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closed 9/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

Immedia PLC, acquired AVC Media

synopsis: Digital audio content company Immedia Group has acquired the business and certain assets of AVC Media out of administration. The AVC Media business, based in Aberdeen, has been purchased for a cash sum of £200,000 from the administrators of AVC Media Enterprises and AVCME Holdings Ltd.
buyer: Immedia PLC (AIM:IME:$3.12)
Immedia provides core music strategies and in-store media technologies designed to empower effective experiential marketing plans. They examine the expectations of customers and create a deeper connection using sensory content and communications to provide a better experience and drive sales. "
target: AVC Media
Aberdeen based, AVC Media is a fully integrated media and communications agency. They combine one of Scotland’s top production teams with quality marketing communications, 3D animation, graphic design, digital media, audiovisual solutions, offshore entertainment and satellite communications.
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closed 7/27/2022 via PR Newswire

Search Discovery, Inc., acquired Allturna

synopsis: Search Discovery has acquired Allturna, a Salesforce Marketing Cloud Engagement Partner specializing in Health and Life Sciences. Search Discovery is now uniquely positioned to help Salesforce Marketing Cloud clients take full advantage of the platform's capabilities.
buyer: Search Discovery, Inc.
Search Discovery is a data transformation company that helps organizations use their data with purpose to drive measurable business impact. Its services and solutions help global organizations at every stage of data transformation, including strategy, implementation, and optimization. "
target: Allturna
Allturna helps sales and marketing clients develop data-centric marketing strategies and tactics, delivers data integration and management services, and applies significant marketing cloud expertise and operations to help clients achieve business impact and analytics insights.
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closed 5/31/2022 via BNC Analysis

Pearman Media Pty. Ltd., acquired MediaSmiths Australia

synopsis: One of Australia’s largest independent media agencies, Pearman (est 1996), has acquired established media agency MediaSmiths to offer a comprehensive suite of media and advertising services to clients. Since 2007, MediaSmiths has been the hands-on partner to hundreds of clients who needed to achieve more from their media strategy budget.
buyer: Pearman Media Pty. Ltd.
Pearman is one of Australia's largest independent media agencies. Established in 1996, they are 100% Australian owned. With no reporting to Paris, London or New York Pearman makes its own decisions quickly and decisively. "
target: MediaSmiths Australia
Since 2007, MediaSmiths has been the hands-on partner to hundreds of clients who needed to achieve more from their media strategy and marketing budget. MediaSmiths has grown with the companies they support to become one of Sydney’s most established independent media & marketing agencies.
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announced 5/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, will acquire M&C Saatchi plc

synopsis: Next Fifteen Group (Next 15), a communications business in London, will acquire M&C Saatchi, the world's largest independent advertising network. M&C Saatchi connects specialist expertise, fuelled by data and technology, to help clients navigate, create and lead meaningful change.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: M&C Saatchi plc (AIM:SAA:$394.58)
Based in the UK, M&C Saatchi is the world's largest independent advertising network. Powered by its philosophy, Brutal Simplicity of Thought, Diversity of Thought, Independence, and Ownership, their work connects buyers and sellers as simply and as powerfully as possible.
price ($mm)[EV]
$377 [$407]
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$534
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$56
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closed 3/28/2022 via PR Newswire

Bridgepoint, acquired Inspired Thinking Group Limited

synopsis: Bridgepoint, a major international alternative asset fund management group, has acquired a majority stake in fast-growing Inspired Thinking Group (Team ITG) from Equistone Partners Europe. A technology-led marketing business, Team ITG creates connected customer experiences for some of the biggest brands on the planet through world-class services an
buyer: Bridgepoint (:$353.32)
UK-based Bridgepoint is a major international alternative asset fund management group, providing private equity and private debt lending solutions to the middle market. Bridgepoint focuses on acquiring or investing in businesses with strong market positions. "
target parent: Equistone Partners Europe
target: Inspired Thinking Group Limited
A technology-led marketing business, Team ITG creates connected customer experiences for some of the biggest brands on the planet through world-class services and smart, intuitive tech.
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announced 3/3/2022 via Company Press Release

Next 15, will acquire Engine Group Ltd

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc (Next 15), a communications business in London, will acquire Engine Group, a global media and marketing services company. Engine helps organizations to outperform in the present and win in the future. The group offers a vast range of marketing solutions, from insights and content to distribution and technology.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Engine Group Ltd
Engine is a global media and marketing services company. Engine helps organizations to outperform in the present and win in the future. The group offers a vast range of marketing solutions, from insights and content to distribution and technology.
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closed 12/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Brunner Inc., acquired Brunner Inc.

synopsis: Full service independent marketing agency, Brunner Inc. is being sold to an expanded ownership group comprised of the firm’s current leadership. The company will be led by Scott Morgan, President; and Rick Gardinier, Chief Digital Officer.
buyer: Brunner Inc.
The company will be led by Scott Morgan, president; and Rick Gardinier, chief digital officer, along with other top management team members in a partnership role — Ken Johns, client experience officer; Erin Stoner, chief financial officer; and Dan Gbur, performance marketing officer. "
target: Brunner Inc.
Brunner is a full service independent marketing agency. They specialize in strategy, media, data science & analytics, marketing automation & CRM, and more.
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closed 10/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

MISSION Group, acquired Soul

synopsis: The MISSION Group, a collective of creative and MarTech agencies based in the UK, has acquired Soul, a leading customer engagement agency in the UK. Soul creates marketing campaigns that enable brands to have a heart to heart with their customers and understand their decision-making processes and motivators.
buyer: MISSION Group (AIM:TMMG:$176.19)
MISSION is a technology-embraced marketing communications and advertising group delivering digital, brand, marketing, advertising and full service communications. MISSION employs more than 1,000 people across the UK, Asia and the US, and works with some of the world’s leading brands. "
target: Soul
Soul is a leading customer engagement agency in the UK. Soul works with psychologists to help businesses better understand human nature. They create marketing campaigns that enable brands to have a heart to heart with their customers and understand their decision-making processes and motivators.
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closed 6/9/2021 via PR Web

Mainspire merged with The Enablement Group,

synopsis: The Enablement Group (TEG), a sales enablement content agency and consultancy, and Mainspire Marketing, a global full-service marketing agency, have merged operations under the name “The Enablement Group” to better serve the needs of corporate sales, marketing, and HR teams.
buyer: The Enablement Group
The Enablement Group (TEG) is a marketing and sales enablement content agency that delivers experiences fostering greater engagement and message retention, ultimately driving revenue and performance improvement. "
target: Mainspire
Mainspire is a full-service global consulting and marketing agency focused on the most innovative technologies driving the future. Mainspire develops and implements solid business marketing strategies that help companies grow and improve the world.
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closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Beattie Communications Group Ltd., acquired Beattie Communications Group Ltd.

synopsis: Beattie Communications' CEO, Laurna Woods, has acquired the company in a management buyout. Beattie is the UK’s No 1 integrated communications agency, competing with digital, social, creative, advertising and PR shops. They provide inspired communications and marketing services to some of the world's largest companies.
buyer: Beattie Communications Group Ltd.
Beattie is the UK’s No 1 integrated communications agency, competing with digital, social, creative, advertising and PR shops. They de-stress the lives of clients by demystifying communications to make it simple, deciphering strategy to make it transformational and debunking delivery to boost ROI. "
target: Beattie Communications Group Ltd.
Beattie is the UK’s No 1 integrated communications agency, competing with digital, social, creative, advertising and PR shops. They de-stress the lives of clients by demystifying communications to make it simple, deciphering strategy to make it transformational and debunking delivery to boost ROI.
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closed 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Moacon Ventures GmbH, acquired Devexgo GmbH

synopsis: Moacon Ventures GmbH, a German investment company, has acquired DEVEXGO GmbH, a German marketing company. With the acquisition, DEVEXGO will begin offering its customers an all-round carefree package in order to reach different target groups from the B2B and B2C environment with different media.
buyer: Moacon Ventures GmbH
Moacon Ventures GmbH is a German investment company comprised of online and offline start-ups from the consumer and marketing sectors. Moacon supports its portfolio companies at every point in their journey, from the idea to long-term market success. "
target: Devexgo GmbH
DEVEXGO is a German marketing company that specializes in cooperation marketing. DEVEXGO offers high-quality couponing in parcel or media supplements, Point-of-Sale and special postal advertising formats, and individual display campaigns on all known platforms.
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closed 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

ADLPerformance, acquired Pschhh

synopsis: ADLPerformance has acquired a company in the communication and marketing sector: Pschhh, a strategic planning and creation agency. Pschhh's aim is to create strong relationships between brands and consumers through brand content that generates added value for the end customer.
buyer: ADLPerformance (PA:ALP.AS:$163.53)
For more than 48 years, ADLPerformance has supported large account clients on their marketing issues. Supported by more than 500 employees, their group is a major player in cross-channel marketing in Europe. They are also present in France, Spain and Portugal. "
target: Pschhh
Based in France, Pschhh is an independent and bubbly communications consulting agency. The agency's aim is to create strong relationships between brands and consumers through brand content that generates added value for the end customer.
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closed 9/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

MESH, LLC, acquired Converge Marketing LLC

synopsis: Baton Rouge agency Mesh continues to expand its footprint in the southern part of the US. The firm is acquiring New Orleans-based agency Converge Marketing and bringing on the firm’s founder, Matt Preuett as Agency Director, New Orleans. Converge Marketing provides expert marketing campaign strategy, project management, and more.
buyer: MESH, LLC
MESH exists to create connections and loyalty to brands. They are an independent, award-winning creative and strategic agency with over 15 years of success. They work with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to startups, who are willing to invest in their brand. "
target: Converge Marketing LLC
New Orleans-based agency Converge Marketing was founded by Matt Preuett in 2016. Converge Marketing of Louisiana provides expert marketing campaign strategy, project management, content creation and reputation building services for growing and established businesses.
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closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

New School, LLC merged with Ignite Advertising, LLC,

synopsis: New School, a marketing and advertising agency in Muskegon, merged with IGNITE, a branding and marketing company also located in Muskegon, MI. New School is a one-stop marketing shop for small to medium sized businesses that provides traditional and digital marketing services.
buyer: Ignite Advertising, LLC
IGNITE is an ad agency that works with businesses of all sizes, at their pace. They don't push large marketing budgets. IGNITE comes up with creative and compelling marketing materials to over time to help businesses grow. IGNITE is based in Muskegon, MI. "
target: New School, LLC
New School is a one-stop marketing shop for small to medium sized businesses of any kind in the Muskegon, MI area looking to grow industry presence and increase sales. Services include: marketing (traditional and digital), web design, video production, graphic design, print design, and more.
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

WPP AUNZ Limited, acquired Meerkats

synopsis: WPP AUNZ, the leading creative transformation agency in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, has acquired Western Australian-based digital and creative business solutions company Meerkats. Meerkats specializes in branding, planning, marketing and creativity.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: WPP AUNZ Limited (:$605.03)
WPP AUNZ is the leading creative transformation agency in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, comprising nearly 5,000 people working across 60+ companies, in over 120 offices across the region. "
target: Meerkats
Meerkats is a creative agency based in Perth, Australia that specializes in branding, planning, marketing and creativity.
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closed 8/3/2021 via BusinessWire

Stagwell Group, acquired MDC Partners, Inc.

synopsis: Stagwell Group has acquired MDC Partners, Inc., one of the most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. The combination will allow both Stagwell and MDC to scale offerings, develop products based on combined tech and data assets, and provide accelerated growth and enhanced services to clients.
buyer: Stagwell Group (STGW:$1,469.36)
Stagwell Group is an independent, digital-first, and fully-integrated organization servicing brands across the continuum of marketing services. Stagwell's brands include experts in digital transformation and marketing, research and insights, marketing communications, and content and media. "
target: MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA:$1,252.82)
MDC Partners is one of the most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. MDC's agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment for over 1,700 clients.
price ($mm)[EV]
$253 [$1,306]*
rev ($mm)
$1,415
EBITDA ($mm)
$215
EV / rev
1.1x
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7.4x
closed 2/14/2020 via Company Press Release

Ringier AG, acquired Admeira AG

synopsis: Ringier, a diversified media company, is acquiring Swisscom’s 50% share in Admeira, making it the sole owner of the marketing company. At the same time, Admeira is being restructured and will focus on the marketing of TV advertising in future. Admeira is Switzerland's largest marketing company.
buyer: Ringier AG
Ringier is a diversified media company with about 6,900 employees across 18 countries. Founded in 1833, Ringier manages leading brands in print, TV, radio, online and mobile media and runs successful print, entertainment and internet businesses. "
target parent: Swisscom
target: Admeira AG
Admeira is Switzerland's largest marketing company. They represent more than 80 strong media brands in the print, radio, TV, online and digital out-of-home domains. They provide their clients with tailored advertising and sponsorship solutions for cross-media campaigns.
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closed 2/11/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Bond Brand Loyalty, acquired rDialogue

synopsis: Bond Brand Loyalty, a global customer experience and loyalty management company, has acquired rDialogue, a customer marketing firm. The acquisition bolsters Bond’s expertise in strategic advisory services to help brands strengthen relationships and optimize the customer journey across all human and digital touch points.
buyer: Bond Brand Loyalty
Bond is a global, data-driven customer experience and loyalty management business. It specializes in the Marketing, Measurement, and Management of powerful experiences that build brand loyalty for the world’s most influential brands. "
target: rDialogue
rDialogue is a customer marketing firm that accelerates the development of smart and profitable relationships between leading brands and customers. The data-driven firm blends science and art to develop and execute innovative marketing strategies around loyalty and relationship marketing.
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announced 2/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ben Lilley, will acquire McCann Australia

synopsis: Ben Lilley, the former CEO of McCann Australia, will acquire McCann Australia from McCann Worldgroup, the world’s leading ad agency network. McCann Australia is an Australian creative agency that turns emotional truths into compelling stories to transform and build brands that last.
buyer: Ben Lilley
Ben Lilley is an Australian creative entrepreneur and private investor. Ben Lilley has a number of private investments and is interested in advertising and marketing businesses in creative, data, digital, design, media and PR. "
target parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
target: McCann Australia
McCann Australia is an Australian creative agency. McCann Australia provides their clients with a completely integrated and comprehensive marketing services offering. The agency turns emotional truths into compelling stories to transform and build brands that last.
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closed 1/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Modi Marketing LLC merged with KWSM Digital,

synopsis: KWSM, a full-service digital marketing agency with offices in Orange County, CA, Atlanta, GA, and Las Vegas, NV is merging with Modi Marketing, a marketing agency based in San Diego, CA. Modi Marketing provides small to mid-sized companies with marketing strategies and ongoing support designed to generate leads and grow revenue.
buyer: KWSM Digital
KWSM is based in Orange County, CA, with offices in Atlanta, GA and Las Vegas, NV. KWSM is a full-service digital agency with services including social media management, digital advertising, influencer marketing, video production, website design & development, and search engine optimization. "
target: Modi Marketing LLC
Modi Marketing is a marketing agency based in San Diego, CA. The agency provides small to mid-sized companies with marketing strategies and ongoing support designed to generate leads and grow revenue. Modi has served local clients under the leadership of Owner Krystina Feucht.
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closed 9/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

Immedia PLC, acquired AVC Media

synopsis: Digital audio content company Immedia Group has acquired the business and certain assets of AVC Media out of administration. The AVC Media business, based in Aberdeen, has been purchased for a cash sum of £200,000 from the administrators of AVC Media Enterprises and AVCME Holdings Ltd.
buyer: Immedia PLC (AIM:IME:$3.12)
Immedia provides core music strategies and in-store media technologies designed to empower effective experiential marketing plans. They examine the expectations of customers and create a deeper connection using sensory content and communications to provide a better experience and drive sales. "
target: AVC Media
Aberdeen based, AVC Media is a fully integrated media and communications agency. They combine one of Scotland’s top production teams with quality marketing communications, 3D animation, graphic design, digital media, audiovisual solutions, offshore entertainment and satellite communications.
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closed 5/20/2015 via Company Press Release

AVC Media, acquired Red Mist Media Limited

synopsis: AVC Media, a fully integrated media and communications agency, announced the acquisition of Red Mist Media, a company that provides a range of premium and result driven online media services for the energy industry.
buyer: AVC Media
Aberdeen based, AVC Media is a fully integrated media and communications agency. They combine one of Scotland’s top production teams with quality marketing communications, 3D animation, graphic design, digital media, audiovisual solutions, offshore entertainment and satellite communications. "
target: Red Mist Media Limited
Red Mist Media provides a range of premium and result driven online media services for the energy industry. They offer online marketing, advertising, brand awareness, industry news and business intelligence.
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closed 9/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

Immedia PLC, acquired AVC Media

synopsis: Digital audio content company Immedia Group has acquired the business and certain assets of AVC Media out of administration. The AVC Media business, based in Aberdeen, has been purchased for a cash sum of £200,000 from the administrators of AVC Media Enterprises and AVCME Holdings Ltd.
buyer: Immedia PLC (AIM:IME:$3.12)
Immedia provides core music strategies and in-store media technologies designed to empower effective experiential marketing plans. They examine the expectations of customers and create a deeper connection using sensory content and communications to provide a better experience and drive sales. "
target: AVC Media
Aberdeen based, AVC Media is a fully integrated media and communications agency. They combine one of Scotland’s top production teams with quality marketing communications, 3D animation, graphic design, digital media, audiovisual solutions, offshore entertainment and satellite communications.
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announced 8/5/2014 via Market Wire

Delivery Agent, Inc., will acquire Musictoday, LLC

synopsis: Delivery Agent, Inc., the market leader in turning viewers into customers for more than 350 of the world's leading global brands, announced it has reached a definitive agreement with Live Nation Entertainment, to acquire Musictoday, a merchandise distribution company that fulfills merchandise orders for hundreds of recording artists.
buyer: Delivery Agent, Inc.
Delivery Agent is the market leader in turning TV viewers into revenue generating customers for the world's largest brands and media companies. Delivery Agent's technology allows viewers to engage with and transact directly from television through web, mobile, and advanced television applications. "
target parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
target: Musictoday, LLC
Musictoday are industry leaders in direct-to-fan ecommerce. With more than 15 years under their belts in creating sales and marketing solutions for brands, artists, labels, festivals and merchandisers. Their 150 person team is based in Crozet, Virginia.
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closed 7/10/2012 via PR Newswire

BUZZMEDIA, Inc., acquired SPIN Media LLC

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA, one of the fastest growing digital media companies, has acquired SPIN Media LLC, an iconic brand and pioneer in music journalism for more than 25 years—extending BUZZMEDIA's commitment to providing the most insightful and authentic coverage of music and culture.
buyer: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
BUZZMEDIA is the leader in pop culture and millennial audience reach, with more than 120 million monthly unique visitors and one in four millennials in the U.S. every month. BUZZMEDIA publishes more than 40 authoritative brands whose voices define categories and culture. "
target parent: The McEvoy Group
target: SPIN Media LLC
SPIN Media LLC provides an all-access pass to music culture via a portfolio of award-winning print and digital properties. The company's offerings include SPIN Magazine, SPIN.com, The SPIN Play app, as well as an events business. SPIN is based in New York, NY.
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closed 4/4/2012 via PR Newswire

Live Nation, Inc., acquired Michael Coppel Presents

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. announced the acquisition of Michael Coppel Presents, one of the leading promoters in Australia and New Zealand. Michael Coppel is one of the most prominent and active concert promoters in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer: Live Nation, Inc. (LYV:$6,268.45)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. "
target: Michael Coppel Presents
Michael Coppel is one of the most prominent and active concert promoters in Australia and New Zealand. He promotes several hundred shows per year and sells up to 1.7 million tickets annually to concerts including artists such as U2, Pink, Metallica, Lady Gaga, and more.
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announced 7/31/2006 via PR Newswire

Live Nation, will acquire Musictoday, LLC

synopsis: Live Nation a leading live event and venue management company, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Musictoday, a world leader in connecting artists directly to their fans through online fan clubs, artist e-commerce and fulfillment, VIP packaging and artist fan club and secondary market ticketing.
buyer: Live Nation (LYV:$6,268.45)
Live Nation's mission is to maximize the live concert experience. Our core business is producing, marketing and selling live concerts for artists via our global concert pipe. Live Nation is the largest producer of live concerts in the world, annually producing over 16,000 concerts. "
target: Musictoday, LLC
Founded in 2000 by Coran Capshaw, Musictoday was born out of the need to create direct artist-to-fan e-commerce tools for artists he managed. In a very short time, Musictoday's roster has grown to over 500 clients, including Dave Matthews Band, the Rolling Stones, John Mayer, Kenny Chesney, and etc.
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closed 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Neste Event Marketing

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced that it acquired a majority stake in Neste, a leading full-service event marketing company. The companies plan to combine Neste’s expertise with Live Nation’s extensive resources to bring to life, Neste Live!.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$6,268.45)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events, produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Neste Event Marketing
Neste Event Marketing is a corporate sponsorship and event marketing agency, servicing the growing music festival marketplace. Recently it added the talent buying and event production elements to their offered services.
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closed 1/14/2016 via PR Newswire

DMI Music & Media Solutions, acquired CIVIL Creative Agency, LLC

synopsis: DMI Music & Media, a premier global music and entertainment agency, has acquired Atlanta-based live event production company, CIVIL Creative. With the acquisition of CIVIL, DMI will offer clients a robust production arm focused on live event management, strategic planning, fabrication, audio/video content development and digital integrations.
buyer: DMI Music & Media Solutions
DMI Music & Media develops and executes comprehensive music branding strategies and programs using the emotional power of music to connect brands to consumers. DMI's unique solutions and creative executions create campaigns for global brands that break through to today's media-savvy consumers. "
target: CIVIL Creative Agency, LLC
CIVIL Creative is an agency that specializes in live events, digital media, product development, and music. They were founded in 2013 and are based in Atlanta, GA.
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announced 10/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

IMS S.A., will acquire make sense media Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: IMS S.A. signed a letter of intent to acquire a majority stake in make sense media Sp. z.o.o. (MSM). MSM offers solutions in the field of sensory marketing (aromamarketing and audiomarketing) and digital signage.
buyer: IMS S.A. (WSE:IMS:$13.08)
IMS S.A. is a leader of specialised sensory marketing services in Poland. They operate in the media and modern technology segment where they use methods that help effectively create and build a positive atmosphere at a point of sale. "
target: make sense media Sp. z o.o.
Make sense media provides comprehensive marketing solutions to retailers. They build a positive atmosphere with carefully selected music (audiomarketing) and fragrance (aromamarketing). They offer visual communication systems (digital signage) solutions.
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announced 8/3/2016 via Reuters

Internet Media Services S.A., will acquire Mood Factory Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Internet Media Services S.A. (IMS), a leader in providing specialized Sensory Marketing services in Poland, announced that it plans to further raise its stake in Mood Factory Sp. z o.o. from 38.8 percent to 86.4 percent. Mood Factory specializes in the development and implementation of Audio Marketing and Aroma Marketing.
buyer: Internet Media Services S.A. (WSE:IMS:$13.08)
Internet Media Services S.A. (IMS) is a leader in providing specialized Sensory Marketing services in Poland. Having over 10 years of experience of working with media and modern technologies, IMS uses techniques which allow for creating appropriate mood and influencing the Customer. "
target: Mood Factory Sp. z o.o.
Mood Factory specializes in the development and implementation of Audio Marketing and Aroma Marketing, which are most effective at influencing customers' emotions. Their key to success is the skillful combination of psychology and sociology with the standards of proven marketing on a global scale.
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closed 3/12/2010 via Capital IQ

HMV Media Group, acquired MAMA Group plc

synopsis: Music, books and games retailer HMV has Acquired live music partner MAMA, trumping an offer from its biggest shareholder investment group SMS Finance.
buyer: HMV Media Group
HMV Group combines two powerful retail brands which are leaders in their respective fields, and where people who work in the businesses are passionate about what they do. They operate from approximately 723 stores in 7 different countries. "
target: MAMA Group plc
MAMA Group Plc is a public company focussed on music and media businesses. The Group is comprised of three divisions: Live Music; Artist Services; and Consumer, which includes The Fly, one of the UK's widest distributed music magazines.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Emporium Presents

synopsis: Live Nation announced that the company has acquired a majority stake of Emporium Presents, an independent concert promotion agency. Emporium Presents was founded in 2015 by Dan Steinberg and Jason Zink. 
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$6,268.45)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Emporium Presents
Founded in 2015, Emporium Presents is a concert promotion company promoting artists and tours throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company promotes over 400 shows a year and lists various big-name artists.
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closed 6/19/2013 via Company Press Release

DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, acquired Wizard Promotions Konzertagentur GmbH

synopsis: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG acquired Wizard Promotions Konzertagentur GmbH. Wizard Promotions has worked with different artists from a range of different business areas, promoting the live performances of artists such as U2, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Adele, Lady Gaga, Zucchero, Bon Jovi, Sting, Eric Clapton, Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica.
buyer: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG (XTRA:ERMK:$226.23)
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Ag, an integrated entertainment content company, engages in the production and staging of tours and concerts in Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. It operates in two segments, Live Touring and Entertainment services. "
target: Wizard Promotions Konzertagentur GmbH
The Wizard Promotions Konzertagentur GmbH has worked with different artists from a range of different business areas since January 2004, promoting the live performances of artists such as U2, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Adele, Lady Gaga, Zucchero, Bon Jovi, Sting, Eric Clapton, Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica.
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closed 8/12/2021 via PR Newswire

Bally's Corporation, acquired Telescope Inc.

synopsis: Bally's Corporation has acquired Telescope Inc., the leading provider of real-time audience engagement solutions for live events, gamified second screen experiences, and interactive livestreams. Telescope's first-in-class products and services will amplify the Bally's Interactive, Bally Bet and Bally Sports brands.
buyer: Bally's Corporation (NYSE:BALY:$694.72)
Bally's Corporation is a leading regional casino-entertainment company with a growing omni-channel presence of online sports betting and iGaming offerings in the US. It also owns Bally's Interactive, a first-in-class B2B2C sports betting platform, Monkey Knife Fight, and SportCaller. "
target parent: H.I.G. Capital
target: Telescope Inc.
Telescope Inc. is the leading provider of real-time fan engagement solutions for live events, gamified second screen experiences and interactive livestreams. Telescope is trusted by the world's largest entertainment and sports media properties, social platforms, and leading Fortune 500 brands.
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announced 9/9/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Picture Marketing, Inc., will acquire Photos In A Minute

synopsis: Picture Marketing, Inc., a technology provider of image-centric event marketing solutions, has finalized an agreement to acquire one of the leading green-screen and print-on-site providers in the nation, Photos In A Minute (PIAM). The combined companies plan to take advantage of the opportunity landscape in the growing 'in-image advertising' niche.
buyer: Picture Marketing, Inc.
Picture Marketing, Inc. provides image-centric experiential marketing solutions with its patented technology. Brands and marketing agencies use Picture Marketing's full line of products and services to create on-brand photo experiences that engage consumers and build online communities. "
target: Photos In A Minute
Photos in a Minute provides on-site promotional photography for events and special green screen photo service to both small and large crowds across North America.
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closed 12/11/2012 via PE Hub

H.I.G. Growth Partners, Moorgate Partners, acquired Telescope Inc.

synopsis: Telescope, the US business of Harvest Media Group has been sold to a management buyout backed by H.I.G. Growth Partners, Moorgate Partners and the US management team. Telescope is the leading provider of audience participation, consumer engagement and social television solutions.
buyer: H.I.G. Growth Partners
buyer: Moorgate Partners
HIG Growth Partners is the dedicated growth capital investment affiliate of HIG Capital. They consider investments across all industries, but focus on certain sectors such as technology, internet and media, healthcare, consumer products and technology-enabled financial and business services. "
target parent: FF&P Private Equity
target: Telescope Inc.
Telescope is the industry leading provider of audience participation, consumer engagement and social television solutions. It is used to reach, engage, monetize, and retain mass-audiences in real-time via multiple devices and across multiple digital platforms.
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