Like FMCG Direct

closed 12/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Deluxe Corporation, acquired FMCG Direct

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announced that it has acquired First Manhattan Consulting Group (FMCG Direct). FMCG Direct, based in New York City, is an industry leader in marketing analytics and insights, providing clients with deep financial services expertise and proprietary research, along with marketing campaign design and execution.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$2,011.32)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target: FMCG Direct
FMCG Direct, based in New York City, is an industry leader in marketing analytics and insights, providing clients with deep financial services expertise and proprietary research, along with marketing campaign design and execution.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
$83
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
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closed 9/29/2016 via BusinessWire

Falfurrias Capital, acquired Marquis Software Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Falfurrias Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in growth-oriented, middle-market businesses, announced that it has purchased a majority interest in Marquis Software Solutions Inc. Founded in 1987 by Les Kassing, Marquis is a pioneer and leader in unique data analytics software and services that help financial institutions.
buyer: Falfurrias Capital
Falfurrias Capital Partners is a Charlotte-based private equity investment firm that acquires or invests in lower, middle-market businesses. As a team of seasoned operators, they work with their portfolio company management teams to identify opportunities and deliver resources to seize them. "
target: Marquis Software Solutions, Inc.
Marquis Software Solutions Inc. is a Plano, Texas-based company that is focused on getting results for over 400 financial institutions nationwide. MARQUIS sets its clients apart by providing expertise in data analytics, MCIF, CRM, strategic consulting, profitability and direct marketing.
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closed 5/28/2014 via Company Press Release

PixelSpoke, acquired Creative Brand Communications

synopsis: Financial Brand Strategy consultants Creative Brand Communications (CBC) has merged with web development and digital marketing agency, PixelSpoke. Creative Brand Communications is the leading digital brand engagement consultancy for the financial services industry.
buyer: PixelSpoke
PixelSpoke combines artistic ability with a metric-based approach to website development. This winning formula of designing visually appealing websites, and using web analytics to improve design performance, helps them generate results for their clients and establish long-lasting relationships. "
target: Creative Brand Communications
Creative Brand Communications is the leading digital brand engagement consultancy for the financial services industry. They help entrepreneurial banks and credit unions stop being commodities through a Digital First strategy that creates a consistent online experiences for their customers.
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closed 3/4/2014 via PR Newswire

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc., acquired Banno, LLC

synopsis: Jack Henry Associates, Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Banno, an Iowa-based company that provides data-enriched Web and transaction marketing services with a focus on the mobile medium as its principal means of delivery.
buyer: Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (JKHY:$1,603.24)
Jack Henry & Associates is a leading provider of computer systems and ATM/debit card/ACH transaction processing services primarily for financial services organizations. Its technology solutions are marketed and supported through three primary brands: Jack Henry Banking, Symitar and ProfitStars. "
target: Banno, LLC
Banno (formerly T8 Webware) discovers insights for financial institutions by harvesting behavior-driven banking data from Banno.com-powered websites, mobile banking, account aggregation, and enriched transactions which provide institutions with segmented customer analysis.
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closed 3/19/2014 via BNC Analysis

Novantas, acquired PNT Marketing Services

synopsis: Novantas, Inc., a leader in customer science and revenue strategy in the financial services industry, announced that it has acquired PNT Marketing Services, a financial services database marketing and campaign management company.
buyer: Novantas
Novantas is the acknowledged leader in customer science and revenue strategy in the financial services industry. The Firm specializes in investigating and interpreting customer needs, attitudes and behaviors in ways that help companies to refine marketing decisions, and customer strategies. "
target: PNT Marketing Services
PNT is a leader in bank marketing services solutions and systems, providing advisory, information, and marketing solutions for many of the largest U.S. commercial banks. PNT has a 26-year track record of helping banks identify, design, and execute efficient and targeted marketing efforts.
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closed 4/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

EMS Consulting, acquired Digital Banking Services

synopsis: EMS Consulting, a certified Salesforce consulting and architecture firm, has acquired Digital Banking Services (DBS), a digital transformation services partner for banking and credit unions. DBS offers services for Salesforce cloud, Mulesoft, Marketing Cloud, and digital marketing.
buyer: EMS Consulting
EMS Consulting is a certified Salesforce consulting and architecture firm. EMS has more than 100 consultants with expertise in the financial services, healthcare and higher education industries. EMS provides custom implementation services that are tailored to their client's specific needs. "
target: Digital Banking Services
Digital Banking Services (DBS) is a digital transformation services partner for banking and credit unions. DBS helps institutions plan, strategize, and execute their digital transformation road map. DBS offers services for Salesforce cloud, Mulesoft, Marketing Cloud, and digital marketing.
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closed 6/29/2017 via BusinessWire

Marquis Software Solutions, Inc., acquired DocuMatix, LLC

synopsis: Marquis, a leading provider of marketing analytics software and professional services for mid-tier banks and credit unions, has acquired DocuMatix, a trusted provider of email marketing solutions used by over 350 credit unions and banks.
buyer parent: Falfurrias Capital
buyer: Marquis Software Solutions, Inc.
MARQUIS is a Plano, Texas-based company that is focused on getting results for over 400 financial institutions nationwide. MARQUIS sets its clients apart from their competition by providing expertise in data analytics, MCIF, CRM, strategic consulting, profitability and direct marketing. "
target: DocuMatix, LLC
At DocuMatix, they simplify communications for credit unions and other financial institutions. DocuMatix is a trusted provider of email marketing solutions used by over 350 credit unions and banks.
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closed 6/14/2013 via PR Web

TRIBUS, acquired SquaredR Consulting, Inc.

synopsis: TRIBUS announced that it will acquire SquaredR Consulting, Inc., a leading provider of content and search marketing solutions in the real estate and mortgage industry. As a result of the acquisition, TRIBUS has established a new Chicago office, in addition to their offices in Orange County, CA, and will further expand their coast-to-coast presence.
buyer: TRIBUS
TRIBUS is a leading pioneer in changing the face of online real estate tools and systems that focus on increased productivity and efficiency both for real estate agents and brokerages. "
target: SquaredR Consulting, Inc.
SquaredR is a leading content marketing solutions provider that has assisted real estate and mortgage professionals across the United States in maximizing their online presence through custom content, on and off-page search engine optimization strategies, email marketing, and public relations.
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closed 7/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Digital Media Solutions, acquired Best Rate Referrals

synopsis: Digital Media Solutions (DMS), an end-to-end solutions provider for brands focused on customer acquisition and retention, has entered the mortgage market through the strategic acquisition of Best Rate Referrals. Best Rate Referrals is an award-winning mortgage marketing firm that offers a variety of lead generation solutions.
buyer: Digital Media Solutions
Digital Media Solutions (DMS) is an end-to-end customer acquisition and retention solution provider. Using actionable data, insightful analytics and proprietary technology, DMS efficiently and effectively reaches, engages and acquires customers for clients across multiple verticals. "
target: Best Rate Referrals
Best Rate Referrals is a Mortgage Marketing Firm that offers compliant lead generation solutions for the lending and insurance industry.
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closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Found Me Online merged with SEO Houston Pros,

synopsis: Found Me Online has merged with SEO Houston Pros, the #1 search engine optimization (SEO) agency in Houston, TX. Found Me Online is a full-service digital marketing company that primarily serves the mortgage and real estate industry in the Houston area. They provide top SEO strategies that put their clients on top of the search engine result page.
buyer: SEO Houston Pros
SEO Houston Pros is the #1 search engine optimization (SEO) agency in Houston, TX. SEO Houston Pros offers SEO, reputation management, web design, and social media marketing services. SEO Houston Pros leverage's a business's existing website to drive massive amount of leads to the business. "
target: Found Me Online
Found Me Online is a full-service digital marketing company with a focus on results. Found Me Online primarily serves the mortgage and real estate industry in the Houston area. They provide top search engine optimization strategies that put their clients on top of the search engine result page.
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announced 2/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Arch Capital Group Ltd., will acquire Precision Marketing Asia Pacific

synopsis: Arch Reinsurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has entered into an agreement in principle to obtain a majority stake in Precision Marketing Asia Pacific, an Australian company that provides data-driven marketing solutions to banks, insurance companies, retailers and health care organizations across the Asia-Pacific region.
buyer: Arch Capital Group Ltd. (ACGL:$6,928.20)
Arch Capital Group Ltd., a Bermuda-based company, provides insurance, reinsurance and mortgage insurance on a worldwide basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries. Arch Worldwide Reinsurance Group, a part of Arch Capital Group Ltd., provides reinsurance to its clients around the globe. "
target: Precision Marketing Asia Pacific
Precision Marketing Asia Pacific (PMAP) is an Australian company that provides data-driven marketing solutions to banks, insurance companies, retailers and health care organizations across the Asia-Pacific region.
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closed 10/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

Uncommn, acquired Marketing Partners

synopsis: Uncommn announced it has acquired Marketing Partners Inc., a well-known marketing services company based in Bethlehem, Pa. Since 1997, the agency has assisted hundreds of credit unions with marketing resources and dedicated programs. The combined company will operate as Uncommn Marketing Partners.
buyer: Uncommn
Uncommn provides strategic marketing and creates affordable custom websites for credit unions, community banks and organizations that embrace being different. "
target: Marketing Partners
Marketing Partners Inc. is a well-known marketing services company based in Bethlehem, Pa. Since 1997, the agency has assisted hundreds of credit unions with marketing resources and dedicated programs, from small credit unions to those with more than $2 billion in total assets.
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closed 8/8/2018 via Company Press Release

Data Action, acquired Fusion Digital Pty Ltd

synopsis: Banking technology firm Data Action (DA) is building upon its close relationship with digital agency FUSION, announcing the acquisition of a significant shareholding in the digital agency.
buyer: Data Action
Data Action is a specialist software and services provider to the financial services industry. With an API-driven core banking platform securely hosted and offered, "as-a-service" in a private cloud, its solutions can scale with clients’ needs, offering flexibility alongside market-leading features."
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: Fusion Digital Pty Ltd
FUSION is a pioneering digital agency with a specialisation in financial services and adjacent industries. The agency’s service offer includes digital strategy, design sprints, UX design and testing, data led growth marketing, in-house digital-build capabilities across web, mobile & voice and more.
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closed 8/23/2017 via Company Press Release

Barkley, acquired Meers Advertising

synopsis: Barkley announced that it is starting a dedicated group focused specifically on the health and finance sectors. As part of the initiative, Meers Advertising will join Barkley. Meers Advertising specializes in brands that protect the financial security of everyday people, in sectors such as health insurance and financial services.
buyer: Barkley
Barkley offers a full range of marketing communications services including advertising, public relations, cause branding, sponsorships and events, relationship marketing, social media, design, media planning and buying, motion graphics, research and interactive marketing. "
target: Meers Advertising
Meers Advertising specializes in brands that protect the financial security of everyday people. Brands in categories like insurance and financial services, to put a fine point on it. Meers knows how to connect these brands to their customers, even the elusive ones.
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closed 5/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Winbrook Associates Inc., acquired RPM Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Winbrook, Inc. announced the acquisition of RPM Associates, a Hingham, Massachusetts based company focused solely on providing New England banks and credit unions with printing, marketing and inventory control programs. RPM has provided over 60 banks and credit unions with business critical organizational, efficiency and cost savings programs.
buyer: Winbrook Associates Inc.
Winbrook sources, manages, fulfills and accounts for all things branded—print, promotional, packaging, display and digital—to bring marketing to life in the real world and help businesses to grow. "
target: RPM Associates, Inc.
RPM Associates is the premier service organization focused solely on providing New England banks and credit unions with printing, marketing and inventory control programs. RPM services offer everything needed to create and manage print inventory.
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closed 9/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

Communisis plc, acquired Editions Financial

synopsis: Marketing specialist Communisis has bought Editions Financial, in a move that will boost its market-leading position in the financial services sector. Editions Financial is the UK’s leading content marketing agency for banks and other financial firms.
buyer: Communisis plc (GB:CMS:$501.10)
Communisis is in the business of marketing services. They optimise marketing activities by adding value to customer and prospect communications, online and offline. They work with clients on the planning, creation and delivery of marketing communications. "
target: Editions Financial
Editions Publishing, which trades as Editions Financial is UK's only content marketing agency dedicated to finance and business. Editions Financial has successfully delivered over 2000 projects. They have created and implemented global content strategies for some of the world's largest brands.
price ($mm)[EV]
$11 [$9]
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closed 2/13/2019 via PR Web

Doxim Solutions ULC, acquired Market Connections Inc.

synopsis: Doxim, a Canadian customer communications and engagement technology provider serving financial and regulated markets, has acquired Market Connections, Inc. (MCI), a Canadian company that develops customized communication solutions. Market Connections provides direct marketing services to the financial, corporate, real estate and dental markets.
buyer parent: GI Partners
buyer: Doxim Solutions ULC
Based in Canada, Doxim is a leading provider of SaaS-based customer engagement software for banks, credit unions, and wealth management firms. Doxim helps financial institutions transform their client experience, communicate effectively throughout the client lifecycle and improve cross-sell. "
target: Market Connections Inc.
Market Connections is a Canadian company that develops, designs and executes highly customized and personalized communication solutions. Market Connections provides direct marketing services to the financial, corporate, real estate and dental markets throughout Canada and the United States.
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closed 1/21/2016 via PE Hub

Spectrio, acquired TMS Audio Productions

synopsis: The Riverside Company has acquired TMS Audio Productions as an add-on to its Spectrio platform. TMS provides on-hold and messaging and marketing services for more than 400 customers, primarily in the healthcare and financial industries.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Spectrio
Spectrio is a national provider of on-hold messaging and digital signage managed services that allow clients to deliver targeted marketing messages in a variety of ways. "
target: TMS Audio Productions
TMS is a provider of on-hold music and messaging services for customers who are mostly in the healthcare and financial sectors.
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closed 12/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Deluxe Corporation, acquired FMCG Direct

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announced that it has acquired First Manhattan Consulting Group (FMCG Direct). FMCG Direct, based in New York City, is an industry leader in marketing analytics and insights, providing clients with deep financial services expertise and proprietary research, along with marketing campaign design and execution.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$2,011.32)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target: FMCG Direct
FMCG Direct, based in New York City, is an industry leader in marketing analytics and insights, providing clients with deep financial services expertise and proprietary research, along with marketing campaign design and execution.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
$83
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/18/2019 via BusinessWire

Deluxe Corporation, purchased Remittance Solutions from Fiserv, Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe, a Trusted Business Technology™ company, announced it has acquired the Remittance Solutions assets of Fiserv, a global leader in financial services technology solutions. Fiserv’s remittance solutions business offers receivables management, remittance processing and lockbox services to customers.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$2,011.32)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
seller: Fiserv, Inc. (FISV:$10,187.00)
The acquisition includes the remittance solutions business of Fiserv. Fiserv’s remittance solutions business offers receivables management, remittance processing and lockbox services to customers. Fiserv is a global leader in financial services technology solutions.
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closed 5/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Deluxe Corporation, acquired LogoMix

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announced that it recently acquired 100 percent of privately held LogoMix, a Boston-based provider of logo design and other small business branding and marketing services. LogoMix enables businesses and individuals to create and purchase custom marketing products for use online and offline.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$2,011.32)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target: LogoMix
LogoMix is a self-service marketing and branding platform serving more than 900,000 customers in 120 countries. LogoMix believes that making a logo, business card or custom marketing product like a pen, polo, or sign should not only be easy, it should be fun.
price ($mm)
$43
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closed 4/4/2017 via BusinessWire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired RDM Corporation

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation and RDM Corporation of Canada announced that, through a wholly owned subsidiary, Deluxe has completed the acquisition of 100 percent of the stock of RDM. RDM Corporation is a provider of remote deposit capture (RDC) software, hardware and digital imaging solutions for financial institutions and corporate clients.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$2,011.32)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target: RDM Corporation (TSX:RC:$21.24)
RDM Corporation provides large financial institutions with Remote Deposit Capture solutions designed to help their clients simplify the way they do business. RDM provides both software and hardware solutions including web-based and mobile RDC, and manufactures a range of digital imaging scanners.
price ($mm)
$70
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
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3.3x
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12.7x
closed 12/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Deluxe Corporation, acquired FMCG Direct

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announced that it has acquired First Manhattan Consulting Group (FMCG Direct). FMCG Direct, based in New York City, is an industry leader in marketing analytics and insights, providing clients with deep financial services expertise and proprietary research, along with marketing campaign design and execution.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$2,011.32)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target: FMCG Direct
FMCG Direct, based in New York City, is an industry leader in marketing analytics and insights, providing clients with deep financial services expertise and proprietary research, along with marketing campaign design and execution.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
$83
EBITDA ($mm)
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2.4x
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closed 8/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Deluxe Corporation, acquired InkHead, Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation, parent company of Top 40 distributor Safeguard, has acquired InkHead Promotional Products. InkHead is an online distributor of custom promotional products, tradeshow giveaways, and personalized gifts for special events, custom apparel and corporate gifts. The acquisition will strengthen Deluxe's presence in the online market.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$2,011.32)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target: InkHead, Inc.
InkHead is an online distributor of custom promotional products, tradeshow giveaways, and personalized gifts for special events, custom apparel and corporate gifts. They are committed to helping customers promote their business or event in a way that feels authentic to them.
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closed 10/19/2015 via BusinessWire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired Datamyx

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation, a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions, announced its acquisition of Datamyx LLC, a leading provider of integrated information, technology and analytics. Datamyx serves customers in industries ranging from banking, credit unions and mortgage providers to alternative finance, insurance and others.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$2,011.32)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target parent: Halyard Capital
target: Datamyx
Datamyx is a leading provider of integrated information, technology and analytics solutions derived from all three national credit bureaus. Through its proprietary, online platform, Intelidata Express, Datamyx provides marketers with actionable insights that help maximize their return on investment.
price ($mm)
$160
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closed 5/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

Safeguard Business Systems, Inc., acquired Fontis Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Safeguard Business Systems, a company that offers a comprehensive line of business management solutions to support the changing needs of businesses, acquired Fontis Solutions, a full-service commercial printing company that offers creative brand messages in print, promotional merchandise, online communications, and marketing services.
buyer parent: Deluxe Corporation
buyer: Safeguard Business Systems, Inc.
Safeguard offers a comprehensive line of business management solutions to support the changing needs of businesses across North America. They offer checks, forms and filing systems to full-color printing, promotional products, business apparel and Web services. "
target: Fontis Solutions, Inc.
Fontis Solutions is a business and marketing communications company that helps clients improve their return on all of their branded communications. They make managing multiple resources and types of media easy for their clients by acting as an extension of their clients' staff.
price ($mm)
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$40
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closed 10/23/2014 via Company Press Release

Deluxe Corporation, acquired Wausau Financial Systems

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announced the acquisition of Wausau Financial Systems (WAUSAU), a market share leader in receivables management for commercial banks and major corporations. WAUSAU has established partnerships with an impressive roster of clients, including nine of the top 10 financial institutions and more than 50 Fortune 500 companies.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$2,011.32)
Deluxe Corporation is one of the two largest check printers in the US, and provides personalized products and services to small businesses, financial institutions, and consumers. Deluxe offers design services, website services, print marketing, promotional products, and fraud protection services. "
target: Wausau Financial Systems
WAUSAU Financial Systems is recognized for consistently delivering best-of-breed financial technology, services and solutions that integrate receivables, accelerate deposits and payments, and eliminate paper.
price ($mm)[EV]
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closed 1/7/2014 via BusinessWire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired Destination Rewards, Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation, a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Destination Rewards, a leading customer rewards and loyalty program provider based in Boca Raton, Florida.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$2,011.32)
Deluxe Corporation is one of the two largest check printers in the US, and provides personalized products and services to small businesses, financial institutions, and consumers. Deluxe offers design services, website services, print marketing, promotional products, and fraud protection services. "
target: Destination Rewards, Inc.
Destination Rewards® is the industry's most innovative provider of zero liability rewards programs, specializing in loyalty, incentive and engagement solutions, that are based upon an expansive merchant network for discounted retail goods and services.
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closed 7/25/2013 via Company Press Release

Deluxe Corporation, acquired VerticalResponse Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announces the acquisition of VerticalResponse. VerticalResponse Inc. provides a full suite of self-service marketing solutions for small businesses including email marketing, social media, online event marketing, postcard marketing and online surveys.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$2,011.32)
Deluxe Corporation is one of the two largest check printers in the US, and provides personalized products and services to small businesses, financial institutions, and consumers. Deluxe offers design services, website services, print marketing, promotional products, and fraud protection services. "
target: VerticalResponse Inc.
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VerticalResponse Inc. provides a full suite of Web-based, self-service marketing solutions for small businesses including email marketing, social media, event marketing, direct mail and online surveys.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
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closed 6/5/2012 via BusinessWire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired OrangeSoda, Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announced that it has acquired OrangeSoda, Inc., a leading internet marketing services company specializing in search, mobile, and social media campaign strategies for small businesses. OrangeSoda provides services directly to small businesses as well as through a growing number of strategic partners.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$2,011.32)
Deluxe Corp is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. The company's wide range of products and services include customized checks and forms as well as web-site development and hosting, search engine marketing, logo design and business networking. "
target: OrangeSoda, Inc.
Founded in 2006, OrangeSoda offers online marketing to local businesses with a unique blend of intelligent service and simple technology. By harmonizing services that cover the entire search engine results page, OrangeSoda provides the best return on investment.
price ($mm)
$27
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closed 7/28/2011 via BusinessWire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired PsPrint, LLC

synopsis: Sverica International announced the sale of its portfolio company PsPrint, LLC to Deluxe Corporation. PsPrint is a leading online supplier of high-quality, custom printed promotional products and integrated design and mailing services to small- and medium- sized businesses, including non-profit organizations and educational institutions.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$2,011.32)
Deluxe Corp is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. The company's wide range of products and services include customized checks and forms as well as web-site development and hosting, search engine marketing, logo design and business networking. "
target parent: Sverica International
target: PsPrint, LLC
PsPrint combines state-of-the-art Internet capabilities and the industry's best printing equipment with experienced print professionals and color specialists to deliver convenient online ordering, consistent color matching and 99.7 percent on-time delivery.
price ($mm)
$45
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closed 8/3/2009 via PR Newswire

Hostopia, purchased Customer Assets from Aplus.Net

synopsis: Hostopia.com Inc., a unit of Deluxe Corporation, closed the previously announced acquisition of the shared Web services customer assets of Abacus America Inc., doing business as Aplus.net. The transaction will bring over 80,000 small business subscribers to the Deluxe customer base.
buyer parent: Deluxe Corporation
buyer: Hostopia
Hostopia is a leading provider of web services that enable small- and medium-sized businesses to establish and maintain an Internet presence. The company's customers are communication services providers, including telecommunication carriers, cable companies and internet service providers. "
seller parent: Catalyst Investors, L.P.
seller: Aplus.Net
Aplus.Net specializes in helping small businesses build an online customer base with a comprehensive range of services that includes web hosting and design, dedicated servers, online marketing, e-commerce, domain name registration, and much more.
price ($mm)
$28
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closed 7/8/2009 via PR Newswire

Hostopia, acquired MerchEngines

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announced that its Hostopia unit has acquired the search engine marketing (SEM) firm MerchEngines. MerchEngines' SEM solutions help small businesses acquire new customers by generating visitors to their websites. This acquisition adds new and more robust SEM capabilities to the Hostopia portfolio of services.
buyer parent: Deluxe Corporation
buyer: Hostopia
Hostopia is a leading provider of web services that enable small- and medium-sized businesses to establish and maintain an Internet presence. The company's customers are communication services providers, including telecommunication carriers, cable companies and internet service providers. "
target: MerchEngines
MerchEngines.com is a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution that provides ad agencies, traditional media companies, online publishers, and local aggregators a hosted and fully managed search marketing solution.
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closed 7/30/2008 via PR Newswire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired PartnerUp

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation has acquired PartnerUp, an online networking community for small businesses and entrepreneurs. This acquisition is aligned with Deluxe's continued focus on creating a strategic portfolio of services and products that spans the full small business workflow.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$2,011.32)
Deluxe Corp. provides a wide range of customized products and services: personalized printed items, promotional products, web services, fraud prevention and marketing services, financial institution customer loyalty and retention programs and business networking services. "
target: PartnerUp
PartnerUp is an online community that connects entrepreneurs with other business people and professionals who can help them to build their company and vice versa. We do this by allowing entrepreneurs to post opportunities, and by allowing professionals to post their skills and experience.
price ($mm)
$3.80
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 6/19/2008 via

Deluxe Corporation, acquired Hostopia

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation and Hostopia.com Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Deluxe to acquire Hostopia, a leading provider of web services that enable small and medium-sized businesses to establish and maintain an Internet presence.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$2,011.32)
Deluxe Corp. provides a wide range of customized products and services: personalized printed items, promotional products, web services, fraud prevention and marketing services, financial institution customer loyalty and retention programs and business networking services. "
target: Hostopia
Hostopia is a leading provider of web services that enable small- and medium-sized businesses to establish and maintain an Internet presence. The company's customers are communication services providers, including telecommunication carriers, cable companies and internet service providers.
price ($mm)
$120
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
13.9x
closed 10/26/2006 via PR Newswire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired The Johnson Group

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation has purchased the assets of The Johnson Group, an award-winning commercial printing enterprise, and its affiliated companies. The Johnson Group is headquartered in Rockford, Illinois and employs 130 people.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$2,011.32)
Deluxe Corp. provides a wide range of customized products and services: personalized printed items, promotional products, web services, fraud prevention and marketing services, financial institution customer loyalty and retention programs and business networking services. "
target: The Johnson Group
The Johnson Group serves its nation-wide customers through a complete menu of full prepress support, one-to-multi-color offset and digital printing, extensive finishing, bindery, mailing, and fulfillment support. The Johnson Group is a leader in the digital arena, providing innovative web-to-print.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
$22
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/25/2004 via PR Newswire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired New England Business Service, Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation DLX today announced the successful completion of the cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of New England Business Service, Inc. NEB. The tender offer, which commenced on May 25, 2004, expired at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 24, 2004.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$2,011.32)
Deluxe Corp. provides a wide range of customized products and services: personalized printed items, promotional products, web services, fraud prevention and marketing services, financial institution customer loyalty and retention programs and business networking services. "
target: New England Business Service, Inc.
New England Business Service, Inc. is a leading business-to-business direct marketing company with 2.5 million active small business customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and France. NEBS supplies a wide variety of business products and services which are marketed through direc
price ($mm)
$766
rev ($mm)
$680
EBITDA ($mm)
$82
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
9.3x
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 (ENXTPA:ALP:$164.20)
For more than 48 years, ADLPerformance has supported large account clients on their marketing issues. Supported by more than 500 employees, their group is a major player in cross-channel marketing in Europe. They are also present in France, Spain and Portugal. "
target: Pschhh
Based in France, Pschhh is an independent and bubbly communications consulting agency. The agency's aim is to create strong relationships between brands and consumers through brand content that generates added value for the end customer.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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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 (ASX:SGN:$605.03)
WPP AUNZ is the leading creative transformation agency in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, comprising nearly 5,000 people working across 60+ companies, in over 120 offices across the region. "
target: Meerkats
Meerkats is a creative agency based in Perth, Australia that specializes in branding, planning, marketing and creativity.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
on offer 6/25/2020 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, offer to acquire MDC Partners, Inc.

synopsis: Stagwell Group will acquire 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
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:$1,414.75)
MDC Partners is one of the most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. MDC's agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment for over 1,700 clients.
price ($mm)[EV]
$253 [$1,306]*
rev ($mm)
$1,415
EBITDA ($mm)
$215
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/22/2020 via PR Web

Vectra Digital, acquired iPartnerMedia, Inc.

synopsis: Vectra Digital, a high-tech, full-service marketing and intelligent web design agency, has acquired iPartnerMedia, Inc. (iPM), a digital marketing firm and public relations agency. iPM delivers web design, SEO, digital marketing, print marketing, and public relations solutions to small and medium sized businesses across North America.
buyer parent: Ignite Partners
buyer: Vectra Digital
Vectra Digital is a high-tech, full-service marketing and intelligent web design agency. Vectra Digital uses Ada, a proprietary artificial intelligence platform created to launch their clients marketing into explosive growth with digital campaigns that are being continually optimized. "
target: iPartnerMedia, Inc.
iPartnerMedia (iPM) is a creative agency that delivers web design, search engine optimization, digital marketing, print marketing, and public relations solutions to small and medium sized businesses across the United States and Canada.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/8/2020 via PR Newswire

GMLV, acquired The Byne Group, Inc.

synopsis: GMLV, a Newark, NJ/NY area based integrated marketing communications agency, announced that it has merged with The Byne Group, an award-winning strategic branding and integrated marketing agency. TBG has helped clients grow their brand through creative guidance, design, collaboration, and strategic thinking for over twenty years.
buyer: GMLV
GMLV is a full-service integrated marketing and communications company serving national and regional clients with award-winning work in brand-identity, creative and marketing services, media planning and buying, digital and public relations. "
target: The Byne Group, Inc.
The Byne Group (TBG) is an award-winning strategic branding and integrated marketing agency. TBG has helped clients grow their brand through creative guidance, design, collaboration, and strategic thinking for over twenty years.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Fitzco, acquired Fitzco

synopsis: Dave Fitzgerald, founder and chairman of Fitzco, has acquired the company back from Interpublic Group of Companies, a global provider of marketing solutions. Fitzco is a full-service agency with combined capabilities across advertising, strategic planning, media, digital, creative technology, performance marketing and design.
buyer: Fitzco
Fitzco is a full-service marketing agency that helps brands find their unique place in culture. Fitzco's capabilities include advertising, strategic planning, media, digital, creative technology, performance marketing and design. The agency has helped brands such as Coka-Cola, MGM Resorts, and more."
target parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
target: Fitzco
Fitzco is a full-service marketing agency that helps brands find their unique place in culture. Fitzco's capabilities include advertising, strategic planning, media, digital, creative technology, performance marketing and design. The agency has helped brands such as Coka-Cola, MGM Resorts, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Inc & Co, acquired Brass Agency

synopsis: Inc & Co, a collective group of marketing agencies in the UK, has acquired Brass Agency, a full-service marketing agency in the UK. Brass helps their clients design and deliver just the right experience for their brand. Brass has diverse experience across digital, shopper, media, PR, insight, advertising, mobile, branding, search and content.
buyer: Inc & Co
Inc & Co is a collective group of marketing agencies in the UK. Inc & Co is redefining the landscape by bringing agencies into a creative collective that empowers them to deliver a dynamic portfolio of services to clients. "
target: Brass Agency
Brass is an independent full-service marketing agency in the UK. Brass helps their clients design and deliver just the right experience for their brand. Brass has diverse experience across digital, shopper, media, PR, insight, advertising, mobile, branding, search and content.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/23/2019 via BusinessWire

Legacy Acquisition Corp., will acquire Blue Impact

synopsis: Legacy Acquisition, a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, will acquire Blue Impact, a group that's composed of Vision 7, Canada’s marketing communications platform, We Are Social, UK’s creative agency, Fuseproject, a product design agency, Metta, China’s marketing agency, and Madhouse, China's paid media and performance platform.
buyer: Legacy Acquisition Corp. (LGC:$0.00)
Legacy is a publicly-traded Special Purpose Acquisition Company. It was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more target businesses. "
target parent: BlueFocus Communication Group
target: Blue Impact
Blue Impact is a communication services group. It is composed of Vision 7, Canada’s marketing communications platform, We Are Social, UK’s creative agency, Fuseproject, a product design agency, Metta, China’s marketing agency, and Madhouse, Shanghai’s paid media and performance platform.
price ($mm)[EV]
$353 [$393]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Briggs Advertising merged with CD&M Communications,

synopsis: Briggs Advertising in Bath has become part of Portland-based marketing agency CD&M Communications. Briggs Advertising is an agency that designs websites, brochures, print, produces radio, TV, training videos, events, creates trade show booths, strategic marketing plans, and anything else their clients need.
buyer: CD&M Communications
CD&M Communications are a strategic and creative agency that helps clients change the way consumers think about their brands. They specialize in Consumer Advertising, Business Communications, Social Marketing, Branding Strategy, TV, Radio, Print, Web Design, Planning and Buying, PR and more. "
target: Briggs Advertising
Briggs Advertising is an agency that designs websites, brochures, print, produces radio, TV, training videos, events, creates trade show booths, strategic marketing plans, and anything else their clients need. They are based in Maine.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Chemistry, acquired Pinta USA LLC

synopsis: Chemistry, an independent full-service marketing communications agency, has acquired Pinta, a full-service agency which practices the art of cross-cultural marketing. With a focus on culture, Pinta's offerings include strategic planning, creative development, media buying, digital content, social media and public relations.
buyer: Chemistry
Chemistry is an independent full-service marketing communications agency with offices in Pittsburgh and Atlanta. The firm provides services in advertising, brand strategy, media, public relations, social, digital marketing, and web development. "
target: Pinta USA LLC
Pinta is a full-service agency which practices the art of cross-cultural marketing. With a focus on culture, their offerings include strategic planning, creative development, media buying, digital content, social media and public relations.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

ORB Limited, acquired Superdream Creative Limited

synopsis: Orb, a UK company comprised of brand builders, creatives, strategists, problem solvers, consultants, thought provokers and mediators, has acquired Superdream, an Australian-based full-service international marketing agency that offers brand transformation, advertising, public relations, events and social media services.
buyer: ORB Limited
Headquartered in the UK, Orb is a company comprised of brand builders, creatives, strategists, problem solvers, consultants, thought provokers and mediators. They build brands battle-hardened, customer-focused, ready to go and, most importantly, ready to succeed. "
target: Superdream Creative Limited
Headquartered in Australia, Superdream is a full-service international marketing agency. They offers brand transformation, advertising, public relations, events and social media services to brands that want to connect with their audience.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Buffalo Agency, acquired Rawle Murdy Associates Inc.

synopsis: Buffalo Agency, a fully-integrated marketing firm that is focused on golf, has acquired Rawle Murdy, a full-service integrated communications firm. Rawle Murdy combines strategic thinking, digital, brand communications and social connections to help businesses thrive. Their services include advertising, digital marketing, social media, PR and more.
buyer: Buffalo Agency
Buffalo Agency is a fully-integrated marketing firm that serves companies and organizations connected to the golf, sport and lifestyle markets globally. Buffalo creates and shares stories that amplify all the positive experiences the world of golf has to offer. "
target: Rawle Murdy Associates Inc.
Rawle Murdy is a full-service integrated communications firm. Rawle Murdy combines strategic thinking, digital, brand communications, and social connections to help businesses thrive. Their services include advertising and marketing, digital marketing, social media, public relations, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/17/2019 via PE Hub

LDC Limited, acquired MSQ Partners Limited

synopsis: LDC has acquired MSQ Partners, a marketing agency. MSQ Partners is a multi-disciplinary group of digital, marketing and creative agencies that specialises in marketing communications for consumer and B2B brands.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
LDC is the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group. LDC invests in ambitious management teams, often enabling them to retain control of their business while providing capital as well as strategic and operational advice. LDC has a diverse portfolio of 90 mid-sized businesses across all sectors. "
target parent: NVM Private Equity Limited
target: MSQ Partners Limited
MSQ Partners is a multi-disciplinary group of digital, marketing and creative agencies that specialises in marketing communications for consumer and B2B brands. The group employs more than 600 people across 15 offices in the UK, Asia and USA.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/14/2019 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, will acquire Epsilon

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, is to acquire Epsilon, an all-encompassing global marketing innovator, from Alliance Data. Epsilson provides unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights and world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
target: Epsilon
Epsilon is an all-encompassing global marketing innovator. They provide unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights, world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms and data-driven creative, activation and execution.
price ($mm)
$4,400
rev ($mm)
$1,900
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA

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Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
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Harte-Hanks, Inc.
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year
2017
rev ($mm)
$394.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.14
EBIT ($mm)
($4.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5620
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Ticker: 002712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd. offers media services in China. Through their brands, they offer Media planning and agency (ProVision Media Network), Brand Management (BC&T Boundless Creations & Talents), Outdoor Advertising (EYoung Outdoors), Digital Marketing (Simei Digital), and more.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$374.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.18
EBIT ($mm)
$13.83
Net Income ($mm)
$14.17
Employees
180
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Ticker: AIM:TMMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Mission Marketing Group plc
The Mission Marketing Group plc
The Mission Marketing Group plc is a national network of creative communications Agencies. The Group portfolio comprises integrated, multi-discipline, multi-sector Agencies, specialists in specific marketing/communications activities and specialists in particular market sectors.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$221.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.99
EBIT ($mm)
$12.22
Net Income ($mm)
$8.16
Employees
1150
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ADLPerformance
ADLPerformance
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$164.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$13.34
EBIT ($mm)
$12.29
Net Income ($mm)
$6.21
Employees
437
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Ticker: AIM:INTQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ is one of the world's most successful Mobile, Social & APP-based service providers. Their disruptive mobile marketing, rich media and advertising platforms enable clients to profitably engage with the emerging social entertainment ecosystem.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$151.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.25
EBIT ($mm)
$12.92
Net Income ($mm)
$11.84
Employees
155
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