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announced 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Publicize, Inc., will acquire Techli

synopsis: Midwest innovation publication, Techli, has been acquired by PR firm Publicize. Techli is an online media publication that delivers innovation news and in-depth editorial on the technology, businesses and ideas that are changing the way people live, work, and play.
buyer: Publicize, Inc.
Publicize is a PR solution for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. They are a startup aiming to disrupt the PR industry with a flexible, cost-effective model that scales for entrepreneurs. They provide the very best PR services, quickly, effectively, and efficiently on a month to month basis. "
target: Techli
Techli is an online media publication that aims to be the source for news on entrepreneurship & innovation in the Midwest. Techli delivers innovation news and in-depth editorial on the technology, businesses and ideas that are changing the way people live, work, and play.
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closed 8/17/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Innovation Women LLC, acquired Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur

synopsis: Innovation Women (IW), the leading visibility bureau for entrepreneurial, technical and professional women, has acquired Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur, a woman-owned online publisher of global news, trends and insights on female entrepreneurship.
buyer: Innovation Women LLC
Innovation Women is a self-service online platform that connects entrepreneurial, technical, and professional women with event managers to provide gender balance onstage at conferences and events. It provides members with a complete speaker platform, including access to calls for speakers. "
target: Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur
Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur is an American, women-owned online publisher of news, trends and insights on female entrepreneurship around the globe. Get breaking news and insights on women-founded startups and the latest trends and how-tos to take your startup to the next level.
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closed 10/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Startup Weekend, acquired StartupDigest

synopsis: StarupDigest, a curated email newsletter of local events and activities, has been acquired for an undisclosed amount by Startup Weekend.
buyer: Startup Weekend
Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds. "
target: StartupDigest
StartupDigest operates a members-only guide platform for the startup world. Its members receive a curated email of startup events, job opportunities, and educational content. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
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closed 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

MailChimp, acquired Courier Media

synopsis: Mailchimp, an all-in-one marketing platform for small businesses, has acquired Courier Media, a a bi-monthly print magazine in the UK that covers stories of startup culture and modern business. Courier provides educational and inspirational content for modern entrepreneurs and small businesses.
buyer: MailChimp
Mailchimp is an always-on marketing platform for small businesses. MailChimp makes it easy for businesses to design and send beautiful emails, manage their contacts, and stay on top of their marketing. Their tools allow users to create emails, Facebook ads, landing pages, and more. "
target: Courier Media
Courier Media is a bi-monthly print magazine in the UK that covers stories of startup culture and modern business. Courier provides educational and inspirational content for modern entrepreneurs and small businesses. They also offer an email newsletter and a monthly newspaper focused on London.
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closed 10/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Espacio, acquired The Tech Panda

synopsis: Media incubator Espacio announces its acquisition of The Tech Panda, a Bangalore-based media publication dedicated to startup and tech news in India. The Tech Panda was founded in 2012 by entrepreneur, technologist, and writer Prateek Panda, with the aim of highlighting the strength of innovation within India.
buyer: Espacio
Espacio is a media incubator located in the heart of Medellin, Colombia. Their mission is to further entrepreneurship in Medellin. "
target: The Tech Panda
The Tech Panda is a Bangalore-based media publication dedicated to startup and tech news in India. TheTechPanda.com is a one-stop destination for the latest news and stories on startups, entrepreneurship and technology businesses.
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closed 9/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

PeopletoPeople Group, acquired Widoobiz

synopsis: PeopletoPeople Group, a specialist in human capital management, concluded the acquisition of the Widoobiz group, a French company that provides online news for entrepreneurs.
buyer: PeopletoPeople Group
Founded in 2007 by Christian Pousset, PeopletoPeople Group supports companies in their transformation and makes human capital a decisive lever for performance. "
target: Widoobiz
Widoobiz, based in France, provides online media for Entrepreneurs & Startups. News articles, radio shows and videos give entrepreneurs information and testimonials useful to the development of their business.
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closed 4/19/2018 via Company Press Release

PR TIMES, acquired The Bridge, Inc.

synopsis: PR TIMES, Inc., a Japanese company that distributes press releases online, has acquired The Bridge, a blog in Japan that was created to help connect entrepreneurs and investors. The Bridge provides the latest news about technology, with a focus on domestic startups.
buyer: PR TIMES (TSE:3922:$15.73)
PR TIMES, Inc. is a Japanese company that distributes press releases online. The company distributes over 10,000 press releases a month and has over 11 million page visits a month. PR TIMES' mission is to provide press releases as soon as possible. "
target: The Bridge, Inc.
Founded in 2010, The Bridge is a blog in Japan that was created to help connect entrepreneurs and investors. The Bridge provides the latest news about technology, with a focus on domestic startups. Over 350,000 entrepreneurs and investors use The Bridge as their source of information every month.
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closed 4/29/2014 via BNC Analysis

CoFoundersLab, acquired Bizpora Limited

synopsis: CoFoundersLab has acquired Bizpora. Bizpora Limited operates a platform for entrepreneurs to better connect and network with other like-minded entrepreneurs. The site also helped its entrepreneur members find accommodation with other entrepreneurs when traveling.
buyer: CoFoundersLab
CoFoundersLab helps entrepreneurs with the first and toughest part of launching a startup, finding a co-founder. They do this through a free online matching platform and free in-person Meetups. "
target: Bizpora Limited
Bizpora Limited operates a platform for entrepreneurs to better connect and network with other like-minded entrepreneurs. The site also helped its entrepreneur members find accommodation with other entrepreneurs when traveling.
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closed 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

KingsCrowd, acquired Crowditz LLC

synopsis: KingsCrowd, a Boston-based leading independent, third-party crowdfunding research and rating service, has acquired leading equity crowdfunding data and analytics provider Crowditz. The team at Crowditz has built the first comprehensive software that collects and analyzes investment data from across the industry.
buyer: KingsCrowd
KingsCrowd is the leading independent, third-party independent, unbiased ratings service for the equity crowdfunding market. Through in-depth market research and company due diligence, it provides investors with the necessary information needed to make an informed investment decision in this space. "
target: Crowditz LLC
Crowditz is a platform which aggregates data from across the entire equity crowdfunding industry. It helps connect everyday investors with deals of interest and use data to help understand crowdfunding trends and ultimately help predict outcomes for crowdfunded start-ups.
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closed 4/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Multiregional TransitTelecom, acquired Spark.ru

synopsis: Multiregional TransitTelecom (MTT), one of the largest telecom providers in Russia, has acquired Spark.ru, a Russian blog platform for entrepreneurs. Spark.ru allows entrepreneurs to tell their story, discuss their ideas, find employees and investors, ask questions, and get customer feedback.
buyer: Multiregional TransitTelecom
Multiregional TransitTelecom (MTT) is one of the largest telecom providers in Russia. MTT creates a wide range of innovative products on the edge of telecom and IT for corporate, SMB and SOHO clients. MTT has over 70,000 Russian and foreign clients and processes over 60,000,000 calls every day. "
target: Spark.ru
Spark.ru is a Russian blog platform for entrepreneurs. Spark.ru allows entrepreneurs to tell their story, discuss their ideas, find employees and investors, ask questions, and get customer feedback. Spark.ru has over 9.5 thousand registered projects looking to form teams and attract investments.
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announced 2/26/2017 via Company Press Release

MVF, will acquire Startups.co.uk

synopsis: Startups.co.uk, part of parent company Crimson Startups Limited, has been acquired by MVF – one of the UK’s fastest growing technology companies. Startups.co.uk is the longest serving, largest and most comprehensive small business advice platform covering everything there is to know to start, buy, run or sell a company.
buyer: MVF
MVF has established brands across a number of B2B and B2C sectors, using informative content, proprietary tech and cross-channel marketing to help customers make smart purchasing decisions, while driving sales for some of the world’s leading corporations. "
target: Startups.co.uk
Established in 2000 by serial entrepreneur David Lester, Startups.co.uk is the longest serving, largest and most comprehensive small business advice platform covering everything there is to know to start, buy, run or sell a company.
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closed 8/14/2019 via BusinessWire

ShootProof, acquired Cole's Classroom

synopsis: ShootProof, a leading global provider of online gallery software and related services for professional and semi-professional photographers, announced the acquisition of Cole's Classroom, an online education platform offering creative and entrepreneurial education to photographers around the world.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: ShootProof
ShootProof is a leading provider of online gallery software and sales tools for professional and semi-professional photographers around the world. Founded in 2010, ShootProof serves tens of thousands of photographers in 38 countries, offering 18 different languages for galleries. "
target: Cole's Classroom
Cole's Classroom is an online education platform offering creative and entrepreneurial education to photographers around the world. Over half a million photographers have viewed more than 11 million minutes of online instruction via Cole's Classroom.
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closed 3/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Equitise Pty Ltd, acquired Rabble

synopsis: Equitise, an equity crowdfunding startup announced that it had acquired New Zealand based startup Rabble. Rabble is an online community of over 600 New Zealand companies that allows members to raise their profile, recruit great talent and attract help from suitable investors and advisors.
buyer parent: Australasian Wealth Investments Limited
buyer: Equitise Pty Ltd
Bringing investors and entrepreneurs together, the Equitise crowdfunding platform simplifies the investment marketplace. It removes traditional barriers to investing and sourcing capital by making the process quick, easy and safe. "
target parent: Southgate Labs
target: Rabble
Rabble is a Kiwi online business/community directory founded by Southgate Labs in 2013. The Directory includes established businesses and start-ups. The goal of establishing Rabble is to raise businesses/start-ups profiles, recruit, and attract investment and advice.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

VimVic, acquired Business Animals

synopsis: VimVic, a education and digital HR company, has acquired Business Animals, a company that specializes in modern business. Business Animals started out as a social networking business and now it brings merchants and proven profiles. Companies can offer the production of presentation formats that serve as HR marketing tools and help build a business.
buyer: VimVic
Based in Czechia, VimVic is engaged in education and digital HR. They work on online courses along with company profiles and employer ratings to help users learn about corporate culture and the experiences of others. "
target: Business Animals
Based in Czechia, Business Animals specializes in modern business. Business Animals started out as a social networking business, and now it brings merchants and proven profiles. Companies can offer the production of presentation formats that serve as HR marketing tools and help build a business.
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closed 10/28/2009 via PR Newswire

Miami Media, LLC, acquired Latin Business Chronicle

synopsis: Miami Media LLC, the owner of Latin Trade magazine, LatinTrade.com and the BRAVO Business Awards, has acquired Latin Business Chronicle, an online journal specializing in Latin American business news. Latin Business Chronicle is a premium subscription-based Web site that provides information primarily to an institutional audience.
buyer parent: ISIS Equity Partners LLP
buyer: Miami Media, LLC
Miami Media LLC is a subsidiary of Manhattan Media and owns Latin Trade magazine, the BRAVO Business Awards, the Bravo Council Series, Latin Trade's CFO Forums and CMO Forums, and LatinTrade Online and LT Hospitality Media. "
target: Latin Business Chronicle
Miami-based online journal Latin Business Chronicle, offers the trends beyond the daily headlines, through in-depth reports and commentaries. They also provide unique rankings including Latin America's Top 500 Companies, 100 Most Influential Businesspeople, and Top 100 M&A's.
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closed 11/1/2005 via PR Newswire

Bev-Al Communications, Inc., purchased six magazines, one newsletter, an annual conference and other media assets from Adams Business Media

synopsis: Bev-Al Communications Inc. acquired six magazines, one newsletter, an annual conference, two portal web sites, a custom publishing division, and two directories from Adams Business Media. To recognize the new thrust of its operations, the company has also changed its name to m2media360.
buyer: Bev-Al Communications, Inc.
M2MEDIA360 is a business-to-business media company with separate, distinct and highly vertical properties. M2MEDIA360's print and online products offer traditional and new methods for marketing and educating readers in the food, beverage, petroleum, jewelry, geospatial and horticulture industries. "
seller parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
seller: Adams Business Media
Adams Business Media (ABM) is a communications company committed to providing tomorrow's solutions to today's business to business professionals, through the successful integration of print and electronic media forums.
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closed 10/13/2005 via Company Press Release

Highline Media, LLC, purchased Research and Futures magazines from Adams Business Media

synopsis: Highline Media, a leading information provider to the financial and insurance industries, today announced that it has acquired Research and Futures magazines from Adams Business Media. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Highline Media, LLC
Highline Media LLC was formed to acquire The National Underwriter Company, the leading publisher and reference provider to the insurance and financial industries. "
seller parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
seller: Adams Business Media
Adams Business Media (ABM) is a communications company committed to providing tomorrow's solutions to today's business to business professionals, through the successful integration of print and electronic media forums.
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closed 11/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Drew K, acquired Maker Mag

synopsis: Media entrepreneur Drew K has acquired indie entrepreneurship magazine Maker Mag. Drew K is a media entrepreneur expanding its base in independent publishing. Since its launch in 2018, Maker Mag has published more than 200 articles about independent entrepreneurship and grown its subscriber base to thousands of readers across the globe.
buyer: Drew K
Drew K is a media entrepreneur looking to expand their base in independent publishing. Drew K collaborates with writers to diversify revenue streams through novel monetization models. "
target parent: Ness Labs
target: Maker Mag
Maker Mag is an indie entrepreneurship magazine. Since its launch in 2018, Maker Mag has published more than 200 articles about independent entrepreneurship and grown its subscriber base to thousands of readers across the globe.
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closed 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ridgeway Capital, acquired Caspian Media Ltd

synopsis: Ridgeway Capital has backed the management buyout of Caspian Media, the owner of Real Deals. Ridgeway has acquired the business from LDC. Caspian was launched in 1996. Caspian produces respected, award-winning, content-driven B2B websites, magazines, apps and events, from intimate editor’s lunches to spectacular events and awards.
buyer: Ridgeway Capital
Ridgeway Capital is a specialist private equity investor in UK SME businesses. They support and invest in ambitious management teams and businesses with a sound business model. Their investment range is typically between £500,000 and £5 million per transaction. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: Caspian Media Ltd
Caspian produces respected, award-winning, content-driven B2B websites, magazines, apps and events, from intimate editor’s lunches to spectacular events and awards.
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closed 8/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Light Reading, Inc.

synopsis: London-based research and events firm Informa has acquired telecommunications industry publisher Light Reading. Light Reading is networking the telecommunications industry as the largest research-lead media company in the world. Their 24/7 news, live events, and research focused on the telecom industry is unmatched.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$2,032.62)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target: Light Reading, Inc.
Light Reading is networking the telecommunications industry as the largest research-lead media company in the world. Their 24/7 news, live events, and research focused on the telecom industry is unmatched.
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announced 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Publicize, Inc., will acquire Techli

synopsis: Midwest innovation publication, Techli, has been acquired by PR firm Publicize. Techli is an online media publication that delivers innovation news and in-depth editorial on the technology, businesses and ideas that are changing the way people live, work, and play.
buyer: Publicize, Inc.
Publicize is a PR solution for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. They are a startup aiming to disrupt the PR industry with a flexible, cost-effective model that scales for entrepreneurs. They provide the very best PR services, quickly, effectively, and efficiently on a month to month basis. "
target: Techli
Techli is an online media publication that aims to be the source for news on entrepreneurship & innovation in the Midwest. Techli delivers innovation news and in-depth editorial on the technology, businesses and ideas that are changing the way people live, work, and play.
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announced 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Publicize, Inc., will acquire Techli

synopsis: Midwest innovation publication, Techli, has been acquired by PR firm Publicize. Techli is an online media publication that delivers innovation news and in-depth editorial on the technology, businesses and ideas that are changing the way people live, work, and play.
buyer: Publicize, Inc.
Publicize is a PR solution for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. They are a startup aiming to disrupt the PR industry with a flexible, cost-effective model that scales for entrepreneurs. They provide the very best PR services, quickly, effectively, and efficiently on a month to month basis. "
target: Techli
Techli is an online media publication that aims to be the source for news on entrepreneurship & innovation in the Midwest. Techli delivers innovation news and in-depth editorial on the technology, businesses and ideas that are changing the way people live, work, and play.
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closed 1/19/2022 via BNC Analysis

JVWEB SAS, acquired Ocere

synopsis: JVWEB, a French digital marketing group, has acquired Ocere, a top digital marketing agency in the UK. Ocere offers bespoke outreach campaigns and technical services to businesses covering all major verticals. They provide services for SEO, creative content, digital PR, PPC management, online reputation management, and more.
buyer: JVWEB SAS
JVWEB is a French digital marketing group. JVWEB helps businesses to build and optimize their digital visibility and acquisition strategies. They specialize in search engine marketing, social ads, SEO, Google Adwords, sponsored links, and more. "
target: Ocere
Ocere is a top digital marketing agency in the UK. Ocere offers bespoke outreach campaigns and technical services to businesses covering all major verticals. They provide services for SEO, creative content, digital PR, PPC management, online reputation management, and more.
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announced 1/12/2022 via Company Press Release

Elevato Digital, will acquire Markitors

synopsis: Elevato, a digital agency that helps businesses elevate through all things web, will acquire Markitors, a leading SEO agency for growing small and mid-market businesses. Markitors creates data-driven SEO strategies that are laser focused on their client's unique business goals. They also provide services for digital PR and content marketing.
buyer: Elevato Digital
Elevato is a digital agency that helps businesses elevate through all things web. Elevato are experts at web engineering, video production, branding, graphic design, web hosting, and more. They offer services for web development, SEO, social media, content marketing, logo design, and more. "
target: Markitors
Markitors is a leading SEO agency for growing small and mid-market businesses. Markitors creates data-driven SEO strategies that are laser focused on their client's unique business goals. They also provide services for digital PR and content marketing.
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closed 1/5/2022 via BusinessWire

Broadhead, acquired HMH Agency

synopsis: broadhead has acquired HMH Agency, a Portland, Oregon-based firm known nationally for its creative work powering brands that are driving the future of transportation. For broadhead, the addition of HMH Agency complements and diversifies an agency well known for its work in the agriculture, food, and wellness channels.
buyer: Broadhead
broadhead is the largest independent, full-service marketing agency in Minnesota, serving a diverse set of clients in the food, farm and wellness categories. Founded in 2001, broadhead is an employee-owned company with a brand portfolio that includes broadhead and its strategy group Rabbit. "
target: HMH Agency
HMH is a full-service creative agency powering brands that are creating the future of transportation. HMH offers strategy, advertising, content creation, design, digital and mobile solutions, media, public relations, social media, and photography and video services.
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closed 12/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

1905 New Media, acquired Arco & Associates

synopsis: 1905 New Media, an integrated marketing communications firm, has acquired Arco + Associates, LLC, a full-service marketing communications firm. Arco helps organizations to focus their marketing investments and increase their bottom lines. The company specializes in content creation, branding, social media advertising, and public relations.
buyer: 1905 New Media
1905 New Media is an integrated marketing communications firm. 1905 New Media uses a proven approach to help guide aspiring brands through today’s marketing maze. They specalize in branding, digital marketing, custom website and app development, public relations, and commercial printing. "
target: Arco & Associates
Arco & Associates is a full-service marketing communications firm. Arco helps organizations to focus their marketing investments and increase their bottom lines. The company specializes in strategic planning, content creation, branding, social media advertising, and public relations.
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closed 11/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Finn Partners, acquired Hawkins International Public Relations

synopsis: Global independent marketing and communications firm, FINN Partners, has acquired Hawkins International PR, a 26-person bi-coastal, boutique luxury Travel and Hospitality PR agency with offices in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The Hawkins team will transition to the FINN brand name.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners has become one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company's record setting pace is a result of organic growth and integrating new companies and new people into the FINN world. "
target: Hawkins International Public Relations
Hawkins International Public Relations is a bi-coastal, award-winning communications agency. Its creative, integrated and tailored approach to public relations and digital strategies, has earned numerous accolades from industry peers, media and clients around the world.
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closed 11/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Finn Partners, acquired Anthology Marketing Group

synopsis: FINN Partners, a global marketing and communications firm, announced that it plans to acquire Honolulu-based Anthology Marketing Group. Anthology is a marketing communications company with offices in Seattle, Honolulu, San Francisco, and Guam.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners has become one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company's record setting pace is a result of organic growth and integrating new companies and new people into the FINN world. "
target: Anthology Marketing Group
Anthology is a marketing communications company with offices in Seattle, Honolulu, San Francisco, and Guam. They provide services in public relations, social media, brand, advertising, information design, digital, mobile, media strategy, research, and analytics.
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closed 10/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Audience Collective Limited, acquired The Lucre Group

synopsis: Leeds PR and content agency The Lucre Group has been acquired by Audience Collective, a Yorkshire-based group of PR and marketing agencies. The Lucre Group includes two businesses; PR and social agency Lucre and content agency Rich.
buyer: Audience Collective Limited
Audience is an insight-driven group of specialist agencies that use their collective digital expertise to give clients expert advice, service and products. This means clients get those specialist agencies working in a complementary way to ensure the very best media-agnostic solutions. "
target: The Lucre Group
The Lucre Group is a Leeds-based Public Relations and content agency. The Lucre Group includes two businesses; PR and social agency Lucre and content agency Rich. Lucre has also launched L'Attitude, an international network of agencies, as well as its own influencer division.
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closed 9/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

XLMedia plc, acquired Blueclaw

synopsis: XLMedia, a leading global digital performance publisher, has acquired Blueclaw, a digital marketing agency in the UK. Blueclaw delivers a wide range of integrated services to drive web traffic for their clients. They offer services for SEO, PPC management, content marketing, digital PR, and conversion rate optimisation.
buyer: XLMedia plc (AIM:XLM:$59.34)
XLMedia is a leading global digital performance publisher. Operating globally across a variety of verticals including online gambling, personal finance and sports, the Group has established proprietary tools and methodologies to identify and target high value consumers on behalf of its customers. "
target: Blueclaw
Blueclaw is a digital marketing agency in the UK. Blueclaw delivers a wide range of integrated services to drive web traffic for their clients. They offer services for SEO, PPC management, content marketing, digital PR, and conversion rate optimisation.
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announced 9/20/2021 via PR Newswire

Omnicom Group Inc., will acquire Oliver Schrott Kommunikation GmbH

synopsis: Omnicom Group Inc., a leading global marketing and corporate communications company, will acquire Oliver Schrott Kommunikation GmbH (OSK), a public relations (PR) and communication agency in Germany. OSK offers services for PR, social media, content marketing, paid media, influencer communication and more.
buyer: Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC:$13,962.10)
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and more. "
target: Oliver Schrott Kommunikation GmbH
Oliver Schrott Kommunikation (OSK) is a public relations (PR) and communication agency in Germany. OSK develops successful commu­ni­ca­tion programs that extend beyond the scope of classic PR. They offer services for PR, social media, content marketing, paid media, influencer communication and more.
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closed 9/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

VCCP Partnership, acquired Sling & Stone

synopsis: VCCP Business, an integrated communications agency, has acquired Sling & Stone, a leading PR agency based in Australia. Sling & Stone helps brands to launch, grow, and manage their reputations. They unearth, craft, and share the stories of the most ambitious brands through public relations, social media, content and more.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: VCCP Partnership
VCCP is an integrated communications agency, founded in 2002 on the principles of simplicity, collaboration, un-preciousness and integration around ideas rather than channels. Their in-house capabilities include; advertising, social and content, search, media, digital, data, branding, and more. "
target: Sling & Stone
Sling & Stone is a leading PR agency based in Australia. Sling & Stone helps brands to launch, grow, and manage their reputations. They unearth, craft, and share the stories of the most ambitious brands through public relations, social media, content and more.
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closed 9/8/2021 via PR Newswire

Lambert & Co., acquired The Vandiver Group, Inc.

synopsis: Lambert & Co., a public relations, investor relations and integrated marketing firm, has acquired The Vandiver Group (TVG), a strategic communications and public relations firm. TVG helps clients to strategize, visualize, and navigate their communication issues. They offer services for PR, social media, reputation management, branding, and more.
buyer: Lambert & Co.
Lambert & Co. is a public relations, investor relations and integrated marketing firm. Lambert helps clients across the globe to build brand awareness, drive sales and scale business. Their portfolio of clients spans a broad spectrum of industries including automotive, food, education and more. "
target: The Vandiver Group, Inc.
The Vandiver Group (TVG) is an award-winning strategic communications and public relations firm. TVG helps clients to strategize, visualize, articulate and navigate their communication issues. They offer services for PR, social media, reputation management, branding, and more.
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closed 9/8/2021 via PR Newswire

Candid, acquired Coopr B.V.

synopsis: Candid, a MarCom (Marketing Communications) platform based in the Netherlands, has acquired Coopr, an integrated PR agency in the Netherlands. Coopr enables organizations to communicate better, more effectively, more creatively and more honestly. The company specializes in public relations, corporate communications, and content marketing.
buyer: Candid
Netherlands-based Candid is the world’s first MarCom (Marketing Communications) platform organization. The company offers a full set of media, creative, and data agencies, delivering services in every phase of the marketing journey. "
target: Coopr B.V.
Coopr is an integrated PR agency in the Netherlands. Coopr enables organizations to communicate better, more effectively, more creatively and more honestly. The company specializes in public relations, corporate communications, and content marketing.
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closed 8/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

PFI Group, acquired Jasmine Limited

synopsis: The PFI Group (PFI Signs), one of Europe’s leading providers of signage and on-site branding products, has acquired Jasmine Ltd, a printing business in the UK that combines printing, marketing, and signs & displays. Jasmine provides print services for digital, litho, large format, and design. Their marketing services include design, PR and digital.
buyer: PFI Group
The PFI Group (PFI Signs) is one of Europe’s leading providers of signage and on-site branding products. PFI provides a one-stop solution for all their customer’s signage and print needs. The group offers services for bespoke fabrication, large format print, design, installation, and more. "
target: Jasmine Limited
Jasmine is a printing business in the UK that combines the best in printing, marketing, advertising, PR, digital design and signs & displays. Jasmine provides print services for digital, litho, large format, and design. Their marketing services include design, PR, and digital.
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closed 8/25/2021 via BusinessWire

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Webcertain Group Limited

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, has acquired Webcertain Group Ltd, a digital marketing agency for global brands. Webcertain runs global SEO, PPC and online PR campaigns in any of the world's major languages.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: Webcertain Group Limited
Webcertain is a digital marketing agency for global brands. Webcertain runs global search marketing campaigns for clients across the world. Their team of native speakers use their linguistic and cultural knowledge to run SEO, PPC and online PR campaigns in any of the world's major languages.
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closed 7/9/2021 via BNC Analysis

Baldwin & Obenauf, Inc., acquired The Garfield Group, Inc.

synopsis: Baldwin & Obenauf, Inc. (BNO), an award-winning, woman-owned creative agency headquartered in Somerville, New Jersey, has acquired Garfield Group, a creative marketing and PR agency. The acquisition of Garfield adds 33 years of award-winning branding, digital, broadcast video, and public relations capability to BNO.
buyer: Baldwin & Obenauf, Inc.
Baldwin & Obenauf, Inc. (BNO) is a full-service creative agency that helps brands develop meaningful connections. BNO's services include creative, branding, digital, video, social, content, editorial, packaging & labeling, experiential, and search, media, and analytics. "
target parent: Aquiline Capital Partners
target: The Garfield Group, Inc.
The Garfield Group is a creative marketing and PR agency based in Old City, Philadelphia. Its services include strategy, branding, graphic design, broadcast & video, public relations, social, analytics, web and email design, marketing automation, media, Search Engine Optimization, and more.
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closed 6/30/2021 via PR Newswire

The Nine, acquired Crossland Communication

synopsis: The Nine, an award-winning web development and digital marketing agency, has acquired Crossland Communication, a brand content agency. Crossland Communication activates sustainable brand growth by building communities bigger than countries. They specialize in digital strategy & advertising, PR & crisis communications, culture-building, and more.
buyer: The Nine
The Nine is an award-winning web development and digital marketing agency. The Nine crafts custom websites and brands to help businesses grow. They offer services for content & strategy, web design & development, SEO, and content marketing. "
target: Crossland Communication
Crossland Communication is a brand content agency. Crossland Communication activates sustainable brand growth by building communities bigger than countries. They specialize in digital strategy & advertising, PR & crisis communications, culture-building, high impact messaging, and more.
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announced 6/23/2021 via Company Press Release

Koobr, will acquire Carmichael Collective

synopsis: Koobr, a leading creative agency in the UK, will acquire Carmichael Collective, a full-service creative marketing agency in the UK. Carmichael blends expertise across strategy, marketing, content and technical innovation to bring their clients closer to new and existing customers. They offer services for branding, digital, social, PR and more.
buyer: Koobr
Koobr is a leading creative agency in the UK. Koobr works with their clients to develop a thoughtful, expressive brand that connects with audiences on a much deeper level. The agency specialises in graphic design, website creation, digital marketing and brand development. "
target: Carmichael Collective
Carmichael Collective is a full-service creative marketing agency in the UK. Carmichael blends expertise across strategy, marketing, content and technical innovation to bring their clients closer to new and existing customers. They offer services for branding, digital, social, PR and more.
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closed 6/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

Gozoop, acquired Stratton Communications

synopsis: The Gozoop Group, an independent marketing company in India, has acquired Stratton Communications, a marketing agency in India that specializes in brand building, communications, and digital marketing. Stratton helps businesses to expand by connecting them to the right target group. They offer services for PR, social media, events, and more.
buyer: Gozoop
Gozoop is an independent marketing company in India that offers professional consultation and management services across multiple areas of online marketing. Gozoop specializes in crafting integrated solutions designed to helps brands and businesses win in the new world. "
target: Stratton Communications
Stratton Communications is a marketing agency in India that specializes in brand building, communications, and digital marketing. Stratton helps businesses to expand in various ways by connecting them to the right target group. They offer services for PR, social media, events, and more.
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announced 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Definition, will acquire TopLine Communications

synopsis: Definition has acquired TopLine Communications, a specialist in digital PR and SEO for b2b clients in fintech, tech, engineering and education. The deal includes independent video production company TopLine Film.
buyer: Definition
UK-based Definition is a multi-award-winning agency combining over 25 years’ strategic public relations, digital media, content production, and marketing expertise to create a new force in national and international reputation management. "
target: TopLine Communications
TopLine Communications, based in London, is a digital PR and SEO agency that helps companies grow. They work for tech, fintech, science and engineering companies to help them build their reputations, attract more online traffic and generate leads.
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closed 5/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Matrix Group, acquired SoulProviders Collective

synopsis: The Matrix Communications Group (Matrix Group), an integrated marketing & communications holding company in South Africa, has acquired SoulProviders Collective (SPC), a creative agency in South Africa. SPC offers services for digital strategy, content marketing, social media, digital PR and more.
buyer: Matrix Group
Matrix Group is an integrated marketing & communications holding company in South Africa. Matrix Group invests in local marketing entrepreneurs across Africa, who are experts in their fields, supporting them in an enabling energising collaborative environment. "
target: SoulProviders Collective
SoulProviders Collective (SPC) is a creative agency in South Africa. SPC specializes in the ever-evolving digital landscape and helps brands and organizations to stay relevant. Their core offerings include digital strategy, content marketing, social media, digital PR and more.
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