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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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$1.24
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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:$1,798.70)
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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announced 5/12/2022 via PR Newswire

Schafer Condon Carter, Inc., will acquire Kitchen Sink Studios

synopsis: Schafer Condon Carter (SCC), a full-service creative agency, will acquire Kitchen Sink Studios, a strategic branding company. Kitchen Sink merges business savvy, storytelling, and data to give businesses a competitive edge. They offer services for brand discovery, logo & identity, brand refresh, SEO, social media, public relations, and more.
buyer: Schafer Condon Carter, Inc.
Schafer Condon Carter (SCC) is a digitally driven, full-service creative agency that builds brands and businesses through data-driven human insights and powerful brand ideas. SCC works with Kellogg's, Danone, the Chicago Cubs, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and First Midwest Bank, among others. "
target: Kitchen Sink Studios
Kitchen Sink Studios is a strategic branding company. Kitchen Sink merges business savvy, storytelling, and data to give businesses a competitive edge. They offer services for brand discovery & strategy, logo & identity, brand refresh, SEO, social media, public relations, and more.
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closed 5/11/2022 via BusinessWire

Hart Inc., acquired MDB Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Hart, an independent marketing and advertising agency delivering unified brand experiences that engage and empower consumers, has acquired MDB Communications, a full-service media-neutral agency. The notable move expands Hart’s marketing approach and service-minded delivery on a national scale while preserving Hart’s status as an independent agency.
buyer: Hart Inc.
Hart is an independent, full-service marketing firm. True to its founding principles, for nearly 60 years Hart’s thinkers, creatives and builders have been delivering unified brand experiences that engage and empower consumers throughout the customer journey. "
target: MDB Communications, Inc.
MDB Communications is a full-service, media-neutral agency that's powered by experienced leaders and innovators. From brand development to media planning, creative execution to public relations, MDB delivers solid thinking, airtight strategy, messaging that motivates and the metrics to prove it.
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closed 4/25/2022 via PR Newswire

JDA Worldwide, acquired The KAIROS Company

synopsis: JDA Worldwide, a full-service marketing agency serving consumer brands, impactful non-profit organizations, and fast-growing companies since 2003, announced the acquisition of Glendale, California-based public relations and strategic communications firm, The KAIROS Company.
buyer: JDA Worldwide
JDA Worldwide is a full-service marketing agency specializing in brand, media, and creative for emerging and extraordinary brands. Headquartered in Indianapolis, JDA is a regular member of the Inc. 500|5000 for fastest-growing companies in the United States. "
target: The KAIROS Company
The KAIROS Company is the go-to strategic and personal counselor for leaders and organizations who wish to sharpen their public image for audiences of all shapes and sizes. The KAIROS Company services cover strategy, public relations, communications, advertising, and consulting.
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closed 4/20/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Establish PR, acquired Outbrand

synopsis: Establish PR, a leading public relations (PR) agency, has acquired Outbrand, a PR agency aiming to create leading authorities. Outbrand helps their clients to share their story and become a known authority in their industry. They provide services for influencer marketing, lead generation, SEO, podcast tours, and more.
buyer: Establish PR
Establish PR is a leading PR agency. Establish helps businesses to create their story, share it online, and take control of their narrative. They create eye-catching content that enables their clients to go viral on social media platforms and increase their online presence. "
target: Outbrand
Outbrand is a public relations agency aiming to create leading authorities. Outbrand helps their clients to share their story and become a known authority in their industry. They provide services for influencer marketing, lead generation, SEO, podcast tours, and more.
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closed 4/13/2022 via BNC Analysis

Huntsworth PLC, acquired Cirkle

synopsis: Huntsworth, an international healthcare and communications group based in the UK, has acquired Cirkle, an award winning creative PR agency in the UK. Cirkle partners with purpose driven multi-brand owners and leaders to build trusted relationships. They provide services for brand communications, social media, content creation, and more.
buyer parent: Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
buyer: Huntsworth PLC (LSE:HNT:$342.69)
UK-based Huntsworth is an international healthcare and communications group. The Group's principal areas of focus are marketing, medical, and immersive communications services to healthcare clients, which are primarily large and mid-size pharmaceutical and biotech companies. "
target: Cirkle
Cirkle is an award winning creative PR agency in the UK. Cirkle partners with purpose driven multi-brand owners and leaders to build trusted relationships that deliver strategic and business difference. They provide services for brand communications, social media, content creation, and more.
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closed 3/30/2022 via BNC Analysis

Karol Marketing, acquired Fusion PR Creative

synopsis: Karol Marketing, an award-winning PR, marketing, design and digital agency in the UK, has acquired Fusion PR Creative, a full service public relations and creative design agency in the UK. Fusion PR offers services for media relations, community relations, social media, content creation, and more.
buyer: Karol Marketing
Karol Marketing is an award-winning PR, marketing, design and digital agency in the UK. Karol develops bespoke campaigns that add value to their client's business and deliver results. They specialize in media relations, social media management, PR, content creation, influencer marketing, and more. "
target: Fusion PR Creative
Fusion PR Creative is a full service public relations and creative design agency in the UK. Fusion PR aims to build long-term relationships that bring real value to their clients and partners. They offer services for media relations, community relations, social media, content creation, and more.
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closed 3/30/2022 via BNC Analysis

Contentellect Limited, acquired Tasket

synopsis: Top-rated SEO content provider, Contentellect expands horizons and merges with Tasket to broaden their service offering. Tasket is a specialized virtual assistant service provider that was started in March 2020 by Contentellect’s founder and CEO, Mark Whitman. Tasket’s main service offering is bespoke link building and digital PR.
buyer: Contentellect Limited
Based in Guernsey, Contentellect is a no nonsense content marketing agency. At Contentellect they avoid lofty and unrealistic promises, and instead focus on the foundational elements of winning websites: Quality Content & Powerful Links. "
target: Tasket
Tasket is a specialized virtual assistant service provider that was started in March 2020 by Contentellect’s founder and CEO, Mark Whitman. Tasket’s main service offering is bespoke link building and digital PR, delivered by experienced virtual assistants.
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closed 3/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

BPE Unternehmensbeteiligungen GmbH, acquired MSM.digital

synopsis: BPE, a German investment company, has acquired a majority stake in MSM.digital, a digital agency in Germany. MSM.digital helps businesses to grow their brands, reach their target audiences, and drive more sales. They offer services for PR, social media, experiential marketing, influencer marketing, content creation, and more.
buyer: BPE Unternehmensbeteiligungen GmbH
BPE is a German investment company that specializes in management buy-outs and management buy-ins. BPE is focused on supporting medium-sized businesses. The company aims to help create new medium-sized businesses and turn managers into entrepreneurs. "
target: MSM.digital
MSM.digital is a digital agency in Germany. MSM.digital helps businesses to grow their brands, reach their target audiences, and drive more sales. They offer services for PR, social media, experiential marketing, influencer marketing, content creation, and more.
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closed 3/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

K3 Capital Group plc, acquired JE Consulting

synopsis: K3 Capital Group, a British multi-disciplinary professional services firm, has acquired JE Consulting, a full service marketing agency based in the UK that specializes in helping SMEs. JE Consulting provides a complete range of marketing solutions, including social media management, SEO, web design, graphic design, direct marketing, PR, and more.
buyer: K3 Capital Group plc
K3 Capital Group is a multi-disciplinary professional services firm providing advisory services to SMEs throughout the UK and overseas. They help clients with the presentation of their businesses for sale to market, sourcing potential acquirers, and project management of transactions to completion. "
target: JE Consulting
JE Consulting is a full service marketing agency based in the UK that specializes in helping small and medium-sized businesses. JE Consulting provides a complete range of marketing solutions, including social media management, SEO, web design, graphic design, direct marketing, PR, and more.
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$3.09
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closed 3/2/2022 via Company Press Release

NFR Communications, acquired Cooks Bay Marketing

synopsis: NFR Communications, a creative hub offering strategic communications, marketing, and project management expertise, has acquired Cooks Bay Marketing, a creative services and marketing firm. Cooks Bay Marketing offers services for web design, SEO, social media, PR, branding, and more.
buyer: NFR Communications
NFR Communications is a creative hub offering strategic communications, marketing, and project management expertise. NFR provides communication services that are designed to help banks and financial institutions succeed. They provide solutions for brand awareness, digital marketing, and more. "
target: Cooks Bay Marketing
Cooks Bay Marketing is a creative services and marketing firm. Cooks Bay Marketing works with large and small organizations to craft their brand into an experience and connect them to their audience. They offer services for web design, SEO, social media, PR, branding, and more.
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closed 2/24/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

Intelligent Relations, acquired Net Positive Agency, LLC

synopsis: Intelligent Relations announces the acquisition of specialist PR and SEO agency the Net Positive Agency for a mix of cash and equity. Net Positive Agency was founded in 2016 and helps startups and growing businesses to position their brand and grow online.
buyer: Intelligent Relations
Intelligent Relations, a startup founded in 2020, offers a turnkey approach to traditional PR by leveraging deep AI analysis, powered by a talented team of PR professionals who help customers build a broader and more direct set of media relationships. "
target: Net Positive Agency, LLC
Net Positive Agency was founded in 2016 and helps startups and growing businesses to position their brand and grow online. Net Positive specializes in accelerating online success, utilizing a team of highly experienced PR and SEO experts who curate and execute bespoke digital strategies.
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closed 2/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Engine Group (Australia), acquired Engine Group (Australia)

synopsis: Tim Weger, a managing director of Engine Group, has acquired the company from Brent Jarvis, the company's founder. Engine Group is a creative communications agency in Australia. Engine executes beautiful campaigns that resonates and connects with people. They create positive change through advertising, design, digital marketing and PR.
buyer: Engine Group (Australia)
Engine Group is a creative communications agency in Australia. Engine executes beautiful campaigns that resonates and connects with people. They create positive change through advertising, design, digital marketing and PR. "
target: Engine Group (Australia)
Engine Group is a creative communications agency in Australia. Engine executes beautiful campaigns that resonates and connects with people. They create positive change through advertising, design, digital marketing and PR.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/9/2022 via PR Newswire

360PR+, acquired Cindy Riccio Communications

synopsis: 360PR+, a leading independent integrated communications agency, has acquired Cindy Riccio Communications (CRC), a PR and digital marketing agency. CRC builds brands and identifies newsworthy ways for their clients to exceed their goals. They offer services for PR, SEO, content marketing, influencer marketing, social media, and more.
buyer: 360PR+
360PR+ is a leading independent integrated communications agency. 360PR+ creates bold, headline-making, conversation-driving campaigns for some of the most trusted global brands. They provide services for PR, influencer marketing, social media, content creation, events and more. "
target: Cindy Riccio Communications
Cindy Riccio Communications (CRC) is a PR and digital marketing agency. CRC builds brands and identifies newsworthy ways for their clients to exceed their goals and captivate audiences. They offer services for PR, SEO, content marketing, influencer marketing, social media, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/26/2022 via Company Press Release

AMO Strategic Advisors, acquired Tinkle

synopsis: /amo, a leading global partnership of corporate and financial communications consultancies, has acquired a majority stake in Tinkle, a leading PR and communications agency in Spain and Portugal. Tinkle provides tailored and innovative communication solutions that connects people to brands. They offer services for PR and social media management.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: AMO Strategic Advisors
/amo is the leading global partnership of corporate and financial communications consultancies. They provide sophisticated communications counsel for reputation management, M&A and capital market transactions, media relations, investor relations and corporate crises. "
target: Tinkle
Tinkle is a leading PR and communications agency in Spain and Portugal. Tinkle provides tailored and innovative communication solutions that connects people to brands. They offer services for PR and social media management.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

Flight Story, acquired R. Agency

synopsis: Flight Story, a marketing consultancy in the UK, has acquired R. Agency, a London-based communications agency for the digital age. R. Agency provides a range of PR and social media services. The agency creates unforgettable product launches and impactful media relations campaigns that help brands to stand out both online and off.
buyer: Flight Story
Flight Story is a marketing consultancy in the UK. Flight Story builds resilient retail investor communities around great public companies. They provide companies with the people, process and technology they need to build a resilient retail investor community around their story. "
target: R. Agency
R. Agency is a London-based communications agency for the digital age. R. Agency provides a range of PR and social media services. The agency creates unforgettable product launches and impactful media relations campaigns that help brands to stand out both online and off.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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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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