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closed 8/9/2017 via PR Web

6S Marketing, acquired Motive Communications

synopsis: Digital agency 6S Marketing has acquired social media agency Motive Communications. Motive’s founder, Mitchell Fawcett, joins the 6S Marketing team as VP Partnerships & Social Strategy. With this acquisition, 6S will now offer an advanced suite of social media services, rounding out a comprehensive digital marketing offering.
buyer: 6S Marketing
6S Marketing is a leading digital agency in New York, Vancouver, and Toronto that transforms businesses for the digital age. 6S focuses on emergent tactics such as marketing automation, social media and content strategy, online media buying, programmatic advertising, and multi-lingual campaigns. "
target: Motive Communications
Motive Communications, based in Vancouver, BC, offers social media services to clients in a wide array of industries including tourism, hospitality, fashion, beauty, health, and education. The agency operates with a team of contractors based locally, as well as in Toronto, New York, and Seattle.
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closed 3/4/2020 via PR Web

Ellipses merged with af&co.,

synopsis: Ellipses has merged with af&co., an innovative lifestyle marketing and media relations firm. Ellipses is an integrated communications agency with a passion for exquisite food, beverage and travel. Ellipses' PR and social media experts deliver highly personalized plans to their clients to help them deliver the right message at the right time.
buyer: af&co.
af&co. is an innovative lifestyle marketing and media relations firm. af&co. provides a unique blend of expertise in marketing, public relations and creative services. The firm has developed and launched concepts for over 100 restaurants and hotels. "
target: Ellipses
Ellipses is an integrated communications agency with a passion for exquisite food, beverage and travel. Ellipses' PR and social media experts deliver highly personalized plans to their clients to help them deliver the right message at the right time on the right platform.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

BranchUp, acquired Travelwatch Inc

synopsis: BranchUp, a Canadian provider of free Facebook marketing for Travel Agents, has acquired Travelwatch, a Canadian provider of electronic content and distribution services to the travel industry. Travelwatch creates email newsletters and manages social media pages to help generate word-of-mouth referrals and new business for their clients.
buyer: BranchUp
BranchUp is a Canadian provider of free Facebook marketing for Travel Agents. BranchUp's curated social media marketing simultaneously connects leading travel companies, travel agents, and their customers through their proprietary software and engaging creative content. "
target: Travelwatch Inc
Travelwatch is a Canadian provider of electronic content and distribution services to the travel industry. Travelwatch creates email newsletters and manages social media pages to help generate word-of-mouth referrals and new business for their clients.
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closed 10/31/2018 via PR Newswire

Finn Partners, acquired Missy Farren & Associates

synopsis: Global marketing and communications firm, Finn Partners, announced it has acquired Missy Farren & Associates, Ltd. (MFA). Since 1994, Missy Farren & Associates has been delivering dynamic PR, digital and marketing communication success to brands, organizations and people that they believe in and admire. They are based out of New York.
buyer: Finn Partners
Founded on the core principles of innovation and collaborative partnership, Finn Partners is one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company focuses on organic growth and integrating new companies. "
target: Missy Farren & Associates
Since 1994, Missy Farren & Associates has been delivering dynamic PR, digital and marketing communication success to brands, organizations and people that they believe in and admire. They are based out of New York.
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

MMGY Global, Inc, acquired Grifco PR

synopsis: Travel and hospitality marketing firm MMGY Global has acquired Grifco PR and its sister agency, Ophir PR. Grifco PR and Ophir PR are public relations firms in the the travel and hospitality industry, as well as the lifestyle industry.
buyer: MMGY Global, Inc
MMGY Global is an integrated marketing firm focused on the needs of the travel, hospitality and entertainment industries. They help travel companies grow revenue by motivating their customers. "
target: Grifco PR
Based in the UK, Grifco is a leading public relations firm specializing in international luxury travel and lifestyle. They provide a professional media relations and media strategy service. Ophir PR is a boutique PR, communications and media relations agency in hotel, travel and tourism.
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closed 11/16/2017 via PR Newswire

Sojern, acquired Adphorus

synopsis: Sojern, the global demand engine for reaching travelers, announced it has acquired Facebook & Instagram Marketing Partner (FMP) Adphorus, the leading FMP specializing in custom advertising solutions for travel brands.
buyer: Sojern
Specializing in traveler path-to-purchase data for over a decade, Sojern is travel's direct demand engine for thousands of brands—from global enterprises to boutique operators—across the hotel, airline, cruise, transportation, tourism industries and more. "
target: Adphorus
Adphorus is a travel marketing science company that provides travel brands around the globe with the tools and the know-how to scale their revenues through a scientific approach to travel advertising on Facebook and Instagram.
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announced 10/29/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

Redhorse Corporation, will acquire Tokyo Creative

synopsis: Redhorse Corporation, a Japanese investment holding company, will acquire an 89.12% stake in Tokyo Creative, an influencer-driven digital and social media marketing agency. Tokyo Creative works with both brands and Japanese local government to promote services, products and events to a global audience.
buyer: Redhorse Corporation (GTSM:2928:$223.53)
Redhorse Corporation is a Japanese investment holding company. Their business activities include disaster consulting, wellness, edutainment, communication, regional industry support, e-commerce, souvenirs, travel stores, and accommodation. "
target: Tokyo Creative
Tokyo Creative is an influencer-driven digital and social media marketing agency that's dedicated to creating high quality Japan-related content. Tokyo Creative works with both brands and Japanese local government to promote services, products and events to a global audience.
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closed 6/17/2019 via Company Press Release

RateGain, acquired BCV

synopsis: RateGain an Indian leader in Hospitality and Travel technology solutions for seamless electronic distribution, revenue management decision support and brand engagement, announced the acquisition of BCV, the only hospitality focused social media provider with the capacity to monitor and engage the social universe 24/7.
buyer: RateGain
Headquartered in India, RateGain is a leader in Hospitality and Travel technology solutions for seamless electronic distribution, revenue management decision support and brand engagement, helping customers around the world to streamline their operations and sales. "
target: BCV
BCV is the leading provider of technology enabled social media solutions for the hospitality industry. Partnering with 20+ leading hotel chains and management companies, BCV drives results and delivers ROI via expert social media strategy and execution tailored specifically to the needs of hotels.
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announced 2/8/2017 via Company Press Release

KDDI Corporation, will acquire Loco Partners Inc.

synopsis: KDDI Corporation, Japan’s global telecommunications pioneer, is acquiring Loco Partners, Inc., a company that provides an online marketplace for Japanese inns. The company’s marketplace allows clients to search and book hotels online. It also offers social media marketing services, and media content and consulting services for hotels.
buyer: KDDI Corporation (TSE:9433:$43,688.49)
KDDI Corporation are Japan’s global telecommunications pioneer and a Global Fortune 500 company providing their international customer base with data centers, networks, content delivery, system integration, and more around the world. "
target: Loco Partners Inc.
Loco Partners, Inc. provides an online marketplace for Japanese inns. The company’s marketplace allows clients to search and book hotels online. It also offers social media marketing services, and media content and consulting services for hotels.
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closed 3/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

Atlantic Webworks and Consulting, Inc., acquired Twin City Sales and Marketing

synopsis: Atlantic Webworks, a provider of strategic web development and interactive marketing, has acquired Twin City Sales and Marketing, a Winston-Salem-based company specializing in digital marketing and social media.
buyer: Atlantic Webworks and Consulting, Inc.
Atlantic Webworks provides comprehensive, strategic web development and interactive marketing. Its other services include social media, ecommerce, and content management. "
target: Twin City Sales and Marketing
Twin City Sales and Marketing provides small and mid sized businesses the opportunity to have a large scale sales and marketing department at their fingertips. It offers social media marketing and branding for all types of business, with a specialty in food and beverage and hospitality.
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closed 8/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Edge226, purchased Webpals Mobile from Webpals Group

synopsis: Edge226 announces the acquisition of Webpals Mobile (from Webpals Holdings) to affirm its strength in the app-install market while increasing focus and scale through social channels. Webpals Mobile is a Google App preferred creative partner and a marketing partner of Facebook and focuses on driving high-intent users for social gaming applications.
buyer parent: PLYmedia
buyer: Edge226
Edge 226 is an innovative provider of data-driven ad-tech solutions, focused on providing its clients with smart tools for quality and transparent user acquisition. Peak Performance-Based DSP (demand-side platform), is their leading product enabling programmatic buying for both video & display. "
seller parent: XLMedia plc
seller: Webpals Group
Webpals Mobile, formerly known as DAU-UP ClicksMob, is a Google App preferred creative partner and a marketing partner of Facebook, that focuses on driving high-intent users for social gaming applications and premium performance advertisers.
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closed 3/13/2019 via BusinessWire

FusionPKG, acquired Architectural Beauty

synopsis: FusionPKG, a full-service supplier to the beauty industry, has acquired Architectural Beauty, a cosmetic formulation, marketing and turnkey provider based in Paramus, NJ. Founded in 2010, they specialize in the creation of cosmetic brands from the ground up.
buyer: FusionPKG
Founded in 2004, FusionPKG is a total beauty solutions provider headquartered in Dallas, with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Zhejiang, China. Fusion combines design and engineering expertise to develop packaging for both skincare and color cosmetic categories. "
target: Architectural Beauty
Architectural Beauty is a cosmetic formulation, marketing and turnkey provider based in Paramus, NJ. Founded in 2010, they specialize in the creation of cosmetic brands from the ground up.
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closed 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

M&C Saatchi plc, acquired Red Hare Digital

synopsis: M&C Saatchi, the world's largest independent advertising network, has acquired two social influencer agencies Red Hare Digital and sister agency, Grey Whippet. Red Hare and Grey Whippet will be combined with M&C Saatchi's social team to form a new social arm called M&C Saatchi Social.
buyer: M&C Saatchi plc (AIM:SAA:$438.72)
Based in the UK, M&C Saatchi is the world's largest independent advertising network. Powered by its philosophy, Brutal Simplicity of Thought, Diversity of Thought, Independence, and Ownership, their work connects buyers and sellers as simply and as powerfully as possible. "
target: Red Hare Digital
Based in the UK, Red Hare Digital is a creator agency, developing careers for some of the fastest growing social influencers across all media platforms. Grey Whippet is a consultancy and agency that runs social media campaigns.
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closed 1/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Finn Partners, acquired CatchOn & Company Limited

synopsis: Global marketing and communications firm, Finn Partners, announced it has acquired a majority stake in CatchOn & Company Limited, a strategic marketing communications consultancy specializing in leisure, lifestyle and travel.
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: CatchOn & Company Limited
Based in Hong Kong, CatchOn & Company Limited is a strategic marketing communications consultancy specializing in leisure, lifestyle and travel. Their range of services includes innovation ideation, brand communication, market insight & research, PR & media relations, and digital media strategies.
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announced 1/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Aaghir Yadav, will acquire Creative Insurgence

synopsis: Aaghir Yadav, the co-founder of Creative Insurgence, has agreed to buy back the business from The Marketing Group plc, a global full-service marketing network. Creative Insurgence is a marketing agency specializing in lifestyle marketing.
buyer: Aaghir Yadav
Aaghir Yadav is the Co-Founder of Creative Insurgence, a marketing agency that specializes in lifestyle marketing. "
target parent: The Marketing Group Plc
target: Creative Insurgence
Creative Insurgence, based in Singapore, is a marketing agency specializing in lifestyle marketing with some of the region’s biggest brands and groups including Ministry of Sound, the Pangaea Group and the Massive Collective outlets.
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closed 5/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

SilverNeedle Hospitality Group, acquired Brand Karma

synopsis: SilverNeedle Hospitality Group announces the acquisition of the internationally acclaimed new media marketing agency, Brand Karma, a pioneer in building brand experiences through social media, creative storytelling, digital marketing and immersive virtual reality.
buyer: SilverNeedle Hospitality Group
SilverNeedle Hospitality Group is the parent company of Next Hotels, Brand Karma and Virsa. SilverNeedle Hospitality Group is an integrated hospitality management, marketing, design, franchising, investment and development company, headquartered in Singapore. "
target: Brand Karma
Brand Karma is a new media marketing agency that builds brands through virtual reality experiences, digital-marketing and creative storytelling. Past clients include Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Accor Hotels, IHG, Marriott, Tourism Australia, Gap Inc., Honeywell, and Lincoln Motor Company.
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closed 10/12/2016 via PR Newswire

Delucchi Plus merged with Streetsense,

synopsis: Streetsense and Delucchi Plus are pleased to announce that Delucchi Plus, a digital communications and services firm, is joining Streetsense's uncommon collective, Washington DC's largest and most significant collection of creative talent. The companies have a shared vision to create stronger and deeper experiences for clients and their customers.
buyer: Streetsense
Founded in 2002, Streetsense is an experience-focused strategy and design collective. As experts in the real estate, retail, and hospitality industries, they create brands people love and places people love to be. The company is headquartered at Bethesda, MD with offices at Washington, DC. "
target: Delucchi Plus
Delucchi Plus is a strategic digital communications and marketing services company. Delucchi Plus core services include research, media and insights, brand strategy, creative and content, digital marketing, and public relations.
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closed 6/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Marketing Group Plc, acquired Creative Insurgence

synopsis: The Marketing Group plc, an acquisition vehicle with the purpose of gathering successful marketing businesses under one roof, has acquired Creative Insurgence. Creative Insurgence, based in Singapore, is a marketing agency specializing in lifestyle marketing with some of the region’s biggest brands and groups.
buyer: The Marketing Group Plc (OM:TMG:$32.91)
A world leader in the field of innovative marketing, The Marketing Group plc allows global brands to reach their target audience. With a presence and client portfolio across the USA, Europe, Asia, and Australia, The Marketing Group Plc is strategically positioned as a global leader. "
target: Creative Insurgence
Creative Insurgence, based in Singapore, is a marketing agency specializing in lifestyle marketing with some of the region’s biggest brands and groups including Ministry of Sound, the Pangaea Group and the Massive Collective outlets.
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closed 3/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Delucchi Holdings, LLC, acquired eBrains, Inc.

synopsis: Delucchi Holdings, LLC, a Washington, D.C.–based strategic digital communications and marketing services company, announced the acquisition of eBrainsInc., a digital media company that specializes in a guaranteed solution to bring visitors to destinations in the travel and tourism industry.
buyer: Delucchi Holdings, LLC
Delucchi Holdings is a strategic digital communications and marketing services company. Delucchi Plus core services include research, media and insights, brand strategy, creative and content, digital marketing, and public relations. "
target: eBrains, Inc.
eBrains creates digital solutions for Travel and Tourism clients that track engagement from the first impression to purchase, connect to consumers logically and emotionally, craft and track the right engagement path to secure the best digital solution.
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closed 7/30/2021 via PR Newswire

SOCi, acquired Brandify

synopsis: SOCi, the leading all-in-one marketing platform built for multi-location marketers, has acquired Brandify, an industry-leading provider of location-based digital marketing solutions. With the combination, SOCi solidifies its position as the largest localized marketing platform globally, with more than three million locations under management.
buyer: SOCi
SOCi is an award-winning localized marketing platform built specifically for multi-location marketers. SOCi enables top brands and their locations to strengthen and scale their digital presence across limitless local search and social pages while protecting what matters most, their reputation. "
target: Brandify
Brandify is a leading provider of location-based digital marketing solutions that helps brands connect to their customers. Brandify does this by capturing data as well as providing strategy and customized solutions to help brands maximize their online presence and drive customers to their locations.
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closed 8/9/2017 via PR Web

6S Marketing, acquired Motive Communications

synopsis: Digital agency 6S Marketing has acquired social media agency Motive Communications. Motive’s founder, Mitchell Fawcett, joins the 6S Marketing team as VP Partnerships & Social Strategy. With this acquisition, 6S will now offer an advanced suite of social media services, rounding out a comprehensive digital marketing offering.
buyer: 6S Marketing
6S Marketing is a leading digital agency in New York, Vancouver, and Toronto that transforms businesses for the digital age. 6S focuses on emergent tactics such as marketing automation, social media and content strategy, online media buying, programmatic advertising, and multi-lingual campaigns. "
target: Motive Communications
Motive Communications, based in Vancouver, BC, offers social media services to clients in a wide array of industries including tourism, hospitality, fashion, beauty, health, and education. The agency operates with a team of contractors based locally, as well as in Toronto, New York, and Seattle.
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closed 8/9/2017 via PR Web

6S Marketing, acquired Motive Communications

synopsis: Digital agency 6S Marketing has acquired social media agency Motive Communications. Motive’s founder, Mitchell Fawcett, joins the 6S Marketing team as VP Partnerships & Social Strategy. With this acquisition, 6S will now offer an advanced suite of social media services, rounding out a comprehensive digital marketing offering.
buyer: 6S Marketing
6S Marketing is a leading digital agency in New York, Vancouver, and Toronto that transforms businesses for the digital age. 6S focuses on emergent tactics such as marketing automation, social media and content strategy, online media buying, programmatic advertising, and multi-lingual campaigns. "
target: Motive Communications
Motive Communications, based in Vancouver, BC, offers social media services to clients in a wide array of industries including tourism, hospitality, fashion, beauty, health, and education. The agency operates with a team of contractors based locally, as well as in Toronto, New York, and Seattle.
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announced 6/23/2021 via PR Newswire

HH Global, will acquire Adare International

synopsis: HH Global, a global outsourced marketing execution provider, will acquire Adare International from Endless LLP, a private equity firm in the UK. Adare is a British marketing company that helps brands connect with their customers. They provide services for shopper marketing, event management, digital, direct marketing, print management, and more.
buyer: HH Global
Founded in 1991, HH Global is a global outsourced marketing execution provider. They develop innovative solutions that drive down the cost of their clients’ physical marketing procurement and content development, while improving quality, sustainability, and speed to market. "
target parent: Endless LLP
target: Adare International
Adare International is a British marketing company. Adare helps brands connect with their customers, creatively and effectively, in a multi-channel world. They provide services for creative, shopper marketing, event management, digital, direct marketing, print management, and more.
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closed 6/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

ISOSKELE, acquired TimeOne Group

synopsis: The La Poste group, through its subsidiary ISOSKELE, a specialist in data marketing & communication, announces the takeover of TimeOne Group, a digital marketing company. Present in 3 cities in France, it combines media activation and technologies in order to transform advertisers’ investments into measurable and sustainable performance.
buyer parent: Le Groupe La Poste
buyer: ISOSKELE
ISOSKELE is a subsidiary of the La Poste group that specializes in data marketing & communication created in 2019. ISOSKELE reinvents the relationship between brands and individuals using integrated precision mechanics that synchronizes data & consumer science, creativity & marketing technology. "
target: TimeOne Group
TimeOne Group, specialized in digital marketing, is a major player in customer acquisition. Present in 3 cities in France, it combines media activation and technologies in order to transform advertisers’ investments into measurable and sustainable performance.
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announced 6/9/2021 via BusinessWire

Entravision Communications Corporation, will acquire MediaDonuts

synopsis: Entravision Communications Corporation, a diversified global media, data and advertising technology company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MediaDonuts, a leading digital marketing performance and branding company with operations across seven countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
buyer: Entravision Communications Corporation (EVC:$428.66)
Entravision is a diversified global media, data and advertising technology company that reaches and engages Latino consumers in the U.S. and other markets. Entravision's portfolio includes television and radio stations, digital media properties and advertising technology platforms. "
target: MediaDonuts
MediaDonuts is a leading digital marketing performance and branding company with operations across seven countries in the Asia-Pacific region. MediaDonuts offers extensive digital advertising capabilities through its strategic partnerships with major global media and technology platforms.
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closed 6/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Accenture, acquired Entropia Group

synopsis: Accenture has announced its third acquisition of June 2021, this time buying international ad agency Entropia. Entropia is a new age data-driven marketing consultancy based in Malaysia. Its vision is to help brands in the digital age, add more happiness to people's lives via highly relevant, delightful & authentic connections.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$47,949.38)
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. "
target: Entropia Group
ENTROPIA is a new age data-driven marketing consultancy based in Malaysia. Its vision is to help brands in the digital age, add more happiness to people's lives via highly relevant, delightful & authentic connections.
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closed 5/20/2021 via Company Press Release

LLYC, acquired APACHE

synopsis: LLYC takes a further step in its growth strategy with the acquisition of the digital marketing and performance consultancy APACHE, specialized in contributing to the transformation and growth of its clients' businesses. 
buyer: LLYC
Llorente & Cuenca (LLYC) is the leading communications, reputation management and public affairs consultancy firm with a presence in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. It has twenty three partners and more than 480 professionals. It currently operates in 13 countries through 16 offices. "
target: APACHE
APACHE is a Madrid-based digital marketing and performance consultancy, specialized in contributing to the transformation and growth of its clients' businesses. APACHE develops its activity from a comprehensive conception of communication and marketing strategies aimed at achieving results.
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closed 5/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Mogae Media PVT. Ltd., acquired Rediffusion

synopsis: Mogae Media, a leading provider of integrated mobile marketing services in India, has acquired Rediffusion, India’s largest, independent full-service advertising agency. Rediffusion builds effective advertising campaigns for leading brands in various industries. They offer brand advisory, creative content development, and digital design services.
buyer: Mogae Media PVT. Ltd.
Mogae Media is a leading provider of integrated mobile marketing services in India. Mogae reaches to over 80% of India’s mobile subscriber base, from Uber customers in leading metros to the smallest and remotest village across rural India. "
target: Rediffusion
Rediffusion is India’s largest, independent full-service advertising agency. Rediffusion builds effective advertising campaigns for leading brands in various industries. They offer brand advisory, creative content development, and digital design services.
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closed 5/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Clarity PR, acquired 3WhiteHats

synopsis: Clarity PR, a fast-growing, international communications agency, has acquired 3WhiteHats, a search and digital marketing agency, focused on helping companies get the most out of their websites and their online presence. 3WhiteHats provide management, consultancy and training in SEO, PPC, Web Analytics, online PR and digital strategy.
buyer: Clarity PR
Clarity PR is a fast-growing, international communications agency with offices in New York, London, San Francisco and Los Angeles with partners and staff in most major European markets. They specialize in Public Relations, Media Relations, Communication, Social Media, and Content Creation. "
target: 3WhiteHats
3WhiteHats is a search and digital marketing agency, focused on helping companies get the most out of their websites and their online presence. 3WhiteHats provide management, consultancy and training in SEO, PPC, Web Analytics, online PR and digital strategy.
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closed 4/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Astound Group, acquired Patio Interactive

synopsis: ASTOUND, a global brand experience agency, has acquired PATIO Interactive, a Toronto-based digital agency specializing in technology-driven and interactive solutions. The move enhances ASTOUND's digital division, ASTOUND Digital, expanding its user-driven experiential offerings across a range of categories, including Augmented Reality and VR.
buyer: Astound Group
ASTOUND Group is a global brand experience agency that specializes in the design and execution of memorable experiences. Their core services include digital experiences, architectural fabrication, brand strategy and development, retail design and manufacturing, experiential events, and environments."
target: Patio Interactive
Canada-based PATIO Interactive is a digital marketing design and development agency specializing in technology-driven and interactive solutions. Their services include AR and VR experiences, custom web applications, scripting & storyboarding, animations & graphics, branding, advertising, and more.
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closed 4/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Making Science Group, S.A., acquired 360 Conversion Analytics

synopsis: Spain-based Making Science, a European technology and adtech company specializing in ecommerce and digital transformation, has acquired 360 Conversion Analytics, a digital marketing agency specializing in optimizing user journeys, conversions, user experience, and analytics.
buyer: Making Science Group, S.A. (BME:MAKS:$70.82)
Based in Spain, Making Science is a technology and digital marketing consultancy specializing in e-commerce and digital transformation. Its business model responds to the growing need for companies to digitize their entire value chain, particularly in the area of marketing. "
target: 360 Conversion Analytics
360 Conversion Analytics is a digital marketing agency specializing in optimizing user journeys, conversions, user experience, and analytics. The company's services include conversion rate optimization, AB & multi-variate testing, digital analytics, consulting & staff augmentation, and more.
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announced 3/25/2021 via PR Newswire

High Level Marketing will be merged with Bell Media, LLC,

synopsis: Bell Media, an Alabama based website and digital marketing agency, and High Level Marketing, a Michigan based website and digital marketing agency, announced a merger. With this merger, the combined company will widen its geographical reach and further cement itself as a market leader in the website and digital marketing industry.
buyer: Bell Media, LLC
Bell Media is a leading digital marketing agency that is focused on delivering desired business outcomes for clients. The company is a Google Premier Partner, and a 6X Inc 5000 Company, with offices in Montgomery, Birmingham, Nashville and Houston. "
target: High Level Marketing
High Level Marketing (HLM) is a Michigan based full-service digital marketing agency that serves small and mid-sized businesses who have a desire to grow. HLM provides exceptional services that are supported by its proprietary Footprint® and MYCE® technology.
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closed 3/24/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Vincit Oy, acquired VURIA

synopsis: Vincit, a software development and design company based in Finland, has acquired VURIA, a website design and mobile app development firm. VURIA merges creativity with technology to produce game-changing solutions for their clients. They speciallize in eCommerce websites, branding, online marketing campaigns, CRM solutions, and custom mobile apps.
buyer: Vincit Oy (HLSE:VINCIT:$61.96)
Vincit is a software development and design company based in Tampere, Finland. The company provides software development, service design, and ICT outsourcing services. Founded in 2007, Vincit employs more than 320 professionals and is ranked first in Europe in the Great Place to Work study. "
target: VURIA
VURIA is a website design and mobile app development firm. VURIA merges creativity with technology to produce game-changing solutions for their clients. They speciallize in eCommerce websites, branding, online marketing campaigns, CRM solutions, and custom mobile apps.
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closed 3/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Vertical Square SAS, acquired Studio B52

synopsis: Lormont, France-based Studio B52 has been acquired by French communication agency group Vertical Square. Studio B52 is a communication & digital marketing agency that has a solid reputation for 360 communication, digital and print, with major national and regional brands.
buyer: Vertical Square SAS
Based in France, Vertical Square is a group of communication agencies deployed across the country in the areas of strategy consulting, identity, graphic design, publishing, events, digital marketing. Vertical Square helps businesses appear on the first page of search engines via semantic technology."
target: Studio B52
Studio B52 is a French communication & digital marketing agency. Since its creation in 1994, the Lormont-based agency Studio B52 has acquired a solid reputation in the service of franchises, networks and groups for 360 communication, digital and print, with major national and regional brands.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/3/2021 via BusinessWire

Acceleration Partners, acquired R.O.EYE

synopsis: Acceleration Partners, the premier global partner marketing agency, announced that it has acquired the agency business of R.O.EYE, a Manchester-based performance marketing agency dedicated to optimizing digital media performance.
buyer parent: Mountaingate Capital
buyer: Acceleration Partners
Acceleration Partners is the premier global partner marketing agency. By focusing on Better People, Better Process and Better Performance, their team sets the standard for how brands efficiently grow and refine their marketing partnerships anywhere in the world. "
target: R.O.EYE
R.O.EYE is a Manchester-based performance marketing agency dedicated to optimizing digital media performance. They specialize in affiliate marketing, digital marketing, performance marketing, digital media buying, performance social marketing, programmatic display, and more.
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announced 2/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Kaleyra S.p.a, will acquire mGage

synopsis: Kaleyra announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire mGage, a Vivial company. mGage serves its customers through its cloud-based enterprise mobile messaging platform Communicate Pro, their API solution Connect, as well as Omnichannel mobile messaging offering such as SMS, MMS and RCS.
buyer: Kaleyra S.p.a (AMEX:KLR:$153.45)
Kaleyra is a leading CPaaS (Communication-Platform-as-a-Service) company, empowering businesses to communicate safely, securely, and seamlessly. With offices in Europe, Asia, and the United States, Kaleyra has become a worldwide provider of innovative cloud-based communications solutions. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: mGage
mGage is a global mobile engagement provider with more than 15 years of mobile CRM (mCRM) experience. Their SaaS, cloud-based technology enables brands to intelligently personalize mobile communications for the omni-channel consumer, across marketing and customer care interactions.
price ($mm)
$215
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closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

CTI Digital Limited, acquired Mosquito Digital Ltd.

synopsis: An internet improvement and digital advertising and marketing company, CTI Digital, primarily based in Manchester has acquired a counterpart, Mosquito Digital, within the metropolis center. CTI has snapped up model communication and efficiency advertising and marketing company Mosquito, which is positioned within the Northern Quarter.
buyer: CTI Digital Limited
CTI Digital is a full service digital agency in the UK that specialises in open source web development. They also offer digital marketing and creative design services for respected clients in all industries. They are one of the UK’s leading full service digital agencies with a growing team. "
target: Mosquito Digital Ltd.
Mosquito is a creative digital brand communications agency based in Manchester and Cheshire. Winning Digital SME 2020, the agency combines award-winning digital creative, user experience and engagement with a heritage of brand building and integrated marketing know-how.
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closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Byte Club Limited merged with Dept Agency,

synopsis: Martech agency Byte has merged with Dept, an international digital agency, as the pair look to strengthen end-to-end digital services for their clients. Byte is a London-based marketing technology agency. They combine creative, media, data and technology to help businesses generate revenue and scale returns from digital platforms.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Dept Agency
Dept is an international digital agency, headquartered in Amsterdam. The agency unites creativity, technology and data to help clients reinvent and accelerate their digital reality. Their teams comprise of experts in creative, digital, marketing and commerce. "
target: Byte Club Limited
Byte is a London-based marketing technology agency. They combine creative, media, data and technology to help businesses generate revenue and scale returns from digital platforms.
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closed 2/5/2021 via BusinessWire

Blue Cypress, acquired BuzzShift

synopsis: BuzzShift, an industry-leading full-service growth marketing agency and business consultancy servicing a portfolio of clients nationwide, announced it has been acquired by New Orleans-based Blue Cypress, a family of companies that launches new brands and acquires existing businesses as a part of their evergreen, or long-term, investment strategy.
buyer: Blue Cypress
Blue Cypress is a family of companies that launches new brands and acquires existing businesses as a part of their evergreen, or long-term, investment strategy. "
target: BuzzShift
Founded in 2010, BuzzShift is a full-service growth marketing agency and business consultancy specializing in creating long-term, sustainable growth for start-up, scaling, and industry-leading e-commerce brands.
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closed 2/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Phoenix Innovate, acquired Avanzado

synopsis: Phoenix Innovate, a marketing firm that helps organizations big and small solve their business problems, has acquired Avanzado LLC, a vertically integrated marketing company. Avanzado produces data driven, targeted communications to grow their customer's business. They offer services for direct mail, e-marketing, microsites, and more.
buyer: Phoenix Innovate
Phoenix Innovate is a marketing firm that helps organizations big and small solve their business problems. Phoenix Innovate focuses on understanding, finding and keeping audiences. They create transformative strategies and tactics that will resonate with their client's audience. "
target: Avanzado
Avanzado is a vertically integrated marketing company. Avanzado produces data driven, targeted communications to grow their customer's business. They specialize in digital solutions, data management, and creative services. They offer services for direct mail, e-marketing, microsites, and more.
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closed 2/3/2021 via GlobeNewswire

AudienceX, acquired Bigbuzz Marketing Group

synopsis: AudienceX, the largest independent trading desk built for performance marketers and agencies, announced that it has finalized its acquisition of New York-based online marketing agency Bigbuzz Marketing Group.
buyer: AudienceX
AudienceX is a digital advertising partner for brands and agencies. They offer strategic, unbiased, omnichannel performance solutions, and create value for their clients by delivering a combination of high-impact creative, and innovative technology, to help them effectively acquire customers. "
target: Bigbuzz Marketing Group
Bigbuzz Marketing Group is a bold collection of talented professionals on a mission to create inspired solutions that build brands, move merchandise, and change lives. They are digital sponges that soak up everything new in this constantly changing universe of technology.
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closed 1/27/2021 via Company Press Release

Integrate Agency LLC, acquired BriteIdea Marketing Group

synopsis: Integrate Agency, a full-service digital and traditional marketing agency, has acquired BriteIdea Marketing Group, an Austin-based digital marketing group. The acquisition will further the integrated suite of traditional, digital and social media services offered by Integrate Agency throughout Texas.
buyer: Integrate Agency LLC
Integrate is an award-winning, full-service PR, social media, and marketing agency. Integrate's services include Pay-Per-Click (PPC), Display Advertising & Remarketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Content Marketing, Email Marketing, Amazon Marketplace, and Local Marketing. "
target: BriteIdea Marketing Group
BriteIdea Marketing is a full-service digital marketing and advertising agency with over 25 years of combined experience. BriteIdea specializes in working with small-to-medium-sized businesses to enhance their digital marketing and advertising efforts.
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