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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Ceuta Group, acquired Creative Leap Limited

synopsis: Ceuta Group, a global, multi award winning consumer brands outsource solutions specialist, has acquired Creative Leap, an integrated brand and communications agency. Creative Leap specialises in Health & Wellbeing and Beauty & Personal Care. Their clients include leading companies such as Johnson & Johnson, 3M, Reckitt Benckiser & Alliance Boots.
buyer: The Ceuta Group
The Ceuta Group is a global, multi award winning consumer brands outsource solutions specialist, servicing the FMCG Food, Drink, Health and Personal Care industries. Ceuta Group has over 24 years proven experience in launching and building both new or existing consumer brands for leading companies. "
target: Creative Leap Limited
Creative Leap is an integrated brand and communications agency based in London, specialising in Health & Wellbeing and Beauty & Personal Care. They have long standing relationships with some of the leading players in the industry including Johnson & Johnson, 3M, Reckitt Benckiser & Alliance Boots.
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closed 4/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Groupe GET, acquired K’noe

synopsis: Groupe GET, a group of advertising agencies operating in Metz, Strasbourg, Luxembourg and Paris, has acquired K'noë, a France-based brand communication consultancy in the fields of health prevention, food and nutrition.
buyer: Groupe GET
Groupe GET is a group of advertising agencies operating in Metz, Strasbourg, Luxembourg and Paris. They specialize in advertising, branding, public relations, communications, digital strategy, web design, digital marketing, printing and more. "
target: K’noe
K'noë is a brand communication consultancy in the fields of health prevention, food and nutrition. K'noë advises clients at all stages of their thinking. Whether it is to find a new audience, enhance or renew a brand or even create a network.
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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 9/26/2018 via PR Newswire

2e Creative, acquired Fire & Rain

synopsis: St. Louis-based 2e Creative, an internationally recognized full-service agency with a portfolio of global life science clients, announced the acquisition of Fire & Rain, an independent field force training, leadership development, and meetings and events consultancy based in Evansville, Indiana.
buyer: 2e Creative
2e Group is an independent full-service launch and growth agency that helps pharmaceutical and medical device companies more efficiently and effectively commercialize new therapies and technology. "
target: Fire & Rain
Fire & Rain is a life science consultancy with an established reputation for world-class marketing engagement. Fire & Rain is one of the largest independent firms focused on empowering the teams and amplifying the brands of some of the most important regional and global companies.
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announced 2/7/2018 via Company Press Release

Upward Brand Interactions, will acquire Graphica, LLC

synopsis: Upward Brand Interactions, a fully-integrated interactive marketing agency, has agreed to acquire Graphica, a nationally renowned brand design firm with a reputation for delivering world-class brand identity and design. Graphica has an impressive portfolio of brand and design work with experience in consumer, healthcare/medical and B2B industries.
buyer: Upward Brand Interactions
Upward Brand Interactions is a fully-integrated interactive marketing agency group that helps brands thrive in traditional and digital environments. Upward services include brand communication, interactive, search marketing and content marketing. "
target: Graphica, LLC
Graphica is a nationally renowned brand design firm with a reputation for delivering world-class brand identity and design. Graphica has an impressive portfolio of brand and design work with experience in consumer, healthcare/medical and B2B industries.
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closed 11/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

Baird Capital Partners, acquired PARTNERS+simons

synopsis: PARTNERS+simons, a leading brand communications company specializing in the healthcare and financial services industries, announced an investment from Baird Capital Partners, the U.S.-based buyout fund of Baird Private Equity.
buyer: Baird Capital Partners
Baird Capital Partners, the U.S.-based buyout fund of Baird Private Equity, invests in lower middle-market companies in the business services, manufactured products and healthcare sectors. "
target: PARTNERS+simons
PARTNERS+simons is a brand communications company that generates unambiguous business outcomes for its clients in the healthcare, financial services, and technology sectors.
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closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Together Group Holdings PLC, acquired TheCurrentGlobal, Inc.

synopsis: The New York-based consultancy The Current Global has been acquired by the Together Group, another brand consultancy platform that brings together digital consultants, technical solutions providers and innovators to help future-proof brands across the fashion, lifestyle and tech sectors.
buyer: Together Group Holdings PLC
Together Group is the entrepreneurial Strategy, eCommerce & Digital-Experiences Powerhouse for Fashion, Beauty, Luxury-Lifestyle & Premium Consumer Brands. They unite the best-of-breed founder-led strategy consultancies, agencies and technology providers. "
target: TheCurrentGlobal, Inc.
The Current Global is a New York-based Innovation Consultancy established by Liz Bacelar, a pioneer in the fashion-tech space. The Current Global has quickly evolved into an acknowledged authority for global tech-sourcing and tech-driven innovation in the fashion, beauty, luxury-lifestyle space.
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closed 7/29/2016 via BNC Analysis

Vice Media Inc., acquired Starworks Group

synopsis: Vice Media, the media brand and content creation studio that's all about youth, has acquired Starworks Group, a global brand development agency specializing in beauty and fashion.
buyer: Vice Media Inc.
VICE is a global media channel focusing on investigative journalism and enlightening videos about everything from world news, travel, art, drugs, politics, sports, fashion, sex, and super cute animals. "
target: Starworks Group
Starworks Group (SWG) is a global brand development agency with offices in New York, Los Angeles and London. Founded in 2000, SWG quickly established a reputation as both progressive and disruptive, bringing together fashion and beauty brands with the Entertainment industry.
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closed 7/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Steinreich Communications, acquired Kenwerks

synopsis: Steinreich Communications Group, Inc., the international public relations agency, has acquired Kenwerks, a leading fashion public relations and marketing firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles, headed by Kenneth Loo. All Kenwerks employees will be retained and will move into Steinreich offices on both coasts.
buyer: Steinreich Communications
Steinreich Communications represents some of the world's leading corporations and consumer brands. It is one of the nation's fastest growing, full-service public relations firms with offices in New York, New Jersey, Washington, Los Angeles, High Point, London, Frankfurt and Tel Aviv. "
target: Kenwerks
Kenwerks is a creative marketing firm that specializes in creative marketing, brand management, event production, public relations and creative direction.
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closed 9/23/2020 via Company Press Release

Overit, acquired Smith & Jones

synopsis: Overit, a full-service marketing company, has acquired Smith & Jones, a full-service healthcare marketing agency. Smith & Jones specializes in branding, integrated service line campaigns, and retention for hospitals, health systems, and other healthcare providers. The agency helps clients to create meaningful healthcare brands and engage patients.
buyer: Overit
Overit is a full-service marketing company. Overit creates and implements integrated traditional and digital campaigns for business of all sizes. They offer a wide range of internet marketing solutions, including content marketing, public relations, social media, SEO, web design and more. "
target: Smith & Jones
Smith & Jones is a full-service healthcare marketing agency. Smith & Jones specializes in branding, integrated service line campaigns, and retention for hospitals, health systems, and other healthcare providers. The agency helps clients to create meaningful healthcare brands and engage patients.
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closed 10/1/2019 via BusinessWire

M Booth, purchased US Division from Health Unlimited

synopsis: Next15 has acquired US division of Health Unlimited, a leading global health consultancy and communications agency advancing landmark developments in some of the most complex and challenging areas in health. Health Unlimited will be rebranded as M Booth Health and operate as a separate agency reporting to M Booth CEO Dale Bornstein.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: M Booth
M Booth is an agency that is known for award-winning integrated marketing programs that engage stakeholders through digital, social, earned media, and experiential channels. M Booth is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Next Fifteen Communications Group. "
seller parent: Dbay Advisors
seller: Health Unlimited
Health Unlimited US Division, rebranded M Booth Health, is a 25-year-old NY-based global health consultancy and communications agency built by specialists with a legacy of advancing landmark developments in global health and medicine.
price ($mm)
$28
rev ($mm)
$17
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2.6x
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closed 7/11/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Kush Bottles, acquired Zack Darling Creative Associates

synopsis: Kush Bottles, Inc., a leading provider of packaging, supplies, vaporizers, hydrocarbon gases, solvents, accessories and branding solutions for the regulated cannabis industry, announced it has acquired Zack Darling Creative Associates, a full-spectrum digital creative agency, founded in 2009 and based in Santa Rosa, California.
buyer: Kush Bottles (OTCPK:KSHB:$40.75)
Kush Bottles, Inc. is a leading provider of packaging, supplies, vaporizers, hydrocarbon gases, solvents, accessories and branding solutions for the regulated cannabis industry. "
target: Zack Darling Creative Associates
Zack Darling Creative Associates is a full-spectrum digital creative agency, founded in 2009 and based in Santa Rosa, California. It serves both traditional industry accounts as well as cannabis companies and currently works with clients across the U.S., Canada and Europe.
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$3.34
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announced 6/7/2018 via DGAP

RISE Life Science Corp., will acquire Cultivate Kind

synopsis: RISE Life Science Corp., a company that develops cutting-edge cannabis consumer products, will acquire Cultivate Kind, one of the top marketing and branding agencies for the cannabis industry in the united states. Cultivate Kind specializes in full-service brand development, go-to-market strategy, and retail marketing.
buyer: RISE Life Science Corp. (CNSX:RLSC:$0.00)
RISE Life Science Corp. develops cutting-edge cannabis consumer products for both medical and adult-use markets around the world in jurisdictions that have legal regulatory frameworks in place. A key area of focus for RISE is research-based formulations to address adult sexual health and wellness. "
target: Cultivate Kind
Cultivate Kind is one of the top marketing and branding agencies for the cannabis industry in the united states. They specialize in full-service brand development, go-to-market strategy, and retail marketing. Cultivate Kind helps brands design, produce, and sell their product in an innovative way.
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closed 4/20/2018 via PR Newswire

KCSA Strategic Communications, acquired Salar Media Group

synopsis: KCSA Strategic Communications (KCSA), a fully-integrated communications agency specializing in public relations, investor relations and social media, announced that it has acquired Salar Media Group, a leading public relations and marketing firm specializing in the cannabis industry.
buyer: KCSA Strategic Communications
KCSA is a fully-integrated communications agency specializing in public relations, investor relations, social media and marketing with expertise in financial and professional services, technology, healthcare, media, energy, cannabis and public services companies. "
target: Salar Media Group
Salar Media Group is a leading public relations and marketing firm specializing in the cannabis industry. They offer public relations, consulting and branding services. They are based out of Los Angeles and Tampa.
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Dolphin Entertainment, acquired The Door

synopsis: Dolphin Entertainment, Inc., a publicly-traded independent producer of premium feature films and digital content, announced a major expansion of its marketing capabilities and footprint through its acquisition of The Door, a leading lifestyle and hospitality public relations, creative branding, and marketing services agency.
buyer: Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN:$24.23)
Dolphin Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment marketing and premium content development company. They produce original feature films and digital programming primarily aimed at family and young adult markets. "
target: The Door
The Door is a creative relations agency constructed as "an idea house," with a focus on building important, viable brands through diverse initiatives. The Door represents a wide range of clients—including food and beverage, personalities, hospitality brands, and entertainment/media entities.
price ($mm)
$4.00
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$6
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2.0x
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closed 11/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Direct Equity International, acquired Green Touch Awareness

synopsis: Direct Equity International has acquired Green Touch Awareness. Green Touch Awareness is focused on in-house Business Incubation / Start-up and Project Development, as well as being a Digital Services Company providing Brand Management and Business-to-Business online and offline services to public, private, and non-profit companies.
buyer: Direct Equity International (OTCPK:DEQI:$0.00)
Direct Equity International, Inc., a professional game and application development company, is engaged in the business of developing and publishing video games and mobile software applications to gaming, healthcare, and financial sectors. "
target: Green Touch Awareness
Green Touch Awareness is focused on in-house Business Incubation / Start-up and Project Development, as well as being a Digital Services Company providing Brand Management and Business-to-Business online and offline services to public, private, and non-profit companies.
price ($mm)
$0.09
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announced 3/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

American Diversified Holdings Corporation, will acquire Canna Business Now

synopsis: American Diversified Holding Corporation, a publicly traded holding company, announced they plan to acquire Canna Business Now from Fine Media Group, Inc. Canna Business Now is a full-service cannabis branding agency that provides print media, branding, SEO, social media, web analytics and event management to the Cannabis industry.
buyer: American Diversified Holdings Corporation (OTCPK:ADHC:$0.00)
American Diversified Holdings Corporation (ADHC) is a publicly traded holding company providing executive management, corporate governance, administrative support, financial advisory services, investment capital sourcing, and regulatory affairs to both private and public companies. "
target parent: FINE Magazine
target: Canna Business Now
CannaBusinessNow is a full-service cannabis branding agency, dedicated to working with cannabis companies in every aspect of development from start up to established firms. They provide print media, branding, SEO, social media, web analytics and event management to the Cannabis industry.
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closed 2/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Revenue Well Systems, acquired Protective Business and Health Systems

synopsis: RevenueWell, a leading provider of marketing and communication software solutions for dental practices, has acquired Protective Business and Health Systems (PBHS), a provider of dental website design and marketing services. PBHS provides services for website design, SEO, social media marketing, branding, and more.
buyer: Revenue Well Systems
RevenueWell is a leading provider of marketing and communication software solutions for dental practices. RevenueWell helps dentists build better, more connected relationships with their patients. Their platform provides solutions for SEO, social media, scheduling, customer relations, and more. "
target: Protective Business and Health Systems
Protective Business and Health Systems (PBHS) is a provider of dental website design and marketing services. PBHS offers custom designs and content that ignites patient engagement and drives growth. They provide services for website design, SEO, social media marketing, branding, and more.
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closed 7/17/2018 via BusinessWire

Huntsworth PLC, acquired Giant

synopsis: Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles-based investment firm, announced the completion of the Giant Creative Strategy LLC acquisition by Huntsworth plc. Giant Creative Strategy is one of the largest independent healthcare marketing agencies based on the west coast.
buyer: Huntsworth PLC (LSE:HNT:$342.69)
Huntsworth PLC is an international healthcare and communications group. The Group's principal area of focus is Health, which provides marketing and medical communications services to healthcare clients, which are primarily large and mid-size pharmaceutical and biotech companies. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Giant
Headquartered in San Francisco, Giant Creative Strategy is one of the largest independent healthcare marketing agencies based on the west coast. Giant specializes in strategy, creative and technology-driven multichannel marketing communications for its clients.
price ($mm)
$72*
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$32
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$7
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closed 3/3/2016 via Company Press Release

BCD Meetings & Events, acquired Plan 365, Inc.

synopsis: BCD Meetings & Events, a company that energizes and streamlines the business of meetings and incentives by offering event-level and enterprise-level solutions, has acquired Plan 365, Inc., a marketing logistics agency specializing in pharmaceutical and high-tech industries.
buyer: BCD Meetings & Events
BCD Meetings & Events energizes and streamlines the business of meetings and incentives by offering event-level and enterprise-level solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, BCD Meetings & Events has more than 1,000 resources in over 40 countries, with sales exceeding US $620 million. "
target: Plan 365, Inc.
Plan 365, Inc. is a marketing logistics agency specializing in pharmaceutical and high-tech industries. Plan 365, based in Raleigh, NC, offers go-to-market implementation services that help clients launch, scale and operationalize their go-to-market strategies.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Ceuta Group, acquired Creative Leap Limited

synopsis: Ceuta Group, a global, multi award winning consumer brands outsource solutions specialist, has acquired Creative Leap, an integrated brand and communications agency. Creative Leap specialises in Health & Wellbeing and Beauty & Personal Care. Their clients include leading companies such as Johnson & Johnson, 3M, Reckitt Benckiser & Alliance Boots.
buyer: The Ceuta Group
The Ceuta Group is a global, multi award winning consumer brands outsource solutions specialist, servicing the FMCG Food, Drink, Health and Personal Care industries. Ceuta Group has over 24 years proven experience in launching and building both new or existing consumer brands for leading companies. "
target: Creative Leap Limited
Creative Leap is an integrated brand and communications agency based in London, specialising in Health & Wellbeing and Beauty & Personal Care. They have long standing relationships with some of the leading players in the industry including Johnson & Johnson, 3M, Reckitt Benckiser & Alliance Boots.
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closed 10/10/2018 via Company Press Release

The Ceuta Group, acquired Click Consult Limited

synopsis: Ceuta Group, the global consumer brand services group, has acquired Click Consult, a multi-award-winning search marketing agency in the UK with a focus on organic (SEO) and paid search (PPC). Click Consult also provides a range of complementary services, including content marketing, outreach, social media marketing and more.
buyer: The Ceuta Group
The Ceuta Group is a global, multi award winning consumer brands outsource solutions specialist, servicing the FMCG Food, Drink, Health and Personal Care industries. Ceuta Group has over 24 years proven experience in launching and building both new or existing consumer brands for leading companies. "
target: Click Consult Limited
Founded in 2003, Click Consult is a multi-award-winning search marketing agency in the UK with a focus on organic (SEO) and paid search (PPC). Click Consult also provides a range of complementary services, including content marketing, outreach, social media marketing and more.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Ceuta Group, acquired Creative Leap Limited

synopsis: Ceuta Group, a global, multi award winning consumer brands outsource solutions specialist, has acquired Creative Leap, an integrated brand and communications agency. Creative Leap specialises in Health & Wellbeing and Beauty & Personal Care. Their clients include leading companies such as Johnson & Johnson, 3M, Reckitt Benckiser & Alliance Boots.
buyer: The Ceuta Group
The Ceuta Group is a global, multi award winning consumer brands outsource solutions specialist, servicing the FMCG Food, Drink, Health and Personal Care industries. Ceuta Group has over 24 years proven experience in launching and building both new or existing consumer brands for leading companies. "
target: Creative Leap Limited
Creative Leap is an integrated brand and communications agency based in London, specialising in Health & Wellbeing and Beauty & Personal Care. They have long standing relationships with some of the leading players in the industry including Johnson & Johnson, 3M, Reckitt Benckiser & Alliance Boots.
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closed 12/10/2015 via PR Web

The Ceuta Group, acquired 1HQ

synopsis: 1HQ, a UK brand design consultancy, has sold a majority stake to Ceuta Holdings. 1HQ is a Windsor based brand strategy and design agency with packaging, shopper marketing and digital capabilities.
buyer: The Ceuta Group
The Ceuta Group is a global, multi award winning full service outsourced sales and marketing solutions provider to the health, beauty, personal care and FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) food & drink industry. "
target: 1HQ
1HQ is a Windsor based brand strategy and design agency with packaging, shopper marketing and digital capabilities. With a long pedigree in the FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) market, they work with major multinationals such as Unilever and Nestle, as well as retailers like Tesco.
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