Like Aisle 9 Retail, Inc.

closed 9/25/2017 via PR Newswire

Marketing Management, Inc., acquired Aisle 9 Retail, Inc.

synopsis: Aisle 9 Retail, Inc., a sales and marketing agency for emerging consumer package goods (CPG) in the grocery retail channel, announces the sale of its assets to Marketing Management, Inc. Aisle 9 specializes in helping brand owners prepare and sell emerging CPG brands into the complicated world of the grocery channel.
buyer: Marketing Management, Inc.
MMI is a Trusted Resource for Success. MMI is a comprehensive provider of brokerage services to the CPG and retail trade. These services include sales management, store-level retail merchandising, brand development, media advertising and social media solutions for its retail and CPG customers. "
target: Aisle 9 Retail, Inc.
Aisle 9 specializes in helping brand owners prepare and sell emerging CPG brands into the complicated world of the grocery channel. Aisle 9 provides emerging CPG clients critical bandwidth needed to expand their product sales into key retailers and distributors.
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announced 6/25/2021 via PR Newswire

Acosta, Inc., will acquire Impact Group

synopsis: Acosta, a global integrated sales and marketing services provider in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, will acquire Impact Group, a dynamic sales and marketing agency with a national presence and local market expertise in natural, specialty, ethnic, and emerging brands.
buyer: Acosta, Inc.
Acosta is an integrated sales and marketing services provider that enables consumer packaged goods brands and retailers to win in the modern marketplace by delivering progressive solutions and exceptional service. "
target parent: CI Capital Partners LLC
target: Impact Group
Impact Group is a sales and marketing agency with offices and teams spread strategically across the country. Impact Group focuses on leading change through innovative services, including sales, merchandising, and category analytical support to companies in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry.
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closed 2/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Astound Commerce, acquired Market Force Information, Inc.

synopsis: Independent digital commerce specialist Astound Commerce has acquired MarketForce, a business unit within Digital River and leading innovator in digital performance marketing services.
buyer: Astound Commerce
Astound Commerce is an award-winning global digital commerce provider. They combine strategy, technology and interactive marketing services for many of the world's favorite brands and retailers. They can power every aspect of online business, and integrate across all marketing channels. "
target parent: Digital River, Inc.
target: Market Force Information, Inc.
Market Force Information, Inc. is the leading global customer intelligence solutions company for multi-location businesses including major retailers, restaurants, grocery and convenience stores, financial institutions, entertainment studios and consumer packaged goods companies.
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announced 11/16/2018 via Company Press Release

Vestar Capital Partners, will acquire Information Resources, Inc.

synopsis: Vestar Capital Partners, a private equity firm, will lead a new investment in Information Resources, Inc., a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights. Jeffrey Ansell, a Vestar Senior Advisor, will serve as Chairman of IRI. New Mountain and other existing investors are retaining a meaningful investment in IRI.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners (VCP) is a private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. VCP collaborates with management teams and private owners to build long- term enterprise value, with a focus on Consumer, Healthcare, and Business Services & Industrial Products."
target parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
target: Information Resources, Inc.
Information Resources, Inc. is a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights that help CPG companies, OTC health care organizations, retailers, financial services and media companies grow their businesses.
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closed 4/5/2017 via PR Newswire

Impact Group, acquired Signature Specialty Sales & Marketing

synopsis: Impact Group, a leading sales and marketing agency for companies in the consumer packaged goods industry, announced that it acquired Signature Specialty Sales & Marketing, a sales and marketing agency based in Westmont, IL.
buyer parent: CI Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Impact Group
Founded in 1994, Impact Group is a leading sales and marketing agency, providing sales, merchandising and category analytical support to companies in the consumer packaged goods industry. Impact Group represents over 14,000 products. "
target: Signature Specialty Sales & Marketing
Founded in 1950, Signature Specialty Sales & Marketing is a nationally connected sales and marketing company offering headquarter and retail coverage to mass and natural channels in states across the Midwest.
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closed 11/2/2016 via Company Press Release

KLH Capital, acquired Q Research Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: KLH Capital is pleased to announce it has partnered with the management team of Q Research Solutions, Inc. to complete a management buyout. Q Research Solutions is a leading provider of sensory and consumer product research for Fortune 500 and other blue-chip customers in the food and beverage, health and beauty, and fragrance industries.
buyer: KLH Capital
KLH Capital is a fully capitalized SBIC private equity fund managing $320 million across three funds. They make majority and minority equity investments in value added distribution, specialty service and niche manufacturing companies based in the U.S. with at least $10 million of revenue. "
target: Q Research Solutions, Inc.
Based in Old Bridge, New Jersey, Q Research Solutions is a leading provider of sensory and consumer product research for Fortune 500 and other blue-chip customers in the food and beverage, health and beauty, and fragrance industries.
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announced 2/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., will acquire Nielsen Catalina Solutions

synopsis: Nielsen is increasing its ownership stake in Nielsen Catalina Solutions (NCS) – its joint venture with shopper marketing company Catalina – from 50% to a majority 63.5%. Nielsen Catalina connects TV viewing and digital ad exposure to in-store buying, which Nielsen claims perfectly aligned with its business strategy.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target parent: Berkshire Partners LLC
target: Nielsen Catalina Solutions
Nielsen Catalina Solutions helps marketers and media companies measure and improve advertising performance by accurately linking what consumers watch, see, or hear with what they buy. They are able to target and measure advertising based on what matters most for CPG companies: actual offline sales.
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closed 1/6/2016 via Company Press Release

In Vivo BVA merged with Perception Research Services,

synopsis: Perception Research Services and IN VIVO BVA announced the merger of their companies. This merger unites the world’s two leading research agencies focused on packaging, shopper marketing and new product innovation. The new company PRS IN VIVO will help FMCG marketers succeed at both the purchase and the product usage experience.
buyer: Perception Research Services
Perception Research Services specializes in consumer research to help marketers connect with shoppers and close sales. Their custom studies guide, assess and improve packaging and shopper marketing efforts, including qualitative research, on-shelf assessments, in-store, online and in-home studies. "
target parent: Montefiore Investment
target: In Vivo BVA
In Vivo BVA is one of Europe's leading tailor-made consumer goods research companies. In Vivo BVA boasts unrivalled expertise in consumer goods research and marketing thanks to precise and unique methodologies that provide results capable of predicting the future behavior of consumers and shoppers.
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closed 8/12/2015 via BNC Analysis

MarketCast, acquired Insight Strategy Group

synopsis: MarketCast, a leading provider of marketing research services serving the global entertainment industry, has acquired Insight Strategy Group, a research and strategy agency based in New York City. Insight works mostly in TV and offers segmentation and targeting strategy, product innovation and testing and customer experience strategy.
buyer parent: The RLJ Companies
buyer: MarketCast
MarketCast is a leading provider of marketing research services serving the global entertainment industry. MarketCast works in collaboration with marketers and researchers across the spectrum of entertainment companies in the development and execution of their marketing strategies. "
target: Insight Strategy Group
Insight Strategy Group is a research and strategy firm that inspires its clients to build innovative and impactful experiences for their consumers.
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closed 4/22/2015 via BusinessWire

Information Resources, Inc., acquired Datasea

synopsis: Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), the global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and over-the-counter healthcare companies, announced the acquisition of Datasea, one of China’s leading analytic services and market research companies, which has deep knowledge and expertise in the retail and CPG industries.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: Information Resources, Inc.
Information Resources, Inc. (IRi) delivers powerful market and shopper information, predictive analysis and foresight that leads to action. They go beyond the data to ignite extraordinary growth for their clients by pinpointing what matters and illuminating how it can impact their businesses. "
target: Datasea
Datasea services include analytics that help clients develop enhanced pricing strategies, efficient promotions, improved effectiveness in-store, forecasting, next-generation marketing mix modeling and assortment optimization.
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closed 4/15/2015 via BusinessWire

Antuit, acquired Prognos, Inc.

synopsis: Antuit, a global Big Data solutions company, announced the acquisition of Prognos, a Chicago-based analytics company specializing in the retail and consumer package goods (CPG) sector. Prognos is focused on demand forecasting, lifecycle pricing and customer insight.
buyer: Antuit
Antuit is a Big Data analytics solutions firm that enables enterprise clients to unlock business value from data within the constraints of their budgets and maturity on the Big Data curve. Antuit provides cutting-edge analytics offerings for Supply Chain and Sales & Marketing functions. "
target: Prognos, Inc.
Prognos Inc. is dedicated to providing financially measurable results for Retailers and Consumer Packaged Goods companies through advanced analytic solutions. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Chicago, Prognos is focused on demand forecasting, lifecycle pricing and customer insight.
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announced 4/15/2015 via Company Press Release

Copernicus Marketing Consulting, will acquire Forbes Consulting Group

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire Forbes Consulting Group and have it become part of Copernicus Marketing Consulting post acquisition. Founded in 1985, Forbes Consulting Group specializes in both quantitative and qualitative research and analysis.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Copernicus Marketing Consulting
Copernicus Marketing Consulting is a research-and-data-driven marketing consulting firm in the business of transforming companies. They use front-line experience, insights, and advanced analytics to help B2B and B2C companies develop, plan, and implement strategies that change brand trajectories. "
target: Forbes Consulting Group
The Forbes Consulting Group is a strategic and innovative market research company providing global clients with deeper levels of insight about emotions and motivations - and helping them gain strategic market advantage on the strength of these insights.
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closed 4/1/2015 via BNC Analysis

Aussie Commerce Group, acquired PINCHme Group, INC.

synopsis: AussieCommerce Group, one of Australia’s largest e-commerce names, announced the acquisition of research service provider PINCHme. PINCHme, which partners with international brands offers free samples to its members in exchange for detailed customer feedback, collected and provided to brands for new consumer insights.
buyer: Aussie Commerce Group
AussieCommerce operates e-commerce websites Cudo, Luxury Escape, The Home, DEALS.com.au, Ouffer, and Pop. Cudo delivers offers on restaurants and bars, hotels, spas, salons, theatre tickets, tours, gadgets, décor, and fashion for its members. DEALS.com.au provides daily deals throughout Australia. "
target: PINCHme Group, INC.
PINCHme is the best way to discover and discuss new products from the world’s leading brands, for free. PINCHme has created an online destination for PINCHme members to try new products, with no subscription costs attached.
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closed 9/26/2013 via BNC Analysis

Stagnito Media, Inc., acquired Carbonview Research

synopsis: Stagnito Media announced that it has acquired Carbonview Research, a provider of panel-based research for the consumer packaged goods market.
buyer parent: Topspin Partners
buyer: Stagnito Media, Inc.
Stagnito Media, LLC serves B-to-B information needs of convenience, grocery and specialty food/kitchenware retailers through an integrated portfolio of magazines, websites, digital newsletters, conferences and custom media. "
target: Carbonview Research
Carbonview Research is a provider of panel-based research for the consumer packaged goods market. Carbonview specializes in delivering high-value results and research insights in a timely manner.
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closed 9/4/2013 via BusinessWire

Information Resources, Inc., acquired Aztec

synopsis: Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), a global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and over-the-counter healthcare companies, announced it has acquired Aztec, a leading provider of market measurement and related services for consumer packaged goods (CPG), liquor and pharmaceutical manufacturers and retailers.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: Information Resources, Inc.
Information Resources, Inc. (IRi) delivers powerful market and shopper information, predictive analysis and foresight that leads to action. They go beyond the data to ignite extraordinary growth for their clients by pinpointing what matters and illuminating how it can impact their businesses. "
target parent: Dentsu Inc.
target: Aztec
Aztec provides scan-data services to consumer packaged goods retailers and manufacturers. Aztec offers computer-based information services and core offerings include data processing and reporting, leading-edge user friendly software, training and client service support.
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closed 5/2/2013 via BusinessWire

Market Strategies International, acquired Cogent Research LLC

synopsis: Market Strategies International announced that it has acquired Cambridge, MA-based Cogent Research, a market research and strategic consulting firm that specializes in the wealth management industry. Cogent Research founders and principals, John Meunier and Christy White, will co-manage Market Strategies’ new Syndicated Division.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Market Strategies International
Market Strategies International is a market research consultancy with deep expertise in communications, consumer goods, energy, financial services, healthcare, technology and wealth management. "
target: Cogent Research LLC
Cogent Research, founded in 1996, provides custom marketing research, syndicated research products, and evidence-based consulting to leading organizations in the financial services, life sciences and consumer goods industries.
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closed 4/15/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Kreative Group merged with The Stable,

synopsis: The Stable, a leading consumer brand agency known for launching brands such as quip, Ring, and Califia Farms into Target and Amazon, announced that it is merging with Kreative, a Bentonville, Arkansas based sales and marketing firm that helps CPG brands launch and manage their business at Walmart, Sam’s Club & Costco.
buyer: The Stable
The Stable is a consumer brand agency representing world-class clients across all channels of commerce. They excel at creating big, beautiful, audacious creative; and driving sales and executing winning retail programs for their brand partners. "
target: Kreative Group
Kreative is a Bentonville, Arkansas based sales and marketing firm that helps CPG brands launch and manage their business at Walmart, Sam’s Club & Costco.
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closed 2/7/2018 via PR Newswire

Impact Group, acquired Mingerink & Associates

synopsis: Impact Group, one of the country's largest sales and marketing agencies in the consumer packaged goods industry, announced that it has acquired Mingerink & Associates, a leading sales and marketing agency. Mingerink has delivered value to manufacturers and retailers by providing innovative and effective solutions to grow sales and market share.
buyer parent: CI Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Impact Group
Impact Group is a dynamic sales and marketing agency with offices and teams spread strategically across the country. Impact Group's innovative technology and decades of combined experience in the food broker and CPG industry enable clients to more effectively connect with retailers and drive sales. "
target: Mingerink & Associates
Mingerink & Associates is recognized as market experts and trusted advisers in CPG sales and marketing. Mingerink has delivered exceptional value to manufacturers and retailers by providing innovative and effective solutions to grow sales and market share.
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announced 7/30/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Carlyle Group, will acquire Acosta, Inc.

synopsis: Carlyle Group LP has agreed to acquire in-store marketer Acosta Inc. from Thomas H. Lee Partners. Acosta helps consumer goods companies plan product launches and in-store displays as well as sort out distribution issues and track sales.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$6,117.50)
The Carlyle Group is a private global investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings. "
target parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
target: Acosta, Inc.
Acosta Sales and Marketing Company is a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in North America, providing outsourced sales, merchandising, marketing, and promotional services to manufacturers in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry.
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announced 1/5/2011 via Reuters

Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., will acquire Acosta, Inc.

synopsis: Thomas H. Lee Partners LP plans to buy food marketer Acosta Inc from private-equity firm AEA Investors LP for more than $2 billion.
buyer: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. is one of the largest and oldest private equity investment firms in the United States and has raised and managed almost $20 billion of capital, making investments in over 100 businesses since its founding in 1974. "
target parent: AEA Investors LP
target: Acosta, Inc.
Acosta Sales and Marketing Company is a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in North America, providing outsourced sales, merchandising, marketing, and promotional services to manufacturers in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry.
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closed 9/25/2017 via PR Newswire

Marketing Management, Inc., acquired Aisle 9 Retail, Inc.

synopsis: Aisle 9 Retail, Inc., a sales and marketing agency for emerging consumer package goods (CPG) in the grocery retail channel, announces the sale of its assets to Marketing Management, Inc. Aisle 9 specializes in helping brand owners prepare and sell emerging CPG brands into the complicated world of the grocery channel.
buyer: Marketing Management, Inc.
MMI is a Trusted Resource for Success. MMI is a comprehensive provider of brokerage services to the CPG and retail trade. These services include sales management, store-level retail merchandising, brand development, media advertising and social media solutions for its retail and CPG customers. "
target: Aisle 9 Retail, Inc.
Aisle 9 specializes in helping brand owners prepare and sell emerging CPG brands into the complicated world of the grocery channel. Aisle 9 provides emerging CPG clients critical bandwidth needed to expand their product sales into key retailers and distributors.
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closed 9/25/2017 via PR Newswire

Marketing Management, Inc., acquired Aisle 9 Retail, Inc.

synopsis: Aisle 9 Retail, Inc., a sales and marketing agency for emerging consumer package goods (CPG) in the grocery retail channel, announces the sale of its assets to Marketing Management, Inc. Aisle 9 specializes in helping brand owners prepare and sell emerging CPG brands into the complicated world of the grocery channel.
buyer: Marketing Management, Inc.
MMI is a Trusted Resource for Success. MMI is a comprehensive provider of brokerage services to the CPG and retail trade. These services include sales management, store-level retail merchandising, brand development, media advertising and social media solutions for its retail and CPG customers. "
target: Aisle 9 Retail, Inc.
Aisle 9 specializes in helping brand owners prepare and sell emerging CPG brands into the complicated world of the grocery channel. Aisle 9 provides emerging CPG clients critical bandwidth needed to expand their product sales into key retailers and distributors.
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closed 9/25/2017 via PR Newswire

Marketing Management, Inc., acquired Aisle 9 Retail, Inc.

synopsis: Aisle 9 Retail, Inc., a sales and marketing agency for emerging consumer package goods (CPG) in the grocery retail channel, announces the sale of its assets to Marketing Management, Inc. Aisle 9 specializes in helping brand owners prepare and sell emerging CPG brands into the complicated world of the grocery channel.
buyer: Marketing Management, Inc.
MMI is a Trusted Resource for Success. MMI is a comprehensive provider of brokerage services to the CPG and retail trade. These services include sales management, store-level retail merchandising, brand development, media advertising and social media solutions for its retail and CPG customers. "
target: Aisle 9 Retail, Inc.
Aisle 9 specializes in helping brand owners prepare and sell emerging CPG brands into the complicated world of the grocery channel. Aisle 9 provides emerging CPG clients critical bandwidth needed to expand their product sales into key retailers and distributors.
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closed 4/15/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Kreative Group merged with The Stable,

synopsis: The Stable, a leading consumer brand agency known for launching brands such as quip, Ring, and Califia Farms into Target and Amazon, announced that it is merging with Kreative, a Bentonville, Arkansas based sales and marketing firm that helps CPG brands launch and manage their business at Walmart, Sam’s Club & Costco.
buyer: The Stable
The Stable is a consumer brand agency representing world-class clients across all channels of commerce. They excel at creating big, beautiful, audacious creative; and driving sales and executing winning retail programs for their brand partners. "
target: Kreative Group
Kreative is a Bentonville, Arkansas based sales and marketing firm that helps CPG brands launch and manage their business at Walmart, Sam’s Club & Costco.
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closed 4/5/2017 via PR Newswire

Impact Group, acquired Signature Specialty Sales & Marketing

synopsis: Impact Group, a leading sales and marketing agency for companies in the consumer packaged goods industry, announced that it acquired Signature Specialty Sales & Marketing, a sales and marketing agency based in Westmont, IL.
buyer parent: CI Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Impact Group
Founded in 1994, Impact Group is a leading sales and marketing agency, providing sales, merchandising and category analytical support to companies in the consumer packaged goods industry. Impact Group represents over 14,000 products. "
target: Signature Specialty Sales & Marketing
Founded in 1950, Signature Specialty Sales & Marketing is a nationally connected sales and marketing company offering headquarter and retail coverage to mass and natural channels in states across the Midwest.
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closed 4/3/2017 via PR Newswire

L.C. Williams & Associates, acquired JSH&A

synopsis: L.C. Williams & Associates (LCWA) has acquired the business of JSH&A, an Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., public relations firm. JSH&A brings food and beverage expertise and a long history of work with major brands and household names. It will complement LCWA's roster of clients in the home and housewares, healthcare, and business-to-business sectors.
buyer: L.C. Williams & Associates
Providing full-service public relations and communications services, LCWA is one of the top 10 independent firms in Chicago. The company is ranked in the top three agencies specializing in home products and in the top 45 agencies working in healthcare and in professional services. "
target: JSH&A
JSH&A was founded in 1989, and became known for its strong marketing expertise, especially for food and beverage clients. Teams at JSH&A have helped leading consumer packaged goods brands drive consumer awareness, engagement and advocacy through traditional and social media programs.
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closed 11/19/2013 via PR Newswire

The Brandon Agency, acquired Benghiat Marketing & Communications

synopsis: The Brandon Agency announced that they have completed the acquisition of Benghiat Marketing & Communication. The Brandon Agency has pioneered integrated marketing solutions that engage the customer along the consumer decision journey in a digital age. Benghiat specializes in packaged goods, B2B, medical device and food industry categories.
buyer: The Brandon Agency
The Brandon Agency is a full-service marketing firm operating on the leading edge of change in the advertising industry. Offering an integrated approach to marketing, advertising, public relations, interactive and social media, the agency administers the "Why We Buy" Consumer Research Panel. "
target: Benghiat Marketing & Communications
Benghiat Marketing & Communications, a Cleveland-based agency founded in 1983, specializes in the consumer packaged goods, business-to-business, medical device and food industry categories.
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closed 2/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Astound Commerce, acquired Market Force Information, Inc.

synopsis: Independent digital commerce specialist Astound Commerce has acquired MarketForce, a business unit within Digital River and leading innovator in digital performance marketing services.
buyer: Astound Commerce
Astound Commerce is an award-winning global digital commerce provider. They combine strategy, technology and interactive marketing services for many of the world's favorite brands and retailers. They can power every aspect of online business, and integrate across all marketing channels. "
target parent: Digital River, Inc.
target: Market Force Information, Inc.
Market Force Information, Inc. is the leading global customer intelligence solutions company for multi-location businesses including major retailers, restaurants, grocery and convenience stores, financial institutions, entertainment studios and consumer packaged goods companies.
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announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

DKSH Holding Ltd., will acquire Crossmark Australia and New Zealand

synopsis: DKSH has signed an agreement to acquire the field marketing provider Crossmark in Australia and New Zealand. Crossmark is a leading sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods and services industry that delivers smarter solutions to clients for faster growth in an ever-changing world.
buyer: DKSH Holding Ltd. (SWX:DKSH:$11,600.35)
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Crossmark Australia and New Zealand
CROSSMARK is a leading sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods and services industry that delivers smarter solutions to clients for faster growth in an ever-changing world.
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closed 8/1/2019 via BusinessWire

InnerWorkings, Inc., acquired Madden Communications, Inc.

synopsis: InnerWorkings, Inc. has acquired Madden Communications. Over its history, Madden has developed innovative marketing execution offerings, focusing on creative services, sourcing, and logistics. Key contracts InnerWorkings will gain include management of the point of sale collateral and branded merchandise for MillerCoors and Mike’s Hard Lemonade.
buyer: InnerWorkings, Inc. (INWK:$1,151.98)
InnerWorkings, Inc. is the leading global marketing execution firm serving brands across a wide range of industries. InnerWorkings leverages proprietary technology, an extensive supplier network, and deep domain expertise to streamline the production of branded materials and retail experiences. "
target: Madden Communications, Inc.
Madden provides innovative perspectives into the promotional marketing and merchandising supply chain by optimizing brand presence and retail execution for their clients. Madden works with promotionally driven companies across multiple industries, specializing in retail and consumer packaged goods.
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closed 1/17/2019 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired Filter, LLC

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired Seattle-based Filter, a leading experience design and digital marketing company serving Fortune 100 CPG and enterprise technology clients with embedded teams, on-site agencies, and fully outsourced solutions. Filter will join Merkle, a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: Filter, LLC
Seattle-based Filter is a leading experience design and digital marketing company serving Fortune 100 CPG and enterprise technology clients with embedded teams, on-site agencies, and fully outsourced solutions.
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announced 11/16/2018 via Company Press Release

Vestar Capital Partners, will acquire Information Resources, Inc.

synopsis: Vestar Capital Partners, a private equity firm, will lead a new investment in Information Resources, Inc., a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights. Jeffrey Ansell, a Vestar Senior Advisor, will serve as Chairman of IRI. New Mountain and other existing investors are retaining a meaningful investment in IRI.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners (VCP) is a private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. VCP collaborates with management teams and private owners to build long- term enterprise value, with a focus on Consumer, Healthcare, and Business Services & Industrial Products."
target parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
target: Information Resources, Inc.
Information Resources, Inc. is a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights that help CPG companies, OTC health care organizations, retailers, financial services and media companies grow their businesses.
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announced 10/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Mi9 Retail, will acquire MyWebGrocer, Inc.

synopsis: Mi9 Retail, a leading provider of end-to-end software solutions for retailers, wholesalers, and brands, announced that it has signed a contract to acquire MyWebGrocer, a leading software and digital media company to the grocery and Consumer Packaged Goods industries.
buyer parent: Respida Capital
buyer: Mi9 Retail
Mi9 Retail is the fastest growing provider of enterprise software for retailers, wholesalers, and brands. Mi9 enables leading retailers to automate and optimize their entire Plan-to-Sell™ process, from planning to executing, influencing, and selling merchandise in-store, online, and on any device. "
target parent: HGGC, LLC
target: MyWebGrocer, Inc.
MyWebGrocer is a leading software and digital media company connecting Retailers, Manufacturers and Consumers through its suite of modular products and services. The company’s offerings span the entire digital shopper journey, from inspiration, through intent and purchase.
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closed 8/2/2018 via BusinessWire

Advantage Solutions, acquired Beekeeper Marketing

synopsis: Advantage Solutions, a leading business solutions provider committed to driving growth through winning insights and execution, announced it has acquired Beekeeper Marketing, a national sales agency focused on the e-commerce. Beekeeper represents consumer packaged goods companies in the online channel, helping them reach their sale potential.
buyer: Advantage Solutions (:$3,275.71)
Advantage is a leading business solutions provider committed to driving growth through winning insights and execution. Their customizable and technology-enabled sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising, business intelligence, and a suite of marketing services. "
target: Beekeeper Marketing
Beekeeper represents over 100 natural/organic/specialty consumer packaged goods companies in the online channel, helping them reach their sales potential on Amazon by developing and executing sales, marketing, and supply chain strategies.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/20/2018 via PR Newswire

SnackNation, acquired EdgiLife

synopsis: SnackNation, the leading nationwide tech-enabled snack marketplace, announced the acquisition of EdgiLife and its brand Love With Food, a consumer insights and data analytics company with a snack subscription services. EdgiLife is a platform that enables emerging brands to tap into customer intelligence.
buyer: SnackNation
SnackNation is a tech-enabled snack marketplace that serves today's most innovative, best-tasting, and emerging CPG brands to high value consumers at their most engaged moments. SnackNation exists to inspire more conscious food decisions. "
target: EdgiLife
EdgiLife connects companies with the most influential and insightful health and wellness consumers in the world. Their platform helps companies create a connection with their customers by helping companies understand the 'why' behind the 'what' of consumer choices throughout their product lifecycle.
price ($mm)
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announced 6/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Quotient Technology Inc., will acquire Ahalogy

synopsis: Quotient Technology Inc.  announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ahalogy, a leading influencer marketing firm that delivers premium content across social media channels for consumer packaged goods brands.
buyer: Quotient Technology Inc. (QUOT:$424.68)
Quotient Technology is a leading digital promotion, media and analytics company that connects brands, retailers and consumers. They distribute digital coupons and media through a variety of products, including digital paperless coupons, digital printable coupons, coupon codes and card-linked offers."
target: Ahalogy
Ahalogy is a leading influencer marketing firm that delivers premium content across social media channels for consumer packaged goods brands. Brands and agencies tap into Ahalogy to grow users and use occasions by connecting with their consumers’ interests.
price ($mm)
$20
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/11/2018 via BusinessWire

Professional Datasolutions, Inc., acquired Excentus Corporation

synopsis: Professional Datasolutions, Inc. (PDI), a provider of enterprise software solutions, has acquired Excentus, a leading provider of loyalty and coalition marketing solutions for the U.S. retail, national brands and convenience retail segments. Excentus' SaaS loyalty platform uses data and analytics to help customers manage consumer relationships.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Professional Datasolutions, Inc.
Professional Datasolutions, Inc. (PDI) helps convenience store retailers and petroleum wholesale marketers worldwide thrive in a digital economy with enterprise management software. Customers trust PDI to optimize their operations whether they are a single site, dealer or a franchise operator. "
target: Excentus Corporation
Excentus is a leading provider of loyalty and coalition marketing solutions for the U.S. retail, grocery, national brands and convenience retail segments. Their SaaS loyalty platform uses data and analytics to help customers manage consumer relationships and find new ways to increase engagement.
price ($mm)
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announced 11/14/2017 via BusinessWire

Daymon Worldwide, Inc. will be merged with Advantage Solutions,

synopsis: Advantage Solutions and Daymon Worldwide are merging, resulting in the most comprehensive suite of brand-centric and retailer-centric services. Daymon is a global leader in building successful brands and delivering high-impact experiential consumer marketing. Advantage provides customizable and technology-enabled sales and marketing solutions.
buyer: Advantage Solutions (:$3,275.71)
Advantage is a leading business solutions provider committed to driving growth through winning insights and execution. Their customizable and technology-enabled sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising, business intelligence, and a suite of marketing services. "
target: Daymon Worldwide, Inc.
Daymon provides global retail strategies and services that make the cash register ring. The company is a global leader in building successful brands, and delivering high-impact experiential consumer marketing and in-store services.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/31/2017 via BusinessWire

Lion Equity Partners, acquired Vivabox

synopsis: Lion Equity Partners, through its affiliate Lion Equity Holdings II, LLC, announced that it acquired Vivabox USA from Sodexo Pass USA, Inc., an affiliate of Sodexo Group, S.A. Vivabox is a leading provider of products and services to the sample and subscription box industry. They provide multi-branded marketing opportunities for global companies.
buyer: Lion Equity Partners
Lion Equity Partners is a private investment firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in middle-market businesses across multiple industries. Lion Equity specializes in acquiring divisions of larger corporations, and has significant experience in the divestiture process. "
target parent: Sodexo Corporation
target: Vivabox
Vivabox provides targeted multi-branded marketing opportunities for global companies as well as design and fulfillment of enterprise-wide loyalty programs. Vivabox has developed new markets and deepened existing client relationships with program management of existing and emerging loyalty programs.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, acquired Scout Marketing

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, an investment firm specializing in investments in the marketing services sector, announced it has acquired Scout Marketing. Scout Marketing is a full-service ad agency focused on healthcare and consumer marketing. They work across various brand categories to deliver brave thinking that creates value for their clients'​ brands.
buyer: Stagwell Group
The Stagwell Group LLC is a registered investment advisory company formed by Mark Penn who serves as the Managing Partner of Stagwell Media LLC, a private equity fund. "
target: Scout Marketing
Scout Marketing is a full-service ad agency focused on healthcare and consumer marketing with offices in Atlanta, Chicago and San Diego. Scout's mantra is "Be Brave."​ They work across various brand categories to deliver brave thinking that creates value for their clients'​ brands.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/1/2017 via GlobeNewswire

SGK, Inc., acquired Equator, Ltd.

synopsis: Matthews International Corporation announced that they have acquired Equator, Ltd. (Equator). Equator will join the SGK Brand Solutions segment of Matthews. Equator is a design agency with subject matter experts in grocery retail and CPG brands with the rare capability to take brands from creation to shelf under one roof, with one team.
buyer parent: Matthews International
buyer: SGK, Inc. (SGK:$442.64)
SGK Brand Solutions, a Matthews International business segment, is a leader in the delivery of brand development, activation and deployment services that help build our clients’ brands and consumers’ desire for them. "
target: Equator, Ltd.
Equator is a design agency with subject matter experts in grocery retail and CPG brands with the rare capability to take brands from creation to shelf under one roof, with one team. Equator has three locations, including its headquarters, in the United Kingdom and one in Chicago.
price ($mm)
$41
rev ($mm)
$26
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bain Capital, will acquire Daymon Worldwide, Inc.

synopsis: Bain Capital Private Equity will acquire a majority stake in Daymon Worldwide, a retail services provider, from existing shareholders. They are global leaders in building successful private brands, and delivering high-impact experiential consumer marketing and in-store services.
buyer: Bain Capital
Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with more than $75 billion in assets under management that creates lasting impact for their investors, teams, businesses and the communities in which they live. "
target: Daymon Worldwide, Inc.
Daymon provides expert global retail strategies and services that make the cash register ring. They are global leaders in building successful private brands, and delivering high-impact experiential consumer marketing and in-store services.
price ($mm)
$413
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