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closed 11/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Hanover Group, acquired Bell Pottinger Middle East

synopsis: Hanover has acquired Bell Pottinger Middle East. Based in the UAE, Bell Pottinger Middle East is the leading strategic communications consultancy in the Middle East. It offers financial communications, investor relations, public affairs and change and internal communications. It also offers sports marketing and opinion research services.
buyer: Hanover Group
Based in the UK, Hanover is an award-winning communications consultancy that advises enterprises, institutions, and individuals on building recognition and enhancing reputation. They adopt an integrated approach that connects the dots across channels, audiences and issues. "
target: Bell Pottinger Middle East
Based in the UAE, Bell Pottinger Middle East is the leading strategic communications consultancy in the Middle East. It offers financial communications, investor relations, public affairs and change and internal communications. It also offers sports marketing and opinion research services.
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closed 7/27/2022 via PR Newswire

Search Discovery, Inc., acquired Allturna

synopsis: Search Discovery has acquired Allturna, a Salesforce Marketing Cloud Engagement Partner specializing in Health and Life Sciences. Search Discovery is now uniquely positioned to help Salesforce Marketing Cloud clients take full advantage of the platform's capabilities.
buyer: Search Discovery, Inc.
Search Discovery is a data transformation company that helps organizations use their data with purpose to drive measurable business impact. Its services and solutions help global organizations at every stage of data transformation, including strategy, implementation, and optimization. "
target: Allturna
Allturna helps sales and marketing clients develop data-centric marketing strategies and tactics, delivers data integration and management services, and applies significant marketing cloud expertise and operations to help clients achieve business impact and analytics insights.
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closed 7/13/2022 via PR Newswire

Dalyn Miller Public Relations, LLC, purchased PR Agency Arm from Super Connector Media

synopsis: Super Connector Media, an award-winning online education & training company, has announced that it has sold the PR agency arm of its business to leading public relations & communications agency Dalyn Miller Public Relations.
buyer: Dalyn Miller Public Relations, LLC
Dalyn Miller Public Relations, LLC is a full-service communications agency providing brands, authors, and industry leaders with public relations, strategic planning, brand consulting & management, media training, and corporate communications. "
seller: Super Connector Media
The acquisition includes the PR agency arm of Super Connector Media, an award-winning online education & training company and one of the fastest growing private companies in America.
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announced 6/24/2022 via BNC Analysis

Deloitte LLP, will acquire PRGATE Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Deloitte Korea has officially signed to acquire PRGATE, a local communications and consulting company with an expertise in setting up brand strategies. PRGATE offers services to over 500 local and global companies, ranging from brand strategy, risk management and media advocacy to digital publicity.
buyer: Deloitte LLP
Deloitte is the largest global professional services and consulting network. With over 312,000 professionals in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality services to their clients. "
target: PRGATE Co. Ltd.
PRGATE, based in South Korea, is a local communications and consulting company with an expertise in setting up brand strategies. PRGATE offers services to over 500 local and global companies, ranging from brand strategy, risk management and media advocacy to digital publicity.
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closed 5/31/2022 via BNC Analysis

Pearman Media Pty. Ltd., acquired MediaSmiths Australia

synopsis: One of Australia’s largest independent media agencies, Pearman (est 1996), has acquired established media agency MediaSmiths to offer a comprehensive suite of media and advertising services to clients. Since 2007, MediaSmiths has been the hands-on partner to hundreds of clients who needed to achieve more from their media strategy budget.
buyer: Pearman Media Pty. Ltd.
Pearman is one of Australia's largest independent media agencies. Established in 1996, they are 100% Australian owned. With no reporting to Paris, London or New York Pearman makes its own decisions quickly and decisively. "
target: MediaSmiths Australia
Since 2007, MediaSmiths has been the hands-on partner to hundreds of clients who needed to achieve more from their media strategy and marketing budget. MediaSmiths has grown with the companies they support to become one of Sydney’s most established independent media & marketing agencies.
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announced 5/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, will acquire M&C Saatchi plc

synopsis: Next Fifteen Group (Next 15), a communications business in London, will acquire M&C Saatchi, the world's largest independent advertising network. M&C Saatchi connects specialist expertise, fuelled by data and technology, to help clients navigate, create and lead meaningful change.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: M&C Saatchi plc (AIM:SAA:$394.58)
Based in the UK, M&C Saatchi is the world's largest independent advertising network. Powered by its philosophy, Brutal Simplicity of Thought, Diversity of Thought, Independence, and Ownership, their work connects buyers and sellers as simply and as powerfully as possible.
price ($mm)[EV]
$377 [$407]
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$534
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$56
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closed 4/13/2022 via BNC Analysis

SEC Newgate S.p.A, acquired Global Strategy Group

synopsis: Milan-based SEC Newgate has acquired the leading US-based public affairs and communications agency Global Strategy Group (GSG). Founded in 1995, GSG is a full-service research, public affairs, and communications agency, with strong relationships throughout the media, politics, and policy landscapes.
buyer: SEC Newgate S.p.A (AIM:SECG:$78.39)
Headquartered in Italy, SEC Newgate is an insights and research-driven global strategic communications and advocacy group. The Group works at the nexus of business, politics, communities, markets and media to deliver positive outcomes for clients and communities in a connected world. "
target: Global Strategy Group
Global Strategy Group (GSG) is a full-service communications, public affairs and research agency tackling some of today’s most complex and important challenges. GSG protects and builds corporate reputations, influences decision makers, advocates on important social issues, and wins campaigns
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$54
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closed 3/28/2022 via PR Newswire

Bridgepoint, acquired Inspired Thinking Group Limited

synopsis: Bridgepoint, a major international alternative asset fund management group, has acquired a majority stake in fast-growing Inspired Thinking Group (Team ITG) from Equistone Partners Europe. A technology-led marketing business, Team ITG creates connected customer experiences for some of the biggest brands on the planet through world-class services an
buyer: Bridgepoint (:$353.32)
UK-based Bridgepoint is a major international alternative asset fund management group, providing private equity and private debt lending solutions to the middle market. Bridgepoint focuses on acquiring or investing in businesses with strong market positions. "
target parent: Equistone Partners Europe
target: Inspired Thinking Group Limited
A technology-led marketing business, Team ITG creates connected customer experiences for some of the biggest brands on the planet through world-class services and smart, intuitive tech.
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closed 3/16/2022 via Company Press Release

Gravity Global, acquired 9thWonder

synopsis: Gravity Global, the world's most awarded B2B and complex markets agency, has acquired 9thWonder, a global strategic marketing, media and idea company. They offer services in brand strategy, research, public relations, social media, website design, and more.
buyer: Gravity Global
Headquartered in the UK, Gravity Global offers full-service marketing communications including marketing and brand strategy, research and insight, and creative and execution. They are an integrated, channel neutral, award-winning and proven team delivering marketing campaigns that truly transform. "
target: 9thWonder
At 9thWonder, a global strategic marketing, media and idea company with employees in 7 cities, they see greatness in everyday brands. They offer services in brand strategy, research, public relations, social media, website design, and more.
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closed 3/7/2022 via BusinessWire

Jean Serra, acquired V2 Communications

synopsis: V2 Communications (V2), a public relations and digital communications agency for disruptive global brands, announced that co-founder Jean Serra has acquired full ownership of the agency from Maura FitzGerald.
buyer: Jean Serra
As now CEO and co-founder at V2 Communications, Jean Serra has over 20 years of experience helping disruptive companies become ascending brands. Clients know Jean for her unmatched depth of industry expertise in the enterprise, consumer and professional services sectors. "
target: V2 Communications
V2 Communications is an award-winning public relations and digital communications firm for disruptive global brands, redefining what it means to be a strategic communications partner.
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announced 3/3/2022 via Company Press Release

Next 15, will acquire Engine Group Ltd

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc (Next 15), a communications business in London, will acquire Engine Group, a global media and marketing services company. Engine helps organizations to outperform in the present and win in the future. The group offers a vast range of marketing solutions, from insights and content to distribution and technology.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Engine Group Ltd
Engine is a global media and marketing services company. Engine helps organizations to outperform in the present and win in the future. The group offers a vast range of marketing solutions, from insights and content to distribution and technology.
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closed 1/21/2022 via BusinessWire

SMITH, acquired Adept Marketing

synopsis: Smith, a global performance commerce agency, has acquired Adept, a Columbus, Ohio-based agency best known for maximizing brand growth through digital marketing. They specialize in SEO, PR, web development, social media and more.
buyer: SMITH
Smith is a performance commerce agency that designs and develops digital solutions enabling over 500,000 transactions around the globe each day. They create innovative solutions that enhance customer experience, accelerate digital sales and optimize operations. "
target: Adept Marketing
Adept Marketing is a Columbus, Ohio-based agency best known for maximizing brand growth through digital marketing. They specialize in SEO, PR, web development, social media and more.
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closed 12/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Brunner Inc., acquired Brunner Inc.

synopsis: Full service independent marketing agency, Brunner Inc. is being sold to an expanded ownership group comprised of the firm’s current leadership. The company will be led by Scott Morgan, President; and Rick Gardinier, Chief Digital Officer.
buyer: Brunner Inc.
The company will be led by Scott Morgan, president; and Rick Gardinier, chief digital officer, along with other top management team members in a partnership role — Ken Johns, client experience officer; Erin Stoner, chief financial officer; and Dan Gbur, performance marketing officer. "
target: Brunner Inc.
Brunner is a full service independent marketing agency. They specialize in strategy, media, data science & analytics, marketing automation & CRM, and more.
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closed 12/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

Finn Partners, acquired 360 Intelligent Communications

synopsis: Global marketing and communications firm FINN Partners has acquired 360, the Dublin PR and communications consultancy led by Dan Pender. Their clients span technology, food and beverage, financial services, manufacturing, and health sectors.
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: 360 Intelligent Communications
360 is a Dublin PR and communications consultancy led by Dan Pender. 360 was established by Pender in 2011 and has a team of 17 people. Clients span technology, food and beverage, financial services, manufacturing, and health sectors.
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closed 10/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

MISSION Group, acquired Soul

synopsis: The MISSION Group, a collective of creative and MarTech agencies based in the UK, has acquired Soul, a leading customer engagement agency in the UK. Soul creates marketing campaigns that enable brands to have a heart to heart with their customers and understand their decision-making processes and motivators.
buyer: MISSION Group (AIM:TMMG:$176.19)
MISSION is a technology-embraced marketing communications and advertising group delivering digital, brand, marketing, advertising and full service communications. MISSION employs more than 1,000 people across the UK, Asia and the US, and works with some of the world’s leading brands. "
target: Soul
Soul is a leading customer engagement agency in the UK. Soul works with psychologists to help businesses better understand human nature. They create marketing campaigns that enable brands to have a heart to heart with their customers and understand their decision-making processes and motivators.
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announced 9/8/2021 via BusinessWire

Accenture, will acquire King James Group

synopsis: Accenture, a global professional services company, has entered into an agreement to acquire South Africa-based King James Group, a highly awarded creative agency with deep expertise in brand strategy, creativity and digital marketing services.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$53,736.36)
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: King James Group
King James Group is an independent South African agency, made up of seven specialist companies and divisions that work in tandem. They span advertising, branding, PR, digital marketing and more.
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closed 6/9/2021 via PR Web

Mainspire merged with The Enablement Group,

synopsis: The Enablement Group (TEG), a sales enablement content agency and consultancy, and Mainspire Marketing, a global full-service marketing agency, have merged operations under the name “The Enablement Group” to better serve the needs of corporate sales, marketing, and HR teams.
buyer: The Enablement Group
The Enablement Group (TEG) is a marketing and sales enablement content agency that delivers experiences fostering greater engagement and message retention, ultimately driving revenue and performance improvement. "
target: Mainspire
Mainspire is a full-service global consulting and marketing agency focused on the most innovative technologies driving the future. Mainspire develops and implements solid business marketing strategies that help companies grow and improve the world.
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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 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Beattie Communications Group Ltd., acquired Beattie Communications Group Ltd.

synopsis: Beattie Communications' CEO, Laurna Woods, has acquired the company in a management buyout. Beattie is the UK’s No 1 integrated communications agency, competing with digital, social, creative, advertising and PR shops. They provide inspired communications and marketing services to some of the world's largest companies.
buyer: Beattie Communications Group Ltd.
Beattie is the UK’s No 1 integrated communications agency, competing with digital, social, creative, advertising and PR shops. They de-stress the lives of clients by demystifying communications to make it simple, deciphering strategy to make it transformational and debunking delivery to boost ROI. "
target: Beattie Communications Group Ltd.
Beattie is the UK’s No 1 integrated communications agency, competing with digital, social, creative, advertising and PR shops. They de-stress the lives of clients by demystifying communications to make it simple, deciphering strategy to make it transformational and debunking delivery to boost ROI.
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closed 3/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Frank PR, acquired Frank PR

synopsis: Frank, a creative agency that helps brands lead, drive and own conversations, has completed a management buyout from Enero Group, taking back 100% ownership of the UK PR firm. The deal sees Frank co-founder and chairman Graham Goodkind and MD Alex Grier acquire the remaining 75% held by Enero.
buyer: Frank PR
The management buyout was led by Frank co-founder and chairman Graham Goodkind and MD Alex Grier. "
target parent: Enero Group Limited
target: Frank PR
Frank is a creative agency that helps brands lead, drive and own conversations. They specialize in consumer PR, social media and online PR, events, experiential, content marketing, brand communication, and more.
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closed 11/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Hanover Group, acquired Bell Pottinger Middle East

synopsis: Hanover has acquired Bell Pottinger Middle East. Based in the UAE, Bell Pottinger Middle East is the leading strategic communications consultancy in the Middle East. It offers financial communications, investor relations, public affairs and change and internal communications. It also offers sports marketing and opinion research services.
buyer: Hanover Group
Based in the UK, Hanover is an award-winning communications consultancy that advises enterprises, institutions, and individuals on building recognition and enhancing reputation. They adopt an integrated approach that connects the dots across channels, audiences and issues. "
target: Bell Pottinger Middle East
Based in the UAE, Bell Pottinger Middle East is the leading strategic communications consultancy in the Middle East. It offers financial communications, investor relations, public affairs and change and internal communications. It also offers sports marketing and opinion research services.
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closed 4/3/2019 via Company Press Release

AVENIR GLOBAL, acquired Hanover Group

synopsis: AVENIR GLOBAL, a Montreal-based holding and management company of public relations and communications firms, has acquired Hanover, an award-winning communications consultancy in the UK that advises enterprises, institutions, and individuals on building recognition and enhancing reputation.
buyer parent: RES PUBLICA Consulting Group Inc.
buyer: AVENIR GLOBAL
AVENIR GLOBAL is a Montreal-based holding and management company of public relations and communication firms. Their network includes healthcare specialists AXON communications and Mandano, a strategic communications consultant. It is the 26th most important public relations firm in the world. "
target: Hanover Group
Based in the UK, Hanover is an award-winning communications consultancy that advises enterprises, institutions, and individuals on building recognition and enhancing reputation. They adopt an integrated approach that connects the dots across channels, audiences and issues.
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closed 11/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Hanover Group, acquired Bell Pottinger Middle East

synopsis: Hanover has acquired Bell Pottinger Middle East. Based in the UAE, Bell Pottinger Middle East is the leading strategic communications consultancy in the Middle East. It offers financial communications, investor relations, public affairs and change and internal communications. It also offers sports marketing and opinion research services.
buyer: Hanover Group
Based in the UK, Hanover is an award-winning communications consultancy that advises enterprises, institutions, and individuals on building recognition and enhancing reputation. They adopt an integrated approach that connects the dots across channels, audiences and issues. "
target: Bell Pottinger Middle East
Based in the UAE, Bell Pottinger Middle East is the leading strategic communications consultancy in the Middle East. It offers financial communications, investor relations, public affairs and change and internal communications. It also offers sports marketing and opinion research services.
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closed 3/7/2022 via BusinessWire

Jean Serra, acquired V2 Communications

synopsis: V2 Communications (V2), a public relations and digital communications agency for disruptive global brands, announced that co-founder Jean Serra has acquired full ownership of the agency from Maura FitzGerald.
buyer: Jean Serra
As now CEO and co-founder at V2 Communications, Jean Serra has over 20 years of experience helping disruptive companies become ascending brands. Clients know Jean for her unmatched depth of industry expertise in the enterprise, consumer and professional services sectors. "
target: V2 Communications
V2 Communications is an award-winning public relations and digital communications firm for disruptive global brands, redefining what it means to be a strategic communications partner.
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closed 11/30/2021 via BNC Analysis

MSQ Partners Limited, acquired Elmwood Design Ltd.

synopsis: Agency group MSQ has acquired international design firm Elmwood, a global brand design consultancy working locally in London, New York and Singapore. They specialize in graphic packaging design, corporate communications, web design, brand strategy, brand architecture, marketing, brand identity, corporate identity, and more.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: MSQ Partners Limited
MSQ is a leading tech-enabled marketing communications group. They help businesses earn brands earn Emotional Capital to attract, convert, retain and grow valuable customers. "
target: Elmwood Design Ltd.
Elmwood is a global brand design consultancy working locally in London, New York and Singapore. They specialize in graphic packaging design, corporate communications, web design, brand strategy, brand architecture, marketing, brand identity, corporate identity, and more.
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closed 7/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

Elmwood Design Ltd., acquired Elmwood Design Ltd.

synopsis: Rick McEvoy and Kate Richardson, managing partners of the Melbourne brand design consultancy Elmwood, have completed a management buyout from the UK-based parent company. They specialize in graphic packaging design, corporate communications, web design, brand strategy, brand architecture, marketing, brand identity, corporate identity, and more.
buyer: Elmwood Design Ltd.
The management buyout was led by Rick McEvoy and Kate Richardson, managing partners of the Melbourne brand design consultancy Elmwood. "
target: Elmwood Design Ltd.
Elmwood is a global brand design consultancy working locally in London, New York and Singapore. They specialize in graphic packaging design, corporate communications, web design, brand strategy, brand architecture, marketing, brand identity, corporate identity, and more.
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closed 1/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

Allison+Partners, acquired Sommerfield Communications Inc.

synopsis: Allison+Partners has acquired Sommerfield Communications, expanding its financial communications and thought leadership capabilities. Sommerfield Communications is a full-service corporate communications and public relations agency with a 20-year track record.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Allison+Partners
Allison+Partners is a fast-growing global communications firm, where daring creativity leads the way. Their ability to harness creativity to move communications from awareness generator to performance driver is unmatched. "
target: Sommerfield Communications Inc.
Sommerfield Communications is a New York boutique shop that specializes in corporate communications. Sommerfield Communications is a full-service corporate communications and public relations agency with a 20-year track record.
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announced 1/25/2021 via GlobeNewswire

AMF Media Group, will acquire Connext Services

synopsis: AMF Media Group, an award-winning, full-service marketing agency, will acquire Connext, a full spectrum of marketing and communications professionals with consulting expertise in strategic marketing, executive/employee communications, demand generation, social media, content marketing, public relations and more.
buyer: AMF Media Group
AMF Media Group is a full-service agency that delivers a comprehensive and clear approach on brand strategy and marketing, public relations, crisis communications, internal communications, multimedia production, web design and development, event planning and management. "
target: Connext Services
Connext provides a full spectrum of marketing and communications professionals with consulting expertise in strategic marketing, executive/employee communications, demand generation, social media, content marketing, public relations and more.
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closed 7/9/2020 via Company Press Release

Seven Letter, acquired O’Neill and Associates

synopsis: O’Neill and Associates, New England’s leading public affairs and communications firm, is to combine with Seven Letter, a full-service strategic communications firm with specialties in crisis communications, creative content development, brand and reputation management, public affairs and digital strategy.
buyer: Seven Letter
Seven Letter is a full-service strategic communications firm with specialties in crisis communications, creative content development, brand and reputation management, public affairs and digital strategy. "
target: O’Neill and Associates
O’Neill and Associates is New England’s leading public affairs and communications firm that has served as the agency of choice for private and public sector companies and organizations across the United States.
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closed 1/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Lambert & Co., acquired Casteel Schoenborn

synopsis: Lambert & Co., a public relations, investor relations and integrated marketing firm, has acquired Casteel Schoenborn, a provider of investor relations and corporate communications services. Casteel Schoenborn helps public and private enterprises implement ongoing IR and financial PR programs to ensure full and fair valuation of their shares.
buyer: Lambert & Co.
Lambert & Co. is a public relations, investor relations and integrated marketing firm. Lambert helps clients across the globe to build brand awareness, drive sales and scale business. Their portfolio of clients spans a broad spectrum of industries including automotive, food, education and more. "
target: Casteel Schoenborn
Casteel Schoenborn is a provider of investor relations and corporate communications services. Casteel Schoenborn helps public and private enterprises implement ongoing IR and financial PR programs to ensure full and fair valuation of their shares while enhancing or protecting their reputations.
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closed 4/3/2019 via Company Press Release

AVENIR GLOBAL, acquired Hanover Group

synopsis: AVENIR GLOBAL, a Montreal-based holding and management company of public relations and communications firms, has acquired Hanover, an award-winning communications consultancy in the UK that advises enterprises, institutions, and individuals on building recognition and enhancing reputation.
buyer parent: RES PUBLICA Consulting Group Inc.
buyer: AVENIR GLOBAL
AVENIR GLOBAL is a Montreal-based holding and management company of public relations and communication firms. Their network includes healthcare specialists AXON communications and Mandano, a strategic communications consultant. It is the 26th most important public relations firm in the world. "
target: Hanover Group
Based in the UK, Hanover is an award-winning communications consultancy that advises enterprises, institutions, and individuals on building recognition and enhancing reputation. They adopt an integrated approach that connects the dots across channels, audiences and issues.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nowagruppen, acquired Comvision

synopsis: Nowagruppen, a group of companies specializing in PR, media consulting, graphic design, branding and more, is acquiring Comvision, a reputable communications company that develops and strengthens brands through strategic communication, media relations and education. Both companies are based in Sweden.
buyer: Nowagruppen
Nowagruppen is a group of companies specializing in PR, media consulting, graphic design, branding, web design, social media, original production, interior design, lighting and sound, crisis communication, media training, market analysis and much more. They are based in Sweden. "
target: Comvision
Comvision is a reputable communications company that develops and strengthens brands through strategic communication, media relations and education. They are based in Sweden.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

DRP UK Limited, acquired HMX Corporate Communication Ltd

synopsis: drp, a creative communications agency, has acquired HMX Corporate Communication Ltd, a UK-based communications agency that specializes in producing effective and engaging video programmes, interactive media, and live events for businesses. HMX provides their services to leading professional services firms and high tech businesses.
buyer: DRP UK Limited
DRP UK Limited operates as a communication agency. They are one of the longest established, trusted and uniquely integrated communication and production specialists, famous for making anything possible as they connect people, build brands and help grow organisations worldwide. "
target: HMX Corporate Communication Ltd
HMX Corporate Communication is a UK-based communications agency that specializes in producing effective and engaging video programmes, interactive media, and live events for businesses. HMX provides their services to leading professional services firms and high tech businesses.
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closed 11/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Comprend, acquired Excite Communications Limited

synopsis: Comprend announced the acquisition of Excite Communications, one of the UK's top digital corporate communications agencies. Excite Communications helps organisations achieve their business objectives through compelling digital communication.
buyer parent: Hallvarsson & Halvarsson Group
buyer: Comprend
Comprend combines knowledge and thought leadership in corporate communications with extensive digital expertise. They offer digital solutions in investor relations, media, CSR, employer branding, internal communications and social media to Swedish and international customers. "
target: Excite Communications Limited
Excite Communications helps organisations achieve their business objectives through compelling digital communication. They are experts in digital corporate communications. Excite Communications establishes digital platforms and touch points that deliver performance from day one.
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closed 9/6/2017 via Company Press Release

PLMR, acquired Snapdragon Consulting

synopsis: Political Lobbying and Media Relations (PLMR), a Westminster and Edinburgh-based integrated communications agency, has acquired Snapdragon Consulting. Snapdragon's services include public relations, public affairs, stakeholder engagement, community consultation, corporate communications, and business development.
buyer: PLMR
Political Lobbying and Media Relations (PLMR) is a Westminster and Edinburgh-based integrated communications agency. They draw on the experience of former MPs and candidates and advisers to help clients navigate the parliamentary process and ensure their message resonates and their campaign wins. "
target: Snapdragon Consulting
Snapdragon Consulting was founded in 2010 and is a specialist communications agency, based in London and Cambridge. Their services include public relations, public affairs, stakeholder engagement, community consultation, corporate communications, and business development.
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closed 5/4/2017 via PR Newswire

Teneo Holdings, acquired Ryan Communication

synopsis: Teneo Holdings announced the acquisition of Ryan Communication, a leading strategic communications firm with operations in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. Ryan Communication has emerged as one of Asia's leading strategic communications consultancies and advises some of the largest global companies across a range of business critical issues.
buyer: Teneo Holdings
Teneo is a global advisory firm that works exclusively with the CEO's and leaders of the world's largest and most complex companies providing strategic counsel across their full panoply of key objectives and issues. "
target: Ryan Communication
Ryan Communication is a strategic communications firm with operations in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. Ryan Communication has emerged as one of Asia's leading strategic communications consultancies and advises some of the largest global companies across a range of business critical issues.
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closed 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

CLAI SAS, acquired Happycurious SAS

synopsis: CLAI, a corporate and institutional communication strategy consulting firm, has acquired Happycurious, a corporate communication agency specializing in social intelligence, digital strategy and content production.
buyer: CLAI SAS
CLAI is an independent consulting firm specialized in corporate and institutional communication strategies. They provide strategic advice to companies and institutions, supporting them in the definition and implementation of their strategy and action plans. "
target: Happycurious SAS
Happycurious is a corporate communications agency that helps build strong brand images and generate positive visibility. They aim to inspire the marketing and communication strategies of companies by proposing creative solutions at the crossroads of studies, strategic planning and consulting.
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closed 3/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

WE Communications, acquired Watatawa

synopsis: WE Communications announced the acquisition of Singapore-based corporate and financial affairs consultancy, Watatawa. Watatawa was established in 2010 and provides corporate communications, investor relations, financial communications, and issues and crisis management.
buyer: WE Communications
WE Communications is an international public relations firm that works with some of the most innovative companies on the planet. For more than 30 years they’ve been movers and opinion shakers, experiencing firsthand how technology can enable brand transformation. "
target: Watatawa
Watatawa is an Asia-based stakeholder engagement consultancy. They are headquartered in Singapore with international reach and resources to assist Asian clients expanding globally and organisations seeking to grow their presence within the region.
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closed 12/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Grey Group, acquired Tank

synopsis: Grey Group, the global marketing communications company, announced it has acquired Tank, a leading full-service healthcare and consumer agency with offices in Montreal. Tank serves several major brands nationally and internationally, including Audi Canada, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer, TELUS, Industrial Alliance and Mondou.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Grey Group
Grey Group ranks among the largest global communications companies. Under the banner of "Grey Famously Effective Since 1917", the agency serves a blue-chip client roster of many of the world's best known companies: Procter & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Canon, 3M and Boehringer Ingelheim. "
target: Tank
Tank is an independent agency specializing in marketing communications. With offices in Montreal, Toronto and New York, Tank serves several major brands nationally and internationally, including Audi Canada, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer, TELUS, Industrial Alliance and Mondou.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

CasaDigital, acquired FirstCom Comunicação Ltda.

synopsis: CasaDigital announced the acquisition of FirstCom Comunicação, a public relations and corporate communications agency. FirstCom works under its concept of B3B - Brand to Buzz to Business, which connects the pillars of communication, viralization and business generation.
buyer: CasaDigital
CasaDigital is a digital communications agency, focusing on innovation and intelligent creative solutions, from the first brainstorming to the final product. "
target: FirstCom Comunicação Ltda.
FirstCom Comunicação is a communications agency focused on Corporate Public Relations and Communication. FirstCom differentiates itself in the market with the concept called "B3B" - Brand to Buzz to Business, associating communication, viralization and business generation.
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announced 9/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Finn Partners, will acquire Corporate Communications, Inc.

synopsis: FINN Partners is to acquire Corporate Communications and its subsidiary Corporate Design. Corporate Communications is an independent investor relations firm that has been helping public and private companies communicate with their most important audiences since 1975.
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: Corporate Communications, Inc.
Corporate Communications is an independent investor relations firm that has been helping public and private companies communicate with their most important audiences since 1975.
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closed 7/9/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Three Part Advisors, acquired Halliburton Investor Relations & Communications

synopsis: Three Part Advisors, LLC (TPA), a leading full-service strategic investor relations advisory firm, announced that it has acquired Halliburton Investor Relations & Communications (HIR), a strategic investor relations and communications firm.
buyer: Three Part Advisors
Three Part Advisors, LLC is a leading full-service strategic investor relations advisory firm. The firm’s programs are designed to help plan, execute and track the key activities that will allow clients to achieve their investor relations goals. "
target: Halliburton Investor Relations & Communications
Halliburton Investor Relations & Communications (HIR) is a full-service investor relations and communications firm that partners with client companies to execute proactive, results-driven outreach and communication programs.
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closed 5/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Network Communication Srl, acquired Core srl

synopsis: SG Company SpA has sold 60% of the share capital of Core Srl to Network Communication Srl. Core is the SG Company group company specializing in public and institutional relations. Core srl offers effective and transparent consultancy aimed at consolidating the relationships of its customers and promoting the interests it represents.
buyer: Network Communication Srl
Network Communication Srl is a company that participated in the establishment of Core Srl, an Italian public relations company, as a minority shareholder in February 2019. Pierangelo Fabiano owns Network Communication Srl. "
target parent: SG Company S.p.A.
target: Core srl
Based in Italy, Core is the SG Company group company specializing in public and institutional relations. Thanks to its know-how, it offers effective and transparent consultancy aimed at consolidating the relationships of its customers and promoting the interests it represents.
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Omnicom Group Inc.
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2021
rev ($mm)
$13,962.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,171.80
EBIT ($mm)
$1,956.50
Net Income ($mm)
$1,347.40
Employees
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DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,600.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$282.63
EBIT ($mm)
$240.86
Net Income ($mm)
$232.55
Employees
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Ticker: NYSE: IPG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Their companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialty marketing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8,319.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,276.60
EBIT ($mm)
$996.30
Net Income ($mm)
$453.60
Employees
54300
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Ticker: TSE:2433
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
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year
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rev ($mm)
$6,667.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$677.71
EBIT ($mm)
$533.66
Net Income ($mm)
$411.02
Employees
25522
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BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
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year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
$102.91
Net Income ($mm)
$75.66
Employees
5445
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Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide Inc. is a marketing solutions company that offers advertising, public relations, shopper marketing, sports marketing, digital marketing, etc. It was established in 1973 with headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
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$2,750.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$196.43
EBIT ($mm)
$170.64
Net Income ($mm)
$116.35
Employees
1274
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Ticker: DLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,790.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.61
EBIT ($mm)
$224.47
Net Income ($mm)
$8.81
Employees
6123
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Ticker: ASX:IGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IVE Group
IVE Group
IVE Group Ltd is an ASX listed vertically integrated marketing and print communications provider. IVE enables its customers to communicate more effectively with their customers by creating, managing, producing and distributing content across multiple channels.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$395.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.66
EBIT ($mm)
$17.68
Net Income ($mm)
$9.65
Employees
1100
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Ticker: AIM:SAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc
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$394.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.15
EBIT ($mm)
$25.99
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Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
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year
2017
rev ($mm)
$394.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.14
EBIT ($mm)
($4.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5620
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Ticker: 002712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
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year
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rev ($mm)
$374.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.18
EBIT ($mm)
$13.83
Net Income ($mm)
$14.17
Employees
180
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Ticker: ASX:EGG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enero Group Limited
Enero Group Limited
Enero Group Limited is engaged in integrated marketing and communication services, including strategy, market research, advertising, public relations, communications planning graphic design, events management, direct marketing, and corporate communications.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$274.31
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.72
EBIT ($mm)
$30.82
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
600
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ADLPerformance
ADLPerformance
For more than 48 years, ADLPerformance has supported large account clients on their marketing issues. Supported by more than 500 employees, their group is a major player in cross-channel marketing in Europe. They are also present in France, Spain and Portugal.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$163.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.32
EBIT ($mm)
$11.38
Net Income ($mm)
$7.62
Employees
487
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Ticker: AIM:INTQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ is one of the world's most successful Mobile, Social & APP-based service providers. Their disruptive mobile marketing, rich media and advertising platforms enable clients to profitably engage with the emerging social entertainment ecosystem.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$151.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.25
EBIT ($mm)
$12.92
Net Income ($mm)
$11.84
Employees
155
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Ticker: AQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Acquity Group, LLC
Acquity Group, LLC
Acquity Group, LLC operates as a multi-channel commerce and digital marketing company. Its solutions include design that covers audience segmentation and persona development, user experience and interaction design, information architecture, visual and motion design, and more.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$141.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.65
EBIT ($mm)
$22.87
Net Income ($mm)
$3.25
Employees
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EQS Group AG
EQS Group AG
EQS Group is a leading international technology provider for Investor Relations, Corporate Communications and Compliance. Companies trust EQS's products and services to securely, efficiently, and simultaneously fulfill complex national and international disclosure and compliance requirements.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$50.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.65
EBIT ($mm)
($0.25)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
450
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Ticker: BR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. is the leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions for broker-dealers, banks, mutual funds and corporate issuers globally. Broadridge provides investor communications, securities processing and operations outsourcing solutions.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$4,824.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$999.40
EBIT ($mm)
$696.00
Net Income ($mm)
$516.80
Employees
12000
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Ticker: ASX:CPU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Computershare Limited
Computershare Limited
Computershare is a global market leader in transfer agency and share registration, employee equity plans, proxy solicitation and stakeholder communications. They also specialize in corporate trust, mortgage, bankruptcy, class action, utility and tax voucher administration, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,346.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$625.07
EBIT ($mm)
$450.45
Net Income ($mm)
$281.03
Employees
12701
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Ticker: DLPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dolphin Entertainment
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.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$24.23
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
159
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