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announced 2/12/2018 via BusinessWire

GroupM, will acquire The Glitch

synopsis: WPP has announced that its wholly-owned global media investment group, GroupM, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in The Glitch, a digitally-led creative agency. The Glitch’s full-service capabilities include digital, video and content strategy, interactive design technology, ecommerce, branding and media planning.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation serving as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: The Glitch
The Glitch is one of the largest Independent Advertising houses in India handling over 40 brands across Unilever, Netflix, PepsiCo & Perfetti. The Glitch was founded in 2009 and employs around 200 people in Mumbai and Delhi.
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closed 11/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Affilired, acquired Denomatic

synopsis: Affilired has acquired Denomatic, a Digital Marketing agency specializing in Programmatic and Paid Advertising Channels. Denomatic has positioned itself as a great Programmatic Advertising partner, driving increasingly improved results in all the campaigns they’ve collaborated on.
buyer: Affilired
Affilired is the first Performance Marketing Agency specializing in the Travel Sector. Together we have more than 20 years of experience helping more than 200 companies to increase their Online Traffic and Direct Sales internationally. "
target: Denomatic
Denomatic is a Spanish marketing agency specialized in programmatic advertising created in 2015, which owns a solid portfolio of 173 clients in the travel sector alone. They specialize in the management of advertising campaigns such as programmatic advertising, social networks, and email marketing.
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closed 11/21/2019 via PR Web

Impact Connects, acquired Infinity Direct, Inc.

synopsis: Impact, a full-service Direct Response Marketing Agency, has acquired Infinity Direct, a direct marketing agency specializing in helping clients acquire, retain, and measurably grow valuable customer relationships. Infinity Direct creates and executes integrated direct marketing, including print, direct mail, email, display ads and landing pages.
buyer: Impact Connects
Impact is a full-service Direct Response Marketing Agency that provides total program management and campaign execution. Impact is focused on direct response marketing execution, complex segmentation, variable high-speed color print, lettershop, fulfillment, and critical document processing. "
target: Infinity Direct, Inc.
Infinity Direct is a direct marketing agency specializing in helping clients acquire, retain, and measurably grow valuable customer relationships. Infinity Direct creates and executes integrated direct marketing, including print, direct mail, email, display ads and landing pages.
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closed 11/20/2019 via PR Web

Moburst, acquired Clutch Studios

synopsis: Moburst, a company that engages in mobile marketing for global customers such as Google, Samsung, HomeAdvisor, Discovery and Gett, has acquired Clutch Studios, a company that creates, produces, and distributes brand marketing content.
buyer: Moburst
Moburst engages in mobile marketing for global customers such as Google, Samsung, HomeAdvisor, Discovery and Gett. Moburst offers services that include: Mobile Strategy, App Store Optimization, Product consulting, Creative and Mobile Media buy. "
target: Clutch Studios
Clutch Studios create, produce, and distribute brand marketing content. The studio provides various creative services to technology companies, startups, and leading Israeli brands such as Colmobil, Strauss, Tidhar, 8team Group, JFrog and more.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Hakuhodo, Inc., acquired Winter Egency Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Hakuhodo, Japanʼs second largest advertising company, has acquired Thai digital agency Winter Egency(W/E). W/E is a prominent full-service digital agency that has grown steadily since its establishment in 2007. Boasting over 100 staff, it provides a wide array of services, from digital marketing strategy building to creative and content production.
buyer parent: Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Hakuhodo, Inc.
Founded in 1895, Hakuhodo Inc. is an integrated advertising and communication agency headquartered in Japan. It is the core agency of Hakuhodo DY Group, the world’s seventh largest agency company according to Advertising Age’s “Agency Report 2016.” "
target: Winter Egency Co., Ltd.
Winter Egency Co., Ltd. (W/E) s a prominent full-service digital agency that has grown steadily since its establishment in 2007. Boasting over 100 staff, it provides a wide array of services, from digital marketing strategy building to creative and content production.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Branigan Communications, Inc., acquired Anthologie, Inc.

synopsis: Branigan Communications, a company that delivers insightful communications solutions designed specifically for each client, acquired Anthologie, a creative communications company that thrives on platform-independent ideas, collaboration and transparency.
buyer: Branigan Communications, Inc.
Branigan Communications delivers insightful communications solutions designed specifically for each client. Their core capabilities include: Integrated Communications, Brand Activation, Strategic Content Development, Digital & Social Media Strategy, Experiential Marketing and Crisis Communications. "
target: Anthologie, Inc.
Anthologie is a creative communications company. They thrive on platform-independent ideas, collaboration and transparency. Anthologie works for an amazing, varied group of clients who help the world save energy, create comfort, serve food and see better.
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closed 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fimalac SA, acquired Jellyfish

synopsis: Fimalac, a French private equity firm, acquired Jellyfish, a UK boutique agency, delivering digital marketing solutions for a host of brands. This new deal will give Jellyfish a presence in new markets including France, Germany, Italy and Brazil, and It will operate 30 office locations in total.
buyer: Fimalac SA (ENXTPA:FIM:$392.72)
Headquartered in France, Fimalac is a private equity firm. Fimalac is focused on investments in 5 areas: digital media, live entertainment through the organization of shows and the exploitation of theaters, luxury hotels and leisure activities, investment capital and real estate. "
target: Jellyfish
Jellyfish is a UK boutique agency, delivering digital marketing solutions for a host of brands. Their combination of digital capabilities, technology and talent help to deliver digital strategies for clients across many industries, including property, pharmaceutical, finance and automotive.
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closed 11/7/2019 via BusinessWire

Acceleration Community of Companies, acquired MKG and Pink Sparrow

synopsis: Acceleration Community of Companies (ACC) has acquired award-winning national creative agency MKG and Pink Sparrow, a leading national design and fabrication shop specializing in experiential environments.
buyer: Acceleration Community of Companies
Composed of acquired marketing, media and communications agencies and complemented by an advisory service, Acceleration Community of Companies (ACC) was created to guide and advise clients to move quickly and more efficiently with their branding, marketing and media decisions. "
target: MKG and Pink Sparrow
MKG is an award-winning creative agency specializing in brand experiences. Pink Sparrow is a design and fabrication shop specializing in experiential environments. They both have offices in New York City and Los Angeles.
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closed 11/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Lieberman Research Worldwide, Inc., acquired T3

synopsis: Lieberman Research Worldwide (LRW Group), an analytics-powered marketing services company, has acquired T3, a digital marketing agency that builds the world’s most useful brands and the experiences that power them. T3 specializes in building innovative marketing campaigns that cut across all media.
buyer parent: Tailwind Capital Partners
buyer: Lieberman Research Worldwide, Inc.
Lieberman Research Worldwide (LRW) is a global collaboration of data-driven companies. Their abilities to translate human understanding and data analytics into business success has uncovered real growth levers in strategy, innovation, branding, communication, and experiences for top global brands. "
target: T3
T3 is a digital marketing agency that creates the world’s most useful brands and the experiences that power them. T3 creates solutions that make businesses more effective and brands more relevant. T3 specializes in building innovative marketing campaigns that cut across all media.
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closed 11/6/2019 via Company Press Release

19ADV Srl, acquired Psfinteractive Srl

synopsis: PSF Interteractive, the Gruppo Sanfaustino business unit linked to digital and marketing activities, was acquired 19ADV Srl. PSF Interteractive is a Google Partner, and proposes strategies, editorial plans and advertising campaigns for social media.
buyer: 19ADV Srl
19ADV is based in Italy and provides digital marketing services. 19ADV was founded in 2019 with the acquisition of the digital business unit of the Sanfaustino Group (a company listed in the Star segment of the Milan Stock Exchange since 1999) and specialized in digital marketing and communication. "
target parent: Gruppo Sanfaustino
target: Psfinteractive Srl
PSF Interactive, a subsidiary of Gruppo Sanfaustino, is an Italian digital marketing agency specialized in communication and marketing services. The agency is a Google Partner, and proposes strategies, editorial plans and advertising campaigns for social media.
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closed 10/31/2019 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Bow & Arrow

synopsis: Accenture Interactive has acquired Bow & Arrow, a U.K.- based digital ventures consultancy that helps clients identify and create new digital products and services that fulfil unmet customer needs.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: Bow & Arrow
Bow & Arrow is a U.K.- based digital ventures consultancy that helps clients identify and create new digital products and services that fulfill unmet customer needs. They are based in London.
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closed 10/31/2019 via PR Newswire

Improving Holdings, LLC, acquired Code Authority, Inc.

synopsis: Improving HoldCo, Inc., a full-service technology consulting and training firm, has acquired Code Authority, a custom software development and digital marketing firm. Code Authority provides services for custom software development, cloud solutions, mobile app development, digital marketing, and more.
buyer parent: Trinity Hunt Partners
buyer: Improving Holdings, LLC
Improving is a leading software development and technology consulting company. They offer custom software solutions, and training firm focused in Agile, Microsoft (.NET) and Java technologies. Their solutions and processes have helped clients realize their tactical and strategic business adjectives."
target: Code Authority, Inc.
Code Authority is a custom software development and digital marketing firm that builds custom applications and custom business solutions that solve business problems. Their services include custom software development, cloud solutions, mobile app development, digital marketing, and more.
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closed 10/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Jacobs Agency, Inc. merged with Sandstorm Design,

synopsis: Jacobs Agency has merged with Sandstorm, a user experience and digital agency. Jacobs Agency is an independent advertising agency. Jacobs Agency offers services for strategy, digital and social, branding, design, integrated campaigns, and more.
buyer: Sandstorm Design
Sandstorm is a user experience and digital agency that leverages strategic marketing, emerging technologies and usability to create high impact and compelling brand experiences. Sandstorm specializes in brand strategy, content strategy, social strategy, marketing strategy and more. "
target: Jacobs Agency, Inc.
Jacobs Agency is an independent advertising agency. Jacobs Agency offers services for strategy, digital and social, branding, design, integrated campaigns, and more. Their clients include Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, Whole Foods, Smithfield, B&W, ACE Hardware, Amtrak, Gold Promise, and Peoples Gas.
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closed 10/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Miroma Group, acquired Fold7

synopsis: Miroma Group, a UK end-to-end marketing and communications collective offering creation and distribution services to clients, has acquired Fold7, UK's 21st Century advertising agency that helps brands become relevant to 21st century consumer.
buyer: The Miroma Group
The Miroma Group is a UK end-to-end marketing and communications collective offering creation and distribution services to clients. Core services include commercial media trading, planning based on real-time data and insights, production and editing of content, and cultural production. "
target: Fold7
Headquartered in the UK, Fold7 is a 21st Century advertising agency. They help brands become relevant to 21st century consumer. They do it by moving beyond the traditional ad agency model, staying at the forefront of culture, and creating ideas that connect with clients’ audience wherever they are.
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closed 10/24/2019 via PR Newswire

Falls, acquired Wyse Advertising

synopsis: Falls, a multi-faceted communications, marketing and digital agency acquired Wyse, a brand management and advertising agency that has built a reputation for branding some of the largest companies in the Midwest and beyond, developing memorable campaigns for Smucker's, Applebee's, Sherwin-Williams and Marathon Petroleum.
buyer: Falls
Falls is a strategic marketing, communications & digital firm. They are among the largest, fully integrated firms with a history of serving clients on a regional, national and international basis. Their vision is to help organizations serve their communities and make the world a better place. "
target: Wyse Advertising
Wyse is a full-service branding, advertising and marketing agency. They have built a reputation for branding some of the largest companies in the Midwest and beyond, developing memorable campaigns for Smucker's, Applebee's, Sherwin-Williams and Marathon Petroleum.
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closed 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Motion Agency, acquired Remedy Chicago

synopsis: Motion, a leading integrated marketing agency headquartered in Chicago, announced its acquisition of Remedy, a branding and design consultancy focused on health, wellness, and social change. Motion’s expertise is anchored in four key practice areas: strategy, creative, content and public relations.
buyer: The Motion Agency
Motion is a leading integrated marketing agency headquartered in Chicago. Motion’s expertise is anchored in four key practice areas: strategy, creative, content and public relations. "
target: Remedy Chicago
Remedy is a branding and design consultancy focused on health, wellness, and social change. They work with global leaders, technology innovators and vanguard non-profits to redefine how people think about and experience health.
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closed 10/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Gavin Advertising, acquired Holberg Design

synopsis: Gavin, a digitally focused PR and marketing agency, has acquired brand strategy and integrated design services firm Holberg Design. Holberg specializes in brand development...From creating visual branding components, to designing effective B2B and B2C advertising campaigns, to creating powerful, intuitive web experiences.
buyer: Gavin Advertising
Gavin Advertising is a digitally minded public relations and marketing agency devoted to truth in branding and driving action. They serve clients in b2b and b2c industries with expertise in CPG, education, health care and manufacturing/building supply. "
target: Holberg Design
Holberg Design is a complete marketing, advertising and design agency. Holberg specializes in brand development...From creating visual branding components, to designing effective B2B and B2C advertising campaigns, to creating powerful, intuitive web experiences.
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closed 10/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Power Digital Marketing, acquired Factorial Digital

synopsis: Power Digital, a company that helps businesses scale and drive revenue through digital marketing, has acquired Factorial Digital, a small, smart team of digital marketing insiders that brings clients the diligence and experience of an agency, with none of the hassle and fluff.
buyer: Power Digital Marketing
Power Digital, an agency headquartered in San Diego, helps businesses scale and drive revenue through digital marketing. They take a custom approach to each and every client campaign to ensure that their strategies meet the clients’ unique business goals and objectives. "
target: Factorial Digital
Factorial Digital is a small, smart team of digital marketing insiders. They bring clients the diligence and experience of an agency, with none of the hassle and fluff. They are a seamless extension of clients’ marketing team.
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announced 10/16/2019 via PR Newswire

Genpact Ltd, will acquire Rightpoint

synopsis: Genpact, a global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Chicago-based Rightpoint, a premier digital consultancy with technology at its core. Rightpoint creates impactful digital experiences driven by insight, strategy, design, and technology.
buyer: Genpact Ltd (G:$3,274.32)
Genpact is a global professional services firm that makes business transformation real. They drive digital-led innovation and digitally-enabled intelligent operations for their clients. They think with design, dream in digital, and solve problems with data and analytics. "
target: Rightpoint
Rightpoint is an independent customer experience agency with technology at its core. Rightpoint creates impactful digital experiences driven by insight, strategy, design, and technology to help clients succeed at the speed of innovation.
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closed 10/16/2019 via Company Press Release

Welcom i Göteborg AB, acquired We Made You Look AB

synopsis: The Rud Pedersen Group strengthens its digital offering by acquiring the digital agency We Made You Look (WMYL). WMYL will join the Group by merging into Welcom, the Group’s sub-brand specialising in creative digital marketing. We Made You Look AB (WMYL) is a digital communication agency that wants to push businesses forward.
buyer parent: Rud Pedersen Group
buyer: Welcom i Göteborg AB
Welcom is a communications agency with excellence in advertising, public relations, social media, the web and events. Welcom is simply a bunch of specialists who love to work together to offer their customers comprehensive communication solutions as well as targeted efforts. "
target: We Made You Look AB
We Made You Look AB (WMYL) is a digital communication agency that wants to push businesses forward. That's why WMYL creates unique and useful digital experiences, that makes a company stand out from the crowd.
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announced 2/12/2018 via BusinessWire

GroupM, will acquire The Glitch

synopsis: WPP has announced that its wholly-owned global media investment group, GroupM, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in The Glitch, a digitally-led creative agency. The Glitch’s full-service capabilities include digital, video and content strategy, interactive design technology, ecommerce, branding and media planning.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation serving as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: The Glitch
The Glitch is one of the largest Independent Advertising houses in India handling over 40 brands across Unilever, Netflix, PepsiCo & Perfetti. The Glitch was founded in 2009 and employs around 200 people in Mumbai and Delhi.
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announced 8/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, will acquire Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: GroupM, the world’s leading media investment group, will acquire Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd. from Madhouse Inc., a mobile ad platform company in China. Madhouse India is an Indian company that focuses on mobile media and advertising. The company brings advertisers together with mobile media publishers to unleash the power of mobile media advertising.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation serving as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target parent: BlueFocus Communication Group
target: Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd.
Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd. is a mobile marketing agency in India. Madhouse India focuses on mobile media and advertising. The company brings advertisers together with mobile media publishers to unleash the power of mobile media advertising.
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closed 7/23/2018 via PR Newswire

Engine Shop, LLC, acquired IEG, LLC

synopsis: Engine Shop, the award-winning sports, and entertainment marketing agency, has acquired IEG, the IEG Sponsorship Conference, and ESP Properties' U.S. brand consultancy from GroupM. IEG is the premier global consultancy in partnership strategy, evaluation and measurement for leading sponsors and rightsholders.
buyer parent: Bruin Sports Capital
buyer: Engine Shop, LLC
Engine Shop, is an award-winning Global Sports and Entertainment Marketing Agency that specializes in modern, omnichannel marketing campaigns that foster consumer engagement through experiences. Its clients include American Family Insurance, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Floor and Décor, and more. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: IEG, LLC
IEG is the premier global consultancy in partnership strategy, evaluation and measurement for leading sponsors and rightsholders. IEG helps brand and property clients navigate the complex universe of sponsorship and engagement marketing to optimize the value of brand partnerships.
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announced 2/12/2018 via BusinessWire

GroupM, will acquire The Glitch

synopsis: WPP has announced that its wholly-owned global media investment group, GroupM, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in The Glitch, a digitally-led creative agency. The Glitch’s full-service capabilities include digital, video and content strategy, interactive design technology, ecommerce, branding and media planning.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation serving as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: The Glitch
The Glitch is one of the largest Independent Advertising houses in India handling over 40 brands across Unilever, Netflix, PepsiCo & Perfetti. The Glitch was founded in 2009 and employs around 200 people in Mumbai and Delhi.
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announced 1/25/2017 via Company Press Release

GroupM, will acquire MediaCom India

synopsis: WPP’s GroupM, the world’s leading global media investment group, announced they will be acquiring a majority stake in MediaCom India, a Content + Connection agency that specializes in media buying and planning across channels.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation serving as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: MediaCom India
Founded in 2007, MediaCom India became a joint venture between GroupM India and Sam Balsara in 2008. As a Content + Connection agency, MediaCom India specializes in media buying and planning across channels.
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closed 12/18/2015 via PR Newswire

GroupM, acquired The Exchange Lab

synopsis: WPP's GroupM, the world's leading global media investment group, announces the addition of The Exchange Lab and its proprietary programmatic marketing technology, Proteus, to its portfolio by acquisition of the company. The Exchange Lab is powered by Proteus, a creative and innovative trading platform which is integrated into demand side platforms.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation serving as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target parent: BGF Fund
target: The Exchange Lab
The Exchange Lab is one company connected to the world's largest programmatic digital media marketplace. Their multi-platform solution unifies all of the top demand side platforms, marketing technologies and exchanges into a touch-point that drives the highest efficiency for advertisers.
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closed 11/11/2015 via Company Press Release

GroupM, acquired Yonder Media (Pty) Ltd

synopsis: GroupM, the world’s leading global media investment group, announced the addition of Yonder Media, South Africa’s leading specialized mobile marketing agency, to its portfolio. Yonder Media is a full-service, mobile first, digital and social media agency offering mobile and social media strategy, application development, media planning and more.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation serving as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: Yonder Media (Pty) Ltd
Johannesburg and Cape Town-based Yonder Media is a digital and social media agency with mobile at the heart of all it does. With a high quality portfolio of clients and a suite of digital media management services, Yonder leads the mobile advertising market in South Africa.
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announced 11/4/2015 via Company Press Release

GroupM, will acquire Essence Digital Limited

synopsis: WPP’s GroupM, the leading global media investment group, announced plans for the addition of Essence Digital Limited, a global agency that is the world's largest independent buyer of digital media, to its portfolio. Essence blends data science, objective media, and captivating experiences to build valuable connections between brands and consumers.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation serving as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: Essence Digital Limited
Essence is a global digital agency that blends data science, objective media and captivating experiences to build valuable connections between brands and consumers. The agency deploys campaigns in 71 markets via offices in London, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Singapore and Tokyo.
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closed 7/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, acquired DirectComm Marketing Group

synopsis: GroupM, the leading global media investment management group, has acquired a majority stake in directComm Marketing Group, a leading provider of integrated direct marketing services in Turkey.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation. It serves as the parent company to WPP’s media agencies – Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom, Maxus, who are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: DirectComm Marketing Group
DirectComm Marketing Group is a leading provider of integrated direct marketing services in Turkey. They specialize in digital marketing, customer relationship management, events and social media.
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closed 6/17/2015 via Company Press Release

GroupM, acquired Chemistry Media Ltd.

synopsis: WPP announces its wholly owned operating company GroupM has acquired Chemistry Media Ltd., a leading media agency based in New Zealand. Chemistry Media Ltd. is a media planning and buying agency with operations in Auckland and Wellington. Key clients include Bank of New Zealand, Fonterra, Nestlé, and Restaurant Brands.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation. It serves as the parent company to WPP’s media agencies – Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom, Maxus, who are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: Chemistry Media Ltd.
Chemistry Media Ltd. is a media planning and buying agency with operations in Auckland and Wellington. Key clients include Bank of New Zealand, Fonterra, Nestlé, and Restaurant Brands. Since 2010, Chemistry has been affiliated with the MediaCom network, and currently trades under the name MediaCom.
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announced 5/28/2015 via Financial Times

GroupM, Kinetic, will acquire Poster Conseil

synopsis: WPP announces that its wholly-owned operating companies, Kinetic and GroupM, have agreed to acquire a majority stake in Financiere Poster ("Poster Conseil"), the leading out-of-home (OOH) specialist in France. Poster Conseil manages media planning and buying for agencies and direct clients, and provides planning and measurement technologies.
buyer: GroupM
buyer: Kinetic
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation. Kinetic Worldwide is the global leader in understanding how brands can connect with people’s lifestyles and the environments they engage with when away from the home. "
target: Poster Conseil
Poster Conseil is an out-of-home or OOH specialist in France. Poster Conseil manages media planning and buying for agencies and direct clients, and provides planning and measurement technologies to both agencies and vendors. It employs 25 people and is based in Paris.
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closed 5/20/2015 via Company Press Release

GroupM, acquired Two Circles Limited

synopsis: WPP has acquired a majority stake in Two Circles Limited, a data-driven sports marketing agency based in London. Following the deal, Two Circles will become part of ESP Properties, GroupM’s newly launched company serving rightsholders from the worlds of sports and entertainment.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation, serving as the parent company to agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: Two Circles Limited
Two Circles is a data driven sports agency that helps sports organisations build stronger relationships with their customers. They use data to help their clients understand their customers and act on this insight.
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announced 8/26/2014 via Company Press Release

GroupM, will acquire Keyade SAS

synopsis: WPP announces that its wholly-owned operating company GroupM, WPP's global media investment management arm, has agreed to acquire Keyade, a leading digital search marketing agency in France. The agency specialises in performance-driven online media purchasing. Clients include La Redoute, Air France and Interflora.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation, serving as the parent company to agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target parent: Jaina Capital
target: Keyade SAS
Keyade SAS is an online marketing agency that provides search marketing and display advertising services in France and internationally. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Paris, France.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/2/2014 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, will acquire Amvg & Aerodeon

synopsis: WPP announces that GroupM, its wholly-owned global media investment management company, has agreed to take majority stake in aMVG (Aerodeon), the leading mobile media agency and mobile technology company in Turkey.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation, serving as the parent company to agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: Amvg & Aerodeon
Amvg & Aerodeon specializes in developing mobile media strategies and technologies for its clients. This includes mobile media buying and planning, mobile marketing campaigns, mobile loyalty platforms, mobile applications development, ad server technologies and content distribution/digital services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/7/2014 via Company Press Release

GroupM, acquired plista

synopsis: WPP announces that its wholly owned operating company, GroupM, WPP’s global media investment management arm, has acquired plista, a digital media specialist in Germany. The Berlin-based company brings advertisers and publishers together via its data-­driven content and advertising platform.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation, serving as the parent company to agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: plista
plista is one of Germany’s leading online and mobile advertising networks with more than 40 million visitors per month and thousands of premium websites like spiegel.de, welt.de, express.de, sueddeutsche.de, and sport1.de.
price ($mm)
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announced 12/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, will acquire ClickMedia

synopsis: GroupM, the world's leading global media investment management operation, announced that it has agreed to acquire a majority interest in ClickMedia, a leading social media marketing agency in Vietnam. Click Media provides social media strategy, campaign strategy, implementation, as well as social media listening, crisis prevention and management.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation, serving as the parent company to agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: ClickMedia
With a staff of 55, ClickMedia is a full service social media marketing firm in Vietnam. The firm provides social media strategy, campaign strategy, implementation, as well as social media listening, crisis prevention and management.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/11/2013 via Company Press Release

GroupM, will acquire Vocanic Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: GroupM, the world’s leading global media investment management operation, announced that it has agreed to acquire a majority interest in Vocanic, Asia’s leading social media marketing business. Headquartered in Singapore, they can roll out regional programs with on the ground support for each major market.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation, serving as the parent company to agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: Vocanic Pte. Ltd.
Vocanic is Asia’s leading social media marketing agency. Headquartered in Singapore, with offices in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Jakarta they can roll out regional programs with on the ground support for each major market. The company was founded in 2005.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/5/2013 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, acquired Play Communication

synopsis: GroupM has acquired a majority stake in PLAY Communication Pty Ltd, a leading experiential marketing agency based in Sydney. PLAY is a communication agency that specialises in Brand Experience Marketing.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation, serving as the parent company to agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: Play Communication
PLAY is a communication agency that specialises in Brand Experience Marketing. It activates brands, leverage sponsorships, create events and branded environments and maximise every connection through mobile and digital amplification.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, acquired Filmworks China

synopsis: WPP, the global marketing services group, has expanded its presence in China with the acquisition of Filmworks China, a marketing firm whose clients include Electronic Arts and DreamWorks. The company will operate under Group M.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation, serving as the parent company to agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: Filmworks China
Filmworks China offers marketing of entertainment media properties, merchandise licensing, tie-in promotion, product placement and celebrity endorsements. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Beijing, China.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, will acquire Netbooster Asia

synopsis: WPP has agreed to buy a majority stake in digital marketing agency Netbooster Asia, which offers a full range of online services including web research and benchmarking, and social media monitoring. WPP’s media investment arm GroupM will buy the stake subject to regulatory approval.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation, serving as the parent company to agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target parent: NetBooster Group
target: Netbooster Asia
Philippines and Indonesia-based NetBooster Asia, founded in 2007, is s a subsidiary of the International NetBooster Group which employs more than 400 web specialists worldwide. The firm offers online marketing solutions such as online strategy, promotion and creative services throughout Asia.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, acquired Unimedia Central de Medios SL

synopsis: GroupM has acquired Unimedia Central de Medios SL, a marketing company based in Madrid, Spain.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation, serving as the parent company to agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: Unimedia Central de Medios SL
Unimedia Central de Medios SL is a marketing company based in Madrid, Spain.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 2/12/2018 via BusinessWire

GroupM, will acquire The Glitch

synopsis: WPP has announced that its wholly-owned global media investment group, GroupM, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in The Glitch, a digitally-led creative agency. The Glitch’s full-service capabilities include digital, video and content strategy, interactive design technology, ecommerce, branding and media planning.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation serving as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: The Glitch
The Glitch is one of the largest Independent Advertising houses in India handling over 40 brands across Unilever, Netflix, PepsiCo & Perfetti. The Glitch was founded in 2009 and employs around 200 people in Mumbai and Delhi.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/23/2019 via BusinessWire

Legacy Acquisition Corp., will acquire Blue Impact

synopsis: Legacy Acquisition, a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, will acquire Blue Impact, a group that's composed of Vision 7, Canada’s marketing communications platform, We Are Social, UK’s creative agency, Fuseproject, a product design agency, Metta, China’s marketing agency, and Madhouse, China's paid media and performance platform.
buyer: Legacy Acquisition Corp. (LGC:$0.00)
Legacy is a publicly-traded Special Purpose Acquisition Company. It was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more target businesses. "
target parent: BlueFocus Communication Group
target: Blue Impact
Blue Impact is a communication services group. It is composed of Vision 7, Canada’s marketing communications platform, We Are Social, UK’s creative agency, Fuseproject, a product design agency, Metta, China’s marketing agency, and Madhouse, Shanghai’s paid media and performance platform.
price ($mm)[EV]
$353 [$393]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Briggs Advertising merged with CD&M Communications,

synopsis: Briggs Advertising in Bath has become part of Portland-based marketing agency CD&M Communications. Briggs Advertising is an agency that designs websites, brochures, print, produces radio, TV, training videos, events, creates trade show booths, strategic marketing plans, and anything else their clients need.
buyer: CD&M Communications
CD&M Communications are a strategic and creative agency that helps clients change the way consumers think about their brands. They specialize in Consumer Advertising, Business Communications, Social Marketing, Branding Strategy, TV, Radio, Print, Web Design, Planning and Buying, PR and more. "
target: Briggs Advertising
Briggs Advertising is an agency that designs websites, brochures, print, produces radio, TV, training videos, events, creates trade show booths, strategic marketing plans, and anything else their clients need. They are based in Maine.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Chemistry, acquired Pinta USA LLC

synopsis: Chemistry, an independent full-service marketing communications agency, has acquired Pinta, a full-service agency which practices the art of cross-cultural marketing. With a focus on culture, Pinta's offerings include strategic planning, creative development, media buying, digital content, social media and public relations.
buyer: Chemistry
Chemistry is an independent full-service marketing communications agency with offices in Pittsburgh and Atlanta. The firm provides services in advertising, brand strategy, media, public relations, social, digital marketing, and web development. "
target: Pinta USA LLC
Pinta is a full-service agency which practices the art of cross-cultural marketing. With a focus on culture, their offerings include strategic planning, creative development, media buying, digital content, social media and public relations.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

ORB Limited, acquired Superdream Creative Limited

synopsis: Orb, a UK company comprised of brand builders, creatives, strategists, problem solvers, consultants, thought provokers and mediators, has acquired Superdream, an Australian-based full-service international marketing agency that offers brand transformation, advertising, public relations, events and social media services.
buyer: ORB Limited
Headquartered in the UK, Orb is a company comprised of brand builders, creatives, strategists, problem solvers, consultants, thought provokers and mediators. They build brands battle-hardened, customer-focused, ready to go and, most importantly, ready to succeed. "
target: Superdream Creative Limited
Headquartered in Australia, Superdream is a full-service international marketing agency. They offers brand transformation, advertising, public relations, events and social media services to brands that want to connect with their audience.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Buffalo Agency, acquired Rawle Murdy Associates Inc.

synopsis: Buffalo Agency, a fully-integrated marketing firm that is focused on golf, has acquired Rawle Murdy, a full-service integrated communications firm. Rawle Murdy combines strategic thinking, digital, brand communications and social connections to help businesses thrive. Their services include advertising, digital marketing, social media, PR and more.
buyer: Buffalo Agency
Buffalo Agency is a fully-integrated marketing firm that serves companies and organizations connected to the golf, sport and lifestyle markets globally. Buffalo creates and shares stories that amplify all the positive experiences the world of golf has to offer. "
target: Rawle Murdy Associates Inc.
Rawle Murdy is a full-service integrated communications firm. Rawle Murdy combines strategic thinking, digital, brand communications, and social connections to help businesses thrive. Their services include advertising and marketing, digital marketing, social media, public relations, and more.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 5/17/2019 via PE Hub

LDC Limited, acquired MSQ Partners Limited

synopsis: LDC has acquired MSQ Partners, a marketing agency. MSQ Partners is a multi-disciplinary group of digital, marketing and creative agencies that specialises in marketing communications for consumer and B2B brands.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
LDC is the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group. LDC invests in ambitious management teams, often enabling them to retain control of their business while providing capital as well as strategic and operational advice. LDC has a diverse portfolio of 90 mid-sized businesses across all sectors. "
target parent: NVM Private Equity Limited
target: MSQ Partners Limited
MSQ Partners is a multi-disciplinary group of digital, marketing and creative agencies that specialises in marketing communications for consumer and B2B brands. The group employs more than 600 people across 15 offices in the UK, Asia and USA.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 4/14/2019 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, will acquire Epsilon

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, is to acquire Epsilon, an all-encompassing global marketing innovator, from Alliance Data. Epsilson provides unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights and world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
target: Epsilon
Epsilon is an all-encompassing global marketing innovator. They provide unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights, world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms and data-driven creative, activation and execution.
price ($mm)
$4,400
rev ($mm)
$1,900
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/10/2019 via PR Newswire

Calise Partners, acquired Imaginuity

synopsis: Calise Partners, an integrated marketing agency, has acquired Imaginuity, the integrated agency that delivers transformative results for its clients. Imaginuity provides integrated marketing services throughout the entire customer journey.
buyer: Calise Partners
Calise Partners is an integrated marketing agency. The agency’s powerful AdScience™ Data Management Platform maintains a single source of truth for clients’ data, allowing for unparalleled optimization of the marketing programs that are most effective in generating new customers. "
target: Imaginuity
Imaginuity provides integrated marketing services throughout the entire customer journey, including: brand experience, advertising, traditional and digital media buying, paid and organic search, social media, web development, UX, AI, data analytics and database marketing services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 3/29/2019 via PR Newswire

Riester Corporation, acquired Santy Integrated, Inc.

synopsis: RIESTER, a full-service digital marketing, advertising and public relations firm, has acquired Santy Integrated Inc., an integrated marketing firm that serves as a dynamic force for emerging and challenger brands. Santy creates programs that ignite brand preference and lead to loyalty and top of mind awareness.
buyer: Riester Corporation
RIESTER is a full-service digital marketing, advertising and public relations firm providing a complete range of integrated services in brand planning, web and mobile marketing, advertising, media planning and buying, social media and public relations. "
target: Santy Integrated, Inc.
Santy is an integrated marketing firm that serves as a dynamic force for emerging and challenger brands. Their efforts encourage an ongoing conversation with the customer that weaves the brand into their everyday lives by engaging them where they live, work, and play.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Gravity Global, acquired JJ Marketing

synopsis: Gravity Global, a UK company that offers full-service marketing communications including marketing and brand strategy, research and insight, and creative and execution, has acquired JJ Marketing, a UK company that works with its clients to deliver strong, results-focused solutions to their marketing and commercial objectives.
buyer parent: BrandingBusiness
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: JJ Marketing
Headquartered in the UK, JJ Marketing works with its clients to deliver strong, results-focused solutions to their marketing and commercial objectives. They are a trusted insourced partner, that delivers complex marketing campaigns and programs.,
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/7/2019 via PR Newswire

Finn Partners, acquired Small Army

synopsis: Global marketing and communications firm, Finn Partners, announced it has acquired Small Army, a 45-person integrated marketing and creative services agency located in Boston. The firm serves clients in diverse sectors, including travel, health, technology and financial services.
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: Small Army
Small Army is a marketing and creative services agency that helps brands build relationships with people. Small Army's full range of services include strategic planning, brand development, advertising, social media, content creation, website building, video production and media planning/buying.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 2/5/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Elevation Marketing, acquired Cloverleaf Innovation

synopsis: Elevation Marketing, a full-service B2B marketing agency, announced its acquisition of Cloverleaf Innovation, an innovation consultancy offering strategy, design, research, marketing, communication, and product development. They are based in Chicago, Illinois.
buyer: Elevation Marketing
Founded in 1999, Elevation Marketing is a full-service B2B-only marketing agency, specializing in multifaceted, holistic strategies that extend reach, activate audiences, drive action, and measurably grow business outcomes. "
target: Cloverleaf Innovation
Cloverleaf is an innovation consultancy offering strategy, design, research, marketing, communication, and product development. They are based in Chicago, Illinois.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/16/2019 via Company Press Release

WE Communications, acquired Codeword

synopsis: WE Communications, an international public relations firm has announced its acquisition of Codeword. Codeword is a hybrid agency that combines content, media relations and creativity to build effective communication programs.
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: Codeword
Codeword is a hybrid agency that combines content, media relations and thoughtful creativity to build effective communications programs. They help launch startups, run multi-channel campaigns, grow user bases, and lead comprehensive PR and marketing initiatives.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

You & Mr Jones, acquired Inside Ideas Group Ltd

synopsis: You & Mr Jones, a global brandtech network, has acquired a majority stake in Inside Ideas Group. a global marketing agency network that helps their clients to build their brands, increase sales, and enhance margins. Inside Ideas Group consists of Oliver, Dare, Adjust Your Set, and Aylesworth Fleming.
buyer: You & Mr Jones
Launched in 2015, You & Mr Jones is the world’s first Brandtech group, a global marketplace for content creation and distribution that will use technology to help businesses to build brands better, faster & cheaper. "
target: Inside Ideas Group Ltd
Inside Ideas Group is a global marketing agency network that helps their clients to build their brands, increase sales, and enhance margins. The group consists of Oliver, Dare, Adjust Your Set, and Aylesworth Fleming. Their clients include Google, BMW, Samsung, Pepsi, JPMorgan, Unilever, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 1/9/2019 via BusinessWire

Big Group, acquired Brandworks

synopsis: Big Group announced that it has acquired Brandworks, a company based in the Netherlands that supports brands and organizations looking to accelerate or launch their businesses in the Benelux and wider European markets. They specialize in sales, merchandising, marketing and more.
buyer: Big Group
Big Group is an award-winning creative marketing agency founded in 1991. The company is headquartered in London with offices in Newbury, Bath and Amsterdam with a team of over 150 people. The company provides services centred around brand experience, creative technology and performance marketing. "
target: Brandworks
Brandworks, founded in 2014, supports brands and organizations looking to accelerate or launch their businesses in the Benelux and wider European markets. They specialize in sales, merchandising, marketing and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cogent Elliott Ltd., acquired NC Creative Group

synopsis: Cogent, an integrated marketing communications agency in the UK, has acquired NC Creative Group, a full service marketing communications agency in the UK. NC Creative offers a broad range of services across consumer and B2B markets. The group helps their clients to develop strong and clear messages that promote and protect their brand.
buyer: Cogent Elliott Ltd.
Cogent is an integrated marketing communications agency in the UK. Cogent produces effective creative communications to solve their client's commercial challenges. Their specializations include brand, advertising, digital, photography, PR, social, film production, B2B marketing, content, and more. "
target: NC Creative Group
NC Creative Group is a full service marketing communications agency in the UK. NC Creative offers a broad range of services across consumer and B2B markets. The group helps their clients to develop strong and clear messages that promote and protect their brand.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Partnership, Inc. merged with M3 Effect,

synopsis: The Partnership has merged with M3 Effect, a full-service marketing and public relations agency. The Partnership is a marketing, branding, and digital communications agency. The agency offers strategy, advertising, digital design, digital media, promotional marketing solutions, traditional media, social media and internal communications services.
buyer: M3 Effect
Founded in 2012, M3 Effect is a full-service marketing and public relations agency. M3 Effect believes in the power of partnerships to provide long-lasting relationships. They offer marketing strategy, branding, and content services. "
target: The Partnership, Inc.
The Partnership is a fully integrated, full-service marketing, branding, and digital communications agency. The agency offers strategy, advertising, digital design, digital media, promotional marketing solutions, traditional media, social media and internal communications services.
price ($mm)
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announced 11/27/2018 via BusinessWire

Quad/Graphics, will acquire Periscope

synopsis: Quad/Graphics, Inc., a leading marketing solutions provider, announced that it is redefining the future of integrated marketing with its planned acquisition of Periscope, one of the nation’s top five independent creative agencies by annual revenue.
buyer: Quad/Graphics (QUAD:$4,176.30)
Quad/Graphics is a global marketing services provider that helps brand owners market their products, services and content more efficiently and effectively by using its strong print foundation in combination with other media channels. "
target: Periscope
Periscope is one of the largest independent creative agencies in the nation and offers a full spectrum of marketing services to a wide range of acclaimed brands, including Cox Communications, Intuit, Kelley Blue Book, Krispy Kreme, Petco, Red Robin, Target, UnitedHealth Group, Walgreens and more.
price ($mm)
$133
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Shorthose Russell, acquired Newl&Potter Limited

synopsis: Shorthose Russell, UK's award winning company that is recognized as one of the most-respected marketing and communications agencies in the Eastern region, has acquired Newl & Potter, a British design consultancy based in East London, specializing in identity, print, display, packaging and digital media.
buyer: Shorthose Russell
Headquartered in the UK, Shorthose Russell is an award winning company and is recognized as one of the most-respected marketing and communications agencies in the Eastern region. Working across multiple sectors, they have genuine expertise across digital, design and communications disciplines. "
target: Newl&Potter Limited
Newl&Potter is a British design consultancy based in East London, specializing in identity, print, display, packaging and digital media. Whether global brand or one man band, they always work tirelessly to inject creativity, get results quickly and hopefully lift a few souls.
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Ticker: JASDAQ:213
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iREP Co., Ltd.
IREP Co., Ltd. provides marketing services in Japan. It operates in two segments, Internet Marketing and Senior Marketing. The Internet Marketing segment engages in the sales agency business of listing advertisements in Japan for Yahoo Japan Corporation and Google, Inc.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$505.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.18
EBIT ($mm)
$8.91
Net Income ($mm)
$5.31
Employees
352
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Ticker: SZSE:300071
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Group, a Chinese A-shares listed public company, is one of the biggest digital IMC groups in China. With a clear strategy of "Big Data, Big Content", Spearhead keeps on expanding its specialty and strengthening its competency through 5 main business units.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$477.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.48
EBIT ($mm)
$31.51
Net Income ($mm)
$18.83
Employees
1247
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Ticker: 4293
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd.
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd. provides Internet advertising and media content businesses. The company offers Internet-based comprehensive marketing support services for corporate clients, including services marketing platforms for ad networks, cloud based CRM services and Web solutions.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$461.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.13
EBIT ($mm)
$16.27
Net Income ($mm)
$17.99
Employees
809
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Ticker: DGIT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Generation, Inc.
Digital Generation, Inc.
Digital Generation, Inc. is the world's leading ad management and distribution platform. DG connects over 11,000 global advertisers and agencies with their targeted audiences through an expansive network of over 6,000 television broadcast stations and over 11,500 web publishers in 75 countries.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$385.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$103.07
EBIT ($mm)
$52.39
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: AIM:NFC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next 15
Next 15
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$335.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$49.03
EBIT ($mm)
$33.01
Net Income ($mm)
$17.13
Employees
1979
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Ticker: ASX:SLM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salmat Ltd.
Salmat Ltd.
Salmat is a leading Australian marketing services business. They partner with their clients to help them with the constant pressure of acquiring and servicing their customers, week-in, week-out. With media, digital and customer service capabilities, Salmat has the right solutions for their clients.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$333.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.46
EBIT ($mm)
$6.75
Net Income ($mm)
$3.26
Employees
3000
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Ticker: BSE:532368
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited has evolved from one of the first search engines on the web into a digital media powerhouse with three major divisions: LYCOS Media, LYCOS Advertising, and LYCOS Life (consumer products division). The company employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$325.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$91.06
EBIT ($mm)
$88.24
Net Income ($mm)
$58.21
Employees
1000
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Ticker: CHRM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charm Communications Inc.
Charm Communications Inc.
Charm Communications Inc. is a leading advertising agency in China. It operates its business under three brands: Charm Advertising, Charm Interactive, and Shangxing Media. Charm offers integrated advertising agency services from planning and managing ad campaigns to creating and placing ads.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$183.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.40
EBIT ($mm)
$2.30
Net Income ($mm)
$4.00
Employees
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Ticker: DLGEF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Garage Inc.
Digital Garage produces innovative contexts for the age of the internet by combining three crucial technologies, namely Information Technology, Marketing Technology and Financial Technology. Their core competence is in the integration of the unique areas of specialization in these technologies.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$171.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$23.20
EBIT ($mm)
$18.65
Net Income ($mm)
$24.22
Employees
376
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Ticker: ENXTPA:HOP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hopscotch Global PR Group
Hopscotch Global PR Group
Hopscotch is a Paris-based communication consulting group that creates sustainable relationships between audiences and brands. Hopscotch specializes in PR, event marketing, and digital marketing. Hopscotch helps brands manage their reputation, engage their audiences, and generate more sales.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$164.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.56
EBIT ($mm)
$3.74
Net Income ($mm)
$3.30
Employees
313
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Ticker: OMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, public relations and other specialty communications services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$15,385.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,351.50
EBIT ($mm)
$2,076.40
Net Income ($mm)
$1,146.30
Employees
77300
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Ticker: TSE:2433
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Group companies are committed to providing optimized solutions for advertisers, media companies and content holders in Japan and internationally. The company provides planning, production, marketing, public relations, and other services related to advertising in various media.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$13,432.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$609.82
EBIT ($mm)
$477.87
Net Income ($mm)
$366.24
Employees
21469
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Ticker: SWX:DKSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
2018
rev ($mm)
$11,510.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$302.76
EBIT ($mm)
$262.53
Net Income ($mm)
$258.18
Employees
32996
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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
2018
rev ($mm)
$8,157.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,190.70
EBIT ($mm)
$1,024.10
Net Income ($mm)
$569.60
Employees
50200
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Ticker: SZSE:300058
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus is one of the most recognized communications services groups originating in China. They provide a wide spectrum of marketing and brand management services across disciplines of Strategy, Digital, Advertising, Media, Social, PR, Design, Branding, CRM, Data, E-Commerce and Mobile solutions.
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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Ticker: KOSE:A030000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,930.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$188.57
EBIT ($mm)
$157.53
Net Income ($mm)
$112.25
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
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,969.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$487.33
EBIT ($mm)
$399.12
Net Income ($mm)
$236.43
Employees
5886
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Ticker: MDCA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners is one of the fastest-growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Their agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,485.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.92
EBIT ($mm)
$116.03
Net Income ($mm)
$215.15
Employees
6200
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Ticker: AIM:SAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc is a global marketing services business working across a wide variety of industry sectors with a strategy focused on winning new business and starting new businesses.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$438.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.94
EBIT ($mm)
$22.02
Net Income ($mm)
$2.64
Employees
2483
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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: NYSE:HHS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte Hanks is a global marketing services firm specializing in multi-channel marketing solutions. Harte Hanks offers end-to-end marketing services including consulting, strategic assessment, data, analytics, digital, social, mobile, print, direct mail and contact center.
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.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd. offers media services in China. Through their brands, they offer Media planning and agency (ProVision Media Network), Brand Management (BC&T Boundless Creations & Talents), Outdoor Advertising (EYoung Outdoors), Digital Marketing (Simei Digital), and more.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$374.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.18
EBIT ($mm)
$13.83
Net Income ($mm)
$14.17
Employees
180
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Ticker: AIM:TMMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Mission Marketing Group plc
The Mission Marketing Group plc
The Mission Marketing Group plc is a national network of creative communications Agencies. The Group portfolio comprises integrated, multi-discipline, multi-sector Agencies, specialists in specific marketing/communications activities and specialists in particular market sectors.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$198.51
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.64
EBIT ($mm)
$9.98
Net Income ($mm)
$6.84
Employees
1100
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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: 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
2017
rev ($mm)
$142.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.25
EBIT ($mm)
$6.33
Net Income ($mm)
$1.42
Employees
500
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