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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 2/14/2020 via Company Press Release

Ringier AG, acquired Admeira AG

synopsis: Ringier, a diversified media company, is acquiring Swisscom’s 50% share in Admeira, making it the sole owner of the marketing company. At the same time, Admeira is being restructured and will focus on the marketing of TV advertising in future. Admeira is Switzerland's largest marketing company.
buyer: Ringier AG
Ringier is a diversified media company with about 6,900 employees across 18 countries. Founded in 1833, Ringier manages leading brands in print, TV, radio, online and mobile media and runs successful print, entertainment and internet businesses. "
target parent: Swisscom
target: Admeira AG
Admeira is Switzerland's largest marketing company. They represent more than 80 strong media brands in the print, radio, TV, online and digital out-of-home domains. They provide their clients with tailored advertising and sponsorship solutions for cross-media campaigns.
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closed 2/13/2020 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired Media Storm, LLC

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired Media Storm through Merkle. Media Storm is a leading data-driven marketing agency that has created an integrated solution of identifying and converting hand raisers and driving greater ROI through accountable and active media.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: Media Storm, LLC
Media Storm is a leading data-driven marketing agency that has created an integrated solution of identifying and converting hand raisers and driving greater ROI through accountable and active media.
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announced 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Brainlabs, will acquire Hanapin Marketing

synopsis: UK-based Brainlabs, a digital marketing agency and Pay-Per-Click (PPC) technology provider, is to acquire US-based Hanapin, a premiere digital marketing agency focused exclusively on PPC (pay-per-click) marketing.
buyer: Brainlabs
UK-based Brainlabs is a digital marketing agency and Pay-Per-Click (PPC) technology provider. Using data and automation, Brainlabs drives growth for clients in paid search, programmatic, paid social, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), and analytics. "
target: Hanapin Marketing
Hanapin Marketing is a premiere digital marketing agency focused exclusively on PPC (pay-per-click) marketing. The company manages and optimizes paid search programs in areas including search marketing, conversion rate optimization, lead generation, remarketing, programmatic and display marketing.
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closed 2/7/2020 via GlobeNewswire

CleanSpark LLC, acquired p2klabs Inc.

synopsis: CleanSpark, Inc. has completed the acquisition of p2klabs, Inc., a design, technology, and marketing agency that specializes in applying design, technology, and business process methodologies to create intuitive digital experiences and journeys that help transform and grow businesses.
buyer: CleanSpark LLC (CLSK:$5.25)
CleanSpark provides advanced energy software and control technology that enables a plug-and-play enterprise solution to modern energy challenges. Their services consist of intelligent energy monitoring and controls, microgrid consulting services and turn-key microgrid implementation services. "
target: p2klabs Inc.
P2K Labs is a design, technology, and marketing agency that specializes in applying design, technology, and business process methodologies to create intuitive digital experiences and journeys that help transform and grow businesses.
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closed 2/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

Digital First Media, acquired Big Fish Works

synopsis: MediaNews Group has acquired the assets of Red Wing Publishing Company, including its print publications, websites, and commercial printing operations. Red Wing Publishing Company's digital marketing agency, Big Fish Works, offers full-service digital marketing solutions for businesses in its core news media markets throughout Minnesota.
buyer parent: Alden Global Capital
buyer: Digital First Media
MediaNews Group is one of the largest media groups in the U.S. The Group serves high-value audiences in their preferred environments and connects advertisers to them through its 800+ multi-platform products, which include web, mobile, tablet, and print. "
target: Big Fish Works
Red Wing Publishing Company is a family-owned company that has established 12 local newspapers, a digital marketing agency, Big Fish Works, and two commercial printing facilities. Big Fish Digital Works offers full-service digital marketing solutions for businesses in its core news media markets.
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closed 2/6/2020 via BusinessWire

Bounteous, acquired The Archer Group

synopsis: Bounteous, a leading insights-driven digital experience agency, announced it has acquired The Archer Group, a leader in digital strategy, experience design, usability research, technology, and media.
buyer: Bounteous
Bounteous is a digital marketing company that built their business on pillars of integrity, discipline, and excellence. Everything they do is designed to optimize that their flow of data, insights, and interactions so that they create digital solutions that drive growth for their clients. "
target: The Archer Group
The Archer Group is one of the largest independent digital and brand agencies in the Philadelphia area. Located in Wilmington, Delaware, Archer stands apart in its ability to engineer meaningful experiences that inspire action for a diverse roster of Fortune 500 clients.
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closed 2/5/2020 via Company Press Release

Viestintäliiga Oy, acquired Whitestone Oy

synopsis: Viestintäliiga, a modern communications agency based in Finland, has acquired Whitestone, a Finland-based digital agency which helps companies to take advantage of digital services. Their services include corporate and community websites and online stores, as well as customized applications for different needs.
buyer: Viestintäliiga Oy
Viestintäliiga is a modern communications agency based in Finland that specializes in communication strategies, social media training, online marketing, content production (text, images and video) and graphic design. "
target: Whitestone Oy
Whitestone is a digital agency, which helps companies to take advantage of digital services. Their services include corporate and community websites and online stores, as well as customized applications for different needs. They are based in Finland.
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closed 1/27/2020 via Company Press Release

Dept Agency, acquired Hinderling Volkart

synopsis: Hinderling Volkart, the leading Swiss digital agency, joins Dept, the globally expanding digital agency headquartered in Amsterdam with immediate effect. Hinderling Volkart is an award-winning digital agency in Switzerland with around 60 people in the fields of strategy, design and technology.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Dept Agency
Dept is an international digital agency, headquartered in Amsterdam. The agency unites creativity, technology and data to help clients reinvent and accelerate their digital reality. Their teams comprise of experts in creative, digital, marketing and commerce. "
target: Hinderling Volkart
Hinderling Volkart is an award-winning digital agency in Switzerland with around 60 people in the fields of strategy, design and technology. Hinderling Volkart is creates outstanding web experiences, business portals, corporate platforms and digital products.
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closed 1/24/2020 via Company Press Release

Graphic Village, LLC, acquired Intrinzic Inc.

synopsis: Graphic Village, a Greater Cincinnati print marketing solutions company, has acquired Intrinzic, Inc., an integrated marketing communications and strategic brand development agency. Intrinzic provides brand design, social media, advertising, public relations, content creation, and video production and filming services.
buyer parent: Revitalize Capital
buyer: Graphic Village, LLC
Graphic Village offers the broadest array of print, marketing, and fulfillment capabilities in the Greater Cincinnati region—under one roof. Graphic Village is a multichannel marketing solutions provider and full-service partner for strategy, creative, print management, and execution. "
target: Intrinzic Inc.
Intrinzic is an integrated marketing communications and strategic brand development agency located in Greater Cincinnati. The company provides various services, including brand design, social media, advertising, public relations, content creation, and video production and filming.
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closed 1/22/2020 via PR Web

Vectra Digital, acquired iPartnerMedia, Inc.

synopsis: Vectra Digital, a high-tech, full-service marketing and intelligent web design agency, has acquired iPartnerMedia, Inc. (iPM), a digital marketing firm and public relations agency. iPM delivers web design, SEO, digital marketing, print marketing, and public relations solutions to small and medium sized businesses across North America.
buyer parent: Ignite Partners
buyer: Vectra Digital
Vectra Digital is a high-tech, full-service marketing and intelligent web design agency. Vectra Digital uses Ada, a proprietary artificial intelligence platform created to launch their clients marketing into explosive growth with digital campaigns that are being continually optimized. "
target: iPartnerMedia, Inc.
iPartnerMedia (iPM) is a creative agency that delivers web design, search engine optimization, digital marketing, print marketing, and public relations solutions to small and medium sized businesses across the United States and Canada.
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announced 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Step Change will be merged with The Zoo Republic,

synopsis: Step Change will merge with The Zoo Republic, an independent marketing agency in Australia. Step Change is a strategy-driven digital and creative agency in Australia. Step Change helps challenger businesses to grow and outsmart their competitors. They offer services for brand, marketing, strategy, creative, digital, UX, content, and more.
buyer: The Zoo Republic
The Zoo Republic is an independent marketing agency in Australia. The Zoo Republic connects people with brands and creates experiences that make a measurable difference. They deliver below the line marketing, shopper marketing, digital and experiential services. "
target: Step Change
Step Change is a strategy-driven digital and creative agency in Australia. Step Change helps challenger businesses to grow and outsmart their competitors. They offer services for brand, marketing, strategy, creative, digital, UX, content, and more.
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closed 1/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Ticker Tocker, acquired Eff Creative Group

synopsis: Ticker Tocker, LLC. an award winning social trading platform announced a strategic merger with Eff Creative Group, LLC, a globally renowned agency with vertically integrated services that include design, software development, and marketing. Eff focuses on helping clients bring consumer and digital products to market.
buyer: Ticker Tocker
Ticker Tocker is a social marketplace of verified trading leaders, with real-time trade ideas, automated strategies, predictive analytics, live broadcast channels and more. Ticker Tocker supports institutional and novice traders to quickly find, test, learn, share and execute trades in stocks. "
target: Eff Creative Group
Eff Creative Group, LLC is an award-winning company headquartered in Times Square, New York. A team of experienced creative innovators, Eff strategically designs, develops, and markets groundbreaking digital and consumer products launching campaigns for businesses with bespoke market solutions.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mort Crim Communications Inc., acquired Mort Crim Communications Inc.

synopsis: Detroit’s Mort Crim Communications Inc., an integrated marketing firm, has been sold to the company’s executive team. The new principals are Christopher Heaton, Richard Donley, Todd Haight and Jennette Smith Kotila. MCCI specializes in Public & Media Relations, Social Media, Video, Web & Digital, Marketing & Advertising.
buyer: Mort Crim Communications Inc.
The executive team acquiring Mort Crim Communications Inc. includes principals Christopher Heaton, Richard Donley, Todd Haight and Jennette Smith Kotila. "
target: Mort Crim Communications Inc.
Founded in 1993 as Mort Crim Communications, Inc., (MCCI). MCCI is an award-winning integrated marketing agency that specializes in Public & Media Relations, Social Media, Video, Web & Digital, Marketing & Advertising.
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$6
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closed 1/8/2020 via PR Newswire

GMLV, acquired The Byne Group, Inc.

synopsis: GMLV, a Newark, NJ/NY area based integrated marketing communications agency, announced that it has merged with The Byne Group, an award-winning strategic branding and integrated marketing agency. TBG has helped clients grow their brand through creative guidance, design, collaboration, and strategic thinking for over twenty years.
buyer: GMLV
GMLV is a full-service integrated marketing and communications company serving national and regional clients with award-winning work in brand-identity, creative and marketing services, media planning and buying, digital and public relations. "
target: The Byne Group, Inc.
The Byne Group (TBG) is an award-winning strategic branding and integrated marketing agency. TBG has helped clients grow their brand through creative guidance, design, collaboration, and strategic thinking for over twenty years.
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closed 12/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mediaworks Online Marketing, acquired Mediaworks Online Marketing

synopsis: Managing Director Brett Jacobson and the senior team of Mediaworks have bought out Co-Founder and Chairman Chris Thompson in a management buyout. Mediaworks is one of the leading online marketing agencies in the UK.
buyer: Mediaworks Online Marketing
The management buyout was led by Managing Director Brett Jacobson and the senior team of Mediaworks. Mediaworks is one of the leading online marketing agencies in the UK. "
target: Mediaworks Online Marketing
Mediaworks is one of the leading online marketing agencies in the UK. They specialize in organic search engine optimization that drives leads, sales and brand visibility for their clients, but they are also experts in pay-per-click, online reputation management and content marketing.
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closed 2/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Carlyle Group, acquired Dept Agency

synopsis: Global investment firm The Carlyle Group closed the majority stake investment in digital agency Dept. Dept delivers end-to-end digital experiences for brands worldwide through an integrated team that combines expertise in creativity, technology and data.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$3,068.40)
The Carlyle Group is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across four business segments: Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit, and Investment Solutions. "
target: Dept Agency
Dept is an international digital agency, headquartered in Amsterdam. The agency unites creativity, technology and data to help clients reinvent and accelerate their digital reality. Their teams comprise of experts in creative, digital, marketing and commerce.
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closed 12/19/2019 via PR Newswire

Forward PMX, acquired The Search Agency

synopsis: ForwardPMX, a global brand performance marketing agency, has acquired The Search Agency, a digital marketing firm that uses data and technology to drive results for businesses. This strategic move bolsters the combined team's position as the agency of choice for enterprise businesses requiring world-class, full-funnel marketing services.
buyer parent: Stagwell Group
buyer: Forward PMX
ForwardPMX is a global brand performance agency designed to help brands find the changes that deliver meaningful growth to their businesses. ForwardPMX brings a unified global vision with local depth and expertise across a comprehensive set of data, technology, and performance solutions. "
target: The Search Agency
The Search Agency is a performance marketing agency that uses data & technology, world-class service, and a strategic framework to drive results for businesses. Their services include Paid Search, SEO, Landing Page Optimization, Display Media, Social Media, and Comparison-Shopping Management.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Avatar Agency Group, acquired The Make Beautiful Agency

synopsis: South African The Make Beautiful Agency, launched by Zwelakhe “Zee” Tshabangu in June 2016, has been acquired by M&N Brands. M&N has acquired a 51% majority stake in Make Beautiful and it will be housed within the larger Avatar Agency Group, owned by M&N Brands. The Make Beautiful Agency provides television and radio advertising services.
buyer parent: M&N Brands
buyer: Avatar Agency Group
AVATAR is an established and successful full-service agency group with specialist agencies in traditional advertising, digital advertising, public relations and media. AVATAR unites a professional team of over 50 marketers in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban in South Africa. "
target: The Make Beautiful Agency
The Make Beautiful Agency, based in South Africa, was launched by Zwelakhe “Zee” Tshabangu in June 2016. The Make Beautiful Agency provides television and radio advertising services.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

TOH PR merged with PRCO Group,

synopsis: PRCO, one of the world’s largest privately-owned communications firm, announced that TOH has joined the Group. TOH PR is an award-winning consumer communications agency based in Dubai that operates across the Middle East. They specialize in Public relations, Media relations, Social media, Digital marketing, and Communication.
buyer: PRCO Group
Headquartered in the UK, PRCO Group is a global communications group and one of the world's largest privately-owned communications firms specializing in the travel, real estate and luxury lifestyle sectors, with eight offices worldwide. "
target: TOH PR
TOH PR is an award-winning consumer communications agency based in Dubai that operates across the Middle East. They specialize in Public relations, Media relations, Social media, Digital marketing, and Communication.
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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 ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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
closed 2/14/2020 via Company Press Release

Ringier AG, acquired Admeira AG

synopsis: Ringier, a diversified media company, is acquiring Swisscom’s 50% share in Admeira, making it the sole owner of the marketing company. At the same time, Admeira is being restructured and will focus on the marketing of TV advertising in future. Admeira is Switzerland's largest marketing company.
buyer: Ringier AG
Ringier is a diversified media company with about 6,900 employees across 18 countries. Founded in 1833, Ringier manages leading brands in print, TV, radio, online and mobile media and runs successful print, entertainment and internet businesses. "
target parent: Swisscom
target: Admeira AG
Admeira is Switzerland's largest marketing company. They represent more than 80 strong media brands in the print, radio, TV, online and digital out-of-home domains. They provide their clients with tailored advertising and sponsorship solutions for cross-media campaigns.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/11/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Bond Brand Loyalty, acquired rDialogue

synopsis: Bond Brand Loyalty, a global customer experience and loyalty management company, has acquired rDialogue, a customer marketing firm. The acquisition bolsters Bond’s expertise in strategic advisory services to help brands strengthen relationships and optimize the customer journey across all human and digital touch points.
buyer: Bond Brand Loyalty
Bond is a global, data-driven customer experience and loyalty management business. It specializes in the Marketing, Measurement, and Management of powerful experiences that build brand loyalty for the world’s most influential brands. "
target: rDialogue
rDialogue is a customer marketing firm that accelerates the development of smart and profitable relationships between leading brands and customers. The data-driven firm blends science and art to develop and execute innovative marketing strategies around loyalty and relationship marketing.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ben Lilley, will acquire McCann Australia

synopsis: Ben Lilley, the former CEO of McCann Australia, will acquire McCann Australia from McCann Worldgroup, the world’s leading ad agency network. McCann Australia is an Australian creative agency that turns emotional truths into compelling stories to transform and build brands that last.
buyer: Ben Lilley
Ben Lilley is an Australian creative entrepreneur and private investor. Ben Lilley has a number of private investments and is interested in advertising and marketing businesses in creative, data, digital, design, media and PR. "
target parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
target: McCann Australia
McCann Australia is an Australian creative agency. McCann Australia provides their clients with a completely integrated and comprehensive marketing services offering. The agency turns emotional truths into compelling stories to transform and build brands that last.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Modi Marketing LLC merged with KWSM Digital,

synopsis: KWSM, a full-service digital marketing agency with offices in Orange County, CA, Atlanta, GA, and Las Vegas, NV is merging with Modi Marketing, a marketing agency based in San Diego, CA. Modi Marketing provides small to mid-sized companies with marketing strategies and ongoing support designed to generate leads and grow revenue.
buyer: KWSM Digital
KWSM is based in Orange County, CA, with offices in Atlanta, GA and Las Vegas, NV. KWSM is a full-service digital agency with services including social media management, digital advertising, influencer marketing, video production, website design & development, and search engine optimization. "
target: Modi Marketing LLC
Modi Marketing is a marketing agency based in San Diego, CA. The agency provides small to mid-sized companies with marketing strategies and ongoing support designed to generate leads and grow revenue. Modi has served local clients under the leadership of Owner Krystina Feucht.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/8/2020 via PR Newswire

GMLV, acquired The Byne Group, Inc.

synopsis: GMLV, a Newark, NJ/NY area based integrated marketing communications agency, announced that it has merged with The Byne Group, an award-winning strategic branding and integrated marketing agency. TBG has helped clients grow their brand through creative guidance, design, collaboration, and strategic thinking for over twenty years.
buyer: GMLV
GMLV is a full-service integrated marketing and communications company serving national and regional clients with award-winning work in brand-identity, creative and marketing services, media planning and buying, digital and public relations. "
target: The Byne Group, Inc.
The Byne Group (TBG) is an award-winning strategic branding and integrated marketing agency. TBG has helped clients grow their brand through creative guidance, design, collaboration, and strategic thinking for over twenty years.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Fitzco, acquired Fitzco

synopsis: Dave Fitzgerald, founder and chairman of Fitzco, has acquired the company back from Interpublic Group of Companies, a global provider of marketing solutions. Fitzco is a full-service agency with combined capabilities across advertising, strategic planning, media, digital, creative technology, performance marketing and design.
buyer: Fitzco
Fitzco is a full-service marketing agency that helps brands find their unique place in culture. Fitzco's capabilities include advertising, strategic planning, media, digital, creative technology, performance marketing and design. The agency has helped brands such as Coka-Cola, MGM Resorts, and more."
target parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
target: Fitzco
Fitzco is a full-service marketing agency that helps brands find their unique place in culture. Fitzco's capabilities include advertising, strategic planning, media, digital, creative technology, performance marketing and design. The agency has helped brands such as Coka-Cola, MGM Resorts, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Inc & Co, acquired Brass Agency

synopsis: Inc & Co, a collective group of marketing agencies in the UK, has acquired Brass Agency, a full-service marketing agency in the UK. Brass helps their clients design and deliver just the right experience for their brand. Brass has diverse experience across digital, shopper, media, PR, insight, advertising, mobile, branding, search and content.
buyer: Inc & Co
Inc & Co is a collective group of marketing agencies in the UK. Inc & Co is redefining the landscape by bringing agencies into a creative collective that empowers them to deliver a dynamic portfolio of services to clients. "
target: Brass Agency
Brass is an independent full-service marketing agency in the UK. Brass helps their clients design and deliver just the right experience for their brand. Brass has diverse experience across digital, shopper, media, PR, insight, advertising, mobile, branding, search and content.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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 ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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 ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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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)
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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 ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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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)
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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)
EV / rev
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)
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$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
$102.91
Net Income ($mm)
$75.66
Employees
5445
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,600.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$282.63
EBIT ($mm)
$240.86
Net Income ($mm)
$232.55
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
2019
rev ($mm)
$8,605.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,397.70
EBIT ($mm)
$1,115.70
Net Income ($mm)
$653.30
Employees
54000
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,011.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$414.19
EBIT ($mm)
$322.89
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6701
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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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