Like Online Automotive Solutions

closed 3/28/2018 via BusinessWire

UpCurve, Inc., acquired Online Automotive Solutions

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US, has acquired substantially all the assets of Online Automotive Solutions, a tech-enabled video, data and auto-focused inventory solutions provider, through UpCurve, their digital marketing company.
buyer parent: New Media Investment Group
buyer: UpCurve, Inc.
UpCurve provides products and services that support stronger growth, greater productivity and company-wide efficiency. Their products include digital marketing, CRM software and integration, marketing automation, cloud solutions, voice and email communication offerings, and small business financing."
target: Online Automotive Solutions
Online Automotive Solutions is a tech-enabled video, data and auto-focused inventory solutions provider. Their core business strategy is to leverage best in class technologies to save dealers’ time—time that should be spent prospecting and selling cars.
price ($mm)
$4.00
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announced 7/23/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Taboola, will acquire Connexity

synopsis: Taboola, a global leader in powering recommendations for the open web, helping people discover things they may like, is to acquire Connexity from Symphony Technology Group. Connexity is a technology and data-driven performance marketing company that helps retailers acquire new customers and drive incremental sales.
buyer: Taboola (TBLA:$1,188.89)
Taboola powers recommendations for the open web, helping people discover things they may like. The company’s platform, powered by artificial intelligence, is used by digital properties, including websites, devices and mobile apps, to drive monetization and user engagement. "
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: Connexity
Connexity is a technology and data-driven performance marketing company that helps retailers acquire new customers and drive incremental sales. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company operates sites and business services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany.
price ($mm)
$800
rev ($mm)
$188
EBITDA ($mm)
$44
EV / rev
4.3x
EV / EBITDA
18.0x
closed 1/29/2014 via Company Press Release

The SAVO Group, ltd., acquired StoryQuest Inc.

synopsis: The SAVO Group has acquired StoryQuest, Inc. StoryQuest Inc. provides real-world stories and content in multimedia formats into mobile tools for customer reference, learning, and sales enablement.
buyer: The SAVO Group, ltd.
SAVO is the leading provider of sales enablement solutions. SAVO’s on-demand sales enablement platform maximizes the sales team’s ability to communicate value and differentiation in clear, consistent and compelling ways. "
target: StoryQuest Inc.
StoryQuest Inc. provides real-world stories and content in multimedia formats into mobile tools for customer reference, learning, and sales enablement.
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closed 7/13/2021 via PR Newswire

XLerate Group, acquired Liquid Motors Inc.

synopsis: The XLerate Group has acquired Liquid Motors, a critical service provider to independent auctions, dealers, marketplaces, and key industry participants. Liquid Motors offers various software and services that create competitive advantages by generating and capturing more cost-effective Internet leads by utilizing a variety of online channels.
buyer parent: Huron Capital Partners LLC
buyer: XLerate Group
XLerate Group Auctions are a leading group of independent auctions with over 20 different simulcast online/physical sales combined with remote and off-site dealer sales, in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin, "
target: Liquid Motors Inc.
Liquid Motors offers the automotive industry comprehensive Internet marketing solutions designed to maximize lead generation. For automotive dealers, they provide a variety of software and services that create competitive advantages by generating and capturing more cost-effective Internet leads.
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closed 3/1/2021 via Company Press Release

Francisco Partners Management LLC, purchased International Business from CDK Global

synopsis: CDK Global, Inc., a leading provider of dealer management systems (DMS) and integrated information technology solutions to the automotive retailing and adjacent industries, has completed the sale of its CDK International business segment (CDKI) to Francisco Partners.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses. Francisco Partners has raised approximately $24 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 300 technology companies. "
seller: CDK Global (CDK:$1,950.90)
CDK Global is a leading global provider technology solutions to the automotive industry. Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world.
price ($mm)
$1,450
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$97
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
15.0x
closed 4/22/2020 via PR Newswire

Ansira, purchased Digital Marketing Business from CDK Global

synopsis: Ansira, an independent global marketing services and solutions company, has acquired the CDK Global Digital Marketing Business. The CDK Digital Marketing Business uses powerful proprietary websites and advertising technology to improve the customer experience and drive unique visitors across a multi-tiered automotive landscape.
buyer parent: Advent International
buyer: Ansira
Ansira is an independent, global marketing agency that enables clients to prioritize customer experiences. Ansira believes designing relevant, persuasive experiences for all the right moments is the only way to strengthen relationships, cultivate brand loyalists, and assure profitable growth. "
seller: CDK Global (CDK:$1,950.90)
CDK Global is a leading global provider technology solutions to the automotive industry. The CDK Digital Marketing Business uses powerful proprietary websites and advertising technology to improve the customer experience and drive unique visitors across a multi-tiered automotive landscape.
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announced 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

JTZ Enterprise, will acquire Higher Turnover

synopsis: JTZ Enterprise, a leading Website and Internet Marketing Solutions Provider for the auto industry and businesses of all types, has acquired Higher Turnover, a company that serves automotive car dealers and sales persons with affordable online advertising solutions.
buyer: JTZ Enterprise
JTZ Enterprise LLC is a leading Website and Internet Marketing Solutions Provider for all businesses types. JTZ Enterprise was founded in May 1995 and always had a focus on the Automotive Industry, in general, while at the same time serving the needs of businesses of all types. "
target: Higher Turnover
Since 2005, Higher Turnover, LLC has been serving automotive car dealers and sales persons with affordable online advertising solutions. They offer custom website development, window stickers, eBay and Craigs List posting tools, inventory management, lead management, automotive SEO and more.
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closed 4/17/2018 via BusinessWire

Carvana, acquired Car360

synopsis: Carvana, a leading e-commerce platform for buying used cars, has acquired fellow technology innovator Car360. The Car360 platform enables interactive visualization of cars and related data and increases revenue for businesses that currently use pictures or videos for merchandising or inspecting vehicles.
buyer: Carvana (CVNA:$858.87)
Carvana enables consumers to quickly and easily buy a car online, including finding their preferred vehicle, qualifying for financing, getting a trade-in value, signing contracts, and receiving as-soon-as-next-day delivery or pickup. "
target: Car360
Car360, Inc. is at the forefront of bringing computer vision and augmented reality to the auto industry. The Car360 platform enables interactive visualization of cars and related data and increases revenue for businesses that currently use pictures or videos for merchandising or inspecting vehicles.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
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closed 10/25/2017 via PR Newswire

Team Velocity Marketing, acquired Car-Mercial

synopsis: Team Velocity Marketing has acquired the industry leader in video pre-roll, Car-Mercial. Car-Mercial helps automotive manufacturers and dealerships implement digital marketing campaigns to attract and service more customers. They offer strategies to increase traffic and sales through search engine optimization and reputation management.
buyer: Team Velocity Marketing
Team Velocity Marketing is the most sophisticated, data-driven marketing agency serving the automotive industry. Team Velocity has been developing proprietary technology that works exclusively for analyzing the automotive market. "
target: Car-Mercial
Car-Mercial is the leader in video pre-roll. Car-Mercial helps automotive manufacturers and dealerships implement digital marketing campaigns to attract and service more customers. They offer strategies to increase traffic and sales through search engine optimization and reputation management.
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closed 8/21/2017 via GlobeNewswire

A5 Capital Inc., acquired Shift Marketing Studio, Inc.

synopsis: Ontario, Canada-based Shift Marketing Studio, Inc. has been acquired by A5 Capital, an investment group also based in Ontario. Founded in 2010, Shift Marketing Studio provides digital loyalty and conquest marketing programs to a client base of over 900 Canadian auto dealerships.
buyer: A5 Capital Inc.
A5 Capital is a hands-on investment firm seeking to acquire a controlling stake in a private company. Post acquisition, the A5 Capital team will take an active role, working along-side management in order to grow and build on the company's legacy. "
target: Shift Marketing Studio, Inc.
Shift Marketing Studio provides digital loyalty and conquest marketing programs to a client base of over 900 Canadian auto dealerships. The company improves dealerships’ bottom lines by engaging potential customers through discounts and promotional offers for pre-negotiated deals.
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closed 8/7/2017 via PR Web

Dealer Authority, acquired Dealer Authority

synopsis: Tyson Madliger, Founder and CEO, has acquired all shares of Dealer Authority, a boutique automotive digital marketing agency specializing in search and social. Founded in 2013, Dealer Authority focuses on manual, strategy-driven solutions for automotive dealers.
buyer: Dealer Authority
Dealer Authority is an automotive digital marketing firm specializing in high-end marketing delivery in search, social, website management, and consulting. Founded in 2013, Dealer Authority focuses on manual, strategy-driven solutions for dealers. "
target: Dealer Authority
Dealer Authority is an automotive digital marketing firm specializing in high-end marketing delivery in search, social, website management, and consulting. Founded in 2013, Dealer Authority focuses on manual, strategy-driven solutions for dealers.
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closed 5/4/2017 via PR Web

Stream Companies, acquired WorldDealer, Inc.

synopsis: Stream Companies, a full service advertising agency, is pleased to announce it has acquired WorldDealer, a company that provides auto dealers with full-service, turnkey traditional and digital solutions. They blend online and offline marketing strategies to create a seamless communication approach for auto dealers.
buyer: Stream Companies
Stream Companies is a full service advertising agency that specializes in launching, positioning, and long term management of brands on full service contracts and a project-by-project basis. "
target: WorldDealer, Inc.
WorldDealer, Inc. was founded in April 2000 and provides auto dealers with full-service, turnkey traditional and digital solutions. They blend online and offline marketing strategies to create a seamless communication approach for auto dealers.
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closed 12/5/2016 via Company Press Release

Spokes Marketing merged with Strategic Factory,

synopsis: Strategic Factory, a cross-media marketing company, announces a strategic merger with Spokes Marketing, an ad agency specializing in digital marketing for small and medium-sized businesses since 2006.
buyer: Strategic Factory
Strategic Factory encourages collaboration between strategy and creativity to deliver powerful, cohesive and innovative campaigns. Services include marketing, graphic design, printing, mailing, signage, promotional products, and customized apparel. "
target: Spokes Marketing
Spokes Marketing is an ad agency specializing in digital marketing for small and medium-sized businesses since 2006. Spokes helps clients grow their businesses by generating leads.
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closed 4/23/2015 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Net Driven

synopsis: Net Driven, a premier provider of web solutions and Internet marketing services for the automotive industry, has been acquired by Internet Brands. The acquisition furthers Internet Brands' position as a leading provider of technology solutions for the automotive industry.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. "
target: Net Driven
Net Driven® is the most trusted provider of digital marketing strategies designed exclusively for the automotive industry. Net Driven delivers the highest return on investment by helping dealers compete and succeed against the competition.
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closed 1/19/2015 via PR Newswire

DealerSocket, Inc., acquired DealerFire

synopsis: DealerSocket has acquired DealerFire, a provider of custom automotive websites and digital marketing. DealerFire provides custom automotive website solutions from large automotive dealer groups to independent dealers; supplying dealerships with extensive automotive websites, mobile applications, content marketing, and search engine marketing (SEM).
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: DealerSocket, Inc.
DealerSocket provides the automotive industry with the most comprehensive Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution available to the market today, allowing auto dealers to save time, save money, and improve sales staff effectiveness with one consolidated product. "
target: DealerFire
DealerFire is a custom automotive web design and digital marketing firm that has been providing leading internet solutions and direct leads to large dealership groups and independent car dealers internationally for over a decade.
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closed 1/12/2015 via BNC Analysis

WebMotors S.A., acquired VMotors

synopsis: Santander-owned Webmotors, a Brazil classifieds portal specializing in cars, has acquired VMotors, a technology and marketing-based firm. VMotors is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro and provides digital tools for dealerships, which need to manage their online businesses in the cars segment.
buyer parent: Banco Santander, S.A.
buyer: WebMotors S.A.
WebMotors S.A. operates a Web site for new and used automotives. It also provides Car Schedule, an automatic system that includes features of individual user's vehicle. "
target: VMotors
VMotors is a company specialized in providing digital services and web marketing. VMotors is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro and provides digital tools for dealerships, which need to manage their online businesses in the cars segment.
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closed 8/19/2014 via Market Wire

Search Optics, acquired DigiGo

synopsis: Search Optics, one of the nation's leading digital marketing solutions providers with a specialty in automotive, announced it has acquired KPA's DigiGo division, formerly known as TK Carsites. DigiGo provides the most innovative digital marketing solutions available to the automotive industry.
buyer: Search Optics
Search Optics is a digital marketing company that specializes in custom, integrated solutions with an emphasis on ROI-based solutions. The company uses an uncommon blend of leading edge technology and human interaction to turn virtual traffic into measurable results. "
target parent: Wiegers Capital Partners
target: DigiGo
DigiGo provides the most innovative digital marketing solutions available to the automotive industry. DigiGo products and services – including custom websites, SEO, and social media management – optimize dealers’ online presence by increasing traffic, conversion, and impression share.
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closed 8/19/2013 via PR Newswire

Reynolds & Reynolds, acquired iMakeNews, Inc. (IMN)

synopsis: Reynolds and Reynolds, a leading provider of automobile dealership software, services, and forms, announced that the company has acquired iMakeNews, Inc. (IMN), the digital marketing company that delivers branded newsletters and content for automotive and other vertical markets.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Reynolds & Reynolds
Reynolds and Reynolds delivers the software, business forms and supplies, and professional services that support all areas of automotive retailing for car dealers and automakers. Its solutions help improve the customer experience and help make the dealer's business more efficient and profitable. "
target: iMakeNews, Inc. (IMN)
iMakeNews, Inc. (IMN) focuses on the creation, distribution, and management of e-communications services. Growing beyond e-newletters, the company expanded its offerings to include direct marketing solutions that use weblogs, mini-sites, e-mail, analysis, and management tools.
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closed 8/2/2013 via PE Hub

PureCars, acquired Ronin Solutions

synopsis: PureCars announced that it has acquired Ronin Solutions, a company dedicated to helping automotive dealerships maximize digital marketing efforts.
buyer: PureCars
PureCars has four main products; Value Report, Trade-In Report, SmartComments, and SmartAdvertising.Their products are fully automated, which improves the dealership’s usage and success rate. PureCars successfully helps thousands of dealers nationwide, including some of the top dealer groups. "
target: Ronin Solutions
Ronin Solutions is a company dedicated to helping automotive dealerships maximize digital marketing efforts.
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closed 10/2/2012 via PR Newswire

DealerTrack, Inc., acquired ClickMotive

synopsis: DealerTrack announced the acquisition of ClickMotive LP, a leading provider of interactive marketing solutions for the automotive retailing industry. ClickMotive is the innovator of an award-winning digital marketing platform that combines the power of Web, mobile, search, social, video, inventory, call-tracking, tag, and dashboard tools.
buyer: DealerTrack, Inc. (TRAK:$993.05)
DealerTrack's intuitive and high-value web-based software solutions and services enhance efficiency and profitability for all major segments of the automotive retail industry, including dealers, lenders, OEMs, third-party retailers, agents, and aftermarket providers. "
target: ClickMotive
ClickMotive is the only company to deliver the powerful combination of website design, video, and dynamic search – in a single product, on a single platform, for one low cost, using 100% in-house technology.
price ($mm)
$49
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closed 3/28/2018 via BusinessWire

UpCurve, Inc., acquired Online Automotive Solutions

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US, has acquired substantially all the assets of Online Automotive Solutions, a tech-enabled video, data and auto-focused inventory solutions provider, through UpCurve, their digital marketing company.
buyer parent: New Media Investment Group
buyer: UpCurve, Inc.
UpCurve provides products and services that support stronger growth, greater productivity and company-wide efficiency. Their products include digital marketing, CRM software and integration, marketing automation, cloud solutions, voice and email communication offerings, and small business financing."
target: Online Automotive Solutions
Online Automotive Solutions is a tech-enabled video, data and auto-focused inventory solutions provider. Their core business strategy is to leverage best in class technologies to save dealers’ time—time that should be spent prospecting and selling cars.
price ($mm)
$4.00
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closed 11/5/2020 via BusinessWire

SugarCRM Inc, acquired W-Systems Corp.

synopsis: SugarCRM announced the acquisition of W-Systems, a CRM and marketing automation solutions and services provider. New Jersey-based, W-Systems, a division of Gannett’s UpCurve, Inc., is Sugar’s North America Reseller of the Year in 2020 and one of the company’s largest global implementation partners.
buyer parent: Accel-KKR
buyer: SugarCRM Inc
SugarCRM is a customer experience leader enabling businesses to create profitable customer relationships by delivering personalized experiences throughout the customer journey. SugarCRM strengthens existing customer relationships through actionable insights and intelligent automation. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: W-Systems Corp.
W-Systems has over 60 CRM professionals focused on designing, developing, implementing and supporting useful and cost effective solutions for their clients. They provide process design, application customization, data and application integration, technical installation, training, and support.
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closed 3/28/2018 via BusinessWire

UpCurve, Inc., acquired Online Automotive Solutions

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US, has acquired substantially all the assets of Online Automotive Solutions, a tech-enabled video, data and auto-focused inventory solutions provider, through UpCurve, their digital marketing company.
buyer parent: New Media Investment Group
buyer: UpCurve, Inc.
UpCurve provides products and services that support stronger growth, greater productivity and company-wide efficiency. Their products include digital marketing, CRM software and integration, marketing automation, cloud solutions, voice and email communication offerings, and small business financing."
target: Online Automotive Solutions
Online Automotive Solutions is a tech-enabled video, data and auto-focused inventory solutions provider. Their core business strategy is to leverage best in class technologies to save dealers’ time—time that should be spent prospecting and selling cars.
price ($mm)
$4.00
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closed 3/22/2016 via BusinessWire

Propel Marketing, acquired ThriveHive

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc. announced that Propel Business Services, Inc. dba Propel Marketing, a leading national provider of digital marketing products and solutions for local businesses, has acquired ThriveHive. ThriveHive is a Massachusetts-based firm known for its award-winning marketing software designed specifically for small businesses.
buyer parent: New Media Investment Group Inc.
buyer: Propel Marketing
Propel Marketing, a division of Propel Business Services, Inc., is a leading digital solutions provider helping local businesses connect with more customers. Propel Business Services, Inc. serves as a trusted online expert offering leading-edge technology, quality customer service, and results. "
target: ThriveHive
ThriveHive is an all-in-one marketing platform that gives local businesses a custom marketing plan and provides the tools and expertise to do it all in one place. ThriveHive is a Massachusetts-based firm known for its award-winning marketing software designed specifically for small businesses.
price ($mm)
$12
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closed 3/28/2018 via BusinessWire

UpCurve, Inc., acquired Online Automotive Solutions

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US, has acquired substantially all the assets of Online Automotive Solutions, a tech-enabled video, data and auto-focused inventory solutions provider, through UpCurve, their digital marketing company.
buyer parent: New Media Investment Group
buyer: UpCurve, Inc.
UpCurve provides products and services that support stronger growth, greater productivity and company-wide efficiency. Their products include digital marketing, CRM software and integration, marketing automation, cloud solutions, voice and email communication offerings, and small business financing."
target: Online Automotive Solutions
Online Automotive Solutions is a tech-enabled video, data and auto-focused inventory solutions provider. Their core business strategy is to leverage best in class technologies to save dealers’ time—time that should be spent prospecting and selling cars.
price ($mm)
$4.00
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announced 6/23/2021 via PR Newswire

HH Global, will acquire Adare International

synopsis: HH Global, a global outsourced marketing execution provider, will acquire Adare International from Endless LLP, a private equity firm in the UK. Adare is a British marketing company that helps brands connect with their customers. They provide services for shopper marketing, event management, digital, direct marketing, print management, and more.
buyer: HH Global
Founded in 1991, HH Global is a global outsourced marketing execution provider. They develop innovative solutions that drive down the cost of their clients’ physical marketing procurement and content development, while improving quality, sustainability, and speed to market. "
target parent: Endless LLP
target: Adare International
Adare International is a British marketing company. Adare helps brands connect with their customers, creatively and effectively, in a multi-channel world. They provide services for creative, shopper marketing, event management, digital, direct marketing, print management, and more.
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closed 6/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

ISOSKELE, acquired TimeOne Group

synopsis: The La Poste group, through its subsidiary ISOSKELE, a specialist in data marketing & communication, announces the takeover of TimeOne Group, a digital marketing company. Present in 3 cities in France, it combines media activation and technologies in order to transform advertisers’ investments into measurable and sustainable performance.
buyer parent: Le Groupe La Poste
buyer: ISOSKELE
ISOSKELE is a subsidiary of the La Poste group that specializes in data marketing & communication created in 2019. ISOSKELE reinvents the relationship between brands and individuals using integrated precision mechanics that synchronizes data & consumer science, creativity & marketing technology. "
target: TimeOne Group
TimeOne Group, specialized in digital marketing, is a major player in customer acquisition. Present in 3 cities in France, it combines media activation and technologies in order to transform advertisers’ investments into measurable and sustainable performance.
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announced 6/9/2021 via BusinessWire

Entravision Communications Corporation, will acquire MediaDonuts

synopsis: Entravision Communications Corporation, a diversified global media, data and advertising technology company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MediaDonuts, a leading digital marketing performance and branding company with operations across seven countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
buyer: Entravision Communications Corporation (EVC:$428.66)
Entravision is a diversified global media, data and advertising technology company that reaches and engages Latino consumers in the U.S. and other markets. Entravision's portfolio includes television and radio stations, digital media properties and advertising technology platforms. "
target: MediaDonuts
MediaDonuts is a leading digital marketing performance and branding company with operations across seven countries in the Asia-Pacific region. MediaDonuts offers extensive digital advertising capabilities through its strategic partnerships with major global media and technology platforms.
price ($mm)
$15
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closed 6/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Accenture, acquired Entropia Group

synopsis: Accenture has announced its third acquisition of June 2021, this time buying international ad agency Entropia. Entropia is a new age data-driven marketing consultancy based in Malaysia. Its vision is to help brands in the digital age, add more happiness to people's lives via highly relevant, delightful & authentic connections.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$47,949.38)
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. "
target: Entropia Group
ENTROPIA is a new age data-driven marketing consultancy based in Malaysia. Its vision is to help brands in the digital age, add more happiness to people's lives via highly relevant, delightful & authentic connections.
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closed 5/20/2021 via Company Press Release

LLYC, acquired APACHE

synopsis: LLYC takes a further step in its growth strategy with the acquisition of the digital marketing and performance consultancy APACHE, specialized in contributing to the transformation and growth of its clients' businesses. 
buyer: LLYC
Llorente & Cuenca (LLYC) is the leading communications, reputation management and public affairs consultancy firm with a presence in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. It has twenty three partners and more than 480 professionals. It currently operates in 13 countries through 16 offices. "
target: APACHE
APACHE is a Madrid-based digital marketing and performance consultancy, specialized in contributing to the transformation and growth of its clients' businesses. APACHE develops its activity from a comprehensive conception of communication and marketing strategies aimed at achieving results.
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closed 5/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Clarity PR, acquired 3WhiteHats

synopsis: Clarity PR, a fast-growing, international communications agency, has acquired 3WhiteHats, a search and digital marketing agency, focused on helping companies get the most out of their websites and their online presence. 3WhiteHats provide management, consultancy and training in SEO, PPC, Web Analytics, online PR and digital strategy.
buyer: Clarity PR
Clarity PR is a fast-growing, international communications agency with offices in New York, London, San Francisco and Los Angeles with partners and staff in most major European markets. They specialize in Public Relations, Media Relations, Communication, Social Media, and Content Creation. "
target: 3WhiteHats
3WhiteHats is a search and digital marketing agency, focused on helping companies get the most out of their websites and their online presence. 3WhiteHats provide management, consultancy and training in SEO, PPC, Web Analytics, online PR and digital strategy.
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closed 5/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Mogae Media PVT. Ltd., acquired Rediffusion

synopsis: Mogae Media, a leading provider of integrated mobile marketing services in India, has acquired Rediffusion, India’s largest, independent full-service advertising agency. Rediffusion builds effective advertising campaigns for leading brands in various industries. They offer brand advisory, creative content development, and digital design services.
buyer: Mogae Media PVT. Ltd.
Mogae Media is a leading provider of integrated mobile marketing services in India. Mogae reaches to over 80% of India’s mobile subscriber base, from Uber customers in leading metros to the smallest and remotest village across rural India. "
target: Rediffusion
Rediffusion is India’s largest, independent full-service advertising agency. Rediffusion builds effective advertising campaigns for leading brands in various industries. They offer brand advisory, creative content development, and digital design services.
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closed 4/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Astound Group, acquired Patio Interactive

synopsis: ASTOUND, a global brand experience agency, has acquired PATIO Interactive, a Toronto-based digital agency specializing in technology-driven and interactive solutions. The move enhances ASTOUND's digital division, ASTOUND Digital, expanding its user-driven experiential offerings across a range of categories, including Augmented Reality and VR.
buyer: Astound Group
ASTOUND Group is a global brand experience agency that specializes in the design and execution of memorable experiences. Their core services include digital experiences, architectural fabrication, brand strategy and development, retail design and manufacturing, experiential events, and environments."
target: Patio Interactive
Canada-based PATIO Interactive is a digital marketing design and development agency specializing in technology-driven and interactive solutions. Their services include AR and VR experiences, custom web applications, scripting & storyboarding, animations & graphics, branding, advertising, and more.
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closed 4/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Making Science Group, S.A., acquired 360 Conversion Analytics

synopsis: Spain-based Making Science, a European technology and adtech company specializing in ecommerce and digital transformation, has acquired 360 Conversion Analytics, a digital marketing agency specializing in optimizing user journeys, conversions, user experience, and analytics.
buyer: Making Science Group, S.A. (BME:MAKS:$70.82)
Based in Spain, Making Science is a technology and digital marketing consultancy specializing in e-commerce and digital transformation. Its business model responds to the growing need for companies to digitize their entire value chain, particularly in the area of marketing. "
target: 360 Conversion Analytics
360 Conversion Analytics is a digital marketing agency specializing in optimizing user journeys, conversions, user experience, and analytics. The company's services include conversion rate optimization, AB & multi-variate testing, digital analytics, consulting & staff augmentation, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/25/2021 via PR Newswire

High Level Marketing will be merged with Bell Media, LLC,

synopsis: Bell Media, an Alabama based website and digital marketing agency, and High Level Marketing, a Michigan based website and digital marketing agency, announced a merger. With this merger, the combined company will widen its geographical reach and further cement itself as a market leader in the website and digital marketing industry.
buyer: Bell Media, LLC
Bell Media is a leading digital marketing agency that is focused on delivering desired business outcomes for clients. The company is a Google Premier Partner, and a 6X Inc 5000 Company, with offices in Montgomery, Birmingham, Nashville and Houston. "
target: High Level Marketing
High Level Marketing (HLM) is a Michigan based full-service digital marketing agency that serves small and mid-sized businesses who have a desire to grow. HLM provides exceptional services that are supported by its proprietary Footprint® and MYCE® technology.
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closed 3/24/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Vincit Oy, acquired VURIA

synopsis: Vincit, a software development and design company based in Finland, has acquired VURIA, a website design and mobile app development firm. VURIA merges creativity with technology to produce game-changing solutions for their clients. They speciallize in eCommerce websites, branding, online marketing campaigns, CRM solutions, and custom mobile apps.
buyer: Vincit Oy (HLSE:VINCIT:$61.96)
Vincit is a software development and design company based in Tampere, Finland. The company provides software development, service design, and ICT outsourcing services. Founded in 2007, Vincit employs more than 320 professionals and is ranked first in Europe in the Great Place to Work study. "
target: VURIA
VURIA is a website design and mobile app development firm. VURIA merges creativity with technology to produce game-changing solutions for their clients. They speciallize in eCommerce websites, branding, online marketing campaigns, CRM solutions, and custom mobile apps.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Vertical Square SAS, acquired Studio B52

synopsis: Lormont, France-based Studio B52 has been acquired by French communication agency group Vertical Square. Studio B52 is a communication & digital marketing agency that has a solid reputation for 360 communication, digital and print, with major national and regional brands.
buyer: Vertical Square SAS
Based in France, Vertical Square is a group of communication agencies deployed across the country in the areas of strategy consulting, identity, graphic design, publishing, events, digital marketing. Vertical Square helps businesses appear on the first page of search engines via semantic technology."
target: Studio B52
Studio B52 is a French communication & digital marketing agency. Since its creation in 1994, the Lormont-based agency Studio B52 has acquired a solid reputation in the service of franchises, networks and groups for 360 communication, digital and print, with major national and regional brands.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/3/2021 via BusinessWire

Acceleration Partners, acquired R.O.EYE

synopsis: Acceleration Partners, the premier global partner marketing agency, announced that it has acquired the agency business of R.O.EYE, a Manchester-based performance marketing agency dedicated to optimizing digital media performance.
buyer parent: Mountaingate Capital
buyer: Acceleration Partners
Acceleration Partners is the premier global partner marketing agency. By focusing on Better People, Better Process and Better Performance, their team sets the standard for how brands efficiently grow and refine their marketing partnerships anywhere in the world. "
target: R.O.EYE
R.O.EYE is a Manchester-based performance marketing agency dedicated to optimizing digital media performance. They specialize in affiliate marketing, digital marketing, performance marketing, digital media buying, performance social marketing, programmatic display, and more.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Kaleyra S.p.a, will acquire mGage

synopsis: Kaleyra announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire mGage, a Vivial company. mGage serves its customers through its cloud-based enterprise mobile messaging platform Communicate Pro, their API solution Connect, as well as Omnichannel mobile messaging offering such as SMS, MMS and RCS.
buyer: Kaleyra S.p.a (AMEX:KLR:$153.45)
Kaleyra is a leading CPaaS (Communication-Platform-as-a-Service) company, empowering businesses to communicate safely, securely, and seamlessly. With offices in Europe, Asia, and the United States, Kaleyra has become a worldwide provider of innovative cloud-based communications solutions. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: mGage
mGage is a global mobile engagement provider with more than 15 years of mobile CRM (mCRM) experience. Their SaaS, cloud-based technology enables brands to intelligently personalize mobile communications for the omni-channel consumer, across marketing and customer care interactions.
price ($mm)
$215
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

CTI Digital Limited, acquired Mosquito Digital Ltd.

synopsis: An internet improvement and digital advertising and marketing company, CTI Digital, primarily based in Manchester has acquired a counterpart, Mosquito Digital, within the metropolis center. CTI has snapped up model communication and efficiency advertising and marketing company Mosquito, which is positioned within the Northern Quarter.
buyer: CTI Digital Limited
CTI Digital is a full service digital agency in the UK that specialises in open source web development. They also offer digital marketing and creative design services for respected clients in all industries. They are one of the UK’s leading full service digital agencies with a growing team. "
target: Mosquito Digital Ltd.
Mosquito is a creative digital brand communications agency based in Manchester and Cheshire. Winning Digital SME 2020, the agency combines award-winning digital creative, user experience and engagement with a heritage of brand building and integrated marketing know-how.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Byte Club Limited merged with Dept Agency,

synopsis: Martech agency Byte has merged with Dept, an international digital agency, as the pair look to strengthen end-to-end digital services for their clients. Byte is a London-based marketing technology agency. They combine creative, media, data and technology to help businesses generate revenue and scale returns from digital platforms.
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: Byte Club Limited
Byte is a London-based marketing technology agency. They combine creative, media, data and technology to help businesses generate revenue and scale returns from digital platforms.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/5/2021 via BusinessWire

Blue Cypress, acquired BuzzShift

synopsis: BuzzShift, an industry-leading full-service growth marketing agency and business consultancy servicing a portfolio of clients nationwide, announced it has been acquired by New Orleans-based Blue Cypress, a family of companies that launches new brands and acquires existing businesses as a part of their evergreen, or long-term, investment strategy.
buyer: Blue Cypress
Blue Cypress is a family of companies that launches new brands and acquires existing businesses as a part of their evergreen, or long-term, investment strategy. "
target: BuzzShift
Founded in 2010, BuzzShift is a full-service growth marketing agency and business consultancy specializing in creating long-term, sustainable growth for start-up, scaling, and industry-leading e-commerce brands.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Phoenix Innovate, acquired Avanzado

synopsis: Phoenix Innovate, a marketing firm that helps organizations big and small solve their business problems, has acquired Avanzado LLC, a vertically integrated marketing company. Avanzado produces data driven, targeted communications to grow their customer's business. They offer services for direct mail, e-marketing, microsites, and more.
buyer: Phoenix Innovate
Phoenix Innovate is a marketing firm that helps organizations big and small solve their business problems. Phoenix Innovate focuses on understanding, finding and keeping audiences. They create transformative strategies and tactics that will resonate with their client's audience. "
target: Avanzado
Avanzado is a vertically integrated marketing company. Avanzado produces data driven, targeted communications to grow their customer's business. They specialize in digital solutions, data management, and creative services. They offer services for direct mail, e-marketing, microsites, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/3/2021 via GlobeNewswire

AudienceX, acquired Bigbuzz Marketing Group

synopsis: AudienceX, the largest independent trading desk built for performance marketers and agencies, announced that it has finalized its acquisition of New York-based online marketing agency Bigbuzz Marketing Group.
buyer: AudienceX
AudienceX is a digital advertising partner for brands and agencies. They offer strategic, unbiased, omnichannel performance solutions, and create value for their clients by delivering a combination of high-impact creative, and innovative technology, to help them effectively acquire customers. "
target: Bigbuzz Marketing Group
Bigbuzz Marketing Group is a bold collection of talented professionals on a mission to create inspired solutions that build brands, move merchandise, and change lives. They are digital sponges that soak up everything new in this constantly changing universe of technology.
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Solocal Group
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
$10.18
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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352
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Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
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Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$19.13
EBIT ($mm)
$16.27
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$17.99
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809
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Next 15
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$46.65
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$18.80
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Digital Generation, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
$14.46
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Net Income ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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$88.24
Net Income ($mm)
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Valtech SA
Valtech SA
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2016
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$213.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$13.44
EBIT ($mm)
$11.55
Net Income ($mm)
$3.52
Employees
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SoldOut
SoldOut
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2019
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$183.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.82
EBIT ($mm)
$6.72
Net Income ($mm)
$3.49
Employees
255
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Digital Garage Inc.
Digital Garage produces innovative contexts for the age of the internet by combining three crucial technologies, namely Information Technology, Marketing Technology and Financial Technology. Their core competence is in the integration of the unique areas of specialization in these technologies.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$171.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$23.20
EBIT ($mm)
$18.65
Net Income ($mm)
$24.22
Employees
376
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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.
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2018
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$164.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.56
EBIT ($mm)
$3.74
Net Income ($mm)
$3.30
Employees
313
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NetBooster Group
NetBooster Group
NetBooster is a leading independent European agency in digital performance marketing that makes its comprehensive expertise of digital marketing available to its clients to achieve the best possible performance for their investments.
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2016
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$155.67
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.43
EBIT ($mm)
$4.88
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$0.42
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571
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