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closed 7/5/2018 via PR Newswire

Marque Media, Inc., acquired PR Vein

synopsis: Marque Media, a leading full service communications agency, announced that it has successfully completed its offer to acquire PR VEIN, a successful boutique communications agency specializing in fashion and entertainment public relations.
buyer: Marque Media, Inc.
Marque Media, Inc. is an international social media and digital full service communication agency specializing in fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands both big and small. The agency was established in Los Angeles, California by award-winning digital influencer, Heidi Nazarudin. "
target: PR Vein
PR VEIN is a boutique strategic communications agency that merges incredible brands and people with tailored media outlets, creating a unique channel for clients to reach their target audience in a powerful way. Their agency has been helping brands, businesses and bloggers reach their objectives.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Talk Shop Media Ltd, acquired ROI Relations Inc.

synopsis: Talk Shop Media, one of Canada’s fastest-growing agencies, has announced the acquisition of ROI Relations, a digital media and public relations agency based in Toronto. Founded in 2011 by Samantha Diamond and Delphine Nicholls, ROI has grown to become a leading Canadian agency in the beauty and wellness sector.
buyer: Talk Shop Media Ltd
Talk Shop is the leader in the next generation of PR. Balancing earned media, paid exposure, digital marketing and thought leadership opportunities, Talk Shop creates award-winning strategies that push creative boundaries and exceed expectations. "
target: ROI Relations Inc.
ROI Relations is a digital media and public relations agency based in Toronto. Founded in 2011 by Samantha Diamond and Delphine Nicholls, ROI has grown to become a leading Canadian agency in the beauty and wellness sector.
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closed 7/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Steinreich Communications, acquired Kenwerks

synopsis: Steinreich Communications Group, Inc., the international public relations agency, has acquired Kenwerks, a leading fashion public relations and marketing firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles, headed by Kenneth Loo. All Kenwerks employees will be retained and will move into Steinreich offices on both coasts.
buyer: Steinreich Communications
Steinreich Communications represents some of the world's leading corporations and consumer brands. It is one of the nation's fastest growing, full-service public relations firms with offices in New York, New Jersey, Washington, Los Angeles, High Point, London, Frankfurt and Tel Aviv. "
target: Kenwerks
Kenwerks is a creative marketing firm that specializes in creative marketing, brand management, event production, public relations and creative direction.
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closed 4/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Santy Integrated, Inc., acquired S+L Communications

synopsis: S+L Communications, the Los Angeles-based, boutique agency that pioneered fashion and action sports PR on the west coast, was acquired by Santy, a full-service, integrated marketing communications firm based in Scottsdale, AZ. This allows both agencies to expand into new verticals and offer clients a full portfolio of advertising and PR services.
buyer: Santy Integrated, Inc.
Santy is a marketing communications agency offering branding, broadcast commercials, digital, social media, mobile, media planning/buying and public relations. Santy specializes in marketing to Gen X and Millennial Moms for multi-unit retail chains, consumer packaged goods and healthcare clients. "
target: S+L Communications
S+L Communications is a Los Angeles-based, boutique lifestyle public relations and marketing agency. They are storytellers, brand builders and strategic thinkers specializing in the fashion, footwear, accessories, action sports, and outdoor industries.
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closed 4/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

Gung Ho Communications Limited, acquired Coffin on Cake PR

synopsis: Consumer sport and lifestyle PR agency Gung Ho Communications has acquired London-based Coffin on Cake PR in a move that will double the size of the agency’s team. Coffin on Cake is a leading London-based multi-service communications agency operating in the fashion and lifestyle markets for UK, European and global clients.
buyer: Gung Ho Communications Limited
Gung Ho is a full service communications agency specialising in PR with skills across digital, design, events and marketing. Focused in the consumer lifestyle sector, Gung Ho retains a portfolio of international, European and UK clients. "
target: Coffin on Cake PR
Coffin on Cake is a leading multi-service communications agency operating in the fashion, sports and lifestyle markets. They create engaging comminication campaigns that enforce and elevate brand position, and deliver results that will support local and global growth.
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announced 3/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Attercopia Group, will acquire Label PR

synopsis: Label PR, a specialist agency working across fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands, was acquired by Attercopia Group, a creative and commercial marketing agency built to help clients profit from digital.
buyer: Attercopia Group
Attercopia is a creative and commercial marketing agency built to help clients profit from digital. They combine superior web development and digital marketing to attract, engage, sell to and serve a business' ideal customers. "
target: Label PR
Label PR is a specialist agency working across fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands. At Label PR they employ a combination of industry insight and keen consumer knowledge to create unique, positive and long-lasting campaigns that ‘stick’ with their clients and ‘stick’ in the mind of their customers.
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closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dani Lombard Public Relations Pty Limited merged with Soda Communications Pty Ltd,

synopsis: Dani Lombard Public Relations (DLPR) has merged with Soda Communications, a boutique PR consultancy in Australia. DLPR is an Australian boutique PR agency that specialises in consumer lifestyle brands. DLPR delivers premium and personalised PR services for consumer lifestyle brands across fashion, beauty, health & fitness, eco-living and more.
buyer: Soda Communications Pty Ltd
Soda Communications is a boutique PR consultancy in Australia. Soda Communications provides integrated solutions that helps craft conversations and influence the influencers. Their services include strategy development, media relations, issues management, digital PR, brand activation and more. "
target: Dani Lombard Public Relations Pty Limited
Dani Lombard Public Relations (DLPR) is an Australian boutique PR agency that specialises in consumer lifestyle brands. DLPR delivers premium and personalised PR services for consumer lifestyle brands across fashion, beauty, health & fitness, eco-living and more.
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closed 10/4/2018 via PR Newswire

IMRE, acquired JMPR Public Relations

synopsis: imre, a marketing communications agency, has acquired JMPR Public Relations, a public relations agency specializing in the luxury, lifestyle and transportation industries. JMPR creates multi-faceted campaigns to help their clients strengthen their brand image and influence key consumers.
buyer: IMRE
imre is a marketing communications agency with expertise in social, digital, creative, public relations and paid media. imre creates solutions that build lasting and meaningful connections between brands and their customers. Their clients include AstraZeneca, John Deere, Marriott, STIHL, and more. "
target: JMPR Public Relations
JMPR Public Relations is a public relations agency specializing in the luxury, lifestyle and transportation industries. JMPR creates multi-faceted campaigns to help their clients strengthen their brand image and influence key consumers while generating heightened public awareness and interest.
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

MMGY Global, Inc, acquired Grifco PR

synopsis: Travel and hospitality marketing firm MMGY Global has acquired Grifco PR and its sister agency, Ophir PR. Grifco PR and Ophir PR are public relations firms in the the travel and hospitality industry, as well as the lifestyle industry.
buyer: MMGY Global, Inc
MMGY Global is an integrated marketing firm focused on the needs of the travel, hospitality and entertainment industries. They help travel companies grow revenue by motivating their customers. "
target: Grifco PR
Based in the UK, Grifco is a leading public relations firm specializing in international luxury travel and lifestyle. They provide a professional media relations and media strategy service. Ophir PR is a boutique PR, communications and media relations agency in hotel, travel and tourism.
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Dolphin Entertainment, acquired The Door

synopsis: Dolphin Entertainment, Inc., a publicly-traded independent producer of premium feature films and digital content, announced a major expansion of its marketing capabilities and footprint through its acquisition of The Door, a leading lifestyle and hospitality public relations, creative branding, and marketing services agency.
buyer: Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN:$24.23)
Dolphin Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment marketing and premium content development company. They produce original feature films and digital programming primarily aimed at family and young adult markets. "
target: The Door
The Door is a creative relations agency constructed as "an idea house," with a focus on building important, viable brands through diverse initiatives. The Door represents a wide range of clients—including food and beverage, personalities, hospitality brands, and entertainment/media entities.
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$4.00
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closed 7/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Duo Public Relations, Inc merged with Impress Labs,

synopsis: Impress Labs, a global brand, creative and communications agency, and Duo Public Relations Inc., an innovative Seattle public relations agency specializing in consumer and lifestyle PR, announced the two agencies have merged.
buyer: Impress Labs
Impress Labs is a global brand, creative and communications agency focused on helping solar, cleantech, life science and semiconductor companies reach their communications and business objectives. "
target: Duo Public Relations, Inc
Duo Public Relations is an innovative Seattle public relations agency specializing in consumer and lifestyle PR. Founded in 2004, the agency's specialty practice areas include food and beverage, travel and hospitality PR, as well as health and wellness PR.
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closed 12/11/2014 via RTT News

Porta Communications plc, acquired Publicasity

synopsis: Porta Communications plc (PTCM.L) announced the acquisition of ICAS Holdings Limited and its 100% owned subsidiary which trades as Publicasity. Publicasity is a consumer public relations company specialising in the food & drink, travel & tourism, retail, home and fashion sectors.
buyer: Porta Communications plc (PTCM:$50.95)
Porta Communications Plc acts as a holding company. Within Porta there are individual divisions which provide the following services; Public relations including financial, corporate, consumer and public affairs, Advertising and related services (including digital and media buying). "
target: Publicasity
Publicasity is a consumer public relations company specialising in the food & drink, travel & tourism, retail, home and fashion sectors.
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closed 9/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Peppercomm, Inc., acquired Janine Gordon Associates LLC

synopsis: Peppercomm, an award-winning strategic, integrated communications and marketing firm, has acquired Janine Gordon Associates (JGA), a boutique public relations agency headquartered here, and possessing more than 20 years of extensive experience in the consumer lifestyle, luxury and non-profit categories.
buyer: Peppercomm, Inc.
Peppercomm, Inc. is a strategic communications firm headquartered in New York, with offices in San Francisco and London, which focuses on understanding the business of a client's business. "
target: Janine Gordon Associates LLC
Established in 1993 by Janine Gordon, Janine Gordon Associates, LLC is a cutting-edge public relations boutique with a rigorous approach to brand-building and a zeal for impeccable execution.
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announced 7/5/2017 via PR Newswire

Havas Health & You, will acquire SO What Global

synopsis: Havas Group is boosting its global capabilities in healthcare and wellness with the acquisition of SO What Global, which will join the Havas Health & You business unit as Havas SO. The brand's two complementary agencies, SO Healthy and SO Active offers a full spectrum of science- and consumer-focused communication skill sets for global clients.
buyer parent: Bolloré
buyer: Havas Health & You
Havas Health & You unites Havas Life, Health4Brands (H4B), Havas Lynx and Havas Life PR, all wholly owned health and communications networks, with the consumer health businesses and practices of Havas. "
target: SO What Global
SO What Global is a PR and marketing communications group that focuses on ‘life communications’ –namely health, wellbeing and lifestyle– for many of the top pharma, consumer lifestyle and wellness companies as well as global associations.
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closed 12/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired ODD London Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen – which employs 1,250 people across 35 offices in 18 countries including at the PR firms Bite, Lexis and The Blueshirt Group – confirmed the acquisition of ODD London, which specialises in consumer-facing communications for fashion and lifestyle brands, with clients including Primark, Dr Martens and Eastpak.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 35 offices in 18 countries, incorporating 16 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: ODD London Limited
ODD London Limited is an independent creative agency working with some of the world's best-loved fashion and lifestyle brands. They translate ambition into results, through clear insight and strategy, skillfully brought to life.
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closed 1/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

42 West, acquired B/HI Impact, Inc.

synopsis: Entertainment marketing and production company Dolphin Entertainment is acquiring boutique gaming and e-sports PR firm B/HI, formerly known as Bender/Helper Impact. Under the terms of the deal, B/HI will operate as a division of public relations agency and Dolphin subsidiary 42West.
buyer parent: Dolphin Entertainment
buyer: 42 West
42West is the largest independently-owned public-relations firm in the entertainment industry. The firm’s PR professionals have developed and executed marketing and publicity strategies for hundreds of movies and television shows as well as for countless individual actors, filmmakers, and authors. "
target: B/HI Impact, Inc.
Founded in 1986, B/HI is a leading mid-size, independent PR agency located in Los Angeles and New York and focused on serving the communication needs of entertainment content, consumer/licensed entertainment products, gaming/esports and consumer technology companies.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dolphin Entertainment, acquired Shore Fire Media

synopsis: Dolphin Entertainment, a company that creates award-winning entertainment across multiple platforms, has acquired Shore Fire Media, a long-running music and entertainment industry PR firm that represents artists and culture makers at the top of their fields.
buyer: Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN:$24.23)
Led by CEO and Emmy-nominated Producer Bill O'Dowd, Dolphin Entertainment has created award-winning entertainment across multiple platforms, working with talented content creators on programs seen in more than 300 million homes and more than 100 territories worldwide. "
target: Shore Fire Media
Shore Fire Media is a long-running music and entertainment industry PR firm that represents artists and culture makers at the top of their fields. They integrate their relationships and insights into an ever-changing media landscape with their partners’ vision to craft messages that deliver results.
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announced 11/28/2018 via PR Newswire

The Miroma Group, will acquire Way To Blue

synopsis: The Miroma Group announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Way To Blue, the award-winning global integrated communications agency working with high-profile brands across the consumer, lifestyle and entertainment industries.
buyer: The Miroma Group
The Miroma Group is an end-to-end marketing and communications collective offering creation and distribution services to clients. Core services include commercial media trading, planning based on real-time data and insights, production and editing of content, and cultural production. "
target: Way To Blue
Based in the UK, Way To Blue is an award-winning global integrated communications agency working with high-profile brands in consumer, lifestyle, and entertainment. Their core services include research, social, publicity, influencer and digital marketing, and digital development.
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closed 2/1/2017 via PR Newswire

PMBC Group LLC, acquired ESSE PR LLC

synopsis: Technology PR agency PMBC Group announced its acquisition of ESSE PR, an award-winning independent agency servicing Los Angeles and San Francisco-based startups. Founded in 2009, ESSE PR services early and growth-stage companies that bridge entertainment and technology solutions including virtual reality and mobile solutions.
buyer: PMBC Group LLC
PMBC Group is a leading technology PR headquartered in Los Angeles, servicing clients across the globe. PMBC develops and executes results-driven campaigns designed to elevate business profiles, attract investment interest, establish credibility, and increase brand awareness. "
target: ESSE PR LLC
Founded in 2009, ESSE PR has been recognized as a reputable public relations provider amongst California's Silicon Valley and Los Angeles' startup community, servicing early and growth-stage companies that bridge entertainment and technology solutions including virtual reality and mobile solutions.
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closed 3/16/2016 via New York Times

PMK-BNC, Inc., acquired Prime Public Relations Inc.

synopsis: The Hollywood publicity and marketing agency PMK-BNC absorbed the clients and principals of smaller competitor Prime Public Relations. Prime is a boutique public relations agency for the entertainment industry. Prime has major clients as Robert Downey Jr., Seth MacFarlane, Aaron Sorkin and the directors Christopher McQuarrie and Phil Lord.
buyer parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: PMK-BNC, Inc.
PMK•BNC is a strategic marketing and communications firm that specializes in popular culture and entertainment. PMK•BNC represents many of the world’s most prominent actors, actresses, directors, films, production companies, television properties, musicians, authors and content creators. "
target: Prime Public Relations Inc.
Prime Public Relations provides public relations services to the entertainment industry. Prime’s roster of clients includes several notable actors, showrunners, directors and producers. The company was founded in 2009 and is located in Culver City, CA.
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closed 7/5/2018 via PR Newswire

Marque Media, Inc., acquired PR Vein

synopsis: Marque Media, a leading full service communications agency, announced that it has successfully completed its offer to acquire PR VEIN, a successful boutique communications agency specializing in fashion and entertainment public relations.
buyer: Marque Media, Inc.
Marque Media, Inc. is an international social media and digital full service communication agency specializing in fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands both big and small. The agency was established in Los Angeles, California by award-winning digital influencer, Heidi Nazarudin. "
target: PR Vein
PR VEIN is a boutique strategic communications agency that merges incredible brands and people with tailored media outlets, creating a unique channel for clients to reach their target audience in a powerful way. Their agency has been helping brands, businesses and bloggers reach their objectives.
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closed 7/5/2018 via PR Newswire

Marque Media, Inc., acquired PR Vein

synopsis: Marque Media, a leading full service communications agency, announced that it has successfully completed its offer to acquire PR VEIN, a successful boutique communications agency specializing in fashion and entertainment public relations.
buyer: Marque Media, Inc.
Marque Media, Inc. is an international social media and digital full service communication agency specializing in fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands both big and small. The agency was established in Los Angeles, California by award-winning digital influencer, Heidi Nazarudin. "
target: PR Vein
PR VEIN is a boutique strategic communications agency that merges incredible brands and people with tailored media outlets, creating a unique channel for clients to reach their target audience in a powerful way. Their agency has been helping brands, businesses and bloggers reach their objectives.
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closed 3/13/2019 via BusinessWire

FusionPKG, acquired Architectural Beauty

synopsis: FusionPKG, a full-service supplier to the beauty industry, has acquired Architectural Beauty, a cosmetic formulation, marketing and turnkey provider based in Paramus, NJ. Founded in 2010, they specialize in the creation of cosmetic brands from the ground up.
buyer: FusionPKG
Founded in 2004, FusionPKG is a total beauty solutions provider headquartered in Dallas, with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Zhejiang, China. Fusion combines design and engineering expertise to develop packaging for both skincare and color cosmetic categories. "
target: Architectural Beauty
Architectural Beauty is a cosmetic formulation, marketing and turnkey provider based in Paramus, NJ. Founded in 2010, they specialize in the creation of cosmetic brands from the ground up.
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closed 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

M&C Saatchi plc, acquired Red Hare Digital

synopsis: M&C Saatchi, the world's largest independent advertising network, has acquired two social influencer agencies Red Hare Digital and sister agency, Grey Whippet. Red Hare and Grey Whippet will be combined with M&C Saatchi's social team to form a new social arm called M&C Saatchi Social.
buyer: M&C Saatchi plc (AIM:SAA:$438.72)
Based in the UK, M&C Saatchi is the world's largest independent advertising network. Powered by its philosophy, Brutal Simplicity of Thought, Diversity of Thought, Independence, and Ownership, their work connects buyers and sellers as simply and as powerfully as possible. "
target: Red Hare Digital
Based in the UK, Red Hare Digital is a creator agency, developing careers for some of the fastest growing social influencers across all media platforms. Grey Whippet is a consultancy and agency that runs social media campaigns.
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

MMGY Global, Inc, acquired Grifco PR

synopsis: Travel and hospitality marketing firm MMGY Global has acquired Grifco PR and its sister agency, Ophir PR. Grifco PR and Ophir PR are public relations firms in the the travel and hospitality industry, as well as the lifestyle industry.
buyer: MMGY Global, Inc
MMGY Global is an integrated marketing firm focused on the needs of the travel, hospitality and entertainment industries. They help travel companies grow revenue by motivating their customers. "
target: Grifco PR
Based in the UK, Grifco is a leading public relations firm specializing in international luxury travel and lifestyle. They provide a professional media relations and media strategy service. Ophir PR is a boutique PR, communications and media relations agency in hotel, travel and tourism.
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closed 8/9/2017 via PR Web

6S Marketing, acquired Motive Communications

synopsis: Digital agency 6S Marketing has acquired social media agency Motive Communications. Motive’s founder, Mitchell Fawcett, joins the 6S Marketing team as VP Partnerships & Social Strategy. With this acquisition, 6S will now offer an advanced suite of social media services, rounding out a comprehensive digital marketing offering.
buyer: 6S Marketing
6S Marketing is a leading digital agency in New York, Vancouver, and Toronto that transforms businesses for the digital age. 6S focuses on emergent tactics such as marketing automation, social media and content strategy, online media buying, programmatic advertising, and multi-lingual campaigns. "
target: Motive Communications
Motive Communications, based in Vancouver, BC, offers social media services to clients in a wide array of industries including tourism, hospitality, fashion, beauty, health, and education. The agency operates with a team of contractors based locally, as well as in Toronto, New York, and Seattle.
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closed 2/15/2017 via Reuters

Giglio Group S.p.A., acquired E-volve Group

synopsis: Giglio Group has acquired E-volve Group, an e-commerce service provider that manages the online shops of fashion brands. E-volve creates e-commerce websites that are completely customized to match every detail of a brand's identity.
buyer: Giglio Group S.p.A. (BIT:GGTV:$43.22)
Giglio Group is an e-commerce and TV media company. They are a leader in the radio television sector, broadcasting in 46 countries, 5 continents and in six languages through their own television channels. Their e-commerce division is the largest online Italian B2B fashion distributor. "
target: E-volve Group
E-volve Group manages over 25 online stores for international fashion brands. Their ecommerce websites are completely customized to match every detail of a brand's identity. Their web analysts provide clients with full real time support and data for their business development.
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closed 6/15/2015 via Market Wire

PFSweb, Inc., acquired MODA

synopsis: PFSweb, Inc., a global provider of end-to-end eCommerce solutions, has completed the acquisition of MODA, an eCommerce system integrator and consultancy. Based in London, MODA is an eCommerce solutions provider creating unique digital experiences for fashion brands and retailers.
buyer: PFSweb, Inc. (PFSW:$250.40)
PFSweb, Inc. is a global provider of end-to-end eCommerce solutions including digital agency and marketing services, technology development services, business process outsourcing services and a complete omni-channel technology ecosystem. "
target: MODA
MODA is a digital agency based in London specialising in innovative strategies and Ecommerce solutions for the fashion, lifestyle & luxury industries. The company was founded in 2010 with the core belief that fashion retail is unique and therefore requires a forward thinking approach to Ecommerce.
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closed 9/23/2014 via Market Wire

PFSweb, Inc., acquired LiveAreaLabs

synopsis: PFSweb, Inc., a global provider of end-to-end eCommerce solutions, has completed the acquisition of LiveAreaLabs, a digital creative agency and eCommerce systems integrator. LiveAreaLabs delivers eCommerce implementations, apps, and digital campaigns for some of the most respected brands in the fashion, beauty and active lifestyle industries.
buyer: PFSweb, Inc. (PFSW:$250.40)
PFSweb is a global provider of end-to-end eCommerce solutions including digital agency and marketing services, technology development services, business process outsourcing services and a complete omni-channel technology ecosystem. "
target: LiveAreaLabs
LiveAreaLabs is a digital retail agency. They specialize in translating the unique essence of brands into gratifying digital experiences that connect emotionally, drive satisfied interactions, and create brand ambassadors.
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closed 2/28/2019 via PR Newswire

FreakOut Pte Ltd., acquired Spice Lab Pte. Ltd

synopsis: FreakOut, the global marketing technology company, part of FreakOut Holdings, has acquired Spice Lab Pte. Ltd, one of the largest female-focused media companies operating in Thailand and Vietnam, from Drecom Co., Ltd. Spice Lab specializes in consumer marketing for the cosmetics & fashion industries and targets millennial generation girls & women.
buyer parent: Freak Out Holdings, Inc.
buyer: FreakOut Pte Ltd.
FreakOut is a marketing technology company with programmatic solutions [DSP, SSP] delivering in-feed display and in-feed video formats across 3,000 publishers. It offers proprietary media solutions, a mobile-first publishing platform, trading desk programmatic businesses, and consumer marketing. "
target parent: Drecom Co., Ltd.
target: Spice Lab Pte. Ltd
Spice Lab is one of the largest female-focused online media and marketing companies in Southeast Asia and the owner of 'Spice' and 'Pepper' online magazines that predominantly focus on and serve female and male millennial generation audiences with the latest news on fashion and cosmetics trends.
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closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Altavia, acquired Active Creative

synopsis: Altavia has acquired the agency Active Creative in order to strengthen its presence in the Middle East and in Dubai. Active Creative is a content creation agency dedicated to luxury and lifestyle. Located in Dubai, Active Creative is known for its expertise in creative design for cosmetic and perfume brands.
buyer: Altavia
Altavia is the leading independent international group specializing in commercial communication for the retail sector. They provide a multi-channel approach to their clients’ commercial communication needs, enabling them to offer bespoke solutions at every stage in the value chain. "
target: Active Creative
Active Creative is a content creation agency dedicated to luxury and lifestyle. Located in Dubai, Active Creative is known for its expertise in creative design for cosmetic and perfume brands.
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announced 5/29/2019 via PR Newswire

Regent Pacific Group Limited, will acquire Yooya

synopsis: Regent Pacific Group, a specialist healthcare, wellness and life sciences investment group, has signed a non-legally binding offer letter to acquire Entertainment Direct Asia ("Yooya"). Yooya is a content-driven e-commerce platform that is the first to focus on cannabidiol (CBD) infused products designed to awaken the body's natural healing system.
buyer: Regent Pacific Group Limited (SEHK:575:($0.57))
Regent Pacific is a diversified investment group based in Hong Kong currently holding various corporate and strategic investments focusing on the healthcare, wellness and life sciences sectors. "
target parent: DFR Asia
target: Yooya
Yooya is a content-driven e-commerce platform that is reshaping the way that brands connect with Chinese consumers. Yooya is the first to focus on cannabidiol (CBD) infused products, which are designed to awaken the body's natural healing system and promote better health and sleep.
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announced 10/29/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

Redhorse Corporation, will acquire Tokyo Creative

synopsis: Redhorse Corporation, a Japanese investment holding company, will acquire an 89.12% stake in Tokyo Creative, an influencer-driven digital and social media marketing agency. Tokyo Creative works with both brands and Japanese local government to promote services, products and events to a global audience.
buyer: Redhorse Corporation (GTSM:2928:$223.53)
Redhorse Corporation is a Japanese investment holding company. Their business activities include disaster consulting, wellness, edutainment, communication, regional industry support, e-commerce, souvenirs, travel stores, and accommodation. "
target: Tokyo Creative
Tokyo Creative is an influencer-driven digital and social media marketing agency that's dedicated to creating high quality Japan-related content. Tokyo Creative works with both brands and Japanese local government to promote services, products and events to a global audience.
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announced 1/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Aaghir Yadav, will acquire Creative Insurgence

synopsis: Aaghir Yadav, the co-founder of Creative Insurgence, has agreed to buy back the business from The Marketing Group plc, a global full-service marketing network. Creative Insurgence is a marketing agency specializing in lifestyle marketing.
buyer: Aaghir Yadav
Aaghir Yadav is the Co-Founder of Creative Insurgence, a marketing agency that specializes in lifestyle marketing. "
target parent: The Marketing Group Plc
target: Creative Insurgence
Creative Insurgence, based in Singapore, is a marketing agency specializing in lifestyle marketing with some of the region’s biggest brands and groups including Ministry of Sound, the Pangaea Group and the Massive Collective outlets.
price ($mm)
$0.42
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closed 6/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Marketing Group Plc, acquired Creative Insurgence

synopsis: The Marketing Group plc, an acquisition vehicle with the purpose of gathering successful marketing businesses under one roof, has acquired Creative Insurgence. Creative Insurgence, based in Singapore, is a marketing agency specializing in lifestyle marketing with some of the region’s biggest brands and groups.
buyer: The Marketing Group Plc (OM:TMG:$32.91)
A world leader in the field of innovative marketing, The Marketing Group plc allows global brands to reach their target audience. With a presence and client portfolio across the USA, Europe, Asia, and Australia, The Marketing Group Plc is strategically positioned as a global leader. "
target: Creative Insurgence
Creative Insurgence, based in Singapore, is a marketing agency specializing in lifestyle marketing with some of the region’s biggest brands and groups including Ministry of Sound, the Pangaea Group and the Massive Collective outlets.
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closed 5/18/2007 via BusinessWire

Great Hill Partners LLC, purchased a minority stake in Gorilla Nation Media, LLC

synopsis: Gorilla Nation, the world’s largest online ad rep firm, announced its partnership with Great Hill Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies operating in the media, Internet and business and consumer services industries. GHP has invested over $50 million in the company for a significant minority stake.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity firm that manages over $1.5 billion in capital and focuses on investing in growth companies operating in the business and consumer services, media, communications, and education industries. "
target: Gorilla Nation Media, LLC
Gorilla Nation is the world's largest online ad sales representation company. It represents over 400 leading web publishers and sells integrated media and promotional programs to Fortune 500 brand advertisers.
price ($mm)
$57
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closed 8/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Edge226, purchased Webpals Mobile from Webpals Group

synopsis: Edge226 announces the acquisition of Webpals Mobile (from Webpals Holdings) to affirm its strength in the app-install market while increasing focus and scale through social channels. Webpals Mobile is a Google App preferred creative partner and a marketing partner of Facebook and focuses on driving high-intent users for social gaming applications.
buyer parent: PLYmedia
buyer: Edge226
Edge 226 is an innovative provider of data-driven ad-tech solutions, focused on providing its clients with smart tools for quality and transparent user acquisition. Peak Performance-Based DSP (demand-side platform), is their leading product enabling programmatic buying for both video & display. "
seller parent: XLMedia plc
seller: Webpals Group
Webpals Mobile, formerly known as DAU-UP ClicksMob, is a Google App preferred creative partner and a marketing partner of Facebook, that focuses on driving high-intent users for social gaming applications and premium performance advertisers.
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