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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Vestcom International, Inc., acquired Integrated Retail

synopsis: Vestcom, the leading provider of technology-enabled shelf-edge media solutions to the retail and consumer products industry, announced the acquisition of Integrated Retail Limited (iRex), the UK-based retail technology company best-known for its multimedia pricing system iRexM3.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Vestcom International, Inc.
Vestcom is the leading provider of technology-enabled shelf-edge solutions for the retail and consumer products industry – delivering proven results and influencing shopper behavior at the point-of-decision for the nation's top retailers and their suppliers. "
target: Integrated Retail
Integrated Retail Limited, known widely as iRex Retail, have years of experience in delivering real time pricing and marketing messages, direct to shelf edge, resulting in their clients enjoying market leading shelf edge point of sale.
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closed 2/23/2022 via BusinessWire

BigCommerce Pty. Ltd., acquired B2B Ninja

synopsis: BigCommerce, a leading Open SaaS ecommerce platform, has acquired B2B Ninja, a premier B2B quoting app that provides leading B2B ecommerce capabilities to merchants of all sizes. B2B Ninja enables businesses to streamline their ordering process, manage their quotes in one dashboard, automatically generate PDF quotes for customers, and more.
buyer: BigCommerce Pty. Ltd. (:$219.86)
Bigcommerce is a leading software-as-a-service ecommerce platform that empowers merchants of all sizes to build, innovate and grow their businesses online. BigCommerce provides merchants sophisticated enterprise-grade functionality, customization, and performance with simplicity and ease-of-use. "
target: B2B Ninja
B2B Ninja is a premier B2B quoting app that provides leading B2B ecommerce capabilities to merchants of all sizes. B2B Ninja enables businesses to streamline their ordering process, manage their quotes in one dashboard, automatically generate PDF quotes for customers, and more.
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closed 3/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Inmar Inc., acquired You Technology

synopsis: Inmar and The Kroger Co. announced the completion of Inmar’s acquisition of You Technology, LLC, a digital coupon and digital rebate publishing platform, from Kroger. YouTech is the largest digital offer network in North America, providing a suite of tailored solutions that help retailers engage shoppers and thrive in the digital age.
buyer parent: OMERS Private Equity
buyer: Inmar Inc.
Inmar operates the most trusted tech-enabled commerce platforms, networks and applications that deliver analytics-driven results for the world’s largest retailers, brands and health systems. They provide clients with insights from the data to meet the needs of shoppers, patients and businesses. "
target parent: Kroger
target: You Technology
YouTech is the largest digital offer network in North America, providing a suite of tailored solutions that help retailers engage shoppers and thrive in the digital age.
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closed 10/2/2014 via BusinessWire

Affinity Solutions, Inc, acquired 2Go Media

synopsis: Affinity Solutions, the leader in transaction-informed marketing solutions, and pioneer of Data Analytics as a Service (DAaaS), announced that it has completed the acquisition and integration 2Go Media, a marketing technology solutions company focused on the small media business (SMB) merchant market.
buyer: Affinity Solutions, Inc
Affinity Solutions is the industry leader in card-linked offer technology and transaction-enabled marketing solutions. Affinity Solutions leverages proprietary analytics, applied to a range of transaction and other datasets to deliver the right offer to the right consumer at the right time. "
target: 2Go Media
2GoMedia is a Internet technology company offering an ecosystem of integrated services designed to help merchants maximize sales. The company’s flagship product, The iDeals Marketing Platform™, is a self service marketing solution that equips businesses with unmatched data and functionality.
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on offer 7/17/2013 via

Cineplex Entertainment LP, offer to acquire EK3 Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Cineplex Inc. announced its offer to purchase EK3 Technologies Inc. EK3 designs, installs, manages and consults on some of the largest digital merchandising networks in North America, with networks viewed by more than 1.8 billion shoppers annually.
buyer: Cineplex Entertainment LP (CGX:$1,228.83)
Cineplex Inc. is the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada and owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 130 theatres with 1,359 screens serving approximately 70 million guests annually. "
target: EK3 Technologies Inc.
EK3 is a full-service In-Store Digital Merchandising provider operating internationally. EK3 specializes in SaaS-based solutions, deployment and technical services, strategic planning, content creation and media sales.
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$37
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$26
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announced 2/7/2018 via Reuters

AU Optronics Corp., will acquire ComQi Inc.

synopsis: AU Optronics Corporation, a Taiwanese company that is engaged in the design, development, and production of liquid crystal displays and other flat panel displays, will acquire ComQi. ComQi is a company in New York that provides cloud-based Shopper Engagement Technology that influences consumers at the point of decision.
buyer: AU Optronics Corp. (TSEC:2409:$8,954.06)
AU Optronics Corporation (AUO) is Taiwanese company that is engaged in the design, development, production, assembly and marketing of thin film transistor liquid crystal displays and other flat panel displays. "
target: ComQi Inc.
ComQi is a company in New York that provides cloud-based Shopper Engagement Technology that influences consumers at the point of decision, in-store, using all digital touch-points: digital signage, mobile, video, touch, web, and social networks.
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$28
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closed 11/23/2021 via PR Newswire

Vistex, acquired Black Bee

synopsis: Vistex Inc., the global leader in pricing, trade, royalties and incentives management solutions, has acquired Germany-based Webdata Solutions GmbH, creator of the Black Bee platform and a leading technology provider of online market data that facilitates better pricing and product decisions for global organizations.
buyer: Vistex
Vistex solutions help businesses take control of their mission-critical processes. With Vistex, business stakeholders can see the numbers, see what really works, and see what to do next – so they can make sure every dollar spent or earned is really driving growth, and not just additional costs. "
target: Black Bee
Based in Germany, Black Bee is a leader in the field of online market analysis. The Black Bee platform collects and analyzes unstructured product and price data and then presents it individually processed so that retailers can make informed decisions about their prices, ranges, and products.
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closed 7/7/2021 via PR Newswire

Fintech, acquired STX Business Solutions

synopsis: Financial Information Technologies, LLC ("Fintech"), the leading business solutions provider for the beverage alcohol industry, has acquired STX Business Solutions, a powerful web-based data management platform for the CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) and retail industry built on Microsoft Power BI.
buyer: Fintech
Fintech is the leading business provider of affordable technology built to simplify beverage alcohol management for any business, of any size, that sells alcohol. They empower retailers, distributors, and suppliers by automating essential manual processes and data insights. "
target: STX Business Solutions
STX is a web-based data management platform for the Consumer Packaged Goods and retail industry. STX's simple, user-friendly Microsoft Business Intelligence analytics platform enables clients to analyze clean, same-day performance and pricing information across all products within a portfolio.
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announced 8/5/2020 via PR Newswire

Aptos Inc, will acquire Revionics, Inc.

synopsis: Aptos, a recognized market leader in retail technology solutions, will acquire Revionics, a global SaaS provider of science-based pricing, promotion, and competitive insight for innovative retailers. Revionics helps retailers around the world gain a competitive edge by optimizing their pricing, promotions, markdowns, and advanced analytics.
buyer parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
buyer: Aptos Inc
Aptos, Inc., a recognized market leader in retail technology solutions, delivers innovative, cloud-native and comprehensive omni-channel solutions to more than 1,000 retail brands in 65 countries. Aptos helps retailers to streamline their operations and deliver integrated, seamless experiences. "
target: Revionics, Inc.
Revionics is a global SaaS provider of science-based pricing, promotion, and competitive insight for innovative retailers. Revionics helps retailers around the world gain a competitive edge by managing and optimizing their pricing, promotions, markdowns, and advanced analytics.
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closed 1/15/2020 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Precima

synopsis: Nielsen Global Connect acquired Precima®, an industry-leading, SaaS-based provider of powerful retail and customer data applications and analytics, from Alliance Data Systems Corp. Precima’s industry-leading Transaction Log (TLog) and Loyalty/Customer Relationship Management (CRM) data platform has been a foundational resource for global companies.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$3,500.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
target: Precima
Precima® is a global retail strategy and analytics company that provides tailored, data-driven solutions to drive sales, boost profitability, and build customer loyalty. Precima’s head office is located in Toronto, Canada, with global offices in The Netherlands, Chicago, U.S., and London, U.K.
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Vente-Privée, acquired daco SAS

synopsis: Vente-Privee, a members-only e-commerce company in France, has acquired daco, a French provider of benchmarking tools for fashion brands and retailers. daco enable their clients to utilize AI and machine learning to know all about their competition's offers, prices, and discounts.
buyer: Vente-Privée
Vente-Privee is a members-only e-commerce company in France. The company organises exclusive designer brand sales in a wide variety of categories, including fashion, accessories, homeware, sports products, electronics, wine and more. "
target: daco SAS
daco is a French provider of benchmarking tools for fashion brands and retailers. daco enable their clients to utilize AI and machine learning to know all about their competition's offers, prices, and discounts. daco's disruptive decision making tools help improve sell-through, growth and margin.
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closed 4/12/2017 via BusinessWire

Market Track, acquired 360pi

synopsis: Market Track, LLC, the leader in advertising, eCommerce, brand protection, and promotional intelligence solutions, has acquired 360pi Corporation, a leading provider of online product and pricing intelligence. Ontario-based 360pi has established itself as a trusted source for eCommerce insight through granular pricing and product information.
buyer parent: Aurora Capital Group
buyer: Market Track
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Market Track is the leading provider of advertising, promotion, and eCommerce intelligence solutions, offering the most comprehensive coverage of key media channels available. "
target: 360pi
360pi provides on-demand price intelligence solutions to retailers through a B2B SaaS platform. The company operates an online price intelligence platform that enables retailers to make pricing decisions by providing actionable insights into their competitor's prices and product mix.
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closed 12/8/2015 via BusinessWire

Revionics, Inc., acquired Marketyze

synopsis: Revionics, Inc., a leading provider of End-to-End Merchandise Optimization solutions, announced that it has acquired Marketyze, a global leader in advanced on-line competitive pricing intelligence, inventory optimization and merchandising solutions.
buyer: Revionics, Inc.
Revionics empowers retailers around the globe to profitably execute a data-driven omni-channel merchandising strategy by utilizing one of the most comprehensive set of shopper demand signals to increase financial performance and improve customer satisfaction. "
target: Marketyze
Marketyze is an Israeli hi-tech company founded by a group of executives with deep domain expertise in semantic site search and online price comparison. The company develops advanced pricing intelligence software that is provided as a service (SaaS) to the on-line and traditional retail industry.
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closed 12/18/2012 via PE Hub

Home Depot, acquired BlackLocus, Inc.

synopsis: BlackLocus, the Texas-based pricing-as-a-service company, has been acquired by Georgia-based home improvement retailer Home Depot. BlackLocus is a SaaS platform that offers powerful competitive pricing intelligence to online retailers.
buyer: Home Depot (HD:$105,595.00)
The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, values and rewards dedicated, knowledgeable and experienced professionals. They operate over 2,200 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Canada and Mexico. "
target: BlackLocus, Inc.
BlackLocus is the leading provider of automated and optimized pricing tools for mid-market and large online retailers. By combining competitive pricing data from across the web with customers’ online store data, BlackLocus delivers actionable recommendations on competitive pricing and assortment.
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closed 4/5/2012 via Company Press Release

QL2 Software, LLC, acquired RivalWatch, Inc.

synopsis: Hale Global and RivalWatch Inc. announced that Hale Global’s portfolio company, QL2 Software, LLC has acquired the intellectual property of RivalWatch, the leader in online competitive pricing and assortment information for retailers.
buyer parent: Hale Global
buyer: QL2 Software, LLC
QL2 Software, LLC is the industry leader in providing services and technology for near real-time pricing and product data from unstructured sources such as the Web. With over 200 customers across more than 35 countries, "QL2data" drives better business decisions and increased revenue. "
target: RivalWatch, Inc.
RivalWatch, Inc is a market-leading provider of Internet-based competitive intelligence services for Fortune 1000 retailers and manufacturers.
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closed 1/8/2020 via PR Newswire

Antuit, acquired Forecast Horizon, Inc.

synopsis: Antuit.ai, a leader in cloud AI solutions for forecasting, pricing, and personalization, has acquired Forecast Horizon, an innovative provider of Retail AI-powered markdown, promotions, assortment and allocation SaaS products. The acquisition makes Antuit.ai a one-stop-shop for AI-powered merchandising and planning solutions.
buyer parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
buyer: Antuit
Antuit.ai, a Goldman Sachs company, is the leader in AI-powered solutions for Merchandising and Planning. World-class retailers and consumer goods manufacturers leverage Antuit.ai solutions to digitally transform their business and achieve outsized business results. "
target: Forecast Horizon, Inc.
Forecast Horizon is a provider of Retail AI-powered markdown, promotions, assortment and allocation SaaS products. The company's AI SaaS solutions provide merchants and planners with actions to drive sell-through, increase margin, and optimize inventory throughout the buying and selling process.
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closed 1/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Trax Image Recognition, acquired Quri Inc.

synopsis: Israel-linked Trax Image Recognition is acquiring retail intelligence company Quri Inc. Established in 2009 and based in San Francisco, Quri provides real-time data about the performance of products and promotions in retail stores. It is active in 6,000 U.S. cities with access to 150,000 stores.
buyer: Trax Image Recognition
Headquartered in Singapore with global offices in Israel, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas, Trax offers retailers image recognition and computer vision analytic tools. "
target: Quri Inc.
Established in 2009 and based in San Francisco, Quri provides real-time data about the performance of products and promotions in retail stores. It is active in 6,000 U.S. cities with access to 150,000 stores.
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closed 4/4/2017 via BusinessWire

Yelp, acquired Turnstyle Solutions

synopsis: Yelp Inc., the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, announced it has acquired Turnstyle Analytics Inc., a Wi-Fi marketing company that is pioneering the way local businesses use free Wi-Fi to connect with their customers.
buyer: Yelp (YELP:$787.22)
Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Their users have contributed more than 71 million cumulative reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more. "
target: Turnstyle Solutions
Turnstyle is a marketing and analytics platform that utilizes public Wi-Fi to attract, retain and reward customers. Turnstyle enables clients to learn actionable insights about on-premise customer behavior and send real-time messages, coupons and rewards directly to customers’ phones.
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announced 11/4/2021 via Company Press Release

Cars.com, will acquire CreditIQ

synopsis: Cars.com Inc., a leading automotive marketplace platform, will acquire CreditIQ, a white-labeled automotive digital retailing platform. CreditIQ facilitates online car sales and streamlines in-store processes for auto dealers. Their platform provides solutions for online loan screening, F&I product pricing, price quotes, and inventory.
buyer: Cars.com (CARS:$618.39)
Cars.com is a leading two-sided digital automotive marketplace that creates meaningful connections between buyers and sellers. Cars.com empowers consumers with resources and information to make informed buying decisions. They offer pricing and research tools and a large database of consumer reviews."
target: CreditIQ
CreditIQ is a white-labeled automotive digital retailing platform. CreditIQ facilitates online car sales and streamlines in-store processes for auto dealers. Their platform provides solutions for online loan screening, F&I product pricing, price quotes, and inventory.
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closed 10/21/2021 via PR Newswire

GrubMarket, acquired Funtech

synopsis: GrubMarket, the fastest-growing online farmers' market, has acquired Funtech Software, an e-commerce software developer in Canada. Funtech provides comprehensive e-commerce systems that enable grocery stores to manage their business online. Their software features solutions for inventory management, orders, pricing, logistics and more.
buyer: GrubMarket
GrubMarket is the fastest-growing online farmers' market. GrubMarket offers local fresh food at affordable prices with convenient delivery. They work with a variety of farms and artisan producers to bring their customers high-quality foods and other items at affordable prices. "
target: Funtech
Funtech is an e-commerce software developer in Canada. Funtech provides comprehensive e-commerce systems that enable grocery stores to manage their business online and reach more consumers. Their software features solutions for inventory management, orders, pricing, logistics and more.
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Vestcom International, Inc., acquired Integrated Retail

synopsis: Vestcom, the leading provider of technology-enabled shelf-edge media solutions to the retail and consumer products industry, announced the acquisition of Integrated Retail Limited (iRex), the UK-based retail technology company best-known for its multimedia pricing system iRexM3.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Vestcom International, Inc.
Vestcom is the leading provider of technology-enabled shelf-edge solutions for the retail and consumer products industry – delivering proven results and influencing shopper behavior at the point-of-decision for the nation's top retailers and their suppliers. "
target: Integrated Retail
Integrated Retail Limited, known widely as iRex Retail, have years of experience in delivering real time pricing and marketing messages, direct to shelf edge, resulting in their clients enjoying market leading shelf edge point of sale.
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Vestcom International, Inc., acquired Integrated Retail

synopsis: Vestcom, the leading provider of technology-enabled shelf-edge media solutions to the retail and consumer products industry, announced the acquisition of Integrated Retail Limited (iRex), the UK-based retail technology company best-known for its multimedia pricing system iRexM3.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Vestcom International, Inc.
Vestcom is the leading provider of technology-enabled shelf-edge solutions for the retail and consumer products industry – delivering proven results and influencing shopper behavior at the point-of-decision for the nation's top retailers and their suppliers. "
target: Integrated Retail
Integrated Retail Limited, known widely as iRex Retail, have years of experience in delivering real time pricing and marketing messages, direct to shelf edge, resulting in their clients enjoying market leading shelf edge point of sale.
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announced 12/13/2012 via LBO Wire

Court Square Capital Partners, will acquire Vestcom International, Inc.

synopsis: Court Square Capital Partners has struck a deal to acquire Vestcom International Inc., a producer of shelf-edge price labels and ad signs for retailers, from private equity firms Lake Capital Partners and the Stephens Group for around $300 million.
buyer: Court Square Capital Partners
Court Square Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused primarily on leveraged buyout transactions in the middle market. Court Square has successfully invested over $4.5 billion in over150 transactions since 1990 and has approximately $6 billion under management. "
target parent: Lake Capital
target: Vestcom International, Inc.
Vestcom is the leading provider of data-driven, shelf-edge communications and specialized marketing services for the retail industry – delivering proven results and influencing behavior at the point-of-decision for the nation’s top retailers and their supplier.
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closed 4/20/2007 via Company Press Release

Lake Capital, The Stephens Group, LLC, acquired Vestcom International, Inc.

synopsis: Vestcom International Inc., the leading provider of data-driven, shelf-edge marketing solutions to major retailers and brand manufacturers in the grocery, drug, and mass merchandizing industries, today announced it has reached an agreement under which The Stephens Group, LLC and Lake Capital will purchase a majority interest in Vestcom.
buyer: Lake Capital
buyer: The Stephens Group, LLC
Lake Capital, with professionals in Chicago and London, partners with strong executives capable of managing larger, growth-oriented businesses focused on consolidation opportunities that are international in scope. "
target parent: Cornerstone Equity Investors, LLC
target: Vestcom International, Inc.
Vestcom is the leading provider of data-driven, shelf-edge communications and specialized marketing services for the retail industry – delivering proven results and influencing behavior at the point-of-decision for the nation’s top retailers and their supplier.
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closed 12/16/2020 via PR Newswire

The Jordan Company, acquired Spectrio

synopsis: The Jordan Company, L.P. has closed on its acquisition of Spectrio, LLC, a leading provider of marketing content management solutions for a variety of end markets, from affiliates of Bertram Capital Management, LLC. Spectrio is a leading provider of technology-enabled, customer engagement and content management solutions.
buyer: The Jordan Company
The Jordan Company (TJC) is a middle-market private equity firm with original capital commitments in excess of $13 billion. TJC has a 38-year track record of investing in and contributing to the growth of many businesses across a wide range of industries. "
target parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC
target: Spectrio
Spectrio is one of the nation’s leading end to end technology-enabled audio and video marketing companies, providing professional content and managed services on a monthly subscription basis.
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closed 5/1/2020 via Company Press Release

Dee Set Logistics, acquired Tactical Solutions UK Ltd.

synopsis: Dee Set, a UK-based retail services provider, has acquired Tactical Solutions, a leading UK Field Marketing agency passionate about delivering retail execution excellence in supermarkets, convenience stores and discounters. Tactical Solutions uses a mix of technology, live data, and old-fashioned shop floor relationships to sell more products.
buyer: Dee Set Logistics
Dee Set is a UK-based retail services provider. Dee Set support Retailers and Brands to drive growth, market share and ROI, ultimately to achieve excellence at the point of purchase. They provide services for Distribution, Fulfilment, Merchandising, Manufacturing, Field Marketing, Print, and more. "
target: Tactical Solutions UK Ltd.
Tactical Solutions is a leading UK Field Marketing agency passionate about delivering retail execution excellence in supermarkets, convenience stores and discounters. Tactical Solutions uses a mix of technology, live data, and old-fashioned shop floor relationships to sell more products.
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announced 6/9/2022 via BusinessWire

Flexa, will acquire Drop Party

synopsis: Flexa, the world’s leading pure-digital payments network, announced that it intends to acquire Drop Party, a marketing technology company that creates engaging customer experiences via live events, performances, and online campaigns.
buyer: Flexa
Flexa is the global leader in pure-digital payments. They provide merchants and developers with simple integrations for digital currency acceptance that are fast, affordable, and completely fraud-proof. Flexa’s mission is to make payments more efficient and accessible for people all over the world. "
target: Drop Party
Drop Party is a marketing technology company that creates engaging customer experiences via live events, performances, and online campaigns.
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closed 3/9/2022 via Company Press Release

EventLink, acquired OutCold

synopsis: EventLink, a provider of experiential marketing services, has acquired OutCold, a leading experiential marketing agency. OutCold helps blue chip customers in the automotive, CPG, hospitality and tourism, retail, and technology industries to communicate their messages through experiences like mobile tours, sampling programs, PR stunts, and more.
buyer parent: Fort Point Capital
buyer: EventLink
EventLink is a leading provider of experiential marketing services. EventLink designs, builds and executes dynamic experiential marketing campaigns that enable companies to inform, enthuse, motivate, and activate their audience. "
target: OutCold
OutCold is a leading experiential marketing agency. OutCold helps blue chip customers in the automotive, CPG, hospitality and tourism, retail, and technology industries to communicate their messages through experiences like mobile tours, sampling programs, PR stunts, and more.
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closed 4/22/2021 via PR Newswire

Outform, Inc. merged with Rapid Displays, Inc.,

synopsis: Gemspring Capital, a private equity firm focused on partnering with middle market companies, has completed the acquisition of Outform, Inc., a global retail innovation agency, and merged it with Rapid Displays, an existing portfolio company that provides custom merchandising display solutions.
buyer parent: Gemspring Capital
buyer: Rapid Displays, Inc.
Rapid Displays offers custom retail displays, store fixtures, kiosk merchandising, and more for an end-to-end visual merchandising solution. One integrated team of retail experts, designers, advisors, and project managers results in a tailored and seamless experience for each customer. "
target: Outform, Inc.
Outform is a leading provider of custom merchandising solutions, including agency, display production, and distribution services, for global brands and retailers. Outform's services span the full merchandising execution lifecycle.
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closed 3/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Innovatus Capital Partners, acquired Match Retail

synopsis: Innovatus Capital Partners, LLC has acquired Match Marketing Group’s Public Label and Match Retail—two North American agencies out of Boulder, CO, and Toronto, ON. Public Label is a creative marketing agency and Match Retail is a leading sales, merchandising, and branded retail agency based in Toronto.
buyer: Innovatus Capital Partners
Innovatus Capital Partners is a New York-based registered investment adviser and portfolio management firm with assets more than $1.5B under management, focused on creating value across special situations, emergent asset classes, private credit, and asset-based investments. "
target parent: Southfield Capital Advisors
target: Match Retail
Based in Toronto, Match Retail is a leading sales, merchandising, and branded retail agency working for major brands across North America. Public Label is a North American creative marketing agency.
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closed 1/7/2021 via BusinessWire

Vector Capital, acquired Mood Media Corporation

synopsis: Vector Capital has acquired Mood Media, the world's leading in-store media solutions company. Mood Media offers global retail, fashion, restaurant, healthcare, hospitality, and consumer brands audio, visual, messaging, scent, social, and mobile services designed to create greater emotional connections between brands and consumers.
buyer: Vector Capital
Vector Capital is a leading global private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in established technology businesses. With more than $3 billion of capital under management, Vector actively partners with management teams to devise and execute new financial and business strategies."
target: Mood Media Corporation (TSX:MM:$465.27)
Mood Media is the world’s leading in-store media solutions company dedicated to elevating the Customer Experience. The company creates greater emotional connections between brands and consumers through the right combination of sight, sound, scent, social, and systems solutions.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Asset Strategies Group, LLC, acquired Chute Gerdeman

synopsis: Asset Strategies Group has enhanced its strategic real estate solutions business with the acquisition of Chute Gerdeman, an award-winning retail design firm. The addition of Chute Gerdeman will allow the combination of companies to offer a complete end-to-end solution across strategy, real estate, innovation, design, rollout, and implementation.
buyer: Asset Strategies Group, LLC
ASG is a provider of outsourced real estate services for retailers. ASG helps clients optimize their real estate investment through its practices in Analytics and Strategy, Tenant Representation, Store Design & Construction, Lease Administration, Rent Accounting, Audit, and Real Estate Technology. "
target parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
target: Chute Gerdeman
Chute Gerdeman is an award-winning design partner that brings to life experiences that connects people with brands. With nuanced strategy, dramatic design, vivid communication, and precise execution, Chute Gerdeman articulates brands, delivers excitement, and incites customer purchases.
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closed 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Concept Communication Ltd., acquired Lastmile Solutions

synopsis: Concept Communication, India's largest independent integrated communications agency, has acquired a majority stake in Lastmile Solutions (LMS), a leading retail and Below The Line (BTL) advertising agency in India. LMS is a one stop shop for retail store roll out, visibility, signage, branding and promotion solutions.
buyer: Concept Communication Ltd.
Concept is an integrated communications agency in India. Concept provides ‘unified messaging’ across Strategy, Research, Advertising, Design, PR, Digital, Media, OOH, Events, Activation, Retail Experience, and more. The company has delivered effective communication solutions to over 1,500 companies."
target: Lastmile Solutions
Lastmile Solutions (LMS) is a leading retail and Below The Line (BTL) advertising agency in India. LMS is a one stop shop for retail store roll out, visibility, signage, branding and promotion solutions. LMS helps stores to increase customer conversion and improve their sales.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

DKSH Holding Ltd., will acquire Crossmark Australia and New Zealand

synopsis: DKSH has signed an agreement to acquire the field marketing provider Crossmark in Australia and New Zealand. Crossmark is a leading sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods and services industry that delivers smarter solutions to clients for faster growth in an ever-changing world.
buyer: DKSH Holding Ltd. (SWX:DKSH:$11,600.35)
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Crossmark Australia and New Zealand
CROSSMARK is a leading sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods and services industry that delivers smarter solutions to clients for faster growth in an ever-changing world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$51
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Altavia, acquired ODG

synopsis: Altavia, the leading independent international group specializing in commercial communication for the retail sector, has acquired ODG, a retail consultancy and design agency based in Dubai. ODG offers a complete range of services for the retail industry, from intelligence, branding, design and digital solutions to project management.
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: ODG
ODG is a retail consultancy and design agency based in Dubai. ODG offers a complete range of services for the retail industry, from intelligence, branding, design and digital solutions to project management. ODG creates memorable stories that enrich journeys and drive performances.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Powerplay Retail, acquired DealRise Retail

synopsis: Powerplay Retail, a company that connects the right brands with the right retailers, has acquired DealRise Retail, a company that provides brands with expertise across Seller Central and Vendor Central to deliver the best product and experience directly to customers.
buyer: Powerplay Retail
Powerplay Retail connects the right brands with the right retailers. Flexible Service Offerings, speed to market, and hard work enable them to respond and evolve brands navigating modern retail environments in-store and online. "
target: DealRise Retail
DealRise Retail provides brands with expertise across Seller Central and Vendor Central to deliver the best product and experience directly to customers. In-store retailers and brands benefit from DealRise Retail's services by enforcing MAP while cleansing and managing consistent online channels.
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closed 8/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bohnacker Store Solutions, acquired Wanda Creative

synopsis: Bohnacker Store Solutions, a shop fit-out and retail design consultancy that offers services worldwide, has acquired London-based Wanda Creative, a company that delivers commercially successful retail and travel retail environments. Wanda Creative is renowned for being inquisitive, using their imagination, precision, control and realization.
buyer: Bohnacker Store Solutions
Headquartered in Blaubeuren, Germany, Bohnacker Store Solutions is a shop fit-out and retail design consultancy that offers services worldwide. Bohnacker Store Solutions offers everything under one roof; analysis, consultancy and planning, production, logistics and installations. "
target: Wanda Creative
Based in London, Wanda Creative has over 30 years’ experience delivering commercially successful retail and travel retail environments. Wanda Creative is renowned for being inquisitive, using their imagination, precision, control and realization.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/12/2019 via BusinessWire

Gemspring Capital, acquired Rapid Displays, Inc.

synopsis: Gemspring Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, has acquired Rapid Displays, Inc., a leading provider of point-of-purchase displays and related services. Rapid provides a comprehensive solution for custom point-of-purchase displays, including creative design, engineering, prototyping, production, and logistics.
buyer: Gemspring Capital
Gemspring Capital is a private equity firm with $355 million of equity capital under management, focusing on making control and structured equity investments in lower middle market companies headquartered in the United States and Canada. "
target: Rapid Displays, Inc.
Rapid Displays offers custom retail displays, store fixtures, kiosk merchandising, and more for an end-to-end visual merchandising solution. One integrated team of retail experts, designers, advisors, and project managers results in a tailored and seamless experience for each customer.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Elaghmore, acquired sfd

synopsis: Elaghmore, a private equity firm focused on small to mid-cap industrial companies headquartered in the UK, has acquired SFD, a company that collaborates with exclusive global brands and retailers, helping them to realize their unique visions to create the ultimate customer experience.
buyer: Elaghmore
Elaghmore is a private equity firm focused on small to mid-cap industrial companies headquartered in the UK. They are based in Royal Leamington Spa. "
target: sfd
SFD collaborates with exclusive global brands and retailers, helping them to realize their unique visions to create the ultimate customer experience. The SFD offering includes a suite of display solutions for in-store and front of store.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 5/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Strikeforce AMC Pty Ltd, acquired Blueprint Group

synopsis: Strikeforce AMC Pty Ltd, a leading outsourced sales and merchandising, brand activation and shopper marketing solutions provider, has completed the acquisition of The Blueprint Group, the sales/field marketing group which includes brands such as Powerforce, CCS, AusRep and Extravert.
buyer: Strikeforce AMC Pty Ltd
Strikeforce AMC is a privately owned, highly awarded and leading outsourced sales and merchandising, brand activation and shopper marketing solutions provider operating across Australia and New Zealand. "
target: Blueprint Group
Blueprint Group is a sales and field marketing group which includes brands such as Powerforce, CCS, AusRep and Extravert. Their mission is to unlock value for their clients through their integrated range of big data, sales, and marketing solutions.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/30/2019 via Company Press Release

LG&P LLC, acquired Synergy Events

synopsis: LG&P, a brand and retail marketing agency, has acquired Synergy Events, a provider of integrated retail and experiential solutions. Synergy delivers powerful moments that uniquely express a brand’s promise. The company has developed and executed over 10,000 experiences in more than 200 markets.
buyer: LG&P LLC
LG&P is a brand and retail marketing agency that works with major retailers and brand manufacturers. Their services range from shopper research to design and manufacturing execution. LG&P develops programs that help their clients drive sales and maximize ROI. "
target: Synergy Events
Synergy is a provider of integrated retail and experiential solutions. Synergy delivers powerful moments that uniquely express a brand’s promise, while engaging with their target consumers in the right place. The company has developed and executed over 10,000 experiences in more than 200 markets.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Altavia, acquired Fil Rouge

synopsis: Altavia, an international communications group dedicated to retail, has acquired a majority stake in Fil Rouge from Initiative & Finance, a French private equity firm. Fil Rouge is a field marketing agency in France that offers marketing services at places of sale and merchandising such as pharmacies, convenience stores, and banking agencies.
buyer: Altavia
Altavia is the leading independent international group specialising 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 parent: Initiative & Finance
target: Fil Rouge
Founded in 2000, Fil Rouge is a leading field marketing agency in France. The company offers marketing services at places of sale and merchandising such as pharmacies, convenience stores, optics stores, and banking agencies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$18
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/26/2018 via PR Newswire

Array Marketing Group, will acquire Willson & Brown

synopsis: Array, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of custom merchandising systems and point-of-purchase displays, is to acquire Willson & Brown, a leading Pan-European point of sale business with an impressive track record of designing, creating, installing and supporting point of sale programs.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Array Marketing Group
Array is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of custom merchandising systems and point-of-purchase displays for the world's leading retailers and consumer products manufacturers. "
target: Willson & Brown
Willson & Brown is a leading Pan-European point of sale business with an impressive track record of designing, creating, installing and supporting point of sale programs in the cosmetics, beverage, fast-moving consumer goods and consumer electronics sectors. They are based in Warsaw, Poland.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

Southfield Capital Advisors, acquired Match Marketing Group

synopsis: Southfield Capital has acquired Match Marketing Group from Beringer Capital. Beringer has partnered with Match since the firm’s inception in 2012. Match provides a suite of end-to-end marketing services focused on driving consumer demand and sales conversion.
buyer: Southfield Capital Advisors
Southfield Capital is a private equity firm that invests in high-growth, lower middle market companies in the outsourced business services sector. The firm targets companies with $4 - 12 million in EBITDA and partners with management to scale the businesses. "
target parent: Beringer Capital
target: Match Marketing Group
Match provides a suite of end-to-end marketing services focused on driving consumer demand and sales conversion. The Company’s offerings include strategy, insights and data analytics, social and digital media, shopper marketing, experiential marketing, merchandising and retail solutions.
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2021
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$29.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($10.84)
EBIT ($mm)
($14.41)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
400
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Ticker: OTCPK:BYOC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beyond Commerce, Inc.
Beyond Commerce, Inc.
Beyond Commerce is focused on business combinations of “big data” companies in the global B2B internet marketing analytics, technologies and related services space. The Company’s objective is to develop and deploy disruptive strategic software technology that will build on organic growth potential.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$5.83
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.91)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:MFON
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mobivity
Mobivity
Mobivity helps restaurant and retail brands realize their strategy of growing their business by increasing customer frequency, engagement, and spend.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$11.78
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.45)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
61
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Ticker: BME:MAKS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Making Science Group, S.A.
Making Science Group, S.A.
Spain-based Making Science is a digital marketing and technology consulting firm that specializes in e-commerce and digital transformation. The company's product offering includes NILO, a comprehensive cloud-based e-commerce platform, and Shoptize, the only Spanish Comparison Shopping Service.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$66.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.57
EBIT ($mm)
$2.81
Net Income ($mm)
$1.74
Employees
282
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PowerBand Solutions Inc.
PowerBand Solutions Inc.
PowerBand Solutions is a Canadian provider of cloud-based Auction and Finance Portal software tools for automotive dealerships, OEMs, and rental companies. Their remarketing platform incorporates the latest auction technologies, inventory management, market intelligence, and appraisal processes.
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rev ($mm)
$1.43
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.42)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.55)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
14
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Givex Corporation
Givex Corporation
Givex is a global fintech company providing merchants with customer engagement, point of sale and payment solutions, all in a single platform. They are integrated with 1000+ technology partners, creating a fully end-to-end solution that delivers powerful customer insights.
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rev ($mm)
$43.75
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.14
EBIT ($mm)
($0.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
300
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Universe Group plc
Universe Group plc
Universe Group plc provides some of the world's leading retailers with point of sale, payment and loyalty solutions. The Group's solutions are based on its own proprietary software and are offered out of the Cloud on a software as a service model.
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rev ($mm)
$26.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.69
EBIT ($mm)
$1.60
Net Income ($mm)
$0.67
Employees
249
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Ackroo Inc.
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year
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rev ($mm)
$5.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.94
EBIT ($mm)
($0.60)
Net Income ($mm)
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Slyce
Slyce
Slyce is a visual search technology company based in Toronto, Ontario and is engaged in the business of providing advanced visual search software that allows consumers to purchase products at the moment they discover them - in the real world and online.
year
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rev ($mm)
$0.83
EBITDA ($mm)
($9.35)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.48)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
70
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Proxama Ltd.
Proxama Ltd.
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CDK Global
CDK Global
CDK Global’s solutions automate and integrate critical workflow processes from pre-sale targeted advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insurance, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles, with an increasing focus on utilizing data analytics and predictive intelligence.
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2021
rev ($mm)
$1,673.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$536.00
EBIT ($mm)
$437.30
Net Income ($mm)
$1,034.30
Employees
6500
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Ticker: WSE:IMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Internet Media Services S.A.
Internet Media Services S.A. (IMS) is a leader in providing specialized Sensory Marketing services in Poland. Having over 10 years of experience of working with media and modern technologies, IMS uses techniques which allow for creating appropriate mood and influencing the Customer.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$13.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.83
EBIT ($mm)
$2.89
Net Income ($mm)
$2.37
Employees
0
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Advantage Solutions
Advantage Solutions
Advantage Solutions is a leading business solutions provider committed to driving growth through winning insights and execution. Advantage’s customizable and technology-enabled sales and marketing solutions are designed to drive consumer demand, increase sales, and achieve operating efficiencies.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,602.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$508.53
EBIT ($mm)
$268.49
Net Income ($mm)
$54.49
Employees
45000
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