Like Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd.

announced 8/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, will acquire Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: GroupM, the world’s leading media investment group, will acquire Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd. from Madhouse Inc., a mobile ad platform company in China. Madhouse India is an Indian company that focuses on mobile media and advertising. The company brings advertisers together with mobile media publishers to unleash the power of mobile media advertising.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation serving as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target parent: BlueFocus Communication Group
target: Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd.
Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd. is a mobile marketing agency in India. Madhouse India focuses on mobile media and advertising. The company brings advertisers together with mobile media publishers to unleash the power of mobile media advertising.
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Media and Games Invest plc, acquired AppLift

synopsis: Media and Games Invest plc, a strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies, has acquired Applift, a leading mobile ad tech company that empowers businesses to connect with customers in a mobile-first world by creating the next-generation platform for advertisers.
buyer: Media and Games Invest plc (XTRA:BCK:$39.49)
Media and Games Invest plc (MGI) is a strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies. The MGI portfolio companies are growing via acquisitions plus organic growth and new technologies are actively used. "
target: AppLift
Applift is a leading mobile ad tech company that empowers businesses to connect with and activate customers in a mobile-first world by creating the next-generation platform for advertisers to reach and convert their audiences on mobile.
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announced 4/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Airpush, Inc. will be merged with AppScatter,

synopsis: Airpush will merge with AppScatter, a UK-based B2B SaaS platform that distributes, manages and monitors mobile apps. Airpush is a worldwide leader in mobile advertising solutions. Airpush provides some of the most diverse and highest performing monetization and advertising solutions in the industry.
buyer: AppScatter (AIM:APPS:$2.57)
Based in the UK, AppScatter is a B2B SaaS platform that distributes, manages and monitors mobile apps across multiple app stores worldwide. Its centralized distribution and management platform integrates with the world’s top app stores serving thousands of app developers. "
target: Airpush, Inc.
Airpush is a worldwide leader in digital advertising solutions. With powerful platforms integrated into over 300,000 mobile app, mobile web, and virtual reality properties, Airpush provides some of the most diverse and highest performing monetization and advertising solutions in the industry.
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closed 10/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Steel Media Ltd.

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming, a vertically integrated video game and esports company, has acquired Steel Media, a leading mobile gaming and live events company. Enthusiast Gaming is the largest gaming network in the U.S., and the acquisition of Steel Media adds 20 mobile gaming websites and 25 live mobile events worldwide to its media and events business.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$9.37)
Enthusiast Gaming a vertically integrated video game and esports company comprised of three main pillars: Media, Events, and Esports. Their digital media platform includes +100 gaming related websites and 900 YouTube channels which collectively reach 150 million visitors monthly. "
target: Steel Media Ltd.
Steel Media Limited is the largest mobile gaming network in the world, which holds a significant portfolio of consumer and B2B websites, and a series of successful global live networking events. They are based in the UK.
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$2.50
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closed 11/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Curate Mobile, acquired Juice Mobile

synopsis: Curate Mobile, a technology-driven mobile growth platform and trusted destination for brands and agencies, announced the acquisition of Juice Mobile, a mobile advertising and technology firm. They captivate people with their creative capabilities and deliver beyond expectation through their strategic expertise on data, targeting and measurement.
buyer: Curate Mobile
Based in Canada, Curate Mobile is a technology-driven mobile growth platform; a simple, effective touch-point for advertisers looking to boost user LTV or increase their brand awareness on mobile. Their focus is the spearheading and execution of mobile user acquisition and direct response campaigns."
target parent: Yellow Pages Limited
target: Juice Mobile
Based in Canada, Juice Mobile is an award-winning mobile advertising and technology firm. They captivate people with their creative capabilities and deliver beyond expectation through their strategic expertise on data, targeting and measurement.
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closed 10/31/2018 via PR Newswire

Criteo, acquired Manage

synopsis: Criteo, the leader in commerce marketing, has acquired Manage, a data-driven mobile app marketing solution for performance advertisers. Manage allows advertisers to reach their target audience segments across mobile and tablet devices with efficiency and focus on customer lifetime value.
buyer: Criteo (CRTO:$2,304.25)
Criteo, the leader in commerce marketing, is building the highest performing and open commerce marketing ecosystem to drive profits and sales for retailers and brands. Criteo team members partner with 17,000 customers and thousands of publishers across the globe to deliver performance at scale. "
target: Manage
Manage is a data-driven mobile app marketing solution for performance advertisers. With Manage, advertisers can reach their target audience segments across mobile and tablet devices with efficiency and focus on customer lifetime value.
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closed 9/7/2018 via Company Press Release

PIA Performance Interactive Alliance, acquired tab gmbH

synopsis: PIA Performance Interactive Alliance, one of the leading digital agency groups in Germany, has announced it has acquired TAB gmbH. TAB offers acquisition, tracking, reporting and optimization, to strategic campaign planning and creative assets.
buyer parent: Equistone Partners Europe
buyer: PIA Performance Interactive Alliance
PIA Performance Interactive Alliance is one of the leading digital agency groups in Germany. The company offers display advertising and marketing, website analytics solutions, Search Engine Optimization/Advertising campaigns, social media marketing and brand management. "
target: tab gmbH
TAB offers acquisition, tracking, reporting and optimization, to strategic campaign planning and creative assets. TAB's in-house traffic solutions include a private distribution platform, app conversion, attribution tracking and optimization tools.
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closed 8/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

Buzzvil, acquired Slide App

synopsis: Korea-based smartphone advertising startup Buzzvil has acquired Pakistan lockscreen content curator SlideApp as part of its effort to consolidate its grip in the global mobile ad market. SlideApp allows users to get rewards for reading content on the mobile lockscreen.
buyer: Buzzvil
Buzzvil is the No.1 lockscreen ad network provider offering quality services to over 12 million users in the world. It was founded in 2012 to develop a more natural and effective advertising platform on mobile. "
target: Slide App
SlideApp is a Pakistan-based lockscreen content curator. SlideApp allows users to get rewards for reading content on the mobile lockscreen, which was deemed as a cost-efficient marketing tool for businesses.
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announced 12/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Grumbl Media Holding BV, will acquire AffiMobiz

synopsis: CLIQ Digital AG's subsidiary Grumbl Media has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a majority stake in the French media buying specialist AffiMobiz. AffiMobiz, based in France, is a Selective Mobile CPA (cost per acquisition) Network providing both in-house and exclusive Advertisers‘ offers.
buyer parent: CLIQ Digital
buyer: Grumbl Media Holding BV
Grumbl Media, an Amsterdam based Affiliate Network, was founded in 2010 and acquired later on in 2014 by CLIQ Digital AG an online marketing company. Grumbl Media is a premium affiliate network for only top players in the industry. "
target: AffiMobiz
AffiMobiz, based in France, is a Selective Mobile CPA (cost per acquisition) Network providing both in-house and exclusive Advertisers‘ offers. AffiMobiz provides Publishers, Media Buyers, Ad Networks and Advertisers with the most performing solutions and marketing tools to achieve their goal.
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closed 8/14/2017 via Market Wire

Momentous Entertainment Group, acquired BLACKFOX.IO

synopsis: Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc., an online social media network company organized into four business areas: social networking, social gaming, ecommerce consumer products and services, and OTT streaming media content creation and distribution, announced that it has executed agreements and completed initial funding to acquire BLACKFOX.IO.
buyer: Momentous Entertainment Group (OTCBB: MMEGD:$0.14)
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc. is an online social media network company. It is vertically organized into four business areas: social networking, social gaming, ecommerce sold consumer products and services, and OTT (Over-The-Top) streaming media content creation and distribution. "
target: BLACKFOX.IO
BLACKFOX.IO is a unique mobile ad networks company that has been silently innovating the performance digital marketing sector by delivering highly qualified sales and leads to their clients. BLACKFOX's team works with their clients to create tailored marketing campaigns to find the perfect audience.
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announced 7/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Rongyu Group Co., Ltd., will acquire Guangzhou Junbo Network Technology Inc.

synopsis: Rongyu Group Co., Ltd. announced plans to buy out Guangzhou Junbo Network Technology Inc. Guangzhou Junbo is mainly engaged in online marketing services. Rongyu Group is principally engaged in the research and development, manufacture, and distribution of electrical switch products. Rongyu expects to enter the IT industry through the acquisition.
buyer: Rongyu Group Co., Ltd. (SZSE:002622:$22.84)
Rongyu Group is principally engaged in the research and development, manufacture, and distribution of electrical switch products. The Group has more than 700 employees, seven subsidiaries and a joint-stock company, involved in 3 business segments: innovation and technology and financial services. "
target: Guangzhou Junbo Network Technology Inc.
Guangzhou Junbo Network Technology Inc. is mainly engaged in online marketing services, focusing on mobile internet advertising and marketing. Through professional service capabilities, the Junbo network has won the industry's attention and the recognition of partners such as Baidu, Tencent.
price ($mm)
$144
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$23
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6.2x
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announced 7/17/2017 via Reuters

Taptica, will acquire Adinnovation Inc.

synopsis: Mobile advertising firm Taptica said it agreed to acquire 57 percent of Adinnovation Inc in cash, the first Israeli acquisition of a Japanese mobile ad company. Adinnovation is the leader in Japan's smartphone advertising industry.
buyer: Taptica (AIM:TAP:$289.31)
Taptica is a global end-to-end mobile advertising platform that helps top brands reach their most valuable users with the widest range of traffic sources available, including social. Their proprietary technology leverages big data, and combined with machine learning, enables quality media targeting."
target: Adinnovation Inc.
Established in 2010, Adinnovation is the leader in Japan's smartphone advertising industry. The company specializes in smartphone application and mobile advertising marketing promotion, implementation, management, tracking, and media site monetization.
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announced 4/25/2017 via Market Wire

Momentous Entertainment Group, will acquire BLACKFOX.IO

synopsis: Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc., an online social media network company organized into 4 business areas: social networking, social gaming, ecommerce, and OTT streaming media creation & distribution, announced that it has executed a Letter of Intent to acquire BLACKFOX.IO, a mobile advertising network with a strong worldwide affiliate network.
buyer: Momentous Entertainment Group (OTCBB: MMEGD:$0.14)
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc. is an online social media network company. It is vertically organized into four business areas: social networking, social gaming, ecommerce sold consumer products and services, and OTT (Over-The-Top) streaming media content creation and distribution. "
target: BLACKFOX.IO
BLACKFOX.IO is a unique mobile ad networks company that has been silently innovating the performance digital marketing sector by delivering highly qualified sales and leads to their clients. BLACKFOX's team works with their clients to create tailored marketing campaigns to find the perfect audience.
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closed 3/1/2017 via Company Press Release

Digi117 Ltd., acquired GoWide

synopsis: GoWide has been acquired by Digi117, an IT consulting and software engineering company based out of Vancouver, Canada. GoWide is a top-notch mobile ad platform that puts all advertising solutions in one place. GoWide's services help app owners and agencies to bring in high quality leads and publishers to monetize inventory.
buyer: Digi117 Ltd.
DIGI117 is an IT Consulting & Software Engineering company. They work to assist clients with achieving top line growth and bottom line savings by connecting them to the best IT talent available on the market and supporting and advising on their strategic talent and software development initiatives. "
target: GoWide
GoWide is a worldwide mobile ad platform which specializes in user acquisition initiatives. Their services support app owners and agencies so that they can bring in high-quality leads and publishers to monetize inventory.
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closed 2/23/2017 via BusinessWire

Revcontent, acquired Rover App

synopsis: Revcontent, a content recommendation platform, announced the acquisition of machine learning company, Rover, for its advanced personalization and recommendation technology. A testament to Revcontent’s rapid growth and visionary mindset, the acquisition of Rover is the next step in delivering personalized discovery, one recommendation at a time.
buyer: Revcontent
Revcontent is the world’s fastest growing content recommendation network, powering 250 billion content recommendations per month. Revcontent partners with the largest media brands in the world such as Forbes, Newsweek, The Atlantic, International Business Times, and more. "
target: Rover App
Rover is a Personalized content discovery app that uses machine learning to help users discover content based on interests and other users they follow. Rover helps people discover content they love, that they never knew existed from a wide variety of over 15,000 topics.
price ($mm)
$30
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announced 2/7/2017 via BusinessWire

DAU-UP, will acquire ClicksMob

synopsis: XLMedia, a leading provider of digital performance marketing, via Dau-Up, the Group’s mobile marketing subsidiary, will acquire ClicksMob Inc, a mobile performance marketing platform. ClicksMob delivers performance-based user acquisition to leading apps across a number of verticals, including gaming, e-commerce, travel, entertainment and finance.
buyer parent: XLMedia plc
buyer: DAU-UP
Dau-Up is XLMedia’s mobile marketing subsidiary. DAU-UP is a Marketing Powerhouse for Gaming companies. At DAU-UP, an energetic group of people comes together everyday to deliver targeted, monetizable players to its clients. "
target: ClicksMob
ClicksMob Inc is a mobile performance marketing platform. ClicksMob delivers performance-based user acquisition to leading apps across a number of verticals, including gaming, e-commerce, travel, entertainment and finance.
price ($mm)
$5.10
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$16
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0.3x
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closed 1/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Buzzvil, acquired Slidejoy

synopsis: Buzzvil, the No.1 lockscreen ad network provider offering quality services to over 12 million users in the world, has acquired Slidejoy, an Android app that rewards users for turning their lock screens into digital billboards.
buyer: Buzzvil
Buzzvil is the No.1 lockscreen ad network provider offering quality services to over 12 million users in the world. It was founded in 2012 to develop a more natural and effective advertising platform on mobile. "
target: Slidejoy
Slidejoy is an Android app that rewards users for turning their lock screens into digital billboards. Slidejoy’s vision is to make mobile service, apps and devices free for the world.
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closed 1/18/2017 via PR Web

ReviMedia, Inc., acquired Click2Call Network

synopsis: Performance marketing company, ReviMedia announced that it has acquired Click2Call Network, an industry leader in mobile performance marketing, operating out of New York. The acquisition further positions ReviMedia as a forerunner in the performance marketing industry, enhancing the company’s future growth and performance.
buyer: ReviMedia, Inc.
Founded in 2010 and headquartered in New York, ReviMedia is a fast-growing performance marketing company offering sophisticated lead generation and lead exchange solutions to clients across multiple verticals, including insurance, financial services, and home services. "
target: Click2Call Network
Founded in 2011, Click2Call is a leading company in the call-marketing industry that leverages telephonic tracking and the ability to generate inbound calls from multiple mobile sources. They have been able to build a publisher network leverages the curated mobile traffic and the best results.
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closed 12/14/2016 via Company Press Release

Mogae Media PVT. Ltd., purchased Ngage from Nimbuzz

synopsis: Mogae Media, a leading provider of integrated mobile marketing services, has acquired Ngage, the ad tech platform of Nimbuzz. Nimbuzz is a proprietary cross-platform instant messaging aggregator for smartphones, tablets and personal computers.
buyer: Mogae Media PVT. Ltd.
Mogae Media is a leading provider of integrated mobile marketing services, with the enhanced ability to reach over 80% of India’s mobile subscriber base, from Uber customers in leading metros to the smallest and remotest village across rural India. "
seller parent: New Call Telecom Ltd
seller: Nimbuzz
The acquisition includes Ngage, the ad tech platform of Nimbuzz. Nimbuzz is a proprietary cross-platform instant messaging aggregator for smartphones, tablets and personal computers developed by Nimbuzz B.V. Nimbuzz has 150 million users in 200 countries.
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$5.88
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closed 10/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Xurpas Inc., acquired Art of Click Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: Philippines-based mobile service developer and tech company Xurpas has acquired Singaporean mobile media advertising and marketing startup Art of Click. Art of Click's mobile affiliate marketing service brings ads to the Asian markets, including South Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong, as well as North America and Europe.
buyer: Xurpas Inc. (PSE:X:$24.39)
Established in 2001, Xurpas Inc. has grown into the largest consumer technology company in the Philippines. They offer a complete portfolio of products and services ranging from mobile casual games, messaging, web & mobile application development, enterprise solutions and more. "
target: Art of Click Pte. Ltd.
Art of Click is a performance-based DSP, Mobile Ad Network and Media Agency, operating primarily in Asia Pacific. They mainly offer performance-based campaigns to brands, agencies, app developers, games and content providers.
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$22
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announced 8/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, will acquire Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: GroupM, the world’s leading media investment group, will acquire Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd. from Madhouse Inc., a mobile ad platform company in China. Madhouse India is an Indian company that focuses on mobile media and advertising. The company brings advertisers together with mobile media publishers to unleash the power of mobile media advertising.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation serving as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target parent: BlueFocus Communication Group
target: Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd.
Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd. is a mobile marketing agency in India. Madhouse India focuses on mobile media and advertising. The company brings advertisers together with mobile media publishers to unleash the power of mobile media advertising.
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announced 8/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, will acquire Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd.

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

Engine Shop, LLC, acquired IEG, LLC

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

GroupM, will acquire The Glitch

synopsis: WPP has announced that its wholly-owned global media investment group, GroupM, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in The Glitch, a digitally-led creative agency. The Glitch’s full-service capabilities include digital, video and content strategy, interactive design technology, ecommerce, branding and media planning.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation serving as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: The Glitch
The Glitch is one of the largest Independent Advertising houses in India handling over 40 brands across Unilever, Netflix, PepsiCo & Perfetti. The Glitch was founded in 2009 and employs around 200 people in Mumbai and Delhi.
price ($mm)
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$3
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announced 1/25/2017 via Company Press Release

GroupM, will acquire MediaCom India

synopsis: WPP’s GroupM, the world’s leading global media investment group, announced they will be acquiring a majority stake in MediaCom India, a Content + Connection agency that specializes in media buying and planning across channels.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation serving as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: MediaCom India
Founded in 2007, MediaCom India became a joint venture between GroupM India and Sam Balsara in 2008. As a Content + Connection agency, MediaCom India specializes in media buying and planning across channels.
price ($mm)
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$10
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closed 12/18/2015 via PR Newswire

GroupM, acquired The Exchange Lab

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

GroupM, acquired Yonder Media (Pty) Ltd

synopsis: GroupM, the world’s leading global media investment group, announced the addition of Yonder Media, South Africa’s leading specialized mobile marketing agency, to its portfolio. Yonder Media is a full-service, mobile first, digital and social media agency offering mobile and social media strategy, application development, media planning and more.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation serving as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: Yonder Media (Pty) Ltd
Johannesburg and Cape Town-based Yonder Media is a digital and social media agency with mobile at the heart of all it does. With a high quality portfolio of clients and a suite of digital media management services, Yonder leads the mobile advertising market in South Africa.
price ($mm)
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$2
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announced 11/4/2015 via Company Press Release

GroupM, will acquire Essence Digital Limited

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

GroupM, acquired DirectComm Marketing Group

synopsis: GroupM, the leading global media investment management group, has acquired a majority stake in directComm Marketing Group, a leading provider of integrated direct marketing services in Turkey.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation. It serves as the parent company to WPP’s media agencies – Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom, Maxus, who are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: DirectComm Marketing Group
DirectComm Marketing Group is a leading provider of integrated direct marketing services in Turkey. They specialize in digital marketing, customer relationship management, events and social media.
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$7
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closed 6/17/2015 via Company Press Release

GroupM, acquired Chemistry Media Ltd.

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

GroupM, Kinetic, will acquire Poster Conseil

synopsis: WPP announces that its wholly-owned operating companies, Kinetic and GroupM, have agreed to acquire a majority stake in Financiere Poster ("Poster Conseil"), the leading out-of-home (OOH) specialist in France. Poster Conseil manages media planning and buying for agencies and direct clients, and provides planning and measurement technologies.
buyer: GroupM
buyer: Kinetic
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation. Kinetic Worldwide is the global leader in understanding how brands can connect with people’s lifestyles and the environments they engage with when away from the home. "
target: Poster Conseil
Poster Conseil is an out-of-home or OOH specialist in France. Poster Conseil manages media planning and buying for agencies and direct clients, and provides planning and measurement technologies to both agencies and vendors. It employs 25 people and is based in Paris.
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$12
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closed 5/20/2015 via Company Press Release

GroupM, acquired Two Circles Limited

synopsis: WPP has acquired a majority stake in Two Circles Limited, a data-driven sports marketing agency based in London. Following the deal, Two Circles will become part of ESP Properties, GroupM’s newly launched company serving rightsholders from the worlds of sports and entertainment.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation, serving as the parent company to agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: Two Circles Limited
Two Circles is a data driven sports agency that helps sports organisations build stronger relationships with their customers. They use data to help their clients understand their customers and act on this insight.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/26/2014 via Company Press Release

GroupM, will acquire Keyade SAS

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

GroupM, will acquire Amvg & Aerodeon

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

GroupM, acquired plista

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

GroupM, will acquire ClickMedia

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

GroupM, will acquire Vocanic Pte. Ltd.

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

GroupM, acquired Play Communication

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

GroupM, acquired Filmworks China

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

GroupM, will acquire Netbooster Asia

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

GroupM, acquired Unimedia Central de Medios SL

synopsis: GroupM has acquired Unimedia Central de Medios SL, a marketing company based in Madrid, Spain.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation, serving as the parent company to agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: Unimedia Central de Medios SL
Unimedia Central de Medios SL is a marketing company based in Madrid, Spain.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, will acquire Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: GroupM, the world’s leading media investment group, will acquire Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd. from Madhouse Inc., a mobile ad platform company in China. Madhouse India is an Indian company that focuses on mobile media and advertising. The company brings advertisers together with mobile media publishers to unleash the power of mobile media advertising.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation serving as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target parent: BlueFocus Communication Group
target: Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd.
Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd. is a mobile marketing agency in India. Madhouse India focuses on mobile media and advertising. The company brings advertisers together with mobile media publishers to unleash the power of mobile media advertising.
price ($mm)
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announced 8/23/2019 via BusinessWire

Legacy Acquisition Corp., will acquire Blue Impact

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

Briggs Advertising merged with CD&M Communications,

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

Chemistry, acquired Pinta USA LLC

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

ORB Limited, acquired Superdream Creative Limited

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

Buffalo Agency, acquired Rawle Murdy Associates Inc.

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

LDC Limited, acquired MSQ Partners Limited

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

Publicis Groupe SA, will acquire Epsilon

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

Calise Partners, acquired Imaginuity

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

Riester Corporation, acquired Santy Integrated, Inc.

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

Gravity Global, acquired JJ Marketing

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

Finn Partners, acquired Small Army

synopsis: Global marketing and communications firm, Finn Partners, announced it has acquired Small Army, a 45-person integrated marketing and creative services agency located in Boston. The firm serves clients in diverse sectors, including travel, health, technology and financial services.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners has become one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company's record setting pace is a result of organic growth and integrating new companies and new people into the FINN world. "
target: Small Army
Small Army is a marketing and creative services agency that helps brands build relationships with people. Small Army's full range of services include strategic planning, brand development, advertising, social media, content creation, website building, video production and media planning/buying.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/5/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Elevation Marketing, acquired Cloverleaf Innovation

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

WE Communications, acquired Codeword

synopsis: WE Communications, an international public relations firm has announced its acquisition of Codeword. Codeword is a hybrid agency that combines content, media relations and creativity to build effective communication programs.
buyer: WE Communications
WE Communications is an international public relations firm that works with some of the most innovative companies on the planet. For more than 30 years they’ve been movers and opinion shakers, experiencing firsthand how technology can enable brand transformation. "
target: Codeword
Codeword is a hybrid agency that combines content, media relations and thoughtful creativity to build effective communications programs. They help launch startups, run multi-channel campaigns, grow user bases, and lead comprehensive PR and marketing initiatives.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

You & Mr Jones, acquired Inside Ideas Group Ltd

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

Cogent Elliott Ltd., acquired NC Creative Group

synopsis: Cogent, an integrated marketing communications agency in the UK, has acquired NC Creative Group, a full service marketing communications agency in the UK. NC Creative offers a broad range of services across consumer and B2B markets. The group helps their clients to develop strong and clear messages that promote and protect their brand.
buyer: Cogent Elliott Ltd.
Cogent is an integrated marketing communications agency in the UK. Cogent produces effective creative communications to solve their client's commercial challenges. Their specializations include brand, advertising, digital, photography, PR, social, film production, B2B marketing, content, and more. "
target: NC Creative Group
NC Creative Group is a full service marketing communications agency in the UK. NC Creative offers a broad range of services across consumer and B2B markets. The group helps their clients to develop strong and clear messages that promote and protect their brand.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/9/2019 via BusinessWire

Big Group, acquired Brandworks

synopsis: Big Group announced that it has acquired Brandworks, a company based in the Netherlands that supports brands and organizations looking to accelerate or launch their businesses in the Benelux and wider European markets. They specialize in sales, merchandising, marketing and more.
buyer: Big Group
Big Group is an award-winning creative marketing agency founded in 1991. The company is headquartered in London with offices in Newbury, Bath and Amsterdam with a team of over 150 people. The company provides services centred around brand experience, creative technology and performance marketing. "
target: Brandworks
Brandworks, founded in 2014, supports brands and organizations looking to accelerate or launch their businesses in the Benelux and wider European markets. They specialize in sales, merchandising, marketing and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Partnership, Inc. merged with M3 Effect,

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

Quad/Graphics, will acquire Periscope

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

Shorthose Russell, acquired Newl&Potter Limited

synopsis: Shorthose Russell, UK's award winning company that is recognized as one of the most-respected marketing and communications agencies in the Eastern region, has acquired Newl & Potter, a British design consultancy based in East London, specializing in identity, print, display, packaging and digital media.
buyer: Shorthose Russell
Headquartered in the UK, Shorthose Russell is an award winning company and is recognized as one of the most-respected marketing and communications agencies in the Eastern region. Working across multiple sectors, they have genuine expertise across digital, design and communications disciplines. "
target: Newl&Potter Limited
Newl&Potter is a British design consultancy based in East London, specializing in identity, print, display, packaging and digital media. Whether global brand or one man band, they always work tirelessly to inject creativity, get results quickly and hopefully lift a few souls.
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2014
rev ($mm)
$12.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.11
EBIT ($mm)
($1.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
59
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Ticker: ASX:MKB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO Social Media is at the forefront of the next generation in social media, providing innovative products and content to enable communities to engage and interact. MOKO provides tailored content for high value, niche user groups.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.88
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.25)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:MEME
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MeeMee Media Inc.
MeeMee Media Inc.
MeeMee Media Inc. is an international mobile media roll-up and build out opportunity being erected on the acquisition of a leading Latin American mobile content distribution and services company.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: JP:4751
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CyberAgent Inc.
CyberAgent Inc.
CyberAgent Inc. engages in Internet media and Internet advertising businesses. It also involves in the investment development business. They are currently expanding their business in the field of Internet, a leading industry of the 21st Century.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$141,111.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$21,121.00
EBIT ($mm)
$17,411.00
Net Income ($mm)
$8,523.00
Employees
2437
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Ticker: DB:SAX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ströer Media
Ströer Media
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,814.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$355.43
EBIT ($mm)
$192.91
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12514
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Ticker: NYSE:TSQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Townsquare Media Group
Townsquare Media Group
Townsquare is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$507.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$96.45
EBIT ($mm)
$70.76
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2900
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Ticker: QNST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
QuinStreet, Inc.
QuinStreet, Inc.
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$444.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$16.30
EBIT ($mm)
$10.93
Net Income ($mm)
$64.49
Employees
506
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Ticker: AIM:RTHM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RhythmOne plc
RhythmOne plc
RhythmOne is a tech-enabled digital media company that connects online audiences with brands through premium content across devices. Through its fully integrated programmatic platform, RhythmMax, the Company offers digital advertising inventory across owned, controlled and extended supply sources.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$316.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.17
EBIT ($mm)
$0.95
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
761
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Ticker: MXMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Max Media Group
Max Media Group
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$259.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.71
EBIT ($mm)
$19.22
Net Income ($mm)
$12.73
Employees
1892
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALREW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ReWorld Media
ReWorld Media
Reworld Media is specialized in brand content and content commerce through the use of media brands. Founded in France in 2012, the group covers themes such as fashion, beauty, cooking, lifestyle and entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$198.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.44
EBIT ($mm)
$8.77
Net Income ($mm)
$7.67
Employees
453
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Ticker: TSE:6535
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
i-mobile Co., Ltd. (Advertising)
i-mobile is the leading Japanese independent ad network in internet advertising. i-mobile ad network helps to bring advertisers and media together. Their platform has high transparency, and is operated by experienced professionals to help ensure both sides of their customers are matched perfectly.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$137.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.21
EBIT ($mm)
$20.76
Net Income ($mm)
$13.54
Employees
178
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Ticker: CYPXF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc. leverages its proprietary affiliate network, robust advertising relationships and experience, along with technology design, development and solutions specialists to develop and implement web-based programs and solutions that have a proven record in delivering results.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$106.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
132
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Ticker: OMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, public relations and other specialty communications services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$15,385.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,351.50
EBIT ($mm)
$2,076.40
Net Income ($mm)
$1,146.30
Employees
77300
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Ticker: TSE:2433
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Group companies are committed to providing optimized solutions for advertisers, media companies and content holders in Japan and internationally. The company provides planning, production, marketing, public relations, and other services related to advertising in various media.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$13,432.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$609.82
EBIT ($mm)
$477.87
Net Income ($mm)
$366.24
Employees
21469
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Ticker: SWX:DKSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$11,510.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$302.76
EBIT ($mm)
$262.53
Net Income ($mm)
$258.18
Employees
32996
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Ticker: NYSE: IPG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Their companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialty marketing.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$8,157.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,190.70
EBIT ($mm)
$1,024.10
Net Income ($mm)
$569.60
Employees
50200
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Ticker: SZSE:300058
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus is one of the most recognized communications services groups originating in China. They provide a wide spectrum of marketing and brand management services across disciplines of Strategy, Digital, Advertising, Media, Social, PR, Design, Branding, CRM, Data, E-Commerce and Mobile solutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
$102.91
Net Income ($mm)
$75.66
Employees
5445
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Ticker: KOSE:A030000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide Inc. is a marketing solutions company that offers advertising, public relations, shopper marketing, sports marketing, digital marketing, etc. It was established in 1973 with headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,930.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$188.57
EBIT ($mm)
$157.53
Net Income ($mm)
$112.25
Employees
1274
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Ticker: DLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,969.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$487.33
EBIT ($mm)
$399.12
Net Income ($mm)
$236.43
Employees
5886
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Ticker: MDCA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners is one of the fastest-growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Their agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,485.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.92
EBIT ($mm)
$116.03
Net Income ($mm)
$215.15
Employees
6200
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Ticker: AIM:SAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc is a global marketing services business working across a wide variety of industry sectors with a strategy focused on winning new business and starting new businesses.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$438.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.94
EBIT ($mm)
$22.02
Net Income ($mm)
$2.64
Employees
2483
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Ticker: ASX:IGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IVE Group
IVE Group
IVE Group Ltd is an ASX listed vertically integrated marketing and print communications provider. IVE enables its customers to communicate more effectively with their customers by creating, managing, producing and distributing content across multiple channels.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$395.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.66
EBIT ($mm)
$17.68
Net Income ($mm)
$9.65
Employees
1100
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Ticker: NYSE:HHS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte Hanks is a global marketing services firm specializing in multi-channel marketing solutions. Harte Hanks offers end-to-end marketing services including consulting, strategic assessment, data, analytics, digital, social, mobile, print, direct mail and contact center.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$394.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.14
EBIT ($mm)
($4.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5620
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Ticker: 002712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd. offers media services in China. Through their brands, they offer Media planning and agency (ProVision Media Network), Brand Management (BC&T Boundless Creations & Talents), Outdoor Advertising (EYoung Outdoors), Digital Marketing (Simei Digital), and more.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$374.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.18
EBIT ($mm)
$13.83
Net Income ($mm)
$14.17
Employees
180
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Ticker: AIM:TMMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Mission Marketing Group plc
The Mission Marketing Group plc
The Mission Marketing Group plc is a national network of creative communications Agencies. The Group portfolio comprises integrated, multi-discipline, multi-sector Agencies, specialists in specific marketing/communications activities and specialists in particular market sectors.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$198.51
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.64
EBIT ($mm)
$9.98
Net Income ($mm)
$6.84
Employees
1100
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Ticker: AIM:INTQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ is one of the world's most successful Mobile, Social & APP-based service providers. Their disruptive mobile marketing, rich media and advertising platforms enable clients to profitably engage with the emerging social entertainment ecosystem.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$151.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.25
EBIT ($mm)
$12.92
Net Income ($mm)
$11.84
Employees
155
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Ticker: ASX:EGG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enero Group Limited
Enero Group Limited
Enero Group Limited is engaged in integrated marketing and communication services, including strategy, market research, advertising, public relations, communications planning graphic design, events management, direct marketing, and corporate communications.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$142.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.25
EBIT ($mm)
$6.33
Net Income ($mm)
$1.42
Employees
500
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