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closed 8/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tungsten Branding, acquired Brandzam

synopsis: Tungsten Branding, a provider of brand creation/development services, has acquired Brandzam, a brandable domain marketplace for startups, solopreneurs and entrepreneurs on a budget. Brandzam offers entry level brand name pricing that comes complete with an accompanying logo design.
buyer: Tungsten Branding
Tungsten Branding provides brand creation/development services, brand alignment and brand consulting services. Tungsten helps brand a company owner's idea for their business, product or service. This includes defining the brand objectives, clarifying the message and creating the brand identity. "
target: Brandzam
Brandzam is a brandable domain marketplace for startups, solopreneurs and entrepreneurs on a budget. Brandzam offers entry level brand name pricing that comes complete with an accompanying logo design.
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announced 9/5/2018 via PR Newswire

ABRY Partners, LLC, will acquire Donuts Inc.

synopsis: Donuts Inc., the global leader in high-quality, new top-level Internet domains, announced that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Abry Partners, a leading private equity firm. Donuts holds the world's largest portfolio of new top-level domains (TLDs).
buyer: ABRY Partners, LLC
ABRY Partners is one of the most experienced media, communications, and information services focused private equity firms in North America. It specializes in late stage. The firm has completed over $77 billion of transactions, including leveraged buyouts, growth financing and recapitalization. "
target: Donuts Inc.
Donuts simplifies and connects a fragmented online world with domain names and related technologies that allow people and businesses to build, market and own their digital identities.
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closed 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Epik Holdings Inc., acquired Undeveloped B.V.

synopsis: Undeveloped, a startup that lets users easily buy and sell domain names, has been acquired by US registrar Epik (who calls itself ‘The Swiss Bank of Domains’). Undeveloped allows users to shop 21 million domains directly from sellers in 100+ countries, and finally go beyond already taken domain names.
buyer: Epik Holdings Inc.
Epik is the premier provider of integrated domain name lifecycle management solutions. With Epik, customers can easily and cost-efectively manage the entire life cycle of their domain portfolios, from acquisition and registration. "
target: Undeveloped B.V.
Undeveloped is a startup that lets users easily buy and sell domain names. Undeveloped is the world's leading marketplace for digital brands. Shop 21 million domains directly from sellers in 100+ countries, and finally go beyond already taken domain names!
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closed 12/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

CentralNic Group plc, acquired Instra Corporation

synopsis: Publicly traded domain name registrar and registry CentralNic has agreed to acquire domain name registrar Instra Group. Instra has a 15 year history of leadership in the domain industry, selling and promoting gTLD and ccTLD domain names and servicing customers in more than 200 countries worldwide.
buyer: CentralNic Group plc (AIM:CNIC:$31.72)
CentralNic plc, (AIM: CNIC) is the Registry Service Provider powering the sale of domain names through online retailers globally. One of the world's pioneering registry service providers, CentralNic provides registry services, distribution, and strategic consultancy for new TLDs, ccTLDs and SLDs. "
target: Instra Corporation
Instra has a 15 year history of leadership in the domain industry, selling and promoting gTLD and ccTLD domain names and servicing customers in more than 200 countries worldwide.
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$24
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$11
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$2
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closed 5/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Flippa.com Pty Ltd, acquired Domain Holdings Group, Inc.

synopsis: Flippa announced that it has acquired Domain Holdings Group, the award-winning premium domain brokerage company based in Florida, USA. Flippa is the web's #1 marketplace for buying and selling websites, domains and apps.
buyer: Flippa.com Pty Ltd
Flippa is the world’s largest marketplace for buying and selling established websites. Flippa also hosts the sale of domain names through it’s platform. Over $88 million in websites and domains have changed hands since its creation. "
target: Domain Holdings Group, Inc.
Domain Holdings Group, Inc. (DH) is an industry leading domain name brokerage firm specializing in the representation and acquisition of premium domain names.
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closed 9/23/2013 via PR Web

TechStars, acquired NameLayer

synopsis: TechStars, a provider of seed funding from over 75 top venture capital firms and angel investors who are vested in the success of startups, has announced that they have acquired NameLayer, a popular inventory of brandable domain names curated for the tech market.
buyer: TechStars
Techstars provides seed funding from over 75 top venture capital firms and angel investors who are vested in the success of startups, as well as intense mentorship from hundreds of the best entrepreneurs in the world. "
target: NameLayer
NameLayer is the commercialization of domain name aftermarket algorithms designed to find the needles in the domain market haystack. Their technology allows them to rapidly build out an inventory of very high quality domain names curated for tech startup brandability.
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closed 9/19/2013 via BusinessWire

GoDaddy.com, acquired Afternic, Inc

synopsis: GoDaddy, the world’s leading domain name provider, has acquired Afternic, one of the industry’s leading domain name aftermarket companies. The move creates an unprecedented level of domain name aftermarket inventory from one source, enabling buyers to purchase registered domain names offered for sale quickly and easily.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target parent: NameMedia, Inc.
target: Afternic, Inc
Afternic’s Domain Name Marketplace has over 1.8 million premium domains available for purchase supported by complementary products such as a domain name appraisal service, a domain purchase assistance team; secure domain name escrow services, and a platform for generating advertising revenue.
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closed 11/28/2006 via BusinessWire

NameMedia, Inc., acquired Afternic, Inc

synopsis: NameMedia, the industry leader in Direct Search and Premium Domain Name Sales, has acquired Afternic, Inc., the industry’s pioneer marketplace for the resale of domain names. Afternic will join with BuyDomains, NameMedia’s existing domain name marketplace, in creating the leading platform for the domain aftermarket
buyer parent: Highland Capital Holdings Corporation
buyer: NameMedia, Inc.
NameMedia is the industry leader in Direct Search and the marketplace for premium domain names. The company leverages the power of Direct Search through a proprietary publishing platform that creates revenue-generating search destinations. "
target: Afternic, Inc
Afternic’s Domain Name Marketplace has over 1.8 million premium domains available for purchase supported by complementary products such as a domain name appraisal service, a domain purchase assistance team; secure domain name escrow services, and a platform for generating advertising revenue.
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closed 10/25/2018 via Company Press Release

WP Engine, Inc., acquired Array Themes

synopsis: WP Engine, the leading WordPress digital experience platform, has acquired Array Themes. Since 2009, Array has served the WordPress community as one of the top theme providers dedicated to authentic, eclectic design and easy-to-use WordPress products.
buyer: WP Engine, Inc.
WP Engine is the WordPress Digital Experience Platform that gives companies of all sizes the agility, performance, intelligence, and integrations they need to drive their business forward faster. "
target: Array Themes
Since 2009, Array has served the WordPress community as one of the top theme providers dedicated to authentic, eclectic design and easy-to-use WordPress products.
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closed 2/28/2018 via PR Web

Wellspring Search, LLC, acquired CoolHomepages.com

synopsis: Wellspring Search, LLC has acquired CoolHomepages.com, the California-based design portal that has launched and made thousands of design careers in the digital industry. CoolHomepages.com features a collection of web templates for sale, and a designer portfolio section that helps customers find a web designer that matches their needs.
buyer: Wellspring Search, LLC
Based in Gettysburg, PA and Frederick, MD, Wellspring Search delivers world-class digital marketing services with a focus on SEO, SEM, marketing automation, and content marketing. Wellspring Search delivers business leads, value, and competitive advantage for their clients. "
target: CoolHomepages.com
Founded in 1997, CoolHomepages.com is one of the oldest web design websites in the United States. CoolHomepages.com features a collection of web templates for sale, and a designer portfolio section that helps customers find a web designer whose portfolio and budget matches their needs.
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closed 9/4/2014 via PR Newswire

Westcon Group, Inc., acquired Verecloud, Inc.

synopsis: Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading technology solutions, announced the acquisition of the assets of Verecloud, Inc., the developer of an advanced channel distribution platform for cloud and services solutions. Verecloud will be incorporated in Westcon Group's Cloud Solutions Practice.
buyer parent: Datatec Limited
buyer: Westcon Group, Inc.
Westcon Group, Inc. is a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. Westcon Group's teams are located in 70+ countries around the globe. "
target: Verecloud, Inc.
Verecloud's® mission is to provide mid-market businesses and technology resellers with a single place to discover, buy, monitor and manage their cloud services. Their Nimbus platform features a marketplace of best-of-breed cloud services integrated into a single experience.
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announced 7/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

SaaSMAX Corp, will acquire SaaSMAX Corp

synopsis: Dina M. Moskowitz, sole director of SaaSMAX, agreed to acquire SaaSMAX Corp., the ultimate app marketplace, solution provider network and channel management program. SaaSMAX is a cloud-based B2B platform that automates and manages reseller transactions and commissions between Business Cloud App Vendors and Solution Providers/Value-added resellers.
buyer: SaaSMAX Corp
SaaSMAX Corp. is the ultimate app marketplace, solution provider network and channel management program. SaaSMAX is a cloud-based B2B platform that automates and manages reseller transactions and commissions between Business Cloud App Vendors and Solution Providers/Value-added resellers. "
target: SaaSMAX Corp
SaaSMAX Corp. is the ultimate app marketplace, solution provider network and channel management program. SaaSMAX is a cloud-based B2B platform that automates and manages reseller transactions and commissions between Business Cloud App Vendors and Solution Providers/Value-added resellers.
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closed 3/14/2012 via Company Press Release

Fotolia, acquired Wilogo SARL

synopsis: Fotolia, the first worldwide social marketplace for royalty free stock images, announced the acquisition of Wilogo.com, a leading crowdsourcing design community.
buyer: Fotolia
Fotolia is the first worldwide social marketplace for royalty free stock images, allowing individuals and professionals to legally buy and share stock images and illustrations. "
target: Wilogo SARL
Wilogo connects graphic designers with companies to produce amazing design. Their goal is to help companies rapidly source a variety of high quality design concepts and materials.
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closed 3/11/2014 via PR Web

Sysnet Global Solutions, acquired SaaS Markets

synopsis: SaaS Markets, the enterprise cloud marketplace provider, announces it has been acquired by Sysnet Global Solutions, a market leader in payment card industry compliance services, specializing in PCI DSS compliance validation and merchant retention solutions for acquiring organizations.
buyer: Sysnet Global Solutions
Sysnet Global Solutions provides payment card industry compliance services, specializing in PCI DSS compliance validation and merchant intelligence solutions. Sysnet offers a range of services, including its proprietary web based compliance management and merchant intelligence solution SysnetAIRTM. "
target: SaaS Markets
SaaS Markets–the enterprise app store company–builds branded app stores for the employee populations of large companies and their external business customers. Leading financial companies, retail brands, telecom.
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closed 5/23/2011 via BusinessWire

Conduit Ltd., acquired Wibiya

synopsis: Conduit Ltd., the largest global network of browser and mobile app publishers, announced the acquisition of leading web publishing solution and app platform, Wibiya. Wibiya offers a one-stop platform that allows web publishers to easily integrate, manage and track third party applications on their websites.
buyer: Conduit Ltd.
Conduit is the largest global network of web and mobile app publishers with over 260,000 members and their 230 million users. Conduit enables publishers to seamlessly encapsulate content and deploy it everywhere from browsers and web sites to all major mobile devices. "
target: Wibiya
Founded in 2008, Wibiya is the leading web application solutions provider, offering a one-stop platform that allows web publishers to easily integrate, manage and track third party applications on their websites. It provides fully customizable, easy-to-use web apps to more than 120,000 websites.
price ($mm)
$45
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closed 10/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

YouTube, acquired FameBit, Inc.

synopsis: Online video and media giant, YouTube, through its parent company Alphabet Inc's Google has acquired Famebit, a YouTube marketing platform that connects YouTubers and other “influencers” with brands to create videos that are shared across the internet.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: YouTube
YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. It provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. "
target: FameBit, Inc.
Fame Bit is a YouTube marketing platform that enable brands to collaborate with YouTube influencers and create videos that are shared across the internet. It is a convenient method to find, hire and work with YouTube Influencers and create brand awareness with tutorial videos.
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closed 6/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Bounce Exchange, acquired GoChime, Inc.

synopsis: Bounce Exchange, a New York-based marketing software company, has acquired direct marketing startup GoChime for an undisclosed amount. GoChime is an online marketplace that connects individuals with brands, based on information they post to their social media channels.
buyer: Bounce Exchange
Bounce Exchange is a marketing software company that has invented Behavioral Automation, a new class of enterprise marketing software. Bounce Exchange analyzes digital body language to make websites way more convenient and user-friendly. "
target: GoChime, Inc.
GoChime is a direct marketing startup. It is an online marketplace that connects individuals with brands, based on information they post to their social media channels.
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closed 1/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

BeMyEye s.r.l., acquired Task360

synopsis: Europe’s leader in crowdsourced in-store Data as a Service (DAAS) announces acquisition of UK operator, Task360, in a move to consolidate the data-driven field marketing industry. Task360 is an app-based data collection system. It enables people to earn money collecting data for Clients; and Clients to get data by paying people to collect it.
buyer: BeMyEye s.r.l.
BeMyEye is the European leader in crowdsourced in-store Data as a Service (DAAS). BeMyEye is the innovative service using crowdsourcing for store checks, mystery shopping and field monitoring. "
target: Task360
Task360 is an app-based data collection system. It enables people to earn money collecting data for Clients; and Clients to get data by paying people to collect it.
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closed 7/13/2012 via BNC Analysis

InMobi, acquired AppBistro

synopsis: Mobile ad network InMobi has acquired MMTG Labs, a San Francisco startup that operates AppBistro, an application marketplace for Facebook pages, and AppGalleries, which is a white-label app store platform that is in use by the likes of Brit Media.
buyer: InMobi
InMobi is the world's largest independent mobile advertising network. With offices on five continents, it provides advertisers, publishers and developers with a uniquely global solution for advertising. Its network is delivers the unprecedented ability to reach 314 million consumers. "
target: AppBistro
AppBistro, offered by MMTG Labs, is an application marketplace for business with facebook pages. By using AppBistro businesses' can find apps that would improve their facebook page and developers get paid when a business chooses their app to be used on their facebook page.
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closed 8/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tungsten Branding, acquired Brandzam

synopsis: Tungsten Branding, a provider of brand creation/development services, has acquired Brandzam, a brandable domain marketplace for startups, solopreneurs and entrepreneurs on a budget. Brandzam offers entry level brand name pricing that comes complete with an accompanying logo design.
buyer: Tungsten Branding
Tungsten Branding provides brand creation/development services, brand alignment and brand consulting services. Tungsten helps brand a company owner's idea for their business, product or service. This includes defining the brand objectives, clarifying the message and creating the brand identity. "
target: Brandzam
Brandzam is a brandable domain marketplace for startups, solopreneurs and entrepreneurs on a budget. Brandzam offers entry level brand name pricing that comes complete with an accompanying logo design.
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closed 8/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tungsten Branding, acquired Brandzam

synopsis: Tungsten Branding, a provider of brand creation/development services, has acquired Brandzam, a brandable domain marketplace for startups, solopreneurs and entrepreneurs on a budget. Brandzam offers entry level brand name pricing that comes complete with an accompanying logo design.
buyer: Tungsten Branding
Tungsten Branding provides brand creation/development services, brand alignment and brand consulting services. Tungsten helps brand a company owner's idea for their business, product or service. This includes defining the brand objectives, clarifying the message and creating the brand identity. "
target: Brandzam
Brandzam is a brandable domain marketplace for startups, solopreneurs and entrepreneurs on a budget. Brandzam offers entry level brand name pricing that comes complete with an accompanying logo design.
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closed 11/7/2019 via BusinessWire

Acceleration Community of Companies, acquired MKG and Pink Sparrow

synopsis: Acceleration Community of Companies (ACC) has acquired award-winning national creative agency MKG and Pink Sparrow, a leading national design and fabrication shop specializing in experiential environments.
buyer: Acceleration Community of Companies
Composed of acquired marketing, media and communications agencies and complemented by an advisory service, Acceleration Community of Companies (ACC) was created to guide and advise clients to move quickly and more efficiently with their branding, marketing and media decisions. "
target: MKG and Pink Sparrow
MKG is an award-winning creative agency specializing in brand experiences. Pink Sparrow is a design and fabrication shop specializing in experiential environments. They both have offices in New York City and Los Angeles.
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closed 10/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Jacobs Agency, Inc. merged with Sandstorm Design,

synopsis: Jacobs Agency has merged with Sandstorm, a user experience and digital agency. Jacobs Agency is an independent advertising agency. Jacobs Agency offers services for strategy, digital and social, branding, design, integrated campaigns, and more.
buyer: Sandstorm Design
Sandstorm is a user experience and digital agency that leverages strategic marketing, emerging technologies and usability to create high impact and compelling brand experiences. Sandstorm specializes in brand strategy, content strategy, social strategy, marketing strategy and more. "
target: Jacobs Agency, Inc.
Jacobs Agency is an independent advertising agency. Jacobs Agency offers services for strategy, digital and social, branding, design, integrated campaigns, and more. Their clients include Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, Whole Foods, Smithfield, B&W, ACE Hardware, Amtrak, Gold Promise, and Peoples Gas.
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closed 10/24/2019 via PR Newswire

Falls, acquired Wyse Advertising

synopsis: Falls, a multi-faceted communications, marketing and digital agency acquired Wyse, a brand management and advertising agency that has built a reputation for branding some of the largest companies in the Midwest and beyond, developing memorable campaigns for Smucker's, Applebee's, Sherwin-Williams and Marathon Petroleum.
buyer: Falls
Falls is a strategic marketing, communications & digital firm. They are among the largest, fully integrated firms with a history of serving clients on a regional, national and international basis. Their vision is to help organizations serve their communities and make the world a better place. "
target: Wyse Advertising
Wyse is a full-service branding, advertising and marketing agency. They have built a reputation for branding some of the largest companies in the Midwest and beyond, developing memorable campaigns for Smucker's, Applebee's, Sherwin-Williams and Marathon Petroleum.
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closed 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Motion Agency, acquired Remedy Chicago

synopsis: Motion, a leading integrated marketing agency headquartered in Chicago, announced its acquisition of Remedy, a branding and design consultancy focused on health, wellness, and social change. Motion’s expertise is anchored in four key practice areas: strategy, creative, content and public relations.
buyer: The Motion Agency
Motion is a leading integrated marketing agency headquartered in Chicago. Motion’s expertise is anchored in four key practice areas: strategy, creative, content and public relations. "
target: Remedy Chicago
Remedy is a branding and design consultancy focused on health, wellness, and social change. They work with global leaders, technology innovators and vanguard non-profits to redefine how people think about and experience health.
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closed 10/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Gavin Advertising, acquired Holberg Design

synopsis: Gavin, a digitally focused PR and marketing agency, has acquired brand strategy and integrated design services firm Holberg Design. Holberg specializes in brand development...From creating visual branding components, to designing effective B2B and B2C advertising campaigns, to creating powerful, intuitive web experiences.
buyer: Gavin Advertising
Gavin Advertising is a digitally minded public relations and marketing agency devoted to truth in branding and driving action. They serve clients in b2b and b2c industries with expertise in CPG, education, health care and manufacturing/building supply. "
target: Holberg Design
Holberg Design is a complete marketing, advertising and design agency. Holberg specializes in brand development...From creating visual branding components, to designing effective B2B and B2C advertising campaigns, to creating powerful, intuitive web experiences.
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closed 10/9/2019 via Company Press Release

Lieberman Research Worldwide, Inc., acquired Salt Branding

synopsis: Lieberman Research Worldwide (LRW), a global collaboration of data-driven companies, has acquired Salt Branding, a full-service branding agency that helps brands be essential to their customers and succeed in the hyper-choice economy.
buyer parent: Tailwind Capital Partners
buyer: Lieberman Research Worldwide, Inc.
Lieberman Research Worldwide (LRW) is a global collaboration of data-driven companies. Their abilities to translate human understanding and data analytics into business success has uncovered real growth levers in strategy, innovation, branding, communication, and experiences for top global brands. "
target: Salt Branding
Salt Branding is a full-service branding agency that helps brands be essential to their customers and succeed in the hyper-choice economy. Salt helps both established and emerging brands focus their messages and engage their audiences.
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closed 10/3/2019 via Company Press Release

Lieberman Research Worldwide, Inc., acquired Karma Agency

synopsis: LRW Group, an analytics-powered marketing services company and a portfolio company of Tailwind Capital, announced the acquisition of Karma Agency, a strategic communications firm that specializes in brand management, marketing and public relations.
buyer parent: Tailwind Capital Partners
buyer: Lieberman Research Worldwide, Inc.
Lieberman Research Worldwide (LRW) is a global collaboration of data-driven companies. Their abilities to translate human understanding and data analytics into business success has uncovered real growth levers in strategy, innovation, branding, communication, and experiences for top global brands. "
target: Karma Agency
Founded in 1999 with roots in public relations, Karma Agency is a full-service, category-diverse communications firm specializing in brand strategy and digital communications, as well as advertising, design, reputation management, issues and crisis communications, and earned and social media.
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announced 10/1/2019 via PR Newswire

Blume Media Group Inc., will acquire Agency ETA

synopsis: Blume Media Group Inc., a leader in content creation, live streaming and digital media, will acquire Agency ETA, a full service advertising and marketing agency. Agency ETA creates high-quality, award-winning campaigns that produce measurable results for their clients.
buyer: Blume Media Group Inc.
Blume is a leader in content creation, live streaming and digital media. Blume helps content creators, sports leagues, concert promoters, broadcasters, OTTs, and distributors to create, engage, transform, localize, and distribute content to audiences around the world. "
target: Agency ETA
Agency ETA is a full service advertising and marketing agency. Agency ETA creates high-quality, award-winning campaigns that produce measurable results for their clients. Agency ETA has expertise in brand development, social media, public relations, event marketing, and more.
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closed 9/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Intracto Group, acquired GUC Agency

synopsis: Intracto, a Belgium digital agency company that helps companies develop a competitive advantage in the digital world, has acquired GUC Agency, a Dutch company that creates campaigns, content, conversations and experiences.
buyer: Intracto Group
Headquartered in Belgium, Intracto is a digital agency. With creativity and strategies, driven by online marketing and technology, Intracto helps companies develop a competitive advantage in the digital world. "
target: GUC Agency
Headquartered in the Netherlands, GUC Agency creates campaigns, content, conversations and experiences. Brands may partner with GUC Agency for a fully integrated approach, but may also choose to work directly with one or more specialist labels within GUC Agency.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

EMH Partners GmbH, acquired AVANTGARDE Gesellschaft für Kommunikation

synopsis: Funds advised by EMH Partners invest in the Brand Experience market segment and acquire a majority stake in AVANTGARDE Gesellschaft für Kommunikation. Munich-based AVANTGARDE is a global provider of brand experiences providing strategic branding advice. For international customers,
buyer: EMH Partners GmbH
EMH Partners is a European entrepreneurial entrepreneur. The next generation of private equity companies bridges the gap between venture capital and buyout funds by supporting the growth of medium-sized companies with capital and digitalization expertise. "
target: AVANTGARDE Gesellschaft für Kommunikation
Munich-based AVANTGARDE is a global provider of brand experiences providing strategic branding advice. For international customers, AVANTGARDE creates innovative brand experiences that create unique moments for consumers.
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closed 9/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

OpenDNA, acquired Quality Brands International

synopsis: OpenDNA has acquired Quality Brands International Direct (QBID), an international brand representation business helping/working hand in hand with unique Australian and international brands to expand their global reach.
buyer: OpenDNA (ASX:OPN:$0.09)
The OpenDNA Group of companies provides fully integrated digital marketing and customer acquisition services focusing on driving online sales of products and services for its clients. OpenDNA provides personalized real-time, targeted marketing. "
target: Quality Brands International
Quality Brands International Direct (QBID) is an international brand representation business helping/working hand in hand with unique Australian and international brands to expand their global reach. They provide SME’s and large corporations with a one-stop shop for commercial expansion strategies.
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closed 9/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Buffalo Agency, acquired 54 Brands

synopsis: Buffalo Groupe, LLC, a marketing platform designed through the lens of golf, has acquired 54 Brands, an industry leading marketing and communications company. 54 Brands joins Rawle Murdy and Morning Read as the third acquisition for Buffalo Groupe. The agency will now be known as 54 Brands, a Buffalo Groupe Company.
buyer: Buffalo Agency
Buffalo Groupe, LLC was formed with the vision to create the world’s first marketing platform designed through the lens of golf. Buffalo Groupe achieves this with its industry leading companies, Buffalo Agency, Rawle Murdy and 54 Brands, in addition to the Buffalo Media Network. "
target: 54 Brands
54 Brands is a marketing and communications company that develops and executes strategies that grow brands and businesses. Their experience spans multiple industries, including golf, furniture, higher education, franchising, and finance, and work for Club Car, Golf Channel, MacGregor, and more.
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Atlantic 57, acquired Faire Design

synopsis: The Atlantic has acquired Faire Design, a start-up strategy and design firm, and is integrating Faire’s team, work, and book of business into its creative and consulting division Atlantic 57.
buyer parent: Emerson Collective
buyer: Atlantic 57
Atlantic 57 (formerly Atlantic Media Strategies) is the consulting and creative division of The Atlantic, born out of its transformation from print outlet to multimedia pioneer. They help organizations own their biggest ideas and adapt to a modern world "
target: Faire Design
Faire Design is a strategic design firm and remain focused on evolutionary design that drives meaningful momentum. They offer services in research, design, strategy and more. They were founded in 2017.
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closed 8/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Rauxa

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has announced its acquisition of Rauxa, an independent, full-service marketing agency. They offer Brand Marketing, Content Marketing, CRM, Direct Response, Web Design and Development and more.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Rauxa
Rauxa is the full-service agency that is rooted in data, enabled by technology, inspired to create and orchestrated to perform for Verizon, Alaska Airlines, Vans and more than 20 other brands. They offer Brand Marketing, Content Marketing, CRM, Direct Response, Web Design and Development and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$70
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Famous Innovations, acquired Three Bags Full

synopsis: Famous Innovations, a marketing and advertising agency based in India, has acquired Three Bags Full, a boutique brand consultancy based in India that specializes in making brands have personalities. Launched in 2014, Three Bags Full has partnered with brands such as Doormint, Axis Bank, Sarva, Balaji Wafers, Times Group among others.
buyer: Famous Innovations
Famous Innovations is a marketing and advertising agency based in India. They have worked with clients such as Nestle, Monster.com, Forbes India, Burger King, IBM and more. "
target: Three Bags Full
Three Bags Full is a boutique brand consultancy based in India that specializes in making brands have personalities. Launched in 2014, Three Bags Full has partnered with brands such as Doormint, Axis Bank, Sarva, Balaji Wafers, Times Group among others.
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closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Daake, acquired Webster Design

synopsis: Daake, a national design company that helps brands transform, has acquired Webster Design, a branding firm that emphasizes what makes clients' company great and frees them from what doesn't. Webster understands that marketing is not a necessary evil, but is instead an opportunity for brand greatness.
buyer: Daake
Daake is a national design company that helps brands transform what it is, to what it could be. They find ways to bring clients' vision into focus, unite factions in one culture, and create substantive opportunities for their brands. "
target: Webster Design
Webster Design is a branding firm that emphasizes what makes clients' company great and frees them from what doesn't. Webster understands that marketing is not a necessary evil, but is instead an opportunity for brand greatness.
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announced 8/12/2019 via BusinessWire

Fjord, will acquire INSITUM

synopsis: Accenture is to acquire INSITUM, a service design and strategic research firm focused on innovation through a human-centered approach. This will strengthen Accenture Interactive’s position as a leading Experience Agency in the region by expanding the world-class services of its design and innovation unit, Fjord, in Latin America and beyond.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Fjord
Fjord is a service design consultancy. The company creates useful, effective and desirable digital services that people love. Fjord works with innovation leaders to design breakthrough experiences that make complex systems simple and elegant. "
target: INSITUM
INSITUM is a global strategic innovation consulting firm. They design solutions for growth and transformation through a deep understanding of human behavior. INSITUM was founded in 2003 and has more than 200 designers, researchers and strategists across the globe.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Magnetize, acquired OrgStory

synopsis: Magnetize, a branding agency that specializes in brand strategies and integrated communications, has acquired OrgStory, a company that creates and revitalizes brand messages and identities for non-profit organizations.
buyer: Magnetize
Magnetize is a branding agency that specializes in brand strategies and integrated communications. Their portfolio includes work in health care, higher education, employee communications, recruiting, non-profit services, and more. "
target: OrgStory
OrgStory creates and revitalizes brand messages and identities through a highly interactive process that considers leadership and board objectives, as well as constituent insights and exceptions for non-profit organizations.
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closed 8/1/2019 via PR Newswire

Dragon Army, acquired Watchword

synopsis: Dragon Army, a web, mobile and innovation company, has acquired Watchword Brand, a brand content firm that helps businesses uncover and articulate who they are and what they do to the people who matter most. Watchword produces intelligence-driven branding and content that works efficiently across many channels to help businesses grow.
buyer: Dragon Army
Dragon Army is a web, mobile and innovation company that helps their partners thrive in a connected world. Dragon Army works with leading brands such as the American Cancer Society, Coca-Cola and more. Their experts create powerful experiences to deepen emotional connections and amplify impact. "
target: Watchword
Watchword is a brand content firm that helps businesses uncover and articulate who they are and what they do to the people who matter most. Watchword produces intelligence-driven branding and content that works efficiently across many channels to help businesses grow.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

ODMedia Group, acquired Effiecient

synopsis: ODMedia Group, the Dutch content services and processing company for on-demand media, has acquired Effiecient, a Dutch branding firm. Effiecient offers services for product design, media creation, web design, social media, and more. Effiecient helps their clients to design visibly distinctive products that stand out.
buyer: ODMedia Group
ODMedia Group is a Dutch content services and processing company for on-demand media. ODMedia provides a one-stop solution which makes sure content is in the right format, in the right place, at the right time. They connect content owners and platforms to deliver content to viewers around the world."
target: Effiecient
Effiecient is a Dutch branding firm. Effiecient offers services for product design, media creation, web design, social media, and more. Effiecient helps their clients to design visibly distinctive products that stand out and attract their audience's attention.
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