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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 11/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

CentralNic Group plc, acquired Team Internet AG

synopsis: CentralNic, a UK company that markets and sells internet domain names, has acquired Team Internet, Germany's leading provider of services in the direct navigation search market, comprised of two businesses: Parking Crew, which provides monetization services to domain owners; and TONIC., an easy-to-use self-service platform to buy and sell traffic.
buyer: CentralNic Group plc (AIM:CNIC:$88.62)
CentralNic is a London-based company that markets and sells internet domain names globally. CentralNic provides registry services, distribution, and strategic consultancy for new TLDs, ccTLDs and SLDs. They also provide consultancy services to companies seeking to create their own domains. "
target parent: Matomy Media Group
target: Team Internet AG
Located in Germany, Team Internet is a leading provider of services in the direct navigation search market. Team Internet is comprised of two businesses: Parking Crew, which provides monetization services to domain owners; and TONIC., an easy-to-use self-service platform to buy and sell traffic.
price ($mm)
$45
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$70
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$11
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4.1x
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:$88.62)
CentralNic plc, (AIM: CNIC) is the Registry Service Provider powering the sale of domain names through online retailers globally. One of the world's pioneering registry service providers, CentralNic provides registry services, distribution, and strategic consultancy for new TLDs, ccTLDs and SLDs. "
target: Instra Corporation
Instra has a 15 year history of leadership in the domain industry, selling and promoting gTLD and ccTLD domain names and servicing customers in more than 200 countries worldwide.
price ($mm)
$24
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
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2.1x
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13.8x
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:$2,903.50)
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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$10
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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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$0.04
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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.
price ($mm)
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$1
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0.0x
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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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announced 5/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Planet Ventures Inc., will acquire Cucu Sports Limited

synopsis: Planet Ventures Inc. is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Letter of Intent to acquire Cucu Sports, a sports influencer mobile technology platform based in the United Kingdom. Cucu Sports & Entertainment is an online marketplace that allows Brands and Athletes to implement social media endorsement campaigns with just a few clicks.
buyer: Planet Ventures Inc. (TSXV:PXI:($0.59))
Planet Ventures Inc. is a public investment issuer listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange, that is focused on investing in disruptive companies and industries that have high growth potential. "
target: Cucu Sports Limited
Cucu Sports & Entertainment is an online marketplace that allows Brands and Athletes to implement social media endorsement campaigns with just a few clicks. Their smart proprietary platform allows marketers to deliver their social media posts through the athletes’ social media.
price ($mm)
$0.33
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closed 5/13/2020 via PR Newswire

Planbox, acquired IdeaConnection

synopsis: Planbox, a pioneer in cloud-based AI-powered agile innovation management platforms, announced that it has acquired IdeaConnection, an open innovation platform and marketplace.
buyer: Planbox
Planbox is the pioneering provider of cloud-based AI-Powered Agile Work Innovation solutions. Their family of products include Collaborative Innovation Management and Agile Project Management applications. Planbox is designed to be the agile crowdsourcing and idea management tool for everyone. "
target: IdeaConnection
IdeaConnection is an open innovation platform and marketplace. They offer the following services: Prize-based theoretical problem-solving, crowdsourcing, technology scouting, technical challenge writing, specialized skilled staff augmentation and prior art citation search.
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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 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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announced 6/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Channel Islands Media Group Limited, will acquire TPA Guernsey Ltd.

synopsis: The Channel Islands Media Group (CIMG) has agreed to acquire creative digital agency TPA Guernsey Ltd., a leading marketing and creative digital agency in the Channel Islands. The acquisition of TPA is a strategic purchase that will both expand CIMG’s service offering and enable the digital transformation of the Guernsey Press.
buyer parent: MXC Capital
buyer: The Channel Islands Media Group Limited
The Channel Island Media Group, a joint venture between Bailiwick Investments Ltd and MXC Guernsey Ltd, was formed with the ambition of creating a one-stop solution for the marketing, content, and digital needs of Channel Islands businesses. "
target: TPA Guernsey Ltd.
TPA is a leading marketing and creative digital agency in the Channel Islands. The company combines strategic excellence, creative, and digital expertise to deliver business-changing results for its clients.
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closed 6/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Monet + Associés, acquired Brainstorming Communication

synopsis: Monet + Associés, an independent agency based in France that specializes in PR, brand content, influencer relations, and data analysis for enhanced engagement, has acquired Brainstorming, a communications consulting agency also based in France, specialized in the global support of brands and companies.
buyer: Monet + Associés
Monet + Associés is an independent agency based in France that specializes in PR, brand content, influencer relations, and data analysis for enhanced engagement. "
target: Brainstorming Communication
Brainstorming is a communications consulting agency based in France, specialized in the global support of brands and companies. They specialize in advertising, brand content, social media, editorial, operational and digital marketing, press relations, influence, and e-reputation.
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closed 6/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Venetian Media Group, acquired Frontier Advertising

synopsis: Venetian Media Group, an independent, Australian owned and operated agency group, has acquired Frontier Advertising, an independent communications agency with full media accreditation and offices in Melbourne and Brisbane. They specialize in Media Buying & Planning, Digital, Creative, Strategy, Social Media, Print & Production, PR, and more.
buyer: Venetian Media Group
Venetian Media Group was founded by Mark and Michael Fishwick to deliver a collective, end-to end offering that will see the suite of brands work individually or collaboratively as needed to deliver optimum creativity for clients, beyond agency boundaries. They focus on advertising and media. "
target: Frontier Advertising
Established in 1993, Frontier Advertising is an independent communications agency with full media accreditation and offices in Melbourne and Brisbane. They specialize in Media Buying & Planning, Digital, Creative, Strategy, Social Media, Print & Production, PR, and more.
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closed 5/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Branderz.asia merged with Axiata Digital Advertising,

synopsis: ADA, the data and artificial intelligence company that designs and executes integrated digital, analytics, and marketing solutions, and Branderz, a Phnom Penh based multidisciplinary creative agency, announced the merger of the two companies. Branderz will operate under the ADA brand, offering data-driven marketing services.
buyer parent: Axiata Group
buyer: Axiata Digital Advertising
ADA is a data and artificial intelligence company that designs and executes integrated digital, analytics, and marketing solutions. Operating across 9 markets in South and Southeast Asia, ADA partners with leading brands to drive their digital and data maturity, and achieve their business goals. "
target: Branderz.asia
Based in Cambodia, Branderz is a hands-on branding, communication and design studio with extensive capabilities in creating smart digital solutions. Founded in 2013, Branderz works with brands such as Starbucks, Danone, Lamborghini, Hongkong Land, and Chivas, among others.
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announced 5/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

S-UBG Gruppe AG, will acquire Palmer Hargreaves (UK) Limited

synopsis: Jörn Langensiepen, Iris Heilmann and Susanne Hoffmann, who have jointly headed Palmer Hargreaves Germany since 2013, have acquired the Palmer Hargreaves group, together with the investment company S-UBG Gruppe AG. Palmer Hargreaves is an owner-managed agency group for marketing and communication with locations in Germany, England and more.
buyer: S-UBG Gruppe AG
S-UBG Gruppe AG has been the leading provider of venture capital in the region of Aachen, Krefeld and Mönchengladbach (Germany) for 30 years and offer equity financing opportunities to enterprises with a strong growth potential. "
target: Palmer Hargreaves (UK) Limited
Palmer Hargreaves is an owner-managed agency group for marketing and communication. Around 180 employees work at four locations in Germany, England, Russia and China. They combine a wide range of services - strategy, content, creative and digital - with deep industry expertise.
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closed 4/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Matchbook Creative, acquired MilesHerndon

synopsis: Indianapolis-based marketing company Matchbook has acquired MilesHerndon, a branding and marketing agency also based in Indy. Matchbook says MilesHerndon’s full-service solutions and experience in website design and development are perfectly aligned with its mission.
buyer: Matchbook Creative
Matchbook is an Indianapolis-based strategic branding and advertising firm. With clients nationwide and experience in a variety of industries, they pride themselves on the ability to strategically help their clients retain, grow, and focus on the future - with the portfolio to prove it. "
target: MilesHerndon
MilesHerndon is a branding and marketing agency based in Indianapolis. MilesHerndon is experienced in brand and marketing services for small startups, global enterprises and large nonprofits.
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closed 4/7/2020 via BusinessWire

The Dalton Agency merged with The Bradford Group,

synopsis: The Bradford Group, a Nashville-based public relations agency, has merged with the Dalton Agency to create Nashville’s fourth largest public relations and advertising agency as measured by revenue. The Dalton Agency's services range from branding and media strategy to public relations and social media content creation.
buyer: The Bradford Group
The Bradford Group is a PR/marketing firm based in Nashville, Tennessee that integrates public relations, inbound marketing, outbound marketing and social media. They create contagious conversations that build brands. "
target: The Dalton Agency
The Dalton Agency's services range from branding and media strategy to public relations and social media content creation. Through their experiential, interactive and corporate show production, the agency is able to create experiences online, offline & live.
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closed 3/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Horizon Group of North America, acquired Cronin

synopsis: Southport marketing agency Horizon Group of North America has acquired Glastonbury digital-marketing firm Cronin and its visual content production company, Off Leash Studios. The three firms have combined to create a new organization called Cronin Group Holdings, but each will continue operating under their current names.
buyer: Horizon Group of North America
Horizon Group of North America is an insight-driven consumer and retail transformation expert. Horizon Group has successfully grown brands, started and scaled companies, led change, developed innovation, built business development partnerships, and optimized communications. "
target: Cronin
Based in Glastonbury, Cronin is a digitally driven, results-focused marketing agency. The agency’s capabilities include strategy and analytics; advertising; content development; media planning, buying and optimization; digital services; public relations; social media; direct marketing; and research.
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closed 3/26/2020 via Company Press Release

Lambert & Co., acquired Fairly Painless Advertising

synopsis: Lambert & Co., Michigan’s largest public relations and integrated marketing firm, has announced the acquisition of branding, creative and digital agency Fairly Painless Advertising.
buyer: Lambert & Co.
Lambert & Co. is a public relations, investor relations and integrated marketing firm. Lambert helps clients across the globe to build brand awareness, drive sales and scale business. Their portfolio of clients spans a broad spectrum of industries including automotive, food, education and more. "
target: Fairly Painless Advertising
Fairly Painless is a full-service advertising agency providing research, planning and creative services spanning print and digital design, brand strategy, advertising copy and creative, video production, web development, digital marketing services and ad buying.
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closed 3/25/2020 via Company Press Release

MMR Research Worldwide, acquired Together Agency

synopsis: MMR Group, global leaders in consumer and sensory research, have acquired Together, an insights driven creative agency that specializes in branding, digital marketing, social media, communications and packaging design.
buyer: MMR Research Worldwide
MMR Research Worldwide works with the food & drink, household, and personal care categories to help brands reach their potential. They have a sensory approach to branding and strive to uncover the deeper meaning consumers attach to company's brand, pack, and product. "
target: Together Agency
Together is an insights driven creative agency that specializes in branding, digital marketing, social media, communications and packaging design. They also offer expertise in web development, UX/UI design, art direction, copywriting and social strategy.
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announced 3/18/2020 via Reuters

iSYNERGY, will acquire Ocean Nexus Sdn Bhd

synopsis: iSYNERGY, a leading affiliate marketing network and solutions provider based in Australia, will acquire Ocean Nexus, a full-service digital firm in Malaysia. Ocean Nexus provides custom software solutions and digital marketing services to help their clients grow and expand their business. Their services include web development, branding, and more.
buyer: iSYNERGY (ASX:IS3:$5.20)
iSYNERGY is a leading affiliate marketing network and solutions provider based in Australia. iSYNERGY connects advertisers with affiliates via its affiliate marketing platform, to deliver performance-based affiliate marketing solutions that enhance product/brand awareness and drive business leads. "
target: Ocean Nexus Sdn Bhd
Ocean Nexus is a full-service digital firm in Malaysia. Ocean Nexus provides custom software solutions and digital marketing services to help their clients grow and expand their business. Their services include web development, app development, design and branding, and digital marketing.
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closed 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Plankton Agency merged with Virtual Marketers,

synopsis: Plankton Agency has merged with Virtual Marketers, an on demand digital marketing agency in New Zealand. Plankton Agency is a full-service marketing agency in New Zealand that specialises in branding, design, web, SEO, video content, and social media.
buyer: Virtual Marketers
Virtual Marketers is an on demand digital marketing agency in New Zealand. Virtual Marketers provides stress-free and affordable marketing services. Their marketing services include digital advertising, content development, social media, PR, brand and design, email, and more. "
target: Plankton Agency
Plankton Agency is a full-service marketing agency in New Zealand. Plankton specialises in branding, design, web, SEO, video content, and social media. Plankton works with their clients on every step of the marketing process to help them plan, deploy and then measure their success.
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closed 3/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Enigma Communication, acquired Born & Raised

synopsis: Enigma Communication, one of Australia’s largest independent agencies, has acquired Born & Raised, an Australian brand and design agency. Born & Raised creates and celebrates brands, extracting their potential to make them matter more to their audiences. The agency offers services for brand identity, content production, experiential, and more.
buyer: Enigma Communication
Enigma Communication is a full service creative and media agency in Australia. Enigma provides creative ideas that help put their client's business ahead of the crowd. Their four areas of specialty include advertising, media, public relations, and branding. "
target: Born & Raised
Born & Raised is an Australian brand and design agency. Born & Raised creates and celebrates brands, extracting their potential to make them matter more to their audiences. The agency offers services for brand identity, brand architecture, content planning and production, experiential, and more.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Ruby6 merged with Cole Lawson Communications Pty Ltd,

synopsis: Ruby6, a Brisbane based marketing, branding, design, and digital agency, has merged with Cole Lawson, an Australian public relations consultancy specialising in communication strategy, media relations and training, and reputation and crisis management, creating one of Brisbane’s largest, mid-sized integrated agencies.
buyer: Cole Lawson Communications Pty Ltd
Cole Lawson is a Brisbane based public relations consultancy specialising in communication strategy, media relations and training, and reputation and crisis management. The agency works with clients across various sectors, including energy, aviation, construction, healthcare, financial, and more. "
target: Ruby6
Ruby6 is a Brisbane based marketing, branding, design, and digital agency. The group's full service, integrated marketing, and creative team offer brand management, print advertising, point of sale displays, digital services, social media strategy, public relations, content creation, and more.
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closed 3/3/2020 via BusinessWire

Matter Communications, Inc., acquired Calypso

synopsis: Matter Communications, a Brand Elevation Agency specializing in public relations, social media, creative services, and digital marketing, has acquired Calypso, a Marketing and Branding Agency. Calypso has a 20-year history of serving worldwide clients in several high-profile industries, including the energy, finance, and healthcare sectors.
buyer: Matter Communications, Inc.
Matter is a Brand Elevation Agency, unifying public relations, social media, creative services, and digital marketing to create communications campaigns that inspire action and build value. Matter works with companies across healthcare, high-technology, consumer-technology, and consumer markets. "
target: Calypso
Calypso is a strategic brand identity agency that crafts marketing strategies to position brands for growth. Calypso partners with its clients to build strong brands, create awareness, generate leads, and establish long-lasting relationships.
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closed 2/26/2020 via GlobeNewswire

inVNT, LLC, acquired Folk Hero

synopsis: INVNT, the global live brand storytelling agency, has acquired Folk Hero, a brand strategy firm that works with leading global companies, from fashion and lifestyle groups to organizations in the banking and financial services sector. The acquisition of Folk Hero adds to INVNT's overarching vision to be the best brand storytellers in the world.
buyer: inVNT, LLC
inVNT is the global live brand storytelling agency. The company collaborates with brands and organizations to share stories, launch products, build brand allegiance, strengthen relations, create demand, and align organizations with target audiences worldwide. "
target: Folk Hero
Folk Hero is a modern brand strategy firm that works with leading global companies. Located at the intersection of art, fashion and culture, Folk Hero specializes in all aspects of brand strategy, including narrative development, architecture, identity, and tone-of-voice.
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closed 2/6/2020 via BusinessWire

Bounteous, acquired The Archer Group

synopsis: Bounteous, a leading insights-driven digital experience agency, announced it has acquired The Archer Group, a leader in digital strategy, experience design, usability research, technology, and media.
buyer: Bounteous
Bounteous is a digital marketing company that built their business on pillars of integrity, discipline, and excellence. Everything they do is designed to optimize that their flow of data, insights, and interactions so that they create digital solutions that drive growth for their clients. "
target: The Archer Group
The Archer Group is one of the largest independent digital and brand agencies in the Philadelphia area. Located in Wilmington, Delaware, Archer stands apart in its ability to engineer meaningful experiences that inspire action for a diverse roster of Fortune 500 clients.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

Schireson Associates, acquired Blackbird

synopsis: Marketing and data strategy firm Schireson Associates has acquired two leading independent creative and brand strategy agencies, Stun Creative and Blackbird, to form "Known." Blackbird is a brand strategy and business innovation agency that uses consumer intelligence and creativity to solve problems, create opportunities, and propel growth.
buyer: Schireson Associates
Schireson Associates is a marketing and data strategy consulting firm built around data science, engineering, market research, and advanced analytics. The firm's team of PhD data scientists, engineers, and strategists solve complex business challenges for clients like Microsoft, Google, and Viacom. "
target: Blackbird
Blackbird is a brand strategy and business innovation agency that uses consumer intelligence and creativity to solve problems, create opportunities, and propel growth. Blackbird's client roster includes Disney, Rockefeller Center, AT&T, Pepsi, WarnerMedia, Universal Music Group, IMAX, and more.
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closed 1/24/2020 via Company Press Release

Graphic Village, LLC, acquired Intrinzic Inc.

synopsis: Graphic Village, a Greater Cincinnati print marketing solutions company, has acquired Intrinzic, Inc., an integrated marketing communications and strategic brand development agency. Intrinzic provides brand design, social media, advertising, public relations, content creation, and video production and filming services.
buyer parent: Revitalize Capital
buyer: Graphic Village, LLC
Graphic Village offers the broadest array of print, marketing, and fulfillment capabilities in the Greater Cincinnati region—under one roof. Graphic Village is a multichannel marketing solutions provider and full-service partner for strategy, creative, print management, and execution. "
target: Intrinzic Inc.
Intrinzic is an integrated marketing communications and strategic brand development agency located in Greater Cincinnati. The company provides various services, including brand design, social media, advertising, public relations, content creation, and video production and filming.
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announced 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Step Change will be merged with The Zoo Republic,

synopsis: Step Change will merge with The Zoo Republic, an independent marketing agency in Australia. Step Change is a strategy-driven digital and creative agency in Australia. Step Change helps challenger businesses to grow and outsmart their competitors. They offer services for brand, marketing, strategy, creative, digital, UX, content, and more.
buyer: The Zoo Republic
The Zoo Republic is an independent marketing agency in Australia. The Zoo Republic connects people with brands and creates experiences that make a measurable difference. They deliver below the line marketing, shopper marketing, digital and experiential services. "
target: Step Change
Step Change is a strategy-driven digital and creative agency in Australia. Step Change helps challenger businesses to grow and outsmart their competitors. They offer services for brand, marketing, strategy, creative, digital, UX, content, and more.
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CentralNic Group plc
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Social Reality
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IZEA, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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SponsorsOne Inc.
SponsorsOne Inc.
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Alliance Creative Group, Inc.
Alliance Creative Group, Inc.
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$15.62
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.32
Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
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Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
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EBIT ($mm)
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Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
21469
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DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$282.63
EBIT ($mm)
$240.86
Net Income ($mm)
$232.55
Employees
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Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
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BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
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$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
$102.91
Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
5445
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Ticker: KOSE:A030000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
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$2,750.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$196.43
EBIT ($mm)
$170.64
Net Income ($mm)
$116.35
Employees
1274
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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.
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$2,011.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$414.19
EBIT ($mm)
$322.89
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6701
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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.
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$1,414.75
EBITDA ($mm)
$139.64
EBIT ($mm)
$100.94
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5647
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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.
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2018
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$438.72
EBITDA ($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.
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$395.92
EBITDA ($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.
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$394.15
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
($4.97)
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5620
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Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
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2015
rev ($mm)
$374.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.18
EBIT ($mm)
$13.83
Net Income ($mm)
$14.17
Employees
180
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The Mission Marketing Group plc
The Mission Marketing Group plc
The Mission Marketing Group plc is a national network of creative communications Agencies. The Group portfolio comprises integrated, multi-discipline, multi-sector Agencies, specialists in specific marketing/communications activities and specialists in particular market sectors.
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2018
rev ($mm)
$198.51
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.64
EBIT ($mm)
$9.98
Net Income ($mm)
$6.84
Employees
1100
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InternetQ PLC
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ is one of the world's most successful Mobile, Social & APP-based service providers. Their disruptive mobile marketing, rich media and advertising platforms enable clients to profitably engage with the emerging social entertainment ecosystem.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$151.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.25
EBIT ($mm)
$12.92
Net Income ($mm)
$11.84
Employees
155
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