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closed 1/3/2019 via BusinessWire

ICR, acquired Westwicke Partners

synopsis: ICR, a leading strategic communications and advisory firm, announced that it has acquired Westwicke Partners, a company that provides customized strategic investor relations programs and independent capital markets advice to public and private healthcare companies. Westwicke focuses on the healthcare sector exclusively.
buyer: ICR
ICR partners with companies to optimize transactions and execute strategic communications programs that achieve business goals, build credibility and enhance long-term enterprise value. ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent communications and advisory firms in North America. "
target: Westwicke Partners
Westwicke Partners provides customized strategic investor relations programs and independent capital markets advice to public and private healthcare companies. Westwicke focuses on the healthcare sector exclusively, and is headquartered in Baltimore.
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closed 11/30/2011 via Wall Street Journal

Cooney/Waters Group, Inc., acquired The Corkery Group

synopsis: Cooney Waters LLC, a subsidiary of Creston plc, the Insight and Communications Group, announced the acquisition of 100 per cent of the share capital of The Corkery Group, a New York based full service health and medical public relations company specialising in product and issues communications for the world's leading health organisations.
buyer parent: Creston plc
buyer: Cooney/Waters Group, Inc.
Cooney/Waters is a mid-sized firm that provides the full range of public relations and public affairs services to healthcare, pharmaceutical and biotechnology enterprises in the non-profit, government, academic and industrial sectors throughout the world. "
target: The Corkery Group
The Corkery Group is a full-service public relations firm specializing in health and medical communications. The firm is internationally recognized for its expertise in issue-oriented and product communications, and for its work with the world's leading health organizations.
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announced 11/30/2010 via Market Wire

Creston plc, will acquire Cooney/Waters Group, Inc.

synopsis: Creston plc, the insight and communications group, announces an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets and liabilities of both the healthcare public relations business, Cooney/Waters, and the healthcare advocacy business, Alembic Health Communications, Cooney/Waters' wholly owned subsidiary.
buyer: Creston plc (LSE:CRE:$136.18)
Creston is an insight and communications company for the 21st century, offering clients seamless access to the latest marketing insights and communications services. Creston companies continuously innovate to provide best-in-class counsel and service for clients and people. "
target: Cooney/Waters Group, Inc.
Cooney/Waters Group provides the full range of public relations and public affairs services to healthcare, pharmaceutical and biotechnology enterprises in the non-profit, government, academic and industrial sectors throughout the world.
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$9.36
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closed 4/20/2018 via PR Newswire

KCSA Strategic Communications, acquired Salar Media Group

synopsis: KCSA Strategic Communications (KCSA), a fully-integrated communications agency specializing in public relations, investor relations and social media, announced that it has acquired Salar Media Group, a leading public relations and marketing firm specializing in the cannabis industry.
buyer: KCSA Strategic Communications
KCSA is a fully-integrated communications agency specializing in public relations, investor relations, social media and marketing with expertise in financial and professional services, technology, healthcare, media, energy, cannabis and public services companies. "
target: Salar Media Group
Salar Media Group is a leading public relations and marketing firm specializing in the cannabis industry. They offer public relations, consulting and branding services. They are based out of Los Angeles and Tampa.
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closed 4/28/2021 via BusinessWire

Gregory FCA, acquired Affect, Inc.

synopsis: Gregory FCA, one of the 50 largest PR firms in the US, has acquired Affect, a B2B public relations and marketing firm. Affect serves clients in technology, healthcare and professional services. Their full-service approach blends public relations, social media and marketing to deliver strategic, customized and impactful campaigns for their clients.
buyer: Gregory FCA
Gregory FCA is one of the 50 largest public relations firms in the U.S. Gregory FCA serves a range of privately owned and publicly traded companies, providing integrated public relations and communications services that build brands, grow revenue, increase shareholder value and create visibility. "
target: Affect, Inc.
Affect is a B2B public relations and marketing firm. Affect serves clients in technology, healthcare and professional services. Their full-service approach blends public relations, social media and marketing to deliver strategic, customized and impactful campaigns for their clients.
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Evoke Group, acquired KYNE

synopsis: Evoke Group, a marketing, media and communications agency designed for health and wellness, has acquired KYNE, a health communications agency dedicated to helping improve and save lives. KYNE creates programs that achieve real change, leverage their skills, expertise and passion to break down barriers.
buyer parent: Huntsworth PLC
buyer: Evoke Group
Evoke Group is a marketing, media and communications agency designed for health and wellness. Purpose-built to help their clients navigate complex landscape, they’re bound by a common vision: to make Health More Human. "
target: KYNE
KYNE is a health communications agency dedicated to helping improve and save lives. They create programs that achieve real change, leverage their skills, expertise and passion to break down barriers. They develop and deliver tailored programs to meet clients' goals and objectives.
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$17*
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closed 5/19/2016 via Company Press Release

Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services, acquired Pegasus Public Relations Ltd

synopsis: Pegasus, one of the most successful integrated healthcare communications consultancies in the UK, announced it has been acquired by UDG Healthcare plc, an international provider of outsourced healthcare services. Pegasus joins Ashfield Healthcare Communications, which is part of UDG Healthcare’s Ashfield Commercial and Medical Services Division.
buyer parent: UDG Healthcare plc
buyer: Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services
Ashfield is a global leader in providing outsourced healthcare services to pharmaceutical, device and biotech companies. Ashfield provides contract sales teams, customer service reps, remote detailing, nurse educators, medical information, healthcare communications, and other services. "
target: Pegasus Public Relations Ltd
Pegasus specialises in helping private and public sector organisations communicate healthy messages through integrated communications programmes. Pegasus has an award-winning track record of creating and implementing campaigns that inspire behavior change.
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closed 12/13/2011 via

Chandler Chicco Companies, acquired Haas & Healthcare Partner Public Relations

synopsis: Chandler Chicco Companies, a global health communications group and part of inVentiv Health, Inc., announced that it has acquired leading German healthcare communication firm Haas & Health Partner Public Relations, creating an unrivalled healthcare communication capability in Germany.
buyer parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: Chandler Chicco Companies
Chandler Chicco Companies is a global health communications group that delivers perspective and creative know-how. It offers capabilities spanning PR, digital/social media, medical/scientific education, marketing and branding, graphic design, event production & research/measurement. "
target: Haas & Healthcare Partner Public Relations
Haas & Health Partner Public Relations is a leading pure-play healthcare communications agency in Germany. It provides PR and integrated marketing services to healthcare clients, including market access support, medical education, dialogue marketing and promotional support.
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closed 12/13/2011 via PR Newswire

Chandler Chicco Companies, acquired SanCom Creative Communication Solutions

synopsis: Chandler Chicco Companies, a global health communications group and part of inVentiv Health, Inc., announced that it has acquired leading German healthcare communication firm SanCom Creative Communication Solutions, creating an unrivalled healthcare communication capability in Germany.
buyer parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: Chandler Chicco Companies
Chandler Chicco Companies is a global health communications group that delivers perspective and creative know-how. They offer capabilities spanning public relations, digital/social media, medical/scientific education, marketing and branding, graphic design, event production & research/measurement. "
target: SanCom Creative Communication Solutions
SanCom Creative Communication Solutions is a pure-play integrated healthcare communications service provider with a focus on public relations and integrated marketing. It merges scientific understanding with strategic thinking and a highly creative approach.
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closed 8/25/2021 via Company Press Release

Tigercomm, acquired Chase Media Services

synopsis: Tigercomm, a cleantech marketing communications, PR and public affairs firm, has acquired Chase Media Services, a climate-conscious communications firm. Chase Media helps environmental non-profits and cleantech businesses to earn the trust of their audience through their PR and social media services.
buyer: Tigercomm
Tigercomm is a cleantech marketing communications, PR and public affairs firm. Tigercomm helps clean energy and sustainability organizations to win with customers, investors and policy makers. They provide services for media relations, digital media & advertising, inbound marketing, and more. "
target: Chase Media Services
Chase Media Services is a climate-conscious communications firm that offers public relations (PR) and digital communication services. Chase Media helps environmental non-profits and cleantech businesses to earn the trust of their audience through their PR and social media services.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Talk Shop Media Ltd, acquired ROI Relations Inc.

synopsis: Talk Shop Media, one of Canada’s fastest-growing agencies, has announced the acquisition of ROI Relations, a digital media and public relations agency based in Toronto. Founded in 2011 by Samantha Diamond and Delphine Nicholls, ROI has grown to become a leading Canadian agency in the beauty and wellness sector.
buyer: Talk Shop Media Ltd
Talk Shop is the leader in the next generation of PR. Balancing earned media, paid exposure, digital marketing and thought leadership opportunities, Talk Shop creates award-winning strategies that push creative boundaries and exceed expectations. "
target: ROI Relations Inc.
ROI Relations is a digital media and public relations agency based in Toronto. Founded in 2011 by Samantha Diamond and Delphine Nicholls, ROI has grown to become a leading Canadian agency in the beauty and wellness sector.
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announced 7/5/2017 via PR Newswire

Havas Health & You, will acquire SO What Global

synopsis: Havas Group is boosting its global capabilities in healthcare and wellness with the acquisition of SO What Global, which will join the Havas Health & You business unit as Havas SO. The brand's two complementary agencies, SO Healthy and SO Active offers a full spectrum of science- and consumer-focused communication skill sets for global clients.
buyer parent: Bolloré
buyer: Havas Health & You
Havas Health & You unites Havas Life, Health4Brands (H4B), Havas Lynx and Havas Life PR, all wholly owned health and communications networks, with the consumer health businesses and practices of Havas. "
target: SO What Global
SO What Global is a PR and marketing communications group that focuses on ‘life communications’ –namely health, wellbeing and lifestyle– for many of the top pharma, consumer lifestyle and wellness companies as well as global associations.
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closed 1/10/2017 via PR Newswire

French/West/Vaughan, acquired Fetching Communications

synopsis: French/West/Vaughan (FWV) one of the nation's largest independently-owned public relations, advertising and digital marketing agencies, announced the acquisition of Fetching Communications, a leading pet and veterinary PR and marketing firm based in Tampa, Fla.
buyer: French/West/Vaughan
French West Vaughan (FWV) is one of the nation's leading public relations, public affairs, advertising and digital media agencies. "
target: Fetching Communications
Founded in 2003, Tampa-based Fetching Communications is a national PR and marketing agency for the pet and veterinary industries led by pet lifestyle and marketing expert Kristen Levine.
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closed 6/12/2019 via PR Newswire

MediaJel, acquired Potnt Agency

synopsis: MediaJel, a leading data-driven advertising technology company, has acquired Potnt Agency, a public relations and integrated marketing agencies in the cannabis, hemp and ancillary spaces. Potnt addresses communications challenges to build and protect brands, engage stakeholders, activate customers and navigate complex situations.
buyer: MediaJel
MediaJel is a leading data-driven advertising technology company. MediaJel team has vast experience in the food and beverage and consumer product goods industries matched with deep heritage in the cannabis, hemp and ancillary space. "
target: Potnt Agency
Potnt Agency is a public relations and integrated marketing agencies in the cannabis, hemp and ancillary spaces. Potnt addresses communications challenges to build and protect brands, engage stakeholders, activate customers and navigate complex situations.
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closed 2/26/2014 via PE Hub

BlueSpire Strategic Marketing, acquired Martino & Binzer

synopsis: BlueSpire Strategic Marketing, a portfolio company of High Road Capital Partners, has acquired Martino & Binzer. Headquartered in Farmington, Conn., Martino & Binzer is a provider of marketing, sales consulting and technology services to the senior living community service sector.
buyer parent: High Road Capital Partners
buyer: BlueSpire Strategic Marketing
Priority Integrated Marketing provides healthcare and financial marketing services to organizations nationwide. Founded in 1983 and located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Priority helps its clients reach their audience and deliver results through content marketing, custom publishing, and more. "
target: Martino & Binzer
Martino & Binzer is a full service advertising agency. The company creates marketing communications that are designed to stimulate pre-determined response behaviors among the age- and income-qualified prospects in a primary market area.
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closed 7/2/2012 via Company Press Release

3G Communications, acquired Sauce Consultancy

synopsis: 3G Communications and Sauce Consultancy announced a merger which brings together two leading specialists in infrastructure and planning communications and consultation. Sauce Consultancy is an environmental communications company that provides services to energy, transport, water, recycling, waste management, and local planning sectors.
buyer: 3G Communications
3G Communications is a public relations consultancy specialising in community and stakeholder relations for infrastructure organisations, the public sector and developers. "
target: Sauce Consultancy
Sauce Consultancy is an environmental communications company. It works with their clients to develop and deliver simple messages around complex environmental issues, providing the bridge between the technical and communications requirements of projects.
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closed 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

AIM Communication Srl, acquired GAS Communication & Partners s.r.l.

synopsis: AIM Communication, part of AIM Group, has acquired the majority stake in Gas Communication, a PR and media relations agency specialising in the health sector. Gas Communication has been offering communication consultancy and highly professional services since 1999.
buyer parent: AIM Group International S.P.A.
buyer: AIM Communication Srl
AIM Communication, part of AIM Group, is the open innovation network dedicated to communication, brand activation and digital technologies. Its network includes agencies Vangogh, Nautes and the Fandango Club. "
target: GAS Communication & Partners s.r.l.
Based in Italy, GAS Communication is a communication and public relations agency specialized in the health sector, which has been offering communication consultancy and highly professional services since 1999.
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closed 9/23/2020 via PR Newswire

Ruder Finn, Inc., acquired jacobstahl

synopsis: Global independent PR agency Ruder Finn announced that it has acquired jacobstahl, a full-service public relations agency specializing in healthcare (Rx and OTC), health and well being, consumer and corporate communications. jacobstahl was founded in 2003.
buyer: Ruder Finn, Inc.
Ruder Finn is one of the largest independent global communications and creative agencies with headquarters in the US and China. It is organized around four strategic pillars that reflect its key areas of leadership: Health & Wellness, Corporate & Public Trust, Global Connectivity, and Life & Style. "
target: jacobstahl
jacobstahl is a full-service agency specializing in healthcare (Rx and OTC), health and well being, consumer and corporate communications. jacobstahl was founded in 2003.
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closed 5/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Waterland Private Equity Investments, acquired Integrated Medhealth Communication

synopsis: Dutch firm Waterland Private Equity has bought a significant majority stake in UK-based consultancy Integrated Medhealth Communication (IMC). IMC provides healthcare communication and medical affairs support to over 50 pharmaceutical, biotech, vaccine, device, and diagnostic companies globally.
buyer: Waterland Private Equity Investments
Based in the Netherlands, Waterland is an independent private equity investment group that supports entrepreneurs in realising their growth ambitions. Waterland enables its portfolio companies to achieve accelerated growth both organically and through acquisitions. "
target: Integrated Medhealth Communication
Founded in 2006, Integrated Medhealth Communication (IMC) provides healthcare communication and medical affairs support to over 50 pharmaceutical, biotech, vaccine, device, and diagnostic companies globally, including eight of the 20 largest drug companies in the world.
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closed 4/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Envision Pharma Group, acquired 90Ten

synopsis: Global healthcare communications consultancy 90TEN has been acquired by Envision Pharma Group, a global provider of evidence-based communication services and industry-leading technology solutions. The acquisition of 90TEN extends Envision’s footprint in patient engagement and medical communications with its behavioral science methodology.
buyer parent: Ardian
buyer: Envision Pharma Group
Envision Pharma Group is a global technology and scientific communications company serving pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies. Envision is a leading provider of evidence-based communication services and industry-leading technology solutions through its iEnvision platform. "
target: 90Ten
90TEN is a global healthcare communications consultancy that aims to make people healthier and happier through education and communications. The company provides PR, medical communications, and patient advocacy services that use behavioral science methodologies to maximize brand and health outcomes.
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closed 1/3/2019 via BusinessWire

ICR, acquired Westwicke Partners

synopsis: ICR, a leading strategic communications and advisory firm, announced that it has acquired Westwicke Partners, a company that provides customized strategic investor relations programs and independent capital markets advice to public and private healthcare companies. Westwicke focuses on the healthcare sector exclusively.
buyer: ICR
ICR partners with companies to optimize transactions and execute strategic communications programs that achieve business goals, build credibility and enhance long-term enterprise value. ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent communications and advisory firms in North America. "
target: Westwicke Partners
Westwicke Partners provides customized strategic investor relations programs and independent capital markets advice to public and private healthcare companies. Westwicke focuses on the healthcare sector exclusively, and is headquartered in Baltimore.
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closed 1/3/2019 via BusinessWire

ICR, acquired Westwicke Partners

synopsis: ICR, a leading strategic communications and advisory firm, announced that it has acquired Westwicke Partners, a company that provides customized strategic investor relations programs and independent capital markets advice to public and private healthcare companies. Westwicke focuses on the healthcare sector exclusively.
buyer: ICR
ICR partners with companies to optimize transactions and execute strategic communications programs that achieve business goals, build credibility and enhance long-term enterprise value. ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent communications and advisory firms in North America. "
target: Westwicke Partners
Westwicke Partners provides customized strategic investor relations programs and independent capital markets advice to public and private healthcare companies. Westwicke focuses on the healthcare sector exclusively, and is headquartered in Baltimore.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BusinessWire

ICR, acquired Continuum Health Communications

synopsis: ICR, a leading strategic communications and advisory firm serving more than 500 private and public company clients, has acquired Continuum Health Communications, an integrated communications agency specializing in strategy and corporate and product communications.
buyer: ICR
ICR partners with companies to optimize transactions and execute strategic communications programs that achieve business goals, build credibility and enhance long-term enterprise value. ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent communications and advisory firms in North America. "
target: Continuum Health Communications
Continuum Health Communications is an integrated communications agency specializing in strategy and corporate and product communications. They work across the industry from pharma and biotech, to device and diagnostics, to B2B technology.
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closed 1/3/2019 via BusinessWire

ICR, acquired Westwicke Partners

synopsis: ICR, a leading strategic communications and advisory firm, announced that it has acquired Westwicke Partners, a company that provides customized strategic investor relations programs and independent capital markets advice to public and private healthcare companies. Westwicke focuses on the healthcare sector exclusively.
buyer: ICR
ICR partners with companies to optimize transactions and execute strategic communications programs that achieve business goals, build credibility and enhance long-term enterprise value. ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent communications and advisory firms in North America. "
target: Westwicke Partners
Westwicke Partners provides customized strategic investor relations programs and independent capital markets advice to public and private healthcare companies. Westwicke focuses on the healthcare sector exclusively, and is headquartered in Baltimore.
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closed 1/21/2022 via BusinessWire

SMITH, acquired Adept Marketing

synopsis: Smith, a global performance commerce agency, has acquired Adept, a Columbus, Ohio-based agency best known for maximizing brand growth through digital marketing. They specialize in SEO, PR, web development, social media and more.
buyer: SMITH
Smith is a performance commerce agency that designs and develops digital solutions enabling over 500,000 transactions around the globe each day. They create innovative solutions that enhance customer experience, accelerate digital sales and optimize operations. "
target: Adept Marketing
Adept Marketing is a Columbus, Ohio-based agency best known for maximizing brand growth through digital marketing. They specialize in SEO, PR, web development, social media and more.
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closed 12/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

Finn Partners, acquired 360 Intelligent Communications

synopsis: Global marketing and communications firm FINN Partners has acquired 360, the Dublin PR and communications consultancy led by Dan Pender. Their clients span technology, food and beverage, financial services, manufacturing, and health sectors.
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: 360 Intelligent Communications
360 is a Dublin PR and communications consultancy led by Dan Pender. 360 was established by Pender in 2011 and has a team of 17 people. Clients span technology, food and beverage, financial services, manufacturing, and health sectors.
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announced 9/8/2021 via BusinessWire

Accenture, will acquire King James Group

synopsis: Accenture, a global professional services company, has entered into an agreement to acquire South Africa-based King James Group, a highly awarded creative agency with deep expertise in brand strategy, creativity and digital marketing services.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$53,736.36)
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. "
target: King James Group
King James Group is an independent South African agency, made up of seven specialist companies and divisions that work in tandem. They span advertising, branding, PR, digital marketing and more.
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closed 5/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Clarity PR, acquired 3WhiteHats

synopsis: Clarity PR, a fast-growing, international communications agency, has acquired 3WhiteHats, a search and digital marketing agency, focused on helping companies get the most out of their websites and their online presence. 3WhiteHats provide management, consultancy and training in SEO, PPC, Web Analytics, online PR and digital strategy.
buyer: Clarity PR
Clarity PR is a fast-growing, international communications agency with offices in New York, London, San Francisco and Los Angeles with partners and staff in most major European markets. They specialize in Public Relations, Media Relations, Communication, Social Media, and Content Creation. "
target: 3WhiteHats
3WhiteHats is a search and digital marketing agency, focused on helping companies get the most out of their websites and their online presence. 3WhiteHats provide management, consultancy and training in SEO, PPC, Web Analytics, online PR and digital strategy.
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closed 3/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Frank PR, acquired Frank PR

synopsis: Frank, a creative agency that helps brands lead, drive and own conversations, has completed a management buyout from Enero Group, taking back 100% ownership of the UK PR firm. The deal sees Frank co-founder and chairman Graham Goodkind and MD Alex Grier acquire the remaining 75% held by Enero.
buyer: Frank PR
The management buyout was led by Frank co-founder and chairman Graham Goodkind and MD Alex Grier. "
target parent: Enero Group Limited
target: Frank PR
Frank is a creative agency that helps brands lead, drive and own conversations. They specialize in consumer PR, social media and online PR, events, experiential, content marketing, brand communication, and more.
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announced 1/25/2021 via GlobeNewswire

AMF Media Group, will acquire Connext Services

synopsis: AMF Media Group, an award-winning, full-service marketing agency, will acquire Connext, a full spectrum of marketing and communications professionals with consulting expertise in strategic marketing, executive/employee communications, demand generation, social media, content marketing, public relations and more.
buyer: AMF Media Group
AMF Media Group is a full-service agency that delivers a comprehensive and clear approach on brand strategy and marketing, public relations, crisis communications, internal communications, multimedia production, web design and development, event planning and management. "
target: Connext Services
Connext provides a full spectrum of marketing and communications professionals with consulting expertise in strategic marketing, executive/employee communications, demand generation, social media, content marketing, public relations and more.
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closed 11/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Republix, acquired tag agency

synopsis: Republix, a Canadian company that connects businesses to marketing agencies, has acquired tag, a boutique agency in Canada that serves B2C, B2B, and franchise businesses. tag specializes in a variety of disciplines, including creative, digital, social and public relations. They offer services for brand strategy, campaign development, and more.
buyer: Republix
Republix is a Canadian company that connects businesses to marketing agencies. Republix provides their portfolio companies (Citizens) with the support and operational guidance they need to grow. Their Citizens include Arcane, Erational Marketing, Integrity, Linked Intoleads, and Media Mechanics. "
target: tag agency
tag is a full-service boutique agency in Canada that serves B2C, B2B, and franchise businesses. tag specializes in a variety of disciplines, including creative, digital, social and public relations. They offer services for brand strategy, campaign development, communications planning, and more.
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announced 11/16/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Genius Brands International, Inc, will acquire ChizComm Ltd

synopsis: Genius Brands International, Inc., a global brand management company that creates and licenses multimedia entertainment content for children, is to acquire ChizComm Ltd., a leading North American marketing and media agency, as well as ChizComm Beacon Media, its best-in-class media research, planning and buying division.
buyer: Genius Brands International, Inc (GNUS:$6.59)
Genius Brands International, Inc. is a leading global kids media company developing, producing, marketing and licensing branded children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media and retail distribution. "
target: ChizComm Ltd
ChizComm is Canada's full-service marketing and communications agency, specializing in the strategy and execution of public relations, digital marketing, social media, and creative services. They cultivate long-lasting, impactful connections between consumers and brands across a range of industries.
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closed 9/8/2020 via BusinessWire

Sard Verbinnen & Co., acquired Oakhill Communications

synopsis: Sard Verbinnen & Co, a leading global strategic communications consultancy, has acquired the UK based communications and public affairs firm, Oakhill Communications. Oakhill provides public affairs and crisis communications advice to FTSE 100 companies, high net worth individuals, leading UK non-profits and trade groups.
buyer: Sard Verbinnen & Co.
Sard Verbinnen & Co. is an independent strategic communications firm focused on supporting companies through complex, high stakes situations affecting reputation and value, including transactions, proxy contests, IPOs, litigation and crises. "
target: Oakhill Communications
Oakhill Communications is an independent public affairs and strategic communications consultancy. Oakhill’s partners and consultants bring a wealth of experience across all aspects of strategic and crisis communications and public affairs.
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closed 7/9/2020 via Company Press Release

Seven Letter, acquired O’Neill and Associates

synopsis: O’Neill and Associates, New England’s leading public affairs and communications firm, is to combine with Seven Letter, a full-service strategic communications firm with specialties in crisis communications, creative content development, brand and reputation management, public affairs and digital strategy.
buyer: Seven Letter
Seven Letter is a full-service strategic communications firm with specialties in crisis communications, creative content development, brand and reputation management, public affairs and digital strategy. "
target: O’Neill and Associates
O’Neill and Associates is New England’s leading public affairs and communications firm that has served as the agency of choice for private and public sector companies and organizations across the United States.
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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 4/1/2020 via BusinessWire

CG Life, acquired McDAY

synopsis: CG Life, an integrated marketing and communications agency focused on life science and healthcare, has acquired McDAY, a strategic marketing communications agency. McDay provides marketing communications services to clients in a wide range of businesses and industries, including​ pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, and finance.
buyer: CG Life
CG Life is an integrated marketing communications agency focused on life science and healthcare. They work with biotech, medical device, pharmaceutical, chemical, and tools/instrumentation companies of all sizes around the globe. CG Life builds brands and generates growth. "
target: McDAY
McDay is a strategic marketing communications firm located in Center City, Philadelphia. The McDay staff is experienced in providing marketing communications services to clients in a wide range of businesses and industries, including​ pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, and finance.
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closed 3/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

77Agency merged with Jakala Group S.p.A,

synopsis: Jakala, an Italian group specialized in the so-called martech, or technology applied to marketing, has acquired 77Agency, an award-winning independent full-service digital agency with offices in London, Milan, Rome, and Los Angeles.
buyer: Jakala Group S.p.A
Jakala is the first Italian Martech Company offering its customers strategic, analytics, digital and technological support by leveraging on unique assets and know-how, as well as adopting innovative models aimed at achieving measurable results. "
target: 77Agency
77Agency is an award-winning independent full-service digital agency with offices in London, Milan, Rome, and Los Angeles. 77 delivers its clients connected digital solutions; combining its services of Digital Strategy, Digital PR and Social Media, SEO, Website Design, and Development and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$33
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 2/11/2020 via BusinessWire

Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications, acquired MIX Public Relations

synopsis: Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications (RH Strategic) announced that it has acquired MIX PR, a boutique agency that provides communications support for a range of enterprise consumer and technology companies. Mix PR's collective experience includes M&A, organizational rebrands, high profile launches and crisis planning.
buyer: Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications
RH Strategic is a leading public relations agency based in Washington, D.C. and Seattle, specializing in brand building, thought leadership, product and company launches, reputation management, crisis management, social, digital and more. "
target: MIX Public Relations
MIX PR is a boutique agency that provides communications support for a range of enterprise consumer and technology companies. Their collective experience includes M&A, organizational rebrands, high profile launches, crisis planning as well as high-impact IT business media and analyst relations.
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announced 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Angles PR will be merged with Knoodle,

synopsis: Phoenix-based advertising agency, knoodle, and public relations firm, ANGLES Communications, announced the merger of the two companies. The combined, privately-held entity will operate under the knoodle brand, offering full-service marketing-communication services.
buyer: Knoodle
Knoodle is a full-service advertising, public relations and digital agency in Phoenix, Arizona. Their philosophy begins with comprehensive strategies fueled by massive amounts of research. They specialize in branding, social media, PR and content, broadcast and video, digital marketing and more. "
target: Angles PR
ANGLES is a full-service communications agency helping organizations navigate & elevate their brand/image to stay relevant & visible. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, they excel at creating multi-faceted campaigns that span from traditional to integrated digital and social media platforms.
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closed 1/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

The CI Group, acquired Clareville

synopsis: The CI Group, a full-service communications group in the UK, has acquired Clareville, an award-winning consumer and B2B PR agency in the UK. Clareville creates integrated campaigns across, traditional, digital and social media for consumer and B2B brands and businesses.
buyer: The CI Group
The CI Group is a full-service communications group in the UK that markets and promotes brands in the B2B, B2C and B2E sectors. The CI Group specializes in events, incentives, rewards, and promotions. The group is comprised of five specialist agencies. "
target: Clareville
Clareville is an award-winning consumer and B2B PR agency in the UK. Clareville creates integrated campaigns across, traditional, digital and social media for consumer and B2B brands and businesses. The agency helps their clients to grow their brand and reach existing and new audiences.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mort Crim Communications Inc., acquired Mort Crim Communications Inc.

synopsis: Detroit’s Mort Crim Communications Inc., an integrated marketing firm, has been sold to the company’s executive team. The new principals are Christopher Heaton, Richard Donley, Todd Haight and Jennette Smith Kotila. MCCI specializes in Public & Media Relations, Social Media, Video, Web & Digital, Marketing & Advertising.
buyer: Mort Crim Communications Inc.
The executive team acquiring Mort Crim Communications Inc. includes principals Christopher Heaton, Richard Donley, Todd Haight and Jennette Smith Kotila. "
target: Mort Crim Communications Inc.
Founded in 1993 as Mort Crim Communications, Inc., (MCCI). MCCI is an award-winning integrated marketing agency that specializes in Public & Media Relations, Social Media, Video, Web & Digital, Marketing & Advertising.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 12/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Dovetail Solutions, Inc., acquired Stryker-Munley Group

synopsis: Dovetail Solutions, a premier PR, branding, crisis management, and public affairs firm based in Denver, has acquired Sacramento-based Modamedia/SMG, also known as Stryker-Munley Group, a public relations firm.
buyer: Dovetail Solutions, Inc.
Dovetail Solutions is a one-of-a-kind public relations, branding and positioning firm based in Denver. They specialize in strategic communications, crisis communications, issues management, media relations, social media, internal communications and their unique Strategic Community Investment. "
target: Stryker-Munley Group
Stryker-Munley Group was started in response to a need for high quality, high impact public relations and marketing services for not just the larger companies but also for companies with smaller budgets or who may only need public relations services on a project or short term basis.
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