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Next 15, acquired Planning-Inc Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications plc has announced the acquisition of predictive analytics and data marketing business Planning-Inc. It is a UK-based marketing, data and technology agency which will continue to operate as an independent brand as part of the Next Fifteen Network.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Planning-Inc Limited
UK-based Planning-Inc is a predictive analytics and data-marketing business. Planning-Inc designs and builds award-winning data platforms for the biggest, most respected brands around and make best-in-breed marketing happen.
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closed 8/2/2022 via BNC Analysis

VASS Consultoria De Sistemas SL, acquired Hexagon Data

synopsis: The Spanish technology company VASS has acquired the Mexican company Hexagon Data, specialized in digital marketing automation solutions. With this operation it wants to strengthen its North American expansion and accelerate its capabilities in this technological field.
buyer: VASS Consultoria De Sistemas SL
VASS, a Spanish technology company, is present in 26 countries in Europe, America and Asia, and with more than 3,800 professionals. VASS is a leader in digital solutions and assists customers in digital transformation. "
target: Hexagon Data
Mexican company Hexagon Data is specialized in digital marketing automation solutions. Hexagon Data, founded in 2017 with offices in Mexico and Colombia, is in 10 Latin American countries and has 80 people. Among its client portfolio are Coca-Cola, Grupo Bimbo, Avianca and Kimberly-Clark.
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closed 12/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

Star8 Corp., acquired Media Hawk

synopsis: Star8 Corp., a publicly traded technology and eCommerce holding company, has acquired Media Hawk, a subscription-based, full-service marketing agency. Media Hawk makes it easy for businesses to plan their marketing strategies. They offer digital ad and website design services, as well as software for social marketing, SMS marketing, CRM, and more.
buyer: Star8 Corp. (OTCPK:STRH:$0.00)
Star8 Corp. is a publicly traded technology and eCommerce holding company. Star8 is driven by sustainable marketing, technology, sales, and distribution to help organizations focus on business results for the products they are actively interested in. "
target: Media Hawk
Media Hawk is a subscription-based, full-service marketing agency. Media Hawk provides software and services that make it easy for businesses to plan their marketing strategies. They offer digital ad and website design services, as well as software for social marketing, SMS marketing, CRM, and more.
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closed 8/5/2021 via Company Press Release

Brainlabs, acquired MediaNet (Canada)

synopsis: Brainlabs, a digital marketing agency in the UK, has acquired MediaNet, a full-service digital solutions company in Canada. MediaNet builds and executes high-performance digital media experiences that connects brands to their audience. They offer services for paid media, Google marketing, creative & UX, marketing analytics, and more.
buyer: Brainlabs
UK-based Brainlabs is a digital marketing agency and Pay-Per-Click (PPC) technology provider. Using data and automation, Brainlabs drives growth for clients in paid search, programmatic, paid social, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), and analytics. "
target: MediaNet (Canada)
MediaNet is a full-service digital solutions company in Canada. MediaNet builds and executes high-performance digital media experiences that connects brands to their audience. They offer services for paid media, Google marketing, creative & UX, marketing analytics, and more.
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closed 7/30/2021 via PR Newswire

SOCi, acquired Brandify

synopsis: SOCi, the leading all-in-one marketing platform built for multi-location marketers, has acquired Brandify, an industry-leading provider of location-based digital marketing solutions. With the combination, SOCi solidifies its position as the largest localized marketing platform globally, with more than three million locations under management.
buyer: SOCi
SOCi is an award-winning localized marketing platform built specifically for multi-location marketers. SOCi enables top brands and their locations to strengthen and scale their digital presence across limitless local search and social pages while protecting what matters most, their reputation. "
target: Brandify
Brandify is a leading provider of location-based digital marketing solutions that helps brands connect to their customers. Brandify does this by capturing data as well as providing strategy and customized solutions to help brands maximize their online presence and drive customers to their locations.
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closed 3/3/2021 via BusinessWire

Upland Software, acquired BlueVenn

synopsis: Upland Software, Inc. has acquired BlueVenn, a leading cloud-based customer data platform (CDP). The BlueVenn browser-based tool collects, structures and analyzes infinite data sources into a Single Customer View. This empowers everyday marketers to orchestrate real-time, personalized, multi-channel customer journeys and campaigns.
buyer: Upland Software (UPLD:$302.02)
Upland Software is a leader in cloud-based enterprise work management software. Upland provides seven enterprise cloud solution suites that enable users to win and engage customers, automate business operations, manage projects and IT costs, and share knowledge throughout the enterprise. "
target: BlueVenn
BlueVenn provide multi-channel campaign management software. The BlueVenn browser-based tool collects, structures and analyzes infinite data sources into a Single Customer View. This empowers everyday marketers to orchestrate real-time, personalized, multi-channel customer journeys and campaigns.
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$54
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closed 9/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

uberall GmbH, acquired SweetIQ

synopsis: Uberall will acquire Gannett’s SweetIQ subsidiary. Providing an array of local digital marketing services, the SweetIQ team will join Uberall and become part of a new Montreal hub, the company’s seventh location outside its Berlin headquarters. SweetIQ Analytics Corp. offers a bespoke approach to local marketing.
buyer: uberall GmbH
Uberall enables SMB (Small and Medium Businesses) and enterprise resellers to deliver a superior ‘Near Me’ Brand Experience that mirrors today’s multi-faceted consumer journey — from online discovery to offline sales. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: SweetIQ
The SweetIQ Analytics Corp. was founded in Montréal, Canada, in 2010. Positioning itself as an e-marketing solution, a location-based marketing analytics and automation company, SweetIQ Analytics Corp. offers a bespoke approach to local marketing, designing campaigns, and search analysis.
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closed 7/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Astute Solutions, acquired iPerceptions

synopsis: Astute, Inc., a leader in customer engagement software, announced its acquisition of iperceptions, a company that specializes in collecting and analyzing Voice of Customer (VoC) data to help elevate the customer experience.
buyer: Astute Solutions
Astute's customer and employee engagement software powers smarter CX and delivers invaluable first-party customer data for the world's most innovative brands. The Astute platform makes it easy for companies to engage and delight individual customers across all channels. "
target parent: XPND
target: iPerceptions
iperceptions is a company that specializes in collecting and analyzing Voice of Customer (VoC) data to help elevate the customer experience. They are a global leader in Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions, guiding the world's most respected brands to become customer-centric organizations.
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closed 3/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Publitalia ’80, acquired Beintoo Inc

synopsis: Publitalia ’80, an Italian advertising agency, has acquired Beintoo, an Italian mobile data company operating in the digital advertising and data driven marketing field. Beintoo uses a proprietary SDK that enables them to gather valuable customer insights and create highly profiled mobile advertising campaigns.
buyer parent: FinInvest SpA
buyer: Publitalia ’80
Publitalia ’80 is an Italian advertising agency. Publitalia ’80 creates innovative advertising projects on leading TV channels and networks belonging to the Mediaset Group. Publitalia ’80 helps their clients to reach to 58% of the Italian population through 18 TV channels and networks. "
target: Beintoo Inc
Beintoo is an Italian mobile data company operating in the digital advertising and data driven marketing field. Beintoo uses a proprietary SDK that enables them to gather valuable customer insights and create highly profiled mobile advertising campaigns.
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closed 1/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Ebiquity plc, acquired Digital Decisions B.V.

synopsis: Ebiquity plc, a leading independent marketing and media consultancy, announces the acquisition of Digital Decisions, a digital media monitoring and optimisation service. Digital Decisions provides ‘Source Data Monitoring’ – an innovative solution that helps global advertisers to monitor and optimise their digital marketing and media spend.
buyer: Ebiquity plc (AIM:EBQ:$90.17)
Ebiquity plc is a leading independent marketing and media analytics consultancy. They partner with the world’s biggest brands – including 70 of the world’s top 100 advertisers – to drive the performance of their marketing investments through greater accountability and powerful analytics. "
target: Digital Decisions B.V.
Digital Decisions is a digital media monitoring and optimisation service. Launched in 2017, Digital Decisions provides ‘Source Data Monitoring’ – an innovative solution that helps global advertisers to monitor and optimise their digital marketing and media spend.
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$0.78
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closed 11/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Roku, Inc., acquired DataXu, Inc.

synopsis: Roku, a TV streaming platform, has acquired dataxu, a company that helps marketing professionals use data to improve their advertising. Their software empowers you to connect with real people across all channels, including TV, capturing consumers’ attention when and where it matters most.
buyer: Roku, Inc. (:$1,778.39)
Roku, Inc. is a TV streaming platform in the United States that connects users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. "
target: DataXu, Inc.
dataxu helps marketing professionals use data to improve their advertising. Their software empowers you to connect with real people across all channels, including TV, capturing consumers’ attention when and where it matters most.
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$149
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announced 8/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Tanla Mobile, will acquire Gamooga

synopsis: Tanla Solutions Limited, one of the largest cloud communication providers in the world, will acquire Gamooga, a big data and AI driven omni-channel marketing automation platform in India. Gamooga enables businesses to deliver personalized experiences to their users across push notifications, in-app messaging, email, SMS and more.
buyer: Tanla Mobile (BSE:532790:$167.93)
Tanla is one of the largest cloud communication providers in the world. Tanla provides cloud solutions for messaging, voice, and IoT. Their solutions handle over 200 billion business communications annually. Tanla adopts cutting-edge technologies to meet the needs of a diverse clientele. "
target: Gamooga
Gamooga is a big data and AI driven omni-channel marketing automation platform in India. Gamooga enables businesses to deliver personalized experiences to their users across push notifications, in-app messaging, email, SMS, web push notifications and more.
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$6.78
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closed 6/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sublime, acquired Adledge

synopsis: Sublime, a company that creates and delivers performance-based brand ad experiences, has acquired Adledge, a global independent measurement company with transparency for advertising at its heart. It provides solutions for Viewability, Brand Safety and Fraud.
buyer: Sublime
Sublime creates and delivers performance-based brand ad experiences that captivate, inspire and activate digital audiences at scale. Sublime simplifies the delivery of premium, non-intrusive digital ad formats that elevate brand equity and drive results. "
target: Adledge
Adledge is a global independent measurement company with transparency for advertising at its heart. It provides solutions for Viewability, Brand Safety and Fraud. Adledge ensures ads are safe, viewed and within the right context on display and videos, across desktops, mobiles or connected TVs.
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closed 6/26/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Constellation Software, Inc., acquired CAKE

synopsis: Constellation Software Inc., a Canadian company that provides market leading software and services, has acquired Cake Software from Accelerize New Media, a multifaceted Internet marketing and customer acquisition company. Cake is a hosted software solution providing real-time analytics and tracking for online marketing campaigns.
buyer: Constellation Software, Inc. (TSX:CSU:$5,106.00)
Headquartered in Canada, Constellation Software provides market leading software and services. Their mission is to acquire, manage and build market-leading software businesses that develop specialized, mission-critical software solutions to address the specific needs of our particular industries. "
target parent: Accelerize New Media, Inc.
target: CAKE
Cake is a hosted software solution providing real-time analytics and tracking for online marketing campaigns. Their software provides advertisers, publishers and lead generators with a scalable platform developed with innovative technology.
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$20
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closed 4/30/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Aware Ads, acquired adMobo

synopsis: Aware Ads Inc., a Canadian company specializing in all aspects of online marketing, has acquired adMobo Inc., a digital advertising company specializing in mobile content. AdMobo uses innovative technology to help leading brands and agencies generate, retain and optimize user bases.
buyer: Aware Ads
Aware Ads is a Canadian company operating in all aspects of online marketing. Aware Ads specializes in direct response (i.e. Cost-Per-Acquisition) marketing and content creation. Aware Ads is well positioned in all aspects of the performance marketing space. "
target: adMobo
AdMobo is a Canadian digital ad company specializing in mobile marketing and user acquisition. Using its innovative technology, AdMobo helps leading brands and agencies generate, retain and optimize user bases, continually increasing the value being delivered by such users over time.
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closed 4/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Undertone, Inc., acquired Captain Growth

synopsis: Perion Network has acquired Captain Growth to complement Undertone, a leader in cross-platform Synchronized Digital Branding for the world’s most prominent brands. Captain Growth is a Ukrainian-based start-up that has developed a proprietary AI platform to better connect and deliver relevant campaign messages through the entire ad journey.
buyer parent: Perion Network Ltd.
buyer: Undertone, Inc.
Undertone is a leader in high-quality, cross-screen digital brand advertising at scale. Their proprietary high-impact advertising formats enable brands to stand out online and engage users. Through their innovative technology platforms, they deliver attention-grabbing advertisements on every device."
target: Captain Growth
Septa Communications LLC, also known as Captain Growth, is a Ukrainian-based start-up that has developed a proprietary AI platform to better connect and deliver relevant campaign messages through the entire ad journey.
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$3.75
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closed 1/22/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Claritas, LLC, acquired AcquireWeb Inc.

synopsis: Claritas has purchased AcquireWeb, a leading digital marketing firm. AcquireWeb resolves and deterministically connects marketers with more able & intent-based consumers and businesses than any tech company in the industry, determining where they are engaged across the email, social and display spectrum.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Claritas, LLC
Founded in 1971, Claritas helps companies find customers to sell smarter and win bigger. Its unique methodology, which combines sought after data resources with direct, original consumer research, is proven to help marketers find their best customers faster. "
target: AcquireWeb Inc.
Founded in 2002, AcquireWeb resolves and deterministically connects marketers with more able & intent-based consumers and businesses than any tech company in the industry, determining where they are engaged across the email, social and display spectrum.
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closed 12/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Aberdeen, acquired The Big Willow

synopsis: Aberdeen, provider of intent-based marketing and sales solutions, has acquired The Big Willow, the leader in buyer intent data science and intent-targeted digital advertising. The Big Willow gives companies first advantage by revealing Buyer Intent from daily web interactions.
buyer parent: Halyard Capital
buyer: Aberdeen
Aberdeen provides intent-based marketing and sales solutions that deliver performance improvements in advertising click through rates and sales pipeline resulting in a measurable ROI. Their intent data is the largest scale, most accurate and highly targeted in the market. "
target: The Big Willow
The Big Willow gives companies first advantage by revealing Buyer Intent from daily web interactions, putting users in front of clients who are most interested in purchasing products. Their proprietary technology reveals net new accounts, scores prospects, and serves ads targeted to their stage.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

TF1 Group, acquired Gamned!

synopsis: TF1 Group announces that it has taken a majority stake in Gamned!, a pioneer and expert in programmatic media, founded in 2009 by Olivier Goulon and Anthony Spinasse. By acquiring Gamned!, TF1 Group aims to leverage the qualified audiences of its new digital arm with programmatic effectiveness.
buyer: TF1 Group (ENXTPA:TFI:$2,585.65)
The TF1 Group is the leading private-sector television broadcaster in France, with five free-to-air channels (TF1, TMC, TFX, TF1 Séries Films and LCI) and four pay-TV theme channels (TV Breizh, Histoire, Ushuaïa and Serieclub, the last of which is 50% owned). "
target: Gamned!
Founded in 2009 by Olivier Goulon (CEO) and Anthony Spinasse (COO), Gamned! is a Paris-based independent programmatic media sales platform that is pioneering digital advertising campaigns (RTB).
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closed 10/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Mintent Software Corp., acquired gShift Labs

synopsis: Mintent Software Corp, a Canadian provider of project management tools for marketers, has acquired gShift, a leading provider of web presences analytics data and reporting for brands and digital agencies. gShift’s platform helps brands and agencies efficiently understand and improve on the impact and engagement of a content across its web presence.
buyer: Mintent Software Corp.
Mintent is a Canadian provider of project management tools for marketers. Focused on content marketing, their platform allows marketing teams to plan, produce, publish and measure their marketing content in one place. Mintent helps marketers to achieve higher returns on their content investment. "
target: gShift Labs
gShift’s industry leading Web Presence Analytics Software platform helps brands and agencies efficiently understand and improve on the impact and engagement of a content across its web presence. gShift’s software has been collecting and storing web presence and SEO data since 2009.
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closed 1/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Planning-Inc Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications plc has announced the acquisition of predictive analytics and data marketing business Planning-Inc. It is a UK-based marketing, data and technology agency which will continue to operate as an independent brand as part of the Next Fifteen Network.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Planning-Inc Limited
UK-based Planning-Inc is a predictive analytics and data-marketing business. Planning-Inc designs and builds award-winning data platforms for the biggest, most respected brands around and make best-in-breed marketing happen.
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closed 6/1/2022 via PR Newswire

Activate Marketing Services, LLC, acquired Green Leads, LLC

synopsis: Activate Marketing Services, a high-growth provider of demand generation for B2B brands, has acquired Green Leads, a lead gen and appointment setting firm. The acquisition accelerates Activate's full-funnel demand-to-pipeline demand generation services and adds high-value sales appoint setting capabilities.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Activate Marketing Services, LLC
Activate Marketing Services combines deep buyer insights with a content-led marketing methodology to engage prospects and convert them to customers. Through its unique, tested methodology Activate is able to accelerate the buying process for its clients. "
target: Green Leads, LLC
Since 2007, Green Leads has generated more than 75,000 new deals for its clients with inbound and outbound strategies to deliver pay-for-performance: Ideal Customer Profile leads (ICPs), Marketing Qualified Leads (MQLs), Highly Qualified Leads (HQLs) and Sales Qualified Leads (SQLs).
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announced 5/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, will acquire M&C Saatchi plc

synopsis: Next Fifteen Group (Next 15), a communications business in London, will acquire M&C Saatchi, the world's largest independent advertising network. M&C Saatchi connects specialist expertise, fuelled by data and technology, to help clients navigate, create and lead meaningful change.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: M&C Saatchi plc (AIM:SAA:$394.58)
Based in the UK, M&C Saatchi is the world's largest independent advertising network. Powered by its philosophy, Brutal Simplicity of Thought, Diversity of Thought, Independence, and Ownership, their work connects buyers and sellers as simply and as powerfully as possible.
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announced 3/3/2022 via Company Press Release

Next 15, will acquire Engine Group Ltd

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc (Next 15), a communications business in London, will acquire Engine Group, a global media and marketing services company. Engine helps organizations to outperform in the present and win in the future. The group offers a vast range of marketing solutions, from insights and content to distribution and technology.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Engine Group Ltd
Engine is a global media and marketing services company. Engine helps organizations to outperform in the present and win in the future. The group offers a vast range of marketing solutions, from insights and content to distribution and technology.
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closed 4/9/2021 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Shopper Media Group Ltd

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc (Next 15), a communications business in London, has acquired Shopper Media Group Ltd (SMG), a group of companies in the UK that specialise in commerce marketing activation. SMG builds shopper marketing campaigns that connects retailers with shoppers at the point of purchase both online and in-store.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Shopper Media Group Ltd
Shopper Media Group (SMG) is a group of companies in the UK that specialise in commerce marketing activation. SMG connects retailers with shoppers at the point of purchase both online and in-store. The group builds successful shopper marketing campaigns for some of the UK's biggest retailers.
price ($mm)
$22
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closed 11/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Archetype Agency Limited, acquired Marlin PR Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen’s Archetype has acquired London independent technology agency Marlin PR. Marlin PR is a London PR and communications agency for innovative technologies and visionaries. Marlin PR works with some of the most forward-thinking and innovative tech companies on this planet.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Archetype Agency Limited
Archetype is a global communications agency dedicated to combining deep industry insight with analyst, social media and traditional media reach. They specialize in the branding and digital marketing. They are based in San Francisco, with locations all over the world. "
target: Marlin PR Limited
Marlin PR is a London PR and communications agency for innovative technologies and visionaries. Marlin PR works with some of the most forward-thinking and innovative tech companies on this planet.
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Next 15, will acquire Conversion Rate Experts

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc, a communications business in London, will acquire Conversion Rate Experts (CRE). CRE is the world’s leading agency for conversion rate optimization (CRO)—a term that they coined in 2007. CRE builds amazingly effective webpages and are highly regarded by many of the web’s most sophisticated companies.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Conversion Rate Experts
Conversion Rate Experts (CRE) is the world’s leading agency for conversion rate optimization (CRO)—a term that they coined in 2007. CRE builds amazingly effective webpages and are highly regarded by many of the web’s most sophisticated companies.
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closed 2/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Savanta, acquired Future Thinking

synopsis: Savanta has acquired the UK division of Future Thinking, a global data driven intelligence company that combines research with data science to produce actionable insight for clients, including Unilever, British Gas and LEGO.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Savanta
Based in London, Savanta's offerings include: data collection and analysis – with access to 100m respondents through its proprietary technology platform; bespoke research and consulting – consisting of tailored tools structured in industry and methodology practices; and intelligence products. "
target: Future Thinking
Future Thinking is a leading market research and data analytics company, renowned for helping clients maximize sales, revenue and profit, through a combination of qualitative and quantitative research; often analysed through the lens of data science and behavioral economics.
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closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Story Worldwide LLC, acquired VonShine Industries

synopsis: Story Worldwide, a digital-first, content-focused advertising agency, has acquired VonShine Industries, a community focused, digital media agency. VonShine helps brands shape consumer conversation and the consumer-driven brand building process. VonShine provides services for social media, influencer marketing, digital PR, and more.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Story Worldwide LLC
Story Worldwide is a digital-first, content-focused advertising agency. Story uses established storytelling techniques and talent to solve advertising and communication challenges. The agency focuses on creating engaging content that people want to share. "
target: VonShine Industries
VonShine Industries is a community focused, digital media agency. VonShine helps brands shape consumer conversation and the consumer-driven brand building process. VonShine provides services for social media, influencer marketing, digital PR, celebrity endorsement, product placement, and more.
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closed 10/1/2019 via BusinessWire

M Booth, purchased US Division from Health Unlimited

synopsis: Next15 has acquired US division of Health Unlimited, a leading global health consultancy and communications agency advancing landmark developments in some of the most complex and challenging areas in health. Health Unlimited will be rebranded as M Booth Health and operate as a separate agency reporting to M Booth CEO Dale Bornstein.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: M Booth
M Booth is an agency that is known for award-winning integrated marketing programs that engage stakeholders through digital, social, earned media, and experiential channels. M Booth is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Next Fifteen Communications Group. "
seller parent: Dbay Advisors
seller: Health Unlimited
Health Unlimited US Division, rebranded M Booth Health, is a 25-year-old NY-based global health consultancy and communications agency built by specialists with a legacy of advancing landmark developments in global health and medicine.
price ($mm)
$28
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$17
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closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Savanta, acquired Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc.

synopsis: Savanta, the global intelligence business, has acquired Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc. (HSR Associates), the New Jersey-based marketing research consultancy. Founded in 1975, HSR Associates has a reputation as one of the premier boutique research agencies, providing custom strategic research services to corporations across the US.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Savanta
Based in London, Savanta's offerings include: data collection and analysis – with access to 100m respondents through its proprietary technology platform; bespoke research and consulting – consisting of tailored tools structured in industry and methodology practices; and intelligence products. "
target: Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc.
Founded in 1975, boutique research agency Hase/Schannen Research Associates (HSR Associates) offers custom strategic research services to corporations across a variety of industries in the US and abroad. HSR Associates is a full-service market research firm of just the right size.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Market Making

synopsis: Next 15, a communications business in London, has acquired Market Making, Europe's fastest growing social ad company, delivering impressive ROI to world leading brands. Market Making builds and creates real time audience segments and insights, automatically matching the right creative with the right audience.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Market Making
Market Making is Europe's fastest growing social ad company, delivering impressive ROI to world leading brands. Their superior patent ad technology, the ATOM, builds and creates real time audience segments and insights, automatically matching the right creative with the right audience.
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closed 5/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Archetype Agency Limited, acquired Rsquared

synopsis: Archetype, a global communications agency, has acquired San Francisco-based PR firm Rsquared Communication. Rsquared Communication, an award-winning boutique tech agency, is a communication partner to the industry’s leading software companies.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Archetype Agency Limited
Archetype is a global communications agency dedicated to combining deep industry insight with analyst, social media and traditional media reach. They specialize in the branding and digital marketing. They are based in San Francisco, with locations all over the world. "
target: Rsquared
Rsquared Communication, an award-winning boutique tech agency, is a communication partner to the industry’s leading software companies. The agency works with high-growth, venture-backed companies building products that shape the future and impact the day-to-day lives of millions of end users.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/13/2019 via Company Description

Savanta, acquired Wealth-X Custom Research

synopsis: Savanta announced the acquisition of the research division of Wealth-X (formerly Ledbury Research). Based in Singapore, Wealth-X Custom Research leverages their database of the world’s wealthiest individuals, with their proprietary wealth models, to provide clients with bespoke data and insight to fuel strategic decision making.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Savanta
Based in London. Savanta's offerings include: data collection and analysis – with access to 100m respondents through its proprietary technology platform; bespoke research and consulting – consisting of tailored tools structured in industry and methodology practices; and intelligence products. "
target parent: Wealth-X
target: Wealth-X Custom Research
Based in Singapore, Wealth-X Custom Research leverages their database of the world’s wealthiest individuals, as well as their proprietary wealth models, to provide clients within the wealth management, financial, and luxury industries with bespoke data and insight to fuel strategic decision making.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Planning-Inc Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications plc has announced the acquisition of predictive analytics and data marketing business Planning-Inc. It is a UK-based marketing, data and technology agency which will continue to operate as an independent brand as part of the Next Fifteen Network.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Planning-Inc Limited
UK-based Planning-Inc is a predictive analytics and data-marketing business. Planning-Inc designs and builds award-winning data platforms for the biggest, most respected brands around and make best-in-breed marketing happen.
price ($mm)
$8.05
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Activate Marketing Services, LLC

synopsis: Activate Marketing Services, a B2B demand generation company, has been sold to Next Fifteen Communications Group, a publicly traded digital media company that offers digital communications, public relations and investor relations services worldwide.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Activate Marketing Services, LLC
Activate Marketing Services provides content-powered demand-generation and marketing services for business technology marketers, based their team's expertise in developing buyer insights, high-performance content and lead-nurture campaigns.
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closed 7/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

VIGA, acquired Thinqonline

synopsis: Data collection specialist, VIGA, part of the Next15 Group, announced the acquisition of New York-based thinqonline, the software and solutions provider, delivering best-in-breed technologies. Thinqonline provides consulting across the project lifecycle to guarantee timely and cost-effective result.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: VIGA
Based in London, VIGA is a data collection agency launched by Next15 and led by former Research Now executive Lewis Reeves. They provide a sophisticated approach, smart tech and a vigorous injection of energy to the data collection world. "
target: Thinqonline
Based in New York, thinqonline is a value-added provider of software, services and solutions for market research agencies and enterprise insight programs.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Publitek Limited, acquired Technical Associates Group

synopsis: Publitek has acquired UK headquartered Technical Associates Group (TAG). TAG offers a similar specialist range of technical, B2B, integrated marketing communications services to those of Publitek plus an in-house graphic design capability.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Publitek Limited
Publitek is a B2B tech marketing agency working with over 120 clients around the world, many in highly technical markets. They deliver integrated marketing and PR campaigns based on well-crafted strategies, expert creative content, and cost-effective delivery using the best mix of channels. "
target: Technical Associates Group
Founded in 1983 Technical Associates Group (TAG) is a specialist communications agency offering a full spectrum of marketing, creative and public relations services. They are part of a global network with offices in London, Hamburg and Singapore and partner agencies in the US, China and Turkey.
price ($mm)
$2.95
rev ($mm)
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closed 2/7/2018 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Brandwidth Group Limited

synopsis: Next 15, a digital communications group in London, has acquired Brandwidth Group Limited, an award-winning innovation agency in London. Brandwith applies innovation through insight, creativity and technology, to projects across the full spectrum of branding, marketing and digital challenges.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Brandwidth Group Limited
Brandwidth is an award-winning innovation agency in London. Brandwith applies innovation through insight, creativity and technology, to projects across the full spectrum of branding, marketing and digital challenges. They offer branding, digital, experiential, and social media marketing services.
price ($mm)
$8.76
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Publitek Limited, acquired McBru

synopsis: Publitek has acquired McBru, a similar B2B tech agency based in Portland, Oregon. With immediate effect, McBru becomes Publitek North America and its founder, Kerry McClenahan, takes on the role of President. McBru's services include branding, influencer relations, social media, advertising, lead nurturing, interactive, content marketing, and more.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Publitek Limited
Publitek is a UK-based, technical B2B digital shop focused on content marketing. Publitek is a technical, content-led, B2B marketing communications agency specialising in electronics, automation and engineering. "
target: McBru
McBru (McClenahan Bruer) is a full-service integrated tech B2B marketing agency. Their services include branding, influencer relations, social media, advertising, lead nurturing, interactive, content marketing, and customer engagement.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/15/2017 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Elvis Communications Limited

synopsis: Next 15, the digital communications group, has acquired Elvis Communications Limited, an award-winning integrated creative agency. Elvis's mission is to transform audiences into passionate, knicker-throwing fans. Elvis offers a variety of marketing services, including press ads, direct mail packs, TV commercials, events, social media, and more.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,610 people across 39 offices in 14 countries. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Elvis Communications Limited
Elvis is an award-winning integrated creative agency. They work through every single step in the customer experience - whether it's for a press ad or direct mail pack, a television commercial or an in store activation, a social media post or a real world event. Elvis turns audiences into fans.
price ($mm)
$7.27
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
7.3x
closed 1/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Planning-Inc Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications plc has announced the acquisition of predictive analytics and data marketing business Planning-Inc. It is a UK-based marketing, data and technology agency which will continue to operate as an independent brand as part of the Next Fifteen Network.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Planning-Inc Limited
UK-based Planning-Inc is a predictive analytics and data-marketing business. Planning-Inc designs and builds award-winning data platforms for the biggest, most respected brands around and make best-in-breed marketing happen.
price ($mm)
$8.05
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/10/2022 via BNC Analysis

919 Marketing Company, Inc., acquired ClickCulture, Inc.

synopsis: 919 Marketing has acquired ClickCulture, a Raleigh, N.C. -based award-winning web development and digital marketing company. The acquisition expands 919 Marketing's roster of technology-focused marketing services to become the full-service marketing leader for emerging and mature franchise brands and non-profit companies.
buyer parent: Greens Farms Capital
buyer: 919 Marketing Company, Inc.
919 Marketing Co. is a national content marketing firm with a proven track record of helping companies increase revenue, create a competitive advantage, and improve marketing results. They provide high-powered strategic planning, public relations, social media, digital marketing, and more. "
target: ClickCulture, Inc.
ClickCulture is a Raleigh-based integrated marketing firm specializing in technology. With deep roots in e-commerce, website design, web development, and user interface design, the company offers a full spectrum of marketing services.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/3/2022 via BNC Analysis

Hakuhodo, Inc., acquired Kingdom Digital

synopsis: Hakuhodo, an integrated advertising and communication agency based in Japan, has acquired Kingdom Digital, a social and content agency in Malaysia. Kingdom Digital builds relationships by humanising the way brands present themselves & engage with their consumers. They create content that communicates brand stories across social media channels.
buyer parent: Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Hakuhodo, Inc.
Hakuhodo Inc is an integrated advertising and communication agency headquartered in Japan. Hakuhodo works with over 3,000 clients in 20 countries and regions to help them develop innovative creative solutions that grow their business. "
target: Kingdom Digital
Kingdom Digital is a multi-award-winning social and content agency in Malaysia. Kingdom Digital builds relationships by humanising the way brands present themselves & engage with their consumers. They create captivating content that communicates brand stories across social media channels.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/3/2022 via Company Press Release

10Pearls, LLC, acquired Pixel506, LLC

synopsis: 10Pearls is expanding the breadth of its nearshore presence through the strategic acquisition of Pixel506, a Brooklyn-born, Costa Rica-based digital agency. Founded by a talented, entrepreneurial husband-and-wife team, Pixel506 is a digital innovation agency focused on strategy, customer experience, user interface design, and software development.
buyer: 10Pearls, LLC
10Pearls is a global end-to-end digital technology services partner helping businesses leverage technology to scale and innovate. The company helps its customers digitalize their existing business, build innovative new products, and augment their existing teams with high performance team members. "
target: Pixel506, LLC
Pixel506 is a Brooklyn-born, Costa Rica-based digital agency. Pixel506 is a digital innovation agency focused on strategy, customer experience, user interface design, and software development. Pixel506 has deep delivery capability in Costa Rica and a broad footprint of contributors across LATAM.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/3/2022 via BNC Analysis

Deckchair Data merged with Gongos Research,

synopsis: Gongos, the North American arm of research firm InSites Consulting, has merged with data science company Deckchair Data and appointed two of Deckchair’s partners as senior directors. Deckchair Data partners with ambitious companies to provide market research, analytics and data strategy that drive growth.
buyer parent: InSites Consulting
buyer: Gongos Research
Gongos, Inc. is a Royal Oak, MI-based consultative agency whose mission is to reorient the relationship between customers and corporations to be mutually beneficial. Partnering with insights, analytics, marketing, strategy, and customer experience groups, Gongos operationalizes customer centricity. "
target: Deckchair Data
Deckchair Data partners with ambitious companies to provide market research, analytics and data strategy that drive growth. They serve a range of industries, with current active engagements in technology, healthcare, financial services, insights and public service.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/3/2022 via PR Newswire

Site Impact, acquired Mendez Media Marketing

synopsis: Site Impact, leading multi-channel solutions company, announces acquisition of California-based digital media marketing agency, Mendez Media Marketing, Inc. and sister software company, Databyrd. Mendez Media Marketing specializes in Hispanic, Multi Cultural and digital marketing.
buyer: Site Impact
Site Impact specializes in multi-channel direct marketing services and has earned the business and trust of clients all over the globe. By providing integrated marketing solutions that target ideal audiences, Site Impact is one of the leading providers in data and marketing resources. "
target: Mendez Media Marketing
Mendez Media Marketing, Inc. is a California-based digital media marketing agency. Mendez Media Marketing specializes in Hispanic, Multi Cultural and digital marketing. Its sister software company, Databyrd, is a digital media reporting platform.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 8/3/2022 via BNC Analysis

TAG Worldwide Group Limited, acquired L&A Social

synopsis: Tag, a global creative production partner to brands and agencies, has acquired L&A Social, a strategic and creative social media agency in Australia. L&A Social helps world-class global brands to create meaningful relationships with their customers. They provide services for social media strategy, content marketing, influencer marketing, and more.
buyer parent: Advent International
buyer: TAG Worldwide Group Limited
Tag is a global creative production partner to brands and agencies. Tag turns big ideas into high-impact marketing that enables brands to stand out and sell more. They offer services for creative & content production, social media management, email marketing, performance marketing, and more. "
target: L&A Social
L&A Social is a strategic and creative social media agency in Australia. L&A Social helps world-class global brands to create meaningful relationships with their customers. They provide services for social media strategy & implementation, content marketing, influencer marketing, and more.
price ($mm)
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announced 7/29/2022 via PR Newswire

Vala Marketing LLC, will acquire Web Centre, LLC

synopsis: Vala Marketing, the area's leading provider of digital advertising, design, and other online marketing services, will acquire Web Centre, a web design and digital marketing agency. The acquisition of Web Centre fits into Vala Marketing's strategy to provide full-service, turnkey marketing solutions to the Michiana area and beyond.
buyer: Vala Marketing LLC
Vala Marketing is a full-service marketing agency operating out of the Midwest specializing in social media management, branding, website design, and videography. "
target: Web Centre, LLC
Web Centre is an innovative digital marketing agency, based in Lapeer, Michigan, focused on helping businesses grow online. Web Centre designs websites, e-commerce websites, create social media experiences, create/edit video, take photos, run advertising campaigns and much more.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/28/2022 via BNC Analysis

Big Presence LTD, acquired Bourbon Street Marketing Ltd

synopsis: Blackburn-based lead generation expert Big Presence has acquired Bourbon Street Marketing and appointed its managing director Andy Coles to its board. Bourbon Street Marketing, based in Manchester, is a specialist lead generation marketing agency.
buyer: Big Presence LTD
Blackburn, UK-based Big Presence creates and implements bespoke campaigns that generate leads and enquiries for businesses and fuels their growth. Big Presence designs outreach methods that will deliver the highest amount of leads and enquiries for businesses. "
target: Bourbon Street Marketing Ltd
Bourbon Street Marketing, based in Manchester, is a specialist lead generation marketing agency. Bourbon Street Marketing prides itself on delivering a fantastic digital marketing solutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/26/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Tremor International Ltd, will acquire Amobee, Inc.

synopsis: Tremor International, a global company offering an end-to-end technology advertising platform, is to acquire Amobee, a leading global advertising platform that optimizes outcomes for advertisers and media companies, improves consumer experiences, and optimizes cross channel performance.
buyer: Tremor International Ltd (AIM:TRMR:$290.01)
Tremor International is a global company offering an end-to-end technology advertising platform, operating across three core capabilities - Video, Data and CTV. "
target parent: Temasek Holdings
target: Amobee, Inc.
Amobee is a leading global advertising platform that optimizes outcomes for advertisers and media companies, improves consumer experiences, and optimizes cross channel performance across linear, Connected TV, and digital media, while driving customer growth through detailed analytics and reporting.
price ($mm)
$239
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/20/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

Canton Marketing Solutions merged with Control v Exposed,

synopsis: Canton Marketing Solutions has merged with Control v Exposed (CvE), a digital marketing transformation consultancy based in the UK. Canton is a digital marketing agency in the UK. They offer services for creative production, project planning, strategy development and implementation, and talent resourcing and management.
buyer parent: Goodway Group
buyer: Control v Exposed
Control v Exposed (CvE) is a digital marketing transformation consultancy based in the UK. CvE advises brands on their digital marketing transformation agenda through a combination of advisory and consulting, and provides on-demand, hands-on expertise across media, technology and data. "
target: Canton Marketing Solutions
Canton Marketing Solutions is a digital marketing agency in the UK. Canton helps their clients to upgrade their marketing and generate more revenue. They offer services for creative production, project planning, strategy development and implementation, and talent resourcing and management.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/13/2022 via PR Newswire

Modern Luxury, Inc., acquired Glocally

synopsis: Modern Luxury Media, the largest luxury media company in the US, has acquired Glocally, a social media and marketing technology company. Glocally enables local and regional businesses to succeed across digital platforms. They provide services for social media management, content development, digital strategy and influencer collaborations.
buyer parent: Dickey Publishing, Inc.
buyer: Modern Luxury, Inc.
Modern Luxury is the preeminent luxury lifestyle publisher in the US, with 60+ titles across 19 major markets— reaching more than 5 million affluent readers. They engage in both MRI and MMR research which provides partners invaluable insight into the spending habits of their active consumer base. "
target: Glocally
Glocally is a social media and marketing technology company. Glocally enables local and regional businesses to succeed across digital platforms. They provide services for social media management, content development, digital strategy and influencer collaborations.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/1/2022 via BusinessWire

GfK Group will be merged with NielsenIQ,

synopsis: NielsenIQ and GfK SE, two leaders in global information services, announced a definitive agreement through which the companies plan to combine, creating new capabilities in the consumer and retail measurement industry.
buyer parent: Advent International
buyer: NielsenIQ
NielsenIQ is the leader in providing the most complete, unbiased view of consumer behavior, globally. Powered by a groundbreaking consumer data platform, NielsenIQ enables bold, confident decision-making for the world’s leading consumer goods companies and retailers. "
target: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
Headquartered in Germany. GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. By using technologies and data sciences, GfK turns big data into smart data, enabling clients to improve their competitive edge and enrich experiences.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/29/2022 via BNC Analysis

Moxley Carmichael, acquired Moxley Carmichael

synopsis: The founders of Moxley Carmichael, a leading public relations firm, have sold the company to four of its executives. Moxley Carmichael provides comprehensive communications services to local, regional and national companies in East Tennessee. They offer services for public relations, SEO, branding, social media, and more.
buyer: Moxley Carmichael
Moxley Carmichael is a premier public and media relations firm. Moxley Carmichael provides comprehensive communications services to local, regional and national companies in East Tennessee. They offer services for public relations, SEO, branding, social media, and more. "
target: Moxley Carmichael
Moxley Carmichael is a premier public and media relations firm. Moxley Carmichael provides comprehensive communications services to local, regional and national companies in East Tennessee. They offer services for public relations, SEO, branding, social media, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/22/2022 via PR Newswire

Piranha, acquired Manhattan Made Marketing

synopsis: Piranha announced its acquisition of Manhattan Made Marketing. This venture increases capabilities in creative production and digital strategy, bringing immediate scale to the two firms. anhattan Made Marketing is a full-service digital marketing agency with experience in brand building.
buyer: Piranha
Piranha, an independent creative agency founded in 2009, brings together a network of strategists and creators to serve leading consumer brands, high-growth ventures, and global organizations. Piranha helps clients define, design and deploy ideas at scale. "
target: Manhattan Made Marketing
Manhattan Made Marketing was founded with a mission to help businesses attract customers and grow in the digital space. Manhattan Made Marketing is a full-service digital marketing agency with experience in brand building, digital media campaigns, event management, and social media management.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/16/2022 via BusinessWire

Unite Digital, acquired Millennium Communications

synopsis: Digital marketing and advertising pioneer Millennium Communications is being acquired by Unite Digital, which is disrupting the agency world with its unique strategy of gathering the most talented organizations and providing them with an expanded range of capabilities and resources.
buyer: Unite Digital
Unite Digital is an agency investment and advisory group exclusively focused on creating a successful, thriving corporate ecosystem for marketing firms to better serve middle market and enterprise clients. "
target: Millennium Communications
Millennium Communications is a digital problem-solving agency specializing in helping clients leverage technology for superior accessibility, privacy, security, compliance, and marketing.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 6/16/2022 via PR Newswire

Plus Company, acquired Mekanism

synopsis: Quebec-based Plus Company has acquired Mekanism, an award-winning, creative agency with 200 employees across offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Seattle. The Mekanism team blends creativity and performance to build great brands.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: Plus Company
Based in Quebec, Plus Company is a 21st century alliance of best-in-class creative brands focused on collaboration and synergy through an integrated service model. With over 20 agencies that deliver creativity fueled by an innate understanding of culture, technology, and data. "
target: Mekanism
Mekanism is a full-service ad agency that blends creativity and performance to build great brands. They call this approach Soul + Science. Mekanism serves as collaborative business partners to some of the world's best brands including Quaker, Amazon, Jose Cuervo, and OkCupid, among others.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/15/2022 via Company Press Release

Gravity Global, acquired Mojo Media Labs

synopsis: UK-based Gravity Global has acquired Mojo Media Labs to further strengthen its US presence and expand its global Account Based Marketing (ABM) capabilities. Mojo was founded to deliver specialist ABM services utilising the very latest software alongside its customer relationship management, content management system and marketing automation tools.
buyer parent: Elysian Capital
buyer: Gravity Global
Headquartered in London, Gravity Global is a digital marketing business serving a blue-chip customer base and complex markets. It operates in a range of industries including software, financial services, aerospace, industrial, pharmaceutical and automotive. "
target: Mojo Media Labs
Mojo Media Labs is a full-service digital marketing agency focused on account-based marketing, inbound marketing, website design and development, sales and marketing alignment, sales enablement and marketing automation/email marketing.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/8/2022 via Company Press Release

RyTech, LLC, acquired Optimotive

synopsis: RyTech, LLC, a full-service digital marketing agency, has acquired Optimotive Web Services LLC, a west coast-based growth marketing agency with a remote workforce. The acquisition will expand RyTech's website offerings to include Webflow and stronger eCommerce capabilities.
buyer: RyTech, LLC
RyTech is a full-service digital marketing agency headquartered in La Grange, Illinois. RyTech partners with clients at all stages of growth on their online marketing strategies, delivering digital results and fueling their growth. "
target: Optimotive
Optimotive believes in building long-term relationships with a focus on long-term strategy. Optimotive crafts and deploys diamond standard marketing strategies at the intersection of data-driven growth marketing and compelling content—always with ethical digital marketing tactics.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 5/29/2022 via Company Press Release

The Ginger Agency, acquired Bonfire Communications, Inc.

synopsis: The Ginger Agency, a Canadian digital marketing agency, has acquired Saint John-based Bonfire Communications Inc., a marketing agency that offers strategy, advertising, design & branding, web design, social media marketing, PR, content marketing, PR, copywriting and executive communication strategies.
buyer: The Ginger Agency
The Ginger Agency is a leading marketing agency in Fredericton, New Brunswick, specializing in digital marketing, web design, and graphic design. By distilling the complex into clear, creative, communications, Ginger crafts brands, educates audiences, influences change, and builds communities. "
target: Bonfire Communications, Inc.
Based in Canada, Bonfire tells brand stories through social media and content marketing. Bonfire offers strategy, advertising, design & branding, web design, social media marketing, PR, content marketing, copywriting and executive communication strategies built to suit each client's needs.
price ($mm)
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Ticker: NYSE:CTV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Innovid, Inc.
Innovid powers connected TV (CTV) advertising streaming, personalization, and measurement for the world’s largest brands. They offer its clients and partners streamlined solutions that optimize the value of advertising investments across screens and devices.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$87.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.41
EBIT ($mm)
$6.67
Net Income ($mm)
$1.45
Employees
306
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Ticker: TSE:4180
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Appier
Appier
Appier is a technology company in Taiwan that provides artificial intelligence (AI) platforms to help enterprises solve their most challenging business problems. Their AIXON platform uses machine learning and AI to turn data into insights to help businesses find and grow their target audience.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$81.82
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($14.38)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
492
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Ticker: NSEI:AFFLE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Affle
Affle
Affle is a company in Singapore that builds leading Mobile Audience Intelligence and Analytics Platforms. Their platforms help deliver end-to-end mobile commerce & marketing solutions with greater ROI and transparency for marketers, commerce marketplaces, app developers and publishers.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$43.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$11.42
EBIT ($mm)
$9.79
Net Income ($mm)
$8.60
Employees
232
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Ticker: TSXV:EQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EQ Works
EQ Works
EQ Works provides a smarter way to target customers and reach audiences. EQ’s user-friendly technical platform provides complete self-serve or managed service solutions for businesses and agencies, allowing them to track and optimize campaigns in real-time.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$7.98
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.04)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.19)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
46
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meltwater
Meltwater
Meltwater provides social and media intelligence. By examining millions of posts each day from social media platforms, blogs and news sites, Meltwater helps companies make better, more informed decisions based on insight from the outside.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$359.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.11
EBIT ($mm)
($4.34)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1871
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Ticker: OTCPK:BZWR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business Warrior
Business Warrior
Business Warrior is an open source technology company that helps small businesses to enhance their brand. Business Warrior provides a data driven marketing solution that collects multiple data points to provide a holistic view of a business's online reputation, listings, search results and more.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$0.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.58)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zeta Global
Zeta Global
Zeta Global Holdings Corp. is a leading data-driven, cloud-based marketing technology company that empowers enterprises to acquire, grow and retain customers more efficiently.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$458.34
EBITDA ($mm)
($198.60)
EBIT ($mm)
($244.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1434
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Ticker: ICLK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IClick Interactive Asia
iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited is an independent online marketing and enterprise data solutions provider that connects worldwide marketers with audiences in China. iClick's platform possesses omni-channel marketing capabilities and fulfils various marketing objectives.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$232.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.29
EBIT ($mm)
($5.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
884
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Ticker: LLNW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks, Inc. provides solutions that enable business and technology decision makers to profit from the shift of content and advertising to the online world, the explosive growth of mobile and connected devices, and the migration of IT applications and services into the cloud.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$217.63
EBITDA ($mm)
($9.23)
EBIT ($mm)
($33.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
556
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Ticker: BIT:AXEL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
axélero S.p.A.
axélero S.p.A.
axélero provides effective and innovative digital advertising and digital marketing solutions, tailor-made for small, medium and large enterprises and national and local institutions to gain greater visibility, useful contacts and concrete business results.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$51.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.31
EBIT ($mm)
$3.12
Net Income ($mm)
$1.49
Employees
21
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Ticker: OTCPK:PROM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Propel Media
Propel Media
Propel Media, Inc. is a performance digital media company bringing together video and display advertising across desktop, application and mobile screens to offer advertisers, applications, and web site publishers a robust full-service solution for today’s ever-changing digital landscape.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$300.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: JP:4751
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CyberAgent Inc.
CyberAgent Inc.
CyberAgent Inc. engages in Internet media and Internet advertising businesses. It also involves in the investment development business. They are currently expanding their business in the field of Internet, a leading industry of the 21st Century.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$141,111.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$21,121.00
EBIT ($mm)
$17,411.00
Net Income ($mm)
$8,523.00
Employees
2437
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Ticker: TSE:2433
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Group companies are committed to providing optimized solutions for advertisers, media companies and content holders in Japan and internationally. The company provides planning, production, marketing, public relations, and other services related to advertising in various media.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$6,667.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$677.71
EBIT ($mm)
$533.66
Net Income ($mm)
$411.02
Employees
25522
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Ticker: SZSE:300058
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus is one of the most recognized communications services groups originating in China. They provide a wide spectrum of marketing and brand management services across disciplines of Strategy, Digital, Advertising, Media, Social, PR, Design, Branding, CRM, Data, E-Commerce and Mobile solutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
$102.91
Net Income ($mm)
$75.66
Employees
5445
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Ticker: ENXTPA:IPS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ipsos S.A
Ipsos S.A
Ipsos ranks third in the global research industry. They have built a solid Group around a multi-specialist positioning – Media and advertising research; Marketing research; Client and employee relationship management; Opinion & social research; Mobile, Online, Offline data collection and delivery.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,361.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$297.73
EBIT ($mm)
$306.02
Net Income ($mm)
$208.09
Employees
17640
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Ticker: XTRA:GFK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GfK Group
GfK Group
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s long-standing data science experience.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,759.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$164.56
EBIT ($mm)
$84.18
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12926
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Ticker: LSE:SFOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S4 Capital LLC
S4 Capital LLC
Based in the UK, S4 Capital provides global, multi-national, regional, local clients and influencer-driven millennial brands with new age digital marketing services concentrated in three key areas initially.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$686.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.09
EBIT ($mm)
($42.37)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:APN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here, There & Everywhere
Here, There & Everywhere
Here, There & Everywhere (HT&E), formerly known as APN News & Media, is an Australian media company. HT&E operates radio, audio and digital businesses in Australia as well as outdoor assets in Hong Kong. Their businesses include the Australian Radio Network, Emotive, and Cody.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$649.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$106.64
EBIT ($mm)
$85.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5340
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Ticker: ENXTPA:LOCAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Solocal Group
Solocal Group
SoLocal Group, European leader in local online communication, reveals local know-how, and boosts local revenues of businesses. The Internet activities of the Group are structured around two business lines: Local Search and Digital Marketing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$619.64
EBITDA ($mm)
$175.52
EBIT ($mm)
$154.92
Net Income ($mm)
$51.18
Employees
2515
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Ticker: JASDAQ:213
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iREP Co., Ltd.
IREP Co., Ltd. provides marketing services in Japan. It operates in two segments, Internet Marketing and Senior Marketing. The Internet Marketing segment engages in the sales agency business of listing advertisements in Japan for Yahoo Japan Corporation and Google, Inc.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$505.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.18
EBIT ($mm)
$8.91
Net Income ($mm)
$5.31
Employees
352
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Ticker: SZSE:300071
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Group, a Chinese A-shares listed public company, is one of the biggest digital IMC groups in China. With a clear strategy of "Big Data, Big Content", Spearhead keeps on expanding its specialty and strengthening its competency through 5 main business units.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$477.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.48
EBIT ($mm)
$31.51
Net Income ($mm)
$18.83
Employees
1247
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Ticker: AIM:NFC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next 15
Next 15
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications.
year
2023
rev ($mm)
$470.06
EBITDA ($mm)
($41.61)
EBIT ($mm)
($70.37)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: 4293
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd.
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd. provides Internet advertising and media content businesses. The company offers Internet-based comprehensive marketing support services for corporate clients, including services marketing platforms for ad networks, cloud based CRM services and Web solutions.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$461.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.13
EBIT ($mm)
$16.27
Net Income ($mm)
$17.99
Employees
809
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brightcom Group
Brightcom Group
Brightcom Group consolidates Ad-tech, New Media and IoT based businesses across the globe, primarily in the digital eco-system. Clients include leading blue chip advertisers like Airtel, British Airways, Coca-Cola, Hyundai Motors, ICICI Bank, ITC, and more.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$438.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$135.53
EBIT ($mm)
$104.35
Net Income ($mm)
$78.41
Employees
463
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Ticker: DGIT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Generation, Inc.
Digital Generation, Inc.
Digital Generation, Inc. is the world's leading ad management and distribution platform. DG connects over 11,000 global advertisers and agencies with their targeted audiences through an expansive network of over 6,000 television broadcast stations and over 11,500 web publishers in 75 countries.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$385.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$103.07
EBIT ($mm)
$52.39
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:SLM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salmat Ltd.
Salmat Ltd.
Salmat is a leading Australian marketing services business. They partner with their clients to help them with the constant pressure of acquiring and servicing their customers, week-in, week-out. With media, digital and customer service capabilities, Salmat has the right solutions for their clients.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$333.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.46
EBIT ($mm)
$6.75
Net Income ($mm)
$3.26
Employees
3000
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