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closed 5/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Droga5 LLC

synopsis: Accenture Interactive, a company that helps leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey, has acquired Droga5, an independent advertising agency with offices in London and New York. They create communications and experiences that ignite business growth, with brand purpose at the core.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: Droga5 LLC
Droga5 is an independent agency with offices in London and New York. They create communications and experiences that ignite business growth, with brand purpose at the core. From integrated-marketing campaigns to business design, their work forges real connections with people and drives results.
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closed 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

JSAcreative merged with The Red Republic,

synopsis: JSAcreative has merged with The Red Republic, a leading consumer communications agency in Australia. JSAcreative is an independent full-service creative agency in Australia. JSAcreative creates engaging brand experiences and integrated campaigns to help their clients create and re-imagine their brands.
buyer parent: McCann Australia
buyer: The Red Republic
The Red Republic is a leading consumer communications agency in Australia. The Red Republic creates unique campaigns and brand solutions to help bring brands to life. The agency specialises in public relations, social media management, influencer management, events, brand activations, and more. "
target: JSAcreative
JSAcreative is an independent full-service creative agency in Australia. JSAcreative creates engaging brand experiences and integrated campaigns to help their clients create and re-imagine their brands. Their services include strategy, creative, brand, digital, and design.
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closed 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ruder Finn, Inc., acquired Osmosis Films

synopsis: Brooklyn-based Osmosis is a full-service creative strategy and production studio that specializes in film, animation and interactive media. In announcing the acquisition, Ruder Finn said adding the studio’s capabilities elevates the agency’s standing as a global video communications firm.
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: Osmosis Films
Osmosis excels at discovering, developing, and communicating narratives to the audiences businesses need to reach. Osmosis helps establish brands, grow business, communicate values, and share ideas that will change the world.
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closed 7/16/2020 via PR Web

The Abbi Agency, acquired Made by Chance

synopsis: The Abbi Agency, an integrated creative, digital and public relations agency, has acquired Made by Chance, a digital agency in the UK. Made by Chance provides website and app development, digital design, branding, marketing and an array of videography, illustration and animation services.
buyer: The Abbi Agency
The Abbi Agency is an integrated creative, digital and public relations agency. The Abbi Agency works extensively in the travel and tourism industry. The agency creates provocative brand communications that solve problems and build relationships. "
target: Made by Chance
Made by Chance is a digital agency in the UK. Made by Chance provides website and app development, digital design, branding, marketing and an array of videography, illustration and animation services.
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closed 7/8/2020 via PR Web

modop, acquired Sage Agency

synopsis: Mod Op, a marketing communications agency with offices across the U.S. and an office in Latin America, has acquired Kansas City-based integrated marketing communications firm Sage Communications. The acquisition expands the agency’s geographical presence in the Midwest while also adding a new Fortune 100 client.
buyer: modop
Mod Op is a full-service agency focused on using the right methods to help its clients capitalize on their opportunities. Mod Op services for both B2C and B2B markets include brand strategy, advertising, digital marketing, and public relations. "
target: Sage Agency
Sage is a creative marketing agency specializing in branding, strategy, advertising, PR, social media, events, and messaging. Sage is is a women-owned business and holds a Women’s Business Enterprise certificate in Missouri, Kansas City, and from the Women’s Business Exchange National Council.
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closed 7/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Richard Curtis, purchased Australian Operations from Future Brand

synopsis: Futurebrand Australia CEO Richard Curtis has acquired the company’s Australian operations from Interpublic Group. FutureBrand is the creative future company; a global brand and innovation company. Through traditional branding skills and foresight, they help companies create the future for their brands and businesses.
buyer: Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis is the CEO of FutureBrand, Australia, a global branding agency. "
seller parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
seller: Future Brand
The acquisition includes the Australian operations of Futurebrand. FutureBrand is the creative future company; a global brand and innovation company. Through traditional branding skills and foresight, they help companies create the future for their brands and businesses.
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closed 7/2/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Antlia Investments B.V., acquired Admoove Sweden AB

synopsis: AdUX, a French digital advertising and user experience specialist, has sold its Swedish subsidiary AdMoove Sweden AB to the Netherlands-based ANTLIA Investments B.V. AdMoove Sweden provides comprehensive digital solutions, including search engine advertising, website optimization, and graphic advertising online.
buyer: Antlia Investments B.V.
Antlia Investments B.V. is a holding company located in Schiphol-Rijk, Netherlands. "
target parent: AdUX
target: Admoove Sweden AB
Admoove Sweden, headquartered in Ljusdal, provides comprehensive digital solutions for companies with both national and local interests. Admoove's services include search engine advertising, website optimization, and graphic advertising online.
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announced 6/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

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

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

Monet + Associés, acquired Brainstorming Communication

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

Venetian Media Group, acquired Frontier Advertising

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

Branderz.asia merged with Axiata Digital Advertising,

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

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

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

Matchbook Creative, acquired MilesHerndon

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

The Dalton Agency merged with The Bradford Group,

synopsis: The Bradford Group, a Nashville-based public relations agency, has merged with the Dalton Agency to create Nashville’s fourth largest public relations and advertising agency as measured by revenue. The Dalton Agency's services range from branding and media strategy to public relations and social media content creation.
buyer: The Bradford Group
The Bradford Group is a PR/marketing firm based in Nashville, Tennessee that integrates public relations, inbound marketing, outbound marketing and social media. They create contagious conversations that build brands. "
target: The Dalton Agency
The Dalton Agency's services range from branding and media strategy to public relations and social media content creation. Through their experiential, interactive and corporate show production, the agency is able to create experiences online, offline & live.
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announced 3/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins, will purchase Marketing Division from Trigger Communications and Design

synopsis: Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins are to acquire the marketing division of Trigger Communications and Design, a Calgary-based advertising and communications agency, from President Larry Bannerman. Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins are the Managing Director and Creative Director of Trigger Communications and Design, respectively.
buyer: Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins
Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins are the Managing Director and Creative Director of Trigger Communications and Design, respectively. They are acquiring the marketing division of Trigger, an advertising and communications agency, from President, Larry Bannerman. They are based in Calgary, AB, Canada."
seller: Trigger Communications and Design
Trigger is a Calgary-based advertising and communications agency. Their marketing division focuses on website design, results-focused integrated marketing campaigns and innovative application development. Their financial communications division is a trusted regulatory reporting partner.
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closed 3/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Horizon Group of North America, acquired Cronin

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

Lambert & Co., acquired Fairly Painless Advertising

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

MMR Research Worldwide, acquired Together Agency

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

iSYNERGY, will acquire Ocean Nexus Sdn Bhd

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

Plankton Agency merged with Virtual Marketers,

synopsis: Plankton Agency has merged with Virtual Marketers, an on demand digital marketing agency in New Zealand. Plankton Agency is a full-service marketing agency in New Zealand that specialises in branding, design, web, SEO, video content, and social media.
buyer: Virtual Marketers
Virtual Marketers is an on demand digital marketing agency in New Zealand. Virtual Marketers provides stress-free and affordable marketing services. Their marketing services include digital advertising, content development, social media, PR, brand and design, email, and more. "
target: Plankton Agency
Plankton Agency is a full-service marketing agency in New Zealand. Plankton specialises in branding, design, web, SEO, video content, and social media. Plankton works with their clients on every step of the marketing process to help them plan, deploy and then measure their success.
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closed 5/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Droga5 LLC

synopsis: Accenture Interactive, a company that helps leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey, has acquired Droga5, an independent advertising agency with offices in London and New York. They create communications and experiences that ignite business growth, with brand purpose at the core.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: Droga5 LLC
Droga5 is an independent agency with offices in London and New York. They create communications and experiences that ignite business growth, with brand purpose at the core. From integrated-marketing campaigns to business design, their work forges real connections with people and drives results.
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closed 10/31/2019 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Bow & Arrow

synopsis: Accenture Interactive has acquired Bow & Arrow, a U.K.- based digital ventures consultancy that helps clients identify and create new digital products and services that fulfil unmet customer needs.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: Bow & Arrow
Bow & Arrow is a U.K.- based digital ventures consultancy that helps clients identify and create new digital products and services that fulfill unmet customer needs. They are based in London.
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closed 11/14/2019 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Sutter Mills

synopsis: Accenture has acquired Sutter Mills through Accenture Interactive. Sutter Mills is a French firm that specializes in developing and executing data-driven marketing strategies for clients. Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: Sutter Mills
Sutter Mills is an independent digital consulting platform, advising global organisations in thinking and implementing the digital age, with a specific focus on unleashing the potential of technology and enabling better customer knowledge and user experience and marketing RoI.
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closed 6/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Accenture Interactive, acquired PXP/X GmbH

synopsis: Accenture Interactive, a company that helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences, has acquired PXP/X GmbH, the first digital agency in Autria that invests, builds, and designs groundbreaking brand experiences in the areas of digital marketing and design.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: PXP/X GmbH
PXP/X GmbH is the first digital agency in Autria that invests, builds, and designs groundbreaking brand experiences in the areas of digital marketing and design. They are responsible partners for brands that are taking the next step in digital transformation.
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closed 4/8/2019 via Company Press Release

Accenture Interactive, acquired Shackleton Group

synopsis: Accenture Interactive, a company that helps leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey, has acquired Shackleton, a Spanish brand communications agency. Shackleton delivers brand-building campaigns that combine award-winning creative work with a dedicated focus on digital customer engagement.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: Shackleton Group
Shackleton is a Spanish brand communications agency. Shackleton delivers brand-building campaigns that combine award-winning creative work with a dedicated focus on digital customer engagement. Shackleton creates advertising campaigns and digital content for clients across various industries.
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closed 5/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Droga5 LLC

synopsis: Accenture Interactive, a company that helps leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey, has acquired Droga5, an independent advertising agency with offices in London and New York. They create communications and experiences that ignite business growth, with brand purpose at the core.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: Droga5 LLC
Droga5 is an independent agency with offices in London and New York. They create communications and experiences that ignite business growth, with brand purpose at the core. From integrated-marketing campaigns to business design, their work forges real connections with people and drives results.
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closed 3/15/2019 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Storm Digital

synopsis: Accenture Interactive has acquired Storm Digital, a full service digital marketing agency specializing in search, social and programmatic advertising services that transforms customer experiences through strategic, technological, analytical and creative solutions.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: Storm Digital
Storm Digital is a full service digital marketing agency specializing in search, social and programmatic advertising services that transforms customer experiences through strategic, technological, analytical and creative solutions. They are based in the Netherlands.
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closed 3/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Hjaltelin Stahl

synopsis: Accenture has completed the acquisition of Hjaltelin Stahl, a leading Danish creative agency, known for its ability to create unique and consistent cross-media experiences for its clients. They will become part of Accenture Interactive.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: Hjaltelin Stahl
Hjaltelin Stahl, founded in 2003, is one of Denmark’s largest independent agencies by revenue. They specialize in Digital, Dialogue, Social and Advertising.
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closed 11/12/2018 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Kaplan Sweden

synopsis: Accenture Interactive has acquired Stockholm-based Kaplan, a provider of data-driven customer relationship management services, that transforms customer experiences through strategic, analytical, technology, and creative solutions.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: Kaplan Sweden
Founded in 1987, Kaplan specializes in the creation and operation of marketing technology platforms and touchpoints, from marketing automation processes and customer relationship communications, to advanced analytics and strategic frameworks. Kaplan is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
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closed 11/30/2018 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Kolle Rebbe

synopsis: Accenture has completed its acquisition of Kolle Rebbe, one of Germany’s leading creative agencies, known for its digital-first approach. The Hamburg-based agency will become part of Accenture Interactive, a company that helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: Kolle Rebbe
Based in Germany, Kolle Rebbe, is an independent, top creative agencies. They conduct business with entrepreneurial intelligence - capitalizing on their cooperative, interdisciplinary approach and transcending boundaries of culture and media.
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closed 10/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired New Content

synopsis: Accenture has acquired New Content, an independent Brazilian content marketing agency, to strengthen its customer experience services provided through Accenture Interactive. Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: New Content
New Content is an independent Brazilian content marketing agency. Sao Paulo-based New Content has grown into one of the most significant content marketing agencies in Brazil, with more than 200 professionals.
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closed 7/31/2018 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired HO Communication

synopsis: Accenture, through Accenture Interactive, has completed the acquisition of Shanghai-based HO Communication, a full-service digital marketing agency in China with a strong portfolio of local and multinational clients.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: HO Communication
With offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu and Nanjing, HO Communication is one of the leading independent, digital integrated marketing agencies in China focused on omni-channel brand experiences and customer engagement.
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closed 5/7/2018 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Meredith Xcelerated Marketing

synopsis: Accenture, through Accenture Interactive, has entered into an agreement to acquire New York-based digital agency, Meredith Xcelerated Marketing (MXM), a content-focused leader in integrated marketing, cross-channel strategy development and creative execution.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Meredith Xcelerated Marketing
Meredith Xcelerated Marketing (MXM) is a New York-based digital agency and a content-focused leader in integrated marketing, cross-channel strategy development and creative execution.
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closed 2/19/2018 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Mackevision

synopsis: Accenture has completed the acquisition of Germany-based Mackevision, a global producer of 3D-enabled and immersive product content. The acquisition will add visualization capabilities to Accenture Interactive’s digital services portfolio – strengthening its ability to create customer experiences & industrial, extended reality applications.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: Mackevision
Mackevision is a global market leader in Computer Generated Imagery (CGI). They design and produce high-end 3D visualizations, animations and visual effects (VFX) for images, films and interactive applications. In addition they develop technological solutions for generating images.
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closed 2/1/2018 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Rothco

synopsis: Accenture Interactive has completed the acquisition of Rothco, an international award-winning creative agency. It strategically plans, designs and produces powerful communications campaigns across Europe for iconic brands.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands drive superior marketing performance across the full multichannel customer experience. Accenture Interactive offers integrated, industrialized and industry-driven digital transformation and marketing solutions. "
target: Rothco
Rothco is an international award-winning creative agency. It strategically plans, designs and produces powerful communications campaigns across Europe for iconic brands.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/8/2018 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Altima SAS

synopsis: Accenture Interactive has completed the acquisition of Altima, a leading independent European digital agency specialized in e-commerce activity, headquartered in France and with offices in China, Canada and the United States.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands drive superior marketing performance across the full multichannel customer experience. Accenture Interactive offers integrated, industrialized and industry-driven digital transformation and marketing solutions. "
target: Altima SAS
Altima is a leading independent European digital agency specialized in e-commerce activity. They work in strategy, design, user experience, SEO, analytics, search, e-marketing, CRM, operations and hosting.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 8/9/2017 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Wire Stone

synopsis: Accenture Interactive, a company that helps the world’s leading brands drive superior marketing performance across the full multichannel customer experience, has acquired Wire Stone, a creative marketing agency that brings together technology and creativity to create better customer experiences and digital marketing solutions.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands drive superior marketing performance across the full multichannel customer experience. Accenture Interactive offers integrated, industrialized and industry-driven digital transformation and marketing solutions. "
target: Wire Stone
Wire Stone is a creative agency dedicated to bringing customer-focused marketing experiences to life through a collaborative culture of strategy, design, and technology.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/12/2017 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Clearhead

synopsis: Accenture has acquired Clearhead, the digital optimization company, based in Austin, Texas, to strengthen the personalization services of Accenture Interactive. With a team of more than 70 people, Clearhead enables brands to achieve business outcomes through optimizing key digital marketing, merchandising, sales, and service experiences.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands drive superior marketing performance across the full multichannel customer experience. Accenture Interactive offers integrated, industrialized and industry-driven digital transformation and marketing solutions. "
target: Clearhead
With a team of more than 70 people, Clearhead enables brands to achieve business outcomes through optimizing key digital marketing, merchandising, sales, and service experiences.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/15/2017 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Media Hive

synopsis: Accenture Interactive, part of Accenture, has acquired Media Hive, an e-commerce solutions provider with expertise in cross-channel commerce strategy, custom application development, and the creation of innovative retail experiences for any device.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands drive superior marketing performance across the full multichannel customer experience. Accenture Interactive offers integrated, industrialized and industry-driven digital transformation and marketing solutions. "
target: Media Hive
Media Hive is an e-commerce solutions provider with expertise in cross-channel commerce strategy, custom application development, and the creation of innovative retail experiences for any device.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/7/2017 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired The Monkeys and Maud

synopsis: Accenture, a leading global professional services company, has acquired creative agency The Monkeys and design business, Maud. The Monkeys creates provocative ideas that thrive at the intersection of advertising, entertainment, technology and design. Maud creates effective design that builds brands and businesses.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands drive superior marketing performance across the full multichannel customer experience. Accenture Interactive offers integrated, industrialized and industry-driven digital transformation and marketing solutions. "
target: The Monkeys and Maud
The Monkeys creates provocative ideas that thrive at the intersection of advertising, entertainment, technology and design. Their team of 130 employees have created brand campaigns such as Telstra’s: Thrive On. Maud creates effective design that builds brands and businesses.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/20/2017 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Kunstmaan

synopsis: Accenture, a leading global professional services company has acquired Kunstmaan. Kunstmaan makes brands stronger combining smart communication, sharp design, innovative technology and delightful customer experiences. Their services include brand strategy, creative and marketing services, content creation, and digital development.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands drive superior marketing performance across the full multichannel customer experience. Accenture Interactive offers integrated, industrialized and industry-driven digital transformation and marketing solutions. "
target: Kunstmaan
Kunstmaan is known for creating impactful customer experiences for leading Belgian companies and brands, both online and off. Kunstmaan’s capabilities include brand strategy, creative and marketing services, content creation, and digital development.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Digital Echidna will be merged with Northern Commerce,

synopsis: Canadian web design and digital agency Digital Echidna will merge with Ontario-based Northern Commerce. The two firms offer distinct capabilities and services which have delivered scalable growth and award-winning digital performance for some of North America’s most recognized organizations in retail, healthcare, and education.
buyer: Northern Commerce
Ontario-based Northern Commerce is a full-service digital agency that specializes in building high-performance omni-channel retail experiences. Using a data-driven approach, Northern creates immersive digital experiences that guide consumers through their purchase journey. "
target: Digital Echidna
Canada-based Digital Echidna is a web design and digital agency that focuses on developing digital experiences and large-scale websites on the Drupal content management system. It has a strong presence in the educational, health, government, and public sector markets.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

JP Digital will be merged with NerdBrand,

synopsis: NerdBrand, a branding, web design and advertising agency, has entered a definitive merger agreement with fellow Louisville marketing agency, JP Digital, which specializes in digital marketing, content marketing, SEO, social media marketing, email marketing, and more.
buyer: NerdBrand
NerdBrand is a branding agency based out of Louisville, KY that specializes in brand identity and strategy. They also offer web design, content development and SEO services, as well as digital marketing and advertising services. "
target: JP Digital
JP Digital is a digital marketing agency based in Louisville, KY. They specialize in digital marketing, content marketing, SEO, social media marketing, email marketing, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

JSAcreative merged with The Red Republic,

synopsis: JSAcreative has merged with The Red Republic, a leading consumer communications agency in Australia. JSAcreative is an independent full-service creative agency in Australia. JSAcreative creates engaging brand experiences and integrated campaigns to help their clients create and re-imagine their brands.
buyer parent: McCann Australia
buyer: The Red Republic
The Red Republic is a leading consumer communications agency in Australia. The Red Republic creates unique campaigns and brand solutions to help bring brands to life. The agency specialises in public relations, social media management, influencer management, events, brand activations, and more. "
target: JSAcreative
JSAcreative is an independent full-service creative agency in Australia. JSAcreative creates engaging brand experiences and integrated campaigns to help their clients create and re-imagine their brands. Their services include strategy, creative, brand, digital, and design.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Eon Digital Labs merged with Rapid Click Pty Ltd,

synopsis: Australia-based Eon Digital Labs are very pleased to announce the merger with Victorian-based digital advertising agency, Rapid Click. Eon Digital Labs is a digital agency that brings more than 30 years combined experience in the online arena.
buyer: Rapid Click Pty Ltd
Based in Australia, Rapid Click helps companies utilise the best ideas, methodologies and technologies to maximise their online presence and grow their business, through website design and redesign, SEO, email marketing, online advertising and application development. "
target: Eon Digital Labs
Eon Digital Labs is a digital agency that brings more than 30 years combined experience in the online arena. Eon Digital Labs can combine a content management system, e-commerce, databases, mobile apps and email marketing, and effectively use analytics to measure the success of digital strategy.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

P4 Group Pty Ltd, acquired Ruby Communications Pty Ltd

synopsis: P4 Group has acquired Ruby Communications, bolstering the company's service offering across public relations, digital, creative, marketing, communications and stakeholder engagements. The two firms are Queensland's award-winning communications consultancies.
buyer: P4 Group Pty Ltd
With offices in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, the dynamic marketing and communications powerhouse bolsters P4 Group’s service offering across public relations, digital, creative, marketing, communications and stakeholder engagement. "
target: Ruby Communications Pty Ltd
In a world that is dominated by content, brands can only achieve influence by engaging audiences in a more powerful way. Ruby Communications believes in making an impact. The specialists at their company believe in creativity, planning, collaboration and insight-led ideas.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: The Channel Islands Media Group (CIMG) has agreed to acquire creative digital agency TPA Guernsey Ltd., a leading marketing and creative digital agency in the Channel Islands. The acquisition of TPA is a strategic purchase that will both expand CIMG’s service offering and enable the digital transformation of the Guernsey Press.
buyer parent: MXC Capital
buyer: The Channel Islands Media Group Limited
The Channel Island Media Group, a joint venture between Bailiwick Investments Ltd and MXC Guernsey Ltd, was formed with the ambition of creating a one-stop solution for the marketing, content, and digital needs of Channel Islands businesses. "
target: TPA Guernsey Ltd.
TPA is a leading marketing and creative digital agency in the Channel Islands. The company combines strategic excellence, creative, and digital expertise to deliver business-changing results for its clients.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Neosperience, will acquire Workup srl

synopsis: Neosperience, an Italian leader in digital customer experience solutions, will acquire a 51% stake in Workup Srl, an Italian provider of web design, software development, and digital marketing services. Workup works with their clients to drive up their business growth. They offer services for e-commerce, social media marketing, SEO, and more.
buyer: Neosperience (BIT:NSP:$18.07)
Neosperience is an Italian leader in digital customer experience solutions. Neosperience helps organizations engage, understand and grow their customer base. Their Neosperience Cloud platform enables businesses to deliver relevant experiences that drive loyalty and increase value. "
target: Workup srl
Workup is an Italian provider of web design, software development, and digital marketing services. Workup works with their clients to drive up their business growth. They offer services for e-commerce, content and social media marketing, SEO, email marketing, and more.
price ($mm)
$1.23*
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

MSQ Partners Limited, will acquire Be Heard Group plc

synopsis: MSQ Partners, a group of six creative agencies, has agreed a deal to buy smaller rival Be Heard Partnership, a digital marketing group at the intersection of marketing, technology and e-commerce. Their vision is to build an agile interconnected group focused on helping clients maximize their return on investment from digital marketing.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: MSQ Partners Limited
MSQ is a group of six creative agencies working for many of the world's leading and emerging brands. Their agencies span advertising (The Gate), public relations (Smarts), direct and digital marketing (Stack, twentysix), design, brand strategy (Holmes & Marchant) and B2B (Stein IAS). "
target: Be Heard Group plc (AIM:BHRD:$69.14)
Be Heard Group plc is a digital marketing group at the intersection of marketing, technology and e-commerce. Their vision is to build an agile interconnected group focused on helping clients maximize their return on investment from digital marketing.
price ($mm)[EV]
$6.14 [$13.97]*
rev ($mm)
$69
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ponderosa Agency Limited, acquired Marvellous Agency

synopsis: Leeds-based marketing agency Ponderosa has acquired eCommerce specialist Marvellous and merged with sister agency Grapple. Headquartered in Leeds, Marvellous is a digital marketing agency, specialising in design, web development, content, branding, and strategy. The acquisition allows Ponderosa to offer new services to its existing client base.
buyer: Ponderosa Agency Limited
Ponderosa is a full-service brand communications agency headquartered in Leeds. The company creates award-winning advertising and marketing campaigns for brands across all markets, blending strategic thinking, digital innovation, and inspiring ideas. "
target: Marvellous Agency
Marvellous is a digital marketing agency, specialising in design, web development, content, branding, and strategy. Based in Leeds, Marvellous' designers, developers, and marketers keep up-to-date with the latest eCommerce platforms, trends, technologies, and techniques to make campaigns successful.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Jörn Langensiepen, Iris Heilmann and Susanne Hoffmann, who have jointly headed Palmer Hargreaves Germany since 2013, have acquired the Palmer Hargreaves group, together with the investment company S-UBG Gruppe AG. Palmer Hargreaves is an owner-managed agency group for marketing and communication with locations in Germany, England and more.
buyer: S-UBG Gruppe AG
S-UBG Gruppe AG has been the leading provider of venture capital in the region of Aachen, Krefeld and Mönchengladbach (Germany) for 30 years and offer equity financing opportunities to enterprises with a strong growth potential. "
target: Palmer Hargreaves (UK) Limited
Palmer Hargreaves is an owner-managed agency group for marketing and communication. Around 180 employees work at four locations in Germany, England, Russia and China. They combine a wide range of services - strategy, content, creative and digital - with deep industry expertise.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

E3 S.r.l, will acquire Conversion S.r.l.

synopsis: DigiTouch, a company specialized in cloud marketing and digital transformation, through its subsidiary E3, will acquire the Conversion-Nextmove group, operating in Italy in omnichannel marketing and in the digital interfaces market. The new company name will be ConversionE3, the result of the transfer and subsequent merger into E3.
buyer parent: DigiTouch
buyer: E3 S.r.l
For almost 20 years E3 S.r.l. has supported their customers from the strategic planning phase to the creation and management of innovative and effective digital engagement projects, with particular attention to the opportunities offered by social networks. They are a part of DigiTouch group. "
target: Conversion S.r.l.
Conversion is the first Italian omnichannel agency and together with NextMove their creativity is enriched in technology. Brands rely on its approach, which enhances every single touchpoint of communication in omnichannel projects capable of obtaining a high conversion rate for consumers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Thinkingbox, acquired Antisocial Media Solutions

synopsis: Thinkingbox, a Canadian interactive production studio, has acquired AntiSocial Solutions, a full-service web and digital marketing agency based in Vancouver. AntiSocial Solutions provides a wide range of branding services, including content & advertising strategy, social media marketing, photography, video production, and more.
buyer: Thinkingbox
Thinkingbox is a leading creative and digital production studio based in Vancouver. With expertise in creative design, digital development, VR stories, and experiential campaigns, the studio delivers award-winning work to a roster of global agencies and brands. "
target: Antisocial Media Solutions
AntiSocial Solutions is a full-service web and digital marketing agency based in Vancouver. AntiSocial Solutions provides a wide range of branding services, including content & advertising strategy, social media marketing, photography, video production, website development, consulting, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Farmaè, acquired Valnan Communications

synopsis: Farmaè, a health and wellness retailer in Italy, has acquired Valnan, a communications agency in Italy. Valnan combines traditional marketing and communication skills with advanced know-how in the digital field to help their clients better promote their business. The company specializes in digital consulting, digital advertising, and eCommerce.
buyer: Farmaè (BIT:FAR:$33.78)
Farmaè is a health and wellness retailer in Italy. Farmaè offers over 37,000 products in 10 different categories through their stores and websites. The group operates 8 health and wellness stores and 1 beauty store in Italy. Their products include pharmaceuticals, supplements, cosmetics, and more. "
target: Valnan Communications
Valnan is a communications agency in Italy. Valnan combines traditional marketing and communication skills with advanced know-how in the digital field to help their clients better promote their business. The company specializes in digital consulting, digital advertising, digital tech, and eCommerce.
price ($mm)
$1.31
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
12.0x
closed 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Impulse Screen Media, acquired iNC Digital Media

synopsis: Impulse Screen Media, a technology company delivering cross screen marketing opportunities for brands, has acquired iNC Digital Media, the essential digital media partner for traditional advertisers. iNC Digital Media creates high performing digital marketing campaigns for their clients.
buyer: Impulse Screen Media
Based in Sydney, Impulse Screen Media (ISM) is a technology company delivering cross screen marketing opportunities for brands. ISM has built a unique technology platform that captures real-time data from television broadcasts, allowing brands and agencies to optimize digital media buying. "
target parent: Here, There & Everywhere
target: iNC Digital Media
Based in Australia, iNC Digital Media is the essential digital media partner for traditional advertisers. They are a team of like-minded marketing professionals specifically available to create high performing digital marketing campaigns for their clients.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/6/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Highwire PR, acquired Wonderscript

synopsis: Highwire PR, a modern communications agency with roots in journalism and technology, has acquired Wondscript, a digital communications consultancy. The acquisition of Wonderscript will help Highwire grow its digital offerings by building new services and expanding client engagements.
buyer: Highwire PR
Highwire is a modern public relations agency designed for disruptive companies. Highwire serves the spectrum of technology clients, including enterprise and B2B technology, security, healthcare technology, and frontier technologies like AI, robotics, quantum, and more. "
target: Wonderscript
Wonderscript is a digital communications consultancy. The company provides scalable workshops as well as coaching and guidance sessions to help re-engineer PR and communications teams to use digital to get better results, faster.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins, will purchase Marketing Division from Trigger Communications and Design

synopsis: Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins are to acquire the marketing division of Trigger Communications and Design, a Calgary-based advertising and communications agency, from President Larry Bannerman. Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins are the Managing Director and Creative Director of Trigger Communications and Design, respectively.
buyer: Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins
Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins are the Managing Director and Creative Director of Trigger Communications and Design, respectively. They are acquiring the marketing division of Trigger, an advertising and communications agency, from President, Larry Bannerman. They are based in Calgary, AB, Canada."
seller: Trigger Communications and Design
Trigger is a Calgary-based advertising and communications agency. Their marketing division focuses on website design, results-focused integrated marketing campaigns and innovative application development. Their financial communications division is a trusted regulatory reporting partner.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

PrimeSoft, acquired iGenero

synopsis: PrimeSoft, an IT services firm specializing in product development, has acquired iGenero, a web and digital media agency in India. iGenero designs transformative products that enable businesses to thrive in the modern digital economy. They specialize in mobile and web engineering, content management systems, integrated marketing, and more.
buyer: PrimeSoft
PrimeSoft is an IT services firm specializing in product development. PrimeSoft offers product development, cloud, quality assurance and consulting services to clients from venture funded startups to publicly traded companies in E-Commerce, Healthcare, Networking, Telecom and Banking. "
target: iGenero
iGenero is a web and digital media agency in India. iGenero designs and delivers transformative products that drive change and enable businesses to thrive in the modern digital economy. They specialize in mobile and web engineering, content management systems, integrated marketing, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Defiance, acquired The Refinery Haus

synopsis: Defiance Ventures, a venture builder focused on B2B enterprise technology companies, has acquired The Refinery Haus, a leading full-service digital agency that specializes in customer acquisition and experience.
buyer: Defiance
Defiance Ventures is a venture builder focused on B2B enterprise technology companies. It combines capital and early stage investment expertise with real world capabilities spanning marketing, branding, sales, application development, and cloud architecture. "
target: The Refinery Haus
The Refinery Haus is a leading full-service digital agency that specializes in customer acquisition and experience. The Refinery Haus believes that astounding digital experiences deliver better results
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc. is one of the leading global media and entertainment companies. The company specializes in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, social, live events, on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,338.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,574.81
EBIT ($mm)
$1,081.98
Net Income ($mm)
$100.70
Employees
18300
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Ticker: ENXTPA:DEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JCDecaux
JCDecaux
JCDecaux SA is the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide. The inventor of the “street furniture” concept, JCDecaux is the only company worldwide to focus exclusively on outdoor advertising and develop activities in all three segments: street furniture, transport advertising and billboard.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3,548.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$601.61
EBIT ($mm)
$296.37
Net Income ($mm)
$226.10
Employees
11772
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Ticker: CCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, reaching people in more than 30 countries across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,683.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$567.53
EBIT ($mm)
$258.20
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5900
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Ticker: DB:SAX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ströer Media
Ströer Media
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,814.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$355.43
EBIT ($mm)
$192.91
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12514
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Ticker: LAMR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lamar Advertising Co.
Lamar Advertising Co.
Lamar Advertising Company is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in North America. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of billboard, interstate logo and transit advertising formats, helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,650.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$709.29
EBIT ($mm)
$479.37
Net Income ($mm)
$341.43
Employees
0
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Ticker: ASX:APN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited is a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand. APN publishes almost 20 daily and more than 80 non-daily newspapers, as well as over 50 websites, mobile sites and apps across Australia and New Zealand.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$649.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$106.64
EBIT ($mm)
$85.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5340
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Ticker: BSE:532705
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd is India's leading media and communications group with its interests spanning across Print, OOH, Activations, Digital, covers all of India as its footprint – and is arguably amongst one of the largest media conglomerates in the country.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$348.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$88.06
EBIT ($mm)
$70.95
Net Income ($mm)
$48.45
Employees
3019
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Ticker: TSE:2461
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F@N Communications Inc.
F@N Communications is an internet marketing company based in Japan. They own and operate several of Japan's largest advertising networks. F@N is currently one of the leading advertising companies in Japan and offers a variety of solutions to help advertisers reach their target audience.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$339.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.35
EBIT ($mm)
$52.56
Net Income ($mm)
$36.14
Employees
341
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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: 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: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
2019
rev ($mm)
$651.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$212.56
EBIT ($mm)
$133.38
Net Income ($mm)
$35.80
Employees
3159
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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: 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: 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
2020
rev ($mm)
$388.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$51.59
EBIT ($mm)
$30.53
Net Income ($mm)
$2.93
Employees
2183
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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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Ticker: BSE:532368
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited has evolved from one of the first search engines on the web into a digital media powerhouse with three major divisions: LYCOS Media, LYCOS Advertising, and LYCOS Life (consumer products division). The company employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$325.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$91.06
EBIT ($mm)
$88.24
Net Income ($mm)
$58.21
Employees
1000
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Ticker: TSE:6553
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SoldOut
SoldOut
SoldOut is a digital marketing company that works to increase the sales of small and medium-sized venture companies in Japan. They refine and pursue marketing techniques without compromise in order to contribute to the success of online businesses of small and medium-sized and venture companies.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$183.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.82
EBIT ($mm)
$6.72
Net Income ($mm)
$3.49
Employees
255
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Ticker: DLGEF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Garage Inc.
Digital Garage produces innovative contexts for the age of the internet by combining three crucial technologies, namely Information Technology, Marketing Technology and Financial Technology. Their core competence is in the integration of the unique areas of specialization in these technologies.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$171.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$23.20
EBIT ($mm)
$18.65
Net Income ($mm)
$24.22
Employees
376
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Ticker: ENXTPA:HOP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hopscotch Global PR Group
Hopscotch Global PR Group
Hopscotch is a Paris-based communication consulting group that creates sustainable relationships between audiences and brands. Hopscotch specializes in PR, event marketing, and digital marketing. Hopscotch helps brands manage their reputation, engage their audiences, and generate more sales.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$164.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.56
EBIT ($mm)
$3.74
Net Income ($mm)
$3.30
Employees
313
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALNBT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetBooster Group
NetBooster Group
NetBooster is a leading independent European agency in digital performance marketing that makes its comprehensive expertise of digital marketing available to its clients to achieve the best possible performance for their investments.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$155.67
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.43
EBIT ($mm)
$4.88
Net Income ($mm)
$0.42
Employees
571
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Ticker: AIM:INTQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ is one of the world's most successful Mobile, Social & APP-based service providers. Their disruptive mobile marketing, rich media and advertising platforms enable clients to profitably engage with the emerging social entertainment ecosystem.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$151.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.25
EBIT ($mm)
$12.92
Net Income ($mm)
$11.84
Employees
155
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