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closed 5/14/2019 via PR Newswire

Mass Luminosity, acquired Wheelhouse Marketing and PR

synopsis: Mass Luminosity, a Dallas-based research, technology and experiential company, announces its acquisition of Fort Worth, TX based Wheelhouse Marketing and PR. Wheelhouse's core disciplines include: public relations campaigns, marketing initiatives, sales programs that are fully supported by inventive collaborations, and printing and design.
buyer: Mass Luminosity
Mass Luminosity is a research, technology and experiential company that integrates brands and people in a unique and powerful way. Its mission statement is the defragmentation and enhancement of the human experience. "
target: Wheelhouse Marketing and PR
Wheelhouse Marketing & PR connects brands and unique entertainment properties by creating partnerships that initiate win-win platforms. From PR campaigns, to marketing initiatives and sales programs, Wheelhouse takes a distinctive approach to manifesting a message that speaks to the consumer.
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closed 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Altar Group, acquired Ginger PR Ltd

synopsis: Dundee-based design and digital group ALTAR Group has acquired Ginger PR, a boutique PR agency in the UK. The acquisition of Ginger PR significantly enhances the ALTAR Group's content creation and marketing output and allows the company to offer the perfect mix of on and offline marketing activity.
buyer: Altar Group
UK-based ALTAR Group is a Marketing led suite of Design, Digital, Research, and Communications Consultancies. Comprising four specialist agencies, ALTAR takes a collaborative approach to every project brief and client relationship resulting in deliverables that generate tangible business results. "
target: Ginger PR Ltd
UK-based Ginger is a boutique PR agency with a proven track record at raising the profile of its clients. Ginger provides a variety of services for its clients, including media relations (press, online articles, radio interviews), graphic and web design, social media management, and copywriting.
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closed 8/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Power Digital Marketing, acquired Covet Public Relations Inc.

synopsis: Power Digital announced its partnership with Covet Public Relations, Inc. (“Covet PR”), a national public relations firm specializing in consumer brands across food, beverage, beauty and wellness. Power Digital’s acquisition of Covet PR welcomes a new breed of storytelling to media relations and cross-channel marketing.
buyer parent: Periscope Equity
buyer: Power Digital Marketing
Power Digital is nationally acclaimed for its robust service offerings, proprietary technology and progressive approach to culture and team building. The company has been featured annually for the past three years in Inc.’s 5000 fastest-growing, privately-held companies in the U.S. "
target: Covet Public Relations Inc.
Covet PR is a national public relations firm devoted to food, beverage, beauty and lifestyle brands in the consumer space. They work with companies that are pushing boundaries, setting new standards and innovating the wellness industry.
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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.
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closed 5/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Bignon De Keyser Paris, acquired Eliott & Markus

synopsis: Bignon De Keyser France, a strategy consulting firm dedicated to the legal professions, has acquired Eliott & Markus, specializing in influence and brand consulting for consulting firms. The objective of the operation is to strengthen the synergies between two historic players in the French legal market.
buyer: Bignon De Keyser Paris
Bignon De Keyser is dedicated to helping players in the legal industry achieve lasting success. They do this by helping them to envisage the future, improve their organization. Allowing them thereby to respond to their clients’ needs and to anticipate trends. "
target: Eliott & Markus
From brand enhancement to enhancement of expertise, Eliott & Markus has structured integrated and agile support, at the crossroads of influence and branding. It offers the most complete marketing and communication skills platform on the French market.
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closed 4/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gen-G, acquired Gootenberg SAS

synopsis: Gen-G, a communications and public relations consultancy agency founded in 2012 by Laurence Gabriel, acquired the Gootenberg agency. Gootenberg is a new generation PR agency based in France that integrates the practice of social media in a single approach to global communication.
buyer: Gen-G
Based in France and created in 2012 by Laurence Gabriel, Gen-G helps companies of all sizes in the development and the management of their images, especially with the media. The agency gives advice on communication and public relations, developing a strategic and operational approach. "
target: Gootenberg SAS
Gootenberg is a new generation PR agency based in France. Gootenberg integrates the practice of social media in a single approach to global communication. It operates on the B2B and B2C markets on behalf of companies sharing the vision of dialogued communication with stakeholders.
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closed 4/7/2020 via BusinessWire

The Dalton Agency merged with The Bradford Group,

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

Horizon Group of North America, acquired Cronin

synopsis: Southport marketing agency Horizon Group of North America has acquired Glastonbury digital-marketing firm Cronin and its visual content production company, Off Leash Studios. The three firms have combined to create a new organization called Cronin Group Holdings, but each will continue operating under their current names.
buyer: Horizon Group of North America
Horizon Group of North America is an insight-driven consumer and retail transformation expert. Horizon Group has successfully grown brands, started and scaled companies, led change, developed innovation, built business development partnerships, and optimized communications. "
target: Cronin
Based in Glastonbury, Cronin is a digitally driven, results-focused marketing agency. The agency’s capabilities include strategy and analytics; advertising; content development; media planning, buying and optimization; digital services; public relations; social media; direct marketing; and research.
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closed 3/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

Nerio Communications merged with CRE8IVE,

synopsis: Nerio Communications has merged with CRE8IVE, a leading creative agency in Australia. Nerio Communications is a strategic marketing agency in Australia. Nerio helps businesses to establish meaningful relationships with their audience. Their capabilities include marketing and communications strategy, digital, media planning, events, PR, and more.
buyer: CRE8IVE
CRE8IVE is a leading creative agency in Australia. CRE8IVE specializes in branding, campaign development and the development of websites. CRE8IVE utilizes clever strategy, considered design and innovative technologies to help businesses tell compelling stories to reach their audience. "
target: Nerio Communications
Nerio Communications is a strategic marketing agency in Australia. Nerio helps businesses to establish meaningful and long-term relationships with their audience. Their capabilities include marketing and communications strategy, digital, media planning, events, PR, content creation, and more.
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closed 2/20/2020 via Company Press Release

SKDKnickerbocker, acquired Sloane & Company

synopsis: The nation’s leading public affairs firm, SKDKnickerbocker, has acquired Sloane & Company, an industry-leading corporate and financial communications firm. Through the combination, the wide breadth of services available to clients will include corporate positioning and media relations, public affairs, political campaigns, M&A support, and more.
buyer parent: Stagwell Group
buyer: SKDKnickerbocker
SKDKnickerbocker (SKDK) is a top national communications and political consulting firm bringing unparalleled strategic communications experience to Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, philanthropic organizations, and labor unions, as well as political committees and candidates. "
target parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
target: Sloane & Company
Sloane & Company is an industry-leading strategic communications firm focused on Corporate Communications, Media Relations, Investor Relations, Crisis Communications and Issue Management, Shareholder Activism and Proxy Contests, Transaction Support, and Public Affairs.
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closed 2/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Teneo, Inc., acquired Bridge PR

synopsis: Teneo, the global CEO advisory firm, announced the acquisition of Bridge PR, a proven and specialist PR and content development agency engaged in building and managing reputation through all media platforms for a wide range of businesses and organisations operating across a range of sectors at national and regional level.
buyer: Teneo, Inc.
Teneo is a global CEO advisory firm. Teneo works exclusively with the CEOs and senior executives of the world’s leading companies, Teneo provides strategic counsel across their full range of key objectives and issues. "
target: Bridge PR
Based in Ireland, Bridge PR is a proven and specialist PR and content development agency engaged in building and managing reputation through all media platforms for a wide range of businesses and organisations operating across a range of sectors at national and regional level.
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announced 2/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

French/West/Vaughan, will acquire CGPR

synopsis: French West Vaughan, a nationally recognized as a pioneering influence in integrated marketing, has acquired CGPR, a public relations firm with a consumer focus, leveraging a wide scope of expertise on behalf of clients that are established leaders in their industries.
buyer: French/West/Vaughan
French West Vaughan (FWV) is nationally recognized as a pioneering influence in integrated marketing. They work with some of the world’s leading corporate and consumer brands, mid-sized companies, governmental offices and entrepreneurial ventures. "
target: CGPR
CGPR is a public relations firm with a consumer focus, leveraging a wide scope of expertise on behalf of clients that are established leaders in their industries. The agency provides first-class customer service that generates long-term relationships with clients above the industry average.
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closed 1/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, acquired Bottom Line Marketing & Public Relations, Inc.

synopsis: Michael Best Strategies announced that it has acquired the Milwaukee-based strategic communications firm of Bottom Line Marketing & Public Relations, Inc. Bottom Line creates the most effective mix of marketing and public relations strategies to support their client's business objectives.
buyer: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Michael Best is a full service law firm with more than 250 lawyers who provide their clients with the exceptional legal service and business acumen that have defined Michael Best for generations. Michael Best has a long history of serving clients in the consumer and industrial products sectors. "
target: Bottom Line Marketing & Public Relations, Inc.
Bottom Line Marketing & Public Relations, Inc. is a Milwaukee-based strategic communications firm. Bottom Line creates the most effective mix of marketing and public relations strategies to support their client's business objectives.
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closed 1/22/2020 via PR Web

Vectra Digital, acquired iPartnerMedia, Inc.

synopsis: Vectra Digital, a high-tech, full-service marketing and intelligent web design agency, has acquired iPartnerMedia, Inc. (iPM), a digital marketing firm and public relations agency. iPM delivers web design, SEO, digital marketing, print marketing, and public relations solutions to small and medium sized businesses across North America.
buyer parent: Ignite Partners
buyer: Vectra Digital
Vectra Digital is a high-tech, full-service marketing and intelligent web design agency. Vectra Digital uses Ada, a proprietary artificial intelligence platform created to launch their clients marketing into explosive growth with digital campaigns that are being continually optimized. "
target: iPartnerMedia, Inc.
iPartnerMedia (iPM) is a creative agency that delivers web design, search engine optimization, digital marketing, print marketing, and public relations solutions to small and medium sized businesses across the United States and Canada.
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closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

EMW Digital, acquired Landtroop Strategies

synopsis: Cathy Landtroop, founder and CEO of local media and public relations firm Landtroop Strategies, announced the sale of Landtroop Strategies to EMW Digital, forging one of the largest marketing and advertising agencies in the Lubbock, TX region. Landtroop Strategies is a public strategies firm based in West Texas, but serving clients nationwide.
buyer: EMW Digital
EMW Digital has a vision to be the leading authority in Digital Ecosystem Development by being the best at acquiring leads for their clients through Facebook Advertising, Click Funnel & Landing Page Development, Contact Acquisition, and Email Marketing. "
target: Landtroop Strategies
Landtroop Strategies is a public strategies firm based in West Texas, but serving clients nationwide. Capitalizing on their experience to both create and implement sophisticated strategies, they move clients from vision to realization.
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closed 1/8/2020 via PR Newswire

Brodeur Partners, acquired TechTHiNQ

synopsis: Brodeur Partners, a global strategic communications company, announced that it has acquired TechTHiNQ, a marketing and public relations agency headquartered in Phoenix. The combined entity will offer clients the resources of a leading integrated agency with specialized talent and capabilities in technology, aerospace and health care.
buyer: Brodeur Partners
Brodeur Partners is a strategic communications company that helps organizations become and remain relevant in a complicated world. Headquartered in Boston, the company has five U.S. offices and operates in 33 countries globally. "
target: TechTHiNQ
TechTHiNQ was founded in 2010 by principal Linda Capcara and quickly established itself as a content marketing and public relations agency for technology leaders. TechTHiNQ has brought its "Tech IQ" to InfoTech, HealthTech and CleanTech companies by blending social media with content marketing.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Marketing Network Limited, acquired Valda Boardman Public Relations Limited

synopsis: Marketing Network Group has acquired a majority stake in Valda Boardman PR (VBPR), the public relations consultancy headed by Valda Boardman. Valda Boardman founded VBPR in 2005, to provide consumer and corporate PR services to Irish businesses, International brands, and government agencies, with an emphasis on food, drink and lifestyle brands.
buyer: Marketing Network Limited
Marketing Network is an independent full-service agency. They build relationships with clients that last. Their philosophy of ‘True integration’ delivers top-class strategic thinking and creative execution to some of the most successful brands in Ireland. "
target: Valda Boardman Public Relations Limited
Valda Boardman PR (VBPR) is the public relations consultancy headed by Valda Boardman. Valda Boardman founded VBPR in 2005, to provide consumer and corporate PR services to Irish businesses, International brands, and government agencies, with an emphasis on food, drink and lifestyle brands.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Builtvisible Ltd, acquired Builtvisible Ltd

synopsis: Geoff Griffiths, Builtvisible's managing director, has acquired the company from Richard Baxter, the founder of Builtvisible. Builtvisible is an organic digital marketing agency in the UK. Builtvisible offers services for SEO, digital PR, content, analytics, training, and technical consultancy.
buyer: Builtvisible Ltd
Builtvisible is an organic digital marketing agency in the UK. Builtvisible delivers measurable impact on the organic digital performance of brands in highly competitive verticals. Their services include SEO, digital PR, content, analytics, training, and technical consultancy. "
target: Builtvisible Ltd
Builtvisible is an organic digital marketing agency in the UK. Builtvisible delivers measurable impact on the organic digital performance of brands in highly competitive verticals. Their services include SEO, digital PR, content, analytics, training, and technical consultancy.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

TOH PR merged with PRCO Group,

synopsis: PRCO, one of the world’s largest privately-owned communications firm, announced that TOH has joined the Group. TOH PR is an award-winning consumer communications agency based in Dubai that operates across the Middle East. They specialize in Public relations, Media relations, Social media, Digital marketing, and Communication.
buyer: PRCO Group
Headquartered in the UK, PRCO Group is a global communications group and one of the world's largest privately-owned communications firms specializing in the travel, real estate and luxury lifestyle sectors, with eight offices worldwide. "
target: TOH PR
TOH PR is an award-winning consumer communications agency based in Dubai that operates across the Middle East. They specialize in Public relations, Media relations, Social media, Digital marketing, and Communication.
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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 5/14/2019 via PR Newswire

Mass Luminosity, acquired Wheelhouse Marketing and PR

synopsis: Mass Luminosity, a Dallas-based research, technology and experiential company, announces its acquisition of Fort Worth, TX based Wheelhouse Marketing and PR. Wheelhouse's core disciplines include: public relations campaigns, marketing initiatives, sales programs that are fully supported by inventive collaborations, and printing and design.
buyer: Mass Luminosity
Mass Luminosity is a research, technology and experiential company that integrates brands and people in a unique and powerful way. Its mission statement is the defragmentation and enhancement of the human experience. "
target: Wheelhouse Marketing and PR
Wheelhouse Marketing & PR connects brands and unique entertainment properties by creating partnerships that initiate win-win platforms. From PR campaigns, to marketing initiatives and sales programs, Wheelhouse takes a distinctive approach to manifesting a message that speaks to the consumer.
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closed 5/14/2019 via PR Newswire

Mass Luminosity, acquired Wheelhouse Marketing and PR

synopsis: Mass Luminosity, a Dallas-based research, technology and experiential company, announces its acquisition of Fort Worth, TX based Wheelhouse Marketing and PR. Wheelhouse's core disciplines include: public relations campaigns, marketing initiatives, sales programs that are fully supported by inventive collaborations, and printing and design.
buyer: Mass Luminosity
Mass Luminosity is a research, technology and experiential company that integrates brands and people in a unique and powerful way. Its mission statement is the defragmentation and enhancement of the human experience. "
target: Wheelhouse Marketing and PR
Wheelhouse Marketing & PR connects brands and unique entertainment properties by creating partnerships that initiate win-win platforms. From PR campaigns, to marketing initiatives and sales programs, Wheelhouse takes a distinctive approach to manifesting a message that speaks to the consumer.
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announced 12/24/2014 via Company Press Release

Communisis plc, will acquire Life Marketing Consultancy Limited

synopsis: Communisis plc, announces that it has entered into an unconditional agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Life Marketing Consultancy Limited. Life is an award-winning, research and insight-led shopper marketing agency. Life's clients are leading consumer goods groups especially in the food, drinks, technology and pharmaceutical sectors.
buyer: Communisis plc (GB:CMS:$501.10)
Communisis is a UK leading provider of personalised customer communication services that specialises in helping clients communicate with their customers more effectively and more profitably in fast-changing markets. "
target: Life Marketing Consultancy Limited
Life is an award-winning, research and insight-led shopper marketing agency. Life's clients are leading consumer goods groups especially in the food, drinks, technology and pharmaceutical sectors.
price ($mm)[EV]
$22 [$21]
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$12
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$2
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21.1x
closed 5/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Advanced Schema, acquired Arforia

synopsis: Specialist in analytics and big data, Advanced Schema has acquired Arforia, a startup specializing in the production of immersive and interactive 3D experiences. The ambition is to combine new visualization technologies with data collection and analysis solutions to overlay or substitute them for reality and thus anticipate the needs of customers.
buyer: Advanced Schema
Founded in 2001, ADVANCED Schema is a Consulting and Outsourcing Services company. Operating in Europe and North America, for 15 years the group has provided its clients with expertise in Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and CRM. "
target: Arforia
Arforia is a startup specializing in the production of immersive and interactive 3D experiences. Arforia accompanies businesses in the creation and development of powerful sales and communication tools, from the conceptualization of their digital strategy up until the post-analysis of user behavior.
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closed 4/3/2012 via PR Newswire

WPP Group, plc, acquired EffectiveUI

synopsis: EffectiveUI, a leading user experience (UX) agency focused on the design and development of Web, desktop and mobile applications that help brands better engage with their customers, announced that it has been acquired by WPP, the world's largest communications services group.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$16,006.74)
WPP, through its operating companies, provides a comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services including: advertising; media investment management; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; healthcare communications; direct marketing and specialist communications. "
target: EffectiveUI
Founded in 2005, EffectiveUI is a leading user experience (UX) agency focused on the design and development of Web, desktop and mobile applications that help brands better engage with their customers.
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$21
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closed 10/13/2016 via PR Newswire

Xaxis, acquired Triad Retail Media, LLC

synopsis: Detroit-based private equity firm Rockbridge Growth Equity, LLC (Rockbridge) announced the sale of Triad Retail Media, the global leader in digital retail media advertising, to Xaxis, the world's largest programmatic audience company. Xaxis is a wholly owned operating company of WPP, the world's largest communications services group.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Xaxis
Xaxis is a global digital media platform that programmatically connects advertisers and publishers to audiences across all addressable channels. Xaxis combines proprietary technology, unique data assets and exclusive media relationships with teams of audience analysts, data scientists and engineers."
target parent: RockBridge Growth Equity
target: Triad Retail Media, LLC
Founded in 2004, Triad Retail Media is the market leader in creating, managing and operating digital retail media programs for highly trafficked retail websites. Triad's unique approach to retail advertising provides upside for retailers, brand advertisers and shoppers.
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closed 1/10/2013 via PR Newswire

Falcon Investment Advisors LLC, RockBridge Growth Equity, acquired Triad Retail Media, LLC

synopsis: Rockbridge Growth Equity, LLC has acquired Tampa-based online retail advertising company Triad Retail Media. Boston-based Falcon Investment Advisors partnered with Rockbridge on the transaction. Triad Retail Media is the market leader in creating, managing and operating digital retail media programs for highly-trafficked retail websites.
buyer: Falcon Investment Advisors LLC
buyer: RockBridge Growth Equity
Rockbridge Growth Equity, LLC is a Detroit-based private equity firm that invests in the technology and business services, financial services, consumer-direct marketing, digital media and marketing services industries. "
target parent: H.I.G. Growth Partners
target: Triad Retail Media, LLC
Triad Retail Media is the market leader in creating, managing and operating digital retail media programs for highly trafficked retail websites. Triad's unique approach to retail advertising provides upside for retailers, brand advertisers and shoppers.
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closed 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Chime Specialist Group, acquired Method Communications Inc.

synopsis: Chime, the global sport, entertainment and communications group, announced it has acquired Method Communications, a technology PR and marketing agency based in San Francisco and Salt Lake City. Method will become part of the Chime Specialist Group, a family of best-in-class agencies that are challenging traditional agency models.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Chime Specialist Group
The Chime Specialist Group has best in class agencies across technology, financial services and sustainability. Operating across the world with offices in London, New York, Santiago to Singapore with over 250 people. "
target: Method Communications Inc.
Method Communications is a technology PR and marketing agency based in San Francisco and Salt Lake City. Method is the communications catalyst for breakthrough brands and category leaders. Founded in 2010, Method helps its clients share their ambitious visions with the world.
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closed 10/8/2014 via Company Press Release

Allison+Partners, acquired New Venture Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Allison+Partners, a global communications firm, has acquired New Venture Communications. The company specializes in strategic communications, content marketing, social media and public relations.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Allison+Partners
Allison+Partners is a global communications firm driven by a collaborative approach to innovation and creativity. The firm is organized around seven practices: Consumer Marketing, Corporate, Global China Practice, Health + Wellness, Public Affairs, Social Impact and Technology + Digital Media. "
target: New Venture Communications, Inc.
New Venture Communications specializes in strategic communications, content marketing, social media and public relations for companies at critical inflection points in their growth. New Venture Communications’ seasoned team has worked with dozens of disruptive technology leaders.
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closed 10/22/2012 via BNC Analysis

Second2 Limited, acquired Second2 Limited

synopsis: Second2, the specialist technology marketing agency, has successfully completed a management buyout (MBO) from Adventis Group plc with the help of private equity firm RCapital. Second2 is a global B2B technology marketing agency.
buyer: Second2 Limited
Second2 is a global B2B technology marketing agency. It delivers strategic thinking, tactical planning, creative cut-through and measurable returns. "
target parent: Adventis Group PLC.
target: Second2 Limited
Second2 is a global B2B technology marketing agency. It delivers strategic thinking, tactical planning, creative cut-through and measurable returns.
price ($mm)
$2.27
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$7
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closed 6/28/2016 via Company Press Release

Sherpa Marketing, acquired The IT Marketing Agency

synopsis: Sherpa Marketing, the specialist technology marketing company, has announced an agreement to acquire The IT Marketing Agency, a specialist agency working in the IT sector providing channel marketing services to a wide range of international technology companies.
buyer: Sherpa Marketing
Sherpa is a specialist Technology Marketing Consultancy & Agency. They have over 20 years’ experience working with Vendors, Distributors and Resellers implementing marketing strategies for explosive growth. "
target: The IT Marketing Agency
Based in Bedford, The IT Marketing Agency is a specialist agency working in the IT sector providing channel marketing services to a wide range of international technology companies.
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closed 11/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Horizon Communication Group, acquired Get the Message Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Integrated communications service consultancy Horizon Communication Group has acquired independent communications consultancy Get the Message. Get the Message has built a strong client portfolio by focusing on businesses operating in the infrastructure and engineering sectors.
buyer: Horizon Communication Group
Horizon Communication Group is a full service marketing agency in Australia. Its services include public relations, social and digital marketing, native communications, content marketing, experiential, branding, and more. "
target: Get the Message Pty Ltd.
Get the Message Pty Ltd. has built a strong client portfolio by focusing on businesses operating in the infrastructure and engineering sectors. It provides solutions to help them successfully engage in public sector clients, government, media, communities and employees.
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announced 4/11/2007 via Company Press Release

Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., will acquire Reprise Media

synopsis: Interpublic has agreed to acquire Reprise Media, Inc., a leading provider of search engine marketing solutions and the largest independent SEM firm in the United States. Reprise Media is known for its leading edge technology and its ability to use search as the central point for integrated, cross-channel marketing programs.
buyer: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (NYSE: IPG:$8,319.90)
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Major global brands include Draftfcb, FutureBrand, GolinHarris International, Initiative, Jack Morton Worldwide, Lowe Worldwide, Magna and McCann Erickson. "
target: Reprise Media
Reprise Media offers clients a complete managed solution for their search marketing needs focused exclusively on improving their return on advertising investments. The company delivers services and technology that enable advertisers to manage and optimize their customer acquisition programs.
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closed 3/1/2007 via Crain's BtoB

DoubleClick Inc., acquired Tangozebra

synopsis: DoubleClick has acquired Tangozebra, a London-based digital advertising provider, in an expansion of its European business. Tangozebra provides technology that allows clients to create, deliver and manage rich media advertising via podcasts, video games and on cell phones.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: DoubleClick Inc.
DoubleClick provides technology and services that empower marketers, agencies and web publishers to work together successfully and profit from their digital marketing investments. Our focus on innovation, reliability and insight enables clients to improve productivity and results. "
target: Tangozebra
Tangozebra is the leading online advertising and digital marketing solutions provider in the UK. Pioneering many developments in rich media we continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in digital marketing and work hard to improve our client's opportunities and experience.
price ($mm)
$29
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/17/2019 via Company Press Release

iProspect, will acquire Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd. Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd. (EBP) is a marketplace e-commerce agency in China. Post acquisition EBP will join iProspect and be rebranded "EBP, an iProspect Company."
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: iProspect
iProspect is a global digital marketing agency with 91 offices across 55 countries. A trusted partner with an in-depth understanding of consumer behavior, iProspect reshapes brand strategies to meet the fast-paced demands of the convergent world with a focus on exceeding client business objectives. "
target: Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd.
Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd. (EBP) is a marketplace e-commerce agency in China. Established in 2012, EBP is one of China's leading e-commerce solutions providers. EBP works closely with brands across China's leading e-commerce platforms to deliver integrated marketing services.
price ($mm)
$3.53
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Blackwood Seven A/S, acquired TWO NIL

synopsis: Danish media agency Blackwood Seven moves into the US market with the acquisition of the American media agency Two Nil. Two Nil is a strategic marketing agency that specializes in driving customer acquisition and ROI for consumer internet companies.
buyer: Blackwood Seven A/S
Blackwood Seven is a Copenhagen, Denmark-based technology and consultant company within media and marketing. They provide a software platform that uses advanced predictive analytics and artificial intelligence to predict and achieve the optimal effects from all paid media. "
target: TWO NIL
TWO NIL is a strategic marketing agency that specializes in driving customer acquisition and ROI for consumer internet companies. They combine analytics with industry expertise to build profitable scalable campaigns for their clients from strategy development to execution to optimization.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Havas, acquired Plastic Mobile Inc.

synopsis: Havas, one of the world's largest global advertising, digital and communications groups, announced the acquisition of Plastic Mobile, an award-winning mobile agency that builds applications and other strategic solutions for m-commerce, encompassing retail, loyalty, payments, coupons, and in-store initiatives.
buyer parent: Bolloré
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Havas is one of the world's largest global communications groups, offering a range of communications services, including digital, advertising, direct marketing, media planning and buying, corporate communications, human resources, multimedia interactive communications, public relations, and more. "
target: Plastic Mobile Inc.
Plastic Mobile is an award-winning mobile marketing agency building strategic solutions in m-commerce - encompassing payments, wallets, transactions and coupons - as well as mobile loyalty, location-based marketing, mobile gaming, and in-store initiatives.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/4/2006 via BusinessWire

ValueClick, Inc., acquired Shopping.net

synopsis: ValueClick, Inc. has acquired Shopping.net, a privately-held company based in London, for approximately $13.3 million in cash, net of cash acquired. Shopping.net owns and operates 27 websites that provide comparison shopping, search and vertical market content to European online consumers.
buyer: ValueClick, Inc. (VCLK:$593.84)
ValueClick, Inc. is one of the world’s largest online marketing services companies, offering comprehensive and scalable solutions to deliver cost-effective customer acquisition for advertisers and robust revenue streams for publishers. "
target: Shopping.net
Shopping.net is a free service which allows you to save time and money when shopping online. We don't sell products directly but instead provide independent shopping search, information and comparison tools allowing you to find the best deals and lowest prices no matter what you're shopping for.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
6.7x
closed 4/10/2006 via AP - Associated Press

United Online, Inc., acquired My Points, Inc.

synopsis: Web company United Online Inc. said Monday it bought My Points Inc. from UAL Corp. for $56 million in cash. MyPoints.com, with 1.4 million active members, reported revenue of $38.4 million in 2005 and income of $2.4 million. The site offers members rewards for numerous marketing activities, such as purchasing products from participating advertisers
buyer: United Online, Inc. (UNTD:$151.12)
United Online wants to bring people together on the Internet. Created in 2001 by the merger of leading US Internet service providers NetZero and Juno Online Services, United Online continues the free Internet service model with hopes of converting faithful users into paying customers. "
target parent: UAL Corp.
target: My Points, Inc.
MyPoints.com is a leading provider of member-driven Internet direct marketing services. Our service features a True Opt-in® database of more than 10 million members, and provides advertisers with an integrated suite of media products — including enhanced email and dynamically served web offers.
price ($mm)
$56
rev ($mm)
$38
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
11.7x

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