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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Alliance Data Systems, Inc., acquired Blispay

synopsis: Blispay, a financial technology company pioneering the next generation of point-of-sale financing, has been acquired by Alliance Data, a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries.
buyer: Alliance Data Systems, Inc. (ADS:$4,872.50)
Alliance Data® Systems (ADS) and its combined businesses is a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. ADS creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience. "
target: Blispay
Blispay is a financial technology company pioneering the next generation of point-of-sale financing. Blispay is an everyday financing solution that customers deserve and merchants need.
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$7.70
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closed 6/2/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

zipMoney Limited, acquired QuadPay

synopsis: Zip has acquired US-based company QuadPay. a leading, high-growth U.S. installment provider that is disrupting the traditional credit card industry. QuadPay’s mission is to give savvy shoppers more freedom and flexibility with the option to pay in four interest-free installments over six weeks.
buyer: zipMoney Limited (ASX:ZML:$297.43)
zipMoney is the next generation in financial services providing innovative credit and payment solutions to the online retail sector. They employ the latest tools in fraud prevention, risk management and social scoring to deliver real-time underwriting. "
target: QuadPay
Launched in 2017, QuadPay is a leading, high-growth U.S. installment provider that is disrupting the traditional credit card industry. QuadPay’s mission is to give savvy shoppers more freedom and flexibility with the option to pay in four interest-free installments over six weeks.
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$269
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announced 9/3/2014 via Company Press Release

Wirecard AG, will acquire 3pay

synopsis: The Wirecard Group has agreed on the acquisition of all shares in the Turkish Mikro Ödeme, headquartered in Istanbul. Under its brand 3pay, the company is considered to be one of the leading payment providers in Turkey. The service spectrum ranges from mobile payment/direct carrier billing services to its own prepaid card platform.
buyer: Wirecard AG (XTRA:WDI:$3,048.73)
Wirecard AG is one of the leading international providers of electronic payment and risk management solutions. Worldwide, Wirecard supports over 10,000 companies from many and various industry segments in automating their payment processes and minimizing cases of default. "
target parent: Mediterra Capital
target: 3pay
3pay | Mikro Odeme is the first and by far the leading direct carrier billing company of Turkey. Founded in 2008, the Company has become the first direct carrier billing partner of all 3 operators in Turkey, i.e. Avea, Turkcell, and Vodafone.
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$16
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announced 4/2/2012 via Market Wire

Universal Vision Group Inc., will acquire Webteh d.o.o.

synopsis: Universal Vision Group Inc., a leading provider of prepaid cards and e-commerce software, has reached an agreement with Webteh d.o.o. and its founders whereby Webteh will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Vision Group as it expands globally. Webteh is the largest Croatian and regional service for Internet payments.
buyer: Universal Vision Group Inc.
Universal Vision Group is a leading provider of international multi-currency pre-paid cards to both corporate users and consumers on its proprietary software that offers a complete Tier 1 pre-paid card issuer processing infrastructure. "
target: Webteh d.o.o.
Webteh ltd. is the largest Croatian and regional service for Internet payments. Webteh performs acceptance and contracting for merchants in Montenegro as IPSP Atlasmont Bank AD.
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closed 9/13/2018 via BusinessWire

Evolution Technology Resources Inc., acquired PayQube

synopsis: Evolution Technology Resources, a business development company that is focused on acquiring intellectual property and assets for cloud computing, high tech and online gambling industries, has acquired PayQube, a peer-to-peer payments system.
buyer: Evolution Technology Resources Inc. (OTCPK:ETKR:$0.00)
Evolution Technology Resources is a business development company that is focused on acquiring intellectual property and assets for cloud computing, high tech and online gambling industries. "
target: PayQube
PayQube is a peer-to-peer payments system that supports payment for products, donations, subscription, shopping cart and simple payments and includes funding and withdrawal options. PayQube is completely secure and supports SSL.
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announced 8/4/2021 via BusinessWire

Paysafe Group, will acquire PagoEfectivo

synopsis: Paysafe, a leading specialized payments platform, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PagoEfectivo, a market-leading, Peruvian alternative payments (APM) platform. They are a leader in the provision of eCash and open banking solutions in Latin America.
buyer: Paysafe Group (LSE:PAYS:$1,444.25)
UK-based Paysafe is a leading specialised payments platform. Its core purpose is to enable businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through industry-leading capabilities in payment processing, digital wallet, card issuing, and online cash solutions. "
target parent: Grupo El Comercio
target: PagoEfectivo
PagoEfectivo is based in Lima, Peru, and was founded in 2009. The payments platform is a market leader in the provision of eCash and open banking solutions in Latin America.
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closed 4/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

Ajua, acquired WayaWaya Inc.

synopsis: Kenyan consumer experience platform for businesses in Africa, Ajua announced that it has acquired WayaWaya, a Kenya-based AI and Machine Learning messaging and payments company. The company offers a range of services, from digital banking and payment services to financial services APIs and payment bots.
buyer: Ajua
Ajua, formerly mSurvey, was founded in 2012 by Kenfield Griffith. The company is solving a consumer data problem for African businesses to understand their business better and drive growth. Ajua’s technology integrates with businesses to measure and optimize their Customer Experience. "
target: WayaWaya Inc.
WayaWaya is a Kenya-based AI and Machine Learning messaging and payments company. The company offers a range of services, from digital banking and payment services to financial services APIs and payment bots. WayaWaya enables borderless banking and payments across apps and social media platforms.
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announced 10/16/2020 via Company Press Release

Stripe Inc., will acquire Paystack

synopsis: Stripe has entered into an agreement to acquire Paystack, a technology company based in Lagos that makes it easy for organizations of all sizes to collect payments from around the world.
buyer: Stripe Inc.
Stripe, Inc. provides services that enable users to accept payments online. It handles storing cards, subscriptions, and direct payouts to the bank account. The company serves large companies, start-ups, and side projects in the United States. "
target: Paystack
Paystack is a Nigerian online payments processing startup. Co-founded in 2015 by Nigerian software developers and longtime friends, Shola Akinlade and Ezra Olubi, Paystack is headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria.
price ($mm)
$200
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closed 8/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Afterpay Holdings Limited, acquired EmpatKali

synopsis: Afterpay, a company that allows shoppers to receive products immediately and pay in four simple installments over a short period of time, has acquired EmpatKali, which operates a similar service in Indonesia.
buyer: Afterpay Holdings Limited (:$332.11)
Founded in 2015, Afterpay allows shoppers to receive products immediately and pay in four simple installments over a short period of time. The service is free for customers. "
target: EmpatKali
Started in 2018, EmpatKali is a payment solution that allows consumers to shop and pay in four equal installments with no interest. They can do shopping at its merchant partners, both online and offline.
price ($mm)
$2.00
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announced 8/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Afterpay Holdings Limited, will acquire Pagantis

synopsis: Afterpay, a global leader in "Buy Now, Pay Later" payments, will acquire Pagantis, a Spain-based fintech company that provides automated, friction-free consumer finance for e-commerce in Europe. Pagantis enables shoppers to shop at various online stores and pay in flexible installments.
buyer: Afterpay Holdings Limited (:$332.11)
Afterpay is a global leader in "Buy Now, Pay Later" payments. Afterpay allows customers to receive products immediately and pay for their purchases over four installments. The service is completely free for customers who pay on time, helping people spend responsibly without incurring interest. "
target: Pagantis
Pagantis is a Spain-based fintech company that provides friction-free consumer finance for e-commerce in Europe. Pagantis enables shoppers to shop at various online stores and pay in flexible installments. The company offers payment services for eCommerce businesses in Spain, France and Italy.
price ($mm)
$59
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announced 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Nets Holding A/S, will acquire Polskie ePłatnosci

synopsis: Nets, a leading player in the European payments industry, will acquire Polskie ePłatności (PeP), from Innova Capital, a private equity firm in Central Europe. PeP is a payment technology company in Poland. PeP specialises in processing non-cash payments. They offer solutions for mobile phone top-ups, gift cards, e-commerce, and more.
buyer: Nets Holding A/S
Nets is one of the top payment processors in Europe. Nets focuses on making it even easier and more intuitive for their customers to handle digital payments and related services. The company handles billions of transactions annually and is a trusted partner to more than 700,000 merchant outlets. "
target parent: Innova Capital
target: Polskie ePłatnosci
Polskie ePłatności (PeP) is a leading payment technology company in Poland. PeP specialises in processing non-cash payments and providing innovative services for business. They offer solutions for mobile phone top-ups, gift cards, loyalty programs, e-commerce, and more.
price ($mm)
$458
rev ($mm)
$62
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.4x
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closed 5/10/2019 via BusinessWire

ACI Worldwide, acquired Walletron

synopsis: ACI Worldwide, a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, has acquired Walletron, which delivers patented mobile wallet technology for iOS through Apple Wallet and for Android through Google Pay.
buyer: ACI Worldwide (ACIW:$1,006.33)
ACI Worldwide powers electronic payments for more than 5,100 organizations around the world. More than 1,000 of the largest financial institutions and intermediaries, as well as thousands of global merchants, rely on ACI to execute $14 trillion each day in payments and securities. "
target parent: The Western Union Company
target: Walletron
Walletron, which is used by more than 6 million consumers in more than 100 countries, delivers patented mobile wallet technology for iOS through Apple Wallet and for Android through Google Pay. Its network of billing and payment partners manages more than 12 billion bills.
price ($mm)
$3.40
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

GO-JEK, acquired coins.ph

synopsis: Go-Jek, an on-demand mobile platform in Indonesia, has acquired a majority stake in Coins.ph, a blockchain-enabled mobile wallet in Southeast Asia. Coins.ph is an all-in-one wallet that allows users to pay bills, shop, send money, reload phones, and buy cryptocurrency using their phones.
buyer: GO-JEK
Based in Indonesia, GO-JEK is a mobile technology company with a social mission: to unleash social impact through technology. GO-JEK is a one stop application for daily needs, revolutionizing solutions from transport, logistics and lifestyle services. "
target: coins.ph
Coins.ph is a blockchain-enabled mobile wallet in Southeast Asia. Coins.ph is an all-in-one wallet that allows users to pay bills, shop, send money, reload phones, and buy cryptocurrency using their phones. Coins.ph serves over 300 million people and processes thousands of transactions per day.
price ($mm)
$72
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Majid Al Futtaim, acquired Beam Wallet Pty Ltd

synopsis: Majid Al Futtaim, a UAE-based shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure developer, has acquired Beam, a leading mobile wallet app in the UAE that makes payments and rewards easy. Beam enables retailers to accept mobile payments and engage with their customers directly through their smartphones.
buyer: Majid Al Futtaim
Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 21 shopping malls, 12 hotels, three mixed-use communities, 284 VOX Cinema screens and 30 Magic Planet family entertainment centres. "
target: Beam Wallet Pty Ltd
Beam is a leading mobile wallet app in the UAE that makes payments and rewards easy. Beam enables retailers to accept mobile payments and engage with their customers directly through their smartphones. Beam offers consumers a rewarding, convenient and secure way to shop.
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closed 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Zaggle, acquired Click&Pay

synopsis: Mumbai-based expense management startup Zaggle has acquired Hyderabad-based mobile payment solutions platform Click&Pay in a cash and stock deal. Click&Pay was founded in 2015 by Kalyan Karteek. It provides mobile-based secure and cashless payment solutions.
buyer: Zaggle
Zaggle is an award-winning digital payments, cashback and analytics company. They help corporates and individuals enjoy gifts and experiences across multiple channels everyday. They are based in India. "
target: Click&Pay
Click&Pay provides mobile-based secure and cashless payment solutions. It helps users to make payments in a smart way by providing them to find the best offers in their locality and cashbacks on successful transactions. Users can also send money to or request money from their pals.
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closed 6/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Truecaller, acquired Chillr

synopsis: Truecaller, an app that users use to help identify and screen callers on mobiles, has acquired mobile payments company Chillr. Truecaller has retained Sony Joy, the CEO of Chillr, and has given him the responsibility to manage Truecaller's Indian operations as a Vice President.
buyer: Truecaller
Truecaller helps users know who’s getting in touch, filter out unwanted calls & SMS, and focus on what really matters. The company provides a suite of unique services such as a dialer that offers caller ID, spam detection, messaging and more. "
target: Chillr
Chillr is mobile payments company in India. The app allows users to transfer money to any contact in their phone book. Customers can also recharge their mobile phones and, DTH TV subscriptions and data cards. Chillr works closely with leading banks to make payments super simple, secure & instant.
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announced 12/21/2017 via PR Newswire

Glase FinTech AB, will acquire SEQR

synopsis: Glase FinTech AB, a company that represents a consortium of private investors, will acquire SEQR from Invuo Technologies AB, a mobile payments technology company. SEQR is a platform that enables anyone with a smartphone to make payments in stores and online direct from their bank account using either contactless or qr-codes.
buyer: Glase FinTech AB
Glase FinTech AB represents a consortium of private investors. The company is led by Martin N Larsson. "
target parent: Invuo Technologies AB
target: SEQR
SEQR enables anyone with a smartphone to make payments in stores and online direct from their bank account using either contactless or qr-codes. Users can transfer money at no charge, store their receipts digitally and save money by benefiting from offers and promotions directly linked to the app.
price ($mm)
$0.94
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closed 1/11/2018 via BusinessWire

TSYS, acquired Cayan

synopsis: TSYS, a leading global payments solutions provider across the issuing, merchant and prepaid industries, announced it has completed its acquisition of Cayan, a payment technology company focused on integrated payment solutions and merchant acquiring. Cayan and TSYS’ existing merchant businesses will be combined under the TSYS brand.
buyer: TSYS (TSS:$4,075.57)
TSYS is a global payments provider, offering innovative solutions across the payments spectrum — from issuer processing and merchant acquiring to prepaid program management. They offer issuer services and merchant payment acceptance for credit, debit, prepaid, healthcare and business solutions. "
target parent: Parthenon Capital Partners
target: Cayan
Cayan is a technology company focused on transformative innovations in payments. From simple and reliable payment processing, to fully integrated, multichannel customer engagement platforms, Cayan is continuously developing new ways to unlock the power of payments.
price ($mm)
$1,050
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closed 8/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Payconiq, acquired Digicash Payments SA

synopsis: Payconiq has announced that it is expanding its business footprint in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg with the acquisition of the Digicash Payments application. Digicash Payments is the company managing Luxembourg smartphone payment app Digicash.
buyer parent: ING Group NV
buyer: Payconiq
Payconiq, the 2014 brainchild of the ING innovation lab, is a European mobile payment initiative with offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Hasselt and Luxembourg. Currently, over 35,000 shops are actively connected to the system in Belgium and rollout is imminent in the Netherlands. "
target: Digicash Payments SA
Digicash Payments is the company managing Luxembourg smartphone payment app Digicash. The Digicash system works in partnership with banks, shops, insurers and energy providers, among others, and its mobile app is used by one-quarter of the Luxembourg population.
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announced 4/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Grab, will acquire Kudo

synopsis: Grab, the leading ride-hailing and mobile payments platform in Southeast Asia, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Kudo, the leading O2O (online to offline) ecommerce platform in Indonesia. Kudo’s O2O platform enables Indonesia’s unbanked consumers to shop online by connecting them with online merchants and service providers.
buyer: Grab
Grab is Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing platform. Grab solves critical transportation challenges to make transport freedom a reality for 620 million people in Southeast Asia. Grab’s core product platform includes commuting solutions for drivers and passengers. "
target: Kudo
Kudo is Indonesia’s leading Online to Offline (O2O) platform. Kudo enables digital entrepreneurs to become the gateway for unbanked & less tech-savvy customers to the digital ecosystem. Services offered include cell-phone top-up, bill payments, online shopping, fin-tech & digital payment services.
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Alliance Data Systems, Inc., acquired Blispay

synopsis: Blispay, a financial technology company pioneering the next generation of point-of-sale financing, has been acquired by Alliance Data, a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries.
buyer: Alliance Data Systems, Inc. (ADS:$4,872.50)
Alliance Data® Systems (ADS) and its combined businesses is a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. ADS creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience. "
target: Blispay
Blispay is a financial technology company pioneering the next generation of point-of-sale financing. Blispay is an everyday financing solution that customers deserve and merchants need.
price ($mm)
$7.70
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announced 10/30/2020 via PR Newswire

Alliance Data Systems, Inc., will acquire Bread

synopsis: Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading provider of data-driven marketing, loyalty and payment solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bread, a technology-driven digital payments company offering an omnichannel solution for retailers and platform capabilities to bank partners.
buyer: Alliance Data Systems, Inc. (ADS:$4,872.50)
Alliance Data® Systems (ADS) and its combined businesses is a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. ADS creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience. "
target: Bread
Bread is a technology-driven payments company that partners with retailers to personalize payment options for their customers. Bread integrates directly with retailers on their ecommerce site and gives them a single platform that lets them offer more ways to pay over time.
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$450
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closed 1/15/2020 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Precima

synopsis: Nielsen Global Connect acquired Precima®, an industry-leading, SaaS-based provider of powerful retail and customer data applications and analytics, from Alliance Data Systems Corp. Precima’s industry-leading Transaction Log (TLog) and Loyalty/Customer Relationship Management (CRM) data platform has been a foundational resource for global companies.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,361.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
target: Precima
Precima® is a global retail strategy and analytics company that provides tailored, data-driven solutions to drive sales, boost profitability, and build customer loyalty. Precima’s head office is located in Toronto, Canada, with global offices in The Netherlands, Chicago, U.S., and London, U.K.
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Alliance Data Systems, Inc., acquired Blispay

synopsis: Blispay, a financial technology company pioneering the next generation of point-of-sale financing, has been acquired by Alliance Data, a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries.
buyer: Alliance Data Systems, Inc. (ADS:$4,872.50)
Alliance Data® Systems (ADS) and its combined businesses is a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. ADS creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience. "
target: Blispay
Blispay is a financial technology company pioneering the next generation of point-of-sale financing. Blispay is an everyday financing solution that customers deserve and merchants need.
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$7.70
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announced 4/14/2019 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, will acquire Epsilon

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, is to acquire Epsilon, an all-encompassing global marketing innovator, from Alliance Data. Epsilson provides unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights and world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$12,693.26)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
target: Epsilon
Epsilon is an all-encompassing global marketing innovator. They provide unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights, world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms and data-driven creative, activation and execution.
price ($mm)
$4,400
rev ($mm)
$1,900
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2.3x
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closed 12/10/2014 via PR Newswire

Alliance Data Systems, Inc., acquired Conversant, Inc.

synopsis: Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, has acquired Conversant, Inc. Conversant, which will operate under Epsilon, establishes a unique end-to-end marketing services company that will empower clients to more effectively market to their customers across all channels.
buyer: Alliance Data Systems, Inc. (ADS:$4,872.50)
Alliance Data® and its combined businesses is a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. The Company creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience. "
target: Conversant, Inc. (VCLK:$593.84)
Conversant, Inc. is the leader in personalized digital marketing. Conversant helps the world’s biggest companies grow by creating personalized experiences that deliver higher returns for brands and greater satisfaction for people.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,355 [$2,336]
rev ($mm)
$594
EBITDA ($mm)
$198
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4.0x
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12.0x
announced 11/5/2013 via PR Newswire

LoyaltyOne, Inc., will acquire Brand Loyalty International

synopsis: Alliance Data Systems Corporation a provider of loyalty and marketing solutions, announced that it has reached an agreement, subject to customary closing conditions, for its LoyaltyOne business to take a 60% ownership stake in Netherlands-based BrandLoyalty. BrandLoyalty is one of the world's leading loyalty consultants to the (food) retail sector.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
buyer: LoyaltyOne, Inc.
LoyaltyOne, Inc. is a global provider of loyalty strategy and programs, customer analytics and relationship marketing services. Its roster of clients includes leading businesses and brands in multiple sectors such as retail, banking, manufacturing, government, natural resources and utilities. "
target parent: IceMobile B.V.
target: Brand Loyalty International
BrandLoyalty is one of the world's leading loyalty consultants to the (food) retail sector. The company designs, organises, implements and evaluates innovative, short- to medium-term, tailor-made loyalty concepts for food retailers worldwide.
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$360*
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closed 12/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Epsilon, acquired Hyper Marketing, Inc.

synopsis: Hyper Marketing Inc., an integrated performance marketing agency network and portfolio company of Lake Capital Partners II, has been acquired by Alliance Data Systems Corporation. Hyper Marketing is a global company and the largest independent marketing-services network in North America.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
buyer: Epsilon
Alliance Data Systems Corporation and its combined businesses is North America's largest and most comprehensive provider of transaction-based, data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. "
target parent: Lake Capital
target: Hyper Marketing, Inc.
Hyper Marketing is a global company and the largest independent marketing-services network in North America. The company has 1,100 employees in 23 offices, with expertise in digital, direct, data, promotions, shopper marketing, Hispanic, and media buying and planning.
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$452
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closed 6/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Epsilon Data Management, Inc., acquired Aspen Marketing Services

synopsis: Epsilon announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Aspen Marketing Services. The largest privately held marketing services agency in the United States, Aspen specializes in a full range of digital and direct marketing services, and advanced analytics to perform data-driven customer acquisition and retention campaigns.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems Corporation
buyer: Epsilon Data Management, Inc.
Epsilon is the industry's leading marketing services firm, with a broad array of data-driven, multichannel marketing solutions that leverage consumer insight to help brands deepen their relationships with customers. "
target parent: D.E. Shaw & Co.
target: Aspen Marketing Services
Founded in 1986, Aspen Marketing Services is the largest privately held marketing services agency in the United States. Clients benefit from Aspen's comprehensive portfolio of in-house marketing capabilities, including digital marketing, direct marketing, and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$359 [$346]
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$250
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$40
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1.4x
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8.6x
closed 7/1/2010 via PR Newswire

Epsilon Data Management, Inc., purchased Direct Marketing Services from Equifax, Inc.

synopsis: Equifax Inc. announced it has completed the previously announced sale of assets of its Direct Marketing Services division to Alliance Data Systems for gross proceeds of $117 million, subject to certain adjustments.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems Corporation
buyer: Epsilon Data Management, Inc.
Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, managing over 105 million consumer relationships for some of North America's most recognizable companies. "
seller: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX:$4,634.50)
Equifax is a global leader in information technology that enables and secures global commerce with consumers and businesses. The company is one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data.
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announced 5/2/2008 via BusinessWire

Heartland Payment Systems Inc., will acquire Alliance Data’s Network Services

synopsis: Heartland Payment Systems, a leading provider of credit/debit/prepaid card processing, payroll, check management and payment services, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Network Services business of Alliance Data Systems Corporation.
buyer: Heartland Payment Systems Inc. (HPY:$2,682.40)
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, payroll and payment solutions to more than 150,000 small and mid-sized businesses nationwide. "
target parent: Alliance Data Systems Corporation
target: Alliance Data’s Network Services
Alliance Data's Network Services business is a leading provider of payment processing solutions, serving a variety of industries such as petroleum, convenience store, parking and retail. Services include payment processing, prepaid services, POS terminal and merchant bankcard services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$76 [$76]
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$126
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$9
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0.6x
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8.2x
cancelled 4/1/2008 via Reuters

Blackstone Group LP, cancelled an acquisition of Alliance Data Systems Corporation

synopsis: Blackstone agreed to a $6.76 billion deal to buy Alliance Data (ADS) in May 2007, but the deal collapsed in April 2008.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$17,325.04)
The Blackstone Group, a private investment bank with offices in New York and London, was founded in 1985. The firm has raised a total of approximately $23 billion for alternative asset investing since its formation, $14 billion of which has been for private equity investing. "
target: Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS:$4,872.50)
Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, managing over 105 million consumer relationships for some of North America's most recognizable companies.
price ($mm)
$7,934
rev ($mm)
$2,071
EBITDA ($mm)
$493
EV / rev
3.8x
EV / EBITDA
16.1x
closed 2/1/2007 via

Epsilon Data Management, Inc., acquired Abacus

synopsis: Alliance Data Systems Corporation a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, announced that its Epsilon unit has agreed to acquire Abacus, a division of DoubleClick Inc.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems Corporation
buyer: Epsilon Data Management, Inc.
Epsilon is a leading provider of multi-channel marketing services, technologies and database solutions. Through its combination of client-centric marketing solutions, Epsilon helps leading companies understand, measure, manage and optimize their customer relationships. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: Abacus
Abacus is the leading provider of cooperative data, data management and analytical services for direct marketing. Abacus provides the insight and capabilities that enable marketers to create, build and maintain profitable relationships with their customers, regardless of channel.
price ($mm)
$435
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/31/2006 via

Epsilon Data Management, Inc., acquired CPC Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, announced that its Epsilon unit has agreed to acquire CPC Associates, Inc., a premier provider of data products used to increase effectiveness of direct-response marketing programs for a variety of business sectors.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems Corporation
buyer: Epsilon Data Management, Inc.
Epsilon is a leading provider of multi-channel marketing services, technologies and database solutions. Through its combination of client-centric marketing solutions, Epsilon helps leading companies understand, measure, manage and optimize their customer relationships. "
target parent: Kinderhook Industries
target: CPC Associates, Inc.
CPC Associates, Inc. is a data company servicing the direct mail industry as a mailing list compiler, mailing list broker and mailing list manager. The Company is an industry leader and original compiler of new mover data.
price ($mm)
$70
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/30/2006 via

Epsilon Data Management, Inc., acquired DoubleClick Email Solutions

synopsis: Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, today announced that through its Epsilon business, it has reached an agreement to acquire DoubleClick Email Solutions, an operating unit of DoubleClick Inc.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems Corporation
buyer: Epsilon Data Management, Inc.
Epsilon is a leading provider of multi-channel marketing services, technologies and database solutions. Through its combination of client-centric marketing solutions, Epsilon helps leading companies understand, measure, manage and optimize their customer relationships. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: DoubleClick Email Solutions
DoubleClick E-mail Solutions delivers the most complete and flexible e-mail products and services to more than 400 companies globally.
price ($mm)
$90
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Alliance Data Systems Corporation, will acquire ICOM Information and Communications L.P.

synopsis: Alliance Data has reached an agreement to acquire ICOM Information and Communication Inc. (ICOM), a leading provider of targeted list, marketing data and communication solutions for the direct response, consumer packaged goods (CPG) and over-the-counter pharmaceutical industries in North America.
buyer: Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS:$4,872.50)
Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, managing over 105 million consumer relationships for some of North America's most recognizable companies. "
target: ICOM Information and Communications L.P.
ICOM is a top provider of high quality consumer response lists, data, communications products & analytic services. ICOM’s consumer surveys capture the purchase behaviors and intentions, health conditions, lifestyles, hobbies, interests, product ownership & demographics of North American households.
price ($mm)
$31
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/8/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Volaris Group Inc., acquired CPR Vision

synopsis: Canada-based Volaris Group has acquired CPR Vision, a provider of end-to-end CRM systems in the luxury retail and hospitality verticals. Founded in Singapore, CPR Vision has a rich history of bringing together technology, strategy, and creative to help clients deliver exceptional customer experiences.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Volaris Group Inc.
Headquartered in Canada, Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies. As an Operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Volaris is all about strengthening businesses within the markets they compete and enabling them to grow. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: CPR Vision
Based in Singapore, CPR Vision is a leading provider of end-to-end CRM systems. CPR’s formula of creative, digital services, and technology solutions help global brands unlock deeper customer insights that grow profitable relationships and sustainable competitive advantages.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 12/28/2020 via BusinessWire

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., will purchase Global Loyalty Business from cxLoyalty Group, Inc.

synopsis: JPMorgan Chase & Co. is to acquire the Global Loyalty business of cxLoyalty Group Holdings. The deal includes cxLoyalty’s leading technology platforms, full-service travel agency, gift card, merchandise, and points bank businesses.
buyer: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM:$128,646.00)
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $3.2 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. "
seller: cxLoyalty Group, Inc. (OTCPK:AFGR:$954.00)
cxLoyalty is a leading loyalty and customer engagement solutions company servicing 70 million consumers. The deal includes cxLoyalty’s leading technology platforms, full-service travel agency, gift card, merchandise, and points bank businesses.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/14/2020 via BusinessWire

360insights, acquired Perks WW

synopsis: 360insights, a global channel technology provider, has acquired Perks WW, a leading incentive and loyalty marketing company that provides services and software to help their clients engage with their indirect channel and ensure channel partner and customer effectiveness.
buyer: 360insights
360insights has developed a user friendly yet highly sophisticated SaaS-based software platform that allows large businesses to manage highly complex incentive programs in real time allowing them to maximize the effectiveness of their programs while minimizing admin efforts and costs to execute. "
target: Perks WW
Perks is a leading incentive and loyalty marketing company that provides services and software to help their clients engage with their indirect channel and ensure channel partner and customer effectiveness.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/29/2020 via PR Newswire

Kognitiv Corporation, will acquire Aimia Loyalty Solutions

synopsis: Aimia Inc. and Kognitiv Corporation announce that they have entered into an agreement to merge Aimia's Loyalty Solutions business with Kognitiv Corporation. Aimia Loyalty Solutions is a globally recognized leader in full-service solutions for leading brands.
buyer: Kognitiv Corporation
Kognitiv Corporation operates a transformative business model and technology platform called the Loyalty Capital Network (LCN) that unearths value for their customers and delivers disproportionate rewards to their consumers. "
target parent: Aimia Inc.
target: Aimia Loyalty Solutions
Aimia Loyalty Solutions is a globally recognized leader in full-service solutions for leading brands. Its proprietary SmartJourney® methodology uses unique algorithms, AI and machine learning techniques to classify, quantify and predict consumer behavior.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Awardit AB (publ), will acquire Market2Member AB

synopsis: Awardit, a provider of loyalty solutions in Sweden, will acquire Market2Member, a Swedish provider of loyalty solutions. Based on a SaaS model, Market2Member operates loyalty and bonus programs for partners, such as credit card companies, banks and membership clubs.
buyer: Awardit AB (publ) (OM:AWRD:$24.50)
Awardit is a provider of loyalty solutions in Sweden. Awardit helps companies increase their revenue by implementing loyalty programs aimed at consumer and businesses customers. Their solutions include customer clubs, loyalty programs, sales motivation programs, and digital scoring currencies. "
target: Market2Member AB
Market2Member is a Swedish provider of loyalty solutions. Based on a SaaS model, Market2Member operates loyalty and bonus programs for partners, such as credit card companies, banks and membership clubs. Their platform allows users to offer cash rewards from a network of over 500 merchants.
price ($mm)
$0.99
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Blackhawk Network, Inc., will acquire Edge Loyalty Systems

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, a company that delivers branded payment programs to meet their partners’ business objectives, will be acquiring Edge Loyalty Systems, a leading Australian sales promotions and loyalty based incentive technology business.
buyer parent: P2 Capital Partners
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network delivers branded payment programs to meet their partners’ business objectives. They collaborate with partners to innovate, translating market trends in branded payments to increase reach, loyalty and revenue. "
target parent: Village Roadshow Ltd.
target: Edge Loyalty Systems
Edge Loyalty Systems is a leading Australian sales promotions and loyalty based incentive technology business. Edge delivers market-leading, data-driven sales promotions businesses through Edge, Edge Consumer, and Lifestyle Rewards.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
10.8x
closed 8/22/2019 via BusinessWire

360insights, acquired Ohana Companies

synopsis: 360insights announced that it has acquired The Ohana Companies. Ohana is a promotional marketing company and a full line rebate service provider offering both mail-in and online rebate solutions. Ohana is changing the way consumers, retailers and manufacturers participate in rebates, loyalty programs and promotional marketing.
buyer: 360insights
360insights has developed a user friendly yet highly sophisticated SaaS-based software platform that allows large businesses to manage highly complex incentive programs in real time allowing them to maximize the effectiveness of their programs while minimizing admin efforts and costs to execute. "
target: Ohana Companies
Ohana is a promotional marketing company and a full line rebate service provider offering both mail-in and online rebate solutions. Ohana is changing the way consumers, retailers and manufacturers participate in rebates, loyalty programs and promotional marketing.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/10/2019 via PR Newswire

InComm, acquired Meridian Loyalty

synopsis: InComm has acquired Meridian Loyalty, a full-service incentives business that creates loyalty and engagement programs for large corporations. The acquisition will allow InComm to strengthen its incentives business through flexible reward offerings and member-centric design and management tools for B2C, B2B, and employee programs.
buyer: InComm
By building more value into every transaction through innovative payment technologies, InComm creates seamless and valuable commerce experiences. InComm's unique products and services connect companies across a wide range of industries to an ever-expanding consumer base. "
target: Meridian Loyalty
Meridian Loyalty is a full-service incentives business that creates loyalty and engagement programs for large corporations. Meridian Loyalty helps growing organizations energize their brand communities and build deeper connections with consumers, B2B partners, and employees.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Aclate Inc., acquired SMS Masterminds

synopsis: Aclate, a company that acquires mission-critical software businesses, has acquired SMS Masterminds from Relentless Management Group, a technology focused management firm. SMS Masterminds is a mobile and loyalty marketing technology company. They offer automated marketing tools that help businesses create stronger relationships with their customers.
buyer: Aclate Inc.
Aclate acquires companies that offer proven, and often mission-critical, software solutions. Taking advantage of shared support services to handle day-to-day operations, brands under the Aclate portfolio are freed up to focus on the customer side of the business. "
target parent: Relentless Management Group
target: SMS Masterminds (OTCPK:SSPC:$5.58)
SMS Masterminds is a full-service mobile and loyalty marketing technology company. SMS Masterminds offers automated marketing tools that combine the core functions of SMS/text messaging, mobile web, and email to help businesses create stronger relationships with their customers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

Awardit AB (publ), will acquire Crossroads Loyalty Solutions AB

synopsis: Awardit, a provider of loyalty solutions in Sweden, will acquire Crossroads Loyalty Solutions, a Swedish company that designs, develops and operates customer loyalty, reward and e-commerce solutions. Crossroads helps companies set up e-commerce stores and reward portals to help them increase loyalty and decrease churn.
buyer: Awardit AB (publ) (OM:AWRD:$24.50)
Awardit is a provider of loyalty solutions in Sweden. Awardit helps companies increase their revenue by implementing loyalty programs aimed at consumer and businesses customers. Their solutions include customer clubs, loyalty programs, sales motivation programs, and digital scoring currencies. "
target: Crossroads Loyalty Solutions AB
Crossroads Loyalty Solutions is a Swedish company that designs, develops and operates customer loyalty, reward and e-commerce solutions. Crossroads helps companies set up e-commerce stores and reward portals to help them increase loyalty and decrease churn.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kremsa Digital merged with Pastilla Institute,

synopsis: The Pastilla Institute, a leading creative and marketing agency, has announced a merger with Kremsa Digital, a boutique digital agency that focuses on development of Facebook applications. They also specialize in creating online loyalty and advocacy programs.
buyer: Pastilla Institute
Pastilla is a leading creative and marketing agency built upon strategic branding that encompasses digital, print, film & animation, advertising, and marketing. They are based in Los Angeles, CA. "
target: Kremsa Digital
Kremsa Digital is a boutique digital agency that focuses on development of Facebook applications. They also specialize in creating online loyalty and advocacy programs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/8/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Comvest Partners, acquired Engage2Excel

synopsis: Comvest Partners, a private investment firm providing equity and debt capital to middle-market companies across North America, announced the acquisition of Engage2Excel, a leading provider of employee recognition, sales incentives, talent acquisition and consumer loyalty solutions and services.
buyer: Comvest Partners
Comvest Partners is a private investment firm providing equity and debt capital to middle-market companies across North America. Since its founding in 2000, Comvest has invested over $3.0 billion in over 160 companies. "
target parent: Gridiron Capital, LLC
target: Engage2Excel
Engage2Excel provides Engagement Surveys, ROI-based Recognition Programs, Performance Analytics and Talent Acquisition solutions that enable companies to improve employee engagement to drive bottom-line business results.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Olson 1to1, acquired The Future Customer Ltd.

synopsis: Olson 1to1, an agency that specalizes in loyalty and CRM, has acquired The Future Customer, a leading boutique loyalty strategy and marketing company in London. The Future Customer's future-facing customer programmes and experiences transform businesses, delivering brand love with incremental revenue across retail, media, mobile, energy and health.
buyer parent: ICF International
buyer: Olson 1to1
Olson 1to1 are leaders in loyalty and CRM. They're a new breed of agency, hell-bent on delivering real, personal interactions. They bring together powerful technologies, innovative strategies and compelling creatives to help brands develop real relationships with their customers. "
target: The Future Customer Ltd.
The Future Customer is a leading boutique loyalty strategy and marketing company in London. They are a team of fresh thinkers and customer strategists with a history of building exceptional brand loyalty. They challenge the way brands approach loyalty to unlock the full potential of customers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/1/2017 via PR Web

iVision Mobile, Inc., acquired LA Text Savings

synopsis: iVision Mobile, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based mobile marketing and communications software for businesses, has acquired LA Text Savings, a mobile marketing company that specializes in providing Digital Loyalty Reward Programs and Text Message Marketing. LA Text Savings helps businesses reward their existing customers and attract new ones.
buyer: iVision Mobile, Inc.
iVision Mobile provides cloud-based mobile marketing and text messaging software solutions for businesses, both large and small. Users can send text messages (SMS messages), mms messages, and create interactive mobile campaigns with iVision Mobile ’s easy to use Text Messaging Software. "
target: LA Text Savings
LA Text Savings is a mobile marketing company that specializes in providing Digital Loyalty Reward Programs and Text Message Marketing to small-medium sized business in Southern California.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/5/2017 via PR Newswire

Periscope, will acquire Anthem Marketing Solutions

synopsis: Periscope, one of the top five independent agencies in the nation, is to acquire Anthem Marketing Solutions, a Chicago based, data-driven marketing agency. Anthem, a firm that has deep experience in diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analytics, also has experience in database marketing, journey mapping and loyalty services
buyer: Periscope
Periscope is one of the largest independent creative agencies in the nation and offers a full spectrum of marketing services to a wide range of acclaimed brands, including Arctic Cat, Autotrader, BASF, Best Buy, Bridgestone, Cox Communications, ExxonMobil and more. "
target: Anthem Marketing Solutions
Anthem Marketing Solutions is a Chicago based, data-driven marketing agency. Anthem, a firm that has deep experience in diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analytics, also has experience in database marketing, journey mapping and loyalty services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

RedePay, acquired Zimp

synopsis: The Zimp loyalty program was acquired by RedePay, an integrated payment company. Founded in 2013, Zimp is focused on developing a coalition rewards program based on a simple but bold idea: rewards points that work like money.
buyer: RedePay
RedePay is an integrated payment company. RedePay, founded by partners Sallen Moraes and Sérgio Monteiro, has been operating in the market since 2015, with the purpose of promoting digital convergence in means of payment. "
target: Zimp
Zimp provides loyalty and rewards program. Founded in 2013, Zimp is focused on developing a coalition rewards program based on a simple but bold idea: rewards points that work like money. The accumulated points are without expiration and easy to spend.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

MediaPost Group, acquired PSM Agency

synopsis: MediaPost Group , the leading relationship marketing company in the Spanish market, acquired PSM,the relational marketing agency with more than 25 years of experience in loyalty and incentives. With this acquisition, MediaPost Group consolidates its leadership as a relational marketing company both nationally and internationally.
buyer: MediaPost Group
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Spain, MediaPost Group is a leading relational marketing services company that offers a wide range of multi-channel solutions that will help attract new customers, retain current customers and add value to products and services. "
target: PSM Agency
Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Spain, PSM Agency is the relational marketing agency with more than 25 years of experience in Loyalty, Quality and Incentives.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/6/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired Grass Roots

synopsis: Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of Grass Roots Group Holdings Ltd., a leading provider of employee and customer engagement solutions, as previously described in its Aug. 31, 2016 press release. The acquisition broadens the global capabilities of Blackhawk's incentives and engagement business.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. is a leading prepaid and payments global company, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products in retail, digital and incentive channels. "
target: Grass Roots
The Grass Roots Group connects brands and people, through services such as Experience and Insight, Motivation, Rewards, Benefits, Promotions and Meetings and Events. Founded in the UK in 1980, the Group has 12 offices throughout the world and has provided services in over 100 countries.
price ($mm)
$119
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$14
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
8.2x
closed 9/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Steam Business SARL, acquired Steam Business SARL

synopsis: Steam Business SARL, a company that provides online retail of branded gifts and incentives, has undergone a management buyout led by Frederic Thollot. Steam Business specialize in customer loyalty and sales force. They are based in France.
buyer: Steam Business SARL
Steam Business SARL provides online retail of branded gifts and incentives. They specialize in customer loyalty and sales force. The company was incorporated in 2003 and is based in Asnières sur Seine, France. "
target: Steam Business SARL
Steam Business SARL provides online retail of branded gifts and incentives. They specialize in customer loyalty and sales force. The company was incorporated in 2003 and is based in Asnières sur Seine, France.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Y3 Technologies Pte Ltd., acquired Ascentis Private Limited

synopsis: Y3 Technologies has acquired Ascentis, a Singapore-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM), e-commerce, and Business Intelligence (BI) solutions provider.
buyer: Y3 Technologies Pte Ltd.
Y3 Technologies is a supply chain management solutions company based in Singapore. "
target: Ascentis Private Limited
Ascentis is a Singapore-based CRM, e-Commerce and BI solutions provider. Since 2013, Ascentis is proud to be leading the customer engagement innovation in the retail, food & beverage, entertainment, and hospitality industries.
price ($mm)
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445
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Ticker: OTCPK:TSMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total Sports Media, Inc.
Total Sports Media, Inc.
Total Sports Media, Inc. operates as a digital media and technology services company in the United States. The company offers audio and video streaming, and advertising services to Internet and terrestrial radio stations, and other broadcast content providers through its RadioLoyalty platform.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.19
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.78)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: CYXP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CityXpress Ltd
CityXpress Ltd
CityXpress develops integrated online and promotional solutions that provide media companies with opportunities to generate new sources of incremental revenues from their Internet sites.
year
2002
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, public relations and other specialty communications services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$13,962.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,171.80
EBIT ($mm)
$1,956.50
Net Income ($mm)
$1,347.40
Employees
64100
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Ticker: TSE:2433
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Group companies are committed to providing optimized solutions for advertisers, media companies and content holders in Japan and internationally. The company provides planning, production, marketing, public relations, and other services related to advertising in various media.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$12,689.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$491.78
EBIT ($mm)
$351.82
Net Income ($mm)
$208.98
Employees
23939
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Ticker: SWX:DKSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,600.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$282.63
EBIT ($mm)
$240.86
Net Income ($mm)
$232.55
Employees
32996
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Ticker: NYSE: IPG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Their companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialty marketing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8,319.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,276.60
EBIT ($mm)
$996.30
Net Income ($mm)
$453.60
Employees
54300
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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: KOSE:A030000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide Inc. is a marketing solutions company that offers advertising, public relations, shopper marketing, sports marketing, digital marketing, etc. It was established in 1973 with headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,750.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$196.43
EBIT ($mm)
$170.64
Net Income ($mm)
$116.35
Employees
1274
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Ticker: DLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,790.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.61
EBIT ($mm)
$224.47
Net Income ($mm)
$8.81
Employees
6123
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Ticker: MDCA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners is one of the fastest-growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Their agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,252.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$135.16
EBIT ($mm)
$98.26
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5647
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Ticker: AIM:SAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc is a global marketing services business working across a wide variety of industry sectors with a strategy focused on winning new business and starting new businesses.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$438.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.94
EBIT ($mm)
$22.02
Net Income ($mm)
$2.64
Employees
2483
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Ticker: ASX:IGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IVE Group
IVE Group
IVE Group Ltd is an ASX listed vertically integrated marketing and print communications provider. IVE enables its customers to communicate more effectively with their customers by creating, managing, producing and distributing content across multiple channels.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$395.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.66
EBIT ($mm)
$17.68
Net Income ($mm)
$9.65
Employees
1100
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