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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cult Collective LP, acquired Red Dragon Marketing

synopsis: Cult Collective, a premier marketing services firms devoted to helping brands achieve irrational customer loyalty and enjoy cult-like status, has acquired Red Dragon Marketing. Red Dragon specializes in marketing for the healthcare, cannabis and construction industries.
buyer: Cult Collective LP
Cult Collective is one of North America's premier marketing services firms devoted to helping brands achieve irrational customer loyalty and enjoy cult-like status. Cult Collective helps brands remain relevant in a world where consumers have too many choices and too little time. "
target: Red Dragon Marketing
Red Dragon Marketing Inc. (RDM) is a full-service marketing firm. They specialize in the delivery of digital and traditional marketing services for the healthcare, cannabis, and construction industries across North America.
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announced 2/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Arch Capital Group Ltd., will acquire Precision Marketing Asia Pacific

synopsis: Arch Reinsurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has entered into an agreement in principle to obtain a majority stake in Precision Marketing Asia Pacific, an Australian company that provides data-driven marketing solutions to banks, insurance companies, retailers and health care organizations across the Asia-Pacific region.
buyer: Arch Capital Group Ltd. (ACGL:$6,928.20)
Arch Capital Group Ltd., a Bermuda-based company, provides insurance, reinsurance and mortgage insurance on a worldwide basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries. Arch Worldwide Reinsurance Group, a part of Arch Capital Group Ltd., provides reinsurance to its clients around the globe. "
target: Precision Marketing Asia Pacific
Precision Marketing Asia Pacific (PMAP) is an Australian company that provides data-driven marketing solutions to banks, insurance companies, retailers and health care organizations across the Asia-Pacific region.
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closed 11/26/2019 via Company Press Release

UDG Healthcare plc, acquired Canale Communications

synopsis: UDG Healthcare, an Ireland-based global leader in healthcare advisory, communications, commercial, clinical and packaging services, has acquired Canale Communications, a strategic communications and creative firm exclusively serving the life science and healthcare industries.
buyer: UDG Healthcare plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
Headquartered in Ireland, UDG Healthcare is a global leader in healthcare advisory, communications, commercial, clinical and packaging services. The Group is organised and managed across two divisions: Ashfield and Sharp, and employs 8,700 people in 26 countries. "
target: Canale Communications
Canale Communications is a strategic communications and creative firm exclusively serving the life science and healthcare industries. It has worked with more than 300 biotech, health tech, and pharmaceutical companies at virtually every stage of development.
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closed 5/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Perficient, Inc., acquired Sundog

synopsis: Perficient, Inc., the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, announced it has completed the acquisition of Sundog Interactive, Inc., a marketing and technology consulting firm that delivers Salesforce solutions for the world’s leading manufacturers.
buyer: Perficient, Inc. (PRFT:$673.71)
Perficient is a leading digital transformation consulting firm. With information technology, management consulting, and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization, and industry solutions. "
target: Sundog
Sundog specializes in marketing strategy, lead management, mobile and web development, measurement and insights, technology integration and more. Sundog has 20 years in marketing, technology and integration, employs trusted experts, has over 100 certifications in Salesforce, Sitecore and more.
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announced 1/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

TransCanna, will acquire Goodfellas Group

synopsis: TransCanna Holdings Inc. is pleased to announce that it has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to acquire Goodfellas Group, LLC, a full service advertising and marketing agency for the cannabis and hemp industries, from which the Company is already acquiring 23 branding agreements.
buyer: TransCanna (CNSX:TCAN:$0.00)
TransCanna specializes in assisting cannabis farmers and manufacturers get recognized by end consumers who in turn purchase their products. They offer our services throughout every aspect of the ecosystem; from branding and design, to transportation and distribution, to marketing and sales. "
target: Goodfellas Group
The Goodfellas Group is a full service advertising and management agency that builds and sustains lasting brands. The Goodfellas team of experts help company owners develop, market, and retail licensed cannabis and cannabis-related products.
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closed 12/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Grey Group, acquired Tank

synopsis: Grey Group, the global marketing communications company, announced it has acquired Tank, a leading full-service healthcare and consumer agency with offices in Montreal. Tank serves several major brands nationally and internationally, including Audi Canada, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer, TELUS, Industrial Alliance and Mondou.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Grey Group
Grey Group ranks among the largest global communications companies. Under the banner of "Grey Famously Effective Since 1917", the agency serves a blue-chip client roster of many of the world's best known companies: Procter & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Canon, 3M and Boehringer Ingelheim. "
target: Tank
Tank is an independent agency specializing in marketing communications. With offices in Montreal, Toronto and New York, Tank serves several major brands nationally and internationally, including Audi Canada, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer, TELUS, Industrial Alliance and Mondou.
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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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closed 9/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Imprezzio Inc., acquired Knight Marketing

synopsis: Knight Marketing, an 18-year-old marketing firm based in Sarasota, Fla., became part of a global marketing group, Imprezzio Media, when it was acquired by the group’s Spokane, Wash.-based holding company, DaRK Capital.
buyer: Imprezzio Inc.
Imprezzio Inc. is a global enterprise software solution provider. The company blends contact management, sales leads, marketing processes, and workflow automation to help predict and manage sales pipelines, so businesses can deliver high-quality customer experience every time. "
target: Knight Marketing
Knight Marketing is an 18-year-old marketing firm focused on guiding clients in healthcare, the life sciences and diverse industries through solid strategies that lead to measurably positive results.
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closed 10/4/2012 via BusinessWire

Prime Access merged with Global Advertising Strategies, Inc.,

synopsis: Global Advertising Strategies has announced the acquisition of Prime Access. The newly-formed agency will fuse together healthcare marketing capabilities of both shops and will operate as Prime Access, becoming the only cross-cultural agency able to provide counsel across 18 cultures and in 35 languages.
buyer: Global Advertising Strategies, Inc.
Global Advertising Strategies is a full-service cross-cultural and international marketing and communications agency headquartered in New York. Its client base consists of some of the world’s leading brands in the pharmaceutical, lifestyle, travel, entertainment, financial, and media industries. "
target: Prime Access
Prime Access is a full-service marketing and advertising agency that creates customized marketing programs targeted to the multicultural consumers and social networks of the New American Marketplace, inclusive of Hispanic, African-American and GLBT consumers.
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closed 6/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

Chris Morris, acquired Flag Communications Ltd.

synopsis: Computershare has sold Flag Communication, a communications and marketing company, to its chairman Chris Morris for £400,000.
buyer: Chris Morris
Christopher John Morris serves as NonExecutive Chairman of the Board of Computershare Limited. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 1990 and oversaw the listing of Computershare on the ASX in 1994. "
target parent: Computershare Limited
target: Flag Communications Ltd.
Flag Communications, Ltd. engages in the plan, design, and creation of communication campaigns for print, interactive media, and video. It offers corporate design, internal communications, graduate recruitment communications, and corporate social responsibility communications services.
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announced 12/13/2011 via PR Newswire

Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, will acquire Mind Resource Healthcare Consulting Limited

synopsis: Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide has agreed to acquire a majority stake in the healthcare communications firm Mind Resource Healthcare Consulting Limited. Mind Resource is a leading firm in the highly specialised field of healthcare communications which includes disease awareness, patient education, and medical education.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide (Ogilvy PR) is a global, multi-disciplinary communications leader. Ogilvy PR blends proven PR methodologies with cutting edge digital innovations to craft strategic programs that give clients winning and measurable results. "
target: Mind Resource Healthcare Consulting Limited
Mind Resource is a full service healthcare consultancy with highly specialised experts in all spectrums of strategic healthcare communications covering press relations, issue management and lobbying, media training for healthcare professionals, consumer communications, and more.
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closed 12/15/2021 via PR Web

GoMo Health, acquired Trajectory LLC

synopsis: GoMo Health, a leading health and wellness patient and consumer engagement company, has acquired Trajectory, a hybrid brand consultancy/creative agency. Trajectory helps healthcare organizations, consumer wellness brands, and beauty brands to unlock their potential. They offer solutions for brand strategy, social media, content marketing, and more.
buyer parent: The Gold Group
buyer: GoMo Health
GoMo Health is a science-based patient and consumer engagement company focused on healthcare and wellness. GoMo Health provides a cloud-based population health management solution that supports the complete continuum of care. "
target: Trajectory LLC
Trajectory is a hybrid brand consultancy/creative agency focused on healthcare and wellness. Trajectory helps healthcare organizations, consumer wellness brands, and beauty brands to unlock their potential. They offer solutions for brand strategy, social media, content marketing, and more.
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closed 4/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Integrity Marketing Group, acquired The Brokerage Resource

synopsis: Integrity Marketing Group, LLC, the nation's largest independent distributor of life and health insurance products, announced it has acquired The Brokerage Resource, an insurance marketing organization headquartered in North Carolina. They are recognized for their knowledge and experience in the life and health insurance space.
buyer: Integrity Marketing Group
Integrity Marketing Group is the nation's leading independent distributor of life and health insurance products focused on serving the Senior Market. Integrity develops and distributes life and health insurance products with insurance carrier partners. "
target: The Brokerage Resource
The Brokerage Resource is an insurance marketing organization headquartered in North Carolina. They are recognized for their knowledge and experience in the life and health insurance space.
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closed 7/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Ruder Finn, Inc., acquired RLA Collective, Inc.

synopsis: Ruder Finn, one of the largest independent global communications and creative agencies, announced that it has acquired RLA Collective, a sales-driven integrated marketing agency specializing in health and wellness, including over-the-counter (OTC), nutritional supplement and medical device brands in North America.
buyer: Ruder Finn, Inc.
Ruder Finn is one of the largest independent global communications and creative agencies with headquarters in the US and China. It is organized around four strategic pillars that reflect its key areas of leadership: Health & Wellness, Corporate & Public Trust, Global Connectivity, and Life & Style. "
target: RLA Collective, Inc.
RLA Collective is a unique marketing services firm that combines its extensive over-the-counter (OTC) health and wellness category expertise with unparalleled passion, authenticity, commitment and personal attention.
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closed 8/23/2017 via Company Press Release

Barkley, acquired Meers Advertising

synopsis: Barkley announced that it is starting a dedicated group focused specifically on the health and finance sectors. As part of the initiative, Meers Advertising will join Barkley. Meers Advertising specializes in brands that protect the financial security of everyday people, in sectors such as health insurance and financial services.
buyer: Barkley
Barkley offers a full range of marketing communications services including advertising, public relations, cause branding, sponsorships and events, relationship marketing, social media, design, media planning and buying, motion graphics, research and interactive marketing. "
target: Meers Advertising
Meers Advertising specializes in brands that protect the financial security of everyday people. Brands in categories like insurance and financial services, to put a fine point on it. Meers knows how to connect these brands to their customers, even the elusive ones.
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closed 4/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Attercopia Group, acquired Growth UK

synopsis: Attercopia Group, a creative and commercial marketing agency built to help clients profit from digital, has acquired Growth UK, a specialist marketing company that works only with the owners of independent opticians, vets and dentists.
buyer: Attercopia Group
Attercopia is a creative and commercial marketing agency built to help clients profit from digital. They combine superior web development and digital marketing to attract, engage, sell to and serve a business' ideal customers. "
target: Growth UK
Growth UK is a specialist marketing company that works only with the owners of independent opticians, vets and dentists. They help them figure out the right strategies for growth, then implement them brilliantly.
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closed 1/28/2016 via PR Newswire

Alphaeon Corporation, acquired Eveo Communication Group

synopsis: ALPHAEON Corporation, a social commerce company and subsidiary to Strathspey Crown Holdings LLC, announced its acquisition of Eveo, an award-winning digital technology company. Eveo is a leading independent, full-service health and wellness company, rooted in technology.
buyer parent: Strathspey Crown
buyer: Alphaeon Corporation
ALPHAEON Corporation is a social commerce company with the goal of transforming lifestyle healthcare by bringing to market highly innovative products and services to promote consumer wellness, beauty and performance. "
target: Eveo Communication Group
Eveo is a leading independent, full-service health and wellness company, rooted in technology. Eveo has partnered with over 200 health brands to help them achieve their goals through insight-driven strategies, award-winning, creative, and groundbreaking innovations.
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closed 4/7/2010 via Market Wire

Baird Capital Partners, acquired NAC Marketing Co.

synopsis: Baird Capital Partners had bought a majority stake in NAC Marketing Co. (d/b/a "New Vitality"), a leading direct marketer of premium nutritional supplements and personal care products.
buyer: Baird Capital Partners
Baird Capital Partners, the U.S.-based buyout fund of Baird Private Equity, invests in lower middle-market companies in the business services, manufactured products and healthcare sectors. "
target parent: Alpine Investors, LP
target: NAC Marketing Co.
NAC Marketing has helped numerous doctors, nutritionists and researchers develop, launch, market and profit from their product ideas. NAC's marketing programs have been heard, seen and read nationwide for 14 years on radio, television, direct mail and via the internet.
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closed 6/9/2021 via Company Press Release

Lucid Group, acquired DiD Agency

synopsis: UK-based Lucid Group, a global multi-capability healthcare communications company, has acquired DiD Agency Group, a full-service healthcare creative agency. The acquisition will strengthen Lucid Group’s existing presence in the US and its ability to provide a compelling strategic, creative and digital offering globally.
buyer: Lucid Group
Based in the UK, Lucid Group is a global multi-capability healthcare communications company committed to advancing patient health outcomes. Lucid Group’s pioneering approaches to communication have received industry-wide recognition and have consistently led to market-leading growth. "
target: DiD Agency
DiD Agency Group is a full-service healthcare creative agency. DiD offers extensive capabilities in a wide range of disease areas, including market strategy, strategic communications, creative execution, media and analytics, and an on-demand studio.
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closed 12/2/2014 via PR Web

The Bawmann Group (TBG), acquired Ubiquity

synopsis: The Bawmann Group (TBG), an integrated marketing communication agency with diverse experience in the health care, education, social services, entertainment, agriculture and nonprofit fields has expanded its services with the acquisition of Denver-based Ubiquity Group, which specializes in biotech and medical technology marketing.
buyer: The Bawmann Group (TBG)
The Bawmann Group (TBG) is an integrated marketing communication agency with diverse experience in the health care, education, social services, entertainment, agriculture and nonprofit fields. TBG helps to build and communicate brands for organizations in diverse industries spanning the country. "
target: Ubiquity
Ubiquity Group specializes in biotech and medical technology marketing. Ubiquity’s work includes marketing strategy, websites, mobile apps, interactive presentations, video, print collateral and email campaigns.
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cult Collective LP, acquired Red Dragon Marketing

synopsis: Cult Collective, a premier marketing services firms devoted to helping brands achieve irrational customer loyalty and enjoy cult-like status, has acquired Red Dragon Marketing. Red Dragon specializes in marketing for the healthcare, cannabis and construction industries.
buyer: Cult Collective LP
Cult Collective is one of North America's premier marketing services firms devoted to helping brands achieve irrational customer loyalty and enjoy cult-like status. Cult Collective helps brands remain relevant in a world where consumers have too many choices and too little time. "
target: Red Dragon Marketing
Red Dragon Marketing Inc. (RDM) is a full-service marketing firm. They specialize in the delivery of digital and traditional marketing services for the healthcare, cannabis, and construction industries across North America.
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cult Collective LP, acquired Red Dragon Marketing

synopsis: Cult Collective, a premier marketing services firms devoted to helping brands achieve irrational customer loyalty and enjoy cult-like status, has acquired Red Dragon Marketing. Red Dragon specializes in marketing for the healthcare, cannabis and construction industries.
buyer: Cult Collective LP
Cult Collective is one of North America's premier marketing services firms devoted to helping brands achieve irrational customer loyalty and enjoy cult-like status. Cult Collective helps brands remain relevant in a world where consumers have too many choices and too little time. "
target: Red Dragon Marketing
Red Dragon Marketing Inc. (RDM) is a full-service marketing firm. They specialize in the delivery of digital and traditional marketing services for the healthcare, cannabis, and construction industries across North America.
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closed 1/24/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Bond Brand Loyalty, acquired Drumroll

synopsis: Bond, a leading customer experience and loyalty marketing firm, has announced the acquisition of Drumroll, an Austin, Texas-based brand experience agency.
buyer: Bond Brand Loyalty
Bond is a global, data-driven customer experience and loyalty management business. It specializes in the Marketing, Measurement, and Management of powerful experiences that build brand loyalty for the world’s most influential brands. "
target: Drumroll
Drumroll is an Austin, Texas-based brand experience agency. The company is uniquely designed to help brands reach, engage and develop customers through insightfully crafted experiences.
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closed 1/20/2022 via PR Newswire

DCG ONE, acquired The Garrigan Lyman Group

synopsis: DCG ONE, one of the largest privately owned marketing services providers in the US, has acquired The Garrigan Lyman Group (GLG), a brand and digital agency. GLG delivers brand and digital experiences that help ambitious companies broadcast their vision. They provide services for brand strategy, digital experiences, customer engagement, and more.
buyer: DCG ONE
DCG ONE is one of the largest privately held marketing services providers in the US. They service a variety of Fortune 500 companies and provides world-class marketing capabilities from print production to integrated fulfillment and data services to a full-service creative agency division. "
target: The Garrigan Lyman Group
The Garrigan Lyman Group (GLG) is a brand and digital agency. GLG delivers transformative brand and digital experiences that help ambitious companies broadcast their vision and deliver on their mission. They provide services for brand strategy, digital experiences, customer engagement, and more.
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closed 1/5/2022 via PR Newswire

V12 Marketing, acquired BZA LLC

synopsis: V12 Marketing, a full-service marketing agency, has acquired BZA, a full service web design and digital marketing agency. BZA helps their clients to create responsive websites with a modern and functional design. They also provide services for e-commerce sites, search engine optimization, branding, e-mail marketing, and more.
buyer: V12 Marketing
V12 Marketing is a full-service marketing and web development agency. V12 enables their clients to maximize their marketing efforts and grow their business. They offer services for web design, SEO, social media, logo design, PR, and more. "
target: BZA LLC
BZA is a full service web design and digital marketing agency. BZA helps their clients to create responsive websites with a modern and functional design. They also provide services for e-commerce sites, search engine optimization, branding, e-mail marketing, and more.
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closed 12/15/2021 via PR Newswire

Pariveda, acquired Sustena Group

synopsis: Pariveda Solutions, Inc. has acquired Sustena Group, Inc., a New York City-based management consulting firm. With the addition of Sustena, Pariveda provides holistic branding services, including developing, naming and launching B2B brands that unite employees, attract customers and increase enterprise value.
buyer: Pariveda
Pariveda is a consulting firm solving complex technology and business problems by aligning its people-development focus with the mission of its clients. Pariveda helps clients identify, architect, and develop custom solutions to help their organization succeed now and into the future. "
target: Sustena Group
Sustena is a New York City-based business-to-business brand development and go-to-market firm focused on working with executive leaders of investor-backed, growth-focused businesses to transform their brands into strategic business assets.
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announced 12/9/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Simply Better Brands Corp., will acquire BRN Group Inc.

synopsis: Simply Better Brands Corp. is to acquire The BRN Group Inc., a company that provides total brand management services including strategic brand planning, digital presence mapping, online and offline distribution.
buyer: Simply Better Brands Corp. (TSXV:SBBC:$12.27)
Simply Better Brands Corp. leads an international omni-channel platform with diversified assets in the emerging plant-based and holistic wellness consumer product categories. "
target: BRN Group Inc.
Founded in 2019, BRN Group provides total brand management services including strategic brand planning, digital presence mapping, online and offline distribution.
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closed 12/9/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Amsive Digital, acquired iFuel Interactive

synopsis: Amsive, a leading data-centric, omnichannel marketing agency, announced it has completed the acquisition of iFuel Interactive, a full-service advertising and web development agency located in New York. As a full-service agency, iFuel offers 360° services from branding, design, and development to eCommerce, media, and experiential marketing.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Amsive Digital
Amsive is a data-centric, omnichannel marketing services agency that delivers market share growth with innovative customer acquisition and engagement solutions. Amsive operates as a full-service agency that brings marketing to life. "
target: iFuel Interactive
iFuel is a leading advertising and development agency that identifies and communicates brand stories — everywhere brands live. As a full-service agency, iFuel offers 360° services from branding, design, and development to eCommerce, media, and experiential marketing.
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closed 12/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

1905 New Media, acquired Arco & Associates

synopsis: 1905 New Media, an integrated marketing communications firm, has acquired Arco + Associates, LLC, a full-service marketing communications firm. Arco helps organizations to focus their marketing investments and increase their bottom lines. The company specializes in content creation, branding, social media advertising, and public relations.
buyer: 1905 New Media
1905 New Media is an integrated marketing communications firm. 1905 New Media uses a proven approach to help guide aspiring brands through today’s marketing maze. They specalize in branding, digital marketing, custom website and app development, public relations, and commercial printing. "
target: Arco & Associates
Arco & Associates is a full-service marketing communications firm. Arco helps organizations to focus their marketing investments and increase their bottom lines. The company specializes in strategic planning, content creation, branding, social media advertising, and public relations.
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closed 12/8/2021 via PR Newswire

Dynata, acquired Ameritest

synopsis: Dynata has acquired Ameritest, a brand and advertising research consultancy. The acquisition strengthens Dynata's advertising solutions offerings within the Dynata Platform, adding key creative testing capabilities to help clients measure the effectiveness of their messages to create engaging creative for better communication and higher ROI.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the world's largest first-party data and insights platform. With a reach of over 62 million consumers and business professionals globally, and an extensive library of individual profile attributes collected through surveys, Dynata is the cornerstone for precise, trustworthy quality data. "
target: Ameritest
Ameritest is a high-end brand and advertising research consultancy. Through an integrated system of research methodologies, Ameritest helps clients grow their brand image, optimize their ad executions, and improve the effectiveness of their advertising over time.
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closed 12/6/2021 via BNC Analysis

WPP Group, plc, acquired Made Thought

synopsis: WPP, a creative transformation company in the UK, has acquired a majority stake in Made Thought, a creative agency in the UK. Made Thought is a like-minded collective of creatives that specializes in shaping brands. They provide creative strategy, design, and change services to shape visionary brands into icons of tomorrow.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$16,598.04)
WPP is a creative transformation company based in the UK. The Group provides a comprehensive range of services, including digital, ecommerce & shopper marketing, advertising & media investment management, data investment management, public relations & public affairs, brand consulting, and more. "
target: Made Thought
Made Thought is a creative agency in the UK. Made Thought is a like-minded collective of creatives that specializes in shaping brands. They provide creative strategy, design, and change services to shape visionary brands into icons of tomorrow.
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closed 11/30/2021 via BNC Analysis

MSQ Partners Limited, acquired Elmwood Design Ltd.

synopsis: Agency group MSQ has acquired international design firm Elmwood, a global brand design consultancy working locally in London, New York and Singapore. They specialize in graphic packaging design, corporate communications, web design, brand strategy, brand architecture, marketing, brand identity, corporate identity, and more.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: MSQ Partners Limited
MSQ is a leading tech-enabled marketing communications group. They help businesses earn brands earn Emotional Capital to attract, convert, retain and grow valuable customers. "
target: Elmwood Design Ltd.
Elmwood is a global brand design consultancy working locally in London, New York and Singapore. They specialize in graphic packaging design, corporate communications, web design, brand strategy, brand architecture, marketing, brand identity, corporate identity, and more.
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closed 11/17/2021 via BusinessWire

MoneyLion, acquired Malka

synopsis: MoneyLion Inc., an award-winning, data-driven, digital financial platform, announced that it has acquired MALKA Media Group LLC, a rapidly growing creator network and content platform.
buyer: MoneyLion (ML:$130.75)
MoneyLion is a mobile banking and financial membership platform that empowers people to take control of their finances. Since its launch in 2013, MoneyLion has earned its members' trust by building a full-service digital platform to deliver mobile banking, lending, and investment solutions. "
target: Malka
MALKA Media is a rapidly growing creator network and content platform. They are a category leader and innovator in the fastest growing digital media and content sectors across entertainment, sports, gaming, live streaming, and brand storytelling.
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closed 11/17/2021 via PR Newswire

Candid, acquired Brand Potential

synopsis: Candid, a marketing platform in the Netherlands, has acquired Brand Potential, a brand transformation agency in the UK. Brand Potential helps brands around the world to reach their potential. The company specializes in transforming brands to achieve accelerated growth through insights, innovation, brand strategy, and design.
buyer: Candid
Netherlands-based Candid is the world’s first MarCom (Marketing Communications) platform organization. The company offers a full set of media, creative, and data agencies, delivering services in every phase of the marketing journey. "
target: Brand Potential
Brand Potential is a brand transformation agency in the UK. Brand Potential helps brands around the world to reach their potential and achieve long term value. The company specializes in transforming brands to achieve accelerated growth through insights, innovation, brand strategy, and design.
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closed 11/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Finn Partners, acquired Maverick Creative

synopsis: Global independent marketing and communications firm, FINN Partners, has acquired Maverick Creative, a creative communications agency specializing in modern storytelling for travel and lifestyle clients. Maverick will retain its current branding and operations while expanding its presence to the UK.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners has become one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company's record setting pace is a result of organic growth and integrating new companies and new people into the FINN world. "
target: Maverick Creative
Maverick Creative is a creative communications agency specializing in modern storytelling for travel and lifestyle clients. Maverick Creative combines razor-sharp awareness of industry trends and a tight embrace of contemporary storytelling to grab media and consumers alike.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Finn Partners, acquired Anthology Marketing Group

synopsis: FINN Partners, a global marketing and communications firm, announced that it plans to acquire Honolulu-based Anthology Marketing Group. Anthology is a marketing communications company with offices in Seattle, Honolulu, San Francisco, and Guam.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners has become one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company's record setting pace is a result of organic growth and integrating new companies and new people into the FINN world. "
target: Anthology Marketing Group
Anthology is a marketing communications company with offices in Seattle, Honolulu, San Francisco, and Guam. They provide services in public relations, social media, brand, advertising, information design, digital, mobile, media strategy, research, and analytics.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/6/2021 via BusinessWire

SourceCode Communications LLC, acquired Strike 2

synopsis: SourceCode Communications, a New York-based technology and innovation communications agency, announced it acquired Chicago-based integrated creative agency, Strike 2. Founded in 2019, they provide a robust offering of creative and digital services for a wide range of clients—from startups to Fortune 100s.
buyer: SourceCode Communications LLC
SourceCode Communications is a New York-based technology and innovation communications agency. They offer services in strategy, social media, influencer relations, crisis communications, analytics, and more. "
target: Strike 2
Strike 2 is a Chicago-based integrated creative agency. Founded in 2019, they provide a robust offering of creative and digital services for a wide range of clients—from startups to Fortune 100s.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/23/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Brandfire Marketing merged with OKD Marketing,

synopsis: OKD Marketing has announced its merger with Brandfire Marketing, becoming Evolve Agency Group. Brandfire is a mid-size, full-service marketing agency located in Markham, ON and OKD Marketing is an independent, full-service marketing and communications agency also based in Canada.
buyer: OKD Marketing
OKD Marketing is an independent, full-service marketing and communications agency in Canada. ODK Marketing is a one stop shop for all marketing needs. They offer marketing services in all categories, including strategy, media, creative, social, digital, promotional, event, and branding. "
target: Brandfire Marketing
Brandfire is a mid-size, full-service marketing agency located in Markham, ON which specializes in brand planning & development, advertising, digital & social, and shopper marketing.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/8/2021 via BusinessWire

Accenture, will acquire King James Group

synopsis: Accenture, a global professional services company, has entered into an agreement to acquire South Africa-based King James Group, a highly awarded creative agency with deep expertise in brand strategy, creativity and digital marketing services.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$53,736.36)
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. "
target: King James Group
King James Group is an independent South African agency, made up of seven specialist companies and divisions that work in tandem. They span advertising, branding, PR, digital marketing and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/8/2021 via PR Newswire

Lambert & Co., acquired The Vandiver Group, Inc.

synopsis: Lambert & Co., a public relations, investor relations and integrated marketing firm, has acquired The Vandiver Group (TVG), a strategic communications and public relations firm. TVG helps clients to strategize, visualize, and navigate their communication issues. They offer services for PR, social media, reputation management, branding, and more.
buyer: Lambert & Co.
Lambert & Co. is a public relations, investor relations and integrated marketing firm. Lambert helps clients across the globe to build brand awareness, drive sales and scale business. Their portfolio of clients spans a broad spectrum of industries including automotive, food, education and more. "
target: The Vandiver Group, Inc.
The Vandiver Group (TVG) is an award-winning strategic communications and public relations firm. TVG helps clients to strategize, visualize, articulate and navigate their communication issues. They offer services for PR, social media, reputation management, branding, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/1/2021 via PR Newswire

Hawke Media, acquired Seriously Creative

synopsis: Hawke Media, an award-winning marketing consultancy, has acquired Seriously Creative, a full service digital marketing agency in Canada. Seriously Creative creates custom designs, exciting marketing campaigns and functional websites to help their clients succeed. They offer services for social media marketing, SEO, web design, branding, and more.
buyer: Hawke Media
Hawke Media is an award-winning marketing consultancy based in Los Angeles, California. It offers custom, data-driven marketing strategies to businesses of all sizes, offering its services on a month-to-month, a la carte basis. "
target: Seriously Creative
Seriously Creative is a full service digital marketing agency in Canada. Seriously Creative creates custom designs, exciting marketing campaigns and functional websites to help their clients succeed. They offer services for social media marketing, SEO, web design, branding, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/27/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Merkle, Inc., acquired LiveArea

synopsis: PFSweb, Inc., a global commerce services company, announced that it has completed the sale of LiveArea, its global customer experience and commerce agency business unit, to Merkle, Inc., a leading technology-enabled, data-driven customer experience management (CXM) company within Dentsu Group’s international business, Dentsu International.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target parent: PFSweb, Inc.
target: LiveArea
LiveArea is an award-winning global customer experience and commerce agency. They bring the full potential of digital business to life, helping brands create meaningful and lasting customer connections.
price ($mm)
$250
rev ($mm)
$85
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA

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