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closed 2/6/2020 via PR Newswire

Relish Interactive, acquired Rocket Cartoons

synopsis: Relish Interactive, an award-winning Canadian digital studio, has acquired Rocket Cartoons, an indie animation studio in Costa Rica. Rocket Cartoons is the main producer of animated entertainment content for kids in Central America. Their original productions include Super Punch, Cocoland, Kip Van Creepy, Terror in Doomsville and more.
buyer: Relish Interactive
Relish Interactive is an award-winning Canadian digital studio. Relish Interactive mixes storytelling and animation with technical magic to create immersive experiences for any platform. From apps and games to film and TV, their work connects brands with audiences in unforgettable ways. "
target: Rocket Cartoons
Rocket Cartoons is an indie animation studio in Costa Rica. Rocket Cartoons is the main producer of animated entertainment content for kids in Central America. Their original productions include Super Punch, Cocoland, Kip Van Creepy, Terror in Doomsville and more.
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closed 8/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Koch Media, acquired Sola Media

synopsis: Embracer Group has acquired Sola Media through THQ Nordic subsidiary, Koch Film. One of the leading companies in its field, Sola Media has been operating in the international arena since 2004, selling some of the most beloved children & family films across the globe, and specializing in high-quality animated features for the big screen.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Koch Media
Austria-based Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, video games and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label. "
target: Sola Media
One of the leading companies in its field, Sola Media has been operating in the international arena since 2004, selling some of the most beloved children & family films across the globe, and specializing in high-quality animated features for the big screen. They are based in Germany.
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closed 11/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Digital Television Russia, acquired Parovoz LLC

synopsis: Digital Television Russia (DTR), a Russian media company focused on thematic TV, has acquired a 51% stake in Parovoz, one of Russia's largest animation studios. Parovoz combines traditional animation with modern technologies to produce animated series and feature films. Their series include Be-be-bears, Paper Tales, Magic Lantern and more.
buyer parent: All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company
buyer: Digital Television Russia
Digital Television Russia (DTR) is a Russian media company focused on thematic TV. DTR delivers audiovisual content to TVs, PCs, smartphones, tablets, and movie theaters. DTR operates 19 channels that offer various genres, including entertainment, educational, drama, documentary and more. "
target: Parovoz LLC
Parovoz is one of Russia's largest animation studios. Parovoz combines traditional animation with modern technologies to produce animated series and feature films. Their series include Be-be-bears, Paper Tales, Magic Lantern, Leo and Tig, Fantasy Patrol, Heroes of Envell and more.
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closed 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Aardman Animations Limited, acquired Aardman Animations Limited

synopsis: Aardman Animation, the stop-motion studio behind the Oscar-winning Wallace & Gromit shorts and Chicken Run, has brokered a new deal that puts ownership of the studio in the hands of its employees. Peter Lord and David Sproxton, who started the company, have ordered 75% of shares placed into a trust, where they will be held for Aardman’s workers.
buyer: Aardman Animations Limited
Aardman Animations Limited produces animation and theatrical feature films. It also produces TV series and short films, and works for broadcast and advertising spots. Aardman is best known for creating Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. "
target: Aardman Animations Limited
Aardman Animations Limited produces animation and theatrical feature films. It also produces TV series and short films, and works for broadcast and advertising spots. Aardman is best known for creating Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep.
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closed 5/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Grom Social, purchased Bonnie Boat & Friends from Raise TV

synopsis: Grom Social Enterprises, an innovative leader in providing original social media content to children, has acquired the Bonnie Boat & Friends brand from Raise TV, an inspirational children’s network. Bonnie Boat & Friends is an animated short that teaches children the importance of friendship, teamwork, sharing and caring for one another.
buyer: Grom Social (OTCPK:GRMM:$6.16)
Grom Social is a safe social media platform for kids between the ages of five and 16. Grom allows kids to have the opportunity to create a profile, make friends, chat and share content. Grom offers videos, games, photos and Fan Pages that range from good digital citizenship to DIY projects and more."
seller: Raise TV
Bonnie Boat & Friends is an animated short that teaches children the importance of friendship, teamwork, sharing and caring for one another. Bonnie Boat & Friends belongs to Raise TV, an inspirational children’s network that offers original faith-based series programming.
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closed 5/16/2018 via Company Press Release

Mediawan S.A., acquired ON Kids & Family

synopsis: Mediawan, an independent European audiovisual content platform, is continuing its development by acquiring ON Kids & Family, a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in television and motion picture production for kids & family.
buyer: Mediawan S.A. (ENXTPA:MDW:$570.79)
Mediawan is a ‘Special Purpose Acquisition Company’ (SPAC) created to acquire one or more operating businesses with an intention to focus on “target businesses or companies with principal operations in the traditional and digital media content and entertainment industries in Europe”. "
target: ON Kids & Family
ON Kids & Family is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in television and motion picture production for kids & family, including CGI animated feature films (The Little Prince) and television series (Miraculous Ladybug) meant for audiences around the world.
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closed 1/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Media, acquired Cosmos-Maya

synopsis: Emerald Media, a pan-Asian platform established by KKR to invest in the fast-growing media and entertainment industries across Asia, has acquired a majority stake in Cosmos-Maya, Asia’s leading animation production studio that produces high-quality 3D as well as 2D animation content.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Emerald Media
Emerald Media is a pan-Asian platform established by KKR to invest in the fast-growing media and entertainment industries across Asia. Emerald Media primarily focuses on providing growth capital to media, entertainment and digital media companies. "
target: Cosmos-Maya
Cosmos-Maya is Asia’s leading animation production studio that produces high-quality 3D as well as 2D animation content. Cosmos-Maya produces around 600 minutes (30 half hours) of animation on a monthly basis and has produced over 20000 minutes of original animated content.
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announced 10/1/2017 via Reuters

Bain Capital, will acquire Asatsu-DK, Inc.

synopsis: U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital aims to buy advertising agency, Asatsu-DK Inc. Headquartered in Tokyo, the firm is Japan's third largest advertising agency after Dentsu and Hakuhodo. The agency has 80 offices in over 20 countries.
buyer: Bain Capital
Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with more than $75 billion in assets under management that creates lasting impact for their investors, teams, businesses and the communities in which they live. "
target: Asatsu-DK, Inc. (TSE:9747:$3,108.59)
Asatsu-DK Inc. is a Japanese advertising agency. Headquartered in the Toranomon Hills building complex in Minato, Tokyo since June 2014, the firm is Japan's third largest advertising agency after Dentsu and Hakuhodo. The agency has 80 offices in over 20 countries.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Factory, acquired Rollo Rights Limited

synopsis: Manchester-based, BAFTA-winning animation studio Factory has acquired Rollo Rights, and will be developing their own IP under its new licensing division Factory Rights. Rollo Rights Limited, based in Hertford, UK, distributes animated films. Their catalog includes Rupert Fawcett’s Off The Leash and David McKee’s Mr Benn, and more.
buyer: Factory
Factory is an independent, innovative, multi-genre animation studio working in broadcast and advertising. Factory has developed a reputation as a world leader in the design and collaborative development of immersive entertainment. "
target: Rollo Rights Limited
Rollo Rights Limited, based in Hertford, UK, distributes animated films. Their catalog includes Rupert Fawcett’s Off The Leash and David McKee’s Mr Benn, as well as King Rollo, Victor & Maria, Towser, Watt the Devil, Art, Ric, and Dr Xargle.
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closed 3/8/2017 via Company Press Release

Kaiken Entertainment Ltd, purchased Animation Studio and Publishing business from Rovio Entertainment ltd.

synopsis: Kaiken Entertainment, a entertainment company specializing in storytelling through film, apps, streaming video and publishing, has purchased Rovio's TV animation studio in Vancouver and Rovio's book publishing business. The two assets have made a variety of animations and books about Rovio's most well know franchise, Angry Birds.
buyer: Kaiken Entertainment Ltd
Kaiken Entertainment is an entertainment company based out of Los Angeles, Helsinki and Vancouver specializing in storytelling through TV, film, digital products and publishing with a team that has achieved the impossible many times over. "
seller: Rovio Entertainment ltd. (HLSE:ROVIO:$323.62)
Rovio is a entertainment media company. Their most well know product is the Angry Birds mobile app game. They own an animation studio and publishing buisness which have expanded the Angry Birds universe by creating a variety of cartoons and fictional books for the franchise.
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closed 8/3/2016 via Company Press Release

Boat Rocker Media, acquired Jam Filled Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Boat Rocker Media, a global entertainment company that creates, produces and distributes premium content and brands, continues to make strategic investments to grow its family and kids content with the acquisition of Jam Filled Entertainment, a leading full service animation company in Canada. With a focus on premium 2D content.
buyer: Boat Rocker Media
Boat Rocker Media is a global entertainment company that creates, produces and distributes premium media content for all platforms and develops brands and IP for worldwide monetization. "
target: Jam Filled Entertainment Inc.
Founded in 2008, Jam Filled Entertainment is a full-service digital animation studio headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, providing quality work from concept to animation.
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closed 9/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Aardman Animations Limited, acquired Nathan Love

synopsis: Aardman Animation, the creator of Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep, is to make its first international expansion by taking a majority stake in New York-based animation studio Nathan Love. Through the deal, Aardman will set up its first permanent production facility outside the UK.
buyer: Aardman Animations Limited
Aardman Animations Limited produces animation and theatrical feature films. It also produces TV series and short films, and works for broadcast and advertising spots. Aardman is best known for creating Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. "
target: Nathan Love
Driven by a passion to tell great stories and connect with audiences around the globe, Nathan Love develops memorable characters, imaginative worlds, and engaging narratives for television, film, interactive and more.
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announced 10/13/2014 via BNC Analysis

Toonz Media Group, will acquire Imira Entertainment

synopsis: India's Toonz Entertainment has agreed to acquire Spain's Imira Entertainment, a producer-distributor of kids content. Imira is behind such series as Sandra the Fairytale Detective and Lucky Fred. Toonz Entertainment will take full ownership of Imira, subject to due diligence.
buyer: Toonz Media Group
Toonz Media Group is a group of companies that offer production services in animation. The companies include Toonz Animation, one of the biggest animation production houses in South Asia, Toonz Digital, a web and game developer, and Toonz Academy, a top animation school in Kerala. "
target: Imira Entertainment
Imira Entertainment is a leading Spanish company in the production and international distribution of animation and fiction series and films for children and adolescents, specializing in digital contents.
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closed 7/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Cake Entertainment Limited, acquired Cake Entertainment Limited

synopsis: The management of U.K.-based kids company CAKE Entertainment has bought back the 51 percent stake previously owned by Spain’s Zinkia. CAKE is one of the world's leading kids' and family entertainment distributors.
buyer: Cake Entertainment Limited
CAKE is one of the world's leading kids' and family entertainment distributors. Since 2002, the London-based company has worked with animation and live-action producers from around the world to develop, co-produce, commercially position and manage their IP propositions for international market. "
target parent: Zinkia Entertainment
target: Cake Entertainment Limited
CAKE is one of the world's leading kids' and family entertainment distributors. Since 2002, the London-based company has worked with animation and live-action producers from around the world to develop, co-produce, commercially position and manage their IP propositions for international market.
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announced 1/29/2014 via BNC Analysis

Nippon TV Holdings, will acquire Tatsunoko Production Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Nippon TV Holdings has announced its agreement to acquire Tatsunoko Production, a Takara Tomy Group company. Tatsunoko Production Co., Ltd. is a Japanese animation company founded in 1962.
buyer: Nippon TV Holdings (TSE:9404:$3,175.77)
Nippon Television Holdings is a holding company that manages and operates broadcast companies in the group, through ownership of shares and stocks. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target parent: Takara Tomy Company, Ltd.
target: Tatsunoko Production Co., Ltd.
Tatsunoko Production Co., Ltd. is a Japanese animation company founded in 1962.
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closed 7/13/2016 via BusinessWire

Hasbro, Inc., acquired Boulder Media

synopsis: Hasbro, Inc. has acquired Boulder Media, a multi-award winning Irish animation company based in Dublin. Boulder has produced a variety of award-winning series for Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney and BBC. Founded in 2000, Boulder is one of the fastest growing animation studios in Ireland with approximately 150 full-time employees.
buyer: Hasbro, Inc. (HAS:$5,474.64)
Hasbro is a global company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive lifestyle licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families. "
target: Boulder Media
Boulder Media is a multi-award winning Irish animation company based in Dublin. One of Ireland’s largest animation studios, it has produced many great shows for Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, BBC and Disney, including Wander Over Yonder for Disney, and Go Jetters and Danger Mouse for BBC.
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announced 12/2/2014 via Reuters

DHX Media Ltd., will acquire Nerd Corps Entertainment

synopsis: DHX Media Ltd, which produces children's entertainment shows, said it has agreed to buy privately held Nerd Corps Entertainment, one of North America’s largest privately owned animation studios.
buyer: DHX Media Ltd. (TSX:DHX.B:$318.42)
DHX Media Ltd., a leading broadcaster, creator, producer and marketer of family entertainment, is recognized globally for such brands as Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Teletubbies, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test, and the multi-award winning Degrassi franchise. "
target: Nerd Corps Entertainment
Nerd Corps Entertainment, established in 2002, is one of North America’s largest privately owned animation studios, boasting a diverse portfolio of award-winning original properties such as Slugterra, League of Super Evil, Storm Hawks and Rated A for Awesome.
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closed 7/30/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

Moonbug, acquired Cocomelon

synopsis: Cocomelon, the YouTube children’s animated nursery rhymes and songs channel that is one of the platform’s most-viewed channel with over 3.3 billion average monthly views, has been acquired by Moonbug Entertainment.
buyer: Moonbug
Moonbug is a global entertainment company providing fun and safe content for children. Moonbug develops and distributes age-appropriate content that encourages healthy values such as compassion, empathy and resilience, while teaching children fundamental life skills. "
target: Cocomelon
Cocomelon is a YouTube children’s animated nursery rhymes and songs channel that is one of the platform’s most-viewed channel with over 3.3 billion average monthly views
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closed 2/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Riki Group, acquired Aeroplane Productions

synopsis: Leading Russian animation company Riki Group (Kikoriki) has acquired a controlling interest and consolidation of 100% of the shares of Aeroplane Productions. Aeroplane Productions, with headquarters in Moscow, Russia, specializes in the production of cultural and commercial projects that feature high quality animation.
buyer: Riki Group
Riki Group is a leading animation holding in Russia, specializing in creation, management, licensing and promotion of media brands for a family audience in Russia, CIS States and territory of the European Union. "
target: Aeroplane Productions
Aeroplane Productions, with headquarters in Moscow, Russia, specializes in the production of cultural and commercial projects that feature high quality animation.
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Silvergate Media

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television has acquired independent media company Silvergate Media from the management team of Silvergate and from Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles based investment firm. Silvergate focuses on developing, producing and licensing children’s animation with offices in both London and New York.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry's leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. SPT boasts a program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, original animated series, and more. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Silvergate Media
Silvergate focuses on developing, producing and licensing children’s animation with offices in both London and New York. Currently in production: three new seasons of Octonauts (Above and Beyond), two 70-minute movies and a 44-minute musical; Season 2 and a 70-minute movie special of Hilda.
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closed 2/6/2020 via PR Newswire

Relish Interactive, acquired Rocket Cartoons

synopsis: Relish Interactive, an award-winning Canadian digital studio, has acquired Rocket Cartoons, an indie animation studio in Costa Rica. Rocket Cartoons is the main producer of animated entertainment content for kids in Central America. Their original productions include Super Punch, Cocoland, Kip Van Creepy, Terror in Doomsville and more.
buyer: Relish Interactive
Relish Interactive is an award-winning Canadian digital studio. Relish Interactive mixes storytelling and animation with technical magic to create immersive experiences for any platform. From apps and games to film and TV, their work connects brands with audiences in unforgettable ways. "
target: Rocket Cartoons
Rocket Cartoons is an indie animation studio in Costa Rica. Rocket Cartoons is the main producer of animated entertainment content for kids in Central America. Their original productions include Super Punch, Cocoland, Kip Van Creepy, Terror in Doomsville and more.
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closed 2/6/2020 via PR Newswire

Relish Interactive, acquired Rocket Cartoons

synopsis: Relish Interactive, an award-winning Canadian digital studio, has acquired Rocket Cartoons, an indie animation studio in Costa Rica. Rocket Cartoons is the main producer of animated entertainment content for kids in Central America. Their original productions include Super Punch, Cocoland, Kip Van Creepy, Terror in Doomsville and more.
buyer: Relish Interactive
Relish Interactive is an award-winning Canadian digital studio. Relish Interactive mixes storytelling and animation with technical magic to create immersive experiences for any platform. From apps and games to film and TV, their work connects brands with audiences in unforgettable ways. "
target: Rocket Cartoons
Rocket Cartoons is an indie animation studio in Costa Rica. Rocket Cartoons is the main producer of animated entertainment content for kids in Central America. Their original productions include Super Punch, Cocoland, Kip Van Creepy, Terror in Doomsville and more.
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closed 4/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

eYantra, acquired Digital Ozone

synopsis: eYantra, a brand merchandising and marketing firm in India, has acquired Digital Ozone, a full-service digital marketing agency in India. Digital Ozone creates mind blowing designs and specialised content to help brands build greater customer engagement online. They offer services for content, branding, SEO, social media, web development, and more.
buyer: eYantra
eYantra is a brand merchandising and marketing firm in India. eYantra serves as a one stop shop for Rewards & Recognition (R&R) programs, brand merchandising & prepaid gifting instruments. They offer solutions for corporate gifting, brand stores, prepaid, R&R, and more. "
target: Digital Ozone
Digital Ozone is a full-service digital marketing agency in India. Digital Ozone creates mind blowing designs and specialised content to help brands build greater customer engagement online. They offer services for content, branding, SEO, social media, web development, and more.
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closed 4/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

Finn Partners, acquired MintTwist

synopsis: Finn Partners, a global integrated marketing agency, has acquired MintTwist, an award-winning digital marketing agency based in London. MintTwist works closely with brands from around the world to build immersive and memorable digital experiences. They offer services for SEO, PPC, social media, web design, content marketing and more.
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: MintTwist
MintTwist is an award-winning digital marketing agency based in London. MintTwist works closely with brands from around the world to build immersive and memorable digital experiences. They offer services for SEO, PPC, social media, web design, content marketing and more.
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announced 4/9/2021 via Company Press Release

OpenTech Alliance, will acquire Adigma io

synopsis: OpenTech Alliance, the leading developer of innovative smart-connected technology solutions for the self storage industry, will acquire Adigma, LLC, a leading digital marketing and technology company. Adigma is a premier marketing services agency working to help companies nationwide implement trackable, creative, and savvy digital marketing.
buyer: OpenTech Alliance
OpenTech Alliance is the leader in automation and call center services for the self storage industry. They help storage owners work smarter by increasing productivity, profitability, and customer satisfaction with innovative technologies designed from the ground up for the self storage business. "
target: Adigma io
Adigma is a marketing agency and technology company. Specializing in Account Based Marketing and multi-location businesses, Adigma uses its platform and machine learning to define customer intent & maximize performance. They also offer ad delivery, content marketing, search optimization, and more.
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closed 3/24/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

emBlue, acquired Zenmen

synopsis: An omnichannel platform that ensures a smooth customer journey, from awareness through purchase, announced it acquired Denver-based Zenman for their reputable expertise and phenomenal team. Zenman offers innovation in the world of web design and development.
buyer: emBlue
emBlue, based in Argentina, uses an Omnichannel customer-centered strategy, taking clients’ communications plans to a whole new level. emBlue links different channels, such as Email, SMS and Push Notification with tailor-made messages, giving customers a unique brand experience. "
target: Zenmen
Zenman is a marketing and advertising company that offers their clients a balance of left- and right-brain thinking, matching data-driven goals with intuitive designs that deliver rich experiences. They provide a wide range of digital services that will help their customers grow their business.
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closed 3/5/2021 via BusinessWire

Sun Capital Partners, acquired Exadel, Inc.

synopsis: Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private investment firm focused on defensible businesses in growing markets with tangible performance improvement opportunities, has completed the acquisition of Exadel, Inc., a founder-owned, global provider of digital software engineering solutions and services.
buyer: Sun Capital Partners
Sun Capital Partners, Inc. is a global private equity firm focused on partnering with management teams to accelerate value creation. Sun Capital has invested in more than 420 companies worldwide with revenues in excess of $50 billion across a broad range of industries and transaction structures. "
target: Exadel, Inc.
Exadel is a leading digital platform engineering services provider. Through technical software development, Exadel helps Fortune 500 clients accelerate their digital transformations by providing innovative solutions, services, and engineering expertise.
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closed 3/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Frank PR, acquired Frank PR

synopsis: Frank, a creative agency that helps brands lead, drive and own conversations, has completed a management buyout from Enero Group, taking back 100% ownership of the UK PR firm. The deal sees Frank co-founder and chairman Graham Goodkind and MD Alex Grier acquire the remaining 75% held by Enero.
buyer: Frank PR
The management buyout was led by Frank co-founder and chairman Graham Goodkind and MD Alex Grier. "
target parent: Enero Group Limited
target: Frank PR
Frank is a creative agency that helps brands lead, drive and own conversations. They specialize in consumer PR, social media and online PR, events, experiential, content marketing, brand communication, and more.
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closed 3/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Entersoft S.A., acquired Wedia Ltd

synopsis: Entersoft S.A., a leading business software and services provider in South East Europe and the Middle East, has acquired Wedia Ltd, a digital consultancy in Greece. Wedia specialises in web design and development, social media marketing, SEO, email marketing, content marketing, and more.
buyer: Entersoft S.A. (ATSE:ENTER:$18.30)
Entersoft is a leading business software and services provider in South East Europe and the Middle East. Entersoft offers a business software suite with ERP, CRM, WMS, Mobile, E-Commerce and B.I. applications. The industries they serve include manufacturing, food, retail, hospitality, and more. "
target: Wedia Ltd
Wedia is a digital consultancy in Greece. Wedia combines design, technology, and digital marketing to help their clients accelerate their business. They specialise in web design and development, social media marketing, SEO, email marketing, content marketing, and more.
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$0.61
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$2
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closed 2/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

RTB House, acquired WhitePress sp. Z oo

synopsis: RTB House, a global advertising technology firm has acquired WhitePress, a content marketing platform, from its founders, Dirlango, a technology-focused investment firm and Innova Capital, a CEE mid-market private equity firm. WhitePress assists advertising agencies and corporate clients in creation and publication of content across the web.
buyer: RTB House
RTB House is a global company that provides state-of-the-art marketing technologies for top brands worldwide. Its proprietary ad buying engine is the first and only in the world to be powered entirely by deep learning algorithms, enabling advertisers to generate outstanding results. "
target parent: Innova Capital
target: WhitePress sp. Z oo
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Bielsko-Biała, Poland, WhitePress is a leading content marketing platform that assists advertising agencies and corporate clients in creation and publication of content across the web, as well as in tracking of marketing campaign results.
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DRP UK Limited, acquired A-Vision UK Ltd

synopsis: A-Vision, the London-based screen content agency, has been acquired by DRPG. A-Vision specialises in providing communication solutions from film & video, production, and digital servicing to clients such as Apartments.com, CoStar group, and Avaya.
buyer: DRP UK Limited
DRP UK Limited operates as a communication agency. They are one of the longest established, trusted and uniquely integrated communication and production specialists, famous for making anything possible as they connect people, build brands and help grow organisations worldwide. "
target: A-Vision UK Ltd
A-Vision specialises in providing communication solutions from film & video, production, and digital servicing to clients such as Apartments.com, CoStar group, and Avaya. A-Vision has a team of 10 people.
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closed 2/10/2021 via Company Press Release

Havas, acquired Inbar Merhav G

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, has acquired Inbar Merhav G, a full-service advertising agency in Israel. Inbar Merhav G creates meaningful connections between people and brands using creativity and media. Their range of marketing services include advertising, content, brand management, and digital & social.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Havas has a fully integrated model through its Havas Villages around the world. In these Villages, creative, media and healthcare & wellness teams work together, ensuring agility and seamless experiences for clients. "
target: Inbar Merhav G
Inbar Merhav G is a full-service advertising agency in Israel. Inbar Merhav G creates meaningful connections between people and brands using creativity, media, and innovation. Their range of marketing services include advertising, content, brand management, and digital & social.
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/27/2021 via PR Web

Look Listen Inc., acquired Story First

synopsis: Look Listen, a full-service digital marketing agency, has acquired Story First, a creative agency that specializes in helping non-profits, causes, and brands tell their story. Story First creates unique visual content for clients around the world. Their portfolio includes brand essence videos, portfolio reels, documentaries, commercials and more.
buyer: Look Listen Inc.
Look Listen builds campaigns, websites, communications, and digital products for companies that seek to improve the human experience. They help clients achieve peak performance by using behavioral analysis across sales, marketing, and product development. "
target: Story First
Story First is a creative agency that specializes in helping non-profits, causes, and brands tell their story. Story First creates beautiful, unique visual content for clients around the world. Their portfolio includes brand essence videos, portfolio reels, documentaries, commercials and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/27/2021 via PR Web

modop, acquired Microgigantic, LLC

synopsis: Mod Op, a marketing communications agency with offices across the U.S. and an office in Latin America, has acquired Minneapolis-based marketing studio, Microgigantic. This acquisition is the third in two years for the agency and expands Mod Op’s presence in the upper Midwest.
buyer: modop
Mod Op is a full-service marketing communications agency focused on using the right methods to help their clients capitalize on their opportunities. Mod Op services for both B2C and B2B markets include brand strategy, advertising, digital marketing and public relations. "
target: Microgigantic, LLC
Microgigantic helps brands tell exceptional stories. They develop content strategy and produce creative content. They design and implement experiences using digital signage. They partner with their customers, from first concept through final delivery.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/26/2021 via BusinessWire

Ovare Group Inc., acquired Beast

synopsis: OvareGroup, a Los-Angeles-based holding company, has acquired Beast, the award-winning post-production and visual effects studio, from Company 3 / Method Inc. The acquisition of Beast allows OvareGroup to add new capabilities in post-production and visual effects technology, as well as increase capacity across its network of companies.
buyer: Ovare Group Inc.
OvareGroup is a holding company with specialty firms in content development, marketing technology, and strategic services. The company's mission is to understand its clients' customers and efficiently engage with them via smart, data-driven content solutions that promote loyalty and business growth."
target parent: Aleph Capital Partners LLP
target: Beast
Beast is an award-winning editorial house specializing in editorial and visual FX for the advertising, digital, and music industries. Beast services a global clientele that includes Nike, AT&T, Cheerios, Toys “R” US, BMW, Mercedes Benz, General Motors, and other top brands.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/25/2021 via GlobeNewswire

AMF Media Group, will acquire Connext Services

synopsis: AMF Media Group, an award-winning, full-service marketing agency, will acquire Connext, a full spectrum of marketing and communications professionals with consulting expertise in strategic marketing, executive/employee communications, demand generation, social media, content marketing, public relations and more.
buyer: AMF Media Group
AMF Media Group is a full-service agency that delivers a comprehensive and clear approach on brand strategy and marketing, public relations, crisis communications, internal communications, multimedia production, web design and development, event planning and management. "
target: Connext Services
Connext provides a full spectrum of marketing and communications professionals with consulting expertise in strategic marketing, executive/employee communications, demand generation, social media, content marketing, public relations and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Mortierbrigade merged with Onlyhumans,

synopsis: Mortierbrigade has merged with Onlyhumans, a creative branding and communications agency in Belgium. Mortierbrigade is an independent creative agency in Belgium. The agency has expertise in brand strategy, digital design, multichannel campaigns, social strategy, and influencer & PR management.
buyer parent: Vectis Private Equity
buyer: Onlyhumans
Onlyhumans is a creative branding and communications agency in Belgium. Onlyhumans helps brands and organisations to create a more human and relatable identity. They offer services for branding, creative campaigns, content marketing, SEO, social media marketing, and more. "
target: Mortierbrigade
Mortierbrigade is an independent creative agency in Belgium. Mortierbrigade brings brands to life through creative and impactful campaigns. The agency has expertise in brand strategy, digital design, multichannel campaigns, social strategy, and influencer & PR management.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Thesis Agency, acquired Bonfire Marketing

synopsis: Thesis, a full-service digital agency, has acquired Bonfire Marketing, a digital content marketing agency. Bonfire Marketing specializes in account-based marketing for SaaS, hardware technology, and health and wellness. Their core specialties include marketing research, SEO, content development, social media, and more.
buyer: Thesis Agency
Thesis is a full-service digital agency that helps clients to connect with their audiences in many ways. Thesis creates neatly tailored messages that people care to engage with. They offer services for email, digital and brand design, social media, SEO, web design and more. "
target: Bonfire Marketing
Bonfire Marketing is a digital content marketing agency. Bonfire Marketing specializes in account-based marketing for SaaS, hardware technology, and health and wellness. Their core specialties include marketing research, SEO, content development, social media, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Proches, acquired BMRP

synopsis: Proches, a PR and influencer marketing agency in France, has acquired BMRP, an independent marketing agency in France that specializes in PR, social media and influencer marketing. BMRP helps their clients to expand their brand's exposure and reputation. They offer traditional and digital PR, influencer, social media and content marketing services.
buyer parent: Insign Communications
buyer: Proches
Proches is a PR and influencer marketing agency in France. Proches works with their clients to help them identify media and influencers, anticipate media opportunities, mange relations with journalists, and win over their target audience. "
target: BMRP
BMRP is an independent marketing agency in France that specializes in PR, social media and influencer marketing. BMRP helps their clients to expand their brand's exposure and reputation. They offer traditional and digital PR, influencer, social media and content marketing services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hero Corporation Pty Ltd, acquired B.B.E

synopsis: Hero, a marketing agency holding group in Australia, has acquired B.B.E, an Australian marketing agency. B.B.E works with startups and corporates to drive growth through creative technology. They offer strategic consultancy, digital marketing, PR, advertising, and video production services.
buyer: Hero Corporation Pty Ltd
Hero is a marketing agency holding group in Australia. The group is owned by Ben Lilley, an Australian creative entrepreneur and private investor. Hero's network of agencies is comprised of McCann Australia, The Red Republic, SMART, Red Engine SCC and JSA Creative. "
target: B.B.E
B.B.E is an Australian marketing agency. B.B.E works with startups and corporates to drive growth through creative technology. They offer strategic consultancy, digital marketing, PR, advertising, and video production services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mediaset España, acquired BE A LION

synopsis: Mediaset España, a Spanish television network and media production company, has acquired BE A LION, a Spanish production company that specializes in communication solutions. BE A LION produces videos and original content that help brands to better connect with their audience in a social media environment.
buyer parent: FinInvest SpA
buyer: Mediaset España (BME:TL5:$974.29)
Mediaset España is a Spanish television network and media production company. Mediaset España is the main content producer in Spain and has the most watched channels. Their channels include Telecino, Cuatro, Divinity, and more. The company also produces feature films. "
target: BE A LION
BE A LION is a Spanish production company that specializes in communication solutions. BE A LION produces videos and original content that help brands to better connect with their audience in a social media environment. Their productions include Pipol, Decora con Mimo, Conversexions and more.
price ($mm)
$18*
rev ($mm)
$60
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Look Listen Inc., acquired Valverde & Company, LLC

synopsis: Look Listen, a full-service digital marketing agency with offices in Atlanta, Denver and Portland has completed its acquisition of Valverde & Co.,an Atlanta-based content marketing studio owned by Michael Valverde. The acquisition boosts the agency's capabilities around content development and delivery and corporate communications.
buyer: Look Listen Inc.
Look Listen builds campaigns, websites, communications, and digital products for companies that seek to improve the human experience. They help clients achieve peak performance by using behavioral analysis across sales, marketing, and product development. "
target: Valverde & Company, LLC
Valverde & Co. is an Atlanta-based content marketing studio owned by Michael Valverde. Valverde specializes in content development and delivery and corporate communications.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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BlueFocus Communication Group
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