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closed 3/25/2020 via Company Press Release

MMR Research Worldwide, acquired Together Agency

synopsis: MMR Group, global leaders in consumer and sensory research, have acquired Together, an insights driven creative agency that specializes in branding, digital marketing, social media, communications and packaging design.
buyer: MMR Research Worldwide
MMR Research Worldwide works with the food & drink, household, and personal care categories to help brands reach their potential. They have a sensory approach to branding and strive to uncover the deeper meaning consumers attach to company's brand, pack, and product. "
target: Together Agency
Together is an insights driven creative agency that specializes in branding, digital marketing, social media, communications and packaging design. They also offer expertise in web development, UX/UI design, art direction, copywriting and social strategy.
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

WPP AUNZ Limited, acquired Meerkats

synopsis: WPP AUNZ, the leading creative transformation agency in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, has acquired Western Australian-based digital and creative business solutions company Meerkats. Meerkats specializes in branding, planning, marketing and creativity.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: WPP AUNZ Limited (ASX:SGN:$599.83)
WPP AUNZ is the leading creative transformation agency in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, comprising nearly 5,000 people working across 60+ companies, in over 120 offices across the region. "
target: Meerkats
Meerkats is a creative agency based in Perth, Australia that specializes in branding, planning, marketing and creativity.
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closed 8/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Enigma Communication, acquired Disciple Pty Ltd

synopsis: Enigma Communication, one of Australia’s largest independent agencies, has acquired Disciple, an Australian creative agency that delivers advertising, content, digital solutions and strategic ideas to transform brands. Disciple solves complex business problems by creating work that builds brand relationships and sticks in people's heads.
buyer: Enigma Communication
Enigma Communication is a full service creative and media agency in Australia. Enigma provides creative ideas that help put their client's business ahead of the crowd. Their four areas of specialty include advertising, media, public relations, and branding. "
target: Disciple Pty Ltd
Disciple is an Australian creative agency that delivers advertising, content, digital solutions and strategic ideas to transform brands. Disciple solves complex business problems by creating work that cuts through clutter, builds brand relationships and sticks in people's heads.
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closed 8/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Palomino, acquired General Centre for Internet Services

synopsis: Palomino Inc., a global leader in cloud-based software development and web application management services, has acquired General Centre for Internet Services (GCIS), a Canadian provider of office and data center services. GCIS offers connectivity, hosting, telephony, data center, digital marketing and web design services through its various brands.
buyer: Palomino
Palomino is a global leader in cloud-based software development and web application management services. Palomino offers secure and powerful cloud hosting services. Their WebPal Cloud Server is an award-winning content management solution for websites and documents. "
target: General Centre for Internet Services
General Centre for Internet Services (GCIS) is a Canadian provider of office and data center services. GCIS offers connectivity, hosting, telephony, data center, digital marketing, and web design services through its various brands. Their brands include VivosWeb, Just Hosting, SupportGuru and more.
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closed 8/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

RyanCap, acquired JBZ Digital

synopsis: Simon Ryan's independent agency group RyanCap has acquired JBZ Digital, a digital agency which will be merged immediately into the company's media specialist arm RyvalMedia. Australia-based JBZ Digital is an independently owned digital agency focused on delivering high impact marketing solutions.
buyer: RyanCap
RyanCap is a digital first advertising and marketing communications company established by former Dentsu Aegis Network Australia and New Zealand boss Simon Ryan in June 2020. RyanCap's existing media arm, RyvalMedia, is a digital first marketing and media specialist. "
target: JBZ Digital
JBZ Digital is an independently owned digital agency focused on delivering high impact marketing solutions. Founded in 2018 by Marcus Betschel, Paul Grainger and Jonathan Henshaw, JBZ Digital’s services include digital strategy and planning, performance media, social, ecommerce and analytics.
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announced 7/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Digital Echidna will be merged with Northern Commerce,

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

JP Digital will be merged with NerdBrand,

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

JSAcreative merged with The Red Republic,

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

Ruder Finn, Inc., acquired Osmosis Films

synopsis: Brooklyn-based Osmosis is a full-service creative strategy and production studio that specializes in film, animation and interactive media. In announcing the acquisition, Ruder Finn said adding the studio’s capabilities elevates the agency’s standing as a global video communications firm.
buyer: Ruder Finn, Inc.
Ruder Finn is one of the largest independent global communications and creative agencies with headquarters in the US and China. It is organized around four strategic pillars that reflect its key areas of leadership: Health & Wellness, Corporate & Public Trust, Global Connectivity, and Life & Style. "
target: Osmosis Films
Osmosis excels at discovering, developing, and communicating narratives to the audiences businesses need to reach. Osmosis helps establish brands, grow business, communicate values, and share ideas that will change the world.
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closed 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Eon Digital Labs merged with Rapid Click Pty Ltd,

synopsis: Australia-based Eon Digital Labs are very pleased to announce the merger with Victorian-based digital advertising agency, Rapid Click. Eon Digital Labs is a digital agency that brings more than 30 years combined experience in the online arena.
buyer: Rapid Click Pty Ltd
Based in Australia, Rapid Click helps companies utilise the best ideas, methodologies and technologies to maximise their online presence and grow their business, through website design and redesign, SEO, email marketing, online advertising and application development. "
target: Eon Digital Labs
Eon Digital Labs is a digital agency that brings more than 30 years combined experience in the online arena. Eon Digital Labs can combine a content management system, e-commerce, databases, mobile apps and email marketing, and effectively use analytics to measure the success of digital strategy.
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closed 7/16/2020 via PR Web

The Abbi Agency, acquired Made by Chance

synopsis: The Abbi Agency, an integrated creative, digital and public relations agency, has acquired Made by Chance, a digital agency in the UK. Made by Chance provides website and app development, digital design, branding, marketing and an array of videography, illustration and animation services.
buyer: The Abbi Agency
The Abbi Agency is an integrated creative, digital and public relations agency. The Abbi Agency works extensively in the travel and tourism industry. The agency creates provocative brand communications that solve problems and build relationships. "
target: Made by Chance
Made by Chance is a digital agency in the UK. Made by Chance provides website and app development, digital design, branding, marketing and an array of videography, illustration and animation services.
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closed 7/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Bartłomiej Sibiga, acquired Daily Dose of Beauty

synopsis: Bartłomiej Sibiga has returned to the position of president and bought back controlling interest in Daily Dose of Beauty from AdNext. Daily Dose of Beauty (DDOB) is an influencer marketing and social media agency based in Poland.
buyer: Bartłomiej Sibiga
Bartłomiej Sibiga is the founder of Daily Dose of Beauty, an influencer marketing and social media agency based in Poland. The platform has a unique system that allows connecting creators with advertisers and implementing marketing campaigns on the creators' social profiles and in DDOB's own media. "
target parent: AdNext
target: Daily Dose of Beauty
Daily Dose of Beauty (DDOB) is an influencer marketing and social media agency based in Poland. The platform has a unique system that allows connecting creators with advertisers and implementing marketing campaigns on the creators' social profiles and in DDOB's own media.
price ($mm)
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$2
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closed 7/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

P4 Group Pty Ltd, acquired Ruby Communications Pty Ltd

synopsis: P4 Group has acquired Ruby Communications, bolstering the company's service offering across public relations, digital, creative, marketing, communications and stakeholder engagements. The two firms are Queensland's award-winning communications consultancies.
buyer: P4 Group Pty Ltd
With offices in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, the dynamic marketing and communications powerhouse bolsters P4 Group’s service offering across public relations, digital, creative, marketing, communications and stakeholder engagement. "
target: Ruby Communications Pty Ltd
In a world that is dominated by content, brands can only achieve influence by engaging audiences in a more powerful way. Ruby Communications believes in making an impact. The specialists at their company believe in creativity, planning, collaboration and insight-led ideas.
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closed 7/8/2020 via PR Newswire

Business Network International, acquired Scion Social

synopsis: Business Network International (BNI), the world’s largest and most successful business networking organization, has acquired Scion Social (Scion), an award-winning digital marketing agency in India. Scion specializes in digital marketing strategy, social media presence, website development and communications.
buyer: Business Network International
Business Network International (BNI) is the world’s largest and most successful business networking organization. BNI’s business networking platform enables BNI members to develop long lasting relationships with like-minded business professionals and create opportunities through referral marketing. "
target: Scion Social
Scion Social is a digital marketing agency in India. Scion specializes in digital marketing strategy, social media presence, website development and communications. The agency builds, manages, and enhances their client's social reputation to help them better connect with their audience.
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closed 7/8/2020 via PR Web

modop, acquired Sage Agency

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

Richard Curtis, purchased Australian Operations from Future Brand

synopsis: Futurebrand Australia CEO Richard Curtis has acquired the company’s Australian operations from Interpublic Group. FutureBrand is the creative future company; a global brand and innovation company. Through traditional branding skills and foresight, they help companies create the future for their brands and businesses.
buyer: Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis is the CEO of FutureBrand, Australia, a global branding agency. "
seller parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
seller: Future Brand
The acquisition includes the Australian operations of Futurebrand. FutureBrand is the creative future company; a global brand and innovation company. Through traditional branding skills and foresight, they help companies create the future for their brands and businesses.
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closed 7/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Szerletich Design Solutions merged with Knucklehead Media Group,

synopsis: Szerletich Design Solutions (SZERDS) has merged with Knucklehead Media Group, a podcast production firm. SZERDS is a content creation and digital marketing firm that specializes in photo and video production, print and digital marketing design, SEO, social media, and more.
buyer: Knucklehead Media Group
Knucklehead Media Group is a podcast production firm. Knucklehead produces professional B2B podcasts to helps companies and organizations tell their story. Their podcasts enable brands to better connect with their audience and increase revenue generation across multiple channels. "
target: Szerletich Design Solutions
Szerletich Design Solutions (SZERDS) is a content creation and digital marketing firm. SZERDS helps their clients to elevate their brand and stay ahead of the competition. They specialize in photo and video production, print and digital marketing design, SEO, social media, and more.
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closed 6/29/2020 via PR Web

CloudAccess.net, LLC, acquired Miller Media

synopsis: CloudAccess, a leading Wordpress and Joomla cloud hosting provider, has acquired Miller Media, a digital agency that specializes in web development and search engine marketing. Miller Media connects clients with customers in a meaningful way that promotes conversion and sales. They offer services for web design, SEO, social media, and more.
buyer parent: Cloud Equity Group, LLC
buyer: CloudAccess.net, LLC
CloudAccess.net is the premiere hosting and support platform for the Joomla and WordPress content management systems. The company developed and exclusive rights to the Cloud Control Panel (CCP), a custom built application management portal that is setting new standards within the hosting industry. "
target: Miller Media
Miller Media is a full-service digital agency that specializes in web development and search engine marketing. Miller Media connects clients with customers in a meaningful way that promotes conversion and sales. They offer services for web design, SEO, social media marketing, and PPC marketing.
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announced 6/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

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

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

Neosperience, will acquire Workup srl

synopsis: Neosperience, an Italian leader in digital customer experience solutions, will acquire a 51% stake in Workup Srl, an Italian provider of web design, software development, and digital marketing services. Workup works with their clients to drive up their business growth. They offer services for e-commerce, social media marketing, SEO, and more.
buyer: Neosperience (BIT:NSP:$18.94)
Neosperience is an Italian leader in digital customer experience solutions. Neosperience helps organizations engage, understand and grow their customer base. Their Neosperience Cloud platform enables businesses to deliver relevant experiences that drive loyalty and increase value. "
target: Workup srl
Workup is an Italian provider of web design, software development, and digital marketing services. Workup works with their clients to drive up their business growth. They offer services for e-commerce, content and social media marketing, SEO, email marketing, and more.
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closed 3/25/2020 via Company Press Release

MMR Research Worldwide, acquired Together Agency

synopsis: MMR Group, global leaders in consumer and sensory research, have acquired Together, an insights driven creative agency that specializes in branding, digital marketing, social media, communications and packaging design.
buyer: MMR Research Worldwide
MMR Research Worldwide works with the food & drink, household, and personal care categories to help brands reach their potential. They have a sensory approach to branding and strive to uncover the deeper meaning consumers attach to company's brand, pack, and product. "
target: Together Agency
Together is an insights driven creative agency that specializes in branding, digital marketing, social media, communications and packaging design. They also offer expertise in web development, UX/UI design, art direction, copywriting and social strategy.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/25/2020 via Company Press Release

MMR Research Worldwide, acquired Together Agency

synopsis: MMR Group, global leaders in consumer and sensory research, have acquired Together, an insights driven creative agency that specializes in branding, digital marketing, social media, communications and packaging design.
buyer: MMR Research Worldwide
MMR Research Worldwide works with the food & drink, household, and personal care categories to help brands reach their potential. They have a sensory approach to branding and strive to uncover the deeper meaning consumers attach to company's brand, pack, and product. "
target: Together Agency
Together is an insights driven creative agency that specializes in branding, digital marketing, social media, communications and packaging design. They also offer expertise in web development, UX/UI design, art direction, copywriting and social strategy.
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closed 7/16/2018 via Company Press Release

MMR Research Worldwide, acquired Ideal Insight

synopsis: MMR Research Worldwide, a sensory marketing firm, has acquired Ideal Insight, a leading creative video agency. Ideal Insight's services include social media marketing, video production, photography, and 360 Google tours.
buyer: MMR Research Worldwide
MMR Research Worldwide works with the food & drink, household, and personal care categories to help brands reach their potential. They have a sensory approach to branding and strive to uncover the deeper meaning consumers attach to company's brand, pack, and product. "
target: Ideal Insight
Ideal Insight helps businesses drive sales, increase customer engagement and tell their brand's story. They create visual content for clients through their in-house production studio. Their services include social media marketing, video production, photography, and 360 Google tours.
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closed 6/20/2018 via PR Newswire

SnackNation, acquired EdgiLife

synopsis: SnackNation, the leading nationwide tech-enabled snack marketplace, announced the acquisition of EdgiLife and its brand Love With Food, a consumer insights and data analytics company with a snack subscription services. EdgiLife is a platform that enables emerging brands to tap into customer intelligence.
buyer: SnackNation
SnackNation is a tech-enabled snack marketplace that serves today's most innovative, best-tasting, and emerging CPG brands to high value consumers at their most engaged moments. SnackNation exists to inspire more conscious food decisions. "
target: EdgiLife
EdgiLife connects companies with the most influential and insightful health and wellness consumers in the world. Their platform helps companies create a connection with their customers by helping companies understand the 'why' behind the 'what' of consumer choices throughout their product lifecycle.
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closed 7/26/2017 via PR Newswire

PHOODIE merged with BASEMAKERS, LLC,

synopsis: BASEMAKERS, LLC, a retail merchandising company and ESSEN, LLC DBA PHOODIE, an experiential marketing agency, announced they officially merged. Both companies provide services for food and beverage brands looking to increase sales volume on grocery store shelves through enhanced visibility and product trial.
buyer: BASEMAKERS, LLC
BASEMAKERS is a premier retail merchandising and outsourced field sales company. Using innovative technology and a powerful network of relationships, BASEMAKERS achieves dominant in-store visibility for each brand in its portfolio. "
target: PHOODIE
PHOODIE is an experiential marketing agency focused on helping food and beverage brands thrive. PHOODIE helps its brand partners alleviate the stress and frustration of managing demos and events through a dedicated management team maintaining strong communication.
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closed 11/9/2015 via PR Newswire

Bruin Sports Capital, acquired Engine Shop, LLC

synopsis: Bruin Sports Capital, the media, sports, marketing and branded lifestyle venture launched in 2014 by George Pyne announced the acquisition of Engine Shop, an experiential marketing agency known for its creative approach to engagement and amplification of marketing programs across the entertainment, sports, fashion, consumer and lifestyle sectors.
buyer: Bruin Sports Capital
Bruin Sports Capital is a privately held international media, sports, marketing and branded lifestyle company. Bruin Sports Capital raised $250 million in equity capital, which provides for $500 million in buying power to acquire, operate and build businesses in the respective segments. "
target: Engine Shop, LLC
Engine Shop is an experiential sports, entertainment and lifestyle marketing agency that specializes in creating and producing integrated event-based programs for its clients while focusing on digital, social and mobile extensions to create deeper and broader engagement between brands and consumers.
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announced 12/24/2014 via Company Press Release

Communisis plc, will acquire Life Marketing Consultancy Limited

synopsis: Communisis plc, announces that it has entered into an unconditional agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Life Marketing Consultancy Limited. Life is an award-winning, research and insight-led shopper marketing agency. Life's clients are leading consumer goods groups especially in the food, drinks, technology and pharmaceutical sectors.
buyer: Communisis plc (GB:CMS:$501.10)
Communisis is a UK leading provider of personalised customer communication services that specialises in helping clients communicate with their customers more effectively and more profitably in fast-changing markets. "
target: Life Marketing Consultancy Limited
Life is an award-winning, research and insight-led shopper marketing agency. Life's clients are leading consumer goods groups especially in the food, drinks, technology and pharmaceutical sectors.
price ($mm)[EV]
$22 [$21]
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$12
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$2
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closed 11/29/2012 via Company Press Release

Edelman India, acquired Cream Events Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Edelman India announced the complete acquisition of Cream Events Pvt. Ltd. to strengthen the firm’s experiential marketing capabilities. Cream Events Pvt. Ltd. is a new-age experiential events company working within the luxury and lifestyle sector across India.
buyer parent: Edelman
buyer: Edelman India
Edelman India Pvt. Ltd. offers Indian and global clients strategic communications and media relations support, as well as Digital Communications, Public Affairs, Health, Technology, CSR and Sustainability communications. "
target: Cream Events Pvt. Ltd.
Cream Events Pvt. Ltd. is a new-age experiential events company working within the luxury and lifestyle sector across India. Cream Events is viewed as a one-stop solution to brands, recognized for its innovative approach, planning and meticulous execution.
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closed 9/20/2017 via BusinessWire

Citizen Relations, acquired The Narrative Group

synopsis: Citizen Relations, a global award-winning, integrated creative communications agency and owned by BlueFocus International, announced that it has acquired the New York and Hollywood-based The Narrative Group, a contemporary lifestyle agency, specializing in experiential and influencer marketing, in both the luxury and mass market categories.
buyer parent: BlueFocus Communication Group
buyer: Citizen Relations
Citizen Relations is an international, award-winning public relations and integrated communications agency with specific strengths in consumer technology, food & beverage, consumer packaged goods, travel & tourism, automotive, energy and financial services. "
target: The Narrative Group
The Narrative Group is a lifestyle communications firm specializing in creative storytelling. Its core capabilities include experiential marketing, influencer engagement, and media relations. The Narrative Group has produced nationally recognized campaigns across numerous brand segments.
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closed 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Passage Piéton, acquired FullSense, SARL

synopsis: The agency Passage Piéton announced the acquisition of FullSense, a French experiential marketing agency specialized in sensory marketing for luxury brands. FullSense provides brands a tailor-made approach that combines marketing strategy, operational devices and experiential design.
buyer: Passage Piéton
Passage Piéton is a French experiential marketing agency that was created in 2005 to change traditional communication. They are an activator of brands through viral/digital marketing, events, street or guerilla marketing. "
target: FullSense, SARL
FullSense is a French experiential marketing agency specialized in sensory marketing for luxury brands. They provide a tailor-made approach that combines marketing strategy, operational devices and experiential design.
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announced 10/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Mi9 Retail, will acquire MyWebGrocer, Inc.

synopsis: Mi9 Retail, a leading provider of end-to-end software solutions for retailers, wholesalers, and brands, announced that it has signed a contract to acquire MyWebGrocer, a leading software and digital media company to the grocery and Consumer Packaged Goods industries.
buyer parent: Respida Capital
buyer: Mi9 Retail
Mi9 Retail is the fastest growing provider of enterprise software for retailers, wholesalers, and brands. Mi9 enables leading retailers to automate and optimize their entire Plan-to-Sell™ process, from planning to executing, influencing, and selling merchandise in-store, online, and on any device. "
target parent: HGGC, LLC
target: MyWebGrocer, Inc.
MyWebGrocer is a leading software and digital media company connecting Retailers, Manufacturers and Consumers through its suite of modular products and services. The company’s offerings span the entire digital shopper journey, from inspiration, through intent and purchase.
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closed 8/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

FCB/RED, acquired Chute Gerdeman

synopsis: FCB/RED, FCB Chicago’s retail and shopper marketing division, has acquired Chute Gerdeman, a strategic brand and design firm. Chute Gerdeman creates experiences that connect people to brands and deliver true business transformation. With nuanced strategy, dramatic design, and vivid communication, they articulate brand and incite customer purchases.
buyer parent: FCB Group
buyer: FCB/RED
FCB/RED is an award-winning shopper-first brand agency that specializes in driving behavior change at every point of persuasion. FCB/RED brings clients speed-to-market and a competitive advantage in understanding omnichannel retailers, shoppers and consumers. "
target: Chute Gerdeman
Chute Gerdeman is a strategic brand and design firm. They create experiences that connect people to brands and deliver true business transformation. With nuanced strategy, dramatic design, vivid communication and precise execution, they articulate brand and incite customer purchases.
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closed 6/11/2013 via PR Web

HGGC, LLC, acquired MyWebGrocer, Inc.

synopsis: Stripes Group, announced the sale of its entire stake in MyWebGrocer, Inc., a leading provider of digital marketing solutions for grocery stores and global consumer packaged goods companies. As part of the private transaction, HGGC, a leading middle market private equity firm, completed a growth equity investment in the company.
buyer: HGGC, LLC
HGGC (formerly Huntsman Gay Global Capital) is a Palo Alto, California-based leading middle market private equity firm with $1.1 billion in committed capital under management. HGGC invests in diverse businesses with strong management teams. "
target parent: Stripes Group
target: MyWebGrocer, Inc.
MyWebGrocer drives digital connections between consumers, grocery retailers, and Consumer Packaged Goods brands, offering a breadth of shopper marketing services supported by a comprehensive technology platform.
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announced 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Hopscotch Global PR Group, will acquire Sopexa

synopsis: Hopscotch, a Paris-based communication consulting group, will acquire a 66% stake in Sopexa, an international communication and marketing agency that specializes in Food, Drink and Lifestyle. Sopexa provides strategic consulting, marketing strategies and activities that help brands and products succeed in their businesses.
buyer: Hopscotch Global PR Group (ENXTPA:HOP:$164.53)
Hopscotch is a Paris-based communication consulting group that creates sustainable relationships between audiences and brands. Hopscotch specializes in PR, event marketing, and digital marketing. Hopscotch helps brands manage their reputation, engage their audiences, and generate more sales. "
target: Sopexa
Sopexa is an international communication and marketing agency that specializes in Food, Drink and Lifestyle. Sopexa provides strategic consulting, marketing strategies and activities that help brands and products succeed in their businesses.
price ($mm)
$8.84*
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closed 8/22/2018 via PR Newswire

PACO Collective, acquired Noble Food, LLC

synopsis: PACO Collective, an award-winning cross-cultural marketing agency, has acquired Noble Food, a leading independent food-marketing agency. Noble Food intertwines marketing savvy, creative firepower and culinary expertise to help their clients deliver the right message to their customers.
buyer: PACO Collective
PACO Collective is an award-winning cross-cultural marketing agency. PACO is committed to working with brands that want to embrace the changing dynamics of American life and are invested in creating meaningful connections with consumers through cultural messaging and insight. "
target: Noble Food, LLC
Noble Food is a food-focused, full-service marketing agency that understands people’s relationship with food. Noble Food intertwines marketing savvy, creative firepower and culinary expertise to help their clients deliver the right message to their customers.
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closed 7/5/2018 via PR Newswire

Cirque du Soleil, acquired VStar Entertainment Group

synopsis: Global live entertainment leader Cirque du Soleil announced the acquisition of Minnesota-based VStar Entertainment Group, a leading entertainment company and producer of unforgettable live experiences for audiences in the U.S. and internationally.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: Cirque du Soleil
Headquartered in Canada, Cirque du Soleil creates content for a broad range of audacious projects. The organization has extended its creative approach to a large variety of entertainment forms such as multimedia productions, immersive experiences, theme parks and special events. "
target parent: AUA Private Equity Partners
target: VStar Entertainment Group
VStar Entertainment Group is a leading entertainment company and producer of unforgettable live experiences for audiences in the U.S. and internationally. From concept through activation, VStar imagines and creates custom tours that provide highly engaging entertainment for fans of all ages.
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closed 4/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sprizzi drink-co., Inc., acquired The Big Beverage Company

synopsis: Sprizzi Drink-Co., a manufacturer of beverage dispensers, has acquired The Big Beverage Company, a company that provides marketing consulting services to the beverage industry. The Big Beverage Company's marketing services include branding, print marketing, internet advertising, social media, sampling, public relations, and more.
buyer: Sprizzi drink-co., Inc.
Sprizzi Drink-Co. is a manufacturer of beverage dispensers. Their Sprizzi Drink Machine can prepare and deliver a carbonated or non-carbonated drink in seconds. They offer over 60 flavor bullets that let consumers create a variety of drinks, such as colas, root beers, flavored ice teas, and more. "
target: The Big Beverage Company
The Big Beverage Company provides marketing consulting services to the beverage industry. The company has over 50 years of experience and has helped brands get into major retailers. Their marketing services include branding, print marketing, internet advertising, social media, sampling, and more.
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closed 7/7/2017 via PR Newswire

Gatesman, acquired Noble Communications

synopsis: Gatesman, one of the fastest-growing, mid-size, privately owned agencies in the U.S., has acquired Noble Communications, an award-winning, 49-year-old marketing communications firm in the Midwest. Since 1969, they have been committed to culinary thought leadership and cutting edge food marketing.
buyer: Gatesman
Gatesman is one of the fastest-growing, mid-size, privately owned agencies in the U.S. It is a fully integrated, independent marketing communications agency specializing in strategy/branding, advertising, digital, public relations, social media, media planning and buying, and insights/analytics. "
target: Noble Communications
Noble Communications is an award-winning, 49-year-old marketing communications firm in the Midwest. Since 1969, they have been committed to culinary thought leadership and cutting edge food marketing.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/3/2017 via PR Newswire

L.C. Williams & Associates, acquired JSH&A

synopsis: L.C. Williams & Associates (LCWA) has acquired the business of JSH&A, an Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., public relations firm. JSH&A brings food and beverage expertise and a long history of work with major brands and household names. It will complement LCWA's roster of clients in the home and housewares, healthcare, and business-to-business sectors.
buyer: L.C. Williams & Associates
Providing full-service public relations and communications services, LCWA is one of the top 10 independent firms in Chicago. The company is ranked in the top three agencies specializing in home products and in the top 45 agencies working in healthcare and in professional services. "
target: JSH&A
JSH&A was founded in 1989, and became known for its strong marketing expertise, especially for food and beverage clients. Teams at JSH&A have helped leading consumer packaged goods brands drive consumer awareness, engagement and advocacy through traditional and social media programs.
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closed 12/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired ODD London Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen – which employs 1,250 people across 35 offices in 18 countries including at the PR firms Bite, Lexis and The Blueshirt Group – confirmed the acquisition of ODD London, which specialises in consumer-facing communications for fashion and lifestyle brands, with clients including Primark, Dr Martens and Eastpak.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$388.85)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 35 offices in 18 countries, incorporating 16 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: ODD London Limited
ODD London Limited is an independent creative agency working with some of the world's best-loved fashion and lifestyle brands. They translate ambition into results, through clear insight and strategy, skillfully brought to life.
price ($mm)
$5.68
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 9/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Advantage Sales and Marketing, acquired Marlin Network

synopsis: Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC has acquired Marlin Network Inc., which operates five independent business units, Marlin, deep, The Alchemedia Project, Food IQ and StarAwards. Marlin Network has a 30-year legacy of designing high-impact creative and strategic marketing campaigns.
buyer: Advantage Sales and Marketing
Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC (ASM) is a premier sales and marketing agency committed to building brand value for its clients. ASM's customized sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising and marketing services. "
target: Marlin Network
Marlin Network operates five independent business units, Marlin, deep, The Alchemedia Project, Food IQ and StarAwards. It has a 30-year legacy of designing high-impact creative and strategic marketing campaigns that drive sales, build brand awareness and foster brand engagement for leading brands.
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announced 8/5/2014 via Market Wire

Delivery Agent, Inc., will acquire Musictoday, LLC

synopsis: Delivery Agent, Inc., the market leader in turning viewers into customers for more than 350 of the world's leading global brands, announced it has reached a definitive agreement with Live Nation Entertainment, to acquire Musictoday, a merchandise distribution company that fulfills merchandise orders for hundreds of recording artists.
buyer: Delivery Agent, Inc.
Delivery Agent is the market leader in turning TV viewers into revenue generating customers for the world's largest brands and media companies. Delivery Agent's technology allows viewers to engage with and transact directly from television through web, mobile, and advanced television applications. "
target parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
target: Musictoday, LLC
Musictoday are industry leaders in direct-to-fan ecommerce. With more than 15 years under their belts in creating sales and marketing solutions for brands, artists, labels, festivals and merchandisers. Their 150 person team is based in Crozet, Virginia.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

Matthew Clark, acquired Elastic

synopsis: Drinks wholesaler, Matthew Clark has announced the acquisition of a 51 per cent stake in on-trade experiential marketing agency Elastic. Elastic works with brands to implement experiential activity, live events, promotions and digital, including social media. Elastic will continue to run as an independent agency.
buyer: Matthew Clark
Matthew Clark is a national drinks wholesaler, with over 200 years' experience supplying drink products, hospitality training, labour management and marketing support to over 16,000 on-trade premises in the UK. "
target: Elastic
Elastic is a London based marketing agency that works with brands to implement experiential activity, live events, promotions and digital, including social media.
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