Like TheCurrentGlobal, Inc.

closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Together Group Holdings PLC, acquired TheCurrentGlobal, Inc.

synopsis: The New York-based consultancy The Current Global has been acquired by the Together Group, another brand consultancy platform that brings together digital consultants, technical solutions providers and innovators to help future-proof brands across the fashion, lifestyle and tech sectors.
buyer: Together Group Holdings PLC
Together Group is the entrepreneurial Strategy, eCommerce & Digital-Experiences Powerhouse for Fashion, Beauty, Luxury-Lifestyle & Premium Consumer Brands. They unite the best-of-breed founder-led strategy consultancies, agencies and technology providers. "
target: TheCurrentGlobal, Inc.
The Current Global is a New York-based Innovation Consultancy established by Liz Bacelar, a pioneer in the fashion-tech space. The Current Global has quickly evolved into an acknowledged authority for global tech-sourcing and tech-driven innovation in the fashion, beauty, luxury-lifestyle space.
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closed 1/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Journey Hospitality, acquired Luxury Branding

synopsis: Journey Hospitality, a company that specializes in empowering growth for luxury hospitality and travel brands, has acquired Luxury Branding, a luxury hospitality consulting firm that conceives mold-breaking strategies for distinctive hotel and travel brands.
buyer: Journey Hospitality
Based in the UK, Journey Hospitality specializes in empowering growth for luxury hospitality and travel brands. They provide the tools needed to drive more direct bookings, grow customer base, increase brand awareness, and create personalized content and experiences. "
target: Luxury Branding
Based in the UK, Luxury Branding is a luxury hospitality consulting firm that conceives mold-breaking strategies for distinctive hotel and travel brands. Luxury Branding helps organisations to define and deliver how their brands are different from their competitors and special to their customers.
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closed 7/29/2016 via BNC Analysis

Vice Media Inc., acquired Starworks Group

synopsis: Vice Media, the media brand and content creation studio that's all about youth, has acquired Starworks Group, a global brand development agency specializing in beauty and fashion.
buyer: Vice Media Inc.
VICE is a global media channel focusing on investigative journalism and enlightening videos about everything from world news, travel, art, drugs, politics, sports, fashion, sex, and super cute animals. "
target: Starworks Group
Starworks Group (SWG) is a global brand development agency with offices in New York, Los Angeles and London. Founded in 2000, SWG quickly established a reputation as both progressive and disruptive, bringing together fashion and beauty brands with the Entertainment industry.
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closed 7/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Steinreich Communications, acquired Kenwerks

synopsis: Steinreich Communications Group, Inc., the international public relations agency, has acquired Kenwerks, a leading fashion public relations and marketing firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles, headed by Kenneth Loo. All Kenwerks employees will be retained and will move into Steinreich offices on both coasts.
buyer: Steinreich Communications
Steinreich Communications represents some of the world's leading corporations and consumer brands. It is one of the nation's fastest growing, full-service public relations firms with offices in New York, New Jersey, Washington, Los Angeles, High Point, London, Frankfurt and Tel Aviv. "
target: Kenwerks
Kenwerks is a creative marketing firm that specializes in creative marketing, brand management, event production, public relations and creative direction.
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closed 3/13/2019 via BusinessWire

FusionPKG, acquired Architectural Beauty

synopsis: FusionPKG, a full-service supplier to the beauty industry, has acquired Architectural Beauty, a cosmetic formulation, marketing and turnkey provider based in Paramus, NJ. Founded in 2010, they specialize in the creation of cosmetic brands from the ground up.
buyer: FusionPKG
Founded in 2004, FusionPKG is a total beauty solutions provider headquartered in Dallas, with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Zhejiang, China. Fusion combines design and engineering expertise to develop packaging for both skincare and color cosmetic categories. "
target: Architectural Beauty
Architectural Beauty is a cosmetic formulation, marketing and turnkey provider based in Paramus, NJ. Founded in 2010, they specialize in the creation of cosmetic brands from the ground up.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Ceuta Group, acquired Creative Leap Limited

synopsis: Ceuta Group, a global, multi award winning consumer brands outsource solutions specialist, has acquired Creative Leap, an integrated brand and communications agency. Creative Leap specialises in Health & Wellbeing and Beauty & Personal Care. Their clients include leading companies such as Johnson & Johnson, 3M, Reckitt Benckiser & Alliance Boots.
buyer: The Ceuta Group
The Ceuta Group is a global, multi award winning consumer brands outsource solutions specialist, servicing the FMCG Food, Drink, Health and Personal Care industries. Ceuta Group has over 24 years proven experience in launching and building both new or existing consumer brands for leading companies. "
target: Creative Leap Limited
Creative Leap is an integrated brand and communications agency based in London, specialising in Health & Wellbeing and Beauty & Personal Care. They have long standing relationships with some of the leading players in the industry including Johnson & Johnson, 3M, Reckitt Benckiser & Alliance Boots.
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Dolphin Entertainment, acquired The Door

synopsis: Dolphin Entertainment, Inc., a publicly-traded independent producer of premium feature films and digital content, announced a major expansion of its marketing capabilities and footprint through its acquisition of The Door, a leading lifestyle and hospitality public relations, creative branding, and marketing services agency.
buyer: Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN:$24.23)
Dolphin Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment marketing and premium content development company. They produce original feature films and digital programming primarily aimed at family and young adult markets. "
target: The Door
The Door is a creative relations agency constructed as "an idea house," with a focus on building important, viable brands through diverse initiatives. The Door represents a wide range of clients—including food and beverage, personalities, hospitality brands, and entertainment/media entities.
price ($mm)
$4.00
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$6
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2.0x
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closed 4/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Groupe GET, acquired K’noe

synopsis: Groupe GET, a group of advertising agencies operating in Metz, Strasbourg, Luxembourg and Paris, has acquired K'noë, a France-based brand communication consultancy in the fields of health prevention, food and nutrition.
buyer: Groupe GET
Groupe GET is a group of advertising agencies operating in Metz, Strasbourg, Luxembourg and Paris. They specialize in advertising, branding, public relations, communications, digital strategy, web design, digital marketing, printing and more. "
target: K’noe
K'noë is a brand communication consultancy in the fields of health prevention, food and nutrition. K'noë advises clients at all stages of their thinking. Whether it is to find a new audience, enhance or renew a brand or even create a network.
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closed 8/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Deloitte Digital, acquired Acne AB

synopsis: Deloitte Digital announced the acquisition of Acne, the award-winning European creative agency. Acne is an internationally acclaimed marketing house focusing on storytelling for brands. Acne offers creative, strategic, digital, film and photography services for a range of clients, particularly in the lifestyle and luxury retail sectors.
buyer parent: Deloitte LLP
buyer: Deloitte Digital
Deloitte Digital has created a new model for a new age — a creative digital consultancy. That means bringing together all the creative and technology capabilities, business acumen and industry insight needed to help transform clients' businesses with digital. "
target: Acne AB
Founded in 1996, Acne is an internationally acclaimed marketing house focusing on storytelling for brands. They offer creative, strategic, digital, film and photography services for a range of clients, particularly in the lifestyle and luxury retail sectors.
price ($mm)
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$5
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$1
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0.0x
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:$444.63)
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.
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$5.68
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announced 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Be Heard Group plc, will acquire Freemavens

synopsis: Digital marketing services firm Be Heard Group PLC said it has agreed to buy a 75% stake in UK-based Freemavens Ltd, a marketing analytics consultancy, and will back the deal with a GBP2.1 million share placing.
buyer: Be Heard Group plc (AIM:BHRD:$69.14)
Be Heard Group plc is a digital marketing group at the intersection of marketing, technology and e-commerce. Their vision is to build an agile interconnected group focused on helping clients maximize their return on investment from digital marketing. "
target: Freemavens
Freemavens was founded in 2012 by Andrej Moyseowicz and Christopher Palengat, and aims to solve clients’ business challenges and develop insights using big data. It has a staff of 20 and has developed several in-house data analytics tools and methodologies.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1.04 [$2.13]*
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$2
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$1
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1.1x
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4.8x
closed 7/15/2021 via GlobeNewswire

GameSquare Esports Inc., acquired Cut+Sew/Zoned

synopsis: GameSquare Esports Inc., an international gaming and esports company, has acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding membership units of Swingman LLC (dba Cut+Sew and Zoned), a privately held marketing agency operating in the sports and esports industries.
buyer: GameSquare Esports Inc. (CNSX:GSQ:$1.22)
GameSquare Esports Inc. is an international gaming and esports company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The Company is seeking to acquire additional assets and entities serving the gaming and esports markets and, more broadly, in sports and entertainment. "
target: Cut+Sew/Zoned
Swingman LLC (dba Cut+Sew and Zoned) is a gaming and lifestyle marketing agency. The company’s management team has built a leading creative agency and brand studio sitting at the intersection of traditional sports and gaming, emerging technology, new media, fashion, and music industries.
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announced 7/19/2017 via BusinessWire

DECOSTA will be merged with Malar Group of Companies,

synopsis: DECOSTA Marketing Inc., a brand management company with locations in Toronto, Ontario and Los Angeles, California, is merging into the Malar Group of Companies, a Canadian group of corporations which holds ownership interest in over 15 companies.
buyer: Malar Group of Companies
The Malar Group of Companies is a Canadian group of corporations which holds ownership interest in over 15 companies that includes Connex Telecommunications Corporation, Dependable IT, AC Technical Systems, Dyna Lync, Pneutech Rousseau Group, OSSIM, and Pulse among many others. "
target: DECOSTA
DECOSTA Marketing Inc. is a brand management company with locations in Toronto, Ontario and Los Angeles, California. The agency has been working with local, corporate, and A-list celebrity brands since 1999. Some clients include Deborah Cox, Will Smith, and Blistex.
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closed 6/13/2016 via BusinessWire

CAA Sports, acquired Cemano Communication

synopsis: CAA Sports, a division of leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA), further expands its global marketing capabilities with the acquisition of Munich-based sports and entertainment brand consultancy, Cemano Communication.
buyer parent: Creative Artists Agency
buyer: CAA Sports
CAA Sports represents more than 1,000 of the world's best athletes in baseball, football, hockey, basketball, soccer, tennis, and golf, in addition to icons in individual sports, Olympians, coaches, broadcasters, and other sports personalities. "
target: Cemano Communication
Cemano Communication looks to strengthen the emotional substance of brands in the experience environments of the target group. They are constantly looking for clear and simple ideas. They are a young team with two managers and work for national and international brands.
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closed 5/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Wanda Cinema Line Corp, acquired Propaganda GEM Ltd.

synopsis: Wanda Cinema Line Co., a company that primarily engages in the investment and construction of cinemas, has acquired the Hollywood entertainment marketing agency, Propaganda GEM. Propaganda GEM specializes in strategic entertainment marketing ideation and solution-driven concepts.
buyer parent: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: Wanda Cinema Line Corp (SZSE:002739:$1,412.52)
Wanda Cinema Line Co., Ltd. primarily engages in the investment and construction of cinemas. It is also involved in the distribution and projection of theatrical films and movie screenings; and derivatives business, including products sales, advertising publications, etc. "
target: Propaganda GEM Ltd.
Propaganda GEM specializes in strategic entertainment marketing ideation and solution-driven concepts. Marrying brands within the content space, Propaganda GEM develops 360° promotional activation strategies and activates relationships with top-tier influencers.
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closed 9/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Traffix, Inc. merged with New Motion, Inc.,

synopsis: New Motion, Inc. has completed its transaction with Traffix, Inc. pursuant to the Merger Agreement between the companies dated September 26, 2007. As a result of the closing of the transaction, Traffix, Inc. became a wholly owned subsidiary of New Motion.
buyer: New Motion, Inc. (ATRN:$0.00)
Atrinsic is one of the leading digital advertising and marketing services companies in the United States. Atrinsic’s content is organized into four strategic content groups - digital music, casual games, interactive contests, and communities/lifestyles. "
target: Traffix, Inc.
Traffix, Inc. is a premier interactive media company that develops its own content and builds communities tailored to consumers' specific interests and lifestyles. Its full solution marketing services group delivers media, analytics and results to third parties through its four business groups.
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closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Together Group Holdings PLC, acquired TheCurrentGlobal, Inc.

synopsis: The New York-based consultancy The Current Global has been acquired by the Together Group, another brand consultancy platform that brings together digital consultants, technical solutions providers and innovators to help future-proof brands across the fashion, lifestyle and tech sectors.
buyer: Together Group Holdings PLC
Together Group is the entrepreneurial Strategy, eCommerce & Digital-Experiences Powerhouse for Fashion, Beauty, Luxury-Lifestyle & Premium Consumer Brands. They unite the best-of-breed founder-led strategy consultancies, agencies and technology providers. "
target: TheCurrentGlobal, Inc.
The Current Global is a New York-based Innovation Consultancy established by Liz Bacelar, a pioneer in the fashion-tech space. The Current Global has quickly evolved into an acknowledged authority for global tech-sourcing and tech-driven innovation in the fashion, beauty, luxury-lifestyle space.
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closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Together Group Holdings PLC, acquired TheCurrentGlobal, Inc.

synopsis: The New York-based consultancy The Current Global has been acquired by the Together Group, another brand consultancy platform that brings together digital consultants, technical solutions providers and innovators to help future-proof brands across the fashion, lifestyle and tech sectors.
buyer: Together Group Holdings PLC
Together Group is the entrepreneurial Strategy, eCommerce & Digital-Experiences Powerhouse for Fashion, Beauty, Luxury-Lifestyle & Premium Consumer Brands. They unite the best-of-breed founder-led strategy consultancies, agencies and technology providers. "
target: TheCurrentGlobal, Inc.
The Current Global is a New York-based Innovation Consultancy established by Liz Bacelar, a pioneer in the fashion-tech space. The Current Global has quickly evolved into an acknowledged authority for global tech-sourcing and tech-driven innovation in the fashion, beauty, luxury-lifestyle space.
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closed 2/15/2017 via Reuters

Giglio Group S.p.A., acquired E-volve Group

synopsis: Giglio Group has acquired E-volve Group, an e-commerce service provider that manages the online shops of fashion brands. E-volve creates e-commerce websites that are completely customized to match every detail of a brand's identity.
buyer: Giglio Group S.p.A. (BIT:GGTV:$43.22)
Giglio Group is an e-commerce and TV media company. They are a leader in the radio television sector, broadcasting in 46 countries, 5 continents and in six languages through their own television channels. Their e-commerce division is the largest online Italian B2B fashion distributor. "
target: E-volve Group
E-volve Group manages over 25 online stores for international fashion brands. Their ecommerce websites are completely customized to match every detail of a brand's identity. Their web analysts provide clients with full real time support and data for their business development.
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$5.75
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$52
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closed 6/15/2015 via Market Wire

PFSweb, Inc., acquired MODA

synopsis: PFSweb, Inc., a global provider of end-to-end eCommerce solutions, has completed the acquisition of MODA, an eCommerce system integrator and consultancy. Based in London, MODA is an eCommerce solutions provider creating unique digital experiences for fashion brands and retailers.
buyer: PFSweb, Inc. (PFSW:$250.40)
PFSweb, Inc. is a global provider of end-to-end eCommerce solutions including digital agency and marketing services, technology development services, business process outsourcing services and a complete omni-channel technology ecosystem. "
target: MODA
MODA is a digital agency based in London specialising in innovative strategies and Ecommerce solutions for the fashion, lifestyle & luxury industries. The company was founded in 2010 with the core belief that fashion retail is unique and therefore requires a forward thinking approach to Ecommerce.
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$1.25
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$3
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closed 9/23/2014 via Market Wire

PFSweb, Inc., acquired LiveAreaLabs

synopsis: PFSweb, Inc., a global provider of end-to-end eCommerce solutions, has completed the acquisition of LiveAreaLabs, a digital creative agency and eCommerce systems integrator. LiveAreaLabs delivers eCommerce implementations, apps, and digital campaigns for some of the most respected brands in the fashion, beauty and active lifestyle industries.
buyer: PFSweb, Inc. (PFSW:$250.40)
PFSweb is a global provider of end-to-end eCommerce solutions including digital agency and marketing services, technology development services, business process outsourcing services and a complete omni-channel technology ecosystem. "
target: LiveAreaLabs
LiveAreaLabs is a digital retail agency. They specialize in translating the unique essence of brands into gratifying digital experiences that connect emotionally, drive satisfied interactions, and create brand ambassadors.
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$4.55
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closed 3/13/2019 via BusinessWire

FusionPKG, acquired Architectural Beauty

synopsis: FusionPKG, a full-service supplier to the beauty industry, has acquired Architectural Beauty, a cosmetic formulation, marketing and turnkey provider based in Paramus, NJ. Founded in 2010, they specialize in the creation of cosmetic brands from the ground up.
buyer: FusionPKG
Founded in 2004, FusionPKG is a total beauty solutions provider headquartered in Dallas, with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Zhejiang, China. Fusion combines design and engineering expertise to develop packaging for both skincare and color cosmetic categories. "
target: Architectural Beauty
Architectural Beauty is a cosmetic formulation, marketing and turnkey provider based in Paramus, NJ. Founded in 2010, they specialize in the creation of cosmetic brands from the ground up.
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closed 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

M&C Saatchi plc, acquired Red Hare Digital

synopsis: M&C Saatchi, the world's largest independent advertising network, has acquired two social influencer agencies Red Hare Digital and sister agency, Grey Whippet. Red Hare and Grey Whippet will be combined with M&C Saatchi's social team to form a new social arm called M&C Saatchi Social.
buyer: M&C Saatchi plc (AIM:SAA:$438.72)
Based in the UK, M&C Saatchi is the world's largest independent advertising network. Powered by its philosophy, Brutal Simplicity of Thought, Diversity of Thought, Independence, and Ownership, their work connects buyers and sellers as simply and as powerfully as possible. "
target: Red Hare Digital
Based in the UK, Red Hare Digital is a creator agency, developing careers for some of the fastest growing social influencers across all media platforms. Grey Whippet is a consultancy and agency that runs social media campaigns.
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closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Altavia, acquired Active Creative

synopsis: Altavia has acquired the agency Active Creative in order to strengthen its presence in the Middle East and in Dubai. Active Creative is a content creation agency dedicated to luxury and lifestyle. Located in Dubai, Active Creative is known for its expertise in creative design for cosmetic and perfume brands.
buyer: Altavia
Altavia is the leading independent international group specializing in commercial communication for the retail sector. They provide a multi-channel approach to their clients’ commercial communication needs, enabling them to offer bespoke solutions at every stage in the value chain. "
target: Active Creative
Active Creative is a content creation agency dedicated to luxury and lifestyle. Located in Dubai, Active Creative is known for its expertise in creative design for cosmetic and perfume brands.
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announced 5/29/2019 via PR Newswire

Regent Pacific Group Limited, will acquire Yooya

synopsis: Regent Pacific Group, a specialist healthcare, wellness and life sciences investment group, has signed a non-legally binding offer letter to acquire Entertainment Direct Asia ("Yooya"). Yooya is a content-driven e-commerce platform that is the first to focus on cannabidiol (CBD) infused products designed to awaken the body's natural healing system.
buyer: Regent Pacific Group Limited (SEHK:575:($0.57))
Regent Pacific is a diversified investment group based in Hong Kong currently holding various corporate and strategic investments focusing on the healthcare, wellness and life sciences sectors. "
target parent: DFR Asia
target: Yooya
Yooya is a content-driven e-commerce platform that is reshaping the way that brands connect with Chinese consumers. Yooya is the first to focus on cannabidiol (CBD) infused products, which are designed to awaken the body's natural healing system and promote better health and sleep.
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$15
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closed 6/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gusto Collective Limited, acquired Reuter Communications

synopsis: Reuter Communications has been acquired by Gusto Collective, an independent holding group led by industry veteran Aaron Lau. Reuter is a specialist luxury consultancy founded by Chloe Reuter and Nick Cakebread in 2010.
buyer: Gusto Collective Limited
Gusto Collective, founded by Agency veteran, Aaron Lau, is a start-up group funded by the founder and a number of high profile investors to create Asia Pacific’s first brandtech group, bringing the best of brand storytellers and ad/martech to the fast growing markets in Asia Pacific. "
target: Reuter Communications
Reuter is a specialist luxury consultancy founded by Chloe Reuter and Nick Cakebread in 2010. Headquartered in Shanghai, the 120-person firm also has offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and London, working for clients across the fashion, beauty, travel and lifestyle industries.
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closed 7/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Farfetch, acquired CuriosityChina

synopsis: Fashion “unicorn” Farfetch has acquired digital marketing agency CuriosityChina in a bid to boost its presence in the world's second-largest luxury market. Created in 2013, CuriosityChina is a leading digital and tech company focusing on Chinese digital platforms for premium and luxury brands.
buyer: Farfetch (FTCH:$602.38)
Farfetch is the online platform to shop the world’s greatest selection of luxury. Their e-commerce platform partners with the world’s best luxury boutiques and brands, guaranteeing an unparalleled range of pieces to shop; from established luxury brands to the most interesting new designers. "
target: CuriosityChina
Created in 2013, CuriosityChina is a leading digital and tech company focusing on Chinese digital platforms for premium and luxury brands. CuriosityChina built the bridge between digital and technology serving top international brands in various industries.
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closed 2/28/2019 via PR Newswire

FreakOut Pte Ltd., acquired Spice Lab Pte. Ltd

synopsis: FreakOut, the global marketing technology company, part of FreakOut Holdings, has acquired Spice Lab Pte. Ltd, one of the largest female-focused media companies operating in Thailand and Vietnam, from Drecom Co., Ltd. Spice Lab specializes in consumer marketing for the cosmetics & fashion industries and targets millennial generation girls & women.
buyer parent: Freak Out Holdings, Inc.
buyer: FreakOut Pte Ltd.
FreakOut is a marketing technology company with programmatic solutions [DSP, SSP] delivering in-feed display and in-feed video formats across 3,000 publishers. It offers proprietary media solutions, a mobile-first publishing platform, trading desk programmatic businesses, and consumer marketing. "
target parent: Drecom Co., Ltd.
target: Spice Lab Pte. Ltd
Spice Lab is one of the largest female-focused online media and marketing companies in Southeast Asia and the owner of 'Spice' and 'Pepper' online magazines that predominantly focus on and serve female and male millennial generation audiences with the latest news on fashion and cosmetics trends.
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announced 1/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Aaghir Yadav, will acquire Creative Insurgence

synopsis: Aaghir Yadav, the co-founder of Creative Insurgence, has agreed to buy back the business from The Marketing Group plc, a global full-service marketing network. Creative Insurgence is a marketing agency specializing in lifestyle marketing.
buyer: Aaghir Yadav
Aaghir Yadav is the Co-Founder of Creative Insurgence, a marketing agency that specializes in lifestyle marketing. "
target parent: The Marketing Group Plc
target: Creative Insurgence
Creative Insurgence, based in Singapore, is a marketing agency specializing in lifestyle marketing with some of the region’s biggest brands and groups including Ministry of Sound, the Pangaea Group and the Massive Collective outlets.
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$0.42
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closed 6/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Marketing Group Plc, acquired Creative Insurgence

synopsis: The Marketing Group plc, an acquisition vehicle with the purpose of gathering successful marketing businesses under one roof, has acquired Creative Insurgence. Creative Insurgence, based in Singapore, is a marketing agency specializing in lifestyle marketing with some of the region’s biggest brands and groups.
buyer: The Marketing Group Plc (OM:TMG:$32.91)
A world leader in the field of innovative marketing, The Marketing Group plc allows global brands to reach their target audience. With a presence and client portfolio across the USA, Europe, Asia, and Australia, The Marketing Group Plc is strategically positioned as a global leader. "
target: Creative Insurgence
Creative Insurgence, based in Singapore, is a marketing agency specializing in lifestyle marketing with some of the region’s biggest brands and groups including Ministry of Sound, the Pangaea Group and the Massive Collective outlets.
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closed 8/15/2018 via Company Press Release

Miles Partnership, acquired Odyssey Storyworks

synopsis: Miles Partnership, a leading tourism marketing consultancy, has acquired Odyssey Storyworks, a digital storytelling and content marketing agency. Odyssey Storyworks specializes in social-first content creation and amplification for travel, entertainment and lifestyle brands.
buyer: Miles Partnership
Miles Partnership markets destinations and hospitality businesses by working with state tourism offices, convention & visitors bureaus, hotels and other organizations in the tourism industry to create forward thinking online, mobile, email and print content marketing solutions. "
target: Odyssey Storyworks
Odyssey Storyworks is a digital storytelling and content marketing agency that specializes in social-first content creation and amplification for travel, entertainment and lifestyle brands. Odyssey provides content marketing and storytelling services to over 25 national tourism brands.
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

MMGY Global, Inc, acquired Grifco PR

synopsis: Travel and hospitality marketing firm MMGY Global has acquired Grifco PR and its sister agency, Ophir PR. Grifco PR and Ophir PR are public relations firms in the the travel and hospitality industry, as well as the lifestyle industry.
buyer: MMGY Global, Inc
MMGY Global is an integrated marketing firm focused on the needs of the travel, hospitality and entertainment industries. They help travel companies grow revenue by motivating their customers. "
target: Grifco PR
Based in the UK, Grifco is a leading public relations firm specializing in international luxury travel and lifestyle. They provide a professional media relations and media strategy service. Ophir PR is a boutique PR, communications and media relations agency in hotel, travel and tourism.
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closed 8/9/2017 via PR Web

6S Marketing, acquired Motive Communications

synopsis: Digital agency 6S Marketing has acquired social media agency Motive Communications. Motive’s founder, Mitchell Fawcett, joins the 6S Marketing team as VP Partnerships & Social Strategy. With this acquisition, 6S will now offer an advanced suite of social media services, rounding out a comprehensive digital marketing offering.
buyer: 6S Marketing
6S Marketing is a leading digital agency in New York, Vancouver, and Toronto that transforms businesses for the digital age. 6S focuses on emergent tactics such as marketing automation, social media and content strategy, online media buying, programmatic advertising, and multi-lingual campaigns. "
target: Motive Communications
Motive Communications, based in Vancouver, BC, offers social media services to clients in a wide array of industries including tourism, hospitality, fashion, beauty, health, and education. The agency operates with a team of contractors based locally, as well as in Toronto, New York, and Seattle.
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closed 5/18/2007 via BusinessWire

Great Hill Partners LLC, purchased a minority stake in Gorilla Nation Media, LLC

synopsis: Gorilla Nation, the world’s largest online ad rep firm, announced its partnership with Great Hill Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies operating in the media, Internet and business and consumer services industries. GHP has invested over $50 million in the company for a significant minority stake.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity firm that manages over $1.5 billion in capital and focuses on investing in growth companies operating in the business and consumer services, media, communications, and education industries. "
target: Gorilla Nation Media, LLC
Gorilla Nation is the world's largest online ad sales representation company. It represents over 400 leading web publishers and sells integrated media and promotional programs to Fortune 500 brand advertisers.
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$57
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closed 7/30/2021 via PR Newswire

SOCi, acquired Brandify

synopsis: SOCi, the leading all-in-one marketing platform built for multi-location marketers, has acquired Brandify, an industry-leading provider of location-based digital marketing solutions. With the combination, SOCi solidifies its position as the largest localized marketing platform globally, with more than three million locations under management.
buyer: SOCi
SOCi is an award-winning localized marketing platform built specifically for multi-location marketers. SOCi enables top brands and their locations to strengthen and scale their digital presence across limitless local search and social pages while protecting what matters most, their reputation. "
target: Brandify
Brandify is a leading provider of location-based digital marketing solutions that helps brands connect to their customers. Brandify does this by capturing data as well as providing strategy and customized solutions to help brands maximize their online presence and drive customers to their locations.
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closed 7/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Triboo Digitale, acquired East Media s.r.l.

synopsis: Triboo SpA, active in the e-commerce and digital advertising sector, announces that it has finalized, through its subsidiary Triboo Digitale Srl, the acquisition of a 51% stake in the share capital of East Media s.r.l. ("East Media"), an Italian company specializing in digital marketing in China, South Korea and Russia.
buyer parent: Triboo S.p.A.
buyer: Triboo Digitale (BIT:TB:$37.36)
Triboo Digitale provides fully outsourced tailor-made end-to-end e-commerce solutions for retail brands. They maximize online and mobile sales implementing and managing their customers e-commerce activities. "
target: East Media s.r.l.
East Media is an Italian company specializing in digital marketing in China, South Korea, and Russia. The services provided by East Media are based on an expertise in interpreting the local scenario, designing targeted marketing and communication strategies and managing reference platforms.
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closed 8/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Deloitte Digital, acquired Acne AB

synopsis: Deloitte Digital announced the acquisition of Acne, the award-winning European creative agency. Acne is an internationally acclaimed marketing house focusing on storytelling for brands. Acne offers creative, strategic, digital, film and photography services for a range of clients, particularly in the lifestyle and luxury retail sectors.
buyer parent: Deloitte LLP
buyer: Deloitte Digital
Deloitte Digital has created a new model for a new age — a creative digital consultancy. That means bringing together all the creative and technology capabilities, business acumen and industry insight needed to help transform clients' businesses with digital. "
target: Acne AB
Founded in 1996, Acne is an internationally acclaimed marketing house focusing on storytelling for brands. They offer creative, strategic, digital, film and photography services for a range of clients, particularly in the lifestyle and luxury retail sectors.
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$5
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$1
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closed 12/5/2016 via Company Press Release

Spokes Marketing merged with Strategic Factory,

synopsis: Strategic Factory, a cross-media marketing company, announces a strategic merger with Spokes Marketing, an ad agency specializing in digital marketing for small and medium-sized businesses since 2006.
buyer: Strategic Factory
Strategic Factory encourages collaboration between strategy and creativity to deliver powerful, cohesive and innovative campaigns. Services include marketing, graphic design, printing, mailing, signage, promotional products, and customized apparel. "
target: Spokes Marketing
Spokes Marketing is an ad agency specializing in digital marketing for small and medium-sized businesses since 2006. Spokes helps clients grow their businesses by generating leads.
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