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closed 9/23/2020 via BusinessWire

Barrington Media Group, acquired Blackbird Garage

synopsis: Barrington Media Group, a portfolio company of Fort Point Capital, has acquired Blackbird Garage, a performance digital growth agency based in Chicago, Illinois that specializes in direct response advertising primarily for retail and ecommerce brands. They specialize in profitable customer acquisition for brands, e-commerce, and CPG.
buyer parent: Fort Point Capital
buyer: Barrington Media Group
Located in Shelton, Connecticut, Barrington Media Group (BMG) is a technology-enabled marketing services business that focuses on direct response advertisements in traditional media channels, including television, audio and direct mail. "
target: Blackbird Garage
Blackbird Garage is a performance digital growth agency based in Chicago, Illinois that specializes in direct response advertising primarily for retail and ecommerce brands. They specialize in profitable customer acquisition for brands, e-commerce, and CPG.
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closed 10/15/2020 via Company Press Release

GlynnDevins, acquired Linkmedia 360

synopsis: GlynnDevins, the leading technology-enabled marketing agency serving the senior living category, has acquired Linkmedia 360, a data-driven, digital marketing company. Linkmedia 360 creates and implements comprehensive lead generation programs using digital, social, mobile and traditional media channels.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: GlynnDevins
GlynnDevins is the leader in senior living marketing solutions. Their research-based brand development process, targeted digital advertising programs and metrics-based campaign strategies continue to be core service offerings within the agency. "
target: Linkmedia 360
Linkmedia 360 is a data-driven, digital marketing company. Linkmedia 360 creates and implements comprehensive lead generation programs using digital, social, mobile and traditional media channels. Their vast array of marketing services include SEO, paid media, email, web development and more.
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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.
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closed 10/7/2020 via PR Newswire

Rightpoint, acquired Something Digital

synopsis: Rightpoint has acquired Something Digital, a premier interactive agency. The addition of Something Digital's deep commerce expertise to Rightpoint's customer experience leadership, will further enable the company's ability to drive experience-led transformation at scale for clients across industries.
buyer parent: Genpact Ltd
buyer: Rightpoint
Rightpoint, a Genpact company, is a global experience leader. From whiteboard to roll-out, Rightpoint helps its clients embed experience across their operations from front to back offices to accelerate digital transformation through a human-centric lens. "
target: Something Digital
Something Digital is a premier interactive agency specializing in ecommerce website design, digital strategy, and user experience. Something Digital offers strategic, creative solutions that help clients grow their business.
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closed 9/30/2020 via BusinessWire

Acceleration Community of Companies, acquired Stripe Theory

synopsis: Acceleration Community of Companies (ACC) has acquired Stripe Theory, an Atlanta-based, data-fueled, strategic marketing agency. The addition of Stripe Theory will empower ACC to help its clients go beyond data to uncover insights and strategies that measurably and cost-effectively grow and protect brands.
buyer: Acceleration Community of Companies
ACC is a community of cutting-edge media, marketing, and communications companies that help clients move efficiently with their branding, marketing, and media decisions and action. ACC ensures all agencies are tech-enabled, utilizing data and analytics to drive maximum results for clients. "
target: Stripe Theory
Stripe Theory is a data-fueled digital agency delivering breakthrough insights through data automation and marketing innovation. The company uses its unique advantage in state-of-the-art research and analytics, digital technology, 360-monitoring, and deep-data analysis to protect and grow brands.
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closed 9/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Dynata, acquired CrowdLab Limited

synopsis: Dynata has acquired UK-based CrowdLab, an innovative digital ethnography solution for capturing in-the-moment consumer opinions, attitudes, and trends in a multiple award-winning digital platform. The acquisition will expand Dynata's qualitative research capabilities within its Dynata Insights Platform.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the world's largest first-party data and insights platform. With a reach of over 62 million consumers and business professionals globally, and an extensive library of individual profile attributes collected through surveys, Dynata is the cornerstone for precise, trustworthy quality data. "
target: CrowdLab Limited
UK-based CrowdLab is a digital ethnography solution for capturing in-the-moment consumer opinions, attitudes, and trends. CrowdLab helps brands understand how customers experience life, brands, products and services, sharing instantaneous contextualized insights through an engaging digital platform.
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announced 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

WebStrategies Inc., will acquire WebStrategies Inc.

synopsis: The ownership of WebStrategies Inc., Midlothian-based digital marketing agency, is transitioning over to its CEO. The agreement between CEO Chris Leone and the company’s founder, Neal Lappe, will transfer full ownership to Leone. WebStrategies uses metrics and web analytics data as the foundation for optimizing marketing programs.
buyer: WebStrategies Inc.
Chris Leone is the CEO of WebStrategies. Leone, a 2003 graduate of Midlothian High School, began as an entry-level employee with WebStrategies in 2008. "
target: WebStrategies Inc.
Based in Midlothian, Virginia, WebStrategies is in business to create raving fans. As a marketing firm specializing in generating online leads and sales, WebStrategies uses metrics and web analytics data as the foundation for optimizing marketing programs and maximizing return on marketing investmen
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closed 9/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paprika Global Pte Ltd merged with Huntington Communications,

synopsis: Public relations agency Huntington Communications and creative agency Paprika Global have merged to form Distilleri, an independent strategic communications consultancy. Both agencies are uniting to form a stronger suite of communication solutions as the marketing and media landscapes are becoming more fragmented.
buyer: Huntington Communications
Huntington Communications is a public relations and crisis communications agency that works with global leaders as well as Singapore-based companies to manage reputation and shape opinions. They also specialize in event management, digital and social strategy, branding, media relations and more. "
target: Paprika Global Pte Ltd
Paprika is a fully integrated communications agency established since 2000. They provide a full suite of offerings spanning the following– Strategy, Creative, Digital, Social Networking, Relationship Management and Media Services.
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closed 9/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

LCR Capital Partners, acquired Altacircle LLC

synopsis: LCR Capital Partners, a global private investment and advisory services firm focused on U.S. immigration and investment, is excited to announce that it has agreed to acquire Altacircle LLC, a digital marketing consultancy that has a deep expertise in advertising technology and lead generation.
buyer: LCR Capital Partners
LCR Capital Partners is a global private investment and advisory services firm that is the ideal partner for families interested in U.S. immigration and investment. Founded in 2012, LCR is led by classmates who met at Harvard Business School and worked together at McKinsey & Company. "
target: Altacircle LLC
Altacircle is a digital marketing consultancy focused on lead generation and innovation. It was founded in 2018 by John Baker who was previously Chief Marketing Officer of Mirum, a global digital agency he helped to create inside J Walter Thompson and WPP.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Real Agency Group, acquired Real Agency Group

synopsis: The management of Real Agency Group (RAG) has acquired the company from Bonnier Ventures, the venture arm of media group Bonnier. RAG is a Nordic network of best in class communication agencies. RAG offers a wide range of digital communication services that help their clients to reach, catch and convert audiences.
buyer: Real Agency Group
Real Agency Group (RAG) is a Nordic network of best in class communication agencies. RAG offers a wide range of digital communication services that help their clients to reach, catch and convert audiences. Their family of agencies include Spoon, The Domain Was Taken, Oh My and more. "
target parent: Bonnier AB
target: Real Agency Group
Real Agency Group (RAG) is a Nordic network of best in class communication agencies. RAG offers a wide range of digital communication services that help their clients to reach, catch and convert audiences. Their family of agencies include Spoon, The Domain Was Taken, Oh My and more.
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

CircleSquare, acquired Comtogether

synopsis: CircleSquare, a UK-based marketing company, has acquired comtogether, a Swiss digital marketing agency. CircleSquare will combine comtogether's expertise in data analysis and media planning with its 20 years of travel retail shopper experience to offer a stronger end-to-end proposition.
buyer: CircleSquare
UK-based CircleSquare are award-winning design and build experts capable of delivering retail solutions on a global scale. Working with some of the leading luxury companies in the world, CircleSquare creates retail displays, promotions, and environments that stand out. "
target: Comtogether
comtogether is a Swiss digital marketing agency. Its primary focus is on data-driven digital marketing, producing campaigns— including media planning and buying—and bespoke automations, with measurable and repeatable results.
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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 8/5/2020 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

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 7/8/2020 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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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:$19.14)
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 9/23/2020 via BusinessWire

Barrington Media Group, acquired Blackbird Garage

synopsis: Barrington Media Group, a portfolio company of Fort Point Capital, has acquired Blackbird Garage, a performance digital growth agency based in Chicago, Illinois that specializes in direct response advertising primarily for retail and ecommerce brands. They specialize in profitable customer acquisition for brands, e-commerce, and CPG.
buyer parent: Fort Point Capital
buyer: Barrington Media Group
Located in Shelton, Connecticut, Barrington Media Group (BMG) is a technology-enabled marketing services business that focuses on direct response advertisements in traditional media channels, including television, audio and direct mail. "
target: Blackbird Garage
Blackbird Garage is a performance digital growth agency based in Chicago, Illinois that specializes in direct response advertising primarily for retail and ecommerce brands. They specialize in profitable customer acquisition for brands, e-commerce, and CPG.
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closed 9/23/2020 via BusinessWire

Barrington Media Group, acquired Blackbird Garage

synopsis: Barrington Media Group, a portfolio company of Fort Point Capital, has acquired Blackbird Garage, a performance digital growth agency based in Chicago, Illinois that specializes in direct response advertising primarily for retail and ecommerce brands. They specialize in profitable customer acquisition for brands, e-commerce, and CPG.
buyer parent: Fort Point Capital
buyer: Barrington Media Group
Located in Shelton, Connecticut, Barrington Media Group (BMG) is a technology-enabled marketing services business that focuses on direct response advertisements in traditional media channels, including television, audio and direct mail. "
target: Blackbird Garage
Blackbird Garage is a performance digital growth agency based in Chicago, Illinois that specializes in direct response advertising primarily for retail and ecommerce brands. They specialize in profitable customer acquisition for brands, e-commerce, and CPG.
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closed 9/23/2020 via BusinessWire

Barrington Media Group, acquired Blackbird Garage

synopsis: Barrington Media Group, a portfolio company of Fort Point Capital, has acquired Blackbird Garage, a performance digital growth agency based in Chicago, Illinois that specializes in direct response advertising primarily for retail and ecommerce brands. They specialize in profitable customer acquisition for brands, e-commerce, and CPG.
buyer parent: Fort Point Capital
buyer: Barrington Media Group
Located in Shelton, Connecticut, Barrington Media Group (BMG) is a technology-enabled marketing services business that focuses on direct response advertisements in traditional media channels, including television, audio and direct mail. "
target: Blackbird Garage
Blackbird Garage is a performance digital growth agency based in Chicago, Illinois that specializes in direct response advertising primarily for retail and ecommerce brands. They specialize in profitable customer acquisition for brands, e-commerce, and CPG.
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closed 2/13/2019 via Company Press Release

Kagiso Media, acquired MediaMark

synopsis: Kagiso Media, a South African black controlled company with interests in new media, content production, specialized publishing, research, radio broadcasting and television, has acquired Mediamark, a level 2 BBBEE specialist media sales and solutions company comprising experience and disciplines in Radio, Digital, Events and TV.
buyer: Kagiso Media
Based in South Africa, Kagiso Media is a black controlled company with interests in new media, content production, specialized publishing, research, radio broadcasting and television. It has interests in substantial media assets through its subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates. "
target: MediaMark
Based in South Africa, Mediamark is a level 2 BBBEE specialist media sales and solutions company comprising experience and disciplines in Radio, Digital, Events and TV. MediaMark's aim is to be the leading media marketing solutions provider in Africa.
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closed 2/23/2016 via BNC Analysis

Pureprofile Pty Ltd., purchased Australia and New Zealand Assets from Effective Measure International

synopsis: Pureprofile is pleased to announce it has acquired the Australia and New Zealand assets of Effective Measure International. Effective Measure is a leading provider of digital audience and advertising effectiveness measurement and targeting solutions, with a global footprint that services ANZ clients.
buyer: Pureprofile Pty Ltd. (ASX:PPL:$36.88)
Pureprofile is a technology and insights company that helps brands, businesses and consumers make better decisions. Consumers answer short surveys to build their own unique profiles and Pureprofile uses this information to connect them to surveys, insights, and offers tailored to their preferences. "
seller: Effective Measure International
Effective Measure is an innovative Digital Audience Measurement company with extensive global reach. They offer media planning solutions to premium publishers, ad agencies, ad networks, advertisers and researchers.
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closed 1/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Support Services Group, acquired Great Falls Marketing

synopsis: S2G-Maine, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Support Services Group, has acquired Great Falls Marketing (GFM), a Contact Center that specializes in Inbound Sales, Customer Service Support, Brand Ambassador Outbound Solutions. GFM also provides Fulfillment Services that support Direct Response, Retail, Online, Healthcare, and Technology Clients.
buyer: Support Services Group
Support Services Group is a high touch, BPO offering specialized support across various industries with 11 contact center locations across the U.S., Canada, and the Dominican Republic. Support Services Group focuses on People, Technology, and Solutions. "
target: Great Falls Marketing
Great Falls Marketing provides inbound sales, customer care, Brand Ambassador, and fulfillment service to its clients. The company is most notably recognized as a Direct to Consumer industry leading sales based contact center that achieves above average close rates.
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closed 10/23/2019 via BusinessWire

Target Data, acquired Social Fulcrum

synopsis: Target Data, a full-service performance marketing agency, has announced the acquisition of Social Fulcrum, a Boston-based social media agency that specializes in Facebook and Instagram advertising.
buyer: Target Data
Target Data is a performance marketing agency fueled by data and focused on results. Their people-based solution provides strategy and multichannel paid media execution across programmatic display, direct mail, paid search, paid social, and advanced TV. "
target: Social Fulcrum
Social Fulcrum is a paid social advertising agency specializing in large scale direct response campaigns for their clients. They believe in making data-driven marketing decisions and pride themselves in driving rapid campaign scale and efficiency for their retail and ecommerce clients.
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closed 8/29/2019 via PR Newswire

iProspect, acquired MuteSix

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired MuteSix, a top digital performance agency and one of the world's largest direct-to-consumer marketing agencies. MuteSix will join iProspect, a leading global digital performance agency.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: iProspect
iProspect is a global digital marketing agency with 91 offices across 55 countries. A trusted partner with an in-depth understanding of consumer behavior, iProspect reshapes brand strategies to meet the fast-paced demands of the convergent world with a focus on exceeding client business objectives. "
target: MuteSix
MuteSix is one of Facebook's largest direct response advertisers. It provides scalable marketing solutions for clients across a broad spectrum of start-ups, established blue chips, and challenger brands across various B2B and B2C industries
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closed 9/12/2018 via PR Newswire

Shapiro+Raj, acquired Wygant & Co.

synopsis: Shapiro+Raj, a top-ten independent strategic research consultancy, announced that they have acquired longtime creative partner, Wygant & Co., a strategic ideas agency based in Baltimore, MD. Wygant provides strategic, creative, and account management services, specializing in branded, results-driven communications across all marketing channels.
buyer: Shapiro+Raj
Shapiro+Raj is a strategic research consultancy built for the Insight Economy™. By connecting Shapiro's 60-year leadership in research, insights and analytics with new-world brand strategy capabilities, Shapiro+Raj delivers powerful insights that move people to action. "
target: Wygant & Co.
Wygant & Co. is a strategic ideas agency based in Baltimore, MD. They provide strategic, creative, and account management services, specializing in branded, results-driven communications across all marketing channels.
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announced 8/13/2018 via BusinessWire

Veritone One, will acquire Performance Bridge Media

synopsis: Veritone One, a subsidiary of Veritone, Inc., announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Performance Bridge Media, a leading and long-standing podcast agency. Performance Bridge is a direct response, customer acquisition agency that focuses on utilizing various marketing channels for leading brands.
buyer parent: Veritone
buyer: Veritone One
Veritone One is a full-service advertising agency providing media planning, media buying and creative development across broadcast, digital and social media. Headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., Veritone One is a subsidiary of Veritone, Inc. "
target: Performance Bridge Media
Performance Bridge is a direct response, customer acquisition agency that focuses on utilizing various marketing channels for leading brands.
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closed 4/26/2017 via Company Press Release

Vision Integrated Graphics, acquired The CORE Organization

synopsis: Vision, a leading marketing solutions provider announces its acquisition of The Core Organization, a leading direct response agency based in Chicagoland. The acquisition brings new direct response services to Vision, while adding state-of-the-art production and technology capabilities to Core’s growing client demands.
buyer: Vision Integrated Graphics
Vision is a leading provider of marketing service and technology solutions. The company specializes in multi-channel, personalized direct response campaigns, marketing automation solutions and large format graphics displayed at retail locations and large-scale events. "
target: The CORE Organization
For over 25 years, Core has been a full-service direct response agency providing strategy, creative services, propriety data modeling and fulfillment services resulting in higher response rates and lower customer acquisition costs for its clients.
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closed 2/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

The Specialist Works Ltd, acquired The Response Team Ltd.

synopsis: The Response Team and its divisions have been bought by London-based independent media and advertising agency, The Specialist Works. The Response Team is a company that offers direct response marketing. Their expertise spans all direct marketing channels.
buyer: The Specialist Works Ltd
The Specialist Works is a direct response marketing and media agency with a unique business model, designed around clients. "
target: The Response Team Ltd.
The Response Team is a company that offers direct response marketing. Their expertise spans all direct marketing channels. The answer isn't always a press campaign or a TV ad. So their strategies focus on whichever online and offline channels are best for a brand and audience.
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closed 4/29/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Havas Edge, acquired Revenue Frontier

synopsis: Havas announced that it has acquired Revenue Frontier, the Santa Monica, California-based direct response company that specializes in aggregating distribution and distributing content. Revenue Frontier will report into Havas Edge, the world's largest vertically integrated full-service direct response agency.
buyer parent: Havas
buyer: Havas Edge
Havas Edge is the largest vertically integrated full-service direct response agency in the world. With expertise across all digital, broadcast and media domains, Edge succeeds by helping to build their clients businesses, and brands, in that order. "
target: Revenue Frontier
Revenue Frontier is a direct response company that specializes in aggregating distribution and distributing content. They deliver long form and short form television content in both English and Spanish to over one hundred million homes via satellite or remotely deployed servers.
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closed 3/11/2014 via BNC Analysis

Brand New Media, acquired Raymond Entertainment Direct

synopsis: brand new media (BNM) has acquired U.S.-based direct response creative agency and production studio, Raymond Entertainment Direct (RED). BNM’s innovative approach compliments RED and its team of brand development, creative and production experts.
buyer: Brand New Media
brand new media is a digital media company with offices and dedicated studios operating across Australia, Singapore, US and Europe. At brand new media, we own, create and operate digital channels for the world’s leading brands and broadcasters. "
target: Raymond Entertainment Direct
Raymond Entertainment Direct brings together a team of brand development, creative, and production experts that specialize in turning brands into broadcasters. Their creative agency & production studio offer over 16 years of experience within the Direct Response and Entertainment industries.
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closed 1/16/2012 via Yahoo, Inc.

Great Falls Marketing, acquired Great Falls Marketing

synopsis: Scott MacCheyne and Mike Frautten, Great Falls Marketing's CEO and CFO respectively, have purchased the company from several prior stake holders, including Alpine Investors of San Francisco.
buyer: Great Falls Marketing
Great Falls Marketing is a leader in direct-response sales. Their clients are companies that use direct-response advertising campaigns that provide toll-free numbers for consumers to respond to their offers. "
target parent: Alpine Investors, LP
target: Great Falls Marketing
Great Falls Marketing is a leader in direct-response sales. Its clients are companies that use direct-response advertising campaigns that provide toll-free numbers for consumers to respond to their offers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Women's Marketing, Inc., acquired Flying Point Digital

synopsis: Women's Marketing, a leading media strategy and buying firm based in Westport, CT, announced the acquisition of Flying Point Digital, a performance-based digital marketing agency specializing in retail and e-commerce.
buyer parent: The PNC Financial Services Group
buyer: Women's Marketing, Inc.
Women's Marketing is the leading media strategy and activation agency for brands targeting women with a strong history of providing emerging and ambitious established brands with the insights, media access, and strategy to compete against the world's biggest marketers. "
target: Flying Point Digital
Flying Point Digital is a leading digital media agency with a strong track record of delivering measurable results for leading retail and direct response advertisers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/12/2017 via PE Hub

Equistone Partners Europe, acquired Inspired Thinking Group Limited

synopsis: Equistone Partners Europe has acquired a majority stake Inspired Thinking Group (“ITG”), a Birmingham-headquartered technology-led provider of outsourced marketing services. ITG helps global brands and retailers deliver their multi-channel marketing more efficiently and effectively, utilising its proprietary software platform, “MediaCentre”.
buyer: Equistone Partners Europe
Equistone Partners Europe is an investment firm, which operates across France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK, investing as a strategic partner alongside management teams. They look for strong businesses with the potential to grow, supported by their capital and guided by their experience. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: Inspired Thinking Group Limited
Inspired Thinking Group (ITG) is a specialist marketing services and technology business. ITG helps global brands and retailers deliver their multi-channel marketing more efficiently and effectively, utilising its proprietary software platform, “MediaCentre”.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$118
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/5/2012 via BusinessWire

SpinSix merged with Off Madison Ave,

synopsis: Off Madison Ave, a Phoenix-based integrated marketing communications firm, and SpinSix, one of Arizona’s leading creative marketing firms, announced they have merged. Total capitalized billings of the company will be in excess of $50 million annually, supported by more than 50 staff members.
buyer: Off Madison Ave
Off Madison Ave is a Phoenix-based integrated marketing firm. Their capabilities include branding, user experience design, creative content generation, online and social media marketing and campaigning, Web design, mobile and Web applications, Web development, and public relations. "
target: SpinSix
SpinSix is an integrated marketing agency specializing in interactive experiences, lead generation, relationship marketing, brand development, visual design and measurement, and optimization of client campaigns.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

The Specialist Works Ltd, acquired Pace Media

synopsis: The Specialist Works (TSW) announced the acquisition of Pace Media, the specialist international full service TV agency. The acquisition offers TSW clients access to Pace Media’s TV buying in over 50 countries. Pace Media will be rebranded to The Specialist Works and its staff will be based at TSW’s London HQ in Angel.
buyer: The Specialist Works Ltd
The Specialist Works (TSW) is the only independent international brand performance media agency, specialising in online and offline customer acquisition. TSW is all about delivering ‘extraordinary brand performance’. They’re ever-evolving, finding better ways to plan and buy media. "
target: Pace Media
Pace Media is the specialist international full service TV agency. Their services include International TV media buying covering all corners of the globe, TV advert production, development of YouTube channels, plus exciting new tech tools to track, analyse and plan media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/12/2010 via Capital IQ

HMV Media Group, acquired MAMA Group plc

synopsis: Music, books and games retailer HMV has Acquired live music partner MAMA, trumping an offer from its biggest shareholder investment group SMS Finance.
buyer: HMV Media Group
HMV Group combines two powerful retail brands which are leaders in their respective fields, and where people who work in the businesses are passionate about what they do. They operate from approximately 723 stores in 7 different countries. "
target: MAMA Group plc
MAMA Group Plc is a public company focussed on music and media businesses. The Group is comprised of three divisions: Live Music; Artist Services; and Consumer, which includes The Fly, one of the UK's widest distributed music magazines.
price ($mm)[EV]
$63 [$55]*
rev ($mm)
$61
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
25.9x

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