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announced 10/30/2020 via PR Newswire

Alliance Data Systems, Inc., will acquire Bread

synopsis: Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading provider of data-driven marketing, loyalty and payment solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bread, a technology-driven digital payments company offering an omnichannel solution for retailers and platform capabilities to bank partners.
buyer: Alliance Data Systems, Inc. (ADS:$4,872.50)
Alliance Data® Systems (ADS) and its combined businesses is a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. ADS creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience. "
target: Bread
Bread is a technology-driven payments company that partners with retailers to personalize payment options for their customers. Bread integrates directly with retailers on their ecommerce site and gives them a single platform that lets them offer more ways to pay over time.
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$450
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announced 7/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Heidelpay, will purchase Paysafe Pay Later from Paysafe Group

synopsis: Germany-based heidelpay Group will acquire Paysafe Pay Later, the deferred payments arm of the Paysafe Group. Focusing on the DACH region, Paysafe Pay Later is an omni-channel solutions provider for online and physical retailers wishing to offer white-labeled invoice and installment payment solutions, as well as bank transfers and direct debits.
buyer parent: AnaCap Financial Partners LLP
buyer: Heidelpay
Based in Heidelberg, the heidelpay Group is one of the fastest-growing and most innovative fintech service providers in Germany. heidelpay is a full-service payment service provider that covers the entire spectrum of electronic payment processing. "
seller: Paysafe Group (LSE:PAYS:$871.19)
Paysafe Pay Later is the deferred payments arm of the Paysafe Group. Paysafe Pay Later is an omnichannel provider with solutions for both online and bricks-and-mortar retailers wishing to offer white-labeled invoice and installment payment solutions, as well as bank transfers and direct debits.
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closed 10/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Pineapple Payments, acquired Payline Data Services LLC

synopsis: Payline Data, a full-service payment solutions provider, announced that it has been acquired by Pineapple Payments, an omni-channel payments technology company. Payline has rapidly ascended in the highly competitive payment processing industry, serving nearly 10,000 merchants and processing $2 Billion in annual volume.
buyer: Pineapple Payments
Pineapple Payments is a payment processing technology company that provides omni-channel payment acceptance tools for merchants of all shapes and sizes. From its innovative technology solutions to its proactive merchant success team, Pineapple truly takes a fresh approach to payment processing. "
target: Payline Data Services LLC
Payline Data Services LLC is an industry-shaping payments company that powers payment experiences for a wide range of merchants. Payline has rapidly ascended in the highly competitive payment processing industry, serving nearly 10,000 merchants and processing $2 Billion in annual volume.
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closed 2/22/2016 via Company Press Release

Wirecard AG, acquired Moip

synopsis: Wirecard AG, one of the world’s leading independent providers of outsourcing and white label solutions for electronic payment transactions, has acquired all shares of the Brazilian company Moip Pagamentos S.A., the ideal payment solution for e-commerce, marketplaces, recurring payments, and face-to-face sales.
buyer: Wirecard AG (XTRA:WDI:$3,048.73)
Wirecard AG is one of the world’s leading independent providers of outsourcing and white label solutions for electronic payment transactions. The Wirecard Group has been supporting companies in accepting electronic payments from all sales channels. "
target: Moip
Moip is the ideal payment solution for e-commerce, marketplaces, recurring payments, and face-to-face sales. Based on concepts as innovation and flexibility, Moip offers its clients over 15 options of means of payment, risk management and dispute resolution tools and simplified accession.
price ($mm)
$26
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
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EV / EBITDA
18.0x
closed 12/18/2013 via New York Times

klarna AB, acquired Sofort AG

synopsis: Klarna has announced the acquisition of Sofort, a provider of online payment solutions for buyers and merchants in Europe. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Gauting, Germany with locations in Wetzlar and Hürth, Germany; and Wien, Austria. It has sales offices in Polen and Belgium.
buyer: klarna AB
Klarna was founded in 2005 to create safer, simpler and more fun online shopping. It does this by letting the consumer receive the goods first and pay afterwards, while klarna assumes the credit and fraud risks on goods from the e-stores. "
target parent: Reimann Investors Advisory GmbH
target: Sofort AG
Sofort AG provides online payment solutions for buyers and merchants in Europe. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Gauting, Germany with locations in Wetzlar and Hürth, Germany; and Wien, Austria. It has sales offices in Polen and Belgium.
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announced 4/2/2012 via Market Wire

Universal Vision Group Inc., will acquire Webteh d.o.o.

synopsis: Universal Vision Group Inc., a leading provider of prepaid cards and e-commerce software, has reached an agreement with Webteh d.o.o. and its founders whereby Webteh will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Vision Group as it expands globally. Webteh is the largest Croatian and regional service for Internet payments.
buyer: Universal Vision Group Inc.
Universal Vision Group is a leading provider of international multi-currency pre-paid cards to both corporate users and consumers on its proprietary software that offers a complete Tier 1 pre-paid card issuer processing infrastructure. "
target: Webteh d.o.o.
Webteh ltd. is the largest Croatian and regional service for Internet payments. Webteh performs acceptance and contracting for merchants in Montenegro as IPSP Atlasmont Bank AD.
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closed 1/3/2012 via BusinessWire

VeriFone, Inc., acquired Point Transaction Systems AB

synopsis: VeriFone Systems, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Point, Northern Europe’s largest provider of payment and gateway services and solutions for retailers. Point, based in Stockholm, has operations in 11 European countries and serves a captive network encompassing almost 475,000 merchant contracts.
buyer: VeriFone, Inc. (PAY:$2,000.46)
VeriFone Systems, Inc. is the global leader in secure electronic payment solutions. VeriFone provides expertise, solutions and services that add value to the point of sale with merchant-operated, consumer-facing and self-service payment systems. "
target parent: Nordic Capital
target: Point Transaction Systems AB
Point Transaction Systems ("Point") is the leading provider of multichannel electronic payment solutions in Europe focusing on payment services to merchants. Point installations handle 10 million transactions per day, and customers include some of the largest retail companies in Europe.
price ($mm)
$1,049
rev ($mm)
$191
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.5x
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closed 2/2/2011 via Company Press Release

NEOVIA Financial Plc, acquired Optimal Payments, Inc.

synopsis: NEOVIA Financial Plc, the leading alternative payments business, announced that the Company has completed the acquisition of Optimal Payments, a leading provider of straight through processing solutions to merchants in North America and Europe.
buyer: NEOVIA Financial Plc
NEOVIA Financial Plc specialise in safe payment and money transfer services, giving merchants and consumers the freedom to manage and move their money online. The company works to remove the risks of variable factors such as identity, currency exchange and distance. "
target parent: Optimal Group Inc.
target: Optimal Payments, Inc. (LSE:PAYS:$871.19)
Optimal Payments is a leading global provider of online payment solutions offering credit/debit card and direct debit processing to e-commerce and mail-order/telephone-order (MOTO) merchants in Canada, the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean.
price ($mm)
$48
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closed 1/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Haili Metal One, acquired Union Mobile Pay Ltd.

synopsis: Qingdao Haili Metal One Co., Ltd. declared to offer shares acquiring a 91.56% stake in Union Mobile Pay. The company is a leading domestic provider of professional mobile finance and e-commerce industry chain service.
buyer: Haili Metal One (002537:$0.00)
Qingdao Haili Metal One Co., Ltd. is principally engaged in the manufacture and distribution of household electrical appliance spare parts, automobile spare parts and micro specialty motors. "
target: Union Mobile Pay Ltd.
Union Mobile Pay (UMPay) provides professional mobile payment for businesses and consumers. UMPay, a joint venture between China Mobile and China UnionPay, is the leading provider of e-commerce products and services in China specializing in financial services, payments and mobile commerce.
price ($mm)
$462*
rev ($mm)
$108
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/14/2013 via BusinessWire

FIS, acquired mFoundry, Inc.

synopsis: FIS™ announced it has completed the acquisition of mFoundry, a foremost provider of mobile banking and payment solutions for financial institutions and retailers. The resulting combination creates one of the leading mobile entities in the financial services space and enables FIS to leverage its technology assets across a broader client base.
buyer parent: Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
buyer: FIS (FIS:$9,241.00)
FIS is the world’s largest global provider dedicated to banking and payments technologies. With a long history deeply rooted in the financial services sector, FIS serves more than 14,000 institutions in over 100 countries. "
target: mFoundry, Inc.
mFoundry is North America’s largest provider of mobile banking and mobile payments services. The leading software-as-a-service (SaaS), cloud-based mobile banking offering, mFoundry works with more than 850 banks and credit unions nationwide.
price ($mm)
$115*
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announced 12/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Monitise plc, will acquire The Mobile Money Network

synopsis: Monitise Plc agreed to buy control of Mobile Money Network Ltd. The Mobile Money Network Ltd. develops mobile services that bring together a network of retailers, advertisers, banks and media owners to provide consumers with a simple way to discover and buy goods and services using their mobile phone.
buyer: Monitise plc (AIM:MONI:$79.40)
Monitise plc is a technology and services company delivering mobile banking, payments and commerce networks worldwide with the proven technology and expertise to enable financial institutions and other service providers to offer a wide range of services to their customers. "
target: The Mobile Money Network
The Mobile Money Network Ltd. develops mobile services that bring together a network of retailers, advertisers, banks and media owners to provide consumers with a simple way to discover and buy goods and services using their mobile phone.
price ($mm)
$28*
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closed 4/5/2017 via BusinessWire

eyeo, acquired Flattr

synopsis: eyeo, parent company of Adblock Plus, announced its acquisition of Flattr, the content-funding solution that has already paid 30,000 online content creators and publishers since it was created in 2010. Flattr aims to promote and sustain a free and open internet by allowing users to value online content and support creators monetarily.
buyer: eyeo
eyeo builds open-source products that sustain and grow a fair and open web, and gives users control so they have a better online experience. eyeo has offices in Cologne and Berlin, Germany. Their main product, Adblock Plus, is used by over 100 million users worldwide. "
target: Flattr
Flattr is a micropayment service, founded in 2010 by Peter Sunde and Linus Olsson. Flattr aims to promote and sustain a free and open internet by allowing users to value online content and support creators monetarily to help them create more awesomeness.
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announced 8/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Afterpay Holdings Limited, will acquire Pagantis

synopsis: Afterpay, a global leader in "Buy Now, Pay Later" payments, will acquire Pagantis, a Spain-based fintech company that provides automated, friction-free consumer finance for e-commerce in Europe. Pagantis enables shoppers to shop at various online stores and pay in flexible installments.
buyer: Afterpay Holdings Limited (:$332.11)
Afterpay is a global leader in "Buy Now, Pay Later" payments. Afterpay allows customers to receive products immediately and pay for their purchases over four installments. The service is completely free for customers who pay on time, helping people spend responsibly without incurring interest. "
target: Pagantis
Pagantis is a Spain-based fintech company that provides friction-free consumer finance for e-commerce in Europe. Pagantis enables shoppers to shop at various online stores and pay in flexible installments. The company offers payment services for eCommerce businesses in Spain, France and Italy.
price ($mm)
$59
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announced 8/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., will acquire Heidelpay

synopsis: KKR will acquire a majority shareholding of heidelpay Group from its majority shareholder, AnaCap Financial Partners. Based in Heidelberg, the heidelpay Group is one of the fastest-growing and most innovative fintech service providers in Germany. The full-service payment service provider covers the entire spectrum of electronic payment processing.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$8,510.31)
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds. "
target parent: AnaCap Financial Partners LLP
target: Heidelpay
Based in Heidelberg, the heidelpay Group is one of the fastest-growing and most innovative fintech service providers in Germany. Founded in 2003, the full-service payment service provider covers the entire spectrum of electronic payment processing.
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announced 6/12/2019 via Bloomberg

PayU Group, will acquire Iyzico Odeme Hizmetleri A.S.

synopsis: PayU, a Netherlands-based leading financial service provider, will acquire Iyzico, a Turkish digital payments company. Iyzico provides secure payment solutions to online sellers and shoppers. Izyico allows businesses to accept secure payments from all around the world.
buyer parent: Naspers Ltd.
buyer: PayU Group
PayU is a Netherlands-based leading financial service provider. They deliver innovative technology that enables millions of people to buy and sell online. They specialize in innovative consumer and small business products that improve access to credit and banking services in underserved markets. "
target: Iyzico Odeme Hizmetleri A.S.
Iyzico is a Turkish digital payments company. Iyzico provides secure payment solutions to online sellers and shoppers. Izyico allows businesses to accept secure payments from all around the world. Their mobile app allows online shoppers to easily manage and keep track of their orders.
price ($mm)
$165
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closed 11/15/2018 via BusinessWire

PayPal, Inc., acquired Hyperwallet

synopsis: PayPal Holdings, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Hyperwallet, a leading global payout platform. The acquisition of Hyperwallet enhances PayPal’s payout capabilities, improving the company’s ability to provide an integrated suite of payment solutions to ecommerce platforms and marketplaces around the world.
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal’s digital payments platform gives active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in powerful ways, whether online, on mobile, in app, or in person. PayPal creates ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. "
target: Hyperwallet
Hyperwallet’s payout platform provides organizations with a fast, efficient, and transparent way to distribute funds to payees around the world. Trusted by enterprise, ecommerce, and on-demand platforms, Hyperwallet makes it easy to deliver a superior payment experience through a single integration.
price ($mm)
$400
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closed 10/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Tinkoff Bank, acquired CloudPayments, LLC

synopsis: TCS Group Holding PLC, Russia’s leading provider of online retail financial services via its Tinkoff.ru financial supermarket, announced the purchase of a 55% controlling stake in CloudPayments, an innovative developer of online payment solutions. The CloudPayments system is a universal processing system for processing payments with bankcards.
buyer: Tinkoff Bank (LSE:TCS:$625.66)
Tinkoff Bank is an online provider of retail financial services with over 5 million customers across Russia. Leveraging its high-tech proprietary online platform, Tinkoff has no branches and acquires and services its customers via online channels and its call centre. "
target: CloudPayments, LLC
CloudPayments is an innovative developer of online payment solutions for the e-commerce market. The CloudPayments system is a universal processing system for processing payments with bankcards via international payments systems Visa and MasterCard.
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closed 4/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Natixis, acquired PayPlug

synopsis: Natixis, the international corporate, investment, insurance and financial services arm of Groupe BPCE, has acquired majority stake in PayPlug, a payments and analytics company based in France that provides secure solutions to e-merchants and service providers.
buyer parent: Groupe BPCE
buyer: Natixis (ENXTPA:KN:$11,403.27)
Natixis is the international corporate, investment, insurance and financial services arm of Groupe BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France. Natixis is organized into three business lines: Corporate & Investment Banking, Investment Solutions & Insurance, and Specialized Financial Services. "
target: PayPlug
PayPlug is a payments and analytics company providing secure solutions to e-merchants and service providers. PayPlug's technology enables sellers to accept online payments by optimizing conversion and predicting fraud risks at scale.
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closed 1/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Dimoco, acquired Smarcom AG

synopsis: DIMOCO, a European regulated payment institute for Direct Carrier Billing, has acquired a 75% stake in Smarcom AG, a Swiss vending specialist company. Smarcom's Smarpay solution enables consumers to purchase vending machine goods, such as snacks and soft drinks, with their mobile devices.
buyer: Dimoco
DIMOCO is a European regulated payment institute for Direct Carrier Billing. As a trusted partner of mobile network operators, it enables over one billion subscribers to purchase goods and services from merchants and aggregators with their mobile devices, charged via the operators’ billing system. "
target: Smarcom AG
Smarcom is a Swiss vending specialist company. Smarcom's Smarpay solution enables consumers to purchase vending machine goods, such as snacks and soft drinks, with their mobile devices. Their solutions are used in over 2,200 Selecta brand snack machines in Switzerland.
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closed 10/2/2018 via BusinessWire

CSG International, Inc., acquired Forte Payment Systems

synopsis: CSG has completed the acquisition of Forte Payment Systems, Inc., a leading provider of advanced payment solutions. Forte offers merchants a broad range of payment solutions, including credit card and debit card processing, ACH/eCheck origination, check verification and fraud prevention.
buyer: CSG International, Inc. (CSGS:$819.14)
CSG simplifies the complexity of business transformation in the digital age for the most respected communications, media and entertainment service providers worldwide. CSG delivers revenue management, customer experience and digital monetization solutions for every stage of the customer lifecycle. "
target: Forte Payment Systems
Forte Payment Systems offers merchants a broad range of payment solutions, including credit card and debit card processing, ACH/eCheck origination, check verification and fraud prevention as well as reducing transaction costs, mitigating risk, and increasing efficiencies.
price ($mm)
$85
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announced 10/30/2020 via PR Newswire

Alliance Data Systems, Inc., will acquire Bread

synopsis: Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading provider of data-driven marketing, loyalty and payment solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bread, a technology-driven digital payments company offering an omnichannel solution for retailers and platform capabilities to bank partners.
buyer: Alliance Data Systems, Inc. (ADS:$4,872.50)
Alliance Data® Systems (ADS) and its combined businesses is a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. ADS creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience. "
target: Bread
Bread is a technology-driven payments company that partners with retailers to personalize payment options for their customers. Bread integrates directly with retailers on their ecommerce site and gives them a single platform that lets them offer more ways to pay over time.
price ($mm)
$450
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announced 10/30/2020 via PR Newswire

Alliance Data Systems, Inc., will acquire Bread

synopsis: Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading provider of data-driven marketing, loyalty and payment solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bread, a technology-driven digital payments company offering an omnichannel solution for retailers and platform capabilities to bank partners.
buyer: Alliance Data Systems, Inc. (ADS:$4,872.50)
Alliance Data® Systems (ADS) and its combined businesses is a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. ADS creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience. "
target: Bread
Bread is a technology-driven payments company that partners with retailers to personalize payment options for their customers. Bread integrates directly with retailers on their ecommerce site and gives them a single platform that lets them offer more ways to pay over time.
price ($mm)
$450
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closed 1/15/2020 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Precima

synopsis: Nielsen Global Connect acquired Precima®, an industry-leading, SaaS-based provider of powerful retail and customer data applications and analytics, from Alliance Data Systems Corp. Precima’s industry-leading Transaction Log (TLog) and Loyalty/Customer Relationship Management (CRM) data platform has been a foundational resource for global companies.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,290.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
target: Precima
Precima® is a global retail strategy and analytics company that provides tailored, data-driven solutions to drive sales, boost profitability, and build customer loyalty. Precima’s head office is located in Toronto, Canada, with global offices in The Netherlands, Chicago, U.S., and London, U.K.
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Alliance Data Systems, Inc., acquired Blispay

synopsis: Blispay, a financial technology company pioneering the next generation of point-of-sale financing, has been acquired by Alliance Data, a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries.
buyer: Alliance Data Systems, Inc. (ADS:$4,872.50)
Alliance Data® Systems (ADS) and its combined businesses is a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. ADS creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience. "
target: Blispay
Blispay is a financial technology company pioneering the next generation of point-of-sale financing. Blispay is an everyday financing solution that customers deserve and merchants need.
price ($mm)
$7.70
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announced 4/14/2019 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, will acquire Epsilon

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, is to acquire Epsilon, an all-encompassing global marketing innovator, from Alliance Data. Epsilson provides unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights and world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$13,011.70)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
target: Epsilon
Epsilon is an all-encompassing global marketing innovator. They provide unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights, world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms and data-driven creative, activation and execution.
price ($mm)
$4,400
rev ($mm)
$1,900
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
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closed 12/10/2014 via PR Newswire

Alliance Data Systems, Inc., acquired Conversant, Inc.

synopsis: Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, has acquired Conversant, Inc. Conversant, which will operate under Epsilon, establishes a unique end-to-end marketing services company that will empower clients to more effectively market to their customers across all channels.
buyer: Alliance Data Systems, Inc. (ADS:$4,872.50)
Alliance Data® and its combined businesses is a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. The Company creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience. "
target: Conversant, Inc. (VCLK:$593.84)
Conversant, Inc. is the leader in personalized digital marketing. Conversant helps the world’s biggest companies grow by creating personalized experiences that deliver higher returns for brands and greater satisfaction for people.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,355 [$2,336]
rev ($mm)
$594
EBITDA ($mm)
$198
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
12.0x
announced 11/5/2013 via PR Newswire

LoyaltyOne, Inc., will acquire Brand Loyalty International

synopsis: Alliance Data Systems Corporation a provider of loyalty and marketing solutions, announced that it has reached an agreement, subject to customary closing conditions, for its LoyaltyOne business to take a 60% ownership stake in Netherlands-based BrandLoyalty. BrandLoyalty is one of the world's leading loyalty consultants to the (food) retail sector.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
buyer: LoyaltyOne, Inc.
LoyaltyOne, Inc. is a global provider of loyalty strategy and programs, customer analytics and relationship marketing services. Its roster of clients includes leading businesses and brands in multiple sectors such as retail, banking, manufacturing, government, natural resources and utilities. "
target parent: IceMobile B.V.
target: Brand Loyalty International
BrandLoyalty is one of the world's leading loyalty consultants to the (food) retail sector. The company designs, organises, implements and evaluates innovative, short- to medium-term, tailor-made loyalty concepts for food retailers worldwide.
price ($mm)
$360*
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closed 12/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Epsilon, acquired Hyper Marketing, Inc.

synopsis: Hyper Marketing Inc., an integrated performance marketing agency network and portfolio company of Lake Capital Partners II, has been acquired by Alliance Data Systems Corporation. Hyper Marketing is a global company and the largest independent marketing-services network in North America.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
buyer: Epsilon
Alliance Data Systems Corporation and its combined businesses is North America's largest and most comprehensive provider of transaction-based, data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. "
target parent: Lake Capital
target: Hyper Marketing, Inc.
Hyper Marketing is a global company and the largest independent marketing-services network in North America. The company has 1,100 employees in 23 offices, with expertise in digital, direct, data, promotions, shopper marketing, Hispanic, and media buying and planning.
price ($mm)
$452
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closed 6/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Epsilon Data Management, Inc., acquired Aspen Marketing Services

synopsis: Epsilon announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Aspen Marketing Services. The largest privately held marketing services agency in the United States, Aspen specializes in a full range of digital and direct marketing services, and advanced analytics to perform data-driven customer acquisition and retention campaigns.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems Corporation
buyer: Epsilon Data Management, Inc.
Epsilon is the industry's leading marketing services firm, with a broad array of data-driven, multichannel marketing solutions that leverage consumer insight to help brands deepen their relationships with customers. "
target parent: D.E. Shaw & Co.
target: Aspen Marketing Services
Founded in 1986, Aspen Marketing Services is the largest privately held marketing services agency in the United States. Clients benefit from Aspen's comprehensive portfolio of in-house marketing capabilities, including digital marketing, direct marketing, and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$359 [$346]
rev ($mm)
$250
EBITDA ($mm)
$40
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1.4x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
closed 7/1/2010 via PR Newswire

Epsilon Data Management, Inc., purchased Direct Marketing Services from Equifax, Inc.

synopsis: Equifax Inc. announced it has completed the previously announced sale of assets of its Direct Marketing Services division to Alliance Data Systems for gross proceeds of $117 million, subject to certain adjustments.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems Corporation
buyer: Epsilon Data Management, Inc.
Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, managing over 105 million consumer relationships for some of North America's most recognizable companies. "
seller: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX:$4,127.50)
Equifax is a global leader in information technology that enables and secures global commerce with consumers and businesses. The company is one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data.
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$117
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announced 5/2/2008 via BusinessWire

Heartland Payment Systems Inc., will acquire Alliance Data’s Network Services

synopsis: Heartland Payment Systems, a leading provider of credit/debit/prepaid card processing, payroll, check management and payment services, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Network Services business of Alliance Data Systems Corporation.
buyer: Heartland Payment Systems Inc. (HPY:$2,682.40)
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, payroll and payment solutions to more than 150,000 small and mid-sized businesses nationwide. "
target parent: Alliance Data Systems Corporation
target: Alliance Data’s Network Services
Alliance Data's Network Services business is a leading provider of payment processing solutions, serving a variety of industries such as petroleum, convenience store, parking and retail. Services include payment processing, prepaid services, POS terminal and merchant bankcard services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$76 [$76]
rev ($mm)
$126
EBITDA ($mm)
$9
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0.6x
EV / EBITDA
8.2x
cancelled 4/1/2008 via Reuters

Blackstone Group LP, cancelled an acquisition of Alliance Data Systems Corporation

synopsis: Blackstone agreed to a $6.76 billion deal to buy Alliance Data (ADS) in May 2007, but the deal collapsed in April 2008.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$14,638.28)
The Blackstone Group, a private investment bank with offices in New York and London, was founded in 1985. The firm has raised a total of approximately $23 billion for alternative asset investing since its formation, $14 billion of which has been for private equity investing. "
target: Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS:$4,872.50)
Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, managing over 105 million consumer relationships for some of North America's most recognizable companies.
price ($mm)
$7,934
rev ($mm)
$2,071
EBITDA ($mm)
$493
EV / rev
3.8x
EV / EBITDA
16.1x
closed 2/1/2007 via

Epsilon Data Management, Inc., acquired Abacus

synopsis: Alliance Data Systems Corporation a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, announced that its Epsilon unit has agreed to acquire Abacus, a division of DoubleClick Inc.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems Corporation
buyer: Epsilon Data Management, Inc.
Epsilon is a leading provider of multi-channel marketing services, technologies and database solutions. Through its combination of client-centric marketing solutions, Epsilon helps leading companies understand, measure, manage and optimize their customer relationships. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: Abacus
Abacus is the leading provider of cooperative data, data management and analytical services for direct marketing. Abacus provides the insight and capabilities that enable marketers to create, build and maintain profitable relationships with their customers, regardless of channel.
price ($mm)
$435
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/31/2006 via

Epsilon Data Management, Inc., acquired CPC Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, announced that its Epsilon unit has agreed to acquire CPC Associates, Inc., a premier provider of data products used to increase effectiveness of direct-response marketing programs for a variety of business sectors.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems Corporation
buyer: Epsilon Data Management, Inc.
Epsilon is a leading provider of multi-channel marketing services, technologies and database solutions. Through its combination of client-centric marketing solutions, Epsilon helps leading companies understand, measure, manage and optimize their customer relationships. "
target parent: Kinderhook Industries
target: CPC Associates, Inc.
CPC Associates, Inc. is a data company servicing the direct mail industry as a mailing list compiler, mailing list broker and mailing list manager. The Company is an industry leader and original compiler of new mover data.
price ($mm)
$70
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/30/2006 via

Epsilon Data Management, Inc., acquired DoubleClick Email Solutions

synopsis: Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, today announced that through its Epsilon business, it has reached an agreement to acquire DoubleClick Email Solutions, an operating unit of DoubleClick Inc.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems Corporation
buyer: Epsilon Data Management, Inc.
Epsilon is a leading provider of multi-channel marketing services, technologies and database solutions. Through its combination of client-centric marketing solutions, Epsilon helps leading companies understand, measure, manage and optimize their customer relationships. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: DoubleClick Email Solutions
DoubleClick E-mail Solutions delivers the most complete and flexible e-mail products and services to more than 400 companies globally.
price ($mm)
$90
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Alliance Data Systems Corporation, will acquire ICOM Information and Communications L.P.

synopsis: Alliance Data has reached an agreement to acquire ICOM Information and Communication Inc. (ICOM), a leading provider of targeted list, marketing data and communication solutions for the direct response, consumer packaged goods (CPG) and over-the-counter pharmaceutical industries in North America.
buyer: Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS:$4,872.50)
Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, managing over 105 million consumer relationships for some of North America's most recognizable companies. "
target: ICOM Information and Communications L.P.
ICOM is a top provider of high quality consumer response lists, data, communications products & analytic services. ICOM’s consumer surveys capture the purchase behaviors and intentions, health conditions, lifestyles, hobbies, interests, product ownership & demographics of North American households.
price ($mm)
$31
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/8/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Volaris Group Inc., acquired CPR Vision

synopsis: Canada-based Volaris Group has acquired CPR Vision, a provider of end-to-end CRM systems in the luxury retail and hospitality verticals. Founded in Singapore, CPR Vision has a rich history of bringing together technology, strategy, and creative to help clients deliver exceptional customer experiences.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Volaris Group Inc.
Headquartered in Canada, Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies. As an Operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Volaris is all about strengthening businesses within the markets they compete and enabling them to grow. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: CPR Vision
Based in Singapore, CPR Vision is a leading provider of end-to-end CRM systems. CPR’s formula of creative, digital services, and technology solutions help global brands unlock deeper customer insights that grow profitable relationships and sustainable competitive advantages.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/28/2020 via BusinessWire

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., will purchase Global Loyalty Business from cxLoyalty Group, Inc.

synopsis: JPMorgan Chase & Co. is to acquire the Global Loyalty business of cxLoyalty Group Holdings. The deal includes cxLoyalty’s leading technology platforms, full-service travel agency, gift card, merchandise, and points bank businesses.
buyer: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM:$98,035.00)
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $3.2 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. "
seller: cxLoyalty Group, Inc. (OTCPK:AFGR:$954.00)
cxLoyalty is a leading loyalty and customer engagement solutions company servicing 70 million consumers. The deal includes cxLoyalty’s leading technology platforms, full-service travel agency, gift card, merchandise, and points bank businesses.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/14/2020 via BusinessWire

360insights, acquired Perks WW

synopsis: 360insights, a global channel technology provider, has acquired Perks WW, a leading incentive and loyalty marketing company that provides services and software to help their clients engage with their indirect channel and ensure channel partner and customer effectiveness.
buyer: 360insights
360insights has developed a user friendly yet highly sophisticated SaaS-based software platform that allows large businesses to manage highly complex incentive programs in real time allowing them to maximize the effectiveness of their programs while minimizing admin efforts and costs to execute. "
target: Perks WW
Perks is a leading incentive and loyalty marketing company that provides services and software to help their clients engage with their indirect channel and ensure channel partner and customer effectiveness.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/29/2020 via PR Newswire

Kognitiv Corporation, will acquire Aimia Loyalty Solutions

synopsis: Aimia Inc. and Kognitiv Corporation announce that they have entered into an agreement to merge Aimia's Loyalty Solutions business with Kognitiv Corporation. Aimia Loyalty Solutions is a globally recognized leader in full-service solutions for leading brands.
buyer: Kognitiv Corporation
Kognitiv Corporation operates a transformative business model and technology platform called the Loyalty Capital Network (LCN) that unearths value for their customers and delivers disproportionate rewards to their consumers. "
target parent: Aimia Inc.
target: Aimia Loyalty Solutions
Aimia Loyalty Solutions is a globally recognized leader in full-service solutions for leading brands. Its proprietary SmartJourney® methodology uses unique algorithms, AI and machine learning techniques to classify, quantify and predict consumer behavior.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Awardit AB (publ), will acquire Market2Member AB

synopsis: Awardit, a provider of loyalty solutions in Sweden, will acquire Market2Member, a Swedish provider of loyalty solutions. Based on a SaaS model, Market2Member operates loyalty and bonus programs for partners, such as credit card companies, banks and membership clubs.
buyer: Awardit AB (publ) (OM:AWRD:$24.50)
Awardit is a provider of loyalty solutions in Sweden. Awardit helps companies increase their revenue by implementing loyalty programs aimed at consumer and businesses customers. Their solutions include customer clubs, loyalty programs, sales motivation programs, and digital scoring currencies. "
target: Market2Member AB
Market2Member is a Swedish provider of loyalty solutions. Based on a SaaS model, Market2Member operates loyalty and bonus programs for partners, such as credit card companies, banks and membership clubs. Their platform allows users to offer cash rewards from a network of over 500 merchants.
price ($mm)
$0.99
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Blackhawk Network, Inc., will acquire Edge Loyalty Systems

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, a company that delivers branded payment programs to meet their partners’ business objectives, will be acquiring Edge Loyalty Systems, a leading Australian sales promotions and loyalty based incentive technology business.
buyer parent: P2 Capital Partners
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network delivers branded payment programs to meet their partners’ business objectives. They collaborate with partners to innovate, translating market trends in branded payments to increase reach, loyalty and revenue. "
target parent: Village Roadshow Ltd.
target: Edge Loyalty Systems
Edge Loyalty Systems is a leading Australian sales promotions and loyalty based incentive technology business. Edge delivers market-leading, data-driven sales promotions businesses through Edge, Edge Consumer, and Lifestyle Rewards.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
10.8x
closed 8/22/2019 via BusinessWire

360insights, acquired Ohana Companies

synopsis: 360insights announced that it has acquired The Ohana Companies. Ohana is a promotional marketing company and a full line rebate service provider offering both mail-in and online rebate solutions. Ohana is changing the way consumers, retailers and manufacturers participate in rebates, loyalty programs and promotional marketing.
buyer: 360insights
360insights has developed a user friendly yet highly sophisticated SaaS-based software platform that allows large businesses to manage highly complex incentive programs in real time allowing them to maximize the effectiveness of their programs while minimizing admin efforts and costs to execute. "
target: Ohana Companies
Ohana is a promotional marketing company and a full line rebate service provider offering both mail-in and online rebate solutions. Ohana is changing the way consumers, retailers and manufacturers participate in rebates, loyalty programs and promotional marketing.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/10/2019 via PR Newswire

InComm, acquired Meridian Loyalty

synopsis: InComm has acquired Meridian Loyalty, a full-service incentives business that creates loyalty and engagement programs for large corporations. The acquisition will allow InComm to strengthen its incentives business through flexible reward offerings and member-centric design and management tools for B2C, B2B, and employee programs.
buyer: InComm
By building more value into every transaction through innovative payment technologies, InComm creates seamless and valuable commerce experiences. InComm's unique products and services connect companies across a wide range of industries to an ever-expanding consumer base. "
target: Meridian Loyalty
Meridian Loyalty is a full-service incentives business that creates loyalty and engagement programs for large corporations. Meridian Loyalty helps growing organizations energize their brand communities and build deeper connections with consumers, B2B partners, and employees.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Aclate Inc., acquired SMS Masterminds

synopsis: Aclate, a company that acquires mission-critical software businesses, has acquired SMS Masterminds from Relentless Management Group, a technology focused management firm. SMS Masterminds is a mobile and loyalty marketing technology company. They offer automated marketing tools that help businesses create stronger relationships with their customers.
buyer: Aclate Inc.
Aclate acquires companies that offer proven, and often mission-critical, software solutions. Taking advantage of shared support services to handle day-to-day operations, brands under the Aclate portfolio are freed up to focus on the customer side of the business. "
target parent: Relentless Management Group
target: SMS Masterminds (OTCPK:SSPC:$5.58)
SMS Masterminds is a full-service mobile and loyalty marketing technology company. SMS Masterminds offers automated marketing tools that combine the core functions of SMS/text messaging, mobile web, and email to help businesses create stronger relationships with their customers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

Awardit AB (publ), will acquire Crossroads Loyalty Solutions AB

synopsis: Awardit, a provider of loyalty solutions in Sweden, will acquire Crossroads Loyalty Solutions, a Swedish company that designs, develops and operates customer loyalty, reward and e-commerce solutions. Crossroads helps companies set up e-commerce stores and reward portals to help them increase loyalty and decrease churn.
buyer: Awardit AB (publ) (OM:AWRD:$24.50)
Awardit is a provider of loyalty solutions in Sweden. Awardit helps companies increase their revenue by implementing loyalty programs aimed at consumer and businesses customers. Their solutions include customer clubs, loyalty programs, sales motivation programs, and digital scoring currencies. "
target: Crossroads Loyalty Solutions AB
Crossroads Loyalty Solutions is a Swedish company that designs, develops and operates customer loyalty, reward and e-commerce solutions. Crossroads helps companies set up e-commerce stores and reward portals to help them increase loyalty and decrease churn.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kremsa Digital merged with Pastilla Institute,

synopsis: The Pastilla Institute, a leading creative and marketing agency, has announced a merger with Kremsa Digital, a boutique digital agency that focuses on development of Facebook applications. They also specialize in creating online loyalty and advocacy programs.
buyer: Pastilla Institute
Pastilla is a leading creative and marketing agency built upon strategic branding that encompasses digital, print, film & animation, advertising, and marketing. They are based in Los Angeles, CA. "
target: Kremsa Digital
Kremsa Digital is a boutique digital agency that focuses on development of Facebook applications. They also specialize in creating online loyalty and advocacy programs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/8/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Comvest Partners, acquired Engage2Excel

synopsis: Comvest Partners, a private investment firm providing equity and debt capital to middle-market companies across North America, announced the acquisition of Engage2Excel, a leading provider of employee recognition, sales incentives, talent acquisition and consumer loyalty solutions and services.
buyer: Comvest Partners
Comvest Partners is a private investment firm providing equity and debt capital to middle-market companies across North America. Since its founding in 2000, Comvest has invested over $3.0 billion in over 160 companies. "
target parent: Gridiron Capital, LLC
target: Engage2Excel
Engage2Excel provides Engagement Surveys, ROI-based Recognition Programs, Performance Analytics and Talent Acquisition solutions that enable companies to improve employee engagement to drive bottom-line business results.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Olson 1to1, acquired The Future Customer Ltd.

synopsis: Olson 1to1, an agency that specalizes in loyalty and CRM, has acquired The Future Customer, a leading boutique loyalty strategy and marketing company in London. The Future Customer's future-facing customer programmes and experiences transform businesses, delivering brand love with incremental revenue across retail, media, mobile, energy and health.
buyer parent: ICF International
buyer: Olson 1to1
Olson 1to1 are leaders in loyalty and CRM. They're a new breed of agency, hell-bent on delivering real, personal interactions. They bring together powerful technologies, innovative strategies and compelling creatives to help brands develop real relationships with their customers. "
target: The Future Customer Ltd.
The Future Customer is a leading boutique loyalty strategy and marketing company in London. They are a team of fresh thinkers and customer strategists with a history of building exceptional brand loyalty. They challenge the way brands approach loyalty to unlock the full potential of customers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/1/2017 via PR Web

iVision Mobile, Inc., acquired LA Text Savings

synopsis: iVision Mobile, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based mobile marketing and communications software for businesses, has acquired LA Text Savings, a mobile marketing company that specializes in providing Digital Loyalty Reward Programs and Text Message Marketing. LA Text Savings helps businesses reward their existing customers and attract new ones.
buyer: iVision Mobile, Inc.
iVision Mobile provides cloud-based mobile marketing and text messaging software solutions for businesses, both large and small. Users can send text messages (SMS messages), mms messages, and create interactive mobile campaigns with iVision Mobile ’s easy to use Text Messaging Software. "
target: LA Text Savings
LA Text Savings is a mobile marketing company that specializes in providing Digital Loyalty Reward Programs and Text Message Marketing to small-medium sized business in Southern California.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/5/2017 via PR Newswire

Periscope, will acquire Anthem Marketing Solutions

synopsis: Periscope, one of the top five independent agencies in the nation, is to acquire Anthem Marketing Solutions, a Chicago based, data-driven marketing agency. Anthem, a firm that has deep experience in diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analytics, also has experience in database marketing, journey mapping and loyalty services
buyer: Periscope
Periscope is one of the largest independent creative agencies in the nation and offers a full spectrum of marketing services to a wide range of acclaimed brands, including Arctic Cat, Autotrader, BASF, Best Buy, Bridgestone, Cox Communications, ExxonMobil and more. "
target: Anthem Marketing Solutions
Anthem Marketing Solutions is a Chicago based, data-driven marketing agency. Anthem, a firm that has deep experience in diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analytics, also has experience in database marketing, journey mapping and loyalty services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

RedePay, acquired Zimp

synopsis: The Zimp loyalty program was acquired by RedePay, an integrated payment company. Founded in 2013, Zimp is focused on developing a coalition rewards program based on a simple but bold idea: rewards points that work like money.
buyer: RedePay
RedePay is an integrated payment company. RedePay, founded by partners Sallen Moraes and Sérgio Monteiro, has been operating in the market since 2015, with the purpose of promoting digital convergence in means of payment. "
target: Zimp
Zimp provides loyalty and rewards program. Founded in 2013, Zimp is focused on developing a coalition rewards program based on a simple but bold idea: rewards points that work like money. The accumulated points are without expiration and easy to spend.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

MediaPost Group, acquired PSM Agency

synopsis: MediaPost Group , the leading relationship marketing company in the Spanish market, acquired PSM,the relational marketing agency with more than 25 years of experience in loyalty and incentives. With this acquisition, MediaPost Group consolidates its leadership as a relational marketing company both nationally and internationally.
buyer: MediaPost Group
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Spain, MediaPost Group is a leading relational marketing services company that offers a wide range of multi-channel solutions that will help attract new customers, retain current customers and add value to products and services. "
target: PSM Agency
Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Spain, PSM Agency is the relational marketing agency with more than 25 years of experience in Loyalty, Quality and Incentives.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/6/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired Grass Roots

synopsis: Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of Grass Roots Group Holdings Ltd., a leading provider of employee and customer engagement solutions, as previously described in its Aug. 31, 2016 press release. The acquisition broadens the global capabilities of Blackhawk's incentives and engagement business.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. is a leading prepaid and payments global company, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products in retail, digital and incentive channels. "
target: Grass Roots
The Grass Roots Group connects brands and people, through services such as Experience and Insight, Motivation, Rewards, Benefits, Promotions and Meetings and Events. Founded in the UK in 1980, the Group has 12 offices throughout the world and has provided services in over 100 countries.
price ($mm)
$119
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$14
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
8.2x
closed 9/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Steam Business SARL, acquired Steam Business SARL

synopsis: Steam Business SARL, a company that provides online retail of branded gifts and incentives, has undergone a management buyout led by Frederic Thollot. Steam Business specialize in customer loyalty and sales force. They are based in France.
buyer: Steam Business SARL
Steam Business SARL provides online retail of branded gifts and incentives. They specialize in customer loyalty and sales force. The company was incorporated in 2003 and is based in Asnières sur Seine, France. "
target: Steam Business SARL
Steam Business SARL provides online retail of branded gifts and incentives. They specialize in customer loyalty and sales force. The company was incorporated in 2003 and is based in Asnières sur Seine, France.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Y3 Technologies Pte Ltd., acquired Ascentis Private Limited

synopsis: Y3 Technologies has acquired Ascentis, a Singapore-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM), e-commerce, and Business Intelligence (BI) solutions provider.
buyer: Y3 Technologies Pte Ltd.
Y3 Technologies is a supply chain management solutions company based in Singapore. "
target: Ascentis Private Limited
Ascentis is a Singapore-based CRM, e-Commerce and BI solutions provider. Since 2013, Ascentis is proud to be leading the customer engagement innovation in the retail, food & beverage, entertainment, and hospitality industries.
price ($mm)
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Paysafe Group
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Paysafe is a leading global provider of end-to-end payment solutions. It’s core purpose is to enable businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through industry-leading capabilities in payment processing, digital wallet and online cash solutions.
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$871.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$201.70
EBIT ($mm)
$151.40
Net Income ($mm)
$69.53
Employees
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Affirm
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Affirm is purpose-built from the ground up to provide consumers and merchants with honest financial products and services that improve their lives. Affirm is revolutionizing the financial industry to be more accountable and accessible while growing a network that is beneficial for consumers.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$669.62
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Worldline
Worldline
Worldline is the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. Worldline delivers new-generation services, enabling its customers to offer smooth and innovative solutions to the end consumer.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$623.23
EBIT ($mm)
$568.25
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ACI Worldwide
ACI Worldwide
ACI Worldwide, the Universal Payments company, powers electronic payments and banking for more than 5,000 financial institutions, retailers, billers and processors around the world. ACI software processes $13 trillion each day in payments and securities transactions.
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rev ($mm)
$1,006.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$162.63
EBIT ($mm)
$119.22
Net Income ($mm)
$62.39
Employees
3807
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Ticker: LSE:NETW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Network International
Network International
Network International delivers innovative solutions that drive revenue and profitability for its customers and has grown to be the largest acquirer in the UAE and the leading enabler of digital commerce in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.
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$334.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$147.00
EBIT ($mm)
$126.74
Net Income ($mm)
$57.60
Employees
1250
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Ticker: PAYA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paya, Inc.
Paya, Inc.
Paya is a leading provider of integrated payment and frictionless commerce solutions that help customers accept and make payments, expedite receipt of money, and increase operating efficiencies.
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$206.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$43.99
EBIT ($mm)
$19.43
Net Income ($mm)
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Nuvei
Nuvei
Montreal-based Nuvei is the global payment technology partner of thriving brands. Its proprietary platform offers direct connections to all major payment card schemes worldwide, supports 450 local and alternative payment methods, and nearly 150 currencies.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$135.95
EBIT ($mm)
$79.30
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Enova
Enova
Enova is a leading financial technology company providing online financial services through its AI and machine learning powered lending platform. Enova serves the needs of non-prime consumers and small businesses, who are frequently underserved by traditional banks.
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rev ($mm)
$597.50
EBITDA ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
$377.84
Employees
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Alliance Data Systems Corporation
Alliance Data Systems Corporation
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rev ($mm)
$4,872.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$764.10
EBIT ($mm)
$640.20
Net Income ($mm)
$299.20
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:AFGR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
cxLoyalty Group, Inc.
cxLoyalty Group, Inc.
cxLoyalty is a leading loyalty and customer engagement solutions company servicing 70 million consumers with approximately 3000 client & marketing partner relationships and over 40 years of experience.
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$954.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$202.90
EBIT ($mm)
$153.40
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3370
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Aimia Inc.
Aimia Inc.
Aimia offers clients, partners and members proven expertise in launching and managing coalition loyalty programs, delivering proprietary loyalty services, creating value through loyalty analytics and driving innovation in the emerging digital, mobile and social communications spaces.
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rev ($mm)
$96.49
EBITDA ($mm)
($41.04)
EBIT ($mm)
($42.48)
Net Income ($mm)
$800.99
Employees
445
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Ticker: OTCPK:TSMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total Sports Media, Inc.
Total Sports Media, Inc.
Total Sports Media, Inc. operates as a digital media and technology services company in the United States. The company offers audio and video streaming, and advertising services to Internet and terrestrial radio stations, and other broadcast content providers through its RadioLoyalty platform.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.19
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.78)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: CYXP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CityXpress Ltd
CityXpress Ltd
CityXpress develops integrated online and promotional solutions that provide media companies with opportunities to generate new sources of incremental revenues from their Internet sites.
year
2002
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, public relations and other specialty communications services.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$13,171.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,956.40
EBIT ($mm)
$1,733.80
Net Income ($mm)
$945.40
Employees
64100
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Ticker: TSE:2433
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Group companies are committed to providing optimized solutions for advertisers, media companies and content holders in Japan and internationally. The company provides planning, production, marketing, public relations, and other services related to advertising in various media.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$12,689.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$491.78
EBIT ($mm)
$351.82
Net Income ($mm)
$208.98
Employees
23939
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Ticker: SWX:DKSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,600.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$282.63
EBIT ($mm)
$240.86
Net Income ($mm)
$232.55
Employees
32996
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Ticker: NYSE: IPG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Their companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialty marketing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8,319.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,276.60
EBIT ($mm)
$996.30
Net Income ($mm)
$453.60
Employees
54300
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Ticker: SZSE:300058
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus is one of the most recognized communications services groups originating in China. They provide a wide spectrum of marketing and brand management services across disciplines of Strategy, Digital, Advertising, Media, Social, PR, Design, Branding, CRM, Data, E-Commerce and Mobile solutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
$102.91
Net Income ($mm)
$75.66
Employees
5445
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Ticker: KOSE:A030000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide Inc. is a marketing solutions company that offers advertising, public relations, shopper marketing, sports marketing, digital marketing, etc. It was established in 1973 with headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,750.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$196.43
EBIT ($mm)
$170.64
Net Income ($mm)
$116.35
Employees
1274
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Ticker: DLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,790.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.61
EBIT ($mm)
$224.47
Net Income ($mm)
$8.81
Employees
6123
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Ticker: MDCA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners is one of the fastest-growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Their agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,252.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$135.16
EBIT ($mm)
$98.26
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5647
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Ticker: AIM:SAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc is a global marketing services business working across a wide variety of industry sectors with a strategy focused on winning new business and starting new businesses.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$438.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.94
EBIT ($mm)
$22.02
Net Income ($mm)
$2.64
Employees
2483
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Ticker: ASX:IGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IVE Group
IVE Group
IVE Group Ltd is an ASX listed vertically integrated marketing and print communications provider. IVE enables its customers to communicate more effectively with their customers by creating, managing, producing and distributing content across multiple channels.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$395.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.66
EBIT ($mm)
$17.68
Net Income ($mm)
$9.65
Employees
1100
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