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closed 12/9/2020 via Company Press Release

Healthware Group S.r.l., acquired Make Helsinki Oy

synopsis: Healthware, an Italian consultancy and digital health group, has acquired Finland-based digital service development and creative agency Make Helsinki. With the acquisition, Healthware strengthens its geographical coverage with the creation of a hub dedicated to the Nordics and Baltics region.
buyer: Healthware Group S.r.l.
Healthware is a next-generation integrated consulting group and a global leader in digital and healthcare communications. Healthware offers a unique range of services combining design, strategy, communication, and innovation with technology and corporate venturing. "
target: Make Helsinki Oy
Finland-based Make Helsinki is a team of innovators aiming to deliver cutting-edge results. The company uses digital strategy, design, and technology to create products and services that meet its client’s needs, including mobile apps, creative design, creative design, digital marketing, and more.
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closed 11/19/2021 via PR Newswire

AEA Investors LP, acquired Hero Digital

synopsis: CI Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, has sold its portfolio company, Hero Digital, a leading customer experience-led digital transformation company that blends strategic consulting, design, technology, data and performance marketing, to AEA Investors LP, a leading global investment firm.
buyer: AEA Investors LP
AEA Investors LP is a private equity investment firm in the United States. The firm focuses on leveraged buyout, growth capital and mezzanine capital investments in manufacturing, service, distribution, specialty chemicals, consumer product and business services companies in the middle market. "
target parent: CI Capital Partners LLC
target: Hero Digital
Hero Digital is a leading independent customer experience company at the intersection of business, design, and technology. Hero Digital's interdisciplinary teams collaborate from inspiration to creation to launch, blending consulting, design, engineering, digital marketing, and data and analytics.
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closed 11/10/2021 via Company Press Release

Sideshow Ltd., acquired Access

synopsis: Sideshow Group, a marketing and advertising company in the UK, has acquired Access, a digital agency in the UK. Access helps a wide range of businesses to transform themselves and maximise the opportunities digital marketing offers. They offer services for creative digital marketing campaigns, Drupal website development, and content marketing.
buyer: Sideshow Ltd.
Sideshow is a marketing and advertising company. They aim to be the no.1 independent digital marketing group in the UK. They help ambitious companies to improve the effectiveness of their communications through meaningful interactions and engaging digital experiences. "
target: Access
Access is a digital agency in the UK. Access helps a wide range of businesses to transform themselves and maximise the opportunities digital marketing offers. They offer services for creative digital marketing campaigns, Drupal website development, and content marketing.
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closed 10/6/2021 via BusinessWire

SourceCode Communications LLC, acquired Strike 2

synopsis: SourceCode Communications, a New York-based technology and innovation communications agency, announced it acquired Chicago-based integrated creative agency, Strike 2. Founded in 2019, they provide a robust offering of creative and digital services for a wide range of clients—from startups to Fortune 100s.
buyer: SourceCode Communications LLC
SourceCode Communications is a New York-based technology and innovation communications agency. They offer services in strategy, social media, influencer relations, crisis communications, analytics, and more. "
target: Strike 2
Strike 2 is a Chicago-based integrated creative agency. Founded in 2019, they provide a robust offering of creative and digital services for a wide range of clients—from startups to Fortune 100s.
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closed 9/23/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Brandfire Marketing merged with OKD Marketing,

synopsis: OKD Marketing has announced its merger with Brandfire Marketing, becoming Evolve Agency Group. Brandfire is a mid-size, full-service marketing agency located in Markham, ON and OKD Marketing is an independent, full-service marketing and communications agency also based in Canada.
buyer: OKD Marketing
OKD Marketing is an independent, full-service marketing and communications agency in Canada. ODK Marketing is a one stop shop for all marketing needs. They offer marketing services in all categories, including strategy, media, creative, social, digital, promotional, event, and branding. "
target: Brandfire Marketing
Brandfire is a mid-size, full-service marketing agency located in Markham, ON which specializes in brand planning & development, advertising, digital & social, and shopper marketing.
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closed 9/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

LLYC, acquired BESO Holding

synopsis: LLYC takes another step forward in its growth strategy with the acquisition of 75% of the Mexican agency BESO. BESO is a creative data-predictive agency, the successful project of its two founding partners – José Beker and Federico Isuani – who will continue to hold a stake and lead the company’s business. 
buyer: LLYC (BME:LLYC:$52.35)
Llorente & Cuenca (LLYC) is the leading communications, reputation management and public affairs consultancy firm with a presence in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. It has twenty three partners and more than 480 professionals. It currently operates in 13 countries through 16 offices. "
target: BESO Holding
BESO was founded in 2014 based on the collaboration of the two agencies of its founders – Beker and Socialand. Mexico-based BESO is a creative data-predictive agency that has revolutionized advertising by placing technology and data at the very heart of the creative and strategic process.
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announced 9/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

S4 Capital LLC, will acquire Zemoga

synopsis: S4 Capital, a tech-led, new age, new era, digital advertising and marketing services company in the UK, will acquire Zemoga, a full service digital agency. Zemoga helps their clients to design and produce amazing digital experiences that improve lives and build business. The company designs and develops websites, mobile apps, OTT apps, and more.
buyer: S4 Capital LLC (LSE:SFOR:$647.17)
S4 Capital is a tech-led, new age, new era, digital advertising and marketing services company in the UK. S4 aims to build a purely digital advertising and marketing services business. The company is integrating leading businesses in two practice areas: content and data & digital media. "
target: Zemoga
Zemoga is a full service digital agency. Zemoga helps their clients to efficiently design and produce amazing digital experiences that improve lives and build business. The company designs and develops websites, mobile apps, OTT apps, and more.
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closed 9/15/2021 via PR Newswire

Scorpion, acquired Wheat Creative

synopsis: Scorpion has acquired Wheat Creative, a leading franchise marketing agency with extensive experience in franchise growth and development solutions. The acquisition further strengthens Scorpion's existing business with increased expertise and capabilities that enable significant franchise expansion, as well as corporate and local marketing.
buyer: Scorpion
Scorpion is the leading provider of technology and services helping local businesses thrive. It helps local service providers understand their unique market dynamics, maximize their marketing efforts, and delight their customers. "
target: Wheat Creative
Wheat Creative is a digital marketing firm specializing in website and content creation, improvement, optimization and enhancement. With deep roots in both consumer and franchise marketing, Wheat Creative has helped companies grow from the ground up, and also to branch off in new directions.
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closed 9/15/2021 via PR Web

WillowTree, LLC, acquired Maark, LLC

synopsis: WillowTree, a market-leading digital product consultancy, has acquired Maark, a Boston-based end-to-end digital transformation agency specializing in Adobe Experience Cloud. The acquisition bolsters WillowTree’s existing Adobe Experience Cloud capabilities and cements the firm’s position as the largest independent digital product consultancy.
buyer: WillowTree, LLC
WillowTree helps the world’s most admired brands on their path to digital leadership—from product to process. Founded in 2008, WillowTree has grown into a full-service digital product consultancy, helping its clients anywhere humans and technology intersect. "
target: Maark, LLC
Maark delivers end-to-end digital marketing services and cutting-edge product development in complex industries. Its expertise spans the planning and design of world-class user-experiences and the building and integration of the technologies that make those experiences possible.
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announced 9/8/2021 via BusinessWire

Accenture, will acquire King James Group

synopsis: Accenture, a global professional services company, has entered into an agreement to acquire South Africa-based King James Group, a highly awarded creative agency with deep expertise in brand strategy, creativity and digital marketing services.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$50,533.39)
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. "
target: King James Group
King James Group is an independent South African agency, made up of seven specialist companies and divisions that work in tandem. They span advertising, branding, PR, digital marketing and more.
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closed 8/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

PFI Group, acquired Jasmine Limited

synopsis: The PFI Group (PFI Signs), one of Europe’s leading providers of signage and on-site branding products, has acquired Jasmine Ltd, a printing business in the UK that combines printing, marketing, and signs & displays. Jasmine provides print services for digital, litho, large format, and design. Their marketing services include design, PR and digital.
buyer: PFI Group
The PFI Group (PFI Signs) is one of Europe’s leading providers of signage and on-site branding products. PFI provides a one-stop solution for all their customer’s signage and print needs. The group offers services for bespoke fabrication, large format print, design, installation, and more. "
target: Jasmine Limited
Jasmine is a printing business in the UK that combines the best in printing, marketing, advertising, PR, digital design and signs & displays. Jasmine provides print services for digital, litho, large format, and design. Their marketing services include design, PR, and digital.
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closed 8/11/2021 via BusinessWire

Swarm Agency merged with Schiefer Chopshop,

synopsis: SCS, known for using data science and creativity with speed, value, and innovation to help businesses reach brand goals, has merged with independent digital performance marketing agency Swarm. Founded in 2009, Swarm is a full-service digital performance marketing agency delivering strategy, marketing, design, and technology services.
buyer: Schiefer Chopshop
SCS is a brand transformation agency that uses data science and creativity to help brands perform. With a 100-person team, SCS optimizes brand performance in the Lifestyle, Consumer Packaged Goods, Automotive, Technology, Home Improvement, and Youth & Family categories. "
target: Swarm Agency
Swarm is a full-service digital marketing agency that uses data, user experience, and creative to drive lead generation and e-commerce performance. By investing in innovative tech, Swarm’s comprehensive digital marketing services cover the full spectrum of solutions capable of increasing success.
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closed 8/11/2021 via BNC Analysis

Digital Ethos, acquired Boxed Red

synopsis: Digital Ethos, a full-service digital agency in the UK, has acquired Boxed Red, a full-service creative and digital marketing company in the UK. Boxed Red pride themselves on delivering measurable results, regardless of their client's budget and objectives. They provide services for branding, digital marketing campaigns, and web design.
buyer: Digital Ethos
Digital Ethos is an award-winning, full-service digital agency in the UK. Digital Ethos helps brands to drive business growth, increase conversion rates, generate leads, and boost sales. Their services include SEO, web design, PPC, digital PR, social, content marketing, and more. "
target: Boxed Red
Boxed Red a full-service creative and digital marketing company in the UK. Boxed Red pride themselves on delivering measurable results, regardless of their client's budget and objectives. They provide services for marketing strategy, branding, digital marketing campaigns, and web design.
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closed 8/5/2021 via Company Press Release

Brainlabs, acquired MediaNet (Canada)

synopsis: Brainlabs, a digital marketing agency in the UK, has acquired MediaNet, a full-service digital solutions company in Canada. MediaNet builds and executes high-performance digital media experiences that connects brands to their audience. They offer services for paid media, Google marketing, creative & UX, marketing analytics, and more.
buyer: Brainlabs
UK-based Brainlabs is a digital marketing agency and Pay-Per-Click (PPC) technology provider. Using data and automation, Brainlabs drives growth for clients in paid search, programmatic, paid social, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), and analytics. "
target: MediaNet (Canada)
MediaNet is a full-service digital solutions company in Canada. MediaNet builds and executes high-performance digital media experiences that connects brands to their audience. They offer services for paid media, Google marketing, creative & UX, marketing analytics, and more.
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announced 6/23/2021 via PR Newswire

HH Global, will acquire Adare International

synopsis: HH Global, a global outsourced marketing execution provider, will acquire Adare International from Endless LLP, a private equity firm in the UK. Adare is a British marketing company that helps brands connect with their customers. They provide services for shopper marketing, event management, digital, direct marketing, print management, and more.
buyer: HH Global
Founded in 1991, HH Global is a global outsourced marketing execution provider. They develop innovative solutions that drive down the cost of their clients’ physical marketing procurement and content development, while improving quality, sustainability, and speed to market. "
target parent: Endless LLP
target: Adare International
Adare International is a British marketing company. Adare helps brands connect with their customers, creatively and effectively, in a multi-channel world. They provide services for creative, shopper marketing, event management, digital, direct marketing, print management, and more.
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closed 6/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

ISOSKELE, acquired TimeOne Group

synopsis: The La Poste group, through its subsidiary ISOSKELE, a specialist in data marketing & communication, announces the takeover of TimeOne Group, a digital marketing company. Present in 3 cities in France, it combines media activation and technologies in order to transform advertisers’ investments into measurable and sustainable performance.
buyer parent: Le Groupe La Poste
buyer: ISOSKELE
ISOSKELE is a subsidiary of the La Poste group that specializes in data marketing & communication created in 2019. ISOSKELE reinvents the relationship between brands and individuals using integrated precision mechanics that synchronizes data & consumer science, creativity & marketing technology. "
target: TimeOne Group
TimeOne Group, specialized in digital marketing, is a major player in customer acquisition. Present in 3 cities in France, it combines media activation and technologies in order to transform advertisers’ investments into measurable and sustainable performance.
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announced 6/9/2021 via BusinessWire

Entravision Communications Corporation, will acquire MediaDonuts

synopsis: Entravision Communications Corporation, a diversified global media, data and advertising technology company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MediaDonuts, a leading digital marketing performance and branding company with operations across seven countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
buyer: Entravision Communications Corporation (EVC:$697.98)
Entravision is a diversified global media, data and advertising technology company that reaches and engages Latino consumers in the U.S. and other markets. Entravision's portfolio includes television and radio stations, digital media properties and advertising technology platforms. "
target: MediaDonuts
MediaDonuts is a leading digital marketing performance and branding company with operations across seven countries in the Asia-Pacific region. MediaDonuts offers extensive digital advertising capabilities through its strategic partnerships with major global media and technology platforms.
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closed 6/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Accenture, acquired Entropia Group

synopsis: Accenture has announced its third acquisition of June 2021, this time buying international ad agency Entropia. Entropia is a new age data-driven marketing consultancy based in Malaysia. Its vision is to help brands in the digital age, add more happiness to people's lives via highly relevant, delightful & authentic connections.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$50,533.39)
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. "
target: Entropia Group
ENTROPIA is a new age data-driven marketing consultancy based in Malaysia. Its vision is to help brands in the digital age, add more happiness to people's lives via highly relevant, delightful & authentic connections.
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closed 5/20/2021 via Company Press Release

LLYC, acquired APACHE

synopsis: LLYC takes a further step in its growth strategy with the acquisition of the digital marketing and performance consultancy APACHE, specialized in contributing to the transformation and growth of its clients' businesses. 
buyer: LLYC (BME:LLYC:$52.35)
Llorente & Cuenca (LLYC) is the leading communications, reputation management and public affairs consultancy firm with a presence in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. It has twenty three partners and more than 480 professionals. It currently operates in 13 countries through 16 offices. "
target: APACHE
APACHE is a Madrid-based digital marketing and performance consultancy, specialized in contributing to the transformation and growth of its clients' businesses. APACHE develops its activity from a comprehensive conception of communication and marketing strategies aimed at achieving results.
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closed 5/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Mogae Media PVT. Ltd., acquired Rediffusion

synopsis: Mogae Media, a leading provider of integrated mobile marketing services in India, has acquired Rediffusion, India’s largest, independent full-service advertising agency. Rediffusion builds effective advertising campaigns for leading brands in various industries. They offer brand advisory, creative content development, and digital design services.
buyer: Mogae Media PVT. Ltd.
Mogae Media is a leading provider of integrated mobile marketing services in India. Mogae reaches to over 80% of India’s mobile subscriber base, from Uber customers in leading metros to the smallest and remotest village across rural India. "
target: Rediffusion
Rediffusion is India’s largest, independent full-service advertising agency. Rediffusion builds effective advertising campaigns for leading brands in various industries. They offer brand advisory, creative content development, and digital design services.
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closed 12/9/2020 via Company Press Release

Healthware Group S.r.l., acquired Make Helsinki Oy

synopsis: Healthware, an Italian consultancy and digital health group, has acquired Finland-based digital service development and creative agency Make Helsinki. With the acquisition, Healthware strengthens its geographical coverage with the creation of a hub dedicated to the Nordics and Baltics region.
buyer: Healthware Group S.r.l.
Healthware is a next-generation integrated consulting group and a global leader in digital and healthcare communications. Healthware offers a unique range of services combining design, strategy, communication, and innovation with technology and corporate venturing. "
target: Make Helsinki Oy
Finland-based Make Helsinki is a team of innovators aiming to deliver cutting-edge results. The company uses digital strategy, design, and technology to create products and services that meet its client’s needs, including mobile apps, creative design, creative design, digital marketing, and more.
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closed 12/9/2020 via Company Press Release

Healthware Group S.r.l., acquired Make Helsinki Oy

synopsis: Healthware, an Italian consultancy and digital health group, has acquired Finland-based digital service development and creative agency Make Helsinki. With the acquisition, Healthware strengthens its geographical coverage with the creation of a hub dedicated to the Nordics and Baltics region.
buyer: Healthware Group S.r.l.
Healthware is a next-generation integrated consulting group and a global leader in digital and healthcare communications. Healthware offers a unique range of services combining design, strategy, communication, and innovation with technology and corporate venturing. "
target: Make Helsinki Oy
Finland-based Make Helsinki is a team of innovators aiming to deliver cutting-edge results. The company uses digital strategy, design, and technology to create products and services that meet its client’s needs, including mobile apps, creative design, creative design, digital marketing, and more.
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closed 6/3/2020 via Company Press Release

Healthware Group S.r.l., acquired Pharmaphorum

synopsis: Healthware Group has acquired pharmaphorum in a move that will combine its consulting and full-service agency capabilities with pharmaphorum’s content-driven stakeholder engagement and publications. Pharmaphorum combines industry leading publications, strategic consulting and a content-driven stakeholder engagement agency.
buyer: Healthware Group S.r.l.
Healthware is a next-generation integrated consulting group that has been supporting marketing and sales in life sciences through its full-service agency for more than 20 years. "
target: Pharmaphorum
Pharmaphorum combines industry leading publications, strategic consulting and a content-driven stakeholder engagement agency. Pharmaphorum supports clients through their publication and consultative and creative capabilities in marketing, medical, communications and digital innovation.
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closed 9/23/2021 via BusinessWire

The CM Group, acquired decile.ten, LLC

synopsis: The CM Group, LLC, an integrated healthcare agency focused on providing scientific and commercialization strategies and services to the life sciences industry, has acquired decile.ten, LLC (d10), a Bernardsville, New Jersey-based leader in medical communications and digital services.
buyer: The CM Group
The CM Group is an integrated healthcare agency of innovative and imaginative subject-matter experts dedicated to providing scientific and commercialization strategies and services to the life sciences industry. "
target: decile.ten, LLC
decile.ten is an industry leader in providing medical communications and digital services to the life sciences industry. Specializing in launches and leading brands through their lifecycle, decile.ten provides tailored services that help clients engage and educate their key constituencies.
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closed 1/7/2021 via BusinessWire

W2O Group, acquired Swoop and IPM.ai

synopsis: W2O, a digital-first healthcare marketing agency, has acquired Swoop and IPM.ai, pioneers in using AI to solve big challenges in healthcare. Swoop provides precision healthcare marketing services for pharmaceutical companies. IPM.ai is an Insights as a Service provider that empowers life sciences companies to better understand their patients.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: W2O Group
W2O is an alchemic mix of 1,500 people and hundreds of clients and partners – working from bench to bedside – to make the world a healthier place. Driven by data, W2O applies proprietary analytics and best-in-class technology to build insights that power creative ideas and concepts. "
target: Swoop and IPM.ai
Swoop and IPM.ai are pioneers in using AI to solve big challenges in healthcare. Swoop provides precision healthcare marketing services for pharmaceutical companies. IPM.ai is an Insights as a Service provider that empowers life sciences companies to better understand their patients.
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closed 2/26/2020 via PR Newswire

Arsenal Capital Partners, acquired BresMed Health Solutions Ltd

synopsis: Arsenal Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm investing in healthcare and specialty industrials companies, announced the acquisition of BresMed Health Solutions, a pioneer in providing health economic research, communications, and consulting services to the global pharmaceutical industry.
buyer: Arsenal Capital Partners
Arsenal is a leading private equity firm that specializes in investments in middle‐market specialty industrials and healthcare companies. Since its inception in 2000, Arsenal has raised institutional equity investment funds of $5.3 billion, and completed more than 45 platform investments. "
target: BresMed Health Solutions Ltd
BresMed is a health economic and outcomes research consultancy that provides health economic solutions to the global pharmaceutical industry. Established in 2006, BresMed has more than 150 staff across offices in the U.K., Ireland, the Netherlands, the U.S., and India.
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closed 1/8/2020 via PR Newswire

Court Square Capital Partners, acquired Medical Knowledge Group LLC

synopsis: WindRose Health Investors, LLC, the New York-based healthcare private equity firm, has completed the recapitalization of its portfolio company, Medical Knowledge Group, by investment funds managed by Court Square Capital Partners. Medical Knowledge Group provides specialized medical communications and market research services.
buyer: Court Square Capital Partners
Court Square is a middle market private equity firm with one of the most experienced investment teams in the industry. Since 1979, the team has completed over 230 investments, including several landmark transactions, and has developed numerous businesses into leaders in their respective markets. "
target parent: WindRose Health Investors
target: Medical Knowledge Group LLC
Medical Knowledge Group, through its operating companies, provides specialized medical communications services, proprietary analytic solutions, and market research services to the biopharmaceutical industry.
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closed 8/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fishawack Group, acquired 2e Creative

synopsis: 2e Creative, an internationally recognized healthcare marketing strategy firm focused on launching pharmaceutical and medical device products has joined the Fishawack Group, one of UK's largest independent medical communications and medical marketing specialists.
buyer: Fishawack Group
UK-based Fishawack Group is one of the largest independent medical communications and medical marketing specialists. It comprises of Fishawack Medical Communications, offering services in medical communications, and Fishawack Creative, offering strategic planning, development, and advertising. "
target: 2e Creative
2e Creative is a launch and growth agency featuring Fortune 50 clients across pharma, medical device, and research biotech. The agency’s core competencies include branding, marketing strategy, digital marketing, sales training, and meeting/event production.
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closed 8/9/2017 via Company Press Release

MTS Health Investors, LLC, acquired Medical Knowledge Group LLC

synopsis: MTS Health Investors, LLC the NY-based healthcare private equity firm, announced that funds managed by MTS have completed a recapitalization of Medical Knowledge Group, LLC. Medical Knowledge Group is an analytics-driven and technology-enabled multi-channel healthcare marketing and communications provider servicing the biopharmaceutical industry.
buyer: MTS Health Investors, LLC
MTS Health Investors, LLC, located in New York, is a healthcare private equity firm that makes investments in operating companies within the healthcare industry. MTS focuses on companies that deliver greater value for every dollar spent in healthcare. "
target parent: CIVC Partners, LP
target: Medical Knowledge Group LLC
Medical Knowledge Group is a New York based, independent analytics-driven and technology-enabled multi-channel marketing solutions provider serving marketing, medical affairs, and stakeholder relations teams at biopharmaceutical companies throughout the entire product lifecycle.
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closed 7/6/2017 via BusinessWire

Fishawack Group, acquired Carling Communications

synopsis: The Fishawack Group of Companies, one of the largest independent medical communications organizations, has acquired the Carling Group of Companies, including Carling Communications and MCME Global. Carling Communications is an agency focused entirely on healthcare marketing, while MCME Global specializes in medical education.
buyer: Fishawack Group
The Fishawack Group of Companies is one of the largest independent medical communications specialists, with offices in the UK, USA, Switzerland, and India. For over 16 years, they have been partnering with global and regional pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device clients. "
target: Carling Communications
The Carling Group of Companies is comprised of Carling Communications, a full-service creative agency specializing in award-winning work for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries, and MCME Global, which specializes in medical education.
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closed 3/30/2016 via PR Web

WPP Group, plc, acquired Communications Media Inc.

synopsis: CMI (Communications Media Inc.), a specialist healthcare media agency, has been acquired by WPP, the world’s largest marketing communications services group. CMI is the leading provider of media investment management and non-sales force promotional strategy, planning, customer insights and data solutions to the healthcare industry.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$17,216.81)
WPP is the world leader in marketing communications services. They are made up of leading companies in: Advertising; Media Investment Management; Data Investment Management; Public Relations & Public Affairs; Branding & Identity; Healthcare Communications; and more. "
target: Communications Media Inc.
CMI (Communications Media Inc.) is the leading provider of media investment management and non-sales force promotional strategy, planning, customer insights and data solutions to the healthcare and life sciences industries.
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closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Strategic Pharma Solutions merged with MicroMass Communications, Inc.,

synopsis: MicroMass Communications, Inc., a Cary-based healthcare communications agency, and Strategic Pharma Solutions, Inc. (SPS), a Raleigh-based healthcare communications agency, announced that the two companies have merged. The new company will operate as MicroMass Communications, Inc., at the existing MicroMass location in Cary, NC.
buyer: MicroMass Communications, Inc.
MicroMass Communications is a healthcare marketing agency specializing in digital, relationship marketing, and non-personal promotion. Their unique expertise in human health behavior allows them to create highly effective solutions for patients and health care providers. "
target: Strategic Pharma Solutions
Strategic Pharma Solutions, Inc. is a Raleigh-based healthcare communications agency focused on bringing clients tailor-made, strategic solutions for their marketing and communications needs.
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closed 3/23/2015 via PR Newswire

Everyday Health, Inc., acquired Cambridge BioMarketing Group, LLC

synopsis: Everyday Health, Inc., a leading provider of digital health and wellness solutions, acquired Cambridge BioMarketing Group, LLC, the leader in strategic launch and marketing solutions for orphan and rare disease products.
buyer: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health, Inc. is a provider of digital health and wellness solutions. They attract consumers and healthcare professionals to their health and wellness properties, and utilize their data and analytics to deliver personalized content experiences and marketing and engagement solutions. "
target: Cambridge BioMarketing Group, LLC
Cambridge BioMarketing is the leader in marketing solutions for orphan and rare disease products. Having launched some of the most successful orphan products ever, the Cambridge culture reflects its clients' extraordinary drive to deliver life-changing medicines to those who need them most.
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closed 1/6/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Dohmen Life Science Services, acquired Siren Interactive

synopsis: Dohmen Life Science Services, a provider of outsourced business services for biopharma and medtech innovators, announced it has acquired Siren Interactive Corporation, a rare disease relationship marketing company located in Chicago, IL. The acquisition will further expand Dohmen's market leading direct to patient service model.
buyer parent: Dohmen Company
buyer: Dohmen Life Science Services
Dohmen Life Science Services provides outsourced insight and infrastructure to entrepreneurs seeking speed, scale and certainty as they bring their biopharma or medical device products to market. "
target: Siren Interactive
Siren Interactive is a rare disease marketing agency with unmatched expertise in addressing the challenges and unmet needs of patients, caregivers, and physicians dealing with the over 7,000 rare diseases affecting over 300 million people worldwide.
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closed 10/1/2013 via BusinessWire

WCG, acquired Refreshed Wellbeing Ltd

synopsis: WCG, an integrated communications agency, announced that, as part of its continued commitment to building the agency of the future and expanding its global imprint, it has acquired Refreshed Wellbeing, a pan-European, digitally-based communications and marketing agency specializing in health and pharmaceutical brands.
buyer parent: W2O Group
buyer: WCG
WCG is an independent strategic communications firm providing integrated solutions built upon clear analytics, with the aim of achieving competitive advantage for a growing spectrum of leading companies and organizations. "
target: Refreshed Wellbeing Ltd
Refreshed Wellbeing specialises in innovative marketing communications programs, with particular expertise in digital strategy and communications in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and wellbeing arena.
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closed 3/13/2013 via Company Press Release

Banks Sadler, acquired Medical Projects International

synopsis: Event management agency Banks Sadler has completed the acquisition of Medical Projects International (MPI), the Windsor based event and communications agency for an undisclosed sum. MPI offers medical communications and event logistics for a range of clients in the pharmaceutical sector.
buyer: Banks Sadler
Banks Sadler delivers global meeting management services. Operating out of London, York, Dusseldorf, Paris and New York every year, it handles over 15,000 venue find bookings and 400 event management projects for a range of corporations, SMEs, government departments and associations. "
target: Medical Projects International
With over 30 years in pharmaceutical marketing, Medical Projects International (MPI) has been involved in many exciting and innovative communications programmes. MPI runs several patient support and disease management programmes that have been achieving impressive results for over 6 years now.
price ($mm)
$6.97
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 12/3/2012 via Company Press Release

Physicians Interactive, acquired InfoMedics, Inc.

synopsis: Physicians Interactive, the leading provider of online, point of care and mobile clinical resources and solutions for healthcare professionals, announced the acquisition of InfoMedics, the industry expert in the design and delivery of interactive patient communications platforms.
buyer parent: Perseus, L.L.C.
buyer: Physicians Interactive
Physicians Interactive is the leading provider of online and mobile clinical resources and solutions that fit within the medical professional workflow to provide better patient care. "
target: InfoMedics, Inc.
InfoMedics develops strategic patient-physician communications programs which improve brand awareness, patient adherence and physician acceptance and brand preference. Customized solutions are developed to address brand challenges throughout the product lifecycle.
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closed 9/12/2012 via PR Newswire

Draftfcb Healthcare, acquired Hudson Global

synopsis: Draftfcb has acquired Hudson Global, a Tarrytown, N.Y.-based pharmaceutical marketing company that offers integrated marketing solutions encompassing the entire pharmaceutical brand management spectrum, and aligning it under its Draftfcb Healthcare umbrella. The merger will create a top 5 healthcare offering in the U.S.
buyer parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: Draftfcb Healthcare
With more than 30 years of experience marketing to healthcare professionals, Draftfcb Healthcare produces work that is both strategically relevant and creatively compelling. Under its network umbrella, Draftfcb Healthcare has other full-service healthcare agencies, including Area 23 and NeON. "
target: Hudson Global
Hudson Global is a leading full-service provider of strategic marketing, scientific communications, interactive educational services, and postmarketing research for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.
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closed 1/2/2008 via Company Press Release

CIVC Partners, LP, acquired Medical Knowledge Group LLC

synopsis: CIVC Partners recently teamed with management to invest in Medical Knowledge Group, LLC, a provider of medical communications and health care education services based in New York City. As part of the transaction, key managers reinvested a portion of their proceeds, retaining a significant ownership in the Company.
buyer: CIVC Partners, LP
CIVC Partners manages $1.3 billion in private equity capital and currently invests from a $650 million fund. CIVC provides growth and buyout capital to middle-market companies and executives with a focus on business services, financial services, and media & information services. "
target: Medical Knowledge Group LLC
Medical Knowledge Group is comprised of several best-in-class organizations dedicated to addressing the unmet education needs of physicians and other health care professionals. MKG companies specialize in distinct areas of health care marketing and/or communications across all media platforms.
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closed 3/29/2017 via Company Press Release

Serviceplan Group, acquired Beck & Co

synopsis: Serviceplan Group has acquired Beck & Co, a renowned independent pharmaceutical agency in Germany and Austria with offices in Munich and Vienna. The Beck & Co. team bring with them a high degree of creativity, medical content and digital pharmaceutical marketing.
buyer: Serviceplan Group
The Serviceplan Group is the largest and most broadly based owner- and partner-managed agency group in Europe. Founded as a traditional advertising agency, Serviceplan soon developed the concept of ‘House of Communication’ that brings together all modern communication disciplines under one umbrella."
target: Beck & Co
Beck & Co. is a full-service agency specialising in the healthcare field. Patient communication and awareness campaigns play an increasingly important role, and Beck & Co. mainly attend to customers' needs with prescription products.
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closed 5/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Prime Global Medical Communications Ltd., acquired Cambridge Medical Communication

synopsis: Prime Global has bought Cambridge Medical Communication in a deal that will see the UK-based company join its stable of six agencies and two consultancies. Cambridge Medical Communication is an independent medical communications agency based near Cambridge, UK.
buyer: Prime Global Medical Communications Ltd.
Prime Global is a group of seven full-service Medical Communications agencies and two specialist consultancies. They provide the world’s leading biotech, pharma and healthcare businesses with professional communications and strategic consultancy services. "
target: Cambridge Medical Communication
Cambridge Medical Communication is an independent medical communications agency based near Cambridge, UK. Founded in 1998 by Managing Director, Jenny Muiry PhD, Cambridge Medical Communication has built up a formidable reputation for providing clear and imaginative medical communication materials.
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closed 5/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Waterland Private Equity Investments, acquired Integrated Medhealth Communication

synopsis: Dutch firm Waterland Private Equity has bought a significant majority stake in UK-based consultancy Integrated Medhealth Communication (IMC). IMC provides healthcare communication and medical affairs support to over 50 pharmaceutical, biotech, vaccine, device, and diagnostic companies globally.
buyer: Waterland Private Equity Investments
Based in the Netherlands, Waterland is an independent private equity investment group that supports entrepreneurs in realising their growth ambitions. Waterland enables its portfolio companies to achieve accelerated growth both organically and through acquisitions. "
target: Integrated Medhealth Communication
Founded in 2006, Integrated Medhealth Communication (IMC) provides healthcare communication and medical affairs support to over 50 pharmaceutical, biotech, vaccine, device, and diagnostic companies globally, including eight of the 20 largest drug companies in the world.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/1/2020 via Company Press Release

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc., acquired Huntsworth PLC

synopsis: CD&R Artemis UK Bidco Ltd, an entity formed by US private equity Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLP, is to acquire Huntsworth PLC, an international healthcare and communications group. The Group's principal area of focus is Health, which provides marketing and medical communications services to healthcare clients.
buyer: Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc.
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) is a private investment firm with a strategy predicated on producing financial returns by building stronger, more profitable businesses. Since inception, CD&R has managed the investment of $28 billion in 84 businesses. The Firm has offices in New York and London. "
target: Huntsworth PLC (LSE:HNT:$342.69)
Huntsworth PLC is an international healthcare and communications group. The Group's principal area of focus is Health, which provides marketing and medical communications services to healthcare clients, which are primarily large and mid-size pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
price ($mm)[EV]
$516 [$665]
rev ($mm)
$342
EBITDA ($mm)
$70
EV / rev
2.1x
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10.3x

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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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S4 Capital LLC
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Solocal Group
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iREP Co., Ltd.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd.
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EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Next 15
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Valtech SA
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$213.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$13.44
EBIT ($mm)
$11.55
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$3.52
Employees
1604
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The Mission Marketing Group plc
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EBITDA ($mm)
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SoldOut
SoldOut
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$183.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.82
EBIT ($mm)
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255
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Digital Garage Inc.
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$171.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$23.20
EBIT ($mm)
$18.65
Net Income ($mm)
$24.22
Employees
376
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PDI, Inc.
PDI, Inc.
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$140.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($14.89)
EBIT ($mm)
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952
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InnerScope Advertising Agency, Inc.
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$1.56
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.99)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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