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closed 1/27/2020 via Company Description

CloudControlMedia, acquired ESM Digital

synopsis: ESM Digital has been acquired by CloudControlMedia, LLC, an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of QuinStreet, Inc. ESM Digital was founded in 2004 to help institutions of higher education achieve their enrollment goals. The MA-based has grown multi-million-dollar higher education digital marketing agency with partner schools spanning the US.
buyer parent: QuinStreet, Inc.
buyer: CloudControlMedia
CloudControlMedia is a performance-based digital marketing agency that tracks critical milestones in consumer interactions, enabling clients to optimize campaigns, meet marketing objectives and maximize ROI on marketing spend. "
target: ESM Digital
ESM Digital was founded in 2004 to help institutions of higher education achieve their enrollment goals. The MA-based has grown multi-million-dollar higher education digital marketing agency with partner schools spanning the United States.
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closed 5/2/2019 via Company Press Release

Ruffalo Noel Levitz, LLC, acquired Converge Consulting

synopsis: Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL), the leading provider of higher education enrollment, student success, and fundraising solutions, announced its strategic acquisition of Converge, the digital marketing firm for higher education. They leverage data-driven digital marketing practices to connect learners with institutions and programs.
buyer: Ruffalo Noel Levitz, LLC
Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL) is the leading provider of higher education enrollment, student success, and fundraising solutions. The firm is focused on the entire lifecycle of enrollment and fundraising, assuring students find the right university, graduate on time, and give back to support. "
target: Converge Consulting
Converge is the digital agency for education. They leverage data-driven digital marketing practices to connect the next generation of learners with best-fit institutions and programs, developing sound strategy and translating it into campaigns that deliver ROI.
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closed 6/13/2018 via GlobeNewswire

EducationDynamics, LLC, acquired JMH Consulting

synopsis: EducationDynamics, a leader in higher education marketing and enrollment management, announces the acquisition of JMH Consulting, an innovative, customer-centric provider of higher education marketing, recruiting, and retention solutions. They offer a comprehensive suite of services on both a fee-for-service and revenue sharing basis.
buyer parent: Muirlands Capital LLC
buyer: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is the industry leader in helping colleges and universities find the highest quality student prospects to achieve their enrollments goals. EducationDynamics has earned a reputation for providing the resources and expertise required to meet today’s recruitment challenges. "
target: JMH Consulting
JMH Consulting is an organization that markets, launches, manages, and enhances educational experiences for higher education. They use innovative ideas in their strategies and solutions for online marketing. They offer a range of enrollment growth solutions for higher education institutions.
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closed 2/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

CampusLogic, Inc., acquired Cegment, Inc.

synopsis: CampusLogic announces the acquisition of Cegment’s Net Price Calculator (NPC) and Award Letter business. A pioneer in the NPC business, Cegment helps create transparency in higher education financing so families can better understand and assess the cost of a college degree.
buyer: CampusLogic, Inc.
CampusLogic transforms the way higher education delivers financial aid with the first—and only—student engagement platform. Their cloud-based technology helps schools increase accessibility to education, reduce student borrowing, and drive down the cost of financial aid administration. "
target: Cegment, Inc.
Cegment works with colleges and universities to provide innovative solutions for enrollment and financial aid marketing. Cegment's Net Price Calculator helps create transparency in higher education financing so families can better understand and assess the cost of a college degree.
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announced 9/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Unigo, LLC, will acquire Cinergy Education

synopsis: Unigo Group, a company that improves students' decision-making and outcomes by providing one of the most personalized and accurate platforms for matching students with schools, financing, rewards and jobs, announced an agreement to acquire the business assets of Cinergy Education, a premier provider of higher-education marketing services.
buyer parent: Aequitas Capital Management, Inc
buyer: Unigo, LLC
Unigo is an online business matching students with colleges, scholarships, internships, student loans, majors and careers. Unigo’s consumer site provides personalized matches with 6,500 colleges, 700,000 college reviews, 3.6 million scholarships, 90,000 internships and 3.3 million study materials. "
target: Cinergy Education
A premier provider of higher-education marketing services, Cinergy Education helps colleges, universities and career schools find and enroll qualified students with its rich network of web properties, advisory services, and education-marketing expertise.
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closed 10/21/2020 via BusinessWire

Heritage Capital, LLC, acquired Carnegie Dartlet LLC

synopsis: New Heritage Capital has acquired Carnegie Dartlet, a leading provider of strategic marketing solutions specializing in the higher education market. Heritage’s investment leaves operating control in the hands of the reinvesting founders while providing them with the desired liquidity and financial flexibility to accelerate future growth.
buyer: Heritage Capital, LLC
New Heritage Capital is a private equity firm that partners with growing, middle market, founder-owned businesses. With its investment structures like the Private IPO, Heritage provides founders with liquidity and growth capital while allowing founders to maintain control of their business. "
target: Carnegie Dartlet LLC
Carnegie Dartlet is a leader in integrated digital marketing and lead generation solutions for higher education institutions. Through its highly customized offering and high-touch approach, Carnegie has earned a reputation for delivering innovative digital marketing solutions to its customers.
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closed 12/2/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

EducationDynamics, LLC, purchased Agency-of-record business from Thruline Marketing, Inc.

synopsis: EducationDynamics, a leader in higher education marketing, announces the acquisition of key assets of Thruline Marketing. EducationDynamics has acquired Thruline Marketing's agency-of-record business, which provides paid digital marketing, traditional marketing, and SEO management services for more than 20 higher education institutions.
buyer: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is the industry leader in helping colleges and universities find the highest quality student prospects to achieve their enrollments goals. EducationDynamics has earned a reputation for providing the resources and expertise required to meet today’s recruitment challenges. "
seller: Thruline Marketing, Inc.
Thruline Marketing's agency-of-record business provides paid digital marketing, traditional marketing, and SEO management services for more than 20 higher education institutions.
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closed 12/21/2017 via Company Press Release

Carnegie Communications, acquired i-studentgroup

synopsis: Carnegie Communications LLC, the leader in integrated marketing and lead generation since 1985 and the first higher education agency to offer digital services to colleges and universities, announced the acquisition of i-studentgroup, a digital marketing innovator offering services for higher education institutions globally.
buyer: Carnegie Communications
Carnegie Communications, based in Westford, MA, provides integrated, response-driven enrollment marketing and recruitment. Through customized, cutting-edge digital solutions and a multichannel lead generation platform, Carnegie connects higher education institutions with their target audiences. "
target: i-studentgroup
Founded in 2004, i-studentgroup has been a leading provider of digital marketing solutions for higher education institutions globally, offering products such as HTML5 interactive presentations, promotional campaigns, and custom-built apps.
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closed 1/9/2015 via PR Newswire

The Advisory Board Company, acquired Royall & Company

synopsis: The Advisory Board Company, a global insight-driven technology, research, and services provider, announced the completion of its acquisition of Royall & Company. Royall & Company is the higher education industry leader in strategic, data-driven student engagement and enrollment management solutions.
buyer: The Advisory Board Company (ABCO:$799.15)
The Advisory Board Company is the leading provider of insight-driven technology, research, and services for organizations in transforming industries. The company collaborates with more than 200,000 leaders at 4,500 member organizations to elevate performance and solve their most pressing problems. "
target parent: CHS Capital
target: Royall & Company
Royall & Company is the industry leader in strategic student engagement and enrollment management, financial aid optimization, and alumni fundraising. Royall utilizes a data-driven, analytically-based approach to provide high return-on-investment outcomes for its clients.
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closed 5/8/2013 via PR Web

PlattForm Holdings, Inc., acquired MJD Consultancy Ltd

synopsis: PlattForm has acquired MJD, a United Kingdom-based education marketing company. The purchase allows PlattForm to offer services to MJD’s existing clients and extend its operations to include new institutions of higher education in the UK, as well as Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, and many other countries.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
PlattForm Advertising has set the standard of excellence in providing marketing services and enrollment solutions for colleges and universities, worldwide. Specialties include search engine marketing; interactive lead generation; online marketing; traditional media placement and creative services. "
target: MJD Consultancy Ltd
MJD Consultancy Ltd provides education marketing expertise and advertising services for international and domestic student recruitment to institutions around the world.
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closed 1/9/2013 via BusinessWire

Sterling Partners, acquired PlattForm Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Sterling Partners, a growth-oriented private equity firm with a long history of successful investing in the education sector, has acquired PlattForm Advertising, a leading provider of comprehensive marketing and enrollment-management services to colleges and universities.
buyer: Sterling Partners
Sterling Partners is a private equity firm with a distinct point of view on how to build great companies. Sterling focuses on investing growth capital in small and mid-market companies in industries with positive, long-term trends – education, healthcare, and business services. "
target parent: Arlington Capital Partners
target: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
PlattForm Advertising has set the standard of excellence in providing marketing services and enrollment solutions for colleges and universities, worldwide. Specialties include search engine marketing; interactive lead generation; online marketing; traditional media placement and creative services.
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closed 1/6/2012 via BNC Analysis

CHS Capital, acquired Royall & Company

synopsis: CHS Capital acquired Royall & Co., a provider of recruitment services for colleges and universities. Royall handles marketing for colleges and universities, helping them to enroll students at undergraduate and graduate levels and reach out to alumni for purposes like fundraising.
buyer: CHS Capital
CHS Capital is a Chicago-based private equity firm investing in the middle market. Targeting well-managed companies with enterprise values between $75-$500 million, CHS Capital partners with management teams to focus on accelerating growth and positioning companies for attractive exits. "
target parent: Chicago Growth Partners
target: Royall & Company
Royall & Co. is a provider of recruitment services for colleges and universities. The company handles marketing for colleges and universities, helping them to enroll students at undergraduate and graduate levels and reach out to alumni for purposes like fundraising.
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closed 9/7/2011 via PR Newswire

ConnectEDU, Inc., purchased Enrollment and Retention Services Division from EducationDynamics, LLC

synopsis: ConnectEDU®, the leader in web-based college and career access solutions, announced that it acquired the Enrollment and Retention division of EducationDynamics, higher education's leading technology and services company dedicated to helping colleges and universities find, enroll, and retain students.
buyer: ConnectEDU, Inc.
ConnectEDU, Inc. is the web-based leader in empowering learners to manage their education, launch their careers, and secure a more stable financial future. ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real learners and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. "
seller parent: Halyard Capital
seller: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is higher education's leading marketing information and technology services company dedicated to helping institutions find, enroll and retain students. It has six content-rich and highly visible education websites, as well as several special interest microsites.
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announced 6/17/2008 via Company Press Release

Chicago Growth Partners, will acquire Royall & Company

synopsis: Royall is the nation’s leading provider of recruitment services to traditional colleges and universities. CGP led the recapitalization of Royall, partnering with the Company’s management team.
buyer: Chicago Growth Partners
Chicago Growth Partners focuses on lower middle market growth companies in Business and Consumer Services, Healthcare, Industrial Growth and Information Technology. We’ve focused on these industries for over 21 years, with a combined 100+ years of experience in these four areas. "
target: Royall & Company
Royall & Company is made up of some 200 professionals who are exclusively focused on full-time, first-time, traditional-age undergraduate student recruitment. Royall's talented staff includes professionals in all the disciplines required in designing, developing, deploying, and analyzing direct resp
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closed 1/27/2020 via Company Description

CloudControlMedia, acquired ESM Digital

synopsis: ESM Digital has been acquired by CloudControlMedia, LLC, an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of QuinStreet, Inc. ESM Digital was founded in 2004 to help institutions of higher education achieve their enrollment goals. The MA-based has grown multi-million-dollar higher education digital marketing agency with partner schools spanning the US.
buyer parent: QuinStreet, Inc.
buyer: CloudControlMedia
CloudControlMedia is a performance-based digital marketing agency that tracks critical milestones in consumer interactions, enabling clients to optimize campaigns, meet marketing objectives and maximize ROI on marketing spend. "
target: ESM Digital
ESM Digital was founded in 2004 to help institutions of higher education achieve their enrollment goals. The MA-based has grown multi-million-dollar higher education digital marketing agency with partner schools spanning the United States.
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closed 1/27/2020 via Company Description

CloudControlMedia, acquired ESM Digital

synopsis: ESM Digital has been acquired by CloudControlMedia, LLC, an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of QuinStreet, Inc. ESM Digital was founded in 2004 to help institutions of higher education achieve their enrollment goals. The MA-based has grown multi-million-dollar higher education digital marketing agency with partner schools spanning the US.
buyer parent: QuinStreet, Inc.
buyer: CloudControlMedia
CloudControlMedia is a performance-based digital marketing agency that tracks critical milestones in consumer interactions, enabling clients to optimize campaigns, meet marketing objectives and maximize ROI on marketing spend. "
target: ESM Digital
ESM Digital was founded in 2004 to help institutions of higher education achieve their enrollment goals. The MA-based has grown multi-million-dollar higher education digital marketing agency with partner schools spanning the United States.
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closed 5/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired CloudControlMedia

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., a leader in performance marketplace products and technologies, announced the acquisition of CloudControlMedia, a digital marketing agency based in Annapolis, Maryland. CloudControlMedia is a performance-based digital marketing agency that tracks critical milestones in consumer interactions, enabling clients to optimize campaigns.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. delivers online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media. QuinStreet serves clients in large, information-intensive industry verticals where relevant, targeted media and offerings help visitors make informed choices and find products and services. "
target: CloudControlMedia
CloudControlMedia is a performance-based digital marketing agency that tracks critical milestones in consumer interactions, enabling clients to optimize campaigns, meet marketing objectives and maximize ROI on marketing spend.
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closed 1/13/2021 via PR Web

Power Digital Marketing, acquired Social Method, Inc.

synopsis: Power Digital has acquired Social Method, one of the fastest-growing data-driven digital media buying and creative companies in the country. Combining Social Method’s paid social expertise and creativity with Power Digital’s multi-channel digital approach will offer clients an ideal, single solution to their growth marketing needs.
buyer parent: Periscope Equity
buyer: Power Digital Marketing
Power Digital is a leading, data-driven performance marketing agency. As a full-service agency, the company offers services including: SEO, Content Marketing, Paid Media, Social Media Marketing, PR, Influencer, Email, Conversion Rate Optimization, Amazon Marketing and Web Development. "
target: Social Method, Inc.
Social Method is a media buying and creative agency specializing in performance-based Facebook and Instagram advertising and creative services. Social Method analyzes ad data and produces innovative creative content engineered to drive a high return on ad spend.
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closed 1/8/2021 via PR Web

Gen3 Marketing, acquired Optimus Performance Marketing

synopsis: Gen3 Marketing has acquired UK-based Optimus Performance Marketing (Optimus-PM), a leading affiliate marketing agency with an unparalleled reputation for delivering cost-effective results. The addition of Optimus-PM enables Gen3 to leverage international talent to deliver market-leading affiliate marketing solutions to clients across the globe.
buyer: Gen3 Marketing
Gen3 Marketing is a leading digital marketing agency that provides affiliate marketing services to customers by optimizing advertisers’ positioning of their products and services on third party websites. Gen3 also provides services that include pay-per-click, search engine optimization, and more. "
target: Optimus Performance Marketing
UK-based Optimus Performance Marketing (Optimus-PM) is an industry-leading affiliate marketing agency with an unparalleled reputation for delivering cost-effective results. Optimus-PM provides total transparency while delivering marketing plans that hit targets and increase online revenue.
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closed 1/6/2021 via BusinessWire

Acceleration Partners, acquired Streamline Marketing

synopsis: Acceleration Partners, the premier global partner marketing agency, announced that it has acquired Streamline Marketing a leading performance marketing agency founded in 2013 by CEO Jon Claydon.
buyer parent: Mountaingate Capital
buyer: Acceleration Partners
Acceleration Partners is the premier global partner marketing agency. By focusing on Better People, Better Process and Better Performance, their team sets the standard for how brands efficiently grow and refine their marketing partnerships anywhere in the world. "
target: Streamline Marketing
Streamline is an industry-leading, performance marketing agency specializing in partner marketing based in Seattle, and catering to an impressive roster of well-known, national and international brands from the retail, financial services, health & beauty, travel, fitness and other sectors.
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closed 1/6/2021 via BNC Analysis

Brandmovers, Inc., acquired Animate Growth Partners, LLC

synopsis: Brandmovers, Inc., the global leader in technology for B2B and B2C loyalty programs, has acquired Animate Growth Partners (AGP), a marketing program strategy and design agency. The acquisition adds deep consulting and program design expertise to Brandmover's growing list of service offerings.
buyer: Brandmovers, Inc.
Brandmovers is the global leader in digital promotions and loyalty, redefining engagement marketing to create meaningful connections between brands and consumers. Brandmovers leverages a unique combination of strategy, creative, and technology to reach, acquire, engage, and retain loyal customers. "
target: Animate Growth Partners, LLC
Animate Growth Partners is a marketing program strategy and design agency based in St. Louis, Missouri. The company improves the sustainable performance of marketing, sales, and employee-oriented programs by deepening brand connections.
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closed 1/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

MediaMonks B.V., acquired Decoded Advertising

synopsis: MediaMonks, a global creative production partner, has acquired Decoded Advertising, an independent full-funnel marketing, advertising and design company. Decoded creates breakthrough campaigns to help brands grow. They offer services for experimental design, performance marketing, creative strategy, brand building, brand identity, and more.
buyer parent: S4 Capital LLC
buyer: MediaMonks B.V.
Based in the Netherlands, MediaMonks is a global creative production partner. They work with the world’s leading agencies, biggest brands and innovative media and technology companies. They turn ideas, strategy and IP into award-winning campaigns, film, content, products and platforms. "
target: Decoded Advertising
Decoded Advertising is an independent full-funnel marketing, advertising and design company. Decoded creates breakthrough campaigns to help brands grow. They offer services for experimental design, performance marketing, creative strategy, brand building, brand identity, and more.
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closed 1/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

MightyHive, acquired Metric Theory

synopsis: MightyHive, a leading data and digital media consultancy, has acquired Metric Theory, a performance digital marketing agency. Metric Theory creates digital ad campaigns that help businesses to succeed and grow. They offer services for SEO, paid social, display & remarketing, shopping ads, digital video, product feed management, and more.
buyer parent: S4 Capital LLC
buyer: MightyHive
MightyHive is a new breed of media consultancy that partners with global brands and agencies seeking transformative marketing results. MightyHive provides consulting and services in the areas of media operations and training, data strategy and analytics. "
target: Metric Theory
Metric Theory is a performance digital marketing agency. Metric Theory creates digital ad campaigns that help businesses to succeed and grow. They offer services for SEO, paid social, display & remarketing, shopping ads, digital video, product feed management, mobile app advertising, and more.
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announced 7/6/2020 via Company Press Release

Digital Media Solutions, will acquire SmarterChaos

synopsis: Digital Media Solutions (DMS), a leading provider of technology and digital performance marketing solutions, will acquire SmarterChaos, a premier digital marketing and online performance management agency. SmarterChaos specializes in building profitable performance marketing channels for major advertisers that drive customer acquisition.
buyer parent: Clairvest Group Inc.
buyer: Digital Media Solutions (DMS:$295.91)
Digital Media Solutions (DMS) is the largest single entry point for scalable and reliable people-based marketing solutions. DMS deploys a robust database of consumer intelligence and leverages massive proprietary media distribution to provide meaningful, insightful customer acquisition campaigns. "
target: SmarterChaos
SmarterChaos is a premier digital marketing and online performance management agency. SmarterChaos specializes in building profitable performance marketing channels for major advertisers that drive customer acquisition and positive Return on Ad Spend (ROAS).
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announced 6/9/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Target Data will be merged with Aisle Rocket,

synopsis: Target Data, a full-service marketing agency that helps brands harness data to drive growth, has agreed to merge with Aisle Rocket, a leading creative services agency specializing in content and user experience. The Aisle Rocket entity will add comprehensive creative, UX, content, and e-commerce capabilities to Target Data.
buyer: Aisle Rocket
Aisle Rocket is a full-service performance marketing and creative services agency that utilizes data and technology to drive revenue through user experiences. Aisle Rocket's managed Customer Data Platform allows a brand’s first party data to inform omnichannel online and offline media execution. "
target: Target Data
Target Data is a performance marketing agency fueled by data and focused on results. Target Data helps companies solve their biggest marketing challenges by leveraging data, technology, and content to provide strategy and cross-channel paid media execution.
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closed 5/13/2020 via PR Newswire

Sunkissed Industries, acquired PushNote

synopsis: Sun Kissed Industries Inc., an emerging leader in the technology and CBD Food & Beverage marketplace, is pleased to announce the 100% acquisition of PushNote, a rapidly growing affiliate marketing based news publishing and content aggregator platform.
buyer: Sunkissed Industries (OTCPK:SKDI:$0.05)
Sun Kissed Industries is an emerging leader in the CBD-based products marketplace. The Company is pursuing meaningful acquisitions as part of an aggressive M&A strategy designed to position Sun Kissed as a dominant player in a well-defined, high-growth niche within the rapidly expanding CBD sector. "
target: PushNote
PushNote is an affiliate marketing-based news publishing and content aggregator platform. By approaching the advertising industry from a different direction, PushNote has attracted major industry players from across the spectrum. The iOS version is available in the App Store.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

RakeTech Ltd., acquired Lead Republik

synopsis: Raketech, a leading online affiliate and content marketing company, has acquired Lead Republik, a company that offers everything that affiliates and publishers need. Their team runs deeply insightful and profitable campaigns,through their easy to use dashboard.
buyer: RakeTech Ltd. (OM:RAKE:$31.78)
Raketech is a leading online affiliate and content marketing company, with expertise in delivering comparison services, online guides, communities and social media products for the online gaming, sports and consumer finance industry that focuses on the Nordic and UK regions. "
target: Lead Republik
Based in Malta, Lead Republik offers everything that affiliates and publishers need. Their team runs deeply insightful and profitable campaigns,through their easy to use dashboard. Tracking can be done down to click level, enabling affiliates to maintain, optimize and track their campaigns.
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closed 3/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

EQ Works, acquired Juice Mobile

synopsis: Toronto-based EQ Inc., a leader in location behaviour data and intelligence, has acquired Juice Mobile, a Canadian mobile advertising platform. By leveraging existing and new clients under the EQ Works Mobile umbrella, Juice Mobile will offer more precise and targeted mobile programmatic ad buy solutions for agencies, brands, and publishers.
buyer: EQ Works (TSXV:EQ:$6.06)
Toronto-based EQ Works provides a smarter way to target customers. Using first-party, location-based behaviour signals, advanced data analytics, and proprietary software, EQ creates and targets customized, performance-boosting audience segments "
target parent: Curate Mobile
target: Juice Mobile
Based in Canada, Juice Mobile's platform is targeted to advertisers to boost user value or increase brand awareness on mobile. The company builds technology for mobile advertising with relationships spanning Fortune 500 advertisers, premium publishers, leading exchanges, and premier data companies.
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closed 3/4/2020 via PR Newswire

WPromote Inc., acquired Metric Digital

synopsis: Wpromote, an award-winning digital marketing agency, has acquired Metric Digital, a modern performance marketing agency that specializes in ecommerce and driving high ROI growth for their clients. Metric Digital uses paid search, paid social, email marketing, performance creative and SEO to drive revenue and achieve measurable goals for brands.
buyer: WPromote Inc.
Wpromote is an award-winning digital marketing agency. Wpromote utilizes an integrated, data-driven approach across services including paid search, SEO, social media, Amazon marketing, programmatic, video, and digital intelligence. "
target: Metric Digital
Metric Digital is a modern performance marketing agency that specializes in ecommerce and driving high ROI growth for their clients. Metric Digital uses paid search, paid social, email marketing, performance creative and SEO to drive revenue and achieve measurable goals for brands of all sizes.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mawdoo3, acquired Relevant Network

synopsis: Mawdoo3, the leading online Arabic content platform, has acquired Relevant Network, a Jordan-based pioneering company in the fields of Affiliate Marketing Programs and Programmatic & Premium Display Advertising.
buyer: Mawdoo3
Mawdoo3.com is the leading online Arabic content platform that provides readers with premium content from trustworthy sources covering every subject which users are looking for, seeking to enrich the online culture for all Arabs around the world through the use of new and innovative technologies. "
target: Relevant Network
Relevant Network is a Jordan-based pioneering company in the fields of Affiliate Marketing Programs and Programmatic & Premium Display Advertising.
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closed 2/19/2020 via PR Newswire

Jumbleberry, acquired Jumbleberry

synopsis: Stephen Jukes, Jumbleberry's Co-Founder, has acquired the company in a management buyout. Jumbleberry is a Digital Performance Marketing company. Jumbleberry connects direct-to-consumer brands with agencies and media buyers through advertising campaigns that drive customer acquisition on a fixed-cost-per-customer basis.
buyer: Jumbleberry
Jumbleberry is a Digital Performance Marketing company that provides solutions to clients around the world. Jumbleberry connects direct-to-consumer brands with agencies and media buyers through advertising campaigns that drive customer acquisition on a fixed-cost-per-customer basis. "
target: Jumbleberry
Jumbleberry is a Digital Performance Marketing company that provides solutions to clients around the world. Jumbleberry connects direct-to-consumer brands with agencies and media buyers through advertising campaigns that drive customer acquisition on a fixed-cost-per-customer basis.
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closed 2/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

Elevate Agency merged with TEAMINSIDE,

synopsis: Elevate Agency, a data & marketing technologies agency specializing in digital analytics, data-driven marketing, has merged with TEAMINSIDE, a specialist in the digital professions that supports companies in their digital transformation.
buyer: Teaminside
Based in France, TEAMINSIDE is a specialist in the digital professions that supports companies in their digital transformation. TEAMINSIDE offers advertisers a new model to develop their digital projects and be closer to their jobs. "
target: Elevate Agency
Based in France, Elevate Agency is a data & marketing technologies agency specializing in digital analytics, data-driven marketing and in optimizing the performance of big brands thanks to their online and offline data.
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closed 1/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Quero Education, purchased Brazilian Operations from QuinStreet, Inc.

synopsis: Quero Education, the edtech from São José dos Campos announced it’s acquired the Brazilian arm of US marketing firm QuinStreet. The Brazilian Arm of QuinStreet, Inc. delivers online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media in Brazil.
buyer: Quero Education
Launched in 2012, Quero Education created Quero Bolsa, a college marketplace that helps students in Brazil choose and enroll in college, paying less. Its purpose is to connect Brazilians with the educational opportunities that match their interests and budget. "
seller: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
The Brazilian Arm of QuinStreet, Inc. delivers online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media in Brazil. QuinStreet serves clients in large, information-intensive industry verticals where relevant, targeted media and offerings help visitors make informed choices.
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closed 12/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Hawke Media, acquired Artemis Digital Media, LLC

synopsis: Hawke Media, an award-winning marketing consultancy, has acquired Artemis Digital Media, a full-service digital media management company. Connecting its clients with social media influencers and Affiliates through strategic partnerships and various online media placements, Artemis provides premium affiliate management services to online brands.
buyer: Hawke Media
Hawke Media is an award-winning marketing consultancy. Hawke provides custom, data-driven marketing strategies to businesses of all sizes, offering its services on a month-to-month, a la carte basis. "
target: Artemis Digital Media, LLC
Artemis is a full-service digital media management company providing premium affiliate management services to online beauty and fashion brands. Artemis connects its clients with social media Affiliates and social media influencers through strategic partnerships and various online media placements.
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announced 10/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

mporium Group PLC, will acquire Click Labs

synopsis: Mporium, a UK digital marketing company whose services include a platform that enables advertisers to automate the activation of digital ads, will acquire Click Labs Group, a UK digital marketing agency focused on multichannel new customer acquisition.
buyer: mporium Group PLC (AIM:MPOW:$24.54)
Headquartered in the UK, Mporium is a digital marketing company. Its services include a platform that enables advertisers to automate the activation of digital ads in sync with Signals and reports on the effects of these activations. "
target: Click Labs
Headquartered in the UK, Click Labs Group is a digital marketing agency focused on multichannel new customer acquisition. With over 90m UK email addresses under their management and a boutique affiliate network they support over 300 Brands.
price ($mm)
$4.75
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closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lab, acquired Reflect Digital

synopsis: Lab, an award-winning independent digital agency based in the UK, has acquired Reflect Digital, a UK-based digital marketing agency specialising in SEO, paid performance marketing, creative design, development and gamification. Reflect Digital fuels business growth through innovative digital marketing and technology solutions.
buyer: Lab
Lab is an award-winning independent digital agency based in the UK. Lab offers a full suite of digital services, uniquely mixed with a blend of neuromarketing, psychology and behavioural economics. Lab works with enterprise level organisations to design and market digital brands and experiences. "
target: Reflect Digital
Reflect Digital is a UK-based digital marketing agency specialising in SEO, paid performance marketing, creative design, development and gamification. Reflect Digital fuels business growth through innovative digital marketing and technology solutions.
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closed 8/29/2019 via PR Newswire

iProspect, acquired MuteSix

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