Like The Penny Hoarder

closed 1/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

ClearLink, acquired The Penny Hoarder

synopsis: Sykes Enterprises announced through its digital marketing subsidiary Clearlink the acquisition of Taylor Media Corporation, owner of The Penny Hoarder, a leading independent personal finance digital media company whose mission is delivering financial empowerment.
buyer parent: Sykes Enterprises Inc.
buyer: ClearLink
Clearlink is an award-winning digital marketing, sales conversion, and technology company in Salt Lake City. A trusted partner for Fortune 500 companies since 2003, Clearlink delivers intuitive, engaging experiences throughout the customer journey to connect consumers with its brand partners. "
target: The Penny Hoarder
Founded in 2010, The Penny Hoarder is one of the largest personal finance websites in the United States, averaging 14+ million monthly readers.
price ($mm)
$103
rev ($mm)
$50
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.1x
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closed 7/29/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

Wise Publishing, Inc, acquired Half Banked

synopsis: Wise Publishing, Inc., a Canadian personal finance publisher, has acquired Ottawa-based Half Banked, a consumer finance website that offers stress-free money management tips for millennials. The acquisition furthers Wise Publishing's goal to become one of the top sources of personal finance information in the U.S. and Canada.
buyer: Wise Publishing, Inc
Toronto-based Wise Publishing, Inc., and its websites MoneyWise.com and MoneyWise.ca, provide personal finance information, news, and tools in ways that are clear, trustworthy, and engaging. The company helps readers save money, find the best bank accounts, and navigate other money matters. "
target: Half Banked
Canada-based Half Banked is a personal finance website that covers saving, spending, investing, and budgeting, all in an accessible way for millennials. About 50% of Half Banked’s readers are between ages 25 and 34, another 20% are between 18 and 24, and an estimated 65% are women.
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closed 1/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Privé Technologies, acquired Hive Up

synopsis: Privé Technologies, a Hong Kong-based company that provides a modular solution for the wealth and asset management industry, has acquired Hive Up, an online platform in Singapore that empowers individuals to achieve their own version of financial freedom. Hive Up produces workshops and various forms of content to make financial literacy easy.
buyer: Privé Technologies
Privé Technologies is a Hong Kong-based company that provides a modular solution for the wealth and asset management industry. Privé Technologies offers solutions for wealth planning, risk profiling, investment exploration, algorithmic optimization, and personal reporting. "
target: Hive Up
Hive Up is an online platform in Singapore that empowers individuals to achieve their own version of financial freedom. Hive Up produces workshops and various forms of content to make financial literacy easy, along with digital tools to help plan and manage personal finances.
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closed 10/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

Times Internet Limited, acquired Moneysights

synopsis: Times Internet has acquired the online personal finance platform Moneysights. Moneysights was founded in 2009 as a digital platform that allowed consumers to discover, personalize, acquire, and manage their investments.
buyer parent: Times of India Group
buyer: Times Internet Limited
Times Internet Limited, an Internet network, operates a portfolio of Web and mobile properties. The company provides clients with opportunities to reach viewers worldwide by operating various Web properties in the domain of news, entertainment, music, local, telecom, e-commerce, and more. "
target: Moneysights
moneysights is the simplest way to invest online in Mutual Funds. It brings a refreshing take on investments for its users who otherwise find investments complex, boring & stressful. moneysights helps its users in discovering, evaluating, planning, buying & managing Mutual Funds.
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closed 11/16/2011 via PR Newswire

The Ohlson Group, acquired Safe Money Places

synopsis: The Ohlson Group, a national insurance marketing and consulting firm, announced that its SMP International, LLC has acquired www.safemoneyplaces.com, a website that describes and compares various safe money places. It is dedicated to safe money concepts and products only and does not provide investment, tax, or legal advice.
buyer: The Ohlson Group
The Ohlson Group, Inc. is an insurance and financial services marketing organization dedicated to meeting the distribution, administrative and marketing needs of independent producers, insurance companies and financial service firms. "
target: Safe Money Places
Safe Money Places operates a website that is dedicated to safe money concepts and products. This website describes and compares various safe money places. It does not offer investment, tax or legal advice.
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closed 11/28/2011 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Consumerism Commentary

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., the leader in vertical marketing and media online, announced the acquisition of ConsumerismCommentary.com, a personal finance blog that has established itself as a respected source of information and advice for consumers who want to take control of their personal finances.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target: Consumerism Commentary
Consumerism Commentary is a personal finance blog created in 2003. It has established itself as a respected source of information and advice for consumers who want to take control of their personal finances.
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closed 7/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Jean Chatzky, acquired DailyWorth

synopsis: Jean Chatzky, a well-known personal finance expert and the financial editor at NBC’s Today show, has acquired DailyWorth, a leading financial media company for women. DailyWorth delivers advice across all areas of finance, career and entrepreneurship via their daily newsletters and website.
buyer: Jean Chatzky
Jean Chatzky is the financial editor of NBC's TODAY show, an award-winning personal finance journalist, host of the podcast HerMoney with Jean Chatzky and a New York Times bestselling author. "
target: DailyWorth
Launched in 2009, DailyWorth is a leading financial media company for women. DailyWorth delivers advice across all areas of finance, career and entrepreneurship via their daily newsletters and website. DailyWorth focuses on how money affects one's careers, relationships, children and communities.
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closed 4/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

NextRadioTV SA, acquired Moneyweb SARL

synopsis: NextRadioTV, an independent multi-media group, announced the acquisition of Moneyweb. The company offers advertisers a wide range of solutions and formats, including four Websites that include Tradingsat.com, LaVieImmo.com, Verif.com, and Zone-Turf.fr.
buyer: NextRadioTV SA (ENXTPA:NXT:$234.79)
NextRadioTV is an independent multi-media group focusing on 5 news themes: general news, sport, business, technology and discovery, across 4 types of media, radio, television, Internet and press magazines. "
target: Moneyweb SARL
MoneyWeb offers advertisers a wide range of solutions and formats, including four Websites that include Tradingsat.com, LaVieImmo.com, Verif.com, and Zone-Turf.fr.
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announced 3/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Hubert Burda Media, will purchase TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH from Tomorrow Focus AG

synopsis: Tomorrow Focus AG signed an agreement with Burda Digital GmbH covering the sale of TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH, which is home to the TOMORROW FOCUS Group’s publishing activities including the news portal FOCUS Online; the German-language edition of The Huffington Post, a news portal and platform for blogs; and more.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Responsible for over 400 print and digital consumer brands, Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany's largest media groups. It publishes more than 320 magazines around the globe. Burda has 165 million users, approximately 40 million paying consumers and 43,000 advertisers. "
seller: Tomorrow Focus AG (DB:TFA:$90.36)
TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH is the publishing segment of Tomorrow Focus AG. It includes TOMORROW FOCUS Media GmbH (one of Germany’s leading digital marketing providers) and TOMORROW FOCUS News+ GmbH, which operates a number of Internet portals such as the news journalism site FOCUS Online.
price ($mm)
$32
rev ($mm)
$31
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
closed 2/9/2010 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired footnoted.org

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, announced it has acquired the Footnoted business of Financial Fineprint Inc. The acquisition includes the Footnoted.org website and the Footnoted Pro service. The site takes a closer look at the things that companies try to bury in their routine SEC filings.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: footnoted.org
footnoted.org was launched in August 2003 to coincide with the publication of the book, Financial Fine Print. Each day, the site takes a closer look at the things that companies try to bury in their routine SEC filings.
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closed 9/17/2009 via paidContent.org

Lovemoney.com, acquired Lovemoney.com

synopsis: Money info site The Motley Fool is selling off its UK consumer finance spin-off Lovemoney.com by means of a management and staff buy-out, just five months after launching it.
buyer: Lovemoney.com
lovemoney.com is a UK-based consumer finance education web portal. lovemoney offers blog posts, advice, and financial product comparison for consumers. "
target parent: The Motley Fool, Inc.
target: Lovemoney.com
lovemoney.com is a UK-based consumer finance education web portal. lovemoney offers blog posts, advice, and financial product comparison for consumers.
price ($mm)
$2.84
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closed 7/7/2008 via PR Newswire

Liberty Consulting LLC, acquired Focus Views

synopsis: Tradeshow Products Inc. announced the sale of Focus Views, its wholly owned subsidiary. Focus Views is principally in the financial service business, particularly in the maintenance and operation of an online financial publishing website.
buyer: Liberty Consulting LLC
Liberty Consulting LLC owns and maintains an online financial publishing website. "
target parent: Tradeshow Products Inc.
target: Focus Views
Focus Views is principally in the financial service business, particularly in the maintenance and operation of an online financial publishing website. The website will include original news and editorial content and unique user-friendly software applications along with streaming video.
price ($mm)
$0.17
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closed 5/15/2008 via BusinessWire

Strands, Inc., acquired NetworthIQ

synopsis: Strands, a leading developer of social recommendation technologies, has acquired NetworthIQ, a social personal finance Web site that lets people track, share, and compare their net worth. This news follows Strands’ acquisition of money management solution Expensr and the private beta launch of moneyStrands, Strands’ personal finance application.
buyer: Strands, Inc.
Strands develops technologies to better understand people's tastes and help them discover new things they will like. Strands has created a social recommendation engine that provides real-time recommendations of products and services through computers, mobile phones and other devices. "
target parent: Fourio
target: NetworthIQ
NetworthIQ was launched in 2005 to enable anyone to easily track their financial progress from a high level, and anonymously share it with the world if they choose, in order to benefit from community’s financial insights and experiences.
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closed 7/17/2007 via BusinessWire

InterSearch Group, Inc., acquired MyBanks.com

synopsis: InterSearch Group, Inc. a leading operator of premium, industry specific destination portals such as www.Banks.com, www.IRS.com and www.Look.com today announced it has acquired the internet domain, www.MyBanks.com.
buyer: InterSearch Group, Inc.
InterSearch Group is a leading operator of industry specific destination portals and provider of Internet search services through a combination of traffic aggregation and proprietary websites, such as www.Banks.com, www.IRS.com and www.Look.com. "
target: MyBanks.com
MyBanks.com provides a platform for personalized user pages, allowing visitors to monitor performance of their investment portfolios, record and analyze their income and expenses, and keep track of important consumer finance metrics.
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closed 5/22/2007 via Crain's BtoB

CBS Corporation, acquired Wallstrip.com

synopsis: CBS Corp. has acquired tiny startup Wallstrip.com, giving the old media giant's interactive division a foothold in the financial news blogosphere.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$25,931.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry. "
target: Wallstrip.com
Wallstrip.com is a seven-month-old site that produces a humorous daily Web show about business that is widely syndicated on sites like YouTube, The Street.com and Google Finance.
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closed 4/16/2015 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Vemm LLC

synopsis: QuinStreet, the leader in vertical marketing and media online, announced the acquisition of Vemm LLC, an online lead generation company. Vemm has built a proprietary technology to source and evaluate leads and traffic, and has grown to serve some of the key players in auto, life and health insurance, as well as other personal finance markets.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target: Vemm LLC
VEMM is a Lead Generation and Performance Marketing company targeting Brazil. Vemm has built a proprietary technology to source and evaluate leads and traffic, and has grown rapidly to serve some of the key players in auto, life and health insurance, as well as other personal finance markets.
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closed 1/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

ClearLink, acquired The Penny Hoarder

synopsis: Sykes Enterprises announced through its digital marketing subsidiary Clearlink the acquisition of Taylor Media Corporation, owner of The Penny Hoarder, a leading independent personal finance digital media company whose mission is delivering financial empowerment.
buyer parent: Sykes Enterprises Inc.
buyer: ClearLink
Clearlink is an award-winning digital marketing, sales conversion, and technology company in Salt Lake City. A trusted partner for Fortune 500 companies since 2003, Clearlink delivers intuitive, engaging experiences throughout the customer journey to connect consumers with its brand partners. "
target: The Penny Hoarder
Founded in 2010, The Penny Hoarder is one of the largest personal finance websites in the United States, averaging 14+ million monthly readers.
price ($mm)
$103
rev ($mm)
$50
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EV / rev
2.1x
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closed 1/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

ClearLink, acquired The Penny Hoarder

synopsis: Sykes Enterprises announced through its digital marketing subsidiary Clearlink the acquisition of Taylor Media Corporation, owner of The Penny Hoarder, a leading independent personal finance digital media company whose mission is delivering financial empowerment.
buyer parent: Sykes Enterprises Inc.
buyer: ClearLink
Clearlink is an award-winning digital marketing, sales conversion, and technology company in Salt Lake City. A trusted partner for Fortune 500 companies since 2003, Clearlink delivers intuitive, engaging experiences throughout the customer journey to connect consumers with its brand partners. "
target: The Penny Hoarder
Founded in 2010, The Penny Hoarder is one of the largest personal finance websites in the United States, averaging 14+ million monthly readers.
price ($mm)
$103
rev ($mm)
$50
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.1x
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closed 9/8/2017 via GlobeNewswire

ClearLink, acquired Portent

synopsis: Clearlink, a SYKES company, announced it acquired Portent, Inc., a 30-person agency that provides search engine optimization, pay-per-click and paid media, social media, analytics, content, and creative services.
buyer parent: Sykes Enterprises Inc.
buyer: ClearLink
Clearlink, a SYKES company, partners with the world's leading brands to extend their reach, drive valuable transactions, and deepen consumer insight. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Clearlink employs more than 1,600 marketing, sales and technology professionals in Utah and Arizona. "
target: Portent
Portent, founded in 1995, is a 30-person agency that provides search engine optimization, pay-per-click and paid media, social media, analytics, content, and creative services.
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announced 3/7/2016 via Company Press Release

Sykes Enterprises Inc., will acquire ClearLink

synopsis: Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated announced that is has entered into an agreement to acquire Clear Link Holdings, LLC. The company is one of the leading inbound demand generation and sales conversion platforms serving numerous business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) clients across various industries.
buyer: Sykes Enterprises Inc. (SYKE:$1,685.01)
SYKES is a global leader in providing comprehensive customer contact management solutions and services in the business process outsourcing (BPO) arena. SYKES provides an array of sophisticated customer contact management solutions to Global 2000 companies around the world. "
target parent: Pamlico Capital
target: ClearLink
Clearlink partners with the world's leading brands to extend their reach, drive valuable transactions, and deepen consumer insight. Clearlink employs more than 1,300 sales, marketing, and technology professionals.
price ($mm)
$207
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$123
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1.7x
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closed 1/20/2016 via PR Web

ClearLink, acquired buyCalls

synopsis: ClearLink, a Utah-based digital marketing and sales company, has acquired buyCalls, an award-winning national advertising agency specializing in high-quality lead generation, lead brokering, and national and local marketing support for its clients.
buyer: ClearLink
Clearlink is a digital marketing and sales company that partners with the world's leading brands to extend their reach, drive valuable transactions, and deepen consumer insight. Clearlink employs more than 1,300 sales, marketing, and technology professionals. "
target: buyCalls
Based in Southern Pines, NC, buyCalls is a marketing agency specializing in lead generation and digital marketing for leading home services brands.
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closed 1/4/2011 via BusinessWire

Pamlico Capital, acquired ClearLink

synopsis: Pamlico Capital and management announced that they have recapitalized CLEARLINK Technologies, LLC. CLEARLINK, founded in 2004, is a rapidly growing provider of performance-based customer acquisition solutions to a number of the largest suppliers of home services in the U.S.
buyer: Pamlico Capital
Pamlico Capital seeks growth equity and buyout investments in business & technology services, communications and healthcare companies. Pamlico has a long history of helping businesses transition from one stage of growth to the next and achieve a broad range of strategic and financial objectives. "
target: ClearLink
CLEARLINK is a rapidly growing supplier of performance-based customer acquisition solutions to a number of the largest providers of home services in the U.S., including DISH Network, ADT Security Services, AT&T, Qwest and Verizon.
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closed 5/5/2021 via PR Web

Beringer Capital, acquired Perform[cb]

synopsis: Beringer Capital, a leading private equity fund, has acquired Perform[cb] from Centre Lane Partners, a private investment firm. Perform[cb] is a preeminent performance marketing company. Perform[cb]'s network and agency empowers brands to acquire new customers across diverse digital channels on a pay-for-results model.
buyer: Beringer Capital
Beringer Capital is a leading private equity firm investing in digital media and marketing industries. Through a combination of strategic alignments and add-on acquisitions, Beringer Capital partners with founders and management teams to maximize the long-term value of their businesses. "
target parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
target: Perform[cb]
Perform[cb] is a preeminent performance marketing company. Perform[cb] provides strategic plans tailored to meet their clients’ specific marketing goals. Their network and agency empowers brands to acquire new customers across diverse digital channels on a pay-for-results model.
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closed 4/21/2021 via PR Newswire

Bold Orange Company, acquired Three Deep

synopsis: Bold Orange Company (BOCO), a customer experience agency, has acquired Three Deep Marketing, a results-driven digital marketing agency. With the procurement of Three Deep, BOCO will be adding capabilities in performance marketing, digital media, and Salesforce Marketing Cloud implementation.
buyer: Bold Orange Company
Bold Orange, headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, is an award-winning customer experience company with a two-fold purpose: to drive business and societal progress. Bold Orange focuses on helping brands outperform in the areas of acquisition, growth, engagement, and retention. "
target: Three Deep
Three Deep is a results-driven performance marketing company. Three Deep's expertise in digital media, personalized experiences, customer analytics, and implementing and enabling Salesforce technology improves business outcomes and drives efficiency for brands.
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closed 4/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

Caybon, acquired Splay One

synopsis: Caybon, a digital media powerhouse in Sweden, has acquired Splay One from Nordic Entertainment Group, an entertainment provider in the Nordics. Splay One is an entertainment agency in the Nordics. Splay One operates the biggest multi-channel network in the Nordics. They offer services for branded channels, influencer marketing, TV series, and more.
buyer parent: Priveq Investment
buyer: Caybon
Caybon is a digital media powerhouse in Sweden. Caybon helps companies drive their brands’ awareness and conversion by creating engaging content that connects them with their target audience. Their distribution networks have 25 million Facebook followers and 42 million YouTube subscribers. "
target parent: Nordic Entertainment Group
target: Splay One
Splay One is the No.1 entertainment agency in the Nordics. Splay One operates the biggest multi-channel network in the Nordics, with over 250 million video views a month. They offer services for branded channels, influencer marketing, performance marketing, TV series, and more.
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closed 3/11/2021 via PR Newswire

Global Response Partners LLC, acquired Path56 Media

synopsis: Global Response Partners (GRPAds), a digital media agency that specializes in maximizing customer lifecycle and retention management programs for the financial services and education verticals, is proud to announce its acquisition of Path56 Media, a performance based marketing company with a primary focus on servicing online education clients.
buyer: Global Response Partners LLC
Global Response Partners (GRPAds) is a global online marketing company that uses its proprietary technology to match performance based offers with accomplished publishers. Their team of experts specialize in media buying, affiliate marketing, creative design,web hosting and list management. "
target: Path56 Media
Path56 Media is an Experience Driven Online Performance Marketing Company. They work solely in online marketing, so they strive to help their Clients build campaigns that Exceed the Goals of their Online Marketing Spending.
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closed 3/3/2021 via BusinessWire

Acceleration Partners, acquired R.O.EYE

synopsis: Acceleration Partners, the premier global partner marketing agency, announced that it has acquired the agency business of R.O.EYE, a Manchester-based performance marketing agency dedicated to optimizing digital media performance.
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: R.O.EYE
R.O.EYE is a Manchester-based performance marketing agency dedicated to optimizing digital media performance. They specialize in affiliate marketing, digital marketing, performance marketing, digital media buying, performance social marketing, programmatic display, and more.
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closed 3/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

LeadMD, Inc. merged with Trendline Interactive,

synopsis: LeadMD, a leading performance marketing consultancy, has merged with Trendline Interactive, a full-service marketing agency and consultancy. The acquisition will allow for the delivery of a comprehensive service mix that begins with high-level strategy and translates that action through planning, process, technology, people, and tactics.
buyer: Trendline Interactive
Trendline Interactive is a digital agency and consultancy that inspires brands to create meaningful engagement through cross-channel communications. Trendline deploys the best mix of consulting, agency and analytic services to complement clients' needs and exceed expectations. "
target: LeadMD, Inc.
LeadMD is the number one performance marketing consultancy in the U.S. Launched in 2009, LeadMD empowers marketers to drive revenue and customer success. The company focuses on people, processes, and technology that create predictable and sustainable revenue for high growth and enterprise brands.
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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 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 1/6/2021 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 1/4/2021 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.
price ($mm)
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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:$332.86)
Digital Media Solutions (DMS) is the largest single entry point for scalable and reliable people-based marketing solutions. DMS deploys a robust database of consumer intelligence and leverages massive proprietary media distribution to provide meaningful, insightful customer acquisition campaigns. "
target: SmarterChaos
SmarterChaos is a premier digital marketing and online performance management agency. SmarterChaos specializes in building profitable performance marketing channels for major advertisers that drive customer acquisition and positive Return on Ad Spend (ROAS).
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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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:$0.05)
Sun Kissed Industries is an emerging leader in the CBD-based products marketplace. The Company is pursuing meaningful acquisitions as part of an aggressive M&A strategy designed to position Sun Kissed as a dominant player in a well-defined, high-growth niche within the rapidly expanding CBD sector. "
target: PushNote
PushNote is an affiliate marketing-based news publishing and content aggregator platform. By approaching the advertising industry from a different direction, PushNote has attracted major industry players from across the spectrum. The iOS version is available in the App Store.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
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:$31.78)
Raketech is a leading online affiliate and content marketing company, with expertise in delivering comparison services, online guides, communities and social media products for the online gaming, sports and consumer finance industry that focuses on the Nordic and UK regions. "
target: Lead Republik
Based in Malta, Lead Republik offers everything that affiliates and publishers need. Their team runs deeply insightful and profitable campaigns,through their easy to use dashboard. Tracking can be done down to click level, enabling affiliates to maintain, optimize and track their campaigns.
price ($mm)
$1.58
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$6.06)
Toronto-based EQ Works provides a smarter way to target customers. Using first-party, location-based behaviour signals, advanced data analytics, and proprietary software, EQ creates and targets customized, performance-boosting audience segments "
target parent: Curate Mobile
target: Juice Mobile
Based in Canada, Juice Mobile's platform is targeted to advertisers to boost user value or increase brand awareness on mobile. The company builds technology for mobile advertising with relationships spanning Fortune 500 advertisers, premium publishers, leading exchanges, and premier data companies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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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.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
$54.35
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
$20.76
Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
178
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Futurestream Networks Co., Ltd.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
$0.07
Net Income ($mm)
$0.28
Employees
0
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$23.89
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.30)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.36)
Net Income ($mm)
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$21.08
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.91)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
70
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