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announced 4/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Deluxe Corporation, will acquire First American Payment Systems

synopsis: Deluxe, a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions, is acquiring First American Payments Systems, a privately-owned large-scale payment processor that facilitates payments in-store and online.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target: First American Payment Systems
First American is a privately-owned large-scale payment processor that facilitates payments in-store and online. It provides tools and solutions to merchants and partners that help people navigate the various payment channels.
price ($mm)
$960
rev ($mm)
$288
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announced 2/24/2022 via Company Press Release

Evertec, Inc., will acquire BBR SpA

synopsis: EVERTEC, Inc., a leading full-service transaction processing business in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Latin America, has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of BBR SpA, a Santiago, Chile based payment solutions and business technology company focused on the retail sector with operations in Peru.
buyer: Evertec, Inc. (NYSE:EVTC:$453.87)
EVERTEC, Inc. is a leading full-service transaction processing business in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Latin America, providing a broad range of merchant acquiring, payment services and business process management services. "
target: BBR SpA
BBR SpA is a Santiago, Chile based payment solutions and business technology company focused on the retail sector with operations in Peru.
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$61
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closed 11/10/2021 via PR Web

Tidal Commerce, acquired Merchant Bancard Processing

synopsis: Tidal Commerce, an innovative financial technology and payment processing company, has acquired Merchant Bancard Processing (MBP), a leading provider of payment solutions for merchants and financial institutions. MBP offers best-in-class products and services for businesses to accept all forms of payment.
buyer parent: Newtek Business Services, Inc.
buyer: Tidal Commerce
Tidal Commerce is a payment processor that helps merchants to save money. Tidal Commerce provides credit card processing and payment solutions for any kind of business, including e-commerce sites, restaurants, large retailers, and hotels. "
target: Merchant Bancard Processing
Merchant Bancard Processing (MBP) is a leading provider of payment solutions for merchants and financial institutions. MBP offers best-in-class products and services for businesses to accept all forms of payment. Their solutions drive revenue, decrease cost and improve data security for businesses.
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announced 8/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

NuBank, will acquire Spin Pay

synopsis: Brazil's Nubank will acquire Spin Pay, a fintech company that supports retailers accepting payments through the country's Pix instant payment system. The acquisition aims to help Nubank boost its e-commerce payment solutions.
buyer: NuBank
Nubank is a Brazilian digital bank that uses technology to give people back control over their financial lives. Nubank creates simple, transparent products for its customers, including a credit card with no annual fees, a credit card benefits program, and free accounts with unlimited transfers. "
target: Spin Pay
Brazil-based Spin Pay is a fintech company that supports retailers accepting payments through the country's Pix instant payment system. Spin Pay empowers Brazilian consumers by allowing them to use their money and credit wherever and however they want.
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announced 8/4/2021 via BusinessWire

Paysafe Group, will acquire PagoEfectivo

synopsis: Paysafe, a leading specialized payments platform, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PagoEfectivo, a market-leading, Peruvian alternative payments (APM) platform. They are a leader in the provision of eCash and open banking solutions in Latin America.
buyer: Paysafe Group (LSE:PAYS:$1,444.25)
UK-based Paysafe is a leading specialised payments platform. Its core purpose is to enable businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through industry-leading capabilities in payment processing, digital wallet, card issuing, and online cash solutions. "
target parent: Grupo El Comercio
target: PagoEfectivo
PagoEfectivo is based in Lima, Peru, and was founded in 2009. The payments platform is a market leader in the provision of eCash and open banking solutions in Latin America.
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announced 10/30/2020 via PR Newswire

Alliance Data Systems, Inc., will acquire Bread

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

AnaCap Financial Partners LLP, acquired Market Pay Europe

synopsis: Carrefour announced the disposal of a 60% stake in its Market Pay payments platform to AnaCap Financial Partners, a specialist investor in European financial services. Market Pay is a European payment service provider created to meet the challenges of omnichannel trade.
buyer: AnaCap Financial Partners LLP
Based in the UK, AnaCap is Europe’s largest specialist private equity investment advisor in the financial services sector. AnaCap’s funds invest in businesses with high growth potential, strong management teams and/or restructuring needs. "
target parent: Carrefour
target: Market Pay Europe
Market Pay is a European payment service provider created to meet the challenges of omnichannel trade. Thanks to its deep understanding of the payment value chain, Market Pay supports retailers in the deployment of end to end innovative and simplified payment solutions.
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$213*
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closed 9/10/2020 via BusinessWire

Paystone, acquired Swift Payments

synopsis: Paystone, a leading payments and software company, has acquired Swift Payments, a Certified Canadian Merchant Service Provider that provides Canadian businesses of all shapes and sizes with the opportunity to accept debit and credit card payments at affordable rates with an unsurpassed customer experience and complete transparency.
buyer: Paystone
Paystone is a leading payment and software company redefining the way merchants engage their customers and grow their businesses. The company's seamlessly integrated suite of automated payment processing, customer loyalty, and gift card solutions are used by brands across North America. "
target: Swift Payments
Swift Payments is a Certified Canadian Merchant Service Provider that provides Canadian businesses of all shapes and sizes with the opportunity to accept debit and credit card payments at affordable rates with an unsurpassed customer experience and complete transparency.
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announced 7/31/2020 via BusinessWire

Corsair Capital, will acquire MSTS

synopsis: Corsair Capital LLC, a private equity firm focused on business and financial services, will acquire MSTS, a global B2B payment and credit solutions provider. With the acquisition, MSTS will be better positioned to capitalize on the substantial growth opportunities in the B2B payments market while continuing to expand its technology platform.
buyer: Corsair Capital
Corsair Capital is one of the longest-standing private equity firms focused on business and financial services in Europe and North America. The firm has developed a leading practice aligning with strong management teams and co-shareholders to grow specialist businesses. "
target parent: World Fuel Services Corporation
target: MSTS
MSTS is a financial technology company, working globally with B2B companies across transportation, manufacturing, retail, and eCommerce. MSTS’ Credit as a Service solution accelerates business commerce by streamlining payments and Accounts Receivable processes.
price ($mm)
$300
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announced 7/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Heidelpay, will purchase Paysafe Pay Later from Paysafe Group

synopsis: Germany-based heidelpay Group will acquire Paysafe Pay Later, the deferred payments arm of the Paysafe Group. Focusing on the DACH region, Paysafe Pay Later is an omni-channel solutions provider for online and physical retailers wishing to offer white-labeled invoice and installment payment solutions, as well as bank transfers and direct debits.
buyer parent: AnaCap Financial Partners LLP
buyer: Heidelpay
Based in Heidelberg, the heidelpay Group is one of the fastest-growing and most innovative fintech service providers in Germany. heidelpay is a full-service payment service provider that covers the entire spectrum of electronic payment processing. "
seller: Paysafe Group (LSE:PAYS:$1,444.25)
Paysafe Pay Later is the deferred payments arm of the Paysafe Group. Paysafe Pay Later is an omnichannel provider with solutions for both online and bricks-and-mortar retailers wishing to offer white-labeled invoice and installment payment solutions, as well as bank transfers and direct debits.
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announced 4/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Ackroo Inc., will acquire BNA Smart Payments

synopsis: Ackroo Inc., a loyalty marketing, gift card and payments technology and services provider, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ackroo Canada Inc., is to acquire the software and hardware payment solutions and all related customer contracts from BNA Smart Payments Ltd., a payment processing company based in Canada.
buyer: Ackroo Inc. (TSXV:AKR:$5.02)
Ackroo provides merchants of all sizes a robust, cloud based multi-currency marketing platform to help attract, engage and grow their customers while increasing their revenues and margins. They are based in Ottawa, ON, Canada. "
target: BNA Smart Payments
The acquisition includes BNA Smart Payments Ltd.'s software and hardware payment solutions and all related customer contracts representing between $35,000 and $40,000 of monthly recurring revenue spread across automotive, retail, hospitality and petroleum merchants.
price ($mm)
$0.14
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closed 3/3/2020 via BusinessWire

Fiserv, Inc., acquired Merchant Pro Express, LLC

synopsis: Fiserv, Inc. has acquired MerchantPro Express, an Independent Sales Organization providing processing services, advanced point-of-sale equipment, and merchant cash advances to businesses. The combination brings together payment solutions from Fiserv, including CoPilot, CardPointe, and Clover, with the onboarding and service of MerchantPro Express.
buyer: Fiserv, Inc. (FISV:$16,226.00)
Fiserv is a global leader in payments and financial technology. The company helps clients achieve best-in-class results through a commitment to innovation in areas including account processing and digital banking solutions, card issuer processing and network services, payments, and more. "
target: Merchant Pro Express, LLC
Merchant Pro Express is an Independent Sales Organization that provides processing services, advanced point-of-sale equipment, and merchant cash advances to businesses. The company leverages technology, analytics, and a consultative approach to help clients and partners to grow their businesses.
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closed 1/31/2020 via BusinessWire

Linx S.A., acquired PinPag

synopsis: Linx, a leader and specialist in retail software, announced the acquisition of PinPag. The group offers customized and disruptive installment solutions for retail services in different segments, with an outstanding leadership among dispatchers and driving schools.
buyer: Linx S.A. (BOVESPA:LINX3:$161.38)
Linx is a company in Brazil that offers ERP and POS management software to the retail sector. The company offers specific solutions for a variety of businesses, these include gas stations, dealerships, food, fashion, optical shops, drugstores, supermarkets, electronics, home decor, and more. "
target: PinPag
PinPag, specialized in products and services for means of payment, offers customized installment solutions for retail services in different segments, with an outstanding leadership among dispatchers and driving schools. Founded in 2006, it has 90 employees. They are based in Brazil.
price ($mm)
$33
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
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closed 10/30/2019 via BusinessWire

DNA Payments Limited, acquired CR7 Services

synopsis: DNA Payments (DNA), the ambitious new entrant to the UK payments market, has acquired CR7 Services (CR7), the fast growing, UK-based payment solutions provider.
buyer: DNA Payments Limited
DNA Payments Limited is a new entrant to the payments market. DNA’s team consists of highly proficient people who have worked with payment and banking systems for more than 20 years. "
target: CR7 Services
The CR7 Services Group is an innovative payment solution provider operating in the UK. Consisting of Optomany, 123Send and the 123Hire brands, they specialize in omnichannel payment processing technology, delivering innovative, reliable and secure solutions to the retail sector across all channels.
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announced 10/27/2019 via BusinessWire

Payroc will be merged with Payscape,

synopsis: Payroc LLC, a leading merchant acquirer and payment processor, will merge with Payscape, NXGEN International, and BluePay Canada. The transaction creates a full-service global merchant acquiring and payment facilitator powerhouse operating in 46 countries while serving more than 55,000 merchants processing $23 billion in annual bankcard volume.
buyer parent: Parthenon Capital Partners
buyer: Payscape
Payscape is a premier financial technology company providing payment solutions to a network of more than 11,000 small and medium-sized merchants across retail, professional services, organizations, hospitality and other attractive end-markets. "
target: Payroc
Payroc drives commerce for its merchants with anytime, anywhere payment solutions. Payroc serves its referral partners and merchant clients with integrity as trusted advisors and recognized experts in payments, providing transparent pricing clarity while delivering exceptional technology.
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closed 6/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Celero Commerce, acquired Tandem Innovative Payment Solutions

synopsis: Celero Commerce, a company that offers payment processing services, business management software, and data intelligence, has acquired Tandem Innovative Payment Solutions, a processing company dedicated to serving the payment processing needs of merchants ranging from the small corner store to the large retailer.
buyer: Celero Commerce
Celero Commerce offers payment processing services, business management software, and data intelligence to small and medium-sized businesses, in one holistic platform. Celero empowers business owners and executives to focus on driving growth and profitability. "
target: Tandem Innovative Payment Solutions
Tandem Innovative Payment Solutions is a processing company dedicated to serving the payment processing needs of merchants ranging from the small corner store to the large retailer and everything in between, with the primary focus on the small to mid-sized merchant markets.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BusinessWire

TSYS merged with Global Payments, Inc.,

synopsis: Global Payments Inc., a leading worldwide provider of payments technology and software solutions, announced that it has completed its merger with TSYS, a global payments provider, offering solutions across the payments spectrum — from issuer processing to prepaid program management.
buyer: Global Payments, Inc. (GPN:$8,690.01)
Global Payments develops software, and partners with providers to deliver highly competitive ecommerce and omnichannel solutions in a global economy. Their products enable customers to offer seamless payment experiences in-person, online, on device, and over the phone across a wide range of markets."
target: TSYS (TSS:$4,075.57)
Total System Services, or TSYS, is a global payments provider, offering solutions across the payments spectrum — from issuer processing to prepaid program management. They offer issuer services and merchant payment acceptance for credit, debit, prepaid, healthcare and business solutions.
price ($mm)[EV]
$22,142 [$26,061]
rev ($mm)
$4,076
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,192
EV / rev
6.4x
EV / EBITDA
22.0x
closed 7/4/2018 via Company Press Release

TouchSuite, acquired Alpine Payment Systems

synopsis: TouchSuite has announced it has acquired the assets of IQ Payment Systems, dba Alpine Payment Systems (Alpine). Alpine is a merchant acquirer based out of Vancouver, Washington that services the restaurant, hospitality and retail verticals. Alpine has built an award-winning integrated payments business with a highly scalable distribution platform.
buyer: TouchSuite
TouchSuite is a leading financial technology company that delivers business solutions for small to mid-sized companies across different industries. Offerings include point-of-sale systems, payment processing services, SEO solutions, working capital and marketing services. "
target: Alpine Payment Systems
IQ Payment Systems, dba Alpine Payment Systems has continually evolved to offer industry leading solutions for small to medium sized businesses. Alpine has built an award-winning integrated payments business with a highly scalable distribution platform.
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closed 2/21/2018 via PR Newswire

Harbortouch, acquired CurvePay, LLC

synopsis: Shift4 Payments announced that its subsidiary, Harbortouch, has completed the acquisition of CurvePay, an independent sales organization that provides credit card processing services for tens of thousands of taxis across the U.S. CurvePay's platform provides the most advanced payment processing, stored value, and marketing programs available.
buyer parent: Shift4 Payments
buyer: Harbortouch
Harbortouch is a leading business technology company and pioneer of the POS-as-a-Service business model. They offer a revolutionary free equipment program that delivers best-in-class POS systems, including state-of-the-art hardware, premium software, custom programming and 24/7 support. "
target: CurvePay, LLC
CurvePay is an independent sales organization that provides credit card processing services for tens of thousands of taxis across the U.S. CurvePay's revolutionary platform provides the most advanced payment processing, stored value, and marketing programs available.
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closed 10/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Pineapple Payments, acquired Payline Data Services LLC

synopsis: Payline Data, a full-service payment solutions provider, announced that it has been acquired by Pineapple Payments, an omni-channel payments technology company. Payline has rapidly ascended in the highly competitive payment processing industry, serving nearly 10,000 merchants and processing $2 Billion in annual volume.
buyer: Pineapple Payments
Pineapple Payments is a payment processing technology company that provides omni-channel payment acceptance tools for merchants of all shapes and sizes. From its innovative technology solutions to its proactive merchant success team, Pineapple truly takes a fresh approach to payment processing. "
target: Payline Data Services LLC
Payline Data Services LLC is an industry-shaping payments company that powers payment experiences for a wide range of merchants. Payline has rapidly ascended in the highly competitive payment processing industry, serving nearly 10,000 merchants and processing $2 Billion in annual volume.
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announced 4/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Deluxe Corporation, will acquire First American Payment Systems

synopsis: Deluxe, a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions, is acquiring First American Payments Systems, a privately-owned large-scale payment processor that facilitates payments in-store and online.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target: First American Payment Systems
First American is a privately-owned large-scale payment processor that facilitates payments in-store and online. It provides tools and solutions to merchants and partners that help people navigate the various payment channels.
price ($mm)
$960
rev ($mm)
$288
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.3x
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announced 4/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Deluxe Corporation, will acquire First American Payment Systems

synopsis: Deluxe, a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions, is acquiring First American Payments Systems, a privately-owned large-scale payment processor that facilitates payments in-store and online.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target: First American Payment Systems
First American is a privately-owned large-scale payment processor that facilitates payments in-store and online. It provides tools and solutions to merchants and partners that help people navigate the various payment channels.
price ($mm)
$960
rev ($mm)
$288
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.3x
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closed 12/18/2019 via BusinessWire

Deluxe Corporation, purchased Remittance Solutions from Fiserv, Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe, a Trusted Business Technology™ company, announced it has acquired the Remittance Solutions assets of Fiserv, a global leader in financial services technology solutions. Fiserv’s remittance solutions business offers receivables management, remittance processing and lockbox services to customers.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
seller: Fiserv, Inc. (FISV:$16,226.00)
The acquisition includes the remittance solutions business of Fiserv. Fiserv’s remittance solutions business offers receivables management, remittance processing and lockbox services to customers. Fiserv is a global leader in financial services technology solutions.
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closed 5/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Deluxe Corporation, acquired LogoMix

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announced that it recently acquired 100 percent of privately held LogoMix, a Boston-based provider of logo design and other small business branding and marketing services. LogoMix enables businesses and individuals to create and purchase custom marketing products for use online and offline.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target: LogoMix
LogoMix is a self-service marketing and branding platform serving more than 900,000 customers in 120 countries. LogoMix believes that making a logo, business card or custom marketing product like a pen, polo, or sign should not only be easy, it should be fun.
price ($mm)
$43
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closed 4/4/2017 via BusinessWire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired RDM Corporation

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation and RDM Corporation of Canada announced that, through a wholly owned subsidiary, Deluxe has completed the acquisition of 100 percent of the stock of RDM. RDM Corporation is a provider of remote deposit capture (RDC) software, hardware and digital imaging solutions for financial institutions and corporate clients.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target: RDM Corporation (TSX:RC:$21.24)
RDM Corporation provides large financial institutions with Remote Deposit Capture solutions designed to help their clients simplify the way they do business. RDM provides both software and hardware solutions including web-based and mobile RDC, and manufactures a range of digital imaging scanners.
price ($mm)
$70
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
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3.3x
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12.7x
closed 12/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Deluxe Corporation, acquired FMCG Direct

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announced that it has acquired First Manhattan Consulting Group (FMCG Direct). FMCG Direct, based in New York City, is an industry leader in marketing analytics and insights, providing clients with deep financial services expertise and proprietary research, along with marketing campaign design and execution.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target: FMCG Direct
FMCG Direct, based in New York City, is an industry leader in marketing analytics and insights, providing clients with deep financial services expertise and proprietary research, along with marketing campaign design and execution.
price ($mm)
$200
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$83
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closed 8/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Deluxe Corporation, acquired InkHead, Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation, parent company of Top 40 distributor Safeguard, has acquired InkHead Promotional Products. InkHead is an online distributor of custom promotional products, tradeshow giveaways, and personalized gifts for special events, custom apparel and corporate gifts. The acquisition will strengthen Deluxe's presence in the online market.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target: InkHead, Inc.
InkHead is an online distributor of custom promotional products, tradeshow giveaways, and personalized gifts for special events, custom apparel and corporate gifts. They are committed to helping customers promote their business or event in a way that feels authentic to them.
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closed 10/19/2015 via BusinessWire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired Datamyx

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation, a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions, announced its acquisition of Datamyx LLC, a leading provider of integrated information, technology and analytics. Datamyx serves customers in industries ranging from banking, credit unions and mortgage providers to alternative finance, insurance and others.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target parent: Halyard Capital
target: Datamyx
Datamyx is a leading provider of integrated information, technology and analytics solutions derived from all three national credit bureaus. Through its proprietary, online platform, Intelidata Express, Datamyx provides marketers with actionable insights that help maximize their return on investment.
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$160
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closed 5/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

Safeguard Business Systems, Inc., acquired Fontis Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Safeguard Business Systems, a company that offers a comprehensive line of business management solutions to support the changing needs of businesses, acquired Fontis Solutions, a full-service commercial printing company that offers creative brand messages in print, promotional merchandise, online communications, and marketing services.
buyer parent: Deluxe Corporation
buyer: Safeguard Business Systems, Inc.
Safeguard offers a comprehensive line of business management solutions to support the changing needs of businesses across North America. They offer checks, forms and filing systems to full-color printing, promotional products, business apparel and Web services. "
target: Fontis Solutions, Inc.
Fontis Solutions is a business and marketing communications company that helps clients improve their return on all of their branded communications. They make managing multiple resources and types of media easy for their clients by acting as an extension of their clients' staff.
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$40
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closed 10/23/2014 via Company Press Release

Deluxe Corporation, acquired Wausau Financial Systems

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announced the acquisition of Wausau Financial Systems (WAUSAU), a market share leader in receivables management for commercial banks and major corporations. WAUSAU has established partnerships with an impressive roster of clients, including nine of the top 10 financial institutions and more than 50 Fortune 500 companies.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corporation is one of the two largest check printers in the US, and provides personalized products and services to small businesses, financial institutions, and consumers. Deluxe offers design services, website services, print marketing, promotional products, and fraud protection services. "
target: Wausau Financial Systems
WAUSAU Financial Systems is recognized for consistently delivering best-of-breed financial technology, services and solutions that integrate receivables, accelerate deposits and payments, and eliminate paper.
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closed 1/7/2014 via BusinessWire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired Destination Rewards, Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation, a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Destination Rewards, a leading customer rewards and loyalty program provider based in Boca Raton, Florida.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corporation is one of the two largest check printers in the US, and provides personalized products and services to small businesses, financial institutions, and consumers. Deluxe offers design services, website services, print marketing, promotional products, and fraud protection services. "
target: Destination Rewards, Inc.
Destination Rewards® is the industry's most innovative provider of zero liability rewards programs, specializing in loyalty, incentive and engagement solutions, that are based upon an expansive merchant network for discounted retail goods and services.
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closed 7/25/2013 via Company Press Release

Deluxe Corporation, acquired VerticalResponse Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announces the acquisition of VerticalResponse. VerticalResponse Inc. provides a full suite of self-service marketing solutions for small businesses including email marketing, social media, online event marketing, postcard marketing and online surveys.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corporation is one of the two largest check printers in the US, and provides personalized products and services to small businesses, financial institutions, and consumers. Deluxe offers design services, website services, print marketing, promotional products, and fraud protection services. "
target: VerticalResponse Inc.
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VerticalResponse Inc. provides a full suite of Web-based, self-service marketing solutions for small businesses including email marketing, social media, event marketing, direct mail and online surveys.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
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closed 6/5/2012 via BusinessWire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired OrangeSoda, Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announced that it has acquired OrangeSoda, Inc., a leading internet marketing services company specializing in search, mobile, and social media campaign strategies for small businesses. OrangeSoda provides services directly to small businesses as well as through a growing number of strategic partners.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. The company's wide range of products and services include customized checks and forms as well as web-site development and hosting, search engine marketing, logo design and business networking. "
target: OrangeSoda, Inc.
Founded in 2006, OrangeSoda offers online marketing to local businesses with a unique blend of intelligent service and simple technology. By harmonizing services that cover the entire search engine results page, OrangeSoda provides the best return on investment.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/28/2011 via BusinessWire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired PsPrint, LLC

synopsis: Sverica International announced the sale of its portfolio company PsPrint, LLC to Deluxe Corporation. PsPrint is a leading online supplier of high-quality, custom printed promotional products and integrated design and mailing services to small- and medium- sized businesses, including non-profit organizations and educational institutions.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. The company's wide range of products and services include customized checks and forms as well as web-site development and hosting, search engine marketing, logo design and business networking. "
target parent: Sverica International
target: PsPrint, LLC
PsPrint combines state-of-the-art Internet capabilities and the industry's best printing equipment with experienced print professionals and color specialists to deliver convenient online ordering, consistent color matching and 99.7 percent on-time delivery.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/3/2009 via PR Newswire

Hostopia, purchased Customer Assets from Aplus.Net

synopsis: Hostopia.com Inc., a unit of Deluxe Corporation, closed the previously announced acquisition of the shared Web services customer assets of Abacus America Inc., doing business as Aplus.net. The transaction will bring over 80,000 small business subscribers to the Deluxe customer base.
buyer parent: Deluxe Corporation
buyer: Hostopia
Hostopia is a leading provider of web services that enable small- and medium-sized businesses to establish and maintain an Internet presence. The company's customers are communication services providers, including telecommunication carriers, cable companies and internet service providers. "
seller parent: Catalyst Investors, L.P.
seller: Aplus.Net
Aplus.Net specializes in helping small businesses build an online customer base with a comprehensive range of services that includes web hosting and design, dedicated servers, online marketing, e-commerce, domain name registration, and much more.
price ($mm)
$28
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/8/2009 via PR Newswire

Hostopia, acquired MerchEngines

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announced that its Hostopia unit has acquired the search engine marketing (SEM) firm MerchEngines. MerchEngines' SEM solutions help small businesses acquire new customers by generating visitors to their websites. This acquisition adds new and more robust SEM capabilities to the Hostopia portfolio of services.
buyer parent: Deluxe Corporation
buyer: Hostopia
Hostopia is a leading provider of web services that enable small- and medium-sized businesses to establish and maintain an Internet presence. The company's customers are communication services providers, including telecommunication carriers, cable companies and internet service providers. "
target: MerchEngines
MerchEngines.com is a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution that provides ad agencies, traditional media companies, online publishers, and local aggregators a hosted and fully managed search marketing solution.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/30/2008 via PR Newswire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired PartnerUp

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation has acquired PartnerUp, an online networking community for small businesses and entrepreneurs. This acquisition is aligned with Deluxe's continued focus on creating a strategic portfolio of services and products that spans the full small business workflow.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. provides a wide range of customized products and services: personalized printed items, promotional products, web services, fraud prevention and marketing services, financial institution customer loyalty and retention programs and business networking services. "
target: PartnerUp
PartnerUp is an online community that connects entrepreneurs with other business people and professionals who can help them to build their company and vice versa. We do this by allowing entrepreneurs to post opportunities, and by allowing professionals to post their skills and experience.
price ($mm)
$3.80
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/19/2008 via

Deluxe Corporation, acquired Hostopia

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation and Hostopia.com Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Deluxe to acquire Hostopia, a leading provider of web services that enable small and medium-sized businesses to establish and maintain an Internet presence.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. provides a wide range of customized products and services: personalized printed items, promotional products, web services, fraud prevention and marketing services, financial institution customer loyalty and retention programs and business networking services. "
target: Hostopia
Hostopia is a leading provider of web services that enable small- and medium-sized businesses to establish and maintain an Internet presence. The company's customers are communication services providers, including telecommunication carriers, cable companies and internet service providers.
price ($mm)
$120
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
13.9x
closed 10/26/2006 via PR Newswire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired The Johnson Group

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation has purchased the assets of The Johnson Group, an award-winning commercial printing enterprise, and its affiliated companies. The Johnson Group is headquartered in Rockford, Illinois and employs 130 people.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. provides a wide range of customized products and services: personalized printed items, promotional products, web services, fraud prevention and marketing services, financial institution customer loyalty and retention programs and business networking services. "
target: The Johnson Group
The Johnson Group serves its nation-wide customers through a complete menu of full prepress support, one-to-multi-color offset and digital printing, extensive finishing, bindery, mailing, and fulfillment support. The Johnson Group is a leader in the digital arena, providing innovative web-to-print.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
$22
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/25/2004 via PR Newswire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired New England Business Service, Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation DLX today announced the successful completion of the cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of New England Business Service, Inc. NEB. The tender offer, which commenced on May 25, 2004, expired at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 24, 2004.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. provides a wide range of customized products and services: personalized printed items, promotional products, web services, fraud prevention and marketing services, financial institution customer loyalty and retention programs and business networking services. "
target: New England Business Service, Inc.
New England Business Service, Inc. is a leading business-to-business direct marketing company with 2.5 million active small business customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and France. NEBS supplies a wide variety of business products and services which are marketed through direc
price ($mm)
$766
rev ($mm)
$680
EBITDA ($mm)
$82
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
9.3x
announced 11/30/2022 via BNC Analysis

Hippocampus South Africa will be merged with Old Friends Young Talent,

synopsis: Hippocampus will merge with Old Friends Young Talent (OFYT), a creative advertising agency in South Africa. Hippocampus is an integrative creative agency in South Africa. The agency focuses on developing remarkable thinking that is brought to life through crafted communication for clients both nationally and globally.
buyer: Old Friends Young Talent
Old Friends Young Talent (OFYT) is a creative advertising agency in South Africa. OFYT is a group of educated, skilled advertising professionals that help their clients to grow their business by creating advertising campaigns that deliver real results. "
target: Hippocampus South Africa
Hippocampus is an integrative creative agency in South Africa. Hippocampus specializes in transforming a need into a vital outcome. The agency focuses on developing remarkable thinking that is brought to life through crafted communication for clients both nationally and globally.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/21/2022 via GlobeNewswire

PPO&S Integrated Marketing Communications will be merged with Latino Connection,

synopsis: Harrisburg-based firms Latino Connection and PPO&S Integrated Marketing Communications will merge under the corporate name of Color & Culture, Inc. PPO&S Integrated Marketing Communications is a full-service, integrated marketing communications firm. Latino Connection is Pennsylvania’s premier marketing and communications agency.
buyer: Latino Connection
Latino Connection is Pennsylvania’s premier marketing and communications agency that launches brands into the country’s most powerful multicultural market. "
target: PPO&S Integrated Marketing Communications
PPO&S Integrated Marketing Communications is a full-service, integrated marketing communications firm with an award-winning reputation for conducting marketing and advertising campaigns for a variety of private sector and mission-driven clients.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/21/2022 via BusinessWire

Hill+Knowlton Strategies, acquired JeffreyGroup

synopsis: WPP announced the acquisition of JeffreyGroup, one of the most respected independent corporate communications, public affairs, and marketing consulting firms in Latin America. JeffreyGroup will join the Hill+Knowlton Strategies international network and will create the largest global communications agency presence in Latin America.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Inc. is an international communications consultancy, providing services to local, multinational, and global clients. "
target: JeffreyGroup
JeffreyGroup is the leading independent corporate communications, public affairs and marketing consulting firm in Latin America, with a successful 29-year track record advising multinational companies and global brands across a broad range of industry sectors.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/21/2022 via BNC Analysis

Southfields Group, acquired Migration Creates

synopsis: Southfields, an investment holdings, private equity and growth stage venture firm in South Africa, has acquired Migration, a strategic, innovation, marketing & communications consultancy in South Africa. Migration creates transformative journeys that engage customers, grow world class businesses, and builds brands for deeper human connection.
buyer: Southfields Group
Southfields is an investment holdings, private equity and growth stage venture firm in South Africa. Southfields is dedicated to cultivating innovative businesses. They invest in businesses related to professional services, communications, media, technology, digital, data, and business solutions. "
target: Migration Creates
Migration is a strategic, innovation, marketing & communications consultancy in South Africa. Migration is a trusted partner that creates transformative journeys that engage customers, grow world class businesses, enables purposeful communication, and builds brands for deeper human connection.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/27/2022 via PR Newswire

Search Discovery, Inc., acquired Allturna

synopsis: Search Discovery has acquired Allturna, a Salesforce Marketing Cloud Engagement Partner specializing in Health and Life Sciences. Search Discovery is now uniquely positioned to help Salesforce Marketing Cloud clients take full advantage of the platform's capabilities.
buyer: Search Discovery, Inc.
Search Discovery is a data transformation company that helps organizations use their data with purpose to drive measurable business impact. Its services and solutions help global organizations at every stage of data transformation, including strategy, implementation, and optimization. "
target: Allturna
Allturna helps sales and marketing clients develop data-centric marketing strategies and tactics, delivers data integration and management services, and applies significant marketing cloud expertise and operations to help clients achieve business impact and analytics insights.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/31/2022 via BNC Analysis

Pearman Media Pty. Ltd., acquired MediaSmiths Australia

synopsis: One of Australia’s largest independent media agencies, Pearman (est 1996), has acquired established media agency MediaSmiths to offer a comprehensive suite of media and advertising services to clients. Since 2007, MediaSmiths has been the hands-on partner to hundreds of clients who needed to achieve more from their media strategy budget.
buyer: Pearman Media Pty. Ltd.
Pearman is one of Australia's largest independent media agencies. Established in 1996, they are 100% Australian owned. With no reporting to Paris, London or New York Pearman makes its own decisions quickly and decisively. "
target: MediaSmiths Australia
Since 2007, MediaSmiths has been the hands-on partner to hundreds of clients who needed to achieve more from their media strategy and marketing budget. MediaSmiths has grown with the companies they support to become one of Sydney’s most established independent media & marketing agencies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 5/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, will acquire M&C Saatchi plc

synopsis: Next Fifteen Group (Next 15), a communications business in London, will acquire M&C Saatchi, the world's largest independent advertising network. M&C Saatchi connects specialist expertise, fuelled by data and technology, to help clients navigate, create and lead meaningful change.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: M&C Saatchi plc (AIM:SAA:$394.58)
Based in the UK, M&C Saatchi is the world's largest independent advertising network. Powered by its philosophy, Brutal Simplicity of Thought, Diversity of Thought, Independence, and Ownership, their work connects buyers and sellers as simply and as powerfully as possible.
price ($mm)[EV]
$377 [$407]
rev ($mm)
$534
EBITDA ($mm)
$56
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
7.2x
announced 5/18/2022 via BusinessWire

Chatham Asset Management, will acquire Vericast

synopsis: Chatham Asset Management, an investment advisor serving high net worth individuals, retirement plans and trusts, is to acquire Vericast. a marketing company that is reimagining marketing solutions one business-to-human connection at a time.
buyer: Chatham Asset Management
Chatham Wealth Management located in Chatham New Jersey is a SEC registered investment advisor serving high net worth individuals, retirement plans and trusts. The Firm and its predecessors have been in business since 1978. "
target parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
target: Vericast
Vericast is reimagining marketing solutions one business-to-human connection at a time. By influencing how over 120 million households eat, shop, buy, save and borrow, Vericast fuels commerce, drives economic growth and directly accelerates revenue potential for thousands of brands and businesses.
price ($mm)
$2.85
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/28/2022 via PR Newswire

Bridgepoint, acquired Inspired Thinking Group Limited

synopsis: Bridgepoint, a major international alternative asset fund management group, has acquired a majority stake in fast-growing Inspired Thinking Group (Team ITG) from Equistone Partners Europe. A technology-led marketing business, Team ITG creates connected customer experiences for some of the biggest brands on the planet through world-class services an
buyer: Bridgepoint (:$310.07)
UK-based Bridgepoint is a major international alternative asset fund management group, providing private equity and private debt lending solutions to the middle market. Bridgepoint focuses on acquiring or investing in businesses with strong market positions. "
target parent: Equistone Partners Europe
target: Inspired Thinking Group Limited
A technology-led marketing business, Team ITG creates connected customer experiences for some of the biggest brands on the planet through world-class services and smart, intuitive tech.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/3/2022 via Company Press Release

Next 15, will acquire Engine Group Ltd

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc (Next 15), a communications business in London, will acquire Engine Group, a global media and marketing services company. Engine helps organizations to outperform in the present and win in the future. The group offers a vast range of marketing solutions, from insights and content to distribution and technology.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Engine Group Ltd
Engine is a global media and marketing services company. Engine helps organizations to outperform in the present and win in the future. The group offers a vast range of marketing solutions, from insights and content to distribution and technology.
price ($mm)
$104
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Brunner Inc., acquired Brunner Inc.

synopsis: Full service independent marketing agency, Brunner Inc. is being sold to an expanded ownership group comprised of the firm’s current leadership. The company will be led by Scott Morgan, President; and Rick Gardinier, Chief Digital Officer.
buyer: Brunner Inc.
The company will be led by Scott Morgan, president; and Rick Gardinier, chief digital officer, along with other top management team members in a partnership role — Ken Johns, client experience officer; Erin Stoner, chief financial officer; and Dan Gbur, performance marketing officer. "
target: Brunner Inc.
Brunner is a full service independent marketing agency. They specialize in strategy, media, data science & analytics, marketing automation & CRM, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$28
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

MISSION Group, acquired Soul

synopsis: The MISSION Group, a collective of creative and MarTech agencies based in the UK, has acquired Soul, a leading customer engagement agency in the UK. Soul creates marketing campaigns that enable brands to have a heart to heart with their customers and understand their decision-making processes and motivators.
buyer: MISSION Group (AIM:TMMG:$176.19)
MISSION is a technology-embraced marketing communications and advertising group delivering digital, brand, marketing, advertising and full service communications. MISSION employs more than 1,000 people across the UK, Asia and the US, and works with some of the world’s leading brands. "
target: Soul
Soul is a leading customer engagement agency in the UK. Soul works with psychologists to help businesses better understand human nature. They create marketing campaigns that enable brands to have a heart to heart with their customers and understand their decision-making processes and motivators.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 6/9/2021 via PR Web

Mainspire merged with The Enablement Group,

synopsis: The Enablement Group (TEG), a sales enablement content agency and consultancy, and Mainspire Marketing, a global full-service marketing agency, have merged operations under the name “The Enablement Group” to better serve the needs of corporate sales, marketing, and HR teams.
buyer: The Enablement Group
The Enablement Group (TEG) is a marketing and sales enablement content agency that delivers experiences fostering greater engagement and message retention, ultimately driving revenue and performance improvement. "
target: Mainspire
Mainspire is a full-service global consulting and marketing agency focused on the most innovative technologies driving the future. Mainspire develops and implements solid business marketing strategies that help companies grow and improve the world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Beattie Communications Group Ltd., acquired Beattie Communications Group Ltd.

synopsis: Beattie Communications' CEO, Laurna Woods, has acquired the company in a management buyout. Beattie is the UK’s No 1 integrated communications agency, competing with digital, social, creative, advertising and PR shops. They provide inspired communications and marketing services to some of the world's largest companies.
buyer: Beattie Communications Group Ltd.
Beattie is the UK’s No 1 integrated communications agency, competing with digital, social, creative, advertising and PR shops. They de-stress the lives of clients by demystifying communications to make it simple, deciphering strategy to make it transformational and debunking delivery to boost ROI. "
target: Beattie Communications Group Ltd.
Beattie is the UK’s No 1 integrated communications agency, competing with digital, social, creative, advertising and PR shops. They de-stress the lives of clients by demystifying communications to make it simple, deciphering strategy to make it transformational and debunking delivery to boost ROI.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Moacon Ventures GmbH, acquired Devexgo GmbH

synopsis: Moacon Ventures GmbH, a German investment company, has acquired DEVEXGO GmbH, a German marketing company. With the acquisition, DEVEXGO will begin offering its customers an all-round carefree package in order to reach different target groups from the B2B and B2C environment with different media.
buyer: Moacon Ventures GmbH
Moacon Ventures GmbH is a German investment company comprised of online and offline start-ups from the consumer and marketing sectors. Moacon supports its portfolio companies at every point in their journey, from the idea to long-term market success. "
target: Devexgo GmbH
DEVEXGO is a German marketing company that specializes in cooperation marketing. DEVEXGO offers high-quality couponing in parcel or media supplements, Point-of-Sale and special postal advertising formats, and individual display campaigns on all known platforms.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

ADLPerformance, acquired Pschhh

synopsis: ADLPerformance has acquired a company in the communication and marketing sector: Pschhh, a strategic planning and creation agency. Pschhh's aim is to create strong relationships between brands and consumers through brand content that generates added value for the end customer.
buyer: ADLPerformance (PA:ALP.AS:$163.45)
For more than 48 years, ADLPerformance has supported large account clients on their marketing issues. Supported by more than 500 employees, their group is a major player in cross-channel marketing in Europe. They are also present in France, Spain and Portugal. "
target: Pschhh
Based in France, Pschhh is an independent and bubbly communications consulting agency. The agency's aim is to create strong relationships between brands and consumers through brand content that generates added value for the end customer.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

MESH, LLC, acquired Converge Marketing LLC

synopsis: Baton Rouge agency Mesh continues to expand its footprint in the southern part of the US. The firm is acquiring New Orleans-based agency Converge Marketing and bringing on the firm’s founder, Matt Preuett as Agency Director, New Orleans. Converge Marketing provides expert marketing campaign strategy, project management, and more.
buyer: MESH, LLC
MESH exists to create connections and loyalty to brands. They are an independent, award-winning creative and strategic agency with over 15 years of success. They work with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to startups, who are willing to invest in their brand. "
target: Converge Marketing LLC
New Orleans-based agency Converge Marketing was founded by Matt Preuett in 2016. Converge Marketing of Louisiana provides expert marketing campaign strategy, project management, content creation and reputation building services for growing and established businesses.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

New School, LLC merged with Ignite Advertising, LLC,

synopsis: New School, a marketing and advertising agency in Muskegon, merged with IGNITE, a branding and marketing company also located in Muskegon, MI. New School is a one-stop marketing shop for small to medium sized businesses that provides traditional and digital marketing services.
buyer: Ignite Advertising, LLC
IGNITE is an ad agency that works with businesses of all sizes, at their pace. They don't push large marketing budgets. IGNITE comes up with creative and compelling marketing materials to over time to help businesses grow. IGNITE is based in Muskegon, MI. "
target: New School, LLC
New School is a one-stop marketing shop for small to medium sized businesses of any kind in the Muskegon, MI area looking to grow industry presence and increase sales. Services include: marketing (traditional and digital), web design, video production, graphic design, print design, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

WPP AUNZ Limited, acquired Meerkats

synopsis: WPP AUNZ, the leading creative transformation agency in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, has acquired Western Australian-based digital and creative business solutions company Meerkats. Meerkats specializes in branding, planning, marketing and creativity.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: WPP AUNZ Limited (:$605.03)
WPP AUNZ is the leading creative transformation agency in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, comprising nearly 5,000 people working across 60+ companies, in over 120 offices across the region. "
target: Meerkats
Meerkats is a creative agency based in Perth, Australia that specializes in branding, planning, marketing and creativity.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/3/2021 via BusinessWire

Stagwell Group, acquired MDC Partners, Inc.

synopsis: Stagwell Group has acquired MDC Partners, Inc., one of the most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. The combination will allow both Stagwell and MDC to scale offerings, develop products based on combined tech and data assets, and provide accelerated growth and enhanced services to clients.
buyer: Stagwell Group (STGW:$1,469.36)
Stagwell Group is an independent, digital-first, and fully-integrated organization servicing brands across the continuum of marketing services. Stagwell's brands include experts in digital transformation and marketing, research and insights, marketing communications, and content and media. "
target: MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA:$1,252.82)
MDC Partners is one of the most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. MDC's agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment for over 1,700 clients.
price ($mm)[EV]
$253 [$1,306]*
rev ($mm)
$1,415
EBITDA ($mm)
$215
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
7.4x

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Infracommerce
Infracommerce
Infracommerce is a leading provider of e-commerce technology and services in Brazil. Infracommerce helps retailers to increase their efficiency and scale. They offer solutions and services for customer relations, back office, payment gateways, logistics, and more.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$88.89
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($10.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3908
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Ticker: ASX:SZL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sezzle
Sezzle
Sezzle is a rapidly growing fintech company on a mission to financially empower the next generation. Sezzle's payment platform increases the purchasing power for millions of active consumers by offering interest-free instalment plans at online stores and in-store locations.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$114.82
EBITDA ($mm)
($24.81)
EBIT ($mm)
($25.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
280
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Ticker: OMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, public relations and other specialty communications services.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$14,268.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,274.60
EBIT ($mm)
$2,058.40
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: SWX:DKSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,600.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$282.63
EBIT ($mm)
$240.86
Net Income ($mm)
$232.55
Employees
32996
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Ticker: NYSE: IPG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Their companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialty marketing.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$10,778.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,717.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,437.60
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:2433
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Group companies are committed to providing optimized solutions for advertisers, media companies and content holders in Japan and internationally. The company provides planning, production, marketing, public relations, and other services related to advertising in various media.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$6,667.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$677.71
EBIT ($mm)
$533.66
Net Income ($mm)
$411.02
Employees
25522
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Ticker: SZSE:300058
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus is one of the most recognized communications services groups originating in China. They provide a wide spectrum of marketing and brand management services across disciplines of Strategy, Digital, Advertising, Media, Social, PR, Design, Branding, CRM, Data, E-Commerce and Mobile solutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
$102.91
Net Income ($mm)
$75.66
Employees
5445
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Ticker: KOSE:A030000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide Inc. is a marketing solutions company that offers advertising, public relations, shopper marketing, sports marketing, digital marketing, etc. It was established in 1973 with headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,750.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$196.43
EBIT ($mm)
$170.64
Net Income ($mm)
$116.35
Employees
1274
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Ticker: DLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,790.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.61
EBIT ($mm)
$224.47
Net Income ($mm)
$8.81
Employees
6123
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Ticker: ASX:IGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IVE Group
IVE Group
IVE Group Ltd is an ASX listed vertically integrated marketing and print communications provider. IVE enables its customers to communicate more effectively with their customers by creating, managing, producing and distributing content across multiple channels.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$395.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.66
EBIT ($mm)
$17.68
Net Income ($mm)
$9.65
Employees
1100
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Ticker: AIM:SAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc is a global marketing services business working across a wide variety of industry sectors with a strategy focused on winning new business and starting new businesses.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$394.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.15
EBIT ($mm)
$25.99
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: NYSE:HHS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte Hanks is a global marketing services firm specializing in multi-channel marketing solutions. Harte Hanks offers end-to-end marketing services including consulting, strategic assessment, data, analytics, digital, social, mobile, print, direct mail and contact center.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$394.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.14
EBIT ($mm)
($4.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5620
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Ticker: 002712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd. offers media services in China. Through their brands, they offer Media planning and agency (ProVision Media Network), Brand Management (BC&T Boundless Creations & Talents), Outdoor Advertising (EYoung Outdoors), Digital Marketing (Simei Digital), and more.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$374.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.18
EBIT ($mm)
$13.83
Net Income ($mm)
$14.17
Employees
180
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Ticker: ASX:EGG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enero Group Limited
Enero Group Limited
Enero Group Limited is engaged in integrated marketing and communication services, including strategy, market research, advertising, public relations, communications planning graphic design, events management, direct marketing, and corporate communications.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$274.31
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.72
EBIT ($mm)
$30.82
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
600
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Ticker: PA:ALP.AS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dékuple
Dékuple
Dékuple is a cross-channel data marketing expert in France. Dékuple designs, markets and implements customer acquisition, loyalty and relationship management services. Their expert capabilities enable them to support brands with their marketing needs.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$163.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.62
EBIT ($mm)
$14.75
Net Income ($mm)
$8.45
Employees
611
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Ticker: AIM:INTQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ is one of the world's most successful Mobile, Social & APP-based service providers. Their disruptive mobile marketing, rich media and advertising platforms enable clients to profitably engage with the emerging social entertainment ecosystem.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$151.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.25
EBIT ($mm)
$12.92
Net Income ($mm)
$11.84
Employees
155
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Ticker: AQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Acquity Group, LLC
Acquity Group, LLC
Acquity Group, LLC operates as a multi-channel commerce and digital marketing company. Its solutions include design that covers audience segmentation and persona development, user experience and interaction design, information architecture, visual and motion design, and more.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$141.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.65
EBIT ($mm)
$22.87
Net Income ($mm)
$3.25
Employees
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