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announced 11/17/2021 via PR Newswire

Acosta, Inc., will acquire Premium Retail Services

synopsis: Acosta, an integrated sales and marketing services provider, announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Premium Retail Services, a leading provider of tech-enabled retail merchandising, in-store sales and training, advanced analytics, and other purpose-built solutions for omnichannel retail.
buyer: Acosta, Inc.
Acosta is an integrated sales and marketing services provider that enables consumer packaged goods brands and retailers to win in the modern marketplace by delivering progressive solutions and exceptional service. "
target: Premium Retail Services
Premium Retail Services is a leading provider of tech-enabled retail merchandising, in-store sales and training, advanced analytics, and other purpose-built solutions for omnichannel retail.
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closed 6/17/2015 via Company Press Release

Marketing Associates, LLC., acquired Conclusive Analytics

synopsis: Frontier Capital, a Charlotte-based growth equity firm, has sold Conclusive Analytics, a managed analytics as a service (MAaaS) platform provider serving the financial services, agriculture, industrial equipment and automotive aftermarket industries, to Marketing Associates.
buyer: Marketing Associates, LLC.
Marketing Associates LLC is a marketing services company headquartered in Detroit, MI. They specialize in the art and science of marketing communications — creativity empowered by technology that brings results, and helps leading global brands build enduring relationships with their customers. "
target parent: Frontier Capital
target: Conclusive Analytics
Founded in 2000 with headquarters in Charlotte, Conclusive Analytics is a managed analytics as a service (MAaaS) platform provider serving the financial services, agriculture, industrial equipment and automotive aftermarket industries.
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closed 3/20/2019 via PE Hub

MC Sign Company, acquired Coastal Signage + Wayfinding

synopsis: MC Group, an Arcapita portfolio company, has acquired Coastal Signage + Wayfinding. Coastal Signage + Wayfinding, of Oceanside, California, provides signage, graphics as well as fixtures and displays for customers.
buyer parent: Arcapita Inc.
buyer: MC Sign Company
Established in 1953, MC Group is one of the largest national providers of signage, lighting, electrical, and energy management solutions. Complete brand management services include program management, installation, repair, maintenance, energy saving retrofits, rollouts and more. "
target: Coastal Signage + Wayfinding
Coastal Signage + Wayfinding, of Oceanside, California offers an extensive range of exterior and interior branding and wayfinding products including: signage, graphics, fixtures/displays, architectural elements and façade cladding.
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closed 2/5/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Elevation Marketing, acquired Cloverleaf Innovation

synopsis: Elevation Marketing, a full-service B2B marketing agency, announced its acquisition of Cloverleaf Innovation, an innovation consultancy offering strategy, design, research, marketing, communication, and product development. They are based in Chicago, Illinois.
buyer: Elevation Marketing
Founded in 1999, Elevation Marketing is a full-service B2B-only marketing agency, specializing in multifaceted, holistic strategies that extend reach, activate audiences, drive action, and measurably grow business outcomes. "
target: Cloverleaf Innovation
Cloverleaf is an innovation consultancy offering strategy, design, research, marketing, communication, and product development. They are based in Chicago, Illinois.
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closed 1/9/2019 via BusinessWire

Big Group, acquired Brandworks

synopsis: Big Group announced that it has acquired Brandworks, a company based in the Netherlands that supports brands and organizations looking to accelerate or launch their businesses in the Benelux and wider European markets. They specialize in sales, merchandising, marketing and more.
buyer: Big Group
Big Group is an award-winning creative marketing agency founded in 1991. The company is headquartered in London with offices in Newbury, Bath and Amsterdam with a team of over 150 people. The company provides services centred around brand experience, creative technology and performance marketing. "
target: Brandworks
Brandworks, founded in 2014, supports brands and organizations looking to accelerate or launch their businesses in the Benelux and wider European markets. They specialize in sales, merchandising, marketing and more.
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closed 10/31/2018 via BusinessWire

Christopher B. Munday, acquired 2020 Companies

synopsis: 2020 Companies, a premier, nationwide outsourced sales, merchandising and marketing agency, announced that Chairman and CEO Christopher B. Munday has acquired a controlling interest in the Company from Golden Gate Capital, a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm.
buyer: Christopher B. Munday
Christopher B. Munday is the Chairman and CEO of 2020 Companies. Chris has previously served as Chairman and CEO of several CPG and Golden Gate companies. He is based in Fort Worth, TX. "
target parent: Golden Gate Capital
target: 2020 Companies
2020 Companies is a sales and marketing agency that provides a turnkey outsourced solution to facilitate sales, marketing, merchandising, training, and events.
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announced 7/4/2018 via Company Press Release

COLONY + iNTERACTIVE, will acquire CagoLab

synopsis: COLONY + iNTERACTIVE, a company that provides services in the design and branding business domain, will acquire CagoLab, a one-stop e-commerce web design company. They use EC-CUBE, which is versatile and customizable to customer requests.
buyer: COLONY + iNTERACTIVE
Based in Japan, COLONY + iNTERACTIVE has provided services to clients mainly in the design and branding business in the digital domain. They provide consulting and planning in the digital communication area, art direction, UI/UX design, and system development. "
target parent: Start Today Co., Ltd.
target: CagoLab
Based in Japan, CagoLab helps companies create an e-commerce page based on their software, EC-CUBE. EC-CUBE has high expandability and flexibility, and can be customized to customer's request. Since launching the service, they have over 800 successful construction records.
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closed 4/22/2021 via PR Newswire

Outform, Inc. merged with Rapid Displays, Inc.,

synopsis: Gemspring Capital, a private equity firm focused on partnering with middle market companies, has completed the acquisition of Outform, Inc., a global retail innovation agency, and merged it with Rapid Displays, an existing portfolio company that provides custom merchandising display solutions.
buyer parent: Gemspring Capital
buyer: Rapid Displays, Inc.
Rapid Displays offers custom retail displays, store fixtures, kiosk merchandising, and more for an end-to-end visual merchandising solution. One integrated team of retail experts, designers, advisors, and project managers results in a tailored and seamless experience for each customer. "
target: Outform, Inc.
Outform is a leading provider of custom merchandising solutions, including agency, display production, and distribution services, for global brands and retailers. Outform's services span the full merchandising execution lifecycle.
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Elaghmore, acquired sfd

synopsis: Elaghmore, a private equity firm focused on small to mid-cap industrial companies headquartered in the UK, has acquired SFD, a company that collaborates with exclusive global brands and retailers, helping them to realize their unique visions to create the ultimate customer experience.
buyer: Elaghmore
Elaghmore is a private equity firm focused on small to mid-cap industrial companies headquartered in the UK. They are based in Royal Leamington Spa. "
target: sfd
SFD collaborates with exclusive global brands and retailers, helping them to realize their unique visions to create the ultimate customer experience. The SFD offering includes a suite of display solutions for in-store and front of store.
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closed 1/17/2018 via PR Newswire

Dyehard Fan Supply, acquired SEE Merchandising LLC

synopsis: Dyehard Fan Supply, an event and retail merchandise experience and e-commerce company, has acquired the assets of New York-based Sports Entertainment Events Merchandising (SEE Merchandising). The company designs, manufactures, and retails souvenir merchandise for a broad range of live event, sports, and entertainment properties.
buyer parent: Teall Investments
buyer: Dyehard Fan Supply
Dyehard Fan Supply is an event and retail merchandise experience and e-commerce company formed and managed by Teall Capital. "
target: SEE Merchandising LLC
Founded almost 30 years ago, SEE Merchandising has been unique in the marketplace in that it has catered to both sports and entertainment events.
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announced 5/9/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Concentrix Corporation, will acquire ServiceSource International, Inc.

synopsis: Concentrix Corporation, a global provider of customer experience (CX) solutions and technologies, will acquire ServiceSource International, Inc., a global market leader in B2B digital sales. The acquisition of ServiceSource will complement Concentrix’ offerings in a high-value, growing sector of the business, servicing strong pent-up client demand.
buyer: Concentrix Corporation (:$5,587.02)
Concentrix Corporation, is a leading global provider of customer experience (CX) solutions and technology, improving business performance for some of the world’s best brands including over 100 Fortune Global 500 clients and over 125 new economy clients. "
target: ServiceSource International, Inc. (SREV:$195.70)
ServiceSource International is a global outsourced go-to-market services provider that accelerates B2B digital sales and customer success transformation. Its data-powered insights and proven methodologies scale and reimagine customer journey experiences (CJX) into profitable business outcomes.
price ($mm)
$131
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$196
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closed 10/21/2020 via BusinessWire

Accenture, acquired N3

synopsis: Accenture, a global professional services company, has acquired N3, an outsourced Inside Sales firm with expertise in technology sales. With 15+ years of proven success, they leverage a scalable, technology-enabled sales framework supported by integrating Digital Marketing, Inside Sales, and Custom Analytics.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$53,736.36)
Accenture is a global professional services company, providing a range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology & operations. Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance & create value for their stakeholders. "
target: N3
N3 is an outsourced Inside Sales firm with expertise in technology sales. With 15+ years of proven success, they leverage a scalable, technology-enabled sales framework supported by integrating Digital Marketing, Inside Sales, and Custom Analytics.
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closed 6/30/2006 via PR Newswire

TeleTech Holdings, Inc., acquired Direct Alliance Corporation

synopsis: TeleTech Holdings, Inc., a leading global business process outsourcing provider, announced it has completed the acquisition of Direct Alliance Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Insight Enterprises, Inc., a leading provider of information technology solutions.
buyer: TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (TTEC:$1,395.69)
TeleTech is a leading global business process outsourcing (BPO) company that provides a full range of front-to-back office outsourced solutions including customer management, transaction-based processing, and database marketing services. "
target parent: Insight Enterprises, Inc.
target: Direct Alliance Corporation
Direct Alliance creates custom business process outsourcing solutions for clients who sell their products either directly or through channel sales partners.
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closed 2/8/2017 via Company Press Release

HALO Branded Solutions, Inc., acquired Catalyst Marketing

synopsis: HALO Branded Solutions announced the acquisition of the business of Catalyst Marketing, Inc., a creative merchandise agency based in Seattle, Washington. They incorporate insightful strategy and inspired design to create and source innovative merchandise solutions. HALO will maintain Catalysts sales offices and graphic design capabilities.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: HALO Branded Solutions, Inc.
HALO Branded Solutions is a leading promotional products distributor in the $23 billion per year promotional products industry. The company has a nationwide sales force will continue its growth with innovative client solutions supported by world-class operations and customer service. "
target: Catalyst Marketing
Catalyst Marketing is a creative merchandise agency headquartered in Seattle, WA with offices in San Francisco, Dallas, Minneapolis, New York and Hong Kong. They incorporate insightful strategy and inspired design to create and source innovative merchandise solutions.
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announced 8/14/2019 via Company Press Release

The Thread Shop, will purchase Music Merchandise Division from The Araca Group

synopsis: The Thread Shop, the merchandising division of Sony Music Entertainment, will acquire the music merchandise division of The Araca Group, a full-service theatrical production and entertainment merchandising company. Araca’s music merchandising roster includes a range of contemporary and iconic music artists such as Led Zeppelin, P!NK, and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: The Thread Shop
The Thread Shop is a leading music merchandising company. The Thread Shop designs, manufactures and markets fashionable and functional merchandise and lifestyle goods that reflect the vision and aesthetic of its artist and brand partners. "
seller: The Araca Group
The Araca Group is a full-service theatrical production and entertainment merchandising company. Araca produces theatrical content for audiences throughout the world. Their merchandising business works closely with theatre, film, and television studio partners to galvanize their brands.
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closed 6/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

TC Transcontinental, acquired BGI Retail Inc.

synopsis: TC Transcontinental, a Canadian leader in flexible packaging and Canada’s largest printer, announced the acquisition of BGI Retail Inc., a full service in-store design and solution partner for retailers and global brands.
buyer: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,119.38)
TC Transcontinental is a Canadian leader in flexible packaging and Canada’s largest printer. They are also a Canadian leader in its specialty media segments. Their mission has been to create products and services that allow businesses to attract, reach and retain their target customers. "
target: BGI Retail Inc.
BGI Retail Inc. is a full service in-store design and solution partner for retailers and global brands. BGI offers an integrated value proposition focused on in-house design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and management of retail solutions and brand-defining consumer experiences.
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closed 10/17/2019 via BusinessWire

Accenture, acquired Happen

synopsis: Accenture has acquired Happen, a privately owned innovation firm that uses proprietary methods, frameworks and digital tools to help clients generate new ideas, products and services that drive business growth. They specialize in product packaging, shopper insight, insight for brand positioning and more.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$53,736.36)
Accenture is a global professional services company, providing a range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology & operations. Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance & create value for their stakeholders. "
target: Happen
Happen, a privately owned innovation firm that uses proprietary methods, frameworks and digital tools to help clients generate new ideas, products and services that drive business growth. They specialize in product packaging, shopper insight, insight for brand positioning and more.
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closed 4/18/2022 via PR Newswire

Corporate Visions, Inc., acquired DSG Consulting, LLC

synopsis: Corporate Visions, the leading provider of science-backed training and consulting services for sales, marketing, and customer success, has acquired DSG, a leading consulting and training company. The two companies are coming together to provide an expanded set of Revenue Growth Services to improve B2B commercial execution.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Corporate Visions, Inc.
Corporate Visions is the leading provider of science-backed training and consulting services for sales, marketing, and customer success. Corporate Visions helps global B2B companies understand exactly how their buyers frame value and make choices. "
target: DSG Consulting, LLC
DSG helps B2B companies implement their “Big Ideas” for driving growth through video-based sales training playbooks, experiential learning, and continuous enablement. Sales playbooks are the foundation for on-demand training, live virtual training, classroom training, and manager-led coaching.
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closed 8/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Riverside Company, acquired Corporate Visions, Inc.

synopsis: Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in promising lower midmarket companies, has sold Corporate Visions Inc, a US sales and marketing enablement company, to The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm focused on investing in growing businesses.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on investing in growing businesses valued at up to $400 million. Since its founding, Riverside has made more than 650 investments. The firm's international private equity and structured capital portfolios include more than 110 companies. "
target parent: Sentinel Capital Partners
target: Corporate Visions, Inc.
Corporate Visions is a leading marketing, sales and customer success messaging, content, and skills training company. Global B2B companies come to Corporate Visions when they want to improve Marketing, Sales and Customer Success performance.
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closed 5/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Saleslevers, acquired Quota Sales Ltd.

synopsis: UK-based SalesLevers, a sales performance management company, has acquired the assets of Quota Sales, a sales gamification training company. Headquartered in Leeds, Quota Sales provides gamified-based learning to help sales teams become more productive.
buyer: Saleslevers
UK-based SalesLevers transforms sales performance for companies. Through an integrated approach spanning diagnostics and development to reinforcement and recalibration, SalesLevers is known for delivering real results and consistently creating value for clients across the world. "
target: Quota Sales Ltd.
Quota Sales is a Leeds based training company that provides gamified-based learning to help sales teams become more productive. The Quota Sales Training System offers an interactive and competitive experience that teaches salespeople about business-to-business and business-to-consumer sales cycles.
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announced 11/17/2021 via PR Newswire

Acosta, Inc., will acquire Premium Retail Services

synopsis: Acosta, an integrated sales and marketing services provider, announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Premium Retail Services, a leading provider of tech-enabled retail merchandising, in-store sales and training, advanced analytics, and other purpose-built solutions for omnichannel retail.
buyer: Acosta, Inc.
Acosta is an integrated sales and marketing services provider that enables consumer packaged goods brands and retailers to win in the modern marketplace by delivering progressive solutions and exceptional service. "
target: Premium Retail Services
Premium Retail Services is a leading provider of tech-enabled retail merchandising, in-store sales and training, advanced analytics, and other purpose-built solutions for omnichannel retail.
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closed 2/2/2022 via PR Newswire

Acosta, Inc., acquired OeP

synopsis: Acosta, an integrated sales and marketing services provider, announced it has acquired OeP, a best-in-class agency focused on providing white glove services to clients across multiple categories and increasing brand presence and ROI on the world's largest eCommerce platform, Amazon.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Acosta, Inc.
Acosta is an integrated sales and marketing services provider that enables consumer packaged goods brands and retailers to win in the modern marketplace by delivering progressive solutions and exceptional service. "
target: OeP
OeP is a best-in-class agency focused on providing white glove services to clients across multiple categories and increasing brand presence and ROI on the world's largest eCommerce platform, Amazon.
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announced 11/17/2021 via PR Newswire

Acosta, Inc., will acquire Premium Retail Services

synopsis: Acosta, an integrated sales and marketing services provider, announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Premium Retail Services, a leading provider of tech-enabled retail merchandising, in-store sales and training, advanced analytics, and other purpose-built solutions for omnichannel retail.
buyer: Acosta, Inc.
Acosta is an integrated sales and marketing services provider that enables consumer packaged goods brands and retailers to win in the modern marketplace by delivering progressive solutions and exceptional service. "
target: Premium Retail Services
Premium Retail Services is a leading provider of tech-enabled retail merchandising, in-store sales and training, advanced analytics, and other purpose-built solutions for omnichannel retail.
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announced 6/25/2021 via PR Newswire

Acosta, Inc., will acquire Impact Group

synopsis: Acosta, a global integrated sales and marketing services provider in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, will acquire Impact Group, a dynamic sales and marketing agency with a national presence and local market expertise in natural, specialty, ethnic, and emerging brands.
buyer: Acosta, Inc.
Acosta is an integrated sales and marketing services provider that enables consumer packaged goods brands and retailers to win in the modern marketplace by delivering progressive solutions and exceptional service. "
target parent: CI Capital Partners LLC
target: Impact Group
Impact Group is a sales and marketing agency with offices and teams spread strategically across the country. Impact Group focuses on leading change through innovative services, including sales, merchandising, and category analytical support to companies in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry.
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closed 7/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Acosta, Inc., acquired ActionLink, LLC

synopsis: The Jacksonville-based consumer packaged goods marketing agency Acosta has acquired ActionLink, a relatively large-scale strategic marketing and sales solutions company focused on consumer electronics.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Acosta, Inc.
Acosta Sales & Marketing is a leading full-service sales and marketing agency providing outsourced headquarter sales, retail merchandising, marketing, and customer support services to consumer packaged goods companies. "
target: ActionLink, LLC
ActionLink is a relatively large-scale strategic marketing and sales solutions company focused on consumer electronics. ActionLink has helped ensure store readiness with technologies such as execution intelligence, a technical call center, logistics and warehouse operations.
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closed 6/7/2017 via Company Press Release

Acosta, Inc., acquired Summit Marketing Canada Ltd.

synopsis: Acosta, a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods industry, has acquired Summit Marketing Canada Ltd. Summit Marketing Canada is Canada’s leading food service solutions provider and branded leaders in product sales, innovation & marketing to all channels with-in the food industry.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Acosta, Inc.
Acosta Sales & Marketing is a leading full-service sales and marketing agency providing outsourced headquarter sales, retail merchandising, marketing, and customer support services to consumer packaged goods companies. "
target: Summit Marketing Canada Ltd.
Summit Marketing Canada is Canadian Owned and operated with over 30 years of experience serving their customers. They are Canada’s leading food service solutions provider and branded leaders in product sales, innovation & marketing to all channels with-in the food industry.
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closed 1/11/2017 via Crain's BtoB

Acosta, Inc., acquired Contemporary Foodservice Marketing, Inc.

synopsis: Contemporary Foodservice Marketing Inc., a marketing agency representing a variety of manufacturers and products throughout the Midwest, has been acquired by Acosta, a sales and marketing agency serving manufacturers headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. Contemporary Foodservice will be rebranded under Acosta Cornerstone with the combination.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Acosta, Inc.
Acosta Sales & Marketing is a leading full-service sales and marketing agency providing outsourced headquarter sales, retail merchandising, marketing, and customer support services to consumer packaged goods companies. "
target: Contemporary Foodservice Marketing, Inc.
Contemporary Foodservice Marketing, Inc. is a manufacturers' representative group, covering the territories of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
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announced 4/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Acosta, Inc., will acquire Ignite Sales Management

synopsis: Acosta, a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods industry, is acquiring Ignite Sales Management, an expert in helping manufacturers build and grow profitable brands.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Acosta, Inc.
Acosta Sales & Marketing is a leading full-service sales and marketing agency providing outsourced headquarter sales, retail merchandising, marketing, and customer support services to consumer packaged goods companies. "
target: Ignite Sales Management
Ignite is an expert in helping manufacturers build and grow profitable brands. Ignite is for established brands, typically represented by national brokers and achieving $5 - $20M+ in gross sales.
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announced 7/30/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Carlyle Group, will acquire Acosta, Inc.

synopsis: Carlyle Group LP has agreed to acquire in-store marketer Acosta Inc. from Thomas H. Lee Partners. Acosta helps consumer goods companies plan product launches and in-store displays as well as sort out distribution issues and track sales.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$5,531.80)
The Carlyle Group is a private global investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings. "
target parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
target: Acosta, Inc.
Acosta Sales and Marketing Company is a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in North America, providing outsourced sales, merchandising, marketing, and promotional services to manufacturers in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry.
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$4.80
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$1,850
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announced 2/12/2014 via BusinessWire

Acosta, Inc., will acquire Anderson Daymon Worldwide

synopsis: Acosta Sales & Marketing, a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Anderson Daymon Worldwide, the premier sales and marketing agency that exclusively serves Costco Wholesale, a multi-billion dollar global retailer.
buyer parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: Acosta, Inc.
Acosta Sales and Marketing Company is a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in North America, providing outsourced sales, merchandising, marketing, and promotional services to manufacturers in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. "
target: Anderson Daymon Worldwide
Anderson Daymon has represented brands and private label products exclusively to Costco Wholesale. Its mission is to source, develop and sell products and services that provide the greatest quality and value to Costco club members both domestically and internationally.
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closed 9/3/2013 via Company Press Release

Acosta, Inc., acquired Dynamic Marketing Group, Inc.

synopsis: Acosta has announced the acquisition of Dynamic Marketing Group, a group of professional consultants and marketers who specialize in marketing non-food products to the foodservice industry. The company is based in Raleigh, North Carolina.
buyer parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: Acosta, Inc.
Acosta Sales and Marketing Company is a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in North America, providing outsourced sales, merchandising, marketing, and promotional services to manufacturers in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. "
target: Dynamic Marketing Group, Inc.
Dynamic Marketing Group is a group of professional consultants and marketers who specialize in marketing non-food products to the foodservice industry. The company is based in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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announced 6/11/2012 via Company Press Release

Acosta, Inc., will acquire Mosaic Sales Solutions Holding Company

synopsis: Acosta Sales & Marketing announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mosaic Sales Solutions, a leading sales and merchandising, experiential marketing and interactive firm. Mosaic helps brands connect with consumers in non-traditional ways, including retail events, community experiences, and online social media extensions.
buyer parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: Acosta, Inc.
Acosta Sales and Marketing Company is a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in North America, providing outsourced sales, merchandising, marketing, and promotional services to manufacturers in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. "
target parent: Court Square Capital Partners
target: Mosaic Sales Solutions Holding Company
Mosaic has established itself as a clear leader in helping brands connect with consumers in non-traditional ways, including retail events, community experiences, assisted selling, and online social media extensions. Mosaic conducts thousands of consumer events and retail visits across North America.
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announced 1/5/2011 via Reuters

Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., will acquire Acosta, Inc.

synopsis: Thomas H. Lee Partners LP plans to buy food marketer Acosta Inc from private-equity firm AEA Investors LP for more than $2 billion.
buyer: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. is one of the largest and oldest private equity investment firms in the United States and has raised and managed almost $20 billion of capital, making investments in over 100 businesses since its founding in 1974. "
target parent: AEA Investors LP
target: Acosta, Inc.
Acosta Sales and Marketing Company is a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in North America, providing outsourced sales, merchandising, marketing, and promotional services to manufacturers in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry.
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closed 6/7/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Acosta Sales and Marketing Company, acquired Frontline Marketing Inc.

synopsis: Alloy, Inc., one of the country's largest providers of targeted media and marketing programs, announced the sale of its FrontLine in-store marketing division to Acosta Sales and Marketing.
buyer: Acosta Sales and Marketing Company
Acosta Sales and Marketing Company is a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in North America, providing outsourced sales, merchandising, marketing, and promotional services to manufacturers in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. "
target parent: Alloy Media + Marketing
target: Frontline Marketing Inc.
Frontline provides advertisers with efficient point-of-purchase advertising and merchandising solutions, giving packaged goods companies the means to measurably increase sales in some of the country’s largest retailers, including Safeway, Kroger, and Albertsons.
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$39
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$21
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closed 12/3/2009 via BusinessWire

Acosta Sales and Marketing Company, acquired TrueDemand Software

synopsis: Acosta Sales and Marketing Company has acquired selected assets from TrueDemand Software, a leading provider of store-level insights and analytics solutions for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies.
buyer: Acosta Sales and Marketing Company
Acosta Sales and Marketing Company is a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in North America, providing outsourced sales, merchandising, marketing, and promotional services to manufacturers in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. "
target: TrueDemand Software
TrueDemand, provides software and services that help CPG companies lift sales while improving store operations, replenishment and supply chain business processes. The solution enables client teams to assess daily sales performance and to take action on specific recommendations.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/30/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Carlyle Group, will acquire Acosta, Inc.

synopsis: Carlyle Group LP has agreed to acquire in-store marketer Acosta Inc. from Thomas H. Lee Partners. Acosta helps consumer goods companies plan product launches and in-store displays as well as sort out distribution issues and track sales.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$5,531.80)
The Carlyle Group is a private global investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings. "
target parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
target: Acosta, Inc.
Acosta Sales and Marketing Company is a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in North America, providing outsourced sales, merchandising, marketing, and promotional services to manufacturers in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry.
price ($mm)
$4.80
rev ($mm)
$1,850
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/5/2011 via Reuters

Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., will acquire Acosta, Inc.

synopsis: Thomas H. Lee Partners LP plans to buy food marketer Acosta Inc from private-equity firm AEA Investors LP for more than $2 billion.
buyer: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. is one of the largest and oldest private equity investment firms in the United States and has raised and managed almost $20 billion of capital, making investments in over 100 businesses since its founding in 1974. "
target parent: AEA Investors LP
target: Acosta, Inc.
Acosta Sales and Marketing Company is a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in North America, providing outsourced sales, merchandising, marketing, and promotional services to manufacturers in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry.
price ($mm)
$2,000
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/12/2011 via BusinessWire

Coupons.com Incorporated, acquired Couponstar

synopsis: Coupons.com Incorporated, the recognized leader in digital coupons, including online printable, social, mobile and loyalty card promotions, announced the acquisition of the remaining 50 percent ownership of its UK joint-venture Couponstar Ltd, the European leader for digital coupons promotions.
buyer: Coupons.com Incorporated (QUOT:$424.68)
Coupons.com Inc. is the recognized leader in digital coupons, including online printable, save to loyalty card and mobile promotions. For consumers, the company’s products include Coupons.com, as well as Grocery iQ and Coupons.com mobile applications. "
target: Couponstar
Couponstar Ltd is the European leader for digital coupons promotions. Couponstar provides secure digital coupon (and voucher) solutions for fast moving consumer goods manufacturers and supermarket retailers across Europe.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/23/2006 via BusinessWire

Coupons, Inc., acquired Couponstar

synopsis: Coupons, Inc., the leading North American provider of printable coupon marketing and technology solutions, has acquired a 50 percent interest in Cashstar International, the Australian parent of Couponstar Ltd (UK) and Couponstar Pty Limited (Australia), companies that provide printable coupon marketing solutions within Europe, Asia, and Australia.
buyer: Coupons, Inc. (QUOT:$424.68)
Coupons, Inc. is the global leader in interactive coupon solutions, providing clients with complete coupon promotional opportunities that appeal to key customer demographics. Coupons' innovative marketing technology solutions help top brands and retailers reach consumers on thousands of Web sites. "
target: Couponstar
Couponstar, is a digital marketing and promotions company that specializes in "powering online printed coupon solutions(R)". Couponstar holds the exclusive global license for the Coupons, Inc. technology platform outside of North America.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/7/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Acosta Sales and Marketing Company, acquired Frontline Marketing Inc.

synopsis: Alloy, Inc., one of the country's largest providers of targeted media and marketing programs, announced the sale of its FrontLine in-store marketing division to Acosta Sales and Marketing.
buyer: Acosta Sales and Marketing Company
Acosta Sales and Marketing Company is a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in North America, providing outsourced sales, merchandising, marketing, and promotional services to manufacturers in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. "
target parent: Alloy Media + Marketing
target: Frontline Marketing Inc.
Frontline provides advertisers with efficient point-of-purchase advertising and merchandising solutions, giving packaged goods companies the means to measurably increase sales in some of the country’s largest retailers, including Safeway, Kroger, and Albertsons.
price ($mm)
$39
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/24/2007 via BusinessWire

Alloy, Inc., acquired Frontline Marketing Inc.

synopsis: Alloy, Inc., a nontraditional media services company, announced today that it has acquired the operating assets of Frontline Marketing, Inc., a national in-store advertising and display network comprising approximately 8,000 grocery stores.
buyer: Alloy, Inc. (ALOY:$0.00)
Alloy, Inc. is a media, marketing services and direct marketing company targeting Generation Y, a key demographic segment comprising the more than 60 million boys and girls in the United States between the ages of 10 and 24. "
target: Frontline Marketing Inc.
Frontline provides advertisers with efficient point-of-purchase advertising and merchandising solutions, giving packaged goods companies the means to measurably increase sales in some of the country’s largest retailers, including Safeway, Kroger, and Albertsons.
price ($mm)
$5.80
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

DKSH Holding Ltd., will acquire Crossmark Australia and New Zealand

synopsis: DKSH has signed an agreement to acquire the field marketing provider Crossmark in Australia and New Zealand. Crossmark is a leading sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods and services industry that delivers smarter solutions to clients for faster growth in an ever-changing world.
buyer: DKSH Holding Ltd. (SWX:DKSH:$11,600.35)
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Crossmark Australia and New Zealand
CROSSMARK is a leading sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods and services industry that delivers smarter solutions to clients for faster growth in an ever-changing world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$51
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/2/2016 via BusinessWire

Advantage Solutions, acquired Sage Tree

synopsis: Advantage Solutions (Advantage) announced its acquisition of Sage Tree, LLC, a national sales agency focused on the eCommerce channel. Sage Tree is a strategic consultant for the online channel with three primary segments. The company’s sales teams drive distribution and execute marketing plans at online retailers to deliver growth.
buyer: Advantage Solutions (:$3,602.30)
Advantage Solutions (Advantage) is a premier sales and marketing solutions company committed to building brand value for our clients and customers. Advantage’s customized sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising, and marketing services. "
target: Sage Tree
Sage Tree is uniquely qualified to help manufacturers think and act differently to turn marketplace realities into measurable sales growth. They integrate all aspects of the eCommerce channel to support the growth of their clients brands.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/19/2012 via BusinessWire

Warburg Pincus, will acquire CROSSMARK, Inc.

synopsis: CROSSMARK, a leading sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods industry, announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with an affiliate of Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing, whereby Warburg Pincus will make a majority investment in CROSSMARK.
buyer: Warburg Pincus
Warburg Pincus is a leading global private equity firm. The firm has more than $30 billion in assets under management. Its active portfolio of more than 125 companies is highly diversified by stage, sector and geography. "
target: CROSSMARK, Inc.
CROSSMARK is a leading sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods industry, providing growth solutions with exceptional service to manufacturers and retailers. They help the most powerful brands in the world achieve their business objectives across a wide range of retail channels.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 12/13/2011 via BusinessWire

RichRelevance, Inc., acquired Searchandise Commerce

synopsis: RichRelevance has acquired Searchandise Commerce, the pioneer in retail search media. The acquisition expands RichRelevance’s monetization and award-winning Shopping Media capabilities to enable new strategies for reaching consumers with relevant brand advertising, deep in the purchase funnel on premium retail sites.
buyer: RichRelevance, Inc.
RichRelevance powers personalized shopping experiences for the world’s largest and most innovative retail brands. It helps retailers increase sales and customer engagement by recommending the most relevant products to consumers regardless of the channel they are shopping. "
target: Searchandise Commerce
Searchandise Commerce is an innovator in site monetization and retail media, pioneering the Retail Search Media space with the first retail search network for product manufacturers, their agencies and retail channel partners.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Acosta, Inc., acquired ActionLink, LLC

synopsis: The Jacksonville-based consumer packaged goods marketing agency Acosta has acquired ActionLink, a relatively large-scale strategic marketing and sales solutions company focused on consumer electronics.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Acosta, Inc.
Acosta Sales & Marketing is a leading full-service sales and marketing agency providing outsourced headquarter sales, retail merchandising, marketing, and customer support services to consumer packaged goods companies. "
target: ActionLink, LLC
ActionLink is a relatively large-scale strategic marketing and sales solutions company focused on consumer electronics. ActionLink has helped ensure store readiness with technologies such as execution intelligence, a technical call center, logistics and warehouse operations.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/17/2010 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired CSM Worldwide

synopsis: IHS Inc., a leading global source of critical information and insight, announced the acquisition of CSM Worldwide, a leading automotive market forecasting firm dedicated to providing automotive suppliers with market information and production, powertrain and sales forecasting.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS is a leading global source of critical information and insight, dedicated to providing the most complete and trusted information and expertise. IHS product and service solutions span four areas of information: Energy, Product Lifecycle, Security, and Environment, all supported by Macroeconomics."
target: CSM Worldwide
CSM Worldwide provides trusted automotive market forecasting services and strategic advisory solutions to the world's top automotive manufacturers, suppliers and financial organizations.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/9/2021 via GlobeNewswire

H1Insights, Inc., acquired Carevoyance, LLC

synopsis: H1, which provides the largest global healthcare platform that connects healthcare professionals, has acquired Portland, Oregon based Carevoyance, a healthcare marketing company that offers ​​the best targeting, sales enablement, and physician segmentation platform to medical device sellers.
buyer: H1Insights, Inc.
H1 provides the largest global healthcare platform to help life sciences companies, hospitals, academic medical centers and health systems connect with providers, find clinical research, locate industry experts, and benchmark their organization. "
target: Carevoyance, LLC
Carevoyance is a healthcare marketing platform that uses unique data science, engineering, and physician insight to synthesize opaque, disparate, and diverse sources of healthcare data to enable medical technology companies to understand, interpret, and take smarter actions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/11/2020 via BusinessWire

Trax Image Recognition, acquired Survey.com

synopsis: Trax, a leading provider of computer vision and analytics solutions for retail, announced its acquisition of Survey.com, a leading provider of prescriptive sales activation and merchandising services for emerging/mid-market consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands.
buyer: Trax Image Recognition
Singapore-based Trax is a leading provider of computer vision solutions and analytics for retail. They enable tighter execution controls in-store and provide clients with the ability to leverage competitive insights through its in-store execution tools, market measurement, and analytics services. "
target: Survey.com
Survey.com is a leading provider of prescriptive sales activation and merchandising services for emerging/mid-market consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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