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closed 12/6/2021 via BNC Analysis

WPP Group, plc, acquired Made Thought

synopsis: WPP, a creative transformation company in the UK, has acquired a majority stake in Made Thought, a creative agency in the UK. Made Thought is a like-minded collective of creatives that specializes in shaping brands. They provide creative strategy, design, and change services to shape visionary brands into icons of tomorrow.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$16,598.04)
WPP is a creative transformation company based in the UK. The Group provides a comprehensive range of services, including digital, ecommerce & shopper marketing, advertising & media investment management, data investment management, public relations & public affairs, brand consulting, and more. "
target: Made Thought
Made Thought is a creative agency in the UK. Made Thought is a like-minded collective of creatives that specializes in shaping brands. They provide creative strategy, design, and change services to shape visionary brands into icons of tomorrow.
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closed 5/12/2022 via BNC Analysis

FMXA, acquired The Favorite Co.

synopsis: FMXA, an award-winning advertising & marketing agency in the UK, has acquired The Favorite Co., a digital marketing consultancy that bans boring. The Favorite Co. provides a senior team of digital and marketing operations strategists that build amazing marketing programs. They offer services for branding, digital strategy, SEO, content, and more.
buyer: FMXA
FMXA is an award-winning advertising & marketing agency in the UK. FMXA is dedicated to humanizing technology by considering the needs, emotions, and behaviors of customers first. They provide services for visual identity, website development, SEO, content strategy, media planning, and more. "
target: The Favorite Co.
The Favorite Co. is a digital marketing consultancy that bans boring. The Favorite Co. provides a senior team of digital and marketing operations strategists that build amazing marketing programs. They offer services for branding, digital strategy, SEO, content, HubSpot, and more.
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announced 5/12/2022 via PR Newswire

Schafer Condon Carter, Inc., will acquire Kitchen Sink Studios

synopsis: Schafer Condon Carter (SCC), a full-service creative agency, will acquire Kitchen Sink Studios, a strategic branding company. Kitchen Sink merges business savvy, storytelling, and data to give businesses a competitive edge. They offer services for brand discovery, logo & identity, brand refresh, SEO, social media, public relations, and more.
buyer: Schafer Condon Carter, Inc.
Schafer Condon Carter (SCC) is a digitally driven, full-service creative agency that builds brands and businesses through data-driven human insights and powerful brand ideas. SCC works with Kellogg's, Danone, the Chicago Cubs, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and First Midwest Bank, among others. "
target: Kitchen Sink Studios
Kitchen Sink Studios is a strategic branding company. Kitchen Sink merges business savvy, storytelling, and data to give businesses a competitive edge. They offer services for brand discovery & strategy, logo & identity, brand refresh, SEO, social media, public relations, and more.
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closed 5/11/2022 via BNC Analysis

BrandReserve Co., acquired Black River F.C.

synopsis: BrandReserve Co., a global audience + consumer context company, has acquired Black River F.C. from The Jupiter Drawing Room & Partners, an advertising agency in South Africa. Black River F.C. is an integrated creative agency in South Africa. Black River F.C. offers services for brand storytelling, consumer insight, branded content, and more.
buyer: BrandReserve Co.
BrandReserve Co. is a global audience + consumer context company. BrandReserve Co. aims to help brands gain a better understanding of the African consumer and audience. They achieve this by scaling access to creativity, data, and content that accurately portrays the African consumer. "
target parent: The Jupiter Drawing Room & Partners
target: Black River F.C.
Black River F.C. is an integrated creative agency in South Africa. Black River F.C. aims to help businesses create change for Africa through creativity and innovation. They offer services for brand storytelling, consumer insight, branded content, business strategy, and more.
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closed 5/11/2022 via BusinessWire

Hart Inc., acquired MDB Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Hart, an independent marketing and advertising agency delivering unified brand experiences that engage and empower consumers, has acquired MDB Communications, a full-service media-neutral agency. The notable move expands Hart’s marketing approach and service-minded delivery on a national scale while preserving Hart’s status as an independent agency.
buyer: Hart Inc.
Hart is an independent, full-service marketing firm. True to its founding principles, for nearly 60 years Hart’s thinkers, creatives and builders have been delivering unified brand experiences that engage and empower consumers throughout the customer journey. "
target: MDB Communications, Inc.
MDB Communications is a full-service, media-neutral agency that's powered by experienced leaders and innovators. From brand development to media planning, creative execution to public relations, MDB delivers solid thinking, airtight strategy, messaging that motivates and the metrics to prove it.
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announced 5/2/2022 via PR Newswire

Demonstrate, will acquire Deutsch Design Works

synopsis: Demonstrate, a leading minority owned, full-service marketing and communications agency, will acquire Deutsch Design Works (DDW), an award-winning branding and design agency. DDW provides a broad array of strategic, design and integrated marketing services to help brands tell compelling stories that build their business on a human level.
buyer: Demonstrate
Demonstrate is an independently owned full-service marketing and communications agency. Demonstrate helps clients navigate the current cultural landscape and align their initiatives with relevant trends. They provide services for brand development, PR, social media, content, experiential, and more. "
target: Deutsch Design Works
Deutsch Design Works (DDW) is an award-winning branding and design agency. DDW provides a broad array of strategic, design and integrated marketing services to help brands tell compelling stories that build their business on a human level.
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closed 4/20/2022 via Company Press Release

Aloysius Butler & Clark, acquired Mangos Inc.

synopsis: Aloysius Butler & Clark (AB&C), a full-service marketing communications agency, has acquired Mangos, a marketing agency best known for its strategic planning, branding and advertising. The acquisition will make AB&C one of the largest full-service independent marketing communications agencies in the region.
buyer: Aloysius Butler & Clark
Aloysius Butler & Clark (AB&C) is one of the largest independent full-service marketing communications agencies on the East Coast. Established in B2B and consumer marketing, the agency brings Creative Intelligence to local, regional, national and international accounts in a variety of industries. "
target: Mangos Inc.
Mangos is an independent creative agency that helps brands participate boldly in the world. Its key capabilities include brand & product positioning, integrated campaigns, launch strategy, brand identity, marketing planning, social media campaigns, content strategy, branded content, and more.
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closed 4/13/2022 via BNC Analysis

MIDLAND, acquired J.Schmid

synopsis: MIDLAND, one of the largest independent paper and packaging distributors in the US, has acquired J.Schmid, a full-service cross-channel marketing agency. J.Schmid specializes in creating seamless brand experiences across channels. They offer services for direct marketing, branding, digital marketing, catalog marketing, direct mail, and more.
buyer: MIDLAND (TSXV:MD:$0.18)
MIDLAND is one of the largest independent paper and packaging distributors in the US. MIDLAND provides value added solutions for the efficient distribution of printing and publication paper, packaging supplies & equipment, and facility supplies. "
target: J.Schmid
J.Schmid is a full-service cross-channel marketing agency. J.Schmid specializes in creating seamless brand experiences across channels. They offer services for direct marketing, branding, digital marketing, catalog marketing, direct mail, and more.
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closed 4/1/2022 via BNC Analysis

Be Group, acquired Synapsy S.r.l.

synopsis: Be, a management consultancy in Italy, has acquired a 51% stake in Synapsy S.r.L., an integrated events and communication agency in Italy. Synapsy organizes events that enables brands and people to interact with each other and create spectacular stories. They provide services for event production, brand design, social media, and more.
buyer: Be Group (BIT:BET:$247.17)
Be Group, listed on the STAR segment of Borsa Italiana, is a management consultancy and transformational digital engagement solutions firm in Italy. The Company provides Business Consulting, Information Technology and Digital Engagement services. "
target: Synapsy S.r.l.
Synapsy is an integrated events and communication agency in Italy. Synapsy organizes events that enables brands and people to interact with each other and create spectacular stories. They provide services for event production, brand design, social media, creative strategy, and more.
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$0.91*
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closed 3/31/2022 via PR Newswire

Ruder Finn, Inc., acquired Peppercomm, Inc.

synopsis: Ruder Finn, one of the world's largest independent global communications and creative agencies, has acquired Peppercomm, a purpose-driven communications and marketing agency. Peppercomm inspires people to come to trust the organizations it works with. They offer services for strategic communication, branding, creative, digital, content, and more.
buyer: Ruder Finn, Inc.
Ruder Finn is one of the largest independent global communications and creative agencies with headquarters in the US and China. It is organized around four strategic pillars that reflect its key areas of leadership: Health & Wellness, Corporate & Public Trust, Global Connectivity, and Life & Style. "
target: Peppercomm, Inc.
Peppercomm is a purpose-driven communications and marketing agency. Peppercomm uses innovation and imagination to inspire people to come to know and trust the organizations it works with. They offer services for strategic communication, branding, creative, digital, content, and more.
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closed 3/30/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Dynamic Marketing Systems, acquired Muse Marketing + Creative

synopsis: Dynamic Marketing Systems (DMS) and Muse Marketing + Creative announced the merger of the two agencies. Muse, which launched in 2016, is a Wilmington, Delaware-based full-service strategic marketing and brand experience agency serving a range of verticals.
buyer: Dynamic Marketing Systems
Dynamic Marketing Systems (DMS) is a full-service digital marketing agency and custom web solutions provider based in Atlanta, GA. They provide a blend of ardent creativity that delivers robust web and application solutions to leading Fortune 100 financial and hospitality institutions in the U.S. "
target: Muse Marketing + Creative
With over 100 years of marketing experience and a portfolio that includes both global brands and small businesses, Muse Marketing + Creative is a multi-disciplined creative marketing agency with a passion for extraordinary brand and customer experiences.
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closed 3/16/2022 via Company Press Release

Gravity Global, acquired 9thWonder

synopsis: Gravity Global, the world's most awarded B2B and complex markets agency, has acquired 9thWonder, a global strategic marketing, media and idea company. They offer services in brand strategy, research, public relations, social media, website design, and more.
buyer: Gravity Global
Headquartered in the UK, Gravity Global offers full-service marketing communications including marketing and brand strategy, research and insight, and creative and execution. They are an integrated, channel neutral, award-winning and proven team delivering marketing campaigns that truly transform. "
target: 9thWonder
At 9thWonder, a global strategic marketing, media and idea company with employees in 7 cities, they see greatness in everyday brands. They offer services in brand strategy, research, public relations, social media, website design, and more.
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closed 3/16/2022 via Company Press Release

Gravity Global, acquired Morsekode

synopsis: Gravity Global, the world's most awarded B2B and complex markets agency, has acquired Morsekode, a creative agency in Minneapolis that offers services in branding, digital advertising, influencer marketing, SEO/SEM, web & app development, marketing consulting, and more.
buyer: Gravity Global
Headquartered in the UK, Gravity Global offers full-service marketing communications including marketing and brand strategy, research and insight, and creative and execution. They are an integrated, channel neutral, award-winning and proven team delivering marketing campaigns that truly transform. "
target: Morsekode
Morsekode is a creative agency in Minneapolis that offers services in branding, digital advertising, influencer marketing, SEO/SEM, web & app development, marketing consulting, and more.
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closed 3/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

The North Alliance, acquired Bob The Robot

synopsis: The North Alliance, a Norwegian marketing company, has acquired Bob The Robot, an award-winning creative agency in Finland. Bob The Robot helps growth-thirsty clients to grow their business and gain a competitive advantage. They provide services for marketing strategy, brand identity, performance marketing, digital strategy, and more.
buyer parent: Norvestor Equity AS
buyer: The North Alliance
Pan-Scandinavian The North Alliance (NoA) offers an integrated range of services within design, communications, and technology. NoA consists of leading agencies in Sweden, Denmark and Norway with offices in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, Krakow, Chicago and Los Angeles. "
target: Bob The Robot
Bob The Robot is an award-winning creative agency in Finland. Bob The Robot helps growth-thirsty clients to grow their business and gain a competitive advantage. They provide services for marketing strategy, brand identity, performance marketing, digital strategy, and more.
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closed 3/14/2022 via PR Web

Peak Seven Advertising, acquired Bigfoot Web, LLC

synopsis: Peak Seven, a full-service ad agency, has acquired Bigfoot Web, LLC., a digital development ad agency. Bigfoot Web develops unique, beautiful, and effective websites that help small businesses grow. The company also provides services for social media marketing, logo design, SEO, and google adwords.
buyer: Peak Seven Advertising
Peak Seven is a full-service ad agency. Peak Seven uses their creative flair to strategize stunning advertising and marketing campaigns that drive results. The company has extensive B2C and B2B experience, and offers services for branding, SEO, social media, events, and more. "
target: Bigfoot Web, LLC
Bigfoot Web is a digital development ad agency. Bigfoot Web develops unique, beautiful, and effective websites that help small businesses grow. The company also provides services for social media marketing, logo design, SEO, and google adwords.
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closed 3/9/2022 via Company Press Release

Epik Holdings Inc., acquired Kobalt Media

synopsis: Epik Holdings Inc. has announced the completion of its acquisition of Kobalt Media. Kobalt was founded in 2000 and is a full-service digital marketing company with a suite of custom marketing solutions, industry leadership, and digital innovation for building high impact brands.
buyer: Epik Holdings Inc.
Epik Holdings Inc is a world-leading domain registrar and pioneer of innovative, resilient technologies that revolutionize digital empowerment in the global marketplace. "
target: Kobalt Media
Kobalt was founded in 2000 and is a full-service digital marketing company with a suite of custom marketing solutions, industry leadership, and digital innovation for building high impact brands
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closed 3/8/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

Lone Fir Consulting, LLC, acquired MC2 Design Group, Inc.

synopsis: MC2 Design has joined forces with fellow agency Lone Fir Creative. The move will bring together two growth-minded firms to develop a 'super team' that can better help brands grow and scale in today's market. MC2 helps organizations thrive with clear messaging and an effective marketing strategy.
buyer: Lone Fir Consulting, LLC
Lone Fir Creative brings the complementary skills of digital transformation work and a proven track record of growth marketing to bridge the gap between storytelling and high activity marketing. As a full-service brand building agency, Lone Fir Creative focuses on all levels of work. "
target: MC2 Design Group, Inc.
MC2 helps organizations thrive with clear messaging and an effective marketing strategy. Their StoryBrand® team has 30 years of experience in marketing and web development.
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closed 3/2/2022 via Company Press Release

NFR Communications, acquired Cooks Bay Marketing

synopsis: NFR Communications, a creative hub offering strategic communications, marketing, and project management expertise, has acquired Cooks Bay Marketing, a creative services and marketing firm. Cooks Bay Marketing offers services for web design, SEO, social media, PR, branding, and more.
buyer: NFR Communications
NFR Communications is a creative hub offering strategic communications, marketing, and project management expertise. NFR provides communication services that are designed to help banks and financial institutions succeed. They provide solutions for brand awareness, digital marketing, and more. "
target: Cooks Bay Marketing
Cooks Bay Marketing is a creative services and marketing firm. Cooks Bay Marketing works with large and small organizations to craft their brand into an experience and connect them to their audience. They offer services for web design, SEO, social media, PR, branding, and more.
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closed 2/8/2022 via BNC Analysis

CREO Interactive, acquired CREO Interactive

synopsis: The founding director of Cardiff-based creative agency CREO Interactive has sold 75% of the business to three co-directors in a management buyout. Richard Ward sold his interest in the company to Jordan Thorne, Kat Shaw and Nick Coakley, while still retaining a 25% share. Creo offers services in branding, web development and more.
buyer: CREO Interactive
Richard Ward, founding director, sold his interest in the company to co-directors Jordan Thorne, Kat Shaw and Nick Coakley, while still retaining a 25% share. "
target: CREO Interactive
Creo Interactive is a Cardiff based creative agency with over 20 years experience. They love evolving brands, developing captivating websites and growing their clients’ businesses through their successful marketing strategies.
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closed 2/2/2022 via BNC Analysis

Hero Corporation Pty Ltd, acquired Magnum Opus Partners

synopsis: HERO, an independent creative agency in Australia, has acquired Magnum Opus Partners (MoP), a leading creative agency in Australia. MoP builds brands and businesses with creativity, agility and effectiveness. Their services include brand strategy, logo design, creative campaigns, social media, website design, SEO, content creation, and more.
buyer: Hero Corporation Pty Ltd
HERO is an independent creative agency in Australia. HERO offers sophisticated creative marketing and technology services to help businesses grow. Their services integrate creative advertising campaigns with brand strategy and innovation, public relations, digital, and media planning and buying. "
target: Magnum Opus Partners
Magnum Opus Partners (MoP) is a leading creative agency in Australia. MoP builds brands and businesses with creativity, agility and effectiveness. Their services include brand strategy, logo design, creative campaigns, social media, website design, SEO, content creation, and more.
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closed 12/6/2021 via BNC Analysis

WPP Group, plc, acquired Made Thought

synopsis: WPP, a creative transformation company in the UK, has acquired a majority stake in Made Thought, a creative agency in the UK. Made Thought is a like-minded collective of creatives that specializes in shaping brands. They provide creative strategy, design, and change services to shape visionary brands into icons of tomorrow.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$16,598.04)
WPP is a creative transformation company based in the UK. The Group provides a comprehensive range of services, including digital, ecommerce & shopper marketing, advertising & media investment management, data investment management, public relations & public affairs, brand consulting, and more. "
target: Made Thought
Made Thought is a creative agency in the UK. Made Thought is a like-minded collective of creatives that specializes in shaping brands. They provide creative strategy, design, and change services to shape visionary brands into icons of tomorrow.
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closed 12/6/2021 via BNC Analysis

WPP Group, plc, acquired Made Thought

synopsis: WPP, a creative transformation company in the UK, has acquired a majority stake in Made Thought, a creative agency in the UK. Made Thought is a like-minded collective of creatives that specializes in shaping brands. They provide creative strategy, design, and change services to shape visionary brands into icons of tomorrow.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$16,598.04)
WPP is a creative transformation company based in the UK. The Group provides a comprehensive range of services, including digital, ecommerce & shopper marketing, advertising & media investment management, data investment management, public relations & public affairs, brand consulting, and more. "
target: Made Thought
Made Thought is a creative agency in the UK. Made Thought is a like-minded collective of creatives that specializes in shaping brands. They provide creative strategy, design, and change services to shape visionary brands into icons of tomorrow.
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closed 8/23/2021 via BusinessWire

WPP Group, plc, acquired Satalia

synopsis: WPP announced that it has acquired Satalia, a technology company offering market-leading AI solutions for clients. Satalia is a global leader in enterprise AI and one of the UK’s fastest-growing tech companies, whose clients include BT, DFS, DS Smith, PwC, Gigaclear, Tesco and Unilever.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$16,598.04)
WPP is a creative transformation company based in the UK. The Group provides a comprehensive range of services, including digital, ecommerce & shopper marketing, advertising & media investment management, data investment management, public relations & public affairs, brand consulting, and more. "
target: Satalia
Satalia is a British artificial intelligence (AI) and data science company. Satalia applies the latest AI technologies to solve optimisation problems for some of the world’s best-known companies. Satalia creates AI solutions that improve decision making and efficiency across all areas.
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closed 3/8/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Volaris Group Inc., acquired CPR Vision

synopsis: Canada-based Volaris Group has acquired CPR Vision, a provider of end-to-end CRM systems in the luxury retail and hospitality verticals. Founded in Singapore, CPR Vision has a rich history of bringing together technology, strategy, and creative to help clients deliver exceptional customer experiences.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Volaris Group Inc.
Headquartered in Canada, Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies. As an Operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Volaris is all about strengthening businesses within the markets they compete and enabling them to grow. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: CPR Vision
Based in Singapore, CPR Vision is a leading provider of end-to-end CRM systems. CPR’s formula of creative, digital services, and technology solutions help global brands unlock deeper customer insights that grow profitable relationships and sustainable competitive advantages.
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closed 2/11/2021 via Company Press Release

WPP Group, plc, acquired DTI Digital

synopsis: WPP announced that it has acquired DTI Digital (DTI), a leading Brazilian digital innovation and software engineering company. DTI’s digital solutions help clients become more efficient, digitalized and fully connected to their customers.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$16,598.04)
WPP is a creative transformation company based in the UK. The Group provides a comprehensive range of services, including digital, ecommerce & shopper marketing, advertising & media investment management, data investment management, public relations & public affairs, brand consulting, and more. "
target: DTI Digital
DTI Digital (DTI) is a leading Brazilian digital innovation and software engineering company. DTI’s digital solutions help clients become more efficient, digitalized and fully connected to their customers.
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closed 9/9/2020 via Company Press Release

Wunderman Thompson, acquired Velvet Consulting

synopsis: Wunderman Thompson has acquired Velvet Consulting, a leading French customer experience consultancy. By combining marketing, data science, and technology, Velvet Consulting enables its clients to better understand and communicate with consumers to deliver business growth.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman Thompson
Wunderman Thompson exists to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy, and part technology company, Wunderman Thompson's experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience. "
target: Velvet Consulting
Velvet Consulting is a leading French customer experience consultancy. From strategy through to technology implementation, Velvet provides a fully-integrated global consulting approach to help businesses become more client-centric by combining marketing, data, digital, technology, and creativity.
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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.
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closed 3/5/2020 via BusinessWire

GroupM, acquired Sandtable

synopsis: GroupM, the world’s leading media investment company, has acquired the London based Sandtable, a data science company that specialises in behavioural analytics and advanced simulations. Sandtable is pioneering the use of simulations to understand human behaviour, explore future scenarios, and support better strategic decision making.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the world’s leading media investment company. GroupM creates a competitive advantage for advertisers via its worldwide organization of media experts who deliver powerful insights on consumers and media platforms, trading expertise, market-leading brand-safe media, content, sports, and more"
target: Sandtable
Headquartered in London, Sandtable is a data science company that specialises in behavioural analytics and advanced simulations. The company uses simulations to understand human behaviour, explore future scenarios, and support better strategic decision making.
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closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Wunderman, acquired XumaK LLC

synopsis: Wunderman Thompson, a creative, data, and technology agency built to inspire growth for its clients, has acquired XumaK, a premier marketing technology consultancy. XumaK is a leading provider of Adobe Experience Manager software and services and a recognized expert in implementing performance-driven commerce solutions.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman
Wunderman Thompson is a creative, data and technology agency built to inspire growth for its clients. Headquartered in New York, the agency provides end-to-end solutions through creative, data, commerce, consulting and technology services at a global scale. "
target: XumaK LLC
XumaK is a premier marketing technology consultancy. As a leading provider of Adobe Experience Manager software and services, XumaK consistently manages, delivers, and optimizes experiences across every digital touchpoint and has helped notable brands digitally transform their business.
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closed 12/16/2019 via BusinessWire

Bruin Sports Capital, acquired Two Circles Limited

synopsis: Bruin Sports Capital has announced a deal with WPP to acquire Two Circles, the award-winning consumer data analytics, sports marketing, and technology practice.
buyer: Bruin Sports Capital
After a quarter-century as a successful sports business executive, George Pyne established Bruin Sports Capital to acquire, build and invest in media, sports, marketing and branded lifestyle companies. Bruin Sports Capital is quickly building impressive global platform businesses. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: Two Circles Limited
Two Circles is a sports marketing agency that uses data to help over 100 of the world’s leading sports organizations grow direct relationships with sports and fans to drive business growth.
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announced 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ogilvy New Zealand Limited, will acquire Ogilvy New Zealand Limited

synopsis: New Zealand advertising boss Greg Partington will buy back all shares in Ogilvy New Zealand. Partington, who currently owns a 15 per cent stake in the agency, has made a deal that will see him acquire the 85 per cent stake currently held by WPP AUNZ. Ogilvy New Zealand is New Zealand’s largest independent agency and that is proudly local.
buyer: Ogilvy New Zealand Limited
Greg Partington is a Managing Director at Ogilvy New Zealand. Partington is one of the most well-known advertising executives in the New Zealand local ad scene, having helped build Ogilvy into one of the biggest agencies in the country. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: Ogilvy New Zealand Limited
Ogilvy New Zealand is a fully integrated marketing communications company, with expertise in brand advertising, retail advertising, direct marketing and customer relationship management, media strategy and buying, interactive marketing, public relations, and activation.
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closed 12/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Bain Capital, acquired The Kantar Group

synopsis: WPP announced that it has completed the transaction to sell 60% of Kantar to Bain Capital. Kantar is home to some the leading research, data and insights brands. They offer market research into the way people live, shop, vote, watch and tweet – in over a hundred countries worldwide.
buyer: Bain Capital
Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with more than $105 billion in assets under management that creates lasting impact for their investors, teams, businesses and the communities in which they live. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: The Kantar Group
Kantar is home to some of the world's leading research, data and insights brands. They offer market research into the way people live, shop, vote, watch and tweet – in over a hundred countries worldwide.
price ($mm)
$2,412*
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$3,263
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$492
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8.2x
closed 7/4/2019 via Company Press Release

WPP Group, plc, acquired AQuest

synopsis: WPP, the world leader in communications services, has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Italian technology-driven creative agency, AQuest. AQuest’s expertise includes innovative UX and UI design, production, consumer experience and activations for clients such as Gucci, Bulgari, Mercedes, Poliform and Smeg.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$16,598.04)
WPP is the world leader in communications services. The Group provides a comprehensive range of services including digital, ecommerce & shopper marketing; advertising & media investment management; data investment management; public relations & public affairs; brand consulting; and more. "
target: AQuest
AQuest is an Italian technology-driven creative agency that specializes in innovative UX and UI design, production, consumer experience and activations for clients such as Gucci, Bulgari, Mercedes, Poliform and Smeg. Based in Milan and Verona, it employs more than 70 people.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

EveryAction, acquired BSD Tools

synopsis: EveryAction has acquired BSD Tools, a division from Blue State Digital. BSD Tools is a digital toolset that has pioneered innovations, including one-click contributions and multi-step contribution forms. BSD Tools was behind both of President Obama’s campaigns and has helped power nonprofits, advocacy groups, political campaigns, and brands.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: EveryAction
EveryAction has grown into one of the largest growing providers of Digital, Fundraising, and Organizing Software as a Service tools to nonprofits and progressive campaigns. EveryAction clients raise billions of dollars annually, engage with millions of donors, and recruit millions of supporters. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: BSD Tools
BSD Tools is a digital toolset that has pioneered innovations, including one-click contributions and multi-step contribution forms. BSD Tools was the digital platform behind both of President Obama’s campaigns and has helped power nonprofits, advocacy groups, political campaigns, and brands.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 6/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Picture Shop Post, acquired The Farm

synopsis: Picture Shop, a company that provides post production and visual effects service to feature and television companies, has acquired The Farm, UK's largest post production and studio services Group. The Farm has sites in London, Manchester, Bristol and Los Angeles, as well as being on-site with BBC Sport, UKTV and Fremantle Media.
buyer parent: Five Crowns Capital, LLC
buyer: Picture Shop Post
Picture Shop Post is a company that provides post production service to feature and television companies. Picture Shop Post specializes in visual effects and provides a unique vision to client projects. They are equipped with the latest technology in order to provide the highest quality of service. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: The Farm
The Farm is the UK's largest post production and studio services Group. It has sites in London, Manchester, Bristol and Los Angeles, as well as being on-site with BBC Sport, UKTV and Fremantle Media.
price ($mm)
$63*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Grey Group, will acquire Autumn Worldwide

synopsis: Grey Group, a WPP company, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Autumn Worldwide, a leading independent social media and digital marketing agency, based in India. They provide a multitude of services, including digital & social media campaigns, influencer & blogger marketing, online reputation management, content marketing and more.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Grey Group
Grey Group, a subsidiary of WPP, ranks among the largest global communications companies.The agency serves a blue-chip client roster of many of the world's best known companies: Procter & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Canon, 3M and Boehringer Ingelheim. "
target: Autumn Worldwide
Autumn Worldwide is a leading independent social media and digital marketing agency, based in India. They provide a multitude of services, including digital & social media campaigns, influencer & blogger marketing, online reputation management, content marketing and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Wunderman, acquired Emark

synopsis: WPP's wholly owned global digital agency, Wunderman, has acquired a majority stake in Emark, a marketing technology performance company. Emark delivers Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Commerce Cloud, Service Cloud, DMP, and advertising technology such as Facebook Advertising and Google Ads.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman
Wunderman is creatively driven and data inspired. A leading global digital agency, Wunderman combines creativity and data into work that inspires consumers to take action and delivers results for brands. They use data and analytics to identify ideas that inform creative campaigns. "
target: Emark
Emark is a marketing technology performance company. Emark delivers Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Commerce Cloud, Service Cloud, DMP, and advertising technology such as Facebook Advertising and Google Ads, as a single, integrated solution.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 9/5/2018 via PR Newswire

Wunderman Commerce, acquired 2Sales International S.A.

synopsis: Wunderman, the leading global digital agency and a WPP company, announced that it has acquired 2Sales International S.A., an ecommerce consulting agency that supports global brands in building their business on Amazon and other online marketplaces.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman Commerce
Wunderman Commerce is a global eCommerce consultancy that brings strategic clarity, technical know-how and creative inspiration to help retailers, manufacturers, and brands deliver winning commerce capabilities across all major digital commerce channels. "
target: 2Sales International S.A.
2Sales International is an ecommerce consulting agency that supports global brands in building their business on Amazon and other online marketplaces. 2Sales, based in Luxembourg, is a one-stop Amazon solution that utilises automated processes to optimise content generation, sales and promotions.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/14/2018 via BusinessWire

Burson-Marsteller, acquired Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group

synopsis: BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe), a leading global communications agency and a WPP company, announced it has acquired Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group (HZ), one of the largest independent, digitally driven, integrated creative agencies in the U.S.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Burson-Marsteller
Burson-Marsteller is a leading global strategic communications and public relations firm. It provides clients with strategic thinking and program execution across a full range of public relations, public affairs, reputation and crisis management, advertising and digital strategies. "
target: Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group
Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group (HZ) is a fully integrated creative agency specializing in branding, marketing, content, and digital. Known for employing a wide range of award-winning online and offline directives, their capabilities live at the intersection of design, storytelling and technology.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/8/2018 via Company Press Release

Data Action, acquired Fusion Digital Pty Ltd

synopsis: Banking technology firm Data Action (DA) is building upon its close relationship with digital agency FUSION, announcing the acquisition of a significant shareholding in the digital agency.
buyer: Data Action
Data Action is a specialist software and services provider to the financial services industry. With an API-driven core banking platform securely hosted and offered, "as-a-service" in a private cloud, its solutions can scale with clients’ needs, offering flexibility alongside market-leading features."
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: Fusion Digital Pty Ltd
FUSION is a pioneering digital agency with a specialisation in financial services and adjacent industries. The agency’s service offer includes digital strategy, design sprints, UX design and testing, data led growth marketing, in-house digital-build capabilities across web, mobile & voice and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/8/2018 via PR Newswire

Wunderman Commerce, acquired Gorilla Commerce

synopsis: Wunderman, the leading global digital agency and a WPP company, announced that it has acquired Gorilla Group, an award-winning commerce agency that provides end-to-end experience-driven commerce solutions and services. Gorilla Group will become part of Wunderman's growing global commerce offering, Wunderman Commerce.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman Commerce
Wunderman Commerce is a global eCommerce consultancy that brings strategic clarity, technical know-how and creative inspiration to help retailers, manufacturers, and brands deliver winning commerce capabilities across all major digital commerce channels. "
target: Gorilla Commerce
Gorilla Group is an award-winning commerce agency that provides end-to-end experience-driven commerce solutions and services. Gorilla Group creates high-performing commerce solutions that enable clients to successfully evolve and compete in the digital economy.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/6/2021 via BNC Analysis

WPP Group, plc, acquired Made Thought

synopsis: WPP, a creative transformation company in the UK, has acquired a majority stake in Made Thought, a creative agency in the UK. Made Thought is a like-minded collective of creatives that specializes in shaping brands. They provide creative strategy, design, and change services to shape visionary brands into icons of tomorrow.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$16,598.04)
WPP is a creative transformation company based in the UK. The Group provides a comprehensive range of services, including digital, ecommerce & shopper marketing, advertising & media investment management, data investment management, public relations & public affairs, brand consulting, and more. "
target: Made Thought
Made Thought is a creative agency in the UK. Made Thought is a like-minded collective of creatives that specializes in shaping brands. They provide creative strategy, design, and change services to shape visionary brands into icons of tomorrow.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/28/2012 via PR Newswire

The SI Organization, Inc., will acquire PhaseOne Communications Inc.

synopsis: The SI Organization, Inc. has reached a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held PhaseOne Communications, Inc., the industry leader in providing the full range of strategic communication services to the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and Fortune 500 clients.
buyer: The SI Organization, Inc.
The SI Organization is a leading provider of full life cycle, mission-focused systems engineering, integration and operations capabilities to the U.S. Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and other agencies. "
target: PhaseOne Communications Inc.
Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in McLean, VA, PhaseOne Communications offers full service support in communications research and planning, development and evaluation.
price ($mm)
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announced 12/9/2011 via BNC Analysis

Disccomp Bhd, will acquire AGVA Marketing Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

synopsis: The Disccomp Berhad Group, a leading IT supply chain in Malaysia, has acquired AGVA Marketing Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., a Malaysian marketing company owned by AGVA Corporation Limited.
buyer: Disccomp Bhd
The Disccomp Group is one of the leading IT supply chain in Malaysia. Its core activities include: distribution and retailing of computer hardware, peripherals and accessories; and manufacturing and distribution of compatible and remanufactured toners and ink-cartridges. "
target parent: AGVA Corporation Ltd
target: AGVA Marketing Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
AGVA Marketing Malaysia Sdn Bhd. offers marketing services. The company is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
price ($mm)
$0.36
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/7/2005 via BusinessWire

WPP Group, plc merged with Grey Global Group Inc.,

synopsis: WPP announces that the acquisition of Grey Global Group Inc was completed on March 7, 2005, at 9 pm New York City time in accordance with the certificate of merger filed in the U.S. pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated September 11 2004.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Grey Global Group Inc.
Grey has evolved from a one-client, one-room agency to a $9 billion communications powerhouse. Grey Global Group is the 8th largest communications company in the world, and each of its partner companies is focused on being best in class in its particular specialty. The entrepreneurial spirit and vi "
target: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$16,598.04)
WPP is one of the world's leading communications services groups. Through its operating companies it provides a comprehensive range of communications services. These services include: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity, healthcare and specialist communications.
price ($mm)
$1,758
rev ($mm)
$1,398
EBITDA ($mm)
$139
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
12.6x
closed 4/13/2022 via BNC Analysis

SEC Newgate S.p.A, acquired Global Strategy Group

synopsis: Milan-based SEC Newgate has acquired the leading US-based public affairs and communications agency Global Strategy Group (GSG). Founded in 1995, GSG is a full-service research, public affairs, and communications agency, with strong relationships throughout the media, politics, and policy landscapes.
buyer: SEC Newgate S.p.A (AIM:SECG:$78.39)
Headquartered in Italy, SEC Newgate is an insights and research-driven global strategic communications and advocacy group. The Group works at the nexus of business, politics, communities, markets and media to deliver positive outcomes for clients and communities in a connected world. "
target: Global Strategy Group
Global Strategy Group (GSG) is a full-service communications, public affairs and research agency tackling some of today’s most complex and important challenges. GSG protects and builds corporate reputations, influences decision makers, advocates on important social issues, and wins campaigns
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$54
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/16/2022 via Company Press Release

Gravity Global, acquired 9thWonder

synopsis: Gravity Global, the world's most awarded B2B and complex markets agency, has acquired 9thWonder, a global strategic marketing, media and idea company. They offer services in brand strategy, research, public relations, social media, website design, and more.
buyer: Gravity Global
Headquartered in the UK, Gravity Global offers full-service marketing communications including marketing and brand strategy, research and insight, and creative and execution. They are an integrated, channel neutral, award-winning and proven team delivering marketing campaigns that truly transform. "
target: 9thWonder
At 9thWonder, a global strategic marketing, media and idea company with employees in 7 cities, they see greatness in everyday brands. They offer services in brand strategy, research, public relations, social media, website design, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/7/2022 via BusinessWire

Jean Serra, acquired V2 Communications

synopsis: V2 Communications (V2), a public relations and digital communications agency for disruptive global brands, announced that co-founder Jean Serra has acquired full ownership of the agency from Maura FitzGerald.
buyer: Jean Serra
As now CEO and co-founder at V2 Communications, Jean Serra has over 20 years of experience helping disruptive companies become ascending brands. Clients know Jean for her unmatched depth of industry expertise in the enterprise, consumer and professional services sectors. "
target: V2 Communications
V2 Communications is an award-winning public relations and digital communications firm for disruptive global brands, redefining what it means to be a strategic communications partner.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/21/2022 via BusinessWire

SMITH, acquired Adept Marketing

synopsis: Smith, a global performance commerce agency, has acquired Adept, a Columbus, Ohio-based agency best known for maximizing brand growth through digital marketing. They specialize in SEO, PR, web development, social media and more.
buyer: SMITH
Smith is a performance commerce agency that designs and develops digital solutions enabling over 500,000 transactions around the globe each day. They create innovative solutions that enhance customer experience, accelerate digital sales and optimize operations. "
target: Adept Marketing
Adept Marketing is a Columbus, Ohio-based agency best known for maximizing brand growth through digital marketing. They specialize in SEO, PR, web development, social media and more.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 12/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

Finn Partners, acquired 360 Intelligent Communications

synopsis: Global marketing and communications firm FINN Partners has acquired 360, the Dublin PR and communications consultancy led by Dan Pender. Their clients span technology, food and beverage, financial services, manufacturing, and health sectors.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners has become one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company's record setting pace is a result of organic growth and integrating new companies and new people into the FINN world. "
target: 360 Intelligent Communications
360 is a Dublin PR and communications consultancy led by Dan Pender. 360 was established by Pender in 2011 and has a team of 17 people. Clients span technology, food and beverage, financial services, manufacturing, and health sectors.
price ($mm)
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announced 9/8/2021 via BusinessWire

Accenture, will acquire King James Group

synopsis: Accenture, a global professional services company, has entered into an agreement to acquire South Africa-based King James Group, a highly awarded creative agency with deep expertise in brand strategy, creativity and digital marketing services.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$53,736.36)
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. "
target: King James Group
King James Group is an independent South African agency, made up of seven specialist companies and divisions that work in tandem. They span advertising, branding, PR, digital marketing and more.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 5/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Clarity PR, acquired 3WhiteHats

synopsis: Clarity PR, a fast-growing, international communications agency, has acquired 3WhiteHats, a search and digital marketing agency, focused on helping companies get the most out of their websites and their online presence. 3WhiteHats provide management, consultancy and training in SEO, PPC, Web Analytics, online PR and digital strategy.
buyer: Clarity PR
Clarity PR is a fast-growing, international communications agency with offices in New York, London, San Francisco and Los Angeles with partners and staff in most major European markets. They specialize in Public Relations, Media Relations, Communication, Social Media, and Content Creation. "
target: 3WhiteHats
3WhiteHats is a search and digital marketing agency, focused on helping companies get the most out of their websites and their online presence. 3WhiteHats provide management, consultancy and training in SEO, PPC, Web Analytics, online PR and digital strategy.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Frank PR, acquired Frank PR

synopsis: Frank, a creative agency that helps brands lead, drive and own conversations, has completed a management buyout from Enero Group, taking back 100% ownership of the UK PR firm. The deal sees Frank co-founder and chairman Graham Goodkind and MD Alex Grier acquire the remaining 75% held by Enero.
buyer: Frank PR
The management buyout was led by Frank co-founder and chairman Graham Goodkind and MD Alex Grier. "
target parent: Enero Group Limited
target: Frank PR
Frank is a creative agency that helps brands lead, drive and own conversations. They specialize in consumer PR, social media and online PR, events, experiential, content marketing, brand communication, and more.
price ($mm)
$1.16*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/25/2021 via GlobeNewswire

AMF Media Group, will acquire Connext Services

synopsis: AMF Media Group, an award-winning, full-service marketing agency, will acquire Connext, a full spectrum of marketing and communications professionals with consulting expertise in strategic marketing, executive/employee communications, demand generation, social media, content marketing, public relations and more.
buyer: AMF Media Group
AMF Media Group is a full-service agency that delivers a comprehensive and clear approach on brand strategy and marketing, public relations, crisis communications, internal communications, multimedia production, web design and development, event planning and management. "
target: Connext Services
Connext provides a full spectrum of marketing and communications professionals with consulting expertise in strategic marketing, executive/employee communications, demand generation, social media, content marketing, public relations and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Republix, acquired tag agency

synopsis: Republix, a Canadian company that connects businesses to marketing agencies, has acquired tag, a boutique agency in Canada that serves B2C, B2B, and franchise businesses. tag specializes in a variety of disciplines, including creative, digital, social and public relations. They offer services for brand strategy, campaign development, and more.
buyer: Republix
Republix is a Canadian company that connects businesses to marketing agencies. Republix provides their portfolio companies (Citizens) with the support and operational guidance they need to grow. Their Citizens include Arcane, Erational Marketing, Integrity, Linked Intoleads, and Media Mechanics. "
target: tag agency
tag is a full-service boutique agency in Canada that serves B2C, B2B, and franchise businesses. tag specializes in a variety of disciplines, including creative, digital, social and public relations. They offer services for brand strategy, campaign development, communications planning, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/16/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Genius Brands International, Inc, will acquire ChizComm Ltd

synopsis: Genius Brands International, Inc., a global brand management company that creates and licenses multimedia entertainment content for children, is to acquire ChizComm Ltd., a leading North American marketing and media agency, as well as ChizComm Beacon Media, its best-in-class media research, planning and buying division.
buyer: Genius Brands International, Inc (GNUS:$7.87)
Genius Brands International, Inc. is a leading global kids media company developing, producing, marketing and licensing branded children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media and retail distribution. "
target: ChizComm Ltd
ChizComm is Canada's full-service marketing and communications agency, specializing in the strategy and execution of public relations, digital marketing, social media, and creative services. They cultivate long-lasting, impactful connections between consumers and brands across a range of industries.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/8/2020 via BusinessWire

Sard Verbinnen & Co., acquired Oakhill Communications

synopsis: Sard Verbinnen & Co, a leading global strategic communications consultancy, has acquired the UK based communications and public affairs firm, Oakhill Communications. Oakhill provides public affairs and crisis communications advice to FTSE 100 companies, high net worth individuals, leading UK non-profits and trade groups.
buyer: Sard Verbinnen & Co.
Sard Verbinnen & Co. is an independent strategic communications firm focused on supporting companies through complex, high stakes situations affecting reputation and value, including transactions, proxy contests, IPOs, litigation and crises. "
target: Oakhill Communications
Oakhill Communications is an independent public affairs and strategic communications consultancy. Oakhill’s partners and consultants bring a wealth of experience across all aspects of strategic and crisis communications and public affairs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/9/2020 via Company Press Release

Seven Letter, acquired O’Neill and Associates

synopsis: O’Neill and Associates, New England’s leading public affairs and communications firm, is to combine with Seven Letter, a full-service strategic communications firm with specialties in crisis communications, creative content development, brand and reputation management, public affairs and digital strategy.
buyer: Seven Letter
Seven Letter is a full-service strategic communications firm with specialties in crisis communications, creative content development, brand and reputation management, public affairs and digital strategy. "
target: O’Neill and Associates
O’Neill and Associates is New England’s leading public affairs and communications firm that has served as the agency of choice for private and public sector companies and organizations across the United States.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Monet + Associés, acquired Brainstorming Communication

synopsis: Monet + Associés, an independent agency based in France that specializes in PR, brand content, influencer relations, and data analysis for enhanced engagement, has acquired Brainstorming, a communications consulting agency also based in France, specialized in the global support of brands and companies.
buyer: Monet + Associés
Monet + Associés is an independent agency based in France that specializes in PR, brand content, influencer relations, and data analysis for enhanced engagement. "
target: Brainstorming Communication
Brainstorming is a communications consulting agency based in France, specialized in the global support of brands and companies. They specialize in advertising, brand content, social media, editorial, operational and digital marketing, press relations, influence, and e-reputation.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Venetian Media Group, acquired Frontier Advertising

synopsis: Venetian Media Group, an independent, Australian owned and operated agency group, has acquired Frontier Advertising, an independent communications agency with full media accreditation and offices in Melbourne and Brisbane. They specialize in Media Buying & Planning, Digital, Creative, Strategy, Social Media, Print & Production, PR, and more.
buyer: Venetian Media Group
Venetian Media Group was founded by Mark and Michael Fishwick to deliver a collective, end-to end offering that will see the suite of brands work individually or collaboratively as needed to deliver optimum creativity for clients, beyond agency boundaries. They focus on advertising and media. "
target: Frontier Advertising
Established in 1993, Frontier Advertising is an independent communications agency with full media accreditation and offices in Melbourne and Brisbane. They specialize in Media Buying & Planning, Digital, Creative, Strategy, Social Media, Print & Production, PR, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/1/2020 via BusinessWire

CG Life, acquired McDAY

synopsis: CG Life, an integrated marketing and communications agency focused on life science and healthcare, has acquired McDAY, a strategic marketing communications agency. McDay provides marketing communications services to clients in a wide range of businesses and industries, including​ pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, and finance.
buyer: CG Life
CG Life is an integrated marketing communications agency focused on life science and healthcare. They work with biotech, medical device, pharmaceutical, chemical, and tools/instrumentation companies of all sizes around the globe. CG Life builds brands and generates growth. "
target: McDAY
McDay is a strategic marketing communications firm located in Center City, Philadelphia. The McDay staff is experienced in providing marketing communications services to clients in a wide range of businesses and industries, including​ pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, and finance.
price ($mm)
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Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Group companies are committed to providing optimized solutions for advertisers, media companies and content holders in Japan and internationally. The company provides planning, production, marketing, public relations, and other services related to advertising in various media.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$12,689.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$491.78
EBIT ($mm)
$351.82
Net Income ($mm)
$208.98
Employees
23939
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$8,319.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,276.60
EBIT ($mm)
$996.30
Net Income ($mm)
$453.60
Employees
54300
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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: 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
2018
rev ($mm)
$438.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.94
EBIT ($mm)
$22.02
Net Income ($mm)
$2.64
Employees
2483
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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: 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: PA:ALP.AS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ADLPerformance
ADLPerformance
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.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$163.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.32
EBIT ($mm)
$11.38
Net Income ($mm)
$7.62
Employees
487
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Ticker: WPP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WPP Group, plc
WPP Group, plc
WPP is the world leader in marketing communications services. They are made up of leading companies in: Advertising; Media Investment Management; Data Investment Management; Public Relations & Public Affairs; Branding & Identity; Healthcare Communications; and more.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$16,598.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,587.53
EBIT ($mm)
$1,256.30
Net Income ($mm)
$662.99
Employees
104000
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Ticker: BIT:SGC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SG Company S.p.A.
SG Company S.p.A.
SG Company is an Italian company that provides live and digital communication services through its subsidiaries. SG Company provides live and digital communication services for the B2B, B2C, and BTL markets. Their companies include Sinergie, Centoeventi, Special, Twico, Lievita, Core, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$39.89
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.23)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.33)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SWX:MCHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MCH Group AG
MCH Group AG
The MCH Group is a leading international live-marketing group of companies with a comprehensive network of services in the entire exhibition and event market. They provide first-class marketing platforms in the form of internationally and nationally leading exhibitions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$181.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($29.30)
EBIT ($mm)
($73.66)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
648
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Ticker: BME:LLYC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LLYC
LLYC
Llorente & Cuenca (LLYC) is the leading communications, reputation management and public affairs consultancy firm with a presence in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. It has twenty three partners and more than 480 professionals. It currently operates in 13 countries through 16 offices.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$52.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.10
EBIT ($mm)
$7.50
Net Income ($mm)
$2.66
Employees
492
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Ticker: OM:AWRD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Awardit AB (publ)
Awardit AB (publ)
Awardit is a provider of loyalty solutions in Sweden. Awardit helps companies increase their revenue by implementing loyalty programs aimed at consumer and businesses customers. Their solutions include customer clubs, loyalty programs, sales motivation programs, and digital scoring currencies.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$24.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.65
EBIT ($mm)
$1.93
Net Income ($mm)
$1.04
Employees
0
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Ticker: BSE:509077
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pressman Advertising Ltd.
Pressman Advertising Ltd.
One of India’s leading advertising and public relations agencies, Pressman Advertising has wide capabilities and a substantial reputation built over four decades.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.49
EBIT ($mm)
$0.49
Net Income ($mm)
$0.61
Employees
26
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Ticker: BSE:539229
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Majestic MRSS
Majestic MRSS
Established in 1992, Majestic MRSS is one of Asia's largest independent full service market research firms specialized in multi-country research. They conduct various studies in Qualitative, Quantitative and Online Market Research and Market Tracking.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.15
EBIT ($mm)
$1.12
Net Income ($mm)
$0.72
Employees
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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
2021
rev ($mm)
$13,962.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,171.80
EBIT ($mm)
$1,956.50
Net Income ($mm)
$1,347.40
Employees
64100
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$12,689.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$491.78
EBIT ($mm)
$351.82
Net Income ($mm)
$208.98
Employees
23939
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$8,319.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,276.60
EBIT ($mm)
$996.30
Net Income ($mm)
$453.60
Employees
54300
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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: 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
2018
rev ($mm)
$438.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.94
EBIT ($mm)
$22.02
Net Income ($mm)
$2.64
Employees
2483
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