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closed 2/24/2022 via BNC Analysis

Together Group Holdings PLC, acquired Hot Pot China

synopsis: Together Group, a global group of agencies focused on the luxury and lifestyle sectors, has acquired Hot Pot China, a digital-marketing specialist with offices in London and Shanghai. Hot Pot China, which has clients including Liberty, Fortnum & Mason, and LaPerla, will help Together Group clients with entry into and growth in the mainland market.
buyer: Together Group Holdings PLC
Together Group is the entrepreneurial Strategy, eCommerce & Digital-Experiences Powerhouse for Fashion, Beauty, Luxury-Lifestyle & Premium Consumer Brands. They unite the best-of-breed founder-led strategy consultancies, agencies and technology providers. "
target: Hot Pot China
Hot Pot China is a digital-marketing specialist with offices in London and Shanghai. Its holistic approach allows Hot Pot China to lead its retail, beauty and sports clients to deliver excellence across all channels - ecommerce, social, digital and offline.
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announced 4/29/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

Marble Financial Inc., will acquire eBunch

synopsis: Marble Financial Inc., an AI-driven financial technology company, will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares in the capital of eBunch, an innovative Canadian digital marketing firm that specializes in generating more qualified leads per dollar spent for retailers.
buyer: Marble Financial Inc. (CNSX:MRBL:$0.83)
Marble is a financial technology company based in Canada. Through its industry-leading proprietary technology solutions Fast Track Loan, Score Up, and Credit Meds, Marble guides its customers toward financial wellbeing and a meaningful credit score faster than traditional methods. "
target: eBunch
eBunch is an innovative Canadian digital marketing firm that specializes in generating more qualified leads per dollar spent for retailers.
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$0.43
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closed 10/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Nunn Media Pty. Ltd., acquired Alley Group Pty Ltd

synopsis: Nunn Media, Australia’s largest independent media strategy and buying agency, has acquired Alley, a performance digital marketing agency in Australia. Alley helps brands and retailers to grow their business online and in-store. They support in-house marketing teams with full funnel performance marketing campaigns that drive real results.
buyer: Nunn Media Pty. Ltd.
Nunn Media is Australia’s largest independent media strategy and buying agency. They deliver a comprehensive range of specialist media services, that include traditional media channels, as well as online channels, such as online dislpay, and social media. "
target: Alley Group Pty Ltd
Alley is a performance digital marketing agency in Australia. Alley helps brands and retailers to grow their business online and in-store. They support in-house marketing teams with full funnel performance marketing campaigns that combine data, media buying and ad creative to drive real results.
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announced 9/30/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Inmar Inc., will acquire Aki Technologies

synopsis: Inmar Intelligence will acquire San Francisco-based digital marketing company Aki Technologies, which specializes in personalized advertising and personalized digital circulars. The acquisition will add Aki Technologies’ ability to deliver personalization at scale to Inmar Intelligence’s existing retail media offerings.
buyer parent: OMERS Private Equity
buyer: Inmar Inc.
Inmar Intelligence is a leading applied data and tech-enabled services company. The company applies technology and data science to create valuable insights that make it easier to understand, predict, and meet the personalized needs of shoppers and patients. "
target: Aki Technologies
Aki empowers brands and retailers to reach people by targeting pivotal moments in the consumer journey with personalized advertising. Aki's award-winning technology dynamically tailors ads in the moment based on region, weather, buying preferences, and other historical and present factors.
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announced 5/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

Endeavor, LLC, will acquire Mailman Group

synopsis: Endeavor agreed to acquire sports digital agency Mailman Group. Launched in 1999, Mailman was an early pioneer for media and advertising in China through postcards but has since established an international footprint through its digital services for global sports organizations. 
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Endeavor, LLC (NYSE:EDR:$5,077.71)
Endeavor is a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion operating in more than 30 countries. Endeavor specializes in talent representation and management; brand strategy, activation and licensing; media production, sales and distribution; and event management. "
target: Mailman Group
Launched in 1999, Mailman was an early pioneer for media and advertising in China through postcards but has since established an international footprint through its digital services for global sports organizations.
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$60
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closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

ReKTGlobal, acquired Fearless Media

synopsis: RektGlobal, a global esports organization, has acquired Fearless Media, a digital marketing agency specializing in entertainment, retail, education, and technology. Fearless develops marketing strategies that drive revenue for their client's business. The agency has worked on campaigns for Redbox, Fortnite, Breaking Bad, The Assemblage, and more.
buyer: ReKTGlobal
ReKTGlobal is a global esports organization that bridges the gap between traditional sports and esports, providing solutions for the entire ecosystem. It is also the parent company of professional esports organization Rogue, marketing services company Greenlit Content and online Influencer DRLUPO. "
target: Fearless Media
Fearless Media is a digital marketing agency specializing in entertainment, retail, education, and technology. Fearless develops marketing strategies that drive revenue for their client's business. The agency has worked on campaigns for Redbox, Fortnite, Breaking Bad, The Assemblage, and more.
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closed 11/13/2019 via PR Newswire

Finn Partners, acquired ZPR Limited

synopsis: FINN Partners, a global marketing and communications firm, has acquired ZPR, the UK's leading retail and consumer PR specialist. ZPR creates targeted and output-measurable campaigns that get clients and customers talking. Their services include PR, influencer management, social community management, events, crisis management and more.
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: ZPR Limited
ZPR is the UK's leading retail and consumer PR specialist. ZPR creates targeted and output-measurable campaigns that get clients and customers talking. Their services include PR, influencer management, social community management, events, CSR campaigns, crisis management and more.
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closed 4/17/2019 via PR Newswire

PG Solutions Inc., acquired Tailbase, Inc.

synopsis: PG Solutions, a leading information technology company for smart cities in Quebec, has acquired Tailbase Inc., a Digital Marketing and Web solutions provider for retailers and manufacturers. Tailbase helps their clients build loyal online customer relationships by providing them with comprehensive, innovative and fully optimized web solutions.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: PG Solutions Inc.
PG Solutions is a leading information technology company for smart cities in Quebec. PG Solutions designs and delivers integrated management software packages (ERP) as well as solutions designed for citizens. Their solutions enable municipalities to provide better services to their citizens. "
target: Tailbase, Inc.
Tailbase is a Digital Marketing and Web solutions provider for retailers and manufacturers. Tailbase helps their clients build loyal online customer relationships by providing them with comprehensive, innovative and fully optimized web solutions.
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closed 9/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Canadian Soccer Business, acquired Stadium Digital

synopsis: Canadian Soccer Business (CSB), a sports enterprise that represents premier soccer properties in Canada, has acquired Stadium Digital, a full service digital media company and Canada’s leading fan engagement platform provider. Stadium Digital creates media solutions and technology products in the areas of sponsorship, fan engagement and more.
buyer parent: Canadian Premier League
buyer: Canadian Soccer Business
Canadian Soccer Business (CSB) is a sports enterprise that represents premier soccer properties in Canada. This includes representation for all corporate partnerships and broadcast rights related to Canada Soccer’s core assets including its national teams. "
target: Stadium Digital
Stadium Digital is a full service digital media company and Canada’s leading fan engagement platform provider. Stadium Digital creates and manages media solutions and technology products in the areas of sponsorship, fan engagement, ticketing and e-commerce.
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announced 9/12/2018 via Company Press Release

SKIYAKI Inc., will acquire SEA Global Co., Ltd.

synopsis: SKIYAKI Inc., a Japanese company that offers internet entertainment content services, will acquire SEA Global Co., Ltd., a marketing company in Japan. SEA Global help sports team create websites and mobile sites. The company works with a variety of sports, including soccer, kendo, volley ball, table tennis, rugby, and badminton.
buyer: SKIYAKI Inc. (TSE:3995:$26.51)
SKIYAKI Inc. offers internet entertainment content services. They are a pioneer in FanTech for planning and managing the fan clubs of artists. Their SKIYAKI EXTRA platform allows companies to easily create and deploy an official fan website that allows fans to book tickets for events. "
target: SEA Global Co., Ltd.
SEA Global is a marketing company in Japan. The company works with a variety of sports, including soccer, kendo, volley ball, rugby, and more. They help sports team create websites and mobile sites. SEA Global also publishes a magazine focused on baseball and provides athlete management services.
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closed 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Operad, acquired iCommerce

synopsis: Israeli digital marketing company Operad has acquired Israeli startup iCommerce. iCommerce was founded in 2012 by Dani Avitz and Ori Greenberg, and specializes in trading management for manufacturers and brands interested in large scale sales in the international arena.
buyer: Operad
Operad's services include SEO, PPC, Conversion Optimization, Affiliate Marketing, Viral and Social Marketing. Promoting websites by increasing their visibility in search engine result pages (SERPs) through the use of search engine optimization, paid placement, contextual advertising, and more. "
target: iCommerce
Whether a brick and mortar store exploring online sales, or a virtual retail giant, iCommerce's marketing strategies can bring more customers. By implementing SEO, PPC, online branding, medial buying, and client retention, they deliver exceptional results at competitive, performance based pricing.
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closed 1/3/2017 via PR Newswire

Wunderman, acquired Pmweb Comunicação Ltda.

synopsis: Wunderman, a leading global digital agency and a part of WPP, announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Pmweb Comunicação Ltda., a leading digital marketing specialist in Brazil. The deal furthers Wunderman's commitment to developing and expanding digital skills and capabilities in high-growth markets within Latin America.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman
Wunderman offers Brand Experience, Consumer Engagement, Data & Insights and World Health marketing solutions. Powered by complex analytics and strategic insight, creative content engages the consumer as participant, creator and champion in always-on conversations to propel their clients’ growth. "
target: Pmweb Comunicação Ltda.
Pmweb is a market leader in solutions that bring brands and consumers together by making intelligent use of data and strategic services. Pmweb also develops innovative technologies designed to collect and transform data for activation on different media channels.
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closed 10/12/2016 via PR Newswire

Delucchi Plus merged with Streetsense,

synopsis: Streetsense and Delucchi Plus are pleased to announce that Delucchi Plus, a digital communications and services firm, is joining Streetsense's uncommon collective, Washington DC's largest and most significant collection of creative talent. The companies have a shared vision to create stronger and deeper experiences for clients and their customers.
buyer: Streetsense
Founded in 2002, Streetsense is an experience-focused strategy and design collective. As experts in the real estate, retail, and hospitality industries, they create brands people love and places people love to be. The company is headquartered at Bethesda, MD with offices at Washington, DC. "
target: Delucchi Plus
Delucchi Plus is a strategic digital communications and marketing services company. Delucchi Plus core services include research, media and insights, brand strategy, creative and content, digital marketing, and public relations.
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closed 3/29/2016 via Company Press Release

Maynard Malone merged with Collider Limited,

synopsis: Collider, a creative agency that specializes in social, media, digital, experiential, and branding, announced that it has merged with Maynard Malone, a specialist Digital and Brand experience agency whose clients operate primarily in the FMCG and Retail sectors.
buyer: Collider Limited
Collider is a creative agency that specializes in launches. They fuse social, media, digital, experiential, and branding to create positive reactions that drive a business forward. "
target: Maynard Malone
Maynard Malone is a specialist Digital and Brand experience agency whose clients operate primarily in the FMCG and Retail sectors. The agency is known for its in depth understanding of consumer behavior and for developing award winning strategic and creative solutions.
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closed 5/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Women's Marketing, Inc., acquired Flying Point Digital

synopsis: Women's Marketing, a leading media strategy and buying firm based in Westport, CT, announced the acquisition of Flying Point Digital, a performance-based digital marketing agency specializing in retail and e-commerce.
buyer parent: The PNC Financial Services Group
buyer: Women's Marketing, Inc.
Women's Marketing is the leading media strategy and activation agency for brands targeting women with a strong history of providing emerging and ambitious established brands with the insights, media access, and strategy to compete against the world's biggest marketers. "
target: Flying Point Digital
Flying Point Digital is a leading digital media agency with a strong track record of delivering measurable results for leading retail and direct response advertisers.
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closed 11/13/2014 via Market Wire

Waterfall International Inc., purchased Mobile Marketing Services Division from Archer, Inc.

synopsis: Waterfall, the leading cloud mobile marketing platform, announced that it has acquired the mobile marketing services division of Archer USA Inc., a global provider of mobile engagement solutions. The acquisition solidifies Waterfall's mobile marketing industry by helping retailers build meaningful customer relationships through mobile messaging.
buyer: Waterfall International Inc.
Waterfall enables brands to engage customers across SMS, Passbook, Facebook, Twitter, 2D Codes, IVR, mobile wallets, mobile coupons and push notifications. Its mobile and social marketing platform offers intuitive tools for interactive customer dialogues, progressive profiling, and much more. "
seller: Archer, Inc.
Archer’s Mobile Marketing Services Division is one of the original mobile marketing pioneers and is widely acknowledged as a leading team of mobile experts. Archer is a global provider of mobile engagement solutions.
price ($mm)
$2.90
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closed 4/29/2015 via Company Press Release

Salt Creek Capital, acquired CourseTrends

synopsis: Salt Creek Capital announced the acquisition of CourseTrends, a leading online marketing solutions provider to the golf industry. Based in Austin, Texas, CourseTrends provides golf course operators with innovative software and marketing solutions to maximize revenues and provides golfers access to online tee-time bookings across all 50 states.
buyer: Salt Creek Capital
Salt Creek Capital is a San Francisco Bay Area-based private equity firm partnering with experienced operating executives to acquire profitable companies with up to $50 million in revenue. The company takes a long-term approach to investing in lower middle market businesses. "
target: CourseTrends
CourseTrends is a leading provider of intelligent, online marketing solutions for golf facilities. CourseTrends suite of solutions includes customized websites, email marketing and mobile tools, social media management, e-commerce, call center support and much more.
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closed 6/30/2022 via BNC Analysis

Ascential plc, acquired Intrepid Group

synopsis: Ascential, a specialist, global, information company, has acquired Intrepid, a leading ecommerce and digital solutions provider based in Singapore. Intrepid is a one-stop-shop ecommerce partner that helps brands to establish and manage their online store. They also provide digital marketing services to help their clients drive traffic and sales.
buyer: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$349.30)
Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy. Their information, insights, connections, data and digital tools solve customer problems in three disciplines, product design, marketing and sales. "
target: Intrepid Group
Intrepid is a leading ecommerce and digital solutions provider based in Singapore. Intrepid is a one-stop-shop ecommerce partner that helps brands to establish and manage their online store. They also provide digital marketing services to help their clients drive traffic and sales.
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$57
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closed 4/27/2022 via BusinessWire

DRINKS, acquired Electriq Marketing

synopsis: DRINKS, the leader in e-commerce alcohol, announced that it has acquired Electriq Marketing, a Shopify-focused digital retention and growth agency. Electriq's proprietary process utilizes custom growth-focused plans for clients to increase customer lifetime value and build a strong, sustainable platform for growth.
buyer: DRINKS
DRINKS connects retailers, brands, and marketplaces to the $250 billion alcohol market and powers their e-commerce alcohol programs. The company's Wine as a Service (WaaS) platform enables its partners to bring adult beverages safely and conveniently to their customers across the US in 1-2 days. "
target: Electriq Marketing
Electriq Marketing is a retention and growth agency built for the forward-thinking DTC brand. Electriq's proprietary process utilizes custom growth-focused plans for clients to increase customer lifetime value and build a strong, sustainable platform for growth.
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announced 3/23/2022 via PR Newswire

Wongdoody, will acquire oddity

synopsis: Infosys a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, announced a definitive agreement to acquire oddity, a Germany-based digital marketing, experience, and commerce agency. As part of Infosys' digital experience and design offering, oddity will become part of WONGDOODY, an Infosys company.
buyer parent: Infosys Limited
buyer: Wongdoody
Wongdoody is an award-winning creative agency and the global experience-and-design platform for Infosys. The company is recognized for branding, retail, and consumer insights. Wongdoody clients have included Amazon, Honda, CITI, and a wide range of Fortune 500 companies. "
target: oddity
oddity is a Germany-based digital marketing, experience, and commerce agency. oddity finds better answers for people's needs in the on-demand world by going deeper, co-creating, and empowering each other.
price ($mm)
$55
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$24
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2.3x
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closed 2/24/2022 via BNC Analysis

Together Group Holdings PLC, acquired Hot Pot China

synopsis: Together Group, a global group of agencies focused on the luxury and lifestyle sectors, has acquired Hot Pot China, a digital-marketing specialist with offices in London and Shanghai. Hot Pot China, which has clients including Liberty, Fortnum & Mason, and LaPerla, will help Together Group clients with entry into and growth in the mainland market.
buyer: Together Group Holdings PLC
Together Group is the entrepreneurial Strategy, eCommerce & Digital-Experiences Powerhouse for Fashion, Beauty, Luxury-Lifestyle & Premium Consumer Brands. They unite the best-of-breed founder-led strategy consultancies, agencies and technology providers. "
target: Hot Pot China
Hot Pot China is a digital-marketing specialist with offices in London and Shanghai. Its holistic approach allows Hot Pot China to lead its retail, beauty and sports clients to deliver excellence across all channels - ecommerce, social, digital and offline.
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closed 2/24/2022 via BNC Analysis

Together Group Holdings PLC, acquired Hot Pot China

synopsis: Together Group, a global group of agencies focused on the luxury and lifestyle sectors, has acquired Hot Pot China, a digital-marketing specialist with offices in London and Shanghai. Hot Pot China, which has clients including Liberty, Fortnum & Mason, and LaPerla, will help Together Group clients with entry into and growth in the mainland market.
buyer: Together Group Holdings PLC
Together Group is the entrepreneurial Strategy, eCommerce & Digital-Experiences Powerhouse for Fashion, Beauty, Luxury-Lifestyle & Premium Consumer Brands. They unite the best-of-breed founder-led strategy consultancies, agencies and technology providers. "
target: Hot Pot China
Hot Pot China is a digital-marketing specialist with offices in London and Shanghai. Its holistic approach allows Hot Pot China to lead its retail, beauty and sports clients to deliver excellence across all channels - ecommerce, social, digital and offline.
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closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Together Group Holdings PLC, acquired TheCurrentGlobal, Inc.

synopsis: The New York-based consultancy The Current Global has been acquired by the Together Group, another brand consultancy platform that brings together digital consultants, technical solutions providers and innovators to help future-proof brands across the fashion, lifestyle and tech sectors.
buyer: Together Group Holdings PLC
Together Group is the entrepreneurial Strategy, eCommerce & Digital-Experiences Powerhouse for Fashion, Beauty, Luxury-Lifestyle & Premium Consumer Brands. They unite the best-of-breed founder-led strategy consultancies, agencies and technology providers. "
target: TheCurrentGlobal, Inc.
The Current Global is a New York-based Innovation Consultancy established by Liz Bacelar, a pioneer in the fashion-tech space. The Current Global has quickly evolved into an acknowledged authority for global tech-sourcing and tech-driven innovation in the fashion, beauty, luxury-lifestyle space.
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closed 2/24/2022 via BNC Analysis

Together Group Holdings PLC, acquired Hot Pot China

synopsis: Together Group, a global group of agencies focused on the luxury and lifestyle sectors, has acquired Hot Pot China, a digital-marketing specialist with offices in London and Shanghai. Hot Pot China, which has clients including Liberty, Fortnum & Mason, and LaPerla, will help Together Group clients with entry into and growth in the mainland market.
buyer: Together Group Holdings PLC
Together Group is the entrepreneurial Strategy, eCommerce & Digital-Experiences Powerhouse for Fashion, Beauty, Luxury-Lifestyle & Premium Consumer Brands. They unite the best-of-breed founder-led strategy consultancies, agencies and technology providers. "
target: Hot Pot China
Hot Pot China is a digital-marketing specialist with offices in London and Shanghai. Its holistic approach allows Hot Pot China to lead its retail, beauty and sports clients to deliver excellence across all channels - ecommerce, social, digital and offline.
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closed 2/15/2017 via Reuters

Giglio Group S.p.A., acquired E-volve Group

synopsis: Giglio Group has acquired E-volve Group, an e-commerce service provider that manages the online shops of fashion brands. E-volve creates e-commerce websites that are completely customized to match every detail of a brand's identity.
buyer: Giglio Group S.p.A. (BIT:GGTV:$43.22)
Giglio Group is an e-commerce and TV media company. They are a leader in the radio television sector, broadcasting in 46 countries, 5 continents and in six languages through their own television channels. Their e-commerce division is the largest online Italian B2B fashion distributor. "
target: E-volve Group
E-volve Group manages over 25 online stores for international fashion brands. Their ecommerce websites are completely customized to match every detail of a brand's identity. Their web analysts provide clients with full real time support and data for their business development.
price ($mm)
$5.75
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$52
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closed 6/15/2015 via Market Wire

PFSweb, Inc., acquired MODA

synopsis: PFSweb, Inc., a global provider of end-to-end eCommerce solutions, has completed the acquisition of MODA, an eCommerce system integrator and consultancy. Based in London, MODA is an eCommerce solutions provider creating unique digital experiences for fashion brands and retailers.
buyer: PFSweb, Inc. (PFSW:$250.40)
PFSweb, Inc. is a global provider of end-to-end eCommerce solutions including digital agency and marketing services, technology development services, business process outsourcing services and a complete omni-channel technology ecosystem. "
target: MODA
MODA is a digital agency based in London specialising in innovative strategies and Ecommerce solutions for the fashion, lifestyle & luxury industries. The company was founded in 2010 with the core belief that fashion retail is unique and therefore requires a forward thinking approach to Ecommerce.
price ($mm)
$1.25
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$3
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closed 9/23/2014 via Market Wire

PFSweb, Inc., acquired LiveAreaLabs

synopsis: PFSweb, Inc., a global provider of end-to-end eCommerce solutions, has completed the acquisition of LiveAreaLabs, a digital creative agency and eCommerce systems integrator. LiveAreaLabs delivers eCommerce implementations, apps, and digital campaigns for some of the most respected brands in the fashion, beauty and active lifestyle industries.
buyer: PFSweb, Inc. (PFSW:$250.40)
PFSweb is a global provider of end-to-end eCommerce solutions including digital agency and marketing services, technology development services, business process outsourcing services and a complete omni-channel technology ecosystem. "
target: LiveAreaLabs
LiveAreaLabs is a digital retail agency. They specialize in translating the unique essence of brands into gratifying digital experiences that connect emotionally, drive satisfied interactions, and create brand ambassadors.
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$4.55
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closed 12/22/2021 via Company Press Release

Croud, acquired VERB Brands

synopsis: Croud, a global, full-service digital marketing partner, has acquired VERB Brands, a luxury digital marketing agency in the UK. VERB helps brands reach aspirational & affluent audiences through data, creative and media. They offer services for performance marketing, SEO, web design, social media, influencer marketing, media buying, and more.
buyer: Croud
Croud is a global, full-service digital marketing partner. Croud drives business performance and long-term growth for ambitious brands across every industry sector. They provide services for performance marketing, digital PR, SEO, content marketing, and more. "
target: VERB Brands
VERB is a luxury digital marketing agency in the UK. VERB helps brands reach aspirational & affluent audiences through data, creative and media. They offer services for performance marketing, SEO, web design, social media, influencer marketing, media buying, and more.
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closed 3/13/2019 via BusinessWire

FusionPKG, acquired Architectural Beauty

synopsis: FusionPKG, a full-service supplier to the beauty industry, has acquired Architectural Beauty, a cosmetic formulation, marketing and turnkey provider based in Paramus, NJ. Founded in 2010, they specialize in the creation of cosmetic brands from the ground up.
buyer: FusionPKG
Founded in 2004, FusionPKG is a total beauty solutions provider headquartered in Dallas, with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Zhejiang, China. Fusion combines design and engineering expertise to develop packaging for both skincare and color cosmetic categories. "
target: Architectural Beauty
Architectural Beauty is a cosmetic formulation, marketing and turnkey provider based in Paramus, NJ. Founded in 2010, they specialize in the creation of cosmetic brands from the ground up.
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closed 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

M&C Saatchi plc, acquired Red Hare Digital

synopsis: M&C Saatchi, the world's largest independent advertising network, has acquired two social influencer agencies Red Hare Digital and sister agency, Grey Whippet. Red Hare and Grey Whippet will be combined with M&C Saatchi's social team to form a new social arm called M&C Saatchi Social.
buyer: M&C Saatchi plc (AIM:SAA:$394.58)
Based in the UK, M&C Saatchi is the world's largest independent advertising network. Powered by its philosophy, Brutal Simplicity of Thought, Diversity of Thought, Independence, and Ownership, their work connects buyers and sellers as simply and as powerfully as possible. "
target: Red Hare Digital
Based in the UK, Red Hare Digital is a creator agency, developing careers for some of the fastest growing social influencers across all media platforms. Grey Whippet is a consultancy and agency that runs social media campaigns.
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closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Altavia, acquired Active Creative

synopsis: Altavia has acquired the agency Active Creative in order to strengthen its presence in the Middle East and in Dubai. Active Creative is a content creation agency dedicated to luxury and lifestyle. Located in Dubai, Active Creative is known for its expertise in creative design for cosmetic and perfume brands.
buyer: Altavia
Altavia is the leading independent international group specializing in commercial communication for the retail sector. They provide a multi-channel approach to their clients’ commercial communication needs, enabling them to offer bespoke solutions at every stage in the value chain. "
target: Active Creative
Active Creative is a content creation agency dedicated to luxury and lifestyle. Located in Dubai, Active Creative is known for its expertise in creative design for cosmetic and perfume brands.
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announced 5/29/2019 via PR Newswire

Regent Pacific Group Limited, will acquire Yooya

synopsis: Regent Pacific Group, a specialist healthcare, wellness and life sciences investment group, has signed a non-legally binding offer letter to acquire Entertainment Direct Asia ("Yooya"). Yooya is a content-driven e-commerce platform that is the first to focus on cannabidiol (CBD) infused products designed to awaken the body's natural healing system.
buyer: Regent Pacific Group Limited (SEHK:575:($0.57))
Regent Pacific is a diversified investment group based in Hong Kong currently holding various corporate and strategic investments focusing on the healthcare, wellness and life sciences sectors. "
target parent: DFR Asia
target: Yooya
Yooya is a content-driven e-commerce platform that is reshaping the way that brands connect with Chinese consumers. Yooya is the first to focus on cannabidiol (CBD) infused products, which are designed to awaken the body's natural healing system and promote better health and sleep.
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$15
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closed 6/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gusto Collective Limited, acquired Reuter Communications

synopsis: Reuter Communications has been acquired by Gusto Collective, an independent holding group led by industry veteran Aaron Lau. Reuter is a specialist luxury consultancy founded by Chloe Reuter and Nick Cakebread in 2010.
buyer: Gusto Collective Limited
Gusto Collective, founded by Agency veteran, Aaron Lau, is a start-up group funded by the founder and a number of high profile investors to create Asia Pacific’s first brandtech group, bringing the best of brand storytellers and ad/martech to the fast growing markets in Asia Pacific. "
target: Reuter Communications
Reuter is a specialist luxury consultancy founded by Chloe Reuter and Nick Cakebread in 2010. Headquartered in Shanghai, the 120-person firm also has offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and London, working for clients across the fashion, beauty, travel and lifestyle industries.
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closed 7/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Farfetch, acquired CuriosityChina

synopsis: Fashion “unicorn” Farfetch has acquired digital marketing agency CuriosityChina in a bid to boost its presence in the world's second-largest luxury market. Created in 2013, CuriosityChina is a leading digital and tech company focusing on Chinese digital platforms for premium and luxury brands.
buyer: Farfetch (FTCH:$602.38)
Farfetch is the online platform to shop the world’s greatest selection of luxury. Their e-commerce platform partners with the world’s best luxury boutiques and brands, guaranteeing an unparalleled range of pieces to shop; from established luxury brands to the most interesting new designers. "
target: CuriosityChina
Created in 2013, CuriosityChina is a leading digital and tech company focusing on Chinese digital platforms for premium and luxury brands. CuriosityChina built the bridge between digital and technology serving top international brands in various industries.
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closed 2/28/2019 via PR Newswire

FreakOut Pte Ltd., acquired Spice Lab Pte. Ltd

synopsis: FreakOut, the global marketing technology company, part of FreakOut Holdings, has acquired Spice Lab Pte. Ltd, one of the largest female-focused media companies operating in Thailand and Vietnam, from Drecom Co., Ltd. Spice Lab specializes in consumer marketing for the cosmetics & fashion industries and targets millennial generation girls & women.
buyer parent: Freak Out Holdings, Inc.
buyer: FreakOut Pte Ltd.
FreakOut is a marketing technology company with programmatic solutions [DSP, SSP] delivering in-feed display and in-feed video formats across 3,000 publishers. It offers proprietary media solutions, a mobile-first publishing platform, trading desk programmatic businesses, and consumer marketing. "
target parent: Drecom Co., Ltd.
target: Spice Lab Pte. Ltd
Spice Lab is one of the largest female-focused online media and marketing companies in Southeast Asia and the owner of 'Spice' and 'Pepper' online magazines that predominantly focus on and serve female and male millennial generation audiences with the latest news on fashion and cosmetics trends.
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announced 1/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Aaghir Yadav, will acquire Creative Insurgence

synopsis: Aaghir Yadav, the co-founder of Creative Insurgence, has agreed to buy back the business from The Marketing Group plc, a global full-service marketing network. Creative Insurgence is a marketing agency specializing in lifestyle marketing.
buyer: Aaghir Yadav
Aaghir Yadav is the Co-Founder of Creative Insurgence, a marketing agency that specializes in lifestyle marketing. "
target parent: The Marketing Group Plc
target: Creative Insurgence
Creative Insurgence, based in Singapore, is a marketing agency specializing in lifestyle marketing with some of the region’s biggest brands and groups including Ministry of Sound, the Pangaea Group and the Massive Collective outlets.
price ($mm)
$0.42
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closed 6/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Marketing Group Plc, acquired Creative Insurgence

synopsis: The Marketing Group plc, an acquisition vehicle with the purpose of gathering successful marketing businesses under one roof, has acquired Creative Insurgence. Creative Insurgence, based in Singapore, is a marketing agency specializing in lifestyle marketing with some of the region’s biggest brands and groups.
buyer: The Marketing Group Plc (OM:TMG:$32.91)
A world leader in the field of innovative marketing, The Marketing Group plc allows global brands to reach their target audience. With a presence and client portfolio across the USA, Europe, Asia, and Australia, The Marketing Group Plc is strategically positioned as a global leader. "
target: Creative Insurgence
Creative Insurgence, based in Singapore, is a marketing agency specializing in lifestyle marketing with some of the region’s biggest brands and groups including Ministry of Sound, the Pangaea Group and the Massive Collective outlets.
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closed 8/15/2018 via Company Press Release

Miles Partnership, acquired Odyssey Storyworks

synopsis: Miles Partnership, a leading tourism marketing consultancy, has acquired Odyssey Storyworks, a digital storytelling and content marketing agency. Odyssey Storyworks specializes in social-first content creation and amplification for travel, entertainment and lifestyle brands.
buyer: Miles Partnership
Miles Partnership markets destinations and hospitality businesses by working with state tourism offices, convention & visitors bureaus, hotels and other organizations in the tourism industry to create forward thinking online, mobile, email and print content marketing solutions. "
target: Odyssey Storyworks
Odyssey Storyworks is a digital storytelling and content marketing agency that specializes in social-first content creation and amplification for travel, entertainment and lifestyle brands. Odyssey provides content marketing and storytelling services to over 25 national tourism brands.
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

MMGY Global, Inc, acquired Grifco PR

synopsis: Travel and hospitality marketing firm MMGY Global has acquired Grifco PR and its sister agency, Ophir PR. Grifco PR and Ophir PR are public relations firms in the the travel and hospitality industry, as well as the lifestyle industry.
buyer: MMGY Global, Inc
MMGY Global is an integrated marketing firm focused on the needs of the travel, hospitality and entertainment industries. They help travel companies grow revenue by motivating their customers. "
target: Grifco PR
Based in the UK, Grifco is a leading public relations firm specializing in international luxury travel and lifestyle. They provide a professional media relations and media strategy service. Ophir PR is a boutique PR, communications and media relations agency in hotel, travel and tourism.
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closed 8/9/2017 via PR Web

6S Marketing, acquired Motive Communications

synopsis: Digital agency 6S Marketing has acquired social media agency Motive Communications. Motive’s founder, Mitchell Fawcett, joins the 6S Marketing team as VP Partnerships & Social Strategy. With this acquisition, 6S will now offer an advanced suite of social media services, rounding out a comprehensive digital marketing offering.
buyer: 6S Marketing
6S Marketing is a leading digital agency in New York, Vancouver, and Toronto that transforms businesses for the digital age. 6S focuses on emergent tactics such as marketing automation, social media and content strategy, online media buying, programmatic advertising, and multi-lingual campaigns. "
target: Motive Communications
Motive Communications, based in Vancouver, BC, offers social media services to clients in a wide array of industries including tourism, hospitality, fashion, beauty, health, and education. The agency operates with a team of contractors based locally, as well as in Toronto, New York, and Seattle.
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closed 5/18/2007 via BusinessWire

Great Hill Partners LLC, purchased a minority stake in Gorilla Nation Media, LLC

synopsis: Gorilla Nation, the world’s largest online ad rep firm, announced its partnership with Great Hill Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies operating in the media, Internet and business and consumer services industries. GHP has invested over $50 million in the company for a significant minority stake.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity firm that manages over $1.5 billion in capital and focuses on investing in growth companies operating in the business and consumer services, media, communications, and education industries. "
target: Gorilla Nation Media, LLC
Gorilla Nation is the world's largest online ad sales representation company. It represents over 400 leading web publishers and sells integrated media and promotional programs to Fortune 500 brand advertisers.
price ($mm)
$57
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closed 7/30/2021 via PR Newswire

SOCi, acquired Brandify

synopsis: SOCi, the leading all-in-one marketing platform built for multi-location marketers, has acquired Brandify, an industry-leading provider of location-based digital marketing solutions. With the combination, SOCi solidifies its position as the largest localized marketing platform globally, with more than three million locations under management.
buyer: SOCi
SOCi is an award-winning localized marketing platform built specifically for multi-location marketers. SOCi enables top brands and their locations to strengthen and scale their digital presence across limitless local search and social pages while protecting what matters most, their reputation. "
target: Brandify
Brandify is a leading provider of location-based digital marketing solutions that helps brands connect to their customers. Brandify does this by capturing data as well as providing strategy and customized solutions to help brands maximize their online presence and drive customers to their locations.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Triboo Digitale, acquired East Media s.r.l.

synopsis: Triboo SpA, active in the e-commerce and digital advertising sector, announces that it has finalized, through its subsidiary Triboo Digitale Srl, the acquisition of a 51% stake in the share capital of East Media s.r.l. ("East Media"), an Italian company specializing in digital marketing in China, South Korea and Russia.
buyer parent: Triboo S.p.A.
buyer: Triboo Digitale (BIT:TB:$37.36)
Triboo Digitale provides fully outsourced tailor-made end-to-end e-commerce solutions for retail brands. They maximize online and mobile sales implementing and managing their customers e-commerce activities. "
target: East Media s.r.l.
East Media is an Italian company specializing in digital marketing in China, South Korea, and Russia. The services provided by East Media are based on an expertise in interpreting the local scenario, designing targeted marketing and communication strategies and managing reference platforms.
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