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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 6/29/2022 via BNC Analysis

Moxley Carmichael, acquired Moxley Carmichael

synopsis: The founders of Moxley Carmichael, a leading public relations firm, have sold the company to four of its executives. Moxley Carmichael provides comprehensive communications services to local, regional and national companies in East Tennessee. They offer services for public relations, SEO, branding, social media, and more.
buyer: Moxley Carmichael
Moxley Carmichael is a premier public and media relations firm. Moxley Carmichael provides comprehensive communications services to local, regional and national companies in East Tennessee. They offer services for public relations, SEO, branding, social media, and more. "
target: Moxley Carmichael
Moxley Carmichael is a premier public and media relations firm. Moxley Carmichael provides comprehensive communications services to local, regional and national companies in East Tennessee. They offer services for public relations, SEO, branding, social media, and more.
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closed 6/29/2022 via BNC Analysis

Mighty UK, acquired Third Floor Design Limited

synopsis: Mighty, a creative communications agency in the UK, has acquired Third Floor Design, a brand agency in the UK that helps companies to launch, grow or change. Third Floor Design works with their clients to create iconic brands with presence, purpose and power. They provide services for brand development, brand design, brand activation, and more.
buyer: Mighty UK
Mighty is a creative communications agency in the UK. Mighty creates beautiful work with purpose that gives businesses the results they need to keep moving onwards and upwards. They offer services for branding, PR, social media, content marketing, SEO, and more. "
target: Third Floor Design Limited
Third Floor Design is an award-winning brand agency in the UK that helps companies to launch, grow or change. Third Floor Design works with their clients to create iconic brands with presence, purpose and power. They provide services for brand development, brand design, brand activation, and more.
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closed 6/29/2022 via PR Newswire

WILsquare Capital LLC, acquired OuterBox

synopsis: WILsquare Capital, a St. Louis-based private equity firm, has completed its acquisition of OuterBox Solutions, LLC, a leading, performance-driven digital marketing agency. OuterBox is a provider of search engine optimization ("SEO"), paid search ("pay-per-click" or "PPC") and website development services to B2B and B2C brands.
buyer: WILsquare Capital LLC
WILsquare Capital is a St. Louis-based private equity firm focused on acquiring and growing lower-middle market businesses in the Midwest and Southern United States, with an emphasis on business services, niche manufacturing, distribution and technology companies. "
target: OuterBox
OuterBox is a leading, performance-driven digital marketing agency. OuterBox is a provider of search engine optimization (SEO), paid search (pay-per-click) and website development services to B2B and B2C brands, with a specialization in eCommerce.
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announced 6/29/2022 via BNC Analysis

Digital360, will acquire Delmonte

synopsis: Digital360 S.p.A., a leading provider of B2B communication and marketing services in Italy, will acquire a 51% stake in Delmonte, a leading provider of inbound marketing services in Italy. Delmonte helps their clients gain new customers. They provide services for growth strategy, lead generation, inbound marketing, and SEO.
buyer: Digital360 (BIT:DIG:$35.98)
Digital360 is the leading group in Italy in the B2B offering of editorial content, communication and marketing services, lead generation, events and webinars, advisory, advocacy and coaching, in the context of Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurial Innovation. They are based in Milano, Italy. "
target: Delmonte
Delmonte is a leading provider of inbound marketing services in Italy. Delmonte helps their clients create and implement data-driven sales and marketing plans that allow them to gain new customers. They provide services for growth strategy, lead generation, inbound marketing, and SEO.
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$0.52*
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$1
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$0
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9.6x
closed 6/27/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Kinex Media, acquired Infino Group

synopsis: Kinex Media, a Mississauga based e-commerce agency, has acquired Infino, India's leading digital agency. They offer a wide spectrum of digital services including graphic design for web and mobile, online brand strategy consulting, eCommerce solutions, mobile sites and apps development, search and social media optimization, and more.
buyer: Kinex Media
Kinex Media is a Digital Agency based in Mississauga. They specialize in Website design & development, Magento ecommerce, SEO, SEM & Print. "
target: Infino Group
Infino is India's leading digital agency. They offer a wide spectrum of digital services including graphic design for web and mobile, online brand strategy consulting, eCommerce solutions, mobile sites and apps development, search and social media optimization, and more.
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announced 6/24/2022 via BNC Analysis

Deloitte LLP, will acquire PRGATE Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Deloitte Korea has officially signed to acquire PRGATE, a local communications and consulting company with an expertise in setting up brand strategies. PRGATE offers services to over 500 local and global companies, ranging from brand strategy, risk management and media advocacy to digital publicity.
buyer: Deloitte LLP
Deloitte is the largest global professional services and consulting network. With over 312,000 professionals in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality services to their clients. "
target: PRGATE Co. Ltd.
PRGATE, based in South Korea, is a local communications and consulting company with an expertise in setting up brand strategies. PRGATE offers services to over 500 local and global companies, ranging from brand strategy, risk management and media advocacy to digital publicity.
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closed 6/22/2022 via BNC Analysis

VTProDesign, Inc. merged with Buck Design, LLC,

synopsis: VTProDesign, an interactive design studio, has merged with BUCK, a global creative company that brings brands, stories, and experiences to life through art, design, and technology. VTProDesign creates full 360 experiences regardless of medium, connecting people to brands, products and innovation through crafted experiences.
buyer: Buck Design, LLC
BUCK is a global creative company pushing boundaries of art, design, technology, and digital experiences. Founded in 2004, the company has built a reputation for outstanding craftsmanship and innovation by finding creative opportunities in every challenge. "
target: VTProDesign, Inc.
VTProDesign builds unique worlds to help brands connect audiences to radical experiences. The immersive design company leads with an innovative yet authentic foot forward, curating a team of trailblazers that push the boundaries on how an audience connects with an experience.
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closed 6/22/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Sortis Holdings, Inc., acquired WLCR

synopsis: Sortis Holdings, Inc., a platform enabling highly scalable, experiential lifestyle brands to accelerate growth and impact, has announced that it acquired long-time partner WLCR, a full-service digital creative agency bent on direct to consumer (D2C) growth acceleration via technology-based solutioning.
buyer: Sortis Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK:SOHI:$8.87)
Sortis Holdings, Inc. is a collection of brands that combine creative vision with business acumen. Sortis intends to power its brands across hotel & lodging, coffee, food & beverage, and beauty & wellness to drive culture forward. "
target: WLCR
WLCR is a full-service digital creative agency bent on direct to consumer (D2C) growth acceleration via technology-based solutioning. They specialize in brand strategy, web design, Shopify, performance marketing, and more.
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closed 6/22/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

Mio Group, acquired Firma

synopsis: MioGroup, a Spanish provider of marketing and digital transformation services, has acquired a 51% stake in Firma, a full-service branding and innovation agency in Spain. Firma builds brands by putting imagination at the center of everything they do. They provide services for brand strategy, brand identity, naming, copywriting, and more.
buyer: Mio Group (BME:MIO:$48.64)
Mio Group is an independent Spanish company which has achieved rapid growth in just 9 years, managing to position itself as a leading marketing and advertising group. The group is made up of different companies highly specialized in different fields of marketing and advertising. "
target: Firma
Firma is a full-service branding and innovation agency in Spain. Firma builds brands by putting imagination at the center of everything they do. They provide services for brand strategy, brand identity, naming, brand storytelling, copywriting, and more.
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closed 6/22/2022 via PR Newswire

Piranha, acquired Manhattan Made Marketing

synopsis: Piranha announced its acquisition of Manhattan Made Marketing. This venture increases capabilities in creative production and digital strategy, bringing immediate scale to the two firms. anhattan Made Marketing is a full-service digital marketing agency with experience in brand building.
buyer: Piranha
Piranha, an independent creative agency founded in 2009, brings together a network of strategists and creators to serve leading consumer brands, high-growth ventures, and global organizations. Piranha helps clients define, design and deploy ideas at scale. "
target: Manhattan Made Marketing
Manhattan Made Marketing was founded with a mission to help businesses attract customers and grow in the digital space. Manhattan Made Marketing is a full-service digital marketing agency with experience in brand building, digital media campaigns, event management, and social media management.
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closed 6/15/2022 via Company Press Release

incuBeta, acquired Bruce Clay MENA

synopsis: The integrated digital marketing agency Bruce Clay MENA has been acquired by Incubeta, a South African-based Global Marketing Performance Group, providing local and international clients with leading digital advertising services and media solutions.
buyer: incuBeta
incuBeta is an international team providing local and international clients with leading digital advertising services and media solutions. The group has acquired companies offering specialized digital and media services in various territories around the world. "
target parent: Bruce Clay, Inc.
target: Bruce Clay MENA
Bruce Clay MENA is a global leading search marketing company providing SEO services, consulting, PPC advertising management, content development and social media marketing services.
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closed 6/15/2022 via Company Press Release

Gravity Global, acquired Mojo Media Labs

synopsis: UK-based Gravity Global has acquired Mojo Media Labs to further strengthen its US presence and expand its global Account Based Marketing (ABM) capabilities. Mojo was founded to deliver specialist ABM services utilising the very latest software alongside its customer relationship management, content management system and marketing automation tools.
buyer parent: Elysian Capital
buyer: Gravity Global
Headquartered in London, Gravity Global is a digital marketing business serving a blue-chip customer base and complex markets. It operates in a range of industries including software, financial services, aerospace, industrial, pharmaceutical and automotive. "
target: Mojo Media Labs
Mojo Media Labs is a full-service digital marketing agency focused on account-based marketing, inbound marketing, website design and development, sales and marketing alignment, sales enablement and marketing automation/email marketing.
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closed 6/15/2022 via Company Press Release

WHITE64, acquired Jake Group, LLC

synopsis: Award-winning creative marketing agency, WHITE64 has acquired the Jake Group, a 20-year-old, independent branding and digital studio based in Washington, D.C. The Jake Group team will serve as WHITE64’s de facto digital advertising and marketing services department.
buyer parent: PenFed Credit Union
buyer: WHITE64
WHITE64 is a full-service agency with over 50 years of experience serving clients in a variety of industries, including travel and tourism. WHITE64's capabilities include creative campaigns, design, digital marketing, media buying, strategy and planning, and more. "
target: Jake Group, LLC
Jake Group offers creative and digital services in categories such as nonprofit, finance, professional services, real estate, media, and technology. The agency’s special area of expertise is branding and custom website design and development.
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closed 6/8/2022 via BNC Analysis

Capgemini, acquired Rufus Leonard Limited

synopsis: Consultancy group Capgemini has acquired London design agency Rufus Leonard. With 70 staff and a London office, Rufus Leonard provides design and experiential marketing services to clients such as insurers Axa and the AA, the World Wildlife Fund, and Anglia Ruskin University.
buyer: Capgemini (ENXTPA:CAP:$19,499.62)
Capgemini is a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ business needs in the evolving world of cloud, data, and digital platforms. "
target: Rufus Leonard Limited
With 70 staff and a London office, Rufus Leonard provides design and experiential marketing services to clients such as insurers Axa and the AA, the World Wildlife Fund, and Anglia Ruskin University.
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closed 5/29/2022 via Company Press Release

The Ginger Agency, acquired Bonfire Communications, Inc.

synopsis: The Ginger Agency, a Canadian digital marketing agency, has acquired Saint John-based Bonfire Communications Inc., a marketing agency that offers strategy, advertising, design & branding, web design, social media marketing, PR, content marketing, PR, copywriting and executive communication strategies.
buyer: The Ginger Agency
The Ginger Agency is a leading marketing agency in Fredericton, New Brunswick, specializing in digital marketing, web design, and graphic design. By distilling the complex into clear, creative, communications, Ginger crafts brands, educates audiences, influences change, and builds communities. "
target: Bonfire Communications, Inc.
Based in Canada, Bonfire tells brand stories through social media and content marketing. Bonfire offers strategy, advertising, design & branding, web design, social media marketing, PR, content marketing, copywriting and executive communication strategies built to suit each client's needs.
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closed 5/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

Canopy Co., acquired Barebone

synopsis: Leading European growth marketing agency and media production studio Canopy acquires London-based boutique brand strategy consultancy Barebone to launch a new Brand Storytelling concept to help clients drive deeper engagement for their brands.
buyer: Canopy Co.
Canopy are 50+ global brand storytellers from strategists to creatives and marketing specialists and everything in between. They help clients take ownership of their narrative and create a brand experience that stakeholders can buy into. "
target: Barebone
Barebone helps brands articulate compelling and ownable value propositions that customers will understand and want to buy into. They also audit and benchmark digital marketing channels to give CMOs confidence in what actually works for their specific customers.
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closed 5/25/2022 via BNC Analysis

Underworks Co. Ltd., acquired Clickr Media Private Limited

synopsis: Underworks Co., Ltd., a digital marketing consulting business based in Tokyo, Japan, has acquired Clickr Media. As a comprehensive digital marketing agency, Singapore-based Clickr Media offers a comprehensive approach to increasing customer engagement online.
buyer: Underworks Co. Ltd.
Underworks Co., Ltd. is a digital marketing consulting business based in Tokyo, Japan. Underworks also has a base in Paris, France, and supports a wide range of global digital marketing involving local subsidiaries "
target: Clickr Media Private Limited
As a comprehensive digital marketing agency, Singapore-based Clickr Media offers a comprehensive approach to increasing customer engagement online. Clickr Media supports a company’s digital ecosystem from web design and development to online advertising.
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closed 5/25/2022 via BNC Analysis

MOOT Group, acquired Unknown Marketing

synopsis: MOOT, an advanced ecommerce platform for brands that have outgrown their existing Shopify solution, has acquired Unknown Marketing, a deliberately different agency with an entrepreneurial approach to social media, search marketing and influencer management trusted by fast growth DTC brands and founder-led businesses.
buyer: MOOT Group
MOOT is an advanced ecommerce platform for brands that have outgrown their existing Shopify solution and needing to realize their growth potential. "
target: Unknown Marketing
Unknown Marketing is a deliberately different agency with an entrepreneurial approach to social media, search marketing and influencer management trusted by fast growth DTC brands and founder-led businesses.
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closed 5/18/2022 via Company Press Release

Jungle21, S.A., acquired Full Circle Karma

synopsis: Jungle21, an ecosystem of creative companies in Spain, has acquired Full Circle Karma (FCK), a digital creative agency in Spain. FCK helps companies to grow and launch businesses, offering a creative approach for advertising, design, production and consultancy. They offer services for brand consultancy, logo design, content production, and more.
buyer: Jungle21, S.A.
Jungle21 is an ecosystem of creative companies in Spain. Jungle21 creates unique specialized solutions around its client’s business challenges by applying creativity across the entire company experience. They provide services for creative strategy, advertising, public relations, and more. "
target: Full Circle Karma
Full Circle Karma (FCK) is a digital creative agency in Spain. FCK helps companies to evolve, grow, launch or create businesses, offering a creative approach for advertising, design, production and consultancy. They offer services for brand consultancy, logo design, content production, and more.
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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 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 9/20/2017 via Company Press Release

Raisin GmbH, acquired PBF Solutions

synopsis: Raisin GmbH, the leading European deposit marketplace, has acquired Manchester-based financial technology specialist PBF Solutions. PBF Solutions helps financial services product providers to acquire and on-board new customers through their optimised customer on-boarding technology platform and proven online marketing techniques.
buyer: Raisin GmbH
Raisin is the leading pan-European deposit marketplace connecting retail customers with banks looking to expand or diversify their deposit reach. They are available in English across Europe and operate country-dedicated platforms in Germany, France, Spain, and Austria. "
target: PBF Solutions
PBF Solutions helps financial services product providers to acquire and on-board new customers and raise savings and investment deposits. They do this through their optimised customer on-boarding technology platform together with proven online marketing techniques.
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closed 12/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Deluxe Corporation, acquired FMCG Direct

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announced that it has acquired First Manhattan Consulting Group (FMCG Direct). FMCG Direct, based in New York City, is an industry leader in marketing analytics and insights, providing clients with deep financial services expertise and proprietary research, along with marketing campaign design and execution.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target: FMCG Direct
FMCG Direct, based in New York City, is an industry leader in marketing analytics and insights, providing clients with deep financial services expertise and proprietary research, along with marketing campaign design and execution.
price ($mm)
$200
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$83
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closed 10/19/2016 via Company Press Release

Accenture, acquired Allen International Consulting Group Limited

synopsis: Accenture has acquired Allen International, a leading design consultancy focused on helping banks transform their branch networks and digital capabilities to reduce costs, increase revenues and better engage customers. Allen International has worked with more than 350 banks around the world including nine of the top 20 banks.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$53,736.36)
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance. "
target: Allen International Consulting Group Limited
Allen International (AI) is a world leader for financial services for branding, retail environments and the digital customer experience. Working for nine out of the top twenty banks in the world, AI specialises in the connected customer experience and optimising the omni-channels of a bank.
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closed 5/28/2014 via Company Press Release

PixelSpoke, acquired Creative Brand Communications

synopsis: Financial Brand Strategy consultants Creative Brand Communications (CBC) has merged with web development and digital marketing agency, PixelSpoke. Creative Brand Communications is the leading digital brand engagement consultancy for the financial services industry.
buyer: PixelSpoke
PixelSpoke combines artistic ability with a metric-based approach to website development. This winning formula of designing visually appealing websites, and using web analytics to improve design performance, helps them generate results for their clients and establish long-lasting relationships. "
target: Creative Brand Communications
Creative Brand Communications is the leading digital brand engagement consultancy for the financial services industry. They help entrepreneurial banks and credit unions stop being commodities through a Digital First strategy that creates a consistent online experiences for their customers.
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closed 3/4/2014 via PR Newswire

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc., acquired Banno, LLC

synopsis: Jack Henry Associates, Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Banno, an Iowa-based company that provides data-enriched Web and transaction marketing services with a focus on the mobile medium as its principal means of delivery.
buyer: Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (JKHY:$1,714.10)
Jack Henry & Associates is a leading provider of computer systems and ATM/debit card/ACH transaction processing services primarily for financial services organizations. Its technology solutions are marketed and supported through three primary brands: Jack Henry Banking, Symitar and ProfitStars. "
target: Banno, LLC
Banno (formerly T8 Webware) discovers insights for financial institutions by harvesting behavior-driven banking data from Banno.com-powered websites, mobile banking, account aggregation, and enriched transactions which provide institutions with segmented customer analysis.
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closed 4/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

EMS Consulting, acquired Digital Banking Services

synopsis: EMS Consulting, a certified Salesforce consulting and architecture firm, has acquired Digital Banking Services (DBS), a digital transformation services partner for banking and credit unions. DBS offers services for Salesforce cloud, Mulesoft, Marketing Cloud, and digital marketing.
buyer: EMS Consulting
EMS Consulting is a certified Salesforce consulting and architecture firm. EMS has more than 100 consultants with expertise in the financial services, healthcare and higher education industries. EMS provides custom implementation services that are tailored to their client's specific needs. "
target: Digital Banking Services
Digital Banking Services (DBS) is a digital transformation services partner for banking and credit unions. DBS helps institutions plan, strategize, and execute their digital transformation road map. DBS offers services for Salesforce cloud, Mulesoft, Marketing Cloud, and digital marketing.
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closed 7/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Digital Media Solutions, acquired Best Rate Referrals

synopsis: Digital Media Solutions (DMS), an end-to-end solutions provider for brands focused on customer acquisition and retention, has entered the mortgage market through the strategic acquisition of Best Rate Referrals. Best Rate Referrals is an award-winning mortgage marketing firm that offers a variety of lead generation solutions.
buyer: Digital Media Solutions (DMS:$427.94)
Digital Media Solutions (DMS) is an end-to-end customer acquisition and retention solution provider. Using actionable data, insightful analytics and proprietary technology, DMS efficiently and effectively reaches, engages and acquires customers for clients across multiple verticals. "
target: Best Rate Referrals
Best Rate Referrals is a Mortgage Marketing Firm that offers compliant lead generation solutions for the lending and insurance industry.
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closed 6/29/2017 via BusinessWire

Marquis Software Solutions, Inc., acquired DocuMatix, LLC

synopsis: Marquis, a leading provider of marketing analytics software and professional services for mid-tier banks and credit unions, has acquired DocuMatix, a trusted provider of email marketing solutions used by over 350 credit unions and banks.
buyer parent: Falfurrias Capital
buyer: Marquis Software Solutions, Inc.
MARQUIS is a Plano, Texas-based company that is focused on getting results for over 400 financial institutions nationwide. MARQUIS sets its clients apart from their competition by providing expertise in data analytics, MCIF, CRM, strategic consulting, profitability and direct marketing. "
target: DocuMatix, LLC
At DocuMatix, they simplify communications for credit unions and other financial institutions. DocuMatix is a trusted provider of email marketing solutions used by over 350 credit unions and banks.
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closed 6/14/2013 via PR Web

TRIBUS, acquired SquaredR Consulting, Inc.

synopsis: TRIBUS announced that it will acquire SquaredR Consulting, Inc., a leading provider of content and search marketing solutions in the real estate and mortgage industry. As a result of the acquisition, TRIBUS has established a new Chicago office, in addition to their offices in Orange County, CA, and will further expand their coast-to-coast presence.
buyer: TRIBUS
TRIBUS is a leading pioneer in changing the face of online real estate tools and systems that focus on increased productivity and efficiency both for real estate agents and brokerages. "
target: SquaredR Consulting, Inc.
SquaredR is a leading content marketing solutions provider that has assisted real estate and mortgage professionals across the United States in maximizing their online presence through custom content, on and off-page search engine optimization strategies, email marketing, and public relations.
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closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Found Me Online merged with SEO Houston Pros,

synopsis: Found Me Online has merged with SEO Houston Pros, the #1 search engine optimization (SEO) agency in Houston, TX. Found Me Online is a full-service digital marketing company that primarily serves the mortgage and real estate industry in the Houston area. They provide top SEO strategies that put their clients on top of the search engine result page.
buyer: SEO Houston Pros
SEO Houston Pros is the #1 search engine optimization (SEO) agency in Houston, TX. SEO Houston Pros offers SEO, reputation management, web design, and social media marketing services. SEO Houston Pros leverage's a business's existing website to drive massive amount of leads to the business. "
target: Found Me Online
Found Me Online is a full-service digital marketing company with a focus on results. Found Me Online primarily serves the mortgage and real estate industry in the Houston area. They provide top search engine optimization strategies that put their clients on top of the search engine result page.
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closed 9/24/2008 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired Bankaholic

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. has acquired Bankaholic, a financial information Web site. Bankrate will take over the operation and management of the Bankaholic Web site immediately.
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. "
target: Bankaholic
Bankaholic provides rate information on savings products, such as certificates of deposit, savings accounts, and money market accounts, as well as insurance quotes and a comparison of the best credit card offers online.
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closed 2/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

CampusLogic, Inc., acquired Cegment, Inc.

synopsis: CampusLogic announces the acquisition of Cegment’s Net Price Calculator (NPC) and Award Letter business. A pioneer in the NPC business, Cegment helps create transparency in higher education financing so families can better understand and assess the cost of a college degree.
buyer: CampusLogic, Inc.
CampusLogic transforms the way higher education delivers financial aid with the first—and only—student engagement platform. Their cloud-based technology helps schools increase accessibility to education, reduce student borrowing, and drive down the cost of financial aid administration. "
target: Cegment, Inc.
Cegment works with colleges and universities to provide innovative solutions for enrollment and financial aid marketing. Cegment's Net Price Calculator helps create transparency in higher education financing so families can better understand and assess the cost of a college degree.
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closed 7/28/2010 via BusinessWeek

Zbill, Inc., acquired Home-Account, Inc.

synopsis: Home-Account, Inc. was acquired by Zbill, Inc.
buyer parent: Payment Data Systems, Inc.
buyer: Zbill, Inc.
Zbill, Inc. offers private labeled electronic payment solutions to billers, banks, service bureaus, and stored value card issuers. "
target: Home-Account, Inc.
Home-Account, Inc. operates as a mortgage-finding services company. It provides Web-based mortgage buying subscription services. The company was incorporated in 2008 and is based in San Francisco, California.
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closed 2/6/2008 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired Lower Fees, Inc.

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. has acquired the assets of Lower Fees, Inc. which operates feedisclosure.com and is located in Westlake Village, CA.
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. "
target: Lower Fees, Inc.
Fee Disclosure has developed a patent pending online portal to create an open marketplace to break down complicated vendor fees associated with the mortgage process. Fee Disclosure empowers consumers with comprehensive information to make smart real estate decisions and reduce transaction costs.
price ($mm)
$2.85
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 9/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

Reverse Mortgage Lenders Direct, acquired AboutReverseMortgages.com

synopsis: Reverse Mortgage Lenders Direct accounces the acquisition of www.aboutreversemortgages.com, one of the highest ranked sites in the reverse mortgage market niche.
buyer: Reverse Mortgage Lenders Direct
Reverse Mortgage Lenders Direct is the leading reverse mortgage website providing unbiased information about reverse mortgage programs. "
target: AboutReverseMortgages.com
AboutReverseMortgages.com had developed one of the highest organically ranked websites in the reverse mortgage market. AboutReverseMortgages.com operates as an online search engine which gives information about reverse mortgages.
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announced 3/29/2016 via PR Newswire

Dean Media Group will be merged with Fusion92,

synopsis: Fusion92, a marketing agency that focuses on helping growth-stage and Fortune 500 companies across a number of industries, and Dean Media, a company comprised of digital marketing experts with deep expertise in the financial vertical, announced the signing of a definitive agreement in which the two agencies will merge.
buyer: Fusion92
Fusion92 is a marketing agency that focuses on helping growth-stage and Fortune 500 companies across a number of industries including financial, CPG, telecommunications and automotive. Fusion92 partners with its clients on marketing, media, creative services, innovation, and consumer engagement. "
target: Dean Media Group
Dean Media is comprised of passionate digital marketing experts with deep expertise in the financial vertical. Dean Media is an industry pioneer when it comes to data-driven marketing and programmatic media strategy, technology and execution.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

RockBridge Growth Equity, acquired White Glove Workshops

synopsis: Rockbridge Growth Equity LLC, a Detroit-based private equity firm, has acquired a majority stake in White Glove, a marketing company that makes it easy for financial advisors and other service professionals to be successful. White Glove provides services for seminar marketing and social media.
buyer: RockBridge Growth Equity
Rockbridge Growth Equity is a Detroit-based private equity firm that helps exceptional companies accelerate growth and build long-term value for its stakeholders. The firm invests in the financial and business services, consumer-direct marketing, and sports, media & entertainment industries. "
target: White Glove Workshops
White Glove is a marketing company that makes it easy for financial advisors and other service professionals to be successful. White Glove provides services for seminar marketing and social media. White Glove utilizes digital marketing to bring the right attendees to each seminar.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Arch Capital Group Ltd., will acquire Precision Marketing Asia Pacific

synopsis: Arch Reinsurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has entered into an agreement in principle to obtain a majority stake in Precision Marketing Asia Pacific, an Australian company that provides data-driven marketing solutions to banks, insurance companies, retailers and health care organizations across the Asia-Pacific region.
buyer: Arch Capital Group Ltd. (ACGL:$6,928.20)
Arch Capital Group Ltd., a Bermuda-based company, provides insurance, reinsurance and mortgage insurance on a worldwide basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries. Arch Worldwide Reinsurance Group, a part of Arch Capital Group Ltd., provides reinsurance to its clients around the globe. "
target: Precision Marketing Asia Pacific
Precision Marketing Asia Pacific (PMAP) is an Australian company that provides data-driven marketing solutions to banks, insurance companies, retailers and health care organizations across the Asia-Pacific region.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

Uncommn, acquired Marketing Partners

synopsis: Uncommn announced it has acquired Marketing Partners Inc., a well-known marketing services company based in Bethlehem, Pa. Since 1997, the agency has assisted hundreds of credit unions with marketing resources and dedicated programs. The combined company will operate as Uncommn Marketing Partners.
buyer: Uncommn
Uncommn provides strategic marketing and creates affordable custom websites for credit unions, community banks and organizations that embrace being different. "
target: Marketing Partners
Marketing Partners Inc. is a well-known marketing services company based in Bethlehem, Pa. Since 1997, the agency has assisted hundreds of credit unions with marketing resources and dedicated programs, from small credit unions to those with more than $2 billion in total assets.
price ($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.
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Solocal Group
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EBITDA ($mm)
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iREP Co., Ltd.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Porta Communications plc
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EBITDA ($mm)
$0.84
EBIT ($mm)
($0.51)
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Catena Media
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EBITDA ($mm)
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