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closed 4/7/2009 via PR Newswire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Nemos

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced that it has acquired Nemos, the highly recognized Zurich-based digital agency in interactive communication. This acquisition once again illustrates Publicis Groupe's ongoing commitment to enriching its digital offer through targeted acquisitions.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is the world's fourth largest communications group, as well as world's second largest media counsel and buying group. Groupe's communication activities cover advertising, through three autonomous global advertising networks: Leo Burnett, Publicis, and Saatchi & Saatchi. "
target: Nemos
Founded in 2002, Nemos is specialized in the full range of digital communication expertise including conception and creative, web site development, social network and media marketing.
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announced 5/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

S-UBG Gruppe AG, will acquire Palmer Hargreaves (UK) Limited

synopsis: Jörn Langensiepen, Iris Heilmann and Susanne Hoffmann, who have jointly headed Palmer Hargreaves Germany since 2013, have acquired the Palmer Hargreaves group, together with the investment company S-UBG Gruppe AG. Palmer Hargreaves is an owner-managed agency group for marketing and communication with locations in Germany, England and more.
buyer: S-UBG Gruppe AG
S-UBG Gruppe AG has been the leading provider of venture capital in the region of Aachen, Krefeld and Mönchengladbach (Germany) for 30 years and offer equity financing opportunities to enterprises with a strong growth potential. "
target: Palmer Hargreaves (UK) Limited
Palmer Hargreaves is an owner-managed agency group for marketing and communication. Around 180 employees work at four locations in Germany, England, Russia and China. They combine a wide range of services - strategy, content, creative and digital - with deep industry expertise.
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announced 5/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

E3 S.r.l, will acquire Conversion S.r.l.

synopsis: DigiTouch, a company specialized in cloud marketing and digital transformation, through its subsidiary E3, will acquire the Conversion-Nextmove group, operating in Italy in omnichannel marketing and in the digital interfaces market. The new company name will be ConversionE3, the result of the transfer and subsequent merger into E3.
buyer parent: DigiTouch
buyer: E3 S.r.l
For almost 20 years E3 S.r.l. has supported their customers from the strategic planning phase to the creation and management of innovative and effective digital engagement projects, with particular attention to the opportunities offered by social networks. They are a part of DigiTouch group. "
target: Conversion S.r.l.
Conversion is the first Italian omnichannel agency and together with NextMove their creativity is enriched in technology. Brands rely on its approach, which enhances every single touchpoint of communication in omnichannel projects capable of obtaining a high conversion rate for consumers.
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$6
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closed 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Thinkingbox, acquired Antisocial Media Solutions

synopsis: Thinkingbox, a Canadian interactive production studio, has acquired AntiSocial Solutions, a full-service web and digital marketing agency based in Vancouver. AntiSocial Solutions provides a wide range of branding services, including content & advertising strategy, social media marketing, photography, video production, and more.
buyer: Thinkingbox
Thinkingbox is a leading creative and digital production studio based in Vancouver. With expertise in creative design, digital development, VR stories, and experiential campaigns, the studio delivers award-winning work to a roster of global agencies and brands. "
target: Antisocial Media Solutions
AntiSocial Solutions is a full-service web and digital marketing agency based in Vancouver. AntiSocial Solutions provides a wide range of branding services, including content & advertising strategy, social media marketing, photography, video production, website development, consulting, and more.
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closed 4/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Farmaè, acquired Valnan Communications

synopsis: Farmaè, a health and wellness retailer in Italy, has acquired Valnan, a communications agency in Italy. Valnan combines traditional marketing and communication skills with advanced know-how in the digital field to help their clients better promote their business. The company specializes in digital consulting, digital advertising, and eCommerce.
buyer: Farmaè (BIT:FAR:$33.78)
Farmaè is a health and wellness retailer in Italy. Farmaè offers over 37,000 products in 10 different categories through their stores and websites. The group operates 8 health and wellness stores and 1 beauty store in Italy. Their products include pharmaceuticals, supplements, cosmetics, and more. "
target: Valnan Communications
Valnan is a communications agency in Italy. Valnan combines traditional marketing and communication skills with advanced know-how in the digital field to help their clients better promote their business. The company specializes in digital consulting, digital advertising, digital tech, and eCommerce.
price ($mm)
$1.31
rev ($mm)
$2
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$0
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0.6x
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12.0x
closed 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Impulse Screen Media, acquired iNC Digital Media

synopsis: Impulse Screen Media, a technology company delivering cross screen marketing opportunities for brands, has acquired iNC Digital Media, the essential digital media partner for traditional advertisers. iNC Digital Media creates high performing digital marketing campaigns for their clients.
buyer: Impulse Screen Media
Based in Sydney, Impulse Screen Media (ISM) is a technology company delivering cross screen marketing opportunities for brands. ISM has built a unique technology platform that captures real-time data from television broadcasts, allowing brands and agencies to optimize digital media buying. "
target parent: Here, There & Everywhere
target: iNC Digital Media
Based in Australia, iNC Digital Media is the essential digital media partner for traditional advertisers. They are a team of like-minded marketing professionals specifically available to create high performing digital marketing campaigns for their clients.
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closed 4/6/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Highwire PR, acquired Wonderscript

synopsis: Highwire PR, a modern communications agency with roots in journalism and technology, has acquired Wondscript, a digital communications consultancy. The acquisition of Wonderscript will help Highwire grow its digital offerings by building new services and expanding client engagements.
buyer: Highwire PR
Highwire is a modern public relations agency designed for disruptive companies. Highwire serves the spectrum of technology clients, including enterprise and B2B technology, security, healthcare technology, and frontier technologies like AI, robotics, quantum, and more. "
target: Wonderscript
Wonderscript is a digital communications consultancy. The company provides scalable workshops as well as coaching and guidance sessions to help re-engineer PR and communications teams to use digital to get better results, faster.
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closed 3/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Publitalia ’80, acquired Beintoo Inc

synopsis: Publitalia ’80, an Italian advertising agency, has acquired Beintoo, an Italian mobile data company operating in the digital advertising and data driven marketing field. Beintoo uses a proprietary SDK that enables them to gather valuable customer insights and create highly profiled mobile advertising campaigns.
buyer parent: FinInvest SpA
buyer: Publitalia ’80
Publitalia ’80 is an Italian advertising agency. Publitalia ’80 creates innovative advertising projects on leading TV channels and networks belonging to the Mediaset Group. Publitalia ’80 helps their clients to reach to 58% of the Italian population through 18 TV channels and networks. "
target: Beintoo Inc
Beintoo is an Italian mobile data company operating in the digital advertising and data driven marketing field. Beintoo uses a proprietary SDK that enables them to gather valuable customer insights and create highly profiled mobile advertising campaigns.
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announced 3/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins, will purchase Marketing Division from Trigger Communications and Design

synopsis: Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins are to acquire the marketing division of Trigger Communications and Design, a Calgary-based advertising and communications agency, from President Larry Bannerman. Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins are the Managing Director and Creative Director of Trigger Communications and Design, respectively.
buyer: Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins
Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins are the Managing Director and Creative Director of Trigger Communications and Design, respectively. They are acquiring the marketing division of Trigger, an advertising and communications agency, from President, Larry Bannerman. They are based in Calgary, AB, Canada."
seller: Trigger Communications and Design
Trigger is a Calgary-based advertising and communications agency. Their marketing division focuses on website design, results-focused integrated marketing campaigns and innovative application development. Their financial communications division is a trusted regulatory reporting partner.
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closed 3/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

PrimeSoft, acquired iGenero

synopsis: PrimeSoft, an IT services firm specializing in product development, has acquired iGenero, a web and digital media agency in India. iGenero designs transformative products that enable businesses to thrive in the modern digital economy. They specialize in mobile and web engineering, content management systems, integrated marketing, and more.
buyer: PrimeSoft
PrimeSoft is an IT services firm specializing in product development. PrimeSoft offers product development, cloud, quality assurance and consulting services to clients from venture funded startups to publicly traded companies in E-Commerce, Healthcare, Networking, Telecom and Banking. "
target: iGenero
iGenero is a web and digital media agency in India. iGenero designs and delivers transformative products that drive change and enable businesses to thrive in the modern digital economy. They specialize in mobile and web engineering, content management systems, integrated marketing, and more.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Defiance, acquired The Refinery Haus

synopsis: Defiance Ventures, a venture builder focused on B2B enterprise technology companies, has acquired The Refinery Haus, a leading full-service digital agency that specializes in customer acquisition and experience.
buyer: Defiance
Defiance Ventures is a venture builder focused on B2B enterprise technology companies. It combines capital and early stage investment expertise with real world capabilities spanning marketing, branding, sales, application development, and cloud architecture. "
target: The Refinery Haus
The Refinery Haus is a leading full-service digital agency that specializes in customer acquisition and experience. The Refinery Haus believes that astounding digital experiences deliver better results
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closed 3/25/2020 via Company Press Release

MMR Research Worldwide, acquired Together Agency

synopsis: MMR Group, global leaders in consumer and sensory research, have acquired Together, an insights driven creative agency that specializes in branding, digital marketing, social media, communications and packaging design.
buyer: MMR Research Worldwide
MMR Research Worldwide works with the food & drink, household, and personal care categories to help brands reach their potential. They have a sensory approach to branding and strive to uncover the deeper meaning consumers attach to company's brand, pack, and product. "
target: Together Agency
Together is an insights driven creative agency that specializes in branding, digital marketing, social media, communications and packaging design. They also offer expertise in web development, UX/UI design, art direction, copywriting and social strategy.
price ($mm)
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$3
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closed 3/24/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Digital Asset Monetary Network, Inc., acquired RegABoost

synopsis: Digital Asset Monetary Network, Inc., a Public Accelerator-Incubator, has acquired a majority stake in TruCrowd Services, LLC (TCS). Operating the RegABoost brand, TCS is a marketing services firm focused on marketing Regulation A+ and Regulation Crowdfunding endeavors for issuers looking to leverage the power of the crowd through the JOBS Act.
buyer: Digital Asset Monetary Network, Inc. (OTCPK:DATI:$0.00)
Digital Asset Monetary Network (DigitalAMN) is a Public Accelerator-Incubator (PAI) that adds niche opportunities to both the microcap and startup communities. As a PAI, DigitalAMN develops and acquires innovations that solve problems through digital platforms and other electronic applications. "
target: RegABoost
TruCrowd Services, owner of the RegABoost brand, is a marketing services agency focused on marketing Regulation A+ (Reg. A+) and Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg. CF) endeavors for issuers looking to leverage the power of the crowd through the JOBS Act.
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closed 3/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Nihilent Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired Hypercollective

synopsis: Nihilent, a global consulting and services company, has acquired Hypercollective, a cross-disciplinary innovations agency based in India. Hypercollective focuses on providing corporates, brands and governments with solutions for communications, strategy, content, design and technology, and data.
buyer: Nihilent Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Nihilent is a global consulting and solutions integration company using a holistic and systems approach to problem solving. Headquartered in Pune India, Nihilent’s executive team has over 350 person-years of experience in international consulting, IT outsourcing and IT services. "
target: Hypercollective
Hypercollective is a cross-disciplinary innovations agency based in India. Hypercollective focuses on providing corporates, brands and governments with solutions for communications, strategy, content, design and technology, and data.
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closed 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Ufenau Capital Partners AG, acquired Integr8 media GmbH

synopsis: Ufenau Capital Partners, a privately-owned Swiss Investor Group that advises private investors, family offices, and institutional investors with investments in private equity, has acquired INTEGR8 media GmbH located in Berlin. INTEGR8 is a full-service digital agency, combining strategy, creation, marketing, and technology.
buyer: Ufenau Capital Partners AG
Ufenau Capital Partners is a privately-owned Swiss Investor Group that advises private investors, family offices, and institutional investors with their investments in private equity. The firm invests in the Education & Lifestyle, Business Services, Healthcare, and Financial Services sectors. "
target: Integr8 media GmbH
Berlin-based INTEGR8 is a full-service digital agency for design, technology, and data-driven marketing. The company provides analysis and strategies for market competition, performance analysis, SEO, branding & creative design, web design, digital marketing & campaigning, chatbots, and more.
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announced 3/18/2020 via Reuters

iSYNERGY, will acquire Ocean Nexus Sdn Bhd

synopsis: iSYNERGY, a leading affiliate marketing network and solutions provider based in Australia, will acquire Ocean Nexus, a full-service digital firm in Malaysia. Ocean Nexus provides custom software solutions and digital marketing services to help their clients grow and expand their business. Their services include web development, branding, and more.
buyer: iSYNERGY (ASX:IS3:$5.20)
iSYNERGY is a leading affiliate marketing network and solutions provider based in Australia. iSYNERGY connects advertisers with affiliates via its affiliate marketing platform, to deliver performance-based affiliate marketing solutions that enhance product/brand awareness and drive business leads. "
target: Ocean Nexus Sdn Bhd
Ocean Nexus is a full-service digital firm in Malaysia. Ocean Nexus provides custom software solutions and digital marketing services to help their clients grow and expand their business. Their services include web development, app development, design and branding, and digital marketing.
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$0.15
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closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hakuhodo, Inc., acquired AdGlobal360 India Private Limited

synopsis: Japan’s second largest advertising company -- Hakuhodo Inc -- has acquired AdGlobal360(AGL). Adglobal360 was ranked as the fastest growing MarTech Company in 2019 by Deloitte. AdGlobal360 is India's Premier Digital Advertising Company serving more than 400 clients, from different parts of the world.
buyer parent: Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Hakuhodo, Inc.
Hakuhodo Inc is an integrated advertising and communication agency headquartered in Japan. It is the core agency of Hakuhodo DY Group, the world’s seventh largest agency company according to Advertising Age’s “Agency Report 2016”. "
target: AdGlobal360 India Private Limited
AdGlobal360 is India's Premier Digital Advertising Company serving more than 400 clients, from different parts of the world, in diverse business verticals like Financial Services, Real Estate, Retail, Education and others.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Ruby6 merged with Cole Lawson Communications Pty Ltd,

synopsis: Ruby6, a Brisbane based marketing, branding, design, and digital agency, has merged with Cole Lawson, an Australian public relations consultancy specialising in communication strategy, media relations and training, and reputation and crisis management, creating one of Brisbane’s largest, mid-sized integrated agencies.
buyer: Cole Lawson Communications Pty Ltd
Cole Lawson is a Brisbane based public relations consultancy specialising in communication strategy, media relations and training, and reputation and crisis management. The agency works with clients across various sectors, including energy, aviation, construction, healthcare, financial, and more. "
target: Ruby6
Ruby6 is a Brisbane based marketing, branding, design, and digital agency. The group's full service, integrated marketing, and creative team offer brand management, print advertising, point of sale displays, digital services, social media strategy, public relations, content creation, and more.
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closed 3/4/2020 via PR Newswire

Bracken Marketing, acquired The Brite Mind

synopsis: Bracken Marketing, a company that combines traditional marketing tactics with leading-edge digital sales and marketing techniques, has acquired The Brite Mind, a hands-on digital marketing agency, focused on helping businesses to scale their digital marketing efforts with actionable data-centric insights.
buyer: Bracken Marketing
Founded in 2016, Bracken Marketing combines traditional marketing tactics with leading-edge digital sales and marketing techniques to generate mass awareness and sales leads for clients across the U.S. and Europe. "
target: The Brite Mind
The Brite Mind is a hands-on digital marketing agency, focused on helping businesses to scale their digital marketing efforts with actionable data-centric insights. They offer a number of services including PPC Account Audits, Account Optimization and Management, Audience Testing, and more.
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closed 3/3/2020 via BusinessWire

Merge World, acquired sandbox Group LLC

synopsis: MERGE, a premium creative technology agency, has acquired the Sandbox Group, a leading independent, full-service, strategic, and digital agency. The partnership of MERGE and Sandbox balances brand building and demand building marketing capabilities while simultaneously elevating brands and driving business growth.
buyer parent: Keystone Capital
buyer: Merge World
MERGE a premium creative technology agency whose capabilities include business & digital strategy, marketing execution, analytics, experience design, and more. MERGE delivers customer engagement solutions across market sectors with specific expertise in healthcare and financial services "
target: sandbox Group LLC
Sandbox is a leading independent, full-service agency that helps companies accelerate growth and drive business transformation. Sandbox has an impressive client roster which includes Abbott Diabetes, American Express, Boston Scientific, Sprint, and LG, among others.
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$33
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closed 4/7/2009 via PR Newswire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Nemos

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced that it has acquired Nemos, the highly recognized Zurich-based digital agency in interactive communication. This acquisition once again illustrates Publicis Groupe's ongoing commitment to enriching its digital offer through targeted acquisitions.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is the world's fourth largest communications group, as well as world's second largest media counsel and buying group. Groupe's communication activities cover advertising, through three autonomous global advertising networks: Leo Burnett, Publicis, and Saatchi & Saatchi. "
target: Nemos
Founded in 2002, Nemos is specialized in the full range of digital communication expertise including conception and creative, web site development, social network and media marketing.
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closed 8/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Affinity ID

synopsis: Publicis Groupe has acquired Affinity ID, New Zealand’s leading independent customer experience agency. They are a technology and marketing agency, enabling large businesses to develop customer marketing platforms designed for systematic growth and scale.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Affinity ID
Affinity ID is New Zealand’s leading independent customer experience agency. They are a technology and marketing agency, enabling large businesses to develop customer marketing platforms designed for systematic growth and scale.
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closed 8/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Rauxa

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has announced its acquisition of Rauxa, an independent, full-service marketing agency. They offer Brand Marketing, Content Marketing, CRM, Direct Response, Web Design and Development and more.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Rauxa
Rauxa is the full-service agency that is rooted in data, enabled by technology, inspired to create and orchestrated to perform for Verizon, Alaska Airlines, Vans and more than 20 other brands. They offer Brand Marketing, Content Marketing, CRM, Direct Response, Web Design and Development and more.
price ($mm)
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$70
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closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired McCready Bale Media Limited

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has acquired McCready Bale Media (MBM), New Zealand’s largest full-service media agency. MBM specializes in digital media and works across all media channels. MBM delivers award winning communication solutions through the power of media and technology.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: McCready Bale Media Limited
McCready Bale Media (MBM) is New Zealand’s largest independent, full-service media agency. MBM specializes in digital media and works across all media channels. MBM delivers award winning communication solutions through the power of media and technology.
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announced 4/14/2019 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, will acquire Epsilon

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, is to acquire Epsilon, an all-encompassing global marketing innovator, from Alliance Data. Epsilson provides unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights and world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
target: Epsilon
Epsilon is an all-encompassing global marketing innovator. They provide unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights, world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms and data-driven creative, activation and execution.
price ($mm)
$4,400
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$1,900
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closed 2/7/2019 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Soft Computing

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has acquired Soft Computing, a leading consultancy and service provider in data sciences and digital technologies applied to marketing and customer experience. They are based in Paris, France.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Soft Computing (ENXTPA:SFT:$53.14)
Soft Computing is a leading consultancy and service provider in data sciences and digital technologies applied to marketing and customer experience. They are based in Paris, France.
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$52
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announced 10/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Xebia France will be merged with Publicis.Sapient,

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced that it is entering into exclusive negotiations to acquire Xebia France, a renowned agile IT consultancy firm that specializes in Data, Web, Cloud technologies, reactive software programming and Mobility. Xebia France would be combined with Publicis.Sapient, the digital business transformation hub of Publicis Groupe.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis.Sapient
Publicis.Sapient, the digital business transformation hub of Publicis Groupe, helps clients drive growth and efficiency and evolve the ways they work, in a world where consumer behavior and technology are catalyzing social and commercial change at an unprecedented pace. "
target parent: Xebia
target: Xebia France
Founded in 2005 by Luc Legardeur, Xebia France is a renowned agile IT consultancy firm that specializes in Data, Web, Cloud technologies, reactive software programming and Mobility. They are based in Paris, France.
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closed 10/4/2018 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Kindred Group

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has announced the acquisition of Kindred Group, the largest, independent digital communications group in Czech Republic.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Kindred Group
Kindred Group is the largest, independent digital communications group in Czech Republic. Kindred Group was founded in 2013 as a collective of independent specialized agencies that includes digital agencies Nydrle and Inspiro; and media agencies Red Media and Go.Direct.
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closed 8/1/2018 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired One Digital

synopsis: Publicis Communications, Publicis Groupe's creative hub, has announced the acquisition of One Digital, a data-driven agency focused on business performance and creativity based in São Paulo.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: One Digital
One Digital is a data-driven agency focused on business performance and creativity based in São Paulo. Founded in 2003, One Digital has 64 employees and works with international and Brazilian brands.
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closed 7/17/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Publicis Health, acquired Payer Sciences

synopsis: Publicis Health, part of Publicis Groupe, announced the acquisition of Payer Sciences, an innovative, data-and-analytics-driven health marketing agency focused on helping biopharmaceutical manufacturers navigate the dynamic U.S. reimbursement environment.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Health
Publicis Health is the largest healthcare communications network in the world.. They are a division of Publicis Groupe S.A., the third largest advertising and media company, giving them unparalleled global reach. "
target: Payer Sciences
Payer Sciences is an innovative, data-and-analytics-driven health marketing agency focused on helping biopharmaceutical manufacturers navigate the dynamic U.S. reimbursement environment.
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Ecosys OOH Advertising Pvt. Ltd

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has acquired Ecosys OOH, India's first digital out of home advertising agency. Ecosys OOH helps brands to connect with consumers by using emerging technologies to deliver more optimized, more engaging, and more targeted OOH campaigns.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Ecosys OOH Advertising Pvt. Ltd
Ecosys OOH is India's first digital out of home advertising agency. Ecosys OOH enable brands to exploit the opportunities in the consumer ecosystem digitally to connect with the consumer using emerging technologies to deliver more optimized, more engaging, and more targeted OOH campaigns.
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closed 11/13/2017 via PR Newswire

Publicis Health, acquired PlowShare Group

synopsis: Publicis Health, part of Publicis Groupe, S.A., announced the acquisition of PlowShare Group, the leading communications agency that specializes in working exclusively with nonprofit organizations and federal agencies on social issue and cause marketing campaigns.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Health
Publicis Health is the largest healthcare communications network in the world.. They are a division of Publicis Groupe S.A., the third largest advertising and media company, giving them unparalleled global reach. "
target: PlowShare Group
PlowShare Group is the leading communications agency that specializes in working exclusively with nonprofit organizations and federal agencies on social issue and cause marketing campaigns.
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closed 9/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Prodigious UK Limited, acquired The Harbor Picture Company Inc.

synopsis: Prodigious, the Publicis Groupe’s production entity, has acquired Harbor Picture Company, a New York-based production studio that works on film, TV and commercial projects. Harbor's model as a bespoke content creation and execution partner offers clients the benefits of an end-to-end offering with a customized approach for every project.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Prodigious UK Limited
Prodigious designs, produces and delivers brand content across all channels, using the best talent, processes and tools. The result is seamless global execution of multiple content types across all markets, without compromising creative quality. "
target: The Harbor Picture Company Inc.
Harbor Picture Company is a Soho, NY-based, full-service production and post-production studio that specializes in best-in-class content creation across the commercial, television and feature film categories. Harbor allows brands and storytellers to create highest-caliber creative work at scale.
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closed 7/5/2017 via PR Newswire

MSLGroup, acquired The Herd Agency

synopsis: Publicis Communications announced the acquisition of The Herd Agency, one of Australia's largest and most-awarded public relations agencies. The Herd Agency specializes in public relations, social media, content and creative. The Herd Agency will be renamed Herd MSL, marking the launch of Publicis Groupe's PR arm MSL into the Australian market.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: MSLGroup
MSL is Publicis Groupe's strategic communications and engagement group. It is one of the world's largest public relations and integrated communications networks and provides strategic counsel and creative thinking. "
target: The Herd Agency
The Herd Agency is one of Australia's largest and most-awarded public relations agencies. They have a team of 55 specialists in public relations, social media, content and creative, with a strong track record in consumer lifestyle, corporate, government, b2b, technology, and integrated campaigns.
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closed 11/30/2016 via PR Newswire

MSLGroup, acquired North Strategic

synopsis: Publicis Groupe's MSLGROUP announced that it has acquired North Strategic, an independent public relations firms in Canada. The acquisition includes Notch Video, North Strategic's online video marketplace. Both firms will retain their names and will work separately but seamlessly alongside MSLGROUP and Publicis Communications operations.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: MSLGroup
MSLGROUP is Publicis Groupe's strategic communications and engagement group, advisors in all aspects of communication strategy: from consumer PR to financial communications, from public affairs to reputation management and from crisis communications to experiential marketing and events. "
target: North Strategic
Since its founding in 2011, North Strategic is a communications agency that drives earned media programs for their clients. They bring mass media coverage, word-of-mouth and social media buzz together with brand strategy and storytelling to help propel their clients’ business forward.
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closed 6/15/2016 via Company Press Release

MSLGroup, acquired Have Faith in Your Brand

synopsis: MSLGROUP has announced the acquisition of the China-based cause marketing consultancy, Have Faith in Your Brand. Have Faith in Your Brand is China’s only PR and cause marketing specialized consultancy.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: MSLGroup
MSLGROUP is Publicis Groupe's strategic communications and engagement group, advisors in all aspects of communication strategy: from consumer PR to financial communications, from public affairs to reputation management and from crisis communications to experiential marketing and events. "
target: Have Faith in Your Brand
Have Faith in Your Brand is China’s only PR and cause marketing specialized consultancy. It has delivered integrated marketing communications campaigns for multinationals and NGOs in corporate citizenship, strategic philanthropy and issues management for clients.
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closed 6/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Digitouch Media Group

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and business transformation, has acquired Digitouch Media Group, an award-winning digital marketing company offering several next generation digital advertisment solutions. Digitouch is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is one of the world's leading communications groups, present in 108 countries. They offer the full range of services and skills: digital, traditional advertising, public affairs, corporate communications and events, media buying and strategy, and healthcare communications. "
target: Digitouch Media Group
Founded in 2008, the Digitouch Media Group is an award-winning digital marketing company offering several next generation digital advertisment solutions. They are based in Istanbul, Turkey.
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closed 3/2/2016 via BusinessWire

Publicis.Sapient, acquired Vertiba, Inc.

synopsis: Publicis.Sapient, part of Publicis Groupe and the world’s largest and most advanced digital transformation platform, announced that it has acquired Vertiba, a Gold Salesforce Consulting Partner specializing in the delivery of Salesforce cloud solutions for data-driven marketing, sales and customer service.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis.Sapient
Publicis.Sapient, part of Publicis Groupe, is a Digital Transformation Platform purpose-built to solve for the challenges of today’s digital world — where companies seek to become fully digital businesses. "
target: Vertiba, Inc.
Vertiba is a Gold Salesforce Consulting Partner specializing in the delivery of Salesforce cloud solutions for data-driven marketing, sales and customer service.
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closed 2/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Saatchi & Saatchi, plc, acquired MercerBell

synopsis: Saatchi & Saatchi, a global creative communications company headquartered in New York, has acquired 100% of customer experience agency MercerBell. MercerBell delivers multi-channel solutions designed to maximize customer value and engage more of a business' prospects.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Saatchi & Saatchi, plc
Saatchi & Saatchi has grown from a start-up advertising agency in London in 1970 to a global creative communications company headquartered in New York with 130 offices in 70 countries and over 6000 employees. "
target: MercerBell
MercerBell is Australia’s leading independent Customer Experience Agency. Through a seamless combination of strategy, data analytics, creativity and technology, they deliver multi-channel solutions designed to maximize customer value and engage more of a business' prospects.
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closed 1/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Africa Group, acquired popimedia

synopsis: Publicis Africa Group has confirmed that it has wholly acquired Johannesburg-based Popimedia in a closed deal. Popimedia, the developer of meedee8, is a South African-born, international ad-tech company that assists brands in optimising digital and social media.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Africa Group
Publicis Africa Group is the fastest growing network of communication agencies in Africa. It is a part of the Publicis Groupe, one of the world's largest communications holding companies, and consists of companies that specialize in all aspects of the modern communication mix. "
target: popimedia
Founded in 2007, Popimedia Innovations is a social media ad tech company. Popimedia's meedee8 is a Facebook advertising and analytics platform which provides organizations with scalability, efficiency and results.
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closed 11/10/2015 via PR Newswire

Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, acquired Langland

synopsis: Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, the largest health-oriented agency network in the world, announced the acquisition of Langland Advertising, Design & Marketing Limited, one of Europe's largest and most highly regarded healthcare communications agencies. Langland turns healthcare intelligence into creative engagement.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Healthcare Communications Group
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group (PHCG) is the largest health-oriented agency network in the world. PHCG manages top-tier agencies specializing in promoting innovative solutions in advertising, digital, branding, message delivery, market access, and medical communications. "
target: Langland
Langland is the world's most creatively awarded healthcare advertising agency. Named 2014 Cannes Lions Health agency of the Year, Langland combined healthcare intelligence with creative engagement to develop patient recruitment and retention strategies for studies of every imaginable type.
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closed 4/7/2020 via BusinessWire

The Dalton Agency merged with The Bradford Group,

synopsis: The Bradford Group, a Nashville-based public relations agency, has merged with the Dalton Agency to create Nashville’s fourth largest public relations and advertising agency as measured by revenue. The Dalton Agency's services range from branding and media strategy to public relations and social media content creation.
buyer: The Bradford Group
The Bradford Group is a PR/marketing firm based in Nashville, Tennessee that integrates public relations, inbound marketing, outbound marketing and social media. They create contagious conversations that build brands. "
target: The Dalton Agency
The Dalton Agency's services range from branding and media strategy to public relations and social media content creation. Through their experiential, interactive and corporate show production, the agency is able to create experiences online, offline & live.
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announced 3/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins, will purchase Marketing Division from Trigger Communications and Design

synopsis: Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins are to acquire the marketing division of Trigger Communications and Design, a Calgary-based advertising and communications agency, from President Larry Bannerman. Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins are the Managing Director and Creative Director of Trigger Communications and Design, respectively.
buyer: Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins
Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins are the Managing Director and Creative Director of Trigger Communications and Design, respectively. They are acquiring the marketing division of Trigger, an advertising and communications agency, from President, Larry Bannerman. They are based in Calgary, AB, Canada."
seller: Trigger Communications and Design
Trigger is a Calgary-based advertising and communications agency. Their marketing division focuses on website design, results-focused integrated marketing campaigns and innovative application development. Their financial communications division is a trusted regulatory reporting partner.
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closed 3/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Horizon Group of North America, acquired Cronin

synopsis: Southport marketing agency Horizon Group of North America has acquired Glastonbury digital-marketing firm Cronin and its visual content production company, Off Leash Studios. The three firms have combined to create a new organization called Cronin Group Holdings, but each will continue operating under their current names.
buyer: Horizon Group of North America
Horizon Group of North America is an insight-driven consumer and retail transformation expert. Horizon Group has successfully grown brands, started and scaled companies, led change, developed innovation, built business development partnerships, and optimized communications. "
target: Cronin
Based in Glastonbury, Cronin is a digitally driven, results-focused marketing agency. The agency’s capabilities include strategy and analytics; advertising; content development; media planning, buying and optimization; digital services; public relations; social media; direct marketing; and research.
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closed 3/26/2020 via Company Press Release

Lambert & Co., acquired Fairly Painless Advertising

synopsis: Lambert & Co., Michigan’s largest public relations and integrated marketing firm, has announced the acquisition of branding, creative and digital agency Fairly Painless Advertising.
buyer: Lambert & Co.
Lambert & Co. is a public relations, investor relations and integrated marketing firm. Lambert helps clients across the globe to build brand awareness, drive sales and scale business. Their portfolio of clients spans a broad spectrum of industries including automotive, food, education and more. "
target: Fairly Painless Advertising
Fairly Painless is a full-service advertising agency providing research, planning and creative services spanning print and digital design, brand strategy, advertising copy and creative, video production, web development, digital marketing services and ad buying.
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announced 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc., will acquire United Communication Group

synopsis: Japanese advertising and marketing giant Hakuhodo DY Holdings Inc. will acquire United Communication Group, a Taiwanese ad agency. United Communication Group creates high-quality communication strategies and content to help their clients win more customers. The group offers services for advertising, public relations, events, digital, and more.
buyer: Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc. (TSE:2433:$13,583.78)
Hakuhodo DY Holdings Inc. is a marketing services company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Today, the Hakuhodo DY Group comprises five distinct groups: Hakuhodo, Daiko, and Yomiko, the core brand agencies under Hakuhodo DY Holdings, along with Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, and kyu. "
target: United Communication Group
United Communication Group is a Taiwanese ad agency. United Communication Group creates high-quality communication strategies and content to help their clients win more customers. The group offers services for advertising, public relations, events, digital, media buying, exhibitions, and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$62 [$90]*
rev ($mm)
$101
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
11.3x
closed 2/14/2020 via Company Press Release

Ringier AG, acquired Admeira AG

synopsis: Ringier, a diversified media company, is acquiring Swisscom’s 50% share in Admeira, making it the sole owner of the marketing company. At the same time, Admeira is being restructured and will focus on the marketing of TV advertising in future. Admeira is Switzerland's largest marketing company.
buyer: Ringier AG
Ringier is a diversified media company with about 6,900 employees across 18 countries. Founded in 1833, Ringier manages leading brands in print, TV, radio, online and mobile media and runs successful print, entertainment and internet businesses. "
target parent: Swisscom
target: Admeira AG
Admeira is Switzerland's largest marketing company. They represent more than 80 strong media brands in the print, radio, TV, online and digital out-of-home domains. They provide their clients with tailored advertising and sponsorship solutions for cross-media campaigns.
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closed 2/5/2020 via PR Newswire

Schireson Associates, acquired Stun Creative

synopsis: Marketing and data strategy firm Schireson Associates has acquired two leading independent creative and brand strategy agencies, Stun Creative and Blackbird, to form "Known." Stun Creative is an advertising agency and production company that specializes in telling brand stories that engage, compel, and activate consumers.
buyer: Schireson Associates
Schireson Associates is a marketing and data strategy consulting firm built around data science, engineering, market research, and advanced analytics. The firm's team of PhD data scientists, engineers, and strategists solve complex business challenges for clients like Microsoft, Google, and Viacom. "
target: Stun Creative
Stun Creative is an advertising agency and production company that specializes in telling brand stories that engage, compel, and activate consumers. Stun provides creative development and execution in all media, including production, post-production, digital, social, animation, key art, and design.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Avatar Agency Group, acquired The Make Beautiful Agency

synopsis: South African The Make Beautiful Agency, launched by Zwelakhe “Zee” Tshabangu in June 2016, has been acquired by M&N Brands. M&N has acquired a 51% majority stake in Make Beautiful and it will be housed within the larger Avatar Agency Group, owned by M&N Brands. The Make Beautiful Agency provides television and radio advertising services.
buyer parent: M&N Brands
buyer: Avatar Agency Group
AVATAR is an established and successful full-service agency group with specialist agencies in traditional advertising, digital advertising, public relations and media. AVATAR unites a professional team of over 50 marketers in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban in South Africa. "
target: The Make Beautiful Agency
The Make Beautiful Agency, based in South Africa, was launched by Zwelakhe “Zee” Tshabangu in June 2016. The Make Beautiful Agency provides television and radio advertising services.
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closed 11/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Affilired, acquired Denomatic

synopsis: Affilired has acquired Denomatic, a Digital Marketing agency specializing in Programmatic and Paid Advertising Channels. Denomatic has positioned itself as a great Programmatic Advertising partner, driving increasingly improved results in all the campaigns they’ve collaborated on.
buyer: Affilired
Affilired is the first Performance Marketing Agency specializing in the Travel Sector. Together we have more than 20 years of experience helping more than 200 companies to increase their Online Traffic and Direct Sales internationally. "
target: Denomatic
Denomatic is a Spanish marketing agency specialized in programmatic advertising created in 2015, which owns a solid portfolio of 173 clients in the travel sector alone. They specialize in the management of advertising campaigns such as programmatic advertising, social networks, and email marketing.
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closed 10/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Jacobs Agency, Inc. merged with Sandstorm Design,

synopsis: Jacobs Agency has merged with Sandstorm, a user experience and digital agency. Jacobs Agency is an independent advertising agency. Jacobs Agency offers services for strategy, digital and social, branding, design, integrated campaigns, and more.
buyer: Sandstorm Design
Sandstorm is a user experience and digital agency that leverages strategic marketing, emerging technologies and usability to create high impact and compelling brand experiences. Sandstorm specializes in brand strategy, content strategy, social strategy, marketing strategy and more. "
target: Jacobs Agency, Inc.
Jacobs Agency is an independent advertising agency. Jacobs Agency offers services for strategy, digital and social, branding, design, integrated campaigns, and more. Their clients include Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, Whole Foods, Smithfield, B&W, ACE Hardware, Amtrak, Gold Promise, and Peoples Gas.
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closed 10/24/2019 via PR Newswire

Falls, acquired Wyse Advertising

synopsis: Falls, a multi-faceted communications, marketing and digital agency acquired Wyse, a brand management and advertising agency that has built a reputation for branding some of the largest companies in the Midwest and beyond, developing memorable campaigns for Smucker's, Applebee's, Sherwin-Williams and Marathon Petroleum.
buyer: Falls
Falls is a strategic marketing, communications & digital firm. They are among the largest, fully integrated firms with a history of serving clients on a regional, national and international basis. Their vision is to help organizations serve their communities and make the world a better place. "
target: Wyse Advertising
Wyse is a full-service branding, advertising and marketing agency. They have built a reputation for branding some of the largest companies in the Midwest and beyond, developing memorable campaigns for Smucker's, Applebee's, Sherwin-Williams and Marathon Petroleum.
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closed 10/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Miroma Group, acquired Fold7

synopsis: Miroma Group, a UK end-to-end marketing and communications collective offering creation and distribution services to clients, has acquired Fold7, UK's 21st Century advertising agency that helps brands become relevant to 21st century consumer.
buyer: The Miroma Group
The Miroma Group is a UK end-to-end marketing and communications collective offering creation and distribution services to clients. Core services include commercial media trading, planning based on real-time data and insights, production and editing of content, and cultural production. "
target: Fold7
Headquartered in the UK, Fold7 is a 21st Century advertising agency. They help brands become relevant to 21st century consumer. They do it by moving beyond the traditional ad agency model, staying at the forefront of culture, and creating ideas that connect with clients’ audience wherever they are.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

ROI Digital Ltd, acquired DM2 Group

synopsis: ROI Digital, a leading online media sales agency in Nigeria, has acquired DM2 Group, a top full service digital and traditional advertising agency in Nigeria. DM2 creates beautiful campaigns to help their clients reach their consumers across online and offline channels.
buyer: ROI Digital Ltd
ROI Digital is a leading online media sales agency in Nigeria. ROI Digital services advertisers, media agencies and brands by offering a bouquet of premium digital advertising and sales platforms for its clients to reach a targeted audience. "
target: DM2 Group
DM2 Group is a top full service digital and traditional advertising agency in Nigeria. DM2 creates beautiful campaigns to help their clients reach their consumers across online and offline channels. DM2 has created memorable advertising campaigns for Coca-Cola, Dangote Group, and more.
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closed 9/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Havas, acquired Buzzman

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, has announced the acquisition of a 51% stake in Buzzman, the most awarded French independent advertising agency. They offer a new model of a 100% independent advertising agency combining supreme creativity with an advanced understanding of consumer engagement.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Havas has a fully integrated model through its Havas Villages around the world. In these Villages, creative, media and healthcare & wellness teams work together, ensuring agility and seamless experiences for clients. "
target: Buzzman
Founded in 2006, Buzzman is the most awarded French independent advertising agency. They offer a new model of a 100% independent advertising agency combining supreme creativity with an advanced understanding of consumer engagement.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Briggs Advertising merged with CD&M Communications,

synopsis: Briggs Advertising in Bath has become part of Portland-based marketing agency CD&M Communications. Briggs Advertising is an agency that designs websites, brochures, print, produces radio, TV, training videos, events, creates trade show booths, strategic marketing plans, and anything else their clients need.
buyer: CD&M Communications
CD&M Communications are a strategic and creative agency that helps clients change the way consumers think about their brands. They specialize in Consumer Advertising, Business Communications, Social Marketing, Branding Strategy, TV, Radio, Print, Web Design, Planning and Buying, PR and more. "
target: Briggs Advertising
Briggs Advertising is an agency that designs websites, brochures, print, produces radio, TV, training videos, events, creates trade show booths, strategic marketing plans, and anything else their clients need. They are based in Maine.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
$6.53*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/10/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Filter Advertising merged with Splendor Design,

synopsis: Filter Advertising, a digital and media advertising agency, has merged with Splendor Design, a full-service marketing and design firm that offers design solutions for intelligent branding, website, and digital marketing.
buyer: Splendor Design
Splendor Design is a full-service marketing and design firm that offers design solutions for intelligent branding, website, and digital marketing. They combine strategic thinking with creativity to solve business problems. "
target: Filter Advertising
Filter Advertising is a digital and media advertising agency. Filter's expertise lies in delivering powerful, captivating visual messaging that connects quickly and viscerally in their short attention span world.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/20/2019 via BusinessWire

Havas, acquired Battery

synopsis: France-based Havas Group has acquired Battery, a culture-driven creative agency. Battery specializes in gaming and streaming entertainment and has created advertising campaigns for Netflix and Activision Blizzard. Battery will become part of the Annex, Havas’ global network designed to help brands tap into the business of culture.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. The Annex is Havas’ fast-growing global network designed to help brands tap into the business of culture, and be renamed Battery Annex. "
target: Battery
Battery is a highly acclaimed, culture-driven creative agency with a specialized focus on gaming and streaming entertainment to bring storytelling to other industries. They create global advertising campaigns for brands like Netflix, Royal Bank of Canada, and Activision Blizzard.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/29/2019 via BusinessWire

Muse Communications merged with Quantasy,

synopsis: Muse Communications, an independent multicultural advertising agency, and Quantasy, a full-service digital agency, announced they have combined operations and resources to offer enhanced marketing and digital solutions for current and future clients.
buyer: Quantasy
Quantasy is a creative brand services agency that creates engaging experiences that occur at the intersection of entertainment, advertising, technology and culture. Quantasy delivers premium interactive and social content for clients in the auto, entertainment, not-for-profit and financial sectors. "
target: Muse Communications
Muse Communications is an independent multicultural advertising agency. Their work helps clients strengthen and expand their connection with culture and the forces that influence it. Their clients include American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Google, Wells Fargo and The California State Lottery.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

McKinney, Inc, purchased Operam Creative Group from Operam

synopsis: Cheil Worldwide full-service agency McKinney has acquired of Los Angeles-based Operam Creative Group, a division formerly within Hollywood media and tech company Operam. Operam Creative Group, which is now McKinney L.A., provides creative artists and media agency services.
buyer parent: Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
buyer: McKinney, Inc
McKinney is a full-service creative and media agency dedicated to unleashing untapped potential. Insightful strategy, planning and analytics shape their creativity, while everything from social media integration to content creation to a dedicated experiential marketing team bring it to the world. "
seller: Operam
Operam Creative Group provides creative artists and media agency services. They work on a project basis with clients such as Amazon Studios, WeTransfer and Orion. Operam Creative Group houses 15 full-time strategists, multidisciplinary creatives, content creators, account managers and producers.
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Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Group, a Chinese A-shares listed public company, is one of the biggest digital IMC groups in China. With a clear strategy of "Big Data, Big Content", Spearhead keeps on expanding its specialty and strengthening its competency through 5 main business units.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$477.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.48
EBIT ($mm)
$31.51
Net Income ($mm)
$18.83
Employees
1247
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Ticker: 4293
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd.
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd. provides Internet advertising and media content businesses. The company offers Internet-based comprehensive marketing support services for corporate clients, including services marketing platforms for ad networks, cloud based CRM services and Web solutions.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$461.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.13
EBIT ($mm)
$16.27
Net Income ($mm)
$17.99
Employees
809
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Ticker: DGIT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Generation, Inc.
Digital Generation, Inc.
Digital Generation, Inc. is the world's leading ad management and distribution platform. DG connects over 11,000 global advertisers and agencies with their targeted audiences through an expansive network of over 6,000 television broadcast stations and over 11,500 web publishers in 75 countries.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$385.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$103.07
EBIT ($mm)
$52.39
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: AIM:NFC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next 15
Next 15
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$376.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$55.93
EBIT ($mm)
$31.05
Net Income ($mm)
$9.67
Employees
1979
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Ticker: ASX:SLM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salmat Ltd.
Salmat Ltd.
Salmat is a leading Australian marketing services business. They partner with their clients to help them with the constant pressure of acquiring and servicing their customers, week-in, week-out. With media, digital and customer service capabilities, Salmat has the right solutions for their clients.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$333.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.46
EBIT ($mm)
$6.75
Net Income ($mm)
$3.26
Employees
3000
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Ticker: BSE:532368
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited has evolved from one of the first search engines on the web into a digital media powerhouse with three major divisions: LYCOS Media, LYCOS Advertising, and LYCOS Life (consumer products division). The company employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$325.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$91.06
EBIT ($mm)
$88.24
Net Income ($mm)
$58.21
Employees
1000
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Ticker: TSE:6553
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SoldOut
SoldOut
SoldOut is a digital marketing company that works to increase the sales of small and medium-sized venture companies in Japan. They refine and pursue marketing techniques without compromise in order to contribute to the success of online businesses of small and medium-sized and venture companies.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$183.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.82
EBIT ($mm)
$6.72
Net Income ($mm)
$3.49
Employees
255
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Ticker: DLGEF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Garage Inc.
Digital Garage produces innovative contexts for the age of the internet by combining three crucial technologies, namely Information Technology, Marketing Technology and Financial Technology. Their core competence is in the integration of the unique areas of specialization in these technologies.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$171.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$23.20
EBIT ($mm)
$18.65
Net Income ($mm)
$24.22
Employees
376
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Ticker: ENXTPA:HOP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hopscotch Global PR Group
Hopscotch Global PR Group
Hopscotch is a Paris-based communication consulting group that creates sustainable relationships between audiences and brands. Hopscotch specializes in PR, event marketing, and digital marketing. Hopscotch helps brands manage their reputation, engage their audiences, and generate more sales.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$164.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.56
EBIT ($mm)
$3.74
Net Income ($mm)
$3.30
Employees
313
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALNBT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetBooster Group
NetBooster Group
NetBooster is a leading independent European agency in digital performance marketing that makes its comprehensive expertise of digital marketing available to its clients to achieve the best possible performance for their investments.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$155.67
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.43
EBIT ($mm)
$4.88
Net Income ($mm)
$0.42
Employees
571
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Ticker: AIM:INTQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ is one of the world's most successful Mobile, Social & APP-based service providers. Their disruptive mobile marketing, rich media and advertising platforms enable clients to profitably engage with the emerging social entertainment ecosystem.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$151.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.25
EBIT ($mm)
$12.92
Net Income ($mm)
$11.84
Employees
155
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Ticker: 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
2018
rev ($mm)
$15,385.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,351.50
EBIT ($mm)
$2,076.40
Net Income ($mm)
$1,146.30
Employees
77300
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Ticker: ENXTPA:PUB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Publicis Groupe SA
Publicis Groupe SA
Publicis Groupe is one of the world's leading communications groups, present in 108 countries. They offer the full range of services and skills: digital, traditional advertising, public affairs, corporate communications and events, media buying and strategy, and healthcare communications.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$10,107.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,997.78
EBIT ($mm)
$1,793.68
Net Income ($mm)
$1,068.22
Employees
73853
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Ticker: TSE:4324
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dentsu Inc.
Dentsu Inc.
Dentsu Inc. has a diverse client portfolio and enjoys solid buying power in all major mass media formats. Dentsu handles the advertising campaigns of many blue-chip companies, and major global clients have chosen the Company to act as a partner in the Japanese market.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$9,737.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,481.52
EBIT ($mm)
$645.53
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
66400
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Ticker: CHRM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charm Communications Inc.
Charm Communications Inc.
Charm Communications Inc. is a leading advertising agency in China. It operates its business under three brands: Charm Advertising, Charm Interactive, and Shangxing Media. Charm offers integrated advertising agency services from planning and managing ad campaigns to creating and placing ads.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$183.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.40
EBIT ($mm)
$2.30
Net Income ($mm)
$4.00
Employees
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Ticker: PTCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Porta Communications plc
Porta Communications plc
Porta Communications Plc acts as a holding company. Within Porta there are individual divisions which provide the following services; Public relations including financial, corporate, consumer and public affairs, Advertising and related services (including digital and media buying).
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$50.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.84
EBIT ($mm)
($0.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
146
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Ticker: YOC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YOC AG
YOC AG
With a portfolio of 300 titles, YOC has the largest digital advertising network in Europe specialized in smartphone and tablet audiences. Their network divides audiences into channels: Business & Finanace, News, Lifestyle, Sport, Entertainment, etc.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$27.07
EBITDA ($mm)
($14.71)
EBIT ($mm)
($15.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
107
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Ticker: ALMNG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mobile Network Group
Mobile Network Group is the top listed mobile marketing, technology and advertising company in France. It is one of the leading independent mobile advertising networks in Europe, with 71 million unique visitors in Germany and Italy, and represents more than 100 premium content publishers in Europe.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$12.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.11
EBIT ($mm)
($1.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
59
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Ticker: OTCPK:IHRT.Q
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc. is one of the leading global media and entertainment companies. The company specializes in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, social, live events, on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,338.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,574.81
EBIT ($mm)
$1,081.98
Net Income ($mm)
$100.70
Employees
18300
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Ticker: ENXTPA:DEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JCDecaux
JCDecaux
JCDecaux SA is the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide. The inventor of the “street furniture” concept, JCDecaux is the only company worldwide to focus exclusively on outdoor advertising and develop activities in all three segments: street furniture, transport advertising and billboard.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3,548.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$601.61
EBIT ($mm)
$296.37
Net Income ($mm)
$226.10
Employees
11772
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Ticker: CCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, reaching people in more than 30 countries across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,683.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$567.53
EBIT ($mm)
$258.20
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5900
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Ticker: DB:SAX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ströer Media
Ströer Media
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,814.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$355.43
EBIT ($mm)
$192.91
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12514
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Ticker: LAMR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lamar Advertising Co.
Lamar Advertising Co.
Lamar Advertising Company is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in North America. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of billboard, interstate logo and transit advertising formats, helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,650.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$709.29
EBIT ($mm)
$479.37
Net Income ($mm)
$341.43
Employees
0
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Ticker: ASX:APN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited is a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand. APN publishes almost 20 daily and more than 80 non-daily newspapers, as well as over 50 websites, mobile sites and apps across Australia and New Zealand.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$649.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$106.64
EBIT ($mm)
$85.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5340
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Ticker: BSE:532705
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd is India's leading media and communications group with its interests spanning across Print, OOH, Activations, Digital, covers all of India as its footprint – and is arguably amongst one of the largest media conglomerates in the country.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$348.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$88.06
EBIT ($mm)
$70.95
Net Income ($mm)
$48.45
Employees
3019
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Ticker: TSE:2461
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F@N Communications Inc.
F@N Communications is an internet marketing company based in Japan. They own and operate several of Japan's largest advertising networks. F@N is currently one of the leading advertising companies in Japan and offers a variety of solutions to help advertisers reach their target audience.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$339.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.35
EBIT ($mm)
$52.56
Net Income ($mm)
$36.14
Employees
341
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