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closed 1/31/2013 via PR Newswire

MWW Group, Inc., acquired Capital Public Affairs, Inc.

synopsis: MWW, one of the top ten global independent public relations firms, announced that it has acquired Capital Public Affairs, Inc., one of the state's leading public affairs and government relations firms. Capital Public Affairs' team includes specialists in government relations, coalition building, issues management and grassroots campaigns.
buyer: MWW Group, Inc.
MWW is a public relations firm. The firm is industry-recognized for its work in consumer lifestyle marketing, digital marketing and social media, corporate communications, public affairs and government relations, consumer technology, healthcare and visual branding. "
target: Capital Public Affairs, Inc.
Capital Public Affairs is a full-service public affairs firm specializing in aggressive lobbying activities with coordinated grassroots efforts and proactive public relations.
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closed 2/1/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Englander Knabe & Allen, acquired McConnell Government Relations

synopsis: Englander Knabe & Allen , a strategic communications firm specializing in Lobbying, Public Affairs and Issues and Crisis Communications and Litigation Support, has acquired McConnell Government Relations, a government and public affairs firm with strong contacts in Los Angeles City Hall and the Los Angeles County Hall of Administration.
buyer: Englander Knabe & Allen
Englander Knabe & Allen is a strategic communications firm specializing in Lobbying, Public Affairs and Issues and Crisis Communications and Litigation Support. The company's client roster includes companies such as Westfield, Motorola, BNSF Railway, Downey Regional Medical Center, etc. "
target: McConnell Government Relations
McConnell Government Relations is a successful government and public affairs firm with strong contacts in Los Angeles City Hall and the Los Angeles County Hall of Administration. Its clients include The Nuance Group USA, Gafcon, The Paradies Shops, and Envista Corporation.
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closed 7/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Built Environment Communications Group Limited, acquired Cavendish Advocacy Limited

synopsis: Built Environment Communications Group has acquired global public affairs consultancy Cavendish, which it has re-named Cavendish Advocacy. Cavendish has a 17-year track record in government relations advocacy across the UK and internationally, on behalf of clients including Google, Starbucks, and more.
buyer: Built Environment Communications Group Limited
Built Environment Communications Group (BECG) is a sector specialist communications consultancy for the built environment. Across nine UK-wide offices, they provide private and public sector clients with expert counsel and communications services. "
target: Cavendish Advocacy Limited
For nearly 20 years, Cavendish has been helping clients with their political and corporate communications both nationally and internationally. Cavendish has a track record in government relations advocacy across the UK and internationally, on behalf of clients including Google, Starbucks, and more.
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closed 10/19/2016 via Company Press Release

Urban Associates, Inc. merged with Prime Strategies, LLC.,

synopsis: Prime Strategies, LLC is merging with Urban Associates, a top-flight government relations and public affairs firm with deep ties throughout all levels of government, business, and labor in California. Prime Strategies specializes in government relations, corporate affairs, and public relations with a national and international reach.
buyer: Prime Strategies, LLC.
Prime Strategies is a full-service, consulting firm. The firm’s core services include government relations, public affairs, and crisis management. "
target: Urban Associates, Inc.
Urban Associates, Inc. is a top-flight government relations and public affairs firm with deep ties throughout all levels of government, business, and labor in California.
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closed 11/4/2009 via PR Newswire

Daniel J. Edelman, Inc., acquired Grassroots Enterprise

synopsis: Daniel J. Edelman, Inc. announced that it has acquired Grassroots Enterprise, a bi-partisan digital grassroots advocacy firm specializing in creative engagement strategies for national organizations, corporations, trade associations, and government agencies since 1999.
buyer: Daniel J. Edelman, Inc.
Edelman is the world's leading independent public relations firm, with 3,200 employees in 51 offices worldwide. Edelman owns specialty firms Blue (advertising), StrategyOne (research), and BioScience Communications (medical education and publishing). "
target: Grassroots Enterprise
Founded in 1999, Grassroots Enterprise is an aggressively bi-partisan, public affairs firm specializing in advocacy campaigns, high-impact communications and creative engagement strategies for national organizations, corporations, trade associations, and government agencies.
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closed 8/11/2009 via BNC Analysis

DTW Advertising & Marketing Limited, acquired DTW Advertising & Marketing Limited

synopsis: The buy-out sees co-founder Robin Treacher exit, losing his 50 per cent share in the business, while co-founder and MD Pete Whelan remains but has had his 50 per cent stake halved. The remaining 75 per cent has now been shared equally between company directors Chris Taylor, Lorna McAteer-Bingham and Hayley Stewart.
buyer: DTW Advertising & Marketing Limited
DTW Advertising & Marketing Limited is a specialist PR and marketing consultancy, working in and around the public sector and winning national acclaim for the quality of their work. "
target: DTW Advertising & Marketing Limited
DTW Advertising & Marketing Limited is a specialist PR and marketing consultancy, working in and around the public sector and winning national acclaim for the quality of their work.
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closed 6/17/2011 via BNC Analysis

Regan Communications Group, Inc., acquired barry r. epstein associates, inc.

synopsis: Regan Communications Group, a national PR agency with local offices at 127 Dorrance St., announced it has acquired Barry R. Epstein Associates of Boca Raton, Florida. Epstein is a PR, marketing, association management and political consulting firm.
buyer: Regan Communications Group, Inc.
Regan Communications Group, Inc. provides public relations services to corporations, non-profits, start-ups, and individuals in the United States. It creates strategies, story content, and media structure for newspaper, TV, radio, and magazine coverage. "
target: barry r. epstein associates, inc.
barry r. epstein associates, inc. offers public relations, marketing communications and political consulting services. Their clients include political & marketing campaigns, editorial services, community relations and special event organizers.
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closed 1/15/2019 via BusinessWire

REQ, acquired SpeakerBox

synopsis: Leading digital marketing company REQ announced its acquisition of SpeakerBox, an award-winning strategic communications and public relations firm serving the B2B and B2G technology sector with clients ranging from emerging fast-growing firms to Fortune 100 companies.
buyer: REQ
A leading digital marketing and brand management company, REQ outpaces changes in today’s rapidly evolving media landscape by bringing reputation, advocacy, brand, and business results to new heights. They are based in Washington, DC. "
target: SpeakerBox
SpeakerBox is an award-winning strategic communications and public relations firm serving the B2B and B2G technology sector with clients ranging from emerging fast-growing firms to Fortune 100 companies.
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closed 9/21/2015 via PR Newswire

Home Front Communications merged with Elmendorf | Ryan,

synopsis: Elmendorf | Ryan, one of Washington's foremost government relations practices, and Home Front Communications, a prominent strategic communications firm, have merged to create Subject Matter. Subject Matter combines the legislative and policy expertise of Elmendorf | Ryan with the digital, advertising, creative and media skills from Home Front.
buyer: Elmendorf | Ryan
Elmendorf | Ryan provides a breadth of experience assisting clients reach their public policy objectives. The firm includes policy advisors who have experience in the highest levels of congressional leadership and with the intra-party constituencies that are crucial to tactical planning. "
target: Home Front Communications
Founded in 1998, Home Front Communications is a fully integrated strategic communications agency that offers advertising, branding, design, digital strategy, interactive development, content solutions, media strategy and targeted outreach.
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closed 1/31/2013 via PR Newswire

MWW Group, Inc., acquired Capital Public Affairs, Inc.

synopsis: MWW, one of the top ten global independent public relations firms, announced that it has acquired Capital Public Affairs, Inc., one of the state's leading public affairs and government relations firms. Capital Public Affairs' team includes specialists in government relations, coalition building, issues management and grassroots campaigns.
buyer: MWW Group, Inc.
MWW is a public relations firm. The firm is industry-recognized for its work in consumer lifestyle marketing, digital marketing and social media, corporate communications, public affairs and government relations, consumer technology, healthcare and visual branding. "
target: Capital Public Affairs, Inc.
Capital Public Affairs is a full-service public affairs firm specializing in aggressive lobbying activities with coordinated grassroots efforts and proactive public relations.
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closed 4/7/2021 via PR Newswire

MikeWorldWide, acquired Chameleon PR

synopsis: MikeWorldWide, one of the world's leading independent public relations firms, has acquired Chameleon, a European technology PR consultancy. Chameleon creates and tells brilliant stories that bring B2B brands closer to customers. They offer services for public relations, analyst relations, content marketing, social media marketing, and more.
buyer: MikeWorldWide
MikeWorldWide (MWW) is among the world's leading independent, full-service PR agencies with talent hubs across the US and the UK. MWW's global network leverages dedicated strategy, data and analytics, social media, creative, and technology teams to help clients make the most of every opportunity. "
target: Chameleon PR
Chameleon is a European technology PR consultancy. Chameleon creates and tells brilliant stories that bring B2B brands closer to customers, influencers, and their own people. They offer services for public relations, analyst relations, content marketing, social media marketing, and more.
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closed 12/10/2020 via PR Newswire

MWW Group, Inc., acquired Everywhere, LLC

synopsis: MWWPR, one of the world's leading independent public relations firms, has acquired social media and influencer marketing shop, Everywhere Agency to expand the depth and expertise of MWW's global digital influencer team. MWWPR made the acquisition as part of its ongoing investment in its influencer capabilities as a core integrated service offering.
buyer: MWW Group, Inc.
MWWPR is among the world's leading independent, integrated PR agencies with nine offices across the US and the UK. Powered by data and guided by insights, intellect and human instincts, the agency leans heavily into a digitally-led, content-driven approach. "
target: Everywhere, LLC
Everywhere is an influencer marketing and social media marketing agency. Its award-winning campaigns leverage the power of influencers and compelling content to create buzz online for brands and help them communicate more effectively with their customers.
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closed 8/22/2018 via PR Newswire

MWW Group, Inc., acquired Search Interactions

synopsis: MWWPR announced the acquisition of Search Interactions (SI), one of the industry's top digital marketing agencies specializing in SEO, SEM, content creation, optimization and research. The SI team will be joining the MWWPR's global digital services team.
buyer: MWW Group, Inc.
MWWPR is among the world's leading independent, integrated PR agencies with eight offices across the US and the UK. Powered by data and guided by insights, intellect and human instincts, the agency leans heavily into a digitally-led, content-driven approach. "
target: Search Interactions
Search Interactions is a boutique digital marketing agency focused on organic and earned media growth and audience development, which it achieves for clients via its talents in search engine optimization (SEO), content optimization, paid search management, search results page optimization, and more.
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closed 10/5/2015 via PR Newswire

MWW Group, Inc., acquired Berk Communications

synopsis: MWWPR, one of the world's top independent public relations agencies with a global network of nine offices across the US and Europe, announced its acquistion of Berk Communications, a full-service, boutique public relations firm specializing in sports, entertainment, travel, lifestyle publicity and event planning.
buyer: MWW Group, Inc.
MWW is one of the nation's top mid-sized public relations firms and one of the five largest independent agencies. The firm is industry-recognized for its work in consumer lifestyle marketing, digital marketing and social media, corporate communications, public affairs and more. "
target: Berk Communications
Berk Comm & Marketing Group provides public relations and strategic marketing counsel to help companies and individuals convey their message to the public.
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announced 11/11/2014 via PR Newswire

MWW Group, Inc., will acquire Braben Communications

synopsis: MWW, one of the world's top independent public relations firms, is to acquire Braben, a leading UK specialist communications agency for the media, technology and advertising industries. The deal will further accelerate MWW's rapid growth in the UK market as it seeks to build the country's leading full-service, mid-sized, independent, PR agency.
buyer: MWW Group, Inc.
MWW is one of the nation's top mid-sized public relations firms and one of the five largest independent agencies. The firm is industry-recognized for its work in consumer lifestyle marketing, digital marketing and social media, corporate communications, public affairs and more. "
target: Braben Communications
Braben launched in January 1994 as the first specialist, full-service PR consultancy for the media industry in the UK and Europe and have represented hundreds of businesses across the media, marketing, technology and entertainment landscape.
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closed 10/28/2014 via PR Newswire

MWW Group, Inc., acquired Ideation Inc

synopsis: MWW, an independent public relations firm, announced it has acquired Ideation Inc.-a development lab. Ideation will enhance technology innovation within MWW, expand its digital capabilities and build custom solutions for clients across the agency by leveraging real-time data and user behavior analytics to create unique experiences for consumers.
buyer: MWW Group, Inc.
MWW is one of the nation's top mid-sized public relations firms and one of the five largest independent agencies. The firm is industry-recognized for its work in consumer lifestyle marketing, digital marketing and social media, corporate communications, public affairs and more. "
target: Ideation Inc
Ideation Inc. is a New York based lab that creates experiences for clients driven by real-time data and builds products for companies ranging from bleeding edge technology startups to Fortune 100 companies.
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closed 3/3/2014 via PR Newswire

MWW Group, Inc., acquired Macias Media Group

synopsis: MWW, one of the top five independent public relations firms, announced that it has acquired Macias Media Group LLC (MMG), a full-service marketing, public relations and corporate communications firm focused on connecting clients with the coveted LGBT consumer space.
buyer: MWW Group, Inc.
MWW is a public relations firm. The firm is industry-recognized for its work in consumer lifestyle marketing, digital marketing and social media, corporate communications, public affairs and government relations, consumer technology, healthcare and visual branding. "
target: Macias Media Group
Macias Media Group ("MMG") focuses on consumer and sales marketing as well as corporate communications, public relations, and crisis management. MMG represents the largest and most respected LGBT media brands in the world.
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closed 11/13/2013 via PR Newswire

MWW Group, Inc., acquired Parys Communications

synopsis: MWW, one of the top five independent public relations firms in the United States, announced that it has acquired London-based Parys Communications. Parys Communications is a top boutique communications consultancy focused on delivering corporate, consumer and b2b campaigns for a wide range of clients.
buyer: MWW Group, Inc.
MWW is a public relations firm. The firm is industry-recognized for its work in consumer lifestyle marketing, digital marketing and social media, corporate communications, public affairs and government relations, consumer technology, healthcare and visual branding. "
target: Parys Communications
Parys Communications is a top boutique communications consultancy focused on delivering corporate, consumer and b2b campaigns for a wide range of clients including Four Seasons Healthcare, News UK, BBC, Three UK and Level 3.
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closed 1/31/2013 via PR Newswire

MWW Group, Inc., acquired Capital Public Affairs, Inc.

synopsis: MWW, one of the top ten global independent public relations firms, announced that it has acquired Capital Public Affairs, Inc., one of the state's leading public affairs and government relations firms. Capital Public Affairs' team includes specialists in government relations, coalition building, issues management and grassroots campaigns.
buyer: MWW Group, Inc.
MWW is a public relations firm. The firm is industry-recognized for its work in consumer lifestyle marketing, digital marketing and social media, corporate communications, public affairs and government relations, consumer technology, healthcare and visual branding. "
target: Capital Public Affairs, Inc.
Capital Public Affairs is a full-service public affairs firm specializing in aggressive lobbying activities with coordinated grassroots efforts and proactive public relations.
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closed 6/5/2012 via PR Newswire

MWW Group, Inc., acquired Enso Communications

synopsis: MWW, one of the top ten global independent public relations firms, announced that it has acquired Enso Communications, a Los Angeles-based public relations and brand marketing firm. Enso founding partner JP Schuerman will join MWW as executive vice president and general manager of MWW's Los Angeles office.
buyer: MWW Group, Inc.
MWW is one of the nation's top mid-sized public relations firms. It is industry-recognized for its work in consumer lifestyle marketing, digital marketing and social media, corporate communications, public affairs and government relations, consumer technology, healthcare and visual branding. "
target: Enso Communications
Enso Communications is a full-service public relations and brand marketing firm serving clients across multiple industries and sectors. The company is based in Los Angeles, CA.
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closed 1/5/2011 via PR Newswire

MWW Group, Inc., acquired MWW Group, Inc.

synopsis: MWW Group, Inc., one of the nation's top public relations firms for nearly 25 year has announced that the agency has completed a management led buy-out from the Interpublic Group of Companies. MWW Group is one of the nation's five largest independent public relations firms.
buyer: MWW Group, Inc.
MWW Group, Inc. is one of the nation's top full service agencies and one of the largest mid-sized firms with industry-leading practice areas in corporate communications, consumer marketing, public affairs and government relations. "
target parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
target: MWW Group, Inc.
MWW Group, Inc. is one of the nation's top full service agencies and one of the largest mid-sized firms with industry-leading practice areas in corporate communications, consumer marketing, public affairs and government relations.
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closed 3/1/2021 via BusinessWire

Kreps PR & Marketing merged with BrandStar,

synopsis: Kreps PR & Marketing has merged with BrandStar, an integrated production and marketing agency. Kreps PR is a full-service public relations firm. Kreps PR offers public relations, social media, marketing, event and activation, and crisis management services to clients in multiple industries.
buyer: BrandStar
BrandStar is an integrated production and marketing agency. BrandStar combines creative storytelling, marketing strategy, results-driven media, technology innovation, and television production to help brands grow. They offer services for branded entertainment, marketing, production, and more. "
target: Kreps PR & Marketing
Kreps PR & Marketing is a full-service public relations firm. Kreps PR offers public relations, social media, marketing, event and activation, and crisis management services to clients in multiple industries. They deliver measurable communications programs that build brand value.
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closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Havas, acquired BLKJ

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, has acquired BLKJ, an independent creative agency in Singapore. BLKJ engineers marketing moments for brands in culture, entertainment and media. The agency uses tech and film to make brands famous. Their clients include brands such as StarHub, Scoot, Great Eastern, and more.
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: BLKJ
BLKJ is an independent creative agency in Singapore. BLKJ engineers marketing moments for brands in culture, entertainment and media. The agency uses tech and film to make brands famous. Their clients include leading brands such as StarHub, Scoot, Great Eastern, and more.
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closed 2/10/2021 via Company Press Release

Havas, acquired Inbar Merhav G

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, has acquired Inbar Merhav G, a full-service advertising agency in Israel. Inbar Merhav G creates meaningful connections between people and brands using creativity and media. Their range of marketing services include advertising, content, brand management, and digital & social.
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: Inbar Merhav G
Inbar Merhav G is a full-service advertising agency in Israel. Inbar Merhav G creates meaningful connections between people and brands using creativity, media, and innovation. Their range of marketing services include advertising, content, brand management, and digital & social.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Wire Media Limited merged with John Doe,

synopsis: Wire has merged with John Doe, a UK-based creative agency. Wire is a creative marketing and PR agency in the UK. Wire helps their clients to achieve their business goals, improve brand awareness, and drive exceptional engagement. They offer PR, experiential, digital marketing, and design services.
buyer: John Doe
John Doe is a UK-based creative agency. John Doe builds brands recognised for who they are and why they matter. They help brands to communicate their reason for being across channels and across the country. Their services include PR, advertising, digital, content, and experiential. "
target: Wire Media Limited
Wire is a creative marketing and PR agency in the UK. Wire helps their clients to achieve their business goals, improve brand awareness, and drive exceptional engagement. They offer PR, experiential, digital marketing, and design services.
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closed 1/29/2021 via PR Newswire

JConnelly, acquired AdvisorPR

synopsis: JConnelly, a communications agency serving clients worldwide, has acquired AdvisorPR, a boutique public relations and marketing company that specializes in working with wealth management firms. With the acquisition, AdvisorPR will operate as a division within JConnelly's financial practice group.
buyer: JConnelly
JConnelly is a pioneer in the evolution of how companies and individuals communicate, connect and engage. The company helps build, grow, and protect premier brands, mitigate and manage crises, and influence change. "
target: AdvisorPR
AdvisorPR is a branding, marketing and public relations firm dedicated to providing turnkey marketing communications solutions exclusively to financial professionals. Through a diverse array of PR solutions, including packaged, turnkey PR programs, it helps clients grow their businesses.
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closed 1/28/2021 via BusinessWire

Innovatus Capital Partners, acquired VSA Partners

synopsis: Innovatus Capital Partners has acquired VSA Partners (VSA), a design and brand experience firm that creates brand programs and initiatives across the B2B and B2C omni-channel. VSA will be the foundational entity in a newly created global marketing services platform.
buyer: Innovatus Capital Partners
Innovatus Capital Partners is a New York-based registered investment adviser and portfolio management firm with assets more than $1.5B under management, focused on creating value across special situations, emergent asset classes, private credit, and asset-based investments. "
target: VSA Partners
VSA Partners is a modern creative agency that creates meaningful experiences that solve business problems by addressing human needs. VSA offers a full range of fully integrated capabilities, including branding, advertising, data science, and technology, all under one roof.
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closed 1/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

Low Earth Orbit merged with MediaMonks B.V.,

synopsis: Low Earth Orbit (L.E.O.) has merged with MediaMonks, a global creative production partner. L.E.O. is a digital-first marketing consultancy focused on building meaningful relationships between brands and consumers. The agency has expertise in advertising, social media, influencer marketing, paid media, public relations, and brand reputation.
buyer parent: S4 Capital LLC
buyer: MediaMonks B.V.
MediaMonks, based in the Netherlands, is a global production company that works with clients across industries to craft amazing work for leading businesses and brands. Its production capabilities span the entire creative spectrum, covering anything one could possibly want from a partner and more. "
target: Low Earth Orbit
Low Earth Orbit (L.E.O.) is a digital-first marketing consultancy. L.E.O. is focused on building meaningful relationships between brands and consumers. The agency has expertise in advertising, digital and social media, influencer marketing, paid media, public relations, and brand reputation.
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closed 1/27/2021 via Company Press Release

Integrate Agency LLC, acquired BriteIdea Marketing Group

synopsis: Integrate Agency, a full-service digital and traditional marketing agency, has acquired BriteIdea Marketing Group, an Austin-based digital marketing group. The acquisition will further the integrated suite of traditional, digital and social media services offered by Integrate Agency throughout Texas.
buyer: Integrate Agency LLC
Integrate is an award-winning, full-service PR, social media, and marketing agency. Integrate's services include Pay-Per-Click (PPC), Display Advertising & Remarketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Content Marketing, Email Marketing, Amazon Marketplace, and Local Marketing. "
target: BriteIdea Marketing Group
BriteIdea Marketing is a full-service digital marketing and advertising agency with over 25 years of combined experience. BriteIdea specializes in working with small-to-medium-sized businesses to enhance their digital marketing and advertising efforts.
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closed 1/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

Allison+Partners, acquired Sommerfield Communications Inc.

synopsis: Allison+Partners has acquired Sommerfield Communications, expanding its financial communications and thought leadership capabilities. Sommerfield Communications is a full-service corporate communications and public relations agency with a 20-year track record.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Allison+Partners
Allison+Partners is a fast-growing global communications firm, where daring creativity leads the way. Their ability to harness creativity to move communications from awareness generator to performance driver is unmatched. "
target: Sommerfield Communications Inc.
Sommerfield Communications is a New York boutique shop that specializes in corporate communications. Sommerfield Communications is a full-service corporate communications and public relations agency with a 20-year track record.
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closed 1/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Mortierbrigade merged with Onlyhumans,

synopsis: Mortierbrigade has merged with Onlyhumans, a creative branding and communications agency in Belgium. Mortierbrigade is an independent creative agency in Belgium. The agency has expertise in brand strategy, digital design, multichannel campaigns, social strategy, and influencer & PR management.
buyer parent: Vectis Private Equity
buyer: Onlyhumans
Onlyhumans is a creative branding and communications agency in Belgium. Onlyhumans helps brands and organisations to create a more human and relatable identity. They offer services for branding, creative campaigns, content marketing, SEO, social media marketing, and more. "
target: Mortierbrigade
Mortierbrigade is an independent creative agency in Belgium. Mortierbrigade brings brands to life through creative and impactful campaigns. The agency has expertise in brand strategy, digital design, multichannel campaigns, social strategy, and influencer & PR management.
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closed 1/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

MediaMonks B.V., acquired Decoded Advertising

synopsis: MediaMonks, a global creative production partner, has acquired Decoded Advertising, an independent full-funnel marketing, advertising and design company. Decoded creates breakthrough campaigns to help brands grow. They offer services for experimental design, performance marketing, creative strategy, brand building, brand identity, and more.
buyer parent: S4 Capital LLC
buyer: MediaMonks B.V.
Based in the Netherlands, MediaMonks is a global creative production partner. They work with the world’s leading agencies, biggest brands and innovative media and technology companies. They turn ideas, strategy and IP into award-winning campaigns, film, content, products and platforms. "
target: Decoded Advertising
Decoded Advertising is an independent full-funnel marketing, advertising and design company. Decoded creates breakthrough campaigns to help brands grow. They offer services for experimental design, performance marketing, creative strategy, brand building, brand identity, and more.
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announced 12/16/2020 via Company Press Release

The Shipyard, will acquire Mering

synopsis: The Shipyard, the world’s first “marketing engineering agency,” will acquire independent agency Mering. Combined, the companies will provide clients with expanded capabilities and a strengthened growth proposition. Mering is known for creating work that moves people to engage with brands and drive positive business outcomes.
buyer: The Shipyard
The Shipyard is the world’s first “marketing engineering agency,” known for uniting the power of data and storytelling to create and deliver courageous marketing that is compelling, effective, and measurable. "
target: Mering
Mering is a consumer action agency, creating work that moves people to engage with brands and drive positive business outcomes. Mering's services include insights and strategy, content creation, integrated media, analytics, and production.
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closed 11/18/2020 via Company Press Release

LLYC, acquired Factor C Comunicaciones

synopsis: LLYC announced its purchase of a 90% stake in Factor C Comunicaciones in Chile. With this operation, it will double its size in the Chilean market where it has been operating via an in-house team since 2014. The services brought by Factor C to the market include strategic communications, public affairs, crisis management, and more.
buyer: LLYC
Llorente & Cuenca (LLYC) is the leading communications, reputation management and public affairs consultancy firm with a presence in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. It has twenty three partners and more than 480 professionals. It currently operates in 13 countries through 16 offices. "
target: Factor C Comunicaciones
Set up in 2008, Factor C Comunicaciones is a strategy and public affairs communications agency focused on providing its commercial, corporate and institutional clients with a broad range of consultancy solutions capable of helping them enhance their leadership and reputation.
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closed 10/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sean Joyce, acquired Snakk Media

synopsis: Snakk Media, a mobile media advertising company who are experts in engaging mobile consumers, is being acquired by by corporate lawyer Sean Joyce. Snakk Media help people, customers and partners spread messages that inspire people to act, through the new screens in our lives.
buyer: Sean Joyce
Sean Joyce is a corporate lawyer and advisor practicing in Auckland City. Sean has a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Law Degree with Honours from Auckland University, and has over 20 years’ experience in a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions. "
target: Snakk Media (NZSE:SNK:$6.75)
Snakk Media is a mobile media advertising company who are experts in engaging mobile consumers. Snakk Media help people, customers and partners spread messages that inspire people to act, through the new screens in our lives.
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closed 10/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Proches, acquired BMRP

synopsis: Proches, a PR and influencer marketing agency in France, has acquired BMRP, an independent marketing agency in France that specializes in PR, social media and influencer marketing. BMRP helps their clients to expand their brand's exposure and reputation. They offer traditional and digital PR, influencer, social media and content marketing services.
buyer parent: Insign Communications
buyer: Proches
Proches is a PR and influencer marketing agency in France. Proches works with their clients to help them identify media and influencers, anticipate media opportunities, mange relations with journalists, and win over their target audience. "
target: BMRP
BMRP is an independent marketing agency in France that specializes in PR, social media and influencer marketing. BMRP helps their clients to expand their brand's exposure and reputation. They offer traditional and digital PR, influencer, social media and content marketing services.
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closed 10/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hero Corporation Pty Ltd, acquired B.B.E

synopsis: Hero, a marketing agency holding group in Australia, has acquired B.B.E, an Australian marketing agency. B.B.E works with startups and corporates to drive growth through creative technology. They offer strategic consultancy, digital marketing, PR, advertising, and video production services.
buyer: Hero Corporation Pty Ltd
Hero is a marketing agency holding group in Australia. The group is owned by Ben Lilley, an Australian creative entrepreneur and private investor. Hero's network of agencies is comprised of McCann Australia, The Red Republic, SMART, Red Engine SCC and JSA Creative. "
target: B.B.E
B.B.E is an Australian marketing agency. B.B.E works with startups and corporates to drive growth through creative technology. They offer strategic consultancy, digital marketing, PR, advertising, and video production services.
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closed 10/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Siobhan Molloy, purchased Ireland Business from Weber Shandwick Worldwide

synopsis: The Irish Managing Director, Siobhan Molloy, of public relations group Weber Shandwick has bought the business out of the ownership of multinational communications group Interpublic. Weber is a leading global communications network that delivers next-generation solutions to brands, businesses and organizations in major markets around the world.
buyer: Siobhan Molloy
Siobhan Molloy is the Managing Director of Weber Shandwick Ireland. Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications network that delivers next-generation solutions to brands, businesses and organizations in major markets around the world. "
seller parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
seller: Weber Shandwick Worldwide
Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications network that delivers next-generation solutions to brands, businesses and organizations in major markets around the world.
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closed 9/17/2020 via BusinessWire

Havas, acquired Camp + King

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, announced it has acquired a majority stake in Camp + King, an award-winning independent creative agency that combines brand storytelling with expertise in digital, social and content development.
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: Camp + King
Camp + King is an advertising agency with offices in San Francisco and Chicago. Founded in 2011, they combine brand storytelling with expertise in digital, social and content development.
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closed 9/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paprika Global Pte Ltd merged with Huntington Communications,

synopsis: Public relations agency Huntington Communications and creative agency Paprika Global have merged to form Distilleri, an independent strategic communications consultancy. Both agencies are uniting to form a stronger suite of communication solutions as the marketing and media landscapes are becoming more fragmented.
buyer: Huntington Communications
Huntington Communications is a public relations and crisis communications agency that works with global leaders as well as Singapore-based companies to manage reputation and shape opinions. They also specialize in event management, digital and social strategy, branding, media relations and more. "
target: Paprika Global Pte Ltd
Paprika is a fully integrated communications agency established since 2000. They provide a full suite of offerings spanning the following– Strategy, Creative, Digital, Social Networking, Relationship Management and Media Services.
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closed 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Altar Group, acquired Ginger PR Ltd

synopsis: Dundee-based design and digital group ALTAR Group has acquired Ginger PR, a boutique PR agency in the UK. The acquisition of Ginger PR significantly enhances the ALTAR Group's content creation and marketing output and allows the company to offer the perfect mix of on and offline marketing activity.
buyer: Altar Group
UK-based ALTAR Group is a Marketing led suite of Design, Digital, Research, and Communications Consultancies. Comprising four specialist agencies, ALTAR takes a collaborative approach to every project brief and client relationship resulting in deliverables that generate tangible business results. "
target: Ginger PR Ltd
UK-based Ginger is a boutique PR agency with a proven track record at raising the profile of its clients. Ginger provides a variety of services for its clients, including media relations (press, online articles, radio interviews), graphic and web design, social media management, and copywriting.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$13,171.10
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$12,691.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,744.71
EBIT ($mm)
$1,640.00
Net Income ($mm)
$677.65
Employees
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Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
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2020
rev ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
$491.78
EBIT ($mm)
$351.82
Net Income ($mm)
$208.98
Employees
23939
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Ticker: TSE:4324
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dentsu Inc.
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rev ($mm)
$9,737.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,481.52
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
Employees
66400
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BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
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year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
$102.91
Net Income ($mm)
$75.66
Employees
5445
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Ticker: SZSE:300071
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
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rev ($mm)
$477.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.48
EBIT ($mm)
$31.51
Net Income ($mm)
$18.83
Employees
1247
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Ticker: AIM:NFC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next 15
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$444.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$46.65
EBIT ($mm)
$18.80
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2183
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Charm Communications Inc.
Charm Communications Inc.
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$183.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.40
EBIT ($mm)
$2.30
Net Income ($mm)
$4.00
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Ticker: PUS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Public Systeme Hopscotch
Public Systeme Hopscotch
Public Systeme Hopscotch is a communications consultant group, and the French leader in public relations, event, digital and social web, in France and around the globe.
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2014
rev ($mm)
$183.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.24
EBIT ($mm)
$2.13
Net Income ($mm)
$0.14
Employees
462
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Hopscotch Global PR Group
Hopscotch Global PR Group
Hopscotch is a Paris-based communication consulting group that creates sustainable relationships between audiences and brands. Hopscotch specializes in PR, event marketing, and digital marketing. Hopscotch helps brands manage their reputation, engage their audiences, and generate more sales.
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2018
rev ($mm)
$164.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.56
EBIT ($mm)
$3.74
Net Income ($mm)
$3.30
Employees
313
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Ticker: TSE:6058
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vector Inc.
Vector Inc. is a group of marketing companies focusing on public relations. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
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2016
rev ($mm)
$102.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.98
EBIT ($mm)
$16.29
Net Income ($mm)
$8.34
Employees
385
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Ticker: AIM:SECG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SEC Newgate S.p.A
SEC Newgate S.p.A
SEC Newgate, based London, is a research-driven global strategic communications and advocacy group. Its team works at the nexus of business, politics, communities, markets and media to deliver positive outcomes, helping clients clearly demonstrate their purpose, impact locally, all around the world.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$78.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.03
EBIT ($mm)
$4.70
Net Income ($mm)
$0.30
Employees
592
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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).
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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.
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2013
rev ($mm)
$27.07
EBITDA ($mm)
($14.71)
EBIT ($mm)
($15.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
107
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Ticker: AIM:SECG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SEC Spa
SEC Spa
SEC Spa is an Italian public relations company based in Milan, Italy. They specialize in public relations, advocacy and integral communications.
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2017
rev ($mm)
$23.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.06
EBIT ($mm)
$0.86
Net Income ($mm)
$0.20
Employees
226
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