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closed 3/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Levick Strategic Communications, acquired Purple Nation Solutions

synopsis: LEVICK announced the acquisition of Purple Nation Solutions, founded by renowned strategist and crisis manager, Lanny J. Davis and former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele. They are a bipartisan one-stop-shop providing legal counsel, media strategy and public relations, and political lobbying.
buyer: Levick Strategic Communications
Levick Strategic Communications represents companies and countries facing the highest-stakes communications challenges. An international communications firm, they specialize at the crucial intersection of finance, crisis, public affairs, and reputation management. "
target: Purple Nation Solutions
Purple Nation Solutions is a hybrid of law, media, and legislative firm providing legal and strategic communication counsel to both individuals and companies. They are a bipartisan one-stop-shop providing legal counsel, media strategy and public relations, and political lobbying.
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closed 11/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

Remarkable Group Ltd., acquired Pendragon Public Relations

synopsis: Communications and public consultation specialist Remarkable Group has completed the acquisition of Pendragon Public Relations. They specialise in managing stakeholder communications during the planning process for large-scale infrastructure and energy projects.
buyer: Remarkable Group Ltd.
Remarkable Group is an innovative, passionate and award-winning communications agency. Their core disciplines are public affairs & stakeholder engagement, public relations, creative, video & animation and social media. "
target: Pendragon Public Relations
Pendragon specialises in managing communications for large infrastructure projects. They provide advice and stakeholder consultation services, interfacing with politicians, stakeholders, local communities, pressure groups and the media.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bully Pulpit Interactive, acquired Aperture Strategies

synopsis: Bully Pulpit Interactive has purchased Aperture Strategies, the public affairs firm owned by veteran political operative Scott Mulhauser. Aperture Strategies works with corporations, coalitions, nonprofits, trade associations and elected officials to navigate public affairs, policy and management challenges.
buyer: Bully Pulpit Interactive
Bully Pulpit Interactive (BPI) is a modern communications agency that builds believers for brands, causes and candidates. Born in politics and founded by leaders of the Obama campaign, BPI applies unique expertise from to create sophisticated and customized strategies for companies and candidates. "
target: Aperture Strategies
Aperture Strategies is a strategic advisory and communications firm working with corporations, coalitions, nonprofits, trade associations and elected officials to navigate public affairs, policy and management challenges and advise them on developments in Washington and across the globe.
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announced 10/8/2015 via New York Times

Stagwell Group, will acquire SKDKnickerbocker

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, which is being run by the former advertising executive Mark Penn, will acquire SKDKnickerbocker, the public relations group best known for its advertising and campaign work for prominent Democratic clients.
buyer: Stagwell Group (STGW:$1,469.36)
The Stagwell Group LLC is a registered investment advisory company, which will invest in advertising, research, data analytics, public relations, and digital marketing services. "
target: SKDKnickerbocker
SKDKnickerbocker provides strategic advice, public relations, crisis communications, advertising, direct mail, and research to national and international companies, advocacy organizations, associations, leading non-profit organizations, and elected officials.
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closed 11/11/2014 via BNC Analysis

Porta Communications plc, acquired PPS Group Ltd.

synopsis: Porta Communications PLC, the international marketing and communications group, announces the acquisition of PPS Group Limited, a leading independent consultancy specialising in reputation management, community engagement and political consensus building, advising on projects such as complex property, infrastructure and energy developments.
buyer: Porta Communications plc (PTCM:$50.95)
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). "
target: PPS Group Ltd.
PPS Group is an independent, award-winning communications consultancy. They offer services in local a& national public affairs, issues & crisis management, engaging and consulting communities, media relations, mobilizing and securing support, property PR, and corporate communications.
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closed 4/24/2014 via PR Newswire

Lambert, Edwards & Associates, acquired Sterling Corporation

synopsis: Lambert, Edwards & Associates (LE&A), Michigan's leading PR firm, announced it has acquired public policy and issues management firm Sterling Corporation. The move bolsters LE&A's public affairs practice and establishes it as the largest PR firm in the state's capital and the largest public affairs firm in Michigan.
buyer: Lambert, Edwards & Associates
Lambert, Edwards & Associates (LE&A) is a top-10 Midwest-based PR firm and a top-20 investor relations firm nationally with clients based in 20 states and six countries. LE&A serves middle-market companies and national brands and is the state's largest bipartisan public affairs firm. "
target: Sterling Corporation
The Sterling Corporation is a premier Republican public policy and issues management firm specializing in public affairs, political campaigns, ballot initiatives, and fundraising for corporations, trade associations, issue advocacy groups and political candidates.
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closed 4/9/2013 via Company Press Release

Next Fifteen Communications Group plc, acquired Connections Media LLC

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc announced that it has acquired an 80% stake in Connections Media LLC, a full-service digital agency specializing in politics and public affairs. The firm provides complete digital campaign services including: strategy, advertising, and social media to political, advocacy and corporate public affairs clients.
buyer: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next Fifteen Communications Group plc is the holding company for a group of worldwide PR consultancies. It owns five independent subsidiary PR agencies that operate as autonomous businesses. It also owns a research business, a policy communications business and a digital consultancy. "
target: Connections Media LLC
Connections Media is a full service digital agency specializing in politics and public affairs. Founded in 2004, it is a talented team of veteran strategists, designers, developers, analytics experts & new media communicators.
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$1.85*
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$3
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closed 4/4/2012 via PR Newswire

DirectImpact, acquired Crowdverb

synopsis: Direct Impact, a leading grassroots advocacy firm that manages communications campaigns on behalf of some of the world's largest corporations and trade associations, announced its acquisition of Crowdverb, a digital management and advocacy firm based in Seattle, Washington.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: DirectImpact
Direct Impact is a premier grassroots public affairs, public education and corporate reputation firm, offering a complete range of services essential to conducting successful grassroots outreach and education, public relations, coalition development and community mobilization. "
target: Crowdverb
Crowdverb's Modern Mobilization™ approach uses a social web technology platform and tool set to build permanent online communities on behalf of clients. Communities can be mobilized instantly and effectively to impact issues and legislation, manage reputations and promote products.
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closed 1/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

Canney Communications, LLC merged with Knight Vision International, LLC,

synopsis: Political public relations veterans Crystal Canney and Felicia Knight have merged their respective firms to form a new Portland-based company in advance of the 2014 elections. Both companies are media consulting firms with expertise in political public relations.
buyer: Knight Vision International, LLC
Knight Vision International is a strategic media consulting firm with expertise in communications, positioning, public relations, public policy, government relations, crisis communications, and media training. "
target: Canney Communications, LLC
Crystal Canney is a political public relations veteran. Canney Communications has been involved in successful campaigns since 2009.
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closed 5/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

Connect Communications, acquired Connect Communications

synopsis: Connect Communications, an award winning independent political communications agency, has announced a Management Buyout by Andy Sawford, Sarah King and Laura Blake, who have completed the purchase of 100% of the shareholding and ownership of the company.
buyer: Connect Communications
Connect Communications is an award winning independent political communications agency. They consistently achieve results – whether helping promote a new policy idea, rebuilding a damaged reputation, or building capacity within in-house teams. "
target: Connect Communications
Connect Communications is an award winning independent political communications agency. They consistently achieve results – whether helping promote a new policy idea, rebuilding a damaged reputation, or building capacity within in-house teams.
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closed 12/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

SEC Newgate S.p.A, acquired ORCA Affairs

synopsis: SEC Newgate S.p.A., a communications and media group, has signed agreements to acquire a 60% shareholding in four tranches in Orca Affairs, a media consulting agency, that works in both the private and public sector.
buyer: SEC Newgate S.p.A (AIM:SECG:$78.39)
SEC Newgate, based London, is a research-driven global strategic communications and advocacy group. Its team works at the nexus of business, politics, communities, markets and media to deliver positive outcomes, helping clients clearly demonstrate their purpose, impact locally, all around the world."
target: ORCA Affairs
ORCA Affairs, based in Germany, applies curiosity, vision, responsibility, initiative, and its own particular personality in developing, managing, executing and assessing communications of sensitive topics related to politics and society for public institutions, interest groups, and corporations.
price ($mm)
$0.86*
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closed 11/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Portland Communications, acquired Forbes Associates

synopsis: Portland, a communications consultancy with international reach, has acquired Forbes Associates to support its growth in the Middle East. Forbes Associates is an exciting new independent consultancy based in Qatar, delivering high-level support in communications and public relations to governments, companies and individuals.
buyer: Portland Communications
Portland is a communications consultancy with international reach. They specialize in integrated media and political campaigns. They support major brands and leading figures on strategic communications, public affairs, international affairs and digital. "
target: Forbes Associates
Forbes Associates is an exciting new independent consultancy based in Qatar, delivering high-level support in communications and public relations to governments, companies and individuals.
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closed 6/8/2016 via Company Press Release

Sussex Strategy Group, acquired Adrenaline Digital Inc.

synopsis: Sussex Strategy Group, one of Canada’s premier government relations and strategic communications firms, announced its acquisition of Adrenaline Digital, a leading digital advocacy company in Toronto. Adrenaline was Canada's first, exclusively digital, public affairs agency.
buyer: Sussex Strategy Group
Sussex is Canada's premier advisory firm for businesses and organizations facing complex challenges involving government, media, and the public. Sussex uses skill, research, extensive campaign experience and creativity to enhance and protect its clients' reputations and interests. "
target: Adrenaline Digital Inc.
Adrenaline was Canada's first, exclusively digital, public affairs agency. Since then, Adrenaline has helped clients across the country form movements around issues and influence public opinion on issues across multiple sectors.
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announced 11/29/2011 via BusinessWire

WPP Group, plc, will acquire The Glover Park Group

synopsis: WPP has agreed to acquire The Glover Park Group (“GPG”), a nationally-recognized strategic communications and government relations firm. GPG offers its clients a suite of fully integrated services including public affairs, media relations, government affairs, opinion research, crisis communications, digital strategy, and others.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$12,801.10)
WPP, through its operating companies, provides a comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services including: advertising; media investment management; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; healthcare communications; direct marketing and specialist communications. "
target parent: Svoboda Capital Partners LLC
target: The Glover Park Group
The Glover Park Group (“GPG”) is a nationally-recognized strategic communications and government relations firm. GPG offers its clients a suite of fully integrated services including public affairs, media relations, government affairs, opinion research, crisis communications, and more.
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closed 2/1/2014 via BNC Analysis

Fleck Consulting, Inc. merged with The WS Group, LLC,

synopsis: Fleck Consulting of Allentown and WS Group of Harrisburg have merged to form Seven Points Consulting. Fleck Consulting Inc. offers a full range of governmental, political and public relations consulting to clients throughout Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region. The WS Group, LLC is a fundraising, direct mail, and strategic services firm.
buyer: The WS Group, LLC
The WS Group, LLC is a fundraising, direct mail, and strategic services firm based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. From candidates for County Commissioner to those seeking statewide office, the WS Group provides tailor-made services that help their clients meet their toughest electoral challenges. "
target: Fleck Consulting, Inc.
Fleck Consulting Inc. offers a full range of governmental, political and public relations consulting to clients throughout Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region. The firm has over 50 years combined experience in public relations, political and governmental consulting.
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closed 3/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Levick Strategic Communications, acquired Purple Nation Solutions

synopsis: LEVICK announced the acquisition of Purple Nation Solutions, founded by renowned strategist and crisis manager, Lanny J. Davis and former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele. They are a bipartisan one-stop-shop providing legal counsel, media strategy and public relations, and political lobbying.
buyer: Levick Strategic Communications
Levick Strategic Communications represents companies and countries facing the highest-stakes communications challenges. An international communications firm, they specialize at the crucial intersection of finance, crisis, public affairs, and reputation management. "
target: Purple Nation Solutions
Purple Nation Solutions is a hybrid of law, media, and legislative firm providing legal and strategic communication counsel to both individuals and companies. They are a bipartisan one-stop-shop providing legal counsel, media strategy and public relations, and political lobbying.
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closed 1/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Levick Strategic Communications, acquired Chase Communications

synopsis: LEVICK, one of the world's leading independent strategic communications, public affairs, and business advisory consulting firms, announced the acquisition of Chase Communications, a public relations and marketing communications firm co-headquartered in San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
buyer: Levick Strategic Communications
LEVICK is one of the world's leading independent strategic communications consulting firms - an industry leader in the areas of risk and crisis management, litigation, business intelligence, public affairs, and corporate and real estate communications. "
target: Chase Communications
Chase Communications is a public relations & marketing communications firm. In addition to its footprint in crisis, corporate, & public affairs, Chase Communications has a strong portfolio and expertise across several disciplines, including healthcare, real estate development, and public affairs.
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closed 9/30/2015 via Company Press Release

Levick Strategic Communications, acquired Mach 1 Group

synopsis: LEVICK announced the acquisition of the MACH 1 Group, which adds Austin, Texas, as the latest geographic expansion of this rapidly growing integrated strategic communications agency. The MACH 1 Group specializes in public affairs, crisis response, branding and strategy.
buyer: Levick Strategic Communications
Levick Strategic Communications is the leading public relations firm that establishes and protects trust. LEVICK deploys uniquely qualified teams - armed with the instincts, influence, and experience needed to win battles in an increasingly complex and challenging world. "
target: Mach 1 Group
The MACH 1 Group specializes in public affairs, crisis response, branding and strategy. Together, its award-winning founders bring communications savvy and world-class experience from their more than 30 years of work in the public realm of political campaigning, government, non-profits and media.
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closed 3/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Levick Strategic Communications, acquired Purple Nation Solutions

synopsis: LEVICK announced the acquisition of Purple Nation Solutions, founded by renowned strategist and crisis manager, Lanny J. Davis and former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele. They are a bipartisan one-stop-shop providing legal counsel, media strategy and public relations, and political lobbying.
buyer: Levick Strategic Communications
Levick Strategic Communications represents companies and countries facing the highest-stakes communications challenges. An international communications firm, they specialize at the crucial intersection of finance, crisis, public affairs, and reputation management. "
target: Purple Nation Solutions
Purple Nation Solutions is a hybrid of law, media, and legislative firm providing legal and strategic communication counsel to both individuals and companies. They are a bipartisan one-stop-shop providing legal counsel, media strategy and public relations, and political lobbying.
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closed 9/21/2022 via BusinessWire

Hill+Knowlton Strategies, acquired JeffreyGroup

synopsis: WPP announced the acquisition of JeffreyGroup, one of the most respected independent corporate communications, public affairs, and marketing consulting firms in Latin America. JeffreyGroup will join the Hill+Knowlton Strategies international network and will create the largest global communications agency presence in Latin America.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Inc. is an international communications consultancy, providing services to local, multinational, and global clients. "
target: JeffreyGroup
JeffreyGroup is the leading independent corporate communications, public affairs and marketing consulting firm in Latin America, with a successful 29-year track record advising multinational companies and global brands across a broad range of industry sectors.
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closed 7/13/2022 via PR Newswire

Dalyn Miller Public Relations, LLC, purchased PR Agency Arm from Super Connector Media

synopsis: Super Connector Media, an award-winning online education & training company, has announced that it has sold the PR agency arm of its business to leading public relations & communications agency Dalyn Miller Public Relations.
buyer: Dalyn Miller Public Relations, LLC
Dalyn Miller Public Relations, LLC is a full-service communications agency providing brands, authors, and industry leaders with public relations, strategic planning, brand consulting & management, media training, and corporate communications. "
seller: Super Connector Media
The acquisition includes the PR agency arm of Super Connector Media, an award-winning online education & training company and one of the fastest growing private companies in America.
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announced 6/24/2022 via BNC Analysis

Deloitte LLP, will acquire PRGATE Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Deloitte Korea has officially signed to acquire PRGATE, a local communications and consulting company with an expertise in setting up brand strategies. PRGATE offers services to over 500 local and global companies, ranging from brand strategy, risk management and media advocacy to digital publicity.
buyer: Deloitte LLP
Deloitte is the largest global professional services and consulting network. With over 312,000 professionals in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality services to their clients. "
target: PRGATE Co. Ltd.
PRGATE, based in South Korea, is a local communications and consulting company with an expertise in setting up brand strategies. PRGATE offers services to over 500 local and global companies, ranging from brand strategy, risk management and media advocacy to digital publicity.
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closed 4/13/2022 via BNC Analysis

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

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

Gravity Global, acquired 9thWonder

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

Jean Serra, acquired V2 Communications

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

SMITH, acquired Adept Marketing

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

Finn Partners, acquired 360 Intelligent Communications

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

Accenture, will acquire King James Group

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

Clarity PR, acquired 3WhiteHats

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

Frank PR, acquired Frank PR

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

AMF Media Group, will acquire Connext Services

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

Republix, acquired tag agency

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

Genius Brands International, Inc, will acquire ChizComm Ltd

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

Sard Verbinnen & Co., acquired Oakhill Communications

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

Seven Letter, acquired O’Neill and Associates

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

Monet + Associés, acquired Brainstorming Communication

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

Venetian Media Group, acquired Frontier Advertising

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

CG Life, acquired McDAY

synopsis: CG Life, an integrated marketing and communications agency focused on life science and healthcare, has acquired McDAY, a strategic marketing communications agency. McDay provides marketing communications services to clients in a wide range of businesses and industries, including​ pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, and finance.
buyer: CG Life
CG Life is an integrated marketing communications agency focused on life science and healthcare. They work with biotech, medical device, pharmaceutical, chemical, and tools/instrumentation companies of all sizes around the globe. CG Life builds brands and generates growth. "
target: McDAY
McDay is a strategic marketing communications firm located in Center City, Philadelphia. The McDay staff is experienced in providing marketing communications services to clients in a wide range of businesses and industries, including​ pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, and finance.
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closed 3/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

77Agency merged with Jakala Group S.p.A,

synopsis: Jakala, an Italian group specialized in the so-called martech, or technology applied to marketing, has acquired 77Agency, an award-winning independent full-service digital agency with offices in London, Milan, Rome, and Los Angeles.
buyer: Jakala Group S.p.A
Jakala is the first Italian Martech Company offering its customers strategic, analytics, digital and technological support by leveraging on unique assets and know-how, as well as adopting innovative models aimed at achieving measurable results. "
target: 77Agency
77Agency is an award-winning independent full-service digital agency with offices in London, Milan, Rome, and Los Angeles. 77 delivers its clients connected digital solutions; combining its services of Digital Strategy, Digital PR and Social Media, SEO, Website Design, and Development and more.
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$33
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