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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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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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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 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 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 11/7/2013 via BusinessWire

Sage Communications, acquired Longbottom Communications

synopsis: Sage Communications, an integrated marketing and communications agency, announced that it has acquired Longbottom Communications, a satellite and space industry marketing and PR firm. For Sage, the move is a strategic investment in support of the company’s long-term strategic growth goals to increase its position in the satellite industry.
buyer: Sage Communications
Sage Communications is a full-service marketing communications agency specializing in the technology, government and healthcare markets. The company provides a unique fusion of public relations, advertising, marketing and interactive services. "
target: Longbottom Communications
Longbottom Communications provides public relations expertise, strategic communications and marketing communications support to a range of domestic and international clients in the satellite, space, defense and nuclear energy industries.
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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 11/23/2022 via Company Press Release

Forbes Tate Partners, acquired Engage LLC

synopsis: Forbes Tate Partners (FTP) has acquired Engage, a D.C.-based digital media agency. The acquisition will cement the two firms’ long-standing partnership and enable the newly expanded FTP to advance its clients’ goals in even more seamless and productive ways in the face of an ever-changing advocacy market.
buyer parent: Public Policy Holding Company
buyer: Forbes Tate Partners
Forbes Tate Partners is a bipartisan, full-service public affairs consultancy specializing in government relations, grassroots advocacy, strategic communications, fundraising, and business development. "
target: Engage LLC
Engage is a full-service digital media agency based in Alexandria, VA that specializes in innovative solutions to the challenges facing top associations, advocacy organizations, elected officials and Fortune 500 companies
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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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$8.65
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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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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 2/1/2012 via Market Wire

Gladius Communications merged with Show Me Victories,

synopsis: Show Me Victories and Gladius Communications, both providers of media and marketing services for political candidates and ballot initiatives, have merged. The joining of these two companies creates a team of people with over 150 years of experience working on over 200 political campaigns.
buyer parent: The Kelley Group
buyer: Show Me Victories
Show Me Victories is a provider of media and marketing services for political candidates and ballot initiatives. Its services include auto dialers, direct mail, email management, polling, signage, video production, and web design. "
target: Gladius Communications
Gladius Communications is a full-service digital image consulting firm serving political candidates and ballot initiatives. It specializes in campaign management, web site creation, social media strategy, online fundraising, graphic/print design, direct mail pieces and signage.
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closed 2/10/2021 via Company Press Release

The Martin Group, LLC, acquired Gramercy Communications, LLC

synopsis: The Martin Group, an award-winning integrated marketing communications agency headquartered in Buffalo with office operations across New York State, announced the acquisition of prominent public affairs firm Gramercy Communications, one of New York State’s leading public affairs firms.
buyer: The Martin Group, LLC
The Martin Group is an integrated communications firm headquartered in downtown Buffalo with offices in Albany, Rochester, and New York, NY. The firm works with best-in-class organizations from small businesses to global enterprises and has extensive experience in several industry verticals. "
target: Gramercy Communications, LLC
Gramercy is one of New York State’s leading public affairs firms. Working with statewide associations, interest groups, companies, and more, the firm develops strategic campaigns that reach decision-makers and deliver effective client outcomes.
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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 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Gozoop, acquired HAT Media

synopsis: Gozoop, an independent marketing company in India, has acquired HAT Media, a real-time marketing agency in India. HAT Media provides social media marketing services to police in India. HAT Media manages the social media profiles of the Mumbai, Thane, and Pune police force.
buyer: Gozoop
Gozoop is an independent marketing company in India that offers professional consultation and management services across multiple areas of online marketing. Gozoop specializes in crafting integrated solutions designed to helps brands and businesses win in the new world. "
target: HAT Media
HAT Media is a real-time marketing agency in India. The agency provides social media marketing services to police in India. HAT Media manages the social media profiles of the Mumbai, Thane, and Pune police force.
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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.
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$0.86*
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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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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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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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closed 8/8/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Pierre Boucher, acquired MaisonBrison Communications

synopsis: MaisonBrison Communications Inc. (MB) announced that the company has been sold to MB Partner, Pierre Boucher. Founded in 1983, MaisonBrison Communications has evolved into a Canadian leader in the field of corporate communications and investor relations.
buyer: Pierre Boucher
Since 1989, Pierre Boucher has been involved in various aspects of North American financial markets. He worked 12 years as a financial analyst covering special situations and technology companies. He joined MaisonBrison in 2009 and became a Partner in 2016. "
target: MaisonBrison Communications
Founded in 1983, MaisonBrison Communications has evolved into a Canadian leader in the field of corporate communications and investor relations. The Company currently represents a roster of leading publicly-traded organizations in various business sectors, many with global operations.
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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 9/30/2013 via PR Newswire

Peppercomm, Inc., acquired Walek & Associates

synopsis: Peppercomm Strategic Communications, an award-winning strategic, integrated communications and marketing firm, has acquired Walek & Associates, a leading independent financial, capital markets and investor relations firm.
buyer: Peppercomm, Inc.
Peppercomm, Inc. is an award-winning strategic, integrated communications and marketing firm. The firm's tagline: "Listen. Engage. Repeat." emphasizes the unique approach Peppercomm takes in understanding exactly how a client can engage in authentic conversations with its audience. "
target: Walek & Associates
Walek & Associates is a leading independent financial and corporate public relations boutique. Walek specializes in public and investor relations in capital markets, asset management, hedge funds, real estate, private equity, professional services, media, information and financial technology.
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closed 6/3/2013 via GlobeNewswire

NASDAQ OMX, purchased Three Businesses from Thomson Reuters Corporate Services

synopsis: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of Thomson Reuters Investor Relations, Public Relations and Multimedia Solutions businesses, which provide insight, analytics and communications solutions. These complementary businesses will be integrated with NASDAQ OMX's Global Technology Solutions business.
buyer parent: The NASDAQ OMX Group
buyer: NASDAQ OMX
NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions is one of the leading providers in the industry with innovative products and services that power global business communications for today's forward-thinking public and private companies. "
seller parent: Thomson Reuters
seller: Thomson Reuters Corporate Services
The clients of Thomson Reuters Investor Relations, Public Relations and Multimedia Solutions businesses rely on the company's desktop, mobile and multimedia solutions to monitor markets and peers, prioritize their outreach, reach and engage target audiences and measure the impact of their programs.
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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 1/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Lambert & Co., acquired Casteel Schoenborn

synopsis: Lambert & Co., a public relations, investor relations and integrated marketing firm, has acquired Casteel Schoenborn, a provider of investor relations and corporate communications services. Casteel Schoenborn helps public and private enterprises implement ongoing IR and financial PR programs to ensure full and fair valuation of their shares.
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: Casteel Schoenborn
Casteel Schoenborn is a provider of investor relations and corporate communications services. Casteel Schoenborn helps public and private enterprises implement ongoing IR and financial PR programs to ensure full and fair valuation of their shares while enhancing or protecting their reputations.
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closed 2/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Lansons, acquired Intermarket

synopsis: Leading independent reputation management consultancy Lansons announced the acquisition of Intermarket, an agency that provides strategic communications consulting and tactical public relations services to a wide range of clients operating across the global landscape, with particular emphasis on financial services.
buyer: Lansons
Based in London, Lansons is a leading independent reputation management consultancy, 100% owned by people working in the business. Lansons’ consultants are experts in media, investor, political, regulatory, employee and change, crisis, digital and international communications. "
target: Intermarket
Founded in 1986 by Matt Zachowski and Martin Mosbacher, Intermarket Communications provides strategic communications consulting and tactical public relations services to a wide range of clients operating across the global landscape, with particular emphasis on financial services.
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

KPS3, acquired 120 West Strategic Communications LLC

synopsis: KPS3 Marketing, a full-service brand, marketing and digital communications firm, announced the acquisition of 120 West Strategic Communications, an award-winning public relations and investor relations firm headquartered in Reno, Nevada.
buyer: KPS3
KPS3 goes far beyond any normal definition of a marketing company, PR firm or digital agency. They handle large-scale advertising and branding campaigns, build enterprise-level web and mobile applications, and can train a room full of executives from across the country how to handle the media. "
target: 120 West Strategic Communications LLC
Based in Reno, Nevada, 120 West provides investor relations and marketing communications through strategic engagement to both public and private companies with emphasis on delivering measurable results aligned with a company’s goals and objectives.
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closed 4/19/2018 via PE Hub

Lambert, Edwards & Associates, acquired Owen Blicksilver Public Relations, Inc.

synopsis: Lambert, Edwards & Associates, a leading PR, investor relations, and integrated communications agency, has acquired New York-based financial communications firm Owen Blicksilver Public Relations, Inc. Owen Blicksilver PR specializes in private equity, real estate, financial services, bankruptcy, crisis, litigation support, and B2B marketing.
buyer: Lambert, Edwards & Associates
Lambert, Edwards & Associates is a top-5 Midwest-based PR firm and a top-10 investor relations firm nationally with clients based in 20 states and six countries. As Michigan’s largest PR firm, Lambert serves middle-market companies and national brands across a wide array of industries. "
target: Owen Blicksilver Public Relations, Inc.
Owen Blicksilver Public Relations is a New York financial communications and investor relations consultancy. The Owen Blicksilver PR team specializes in private equity, real estate, financial services, bankruptcy, crisis, litigation support, and B2B marketing.
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announced 10/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Link And Motivation Inc., will acquire A2media Corporation

synopsis: Link And Motivation Inc., a Japanese company which carries out management consulting, will acquire A2Media. A2media Corporation, based in Tokyo, Japan, is a corporate communication professional. A2media provides solutions and services for investor relations (IR).
buyer: Link And Motivation Inc. (TSE:2170:$354.20)
Link and Motivation Inc. provides management consulting services in Japan. It offers consulting services that transform business organizations through motivation management, entry management, brand management, investor relations, and place management. "
target: A2media Corporation
A2media Corporation, based in Tokyo, Japan, is a corporate communication professional. A2media provides solutions and services for investor relations (IR).
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$12
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closed 1/17/2017 via PR Newswire

Q4 Inc., acquired CapMark Clarity

synopsis: Q4 Inc., a global leader in cloud-based investor relations and capital market solutions, is announcing the acquisition of CapMark Clarity, a provider of shareholder ID and market intelligence to UK and European markets.
buyer: Q4 Inc.
Q4 is a global leader in cloud-based investor relations and capital market solutions. Thousands of brands around the world use Q4 website, webcasting, CRM, analytics and surveillance solutions to better connect with their investors and understand the capital markets. "
target: CapMark Clarity
CapMark Clarity is an independent capital markets intelligence firm with a focus on delivering the highest quality and personal service to each of its clients. With more than a decade of experience, CapMark Clarity set a new standard for traditional investor relations services in Europe.
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closed 9/12/2016 via BusinessWire

Prosek Partners, acquired Muirfield Partners

synopsis: Prosek Partners, a leading independent public relations and financial communications firm, has acquired Muirfield Partners, a Los Angeles-based strategic corporate and financial communications agency. Mickey Mandelbaum, founder and president of Muirfield, will become a partner at Prosek.
buyer: Prosek Partners
Prosek Partners operates as an independent public relations company. The company offers services in the areas of digital and traditional media relations, investor relations, social media and branded entertainment, crisis communications and issues management. "
target: Muirfield Partners
Founded in 2001, Muirfield Partners is a corporate communications and investor relations firm that works directly with an organization's senior leadership to develop discreet and targeted communications strategies. They are headquartered in Los Angeles.
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closed 4/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Reputation Partners, LLC, acquired Vollrath Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Milwaukee public relations and investor relations firm Vollrath Associates has been acquired by Reputation Partners LLC, a full-service strategic communications firm with offices in Chicago and Milwaukee. Vollrath Associates works with leading public companies on communications with shareholders and the investors.
buyer: Reputation Partners, LLC
Reputation Partners is a full-service strategic communications firm. They represent clients in a wide range of industries, including real estate, retail, food and beverage, financial services, manufacturing/industrials, non-profits, education institutions, religious institutions, among many others. "
target: Vollrath Associates, Inc.
Vollrath Associates, a leading public relations agency located in downtown Milwaukee, Wis., specializes in public relations, investor relations, media relations, employee communication, marketing communications and new media.
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closed 7/14/2015 via PR Newswire

NATIONAL Public Relations Inc., acquired TMX Equicom

synopsis: NATIONAL Public Relations, Canada's leading public relations firm and one of the world's leading independent communications firms, announced the acquisition of the business of Equicom from TMX Group. Equicom is Canada's leading investor relations and financial communications firm.
buyer parent: RES PUBLICA Consulting Group Inc.
buyer: NATIONAL Public Relations Inc.
NATIONAL Public Relations serves corporate and institutional clients, offering a full range of strategic communications services, including corporate communications, investor relations, public affairs, stakeholder engagement, marketing, healthcare and digital communications. "
target parent: TMX Group Inc.
target: TMX Equicom
TMX Equicom is Canada’s leading provider of investor relations and strategic corporate communications. They have been working with Canadian public issuers to build their profiles within the investment community since 1996.
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closed 4/13/2015 via Market Wire

Dresner Corporate Services, Inc., acquired Allen & Caron Inc

synopsis: Dresner Corporate Services, Inc., a strategic communications firm specializing in investor and public relations, has acquired Allen & Caron, Inc., a strategic investor relations firm with offices in New York City and Irvine, Calif.
buyer: Dresner Corporate Services, Inc.
Dresner Corporate Services is a leading strategic communications firm specializing in investor relations, public relations and corporate communications. Dresner focuses on delivering tangible, measurable results leading to a superior return on investment for their clients. "
target: Allen & Caron Inc
Allen & Caron has, for more than 30 years, provided investor relations, media relations and corporate communications services to micro-, small- and mid-cap companies.
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announced 4/8/2015 via Company Press Release

Winningtons Financial Public Relations Ltd. will be merged with Walbrook PR Ltd.,

synopsis: Walbrook PR, which provides high quality Financial PR and Investor Relations advice to Small Cap and AIM listed companies, has agreed to a merger with Winningtons Financial Public Relations Ltd. that will see Walbrook PR become the second largest Financial PR Adviser by number of AIM listed clients.
buyer: Walbrook PR Ltd.
Walbrook is a full service Financial Public Relations and Investor Relations consultancy that has a strong reputation for advising growing Small Cap and AIM listed companies. Their clients range from £2m Market Cap. to £200m across a wide number of sectors. "
target: Winningtons Financial Public Relations Ltd.
Winningtons is one of the UK's leading independent financial PR and communications consultancies, with offices in Bristol, the City of London and affiliates in Leeds and Edinburgh.
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closed 12/8/2014 via BNC Analysis

ECI Partners, acquired Investis

synopsis: Private equity firm ECI Partners has taken a majority stake in digital corporate comms company Investis. Headquartered in London, Investis provides digital services that enable companies to manage their corporate communications and investor relations. Investis was previously backed by Gresham, another private equity company.
buyer: ECI Partners
ECI Partners is a specialist growth investor, one of the longest established and most successful private equity groups in the UK, specialising in buyouts, buyins and acquisition finance deals valued between £10 million and £150 million. "
target parent: Gresham LLP
target: Investis
Investis specialises in digital IR and corporate communications for public companies. Their services range from designing, building and hosting corporate or investor websites to online annual reports, webcasting, video, apps, mobile and social media.
price ($mm)
$78
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closed 9/15/2014 via PR Newswire

MBS Value Partners, acquired Breakstone Group

synopsis: MBS Value Partner, a leading investor relations and corporate communications firm, announced that it has acquired Breakstone Group, a New York-based investor relations firm that enjoys a longstanding reputation for top-quality investor relations and financial communications work in Mexico, elsewhere in Latin America, and in the U.S.
buyer: MBS Value Partners
MBS Value Partners is an investor relations and corporate communications firm that provides senior level advisory work and customized investor relations, financial media and corporate communications programs for a growing roster of domestic and international clients in a broad range of industries. "
target: Breakstone Group
Founded in 2000 by Kay Breakstone and Susan Borinelli, Breakstone Group is a New York-based investor relations firm that enjoys a longstanding reputation for top-quality investor relations and financial communications work in Mexico, elsewhere in Latin America, and in the U.S.
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closed 9/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

ShareInvestor Pte Ltd, acquired Waterbrooks Consultants Pte Ltd

synopsis: ShareInvestor, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings, acquired certain trade marks and other intellectual property rights of Waterbrooks Consultants as well a 60 per cent stake in the company. Waterbrooks provides investor relations, financial and corporate communications, sustainability reporting and crisis management services.
buyer parent: Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
buyer: ShareInvestor Pte Ltd
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings, ShareInvestor is a financial internet media & technology company that owns one of the largest investor relations network in Asia. ShareInvestor provides market data tools and financial applications to institutional and retail investors. "
target: Waterbrooks Consultants Pte Ltd
Waterbrooks Consultants Pte Ltd provides investor relations, financial and corporate communications, sustainability reporting and crisis management services. The company was incorporated in 2002 and is based in Singapore.
price ($mm)
$0.73*
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