Like Re:Production Limited

closed 6/12/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Re:Production Limited

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Re:Production Limited (Head Office: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK). Re:Production delivers high-quality production solutions for TV commercials, animation and idents, and radio from its dedicated studios in Newcastle.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Re:Production Limited
Founded in 2010, Re:Production delivers high-quality production solutions for TV commercials, animation and idents, and radio from its dedicated studios in Newcastle. The agency works with leading directors to create award-winning productions for advertising agencies and brands across the UK.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Big Machine Design, LLC merged with Roger,

synopsis: Roger, a creative agency that aims to set a new benchmark for multidisciplinary creative studios, has merged with Big Machine Design, a full-service production company that specializes in VFX and Design & Animation with the experience needed to navigate the most challenging multi-stakeholder projects.
buyer: Roger
Roger is a creative agency. With expanded creative firepower, Roger aims to set a new benchmark for multidisciplinary creative studios, offering the best in talent and resources for projects that require branding, design, animation, VFX, VR/AR, live-action, and content development. "
target: Big Machine Design, LLC
Big Machine Design is a full-service production company that specializes in VFX and Design & Animation with the experience needed to navigate the most challenging multi-stakeholder projects. In addition to television spots, BIG MACHINE can also deliver customized versions for social media.
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announced 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Innocean Worldwide Inc., will acquire Wellcom Worldwide

synopsis: Innocean Worldwide, a global marketing & communications company, will be acquiring Wellcom, a global creative production agency. They provide creative solutions across any medium including: digital, print, photography, and video.
buyer: Innocean Worldwide Inc. (KOSE:A214320:$1,018.84)
INNOCEAN Worldwide is a global marketing & communications company. INNOCEAN has formulated and implemented global communication strategies for Hyundai Motor Group. They provide marketing solutions that transcend existing boundaries in order to be effective at every point of contact with customers. "
target: Wellcom Worldwide (ASX:WLL:$108.42)
Wellcom is a global creative production agency. They provide creative solutions across any medium including: digital, print, photography, and video. They champion efficiency while pushing for the best result, working harder and smarter to streamline the advertising process.
price ($mm)[EV]
$153 [$157]*
rev ($mm)
$109
EBITDA ($mm)
$14
EV / rev
1.7x
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13.0x
closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

KeyHolder, Inc., acquired Foolenlarge

synopsis: KeyHolder, a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses, has acquired Foolenlarge, a video production company in Japan. Foolenlarge is involved with the planning and production of TV shows, movies, dramas, commercials, and music videos.
buyer: KeyHolder, Inc. (JASDAQ:4712:$117.42)
KeyHolder is a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses. Through its subsidiaries the company operates a real estate sales business, a live music club, produces TV programs, and produces live entertainment. "
target: Foolenlarge
Founded in 2008, Foolenlarge is a video production company in Japan. Foolenlarge is involved with the planning and production of TV shows, movies, dramas, commercials, and music videos.
price ($mm)
$9.00
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$8
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1.1x
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Psyop, acquired Content & Co.

synopsis: Psyop, the multi-award-winning agency celebrated for its groundbreaking work in animation, design, and live-action production, announces that it has acquired Content & Co, an ever-expanding modern media studio that produces content that elevates the power of a brand.
buyer: Psyop
Psyop is a creative content studio with a simple mission: Persuade, Change and Influence audiences by crafting content that viewers seek out and share. Celebrated for work that has earned Emmys, Lions, and Annies, Psyop specializes in telling stories and designing with meaning for any medium. "
target: Content & Co.
Content & Co is an ever-expanding modern media studio that produces content that elevates the power of a brand. As an end-to-end solution for marketers, Content & Co combines creative, multi-channel distribution and reporting to produce unforgettable brand-authored content.
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

M&C Saatchi plc, acquired Scarecrow Communications Ltd.

synopsis: M&C Saatchi, the world's largest independent advertising network, has acquired Scarecrow Communications, a creative agency in India. Scarecrow Communications has created advertising campaigns and short films for over 50 brands. Their client list includes Viacom 18, Capital First, Zee Learn, Alcon Novartis, Radio City, Anchor Panasonic, and more.
buyer: M&C Saatchi plc (AIM:SAA:$438.72)
Founded in 1995, M&C Saatchi is the world's largest independent advertising network. Powered by its philosophy - Brutal Simplicity of Thought, it comprises of 27 agencies in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Australasia and 8 specialist companies. "
target: Scarecrow Communications Ltd.
Scarecrow Communications Ltd. is a creative agency in India. The company has created advertising campaigns and short films for over 50 brands. Their client list includes Viacom 18, Capital First, Emami, Zee Learn, Alcon Novartis, Radio City, arthimpact, Anchor Panasonic, Reliance Capital and more.
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announced 2/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Dentsu Aegis Network Poland, will acquire Propeller Film Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network Poland is to acquire Propeller Film, a production house/film studio based in Warsaw, Poland. They specialize in advertising and television film production as well as photo production.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Poland
As part of Dentsu Inc., Dentsu Aegis Network is the first truly global communications network for the digital age. Dentsu Aegis Network Poland is based out of Warsaw, Poland. "
target: Propeller Film Sp. z o.o.
Propeller Film is production house/film studio based in Warsaw, Poland. They specialize in advertising and television film production as well as photo production.
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closed 1/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Savvy Group, LLC, acquired Fresh Media Group

synopsis: The Savvy Group, a marketing and media advertising agency based in Pittsburgh, has acquired Fresh Media Group, an advertising agency. Fresh media specializes in video production, editing, website development and digital and social media marketing. They also specialize in Aerial HD Video and Photography, strategic planning and research.
buyer: The Savvy Group, LLC
The Savvy Group is a marketing and media advertising agency. Savvy provides comprehensive campaign development, strategic marketing plans, media planning and buying, research, public relations/media outreach and special events services. "
target: Fresh Media Group
Fresh Media Group is an advertising agency that specializes in video production, editing, website development and digital and social media marketing. They also specialize in Aerial HD Video and Photography, graphic design, media buying management, strategic planning and research.
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closed 12/14/2017 via Company Press Release

Innocean Worldwide Inc., acquired David And Goliath LLC

synopsis: Innocean Worldwide a global marketing & communications company, has acquired David & Goliath, a full-service creative agency. David & Goliath creates breakthrough ideas for TV, print, digital, social, out-of-home, radio, Hispanic market, experiential, graphic design, collateral, web development, branded merchandise, and product innovation.
buyer: Innocean Worldwide Inc. (KOSE:A214320:$1,018.84)
INNOCEAN Worldwide is a global marketing & communications company. INNOCEAN has formulated and implemented global communication strategies for Hyundai Motor Group. They provide marketing solutions that transcend existing boundaries in order to be effective at every point of contact with customers. "
target: David And Goliath LLC
David & Goliath is a full-service creative agency ready to take on Goliath marketing challenges. They create breakthrough ideas for TV, print, digital, social, out-of-home, radio, Hispanic market, experiential, graphic design, collateral, web development, branded merchandise, and product innovation.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bareface, acquired Invisible Artists Pty Ltd

synopsis: Bareface, the Modern Advertising Agency, has acquired Invisible Artists, a production studio that creates motion design & animation content for leading brands. Invisible Artists creates strategically-led digital campaigns, online destinations, native content, and innovative experiences to drive trade & consumer engagement and awareness.
buyer: Bareface
Bareface is the Modern Advertising Agency. Bareface connects people to products and services, achieving the brand clarity, consistency, and authenticity that turns consumers into customers. The company offers advertising, digital marketing, and social media marketing services. "
target: Invisible Artists Pty Ltd
Invisible Artists is a production studio that creates motion design & animation content for leading brands. They create strategically-led digital campaigns, online destinations, native content, and innovative experiences to drive trade & consumer engagement and awareness.
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closed 8/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Frontenac Company LLC, acquired Industrial Color Brands

synopsis: Stone Canyon Industries, a global industrial holding company, announced that it has sold Industrial Color Brands to Frontenac, a Chicago-based private equity firm. Industrial Color Brands partners with top brands, agencies, and creative professionals, providing a full range of essential production services.
buyer: Frontenac Company LLC
Frontenac is a leading private equity firm, based in Chicago. The firm focuses on investing in lower middle market buyout transactions in the consumer, industrial, and services industries. "
target parent: Stone Canyon Industries
target: Industrial Color Brands
Industrial Color Brands partners with top brands, agencies, and creative professionals, providing a full range of essential production services. They led the industry through a culture of innovation, bringing state-of-the-art digital production and post-production solutions to their clients.
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closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Fat Lemon Productions Limited, acquired Fat Lemon Productions Limited

synopsis: The founders of production company Fat Lemon have completed a management buy-out from the Jamie Oliver Group. Fat Lemon produces commercials and content that are foodie, filmic and wildly creative.
buyer: Fat Lemon Productions Limited
Fat Lemon are a young company producing commercials and content that are foodie, filmic and wildly creative. Their directing roster is one of high production values, real integrity and an affinity for a lightness of touch. "
target parent: The Jamie Oliver Group
target: Fat Lemon Productions Limited
Fat Lemon are a young company producing commercials and content that are foodie, filmic and wildly creative. Their directing roster is one of high production values, real integrity and an affinity for a lightness of touch.
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closed 5/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Candee, Inc., acquired Apollo Productions Inc.

synopsis: Candee, Inc. a company that has designed and produced advertisements for a variety of companys such as Starbucks and Panasonic, has acquired Apollo Productions Inc. Apollo Productions creates TV commercials, infomercials, storefront promotional videos, and online promotional videos. They also offer live streaming services.
buyer: Candee, Inc.
Candee Inc. offers online video production, talent management, and advertising services. They have designed and produced advertisements for a variety of companys, including Starbucks, Panasonic, Universal Pictures, LiveUp!, Le Cordon Bleu Japan, and more. "
target: Apollo Productions Inc.
Apollo Productions plans and produces advertisement videos for businesses. They create TV commercials, infomercials, storefront promotional videos, and online promotional videos. They also offer live streaming services. They handle over 500 live broadcasts per month.
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closed 4/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Cambodia Broadcasting Services Co., Ltd., acquired Legend Tiger Investment Co Ltd.

synopsis: Cambodia Broadcasting Service (CBS), a subsidiary of business tycoon Kith Meng’s Royal Group, has finalised its acquisition of TV advertising company Legend Tiger Investment Co Ltd, creating Cambodia’s largest and best equipped television advertising production facility.
buyer parent: The Royal Group of Companies
buyer: Cambodia Broadcasting Services Co., Ltd.
In over a decade the Cambodian Broadcasting Service (CBS) has been the benchmark of innovation in Cambodian television. CBS owns and operates three of Cambodia's biggest entertainment and news channels – CTN, CNC and MyTV. "
target: Legend Tiger Investment Co Ltd.
Legend Tiger is a Cambodian television advertising studio. They are a full service production facility that carefully plans every step of the film process.
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announced 1/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Weidenhammer Systems Corporation, will acquire Shufflebox Productions, LLC

synopsis: Weidenhammer, a provider of strategy, marketing, and technology solutions that focuses on transforming businesses, announced that they reached an agreement to acquire Shufflebox Productions, LLC., an industry-leading video production company located in Kutztown, PA.
buyer: Weidenhammer Systems Corporation
Weidenhammer Systems Corporation is a provider of information technology solutions for the commercial and education marketplace. Services include: consulting, software development, infrastructure solutions, managed services and cloud solutions, as well as school district administrative solutions. "
target: Shufflebox Productions, LLC
Founded in 2010, Shufflebox is the trusted video production company for a variety of regional and national brands including Men’s Health, eBay Enterprises, Toys R Us, JustBorn, QVC and more. Shufflebox provides services everywhere and anywhere a production needs to be created.
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closed 9/14/2016 via Company Press Release

Octagon, acquired Milkmoney

synopsis: Octagon, a part of the Interpublic Group, has acquired a majority stake in one of APAC’s leading branded entertainment and content production companies, Milkmoney. Milkmoney is a full service production company specialising in branded entertainment – creating stories that connect the audience emotionally to brands.
buyer parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: Octagon
Octagon is the world’s largest sponsorship consulting practice and a pioneer and leader in athlete and personality representation and management. They work with hundreds of blue-chip corporate clients, more than 800 Athletes & Personalities clients, and manage more than 5,000 events per year. "
target: Milkmoney
Milkmoney is a full service production company specialising in branded entertainment – creating stories that connect the audience emotionally to brands.
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closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Gate Films, acquired The Gate Films

synopsis: The Gate Films, an award-winning commercial production company, has undergone a management buyout. Formed in 1996, the Manchester-based company has spent the past two decades creating TV commercials, online content and short films for creative agencies as well as home-grown start-ups. Serena Fylan is becoming managing director.
buyer: The Gate Films
The Gate Films is an award-winning commercial production company. Formed in 1996, the Manchester-based company has spent the past two decades creating TV commercials, online content and short films for creative agencies as well as home-grown start-ups. "
target: The Gate Films
The Gate Films is an award-winning commercial production company. Formed in 1996, the Manchester-based company has spent the past two decades creating TV commercials, online content and short films for creative agencies as well as home-grown start-ups.
price ($mm)
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$9
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announced 7/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

TYO Productions Inc will be merged with AOI Advertising Promotion, Inc.,

synopsis: Aoi Pro. and TYO, Japan's second- and third-largest TV commercial production companies, will combine operations as they seek to better compete in a changing advertising industry.
buyer: AOI Advertising Promotion, Inc.
AOI Pro. Inc. is an all encompassing communications production company whose core business continues to be commercial film production. Garnering numerous international and domestic awards, AOI Pro. has gained a high reputation as a leader in the Japanese advertising and entertainment industries. "
target: TYO Productions Inc
TYO Inc. engages in the planning and production of advertising contents for television commercials and interactive advertising on websites. It operates through the following business segments: Television Commercial, Marketing and Communication, and Other.
price ($mm)[EV]
$118 [$114]
rev ($mm)
$291
EBITDA ($mm)
$18
EV / rev
0.4x
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6.5x
closed 6/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Marketing Group Plc, acquired Nice & Polite

synopsis: The Marketing Group plc, an acquisition vehicle with the purpose of gathering successful marketing businesses under one roof, has acquired Nice & Polite. Nice & Polite is a creative content agency based in the UK. Right from the get go, it has been a well-respected competitor in this particular field, achieving a fair level of success.
buyer: The Marketing Group Plc (OM:TMG:$32.91)
A world leader in the field of innovative marketing, The Marketing Group plc allows global brands to reach their target audience and communicate their message through true expert resources. "
target: Nice & Polite
Nice & Polite, based in the UK, is a creative content agency. Right from the get go, it has been a well-respected competitor in this particular field, achieving a fair level of success. It provides full in-house service production from anything film or TV related all the way to album artworks.
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closed 3/10/2016 via Company Press Release

WeTransfer, acquired Present Plus B.V.

synopsis: WeTransfer announced that it has acquired digital design and innovation studio Present Plus. Established in 2010 by Damian Bradfield and WeTransfer co-founder Nalden, Present Plus focused on making tech simple and useful, and creating content worth sharing. Its award-winning work attracted clients like adidas, MR PORTER, British Airways, and Sonos.
buyer: WeTransfer
WeTransfer is a leading file sharing service, providing a uniquely creative space for people to share files. Launched in 2009 by Bas Beerens and Nalden, WeTransfer was borne out of a simple need to provide a solution for people to send large files easily. "
target: Present Plus B.V.
Established in 2010 by Damian Bradfield and WeTransfer co-founder Nalden, Present Plus focused on making tech simple and useful, and creating content worth sharing. Its award-winning work attracted clients like adidas, MR PORTER, British Airways, Sonos and Christie’s.
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closed 6/12/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Re:Production Limited

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Re:Production Limited (Head Office: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK). Re:Production delivers high-quality production solutions for TV commercials, animation and idents, and radio from its dedicated studios in Newcastle.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Re:Production Limited
Founded in 2010, Re:Production delivers high-quality production solutions for TV commercials, animation and idents, and radio from its dedicated studios in Newcastle. The agency works with leading directors to create award-winning productions for advertising agencies and brands across the UK.
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announced 7/24/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Ambient Digital Vietnam

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Ambient Digital, a full service digital agency with headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City. With 95 employees in Vietnam, it is the largest independent digital media agency and the largest single touch point of local premium inventory with exclusive rich media formats.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Ambient Digital Vietnam
Established in 2010, Ambient Digital Vietnam is a full service digital agency with headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City. With 95 employees in Vietnam, it is the largest independent digital media agency and the largest single touch point of local premium inventory with exclusive rich media formats.
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closed 7/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Ugam

synopsis: London-based Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd has acquired a majority stake in India-based Ugam Interactive Solutions Pvt. Ltd, a leading next generation data and analytics company. They work with retailers, distributors, manufacturers and research & consulting firms to enable superior data-driven decision-making.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Ugam
Ugam is a leading next generation data and analytics company. They work with retailers, distributors, manufacturers and research & consulting firms to enable superior data-driven decision-making.
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closed 6/12/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Re:Production Limited

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Re:Production Limited (Head Office: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK). Re:Production delivers high-quality production solutions for TV commercials, animation and idents, and radio from its dedicated studios in Newcastle.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Re:Production Limited
Founded in 2010, Re:Production delivers high-quality production solutions for TV commercials, animation and idents, and radio from its dedicated studios in Newcastle. The agency works with leading directors to create award-winning productions for advertising agencies and brands across the UK.
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announced 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Redder

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Redder Advertising Co. Ltd. Initially established in 2012 as a full service digital marketing agency that specialized in PR and activations, Redder has developed into one of Vietnam’s leading digital creative agencies.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Redder
Initially established in 2012 as a full service digital marketing agency that specialized in PR and activations, Redder has developed into one of Vietnam’s leading digital creative agencies.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire BJL Group Ltd

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network, a company made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands, will be acquiring BJL Group Limited, an integrated agency, creatively focused and commercially aware. They work with brands, often challenger brands and nearly always brands in transition, to help them stand out.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: BJL Group Ltd
BJL Group Limited is an integrated agency, creatively focused and commercially aware. They work with brands, often challenger brands and nearly always brands in transition, to help them stand out and be successful in today’s world.
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announced 12/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Videobeat Networks

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire a 70% share in Videobeat Networks GmbH, a full-service agency for TV and online video campaigns based in Hamburg, Germany.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Videobeat Networks
Videobeat Networks GmbH is a full-service agency for TV and online video campaigns. The agency, a leading expert for data-driven video advertising, has developed proprietary software to enhance the placement, management and analysis of video content across all platforms and optimized in real time.
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closed 7/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Whitespace

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announces the acquisition of Edinburgh-based creative agency, Whitespace. Founded in 1997 with a focus on digital and brand design, Whitespace has developed into one of Scotland’s leading and most awarded creative agencies.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Whitespace
Founded in 1997 with a focus on digital and brand design, Whitespace has developed into one of Scotland’s leading and most awarded creative agencies with a client list that includes Aegon, Sainsbury’s Bank, and the Scottish Government.
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closed 4/26/2018 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired White Label

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announced the acquisition of Chilean performance agency, White Label. The agency specializes in digital advertising services including SEO, SEM, social, paid media and digital analytics, and counts brands such as L’Oreal and Banco Ripley as clients.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: White Label
Based in Chile, White Label MKT SpA is a performance marketing agency that provides digital paid media and search engine optimization (SEO) services, programmatic buying, web analytics, and measurement tools. The company is based in Las Condes, Chile.
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announced 4/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Red Media Consulting AS

synopsis: Dentsu, Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd, has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Red Communication AS, a media and performance agency in Norway. RED offers a full suite of digital advertising services including performance marketing, performance publishing and digital content marketing.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Red Media Consulting AS
RED is a fast-growing agency in Norway, and was twice awarded Norway's 'Media Agency of the Year'. The agency offers a full suite of digital advertising services including performance marketing, performance publishing and digital content marketing, data and analytics, and media and brand activation.
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announced 2/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Character SF, LLC

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a Character SF, LLC., a San Francisco-based branding and design agency. Character offers creative-focused advertising services including brand strategy, brand identity, and brand experience.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Character SF, LLC
Founded in 1999, Character is a San Francisco-based branding and design agency with a passion for launching, rejuvenating and propelling brands. Their goal is to create lasting and meaningful relationships between their client's brand and their audience through distinct brand experiences.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/18/2017 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire FoxP2 Holdings Proprietary Limited

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in FoxP2 Holdings Proprietary Limited, a leading creative agency in South Africa. FoxP2 is a comprehensive creative agency that integrates strategy, design, digital and creative advertising into innovative results for its clients.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: FoxP2 Holdings Proprietary Limited
Founded in 2005, FoxP2 is a comprehensive creative agency that integrates strategy, design, digital and creative advertising into innovative results for its clients. Through its branches in Johannesburg and Cape Town, it has grown into a company with 83 expert employees.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/21/2017 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Gleam Futures

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Gleam Futures, a digital-first talent management company in the UK.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Gleam Futures
Gleam Futures is a digital-first talent management company in the UK. Gleam Futures is a global top class digital-first talent management company having agreements with more than 40 global talents whose YouTube channels have a combined subscriber base of over 60 million users.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/26/2017 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire SesliHarfler

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in SesliHarfler Reklam Tanitim ve Yayin Hizmetleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. ("SesliHarfler"), a digital creative agency in Turkey.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: SesliHarfler
SesliHarfler Reklam Tanitim ve Yayin Hizmetleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. ("SesliHarfler") is a digital creative agency in Turkey. SesliHarfler has a solid reputation for creativity and strategic project execution, offering a full suite of digital communications services.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 5/11/2017 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire media.at GmbH

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., a multinational media and digital marketing communications company, has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in media.at GmbH, an independent full-service media agency that is the largest in Austria, boasting the second largest transaction volume in that country.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: media.at GmbH
media.at GmbH is an independent full-service media agency that is the largest in Austria, boasting the second largest transaction volume in that country.
price ($mm)
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announced 5/1/2017 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Accordant Pty Ltd

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Accordant Pty Ltd, a data-driven customer experience and personalization agency based in Australia.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Accordant Pty Ltd
Established in 2014, Accordant is a full-service programmatic advertising company and technology solution provider offering advanced digital marketing services that give customers a brand experience optimized in paid and owned media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Grant Group

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd has reached an agreement with principal shareholders of Grant Group to acquire a majority stake in the Grant Group, a prominent advertising group in Sri Lanka. Under the agreement, Dentsu Aegis Network will acquire 85% of the shares in Grant Advertising Group & 70% of the shares in Grant Agencies.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Grant Group
Grant Group is a prominent and long-established advertising group in Sri Lanka. Grant Group comprises 2 groups: the Grant Advertising Group and Grant Agencies--providing advertising and media services (mass media and OOH), creative, PR, content, digital and other services under seven brands.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Dwi Sapta Group

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire a 51% stake in Dwi Sapta Group, the largest independent full-service advertising agency in Indonesia. Dwi Sapta Group encompasses nine companies specializing in creative, media, digital, PR and other areas.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Dwi Sapta Group
Founded in 1981, the Dwi Sapta Group encompasses nine companies specializing in creative, media, digital, PR and other areas with a total of 400 employees, having grown to become Indonesia's largest independent full-service advertising agency.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/16/2016 via BusinessWire

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Gravity Media

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announces the acquisition of Findr Group, owner of Gravity Media, a full-service multicultural marketing agency headquartered in New York City. Gravity Media will form the backbone of the group’s specialized and dedicated multicultural marketing offering in the US, complementing and strengthening its existing capabilities.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is innovating the way brands are built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Gravity Media
Gravity is an award-winning, full service multi-cultural advertising communications agency. They are experts at deeply integrating brands into any culture. Pragmatically, they solve complex business challenges and create growth opportunities for their clients through advertising communications.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/3/2016 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired Axis41

synopsis: Merkle announced its acquisition of Salt Lake City based Axis41 (www.axis41.com), a leading web and app development agency focused on customer experience. The move supports the strategy of building within the network a set of full-scale people-based marketing capabilities rooted in data, analytics, and technology.
buyer parent: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a global data-driven, technology-enabled performance marketing agency and the largest independent agency in the US for CRM, digital, and search. The agency’s heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights. "
target: Axis41
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Axis41 is a digital marketing agency specializing in brand strategy, creative content, UI/UX architecture, site analytics and CMS implementation. The agency has worked with industry-leading clients such as Adobe, Backcountry.
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closed 9/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Perfect Relations Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has bought local public relations (PR) firm Perfect Relations Group, which will retain its branding. Perfect Relations Group’s presence spans across 19 offices and 50 cities in India, offering services including corporate reputation management, brand and marketing communications, media management and more.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Perfect Relations Pvt. Ltd.
Perfect Relations Group is a public relations firm. Perfect Relations offers services including corporate reputation management, brand and marketing communications, media management and crisis management.
price ($mm)
$37
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.6x
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/30/2020 via Company Press Release

InfraCom Group AB, will purchase Three Companies from MobiPlus

synopsis: InfraCom, a leading player in IT infrastructure, has entered into an agreement to acquire operations within the MobiPlus Group in bankruptcy. The companies acquired are VIKAB, an advertising and marketing company, Wavecom, an IT business, and Retailsolutions Sverige, a payment solutions company. MobiPlus is based in Sweden.
buyer: InfraCom Group AB (NGM:INFRA:$23.15)
InfraCom is a leading player in IT infrastructure. The company owns, operates and develops high-quality services in cloud-based telephony, cloud-based IT services, data centers, as well as data communication and Internet access to customers who demand high operational and data security. "
seller: MobiPlus
MobiPlus offers a unique marketing platform to companies in need of effective SMS based communications. MobiPlus is a technology company with most of its customers in the Scandinavian online retail market.
price ($mm)
$0.72
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

P4 Group Pty Ltd, acquired Ruby Communications Pty Ltd

synopsis: P4 Group has acquired Ruby Communications, bolstering the company's service offering across public relations, digital, creative, marketing, communications and stakeholder engagements. The two firms are Queensland's award-winning communications consultancies.
buyer: P4 Group Pty Ltd
With offices in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, the dynamic marketing and communications powerhouse bolsters P4 Group’s service offering across public relations, digital, creative, marketing, communications and stakeholder engagement. "
target: Ruby Communications Pty Ltd
In a world that is dominated by content, brands can only achieve influence by engaging audiences in a more powerful way. Ruby Communications believes in making an impact. The specialists at their company believe in creativity, planning, collaboration and insight-led ideas.
price ($mm)
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on offer 6/25/2020 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, offer to acquire MDC Partners, Inc.

synopsis: Stagwell Group will acquire MDC Partners, Inc., one of the most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. The combination will allow both Stagwell and MDC to scale offerings, develop products based on combined tech and data assets, and provide accelerated growth and enhanced services to clients.
buyer: Stagwell Group
Stagwell Group is an independent, digital-first, and fully-integrated organization servicing brands across the continuum of marketing services. Stagwell's brands include experts in digital transformation and marketing, research and insights, marketing communications, and content and media. "
target: MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA:$1,414.75)
MDC Partners is one of the most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. MDC's agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment for over 1,700 clients.
price ($mm)[EV]
$253 [$1,306]*
rev ($mm)
$1,415
EBITDA ($mm)
$215
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
7.4x
closed 6/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hearts & Science LLC, acquired MAX & Partners Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Omnicom Media Group's Hearts & Science has acquired Melbourne media agency Max & Partners. MAX & Partners provides media strategy and media solutions to help businesses achieve success. They provide excellent communication strategy, using digital and traditional media for the best result.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Hearts & Science LLC
Hearts & Science is a marketing agency using data to help brands build individual relationships with consumers at scale. Hearts & Science was founded with a special focus on data analytics and a foundation of heart. "
target: MAX & Partners Pty Ltd.
MAX & Partners provides media strategy and media solutions to help businesses achieve success. They provide excellent communication strategy, using digital and traditional media for the best result. They help businesses find the best content opportunity and best commercial model possible.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Bignon De Keyser Paris, acquired Eliott & Markus

synopsis: Bignon De Keyser France, a strategy consulting firm dedicated to the legal professions, has acquired Eliott & Markus, specializing in influence and brand consulting for consulting firms. The objective of the operation is to strengthen the synergies between two historic players in the French legal market.
buyer: Bignon De Keyser Paris
Bignon De Keyser is dedicated to helping players in the legal industry achieve lasting success. They do this by helping them to envisage the future, improve their organization. Allowing them thereby to respond to their clients’ needs and to anticipate trends. "
target: Eliott & Markus
From brand enhancement to enhancement of expertise, Eliott & Markus has structured integrated and agile support, at the crossroads of influence and branding. It offers the most complete marketing and communication skills platform on the French market.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Impulse Screen Media, acquired iNC Digital Media

synopsis: Impulse Screen Media, a technology company delivering cross screen marketing opportunities for brands, has acquired iNC Digital Media, the essential digital media partner for traditional advertisers. iNC Digital Media creates high performing digital marketing campaigns for their clients.
buyer: Impulse Screen Media
Based in Sydney, Impulse Screen Media (ISM) is a technology company delivering cross screen marketing opportunities for brands. ISM has built a unique technology platform that captures real-time data from television broadcasts, allowing brands and agencies to optimize digital media buying. "
target parent: Here, There & Everywhere
target: iNC Digital Media
Based in Australia, iNC Digital Media is the essential digital media partner for traditional advertisers. They are a team of like-minded marketing professionals specifically available to create high performing digital marketing campaigns for their clients.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 4/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gen-G, acquired Gootenberg SAS

synopsis: Gen-G, a communications and public relations consultancy agency founded in 2012 by Laurence Gabriel, acquired the Gootenberg agency. Gootenberg is a new generation PR agency based in France that integrates the practice of social media in a single approach to global communication.
buyer: Gen-G
Based in France and created in 2012 by Laurence Gabriel, Gen-G helps companies of all sizes in the development and the management of their images, especially with the media. The agency gives advice on communication and public relations, developing a strategic and operational approach. "
target: Gootenberg SAS
Gootenberg is a new generation PR agency based in France. Gootenberg integrates the practice of social media in a single approach to global communication. It operates on the B2B and B2C markets on behalf of companies sharing the vision of dialogued communication with stakeholders.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/7/2020 via BusinessWire

The Dalton Agency merged with The Bradford Group,

synopsis: The Bradford Group, a Nashville-based public relations agency, has merged with the Dalton Agency to create Nashville’s fourth largest public relations and advertising agency as measured by revenue. The Dalton Agency's services range from branding and media strategy to public relations and social media content creation.
buyer: The Bradford Group
The Bradford Group is a PR/marketing firm based in Nashville, Tennessee that integrates public relations, inbound marketing, outbound marketing and social media. They create contagious conversations that build brands. "
target: The Dalton Agency
The Dalton Agency's services range from branding and media strategy to public relations and social media content creation. Through their experiential, interactive and corporate show production, the agency is able to create experiences online, offline & live.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 3/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Horizon Group of North America, acquired Cronin

synopsis: Southport marketing agency Horizon Group of North America has acquired Glastonbury digital-marketing firm Cronin and its visual content production company, Off Leash Studios. The three firms have combined to create a new organization called Cronin Group Holdings, but each will continue operating under their current names.
buyer: Horizon Group of North America
Horizon Group of North America is an insight-driven consumer and retail transformation expert. Horizon Group has successfully grown brands, started and scaled companies, led change, developed innovation, built business development partnerships, and optimized communications. "
target: Cronin
Based in Glastonbury, Cronin is a digitally driven, results-focused marketing agency. The agency’s capabilities include strategy and analytics; advertising; content development; media planning, buying and optimization; digital services; public relations; social media; direct marketing; and research.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mediaworks Online Marketing, acquired Liberty Communications

synopsis: Mediaworks has announced the acquisition of Liberty Communications. The County Durham, UK-based media planning and buying agency specialises in what would be considered ‘traditional’ advertising media, with expertise in TV, radio, out of home and print media.
buyer: Mediaworks Online Marketing
Mediaworks is one of the leading online marketing agencies in the UK. They specialize in organic search engine optimization that drives leads, sales and brand visibility for their clients, but they are also experts in pay-per-click, online reputation management and content marketing. "
target: Liberty Communications
Liberty Communications is a County Durham, UK-based media planning and buying agency specialises in what would be considered ‘traditional’ advertising media, with expertise in TV, radio, out of home and print media.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

Nerio Communications merged with CRE8IVE,

synopsis: Nerio Communications has merged with CRE8IVE, a leading creative agency in Australia. Nerio Communications is a strategic marketing agency in Australia. Nerio helps businesses to establish meaningful relationships with their audience. Their capabilities include marketing and communications strategy, digital, media planning, events, PR, and more.
buyer: CRE8IVE
CRE8IVE is a leading creative agency in Australia. CRE8IVE specializes in branding, campaign development and the development of websites. CRE8IVE utilizes clever strategy, considered design and innovative technologies to help businesses tell compelling stories to reach their audience. "
target: Nerio Communications
Nerio Communications is a strategic marketing agency in Australia. Nerio helps businesses to establish meaningful and long-term relationships with their audience. Their capabilities include marketing and communications strategy, digital, media planning, events, PR, content creation, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$33
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/20/2020 via Company Press Release

SKDKnickerbocker, acquired Sloane & Company

synopsis: The nation’s leading public affairs firm, SKDKnickerbocker, has acquired Sloane & Company, an industry-leading corporate and financial communications firm. Through the combination, the wide breadth of services available to clients will include corporate positioning and media relations, public affairs, political campaigns, M&A support, and more.
buyer parent: Stagwell Group
buyer: SKDKnickerbocker
SKDKnickerbocker (SKDK) is a top national communications and political consulting firm bringing unparalleled strategic communications experience to Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, philanthropic organizations, and labor unions, as well as political committees and candidates. "
target parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
target: Sloane & Company
Sloane & Company is an industry-leading strategic communications firm focused on Corporate Communications, Media Relations, Investor Relations, Crisis Communications and Issue Management, Shareholder Activism and Proxy Contests, Transaction Support, and Public Affairs.
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closed 2/14/2020 via Company Press Release

Ringier AG, acquired Admeira AG

synopsis: Ringier, a diversified media company, is acquiring Swisscom’s 50% share in Admeira, making it the sole owner of the marketing company. At the same time, Admeira is being restructured and will focus on the marketing of TV advertising in future. Admeira is Switzerland's largest marketing company.
buyer: Ringier AG
Ringier is a diversified media company with about 6,900 employees across 18 countries. Founded in 1833, Ringier manages leading brands in print, TV, radio, online and mobile media and runs successful print, entertainment and internet businesses. "
target parent: Swisscom
target: Admeira AG
Admeira is Switzerland's largest marketing company. They represent more than 80 strong media brands in the print, radio, TV, online and digital out-of-home domains. They provide their clients with tailored advertising and sponsorship solutions for cross-media campaigns.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/13/2020 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired Media Storm, LLC

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired Media Storm through Merkle. Media Storm is a leading data-driven marketing agency that has created an integrated solution of identifying and converting hand raisers and driving greater ROI through accountable and active media.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: Media Storm, LLC
Media Storm is a leading data-driven marketing agency that has created an integrated solution of identifying and converting hand raisers and driving greater ROI through accountable and active media.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Teneo, Inc., acquired Bridge PR

synopsis: Teneo, the global CEO advisory firm, announced the acquisition of Bridge PR, a proven and specialist PR and content development agency engaged in building and managing reputation through all media platforms for a wide range of businesses and organisations operating across a range of sectors at national and regional level.
buyer: Teneo, Inc.
Teneo is a global CEO advisory firm. Teneo works exclusively with the CEOs and senior executives of the world’s leading companies, Teneo provides strategic counsel across their full range of key objectives and issues. "
target: Bridge PR
Based in Ireland, Bridge PR is a proven and specialist PR and content development agency engaged in building and managing reputation through all media platforms for a wide range of businesses and organisations operating across a range of sectors at national and regional level.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/11/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Bond Brand Loyalty, acquired rDialogue

synopsis: Bond Brand Loyalty, a global customer experience and loyalty management company, has acquired rDialogue, a customer marketing firm. The acquisition bolsters Bond’s expertise in strategic advisory services to help brands strengthen relationships and optimize the customer journey across all human and digital touch points.
buyer: Bond Brand Loyalty
Bond is a global, data-driven customer experience and loyalty management business. It specializes in the Marketing, Measurement, and Management of powerful experiences that build brand loyalty for the world’s most influential brands. "
target: rDialogue
rDialogue is a customer marketing firm that accelerates the development of smart and profitable relationships between leading brands and customers. The data-driven firm blends science and art to develop and execute innovative marketing strategies around loyalty and relationship marketing.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

French/West/Vaughan, will acquire CGPR

synopsis: French West Vaughan, a nationally recognized as a pioneering influence in integrated marketing, has acquired CGPR, a public relations firm with a consumer focus, leveraging a wide scope of expertise on behalf of clients that are established leaders in their industries.
buyer: French/West/Vaughan
French West Vaughan (FWV) is nationally recognized as a pioneering influence in integrated marketing. They work with some of the world’s leading corporate and consumer brands, mid-sized companies, governmental offices and entrepreneurial ventures. "
target: CGPR
CGPR is a public relations firm with a consumer focus, leveraging a wide scope of expertise on behalf of clients that are established leaders in their industries. The agency provides first-class customer service that generates long-term relationships with clients above the industry average.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ben Lilley, will acquire McCann Australia

synopsis: Ben Lilley, the former CEO of McCann Australia, will acquire McCann Australia from McCann Worldgroup, the world’s leading ad agency network. McCann Australia is an Australian creative agency that turns emotional truths into compelling stories to transform and build brands that last.
buyer: Ben Lilley
Ben Lilley is an Australian creative entrepreneur and private investor. Ben Lilley has a number of private investments and is interested in advertising and marketing businesses in creative, data, digital, design, media and PR. "
target parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
target: McCann Australia
McCann Australia is an Australian creative agency. McCann Australia provides their clients with a completely integrated and comprehensive marketing services offering. The agency turns emotional truths into compelling stories to transform and build brands that last.
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Ticker: ASX:WLL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wellcom Group Limited
Wellcom Group Limited
Wellcom is a technology based marketing production company with operations in Australia, the United Kingdom, Asia and New Zealand. Wellcom creates, manages and delivers content for corporations and advertising agencies.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$108.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.05
EBIT ($mm)
$12.55
Net Income ($mm)
$8.42
Employees
422
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Ticker: XSAT:SMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shortcut Media AB
Shortcut Media AB
Shortcut Media Group is a leading, independent production group that produces advertising and corporate films, trailers, animated films, promos and provides post production. The group consists of Bond Street Film, Oddway Film, Shortcut Post, Good Motion, Shortcut Film and Shortcut Graphics.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$5.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.50
EBIT ($mm)
$0.20
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: BIT:CDG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Casta Diva Group
Casta Diva Group is a multinational active in the communication sector, producing branded content, viral videos, digital content, films and corporate events. The Group is the world’s most extensive network of advertising film and event production.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: OMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, public relations and other specialty communications services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$15,385.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,351.50
EBIT ($mm)
$2,076.40
Net Income ($mm)
$1,146.30
Employees
77300
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Ticker: TSE:2433
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Group companies are committed to providing optimized solutions for advertisers, media companies and content holders in Japan and internationally. The company provides planning, production, marketing, public relations, and other services related to advertising in various media.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$13,723.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$651.19
EBIT ($mm)
$514.50
Net Income ($mm)
$420.19
Employees
21469
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Ticker: SWX:DKSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,600.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$282.63
EBIT ($mm)
$240.86
Net Income ($mm)
$232.55
Employees
32996
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Ticker: TSE:4324
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dentsu Inc.
Dentsu Inc.
Dentsu Inc. has a diverse client portfolio and enjoys solid buying power in all major mass media formats. Dentsu handles the advertising campaigns of many blue-chip companies, and major global clients have chosen the Company to act as a partner in the Japanese market.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$9,737.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,481.52
EBIT ($mm)
$645.53
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
66400
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Ticker: NYSE: IPG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Their companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialty marketing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8,592.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,388.50
EBIT ($mm)
$1,108.30
Net Income ($mm)
$668.70
Employees
54300
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Ticker: SZSE:300058
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus is one of the most recognized communications services groups originating in China. They provide a wide spectrum of marketing and brand management services across disciplines of Strategy, Digital, Advertising, Media, Social, PR, Design, Branding, CRM, Data, E-Commerce and Mobile solutions.
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: KOSE:A030000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide Inc. is a marketing solutions company that offers advertising, public relations, shopper marketing, sports marketing, digital marketing, etc. It was established in 1973 with headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,750.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$196.43
EBIT ($mm)
$170.64
Net Income ($mm)
$116.35
Employees
1274
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Ticker: DLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,011.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$414.19
EBIT ($mm)
$322.89
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6701
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Ticker: MDCA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners is one of the fastest-growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Their agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,414.75
EBITDA ($mm)
$139.64
EBIT ($mm)
$100.94
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5647
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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.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$477.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.48
EBIT ($mm)
$31.51
Net Income ($mm)
$18.83
Employees
1247
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Ticker: AIM:SAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc is a global marketing services business working across a wide variety of industry sectors with a strategy focused on winning new business and starting new businesses.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$438.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.94
EBIT ($mm)
$22.02
Net Income ($mm)
$2.64
Employees
2483
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Ticker: ASX:IGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IVE Group
IVE Group
IVE Group Ltd is an ASX listed vertically integrated marketing and print communications provider. IVE enables its customers to communicate more effectively with their customers by creating, managing, producing and distributing content across multiple channels.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$395.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.66
EBIT ($mm)
$17.68
Net Income ($mm)
$9.65
Employees
1100
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Ticker: NYSE:HHS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte Hanks is a global marketing services firm specializing in multi-channel marketing solutions. Harte Hanks offers end-to-end marketing services including consulting, strategic assessment, data, analytics, digital, social, mobile, print, direct mail and contact center.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$394.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.14
EBIT ($mm)
($4.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5620
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Ticker: AIM:NFC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next 15
Next 15
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$388.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$51.59
EBIT ($mm)
$30.53
Net Income ($mm)
$2.93
Employees
2183
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Ticker: 002712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd. offers media services in China. Through their brands, they offer Media planning and agency (ProVision Media Network), Brand Management (BC&T Boundless Creations & Talents), Outdoor Advertising (EYoung Outdoors), Digital Marketing (Simei Digital), and more.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$374.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.18
EBIT ($mm)
$13.83
Net Income ($mm)
$14.17
Employees
180
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