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closed 8/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

Aegis Group PLC, acquired Data2Decisions

synopsis: UK-based media group Aegis has acquired marketing effectiveness analytics consultancy Data2Decisions. London-based Data2Decisions uses a variety of statistical modelling, econometric and analysis techniques to examine client data and uses the resulting insights to inform marketing strategy.
buyer: Aegis Group PLC
Aegis Group plc is one of the world’s leading media and digital marketing communications groups. Aegis is made up of two operating businesses, Aegis Media (Carat, Vizeum, Posterscope, Isobar and iProspect) and Aztec, the scan-based market and consumer insights company. "
target: Data2Decisions
London-based Data2Decisions was founded in 2001 by former Millward Brown statistician Paul Dyson and uses a variety of statistical modelling, econometric and analysis techniques to examine client data and uses the resulting insights to inform marketing strategy.
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closed 10/22/2020 via BusinessWire

Vision Integrated Graphics, acquired DX Marketing

synopsis: Vision Integrated Graphics Group LLC has acquired DX Marketing LLC (DXM), a people-based marketing agency that provides marketers access to enterprise-level data and analytics, allowing them to make informed investments that deliver strong ROI. DXM will enhance Vision’s omnichannel marketing solutions focused on customer acquisition and engagement.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Vision Integrated Graphics
Vision is a provider of data-driven, omnichannel marketing solutions focused on customer acquisition and engagement. Its end-to-end automated marketing campaigns rely on data-analytics, creative services and multi-channel execution to drive higher response rates and lower customer acquisition costs."
target parent: Roark Capital Group
target: DX Marketing
DX Marketing is an insights company that leverages unique consumer knowledge to inform business strategy and provide a quantifiable ROI on marketing spend. DXM clients get affordable access to platforms offering the most data available on individual customers and their digital behavior.
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announced 11/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Forrester, will acquire SiriusDecisions, Inc.

synopsis: Forrester, a research and advisory firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SiriusDecisions. SiriusDecisions is a leading business-to-business research and advisory firm. They help companies by delivering actionable intelligence, transformative frameworks and guidance to elevate sales, marketing and product performance.
buyer: Forrester (FORR:$349.37)
Forrester is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. They work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester's unique insights are grounded in annual surveys, methodologies, and the wisdom of their clients. "
target: SiriusDecisions, Inc.
SiriusDecisions is a leading business-to-business (B2B) advisory firm. They help B2B companies worldwide by delivering the actionable intelligence, transformative frameworks and expert guidance that equip executives to modernize and elevate sales, marketing and product performance.
price ($mm)
$245
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$87
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closed 8/8/2006 via PR Newswire

Roark Capital Group, acquired DX Marketing

synopsis: Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, announced the acquisition of DX Marketing, LLC. DX Marketing provides market research, customer prospecting, data mapping, and digital printing services to its direct mail advertising clients from its facilities in Jacksonville, Florida and Savannah, Georgia.
buyer: Roark Capital Group
Roark Capital Group is an Atlanta-based private equity firm that acquires majority positions in franchise, direct marketing, financial services, niche manufacturing, and service businesses. "
target: DX Marketing
DX Marketing provides a comprehensive basket of services to support the direct marketing efforts of its clients. Services include market research and direct mailings based upon market segmentation, customer profiling, prospecting and data mapping.
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closed 7/23/2018 via PR Newswire

Engine Shop, LLC, acquired IEG, LLC

synopsis: Engine Shop, the award-winning sports, and entertainment marketing agency, has acquired IEG, the IEG Sponsorship Conference, and ESP Properties' U.S. brand consultancy from GroupM. IEG is the premier global consultancy in partnership strategy, evaluation and measurement for leading sponsors and rightsholders.
buyer parent: Bruin Sports Capital
buyer: Engine Shop, LLC
Engine Shop, is an award-winning Global Sports and Entertainment Marketing Agency that specializes in modern, omnichannel marketing campaigns that foster consumer engagement through experiences. Its clients include American Family Insurance, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Floor and Décor, and more. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: IEG, LLC
IEG is the premier global consultancy in partnership strategy, evaluation and measurement for leading sponsors and rightsholders. IEG helps brand and property clients navigate the complex universe of sponsorship and engagement marketing to optimize the value of brand partnerships.
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closed 7/29/2016 via Company Press Release

Mediaverse Pty Ltd. merged with Media Research Group,

synopsis: Australian Associated Press (AAP) has acquired Melbourne-based media analysis firm Mediaverse. Mediaverse will be merged with AAP’s media analysis arm, MRG, to create one of Australia’s largest media analysis companies.
buyer parent: Australian Associated Press
buyer: Media Research Group
The Media Research Group (MRG) is the research and analysis division of Australian Associated Press (AAP). MRG was founded in 1996 and acquired by AAP in 2007. The Media Research Group provides on demand expert quantitative media analysis. "
target: Mediaverse Pty Ltd.
Mediaverse is an award-winning Melbourne-based analysis consultancy that works for a range of blue chip and government clients.
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closed 3/10/2016 via BusinessWire

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Cardinal Path

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announced the acquisition of Cardinal Path, an award-winning digital data consulting firm in the US and Canada. Cardinal Path helps brands navigate a variety of data-related challenges and deliver competitive advantage through strong data and analytics.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of nine 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: Cardinal Path
Cardinal Path is a digital data analytics firm that works with the world’s most prominent organizations to create, implement and action advanced analytics. Cardinal Path is known for its tools such as the Online Analytics Maturity Model, a framework for assessing enterprise-wide analytics maturity.
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closed 1/5/2011 via PR Newswire

Repucom America LLC, acquired Image Impact, Inc.

synopsis: Repucom America LLC, the leading provider of broadcast content measurement in the United States, has announced the acquisition of Kansas City based Image Impact, Inc. Image Impact is a provider of brand placement measurement and valuation within mass media programming.
buyer: Repucom America LLC
Repucom America LLC has rapidly grown into the world's foremost authority in measuring the value and effectiveness of brand exposure within all forms of sports media. "
target: Image Impact, Inc.
Image Impact, Inc. is a provider of brand placement measurement and valuation within mass media programming. Utilizing cutting-edge delivery platforms such as BrandBase®, providing comprehensive, verifiable brand placement evaluation and consulting analysis to take clients Beyond the Numbers®.
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closed 4/1/2011 via Company Press Release

NPD Group, Inc., acquired In-Stat, LLC

synopsis: The NPD Group today announced that it has finalized the acquisition of In-Stat, an analyst research company focused on the mobile internet and digital entertainment industries. As the newest addition to NPD's analyst-based services, In-Stat will operate to provide global technology analysis and information for a growing client base.
buyer: NPD Group, Inc.
The NPD Group is the leading provider of reliable and comprehensive consumer and retail information for a wide range of industries. More than 1,800 manufacturers and retailers rely on NPD to help them drive critical business decisions at the global, national, and local market levels. "
target: In-Stat, LLC
In-Stat’s market intelligence combines technical, market and end-user research and database models to analyze the Mobile Internet and Digital Entertainment ecosystems. Businesses rely on In-Stat to support critical business, product and technology decisions.
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closed 11/2/2010 via Company Press Release

UBM Built Environment, acquired Lead-In Research

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired Lead in Research (LIR), a boutique sales leads business on behalf of UBM Built Environment from its founder, Mark Hurley.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Built Environment
UBM Built Environment is UBM’s specialist media division focusing on the Property, Interiors, Architecture, Construction, and Infrastructure markets in the UK and internationally. "
target: Lead-In Research
Lead-In Research is a leading provider of specialist business leads and public sector tenders in the UK. They are the people who can tell you which companies are planning to relocate, open new premises, refurbish, expand, or invest in new equipment and services.
price ($mm)
$1.84
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closed 12/22/2021 via Company Press Release

Numerator, acquired Hatchtank

synopsis: Numerator, a data and tech company serving the market research space, has acquired Canada-based HatchTank, a tech-enabled mobile qualitative survey company. The acquisition of HatchTank expands Numerator’s capabilities across qualitative, quantitative, and panel-based consumer research, powered by advanced technology.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Numerator
Numerator is a data and tech company bringing speed and scale to the market research space. The company blends proprietary data with advanced technology to create unique insights for the market research industry that has been slow to change. "
target: Hatchtank
Based in Canada, HatchTank is a next-generation qualitative research platform that blends the best research tools into a flexible, dynamic, results-oriented platform that works across multiple devices and operating systems.
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closed 4/7/2020 via PR Newswire

PlaceIQ, acquired FreckleIOT

synopsis: PlaceIQ Inc., the leading data and technology provider that powers critical business and marketing decisions with location data, analytics, and insights, announced it has acquired FreckleIOT, a business specializing in location data and foot traffic measurement from Freckle, LTD.
buyer: PlaceIQ
PlaceIQ is a provider of Next Generation Location Intelligence. Extracting meaning and context from the huge explosion of new location data being created, PlaceIQ enables a detailed and dynamic understanding of a place or location like never before. "
target: FreckleIOT
Freckle is a global data company specializing in media measurement and identity. The Freckle offline media measurement solution determines the effectiveness of media across all channels in driving customers into a physical location. They are based in New York and Toronto.
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closed 3/14/2006 via PR Newswire

Omnicom Group Inc., acquired Unisono Fieldmarketing International Limited

synopsis: Omnicom Group Inc., the leading global advertising and marketing services group, has acquired a majority ownership interest in Unisono Fieldmarketing International Limited, a leading field marketing company based in China.
buyer: Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC:$13,962.10)
Omnicom Group Inc. is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services. "
target: Unisono Fieldmarketing International Limited
Unisono Fieldmarketing provides field marketing and merchandising services in China for both multinational and local clients.
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closed 12/1/2011 via PR Newswire

DrivingSales, Inc., acquired Revenue Guru

synopsis: DrivingSales, the auto industry's fastest-growing, most influential trade media property, announced that it has acquired consulting, training and research company Revenue Guru. Founded in 2009, Revenue Guru provides consulting, research and interactive training programs for dealer groups, manufacturers, and vendors.
buyer: DrivingSales, Inc.
DrivingSales is the auto industry's fastest-growing, most influential trade media property focused on delivering profit-building information and business intelligence to auto retailers and industry professionals. Its information network includes DrivingSales.com, DrivingSalesTV, and more. "
target: Revenue Guru
Revenue Guru provides consulting, research and interactive training programs for dealer groups, manufacturers, and vendors. RevenueGuru understands how people learn best and can develop interactive programs that work with a company's live events, webinars, and study materials.
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closed 7/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

Centaur Media plc, acquired Econsultancy

synopsis: Centaur Media plc, the business information and events group, has acquired E-consultancy.com Limited. Econsultancy is a leading digital and events-led information provider to the global digital marketing and e-commerce community in the UK, with a growing presence in the USA, Middle East, Asia and Australia.
buyer: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities. "
target: Econsultancy
Econsultancy, founded in 1999, is a UK company providing training, reports, research, case studies, buyers guides and advice for the digital marketing sector. The CEO and co-founder of Econsultancy is author Ashley Friedlein.
price ($mm)
$19
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$10
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$2
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45.5x
closed 12/5/2016 via BusinessWire

Mercer, LLC, acquired Sirota Consulting LLC

synopsis: Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth, and careers, and a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., announced that it has acquired the business of Sirota Consulting LLC, a global provider of employee engagement solutions that offers the full breadth of organizational assessments, surveys, technology, and analytics.
buyer parent: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
buyer: Mercer, LLC
Mercer is a global leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth, and performance of their most vital asset – their people. "
target: Sirota Consulting LLC
Founded in 1972, Sirota is a privately held company of survey research and organizational performance experts focused exclusively on conducting attitude research and driving action through effective data utilization.
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announced 6/20/2011 via PR Newswire

MSLGroup, will acquire Genedigi Group

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Genedigi Group, one of China's largest independent public relations and marketing communications agencies. Genedigi will be aligned with MSLGROUP, Publicis Groupe's flagship specialty communications, public relations and events network.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: MSLGroup
MSLGROUP is one of the world's top 5 PR and events networks. Its offices span 22 countries and cover virtually every discipline required for clients to engage creatively with their audiences. The group offers clients strategic advice, insight-guided thinking and big, compelling ideas. "
target: Genedigi Group
Founded in 1997, Genedigi Group employs 400 communications professionals across public relations, event marketing, digital marketing and an in-house market research center. Genedigi supports more than 50 clients across its offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
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announced 2/10/2011 via BusinessWire

Marketshare, will acquire MarketingNPV LLC

synopsis: MarketShare, the marketing analytics industry leader, has agreed to acquire MarketingNPV, one of the best-known providers of innovative measurement solutions and tools. The combined entity will offer an unprecedented end-to-end solution to marketers in all industries.
buyer parent: Harris Interactive
buyer: Marketshare
MarketShare is an analytics company that enables businesses to grow efficiently by uncovering which actions really drive results. MarketShare has a track record of ground-breaking innovations in data, modeling and software and has worked with more than half of the Fortune 100 companies. "
target: MarketingNPV LLC
MarketingNPV is a highly specialized advisory firm that links marketing expenditures to financial value creation, providing continuous improvement in the effective and efficient allocation of marketing resources.
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announced 8/10/2010 via PR Newswire

YouGov plc, will acquire Harrison Group LLC

synopsis: Harrison Group LLC, a leading marketing and strategic research consulting firm headquartered in Waterbury, CT, announced that it has agreed to be acquired by YouGov plc, a global market leader in survey and market research, political polling, panel management, research operations and business consulting.
buyer: YouGov plc (AIM:YOU:$223.64)
YouGov is an international, full-service research company primarily using online panels to provide quantitative and qualitative research across a range of industries, including consumer products, financial services, public sector, technology and telecom and media. "
target: Harrison Group LLC
Harrison Group is one of the country's leading marketing and strategic research consulting firms. Harrison Group specializes in concept testing, forecasting, segmentation, branding, business consulting and market modeling.
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$6.00
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announced 12/15/2009 via Capital IQ

e-Rewards, Inc., will acquire Research Now Plc

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc., the United States' largest online market research panel provider, announced that it has reached an agreement on the terms of a Recommended Acquisition of Research Now PLC, one of the research industry's leading international online fieldwork and panel firms.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc. is the world's largest "by-invitation-only" online research panel provider, serving nearly 1,000 market research clients. With millions of participating panelists, the e-Rewards® Opinion Panels provide research firms with quality respondents. "
target: Research Now Plc
Research Now is one of the leading international online fieldwork and panel specialists to the global market research industry and some of the world's best known companies with offices in London, Paris, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, Athens, New York, San Francisco, and elsewhere.
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closed 8/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

Aegis Group PLC, acquired Data2Decisions

synopsis: UK-based media group Aegis has acquired marketing effectiveness analytics consultancy Data2Decisions. London-based Data2Decisions uses a variety of statistical modelling, econometric and analysis techniques to examine client data and uses the resulting insights to inform marketing strategy.
buyer: Aegis Group PLC
Aegis Group plc is one of the world’s leading media and digital marketing communications groups. Aegis is made up of two operating businesses, Aegis Media (Carat, Vizeum, Posterscope, Isobar and iProspect) and Aztec, the scan-based market and consumer insights company. "
target: Data2Decisions
London-based Data2Decisions was founded in 2001 by former Millward Brown statistician Paul Dyson and uses a variety of statistical modelling, econometric and analysis techniques to examine client data and uses the resulting insights to inform marketing strategy.
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closed 9/19/2013 via Company Press Release

Aegis Media, acquired Inteligencia Ymedia

synopsis: Aegis Media, the leading global media and digital communications group announces the integration of Spain’s full-service communications agency, Ymedia. The company provides research, strategy, planning & buying offline and online, brand content creation, direct response and modeling services.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Aegis Media
Aegis Group plc, trading as Aegis Media, is a multinational media and digital marketing communications company headquartered in London, United Kingdom, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Dentsu. "
target: Inteligencia Ymedia
Inteligencia Ymedia owns an advertising consultancy firm. Ymedia provides research, strategy, planning & buying offline and online, brand content creation, direct response and modeling services. Inteligencia Ymedia is based in Madrid, Spain.
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closed 9/4/2013 via BusinessWire

Information Resources, Inc., acquired Aztec

synopsis: Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), a global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and over-the-counter healthcare companies, announced it has acquired Aztec, a leading provider of market measurement and related services for consumer packaged goods (CPG), liquor and pharmaceutical manufacturers and retailers.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: Information Resources, Inc.
Information Resources, Inc. (IRi) delivers powerful market and shopper information, predictive analysis and foresight that leads to action. They go beyond the data to ignite extraordinary growth for their clients by pinpointing what matters and illuminating how it can impact their businesses. "
target parent: Dentsu Inc.
target: Aztec
Aztec provides scan-data services to consumer packaged goods retailers and manufacturers. Aztec offers computer-based information services and core offerings include data processing and reporting, leading-edge user friendly software, training and client service support.
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announced 7/30/2013 via BNC Analysis

Aegis Media, will acquire Simple Agency Srl

synopsis: Aegis Media has reached an agreement with the principal shareholders of Simple Agency srl, a leading digital marketing agency in Italy, to acquire a 70% stake in the company. Simple Agency offers Online Advertising, Performance Marketing and Search Marketing Services.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Aegis Media
Aegis Group plc, trading as Aegis Media, is a multinational media and digital marketing communications company headquartered in London, United Kingdom, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Dentsu. "
target: Simple Agency Srl
Simple Agency is a new generation marketing services provider. Founded in April 2008, Simple Agency aims to simplify the approach to marketing and advertising in the interactive industry. Simple Agency offers Online Advertising, Performance Marketing and Search Marketing Services.
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closed 5/22/2013 via Reuters

Aegis Media, acquired Social Embassy

synopsis: Aegis Media has acquired a 100% stake in Social Embassy B.V. located in the Netherlands. Social Embassy is a specialist social media agency whose focus is on social media consulting, community management and social network site (SNS) advertising.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Aegis Media
Aegis Group plc, trading as Aegis Media, is a multinational media and digital marketing communications company headquartered in London, United Kingdom, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Dentsu. "
target: Social Embassy
Social Embassy B.V. is the leading social media agency in the Netherlands. Its expertise includes Strategy and Insights; Online Reputation Management; Content and Conversation; Activation and Advertising; and Internal Social Media.
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closed 1/28/2013 via PR Newswire

Carat, acquired Carat Colombia

synopsis: Carat has acquired a majority stake in its affiliate in Bogota, Colombia. Carat's affiliate in Colombia is known as Carat Colombia and is led by Hector Bula . Mr. Bula has served Carat's global clients in Colombia for over six years and will remain as CEO of the agency. The company specializes in media planning.
buyer parent: Aegis Group PLC
buyer: Carat
Carat is the world's leading independent media planning & buying specialist and the market-leader in digital and non-traditional media solutions. Owned by global media group Aegis Group plc, the Carat network is more than 5,000 people in 70 countries worldwide. "
target: Carat Colombia
Carat Colombia is an affiliate of Carat led by CEO Hector Bula. The company has over 40 years of experience as a market leader in media planning.
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closed 1/7/2013 via BNC Analysis

Isobar, acquired Lucidity Digital

synopsis: Aegis, the media and digital communications group, has announced its acquisition of Lucidity Digital, an Irish web design and development agency. The move is intended to bolster Aegis Media’s digital offering and will see Lucidity become part of Aegis's digital creative origination network, Isobar, and re-branded as Lucidity Isobar in Ireland.
buyer parent: Aegis Group PLC
buyer: Isobar
Isobar is a global digital communications agency that brings people and brands together like never before. It fuses creative thinking with technology know-how to uncover the best ideas and execute them across any platform or channel anywhere in the world. "
target: Lucidity Digital
Lucidity Digital is a full service digital agency offering web design, development, SEO/SEM (search engine optimisation / search engine marketing ) social media management, e-commerce solutions, digital video, and applications.
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closed 12/21/2012 via PR Newswire

Carat, acquired Triangulo Publicitario

synopsis: Aegis Group plc, the world's leading, focused media and digital communications group, announced that it has acquired a majority stake in its affiliate in Santiago, Chile. Triangulo Publicitario has been Aegis's partner in Chile since 2007, serving Carat's Global clients in the region. Triangulo Publicitario is a media planning & buying specialist.
buyer parent: Aegis Group PLC
buyer: Carat
Carat is the world's leading independent media planning & buying specialist and the market-leader in digital and non-traditional media solutions. Owned by global media group Aegis Group plc, the Carat network is more than 5,000 people in 70 countries worldwide. "
target: Triangulo Publicitario
Triangulo Publicitario is a media planning & buying specialist. Triangulo Publicitario has been Aegis's partner in Chile since 2007, serving Carat's Global clients in the region. The business is led by Ivan Pozarski, who is CEO of the agency.
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announced 11/30/2012 via BtoBonline.com

Isobar, will acquire Shanghai OMP Advertising Communication Co. Ltd

synopsis: Aegis Group will acquire Shanghai OMP Advertising Communication Co. Ltd. OMP will become part of Aegis Group's digital agency Isobar and will be called OMP. OMP offers online integrated marketing, online media planning and purchasing, online PR planning and execution, website creative and design development, and multi-media effect design services.
buyer parent: Aegis Group PLC
buyer: Isobar
Isobar is a global digital communications agency that brings people and brands together like never before. It fuses creative thinking with technology know-how to uncover the best ideas and execute them across any platform or channel anywhere in the world. "
target: Shanghai OMP Advertising Communication Co. Ltd
Shanghai OMP Advertising Communication Co. Ltd offers online integrated marketing, online media planning and purchasing, online PR planning and execution, website creative and design development, and multi-media effect design services.
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closed 11/19/2012 via Company Press Release

iProspect, acquired Netsociety

synopsis: Aegis Group plc, the world’s leading, focused media and digital communications group, announced that it has acquired Netsociety, a performance and search agency in the Netherlands and Belgium. Netsociety will be combined with Aegis Media’s iProspect.
buyer parent: Aegis Group PLC
buyer: iProspect
iProspect is a leading global digital performance agency. The company helps many of the world's most successful brands maximize their online marketing ROI through research, paid search, social media strategy, search engine optimization, display media, comparison shopping engines, and more. "
target: Netsociety
Netsociety, with offices in Amsterdam and Brussels, is a specialist performance marketing agency whose focus is on search marketing and digital performance media. Netsociety has built a fast-growing business, with a diverse client base including Thomas Cook, ING, ABN AMRO and KLM.
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closed 11/6/2012 via BNC Analysis

Aegis Media, acquired IQ mobile GmbH

synopsis: Aegis Media announces that it has acquired IQ mobile, one of the top-tier mobile agencies in Austria. IQ mobile is one of the most experienced companies in the sector of mobile advertising and mobile marketing.
buyer parent: Aegis Group PLC
buyer: Aegis Media
Aegis Media operates as an independent media communications network. It offers media communications and digital network services. The company provides digital media solutions and fully integrated digital campaigns. "
target: IQ mobile GmbH
IQ mobile is one of the most experienced companies in mobile advertising and mobile marketing. With over 600 campaigns for more than 250 clients IQ mobile is the leading mobile specialist in the D-A-CH countries as well as in Central- and South Eastern Europe.
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closed 8/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

iProspect, acquired Communicate 2

synopsis: Aegis Media has acquired Communicate2, a performance marketing and search agency in India. The acquisition is in line with the strategy of strengthening the presence and capability of Aegis in digital space in India. Communicate2 will be merged into Aegis' iProspect, and the new entity will be called iProspectCommunicate2.
buyer parent: Aegis Group PLC
buyer: iProspect
iProspect, part of Aegis Media, is the UK’s fastest growing digital performance marketing specialist across paid and natural search, social, affiliates, display, ad-exchanges, mobile and website optimisation. "
target: Communicate 2
Communicate 2 is one of the leaders in Digital advertising and consulting in India, working with large Enterprise clients from a range of vertical industries including Financial Services, B2B, Publishing, Online Retail and E-commerce.
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closed 8/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

iProspect, acquired I Spy Marketing

synopsis: iProspect, the UK’s fastest-growing performance marketing agency, has acquired leading digital marketing agency I Spy. The newly enlarged iProspect, with combined search billings of more than £150m, will offer clients the most extensive expertise in performance marketing in the UK.
buyer parent: Aegis Group PLC
buyer: iProspect
iProspect, part of Aegis Media, is the UK’s fastest growing digital performance marketing specialist across paid and natural search, social, affiliates, display, ad-exchanges, mobile and website optimisation. "
target: I Spy Marketing
I Spy Marketing is a pioneering digital marketing agency that delivers integrated search, social, display, conversion and mobile campaigns. The company's clients include Vauxhall, Jobsite, Virgin Media, Gap Inc, Endsleigh, SPAM and VisitScotland.
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closed 8/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

Aegis Group PLC, acquired Data2Decisions

synopsis: UK-based media group Aegis has acquired marketing effectiveness analytics consultancy Data2Decisions. London-based Data2Decisions uses a variety of statistical modelling, econometric and analysis techniques to examine client data and uses the resulting insights to inform marketing strategy.
buyer: Aegis Group PLC
Aegis Group plc is one of the world’s leading media and digital marketing communications groups. Aegis is made up of two operating businesses, Aegis Media (Carat, Vizeum, Posterscope, Isobar and iProspect) and Aztec, the scan-based market and consumer insights company. "
target: Data2Decisions
London-based Data2Decisions was founded in 2001 by former Millward Brown statistician Paul Dyson and uses a variety of statistical modelling, econometric and analysis techniques to examine client data and uses the resulting insights to inform marketing strategy.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/20/2012 via BNC Analysis

Aegis Group PLC, acquired Catch Stone

synopsis: Aegis Group plc, the world's leading, focused media and digital communications group, announces that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Catch Stone Advertising Co., Ltd, an established full service digital media and marketing agency in China, for an initial consideration of RMB 550 million.
buyer: Aegis Group PLC
Aegis Group plc is one of the world’s leading media and digital marketing communications groups. Aegis is made up of two operating businesses, Aegis Media (Carat, Vizeum, Posterscope, Isobar and iProspect) and Aztec, the scan-based market and consumer insights company. "
target: Catch Stone
Catch Stone is one of the leading digital agencies in China. Its capabilities include digital media buying and planning, as well as a range of digital marketing services in areas including creative origination and social media.
price ($mm)
$86
rev ($mm)
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closed 3/27/2013 via BNC Analysis

Dentsu Inc., acquired Aegis Group PLC

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. completed its nearly $5 billion deal to buy Aegis Group, and announced the creation of Dentsu Aegis Network, a global operating unit based in London. The new unit will manage all of Dentsu's global business operations outside Japan, and Aegis Media's operations worldwide.
buyer: Dentsu Inc. (TSE:4324:$1,085,592.00)
Founded in 1901, Dentsu Inc. has held the position of the world’s top brand agency for almost 40 years. Dentsu offers multinational clients the most comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services through its unique "Integrated Communication Design" approach. "
target: Aegis Group PLC
Aegis Group plc is one of the world’s leading media and digital marketing communications groups. Aegis is made up of two operating businesses, Aegis Media (Carat, Vizeum, Posterscope, Isobar and iProspect) and Aztec, the scan-based market and consumer insights company.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,339 [$4,849]
rev ($mm)
$1,902
EBITDA ($mm)
$333
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
14.6x
announced 2/22/2012 via Yahoo, Inc.

Isobar, will acquire Roundarch Inc.

synopsis: Aegis Group plc announced that it has reached agreement to acquire 100% of the holding company of Roundarch Inc. the pioneering US digital agency, headquartered in Chicago. Following the acquisition, Roundarch will be combined with Isobar, Aegis Media’s existing digital creative network.
buyer parent: Aegis Group PLC
buyer: Isobar
Isobar is a global digital communications agency that brings people and brands together like never before. It fuses creative thinking with technology know-how to uncover the best ideas and execute them across any platform or channel anywhere in the world. "
target: Roundarch Inc.
With 250 employees in offices in Chicago, Denver, Boston and New York, Roundarch is a leading digital agency that specializes in designing and building enterprise-class digital solutions for clients such as Avis, HBO, Bloomberg Sports, Motorola and the US Air Force.
price ($mm)
$125
rev ($mm)
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announced 10/26/2011 via Company Press Release

Aegis Group PLC, will acquire Kobalt Media B.V.

synopsis: Aegis Group plc, one of the world's leading media and digital marketing communications groups, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets and contracts of the Dutch media agency Kobalt Media B.V., a full-service media agency and the largest independent agency in the Netherlands.
buyer: Aegis Group PLC
Aegis Group plc is a leading marketing services company. The Group is structured around two core business areas: Aegis Media, which includes Carat, Vizeum, Posterscope and a range of communication services businesses; and Synovate, which is a leading global market research network. "
target parent: DHG Holding BV
target: Kobalt Media B.V.
Kobalt Media B.V. is a full-service media agency and the largest independent agency in the Netherlands. Kobalt has more than 40 local clients, including C1000, C&A, and Delta Lloyd Ohra.
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closed 10/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

Ipsos S.A, acquired Synovate Limited

synopsis: Ipsos announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of the Synovate business. Synovate is a global market research firm that generates insights to help clients drive competitive brand, product and customer experience strategies.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,361.14)
Ipsos is a leading, independent, publicly-listed market research company. Headquartered in Paris, it has offices in 64 countries and conducts research in more than 100 countries. "
target parent: Aegis Group PLC
target: Synovate Limited
Synovate is a global market research firm that generates insights to help clients drive competitive brand, product and customer experience strategies.
price ($mm)
$847
rev ($mm)
$836
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/8/2011 via PR Newswire

iProspect, acquired ICUC Moderation Services Inc.

synopsis: Aegis Media's iProspect, a leading global digital performance agency, announced it has acquired Winnipeg, Manitoba-based ICUC Moderation Services (ICUC). ICUC is a leader in providing global online content and community moderation services to some of the world's largest brands.
buyer parent: Aegis Group PLC
buyer: iProspect
iProspect is a global digital performance marketing agency. The company helps many of the world's most successful brands maximize their online marketing ROI through research, pay-per-click management, search engine optimization, performance display, and other related services. "
target: ICUC Moderation Services Inc.
ICUC Moderation Services is the global leader in online content and community moderation services. It manages, moderates and monitors millions of social media conversations, comments, photographs and videos and work inside some of the largest online communities in the world.
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closed 7/29/2010 via Company Press Release

Mitchell Communication Group merged with Aegis Group PLC,

synopsis: Mitchell Communication Group announced plans to merge with Aegis Group Plc, one of the world’s fastest growing marketing communications networks. Under the proposed merger, Aegis will acquire all of the issued capital in Mitchell Communication Group via a scheme of arrangement.
buyer: Aegis Group PLC
Aegis Group plc is a leading marketing services company. The Group is structured around two core business areas: Aegis Media, which includes Carat, Vizeum, Posterscope and a range of communication services businesses; and Synovate, which is a leading global market research network. "
target: Mitchell Communication Group
Mitchell Communication Group is Australia's largest independent marketing and communications network, and stands at the forefront of the global media landscape with offices across Asia Pacific.
price ($mm)[EV]
$329 [$291]
rev ($mm)
$236
EBITDA ($mm)
$31
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
9.3x
closed 4/27/2022 via BNC Analysis

Ardmore Advertising & Marketing Limited, acquired Built for Growth Digital Limited

synopsis: Northern Ireland advertising agency Ardmore has acquired a digital marketing specialist, Growth (BFG) Digital. Ardmore said the purchase of Built For Growth (BFG) Digital would enable it to meet the demand for high-performance ecommerce solutions. BFG Digital was founded in 2000 as Export Technologies and is now based at Catalyst Inc in Belfast.
buyer: Ardmore Advertising & Marketing Limited
UK-based Ardmore is a globally informed, internationally capable, and locally active advertising and marketing agency. They work with their Clients to create positive change in the behaviours, beliefs and habits of society. "
target: Built for Growth Digital Limited
Built For Growth (BFG) Digital is a digital marketing specialist based in Belfast. It is run by Leanne Blair and Andrew McComb, has 20 staff, and its clients include Newbridge Silverware and DV8 Fashion.
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announced 4/25/2022 via BusinessWire

The Kantar Group, will acquire Blackwood Seven A/S

synopsis: Kantar, the world’s leading data-driven analytics and brand consulting company, announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Blackwood Seven, the Copenhagen, Denmark-based marketing measurement and optimization company.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: The Kantar Group
UK-based Kantar is the world’s leading data-driven analytics and brand consulting group. Kantar works alongside clients to create strategies that improve brand awareness, attract more consumers, increase brand penetration, create financial success, and grow peoples’ confidence in public services. "
target: Blackwood Seven A/S
Blackwood Seven is a Copenhagen, Denmark-based technology and consultant company within media and marketing. They provide a software platform that uses advanced predictive analytics and artificial intelligence to predict and achieve the optimal effects from all paid media.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, will acquire Be Media Group Pty Ltd

synopsis: Animoca Brands Corporation Ltd will acquire Australian digital marketing agency Be Media to lead non-fungible tokens (NFT), blockchain development and metaverse partnerships for major Australian brands. Founded by Australian entrepreneur Jordan Fogarty in 2013, Be Media focuses on digital strategy, search and social advertising.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target: Be Media Group Pty Ltd
Australian digital marketing agency Be Media is a premium player in the Web 2.0 space. The company was founded by Australian entrepreneur Jordan Fogarty in 2013. Be Media focuses on digital strategy, search and social advertising.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/13/2022 via BNC Analysis

MIDLAND, acquired J.Schmid

synopsis: MIDLAND, one of the largest independent paper and packaging distributors in the US, has acquired J.Schmid, a full-service cross-channel marketing agency. J.Schmid specializes in creating seamless brand experiences across channels. They offer services for direct marketing, branding, digital marketing, catalog marketing, direct mail, and more.
buyer: MIDLAND (TSXV:MD:$0.18)
MIDLAND is one of the largest independent paper and packaging distributors in the US. MIDLAND provides value added solutions for the efficient distribution of printing and publication paper, packaging supplies & equipment, and facility supplies. "
target: J.Schmid
J.Schmid is a full-service cross-channel marketing agency. J.Schmid specializes in creating seamless brand experiences across channels. They offer services for direct marketing, branding, digital marketing, catalog marketing, direct mail, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/12/2022 via BNC Analysis

Ramp Growth Software, acquired Hoorah

synopsis: Ramp, a UK-based forecasting analytics business, has acquired a majority stake in Hoorah Digital (Hoorah), a disruptive, full service creative, digital media agency based in South Africa. Hoorah is focused on radical leads and sales through programmatic digital media, data tech, and creative.
buyer: Ramp Growth Software
Ramp is a UK-based forecasting analytics business. Ramp empowers finance teams with data science via their revenue forecasting web application. Their app makes cohort based forecasting easy. "
target: Hoorah
Hoorah is a digital consultancy in South Africa that is focused on radical leads and sales through programmatic digital media, data tech, and creative. They work with brands to reshape the way they communicate with customers online and helps them maximize the profitability of their digital channels.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/4/2022 via Company Press Release

Growens S.p.A., will acquire ContactLab

synopsis: Growens S.p.A., a company operating in the cloud marketing technology field, signed a binding agreement for the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Contactlab S.p.A., primary Italian player in the cloud marketing services. Contactlab owns a proprietary digital marketing platform based on Engagement Intelligence.
buyer: Growens S.p.A. (BIT:MAIL:$77.85)
Growens (GROW) is a vertically integrated player in the field of Cloud Marketing Technologies. with a combined SaaS and CPaaS offer. Its growing suite of data-driven solutions allows SMEs and large corporations globally to master the evolving ways of communicating with customers. "
target: ContactLab
Contactlab S.p.A. is an Italian player in the cloud marketing services. Contactlab owns a proprietary digital marketing platform based on Engagement Intelligence and serves circa 330 enterprise clients in various industries, such as Eataly, Scalo Milano, and AIRC.
price ($mm)
$5.52
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
11.6x
closed 3/30/2022 via Company Press Release

Fortress Brand, acquired Finc3 GmbH

synopsis: Fortress Brand, a leading full-service marketplace accelerator based in New York City, is joining forces with Finc3, a Germany-based international online marketing group. Finc3 is a top European digital agency whose capabilities include digital marketplace marketing, CRM, data analytics, and business-to-business (B2B) performance marketing.
buyer: Fortress Brand
Established in 2012 and based in the heart of SoHo in NYC, Fortress Brand represents acclaimed beauty, health and wellness brands on online marketplaces. Fortress Brand has decade in business and 45 exclusive partnerships with names like Glow Recipe, Youth to the People and HUM Nutrition. "
target: Finc3 GmbH
Founded in 2014, Finc3 is a top European digital agency whose capabilities include digital marketplace marketing, CRM, data analytics, and business-to-business (B2B) performance marketing under their own group of companies Finc3 Commerce, Finc3 Marketing Group, and BizMut Marketing.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/28/2022 via PR Newswire

Bridgepoint, acquired Inspired Thinking Group Limited

synopsis: Bridgepoint, a major international alternative asset fund management group, has acquired a majority stake in fast-growing Inspired Thinking Group (Team ITG) from Equistone Partners Europe. A technology-led marketing business, Team ITG creates connected customer experiences for some of the biggest brands on the planet through world-class services an
buyer: Bridgepoint (:$353.32)
UK-based Bridgepoint is a major international alternative asset fund management group, providing private equity and private debt lending solutions to the middle market. Bridgepoint focuses on acquiring or investing in businesses with strong market positions. "
target parent: Equistone Partners Europe
target: Inspired Thinking Group Limited
A technology-led marketing business, Team ITG creates connected customer experiences for some of the biggest brands on the planet through world-class services and smart, intuitive tech.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

The Miroma Group, acquired Maker Lab Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: The Miroma Group, an independent global marketing-services group, has acquired Maker Lab, a Singapore-based agency that builds and embeds digital teams inside client marketing organisations. Maker Lab has 150 people working in APAC markets, supporting projects for clients including Google, Netflix and Taco Bell.
buyer: The Miroma Group
The Miroma Group is a UK end-to-end marketing and communications collective offering creation and distribution services to clients. Core services include commercial media trading, planning based on real-time data and insights, production and editing of content, and cultural production. "
target: Maker Lab Pte. Ltd.
Maker Lab is a Singapore-based agency that builds and embeds digital teams inside client marketing organisations. Maker Lab has 150 people working in APAC markets including India, Malaysia and Thailand, supporting projects for clients including Google, Netflix and Taco Bell.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/16/2022 via Company Press Release

Asatsu-DK, Inc., acquired Rage

synopsis: ADK Holdings Inc., a Japanese advertising agency group, has acquired Chennai-based Rage Communications Pvt. Ltd., an independent agency that specialises in digital experience design and eCommerce solutions. The partnership will combine both organisations' capabilities to drive integrated end-to-end performance and brand campaigns for clients.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Asatsu-DK, Inc. (TSE:9747:$3,108.59)
The ADK Group consists of the pure holding company, ADK Holdings, and 3 operating companies (ADK Marketing Solutions / ADK Creative One / ADK Emotions) and is a Japanese major advertising agency group providing global services through its domestic and international network. "
target: Rage
Based in India, Rage is a digital only marketing communications company. From its beginning Rage has believed in offering the entire suite of services spanning strategy, creative, technology and optimization from entirely in-house and home-grown resources.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/16/2022 via Company Press Release

Gravity Global, acquired 9thWonder

synopsis: Gravity Global, the world's most awarded B2B and complex markets agency, has acquired 9thWonder, a global strategic marketing, media and idea company. They offer services in brand strategy, research, public relations, social media, website design, and more.
buyer: Gravity Global
Headquartered in the UK, Gravity Global offers full-service marketing communications including marketing and brand strategy, research and insight, and creative and execution. They are an integrated, channel neutral, award-winning and proven team delivering marketing campaigns that truly transform. "
target: 9thWonder
At 9thWonder, a global strategic marketing, media and idea company with employees in 7 cities, they see greatness in everyday brands. They offer services in brand strategy, research, public relations, social media, website design, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/16/2022 via Company Press Release

Gravity Global, acquired Morsekode

synopsis: Gravity Global, the world's most awarded B2B and complex markets agency, has acquired Morsekode, a creative agency in Minneapolis that offers services in branding, digital advertising, influencer marketing, SEO/SEM, web & app development, marketing consulting, and more.
buyer: Gravity Global
Headquartered in the UK, Gravity Global offers full-service marketing communications including marketing and brand strategy, research and insight, and creative and execution. They are an integrated, channel neutral, award-winning and proven team delivering marketing campaigns that truly transform. "
target: Morsekode
Morsekode is a creative agency in Minneapolis that offers services in branding, digital advertising, influencer marketing, SEO/SEM, web & app development, marketing consulting, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

The North Alliance, acquired Bob The Robot

synopsis: The North Alliance, a Norwegian marketing company, has acquired Bob The Robot, an award-winning creative agency in Finland. Bob The Robot helps growth-thirsty clients to grow their business and gain a competitive advantage. They provide services for marketing strategy, brand identity, performance marketing, digital strategy, and more.
buyer parent: Norvestor Equity AS
buyer: The North Alliance
Pan-Scandinavian The North Alliance (NoA) offers an integrated range of services within design, communications, and technology. NoA consists of leading agencies in Sweden, Denmark and Norway with offices in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, Krakow, Chicago and Los Angeles. "
target: Bob The Robot
Bob The Robot is an award-winning creative agency in Finland. Bob The Robot helps growth-thirsty clients to grow their business and gain a competitive advantage. They provide services for marketing strategy, brand identity, performance marketing, digital strategy, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 3/16/2022 via PR Newswire

Gemini XIII, acquired The Infinite Agency

synopsis: Gemini XIII, the podcasting and radio industries' new home for premium audio content, production and marketing services, has acquired The Infinite Agency, a full-service digital advertising agency based in Dallas, TX. The Infinite Agency builds meaningful connections between brands, people, and culture in the social, digital, and physical world.
buyer: Gemini XIII
Gemini XIII serves the audio industry with premium content, production, and marketing services for podcasting and radio. Gemini XIII is the podcasting and radio industries' new home for premium audio content, production and marketing services. "
target: The Infinite Agency
The Infinite Agency is a full-service digital advertising agency based in Dallas, TX. Founded by Jonathan Ogle, it creates the future of brands using data driven strategies, influencer marketing, modern video and audio production, social content creation, digital marketing, and creative thinking.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/9/2022 via Company Press Release

Epik Holdings Inc., acquired Kobalt Media

synopsis: Epik Holdings Inc. has announced the completion of its acquisition of Kobalt Media. Kobalt was founded in 2000 and is a full-service digital marketing company with a suite of custom marketing solutions, industry leadership, and digital innovation for building high impact brands.
buyer: Epik Holdings Inc.
Epik Holdings Inc is a world-leading domain registrar and pioneer of innovative, resilient technologies that revolutionize digital empowerment in the global marketplace. "
target: Kobalt Media
Kobalt was founded in 2000 and is a full-service digital marketing company with a suite of custom marketing solutions, industry leadership, and digital innovation for building high impact brands
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 3/8/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

Lone Fir Consulting, LLC, acquired MC2 Design Group, Inc.

synopsis: MC2 Design has joined forces with fellow agency Lone Fir Creative. The move will bring together two growth-minded firms to develop a 'super team' that can better help brands grow and scale in today's market. MC2 helps organizations thrive with clear messaging and an effective marketing strategy.
buyer: Lone Fir Consulting, LLC
Lone Fir Creative brings the complementary skills of digital transformation work and a proven track record of growth marketing to bridge the gap between storytelling and high activity marketing. As a full-service brand building agency, Lone Fir Creative focuses on all levels of work. "
target: MC2 Design Group, Inc.
MC2 helps organizations thrive with clear messaging and an effective marketing strategy. Their StoryBrand® team has 30 years of experience in marketing and web development.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/3/2022 via Company Press Release

Next 15, will acquire Engine Group Ltd

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc (Next 15), a communications business in London, will acquire Engine Group, a global media and marketing services company. Engine helps organizations to outperform in the present and win in the future. The group offers a vast range of marketing solutions, from insights and content to distribution and technology.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$497.59)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Engine Group Ltd
Engine is a global media and marketing services company. Engine helps organizations to outperform in the present and win in the future. The group offers a vast range of marketing solutions, from insights and content to distribution and technology.
price ($mm)
$104
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/2/2022 via Company Press Release

Big Sea, Inc., acquired Sparxoo

synopsis: Big Sea has acquired Sparxoo and its video production company, Sparxoo Studios. Sparxoo is an award-winning digital agency that delivers strategically creative impact to empower market leadership for clients. With the acquisition, Big Sea will offer new full-funnel marketing, branding, video production, and web development services.
buyer: Big Sea, Inc.
Big Sea is an agile digital creative and marketing agency based in St. Petersburg, Florida. Its teams provide marketing strategy and consulting, omni-channel marketing management, web design and development, and media buying and SEO services to mid-market brands across the nation. "
target: Sparxoo
Sparxoo is an award-winning digital agency that delivers strategically creative impact to empower market leadership for clients. With a results-driven mindset, Sparxoo’s team is passionate to help clients accelerate growth.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 2/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Engine Group (Australia), acquired Engine Group (Australia)

synopsis: Tim Weger, a managing director of Engine Group, has acquired the company from Brent Jarvis, the company's founder. Engine Group is a creative communications agency in Australia. Engine executes beautiful campaigns that resonates and connects with people. They create positive change through advertising, design, digital marketing and PR.
buyer: Engine Group (Australia)
Engine Group is a creative communications agency in Australia. Engine executes beautiful campaigns that resonates and connects with people. They create positive change through advertising, design, digital marketing and PR. "
target: Engine Group (Australia)
Engine Group is a creative communications agency in Australia. Engine executes beautiful campaigns that resonates and connects with people. They create positive change through advertising, design, digital marketing and PR.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 1/26/2022 via PR Newswire

Nagarro, Inc., will acquire RipeConcepts

synopsis: Nagarro, a global leader in digital engineering, will acquire RipeConcepts, a leader in global digital creative services. RipeConcepts positions itself as 'digital lightning in a bottle' and delivers high quality, multi-channel creative content at scale. The acquisition will strengthen Nagarro's design and creative capabilities.
buyer: Nagarro, Inc. (:$554.58)
Nagarro, a global digital engineering leader, helps clients become innovative, digital-first companies and thus win in their markets. The company is distinguished by its entrepreneurial, agile, and global character, its CARING mindset, and its approach of thinking breakthroughs. "
target: RipeConcepts
RipeConcepts is a fast-growing company recognized for world-class services in graphic design, 3D modelling, animation, web development, and more. Their clients range from Fortune 500 companies, award-winning agencies, tech firms, retail shops, to small and medium businesses around the world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA

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Ticker: PGND
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Press Ganey Associates, Inc.
Press Ganey Associates, Inc.
Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience, and workforce engagement.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$344.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$104.94
EBIT ($mm)
$60.70
Net Income ($mm)
$27.26
Employees
1058
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Ticker: BIT:DIG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital360
Digital360 is the leading group in Italy in the B2B offering of editorial content, communication and marketing services, lead generation, events and webinars, advisory, advocacy and coaching, in the context of Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurial Innovation. They are based in Milano, Italy.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$35.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.34
EBIT ($mm)
$3.66
Net Income ($mm)
$1.78
Employees
170
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Ticker: OTCPK:FBSE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fastbase Inc.
Fastbase Inc.
Fastbase is a web and database analytics company that offers a growing suite of tools to support B2B marketing and sales. The Fastbase platform gathers and displays detailed information on website visitors, including the name of the company and the contact information of company employees.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: DB:IFS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Infas Holding AG
Infas Holding Aktiengesellschaft is a German holding company engaged in the advertising and marketing sectors. The Company divides its activities into the two business segments: Marketing and Social Research, and Photographic news agency.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$34.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.36
EBIT ($mm)
$4.12
Net Income ($mm)
$2.62
Employees
168
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Ticker: TSE:7063
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adot Group
Adot Group
Headquartered in Japan, Adot Co., Ltd., is a production company that supports business with a focus on branding from a marketing perspective. Adot supports their clients’ dreams and aids with planning, design, consulting and PR.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$19.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.72
EBIT ($mm)
$1.70
Net Income ($mm)
$0.99
Employees
89
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Ticker: JP:4751
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CyberAgent Inc.
CyberAgent Inc.
CyberAgent Inc. engages in Internet media and Internet advertising businesses. It also involves in the investment development business. They are currently expanding their business in the field of Internet, a leading industry of the 21st Century.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$141,111.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$21,121.00
EBIT ($mm)
$17,411.00
Net Income ($mm)
$8,523.00
Employees
2437
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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
2021
rev ($mm)
$13,962.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,171.80
EBIT ($mm)
$1,956.50
Net Income ($mm)
$1,347.40
Employees
64100
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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)
$12,689.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$491.78
EBIT ($mm)
$351.82
Net Income ($mm)
$208.98
Employees
23939
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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: 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)
$8,319.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,276.60
EBIT ($mm)
$996.30
Net Income ($mm)
$453.60
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
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,790.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.61
EBIT ($mm)
$224.47
Net Income ($mm)
$8.81
Employees
6123
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Ticker: LSE:SFOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S4 Capital LLC
S4 Capital LLC
Based in the UK, S4 Capital provides global, multi-national, regional, local clients and influencer-driven millennial brands with new age digital marketing services concentrated in three key areas initially.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$657.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$90.30
EBIT ($mm)
$41.60
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5751
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Ticker: ENXTPA:LOCAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Solocal Group
Solocal Group
SoLocal Group, European leader in local online communication, reveals local know-how, and boosts local revenues of businesses. The Internet activities of the Group are structured around two business lines: Local Search and Digital Marketing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$619.64
EBITDA ($mm)
$175.52
EBIT ($mm)
$154.92
Net Income ($mm)
$51.18
Employees
2515
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Ticker: JASDAQ:213
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iREP Co., Ltd.
IREP Co., Ltd. provides marketing services in Japan. It operates in two segments, Internet Marketing and Senior Marketing. The Internet Marketing segment engages in the sales agency business of listing advertisements in Japan for Yahoo Japan Corporation and Google, Inc.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$505.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.18
EBIT ($mm)
$8.91
Net Income ($mm)
$5.31
Employees
352
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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
2021
rev ($mm)
$497.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$63.39
EBIT ($mm)
$39.83
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2077
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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: 4293
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd.
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd. provides Internet advertising and media content businesses. The company offers Internet-based comprehensive marketing support services for corporate clients, including services marketing platforms for ad networks, cloud based CRM services and Web solutions.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$461.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.13
EBIT ($mm)
$16.27
Net Income ($mm)
$17.99
Employees
809
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Ticker: 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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