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closed 10/30/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, acquired Heartbeat Ideas

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced that Heartbeat Ideas, one of the largest and most highly regarded digital agencies in the healthcare communications space, has joined the Saatchi & Saatchi Health entities in the U.S. to form a wholly new market player with unmatched strength and depth.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness
Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness is a fully integrated wellness agency. The agency provides a full-range of marketing solutions including advertising, digital, direct promotion and social marketing strategies. Saatchi & Saatchi Health Communications and Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness operate as one entity. "
target: Heartbeat Ideas
Heartbeat Ideas is a pure interactive agency, built from the ground up to help clients prosper in the digital age. They design distinctive brand assets and websites that engages their clients' core constituents and trigger viral media, track blogs and construct eCRM programs.
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closed 7/30/2015 via PR Newswire

Wunderman, acquired ABS Creative

synopsis: Wunderman Health has taken a majority stake in ABS Creative, a full-service agency that combines data, medical expertise, creativity, technology and tactical intelligence to develop impactful communication strategies and campaigns for clients in the healthcare industry.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman
Wunderman offers Brand Experience, Consumer Engagement, Data & Insights and World Health marketing solutions. Powered by complex analytics and strategic insight, creative content engages the consumer as participant, creator and champion in always-on conversations to propel their clients’ growth. "
target: ABS Creative
What started out as a web agency in 1999 has grown to become a full-service organization that mixes medical expertise, creativity, technology and tactical intelligence to spark up the impact of healthcare and wellness communication strategies and tactics.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 11/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

Creston Health, acquired DJM Digital Solutions Ltd

synopsis: Creston plc announced the acquisition of 75 percent of the share capital of DJM Digital Solutions Ltd, a UK-based digital healthcare agency. Creston's Health division and DJM have had a successful trading relationship and have many clients in common.
buyer parent: Creston plc
buyer: Creston Health
Creston Health unites some of the best known and most established agencies in the healthcare sector to deliver innovative and leading edge thinking to clients' global brands and organisations. "
target: DJM Digital Solutions Ltd
DJM Digital Solutions Ltd is a UK-based digital healthcare agency. Providing innovative creative, technology and digital solutions, it helps clients engage with their audiences using the most advanced communications platforms.
price ($mm)
$1.92*
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/5/2012 via PR Newswire

inVentiv Health, Inc., acquired Kazaam Interactive

synopsis: inVentiv Health, Inc., offering best-in-class clinical, commercial and consulting services to the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired Kazaam Interactive, a full-service interactive agency providing comprehensive solutions and services for healthcare agencies and brands.
buyer parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: inVentiv Health, Inc.
inVentiv Health, Inc. is a leading global provider of best-in-class clinical, commercial and consulting services to companies seeking to accelerate performance. inVentiv's client roster includes more than 550 pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences companies. "
target: Kazaam Interactive
Kazaam is a full-service digital marketing agency offering premier digital strategy and solutions to brands and organizations. The company has worked with over sixty of the world's largest brands and brings a real-world understanding for utilizing the online channels.
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announced 4/30/2021 via PR Newswire

Internet Brands, Inc., will acquire PulsePoint, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands will acquire PulsePoint Inc., a leading technology company using real-time data to unlock and activate health insights. Internet Brands' acquisition of PulsePoint accelerates its expansion into the healthcare marketing technology space, adding enhanced programmatic and data capabilities across its portfolio of companies.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four vertical categories: Health, Automotive, Legal, and Home/Travel. Internet Brands' proprietary operating platform provides the flexibility and scalability to fuel the company's continued growth. "
target: PulsePoint, Inc.
PulsePoint is a leading technology company using real-time data to unlock and activate health insights. Through machine learning and programmatic automation, the company interprets the hard-to-read signals of the health journey to understand the connection points between relevance and engagement.
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announced 9/18/2019 via PR Newswire

SITO Mobile Ltd., will acquire MediaJel

synopsis: SITO Mobile, a leading mobile data technology company that provides brands customized, data-driven solutions spanning strategic insights and media campaign delivery services, will acquire MediaJel, a leading provider of advertising and marketing solutions for the cannabis industry built with proprietary technology and driven by data.
buyer: SITO Mobile Ltd. (SITO:$42.50)
SITO is a leading mobile data technology company that provides brands customized, data-driven solutions spanning strategic insights and media campaign delivery services. Brands rely on SITO for real-time understanding of customer experience, providing increased clarity for better business decisions."
target: MediaJel
MediaJel provides advertising and marketing solutions for the cannabis industry built with proprietary technology and driven by data. Its team has vast experience from the food and beverage and consumer packaged goods industries matched with deep heritage in cannabis, hemp and ancillary space.
price ($mm)
$17
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closed 7/11/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Kush Bottles, acquired Zack Darling Creative Associates

synopsis: Kush Bottles, Inc., a leading provider of packaging, supplies, vaporizers, hydrocarbon gases, solvents, accessories and branding solutions for the regulated cannabis industry, announced it has acquired Zack Darling Creative Associates, a full-spectrum digital creative agency, founded in 2009 and based in Santa Rosa, California.
buyer: Kush Bottles (OTCPK:KSHB:$40.75)
Kush Bottles, Inc. is a leading provider of packaging, supplies, vaporizers, hydrocarbon gases, solvents, accessories and branding solutions for the regulated cannabis industry. "
target: Zack Darling Creative Associates
Zack Darling Creative Associates is a full-spectrum digital creative agency, founded in 2009 and based in Santa Rosa, California. It serves both traditional industry accounts as well as cannabis companies and currently works with clients across the U.S., Canada and Europe.
price ($mm)
$3.34
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announced 3/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

EVITRADE Health Systems Corporation, will acquire Artillery Labs

synopsis: EVITRADE Health Systems Corporation, a provider of automated online services for common health problems, will acquire Artillery labs, a Vancouver based internet marketing company that markets natural health products with a focus on full-body health solutions. Artillery labs specializes in email marketing, insights, affiliate marketing, and more.
buyer: EVITRADE Health Systems Corporation (:$0.00)
EVITRADE Health Systems Corp. provides automated online services for common health problems. The company offers an extensive platform for physiologically interactive computing supporting therapeutic-diagnostic devices, expert systems, and recommender applications for personal health management. "
target: Artillery Labs
Artillery labs is a Vancouver based internet marketing company that markets natural health products with a focus on full-body health solutions. The company specializes in email marketing, marketing automation, insights, lead generation, pay-per-click advertising and affiliate marketing.
price ($mm)
$2.29
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announced 12/14/2017 via BNC Analysis

ShareRoot, Inc., will acquire The Social Science Pty Ltd

synopsis: ShareRoot, a specialist in user generated content marketing, has entered into a binding agreement to acquire The Social Science (TSS), an Australia-based growing and profitable social media and digital marketing agency. TSS' clients are predominantly in the health and life sciences industries.
buyer: ShareRoot, Inc. (ASX:SRO:$0.30)
ShareRoot is established in the rapidly growing field of user generated content marketing. It provides businesses such as Costco and McDonald’s franchisees a platform to search, legally acquire, organize and measure the effectiveness of user generated marketing campaigns. "
target: The Social Science Pty Ltd
Based in Australia, The Social Science is a growing and profitable social media and digital marketing agency. The company's clients are predominantly in the health and life sciences industries. Their offerings include Social Media Training & Mentoring and Social Media Content Creation & Marketing.
price ($mm)
$0.44
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announced 5/29/2019 via PR Newswire

Regent Pacific Group Limited, will acquire Yooya

synopsis: Regent Pacific Group, a specialist healthcare, wellness and life sciences investment group, has signed a non-legally binding offer letter to acquire Entertainment Direct Asia ("Yooya"). Yooya is a content-driven e-commerce platform that is the first to focus on cannabidiol (CBD) infused products designed to awaken the body's natural healing system.
buyer: Regent Pacific Group Limited (SEHK:575:($0.57))
Regent Pacific is a diversified investment group based in Hong Kong currently holding various corporate and strategic investments focusing on the healthcare, wellness and life sciences sectors. "
target parent: DFR Asia
target: Yooya
Yooya is a content-driven e-commerce platform that is reshaping the way that brands connect with Chinese consumers. Yooya is the first to focus on cannabidiol (CBD) infused products, which are designed to awaken the body's natural healing system and promote better health and sleep.
price ($mm)
$15
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closed 7/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Structured Social, acquired Boundless Labs

synopsis: Structured Social, a growth marketing firm focused on e-commerce, has acquired Boundless Labs, a retention marketing company that specializes in e-mail and text message strategy. Boundless Labs drives conversion-optimized leads via paid social, paid search and cold email. Their clients include leading e-commerce brands and CBD+Cannabis companies.
buyer: Structured Social
Structured Social is a growth marketing firm focused on e-commerce. Structured Social helps consumer-focused companies drive revenue growth by providing expert consulting on offer structure, page design, paid social campaigns and partnerships with brands. "
target: Boundless Labs
Boundless Labs is a retention marketing company that specializes in e-mail and text message strategy. Boundless Labs drives conversion-optimized leads via paid social, paid search and cold email. Their clients include well-known e-commerce brands and top CBD+Cannabis companies.
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closed 7/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Huntsworth PLC, acquired The Creative Engagement Group Limited

synopsis: Huntsworth has acquired The Creative Engagement Group (TCEG) from private equiry firm LDC. TCEG has a total of 260 staff across three event, experiential and digital marketing companies with an international blue-chip client base across a range of sectors, with a particular strength in healthcare.
buyer: Huntsworth PLC (LSE:HNT:$342.69)
Huntsworth is an international public relations and healthcare communications group operating from 57 principal offices in 27 countries. Huntsworth acquires, creates and develops specialist agencies that deliver marketing and communication services. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: The Creative Engagement Group Limited
The Creative Engagement Group is a group of creative agencies focused on engaging audiences through the creation and delivery of live experiences, film, immersive and interactive content. They create a deeper engagement with audiences by delivering experiences and content that drive brand memory.
price ($mm)
$32
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
6.5x
closed 6/9/2016 via PR Web

Aroluxe LLC, acquired Intellio LLC

synopsis: Aroluxe announces that it has acquired all the assets of Intell.io, a creative digital agency based in Nashville, TN. With a focus on healthcare and SaaS products, Intell.io has grown an impressive roster of medical clients and services.
buyer: Aroluxe LLC
Aroluxe is an integrated marketing agency located in Nashville, TN. Aroluxe creates world-class brands, strategic campaign development and execution, produces creative content and commercials, social media, digital advertising, and manages supporting services for its clients. "
target: Intellio LLC
Intell.io is a digital creative advertising agency located in Nashville, TN. With a focus on healthcare and SaaS products, Intell.io has grown an impressive roster of medical clients and services.
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closed 2/14/2014 via BNC Analysis

Oxiem merged with Hafenbrack Marketing,

synopsis: Oxiem Brand Interactions and Hafenbrack Marketing & Public Relations have combined to form Upward Brand Interactions. The deal also includes Hafenbrack Marketing’s Genessa Health division. Hafenbrack Marketing & Public Relations is a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations firm. Oxiem is a national Web marketing agency and SEO.
buyer: Hafenbrack Marketing
Hafenbrack Marketing & Public Relations is a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations firm. Hafenbrack Marketing & Public Relations helps businesses achieve their marketing goals through clear communication and disciplined creativity. "
target: Oxiem
Oxiem is a national Web marketing agency and SEO company with expertise in the healthcare industry. It is an interactively inspired, integrated marketing agency that drives brand interactions to create client success.
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closed 12/14/2017 via PR Newswire

PRN, LLC, acquired iDklic

synopsis: STRATACACHE and PRN announced the acquisition of iDKLIC, a digital marketing and signage provider in the healthcare industry based in Brussels, Belgium. PRN currently provides interactive pharmacy displays and touchscreens for today's leading wellness retailers.
buyer parent: Stratacache, Inc.
buyer: PRN, LLC
PRN, a STRATACACHE company, is the leading digital media company specializing in digital solutions that activate shoppers along the path-to-purchase right up to the point-of-sale. "
target: iDklic
iDKLIC is a digital marketing specialist in retail pharmacy. Its technology and services are present in more than 1,250 pharmacies across Europe. With its roots in the heart of Europe, iDKLIC responded to a need from the pharmacy retail market.
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closed 11/7/2016 via BusinessWire

W2O Group, acquired Marketeching Solutions, LLC

synopsis: W2O Group, a network of complementary digital, marketing and communications firms, announced the acquisition of Marketeching Solutions, LLC, a leading research and social listening consultancy focused in healthcare and life sciences.
buyer: W2O Group
W2O Group is an independent network of complementary marketing, communications, research and development firms focused on integrated business solutions to drive change and growth through "pragmatic disruption" for the world's leading brands and organizations. "
target: Marketeching Solutions, LLC
Marketeching Solutions, LLC is a leading digital marketing firm with a social platform to provide immediate and authentic consumer and professional insights focused in healthcare and life sciences. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in New Hope, PA.
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closed 3/24/2016 via PR Newswire

Sudler & Hennessey, acquired Viscira, LLC

synopsis: Sudler & Hennessey Group, a global healthcare communications network, announced the acquisition of Viscira, a leader in digital marketing and cutting-edge media in the healthcare space. Viscira develops visually-stunning, interactive solutions that provide unique, differentiated, and compelling communication delivery for the life sciences industry.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Sudler & Hennessey
Sudler & Hennessey is a leading healthcare communications firm that develops strategic promotional and educational programs for a wide spectrum of healthcare brands. S&H creates advertising, direct marketing, and sales promotion programs for prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications. "
target: Viscira, LLC
Viscira is dedicated to the design and development of new-media communication solutions and interactive software applications for the life-sciences industry. They provide a suite of programs that integrate best-in-class technology to deliver engaging and memorable content via electronic channels.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 3/12/2020 via PR Newswire

WebMD Corporation, acquired StayWell

synopsis: WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands company and the leader in health information services, announced that it has acquired The StayWell Company, a subsidiary of Merck. StayWell is a health empowerment company that enables populations to improve health outcomes through the science of behavior change.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: WebMD Corporation (WBMD:$700.55)
WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands Company, is the leading provider of health information services, serving patients, physicians, health care professionals, employers, and health plans through public and private online portals, mobile platforms, and health-focused publications. "
target parent: Merck & Co., Inc.
target: StayWell
StayWell is a health empowerment company that enables populations to improve health outcomes through the science of behavior change. For more than 40 years, the company has been a pioneer in employer well-being and patient education solutions that lower risks and reduce costs.
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closed 7/11/2016 via PE Hub

Healthcare Services & Solutions LLC, acquired StayWell

synopsis: Healthcare Services & Solutions LLC, a subsidiary of Merck & Co, has acquired a majority stake in StayWell Company LLC. StayWell is a health engagement company that helps its clients engage and educate people to improve health and business results.
buyer parent: Merck & Co., Inc.
buyer: Healthcare Services & Solutions LLC
Healthcare Services & Solutions, LLC (HSS) offers services and solutions that help patients, providers, and payors around the world achieve improved health care outcomes more efficiently and at a lower cost, through cutting-edge illness prevention and wellness programs and care management offerings."
target parent: Vestar Capital Partners
target: StayWell
StayWell is a health engagement company that helps its clients engage and educate people to improve health and business results.
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closed 3/17/2021 via Company Press Release

Selbey Anderson, acquired IGNIFI

synopsis: Selbey Anderson, a creative agency group in the UK, has acquired IGNIFI, an independent creative agency in the UK. IGNIFI creates and implements effective communications for the human and animal healthcare industries. They offer services for creative strategy, branding, digital, design, and more.
buyer: Selbey Anderson
Selbey Anderson is a creative agency group in the UK. Selbey Anderson uses integrated marketing to drive client outcomes across the whole customer experience. The group offers services for public relations, digital marketing, and B2B tech marketing. "
target: IGNIFI
IGNIFI is an independent creative agency in the UK. IGNIFI creates and implements effective communications for the human and animal healthcare industries. They offer services for creative strategy, branding, digital, design, and more.
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closed 10/30/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, acquired Heartbeat Ideas

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced that Heartbeat Ideas, one of the largest and most highly regarded digital agencies in the healthcare communications space, has joined the Saatchi & Saatchi Health entities in the U.S. to form a wholly new market player with unmatched strength and depth.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness
Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness is a fully integrated wellness agency. The agency provides a full-range of marketing solutions including advertising, digital, direct promotion and social marketing strategies. Saatchi & Saatchi Health Communications and Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness operate as one entity. "
target: Heartbeat Ideas
Heartbeat Ideas is a pure interactive agency, built from the ground up to help clients prosper in the digital age. They design distinctive brand assets and websites that engages their clients' core constituents and trigger viral media, track blogs and construct eCRM programs.
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closed 10/30/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, acquired Heartbeat Ideas

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced that Heartbeat Ideas, one of the largest and most highly regarded digital agencies in the healthcare communications space, has joined the Saatchi & Saatchi Health entities in the U.S. to form a wholly new market player with unmatched strength and depth.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness
Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness is a fully integrated wellness agency. The agency provides a full-range of marketing solutions including advertising, digital, direct promotion and social marketing strategies. Saatchi & Saatchi Health Communications and Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness operate as one entity. "
target: Heartbeat Ideas
Heartbeat Ideas is a pure interactive agency, built from the ground up to help clients prosper in the digital age. They design distinctive brand assets and websites that engages their clients' core constituents and trigger viral media, track blogs and construct eCRM programs.
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closed 10/30/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, acquired Heartbeat Ideas

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced that Heartbeat Ideas, one of the largest and most highly regarded digital agencies in the healthcare communications space, has joined the Saatchi & Saatchi Health entities in the U.S. to form a wholly new market player with unmatched strength and depth.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness
Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness is a fully integrated wellness agency. The agency provides a full-range of marketing solutions including advertising, digital, direct promotion and social marketing strategies. Saatchi & Saatchi Health Communications and Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness operate as one entity. "
target: Heartbeat Ideas
Heartbeat Ideas is a pure interactive agency, built from the ground up to help clients prosper in the digital age. They design distinctive brand assets and websites that engages their clients' core constituents and trigger viral media, track blogs and construct eCRM programs.
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closed 7/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Ruder Finn, Inc., acquired RLA Collective, Inc.

synopsis: Ruder Finn, one of the largest independent global communications and creative agencies, announced that it has acquired RLA Collective, a sales-driven integrated marketing agency specializing in health and wellness, including over-the-counter (OTC), nutritional supplement and medical device brands in North America.
buyer: Ruder Finn, Inc.
Ruder Finn is one of the largest independent global communications and creative agencies with headquarters in the US and China. It is organized around four strategic pillars that reflect its key areas of leadership: Health & Wellness, Corporate & Public Trust, Global Connectivity, and Life & Style. "
target: RLA Collective, Inc.
RLA Collective is a unique marketing services firm that combines its extensive over-the-counter (OTC) health and wellness category expertise with unparalleled passion, authenticity, commitment and personal attention.
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closed 1/28/2016 via PR Newswire

Alphaeon Corporation, acquired Eveo Communication Group

synopsis: ALPHAEON Corporation, a social commerce company and subsidiary to Strathspey Crown Holdings LLC, announced its acquisition of Eveo, an award-winning digital technology company. Eveo is a leading independent, full-service health and wellness company, rooted in technology.
buyer parent: Strathspey Crown
buyer: Alphaeon Corporation
ALPHAEON Corporation is a social commerce company with the goal of transforming lifestyle healthcare by bringing to market highly innovative products and services to promote consumer wellness, beauty and performance. "
target: Eveo Communication Group
Eveo is a leading independent, full-service health and wellness company, rooted in technology. Eveo has partnered with over 200 health brands to help them achieve their goals through insight-driven strategies, award-winning, creative, and groundbreaking innovations.
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closed 4/7/2010 via Market Wire

Baird Capital Partners, acquired NAC Marketing Co.

synopsis: Baird Capital Partners had bought a majority stake in NAC Marketing Co. (d/b/a "New Vitality"), a leading direct marketer of premium nutritional supplements and personal care products.
buyer: Baird Capital Partners
Baird Capital Partners, the U.S.-based buyout fund of Baird Private Equity, invests in lower middle-market companies in the business services, manufactured products and healthcare sectors. "
target parent: Alpine Investors, LP
target: NAC Marketing Co.
NAC Marketing has helped numerous doctors, nutritionists and researchers develop, launch, market and profit from their product ideas. NAC's marketing programs have been heard, seen and read nationwide for 14 years on radio, television, direct mail and via the internet.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Talk Shop Media Ltd, acquired ROI Relations Inc.

synopsis: Talk Shop Media, one of Canada’s fastest-growing agencies, has announced the acquisition of ROI Relations, a digital media and public relations agency based in Toronto. Founded in 2011 by Samantha Diamond and Delphine Nicholls, ROI has grown to become a leading Canadian agency in the beauty and wellness sector.
buyer: Talk Shop Media Ltd
Talk Shop is the leader in the next generation of PR. Balancing earned media, paid exposure, digital marketing and thought leadership opportunities, Talk Shop creates award-winning strategies that push creative boundaries and exceed expectations. "
target: ROI Relations Inc.
ROI Relations is a digital media and public relations agency based in Toronto. Founded in 2011 by Samantha Diamond and Delphine Nicholls, ROI has grown to become a leading Canadian agency in the beauty and wellness sector.
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closed 4/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Groupe GET, acquired K’noe

synopsis: Groupe GET, a group of advertising agencies operating in Metz, Strasbourg, Luxembourg and Paris, has acquired K'noë, a France-based brand communication consultancy in the fields of health prevention, food and nutrition.
buyer: Groupe GET
Groupe GET is a group of advertising agencies operating in Metz, Strasbourg, Luxembourg and Paris. They specialize in advertising, branding, public relations, communications, digital strategy, web design, digital marketing, printing and more. "
target: K’noe
K'noë is a brand communication consultancy in the fields of health prevention, food and nutrition. K'noë advises clients at all stages of their thinking. Whether it is to find a new audience, enhance or renew a brand or even create a network.
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closed 6/20/2018 via PR Newswire

SnackNation, acquired EdgiLife

synopsis: SnackNation, the leading nationwide tech-enabled snack marketplace, announced the acquisition of EdgiLife and its brand Love With Food, a consumer insights and data analytics company with a snack subscription services. EdgiLife is a platform that enables emerging brands to tap into customer intelligence.
buyer: SnackNation
SnackNation is a tech-enabled snack marketplace that serves today's most innovative, best-tasting, and emerging CPG brands to high value consumers at their most engaged moments. SnackNation exists to inspire more conscious food decisions. "
target: EdgiLife
EdgiLife connects companies with the most influential and insightful health and wellness consumers in the world. Their platform helps companies create a connection with their customers by helping companies understand the 'why' behind the 'what' of consumer choices throughout their product lifecycle.
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announced 3/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

EVITRADE Health Systems Corporation, will acquire Artillery Labs

synopsis: EVITRADE Health Systems Corporation, a provider of automated online services for common health problems, will acquire Artillery labs, a Vancouver based internet marketing company that markets natural health products with a focus on full-body health solutions. Artillery labs specializes in email marketing, insights, affiliate marketing, and more.
buyer: EVITRADE Health Systems Corporation (:$0.00)
EVITRADE Health Systems Corp. provides automated online services for common health problems. The company offers an extensive platform for physiologically interactive computing supporting therapeutic-diagnostic devices, expert systems, and recommender applications for personal health management. "
target: Artillery Labs
Artillery labs is a Vancouver based internet marketing company that markets natural health products with a focus on full-body health solutions. The company specializes in email marketing, marketing automation, insights, lead generation, pay-per-click advertising and affiliate marketing.
price ($mm)
$2.29
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Ceuta Group, acquired Creative Leap Limited

synopsis: Ceuta Group, a global, multi award winning consumer brands outsource solutions specialist, has acquired Creative Leap, an integrated brand and communications agency. Creative Leap specialises in Health & Wellbeing and Beauty & Personal Care. Their clients include leading companies such as Johnson & Johnson, 3M, Reckitt Benckiser & Alliance Boots.
buyer: The Ceuta Group
The Ceuta Group is a global, multi award winning consumer brands outsource solutions specialist, servicing the FMCG Food, Drink, Health and Personal Care industries. Ceuta Group has over 24 years proven experience in launching and building both new or existing consumer brands for leading companies. "
target: Creative Leap Limited
Creative Leap is an integrated brand and communications agency based in London, specialising in Health & Wellbeing and Beauty & Personal Care. They have long standing relationships with some of the leading players in the industry including Johnson & Johnson, 3M, Reckitt Benckiser & Alliance Boots.
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announced 7/5/2017 via PR Newswire

Havas Health & You, will acquire SO What Global

synopsis: Havas Group is boosting its global capabilities in healthcare and wellness with the acquisition of SO What Global, which will join the Havas Health & You business unit as Havas SO. The brand's two complementary agencies, SO Healthy and SO Active offers a full spectrum of science- and consumer-focused communication skill sets for global clients.
buyer parent: Bolloré
buyer: Havas Health & You
Havas Health & You unites Havas Life, Health4Brands (H4B), Havas Lynx and Havas Life PR, all wholly owned health and communications networks, with the consumer health businesses and practices of Havas. "
target: SO What Global
SO What Global is a PR and marketing communications group that focuses on ‘life communications’ –namely health, wellbeing and lifestyle– for many of the top pharma, consumer lifestyle and wellness companies as well as global associations.
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closed 7/30/2015 via PR Newswire

Wunderman, acquired ABS Creative

synopsis: Wunderman Health has taken a majority stake in ABS Creative, a full-service agency that combines data, medical expertise, creativity, technology and tactical intelligence to develop impactful communication strategies and campaigns for clients in the healthcare industry.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman
Wunderman offers Brand Experience, Consumer Engagement, Data & Insights and World Health marketing solutions. Powered by complex analytics and strategic insight, creative content engages the consumer as participant, creator and champion in always-on conversations to propel their clients’ growth. "
target: ABS Creative
What started out as a web agency in 1999 has grown to become a full-service organization that mixes medical expertise, creativity, technology and tactical intelligence to spark up the impact of healthcare and wellness communication strategies and tactics.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Arch Capital Group Ltd., will acquire Precision Marketing Asia Pacific

synopsis: Arch Reinsurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has entered into an agreement in principle to obtain a majority stake in Precision Marketing Asia Pacific, an Australian company that provides data-driven marketing solutions to banks, insurance companies, retailers and health care organizations across the Asia-Pacific region.
buyer: Arch Capital Group Ltd. (ACGL:$6,928.20)
Arch Capital Group Ltd., a Bermuda-based company, provides insurance, reinsurance and mortgage insurance on a worldwide basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries. Arch Worldwide Reinsurance Group, a part of Arch Capital Group Ltd., provides reinsurance to its clients around the globe. "
target: Precision Marketing Asia Pacific
Precision Marketing Asia Pacific (PMAP) is an Australian company that provides data-driven marketing solutions to banks, insurance companies, retailers and health care organizations across the Asia-Pacific region.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/26/2019 via Company Press Release

UDG Healthcare plc, acquired Canale Communications

synopsis: UDG Healthcare, an Ireland-based global leader in healthcare advisory, communications, commercial, clinical and packaging services, has acquired Canale Communications, a strategic communications and creative firm exclusively serving the life science and healthcare industries.
buyer: UDG Healthcare plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
Headquartered in Ireland, UDG Healthcare is a global leader in healthcare advisory, communications, commercial, clinical and packaging services. The Group is organised and managed across two divisions: Ashfield and Sharp, and employs 8,700 people in 26 countries. "
target: Canale Communications
Canale Communications is a strategic communications and creative firm exclusively serving the life science and healthcare industries. It has worked with more than 300 biotech, health tech, and pharmaceutical companies at virtually every stage of development.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cult Collective LP, acquired Red Dragon Marketing

synopsis: Cult Collective, a premier marketing services firms devoted to helping brands achieve irrational customer loyalty and enjoy cult-like status, has acquired Red Dragon Marketing. Red Dragon specializes in marketing for the healthcare, cannabis and construction industries.
buyer: Cult Collective LP
Cult Collective is one of North America's premier marketing services firms devoted to helping brands achieve irrational customer loyalty and enjoy cult-like status. Cult Collective helps brands remain relevant in a world where consumers have too many choices and too little time. "
target: Red Dragon Marketing
Red Dragon Marketing Inc. (RDM) is a full-service marketing firm. They specialize in the delivery of digital and traditional marketing services for the healthcare, cannabis, and construction industries across North America.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 5/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Perficient, Inc., acquired Sundog

synopsis: Perficient, Inc., the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, announced it has completed the acquisition of Sundog Interactive, Inc., a marketing and technology consulting firm that delivers Salesforce solutions for the world’s leading manufacturers.
buyer: Perficient, Inc. (PRFT:$577.27)
Perficient is a leading digital transformation consulting firm. With information technology, management consulting, and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization, and industry solutions. "
target: Sundog
Sundog specializes in marketing strategy, lead management, mobile and web development, measurement and insights, technology integration and more. Sundog has 20 years in marketing, technology and integration, employs trusted experts, has over 100 certifications in Salesforce, Sitecore and more.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Grey Group, acquired Tank

synopsis: Grey Group, the global marketing communications company, announced it has acquired Tank, a leading full-service healthcare and consumer agency with offices in Montreal. Tank serves several major brands nationally and internationally, including Audi Canada, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer, TELUS, Industrial Alliance and Mondou.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Grey Group
Grey Group ranks among the largest global communications companies. Under the banner of "Grey Famously Effective Since 1917", the agency serves a blue-chip client roster of many of the world's best known companies: Procter & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Canon, 3M and Boehringer Ingelheim. "
target: Tank
Tank is an independent agency specializing in marketing communications. With offices in Montreal, Toronto and New York, Tank serves several major brands nationally and internationally, including Audi Canada, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer, TELUS, Industrial Alliance and Mondou.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Imprezzio Inc., acquired Knight Marketing

synopsis: Knight Marketing, an 18-year-old marketing firm based in Sarasota, Fla., became part of a global marketing group, Imprezzio Media, when it was acquired by the group’s Spokane, Wash.-based holding company, DaRK Capital.
buyer: Imprezzio Inc.
Imprezzio Inc. is a global enterprise software solution provider. The company blends contact management, sales leads, marketing processes, and workflow automation to help predict and manage sales pipelines, so businesses can deliver high-quality customer experience every time. "
target: Knight Marketing
Knight Marketing is an 18-year-old marketing firm focused on guiding clients in healthcare, the life sciences and diverse industries through solid strategies that lead to measurably positive results.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 10/4/2012 via BusinessWire

Prime Access merged with Global Advertising Strategies, Inc.,

synopsis: Global Advertising Strategies has announced the acquisition of Prime Access. The newly-formed agency will fuse together healthcare marketing capabilities of both shops and will operate as Prime Access, becoming the only cross-cultural agency able to provide counsel across 18 cultures and in 35 languages.
buyer: Global Advertising Strategies, Inc.
Global Advertising Strategies is a full-service cross-cultural and international marketing and communications agency headquartered in New York. Its client base consists of some of the world’s leading brands in the pharmaceutical, lifestyle, travel, entertainment, financial, and media industries. "
target: Prime Access
Prime Access is a full-service marketing and advertising agency that creates customized marketing programs targeted to the multicultural consumers and social networks of the New American Marketplace, inclusive of Hispanic, African-American and GLBT consumers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/13/2011 via PR Newswire

Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, will acquire Mind Resource Healthcare Consulting Limited

synopsis: Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide has agreed to acquire a majority stake in the healthcare communications firm Mind Resource Healthcare Consulting Limited. Mind Resource is a leading firm in the highly specialised field of healthcare communications which includes disease awareness, patient education, and medical education.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide (Ogilvy PR) is a global, multi-disciplinary communications leader. Ogilvy PR blends proven PR methodologies with cutting edge digital innovations to craft strategic programs that give clients winning and measurable results. "
target: Mind Resource Healthcare Consulting Limited
Mind Resource is a full service healthcare consultancy with highly specialised experts in all spectrums of strategic healthcare communications covering press relations, issue management and lobbying, media training for healthcare professionals, consumer communications, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/30/2018 via Company Press Release

Pummel Pty Ltd, acquired Zippy

synopsis: Pummel, a fitness app in Australia that helps people find the best personal trainers, fitness experts and wellness coaches, has acquired Zippy, an app based loyalty solution for gyms, yoga studios, and sports clubs in Australia. Zippy verifies customer visits by using QR Code technology and allows users to earn and exchange points for prizes.
buyer: Pummel Pty Ltd
Pummel is a fitness app in Australia that helps people find the best personal trainers, fitness experts and wellness coaches in their area. Using a searchable marketplace, users have access to over 500 experts that they can choose from. "
target: Zippy
Zippy is an app based loyalty solution for gyms, yoga studios, and sports clubs in Australia. Zippy verifies customer visits by using QR Code technology. Users receive points as they scan QR codes to check in and can exchange them for prizes such as tickets, coffees, muffins, and more.
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First Harvest Corp.
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year
2017
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.41)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: OTCPK:INND
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
InnerScope Advertising Agency, Inc.
InnerScope Advertising Agency, Inc.
InnerScope Advertising Agency, Inc. was initially formed to monetize the experience of their founders in generating traffic through the front doors of hearing aid dispensing practices by providing advertising and marketing and design services that are unique to the industry.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1.56
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.99)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5
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Ticker: MXMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Max Media Group
Max Media Group
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$259.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.71
EBIT ($mm)
$19.22
Net Income ($mm)
$12.73
Employees
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALREW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ReWorld Media
ReWorld Media
Reworld Media is specialized in brand content and content commerce through the use of media brands. Founded in France in 2012, the group covers themes such as fashion, beauty, cooking, lifestyle and entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$198.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.44
EBIT ($mm)
$8.77
Net Income ($mm)
$7.67
Employees
453
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Ticker: OM:TASTE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group is a digital media house headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The concepts behind the products are language dependent, which means that they can be applied on a multinational level and are today represented on a few dozen markets spread out over five continents.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$6.05
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: CLKZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clicker, Inc.
Clicker, Inc.
Clicker, Inc. is a Web Publisher and Brand Builder focused on developing stand-alone Consumer Brands that incorporate Social Networking and Reward Properties that leverage content, commerce and advertising for the next generation global Internet user.
year
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rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.34)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: DXM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dex Media, Inc.
Dex Media, Inc.
Dex Media, Inc. is the leading provider of marketing solutions for local businesses. They partner with local businesses across the U.S. to help them get found, get chosen, and get talked about. Dex Media offers website, print, mobile, social media, and search engine marketing solutions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,207.64
EBITDA ($mm)
$316.98
EBIT ($mm)
$181.02
Net Income ($mm)
$37.37
Employees
2411
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Ticker: LSE:ASCL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ascential plc
Ascential plc
Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy. Their information, insights, connections, data and digital tools solve customer problems in three disciplines, product design, marketing and sales.
year
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rev ($mm)
$368.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.07
EBIT ($mm)
($36.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1991
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Matrimony.com
Matrimony.com
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year
2017
rev ($mm)
$50.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$11.70
EBIT ($mm)
$10.03
Net Income ($mm)
$10.28
Employees
3955
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MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO Social Media is at the forefront of the next generation in social media, providing innovative products and content to enable communities to engage and interact. MOKO provides tailored content for high value, niche user groups.
year
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rev ($mm)
$0.88
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.25)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: ICPA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IC Places Inc.
IC Places Inc.
IC Places is a New Media company that produces weekly entertainment content for several different mediums. It has agrrements to place its content before more then 300 million people a month, giving the company one of the largest distributions foot prints on the planet.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.02)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.02)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: SEEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com is a diversified Local Internet search company that owns and operates a network of locally targeted category specific search destinations anchored by its Local business search engine www.TheDirectory.com.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: FFN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FriendFinder Networks, Inc.
FriendFinder Networks, Inc.
FriendFinder Networks Inc. is an internet-based social networking and technology company operating several of the most heavily visited websites in the world, including AdultFriendFinder.com, Amigos.com, AsiaFriendFinder.com, Cams.com, FriendFinder.com, BigChurch.com and SeniorFriendFinder.com.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$346.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$109.32
EBIT ($mm)
$76.40
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
400
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