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closed 2/1/2014 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Fleck Consulting of Allentown and WS Group of Harrisburg have merged to form Seven Points Consulting. Fleck Consulting Inc. offers a full range of governmental, political and public relations consulting to clients throughout Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region. The WS Group, LLC is a fundraising, direct mail, and strategic services firm.
buyer: The WS Group, LLC
The WS Group, LLC is a fundraising, direct mail, and strategic services firm based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. From candidates for County Commissioner to those seeking statewide office, the WS Group provides tailor-made services that help their clients meet their toughest electoral challenges. "
target: Fleck Consulting, Inc.
Fleck Consulting Inc. offers a full range of governmental, political and public relations consulting to clients throughout Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region. The firm has over 50 years combined experience in public relations, political and governmental consulting.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bully Pulpit Interactive, acquired Aperture Strategies

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

Stagwell Group, will acquire SKDKnickerbocker

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

Porta Communications plc, acquired PPS Group Ltd.

synopsis: Porta Communications PLC, the international marketing and communications group, announces the acquisition of PPS Group Limited, a leading independent consultancy specialising in reputation management, community engagement and political consensus building, advising on projects such as complex property, infrastructure and energy developments.
buyer: Porta Communications plc (PTCM:$50.95)
Porta Communications Plc acts as a holding company. Within Porta there are individual divisions which provide the following services; Public relations including financial, corporate, consumer and public affairs, Advertising and related services (including digital and media buying). "
target: PPS Group Ltd.
PPS Group is an independent, award-winning communications consultancy. They offer services in local a& national public affairs, issues & crisis management, engaging and consulting communities, media relations, mobilizing and securing support, property PR, and corporate communications.
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$8.65
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closed 4/24/2014 via PR Newswire

Lambert, Edwards & Associates, acquired Sterling Corporation

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

Next Fifteen Communications Group plc, acquired Connections Media LLC

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc announced that it has acquired an 80% stake in Connections Media LLC, a full-service digital agency specializing in politics and public affairs. The firm provides complete digital campaign services including: strategy, advertising, and social media to political, advocacy and corporate public affairs clients.
buyer: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next Fifteen Communications Group plc is the holding company for a group of worldwide PR consultancies. It owns five independent subsidiary PR agencies that operate as autonomous businesses. It also owns a research business, a policy communications business and a digital consultancy. "
target: Connections Media LLC
Connections Media is a full service digital agency specializing in politics and public affairs. Founded in 2004, it is a talented team of veteran strategists, designers, developers, analytics experts & new media communicators.
price ($mm)
$1.85*
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$3
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closed 4/4/2012 via PR Newswire

DirectImpact, acquired Crowdverb

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

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

synopsis: Political public relations veterans Crystal Canney and Felicia Knight have merged their respective firms to form a new Portland-based company in advance of the 2014 elections. Both companies are media consulting firms with expertise in political public relations.
buyer: Knight Vision International, LLC
Knight Vision International is a strategic media consulting firm with expertise in communications, positioning, public relations, public policy, government relations, crisis communications, and media training. "
target: Canney Communications, LLC
Crystal Canney is a political public relations veteran. Canney Communications has been involved in successful campaigns since 2009.
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closed 11/13/2017 via PR Newswire

Publicis Health, acquired PlowShare Group

synopsis: Publicis Health, part of Publicis Groupe, S.A., announced the acquisition of PlowShare Group, the leading communications agency that specializes in working exclusively with nonprofit organizations and federal agencies on social issue and cause marketing campaigns.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Health
Publicis Health is the largest healthcare communications network in the world.. They are a division of Publicis Groupe S.A., the third largest advertising and media company, giving them unparalleled global reach. "
target: PlowShare Group
PlowShare Group is the leading communications agency that specializes in working exclusively with nonprofit organizations and federal agencies on social issue and cause marketing campaigns.
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closed 2/1/2014 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Fleck Consulting of Allentown and WS Group of Harrisburg have merged to form Seven Points Consulting. Fleck Consulting Inc. offers a full range of governmental, political and public relations consulting to clients throughout Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region. The WS Group, LLC is a fundraising, direct mail, and strategic services firm.
buyer: The WS Group, LLC
The WS Group, LLC is a fundraising, direct mail, and strategic services firm based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. From candidates for County Commissioner to those seeking statewide office, the WS Group provides tailor-made services that help their clients meet their toughest electoral challenges. "
target: Fleck Consulting, Inc.
Fleck Consulting Inc. offers a full range of governmental, political and public relations consulting to clients throughout Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region. The firm has over 50 years combined experience in public relations, political and governmental consulting.
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closed 2/1/2014 via BNC Analysis

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

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