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closed 4/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, acquired Scout Marketing

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, an investment firm specializing in investments in the marketing services sector, announced it has acquired Scout Marketing. Scout Marketing is a full-service ad agency focused on healthcare and consumer marketing. They work across various brand categories to deliver brave thinking that creates value for their clients'​ brands.
buyer: Stagwell Group
The Stagwell Group LLC is a registered investment advisory company formed by Mark Penn who serves as the Managing Partner of Stagwell Media LLC, a private equity fund. "
target: Scout Marketing
Scout Marketing is a full-service ad agency focused on healthcare and consumer marketing with offices in Atlanta, Chicago and San Diego. Scout's mantra is "Be Brave."​ They work across various brand categories to deliver brave thinking that creates value for their clients'​ brands.
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closed 1/15/2020 via BusinessWire

W2O Group, acquired 21GRAMS NY

synopsis: W2O, the leading independent provider of analytics-driven, digital-first marketing and communications to the healthcare sector, announced the acquisition of 21GRAMS, a rapidly growing, strategic and creative marketing, advertising and patient/medical education agency dedicated to making healthcare more human.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: W2O Group
W2O is an independent provider of analytics-driven, digital-first marketing and communications to the healthcare sector. W2O applies analytics models, methodologies and approaches in a digital world to design precise communications and marketing strategies to deliver sustained business results. "
target: 21GRAMS NY
21GRAMS is a rapidly growing, strategic and creative marketing, advertising and patient/medical education agency dedicated to making healthcare more human. 21GRAMS was built to be different by design, fusing advertising and education for the first time in an agency model.
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closed 7/30/2012 via BNC Analysis

Dudnyk, acquired Stratagem Healthcare Communications, LLC

synopsis: Dudnyk acquires Stratagem Healthcare Communications, LLC, a full-service healthcare advertising agency serving clients in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic and device, and consumer healthcare industries. They've been going strong since 1997, helping our clients achieve their marketing goals
buyer: Dudnyk
Dudnyk provides medical advertising services to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries. It offers brand identity, positioning/messaging, unbranded disease state awareness, campaign development, launch planning, and many more. "
target: Stratagem Healthcare Communications, LLC
Stratagem Healthcare Communications is a full-service healthcare advertising agency serving clients in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic and device, and consumer healthcare industries. They've been going strong since 1997, helping our clients achieve their marketing goals.
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closed 7/6/2016 via Company Press Release

Val Morgan Outdoor, acquired Active Media Group Pty Limited

synopsis: The HOYTS Group announced a major acquisition for Val Morgan Outdoor (VMO). VMO has acquired Active Media Group (AMG) – the premium multi-media business representing Fitness First Australia, Goodlife Health Clubs and more. AMG is an award-winning global content provider behind some of the world’s top health, fitness and lifestyle publications.
buyer parent: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: Val Morgan Outdoor
Val Morgan Outdoor (VMO) is Australia’s largest digital-out-of-home network, operating 1,200 digital panels strategically located in 300 shopping centres and 2,000 TV screens across 280 premium petrol stations nationally. VMO is a leader in audience engagement. "
target parent: Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
target: Active Media Group Pty Limited
Active Media Group is an award-winning global content provider behind some of the world’s top health, fitness and lifestyle print and digital publications. They specialise in creating the right content to reach active consumers and deliver it on the most popular digital platforms.
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closed 2/26/2014 via PE Hub

BlueSpire Strategic Marketing, acquired Martino & Binzer

synopsis: BlueSpire Strategic Marketing, a portfolio company of High Road Capital Partners, has acquired Martino & Binzer. Headquartered in Farmington, Conn., Martino & Binzer is a provider of marketing, sales consulting and technology services to the senior living community service sector.
buyer parent: High Road Capital Partners
buyer: BlueSpire Strategic Marketing
Priority Integrated Marketing provides healthcare and financial marketing services to organizations nationwide. Founded in 1983 and located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Priority helps its clients reach their audience and deliver results through content marketing, custom publishing, and more. "
target: Martino & Binzer
Martino & Binzer is a full service advertising agency. The company creates marketing communications that are designed to stimulate pre-determined response behaviors among the age- and income-qualified prospects in a primary market area.
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closed 9/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Interlex Communications Inc., acquired SenaReider

synopsis: Interlex Communications formalized the acquisition of SenaReider, a full-service advertising agency based in Monterey, California. SenaReider specializes in branding and marketing within the food and beverage as well as fitness and recreation categories.
buyer: Interlex Communications Inc.
Interlex is a leading full-service integrated marketing communications firm. Based in San Antonio, Texas it also has offices in New York and Washington, DC. It is ranked on the Inc. 500 and among the Top U.S. Agency Brands according to Ad Age Magazine. "
target: SenaReider
SenaReider is a full-service advertising agency with extensive experience in new product development, packaged foods, fresh food and beverage marketing. SenaReider specializes in branding and marketing within the food and beverage as well as fitness and recreation categories.
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closed 10/22/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Inmar Inc., acquired OwnerIQ Inc.

synopsis: Inmar, a data-driven technology-enabled services company, announced that it has acquired ownerIQ, a leading media technology company that provides 1st and 2nd party data solutions to brands, retailers, and manufacturers.
buyer parent: OMERS Private Equity
buyer: Inmar Inc.
Inmar operates the most trusted tech-enabled commerce platforms, networks and applications that deliver analytics-driven results for the world’s largest retailers, brands and health systems. They provide clients with insights from the data to meet the needs of shoppers, patients and businesses. "
target: OwnerIQ Inc.
ownerIQ is focused on leading the data market’s evolution towards transparency, relevancy and choice. ownerIQ brings the most valuable consumer data to market– explicit shopping and purchasing data from retailers and brands– to power a new data economy: The Second-Party Data marketplace.
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closed 2/8/2018 via BusinessWire

PulsePoint, Inc., acquired Vitality Ad Lab

synopsis: PulsePoint, the leading global authority in programmatic healthcare technology, announced the acquisition of Vitality Ad Lab, a UK-based private advertising exchange focused on the European healthcare sector.
buyer: PulsePoint, Inc.
PulsePoint, a global programmatic advertising platform with specialized healthcare expertise, fuses the science of programmatic targeting, distribution and optimization with the art of brand engagement. "
target: Vitality Ad Lab
Vitality Ad Lab is a UK-based private advertising exchange focused on the European healthcare sector. Open, transparent and efficient, Vitality Ad Lab offers an all in one solution which is agnostic of supply or demand-centric bias.
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closed 1/4/2018 via Company Press Release

ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, acquired Kairion GmbH

synopsis: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE continues to strengthen its activities in the ad-tech sector and is acquiring the e-commerce marketer Kairion from Cocomore AG. Kairion offers advertising customers the opportunity to place adverts in the combined advertising space of the participating retailers.
buyer: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE (XTRA:PSM:$4,577.28)
ProSiebenSat.1 Group is one of the most successful independent media companies in Europe with a strong presence in the TV and digital markets. Free TV financed by advertising is the core business of the Group. ProSiebenSat.1 has also built up a successful e-commerce business of digital platforms. "
target parent: Cocomore AG
target: Kairion GmbH
Kairion offers advertising customers the opportunity to place adverts in the combined advertising space of the participating retailers. The company aggregates the advertising environments and data of over 80 online shops, an activity known as retail media.
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announced 1/13/2016 via PR Newswire

Wafra Partners, will acquire The Wellness Network

synopsis: The Wellness Network has been sold to an entity formed by the clients of Wafra Partners LLC, a private equity firm that seeks to invest in and build successful middle-market companies. The Wellness Network owns and operates the largest and most comprehensive in-hospital health TV networks in the US.
buyer: Wafra Partners
Wafra Partners is a private equity firm that seeks to invest in and build successful middle-market companies. Wafra Partners purchases control or significant minority positions in companies with strong management, high-upside, discernable value and growth drivers. "
target parent: Interactivation
target: The Wellness Network
The Wellness Network owns The Patient Channel, The Newborn Channel, and HealthStyle Press, the most comprehensive in-hospital TV networks. Delivered directly to patient rooms and waiting areas, the Channels provide viewers with original, award-winning health programs.
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cancelled 2/9/2012 via Capital IQ

Stealth Logistics Group, cancelled an acquisition of Doctors TV Network, LLC

synopsis: Doctors TV Network, LLC cancelled the acquisition of CLX Medical, Inc. in a reverse merger transaction on February 9, 2012. Doctors-TV provides media based marketing solutions for businesses of all sizes.
buyer: Stealth Logistics Group
Stealth Logistics Group (SLG), a DBA of CLX Medical Inc, is a diverse Transportation Logistics Company. SLG provides expert care for your goods from pier or shipper pickup to final delivery - coast to coast. "
target: Doctors TV Network, LLC
Doctors-TV provides media based marketing solutions for businesses of all sizes. The company has media placement agents in major cities, coast to coast, in the United States.
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closed 4/13/2010 via BNC Analysis

Interactivation, purchased The Patient Channel and The Newborn Channel from iVillage, Inc.

synopsis: Interactivation Health Networks announced that it has acquired The Patient Channel and The Newborn Channel from iVillage, a division of NBC Universal. The Patient Channel and The Newborn Channel are the most comprehensive in-hospital TV networks.
buyer: Interactivation
Interactivation is a media company that delivers highly interactive and personalized content to consumers via TV, mobile devices and the Internet. Interactivation owns the Mag Rack and Concert TV video-on-demand television networks, and The Patient Channel and The Newborn Channel. "
seller parent: General Electric Company
seller: iVillage, Inc.
The Patient Channel and The Newborn Channel are the most comprehensive in-hospital TV networks. Delivered directly to patient rooms and waiting areas, the Channels provide viewers with original, award-winning health programs.
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closed 11/27/2007 via BNC Analysis

Catterton Partners, acquired On Target Media

synopsis: Private equity firm Catterton Partners has acquired On Target Media LLC, which does business as Healthy Advice Networks. Petsky Prunier, a marketing investment bank that worked closely with On Target Media on the deal, announced the deal yesterday.
buyer: Catterton Partners
With more than $2.3 billion under management, Catterton Partners is a leading private equity firm in the United States focused exclusively on the consumer industry. "
target parent: Alta Communications
target: On Target Media
For almost 19 years, Healthy Advice has been supporting the work of healthcare professionals by providing credible, captivating and compelling health-education tools.
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closed 12/31/2004 via BNC Analysis

Alta Communications, acquired On Target Media

synopsis: Alta Communications acquires On Target Media.
buyer: Alta Communications
Alta Communications is a Boston-based private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media and communications companies. Alta Communications has a very successful track record and is extremely active, having invested in over 100 media and telecommunications companies. "
target: On Target Media
For almost 19 years, Healthy Advice has been supporting the work of healthcare professionals by providing credible, captivating and compelling health-education tools.
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closed 7/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Red Ventures, LLC, acquired HealthLine, Inc.

synopsis: Red Ventures, a portfolio of growing digital businesses that bring consumers and brands together, has acquired Healthline Media, a publisher of two of the four largest consumer health and wellness information sites in the world, reaching over 150 million visitors a month globally, more than any other online health publisher.
buyer: Red Ventures, LLC
Red Ventures is a portfolio of growing digital businesses that bring consumers and brands together through integrated e-commerce, strategic partnerships and 17 proprietary brands across the Financial, Home, Health, Education and Digital Services. "
target parent: Summit Partners
target: HealthLine, Inc.
As one of the fastest growing consumer health information sites, Healthline.com advances Healthline's mission to be users' most trusted ally in their pursuit of health and well-being. Healthline provides socially inspired, medically reviewed and data-driven content.
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closed 11/29/2011 via GlobeNewswire

Remedy Health Media, acquired HealthCentral Network, Inc.

synopsis: Remedy Health Media, America's fastest-growing health information and technology company, announced its acquisition of HealthCentral, a leading provider of online clinical and patient community resources and tools that help millions of patients and caregivers take control of their health and improve their well-being.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Remedy Health Media
Based in New York City, Remedy Health Media is a health information technology company providing trusted health and wellness information in print, at the point-of-care and on digital and mobile platforms. "
target parent: The Carlyle Group
target: HealthCentral Network, Inc.
The HealthCentral Network, Inc. (HealthCentral) empowers people to improve and take control of their health and well-being through more than 35 condition-and wellness-specific interactive health sites, including #1 HIV/AIDS site TheBody.com and healthy living resource Wellsphere.com.
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closed 6/7/2010 via Company Press Release

Six Apart, Ltd., acquired NaturalPath Media

synopsis: Six Apart, the world's leading blogging and conversational media company, announced the acquisition of NaturalPath Media, the largest online advertising and media network for sustainable, healthy, and conscious lifestyles.
buyer: Six Apart, Ltd.
Six Apart has been at the heart of the blogging and social media revolution since 2001, powering many of the world's most influential websites and communities with its world renowned blogging services TypePad, Movable Type and Vox. "
target: NaturalPath Media
NaturalPath Media connects publishers, advertisers and audiences in the sustainable and healthy lifestyle verticals by: selling premium, customized brand advertising programs to companies who seek to engage the highly influential green and healthy living consumer.
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closed 3/21/2007 via Company Press Release

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, acquired Medizine, Inc.

synopsis: Media-focused private equity shop Veronis Suhler Stevenson has bought a controlling stake in MediZine LLC, publisher of health and fitness magazines Healthy Living and Remedy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe. "
target: Medizine, Inc.
Medizine, Inc. publishes consumer health magazines. It offers publications, websites and broadcast news content , various programs that engage, educate, and influence patients in homes, in pharmacies, and in doctors' offices.
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closed 7/28/2015 via BusinessWire

AllOver Media, Inc., purchased Social and Family Divisions from Zoom Media Corp.

synopsis: AllOver Media, LLC (AOM), a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity and the largest alternative out-of-home advertising platform in the United States, announced the purchase of the Social Indoor and the Family Network Divisions of Zoom Media. Both Zoom and AOM have deep roots in strategic indoor place based media.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: AllOver Media, Inc.
AllOver Media (AOM) is the largest alternative out-of-home advertising platform in the U.S. AOM works with a wide range of clients from Fortune 500 to regional and local companies by promoting products within captive media formats and engaging consumers on an every day basis. "
seller: Zoom Media Corp.
Zoom Media's Social Indoor Network assets include: static poster facings and digital screens across 1600 venues and 20 DMA’s, including sports bars, restaurants and clubs. The Family Network consists of backlit billboards, digital screens, floor clings at more than 350 sports and recreation centers.
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closed 2/14/2011 via PR Newswire

Outcast Media Holdings, Inc., acquired Health Club Media Network

synopsis: Outcast Media, a digital media company, has made an expansion into the fitness vertical through an acquisition of Health Club Media Network (HCMN), the largest advertising company in the health club industry. HCMN offers a wide variety of in-club advertising and marketing opportunities - customizable to each brand's particular needs.
buyer: Outcast Media Holdings, Inc.
Outcast Media Holdings, Inc. is a digital media company reaching active, on-the-go consumers. Advertisers reach a Nielsen-audited combined audience of more than 68 million active consumers each month at health clubs and gas stations in 130 US markets. "
target: Health Club Media Network
Founded in 1995, Health Club Media Network (HCMN), formerly the Health Club Panel Network, has grown to become the largest and most reputable player in the field of health club advertising and marketing.
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closed 4/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, acquired Scout Marketing

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, an investment firm specializing in investments in the marketing services sector, announced it has acquired Scout Marketing. Scout Marketing is a full-service ad agency focused on healthcare and consumer marketing. They work across various brand categories to deliver brave thinking that creates value for their clients'​ brands.
buyer: Stagwell Group
The Stagwell Group LLC is a registered investment advisory company formed by Mark Penn who serves as the Managing Partner of Stagwell Media LLC, a private equity fund. "
target: Scout Marketing
Scout Marketing is a full-service ad agency focused on healthcare and consumer marketing with offices in Atlanta, Chicago and San Diego. Scout's mantra is "Be Brave."​ They work across various brand categories to deliver brave thinking that creates value for their clients'​ brands.
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closed 1/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Code and Theory, acquired Kettle Solutions, LLC

synopsis: Code and Theory, a strategically driven, digital-first agency, has acquired Kettle, a digital-native creative agency. Kettle works with leading brands to create outstanding interactive stories and experiences people can't help but love. The agency specializes in web design, social campaigns, and mobile app development.
buyer parent: Stagwell Group
buyer: Code and Theory
Code and Theory is a digital-first agency that lives at the intersection of creativity and technology. Code and Theory creates products, content and campaigns across physical and digital worlds. The agency has helped brands tell stories and design the systems that carry them since 2001. "
target: Kettle Solutions, LLC
Kettle is a digital-native creative agency. Kettle works with leading brands to create outstanding interactive stories and experiences people can't help but love. The agency specializes in web design, social campaigns, and mobile app development.
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on offer 6/25/2020 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, offer to acquire MDC Partners, Inc.

synopsis: Stagwell Group will acquire MDC Partners, Inc., one of the most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. The combination will allow both Stagwell and MDC to scale offerings, develop products based on combined tech and data assets, and provide accelerated growth and enhanced services to clients.
buyer: Stagwell Group
Stagwell Group is an independent, digital-first, and fully-integrated organization servicing brands across the continuum of marketing services. Stagwell's brands include experts in digital transformation and marketing, research and insights, marketing communications, and content and media. "
target: MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA:$1,252.82)
MDC Partners is one of the most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. MDC's agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment for over 1,700 clients.
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closed 4/8/2020 via PR Web

Mediacurrent, acquired Duo Consulting

synopsis: Mediacurrent, one of the world’s leading Drupal-focused digital agencies, has acquired Duo Consulting, a web design and development agency that uses Drupal to build business platforms that forge deeper customer relationships for their clients. Since 1999, Duo has helped organizations use their content to drive measurable results online.
buyer parent: Stagwell Group
buyer: Mediacurrent
Mediacurrent, the open source expansion partner, deploys technical strategy in service of delivering business impact through reliable solutions, experiences, and partnerships. Mediacurrent helps brands adopt and support an open source software-based web strategy. "
target: Duo Consulting
Duo Consulting is a web design and development agency that uses Drupal to build business platforms that forge deeper customer relationships for their clients. Since 1999, Duo has helped organizations use their content to drive measurable results online.
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closed 3/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Forward PMX, acquired Headliner Labs

synopsis: ForwardPMX, a global brand performance agency, has acquired Headliner Labs, a leading conversational marketing platform. Headliner Labs enables retail and beauty brands to connect directly with individual consumers at scale through intelligent and automated Facebook chatbots.
buyer parent: Stagwell Group
buyer: Forward PMX
ForwardPMX is a global brand performance agency designed to help brands find the changes that deliver meaningful growth to their businesses. ForwardPMX brings a unified global vision with local depth and expertise across a comprehensive set of data, technology, and performance solutions. "
target: Headliner Labs
Headliner Labs is a leading conversational marketing platform. Headliner Labs enables retail and beauty brands to connect directly with individual consumers at scale through intelligent and automated Facebook chatbots. Headliner Labs helps leading brands to convert sales and win back customers.
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closed 2/20/2020 via Company Press Release

SKDKnickerbocker, acquired Sloane & Company

synopsis: The nation’s leading public affairs firm, SKDKnickerbocker, has acquired Sloane & Company, an industry-leading corporate and financial communications firm. Through the combination, the wide breadth of services available to clients will include corporate positioning and media relations, public affairs, political campaigns, M&A support, and more.
buyer parent: Stagwell Group
buyer: SKDKnickerbocker
SKDKnickerbocker (SKDK) is a top national communications and political consulting firm bringing unparalleled strategic communications experience to Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, philanthropic organizations, and labor unions, as well as political committees and candidates. "
target parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
target: Sloane & Company
Sloane & Company is an industry-leading strategic communications firm focused on Corporate Communications, Media Relations, Investor Relations, Crisis Communications and Issue Management, Shareholder Activism and Proxy Contests, Transaction Support, and Public Affairs.
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closed 12/19/2019 via PR Newswire

Forward PMX, acquired The Search Agency

synopsis: ForwardPMX, a global brand performance marketing agency, has acquired The Search Agency, a digital marketing firm that uses data and technology to drive results for businesses. This strategic move bolsters the combined team's position as the agency of choice for enterprise businesses requiring world-class, full-funnel marketing services.
buyer parent: Stagwell Group
buyer: Forward PMX
ForwardPMX is a global brand performance agency designed to help brands find the changes that deliver meaningful growth to their businesses. ForwardPMX brings a unified global vision with local depth and expertise across a comprehensive set of data, technology, and performance solutions. "
target: The Search Agency
The Search Agency is a performance marketing agency that uses data & technology, world-class service, and a strategic framework to drive results for businesses. Their services include Paid Search, SEO, Landing Page Optimization, Display Media, Social Media, and Comparison-Shopping Management.
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closed 4/10/2019 via PE Hub

Stagwell Group, acquired MultiView, Inc.

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, a private equity firm that manages investments in new media and digital marketing services, has acquired MultiView Inc. from Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm. MultiView is a leader in digital marketing solutions for B2B marketers and publishing solutions for associations.
buyer: Stagwell Group
The Stagwell Group LLC is a registered investment advisory company formed by Mark Penn. The Stagwell Group manages a private equity fund whose portfolio includes more than a dozen collaborative, digital-first agencies. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: MultiView, Inc.
MultiView is a leader in digital marketing solutions for B2B marketers and publishing solutions for associations. MultiView builds digital publications that bring thousands of trade associations together and delivers digital marketing solutions that connect tens of thousands of B2B companies.
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Stagwell Group, acquired Ink Publishing

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, a registered investment advisory company, has acquired a majority stake in Ink from Endless, a UK based private equity investor. Ink is the world leader in travel media. Ink creates and delivers inspiring, award-winning content for the world's biggest and greatest airlines, railways, travel companies and their passengers.
buyer: Stagwell Group
The Stagwell Group LLC is a registered investment advisory company formed by Mark Penn. The Stagwell Group manages a private equity fund whose portfolio includes more than a dozen collaborative, digital-first agencies. "
target parent: Endless LLP
target: Ink Publishing
Ink is the world leader in travel media, connecting thousands of advertisers and brands to a growing global audience of 802 million passengers. Ink creates and delivers inspiring, award-winning content for the world's biggest and greatest airlines, railways, travel companies and their passengers.
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closed 4/5/2018 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, acquired ReputationDefender, Inc.

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, which invests in marketing services companies, announced its fund, Stagwell Media LLC, has acquired ReputationDefender®, a global leader in Online Reputation Management and digital privacy for individuals and small businesses, from Reputation.com Inc.
buyer: Stagwell Group
The Stagwell Group LLC is a registered investment advisory company formed by Mark Penn. The Stagwell Group manages a private equity fund whose portfolio includes more than a dozen collaborative, digital-first agencies. "
target parent: Reputation.com, Inc.
target: ReputationDefender, Inc.
ReputationDefender was founded in 2006 and offers online reputation and privacy tools for individuals and small businesses. ReputationDefender® puts users in charge of their online reputation by creating a strong, durable online reputation that resists attacks, negatives, and misleading information.
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closed 12/13/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, acquired Forward 3D Group Limited

synopsis: The Stagwell Group announced it has acquired Forward3D Group, a global performance marketing agency. Based in London, Forward3D Group runs cutting edge digital marketing campaigns across search, content, display and social with industry-leading linguistics, data science and technology.
buyer: Stagwell Group
The Stagwell Group LLC is a registered investment advisory company formed by Mark Penn. The Stagwell Group manages a private equity fund whose portfolio includes more than a dozen collaborative, digital-first agencies. "
target: Forward 3D Group Limited
Forward3D Group is a London-based digital marketing agency running activity across 100+ markets in 50+ languages for some of the world's leading brands. Forward3D offers a truly global service in search, display, social, content as well as unique performance linguistics and data science offerings.
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closed 7/14/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, purchased TV Pilot Testing Assets from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, a registered investment advisory company, announced its acquisition of certain assets from Nielsen related to television pilot products and services, including pilot testing services and the promotional testing and consumer tracking of those pilots.
buyer: Stagwell Group
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, Fueled By Ramen, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
The acquisition includes certain assets from Nielsen related to television pilot products and services, including pilot testing services and the promotional testing and consumer tracking of those pilots.
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closed 6/14/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, purchased Select Mobile Research Assets from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, a registered investment advisory company, announced its fund, Stagwell Media LLC, has acquired certain mobile research assets from Nielsen, specifically the Mobile Insights Survey and the Total Communication Survey.
buyer: Stagwell Group
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
The acquisition includes mobile research assets from Nielsen, specifically the Mobile Insights Survey and the Total Communication Survey. Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy.
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closed 4/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, acquired Scout Marketing

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, an investment firm specializing in investments in the marketing services sector, announced it has acquired Scout Marketing. Scout Marketing is a full-service ad agency focused on healthcare and consumer marketing. They work across various brand categories to deliver brave thinking that creates value for their clients'​ brands.
buyer: Stagwell Group
The Stagwell Group LLC is a registered investment advisory company formed by Mark Penn who serves as the Managing Partner of Stagwell Media LLC, a private equity fund. "
target: Scout Marketing
Scout Marketing is a full-service ad agency focused on healthcare and consumer marketing with offices in Atlanta, Chicago and San Diego. Scout's mantra is "Be Brave."​ They work across various brand categories to deliver brave thinking that creates value for their clients'​ brands.
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closed 1/23/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, acquired The Harris Poll

synopsis: The Stagwell Group announced its fund, Stagwell Media LLC, has acquired certain custom research assets from Nielsen, including the Harris Poll. As part of the transition, Harris will relaunch as Harris Insights & Analytics. The Harris Poll brand remains unchanged. The Harris Poll reflects Americans' opinions on a wide range of topics.
buyer: Stagwell Group
The Stagwell Group LLC is a registered investment advisory company formed by Mark Penn who serves as the Managing Partner of Stagwell Media LLC, a private equity fund. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: The Harris Poll (HPOL:$140.32)
Harris Polls have become media staples around the world. Frequent polls tap into a representative sample of Americans of all ages, genders, income and ethnic backgrounds. The Harris Poll reflects Americans' opinions on a wide range of topics.
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closed 8/2/2016 via AP - Associated Press

Stagwell Group, acquired PMX Agency

synopsis: The Stagwell Group announced its fund, Stagwell Media LLC, has acquired a majority stake in PMX Agency, a leading integrated performance-driven global marketing firm. PMX Agency, formerly Paradysz + PM Digital, leads a consumer centric approach to performance. PMX Agency is headquartered in New York City with eight offices and 300 employees.
buyer: Stagwell Group
Stagwell is working to build an investment portfolio of marketing services companies. Their portfolio will only have one or two of each kind of agency from: digital media buying to market research to public relations and beyond to allow for true cooperation. "
target: PMX Agency
PMX Agency is a global independent integrated marketing agency that leads with an insight-driven, consumer centric approach to performance. They combine an intuitive knowledge of the customer experience with customized, scalable strategies that address clients’ most pressing business challenges.
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closed 1/6/2016 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, acquired Code and Theory

synopsis: The Stagwell Group announced its fund, Stagwell Media LLC, has acquired a majority stake in Code and Theory, a leading creative digital agency headquartered in NYC with offices in Atlanta, London, San Francisco, and Manila, the Philippines. The agency creates products, content and campaigns for leading companies across physical and digital worlds.
buyer: Stagwell Group
Stagwell is working to build an investment portfolio of marketing services companies. Their portfolio will only have one or two of each kind of agency from: digital media buying to market research to public relations and beyond to allow for true cooperation. "
target: Code and Theory
Code and Theory is an independently-owned and creatively-led agency that creates products, content and campaigns across physical and digital worlds. The agency has helped brands tell stories and design the systems that carry them since 2001.
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announced 11/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, will acquire Nielsen National Research Group

synopsis: The Stagwell Group announced its fund, Stagwell Media LLC, has signed a definitive agreement with Nielsen, to acquire National Research Group, provider of critical metrics in the weeks leading up to the release of Hollywood studios' movies. The Stagwell Group is a registered investment adviser and Stagwell Media is a private equity fund.
buyer: Stagwell Group
Stagwell is working to build an investment portfolio of marketing services companies. Their portfolio will only have one or two of each kind of agency from: digital media buying to market research to public relations and beyond to allow for true cooperation. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: Nielsen National Research Group
Nielsen National Research Group, Inc. provides market research and consulting services to the entertainment industry. The company engages in the testing of promotional materials, as well as in the marketing of motion pictures for theatrical release.
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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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announced 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

synopsis: Dynata, a global leader in first-party data and data services, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire Reimagine Holdings Group, a global leader in data creation and technology-enabled business intelligence headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and B2B survey research. Dynata reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings. "
target: Reimagine Holdings Group
Reimagine is a global leader in data creation for business intelligence, and has redefined the insights industry by acquiring and investing in growth-oriented, technology-enabled service companies.
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closed 3/14/2017 via PR Newswire

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

synopsis: The Shipyard, an independent marketing firm, today announces the acquisition of TOMORRO\\\, an innovation consultancy led by marketing icon Jon Bond – combining the companies' strategic, creative and data-centric talents to address rising demand from businesses seeking to inoculate themselves against Disruption.
buyer: The Shipyard
The Shipyard is an independent marketing consultancy and the first "marketing engineering" firm. It is creating digital transformation for the world's most significant brands- where high velocity content creation meets big data, where competitive strategy meets creative and disruptive advertising. "
target: TOMORRO\\\ LLC
TOMORRO\\\ LLC is a consultancy designed to accelerate brand value through the adoption of the most forward-thinking marketing approaches and technologies. TOMORRO\\\ is an active investor and advisor in ad technology companies.
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announced 8/26/2020 via BusinessWire

Valuesetters, will be merged with Netcapital

synopsis: ValueSetters, a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet, is to merge with Netcapital, a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow.
buyer: Valuesetters (OTCPK:VSTR:$1.75)
Led by a team of professional investors, digital marketing experts, and technology specialists, ValueSetters is a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet. "
target: Netcapital
Netcapital is a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow. Netcapital operates an investment portal that enables investors to set up an account online, browse information on private companies offering securities on the platform, and invest.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

synopsis: startup300, an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator, has acquired Pioneers.io, an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene. Pioneers' flagship event, Pioneers Festival, brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
buyer: startup300 AG
startup300 is an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator that offers their services to Austrian startups. The group consists of 142 angels and investors that help startups grow their businesses. They focus on startups that have scalable, innovative or disruptive business models. "
target: Pioneers.io
Pioneers.io is an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene, offering events, consulting, and investment. Their Pioneers Festival event brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
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announced 11/30/2020 via BusinessWire

ServiceNow, will acquire Element AI

synopsis: ServiceNow announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Element AI, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company with deep AI capabilities and some of the world’s brightest AI minds. Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
buyer: ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW:$4,833.48)
ServiceNow's cloud-based platform and solutions deliver digital experiences that help people do their best work. Their applications automate, predict, digitize, and optimize business processes and tasks, across IT, Customer Service, Security Operations, and Human Resources. "
target: Element AI
Element AI is the platform that helps organizations embrace an AI-First world for today and tomorrow. Composed of a research lab uniquely connected to the world's best academic ecosystems, Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
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