Like RLA Collective, Inc.

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 12/2/2014 via PR Web

The Bawmann Group (TBG), acquired Ubiquity

synopsis: The Bawmann Group (TBG), an integrated marketing communication agency with diverse experience in the health care, education, social services, entertainment, agriculture and nonprofit fields has expanded its services with the acquisition of Denver-based Ubiquity Group, which specializes in biotech and medical technology marketing.
buyer: The Bawmann Group (TBG)
The Bawmann Group (TBG) is an integrated marketing communication agency with diverse experience in the health care, education, social services, entertainment, agriculture and nonprofit fields. TBG helps to build and communicate brands for organizations in diverse industries spanning the country. "
target: Ubiquity
Ubiquity Group specializes in biotech and medical technology marketing. Ubiquity’s work includes marketing strategy, websites, mobile apps, interactive presentations, video, print collateral and email campaigns.
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closed 11/19/2013 via PR Newswire

The Brandon Agency, acquired Benghiat Marketing & Communications

synopsis: The Brandon Agency announced that they have completed the acquisition of Benghiat Marketing & Communication. The Brandon Agency has pioneered integrated marketing solutions that engage the customer along the consumer decision journey in a digital age. Benghiat specializes in packaged goods, B2B, medical device and food industry categories.
buyer: The Brandon Agency
The Brandon Agency is a full-service marketing firm operating on the leading edge of change in the advertising industry. Offering an integrated approach to marketing, advertising, public relations, interactive and social media, the agency administers the "Why We Buy" Consumer Research Panel. "
target: Benghiat Marketing & Communications
Benghiat Marketing & Communications, a Cleveland-based agency founded in 1983, specializes in the consumer packaged goods, business-to-business, medical device and food industry categories.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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closed 4/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Attercopia Group, acquired Growth UK

synopsis: Attercopia Group, a creative and commercial marketing agency built to help clients profit from digital, has acquired Growth UK, a specialist marketing company that works only with the owners of independent opticians, vets and dentists.
buyer: Attercopia Group
Attercopia is a creative and commercial marketing agency built to help clients profit from digital. They combine superior web development and digital marketing to attract, engage, sell to and serve a business' ideal customers. "
target: Growth UK
Growth UK is a specialist marketing company that works only with the owners of independent opticians, vets and dentists. They help them figure out the right strategies for growth, then implement them brilliantly.
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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.
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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 9/23/2020 via PR Newswire

Ruder Finn, Inc., acquired jacobstahl

synopsis: Global independent PR agency Ruder Finn announced that it has acquired jacobstahl, a full-service public relations agency specializing in healthcare (Rx and OTC), health and well being, consumer and corporate communications. jacobstahl was founded in 2003.
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: jacobstahl
jacobstahl is a full-service agency specializing in healthcare (Rx and OTC), health and well being, consumer and corporate communications. jacobstahl was founded in 2003.
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closed 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ruder Finn, Inc., acquired Osmosis Films

synopsis: Brooklyn-based Osmosis is a full-service creative strategy and production studio that specializes in film, animation and interactive media. In announcing the acquisition, Ruder Finn said adding the studio’s capabilities elevates the agency’s standing as a global video communications firm.
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: Osmosis Films
Osmosis excels at discovering, developing, and communicating narratives to the audiences businesses need to reach. Osmosis helps establish brands, grow business, communicate values, and share ideas that will change the world.
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closed 9/19/2019 via PR Newswire

Ruder Finn, Inc., acquired SPI Group

synopsis: Ruder Finn, one of the largest independent communications and creative agencies that focuses on Health & Wellness, Corporate & Public Trust, Global Connectivity, and Life & Style, acquired SPI Group, a corporate communications agency with expertise in improving employee experience, building corporate brands and enhancing corporate reputation.
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: SPI Group
SPI Group is an award-winning agency that uses digital solutions to amplify employee communications. Whether creating award-winning websites, integrating employee apps, or using gamification to launch employee programs, they bring innovative communications solutions to enterprise clients.
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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 12/8/2016 via BNC Analysis

Daylight Partnership Ltd. merged with RFI Studios,

synopsis: Ruder Finn has acquired Daylight Partnership, a digital marketing and analytics consultancy based in Hong Kong. Daylight Partnership will merge with Ruder Finn’s digital arm, Ruder Finn Innovation Studios (RFI), and will be known as RFI Daylight.
buyer parent: Ruder Finn, Inc.
buyer: RFI Studios
RFI Studios is an award-winning, full-service digital communications agency headquartered in New York City, with a growing presence in San Francisco. They offer clients an independent, acclaimed and strategic digital shop that leverages the power of a storied global PR institution. "
target: Daylight Partnership Ltd.
Daylight Partnership is a team of digital marketing consultants that creates effective marketing campaigns for clients across different sectors including Consumer, Lifestyle, Technology and Healthcare. Their mixed pedigree combines PR, Marketing, Engineering and Design.
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announced 8/23/2016 via PR Newswire

Finn Partners, will acquire Lane PR

synopsis: Global public relations firm, Finn Partners, has entered into an agreement to acquire LANE, a national independent PR firm headquartered in Portland, Oregon. LANE, with offices in Portland and New York City and a presence in Seattle, is especially strong in financial services, consumer, travel and hospitality, food and beverage, and technology.
buyer parent: Ruder Finn, Inc.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners specializes in the full spectrum of public relations services, including digital and social media. Their specialty areas include technology, consumer, travel/economic development, global issues, arts, health and public and corporate affairs. "
target: Lane PR
LANE is a national, independent firm focused on driving business and sales success for clients through strategic communications counsel. LANE provides integrated public relations services for clients in a host of industries, including financial services, consumer, travel, and technology.
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closed 7/13/2016 via PR Newswire

Finn Partners, acquired Greenfield Belser LTD.

synopsis: Global public relations firm, Finn Partners, announced it has acquired Greenfield Belser, Ltd., a leading brand strategy and creative services firm based in Washington, DC with clients located across the U.S.
buyer parent: Ruder Finn, Inc.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners specializes in the full spectrum of public relations services, including digital and social media. Their specialty areas include technology, consumer, travel/economic development, global issues, arts, health and public and corporate affairs. "
target: Greenfield Belser LTD.
Greenfield/Belser is a full-service brand strategy and interactive design agency focused exclusively on professional services, financial services, associations and other knowledge-based branding and marketing.
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closed 9/10/2015 via PR Newswire

Finn Partners, acquired Horn Group

synopsis: Finn Partners announced it has acquired Horn Group, Inc., a widely recognized, technology public relations leader with offices in San Francisco and New York. The move will expand Finn Partners' technology practice into innovative, venture-funded companies and emerging growth markets by leveraging Horn Group's 20+ years as a top tech brand.
buyer parent: Ruder Finn, Inc.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners specializes in the full spectrum of public relations services, including digital and social media. Their specialty areas include technology, consumer, travel/economic development, global issues, arts, health and public and corporate affairs. "
target: Horn Group
Horn Group, Inc. is a widely recognized, technology public relations leader with offices in San Francisco and New York. Horn Group was established in San Francisco in 1991 by Sabrina Horn, one of the very first and few female CEOs in the tech industry at that time.
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closed 6/29/2015 via PR Newswire

Ruder Finn Asia, acquired Kyodo Public Relations of China Inc.

synopsis: Ruder Finn announced it has acquired the China business of Kyodo Public Relations, Kyodo Public Relations of China Inc. The company provides an ideal communication support base and a window into China for our multinational clients.
buyer parent: Ruder Finn, Inc.
buyer: Ruder Finn Asia
Ruder Finn Asia is the Asia-Pacific subsidiary of New York-based Ruder Finn, the leading independent global public relations consulting firm. Ruder Finn Asia's business centres on four strategic pillars: Corporate & Public Trust, Global Connectivity, Health & Wellness and Life+Style. "
target parent: Kyodo Public Relations Co., Ltd.
target: Kyodo Public Relations of China Inc.
Kyodo Public Relations of China Inc. with offices in Shanghai and Beijing, serves the communication needs of Japanese companies in the thriving Chinese market, Kyodo Public Relations of China also provides an ideal communication support base and a window into China for our multinational clients.
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announced 1/22/2015 via PR Newswire

Finn Partners, will acquire DVL Seigenthaler

synopsis: The Nashville-based communications firms of DVL Public Relations & Advertising and Seigenthaler Public Relations, Inc., will merge to become DVL Seigenthaler and be acquired by global agency, Finn Partners. DVL Seigenthaler is the largest public relations agency in Tennessee and the only national firm with an office in the state.
buyer parent: Ruder Finn, Inc.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners specializes in the full spectrum of public relations services, including digital and social media. Their specialty areas include technology, consumer, travel/economic development, global issues, arts, health and public and corporate affairs. "
target: DVL Seigenthaler
DVL Seigenthaler, a combination of public relations agencies DVL and Seigenthaler PR, is the largest public relations agency in Tennessee and the only national firm with an office in the state. DVL Seigenthaler is committed to helping clients stand out and succeed in their industries.
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closed 10/9/2014 via PR Newswire

Finn Partners, acquired Johnson King

synopsis: Finn Partners announced the acquisition of Johnson King, a multiple award-winning European PR consultancy that delivers highly effective PR programs for technology firms. The acquisition will expand the firm's international presence and firmly establishing its European technology credentials.
buyer parent: Ruder Finn, Inc.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners specializes in the full spectrum of public relations services, including digital and social media. Their specialty areas include technology, consumer, travel/economic development, global issues, arts, health and public and corporate affairs. "
target: Johnson King
Johnson King is a European public relations agency. They provide a range of public relations services designed to promote its clients through traditional and emerging channels. Its campaigns encompass print, online, social and broadcast media alongside analyst relations and speaker programs.
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closed 7/10/2013 via PR Newswire

Finn Partners, acquired Widmeyer Communications

synopsis: Finn Partners announced the acquisition of Widmeyer Communications. The foundation of Widmeyer Communications has been anchored around public policy issues in the fields of education, health care, the economy, workforce development and energy. Widmeyer is widely recognized as America's leading firm in the highly coveted education space.
buyer parent: Ruder Finn, Inc.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners specializes in the full spectrum of public relations services, including digital and social media. Their specialty areas include technology, consumer, travel/economic development, global issues, arts, health and public and corporate affairs. "
target: Widmeyer Communications
Widmeyer Communications is an independent public relations agency. With offices in Washington and New York, Widmeyer is widely recognized as America's leading firm in the highly coveted education space.
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closed 1/23/2013 via PR Newswire

Finn Partners, acquired Healy & Schulte

synopsis: Finn Partners announced that it has acquired the business of Healy & Schulte, Inc., a Chicago-based marketing and public relations firm founded in 1990 as Healy Communications, Inc., for the Finn Partners' Chicago office.
buyer parent: Ruder Finn, Inc.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners specializes in the full spectrum of public relations services, including digital and social media. Their specialty areas include technology, consumer, travel/economic development, global issues, arts, health and public and corporate affairs. "
target: Healy & Schulte
Healy and Schulte is a Public Relations and Marketing firm. Their goal is to provide all clients with the vision, skills and savvy acquired through big-agency experience, combined with the pricing, attention to detail and agility of a much smaller firm.
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announced 12/11/2012 via PR Newswire

M. Silver Associates, Inc will be merged with Finn Partners,

synopsis: Finn Partners announced that M. Silver Associates, ranking as one of the country's leading independent tourism marketing specialty agencies, will join Finn Partners Travel and Economic Development practice as M. Silver – A Division of Finn Partners.
buyer parent: Ruder Finn, Inc.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners specializes in the full spectrum of public relations services, including digital and social media. Their specialty areas include technology, consumer, travel/economic development, global issues, arts, health and public and corporate affairs. "
target: M. Silver Associates, Inc
M. Silver Associates is one of the country's leading independent tourism marketing specialty agencies. M. Silver Associates, Inc. offers consumer marketing public relations services. It is ranked among the country's top independently owned public relations firms.
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closed 4/7/2011 via PR Newswire

Ruder Finn, Inc., acquired The Rogers Group

synopsis: Ruder Finn announced the acquisition of The Rogers Group, one of the leading public relations and public affairs firms in Los Angeles. The Rogers Group will merge with Ruder Finn's west coast group, which includes offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The merger will significantly expand Ruder Finn's footprint on the West Coast.
buyer: Ruder Finn, Inc.
Ruder Finn, Inc. is a leading communications, counseling and services agency with more than 65 years' experience. The Agency is organized around four strategic pillars that reflect its key areas of leadership: Health & Wellness, Corporate & Public Trust, Global Connectivity, and Life & Style. "
target: The Rogers Group
The Rogers Group is one of the leading public relations and public affairs firms in the U.S., and one of the largest headquartered in Los Angeles. The company's diverse roster of clients includes major corporations, government agencies and non-profit organizations located throughout the country.
price ($mm)
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$5
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0.0x
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closed 2/3/2011 via PR Newswire

Ruder Finn, Inc., acquired Thunder Communications Shanghai Ltd.

synopsis: Ruder Finn, a leading communications, counseling and services agency, has announced the acquisition of China event management, brand and marketing consultancy, Thunder Communications. Thunder Communications is one of the longest-standing PR practitioners in Shanghai.
buyer: Ruder Finn, Inc.
Ruder Finn, Inc. is a leading communications, counseling and services agency with more than 65 years' experience. The Agency is organized around four strategic pillars that reflect its key areas of leadership: Health & Wellness, Corporate & Public Trust, Global Connectivity, and Life & Style. "
target: Thunder Communications Shanghai Ltd.
Thunder Communications is an event management, brand and marketing consultancy in China. Thunder Communications is one of the longest-standing PR practitioners in Shanghai and works with clients such as Volvo, Mercedes Benz, Bosch, and Delphi.
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closed 4/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Taylor Herring

synopsis: Taylor Herring, now joins Publicis’ UK Influence Practice, alongside the larger PR network MSL and ESG specialist Salter Baxter. Taylor Herring is an award-winning, PR, Social Media and Influencer creative agency that delivers solid business outcomes for its consumer brands through smart thinking, creativity and innovation.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$13,011.70)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Taylor Herring
UK-based, Taylor Herring is an award-winning, PR, Social Media and Influencer creative agency that delivers solid business outcomes for its consumer brands through smart thinking, creativity and innovation.
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closed 3/1/2021 via BusinessWire

Kreps PR & Marketing merged with BrandStar,

synopsis: Kreps PR & Marketing has merged with BrandStar, an integrated production and marketing agency. Kreps PR is a full-service public relations firm. Kreps PR offers public relations, social media, marketing, event and activation, and crisis management services to clients in multiple industries.
buyer: BrandStar
BrandStar is an integrated production and marketing agency. BrandStar combines creative storytelling, marketing strategy, results-driven media, technology innovation, and television production to help brands grow. They offer services for branded entertainment, marketing, production, and more. "
target: Kreps PR & Marketing
Kreps PR & Marketing is a full-service public relations firm. Kreps PR offers public relations, social media, marketing, event and activation, and crisis management services to clients in multiple industries. They deliver measurable communications programs that build brand value.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Wire Media Limited merged with John Doe,

synopsis: Wire has merged with John Doe, a UK-based creative agency. Wire is a creative marketing and PR agency in the UK. Wire helps their clients to achieve their business goals, improve brand awareness, and drive exceptional engagement. They offer PR, experiential, digital marketing, and design services.
buyer: John Doe
John Doe is a UK-based creative agency. John Doe builds brands recognised for who they are and why they matter. They help brands to communicate their reason for being across channels and across the country. Their services include PR, advertising, digital, content, and experiential. "
target: Wire Media Limited
Wire is a creative marketing and PR agency in the UK. Wire helps their clients to achieve their business goals, improve brand awareness, and drive exceptional engagement. They offer PR, experiential, digital marketing, and design services.
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closed 1/29/2021 via PR Newswire

JConnelly, acquired AdvisorPR

synopsis: JConnelly, a communications agency serving clients worldwide, has acquired AdvisorPR, a boutique public relations and marketing company that specializes in working with wealth management firms. With the acquisition, AdvisorPR will operate as a division within JConnelly's financial practice group.
buyer: JConnelly
JConnelly is a pioneer in the evolution of how companies and individuals communicate, connect and engage. The company helps build, grow, and protect premier brands, mitigate and manage crises, and influence change. "
target: AdvisorPR
AdvisorPR is a branding, marketing and public relations firm dedicated to providing turnkey marketing communications solutions exclusively to financial professionals. Through a diverse array of PR solutions, including packaged, turnkey PR programs, it helps clients grow their businesses.
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closed 1/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

Low Earth Orbit merged with MediaMonks B.V.,

synopsis: Low Earth Orbit (L.E.O.) has merged with MediaMonks, a global creative production partner. L.E.O. is a digital-first marketing consultancy focused on building meaningful relationships between brands and consumers. The agency has expertise in advertising, social media, influencer marketing, paid media, public relations, and brand reputation.
buyer parent: S4 Capital LLC
buyer: MediaMonks B.V.
MediaMonks, based in the Netherlands, is a global production company that works with clients across industries to craft amazing work for leading businesses and brands. Its production capabilities span the entire creative spectrum, covering anything one could possibly want from a partner and more. "
target: Low Earth Orbit
Low Earth Orbit (L.E.O.) is a digital-first marketing consultancy. L.E.O. is focused on building meaningful relationships between brands and consumers. The agency has expertise in advertising, digital and social media, influencer marketing, paid media, public relations, and brand reputation.
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closed 1/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

Allison+Partners, acquired Sommerfield Communications Inc.

synopsis: Allison+Partners has acquired Sommerfield Communications, expanding its financial communications and thought leadership capabilities. Sommerfield Communications is a full-service corporate communications and public relations agency with a 20-year track record.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Allison+Partners
Allison+Partners is a fast-growing global communications firm, where daring creativity leads the way. Their ability to harness creativity to move communications from awareness generator to performance driver is unmatched. "
target: Sommerfield Communications Inc.
Sommerfield Communications is a New York boutique shop that specializes in corporate communications. Sommerfield Communications is a full-service corporate communications and public relations agency with a 20-year track record.
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closed 1/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Mortierbrigade merged with Onlyhumans,

synopsis: Mortierbrigade has merged with Onlyhumans, a creative branding and communications agency in Belgium. Mortierbrigade is an independent creative agency in Belgium. The agency has expertise in brand strategy, digital design, multichannel campaigns, social strategy, and influencer & PR management.
buyer parent: Vectis Private Equity
buyer: Onlyhumans
Onlyhumans is a creative branding and communications agency in Belgium. Onlyhumans helps brands and organisations to create a more human and relatable identity. They offer services for branding, creative campaigns, content marketing, SEO, social media marketing, and more. "
target: Mortierbrigade
Mortierbrigade is an independent creative agency in Belgium. Mortierbrigade brings brands to life through creative and impactful campaigns. The agency has expertise in brand strategy, digital design, multichannel campaigns, social strategy, and influencer & PR management.
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closed 11/18/2020 via Company Press Release

LLYC, acquired Factor C Comunicaciones

synopsis: LLYC announced its purchase of a 90% stake in Factor C Comunicaciones in Chile. With this operation, it will double its size in the Chilean market where it has been operating via an in-house team since 2014. The services brought by Factor C to the market include strategic communications, public affairs, crisis management, and more.
buyer: LLYC
Llorente & Cuenca (LLYC) is the leading communications, reputation management and public affairs consultancy firm with a presence in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. It has twenty three partners and more than 480 professionals. It currently operates in 13 countries through 16 offices. "
target: Factor C Comunicaciones
Set up in 2008, Factor C Comunicaciones is a strategy and public affairs communications agency focused on providing its commercial, corporate and institutional clients with a broad range of consultancy solutions capable of helping them enhance their leadership and reputation.
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closed 10/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Proches, acquired BMRP

synopsis: Proches, a PR and influencer marketing agency in France, has acquired BMRP, an independent marketing agency in France that specializes in PR, social media and influencer marketing. BMRP helps their clients to expand their brand's exposure and reputation. They offer traditional and digital PR, influencer, social media and content marketing services.
buyer parent: Insign Communications
buyer: Proches
Proches is a PR and influencer marketing agency in France. Proches works with their clients to help them identify media and influencers, anticipate media opportunities, mange relations with journalists, and win over their target audience. "
target: BMRP
BMRP is an independent marketing agency in France that specializes in PR, social media and influencer marketing. BMRP helps their clients to expand their brand's exposure and reputation. They offer traditional and digital PR, influencer, social media and content marketing services.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hero Corporation Pty Ltd, acquired B.B.E

synopsis: Hero, a marketing agency holding group in Australia, has acquired B.B.E, an Australian marketing agency. B.B.E works with startups and corporates to drive growth through creative technology. They offer strategic consultancy, digital marketing, PR, advertising, and video production services.
buyer: Hero Corporation Pty Ltd
Hero is a marketing agency holding group in Australia. The group is owned by Ben Lilley, an Australian creative entrepreneur and private investor. Hero's network of agencies is comprised of McCann Australia, The Red Republic, SMART, Red Engine SCC and JSA Creative. "
target: B.B.E
B.B.E is an Australian marketing agency. B.B.E works with startups and corporates to drive growth through creative technology. They offer strategic consultancy, digital marketing, PR, advertising, and video production services.
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closed 10/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Siobhan Molloy, purchased Ireland Business from Weber Shandwick Worldwide

synopsis: The Irish Managing Director, Siobhan Molloy, of public relations group Weber Shandwick has bought the business out of the ownership of multinational communications group Interpublic. Weber is a leading global communications network that delivers next-generation solutions to brands, businesses and organizations in major markets around the world.
buyer: Siobhan Molloy
Siobhan Molloy is the Managing Director of Weber Shandwick Ireland. Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications network that delivers next-generation solutions to brands, businesses and organizations in major markets around the world. "
seller parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
seller: Weber Shandwick Worldwide
Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications network that delivers next-generation solutions to brands, businesses and organizations in major markets around the world.
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closed 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Altar Group, acquired Ginger PR Ltd

synopsis: Dundee-based design and digital group ALTAR Group has acquired Ginger PR, a boutique PR agency in the UK. The acquisition of Ginger PR significantly enhances the ALTAR Group's content creation and marketing output and allows the company to offer the perfect mix of on and offline marketing activity.
buyer: Altar Group
UK-based ALTAR Group is a Marketing led suite of Design, Digital, Research, and Communications Consultancies. Comprising four specialist agencies, ALTAR takes a collaborative approach to every project brief and client relationship resulting in deliverables that generate tangible business results. "
target: Ginger PR Ltd
UK-based Ginger is a boutique PR agency with a proven track record at raising the profile of its clients. Ginger provides a variety of services for its clients, including media relations (press, online articles, radio interviews), graphic and web design, social media management, and copywriting.
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closed 8/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Power Digital Marketing, acquired Covet Public Relations Inc.

synopsis: Power Digital announced its partnership with Covet Public Relations, Inc. (“Covet PR”), a national public relations firm specializing in consumer brands across food, beverage, beauty and wellness. Power Digital’s acquisition of Covet PR welcomes a new breed of storytelling to media relations and cross-channel marketing.
buyer parent: Periscope Equity
buyer: Power Digital Marketing
Power Digital is nationally acclaimed for its robust service offerings, proprietary technology and progressive approach to culture and team building. The company has been featured annually for the past three years in Inc.’s 5000 fastest-growing, privately-held companies in the U.S. "
target: Covet Public Relations Inc.
Covet PR is a national public relations firm devoted to food, beverage, beauty and lifestyle brands in the consumer space. They work with companies that are pushing boundaries, setting new standards and innovating the wellness industry.
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closed 7/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

P4 Group Pty Ltd, acquired Ruby Communications Pty Ltd

synopsis: P4 Group has acquired Ruby Communications, bolstering the company's service offering across public relations, digital, creative, marketing, communications and stakeholder engagements. The two firms are Queensland's award-winning communications consultancies.
buyer: P4 Group Pty Ltd
With offices in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, the dynamic marketing and communications powerhouse bolsters P4 Group’s service offering across public relations, digital, creative, marketing, communications and stakeholder engagement. "
target: Ruby Communications Pty Ltd
In a world that is dominated by content, brands can only achieve influence by engaging audiences in a more powerful way. Ruby Communications believes in making an impact. The specialists at their company believe in creativity, planning, collaboration and insight-led ideas.
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closed 5/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Bignon De Keyser Paris, acquired Eliott & Markus

synopsis: Bignon De Keyser France, a strategy consulting firm dedicated to the legal professions, has acquired Eliott & Markus, specializing in influence and brand consulting for consulting firms. The objective of the operation is to strengthen the synergies between two historic players in the French legal market.
buyer: Bignon De Keyser Paris
Bignon De Keyser is dedicated to helping players in the legal industry achieve lasting success. They do this by helping them to envisage the future, improve their organization. Allowing them thereby to respond to their clients’ needs and to anticipate trends. "
target: Eliott & Markus
From brand enhancement to enhancement of expertise, Eliott & Markus has structured integrated and agile support, at the crossroads of influence and branding. It offers the most complete marketing and communication skills platform on the French market.
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closed 4/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gen-G, acquired Gootenberg SAS

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

The Dalton Agency merged with The Bradford Group,

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

Horizon Group of North America, acquired Cronin

synopsis: Southport marketing agency Horizon Group of North America has acquired Glastonbury digital-marketing firm Cronin and its visual content production company, Off Leash Studios. The three firms have combined to create a new organization called Cronin Group Holdings, but each will continue operating under their current names.
buyer: Horizon Group of North America
Horizon Group of North America is an insight-driven consumer and retail transformation expert. Horizon Group has successfully grown brands, started and scaled companies, led change, developed innovation, built business development partnerships, and optimized communications. "
target: Cronin
Based in Glastonbury, Cronin is a digitally driven, results-focused marketing agency. The agency’s capabilities include strategy and analytics; advertising; content development; media planning, buying and optimization; digital services; public relations; social media; direct marketing; and research.
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closed 3/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

Nerio Communications merged with CRE8IVE,

synopsis: Nerio Communications has merged with CRE8IVE, a leading creative agency in Australia. Nerio Communications is a strategic marketing agency in Australia. Nerio helps businesses to establish meaningful relationships with their audience. Their capabilities include marketing and communications strategy, digital, media planning, events, PR, and more.
buyer: CRE8IVE
CRE8IVE is a leading creative agency in Australia. CRE8IVE specializes in branding, campaign development and the development of websites. CRE8IVE utilizes clever strategy, considered design and innovative technologies to help businesses tell compelling stories to reach their audience. "
target: Nerio Communications
Nerio Communications is a strategic marketing agency in Australia. Nerio helps businesses to establish meaningful and long-term relationships with their audience. Their capabilities include marketing and communications strategy, digital, media planning, events, PR, content creation, and more.
price ($mm)
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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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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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Ticker: TSE:2433
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Group companies are committed to providing optimized solutions for advertisers, media companies and content holders in Japan and internationally. The company provides planning, production, marketing, public relations, and other services related to advertising in various media.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$12,689.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$491.78
EBIT ($mm)
$351.82
Net Income ($mm)
$208.98
Employees
23939
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Ticker: SZSE:300058
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus is one of the most recognized communications services groups originating in China. They provide a wide spectrum of marketing and brand management services across disciplines of Strategy, Digital, Advertising, Media, Social, PR, Design, Branding, CRM, Data, E-Commerce and Mobile solutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
$102.91
Net Income ($mm)
$75.66
Employees
5445
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Ticker: SZSE:300071
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Group, a Chinese A-shares listed public company, is one of the biggest digital IMC groups in China. With a clear strategy of "Big Data, Big Content", Spearhead keeps on expanding its specialty and strengthening its competency through 5 main business units.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$477.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.48
EBIT ($mm)
$31.51
Net Income ($mm)
$18.83
Employees
1247
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Ticker: AIM:NFC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next 15
Next 15
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$444.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$46.65
EBIT ($mm)
$18.80
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2183
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Ticker: PUS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Public Systeme Hopscotch
Public Systeme Hopscotch
Public Systeme Hopscotch is a communications consultant group, and the French leader in public relations, event, digital and social web, in France and around the globe.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$183.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.24
EBIT ($mm)
$2.13
Net Income ($mm)
$0.14
Employees
462
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Ticker: ENXTPA:HOP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hopscotch Global PR Group
Hopscotch Global PR Group
Hopscotch is a Paris-based communication consulting group that creates sustainable relationships between audiences and brands. Hopscotch specializes in PR, event marketing, and digital marketing. Hopscotch helps brands manage their reputation, engage their audiences, and generate more sales.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$164.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.56
EBIT ($mm)
$3.74
Net Income ($mm)
$3.30
Employees
313
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Ticker: TSE:6058
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vector Inc.
Vector Inc. is a group of marketing companies focusing on public relations. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$102.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.98
EBIT ($mm)
$16.29
Net Income ($mm)
$8.34
Employees
385
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Ticker: AIM:SECG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SEC Newgate S.p.A
SEC Newgate S.p.A
SEC Newgate, based London, is a research-driven global strategic communications and advocacy group. Its team works at the nexus of business, politics, communities, markets and media to deliver positive outcomes, helping clients clearly demonstrate their purpose, impact locally, all around the world.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$78.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.03
EBIT ($mm)
$4.70
Net Income ($mm)
$0.30
Employees
592
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Ticker: PTCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Porta Communications plc
Porta Communications plc
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).
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$50.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.84
EBIT ($mm)
($0.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
146
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Ticker: AIM:SECG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SEC Spa
SEC Spa
SEC Spa is an Italian public relations company based in Milan, Italy. They specialize in public relations, advocacy and integral communications.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$23.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.06
EBIT ($mm)
$0.86
Net Income ($mm)
$0.20
Employees
226
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Ticker: FR:ALSEQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Makheia Group
Makheia Group
Makheia Group is a communication company in France. Makheia helps brands to boost their relations with the public, customers, employees, and shareholders. Markheia is focused on innovation/digital strategies, corporate mediation/editorial strategies, and business and relational activation.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$20.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.06
EBIT ($mm)
($0.33)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
140
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Ticker: WSE:YOU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Your Image S.A.
Your Image S.A.
Your Image is an innovative combination of a PR agency, marketing agency, interactive and advertising studies. It creates a company offering comprehensive services to its customers.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.09
EBIT ($mm)
$0.06
Net Income ($mm)
$0.07
Employees
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Ticker: CPSE:BORD B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F.E. Bording A/S
F.E. Bording A/S
F. E. Bording A/S is a holding company with a strong position in Scandinavia. The Bording Group is the leading supplier of Marketing Communication Services in Scandinavia, helping customers create business through communication and interaction.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$94.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.22
EBIT ($mm)
$5.04
Net Income ($mm)
$3.83
Employees
304
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Ticker: OMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, public relations and other specialty communications services.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$13,171.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,956.40
EBIT ($mm)
$1,733.80
Net Income ($mm)
$945.40
Employees
64100
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Ticker: SWX:DKSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,600.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$282.63
EBIT ($mm)
$240.86
Net Income ($mm)
$232.55
Employees
32996
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