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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Market Making

synopsis: Next 15, a communications business in London, has acquired Market Making, Europe's fastest growing social ad company, delivering impressive ROI to world leading brands. Market Making builds and creates real time audience segments and insights, automatically matching the right creative with the right audience.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Market Making
Market Making is Europe's fastest growing social ad company, delivering impressive ROI to world leading brands. Their superior patent ad technology, the ATOM, builds and creates real time audience segments and insights, automatically matching the right creative with the right audience.
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closed 6/7/2021 via PR Newswire

Specialty Print Communications, Inc., acquired FuelPop Marketing

synopsis: Specialty Print Communications, Inc (SPC), an independently owned direct mail and digital solutions provider, has acquired FuelPop Marketing, LLC, a marketing company that provides hyper-personalized solutions to supercharge sales. FuelPop offers services for direct mail, nurture emails, websites, paid social, and more.
buyer: Specialty Print Communications, Inc.
Specialty Print Communications (SPC) is an independently owned direct mail and digital solutions provider. SPC aims to help companies of all sizes grow sales and build lasting customer relationships. They offer services for direct mail, loyalty kits, card issuance, hybrid print production, and more."
target: FuelPop Marketing
FuelPop Marketing is a marketing company that provides hyper-personalized solutions to supercharge sales. FuelPop uses leading-edge advertising technology to help their clients drive incremental sales. They offer services for direct mail, nurture emails, websites, paid social, and more.
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announced 4/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

LINK Mobility AS, will acquire MarketingPlatform

synopsis: LINK Mobility Group Holding ASA, Europe’s leading provider of mobile messaging and mobile services, will acquire MarketingPlatform, an omnichannel marketing platform in Denmark. MarketingPlatform helps thousands of companies with their email marketing and marketing automation needs. Their platform covers email, SMS, web & app, and social media.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$424.51)
Headquartered in Norway, LINK Mobility Group AS is Europe’s leading provider within mobile communications, specializing in messaging, digital services and data intelligence. The Group offers a wide range of innovative and scalable solutions across industries and sectors. "
target: MarketingPlatform
MarketingPlatform is a leading omnichannel marketing platform in Denmark. MarketingPlatform helps thousands of companies across Europe with their email marketing and marketing automation needs. Their omnichannel marketing platform covers email, SMS, web & app, and social media.
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$15
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closed 3/31/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Requiti Capital Ltd., acquired Pinmo

synopsis: Requiti, a Canadian firm that specializes in helping Canadian businesses navigate the complex world of Canadian business tax incentives, has acquired fintech company Pinmo. Pinmo, based in Canada, offers tax credit solutions to its clients. Pinmo began initially as a tech startup specializing in social media monetization.
buyer: Requiti Capital Ltd.
Founded in 2014, Requiti Capital seeks to fix the knowledge gap for small to medium businesses by using solutions usually reserved for larger private corporations. They also specialize in technical strategic planning and capital investments that can help businesses remain competitive. "
target: Pinmo
Pinmo, based in Canada, offers tax credit solutions to its clients. Pinmo helps clients get more money back from the government and helps them regain time to run their business. Pinmo began initially as a tech startup specializing in social media monetization and advertising technologies.
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$10
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closed 3/10/2021 via BusinessWire

Traject, acquired Sendible

synopsis: Traject, a suite of innovative digital marketing tools backed by ASG, has acquired Sendible, a market-leading social media management platform that empowers agencies and marketers to collaborate and manage multiple brands easily so they can dedicate more time to creating authentic stories and building stronger brands.
buyer: Traject
Traject is a marketing technology company that exists to help digital agencies, brands, and marketers grow. Combining eight industry-leading brands that serve hundreds of thousands of users, the Traject suite provides tools to increase their customers’ visibility online across all channels. "
target: Sendible
Sendible, based in the UK, is a leading social media management platform built to give brands a voice on social media. Sendible allows agencies to manage clients and social profiles at scale, across multiple platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter from one easy location.
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closed 2/11/2021 via PR Newswire

ActiveProspect, Inc., acquired LeadsBridge

synopsis: ActiveProspect, the SaaS platform for consent-based marketing, announces the acquisition of LeadsBridge, the leading provider of integration software between major ad platforms like Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn and their clients' CRMs.
buyer: ActiveProspect, Inc.
ActiveProspect is an Austin-based SaaS platform on a mission to make consent-based marketing the best method for customer acquisition. Their comprehensive product suite empowers companies across industries to take real-time action on their leads, and more. "
target: LeadsBridge
Founded in 2015, LeadsBridge is the leading provider of integration software between major ad platforms (like Facebook, Google, LinkedIn) and CRMs. LeadsBridge connects over 400 tools with the most popular advertising platforms and lead generation sources, including tailor-made integrations.
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closed 1/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Built Environment Communications Group Limited, acquired CrowdControlHQ

synopsis: Built Environment Communications Group (BECG), a sector specialist communications consultancy for the built environment, has acquired CrowdControlHQ, a social media management platform in the UK. CrowdControlHQ's platform enables companies to create exciting content and deliver social media experiences that enhance their brand.
buyer: Built Environment Communications Group Limited
Built Environment Communications Group (BECG) is a sector specialist communications consultancy for the built environment. Across nine UK-wide offices, they provide private and public sector clients with expert counsel and communications services. "
target: CrowdControlHQ
CrowdControlHQ is a social media management platform in the UK. CrowdControlHQ helps brands to engage their audience, manage their activities, and analyse their performance. Their platform enables companies to create exciting content and deliver social media experiences that enhance their brand.
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closed 12/16/2020 via BusinessWire

Traject, acquired Planoly

synopsis: Traject, a suite of innovative digital marketing tools backed by ASG, has acquired PLANOLY, a social marketing platform that allows users to visually plan, schedule and measure performance across Instagram, Pinterest, as well as cross-post to Facebook and Twitter.
buyer: Traject
Traject is a marketing technology company that exists to help digital agencies, brands, and marketers grow. Combining eight industry-leading brands that serve hundreds of thousands of users, the Traject suite provides tools to increase their customers’ visibility online across all channels. "
target: Planoly
PLANOLY is the industry-leading social marketing platform trusted by over 5 million users to visually plan, schedule and measure performance across Instagram and Pinterest. PLANOLY is beautifully crafted to be simple, clean and easy to use.
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closed 9/29/2020 via BusinessWire

Social Native, acquired Olapic

synopsis: Social Native, a marketplace technology company that empowers marketers to source and optimize visual content to improve brand awareness and performance, announced the acquisition of Olapic, a leading user-generated, influencer, and short-form video content platform for hundreds of brands worldwide.
buyer: Social Native
Social Native is a marketplace technology company that empowers marketers to source and optimize visual content to improve brand awareness and performance. "
target parent: HGGC, LLC
target: Olapic
Olapic is the leading visual marketing platform for the curation, activation, and analysis of Earned Content. Olapic works with hundreds of global brands to amplify marketing and e-commerce channels with images and videos from real people, creating more personalized and powerful brand experiences.
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closed 11/22/2019 via Company Press Release

SharpSpring, acquired Perfect Audience

synopsis: SharpSpring, Inc., a leading cloud-based marketing automation platform for digital marketing agencies, has acquired Perfect Audience, a digital advertising and social retargeting platform, from Marin Software. The acquisition introduces an entirely new suite of tools and revenue stream for SharpSpring agency partners.
buyer: SharpSpring (SHSP:$30.22)
SharpSpring, Inc. is a rapidly growing, highly-rated global provider of affordable marketing automation delivered via a cloud-based SaaS platform. Thousands of businesses globally rely on SharpSpring to generate leads, improve conversions to sales, and drive higher returns on marketing investments. "
target parent: Marin Software
target: Perfect Audience
Perfect Audience is a digital advertising and social retargeting platform. The Perfect Audience cloud-based platform enables multi-channel retargeting to known leads, plus targeted advertising to new prospects via lookalike audience functionality.
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$4.60
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closed 10/24/2019 via PR Newswire

Falcon.io, acquired Unmetric

synopsis: Falcon.io, a Danish company that offers an integrated SaaS platform for social media listening, engaging, publishing, measuring and managing customer data, has acquired Unmetric, a company that helps brands and agencies get better engagement, more certainty, and faster reporting on their social media efforts.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Falcon.io
Headquartered in Denmark, Falcon.io offers an integrated SaaS platform for social media listening, engaging, publishing, measuring and managing customer data. It enables their clients to explore the full potential of digital marketing by managing multiple customer touchpoints from one platform. "
target: Unmetric
Unmetric helps brands and agencies get better engagement, more certainty, and faster reporting on their social media efforts. Their enterprise platform enables marketers to research, plan and optimize branded social content, and analysts to report on learnings to create more engaging content.
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closed 7/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Cheetah Digital, acquired Wayin

synopsis: Cheetah Digital, an independent enterprise cross-channel marketing software company, has acquired Wayin, a leader in zero-party data collection and activation. Wayin helps non-technical marketers to quickly create interactive experiences that collect the data, insights, and permissions needed to activate personalized and permission-based marketing.
buyer parent: Vector Capital
buyer: Cheetah Digital
Cheetah Digital is an independent enterprise cross-channel marketing technology company. Cheetah Digital provides technology and in-house professional services that marketers require to manage data they possess and to deliver on the complex channel execution to create lasting customer relationships."
target: Wayin
Wayin allows non-technical business users to create engaging, interactive marketing experiences that collect zero-party data. Marketers can select from various interactive marketing experiences and data capture mechanics that offer a value exchange with consumers in return for zero-party data.
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Retriever, acquired RelationDesk

synopsis: RelationDesk, a Swedish company that provides a platform for managing users social media marketing, has been acquired by Retriever, a Swedish company that listens to, monitors, measures and analyzes the world of media, breaking down complex data into clear information for clients.
buyer parent: TT News Agency
buyer: Retriever
Headquartered in Sweden, Retriever listens to, monitors, measures and analyzes the world of media, breaking down complex data into clear information for clients. Their analysts are passionate about delivering the absolute best insights into media monitoring, media analysis and business information. "
target: RelationDesk
RelationDesk is a Swedish company that makes clients’ social media marketing more effective. Their platform allows users to publish posts, engage their followers, and measure the engagement all in one place.
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closed 5/15/2019 via Company Press Release

Brand Networks, acquired Clickable, Inc.

synopsis: Brand Networks, the innovative technology provider and media solutions partner to the world’s biggest walled gardens, announced the acquisition of Clickable, a platform for marketers that simplifies complex data into meaningful metrics and customer insights. The acquisition will form a new holding company, Azalea Commerce.
buyer: Brand Networks
Brand Networks delivers award-winning social media advertising software and services to hundreds of enterprise customers. They use personalization data and powerful automation technologies to help marketers optimize their media investments across the social web. "
target parent: LookSmart Ltd.
target: Clickable, Inc.
Clickable makes marketers thrive by delivering powerful intelligence for social and search advertising. With Clickable, marketers simplify complex data into meaningful metrics and customer insights, and can prove ROI while making more profitable advertising decisions.
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closed 1/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Force24, acquired SoAmpli

synopsis: Force24, a leading marketing automation company, has acquired SoAmpli, a digital marketing agency that combines human and artificial intelligence to provide the best content for sales teams to share on social media, connecting them with relevant prospects.
buyer: Force24
Based in the Uk, Force24 is a leading marketing automation company. They are a team of lead nurturing and creative experts that employ their proprietary automation platform to deliver results driven cross channel campaigns. "
target: SoAmpli
Based in the UK, SoAmpli is a digital marketing agency that combines human and artificial intelligence to provide the best content for sales teams to share on social media, connecting them with relevant prospects.
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announced 1/9/2019 via BusinessWire

IZEA, Inc., will acquire FLUVIP

synopsis: IZEA, operator of IZEAx, the premier online marketplace connecting brands and publishers with influential content creators, has entered into a non-binding LOI to acquire all outstanding shares of FLUVIP, a company that provides influencer marketing solutions to brands and agencies throughout Latin America and in the U.S. Hispanic Market.
buyer: IZEA, Inc. (IZEA:$20.60)
IZEA operates IZEAx, the premier online marketplace that connects marketers with content creators. IZEAx automates influencer marketing and custom content development, allowing brands and agencies to scale their marketing programs. "
target: FLUVIP
FLUVIP provides influencer marketing and custom content solutions to brands and agencies throughout Latin America and in the U.S. Hispanic Market. The company is headquartered in Bogotá, Colombia, with subsidiary operations in Brazil, Mexico, Peru, and Argentina.
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closed 1/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Cision AB, acquired Falcon.io

synopsis: Cision announced it has acquired Falcon.io, a leading social media company with offices in New York, Copenhagen, Sofia, Berlin, Melbourne and Budapest. Falcon.io provides brands with insights into their global content strategy and the management of comprehensive social media marketing programs.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. "
target: Falcon.io
Falcon.io offers an integrated SaaS platform for social media listening, engaging, publishing, measuring, advertising and managing customer data. The company enables their clients to explore the full potential of digital marketing by managing multiple customer touchpoints from one platform.
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$126
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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

filestack, acquired TINT

synopsis: San Antonio-based technology company Filestack Inc. has acquired TINT, a San Francisco-based social media marketing platform provider. TINT’s software platform empowers B2C marketers find, curate, and display their most effective customer generated content from social media.
buyer parent: Scaleworks Associates
buyer: filestack
Filestack helps 100,000 apps access, personalize and embed end user content, all in one API. Filestack handles all steps in a company's file journey while providing custom built machine learning models and enhanced upload reliability to deliver the ultimate content experience. "
target: TINT
TINT’s software platform empowers B2C marketers find, curate, and display their most effective customer generated content from social media onto their websites, digital screens, emails, social ads, and jumbotrons.
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announced 9/5/2018 via PR Newswire

Spredfast will be merged with Lithium Technologies, Inc.,

synopsis: Lithium Technologies and Spredfast, two leaders in digital customer engagement, announced an agreement to merge. The combination of Lithium and Spredfast creates the industry's most comprehensive customer engagement platform, transforming how companies connect with customers to earn trust, drive brand loyalty and grow their businesses.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Lithium Technologies, Inc.
Lithium Technologies, Inc. is the market leader in cloud-based social media management and online community solutions. Lithium delivers awesome digital customer experiences at scale for the world's biggest brands including Airbnb, AT&T and Sephora. "
target: Spredfast
Spredfast is transforming the way companies connect with consumers. Spredfast’s smart social software enables companies to build lasting relationships with today’s digitally connected consumer.
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announced 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, will acquire Main Street Hub

synopsis: GoDaddy, the largest internet domain registrar in the world, is to acquire Main Street Hub, the marketing platform for local businesses. Utilizing their proprietary technology, they integrate social media, customer reviews, and email marketing to help local businesses get more customers and keep them coming back.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,139.30)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With more than 63 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Main Street Hub
Main Street Hub is the marketing platform for local businesses. Utilizing their proprietary technology, they integrate social media, customer reviews, and email marketing to help local businesses get more customers and keep them coming back, while saving them valuable time.
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$125
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Market Making

synopsis: Next 15, a communications business in London, has acquired Market Making, Europe's fastest growing social ad company, delivering impressive ROI to world leading brands. Market Making builds and creates real time audience segments and insights, automatically matching the right creative with the right audience.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Market Making
Market Making is Europe's fastest growing social ad company, delivering impressive ROI to world leading brands. Their superior patent ad technology, the ATOM, builds and creates real time audience segments and insights, automatically matching the right creative with the right audience.
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closed 4/9/2021 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Shopper Media Group Ltd

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc (Next 15), a communications business in London, has acquired Shopper Media Group Ltd (SMG), a group of companies in the UK that specialise in commerce marketing activation. SMG builds shopper marketing campaigns that connects retailers with shoppers at the point of purchase both online and in-store.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Shopper Media Group Ltd
Shopper Media Group (SMG) is a group of companies in the UK that specialise in commerce marketing activation. SMG connects retailers with shoppers at the point of purchase both online and in-store. The group builds successful shopper marketing campaigns for some of the UK's biggest retailers.
price ($mm)
$22
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$12
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closed 11/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Archetype Agency Limited, acquired Marlin PR Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen’s Archetype has acquired London independent technology agency Marlin PR. Marlin PR is a London PR and communications agency for innovative technologies and visionaries. Marlin PR works with some of the most forward-thinking and innovative tech companies on this planet.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Archetype Agency Limited
Archetype is a global communications agency dedicated to combining deep industry insight with analyst, social media and traditional media reach. They specialize in the branding and digital marketing. They are based in San Francisco, with locations all over the world. "
target: Marlin PR Limited
Marlin PR is a London PR and communications agency for innovative technologies and visionaries. Marlin PR works with some of the most forward-thinking and innovative tech companies on this planet.
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announced 7/22/2020 via BusinessWire

Next 15, will acquire Conversion Rate Experts

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc, a communications business in London, will acquire Conversion Rate Experts (CRE). CRE is the world’s leading agency for conversion rate optimization (CRO)—a term that they coined in 2007. CRE builds amazingly effective webpages and are highly regarded by many of the web’s most sophisticated companies.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Conversion Rate Experts
Conversion Rate Experts (CRE) is the world’s leading agency for conversion rate optimization (CRO)—a term that they coined in 2007. CRE builds amazingly effective webpages and are highly regarded by many of the web’s most sophisticated companies.
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closed 2/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Savanta, acquired Future Thinking

synopsis: Savanta has acquired the UK division of Future Thinking, a global data driven intelligence company that combines research with data science to produce actionable insight for clients, including Unilever, British Gas and LEGO.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Savanta
Based in London, Savanta's offerings include: data collection and analysis – with access to 100m respondents through its proprietary technology platform; bespoke research and consulting – consisting of tailored tools structured in industry and methodology practices; and intelligence products. "
target: Future Thinking
Future Thinking is a leading market research and data analytics company, renowned for helping clients maximize sales, revenue and profit, through a combination of qualitative and quantitative research; often analysed through the lens of data science and behavioral economics.
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closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Story Worldwide LLC, acquired VonShine Industries

synopsis: Story Worldwide, a digital-first, content-focused advertising agency, has acquired VonShine Industries, a community focused, digital media agency. VonShine helps brands shape consumer conversation and the consumer-driven brand building process. VonShine provides services for social media, influencer marketing, digital PR, and more.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Story Worldwide LLC
Story Worldwide is a digital-first, content-focused advertising agency. Story uses established storytelling techniques and talent to solve advertising and communication challenges. The agency focuses on creating engaging content that people want to share. "
target: VonShine Industries
VonShine Industries is a community focused, digital media agency. VonShine helps brands shape consumer conversation and the consumer-driven brand building process. VonShine provides services for social media, influencer marketing, digital PR, celebrity endorsement, product placement, and more.
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closed 10/1/2019 via BusinessWire

M Booth, purchased US Division from Health Unlimited

synopsis: Next15 has acquired US division of Health Unlimited, a leading global health consultancy and communications agency advancing landmark developments in some of the most complex and challenging areas in health. Health Unlimited will be rebranded as M Booth Health and operate as a separate agency reporting to M Booth CEO Dale Bornstein.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: M Booth
M Booth is an agency that is known for award-winning integrated marketing programs that engage stakeholders through digital, social, earned media, and experiential channels. M Booth is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Next Fifteen Communications Group. "
seller parent: Dbay Advisors
seller: Health Unlimited
Health Unlimited US Division, rebranded M Booth Health, is a 25-year-old NY-based global health consultancy and communications agency built by specialists with a legacy of advancing landmark developments in global health and medicine.
price ($mm)
$28
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$17
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closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Savanta, acquired Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc.

synopsis: Savanta, the global intelligence business, has acquired Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc. (HSR Associates), the New Jersey-based marketing research consultancy. Founded in 1975, HSR Associates has a reputation as one of the premier boutique research agencies, providing custom strategic research services to corporations across the US.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Savanta
Based in London, Savanta's offerings include: data collection and analysis – with access to 100m respondents through its proprietary technology platform; bespoke research and consulting – consisting of tailored tools structured in industry and methodology practices; and intelligence products. "
target: Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc.
Founded in 1975, boutique research agency Hase/Schannen Research Associates (HSR Associates) offers custom strategic research services to corporations across a variety of industries in the US and abroad. HSR Associates is a full-service market research firm of just the right size.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Market Making

synopsis: Next 15, a communications business in London, has acquired Market Making, Europe's fastest growing social ad company, delivering impressive ROI to world leading brands. Market Making builds and creates real time audience segments and insights, automatically matching the right creative with the right audience.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Market Making
Market Making is Europe's fastest growing social ad company, delivering impressive ROI to world leading brands. Their superior patent ad technology, the ATOM, builds and creates real time audience segments and insights, automatically matching the right creative with the right audience.
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closed 5/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Archetype Agency Limited, acquired Rsquared

synopsis: Archetype, a global communications agency, has acquired San Francisco-based PR firm Rsquared Communication. Rsquared Communication, an award-winning boutique tech agency, is a communication partner to the industry’s leading software companies.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Archetype Agency Limited
Archetype is a global communications agency dedicated to combining deep industry insight with analyst, social media and traditional media reach. They specialize in the branding and digital marketing. They are based in San Francisco, with locations all over the world. "
target: Rsquared
Rsquared Communication, an award-winning boutique tech agency, is a communication partner to the industry’s leading software companies. The agency works with high-growth, venture-backed companies building products that shape the future and impact the day-to-day lives of millions of end users.
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closed 2/13/2019 via Company Description

Savanta, acquired Wealth-X Custom Research

synopsis: Savanta announced the acquisition of the research division of Wealth-X (formerly Ledbury Research). Based in Singapore, Wealth-X Custom Research leverages their database of the world’s wealthiest individuals, with their proprietary wealth models, to provide clients with bespoke data and insight to fuel strategic decision making.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Savanta
Based in London. Savanta's offerings include: data collection and analysis – with access to 100m respondents through its proprietary technology platform; bespoke research and consulting – consisting of tailored tools structured in industry and methodology practices; and intelligence products. "
target parent: Wealth-X
target: Wealth-X Custom Research
Based in Singapore, Wealth-X Custom Research leverages their database of the world’s wealthiest individuals, as well as their proprietary wealth models, to provide clients within the wealth management, financial, and luxury industries with bespoke data and insight to fuel strategic decision making.
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closed 1/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Planning-Inc Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications plc has announced the acquisition of predictive analytics and data marketing business Planning-Inc. It is a UK-based marketing, data and technology agency which will continue to operate as an independent brand as part of the Next Fifteen Network.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Planning-Inc Limited
UK-based Planning-Inc is a predictive analytics and data-marketing business. Planning-Inc designs and builds award-winning data platforms for the biggest, most respected brands around and make best-in-breed marketing happen.
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closed 11/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Activate Marketing Services, LLC

synopsis: Activate Marketing Services, a B2B demand generation company, has been sold to Next Fifteen Communications Group, a publicly traded digital media company that offers digital communications, public relations and investor relations services worldwide.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Activate Marketing Services, LLC
Activate Marketing Services provides content-powered demand-generation and marketing services for business technology marketers, based their team's expertise in developing buyer insights, high-performance content and lead-nurture campaigns.
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closed 7/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

VIGA, acquired Thinqonline

synopsis: Data collection specialist, VIGA, part of the Next15 Group, announced the acquisition of New York-based thinqonline, the software and solutions provider, delivering best-in-breed technologies. Thinqonline provides consulting across the project lifecycle to guarantee timely and cost-effective result.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: VIGA
Based in London, VIGA is a data collection agency launched by Next15 and led by former Research Now executive Lewis Reeves. They provide a sophisticated approach, smart tech and a vigorous injection of energy to the data collection world. "
target: Thinqonline
Based in New York, thinqonline is a value-added provider of software, services and solutions for market research agencies and enterprise insight programs.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Publitek Limited, acquired Technical Associates Group

synopsis: Publitek has acquired UK headquartered Technical Associates Group (TAG). TAG offers a similar specialist range of technical, B2B, integrated marketing communications services to those of Publitek plus an in-house graphic design capability.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Publitek Limited
Publitek is a B2B tech marketing agency working with over 120 clients around the world, many in highly technical markets. They deliver integrated marketing and PR campaigns based on well-crafted strategies, expert creative content, and cost-effective delivery using the best mix of channels. "
target: Technical Associates Group
Founded in 1983 Technical Associates Group (TAG) is a specialist communications agency offering a full spectrum of marketing, creative and public relations services. They are part of a global network with offices in London, Hamburg and Singapore and partner agencies in the US, China and Turkey.
price ($mm)
$2.95
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/7/2018 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Brandwidth Group Limited

synopsis: Next 15, a digital communications group in London, has acquired Brandwidth Group Limited, an award-winning innovation agency in London. Brandwith applies innovation through insight, creativity and technology, to projects across the full spectrum of branding, marketing and digital challenges.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Brandwidth Group Limited
Brandwidth is an award-winning innovation agency in London. Brandwith applies innovation through insight, creativity and technology, to projects across the full spectrum of branding, marketing and digital challenges. They offer branding, digital, experiential, and social media marketing services.
price ($mm)
$8.76
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Publitek Limited, acquired McBru

synopsis: Publitek has acquired McBru, a similar B2B tech agency based in Portland, Oregon. With immediate effect, McBru becomes Publitek North America and its founder, Kerry McClenahan, takes on the role of President. McBru's services include branding, influencer relations, social media, advertising, lead nurturing, interactive, content marketing, and more.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Publitek Limited
Publitek is a UK-based, technical B2B digital shop focused on content marketing. Publitek is a technical, content-led, B2B marketing communications agency specialising in electronics, automation and engineering. "
target: McBru
McBru (McClenahan Bruer) is a full-service integrated tech B2B marketing agency. Their services include branding, influencer relations, social media, advertising, lead nurturing, interactive, content marketing, and customer engagement.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/15/2017 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Elvis Communications Limited

synopsis: Next 15, the digital communications group, has acquired Elvis Communications Limited, an award-winning integrated creative agency. Elvis's mission is to transform audiences into passionate, knicker-throwing fans. Elvis offers a variety of marketing services, including press ads, direct mail packs, TV commercials, events, social media, and more.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,610 people across 39 offices in 14 countries. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Elvis Communications Limited
Elvis is an award-winning integrated creative agency. They work through every single step in the customer experience - whether it's for a press ad or direct mail pack, a television commercial or an in store activation, a social media post or a real world event. Elvis turns audiences into fans.
price ($mm)
$7.27
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
7.3x
closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Next 15, acquired Velocity Partners Limited

synopsis: Next 15, the digital communications group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Velocity Partners Limited, a B2B digital agency with a focus on technology clients.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,610 people across 39 offices in 14 countries. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Velocity Partners Limited
Velocity Partners Limited (“Velocity”) is a B2B digital agency with a focus on technology clients. Velocity was founded by Doug Kessler and Stan Woods in 2000. Clients include multi-national technology groups, such as Sprint, Xerox and Informatica. Velocity is based in the UK.
price ($mm)
$7.60
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Pinnacle Marketing Communications, Ltd.

synopsis: Digital marketing and PR group Next 15 has continued its expansion spree with the acquisition of tech PR agency Pinnacle. Pinnacle, co-founded by MD Simon Flatt in 1996, is described as a specialist technical content and digital marketing business for the electronics, telecoms and engineering sectors.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,350 people across 32 offices in 14 countries. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Pinnacle Marketing Communications, Ltd.
Pinnacle Marketing Communications is a full service technology PR and digital media agency delivering measurable business-to-business and social media campaigns for clients in the electronics, telecoms and engineering sectors.
price ($mm)
$5.87
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Twogether

synopsis: Next 15, the digital communications group, announced the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Twogether Creative Limited, a B2B creative and digital marketing agency with a focus on technology clients. Twogether clients include multinational technology groups such as Brocade, Intuit, Symantec, Veritas, Lenovo and Zebra Technologies.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target parent: RCapital Partners LLP
target: Twogether
Twogether is a creative B2B marketing agency, with a passion for technology. Working with some of the world’s leading technology brands, including Brocade, Intuit, Lenovo, Microsoft and Zebra Technologies; their aim is to create marketing communications that get attention and achieve results.
price ($mm)
$9.37
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Market Making

synopsis: Next 15, a communications business in London, has acquired Market Making, Europe's fastest growing social ad company, delivering impressive ROI to world leading brands. Market Making builds and creates real time audience segments and insights, automatically matching the right creative with the right audience.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Market Making
Market Making is Europe's fastest growing social ad company, delivering impressive ROI to world leading brands. Their superior patent ad technology, the ATOM, builds and creates real time audience segments and insights, automatically matching the right creative with the right audience.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Reflect Digital, acquired AM Marketing

synopsis: Reflect Digital, a UK-based digital marketing agency, has acquired AM Marketing, an award-winning digital marketing agency in the UK. AM Marketing specialises in creating bespoke websites and marketing campaigns based on their client's goals, business objectives and budget. ​They offer services for google ads, websites, and YouTube marketing.
buyer parent: Lab
buyer: Reflect Digital
Reflect Digital is a UK-based digital marketing agency specialising in SEO, paid performance marketing, creative design, development and gamification. Reflect Digital fuels business growth through innovative digital marketing and technology solutions. "
target: AM Marketing
AM Marketing is an award-winning digital marketing agency in the UK. AM Marketing specialises in creating bespoke websites and marketing campaigns based on their client's goals, business objectives and budget. ​They offer services for google ads, websites, and YouTube marketing.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/9/2021 via BNC Analysis

Baldwin & Obenauf, Inc., acquired The Garfield Group, Inc.

synopsis: Baldwin & Obenauf, Inc. (BNO), an award-winning, woman-owned creative agency headquartered in Somerville, New Jersey, has acquired Garfield Group, a creative marketing and PR agency. The acquisition of Garfield adds 33 years of award-winning branding, digital, broadcast video, and public relations capability to BNO.
buyer: Baldwin & Obenauf, Inc.
Baldwin & Obenauf, Inc. (BNO) is a full-service creative agency that helps brands develop meaningful connections. BNO's services include creative, branding, digital, video, social, content, editorial, packaging & labeling, experiential, and search, media, and analytics. "
target parent: Aquiline Capital Partners
target: The Garfield Group, Inc.
The Garfield Group is a creative marketing and PR agency based in Old City, Philadelphia. Its services include strategy, branding, graphic design, broadcast & video, public relations, social, analytics, web and email design, marketing automation, media, Search Engine Optimization, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/30/2021 via PR Newswire

The Nine, acquired Crossland Communication

synopsis: The Nine, an award-winning web development and digital marketing agency, has acquired Crossland Communication, a brand content agency. Crossland Communication activates sustainable brand growth by building communities bigger than countries. They specialize in digital strategy & advertising, PR & crisis communications, culture-building, and more.
buyer: The Nine
The Nine is an award-winning web development and digital marketing agency. The Nine crafts custom websites and brands to help businesses grow. They offer services for content & strategy, web design & development, SEO, and content marketing. "
target: Crossland Communication
Crossland Communication is a brand content agency. Crossland Communication activates sustainable brand growth by building communities bigger than countries. They specialize in digital strategy & advertising, PR & crisis communications, culture-building, high impact messaging, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/24/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Oak Leaf Productions, acquired o1-agency

synopsis: Oak Leaf Productions announced the acquisition of o1-agency, a new creative agency that helps brands make an impact in this new interconnected media world. They have over 30 years of combined experience handling everything from the creative development to the production itself for fully integrated campaigns, content marketing, and social media.
buyer: Oak Leaf Productions
Oak Leaf Productions is a full-service production company offering content development, curated social and script-to-screen digital video programming and publishing services for today's evolving media landscape. "
target: o1-agency
O1 is a new creative agency that helps brands make an impact in this new interconnected media world. They have over 30 years of combined experience handling everything from the creative development to the production itself for fully integrated campaigns, content marketing, and social media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/23/2021 via PR Newswire

HH Global, will acquire Adare International

synopsis: HH Global, a global outsourced marketing execution provider, will acquire Adare International from Endless LLP, a private equity firm in the UK. Adare is a British marketing company that helps brands connect with their customers. They provide services for shopper marketing, event management, digital, direct marketing, print management, and more.
buyer: HH Global
Founded in 1991, HH Global is a global outsourced marketing execution provider. They develop innovative solutions that drive down the cost of their clients’ physical marketing procurement and content development, while improving quality, sustainability, and speed to market. "
target parent: Endless LLP
target: Adare International
Adare International is a British marketing company. Adare helps brands connect with their customers, creatively and effectively, in a multi-channel world. They provide services for creative, shopper marketing, event management, digital, direct marketing, print management, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/23/2021 via Company Press Release

Koobr, will acquire Carmichael Collective

synopsis: Koobr, a leading creative agency in the UK, will acquire Carmichael Collective, a full-service creative marketing agency in the UK. Carmichael blends expertise across strategy, marketing, content and technical innovation to bring their clients closer to new and existing customers. They offer services for branding, digital, social, PR and more.
buyer: Koobr
Koobr is a leading creative agency in the UK. Koobr works with their clients to develop a thoughtful, expressive brand that connects with audiences on a much deeper level. The agency specialises in graphic design, website creation, digital marketing and brand development. "
target: Carmichael Collective
Carmichael Collective is a full-service creative marketing agency in the UK. Carmichael blends expertise across strategy, marketing, content and technical innovation to bring their clients closer to new and existing customers. They offer services for branding, digital, social, PR and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

USA Marketing Pros, acquired Worldwide Agency

synopsis: USA Marketing Pros, a full-service digital marketing agency, has acquired Worldwide Agency, a digital marketing firm that helps businesses convert more leads from the internet. Worldwide specializes in designing websites that turn visitors into new customers. They offer services for web design, SEO, social media, content marketing, and more.
buyer: USA Marketing Pros
USA Marketing Pros is a full-service digital marketing agency. USA Marketing Pros helps their clients to get their business noticed. The agency specializes in web design, SEO, social media, lead generation, video production & reputation management. "
target: Worldwide Agency
Worldwide Agency is a full-service digital marketing firm that helps businesses convert more leads from the internet. Worldwide specializes in designing beautiful websites that turn visitors into new customers. They offer services for web design, SEO, social media, content marketing, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

ISOSKELE, acquired TimeOne Group

synopsis: The La Poste group, through its subsidiary ISOSKELE, a specialist in data marketing & communication, announces the takeover of TimeOne Group, a digital marketing company. Present in 3 cities in France, it combines media activation and technologies in order to transform advertisers’ investments into measurable and sustainable performance.
buyer parent: Le Groupe La Poste
buyer: ISOSKELE
ISOSKELE is a subsidiary of the La Poste group that specializes in data marketing & communication created in 2019. ISOSKELE reinvents the relationship between brands and individuals using integrated precision mechanics that synchronizes data & consumer science, creativity & marketing technology. "
target: TimeOne Group
TimeOne Group, specialized in digital marketing, is a major player in customer acquisition. Present in 3 cities in France, it combines media activation and technologies in order to transform advertisers’ investments into measurable and sustainable performance.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

Gozoop, acquired Stratton Communications

synopsis: The Gozoop Group, an independent marketing company in India, has acquired Stratton Communications, a marketing agency in India that specializes in brand building, communications, and digital marketing. Stratton helps businesses to expand by connecting them to the right target group. They offer services for PR, social media, events, and more.
buyer: Gozoop
Gozoop is an independent marketing company in India that offers professional consultation and management services across multiple areas of online marketing. Gozoop specializes in crafting integrated solutions designed to helps brands and businesses win in the new world. "
target: Stratton Communications
Stratton Communications is a marketing agency in India that specializes in brand building, communications, and digital marketing. Stratton helps businesses to expand in various ways by connecting them to the right target group. They offer services for PR, social media, events, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/9/2021 via BusinessWire

Entravision Communications Corporation, will acquire MediaDonuts

synopsis: Entravision Communications Corporation, a diversified global media, data and advertising technology company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MediaDonuts, a leading digital marketing performance and branding company with operations across seven countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
buyer: Entravision Communications Corporation (EVC:$428.66)
Entravision is a diversified global media, data and advertising technology company that reaches and engages Latino consumers in the U.S. and other markets. Entravision's portfolio includes television and radio stations, digital media properties and advertising technology platforms. "
target: MediaDonuts
MediaDonuts is a leading digital marketing performance and branding company with operations across seven countries in the Asia-Pacific region. MediaDonuts offers extensive digital advertising capabilities through its strategic partnerships with major global media and technology platforms.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Accenture, acquired Entropia Group

synopsis: Accenture has announced its third acquisition of June 2021, this time buying international ad agency Entropia. Entropia is a new age data-driven marketing consultancy based in Malaysia. Its vision is to help brands in the digital age, add more happiness to people's lives via highly relevant, delightful & authentic connections.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$47,949.38)
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. "
target: Entropia Group
ENTROPIA is a new age data-driven marketing consultancy based in Malaysia. Its vision is to help brands in the digital age, add more happiness to people's lives via highly relevant, delightful & authentic connections.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Kantar Group, acquired MeMo2

synopsis: UK-based insights and consulting firm Kantar has acquired cross-media effectiveness tracking company MeMo2. Headquartered in Amsterdam, MeMo2 creates automated cross-media effectiveness measurement tools that can monitor real-time consumer behaviour, including retail traffic, out-of-home exposures, and large sports events.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: The Kantar Group
UK-based Kantar is the world’s leading data-driven analytics and brand consulting group. Kantar works alongside clients to create strategies that improve brand awareness, attract more consumers, increase brand penetration, create financial success, and grow peoples’ confidence in public services. "
target: MeMo2
Based in the Netherlands, MeMo2 is a leader in advanced cross media research and analytics. The company's analytics, communication research, and innovative data science capabilities are designed to bring immediate transparency and control to improve ROI and Return On Advertising Spend levels.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Cint AB, will acquire GapFish GmbH

synopsis: Cint Group AB, the global software leader in digital insights gathering, entered into a definitive agreement and completed the acquisition of 91 per cent of the shares in GapFish GmbH. GapFish is a Berlin-based market research company that operates the world’s largest ISO-certified online panel community for the DACH region.
buyer parent: Nordic Capital
buyer: Cint AB
Headquartered in Sweden, Cint is a global software leader in digital insights gathering. The Cint platform automates the insights gathering process so that companies can gain access to insights faster with unparalleled scale. "
target parent: Innofact AG
target: GapFish GmbH
GapFish is a Berlin-based market research company that operates the world’s largest ISO-certified online panel community for the DACH region. GapFish is the market-leader with over 500,000 highly profiled, double-opt in, premium quality research respondents across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
price ($mm)
$31*
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
21.8x
announced 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Definition, will acquire TopLine Communications

synopsis: Definition has acquired TopLine Communications, a specialist in digital PR and SEO for b2b clients in fintech, tech, engineering and education. The deal includes independent video production company TopLine Film.
buyer: Definition
UK-based Definition is a multi-award-winning agency combining over 25 years’ strategic public relations, digital media, content production, and marketing expertise to create a new force in national and international reputation management. "
target: TopLine Communications
TopLine Communications, based in London, is a digital PR and SEO agency that helps companies grow. They work for tech, fintech, science and engineering companies to help them build their reputations, attract more online traffic and generate leads.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Matrix Group, acquired SoulProviders Collective

synopsis: The Matrix Communications Group (Matrix Group), an integrated marketing & communications holding company in South Africa, has acquired SoulProviders Collective (SPC), a creative agency in South Africa. SPC offers services for digital strategy, content marketing, social media, digital PR and more.
buyer: Matrix Group
Matrix Group is an integrated marketing & communications holding company in South Africa. Matrix Group invests in local marketing entrepreneurs across Africa, who are experts in their fields, supporting them in an enabling energising collaborative environment. "
target: SoulProviders Collective
SoulProviders Collective (SPC) is a creative agency in South Africa. SPC specializes in the ever-evolving digital landscape and helps brands and organizations to stay relevant. Their core offerings include digital strategy, content marketing, social media, digital PR and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/20/2021 via Company Press Release

LLYC, acquired APACHE

synopsis: LLYC takes a further step in its growth strategy with the acquisition of the digital marketing and performance consultancy APACHE, specialized in contributing to the transformation and growth of its clients' businesses. 
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: APACHE
APACHE is a Madrid-based digital marketing and performance consultancy, specialized in contributing to the transformation and growth of its clients' businesses. APACHE develops its activity from a comprehensive conception of communication and marketing strategies aimed at achieving results.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Artist First, acquired Officine Orange

synopsis: Artist First, an Italian distribution company and record label, has acquired a 51% stake in Officine Orange, a digital marketing agency in Italy. Officine Orange creates high impact strategies that help brands to shine and win over people's minds and hearts. They offer services for web development, advertising, content, and social media.
buyer: Artist First
Artist First is an Italian distribution company and record label. Artist First works with numerous successful Italian artists alongside a number of high-profile international acts. The company also distributes a wide range of labels, which includes Gazzelle, Dardust and Zero Assoluto among others. "
target: Officine Orange
Officine Orange is a digital marketing agency in Italy. Officine Orange creates and executes high impact strategies that help brands to shine and win over people's minds and hearts. They offer services for web development, advertising, content, and social media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Mogae Media PVT. Ltd., acquired Rediffusion

synopsis: Mogae Media, a leading provider of integrated mobile marketing services in India, has acquired Rediffusion, India’s largest, independent full-service advertising agency. Rediffusion builds effective advertising campaigns for leading brands in various industries. They offer brand advisory, creative content development, and digital design services.
buyer: Mogae Media PVT. Ltd.
Mogae Media is a leading provider of integrated mobile marketing services in India. Mogae reaches to over 80% of India’s mobile subscriber base, from Uber customers in leading metros to the smallest and remotest village across rural India. "
target: Rediffusion
Rediffusion is India’s largest, independent full-service advertising agency. Rediffusion builds effective advertising campaigns for leading brands in various industries. They offer brand advisory, creative content development, and digital design services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Clarity PR, acquired 3WhiteHats

synopsis: Clarity PR, a fast-growing, international communications agency, has acquired 3WhiteHats, a search and digital marketing agency, focused on helping companies get the most out of their websites and their online presence. 3WhiteHats provide management, consultancy and training in SEO, PPC, Web Analytics, online PR and digital strategy.
buyer: Clarity PR
Clarity PR is a fast-growing, international communications agency with offices in New York, London, San Francisco and Los Angeles with partners and staff in most major European markets. They specialize in Public Relations, Media Relations, Communication, Social Media, and Content Creation. "
target: 3WhiteHats
3WhiteHats is a search and digital marketing agency, focused on helping companies get the most out of their websites and their online presence. 3WhiteHats provide management, consultancy and training in SEO, PPC, Web Analytics, online PR and digital strategy.
price ($mm)
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Actua Corporation
Actua Corporation
Actua Corporation, the multi-vertical cloud company, brings the power of the cloud to vertical markets and processes. Actua is pioneering the second wave of the SaaS revolution – the vertical wave – by growing cloud businesses that are transforming their markets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$118.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($22.10)
EBIT ($mm)
($39.53)
Net Income ($mm)
$80.62
Employees
682
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Ticker: SPDC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed Commerce, Inc.
Speed Commerce, Inc. is a single-source provider of e-commerce service solutions to leading retailers and manufacturers. The company's omni-channel capabilities unite a digital commerce strategy with traditional retail channels, creating the ultimate branded shopping experience.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$101.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.39
EBIT ($mm)
$2.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1123
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Ticker: TSX:MDF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc.
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc.
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. delivers innovative e-commerce solutions to businesses. Its web platforms enable clients to find, purchase and sell products, exchange information, gain access to business opportunities and manage supply chain collaboration with greater speed and efficiency.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$60.07
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.14)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.30)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
600
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Ticker: TSXV:FSW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fireswirl Technologies Inc.
Fireswirl Technologies Inc.
Fireswirl helps major international and local Chinese companies to strategically expand their market and provides an integrated technology and service platform for their e-commerce sales in China.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$37.08
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.19)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.24)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: ATSE:ENTER
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Entersoft S.A.
Entersoft S.A.
Entersoft is a leading business software and services provider in South East Europe and the Middle East. Entersoft offers a business software suite with ERP, CRM, WMS, Mobile, E-Commerce and B.I. applications. The industries they serve include manufacturing, food, retail, hospitality, and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$18.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.56
EBIT ($mm)
$4.75
Net Income ($mm)
$3.41
Employees
257
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Ticker: OTCPK:LFER
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life on Earth, Inc.
Life on Earth, Inc.
Life on Earth is a cloud enterprise software developer. Life on Earth's mission is to rapidly grow their cloud based software and technology solutions to enable secure, smart, compliant and maintainable enterprise business solutions. The company focuses on fast emerging technologies.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$0.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.84)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.93)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3
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Ticker: NSEI:AFFLE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Affle
Affle
Affle is a company in Singapore that builds leading Mobile Audience Intelligence and Analytics Platforms. Their platforms help deliver end-to-end mobile commerce & marketing solutions with greater ROI and transparency for marketers, commerce marketplaces, app developers and publishers.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$43.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$11.42
EBIT ($mm)
$9.79
Net Income ($mm)
$8.60
Employees
232
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Ticker: AIM:VNET
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vianet Group plc
Vianet Group plc
Vianet Group is a leading provider of actionable management information and business insight created through combining data from their smart Internet of Things ('IOT') solutions and external information sources.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$18.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.66
EBIT ($mm)
$3.19
Net Income ($mm)
$1.49
Employees
159
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Ticker: CNSX:TKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tracker Ventures Corp.
Tracker Ventures Corp.
Canada-based Tracker Ventures is an analytics software company that leverages blockchain and digital asset technology to transform and modernize multiple industries. The company's turnkey real-time tracking solutions offer the latest in IoT and AI, providing valuable data and business intelligence.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.07)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: MLGT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
mLight Tech, Inc.
mLight Tech, Inc., a development stage company, intends to provide software solutions to simplify the management of networked personal computers.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: JP:4751
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CyberAgent Inc.
CyberAgent Inc.
CyberAgent Inc. engages in Internet media and Internet advertising businesses. It also involves in the investment development business. They are currently expanding their business in the field of Internet, a leading industry of the 21st Century.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$141,111.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$21,121.00
EBIT ($mm)
$17,411.00
Net Income ($mm)
$8,523.00
Employees
2437
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Ticker: 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: ENXTPA:IPS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ipsos S.A
Ipsos S.A
Ipsos ranks third in the global research industry. They have built a solid Group around a multi-specialist positioning – Media and advertising research; Marketing research; Client and employee relationship management; Opinion & social research; Mobile, Online, Offline data collection and delivery.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,188.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$216.16
EBIT ($mm)
$189.18
Net Income ($mm)
$130.45
Employees
17640
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Ticker: XTRA:GFK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GfK Group
GfK Group
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s long-standing data science experience.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,759.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$164.56
EBIT ($mm)
$84.18
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12926
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Ticker: ASX:APN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited is a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand. APN publishes almost 20 daily and more than 80 non-daily newspapers, as well as over 50 websites, mobile sites and apps across Australia and New Zealand.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$649.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$106.64
EBIT ($mm)
$85.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5340
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Ticker: ENXTPA:LOCAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Solocal Group
Solocal Group
SoLocal Group, European leader in local online communication, reveals local know-how, and boosts local revenues of businesses. The Internet activities of the Group are structured around two business lines: Local Search and Digital Marketing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$619.64
EBITDA ($mm)
$175.52
EBIT ($mm)
$154.92
Net Income ($mm)
$51.18
Employees
2515
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Ticker: JASDAQ:213
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iREP Co., Ltd.
IREP Co., Ltd. provides marketing services in Japan. It operates in two segments, Internet Marketing and Senior Marketing. The Internet Marketing segment engages in the sales agency business of listing advertisements in Japan for Yahoo Japan Corporation and Google, Inc.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$505.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.18
EBIT ($mm)
$8.91
Net Income ($mm)
$5.31
Employees
352
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Ticker: SZSE:300071
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Group, a Chinese A-shares listed public company, is one of the biggest digital IMC groups in China. With a clear strategy of "Big Data, Big Content", Spearhead keeps on expanding its specialty and strengthening its competency through 5 main business units.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$477.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.48
EBIT ($mm)
$31.51
Net Income ($mm)
$18.83
Employees
1247
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Ticker: 4293
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd.
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd. provides Internet advertising and media content businesses. The company offers Internet-based comprehensive marketing support services for corporate clients, including services marketing platforms for ad networks, cloud based CRM services and Web solutions.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$461.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.13
EBIT ($mm)
$16.27
Net Income ($mm)
$17.99
Employees
809
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Ticker: AIM: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: DGIT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Generation, Inc.
Digital Generation, Inc.
Digital Generation, Inc. is the world's leading ad management and distribution platform. DG connects over 11,000 global advertisers and agencies with their targeted audiences through an expansive network of over 6,000 television broadcast stations and over 11,500 web publishers in 75 countries.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$385.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$103.07
EBIT ($mm)
$52.39
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:SLM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salmat Ltd.
Salmat Ltd.
Salmat is a leading Australian marketing services business. They partner with their clients to help them with the constant pressure of acquiring and servicing their customers, week-in, week-out. With media, digital and customer service capabilities, Salmat has the right solutions for their clients.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$333.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.46
EBIT ($mm)
$6.75
Net Income ($mm)
$3.26
Employees
3000
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Ticker: BSE:532368
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited has evolved from one of the first search engines on the web into a digital media powerhouse with three major divisions: LYCOS Media, LYCOS Advertising, and LYCOS Life (consumer products division). The company employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$325.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$91.06
EBIT ($mm)
$88.24
Net Income ($mm)
$58.21
Employees
1000
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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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