Like Unisono Fieldmarketing International Limited

closed 3/14/2006 via PR Newswire

Omnicom Group Inc., acquired Unisono Fieldmarketing International Limited

synopsis: Omnicom Group Inc., the leading global advertising and marketing services group, has acquired a majority ownership interest in Unisono Fieldmarketing International Limited, a leading field marketing company based in China.
buyer: Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC:$13,962.10)
Omnicom Group Inc. is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services. "
target: Unisono Fieldmarketing International Limited
Unisono Fieldmarketing provides field marketing and merchandising services in China for both multinational and local clients.
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closed 9/22/2011 via BNC Analysis

St. Ives plc, acquired Pragma Consulting Ltd.

synopsis: Marketing services and print group St. Ives Plc has acquired Twickenham-based retail and consumer consultancy Pragma Consulting Ltd. The company provides marketing strategy and market research services to its clients.
buyer: St. Ives plc (GB:SIV:$186.01)
St. Ives provides marketing services, printed products and display solutions to publishing, retail and commercial markets throughout the UK. Its focus is on delivering high quality products to customers who have a need for service, complex solutions and added value services. "
target: Pragma Consulting Ltd.
Pragma Consulting Ltd. is a leading consultancy specialising in retail and consumer markets. The company provides marketing strategy and market research services to its clients.
price ($mm)
$5.17
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$4
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$1
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10.0x
closed 3/9/2007 via BusinessWire

Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, acquired Retail Forward

synopsis: TNS, a world leader in market information, announces the acquisition of Retail Forward, Inc., in the United States. The addition of Retail Forward to the newly established TNS global practice, TNS Retail and Shopper Insights, will provide significant added momentum to the rapid expansion of TNS’s successful retail and shopper research business.
buyer: Taylor Nelson Sofres plc
Taylor Nelson Sofres plc is a market information group. The world’s largest provider of custom research and analysis, a leader in political and social polling, a major supplier of consumer panel, media intelligence and Internet, TV and radio audience measurement services. "
target: Retail Forward
Retail Forward, Inc. is a global management consulting firm specializing in strategies and insight to help retailers and their suppliers grow sales and profits. The company's syndicated research and executive development program is known as the Retail Forward Intelligence System™.
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closed 4/12/2002 via

synopsis: Aegis Communications Group, Inc. today announced the sale of the business and assets of Elrick & Lavidge, its marketing research division, to a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Taylor Nelson Sofres plc. The business will become part of the TNS Intersearch family. United Kingdom based Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, is one of the world's leading marketing
buyer parent: Taylor Nelson Sofres plc
buyer: TNS Intersearch
Taylor Nelson Sofres is the fourth largest information company and the 2nd largest custom research company in the world. It has more than 200 offices in 50 countries throughout North and Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. "
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closed 9/22/2016 via BusinessWire

StellaService Inc., acquired ICC/Decision Services

synopsis: StellaService, the leader in helping companies grow through better customer service, announced the acquisition of ICC/Decision Services, a leader in successful in-store customer experience management programs including mystery shopping, customer intercepts and customer satisfaction surveys. This extends StellaService into in-store environments.
buyer: StellaService Inc.
StellaService helps companies grow through better service across their stores, contact centers and ecommerce fulfillment. Through a combination of software and proprietary data and insights, StellaService helps companies improve their operational and front-line team performance. "
target: ICC/Decision Services
ICC/Decision Services offers more than 37 years of hands-on experience designing and executing highly successful in-store customer experience management programs, including mystery shopping, customer intercepts and customer satisfaction surveys.
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closed 9/19/2011 via BusinessWire

Market Force Information, Inc., acquired Retail Eyes Limited

synopsis: Market Force Information, the world’s leading customer intelligence solutions company, has acquired UK-based Retail Eyes, Europe’s premier customer experience and mystery shopping provider. Retail Eyes works with over 100 of the UK and Europe’s leading retailers, restaurants and hospitality providers.
buyer: Market Force Information, Inc.
Market Force Information, Inc. is the leading global customer intelligence solutions company for multi-location businesses including major retailers, restaurants, grocery and convenience stores, financial institutions, entertainment studios and consumer packaged goods companies. "
target: Retail Eyes Limited
Retail Eyes Limited is the leading provider of customer experience improvement programs in the UK and Europe. The company provides best in class mystery shopping, customer satisfaction surveys, retail audit and in-store point of sale compliance methodologies.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
$15
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EV / rev
0.9x
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closed 3/7/2007 via PR Newswire

Accor SA, acquired Kadeos

synopsis: Accor Services has acquired Kadeos, the PPR Group's gift card and voucher business, for 210 million euros. The acquisition positions Accor Services as the leader of the gift card and voucher market in France.
buyer: Accor SA (ENXTPA:AC:$2,283.39)
Accor, the European leader in hotels and tourism, and a global leader in corporate services. It offers to its individual and corporate clients nearly 40 years of expertise in its two core businesses: Hotels, and Services to corporate clients and public institutions. "
target: Kadeos
Kadeos designs and markets eight gift cards and nine gift vouchers for businesses and consumers. These single- and multi-banner products can be used in more than 82 chains, including prestigious PPR banners.
price ($mm)
$355
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$567
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0.6x
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

MP International Pte Ltd, acquired Futr Group

synopsis: MP International (MPI), a global full-service events management company, has acquired a majority stake in FUTR Group, a global year-round platform covering the future trends shaping retail, marketing and commerce. FUTR Summits is an annual gathering of brands and retailers that provides cutting-edge business insights, technologies, and solutions.
buyer parent: Pico Far East Holdings Ltd
buyer: MP International Pte Ltd
MP International (MPI) is a global full-service events management company. The group specialises in organising exhibitions, conferences and special events. MPI embodies more than a quarter century of event building, marketing and management experience in both Eastern and Western cultures. "
target: Futr Group
FUTR Group is a global year-round platform covering the future trends shaping retail, marketing and commerce. FUTR Summits is an annual gathering of brands and retailers that provides cutting-edge business insights, technologies, and solutions.
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closed 4/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Stagnito/Edgell, acquired The Path to Purchase Institute

synopsis: RFE Investment Partners announces the acquisition of the Path to Purchase Institute, publisher of the monthly Shopper Marketing magazine. Shopper Marketing, which claims a monthly circulation of over 18000, as well as the Institute's events, e-learning, and book publishing businesses, will be joined under the RFE umbrella by Stagnito/Edgell titles.
buyer parent: RFE Investment Partners
buyer: Stagnito/Edgell
The Stagnito Business Information and Edgell Communications portfolio of brands informs, connects, and provides predictive analysis for retailers, retail suppliers, and technology vendors through custom and syndicated research, data, media, and events. "
target: The Path to Purchase Institute
The Path to Purchase Institute is a global association serving the needs of retailers, brands and the entire ecosystem of solution providers along the path to purchase. Through a variety of platforms, the Institute engages, informs and empowers its members and the industry at-large.
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closed 6/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Colruyt Group, acquired Daltix

synopsis: Colruyt Group, a Belgian retailer group, has acquired a 65% stake in Daltix, a retail data analytics firm in Belgium. Daltix collects and analyzes information from web shops and translates them into insights that go beyond data. Their powerful retail insights help retailers to make well-informed decisions on pricing, promotions and products.
buyer: Colruyt Group (ENXTBR:COLR:$10,823.54)
Colruyt Group operates in the food and non-food distribution sector in Belgium, France and Luxembourg with approximately 540 own stores and over 600 affiliated stores. In Belgium this includes Colruyt, OKay, Bio-Planet, Cru, Dreamland, Dreambaby and the affiliated stores Spar and Spar Compact. "
target: Daltix
Daltix is a retail data analytics firm in Belgium. Daltix collects, analyzes and enriches information from web shops and translates them into insights that go beyond data. Their powerful retail insights help retailers and suppliers to make well-informed decisions on pricing, promotions and products.
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closed 6/23/2017 via Company Press Release

Environics Analytics Group Ltd., acquired RSI Research Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Environics Analytics (EA) announced that it has acquired the business and assets of RSI Research Solutions Inc. (RSI). Founded in 2002, RSI is a Toronto-based analytics solutions provider that helps clients access better consumer insight by connecting them with the right data, the right platforms and industry-leading customer service.
buyer: Environics Analytics Group Ltd.
One of North America’s premier marketing and analytical services companies, Environics Analytics helps customers turn data and analytics into insight, strategy and results. EA offers the full range of analytical services and provides authoritative reports, software and modeling approaches. "
target: RSI Research Solutions Inc.
Founded in 2002, RSI is a Toronto-based analytics solutions provider that helps clients access better consumer insight by connecting them with the right data, the right platforms and industry-leading customer service.
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announced 4/17/2017 via BusinessWire

Vista Equity Partners, will acquire Market Track

synopsis: Market Track, LLC, the leader in advertising, eCommerce, brand protection, and promotional intelligence solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”), a leading private equity firm focused on investments in software, data, and technology-enabled businesses.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based investment firm with more than $28 billion in cumulative capital commitments, currently invests in software, data and technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. "
target parent: Aurora Capital Group
target: Market Track
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Market Track is the leading provider of advertising, promotion, and eCommerce intelligence solutions, offering the most comprehensive coverage of key media channels available.
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closed 8/10/2012 via PR Newswire

Aurora Capital Group, acquired Market Track

synopsis: Aurora Capital Group, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has acquired Market Track, LLC, the leading provider of promotional intelligence solutions in North America, from Monitor Clipper Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm.
buyer: Aurora Capital Group
Aurora Capital Group is a private equity firm that acquires and builds companies in partnership with operating management. The Firm currently manages approximately $2 billion in capital and is committed to investing in middle market companies with unique, defensible market positions. "
target parent: Monitor Venture Associates, LLC
target: Market Track
Offered via a web-based software-as-a-service platform called FeatureVision, Market Track's solutions enable retailers and manufacturers of consumer goods to efficiently monitor and analyze causal data to maximize the value of their promotional campaigns.
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closed 1/13/2009 via BNC Analysis

CDMS Limited, acquired Transactis Ltd.

synopsis: Transactional data supplier Transactis has been acquired by marketing services group CDMS. Primarily known as a print and mailing house, CDMS is a sister company to the UK's biggest home shopping group, Shop Direct.
buyer parent: Shop Direct Group
buyer: CDMS Limited
Primarily known as a print and mailing house, CDMS is a sister company to the UK's biggest home shopping group, Shop Direct. CDMS claims a turnover of over £70 million, handling 1.5% of all UK mail and 7% of B2C direct mail. "
target: Transactis Ltd.
Transactis Ltd. operates as a transactional data company which provides customer and prospect data solutions to organizations for acquiring, retaining, and managing their customers.
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closed 10/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

SGS International, acquired Multi-Ad Services Inc.

synopsis: Louisville-based SGS International LLC, a package-production and marketing-services firm, is acquiring Peoria, Ill.-based MultiAd Inc., which provides product packaging images and related data to the retail food industry.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: SGS International
SGS International, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a fully integrated marketing services company, with a strong backbone as a global leader in digital imaging and design-to-print graphic services. "
target: Multi-Ad Services Inc.
Multi-Ad Services, Inc. provides advertising and marketing solutions for manufacturers, retailers, and media professionals. Multi-Ad offers Kwikee, which provides manufacturer-approved grocery and CPG images, data and related content.
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closed 3/31/2014 via BusinessWire

Wunderman, acquired FusePump Ltd.

synopsis: Wunderman, the world’s largest digital agency network, has acquired FusePump Ltd., a company specializing in product data and content for digital marketing, in a strategic move that will enhance Wunderman’s data offerings in EMEA and beyond.
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: FusePump Ltd.
FusePump are experts in the area of product data, product data management and multi-channel marketing. FusePump extracts product data from e-commerce websites and other data sources, making it available for integration into hundreds of marketing channels and advertising applications.
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closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired G3 Communications

synopsis: Retail TouchPoints parent company G3 Communications has been purchased by Emerald Expositions Events, a B2B trade show and conference producer based in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. G3 has expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target: G3 Communications
G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. With an expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels, they work with their clients to develop custom content that is on point with a brand's messaging and optimized to drive leads and thought leaders
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closed 8/31/2015 via BusinessWire

Market Track, acquired Commercially Retail

synopsis: Market Track, LLC, the leading provider of advertising, brand protection and pricing intelligence solutions in North America, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Commercially Retail, Australia and New Zealand’s leading retail advertising monitoring company.
buyer parent: Aurora Capital Group
buyer: Market Track
Offered via a web-based software-as-a-service platform called FeatureVision, Market Track's solutions enable retailers and manufacturers of consumer goods to efficiently monitor and analyze causal data to maximize the value of their promotional campaigns. "
target: Commercially Retail
Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Commercially Retail provides facts and insights in relation to retailer driven advertising across both digital and print based mediums, via its software-as-a-service platform.
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closed 7/30/2007 via BNC Analysis

The ASI Show!, acquired Promoshows

synopsis: The ASI Advantages Roadshow, run by The ASI Show, is pleased to announce the acquisition of PromoShows East Coast Showcases, consisting of the East Coast Business Gifts and Promotional Products Showcase and East Coast Super Showcase.
buyer: The ASI Show!
The ASI Show was created for active ASI member distributors and suppliers and attracts the most industry distributors. Offering a full education conference, networking opportunities and a manageable one floor/one hall show floor layout, The ASI Show provides a complete trade show experience. "
target: Promoshows
For over 20 years, PromoShows, owned by Paul Jenne, has been bringing together suppliers and distributors on the East Coast. PromoShows East Coast Showcases, consists of the East Coast Business Gifts and Promotional Products Showcase and East Coast Super Showcase.
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closed 6/14/2019 via BusinessWire

Mood Media Corporation, acquired South Central A\V

synopsis: Mood Media, the world’s leading in-store media solutions company dedicated to elevating the Customer Experience, announced that it has acquired South Central A\V, a company that sight, sound, scent and audio-visual systems solutions to businesses throughout the US.
buyer: Mood Media Corporation (TSX:MM:$465.27)
Mood Media is the world’s leading in-store media solutions company dedicated to elevating the Customer Experience. They create greater emotional connections between brands and consumers through the right combination of sight, sound, scent, social and systems solutions. "
target: South Central A\V
South Central A\V provides sight, sound, scent and audio-visual systems solutions to businesses throughout the US including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota and Tennessee.
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closed 3/14/2006 via PR Newswire

Omnicom Group Inc., acquired Unisono Fieldmarketing International Limited

synopsis: Omnicom Group Inc., the leading global advertising and marketing services group, has acquired a majority ownership interest in Unisono Fieldmarketing International Limited, a leading field marketing company based in China.
buyer: Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC:$13,962.10)
Omnicom Group Inc. is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services. "
target: Unisono Fieldmarketing International Limited
Unisono Fieldmarketing provides field marketing and merchandising services in China for both multinational and local clients.
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closed 10/6/2021 via PR Newswire

Omnicom Media Group, acquired Jump 450 Media

synopsis: Omnicom Media Group (OMG), the media services division of Omnicom Group, has acquired Jump 450 Media, a full-service, performance-based digital marketing agency. Jump 450 helps brands acquire customers profitably through digital media. They provide services for social media, paid search, SEO, email marketing, branded content, and more.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Omnicom Media Group
Omnicom Media Group is the media services division of Omnicom Group Inc., the leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom Media Group includes the full service media networks OMD Worldwide and PHD Network, leading global data and analytics company, Annalect. "
target: Jump 450 Media
Jump 450 is a full-service, performance-based digital marketing agency. Jump 450 helps brands acquire customers profitably through digital media. They provide services for social media, paid search, SEO, email marketing, conversion rate optimization, branded content, and more.
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announced 9/20/2021 via PR Newswire

Omnicom Group Inc., will acquire Oliver Schrott Kommunikation GmbH

synopsis: Omnicom Group Inc., a leading global marketing and corporate communications company, will acquire Oliver Schrott Kommunikation GmbH (OSK), a public relations (PR) and communication agency in Germany. OSK offers services for PR, social media, content marketing, paid media, influencer communication and more.
buyer: Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC:$13,962.10)
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, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and more. "
target: Oliver Schrott Kommunikation GmbH
Oliver Schrott Kommunikation (OSK) is a public relations (PR) and communication agency in Germany. OSK develops successful commu­ni­ca­tion programs that extend beyond the scope of classic PR. They offer services for PR, social media, content marketing, paid media, influencer communication and more.
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announced 4/19/2021 via PR Newswire

Credera, will acquire Areteans Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Credera, a consulting firm focused on strategy, transformation, data and technology, announced it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Areteans, a leading global services and solutions company, to extend its depth in digital transformation, digital marketing and ecommerce capabilities.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Credera
Credera is a consulting firm focused on strategy, transformation, data and technology. Part of Omnicom Precision Marketing Group, Credera has more than 800 consultants across the globe that partner together with clients to create tangible business results. "
target: Areteans Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Areteans is a global services and solutions company focused on Pegasystems Technologies that excels in enabling businesses to evolve and transform digitally. Areteans is headquartered in Hyderabad, India, with offices in London, Sydney, Kolkata, Bangalore, Auckland, and Singapore.
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closed 6/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hearts & Science LLC, acquired MAX & Partners Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Omnicom Media Group's Hearts & Science has acquired Melbourne media agency Max & Partners. MAX & Partners provides media strategy and media solutions to help businesses achieve success. They provide excellent communication strategy, using digital and traditional media for the best result.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Hearts & Science LLC
Hearts & Science is a marketing agency using data to help brands build individual relationships with consumers at scale. Hearts & Science was founded with a special focus on data analytics and a foundation of heart. "
target: MAX & Partners Pty Ltd.
MAX & Partners provides media strategy and media solutions to help businesses achieve success. They provide excellent communication strategy, using digital and traditional media for the best result. They help businesses find the best content opportunity and best commercial model possible.
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closed 3/6/2019 via PR Newswire

The Wasatch Group, acquired MarketStar Corporation

synopsis: The Wasatch Group, a multi-billion dollar entrepreneurial company operating a diversified portfolio on a national level has announced it has acquired MarketStar, a leader in outsourced sales acceleration services through business-to-business direct and indirect sales programs.
buyer: The Wasatch Group
Wasatch Group is a multi-billion dollar entrepreneurial company that operates a diversified portfolio on a national level, including significant and successful investments in real estate development, construction, property management, consumer, business-to-business, and guaranty capital companies. "
target parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
target: MarketStar Corporation
MarketStar accelerates sales from lead to recurring revenue with business-to-business direct and indirect sales programs. Through a blend of voice, digital, and field engagements, they have launched, sold and supported thousands of products and services for companies across the globe.
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announced 8/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

Omnicom Media Group, will purchase Performance Marketing Business from UDG United Digital Group GmbH

synopsis: Omnicom Media Group, the media services division of Omnicom Group Inc., will acquire UDG United Digital Group's performance marketing business (M&PM). The M&PM business of UDG United Digital Group is a performance marketing provider in Germany. They offer SEO, SEA, Affiliate Marketing, Social Media Advertising and Digital Analytics.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Omnicom Media Group
Omnicom Media Group is the media services division of Omnicom Group Inc., the leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom Media Group includes the full service media networks OMD Worldwide and PHD Network, leading global data and analytics company, Annalect. "
seller: UDG United Digital Group GmbH
The M&PM business of UDG United Digital Group is a performance marketing provider in Germany. They offer SEO, SEA, Affiliate Marketing, Social Media Advertising and Digital Analytics. UDG United Digital Group is a leading digital marketing agency in Germany.
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closed 8/15/2018 via PR Newswire

Clemenger BBDO, acquired Levo Digital

synopsis: Clemenger BBDO, part of Omnicom Group Inc., has purchased a majority stake in Levo Digital, a leading Australian marketing services and technology business. Levo delivers transformation by empowering businesses with marketing technology and tools that connect consumers with the things they want and need, when and where they need them.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Clemenger BBDO
Clemenger BBDO is a creative powerhouse and advertising company. The thing they care about most is creativity. Or as they call it, "The Work". They believe The Work is the only true measure of an agency. All of their efforts are devoted to creating work that is unique, powerful and convincing. "
target: Levo Digital
Levo is a leading specialist digital transformation and delivery consultancy. Their team working across verticals including experience and product design, ecommerce, CMS, CRM, mobile and custom application development empower organisations to better connect and communicate with their audiences.
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closed 8/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

Omnicom Group Inc., acquired Credera

synopsis: Omnicom has acquired Credera, a small management and technology consulting firm with offices in Denver, Dallas and Houston. Credera works with Fortune 500 companies including Southwest Airlines and Chili's to build consumer tech platforms, integrate marketing tech systems and consult on organizing and managing staff who work on those tools.
buyer: Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC:$13,962.10)
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, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and more. "
target: Credera
Credera is a full-service management and technology consulting firm with clients ranging from Fortune 1,000 companies to emerging industry leaders. Clients hire Credera to own their toughest problems; they retain Credera because Credera keeps its promises.
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announced 3/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Omnicom Health Group, will acquire Elsevier Japan KK

synopsis: Omnicom Health Group will acquire the Pharma Communications business in Japan of Elsevier. Elsevier Japan KK is a leading healthcare communications business in Japan for 38 years, with a reputation for quality delivery of medical content for promotional materials and educational programs directed at doctors and patients.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Omnicom Health Group (OMC:$15,164.30)
Omnicom Health Group is a global collective of communications companies. It provides marketing services to the health and life-science industries through a combination of specialized agencies, customized client solutions, and collaborations with other Omnicom network agencies. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: Elsevier Japan KK
Elsevier Japan KK is a leading healthcare communications business in Japan for 38 years, with a reputation for quality delivery of medical content for promotional materials and educational programs directed at doctors and patients.
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closed 9/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Omnicom Media Group, acquired Verve Search

synopsis: Omnicom Media Group, the media services division of Omnicom Group Inc., has acquired Verve Search, an award-winning International SEO and Content Marketing Agency based in South West London.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Omnicom Media Group
Omnicom Media Group is the media services division of Omnicom Group Inc., the leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company, providing services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries. "
target: Verve Search
Verve Search is an award-winning International SEO and Content Marketing Agency based in South West London. Their aim is to generate traffic that also drives business.
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closed 7/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Clemenger Group Limited, acquired Perceptive Research

synopsis: The Clemenger Group New Zealand has announced a majority investment in market leading research/customer intelligence company, Perceptive Group. Founded in 2005 as a full-service market research company, Perceptive has evolved into a "customer intelligence" agency with a hybrid mix of talent and technology.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Clemenger Group Limited
Clemenger Group Limited is a group of companies involved in advertising and marketing communications throughout Australia and New Zealand. They operate across the marketing services spectrum with specialist companies offering clients best-of-category expertise in various disciplines. "
target: Perceptive Research
Perceptive Research is a full-service market research company. They service the market research and customer experience needs of over 300 clients across New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan. They are the research partner of choice for some of Australasia's most successful organisations.
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announced 2/9/2017 via PR Newswire

Porter Novelli, will acquire Cone Communications

synopsis: Cone Communications (Cone), a public relations and marketing agency specializing in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and consumer brand communications, is excited to announce that it will become a Porter Novelli company. Porter Novelli is a global public relations agency built on a rich heritage of marketing for social good.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Porter Novelli
A global public relations leader, Porter Novelli was founded in 1972. The company's practice offerings include: Brand Marketing, Corporate Affairs, Food and Nutrition, Health Care, Public Affairs, Technology, Energy and Environment, Social Marketing and U.S. Hispanic. "
target: Cone Communications
Cone Communications is a public relations and marketing agency known for igniting brands with high-impact strategies and programs based in deep insights, unique subject matter expertise and innovation.
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closed 10/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

TBWA\DURBAN, acquired Sugar The Agency

synopsis: TBWA\Durban has acquired Sugar The Agency, a smaller Durban, South Africa operation that has positioned itself as a significant player in the digital space over the past six years. The team and its portfolio of clients have moved to TBWA\Durban’s offices.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: TBWA\DURBAN
TBWA\Durban is part of a collaborative group of market-leading marketing communication specialists with a pan-African footprint. It is part of TBWA Worldwide, a top ten ranked global advertising network. "
target: Sugar The Agency
Sugar The Agency was a through the line ad agency that dealt in print, radio and TV, but soon became specialised in Digital Marketing, winning over sought after national and multi - national clients. It is based in Durban, South Africa.
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closed 6/9/2016 via PR Newswire

Omnicom Health Group, acquired BioPharm Communications, LLC

synopsis: Southfield Capital, a leading lower middle market private equity firm, announced that it has completed the sale of BioPharm Communications to Omnicom Health Group. BioPharm is a leading communications agency that specializes in proprietary, multichannel marketing programs to physicians and healthcare practitioners for pharmaceutical clients.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Omnicom Health Group (OMC:$15,164.30)
Omnicom Health Group is a global collective of communications companies. It provides marketing services to the health and life-science industries through a combination of specialized agencies, customized client solutions, and collaborations with other Omnicom network agencies. "
target parent: Southfield Capital Advisors
target: BioPharm Communications, LLC
Founded in New Hope, Pennsylvania in 2005, BioPharm Communications helps brand teams at pharmaceutical and biotech companies execute customized marketing campaigns through a comprehensive portfolio of proprietary program offerings.
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closed 1/7/2016 via PR Newswire

BBDO, acquired Wednesday

synopsis: BBDO Worldwide, a division of Omnicom Group, announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Wednesday Agency Group, a leading creative agency focused on fashion and luxury lifestyle brands. Wednesday delivers fully integrated campaigns, content strategy, digital design and branding and production for some of the world's best recognized brands.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: BBDO
BBDO is the world’s most awarded agency. With 15,000 employees in 289 offices, across 81 countries it’s the second largest global agency network, with its headquarters in New York. They create and tell stories for their clients, told and distributed across all channels and screens. "
target: Wednesday
Wednesday is a leading creative agency group for the fashion, luxury and consumer lifestyle industries. The group's creative agencies curate strategically-led advertising campaigns, online destinations, editorial content and innovative digital experiences to drive consumer engagement and awareness.
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announced 12/16/2015 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire DM9 JaymeSyfu

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire the JaymeSyfu Group, a globally celebrated and award winning agency. The JaymeSyfu group will join forces with Dentsu Philippines, strengthening the operation by adding its creative capabilities as well as digital capabilities.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. They are headquartered in London and operate in 123 countries worldwide with over 27,000 dedicated specialists. "
target parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
target: DM9 JaymeSyfu
DM9 JaymeSyfu is a full-service creative agency powered by young creative talents and business-oriented client service people. Founded on creativity and humanity, their culture inspires powerful creative collaboration across borders, across disciplines and with clients.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 11/23/2015 via PR Newswire

DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc., acquired Grupo ABC de Comunicação

synopsis: DDB Worldwide, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. and one of the world's largest and most influential advertising and marketing networks, announced its acquisition of Grupo ABC, the largest independent advertising and marketing communications group in Brazil.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc.
DDB Worldwide is one of the world's largest and most influential advertising and marketing networks. DDB has been named Agency of the Year numerous times by the Cannes International Festival of Creativity and the industry's leading advertising publications and awards shows. "
target: Grupo ABC de Comunicação
Grupo ABC is the largest Brazilian communications group in Latin America and ranked among the top 25 largest advertising companies in the world. Grupo ABC's network of agencies and marketing services companies now includes Africa, Loducca, Sunset, Newstyle and CDN, among others.
price ($mm)
$270
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closed 8/7/2015 via Company Press Release

Expertus Services Group, S.L., purchased GMR Spain from GMR Marketing, Inc.

synopsis: GMR Spain, owned by Omnicom, has become part of Expertus Group, an outsourcing services group in Spain. With deep experience in event management and a close relationship with sport and cultural and entertainment industry, GMR has pioneered the way brands connect with consumers for over 30 years.
buyer: Expertus Services Group, S.L.
Expertus Group is among the largest services groups in Spain. It is comprised of 18 companies specializing in outsourcing services. Services include marketing, legal, tax and accounting, and more. "
seller parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
seller: GMR Marketing, Inc.
Founded in 1979, GMR Marketing is a global, integrated, award-winning engagement marketing agency. They create provocative, passion-based experiences that connect brands and consumers around the world.
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closed 5/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

Fame, acquired Fame

synopsis: The Minneapolis-based retail branding agency Fame has been purchased by Lynne Robertson from the Omnimcom Group, which had owned the agency since 2001. Lynne Robertson has led Fame for more than a decade, and now she owns it.
buyer: Fame
Lynne Robertson has led retail branding agency Fame for more than a decade, starting in 2004. "
target parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
target: Fame
Fame is an experiential marketing agency, adept and accomplished in everywhere-all-the-time retail. Fame is a savvy fan-finder, diligent relationship-builder and creates retail brand experiences consumers love to love.
price ($mm)
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$13
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closed 3/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc., acquired Lifelounge Group

synopsis: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc. has acquired independent creative agency Lifelounge Group. They specialise in creating authentic brand connections with 16-35 year-old Australians through print, websites, and advertising. They also publish the Lifelounge Sweeney Report, a provider of insights into the Australian 16-30 year old market.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc.
DDB Worldwide is one of the world's largest and most influential advertising and marketing networks. At the 2014 Cannes International Festival of Creativity, DDB took home 87 Lions as well as Agency of the Year and Regional Network of the Year honors for adam&eveDDB and DDB EMEA, respectively. "
target: Lifelounge Group
Lifelounge Group is a digital media and entertainment company. They operate Lifelounge.com and TheVine.com.au, Australia's No. 1 youth & entertainment website. They are focused on opportunities that leverage research, technical expertise & creativity to develop digital products and campaigns.
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closed 5/11/2022 via BusinessWire

Candid, acquired Creature London

synopsis: International marketing and communications platform, Candid has acquired independent UK advertising agency, Creature. Creature produces ambitious campaigns that get talked about in the real world: in pubs, at the school gates and in living rooms up and down the country, and deliver real results for clients.
buyer: Candid
Candid are a marketing and communications platform organization headquartered in London and Amsterdam. Through their platform strategy and candid values, they are the first player that truly breaks down the silos in the industry. "
target: Creature London
Creature is a independent UK advertising agency based in London that produces ambitious campaigns that get talked about in the real world: in pubs, at the school gates and in living rooms up and down the country, and deliver real results for clients.
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announced 5/2/2022 via PR Newswire

Demonstrate, will acquire Deutsch Design Works

synopsis: Demonstrate, a leading minority owned, full-service marketing and communications agency, will acquire Deutsch Design Works (DDW), an award-winning branding and design agency. DDW provides a broad array of strategic, design and integrated marketing services to help brands tell compelling stories that build their business on a human level.
buyer: Demonstrate
Demonstrate is an independently owned full-service marketing and communications agency. Demonstrate helps clients navigate the current cultural landscape and align their initiatives with relevant trends. They provide services for brand development, PR, social media, content, experiential, and more. "
target: Deutsch Design Works
Deutsch Design Works (DDW) is an award-winning branding and design agency. DDW provides a broad array of strategic, design and integrated marketing services to help brands tell compelling stories that build their business on a human level.
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closed 4/25/2022 via PR Newswire

JDA Worldwide, acquired The KAIROS Company

synopsis: JDA Worldwide, a full-service marketing agency serving consumer brands, impactful non-profit organizations, and fast-growing companies since 2003, announced the acquisition of Glendale, California-based public relations and strategic communications firm, The KAIROS Company.
buyer: JDA Worldwide
JDA Worldwide is a full-service marketing agency specializing in brand, media, and creative for emerging and extraordinary brands. Headquartered in Indianapolis, JDA is a regular member of the Inc. 500|5000 for fastest-growing companies in the United States. "
target: The KAIROS Company
The KAIROS Company is the go-to strategic and personal counselor for leaders and organizations who wish to sharpen their public image for audiences of all shapes and sizes. The KAIROS Company services cover strategy, public relations, communications, advertising, and consulting.
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closed 3/28/2022 via Company Press Release

Jungle21, S.A., acquired Pink

synopsis: Madrid-based Jungle21 (J21) has acquired Pink, a Spanish creative boutique. Founded in 2016, PINK has offices in Spain and Italy and has developed creative projects for companies such as Direct Line, Škoda, Verti, Beam Suntory, Mapfre, DYC, García Baquero, Chicco, Control, Poltronesofa or Alce Nero.
buyer: Jungle21, S.A.
Based in Madrid, Jungle21 is an ecosystem of creative companies. With its people-centric model, Jungle21 creates unique specialized solutions around its client’s business challenges by applying creativity across the entire company experience. "
target: Pink
Based in Spain, PINK is a strategic and creative firm dedicated to the creative transformation of business and whose purpose is the creation of value. Since its inception, PINK develops key strategic and creative international projects.
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closed 3/28/2022 via PR Newswire

Bridgepoint, acquired Inspired Thinking Group Limited

synopsis: Bridgepoint, a major international alternative asset fund management group, has acquired a majority stake in fast-growing Inspired Thinking Group (Team ITG) from Equistone Partners Europe. A technology-led marketing business, Team ITG creates connected customer experiences for some of the biggest brands on the planet through world-class services an
buyer: Bridgepoint (:$353.32)
UK-based Bridgepoint is a major international alternative asset fund management group, providing private equity and private debt lending solutions to the middle market. Bridgepoint focuses on acquiring or investing in businesses with strong market positions. "
target parent: Equistone Partners Europe
target: Inspired Thinking Group Limited
A technology-led marketing business, Team ITG creates connected customer experiences for some of the biggest brands on the planet through world-class services and smart, intuitive tech.
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closed 3/16/2022 via PR Newswire

Gemini XIII, acquired The Infinite Agency

synopsis: Gemini XIII, the podcasting and radio industries' new home for premium audio content, production and marketing services, has acquired The Infinite Agency, a full-service digital advertising agency based in Dallas, TX. The Infinite Agency builds meaningful connections between brands, people, and culture in the social, digital, and physical world.
buyer: Gemini XIII
Gemini XIII serves the audio industry with premium content, production, and marketing services for podcasting and radio. Gemini XIII is the podcasting and radio industries' new home for premium audio content, production and marketing services. "
target: The Infinite Agency
The Infinite Agency is a full-service digital advertising agency based in Dallas, TX. Founded by Jonathan Ogle, it creates the future of brands using data driven strategies, influencer marketing, modern video and audio production, social content creation, digital marketing, and creative thinking.
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closed 3/10/2022 via BNC Analysis

Lyko Group AB, acquired Honesty AB

synopsis: Lyko has acquired the advertising agency Honesty with the goal is to create Sweden’s best in-house agency. Under the e-merchant’s flag, this agency will be called Lyko Studio. Honesty, based in Stockholm, is an agency that builds powerfully minimalistic brand platforms and atomic communication concepts to propel brands into the future.
buyer: Lyko Group AB (OM:LYKO A:$224.40)
Based in Sweden, Lyko is the hair and beauty specialist who strives to have the best customer experience and the widest product range. Lyko wants to capture the feeling that beauty is playful, wonderful and something individual. Lyko offers over 55,000 products from more than 1,000 brands. "
target: Honesty AB
Honesty, based in Stockholm, is an agency that builds powerfully minimalistic brand platforms and atomic communication concepts to propel brands into the future. It was founded in 2009 by Walter Naeslund and Julia Anjou.
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announced 3/3/2022 via Company Press Release

Next 15, will acquire Engine Group Ltd

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc (Next 15), a communications business in London, will acquire Engine Group, a global media and marketing services company. Engine helps organizations to outperform in the present and win in the future. The group offers a vast range of marketing solutions, from insights and content to distribution and technology.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$497.59)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Engine Group Ltd
Engine is a global media and marketing services company. Engine helps organizations to outperform in the present and win in the future. The group offers a vast range of marketing solutions, from insights and content to distribution and technology.
price ($mm)
$104
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closed 2/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Engine Group (Australia), acquired Engine Group (Australia)

synopsis: Tim Weger, a managing director of Engine Group, has acquired the company from Brent Jarvis, the company's founder. Engine Group is a creative communications agency in Australia. Engine executes beautiful campaigns that resonates and connects with people. They create positive change through advertising, design, digital marketing and PR.
buyer: Engine Group (Australia)
Engine Group is a creative communications agency in Australia. Engine executes beautiful campaigns that resonates and connects with people. They create positive change through advertising, design, digital marketing and PR. "
target: Engine Group (Australia)
Engine Group is a creative communications agency in Australia. Engine executes beautiful campaigns that resonates and connects with people. They create positive change through advertising, design, digital marketing and PR.
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closed 12/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Brunner Inc., acquired Brunner Inc.

synopsis: Full service independent marketing agency, Brunner Inc. is being sold to an expanded ownership group comprised of the firm’s current leadership. The company will be led by Scott Morgan, President; and Rick Gardinier, Chief Digital Officer.
buyer: Brunner Inc.
The company will be led by Scott Morgan, president; and Rick Gardinier, chief digital officer, along with other top management team members in a partnership role — Ken Johns, client experience officer; Erin Stoner, chief financial officer; and Dan Gbur, performance marketing officer. "
target: Brunner Inc.
Brunner is a full service independent marketing agency. They specialize in strategy, media, data science & analytics, marketing automation & CRM, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$28
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0.0x
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closed 12/8/2021 via PR Newswire

Dynata, acquired Ameritest

synopsis: Dynata has acquired Ameritest, a brand and advertising research consultancy. The acquisition strengthens Dynata's advertising solutions offerings within the Dynata Platform, adding key creative testing capabilities to help clients measure the effectiveness of their messages to create engaging creative for better communication and higher ROI.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the world's largest first-party data and insights platform. With a reach of over 62 million consumers and business professionals globally, and an extensive library of individual profile attributes collected through surveys, Dynata is the cornerstone for precise, trustworthy quality data. "
target: Ameritest
Ameritest is a high-end brand and advertising research consultancy. Through an integrated system of research methodologies, Ameritest helps clients grow their brand image, optimize their ad executions, and improve the effectiveness of their advertising over time.
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closed 11/17/2021 via BusinessWire

MoneyLion, acquired Malka

synopsis: MoneyLion Inc., an award-winning, data-driven, digital financial platform, announced that it has acquired MALKA Media Group LLC, a rapidly growing creator network and content platform.
buyer: MoneyLion (ML:$130.75)
MoneyLion is a mobile banking and financial membership platform that empowers people to take control of their finances. Since its launch in 2013, MoneyLion has earned its members' trust by building a full-service digital platform to deliver mobile banking, lending, and investment solutions. "
target: Malka
MALKA Media is a rapidly growing creator network and content platform. They are a category leader and innovator in the fastest growing digital media and content sectors across entertainment, sports, gaming, live streaming, and brand storytelling.
price ($mm)
$40
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closed 11/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Finn Partners, acquired Maverick Creative

synopsis: Global independent marketing and communications firm, FINN Partners, has acquired Maverick Creative, a creative communications agency specializing in modern storytelling for travel and lifestyle clients. Maverick will retain its current branding and operations while expanding its presence to the UK.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners has become one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company's record setting pace is a result of organic growth and integrating new companies and new people into the FINN world. "
target: Maverick Creative
Maverick Creative is a creative communications agency specializing in modern storytelling for travel and lifestyle clients. Maverick Creative combines razor-sharp awareness of industry trends and a tight embrace of contemporary storytelling to grab media and consumers alike.
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closed 11/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Finn Partners, acquired Anthology Marketing Group

synopsis: FINN Partners, a global marketing and communications firm, announced that it plans to acquire Honolulu-based Anthology Marketing Group. Anthology is a marketing communications company with offices in Seattle, Honolulu, San Francisco, and Guam.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners has become one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company's record setting pace is a result of organic growth and integrating new companies and new people into the FINN world. "
target: Anthology Marketing Group
Anthology is a marketing communications company with offices in Seattle, Honolulu, San Francisco, and Guam. They provide services in public relations, social media, brand, advertising, information design, digital, mobile, media strategy, research, and analytics.
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closed 10/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

MISSION Group, acquired Soul

synopsis: The MISSION Group, a collective of creative and MarTech agencies based in the UK, has acquired Soul, a leading customer engagement agency in the UK. Soul creates marketing campaigns that enable brands to have a heart to heart with their customers and understand their decision-making processes and motivators.
buyer: MISSION Group (AIM:TMMG:$176.19)
MISSION is a technology-embraced marketing communications and advertising group delivering digital, brand, marketing, advertising and full service communications. MISSION employs more than 1,000 people across the UK, Asia and the US, and works with some of the world’s leading brands. "
target: Soul
Soul is a leading customer engagement agency in the UK. Soul works with psychologists to help businesses better understand human nature. They create marketing campaigns that enable brands to have a heart to heart with their customers and understand their decision-making processes and motivators.
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closed 10/6/2021 via BusinessWire

SourceCode Communications LLC, acquired Strike 2

synopsis: SourceCode Communications, a New York-based technology and innovation communications agency, announced it acquired Chicago-based integrated creative agency, Strike 2. Founded in 2019, they provide a robust offering of creative and digital services for a wide range of clients—from startups to Fortune 100s.
buyer: SourceCode Communications LLC
SourceCode Communications is a New York-based technology and innovation communications agency. They offer services in strategy, social media, influencer relations, crisis communications, analytics, and more. "
target: Strike 2
Strike 2 is a Chicago-based integrated creative agency. Founded in 2019, they provide a robust offering of creative and digital services for a wide range of clients—from startups to Fortune 100s.
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closed 9/23/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Brandfire Marketing merged with OKD Marketing,

synopsis: OKD Marketing has announced its merger with Brandfire Marketing, becoming Evolve Agency Group. Brandfire is a mid-size, full-service marketing agency located in Markham, ON and OKD Marketing is an independent, full-service marketing and communications agency also based in Canada.
buyer: OKD Marketing
OKD Marketing is an independent, full-service marketing and communications agency in Canada. ODK Marketing is a one stop shop for all marketing needs. They offer marketing services in all categories, including strategy, media, creative, social, digital, promotional, event, and branding. "
target: Brandfire Marketing
Brandfire is a mid-size, full-service marketing agency located in Markham, ON which specializes in brand planning & development, advertising, digital & social, and shopper marketing.
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closed 9/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

LLYC, acquired BESO Holding

synopsis: LLYC takes another step forward in its growth strategy with the acquisition of 75% of the Mexican agency BESO. BESO is a creative data-predictive agency, the successful project of its two founding partners – José Beker and Federico Isuani – who will continue to hold a stake and lead the company’s business. 
buyer: LLYC (BME:LLYC:$52.35)
Llorente & Cuenca (LLYC) is the leading communications, reputation management and public affairs consultancy firm with a presence in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. It has twenty three partners and more than 480 professionals. It currently operates in 13 countries through 16 offices. "
target: BESO Holding
BESO was founded in 2014 based on the collaboration of the two agencies of its founders – Beker and Socialand. Mexico-based BESO is a creative data-predictive agency that has revolutionized advertising by placing technology and data at the very heart of the creative and strategic process.
price ($mm)
$8.40*
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announced 9/8/2021 via BusinessWire

Accenture, will acquire King James Group

synopsis: Accenture, a global professional services company, has entered into an agreement to acquire South Africa-based King James Group, a highly awarded creative agency with deep expertise in brand strategy, creativity and digital marketing services.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$53,736.36)
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: King James Group
King James Group is an independent South African agency, made up of seven specialist companies and divisions that work in tandem. They span advertising, branding, PR, digital marketing and more.
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closed 8/26/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Azerion BV, acquired Keymobile

synopsis: Dutch digital gaming and monetization technology firm Azerion has acquired Keymobile, a provider of mobile advertising services to serve both advertisers and media agencies. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
buyer: Azerion BV (ENXTAM:AZRN:$0.00)
Azerion is a Netherlands-based media, gaming, and technology company that provides safe, reliable, valuable content and services. Azerion engages users while helping advertisers and publishers connect with them by tailoring advertising and content solutions to markets where they're present. "
target: Keymobile
Keymobile is a provider of mobile advertising services to serve both advertisers and media agencies. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$2,383.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,528.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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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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Ticker: NYSE: IPG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Their companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialty marketing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8,319.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,276.60
EBIT ($mm)
$996.30
Net Income ($mm)
$453.60
Employees
54300
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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: KOSE:A030000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide Inc. is a marketing solutions company that offers advertising, public relations, shopper marketing, sports marketing, digital marketing, etc. It was established in 1973 with headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,750.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$196.43
EBIT ($mm)
$170.64
Net Income ($mm)
$116.35
Employees
1274
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Ticker: DLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,790.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.61
EBIT ($mm)
$224.47
Net Income ($mm)
$8.81
Employees
6123
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Ticker: AIM:SAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc is a global marketing services business working across a wide variety of industry sectors with a strategy focused on winning new business and starting new businesses.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$438.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.94
EBIT ($mm)
$22.02
Net Income ($mm)
$2.64
Employees
2483
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Ticker: ASX:IGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IVE Group
IVE Group
IVE Group Ltd is an ASX listed vertically integrated marketing and print communications provider. IVE enables its customers to communicate more effectively with their customers by creating, managing, producing and distributing content across multiple channels.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$395.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.66
EBIT ($mm)
$17.68
Net Income ($mm)
$9.65
Employees
1100
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Ticker: NYSE:HHS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte Hanks is a global marketing services firm specializing in multi-channel marketing solutions. Harte Hanks offers end-to-end marketing services including consulting, strategic assessment, data, analytics, digital, social, mobile, print, direct mail and contact center.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$394.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.14
EBIT ($mm)
($4.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5620
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Ticker: 002712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd. offers media services in China. Through their brands, they offer Media planning and agency (ProVision Media Network), Brand Management (BC&T Boundless Creations & Talents), Outdoor Advertising (EYoung Outdoors), Digital Marketing (Simei Digital), and more.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$374.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.18
EBIT ($mm)
$13.83
Net Income ($mm)
$14.17
Employees
180
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Ticker: CHRM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charm Communications Inc.
Charm Communications Inc.
Charm Communications Inc. is a leading advertising agency in China. It operates its business under three brands: Charm Advertising, Charm Interactive, and Shangxing Media. Charm offers integrated advertising agency services from planning and managing ad campaigns to creating and placing ads.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$183.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.40
EBIT ($mm)
$2.30
Net Income ($mm)
$4.00
Employees
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Ticker: AIM:TMMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Mission Marketing Group plc
The Mission Marketing Group plc
The Mission Marketing Group plc is a national network of creative communications Agencies. The Group portfolio comprises integrated, multi-discipline, multi-sector Agencies, specialists in specific marketing/communications activities and specialists in particular market sectors.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$176.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$8.39
EBIT ($mm)
$6.61
Net Income ($mm)
$1.04
Employees
1000
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