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closed 11/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

Remarkable Group Ltd., acquired Pendragon Public Relations

synopsis: Communications and public consultation specialist Remarkable Group has completed the acquisition of Pendragon Public Relations. They specialise in managing stakeholder communications during the planning process for large-scale infrastructure and energy projects.
buyer: Remarkable Group Ltd.
Remarkable Group is an innovative, passionate and award-winning communications agency. Their core disciplines are public affairs & stakeholder engagement, public relations, creative, video & animation and social media. "
target: Pendragon Public Relations
Pendragon specialises in managing communications for large infrastructure projects. They provide advice and stakeholder consultation services, interfacing with politicians, stakeholders, local communities, pressure groups and the media.
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closed 3/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Levick Strategic Communications, acquired Purple Nation Solutions

synopsis: LEVICK announced the acquisition of Purple Nation Solutions, founded by renowned strategist and crisis manager, Lanny J. Davis and former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele. They are a bipartisan one-stop-shop providing legal counsel, media strategy and public relations, and political lobbying.
buyer: Levick Strategic Communications
Levick Strategic Communications represents companies and countries facing the highest-stakes communications challenges. An international communications firm, they specialize at the crucial intersection of finance, crisis, public affairs, and reputation management. "
target: Purple Nation Solutions
Purple Nation Solutions is a hybrid of law, media, and legislative firm providing legal and strategic communication counsel to both individuals and companies. They are a bipartisan one-stop-shop providing legal counsel, media strategy and public relations, and political lobbying.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bully Pulpit Interactive, acquired Aperture Strategies

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

Stagwell Group, will acquire SKDKnickerbocker

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, which is being run by the former advertising executive Mark Penn, will acquire SKDKnickerbocker, the public relations group best known for its advertising and campaign work for prominent Democratic clients.
buyer: Stagwell Group (STGW:$1,469.36)
The Stagwell Group LLC is a registered investment advisory company, which will invest in advertising, research, data analytics, public relations, and digital marketing services. "
target: SKDKnickerbocker
SKDKnickerbocker provides strategic advice, public relations, crisis communications, advertising, direct mail, and research to national and international companies, advocacy organizations, associations, leading non-profit organizations, and elected officials.
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closed 12/8/2014 via PR Newswire

Diversified Agency Services, acquired DDC Advocacy

synopsis: Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., announced the acquisition of DDC Advocacy, a Washington, D.C.-based firm that conducts advocacy campaigns for major corporations, trade associations, business coalitions and nonprofit organizations.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Diversified Agency Services
Diversified Agency Services is a global group of marketing services companies. It includes over 200 companies in the following marketing disciplines: specialty, PR, healthcare, CRM, events, promotional marketing, branding and research. "
target: DDC Advocacy
DDC Advocacy, the leader in issue advocacy since 1996, is a full-service public affairs and issue advocacy firm that executes custom-designed engagement programs and campaigns for government, non-profit, association and corporate clients.
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closed 11/11/2014 via BNC Analysis

Porta Communications plc, acquired PPS Group Ltd.

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

Lambert, Edwards & Associates, acquired Sterling Corporation

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

Next Fifteen Communications Group plc, acquired Connections Media LLC

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc announced that it has acquired an 80% stake in Connections Media LLC, a full-service digital agency specializing in politics and public affairs. The firm provides complete digital campaign services including: strategy, advertising, and social media to political, advocacy and corporate public affairs clients.
buyer: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next Fifteen Communications Group plc is the holding company for a group of worldwide PR consultancies. It owns five independent subsidiary PR agencies that operate as autonomous businesses. It also owns a research business, a policy communications business and a digital consultancy. "
target: Connections Media LLC
Connections Media is a full service digital agency specializing in politics and public affairs. Founded in 2004, it is a talented team of veteran strategists, designers, developers, analytics experts & new media communicators.
price ($mm)
$1.85*
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$3
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closed 4/4/2012 via PR Newswire

DirectImpact, acquired Crowdverb

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

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

synopsis: Political public relations veterans Crystal Canney and Felicia Knight have merged their respective firms to form a new Portland-based company in advance of the 2014 elections. Both companies are media consulting firms with expertise in political public relations.
buyer: Knight Vision International, LLC
Knight Vision International is a strategic media consulting firm with expertise in communications, positioning, public relations, public policy, government relations, crisis communications, and media training. "
target: Canney Communications, LLC
Crystal Canney is a political public relations veteran. Canney Communications has been involved in successful campaigns since 2009.
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closed 5/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

Connect Communications, acquired Connect Communications

synopsis: Connect Communications, an award winning independent political communications agency, has announced a Management Buyout by Andy Sawford, Sarah King and Laura Blake, who have completed the purchase of 100% of the shareholding and ownership of the company.
buyer: Connect Communications
Connect Communications is an award winning independent political communications agency. They consistently achieve results – whether helping promote a new policy idea, rebuilding a damaged reputation, or building capacity within in-house teams. "
target: Connect Communications
Connect Communications is an award winning independent political communications agency. They consistently achieve results – whether helping promote a new policy idea, rebuilding a damaged reputation, or building capacity within in-house teams.
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closed 12/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

SEC Newgate S.p.A, acquired ORCA Affairs

synopsis: SEC Newgate S.p.A., a communications and media group, has signed agreements to acquire a 60% shareholding in four tranches in Orca Affairs, a media consulting agency, that works in both the private and public sector.
buyer: SEC Newgate S.p.A (AIM:SECG:$78.39)
SEC Newgate, based London, is a research-driven global strategic communications and advocacy group. Its team works at the nexus of business, politics, communities, markets and media to deliver positive outcomes, helping clients clearly demonstrate their purpose, impact locally, all around the world."
target: ORCA Affairs
ORCA Affairs, based in Germany, applies curiosity, vision, responsibility, initiative, and its own particular personality in developing, managing, executing and assessing communications of sensitive topics related to politics and society for public institutions, interest groups, and corporations.
price ($mm)
$0.86*
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$13
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closed 11/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Portland Communications, acquired Forbes Associates

synopsis: Portland, a communications consultancy with international reach, has acquired Forbes Associates to support its growth in the Middle East. Forbes Associates is an exciting new independent consultancy based in Qatar, delivering high-level support in communications and public relations to governments, companies and individuals.
buyer: Portland Communications
Portland is a communications consultancy with international reach. They specialize in integrated media and political campaigns. They support major brands and leading figures on strategic communications, public affairs, international affairs and digital. "
target: Forbes Associates
Forbes Associates is an exciting new independent consultancy based in Qatar, delivering high-level support in communications and public relations to governments, companies and individuals.
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closed 6/8/2016 via Company Press Release

Sussex Strategy Group, acquired Adrenaline Digital Inc.

synopsis: Sussex Strategy Group, one of Canada’s premier government relations and strategic communications firms, announced its acquisition of Adrenaline Digital, a leading digital advocacy company in Toronto. Adrenaline was Canada's first, exclusively digital, public affairs agency.
buyer: Sussex Strategy Group
Sussex is Canada's premier advisory firm for businesses and organizations facing complex challenges involving government, media, and the public. Sussex uses skill, research, extensive campaign experience and creativity to enhance and protect its clients' reputations and interests. "
target: Adrenaline Digital Inc.
Adrenaline was Canada's first, exclusively digital, public affairs agency. Since then, Adrenaline has helped clients across the country form movements around issues and influence public opinion on issues across multiple sectors.
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announced 11/29/2011 via BusinessWire

WPP Group, plc, will acquire The Glover Park Group

synopsis: WPP has agreed to acquire The Glover Park Group (“GPG”), a nationally-recognized strategic communications and government relations firm. GPG offers its clients a suite of fully integrated services including public affairs, media relations, government affairs, opinion research, crisis communications, digital strategy, and others.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$16,598.04)
WPP, through its operating companies, provides a comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services including: advertising; media investment management; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; healthcare communications; direct marketing and specialist communications. "
target parent: Svoboda Capital Partners LLC
target: The Glover Park Group
The Glover Park Group (“GPG”) is a nationally-recognized strategic communications and government relations firm. GPG offers its clients a suite of fully integrated services including public affairs, media relations, government affairs, opinion research, crisis communications, and more.
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closed 2/1/2014 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Fleck Consulting of Allentown and WS Group of Harrisburg have merged to form Seven Points Consulting. Fleck Consulting Inc. offers a full range of governmental, political and public relations consulting to clients throughout Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region. The WS Group, LLC is a fundraising, direct mail, and strategic services firm.
buyer: The WS Group, LLC
The WS Group, LLC is a fundraising, direct mail, and strategic services firm based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. From candidates for County Commissioner to those seeking statewide office, the WS Group provides tailor-made services that help their clients meet their toughest electoral challenges. "
target: Fleck Consulting, Inc.
Fleck Consulting Inc. offers a full range of governmental, political and public relations consulting to clients throughout Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region. The firm has over 50 years combined experience in public relations, political and governmental consulting.
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closed 11/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

Remarkable Group Ltd., acquired Pendragon Public Relations

synopsis: Communications and public consultation specialist Remarkable Group has completed the acquisition of Pendragon Public Relations. They specialise in managing stakeholder communications during the planning process for large-scale infrastructure and energy projects.
buyer: Remarkable Group Ltd.
Remarkable Group is an innovative, passionate and award-winning communications agency. Their core disciplines are public affairs & stakeholder engagement, public relations, creative, video & animation and social media. "
target: Pendragon Public Relations
Pendragon specialises in managing communications for large infrastructure projects. They provide advice and stakeholder consultation services, interfacing with politicians, stakeholders, local communities, pressure groups and the media.
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closed 11/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Remarkable Group Ltd., acquired HardHat Communications Limited

synopsis: The PR and public affairs agency Remarkable Group has acquired London-based firm HardHat Communications. Founded in 2006, HardHat is the leading specialist communications consultancy for the property, development, energy and infrastructure sectors.
buyer: Remarkable Group Ltd.
Remarkable Group is an innovative, passionate and award-winning communications agency, matching media and message to clients'​ essential business objectives. They combine core disciplines of public affairs & stakeholder engagement, public relations, creative, video & animation and social media. "
target: HardHat Communications Limited
HardHat is the leading specialist communications consultancy for the property, development, energy and infrastructure sectors. They operate across the UK, managing political, media and community relationships for some of the country’s most respected companies.
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closed 11/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

Remarkable Group Ltd., acquired Pendragon Public Relations

synopsis: Communications and public consultation specialist Remarkable Group has completed the acquisition of Pendragon Public Relations. They specialise in managing stakeholder communications during the planning process for large-scale infrastructure and energy projects.
buyer: Remarkable Group Ltd.
Remarkable Group is an innovative, passionate and award-winning communications agency. Their core disciplines are public affairs & stakeholder engagement, public relations, creative, video & animation and social media. "
target: Pendragon Public Relations
Pendragon specialises in managing communications for large infrastructure projects. They provide advice and stakeholder consultation services, interfacing with politicians, stakeholders, local communities, pressure groups and the media.
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closed 5/25/2022 via BNC Analysis

MOOT Group, acquired Unknown Marketing

synopsis: MOOT, an advanced ecommerce platform for brands that have outgrown their existing Shopify solution, has acquired Unknown Marketing, a deliberately different agency with an entrepreneurial approach to social media, search marketing and influencer management trusted by fast growth DTC brands and founder-led businesses.
buyer: MOOT Group
MOOT is an advanced ecommerce platform for brands that have outgrown their existing Shopify solution and needing to realize their growth potential. "
target: Unknown Marketing
Unknown Marketing is a deliberately different agency with an entrepreneurial approach to social media, search marketing and influencer management trusted by fast growth DTC brands and founder-led businesses.
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announced 5/12/2022 via PR Newswire

Schafer Condon Carter, Inc., will acquire Kitchen Sink Studios

synopsis: Schafer Condon Carter (SCC), a full-service creative agency, will acquire Kitchen Sink Studios, a strategic branding company. Kitchen Sink merges business savvy, storytelling, and data to give businesses a competitive edge. They offer services for brand discovery, logo & identity, brand refresh, SEO, social media, public relations, and more.
buyer: Schafer Condon Carter, Inc.
Schafer Condon Carter (SCC) is a digitally driven, full-service creative agency that builds brands and businesses through data-driven human insights and powerful brand ideas. SCC works with Kellogg's, Danone, the Chicago Cubs, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and First Midwest Bank, among others. "
target: Kitchen Sink Studios
Kitchen Sink Studios is a strategic branding company. Kitchen Sink merges business savvy, storytelling, and data to give businesses a competitive edge. They offer services for brand discovery & strategy, logo & identity, brand refresh, SEO, social media, public relations, and more.
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closed 5/11/2022 via BNC Analysis

Miami Social Marketing merged with Kreps PR & Marketing,

synopsis: Miami Social Marketing, one of the region’s pioneering social media agencies, has merged with Kreps PR & Marketing, a BrandStar Company, and has re-branded as KrepsSocial. The merger expands Kreps PR’s offerings to its clients throughout South Florida and the Northeast.
buyer parent: BrandStar
buyer: Kreps PR & Marketing
Kreps PR & Marketing, a BrandStar Company, is a boutique agency offering public relations, social media, crisis communications and event and activations services to clients spanning multiple industries and geographies. "
target: Miami Social Marketing
Miami Social Marketing (MSM) is a Social Media and Marketing company focused on helping organizations create authentic connections through relevant content and dialogue to engage a targeted audience through social media.
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closed 5/11/2022 via BusinessWire

Hart Inc., acquired MDB Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Hart, an independent marketing and advertising agency delivering unified brand experiences that engage and empower consumers, has acquired MDB Communications, a full-service media-neutral agency. The notable move expands Hart’s marketing approach and service-minded delivery on a national scale while preserving Hart’s status as an independent agency.
buyer: Hart Inc.
Hart is an independent, full-service marketing firm. True to its founding principles, for nearly 60 years Hart’s thinkers, creatives and builders have been delivering unified brand experiences that engage and empower consumers throughout the customer journey. "
target: MDB Communications, Inc.
MDB Communications is a full-service, media-neutral agency that's powered by experienced leaders and innovators. From brand development to media planning, creative execution to public relations, MDB delivers solid thinking, airtight strategy, messaging that motivates and the metrics to prove it.
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closed 5/4/2022 via BNC Analysis

Openapp, acquired SectorQube

synopsis: Openapp, India's largest smart lock company, has acquired SectorQube, a web and mobile app development company in India. SectorQube helps their clients to build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. They offer services for web development, e-commerce, mobile app development, SEO, social media marketing, and more.
buyer: Openapp
Openapp is India's largest smart lock company. Openapp designs, develops and sells revolutionary smart locks that can be managed through their mobile app. The app allows users to unlock Openapp smart devices, view activity, and share access. "
target: SectorQube
SectorQube is a web and mobile app development company in India. SectorQube helps their clients to build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. They offer services for web development, e-commerce, mobile app development, SEO, social media marketing, and more.
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$2.30
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closed 5/4/2022 via PR Newswire

Labelium S.A.S., acquired 1000Heads

synopsis: Paris-based Labelium Group has acquired 1000heads, a leading British provider of social media-led data & insights, strategic consultancy and creative services. 1000heads provides a fully integrated, end-to-end Social Transformation proposition to blue-chip clients such as Alphabet, Snap Inc, Diageo, and Bimbo.
buyer: Labelium S.A.S.
Labelium is an independent digital group headquartered in Paris. It relies on a strong international network to help support the digital acceleration of companies. The agency manages and optimises digital performance (media, commerce, intelligence) for brands such as L'Oréal, Coty, and LVMH. "
target parent: Phoenix Equity Partners
target: 1000Heads
Based in the UK, 1000heads combines expertise in data & analytics, strategy, technology, and creativity to help the world's best businesses build Social Age brands. 1000heads provides a fully integrated, end-to-end Social Transformation proposition to blue-chip clients.
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closed 4/27/2022 via PR Newswire

Fusion92, acquired DP Plus

synopsis: Fusion92, an award-winning marketing innovation company, announced it has acquired DP+, Michigan's largest independently owned marketing agency, to further expand Fusion92's capabilities, technology and expertise in delivering best-in-class marketing solutions for client partners.
buyer: Fusion92
Fusion92 is a Midwest independent marketing innovation company that helps growth stage and enterprise brands thrive. The firm's comprehensive stack of services and products helps bring exponential returns to companies in virtually every industry and vertical. "
target: DP Plus
DP+ is a full service independent marketing agency. Its partner and proprietary media tool optimizes and creates efficiencies at levels and speeds that outperform all industry benchmarks. Their services include campaigns, social media marketing, content creation, SEO, lead generation, and more.
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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 4/20/2022 via Company Press Release

Aloysius Butler & Clark, acquired Mangos Inc.

synopsis: Aloysius Butler & Clark (AB&C), a full-service marketing communications agency, has acquired Mangos, a marketing agency best known for its strategic planning, branding and advertising. The acquisition will make AB&C one of the largest full-service independent marketing communications agencies in the region.
buyer: Aloysius Butler & Clark
Aloysius Butler & Clark (AB&C) is one of the largest independent full-service marketing communications agencies on the East Coast. Established in B2B and consumer marketing, the agency brings Creative Intelligence to local, regional, national and international accounts in a variety of industries. "
target: Mangos Inc.
Mangos is an independent creative agency that helps brands participate boldly in the world. Its key capabilities include brand & product positioning, integrated campaigns, launch strategy, brand identity, marketing planning, social media campaigns, content strategy, branded content, and more.
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closed 4/20/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Establish PR, acquired Outbrand

synopsis: Establish PR, a leading public relations (PR) agency, has acquired Outbrand, a PR agency aiming to create leading authorities. Outbrand helps their clients to share their story and become a known authority in their industry. They provide services for influencer marketing, lead generation, SEO, podcast tours, and more.
buyer: Establish PR
Establish PR is a leading PR agency. Establish helps businesses to create their story, share it online, and take control of their narrative. They create eye-catching content that enables their clients to go viral on social media platforms and increase their online presence. "
target: Outbrand
Outbrand is a public relations agency aiming to create leading authorities. Outbrand helps their clients to share their story and become a known authority in their industry. They provide services for influencer marketing, lead generation, SEO, podcast tours, and more.
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announced 4/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, will acquire Be Media Group Pty Ltd

synopsis: Animoca Brands Corporation Ltd will acquire Australian digital marketing agency Be Media to lead non-fungible tokens (NFT), blockchain development and metaverse partnerships for major Australian brands. Founded by Australian entrepreneur Jordan Fogarty in 2013, Be Media focuses on digital strategy, search and social advertising.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target: Be Media Group Pty Ltd
Australian digital marketing agency Be Media is a premium player in the Web 2.0 space. The company was founded by Australian entrepreneur Jordan Fogarty in 2013. Be Media focuses on digital strategy, search and social advertising.
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closed 4/13/2022 via BNC Analysis

Huntsworth PLC, acquired Cirkle

synopsis: Huntsworth, an international healthcare and communications group based in the UK, has acquired Cirkle, an award winning creative PR agency in the UK. Cirkle partners with purpose driven multi-brand owners and leaders to build trusted relationships. They provide services for brand communications, social media, content creation, and more.
buyer parent: Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
buyer: Huntsworth PLC (LSE:HNT:$342.69)
UK-based Huntsworth is an international healthcare and communications group. The Group's principal areas of focus are marketing, medical, and immersive communications services to healthcare clients, which are primarily large and mid-size pharmaceutical and biotech companies. "
target: Cirkle
Cirkle is an award winning creative PR agency in the UK. Cirkle partners with purpose driven multi-brand owners and leaders to build trusted relationships that deliver strategic and business difference. They provide services for brand communications, social media, content creation, and more.
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closed 4/1/2022 via BNC Analysis

Be Group, acquired Synapsy S.r.l.

synopsis: Be, a management consultancy in Italy, has acquired a 51% stake in Synapsy S.r.L., an integrated events and communication agency in Italy. Synapsy organizes events that enables brands and people to interact with each other and create spectacular stories. They provide services for event production, brand design, social media, and more.
buyer: Be Group (BIT:BET:$247.17)
Be Group, listed on the STAR segment of Borsa Italiana, is a management consultancy and transformational digital engagement solutions firm in Italy. The Company provides Business Consulting, Information Technology and Digital Engagement services. "
target: Synapsy S.r.l.
Synapsy is an integrated events and communication agency in Italy. Synapsy organizes events that enables brands and people to interact with each other and create spectacular stories. They provide services for event production, brand design, social media, creative strategy, and more.
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closed 3/30/2022 via BNC Analysis

Contentellect Limited, acquired Tasket

synopsis: Top-rated SEO content provider, Contentellect expands horizons and merges with Tasket to broaden their service offering. Tasket is a specialized virtual assistant service provider that was started in March 2020 by Contentellect’s founder and CEO, Mark Whitman. Tasket’s main service offering is bespoke link building and digital PR.
buyer: Contentellect Limited
Based in Guernsey, Contentellect is a no nonsense content marketing agency. At Contentellect they avoid lofty and unrealistic promises, and instead focus on the foundational elements of winning websites: Quality Content & Powerful Links. "
target: Tasket
Tasket is a specialized virtual assistant service provider that was started in March 2020 by Contentellect’s founder and CEO, Mark Whitman. Tasket’s main service offering is bespoke link building and digital PR, delivered by experienced virtual assistants.
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closed 3/30/2022 via PR Newswire

Hawke Media, acquired Social Nucleus

synopsis: Hawke Media has acquired Social Nucleus, a British digital marketing firm, offering a substantial competitive boost to the rapidly growing Los Angeles based firm. Hawke Media will continue to offer its wide array of marketing services in the USA, Canada and now alongside Social Nucleus in the UK.
buyer: Hawke Media
Established on the idea that every modern business needs a CMO-level expert to lead marketing efforts, Hawke Media specializes in custom, data-driven, performance-focused solutions to help launch, scale, and invigorate businesses of all sizes, industries, and revenue models. "
target: Social Nucleus
Social Nucleus is a globally operating marketing agency providing paid advertising services to eCommerce businesses. Based in Manchester, Social Nucleus' services include paid social media ads, paid Google ads, email marketing, and organic social media management.
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closed 3/30/2022 via BNC Analysis

Karol Marketing, acquired Fusion PR Creative

synopsis: Karol Marketing, an award-winning PR, marketing, design and digital agency in the UK, has acquired Fusion PR Creative, a full service public relations and creative design agency in the UK. Fusion PR offers services for media relations, community relations, social media, content creation, and more.
buyer: Karol Marketing
Karol Marketing is an award-winning PR, marketing, design and digital agency in the UK. Karol develops bespoke campaigns that add value to their client's business and deliver results. They specialize in media relations, social media management, PR, content creation, influencer marketing, and more. "
target: Fusion PR Creative
Fusion PR Creative is a full service public relations and creative design agency in the UK. Fusion PR aims to build long-term relationships that bring real value to their clients and partners. They offer services for media relations, community relations, social media, content creation, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/25/2022 via BusinessWire

Robbie Sosna, acquired 98 Buck Social

synopsis: Robbie Sosna, a private investor, has acquired 98 Buck Social, a social media marketing agency. 98 Buck Social provides affordable social media marketing services to small and medium-sized businesses. Their core services include regular posts to its customers’ Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. They also offer SEO services.
buyer: Robbie Sosna
Robbie Sosna is a private investor. "
target: 98 Buck Social
98 Buck Social is a social media marketing agency. 98 Buck Social provides affordable social media marketing services to small and medium-sized businesses. Their core services include regular posts to its customers’ Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. They also offer SEO services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 3/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

BPE Unternehmensbeteiligungen GmbH, acquired MSM.digital

synopsis: BPE, a German investment company, has acquired a majority stake in MSM.digital, a digital agency in Germany. MSM.digital helps businesses to grow their brands, reach their target audiences, and drive more sales. They offer services for PR, social media, experiential marketing, influencer marketing, content creation, and more.
buyer: BPE Unternehmensbeteiligungen GmbH
BPE is a German investment company that specializes in management buy-outs and management buy-ins. BPE is focused on supporting medium-sized businesses. The company aims to help create new medium-sized businesses and turn managers into entrepreneurs. "
target: MSM.digital
MSM.digital is a digital agency in Germany. MSM.digital helps businesses to grow their brands, reach their target audiences, and drive more sales. They offer services for PR, social media, experiential marketing, influencer marketing, content creation, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/23/2022 via BusinessWire

Business Warrior, acquired Helix House Advertising

synopsis: Business Warrior Corp., an open source technology company that helps small businesses to enhance their brand, has acquired Helix House, an award-winning advertising agency. Helix House specializes in creating customized, ROI-driven, growth-focused advertising solutions. They provide services for SEO, social media, content marketing, and more.
buyer: Business Warrior (OTCPK:BZWR:$0.39)
Business Warrior is an open source technology company that helps small businesses to enhance their brand. Business Warrior provides a data driven marketing solution that collects multiple data points to provide a holistic view of a business's online reputation, listings, search results and more. "
target: Helix House Advertising
Helix House is an award-winning advertising agency. Helix House specializes in creating customized, ROI-driven, growth-focused advertising solutions for businesses across the globe. They provide services for SEO, social media, content marketing, PPC advertising, and more.
price ($mm)
$2.25
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/23/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

Media Carry, acquired VVILL

synopsis: Media Carry, a full-service Shopify plus agency in the UK, has acquired VVILL, a leading social media advertising agency. VVILL helps brands to grown their audiences and drive results. They specialize in Instagram campaigns, and digital commerce media buying for enterprise clients. They also offer influencer marketing services.
buyer: Media Carry
Media Carry is a full-service Shopify plus agency in the UK. Media Carry works with ambitious brands to leverage their growth potential and build long-term success. They offer services for web design and development, SEO, Shopify integration, and more. "
target: VVILL
VVILL is a leading social media advertising agency. VVILL helps brands to grown their audiences and drive results. They specialize in Instagram campaigns, and digital commerce media buying for enterprise clients. They also offer influencer marketing services.
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