Dentsu Aegis Network Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Marketing Company

Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired 132 companies, including 72 in the last 5 years. A total of 8 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Dentsu Aegis Network’s largest acquisition to date was in 2012, when it acquired Roundarch for $125M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2011, when it sold Synovate to Ipsos SA for $808M. Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired in 12 different US states, and 43 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include marketing (47%) and media (34%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity131
    • M&A Buy Activity130
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 43
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.

Regent’s Place, 10 Triton Street,
London, NW1 3BF
United Kingdom,
+44 (0) 207 070 7700
www.dentsuaegisnetwork.com

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd. is a media communication services, marketing, and market research company. Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands - Carat, Dentsu, dentsu X, iProspect, Isobar, mcgarrybowen, Merkle, MKTG, Posterscope and Vizeum and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. 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. Offering a distinctive and innovative range of products and services, Dentsu Aegis Network is headquartered in London and operates in 145 countries worldwide with more than 38,000 dedicated specialists.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (12.6/yr) # 67 25 17 14 3 4 130
vol $212M $212M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $808M $808M
  131

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Water Cooler Group LLC 2020-02-13 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.mediastorm.biz
4Cite Marketing 2020-01-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Albany, New York · www.4cite.com
Digital Pi, Inc. 2020-01-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Dallas, Texas · www.digitalpi.com
E-Nor, Inc. 2020-01-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Santa Clara, California · www.e-nor.com
MuteSix, Inc. 2019-08-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles, California · www.www.mutesix.com
Davanti Consulting Ltd. 2019-07-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Auckland, New Zealand · www.davanti.co.nz
Ambient Digital Advertising Service Co. Ltd. 2019-07-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam · www.ambientdigitalgroup.com
Digital Evolution Group 2018-12-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Overland Park, Kansas · www.degdigital.com
Videobeat Networks GmbH 2018-12-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Hamburg, Germany · www.videobeat.net
Namics AG 2018-10-22 - Add-on Acquisition
St. Gallen, Switzerland · www.namics.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Merkle, Inc. 2016-08-08 Filter LLC 2019-01-17 6
Columbia, Maryland · www.merkleinc.com Seattle, Washington · www.filterdigital.com
eCommera Ltd. 2015-06-15 OrderDynamics Corp. 2018-11-14 1
London, United Kingdom · www.ecommera.com Richmond Hill, Ontario · www.orderdynamics.com
Merkle, Inc. 2016-08-08 Amicus Digital 2018-08-20 5
Columbia, Maryland · www.merkleinc.com Sydney, Australia · www.amicusdigital.com.au
Merkle, Inc. 2016-08-08 HelloWorld, Inc. 2018-01-03 1
Columbia, Maryland · www.merkleinc.com Southfield, Michigan · www.helloworld.com
Merkle, Inc. 2016-08-08 Sokrati, Inc. 2017-07-27 4
Columbia, Maryland · www.merkleinc.com San Francisco, California · www.sokrati.com
Merkle, Inc. 2016-08-08 Aquila Insight 2017-07-03 3
Columbia, Maryland · www.merkleinc.com Edinburgh, United Kingdom · www.aquilainsight.com
Merkle, Inc. 2016-08-08 DIVISADERO Digital Intelligence 2017-04-05 2
Columbia, Maryland · www.merkleinc.com Madrid, Spain · www.divisadero.es
MKTG, Inc. 2014-05-28 S&E Sponsorship Group, Inc. 2016-12-02 1
New York, New York · www.mktg.com Toronto, Ontario · www.sesponsorshipgroup.com
Merkle, Inc. 2016-08-08 Axis41 2016-11-03 1
Columbia, Maryland · www.merkleinc.com Salt Lake City, Utah · www.axis41.com
McGarry Bowen LLC 2008-11-30 Arrechedera Claverol 2016-05-13 1
New York, New York · www.mcgarrybowen.com Mexico City, Mexico · www.arrechederaclaverol.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Marketing 60 (46%) 67M (32%) 1 (100%) 808M (100%)
Media 43 (33%) 133M (63%) - -
Digital Media 9 (7%) - - -
Information Technology 7 (5%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 6 (5%) 13M (6%) - -
Business Services 2 (2%) - - -
Information Services 2 (2%) - - -
Software 1 (1%) - - -
Total 130 $212M 1 $808M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 27 138M - -
  New York 8 - - -
  California 6 - - -
  Illinois 3 125M - -
  Texas 2 - - -
  Wisconsin 1 - - -
  North Carolina 1 - - -
  New Jersey 1 - - -
  Michigan 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 13M - -
  Maryland 1 - - -
  Kansas 1 - - -
  Florida 1 - - -
United Kingdom 12 - - -
China 8 7M - -
India 6 - - -
Australia 5 - - -
Brazil 5 - - -
Netherlands 5 - - -
Canada 4 - - -
  Ontario 3 - - -
  Manitoba 1 - - -
France 4 - - -
New Zealand 3 - 1 808M
Chile 3 - - -
Germany 3 50M - -
Italy 3 - - -
Singapore 3 - - -
South Africa 3 - - -
Belgium 2 - - -
Hong Kong 2 770K - -
Indonesia 2 - - -
Malaysia 2 - - -
Russia 2 17M - -
Spain 2 - - -
Sweden 2 - - -
Switzerland 2 - - -
Argentina 1 - - -
Austria 1 - - -
Denmark 1 - - -
Egypt 1 - - -
Finland 1 - - -
Ireland 1 - - -
Israel 1 - - -
Japan 1 - - -
Kazakhstan 1 - - -
Kenya 1 - - -
Lithuania 1 - - -
Mexico 1 - - -
Norway 1 - - -
Poland 1 - - -
Romania 1 - - -
Sri Lanka 1 - - -
Taiwan 1 - - -
Thailand 1 - - -
Turkey 1 - - -
Vietnam 1 - - -
Domestic 12 (9%) - - -
Cross-border 118 (91%) 212M (100%) 1 (100%) 808M (100%)
Total 130 $212M 1 $808M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $125M
< $100M 5 $87M
TOTAL $212M
Largest Roundarch, Inc. (Isobar)
$125M (2012-02-22)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $808M
TOTAL $808M
Largest Synovate Ltd.
$808M (2011-07-27)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
8 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
4 33%
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%

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