M&A Deal Summary

Vericast Acquires Valassis Communications

On February 4, 2014, Vericast acquired communications company Valassis Communications for 1.8B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Vericast’s 1st transaction in the Communications sector.
  • This is Vericast’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Vericast’s 4th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Vericast’s 1st transaction in Michigan.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2014-02-04
Target Valassis Communications
Sector Communications
Buyer(s) Vericast
Deal Type Going Private
Deal Value 1.8B USD
Advisor(s) J.P. Morgan Securities LLC (Financial)
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
McDermott Will & Emery LLP (Legal)

Target

Valassis Communications

Livonia, Michigan, United States
website
Valassis Communications, Inc. provides various media and marketing services in the United States, Europe, Mexico, and Canada.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Vericast

San Antonio, Texas, United States

website


Category Company
SectorMarketing
Employees4,100
Revenue 1.2B USD (2022)
DESCRIPTION

Vericast is a marketing solutions company that accelerates profitable revenue growth for the 70,000 businesses it serves directly by influencing consumer purchasing and transaction behavior at scale while engaging with over 120 million households daily. Its major business units, Valassis, Harland Clarke, RetailMeNot, and QuickPivot. Vericast is based in San Antonio, Texas.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 4 of 5
Sector (Communications) 1 of 1
Type (Going Private) 1 of 1
State (Michigan) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 4 of 5
Year (2014) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-10-22 Faneuil

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Faneuil, Inc. is a service company providing integrated customer management solutions for public and private sector organizations. The company specializes in contact center solutions, back office operations, violations processing, revenue collection services, and fulfillment services. Faneuil has cultivated lifetime customer relationships by delivering exceptional customer service and focusing on the needs of its clients and customers. Faneuil continues to shape the industry with innovative, award winning, and widely acclaimed customer management solutions.

Sell $50M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-04-10 RetailMeNot

Austin, Texas, United States

RetailMeNot, Inc. operates a digital coupon marketplace connecting consumers with primary retailers and brands. The company enables consumers across the globe to find hundreds of thousands of digital offers to save money while they shop or dine out. The Company was formed in 2007 and is based in Austin, Texas.

Buy $630M