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AdMedia Partners has completed more than 210 transactions with an aggregate value of $8 billion. Recent merger and acquisition activity includes the transactions below.
Advertising & Marketing Services
June 2014
EffectiveBrands, a leading marketing strategy consulting firm, has been acquired by Millward Brown, a global leader in brand, media and communications research and a member of WPP.
April 2014
New Control, a full-service digital and direct agency, has been acquired by Merkle, the nation's leading data-driven analytics and CRM firm.
December 2013
PulsePoint Group, a management consulting firm with a focus on social and digital engagement, has been acquired by Olson, an independent full-service digital agency.
November 2013
Biggs|Gilmore, an award-winning digital agency, has been acquired by VML, a global digital marketing agency and a member of WPP.
August 2013
Benenson Strategy Group, a global strategic research and consulting firm, has been acquired by Kantar, the data investment management division of WPP and a global insight, information and consultancy group.
May 2013
NexGen RxMarketing, a leading technology-enabled marketing services and analytics firm for the healthcare industry, has merged with Meta Pharmaceutical Services, a portfolio company of DFW Capital Partners.
May 2013
Giant Creative Strategy, LLC, the largest independent West Coast healthcare communications agency, has secured a private equity investment from Shamrock Capital Advisors.
December 2012
Civic Entertainment Group, a next-generation marketing services agency, has been acquired by Seacrest Global Group, the independent investment arm of Ryan Seacrest's media and entertainment holdings.
March 2012
KRG Capital Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm, has made an investment in Ansira Partners, a leading independent engagement marketing agency.
October 2011
Media Storm, a strategic media and marketing agency, has received investment funding from TZP Group, a New York based private equity firm.
October 2011
GA|PRC Group, a leading retail marketing agency, has been acquired by RFE Investment Partners and its equity partners, Caymus Equity Partners and Starboard Capital Partners, and with debt financing provided by Fifth Third Bancorp and CapitalSouth Partners.
June 2011
Morpheus Media, a leading digital strategy and media agency serving the world's top luxury and media brands, has been acquired by CREATETHE GROUP, a digital agency and ecommerce technology provider.
June 2011
ICUC, a leading social media moderating, monitoring and community development company, has been acquired by Aegis Media's iProspect.
December 2010
RAZOR, a national marketing strategy and customer engagement agency with a focus on utilizing data and customer analytics for sales generating initiatives, has been acquired by NSI Marketing Services.
December 2010
Marketing Direct, Inc., a leading provider of integrated marketing services to the healthcare industry, has been acquired by KBM Group, a Wunderman company and member of WPP.
September 2010
LEVEL Studios, a leading digital marketing and technology services agency, has been acquired by Rosetta, the largest independent interactive agency in the US and a portfolio company of Lindsay Goldberg.
June 2010
Denali Marketing, a full-service loyalty marketing agency, has merged with OLSON, a leading integrated marketing communications agency and portfolio company of KRG Capital Partners, LLC.
December 2009
Triad Digital Media, LLC, an online media and advertising services company, has received a significant growth capital investment from H.I.G. Ventures, LLC.
December 2009
Cheil Worldwide has acquired The Barbarian Group, an award winning digital creative and marketing company.
December 2009
Monitor Company Group LP has sold Strategic Oxygen LLC, a syndicated technology market research firm, to Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR).
November 2009
Monitor Company Group LP has sold Grail Research, a global strategic research and decision support firm, to Integreon, the global leader in integrated knowledge process outsourcing (KPO).
October 2009
OLSON, a leading integrated marketing communications agency, has secured a private equity investment from KRG Capital Partners, LLC.
February 2009
Media Storm, a leading independent media strategy, planning and buying agency serving the entertainment industry, secured a private equity investment from Shamrock Capital Advisors.
February 2009
Mr. Youth, a leading social marketing agency focusing on word-of-mouth, social interactive and experiential marketing, has been acquired by The Mustang Group LLC and Alta Communications, two Boston-based private equity firms.
July 2008
Brulant, one of the largest independent interactive marketing agencies, has been acquired by Rosetta, a portfolio company of Lindsay Goldberg.
July 2008
Barefoot, a premier creative and interactive advertising agency, has been acquired by Omnicom's BBDO Worldwide.
June 2008
McKinney has completed a management buyout by repurchasing the company previously held by Havas.
June 2008
Manhattan Research, LLC, a premier healthcare market research and advisory services firm, has been acquired by Decision Resources, a world leader in healthcare market research publications, advisory services and consulting.
June 2008
Big Communications, Inc., a leading digital healthcare marketing communications company, has been acquired by Meredith Corporation, one of America's premiere media and marketing companies.
February 2008
The Kern Organization, a leading independent direct marketing agency, has been acquired by Omnicom's DAS division.
December 2007
Craig Murray Productions, LLC, a full-service entertainment marketing agency, has acquired Deadline Advertising, an interactive entertainment marketing agency.
July 2007
iCrossing Inc., a global digital marketing company, has acquired Web development agency Proxicom, Inc.
June 2007
Chandler Chicco Agency, a full-service, global healthcare public relations firm, has been acquired by inVentiv Health, Inc.
May 2007
Benchmark Marketing Services, LLC, a brand consulting and retail design firm, has been acquired by Schawk USA Inc.
May 2007
Addison Whitney, Inc., a brand development and identity consulting firm, has been acquired by inVentiv Health, Inc.
April 2007
CFM Direct, a leading direct marketing agency, has been acquired by Merkle Inc., a leading database marketing agency.
February 2007
Ignite Health, Inc., a leading interactive healthcare marketing agency, has been acquired by inVentiv Health, Inc.
January 2007
New Media Strategies, a leading interactive word of mouth marketing agency, has been acquired by Meredith Corporation.
January 2007
Genex, a leading interactive relationship marketing agency, has been acquired by Meredith Corporation.
December 2006
Archway Merchandising Services, Inc., a portfolio company of Lake Capital, has acquired the assets of National Retail Services, a subsidiary of Havas Holdings, Inc.
November 2006
Impulse Marketing Group, an online lead generation and affiliate marketing company serving the financial services industry, has been acquired by an undisclosed private buyer.
November 2006
The Glover Park Group, a leading independent corporate communications and public affairs firm, has been acquired by private equity firm Svoboda, Collins.
November 2006
Grupo Gallegos, a leading independent Hispanic advertising agency, has repurchased its business from an affiliate of The Richards Group.
August 2006
Shaw Marketing Group, LLC, a leading direct marketing company, has been acquired by Wunderman, a division of WPP.
August 2006
Public Strategies, Inc., a leading public affairs, corporate communications and government relations firm, has been acquired by WPP.
June 2006
The Hazelton Group, a research-based brand strategy and development consulting firm, has been acquired by Archstone Consulting, a strategy and operations management consultancy.
January 2006
Medical Broadcasting Company, the largest independent interactive healthcare agency, has been acquired by Digitas, Inc.
December 2005
Bridge Worldwide, a leading interactive relationship marketing agency, has been acquired by Wunderman, a division of WPP.
December 2005
Creative Domain and Trailer Park, a subsidiary of Lake Capital, have combined to form a leading provider of entertainment marketing services.
December 2005
Dittus Communications, a Washington, DC-based public affairs firm with legislative and regulatory expertise, has been acquired by Financial Dynamics.
September 2005
Federalist Group LLC, a leading Washington, DC-based government relations firm, has been acquired by Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, a division of WPP Group.
June 2005
Taylor Rafferty Associates, Inc., the leading independent investor relations and financial communications advisor, has been acquired by Xinhua Finance Limited, a Hong Kong-based financial information company.
June 2005
360i LLC, a leading provider of search marketing services and technology, has been acquired by Innovative Interactive, an integrated performance-based marketing provider.
November 2004
Burke Inc. has acquired the 50% of its business previously owned by NFO WorldGroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of Taylor Nelson Sofres plc.
November 2004
Cannondale Associates, a leading sales & marketing consulting and software solutions firm, has been acquired by WPP Group.
July 2004
aQuantive, Inc., a digital marketing services and technology company, has acquired SBI.Razorfish, an independent interactive agency specializing in web-based systems and integrated marketing programs.
June 2004
Eric Mower and Associates has acquired PriceMcNabb, an integrated marketing communications agency.
April 2004
Nurun Inc. has acquired Ant Farm Interactive LLC, an interactive marketing agency.
December 2003
Quinn Gillespie & Associates, a Washington, DC-based public affairs firm, has been acquired by WPP Group.
November 2003
Hall & Partners Group, a market research and consulting company, has been acquired by Omnicom Group.
September 2003
Next Fifteen Communications PLC has acquired certain assets of Applied Communications, a technology public relations firm in San Francisco.
September 2003
Cramer-Krasselt, a full service advertising and public relations agency, has acquired Nichol and Co., a public relations firm based in New York.
September 2003
MHi Direct, a direct marketing agency, has been acquired by Blattner Brunner.
May 2003
Freestyle Interactive, a full-service interactive advertising agency, has been acquired by Carat Interactive, Inc.
April 2003
Hakuhodo has acquired Mendelsohn/Zien.
November 2002
HealthQuest, Inc., including its subsidiary, Lehman Millet Incorporated, a healthcare marketing communications company, has been acquired by HealthSTAR Communications, Inc.
November 2002
i-FRONTIER, Corp., an interactive advertising agency, has been acquired by Avenue A, Inc.
March 2002
FitzGerald Communications, Inc. has been acquired by Brodeur Worldwide, a division of Omnicom Group Inc.
November 2001
Epsilon has been acquired by Relizon.
July 2001
International Business Information Inc. ("IBI") has been acquired by Cordiant Communications Group plc.
July 2001
Noonan/Russo Communications, Inc. has been acquired by Diversified Agencies Group, a division of Havas Advertising.
May 2001
The assets of Simmons, Durham & Associates, Inc. were acquired by Arnold Worldwide Partners, Inc., a division of Havas Advertising.
April 2001
McKinney & Silver, Inc., a division of marchFIRST, has been acquired by Arnold Worldwide Partners, Inc. a division of Havas Advertising.
April 2001
SicolaMartin has been acquired by Y&R Advertising, a division of WPP Group plc.
August 2000
Cunningham Communication Inc. has been acquired by Incepta Group plc.
August 2000
Chinnici Direct, Inc. has been acquired by Margeotes|Fertitta + Partners, a subsidiary of Maxxcom Inc.
August 2000
Donino, White & Partners, Inc. has been acquired by Cordiant Communications Group plc.
July 2000
The assets of Imagio Technology Advertising and Public Relations have been acquired by J. Walter Thompson Company.
April 2000
Alvern, Inc. has been acquired by Value Vest.
April 2000
Meridian Consulting Group has been acquired by Euro RSCG Worldwide, a division of Havas Advertising.
March 2000
DeWitt Media, Inc. has been acquired by Publicis U.S. Holdings, Inc., a division of Publicis S.A.
March 2000
The Michael Allen Company has been acquired by Earle Palmer Brown, Inc.
November 1999
Four Points Digital, LLC has been acquired by Whittman-Hart, Inc.
October 1999
Avenue A has acquired iballs.
October 1999
Lobsenz-Stevens Inc. has been acquired by Publicis Dialog, a division of Publicis S.A.
September 1999
Cadmus Direct, a division of Cadmus Communications, has been acquired by Hawkeye Communications, L.P.
September 1999
CPM, Inc. has been acquired by Tempus Group PLC.
September 1999
Marketing Perspectives Limited ("Perspectives") has been acquired by WPP Group PLC.
July 1999
The Benjamin Group, Inc. has been acquired by BSMG Worldwide, a division of True North Communications, Inc.
July 1999
VoiceTrak, Inc. has been acquired by the owners of Burrelle's Information Services LLC.
June 1999
Burrell Communications Group Inc. has been sold to Publicis S.A.
May 1999
Broadwell Marketing Group, Inc. has been acquired by Snyder Communications, Inc.
May 1999
The Hacker Group, Ltd. has been acquired by True North Communications, Inc.
April 1999
Jordan McGrath Case & Partners has been acquired by Euro RSCG Worldwide, a division of Havas Advertising.
March 1999
PromoTech Research Associates, Inc. has been acquired by Snyder Communications, Inc.
February 1999
The Financial Relations Board has been acquired by BSMG Worldwide, a division of True North Communications, Inc.
January 1999
CM Partners, Inc. has been acquired by Foote Cone & Belding, a division of True North Communications, Inc.
January 1999
Hastings Healthcare Group has been acquired by Healthways Communications International.
September 1998
VSM Media, Inc. has been acquired by Tempus Group PLC.
May 1998
Tierney & Partners and The Tierney Group have been acquired by True North Communications
March 1998
Arnold Communications, Inc. has been acquired by Snyder Communications, Inc.
March 1998
The Smith & Jones Communications Company Limited has been acquired by WPP Group, PLC.
February 1998
Russ Reid Company, a direct marketing company, was sold to Omnicom.
September 1997
The marketing services businesses of Marketing Corporation of America has been acquired by The Interpublic Group of Companies.
June 1997
Integrated Communications Corporation has been acquired by Ammirati Puris Lintas, a division of The Interpublic Group of Companies.
January 1997
McKinney and Silver has been acquired by CKS Group, Inc.
October 1996
AdCom Inc. and subsidiaries, including N.W. Ayer & Son, Incorporated, have been acquired by The McManus Group, Inc.
October 1996
The assets of The Media Edge, Inc. have been acquired by Young & Rubicam, L.P.
May 1996
Ketchum Communications Holdings, Inc. has been acquired by Omnicom Group, Inc.
January 1996
Altschiller & Company, a division of Omnicom, has been acquired by Hill Holliday Connors Cosmopulos, Inc.
November 1995
The assets and business of Financial World Partners, L.P. have been acquired by FWI, Inc.
August 1995
AdDirect, the direct marketing division of Ally & Gargano, Inc., has been sold to North Castle Partners, Inc.
August 1995
Dugan-Farley, the health care division of Ally & Gargano, Inc., has been sold to Bozell Worldwide, Inc.
May 1995
Ketchum, Inc. sold its Chicago advertising operations to Bozell Worldwide, Inc.
January 1995
Lewis & Gace, Inc. has been acquired by Bozell Worldwide, Inc.
May 1994
Deutsch Shea & Evans, a recruitment advertising agency, has been acquired by TMP Worldwide, Inc.
May 1994
Einstein and Sandom, Inc., an advertising agency specializing in interactive communications, has been acquired by D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles.
February 1994
Ross Roy, Inc. has sold certain assets of Calet Hirsch & Ferrell, its New York Advertising Agency Subsidiary to a management group operating as FerrellCalvillo Communications.
December 1993
Foote Cone & Belding Communications has sold Krupp-Taylor, its direct marketing subsidiary to DIMAC Direct, a major direct marketing company.
September 1991
Long Haymes & Car, Inc., an advertising agency, has been acquired by The Interpublic Group of Companies.

Media & Publishing
December 2009
Triad Digital Media, LLC, an online media and advertising services company, has received a significant growth capital investment from H.I.G. Ventures, LLC.
March 2009
Western Interiors & Design, LLC, showcasing the best American West architecture and interior design, has been acquired by Sandow Media Corporation, publisher of high-end consumer magazines.
September 2008
Bonnier Corporation, one of the leading consumer-publishing groups in America, has acquired Working Mother Media, Inc., the largest multimedia company focused on the advancement of women and diversity in the workplace, from MCG Capital Corporation.
August 2008
Centro, the leading solution provider for planning and executing national buys of online local media, has acquired Real Cities from The McClatchy Company.
March 2008
Inside Communications, Inc., a leading publisher in the competitive cycling and triathlon segments of the endurance sports industry, has been acquired by Competitor Group, Inc., a leading endurance sport media and event platform created by Falconhead Capital, LLC.
January 2008
SchoolSports, Inc., a leading active lifestyle sports media and events company for high school sports, has been acquired by ESPN Rise LLC, a subsidiary of ESPN.
May 2007
Guide Communications, Inc., an independent yellow pages directory publisher in the New York greater metropolitan area, has been acquired by Yellow Book USA.
April 2007
Hoffman Publications, LLC, a joint venture between Hoffman Media, LLC and Hearst Magazines, will re-launch and publish Victoria magazine.
April 2007
Brunico Communications Inc., a privately-held publishing, event, and communications company, has been acquired by Brunico Communications Ltd.
March 2007
Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc. has sold selected assets of Premiere to Wenner Media, LLC.
March 2007
Bonnier AB, a $2.9 billion international media company, has acquired Time4Media and The Parenting Group from Time Inc.
February 2007
Dorchester Media, LLC has sold the assets of Metal Maniacs and Metal Edge magazines to Zenbu Media, publisher of Relix and Global Rhythm magazines.
January 2007
Burrill & Company, a San Francisco-based life sciences media, merchant banking and venture capital company, has contributed its media assets and joined with VNU Business Media to form Burrill Life Sciences Media, LLC.
January 2007
New Media Strategies, a leading interactive word of mouth marketing agency, has been acquired by Meredith Corporation.
January 2007
Genex, a leading interactive relationship marketing agency, has been acquired by Meredith Corporation.
January 2007
The assets of Quilting Arts, LLC, publishers of Quilting Arts and Cloth Paper Scissors magazines, have been acquired by Interweave Press, a division of Aspire Media LLC, with Frontenac Company and Catalyst Investors.
October 2006
The assets of ReadyMade LLC, a multi-platform media brand for the DIY enthusiast, have been acquired by Meredith Corporation.
June 2006
What's On, LP, publisher of What's On, The Las Vegas Guide, has entered into a strategic partnership with Kellogg Media Group, LLC, a leading media company focused on serving the travel, leisure and hospitality sector at the local and regional level.
May 2006
Bonnier AB, a $2.5 billion international media company, has acquired World Publications, a leading producer of special interest magazines, trade shows and interactive media.
April 2006
Alexander & Edwards Publishing, Inc., publisher of Affordable Housing Finance and Apartment Finance Today, and producer of two related conferences, has been acquired by Hanley-Wood, LLC, a company owned by JPMorgan Partners, LLC.
October 2005
Natural Home & Garden, the magazine of healthy, sustainable living, has been acquired by Ogden Publications, Inc.
August 2005
Editorial Medcom S.A. de C.V., and its wholly owned subsidiary, Grupo Editorial Expansión, have been acquired by Time Inc.
July 2005
Gruner + Jahr USA Publishing has sold Fast Company and Inc. to Mansueto Ventures L.L.C., an entity formed by Joe Mansueto.
June 2005
Dynamic Logic, the leading independent research company specializing in measuring marketing effectiveness, has been acquired by Millward Brown, a unit of WPP Group.
June 2005
Interweave Press, Inc., a leading publisher of magazines and books for craft enthusiasts, has been acquired by Aspire Media, LLC, a company formed to acquire consumer enthusiast media businesses, with Frontenac Company and Catalyst Investors, LP.
December 2004
North Jersey Community Newspapers (West Paterson, NJ), a division of North Jersey Media Group Inc., has purchased certain assets of Aim Action Ads, Inc. (Newfoundland, NJ), publishers of the weeklies Aim Action News and Aim Community News, from Joe Deery.
November 2004
Burke Inc. has acquired the 50% of its business previously owned by NFO WorldGroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of Taylor Nelson Sofres plc.
October 2004
Gruner + Jahr USA Publishing has sold the assets of YM magazine to Condé Nast Publications.
August 2004
Proximus B2B LLC has acquired the assets and business of Retail Systems Alert Group, Inc. and Retail Systems Europe, Inc.
August 2004
The assets of New Age Publishing, Inc. and Thorne Communications, including Body & Soul Magazine and Dr. Andrew Weil's Self Healing newsletter, have been acquired by MSX, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE: MSO).
May 2004
Time Out New York Partners, LP and Mansueto, LLC have entered into an agreement to form TONY Chicago Partners, LLLP for the purposes of publishing Time Out Chicago.
April 2004
The assets of Islands Media, Inc., publishers of Islands, Islands Weddings & Honeymoons, Spa and Resorts & Great Hotels, have been acquired by World Publications, LLC.
August 2003
North Jersey Media Group Inc. (Hackensack, NJ) has purchased the assets of New View Media LLC, publisher of The Weekly News (Pompton Lakes, NJ).
April 2003
The assets and business of Ski Racing International, Inc. have been acquired by Inside Communications, Inc.
November 2002
The assets of Kates-Boylston Publications, Inc. and American Cemetery, Inc., including American Funeral Director, American Cemetery, and The Blue Book of Funeral Directors have been acquired by UCG Information Services, LLC.
October 2002
North Jersey Media Group Inc. (Hackensack, NJ) has acquired The Neighbor News, Inc. (Denville, NJ).
September 2002
North Jersey Media Group Inc. (Hackensack, NJ) has acquired KIDS Magazine (Park Ridge, NJ).
July 2002
Atex Media Solutions, Inc. and Media Command, Inc. have combined to form Atex Media Command Inc.
May 2002
Veranda Publications, Inc. has been acquired by The Hearst Corporation.
October 2001
The stock of Harris InfoSource International, Inc. has been acquired by The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation.
October 2001
South County Peddler, Inc., Wakefield, RI publisher of The Peddler, has been acquired by Journal Register Company, Inc., Trenton, NJ.
September 2001
Review Publishing Limited Partnership, Philadelphia, PA, has sold In Pittsburgh, an alternative weekly newspaper, to Steel City Media, Roslyn, NY.
July 2001
Roe Jan Independent Publishing, Inc. publisher of The Independent and The Paper has sold its assets to Journal Register Company, Inc.
May 2001
Tribune Media Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tribune Company, has acquired TV Data Technologies, LP.
February 2001
Continental Exhibitions, Inc. has sold The International Electrical Exposition & Conference (the "Electric Show") and The Western Electrical Exposition & Conference ("Electric West") to Intertec Publishing Corporation, a PRIMEDIA Company.
January 2001
Rockfleet Media, Inc. (New York, NY) has sold Tri-Town News (Jackson, NJ) to Greater Media Newspapers (Freehold, NJ).
January 2001
Rockfleet Media, Inc. (New York, NY) has sold The Coastal Leader-Review (Point Pleasant, NJ) to Coast Star Newspapers (Manasquan, NJ).
November 2000
The assets of Exit Information Guide, LLC, have been acquired by Trader Publishing Company, a joint venture of Cox Enterprises, Inc. and Landmark Communications, Inc.
October 2000
The assets of Civilization Magazine, published by Worth Media LLC, have been acquired by National Journal Group, Inc.
September 2000
Hachette Productions, Inc. has acquired RTM Productions, Inc., a television production company.
August 2000
A subsidiary of TV Data Technologies, LP has acquired the business and assets of Cable Connection, a cable guide publishing unit of Knight-Ridder, Inc.
August 2000
The assets of PFN Publishing, Inc., publisher of Physicians Financial News, have been acquired by Rogers U.S. Publishing Inc., a subsidiary of Rogers Media.
July 2000
An Internet Content Distribution Agreement has been negotiated between Inside Communications, Inc. and Outdoor Life Network, LLC.
April 2000
H&S Media Incorporated has sold Log Homes Design Ideas magazine to Sabot Publishing, Inc.
April 2000
Out Publishing, Inc. has been acquired by Liberation Publications, Inc.
March 2000
Quest Media LLC has acquired the business and assets of Quest Magazine from Meigher Communications LP. AdMedia Partners acted as financial advisor to Susan Souders Obrecht, the new president of and an investor in Quest Media LLC.
March 2000
Transcontinental Publications, Inc. has acquired the assets related to the publishing activities of Telemedia Communications Inc.
December 1999
H&S Media Incorporated has sold Country Market Place to Emmis Publishing, Inc., a division of Emmis Communications, Inc.
November 1999
IHS Publishing Group, a division of Information Handling Services Group, Inc., has sold Compliance magazine and FacilityCare magazine to Douglas Publications Inc.
November 1999
IHS Publishing Group, a division of Information Handling Services Group, Inc., has sold SMT, SMT Asia, Advanced Packaging, Connector Specifier, Vacuum & Thinfilm and accompanying Web sites to PennWell Publishing Company.
October 1999
American-Republican Inc. has purchased the assets of The Naugatuck, CT Daily News from Horizon Connecticut Publications Inc.
August 1999
The Record-Journal Publishing Company and the White Family of Meriden, CT have acquired the Westerly, RI Sun from the Utter Family.
August 1999
Securities Data Publishing, a division of Thomson Financial, has sold Corporate University Review to The International Quality & Productivity Center, a division of Penton Learning Systems.
July 1999
The assets of Target Communications Corporation have been sold to Intertec Publishing Corporation, a PRIMEDIA company.
March 1999
FutureSource Information Systems, Inc. and Bridge Information Systems have formed a new company, FutureSource/BRIDGE LLC.
October 1998
Reed Publishing (Nederland) BV and Reed Elsevier Inc. have sold The Salesman's Guide Group to Douglas Publications, Inc.
July 1998
The assets and business of Southeast Publishing Ventures, Inc. have been sold to Network Publications, Inc.
May 1998
Chilton Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reed Elsevier Inc., has sold Chilton Research Services to Taylor Nelson AGB Operations Inc., an affiliate of SOFRES Intersearch and Taylor Nelson SOFRES.
April 1998
Equipment Data Associates, Inc. has been sold to Randall Publishing Company.
March 1998
Gremac, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Macromedia Incorporated, has purchased certain assets of Orechio Publications, Inc.
March 1998
PRIMEDIA Inc. has sold Just CrossStitch to Hoffman Media, Inc.
March 1998
PRIMEDIA Inc. has sold Woodworker's Journal to Rockler Companies, Inc.
February 1998
The operating assets of Geyer-McAllister Publications, Inc. have been acquired by Reed Elsevier Business Information.
November 1997
WEKA Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of WEKA Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG, has sold four business information publications to Business and Legal Reports, Inc.
October 1997
Vernon Publications Inc. has sold The Milepost Group to Morris Communications Corporation.
June 1997
The Santa Fe Reporter has been acquired by The Reporter Acquisition Company.
May 1997
The Futures Magazine Division of Oster Communications, Inc. has been acquired by Futures Communications Company, Inc., a new company formed by Berwick Capital, Inc. and Media/Communications Partners.
April 1997
Forbes Newspapers, a division of Forbes, Inc., has been acquired by North Jersey Newspapers Company, a division of MediaNews Group, Inc.
August 1996
The assets and business of The American Journal Nursing Company have been acquired by Lippincott-Raven Publishers, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer U.S. Corporation.
August 1996
Decatur-DeKalb News/Era, a division of Decatur News Publishing Company, has been acquired by Southern Crescent Newspapers, L.P.
May 1996
Vance Publishing Corporation has sold Modern Jeweler magazine to PTN Publishing Company.
March 1996
White Directory Publishers, Inc. has sold The Rochester Directory to New Directory Publishers, Inc.
December 1995
ESS Ventures Incorporated has sold Mid-Atlantic Country magazine to Mid-Atlantic Magazine, LLC.
September 1995
The assets and business of Eagle Publishing Group have been acquired by New England Newspapers, Inc., an affiliate of MediaNews Group, Inc.
August 1995
Yankee Publishing Incorporated has sold Alaska magazine to Southeastern Newspapers Corporation, a subsidiary of Morris Communications Corporation.
July 1995
Times Mirror Magazines, Inc. has sold Sporting Goods Dealer magazine to PTN Publishing Company.

New Media & Interactive
June 2014
EffectiveBrands, a leading marketing strategy consulting firm, has been acquired by Millward Brown, a global leader in brand, media and communications research and a member of WPP.
April 2014
New Control, a full-service digital and direct agency, has been acquired by Merkle, the nation's leading data-driven analytics and CRM firm.
November 2013
Biggs|Gilmore, an award-winning digital agency, has been acquired by VML, a global digital marketing agency and a member of WPP.
October 2013
Heartbeat Ideas, one of the largest independent digital agencies in healthcare communications, has merged with Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, a unit of Publicis Groupe.
July 2013
Search Discovery, Inc. has sold Satellite, its tag management technology, to Adobe Systems Incorporated.
August 2012
BLiNQ Media LLC, a leading social engagement advertising media and technology company, has been acquired by Gannett Co., an international media and marketing solutions company.
February 2012
Droga5, a leading independent agency based in New York, has secured an investment from financier Henry Silverman and media executive Bob Pittman.
October 2011
GA|PRC Group, a leading retail marketing agency, has been acquired by RFE Investment Partners and its equity partners, Caymus Equity Partners and Starboard Capital Partners, and with debt financing provided by Fifth Third Bancorp and CapitalSouth Partners.
June 2011
Morpheus Media, a leading digital strategy and media agency serving the world's top luxury and media brands, has been acquired by CREATETHE GROUP, a digital agency and ecommerce technology provider.
June 2011
ICUC, a leading social media moderating, monitoring and community development company, has been acquired by Aegis Media's iProspect.
December 2010
Marketing Direct, Inc., a leading provider of integrated marketing services to the healthcare industry, has been acquired by KBM Group, a Wunderman company and member of WPP.
November 2010
Real Branding, a digital marketing agency, has been acquired by Schawk, Inc., a leading provider of brand point management services.
September 2010
LEVEL Studios, a leading digital marketing and technology services agency, has been acquired by Rosetta, the largest independent interactive agency in the US and a portfolio company of Lindsay Goldberg.
December 2009
Triad Digital Media, LLC, an online media and advertising services company, has received a significant growth capital investment from H.I.G. Ventures, LLC.
December 2009
Cheil Worldwide has acquired The Barbarian Group, an award winning digital creative and marketing company.
February 2009
Mr. Youth, a leading social marketing agency focusing on word-of-mouth, social interactive and experiential marketing, has been acquired by The Mustang Group LLC and Alta Communications, two Boston-based private equity firms.
September 2008
Range Online Media, a search marketing and online media agency, in its acquisition by iProspect, a subsidiary of Aegis Group plc.
August 2008
Centro, the leading solution provider for planning and executing national buys of online local media, has acquired Real Cities from The McClatchy Company.
July 2008
Brulant, one of the largest independent interactive marketing agencies, has been acquired by Rosetta, a portfolio company of Lindsay Goldberg.
July 2008
Juli B, an online luxury and lifestyle brand that emails local content on upwards of 14 cities in the U.S. and Europe to over 700,000 subscribers, has been acquired by Modern Luxury Magazines, a portfolio company of Clarity Partners.
June 2008
Manhattan Research, LLC, a premier healthcare market research and advisory services firm, has been acquired by Decision Resources, a world leader in healthcare market research publications, advisory services and consulting.
June 2008
Big Communications, Inc., a leading digital healthcare marketing communications company, has been acquired by Meredith Corporation, one of America's premiere media and marketing companies.
March 2008
Spunlogic, an interactive marketing and technology agency, has been acquired by Engauge Marketing, LLC, a marketing solutions agency owned by Halyard Capital.
March 2008
i33 communications LLC, a digital design, development and marketing agency, has been acquired by 360i, a subsidiary of Innovation Interactive LLC.
July 2007
iCrossing Inc., a global digital marketing company, has acquired Web development agency Proxicom, Inc.
July 2007
Refinery, Inc. has been acquired by G2 Worldwide, a partner company of Grey Group and an operating company of WPP.
February 2007
Ignite Health, Inc., a leading interactive healthcare marketing agency, has been acquired by inVentiv Health, Inc.
February 2007
Spannerworks Ltd., a leading U.K.-based search marketing agency, has been acquired by iCrossing, Inc.
January 2007
Burrill & Company, a San Francisco-based life sciences media, merchant banking and venture capital company, has contributed its media assets and joined with VNU Business Media to form Burrill Life Sciences Media, LLC.
January 2007
New Media Strategies, a leading interactive word of mouth marketing agency, has been acquired by Meredith Corporation.
January 2007
Genex, a leading interactive relationship marketing agency, has been acquired by Meredith Corporation.
November 2006
Impulse Marketing Group, an online lead generation and affiliate marketing company serving the financial services industry, has been acquired by an undisclosed private buyer.
January 2006
Medical Broadcasting Company, the largest independent interactive healthcare agency, has been acquired by Digitas, Inc.
December 2005
Bridge Worldwide, a leading interactive relationship marketing agency, has been acquired by Wunderman, a division of WPP.
June 2005
Dynamic Logic, the leading independent research company specializing in measuring marketing effectiveness, has been acquired by Millward Brown, a unit of WPP Group.
June 2005
360i LLC, a leading provider of search marketing services and technology, has been acquired by eXact Advertising, LLC, an integrated performance-based marketing provider.
September 2004
The assets and business of FutureSource, LLC, Lombard, IL, have been acquired by Interactive Data Corporation, Bedford, MA (NYSE: IDC).
July 2004
aQuantive, Inc., a digital marketing services and technology company, has acquired SBI.Razorfish, an independent interactive agency specializing in web-based systems and integrated marketing programs.
April 2004
MDC Partners has acquired CyberSight Canada ULC, an interactive marketing agency.
April 2004
Nurun Inc. has acquired Ant Farm Interactive LLC, an interactive marketing agency.
May 2003
Freestyle Interactive, a full-service interactive advertising agency, has been acquired by Carat Interactive, Inc.
November 2002
i-FRONTIER, Corp., an interactive advertising agency, has been acquired by Avenue A, Inc.
July 2002
Atex Media Solutions, Inc. and Media Command, Inc. have combined to form Atex Media Command Inc.
May 2002
Krypteian Systems, Ltd. has been acquired by CorporateSmarts, Inc.
February 2001
Thomas Publishing Company has sold Thomas Food Industry Register to Grey House Publishing, Inc.
September 2000
Nine Dots Corporation has been acquired by CyberSight Acquisition Company, Inc., an affiliate of CyberSight, LLC.
September 2000
The assets of Coolfire.interactive, Inc. have been acquired by J. Walter Thompson U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of WPP Group, plc.
November 1999
Four Points Digital, LLC has been acquired by Whittman-Hart, Inc.
October 1999
Avenue A has acquired iballs.
July 1999
VoiceTrak, Inc. has been acquired by the owners of Burrelle's Information Services LLC.
March 1999
FutureSource Information Systems, Inc. and Bridge Information Systems have formed a new company, FutureSource/BRIDGE LLC.
May 1998
Chilton Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reed Elsevier Inc., has sold Chilton Research Services to Taylor Nelson AGB Operations Inc., an affiliate of SOFRES Intersearch and Taylor Nelson SOFRES.