M&A

Marketing M&A Deal Value Triples in 2014

Marketing M&A Deal Value Triples in 2014

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There were four marketing transactions that were each worth more than $2 billion this past year, compared to only one such deal in 2013.

Oracle Agrees to Buy Datalogix

Oracle Agrees to Buy Datalogix

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A leader in offline-online integration of customer data, Datalogix is a plum addition to Oracle's Public Cloud.

R.R. Donnelley Completes Purchase of Consolidated Graphics

R.R. Donnelley Completes Purchase of Consolidated Graphics

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It's estimated that Donnelley paid $620 million plus assumption of debt.

Publicis Groupe Merges Digitas and LBi

Publicis Groupe Merges Digitas and LBi

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The holding company aims to create the world's top digital agency.

Epsilon goes omnichannel with its acquisition of Hyper Marketing

Epsilon goes omnichannel with its acquisition of Hyper Marketing

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Epsilon, the marketing services division of Alliance Data Systems, has agreed to acquire Hyper Marketing for approximately $460 million.

Amazon.com agrees to acquire Kiva Systems

Amazon.com has agreed to acquire Kiva Systems for $775 million in cash, the company said in a statement. Kiva Systems, which will retain its brand, provides end-to-end material handling solutions for distribution centers, which include automated robots for moving inventory and software for tracking products throughout the picking and sorting process.

UPS acquires TNT Express

UPS acquires TNT Express

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UPS has reached an agreement to acquire Dutch-based international delivery services company TNT Express, said UPS director of global media services Norman Black. TNT Express's major shareholders have agreed on UPS's all-cash offer at $6.8 billion. UPS expects the deal to close during the third quarter of 2012.

Infogroup aquires GoTime

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Infogroup, a database services provider, has acquired Seattle-based data company GoTime, Christian Ward, chief data officer of Infogroup told Direct Marketing News. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Drakoulias promoted to Draftfcb global chief of staff

Drakoulias promoted to Draftfcb global chief of staff

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Peter Drakoulias has been promoted to the newly-created position of global chief of staff at Draftfcb effective immediately, he told Direct Marketing News. He will report to Draftfcb president and CEO Laurence Boschetto and he will partner with George Kane, EVP and worldwide financial director, to oversee the agency's global M&A activity.

Report: M&A activity up 9% in Q3

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Mergers and acquisition (M&A) value in the marketing, media, technology and services industries increased 9% to $43.4 billion in the third quarter of 2011 compared with Q2, according to a transactions report from Petsky Prunier, an investment bank. Seven hundred and seventy one transactions occurred during the quarter, an increase of 9% compared to the second quarter.

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