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McCracken Named 2017 Most Trusted M&A Investment Banking Firm – USA

We are proud to once again be named Most Trusted M&A Investment Banking Firm – USA by Acquisition International. This prestigious award recognizes our commitment to our clients and the important transactions in the Advertising, Marketing Services, Media and Marketing Technology sectors upon which we have advised over the last year. Acquisition International’s prestigious M&A Awards, now in […]

Periscope Continuing US Expansion with Acquisition of Chicago Based Anthem Marketing Solutions

Independent agency adds full-service Chicago office, bolsters existing team and deepens data and analytics capabilities. Minneapolis, MN – June 16, 2017 – McCracken Advisory Partners, advised Periscope, one of the top five independent agencies in the nation with its acquisition of Anthem Marketing Solutions, a Chicago based, data-driven marketing agency. The acquisition is in line […]

2016 Most Trusted M&A Investment Banking Firm – USA

We are proud to have been named as the 2016 Most Trusted M&A Investment Banking Firm – USA by Acquisition International. This prestigious award recognizes our commitment to our clients and the important M&A transactions in the Marcom sector upon which we have advised over the last year. Acquisition International’s prestigious M&A Awards, now in […]

ZAMBEZI – Management Buyout Completed

Zambezi, the Venice, California based sports and entertainment marketing agency has been acquired by its senior management. Zambezi is a top notch sports and entertainment marketing agency handling activation and consumer engagement for many leading brands. M&A firm McCracken Advisory Partners advised CEO Chris Raih throughout the process leading to the transaction. The deal represents […]

Piston Gears Up And Goes Global With LEWIS

Acquisition adds digital advertising to integrated communications proposition. San Diego, CA – Monday, March 2, 2015 – LEWIS PR, the global communications agency, has acquired Piston, a full service digital agency based in San Diego, CA. Piston specializes in digital marketing including search engine and display advertising, media planning and buying, analytics and creative design […]

Havas Worldwide Canada Acquires Mobile Agency Plastic

Havas Worldwide Canada bolstered its mobile offering, announcing it has acquired Canadian agency Plastic Mobile. Plastic will now offer its services to Havas’ clients as part of the Havas Village model, which sees all of its assets in creative, digital and media working together under a single organization and collaborating as needed. While the acquisition […]

LEWIS Opens for Business in China with Acquisition of EBA Communications

Doubles size of Asia Pacific presence with offices in Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Shanghai Hong Kong, June 4, 2014 – LEWIS PR, the global PR and digital communications agency, has acquired China PR specialist EBA Communications. The deal will see LEWIS reach US$65 million in combined global revenues this year. LEWIS PR was advised […]

Independent Marketing Agencies Resource and Ammirati Combine To Form New Company

McCracken Advisory Partners serves as exclusive advisor to Resource COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Resource, the country’s largest privately-held digital marketing firm, today announced plans to acquire New York-based creative agency Ammirati. The move brings together two entrepreneurial and proudly independent companies to create a new breed creative agency with 400+ associates spanning five […]

iris Launches in Brazil

We are pleased to announce that our client, iris Worldwide, a global creative innovation network, has acquired a majority interest in Router, the São Paulo, Brazil based digital and experiential agency. The deal comes as a result of increased demand from some of iris’ biggest clients, including adidas, Shell and Diageo, as well as, being […]

McCracken Awarded Marcom M&A Advisory Firm of the Year – USA

McCracken has distinguished itself as one of the top mergers and acquisitions advisors in the marketing services, media and technology sectors for a reason. We bring unrivaled wisdom, hands-on transaction advice, market knowledge and precise attention to detail to everything we do. Why is precision so important? While others often rush to simplify, we embrace […]

Mobile Media, Tech Deals Up 14%

Across the media, information, marketing, health-care and technology sectors, deal volume in the first half of the year was driven by continued activity in the marketing and interactive services sector. It accounted for nearly one third of the total deals announced and approximately 25% of transaction value, according to new estimates from Jordan, Edmiston Group. […]

Lewis acquires Boston-based Davies Murphy Group

Global Digital Communications Firm Buys Boston-Headquartered Public Relations and Marketing Consultancy SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 10, 2013) – LEWIS PR, a global digital communications firm, has acquired the Davies Murphy Group (DMG), a public relations (P.R.) and marketing consultancy with offices in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. Headquartered in Boston, DMG serves more than 45 top tier clients ranging […]

Digital Marketing Driving M&A Market, WPP Top Suitor

Digital Marketing Driving M&A Market, WPP Top Suitor – July 6, 2012 Questions may loom about the underlying health of the media economy, but at least one facet is experiencing exceptional growth – mergers and acquisitions – especially for marketing services related businesses. In a week in which Publicis announced the acquisition of BBH and […]

M&A Activity to Increase in 2012

Along with other industry pundits, we agree with the prediction for an upswing in M&A activity in 2012. This is mainly because buyers are out in force, in part because their organic growth in recent years hasn’t satisfied shareholder expectations. But what type of agency does one buy to get in on the latest and […]

Uncertainty on Wall Street, Big Deals on Madison Avenue

Robust M&A activity – NY Times- Sept. 16, 2011 (McCrackenAP client Lunchbox noted paragraph three) See article at nytimes.com THREE years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers produced worldwide financial disruption, advertising agencies continue to face significant challenges. But Madison Avenue is, by and large, in better shape than many of the industries for which […]

New M&A Firm for Buyers and Sellers in the Marketing Communication and Technology Sectors

Washington, DC (August 1, 2011) – A new boutique investment-banking firm has been launched specializing in the marketing communications industry. McCracken Advisory Partners (McCracken AP) will advise both buyers and sellers in marketing services mergers and acquisitions. The investment-banking firm was born out of the acquisition of Washington DC-based broker dealer GRW Capital Corporation by McCracken […]