New Entrants Shake Up Agency M&A Market

PR WEEK
Clarity and U.S. firm JEGI jointly publish an annual report into M&A trends in marketing services, which shows big groups such as Dentsu and WPP bought fewer agencies while consulting giant Accenture led the way as a new entrant that ramped up its acquisitions in 2017.

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PE-backed MarketCast acquires Fizziology

PE HUB
MarketCast LLC, a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Company, has acquired Indianapolis-based Fizziology LLC, a provider of social insights and analytics for the media and entertainment industry. JEGI provided financial advice to MarketCast.

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Z Capital Acquires Daily Racing Form

PR Newswire
Z Capital Partners has announced the acquisition of Sports Information Group, a dominant multi-media information company focused on providing premium data driven content to the sports industry through its flagship Daily Racing Form platform and other brands.

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Pamlico invests in Becker’s Healthcare

PE HUB
Pamlico Capital has invested in Becker’s Healthcare. Founder Scott Becker, along with President and CEO Jessica Cole will continue to own a stake.Becker’s was represented by JEGI and Patzik, Frank & Samotny Ltd. Moore & Van Allen provided legal advice Pamlico.

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HGGC adds to tech M&A with the purchase of Etouches

Mergers & Acquisitions
PE firm HGGC has acquired Etouches, a venue sourcing and event management software maker. The investment from the PE firm is intended to help Etouches expand services and enhance its technology to win a greater share of the $6 billion global EMS market.

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