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Digital Agency Croud Eyes US Expansion as M&A Hunt Begins

Mergers & Acquisitions

Croud, starting an M&A hunt, received investment of $42 million in November 2019.

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Staples Makes Another Plea to Buy Office Depot

But given competition from Amazon and Walmart, a deal may be too late.

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Accenture Interactive Acquires Southeast Asian Digital Experience Agency Entropia

Entropia employs over 210 people across its offices in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

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Etsy Shells Out $1.6B to Buy Depop—and to Reach Gen Z

Mergers & Acquisitions

It also gives the online marketplace a bigger footprint in fashion resale.

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B2B Licensing Platform Songtradr Acquires Creative Music Agency MassiveMusic

The two entities view the new deal as a necessity in an increasingly digitized world.

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Grey London Acquires Wildfire to Form Dedicated Social Offer

The companies have worked in partnership for 13 years.

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MDC Partners and Stagwell Group Merger Hits Snag With Shareholder Protest

The merger deal between agency networks MDC and Stagwell looks uncertain due to MDC’s largest shareholder, Indaba Capital Management. The long-running merger could be in jeopardy after Indaba, which owns [...]

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Amazon Will Buy MGM for $8.45 Billion

The deal gives Prime Video over 4,000 titles and 17,000 hours of television.

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2021 Looks Promising for Retail Exits—If Investors Don’t Get Too Greedy

Activity is up, but valuation expectations could curtail deals.

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Havas Is Launching a Worldwide Creative Production Studio

Havas Studios has been formed in partnership with Wellcom Worldwide.

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Authentic Brands to Acquire Eddie Bauer

Adding a 101-year-old retailer to ever-expanding portfolio.

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MDC and Stagwell Group Merger Moves Ahead, as Q1 Results Are Reported

Both companies released their Q1 results today.

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S4 Capital Shows Q1 Growth, Announces Merger With Brazil’s Raccoon, Hints at Rebrand

S4 Capital announced it's merging with Brazil's Raccoon as like-for-like revenue soared 35%.

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Dentsu Integrates Manchester Agency BJL Into DentsuMB UK to Create National Offer

Dentsu's integration of Manchester Agency BJL into DentsuMD U.K. will create a national offer.

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Signet Jewelers Acquires Jewelry Rental Service Rocksbox

The deal provides a new revenue stream for the parent of brick-and-mortar brands, such as Kay Jewelers.