In keeping with our mission to provide comprehensive advertising analysis, MediaRadar puts together a report of the most important mergers and acquisitions news each week. Stay in the loop, whether you sell advertising space or focus on business development.
This week, Clayton Dubilier & Rice acquired Epicor, Entravision gained Cisneros Interactive, and ZoomInfo purchased Clickagy.
Clayton Dubilier & Rice gains Epicor
Private investment firm Clayton Dublier & Rice closed its acquisition of Epicor, a provider of enterprise software for industrial sectors. The deal has been valued at approximately $4.7 billion.
Epicor supplies cloud-enabled solutions to more than 20,000 customers across the world in manufacturing, distribution, retail, automotive, and lumber/building materials.
Its flagship software products support vertical-specific workflows and provide mission critical support to help customers grow their businesses, expand capabilities, increase productivity, and improve efficiencies.
Upon closing of the deal on Thursday, CD&R appointed partner Jeff Hawn as chairman of the Epicor board.
Since 1978, CD&R has managed the investment of more than $30 billion in 94 companies. Its portfolio includes brands such as David’s Bridal, Smile Direct Club, and American Greetings.
Entravision purchases Cisneros Interactive
Entravision Communications Corporation announced it obtained a majority stake in Cisneros Interactive.
The deal enhances Entravision’s digital product offerings and creates a combined platform poised to be one of the largest digital advertising companies in the US Hispanic and Latin American markets.
Entravision was founded in 1996 with the mission “to bridge the information gap experienced by Latinos.” The media and marketing technology company has a portfolio that includes 55 television stations and 49 radio stations.
Cisners also serves the Hispanic market and maintains sales partnerships with Facebook and LinkedIn, and in April, the company signed an exclusive ad-rep deal with Spotify spanning 12 countries in Latin America.
As part of the terms of the deal, all Cisneros employees will remain with the company, based out of Miami.
ZoomInfo acquired Clickagy
ZoomInfo, a SaaS company that sells access to its database of information about business people and companies to sales, marketing, and recruiting professionals, announced it acquired Clickagy, a provider of artificial intelligence-powered behavioral B2B intent data.
Leveraging Zoominfo’s B2B intelligence, the acquisition advances the power of Clickagy’s solution, adding new layers of audience customization and visibility to go-to-market customers.
Along with the acquisition, Zoominfo is launching Streaming Intent, a solution that identifies companies with above-average search volume on B2B topics within minutes of their web activity.
In Other News
Here are other noteworthy deals coming up soon:
- Honeywell has acquired assets from privately held Ballard Unmanned Systems, a company which designs and produces stored-hydrogen proton exchange membrane fuel cell systems that power unmanned aerial systems.
- Saudi Arabia’s largest lender by assets, National Commercial Bank, agreed to acquire rival Samba Financial Group for $14.8 billion.
- Health and community care technology company WellSky reached an agreement to acquire CarePort Health from Allscripts for $1.35 billion.
- Enterprise cloud communications company Bandwidth announced that it is acquiring European-based Voxbone for approximately $522 million.
- Twilio announced this week that it is acquiring cloud customer data startup Segment for $3.2 billion.
- During a historic downturn in the oil industry, one of America’s largest independent oil explorers ConocoPhillips is in talks to acquire rival Concho Resources Inc.
- According to Reuters, the world’s largest food company, Nestle S.A is looking to offload slow-growth businesses in North America.
- Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenny of Always Sunny in Philadelphia put in a proposal to invest in Welsh football club Wrexham FC.