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Over the past 21 years we have represented over 500 creative & tech agencies in their M&A growth strategies
Adv M&A’s unique background & understanding of the agency world was incredibly helpful in selling our agency to Wasserman because a) they understood the XP marketplace, b) helped us organize internally to ensure seamless due diligence and negotiations, c) managed our expectations on what Ignite (our previous agency) was ‘truly’ worth and, lastly, leveraged their ‘extensive’ relationships to find the best buyers for us. Long story short, I would definitely recommend working with Chris & Adv M&A.
Adv M&A are truly dynamic advisors, well connected, smart and driven to help businesses achieve their vision. Wise and insightful, able to see the bigger picture whilst having great attention to detail and not leaving anything to chance. They act as mentors, advisors and all-round good people to be around. They achieving a very good result for us ensuring the culture fit was just as important as the financial result.
Adv M&A brings the spirit of true partnership to the M&A process. They fully got to know the ethos, spirit and goals of ROI so they could bring their full intuition to each aspect of the deal. From their directional consulting services to their M&A process and great deal making. Each step of the way they provided critical value, honesty and no-bullshit guidance.
It was a pleasure doing business with you guys and I felt your integrity and knowledge certainly helped secure Character for Dentsu. I also appreciate your negotiating skills even though you were on the other side!
Thanks guys, for showing us the way & putting us together with an unlikely but exciting partner and an amazing opportunity. Great negotiations, fantastic value. We never dreamed we would have gotten so much! I want to express to you how much we appreciate your guidance and delighted to recommend you any time.
To whom it may concern. If you work with Adv M&A, you will have an excellent partner, and we are extremely grateful to them for the impeccable work done in advising, finding and negotiating a great sale to Jellyfish.
Adv M&A were hired to advise us on how to move our consultancy into the next phase to become even more relevant to potential clients and future partners. They bought personal insights and considerable experience from working with both acquirers who might be interested in us and strategic consultancies like ours. The strategy they helped us develop is well under way and has put us well under way for the next major stage of our growth.
Thanks for all your hard work in getting us to appreciate how Set Creative could add great value to WPP. Martin sends his best wishes & thanks.
Thank you for seeing us for what we could be. Your advice and negotiating skills helped us achieve a price wildly beyond our dreams. That as much as anything was the key to making this deal happen. Happy to give as reference.
You guys have advised and steered us superbly. You are a class act. It was amazing to have your deal experience at our disposal during the past 5 years, prepping, shaping, finding and negotiating a brilliant result. Huge Congrats!
We could not ask for a better partner than Advertising M&A. They have excellent connections and introduced us to a wide variety of potential acquirers - many with a clear and natural alignment, and some welcomely unexpected. Throughout the process Advertising M&A provided excellent guidance, support and challenge where we've needed it. As a CEO who was doing this for the first time, they were patient, responsive and incredibly supportive, always going the extra mile. And ultimately, Livity has ended this process in the very best place for us to thrive. I'm excited for the future and grateful to Advertising M&A for the critical role played in that.
When we decided to “go global” in light of our client’s requests and the burgeoning interest in experiential and digital marketing, we chose Advertising M&A based on their experience, reputation and knowledge of our sector. Their team have been invaluable in putting together a targeted and impressive shortlist of absolutely relevant partners and have far exceeded our goals in negotiating the terms we were expecting. Their knowledge and approach is second to none and it has been an absolute pleasure working with such experts and great people during the most critical point of Ignite’s history. I would highly recommend them to any organisation and would be more than happy to discuss any questions over the phone if necessary.
Lee & Thompson have worked with Advertising M&A on a number of deals over the years. They have superb sector knowledge, an extensive contacts book and years of experience of putting deals together. They have the ear of all the majors players and know how to structure deals with an excellent sense of whether a buyer and seller will be a good fit and work together post completion both in terms of culture and strategy.
Advertising M&A have the standout ability to make positive things happen for both clients and the other parties. They crystallise subjects and focus people’s attention on what really matters. They appreciate that whilst money is important, there are other key aspects to consider. They have brought a couple of brilliant agencies to us and helped negotiate win-win deals with both of them. I would highly recommend them.
Advertising M&A were excellent advisors to JJ Marketing in our recent search to find an international partner to expand our skills & expertise services with. Advertising M&A’s advice, knowledge of the global B2B sector and negotiating skills were first class. They found us an excellent partner at a great valuation and importantly, they were just really nice people to do business with!