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Investments

64

Portfolio Exits

7

Partners & Customers

10

About Dentsu Group

Dentsu Group (TYO: 4324) is a global advertising agency based in Japan, offering services for marketing, media, PR, digital marketing, promotions, and more.

Dentsu Group Headquarter Location

1-8-1, Higashi-shimbashi Minato-ku

Tokyo, 105-7001,

Japan

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Dentsu Group Acquires Pexlify

Jun 22, 2022

The amount of the deal was not disclosed. Pexlify will join Merkle *, a technology-enabled, data-driven customer experience management (CXM) company within Dentsu Group’s international business, Dentsu International. With this acquisition, Pexlify further bolsters Merkle’s existing Salesforce capabilities, adding scale and geography in the UK and Ireland for B2B and B2C clients. It adds expertise in Salesforce Sales, Service, and Experience Cloud solutions and further expands Merkle’s existing offering in Salesforce Commerce and Marketing Clouds. Pexlify is a leading Salesforce Summit and MuleSoft partner with a team of over 150 certified experts, 1000+ projects completed and 450+ certifications, and clients in industries such as Financial Services, Hi-Tech, Consumer Goods and Healthcare. Clients include Allianz, Amazon, Bank of Ireland, Hilti, and Zurich. Headquartered in Dublin, and with offices in London, Frankfurt, and Poland, the company provides strategic guidance, discovery sessions, design workshops and business process analysis through to deployment, change management and ongoing support. Led by CEO Stephen Lambert, Pexlify is a Salesforce implementation partner with 150 staff across its Dublin, London, Frankfurt, and Poland offices. Pexlify’s employees will make the transition to Merkle, along with Lambert, and the Pexlify leadership team. Lambert will report directly to the UK CEO of Merkle, Anne Stagg. The company will be known as “Pexlify, a Merkle Company” with immediate effect and develop joint go-to-market plans and accelerate growth across both businesses. Dentsu Group has more than 1,300 Salesforce trained staff and over 3,000 Salesforce certifications, providing customer experience transformation solutions that are aligned with Salesforce cloud capabilities. In the UK, Merkle’s Salesforce offering has a longstanding expertise in outcome-led customer experience, driven by data and enabled by marketing technology. The Dentsu Group encompasses two operational networks: dentsu japan network, which oversees Dentsu’s agency operations in Japan, and dentsu international, its international business headquarters in London, which oversees Dentsu’s agency operations outside of Japan. With a presence in approximately 145 countries and regions across five continents and with 65,000 dedicated professionals, the group provides a comprehensive range of client-centric integrated communications, media and digital services through its six leadership brands—Carat, dentsu X, iProspect, Isobar, dentsumcgarrybowen, and Merkle—as well as through Dentsu Japan Network companies, including Dentsu Inc., and is also active in the production and marketing of sports and entertainment content on a global scale. FinSMEs 22/06/2022 *Merkle, a dentsu company, is a data-driven customer experience management (CXM) company that specializes in the delivery of personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. It has a combined strengths in consulting, creative, media, analytics, data, identity, CX/commerce, technology, and loyalty & promotions. With more than 14,000 employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with 50+ additional offices throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC.

Dentsu Group Investments

64 Investments

Dentsu Group has made 64 investments. Their latest investment was in IDN Media as part of their Series D on June 6, 2022.

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Dentsu Group Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

6/6/2022

Series D

IDN Media

Yes

1

11/9/2021

Series E

OpenWeb

$150M

Yes

16

6/10/2021

Seed - III

Sivira

$2.74M

Yes

Ceres, and I'LL

1

5/17/2021

Series B

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$99M

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10

5/14/2021

Corporate Minority

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10

Date

6/6/2022

11/9/2021

6/10/2021

5/17/2021

5/14/2021

Round

Series D

Series E

Seed - III

Series B

Corporate Minority

Company

IDN Media

OpenWeb

Sivira

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Amount

$150M

$2.74M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Ceres, and I'LL

Sources

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16

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10

10

Dentsu Group Portfolio Exits

7 Portfolio Exits

Dentsu Group has 7 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was DeCurret on February 01, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

2/1/2022

Acquired

$99M

3

11/18/2019

Acquired

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$99M

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10

10/24/2019

IPO

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$99M

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10

10/31/2018

Acquired

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$99M

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10

7/29/2018

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

2/1/2022

11/18/2019

10/24/2019

10/31/2018

7/29/2018

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

IPO

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

3

10

10

10

10

Dentsu Group Acquisitions

18 Acquisitions

Dentsu Group acquired 18 companies. Their latest acquisition was Pexlify on June 15, 2022.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

6/15/2022

$99M

Acquired

3

5/31/2022

$99M

Acquired

3

5/10/2022

$99M

Acquired

4

4/28/2022

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$99M

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10

8/28/2019

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$99M

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10

Date

6/15/2022

5/31/2022

5/10/2022

4/28/2022

8/28/2019

Investment Stage

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

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Sources

3

3

4

10

10

Dentsu Group Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Dentsu Group has 10 strategic partners and customers. Dentsu Group recently partnered with NBC Universal on March 3, 2022.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

3/22/2022

Client

United States

NBCUniversal_teams_up_with_Dentsu_on_first-party_data

`` With this partnership , NBCUniversal and Dentsu are taking a leadership position in accelerating our joint ability to allow clients to transact on identity and first-party data across our premium offerings . ''

1

2/28/2022

Partner

United States

Dentsu strikes media partnership with sustainable ad platform WeAre8

Dentsu and WeAre8 today announce a brand-new partnership , representing the revolutionary sustainable ad platform 's first-ever trading partnership with a UK media agency group .

1

10/27/2021

Vendor

United States

Dentsu_hires_Adobe_regional_sales_lead

In addition , Atkinson will support brands with technology investments , and his appointment is part of Merkle 's partnership with Adobe in the Emea region .

1

9/27/2021

Licensor

Singapore

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10

8/9/2021

Partner

United States

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10

Date

3/22/2022

2/28/2022

10/27/2021

9/27/2021

8/9/2021

Type

Client

Partner

Vendor

Licensor

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United States

United States

United States

Singapore

United States

News Snippet

NBCUniversal_teams_up_with_Dentsu_on_first-party_data

`` With this partnership , NBCUniversal and Dentsu are taking a leadership position in accelerating our joint ability to allow clients to transact on identity and first-party data across our premium offerings . ''

Dentsu strikes media partnership with sustainable ad platform WeAre8

Dentsu and WeAre8 today announce a brand-new partnership , representing the revolutionary sustainable ad platform 's first-ever trading partnership with a UK media agency group .

Dentsu_hires_Adobe_regional_sales_lead

In addition , Atkinson will support brands with technology investments , and his appointment is part of Merkle 's partnership with Adobe in the Emea region .

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Sources

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10

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Dentsu Group Team

15 Team Members

Dentsu Group has 15 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, Vivek Bhargava.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Vivek Bhargava

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Tadashi Ishii

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Andrew Fawcett-Wolf

President

Current

Hisham Ghostine

Chief Executive Officer

Former

William Travis

Chief Executive Officer

Former

Name

Vivek Bhargava

Tadashi Ishii

Andrew Fawcett-Wolf

Hisham Ghostine

William Travis

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

President

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Status

Current

Current

Current

Former

Former

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