Acquisitions with a Capital A
We help marketing, comms and media businesses grow through acquisition
Deal Flow for marketing
Capital A scale up your search for acquisition targets, specialising in marketing, media and communications. We accelerate your acquisition strategy helping you acquire digital media, martech, digital agencies and analytics within a much shorter time frame, rather than relying on serendipity and network referrals.
Our clients are all sizes: high growth, ambitious privately held agencies, PLCs, private equity, single family offices and investors.
We specialise in finding off-market deals for our buy-side clients, sourcing deals by creating a bespoke database of agencies that fit your acquisition strategy criteria, as well as accessing our network of agency owners, entrepreneurs and influencers in the creative industries. We approach shareholders directly, screening for businesses that are aligned and owners who are ready to sell.
What We Do
We understand the most important thing to many creative business owners looking to make an acquisition is that there is a cultural fit with the company that is looking to be acquired.
We understand that sellers want their brand and business to live on, but it’s important the new owners understand the culture of the agency they are acquiring.
The number one aspect of finding and keeping the best creatives in the company is to cultivate an environment in which they are free to create their best work.
We only deal with creative businesses, specialising in: events, branding, design, PR & comms, marketing, DTC, publishers, digital, media-planning, media-buying, adtech, martech, social media and direct marketing agencies.
We advise our clients on how to raise, building your database of companies that have a history of investing and acquiring businesses like yours.
Many entrepreneurs come to us direct when it’s time to raise finance as we’re known as the only creative industry advisory who can help you get a deal closed.
We partner directly with private equity firms to bring investment into businesses where the owners are looking for high growth working towards an exit.
Private equity deals are our speciality having facilitated deals north of $100m for founders looking to make a partial exit and take some value off the table.
Capital A is the leading advisory for marketing, communications and media businesses looking for private equity.
We are looking for agencies with EBITDA over £/$ 2m minimum up to £/$ 50m.