TobinLeff is pleased to announce that it served as an M&A advisor to Be Social on its sale to Dolphin Entertainment.

Be Social is a Los Angeles-based influencer marketing agency that was founded by Ali Grant eight years ago. The company achieved continuous growth and strong profit margins while working with hundreds of leading beauty, fashion, and lifestyle brands on influencer campaigns.

David Tobin, TobinLeff’s managing partner, commented on the transaction. “I’m thrilled for Ali and her team. They were seeking a strategic buyer that will enable them to cross-sell services, work on global brands, and provide rewarding employment opportunities for employees. I believe they found that opportunity with Dolphin Entertainment because of Dolphin’s culture, portfolio of companies, and resources for growth as a public company.”

Ali Grant commented on the opportunity. “What Bill O’Dowd (CEO of Dolphin) and Dolphin are building is impressive. The vision is very clear–a collection of companies that are leaders in their respective fields, that want to collaborate, and that together have the ability to own and execute the biggest of their ideas…Dolphin provides growth opportunities into new entertainment verticals, alongside the very best PR firms in the entertainment business.”

As part of Dolphin Entertainment, Be Social will continue to operate under its own name out of its existing offices in LA, with Ali Grant serving as CEO.