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closed 8/20/2007 via BusinessWire

Guideline, Inc. merged with infoUSA, Inc.,

synopsis: infoUSA the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases and sales leads announced the successful conclusion of its cash tender offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock and Series A preferred stock of Guideline, Inc., a New York corporation.
buyer: infoUSA, Inc.(IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions.
target: Guideline, Inc.
Guideline, Inc. is the nation's only single-source provider of customized business research and analysis. Through its end-to-end continuum of On-Demand Business Research, Custom Market Research, Strategic Intelligence, and Product Development Intelligence.
price($mm)[EV]
$29 [$31]
rev ($mm)
$48
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
14.9x
announced 1/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Kantar Group, will acquire Oasis Insights

synopsis: WPP-owned Kantar is buying a majority stake in Oasis Insights, a full service market research consultancy based in Karachi, Pakistan. Oasis Insights specialises in brand tracking, consumer and segmentation studies, along with NPD, media and ad research across a wide range of industries.
buyer parent:WPP Group, plc
buyer: The Kantar Group
Kantar is the information, insight and consultancy division of the WPP group, bringing together the world's largest survey research capability with the hottest and most creative brand strategy and development consultancies.
target: Oasis Insights
Oasis Insights is a full service market research consultancy. It specialises in brand tracking, consumer and segmentation studies, along with NPD, media and ad research across a wide range of industries such as the telecoms, financial services, automotive and oil and gas sectors.
price ($mm)
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$3
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0.0x
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closed 12/7/2011 via BNC Analysis

Ipsos S.A, acquired Consumer Behavior & Insight

synopsis: Ipsos has extended its presence in South East Asia with the acquisition of analysis specialist Consumer Behavior & Insight (CBI) in Vietnam. Founded in 1998, CBI offers a full range of qualitative and quantitative services from operations in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, where it employs around 70 full-time staff.
buyer: Ipsos S.A(IPSOF:$1,789.52)
Ipsos is a leading, independent, publicly-listed market research company. Headquartered in Paris, it has offices in 64 countries and conducts research in more than 100 countries.
target: Consumer Behavior & Insight
Founded in 1998, Consumer Behavior & Insight offers a full range of qualitative and quantitative services for a wide range of industries, including: FMCG; Healthcare; Nutrition; Finance; Rural & Agriculture; Lifestyle; and Automobile.
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closed 12/13/2005 via Company Press Release

Eli Reseach, Inc., acquired Business Communications Co., Inc.

synopsis: Eli Research, LLC, has acquired the assets of industry research and technical market analysis firm Business Communications Company, Inc., announced Eli Research Chairman and CEO Greg Lindberg.
buyer: Eli Reseach, Inc.
Eli Research is a research and information company with over 60 print and online publications serving our core markets of health care, law and financial services.
target parent: Thomas Publishing Company, Inc.
target: Business Communications Co., Inc.
BCC Research is an information resource producing high-quality market research reports, newsletters, and conferences. Information products explore major market, economic, scientific, and technological developments for business leaders in industrial, pharmaceutical, and high technology organizations.
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closed 4/4/2005 via PR Newswire

FIND/SVP, Incorporated, acquired Atlantic Research & Consulting, Inc.

synopsis: FIND/SVP, Inc., a leading provider of business advisory, research and consulting services, announced today the closing of two previously announced acquisitions. Atlantic Research & Consulting, Inc., a rapidly growing quantitative and qualitative custom market research firm, and Signia Partners, Inc.
buyer parent:infoUSA, Inc.
buyer: FIND/SVP, Incorporated
Guideline, Inc. is the nation's only single-source provider of customized business research and analysis. Through its end-to-end continuum of On-Demand Business Research, Custom Market Research, Strategic Intelligence, and Product Development Intelligence.
target: Atlantic Research & Consulting, Inc.
Atlantic Research and Consulting works with clients on matters related to strategic marketing, planning and problem solving. Advice and consultation on these types of issues is always research- based.
price ($mm)
$7.80
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closed 4/4/2005 via PR Newswire

FIND/SVP, Incorporated, acquired Signia Partners, Inc.

synopsis: FIND/SVP, Inc., a leading provider of business advisory, research and consulting services, announced today the closing of two previously announced acquisitions. Atlantic Research & Consulting, Inc. and Signia Partners, Inc., a leading provider of in-depth business research and fact-based decision support.
buyer parent:infoUSA, Inc.
buyer: FIND/SVP, Incorporated
Guideline, Inc. is the nation's only single-source provider of customized business research and analysis. Through its end-to-end continuum of On-Demand Business Research, Custom Market Research, Strategic Intelligence, and Product Development Intelligence.
target: Signia Partners, Inc.
Signia Partners has a strong track record of success delivering high-value strategic and tactical consulting services. And, we target our services toward results-oriented clients with specific goals in view – we’re not interested in conducting research for its own sake.
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$7.80
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announced 6/20/2011 via PR Newswire

MSLGroup, will acquire Genedigi Group

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Genedigi Group, one of China's largest independent public relations and marketing communications agencies. Genedigi will be aligned with MSLGROUP, Publicis Groupe's flagship specialty communications, public relations and events network.
buyer parent:Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: MSLGroup
MSLGROUP is one of the world's top 5 PR and events networks. Its offices span 22 countries and cover virtually every discipline required for clients to engage creatively with their audiences. The group offers clients strategic advice, insight-guided thinking and big, compelling ideas.
target: Genedigi Group
Founded in 1997, Genedigi Group employs 400 communications professionals across public relations, event marketing, digital marketing and an in-house market research center. Genedigi supports more than 50 clients across its offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
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announced 2/10/2011 via BusinessWire

Marketshare, will acquire MarketingNPV LLC

synopsis: MarketShare, the marketing analytics industry leader, has agreed to acquire MarketingNPV, one of the best-known providers of innovative measurement solutions and tools. The combined entity will offer an unprecedented end-to-end solution to marketers in all industries.
buyer parent:Harris Interactive
buyer: Marketshare
MarketShare is an analytics company that enables businesses to grow efficiently by uncovering which actions really drive results. MarketShare has a track record of ground-breaking innovations in data, modeling and software and has worked with more than half of the Fortune 100 companies.
target: MarketingNPV LLC
MarketingNPV is a highly specialized advisory firm that links marketing expenditures to financial value creation, providing continuous improvement in the effective and efficient allocation of marketing resources.
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closed 11/1/2010 via PR Newswire

GfK Group, acquired Interscope, LLC

synopsis: The GfK Group acquired 100% ownership of US company Interscope, LLC. Interscope is a leading marketing consulting organization that focuses on helping companies build their brands at retail. The acquisition contributes to the growth of GfK Custom Research North America. Interscope will remain in their Westport, CT location.
buyer: GfK Group(DE:GFK:$1,514.67)
The GfK Group offers the fundamental knowledge that industry, retailers, services companies and the media need to make market decisions. The group provides a comprehensive range of information and consultancy services in the three business sectors of custom research, retail and technology and media.
target: Interscope, LLC
Interscope is a dynamic and flexible sales and marketing firm specializing in helping clients win in today's challenging retail landscape. Their collaborative approach creates customized solutions that are proven to build brands and categories at retail.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$5
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EV / rev
0.0x
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announced 8/10/2010 via PR Newswire

YouGov plc, will acquire Harrison Group LLC

synopsis: Harrison Group LLC, a leading marketing and strategic research consulting firm headquartered in Waterbury, CT, announced that it has agreed to be acquired by YouGov plc, a global market leader in survey and market research, political polling, panel management, research operations and business consulting.
buyer: YouGov plc(YUGVF:$56.14)
YouGov is an international, full-service research company primarily using online panels to provide quantitative and qualitative research across a range of industries, including consumer products, financial services, public sector, technology and telecom and media.
target: Harrison Group LLC
Harrison Group is one of the country's leading marketing and strategic research consulting firms. Harrison Group specializes in concept testing, forecasting, segmentation, branding, business consulting and market modeling.
price ($mm)
$6.00
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
14.3x
announced 1/9/2008 via Company Press Release

Yankelovich will be merged with Henley Centre HeadlightVision,

synopsis: Yankelovich Holdings, Inc. has signed a definitive merger agreement with WPP to merge with Henley Centre HeadlightVision, WPP's consumer trends and futures research and consultancy business and a unit of Kantar, WPP’s information, insight and consultancy division. The merger will become effective upon the satisfaction of certain conditions.
buyer parent:WPP Group, plc
buyer: Henley Centre HeadlightVision
Henley Centre HeadlightVision is Europe’s leading consumer trends business. We provide intelligence, research and consultancy solutions to blue chip clients around the world. All of our work is informed by our proprietary global knowledge base of consumer trends and futures insights.
target: Yankelovich
Yankelovich is a leading consumer market research and analytics company. The company has studied consumer attitudes, values and lifestyles for 50 years, creating cutting-edge expertise and the largest database of US consumer attitudes and trends.
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closed 8/3/2007 via BNC Analysis

IXI Corporation, acquired Cohorts

synopsis: IXI Corp. has acquired Cohorts, bringing together two of the leading customer-segmentation service providers.
buyer: IXI Corporation
For over 15 years, IXI has helped the nation's leading financial services and consumer marketing firms optimize marketing efforts, manage risk, identify growth markets, and enhance practice and performance management.
target: Cohorts
Cohorts builds and provides customer marketing information networks for segmenting and targeting prospects based on wealth, income, spending capacity and share of wallet and help clients deliver the right product and message to the right customer.
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closed 4/10/2007 via BusinessWire

Lightspeed Research, acquired Foresight International, Inc.

synopsis: Lightspeed Research, an interactive data solutions provider to the marketing research industry based in Lake Zurich, Illinois. has completed the purchase of Foresight International, Inc., a global provider of innovative employee satisfaction solutions.
buyer parent:WPP Group, plc
buyer: Lightspeed Research
Lightspeed Research, WPP Company, provides rapid, reliable market research solutions through global online panels. Through its network of proprietary panels and accredited panel partners, Lightspeed Research provides access to household members across 34 countries around the world.
target: Foresight International, Inc.
Foresight International is a leader in the survey research and survey software industry. Foresight enjoys a worldwide reputation for quality, innovation, customer-focused professional service and leading-edge online software offerings at competitive price levels.
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closed 5/9/2007 via BusinessWire

WNS Global Services, acquired Marketics Technologies

synopsis: WNS (Holdings) Limited, a leading provider of offshore business process outsourcing services, announced that it closed its acquisition of Marketics Technologies (India) Private Limited, a privately-owned leader in offshore analytics services on May 9, 2007.
buyer: WNS Global Services(WNS:$474.12)
WNS is a leading provider of offshore business process outsourcing, or BPO, services. We provide comprehensive data, voice and analytical services that are underpinned by our expertise in our target industry sectors.
target: Marketics Technologies
Marketics Technologies, a leader in marketing analytics, provides revenue-enhancing solutions that increase marketing effectiveness and return on marketing investment for the world's leading marketers. Analytics solutions cover the entire marketing continuum.
price ($mm)
$30
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closed 8/15/2006 via PR Newswire

Kenexa Corporation, acquired Gantz Wiley Research

synopsis: Kenexa, a leading provider of talent acquisition and retention solutions, has acquired Minneapolis-based Gantz Wiley Research. Founded in 1986, Gantz Wiley Research has been a pioneer in the survey research industry and was the first to publish work on how employee and customer opinions are linked to business metrics.
buyer: Kenexa Corporation(KNXA:$282.94)
Kenexa Corporation provides outsourcing, employee research and software to help organizations more effectively recruit and retain a productive workforce.
target: Gantz Wiley Research
Since 1986, Gantz Wiley Research has worked with organizations worldwide to help them drive performance through strategic stakeholder research. We are pioneers in linking employee and customer survey data with business results.
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closed 5/23/2006 via Company Press Release

A Consortium of 6 buyers acquired VNU nv

synopsis: Valcon, the consortium of private equity firms that for months has been trying to buy Anglo-Dutch media giant VNU for $9.7 billion, last weekend declared victory. The consortium said shareholders representing nearly 79% of VNU’s stock have tendered their stake.
buyer: AlpInvest Partners N.V.
buyer: Thomas H. Lee Co.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP(BX:$6,505.20)
buyer: The Carlyle Group(CG:$4,441.20)
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.(KKR:$9,659.29)
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is an investment firm that makes a wide variety of private equity investments on behalf of itself and its investors. KKR has completed more than 100 transactions involving over $100 billion of total financing. KKR has offices in New York, Menlo Park and London.
target: VNU nv(NLSN:$5,703.00)
The Nielsen Company is world’s leading provider of marketing information, audience measurement, and business media products and services. Nielsen provides clients with the most complete view of their consumers and their markets.
price ($mm)
$11,594
rev ($mm)
$4,479
EBITDA ($mm)
$835
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
13.9x
closed 11/23/2005 via BusinessWire

SRA Research, Inc., acquired On The Mark Research

synopsis: Barbara L. Allan, founder and CEO of SRA Research, Inc., today announced that the company has acquired On The Mark Research, which is based in Stuart, FL. Mark Sandler, President of On The Mark, has been named Vice President of Client Services for the combined company.
buyer: SRA Research, Inc.
SRA Research Group is a full-service market research firm representing clients in a wide variety of industries in North America, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
target: On The Mark Research
OTM Research is more than just a marketing research company. We are your marketing partner, working with you every step of the way. It is our mission to provide our clients not only with the results of the research, but with an actionable marketing plan to help them succeed. We help our clients:
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closed 3/15/2005 via PR Newswire

Phoenix Marketing International, acquired Cultural Access Group

synopsis: Allen DeCotiis, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix Marketing International announced today the acquisition of Cultural Access Group, a preeminent market research firm possessing unmatched ethnic and cultural expertise about the new mainstream markets and the new American consumer.
buyer: Phoenix Marketing International
Phoenix Marketing International offers advanced advertising and brand measurement along with direct marketing expertise. Phoenix combines primary and syndicated marketing research expertise with database analytics and modeling proficiency.
target: Cultural Access Group
It is the vision of Cultural Access Group that America’s increasingly diverse population necessitates responsive changes in the marketing practices of U.S. corporations. Demographic changes over the last 40 years have profoundly altered the ethnic and cultural complexion of the United States and co
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closed 11/1/2005 via BusinessWire

Bacon's Information Inc., acquired multivision, inc.

synopsis: Bacon's Information, Inc., a provider of media research, distribution, monitoring and evaluation services for public relations, marketing and corporate communications professionals, today announced the acquisition of Multivision, Inc., a broadcast monitoring and media management company headquartered in Oakland, California.
buyer parent:Cision
buyer: Bacon's Information Inc.
Bacon's Information provides a wide range of information and assistance for anyone needing to research, contact or monitor the media. Bacon's is a leading provider of media services to public relations professionals in corporate, non-profit, governmental and educational environments. Bacon's is kno
target: multivision, inc.
multivision is a leader in the collection, analysis and delivery of real-time corporate intelligence. Businesses rely on multivision’s services to track public opinion, communications campaigns and informational research across the spectrum of media.
price ($mm)
$25
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closed 8/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Salience Insight, acquired Report International

synopsis: Dubai-based News Group International has acquired UK-based Report International. Report International is a leading global media intelligence agency with the footprint, heart, and flexibility to find the needle in a haystack. They enable influencers to protect, manage and cultivate reputation and brand equity by understanding global media dynamics.
buyer parent:News Group International
buyer: Salience Insight
Salience is the region’s leading research company focused on corporate communications. PR Measurement & Analysis are the core of Salience’s business; the company produces qualitative and quantitative reports.
target parent: Optimisa PLC
target: Report International
Report International is a leading global media intelligence agency with the footprint, heart, and flexibility to find the needle in a haystack. They enable influencers to protect, manage and cultivate reputation and brand equity by understanding global media dynamics.
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
closed 8/20/2007 via BusinessWire

Guideline, Inc. merged with infoUSA, Inc.,

synopsis: infoUSA the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases and sales leads announced the successful conclusion of its cash tender offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock and Series A preferred stock of Guideline, Inc., a New York corporation.
buyer: infoUSA, Inc.(IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions.
target: Guideline, Inc.
Guideline, Inc. is the nation's only single-source provider of customized business research and analysis. Through its end-to-end continuum of On-Demand Business Research, Custom Market Research, Strategic Intelligence, and Product Development Intelligence.
price($mm)[EV]
$29 [$31]
rev ($mm)
$48
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
14.9x
closed 4/4/2005 via PR Newswire

FIND/SVP, Incorporated, acquired Atlantic Research & Consulting, Inc.

synopsis: FIND/SVP, Inc., a leading provider of business advisory, research and consulting services, announced today the closing of two previously announced acquisitions. Atlantic Research & Consulting, Inc., a rapidly growing quantitative and qualitative custom market research firm, and Signia Partners, Inc.
buyer parent:infoUSA, Inc.
buyer: FIND/SVP, Incorporated
Guideline, Inc. is the nation's only single-source provider of customized business research and analysis. Through its end-to-end continuum of On-Demand Business Research, Custom Market Research, Strategic Intelligence, and Product Development Intelligence.
target: Atlantic Research & Consulting, Inc.
Atlantic Research and Consulting works with clients on matters related to strategic marketing, planning and problem solving. Advice and consultation on these types of issues is always research- based.
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$7.80
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closed 4/4/2005 via PR Newswire

FIND/SVP, Incorporated, acquired Signia Partners, Inc.

synopsis: FIND/SVP, Inc., a leading provider of business advisory, research and consulting services, announced today the closing of two previously announced acquisitions. Atlantic Research & Consulting, Inc. and Signia Partners, Inc., a leading provider of in-depth business research and fact-based decision support.
buyer parent:infoUSA, Inc.
buyer: FIND/SVP, Incorporated
Guideline, Inc. is the nation's only single-source provider of customized business research and analysis. Through its end-to-end continuum of On-Demand Business Research, Custom Market Research, Strategic Intelligence, and Product Development Intelligence.
target: Signia Partners, Inc.
Signia Partners has a strong track record of success delivering high-value strategic and tactical consulting services. And, we target our services toward results-oriented clients with specific goals in view – we’re not interested in conducting research for its own sake.
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closed 10/2/2012 via BusinessWire

Cannondale Investments, acquired OneSource, Inc.

synopsis: GTCR, a leading private equity firm, announced it has acquired OneSource Information Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Infogroup, Inc. This acquisition will be completed through GTCR’s previously established partnership with Cannondale Investments and Joseph Ripp. OneSource provides online business information and sales intelligence solutions.
buyer parent:GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cannondale Investments
Cannondale Investments is a platform company focused on acquiring data-enabled information services firms that deliver timely and actionable data to their clients. The company was formed through a partnership with GTCR Golder Rauner, LLC, a private equity firm.
target parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
target: OneSource, Inc.
OneSource provides online business information and sales intelligence solutions. The company has two core products which are Business Browser and iSell. On top of its core information solutions, it provides application integration, data analysis, and research and business consulting services.
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closed 3/2/2012 via BusinessWire

Infogroup, acquired GoTime, Inc.

synopsis: Infogroup, the leading provider of high-value data and multichannel marketing solutions, announced the acquisition of Seattle based GoTime, Inc., a data management platform company specializing in high value data acquisition and delivery.
buyer parent:CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
buyer: Infogroup(IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup helps companies increase sales and customer loyalty through its high value data, market intelligence and innovative digital solutions. It uncovers and unlocks revenue growth by enabling its clients to connect and engage with their most valuable audiences millions of times each day.
target: GoTime, Inc.
GoTime, Inc. is a Seattle-based data management platform company specializing in high value data acquisition and delivery founded with the mission of helping people make real world decisions on where to go in their city.
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closed 7/7/2011 via Company Press Release

Lake Capital, acquired ORC International

synopsis: Infogroup, the leading provider of targeted high-value sales and marketing data, market intelligence and innovative digital engagement solutions, announced that it has sold its global market research firm, ORC International, to Lake Capital Management, a Chicago-based private equity firm.
buyer: Lake Capital
Lake Capital is a private equity firm that focuses on investing selectively in a limited number of middle-market, service-based companies with the potential for growth. The company targets marketing services, Finance-related services, operational and infrastructure-related services and more.
target parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
target: ORC International
ORC International is a global market research firm with offices across the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific region. ORC International offers the unique ability to integrate primary research, secondary research, competitive intelligence and expert insight to address its client's strategic issues.
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closed 7/1/2010 via BusinessWire

CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC, acquired Infogroup

synopsis: Infogroup, the leading provider of data-driven and interactive resources for targeted sales, marketing and research solutions, has closed on its acquisition by affiliates of CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC and announced its new executive leadership team and Board of Directors.
buyer: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC, is a leading global private equity firm specializing in buyouts and growth equity investments in companies ranging from $500 million to more than $3 billion in size.
target: Infogroup(IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions.
price($mm)[EV]
$463 [$637]
rev ($mm)
$500
EBITDA ($mm)
$85
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
7.5x
closed 4/1/2009 via BusinessWire

ICF International, acquired Macro International, Inc.

synopsis: ICF International announced it has closed on the acquisition of Macro International Inc. (Macro), an advisory, implementation, and evaluation services firm providing research-based solutions to U.S. federal government agencies in health and other areas. The purchase price was approximately $155 million.
buyer: ICF International(ICFI:$951.50)
ICF International partners with government and commercial clients to deliver consulting services and technology solutions in the energy, climate change, environment, transportation, social programs, health, defense, and emergency management markets.
target parent: InfoGroup, Inc.
target: Macro International, Inc.
Macro International provides research and evaluation, management consulting, marketing communications, and information services to key agencies of the federal government, including the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Departments of State, Education, and Veterans Affairs.
price($mm)[EV]
$158 [$214]
rev ($mm)
$150
EBITDA ($mm)
$18
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
12.0x
announced 1/23/2008 via BusinessWire

infoUSA, Inc., will acquire Direct Media

synopsis: infoUSA the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases, sales leads, direct marketing, and email marketing, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Direct Media, Inc. Based in Greenwich, Connecticut, Direct Media is one of the premium blue chip brands in the direct marketing industry.
buyer: infoUSA, Inc.(IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions.
target: Direct Media
Direct Media is a leading, diversified direct marketing services company. We provide the appropriate media mix to support all of the direct marketing needs of our clients. These services include list, insert and email brokerage, and management, Internet-based lead generation and marketing research.
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closed 10/18/2007 via BusinessWire

Opinion Research Corporation, acquired Northwest Research Group

synopsis: Opinion Research™, an infoUSA® Company announced the acquisition of Northwest Research Group (a full-service, custom market research and consulting firm). The firm is nationally recognized for its expertise in market research design, analytical proficiency, and its ability to translate research findings into actionable business decisions.
buyer parent:infoUSA, Inc.
buyer: Opinion Research Corporation
Founded in 1938, Opinion Research Corporation provides commercial market research, health and demographic research for government agencies, information services and consulting.
target: Northwest Research Group
Northwest Research Group, Inc. is a full service national, marketing research and consulting firm with complete, on-premise capabilities to manage every aspect of a marketing research project - from research and questionnaire design through analysis, reporting, and strategic consulting.
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closed 7/5/2007 via BusinessWire

Opinion Research Corporation, acquired NWC Research

synopsis: Opinion Research, an infoUSA® Company announced the acquisition of NWC Research, an Asia Pacific research company based in Australia, with offices in Singapore and Malaysia. NWC Research will join Opinion Research’s market research group, expanding the company’s research presence in the Asia Pacific market.
buyer parent:infoUSA, Inc.
buyer: Opinion Research Corporation
Founded in 1938, Opinion Research Corporation provides commercial market research, health and demographic research for government agencies, information services and consulting.
target: NWC Research
NWC Research contains some of the most experienced and innovative market research practitioners in Australia. All our senior management team have over 10 years experience in the market research industry and many have worked in both Australia and overseas, in particular Asia, Europe and the UK.
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closed 8/20/2007 via BusinessWire

Guideline, Inc. merged with infoUSA, Inc.,

synopsis: infoUSA the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases and sales leads announced the successful conclusion of its cash tender offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock and Series A preferred stock of Guideline, Inc., a New York corporation.
buyer: infoUSA, Inc.(IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions.
target: Guideline, Inc.
Guideline, Inc. is the nation's only single-source provider of customized business research and analysis. Through its end-to-end continuum of On-Demand Business Research, Custom Market Research, Strategic Intelligence, and Product Development Intelligence.
price($mm)[EV]
$29 [$31]
rev ($mm)
$48
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
14.9x
closed 11/10/2006 via BusinessWire

infoUSA, Inc., acquired Rubin Response Services Inc

synopsis: infoUSA, the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases has acquired Rubin Response Services, Inc. of Schaumburg, Illinois. The company plans to integrate Rubin Response’s operations with those of its existing list management, list brokerage subsidiary, Walter Karl.
buyer: infoUSA, Inc.(IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions.
target: Rubin Response Services Inc
The two divisions of Rubin Response - list brokerage and list management -deliver complete mailing list solutions for the entire direct marketing community.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/1/2006 via BusinessWire

infoUSA, Inc., acquired Digital Connexxions Corp.

synopsis: infoUSA, the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases, sales leads, direct marketing, and email marketing, has completed the acquisition of Digital Connexxions, an e-mail marketing company. infoUSA plans to integrate Digital Connexxion’s operations with those of its existing e-mail subsidiary, Yesmail.
buyer: infoUSA, Inc.(IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions.
target: Digital Connexxions Corp.
Digital Connexxions is a leading provider of specialized online marketing solutions that provide publishers and direct marketers the ability to manage their subscribers, enhance subscriber data management, and deliver intelligent communications.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/4/2006 via BusinessWire

infoUSA, Inc., acquired Opinion Research Corporation

synopsis: infoUSA the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases and sales leads, today announced that the company has completed its previously announced acquisition of Opinion Research Corporation. Opinion Research shareholders approved the sale of the Company at a special meeting held today.
buyer: infoUSA, Inc.(IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions.
target: Opinion Research Corporation
Founded in 1938, Opinion Research Corporation provides commercial market research, health and demographic research for government agencies, information services and consulting.
price ($mm)
$134
rev ($mm)
$194
EBITDA ($mm)
$14
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
9.6x
closed 6/2/2006 via BusinessWire

infoUSA, Inc., acquired Mokrynskidirect

synopsis: infoUSA, the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases and sales leads, announced that the company has completed its acquisition of Mokrynskidirect, a leading list manager and list broker.
buyer: infoUSA, Inc.(IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions.
target: Mokrynskidirect
Mokrynskidirect is a full service marketing company. We specialize in customer acquisition and retention strategies and we integrate our client’s marketing efforts across ALL sales channels.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/4/2005 via

infoUSA, Inc., acquired Millard Group

synopsis: infoUSA, the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases and sales leads, today announced the acquisition of Millard Group of Petersborough, New Hampshire. Founded in 1977, Millard is a premiere brand in the list brokerage and management business with a blue chip client base.
buyer: infoUSA, Inc.(IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions.
target: Millard Group
Millard Group manages a full spectrum of domestic and international mailing lists, databases, e-mail and telemarketing files, providing comprehensive list management services for catalog, publishing, continuity, and fundraising clients.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/4/2005 via PR Newswire

FIND/SVP, Incorporated, acquired Atlantic Research & Consulting, Inc.

synopsis: FIND/SVP, Inc., a leading provider of business advisory, research and consulting services, announced today the closing of two previously announced acquisitions. Atlantic Research & Consulting, Inc., a rapidly growing quantitative and qualitative custom market research firm, and Signia Partners, Inc.
buyer parent:infoUSA, Inc.
buyer: FIND/SVP, Incorporated
Guideline, Inc. is the nation's only single-source provider of customized business research and analysis. Through its end-to-end continuum of On-Demand Business Research, Custom Market Research, Strategic Intelligence, and Product Development Intelligence.
target: Atlantic Research & Consulting, Inc.
Atlantic Research and Consulting works with clients on matters related to strategic marketing, planning and problem solving. Advice and consultation on these types of issues is always research- based.
price ($mm)
$7.80
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/4/2005 via PR Newswire

FIND/SVP, Incorporated, acquired Signia Partners, Inc.

synopsis: FIND/SVP, Inc., a leading provider of business advisory, research and consulting services, announced today the closing of two previously announced acquisitions. Atlantic Research & Consulting, Inc. and Signia Partners, Inc., a leading provider of in-depth business research and fact-based decision support.
buyer parent:infoUSA, Inc.
buyer: FIND/SVP, Incorporated
Guideline, Inc. is the nation's only single-source provider of customized business research and analysis. Through its end-to-end continuum of On-Demand Business Research, Custom Market Research, Strategic Intelligence, and Product Development Intelligence.
target: Signia Partners, Inc.
Signia Partners has a strong track record of success delivering high-value strategic and tactical consulting services. And, we target our services toward results-oriented clients with specific goals in view – we’re not interested in conducting research for its own sake.
price ($mm)
$7.80
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/31/2005 via BusinessWire

InfoUSA, acquired @Once

synopsis: infoUSA, the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases, sales leads and business credit reports, today announced that it has acquired @Once. @Once is a retention based email technology company headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
buyer: InfoUSA(IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions.
target: @Once
@Once is an e-mail marketing solutions provider. Using a consultative approach, @Once has the experience and capabilities to build and implement eMessaging campaigns that directly support client objectives, whether they be revenue generation, brand awareness or community building.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/13/2004 via PR Newswire

Digital Connexxions Corp., acquired iPromotions Inc.

synopsis: Digital Connexxions Corp. (www.dconx.com), a provider of email and data services for publishers, list managers and direct marketers today announced that it has acquired the assets of iPromotions Inc. (www.iPromotions.com), a provider of online advertising and data acquisition products.
buyer parent:infoUSA, Inc.
buyer: Digital Connexxions Corp.
Digital Connexxions is a leading provider of specialized online marketing solutions that provide publishers and direct marketers the ability to manage their subscribers, enhance subscriber data management, and deliver intelligent communications.
target: iPromotions Inc.
iPromotions has established itself as a leading provider of online sweepstakes services and ad optimization software. Combining data acquisition campaigns with advertising management software, iPromotions has helped clients save 20-30% building opt-in marketing databases. With a focus on Travel and
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/6/2012 via PR Newswire

AccuData Integrated Marketing, will acquire DaVinci Marketing Technologies

synopsis: DaVinci Marketing Technologies, a direct marketing technology service provider, signed an acquisition agreement with Compact Information Systems. DaVinci will become part of the AccuData Integrated Marketing operating division, a wholly owned subsidiary of Compact.
buyer parent:Compact Information Systems
buyer: AccuData Integrated Marketing
A leader in database marketing services, AccuData Integrated Marketing uses a full range of data resources, powerful marketing analytics and database technology to accurately target qualified buyers and increase ROI.
target: DaVinci Marketing Technologies
DaVinci Marketing Technologies is at the forefront of the Email Service Provider industry. The DaVinci platform supports email template creation, provides a template library, facilitates campaign deployment, and offers real-time campaign response tracking and reporting.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/6/2012 via Market Wire

Redi-Data, Inc., acquired KM Lists, Inc.

synopsis: Redi-Data, a provider of healthcare professional, consumer and business data and email lists, announced the acquisition of KM Lists, a full-service list provider. Its products and industry experience across all data verticals will augment Redi-Data's already robust offerings, furthering the company's position as an industry leader.
buyer: Redi-Data, Inc.
Redi-Data, Inc. provides healthcare professional, consumer and business data, mail and email lists. The company offers a diverse selection of information and data points including demographic, geographic, financial and lifestyle.
target: KM Lists, Inc.
KM Lists, Inc. offers access to the market's most comprehensive business mailing lists, consumer marketing lists and direct marketing lists including emails, phone and fax numbers available at extremely competitive pricing.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2010 via BusinessWire

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, acquired Avox Limited

synopsis: The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation announced that it has acquired the outstanding shares of Avox Limited, a reference data business located in the U.K.
buyer: The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), through its subsidiaries, provides clearance, settlement and information services for equities, corporate and municipal bonds, government and mortgage-backed securities, money market instruments and over-the-counter derivatives.
target: Avox Limited
Avox validates, corrects, enriches and maintains business entity reference data. This includes data such as corporate hierarchies, registered address information, industry sector codes and company identifiers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2010 via PR Newswire

Epsilon Data Management, Inc., purchased Direct Marketing Services from Equifax, Inc.

synopsis: Equifax Inc. announced it has completed the previously announced sale of assets of its Direct Marketing Services division to Alliance Data Systems for gross proceeds of $117 million, subject to certain adjustments.
buyer parent:Alliance Data Systems Corporation
buyer: Epsilon Data Management, Inc.
Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, managing over 105 million consumer relationships for some of North America's most recognizable companies.
seller: Equifax, Inc.(EFX:$2,294.70)
Equifax is a global leader in information technology that enables and secures global commerce with consumers and businesses. The company is one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data.
price ($mm)
$117
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2010 via BusinessWire

CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC, acquired Infogroup

synopsis: Infogroup, the leading provider of data-driven and interactive resources for targeted sales, marketing and research solutions, has closed on its acquisition by affiliates of CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC and announced its new executive leadership team and Board of Directors.
buyer: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC, is a leading global private equity firm specializing in buyouts and growth equity investments in companies ranging from $500 million to more than $3 billion in size.
target: Infogroup(IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions.
price($mm)[EV]
$463 [$637]
rev ($mm)
$500
EBITDA ($mm)
$85
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
7.5x
closed 12/31/2009 via Capital IQ

Bisnode AB, acquired Teleadress Information AB

synopsis: Bisnode has acquired Swedish TA Teleadress Information AB from Schibsted Tillväxtmedier AB. With the acquisition Bisnode strengthens its position as a supplier of high quality consumer information while at the same time gaining clear cost synergies.
buyer: Bisnode AB
Bisnode is one of Europe’s leading providers of digital business information, including credit reports, company and consumer information, direct marketing tools and market information for the general business-to-business market.
target parent: Schibsted ASA
target: Teleadress Information AB
Teleadress as a leading position on the Swedish market for direct marketing information. Teleadress has information about 5.6 million people in 3.6 million households as well as information about close to 1 million companies in Sweden.
price ($mm)
$8.38*
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/27/2009 via BusinessWire

Lorton Data, Inc, acquired Aldata

synopsis: Lorton Data, a leader in data quality and management services, announced that it has acquired Aldata, a direct marketing information and list acquisition company. Aldata specializes in all aspects of database and list services including access to over 65,000 lists in over 220 consumer and business classifications.
buyer: Lorton Data, Inc
Lorton Data offers data management services and products that increase the effectiveness and reduce the cost of direct marketing, fund raising, and customer communication.
target: Aldata
Aldata, known as the "marketing-to-names" company, is a list provider, processor and profiling company, that has served the direct marketing industry for over 20 years.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/31/2008 via BusinessWire

MelissaData, acquired M1 Data & Analytics

synopsis: Melissa Data, a developer of high-performance contact data verification and mail management solutions, announced the acquisition of M1 Data & Analytics from Metro One Telecommunications, Inc. M1 is a marketing list wholesaler and data services provider.
buyer: MelissaData
Melissa Data provides data quality solutions with emphasis on address and phone verification, postal encoding, and data enhancements. The company is a leading provider of easy-to-use and cost-effective solutions for achieving the highest level of data quality for lifetime value.
target parent: Metro One Telecommunications, Inc.
target: M1 Data & Analytics
M1 Data & Analytics is a marketing list wholesaler and data services provider that offers new ways to purchase, update and analyze consumer and business information with one of the premier telco databases in the country.
price ($mm)
$0.20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/1/2007 via

Epsilon Data Management, Inc., acquired Abacus

synopsis: Alliance Data Systems Corporation a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, announced that its Epsilon unit has agreed to acquire Abacus, a division of DoubleClick Inc.
buyer parent:Alliance Data Systems Corporation
buyer: Epsilon Data Management, Inc.
Epsilon is a leading provider of multi-channel marketing services, technologies and database solutions. Through its combination of client-centric marketing solutions, Epsilon helps leading companies understand, measure, manage and optimize their customer relationships.
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: Abacus
Abacus is the leading provider of cooperative data, data management and analytical services for direct marketing. Abacus provides the insight and capabilities that enable marketers to create, build and maintain profitable relationships with their customers, regardless of channel.
price ($mm)
$435
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/31/2006 via

Epsilon Data Management, Inc., acquired CPC Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, announced that its Epsilon unit has agreed to acquire CPC Associates, Inc., a premier provider of data products used to increase effectiveness of direct-response marketing programs for a variety of business sectors.
buyer parent:Alliance Data Systems Corporation
buyer: Epsilon Data Management, Inc.
Epsilon is a leading provider of multi-channel marketing services, technologies and database solutions. Through its combination of client-centric marketing solutions, Epsilon helps leading companies understand, measure, manage and optimize their customer relationships.
target parent: Kinderhook Industries
target: CPC Associates, Inc.
CPC Associates, Inc. is a data company servicing the direct mail industry as a mailing list compiler, mailing list broker and mailing list manager. The Company is an industry leader and original compiler of new mover data.
price ($mm)
$70
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/2/2006 via BusinessWire

TransUnion LLC, acquired QSent

synopsis: TransUnion has completed the previously announced acquisition of Beaverton, Oregon-based Qsent, a leading provider of contact and identity management services, which support customer acquisition and retention, collections and recovery and identity resolution applications. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: TransUnion LLC
TransUnion is a global leader in credit and information management. The company creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. For businesses TransUnion delivers comprehensive data and advanced analytics.
target: QSent
Qsent Contact Accuracy Services provide definitive contact information for enterprise-business applications where precision and timeliness are of high strategic value. Qsent is a leading authority in the use of the telephone as an authenticating source for identity.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/31/2006 via BusinessWire

Harte-Hanks, Inc, acquired Global Address

synopsis: Harte-Hanks, Inc., a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company, announced that it has acquired Global Address, a United Kingdom-based company that provides global postal address data quality software and services incorporating standards for more than 230 nations and territories worldwide.
buyer: Harte-Hanks, Inc(HHS:$850.77)
Harte-Hanks is a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company that provides marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to local, regional, national and international consumer and business-to-business marketers.
target: Global Address
Global Address data quality specialists help global corporate clients manage their international data. Global Address software captures and cleanses name and address data for 230+ countries and territories and can append enhancements such as international geo-positioning and time-zone data.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/14/2006 via PR Newswire

Sun New Media Inc, will acquire Credit Network 114, Ltd.

synopsis: Sun New Media Inc. announced that it has agreed to purchase Credit Network 114, Ltd. from Sun Media Investment Holdings. The acquisition will deliver to SNMD the largest business credit database in China, with information on over 17 million member companies representing 93 industries in 31 provinces, cities and autonomous regions in China.
buyer: Sun New Media Inc
Sun New Media Inc (SNMI) is one of China's first integrated, interactive marketing companies. SNMI plans to create a core group of businesses that includes advanced interactive content development and distribution units, sales and marketing services, and channel management software solutions.
target: Credit Network 114, Ltd.
CN Database lists enterprise name, contact person, address, post code, zip code, telephone, annual production output, employee headcount, and many other criteria.
price ($mm)
$2.50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/5/2011 via PR Newswire

IWCO Direct, Inc., acquired DGI Services, Inc.

synopsis: IWCO Direct, a leading national provider of direct marketing solutions, announced it has purchased a portion of the assets of DGI Services, LLC. DGI Services is a fully integrated direct marketing services provider headquartered in Swedesboro, N.J. with an additional location in Cerritos, Calif.
buyer parent:Avista Capital Partners
buyer: IWCO Direct, Inc.
IWCO Direct is one of the nation's largest providers of direct marketing solutions. IWCO Direct helps its customers acquire, retain and engage customers and members through highly personalized paper-based and digital marketing programs.
target parent: SV Investment Partners
target: DGI Services, Inc.
DGI Services (DGI) is a fully integrated direct marketing services provider headquartered in Swedesboro, N.J. DGI’s fully integrated direct marketing solutions combine the latest targeting tools with best-in-class online and offline execution.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/1/2010 via Market Wire

Harte-Hanks, Inc., acquired Information Arts Ltd

synopsis: Harte-Hanks, Inc. announced that it acquired Information Arts (UK) Limited. Information Arts, based in High Wycombe in the United Kingdom, is a provider of data-driven marketing insight to business-to-business marketers across Europe -- and increasingly across the globe.
buyer: Harte-Hanks, Inc.(HHS:$850.77)
Harte-Hanks® is a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company that provides multichannel direct and digital marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to a wide range of local, regional, national and international consumer and business-to-business marketers.
target: Information Arts Ltd
Information Arts is the leader of insight-led business-to-business relationship marketing in Europe. Information Arts delivers a range of insight, data and database solutions within a high added value service to clients.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/22/2007 via BusinessWire

TFC, Inc., acquired Database Marketing Solutions

synopsis: Nationally-recognized marketing service provider, TFC, Inc., today announced the acquisition of Database Marketing Solutions, a leading database marketing consultancy based in Los Gatos, California, with a client base of Fortune 1000 companies.
buyer: TFC, Inc.
TFC is a nationally recognized marketing services provider to Fortune 1000 companies. The company melds strategic insights and industry expertise to deliver effective marketing and sales enablement programs.
target: Database Marketing Solutions
Database Marketing Solutions has completed hundreds of database marketing projects with results that are real and measurable: Increased response rates and revenue streams, richer cross-sell and up-sell opportunities, greater profits-per-customer improved productivity and stronger customer loyalty.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 10/1/2007 via BNC Analysis

Silver Lake Partners, ValueAct Capital Partners LP, cancelled an acquisition of Acxiom Corporation

synopsis: Acxiom® Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Silver Lake, the leading investment firm focused on large-scale investments in technology-driven growth industries, and ValueAct Capital, one of the largest investment firms that makes strategic block and control investments in public and private companies.
buyer: ValueAct Capital Partners LP
buyer: Silver Lake Partners
ValueAct Capital, with offices in San Francisco and Boston and more than $5 billion in investments, seeks to make active strategic-block value investments in a limited number of companies.
target: Acxiom Corporation(ACXM:$1,159.97)
Acxiom Corporation integrates data, services and technology to create and deliver customer and information management solutions. Acxiom's innovative solutions are Customer Data Integration (CDI) technology, data, database services, IT outsourcing, consulting and analytics, and privacy leadership.
price ($mm)
$2,852
rev ($mm)
$1,395
EBITDA ($mm)
$397
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
7.2x
closed 11/20/2006 via BusinessWire

Mailnet Services, Inc., acquired Conclusive Strategies

synopsis: Mailnet Services, Inc. brings a new dimension to its multi-channel marketing capabilities with the acquisition of two established database marketing and analytics firms. The addition of Synapse Technology and Conclusive Strategies to its existing business line further expands Mailnet’s marketing execution management expertise.
buyer: Mailnet Services, Inc.
Mailnet Services, Inc. helps businesses deliver direct mail for marketing campaigns quickly and cost effectively through two Internet-based services, MailnetExpress(R) and Listcleanup.com(R). MailnetExpress is an on-line application that allows for the development and scheduling.
target: Conclusive Strategies
Conclusive Strategies is a database marketing and geographic information systems company that provides and analyzes the data to help their clients identify their target audiences, and the means to reach them.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Xtech LLC, acquired TC Index

synopsis: xTech, an information services provider that enables online commerce and direct marketing companies to profitably grow customer relationships while preventing fraud and identity theft, announced that it has completed an acquisition of The Credit Index of Mount Arlington, NJ.
buyer: Xtech LLC
xTech, LLC. is an information services company that enables online commerce and direct marketing companies to profitably grow customer relationships while preventing fraud and identity theft.
target: TC Index
The Credit Index is a leading provider of consumer information decisioning solutions to the direct marketing industry. Since 1964, The Credit Index has been helping businesses target responsive purchasers and control credit risk.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/26/2006 via Company Press Release

Experian Information Solutions, acquired ClarityBlue Limited

synopsis: Experian®, the global information solutions company, today announced the acquisition of ClarityBlue, the UK’s leading customer management consulting group and provider of bespoke marketing database solutions. The purchase price is £85m plus a performance related earn-out of up to £15m over three years.
buyer: Experian Information Solutions
Experian is a global leader in providing information solutions to organizations and consumers. It helps organizations find, develop and manage profitable customer relationships by providing information, decision-making solutions and processing services.
target parent: ECI Partners
target: ClarityBlue Limited
ClarityBlue, the customer intelligence specialist, designs, builds and operates high performance customer data environments that link complex internal and external data sources to build a rich picture of customer behaviour. This is used to predict, and allow clients to engineer, future behaviour.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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MarketingExperiments.com
MarketingExperiments.com conducts real-time marketing campaign tests with research partners such as the New York Times, Reuters Group, and Encyclopedia Britannica. Research areas include e-commerce marketing, e-mail marketing, online advertising, search engine marketing, and subscription marketing.
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Mintel Group Ltd.
Mintel Group Ltd.
Mintel Group Ltd. is a leading global supplier of consumer, product and media intelligence. For nearly 40 years, Mintel has provided insight into key worldwide trends, offering exclusive data and analysis that directly impacts client success.
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Paw Marketing, Inc.
Paw Marketing, Inc.
Paw Marketing, Inc., is a leading provider of full service advertising specialties offering promotional items and creative marketing in the US, Canada, and internationally.
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SRA Research, Inc.
SRA Research Group is a full-service market research firm representing clients in a wide variety of industries in North America, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
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MarketResearch.com, Inc.
MarketResearch.com, Inc.
MarketResearch.com is the leading provider of global market intelligence products and services. MarketResearch.com offers instant online access to the world's most extensive database of expert insights on global industries, companies, products, and trends.
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2006
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$22.00
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$2.50
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$2.50
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Aloysius Butler & Clark
Aloysius Butler & Clark
Aloysius Butler & Clark is a 36-year old communications agency providing strategic planning, marketing research, branding, creative, media planning, public relations, interactive/digital for business-to-business and consumer marketing.
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LMC Automotive Services Limited
LMC Automotive is part of the LMC group. LMC provides market intelligence, analysis and advice to clients who include most of the major organisations around the world involved with agricultural commodities, foods, industrial materials, biofuels and their end-markets.
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Market Probe
Market Probe
Market Probe is a global market research firm providing full-service strategic guidance and business solutions to major international companies. It specializes in customer satisfaction, employee and brand stakeholder marketing research, with in-house facilities for field services by Web and phone.
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Nunwood
Nunwood
Nunwood has been uniquely designed to help clients lead their businesses using astute, visionary insight firmly linked to action and return. Nunwood works alongside the research, marketing and strategy functions at many of the world's most inspirational brands.
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GfK Group
GfK Group
GfK is one of the world’s largest research companies, working to discover new insights into the way people live, think and shop, in over 100 markets. They offer custom research services, including information and consulting services that support operational and strategic marketing decisions.
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2012
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$262.04
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$52.40
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All American List Corporation
All American List Corporation
All American List Corporation are a well-recognized and respected list broker with more than 30 years expertise providing mailing lists for all types of mailers. They are committed to being the best list provider in the industry.
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Compact Information Systems
Compact Information Systems
Compact Information Systems is a provider of resident, consumer and business list services. Its list services include access to a proprietary geographic information system that enables customers to see their data, and its impact, geographically before making a purchase decision.
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DaVinci Marketing Technologies
DaVinci Marketing Technologies
DaVinci Marketing Technologies is at the forefront of the Email Service Provider industry. The DaVinci platform supports email template creation, provides a template library, facilitates campaign deployment, and offers real-time campaign response tracking and reporting.
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Directmail.com
Directmail.com
Directmail.com helps you outperform your competition by communicating directly to your buyers, donors, voters and members in the language that resonates with them in their preferred communication form, whether that is direct mail, e-mail, Twitter, Web, social media or more.
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Extraprise
Extraprise
Extraprise is the leader in right time revenue optimization services for B2B and B2C enterprises, offering the only database marketing and demand generation services that combine customer intelligence with multi-channel marketing campaigns at the right time in the customer life cycle.
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MCH Inc
MCH Inc
MCH Strategic Data is America’s leading compiler of business-to-institution (B2i) databases and mailing lists. The MCH database features information on 1.1 million institutions and 8 million decision makers. MCH’s large, on-site research staff continuously updates data.
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MelissaData
MelissaData
Melissa Data provides data quality solutions with emphasis on address and phone verification, postal encoding, and data enhancements. The company is a leading provider of easy-to-use and cost-effective solutions for achieving the highest level of data quality for lifetime value.
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Telematch, Inc.
Telematch, Inc.
Telematch, Inc., with its headquarters in Springfield, Virginia, is a leading information services provider offering a comprehensive range of marketing intelligence and digitally driven marketing solutions, utilizing high-quality data sources.
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Acxiom Corporation
Acxiom Corporation
Acxiom Corporation integrates data, services and technology to create and deliver customer and information management solutions. Acxiom's innovative solutions are Customer Data Integration (CDI) technology, data, database services, IT outsourcing, consulting and analytics, and privacy leadership.
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2011
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$1,159.97
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$259.92
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$113.56
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Corbis Corporation
Corbis Corporation
Corbis Corp is a creative resource for advertising, marketing and media professionals, providing a comprehensive selection of photography, illustration, footage, typefaces and rights clearance services.
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Group360, Inc.
Group360 is a strategic visual communications firm providing marketing communications solutions to accomplish our clients' marketing goals and objectives nationally and internationally. We understand the design/prepress/printing variables needed to enhance client's visual presence in the marketplace
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iMapData Inc.
iMapData Inc.
iMapData helps government and commercial organizations quickly make intelligent, data-driven decisions. Using iMapData’s web-based applications, clients easily correlate their information with the company’s vast library of cleaned and regularly updated data.
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Leadership Directories, Inc.
Leadership Directories, Inc.
With editorial offices in New York City and Washington, D.C., Leadership Directories is dedicated to providing high quality, accurate and up-to-date information on the key leaders in government, business, legal, media and nonprofit organizations in the United States.
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WPP Group, plc
WPP Group, plc
WPP, through its operating companies, provides a comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services including: advertising; media investment management; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; healthcare communications; direct marketing and specialist communications.
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2013
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$18,191.33
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$3,037.56
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$2,353.28
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Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.
Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.
Dun & Bradstreet is the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, enabling companies to Decide with Confidence® for 169 years. D&B’s global commercial database contains more than 168 million business records.
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2013
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$1,655.20
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$508.30
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$484.00
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$258.50
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