Like Verdict Research Ltd.

closed 9/16/2005 via BNC Analysis

Datamonitor plc, acquired Verdict Research Ltd.

synopsis: Datamonitor plc, the premium business information company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Verdict Research Limited for a maximum consideration of £4.7 million in cash.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Datamonitor plc
Datamonitor is a leading global provider of market intelligence through on-line data, analysis and forecasting platforms. Through its research-based proprietary databases and wealth of expertise, Datamonitor provides clients with objective, high quality data, analysis and in-depth forecasts. "
target: Verdict Research Ltd.
With over 20 years' experience, Verdict Research is the UK’s leading authority on retailing, and publishes unrivalled independent analysis. Verdict has close relationships with major UK retailers and meets regularly at the highest level with key executives working in the top 300 retailers.
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closed 2/8/2011 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired MEMRB Retail Tracking Services Ltd.

synopsis: Nielsen has acquired the bulk of retail sales tracking firm MEMRB Retail Tracking Services Ltd., a market research company.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. "
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: MEMRB Retail Tracking Services Ltd.
MEMRB Retail Tracking Services Ltd. provides market research solutions in Central/Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Pakistan, and North Africa.
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

BVA Group, acquired Côté Clients

synopsis: BVA Group, a market research agency in France, acquired Côté Clients, a France-based marketing studies and customer intelligence institute that specializes in customer and retail orientation. Côté Clients supports retailers and industrialists on issues related to signs, networks, points of sale, shelves and purchasing behavior.
buyer: BVA Group
BVA Group is a market research agency in France. BVA offers quantitative and qualitative solutions and specializes in four major areas of expertise: point-of-sale activation, customer experience, big data and behavioral change. "
target: Côté Clients
Based in France, Côté Clients is a marketing studies and customer intelligence institute that specializes in customer and retail orientation. They support retailers, service companies and industrialists on issues related to signs, networks, points of sale, shelves and purchasing behavior.
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closed 7/9/2013 via BusinessWire

Information Resources, Inc., acquired The FreshLook Marketing Group

synopsis: Information Resources, Inc., the global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and over-the-counter healthcare companies, announced the purchase of FreshLook Marketing Group, LLC, a leading supplier of market research information and consulting services to the fresh/random weight (fresh food) industry.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: Information Resources, Inc.
IRI is a leader in delivering powerful market and shopper information, predictive analysis and the foresight that leads to action. They go beyond the data to ignite extraordinary growth for their clients by pinpointing what matters and illuminating how it can impact their businesses. "
target: The FreshLook Marketing Group
FreshLook Marketing Group provides scanner-based information on the sales of perishable products, including fresh fruits and vegetables, deli cheese and meats, deli prepared foods, fresh meat and seafood, in-store bakery items and bulk foods.
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announced 8/21/2013 via Company Press Release

Nielsen, will purchase BI & Commerce Solutions from R.R. Bowker LLC

synopsis: Nielsen and R.R. Bowker, a provider of bibliographic information and management solutions, have signed a definitive agreement for Nielsen to acquire Bowker’s Business Intelligence and Commerce Solutions products. The Business Intelligence and Commerce Solutions products offer its global print and e-book sales tracking and analysis capabilities.
buyer: Nielsen (NLSN:$6,465.00)
The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. "
seller parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
seller: R.R. Bowker LLC
R.R. Bowker is the leading provider of bibliographic information management solutions to help publishers, booksellers, and libraries better serve their customers. Its Business Intelligence and Commerce Solutions products provide global print and e-book sales tracking and analysis capabilities.
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closed 6/28/2018 via Company Press Release

EnsembleIQ, acquired Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.

synopsis: EnsembleIQ, the Chicago-based retail intelligence firm, has purchased substantially all media, digital and event assets from New York-based media company Lebhar-Friedman. The acquired brands comprise several leading retail brands, including Drug Store News, Chain Store Age and Hardware and Building Supply Dealer.
buyer parent: RFE Investment Partners
buyer: EnsembleIQ
EnsembleIQ is a premier business intelligence resource that exists to help people and their organizations succeed. It is structured to serve the business-to-business needs of retailers, consumer goods manufacturers, technology providers, hospitality and healthcare professionals, and more. "
target: Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.
Lebhar Friedman is the leading business-media resource for the retail industry, delivering actionable information, solutions, and networking opportunities through high-value content and engaging live events.
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closed 1/26/2016 via PR Newswire

Tyco International plc, acquired ShopperTrak

synopsis: Tyco International plc, the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of ShopperTrak, a leading global provider of retail consumer behavior insights and location-based analytics. ShopperTrak's solutions enable retailers to improve sales and operational effectiveness.
buyer: Tyco International plc (TYC:$9,701.00)
Tyco is the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company. Tyco provides more than three million customers around the globe with the latest fire protection and security products and services. "
target: ShopperTrak
ShopperTrak provides shopper-traffic counting technology and data analysis to the most respected names in retail. ShopperTrak is an integral business partner and trusted advisor to the industry, bringing innovative technology and business expertise to organizations throughout the world.
price ($mm)
$175
rev ($mm)
$75
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closed 3/18/2020 via PR Newswire

Edge by Ascential, acquired Yimian Data

synopsis: UK-based Ascential, the specialist global information company, has acquired Yimian Data, a leading AI-powered digital commerce data solutions provider from China, and has integrated it as a division of Edge by Ascential, its digital commerce insights and advisory subsidiary.
buyer parent: Ascential plc
buyer: Edge by Ascential
UK-based Edge by Ascential gives global brands and retailers the knowledge to win in digital commerce by providing actionable, next-generation data, analytics, insights, and strategic consulting. Its suite of solutions includes Market Share, Digital Shelf, Price & Promotions, and Retail Insights. "
target: Yimian Data
Yimian Data is a leading AI-powered digital commerce data solutions provider from China. The company serves as a partner to business leaders, using data from market trends and customer feedback, machine learning, natural language processing, and AI to make faster, more intelligent business decisions
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$25
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announced 7/27/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC, will acquire G2 Web Services, LLC.

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire G2 Web Services, an industry-leading provider of merchant risk intelligence solutions for acquirers, commercial banks, and other payment system providers. G2 Web Services will become part of Argus, a Verisk Analytics business.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC
Argus is a one-of-a-kind leading provider of information, scoring solutions, and advisory services to financial institutions across the globe. Their client base ranges from financial institutions and their regulators to various companies across the media industry and beyond. "
target: G2 Web Services, LLC.
G2 Web Services is a leading global provider of merchant risk management solutions, including due diligence, compliance and fraud protection.
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$112
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closed 9/7/2011 via Company Press Release

Primus Capital Funds, acquired G2 Web Services, LLC.

synopsis: Primus Capital, a private equity firm that invests in high-growth companies within the business services, healthcare and education industries, announced the acquisition of G2 Web Services, LLC, the leading provider of merchant compliance monitoring and e-commerce risk management services to the payments industry.
buyer: Primus Capital Funds
Primus Capital is a private equity firm that invests in profitable growth companies in the lower middle market. Primus provides expansion capital and leads buyout and minority recapitalization transactions in the healthcare, business services, and for-profit education industries. "
target: G2 Web Services, LLC.
G2 Web Services is the leader in merchant compliance monitoring and e-commerce risk management. G2 works with acquiring banks, independent sales organizations, and other acquiring value chain members to identify, mitigate and monitor risk posed by their merchants’ online presences.
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closed 5/11/2005 via PR Newswire

DealerTrack, Inc., acquired Chrome Systems Corporation, Inc.

synopsis: DealerTrack Holdings, Inc. today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Chrome Systems Corporation. Chrome Systems, based in Portland, Oregon, is a provider of vehicle configuration data and related software to the automotive retail industry.
buyer: DealerTrack, Inc. (TRAK:$993.05)
DealerTrack’s intuitive and high-value software solutions enhance efficiency and profitability for all major segments of the automotive retail industry, including dealers, lenders, OEMs, agents and aftermarket providers. "
target: Chrome Systems Corporation, Inc.
Founded in 1986, Chrome Systems Corporation is the only independent provider of automotive data and software for selling vehicles online. Chrome pioneered the technology behind electronic vehicle configuration, providing an alternative to unwieldy and often outmoded auto manufacturer data sourceboo
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closed 11/26/2015 via Company Press Release

Reed Exhibitions, acquired Legend Exhibitions Limited

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading events organizer, is delighted to announce that it has acquired Legend Exhibitions, the organisation behind two of Europe’s leading retail technology and retail design events.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 43 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 500 events serves 43 industry sectors. "
target: Legend Exhibitions Limited
Legend Exhibitions is the organization behind two of Europe’s leading retail technology and retail design events. Legend Exhibitions’ portfolio includes RBTE (Retail Business Technology Expo), Retail Design Expo, and Retail Digital Signage Expo.
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closed 5/11/2009 via Company Press Release

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., purchased California Gift Show from dmg world media ltd

synopsis: Merchandise Mart Properties has announced the acquisition of the California Gift Show from dmg world media, effective immediately, creating a unified and strengthened market experience anchoring the gift and home industry for the West Coast.
buyer: Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
For 75 years, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. has been North America’s specialist in marketing support of buildings with wholesale showrooms. MMPI is both a property manager and trade show producer, divisionally organized by the industries housed in its buildings and represented at its events. "
seller parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
seller: dmg world media ltd
dmg world media is an international exhibition and publishing company that produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs, in addition to 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports.
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closed 1/22/2015 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Brandbank Limited

synopsis: Nielsen Holdings N.V., a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, has acquired Brandbank, a world leader specialised in the process of digitally collecting, managing and distributing FMCG product and brand image content for retail syndication across in-store, print promotional and e-commerce platforms.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. "
target: Brandbank Limited
Brandbank is the world’s leading product content creation, management and publishing solution for multi-channel retailing. It helps them to create, manage and distribute product content, which is optimised for shopper marketing and category planning.
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closed 3/5/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired E Commerce Expo, Ltd.

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired E Commerce Expo Ltd ("ECE"). ECE is a two day exhibition with an associated conference and awards ceremony, dedicated to e-commerce and online retailing.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. "
target: E Commerce Expo, Ltd.
E Commerce Expo is a two day exhibition with an associated conference and awards ceremony, dedicated to e-commerce and online retailing. The show covers all aspects of e-commerce, including acquisition, conversion, fulfillment and retention.
price ($mm)
$0.91
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$1
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closed 3/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Internet Retailing Expo

synopsis: Organiser Clarion Events has announced the acquisition of Internet Retail Events Ltd from SJP Business Media. Internet Retail Events’ portfolio of market-leading events comprises Internet Retailing Expo (IRX), eDelivery Expo, Internet Retailing Conference, eDelivery Conference and the Internet Retailing Awards.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events operates over 200 events in 35 countries from offices in the U.K., South Africa, U.S., Brazil, Germany, Singapore, U.A.E., Turkey, and the Netherlands. They serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. "
target parent: SJP Business Media
target: Internet Retailing Expo
Held annually at The National Exhibition Centre, Internet Retailing Expo (IRX) launched in 2011 and won Best UK Trade Show Exhibition (>2,000sqm) at the Association of Exhibition Organisers (AEO) Excellence Awards in 2014.
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closed 11/9/2012 via BusinessWire

GLM, purchased E-Commerce Events Group from Vertical Web Media LLC

synopsis: GLM announced its acquisition of the events group of Vertical Web Media (VWM), including Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE), the leading e-commerce event in the United States, and two allied events – Internet Retailer Mobile Marketing & Commerce Forum (MMCF) and Internet Retailer Web Design and Usability Conference (IRWD).
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: GLM
George Little Management (GLM) creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management. "
seller: Vertical Web Media LLC
Vertical Web Media is the largest media group exclusively covering the e-commerce field. It operates Internet Retailer Magazine, two information and research web sites, two e-mail newsletters and seven research publications and databases, all directed to various aspects of the e-commerce business.
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closed 3/4/2008 via Company Press Release

Worldwide Business Research, acquired ecomXpo

synopsis: eComXpo, the virtual trade show and job fair for eCommerce marketers is being acquired by Worldwide Business Research, the producers of eTail and more than hundreds of other internationally recognized physical events.
buyer: Worldwide Business Research
Worldwide Business Research ("WBR") is the world's biggest large-scale conference company and part of the PLS group, one of the world's leading providers of strategic business intelligence with 16 offices worldwide. "
target: ecomXpo
eComXpo is the first virtual, online trade show, conference and job fair for eCommerce marketers. Hundreds of exhibitors, sponsors, and presenters gather semi-annually with over 8,000 attendees at this 100% online and virtual event, the largest gathering of eCommerce marketers in the world.
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closed 4/22/2015 via Company Press Release

Go PopUp, acquired Popupsquare

synopsis: Go—PopUp, Europe’s fast growing community marketplace for renting temporary and flexible space for pop up ideas, acquires the Dutch platform Popupsquare. Popupsquare was the very first online platform in the pop up business world wide.
buyer: Go PopUp
Go—PopUp enables brands and creative businesses to connect to landlords and property owners to launch pop up ideas. The startup offers individual service, supporting those who want to test, promote and develop their business ideas. "
target: Popupsquare
Popupsquare was the very first online platform in the pop up business world wide. After launching in 2011, it organically grew to round about 900 registered members and a wide network of entrepreneurs, active pop up stores, fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter.
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closed 1/8/2013 via GlobeNewswire

FierceMarkets, Inc., acquired StorefrontBacktalk

synopsis: FierceMarkets, a division of Questex Media Group LLC, has completed the acquisition of the StorefrontBacktalk retail technology publication from The Content Firm LLC. StorefrontBacktalk tracks retail technology, mobile and E-Commerce issues for a newsletter audience of over 21,000 retail industry insiders.
buyer parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
buyer: FierceMarkets, Inc.
FierceMarkets is a leader in B2B emedia, providing information and marketing services in the telecommunications, life sciences, healthcare, IT, energy, government, and finance industries through its portfolio of email newsletters, websites, webinars and live events. "
target parent: The Content Firm LLC
target: StorefrontBacktalk
StorefrontBacktalk, which tracks retail technology, mobile and E-Commerce issues for a newsletter audience of over 21,000 retail industry insiders, has built an avid readership through its focus on surprise, with a mix of editorial insight, commentary and reporting stories that have yet to be told.
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closed 9/16/2005 via BNC Analysis

Datamonitor plc, acquired Verdict Research Ltd.

synopsis: Datamonitor plc, the premium business information company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Verdict Research Limited for a maximum consideration of £4.7 million in cash.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Datamonitor plc
Datamonitor is a leading global provider of market intelligence through on-line data, analysis and forecasting platforms. Through its research-based proprietary databases and wealth of expertise, Datamonitor provides clients with objective, high quality data, analysis and in-depth forecasts. "
target: Verdict Research Ltd.
With over 20 years' experience, Verdict Research is the UK’s leading authority on retailing, and publishes unrivalled independent analysis. Verdict has close relationships with major UK retailers and meets regularly at the highest level with key executives working in the top 300 retailers.
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closed 4/30/2009 via BNC Analysis

Datamonitor plc, acquired The Brown-Wilson Group

synopsis: Datamonitor recently announced that it has acquired the assets of the Brown–Wilson Group, for an undisclosed sum. The Brown–Wilson Group and Black Book annually surveys user organisations’ satisfaction with their outsourcing service providers and consultants.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Datamonitor plc
Datamonitor is a leading global provider of market intelligence through on-line data, analysis and forecasting platforms. Through its research-based proprietary databases and wealth of expertise, Datamonitor provides clients with objective, high quality data, analysis and in-depth forecasts. "
target: The Brown-Wilson Group
The Brown–Wilson Group are research consultants to the outsourcing industry. They are the publishers of the Black Book of Outsourcing, as well as custom reports.
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closed 7/20/2007 via

Informa plc, acquired Datamonitor plc

synopsis: The Boards of Informa and Datamonitor announced that they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended offer for Datamonitor by Informa Acquisitions at a price of 650 pence per Datamonitor Share in cash, valuing the fully diluted ordinary share capital of Datamonitor at approximately £502m.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa plc is the leading international provider of specialist information and services for the academic and scientific, professional and commercial business communities. "
target: Datamonitor plc
Datamonitor is a leading global provider of market intelligence through on-line data, analysis and forecasting platforms. Through its research-based proprietary databases and wealth of expertise, Datamonitor provides clients with objective, high quality data, analysis and in-depth forecasts.
price ($mm)[EV]
$994 [$1,021]
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$139
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$32
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closed 9/16/2005 via BNC Analysis

Datamonitor plc, acquired Verdict Research Ltd.

synopsis: Datamonitor plc, the premium business information company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Verdict Research Limited for a maximum consideration of £4.7 million in cash.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Datamonitor plc
Datamonitor is a leading global provider of market intelligence through on-line data, analysis and forecasting platforms. Through its research-based proprietary databases and wealth of expertise, Datamonitor provides clients with objective, high quality data, analysis and in-depth forecasts. "
target: Verdict Research Ltd.
With over 20 years' experience, Verdict Research is the UK’s leading authority on retailing, and publishes unrivalled independent analysis. Verdict has close relationships with major UK retailers and meets regularly at the highest level with key executives working in the top 300 retailers.
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closed 9/16/2005 via BNC Analysis

Datamonitor plc, acquired Verdict Research Ltd.

synopsis: Datamonitor plc, the premium business information company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Verdict Research Limited for a maximum consideration of £4.7 million in cash.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Datamonitor plc
Datamonitor is a leading global provider of market intelligence through on-line data, analysis and forecasting platforms. Through its research-based proprietary databases and wealth of expertise, Datamonitor provides clients with objective, high quality data, analysis and in-depth forecasts. "
target: Verdict Research Ltd.
With over 20 years' experience, Verdict Research is the UK’s leading authority on retailing, and publishes unrivalled independent analysis. Verdict has close relationships with major UK retailers and meets regularly at the highest level with key executives working in the top 300 retailers.
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closed 9/30/2015 via PR Newswire

Opus Global Group, acquired Alacra, Inc.

synopsis: Opus Global, a provider of SaaS-based compliance solutions, has acquired Alacra, a provider of Know Your Customer, Anti-Money Laundering and Reference Data business information solutions. The integration of Alacra will create an unmatched combination of compliance data with third party management excellence and network-based information exchange.
buyer: Opus Global Group (BUSE:OPUS:$160.13)
Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Opus Global’s mission is to establish itself as a long-term partner capable of delivering significant value to businesses through the aggregation of content, software-based solutions, and related services. "
target: Alacra, Inc.
Alacra develops workflow applications that enable 300,000 end users to find, organize, analyze and present mission-critical business information. With nearly 175 unique databases available to their clients, Alacra has the largest collection of premium business information in the world.
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closed 3/21/2007 via BusinessWire

Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., acquired First Research

synopsis: Dun & Bradstreet has acquired First Research for $22.5 million, with an earn-out potential of up to $4 million based on financial performance. The acquisition is being funded with cash on hand. First Research is the leading Internet provider of editorial-based industry insight, specifically tailored toward sales professionals.
buyer: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. (DNB:$1,813.10)
Dun & Bradstreet is the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight. D&B’s global commercial database contains more than 110 million business records. D&B’s proprietary DUNSRight® Quality Process, transforms the enormous amount of data D&B collects daily into decision-ready insight."
target: First Research
First Research is the leading industry intelligence company that helps sales teams perform faster and smarter. First Research synthesizes hundreds of sources into an easy to digest format a sales person can consume very quickly to better understand a prospect’s or client’s business issues.
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$23
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$7
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closed 3/16/2011 via Company Press Release

Alsbridge Inc., acquired Outsourcing Center LLC

synopsis: Alsbridge, Inc., the leading sourcing advisory and benchmarking firm, has acquired Outsourcing-Center.com, the most widely read source of research for outsourcing buyers from Everest Group. The end goal is to improve the outcome and experience for outsourcing buyers.
buyer: Alsbridge Inc.
Alsbridge Inc. provides advisory services for the planning, evaluation, and negotiation of outsourcing, shared services, and benchmarking. "
target parent: Everest Group, LLC
target: Outsourcing Center LLC
Outsourcing Center LLC provides online business insights. It offers objective perspectives and real-world examples, identifies business risks, and explains how to leverage value-creation opportunities.
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Repucom America LLC, acquired Image Impact, Inc.

synopsis: Repucom America LLC, the leading provider of broadcast content measurement in the United States, has announced the acquisition of Kansas City based Image Impact, Inc. Image Impact is a provider of brand placement measurement and valuation within mass media programming.
buyer: Repucom America LLC
Repucom America LLC has rapidly grown into the world's foremost authority in measuring the value and effectiveness of brand exposure within all forms of sports media. "
target: Image Impact, Inc.
Image Impact, Inc. is a provider of brand placement measurement and valuation within mass media programming. Utilizing cutting-edge delivery platforms such as BrandBase®, providing comprehensive, verifiable brand placement evaluation and consulting analysis to take clients Beyond the Numbers®.
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Intersections Inc., acquired Net Enforcers

synopsis: Intersections Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to purchase 100% of the outstanding shares of Net Enforcers, Inc. Net Enforcers is a leading provider of corporate identity theft protection services, including online brand monitoring, online auction monitoring and enforcement, intellectual property monitoring and other services.
buyer: Intersections Inc. (INTX:$156.93)
Intersections Inc. provides comprehensive identity theft protection and credit management services to more than two million consumer subscribers in the U.S. and Canada. "
target: Net Enforcers
Net Enforcers is a technology-driven brand protection company that represents clients ranging from consumer electronics manufacturers to large pharmaceutical companies. The Net Enforcers team is a collaboration of IT experts and business managers who specialize in investigative research.
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closed 3/31/2017 via Market Wire

Dye & Durham Corporation, acquired OnCorp Direct

synopsis: Dye & Durham Corporation, provider of easy-to-use legal software and technology enabled services, announced that it has acquired 100 percent of OnCorp Direct Inc., a leading provider of corporate search & registration services, due diligence, PPSA and other registry related services to legal and financial professionals, corporations & institutions.
buyer: Dye & Durham Corporation (TSX:DND:$48.89)
Dye & Durham Corporation is Canada's leading provider of easy-to-use legal software and technology enabled services. Founded in 1874, Dye & Durham is an industry leader with an existing blue chip customer base and a leading presence in the legal services market. "
target: OnCorp Direct
OnCorp Direct is a leading provider of online corporate search & registration services, due diligence, PPSA and other registry related services to legal and financial professionals, corporations and financial institutions across Canada.
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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.
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announced 11/6/2019 via Company Press Release

International Society for Technology in Education, will acquire EdSurge

synopsis: The International Society for Technology in Education, the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching, will acquire EdSurge, a leading education news organization that reports on the people, ideas and technologies that shape the future of learning.
buyer: International Society for Technology in Education
The International Society for Technology in Education is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the effective use of technology in PK–12 and teacher education. "
target: EdSurge
EdSurge is a leading education news organization that reports on the people, ideas and technologies that shape the future of learning. Through their work, they aim to help educators, entrepreneurs and policymakers be part of the complex conversations about the evolving learning environments.
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closed 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

MRI Software LLC, acquired Rental History Reports and Trusted Employees

synopsis: MRI Software LLC, a global leader in real estate software solutions, announced the acquisition of Rental History Reports and Trusted Employees, a provider of applicant screening platforms that focuses on the multifamily real estate industry and corporate employers. Their services include credit history, criminal history, eviction history, and more.
buyer parent: GI Partners
buyer: MRI Software LLC
MRI Software is a leading provider of innovative real estate software applications and hosted solutions. MRI's comprehensive and flexible technology platform coupled with an open and connected ecosystem meets the unique needs of real estate businesses from property-level management to analytics. "
target: Rental History Reports and Trusted Employees
Rental History Reports and Trusted Employees is a provider of applicant screening platforms that focuses on the multifamily real estate industry and corporate employers. Their services include credit history, criminal history, eviction history, employment verification, and rental references reports.
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closed 1/25/2018 via BusinessWire

FiscalNote Inc., acquired SHUNGHAM

synopsis: FiscalNote, a company that enables government affairs professionals and executives to maximize their influence on legislation and regulatory policy, has acquired SHUNGHAM, a professional intelligence firm providing high-quality, highly structured business information services to industry and government.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
The FiscalNote GRM platform is the most effective solution for managing government impact and public issues and is quickly becoming the cloud platform of choice for global brands as they analyze and manage their government risk, opportunity, and influence. "
target: SHUNGHAM
SHUNGHAM is a professional intelligence firm providing high-quality, highly structured business information services to industry and government.
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announced 12/15/2009 via Capital IQ

e-Rewards, Inc., will acquire Research Now Plc

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc., the United States' largest online market research panel provider, announced that it has reached an agreement on the terms of a Recommended Acquisition of Research Now PLC, one of the research industry's leading international online fieldwork and panel firms.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc. is the world's largest "by-invitation-only" online research panel provider, serving nearly 1,000 market research clients. With millions of participating panelists, the e-Rewards® Opinion Panels provide research firms with quality respondents. "
target: Research Now Plc
Research Now is one of the leading international online fieldwork and panel specialists to the global market research industry and some of the world's best known companies with offices in London, Paris, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, Athens, New York, San Francisco, and elsewhere.
price ($mm)[EV]
$132 [$122]
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closed 7/14/2009 via BusinessWire

Allegiance, Inc., acquired Inquisite, Inc.

synopsis: Allegiance, Inc., a leading provider of voice-of-the-customer (VOC) solutions that help companies capitalize on customer and employee engagement, announced that it has acquired Inquisite, an innovative provider of online survey software based in Austin, Texas.
buyer: Allegiance, Inc.
Allegiance, Inc. provides Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM) solutions that help organizations drive growth and increase profitability through improved customer and employee loyalty and engagement. "
target: Inquisite, Inc.
Inquisite is an easy to use web survey software system that allows non-technical users the ability to easily manage their own web-based surveys.
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closed 10/8/2008 via

Greenfield Online, Inc. merged with Microsoft Corporation,

synopsis: Greenfield Online, Inc. announced that it entered into a merger agreement to be acquired by Microsoft Corporation, via a cash tender offer for $17.50 per share in a transaction valued at approximately $486 million.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: Greenfield Online, Inc.
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy; and helping companies better understand their customer.
price ($mm)[EV]
$461 [$396]
rev ($mm)
$138
EBITDA ($mm)
$26
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
16.0x
closed 12/22/2006 via

MarketingExperiments.com, acquired MarketingSherpa, Inc.

synopsis: MarketingExperiments.com, a research firm that conducts real-time marketing experiments, is acquiring MarketingSherpa, Inc., a research firm that publishes marketing case studies and benchmark data. The two research firms will function as separate but close partners.
buyer: 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. "
target: MarketingSherpa, Inc.
MarketingSherpa is a research firm publishing practical case studies and benchmark guides for marketing professionals. Topics covered include exclusive data and proven tactics in business-to-business marketing, e-commerce marketing, e-mail marketing, telemarketing, public relations.
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closed 6/19/2006 via BusinessWire

Austin Ventures, L.P., acquired Perseus Development Corporation

synopsis: Austin Ventures ("AV") today announced the acquisitions of Perseus Development Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise feedback management (EFM) solutions, and WebSurveyor, a leading provider of online survey tools for business professionals.
buyer: Austin Ventures, L.P.
Austin Ventures has worked with talented entrepreneurs to build valuable companies for nearly twenty-five years. With $3.9 billion under management, AV is the most active venture capital and growth equity firm in Texas and one of the most established in the nation. "
target: Perseus Development Corporation
Perseus is leading the transition from web survey software to Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM) solutions that help organizations better understand their world.
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closed 4/7/2005 via PR Newswire

Greenfield Online, Inc., acquired Ciao AG

synopsis: Greenfield Online, Inc, a leading provider of Internet survey solutions to marketing research and consulting companies, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Munich-based Ciao AG for aggregate consideration valued at approximately $154 million USD.
buyer: Greenfield Online, Inc. (SRVY:$0.00)
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy; and helping companies better understand their customer."
target: Ciao AG
Ciao GmbH is a global digital media and market research services company. The company's properties and services for consumers and businesses reside in two main areas: Comparison Shopping and Internet Survey Solutions
price ($mm)
$153
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
6.2x
EV / EBITDA
15.4x
closed 9/16/2004 via BNC Analysis

Keynote Systems, Inc., acquired Vividence Corp.

synopsis: Keynote Systems Inc., a Web site performance measurement company, said Thursday that it completed the acquisition of Vividence Corp., a privately-held online customer research company, for $20 million in cash.
buyer: Keynote Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1995, Keynote Systems is the worldwide leader in services that improve online business performance and communications technologies. Keynote helps approximately 2,300 corporate customers and 11,000 individual subscribers become "the best of the best" online. "
target: Vividence Corp.
For marketers and executives making high-stakes business decisions, Vividence delivers groundbreaking research and actionable insight into online customer experiences, market trends, and industry strategies.
price ($mm)
$20
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announced 8/28/2008 via PR Newswire

In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd., will acquire NCI Mobility LLP

synopsis: In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd. announced that it will acquire NCI Mobility LLP of Chicago, IL. Both NCI and In-Touch provide mobile data capture and brand research programs to Fortune 5000 business-to-consumer companies in the United States.
buyer: In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd. (TSXV:INX:$13.75)
In-Touch provides integrated solutions for custom data capture and mobile marketing solutions for global enterprise customers. Our wide range of interactive data capture products includes the interactive marketing kiosk, mobile tablets and PDAs, web-based solution, and Interactive Voice Response. "
target: NCI Mobility LLP
NCI Mobility is the expert in event marketing technology. Our client-focused approach combines customized and branded consumer data capture and mobile marketing applications with interactive devices, such as touch-screen kiosks, ultra mobile PCs, and mobile phones.
price ($mm)
$0.08
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closed 6/2/2016 via BusinessWire

SurfaceInk, acquired GPiO Inc.

synopsis: SurfaceInk, a provider of consumer device engineering and product development services, announced that it has acquired GPiO. GPiO helps expedite hardware engineering component decision-making processes to accelerate bringing consumer electronics products to market. They test hardware components and post the comparison data and test details online.
buyer: SurfaceInk
SurfaceInk provides high impact, strategic, product development consulting. SurfaceInk’s experienced team executes client projects in Research and Development, Proof of Concept Development and Full Cycle Product Development for consumer and business-to-business markets. "
target: GPiO Inc.
GPiO helps engineers and hardware designers go beyond traditional datasheets, allowing them to compare hardware components from leading vendors with just a couple of clicks. They objectively test each individual component in their own lab and post the comparison data and test details on their site.
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YouGov plc
YouGov plc
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.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$147.66
EBITDA ($mm)
$21.42
EBIT ($mm)
$16.02
Net Income ($mm)
$10.34
Employees
816
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Ticker: TSXV:INX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intouch Insight Inc.
Intouch Insight Inc.
Intouch Insight offers a complete portfolio of customer experience management (CEM) products and services that help global brands delight their customers, strengthen brand reputation and improve financial performance.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$13.75
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:3966
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uzabase
Uzabase
UZABASE, Inc. provides industry and corporate information database services primarily in Japan. The company operates SPEEDA, an information platform, which offers comprehensive company and industry analysis for business professionals. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$45.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.19
EBIT ($mm)
$5.72
Net Income ($mm)
$3.93
Employees
241
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Ticker: OTCPK:FBSE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fastbase Inc.
Fastbase Inc.
Fastbase is a web and database analytics company that offers a growing suite of tools to support B2B marketing and sales. The Fastbase platform gathers and displays detailed information on website visitors, including the name of the company and the contact information of company employees.
year
2019
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0
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Ticker: SZSE:002315
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Focus Technology Co., Ltd.
Focus Technology Co., Ltd.
Focus Technology Co., Ltd. is the business-to-business e-commerce innovator and leader in China. It has been helping small and medium-sized enterprises conduct global trade. It operates Made-in-China who provides selling and buying information for both China suppliers and global buyers.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$79.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.75)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.11)
Net Income ($mm)
$18.58
Employees
1855
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Ticker: DB:IFS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Infas Holding AG
Infas Holding Aktiengesellschaft is a German holding company engaged in the advertising and marketing sectors. The Company divides its activities into the two business segments: Marketing and Social Research, and Photographic news agency.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$34.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.36
EBIT ($mm)
$4.12
Net Income ($mm)
$2.62
Employees
168
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Ticker: BIT:CERV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cerved Group SpA
Cerved Group SpA
Cerved is a leading Information Provider in Italy and one of the major rating agencies in Europe. Cerved is the Italian leader in credit risk analysis and the top independent market player for credit management.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$477.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$201.85
EBIT ($mm)
$143.63
Net Income ($mm)
$69.91
Employees
1992
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Ticker: ASX:FLN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Freelancer Ltd
Freelancer Ltd
Freelancer.com is the world's largest freelancing, outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and projects. Through their marketplace, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software development, writing, data entry and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$35.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.49)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
390
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En-Japan
en-Japan inc. provides online recruitment solutions in Japan. en-Japan operates various websites for job search and job change services. Their range of websites help people in their 20s to mid 30s and 40s find a job. Their websites also help people find temporary employment or part-time jobs.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$506.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$105.06
EBIT ($mm)
$87.96
Net Income ($mm)
$55.17
Employees
3547
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Ticker: TSE:2124
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JAC Recruitment
JAC Recruitment
Based in Japan, JAC Recruitment provides recruitment services mainly for middle management and specialists in all industries and occupations, including manufacturers, IT, healthcare, finance, consumer goods, services, and the Web.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$220.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$61.07
EBIT ($mm)
$55.53
Net Income ($mm)
$39.70
Employees
1467
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Ticker: TSE:3679
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ZiGExN Co., Ltd.
ZIGExN engages in the life media platform business in Japan. The company operates through three segments: Human Resource, Real Estate, and Lifestyle. ZIGExN operates multiple websites that offer job searching, real estate rental, and moving services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$122.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$43.71
EBIT ($mm)
$38.27
Net Income ($mm)
$26.41
Employees
398
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Ticker: TSE:6054
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Livesense Inc.
Livesense Inc.
Livesense is a Tokyo-based Internet media company known for its job search site with the business model that rewards users when they land a new job. Livesense also operates websites that help people to find apartments and comparison sites for various business services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$59.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.17
EBIT ($mm)
$1.83
Net Income ($mm)
$3.19
Employees
299
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Ticker: ASX:AD1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ApplyDirect Limited
ApplyDirect Limited
ApplyDirect (AD1 Holdings), founded in 2008, describes itself as a provider of customer branded recruitment marketing platforms and related digital services. The company’s job search tool collects and catalogues thousands of jobs, directly from each employer’s website, onto its own website.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2.43
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.45)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: ASX:NVO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nvoi
Nvoi
Nvoi is Australia’s only open market workforce-as-a-service platform that directly connects employers and skilled professionals. Nvoi gives employers a way to quickly fill vacancies with qualified, verified and rated professionals at a fraction of the time, cost and hassle of existing processes.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.02
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.78)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.79)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:2379
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DIP Corporation
DIP Corporation
DIP Corporation operates services such as “Baitoru,” a portal site for part time work, “Hatarako Net,” a portal site for temporary job postings, and “Nurse de Hatarako,” a job posting service for nurses.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
709
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