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closed 7/22/2010 via Company Press Release

CT Corsearch, acquired Edital

synopsis: CT Corsearch, the premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, announced it’s acquired Edital, the Questel trademark branch. This acquisition will create best-in-class solutions for managing a brand lifecycle globally—from creation to watching to protecting, maintaining and renewing a brand.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: CT Corsearch
CT Corsearch provides high-quality, intuitive tools and expertise that trademark professionals need to effectively manage the trademark screening, search review and watching processes. "
target parent: Questel
target: Edital
Edital was established in Brussels in 1982 and acquired by Questel, a world leader in Intellectual Property in 2005. Its sole purpose has been to create global solutions for the Intellectual Property professional.
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closed 8/16/2018 via BusinessWire

CPA Global, purchased IP Software Solutions from Practice Insight

synopsis: CPA Global, the Intellectual Property (IP) services and technology market leader, announces the acquisition of Filing Analytics and Citation Eagle, two leading IP data and analytics software solutions, from Practice Insight, a wholly owned subsidiary of IPH Ltd.
buyer parent: Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
buyer: CPA Global
Based in the Channel Islands, CPA Global is the world’s leading IP management and technology company. They offer customers The IP Platform: delivering integrated Innovation and IP Portfolio software, services and insights across the entire Idea Lifecycle. "
seller parent: IPH Limited
seller: Practice Insight
Filing Analytics combines datasets from patent offices into one database. Machine learning and data augmentation are applied for the highest degree of data integrity and quality. Citation Eagle enables patent owners and attorneys to track and focus on citations of patents using one automated system.
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closed 7/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Wellspring Worldwide, acquired Covalent Data

synopsis: Wellspring, the leader in innovation management software, announced the acquisition of Covalent Data, a Denver-based provider of intelligent search tools that enable companies to find innovative technologies and intellectual property.
buyer: Wellspring Worldwide
Wellspring is the global leader in technology transfer and technology scouting software. Organizations rely on Wellspring to manage the identification, evaluation, and acquisition of technologies, partners, and investments. "
target: Covalent Data
Covalent Data is the leader in innovation intelligence, featuring the world's most comprehensive collection of content. By stitching together disparate sets of public and private data, Covalent Data enables licensing professionals to discover groundbreaking technologies.
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announced 4/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

IPH Limited, will acquire Practice Insight

synopsis: IPH Limited announced that is has agreed to buy Practice Insight Pty Ltd. Practice Insight has created a consolidated relational database of over 90% of the world's patent and trade mark data.
buyer: IPH Limited (ASX:IPH:$163.07)
IPH Limited is the holding company of Spruson & Ferguson, one of the leading intellectual property (“IP”) services firms in the Asia-Pacific region, offering a wide range of services for the protection, commercialisation, enforcement and management of IP. "
target: Practice Insight
Practice Insight has created a consolidated relational database of over 90% of the world's patent and trade mark data. Practice Insight allows users to examine and analyse most of the large-scale intellectual property databases related to the world's patent information.
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$6.05
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Cognate

synopsis: GoDaddy, a company that provides domain names, has acquired Cognate, a Boston-based startup that uses blockchain to do Common Law trademarks registry. Cognate reviews your proof of use, and once confirmed, creates a permanent, time-stamped record of a users' trademark information and proof.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,903.50)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 18 million customers worldwide and 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Cognate
Cognate is The Common Law Trademark (CM) Registry - the only fast, easy, and affordable way to protect your trademark rights. Cognate uses blockchain technology to make an immutable record of users' trademark rights.
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closed 12/2/2019 via Company Press Release

Clarivate Analytics, acquired Darts-IP

synopsis: Clarivate Analytics plc, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, has acquired Darts-ip, the Global Intellectual Property (IP) Case Law Database. Darts-ip enables IP professionals to gain unparalleled insights into IP rights, companies, jurisdictions, legal topics and market trends.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Clarivate Analytics (:$964.58)
Clarivate Analytics is a research analytics software company that provides subscription-based services in research and patent analytics. Organizations and researchers rely on the knowledge bases from Clarivate for information about pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management. "
target: Darts-IP
Darts-ip is the Global Intellectual Property (IP) Case Law Database. Darts-ip enables IP professionals to gain unparalleled insights into IP rights, companies, jurisdictions, legal topics and market trends. Darts-ip users can search and track nearly 5 million cases from over 3,000 courts worldwide.
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closed 6/5/2013 via Market Wire

Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services, acquired AvantIQ

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services, the leading provider of legal information services and solutions, announced it has acquired Avantiq, a provider of multi-national trademark research services. Avantiq, founded in 1986, has 28 employees and has operations in Luxembourg and Australia.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services
Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services is committed to providing intelligent software and the highest quality service standards to support legal professionals in their workflows for corporate compliance and transactions, due diligence, law department management, and trademark management. "
target: AvantIQ
Avantiq specializes in multinational online and offline trademark, domain and company name search services. Avantiq was founded in 1986 and operates in Luxembourg, United States and Australia.
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$12
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closed 9/20/2010 via PR Newswire

Fairview Research LLC, acquired IFI CLAIMS Patent Services

synopsis: Fairview Research, a provider of data enrichment technology and services for technical information retrieval and analysis, announced that it has acquired Wilmington, Del.-based IFI Patent Intelligence from Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions. IFI is the leading producer of value-added U.S. patent databases and indexing services.
buyer: Fairview Research LLC
Fairview Research is a provider of data enrichment technology and services for information retrieval and analysis. The company's state-of-the-art information retrieval products and services and cutting-edge semantic technologies are in use in a variety of corporate R&D applications. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: IFI CLAIMS Patent Services
IFI CLAIMS Patent Services has been the preeminent producer of value-added U.S. patent databases. From the most rigorous U.S. assignee name standardization process in the industry, to continual class code updates — IFI has built a solid reputation as a leader in patent databases.
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closed 7/9/2009 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, acquired Indlaw Communications Pte, Ltd.

synopsis: 2i Capital (India) Private Limited, a private equity firm, has sold Indlaw Communications Private Limited, an India-based legal information company, to Thomson Reuters Corporation, a US-based provider of integrated information-based solutions.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,906.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Powered by the world's most trusted news organization, Thomson Reuters combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target parent: 2i Capital
target: Indlaw Communications Pte, Ltd.
Indlaw is a business-to-business Internet provider of research modules relating to Indian legal, tax, business and regulatory issues. Indlaw is part of the Indianlawonline project which was launched as a collaborative exercise between professionals and academicians based in U.K. and in India.
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closed 6/22/2004 via PR Newswire

Choicepoint, Inc., acquired Investigation Technologies, LLC

synopsis: ChoicePoint CPS, the leading provider of identification and verification services, has acquired Investigation Technologies, LLC, which operates Rapsheets Criminal Records, a provider of online criminal records searches.
buyer: Choicepoint, Inc. (CPS:$0.00)
ChoicePoint helps businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations make better decisions through information and technology solutions. "
target: Investigation Technologies, LLC
Investigation Technologies, LLC, operates Rapsheets Criminal Records. Rapsheets Criminal Records has become the most comprehensive site on the Internet in delivering instant results of criminal records searches. In 1997, the company began compiling databases of public records from state criminal ju
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closed 7/21/2017 via PR Web

ImageRights International, Inc., acquired Image Witness

synopsis: ImageRights International, the leader in copyright enforcement services for photo agencies and photographers, has acquired Image Witness, a provider of online image tracking and protection for photographers, agencies and creatives. Image Witness provides monthly reports to users that allow them to see if their images have been infringed upon.
buyer: ImageRights International, Inc.
ImageRights International provides intelligent image search and copyright enforcement services to photo agencies and professional photographers worldwide to ensure that their intellectual property rights are protected and that they are compensated for the unauthorized use of their copyrighted works."
target: Image Witness
Image Witness provides online image tracking and protection for photographers, agencies and creatives. Image Witness provides monthly reports to users that allow them to see if their images are being used outside their license period and find out if their images have been infringed upon.
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closed 10/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

RWS Holdings plc, acquired Article One Partners, LLC

synopsis: RWS Holdings, the world's leading provider of intellectual property support services, has acquired Article One Partners, the world’s largest patent research community. Article One Partners broadcasts its studies to over 40,000 people and distributes more than $7.8 million in rewards to researchers for their work on over 5,600 client patent studies.
buyer: RWS Holdings plc (AIM:RWS:$186.00)
RWS Holdings provides intellectual property support services such as patent translations and technical searches for clients in the medical, pharmaceutical, chemical, aerospace, and telecommunications industries. "
target: Article One Partners, LLC
Article One Partners (AOP) is the world’s largest patent research community, broadcasting its studies to over 40,000 people. The company is a partner to 17 Fortune 100 companies, 74 Forbes Global 2000 and 7 of the top 10 US patent filers.
price ($mm)
$8.00
rev ($mm)
$4
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2.2x
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announced 7/22/2014 via GlobeNewswire

LexisNexis, will purchase Canadian Legal Assets from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer announced that it has signed an agreement to divest its Canadian legal publishing activities to LexisNexis. The Canadian legal assets to be sold include print and online information products for law firms, corporate counsel, and human resources professionals.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
The Canadian legal assets of Wolters Kluwer include print and online information products for law firms, corporate counsel, and human resources professionals. The group has approximately 50 employees.
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closed 11/30/2010 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Congressional Information Services, Inc.

synopsis: ProQuest, an information firm supporting the global research community, is significantly expanding its service to government markets through the acquisition of the acclaimed Congressional Information Service (CIS®) and University Publications of America (UPA) product lines from LexisNexis.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers Serials Solutions®, Ulrich's™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog® and now Bowker®. ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Congressional Information Services, Inc.
Widely respected for their unique contributions to research, Congressional Information Service includes one of the world's most exhaustive online collections of legislative content and highly respected statistical works, while University Publications of America includes deep historical sets.
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closed 3/29/2019 via Company Press Release

vLex, acquired Justis Publishing Ltd

synopsis: vLex announces the acquisition of Justis Publishing Ltd., a UK-based leader in online legal publishing with clients in over 40 countries. Spain’s vLex delivers legal intelligence through personalization, global coverage, and artificial intelligence.
buyer: vLex
Spain’s vLex delivers legal intelligence through personalization, global coverage, and artificial intelligence. vLex’s intuitive platforms, tailored to the geographic, topical and functional need are powered by leading global innovations and the latest in machine learning advances. "
target: Justis Publishing Ltd
Headquartered in London, Justis is at the forefront of the digital dissemination of legal information. JustisOne, its flagship legal research platform is trusted by law institutions around the world. Their unique software brings new ways to search, interpret and analyze legal information.
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closed 1/10/2018 via PR Web

Fastcase, Inc., acquired Docket Alarm

synopsis: Fastcase announced its expansion into the federal and state docket alerts, legal news and data analytics markets with its acquisition of Docket Alarm. Docket Alarm provides advanced analytical capabilities, customizable real-time litigation alerts, case prediction indicators, and technology-driven research tools for the legal analytics market.
buyer: Fastcase, Inc.
As the smarter alternative for legal research, Fastcase democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of Web search, Fastcase helps busy users sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first. "
target: Docket Alarm
Docket Alarm provides advanced analytical capabilities, customizable real-time litigation alerts, case prediction indicators, and technology-driven research tools for the legal analytics market.
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closed 7/21/2010 via BusinessWire

VerdictSearch, acquired Verdict Research Group, Inc.

synopsis: VerdictSearch, the nation's leading source of verdict and settlement news and research, announced the acquisition of Verdict Research Group, Inc. ("VRG"). VRG data and publications include The Connecticut Verdict Reporter, Carolina Verdict Reporter, The Georgia Trial Reporter, The Massachusetts Verdict Reporter and many others.
buyer parent: ALM Media Properties, LLC
buyer: VerdictSearch
The VerdictSearch online database provides 24x7 access to detailed case reports from around the nation, with hundreds of new cases added each month. The website offers full-text search or search by 15 different parameters, including injury, case type, name, date or plaintiff's criteria. "
target: Verdict Research Group, Inc.
Verdict Research Group, the parent company of verdicts.com, was founded in 1987. It was born in response to the absence of regular and reliable source of local jury verdicts. Verdict publishes; The Ohio Trial Reporter, The Michigan Trial Reporter, The Georgia Trial Reporter and many others.
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closed 12/2/2013 via PR Newswire

Appriss, Inc., acquired Docview LLC

synopsis: Appriss Inc., the provider of innovative technology solutions that keep communities safe and informed, has acquired Docview LLC. Docview LLC, based out of Lansing, Michigan, began helping agencies manage and securely sell crash, crime and fire reports in 2004.
buyer: Appriss, Inc.
Appriss provides innovative technology solutions that keep communities safe and informed, including nationwide programs such as VINE®, a comprehensive automated victim notification service, and JusticeXchange, the nation's largest real-time data network of incarcerated persons. "
target: Docview LLC
Docview is the most trusted provider of crash reports to Citizens and Insurance Carriers in the United States. As the leader in this field, hundreds of Law Enforcement Agencies and Insurance Carriers trust Docview with the protection of their data integrity.
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closed 7/30/2014 via PE Hub

MergerMarket Group, acquired The Law Report Group

synopsis: Mergermarket Group, which is backed by BC Partners, has acquired The Law Report Group. The Law Report Group publishes The Hedge Fund Law Report and The FCPA Report the leading information resources focused on, respectively, investment management law and regulation and global anti-bribery compliance.
buyer parent: BC Partners
buyer: MergerMarket Group
The Mergermarket Group is a media company which provides the advisory, corporate and financial communities with forward-looking intelligence, analysis and data. They control brands such as Mergermarket, Debtwire, DealReporter, Infinata, Wealthmonitor, and Xtract Research. "
target: The Law Report Group
The Law Report Group publishes The Hedge Fund Law Report and The FCPA Report the leading information resources focused on, respectively, investment management law and regulation and global anti-bribery compliance.
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closed 6/28/2016 via BusinessWire

Anaqua Inc., acquired Patent River, Inc.

synopsis: Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of intellectual property management software and services, announced the acquisition of Patent River, a unique source of patent prosecution data in the intellectual property industry. Patent River data will be combined with analytics from recently acquired AcclaimIP to deliver truly differentiated intelligence.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua helps corporations and law firms turn intellectual property into competitive advantage. Their software platform, ANAQUA, unifies the critical tools, best practice workflows, data, documents and services into one efficient, intelligent environment. "
target: Patent River, Inc.
Patent River is a unique source of patent prosecution data in the intellectual property industry and provides unique data to patent holders, patent stakeholders, and to other companies in the patent information services industry.
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closed 7/22/2010 via Company Press Release

CT Corsearch, acquired Edital

synopsis: CT Corsearch, the premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, announced it’s acquired Edital, the Questel trademark branch. This acquisition will create best-in-class solutions for managing a brand lifecycle globally—from creation to watching to protecting, maintaining and renewing a brand.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: CT Corsearch
CT Corsearch provides high-quality, intuitive tools and expertise that trademark professionals need to effectively manage the trademark screening, search review and watching processes. "
target parent: Questel
target: Edital
Edital was established in Brussels in 1982 and acquired by Questel, a world leader in Intellectual Property in 2005. Its sole purpose has been to create global solutions for the Intellectual Property professional.
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closed 7/22/2010 via Company Press Release

CT Corsearch, acquired Edital

synopsis: CT Corsearch, the premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, announced it’s acquired Edital, the Questel trademark branch. This acquisition will create best-in-class solutions for managing a brand lifecycle globally—from creation to watching to protecting, maintaining and renewing a brand.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: CT Corsearch
CT Corsearch provides high-quality, intuitive tools and expertise that trademark professionals need to effectively manage the trademark screening, search review and watching processes. "
target parent: Questel
target: Edital
Edital was established in Brussels in 1982 and acquired by Questel, a world leader in Intellectual Property in 2005. Its sole purpose has been to create global solutions for the Intellectual Property professional.
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closed 7/23/2018 via PR Newswire

Engine Shop, LLC, acquired IEG, LLC

synopsis: Engine Shop, the award-winning sports, and entertainment marketing agency, has acquired IEG, the IEG Sponsorship Conference, and ESP Properties' U.S. brand consultancy from GroupM. IEG is the premier global consultancy in partnership strategy, evaluation and measurement for leading sponsors and rightsholders.
buyer parent: Bruin Sports Capital
buyer: Engine Shop, LLC
Engine Shop, is an award-winning Global Sports and Entertainment Marketing Agency that specializes in modern, omnichannel marketing campaigns that foster consumer engagement through experiences. Its clients include American Family Insurance, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Floor and Décor, and more. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: IEG, LLC
IEG is the premier global consultancy in partnership strategy, evaluation and measurement for leading sponsors and rightsholders. IEG helps brand and property clients navigate the complex universe of sponsorship and engagement marketing to optimize the value of brand partnerships.
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closed 12/4/2014 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Morar Consulting

synopsis: Next 15, the digital communications group, announced that it has acquired a 75% stake in Morar, an international market research consultancy based in London, which measures and advises on brand performance.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$376.86)
Next 15 is a digital communications group that employs 1,200 people across 50 offices in 18 countries. With 12 subsidiary agencies spanning PR, marketing, digital and public affairs, Next 15 represents many of the world’s biggest international brands. "
target: Morar Consulting
Morar Consulting is an international consultancy specialising in measuring and advising on brand performance. Their services include brand strategy, brand research, brand measurement and brand valuation.
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closed 5/20/2011 via BNC Analysis

Ebiquity plc, acquired Echo Research

synopsis: Ebiquity plc is pleased to announce the acquisition of Echo Research. Echo is being acquired for initial consideration of £3.5 million with a maximum aggregate consideration of up to £10.0 million. Echo Research provides independent reputation analysis through media content and stakeholder studies.
buyer: Ebiquity plc (AIM:EBQ:$90.17)
Ebiquity plc, through its subsidiaries, provides a range of business critical data, analysis, and consultancy services to advertisers, media owners, and public relations professionals in the United Kingdom and internationally. "
target: Echo Research
Echo Research provides independent reputation analysis through media content and stakeholder studies for FTSE and Fortune 100 organizations, the public sector and not for profits.
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$5.93
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closed 2/2/2004 via BusinessWire

Synovate, Inc., acquired TRBI

synopsis: Synovate Limited ("Synovate"), a company forming part of the "Synovate" division of the Aegis Group plc (LSE:AGS.L), announced today that it has acquired the business trading as "The Research Business International" from a US based group of companies headed by Maritz Inc.
buyer parent: Aegis Group PLC
buyer: Synovate, Inc.
Synovate represents all of Aegis Group's global market research operations. Aegis combined its Market Facts, Asia Market Intelligence, Research Fact, Pegram Walters operations to form Synovate in 2003. "
target parent: Maritz, Inc.
target: TRBI
TRBI was established as The Research Business in 1981 and has grown to become one of the UK's largest market research companies. Core strengths include brand and advertising tracking, market studies, segmentation, brand and concept development, and research in specialist areas including healthcare,
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announced 11/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Forrester, will acquire SiriusDecisions, Inc.

synopsis: Forrester, a research and advisory firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SiriusDecisions. SiriusDecisions is a leading business-to-business research and advisory firm. They help companies by delivering actionable intelligence, transformative frameworks and guidance to elevate sales, marketing and product performance.
buyer: Forrester (FORR:$349.37)
Forrester is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. They work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester's unique insights are grounded in annual surveys, methodologies, and the wisdom of their clients. "
target: SiriusDecisions, Inc.
SiriusDecisions is a leading business-to-business (B2B) advisory firm. They help B2B companies worldwide by delivering the actionable intelligence, transformative frameworks and expert guidance that equip executives to modernize and elevate sales, marketing and product performance.
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$245
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closed 8/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

Aegis Group PLC, acquired Data2Decisions

synopsis: UK-based media group Aegis has acquired marketing effectiveness analytics consultancy Data2Decisions. London-based Data2Decisions uses a variety of statistical modelling, econometric and analysis techniques to examine client data and uses the resulting insights to inform marketing strategy.
buyer: Aegis Group PLC
Aegis Group plc is one of the world’s leading media and digital marketing communications groups. Aegis is made up of two operating businesses, Aegis Media (Carat, Vizeum, Posterscope, Isobar and iProspect) and Aztec, the scan-based market and consumer insights company. "
target: Data2Decisions
London-based Data2Decisions was founded in 2001 by former Millward Brown statistician Paul Dyson and uses a variety of statistical modelling, econometric and analysis techniques to examine client data and uses the resulting insights to inform marketing strategy.
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closed 8/8/2006 via PR Newswire

Roark Capital Group, acquired DX Marketing

synopsis: Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, announced the acquisition of DX Marketing, LLC. DX Marketing provides market research, customer prospecting, data mapping, and digital printing services to its direct mail advertising clients from its facilities in Jacksonville, Florida and Savannah, Georgia.
buyer: Roark Capital Group
Roark Capital Group is an Atlanta-based private equity firm that acquires majority positions in franchise, direct marketing, financial services, niche manufacturing, and service businesses. "
target: DX Marketing
DX Marketing provides a comprehensive basket of services to support the direct marketing efforts of its clients. Services include market research and direct mailings based upon market segmentation, customer profiling, prospecting and data mapping.
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closed 3/14/2006 via PR Newswire

Omnicom Group Inc., acquired Unisono Fieldmarketing International Limited

synopsis: Omnicom Group Inc., the leading global advertising and marketing services group, has acquired a majority ownership interest in Unisono Fieldmarketing International Limited, a leading field marketing company based in China.
buyer: Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC:$15,385.20)
Omnicom Group Inc. is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services. "
target: Unisono Fieldmarketing International Limited
Unisono Fieldmarketing provides field marketing and merchandising services in China for both multinational and local clients.
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closed 12/1/2011 via PR Newswire

DrivingSales, Inc., acquired Revenue Guru

synopsis: DrivingSales, the auto industry's fastest-growing, most influential trade media property, announced that it has acquired consulting, training and research company Revenue Guru. Founded in 2009, Revenue Guru provides consulting, research and interactive training programs for dealer groups, manufacturers, and vendors.
buyer: DrivingSales, Inc.
DrivingSales is the auto industry's fastest-growing, most influential trade media property focused on delivering profit-building information and business intelligence to auto retailers and industry professionals. Its information network includes DrivingSales.com, DrivingSalesTV, and more. "
target: Revenue Guru
Revenue Guru provides consulting, research and interactive training programs for dealer groups, manufacturers, and vendors. RevenueGuru understands how people learn best and can develop interactive programs that work with a company's live events, webinars, and study materials.
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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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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 (AIM:YOU:$147.66)
YouGov is an international, full-service research company primarily using online panels to provide quantitative and qualitative research across a range of industries, including consumer products, financial services, public sector, technology and telecom and media. "
target: Harrison Group LLC
Harrison Group is one of the country's leading marketing and strategic research consulting firms. Harrison Group specializes in concept testing, forecasting, segmentation, branding, business consulting and market modeling.
price ($mm)
$6.00
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
14.3x
announced 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.
price ($mm)
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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:$138,699.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: Greenfield Online, Inc.
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy; and helping companies better understand their customer.
price ($mm)[EV]
$461 [$396]
rev ($mm)
$138
EBITDA ($mm)
$26
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
16.0x
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)
$0.08
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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:$585.82)
WNS is a leading provider of offshore business process outsourcing, or BPO, services. We provide comprehensive data, voice and analytical services that are underpinned by our expertise in our target industry sectors. "
target: Marketics Technologies
Marketics Technologies, a leader in marketing analytics, provides revenue-enhancing solutions that increase marketing effectiveness and return on marketing investment for the world's leading marketers. Analytics solutions cover the entire marketing continuum.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
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