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closed 3/24/2011 via BusinessWire

The 451 Group, acquired ChangeWave Research

synopsis: The 451 Group has announced the acquisition of the ChangeWave Research division of InvestorPlace Media. ChangeWave Research specializes in identifying and quantifying change in corporate IT purchasing demand, industry and company trends, as well as consumer spending behavior.
buyer: The 451 Group
The 451 Group is a leading technology-industry analyst company focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. The company's analysts provide critical and timely insight into the market and competitive dynamics of innovation in emerging technology segments. "
target parent: Avista Capital Partners
target: ChangeWave Research
ChangeWave Research identifies and quantifies "change" in consumer spending behavior, corporate purchasing, and industry, company and technology trends through a weekly series of large sample surveys to its network of 25,000 accredited business, technology and medical professionals.
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closed 10/1/2010 via BNC Analysis

Deltek Systems, Inc., acquired INPUT, Inc.

synopsis: Deltek, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise applications software and solutions for project-focused businesses, announced it has acquired INPUT, Inc. Many of the largest government contractors and agencies rely on INPUT for the latest and most comprehensive opportunity database and market research information.
buyer: Deltek Systems, Inc. (:$340.54)
Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise applications software and solutions designed specifically for project-focused businesses and professional services firms globally. "
target: INPUT, Inc.
INPUT is the authority on government business. Companies rely on INPUT for the latest and most comprehensive procurement and market information, consulting, a 30,000 strong teaming network, powerful sales management tools, and educational and networking events.
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closed 12/5/2011 via Market Wire

Avatar International LLC, acquired HR Solutions International, Inc.

synopsis: Avatar International, a leading healthcare quality improvement firm, announced its acquisition of HR Solutions International, Inc., a human capital management consulting firm specializing in employee and physician engagement. The firm designs surveys and administers them primarily through email and web-based channels.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Avatar International LLC
Avatar International, a research and consulting company based in Orlando, Fla., specializes in Evidence Based Intelligent Surveys™ and Innovative Strategies™ to transform information into significant quality and efficiency of care improvement for the healthcare industry. "
target: HR Solutions International, Inc.
HR Solutions International designs surveys and administers them primarily through email and web-based channels. Customers access the data through an online reporting tool that provides detailed and customizable results as well as actionable recommendations.
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closed 6/24/2010 via BusinessWire

uSamp, acquired DMS Insights

synopsis: uSamp, one of the world’s fastest-growing online panel and technology companies, announced the acquisition from AOL of DMS Insights, also known as Digital Marketing Services, Inc., online research experts and inventors of the patented River Sample.
buyer: uSamp
uSamp, formerly United Sample Inc., is one of the world’s fastest growing online panel companies, providing survey panelists and technology for use in market research. Founded in 2008, uSamp has 90 team members worldwide and more than 2.0 million global market research panelists. "
target parent: AOL LLC
target: DMS Insights
Founded in 1995, DMS Insights is the inventor of River SampleTM and a leader in delivering high-quality online research. Leveraging its full-service heritage, DMS provides a level of research expertise unseen in other online sample providers.
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closed 6/26/2009 via BNC Analysis

Toluna plc, acquired Greenfield Online, Inc.

synopsis: Toluna, the online research panel, has acquired the majority of the assets of Greenfield Online from Microsoft. Greenfield Online, owner of Ciao Surveys, was acquired by Microsoft in 2008. The $40 million acquisition will make Toluna the largest global supplier of online market research data, with a global market share of over 11%.
buyer: Toluna plc
Toluna plc is a leading global online market research panel and survey technology company. Toluna offers market researchers access to the world's most highly profiled, responsive and rigorously maintained online panel for sample only and full service projects. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
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.
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announced 4/20/2009 via BusinessWire

Bain Capital Ventures, Spectrum Equity Investors, will acquire SurveyMonkey.com

synopsis: SurveyMonkey, the leading provider of online survey solutions, has announced that an investor group led by Spectrum Equity Investors and including Bain Capital Ventures has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority interest in the company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Bain Capital Ventures
Spectrum Equity Investors is one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most experienced private equity investors. They have investment professionals that have invested in more than 150 telecommunications, networking, information services, and media businesses. "
target: SurveyMonkey.com (NasdaqGS:SVMK:$276.92)
Founded in 1999, SurveyMonkey is a leading provider of online survey solutions. Every day, SurveyMonkey helps thousands of people gather the feedback they need to make more informed decisions. SurveyMonkey’s offices are located in Portland, Oregon.
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closed 3/19/2020 via BusinessWire

UserTesting, acquired Teston

synopsis: UserTesting, the leading provider for on-demand human insights, has acquired Teston, a European provider of multilingual experience testing for fast customer feedback. Getting customer feedback is critical for businesses of any size, and Teston has built its feedback solution with a focus on multi-language support from the ground up.
buyer: UserTesting
UserTesting enables every organization to deliver the best customer experience powered by human insight. With UserTesting’s on-demand Human Insight Platform, companies across industries make accurate customer-first decisions at every level, at the speed business demands. "
target: Teston
Teston is a European provider of multilingual experience testing for fast customer feedback. Getting customer feedback is critical for businesses of any size, anywhere around the world–and Teston has built its feedback solution with a focus on multi-language support from the ground up.
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announced 4/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

StepStone GmbH, will acquire Universum AB

synopsis: StepStone, the Germany-based group of global job boards, will acquire Swedish employer branding site Universum, announced Axel Springer SE, StepStone’s parent company. Universum delivers the critical talent market insights, winning brand strategies and compelling, story-led communication organizations need to compete effectively for the talent.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: StepStone GmbH
StepStone is the number one job board in Germany. If on the job hunt or looking for career opportunities, StepStone is the right place to go on the web. Recruiting companies from all over Germany place their job offers on StepStone. "
target: Universum AB
Universum delivers the critical talent market insights, winning brand strategies and compelling, story-led communication organizations need to compete more effectively for the talent. Universum delivers a full range of services in research, strategic consulting and communication solutions.
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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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closed 10/8/2010 via Market Wire

e-Rewards, Inc., acquired Peanut Labs, Inc.

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc. announced the successful completion of its recently announced transaction to acquire Peanut Labs, Inc. ("Peanut Labs"). Effective immediately, Peanut Labs is a wholly-owned subsidiary of e-Rewards.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc., owns Research Now, a global online sampling and online data collection company, recognized for delivering high-quality panelists, high response rates, and industry-leading panel retention rates. "
target: Peanut Labs, Inc.
Peanut Labs enables companies to gather quality data for market research by embedding surveys into a large and diverse population of social media sites. Peanut Labs has grown its respondent pool from 20 million consumers in 2007 to over 240 million consumers to date.
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closed 3/24/2011 via BusinessWire

The 451 Group, acquired ChangeWave Research

synopsis: The 451 Group has announced the acquisition of the ChangeWave Research division of InvestorPlace Media. ChangeWave Research specializes in identifying and quantifying change in corporate IT purchasing demand, industry and company trends, as well as consumer spending behavior.
buyer: The 451 Group
The 451 Group is a leading technology-industry analyst company focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. The company's analysts provide critical and timely insight into the market and competitive dynamics of innovation in emerging technology segments. "
target parent: Avista Capital Partners
target: ChangeWave Research
ChangeWave Research identifies and quantifies "change" in consumer spending behavior, corporate purchasing, and industry, company and technology trends through a weekly series of large sample surveys to its network of 25,000 accredited business, technology and medical professionals.
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closed 12/6/2019 via PR Newswire

S&P Global Market Intelligence, acquired The 451 Group

synopsis: NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), the world's foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, and analytics in the global capital and commodity markets, announced today that it has acquired 451 Research, LLC, a privately-held research and advisory firm that provides intelligence, expertise and data covering high-growt
buyer parent: S&P Global
buyer: S&P Global Market Intelligence
S&P Global Market Intelligence provides data, essential insights, and powerful analytics to help navigate the financial markets. S&P Global Market Intelligence integrates financial and industry data, research, and news into tools that help clients make informed business and financial decisions. "
target: The 451 Group
The 451 Group owns and operates 451 Research, a leading technology-industry syndicated research and data firm focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. It also owns Uptime Institute, an independent provider of thought leadership, certification, education, and professional services.
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closed 2/26/2013 via PR Newswire

The 451 Group, acquired Applied Velocity Labs, LLC.

synopsis: The 451 Group, corporate parent of 451 Research, Uptime Institute and Yankee Group, announced the acquisition of Applied Velocity Labs, LLC, a Charlotte, NC-based strategy, advisory and research firm and the developer of a proprietary digital infrastructure strategy framework.
buyer: The 451 Group
The 451 Group owns and operates 451 Research, a leading technology-industry syndicated research and data firm focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. It also owns Uptime Institute, an independent provider of thought leadership, certification, education and professional services. "
target: Applied Velocity Labs, LLC.
Applied Velocity Labs, LLC is a technology strategy advisory firm focused on accelerating the business impact of digital datacenter infrastructure, from 'click to rack & energy to click,' across a global portfolio.
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closed 2/4/2013 via PR Newswire

The 451 Group, acquired Tech:Touchstone

synopsis: The 451 Group announced the acquisition of Tech:Touchstone, a UK-based events company. Tech:Touchstone events facilitate in-person sharing of insight between senior IT executives and create an environment where they have an opportunity to learn directly from their most trusted sources of information – peers and industry analysts.
buyer: The 451 Group
The 451 Group owns and operates 451 Research, a leading technology-industry syndicated research and data firm focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. It also owns Uptime Institute, an independent provider of thought leadership, certification, education and professional services. "
target: Tech:Touchstone
Tech:Touchstone creates business-to-business events for the IT sector where in-person communication is paramount to fully understand complex issues, solutions and value propositions.
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closed 1/3/2013 via PR Newswire

The 451 Group, acquired The Yankee Group

synopsis: The 451 Group, the corporate parent of 451 Research and Uptime Institute, announced the acquisition of Yankee Group, the preeminent research, data and advisory firm equipping enterprises to profit in a mobile world, from Alta Communications, a Boston-based private equity firm.
buyer: The 451 Group
The 451 Group owns and operates 451 Research, a leading technology-industry syndicated research and data firm focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. It also owns Uptime Institute, an independent provider of thought leadership, certification, education and professional services. "
target parent: Alta Equity Partners
target: The Yankee Group
Yankee Group is the preeminent research and advisory firm equipping companies to profit in a mobile world. The core of its content is proprietary research and analytics on the attitudes, behaviors, and usage patterns of mobile users.
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closed 3/24/2011 via BusinessWire

The 451 Group, acquired ChangeWave Research

synopsis: The 451 Group has announced the acquisition of the ChangeWave Research division of InvestorPlace Media. ChangeWave Research specializes in identifying and quantifying change in corporate IT purchasing demand, industry and company trends, as well as consumer spending behavior.
buyer: The 451 Group
The 451 Group is a leading technology-industry analyst company focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. The company's analysts provide critical and timely insight into the market and competitive dynamics of innovation in emerging technology segments. "
target parent: Avista Capital Partners
target: ChangeWave Research
ChangeWave Research identifies and quantifies "change" in consumer spending behavior, corporate purchasing, and industry, company and technology trends through a weekly series of large sample surveys to its network of 25,000 accredited business, technology and medical professionals.
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closed 3/3/2011 via BusinessWire

The 451 Group, acquired TheInfoPro

synopsis: The 451 Group, a leading technology-industry analyst company, has announced the acquisition of the assets of TheInfoPro, a New York-based advisory and research firm providing real-world perspectives on the enterprise IT customer as well as analysis of the technology-vendor landscape.
buyer: The 451 Group
The 451 Group is a leading technology-industry analyst company focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. The company's analysts provide critical and timely insight into the market and competitive dynamics of innovation in emerging technology segments. "
target: TheInfoPro
TheInfoPro is a leading advisory and research firm that provides real-world perspectives on the customer and market dynamics of the enterprise information technology landscape by using a unique research methodology that harnesses the collective knowledge and insights of leading IT organizations.
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closed 4/7/2009 via BusinessWire

The 451 Group, acquired Moss Creek Capital

synopsis: The 451 Group has acquired independent equity-research firm Moss Creek Capital in order to expand its services for the professional investment community. The acquisition expands the coverage and financial expertise of The 451 Group, an independent analyst firm that covers emerging technologies within the enterprise IT industry.
buyer: The 451 Group
The 451 Group is an independent technology industry analyst company focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. The company's analysts provide critical and timely insight into the market and competitive dynamics of innovation in emerging technology segments. "
target: Moss Creek Capital
Dallas-based Moss Creek Capital provides investment research on publicly traded software companies, offering actionable insight gleaned from conversations with end users, key players in the software distribution channel and company executives.
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closed 8/4/2005 via BusinessWire

The 451 Group, acquired Tier 1 Research

synopsis: The 451 Group has acquired privately held, Minneapolis-based Tier 1 Research - an independent technology industry research firm. Tier 1 Research analyzes the financial and industry implications of developments impacting public and private companies within the IT, communications and Internet commerce sectors.
buyer: The 451 Group
The 451 Group is an independent technology industry analyst company focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. The company's analysts provide critical and timely insight into the market and competitive dynamics of innovation in emerging technology segments. "
target: Tier 1 Research
Tier 1 Research analyzes the financial and industry implications of developments impacting public and private companies within the IT, communications and Internet commerce sectors. The Tier 1 Research division blends traditional "Wall Street" investment research with industry analysis.
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closed 12/6/2019 via PR Newswire

S&P Global Market Intelligence, acquired The 451 Group

synopsis: NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), the world's foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, and analytics in the global capital and commodity markets, announced today that it has acquired 451 Research, LLC, a privately-held research and advisory firm that provides intelligence, expertise and data covering high-growt
buyer parent: S&P Global
buyer: S&P Global Market Intelligence
S&P Global Market Intelligence provides data, essential insights, and powerful analytics to help navigate the financial markets. S&P Global Market Intelligence integrates financial and industry data, research, and news into tools that help clients make informed business and financial decisions. "
target: The 451 Group
The 451 Group owns and operates 451 Research, a leading technology-industry syndicated research and data firm focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. It also owns Uptime Institute, an independent provider of thought leadership, certification, education, and professional services.
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closed 8/4/2005 via BusinessWire

The 451 Group, acquired Tier 1 Research

synopsis: The 451 Group has acquired privately held, Minneapolis-based Tier 1 Research - an independent technology industry research firm. Tier 1 Research analyzes the financial and industry implications of developments impacting public and private companies within the IT, communications and Internet commerce sectors.
buyer: The 451 Group
The 451 Group is an independent technology industry analyst company focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. The company's analysts provide critical and timely insight into the market and competitive dynamics of innovation in emerging technology segments. "
target: Tier 1 Research
Tier 1 Research analyzes the financial and industry implications of developments impacting public and private companies within the IT, communications and Internet commerce sectors. The Tier 1 Research division blends traditional "Wall Street" investment research with industry analysis.
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closed 9/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Cloudera, Inc, acquired Fast Forward Labs

synopsis: Cloudera, the big data and analytics company that runs on a hybrid combination of open source and proprietary software, has acquired Fast Forward Labs. Fast Forward Labs helps organizations innovate with data science and machine learning. Their research keeps businesses up to date on the latest trends in applied artificial intelligence.
buyer: Cloudera, Inc (CLDR:$647.68)
Cloudera delivers the modern platform for data management and analytics. They provide the fastest, easiest, and most secure Apache Hadoop platform to help solve business problems with data. They empower their clients to use advanced analytics to drive business decisions quickly and flexibly. "
target: Fast Forward Labs
Fast Forward Labs helps organizations innovate with data science and machine learning. Their research keeps businesses up to date on the latest trends in applied artificial intelligence, showing them the practical applications of recently possible technologies.
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closed 2/26/2013 via PR Newswire

The 451 Group, acquired Applied Velocity Labs, LLC.

synopsis: The 451 Group, corporate parent of 451 Research, Uptime Institute and Yankee Group, announced the acquisition of Applied Velocity Labs, LLC, a Charlotte, NC-based strategy, advisory and research firm and the developer of a proprietary digital infrastructure strategy framework.
buyer: The 451 Group
The 451 Group owns and operates 451 Research, a leading technology-industry syndicated research and data firm focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. It also owns Uptime Institute, an independent provider of thought leadership, certification, education and professional services. "
target: Applied Velocity Labs, LLC.
Applied Velocity Labs, LLC is a technology strategy advisory firm focused on accelerating the business impact of digital datacenter infrastructure, from 'click to rack & energy to click,' across a global portfolio.
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closed 11/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Gartner, Inc., acquired Machina Research

synopsis: Machina Research announces its acquisition by Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. Over the last six years Machina Research has assembled a market-leading set of analysts and research focused on the Internet of Things.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. They deliver the technology-related insight necessary for their clients to make the right decisions, every day. "
target: Machina Research
Machina Research is the world's leading advisor on the Internet of Things, M2M and Big Data. Through multi-client reports and client-specific consultancy Machina Research helps clients understand and embrace the opportunities created by the wide range of new forms of connected devices in the IoT.
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closed 3/10/2016 via BusinessWire

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Cardinal Path

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announced the acquisition of Cardinal Path, an award-winning digital data consulting firm in the US and Canada. Cardinal Path helps brands navigate a variety of data-related challenges and deliver competitive advantage through strong data and analytics.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of nine global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Cardinal Path
Cardinal Path is a digital data analytics firm that works with the world’s most prominent organizations to create, implement and action advanced analytics. Cardinal Path is known for its tools such as the Online Analytics Maturity Model, a framework for assessing enterprise-wide analytics maturity.
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closed 7/22/2015 via Market Wire

Prophet, acquired Altimeter Group

synopsis: Prophet, a global brand and marketing strategy consultancy, announced it has acquired Altimeter Group, a leading technology research firm. Altimeter delivers best-in-class research in digital transformation, social business and governance, customer experience, big data, and the Internet of Things.
buyer: Prophet
Prophet is a global brand and marketing consultancy that fuses insights, strategy, creativity and imagination to help clients grow better brands and businesses. "
target: Altimeter Group
Altimeter Group is a leading technology research firm. Altimeter delivers best-in-class research in digital transformation, social business and governance, customer experience, big data, and the Internet of Things. Altimeter’s research helps companies understand and act on technology disruption.
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closed 4/1/2011 via Company Press Release

NPD Group, Inc., acquired In-Stat, LLC

synopsis: The NPD Group today announced that it has finalized the acquisition of In-Stat, an analyst research company focused on the mobile internet and digital entertainment industries. As the newest addition to NPD's analyst-based services, In-Stat will operate to provide global technology analysis and information for a growing client base.
buyer: NPD Group, Inc.
The NPD Group is the leading provider of reliable and comprehensive consumer and retail information for a wide range of industries. More than 1,800 manufacturers and retailers rely on NPD to help them drive critical business decisions at the global, national, and local market levels. "
target: In-Stat, LLC
In-Stat’s market intelligence combines technical, market and end-user research and database models to analyze the Mobile Internet and Digital Entertainment ecosystems. Businesses rely on In-Stat to support critical business, product and technology decisions.
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announced 10/29/2009 via PR Newswire

comScore Networks, Inc., will acquire Certifica, Inc.

synopsis: comScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world, has entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Certifica, a leader in web measurement in Latin America. The acquisition helps enhance comScore's presence and brand in the rapidly-developing Latin American market and positions the company for further expansion in the region.
buyer: comScore Networks, Inc. (SCOR:$368.82)
comScore Networks provides unparalleled insight into consumer behavior and attitudes. This capability is based on a massive, global cross-section of more than 2 million consumers who have given comScore explicit permission to confidentially capture their browsing and transaction behavior. "
target: Certifica, Inc.
Certifica was founded in 2000 with the goal of becoming the leading analyst and auditor of Internet traffic measurement and has won the endorsement of the IAB in several Latin American countries to publish cross site statistics on Internet usage.
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closed 3/4/2008 via Company Press Release

Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, acquired Compete, Inc.

synopsis: Chicago Growth Partners is pleased to announce the closing of the sale of 100% of Compete, Inc. to Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, a global market information and insight company based in London. Terms of the transaction included an initial cash consideration of $75 million plus subsequent contingent payments of up to an additional $75 million.
buyer: Taylor Nelson Sofres plc
Taylor Nelson Sofres plc is a market information group. The world’s largest provider of custom research and analysis, a leader in political and social polling, a major supplier of consumer panel, media intelligence and Internet, TV and radio audience measurement services. "
target parent: Chicago Growth Partners
target: Compete, Inc.
Compete, Inc. analyses internet clickstream information received from its own panel and from internet service providers. Compete uses proprietary data methodologies to normalise this data, making it representative of the entire US online market place.
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$75
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closed 7/18/2018 via Company Description

Analysys Mason, acquired AMI-Partners

synopsis: Analysys Mason, a global consulting and research firm specializing in telecoms, media, technology, and digital services, has acquired AMI-Partners, a SMB Information and Communications Technology focused global research and consulting firm.
buyer: Analysys Mason
Based in the UK, Analysys Mason is a global consulting and research firm specializing in telecoms, media, technology and digital services. They are at the forefront of developments in the digital economy and are advising clients on new business strategies to address disruptive technologies. "
target: AMI-Partners
AMI-Partners is an SMB Information and Communications Technology focused global research and consulting firm that specialises in go-to-market opportunity assessment, tracking buying behaviour, customer segmentation, channel partner ecosystem dynamics and sales enablement with predictive analytics.
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closed 3/3/2011 via BusinessWire

The 451 Group, acquired TheInfoPro

synopsis: The 451 Group, a leading technology-industry analyst company, has announced the acquisition of the assets of TheInfoPro, a New York-based advisory and research firm providing real-world perspectives on the enterprise IT customer as well as analysis of the technology-vendor landscape.
buyer: The 451 Group
The 451 Group is a leading technology-industry analyst company focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. The company's analysts provide critical and timely insight into the market and competitive dynamics of innovation in emerging technology segments. "
target: TheInfoPro
TheInfoPro is a leading advisory and research firm that provides real-world perspectives on the customer and market dynamics of the enterprise information technology landscape by using a unique research methodology that harnesses the collective knowledge and insights of leading IT organizations.
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closed 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Google, acquired DORA

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products, has acquired Dora, a company that transforms the IT industry by instituting a scientific approach to software development, product management, and organizational transformation.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: DORA
DORA's mission is to transform the IT industry by instituting a scientific approach to software development, product management, and organizational transformation. DORA’s data-driven approach has helped teams leverage automation, process, and cultural change.
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closed 1/22/2015 via PR Newswire

TrendForce Corporation, acquired Topology Research Institute

synopsis: TrendForce Corp., a global market intelligence firm, announced that it has become the majority shareholder of Topology Research Institute. Topology Research Institute was established in 1996 and has been primarily providing studies on the technology industries in Taiwan and mainland China.
buyer: TrendForce Corporation
TrendForce is a research institution that provides in-depth market and industry consultation service as well as being a media platform for industry-related news. Every year, TrendForce hosts several international seminars in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Taipei. "
target: Topology Research Institute
Topology Research Institute was established in 1996 and has been primarily providing studies on the technology industries in Taiwan and mainland China. Topology Research Institute (TRI) expanded its range of services with a focus on structural trends in high tech industries.
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closed 9/22/2005 via BusinessWire

AberdeenGroup, Inc., acquired CYBERManagement Consulting Inc.

synopsis: AberdeenGroup, Inc., the leading provider of business research for global value chain executives, announces the acquisition of Toronto-based CYBERManagement Consulting Inc. William Mougayar, CYBERManagement's founder and president, has joined Aberdeen as Vice President & Research Services Director, Information Technology Strategy Agenda.
buyer parent: Harte-Hanks, Inc
buyer: AberdeenGroup, Inc.
AberdeenGroup, Inc. provides fact-based research and insights focused on the global, technology-driven value chain. Aberdeen’s benchmarking, market and solution assessments, sales acceleration programs, and conferences support Global 5000 value chain and technology executives. "
target: CYBERManagement Consulting Inc.
CYBERManagement Consulting Inc. is a management consulting and education firm covering the impact of technology on business strategy. Its product portfolio includes advisory, speaking, research, and publishing services, serving mid-size and large organizations globally.
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Radiance Technologies, Inc., acquired Open Source Publishing Inc.

synopsis: Radiance Technologies, Inc., a defense contracting firm specializing in the application of emerging technologies, announced today it has acquired Open Source Publishing, Incorporated (OSP). OSP is a leading provider of open source intelligence support services to the US Government.
buyer: Radiance Technologies, Inc.
Radiance Technologies was founded in 2000 to make the delivery of large digital assets simpler, faster, and more secure. The Radiance Technologies team consists of highly experienced and successful thought leaders and innovators from the global software, IP networking and telecommunications sectors."
target: Open Source Publishing Inc.
Open Source Publishing, Incorporated (OSP) provides open source research and analysis services to the public and private sectors. OSP also provides training, Web development, system engineering as well as foreign language translation services.
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closed 4/20/2015 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired RootMetrics

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has acquired RootMetrics, a U.S.-based independent mobile networks analytics firm that offers insights into the mobile user experience.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,449.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: RootMetrics
RootMetrics is an independent mobile network research firm that specializes in providing unbiased mobile network performance information and mapping.
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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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closed 9/13/2016 via GlobeNewswire

AOTMP, acquired Mobilocity LLC

synopsis: AOTMP, the leader in telecom management practices and industry standards for enterprises and vendors, announced that it acquired various assets of Mobilocity LLC, which provides market research, conferences & events and a number of certification programs.
buyer parent: Evotem
buyer: AOTMP
AOTMP is a global leader providing telecom management best practices and industry standards for organizations and the vendors who support them. AOTMP solutions help enterprises drive performance, efficiency and productivity while significantly reducing costs. "
target: Mobilocity LLC
Mobilocity focuses on monitoring and analyzing emerging trends, technologies, and market behavior in mobile computing and wireless data communications devices, software, and services. Mobilocity looks at devices, applications, and services as well as wireless connectivity to those devices.
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closed 11/6/2013 via PR Newswire

UMS Advisory, Inc., acquired IWMSconnect

synopsis: UMS Advisory, Inc., a leading global management consulting firm, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of IWMSconnect, a globally recognized provider of advanced workplace technology research, program toolkits, and consultative services.
buyer: UMS Advisory, Inc.
UMS Advisory, a leading global management consulting firm, focuses on driving measurable performance improvements in Real Estate and Facilities Management (RE/FM) for blue chip companies. "
target: IWMSconnect
IWMSconnect is recognized for its advanced knowledge platform and experienced leadership team that provides the data, tools, and insights. Their sight is set to innovating how organizations solve for integrated workplace management system (IWMS) technology more efficiently.
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