Like Conversition Strategies

announced 5/11/2011 via Market Wire

e-Rewards, Inc., will acquire Conversition Strategies

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire Conversition Strategies, a pioneer in the Social Media Research industry. Its primary, EvoListen, collects data sourced from online social media outlets, filters the data collected, utilizes scientific sampling and weighting to report the results, and then formats it into quantitative data sets.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc. is a global leader in permission based digital data collection and reporting. With over 1000 employees worldwide, it operates a strong portfolio of brands including Research Now, e-Miles, and Peanut Labs. "
target: Conversition Strategies
Conversition Strategies is an online social media data collection company based in Toronto, Canada. Conversition listens to consumers by applying scientific principles to the collection and analysis of social media data.
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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 9/11/2007 via

YouGov plc, acquired Polimetrix

synopsis: YouGov, plc the UK's leading online market research company, will acquire Palo Alto-based Polimetrix, Inc., a leader in online polling in the US. YouGov acquired 32% of Polimetrix in December 2006 and will pay $24.1 million in cash and stock for the remaining 68% of Polimetrix that it does not currently own.
buyer: YouGov plc (AIM:YOU:$147.66)
YouGov is a professional market research agency pioneering the use of the Internet and information technology to collect higher-quality in-depth data for market research and public consultation. The sample for each survey is carefully selected and controlled. "
target: Polimetrix
Polimetrix conduct surveys through our PollingPoint website, which provides anyone interested with the opportunity to participate in interesting and serious polls on a variety of topics. PollingPoint also conducts surveys among its opt-in panelists via e-mail. Our only business is polling.
price ($mm)
$24*
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$2
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closed 3/30/2007 via PR Newswire

Harris Interactive, acquired MediaTransfer AG Netresearch and Consulting

synopsis: Harris Interactive has acquired MediaTransfer AG Netresearch & Consulting, a private European online research firm based in Hamburg, Germany which will provide access into the $2.2 billion German market research market - the fourth-largest in the world.
buyer: Harris Interactive (HPOL:$140.32)
Harris Interactive is the 12th largest and fastest-growing market research firm in the world. The company provides innovative research, insights and strategic advice to help its clients make more confident decisions which lead to measurable and enduring improvements in performance. "
target: MediaTransfer AG Netresearch and Consulting
MediaTransfer AG specializes in online market research. Worldwide online panels allow MediaTransfer AG to offer clients from many different industries such as consumer and durable goods, telecommunications, financial services and automobile international market research, one stop.
price ($mm)
$8.10
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$5
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2.0x
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closed 3/27/2006 via BusinessWire

Informed Balance merged with Sway, Inc.,

synopsis: Sway, Inc., a fast-growing, interactive marketing agency that builds social networks online, announced that it has merged with Informed Balance, a consulting firm which designs user experiences for global Fortune 500 companies.
buyer: Sway, Inc.
Sway creates innovative online experiences for businesses and their audiences. Through research, development and promotion, Sway creates measurable results that improve its clients' online presence, brand, and sales. "
target: Informed Balance
Informed Balance provides a host of online services such as Web strategy, usability and search engine optimization. The team of software engineers and user-centered designers balance market research, Web analytics and processes with the people side of the technology equation.
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closed 12/14/2015 via PR Newswire

Connexity, acquired Hitwise Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: Digital marketing company Connexity, Inc. has acquired Hitwise, a leader in large-scale online clickstream data collection and consumer behavioral analytics. Hitwise's broad, audience-based insights into consumer online behavioral trends bolsters Connexity's offering to marketers, agencies and publishers.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Connexity
Connexity, Inc. is a technology driven marketing solutions company that leverages almost twenty years of ecommerce expertise to enable retailers and brands to understand their consumers better, acquire new customers at a lower cost, and increase sales. "
target parent: Experian plc
target: Hitwise Pty. Ltd.
Hitwise is the leading online competitive intelligence service. Only Hitwise provides its 1,200 global clients with daily insights on how their customers interact with a broad range of competitive websites, and how their competitors use different tactics to attract online customers.
price ($mm)
$47
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$74
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closed 9/9/2009 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired KoreanClick

synopsis: The Nielsen Company announced that it has acquired KoreanClick, the leading Web measurement company in South Korea. Already setting the standard for Internet measurement in the fast growing Asia/Pacific region, Nielsen further extends its global leadership with this acquisition.
buyer parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
The Nielsen Company is world’s leading provider of marketing information, audience measurement, and business media products and services. Nielsen provides clients with the most complete view of their consumers and their markets. "
target: KoreanClick
KoreanClick collects and analyzes information regarding the behaviors of South Korean Internet users. Through these activities KoreanClick offers local and foreign companies information about the internet industry, media research results, consulting services and search engine marketing information.
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closed 4/19/2007 via PR Newswire

Experian Information Solutions, acquired Hitwise Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: Experian, the global information solutions company, has acquired Hitwise, a leading Internet marketing intelligence company, which helps clients monitor the performance of their websites and target their online advertising spend more effectively. The purchase price is approximately $240m and will be funded from Experian's existing cash resources.
buyer: Experian Information Solutions
Experian is a global leader in providing information solutions to organizations and consumers. It helps organizations find, develop and manage profitable customer relationships by providing information, decision-making solutions and processing services. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Hitwise Pty. Ltd.
Hitwise is the leading online competitive intelligence service. Only Hitwise provides its 1,200 global clients with daily insights on how their customers interact with a broad range of competitive websites, and how their competitors use different tactics to attract online customers.
price ($mm)
$240
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$40
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6.0x
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closed 4/4/2007 via Company Press Release

SNL Financial LC, acquired Kagan Research LLC

synopsis: SNL Financial, the leading sector-focused provider of essential business intelligence to investment banks, money managers and corporations, today announced the acquisition of leading media research and analysis firm, Kagan Research.
buyer: SNL Financial LC
SNL collects, standardizes and disseminates all relevant corporate, financial, market and M&A data -- plus news and analysis - for the Energy, Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Real Estate and Media & Communications industries. "
target parent: MCG Capital Corporation
target: Kagan Research LLC
Kagan's consulting, publishing and data services provide exclusive benchmarking data and analysis, market advisories and long-range forecasts for TV, radio, cable, satellite, wireless, movie and sports sectors.
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closed 1/19/2011 via BusinessWire

Emailvision, acquired ObjectiveMarketer

synopsis: Emailvision, the global leader in software as a service (SaaS) for email marketing, has announced it has acquired ObjectiveMarketer, a pioneer in social media marketing. This acquisition will enable online marketers to efficiently plan, automate, execute, and measure social marketing campaigns.
buyer: Emailvision
Founded in 1999, Emailvision has grown to become the global leader in software as a service for email and social marketing. With offices in over 17 locations, Emailvision delivers over 4 billion messages per month on behalf of 3,000 clients located around the world. "
target: ObjectiveMarketer
ObjectiveMarketer is a fast growing start-up based in Redwood City, California with Social Media Marketing solutions that enable organizations to actively manage and measure their social engagement practices across all major social media channels.
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closed 12/21/2010 via Market Wire

Dachis Corporation, Inc., acquired Powered, Inc.

synopsis: Dachis Group, the world's largest Social Business consultancy, announced the acquisition of Powered Inc. and its operating subsidiaries StepChange Group, Drillteam, and crayon. Powered is a full-service social media agency that helps brands and their agencies establish a meaningful brand presence across the social media spectrum.
buyer parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
buyer: Dachis Corporation, Inc.
Dachis Group is a Social Business consultancy. Through its three main Social Business practice areas, Social Business Strategy, Social Business Engagement, and Social Business Intelligence, Dachis Group helps large organizations become more connected and engaged with their constituents. "
target: Powered, Inc.
Powered, Inc. builds and executes social media programs utilizing a full suite of services and technologies to address earned media, Facebook and mobile applications, content marketing, and branded communities.
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closed 1/11/2010 via Market Wire

Powered, Inc., acquired Crayon

synopsis: Powered announced that it is launching a full-service social media agency through the acquisition of Crayon. Crayon works with Fortune 1000 brands to develop strategies that positively impact customer relationships through the integration of continuous online conversations into traditional marketing programs.
buyer: Powered, Inc.
Powered, Inc. builds and executes social media programs utilizing a full suite of services and technologies to address earned media, Facebook and mobile applications, content marketing, and branded communities. "
target: Crayon
Crayon brings extensive experience as a strategic social marketing consultancy. Crayon works with Fortune 1000 brands to develop strategies that positively impact customer relationships through the integration of continuous online conversations into traditional marketing programs.
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closed 1/11/2010 via Market Wire

Powered, Inc., acquired Drillteam

synopsis: Powered announced that it is launching a full-service social media agency through the acquisition of Drillteam. Drillteam helps brands acquire and energize customer advocates, then sustain momentum through both offline events and online communities, and promotions on platforms like Facebook, niche blogs and Twitter.
buyer: Powered, Inc.
Powered, Inc. builds and executes social media programs utilizing a full suite of services and technologies to address earned media, Facebook and mobile applications, content marketing, and branded communities. "
target: Drillteam
Drillteam is an engagement marketing agency specializing in earned media. Drillteam helps brands acquire and energize customer advocates, then sustain momentum through both offline events and online communities, and promotions on platforms like Facebook, niche blogs and Twitter.
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closed 1/11/2010 via Market Wire

Powered, Inc., acquired StepChange

synopsis: Powered announced that it is launching a full-service social media agency through the acquisition of StepChange. StepChange enhances a brand's reach by extending presence into social networks and mobile platforms through Facebook development/applications, social site development, mobile/applications and Widget Ads.
buyer: Powered, Inc.
Powered, Inc. builds and executes social media programs utilizing a full suite of services and technologies to address earned media, Facebook and mobile applications, content marketing, and branded communities. "
target: StepChange
StepChange enhances a brand's reach by extending presence into social networks and mobile platforms through Facebook development/applications, social site development, mobile/applications and Widget Ads.
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closed 10/24/2007 via Company Press Release

Wunderman, acquired Blast Radius

synopsis: WPP has acquired Vancouver-based Blast Radius, a strategic interactive agency with offices in Amsterdam, New York, London, Toronto and San Francisco. Following Closing, Blast Radius will be aligned with WPP's Wunderman network, the second largest marketing services and relationship marketing network.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman
Wunderman is one of the largest, most experienced customer-focused marketing communications companies in the world, with 76 offices in 36 countries. Our focus is simple: acquire, keep and offer value to consumers in the most creative ways possible. "
target: Blast Radius
Founded in 1997, Blast Radius is a proudly independent strategic interactive agency that builds long term relationships with major consumer-facing brands to deliver innovative and profitable customer experiences that realize the promise of the connected world.
price ($mm)
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$43
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0.0x
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closed 1/10/2007 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired Genex

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, one of America's leading media and marketing companies, has acquired Genex, an interactive marketing services firm that specializes in online customer relationship marketing.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith is one of the nation's leading media and marketing companies with businesses centering on magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive media. "
target: Genex
Genex is an interactive marketing services firm that specializes in online customer relationship marketing.
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closed 2/3/2004 via PR Newswire

Aerwav Integration Services Inc., acquired Mobius Technology Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Aerwav Integration Services Inc. (AIS), a provider of integrated security and critical communications solutions, announced today that it has acquired Mobius Technology Solutions Inc., a developer of custom Content Management Systems, E-commerce applications and secure data-management solutions.
buyer: Aerwav Integration Services Inc.
Aerwav Integration Services, Inc. ("AIS") is a communications services provider currently specializing in integrated security solutions. We combine the latest in cost-efficient technology, an expert staff and seamless system integration to protect and enhance the assets of our customers. Our value "
target: Mobius Technology Solutions Inc.
Mobius Technology Solutions is a leading Web-development, business consulting, technology and marketing services firm that builds digital solutions that work for its customers. Mobius Technology Solutions focuses on Strategic Internet Consulting, Online Branding and Site Development, Custom E- comm
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closed 9/1/2010 via PR Newswire

Alterian, acquired Intrepid

synopsis: Alterian, the leader in customer engagement technology and solutions, announced that it has acquired Intrepid, an international market research and social media analytics consultancy. The acquisition further strengthens Alterian's market leadership position in social media marketing, and its application to the mainstream marketing mix.
buyer: Alterian (ALN:$184.18)
Alterian enables organizations to create relevant, effective and engaging experiences with their customers and prospects through social, digital, and traditional marketing channels. "
target: Intrepid
Intrepid is a global social media analytics and market research consultancy that supports business transformation through a deep, multi-channel understanding of people, markets and technology.
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$3.54
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announced 9/15/2011 via BusinessWire

Genpact Ltd, will acquire EmPower Research LLC

synopsis: Genpact Limited has signed a definitive agreement to acquire EmPower Research, an integrated media and business research company with strong capabilities in social media research, media monitoring and measurement. This acquisition will add significant expertise and intellectual property to Genpact’s Smart Decision Services business.
buyer: Genpact Ltd (G:$3,274.32)
Genpact is a global leader in business process and technology management, offering a broad portfolio of enterprise and industry-specific services. The company manages over 3,000 processes for more than 400 clients worldwide. "
target: EmPower Research LLC
EmPower Research is an integrated media and business research company. The company uses proprietary methodologies to listen and learn about conversations in the client ecosystem, deriving real insights for active stakeholder engagement.
price ($mm)
$17
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closed 2/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

EnterBridge Technologies, Inc., acquired SMA Informatics Partners LLC

synopsis: EnterBridge Technologies Inc bought SMA Informatics Partners LLC. SMA Informatics Partners LLC is a Richmond-based data analytics firm that provides data collection and data analysis that helps hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and physician practices compare their quality of care to competitors and improve clinical outcomes.
buyer: EnterBridge Technologies, Inc.
EnterBridge, a Henrico County, VA-based firm founded by entrepreneurs Erik Bleyl and Todd Nuckols in 2002, EnterBridge uses data and analytics to create a better customer experience for B2B organizations looking to grow through innovation. "
target: SMA Informatics Partners LLC
SMA Informatics Partners LLC is a Richmond-based data analytics firm that provides data collection and data analysis that helps hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and physician practices compare their quality of care to competitors and improve clinical outcomes. It has customers in 32 states.
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announced 5/11/2011 via Market Wire

e-Rewards, Inc., will acquire Conversition Strategies

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire Conversition Strategies, a pioneer in the Social Media Research industry. Its primary, EvoListen, collects data sourced from online social media outlets, filters the data collected, utilizes scientific sampling and weighting to report the results, and then formats it into quantitative data sets.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc. is a global leader in permission based digital data collection and reporting. With over 1000 employees worldwide, it operates a strong portfolio of brands including Research Now, e-Miles, and Peanut Labs. "
target: Conversition Strategies
Conversition Strategies is an online social media data collection company based in Toronto, Canada. Conversition listens to consumers by applying scientific principles to the collection and analysis of social media data.
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announced 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

synopsis: Dynata, a global leader in first-party data and data services, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire Reimagine Holdings Group, a global leader in data creation and technology-enabled business intelligence headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and B2B survey research. Dynata reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings. "
target: Reimagine Holdings Group
Reimagine is a global leader in data creation for business intelligence, and has redefined the insights industry by acquiring and investing in growth-oriented, technology-enabled service companies.
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closed 8/15/2018 via PR Newswire

Research Now SSI, acquired DMA Institute

synopsis: Research Now SSI, the global leader in digital market research data and data services, has acquired DMA Institute, an independent SaaS Enterprise Solution that is designed to bring full transparency to the digital media measurement and effect validation.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Research Now SSI
Research Now SSI is the world's leading global provider of first-party consumer and professional data based on extensive, proprietary market research panels. The company has built innovative data services and solutions that bring the voice of the individual to the entire marketing spectrum. "
target: DMA Institute
DMA Institute provides an independent SaaS Enterprise Solution that is designed to bring full transparency to the digital media measurement and effect validation. The company's philosophy is to bring full, validated and integrated transparency to sellers and buyers of digital media.
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announced 10/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Survey Sampling International will be merged with Research Now Group, Inc.,

synopsis: Research Now Group, Inc., a global leader in digital research data for better insights and business decisions, announced that they have signed a merger agreement with Survey Sampling International (SSI), a premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and business-to-business survey research.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Research Now Group, Inc.
Research Now Group, Inc., is a global leader in digital research data for better insights and business decisions. The company provides world-class research data solutions that enable better decisions and better results for its 3,000 market research, consulting, media, and corporate clients. "
target parent: HGGC, LLC
target: Survey Sampling International
Survey Sampling International (SSI) is a premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and business-to-business survey research. SSI reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings.
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closed 3/18/2015 via Market Wire

Court Square Capital Partners, acquired Research Now Group, Inc.

synopsis: Research Now Group, Inc. announced that Court Square Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm, has completed its previously announced acquisition of the company. Research Now Group, Inc., headquartered in Plano, Texas, is the global leader in digital data collection to power analytics and insights.
buyer: Court Square Capital Partners
Court Square is one of the most experienced teams in the private equity industry. Since 1979, the team has made over 200 investments including several landmark transactions and has developed numerous businesses into leaders in their respective markets. "
target: Research Now Group, Inc.
Research Now Group, Inc. is the leader in digital data collection to power analytics and insights. It enables data-driven decision making for clients who listen to and interact with the world’s consumers and business professionals through Research Now’s online panels and other media technologies.
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announced 5/8/2012 via Market Wire

e-Rewards, Inc., will acquire iPinion, LLC

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc., a global leader in digital data collection and owner of Research Now, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire the business of iPinion, LLC. Founded in early 2010, iPinion is a fast-growing, global leader in the mobile research market having released its enterprise platform in June 2011.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc. provides permission based digital data collection and reporting services worldwide. It offers online sampling and survey data collection services ranging from programming and hosting to sample delivery and scripting to online reporting for various research projects. "
target: iPinion, LLC
iPinion, LLC is a leading enterprise-grade smartphone and tablet market research solutions provider. iPinion delivers unprecedented data collection capabilities for consumer insights and market research in the mobile world.
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announced 5/11/2011 via Market Wire

e-Rewards, Inc., will acquire Conversition Strategies

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire Conversition Strategies, a pioneer in the Social Media Research industry. Its primary, EvoListen, collects data sourced from online social media outlets, filters the data collected, utilizes scientific sampling and weighting to report the results, and then formats it into quantitative data sets.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc. is a global leader in permission based digital data collection and reporting. With over 1000 employees worldwide, it operates a strong portfolio of brands including Research Now, e-Miles, and Peanut Labs. "
target: Conversition Strategies
Conversition Strategies is an online social media data collection company based in Toronto, Canada. Conversition listens to consumers by applying scientific principles to the collection and analysis of social media data.
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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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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.
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closed 4/3/2019 via Company Press Release

ResearchBods merged with STRAT7,

synopsis: UK's specialist data and analytics agency ResearchBods, is now a part of STRAT7 – a new UK group backed by Horizon Capital that will help businesses and brands extract and interpret customer insights to create powerful data driven strategies.
buyer parent: Horizon Capital
buyer: STRAT7
UK’s STRAT7 is an inspired partnership of data, insight analytics and strategy specialists. STRAT7 was created to help brands overcome the challenges of capturing consumer data seamlessly and harnessing the insights to evolve strategies and make game-changing business decisions. "
target: ResearchBods
UK's ResearchBods is a creative and forward thinking company with vast experience within market research. They help brands, businesses and organisations understand and engage with their customers, stakeholders or employees through access panels, insight communities and digital research solutions.
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announced 12/17/2018 via BusinessWire

Verint Systems Inc., will acquire ForeSee

synopsis: Verint Systems Inc., a leader in Actionable Intelligence solutions, is to acquire ForeSee. ForeSee voice of the customer (VoC) software solutions are designed for business impact, to measure and benchmark a 360-degree view of the customer across every touchpoint in digital, location, and contact center.
buyer: Verint Systems Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRNT:$1,255.80)
Verint is a leader in Actionable Intelligence solutions with a focus on customer engagement optimization, security intelligence, and fraud, risk and compliance. Organizations in more than 180 countries count on intelligence from Verint solutions to make more informed, effective and timely decisions."
target: ForeSee
ForeSee® helps companies grow by listening to what matters most—customer voices. ForeSee voice of the customer (VoC) software solutions are designed for business impact, to measure and benchmark a 360-degree view of the customer across every touchpoint in digital, location, and contact center.
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closed 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

STR Global, Ltd., acquired LJ Research Limited

synopsis: STR, a data benchmarking and analytics specialist, has acquired LJ Research, a full-service market research agency. The company specialises in analysing customer feedback and is a leading provider of key data and specialised insights to the tourism, travel and hospitality industry.
buyer: STR Global, Ltd.
STR Global track supply and demand data for the hotel industry and provide valuable market share analysis for international, regional hotel chains and independent hotels. They offer standard reports and customized data sets that help forecast market performance and supply and demand dynamics. "
target: LJ Research Limited
LJ Research is a full-service market research agency undertaking quantitative and qualitative market research. They’re experts in analysing customer feedback and delivering actionable insights. They are used to applying quantitative methods in online, face-to-face, or self-completion questionnaires.
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closed 2/10/2016 via Company Description

GfK Group, acquired Netquest

synopsis: GfK, the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information, has acquired Netquest, an independent online field provider for the market research sector in Spain, Portugal and Latin America.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s long-standing data science experience. "
target: Netquest
Founded in Barcelona in 2001, Netquest is an independent online field provider for the market research sector in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. They have more than 400,000 consumers willing to give their opinion in 21 countries, and the latest technology in order to manage and survey them.
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closed 3/18/2015 via Market Wire

Court Square Capital Partners, acquired Research Now Group, Inc.

synopsis: Research Now Group, Inc. announced that Court Square Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm, has completed its previously announced acquisition of the company. Research Now Group, Inc., headquartered in Plano, Texas, is the global leader in digital data collection to power analytics and insights.
buyer: Court Square Capital Partners
Court Square is one of the most experienced teams in the private equity industry. Since 1979, the team has made over 200 investments including several landmark transactions and has developed numerous businesses into leaders in their respective markets. "
target: Research Now Group, Inc.
Research Now Group, Inc. is the leader in digital data collection to power analytics and insights. It enables data-driven decision making for clients who listen to and interact with the world’s consumers and business professionals through Research Now’s online panels and other media technologies.
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closed 3/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

OnePoll Limited, acquired 2Brewarded

synopsis: In the UK, OnePoll, which specialises in conducting online polls for PR purposes, has acquired panel provider 2Brewarded. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2013, 2Brewarded runs short surveys on behalf of brands and organisations, offering panellists points which can be redeemed for cash.
buyer parent: SWNS Media Group
buyer: OnePoll Limited
OnePoll conducts surveys, hold online discussions, offer a range of reporting solutions, build research communities, write compelling reports, and get their clients press and digital exposure, and much more. "
target: 2Brewarded
Founded in 2013, 2Brewarded runs online surveys on behalf of brands and organisations of all shapes and sizes. For every survey users complete, they will receive credits, and 2Brewarded will pay cash straight into their PayPal or bank account when their credits reach just £20.
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announced 7/17/2014 via BusinessWire

Rakuten Inc., will acquire AIP Corporation

synopsis: Rakuten, Inc. announced that it has reached a basic agreement with a group of shareholders, which includes the largest individual shareholder, of AIP Corporation, a Tokyo-based leading online market research fieldwork agency in Asia, for the acquisition of its outstanding shares.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$12,183.11)
Rakuten, Inc. is one of the world's leading Internet service companies. They provide a variety of products and services for consumers and businesses, with a focus on e-commerce, finance, and digital content. "
target: AIP Corporation
AIP is the leading online market research fieldwork agency in Asia. AIP's proprietary panels in 15 markets are actively managed to the highest standards, combined with dedicated multi-national/lingual consultants who are specialized in global projects.
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closed 12/23/2013 via BusinessWire

Answers Corporation, acquired ForeSee

synopsis: Answers Corporation, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions that enhance customer acquisition and brand engagement, announced it has acquired ForeSee Results, Inc., the leader in customer experience analytics.
buyer parent: Summit Partners
buyer: Answers Corporation
Established in 1998, Answers Corporation is the industry’s top destination for Q&A content. The Answers platform integrates and surfaces the best content from subject matter experts, community members, social networks, and Internet databases to create the most multidimensional resource on the Web. "
target: ForeSee
ForeSee Results, Inc. provides online customer satisfaction measurement solutions in the US and internationally. The company enables organizations to understand how improvements to customer satisfaction lead to profitable behaviors.
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closed 12/9/2011 via BNC Analysis

GfK Group, acquired Knowledge Networks Inc.

synopsis: GfK, one of the largest market research companies in the world, has acquired US-based consumer specialist Knowledge Networks. Founded in 1998, Knowledge Networks provides online research solutions including KnowledgePanel, which claims to offer a ‘truly representative’ sample of the US population.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
The GfK Group is one of the largest market research companies in the world. GfK delivers services in all major consumer, pharmaceutical, media and service sector market segments. Its services are divided into three sectors: Custom Research, Retail and Technology and Media. "
target: Knowledge Networks Inc.
Knowledge Networks is passionate about research in packaged goods, retail, media, health and social policy. It specializes in innovative online research that consistently gives leaders in business, government, and academia the confidence to make important decisions.
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closed 10/6/2009 via PR Newswire

Knowledge Networks, acquired Dimestore Media, Inc.

synopsis: Knowledge Networks has acquired Dimestore Media, whose unique, proprietary technology enables marketers to measure the effectiveness of digital advertising by adding engaging surveys to online content as consumers engage in various digital media across the Internet.
buyer: Knowledge Networks
Knowledge Networks specializes in solving complex, high-impact problems. They work closely with clients to create healthy consumer-brand connections, effective marketing and advertising, sound public policies, and accurate social science research. "
target: Dimestore Media, Inc.
Dimestore Media enhances video and other advertising by wrapping ads in a casual game format that can be configured to test attentiveness and brand response or purchase intent and direct response.
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Critical Mix, Inc., acquired UBMobile

synopsis: Critical Mix, a premier global data and insights company, acquired UBMobile, a mobile-first consumer insights technology and services company. UBMobile captures stated and observed consumer data to improve marketing decision making. Their LifeTap app helps to reach consumers to deliver more representative audiences and reliable insights.
buyer: Critical Mix, Inc.
Critical Mix creates insights that drive business decisions with easy, collaborative tools to access global target audiences, program engaging surveys and visualize results. Insights professionals around the world rely on their simplified solutions to help them innovate and grow. "
target: UBMobile
UBMobile is a mobile-first consumer insights technology and service company. Using modern technologies, UBMobile captures stated and observed consumer data to improve marketing decision making. Their LifeTap app helps to reach consumers to deliver more representative audiences and reliable insights.
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announced 5/8/2012 via Market Wire

e-Rewards, Inc., will acquire iPinion, LLC

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc., a global leader in digital data collection and owner of Research Now, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire the business of iPinion, LLC. Founded in early 2010, iPinion is a fast-growing, global leader in the mobile research market having released its enterprise platform in June 2011.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc. provides permission based digital data collection and reporting services worldwide. It offers online sampling and survey data collection services ranging from programming and hosting to sample delivery and scripting to online reporting for various research projects. "
target: iPinion, LLC
iPinion, LLC is a leading enterprise-grade smartphone and tablet market research solutions provider. iPinion delivers unprecedented data collection capabilities for consumer insights and market research in the mobile world.
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closed 7/6/2011 via BusinessWire

Knowledge Networks, acquired Cada Cabeza

synopsis: Knowledge Networks has acquired Garcia Research Associates, a firm known for its thoughtful approaches to measuring the growing influence of Latinos on commerce and society in the U.S. The acquisition of Cada Cabeza, along with KnowledgePanel LatinoSM and the National Shopper Lab, strengthens KN’s ability to reach U.S. Hispanic segments.
buyer: Knowledge Networks
Knowledge Networks is passionate about research in packaged goods, retail, media, health and social policy – collaborating closely with client teams throughout the research process, while applying rigor in everything it does. "
target: Cada Cabeza
Garcia Research Associates is a firm well known for its thoughtful approaches to measuring the growing influence of Latinos on commerce and society in the U.S. Its Cada CabezaSM survey panel provides high respondent engagement and expert bilingual support.
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closed 1/3/2012 via Capital IQ

SurveyMonkey.com, TPG Growth, acquired MarketTools Inc.

synopsis: TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG, and SurveyMonkey, the leader in web-based survey solutions, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MarketTools, Inc., a leading provider of software and services for market research and enterprise feedback management.
buyer: TPG Growth
buyer: SurveyMonkey.com (NasdaqGS:SVMK:$276.92)
TPG Growth is a principal investment firm specializing in early stage, growth capital, and leveraged buyouts investments. The firm primarily invests in the technology, life sciences, biotechnology, renewable energy, and retail sectors. "
target parent: Ticonderoga Capital Inc.
target: MarketTools Inc.
MarketTools is the leading provider of software and services for enterprise feedback management and market research. It is focused on providing leading organizations the actionable customer insights they need to make better business decisions that lead to high-value business impact.
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announced 9/10/2008 via PR Newswire

ZM Capital, will purchase Internet survey solutions from Greenfield Online, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft Corp. and Greenfield Online Inc. announced that in connection with the acquisition agreement between the two companies, Microsoft has signed an agreement to sell the Greenfield Online Internet survey solutions business to ZM Surveys LLC, an entity affiliated with ZM Capital L.P., a private equity investment partnership.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia
buyer: ZM Capital
ZM Capital is a private equity investment partnership focused on entertainment and media investments. The partners have extensive experience investing in the marketing services, business information, advertising, interactive entertainment, direct marketing, recorded music, film and television. "
seller parent: Microsoft Corporation
seller: 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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closed 4/22/2020 via PR Web

Schlesinger Group, acquired 20|20 Research, Inc.

synopsis: Schlesinger Group, a leading international data collection and research services company, has acquired 20|20 Research, a qualitative technology-led research services provider in the US. The addition of 20|20 Research adds high-quality proprietary online qualitative tools to Schlesinger Group’s portfolio of capabilities.
buyer parent: Gauge Capital
buyer: Schlesinger Group
Schlesinger Group is a leading data collection company offering a broad range of qualitative and quantitative solutions worldwide. The Group delivers high-quality recruitment and research services for any methodology, including online surveys, online communities, webcam focus groups, and more. "
target: 20|20 Research, Inc.
20|20 is a leading expert and innovator in qualitative research that makes it easier for companies to prioritize the insights that drive growth. With its suite of in-house services, nationwide panel, and proprietary technology platforms, 20|20 connects thousands of brands to consumers worldwide.
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closed 3/3/2020 via BusinessWire

MaritzCX merged with InMoment, Inc,

synopsis: InMoment and MaritzCX, recognized market leaders and proven innovators in the global customer experience (CX) sector, have merged. The combined company will serve 90 percent of the world’s automotive companies, eight out of 10 of the leading banks, nearly 20 percent of the top 50 retailers, and 40 percent of the top hospitality companies.
buyer parent: Madison Dearborn Partners
buyer: InMoment, Inc
InMoment helps organizations deliver more valuable and inspiring experiences to their customers and employees at every moment in their journey. The company's Experience Intelligence (XI) platform continually analyzes and evaluates enterprise experience data and customer feedback. "
target parent: Maritz, Inc.
target: MaritzCX
MaritzCX is the leader in experience management for big business, and includes customer experience (CX), employee experience (EX), and patient experience. The company combines experience management software, data and research science, and deep vertical market expertise to accelerate client success.
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closed 11/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Schlesinger Group, acquired Focus Pointe Global

synopsis: Schlesinger Group, a leading international data collection and research services company, has acquired Focus Pointe Global, a US marketing research data collection company offering a range of in-person and online qualitative solutions.
buyer parent: Gauge Capital
buyer: Schlesinger Group
Schlesinger Group is a data collection company offering a broad range of qualitative and quantitative research solutions. They provide effective online surveys that include programming and hosting. As the world transforms, they reach for new heights, redefining services beyond clients’ expectations."
target: Focus Pointe Global
Focus Pointe Global is a US marketing research data collection company offering a range of in-person and online qualitative solutions with expertise in the consumer space, clinical studies, and jury research. Its 1.6 million-member QualPanel is a rich source of qualified respondents.
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closed 11/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ironwood Insights Group, acquired Discovery Research Group

synopsis: Ironwood Insights Group, a full-service research firm dedicated to helping their clients make informed business decisions, has acquired the data collection company, Discovery Research Group, headquartered in Saratoga Springs, UT.
buyer: Ironwood Insights Group
Ironwood Insights Group is a full-service research firm dedicated to helping their clients make informed business decisions. They aim to fully understand their client's research objectives. With those objectives, they design a research strategy to achieve their clients'​ specific goals. "
target: Discovery Research Group
Discovery Research Group, with 30+ years of experience, completing thousands of surveys each year, they are the best choice for high quality, competitively priced data collection methodologies in market research, healthcare follow up, customer loyalty, tracking and polling studies.
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announced 6/3/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Beyond Commerce, Inc., will acquire Issues & Answers Network, Inc.

synopsis: Beyond Commerce, Inc., a provider of B2B internet marketing analytics, technologies and services, announced it has agreed to acquire Issues & Answers Network, Inc. Issues & Answers is a global consumer insights research partner providing answers for brands and companies through both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
buyer: Beyond Commerce, Inc. (OTCPK:BYOC:$0.46)
Beyond Commerce, Inc. is focused on business combinations of "big data" companies in the global B2B internet marketing analytics, technologies and related services space. Their objective is to develop and deploy software technology that will build on growth potential and to exploit opportunities. "
target: Issues & Answers Network, Inc.
Issues & Answers Network (I&A) is a global consumer insights research partner dedicated to providing the answers that brands or companies need through both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. I&A collects information through telephone interviewing, web surveys and face-to-face focus groups.
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