Like RCT Analytics Ltd.

closed 10/14/2011 via BNC Analysis

ShopperTrak, acquired RCT Analytics Ltd.

synopsis: Retail store analysis specialist ShopperTrak has established a presence in Europe through the purchase of RCT Analytics, which develops a range of solutions to count consumers at shopping centres and retailers across the UK. ShopperTrak counts the number of shoppers entering and exiting retail stores and malls in 40,000 locations.
buyer: ShopperTrak
ShopperTrak provides shopper-traffic counting technology and data analysis to the most respected names in retail. ShopperTrak is an integral business partner and trusted advisor to the industry, bringing innovative technology and business expertise to organizations throughout the world. "
target: RCT Analytics Ltd.
RCT Analytics provides market research based consulting, benchmarking and analytical services; real-time local and hosted reporting for retail and shopping centre businesses; and integrated staff scheduling and business planning solutions.
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closed 9/22/2016 via BusinessWire

StellaService Inc., acquired ICC/Decision Services

synopsis: StellaService, the leader in helping companies grow through better customer service, announced the acquisition of ICC/Decision Services, a leader in successful in-store customer experience management programs including mystery shopping, customer intercepts and customer satisfaction surveys. This extends StellaService into in-store environments.
buyer: StellaService Inc.
StellaService helps companies grow through better service across their stores, contact centers and ecommerce fulfillment. Through a combination of software and proprietary data and insights, StellaService helps companies improve their operational and front-line team performance. "
target: ICC/Decision Services
ICC/Decision Services offers more than 37 years of hands-on experience designing and executing highly successful in-store customer experience management programs, including mystery shopping, customer intercepts and customer satisfaction surveys.
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closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

NPD Group, Inc., purchased VideoScan from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: The NPD Group announced that it has purchased Nielsen’s VideoScan point-of-sale retail tracking service for the home video market. VideoScan monitors DVD sales, including HD and Blu-ray sales, based on information collected from retailers.
buyer: NPD Group, Inc.
The NPD Group is the leading global provider of consumer and retail market research solutions for a wide range of industries. They offer consumer behavior and point-of-sale (POS) information and industry expertise across more industries than any other market research company. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
VideoScan is Nielsen's point-of-sale retail tracking service for the home video market. VideoScan monitors DVD sales, including HD and Blu-ray sales, based on information collected from retailers.
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closed 8/31/2015 via BusinessWire

Market Track, acquired Commercially Retail

synopsis: Market Track, LLC, the leading provider of advertising, brand protection and pricing intelligence solutions in North America, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Commercially Retail, Australia and New Zealand’s leading retail advertising monitoring company.
buyer parent: Aurora Capital Group
buyer: Market Track
Offered via a web-based software-as-a-service platform called FeatureVision, Market Track's solutions enable retailers and manufacturers of consumer goods to efficiently monitor and analyze causal data to maximize the value of their promotional campaigns. "
target: Commercially Retail
Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Commercially Retail provides facts and insights in relation to retailer driven advertising across both digital and print based mediums, via its software-as-a-service platform.
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closed 12/15/2011 via PR Newswire

Live Nation, Inc., acquired BigChampagne Media Measurement

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment has acquired BigChampagne Media Measurement, a leading developer of technologies for collecting, analyzing and distributing media metrics. BigChampagne's Ultimate Chart platform will power social discovery, content relevancy and product personalization across Live Nation's businesses.
buyer: Live Nation, Inc. (LYV:$11,033.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. "
target: BigChampagne Media Measurement
BigChampagne is a leading developer of technologies for collecting, analyzing and distributing media metrics. The company acquires and analyzes billions of online and offline data points about popular entertainment.
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closed 9/22/2011 via BNC Analysis

St. Ives plc, acquired Pragma Consulting Ltd.

synopsis: Marketing services and print group St. Ives Plc has acquired Twickenham-based retail and consumer consultancy Pragma Consulting Ltd. The company provides marketing strategy and market research services to its clients.
buyer: St. Ives plc (GB:SIV:$494.55)
St. Ives provides marketing services, printed products and display solutions to publishing, retail and commercial markets throughout the UK. Its focus is on delivering high quality products to customers who have a need for service, complex solutions and added value services. "
target: Pragma Consulting Ltd.
Pragma Consulting Ltd. is a leading consultancy specialising in retail and consumer markets. The company provides marketing strategy and market research services to its clients.
price ($mm)
$5.17
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$4
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$1
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2.4x
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10.0x
closed 9/19/2011 via BusinessWire

Market Force Information, Inc., acquired Retail Eyes Limited

synopsis: Market Force Information, the world’s leading customer intelligence solutions company, has acquired UK-based Retail Eyes, Europe’s premier customer experience and mystery shopping provider. Retail Eyes works with over 100 of the UK and Europe’s leading retailers, restaurants and hospitality providers.
buyer: Market Force Information, Inc.
Market Force Information, Inc. is the leading global customer intelligence solutions company for multi-location businesses including major retailers, restaurants, grocery and convenience stores, financial institutions, entertainment studios and consumer packaged goods companies. "
target: Retail Eyes Limited
Retail Eyes Limited is the leading provider of customer experience improvement programs in the UK and Europe. The company provides best in class mystery shopping, customer satisfaction surveys, retail audit and in-store point of sale compliance methodologies.
price ($mm)
$13
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$15
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0.9x
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closed 2/8/2011 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Nielsen has acquired the bulk of retail sales tracking firm MEMRB Retail Tracking Services Ltd., a market research company.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. "
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: MEMRB Retail Tracking Services Ltd.
MEMRB Retail Tracking Services Ltd. provides market research solutions in Central/Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Pakistan, and North Africa.
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$65
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closed 6/18/2007 via PR Newswire

The Hale Group, acquired Mount Vernon Strategies

synopsis: The Hale Group has acquired Mount Vernon Strategies. MVS specializes in providing marketing research and strategic consulting services to private equity firms and consumer branded companies.
buyer: The Hale Group
The Hale Group, Ltd. is the leading strategic management consulting firm in the food system. The firm services the global food and agribusiness systems from farmer cooperatives and agricultural biotechnology companies to ingredient and food manufacturers, distributors and restaurant operators. "
target: Mount Vernon Strategies
Since 1995, Mount Vernon Strategies has been providing market research, due diligence and strategy consulting for clients in the private equity, consumer package goods, retail and food & beverage sectors.
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closed 3/9/2007 via BusinessWire

Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, acquired Retail Forward

synopsis: TNS, a world leader in market information, announces the acquisition of Retail Forward, Inc., in the United States. The addition of Retail Forward to the newly established TNS global practice, TNS Retail and Shopper Insights, will provide significant added momentum to the rapid expansion of TNS’s successful retail and shopper research business.
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: Retail Forward
Retail Forward, Inc. is a global management consulting firm specializing in strategies and insight to help retailers and their suppliers grow sales and profits. The company's syndicated research and executive development program is known as the Retail Forward Intelligence System™.
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closed 2/20/2007 via BusinessWire

Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, acquired Sorensen Associates

synopsis: TNS, a world leader in market information, announces the acquisition of Sorensen Associates, "The In-store Research Company®", in the United States to support the rapid expansion of its successful shopper research business.
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: Sorensen Associates
Sorensen Associates is "The In-store Research Company®". It captures shopper behaviours, motivations and perceptions at the point of purchase. Sorensen Associates specialises in telling retailers and suppliers how well products or packages perform in the retail environment.
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closed 4/7/2006 via BusinessWire

ACNielsen Corporation, purchased retail measurement business from Datos Information Resources

synopsis: ACNielsen, a VNU business and the world's leading provider of consumer and marketplace intelligence, today announced that it has agreed to acquire 100% of the retail measurement business unit of Datos Information Resources, the leader in the Venezuelan marketing information industry.
buyer parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
buyer: ACNielsen Corporation
With operations in more than 90 countries, ACNielsen (separate from Nielsen Media Research) is the world's top compiler of consumer data. The company's measurement and analysis services include bar code scanning and store audits, consumer panels, and customized research. "
seller: Datos Information Resources
Datos Information Resources primarily operates as a market research company specialising in the provision of data for the purposes of ad-hoc, audit, census and geographical data, as well as specialised market studies to a wide variety of Venezuelan industries.
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closed 2/28/2006 via BusinessWire

Market Force Information, Inc., acquired Shop'n Chek, Inc.

synopsis: Market Force Information, Inc., an emerging Customer Experience Information company, announced today the acquisition of Shop'n Chek, Inc., a leading mystery shopping provider and recognized industry pioneer.
buyer: Market Force Information, Inc.
Market Force Information is a global customer experience information company for major retailers, restaurants and consumer packaged goods companies. Its products provide actionable in-store information with reliable leading indicators that drive competitive marketing and investment strategies. "
target: Shop'n Chek, Inc.
Shop'n Chek, Inc. is a full-service customer service measurement provider delivering actionable data at the retail customer level. The company was founded in Atlanta in 1972.
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closed 4/12/2002 via

synopsis: Aegis Communications Group, Inc. today announced the sale of the business and assets of Elrick & Lavidge, its marketing research division, to a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Taylor Nelson Sofres plc. The business will become part of the TNS Intersearch family. United Kingdom based Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, is one of the world's leading marketing
buyer parent: Taylor Nelson Sofres plc
buyer: TNS Intersearch
Taylor Nelson Sofres is the fourth largest information company and the 2nd largest custom research company in the world. It has more than 200 offices in 50 countries throughout North and Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. "
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

BVA Group, acquired Côté Clients

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

Information Resources, Inc., acquired The FreshLook Marketing Group

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

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

synopsis: Nielsen and R.R. Bowker, a provider of bibliographic information and management solutions, have signed a definitive agreement for Nielsen to acquire Bowker’s Business Intelligence and Commerce Solutions products. The Business Intelligence and Commerce Solutions products offer its global print and e-book sales tracking and analysis capabilities.
buyer: Nielsen (NLSN:$6,618.00)
The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. "
seller parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
seller: R.R. Bowker LLC
R.R. Bowker is the leading provider of bibliographic information management solutions to help publishers, booksellers, and libraries better serve their customers. Its Business Intelligence and Commerce Solutions products provide global print and e-book sales tracking and analysis capabilities.
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announced 10/2/2019 via PR Newswire

WolfPoint Group, LLC, will acquire Gibbco, Inc.

synopsis: WolfPoint Group, LLC, a sales representation, consulting and new business development firm, will acquire Gibbco, Inc., a provider of retail sales representatiuon, consulting and marketing services. Gibbco manages their clientele's business interests at Target, Best Buy and other major US retailers.
buyer: WolfPoint Group, LLC
WolfPoint Group is a sales representation, consulting and new business development firm. WolfPoint offers services for sales, marketing, and account management. WolfPoint helps their clients to increase their chances of getting on the shelf. "
target: Gibbco, Inc.
Gibbco is a provider of retail sales representatiuon, consulting and marketing services. Gibbco manages their clientele's business interests at Target, Best Buy and other major US retailers.
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announced 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Saleslink, will acquire Group MW

synopsis: Saleslink, an organization that represents hardware manufacturers, has announced it will acquire Group MW. Group MW provides sales and marketing expertise for suppliers of consumer products to wholesalers and retailers, including brick-and-mortar and e-commerce businesses. MW represents suppliers in many common product categories.
buyer: Saleslink
Saleslink is an organization that represents hardware manufacturers. They provide sales and marketing expertise for suppliers of consumer products to wholesalers and retailers, including brick-and-mortar and e-commerce businesses. "
target: Group MW
Group MW provide sales and marketing expertise for suppliers of consumer products to wholesalers and retailers, including brick-and-mortar and e-commerce businesses. They also offer merchandising services. Group MW represents suppliers in many common product categories.
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announced 6/16/2014 via BusinessWire

CVC Capital Partners, Leonard Green & Partners, L.P., will acquire Advantage Sales and Marketing

synopsis: Apax Partners announced that they have agreed to sell their majority ownership stake in Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC, North America’s provider of outsourced sales and marketing services to manufacturers of consumer goods and retailers, to affiliates of the private equity firms Leonard Green & Partners and funds advised by CVC Capital Partners.
buyer: Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. is one of the nation’s preeminent private equity firms with over $15 billion of private equity capital raised since inception. CVC Capital Partners is one of the world's leading private equity and investment advisory firms. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Advantage Sales and Marketing
Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC (ASM) is a premier sales and marketing agency, committed to building brand value for its more than 1,200 clients. ASM's customized sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising and marketing services.
price ($mm)
$4,200
rev ($mm)
$1,600
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EV / rev
2.6x
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closed 10/14/2011 via BNC Analysis

ShopperTrak, acquired RCT Analytics Ltd.

synopsis: Retail store analysis specialist ShopperTrak has established a presence in Europe through the purchase of RCT Analytics, which develops a range of solutions to count consumers at shopping centres and retailers across the UK. ShopperTrak counts the number of shoppers entering and exiting retail stores and malls in 40,000 locations.
buyer: ShopperTrak
ShopperTrak provides shopper-traffic counting technology and data analysis to the most respected names in retail. ShopperTrak is an integral business partner and trusted advisor to the industry, bringing innovative technology and business expertise to organizations throughout the world. "
target: RCT Analytics Ltd.
RCT Analytics provides market research based consulting, benchmarking and analytical services; real-time local and hosted reporting for retail and shopping centre businesses; and integrated staff scheduling and business planning solutions.
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closed 1/26/2016 via PR Newswire

Tyco International plc, acquired ShopperTrak

synopsis: Tyco International plc, the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of ShopperTrak, a leading global provider of retail consumer behavior insights and location-based analytics. ShopperTrak's solutions enable retailers to improve sales and operational effectiveness.
buyer: Tyco International plc (TYC:$9,701.00)
Tyco is the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company. Tyco provides more than three million customers around the globe with the latest fire protection and security products and services. "
target: ShopperTrak
ShopperTrak provides shopper-traffic counting technology and data analysis to the most respected names in retail. ShopperTrak is an integral business partner and trusted advisor to the industry, bringing innovative technology and business expertise to organizations throughout the world.
price ($mm)
$175
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$75
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closed 5/21/2013 via Company Press Release

ShopperTrak, acquired RapidBlue Solutions

synopsis: ShopperTrak, the world’s largest counter and analyzer of retail foot traffic, announced the acquisition of RapidBlue Solutions Oy, a leading European provider of retail data and analytics. RapidBlue uses radio frequency technology to collect shopper movement information.
buyer: ShopperTrak
ShopperTrak provides shopper-traffic counting technology and data analysis to the most respected names in retail. ShopperTrak is an integral business partner and trusted advisor to the industry, bringing innovative technology and business expertise to organizations throughout the world. "
target: RapidBlue Solutions
Based in Helsinki, RapidBlue uses radio frequency technology to collect shopper movement information. The company transforms the anonymous data into information and insights that retailers can use to manage the marketing, merchandising and operations of their businesses.
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closed 10/14/2011 via BNC Analysis

ShopperTrak, acquired RCT Analytics Ltd.

synopsis: Retail store analysis specialist ShopperTrak has established a presence in Europe through the purchase of RCT Analytics, which develops a range of solutions to count consumers at shopping centres and retailers across the UK. ShopperTrak counts the number of shoppers entering and exiting retail stores and malls in 40,000 locations.
buyer: ShopperTrak
ShopperTrak provides shopper-traffic counting technology and data analysis to the most respected names in retail. ShopperTrak is an integral business partner and trusted advisor to the industry, bringing innovative technology and business expertise to organizations throughout the world. "
target: RCT Analytics Ltd.
RCT Analytics provides market research based consulting, benchmarking and analytical services; real-time local and hosted reporting for retail and shopping centre businesses; and integrated staff scheduling and business planning solutions.
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closed 7/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Ugam

synopsis: London-based Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd has acquired a majority stake in India-based Ugam Interactive Solutions Pvt. Ltd, a leading next generation data and analytics company. They work with retailers, distributors, manufacturers and research & consulting firms to enable superior data-driven decision-making.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten 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: Ugam
Ugam is a leading next generation data and analytics company. They work with retailers, distributors, manufacturers and research & consulting firms to enable superior data-driven decision-making.
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closed 5/8/2019 via Company Press Release

TABS Analytics, acquired Decision Insight

synopsis: TABS Analytics, a technology-enabled analytics firm servicing the consumer products industry, announced that it acquired Decision Insight, a global shopper marketing research and analytics firm with expertise in both brick-and-mortar and online shopping environments.
buyer: TABS Analytics
TABS Analytics is a technology-enabled analytics firm servicing the consumer products industry. They are the leading outsourced sales and marketing analytics firm in the CPG industry. TABS provide clients with workable solutions, expert guidance, and a positive ROI with their services. "
target: Decision Insight
Decision Insight is a leading shopper insights and retail strategy firm that uncovers shopper behaviors and motivations. Utilizing ShopperIQ® and Digital.IQ™, proprietary virtual platforms for brick & mortar and eCommerce, they deliver effective strategies.
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announced 11/16/2018 via Company Press Release

Vestar Capital Partners, will acquire Information Resources, Inc.

synopsis: Vestar Capital Partners, a private equity firm, will lead a new investment in Information Resources, Inc., a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights. Jeffrey Ansell, a Vestar Senior Advisor, will serve as Chairman of IRI. New Mountain and other existing investors are retaining a meaningful investment in IRI.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners (VCP) is a private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. VCP collaborates with management teams and private owners to build long- term enterprise value, with a focus on Consumer, Healthcare, and Business Services & Industrial Products."
target parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
target: Information Resources, Inc.
Information Resources, Inc. is a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights that help CPG companies, OTC health care organizations, retailers, financial services and media companies grow their businesses.
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closed 10/17/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Ipsos S.A, purchased Mystery Shopping Assets from Market Pulse

synopsis: Ipsos has acquired the mystery shopping staff, shoppers, and clients of Market Pulse International. Since 1989, Market Pulse has helped brands understand their business from their customers point of view, and supported clients to improve customer satisfaction, loyalty and growth. They are based in New Zealand.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$1,968.71)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is an independent market research companies managed by research professionals. Ipsos researchers assess market potential and trends, develop brands, help clients build long-term relationships with customers, test advertising, and study audience responses. "
seller: Market Pulse
The acquisition includes the the mystery shopping staff, shoppers, and clients of Market Pulse. Market Pulse helps brands understand their business from their customers point of view, and supports clients to improve customer satisfaction, loyalty and growth. They are based in New Zealand.
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closed 10/16/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Inmar Inc., acquired reach | influence

synopsis: Inmar announced that it has acquired Detroit, Michigan-based reach | influence, a marketing analytics company focused on powering the shopper experience to leverage retail shopper data to increase sales. reach | influence helps independent retailers, wholesalers and product manufacturers to measure marketing efficacy and engage their shoppers.
buyer parent: OMERS Private Equity
buyer: Inmar Inc.
Inmar applies technology and data science to improve outcomes for consumers and those who serve them. They have unmatched access to billions of consumer and business transactions in real time. Their analytics, platforms and services enable engagement with shoppers and patients, and optimize results."
target: reach | influence
reach | influence is a retail marketing firm focused on powering the shopper experience with the goal of leveraging shopper data to increase sales through a combination of marketing and merchandising programs. They provide insight to independent retailers, wholesalers and product manufacturers.
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closed 8/16/2017 via PR Web

Jancyn, acquired Customer Perspectives

synopsis: Jancyn Evaluation Shops, a mystery shopping company, is pleased to announce their acquisition of New Hampshire based Customer Perspectives, a 30-year leader in the mystery shopping marketplace. Customer Perspectives helps businesses increase their profits by retaining customers and attracting new ones.
buyer: Jancyn
Since 1980, Jancyn has provided best practices in mystery shopping for customer satisfaction and employee performance feedback programs. They develop data based mystery shops that are used to help their clients optimize resources, motivate employees and improve revenue. "
target: Customer Perspectives
Customer Perspectives is a 30-year leader in the mystery shopping marketplace. Customer Perspectives helps businesses increase their profits by retaining customers and attracting new ones.
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closed 9/22/2016 via BusinessWire

StellaService Inc., acquired ICC/Decision Services

synopsis: StellaService, the leader in helping companies grow through better customer service, announced the acquisition of ICC/Decision Services, a leader in successful in-store customer experience management programs including mystery shopping, customer intercepts and customer satisfaction surveys. This extends StellaService into in-store environments.
buyer: StellaService Inc.
StellaService helps companies grow through better service across their stores, contact centers and ecommerce fulfillment. Through a combination of software and proprietary data and insights, StellaService helps companies improve their operational and front-line team performance. "
target: ICC/Decision Services
ICC/Decision Services offers more than 37 years of hands-on experience designing and executing highly successful in-store customer experience management programs, including mystery shopping, customer intercepts and customer satisfaction surveys.
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closed 1/26/2016 via PR Newswire

Tyco International plc, acquired ShopperTrak

synopsis: Tyco International plc, the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of ShopperTrak, a leading global provider of retail consumer behavior insights and location-based analytics. ShopperTrak's solutions enable retailers to improve sales and operational effectiveness.
buyer: Tyco International plc (TYC:$9,701.00)
Tyco is the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company. Tyco provides more than three million customers around the globe with the latest fire protection and security products and services. "
target: ShopperTrak
ShopperTrak provides shopper-traffic counting technology and data analysis to the most respected names in retail. ShopperTrak is an integral business partner and trusted advisor to the industry, bringing innovative technology and business expertise to organizations throughout the world.
price ($mm)
$175
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$75
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closed 4/22/2015 via BusinessWire

Information Resources, Inc., acquired Datasea

synopsis: Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), the global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and over-the-counter healthcare companies, announced the acquisition of Datasea, one of China’s leading analytic services and market research companies, which has deep knowledge and expertise in the retail and CPG industries.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: Information Resources, Inc.
Information Resources, Inc. (IRi) delivers powerful market and shopper information, predictive analysis and foresight that leads to action. They go beyond the data to ignite extraordinary growth for their clients by pinpointing what matters and illuminating how it can impact their businesses. "
target: Datasea
Datasea services include analytics that help clients develop enhanced pricing strategies, efficient promotions, improved effectiveness in-store, forecasting, next-generation marketing mix modeling and assortment optimization.
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closed 4/15/2015 via BusinessWire

Antuit, acquired Prognos, Inc.

synopsis: Antuit, a global Big Data solutions company, announced the acquisition of Prognos, a Chicago-based analytics company specializing in the retail and consumer package goods (CPG) sector. Prognos is focused on demand forecasting, lifecycle pricing and customer insight.
buyer: Antuit
Antuit is a Big Data analytics solutions firm that enables enterprise clients to unlock business value from data within the constraints of their budgets and maturity on the Big Data curve. Antuit provides cutting-edge analytics offerings for Supply Chain and Sales & Marketing functions. "
target: Prognos, Inc.
Prognos Inc. is dedicated to providing financially measurable results for Retailers and Consumer Packaged Goods companies through advanced analytic solutions. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Chicago, Prognos is focused on demand forecasting, lifecycle pricing and customer insight.
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announced 4/15/2015 via Company Press Release

Copernicus Marketing Consulting, will acquire Forbes Consulting Group

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire Forbes Consulting Group and have it become part of Copernicus Marketing Consulting post acquisition. Founded in 1985, Forbes Consulting Group specializes in both quantitative and qualitative research and analysis.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Copernicus Marketing Consulting
Copernicus Marketing Consulting is a research-and-data-driven marketing consulting firm in the business of transforming companies. They use front-line experience, insights, and advanced analytics to help B2B and B2C companies develop, plan, and implement strategies that change brand trajectories. "
target: Forbes Consulting Group
The Forbes Consulting Group is a strategic and innovative market research company providing global clients with deeper levels of insight about emotions and motivations - and helping them gain strategic market advantage on the strength of these insights.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$8
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closed 9/29/2014 via Company Press Release

GfK Group, acquired Cogenta Systems Ltd.

synopsis: GfK strengthens its position in the online market through the acquisition of UK-based Cogenta, a leader in online pricing intelligence. Cogenta is the source of market intelligence, creating best of breed retail data that is trusted and relied upon by brands both in the UK and abroad.
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 80 years of data science experience. "
target: Cogenta Systems Ltd.
Cogenta is an industry pioneer in providing retail and pricing intelligence services, partnering with the biggest European retailers and brands. Cogenta is the source of market intelligence, creating best of breed retail data that is trusted and relied upon by brands both in the UK and abroad.
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closed 4/28/2014 via PR Web

reach | influence, acquired Penfield Consulting

synopsis: reach | influence, [ri], a leading marketing and analytics company and provider of shopper engagement strategies to the independent retail community, is pleased to announce a strategic acquisition of retail analytics firm Penfield Consulting.
buyer: reach | influence
reach | influence, is a marketing analytics firm focused on powering the shopper experience with the goal of leveraging shopper data to increase sales. They provide services and insight to independent retailers, wholesalers and CPGs. "
target: Penfield Consulting
Penfield Consulting is a retail analytics firm. Penfield Consulting delivered advanced analytics to the largest of retailers including The Sports Authority, The Home Depot, Priceline.com, and others.
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closed 3/7/2014 via BNC Analysis

RDI Marketing Services, Inc., acquired Service Industry Research Systems, Inc.

synopsis: RDI, a world class outsourcer, is pleased to announce their most recent acquisition of SIRS, Inc. Service Industry Research Systems, Inc. (SIRS) is a marketing research firm that specializes in insights for the retail industry.
buyer: RDI Marketing Services, Inc.
RDI is a world class outsourcer that provides custom solutions (sales, customer service, marketing, technology) on an outsourced basis to help businesses operate their core business more effectively. RDI was established in 1978 and their corporate headquarters is located in Blue Ash, OH. "
target: Service Industry Research Systems, Inc.
Service Industry Research Systems, Inc. (SIRS) is a marketing research firm that specializes in insights for the retail industry. It offers Conusmer Service Industry companies tested, sales predictive tools to identify how to gain and maintain new and loyal customers.
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closed 1/16/2014 via Company Press Release

IntelliShop, LLC, acquired STAR Shops, Training And Results, Inc.

synopsis: IntelliShop, a leading provider of customer experience research solutions to companies, and organizations across North America, announced that it is expanding its business serving owners and management companies with the client acquisition of Shops, Training And Results, Inc., a nationwide mystery shop, training, and consulting company.
buyer: IntelliShop, LLC
IntelliShop is the industry leader for the highest level of service to their clients, and exceptional quality, accuracy and integrity in the work they do. They help their clients to evaluate, understand and improve their customers’ experiences. "
target parent: MAG Multifamily Ancillary Group
target: STAR Shops, Training And Results, Inc.
STAR (Shops, Training And Results) is a nationwide mystery shop, training, and consulting company, that is highly specialized in providing customized performance-based mystery shop evaluations, and training programs for multifamily housing, retail, restaurants, and hospitality industries.
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announced 10/16/2013 via Company Press Release

NPD Group, Inc., will acquire Leisure Trends Group

synopsis: The NPD Group, a global information company, has signed an agreement to acquire the retail sales tracking and consumer research businesses of Leisure Trends, the Boulder, CO-based leader in market research for the sports and recreation industries. The acquisition does not include Leisure Trends’ Customer Relationship Management (CRM) business.
buyer: NPD Group, Inc.
The NPD Group is the leading global provider of consumer and retail market research solutions for a wide range of industries. They offer consumer behavior and point-of-sale (POS) information and industry expertise across more industries than any other market research company. "
target: Leisure Trends Group
Leisure Trends Group tracks a vast amount of information in the resort, hospitality, outdoor recreation and sports industries. Their retail sale tracking gives access to retail sales intelligence in key specialty retailers, and their consumer research offers customized research programs.
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closed 9/4/2013 via BusinessWire

Information Resources, Inc., acquired Aztec

synopsis: Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), a global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and over-the-counter healthcare companies, announced it has acquired Aztec, a leading provider of market measurement and related services for consumer packaged goods (CPG), liquor and pharmaceutical manufacturers and retailers.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: Information Resources, Inc.
Information Resources, Inc. (IRi) delivers powerful market and shopper information, predictive analysis and foresight that leads to action. They go beyond the data to ignite extraordinary growth for their clients by pinpointing what matters and illuminating how it can impact their businesses. "
target parent: Dentsu Inc.
target: Aztec
Aztec provides scan-data services to consumer packaged goods retailers and manufacturers. Aztec offers computer-based information services and core offerings include data processing and reporting, leading-edge user friendly software, training and client service support.
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closed 9/4/2013 via

Worth Global Style Network, Ltd., acquired Mindset Communicaco e Marketing Ltda

synopsis: WGSN, the leading global trend forecasting service, has acquired Mindset Communicaco e Marketing Ltda, its marketing partner in the vibrant Latin American market. Mindset is an advisory agency dedicated to research and analysis of future and current consumer behavior.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Worth Global Style Network, Ltd.
WGSN (Worth Global Style Network, Ltd.) is the leading online trend-analysis and research service providing creative and business intelligence for the apparel, style, design and retail industries. "
target: Mindset Communicaco e Marketing Ltda
Mindset is an advisory agency dedicated to research and analysis of future and current consumer behavior. It works with many leading companies in Brazil and brings a loyal subscriber base and great relationships with major retailers, merchandisers and designers across the region.
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closed 7/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

BVA SAS, acquired Masters Consultants S.A.S.

synopsis: BVA, a leader in the marketing and opinion research industry has bought mystery shopper program provider Masters Consultants. The company is based in Montrouge, France.
buyer parent: Montefiore Investment
buyer: BVA SAS
BVA is a leader in the marketing and opinion research industry. It is the 4th largest research agency in France. BVA is a major market research and opinion, specializing in FMCG, Services (including transport and telecommunications), the opinion and health. "
target: Masters Consultants S.A.S.
Masters Consultants S.A.S., a market research company, offers mystery shopping surveys. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Montrouge, France.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 5/21/2013 via Company Press Release

ShopperTrak, acquired RapidBlue Solutions

synopsis: ShopperTrak, the world’s largest counter and analyzer of retail foot traffic, announced the acquisition of RapidBlue Solutions Oy, a leading European provider of retail data and analytics. RapidBlue uses radio frequency technology to collect shopper movement information.
buyer: ShopperTrak
ShopperTrak provides shopper-traffic counting technology and data analysis to the most respected names in retail. ShopperTrak is an integral business partner and trusted advisor to the industry, bringing innovative technology and business expertise to organizations throughout the world. "
target: RapidBlue Solutions
Based in Helsinki, RapidBlue uses radio frequency technology to collect shopper movement information. The company transforms the anonymous data into information and insights that retailers can use to manage the marketing, merchandising and operations of their businesses.
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