Like Richard Day Research Inc.

closed 11/7/2011 via BNC Analysis

Market Probe, acquired Richard Day Research Inc.

synopsis: Market Probe has announced the acquisition of Richard Day Research Inc. (RDR), a specialist in financial services and pharmaceutical research based in Evanston, IL. RDR employs a range of methods from quantitative surveys of clients and prospects, to internal analyses of customer databases.
buyer: Market Probe
Market Probe is a global market research firm providing full-service strategic guidance and business solutions to major international companies. It specializes in customer satisfaction, employee and brand stakeholder marketing research, with in-house facilities for field services by Web and phone. "
target: Richard Day Research Inc.
Richard Day Research Inc. is a specialist in financial services and pharmaceutical research based in Evanston, IL. Its specialties include advanced analytics, brand support, data collection, general public surveys, marketing effectiveness & win/loss, qualitative research, and more.
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closed 9/25/2020 via BusinessWire

W2O Group, acquired Elysia Group

synopsis: W2O, the leading independent provider of analytics-driven, technology-enabled marketing and communications solutions to the healthcare sector, announced it has acquired Elysia Group, a health economic and outcomes research (HEOR) consulting firm operating in the United States and Asia Pacific.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: W2O Group
W2O is an independent provider of analytics-driven, digital-first marketing and communications to the healthcare sector. W2O applies analytics models, methodologies and approaches in a digital world to design precise communications and marketing strategies to deliver sustained business results. "
target: Elysia Group
Elysia Group is a health economic and outcomes research consulting firm. Elysia provides pharmaceutical and medical device clients with innovative modeling approaches to health economic strategy and evidence development using data and analytics and real-world evidence.
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closed 8/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

Integrated Medhealth Communication, acquired Porterhouse Medical Group

synopsis: Porterhouse Medical Group is joining imc group with the support of Waterland Private Equity. Porterhouse Medical Group is a global strategic healthcare communications and insights research agency that provides scientific and medical expertise to the global pharmaceutical industry.
buyer parent: Waterland Private Equity Investments
buyer: Integrated Medhealth Communication
Founded in 2006, Integrated Medhealth Communication (IMC) provides healthcare communication and medical affairs support to over 50 pharmaceutical, biotech, vaccine, device, and diagnostic companies globally, including eight of the 20 largest drug companies in the world. "
target: Porterhouse Medical Group
Porterhouse Medical Group is a global strategic healthcare communications and insights research agency that provides scientific and medical expertise to the global pharmaceutical industry, with a focus on activities that have a beneficial and measurable impact on healthcare professionals.
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closed 11/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Pharmerit International merged with Open Health,

synopsis: OPEN Health, a leading multi-disciplinary health communications and market access group, has merged with Pharmerit International, LP, the largest independent global provider of health economics and outcomes research and strategic market access services to the pharmaceutical industry.
buyer parent: Amulet Capital Partners LP
buyer: Open Health
OPEN Health is a multi-disciplinary health communications and market access group, operating across three core business areas: Medical Communications; Patient and Brand Communications; and Value, Informatics and Evidence. "
target: Pharmerit International
Pharmerit International is a global, premier health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) consultancy with 20 years of experience supporting pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device organizations in HEOR and market access worldwide.
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closed 9/6/2018 via BusinessWire

Trinity Partners, acquired TGaS Advisors, LLC

synopsis: Global life sciences consulting firm Trinity Partners announced it has acquired TGaS® Advisors, the leading benchmarking and advisory services firm for commercial organizations in the life sciences industry. TGaS provides robust comparative intelligence and collaborative network membership services.
buyer parent: Parthenon Capital Partners
buyer: Trinity Partners
Trinity Partners provides state-of-the art approaches and solutions to the health care industry. They believe that accurate market assessments result from intensive data analysis and fact gathering. They believe that precise, targeted sales information gives clients a vital competitive edge. "
target: TGaS Advisors, LLC
TGaS Advisors is the leading benchmarking and advisory services firm for commercial organizations in the life sciences industry. TGaS provides robust comparative intelligence and collaborative network membership services.
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closed 7/25/2018 via Company Press Release

The WIRB-Copernicus Group, acquired KMR Group

synopsis: WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG), the leading provider of solutions to measurably improve the quality and efficiency of clinical research, has acquired KMR Group, a global leader in the provision and analysis of benchmarking and other data for the biopharmaceutical industry.
buyer parent: Arsenal Capital Partners
buyer: The WIRB-Copernicus Group
WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG) is the world's leading provider of solutions to measurably improve the quality and efficiency of clinical research. WCG enables biopharmaceutical companies, CROs and institutions to accelerate the delivery of new treatments and therapies to patients. "
target: KMR Group
KMR Group is a global leader in the provision and analysis of benchmarking and other data for the biopharmaceutical industry. KMR offers leading-edge data, products, and services in the form of reports and on-line tools that inform client strategy and productivity as well as day-to-day operations.
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closed 1/2/2018 via PR Newswire

ZS Associates, purchased BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: ZS announced it has acquired the assets of BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting from Nielsen. The BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting assets include launch product and direct-to-consumer forecasting tools and proprietary normative databases for pharmaceutical brands.
buyer: ZS Associates
ZS Associates is a global management consulting firm specializing in sales and marketing strategy, operations and execution. Founded in 1983, ZS has grown into a firm of 500 professionals delivering expertise across much of the sales and marketing spectrum. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
The BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting assets include launch product and direct-to-consumer forecasting tools and proprietary normative databases for pharmaceutical brands.
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closed 12/10/2014 via Company Press Release

Cello Group, acquired Promedica, Inc

synopsis: Cello Group plc, the healthcare and consumer strategic marketing group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Worldwide Promedica Inc. Promedica is a San Francisco based market research firm serving pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
buyer: Cello Group (CLLL:$204.91)
Cello is a leading global insight and strategic marketing group with a primary focus on the pharmaceutical and health sectors in addition to deep expertise in a range of other high margin sectors. "
target: Promedica, Inc
Promedica’s mission is to provide primary marketing research in the area of new product planning with an exclusive focus on healthcare, and a client-side perspective. Their ultimate goal is to optimize client's marketing research investment and contribute to company’s success.
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closed 11/20/2014 via Company Press Release

TGaS Advisors, LLC, acquired TGaS Advisors, LLC

synopsis: TGaS® Advisors, the premier provider of benchmarking and advisory services to the commercial operations organizations of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, has been acquired by Trientis Vitae, a newly-formed group led by TGaS founder Stephen Gerard and members of the senior management team. TGaS had been owned by ABRY Partners since 2010.
buyer parent: Geminin Investors, LLC
buyer: TGaS Advisors, LLC
Trientis Vitae is a newly-formed group led by TGaS founder Stephen Gerard and members of the senior management team. The buyout was sponsored by Gemini Investors which led a consortium of investors including Triangle Capital Corporation, Tregaron Capital Company and Salem Investment Partners. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: TGaS Advisors, LLC
TGaS Advisors offers unique benchmarking and advisory services for clients in Sales Operations, Marketing Sciences & Operations, PDMA Compliance, Internet and Relationship Marketing, Training & Development, Commercial Compliance, and other key areas relevant to pharma and biotech companies.
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closed 5/21/2013 via BusinessWire

Audax Group, acquired Chesapeake Research Review

synopsis: Audax Group announced it has completed the recapitalization of Chesapeake Research Review, Inc. Chesapeake is a leading provider of independent institutional review board (“IRB”) services to major pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies, universities, academic medical centers, and hospital systems.
buyer: Audax Group
Audax Group, founded in 1999, is a leading investor in lower-middle market companies. With offices in Boston and New York, Audax has over $5 billion in assets under management in its Private Equity, Mezzanine, and Senior Debt businesses. "
target: Chesapeake Research Review
Chesapeake Research Review, Inc. provides human research protections services. It offers institutional review board services & human research protections consultation, including strategic & operational, IRB consultation services; ethical, scientific & applied bioethics review, education & auditing.
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closed 6/25/2012 via PR Newswire

McCann Health, acquired Double Helix

synopsis: McCann Health announced the acquisition of Double Helix. Double Helix is a leading, global provider of Market Research and Market Access services to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Dr. Wayne Phillips, who founded and runs Double Helix, will continue as CEO of Double Helix, reporting to John Cahill, CEO of McCann Health.
buyer parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: McCann Health
Comprising the world's most connected health and wellness experts, McCann Health is the most awarded professional and consumer health communications network with the largest international expertise spanning 35 countries and 61 offices. "
target: Double Helix
Double Helix is an independent healthcare consultancy with headquarters in London and offices in the US and Singapore. Established in 1995, they have been providing pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device clients of all sizes with the knowledge to evolve their brands and businesses.
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closed 5/14/2012 via Market Wire

ImpactRx, Inc., acquired Source Healthcare Analytics, LLC

synopsis: Symphony Technology Group announced that it has acquired Source Healthcare Analytics, LLC. STG will combine Source Healthcare Analytics with ImpactRx to form Symphony Health Solutions, which will be focused on delivering high-value data, analytics, and technology based solutions for clients across life science manufacturers, payers, and providers.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: ImpactRx, Inc.
ImpactRx is the leading provider of consultative and analytically-based promotional effectiveness solutions to the healthcare industry. ImpactRx's ImpactData™ is the industry’s sole source of continuous-capture market promotion and physician treatment data. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Source Healthcare Analytics, LLC
Source Healthcare Analytics is a leading provider of information and analytics to the pharmaceutical, biotech and financial industries. The company's brands include Source®, ProMetis™ and inThought™.
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announced 3/8/2012 via PR Newswire

Diversified Agency Services, will acquire Medical Collective Intelligence Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Diversified Agency Services announced an agreement with ITOCHU Corporation and a number of venture capital funds to acquire a majority stake in Medical Collective Intelligence Co. Ltd., a highly respected Japanese online medical communications agency.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Diversified Agency Services
Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc., manages Omnicom's holdings in a variety of marketing disciplines. DAS includes more than 190 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations. "
target parent: Itochu Corporation
target: Medical Collective Intelligence Co. Ltd.
Medical Collective Intelligence Co. Ltd. ("MCI") is a highly respected and well-known Japanese online medical communications agency. Based in Tokyo, MCI operates a Marketing Research division and a Detailing Solutions division, both focused on the healthcare industry.
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closed 1/24/2012 via BusinessWire

IMS Health Incorporated, acquired PharmARC Analytic Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: IMS Health has acquired PharmARC, an India-based company specializing in commercial analytics and services for the life sciences industry. The acquisition adds significant scale to a world-class services delivery platform, strengthens IMS’s business process outsourcing capabilities.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: IMS Health Incorporated (NYSE:IQV:$10,412.00)
IMS Health is the leading provider of information services for the healthcare industry around the world. The company draws on its global technology infrastructure and unique combination of in-depth, analytics, and consulting platforms to help clients better understand the value of medicines. "
target: PharmARC Analytic Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
PharmARC is a leading provider of analytic solutions for the efficient commercialization of drugs and medical products. The firm’s analytics and services enable its life sciences customers to make informed decisions related to their sales and marketing strategies and implementation.
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announced 1/17/2012 via PR Newswire

Campbell Alliance Group, Inc., will purchase Promotional and Medical Audit Businesses from SDI Health LLC

synopsis: inVentiv Health, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain promotional and medical audit businesses of SDI Health, which IMS Health has committed to divest in connection with obtaining regulatory approval of its acquisition of SDI.
buyer parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: Campbell Alliance Group, Inc.
Campbell Alliance is the Consulting business segment of inVentiv Health, a leading global provider of best-in-class clinical, commercial, and consulting services to companies seeking to accelerate performance. "
seller parent: TPG Capital
seller: SDI Health LLC
SDI Health is a leading healthcare market insight and analytics firm. It provides the industry’s most comprehensive de-identified patient-level data to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies, enabling them to better understand the healthcare market.
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announced 11/4/2011 via BNC Analysis

LA-SER Alpha Group Sarl, will acquire Analytica International, Inc.

synopsis: Accentia Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the assets of its non-strategic business unit, Analytica International, Inc., a healthcare economics consulting firm to LA-SER, a London-based pharma research company.
buyer: LA-SER Alpha Group Sarl
LA-SER was founded in 2004, with a mission to bring cutting-edge scientific methodology to evaluate the real-world impact of medicines. Their goal is to find for whom and under which conditions of use the drugs will demonstrate best benefit to patients, with minimal harm. "
target parent: Accentia Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
target: Analytica International, Inc.
Analytica Group, Inc., a healthcare consultancy firm, provides pharmaceutical research and analysis solutions.
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closed 11/1/2011 via BNC Analysis

IMS Health Incorporated, acquired SDI Health LLC

synopsis: IMS Health has completed its acquisition of SDI, a leading healthcare market insight and analytics firm. It provides the industry’s most comprehensive de-identified patient-level data to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies, enabling them to better understand the healthcare market.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: IMS Health Incorporated (NYSE:IQV:$10,412.00)
IMS Health is the world’s leading provider of market intelligence to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. IMS offers leading-edge market intelligence products and services that are integral to clients’ day-to-day operations. "
target parent: LLR Partners
target: SDI Health LLC
SDI is a leading healthcare market insight and analytics firm. It provides the industry’s most comprehensive de-identified patient-level data to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies, enabling them to better understand the healthcare market.
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closed 10/6/2010 via Company Press Release

KnowledgePoint360 Group, LLC, acquired TGaS Advisors, LLC

synopsis: KnowledgePoint360 Group, a global leader in communications and information services for healthcare professionals, has acquired TGaS Advisors, LLC, the premier provider of benchmark-based advisory services to the pharma and biotech industry.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners
buyer: KnowledgePoint360 Group, LLC
KnowledgPoint360 provides a broad range of medical communications services, including medical education, publication support, live educational meetings, scientific content development, exhibit design, digital solutions, training, workflow and compliance solutions. "
target: TGaS Advisors, LLC
TGaS Advisors offers unique benchmarking and advisory services for clients in Sales Operations, Marketing Sciences & Operations, PDMA Compliance, Internet and Relationship Marketing, Training & Development, Commercial Compliance, and other key areas relevant to pharma and biotech companies.
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closed 8/2/2010 via BNC Analysis

United Drug plc, acquired InforMed Direct

synopsis: United Drug Plc, an Ireland-based healthcare services provider, has acquired the entire share capital of InforMed Direct Plc, a UK-based healthcare communications and market research agency, for a consideration of GBP11.4 million in cash.
buyer: United Drug plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
United Drug is a leading international healthcare services provider, employing 6,000 people in 35 businesses across Europe and the US. United Drug operates through 4 divisions. United Drug is a provider of services to pharmaceutical retailers and manufacturers. "
target: InforMed Direct
InforMed offers healthcare communications at every stage of the product lifecycle – from development and consultancy to tactical delivery. Its market research and business analysis division delivers quant and qual research, as well as forecasting and market simulation models.
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closed 1/19/2010 via PR Newswire

Decision Resources, Inc., acquired BioTrends Research Group, Inc.

synopsis: Decision Resources, Inc., one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on healthcare insights and analysis, announced that it acquired BioTrends Research Group, the leader in providing specialized, syndicated market research in clinically complex, small to mid-size pharmaceutical markets.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Decision Resources, Inc.
Decision Resources, Inc. is a world leader in research publications, advisory services and consulting designed to help clients shape strategy, allocate resources and master their chosen markets. Decision Resources consists of the medical technology business unit and the biopharma business unit. "
target: BioTrends Research Group, Inc.
BioTrends Research Group, Inc. provides syndicated and custom market research to pharmaceutical manufacturers competing in clinically evolving, specialty pharmaceutical markets.
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closed 11/7/2011 via BNC Analysis

Market Probe, acquired Richard Day Research Inc.

synopsis: Market Probe has announced the acquisition of Richard Day Research Inc. (RDR), a specialist in financial services and pharmaceutical research based in Evanston, IL. RDR employs a range of methods from quantitative surveys of clients and prospects, to internal analyses of customer databases.
buyer: Market Probe
Market Probe is a global market research firm providing full-service strategic guidance and business solutions to major international companies. It specializes in customer satisfaction, employee and brand stakeholder marketing research, with in-house facilities for field services by Web and phone. "
target: Richard Day Research Inc.
Richard Day Research Inc. is a specialist in financial services and pharmaceutical research based in Evanston, IL. Its specialties include advanced analytics, brand support, data collection, general public surveys, marketing effectiveness & win/loss, qualitative research, and more.
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closed 7/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

MRSS India, acquired Market Probe Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

synopsis: Majestic Research Services and Solutions Ltd has acquired 100% stake in Singapore-based market research company Market Probe Asia Pacific Pte Ltd from its US parent – Market Probe Inc. in an all cash deal.
buyer parent: Majestic MRSS
buyer: MRSS India
MRSS India is the largest independent Market Research Agency in India relying exhaustively on usage of technology for data acquisition thereby ensuring reliability, validity checks as also faster turnaround time. The research team of MRSS India has presence in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. "
target parent: Market Probe
target: Market Probe Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Market Probe Asia is a full service research agency with over 800 projects under its belt across public, private and government sectors. Research methodologies currently practiced by Market Probe Asia include web surveys, face to face interviews, street intercept, and dip stick polls among others.
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closed 11/7/2011 via BNC Analysis

Market Probe, acquired Richard Day Research Inc.

synopsis: Market Probe has announced the acquisition of Richard Day Research Inc. (RDR), a specialist in financial services and pharmaceutical research based in Evanston, IL. RDR employs a range of methods from quantitative surveys of clients and prospects, to internal analyses of customer databases.
buyer: Market Probe
Market Probe is a global market research firm providing full-service strategic guidance and business solutions to major international companies. It specializes in customer satisfaction, employee and brand stakeholder marketing research, with in-house facilities for field services by Web and phone. "
target: Richard Day Research Inc.
Richard Day Research Inc. is a specialist in financial services and pharmaceutical research based in Evanston, IL. Its specialties include advanced analytics, brand support, data collection, general public surveys, marketing effectiveness & win/loss, qualitative research, and more.
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closed 7/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

themission, acquired Innovationbubble

synopsis: Mission is pleased to announce the acquisition of Innovationbubble, the international psychological insights and behavioural solutions consultancy. Their award-winning approach investigates the reason for a customers’ and employees'​ behavior, providing businesses with the insight they need.
buyer: themission (AIM:TMMG:$221.24)
Mission is a technology-embraced marketing communications and advertising group delivering digital, brand, marketing, advertising and full service communications. themission employs more than 1,000 people across the UK, Asia and the US, and works with some of the world’s leading brands. "
target: Innovationbubble
Innovationbubble is the international psychological insights and behavioral solutions consultancy. Their award-winning approach investigates the reason for a customers’ and employees'​ behavior, providing businesses with the insight they need.
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announced 1/24/2019 via BusinessWire

UserTesting, will acquire UserMuse

synopsis: UserTesting, the leading on-demand Human Insight Platform, announced it has entered an agreement to acquire UserMuse, a market research service designed for businesses that target corporate customers and institutions.
buyer: UserTesting
UserTesting enables every organization to deliver the best customer experience powered by human insight. With UserTesting’s on-demand Human Insight Platform, companies across industries make accurate customer-first decisions at every level, at the speed business demands. "
target: UserMuse
UserMuse is a market research service designed for businesses that target corporate customers and institutions. UserMuse makes it easy for B2B tech companies and UX agencies to recruit user testers in their target niche. They are located in Alexandria, Virginia.
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announced 1/21/2015 via PR Web

TCELab LLC will be merged with AnalyticsWeek,

synopsis: AnalyticsWeek and TCELab announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement for AnalyticsWeek to commence a cash offer to acquire TCELab, a customer experience research company. AnalyticsWeek emerged as part of a massive community effort to build an ecosystem for big data analytics driven businesses and professionals.
buyer: AnalyticsWeek
AnalyticsWeek emerged as part of a massive community effort to build an ecosystem for big data analytics driven businesses and professionals. AnalyticsWeek service offering includes community events to spread awareness on analytics, cutting edge market research in data analytics and more. "
target: TCELab LLC
TCELab is reimagining the industry of CEM by standing at the intersection of big data and customer loyalty science. They are about creating and enhancing enterprise CEM programs, and ensuring they confidently drive business strategy decisions that focus resources on accelerated growth.
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closed 9/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

AnalitiQs, acquired No Ties

synopsis: AnalitiQs, a Dutch company that is specialized in predicting and explaining people’s behavior, has acquired No Ties, a Dutch company that supports market research agencies, companies and government institutions with field research.
buyer: AnalitiQs
AnalitiQs is a Dutch company that provides organizations with the insights they need to make better decisions through the clever use of data. They are specialized in predicting and explaining people’s behavior; people in the role of employee as well as in the role of customer. "
target: No Ties
No Ties is a Dutch company that supports market research agencies, companies and government institutions with field research. They use their Peil.nl database to conduct political and societal research and its inVotes platform to gather opinions on the quality of services/products of organizations.
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closed 12/5/2011 via Market Wire

Avatar International LLC, acquired HR Solutions International, Inc.

synopsis: Avatar International, a leading healthcare quality improvement firm, announced its acquisition of HR Solutions International, Inc., a human capital management consulting firm specializing in employee and physician engagement. The firm designs surveys and administers them primarily through email and web-based channels.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Avatar International LLC
Avatar International, a research and consulting company based in Orlando, Fla., specializes in Evidence Based Intelligent Surveys™ and Innovative Strategies™ to transform information into significant quality and efficiency of care improvement for the healthcare industry. "
target: HR Solutions International, Inc.
HR Solutions International designs surveys and administers them primarily through email and web-based channels. Customers access the data through an online reporting tool that provides detailed and customizable results as well as actionable recommendations.
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closed 9/6/2011 via BusinessWire

Maritz Research, Inc., acquired Imagin AG

synopsis: Maritz Research, one of the world’s largest marketing research firms, is acquiring the consultancy company Imagin AG, a German-based marketing research company specializing in stakeholder-feedback management. Imagin is one of the leading German consultancy companies for customer feedback management and CRM solutions.
buyer parent: Maritz, Inc.
buyer: Maritz Research, Inc.
As one of the world’s largest marketing research firms, Maritz Research, a unit of Maritz, helps many of today’s most successful companies improve performance through a deep understanding of their customers, employees and channel partners. "
target: Imagin AG
Imagin is one of the leading German consultancy companies for customer feedback management and CRM solutions. Its main focal points are the establishment of customer orientation within company strategies, increasing customer loyalty and satisfaction, as well as the customer value.
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announced 6/2/2011 via Company Press Release

Survey Sampling, Inc., will acquire Opinionology

synopsis: Survey Sampling International (SSI) and Opinionology announced that they have entered into an agreement to combine, pending regulatory approval, bringing together two of the world’s leading global providers of sampling, data collection and data analytic services.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Survey Sampling, Inc.
Survey Sampling, Inc. ("SSI") is the premier global provider of sampling, data collection and data analytic solutions for survey research. SSI reaches respondents in 72 countries via Internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed access offerings. "
target: Opinionology
Since 1987, Opinionology (formerly Western Wats) has helped market researchers worldwide gather opinions from consumers and professionals. The collected information is used by business and government to increase understanding and improve our world. Opinionology is a survey research company.
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closed 3/28/2011 via BusinessWire

Market Force Information, Inc., acquired Tell Us About Us Inc.

synopsis: Market Force Information, a leading customer intelligence solutions company, has acquired Tell Us About Us (TUAU), a leader in customer experience measurement and Canada’s largest customer intelligence solution provider. The addition of TUAU will bolster its Customer Intelligence suite with more in-depth customer feedback solutions and expertise.
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: Tell Us About Us Inc.
Tell Us About Us helps businesses strategically focus on customer and operational feedback as a critical success factor to drive long-term growth and profitability.
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closed 8/27/2010 via PR Newswire

The Dieringer Research Group, Inc., acquired Lein-Spiegelhoff, Inc.

synopsis: The Dieringer Research Group, Inc., a full service marketing research company located in Brookfield, Wisconsin, has acquired the customer base of Lein/Spiegelhoff, a field service research company also in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
buyer: The Dieringer Research Group, Inc.
Since 1974, The Dieringer Research Group (www.thedrg.com) has provided qualitative and quantitative marketing research and consulting services to companies from a wide range of industries, including: Healthcare, Insurance, Technology, Financial Services, Government, Utilities and Manufacturing. "
target: Lein-Spiegelhoff, Inc.
Lein-Spiegelhoff, Inc., has a reputation based on 35 years of experience with satisfied clients. Specialties include focus groups, individual interviews, phone surveys, product placements, central location testing, ethnographic studies, mock juries, taste tests, in home interviews and music tests.
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closed 6/24/2010 via BusinessWire

uSamp, acquired DMS Insights

synopsis: uSamp, one of the world’s fastest-growing online panel and technology companies, announced the acquisition from AOL of DMS Insights, also known as Digital Marketing Services, Inc., online research experts and inventors of the patented River Sample.
buyer: uSamp
uSamp, formerly United Sample Inc., is one of the world’s fastest growing online panel companies, providing survey panelists and technology for use in market research. Founded in 2008, uSamp has 90 team members worldwide and more than 2.0 million global market research panelists. "
target parent: AOL LLC
target: DMS Insights
Founded in 1995, DMS Insights is the inventor of River SampleTM and a leader in delivering high-quality online research. Leveraging its full-service heritage, DMS provides a level of research expertise unseen in other online sample providers.
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announced 5/6/2010 via BusinessWire

Corporate Executive Board, will acquire Iconoculture Inc.

synopsis: The Corporate Executive Board announced that it has a agreement to acquire Iconoculture. The combined organization will strengthen the Corporate Executive Board’s footprint in the marketing function and provide marketing professionals and brand executives with a comprehensive view of the trends and values that influence consumer behavior.
buyer: Corporate Executive Board (CEB:$938.58)
The Corporate Executive Board is the premier, network-based knowledge resource, providing the world's leading executives with the authoritative and timely guidance needed to excel in their roles, take decisive action and improve company performance. "
target: Iconoculture Inc.
Iconoculture, the leading global consumer research and advisory company, delivers the most comprehensive consumer insights — quickly and more cost effectively — to Fortune 1000 corporations and agencies.
price ($mm)
$9.00
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/26/2009 via BNC Analysis

Toluna plc, acquired Greenfield Online, Inc.

synopsis: Toluna, the online research panel, has acquired the majority of the assets of Greenfield Online from Microsoft. Greenfield Online, owner of Ciao Surveys, was acquired by Microsoft in 2008. The $40 million acquisition will make Toluna the largest global supplier of online market research data, with a global market share of over 11%.
buyer: Toluna plc
Toluna plc is a leading global online market research panel and survey technology company. Toluna offers market researchers access to the world's most highly profiled, responsive and rigorously maintained online panel for sample only and full service projects. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Greenfield Online, Inc.
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy; and helping companies better understand their customer.
price ($mm)
$40
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announced 4/20/2009 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: SurveyMonkey, the leading provider of online survey solutions, has announced that an investor group led by Spectrum Equity Investors and including Bain Capital Ventures has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority interest in the company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Bain Capital Ventures
Spectrum Equity Investors is one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most experienced private equity investors. They have investment professionals that have invested in more than 150 telecommunications, networking, information services, and media businesses. "
target: SurveyMonkey.com (NasdaqGS:SVMK:$276.92)
Founded in 1999, SurveyMonkey is a leading provider of online survey solutions. Every day, SurveyMonkey helps thousands of people gather the feedback they need to make more informed decisions. SurveyMonkey’s offices are located in Portland, Oregon.
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announced 2/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Alliance Data Systems Corporation, will acquire ICOM Information and Communications L.P.

synopsis: Alliance Data has reached an agreement to acquire ICOM Information and Communication Inc. (ICOM), a leading provider of targeted list, marketing data and communication solutions for the direct response, consumer packaged goods (CPG) and over-the-counter pharmaceutical industries in North America.
buyer: Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS:$7,709.50)
Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, managing over 105 million consumer relationships for some of North America's most recognizable companies. "
target: ICOM Information and Communications L.P.
ICOM is a top provider of high quality consumer response lists, data, communications products & analytic services. ICOM’s consumer surveys capture the purchase behaviors and intentions, health conditions, lifestyles, hobbies, interests, product ownership & demographics of North American households.
price ($mm)
$31
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announced 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Beyond Commerce, Inc., will acquire E.G. Insight

synopsis: Beyond Commerce, Inc., a provider of B2B internet marketing analytics, technologies, and services, will acquire all of the equity of E.G. Insight, Inc., a St. Paul, Minnesota based customer and provider of employee data analytics. Beyond Commerce will incorporate E.G. Insights offerings with its solutions to cross-sell to customers.
buyer: Beyond Commerce, Inc. (OTCPK:BYOC:$5.83)
Beyond Commerce is focused on the acquisition of big data companies in global B2B internet marketing analytics, technologies, and services. The company develops and deploys disruptive strategic software technology that builds on organic growth potential and exploits cross-selling opportunities. "
target: E.G. Insight
E.G. Insight helps organizations gather actionable feedback through employee data analytics, guiding leaders to confident business decisions that drive success. E.G. Insight's offerings include The Customer Review process, Employee Surveys, Market Studies, Talk2 Employee Interviews, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/14/2017 via BusinessWire

SurveyVitals, Inc., acquired Novaetus, Inc.

synopsis: SurveyVitals, Inc., a healthcare analytics company specializing in patient satisfaction surveys, announced it has acquired Novaetus, Inc., an administrator of CMS-certified "Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems” (CAHPS) surveys.
buyer: SurveyVitals, Inc.
SurveyVitals inspires positive change in healthcare by providing real-time, actionable patient feedback to providers and organizations through innovative technology. SurveyVitals provides intuitive, in-depth reporting via online client portals and a benchmark of over 5 million completed surveys. "
target: Novaetus, Inc.
Novaetus, Inc. is an administrator of CMS-certified "Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems” (CAHPS) surveys. Novaetus was founded in 2004 as a marketing and consulting company initially working with a small, select group of clients.
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closed 3/19/2020 via BusinessWire

UserTesting, acquired Teston

synopsis: UserTesting, the leading provider for on-demand human insights, has acquired Teston, a European provider of multilingual experience testing for fast customer feedback. Getting customer feedback is critical for businesses of any size, and Teston has built its feedback solution with a focus on multi-language support from the ground up.
buyer: UserTesting
UserTesting enables every organization to deliver the best customer experience powered by human insight. With UserTesting’s on-demand Human Insight Platform, companies across industries make accurate customer-first decisions at every level, at the speed business demands. "
target: Teston
Teston is a European provider of multilingual experience testing for fast customer feedback. Getting customer feedback is critical for businesses of any size, anywhere around the world–and Teston has built its feedback solution with a focus on multi-language support from the ground up.
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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.
price ($mm)
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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)
$13
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
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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