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closed 10/30/2014 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Affinnova, Inc.

synopsis: Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, has recently completed its acquisition of Affinnova, an international media and marketing research firm. Affinnova is the technology platform of choice for companies seeking to dramatically improve their innovation and marketing success rates.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
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: Affinnova, Inc.
Affinnova is the technology platform of choice for companies seeking to dramatically improve their innovation and marketing success rates. Affinnova’s optimization algorithms, predictive analytics and insights allow marketers to explore a wider breadth of advertising and design ideas.
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closed 7/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Gree, Inc., acquired Quant Corporation

synopsis: Gree, Inc., a technology company in the mobile games, advertising, and investment businesses, has acquired Quant, Inc., a digital marketing agency that provides marketing systems, digital marketing support, and media analysis.
buyer: Gree, Inc. (TSE:3632:$703.90)
Based in Japan, GREE, Inc. started as a social networking service with the world's first mobile social game. They have expanded their business as a technology company in mobile games, media, advertising, and investment businesses. "
target parent: Lancers, Inc.
target: Quant Corporation
Based in Japan, Quant, Inc. is a digital marketing agency that provides marketing systems, digital marketing support, and media analysis. Quant believes that technology helps transform social structure and brings out different possibilities.
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closed 1/10/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Claritas, Inc., acquired Geoscape International

synopsis: Claritas, a leading provider of consumer segmentation analysis and tools for improving marketing performance, acquired Miami-based Geoscape International Inc., experts in multicultural business intelligence. Geoscape provides automated intelligence systems, unique data products, research and analytic services for companies.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Claritas, Inc.
Founded in 1971, Claritas is a provider of consumer segmentation analysis for marketers. Claritas’ proprietary segmentation algorithm and differentiated access to data sources provide unique insights to businesses regarding their marketplace and consumers. "
target: Geoscape International
Geoscape provides automated intelligence systems, unique data products, research and analytic services for companies seeking to accelerate growth by tapping into the growth of new mainstream consumers in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
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closed 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

IQS Online Sp. z o.o., acquired MRevolution sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Polish market research company IQS has acquired MRevolution, a specialist insight community provider. Launched in 2012, Warsaw-based MRevolution sets up panels to assist with both qual and quant research. The company is a Vision Critical certified partner, and provides its clients with assistance in setting up their own communities.
buyer parent: Mediacap SA
buyer: IQS Online Sp. z o.o.
IQS is a leading online market research firm in Poland. IQS combines advanced technologies with knowledge of consumer behavior in the real world. IQS offers an extensive portfolio of research products and methods of implementation of research, both qualitative and quantitative. "
target: MRevolution sp. z o.o.
Warsaw-based MRevolution sets up panels to assist with both qual and quant research. The company is a Vision Critical certified partner, and provides its clients with assistance in setting up their own communities, while offering community management, project management and system training services.
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closed 8/1/2018 via Company Press Release

DBM Consultants merged with Illuminera,

synopsis: DBM Consultants, Australia’s leading provider of insights based consulting for the financial services industry, has merged with Illuminera, a specialist data-empowered consultancy, focused primarily on the pharmaceuticals and consumer goods sectors in Asia.
buyer: Illuminera
Illuminera was founded as a market research agency in 2007 and has evolved to become a specialist data-empowered consultancy, focused primarily on the pharmaceuticals and consumer goods sectors in Asia. "
target: DBM Consultants
DBM Consultants provide evidence based insights to support decisions on pricing, priority target marketing, new product development, customer experience initiatives, branding and advertising.
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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 5/21/2013 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 7/3/2019 via BusinessWire

LiveRamp, acquired Data Plus Math

synopsis: LiveRamp, the trusted platform that makes data accessible and meaningful, has completed the acquisition of Data Plus Math, a media measurement company that works with brands, agencies, cable operators, streaming TV services, and networks to tie cross-screen ad exposure with real-world outcomes.
buyer: LiveRamp (NYSE:RAMP:$380.57)
LiveRamp provides the identity platform leveraged by brands and their partners to deliver innovative products and exceptional experiences. LiveRamp IdentityLink connects people, data, and devices across the digital and physical world. "
target: Data Plus Math
Data Plus Math is a media measurement company that works with brands, agencies, cable operators, streaming TV services, and networks to tie cross-screen ad exposure with real-world outcomes.
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closed 8/14/2017 via BusinessWire

MarketCast, acquired Fizziology

synopsis: MarketCast, LLC, the preeminent provider of strategic insights and data analytics to marketers and researchers in the global entertainment industry, announced that it has acquired Fizziology LLC, a leading social insights and analytics company in the media and entertainment space.
buyer parent: Kohlberg & Company, LLC
buyer: MarketCast
MarketCast is a leading provider of marketing research services and data analytics for the global entertainment industry. MarketCast works in collaboration with marketers and researchers across the entertainment spectrum in the development and execution of their marketing strategies. "
target: Fizziology
Fizziology is an insights and analytics company that uses social media to better understand audiences. It has developed products and services tailored to the needs of the global media and entertainment industry, including casting analysis, marketing performance measurement, and fan identification.
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closed 11/16/2016 via BusinessWire

Verint Systems Inc., acquired OpinionLab Inc.

synopsis: Verint Systems Inc., a global leader in Actionable Intelligence, announced that it has extended its Customer Engagement Optimization™ portfolio through its acquisition of OpinionLab®, a leader in continuous voice of the customer listening solutions that drive smarter, real-time digital engagement.
buyer: Verint Systems Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRNT:$1,255.80)
Verint® is a global leader in Actionable Intelligence®, which has become a necessity in a dynamic world of massive information growth. Verint solutions enable decision makers to anticipate, respond and take action, and make more informed, effective and timely decisions. "
target: OpinionLab Inc.
Founded in 1998, OpinionLab is a leader in continuous voice of the customer listening solutions that drive smarter, real-time digital engagement. OpinionLab solutions are used by world-leading brands to optimize web and mobile customer experiences and engagement.
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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 2/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Savanta, acquired Future Thinking

synopsis: Savanta has acquired the UK division of Future Thinking, a global data driven intelligence company that combines research with data science to produce actionable insight for clients, including Unilever, British Gas and LEGO.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Savanta
Based in London, Savanta's offerings include: data collection and analysis – with access to 100m respondents through its proprietary technology platform; bespoke research and consulting – consisting of tailored tools structured in industry and methodology practices; and intelligence products. "
target: Future Thinking
Future Thinking is a leading market research and data analytics company, renowned for helping clients maximize sales, revenue and profit, through a combination of qualitative and quantitative research; often analysed through the lens of data science and behavioral economics.
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closed 2/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Kantar Group, acquired Colmar Brunton Pty Limited

synopsis: Research and consulting company Kantar has acquired fellow research company Colmar Brunton in its first move since it was spun off from WPP. As part of the acquisition, Colmar Brunton, which specialises in sensory, customer and governmental research, will be fully integrated into Kantar and the brand retired in Australia. 
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: The Kantar Group
Kantar is home to some of the world's leading research, data and insights brands. They offer market research into the way people live, shop, vote, watch and tweet – in over a hundred countries worldwide. "
target: Colmar Brunton Pty Limited
Colmar Brunton is New Zealand's best known insights and market research agency. Colmar Brunton specialises in sensory, customer and governmental research, and operates from offices in Auckland and New Zealand.
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closed 11/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Bastion Collective, acquired dogsbollocks5

synopsis: Bastion Collective, the largest independent communications group in Australia, has acquired db5 (Dogsbollocks5), a consumer insights and strategy consultancy specializing in quantitative and qualitative research, brand strategy, innovation and communications.
buyer: Bastion Collective
Bastion Collective is a unique group of leading marketing and communications businesses that offer a powerful mix of expertise. "
target: dogsbollocks5
Dogsbollocks5 (db5) is a consumer insights and strategy consultancy specializing in quantitative and qualitative research, brand strategy, innovation and communications. At their core they believe the right data (big or otherwise) and insights are the key to transforming brands and businesses.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Blue Field Agency, acquired Totta Data Lab and Totta Research

synopsis: Blue Field Agency, a Dutch marketing firm, has acquired Totta Data Lab and Totta Research from Totta Group, a Dutch Holding company. Totta Data Lab is a Dutch data science scale-up specialized in AI, Voice & machine learning. Totta Research is a Dutch marketing research company that helps customers with determining the behavior of their audiences.
buyer: Blue Field Agency
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Bluefield collects data and turns it into information for actionable business insights. It takes data analyses to the next level by combining hard kpi-driven marketing data with soft(er) marketing research data towards the effects on business performance. "
target parent: Totta Group NV
target: Totta Data Lab and Totta Research
Totta Data Lab is a Dutch data science scale-up specialized in AI, Voice & machine learning techniques. Totta Research is a Dutch marketing research company that helps customers with determining the behavior of their audiences. The companies belong to Totta Group, a Dutch Holding company.
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closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Savanta, acquired Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc.

synopsis: Savanta, the global intelligence business, has acquired Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc. (HSR Associates), the New Jersey-based marketing research consultancy. Founded in 1975, HSR Associates has a reputation as one of the premier boutique research agencies, providing custom strategic research services to corporations across the US.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Savanta
Based in London, Savanta's offerings include: data collection and analysis – with access to 100m respondents through its proprietary technology platform; bespoke research and consulting – consisting of tailored tools structured in industry and methodology practices; and intelligence products. "
target: Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc.
Founded in 1975, boutique research agency Hase/Schannen Research Associates (HSR Associates) offers custom strategic research services to corporations across a variety of industries in the US and abroad. HSR Associates is a full-service market research firm of just the right size.
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announced 7/8/2019 via PR Newswire

LAC Group, will acquire ShiftCentral

synopsis: LAC Group has agreed to acquire ShiftCentral, a premiere market and competitive intelligence agency specializing in delivering highly-customized, analyst-driven insights and analysis for clients in the professional services, healthcare, financial services, technology and public sectors across the USA, Canada and UK.
buyer: LAC Group
Los Angeles-headquartered LAC Group provides critical knowledge and information management solutions such as competitive intelligence, research services, preservation and archival services, spend and cost management as well as knowledge management services for Fortune 500 companies. "
target: ShiftCentral
ShiftCentral is a premiere market and competitive intelligence agency specializing in delivering highly-customized, analyst-driven insights and analysis for clients in the professional services, healthcare, financial services, technology and public sectors across the USA, Canada and the UK.
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closed 3/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Macromill, Inc., acquired W&S Group

synopsis: Macromill, Inc., global marketing research company, has acquired acquired a 51% stake in W&S Group, an online and offline marketing research business in Southeast Asia. W&S Group conducts 2,000 research projects each year and continuously collects consumer insights to provide essential data for the development of their client's business.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Macromill, Inc. (TSE:3978:$388.99)
Based in Japan, Macromill is a rapidly growing global market research and digital marketing solutions provider. They bring together the collective power of their specialist companies to provide innovative data and insights that drive clients' smarter decisions. "
target: W&S Group
W&S Group is an online and offline marketing research business in Southeast Asia. W&S Group conducts 2,000 research projects each year and continuously collects consumer insights to provide essential data for the development of their client's business.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

BVA Group, acquired Doxa S.p.A

synopsis: BVA Group, a market research agency in France, has acquired Doxa, an Italian market research and opinion poll business. Doxa has a team of over 140 professionals dedicated to data collection, analysis, and interpretation. They offer a network of 1,000 interviewers, 5,000 mystery shoppers, and a mobile community of 10,000 active digital consumers.
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: Doxa S.p.A
Doxa is an Italian market research and opinion poll business. Doxa has a team of over 140 professionals dedicated to data collection, analysis, and interpretation. They offer a network of over 1,000 interviewers, 5,000 mystery shoppers, and a mobile community of 10,000 active digital consumers.
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closed 7/16/2018 via PR Newswire

Illumination Research merged with Radius Global Market Research,

synopsis: Leading global market research firm Radius Global Market Research announced it is merging with Illumination Research, expanding the combined firm's qualitative and quantitative research offerings. Illumination Research has developed new ways of uncovering and understanding human behaviors via qualitative research.
buyer: Radius Global Market Research
Radius Global Market Research is one of the largest independent market research companies based in the U.S. The company provides unique insights, effective processes and unmatched experience resulting in proven return on investment for leading global marketers. "
target: Illumination Research
Founded in 2005 by Karri Bass and Jeff Bass, Illumination Research has earned a reputation for its innovative approaches, including developing new ways of uncovering and understanding human behaviors via qualitative research.
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closed 10/30/2014 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Affinnova, Inc.

synopsis: Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, has recently completed its acquisition of Affinnova, an international media and marketing research firm. Affinnova is the technology platform of choice for companies seeking to dramatically improve their innovation and marketing success rates.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
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: Affinnova, Inc.
Affinnova is the technology platform of choice for companies seeking to dramatically improve their innovation and marketing success rates. Affinnova’s optimization algorithms, predictive analytics and insights allow marketers to explore a wider breadth of advertising and design ideas.
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closed 7/23/2020 via PR Newswire

Talkwalker Inc., acquired Nielsen Social

synopsis: Talkwalker, a social listening and analytics company, has acquired Nielsen Social from The Nielsen Company, a global measurement and data analytics company. Nielsen Social is a provider of social measurement and audience insights software. Their platform and API enables users to analyze social media feeds and engage their fans in real time.
buyer parent: Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: Talkwalker Inc.
Talkwalker is a social listening and analytics company that empowers brands and agencies to optimize the impact of their communication efforts. Talkwalker's social media analytics platform uses AI to monitor and analyze online conversations across social networks, news websites, blogs and forums. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: Nielsen Social
Nielsen Social is a provider of social measurement and audience insights software. Nielsen Social provides solutions for TV networks, agencies and advertisers. Their Social Content Ratings platform and API enables social media teams to analyze social media feeds and engage their fans in real time.
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closed 2/12/2020 via Company Press Release

SD Worx VZW, acquired Pointlogic

synopsis: Belgian HR service provider SD Worx has acquired Pointlogic HR, a supplier of innovative software for reward and management solutions and associated consulting services in the Netherlands and Belgium. Pointlogic HR's Inspire Reward Communication platform allows employees to see the value of their total pay package as well as any fringe benefits.
buyer: SD Worx VZW
Belgium-based SD Worx is a supplier of people solutions, enabling organisations to use HR to deliver added value to their businesses. SD Worx is the co-founder of the Payroll Services Alliance, a global strategic network of payroll companies that together handle 32 million payroll calculations. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: Pointlogic
Netherlands-based Pointlogic HR helps organisations in the field of reward management solutions. The company helps its clients with cloud-based solutions that provide real added value for both individuals and organisations.
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closed 1/15/2020 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Precima

synopsis: Nielsen Global Connect acquired Precima®, an industry-leading, SaaS-based provider of powerful retail and customer data applications and analytics, from Alliance Data Systems Corp. Precima’s industry-leading Transaction Log (TLog) and Loyalty/Customer Relationship Management (CRM) data platform has been a foundational resource for global companies.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
target: Precima
Precima® is a global retail strategy and analytics company that provides tailored, data-driven solutions to drive sales, boost profitability, and build customer loyalty. Precima’s head office is located in Toronto, Canada, with global offices in The Netherlands, Chicago, U.S., and London, U.K.
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announced 2/13/2019 via Wall Street Journal

The Nielsen Company, Inc., will acquire Sorenson Media Inc.

synopsis: Data analytics company Nielsen Co. is the winning bidder for the assets of bankrupt television data provider Sorenson Media Inc. Sorenson Media's technology provides networks, broadcasters and advertisers with a complete toolkit to enable, enhance and improve the TV advertising viewing experience.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target: Sorenson Media Inc.
Sorenson Media provides trusted solutions to the television industry and is an innovator in driving the future of television advertising. Their technology provides networks, broadcasters and advertisers with a complete toolkit to enable, enhance and improve the TV advertising viewing experience.
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closed 9/5/2018 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired SuperData Research

synopsis: Nielsen Holdings plc, a global measurement and data analytics company, announced it has completed its acquisition of SuperData Research, a leading provider of market intelligence on digital games, gaming video content and virtual/augmented reality across mobile, PC online, console and other digital platforms.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target: SuperData Research
SuperData offers quantitative and qualitative insights on free-to-play games, digital console, mobile, PC downloadable content, streaming media and gaming video content, esports, and virtual reality. SuperData helps its customers understand what people play, connect to, watch, and spend on.
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Landsberry & James

synopsis: Global measurement company, Nielsen, has acquired Landsberry & James (L&J), a leading media analysis and software company in Sydney, Australia. L&J designs, develops and markets software across the entire media analytics, planning, buying and post analysis process for television, digital, radio, advertising expenditure and advertising creatives.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target: Landsberry & James
Landsberry & James is an international provider of industry leading advertising, media and trading solutions for media owners, media/creative agencies, advertisers and broadcast management systems. Landsberry & James’ products outclass competitors, maximise client opportunities and deliver ROI.
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announced 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., will acquire Ebit

synopsis: AC Nielsen, a subsidiary of Nielsen Group in Brazil, will acquire the e-commerce analysis business, Ebit, from the Naspers Group's Buscapé Company. Ebit, a Brazilian company, helps users check out the reputation of virtual stores. Ebit acts as an online shopping consultant, publishing the certification of virtual stores on its website.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: Ebit
Ebit, a Brazilian company, helps users check out the reputation of virtual stores. Ebit acts as an online shopping consultant, publishing the certification of virtual stores on its website, ebit.com.br. Ebit also conducts surveys of its customers' experience when they purchases at these stores.
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announced 2/14/2018 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., will purchase Advertising Intelligence Division from Ebiquity plc

synopsis: Ebiquity has entered into an agreement to sell their Advertising Intelligence business to Nielsen. The business comprises Ebiquity's Portfolio advertising monitoring platform, ePublisher validation and verification platform and communications insight services operating in Australia, Germany, the UK and the US.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
seller: Ebiquity plc (AIM:EBQ:$90.17)
Ebiquity's Advertising Intelligence business is comprised of the Ebiquity Portfolio advertising monitoring platform, the ePublisher validation and verification platform and communications insight services operating in Australia, Germany, the UK and the US.
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closed 1/8/2018 via Company Press Release

Phoenix Marketing International, purchased TV Brand Effect assets from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: Global Advertising and Brand Specialist Phoenix Marketing International (PMI) announced the acquisition of Nielsen’s TV Brand Effect (TVBE) assets, which provide resonance tracking capabilities to measure memorability and quality of advertising campaigns as a way to improve ROI.
buyer: Phoenix Marketing International
Phoenix Marketing International is a global marketing services firm with a major specialization in the ad and brand performance measurement space. Phoenix helps clients improve their Brand and Communications, create and refine their products and services, and optimize Customer Experience. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
Nielsen’s TV Brand Effect (TVBE) assets provide resonance tracking capabilities to measure memorability and quality of advertising campaigns as a way to improve ROI. TV Brand Effect also has the ability to track and optimize media weight and program placement.
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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 10/5/2017 via BusinessWire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Visual IQ, Inc.

synopsis: Nielsen Holdings plc, a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy, has completed its acquisition of Visual IQ, a leading independent provider of Multi-Touch Attribution (MTA) modeling of advertising on digital platforms that helps improve ROI for brand marketers.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target: Visual IQ, Inc.
Visual IQ is the world’s leading marketing intelligence software provider. Leveraging its rich history of marketing attribution expertise, the company provides a single platform for analyzing consumer profiles in combination with tactical marketing performance across all channels and devices.
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closed 8/3/2017 via PR Newswire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired vBrand

synopsis: Nielsen, a global performance management company, announced it has acquired vBrand, an Israel-based technology startup that has developed a machine learning-enabled platform to measure brand exposure and impact in sports programming.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target: vBrand
vBrand is an Israel-based technology startup that has developed a machine learning-enabled platform to measure brand exposure and impact in sports programming.
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closed 7/14/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, purchased TV Pilot Testing Assets from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, a registered investment advisory company, announced its acquisition of certain assets from Nielsen related to television pilot products and services, including pilot testing services and the promotional testing and consumer tracking of those pilots.
buyer: Stagwell Group
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, Fueled By Ramen, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
The acquisition includes certain assets from Nielsen related to television pilot products and services, including pilot testing services and the promotional testing and consumer tracking of those pilots.
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closed 6/14/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, purchased Select Mobile Research Assets from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, a registered investment advisory company, announced its fund, Stagwell Media LLC, has acquired certain mobile research assets from Nielsen, specifically the Mobile Insights Survey and the Total Communication Survey.
buyer: Stagwell Group
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
The acquisition includes mobile research assets from Nielsen, specifically the Mobile Insights Survey and the Total Communication Survey. Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy.
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closed 2/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Rhiza

synopsis: Global data firm Nielsen Holdings is acquiring Rhiza Inc., a Shadyside-based company that provides media and consumer analytics software. Rhiza’s web-based advertising research and sales tools make Big Data actionable for the media industry, increasing revenue for both media companies and advertisers.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target: Rhiza
Rhiza’s web-based advertising research and sales tools make Big Data actionable for the media industry, increasing revenue for both media companies and advertisers. Media publishers use Rhiza to arm their salespeople with better tools for selling premium advertising.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/23/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, acquired The Harris Poll

synopsis: The Stagwell Group announced its fund, Stagwell Media LLC, has acquired certain custom research assets from Nielsen, including the Harris Poll. As part of the transition, Harris will relaunch as Harris Insights & Analytics. The Harris Poll brand remains unchanged. The Harris Poll reflects Americans' opinions on a wide range of topics.
buyer: Stagwell Group
The Stagwell Group LLC is a registered investment advisory company formed by Mark Penn who serves as the Managing Partner of Stagwell Media LLC, a private equity fund. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: The Harris Poll (HPOL:$140.32)
Harris Polls have become media staples around the world. Frequent polls tap into a representative sample of Americans of all ages, genders, income and ethnic backgrounds. The Harris Poll reflects Americans' opinions on a wide range of topics.
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closed 1/20/2017 via PR Web

NPD Group, Inc., purchased U.S. Market Information and Research Services for Book Industry from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: The NPD Group, a market research company, has acquired Nielsen’s U.S. market information and research services for the book industry. The acquisition includes: U.S.-based BookScan, PubTrack™ Digital, PubTrack™ Higher Education, PubTrack™ Christian, Books & Consumers™, PubEasy®, and PubNet®.
buyer: NPD Group, Inc.
The world’s most successful brands turn to NPD Group for unmatched information and insight that gives them a winning business advantage. NPD combines consumer and retail point-of-sale data with analytic solutions to interpret today’s market trends, while anticipating tomorrow’s. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
The acquisition includes Nielsen’s U.S. market information and research services for the book industry. That includes U.S.-based BookScan, PubTrack™ Digital, PubTrack™ Higher Education, PubTrack™ Christian, Books & Consumers™, PubEasy®, and PubNet®.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/20/2017 via BusinessWire

Market Track, purchased Canada’s Ad Intel Service from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: Market Track, the leader in advertising, eCommerce, brand protection & promotional intelligence solutions, has acquired assets of Nielsen Canada’s Ad Intelligence Service. The acquisition positions Market Track to offer the comprehensive view of the media landscape to Canadian clients, allowing clients to optimize their advertising strategy.
buyer parent: Aurora Capital Group
buyer: Market Track
Market Track is the leading provider of subscription-based advertising, promotions, eCommerce and pricing intelligence solutions in North America. Market Track provides the most comprehensive coverage of key media channels through its monitoring of multi-channel trade and promotional advertising. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
Nielsen Canada’s Ad Intelligence Service (AIS) provides clients with actionable data to compare activity across media categories, allowing clients to tap into historical data. Nielsen is a global performance management firm that provides a detailed understanding of what consumers watch and buy.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/5/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Carlyle Group, acquired Claritas, Inc.

synopsis: Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group, in partnership with the Indian Hill Group, has acquired Claritas from Nielsen. Claritas is focused on consumer segmentation insights. Claritas’ segmentation methodology and core product, PRIZM, is relied on by marketers, academics, media organizations and other marketing data providers.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$1,544.30)
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $169 billion of assets under management across 125 funds and 177 fund of funds vehicles as of September 30, 2016. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: Claritas, Inc.
Founded in 1971, Claritas is a provider of consumer segmentation analysis for marketers. Claritas’ proprietary segmentation algorithm and differentiated access to data sources provide unique insights to businesses regarding their marketplace and consumers.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/1/2017 via PR Newswire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Gracenote, Inc.

synopsis: Nielsen announced it has completed its acquisition of Gracenote, the industry's leading media and entertainment metadata provider. Gracenote's global database and technology solutions include multichannel video programming distributors, smart televisions, streaming music services, connected devices, media players and in-car infotainment systems.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target parent: Tribune Media Company
target: Gracenote, Inc.
Gracenote, Inc., provides music and video content and technologies to the world's hottest entertainment products and brands. Gracenote is the industry standard for music and video recognition and is supported by the largest source of music and video metadata.
price ($mm)
$560
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closed 10/30/2014 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Affinnova, Inc.

synopsis: Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, has recently completed its acquisition of Affinnova, an international media and marketing research firm. Affinnova is the technology platform of choice for companies seeking to dramatically improve their innovation and marketing success rates.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
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: Affinnova, Inc.
Affinnova is the technology platform of choice for companies seeking to dramatically improve their innovation and marketing success rates. Affinnova’s optimization algorithms, predictive analytics and insights allow marketers to explore a wider breadth of advertising and design ideas.
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closed 2/4/2020 via Company Press Release

Ipsos S.A, purchased Mystery Shopping Business from MaritzCX

synopsis: Ipsos is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Mystery Shopping business of the Maritz group, one of the largest mystery shopping service providers in North America. Staffed by over 150 employees, Maritz’s Mystery Shopping business has been operating for over 35 years, mostly in North America.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,038.49)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is the third largest market research company in the world, present in 90 markets and employing more than 18,000 people. Their 75 business solutions are based on primary data coming from our surveys, social media monitoring, and qualitative or observational techniques. "
seller: MaritzCX
The acquisition includes the Mystery Shopping business of the Maritz group, one of the largest mystery shopping service providers in North America. Staffed by over 150 employees, Maritz’s Mystery Shopping business has been operating for over 35 years, mostly in North America.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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:$2,038.49)
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 12/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

YouGov plc, acquired Galaxy Research Pty Ltd

synopsis: YouGov Plc, an international market research and data analytics group, has acquired Galaxy Research Pty Ltd, an independent Australian marketing research and strategy planning consultancy. Galaxy Research works with various industries, including consumer goods, PR, service industries, healthcare, not for profit, and government agencies.
buyer: YouGov plc (AIM:YOU:$147.66)
YouGov is an international, full-service research company primarily using online panels to provide quantitative and qualitative research across a range of industries, including consumer products, financial services, public sector, technology and telecom and media. "
target: Galaxy Research Pty Ltd
Galaxy Research is an Australian marketing research and strategy planning consultancy with the skills and infrastructure to conduct a wide variety of projects in Australia and overseas. Galaxy Research works with various industries, including consumer goods, PR, healthcare, not for profit, and more.
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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.
price ($mm)
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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 8/14/2017 via BusinessWire

MarketCast, acquired Fizziology

synopsis: MarketCast, LLC, the preeminent provider of strategic insights and data analytics to marketers and researchers in the global entertainment industry, announced that it has acquired Fizziology LLC, a leading social insights and analytics company in the media and entertainment space.
buyer parent: Kohlberg & Company, LLC
buyer: MarketCast
MarketCast is a leading provider of marketing research services and data analytics for the global entertainment industry. MarketCast works in collaboration with marketers and researchers across the entertainment spectrum in the development and execution of their marketing strategies. "
target: Fizziology
Fizziology is an insights and analytics company that uses social media to better understand audiences. It has developed products and services tailored to the needs of the global media and entertainment industry, including casting analysis, marketing performance measurement, and fan identification.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/20/2017 via BusinessWire

Market Track, purchased Canada’s Ad Intel Service from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: Market Track, the leader in advertising, eCommerce, brand protection & promotional intelligence solutions, has acquired assets of Nielsen Canada’s Ad Intelligence Service. The acquisition positions Market Track to offer the comprehensive view of the media landscape to Canadian clients, allowing clients to optimize their advertising strategy.
buyer parent: Aurora Capital Group
buyer: Market Track
Market Track is the leading provider of subscription-based advertising, promotions, eCommerce and pricing intelligence solutions in North America. Market Track provides the most comprehensive coverage of key media channels through its monitoring of multi-channel trade and promotional advertising. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
Nielsen Canada’s Ad Intelligence Service (AIS) provides clients with actionable data to compare activity across media categories, allowing clients to tap into historical data. Nielsen is a global performance management firm that provides a detailed understanding of what consumers watch and buy.
price ($mm)
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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)
$175
rev ($mm)
$75
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/12/2015 via BNC Analysis

MarketCast, acquired Insight Strategy Group

synopsis: MarketCast, a leading provider of marketing research services serving the global entertainment industry, has acquired Insight Strategy Group, a research and strategy agency based in New York City. Insight works mostly in TV and offers segmentation and targeting strategy, product innovation and testing and customer experience strategy.
buyer parent: The RLJ Companies
buyer: MarketCast
MarketCast is a leading provider of marketing research services serving the global entertainment industry. MarketCast works in collaboration with marketers and researchers across the spectrum of entertainment companies in the development and execution of their marketing strategies. "
target: Insight Strategy Group
Insight Strategy Group is a research and strategy firm that inspires its clients to build innovative and impactful experiences for their consumers.
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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.
price ($mm)
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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)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/17/2014 via PR Newswire

Kantar Media, acquired IBOPE Media

synopsis: Kantar, the data investment management arm of WPP and one of the world's largest insight, information and consultancy groups, has acquired the majority interest and control of Latin America's leading media measurement business, IBOPE Media.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Kantar Media
Kantar Media, provides critical information to help clients make better decisions about communications. Services include analysis of paid media opportunities; counsel on brand reputation, corporate management and consumer engagement through owned media. "
target: IBOPE Media
The largest media research company in Latin America, IBOPE Media offers solutions in audience, advertising investment and campaign planning. IBOPE Media renovates itself continuously to follow the evolution of media consumption on the different platforms.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/1/2014 via PR Newswire

Rentrak Corporation, purchased U.S. Television Measurement Business from Kantar Media

synopsis: Rentrak announced it has completed the acquisition of the U.S. television measurement business of WPP's Kantar business unit. The transaction includes Kantar Media's customer contracts and customer relationships involved in U.S. television measurement.
buyer: Rentrak Corporation (RENT:$115.67)
Rentrak is the entertainment and marketing industries' premier provider of worldwide consumer viewership information, precisely measuring actual viewing behavior of movies and TV everywhere. "
seller parent: WPP Group, plc
seller: Kantar Media
Kantar Media's U.S. television measurement business includes customer contracts and customer relationships involved in U.S. television measurement, services that focus on digital media, and advertising expenditure and purchase data.
price ($mm)
$128
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.8x
EV / EBITDA
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:$1,759.04)
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s 80 years of data science experience. "
target: Cogenta Systems Ltd.
Cogenta is an industry pioneer in providing retail and pricing intelligence services, partnering with the biggest European retailers and brands. Cogenta is the source of market intelligence, creating best of breed retail data that is trusted and relied upon by brands both in the UK and abroad.
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Mediacap SA
Mediacap SA
MEDIACAP SA is the fastest growing publicly listed group providing services in the field of media, marketing, market research and public opinion. The company is based in Poland.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$34.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.98
EBIT ($mm)
$1.64
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: XSAT:CEAB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Community Entertainment Svenska AB
Community Entertainment Svenska AB
Community Entertainment Svenska AB (publ), through its subsidiaries, focuses on commercializing proprietary software for online quizzes. It serves entertainment, information, and education industries. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.23
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.31)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.45)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: NLSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Nielsen Company, Inc.
The Nielsen Company, Inc.
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,465.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,389.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,012.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
46000
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Ticker: SCOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
comScore, Inc.
comScore, Inc.
comScore, Inc. is a global leader in digital measurement and analytics, delivering insights on web, mobile and TV consumer behavior that enable clients to maximize the value of their digital investments.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$368.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.14
EBIT ($mm)
$1.66
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1292
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALBLD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bilendi
Bilendi
At a time when the volumes, variety and speed of data broadcast and exchange are expanding rapidly, Bilendi brings an innovative, technology-led approach to data collection, management and analysis. Its core activities are Services for Market Research and Customer Engagement and Loyalty.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$23.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.18
EBIT ($mm)
$0.18
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
166
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Ticker: AIM:TMMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Mission Marketing Group plc
The Mission Marketing Group plc
The Mission Marketing Group plc is a national network of creative communications Agencies. The Group portfolio comprises integrated, multi-discipline, multi-sector Agencies, specialists in specific marketing/communications activities and specialists in particular market sectors.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$221.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.99
EBIT ($mm)
$12.22
Net Income ($mm)
$8.16
Employees
1150
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Ticker: PGND
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Press Ganey Associates, Inc.
Press Ganey Associates, Inc.
Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience, and workforce engagement.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$344.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$104.94
EBIT ($mm)
$60.70
Net Income ($mm)
$27.26
Employees
1058
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Ticker: ASX:PPL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pureprofile Pty Ltd.
Pureprofile is a technology and insights company that helps brands, businesses and consumers make better decisions. Consumers answer short surveys to build their own unique profiles and Pureprofile uses this information to connect them to surveys, insights, and offers tailored to their preferences.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$36.88
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.94)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.81)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
210
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Ticker: TSXV:INX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intouch Insight Inc.
Intouch Insight Inc.
Intouch Insight offers a complete portfolio of customer experience management (CEM) products and services that help global brands delight their customers, strengthen brand reputation and improve financial performance.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$13.75
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: NLSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Nielsen Company, Inc.
The Nielsen Company, Inc.
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,465.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,389.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,012.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
46000
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Ticker: TSXV:INX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intouch Insight Inc.
Intouch Insight Inc.
Intouch Insight offers a complete portfolio of customer experience management (CEM) products and services that help global brands delight their customers, strengthen brand reputation and improve financial performance.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$13.75
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: ENXTPA:HCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HighCo
HighCo
HighCo is a French Marketing Solutions group for mass-market retailers and consumer goods manufacturers. HighCo offers drive to store solutions (SMS notifications, online coupons, email, social media), in-store solutions (coupons & promotions, displays, merchandising), and marketing data solutions.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$174.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$16.62
EBIT ($mm)
$14.70
Net Income ($mm)
$8.35
Employees
713
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Ticker: PFSW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PFSweb, Inc.
PFSweb, Inc.
PFSweb is a global provider of end-to-end eCommerce solutions including digital agency and marketing services, technology development services, business process outsourcing services and a complete omni-channel technology ecosystem.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$250.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$16.25
EBIT ($mm)
$1.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2100
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Ticker: OTCPK:IMMD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Immudyne
lmmuDyne, Inc. is a technology-driven e-commerce company that builds innovative and proprietary brands. Immudyne’s scalable and global advertising technology infrastructure leverages social media, search and e-commerce platforms to rapidly and profitably grow their product portfolio.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$6.49
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.95)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.47
Employees
11
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Ticker: ENXTPA:IPS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ipsos S.A
Ipsos S.A
Ipsos ranks third in the global research industry. They have built a solid Group around a multi-specialist positioning – Media and advertising research; Marketing research; Client and employee relationship management; Opinion & social research; Mobile, Online, Offline data collection and delivery.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,038.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$212.27
EBIT ($mm)
$177.03
Net Income ($mm)
$110.88
Employees
17987
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Ticker: XTRA:GFK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GfK Group
GfK Group
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.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,759.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$164.56
EBIT ($mm)
$84.18
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12926
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Ticker: AIM:NFC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next 15
Next 15
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$388.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$51.59
EBIT ($mm)
$30.53
Net Income ($mm)
$2.93
Employees
2183
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Ticker: TSE:3675
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cross Marketing Inc.
Cross Marketing Inc.
Cross Marketing Inc. is the pioneer online research provider in Japan. Having the capabilities of a full-service research agency, with the backing of the other group companies within Cross Marketing Group, they offer a total marketing solutions package on a global scale.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$80.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.30
EBIT ($mm)
$5.14
Net Income ($mm)
$3.79
Employees
949
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Ticker: WSE:MCP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mediacap SA
Mediacap SA
MEDIACAP SA is the fastest growing publicly listed group providing services in the field of media, marketing, market research and public opinion. The company is based in Poland.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$34.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.98
EBIT ($mm)
$1.64
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: XSAT:CEAB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Community Entertainment Svenska AB
Community Entertainment Svenska AB
Community Entertainment Svenska AB (publ), through its subsidiaries, focuses on commercializing proprietary software for online quizzes. It serves entertainment, information, and education industries. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.23
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.31)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.45)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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