Like Academic Management Systems, Inc.

closed 2/10/2015 via Company Press Release

Academic Management Systems, Inc. merged with Invoke Solutions,

synopsis: Invoke Solutions, a recognized leader in on-line market research and customer intelligence technology for Fortune 500 companies, has merged with Academic Management Systems, Inc. Founded in 1997, Academic Management Systems Inc. has developed software to support teaching and learning in higher education.
buyer: Invoke Solutions
Invoke Solutions is a recognized leader in on-line market research and customer intelligence technology for Fortune 500 companies. Its patented software is considered the pioneer in real-time large-scale qualitative and quantitative market research. "
target parent: North Atlantic Capital
target: Academic Management Systems, Inc.
Since 1997, Academic Management Systems, Inc. has developed software to support teaching and learning in higher education. Its student-ratings-of-instruction system, CoursEval™ is used by 300 colleges, universities, and professional schools around the world.
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closed 9/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Campus Labs, acquired Courseval

synopsis: Campus Labs, Inc., a subsidiary of EdCentric, Inc. and a portfolio company of Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Academic Management Systems LLC (Courseval), a provider of online course evaluation software used by higher education institutions to assess faculty and course performance.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Campus Labs
Campus Labs empowers institutions to make valuable connections with their data. The Company offers a complete set of integrated solutions for areas such as assessment, retention, teaching, learning, student engagement, and institutional effectiveness. "
target parent: Invoke Solutions
target: Courseval
Academic Management Systems, LLC, the developer of CoursEval, is a provider of online course evaluation software used by higher education institutions to assess faculty and course performance. The Company currently serves more than 300 higher education institutions.
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closed 11/25/2015 via Company Press Release

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Campus Labs

synopsis: Higher One Holdings, Inc. announced that it reached an agreement to sell its Campus Labs data analytics business to an affiliate of Leeds Equity Partners. Campus Labs provides a software platform for colleges and universities to make data-driven, strategic decisions ranging from accreditation to student retention to effective operations.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is the pioneer in private equity investing in the knowledge sector, which includes the education, training, business services, and information services and software industries. Leeds Equity has deployed over $2.6 billion of capital in investments across the knowledge sector. "
target parent: Higher One, Inc.
target: Campus Labs
Campus Labs (formerly StudentVoice) is the leading platform and service provider for assessment in higher education. Campus Labs is the only specialized, comprehensive assessment program that combines data collection, reporting, organization, and campus-wide integration.
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closed 8/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

Higher One, Inc., acquired Campus Labs

synopsis: Higher One announced that it will be acquiring substantially all of the assets of Campus Labs, the leading comprehensive assessment platform for higher education that combines data collection, reporting, and analytics to help promote student and institutional success.
buyer: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One provides higher education institutions and their students with efficient, convenient and easy-to-use solutions to handle financial disbursements. These include: student refunds, on-campus and community purchases, payroll and employee expenses, as well as the collection of payments. "
target: Campus Labs
Campus Labs (formerly StudentVoice) is the leading platform and service provider for assessment in higher education. Campus Labs is the only specialized, comprehensive assessment program that combines data collection, reporting, organization, and campus-wide integration.
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closed 9/23/2010 via PR Newswire

ConnectEdu, acquired Academic Management Systems, Inc.

synopsis: ConnectEDU, Inc. announced the acquisition of Academic Management Systems (AMS) and its flagship product CoursEval. ConnectEDU will continue to support, enhance and grow the CoursEval higher education and health professions client base as well as extending the solution into the ConnectEDU K-12 client base.
buyer: ConnectEdu
ConnectEDU is devoted to helping students find and enroll in the right college, get a degree, and launch their career. ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real students and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. "
target parent: Liaison International, Inc.
target: Academic Management Systems, Inc.
Academic Management Systems provides information technology products to the higher education and professional education communities; to create a network of institutions sharing common technologies and business processes; and to shape the future of higher education and professional education.
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closed 4/16/2018 via BusinessWire

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired PeopleAdmin, Inc.

synopsis: PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 education technology solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of PeopleAdmin, the leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for education and government.
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the #1 leading education technology platform for K-12. They provide secure and compliant online solutions, including registration and school choice, student information systems, learning management and classroom collaboration, assessment, analytics, and special education management. "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: PeopleAdmin, Inc.
PeopleAdmin is the leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for education and government. Its software enables clients to streamline the hiring process, onboard new employees, efficiently manage positions and employee performance.
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closed 3/27/2014 via PR Web

Vista Equity Partners, acquired PeopleAdmin, Inc.

synopsis: PeopleAdmin, Inc., the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions for higher education and government, announced that it has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm with over $7 billion in committed capital.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a U.S. based private equity firm that invests capital committed to dynamic, successful technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. "
target: PeopleAdmin, Inc.
PeopleAdmin is the leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for higher education and government. PeopleAdmin’s software enables more than 700 clients to streamline the hiring process; onboard new employees; efficiently manage positions and employee performance; and more.
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closed 4/4/2006 via BusinessWire

Hobsons, acquired Chat University

synopsis: Hobsons EMT division, which helps colleges and universities improve recruitment and enrollment through technology, has acquired Chat University, a technology company that provides college and university admissions offices with Web-based chat and other services.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons
Hobsons U.S. partners with colleges and universities to enhance and empower institutions’ enrollment and admissions efforts. Hobsons U.S. helps colleges and universities to elevate their enrollment strategies efficiently, effectively, and easily. "
target: Chat University
Boston-based Chat University began with a single product, Online Chat, and has since developed a full range of products designed exclusively for college and university admissions offices.
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announced 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Insight Venture Partners, will acquire Interfolio, Inc.

synopsis: Interfolio, a Farragut North–based edtech company that makes decision support software for college and university faculty members, is set to be acquired by New York-based venture capital and private equity firm Insight Venture Partners.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. Insight has raised more than $18 billion and invested in over 300 companies worldwide. "
target: Interfolio, Inc.
Founded in 1999, Interfolio is a pioneer in faculty-focused workflow technology. Their product, ByCommittee provides a platform for analytics and business intelligence to help universities make informed, strategic decisions about recruitment, tenure, & professional service.
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closed 1/12/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Interfolio, Inc., acquired Data180

synopsis: Interfolio, a pioneer in tech solutions for faculty hiring, promotion, & tenure, announced its acquisition of DATA180, a leader in tools for faculty-activity reporting. The joining of companies with a shared “faculty first” ethos & complementary services brings unparalleled value to a segment of higher education whose needs have been overlooked.
buyer: Interfolio, Inc.
Founded in 1999, Interfolio is a pioneer in faculty-focused workflow technology. Their product, ByCommittee provides a platform for analytics and business intelligence to help universities make informed, strategic decisions about recruitment, tenure, & professional service. "
target: Data180
Founded in 2002, DATA180 provides the most-advanced technology to help faculty harness the voluminous and varied activity data – from research publications to program evaluations – that must be reported regularly to administrators for internal reviews, compliance and accreditation, among other uses.
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closed 10/27/2015 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired Pathbrite

synopsis: Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide, announced its acquisition of Pathbrite's best-in-class ePortfolio solution. Pathbrite enables students to collect, track and showcase their work to demonstrate completion of assignments.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement. "
target: Pathbrite
Pathbrite was a venture-backed ed tech company based in San Francisco. Pathbrite has users at 900 schools, colleges, universities and organizations in the world. Pathbrite's portfolio platform is poised to revolutionize learning, teaching and assessment across the globe.
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closed 3/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., acquired Authess

synopsis: Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics specializing in science and health, and part of RELX, has acquired Authess, the Boston-based developer of an advanced performance-based competency assessment platform that evaluates how students solve complex, open-ended problems they would encounter on the job.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers and tackle human crises. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education. "
target: Authess
Authess is a developer that uniquely leverages technology to measure an individual’s ability to solve complex, real-world problems. The Authess platform supports authoring, delivery, analysis, and reporting of authentic, performance-based assessment.
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closed 10/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Trilogy Education Services, acquired JobTrack

synopsis: Trilogy Education, a leading workforce accelerator, announced the acquisition of JobTrack, a career services platform. JobTrack is a platform that streamlines and accelerates the job search process, enabling users to quickly and easily manage applications and interviews.
buyer: Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world's leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Trilogy's intensive, skills-based training programs bridge regional talent gaps in coding, data analytics, UX/UI, and cybersecurity. "
target: JobTrack
JobTrack is a platform that streamlines and accelerates the job search process, enabling users to quickly and easily manage applications and interviews. Simultaneously, JobTrack provides career advisors with powerful data and analytics to enrich their one-on-one coaching sessions.
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closed 11/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Aon plc, acquired CoCubes.com

synopsis: Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon Plc, has acquired CoCubes, a hiring assessment company based in India focused at entry level. They run assessments to measure employability across all domains - from programming to plumbing.
buyer: Aon plc (NYSE:AON:$11,013.00)
Aon plc is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Aon unites to empower results for clients via effective risk and people solutions and through global resources and technical expertise. "
target: CoCubes.com
CoCubes.com is India's leading assessment and hiring platform. They run assessments to measure employability across all domains - from programming to plumbing. They are based in Gurgaon.
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closed 6/4/2014 via PR Web

PlattForm Holdings, Inc., acquired Seelio

synopsis: PlattForm, a marketing and enrollment management partner for colleges and universities worldwide, announced the acquisition of Seelio, a service-based student portfolio solution for higher education institutions, that offers a student life cycle approach that spans from enrollment to career placement while delivering optimal student outcomes.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
Since 1989, PlattForm has set the standard of excellence in providing marketing services and enrollment solutions for colleges and universities, worldwide. Its specialties include search engine marketing; interactive lead generation; online marketing; and more. "
target: Seelio
Seelio is an educational service and technology company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, that partners with universities to deliver a greater value to students through the use of rich, multimedia online portfolios. Students are able to easily and beautifully capture their works, projects and passions.
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closed 1/15/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired MyEdu

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., announced the acquisition of MyEdu, a provider of a popular technology platform that helps college students create an academic roadmap tailored to their academic and career goals and build their first "professional profile" to connect to jobs and internship opportunities.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: MyEdu
MyEdu is the definitive online source to increase success and save money in college. MyEdu helps students to create a personalized graduation plan and make informed decisions about their courses, schedule, professors and major.
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announced 10/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Front Rush, LLC will be merged with ACS Athletics,

synopsis: ACS Athletics, the leader in college athletic administration and compliance software, and Front Rush, the leader in recruiting software for college coaches, announced a merger that will make their joint entity the largest provider of technology for recruiting, compliance, roster management and sports operations.
buyer: ACS Athletics
ACS Athletics simplifies how athletics departments work allowing coaches and administrators to focus on winning and building successful programs. ACS is the leading provider of web and mobile solutions for increasing staff productivity and reducing risk in collegiate athletics. "
target: Front Rush, LLC
Founded in 2006, Front Rush's focus is to provide college coaches with top notch recruiting and scouting software. With a focus on user experience and amazing customer support, Front Rush has grown to be the largest recruiting and scouting solution in college athletics.
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closed 12/17/2015 via PR Newswire

inRecruit, merged with Bownce LLC

synopsis: inRecruit, a leading sports, social media and networking platform that assists high school athletes in maximizing their college recruitment experience, announced its merger with Bownce, LLC, a NCAA compliant recruiting platform focused on basketball.
buyer: inRecruit
inRecruit (www.inRecruit.com) is a sports social recruiting network which has been dubbed the "LinkedIn for Athletes" by many national journalists as it digitally connects youth athletes with college coaches. inRecruit was founded by former professional athletes as well as social media experts. "
target: Bownce LLC
Bownce is a web-enabled platform utilizing social media that dramatically reduces the cost of recruiting. This innovative platform allows college coaches to build successful programs by targeting high school recruits in ways that have never been done before.
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closed 12/6/2017 via PR Newswire

Liaison International, Inc., acquired Time2Track, LLC

synopsis: Liaison International announced that it has acquired Time2Track, the leader in clinical training management. They are best known for tracking behavioral health training hours through an intuitive platform that features online forms, evaluations and supervisor approval systems.
buyer: Liaison International, Inc.
Liaison helps higher education institutions identify, recruit, and enroll best-fit students with improved outreach, application, and enrollment processes. More than 7,000 programs rely on their admissions management and marketing automation software and services to reach prospective students. "
target: Time2Track, LLC
Time2Track is the leader in clinical training management. Time2Track is a web-based software tool that lets users easily track and manage training hours, either as a graduate student or a professional. They also give organizations powerful tools that allow supervisors to approve hours online.
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closed 12/11/2013 via Company Press Release

Thomson Intellectual Property & Science, acquired Avedas

synopsis: The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of information for businesses and professionals, announced it has acquired German-based Avedas, a company specializing in the development and implementation of current research information systems.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Intellectual Property & Science (:$964.58)
Thomson Intellectual Property & Science provides integrated information solutions to researchers and librarians, physicians and pharmacists, and other professionals worldwide. It offers Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, and Scholarly Research, Publishing & Analysis services. "
target: Avedas
Avedas specializes in the development and implementation of current research information systems. Avedas’ flagship research information system, CONVERIS® 5, supports universities, research institutions and funding agencies in collecting and managing data across the research life cycle.
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closed 9/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Campus Labs, acquired Courseval

synopsis: Campus Labs, Inc., a subsidiary of EdCentric, Inc. and a portfolio company of Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Academic Management Systems LLC (Courseval), a provider of online course evaluation software used by higher education institutions to assess faculty and course performance.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Campus Labs
Campus Labs empowers institutions to make valuable connections with their data. The Company offers a complete set of integrated solutions for areas such as assessment, retention, teaching, learning, student engagement, and institutional effectiveness. "
target parent: Invoke Solutions
target: Courseval
Academic Management Systems, LLC, the developer of CoursEval, is a provider of online course evaluation software used by higher education institutions to assess faculty and course performance. The Company currently serves more than 300 higher education institutions.
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closed 2/10/2015 via Company Press Release

Academic Management Systems, Inc. merged with Invoke Solutions,

synopsis: Invoke Solutions, a recognized leader in on-line market research and customer intelligence technology for Fortune 500 companies, has merged with Academic Management Systems, Inc. Founded in 1997, Academic Management Systems Inc. has developed software to support teaching and learning in higher education.
buyer: Invoke Solutions
Invoke Solutions is a recognized leader in on-line market research and customer intelligence technology for Fortune 500 companies. Its patented software is considered the pioneer in real-time large-scale qualitative and quantitative market research. "
target parent: North Atlantic Capital
target: Academic Management Systems, Inc.
Since 1997, Academic Management Systems, Inc. has developed software to support teaching and learning in higher education. Its student-ratings-of-instruction system, CoursEval™ is used by 300 colleges, universities, and professional schools around the world.
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closed 9/23/2010 via PR Newswire

ConnectEdu, acquired Academic Management Systems, Inc.

synopsis: ConnectEDU, Inc. announced the acquisition of Academic Management Systems (AMS) and its flagship product CoursEval. ConnectEDU will continue to support, enhance and grow the CoursEval higher education and health professions client base as well as extending the solution into the ConnectEDU K-12 client base.
buyer: ConnectEdu
ConnectEDU is devoted to helping students find and enroll in the right college, get a degree, and launch their career. ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real students and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. "
target parent: Liaison International, Inc.
target: Academic Management Systems, Inc.
Academic Management Systems provides information technology products to the higher education and professional education communities; to create a network of institutions sharing common technologies and business processes; and to shape the future of higher education and professional education.
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closed 9/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Campus Labs, acquired Courseval

synopsis: Campus Labs, Inc., a subsidiary of EdCentric, Inc. and a portfolio company of Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Academic Management Systems LLC (Courseval), a provider of online course evaluation software used by higher education institutions to assess faculty and course performance.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Campus Labs
Campus Labs empowers institutions to make valuable connections with their data. The Company offers a complete set of integrated solutions for areas such as assessment, retention, teaching, learning, student engagement, and institutional effectiveness. "
target parent: Invoke Solutions
target: Courseval
Academic Management Systems, LLC, the developer of CoursEval, is a provider of online course evaluation software used by higher education institutions to assess faculty and course performance. The Company currently serves more than 300 higher education institutions.
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closed 2/10/2015 via Company Press Release

Academic Management Systems, Inc. merged with Invoke Solutions,

synopsis: Invoke Solutions, a recognized leader in on-line market research and customer intelligence technology for Fortune 500 companies, has merged with Academic Management Systems, Inc. Founded in 1997, Academic Management Systems Inc. has developed software to support teaching and learning in higher education.
buyer: Invoke Solutions
Invoke Solutions is a recognized leader in on-line market research and customer intelligence technology for Fortune 500 companies. Its patented software is considered the pioneer in real-time large-scale qualitative and quantitative market research. "
target parent: North Atlantic Capital
target: Academic Management Systems, Inc.
Since 1997, Academic Management Systems, Inc. has developed software to support teaching and learning in higher education. Its student-ratings-of-instruction system, CoursEval™ is used by 300 colleges, universities, and professional schools around the world.
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closed 8/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cint AB, acquired P2Sample

synopsis: Cint, the Swedish technology platform that accelerates insight gathering in marketing research, announces its acquisition of P2Sample, a company that operates the market research industry's most sophisticated sample and panel platform for clients seeking targeted respondents for consumer insights.
buyer parent: Nordic Capital
buyer: Cint AB
Headquartered in Sweden, Cint is the technology backbone of the world's most successful insight companies. Their platform accelerates the efficiency in gathering survey data, so companies can surface insights faster, in a cost-effective and scalable way to build better products and services. "
target: P2Sample
P2Sample operates the market research industry's most sophisticated sample and panel platform for clients seeking targeted respondents for consumer insights. Their automated platform programmatically integrates with hundreds of sample suppliers and allows efficient management of proprietary panels.
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closed 3/2/2016 via PR Web

ISA Corp, acquired icanmakeitbetter

synopsis: Interviewing Service of America (ISA) has acquired icanmakeitbetter, a leading communities platform and its parent company Sentient Services. icanmakeitbetter provides online customer insight communities that make it easy to research, innovate and get feedback from anyone, anywhere. Their platform drives conversations through customer engagement.
buyer: ISA Corp
Since 1982, ISA has been a leading provider of data collection, processing and multicultural services to and for the market research industry. Global clients rely on the ISA group of companies for online, mobile, telephone, in-person, IVR, and focus groups, all in a variety of languages. "
target: icanmakeitbetter
icanmakeitbetter is an all-in-one insight community and customer feedback solution provides surveys, live chat, focus groups, discussion forums, digital journals, ideation, and panel management – in a simple, single platform that works across any device for true on-demand, in-context insights.
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closed 1/19/2016 via PR Newswire

FocusVision Worldwide, Inc., acquired KinesisPanel

synopsis: FocusVision, the global leader in market research technologies, announced the acquisition of Kinesis Survey Technologies, now KinesisPanel. KinesisPanel is the premier online panel management platform through its device-responsive design, innovative automation tools, and advanced reporting capabilities.
buyer parent: EQT
buyer: FocusVision Worldwide, Inc.
FocusVision is the leading global provider of quantitative and qualitative technology solutions to the market research industry, providing an online survey platform, research facility video streaming, webcam focus groups, ethnography streaming, and mobile device usability studies. "
target: KinesisPanel
KinesisPanel provides the most comprehensive online panel management platform in the world. With state-of-the-art applications, KinesisPanel powers the projects that are the lifeblood of market research by providing automated processes, advanced reporting tools and integrated incentive management.
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closed 1/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Nordic Capital, acquired Cint AB

synopsis: Nordic Capital, a leader in Nordic private equity investments, has acquired Cint, a leading global player in the insights data collection technology market. Their philosophy is to offer researchers the opportunity to access verified respondents in an open, impartial environment.
buyer: Nordic Capital
Nordic Capital is a leader in Nordic private equity investments, and now has an enviable reputation in investment and portfolio management. Since launching in 1989, Nordic Capital funds have delivered outstanding returns for our investors. "
target: Cint AB
Cint is a global platform and technology firm dedicated to creating self-service solutions for the online market research industry. Their philosophy is to offer researchers the opportunity to access verified respondents in an open, impartial environment.
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closed 1/14/2015 via Company Press Release

FocusVision Worldwide, Inc., acquired Decipher, Inc.

synopsis: FocusVision announced that it has acquired quantitative market research technology and services firm, Decipher. Decipher is best known for its powerful survey programming and reporting platform, which will now become part of the FocusVision family of products.
buyer parent: Thompson Street Capital Partners
buyer: FocusVision Worldwide, Inc.
FocusVision Worldwide is the leading global provider of live video transmission, analysis and archive solutions for the qualitative market research industry. FocusVision delivers the highest audio and video quality, reliability and security for the most advanced research organizations in the world. "
target: Decipher, Inc.
A marketing research services provider, Decipher specializes in online survey programming, data collection, data processing/reporting and custom technology development. Utilizing Web-based applications, Decipher integrates state of the art technology with traditional research techniques.
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announced 12/19/2012 via Company Press Release

reInvention, LLC, will acquire Critical Mix, Inc.

synopsis: reInvention LLC, announced that it is acquiring cloud-based software technology company, Critical Mix. Together, the two companies create a powerful, end-to-end data collection, analysis and reporting solution to serve the growing demands of market research firms.
buyer: reInvention, LLC
reInvention LLC provides global sampling and data collection services to the market research industry. Driven by a passion for making it incredibly easy to survey audiences anywhere in the world, reInvention delivers high-quality responses and superior results. "
target: Critical Mix, Inc.
Critical Mix is cloud-based, survey programming and data visualization technology that empowers market research companies to make better and faster business decisions. Critical Mix provides a solution for users to build surveys, collect data, and quickly interpret results into useful information.
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closed 5/31/2018 via PE Hub

Milestone Partners, acquired mTAB, LLC

synopsis: Milestone Partners, a lower middle market private equity firm, has acquired mTAB, a leading provider of market research software and services. mTAB's web based software solutions remove the cost and complexity of processing and querying large data sets, making survey data more accessible and useful.
buyer: Milestone Partners
Milestone Partners is a lower middle market private equity firm that specializes in making control equity investments in established operating businesses in a wide variety of industries with valuations of up to $150 million. "
target: mTAB, LLC
mTAB is a leading provider of market research software and services. Their web based software solutions remove the cost and complexity of processing and querying large data sets, making survey data more accessible and useful.
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announced 9/12/2017 via PR Newswire

TrueSample will be merged with Imperium LLC,

synopsis: Imperium, the leader in data quality and anti-fraud solutions for the Market Research and E-commerce industries announced that it has entered into an agreement to lead a merger with data validation and identity verification solutions provider TrueSample.
buyer: Imperium LLC
Imperium provides a comprehensive suite of technology services and customized solutions to verify personal information and restrict fraudulent online activities. The world's most respected market research and e-commerce businesses rely on Imperium's superior technology and engineered solutions. "
target parent: Five Peaks Capital Management
target: TrueSample
TrueSample is a data validation and identity verification solutions provider. TrueSample offers API driven validation and authentication solutions targeted to before, during, and after the research process to ensure maximum risk reduction at all times.
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closed 7/29/2015 via BusinessWire

Poplar Partners, acquired mTAB, LLC

synopsis: Productive Access, Inc. ("PAI"), makers of survey analysis tool, mTAB®, has successfully completed a transaction with investment firm, Poplar Capital Partners. Poplar and PAI have jointly formed a new entity, mTAB LLC, which will combine the operational expertise and investment capital from Poplar with the assets, knowledge base, and team from PAI.
buyer: Poplar Partners
Poplar Partners is focused on profitable business to business, healthcare, and IT services, and enterprise software/data analytics businesses in the lower middle market in the United States. "
target: mTAB, LLC
mTAB LLC is a Yorba Linda, CA based company that provides data structuring services that are delivered through a proprietary piece of software, mTAB®. mTAB® has established itself as the gold standard in survey analysis.
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announced 10/9/2013 via PR Newswire

Five Peaks Capital Management, will acquire TrueSample

synopsis: SurveyMonkey, the world's most popular online survey company, announced it has entered into an agreement to sell TrueSample, the leader in online data quality solutions to a group of investors led by Five Peaks Capital Management. TrueSample will be independently operated and will continue to develop and offer data quality solutions.
buyer: Five Peaks Capital Management
Five Peaks Capital Management makes equity investments in companies in the Information & Business Services and related growth industries. They provide equity capital for acquisitions and recapitalizations for entrepreneurial middle market companies in partnership with strong management teams. "
target parent: SurveyMonkey
target: TrueSample
TrueSample is trusted by the industry's largest research buyers, research firms and sample suppliers. TrueSample has certified 98% of all U.S. online panelists and over 75 million survey responses. All TrueSample product enhancements are guided by the input of the TrueSample Quality Council.
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closed 3/18/2015 via Company Press Release

FocusVision Worldwide, Inc., acquired ResearchReporter

synopsis: FocusVision Worldwide, Inc. announced that it has acquired ResearchReporter, a leading research management technology platform that provides an integrated approach to putting market research at the heart of decision-making, improving the quality and efficiency of research processes, and pro-actively managing research resources.
buyer parent: Thompson Street Capital Partners
buyer: FocusVision Worldwide, Inc.
FocusVision is the leading global provider of qualitative and quantitative technology solutions to the market research industry, providing an online survey platform, research facility video streaming, webcam focus groups, ethnography streaming and mobile device usability studies. "
target: ResearchReporter
ResearchReporter is an award-winning integrated research management application, and the leading platform used to transform research into a source of competitive advantage. It provides an integrated approach to putting market research at the heart of decision-making.
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closed 2/10/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Ipsos S.A, acquired Askia

synopsis: Ipsos has acquired majority stake in Askia, a leading survey technology provider to the market research industry. Its high performing tools for collecting, analyzing, reporting and visualizing both online and offline data enjoy high recognition among more than 150 clients, including research companies and businesses.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,038.49)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is the third largest market research company in the world, present in 90 markets and employing more than 18,000 people. Their 75 business solutions are based on primary data coming from our surveys, social media monitoring, and qualitative or observational techniques. "
target: Askia
Askia is a leading survey technology provider to the market research industry. Its high performing tools for collecting, analyzing, reporting and visualizing both online and offline data enjoy high recognition among more than 150 clients, including research companies and businesses.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
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0.0x
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closed 1/26/2017 via PR Newswire

Reimagine Holdings Group, acquired MarketSight

synopsis: Reimagine Holdings Group, a holding company focused on growing consumer insights and marketing services companies, announced that it has acquired MarketSight, a global data analysis and visualization software platform company.
buyer: Reimagine Holdings Group
Reimagine Holdings Group is redefining the consumer insights industry by acquiring and investing in growth-oriented, technology-enabled service companies. Reimagine provides industry, operating, product development and transaction expertise to its group of companies. "
target: MarketSight
MarketSight is a leading provider of data reporting and analysis tools for marketers and researchers to collaborate and create informed business decisions. Its impressive client base spans across a variety of industries and includes many leading consumer brands, insights and consulting firms.
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closed 12/6/2017 via PR Newswire

Zeta Global, acquired Disqus Inc.

synopsis: Zeta Global, the data-driven marketing technology pioneer whose SaaS-based marketing cloud helps brands acquire, retain and grow customer relationships, has acquired Disqus, an audience engagement platform used by 4 million publishers. Disqus helps publishers build audiences through its platform by giving them tools to interact with their readers.
buyer: Zeta Global
Zeta Global is a data-driven marketing technology company. Their SaaS-based ZetaHub platform helps the world's leading brands acquire, retain and grow customer relationships through actionable data, advanced analytics, and machine learning. "
target: Disqus Inc.
Disqus is a leading audience engagement platform used by 4 million publishers, these include The Atlantic, Destructoid, Spoiler TV, TMZ, and more. Disqus helps independent publishers build audiences through its platform by giving them tools to interact with their readers.
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closed 2/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Grapevine, acquired CommentsRadar

synopsis: Ideanomics, a global fintech advisory and Platform-as-a-Service company, has completed the purchase of various assets of SolidOpinion, Inc. Among the assets purchased is SolidOpinion's CommentsRadar technology and the supporting development team. The strategic acquisition is intended to be integrated into the Grapevine family.
buyer parent: Ideanomics
buyer: Grapevine
Grapevine is the world's leading end-to-end influencer marketing platform that enables collaboration between advertisers and social media content creators to produce promotional content at scale. The Grapevine network includes more than 177,000 creators with more than 6 billion monthly views. "
target parent: SolidOpinion, Inc.
target: CommentsRadar
CommentsRadar is a tool that indexes and analyzes the comments section of their client’s websites. Leading brands and publishers use this unique data to discover, engage, analyze and make smarter business decisions.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

DanAds, acquired Backbone Consulting AB

synopsis: DanAds, a leading provider of digital advertising self-service platforms in Sweden, has acquired Backbone Consulting, a Swedish developer of CRM/order management systems for the media industry. Backbone's main product, Backbone4Media, allows media sales organizations to get more precision in their sales and improve their sales margins.
buyer: DanAds
Founded in 2013, DanAds is a leading provider of digital advertising self-service platforms in Sweden. Their platforms features ad forecasting, one-to-one direct programmatic, targeting options and ad-tools for publishers and advertisers. "
target: Backbone Consulting AB
Backbone Consulting is a Swedish developer of CRM/order management systems for the media industry. Their main product, Backbone4Media, is an end-to-end solution for media sales organizations. Backbone4Media allows organizations to get more precision in their sales and improve their sales margins.
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closed 5/29/2018 via Company Press Release

Re-Sources Capital, Siparex Group, acquired TBS Group Europe

synopsis: TBS Group, specialist in software packages dedicated to the world of communications and media, is taken over by its managers, supported by Siparex Small Caps and Re-Sources Capital. TBS Group develops and implements innovative, powerful and SaaS technological solutions for the communications and media industries.
buyer: Siparex Group
buyer: Re-Sources Capital
The Siparex Group is France’s leading independent private equity specialist in SMEs. Re-Sources Capital is an entrepreneurial management and independent investment capital firm owned by the management team. "
target: TBS Group Europe
TBS Group develops and implements powerful and SaaS technological solutions for the communication & media industries. They accompany their customers in digitizing their activities through the implementation of dedicated solutions (CRM, programmatic platform, subscription & routing management, etc.).
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$12
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0.0x
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closed 1/18/2017 via Company Press Release

Crystal Interactive, acquired IML Interactive UK

synopsis: Lumi, the global market leader in real-time audience engagement, has sold its UK business, IML Interactive UK, to Crystal Interactive – creating the largest event technology company in the UK. IML has created and led the voting technology market, providing market leading and proprietary audience engagement solutions for meetings and events.
buyer: Crystal Interactive
Audience engagement specialist Crystal Interactive provides facilitation combined with interactive technology for conferences, forums and consultation processes. They pioneered and developed communication systems that allow delegates and participants to share ideas and provide real-time feedback. "
target parent: Lumi Technologies Ltd.
target: IML Interactive UK
IML Interactive UK is an interactive events technology group. IML provides market leading and proprietary audience engagement solutions for thousands of annual meetings and events globally.
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closed 9/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Hatchbuck, Inc. merged with Benchmark Email,

synopsis: Hatchbuck, a sales and marketing software for small businesses and marketing agencies, has merged with Benchmark Email, a company that offers an integrated, automated and robust feature set built to help the enterprise of any size.
buyer: Benchmark Email
Benchmark Email offers an integrated, automated and robust feature set built to help the enterprise of any size. A powerfully simple and simply powerful email marketing solution designed to help you create and send compelling campaigns with ease. "
target: Hatchbuck, Inc.
Hatchbuck is sales and marketing software for small businesses and marketing agencies. They help agencies and small business owners propel relationships into sales with all-in-one CRM and marketing automation.
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announced 5/17/2017 via Company Press Release

Hanse Orga Group, will acquire Tembit Software GmbH

synopsis: Hanse Orga Group, the market leader in financial automation software, announces that it will acquire Tembit Software, a provider of cloud and mobile payment applications for companies in the financial and corporate sectors. Tembit is also recognized for solutions in the areas of customer relationship management and healthcare.
buyer: Hanse Orga Group
Hanse Orga Group supports over 1,600 business customers with various products and solutions. The company was established in 1984 and pursues a dual product strategy, offering SAP-embedded solutions as well as web-based products which can be linked to different Enterprise Resource Planning systems. "
target: Tembit Software GmbH
Tembit Software offers ERP-independent cloud-based solutions that enable customers to manage and execute large volumes of payment transactions in a secure and efficient manner. The company’s product development focuses on secure solutions for companies as well as banks and their customers.
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