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closed 10/1/2015 via PR Newswire

Spherix Global Insights GmbH, acquired Rare Insights LLC

synopsis: In line with organizational strategy to offer unparalleled insights across professional and patient groups, Spherix Global Insights has acquired Rare Insights, an insight and strategy group with a unique focus on rare and complex conditions. This accelerates Spherix's plans to add syndicated and custom patient insights to their suite of products.
buyer: Spherix Global Insights GmbH
Spherix Global Insights is a business intelligence and market research company headquartered in Switzerland. Spherix differentiates itself by focusing in select specialty markets. They have extensive client-side experience in biopharmaceutical brand management and strategic marketing. "
target: Rare Insights LLC
Rare insights LLC is a market research and strategic consultancy focused on understanding and profiling the everyday experiences of patients with rare diseases and complex conditions, including their critical interactions with caregivers and physicians.
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closed 4/10/2015 via BusinessWire

PatientBond, LLC, acquired c2b Horizons, LLC

synopsis: PatientBond, LLC, an innovative provider of patient and member engagement solutions, has acquired Cincinnati-based c2b Horizons, LLC, a leader in statistically based consumer profiling techniques for healthcare payers and providers.
buyer parent: Healthcare Growth Partners, LLC
buyer: PatientBond, LLC
Founded in 2011, PatientBond provides next generation patient and member engagement solutions. PatientBond’s highly configurable communications engine supports rapid deployment for a diverse set of engagement use cases. "
target parent: c2b Solutions
target: c2b Horizons, LLC
c2b’s proprietary psychographic profiling tools, validated over multiple studies, allow for classification of members and patients into behavior groups which provide a high level of predictability of individual motivations, communication preferences and actions.
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closed 7/24/2013 via Reuters

Cross Marketing, acquired MedePanel

synopsis: Cross Marketing Group has announced the acquisition of MedePanel, a result-oriented research firm, headquartered in New Jersey. MedePanel supports healthcare business decisions by providing insights from patients, healthcare practitioners and other key healthcare stakeholders.
buyer: Cross Marketing (TSE:3675:$80.11)
Cross Marketing provides a full range of one-stop marketing research services based on their online research DNA, and continuing to evolve further into a marketing solution partner for their clients. "
target: MedePanel
MedePanel Online Inc is a result-oriented research firm, headquartered in New Jersey providing local account management support. MedePanel supports healthcare business decisions by providing insights from patients, healthcare practitioners and other key healthcare stakeholders.
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$3.96*
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closed 2/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., purchased Patient Experience Business from HealthStream, Inc.

synopsis: HealthStream announced the divestiture of its Patient Experience (PX) business to Press Ganey Associates. HealthStream's complete patient experience solution provides census-based survey products that allow healthcare providers to let the voices of their patients guide performance improvement efforts.
buyer parent: EQT
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
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. "
seller: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$259.82)
HealthStream Patient Experience provides census-based survey products that allow healthcare providers to let the voices of their patients guide performance improvement efforts. HealthStream’s SaaS solutions are used by healthcare employees for workforce development, training & learning management.
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closed 1/6/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Boathouse Capital, acquired Universal Survey Center

synopsis: Boathouse Capital's announces its investment in Universal Survey Center, a provider of survey data collection services. Universal Survey provides custom survey solutions to a variety of market research firms, public relations/communications companies, management consulting firms, big data companies, and a variety of other end-users.
buyer: Boathouse Capital
Boathouse Capital is a $120 million private equity firm that invests mezzanine debt and equity into lower middle market businesses across the U.S. Based in Wayne, PA, Boathouse Capital invests $3 million to $15 million to support companies in a variety of industries. "
target: Universal Survey Center
Universal Survey Center provides custom survey solutions to a variety of market research firms, public relations/communications companies, management consulting firms, big data companies, and a variety of other end-users.
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closed 12/9/2013 via Company Press Release

Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, acquired Verilogue Inc.

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced that it has acquired Verilogue Inc., a leading healthcare analytics firm specializing in physician-patient communication based in the U.S. Verilogue will become part of Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, the largest healthcare communications network in the world.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Healthcare Communications Group
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group is the largest health-oriented agency network in the world. It manages top-tier agencies specializing in promoting innovative solutions in advertising, medical education, sales and marketing, digital, and more. "
target: Verilogue Inc.
Verilogue brings patients, physicians and the healthcare industry together to share information, enhance disease understanding and participate in medical marketing research.
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closed 11/1/2011 via BNC Analysis

IMS Health Incorporated, acquired SDI Health LLC

synopsis: IMS Health has completed its acquisition of SDI, a leading healthcare market insight and analytics firm. It provides the industry’s most comprehensive de-identified patient-level data to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies, enabling them to better understand the healthcare market.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: IMS Health Incorporated (NYSE:IQV:$10,412.00)
IMS Health is the world’s leading provider of market intelligence to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. IMS offers leading-edge market intelligence products and services that are integral to clients’ day-to-day operations. "
target parent: LLR Partners
target: SDI Health LLC
SDI is a leading healthcare market insight and analytics firm. It provides the industry’s most comprehensive de-identified patient-level data to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies, enabling them to better understand the healthcare market.
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$340
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announced 11/22/2010 via BusinessWire

M3 USA Corporation, will acquire EMS Research

synopsis: M3 USA, parent company of MDLinx, a leading medical market research firm, has signed an agreement to purchase EU-based EMS Research, a company specializing in quantitative and qualitative market research for clients in healthcare and other vertical markets.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: M3 USA Corporation
M3 USA, named to represent Medicine, Media, and Metamorphosis, was founded with the goal of changing the world of medicine through full use of the power of the Internet. M3 provides the life science industry with highly targeted interactive marketing, education, content, and research solutions. "
target: EMS Research
EMS Research (European Marketing Specialists), headquartered in London, England, was founded in 1999 and is Europe’s leading in-house medical fieldwork company. EMS help clients achieve their objectives by delivering vital insight into markets, attitudes, concepts and products.
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$6
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closed 11/13/2007 via PR Newswire

Cegedim Group S.A., acquired 3ES

synopsis: Cegedim Strategic Data, leading provider of Pharmaceutical Market Research has completed its acquisition of 3ES, a CRO member of the AFCRO, specializing in Clinical Studies and post-AMM studies, notably through online tools.
buyer: Cegedim Group S.A. (ENXTPA:CGM:$512.82)
Established as the world's leading CRM provider for the life sciences industry with its Cegedim Dendrite business unit, CEGEDIM provides the world's largest pharmaceutical companies with vital support for successful Customer Relationship Management (CRM). "
target: 3ES
3ES provides multidisciplinary expertise in the medical research field. 3ES has developed their in-house software for managing online studies via Internet, and has received the ANVAR label for "innovating business".
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closed 1/18/2007 via PR Newswire

Phoenix Marketing International, acquired JZM Research

synopsis: Phoenix Marketing International has acquired JZM, Inc. (Johnston, Zabor, McManus), a full service marketing research firm based in Durham, North Carolina, that specializes in healthcare research. The company provides research for 7 of the 10 largest global pharmaceutical companies.
buyer: Phoenix Marketing International
Phoenix Marketing International offers advanced advertising and brand measurement along with direct marketing expertise. Phoenix combines primary and syndicated marketing research expertise with database analytics and modeling proficiency. "
target: JZM Research
JZM is a healthcare focused marketing research firm. The company merges existing, proven marketing research techniques with new state-of-the-art technologies for faster and better results for our pharmaceutical, biotech, and other healthcare clients.
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closed 4/18/2007 via BusinessWire

MCF Corporation, acquired MedPanel, Inc.

synopsis: MCF Corporation has completed the acquisition of MedPanel, Inc., an online medical market intelligence firm. With the closing of the transaction, MedPanel, Inc. becomes Panel Intelligence, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of MCF Corporation.
buyer: MCF Corporation (MEM:$0.00)
MCF Corporation is a financial services holding company that provides investment research, capital markets services, corporate and venture services, investment banking, asset management and wealth management through its operating subsidiaries. "
target: MedPanel, Inc.
MedPanel provides online medical market intelligence to the life sciences industry through custom research and syndicated studies. Research services include study design, recruitment, programming, panel moderation, advanced data analysis and summaries.
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$7.00
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closed 6/1/2006 via

So-net M3, Inc., acquired MDLinx, Inc.

synopsis: MDLinx, a leading online provider of global, real-time health information resources for physicians and consumers, announced today it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with So-net M3, a Sony Communication Network Group company.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: So-net M3, Inc.
So-net M3 is a leading provider of online pharmaceutical promotion solutions. So-net M3 Inc. was established in September 2000 under the service name of So-net, with Sony Communications Network Corporation, a supplier of network-related services, as the largest stockholder. "
target: MDLinx, Inc.
MDLinx is an award-winning, practical tool that busy physicians and healthcare professionals use to stay up to date with the latest research in the medical field. The company aggregates medical articles and research from more than 1,200 peer-reviewed journals and leading news media on a daily basis.
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$8.00
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closed 9/19/2005 via BusinessWire

National Research Corporation, acquired Geriatric Health Systems, LLC

synopsis: National Research Corporation, a leader in healthcare performance measurement, today announced the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Geriatric Health Systems, LLC (GHS), a healthcare survey research and analytics firm specializing in measuring health status, health risk and member satisfaction for health plans in the United States.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
Founded in 1981, National Research Corporation (NRC) has maintained a strong commitment to improving the quality of healthcare received by patients and consumers through a focus on continual improvement in patient experience and performance measurement within the healthcare industry. "
target: Geriatric Health Systems, LLC
GHS is a healthcare survey research firm specializing in quality improvement. Our turnkey survey and reporting systems are used by health plans, physician organizations and healthcare purchasers nationwide.
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closed 3/29/2005 via BusinessWire

HealthStream, Inc., acquired Data Management & Research, Inc.

synopsis: HealthStream, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Data Management & Research, Inc. (DMR). DMR is a Nashville area company, exclusively focused on offering healthcare organizations a wide range of quality and satisfaction surveys, data analyses of survey results, and other research-based measurement tools.
buyer: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$259.82)
A leading provider of learning and research solutions for the healthcare industry.Through HealthStream’s learning solutions, organizations create safer environments for patients, increase clinical competencies of its workforce, and facilitate the rapid transfer of the latest technologies. "
target: Data Management & Research, Inc.
DMR specializes in quality and satisfaction surveys for healthcare providers. Known as the quiet company serving healthcare's giants, our clients range from national healthcare systems and specialty segments to small rural hospitals in both the for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare sectors.
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closed 3/14/2018 via PR Newswire

BioInformatics Inc., acquired IMV Ltd.

synopsis: BioInformatics Inc., the leading market research firm supporting the analytical instrumentation and life science industries, and owner of The Science Advisory Board, has acquired IMV Publishing, a recognized leader in market research and online publishing for the medical imaging and clinical diagnostic instruments markets.
buyer: BioInformatics Inc.
BioInformatics Inc. is the leading research and advisory firm serving the life science, diagnostic and analytical instrument industries. Their expertise includes assessing the size and attractiveness of markets, optimizing product configurations and pricing and validating corporate acquisitions. "
target: IMV Ltd.
IMV Publishing is a recognized leader in market research and online publishing for the medical imaging and clinical diagnostic instruments markets. IMV’s complete line of research reports provides decision makers with site-specific databases and comprehensive market reports.
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announced 11/16/2018 via Company Press Release

Vestar Capital Partners, will acquire Information Resources, Inc.

synopsis: Vestar Capital Partners, a private equity firm, will lead a new investment in Information Resources, Inc., a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights. Jeffrey Ansell, a Vestar Senior Advisor, will serve as Chairman of IRI. New Mountain and other existing investors are retaining a meaningful investment in IRI.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners (VCP) is a private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. VCP collaborates with management teams and private owners to build long- term enterprise value, with a focus on Consumer, Healthcare, and Business Services & Industrial Products."
target parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
target: Information Resources, Inc.
Information Resources, Inc. is a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights that help CPG companies, OTC health care organizations, retailers, financial services and media companies grow their businesses.
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closed 6/25/2012 via PR Newswire

McCann Health, acquired Double Helix

synopsis: McCann Health announced the acquisition of Double Helix. Double Helix is a leading, global provider of Market Research and Market Access services to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Dr. Wayne Phillips, who founded and runs Double Helix, will continue as CEO of Double Helix, reporting to John Cahill, CEO of McCann Health.
buyer parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: McCann Health
Comprising the world's most connected health and wellness experts, McCann Health is the most awarded professional and consumer health communications network with the largest international expertise spanning 35 countries and 61 offices. "
target: Double Helix
Double Helix is an independent healthcare consultancy with headquarters in London and offices in the US and Singapore. Established in 1995, they have been providing pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device clients of all sizes with the knowledge to evolve their brands and businesses.
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$55
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closed 4/14/2009 via BusinessWire

Majestic Research, LLC, acquired Rood Research, Inc.

synopsis: Majestic Research, a global, independent equity research company and a pioneer in data driven analysis, announced its acquisition of New York-based Rood Research – a leading provider of healthcare market research.
buyer: Majestic Research, LLC
Since its inception in 2002, Majestic Research has revolutionized the financial research business with our innovative proprietary methods and tools for accessing real-time data. "
target: Rood Research, Inc.
In the past 15 years, Rood Research has become a leader in providing healthcare research to some of the top pharmaceutical and biotech companies in the world.
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closed 7/30/2008 via BusinessWire

Surveillance Data, Inc., acquired Verispan, LLC

synopsis: SDI, the leader in innovative healthcare analytics, has acquired Verispan, a top provider of healthcare information and services. The acquisition creates the healthcare industry’s most comprehensive de-identified longitudinal database.
buyer parent: LLR Partners
buyer: Surveillance Data, Inc.
SDI provides a wide range of healthcare data and market research to pharmaceutical, consumer products, and healthcare-related companies. Since 1981, SDI's mission has been to provide healthcare data products with high business relevance as well as the means and know-how to put this data into action."
target: Verispan, LLC
Verispan provides a broad array of information products and services to virtually all of the top 50 pharmaceutical companies and the healthcare industry in general, including sales targeting and compensation products; market research audits; healthcare profiles; and direct mail, among many others.
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closed 11/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Schlesinger Group, acquired Focus Pointe Global

synopsis: Schlesinger Group, a leading international data collection and research services company, has acquired Focus Pointe Global, a US marketing research data collection company offering a range of in-person and online qualitative solutions.
buyer parent: Gauge Capital
buyer: Schlesinger Group
Schlesinger Group is a data collection company offering a broad range of qualitative and quantitative research solutions. They provide effective online surveys that include programming and hosting. As the world transforms, they reach for new heights, redefining services beyond clients’ expectations."
target: Focus Pointe Global
Focus Pointe Global is a US marketing research data collection company offering a range of in-person and online qualitative solutions with expertise in the consumer space, clinical studies, and jury research. Its 1.6 million-member QualPanel is a rich source of qualified respondents.
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closed 10/1/2015 via PR Newswire

Spherix Global Insights GmbH, acquired Rare Insights LLC

synopsis: In line with organizational strategy to offer unparalleled insights across professional and patient groups, Spherix Global Insights has acquired Rare Insights, an insight and strategy group with a unique focus on rare and complex conditions. This accelerates Spherix's plans to add syndicated and custom patient insights to their suite of products.
buyer: Spherix Global Insights GmbH
Spherix Global Insights is a business intelligence and market research company headquartered in Switzerland. Spherix differentiates itself by focusing in select specialty markets. They have extensive client-side experience in biopharmaceutical brand management and strategic marketing. "
target: Rare Insights LLC
Rare insights LLC is a market research and strategic consultancy focused on understanding and profiling the everyday experiences of patients with rare diseases and complex conditions, including their critical interactions with caregivers and physicians.
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closed 10/1/2015 via PR Newswire

Spherix Global Insights GmbH, acquired Rare Insights LLC

synopsis: In line with organizational strategy to offer unparalleled insights across professional and patient groups, Spherix Global Insights has acquired Rare Insights, an insight and strategy group with a unique focus on rare and complex conditions. This accelerates Spherix's plans to add syndicated and custom patient insights to their suite of products.
buyer: Spherix Global Insights GmbH
Spherix Global Insights is a business intelligence and market research company headquartered in Switzerland. Spherix differentiates itself by focusing in select specialty markets. They have extensive client-side experience in biopharmaceutical brand management and strategic marketing. "
target: Rare Insights LLC
Rare insights LLC is a market research and strategic consultancy focused on understanding and profiling the everyday experiences of patients with rare diseases and complex conditions, including their critical interactions with caregivers and physicians.
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closed 10/1/2015 via PR Newswire

Spherix Global Insights GmbH, acquired Rare Insights LLC

synopsis: In line with organizational strategy to offer unparalleled insights across professional and patient groups, Spherix Global Insights has acquired Rare Insights, an insight and strategy group with a unique focus on rare and complex conditions. This accelerates Spherix's plans to add syndicated and custom patient insights to their suite of products.
buyer: Spherix Global Insights GmbH
Spherix Global Insights is a business intelligence and market research company headquartered in Switzerland. Spherix differentiates itself by focusing in select specialty markets. They have extensive client-side experience in biopharmaceutical brand management and strategic marketing. "
target: Rare Insights LLC
Rare insights LLC is a market research and strategic consultancy focused on understanding and profiling the everyday experiences of patients with rare diseases and complex conditions, including their critical interactions with caregivers and physicians.
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announced 11/16/2018 via Company Press Release

Vestar Capital Partners, will acquire Information Resources, Inc.

synopsis: Vestar Capital Partners, a private equity firm, will lead a new investment in Information Resources, Inc., a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights. Jeffrey Ansell, a Vestar Senior Advisor, will serve as Chairman of IRI. New Mountain and other existing investors are retaining a meaningful investment in IRI.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners (VCP) is a private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. VCP collaborates with management teams and private owners to build long- term enterprise value, with a focus on Consumer, Healthcare, and Business Services & Industrial Products."
target parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
target: Information Resources, Inc.
Information Resources, Inc. is a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights that help CPG companies, OTC health care organizations, retailers, financial services and media companies grow their businesses.
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closed 1/31/2017 via Company Press Release

DrFirst, Inc., acquired VisibilityRx

synopsis: DrFirst, a pioneer in electronic prescribing, integrated medication management and secure communication for healthcare, has acquired VisibilityRx, a provider of clinical trial recruitment services to life sciences, clinical research organizations and pharmacies. Healthcare companies use VisibilityRx to effectively communicate messages to patients.
buyer: DrFirst, Inc.
DrFirst pioneers software solutions and services that provide real-time access to patient data, improve communication and collaboration at the point of care and across the patient’s circle of caregivers, and enhance the doctor’s clinical view of the patient to help drive better health outcomes. "
target: VisibilityRx
VisibilityRx is the leader in precise patient identification and communication solutions for clinical trials, risk evaluation and mitigation strategies, and market research initiatives. It is utilized by many healthcare companies to effectively communicate their messages to their patients.
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closed 1/26/2005 via PR Newswire

Greenfield Online, Inc., acquired Rapidata.net, Inc.

synopsis: Greenfield Online, Inc SRVY, a leading provider of Internet survey solutions to marketing research and consulting companies, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Rapidata.net, Inc., a privately-held North Carolina corporation, for $5.5 million in cash, subject to certain post closing adjustments.
buyer: Greenfield Online, Inc. (SRVY:$0.00)
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy; and helping companies better understand their customer."
target: Rapidata.net, Inc.
Founded fifteen years ago by research pharmacist and professor David P. Lipson, R.PH., Ph.D., Rapidata.net connects pharmaceutical market researchers to healthcare providers and their patients. This connection allows pharmaceutical market researchers to learn more about the prescription medications
price ($mm)
$5.50
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$2
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closed 4/10/2015 via BusinessWire

PatientBond, LLC, acquired c2b Horizons, LLC

synopsis: PatientBond, LLC, an innovative provider of patient and member engagement solutions, has acquired Cincinnati-based c2b Horizons, LLC, a leader in statistically based consumer profiling techniques for healthcare payers and providers.
buyer parent: Healthcare Growth Partners, LLC
buyer: PatientBond, LLC
Founded in 2011, PatientBond provides next generation patient and member engagement solutions. PatientBond’s highly configurable communications engine supports rapid deployment for a diverse set of engagement use cases. "
target parent: c2b Solutions
target: c2b Horizons, LLC
c2b’s proprietary psychographic profiling tools, validated over multiple studies, allow for classification of members and patients into behavior groups which provide a high level of predictability of individual motivations, communication preferences and actions.
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closed 7/24/2013 via Reuters

Cross Marketing, acquired MedePanel

synopsis: Cross Marketing Group has announced the acquisition of MedePanel, a result-oriented research firm, headquartered in New Jersey. MedePanel supports healthcare business decisions by providing insights from patients, healthcare practitioners and other key healthcare stakeholders.
buyer: Cross Marketing (TSE:3675:$80.11)
Cross Marketing provides a full range of one-stop marketing research services based on their online research DNA, and continuing to evolve further into a marketing solution partner for their clients. "
target: MedePanel
MedePanel Online Inc is a result-oriented research firm, headquartered in New Jersey providing local account management support. MedePanel supports healthcare business decisions by providing insights from patients, healthcare practitioners and other key healthcare stakeholders.
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$3.96*
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closed 2/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., purchased Patient Experience Business from HealthStream, Inc.

synopsis: HealthStream announced the divestiture of its Patient Experience (PX) business to Press Ganey Associates. HealthStream's complete patient experience solution provides census-based survey products that allow healthcare providers to let the voices of their patients guide performance improvement efforts.
buyer parent: EQT
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
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. "
seller: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$259.82)
HealthStream Patient Experience provides census-based survey products that allow healthcare providers to let the voices of their patients guide performance improvement efforts. HealthStream’s SaaS solutions are used by healthcare employees for workforce development, training & learning management.
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closed 1/6/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Boathouse Capital, acquired Universal Survey Center

synopsis: Boathouse Capital's announces its investment in Universal Survey Center, a provider of survey data collection services. Universal Survey provides custom survey solutions to a variety of market research firms, public relations/communications companies, management consulting firms, big data companies, and a variety of other end-users.
buyer: Boathouse Capital
Boathouse Capital is a $120 million private equity firm that invests mezzanine debt and equity into lower middle market businesses across the U.S. Based in Wayne, PA, Boathouse Capital invests $3 million to $15 million to support companies in a variety of industries. "
target: Universal Survey Center
Universal Survey Center provides custom survey solutions to a variety of market research firms, public relations/communications companies, management consulting firms, big data companies, and a variety of other end-users.
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closed 11/1/2018 via Company Press Release

BioInformatics Inc., acquired Kalorama Information

synopsis: BioInformatics Inc., the premier research and advisory company serving the life science industry, has acquired Kalorama Information from MarketResearch. Kalorama Information is a leading publisher of market research in healthcare areas, including in vitro diagnostics, imaging, biotechnology, healthcare, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals.
buyer: BioInformatics Inc.
BioInformatics Inc. is the leading research and advisory firm serving the life science, diagnostic and analytical instrument industries. Their expertise includes assessing the size and attractiveness of markets, optimizing product configurations and pricing and validating corporate acquisitions. "
target parent: MarketResearch.com, Inc.
target: Kalorama Information
Kalorama Information is a leading publisher of market research in healthcare areas, including in vitro diagnostics (IVD), imaging, biotechnology, healthcare, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. Kalorama only publishes in healthcare.
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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:$6,618.00)
The BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting assets include launch product and direct-to-consumer forecasting tools and proprietary normative databases for pharmaceutical brands.
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closed 12/6/2017 via Company Press Release

The Access Group, acquired Health Strategies Group

synopsis: Water Street Healthcare Partners, through its subsidiary, The Access Group, has acquired Health Strategies Group. Health Strategies Group is the leader in market access intelligence and customized research for pharmaceutical and biotech professionals. It dissects trends and identifies opportunities to help companies optimize their product access.
buyer parent: Water Street Healthcare Partners
buyer: The Access Group
The Access Group offers a breadth of services to clients, from traditional “block-and-tackle” launch execution tactics to in-depth market assessments. The company is dedicated to complete product life cycle management, creating brand solutions that drive demand across multiple stakeholder channels. "
target: Health Strategies Group
Health Strategies Group offers a dedicated team of research leaders committed to dissecting the trends, identifying customer needs, and pinpointing the barriers and opportunities for biopharma within the evolving health care environment.
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closed 4/15/2015 via PR Newswire

Insignia Capital Group, acquired Metanexgen, Inc.

synopsis: Insignia Capital Group announced the acquisition of metanexgen from DFW Capital Partners. Based in Bensalem, PA, metanexgen is a provider of technology-enabled multi-channel marketing solutions that allow pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device brands to effectively market their products to healthcare practitioners.
buyer: Insignia Capital Group
Insignia Capital is a private equity firm working with lower-middle market companies. Insignia Capital works with a wide variety of companies but their specialty is consumer, business services and healthcare. "
target parent: DFW Capital Partners
target: Metanexgen, Inc.
Metanexgen is a provider of technology-enabled multi-channel marketing solutions that allow pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device brands to effectively market their products to healthcare practitioners.
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announced 11/12/2014 via Company Press Release

Everyday Health, Inc., will acquire DoctorDirectory.com

synopsis: Everyday Health signed a definitive agreement to acquire DoctorDirectory. Based in North Carolina, DoctorDirectory provides pharmaceutical companies with multi-channel marketing services that target healthcare professionals. DoctorDirectory.com, Inc. also operates as an online directory for finding a doctor by specialty.
buyer: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health, Inc. is a provider of digital health and wellness solutions. They attract consumers and healthcare professionals to their health and wellness properties, and utilize their data and analytics to deliver personalized content experiences and marketing and engagement solutions. "
target: DoctorDirectory.com
DoctorDirectory.com, Inc. operates as an online directory for finding a doctor by specialty. They also provide Healthcare Professionals the opportunity to participate in Market Research and other programs that help shape the healthcare industry.
price ($mm)
$65
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closed 10/16/2014 via Company Press Release

BioPharm Communications, LLC, acquired Carson Analytics

synopsis: BioPharm Communications, a portfolio company of Southfield Capital and minority shareholder Boathouse Capital has announced the acquisition of Carson Analytics. Carson Analytics is a leading provider of integrated commercial analytics solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
buyer parent: Southfield Capital Advisors
buyer: BioPharm Communications, LLC
BioPharm develops promotional medical education programs for customers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The company creates robust clinical content in collaboration with key opinion leaders and delivers it to healthcare practitioners through the company's comprehensive suite. "
target: Carson Analytics
Carson Analytics is a leading provider of integrated commercial analytics solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. They provide advanced analytics solutions including forecasting, promotion response analysis and optimization of promotion mix.
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closed 5/28/2013 via BusinessWire

QPharma, Inc., acquired MD Mindset, LLC

synopsis: QPharma has announced its acquisition of MD Mindset, LLC, a leading physician research firm focused on improving pharmaceutical sales force and marketing effectiveness. The Atlanta, GA-based company will transition operations of MD Snapshot, MD Feedback, MD Fellowship, and iSFE Tracker products and services to Morristown, New Jersey.
buyer: QPharma, Inc.
QPharma provides regulatory compliance and brand support for the pharmaceutical, medical device and other life sciences industries. Sample services include remediation consulting, validation services, project management & auditing, aggregate spend reporting, sample accountability & online training. "
target: MD Mindset, LLC
MD Mindset, founded in 2001, was established to help pharmaceutical and life sciences sales professionals maximize their performance and effectiveness when calling on healthcare professionals for sales details.
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announced 8/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

United Drug plc, will acquire Synopia RX, LLC

synopsis: Irish healthcare services provider United Drug plc, announced an agreement to acquire Synopia RX LLC. SynopiaRx consults with BioTech and Pharmaceutical companies as well as investment organizations to deliver market intelligence, strategies and account management.
buyer: United Drug plc (LSE:UDG:$1,296.52)
United Drug is a leading international healthcare services provider, employing 6,000 people in 35 businesses across Europe and the US. United Drug operates through 4 divisions. United Drug is a provider of services to pharmaceutical retailers and manufacturers. "
target: Synopia RX, LLC
SynopiaRx engages with companies in the BioTech and Pharmaceutical industry to optimize their commercialization of medicines in the managed care marketplace.
price ($mm)
$3.20
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closed 3/23/2012 via BusinessWire

ImpactRx, Inc., acquired AlphaDetail, Inc.

synopsis: ImpactRx, a Symphony Technology Group company, and the pioneer in measuring the impact of promotion on physicians’ attitudes and prescribing behavior, announced that it has acquired AlphaDetail, Inc., a leader in global healthcare primary market research and influence network mapping.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: ImpactRx, Inc.
ImpactRx is the leading provider of consultative and analytically-based promotional effectiveness solutions to the healthcare industry. ImpactRx's ImpactData™ is the industry’s sole source of continuous-capture market promotion and physician treatment data. "
target: AlphaDetail, Inc.
AlphaDetail is a rapidly growing global market research consulting company focused on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. It uses the Internet as a channel to enable rapid, convenient, and effective communication between pharmaceutical companies, healthcare professionals and patients.
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announced 3/8/2012 via PR Newswire

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

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

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

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

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

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