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

synopsis: The NPD Group announced that it has purchased Nielsen’s VideoScan point-of-sale retail tracking service for the home video market. VideoScan monitors DVD sales, including HD and Blu-ray sales, based on information collected from retailers.
buyer: NPD Group, Inc.
The NPD Group is the leading global provider of consumer and retail market research solutions for a wide range of industries. They offer consumer behavior and point-of-sale (POS) information and industry expertise across more industries than any other market research company. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
VideoScan is Nielsen's point-of-sale retail tracking service for the home video market. VideoScan monitors DVD sales, including HD and Blu-ray sales, based on information collected from retailers.
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closed 12/15/2011 via PR Newswire

Live Nation, Inc., acquired BigChampagne Media Measurement

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment has acquired BigChampagne Media Measurement, a leading developer of technologies for collecting, analyzing and distributing media metrics. BigChampagne's Ultimate Chart platform will power social discovery, content relevancy and product personalization across Live Nation's businesses.
buyer: Live Nation, Inc. (LYV:$11,033.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. "
target: BigChampagne Media Measurement
BigChampagne is a leading developer of technologies for collecting, analyzing and distributing media metrics. The company acquires and analyzes billions of online and offline data points about popular entertainment.
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announced 2/13/2019 via Wall Street Journal

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

synopsis: Data analytics company Nielsen Co. is the winning bidder for the assets of bankrupt television data provider Sorenson Media Inc. Sorenson Media's technology provides networks, broadcasters and advertisers with a complete toolkit to enable, enhance and improve the TV advertising viewing experience.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target: Sorenson Media Inc.
Sorenson Media provides trusted solutions to the television industry and is an innovator in driving the future of television advertising. Their technology provides networks, broadcasters and advertisers with a complete toolkit to enable, enhance and improve the TV advertising viewing experience.
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closed 9/5/2018 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired SuperData Research

synopsis: Nielsen Holdings plc, a global measurement and data analytics company, announced it has completed its acquisition of SuperData Research, a leading provider of market intelligence on digital games, gaming video content and virtual/augmented reality across mobile, PC online, console and other digital platforms.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target: SuperData Research
SuperData offers quantitative and qualitative insights on free-to-play games, digital console, mobile, PC downloadable content, streaming media and gaming video content, esports, and virtual reality. SuperData helps its customers understand what people play, connect to, watch, and spend on.
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Landsberry & James

synopsis: Global measurement company, Nielsen, has acquired Landsberry & James (L&J), a leading media analysis and software company in Sydney, Australia. L&J designs, develops and markets software across the entire media analytics, planning, buying and post analysis process for television, digital, radio, advertising expenditure and advertising creatives.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target: Landsberry & James
Landsberry & James is an international provider of industry leading advertising, media and trading solutions for media owners, media/creative agencies, advertisers and broadcast management systems. Landsberry & James’ products outclass competitors, maximise client opportunities and deliver ROI.
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announced 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., will acquire Ebit

synopsis: AC Nielsen, a subsidiary of Nielsen Group in Brazil, will acquire the e-commerce analysis business, Ebit, from the Naspers Group's Buscapé Company. Ebit, a Brazilian company, helps users check out the reputation of virtual stores. Ebit acts as an online shopping consultant, publishing the certification of virtual stores on its website.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: Ebit
Ebit, a Brazilian company, helps users check out the reputation of virtual stores. Ebit acts as an online shopping consultant, publishing the certification of virtual stores on its website, ebit.com.br. Ebit also conducts surveys of its customers' experience when they purchases at these stores.
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announced 2/14/2018 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Ebiquity has entered into an agreement to sell their Advertising Intelligence business to Nielsen. The business comprises Ebiquity's Portfolio advertising monitoring platform, ePublisher validation and verification platform and communications insight services operating in Australia, Germany, the UK and the US.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
seller: Ebiquity plc (AIM:EBQ:$120.30)
Ebiquity's Advertising Intelligence business is comprised of the Ebiquity Portfolio advertising monitoring platform, the ePublisher validation and verification platform and communications insight services operating in Australia, Germany, the UK and the US.
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closed 1/8/2018 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Global Advertising and Brand Specialist Phoenix Marketing International (PMI) announced the acquisition of Nielsen’s TV Brand Effect (TVBE) assets, which provide resonance tracking capabilities to measure memorability and quality of advertising campaigns as a way to improve ROI.
buyer: Phoenix Marketing International
Phoenix Marketing International is a global marketing services firm with a major specialization in the ad and brand performance measurement space. Phoenix helps clients improve their Brand and Communications, create and refine their products and services, and optimize Customer Experience. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen’s TV Brand Effect (TVBE) assets provide resonance tracking capabilities to measure memorability and quality of advertising campaigns as a way to improve ROI. TV Brand Effect also has the ability to track and optimize media weight and program placement.
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closed 1/2/2018 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: ZS announced it has acquired the assets of BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting from Nielsen. The BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting assets include launch product and direct-to-consumer forecasting tools and proprietary normative databases for pharmaceutical brands.
buyer: ZS Associates
ZS Associates is a global management consulting firm specializing in sales and marketing strategy, operations and execution. Founded in 1983, ZS has grown into a firm of 500 professionals delivering expertise across much of the sales and marketing spectrum. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
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 10/5/2017 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: Nielsen Holdings plc, a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy, has completed its acquisition of Visual IQ, a leading independent provider of Multi-Touch Attribution (MTA) modeling of advertising on digital platforms that helps improve ROI for brand marketers.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target: Visual IQ, Inc.
Visual IQ is the world’s leading marketing intelligence software provider. Leveraging its rich history of marketing attribution expertise, the company provides a single platform for analyzing consumer profiles in combination with tactical marketing performance across all channels and devices.
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closed 8/3/2017 via PR Newswire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired vBrand

synopsis: Nielsen, a global performance management company, announced it has acquired vBrand, an Israel-based technology startup that has developed a machine learning-enabled platform to measure brand exposure and impact in sports programming.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target: vBrand
vBrand is an Israel-based technology startup that has developed a machine learning-enabled platform to measure brand exposure and impact in sports programming.
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closed 7/14/2017 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, a registered investment advisory company, announced its acquisition of certain assets from Nielsen related to television pilot products and services, including pilot testing services and the promotional testing and consumer tracking of those pilots.
buyer: Stagwell Group
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, Fueled By Ramen, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
The acquisition includes certain assets from Nielsen related to television pilot products and services, including pilot testing services and the promotional testing and consumer tracking of those pilots.
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closed 6/14/2017 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, a registered investment advisory company, announced its fund, Stagwell Media LLC, has acquired certain mobile research assets from Nielsen, specifically the Mobile Insights Survey and the Total Communication Survey.
buyer: Stagwell Group
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
The acquisition includes mobile research assets from Nielsen, specifically the Mobile Insights Survey and the Total Communication Survey. Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy.
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closed 2/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Rhiza

synopsis: Global data firm Nielsen Holdings is acquiring Rhiza Inc., a Shadyside-based company that provides media and consumer analytics software. Rhiza’s web-based advertising research and sales tools make Big Data actionable for the media industry, increasing revenue for both media companies and advertisers.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target: Rhiza
Rhiza’s web-based advertising research and sales tools make Big Data actionable for the media industry, increasing revenue for both media companies and advertisers. Media publishers use Rhiza to arm their salespeople with better tools for selling premium advertising.
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closed 1/23/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, acquired The Harris Poll

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

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

synopsis: Market Track, the leader in advertising, eCommerce, brand protection & promotional intelligence solutions, has acquired assets of Nielsen Canada’s Ad Intelligence Service. The acquisition positions Market Track to offer the comprehensive view of the media landscape to Canadian clients, allowing clients to optimize their advertising strategy.
buyer parent: Aurora Capital Group
buyer: Market Track
Market Track is the leading provider of subscription-based advertising, promotions, eCommerce and pricing intelligence solutions in North America. Market Track provides the most comprehensive coverage of key media channels through its monitoring of multi-channel trade and promotional advertising. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen Canada’s Ad Intelligence Service (AIS) provides clients with actionable data to compare activity across media categories, allowing clients to tap into historical data. Nielsen is a global performance management firm that provides a detailed understanding of what consumers watch and buy.
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closed 1/20/2017 via PR Web

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

synopsis: The NPD Group, a market research company, has acquired Nielsen’s U.S. market information and research services for the book industry. The acquisition includes: U.S.-based BookScan, PubTrack™ Digital, PubTrack™ Higher Education, PubTrack™ Christian, Books & Consumers™, PubEasy®, and PubNet®.
buyer: NPD Group, Inc.
The world’s most successful brands turn to NPD Group for unmatched information and insight that gives them a winning business advantage. NPD combines consumer and retail point-of-sale data with analytic solutions to interpret today’s market trends, while anticipating tomorrow’s. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
The acquisition includes Nielsen’s U.S. market information and research services for the book industry. That includes U.S.-based BookScan, PubTrack™ Digital, PubTrack™ Higher Education, PubTrack™ Christian, Books & Consumers™, PubEasy®, and PubNet®.
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closed 1/5/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Carlyle Group, acquired Claritas, Inc.

synopsis: Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group, in partnership with the Indian Hill Group, has acquired Claritas from Nielsen. Claritas is focused on consumer segmentation insights. Claritas’ segmentation methodology and core product, PRIZM, is relied on by marketers, academics, media organizations and other marketing data providers.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$3,068.40)
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $169 billion of assets under management across 125 funds and 177 fund of funds vehicles as of September 30, 2016. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: Claritas, Inc.
Founded in 1971, Claritas is a provider of consumer segmentation analysis for marketers. Claritas’ proprietary segmentation algorithm and differentiated access to data sources provide unique insights to businesses regarding their marketplace and consumers.
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closed 2/1/2017 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: Nielsen announced it has completed its acquisition of Gracenote, the industry's leading media and entertainment metadata provider. Gracenote's global database and technology solutions include multichannel video programming distributors, smart televisions, streaming music services, connected devices, media players and in-car infotainment systems.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target parent: Tribune Media Company
target: Gracenote, Inc.
Gracenote, Inc., provides music and video content and technologies to the world's hottest entertainment products and brands. Gracenote is the industry standard for music and video recognition and is supported by the largest source of music and video metadata.
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closed 9/7/2016 via Company Press Release

Toluna plc, acquired Crossense Interactive

synopsis: Toluna, leading provider of on-demand, real-time digital consumer insights, announces the acquisition of Israeli-based digital tracking solution company, Crossense, from Nielsen’s innovation incubator; Nielsen Innovate. The Crossense team will join Toluna’s R&D center in Haifa, Israel.
buyer parent: Verlinvest
buyer: Toluna plc
Toluna is a leading provider of real-time digital consumer insights and empowers companies to brainstorm ideas, uncover new business opportunities and answer their questions in real time. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: Crossense Interactive
Crossense is a single-source permission-based digital tracking solution which allows unprecedented insight into internet services usage, by passively collecting granular individual traffic in real time.
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closed 6/21/2016 via PR Newswire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Repucom Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: Nielsen announced it has completed its acquisition of Repucom, the global leader in sports measurement, evaluation and intelligence. Repucom‘s solutions allow businesses to better understand and connect with their audiences and customers through media, sponsorship and experiential platforms.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen's Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target: Repucom Pty. Ltd.
Repucom is a trusted adviser and partner in sports and entertainment intelligence, helping clients to maximize their commercial success. Repucom‘s solutions allow businesses to better understand and connect with their audiences and customers through media, sponsorship and experiential platforms.
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closed 3/10/2016 via PR Newswire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Informate Mobile Intelligence Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Nielsen announced it has completed its acquisition of Informate Mobile Intelligence, a leading provider of mobile usage measurement across key markets. The Informate Mobile Intelligence measurement solution allows for the capture of accurate, in-depth usage data on mobile screens through opt-in smartphone panels.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen's Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target parent: Cross-Tab
target: Informate Mobile Intelligence Pvt. Ltd.
Informate Mobile Intelligence Pvt. Ltd. is a global provider of mobile metrics and a pioneer in mobile measurement through on-device metering technology. They measure mobile usage and study mobile consumer behaviors.
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closed 4/1/2019 via PR Web

NPD Group, Inc., purchased POS Sports and Outdoor Tracking Business from SSI Data

synopsis: The NPD Group has acquired SportsOneSource, LLC's (SOS) assets relating to the company’s SSI Data POS Sports and Outdoor tracking business, which provides weekly sports and outdoor retail POS data analytics to the global active lifestyle retail market.
buyer: NPD Group, Inc.
NPD offers data, industry expertise, and prescriptive analytics to help their clients grow their businesses in a changing world. Over 2000 companies worldwide rely on them to help them measure, predict, and improve performance across all channels, including brick-and-mortar and e-commerce. "
seller parent: SportsOneSource Group
seller: SSI Data
SSI Data's POS Sports and Outdoor tracking business provides weekly sports and outdoor retail POS data analytics to the global active lifestyle retail market.
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closed 1/20/2017 via PR Web

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

synopsis: The NPD Group, a market research company, has acquired Nielsen’s U.S. market information and research services for the book industry. The acquisition includes: U.S.-based BookScan, PubTrack™ Digital, PubTrack™ Higher Education, PubTrack™ Christian, Books & Consumers™, PubEasy®, and PubNet®.
buyer: NPD Group, Inc.
The world’s most successful brands turn to NPD Group for unmatched information and insight that gives them a winning business advantage. NPD combines consumer and retail point-of-sale data with analytic solutions to interpret today’s market trends, while anticipating tomorrow’s. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
The acquisition includes Nielsen’s U.S. market information and research services for the book industry. That includes U.S.-based BookScan, PubTrack™ Digital, PubTrack™ Higher Education, PubTrack™ Christian, Books & Consumers™, PubEasy®, and PubNet®.
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closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: The NPD Group announced that it has purchased Nielsen’s VideoScan point-of-sale retail tracking service for the home video market. VideoScan monitors DVD sales, including HD and Blu-ray sales, based on information collected from retailers.
buyer: NPD Group, Inc.
The NPD Group is the leading global provider of consumer and retail market research solutions for a wide range of industries. They offer consumer behavior and point-of-sale (POS) information and industry expertise across more industries than any other market research company. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
VideoScan is Nielsen's point-of-sale retail tracking service for the home video market. VideoScan monitors DVD sales, including HD and Blu-ray sales, based on information collected from retailers.
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announced 10/16/2013 via Company Press Release

NPD Group, Inc., will acquire Leisure Trends Group

synopsis: The NPD Group, a global information company, has signed an agreement to acquire the retail sales tracking and consumer research businesses of Leisure Trends, the Boulder, CO-based leader in market research for the sports and recreation industries. The acquisition does not include Leisure Trends’ Customer Relationship Management (CRM) business.
buyer: NPD Group, Inc.
The NPD Group is the leading global provider of consumer and retail market research solutions for a wide range of industries. They offer consumer behavior and point-of-sale (POS) information and industry expertise across more industries than any other market research company. "
target: Leisure Trends Group
Leisure Trends Group tracks a vast amount of information in the resort, hospitality, outdoor recreation and sports industries. Their retail sale tracking gives access to retail sales intelligence in key specialty retailers, and their consumer research offers customized research programs.
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closed 4/1/2011 via Company Press Release

NPD Group, Inc., acquired In-Stat, LLC

synopsis: The NPD Group today announced that it has finalized the acquisition of In-Stat, an analyst research company focused on the mobile internet and digital entertainment industries. As the newest addition to NPD's analyst-based services, In-Stat will operate to provide global technology analysis and information for a growing client base.
buyer: NPD Group, Inc.
The NPD Group is the leading provider of reliable and comprehensive consumer and retail information for a wide range of industries. More than 1,800 manufacturers and retailers rely on NPD to help them drive critical business decisions at the global, national, and local market levels. "
target: In-Stat, LLC
In-Stat’s market intelligence combines technical, market and end-user research and database models to analyze the Mobile Internet and Digital Entertainment ecosystems. Businesses rely on In-Stat to support critical business, product and technology decisions.
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closed 5/27/2010 via BusinessWire

NPD Group, Inc., acquired LGI Network, LLC.

synopsis: The NPD Group, a leading market research company, announced that it has acquired LGI Network, which provides retail point-of-sale information on fine watches and branded jewelry. NPD tracks sales of fashion watches and other accessories through its consumer and retail tracking services.
buyer: NPD Group, Inc.
The NPD Group is the leading provider of reliable and comprehensive consumer and retail information for a wide range of industries. More than 1,800 manufacturers and retailers rely on NPD to help them drive critical business decisions at the global, national, and local market levels. "
target: LGI Network, LLC.
LGI Network is the leading provider of retail measurement services to the U.S. watch and jewelry industry. Its Time Tracker™ and Branded Jewelry Tracker™ services provide brand and category-level sales information to over half the leading watch and branded jewelry companies.
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closed 10/3/2005 via BNC Analysis

NPD Group, The, acquired DisplaySearch

synopsis: The NPD Group, a global provider of consumer and retail information and insights, announced it has acquired DisplaySearch, the premier provider of market research, analysis and conferences for the flat panel display industry.
buyer: NPD Group, The
The NPD Group provides global sales and marketing information that helps our clients make more informed, fact-based decisions in order to optimize their businesses. Many of the world's most successful companies rely on us for insight on what is selling, where and why so that they can understand and "
target: DisplaySearch
DisplaySearch was founded due to dissatisfaction with reports from existing display-related market research firms. DisplaySearch’s founder, Ross Young, believed existing English-language reports lacked sufficient depth and analysis due to their analysts’ lack of industry experience, absence of Asia
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closed 7/1/2005 via BusinessWire

NPD Group, The, acquired STS Market Research

synopsis: The NPD Group, a global provider of consumer and retail information and insights, has acquired STS Market Research, a Cambridge-based market research company serving the fashion industry. As part of the acquisition, NPD has also acquired the STS longitudinal research panel, AccuPanel(SM). The transaction was completed July 1, 2005.
buyer: NPD Group, The
The NPD Group provides global sales and marketing information that helps our clients make more informed, fact-based decisions in order to optimize their businesses. Many of the world's most successful companies rely on us for insight on what is selling, where and why so that they can understand and "
target: STS Market Research
STS has forged uncommon capabilities that are used not only to gather and interpret data seamlessly, but also to help generate insights and new ideas and capabilities that set us apart from other market research companies. STS combines the agility and responsiveness of a small firm with the intellec
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

InSites Consulting, acquired ABN Impact

synopsis: InSites Consulting, one of the world’s most innovative insight agencies, announced its acquisition of Asian online insight community innovator ABN Impact. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, ABN Impact has established itself as the reference agency across Asia for delivering continuous customer insights through insight communities.
buyer: InSites Consulting
InSites Consulting is a next generation insights agency stretching the boundaries of marketing research since 1997. InSites Consulting is a pioneer in empowering brands to take better and faster decisions with consumer insights at the core. "
target: ABN Impact
ABN Impact is an online insight community innovator. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, ABN Impact has established itself as the reference agency across Asia for delivering continuous customer insights through insight communities.
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closed 11/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Bastion Collective, acquired dogsbollocks5

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

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

Savanta, acquired Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc.

synopsis: Savanta, the global intelligence business, has acquired Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc. (HSR Associates), the New Jersey-based marketing research consultancy. Founded in 1975, HSR Associates has a reputation as one of the premier boutique research agencies, providing custom strategic research services to corporations across the US.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Savanta
Based in London, Savanta's offerings include: data collection and analysis – with access to 100m respondents through its proprietary technology platform; bespoke research and consulting – consisting of tailored tools structured in industry and methodology practices; and intelligence products. "
target: Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc.
Founded in 1975, boutique research agency Hase/Schannen Research Associates (HSR Associates) offers custom strategic research services to corporations across a variety of industries in the US and abroad. HSR Associates is a full-service market research firm of just the right size.
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closed 7/10/2019 via Company Press Release

InSites Consulting, acquired Join the Dots

synopsis: InSites Consulting, a UK company that is continuously pushing the boundaries of marketing research for deeper engagement, more inspiration, and longer lasting impact, has acquired Join the Dots, a UK innovative, award-winning consumer insight agency that gets brands closer to consumers and their cultures.
buyer: InSites Consulting
Based in the UK, InSites Consulting is continuously pushing the boundaries of marketing research for deeper engagement, more inspiration, and longer lasting impact. They help clients connect with consumers all over the world, combining consistency and efficiency with local flavor and context. "
target: Join the Dots
Headquartered in the UK, Join the Dots is an innovative, award-winning consumer insight agency that gets brands closer to consumers and their cultures. Their approach brings together rigorous primary research with the latest thinking in psychology, behavioral economics and consumer trends.
price ($mm)
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announced 7/8/2019 via PR Newswire

LAC Group, will acquire ShiftCentral

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

Macromill, Inc., acquired W&S Group

synopsis: Macromill, Inc., global marketing research company, has acquired acquired a 51% stake in W&S Group, an online and offline marketing research business in Southeast Asia. W&S Group conducts 2,000 research projects each year and continuously collects consumer insights to provide essential data for the development of their client's business.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Macromill, Inc. (TSE:3978:$388.99)
Based in Japan, Macromill is a rapidly growing global market research and digital marketing solutions provider. They bring together the collective power of their specialist companies to provide innovative data and insights that drive clients' smarter decisions. "
target: W&S Group
W&S Group is an online and offline marketing research business in Southeast Asia. W&S Group conducts 2,000 research projects each year and continuously collects consumer insights to provide essential data for the development of their client's business.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/28/2019 via Company Description

Brandwatch, acquired Qriously, Inc.

synopsis: Brandwatch, the world-leading social intelligence company, has acquired Qriously, a London-based SaaS research platform. Qriously enables businesses to accesses the mindset of billions of people all over the world by asking questions on mobile devices.
buyer: Brandwatch
Brandwatch is the world's enterprise social intelligence leader, empowering 1,400 of the planet's most admired brands and agencies including Unilever, Walmart and Dell to make insightful, data-driven business decisions. "
target: Qriously, Inc.
Qriously is a London-based SaaS research platform. Qriously enables businesses to accesses the mindset of billions of people all over the world by asking questions on mobile devices. Answers to those questions are used to unearth valuable insights and engage relevant audiences.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

BVA Group, acquired Doxa S.p.A

synopsis: BVA Group, a market research agency in France, has acquired Doxa, an Italian market research and opinion poll business. Doxa has a team of over 140 professionals dedicated to data collection, analysis, and interpretation. They offer a network of 1,000 interviewers, 5,000 mystery shoppers, and a mobile community of 10,000 active digital consumers.
buyer: BVA Group
BVA Group is a market research agency in France. BVA offers quantitative and qualitative solutions and specializes in four major areas of expertise: point-of-sale activation, customer experience, big data and behavioral change. "
target: Doxa S.p.A
Doxa is an Italian market research and opinion poll business. Doxa has a team of over 140 professionals dedicated to data collection, analysis, and interpretation. They offer a network of over 1,000 interviewers, 5,000 mystery shoppers, and a mobile community of 10,000 active digital consumers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$27
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/1/2018 via Company Press Release

DBM Consultants merged with Illuminera,

synopsis: DBM Consultants, Australia’s leading provider of insights based consulting for the financial services industry, has merged with Illuminera, a specialist data-empowered consultancy, focused primarily on the pharmaceuticals and consumer goods sectors in Asia.
buyer: Illuminera
Illuminera was founded as a market research agency in 2007 and has evolved to become a specialist data-empowered consultancy, focused primarily on the pharmaceuticals and consumer goods sectors in Asia. "
target: DBM Consultants
DBM Consultants provide evidence based insights to support decisions on pricing, priority target marketing, new product development, customer experience initiatives, branding and advertising.
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closed 7/16/2018 via PR Newswire

Illumination Research merged with Radius Global Market Research,

synopsis: Leading global market research firm Radius Global Market Research announced it is merging with Illumination Research, expanding the combined firm's qualitative and quantitative research offerings. Illumination Research has developed new ways of uncovering and understanding human behaviors via qualitative research.
buyer: Radius Global Market Research
Radius Global Market Research is one of the largest independent market research companies based in the U.S. The company provides unique insights, effective processes and unmatched experience resulting in proven return on investment for leading global marketers. "
target: Illumination Research
Founded in 2005 by Karri Bass and Jeff Bass, Illumination Research has earned a reputation for its innovative approaches, including developing new ways of uncovering and understanding human behaviors via qualitative research.
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Symphony Technology Group, acquired Morpace Inc.

synopsis: Market Strategies International and Morpace Inc. announce they are combining into one firm, as part of an acquisition of both firms by Symphony Technology Group (STG). Morpace is a full-service market research and consulting firm focused on branding and communication, customer experience management, and product development.
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is the private equity partner for market-leading data, software and analytics companies. The firm brings expertise, flexibility, and resources to build strategic value and unlock the potential of innovative companies. "
target: Morpace Inc.
Morpace Inc. is a full-service market research and consulting firm worldwide. The company focuses on branding and communication, customer experience management, and product development. Their team specializes in automotive, financial services, healthcare, and retail & consumer goods.
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Symphony Technology Group, acquired Market Strategies International

synopsis: Market Strategies International and Morpace Inc. announce they are combining into one firm, as part of an acquisition of both firms by Symphony Technology Group (STG). Market Strategies International is a market research firm with expertise in communications, consumer goods, energy, financial services, healthcare, technology and wealth management.
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is the private equity partner for market-leading data, software and analytics companies. The firm brings expertise, flexibility, and resources to build strategic value and unlock the potential of innovative companies. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Market Strategies International
Market Strategies International is a top market research firm with expertise in communications, consumer goods, energy, financial services, healthcare, technology and wealth management. They give people a voice in the products, services, and policies and make market research a positive force.
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announced 6/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Macromill, Inc., will acquire Tokyo Survey Research Inc.

synopsis: Macromill Inc., a global market research and digital marketing solutions provider, will be acquiring 51% of the shares of Tokyo Survey Research & Co., Ltd., an independent full-service marketing research agency. Tokyo Survey Research has strong long-term relationships with customers in various industries based in Tokyo and Osaka.
buyer: Macromill, Inc. (TSE:3978:$388.99)
Based in Japan, Macromill is a rapidly growing global market research and digital marketing solutions provider. They bring together the collective power of their specialist companies to provide innovative data and insights that drive clients' smarter decisions. "
target parent: Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
target: Tokyo Survey Research Inc.
Tokyo Survey Research & Co., Ltd is an independent full-service marketing research agency headquartered in Tokyo . With over 48 years of experience, the company is one of the pioneers in both qualitative and quantitative research in Japan.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 4/25/2018 via PR Web

Lieberman Research Worldwide, Inc., acquired Kelton

synopsis: Lieberman Research Worldwide (LRW) announced it has completed the acquisition of Kelton Global, an award-winning insights and strategy firm. Kelton is known for utilizing a full suite of insights tools to solve branding, innovation, and marketing communications challenges for clients.
buyer: Lieberman Research Worldwide, Inc.
Lieberman Research Worldwide (LRW) is a leading provider of consultative market research, data analytics, and data collection services. LRW provides a consultative, highly analytical approach to market research and data collection in order to generate actionable business insights for its customers. "
target: Kelton
Kelton is a strategic consultancy that helps global businesses discover new paths to growth. Kelton integrates market research, cultural insights, branding, communications, and design to move brands confidently into the future.
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closed 7/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Gree, Inc., acquired Quant Corporation

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

Claritas, Inc., acquired Geoscape International

synopsis: Claritas, a leading provider of consumer segmentation analysis and tools for improving marketing performance, acquired Miami-based Geoscape International Inc., experts in multicultural business intelligence. Geoscape provides automated intelligence systems, unique data products, research and analytic services for companies.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Claritas, Inc.
Founded in 1971, Claritas is a provider of consumer segmentation analysis for marketers. Claritas’ proprietary segmentation algorithm and differentiated access to data sources provide unique insights to businesses regarding their marketplace and consumers. "
target: Geoscape International
Geoscape provides automated intelligence systems, unique data products, research and analytic services for companies seeking to accelerate growth by tapping into the growth of new mainstream consumers in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
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closed 12/7/2017 via Company Press Release

Weber Shandwick Worldwide, acquired Bomoda

synopsis: Weber Shandwick announced its acquisition of Bomoda, a leading data science and business intelligence firm with deep specialization in China. Bomoda empowers clients with unique insights delivered via a proprietary SaaS analytics application, as well as via custom reports targeted to specific market needs.
buyer parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: Weber Shandwick Worldwide
Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications and engagement firm in 77 cities across 31 countries. The firm deploys deep expertise in across sectors and specialty areas, including consumer marketing, corporate reputation, healthcare, technology, public affairs, and more. "
target: Bomoda
Leveraging data collected and analyzed from China’s leading digital platforms, Bomoda empowers clients with unique insights delivered via a proprietary SaaS analytics application, as well as via custom reports targeted to specific market needs.
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closed 10/2/2017 via PR Newswire

ITA Group, acquired Chadwick Martin Bailey

synopsis: ITA Group, a worldwide leader in corporate engagement solutions, has announced its acquisition of Boston-based market research and strategy firm Chadwick Martin Bailey. Chadwick Martin Bailey collaborates on game-changing initiatives including market identification and segmentation, brand health invigoration and product and service development.
buyer: ITA Group
As a global engagement solutions expert, ITA Group creates and manages events, incentives and recognition programs that align and motivate every organization's most valuable asset—its people. ITA Group's innovative engagement solutions are uniquely designed to maximize business impact and value. "
target: Chadwick Martin Bailey
Chadwick Martin Bailey is a market research and strategy firm partnering with a select group of the world's leading brands. CMB collaborates on game-changing initiatives including market identification and segmentation, brand health invigoration and product and service development.
price ($mm)
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announced 9/21/2017 via PR Newswire

MetrixLab, will acquire Acturus, Inc.

synopsis: Global market research company Macromill, Inc. has agreed to acquire Acturus, Inc. through its subsidiary, MetrixLab. Acturus is a specialist research agency. Its global and local client list spans the alcoholic beverages, cosmetics and lubricant sectors. It also enjoys a strong reputation for its influencer-focused research.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: MetrixLab
MetrixLab provides consumer insights that drive smarter business decisions. As a truly digital global research agency, they pioneer new technologies and integrate multiple data sources to push the boundaries of research. "
target: Acturus, Inc.
Acturus, Inc. is a specialist research agency. Its impressive global and local client list spans the alcoholic beverages, cosmetics and lubricant sectors. It also enjoys a strong reputation for its influencer-focused research and historical datasets.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
$23
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
4.5x

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