Like Rapidata.net, Inc.

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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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 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:$6,465.00)
The BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting assets include launch product and direct-to-consumer forecasting tools and proprietary normative databases for pharmaceutical brands.
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closed 12/6/2017 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:$1,298.52)
United Drug is a leading international healthcare services provider, employing 6,000 people in 35 businesses across Europe and the US. United Drug operates through 4 divisions. United Drug is a provider of services to pharmaceutical retailers and manufacturers. "
target: Synopia RX, LLC
SynopiaRx engages with companies in the BioTech and Pharmaceutical industry to optimize their commercialization of medicines in the managed care marketplace.
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$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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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:$10,412.00)
IMS Health is the world’s leading provider of market intelligence to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. IMS offers leading-edge market intelligence products and services that are integral to clients’ day-to-day operations. "
target parent: LLR Partners
target: SDI Health LLC
SDI is a leading healthcare market insight and analytics firm. It provides the industry’s most comprehensive de-identified patient-level data to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies, enabling them to better understand the healthcare market.
price ($mm)
$340
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closed 8/2/2010 via BNC Analysis

United Drug plc, acquired InforMed Direct

synopsis: United Drug Plc, an Ireland-based healthcare services provider, has acquired the entire share capital of InforMed Direct Plc, a UK-based healthcare communications and market research agency, for a consideration of GBP11.4 million in cash.
buyer: United Drug plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
United Drug is a leading international healthcare services provider, employing 6,000 people in 35 businesses across Europe and the US. United Drug operates through 4 divisions. United Drug is a provider of services to pharmaceutical retailers and manufacturers. "
target: InforMed Direct
InforMed offers healthcare communications at every stage of the product lifecycle – from development and consultancy to tactical delivery. Its market research and business analysis division delivers quant and qual research, as well as forecasting and market simulation models.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
$16
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EV / rev
1.7x
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closed 1/19/2010 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: Decision Resources, Inc., one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on healthcare insights and analysis, announced that it acquired BioTrends Research Group, the leader in providing specialized, syndicated market research in clinically complex, small to mid-size pharmaceutical markets.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Decision Resources, Inc.
Decision Resources, Inc. is a world leader in research publications, advisory services and consulting designed to help clients shape strategy, allocate resources and master their chosen markets. Decision Resources consists of the medical technology business unit and the biopharma business unit. "
target: BioTrends Research Group, Inc.
BioTrends Research Group, Inc. provides syndicated and custom market research to pharmaceutical manufacturers competing in clinically evolving, specialty pharmaceutical markets.
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announced 5/7/2008 via PR Newswire

Quintiles Transnational Corp., will acquire Eidetics

synopsis: Quintiles Transnational Corp. announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Eidetics, a privately held decision-analytics and market research consulting firm located in Boston as part of its expanding Quintiles Consulting business.
buyer: Quintiles Transnational Corp. (Q:$4,497.17)
Quintiles is the only fully integrated bio and pharmaceutical services provider offering clinical, commercial, consulting and capital solutions. Our 23,000 employees in more than 50 countries have helped develop or commercialize all of the top 30 best-selling drugs. "
target: Eidetics
Eidetics is being acquired by Quintiles. A market research and consulting company serving the world's leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies. Headquartered in Boston, we have extensive international resources to address the global nature of today's marketing challenges.
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closed 12/19/2007 via PR Newswire

Decision Resources, Inc., acquired Arlington Medical Resources Inc.

synopsis: Berkery Noyes, the leading independent investment bank serving the media, information and technology markets, announces that it represented Arlington Medical Resources, Inc. in its sale to Decision Resources, Inc., a portfolio company of Providence Equity Partners, Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Decision Resources, Inc.
Decision Resources, Inc. is a world leader in research publications, advisory services and consulting designed to help clients shape strategy, allocate resources and master their chosen markets. Decision Resources consists of the medical technology business unit and the biopharma business unit. "
target: Arlington Medical Resources Inc.
AMR is a privately held pharmaceutical market research firm headquartered in suburban Philadelphia. We have been serving the market research needs of the pharmaceutical & diagnostic imaging industries since 1988.
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closed 11/22/2004 via PR Newswire

Ventiv Health, acquired HHI Clinical Research & Statistical Services, L.L.C.

synopsis: Ventiv Health, Inc. VTIV, a leading provider of late-stage clinical, sales, marketing and compliance services to pharmaceutical and biotech organizations, today announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of HHI Clinical & Statistical Research Services, L.L.C.
buyer: Ventiv Health
inVentiv Health, Inc. is the leading provider of commercialization and complementary services to the global pharmaceutical, life sciences and biotechnology industries. inVentiv delivers its customized clinical, sales, marketing and communications solutions. "
target: HHI Clinical Research & Statistical Services, L.L.C.
HHI Clinical Research & Statistical Services, L.L.C. is a focused clinical service provider managing statistical analysis and data management functions for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. HHI's services include data support, programming, statistical analysis and report writing. HHI has
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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 6/26/2009 via BNC Analysis

Toluna plc, acquired Greenfield Online, Inc.

synopsis: Toluna, the online research panel, has acquired the majority of the assets of Greenfield Online from Microsoft. Greenfield Online, owner of Ciao Surveys, was acquired by Microsoft in 2008. The $40 million acquisition will make Toluna the largest global supplier of online market research data, with a global market share of over 11%.
buyer: Toluna plc
Toluna plc is a leading global online market research panel and survey technology company. Toluna offers market researchers access to the world's most highly profiled, responsive and rigorously maintained online panel for sample only and full service projects. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Greenfield Online, Inc.
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy; and helping companies better understand their customer.
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$40
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announced 9/10/2008 via PR Newswire

ZM Capital, will purchase Internet survey solutions from Greenfield Online, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft Corp. and Greenfield Online Inc. announced that in connection with the acquisition agreement between the two companies, Microsoft has signed an agreement to sell the Greenfield Online Internet survey solutions business to ZM Surveys LLC, an entity affiliated with ZM Capital L.P., a private equity investment partnership.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia
buyer: ZM Capital
ZM Capital is a private equity investment partnership focused on entertainment and media investments. The partners have extensive experience investing in the marketing services, business information, advertising, interactive entertainment, direct marketing, recorded music, film and television. "
seller parent: Microsoft Corporation
seller: Greenfield Online, Inc.
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy; and helping companies better understand their customer.
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closed 10/8/2008 via

Greenfield Online, Inc. merged with Microsoft Corporation,

synopsis: Greenfield Online, Inc. announced that it entered into a merger agreement to be acquired by Microsoft Corporation, via a cash tender offer for $17.50 per share in a transaction valued at approximately $486 million.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$138,699.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: Greenfield Online, Inc.
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy; and helping companies better understand their customer.
price ($mm)[EV]
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$26
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closed 4/7/2005 via PR Newswire

Greenfield Online, Inc., acquired Ciao AG

synopsis: Greenfield Online, Inc, a leading provider of Internet survey solutions to marketing research and consulting companies, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Munich-based Ciao AG for aggregate consideration valued at approximately $154 million USD.
buyer: Greenfield Online, Inc. (SRVY:$0.00)
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy; and helping companies better understand their customer."
target: Ciao AG
Ciao GmbH is a global digital media and market research services company. The company's properties and services for consumers and businesses reside in two main areas: Comparison Shopping and Internet Survey Solutions
price ($mm)
$153
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$25
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$10
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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
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closed 12/5/2011 via Market Wire

Avatar International LLC, acquired HR Solutions International, Inc.

synopsis: Avatar International, a leading healthcare quality improvement firm, announced its acquisition of HR Solutions International, Inc., a human capital management consulting firm specializing in employee and physician engagement. The firm designs surveys and administers them primarily through email and web-based channels.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Avatar International LLC
Avatar International, a research and consulting company based in Orlando, Fla., specializes in Evidence Based Intelligent Surveys™ and Innovative Strategies™ to transform information into significant quality and efficiency of care improvement for the healthcare industry. "
target: HR Solutions International, Inc.
HR Solutions International designs surveys and administers them primarily through email and web-based channels. Customers access the data through an online reporting tool that provides detailed and customizable results as well as actionable recommendations.
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closed 6/24/2010 via BusinessWire

uSamp, acquired DMS Insights

synopsis: uSamp, one of the world’s fastest-growing online panel and technology companies, announced the acquisition from AOL of DMS Insights, also known as Digital Marketing Services, Inc., online research experts and inventors of the patented River Sample.
buyer: uSamp
uSamp, formerly United Sample Inc., is one of the world’s fastest growing online panel companies, providing survey panelists and technology for use in market research. Founded in 2008, uSamp has 90 team members worldwide and more than 2.0 million global market research panelists. "
target parent: AOL LLC
target: DMS Insights
Founded in 1995, DMS Insights is the inventor of River SampleTM and a leader in delivering high-quality online research. Leveraging its full-service heritage, DMS provides a level of research expertise unseen in other online sample providers.
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$3.60
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closed 6/26/2009 via BNC Analysis

Toluna plc, acquired Greenfield Online, Inc.

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

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

synopsis: SurveyMonkey, the leading provider of online survey solutions, has announced that an investor group led by Spectrum Equity Investors and including Bain Capital Ventures has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority interest in the company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Bain Capital Ventures
Spectrum Equity Investors is one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most experienced private equity investors. They have investment professionals that have invested in more than 150 telecommunications, networking, information services, and media businesses. "
target: SurveyMonkey.com (NasdaqGS:SVMK:$276.92)
Founded in 1999, SurveyMonkey is a leading provider of online survey solutions. Every day, SurveyMonkey helps thousands of people gather the feedback they need to make more informed decisions. SurveyMonkey’s offices are located in Portland, Oregon.
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closed 10/8/2010 via Market Wire

e-Rewards, Inc., acquired Peanut Labs, Inc.

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc. announced the successful completion of its recently announced transaction to acquire Peanut Labs, Inc. ("Peanut Labs"). Effective immediately, Peanut Labs is a wholly-owned subsidiary of e-Rewards.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc., owns Research Now, a global online sampling and online data collection company, recognized for delivering high-quality panelists, high response rates, and industry-leading panel retention rates. "
target: Peanut Labs, Inc.
Peanut Labs enables companies to gather quality data for market research by embedding surveys into a large and diverse population of social media sites. Peanut Labs has grown its respondent pool from 20 million consumers in 2007 to over 240 million consumers to date.
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closed 3/19/2020 via BusinessWire

UserTesting, acquired Teston

synopsis: UserTesting, the leading provider for on-demand human insights, has acquired Teston, a European provider of multilingual experience testing for fast customer feedback. Getting customer feedback is critical for businesses of any size, and Teston has built its feedback solution with a focus on multi-language support from the ground up.
buyer: UserTesting
UserTesting enables every organization to deliver the best customer experience powered by human insight. With UserTesting’s on-demand Human Insight Platform, companies across industries make accurate customer-first decisions at every level, at the speed business demands. "
target: Teston
Teston is a European provider of multilingual experience testing for fast customer feedback. Getting customer feedback is critical for businesses of any size, anywhere around the world–and Teston has built its feedback solution with a focus on multi-language support from the ground up.
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announced 12/15/2009 via Capital IQ

e-Rewards, Inc., will acquire Research Now Plc

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc., the United States' largest online market research panel provider, announced that it has reached an agreement on the terms of a Recommended Acquisition of Research Now PLC, one of the research industry's leading international online fieldwork and panel firms.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc. is the world's largest "by-invitation-only" online research panel provider, serving nearly 1,000 market research clients. With millions of participating panelists, the e-Rewards® Opinion Panels provide research firms with quality respondents. "
target: Research Now Plc
Research Now is one of the leading international online fieldwork and panel specialists to the global market research industry and some of the world's best known companies with offices in London, Paris, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, Athens, New York, San Francisco, and elsewhere.
price ($mm)[EV]
$132 [$122]
rev ($mm)
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closed 7/14/2009 via BusinessWire

Allegiance, Inc., acquired Inquisite, Inc.

synopsis: Allegiance, Inc., a leading provider of voice-of-the-customer (VOC) solutions that help companies capitalize on customer and employee engagement, announced that it has acquired Inquisite, an innovative provider of online survey software based in Austin, Texas.
buyer: Allegiance, Inc.
Allegiance, Inc. provides Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM) solutions that help organizations drive growth and increase profitability through improved customer and employee loyalty and engagement. "
target: Inquisite, Inc.
Inquisite is an easy to use web survey software system that allows non-technical users the ability to easily manage their own web-based surveys.
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closed 10/8/2008 via

Greenfield Online, Inc. merged with Microsoft Corporation,

synopsis: Greenfield Online, Inc. announced that it entered into a merger agreement to be acquired by Microsoft Corporation, via a cash tender offer for $17.50 per share in a transaction valued at approximately $486 million.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$138,699.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: Greenfield Online, Inc.
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy; and helping companies better understand their customer.
price ($mm)[EV]
$461 [$396]
rev ($mm)
$138
EBITDA ($mm)
$26
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
16.0x
closed 12/22/2006 via

MarketingExperiments.com, acquired MarketingSherpa, Inc.

synopsis: MarketingExperiments.com, a research firm that conducts real-time marketing experiments, is acquiring MarketingSherpa, Inc., a research firm that publishes marketing case studies and benchmark data. The two research firms will function as separate but close partners.
buyer: MarketingExperiments.com
MarketingExperiments.com conducts real-time marketing campaign tests with research partners such as the New York Times, Reuters Group, and Encyclopedia Britannica. Research areas include e-commerce marketing, e-mail marketing, online advertising, search engine marketing, and subscription marketing. "
target: MarketingSherpa, Inc.
MarketingSherpa is a research firm publishing practical case studies and benchmark guides for marketing professionals. Topics covered include exclusive data and proven tactics in business-to-business marketing, e-commerce marketing, e-mail marketing, telemarketing, public relations.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/19/2006 via BusinessWire

Austin Ventures, L.P., acquired Perseus Development Corporation

synopsis: Austin Ventures ("AV") today announced the acquisitions of Perseus Development Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise feedback management (EFM) solutions, and WebSurveyor, a leading provider of online survey tools for business professionals.
buyer: Austin Ventures, L.P.
Austin Ventures has worked with talented entrepreneurs to build valuable companies for nearly twenty-five years. With $3.9 billion under management, AV is the most active venture capital and growth equity firm in Texas and one of the most established in the nation. "
target: Perseus Development Corporation
Perseus is leading the transition from web survey software to Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM) solutions that help organizations better understand their world.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/7/2005 via PR Newswire

Greenfield Online, Inc., acquired Ciao AG

synopsis: Greenfield Online, Inc, a leading provider of Internet survey solutions to marketing research and consulting companies, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Munich-based Ciao AG for aggregate consideration valued at approximately $154 million USD.
buyer: Greenfield Online, Inc. (SRVY:$0.00)
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy; and helping companies better understand their customer."
target: Ciao AG
Ciao GmbH is a global digital media and market research services company. The company's properties and services for consumers and businesses reside in two main areas: Comparison Shopping and Internet Survey Solutions
price ($mm)
$153
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
6.2x
EV / EBITDA
15.4x
closed 9/16/2004 via BNC Analysis

Keynote Systems, Inc., acquired Vividence Corp.

synopsis: Keynote Systems Inc., a Web site performance measurement company, said Thursday that it completed the acquisition of Vividence Corp., a privately-held online customer research company, for $20 million in cash.
buyer: Keynote Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1995, Keynote Systems is the worldwide leader in services that improve online business performance and communications technologies. Keynote helps approximately 2,300 corporate customers and 11,000 individual subscribers become "the best of the best" online. "
target: Vividence Corp.
For marketers and executives making high-stakes business decisions, Vividence delivers groundbreaking research and actionable insight into online customer experiences, market trends, and industry strategies.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/28/2008 via PR Newswire

In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd., will acquire NCI Mobility LLP

synopsis: In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd. announced that it will acquire NCI Mobility LLP of Chicago, IL. Both NCI and In-Touch provide mobile data capture and brand research programs to Fortune 5000 business-to-consumer companies in the United States.
buyer: In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd. (TSXV:INX:$13.75)
In-Touch provides integrated solutions for custom data capture and mobile marketing solutions for global enterprise customers. Our wide range of interactive data capture products includes the interactive marketing kiosk, mobile tablets and PDAs, web-based solution, and Interactive Voice Response. "
target: NCI Mobility LLP
NCI Mobility is the expert in event marketing technology. Our client-focused approach combines customized and branded consumer data capture and mobile marketing applications with interactive devices, such as touch-screen kiosks, ultra mobile PCs, and mobile phones.
price ($mm)
$0.08
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/14/2006 via

Millward Brown, acquired All China Strategic Research

synopsis: Millward Brown, a global leader and recognized authority in brand, communications and media research, today announces that it has signed a joint venture agreement with ACSR, one of China's oldest and most respected market research agencies. The deal sees Millward Brown, through its parent WPP, acquiring the majority of ACSR's stock.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Millward Brown
Millward Brown is one of the world's top 10 market research organizations. It is an acknowledged leader in understanding and evaluating brand equity and the contribution of the total communications mix to that understanding. "
target: All China Strategic Research
Over a decade of experience in marketing research, ACSR has a wide range of methodologies for data collection including CATI, CAPI,practicable online panel and online survey.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

AnalitiQs, acquired No Ties

synopsis: AnalitiQs, a Dutch company that is specialized in predicting and explaining people’s behavior, has acquired No Ties, a Dutch company that supports market research agencies, companies and government institutions with field research.
buyer: AnalitiQs
AnalitiQs is a Dutch company that provides organizations with the insights they need to make better decisions through the clever use of data. They are specialized in predicting and explaining people’s behavior; people in the role of employee as well as in the role of customer. "
target: No Ties
No Ties is a Dutch company that supports market research agencies, companies and government institutions with field research. They use their Peil.nl database to conduct political and societal research and its inVotes platform to gather opinions on the quality of services/products of organizations.
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announced 6/2/2011 via Company Press Release

Survey Sampling, Inc., will acquire Opinionology

synopsis: Survey Sampling International (SSI) and Opinionology announced that they have entered into an agreement to combine, pending regulatory approval, bringing together two of the world’s leading global providers of sampling, data collection and data analytic services.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Survey Sampling, Inc.
Survey Sampling, Inc. ("SSI") is the premier global provider of sampling, data collection and data analytic solutions for survey research. SSI reaches respondents in 72 countries via Internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed access offerings. "
target: Opinionology
Since 1987, Opinionology (formerly Western Wats) has helped market researchers worldwide gather opinions from consumers and professionals. The collected information is used by business and government to increase understanding and improve our world. Opinionology is a survey research company.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/27/2010 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: The Dieringer Research Group, Inc., a full service marketing research company located in Brookfield, Wisconsin, has acquired the customer base of Lein/Spiegelhoff, a field service research company also in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
buyer: The Dieringer Research Group, Inc.
Since 1974, The Dieringer Research Group (www.thedrg.com) has provided qualitative and quantitative marketing research and consulting services to companies from a wide range of industries, including: Healthcare, Insurance, Technology, Financial Services, Government, Utilities and Manufacturing. "
target: Lein-Spiegelhoff, Inc.
Lein-Spiegelhoff, Inc., has a reputation based on 35 years of experience with satisfied clients. Specialties include focus groups, individual interviews, phone surveys, product placements, central location testing, ethnographic studies, mock juries, taste tests, in home interviews and music tests.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/9/2006 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Alliance Data has reached an agreement to acquire ICOM Information and Communication Inc. (ICOM), a leading provider of targeted list, marketing data and communication solutions for the direct response, consumer packaged goods (CPG) and over-the-counter pharmaceutical industries in North America.
buyer: Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS:$7,709.50)
Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, managing over 105 million consumer relationships for some of North America's most recognizable companies. "
target: ICOM Information and Communications L.P.
ICOM is a top provider of high quality consumer response lists, data, communications products & analytic services. ICOM’s consumer surveys capture the purchase behaviors and intentions, health conditions, lifestyles, hobbies, interests, product ownership & demographics of North American households.
price ($mm)
$31
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/9/2011 via BNC Analysis

MetrixLab, acquired CRM Metrix

synopsis: Online research firm MetrixLab has bought digital marketing analytics specialist CRM Metrix, creating a combined digital marketing research business of over €30m in annual revenues. MetrixLab works primarily in the areas of new product development, brand communication, e-business performance and customer satisfaction measurement.
buyer: MetrixLab
MetrixLab is a global Online Market Research company, specializing in the areas of New Product Development, Brand Communication, E-Business Performance and Satisfaction Research. MetrixLab has grown to be one of Europe's leading online market research companies. "
target: CRM Metrix
CRM Metrix is the only global company offering digital market research solutions with extensive global experience. It offers a full range of digital market research solutions to help clients make the best decisions at all stages of the digital marketing development process.
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