Like RSI Research Solutions Inc.

closed 6/23/2017 via Company Press Release

Environics Analytics Group Ltd., acquired RSI Research Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Environics Analytics (EA) announced that it has acquired the business and assets of RSI Research Solutions Inc. (RSI). Founded in 2002, RSI is a Toronto-based analytics solutions provider that helps clients access better consumer insight by connecting them with the right data, the right platforms and industry-leading customer service.
buyer: Environics Analytics Group Ltd.
One of North America’s premier marketing and analytical services companies, Environics Analytics helps customers turn data and analytics into insight, strategy and results. EA offers the full range of analytical services and provides authoritative reports, software and modeling approaches. "
target: RSI Research Solutions Inc.
Founded in 2002, RSI is a Toronto-based analytics solutions provider that helps clients access better consumer insight by connecting them with the right data, the right platforms and industry-leading customer service.
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closed 3/4/2015 via PR Newswire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired eXelate

synopsis: Nielsen announced that it has completed its acquisition of eXelate, a leading provider of data and technology to facilitate the buying and selling of advertising across programmatic platforms. This acquisition allows Nielsen to enable its clients to make better and faster marketing and media decisions.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. "
target: eXelate
eXelate provides data and insight on online purchase intent, household demographics and behavioral propensities that enable digital advertisers to make optimal marketing decisions. Its team consists of 50+ international employees dedicated to providing the best service to digital advertisers.
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$200
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announced 4/17/2017 via BusinessWire

Vista Equity Partners, will acquire Market Track

synopsis: Market Track, LLC, the leader in advertising, eCommerce, brand protection, and promotional intelligence solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”), a leading private equity firm focused on investments in software, data, and technology-enabled businesses.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based investment firm with more than $28 billion in cumulative capital commitments, currently invests in software, data and technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. "
target parent: Aurora Capital Group
target: Market Track
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Market Track is the leading provider of advertising, promotion, and eCommerce intelligence solutions, offering the most comprehensive coverage of key media channels available.
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closed 2/8/2017 via BusinessWire

Market Track, acquired Brandtale

synopsis: Market Track, LLC, the leader in advertising, eCommerce, brand protection, and promotional intelligence solutions, has acquired Brandtale, the industry’s leading platform for digital branded content and native advertising competitive intelligence. Brandtale’s exclusive database includes years of branded content campaigns from over 4,000 brands.
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. "
target: Brandtale
Brandtale offers insights and intelligence around the branded content community. Brandtale’s web-based platform will allow clients to access and monitor creative execution across all key media types, providing customers with insights to better understand their competitors’ advertising campaigns.
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closed 8/10/2012 via PR Newswire

Aurora Capital Group, acquired Market Track

synopsis: Aurora Capital Group, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has acquired Market Track, LLC, the leading provider of promotional intelligence solutions in North America, from Monitor Clipper Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm.
buyer: Aurora Capital Group
Aurora Capital Group is a private equity firm that acquires and builds companies in partnership with operating management. The Firm currently manages approximately $2 billion in capital and is committed to investing in middle market companies with unique, defensible market positions. "
target parent: Monitor Venture Associates, LLC
target: Market Track
Offered via a web-based software-as-a-service platform called FeatureVision, Market Track's solutions enable retailers and manufacturers of consumer goods to efficiently monitor and analyze causal data to maximize the value of their promotional campaigns.
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closed 11/23/2016 via PR Newswire

Pathmatics, acquired WhatRunsWhere

synopsis: Pathmatics, digital advertising’s leading competitive tracking platform, announced the complete acquisition of WhatRunsWhere.com (WRW). WRW delivers the precise intel that performance marketers need to monitor the competition’s placements and creatives across the mobile and desktop web.
buyer: Pathmatics
Pathmatics delivers ad intel scaled to the digital ecosystems of the larger advertiser, publisher and adtech player who require deeper insights including comprehensive ad spending and impression estimates, specific formats, and ad paths. "
target: WhatRunsWhere
WhatRunsWhere, a competitive intelligence service for online media buying, allows users to look up what advertisers are doing online: where they are running ads, from who they are buying inventory, and what exact ads they are using.
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closed 11/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Brunico Communications, purchased Marketing, CARD, and NLA from Rogers Media Inc.

synopsis: Brunico Communications announced that it has acquired certain assets relating to the marketing segment of Rogers Media‘s publication business, including Marketing, CARDonline (CARD) and the National List of Advertisers (NLA). Marketing is a magazine and conference for the advertising industry. CARD and NLA are databases for media buyers.
buyer: Brunico Communications
Brunico Communications is a business-to-business publishing and events company, serving the Canadian marketing and media community and the global entertainment industry. "
seller parent: Rogers Communications Inc.
seller: Rogers Media Inc.
Rogers Media's Marketing brand launched in 1908 and includes a quarterly magazine, online daily news and annual conferences and events for the advertising industry. CARD and NLA are databases designed to help media agencies and advertisers make informed media buying decisions.
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closed 11/5/2013 via BusinessWire

Clarion Capital Partners, LLC, acquired SQAD, Inc.

synopsis: SQAD, the largest independent source in the US for TV, radio and digital cost analysis, announced that Clarion Capital Partners has completed an acquisition of the company. The partnership will allow SQAD to grow through refinement of existing products and an investment in data driven product development across new and existing verticals.
buyer: Clarion Capital Partners, LLC
Clarion Capital Partners, LLC is a private equity investment firm which seeks to make primarily control private equity investments in a diversified portfolio of middle-market companies. The firm focuses in industries such as Business, Healthcare, Financial, Consumer Products, Retail, and Media. "
target: SQAD, Inc.
SQAD is recognized as the industry standard media cost forecasting source for national TV. SQAD provides reliable media cost data to advertising agencies, media buying companies, advertisers, television and radio stations, cable companies, program syndicators and Internet publishers.
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closed 5/14/2018 via PE Hub

Winmo, acquired RedBooks

synopsis: Northlane Capital Partners (NCP) announced that The List, a portfolio company of NCP, through its subsidiary Winmo, has acquired RedBooks. RedBooks provides competitive intelligence and prospecting data to media companies, advertising agencies, manufacturers, advertising services and suppliers, libraries and more.
buyer parent: Northlane Capital Partners
buyer: Winmo
Winmo is the leading B2B sales intelligence provider for the advertising industry. Taking the guess work out of prospecting, Winmo guides those who target national advertisers and their agencies to the right decision-makers, on the right accounts, at the precisely the right time. "
target: RedBooks
RedBooks provides competitive intelligence and prospecting data to media companies, advertising agencies, manufacturers, advertising services and suppliers, libraries and more. RedBooks monitors nearly 9,000 worldwide agency parent companies and over 4,400 U.S. publicly traded companies.
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closed 1/31/2012 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, acquired MyMediaInfo

synopsis: Thomson Reuters has acquired RedEgg, a provider of media intelligence solutions for PR and marketing professionals. The acquisition builds on an existing relationship with RedEgg whose MyMediaInfo media contact database and MyNewsBrief service are already available to Thomson ONE Public Relations and Thomson Reuters InPublic customers.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,721.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target: MyMediaInfo
As a leading provider of media intelligence and analysis solutions, MyMediaInfo develops innovative tools that are instrumental in helping public relations and marketing professionals meet their business objectives.
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closed 11/10/2006 via BusinessWire

infoUSA, Inc., acquired Rubin Response Services Inc

synopsis: infoUSA, the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases has acquired Rubin Response Services, Inc. of Schaumburg, Illinois. The company plans to integrate Rubin Response’s operations with those of its existing list management, list brokerage subsidiary, Walter Karl.
buyer: infoUSA, Inc. (IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions. "
target: Rubin Response Services Inc
The two divisions of Rubin Response - list brokerage and list management -deliver complete mailing list solutions for the entire direct marketing community.
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closed 3/31/2014 via BusinessWire

Wunderman, acquired FusePump Ltd.

synopsis: Wunderman, the world’s largest digital agency network, has acquired FusePump Ltd., a company specializing in product data and content for digital marketing, in a strategic move that will enhance Wunderman’s data offerings in EMEA and beyond.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman
Wunderman offers Brand Experience, Consumer Engagement, Data & Insights and World Health marketing solutions. Powered by complex analytics and strategic insight, creative content engages the consumer as participant, creator and champion in always-on conversations to propel their clients’ growth. "
target: FusePump Ltd.
FusePump are experts in the area of product data, product data management and multi-channel marketing. FusePump extracts product data from e-commerce websites and other data sources, making it available for integration into hundreds of marketing channels and advertising applications.
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$5
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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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closed 8/29/2012 via BusinessWire

WhatRunsWhere, acquired Mobile Ad Spy

synopsis: WhatRunsWhere, a service that enables ad agencies and advertisers to track competitors’ online ad campaigns, now offers the same capabilities for the first time in the mobile market following the acquisition of UK-based startup Mobile Ad Spy.
buyer: WhatRunsWhere
WhatRunsWhere, a competitive intelligence service for online media buying, allows users to look up what advertisers are doing online: where they are running ads, from who they are buying inventory, and what exact ads they are using. "
target: Mobile Ad Spy
Mobile Ad Spy enables ad agencies and advertisers to track competitors’ online ad campaigns in the mobile market.
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closed 1/18/2006 via PR Newswire

Subjex Corporation, acquired FarSuperior Management LLC

synopsis: Subjex Corporation today disclosed that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of FarSuperior Management LLC's primary business, FarSuperior.com. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Subjex Corporation
Subjex Corporation has become the standard in artificial intelligence dialogue reasoning customer service. Their products, SubjexCSR and SubjexME facilitate meaningful text-based humanlike conversations with thousands of web site visitors simultaneously. "
target: FarSuperior Management LLC
FarSuperior.com is a profitable zip code/category based business directory and search engine that fosters improved interaction between local retailers, their walk-in customers and Internet searchers.
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closed 8/31/2015 via BusinessWire

Market Track, acquired Commercially Retail

synopsis: Market Track, LLC, the leading provider of advertising, brand protection and pricing intelligence solutions in North America, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Commercially Retail, Australia and New Zealand’s leading retail advertising monitoring company.
buyer parent: Aurora Capital Group
buyer: Market Track
Offered via a web-based software-as-a-service platform called FeatureVision, Market Track's solutions enable retailers and manufacturers of consumer goods to efficiently monitor and analyze causal data to maximize the value of their promotional campaigns. "
target: Commercially Retail
Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Commercially Retail provides facts and insights in relation to retailer driven advertising across both digital and print based mediums, via its software-as-a-service platform.
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closed 6/23/2017 via Company Press Release

Environics Analytics Group Ltd., acquired RSI Research Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Environics Analytics (EA) announced that it has acquired the business and assets of RSI Research Solutions Inc. (RSI). Founded in 2002, RSI is a Toronto-based analytics solutions provider that helps clients access better consumer insight by connecting them with the right data, the right platforms and industry-leading customer service.
buyer: Environics Analytics Group Ltd.
One of North America’s premier marketing and analytical services companies, Environics Analytics helps customers turn data and analytics into insight, strategy and results. EA offers the full range of analytical services and provides authoritative reports, software and modeling approaches. "
target: RSI Research Solutions Inc.
Founded in 2002, RSI is a Toronto-based analytics solutions provider that helps clients access better consumer insight by connecting them with the right data, the right platforms and industry-leading customer service.
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closed 6/23/2017 via Company Press Release

Environics Analytics Group Ltd., acquired RSI Research Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Environics Analytics (EA) announced that it has acquired the business and assets of RSI Research Solutions Inc. (RSI). Founded in 2002, RSI is a Toronto-based analytics solutions provider that helps clients access better consumer insight by connecting them with the right data, the right platforms and industry-leading customer service.
buyer: Environics Analytics Group Ltd.
One of North America’s premier marketing and analytical services companies, Environics Analytics helps customers turn data and analytics into insight, strategy and results. EA offers the full range of analytical services and provides authoritative reports, software and modeling approaches. "
target: RSI Research Solutions Inc.
Founded in 2002, RSI is a Toronto-based analytics solutions provider that helps clients access better consumer insight by connecting them with the right data, the right platforms and industry-leading customer service.
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closed 3/21/2016 via Company Press Release

Environics Analytics Group Ltd., acquired Boire Filler Group

synopsis: Environics Analytics, the premier marketing and analytical services company in Canada, announced that it has acquired the Boire Filler Group, a Toronto-based marketing company that specializes in predictive analytics, data management, business intelligence and customer-centric services.
buyer: Environics Analytics Group Ltd.
Environics Analytics is the premier marketing and analytical services company in Canada. Specializing in segmentation, site modelling and custom analytics, the Toronto-based company provides data-driven market insights to help clients find and keep their customers. "
target: Boire Filler Group
Boire Filler Group is a Toronto-based marketing company that specializes in predictive analytics, data management, business intelligence and customer-centric services.
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closed 7/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bain Capital, acquired The Kantar Group

synopsis: WPP has sold a 60% majority stake in Kantar to Bain Capital, one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms. Kantar is home to some the leading research, data and insights brands. They offer market research into the way people live, shop, vote, watch and tweet – in over a hundred countries worldwide.
buyer: Bain Capital
Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with more than $105 billion in assets under management that creates lasting impact for their investors, teams, businesses and the communities in which they live. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: The Kantar Group
Kantar is home to some of the world's leading research, data and insights brands. They offer market research into the way people live, shop, vote, watch and tweet – in over a hundred countries worldwide.
price ($mm)
$2,412*
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$3,263
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$492
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1.2x
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8.2x
closed 7/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

MRSS India, acquired Market Probe Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

synopsis: Majestic Research Services and Solutions Ltd has acquired 100% stake in Singapore-based market research company Market Probe Asia Pacific Pte Ltd from its US parent – Market Probe Inc. in an all cash deal.
buyer parent: Majestic MRSS
buyer: MRSS India
MRSS India is the largest independent Market Research Agency in India relying exhaustively on usage of technology for data acquisition thereby ensuring reliability, validity checks as also faster turnaround time. The research team of MRSS India has presence in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. "
target parent: Market Probe
target: Market Probe Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Market Probe Asia is a full service research agency with over 800 projects under its belt across public, private and government sectors. Research methodologies currently practiced by Market Probe Asia include web surveys, face to face interviews, street intercept, and dip stick polls among others.
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closed 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Dieringer Research Group, Inc., acquired Probe Research Services, Inc.

synopsis: Brookfield, WI-based The Dieringer Research Group Inc. has acquired Milwaukee, WI-based Probe Research Services Inc. Founded in 1985, Probe Research Services provides marketing research analysis and consultation to a wide variety of industries, both B2C and B2B.
buyer: The Dieringer Research Group, Inc.
The Dieringer Research Group (DRG) is a full-service, WBENC-certified marketing research consulting firm with over 40 years experience in research design and execution. Founded in 1974, the family-owned company has grown to provide a complete suite of qualitative and quantitative methodologies. "
target: Probe Research Services, Inc.
Founded in 1985, Probe Research Services is a Wisconsin based company that provides marketing research analysis and consultation. They are experienced in a wide variety of industries, both B2C and B2B. They solve strategic marketing problems to enhance a company's success and profitability.
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closed 9/7/2016 via PR Web

Lieberman Research Worldwide Company, acquired MotiveQuest

synopsis: Lieberman Research Worldwide, a leading market research and global analytics consultancy, announced that it has completed the purchase of MotiveQuest, an award-winning, technology-enabled, social media insights company. As an industry innovator, MotiveQuest has been at the forefront of extracting market research insights from social big data.
buyer parent: Tailwind Capital Partners
buyer: Lieberman Research Worldwide Company
LRW (Lieberman Research Worldwide) is recognized as one of ten most innovative firms in its industry and is one of the 25 largest marketing research firms in the world. Since 1973, LRW has been providing its data-driven consulting services to management teams of top global brands. "
target: MotiveQuest
MotiveQuest is a premium listening research and consulting company founded in 2003. MotiveQuest pioneered Online Anthropology, combining social data, software and consulting expertise to help clients solve complex, modern marketing challenges.
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announced 7/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Russian Public Opinion Research Center, will acquire TNS Russia

synopsis: WPP has agreed in principal to sell the Russian branch of its TNS research company to the Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VCIOM), the oldest and the leading marketing and opinion research company in the post-Soviet space. TNS Russia is a leader in market research, global market information and business analysis.
buyer: Russian Public Opinion Research Center
Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) is the oldest and the leading marketing and opinion research company in the post-Soviet space. They provide the data, analysis and recommendations their clients need to achieve their goals. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: TNS Russia
TNS Russia is a leader in market research, global market information and business analysis. TNS advises clients on specific growth strategies around new market entry, innovation, brand switching and customer strategies, based on long-established expertise and market-leading solutions.
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closed 4/6/2016 via PR Web

L&E Research, Inc., acquired Focus Market Research, Inc.

synopsis: L&E Research, the preferred choice for recruiting and facilities in the qualitative market research industry, announced the acquisition of Focus Market Research in Minneapolis, MN. Focus Market Research has been an influential presence in the qualitative market research arena through their high quality recruitment services and facilities.
buyer: L&E Research, Inc.
L&E Research connects clients with customers, consumers, medical professionals, patients, business professionals, and more - for virtually any market research project. They make efficient and accurate connections through the ongoing development of L&E’s software and technology solutions. "
target: Focus Market Research, Inc.
Focus Market Research, Inc. is the premiere focus group facility in Minneapolis/St. Paul and Phoenix with 35-plus years of expertise. Their mission is to be the preferred supplier for qualitative market research by delivering the highest quality recruitment services.
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closed 3/16/2016 via PR Web

FGI Research & Analytics merged with Web Decisions, Inc,

synopsis: FGI Research & Analytics (FGI) and Web Decisions Group (WDG) have merged to form Data Decisions Group, which will offer data, insight and marketing action. WDG provides database marketing solutions. FGI is a provider of marketing solutions, combining advanced research and analytics to uncover areas of improvement and opportunity for businesses.
buyer: Web Decisions, Inc
Web Decisions provides industry leading big data solutions that deliver campaign execution and actionable business intelligence to positively impact their clients’ business. They provide database driven marketing solutions, enabling customer insights to power marketing communications. "
target: FGI Research & Analytics
For more than 30 years, FGI Research & Analytics has been recognized as a leading provider of marketing solutions. They combine advanced research and analytics to uncover areas of improvement and opportunity for businesses in their industry.
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closed 1/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Illuminas Ltd., acquired Illuminas Ltd.

synopsis: The management team of UK-based Illuminas completed a management buyout from former parent company MSQ Partners. Illuminas is a full-service research consultancy dedicated to delivering strategic marketing intelligence across B2B and consumer markets. Illuminas works in sectors including technology, financial, retail, distribution and healthcare.
buyer: Illuminas Ltd.
Illuminas is a full-service, global research consultancy dedicated to delivering strategic marketing intelligence across B2B and consumer markets. They help clients address key business issues and inform critical business decisions by providing custom quantitative and qualitative research solutions."
target parent: NVM Private Equity Limited
target: Illuminas Ltd.
Illuminas is a full-service, global research consultancy dedicated to delivering strategic marketing intelligence across B2B and consumer markets. They help clients address key business issues and inform critical business decisions by providing custom quantitative and qualitative research solutions.
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announced 12/11/2013 via PE Hub

Bain Capital, will acquire Macromill, Inc.

synopsis: Bain Capital has announced that they have agreed to acquire Macromill. Macromill is a provider of internet research services in Japan, and is listed on section I of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Their net research services comprise of QuickMill, which offers panel survey service, their OpenMill, which provides open survey service, and more.
buyer: Bain Capital
Bain Capital, LLC is a global private investment firm that manages several pools of capital including private equity, venture capital, public equity, credit products and absolute return with approximately $70 billion in assets under management. "
target: Macromill, Inc. (TSE:3978:$388.99)
Macromill, Inc. provides Internet research services through its automatic Internet research system in Japan. Their net research services comprise of QuickMill, which offers panel survey service, their OpenMill, which provides open survey service, and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$486 [$427]
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$178
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$44
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2.4x
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9.7x
closed 5/22/2013 via Market Wire

Radius Global Market Research, acquired Profile Marketing Research

synopsis: Leading global market research firm Radius Global Market Research has announced its acquisition of Profile Marketing Research, solidifying its standing as one of the largest independent market research networks based in the U.S. Profile Marketing Research, Inc. offers marketing research services.
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: Profile Marketing Research
Profile Marketing Research, Inc. offers marketing research services. The company offers services in the areas of quantitative and qualitative research techniques for clients with interests in both the consumer and business sectors on a local, regional, national, and international basis.
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closed 4/2/2013 via BNC Analysis

Montefiore Investment, acquired BVA SAS

synopsis: Montefiore Investment announced it has acquired a majority stake in BVA SAS. BVA is a major market research and opinion, specializing in FMCG, Services (including transport and telecommunications), the opinion and health.
buyer: Montefiore Investment
Montefiore Investment offers a unique combination of independence, industry focus and close partnership with management in the French private equity market. "
target: BVA SAS
BVA is a leader in the marketing and opinion research industry. It is the 4th largest research agency in France. BVA is a major market research and opinion, specializing in FMCG, Services (including transport and telecommunications), the opinion and health.
price ($mm)
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$86
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announced 10/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Survey Sampling International will be merged with Research Now Group, Inc.,

synopsis: Research Now Group, Inc., a global leader in digital research data for better insights and business decisions, announced that they have signed a merger agreement with Survey Sampling International (SSI), a premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and business-to-business survey research.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Research Now Group, Inc.
Research Now Group, Inc., is a global leader in digital research data for better insights and business decisions. The company provides world-class research data solutions that enable better decisions and better results for its 3,000 market research, consulting, media, and corporate clients. "
target parent: HGGC, LLC
target: Survey Sampling International
Survey Sampling International (SSI) is a premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and business-to-business survey research. SSI reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings.
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closed 5/5/2017 via BusinessWire

Tan Capital Partners, acquired Osurv

synopsis: Osurv, the inventor of the mobile survey, announced that its technology has been acquired by Tan Capital Partners. Osurv, established in 2012, is the leading feedback platform that predicts customer and employee behavior. Osurv’s mobile surveys empower well-known brands to collect data, analyze the results, and respond to customers in real-time.
buyer: Tan Capital Partners
Tan Capital Partners, established in 1972, is a private equity firm based in Singapore. The company has over US$2 billion under management. Its core strategy is to invest in large hospitality brands and restructure them to increase profits. "
target: Osurv
Osurv is a mobile survey platform distinguished by its cutting-edge user interface and real-time predictive analytics. Its "dramatically different" approach to survey design ultimately delivers industry-leading engagement rates, nearly triple the nearest competitor.
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closed 11/12/2014 via New York Times

HGGC, LLC, acquired Survey Sampling, Inc.

synopsis: HGGC, a middle-market private equity firm, announced that it has bought a majority stake in Survey Sampling International, jumping into the business of providing corporate surveys. Survey Sampling, Inc. ("SSI") is the premier global provider of sampling, data collection and data analytic solutions for survey research.
buyer: HGGC, LLC
Based in Palo Alto, California, HGGC is a leading private equity firm focusing on leveraged buyout, recapitalizations and growth equity transactions in the middle market. The firm seeks to partner with strong management teams and founders to build companies capable of generating sustainable growth. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: 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.
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closed 1/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Survey Sampling International, acquired Instantly, Inc.

synopsis: Survey Sampling International (SSI), the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and business-to-business survey research, announced its acquisition of Instantly, Inc., a leading online and mobile sample audience and insights solutions provider based in Los Angeles with over 200 employees in the US, Europe and Asia.
buyer parent: HGGC, LLC
buyer: Survey Sampling International
Survey Sampling International (SSI) is the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and business-to-business survey research. They offer sample, data collection, questionnaire design consultation, programming and hosting, online custom reporting and data processing. "
target: Instantly, Inc.
Instantly is a leading online and mobile sample audience and insights solutions provider. Over the past few years, Instantly has expanded its portfolio to include innovative capabilities in product concept testing and mobile-based solutions, among others.
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closed 11/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Bastion Collective, acquired dogsbollocks5

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

Blue Field Agency, acquired Totta Data Lab and Totta Research

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

Savanta, acquired Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc.

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

LAC Group, will acquire ShiftCentral

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