Like Chadwick Martin Bailey

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.
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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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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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closed 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

ITA Group, acquired Hartmann Studios, Inc.

synopsis: ITA Group, a worldwide leader in corporate engagement solutions, has acquired experiential design and production company Hartmann Studios. With offices in San Francisco and Atlanta, Hartmann Studios' specialty lies in conceiving, creating and flawlessly executing a vision to transform unique spaces into experiential environments.
buyer: ITA Group
ITA Group custom-designs solutions that excite, engage, and delight every organization's most important asset: its people. With operations in every region of the U.S., ITA Group infuses strategies proven to fuel advocacy and drive business results for some of the world's biggest brands. "
target: Hartmann Studios, Inc.
Hartmann Studios is a full-service experiential design and production studio with offices in San Francisco and Atlanta. Their specialty lies in conceiving, creating and flawlessly executing a vision to transform unique spaces into experiential environments.
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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.
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closed 11/17/2015 via Market Wire

Human Resource Executive, acquired Recruiting Trends Conference

synopsis: Human Resource Executive, a magazine company that focuses their publication on strategic issues in HR, announced the acquisition of Recruiting Trends Conference. The Recruiting Trends Conference offers a fast-paced mix of engaging presentations, focused workshops, peer-to-peer discussion, and great networking events.
buyer parent: LRP Publications, LLC
buyer: Human Resource Executive
Human Resource Executive® Magazine was established in 1987 and continues today as the premier publication focused on strategic issues in HR. The magazine provides key decision-makers with news, profiles of HR visionaries and success stories of human resource innovators. "
target parent: Diversified Communications
target: Recruiting Trends Conference
The Recruiting Trends Conference offers a fast-paced mix of engaging presentations, focused workshops, peer-to-peer discussion, and great networking events all in a highly interactive, dynamic learning environment. Sessions are presented by recruiting executives at large organizations.
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closed 4/6/2011 via BNC Analysis

Centaur Communications Ltd, acquired The Forum for Expatriate Management

synopsis: Centaur Media plc, the leading business information and events group, announced the acquisition of 100% of the shares in expatriate information and events business, The Forum for Expatriate Management Ltd (FEM).
buyer parent: Numis Securities Limited
buyer: Centaur Communications Ltd (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Communications is one of the UK's largest independent business publishing and information companies. It employs over 600 people and is privately owned with the shares largely held by management and by City and US financial institutions. "
target: The Forum for Expatriate Management
The Forum for Expatriate Management Ltd. operates a news and information portal. The company’s Website provides global mobility, expatriate tax, international relocation, immigration, and international assignment information. It also provides supplier membership and marketing services.
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$4.08
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closed 7/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Appriss, Inc., acquired Innovative Enterprises Inc

synopsis: Appriss, a leading provider of data analytics solutions, is pleased to announce acquisition of Innovative Enterprises, Inc. (IEI), a top data service provider for the background screening industry.  Established by current CEO, Cliff Williams in 1996, IEI offers a myriad of solutions across the screening spectrum.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Appriss, Inc.
Since 1994, Appriss has provided proprietary data and analytics solutions to address risk, fraud, security, safety and compliance issues for government and commercial enterprises worldwide. "
target: Innovative Enterprises Inc
Innovative Enterprises, Inc. (IEI) is a top data service provider for the background screening industry. IEI offers a myriad of solutions across the screening spectrum. Their product offerings include a national criminal file, social security trace, county court research, tenant screening, and more.
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closed 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

MRI Software LLC, acquired Rental History Reports and Trusted Employees

synopsis: MRI Software LLC, a global leader in real estate software solutions, announced the acquisition of Rental History Reports and Trusted Employees, a provider of applicant screening platforms that focuses on the multifamily real estate industry and corporate employers. Their services include credit history, criminal history, eviction history, and more.
buyer parent: GI Partners
buyer: MRI Software LLC
MRI Software is a leading provider of innovative real estate software applications and hosted solutions. MRI's comprehensive and flexible technology platform coupled with an open and connected ecosystem meets the unique needs of real estate businesses from property-level management to analytics. "
target: Rental History Reports and Trusted Employees
Rental History Reports and Trusted Employees is a provider of applicant screening platforms that focuses on the multifamily real estate industry and corporate employers. Their services include credit history, criminal history, eviction history, employment verification, and rental references reports.
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closed 2/21/2018 via CNW Group

Solium Capital Inc., acquired Advanced-HR, Inc.

synopsis: Solium Capital Inc., the leading global provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) for equity administration, financial reporting and compliance, has acquired Advanced-HR, the leading provider of cloud-based compensation data and compensation planning software for private and venture backed companies.
buyer: Solium Capital Inc. (TSX:SUM:$104.55)
Solium Capital Inc. provides cloud-enabled services for global equity administration, financial reporting and compliance. Headquartered in Canada, they also have offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, France and Australia. "
target: Advanced-HR, Inc.
Advanced-HR is a leading provider of cloud-based compensation data and compensation planning software for private and venture backed companies. Their OptionDriver software helps businesses develop, customize and manage the perfect compensation plan for their company.
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closed 4/5/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Renovo Capital, LLC, acquired Global HR Research

synopsis: Patriot National, Inc., a leading provider of technology and outsourcing solutions to the insurance industry, announced that it sold Global HR Research (“Global HR”), a pre-hire intelligence solutions provider, to Renovo Capital, LLC.
buyer: Renovo Capital, LLC
Renovo Capital is a special situations private equity fund. Renovo is focused on partnering with business owners, entrepreneurs and management teams to invest in businesses undergoing varying degrees of operational, financial or market-driven change. "
target parent: Patriot National Insurance Group
target: Global HR Research
At Global HR Research, they deliver the most advanced, intuitive and diagnostic technology in the industry to help companies around the world find, select, assess, screen and hire quality candidates—in less time with less risk than ever before.
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closed 4/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

PayScale, acquired MarketPay

synopsis: Seattle-based PayScale has acquired fellow compensation tracker MarketPay. Denver-based MarketPay, which will maintain its offices in the city, developed a software system that helps large companies look at a broad range of market surveys about compensation to decide what to pay employees.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: PayScale
PayScale, Inc. provides an immediate and precise snapshot of current market salaries through its online tools and software. PayScale’s products are powered by innovative algorithms that dynamically acquire, analyze and aggregate compensation information for millions of individuals in real-time. "
target: MarketPay
Denver-based MarketPay develops a software system that helps large companies look at a broad range of market surveys about compensation to decide what to pay employees. It has about 650 customers, including 200 in the Fortune 1000.
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closed 1/7/2016 via Market Wire

H.I.G. Capital, Prudential Capital Group, acquired Salary.com

synopsis: Salary.com, the technology leader in employee compensation data, software and services, announced that it has been acquired from IBM by its founding team. The original team, in partnership with co-investors H.I.G. Capital and Prudential Capital Group, have reacquired Salary.com from IBM, along with related compensation offerings.
buyer: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Prudential Capital Group
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with more than $19 billion of equity capital under management. H.I.G. specializes in providing both debt and equity capital to small and mid-sized companies. "
target parent: IBM
target: Salary.com
Salary.com is a leading provider of on-demand compensation and talent management solutions. Salary.com's software applications and proprietary content help executives, line managers and compensation professionals automate, streamline and optimize critical talent management processes.
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closed 12/15/2014 via BusinessWire

Mercer, LLC, acquired Denarius

synopsis: Mercer announced that it has acquired Denarius, a leading compensation and benefits survey and information products consulting firm based in Santiago, Chile. The acquisition further strengthens Mercer’s capabilities in Chile, building upon strong relationships the firm has with multinationals.
buyer parent: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
buyer: Mercer, LLC
Mercer is a global leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset–their people. Mercer’s 20,000 employees are based in more than 43 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries."
target: Denarius
Denarius is a company specialized in highly analytical and reliable high-level compensation surveys. Denarius has been very successful and is the leading company providing data on compensation of top executives in terms of sample size.
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closed 11/6/2014 via BusinessWire

Mercer, LLC, acquired AUSREM

synopsis: Mercer, a global leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments, announced its acquisition of Perth-based AUSREM, a leader in specialist remuneration research and workforce consulting in the utilities, mining and energy sectors.
buyer parent: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
buyer: Mercer, LLC
Mercer is a global leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset–their people. Mercer’s 20,000 employees are based in more than 43 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries."
target: AUSREM
AUSREM is a remuneration information and consultancy business, providing best practice remuneration services and advice to Australian businesses.
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closed 10/16/2014 via Company Press Release

Institutional Shareholder Services, acquired Incentive Lab

synopsis: Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”), a leading provider of corporate governance solutions to the global financial community, announced the acquisition of the business of Incentive Lab, a data and analytics firm developing innovative solutions for addressing the increased complexity and unpredictability of executive compensation.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Institutional Shareholder Services
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) is the world’s leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment (RI) solutions for asset owners, asset managers, hedge funds, and asset service providers. "
target: Incentive Lab
Incentive Lab is unique among providers of executive compensation data and analytics, offering detailed and comparable data on incentive awards, full details on performance metrics, goals, and structures, and a host of other data such as vesting schedules.
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closed 10/1/2010 via BusinessWire

Salary.com merged with Kenexa Corporation,

synopsis: Kenexa Corporation completed its previously announced acquisition of Salary.com, Inc.. As a result of the merger, Salary.com is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kenexa. Salary.com provides on-demand compensation software that helps businesses and individuals manage pay and performance.
buyer: Kenexa Corporation (KNXA:$282.94)
Kenexa® provides business solutions for human resources. They help global organizations multiply business success by identifying the best individuals for every job and fostering optimal work environments for every organization. "
target: Salary.com
Salary.com is a leading provider of on-demand compensation and talent management solutions. Salary.com's software applications and proprietary content help executives, line managers and compensation professionals automate, streamline and optimize critical talent management processes.
price ($mm)[EV]
$79 [$73]
rev ($mm)
$46
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/30/2010 via Company Press Release

Mercer, LLC, will acquire ORC Worldwide

synopsis: Mercer, LLC announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire ORC Worldwide, to become an unparalleled provider of global human resource intelligence and to further strengthen related international consulting, conference and educational services.
buyer parent: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
buyer: Mercer, LLC
Mercer is a leading global provider of consulting, outsourcing and investment services. Mercer works with clients to solve their most complex benefit and human capital issues, designing and helping manage health, retirement and other benefits. It is a leader in benefit outsourcing. "
target: ORC Worldwide
ORC provides data, advises on best practices, conducts benchmarking research studies, performs reviews, and designs and communicates compensation programs on every level. ORC blends high-quality, thoroughly researched data with decades of practical experience across a wide variety of industries.
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closed 8/8/2007 via BusinessWire

Salary.com, acquired ITG Competency Group

synopsis: Salary.com, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand compensation management solutions, has closed the asset purchase of ITG Competency Group of Princeton, New Jersey, effective August 3, 2007. As part of the transaction, Salary.com paid $1.5 million in cash and $500,000 in Salary.com stock.
buyer: Salary.com (SLRY:$0.00)
Salary.com is a leading provider of on-demand compensation management solutions helping businesses and individuals manage pay and performance. Salary.com provides companies of all sizes comprehensive on-demand software applications. "
target: ITG Competency Group
ITG is a pioneer in competency management, offering a unique combination of off-the-shelf competency models and implementation services designed to accelerate performance or learning management initiative.
price ($mm)
$1.75
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closed 5/16/2007 via PR Newswire

Equifax, Inc., acquired TALX Corporation

synopsis: Equifax Inc. has completed the acquisition of TALX Corporation following approval of the transaction by TALX shareholders and satisfaction of all other closing conditions of the merger agreement.
buyer: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX:$3,415.20)
Equifax is a global leader in information technology that enables and secures global commerce with consumers and businesses. The company is one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data. "
target: TALX Corporation
TALX Corporation is a leading provider of HR and payroll-related services and in automated employment and income verification as well as unemployment tax management. TALX provides over 9,000 clients with Web-based services focused in three employment- related areas.
price ($mm)
$1,401
rev ($mm)
$257
EBITDA ($mm)
$87
EV / rev
5.5x
EV / EBITDA
16.1x
closed 4/24/2006 via BusinessWire

Med Advantage, purchased NCVO Credentialing Arm from TriZetto Group, Inc.

synopsis: Med Advantage, a leading provider of data and credentialing services, announced it has acquired the NCVO(R) Credentialing Verification Organization of The TriZetto Group, Inc. This is the fourth (4th) acquisition that Med Advantage has completed in the past several years.
buyer: Med Advantage
Med Advantage is a leading provider of Credentialing and Data integration services. Working with Med Advantage, companies improve and reduce the cost of credentialing by integrating the automated services. "
seller: TriZetto Group, Inc.
TriZetto is Powering Integrated Healthcare Management™. The company provides premier information technology solutions that enable payers and other constituents in the healthcare supply chain to improve the coordination of benefits and care for healthcare consumers.
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closed 4/1/2004 via BusinessWire

TALX Corporation, acquired The Sheakley Group

synopsis: TALX Corporation (NASDAQ:TALX) said it completed the previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of the unemployment cost management and employment verification businesses of The Sheakley Group of Companies for approximately $39 million.
buyer parent: Equifax, Inc.
buyer: TALX Corporation
TALX Corporation is a leading provider of HR and payroll-related services and in automated employment and income verification as well as unemployment tax management. TALX provides over 9,000 clients with Web-based services focused in three employment- related areas. "
target: The Sheakley Group
The Sheakley Group of Companies is a national consulting firm specializing in cost control for mandated and voluntary employee benefit programs and other human resource cost containment areas.
price ($mm)
$39
rev ($mm)
$18
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/9/2004 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired Background Information Systems, Inc.

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation FADV, a global risk management solutions provider, today announced the acquisition of Dallas-based Background Information Systems, Inc. (BIS), a regional provider of employment background screening services.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: Background Information Systems, Inc.
Background Information Systems, Inc. successfully carved a niche in the Texas pre-employment screening marketplace since its formation in 2001. The company offers an array of screening reports to assist employers in evaluating employment candidates and specializes in criminal record reports. To fur
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closed 5/27/2019 via PR Newswire

The Academy to Innovate HR, acquired Digital HR Tech

synopsis: The Academy to Innovate HR (AIHR), a company that offers world-class, online education programs for HR professionals, has acquired Digital HR Tech, the leading blog on Digital Human Resources and HR Technology.
buyer: The Academy to Innovate HR
The Academy to Innovate HR (AIHR) was founded in 2016. At AIHR, it is their mission to make HR future-proof by offering world-class, online education programs available anywhere, anytime. HR professionals committed to life-long learning can expand their skill set with relevant and in-demand skills. "
target: Digital HR Tech
Digital HR Tech is one of the largest HR blogs in the world, attracting 65,000 pageviews per month. The blog covers digital HR and HR technology-related topics. It provides high-quality articles and video content about the latest developments in HR tech, best practices and the future of work.
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closed 4/23/2014 via PR Web

Xceptional HR Consulting, LLC, acquired The Recruiters Lounge

synopsis: Blogging4Jobs announces the acquisition of The Recruiters Lounge which began publishing in January 2005 and provides information and insights into the wacky world of employment with news, articles, comics, videos, podcasts and more under the management of Jim Stroud.
buyer: Xceptional HR Consulting, LLC
Xceptional HR is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and provides consulting services to locally and nationally. Their clients range from entrepreneurs, small business, to large corporations, and everything in between. "
target: The Recruiters Lounge
The Recruiters Lounge began in 2005 and is a blog that explores the world of employment with news, articles, comics, videos, podcasts and more. Their conversations here focus on recruiting, sourcing and job searching.
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