Like Patient Experience Business

closed 2/12/2018 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: HealthStream announced the divestiture of its Patient Experience (PX) business to Press Ganey Associates. HealthStream's complete patient experience solution provides census-based survey products that allow healthcare providers to let the voices of their patients guide performance improvement efforts.
buyer parent: EQT
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience, and workforce engagement. "
seller: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$259.82)
HealthStream Patient Experience provides census-based survey products that allow healthcare providers to let the voices of their patients guide performance improvement efforts. HealthStream’s SaaS solutions are used by healthcare employees for workforce development, training & learning management.
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$66
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closed 2/11/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Critical Alert Systems, acquired Sphere3 Consulting

synopsis: Critical Alert Systems has completed the acquisition of Sphere3 Consulting. Sphere3 offers Aperum®, a first of its kind patient experience management platform that integrates both the patient’s perception at the point of care and their behaviors in a mobilized analytics platform.
buyer parent: WEDBUSH, Inc.
buyer: Critical Alert Systems
Critical Alert Systems develops easy to use, configurable, software-driven Nurse Call solutions for hospitals and healthcare organizations. Their goal is to enable patients to communicate their needs with their caregivers. "
target: Sphere3 Consulting
Sphere3 offers Aperum®, a first of its kind patient experience management platform that integrates both the patient’s perception at the point of care and their behaviors in a mobilized analytics platform.
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closed 1/6/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Boathouse Capital, acquired Universal Survey Center

synopsis: Boathouse Capital's announces its investment in Universal Survey Center, a provider of survey data collection services. Universal Survey provides custom survey solutions to a variety of market research firms, public relations/communications companies, management consulting firms, big data companies, and a variety of other end-users.
buyer: Boathouse Capital
Boathouse Capital is a $120 million private equity firm that invests mezzanine debt and equity into lower middle market businesses across the U.S. Based in Wayne, PA, Boathouse Capital invests $3 million to $15 million to support companies in a variety of industries. "
target: Universal Survey Center
Universal Survey Center provides custom survey solutions to a variety of market research firms, public relations/communications companies, management consulting firms, big data companies, and a variety of other end-users.
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closed 4/10/2015 via BusinessWire

PatientBond, LLC, acquired c2b Horizons, LLC

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

Cross Marketing, acquired MedePanel

synopsis: Cross Marketing Group has announced the acquisition of MedePanel, a result-oriented research firm, headquartered in New Jersey. MedePanel supports healthcare business decisions by providing insights from patients, healthcare practitioners and other key healthcare stakeholders.
buyer: Cross Marketing (TSE:3675:$80.11)
Cross Marketing provides a full range of one-stop marketing research services based on their online research DNA, and continuing to evolve further into a marketing solution partner for their clients. "
target: MedePanel
MedePanel Online Inc is a result-oriented research firm, headquartered in New Jersey providing local account management support. MedePanel supports healthcare business decisions by providing insights from patients, healthcare practitioners and other key healthcare stakeholders.
price ($mm)
$3.96*
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/1/2015 via PR Newswire

Spherix Global Insights GmbH, acquired Rare Insights LLC

synopsis: In line with organizational strategy to offer unparalleled insights across professional and patient groups, Spherix Global Insights has acquired Rare Insights, an insight and strategy group with a unique focus on rare and complex conditions. This accelerates Spherix's plans to add syndicated and custom patient insights to their suite of products.
buyer: Spherix Global Insights GmbH
Spherix Global Insights is a business intelligence and market research company headquartered in Switzerland. Spherix differentiates itself by focusing in select specialty markets. They have extensive client-side experience in biopharmaceutical brand management and strategic marketing. "
target: Rare Insights LLC
Rare insights LLC is a market research and strategic consultancy focused on understanding and profiling the everyday experiences of patients with rare diseases and complex conditions, including their critical interactions with caregivers and physicians.
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closed 12/9/2013 via Company Press Release

Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, acquired Verilogue Inc.

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced that it has acquired Verilogue Inc., a leading healthcare analytics firm specializing in physician-patient communication based in the U.S. Verilogue will become part of Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, the largest healthcare communications network in the world.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Healthcare Communications Group
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group is the largest health-oriented agency network in the world. It manages top-tier agencies specializing in promoting innovative solutions in advertising, medical education, sales and marketing, digital, and more. "
target: Verilogue Inc.
Verilogue brings patients, physicians and the healthcare industry together to share information, enhance disease understanding and participate in medical marketing research.
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closed 12/9/2014 via GlobeNewswire

National Research Corporation, acquired Digital Assent

synopsis: National Research Corporation announced the acquisition of Digital Assent and launch of its Reputation solution, which enables healthcare organizations to collect, display, and syndicate authentic patient ratings and reviews across owned and affiliated websites.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
National Research Corporation (NRC) has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. NRC's focus on empowering customer-centric healthcare across the continuum extends patient-centered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents, and other stakeholders. "
target: Digital Assent
Digital Assent is a healthcare technology company that helps physicians improve patient satisfaction and grow their online reputation. Their PatientPad® technology makes it easy for doctors to collect real-time feedback from patients while their experience is top of mind.
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closed 3/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Uniguest, acquired Touchtown

synopsis: Touchtown, the leading senior living community engagement provider was acquired by Uniguest, the global provider of secure public-space technology solutions, to offer next generation technology to the senior living and hospitality industry.
buyer parent: Atlantic Street Capital
buyer: Uniguest
Uniguest is a global leader in providing innovative technology solutions to consumer-facing industries. Their suite of fully managed solutions— designed to enhance the overall customer experience — include interactive kiosks, digital signage, mobile, and multimedia. "
target: Touchtown
More than 1,200 leading communities utilize Touchtown's powerful content management software to publish content to a multitude of platforms from a single point of data entry. Touchtown-powered communities reach over 500,000 seniors, staff, prospects, and families.
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closed 7/29/2014 via Market Wire

GetWellNetwork, Inc., acquired Power Analytics Corporation

synopsis: GetWellNetwork, Inc., the leader in Interactive Patient Care solutions, announced the acquisition of Encinitas, Calif.-based Marbella Technologies, a company that provides hospitals an automated patient-rounding solution that improves perception-of-care.
buyer parent: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
buyer: GetWellNetwork, Inc.
GetWellNetwork, Inc. provides patient engagement solutions that help health care providers engage, educate and empower patients along the care continuum. Their platform enables providers to implement a care delivery model called Interactive Patient Care™ to improve performance and patient outcomes. "
target: Power Analytics Corporation
Marbella provides hospitals an automated patient-rounding solution that improves perception-of-care. Marbella's easy-to-implement, SaaS-based mobile technology allows health care providers to collect patient feedback inexpensively and in real time.
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closed 10/11/2017 via PR Newswire

WellTok, Inc., acquired Tea Leaves Health

synopsis: Welltok announced the acquisition of Tea Leaves Health from Ziff Davis, LLC a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc. Tea Leaves Health is a leading provider of a SaaS-based analytics and marketing technology platform used by hospital systems to target consumers and physicians with coordinated engagement campaigns.
buyer: WellTok, Inc.
Welltok, a consumer health enterprise Software as a Service company, empowers consumers to achieve and sustain their optimal health. Its award-winning CaféWell Health Optimization Platform connects consumers with available benefits, resources and rewards by designing personalized action plans. "
target parent: j2 Global, Inc.
target: Tea Leaves Health
Tea Leaves Health transforms the way healthcare executives manage their business through a platform that provides the total information awareness and business intelligence needed to achieve strategic growth, effective physician engagement strategies and increased revenue.
price ($mm)
$90
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closed 8/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Everyday Health, Inc., acquired Tea Leaves Health

synopsis: Everyday Health, Inc., a leading provider of digital health marketing and communications solutions, announced the acquisition of Tea Leaves Health. Based in Georgia, Tea Leaves Health is a leading provider of a SaaS-based marketing and analytics platform for hospital systems to identify and engage consumers and physicians.
buyer: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health, Inc. is a leading provider of digital health marketing and communications solutions. Everyday Health utilizes its data and analytics expertise to deliver highly personalized content experiences and efficient and effective marketing and engagement solutions. "
target: Tea Leaves Health
Tea Leaves is a solutions-first team of innovators dedicated to revolutionizing how health systems succeed. Dedicated to delivering service-line growth for health systems around the country, the Tea Leaves team is focused on delivering business intelligence solutions for the healthcare industry.
price ($mm)
$30
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closed 1/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Health Grades, Inc., acquired Influence Health

synopsis: Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, announced it has acquired Influence Health, a company that provides the healthcare industry’s only integrated digital marketing and patient engagement platform.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Health Grades, Inc. (HGRD:$58.17)
Healthgrades is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. People use Healthgrades websites to search, compare and connect with hospitals and physicians. "
target parent: Sumeru Equity Partners
target: Influence Health
Influence Health provides the healthcare industry’s only integrated digital marketing and patient engagement platform. The Influence Health platform enables providers, employers and payers to positively influence consumer decision making and health behaviors well beyond the physical care setting.
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announced 9/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

OptimizeRx, will acquire RMDY Health

synopsis: OptimizeRx, a software company that enables digital health messaging between pharmaceutical companies and providers, will acquire RMDY Health, a leading provider of digital therapeutics solutions. RMDY helps healthcare stakeholders digitize their clinical and wellness programs to connect with patients and improve outcomes.
buyer: OptimizeRx (OPRX:$24.21)
OptimizeRx is one of the nation’s leading providers of digital health messaging via electronic health records, providing a direct channel for pharma companies to communicate with healthcare providers. "
target: RMDY Health
RMDY Health is a leading provider of digital therapeutics solutions for the health and wellness industries. RMDY helps healthcare stakeholders digitize their clinical and wellness programs to connect with patients, drive behavior change and improve outcomes.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.3x
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closed 10/29/2013 via PR Newswire

WebMD Corporation, acquired Avado

synopsis: WebMD Health Corp, the leading source of health information, announced that it has acquired Avado, Inc., a developer of cloud-based patient relationship management (PRM) tools and technologies that enable better communication between consumers and health care professionals.
buyer: WebMD Corporation (WBMD:$700.55)
WebMD is a leading provider of health information services to consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers and health plans.Through our public online portals, WebMD enables health-involved consumers and clinically active physicians to readily access healthcare information. "
target: Avado
Avado is a next-generation Patient Relationship Management solution (PRM) that brings the benefits of the Internet to the inefficient workplaces of healthcare organizations.
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closed 6/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

Nueterra Healthcare LLC, acquired Health Travel Technologies

synopsis: Nueterra Cos. has acquired an ownership stake in San Francisco-based Health Travel Technologies to help coordinate transportation arrangements for patients internationally. The company’s software allows patients, doctors and health care systems to plan medical care and transportation across several countries.
buyer: Nueterra Healthcare LLC
Nueterra has a family of companies that provide real estate, capital management and operational consulting services to partners in the health care industry. Nueterra is located in Leawood, KS. "
target: Health Travel Technologies
Health Travel Technologies' (HTT) Inpatra offers a CRM-centric software platform that powers healthcare providers' international patient operations. Its software is a completely web-based, hosted operation. HTT also offers global marketing services, case & call center management services, and more.
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Riverside Company, acquired HemaTerra Technologies

synopsis: The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm, has acquired HemaTerra Technologies, a provider of software-as-a-service solutions for blood collection and plasma donation centers and hospitals. HemaTerra offers solutions for donor recruitment and management, inventory management, product quality management, and equipment maintenance.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on making control and non-control investments in growing businesses valued at up to $400 million. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has invested in more than 560 transactions. "
target: HemaTerra Technologies
HemaTerra Technologies is a provider of software-as-a-service solutions for blood collection and plasma donation centers and hospitals. HemaTerra offers solutions for donor recruitment and management, inventory management, product quality management, and equipment maintenance.
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closed 3/6/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Tabula Rasa Healthcare, acquired Prescribe Wellness

synopsis: Tabula Rasa HealthCare, a healthcare technology company advancing the field of medication safety, announced that it has acquired PrescribeWellness, a leading cloud-based patient relationship management solutions company that facilitates collaboration between more than 10,000 pharmacies with patients, payers, providers and pharmaceutical companies.
buyer: Tabula Rasa Healthcare (TRHC:$204.27)
Tabula Rasa HealthCare (TRHC) is a leader in providing patient-specific, data-driven technology and solutions that enable healthcare organizations to optimize patient outcomes, lower healthcare costs and improve organizational performance. "
target: Prescribe Wellness
PrescribeWellness is a leading cloud-based patient relationship management solutions company that facilitates collaboration between more than 10,000 pharmacies with patients, payers, providers and pharmaceutical companies.
price ($mm)
$150
rev ($mm)
$29
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
5.2x
EV / EBITDA
500.0x
closed 6/18/2018 via BusinessWire

AlayaCare, acquired Canesto Systems Inc.

synopsis: AlayaCare, an award-winning, end-to-end software platform for home and community care, announced the acquisition of Canesto Systems Inc., a leading contact and resource management software provider for home and community care organizations.
buyer: AlayaCare
AlayaCare is an award-winning provider of revolutionary cloud-based home healthcare software. AlayaCare offers a platform for agencies to propel towards innovation and home care of the future. "
target: Canesto Systems Inc.
Canesto Systems Inc. is a leading contact and resource management software provider for home and community care organizations. They are based in Toronto, ON, Canada.
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closed 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

SeniorAdom, acquired Technosens SAS

synopsis: SeniorAdom announced that it has acquired Technosens, the developer of the e-lio care management platform. e-lio is a user friendly platform dedicated to residential care markets (retirement homes, assisted-living residences, hospitals, etc.) that enhances the relationships between the caregivers, the residents and their families.
buyer: SeniorAdom
SeniorAdom is an innovative monitoring and preventive system for elderly people. SeniorAdom's telecare solution automatically detects abnormal situations that may be the result of falls or discomfort, without the use of any wearable devices. "
target parent: Visiomed Group SA
target: Technosens SAS
Technosens is the developer of e-lio, a user friendly platform dedicated to residential care markets (retirement homes, assisted-living residences, hospitals, etc.) that enhances the relationships between the caregivers, the residents and their families.
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closed 1/10/2019 via BusinessWire

HealthStream, Inc., acquired Providigm

synopsis: HealthStream, a leading provider of workforce and provider solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired Providigm LLC, a Denver-based company focused on quality assurance and performance improvement in healthcare, primarily serving skilled nursing facilities.
buyer: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$259.82)
HealthStream’s unified suite of software-as-a-service solutions is contracted by, collectively, over 4.9 million healthcare employees in the U.S. for workforce development, training & learning management, talent management, performance assessment, and managing simulation-based education programs. "
target: Providigm
Providigm LLC is a Denver-based company focused on quality assurance and performance improvement in healthcare, primarily serving skilled nursing facilities.
price ($mm)
$18
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closed 2/12/2018 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: HealthStream announced the divestiture of its Patient Experience (PX) business to Press Ganey Associates. HealthStream's complete patient experience solution provides census-based survey products that allow healthcare providers to let the voices of their patients guide performance improvement efforts.
buyer parent: EQT
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience, and workforce engagement. "
seller: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$259.82)
HealthStream Patient Experience provides census-based survey products that allow healthcare providers to let the voices of their patients guide performance improvement efforts. HealthStream’s SaaS solutions are used by healthcare employees for workforce development, training & learning management.
price ($mm)
$66
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closed 8/10/2016 via BusinessWire

Echo, a HealthStream Company, acquired Morrisey Associates Inc.

synopsis: HealthStream Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Echo, Inc., acquired Morrisey Associates, Inc. Morrisey Associates’ web-based provider credentialing software streamlines the entire credentialing process, from onboarding through reappointment, by eliminating paper-based, manual administrative tasks.
buyer parent: HealthStream, Inc.
buyer: Echo, a HealthStream Company
Echo, a HealthStream Company, is a combination of two industry leading software development companies, HealthLine Systems and Sy.Med Development. It develops and supports a comprehensive solution set for healthcare provider credentialing, privileging, enrollment, referral, onboarding, and analytics."
target: Morrisey Associates Inc.
Morrisey Associates is a world-class healthcare solutions provider, offering integrated applications for practitioner credentialing and privileging, care management and practitioner performance reporting.
price ($mm)
$48
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.8x
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closed 7/25/2016 via Company Press Release

HealthStream, Inc., acquired NurseCompetency

synopsis: HealthStream purchased the outstanding equity of Nursing Registry Consulting Corporation ("Nurse Competency"), an entity in which HealthStream previously held a minority equity interest and a leader in SaaS-based clinical assessment and testing.
buyer: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$259.82)
HealhStream’s unified suite of software-as-a-service solutions is contracted by, collectively, over 4.5 million healthcare employees in the U.S. for workforce development, training & learning management, talent management, performance assessment, and managing simulation-based education programs. "
target: NurseCompetency
NurseCompetency offers the valid & reliable competency exams, core competency education, skills checklists, and software needed to efficiently and affordably grow healthcare businesses.
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$1.04*
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closed 6/28/2016 via BusinessWire

HealthStream, Inc., acquired Performance Management Services, Inc.

synopsis: HealthStream, Inc., a leading provider of workforce, patient experience, and provider solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired Performance Management Services, Inc. (PMSI), a Tustin, California-based company focused on competency-based performance development of nurses.
buyer: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$259.82)
HealhStream’s unified suite of software-as-a-service solutions is contracted by, collectively, over 4.1 million healthcare employees in the U.S. for workforce development, training & learning management, talent management, performance assessment, and managing simulation-based education programs. "
target: Performance Management Services, Inc.
Performance Management Services, Inc. is the leader in clinical competence assessment of nurses. Its Performance Based Development System is a customized competency assessment process that evaluates hospital personnel's ability to do the job.
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$4.00
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announced 1/13/2016 via BusinessWire

Compulink Business System, will acquire Eyecom3

synopsis: Compulink Business Systems, Inc., a leader in Electronic Health Record and Practice Management systems for the specialty practice, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Eyecom, a division of Echo, a Healthstream Company. Eyecom is a browser-based, HIPAA compliance ready practice management software solution.
buyer: Compulink Business System
Compulink has been a recognized leader in EHR and Practice Management systems for the specialty practice. They offer the industry’s most complete solution for EHR, Practice Management, Optical, ASC, and Revenue Cycle Management. "
target parent: HealthStream, Inc.
target: Eyecom3
Eyecom3 is a browser-based, HIPAA compliance ready practice management software solution. Acknowledged as the industry leader in computerized recall and patient target marketing, Eyecom3 controls practice costs and maximizes return-on-investments.
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closed 3/16/2015 via BusinessWire

HealthStream, Inc., acquired HealthLine Systems, Inc.

synopsis: HealthStream, a leading provider of workforce development and research/patient experience solutions for the healthcare industry, has acquired HealthLineSystems, Inc. For more than 25 years, HealthLine Systems, Inc. has provided credentialing software, contact center software and quality management software and support to the healthcare industry.
buyer: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$259.82)
HealhStream’s unified suite of software-as-a-service solutions is contracted by, collectively, over 4.1 million healthcare employees in the U.S. for workforce development, training & learning management, talent management, performance assessment, and managing simulation-based education programs. "
target: HealthLine Systems, Inc.
HealthLine Systems, Inc. delivers state-of-the art healthcare software solutions to hospitals and healthcare organizations. HealthLine Systems, Inc. has provided credentialing software, contact center software and quality management software and support to the healthcare industry.
price ($mm)
$88
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
$9
EV / rev
4.7x
EV / EBITDA
10.4x
closed 3/4/2014 via BusinessWire

HealthStream, Inc., acquired Health Care Compliance Strategies

synopsis: HealthStream, Inc., a leading provider of workforce development and research / patient experience solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc. (HCCS), a Jericho, New York-based company focused on interactive and engaging online compliance training for healthcare organizations.
buyer: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$259.82)
HealthStream's suite of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions are used by healthcare employees in the U.S. for training & learning management, talent management, performance assessment, credentialing, and managing simulation-based training programs. "
target: Health Care Compliance Strategies
Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc. (HCCS) helps hospitals and healthcare institutions survive and thrive, and to improve the quality of patient care by providing hospitals and healthcare institutions with interactive and engaging on-line staff learning and competency solutions.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$7
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2.4x
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closed 9/9/2013 via BusinessWire

HealthStream, Inc., acquired Baptist Leadership Group

synopsis: HealthStream, Inc., a leading provider of talent management and research solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that its Patient Experience Solution has been enhanced through the acquisition of Baptist Leadership Group (BLG), a consulting practice owned by Pensacola, Florida-based Baptist Health Care.
buyer: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$259.82)
HealthStream's unified suite of software-as-a-service solutions are used by, collectively, approximately 2.8 million healthcare employees in the U.S. for training & learning management, talent management, performance assessment, and managing simulation-based education programs. "
target parent: Baptist Health Care
target: Baptist Leadership Group
Baptist Leadership Group provide coaching and training tools that produce measurable increases in HCAHPS, patient satisfaction, employee engagement, quality outcomes and profitability. Their curriculum focuses on: Purposeful Rounding, Patient Centered Communication, and Performance Management.
price ($mm)
$8.50
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closed 10/22/2012 via BusinessWire

HealthStream, Inc., acquired Sy.Med Development Inc.

synopsis: HealthStream, Inc., announced that its talent management strategy has been advanced with an innovative credentialing application gained through the acquisition of Sy.Med Development, Inc., a leading developer of credentialing related software products that serves a broad set of healthcare clients.
buyer: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$259.82)
HealthStream's unified suite of software-as-a-service solutions are used by, collectively, approximately 2.8 million healthcare employees in the U.S. for training & learning management, talent management, performance assessment, and managing simulation-based education programs. "
target: Sy.Med Development Inc.
Sy.Med Development, Inc. is the nation’s leading developer of credentialing related software products and has more than 17 years of continuing growth. Sy.Med OneApp is the premier credentialing software solution for provider data management, enrollment, privileging and credentialing needs.
price ($mm)
$8.02
rev ($mm)
$4
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EV / rev
2.4x
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closed 7/2/2012 via BusinessWire

HealthStream, Inc., acquired Decision Critical, Inc.

synopsis: HealthStream, Inc. announced that it has acquired Decision Critical, Inc., an Austin, Texas based company that specializes in learning and competency management products for acute-care hospitals. Through the acquisition, HealthStream adds a patented technology to its suite of innovative software-as-a-service based solutions.
buyer: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$259.82)
HealthStream's unified suite of software-as-a-service solutions are used by, collectively, approximately 2.8 million healthcare employees in the U.S. for training & learning management, talent management, performance assessment, and managing simulation-based education programs. "
target: Decision Critical, Inc.
Decision Critical's entire suite of software includes learning management, skills checklists, evaluation tools and portfolios; giving executives and managers the most complete set of competency management tools in a single system.
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$3.98
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closed 3/12/2007 via BusinessWire

HealthStream, Inc., acquired The Jackson Organization

synopsis: HealthStream, Inc. has acquired The Jackson Organization a privately held leader in healthcare research. Building on the success of HealthStream’s existing Data Management & Research unit, the Company also announced the launch of its research group, which will be known as HealthStream Research™.
buyer: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$259.82)
A leading provider of learning and research solutions for the healthcare industry.Through HealthStream’s learning solutions, organizations create safer environments for patients, increase clinical competencies of its workforce, and facilitate the rapid transfer of the latest technologies. "
target: The Jackson Organization
The Jackson Organization is a full-service market research firm that offers a unique combination of customized research and healthcare expertise. We work with each client to deliver research solutions that will result in positive business outcomes.
price ($mm)[EV]
$6.18 [$6.58]
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
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1.2x
EV / EBITDA
62.8x
closed 3/29/2005 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: HealthStream, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Data Management & Research, Inc. (DMR). DMR is a Nashville area company, exclusively focused on offering healthcare organizations a wide range of quality and satisfaction surveys, data analyses of survey results, and other research-based measurement tools.
buyer: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$259.82)
A leading provider of learning and research solutions for the healthcare industry.Through HealthStream’s learning solutions, organizations create safer environments for patients, increase clinical competencies of its workforce, and facilitate the rapid transfer of the latest technologies. "
target: Data Management & Research, Inc.
DMR specializes in quality and satisfaction surveys for healthcare providers. Known as the quiet company serving healthcare's giants, our clients range from national healthcare systems and specialty segments to small rural hospitals in both the for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare sectors.
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closed 8/27/2019 via BusinessWire

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired NextPlane Solutions

synopsis: Press Ganey has announced its acquisition of NextPlane Solutions, a leading provider of technology-enabled health care measurement solutions and learning systems to improve patient safety, workplace safety, experience of care, and clinical quality.
buyer parent: EQT AB
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience, and workforce engagement. "
target: NextPlane Solutions
NextPlane Solutions is a leading provider of technology-enabled health care measurement solutions and learning systems to improve patient safety, workplace safety, experience of care, and clinical quality.
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announced 6/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Ares Management, L.P., Leonard Green & Partners, L.P., will acquire Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Press Ganey Associates, Inc., a provider of safety, quality, patient experience and workforce engagement solutions for healthcare organizations, will be acquired by Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. and affiliates of Ares Management Corporation. Press Ganey offers a suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey.
buyer: Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
buyer: Ares Management, L.P. (NYSE:ARES:$1,169.57)
Ares Management, L.P. is a publicly traded, leading global alternative asset manager. Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. is a private equity investment firm that partners with management teams and founders to invest in market-leading companies. "
target parent: EQT AB
target: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience, and workforce engagement.
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closed 3/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired CALNOC

synopsis: Press Ganey announced its acquisition of the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC) database registry. CALCO is the leading source for nursing-sensitive quality indicators for ambulatory settings. Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey.
buyer parent: EQT
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience, and workforce engagement. "
target: CALNOC
CALNOC, is the leading provider of actionable information and research on nursing sensitive quality indicators. Today CALNOC is the nation’s only Nurse Sensitive Registry developed and managed by nurses.
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closed 2/12/2018 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: HealthStream announced the divestiture of its Patient Experience (PX) business to Press Ganey Associates. HealthStream's complete patient experience solution provides census-based survey products that allow healthcare providers to let the voices of their patients guide performance improvement efforts.
buyer parent: EQT
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience, and workforce engagement. "
seller: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$259.82)
HealthStream Patient Experience provides census-based survey products that allow healthcare providers to let the voices of their patients guide performance improvement efforts. HealthStream’s SaaS solutions are used by healthcare employees for workforce development, training & learning management.
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$66
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closed 1/17/2018 via BusinessWire

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired Bivarus, Inc.

synopsis: Press Ganey, a provider of patient experience analytics, announced the acquisition of Bivarus, which offers real-time patient and caregiver insights through a patented, dynamic consumer feedback platform. With its platform, Bivarus applies a patented methodology to deliver select questions to each patient to improve their quality of care.
buyer parent: EQT
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey is a leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations across the continuum of care. Press Ganey is recognized as a pioneer in patient experience measurement and performance improvement solutions. "
target: Bivarus, Inc.
Bivarus offers real-time patient and caregiver insights through a patented, dynamic consumer feedback platform. With its platform, Bivarus applies a patented methodology to deliver select questions to each patient. By capturing feedback from patients and caregivers, they improve the quality of care.
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closed 10/21/2016 via BusinessWire

EQT, acquired Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations; Press Ganey Holdings, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition by private equity group EQT. Under the terms, Press Ganey shareholders will receive $40.50 in cash for each share of common stock.
buyer: EQT (EQT:$0.00)
EQT is a leading global private equity group with approximately EUR 29 billion in raised capital. EQT has portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership. "
target parent: Vestar Capital Partners
target: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey Holdings is a leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations across the continuum of care.
price ($mm)[EV]
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$344
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$105
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closed 5/3/2016 via BusinessWire

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired Avatar Solutions

synopsis: Press Ganey Holdings, Inc. announced the acquisition of Avatar International Holding Company and its subsidiary Avatar International LLC, a patient experience and employee engagement company. The company’s survey research programs have helped organizations advance their missions by capturing and mobilizing the feedback of key stakeholders.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey Holdings is a leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations across the continuum of care. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Avatar Solutions
Avatar Solutions’ survey research programs have helped organizations advance their missions by capturing and mobilizing the feedback of key stakeholders. Incorporating online data reporting technology and consultative support, their capabilities empower organizations to achieve lasting improvement.
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closed 6/10/2014 via PR Newswire

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators

synopsis: Press Ganey, a leader in performance improvement, announced the acquisition of the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI), the leading quality improvement and nurse engagement tool developed by the American Nurses Association.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey partners with more than 11,000 health care organizations to create and sustain high-performing organizations, and, ultimately, improve the overall health care experience. The company offers solutions to help clients operate efficiently, improve quality and optimize reimbursement. "
target parent: American Nurses Association
target: National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators
NDNQI® is the only national nursing quality measurement program that enables hospitals to compare measures of their nursing quality against national, regional and state norms for hospitals of the same type down to the unit level.
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closed 4/28/2014 via PR Newswire

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired Dynamic Clinical Systems

synopsis: Press Ganey, the leading patient experience improvement firm, announced the acquisition of Dynamic Clinical Systems, a patient-reported outcomes services and solutions provider. The acquisition expands Press Ganey's Patient Voice portfolio for health care organizations with the ability to collect, measure and analyze patient-reported data.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey partners with more than 10,000 health care organizations worldwide to create and sustain high-performing organizations. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to help clients operate efficiently, improve quality, increase market share and optimize reimbursement. "
target: Dynamic Clinical Systems
Dynamic Clinical Systems is the health care industry's most comprehensive and technically advanced provider of patient-reported outcomes services and solutions, offering an survey system that makes self-reported patient survey data and evidence-based protocols accessible at the point of need.
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closed 1/6/2014 via PR Newswire

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired On The Spot Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Press Ganey, the leading patient experience improvement firm, announced the acquisition of On The Spot Systems®, a point-of-care survey technology firm that enables organizations to capture real-time patient feedback.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Recognized as a leader in performance improvement, Press Ganey partners with more than 10,000 health care organizations worldwide to create and sustain high performing organizations, and, ultimately, improve the overall health care experience. "
target: On The Spot Systems, Inc.
On The Spot Systems is a point-of-care survey technology firm that enables organizations to capture real-time patient feedback. The software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based solution allows provider organizations to customize surveys for targeted improvement efforts.
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closed 1/2/2013 via Company Press Release

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired Morehead Associates

synopsis: Press Ganey Associates, Inc., a recognized leader in health care performance improvement, announced that it acquired Morehead Associates, Inc., one of the industry’s foremost employee and physician engagement firms. The acquisition strengthens Press Ganey’s comprehensive suite of patient experience solutions and services.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Recognized as a leader in performance improvement, Press Ganey partners with more than 10,000 health care organizations worldwide to create and sustain high performing organizations, and, ultimately, improve the overall health care experience. "
target: Morehead Associates
Morehead Associates helps leaders make better decisions and drive performance. They partner with healthcare organizations to create an engaged workforce, prioritize systemic changes, and align employees and physicians with business strategies.
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closed 8/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired Quality Indicator Project

synopsis: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. announced it has acquired the Quality Indicator Project® division (QI Project®) from the Maryland Hospital Association. Launched in 1984, QI Project is among the earliest pioneers in the clinical performance measurement arena.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey Associates is the health care industry’s leading independent vendor of satisfaction measurement and improvement services. Press Ganey assists health care facilities in collecting and using patient, resident, employee, and physician evaluations in their quality improvement initiatives. "
target parent: Maryland Hospital Association
target: Quality Indicator Project
Healthcare executives, clinicians and quality professionals throughout the U.S. rely on the Quality Indicator Project’s best-in-class clinical performance measurement, reporting, and analytical solutions to meet their performance measurement and improvement goals for core measures and more.
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closed 11/30/2009 via Company Press Release

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired PatientImpact LLC

synopsis: PatientImpact has joined forces with Press Ganey to pair its e-mail and kiosk survey distribution methods with Press Ganey’s robust mail and telephone methods. In addition, PatientImpact’s at-a-glance graphical reporting capabilities will be incorporated with Press Ganey’s sophisticated analytics and extensive benchmarking resources.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Recognized as a leader in performance improvement for 25 years, Press Ganey Associates partners with more than 10,000 health care organizations to create and sustain high performing organizations, and, ultimately, improve the overall health care experience. "
target: PatientImpact LLC
PatientImpact LLC provides patient experience intelligence, comparative analysis, and strategic guidance services. It offers RealTime, Referral Physician Research, Employee Satisfaction Surveys, and Customer Service Training and Consulting Services.
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closed 1/8/2009 via PR Newswire

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired Patientflow Technology

synopsis: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. announced it has acquired PatientFlow Technology, a leading provider of patient flow management tools and services for hospitals. The Boston-based company specializes in improving hospital operations by offering strategic solutions for patient flow issues.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey Associates is the health care industry’s leading independent vendor of satisfaction measurement and improvement services. Press Ganey assists health care facilities in collecting and using patient, resident, employee, and physician evaluations in their quality improvement initiatives. "
target: Patientflow Technology
PatientFlow Technology provides tools and services for hospitals to address patient flow problems such as emergency room overcrowding, long wait times, bumped or delayed surgeries, and lack of available ICU and routine hospital beds, while concurrently improving quality of care.
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closed 3/12/2008 via Company Press Release

Vestar Capital Partners, acquired Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

synopsis: American Securities Capital Partners (ASCP) completed the sale of its interest in Press Ganey Associates after almost five years of partnership with the Company. The exit occurs after significant accomplishments by Press Ganey over this period.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners is a leading international private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. The firm's investment strategy is targeted towards companies in the U.S., Europe, and Japan with valuations in the $100 million to $5 billion range. "
target parent: American Securities Capital Partners
target: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey Associates is the health care industry’s leading independent vendor of satisfaction measurement and improvement services. Press Ganey assists health care facilities in collecting and using patient, resident, employee, and physician evaluations in their quality improvement initiatives.
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closed 7/1/2019 via Company Press Release

SPH Analytics, acquired DSS Research

synopsis: SPH Analytics has acquired DSS Research, creating the nation’s premier member experience measurement and analytics firm. DSS Research is a survey research firm that works with health plans, hospitals, accountable care organizations, and more to uncover insights about their business through survey research and advanced analytics.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: SPH Analytics
SPH Analytics, a leader in healthcare analytics and population health management, empowers clients to analyze and interpret their clinical, financial, and consumer experience data to maximize their performance. SPH’s solutions include Population Care, Population Value, and Population Engage. "
target: DSS Research
DSS Research is a survey research firm that works with more than 1,000 health plans, hospitals, accountable care organizations, home health agencies, dialysis centers, and Hospices to uncover insights about their business through survey research and advanced analytics.
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announced 6/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Ares Management, L.P., Leonard Green & Partners, L.P., will acquire Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Press Ganey Associates, Inc., a provider of safety, quality, patient experience and workforce engagement solutions for healthcare organizations, will be acquired by Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. and affiliates of Ares Management Corporation. Press Ganey offers a suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey.
buyer: Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
buyer: Ares Management, L.P. (NYSE:ARES:$1,169.57)
Ares Management, L.P. is a publicly traded, leading global alternative asset manager. Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. is a private equity investment firm that partners with management teams and founders to invest in market-leading companies. "
target parent: EQT AB
target: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience, and workforce engagement.
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closed 10/21/2016 via BusinessWire

EQT, acquired Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations; Press Ganey Holdings, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition by private equity group EQT. Under the terms, Press Ganey shareholders will receive $40.50 in cash for each share of common stock.
buyer: EQT (EQT:$0.00)
EQT is a leading global private equity group with approximately EUR 29 billion in raised capital. EQT has portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership. "
target parent: Vestar Capital Partners
target: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey Holdings is a leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations across the continuum of care.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,234 [$2,370]
rev ($mm)
$344
EBITDA ($mm)
$105
EV / rev
6.9x
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22.7x
closed 3/12/2008 via Company Press Release

Vestar Capital Partners, acquired Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

synopsis: American Securities Capital Partners (ASCP) completed the sale of its interest in Press Ganey Associates after almost five years of partnership with the Company. The exit occurs after significant accomplishments by Press Ganey over this period.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners is a leading international private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. The firm's investment strategy is targeted towards companies in the U.S., Europe, and Japan with valuations in the $100 million to $5 billion range. "
target parent: American Securities Capital Partners
target: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey Associates is the health care industry’s leading independent vendor of satisfaction measurement and improvement services. Press Ganey assists health care facilities in collecting and using patient, resident, employee, and physician evaluations in their quality improvement initiatives.
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closed 5/3/2016 via BusinessWire

Bivarus, Inc., acquired The Jackson Group, Inc.

synopsis: Bivarus, Inc., a patient experience analytics company, announced that it has acquired The Jackson Group, Inc., a leading healthcare-focused measurement and consulting firm. The acquisition expands Bivarus’s offerings to capture and operationalize patient and employee insights for healthcare organizations.
buyer: Bivarus, Inc.
Bivarus brings a new science for measuring continuous quality improvement (CQI) and the patient experience to hospital-based outpatient service lines, community-based clinics, and large group practices. Their analytics platform gives healthcare leaders relevant data around patient experience. "
target: The Jackson Group, Inc.
The Jackson Group, Inc. commits itself and its resources to helping organizations through a wide array of solutions including employee surveys, customer satisfaction surveys, exit surveys, and community perceptions assessments.
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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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announced 8/29/2017 via PR Newswire

Optum, will acquire The Advisory Board Company

synopsis: The Advisory Board Company, a distinctive provider of research, technology and consulting to health care organizations and education institutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to sell its health care business to Optum, a leading health services company.
buyer parent: UnitedHealth Group
buyer: Optum
Optum is a health services and innovation company on a mission to help make the health system work better for everyone. They combine data and analytics with technology and expertise to power modern health care. "
target: The Advisory Board Company (ABCO:$799.15)
The Advisory Board Company is a best practices firm that uses a combination of research, technology and consulting to improve the performance of approximately 5,700 health care organizations and educational institutions.
price ($mm)
$1,300
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closed 5/14/2015 via PR Newswire

Decision Resources Group, acquired Healthcare Business Insights

synopsis: Decision Resources Group (DRG), a subsidiary of Piramal Enterprises Ltd., announced that it has acquired Healthcare Business Insights (HBI), a trusted provider of best practice research, training and services to more than 1,400 hospitals across the U.S. HBI's member-centric Academies enable hospitals to understand how to address critical issues.
buyer parent: Piramal Group
buyer: Decision Resources Group
Decision Resources Group offers best-in-class, high-value information and insights on critical issues within the healthcare industry. The top biopharmaceutical, medical technology and managed care companies rely on the Company’s predictive analytics to make fully informed decisions. "
target: Healthcare Business Insights
Healthcare Business Insights (HBI) is a leading provider of in-depth research and thoughtful insights across the core business functions found in hospitals and health systems nationwide. HBI's membership programs include Revenue Cycle, IT, Supply Chain and Cost & Quality.
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announced 6/3/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Beyond Commerce, Inc., will acquire Issues & Answers Network, Inc.

synopsis: Beyond Commerce, Inc., a provider of B2B internet marketing analytics, technologies and services, announced it has agreed to acquire Issues & Answers Network, Inc. Issues & Answers is a global consumer insights research partner providing answers for brands and companies through both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
buyer: Beyond Commerce, Inc. (OTCPK:BYOC:$0.46)
Beyond Commerce, Inc. is focused on business combinations of "big data" companies in the global B2B internet marketing analytics, technologies and related services space. Their objective is to develop and deploy software technology that will build on growth potential and to exploit opportunities. "
target: Issues & Answers Network, Inc.
Issues & Answers Network (I&A) is a global consumer insights research partner dedicated to providing the answers that brands or companies need through both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. I&A collects information through telephone interviewing, web surveys and face-to-face focus groups.
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closed 4/3/2019 via Company Press Release

ResearchBods merged with STRAT7,

synopsis: UK's specialist data and analytics agency ResearchBods, is now a part of STRAT7 – a new UK group backed by Horizon Capital that will help businesses and brands extract and interpret customer insights to create powerful data driven strategies.
buyer parent: Horizon Capital
buyer: STRAT7
UK’s STRAT7 is an inspired partnership of data, insight analytics and strategy specialists. STRAT7 was created to help brands overcome the challenges of capturing consumer data seamlessly and harnessing the insights to evolve strategies and make game-changing business decisions. "
target: ResearchBods
UK's ResearchBods is a creative and forward thinking company with vast experience within market research. They help brands, businesses and organisations understand and engage with their customers, stakeholders or employees through access panels, insight communities and digital research solutions.
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closed 4/3/2019 via PE Hub

Bonamy Finch merged with STRAT7,

synopsis: UK's specialist data and analytics agency Bonamy Finch, is now a part of STRAT7 – a new UK group backed by Horizon Capital that will help businesses and brands extract and interpret customer insights to create powerful data driven strategies.
buyer parent: Horizon Capital
buyer: STRAT7
UK’s STRAT7 is an inspired partnership of data, insight analytics and strategy specialists. STRAT7 was created to help brands overcome the challenges of capturing consumer data seamlessly and harnessing the insights to evolve strategies and make game-changing business decisions. "
target: Bonamy Finch
UK’s Bonamy Finch is an analytically-driven insights consultancy group. They provide a unique blend of advanced analytics, data science and bespoke research solutions to uncover growth opportunities for the world’s leading brands.
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closed 3/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Delineate., acquired Opinion.Life

synopsis: UK's Insights and data firm Delineate has acquired survey and opinion research business Opinion.Life. Opinion.Life was co-founded by Delineate CEO James Turner and Dr Zsolt Kiss in the UK as a challenger polling company. It uses a proprietary set of algorithms built on data science and behavioral science to better predict consumer opinions.
buyer: Delineate.
Delineate. is a UK company whose mission is to put better data and more meaningful insights into the hands of marketers and communicators. They fuse the best of opinion research, modern technology and data science to provide insight solutions for real world marketing and communication challenges. "
target: Opinion.Life
UK's Opinion.Life is an international market research firm driven by the idea that all opinions matter. Opinion.Life uses a combination of opinion polling, data science and behavior science to accurately understand and predict the true opinions, behaviors, and attitudes that shape the world.
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announced 12/17/2018 via BusinessWire

Verint Systems Inc., will acquire ForeSee

synopsis: Verint Systems Inc., a leader in Actionable Intelligence solutions, is to acquire ForeSee. ForeSee voice of the customer (VoC) software solutions are designed for business impact, to measure and benchmark a 360-degree view of the customer across every touchpoint in digital, location, and contact center.
buyer: Verint Systems Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRNT:$1,255.80)
Verint is a leader in Actionable Intelligence solutions with a focus on customer engagement optimization, security intelligence, and fraud, risk and compliance. Organizations in more than 180 countries count on intelligence from Verint solutions to make more informed, effective and timely decisions."
target: ForeSee
ForeSee® helps companies grow by listening to what matters most—customer voices. ForeSee voice of the customer (VoC) software solutions are designed for business impact, to measure and benchmark a 360-degree view of the customer across every touchpoint in digital, location, and contact center.
price ($mm)
$65
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Critical Mix, Inc., acquired UBMobile

synopsis: Critical Mix, a premier global data and insights company, acquired UBMobile, a mobile-first consumer insights technology and services company. UBMobile captures stated and observed consumer data to improve marketing decision making. Their LifeTap app helps to reach consumers to deliver more representative audiences and reliable insights.
buyer: Critical Mix, Inc.
Critical Mix creates insights that drive business decisions with easy, collaborative tools to access global target audiences, program engaging surveys and visualize results. Insights professionals around the world rely on their simplified solutions to help them innovate and grow. "
target: UBMobile
UBMobile is a mobile-first consumer insights technology and service company. Using modern technologies, UBMobile captures stated and observed consumer data to improve marketing decision making. Their LifeTap app helps to reach consumers to deliver more representative audiences and reliable insights.
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closed 12/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

YouGov plc, acquired Galaxy Research Pty Ltd

synopsis: YouGov Plc, an international market research and data analytics group, has acquired Galaxy Research Pty Ltd, an independent Australian marketing research and strategy planning consultancy. Galaxy Research works with various industries, including consumer goods, PR, service industries, healthcare, not for profit, and government agencies.
buyer: YouGov plc (AIM:YOU:$147.66)
YouGov is an international, full-service research company primarily using online panels to provide quantitative and qualitative research across a range of industries, including consumer products, financial services, public sector, technology and telecom and media. "
target: Galaxy Research Pty Ltd
Galaxy Research is an Australian marketing research and strategy planning consultancy with the skills and infrastructure to conduct a wide variety of projects in Australia and overseas. Galaxy Research works with various industries, including consumer goods, PR, healthcare, not for profit, and more.
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closed 1/18/2017 via CNW Group

CRC Research Inc., acquired Research House, Inc.

synopsis: CRC Research announced that it has acquired Research House, a Toronto-based market research agency specializing in focus group facilities and qualitative recruiting. The acquisition creates the largest qualitative specialty market research company in Canada.
buyer: CRC Research Inc.
CRC Research is the largest qualitative specialty market research company in Canada, with offices and facilities in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, and a professional team serving clients coast-to-coast. "
target parent: Environics Research Group Ltd.
target: Research House, Inc.
Research House is a Toronto-based market research agency specializing in focus group facilities and qualitative recruiting. Research House maintains four highly sought-after focus group rooms in central Toronto.
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closed 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

STR Global, Ltd., acquired LJ Research Limited

synopsis: STR, a data benchmarking and analytics specialist, has acquired LJ Research, a full-service market research agency. The company specialises in analysing customer feedback and is a leading provider of key data and specialised insights to the tourism, travel and hospitality industry.
buyer: STR Global, Ltd.
STR Global track supply and demand data for the hotel industry and provide valuable market share analysis for international, regional hotel chains and independent hotels. They offer standard reports and customized data sets that help forecast market performance and supply and demand dynamics. "
target: LJ Research Limited
LJ Research is a full-service market research agency undertaking quantitative and qualitative market research. They’re experts in analysing customer feedback and delivering actionable insights. They are used to applying quantitative methods in online, face-to-face, or self-completion questionnaires.
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closed 2/10/2016 via Company Description

GfK Group, acquired Netquest

synopsis: GfK, the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information, has acquired Netquest, an independent online field provider for the market research sector in Spain, Portugal and Latin America.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s long-standing data science experience. "
target: Netquest
Founded in Barcelona in 2001, Netquest is an independent online field provider for the market research sector in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. They have more than 400,000 consumers willing to give their opinion in 21 countries, and the latest technology in order to manage and survey them.
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closed 6/17/2015 via PR Newswire

EMG3, acquired Phantom Shoppers, LLC

synopsis: EMG3, a wholly owned subsidiary of TideSmart Global, a leading experiential marketing and media firm, announced it closed its acquisition of Florida-based Phantom Shopper, LLC, a hospitality-consulting group dedicated to providing accurate and real-time business intelligence information for the service industry worldwide.
buyer parent: TideSmart Global
buyer: EMG3
EMG3 has provided experiential solutions to some of the biggest and best companies in the world. By combining the art of live experiences with the science of both new and traditional media, EMG3 builds strong emotional connections between client brands and key audiences. "
target: Phantom Shoppers, LLC
Phantom Shoppers, LLC is a hospitality-consulting group dedicated to providing accurate and real-time business intelligence information for the service industry worldwide.
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closed 5/6/2015 via BNC Analysis

ReconMR, acquired Voter Consumer Research, Inc.

synopsis: ReconMR, a San Marcos-based polling and research company, has acquired Houston-based Voter Consumer Research. The company provides professional market research data collection and tabulation services to clients including public and private corporations, full service research firms, public relations / public affairs firms, and more.
buyer: ReconMR
ReconMR is a full-service marketing research agency designed to handle strategic issues and the toughest marketing questions with primary research solutions—providing innovative research designs blended with the rigors of sound marketing science. "
target: Voter Consumer Research, Inc.
Voter Consumer Research provides professional market research data collection and tabulation services to clients including public and private corporations, full service research firms, public relations / public affairs firms, health care providers and advertising agencies, among others.
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