Like Geriatric Health Systems, LLC

closed 9/19/2005 via BusinessWire

National Research Corporation, acquired Geriatric Health Systems, LLC

synopsis: National Research Corporation, a leader in healthcare performance measurement, today announced the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Geriatric Health Systems, LLC (GHS), a healthcare survey research and analytics firm specializing in measuring health status, health risk and member satisfaction for health plans in the United States.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
Founded in 1981, National Research Corporation (NRC) has maintained a strong commitment to improving the quality of healthcare received by patients and consumers through a focus on continual improvement in patient experience and performance measurement within the healthcare industry. "
target: Geriatric Health Systems, LLC
GHS is a healthcare survey research firm specializing in quality improvement. Our turnkey survey and reporting systems are used by health plans, physician organizations and healthcare purchasers nationwide.
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closed 4/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Cerner Corporation, acquired Kantar Health

synopsis: Cerner Corporation, a global health care technology company, has acquired Kantar Health, a division of Kantar Group. Kantar Health is a leading data, analytics and real-world evidence and commercial research consultancy serving the life science industry.
buyer: Cerner Corporation (CERN:$5,707.53)
Cerner’s health technologies connect people and information systems at thousands of contracted provider facilities worldwide dedicated to creating smarter and better care for individuals and communities. "
target parent: Bain Capital
target: Kantar Health
Kantar Health SA provides healthcare consulting and marketing research services. The company was formerly known as Taylor Nelson Sofres Healthcare SA. The company is based in Madrid, Spain. Kantar Health SA operates as a subsidiary of WPP plc.
price ($mm)
$375
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$150
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closed 3/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

M3 USA Corporation, purchased Healthcare Market Research Business from Manthan Systems

synopsis: M3 Global Research announced the acquisition of Manthan's healthcare market research business. India-based Manthan is a cloud analytics company pioneering applications for retail and consumer-facing businesses. Its healthcare division will be rebranded after the acquisition as m360 Research.
buyer parent: M3, Inc.
buyer: M3 USA Corporation
M3 USA (M3 Global Research), named to represent Medicine, Media, and Metamorphosis, was founded to change the world of medicine through full use of the power of the Internet. M3 provides the life science industry with highly targeted interactive marketing, education, content, and research solutions."
seller: Manthan Systems
The acquisition includes the healthcare market research business of Manthan. India-based Manthan is a cloud analytics company pioneering applications for retail and consumer-facing businesses. Its healthcare division will be rebranded after the acquisition as m360 Research.
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closed 11/1/2011 via BNC Analysis

IMS Health Incorporated, acquired SDI Health LLC

synopsis: IMS Health has completed its acquisition of SDI, a leading healthcare market insight and analytics firm. It provides the industry’s most comprehensive de-identified patient-level data to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies, enabling them to better understand the healthcare market.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: IMS Health Incorporated (NYSE:IQV:$10,412.00)
IMS Health is the world’s leading provider of market intelligence to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. IMS offers leading-edge market intelligence products and services that are integral to clients’ day-to-day operations. "
target parent: LLR Partners
target: SDI Health LLC
SDI is a leading healthcare market insight and analytics firm. It provides the industry’s most comprehensive de-identified patient-level data to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies, enabling them to better understand the healthcare market.
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$340
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announced 11/22/2010 via BusinessWire

M3 USA Corporation, will acquire EMS Research

synopsis: M3 USA, parent company of MDLinx, a leading medical market research firm, has signed an agreement to purchase EU-based EMS Research, a company specializing in quantitative and qualitative market research for clients in healthcare and other vertical markets.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: M3 USA Corporation
M3 USA, named to represent Medicine, Media, and Metamorphosis, was founded with the goal of changing the world of medicine through full use of the power of the Internet. M3 provides the life science industry with highly targeted interactive marketing, education, content, and research solutions. "
target: EMS Research
EMS Research (European Marketing Specialists), headquartered in London, England, was founded in 1999 and is Europe’s leading in-house medical fieldwork company. EMS help clients achieve their objectives by delivering vital insight into markets, attitudes, concepts and products.
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$6
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closed 11/13/2007 via PR Newswire

Cegedim Group S.A., acquired 3ES

synopsis: Cegedim Strategic Data, leading provider of Pharmaceutical Market Research has completed its acquisition of 3ES, a CRO member of the AFCRO, specializing in Clinical Studies and post-AMM studies, notably through online tools.
buyer: Cegedim Group S.A. (ENXTPA:CGM:$592.02)
Established as the world's leading CRM provider for the life sciences industry with its Cegedim Dendrite business unit, CEGEDIM provides the world's largest pharmaceutical companies with vital support for successful Customer Relationship Management (CRM). "
target: 3ES
3ES provides multidisciplinary expertise in the medical research field. 3ES has developed their in-house software for managing online studies via Internet, and has received the ANVAR label for "innovating business".
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closed 1/18/2007 via PR Newswire

Phoenix Marketing International, acquired JZM Research

synopsis: Phoenix Marketing International has acquired JZM, Inc. (Johnston, Zabor, McManus), a full service marketing research firm based in Durham, North Carolina, that specializes in healthcare research. The company provides research for 7 of the 10 largest global pharmaceutical companies.
buyer: Phoenix Marketing International
Phoenix Marketing International offers advanced advertising and brand measurement along with direct marketing expertise. Phoenix combines primary and syndicated marketing research expertise with database analytics and modeling proficiency. "
target: JZM Research
JZM is a healthcare focused marketing research firm. The company merges existing, proven marketing research techniques with new state-of-the-art technologies for faster and better results for our pharmaceutical, biotech, and other healthcare clients.
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closed 4/18/2007 via BusinessWire

MCF Corporation, acquired MedPanel, Inc.

synopsis: MCF Corporation has completed the acquisition of MedPanel, Inc., an online medical market intelligence firm. With the closing of the transaction, MedPanel, Inc. becomes Panel Intelligence, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of MCF Corporation.
buyer: MCF Corporation (MEM:$0.00)
MCF Corporation is a financial services holding company that provides investment research, capital markets services, corporate and venture services, investment banking, asset management and wealth management through its operating subsidiaries. "
target: MedPanel, Inc.
MedPanel provides online medical market intelligence to the life sciences industry through custom research and syndicated studies. Research services include study design, recruitment, programming, panel moderation, advanced data analysis and summaries.
price ($mm)
$7.00
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closed 6/1/2006 via

So-net M3, Inc., acquired MDLinx, Inc.

synopsis: MDLinx, a leading online provider of global, real-time health information resources for physicians and consumers, announced today it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with So-net M3, a Sony Communication Network Group company.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: So-net M3, Inc.
So-net M3 is a leading provider of online pharmaceutical promotion solutions. So-net M3 Inc. was established in September 2000 under the service name of So-net, with Sony Communications Network Corporation, a supplier of network-related services, as the largest stockholder. "
target: MDLinx, Inc.
MDLinx is an award-winning, practical tool that busy physicians and healthcare professionals use to stay up to date with the latest research in the medical field. The company aggregates medical articles and research from more than 1,200 peer-reviewed journals and leading news media on a daily basis.
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$8.00
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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:$258.61)
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 3/14/2018 via PR Newswire

BioInformatics Inc., acquired IMV Ltd.

synopsis: BioInformatics Inc., the leading market research firm supporting the analytical instrumentation and life science industries, and owner of The Science Advisory Board, has acquired IMV Publishing, a recognized leader in market research and online publishing for the medical imaging and clinical diagnostic instruments markets.
buyer: BioInformatics Inc.
BioInformatics Inc. is the leading research and advisory firm serving the life science, diagnostic and analytical instrument industries. Their expertise includes assessing the size and attractiveness of markets, optimizing product configurations and pricing and validating corporate acquisitions. "
target: IMV Ltd.
IMV Publishing is a recognized leader in market research and online publishing for the medical imaging and clinical diagnostic instruments markets. IMV’s complete line of research reports provides decision makers with site-specific databases and comprehensive market reports.
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closed 6/16/2021 via Company Press Release

Sermo, acquired Minter Group

synopsis: Sermo, the world’s leading healthcare provider insights company and the first social media platform for physicians, announced its acquisition of Australia-based market research leader, Minter Group. Since 2003 Minter has built a variety of research panels across various industries including IT, consumer and healthcare.
buyer: Sermo
Sermo is the world’s leading healthcare provider insights company and the first social media platform for physicians. They offer a unique physician-first online community that allows clinicians to communicate about issues that are important to them and their patients. "
target: Minter Group
Minter Group is an Australia-based market research leader. Since 2003 Minter has built a variety of research panels across various industries including IT, consumer and healthcare.
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closed 9/25/2020 via BusinessWire

W2O Group, acquired Elysia Group

synopsis: W2O, the leading independent provider of analytics-driven, technology-enabled marketing and communications solutions to the healthcare sector, announced it has acquired Elysia Group, a health economic and outcomes research (HEOR) consulting firm operating in the United States and Asia Pacific.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: W2O Group
W2O is an independent provider of analytics-driven, digital-first marketing and communications to the healthcare sector. W2O applies analytics models, methodologies and approaches in a digital world to design precise communications and marketing strategies to deliver sustained business results. "
target: Elysia Group
Elysia Group is a health economic and outcomes research consulting firm. Elysia provides pharmaceutical and medical device clients with innovative modeling approaches to health economic strategy and evidence development using data and analytics and real-world evidence.
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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
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EV / rev
2.2x
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closed 6/25/2012 via PR Newswire

McCann Health, acquired Double Helix

synopsis: McCann Health announced the acquisition of Double Helix. Double Helix is a leading, global provider of Market Research and Market Access services to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Dr. Wayne Phillips, who founded and runs Double Helix, will continue as CEO of Double Helix, reporting to John Cahill, CEO of McCann Health.
buyer parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: McCann Health
Comprising the world's most connected health and wellness experts, McCann Health is the most awarded professional and consumer health communications network with the largest international expertise spanning 35 countries and 61 offices. "
target: Double Helix
Double Helix is an independent healthcare consultancy with headquarters in London and offices in the US and Singapore. Established in 1995, they have been providing pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device clients of all sizes with the knowledge to evolve their brands and businesses.
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$55
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closed 4/14/2009 via BusinessWire

Majestic Research, LLC, acquired Rood Research, Inc.

synopsis: Majestic Research, a global, independent equity research company and a pioneer in data driven analysis, announced its acquisition of New York-based Rood Research – a leading provider of healthcare market research.
buyer: Majestic Research, LLC
Since its inception in 2002, Majestic Research has revolutionized the financial research business with our innovative proprietary methods and tools for accessing real-time data. "
target: Rood Research, Inc.
In the past 15 years, Rood Research has become a leader in providing healthcare research to some of the top pharmaceutical and biotech companies in the world.
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closed 7/30/2008 via BusinessWire

Surveillance Data, Inc., acquired Verispan, LLC

synopsis: SDI, the leader in innovative healthcare analytics, has acquired Verispan, a top provider of healthcare information and services. The acquisition creates the healthcare industry’s most comprehensive de-identified longitudinal database.
buyer parent: LLR Partners
buyer: Surveillance Data, Inc.
SDI provides a wide range of healthcare data and market research to pharmaceutical, consumer products, and healthcare-related companies. Since 1981, SDI's mission has been to provide healthcare data products with high business relevance as well as the means and know-how to put this data into action."
target: Verispan, LLC
Verispan provides a broad array of information products and services to virtually all of the top 50 pharmaceutical companies and the healthcare industry in general, including sales targeting and compensation products; market research audits; healthcare profiles; and direct mail, among many others.
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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:$258.61)
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 1/6/2015 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 9/19/2005 via BusinessWire

National Research Corporation, acquired Geriatric Health Systems, LLC

synopsis: National Research Corporation, a leader in healthcare performance measurement, today announced the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Geriatric Health Systems, LLC (GHS), a healthcare survey research and analytics firm specializing in measuring health status, health risk and member satisfaction for health plans in the United States.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
Founded in 1981, National Research Corporation (NRC) has maintained a strong commitment to improving the quality of healthcare received by patients and consumers through a focus on continual improvement in patient experience and performance measurement within the healthcare industry. "
target: Geriatric Health Systems, LLC
GHS is a healthcare survey research firm specializing in quality improvement. Our turnkey survey and reporting systems are used by health plans, physician organizations and healthcare purchasers nationwide.
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closed 12/21/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Ability Network, Inc., acquired OCS HomeCare

synopsis: Ability Network, a leading healthcare technology company, announced it has acquired the OCS HomeCare and Hospice division from National Research Corporation. OCS analytics software services offer clinical outcomes improvement, hospitalization insight, and quality assurance benchmarking and reporting.
buyer parent: Summit Partners
buyer: Ability Network, Inc.
ABILITY® Network is a leading healthcare information technology company trusted by over 120,000 providers and payers across the continuum of care, providing a broad suite of innovative workflow services to help manage the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare. "
target parent: National Research Corporation
target: OCS HomeCare
OCS has established leadership in the healthcare industry by empowering clients with state-of-the-art business intelligence tools and the largest, most accurate national benchmarking data warehouse.
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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 8/4/2010 via BusinessWire

National Research Corporation, acquired Outcome Concept Systems, Inc.

synopsis: National Research Corporation announced it has acquired, via stock purchase agreement, Outcome Concept Systems, Inc. (OCS), a privately-held healthcare informatics firm, in an all-cash transaction.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
Founded in 1981, National Research Corporation (NRC) has maintained a strong commitment to improving the quality of healthcare received by patients and consumers through a focus on continual improvement in patient experience and performance measurement within the healthcare industry. "
target: Outcome Concept Systems, Inc.
Outcome Concept Systems, Inc. (OCS) is a leading provider of clinical, financial and operational benchmarks and analytics to home care and hospice providers. OCS works with over 2,000 care providers throughout the United States and is based in Seattle, Washington.
price ($mm)[EV]
$14 [$18]
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$5
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3.6x
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closed 12/19/2008 via BusinessWire

My InnerView, Inc. merged with National Research Corporation,

synopsis: National Research Corporation announced the completion of the merger with My InnerView, Inc., a privately-held leading provider of quality and performance improvement solutions to the senior care profession, that was previously reported on November 26, 2008.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
Founded in 1981, National Research Corporation (NRC) has maintained a strong commitment to improving the quality of healthcare received by patients and consumers through a focus on continual improvement in patient experience and performance measurement within the healthcare industry. "
target: My InnerView, Inc.
My InnerView works with over 8,000 senior care providers throughout the United States, housing the largest dataset of senior care satisfaction metrics in the nation. The company has customers in all 50 states and has 19 of the top 20 largest nursing home companies as clients.
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closed 5/31/2006 via BusinessWire

National Research Corporation, acquired Governance Institute

synopsis: National Research Corporation, a leader in healthcare performance measurement and improvement, today announced the purchase of substantially all of the assets of The Governance Institute (TGI), a portfolio company of Housatonic Partners.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
Founded in 1981, National Research Corporation (NRC) has maintained a strong commitment to improving the quality of healthcare received by patients and consumers through a focus on continual improvement in patient experience and performance measurement within the healthcare industry. "
target parent: Housatonic Partners
target: Governance Institute
Recognized nationally as the preeminent source for unbiased governance knowledge, The Governance Institute conducts research studies, tracks healthcare industry trends, and showcases the best practices of leading healthcare boards across the country.
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closed 9/19/2005 via BusinessWire

National Research Corporation, acquired Geriatric Health Systems, LLC

synopsis: National Research Corporation, a leader in healthcare performance measurement, today announced the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Geriatric Health Systems, LLC (GHS), a healthcare survey research and analytics firm specializing in measuring health status, health risk and member satisfaction for health plans in the United States.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
Founded in 1981, National Research Corporation (NRC) has maintained a strong commitment to improving the quality of healthcare received by patients and consumers through a focus on continual improvement in patient experience and performance measurement within the healthcare industry. "
target: Geriatric Health Systems, LLC
GHS is a healthcare survey research firm specializing in quality improvement. Our turnkey survey and reporting systems are used by health plans, physician organizations and healthcare purchasers nationwide.
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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:$687.20)
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]
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$344
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$105
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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 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

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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announced 8/29/2011 via BNC Analysis

The Riverside Company, will acquire Avatar International LLC

synopsis: The FTC granted early termination for Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS) to sell Avatar International to Riverside Capital. Avatar International LLC is the leader in providing quality improvement services to the healthcare industry. Its product suite integrates patient surveys, HCAHPS, employee surveys, physician surveys and more.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on acquiring growing enterprises valued at up to €200 million. The firm partners with strong management teams and enhances its investments through acquisitions and operational growth. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Avatar International LLC
Avatar International LLC is the leader in providing quality improvement services to the healthcare industry. Its product suite integrates patient surveys, HCAHPS, employee surveys, physician surveys 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 6/19/2008 via Company Press Release

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, purchased a minority stake in Avatar International

synopsis: Media private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson announced that it has invested in Avatar International, a leading provider of patient-centric, quality improvement solutions for the healthcare industry.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe. "
target: Avatar International
Avatar International is a provider of intelligent and customizable survey based products. Avatar is defined by a drive to lead the healthcare industry by improving the quality of patient care, outcomes and employee morale through survey based products, consulting services and innovation.
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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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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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closed 5/31/2006 via BusinessWire

National Research Corporation, acquired Governance Institute

synopsis: National Research Corporation, a leader in healthcare performance measurement and improvement, today announced the purchase of substantially all of the assets of The Governance Institute (TGI), a portfolio company of Housatonic Partners.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
Founded in 1981, National Research Corporation (NRC) has maintained a strong commitment to improving the quality of healthcare received by patients and consumers through a focus on continual improvement in patient experience and performance measurement within the healthcare industry. "
target parent: Housatonic Partners
target: Governance Institute
Recognized nationally as the preeminent source for unbiased governance knowledge, The Governance Institute conducts research studies, tracks healthcare industry trends, and showcases the best practices of leading healthcare boards across the country.
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closed 8/3/2022 via BNC Analysis

Vizient, Inc., acquired Safe & Reliable Healthcare, LLC

synopsis: Vizient, Inc. announced it has acquired Safe & Reliable Healthcare, a leading provider of high reliability services, with more than a decade of proven experience in transforming cultures to create resilience, enhance workforce engagement and accountability, and help healthcare organizations deliver consistently safer and more reliable patient care.
buyer: Vizient, Inc.
Vizient, Inc., the largest healthcare performance improvement company in the US, serves more than 50% of the nation’s acute care providers, which includes 97% of the nation’s academic medical centers, and more than 20% of ambulatory care providers. "
target: Safe & Reliable Healthcare, LLC
Safe & Reliable Healthcare is a leading provider of high reliability services, with more than a decade of proven experience in transforming cultures to enhance workforce engagement and accountability. They provide SCORE, the integrated, outcomes-predictive, culture and engagement survey.
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closed 9/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ancor Capital Partners, acquired STATinMed

synopsis: Ancor Capital Partners, a Dallas-based private equity firm, announces the acquisition of STATinMED Research, a leading medical technology company in the health economics and outcomes research industry. STATinMED provides research, consulting, and targeted communications to global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and health information companies.
buyer: Ancor Capital Partners
Ancor Capital Partners is an operations-oriented private equity firm focused on lower middle-market companies with EBITDA of $5-$15 million. Extensive operational experience gives the Ancor team a unique understanding of the critical business issues faced by lower middle-market companies. "
target: STATinMed
STATinMED Research provides research, consulting, and targeted communications to global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and health information companies. All STATinMED Research consultants hold academic positions with prestigious universities.
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closed 2/27/2019 via Company Press Release

CompuGroup Medical AG, acquired Qualizorg B.V.

synopsis: German CompuGroup Medical, the leading global eHealth provider, acquired 100% of Qualizorg. Qualizorg is a market leader in the Netherlands and manages various databases, offers customized projects and is behind the leading data collection and analysis tool Qualiview.
buyer: CompuGroup Medical AG (DB:COP:$1,158.07)
CompuGroup Medical is Germany's leading global eHealth provider. Their software and communications solutions assist doctors, dentists, hospitals, pharmacists, associations, networks and other service providers with workflow, diagnosis and therapy. "
target parent: Axivate Capital
target: Qualizorg B.V.
Qualizorg specializes in collecting, managing and providing insight into quality indicators in the healthcare industry. Qualizorg is a market leader in the Netherlands and manages various databases, offers customized projects and is behind the leading data collection and analysis tool Qualiview.
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closed 3/14/2017 via Company Press Release

Cressey & Co., Spectrum Equity, acquired Verisys Corporation

synopsis: Verisys Corporation, a leading provider of technology solutions and primary-source data on healthcare professionals and businesses, announced that Spectrum Equity, along with Cressey & Company and Verisys CEO John P. Benson, have made a significant growth equity investment in the Company.
buyer: Spectrum Equity
buyer: Cressey & Co.
Spectrum Equity is a leading growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support to innovative Internet, software and information services companies. Cressey & Company LP is a private investment firm focused exclusively on investing in and building leading healthcare businesses. "
target: Verisys Corporation
Verisys is the leading provider of health care credentialing services with the most current, accurate, and comprehensive data and technology tools. Since 1992, Verisys has been leading the health care industry by providing the highest quality data coupled with deep health care industry experience.
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closed 7/25/2018 via Company Press Release

The WIRB-Copernicus Group, acquired KMR Group

synopsis: WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG), the leading provider of solutions to measurably improve the quality and efficiency of clinical research, has acquired KMR Group, a global leader in the provision and analysis of benchmarking and other data for the biopharmaceutical industry.
buyer parent: Arsenal Capital Partners
buyer: The WIRB-Copernicus Group
WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG) is the world's leading provider of solutions to measurably improve the quality and efficiency of clinical research. WCG enables biopharmaceutical companies, CROs and institutions to accelerate the delivery of new treatments and therapies to patients. "
target: KMR Group
KMR Group is a global leader in the provision and analysis of benchmarking and other data for the biopharmaceutical industry. KMR offers leading-edge data, products, and services in the form of reports and on-line tools that inform client strategy and productivity as well as day-to-day operations.
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closed 12/10/2014 via Company Press Release

Cello Group, acquired Promedica, Inc

synopsis: Cello Group plc, the healthcare and consumer strategic marketing group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Worldwide Promedica Inc. Promedica is a San Francisco based market research firm serving pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
buyer: Cello Group (CLLL:$204.91)
Cello is a leading global insight and strategic marketing group with a primary focus on the pharmaceutical and health sectors in addition to deep expertise in a range of other high margin sectors. "
target: Promedica, Inc
Promedica’s mission is to provide primary marketing research in the area of new product planning with an exclusive focus on healthcare, and a client-side perspective. Their ultimate goal is to optimize client's marketing research investment and contribute to company’s success.
price ($mm)
$0.70
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$2
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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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