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announced 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., will acquire Ebit

synopsis: AC Nielsen, a subsidiary of Nielsen Group in Brazil, will acquire the e-commerce analysis business, Ebit, from the Naspers Group's Buscapé Company. Ebit, a Brazilian company, helps users check out the reputation of virtual stores. Ebit acts as an online shopping consultant, publishing the certification of virtual stores on its website.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: Ebit
Ebit, a Brazilian company, helps users check out the reputation of virtual stores. Ebit acts as an online shopping consultant, publishing the certification of virtual stores on its website, ebit.com.br. Ebit also conducts surveys of its customers' experience when they purchases at these stores.
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closed 10/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Ecommerce Foundation, acquired Scamadviser.com

synopsis: Ecommerce Foundation, an independent non-profit organization that aims to foster global digital trade, has acquired Scamadviser.com, a British website that allows people to quickly check if a website is safe before buying anything from them.
buyer: Ecommerce Foundation
Ecommerce Foundation is an independent non-profit organization that aims to foster global digital trade. Their services include Ecommerce Reports, Ecommerce Knowledge-Sharing Events, EcommerceWiki, and Safe.Shop. "
target: Scamadviser.com
Scamadviser.com is a British website that allows people to quickly check if a website is safe before buying anything from them. Scamadviser offers a trust rating and safety summery for their checked websites, allowing online shoppers to make a well-informed decision before buying online.
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closed 8/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Next Commerce Pty Ltd

synopsis: Future plc, the international media group and leading digital business, has acquired Next Commerce Pty Ltd, a digital shopping comparison business with operations in Australia and across South East Asia, for an undisclosed cash consideration. Next Commerce operates the getprice.com.au and pricepanda.com comparison shopping websites.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$219.76)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events. "
target: Next Commerce Pty Ltd
Next Commerce operates Asia-Pacific's leading product comparison shopping network which includes Getprice.com.au in Australia and Pricepanda in 9 countries across SE Asia and other emerging markets. Next Commerce was founded in October 2012 following the management buyout of Getprice from News Ltd.
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closed 3/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Gruppo MutuiOnline SpA, acquired 7Pixel S.r.l

synopsis: Gruppo MutuiOnline SpA has acquired 74.85% of the share capital of 7Pixel S.r.l., a subsidiary of Naspers Ltd. 7Pixel owns the Italian leading e-commerce price comparison website Trovaprezzi.it. Users can browse and compare prices of computers, electronics, telecommunications, houshold appliances, baby&nursery, office supplies and many more.
buyer: Gruppo MutuiOnline SpA (BIT:MOL:$75.77)
Gruppo MutuiOnline SpA is the holding company of a group of firms operating in online broking of financial products with an aggregator model (main web sites: MutuiOnline.it and Segugio.it) and in the outsourcing of complex processes for the financial services industry in the Italian market. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: 7Pixel S.r.l
7Pixel was founded 2002 and with the idea to combine technological know-how and economic competencies. It owns both www.trovaprezzi.it and www.shoppydoo.com, the two leading comparison engines on the italian market.
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$58*
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$16
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$8
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9.4x
closed 12/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Connexity, acquired Become, Inc.

synopsis: Connexity, the price comparison shopping and marketing technology company, has acquired Become.com. Become.com is an award-winning provider of cloud-based performance marketing and SaaS solutions that benefit online merchants, web & mobile publishers and online shoppers.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Connexity
Connexity, Inc. is a technology driven marketing solutions company that leverages almost twenty years of ecommerce expertise to enable retailers and brands to understand their consumers better, acquire new customers at a lower cost, and increase sales. "
target: Become, Inc.
Become, Inc. is an award-winning provider of cloud-based performance marketing and SaaS solutions that benefit online merchants, web & mobile publishers and online shoppers (Product Ads, Channel Management, Feed Optimization, Analytics and more).
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closed 5/29/2014 via Company Press Release

Grupa Onet.pl S.A., acquired Opineo.pl

synopsis: Onet has completed the transaction for the purchase of an 80% stake in Opineo.pl, the largest service in Poland collects consumer reviews on shopping sites, products, companies and services. In addition to nearly 4 million customer reviews, it also provides vendor information online and a database of over 32 thousand. e-shops and businesses.
buyer parent: Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac
buyer: Grupa Onet.pl S.A.
Grupa Onet.pl S.A. focuses on running a Polish Web portal (Onet.pl). The Company also runs its own publishing house called Pascal Sp. z o.o. (Wydawnictwo Pascal), which publishes and distributes guidebooks, maps and other tourism related material. "
target: Opineo.pl
Opineo.pl is the largest service in Poland collects consumer reviews on shopping sites, products, companies and services. In addition to nearly 4 million customer reviews, it also provides vendor information online and a database of over 32 thousand. e-shops and businesses.
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cancelled 10/26/2012 via Company Press Release

Ybrant Digital Ltd., cancelled a purchase of PriceGrabber, LowerMyBills, and ClassesUSA.com from Experian Information Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Digital marketing company Ybrant Digital was not able to pay the US$175 million for Experian's three price comparison Web sites PriceGrabber, LowerMyBills, and ClassesUSA.com. The deal has been cancelled.
buyer: Ybrant Digital Ltd. (BSE:532368:$325.42)
Ybrant Digital offers Digital Marketing solutions to its clients. It connects advertisers with their audience across any form of digital media, using its massive local presence to deliver appropriate messages to the right audience, through the most relevant digital channels. "
seller parent: Experian plc
seller: Experian Information Solutions, Inc.
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 65 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making.
price ($mm)
$80
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$283
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closed 6/3/2011 via PE Hub

Symphony Technology Group, acquired Shopzilla

synopsis: Symphony Technology Group has announced that its acquisition of Shopzilla Inc. has closed. Shopzilla is a consumer lead generation platform focused in online retail, owns and operates a portfolio of leading online consumer shopping properties in comparison shopping, product discovery and social shopping/group sales.
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with the mission of investing in and building great software and services companies. STG also provides transformation expertise to enable its companies to deliver maximum value to its clients. "
target parent: The E.W. Scripps Company
target: Shopzilla
Shopzilla Inc., a consumer lead generation platform focused in online retail, owns and operates a portfolio of leading online consumer shopping properties in comparison shopping, product discovery and social shopping/group sales.
price ($mm)
$160
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$184
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closed 3/8/2011 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired BeatThatQuote.com Ltd.

synopsis: Google has bought the price comparison website BeatThatQuote.com for £37.7m.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: BeatThatQuote.com Ltd.
BeatThatQuote.com is the UK's fastest growing price comparison site. At BeatThatQuote.com, they are committed to finding clients the best deals at the lowest prices.
price ($mm)
$61
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$14
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closed 11/21/2008 via BNC Analysis

Jamplant, acquired Kelkoo

synopsis: Yahoo has sold Kelkoo, the European comparison shopping service it bought in 2004, to U.K. company Jamplant. Kelkoo founder and former CEO Pierre Chappaz said that Kelkoo sold for under €100 million (US$125 million), far less than the €475 million (US$598 million) Yahoo paid for it in March 2004.
buyer: Jamplant
Jamplant is an investment unit created by the founders of price comparison site, USwitch. "
target parent: Yahoo! Inc.
target: Kelkoo
Kelkoo SA is a European price comparison shopping site.
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closed 4/30/2008 via BusinessWire

M6 Metropole Television, acquired Cyrealis

synopsis: M6 Group through its subsidiary M6 Web, acquired 100% of Cyréalis, that runs websites like Clubic.com, Jeuxvideo.fr, Neteco.com and Achetezfacile.com. Thanks to this acquisition, M6 confirms its willingness to develop a first rank Internet platform, and becomes one of the 15 most visited websites in France.
buyer: M6 Metropole Television (ENXTPA:MMT:$1,585.68)
Metropole Television M6, through its subsidiaries, operates in the broadcasting industry. The group operates in Terrestrial Free TV, Brand Diversification, and Digital Pay TV divisions. "
target: Cyrealis
Cyréalis mainly runs three editorial websites on high tech, video games and e business set of themes, completed by a price comparison website (achetezfacile.com). In January 2008, Cyrealis gathered 5.5 millions unique visitors, predominantly men between 15 and 35 years old.
price ($mm)
$42
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$13
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closed 3/31/2008 via PR Newswire

Media General, Inc., acquired DealTaker.com

synopsis: Media General announced that it has completed the purchase of DealTaker.com, an online social shopping portal that attracts nearly 500,000 unique visitors per month who are seeking shopping bargains.
buyer: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is a multimedia company operating leading newspapers, television stations and online enterprises primarily in the Southeastern United States. The company's interactive media assets include more than 75 online enterprises that are associated with its newspapers and television stations. "
target: DealTaker.com
DealTaker.com was founded in 2004 and has more than 100,000 registered members as well as relationships with 1,500 affiliated retail businesses. The Web site provides coupons, rebates and bargains, many of them exclusive to DealTaker.com.
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closed 5/7/2007 via BusinessWire

About.com, Inc., acquired ConsumerSearch, Inc

synopsis: About.com, one of the 15 most-visited sites in the United States and a part of The New York Times Company, announced today that it has acquired ConsumerSearch.com, a leading online publisher of meta-reviews.
buyer parent: The New York Times Company
buyer: About.com, Inc.
About.com is a leading online source for original consumer information and advice and was acquired in March 2005 by The New York Times Company, a media company with 2005 revenues of $3.4 billion. "
target: ConsumerSearch, Inc
ConsumerSearch.com is designed to be the best starting place for any consumer aiming to research purchase decisions. The site covers thousands of consumer products through a network of freelance writers who analyze reviews from multiple online and offline sources.
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closed 11/7/2005 via PR Newswire

Abebooks.com, acquired BookFinder.com

synopsis: Abebooks.com, the world's largest online marketplace for new and used books, has acquired BookFinder.com - the leading price comparison shopping service dedicated to books. The acquisition unites two pioneering independent forces in Internet bookselling. Both companies are privately owned and profitable.
buyer: Abebooks.com
Abebooks.com is the world's largest online marketplace for books, with over 70 million new, used, rare, and out-of-print titles listed for sale by more than 13,000 independent booksellers from around the world. "
target: BookFinder.com
BookFinder.com is the open marketplace for books online—a one stop ecommerce search engine where you can search through over 80 million new, used, rare, and out of print books for sale.
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closed 6/27/2005 via PR Newswire

The E.W. Scripps Company, acquired Shopzilla

synopsis: The E. W. Scripps Company completed its acquisition of Shopzilla, a leading online comparison shopping service. The company announced its intention to acquire Shopzilla on June 6. Scripps paid $525 million in cash for 100 percent of Shopzilla.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,208.43)
The E.W. Scripps Company is a diverse and growing media enterprise with interests in national cable networks, newspaper publishing, broadcast television stations, electronic commerce, interactive media, and licensing and syndication. "
target: Shopzilla
Shopzilla is the most powerful & easy-to-use shopping search site on the Web. They use ShopRank, a proprietary patent-pending algorithm, to help shoppers instantly find virtually anything on sale at the best price. They also feature powerful comparison tools & consumer reviews of stores & products.
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closed 4/5/2004 via

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Kelkoo

synopsis: Yahoo Inc. (YHOO) said on Friday it agreed to buy Kelkoo SA, a European price comparison shopping site, for 475 million euros ($574.8 million) in cash to expand into Europe's rapidly expanding e-commerce market.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo!’s mission is to connect people to their passions, their communities and world’s knowledge. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. "
target: Kelkoo
Kelkoo SA is a European price comparison shopping site.
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closed 8/29/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Bazaarvoice, Inc., acquired Influenster

synopsis: Bazaarvoice, Inc., the leading provider of product reviews and user-generated content solutions, has acquired Influenster, a product discovery and reviews platform. The acquisition combines Influenster’s engaged community of everyday consumers with Bazaarvoice’s industry-leading software and network of over 6,000 global brand and retailer websites.
buyer parent: Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: Bazaarvoice, Inc. (BV:$206.30)
Bazaarvoice helps brands and retailers find and reach consumers. Each month in the Bazaarvoice Network, more than one-half billion consumers view and share authentic consumer-generated content (CGC), including ratings and reviews and curated visual content, across 5,000 brand and retail websites. "
target: Influenster
Influenster is a product discovery and reviews platform for consumers. The platform has more than 38 million product reviews, growing by one million monthly, written by nearly six million members.
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closed 12/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Field Agent, acquired SMACK

synopsis: Field Agent, a company that provides near real-time access to in-store information and consumer insights, has acquired SMACK, a mobile advertising company that is dedicated to helping people design a life they can afford to live, to create a new division known as Field Media.
buyer: Field Agent
Field Agent provides near real-time access to in-store information and consumer insights by collecting data from over 1.2 million everyday shoppers via their mobile app. Brands and retailers look to Field Agent to be their “eyes and ears” in places where they cannot be physically present. "
target: SMACK
SMACK is a mobile advertising company that is dedicated to helping people design a life they can afford to live. They are an inspirational cheat sheet for consumers on their publishing platforms, Aisle 9 and Product 1.
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closed 12/17/2015 via PR Newswire

Purch, acquired ShopSavvy Inc.

synopsis: Purch, a digital content and commerce company that reacher 100M consumers monthly, announced it has acquired ShopSavvy, one of the largest mobile shopping apps (available on iOS and Android) with more than one million active monthly users and 30 million downloads to-date.
buyer: Purch
Purch is a portfolio of digital brands and services that helps make complex buying decisions easy for 100 million consumers monthly. Its respected sites such as Top Ten Reviews, Tom's Guide, Tom's Hardware, and Live Science integrate commerce and content in more than 1000 product categories. "
target: ShopSavvy Inc.
ShopSavvy® is the original mobile barcode scanning application and the leader in barcode-powered shopping. More than 40 million smartphone users generate 50 million product scans per month through ShopSavvy.
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closed 10/1/2014 via PR Newswire

Gannett Co., Inc., acquired Classified Ventures, LLC

synopsis: Gannett has acquired full ownership of Cars.com, one of the leading digital companies in the automotive space. Under the agreement, Gannett will acquire the 73% interest it does not already own in Classified Ventures LLC, which owns Cars.com.
buyer: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$2,786.88)
Gannett Co., Inc. is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 110 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. "
target: Classified Ventures, LLC
Classified Ventures operates leading businesses in the online classified advertising categories of automotive, rentals and real estate through its award-winning websites. Cars.com is the leading destination for online car shoppers.
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announced 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., will acquire Ebit

synopsis: AC Nielsen, a subsidiary of Nielsen Group in Brazil, will acquire the e-commerce analysis business, Ebit, from the Naspers Group's Buscapé Company. Ebit, a Brazilian company, helps users check out the reputation of virtual stores. Ebit acts as an online shopping consultant, publishing the certification of virtual stores on its website.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: Ebit
Ebit, a Brazilian company, helps users check out the reputation of virtual stores. Ebit acts as an online shopping consultant, publishing the certification of virtual stores on its website, ebit.com.br. Ebit also conducts surveys of its customers' experience when they purchases at these stores.
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announced 2/13/2019 via Wall Street Journal

The Nielsen Company, Inc., will acquire Sorenson Media Inc.

synopsis: Data analytics company Nielsen Co. is the winning bidder for the assets of bankrupt television data provider Sorenson Media Inc. Sorenson Media's technology provides networks, broadcasters and advertisers with a complete toolkit to enable, enhance and improve the TV advertising viewing experience.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target: Sorenson Media Inc.
Sorenson Media provides trusted solutions to the television industry and is an innovator in driving the future of television advertising. Their technology provides networks, broadcasters and advertisers with a complete toolkit to enable, enhance and improve the TV advertising viewing experience.
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$11
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closed 9/5/2018 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired SuperData Research

synopsis: Nielsen Holdings plc, a global measurement and data analytics company, announced it has completed its acquisition of SuperData Research, a leading provider of market intelligence on digital games, gaming video content and virtual/augmented reality across mobile, PC online, console and other digital platforms.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target: SuperData Research
SuperData offers quantitative and qualitative insights on free-to-play games, digital console, mobile, PC downloadable content, streaming media and gaming video content, esports, and virtual reality. SuperData helps its customers understand what people play, connect to, watch, and spend on.
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Landsberry & James

synopsis: Global measurement company, Nielsen, has acquired Landsberry & James (L&J), a leading media analysis and software company in Sydney, Australia. L&J designs, develops and markets software across the entire media analytics, planning, buying and post analysis process for television, digital, radio, advertising expenditure and advertising creatives.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target: Landsberry & James
Landsberry & James is an international provider of industry leading advertising, media and trading solutions for media owners, media/creative agencies, advertisers and broadcast management systems. Landsberry & James’ products outclass competitors, maximise client opportunities and deliver ROI.
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announced 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., will acquire Ebit

synopsis: AC Nielsen, a subsidiary of Nielsen Group in Brazil, will acquire the e-commerce analysis business, Ebit, from the Naspers Group's Buscapé Company. Ebit, a Brazilian company, helps users check out the reputation of virtual stores. Ebit acts as an online shopping consultant, publishing the certification of virtual stores on its website.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: Ebit
Ebit, a Brazilian company, helps users check out the reputation of virtual stores. Ebit acts as an online shopping consultant, publishing the certification of virtual stores on its website, ebit.com.br. Ebit also conducts surveys of its customers' experience when they purchases at these stores.
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announced 2/14/2018 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., will purchase Advertising Intelligence Division from Ebiquity plc

synopsis: Ebiquity has entered into an agreement to sell their Advertising Intelligence business to Nielsen. The business comprises Ebiquity's Portfolio advertising monitoring platform, ePublisher validation and verification platform and communications insight services operating in Australia, Germany, the UK and the US.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
seller: Ebiquity plc (AIM:EBQ:$120.30)
Ebiquity's Advertising Intelligence business is comprised of the Ebiquity Portfolio advertising monitoring platform, the ePublisher validation and verification platform and communications insight services operating in Australia, Germany, the UK and the US.
price ($mm)
$36
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closed 1/8/2018 via Company Press Release

Phoenix Marketing International, purchased TV Brand Effect assets from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: Global Advertising and Brand Specialist Phoenix Marketing International (PMI) announced the acquisition of Nielsen’s TV Brand Effect (TVBE) assets, which provide resonance tracking capabilities to measure memorability and quality of advertising campaigns as a way to improve ROI.
buyer: Phoenix Marketing International
Phoenix Marketing International is a global marketing services firm with a major specialization in the ad and brand performance measurement space. Phoenix helps clients improve their Brand and Communications, create and refine their products and services, and optimize Customer Experience. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen’s TV Brand Effect (TVBE) assets provide resonance tracking capabilities to measure memorability and quality of advertising campaigns as a way to improve ROI. TV Brand Effect also has the ability to track and optimize media weight and program placement.
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closed 1/2/2018 via PR Newswire

ZS Associates, purchased BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: ZS announced it has acquired the assets of BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting from Nielsen. The BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting assets include launch product and direct-to-consumer forecasting tools and proprietary normative databases for pharmaceutical brands.
buyer: ZS Associates
ZS Associates is a global management consulting firm specializing in sales and marketing strategy, operations and execution. Founded in 1983, ZS has grown into a firm of 500 professionals delivering expertise across much of the sales and marketing spectrum. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
The BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting assets include launch product and direct-to-consumer forecasting tools and proprietary normative databases for pharmaceutical brands.
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closed 10/5/2017 via BusinessWire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Visual IQ, Inc.

synopsis: Nielsen Holdings plc, a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy, has completed its acquisition of Visual IQ, a leading independent provider of Multi-Touch Attribution (MTA) modeling of advertising on digital platforms that helps improve ROI for brand marketers.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target: Visual IQ, Inc.
Visual IQ is the world’s leading marketing intelligence software provider. Leveraging its rich history of marketing attribution expertise, the company provides a single platform for analyzing consumer profiles in combination with tactical marketing performance across all channels and devices.
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closed 8/3/2017 via PR Newswire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired vBrand

synopsis: Nielsen, a global performance management company, announced it has acquired vBrand, an Israel-based technology startup that has developed a machine learning-enabled platform to measure brand exposure and impact in sports programming.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target: vBrand
vBrand is an Israel-based technology startup that has developed a machine learning-enabled platform to measure brand exposure and impact in sports programming.
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closed 7/14/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, purchased TV Pilot Testing Assets from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, a registered investment advisory company, announced its acquisition of certain assets from Nielsen related to television pilot products and services, including pilot testing services and the promotional testing and consumer tracking of those pilots.
buyer: Stagwell Group
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, Fueled By Ramen, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
The acquisition includes certain assets from Nielsen related to television pilot products and services, including pilot testing services and the promotional testing and consumer tracking of those pilots.
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closed 6/14/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, purchased Select Mobile Research Assets from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, a registered investment advisory company, announced its fund, Stagwell Media LLC, has acquired certain mobile research assets from Nielsen, specifically the Mobile Insights Survey and the Total Communication Survey.
buyer: Stagwell Group
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
The acquisition includes mobile research assets from Nielsen, specifically the Mobile Insights Survey and the Total Communication Survey. Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy.
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closed 2/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Rhiza

synopsis: Global data firm Nielsen Holdings is acquiring Rhiza Inc., a Shadyside-based company that provides media and consumer analytics software. Rhiza’s web-based advertising research and sales tools make Big Data actionable for the media industry, increasing revenue for both media companies and advertisers.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target: Rhiza
Rhiza’s web-based advertising research and sales tools make Big Data actionable for the media industry, increasing revenue for both media companies and advertisers. Media publishers use Rhiza to arm their salespeople with better tools for selling premium advertising.
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closed 1/23/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, acquired The Harris Poll

synopsis: The Stagwell Group announced its fund, Stagwell Media LLC, has acquired certain custom research assets from Nielsen, including the Harris Poll. As part of the transition, Harris will relaunch as Harris Insights & Analytics. The Harris Poll brand remains unchanged. The Harris Poll reflects Americans' opinions on a wide range of topics.
buyer: Stagwell Group
The Stagwell Group LLC is a registered investment advisory company formed by Mark Penn who serves as the Managing Partner of Stagwell Media LLC, a private equity fund. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: The Harris Poll (HPOL:$140.32)
Harris Polls have become media staples around the world. Frequent polls tap into a representative sample of Americans of all ages, genders, income and ethnic backgrounds. The Harris Poll reflects Americans' opinions on a wide range of topics.
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closed 1/20/2017 via PR Web

NPD Group, Inc., purchased U.S. Market Information and Research Services for Book Industry from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: The NPD Group, a market research company, has acquired Nielsen’s U.S. market information and research services for the book industry. The acquisition includes: U.S.-based BookScan, PubTrack™ Digital, PubTrack™ Higher Education, PubTrack™ Christian, Books & Consumers™, PubEasy®, and PubNet®.
buyer: NPD Group, Inc.
The world’s most successful brands turn to NPD Group for unmatched information and insight that gives them a winning business advantage. NPD combines consumer and retail point-of-sale data with analytic solutions to interpret today’s market trends, while anticipating tomorrow’s. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
The acquisition includes Nielsen’s U.S. market information and research services for the book industry. That includes U.S.-based BookScan, PubTrack™ Digital, PubTrack™ Higher Education, PubTrack™ Christian, Books & Consumers™, PubEasy®, and PubNet®.
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closed 1/20/2017 via BusinessWire

Market Track, purchased Canada’s Ad Intel Service from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: Market Track, the leader in advertising, eCommerce, brand protection & promotional intelligence solutions, has acquired assets of Nielsen Canada’s Ad Intelligence Service. The acquisition positions Market Track to offer the comprehensive view of the media landscape to Canadian clients, allowing clients to optimize their advertising strategy.
buyer parent: Aurora Capital Group
buyer: Market Track
Market Track is the leading provider of subscription-based advertising, promotions, eCommerce and pricing intelligence solutions in North America. Market Track provides the most comprehensive coverage of key media channels through its monitoring of multi-channel trade and promotional advertising. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen Canada’s Ad Intelligence Service (AIS) provides clients with actionable data to compare activity across media categories, allowing clients to tap into historical data. Nielsen is a global performance management firm that provides a detailed understanding of what consumers watch and buy.
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closed 1/5/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Carlyle Group, acquired Claritas, Inc.

synopsis: Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group, in partnership with the Indian Hill Group, has acquired Claritas from Nielsen. Claritas is focused on consumer segmentation insights. Claritas’ segmentation methodology and core product, PRIZM, is relied on by marketers, academics, media organizations and other marketing data providers.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$3,068.40)
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $169 billion of assets under management across 125 funds and 177 fund of funds vehicles as of September 30, 2016. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: Claritas, Inc.
Founded in 1971, Claritas is a provider of consumer segmentation analysis for marketers. Claritas’ proprietary segmentation algorithm and differentiated access to data sources provide unique insights to businesses regarding their marketplace and consumers.
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closed 2/1/2017 via PR Newswire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Gracenote, Inc.

synopsis: Nielsen announced it has completed its acquisition of Gracenote, the industry's leading media and entertainment metadata provider. Gracenote's global database and technology solutions include multichannel video programming distributors, smart televisions, streaming music services, connected devices, media players and in-car infotainment systems.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target parent: Tribune Media Company
target: Gracenote, Inc.
Gracenote, Inc., provides music and video content and technologies to the world's hottest entertainment products and brands. Gracenote is the industry standard for music and video recognition and is supported by the largest source of music and video metadata.
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$560
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closed 9/7/2016 via Company Press Release

Toluna plc, acquired Crossense Interactive

synopsis: Toluna, leading provider of on-demand, real-time digital consumer insights, announces the acquisition of Israeli-based digital tracking solution company, Crossense, from Nielsen’s innovation incubator; Nielsen Innovate. The Crossense team will join Toluna’s R&D center in Haifa, Israel.
buyer parent: Verlinvest
buyer: Toluna plc
Toluna is a leading provider of real-time digital consumer insights and empowers companies to brainstorm ideas, uncover new business opportunities and answer their questions in real time. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: Crossense Interactive
Crossense is a single-source permission-based digital tracking solution which allows unprecedented insight into internet services usage, by passively collecting granular individual traffic in real time.
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closed 6/21/2016 via PR Newswire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Repucom Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: Nielsen announced it has completed its acquisition of Repucom, the global leader in sports measurement, evaluation and intelligence. Repucom‘s solutions allow businesses to better understand and connect with their audiences and customers through media, sponsorship and experiential platforms.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen's Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target: Repucom Pty. Ltd.
Repucom is a trusted adviser and partner in sports and entertainment intelligence, helping clients to maximize their commercial success. Repucom‘s solutions allow businesses to better understand and connect with their audiences and customers through media, sponsorship and experiential platforms.
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closed 3/10/2016 via PR Newswire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Informate Mobile Intelligence Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Nielsen announced it has completed its acquisition of Informate Mobile Intelligence, a leading provider of mobile usage measurement across key markets. The Informate Mobile Intelligence measurement solution allows for the capture of accurate, in-depth usage data on mobile screens through opt-in smartphone panels.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen's Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target parent: Cross-Tab
target: Informate Mobile Intelligence Pvt. Ltd.
Informate Mobile Intelligence Pvt. Ltd. is a global provider of mobile metrics and a pioneer in mobile measurement through on-device metering technology. They measure mobile usage and study mobile consumer behaviors.
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announced 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., will acquire Ebit

synopsis: AC Nielsen, a subsidiary of Nielsen Group in Brazil, will acquire the e-commerce analysis business, Ebit, from the Naspers Group's Buscapé Company. Ebit, a Brazilian company, helps users check out the reputation of virtual stores. Ebit acts as an online shopping consultant, publishing the certification of virtual stores on its website.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: Ebit
Ebit, a Brazilian company, helps users check out the reputation of virtual stores. Ebit acts as an online shopping consultant, publishing the certification of virtual stores on its website, ebit.com.br. Ebit also conducts surveys of its customers' experience when they purchases at these stores.
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closed 7/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Ugam

synopsis: London-based Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd has acquired a majority stake in India-based Ugam Interactive Solutions Pvt. Ltd, a leading next generation data and analytics company. They work with retailers, distributors, manufacturers and research & consulting firms to enable superior data-driven decision-making.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Ugam
Ugam is a leading next generation data and analytics company. They work with retailers, distributors, manufacturers and research & consulting firms to enable superior data-driven decision-making.
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closed 5/8/2019 via Company Press Release

TABS Analytics, acquired Decision Insight

synopsis: TABS Analytics, a technology-enabled analytics firm servicing the consumer products industry, announced that it acquired Decision Insight, a global shopper marketing research and analytics firm with expertise in both brick-and-mortar and online shopping environments.
buyer: TABS Analytics
TABS Analytics is a technology-enabled analytics firm servicing the consumer products industry. They are the leading outsourced sales and marketing analytics firm in the CPG industry. TABS provide clients with workable solutions, expert guidance, and a positive ROI with their services. "
target: Decision Insight
Decision Insight is a leading shopper insights and retail strategy firm that uncovers shopper behaviors and motivations. Utilizing ShopperIQ® and Digital.IQ™, proprietary virtual platforms for brick & mortar and eCommerce, they deliver effective strategies.
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announced 11/16/2018 via Company Press Release

Vestar Capital Partners, will acquire Information Resources, Inc.

synopsis: Vestar Capital Partners, a private equity firm, will lead a new investment in Information Resources, Inc., a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights. Jeffrey Ansell, a Vestar Senior Advisor, will serve as Chairman of IRI. New Mountain and other existing investors are retaining a meaningful investment in IRI.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners (VCP) is a private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. VCP collaborates with management teams and private owners to build long- term enterprise value, with a focus on Consumer, Healthcare, and Business Services & Industrial Products."
target parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
target: Information Resources, Inc.
Information Resources, Inc. is a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights that help CPG companies, OTC health care organizations, retailers, financial services and media companies grow their businesses.
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closed 10/17/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Ipsos S.A, purchased Mystery Shopping Assets from Market Pulse

synopsis: Ipsos has acquired the mystery shopping staff, shoppers, and clients of Market Pulse International. Since 1989, Market Pulse has helped brands understand their business from their customers point of view, and supported clients to improve customer satisfaction, loyalty and growth. They are based in New Zealand.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$1,968.71)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is an independent market research companies managed by research professionals. Ipsos researchers assess market potential and trends, develop brands, help clients build long-term relationships with customers, test advertising, and study audience responses. "
seller: Market Pulse
The acquisition includes the the mystery shopping staff, shoppers, and clients of Market Pulse. Market Pulse helps brands understand their business from their customers point of view, and supports clients to improve customer satisfaction, loyalty and growth. They are based in New Zealand.
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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 10/16/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Inmar Inc., acquired reach | influence

synopsis: Inmar announced that it has acquired Detroit, Michigan-based reach | influence, a marketing analytics company focused on powering the shopper experience to leverage retail shopper data to increase sales. reach | influence helps independent retailers, wholesalers and product manufacturers to measure marketing efficacy and engage their shoppers.
buyer parent: OMERS Private Equity
buyer: Inmar Inc.
Inmar applies technology and data science to improve outcomes for consumers and those who serve them. They have unmatched access to billions of consumer and business transactions in real time. Their analytics, platforms and services enable engagement with shoppers and patients, and optimize results."
target: reach | influence
reach | influence is a retail marketing firm focused on powering the shopper experience with the goal of leveraging shopper data to increase sales through a combination of marketing and merchandising programs. They provide insight to independent retailers, wholesalers and product manufacturers.
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closed 8/16/2017 via PR Web

Jancyn, acquired Customer Perspectives

synopsis: Jancyn Evaluation Shops, a mystery shopping company, is pleased to announce their acquisition of New Hampshire based Customer Perspectives, a 30-year leader in the mystery shopping marketplace. Customer Perspectives helps businesses increase their profits by retaining customers and attracting new ones.
buyer: Jancyn
Since 1980, Jancyn has provided best practices in mystery shopping for customer satisfaction and employee performance feedback programs. They develop data based mystery shops that are used to help their clients optimize resources, motivate employees and improve revenue. "
target: Customer Perspectives
Customer Perspectives is a 30-year leader in the mystery shopping marketplace. Customer Perspectives helps businesses increase their profits by retaining customers and attracting new ones.
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closed 8/14/2017 via BusinessWire

MarketCast, acquired Fizziology

synopsis: MarketCast, LLC, the preeminent provider of strategic insights and data analytics to marketers and researchers in the global entertainment industry, announced that it has acquired Fizziology LLC, a leading social insights and analytics company in the media and entertainment space.
buyer parent: Kohlberg & Company, LLC
buyer: MarketCast
MarketCast is a leading provider of marketing research services and data analytics for the global entertainment industry. MarketCast works in collaboration with marketers and researchers across the entertainment spectrum in the development and execution of their marketing strategies. "
target: Fizziology
Fizziology is an insights and analytics company that uses social media to better understand audiences. It has developed products and services tailored to the needs of the global media and entertainment industry, including casting analysis, marketing performance measurement, and fan identification.
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closed 1/20/2017 via BusinessWire

Market Track, purchased Canada’s Ad Intel Service from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: Market Track, the leader in advertising, eCommerce, brand protection & promotional intelligence solutions, has acquired assets of Nielsen Canada’s Ad Intelligence Service. The acquisition positions Market Track to offer the comprehensive view of the media landscape to Canadian clients, allowing clients to optimize their advertising strategy.
buyer parent: Aurora Capital Group
buyer: Market Track
Market Track is the leading provider of subscription-based advertising, promotions, eCommerce and pricing intelligence solutions in North America. Market Track provides the most comprehensive coverage of key media channels through its monitoring of multi-channel trade and promotional advertising. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen Canada’s Ad Intelligence Service (AIS) provides clients with actionable data to compare activity across media categories, allowing clients to tap into historical data. Nielsen is a global performance management firm that provides a detailed understanding of what consumers watch and buy.
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closed 9/22/2016 via BusinessWire

StellaService Inc., acquired ICC/Decision Services

synopsis: StellaService, the leader in helping companies grow through better customer service, announced the acquisition of ICC/Decision Services, a leader in successful in-store customer experience management programs including mystery shopping, customer intercepts and customer satisfaction surveys. This extends StellaService into in-store environments.
buyer: StellaService Inc.
StellaService helps companies grow through better service across their stores, contact centers and ecommerce fulfillment. Through a combination of software and proprietary data and insights, StellaService helps companies improve their operational and front-line team performance. "
target: ICC/Decision Services
ICC/Decision Services offers more than 37 years of hands-on experience designing and executing highly successful in-store customer experience management programs, including mystery shopping, customer intercepts and customer satisfaction surveys.
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closed 1/26/2016 via PR Newswire

Tyco International plc, acquired ShopperTrak

synopsis: Tyco International plc, the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of ShopperTrak, a leading global provider of retail consumer behavior insights and location-based analytics. ShopperTrak's solutions enable retailers to improve sales and operational effectiveness.
buyer: Tyco International plc (TYC:$9,701.00)
Tyco is the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company. Tyco provides more than three million customers around the globe with the latest fire protection and security products and services. "
target: ShopperTrak
ShopperTrak provides shopper-traffic counting technology and data analysis to the most respected names in retail. ShopperTrak is an integral business partner and trusted advisor to the industry, bringing innovative technology and business expertise to organizations throughout the world.
price ($mm)
$175
rev ($mm)
$75
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2.3x
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closed 8/12/2015 via BNC Analysis

MarketCast, acquired Insight Strategy Group

synopsis: MarketCast, a leading provider of marketing research services serving the global entertainment industry, has acquired Insight Strategy Group, a research and strategy agency based in New York City. Insight works mostly in TV and offers segmentation and targeting strategy, product innovation and testing and customer experience strategy.
buyer parent: The RLJ Companies
buyer: MarketCast
MarketCast is a leading provider of marketing research services serving the global entertainment industry. MarketCast works in collaboration with marketers and researchers across the spectrum of entertainment companies in the development and execution of their marketing strategies. "
target: Insight Strategy Group
Insight Strategy Group is a research and strategy firm that inspires its clients to build innovative and impactful experiences for their consumers.
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closed 4/22/2015 via BusinessWire

Information Resources, Inc., acquired Datasea

synopsis: Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), the global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and over-the-counter healthcare companies, announced the acquisition of Datasea, one of China’s leading analytic services and market research companies, which has deep knowledge and expertise in the retail and CPG industries.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: Information Resources, Inc.
Information Resources, Inc. (IRi) delivers powerful market and shopper information, predictive analysis and foresight that leads to action. They go beyond the data to ignite extraordinary growth for their clients by pinpointing what matters and illuminating how it can impact their businesses. "
target: Datasea
Datasea services include analytics that help clients develop enhanced pricing strategies, efficient promotions, improved effectiveness in-store, forecasting, next-generation marketing mix modeling and assortment optimization.
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closed 4/15/2015 via BusinessWire

Antuit, acquired Prognos, Inc.

synopsis: Antuit, a global Big Data solutions company, announced the acquisition of Prognos, a Chicago-based analytics company specializing in the retail and consumer package goods (CPG) sector. Prognos is focused on demand forecasting, lifecycle pricing and customer insight.
buyer: Antuit
Antuit is a Big Data analytics solutions firm that enables enterprise clients to unlock business value from data within the constraints of their budgets and maturity on the Big Data curve. Antuit provides cutting-edge analytics offerings for Supply Chain and Sales & Marketing functions. "
target: Prognos, Inc.
Prognos Inc. is dedicated to providing financially measurable results for Retailers and Consumer Packaged Goods companies through advanced analytic solutions. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Chicago, Prognos is focused on demand forecasting, lifecycle pricing and customer insight.
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announced 4/15/2015 via Company Press Release

Copernicus Marketing Consulting, will acquire Forbes Consulting Group

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire Forbes Consulting Group and have it become part of Copernicus Marketing Consulting post acquisition. Founded in 1985, Forbes Consulting Group specializes in both quantitative and qualitative research and analysis.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Copernicus Marketing Consulting
Copernicus Marketing Consulting is a research-and-data-driven marketing consulting firm in the business of transforming companies. They use front-line experience, insights, and advanced analytics to help B2B and B2C companies develop, plan, and implement strategies that change brand trajectories. "
target: Forbes Consulting Group
The Forbes Consulting Group is a strategic and innovative market research company providing global clients with deeper levels of insight about emotions and motivations - and helping them gain strategic market advantage on the strength of these insights.
price ($mm)
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$8
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0.0x
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closed 12/17/2014 via PR Newswire

Kantar Media, acquired IBOPE Media

synopsis: Kantar, the data investment management arm of WPP and one of the world's largest insight, information and consultancy groups, has acquired the majority interest and control of Latin America's leading media measurement business, IBOPE Media.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Kantar Media
Kantar Media, provides critical information to help clients make better decisions about communications. Services include analysis of paid media opportunities; counsel on brand reputation, corporate management and consumer engagement through owned media. "
target: IBOPE Media
The largest media research company in Latin America, IBOPE Media offers solutions in audience, advertising investment and campaign planning. IBOPE Media renovates itself continuously to follow the evolution of media consumption on the different platforms.
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closed 12/1/2014 via PR Newswire

Rentrak Corporation, purchased U.S. Television Measurement Business from Kantar Media

synopsis: Rentrak announced it has completed the acquisition of the U.S. television measurement business of WPP's Kantar business unit. The transaction includes Kantar Media's customer contracts and customer relationships involved in U.S. television measurement.
buyer: Rentrak Corporation (RENT:$115.67)
Rentrak is the entertainment and marketing industries' premier provider of worldwide consumer viewership information, precisely measuring actual viewing behavior of movies and TV everywhere. "
seller parent: WPP Group, plc
seller: Kantar Media
Kantar Media's U.S. television measurement business includes customer contracts and customer relationships involved in U.S. television measurement, services that focus on digital media, and advertising expenditure and purchase data.
price ($mm)
$128
rev ($mm)
$16
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7.8x
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closed 9/29/2014 via Company Press Release

GfK Group, acquired Cogenta Systems Ltd.

synopsis: GfK strengthens its position in the online market through the acquisition of UK-based Cogenta, a leader in online pricing intelligence. Cogenta is the source of market intelligence, creating best of breed retail data that is trusted and relied upon by brands both in the UK and abroad.
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 80 years of data science experience. "
target: Cogenta Systems Ltd.
Cogenta is an industry pioneer in providing retail and pricing intelligence services, partnering with the biggest European retailers and brands. Cogenta is the source of market intelligence, creating best of breed retail data that is trusted and relied upon by brands both in the UK and abroad.
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closed 4/28/2014 via PR Web

reach | influence, acquired Penfield Consulting

synopsis: reach | influence, [ri], a leading marketing and analytics company and provider of shopper engagement strategies to the independent retail community, is pleased to announce a strategic acquisition of retail analytics firm Penfield Consulting.
buyer: reach | influence
reach | influence, is a marketing analytics firm focused on powering the shopper experience with the goal of leveraging shopper data to increase sales. They provide services and insight to independent retailers, wholesalers and CPGs. "
target: Penfield Consulting
Penfield Consulting is a retail analytics firm. Penfield Consulting delivered advanced analytics to the largest of retailers including The Sports Authority, The Home Depot, Priceline.com, and others.
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Ticker: BITA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bitauto Holdings Limited
Bitauto Holdings Limited
Bitauto Holdings Limited is a leading provider of Internet content and marketing services for China's fast-growing automotive industry. The Company's websites provide consumers with up-to-date new and used automobile pricing information, specifications, reviews and consumer feedback.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$669.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$85.27
EBIT ($mm)
$71.82
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1902
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Ticker: CARS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cars.com
Cars.com
Cars.com is a leading two-sided digital automotive marketplace that creates meaningful connections between buyers and sellers. Cars.com empowers consumers with resources and information to make informed buying decisions. They offer pricing and research tools and a large database of consumer reviews.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$631.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$218.59
EBIT ($mm)
$155.89
Net Income ($mm)
$121.49
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:4298
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Proto Corp.
Proto Corporation provides information about new and pre-owned cars, motorcycles, and parts through magazines and the Internet. The Company also provides information such as restaurants, golf courses, and ski resorts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$565.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.52
EBIT ($mm)
$46.58
Net Income ($mm)
$44.31
Employees
1455
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Ticker: QUOT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quotient Technology Inc.
Quotient Technology Inc.
Quotient Technology Inc., which recently changed its name from Coupons.com Incorporated, is a leading digital promotion and media platform that connects brands, retailers and consumers. They distribute digital coupons and media through a variety of products.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$424.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.70
EBIT ($mm)
($13.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
877
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Ticker: CARG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CarGurus
CarGurus is a global, online automotive marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of cars. The company uses proprietary technology, search algorithms and data analytics to bring trust and transparency to the automotive search experience and help users find great deals from top-rated dealers.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$418.67
EBITDA ($mm)
$13.92
EBIT ($mm)
$9.03
Net Income ($mm)
$49.32
Employees
549
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Ticker: TRUE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TrueCar, Inc.
TrueCar, Inc.
TrueCar, Inc. is a digital automotive marketplace that provides comprehensive pricing transparency about what other people paid for their cars and enables consumers to engage with TrueCar Certified Dealers who are committed to providing a superior purchase experience.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$358.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($22.37)
EBIT ($mm)
($29.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
773
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Ticker: ASX:CAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carsales.com Ltd.
Carsales.com Ltd.
Carsales.com Ltd is the largest online automotive, motorcycle and marine classifieds business in Australia. Attracting more Australians interested in buying or selling cars, motorcycles, trucks, caravans and boats than any other classified group of websites.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$281.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$128.71
EBIT ($mm)
$125.79
Net Income ($mm)
$82.69
Employees
394
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Ticker: ABTL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Autobytel Inc.
Autobytel Inc.
Autobytel pioneered online car buying and has grown to become one of the most influential automotive consumer websites today. Autobytel has also received numerous industry accolades for providing high quality leads and a full range of marketing services to dealers and manufacturers.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$110.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.22
EBIT ($mm)
$6.71
Net Income ($mm)
$3.89
Employees
148
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Ticker: TC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TuanChe Limited
TuanChe Limited
TuanChe is an omni-channel automotive marketplace in China. TuanChe connects consumers with various industry players such as automakers, dealers and other automotive service providers. TuanChe has achieved rapid growth in its business by integrating its online platforms with offline sales events.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$99.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
833
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Ticker: SMAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SMA Alliance, LLC
SMA Alliance, LLC
SMA Alliance, LLC, provides marketing and advertising solutions. It operates as an e-marketing and Internet focused lead generator. The company provides buying demand to automobile retailers on a daily basis through application of proprietary technology and managed systems.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$2.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.50
EBIT ($mm)
$1.50
Net Income ($mm)
$1.40
Employees
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Ticker: SCOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
comScore, Inc.
comScore, Inc.
comScore, Inc. is a global leader in digital measurement and analytics, delivering insights on web, mobile and TV consumer behavior that enable clients to maximize the value of their digital investments.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$368.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.14
EBIT ($mm)
$1.66
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1292
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Ticker: NLSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Nielsen Company, Inc.
The Nielsen Company, Inc.
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$6,618.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,610.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,209.00
Net Income ($mm)
$321.00
Employees
46000
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Ticker: NLSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Nielsen Company, Inc.
The Nielsen Company, Inc.
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$6,618.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,610.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,209.00
Net Income ($mm)
$321.00
Employees
46000
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Ticker: TSXV:INX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd.
In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd.
In-Touch provides advanced interactive data capture and measurement solutions for large organizations striving to connect with prospects, customers, suppliers, employees and managers.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$6.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.59
EBIT ($mm)
$0.24
Net Income ($mm)
$0.02
Employees
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Ticker: ENXTPA:HCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HighCo
HighCo
HighCo is a French Marketing Solutions group for mass-market retailers and consumer goods manufacturers. HighCo offers drive to store solutions (SMS notifications, online coupons, email, social media), in-store solutions (coupons & promotions, displays, merchandising), and marketing data solutions.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$174.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$16.62
EBIT ($mm)
$14.70
Net Income ($mm)
$8.35
Employees
713
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Ticker: PFSW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PFSweb, Inc.
PFSweb, Inc.
PFSweb is a global provider of end-to-end eCommerce solutions including digital agency and marketing services, technology development services, business process outsourcing services and a complete omni-channel technology ecosystem.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$250.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$16.25
EBIT ($mm)
$1.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2100
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Ticker: OTCPK:IMMD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Immudyne
lmmuDyne, Inc. is a technology-driven e-commerce company that builds innovative and proprietary brands. Immudyne’s scalable and global advertising technology infrastructure leverages social media, search and e-commerce platforms to rapidly and profitably grow their product portfolio.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$6.49
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.95)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.47
Employees
11
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Ticker: ENXTPA:IPS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ipsos S.A
Ipsos S.A
Ipsos ranks third in the global research industry. They have built a solid Group around a multi-specialist positioning – Media and advertising research; Marketing research; Client and employee relationship management; Opinion & social research; Mobile, Online, Offline data collection and delivery.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,968.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$226.16
EBIT ($mm)
$202.85
Net Income ($mm)
$149.61
Employees
16664
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Ticker: XTRA:GFK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GfK Group
GfK Group
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.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,759.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$164.56
EBIT ($mm)
$84.18
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12926
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Ticker: AIM:NFC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next 15
Next 15
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$335.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$49.03
EBIT ($mm)
$33.01
Net Income ($mm)
$17.13
Employees
1979
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Ticker: TSE:3675
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cross Marketing Inc.
Cross Marketing Inc.
Cross Marketing Inc. is the pioneer online research provider in Japan. Having the capabilities of a full-service research agency, with the backing of the other group companies within Cross Marketing Group, they offer a total marketing solutions package on a global scale.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$80.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.30
EBIT ($mm)
$5.14
Net Income ($mm)
$3.79
Employees
949
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Ticker: WSE:MCP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mediacap SA
Mediacap SA
MEDIACAP SA is the fastest growing publicly listed group providing services in the field of media, marketing, market research and public opinion. The company is based in Poland.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$26.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.81
EBIT ($mm)
$0.99
Net Income ($mm)
$0.39
Employees
0
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Ticker: XSAT:CEAB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Community Entertainment Svenska AB
Community Entertainment Svenska AB
Community Entertainment Svenska AB (publ), through its subsidiaries, focuses on commercializing proprietary software for online quizzes. It serves entertainment, information, and education industries. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.23
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.31)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.45)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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