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YouGov plc, acquired Portent.IO

synopsis: YouGov, an international, full-service research company, has acquired Portent.IO, a UK-based, comprehensive social analytics platform for the film and television industry. Portent.IO combines A.I. with digital, social, survey and marketing data to create insights, recommendations and strategies for their clients.
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: Portent.IO
Portent.IO is a UK-based, comprehensive social analytics platform for the film and television industry. Portent.IO combines A.I. with digital, social, survey and marketing data to create insights, recommendations and strategies for their clients.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Screen Engine/ASI, acquired TicktBox

synopsis: Screen Engine/ASI, a market research firm that specializes in focus-group testing of movies and TV pilots, has acquired ticktBox, which operates a digital marketing and ticketing platform used by movie distributors, exhibitors, and TV networks. With ticktBox, SE/ASI will have one of the largest databases of active moviegoers in the industry.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Screen Engine/ASI
Screen Engine/ASI is a research and analytics firm with an emphasis on big data focused on maximizing market potential while assessing risk for clients in the entertainment and media spaces. They focus on all distribution platforms, including international film and television, digital and mobile. "
target: TicktBox
TicktBox operates a digital marketing and ticketing platform used by movie distributors, exhibitors, and TV networks. It operates two brands: the business-to-business TicktBox service; and Gofobo, a consumer-facing brand that offers access to advance movie screenings, premieres and other events.
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announced 7/18/2019 via PR Newswire

Vobile, Inc., will purchase RightsID and ChannelID from ZEFR, Inc.

synopsis: Vobile Group, the leading choice for the protection, measurement and monetization of video content, announced an agreement under which Vobile will acquire the RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business, from ZEFR, the leading contextual targeting platform for brands.
buyer: Vobile, Inc. (SEHK:3738:$15.23)
Vobile is the premier, trusted provider for protecting, measuring and monetizing online video content. They create technology solutions for content owners and distributors through their SaaS platform. With Vobile, users can reduce infringement-related revenue loss and increase video distribution. "
seller: ZEFR, Inc.
Zefr’s platform develops nuanced, dynamic targeting on the most brand-relevant videos for YouTube. Zefr owns RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business.
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$90
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closed 11/6/2007 via BusinessWire

Flash Seats, acquired Vertical Alliance

synopsis: Flash Seats™, which revolutionized the secondary resale ticketing marketplace via paperless electronic ticketing technology and integrated relationship marketing tools, has acquired Dallas-based Vertical Alliance, which offers the most advanced primary ticketing solution available.
buyer: Flash Seats
Flash Seats™offers an innovative, cutting-edge solution combining electronic venue access, a branded marketplace for electronic event access rights, and a retail-class behavioral marketing system for the sports and entertainment industries. "
target: Vertical Alliance
Vertical Alliance offers a single integrated ticketing solution that increases venue yield per event while building customer loyalty. Integrate your ticketing (event and parking), merchandising and eCommerce. One platform. One universal database.
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closed 9/25/2015 via PR Newswire

Rentrak Corporation, acquired SponsorHub

synopsis: Rentrak, the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, announced it has acquired SponsorHub. The company is a premiere Big Data platform for the sports and entertainment industry, offering proprietary social media measurement for sports, political and advertising brands.
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. "
target: SponsorHub
SponsorHub provides elegant yet powerful enterprise-grade software tools to help brands measure their most important sports and entertainment campaigns.
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closed 5/2/2013 via BNC Analysis

Jive Software, acquired CLARA ehf

synopsis: Jive Software announced that they've acquired the Icelandic startup, Clara. The reported price was approximately €6.8 million. CLARA produces community analytics tools that allow businesses to understand, monitor, and engage with their members on online platforms. They have 16 people distributed between San Francisco, London, and Reykjavik.
buyer: Jive Software (JIVE:$204.09)
Jive is the pioneer and world’s leading provider of social business solutions. Their products apply powerful technology that helps people connect, communicate and collaborate to get more work done and solve the biggest business challenges. "
target: CLARA ehf
CLARA ehf provides CLARA Insight, a community analytics tool for community managers. Its solution enables community managers to improve their efficiency by analyzing sentiment and trending discussions, and marketing managers to get insights into their community with actionable metrics.
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$8.86
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closed 10/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Tilting Point, acquired Gondola

synopsis: Tilting Point has acquired fellow mobile publisher service partner Gondola. Gondola pitches its service to game publishers as a way to use machine learning to increase the effectiveness of in-game offers and video ads. As part of the acquisition, Gondola's founders will take on roles with Tilting Point.
buyer: Tilting Point
Tilting Point is a new generation games partner for top independent development studios, with a focus on the rapidly growing mobile and tablet markets. Tilting Point empowers elite developers with expert resources, operational support, and funding to give carefully selected games mainstream success."
target: Gondola
Gondola leverages machine learning to optimize in-game offers and video ads. Product Managers make better decisions faster, growing more confident in their data and saving time on live ops. Publishers benefit from more efficiency and increased bottom line revenue.
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Vente-Privée, acquired daco SAS

synopsis: Vente-Privee, a members-only e-commerce company in France, has acquired daco, a French provider of benchmarking tools for fashion brands and retailers. daco enable their clients to utilize AI and machine learning to know all about their competition's offers, prices, and discounts.
buyer: Vente-Privée
Vente-Privee is a members-only e-commerce company in France. The company organises exclusive designer brand sales in a wide variety of categories, including fashion, accessories, homeware, sports products, electronics, wine and more. "
target: daco SAS
daco is a French provider of benchmarking tools for fashion brands and retailers. daco enable their clients to utilize AI and machine learning to know all about their competition's offers, prices, and discounts. daco's disruptive decision making tools help improve sell-through, growth and margin.
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closed 1/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

FanAI, acquired Waypoint Media

synopsis: FanAI, an audience analysis platform for esports and streaming, is buying New York-based Waypoint Media to improve its analytics tools for esports players and streamers. Waypoint Media provides the Information and tools necessary to make spending decisions in the complex Esports media landscape.
buyer: FanAI
FanAI is an audience analysis platform for esports and streaming. The FanAI platform is the leading esports audience monetization platform, built to help better identify, understand, and reach fans in order to sell more sponsorships and ultimately drive more revenue. "
target: Waypoint Media
Waypoint Media provides the Information and tools necessary to make spending decisions in the complex Esports media landscape. Explore engagement across over 1.2 million channels and track unique viewership, audience movement, and overlap for a true understanding of the esports ecosystem.
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closed 3/23/2015 via BusinessWire

Vista Entertainment Solutions, acquired Ticketsoft, LLC

synopsis: New Zealand software company Vista Entertainment Solutions has bought US cinema software company Ticketsoft, continuing its international growth. Ticketsoft, based in Dallas, Texas and founded in 2001, offers software solutions in more than 200 North American cinemas, representing more than 2,000 cinema screens.
buyer: Vista Entertainment Solutions (NZSE:VGL:$88.60)
Vista Entertainment Solutions creates cinema management solutions for the international cinema exhibition industry. Their software is installed in cinemas in over 60 countries covering a wide range from single screen independents to the largest cinema chain in the world. "
target: Ticketsoft, LLC
Ticketsoft specializes in providing premier end to end technology solutions for the movie theatre industry. They offer software for point of sale, self-service kiosks, internet ticketing, gift & loyalty cards, time & attendance, real-time analysis, & enterprise class corporate office systems.
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closed 11/20/2019 via PR Newswire

Wondr Gaming, acquired Rival.ai

synopsis: Wondr Gaming, an esports acquisition fund founded by esports and media executives Mike Cotton and Jon Dwyer has acquired Rival.ai, an esports artificial intelligence integration company that provides esports data and algorithms for betting lines to gaming platforms, as well as insights and toolsets for esports broadcasters and streamers.
buyer: Wondr Gaming
Wondr Gaming builds and acquires assets in the esports industry, with a focus on companies that operate on the esports periphery, are title agnostic, and can work with any team or title, allowing the fund to tap into multiple revenue streams. "
target: Rival.ai
Rival.ai is a data provider focused on the esports sector. By utilizing artificial intelligence to analyze real-time player performance, various types of data feeds are made available for integration with multiple platforms.
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closed 3/14/2019 via Company Press Release

Lightstream, Inc., acquired Arsenal.gg

synopsis: Lightstream, an innovator in live streaming technology, has acquired Arsenal.gg, the industry-leading discovery and analytics tool for live video game streaming content. Lightstream delivers innovative, creative broadcasting technology and products that empower storytellers and address the biggest challenges streamers and content creators face.
buyer: Lightstream, Inc.
Lightstream is a Chicago-based startup built with a true passion for live video production, gaming and supporting the explosive growth of creators and their communities. Its cloud-based technology and products transform difficult technical hurdles into streamlined workflows. "
target: Arsenal.gg
Arsenal.gg is a live streaming data and analytics platform. For individual creators, it delivers free performance statistics and insights to grow their channels.
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closed 10/5/2016 via PR Newswire

TuneCore, acquired JustGo

synopsis: TuneCore, the leading digital music distribution and publishing administration provider, announced the acquisition of JustGo and the launch of TuneCore Social, an all-in-one social media management and analytics tool for musicians that is free to use for all of its distribution customers in the U.S., Canada, UK and Australia markets.
buyer parent: Believe Digital
buyer: TuneCore
TuneCore brings more music to more people, while helping musicians and songwriters increase money-earning opportunities and take charge of their own careers. Their TuneCore Music Distribution services help artists, labels and managers sell their music through iTunes, Amazon Music, and more. "
target: JustGo
Founded in 2013, JustGo is a social media and audience management platform for creators. They are able to seamlessly publish content to and blend the data aggregation of multiple platforms into a comprehensive view of what social media content is working well with one’s audience.
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Patreon, acquired Memberful

synopsis: Patreon, a company which allows creators to earn an income through patron memberships, has announced that it is acquiring Memberful, a software company which lets artists and content creators add memberships to their existing platforms.
buyer: Patreon
Patreon is a membership platform that provides business tools for creators to run a subscription content service, as well as ways for artists to build relationships and provide exclusive experiences to their subscribers, or "patrons." "
target: Memberful
Memberful is a software company which lets artists and content creators add memberships to their existing platforms. Memberful is a service for independent creators, educators, and publishers who prefer to have complete control over their membership program.
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closed 2/9/2016 via Market Wire

Pocket Games, Inc., acquired Viximo, Inc.

synopsis: Pocket Games, a video game development and testing company focused on full-spectrum game testing and the acquisition and growth of innovative IP in the video game space, acquired Viximo, a social gaming platform that empowers social networks and game developers to capitalize on social application and gaming opportunities.
buyer: Pocket Games, Inc. (OTCPK:PKGM:$0.06)
Pocket Games, Inc. is a video game development and testing company focused on full-spectrum game testing and the acquisition and growth of innovative IP in the video game space. . "
target: Viximo, Inc.
Viximo, Inc. empowers social networks and game developers to capitalize on social application and gaming through its "write once, deploy everywhere" social gaming platform. Viximo's platform is complete with social tools, payment options, one click purchasing and a robust virtual currency system.
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$3.50
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announced 6/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

JPJ Group plc, will acquire Gamesys Limited

synopsis: London-listed JPJ Group Plc will acquire operating partner Gamesys Limited outright, a UK-based online gambling software developer and operator. Gamesys operates several of the UK and Europe’s leading online social and real money slots, casino and bingo sites on both web and mobile and tablet with new products and apps being released regularly.
buyer: JPJ Group plc (LSE:JPJ:$412.79)
JPJ Group plc is a UK-based online gaming holding company. The group is a global bingo-led operator with a strong portfolio of online gaming brands. JPJ Group offers bingo and casino games to its customers through Jackpotjoy, Starspins, Botemania, Vera&John, InterCasino and other brands. "
target: Gamesys Limited
UK-based Gamesys Limited is an online gambling software developer and operator and currently operate several of the UK and Europe’s leading online social and real money slots, casino and bingo sites on both web and mobile and tablet with new products and apps being released regularly.
price ($mm)
$624
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$85
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closed 9/6/2017 via Company Press Release

SnobSwap, acquired Masquerade

synopsis: SnobSwap, a leading provider of e-commerce solutions for the brick-and-mortar resale industry has announced the acquisition of Masquerade, an omnichannel clothing solution. Masquerade, founded by David Engle and Jackson Geller, provides an omnichannel solution for selling apparel and accessories across multiple platforms.
buyer: SnobSwap
SnobSwap connects consumers with a curated network of designer consignment and vintage resale stores around the world, which is driven by SnobSwap’s proprietary e-commerce solutions. "
target: Masquerade
Masquerade, founded by David Engle and Jackson Geller, provides an omnichannel solution for selling secondhand apparel across multiple channels with the click of a button.
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closed 5/19/2016 via BusinessWire

Cima Group, Inc., acquired Knetik Inc.

synopsis: Cima Group, a telecommunications and digital conglomerate, announced they have finalized the acquisition of Knetik Inc, a Platform as a Service (PaaS) company that provides intelligent revenue-optimization with its business rules automation, digital and physical entitlements, and contextualized analytics.
buyer: Cima Group, Inc.
Cima Group is a global telecommunications and digital solutions provider and integrator. Cima Group is committed to delivering simple solutions through reliable technology and innovative services. "
target: Knetik Inc.
Knetik is a Platform as a Solution (PaaS) that provides for services management of any digital experience online. Powering personalization, engagement, and monetization, the Knetik Platform enables clients to rapidly deploy next-generation services leveraging a robust and scalable back-end.
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closed 7/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Rakuten Inc., acquired Fits.me

synopsis: Rakuten, Inc., a global leader in e-commerce, announced that it has acquired a 100% stake in fit preference specialist Fits.me. Fits.me’s pioneering virtual fitting room technology has been changing how top brands, such as Thomas Pink, QVC and Pretty Green sell clothing online.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$12,183.11)
Rakuten, Inc. is one of the world's leading Internet services companies. They provide a variety of products and services for consumers and businesses, with a focus on e-commerce, finance, and digital content. "
target: Fits.me
Fits.me is a virtual fitting room for online clothing retailers. It has brought together competences from diverse fields ranging from apparel design and anthropometrics to IT, robotics and engineering.
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announced 9/27/2019 via BusinessWire

Logitech International, will acquire Streamlabs

synopsis: Logitech International, a multi-brand product company for music, gaming, video, and computing, will acquire Streamlabs, a leader in software and tools for live streaming. Streamlabs allows game streamers to engage with viewers, grow their brands and channels, and monetize their broadcasts across platforms like Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, and Facebook.
buyer: Logitech International (LOGI:$2,824.07)
Logitech is a multi-brand company that designs products that bring people together and connects them to digital experiences through music, gaming, video, and computing. Brands of Logitech include Logitech, Logitech G, ASTRO Gaming, Ultimate Ears, Jaybird, and Blue Microphones "
target: Streamlabs
Streamlabs is the leading provider of tools for professional streamers. Founded in 2014, its groundbreaking software, Streamlabs OBS, offers the largest set of features that content creators use to grow their audiences, engage with fans, and monetize their streams.
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closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

YouGov plc, acquired Portent.IO

synopsis: YouGov, an international, full-service research company, has acquired Portent.IO, a UK-based, comprehensive social analytics platform for the film and television industry. Portent.IO combines A.I. with digital, social, survey and marketing data to create insights, recommendations and strategies for their clients.
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: Portent.IO
Portent.IO is a UK-based, comprehensive social analytics platform for the film and television industry. Portent.IO combines A.I. with digital, social, survey and marketing data to create insights, recommendations and strategies for their clients.
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closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

YouGov plc, acquired Portent.IO

synopsis: YouGov, an international, full-service research company, has acquired Portent.IO, a UK-based, comprehensive social analytics platform for the film and television industry. Portent.IO combines A.I. with digital, social, survey and marketing data to create insights, recommendations and strategies for their clients.
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: Portent.IO
Portent.IO is a UK-based, comprehensive social analytics platform for the film and television industry. Portent.IO combines A.I. with digital, social, survey and marketing data to create insights, recommendations and strategies for their clients.
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closed 8/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

YouGov plc, acquired InConversation

synopsis: YouGov, an international online market research company, has acquired InConversation. The InConversation platform enables anyone to turn their audience into an engaged and responsive community by having an ongoing two-way conversation with them.
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: InConversation
The InConversation platform enables anyone to turn their audience into an engaged and responsive community by having an ongoing two-way conversation with them. Their audience conversation channels work across platforms and are used by companies to get to know and engage their audiences.
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closed 5/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

YouGov plc, acquired SMG Insight

synopsis: Market research and data analytics group YouGov PLC that it has acquired UK sports research agency SMG Insight Ltd. YouGov currently owns 20% stake in SMG Insight and will buy the remaining 80% stake from Frank Saez, the founder and managing director of SMG Insight.
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: SMG Insight
UK-based SMG Insight Ltd is a sports research agency. Founded in 2010, SMG Insight is the sports, sponsorship and entertainment research company in partnership with YouGov, the pioneering online market research company.
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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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announced 8/10/2010 via PR Newswire

YouGov plc, will acquire Harrison Group LLC

synopsis: Harrison Group LLC, a leading marketing and strategic research consulting firm headquartered in Waterbury, CT, announced that it has agreed to be acquired by YouGov plc, a global market leader in survey and market research, political polling, panel management, research operations and business consulting.
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: Harrison Group LLC
Harrison Group is one of the country's leading marketing and strategic research consulting firms. Harrison Group specializes in concept testing, forecasting, segmentation, branding, business consulting and market modeling.
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$6.00
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closed 9/11/2007 via

YouGov plc, acquired Polimetrix

synopsis: YouGov, plc the UK's leading online market research company, will acquire Palo Alto-based Polimetrix, Inc., a leader in online polling in the US. YouGov acquired 32% of Polimetrix in December 2006 and will pay $24.1 million in cash and stock for the remaining 68% of Polimetrix that it does not currently own.
buyer: YouGov plc (AIM:YOU:$147.66)
YouGov is a professional market research agency pioneering the use of the Internet and information technology to collect higher-quality in-depth data for market research and public consultation. The sample for each survey is carefully selected and controlled. "
target: Polimetrix
Polimetrix conduct surveys through our PollingPoint website, which provides anyone interested with the opportunity to participate in interesting and serious polls on a variety of topics. PollingPoint also conducts surveys among its opt-in panelists via e-mail. Our only business is polling.
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$24*
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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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uSamp, acquired DMS Insights

synopsis: uSamp, one of the world’s fastest-growing online panel and technology companies, announced the acquisition from AOL of DMS Insights, also known as Digital Marketing Services, Inc., online research experts and inventors of the patented River Sample.
buyer: uSamp
uSamp, formerly United Sample Inc., is one of the world’s fastest growing online panel companies, providing survey panelists and technology for use in market research. Founded in 2008, uSamp has 90 team members worldwide and more than 2.0 million global market research panelists. "
target parent: AOL LLC
target: DMS Insights
Founded in 1995, DMS Insights is the inventor of River SampleTM and a leader in delivering high-quality online research. Leveraging its full-service heritage, DMS provides a level of research expertise unseen in other online sample providers.
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closed 6/26/2009 via BNC Analysis

Toluna plc, acquired Greenfield Online, Inc.

synopsis: Toluna, the online research panel, has acquired the majority of the assets of Greenfield Online from Microsoft. Greenfield Online, owner of Ciao Surveys, was acquired by Microsoft in 2008. The $40 million acquisition will make Toluna the largest global supplier of online market research data, with a global market share of over 11%.
buyer: Toluna plc
Toluna plc is a leading global online market research panel and survey technology company. Toluna offers market researchers access to the world's most highly profiled, responsive and rigorously maintained online panel for sample only and full service projects. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Greenfield Online, Inc.
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy; and helping companies better understand their customer.
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announced 4/20/2009 via BusinessWire

Bain Capital Ventures, Spectrum Equity Investors, will acquire SurveyMonkey.com

synopsis: SurveyMonkey, the leading provider of online survey solutions, has announced that an investor group led by Spectrum Equity Investors and including Bain Capital Ventures has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority interest in the company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Bain Capital Ventures
Spectrum Equity Investors is one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most experienced private equity investors. They have investment professionals that have invested in more than 150 telecommunications, networking, information services, and media businesses. "
target: SurveyMonkey.com (NasdaqGS:SVMK:$276.92)
Founded in 1999, SurveyMonkey is a leading provider of online survey solutions. Every day, SurveyMonkey helps thousands of people gather the feedback they need to make more informed decisions. SurveyMonkey’s offices are located in Portland, Oregon.
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e-Rewards, Inc., acquired Peanut Labs, Inc.

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc. announced the successful completion of its recently announced transaction to acquire Peanut Labs, Inc. ("Peanut Labs"). Effective immediately, Peanut Labs is a wholly-owned subsidiary of e-Rewards.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc., owns Research Now, a global online sampling and online data collection company, recognized for delivering high-quality panelists, high response rates, and industry-leading panel retention rates. "
target: Peanut Labs, Inc.
Peanut Labs enables companies to gather quality data for market research by embedding surveys into a large and diverse population of social media sites. Peanut Labs has grown its respondent pool from 20 million consumers in 2007 to over 240 million consumers to date.
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closed 3/19/2020 via BusinessWire

UserTesting, acquired Teston

synopsis: UserTesting, the leading provider for on-demand human insights, has acquired Teston, a European provider of multilingual experience testing for fast customer feedback. Getting customer feedback is critical for businesses of any size, and Teston has built its feedback solution with a focus on multi-language support from the ground up.
buyer: UserTesting
UserTesting enables every organization to deliver the best customer experience powered by human insight. With UserTesting’s on-demand Human Insight Platform, companies across industries make accurate customer-first decisions at every level, at the speed business demands. "
target: Teston
Teston is a European provider of multilingual experience testing for fast customer feedback. Getting customer feedback is critical for businesses of any size, anywhere around the world–and Teston has built its feedback solution with a focus on multi-language support from the ground up.
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announced 12/15/2009 via Capital IQ

e-Rewards, Inc., will acquire Research Now Plc

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc., the United States' largest online market research panel provider, announced that it has reached an agreement on the terms of a Recommended Acquisition of Research Now PLC, one of the research industry's leading international online fieldwork and panel firms.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc. is the world's largest "by-invitation-only" online research panel provider, serving nearly 1,000 market research clients. With millions of participating panelists, the e-Rewards® Opinion Panels provide research firms with quality respondents. "
target: Research Now Plc
Research Now is one of the leading international online fieldwork and panel specialists to the global market research industry and some of the world's best known companies with offices in London, Paris, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, Athens, New York, San Francisco, and elsewhere.
price ($mm)[EV]
$132 [$122]
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closed 7/14/2009 via BusinessWire

Allegiance, Inc., acquired Inquisite, Inc.

synopsis: Allegiance, Inc., a leading provider of voice-of-the-customer (VOC) solutions that help companies capitalize on customer and employee engagement, announced that it has acquired Inquisite, an innovative provider of online survey software based in Austin, Texas.
buyer: Allegiance, Inc.
Allegiance, Inc. provides Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM) solutions that help organizations drive growth and increase profitability through improved customer and employee loyalty and engagement. "
target: Inquisite, Inc.
Inquisite is an easy to use web survey software system that allows non-technical users the ability to easily manage their own web-based surveys.
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closed 10/8/2008 via

Greenfield Online, Inc. merged with Microsoft Corporation,

synopsis: Greenfield Online, Inc. announced that it entered into a merger agreement to be acquired by Microsoft Corporation, via a cash tender offer for $17.50 per share in a transaction valued at approximately $486 million.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: Greenfield Online, Inc.
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy; and helping companies better understand their customer.
price ($mm)[EV]
$461 [$396]
rev ($mm)
$138
EBITDA ($mm)
$26
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
16.0x
closed 12/22/2006 via

MarketingExperiments.com, acquired MarketingSherpa, Inc.

synopsis: MarketingExperiments.com, a research firm that conducts real-time marketing experiments, is acquiring MarketingSherpa, Inc., a research firm that publishes marketing case studies and benchmark data. The two research firms will function as separate but close partners.
buyer: MarketingExperiments.com
MarketingExperiments.com conducts real-time marketing campaign tests with research partners such as the New York Times, Reuters Group, and Encyclopedia Britannica. Research areas include e-commerce marketing, e-mail marketing, online advertising, search engine marketing, and subscription marketing. "
target: MarketingSherpa, Inc.
MarketingSherpa is a research firm publishing practical case studies and benchmark guides for marketing professionals. Topics covered include exclusive data and proven tactics in business-to-business marketing, e-commerce marketing, e-mail marketing, telemarketing, public relations.
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closed 6/19/2006 via BusinessWire

Austin Ventures, L.P., acquired Perseus Development Corporation

synopsis: Austin Ventures ("AV") today announced the acquisitions of Perseus Development Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise feedback management (EFM) solutions, and WebSurveyor, a leading provider of online survey tools for business professionals.
buyer: Austin Ventures, L.P.
Austin Ventures has worked with talented entrepreneurs to build valuable companies for nearly twenty-five years. With $3.9 billion under management, AV is the most active venture capital and growth equity firm in Texas and one of the most established in the nation. "
target: Perseus Development Corporation
Perseus is leading the transition from web survey software to Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM) solutions that help organizations better understand their world.
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closed 4/7/2005 via PR Newswire

Greenfield Online, Inc., acquired Ciao AG

synopsis: Greenfield Online, Inc, a leading provider of Internet survey solutions to marketing research and consulting companies, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Munich-based Ciao AG for aggregate consideration valued at approximately $154 million USD.
buyer: Greenfield Online, Inc. (SRVY:$0.00)
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy; and helping companies better understand their customer."
target: Ciao AG
Ciao GmbH is a global digital media and market research services company. The company's properties and services for consumers and businesses reside in two main areas: Comparison Shopping and Internet Survey Solutions
price ($mm)
$153
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
6.2x
EV / EBITDA
15.4x
closed 9/16/2004 via BNC Analysis

Keynote Systems, Inc., acquired Vividence Corp.

synopsis: Keynote Systems Inc., a Web site performance measurement company, said Thursday that it completed the acquisition of Vividence Corp., a privately-held online customer research company, for $20 million in cash.
buyer: Keynote Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1995, Keynote Systems is the worldwide leader in services that improve online business performance and communications technologies. Keynote helps approximately 2,300 corporate customers and 11,000 individual subscribers become "the best of the best" online. "
target: Vividence Corp.
For marketers and executives making high-stakes business decisions, Vividence delivers groundbreaking research and actionable insight into online customer experiences, market trends, and industry strategies.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/28/2008 via PR Newswire

In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd., will acquire NCI Mobility LLP

synopsis: In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd. announced that it will acquire NCI Mobility LLP of Chicago, IL. Both NCI and In-Touch provide mobile data capture and brand research programs to Fortune 5000 business-to-consumer companies in the United States.
buyer: In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd. (TSXV:INX:$13.75)
In-Touch provides integrated solutions for custom data capture and mobile marketing solutions for global enterprise customers. Our wide range of interactive data capture products includes the interactive marketing kiosk, mobile tablets and PDAs, web-based solution, and Interactive Voice Response. "
target: NCI Mobility LLP
NCI Mobility is the expert in event marketing technology. Our client-focused approach combines customized and branded consumer data capture and mobile marketing applications with interactive devices, such as touch-screen kiosks, ultra mobile PCs, and mobile phones.
price ($mm)
$0.08
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 6/14/2006 via

Millward Brown, acquired All China Strategic Research

synopsis: Millward Brown, a global leader and recognized authority in brand, communications and media research, today announces that it has signed a joint venture agreement with ACSR, one of China's oldest and most respected market research agencies. The deal sees Millward Brown, through its parent WPP, acquiring the majority of ACSR's stock.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Millward Brown
Millward Brown is one of the world's top 10 market research organizations. It is an acknowledged leader in understanding and evaluating brand equity and the contribution of the total communications mix to that understanding. "
target: All China Strategic Research
Over a decade of experience in marketing research, ACSR has a wide range of methodologies for data collection including CATI, CAPI,practicable online panel and online survey.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

AnalitiQs, acquired No Ties

synopsis: AnalitiQs, a Dutch company that is specialized in predicting and explaining people’s behavior, has acquired No Ties, a Dutch company that supports market research agencies, companies and government institutions with field research.
buyer: AnalitiQs
AnalitiQs is a Dutch company that provides organizations with the insights they need to make better decisions through the clever use of data. They are specialized in predicting and explaining people’s behavior; people in the role of employee as well as in the role of customer. "
target: No Ties
No Ties is a Dutch company that supports market research agencies, companies and government institutions with field research. They use their Peil.nl database to conduct political and societal research and its inVotes platform to gather opinions on the quality of services/products of organizations.
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announced 6/2/2011 via Company Press Release

Survey Sampling, Inc., will acquire Opinionology

synopsis: Survey Sampling International (SSI) and Opinionology announced that they have entered into an agreement to combine, pending regulatory approval, bringing together two of the world’s leading global providers of sampling, data collection and data analytic services.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Survey Sampling, Inc.
Survey Sampling, Inc. ("SSI") is the premier global provider of sampling, data collection and data analytic solutions for survey research. SSI reaches respondents in 72 countries via Internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed access offerings. "
target: Opinionology
Since 1987, Opinionology (formerly Western Wats) has helped market researchers worldwide gather opinions from consumers and professionals. The collected information is used by business and government to increase understanding and improve our world. Opinionology is a survey research company.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/27/2010 via PR Newswire

The Dieringer Research Group, Inc., acquired Lein-Spiegelhoff, Inc.

synopsis: The Dieringer Research Group, Inc., a full service marketing research company located in Brookfield, Wisconsin, has acquired the customer base of Lein/Spiegelhoff, a field service research company also in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
buyer: The Dieringer Research Group, Inc.
Since 1974, The Dieringer Research Group (www.thedrg.com) has provided qualitative and quantitative marketing research and consulting services to companies from a wide range of industries, including: Healthcare, Insurance, Technology, Financial Services, Government, Utilities and Manufacturing. "
target: Lein-Spiegelhoff, Inc.
Lein-Spiegelhoff, Inc., has a reputation based on 35 years of experience with satisfied clients. Specialties include focus groups, individual interviews, phone surveys, product placements, central location testing, ethnographic studies, mock juries, taste tests, in home interviews and music tests.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Alliance Data Systems Corporation, will acquire ICOM Information and Communications L.P.

synopsis: Alliance Data has reached an agreement to acquire ICOM Information and Communication Inc. (ICOM), a leading provider of targeted list, marketing data and communication solutions for the direct response, consumer packaged goods (CPG) and over-the-counter pharmaceutical industries in North America.
buyer: Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS:$7,709.50)
Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, managing over 105 million consumer relationships for some of North America's most recognizable companies. "
target: ICOM Information and Communications L.P.
ICOM is a top provider of high quality consumer response lists, data, communications products & analytic services. ICOM’s consumer surveys capture the purchase behaviors and intentions, health conditions, lifestyles, hobbies, interests, product ownership & demographics of North American households.
price ($mm)
$31
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/9/2011 via BNC Analysis

MetrixLab, acquired CRM Metrix

synopsis: Online research firm MetrixLab has bought digital marketing analytics specialist CRM Metrix, creating a combined digital marketing research business of over €30m in annual revenues. MetrixLab works primarily in the areas of new product development, brand communication, e-business performance and customer satisfaction measurement.
buyer: MetrixLab
MetrixLab is a global Online Market Research company, specializing in the areas of New Product Development, Brand Communication, E-Business Performance and Satisfaction Research. MetrixLab has grown to be one of Europe's leading online market research companies. "
target: CRM Metrix
CRM Metrix is the only global company offering digital market research solutions with extensive global experience. It offers a full range of digital market research solutions to help clients make the best decisions at all stages of the digital marketing development process.
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