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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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closed 12/5/2011 via Market Wire

Avatar International LLC, acquired HR Solutions International, Inc.

synopsis: Avatar International, a leading healthcare quality improvement firm, announced its acquisition of HR Solutions International, Inc., a human capital management consulting firm specializing in employee and physician engagement. The firm designs surveys and administers them primarily through email and web-based channels.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Avatar International LLC
Avatar International, a research and consulting company based in Orlando, Fla., specializes in Evidence Based Intelligent Surveys™ and Innovative Strategies™ to transform information into significant quality and efficiency of care improvement for the healthcare industry. "
target: HR Solutions International, Inc.
HR Solutions International designs surveys and administers them primarily through email and web-based channels. Customers access the data through an online reporting tool that provides detailed and customizable results as well as actionable recommendations.
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announced 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.
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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.
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closed 6/24/2010 via BusinessWire

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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$40
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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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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:$7,743.70)
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.
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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 9/19/2011 via BusinessWire

Market Force Information, Inc., acquired Retail Eyes Limited

synopsis: Market Force Information, the world’s leading customer intelligence solutions company, has acquired UK-based Retail Eyes, Europe’s premier customer experience and mystery shopping provider. Retail Eyes works with over 100 of the UK and Europe’s leading retailers, restaurants and hospitality providers.
buyer: Market Force Information, Inc.
Market Force Information, Inc. is the leading global customer intelligence solutions company for multi-location businesses including major retailers, restaurants, grocery and convenience stores, financial institutions, entertainment studios and consumer packaged goods companies. "
target: Retail Eyes Limited
Retail Eyes Limited is the leading provider of customer experience improvement programs in the UK and Europe. The company provides best in class mystery shopping, customer satisfaction surveys, retail audit and in-store point of sale compliance methodologies.
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$13
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closed 10/8/2010 via Market Wire

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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announced 12/16/2015 via PR Newswire

ShareTracker, will acquire Centris Marketing Science

synopsis: Sharetracker, the largest U.S. market research company dedicated to telecom market share and Flowshare measurement products and analytics, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire the market share and FlowShare firm, Centris Marketing Science. ShareTracker will acquire the Centris National Model and its team.
buyer: ShareTracker
ShareTracker (www.sharetracker.net), formed in 2003, is the leading provider of market and FlowShare measurement solutions to the communications industry. The company has more than 50 employees in offices spread across 14 states throughout the U.S. "
target parent: AUS
target: Centris Marketing Science
Centris Marketing Science is a specialized marketing analytics firm that provides ongoing survey programs and econometric modeling services to the communications and entertainment industries. Centris focuses on consumer behavior in the voice, video and data markets.
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closed 9/6/2011 via BusinessWire

Maritz Research, Inc., acquired Imagin AG

synopsis: Maritz Research, one of the world’s largest marketing research firms, is acquiring the consultancy company Imagin AG, a German-based marketing research company specializing in stakeholder-feedback management. Imagin is one of the leading German consultancy companies for customer feedback management and CRM solutions.
buyer parent: Maritz, Inc.
buyer: Maritz Research, Inc.
As one of the world’s largest marketing research firms, Maritz Research, a unit of Maritz, helps many of today’s most successful companies improve performance through a deep understanding of their customers, employees and channel partners. "
target: Imagin AG
Imagin is one of the leading German consultancy companies for customer feedback management and CRM solutions. Its main focal points are the establishment of customer orientation within company strategies, increasing customer loyalty and satisfaction, as well as the customer value.
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closed 3/28/2011 via BusinessWire

Market Force Information, Inc., acquired Tell Us About Us Inc.

synopsis: Market Force Information, a leading customer intelligence solutions company, has acquired Tell Us About Us (TUAU), a leader in customer experience measurement and Canada’s largest customer intelligence solution provider. The addition of TUAU will bolster its Customer Intelligence suite with more in-depth customer feedback solutions and expertise.
buyer: Market Force Information, Inc.
Market Force Information, Inc. is the leading global customer intelligence solutions company for multi-location businesses including major retailers, restaurants, grocery and convenience stores, financial institutions, entertainment studios and consumer packaged goods companies. "
target: Tell Us About Us Inc.
Tell Us About Us helps businesses strategically focus on customer and operational feedback as a critical success factor to drive long-term growth and profitability.
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announced 5/6/2010 via BusinessWire

Corporate Executive Board, will acquire Iconoculture Inc.

synopsis: The Corporate Executive Board announced that it has a agreement to acquire Iconoculture. The combined organization will strengthen the Corporate Executive Board’s footprint in the marketing function and provide marketing professionals and brand executives with a comprehensive view of the trends and values that influence consumer behavior.
buyer: Corporate Executive Board (CEB:$938.58)
The Corporate Executive Board is the premier, network-based knowledge resource, providing the world's leading executives with the authoritative and timely guidance needed to excel in their roles, take decisive action and improve company performance. "
target: Iconoculture Inc.
Iconoculture, the leading global consumer research and advisory company, delivers the most comprehensive consumer insights — quickly and more cost effectively — to Fortune 1000 corporations and agencies.
price ($mm)
$9.00
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closed 7/1/2019 via Company Press Release

SPH Analytics, acquired DSS Research

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

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

synopsis: Press Ganey Associates, Inc., a provider of safety, quality, patient experience and workforce engagement solutions for healthcare organizations, will be acquired by Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. and affiliates of Ares Management Corporation. Press Ganey offers a suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey.
buyer: Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
buyer: Ares Management, L.P. (NYSE:ARES:$1,169.57)
Ares Management, L.P. is a publicly traded, leading global alternative asset manager. Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. is a private equity investment firm that partners with management teams and founders to invest in market-leading companies. "
target parent: EQT AB
target: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience, and workforce engagement.
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closed 11/4/2016 via PR Newswire

ReverbNation, acquired Audiokite

synopsis: ReverbNation announced that they have acquired Audiokite, a company whose research platform enables musicians to have their music reviewed by some of the world's most ardent music fans. The acquisition of Audiokite will allow ReverbNation to strengthen the relationship between its Curation-at-scale capabilities and its artist-to-fan initiatives.
buyer: ReverbNation
ReverbNation is the global leader in empowering independent Artists to advance their careers. With the company's Artist Development group along with its industry-leading talent identification capability, ReverbNation is positioned to play a pivotal role in the next generation of successful Artists. "
target: Audiokite
Built in 2014 by Alex Jae Mitchell and Dave Marcello, Audiokite research has verified more than 10,000 high-quality reviewers – music superfans in the U.S. - who have answered over 500,000 surveys on behalf of thousands of musicians and labels from all over the world.
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closed 10/21/2016 via BusinessWire

EQT, acquired Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

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

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

synopsis: Bivarus, Inc., a patient experience analytics company, announced that it has acquired The Jackson Group, Inc., a leading healthcare-focused measurement and consulting firm. The acquisition expands Bivarus’s offerings to capture and operationalize patient and employee insights for healthcare organizations.
buyer: Bivarus, Inc.
Bivarus brings a new science for measuring continuous quality improvement (CQI) and the patient experience to hospital-based outpatient service lines, community-based clinics, and large group practices. Their analytics platform gives healthcare leaders relevant data around patient experience. "
target: The Jackson Group, Inc.
The Jackson Group, Inc. commits itself and its resources to helping organizations through a wide array of solutions including employee surveys, customer satisfaction surveys, exit surveys, and community perceptions assessments.
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closed 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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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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closed 11/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Bastion Collective, acquired dogsbollocks5

synopsis: Bastion Collective, the largest independent communications group in Australia, has acquired db5 (Dogsbollocks5), a consumer insights and strategy consultancy specializing in quantitative and qualitative research, brand strategy, innovation and communications.
buyer: Bastion Collective
Bastion Collective is a unique group of leading marketing and communications businesses that offer a powerful mix of expertise. "
target: dogsbollocks5
Dogsbollocks5 (db5) is a consumer insights and strategy consultancy specializing in quantitative and qualitative research, brand strategy, innovation and communications. At their core they believe the right data (big or otherwise) and insights are the key to transforming brands and businesses.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Blue Field Agency, acquired Totta Data Lab and Totta Research

synopsis: Blue Field Agency, a Dutch marketing firm, has acquired Totta Data Lab and Totta Research from Totta Group, a Dutch Holding company. Totta Data Lab is a Dutch data science scale-up specialized in AI, Voice & machine learning. Totta Research is a Dutch marketing research company that helps customers with determining the behavior of their audiences.
buyer: Blue Field Agency
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Bluefield collects data and turns it into information for actionable business insights. It takes data analyses to the next level by combining hard kpi-driven marketing data with soft(er) marketing research data towards the effects on business performance. "
target parent: Totta Group NV
target: Totta Data Lab and Totta Research
Totta Data Lab is a Dutch data science scale-up specialized in AI, Voice & machine learning techniques. Totta Research is a Dutch marketing research company that helps customers with determining the behavior of their audiences. The companies belong to Totta Group, a Dutch Holding company.
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closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Savanta, acquired Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc.

synopsis: Savanta, the global intelligence business, has acquired Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc. (HSR Associates), the New Jersey-based marketing research consultancy. Founded in 1975, HSR Associates has a reputation as one of the premier boutique research agencies, providing custom strategic research services to corporations across the US.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Savanta
Based in London, Savanta's offerings include: data collection and analysis – with access to 100m respondents through its proprietary technology platform; bespoke research and consulting – consisting of tailored tools structured in industry and methodology practices; and intelligence products. "
target: Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc.
Founded in 1975, boutique research agency Hase/Schannen Research Associates (HSR Associates) offers custom strategic research services to corporations across a variety of industries in the US and abroad. HSR Associates is a full-service market research firm of just the right size.
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closed 7/10/2019 via Company Press Release

InSites Consulting, acquired Join the Dots

synopsis: InSites Consulting, a UK company that is continuously pushing the boundaries of marketing research for deeper engagement, more inspiration, and longer lasting impact, has acquired Join the Dots, a UK innovative, award-winning consumer insight agency that gets brands closer to consumers and their cultures.
buyer: InSites Consulting
Based in the UK, InSites Consulting is continuously pushing the boundaries of marketing research for deeper engagement, more inspiration, and longer lasting impact. They help clients connect with consumers all over the world, combining consistency and efficiency with local flavor and context. "
target: Join the Dots
Headquartered in the UK, Join the Dots is an innovative, award-winning consumer insight agency that gets brands closer to consumers and their cultures. Their approach brings together rigorous primary research with the latest thinking in psychology, behavioral economics and consumer trends.
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announced 7/8/2019 via PR Newswire

LAC Group, will acquire ShiftCentral

synopsis: LAC Group has agreed to acquire ShiftCentral, a premiere market and competitive intelligence agency specializing in delivering highly-customized, analyst-driven insights and analysis for clients in the professional services, healthcare, financial services, technology and public sectors across the USA, Canada and UK.
buyer: LAC Group
Los Angeles-headquartered LAC Group provides critical knowledge and information management solutions such as competitive intelligence, research services, preservation and archival services, spend and cost management as well as knowledge management services for Fortune 500 companies. "
target: ShiftCentral
ShiftCentral is a premiere market and competitive intelligence agency specializing in delivering highly-customized, analyst-driven insights and analysis for clients in the professional services, healthcare, financial services, technology and public sectors across the USA, Canada and the UK.
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closed 3/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Macromill, Inc., acquired W&S Group

synopsis: Macromill, Inc., global marketing research company, has acquired acquired a 51% stake in W&S Group, an online and offline marketing research business in Southeast Asia. W&S Group conducts 2,000 research projects each year and continuously collects consumer insights to provide essential data for the development of their client's business.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Macromill, Inc. (TSE:3978:$388.99)
Based in Japan, Macromill is a rapidly growing global market research and digital marketing solutions provider. They bring together the collective power of their specialist companies to provide innovative data and insights that drive clients' smarter decisions. "
target: W&S Group
W&S Group is an online and offline marketing research business in Southeast Asia. W&S Group conducts 2,000 research projects each year and continuously collects consumer insights to provide essential data for the development of their client's business.
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closed 3/28/2019 via Company Description

Brandwatch, acquired Qriously, Inc.

synopsis: Brandwatch, the world-leading social intelligence company, has acquired Qriously, a London-based SaaS research platform. Qriously enables businesses to accesses the mindset of billions of people all over the world by asking questions on mobile devices.
buyer: Brandwatch
Brandwatch is the world's enterprise social intelligence leader, empowering 1,400 of the planet's most admired brands and agencies including Unilever, Walmart and Dell to make insightful, data-driven business decisions. "
target: Qriously, Inc.
Qriously is a London-based SaaS research platform. Qriously enables businesses to accesses the mindset of billions of people all over the world by asking questions on mobile devices. Answers to those questions are used to unearth valuable insights and engage relevant audiences.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

BVA Group, acquired Doxa S.p.A

synopsis: BVA Group, a market research agency in France, has acquired Doxa, an Italian market research and opinion poll business. Doxa has a team of over 140 professionals dedicated to data collection, analysis, and interpretation. They offer a network of 1,000 interviewers, 5,000 mystery shoppers, and a mobile community of 10,000 active digital consumers.
buyer: BVA Group
BVA Group is a market research agency in France. BVA offers quantitative and qualitative solutions and specializes in four major areas of expertise: point-of-sale activation, customer experience, big data and behavioral change. "
target: Doxa S.p.A
Doxa is an Italian market research and opinion poll business. Doxa has a team of over 140 professionals dedicated to data collection, analysis, and interpretation. They offer a network of over 1,000 interviewers, 5,000 mystery shoppers, and a mobile community of 10,000 active digital consumers.
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$27
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closed 8/1/2018 via Company Press Release

DBM Consultants merged with Illuminera,

synopsis: DBM Consultants, Australia’s leading provider of insights based consulting for the financial services industry, has merged with Illuminera, a specialist data-empowered consultancy, focused primarily on the pharmaceuticals and consumer goods sectors in Asia.
buyer: Illuminera
Illuminera was founded as a market research agency in 2007 and has evolved to become a specialist data-empowered consultancy, focused primarily on the pharmaceuticals and consumer goods sectors in Asia. "
target: DBM Consultants
DBM Consultants provide evidence based insights to support decisions on pricing, priority target marketing, new product development, customer experience initiatives, branding and advertising.
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closed 7/16/2018 via PR Newswire

Illumination Research merged with Radius Global Market Research,

synopsis: Leading global market research firm Radius Global Market Research announced it is merging with Illumination Research, expanding the combined firm's qualitative and quantitative research offerings. Illumination Research has developed new ways of uncovering and understanding human behaviors via qualitative research.
buyer: Radius Global Market Research
Radius Global Market Research is one of the largest independent market research companies based in the U.S. The company provides unique insights, effective processes and unmatched experience resulting in proven return on investment for leading global marketers. "
target: Illumination Research
Founded in 2005 by Karri Bass and Jeff Bass, Illumination Research has earned a reputation for its innovative approaches, including developing new ways of uncovering and understanding human behaviors via qualitative research.
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Symphony Technology Group, acquired Morpace Inc.

synopsis: Market Strategies International and Morpace Inc. announce they are combining into one firm, as part of an acquisition of both firms by Symphony Technology Group (STG). Morpace is a full-service market research and consulting firm focused on branding and communication, customer experience management, and product development.
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is the private equity partner for market-leading data, software and analytics companies. The firm brings expertise, flexibility, and resources to build strategic value and unlock the potential of innovative companies. "
target: Morpace Inc.
Morpace Inc. is a full-service market research and consulting firm worldwide. The company focuses on branding and communication, customer experience management, and product development. Their team specializes in automotive, financial services, healthcare, and retail & consumer goods.
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Symphony Technology Group, acquired Market Strategies International

synopsis: Market Strategies International and Morpace Inc. announce they are combining into one firm, as part of an acquisition of both firms by Symphony Technology Group (STG). Market Strategies International is a market research firm with expertise in communications, consumer goods, energy, financial services, healthcare, technology and wealth management.
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is the private equity partner for market-leading data, software and analytics companies. The firm brings expertise, flexibility, and resources to build strategic value and unlock the potential of innovative companies. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Market Strategies International
Market Strategies International is a top market research firm with expertise in communications, consumer goods, energy, financial services, healthcare, technology and wealth management. They give people a voice in the products, services, and policies and make market research a positive force.
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announced 6/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Macromill, Inc., will acquire Tokyo Survey Research Inc.

synopsis: Macromill Inc., a global market research and digital marketing solutions provider, will be acquiring 51% of the shares of Tokyo Survey Research & Co., Ltd., an independent full-service marketing research agency. Tokyo Survey Research has strong long-term relationships with customers in various industries based in Tokyo and Osaka.
buyer: Macromill, Inc. (TSE:3978:$388.99)
Based in Japan, Macromill is a rapidly growing global market research and digital marketing solutions provider. They bring together the collective power of their specialist companies to provide innovative data and insights that drive clients' smarter decisions. "
target parent: Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
target: Tokyo Survey Research Inc.
Tokyo Survey Research & Co., Ltd is an independent full-service marketing research agency headquartered in Tokyo . With over 48 years of experience, the company is one of the pioneers in both qualitative and quantitative research in Japan.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 4/25/2018 via PR Web

Lieberman Research Worldwide, Inc., acquired Kelton

synopsis: Lieberman Research Worldwide (LRW) announced it has completed the acquisition of Kelton Global, an award-winning insights and strategy firm. Kelton is known for utilizing a full suite of insights tools to solve branding, innovation, and marketing communications challenges for clients.
buyer: Lieberman Research Worldwide, Inc.
Lieberman Research Worldwide (LRW) is a leading provider of consultative market research, data analytics, and data collection services. LRW provides a consultative, highly analytical approach to market research and data collection in order to generate actionable business insights for its customers. "
target: Kelton
Kelton is a strategic consultancy that helps global businesses discover new paths to growth. Kelton integrates market research, cultural insights, branding, communications, and design to move brands confidently into the future.
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closed 7/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Gree, Inc., acquired Quant Corporation

synopsis: Gree, Inc., a technology company in the mobile games, advertising, and investment businesses, has acquired Quant, Inc., a digital marketing agency that provides marketing systems, digital marketing support, and media analysis.
buyer: Gree, Inc. (TSE:3632:$703.90)
Based in Japan, GREE, Inc. started as a social networking service with the world's first mobile social game. They have expanded their business as a technology company in mobile games, media, advertising, and investment businesses. "
target parent: Lancers, Inc.
target: Quant Corporation
Based in Japan, Quant, Inc. is a digital marketing agency that provides marketing systems, digital marketing support, and media analysis. Quant believes that technology helps transform social structure and brings out different possibilities.
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closed 1/10/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Claritas, Inc., acquired Geoscape International

synopsis: Claritas, a leading provider of consumer segmentation analysis and tools for improving marketing performance, acquired Miami-based Geoscape International Inc., experts in multicultural business intelligence. Geoscape provides automated intelligence systems, unique data products, research and analytic services for companies.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Claritas, Inc.
Founded in 1971, Claritas is a provider of consumer segmentation analysis for marketers. Claritas’ proprietary segmentation algorithm and differentiated access to data sources provide unique insights to businesses regarding their marketplace and consumers. "
target: Geoscape International
Geoscape provides automated intelligence systems, unique data products, research and analytic services for companies seeking to accelerate growth by tapping into the growth of new mainstream consumers in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
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closed 12/7/2017 via Company Press Release

Weber Shandwick Worldwide, acquired Bomoda

synopsis: Weber Shandwick announced its acquisition of Bomoda, a leading data science and business intelligence firm with deep specialization in China. Bomoda empowers clients with unique insights delivered via a proprietary SaaS analytics application, as well as via custom reports targeted to specific market needs.
buyer parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: Weber Shandwick Worldwide
Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications and engagement firm in 77 cities across 31 countries. The firm deploys deep expertise in across sectors and specialty areas, including consumer marketing, corporate reputation, healthcare, technology, public affairs, and more. "
target: Bomoda
Leveraging data collected and analyzed from China’s leading digital platforms, Bomoda empowers clients with unique insights delivered via a proprietary SaaS analytics application, as well as via custom reports targeted to specific market needs.
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closed 10/2/2017 via PR Newswire

ITA Group, acquired Chadwick Martin Bailey

synopsis: ITA Group, a worldwide leader in corporate engagement solutions, has announced its acquisition of Boston-based market research and strategy firm Chadwick Martin Bailey. Chadwick Martin Bailey collaborates on game-changing initiatives including market identification and segmentation, brand health invigoration and product and service development.
buyer: ITA Group
As a global engagement solutions expert, ITA Group creates and manages events, incentives and recognition programs that align and motivate every organization's most valuable asset—its people. ITA Group's innovative engagement solutions are uniquely designed to maximize business impact and value. "
target: Chadwick Martin Bailey
Chadwick Martin Bailey is a market research and strategy firm partnering with a select group of the world's leading brands. CMB collaborates on game-changing initiatives including market identification and segmentation, brand health invigoration and product and service development.
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announced 9/21/2017 via PR Newswire

MetrixLab, will acquire Acturus, Inc.

synopsis: Global market research company Macromill, Inc. has agreed to acquire Acturus, Inc. through its subsidiary, MetrixLab. Acturus is a specialist research agency. Its global and local client list spans the alcoholic beverages, cosmetics and lubricant sectors. It also enjoys a strong reputation for its influencer-focused research.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: MetrixLab
MetrixLab provides consumer insights that drive smarter business decisions. As a truly digital global research agency, they pioneer new technologies and integrate multiple data sources to push the boundaries of research. "
target: Acturus, Inc.
Acturus, Inc. is a specialist research agency. Its impressive global and local client list spans the alcoholic beverages, cosmetics and lubricant sectors. It also enjoys a strong reputation for its influencer-focused research and historical datasets.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
$23
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
4.5x
closed 9/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

RAIT Group, purchased Baltic States Operations from GfK Group

synopsis: RAIT, one of the leading market research companies in the Baltic countries, has acquired GfK's consulting and research services in the Baltic States. GfK is the fourth largest market research company in the world, and they have offered market research focused on continuous market segmentation and trend assessment in the Baltic States since 2006.
buyer: RAIT Group
RAIT Group is one of the leading market research companies in the Baltic countries with successful branches in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. RAIT Group has more than 20 years experience in market research, and they are proud of their long term experience and high quality evaluations. "
seller: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s long-standing data science experience.
price ($mm)
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$1
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0.0x
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