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closed 1/30/2020 via PR Newswire

The Earnest Research Company, acquired Alpha Hat

synopsis: Earnest Research, the largest provider of data analytics for measuring the consumer economy, has acquired Alpha Hat, a leading mobile geolocation intelligence provider. Alpha Hat provides real-time foot traffic intelligence on over 300 retail, restaurant and entertainment brands, offering actionable insight insight into company performance.
buyer: The Earnest Research Company
Earnest Research provides restaurants, retailers, e-commerce companies and investment clients with critical knowledge on consumer behavior to power data-driven business decisions. Earnest Research provides accurate and near real-time data on sales, foot traffic, orders and other purchasing trends. "
target: Alpha Hat
Alpha Hat is a leading mobile geolocation intelligence provider. Alpha Hat provides real-time foot traffic intelligence on over 300 retail, restaurant and entertainment brands, offering actionable insight into company performance through a variety of research and data products.
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announced 5/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Foursquare, will acquire Placed Inc.

synopsis: Foursquare, a company that enriches consumer experiences and informs business decisions through a deep understanding of location intelligence, will be acquiring Placed, the leader in location analytics. By directly measuring locations, Placed is able to index the real-world paths and behaviors of consumers.
buyer: Foursquare
Foursquare is a company that enriches consumer experiences and informs business decisions through a deep understanding of location intelligence. Millions of people use the Foursquare City Guide app, Foursquare Swarm check-in app and websites to discover new places, explore the world and check in. "
target parent: Snap Inc.
target: Placed Inc.
Placed is the leader in location analytics. By directly measuring locations through smartphones and leveraging big data principles, Placed is able to index the real-world paths and behaviors of consumers.
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closed 6/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Snap Inc., acquired Placed Inc.

synopsis: Snapchat parent Snap has acquired Placed, a Seattle-based startup that operates a consumer location analytics platform. Placed measures millions of consumer locations every day from those that opt-in to share their whereabouts.
buyer: Snap Inc. (SNAP:$1,544.47)
Snap Inc. is a camera company. They believe that reinventing the camera represents their greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Their products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. "
target: Placed Inc.
Placed is the leader in location analytics, providing clients the most complete understanding of what consumers do in the physical world – and turns that information into actionable insights.
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closed 3/3/2016 via PR Newswire

AiRISTA, purchased Ekahau RTLS from Ekahau, Inc.

synopsis: AiRISTA Flow, an AiRISTA affiliate company and the world leader in true Wi-Fi enabled location services and workflow software solutions, announced the acquisition of Ekahau RTLS and Ekahau RTLS International. The Ekahau Real Time Location System (RTLS) includes Ekahau Vision™, an advanced location analytics platform.
buyer: AiRISTA
AiRISTA develops and manufactures leading Identification & Track and Trace solutions using passive, active, and semi-active RFID, RTLS, GPS, and other technologies. AiRISTA's solutions are robust and comprehensive enabling increased visibility, security and safety of critical assets and personnel. "
seller: Ekahau, Inc.
The Ekahau Real Time Location System (RTLS) includes Ekahau Vision™, an advanced location analytics platform and Ekahau Wi-Fi tags, creating powerful business intelligence that impacts decision-making and workflow processes.
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closed 9/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Mapsense

synopsis: Apple has purchased mapping startup Mapsense. Mapsense is a San Francisco-based startup that's able to sort through massive geotagged datasets to create quick geographical visualizations of location-based data points that can be embedded into apps.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$260,174.00)
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. "
target: Mapsense
Mapsense is a San Francisco-based startup that's able to sort through massive geotagged datasets to create quick geographical visualizations of location-based data points that can be embedded into apps.
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closed 4/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

SystemicLogic Holdings (Proprietary) Limited, acquired Knowledge Factory (Pty) Ltd.

synopsis: Global financial innovation and technology company SystemicLogic has acquired Kagiso Media-owned data analytics company Knowledge Factory. Established in 1997, Knowledge Factory offers solutions based on property data and marketing insights.
buyer: SystemicLogic Holdings (Proprietary) Limited
Headquartered in Johannesburg, SystemicLogic helps companies build their innovation capability by offering ICT products and services, including enterprise asset management, data management and crowd-sourcing. "
target parent: Kagiso Media
target: Knowledge Factory (Pty) Ltd.
Knowledge Factory is a leading data, property and marketing insight services company. They consolidate, interrogate and interpret relevant data sets to provide reliable market data that highlights needs and opportunities to support informed strategic business decision making.
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announced 6/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Cisco Systems, Inc., will acquire July Systems

synopsis: Cisco Systems, a multinational technology company, has announced that it will be acquiring July Systems, a cloud-based mobile experience and location services platform. July Systems provides an enterprise-grade location platform with features such as instant customer activation, data-driven behavioral insights, contextual rules engine and APIs.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$51,904.00)
Cisco System's hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible. Cisco designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. "
target: July Systems
Founded in 2001, July Systems is a cloud-based mobile experience and location services platform. July Systems' Proximity MX cloud platform enables clients to integrate location intelligence into their enterprise and turn insights into action, allowing them to better understand their customers.
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closed 4/16/2018 via BusinessWire

Leviathan Analytics merged with Findyr,

synopsis: Findyr, the global platform for crowdsourcing of hyper local, street-level data and insights, has announced its merger with Leviathan, the big data analytics platform specializing in analysis of cloud ingested big data with leading machine learning models.
buyer parent: Granahan McCourt Capital
buyer: Findyr
Findyr, the world’s offline search engine, is a marketplace that enables users to make real-time information requests to collectors in over 120 countries and gather local data, perform surveys, take photos or capture videos at any location. "
target: Leviathan Analytics
Leviathan Analytics builds machine-learning tools to quantify and predict event risk for any location in the world. The Leviathan platform offers simple cloud-based applications to generate real-time analytics and measure and forecast risk for any global lat/long position.
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closed 7/12/2017 via BusinessWire

Digital Map Products, acquired DMTI Spatial Inc.

synopsis: Digital Map Products, Inc., a pioneer in geospatial mapping technology and intelligence, has acquired DMTI Spatial from Neopost, the number two global supplier of Mail Solutions. DMTI Spatial is the market leader in location-based information and data quality. They provide industry-leading solutions to Global 2000 companies and government agencies.
buyer parent: Silversmith Capital Partners
buyer: Digital Map Products
Digital Map Products (DMP), headquartered in Irvine, CA, is the leading provider of cloud-based location technology and content solutions that bring the power of spatial technology to over 350,000 mainstream business, government and consumer users. "
target parent: NeoPost SA
target: DMTI Spatial Inc.
DMTI Spatial is the Canadian market leader in location-based information and data quality. They provide industry-leading location economics and Master Address Management (MAM) solutions to Global 2000 companies and government agencies.
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closed 1/4/2017 via Company Press Release

The Financial Times Ltd, acquired GIS Planning Inc.

synopsis: The Financial Times announces the acquisition of GIS Planning, a San Francisco-based internet technology company providing organisations with data and intelligence on foreign direct investment (FDI) and economic development in North America.
buyer parent: Nikkei Inc.
buyer: The Financial Times Ltd
The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 793,000. "
target: GIS Planning Inc.
GIS Planning is the world leader in online economic development solutions. GIS Planning’s software provides real estate, demographic, and industry data to help businesses and site selection professionals select optimal geographic locations through powerful online mapping analysis.
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closed 1/4/2017 via BusinessWire

Qlik Technologies, Inc., acquired Idevio

synopsis: Qlik, a leader in visual analytics, announced it has acquired Idevio, a provider of geographical-related software and services and a Sweden-based Qlik partner. This acquisition not only extends Qlik’s current mapping capabilities, but also moves its offerings beyond visualization with support for a broad range of advanced geoanalytic use cases.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Qlik Technologies, Inc. (QLIK:$665.31)
Qlik is a leader in visual analytics. Its products meets customers' growing needs from reporting and self-service visual analysis to guided, embedded and custom analytics. Customers rely on Qlik solutions to explore the hidden relationships within data that lead to insights that ignite ideas. "
target: Idevio
Founded in 2002, Idevio is a software company that develops innovative map solutions. Idevio delivers Mapping, Geocoding and Routing software based on RaveGeo, their own patented and award-winning compression and streaming technology for vector-based geographic information.
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closed 6/22/2016 via BusinessWire

Spaceflight Industries, Inc., acquired OpenWhere, Inc.

synopsis: Spaceflight Industries, a next-generation space company dedicated to democratizing access to space, has acquired OpenWhere, Inc., a company that provides cloud-based M2M processing and analytic solutions.
buyer: Spaceflight Industries, Inc.
Spaceflight is a next-generation, integrated space services and solutions company that is fundamentally changing how small satellites are built, launched and operated to improve access to space and enable persistent global awareness. "
target: OpenWhere, Inc.
OpenWhere provides cloud-based M2M processing and analytic solutions to organizations that are capitalizing on the exponential growth of a wide range of sensor and collection platforms for delivering the next generation of location-based intelligence.
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closed 10/17/2013 via PR Newswire

NeoPost SA, acquired DMTI Spatial Inc.

synopsis: DMTI Spatial, the Canadian leader in location-based data quality solutions, announced it has been acquired by Europe-based mailroom solutions provider Neopost. The European leader and global supplier of mail solutions, Neopost is progressively building a portfolio of new activities to enhance its offer and support its clients' needs.
buyer: NeoPost SA (ENXTPA:NEO:$1,222.81)
Neopost S.A. offers solutions facilitating incoming and outgoing mail bringing strong added value to its customers. The Group offers solutions for, franking, folding and inserting and, addressing documents, address cleansing and tracking and tracing of letters, parcels and the supply chain. "
target: DMTI Spatial Inc.
DMTI Spatial Inc. offers location content and software solutions. The company provides Location Hub, a solution that identifies, validates, and maintains location-based data. DMTI Spatial Inc. was founded in 1994 and is based in Markham, Canada.
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closed 4/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

DigitalGlobe, Inc., acquired Tomnod

synopsis: DigitalGlobe Inc. acquired Tomnod, a company that analyzes imagery through crowdsourcing software. Tomnod's Global Insight software allows Internet users to plot information on satellite pictures. Users can create geospatial databases with the satellite pictures.
buyer: DigitalGlobe, Inc. (DGI:$809.90)
DigitalGlobe is a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth imagery products and services. They offer a range of on- and offline products and services designed to enable customers to easily access and integrate their imagery into business operations and applications. "
target: Tomnod
Tomnod's geospatial analytics products understand terrabytes of satellite images and millions of social media posts to deliver precision-located information. Tomnod uses the power of the crowd to solve world problems, using crowdsourced satellite imagery analysis.
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closed 3/25/2013 via Market Wire

TIBCO Software Inc., acquired Maporama Solutions SAS

synopsis: TIBCO Software Inc. announced it has acquired Maporama Solutions, a privately-held, cloud-based provider of location intelligence and geospatial analytics solutions. Maporama provides a powerful complement to TIBCO Spotfire® as well as TIBCO's event-enabled infrastructure, cloud, loyalty, and social software platform products.
buyer: TIBCO Software Inc. (TIBX:$1,076.23)
TIBCO Software Inc. is a provider of infrastructure software for companies to use on-premise or as part of cloud computing environments. More than 4,000 customers worldwide rely on TIBCO to manage information, decisions, processes, and applications in real time. "
target: Maporama Solutions SAS
Maporama Solutions is a leading provider of digital mapping solutions for professionnal users. Maporama Solutions is dedicated to provide web and mobile mapping solutions that combine the strengths of geographical information and business intelligence.
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announced 11/14/2018 via PR Newswire

Pareteum Corporation, will acquire iPass, Inc.

synopsis: Pareteum Corporation, a leading provider of mobile networking software and services, will acquire iPass, Inc., a leading provider of global mobile connectivity solutions. iPass's technology enables wireless users to automatically transition between Wi-Fi and cellular so they can stay connected to work and life.
buyer: Pareteum Corporation (TEUM:$32.44)
Pareteum Corporation is a leading provider of mobile networking software and services. Pareteum empowers Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) by providing a patented cloud based mobile communications infrastructure, operating software and managed services. "
target: iPass, Inc. (IPAS:$44.48)
iPass is a leading provider of global mobile connectivity solutions. iPass's technology enables wireless users to automatically transition between Wi-Fi and cellular so they can stay connected to work and life. Their technology also lets businesses gather rich insights based on customer location.
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closed 11/2/2017 via BusinessWire

The Ascent Group, acquired Geopointe

synopsis: The Ascent Group, a Detroit-based technology investment firm, is acquiring Geopointe, a top-rated Geolocation software that provides configurable solutions for sales, marketing, service, and development teams to tap into the geographical aspects of their CRM data to improve efficiencies and streamline processes.
buyer: The Ascent Group
The Ascent Group, a Detroit-based technology investment firm, specializes in enterprise software companies with scalable platforms that deliver market-leading, high-growth solutions. "
target: Geopointe
Geopointe is the #1 rated geo-mapping application available on the AppExchange and a Top 10 app overall. Geopointe location-enables Salesforce allowing Customers to gain spatial insights via maps and apply geography to business processes.
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closed 8/27/2009 via PR Newswire

Green Bridge Industries, Inc., acquired Trak-IT, Inc.

synopsis: Green Bridge Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Company has completed the acquisition of Trak-IT, Inc., a fast growing software development company. Trak-IT's main focus is developing its GPS based management software platform that connects with mobile devices and acts as a central location for storing and reporting data.
buyer: Green Bridge Industries, Inc. (GRBG:$0.00)
Green Bridge Industries, Inc. offers non-toxic, environmentally friendly cleaning products to fit the sanitation needs of the medical, agricultural, military, and retail markets. "
target: Trak-IT, Inc.
Track-IT is a internet-based information management software that connects with mobile devices and acts as a central location for storing and reporting data. Specifically, software can interface with any device that can send a standard NEMA GPS position record and display the data on a map.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Moka, acquired GetFocus

synopsis: Moka, a provider of end-to-end POS and payment solutions in Indonesia, has acquired GetFocus, an Indian company that provides an indoor positioning solution for app developers. GetFocus' solution provides accurate indoor insights and location analytics that can track app downloads, usage patterns and frequently visited places.
buyer: Moka
Moka provides an end-to-end POS and payment solution that caters to small and medium businesses in Indonesia. The service includes an Android/iOS app used by store cashiers and a web back-office that allows store owners to access data such as sales reports, inventory, and customer feedback. "
target: GetFocus
GetFocus is an Indian company that provides an indoor positioning solution for app developers. Their SDK can easily integrate into apps and provides developers with accurate indoor insights. Their location analytics can track app downloads, usage patterns and frequently visited places.
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closed 5/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Salesforce.com, Inc., acquired MapAnything

synopsis: Salesforce, the global leader in Customer Relationship Management, has acquired MapAnything, a pioneer in geo-enabled field productivity software. MapAnything enables customers to design optimal territories, create optimal schedules, and map optimal routes so field reps can service more accounts in less time.
buyer: Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM:$15,850.00)
Salesforce.com, Inc., the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. Their Salesforce Service Cloud customer service app empowers enterprises to deliver amazing customer service experiences anywhere and on any device. "
target: MapAnything
MapAnything is a pioneer in geo-enabled field productivity software. MapAnything enables customers to design optimal territories, create optimal schedules, and map optimal routes so field reps can service more accounts in less time.
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closed 1/30/2020 via PR Newswire

The Earnest Research Company, acquired Alpha Hat

synopsis: Earnest Research, the largest provider of data analytics for measuring the consumer economy, has acquired Alpha Hat, a leading mobile geolocation intelligence provider. Alpha Hat provides real-time foot traffic intelligence on over 300 retail, restaurant and entertainment brands, offering actionable insight insight into company performance.
buyer: The Earnest Research Company
Earnest Research provides restaurants, retailers, e-commerce companies and investment clients with critical knowledge on consumer behavior to power data-driven business decisions. Earnest Research provides accurate and near real-time data on sales, foot traffic, orders and other purchasing trends. "
target: Alpha Hat
Alpha Hat is a leading mobile geolocation intelligence provider. Alpha Hat provides real-time foot traffic intelligence on over 300 retail, restaurant and entertainment brands, offering actionable insight into company performance through a variety of research and data products.
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closed 1/30/2020 via PR Newswire

The Earnest Research Company, acquired Alpha Hat

synopsis: Earnest Research, the largest provider of data analytics for measuring the consumer economy, has acquired Alpha Hat, a leading mobile geolocation intelligence provider. Alpha Hat provides real-time foot traffic intelligence on over 300 retail, restaurant and entertainment brands, offering actionable insight insight into company performance.
buyer: The Earnest Research Company
Earnest Research provides restaurants, retailers, e-commerce companies and investment clients with critical knowledge on consumer behavior to power data-driven business decisions. Earnest Research provides accurate and near real-time data on sales, foot traffic, orders and other purchasing trends. "
target: Alpha Hat
Alpha Hat is a leading mobile geolocation intelligence provider. Alpha Hat provides real-time foot traffic intelligence on over 300 retail, restaurant and entertainment brands, offering actionable insight into company performance through a variety of research and data products.
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closed 2/4/2020 via Company Press Release

Ipsos S.A, purchased Mystery Shopping Business from MaritzCX

synopsis: Ipsos is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Mystery Shopping business of the Maritz group, one of the largest mystery shopping service providers in North America. Staffed by over 150 employees, Maritz’s Mystery Shopping business has been operating for over 35 years, mostly in North America.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,038.49)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is the third largest market research company in the world, present in 90 markets and employing more than 18,000 people. Their 75 business solutions are based on primary data coming from our surveys, social media monitoring, and qualitative or observational techniques. "
seller: MaritzCX
The acquisition includes the Mystery Shopping business of the Maritz group, one of the largest mystery shopping service providers in North America. Staffed by over 150 employees, Maritz’s Mystery Shopping business has been operating for over 35 years, mostly in North America.
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closed 7/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Ugam

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

TABS Analytics, acquired Decision Insight

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

Vestar Capital Partners, will acquire Information Resources, Inc.

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

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

synopsis: Ipsos has acquired the mystery shopping staff, shoppers, and clients of Market Pulse International. Since 1989, Market Pulse has helped brands understand their business from their customers point of view, and supported clients to improve customer satisfaction, loyalty and growth. They are based in New Zealand.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,038.49)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is an independent market research companies managed by research professionals. Ipsos researchers assess market potential and trends, develop brands, help clients build long-term relationships with customers, test advertising, and study audience responses. "
seller: Market Pulse
The acquisition includes the the mystery shopping staff, shoppers, and clients of Market Pulse. Market Pulse helps brands understand their business from their customers point of view, and supports clients to improve customer satisfaction, loyalty and growth. They are based in New Zealand.
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Inmar Inc., acquired reach | influence

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

Jancyn, acquired Customer Perspectives

synopsis: Jancyn Evaluation Shops, a mystery shopping company, is pleased to announce their acquisition of New Hampshire based Customer Perspectives, a 30-year leader in the mystery shopping marketplace. Customer Perspectives helps businesses increase their profits by retaining customers and attracting new ones.
buyer: Jancyn
Since 1980, Jancyn has provided best practices in mystery shopping for customer satisfaction and employee performance feedback programs. They develop data based mystery shops that are used to help their clients optimize resources, motivate employees and improve revenue. "
target: Customer Perspectives
Customer Perspectives is a 30-year leader in the mystery shopping marketplace. Customer Perspectives helps businesses increase their profits by retaining customers and attracting new ones.
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closed 9/22/2016 via BusinessWire

StellaService Inc., acquired ICC/Decision Services

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

Tyco International plc, acquired ShopperTrak

synopsis: Tyco International plc, the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of ShopperTrak, a leading global provider of retail consumer behavior insights and location-based analytics. ShopperTrak's solutions enable retailers to improve sales and operational effectiveness.
buyer: Tyco International plc (TYC:$9,701.00)
Tyco is the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company. Tyco provides more than three million customers around the globe with the latest fire protection and security products and services. "
target: ShopperTrak
ShopperTrak provides shopper-traffic counting technology and data analysis to the most respected names in retail. ShopperTrak is an integral business partner and trusted advisor to the industry, bringing innovative technology and business expertise to organizations throughout the world.
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$175
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closed 4/22/2015 via BusinessWire

Information Resources, Inc., acquired Datasea

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

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

Copernicus Marketing Consulting, will acquire Forbes Consulting Group

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire Forbes Consulting Group and have it become part of Copernicus Marketing Consulting post acquisition. Founded in 1985, Forbes Consulting Group specializes in both quantitative and qualitative research and analysis.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Copernicus Marketing Consulting
Copernicus Marketing Consulting is a research-and-data-driven marketing consulting firm in the business of transforming companies. They use front-line experience, insights, and advanced analytics to help B2B and B2C companies develop, plan, and implement strategies that change brand trajectories. "
target: Forbes Consulting Group
The Forbes Consulting Group is a strategic and innovative market research company providing global clients with deeper levels of insight about emotions and motivations - and helping them gain strategic market advantage on the strength of these insights.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/29/2014 via Company Press Release

GfK Group, acquired Cogenta Systems Ltd.

synopsis: GfK strengthens its position in the online market through the acquisition of UK-based Cogenta, a leader in online pricing intelligence. Cogenta is the source of market intelligence, creating best of breed retail data that is trusted and relied upon by brands both in the UK and abroad.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s 80 years of data science experience. "
target: Cogenta Systems Ltd.
Cogenta is an industry pioneer in providing retail and pricing intelligence services, partnering with the biggest European retailers and brands. Cogenta is the source of market intelligence, creating best of breed retail data that is trusted and relied upon by brands both in the UK and abroad.
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closed 4/28/2014 via PR Web

reach | influence, acquired Penfield Consulting

synopsis: reach | influence, [ri], a leading marketing and analytics company and provider of shopper engagement strategies to the independent retail community, is pleased to announce a strategic acquisition of retail analytics firm Penfield Consulting.
buyer: reach | influence
reach | influence, is a marketing analytics firm focused on powering the shopper experience with the goal of leveraging shopper data to increase sales. They provide services and insight to independent retailers, wholesalers and CPGs. "
target: Penfield Consulting
Penfield Consulting is a retail analytics firm. Penfield Consulting delivered advanced analytics to the largest of retailers including The Sports Authority, The Home Depot, Priceline.com, and others.
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closed 3/7/2014 via BNC Analysis

RDI Marketing Services, Inc., acquired Service Industry Research Systems, Inc.

synopsis: RDI, a world class outsourcer, is pleased to announce their most recent acquisition of SIRS, Inc. Service Industry Research Systems, Inc. (SIRS) is a marketing research firm that specializes in insights for the retail industry.
buyer: RDI Marketing Services, Inc.
RDI is a world class outsourcer that provides custom solutions (sales, customer service, marketing, technology) on an outsourced basis to help businesses operate their core business more effectively. RDI was established in 1978 and their corporate headquarters is located in Blue Ash, OH. "
target: Service Industry Research Systems, Inc.
Service Industry Research Systems, Inc. (SIRS) is a marketing research firm that specializes in insights for the retail industry. It offers Conusmer Service Industry companies tested, sales predictive tools to identify how to gain and maintain new and loyal customers.
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closed 1/16/2014 via Company Press Release

IntelliShop, LLC, acquired STAR Shops, Training And Results, Inc.

synopsis: IntelliShop, a leading provider of customer experience research solutions to companies, and organizations across North America, announced that it is expanding its business serving owners and management companies with the client acquisition of Shops, Training And Results, Inc., a nationwide mystery shop, training, and consulting company.
buyer: IntelliShop, LLC
IntelliShop is the industry leader for the highest level of service to their clients, and exceptional quality, accuracy and integrity in the work they do. They help their clients to evaluate, understand and improve their customers’ experiences. "
target parent: MAG Multifamily Ancillary Group
target: STAR Shops, Training And Results, Inc.
STAR (Shops, Training And Results) is a nationwide mystery shop, training, and consulting company, that is highly specialized in providing customized performance-based mystery shop evaluations, and training programs for multifamily housing, retail, restaurants, and hospitality industries.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/12/2013 via BNC Analysis

William Reed Business Media, purchased Allegra Foodservice from Allegra Strategies Limited

synopsis: William Reed Business Media, a provider of market-leading business information, has bought the Allegra Foodservice business, formerly a division of Allegra Strategies, a leading-edge research and strategy consulting firm.
buyer: William Reed Business Media
From retail to hospitality, manufacturing to grocery, William Reed Business Media has been providing market-leading business information to the food and drinks sector for almost 150 years. "
seller: Allegra Strategies Limited
Allegra Foodservice comprises a business unit which offers research and information within the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality sectors through brands such as Allegra Food Strategy Forum, Allegra Eating Out Panel, and more.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/16/2013 via Company Press Release

NPD Group, Inc., will acquire Leisure Trends Group

synopsis: The NPD Group, a global information company, has signed an agreement to acquire the retail sales tracking and consumer research businesses of Leisure Trends, the Boulder, CO-based leader in market research for the sports and recreation industries. The acquisition does not include Leisure Trends’ Customer Relationship Management (CRM) business.
buyer: NPD Group, Inc.
The NPD Group is the leading global provider of consumer and retail market research solutions for a wide range of industries. They offer consumer behavior and point-of-sale (POS) information and industry expertise across more industries than any other market research company. "
target: Leisure Trends Group
Leisure Trends Group tracks a vast amount of information in the resort, hospitality, outdoor recreation and sports industries. Their retail sale tracking gives access to retail sales intelligence in key specialty retailers, and their consumer research offers customized research programs.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/4/2013 via BusinessWire

Information Resources, Inc., acquired Aztec

synopsis: Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), a global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and over-the-counter healthcare companies, announced it has acquired Aztec, a leading provider of market measurement and related services for consumer packaged goods (CPG), liquor and pharmaceutical manufacturers and retailers.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: Information Resources, Inc.
Information Resources, Inc. (IRi) delivers powerful market and shopper information, predictive analysis and foresight that leads to action. They go beyond the data to ignite extraordinary growth for their clients by pinpointing what matters and illuminating how it can impact their businesses. "
target parent: Dentsu Inc.
target: Aztec
Aztec provides scan-data services to consumer packaged goods retailers and manufacturers. Aztec offers computer-based information services and core offerings include data processing and reporting, leading-edge user friendly software, training and client service support.
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closed 9/4/2013 via

Worth Global Style Network, Ltd., acquired Mindset Communicaco e Marketing Ltda

synopsis: WGSN, the leading global trend forecasting service, has acquired Mindset Communicaco e Marketing Ltda, its marketing partner in the vibrant Latin American market. Mindset is an advisory agency dedicated to research and analysis of future and current consumer behavior.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Worth Global Style Network, Ltd.
WGSN (Worth Global Style Network, Ltd.) is the leading online trend-analysis and research service providing creative and business intelligence for the apparel, style, design and retail industries. "
target: Mindset Communicaco e Marketing Ltda
Mindset is an advisory agency dedicated to research and analysis of future and current consumer behavior. It works with many leading companies in Brazil and brings a loyal subscriber base and great relationships with major retailers, merchandisers and designers across the region.
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Mobiquity Technologies
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$0.46
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: LKCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Luokung Technology Corp.
Luokung Technology Corp.
Luokung is a leading global spatial-temporal big-data technology company and a leading interactive location-based services company in China. Luokung's mobile app provides personalized and precise services to travelers on the train and at their destination.
year
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rev ($mm)
$21.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.75)
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: AYX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alteryx
Alteryx
Alteryx is a leader in self-service data analytics. Alteryx provides analysts with the unique ability to easily prep, blend and analyze all of their data using a repeatable workflow, then deploy and share analytics at scale for deeper insights in hours, not weeks.
year
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$309.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$23.04
EBIT ($mm)
$19.65
Net Income ($mm)
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1Spatial Holdings PLC
1Spatial Holdings PLC
1Spatial is a software solutions provider and global leader in managing geospatial data. They work with their clients to deliver real value by making data current, complete and consistent through the use of automated processes.
year
2018
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$22.22
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Employees
170
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Ticker: SZSE:300036
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SuperMap Software
SuperMap Software
SuperMap Software Co., Ltd. was founded by scientists from The Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) in 1997. SuperMap is devoted to developing and providing the most innovative Geographic Information System (GIS) platforms and solutions for global customers.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$137.66
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.77
EBIT ($mm)
$17.50
Net Income ($mm)
$19.61
Employees
2589
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Ticker: SSTI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ShotSpotter
ShotSpotter
ShotSpotter is the leader in gunfire detection, location and incident-specific forensic analysis solutions that assist police and security personnel in their efforts to deter gun violence.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$29.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.10
EBIT ($mm)
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Employees
88
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Ticker: NLSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Nielsen Company, Inc.
The Nielsen Company, Inc.
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed.
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2019
rev ($mm)
$6,465.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,389.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,012.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
46000
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Intouch Insight Inc.
Intouch Insight Inc.
Intouch Insight offers a complete portfolio of customer experience management (CEM) products and services that help global brands delight their customers, strengthen brand reputation and improve financial performance.
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2019
rev ($mm)
$13.75
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SCOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
comScore, Inc.
comScore, Inc.
comScore, Inc. is a global leader in digital measurement and analytics, delivering insights on web, mobile and TV consumer behavior that enable clients to maximize the value of their digital investments.
year
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rev ($mm)
$368.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.14
EBIT ($mm)
$1.66
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1292
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Ticker: PFSW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PFSweb, Inc.
PFSweb, Inc.
PFSweb is a global provider of end-to-end eCommerce solutions including digital agency and marketing services, technology development services, business process outsourcing services and a complete omni-channel technology ecosystem.
year
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rev ($mm)
$250.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$16.25
EBIT ($mm)
$1.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2100
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Ticker: ENXTPA:HCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HighCo
HighCo
HighCo is a French Marketing Solutions group for mass-market retailers and consumer goods manufacturers. HighCo offers drive to store solutions (SMS notifications, online coupons, email, social media), in-store solutions (coupons & promotions, displays, merchandising), and marketing data solutions.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$174.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$16.62
EBIT ($mm)
$14.70
Net Income ($mm)
$8.35
Employees
713
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Ticker: OTCPK:IMMD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Immudyne
lmmuDyne, Inc. is a technology-driven e-commerce company that builds innovative and proprietary brands. Immudyne’s scalable and global advertising technology infrastructure leverages social media, search and e-commerce platforms to rapidly and profitably grow their product portfolio.
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2018
rev ($mm)
$6.49
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.95)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.47
Employees
11
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Club Vivanet, Inc.
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Ticker: ENXTPA:IPS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ipsos S.A
Ipsos S.A
Ipsos ranks third in the global research industry. They have built a solid Group around a multi-specialist positioning – Media and advertising research; Marketing research; Client and employee relationship management; Opinion & social research; Mobile, Online, Offline data collection and delivery.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,038.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$212.27
EBIT ($mm)
$177.03
Net Income ($mm)
$110.88
Employees
17987
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Ticker: XTRA:GFK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GfK Group
GfK Group
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s long-standing data science experience.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,759.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$164.56
EBIT ($mm)
$84.18
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12926
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Ticker: AIM:NFC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next 15
Next 15
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$335.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$49.03
EBIT ($mm)
$33.01
Net Income ($mm)
$17.13
Employees
1979
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Ticker: TSE:3675
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cross Marketing Inc.
Cross Marketing Inc.
Cross Marketing Inc. is the pioneer online research provider in Japan. Having the capabilities of a full-service research agency, with the backing of the other group companies within Cross Marketing Group, they offer a total marketing solutions package on a global scale.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$80.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.30
EBIT ($mm)
$5.14
Net Income ($mm)
$3.79
Employees
949
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Ticker: WSE:MCP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mediacap SA
Mediacap SA
MEDIACAP SA is the fastest growing publicly listed group providing services in the field of media, marketing, market research and public opinion. The company is based in Poland.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$26.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.81
EBIT ($mm)
$0.99
Net Income ($mm)
$0.39
Employees
0
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Ticker: XSAT:CEAB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Community Entertainment Svenska AB
Community Entertainment Svenska AB
Community Entertainment Svenska AB (publ), through its subsidiaries, focuses on commercializing proprietary software for online quizzes. It serves entertainment, information, and education industries. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.23
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.31)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.45)
Net Income ($mm)
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