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closed 4/7/2006 via BusinessWire

ACNielsen Corporation, purchased retail measurement business from Datos Information Resources

synopsis: ACNielsen, a VNU business and the world's leading provider of consumer and marketplace intelligence, today announced that it has agreed to acquire 100% of the retail measurement business unit of Datos Information Resources, the leader in the Venezuelan marketing information industry.
buyer parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
buyer: ACNielsen Corporation
With operations in more than 90 countries, ACNielsen (separate from Nielsen Media Research) is the world's top compiler of consumer data. The company's measurement and analysis services include bar code scanning and store audits, consumer panels, and customized research. "
seller: Datos Information Resources
Datos Information Resources primarily operates as a market research company specialising in the provision of data for the purposes of ad-hoc, audit, census and geographical data, as well as specialised market studies to a wide variety of Venezuelan industries.
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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 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

NPD Group, Inc., purchased VideoScan from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: The NPD Group announced that it has purchased Nielsen’s VideoScan point-of-sale retail tracking service for the home video market. VideoScan monitors DVD sales, including HD and Blu-ray sales, based on information collected from retailers.
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. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
VideoScan is Nielsen's point-of-sale retail tracking service for the home video market. VideoScan monitors DVD sales, including HD and Blu-ray sales, based on information collected from retailers.
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closed 8/31/2015 via BusinessWire

Market Track, acquired Commercially Retail

synopsis: Market Track, LLC, the leading provider of advertising, brand protection and pricing intelligence solutions in North America, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Commercially Retail, Australia and New Zealand’s leading retail advertising monitoring company.
buyer parent: Aurora Capital Group
buyer: Market Track
Offered via a web-based software-as-a-service platform called FeatureVision, Market Track's solutions enable retailers and manufacturers of consumer goods to efficiently monitor and analyze causal data to maximize the value of their promotional campaigns. "
target: Commercially Retail
Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Commercially Retail provides facts and insights in relation to retailer driven advertising across both digital and print based mediums, via its software-as-a-service platform.
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closed 12/15/2011 via PR Newswire

Live Nation, Inc., acquired BigChampagne Media Measurement

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment has acquired BigChampagne Media Measurement, a leading developer of technologies for collecting, analyzing and distributing media metrics. BigChampagne's Ultimate Chart platform will power social discovery, content relevancy and product personalization across Live Nation's businesses.
buyer: Live Nation, Inc. (LYV:$11,033.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. "
target: BigChampagne Media Measurement
BigChampagne is a leading developer of technologies for collecting, analyzing and distributing media metrics. The company acquires and analyzes billions of online and offline data points about popular entertainment.
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closed 10/14/2011 via BNC Analysis

ShopperTrak, acquired RCT Analytics Ltd.

synopsis: Retail store analysis specialist ShopperTrak has established a presence in Europe through the purchase of RCT Analytics, which develops a range of solutions to count consumers at shopping centres and retailers across the UK. ShopperTrak counts the number of shoppers entering and exiting retail stores and malls in 40,000 locations.
buyer: 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. "
target: RCT Analytics Ltd.
RCT Analytics provides market research based consulting, benchmarking and analytical services; real-time local and hosted reporting for retail and shopping centre businesses; and integrated staff scheduling and business planning solutions.
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closed 9/22/2011 via BNC Analysis

St. Ives plc, acquired Pragma Consulting Ltd.

synopsis: Marketing services and print group St. Ives Plc has acquired Twickenham-based retail and consumer consultancy Pragma Consulting Ltd. The company provides marketing strategy and market research services to its clients.
buyer: St. Ives plc (GB:SIV:$494.55)
St. Ives provides marketing services, printed products and display solutions to publishing, retail and commercial markets throughout the UK. Its focus is on delivering high quality products to customers who have a need for service, complex solutions and added value services. "
target: Pragma Consulting Ltd.
Pragma Consulting Ltd. is a leading consultancy specialising in retail and consumer markets. The company provides marketing strategy and market research services to its clients.
price ($mm)
$5.17
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$4
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$1
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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.
price ($mm)
$13
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closed 2/8/2011 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired MEMRB Retail Tracking Services Ltd.

synopsis: Nielsen has acquired the bulk of retail sales tracking firm MEMRB Retail Tracking Services Ltd., a market research company.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. "
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: MEMRB Retail Tracking Services Ltd.
MEMRB Retail Tracking Services Ltd. provides market research solutions in Central/Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Pakistan, and North Africa.
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closed 6/18/2007 via PR Newswire

The Hale Group, acquired Mount Vernon Strategies

synopsis: The Hale Group has acquired Mount Vernon Strategies. MVS specializes in providing marketing research and strategic consulting services to private equity firms and consumer branded companies.
buyer: The Hale Group
The Hale Group, Ltd. is the leading strategic management consulting firm in the food system. The firm services the global food and agribusiness systems from farmer cooperatives and agricultural biotechnology companies to ingredient and food manufacturers, distributors and restaurant operators. "
target: Mount Vernon Strategies
Since 1995, Mount Vernon Strategies has been providing market research, due diligence and strategy consulting for clients in the private equity, consumer package goods, retail and food & beverage sectors.
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closed 3/9/2007 via BusinessWire

Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, acquired Retail Forward

synopsis: TNS, a world leader in market information, announces the acquisition of Retail Forward, Inc., in the United States. The addition of Retail Forward to the newly established TNS global practice, TNS Retail and Shopper Insights, will provide significant added momentum to the rapid expansion of TNS’s successful retail and shopper research business.
buyer: Taylor Nelson Sofres plc
Taylor Nelson Sofres plc is a market information group. The world’s largest provider of custom research and analysis, a leader in political and social polling, a major supplier of consumer panel, media intelligence and Internet, TV and radio audience measurement services. "
target: Retail Forward
Retail Forward, Inc. is a global management consulting firm specializing in strategies and insight to help retailers and their suppliers grow sales and profits. The company's syndicated research and executive development program is known as the Retail Forward Intelligence System™.
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closed 2/20/2007 via BusinessWire

Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, acquired Sorensen Associates

synopsis: TNS, a world leader in market information, announces the acquisition of Sorensen Associates, "The In-store Research Company®", in the United States to support the rapid expansion of its successful shopper research business.
buyer: Taylor Nelson Sofres plc
Taylor Nelson Sofres plc is a market information group. The world’s largest provider of custom research and analysis, a leader in political and social polling, a major supplier of consumer panel, media intelligence and Internet, TV and radio audience measurement services. "
target: Sorensen Associates
Sorensen Associates is "The In-store Research Company®". It captures shopper behaviours, motivations and perceptions at the point of purchase. Sorensen Associates specialises in telling retailers and suppliers how well products or packages perform in the retail environment.
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closed 2/28/2006 via BusinessWire

Market Force Information, Inc., acquired Shop'n Chek, Inc.

synopsis: Market Force Information, Inc., an emerging Customer Experience Information company, announced today the acquisition of Shop'n Chek, Inc., a leading mystery shopping provider and recognized industry pioneer.
buyer: Market Force Information, Inc.
Market Force Information is a global customer experience information company for major retailers, restaurants and consumer packaged goods companies. Its products provide actionable in-store information with reliable leading indicators that drive competitive marketing and investment strategies. "
target: Shop'n Chek, Inc.
Shop'n Chek, Inc. is a full-service customer service measurement provider delivering actionable data at the retail customer level. The company was founded in Atlanta in 1972.
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closed 4/12/2002 via

synopsis: Aegis Communications Group, Inc. today announced the sale of the business and assets of Elrick & Lavidge, its marketing research division, to a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Taylor Nelson Sofres plc. The business will become part of the TNS Intersearch family. United Kingdom based Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, is one of the world's leading marketing
buyer parent: Taylor Nelson Sofres plc
buyer: TNS Intersearch
Taylor Nelson Sofres is the fourth largest information company and the 2nd largest custom research company in the world. It has more than 200 offices in 50 countries throughout North and Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. "
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

BVA Group, acquired Côté Clients

synopsis: BVA Group, a market research agency in France, acquired Côté Clients, a France-based marketing studies and customer intelligence institute that specializes in customer and retail orientation. Côté Clients supports retailers and industrialists on issues related to signs, networks, points of sale, shelves and purchasing behavior.
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: Côté Clients
Based in France, Côté Clients is a marketing studies and customer intelligence institute that specializes in customer and retail orientation. They support retailers, service companies and industrialists on issues related to signs, networks, points of sale, shelves and purchasing behavior.
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closed 7/9/2013 via BusinessWire

Information Resources, Inc., acquired The FreshLook Marketing Group

synopsis: Information Resources, Inc., the global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and over-the-counter healthcare companies, announced the purchase of FreshLook Marketing Group, LLC, a leading supplier of market research information and consulting services to the fresh/random weight (fresh food) industry.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: Information Resources, Inc.
IRI is a leader in delivering powerful market and shopper information, predictive analysis and the 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: The FreshLook Marketing Group
FreshLook Marketing Group provides scanner-based information on the sales of perishable products, including fresh fruits and vegetables, deli cheese and meats, deli prepared foods, fresh meat and seafood, in-store bakery items and bulk foods.
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announced 8/21/2013 via Company Press Release

Nielsen, will purchase BI & Commerce Solutions from R.R. Bowker LLC

synopsis: Nielsen and R.R. Bowker, a provider of bibliographic information and management solutions, have signed a definitive agreement for Nielsen to acquire Bowker’s Business Intelligence and Commerce Solutions products. The Business Intelligence and Commerce Solutions products offer its global print and e-book sales tracking and analysis capabilities.
buyer: Nielsen (NLSN:$6,618.00)
The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. "
seller parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
seller: R.R. Bowker LLC
R.R. Bowker is the leading provider of bibliographic information management solutions to help publishers, booksellers, and libraries better serve their customers. Its Business Intelligence and Commerce Solutions products provide global print and e-book sales tracking and analysis capabilities.
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announced 10/2/2019 via PR Newswire

WolfPoint Group, LLC, will acquire Gibbco, Inc.

synopsis: WolfPoint Group, LLC, a sales representation, consulting and new business development firm, will acquire Gibbco, Inc., a provider of retail sales representatiuon, consulting and marketing services. Gibbco manages their clientele's business interests at Target, Best Buy and other major US retailers.
buyer: WolfPoint Group, LLC
WolfPoint Group is a sales representation, consulting and new business development firm. WolfPoint offers services for sales, marketing, and account management. WolfPoint helps their clients to increase their chances of getting on the shelf. "
target: Gibbco, Inc.
Gibbco is a provider of retail sales representatiuon, consulting and marketing services. Gibbco manages their clientele's business interests at Target, Best Buy and other major US retailers.
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announced 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Saleslink, will acquire Group MW

synopsis: Saleslink, an organization that represents hardware manufacturers, has announced it will acquire Group MW. Group MW provides sales and marketing expertise for suppliers of consumer products to wholesalers and retailers, including brick-and-mortar and e-commerce businesses. MW represents suppliers in many common product categories.
buyer: Saleslink
Saleslink is an organization that represents hardware manufacturers. They provide sales and marketing expertise for suppliers of consumer products to wholesalers and retailers, including brick-and-mortar and e-commerce businesses. "
target: Group MW
Group MW provide sales and marketing expertise for suppliers of consumer products to wholesalers and retailers, including brick-and-mortar and e-commerce businesses. They also offer merchandising services. Group MW represents suppliers in many common product categories.
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announced 6/16/2014 via BusinessWire

CVC Capital Partners, Leonard Green & Partners, L.P., will acquire Advantage Sales and Marketing

synopsis: Apax Partners announced that they have agreed to sell their majority ownership stake in Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC, North America’s provider of outsourced sales and marketing services to manufacturers of consumer goods and retailers, to affiliates of the private equity firms Leonard Green & Partners and funds advised by CVC Capital Partners.
buyer: Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. is one of the nation’s preeminent private equity firms with over $15 billion of private equity capital raised since inception. CVC Capital Partners is one of the world's leading private equity and investment advisory firms. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Advantage Sales and Marketing
Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC (ASM) is a premier sales and marketing agency, committed to building brand value for its more than 1,200 clients. ASM's customized sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising and marketing services.
price ($mm)
$4,200
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$1,600
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2.6x
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closed 4/7/2006 via BusinessWire

ACNielsen Corporation, purchased retail measurement business from Datos Information Resources

synopsis: ACNielsen, a VNU business and the world's leading provider of consumer and marketplace intelligence, today announced that it has agreed to acquire 100% of the retail measurement business unit of Datos Information Resources, the leader in the Venezuelan marketing information industry.
buyer parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
buyer: ACNielsen Corporation
With operations in more than 90 countries, ACNielsen (separate from Nielsen Media Research) is the world's top compiler of consumer data. The company's measurement and analysis services include bar code scanning and store audits, consumer panels, and customized research. "
seller: Datos Information Resources
Datos Information Resources primarily operates as a market research company specialising in the provision of data for the purposes of ad-hoc, audit, census and geographical data, as well as specialised market studies to a wide variety of Venezuelan industries.
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closed 10/30/2006 via BusinessWire

ACNielsen Corporation, acquired The Modeling Group

synopsis: ACNielsen, a VNU business and the world’s leading provider of consumer and marketplace intelligence, has acquired The Modeling Group, a leading marketing-mix modeling provider to the consumer packaged goods industry. The Modeling Group will become part of ACNielsen’s Analytic Consulting global business unit. Financial terms were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
buyer: ACNielsen Corporation
With operations in more than 90 countries, ACNielsen (separate from Nielsen Media Research) is the world's top compiler of consumer data. The company's measurement and analysis services include bar code scanning and store audits, consumer panels, and customized research. "
target: The Modeling Group
The Modeling Group 60 people and has client relationships in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. The firm specializes in marketing-mix modeling and other advanced analytic services for the Consumer Packaged Goods and other industries.
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closed 4/7/2006 via BusinessWire

ACNielsen Corporation, purchased retail measurement business from Datos Information Resources

synopsis: ACNielsen, a VNU business and the world's leading provider of consumer and marketplace intelligence, today announced that it has agreed to acquire 100% of the retail measurement business unit of Datos Information Resources, the leader in the Venezuelan marketing information industry.
buyer parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
buyer: ACNielsen Corporation
With operations in more than 90 countries, ACNielsen (separate from Nielsen Media Research) is the world's top compiler of consumer data. The company's measurement and analysis services include bar code scanning and store audits, consumer panels, and customized research. "
seller: Datos Information Resources
Datos Information Resources primarily operates as a market research company specialising in the provision of data for the purposes of ad-hoc, audit, census and geographical data, as well as specialised market studies to a wide variety of Venezuelan industries.
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closed 2/22/2006 via BusinessWire

ACNielsen Corporation, acquired Beverage Data Network

synopsis: ACNielsen U.S., a subsidiary of VNU, today announced that it has acquired the assets of Beverage Data Network (BDN), the leading supplier of wholesaler sales data to the wines and spirits industry.
buyer parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
buyer: ACNielsen Corporation
With operations in more than 90 countries, ACNielsen (separate from Nielsen Media Research) is the world's top compiler of consumer data. The company's measurement and analysis services include bar code scanning and store audits, consumer panels, and customized research. "
target: Beverage Data Network
Beverage Data Network (BDN) collects, validates and delivers actual product movement data, tracked from the supplier to the wholesale distributor to the retailer.
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closed 5/30/2002 via Company Press Release

ACNielsen Corporation, created a joint venture with Kantar Media Research

synopsis: ACNielsen, a VNU company, and Kantar Media Research (KMR) and Indian Market Research Bureau (IMRB), both part of Kantar, WPP's worldwide information and consultancy business, said today that they have agreed to form a new joint venture that will offer the most comprehensive measurement of TV audiences and advertising expenditures in India
buyer parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
buyer: ACNielsen Corporation
With operations in more than 90 countries, ACNielsen (separate from Nielsen Media Research) is the world's top compiler of consumer data. The company's measurement and analysis services include bar code scanning and store audits, consumer panels, and customized research. "
target: Kantar Media Research
Kantar Media Research (KMR) is an international group of television, print, radio, and interactive media research companies. KMR manages, through equity positions, media research units in over 30 countries.
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closed 7/17/2019 via PR Newswire

Syndigo LLC, acquired WiseBase

synopsis: Syndigo, a leading provider of verified product content syndication services, has acquired WiseBase, the largest on-line updatable database of more than 300,000 fully described product information in Poland, Romania and Germany. WiseBase provides product descriptions, images, attributes, and logistics information.
buyer parent: The Jordan Company
buyer: Syndigo LLC
Syndigo is a global leader in product content management solutions. Syndigo offers an integrated SaaS-based platform that allows companies to create, manage, and syndicate all of their product content. Their clients include leading brands, retailers, restaurants, and medical device manufacturers. "
target: WiseBase
WiseBase is the largest on-line updatable database of more than 300,000 fully described product information in Poland, Romania and Germany. WiseBase enables suppliers and retailers to easily exchange product data. WiseBase provides product descriptions, images, attributes, and logistics information.
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closed 8/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

TraceGains, acquired Healthnotes, Inc.

synopsis: TraceGains, the leading compliance software solution, revolutionizing information exchange across the supply chain for food, beverage, and CPG companies, announced that it has acquired Healthnotes, the forerunner in regulatory and consumer education solutions for dietary supplement retailers and manufacturers.
buyer: TraceGains
TraceGains is the leading compliance software solution, revolutionizing information exchange across the supply chain for food, beverage, and CPG companies. "
target: Healthnotes, Inc.
Healthnotes provides cloud-based compliance and education solutions via Vitature and its Aisle7 products that help the dietary supplement industry and retailers stay compliant, educate consumers, and bring products to market faster.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BusinessWire

Advantage Solutions, acquired IX-One

synopsis: Advantage Solutions announced its acquisition of IX-One, or The Data Council, Inc., the leading provider of verified and standardized product data and images. The Data Council’s IX-ONE platform is the Specialty, Natural and Organic Industry’s solution for product information.
buyer: Advantage Solutions
Founded in 1987, Advantage Solutions is North America’s leading provider of sales and marketing solutions. Advantage’s customized solutions include headquarter sales, business intelligence, retail merchandising, category management, shopper insights and marketing services. "
target: IX-One
IX-One, or The Data Council, Inc., provides verified and standardized product information and images for retailers, brokers, and distributors. It offers weight, dimensions, and label data; supply chain and logistic data; marketing and planogram images; and product claims and certifications.
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closed 6/23/2017 via Company Press Release

Environics Analytics Group Ltd., acquired RSI Research Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Environics Analytics (EA) announced that it has acquired the business and assets of RSI Research Solutions Inc. (RSI). Founded in 2002, RSI is a Toronto-based analytics solutions provider that helps clients access better consumer insight by connecting them with the right data, the right platforms and industry-leading customer service.
buyer: Environics Analytics Group Ltd.
One of North America’s premier marketing and analytical services companies, Environics Analytics helps customers turn data and analytics into insight, strategy and results. EA offers the full range of analytical services and provides authoritative reports, software and modeling approaches. "
target: RSI Research Solutions Inc.
Founded in 2002, RSI is a Toronto-based analytics solutions provider that helps clients access better consumer insight by connecting them with the right data, the right platforms and industry-leading customer service.
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announced 4/17/2017 via BusinessWire

Vista Equity Partners, will acquire Market Track

synopsis: Market Track, LLC, the leader in advertising, eCommerce, brand protection, and promotional intelligence solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”), a leading private equity firm focused on investments in software, data, and technology-enabled businesses.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based investment firm with more than $28 billion in cumulative capital commitments, currently invests in software, data and technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. "
target parent: Aurora Capital Group
target: Market Track
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Market Track is the leading provider of advertising, promotion, and eCommerce intelligence solutions, offering the most comprehensive coverage of key media channels available.
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closed 9/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Callcredit Information Group, acquired Recipero

synopsis: Recipero is pleased to announce that is has been acquired by Callcredit Information Group in a deal designed to accelerate the growth of the company's fraud and identity protection strategy. Recipero has built one of the world's largest proprietary databases containing detailed information of the history and ownership of mobile devices.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Callcredit Information Group
Callcredit Information Group specialises in database marketing solutions, credit referencing and software analytics and fraud, and is an expert in managing consumer data for businesses across every sector. "
target: Recipero
Recipero has built one of the world's largest proprietary databases containing detailed information of the history and ownership of mobile devices. The business delivers over 5 million reports each month that enable retailers, recyclers, and the public and law enforcement to make informed decisions.
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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 8/31/2015 via BusinessWire

Market Track, acquired Commercially Retail

synopsis: Market Track, LLC, the leading provider of advertising, brand protection and pricing intelligence solutions in North America, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Commercially Retail, Australia and New Zealand’s leading retail advertising monitoring company.
buyer parent: Aurora Capital Group
buyer: Market Track
Offered via a web-based software-as-a-service platform called FeatureVision, Market Track's solutions enable retailers and manufacturers of consumer goods to efficiently monitor and analyze causal data to maximize the value of their promotional campaigns. "
target: Commercially Retail
Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Commercially Retail provides facts and insights in relation to retailer driven advertising across both digital and print based mediums, via its software-as-a-service platform.
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closed 1/11/2013 via PE Hub

Avalara, purchased UPC Matrix Master™ from Tax Matrix

synopsis: Avalara, the market leading provider of sales tax and compliance automation services in the cloud, announced it has acquired UPC Matrix Master™, the world’s largest database of Universal Product Codes with specialized sales taxability data. UPC Matrix Master was formerly provided by Tax Matrix LLC.
buyer: Avalara (:$295.69)
Avalara's cloud solutions help thousands of customers stay focused on their core businesses by providing automated end to end compliance services including sales and use tax calculation, exemption certificate management, filing and remittance, and a broad array of related services. "
seller: Tax Matrix
Formerly provided by Tax Matrix LLC, Matrix Master is a patented, multi-state, product taxability database that maintains taxability information for more than 10 million products in thousands of tax jurisdictions across the U.S. The service is widely used by top storefront and ecommerce retailers.
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closed 8/10/2012 via PR Newswire

Aurora Capital Group, acquired Market Track

synopsis: Aurora Capital Group, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has acquired Market Track, LLC, the leading provider of promotional intelligence solutions in North America, from Monitor Clipper Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm.
buyer: Aurora Capital Group
Aurora Capital Group is a private equity firm that acquires and builds companies in partnership with operating management. The Firm currently manages approximately $2 billion in capital and is committed to investing in middle market companies with unique, defensible market positions. "
target parent: Monitor Venture Associates, LLC
target: Market Track
Offered via a web-based software-as-a-service platform called FeatureVision, Market Track's solutions enable retailers and manufacturers of consumer goods to efficiently monitor and analyze causal data to maximize the value of their promotional campaigns.
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announced 4/15/2009 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Solutions Corporation, will acquire Muze, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision Solutions Corporation, a digital entertainment technology leader and Muze, Inc., a leader in entertainment information products and discovery services, announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Muze, Inc.
buyer: Macrovision Solutions Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target parent: Enterprise Partners Venture Capital
target: Muze, Inc.
Muze has created the world's most comprehensive collection of electronic meta-data and related databases for music, books, videos and games, as well as customized e-commerce platforms for online and traditional retailers.
price ($mm)
$17
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closed 1/13/2009 via BNC Analysis

CDMS Limited, acquired Transactis Ltd.

synopsis: Transactional data supplier Transactis has been acquired by marketing services group CDMS. Primarily known as a print and mailing house, CDMS is a sister company to the UK's biggest home shopping group, Shop Direct.
buyer parent: Shop Direct Group
buyer: CDMS Limited
Primarily known as a print and mailing house, CDMS is a sister company to the UK's biggest home shopping group, Shop Direct. CDMS claims a turnover of over £70 million, handling 1.5% of all UK mail and 7% of B2C direct mail. "
target: Transactis Ltd.
Transactis Ltd. operates as a transactional data company which provides customer and prospect data solutions to organizations for acquiring, retaining, and managing their customers.
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closed 5/19/2005 via PR Newswire

Enterprise Partners, acquired Muze, Inc.

synopsis: Enterprise Partners Venture Capital announced the acquisition of privately-held Muze, Inc. Muze has created the world's most comprehensive collection of electronic meta-data and related databases for music, books, videos and games, as well as customized e-commerce platforms for online and traditional retailers.
buyer: Enterprise Partners
Enterprise Partners Venture Capital was founded in 1985 and is the largest venture firm headquartered in Southern California, with over $1.1 billion in capital under management. The firm is currently investing its sixth fund and focuses on wireless technologies, life sciences, software and services,"
target: Muze, Inc.
Muze has created the world's most comprehensive collection of electronic meta-data and related databases for music, books, videos and games, as well as customized e-commerce platforms for online and traditional retailers.
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closed 10/9/2019 via Company Press Release

Auto Trader Group plc, acquired KeeResources Ltd.

synopsis: Auto Trader Group plc, the UK’s largest automotive marketplace, announces the acquisition of KeeResources Limited.    Founded in 2000, KeeResources is a trusted provider of software solutions, data and services to the automotive industry, including a detailed vehicle taxonomy dataset for new and used cars.
buyer: Auto Trader Group plc (LSE:AUTO:$452.46)
Auto Trader Group plc is the UK and Ireland’s largest digital automotive marketplace. They specialise in new and second hand automotive sales, including cars sold by private sellers and trade dealers. They help vehicle retailers compete effectively on the marketplace in order to sell more vehicles. "
target: KeeResources Ltd.
KeeResources, established in 2000, is a trusted provider of software, vehicle data, and digital solutions to the automotive industry. Their data powers systems, websites and apps for many of the automotive industries biggest brands, including vehicle manufacturers, dealer groups and media owners.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$7
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closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Artory, acquired Auction Club

synopsis: Artory, the blockchain-backed digital art registry, has acquired Auction Club, a Luxembourg based- subscription-only database that hosts sales information from 4,000 international auction houses.
buyer: Artory
Founded in 2016, Artory has become the latest tech start-up darling of the art world amidst the recent cryptocurrency trading boom, promising the industry its first comprehensive standardized data collection solution. "
target: Auction Club
Auction Club is a leading platform for fine art auction information. Their historic auction results database includes over 6,300,000 records and is growing with over 300,000 items a month, dating back to the 1970s till today. They are based in Luxembourg.
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closed 3/15/2018 via PR Newswire

Gladson, acquired FSEnet+

synopsis: Gladson, a portfolio company of The Wicks Group, announced that it has acquired FSEnet+, a leading product data management and syndication provider. FSEnet+ addresses supply chain, eCommerce and regulatory needs through their global network and provide solutions and services that ensure perfect data in every system.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Gladson
Gladson's digital asset management and product information management solutions enable the most efficient and accurate transfer of information across the brand and retailer ecosystem on the market. Clients are able to increase sales with Gladson's detailed and verified product information. "
target: FSEnet+
FSEnet+ is a leading provider of product data management services and is certified as a GS1 GDSN data pool. FSEnet+ addresses supply chain, eCommerce and regulatory needs through their global network and provide solutions and services that ensure perfect data in every system.
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announced 7/27/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC, will acquire G2 Web Services, LLC.

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire G2 Web Services, an industry-leading provider of merchant risk intelligence solutions for acquirers, commercial banks, and other payment system providers. G2 Web Services will become part of Argus, a Verisk Analytics business.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC
Argus is a one-of-a-kind leading provider of information, scoring solutions, and advisory services to financial institutions across the globe. Their client base ranges from financial institutions and their regulators to various companies across the media industry and beyond. "
target: G2 Web Services, LLC.
G2 Web Services is a leading global provider of merchant risk management solutions, including due diligence, compliance and fraud protection.
price ($mm)
$112
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closed 12/28/2015 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Carproof

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has acquired CarProof Corporation, a Canada-based company that offers products and services in vehicle history, appraisal and valuation for the automotive. CarProof is the industry standard in Canada for providing automotive vehicle history reports.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: Carproof
CarProof is the industry standard in Canada for providing automotive vehicle history reports to dealers, auto auctions, original equipment manufacturers, lenders, insurers, governments, law enforcement agencies and consumers.
price ($mm)
$468
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closed 10/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

SGS International, acquired Multi-Ad Services Inc.

synopsis: Louisville-based SGS International LLC, a package-production and marketing-services firm, is acquiring Peoria, Ill.-based MultiAd Inc., which provides product packaging images and related data to the retail food industry.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: SGS International
SGS International, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a fully integrated marketing services company, with a strong backbone as a global leader in digital imaging and design-to-print graphic services. "
target: Multi-Ad Services Inc.
Multi-Ad Services, Inc. provides advertising and marketing solutions for manufacturers, retailers, and media professionals. Multi-Ad offers Kwikee, which provides manufacturer-approved grocery and CPG images, data and related content.
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closed 8/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Solera Holdings, Inc., acquired Autodata B.V.

synopsis: Solera Holdings, Inc. announced it has acquired Autodata B.V., a leading provider of vehicle valuation, inventory management and workflow software for automotive dealers and leasing companies in the Netherlands.
buyer: Solera Holdings, Inc. (SLH:$1,140.85)
Solera is a leading provider of risk and asset management software and services to the automotive and property marketplace, including the global P&C insurance industry. Solera is active in over 75 countries across six continents with companies including: Audatex, HPI, CarweB, Informex and many more."
target: Autodata B.V.
Autodata Netherlands has developed itself as the marketing and sales organization with car valuation and used car management as specializations. Thousands of customers use one or multiple products which can all be positioned in the flow from valuation to management and advertising of used cars
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