Like Opinion Research Corporation

closed 12/4/2006 via BusinessWire

infoUSA, Inc., acquired Opinion Research Corporation

synopsis: infoUSA the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases and sales leads, today announced that the company has completed its previously announced acquisition of Opinion Research Corporation. Opinion Research shareholders approved the sale of the Company at a special meeting held today.
buyer: infoUSA, Inc. (IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions. "
target: Opinion Research Corporation
Founded in 1938, Opinion Research Corporation provides commercial market research, health and demographic research for government agencies, information services and consulting.
price ($mm)
$134
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$194
EBITDA ($mm)
$14
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0.7x
EV / EBITDA
9.6x
closed 7/7/2011 via Company Press Release

Lake Capital, acquired ORC International

synopsis: Infogroup, the leading provider of targeted high-value sales and marketing data, market intelligence and innovative digital engagement solutions, announced that it has sold its global market research firm, ORC International, to Lake Capital Management, a Chicago-based private equity firm.
buyer: Lake Capital
Lake Capital is a private equity firm that focuses on investing selectively in a limited number of middle-market, service-based companies with the potential for growth. The company targets marketing services, Finance-related services, operational and infrastructure-related services and more. "
target parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
target: ORC International
ORC International is a global market research firm with offices across the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific region. ORC International offers the unique ability to integrate primary research, secondary research, competitive intelligence and expert insight to address its client's strategic issues.
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announced 6/20/2011 via PR Newswire

MSLGroup, will acquire Genedigi Group

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Genedigi Group, one of China's largest independent public relations and marketing communications agencies. Genedigi will be aligned with MSLGROUP, Publicis Groupe's flagship specialty communications, public relations and events network.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: MSLGroup
MSLGROUP is one of the world's top 5 PR and events networks. Its offices span 22 countries and cover virtually every discipline required for clients to engage creatively with their audiences. The group offers clients strategic advice, insight-guided thinking and big, compelling ideas. "
target: Genedigi Group
Founded in 1997, Genedigi Group employs 400 communications professionals across public relations, event marketing, digital marketing and an in-house market research center. Genedigi supports more than 50 clients across its offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
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announced 2/10/2011 via BusinessWire

Marketshare, will acquire MarketingNPV LLC

synopsis: MarketShare, the marketing analytics industry leader, has agreed to acquire MarketingNPV, one of the best-known providers of innovative measurement solutions and tools. The combined entity will offer an unprecedented end-to-end solution to marketers in all industries.
buyer parent: Harris Interactive
buyer: Marketshare
MarketShare is an analytics company that enables businesses to grow efficiently by uncovering which actions really drive results. MarketShare has a track record of ground-breaking innovations in data, modeling and software and has worked with more than half of the Fortune 100 companies. "
target: MarketingNPV LLC
MarketingNPV is a highly specialized advisory firm that links marketing expenditures to financial value creation, providing continuous improvement in the effective and efficient allocation of marketing resources.
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announced 8/10/2010 via PR Newswire

YouGov plc, will acquire Harrison Group LLC

synopsis: Harrison Group LLC, a leading marketing and strategic research consulting firm headquartered in Waterbury, CT, announced that it has agreed to be acquired by YouGov plc, a global market leader in survey and market research, political polling, panel management, research operations and business consulting.
buyer: YouGov plc (AIM:YOU:$147.66)
YouGov is an international, full-service research company primarily using online panels to provide quantitative and qualitative research across a range of industries, including consumer products, financial services, public sector, technology and telecom and media. "
target: Harrison Group LLC
Harrison Group is one of the country's leading marketing and strategic research consulting firms. Harrison Group specializes in concept testing, forecasting, segmentation, branding, business consulting and market modeling.
price ($mm)
$6.00
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
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1.3x
EV / EBITDA
14.3x
announced 12/15/2009 via Capital IQ

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

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

Allegiance, Inc., acquired Inquisite, Inc.

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

Greenfield Online, Inc. merged with Microsoft Corporation,

synopsis: Greenfield Online, Inc. announced that it entered into a merger agreement to be acquired by Microsoft Corporation, via a cash tender offer for $17.50 per share in a transaction valued at approximately $486 million.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$138,699.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: Greenfield Online, Inc.
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy; and helping companies better understand their customer.
price ($mm)[EV]
$461 [$396]
rev ($mm)
$138
EBITDA ($mm)
$26
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
16.0x
announced 8/28/2008 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd. announced that it will acquire NCI Mobility LLP of Chicago, IL. Both NCI and In-Touch provide mobile data capture and brand research programs to Fortune 5000 business-to-consumer companies in the United States.
buyer: In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd. (TSXV:INX:$13.75)
In-Touch provides integrated solutions for custom data capture and mobile marketing solutions for global enterprise customers. Our wide range of interactive data capture products includes the interactive marketing kiosk, mobile tablets and PDAs, web-based solution, and Interactive Voice Response. "
target: NCI Mobility LLP
NCI Mobility is the expert in event marketing technology. Our client-focused approach combines customized and branded consumer data capture and mobile marketing applications with interactive devices, such as touch-screen kiosks, ultra mobile PCs, and mobile phones.
price ($mm)
$0.08
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announced 1/9/2008 via Company Press Release

Yankelovich will be merged with Henley Centre HeadlightVision,

synopsis: Yankelovich Holdings, Inc. has signed a definitive merger agreement with WPP to merge with Henley Centre HeadlightVision, WPP's consumer trends and futures research and consultancy business and a unit of Kantar, WPP’s information, insight and consultancy division. The merger will become effective upon the satisfaction of certain conditions.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Henley Centre HeadlightVision
Henley Centre HeadlightVision is Europe’s leading consumer trends business. We provide intelligence, research and consultancy solutions to blue chip clients around the world. All of our work is informed by our proprietary global knowledge base of consumer trends and futures insights. "
target: Yankelovich
Yankelovich is a leading consumer market research and analytics company. The company has studied consumer attitudes, values and lifestyles for 50 years, creating cutting-edge expertise and the largest database of US consumer attitudes and trends.
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closed 8/3/2007 via BNC Analysis

IXI Corporation, acquired Cohorts

synopsis: IXI Corp. has acquired Cohorts, bringing together two of the leading customer-segmentation service providers.
buyer: IXI Corporation
For over 15 years, IXI has helped the nation's leading financial services and consumer marketing firms optimize marketing efforts, manage risk, identify growth markets, and enhance practice and performance management. "
target: Cohorts
Cohorts builds and provides customer marketing information networks for segmenting and targeting prospects based on wealth, income, spending capacity and share of wallet and help clients deliver the right product and message to the right customer.
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closed 4/10/2007 via BusinessWire

Lightspeed Research, acquired Foresight International, Inc.

synopsis: Lightspeed Research, an interactive data solutions provider to the marketing research industry based in Lake Zurich, Illinois. has completed the purchase of Foresight International, Inc., a global provider of innovative employee satisfaction solutions.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Lightspeed Research
Lightspeed Research, WPP Company, provides rapid, reliable market research solutions through global online panels. Through its network of proprietary panels and accredited panel partners, Lightspeed Research provides access to household members across 34 countries around the world. "
target: Foresight International, Inc.
Foresight International is a leader in the survey research and survey software industry. Foresight enjoys a worldwide reputation for quality, innovation, customer-focused professional service and leading-edge online software offerings at competitive price levels.
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closed 5/9/2007 via BusinessWire

WNS Global Services, acquired Marketics Technologies

synopsis: WNS (Holdings) Limited, a leading provider of offshore business process outsourcing services, announced that it closed its acquisition of Marketics Technologies (India) Private Limited, a privately-owned leader in offshore analytics services on May 9, 2007.
buyer: WNS Global Services (WNS:$585.82)
WNS is a leading provider of offshore business process outsourcing, or BPO, services. We provide comprehensive data, voice and analytical services that are underpinned by our expertise in our target industry sectors. "
target: Marketics Technologies
Marketics Technologies, a leader in marketing analytics, provides revenue-enhancing solutions that increase marketing effectiveness and return on marketing investment for the world's leading marketers. Analytics solutions cover the entire marketing continuum.
price ($mm)
$30
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closed 5/9/2007 via BusinessWire

WNS Global Services, acquired Marketics Technologies

synopsis: WNS (Holdings) Limited, a leading provider of offshore business process outsourcing services, announced that it closed its acquisition of Marketics Technologies (India) Private Limited, a privately-owned leader in offshore analytics services on May 9, 2007.
buyer: WNS Global Services (WNS:$585.82)
WNS is a leading provider of offshore business process outsourcing, or BPO, services. We provide comprehensive data, voice and analytical services that are underpinned by our expertise in our target industry sectors. "
target: Marketics Technologies
Marketics Technologies, a leader in marketing analytics, provides revenue-enhancing solutions that increase marketing effectiveness and return on marketing investment for the world's leading marketers. Analytics solutions cover the entire marketing continuum.
price ($mm)
$30
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closed 12/22/2006 via

MarketingExperiments.com, acquired MarketingSherpa, Inc.

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

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

synopsis: Austin Ventures ("AV") today announced the acquisitions of Perseus Development Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise feedback management (EFM) solutions, and WebSurveyor, a leading provider of online survey tools for business professionals.
buyer: Austin Ventures, L.P.
Austin Ventures has worked with talented entrepreneurs to build valuable companies for nearly twenty-five years. With $3.9 billion under management, AV is the most active venture capital and growth equity firm in Texas and one of the most established in the nation. "
target: Perseus Development Corporation
Perseus is leading the transition from web survey software to Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM) solutions that help organizations better understand their world.
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closed 5/23/2006 via Company Press Release

A Consortium of 6 buyers acquired VNU nv

synopsis: Valcon, the consortium of private equity firms that for months has been trying to buy Anglo-Dutch media giant VNU for $9.7 billion, last weekend declared victory. The consortium said shareholders representing nearly 79% of VNU’s stock have tendered their stake.
buyer: AlpInvest Partners N.V.
buyer: Thomas H. Lee Co.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$1,913.85)
buyer: The Carlyle Group (CG:$1,544.30)
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$4,733.31)
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is an investment firm that makes a wide variety of private equity investments on behalf of itself and its investors. KKR has completed more than 100 transactions involving over $100 billion of total financing. KKR has offices in New York, Menlo Park and London. "
target: VNU nv (NLSN:$6,465.00)
The Nielsen Company is world’s leading provider of marketing information, audience measurement, and business media products and services. Nielsen provides clients with the most complete view of their consumers and their markets.
price ($mm)
$11,594
rev ($mm)
$4,479
EBITDA ($mm)
$835
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
13.9x
closed 11/23/2005 via BusinessWire

SRA Research, Inc., acquired On The Mark Research

synopsis: Barbara L. Allan, founder and CEO of SRA Research, Inc., today announced that the company has acquired On The Mark Research, which is based in Stuart, FL. Mark Sandler, President of On The Mark, has been named Vice President of Client Services for the combined company.
buyer: SRA Research, Inc.
SRA Research Group is a full-service market research firm representing clients in a wide variety of industries in North America, the Caribbean, and Latin America. "
target: On The Mark Research
OTM Research is more than just a marketing research company. We are your marketing partner, working with you every step of the way. It is our mission to provide our clients not only with the results of the research, but with an actionable marketing plan to help them succeed. We help our clients:
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closed 4/7/2005 via PR Newswire

Greenfield Online, Inc., acquired Ciao AG

synopsis: Greenfield Online, Inc, a leading provider of Internet survey solutions to marketing research and consulting companies, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Munich-based Ciao AG for aggregate consideration valued at approximately $154 million USD.
buyer: Greenfield Online, Inc. (SRVY:$0.00)
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy; and helping companies better understand their customer."
target: Ciao AG
Ciao GmbH is a global digital media and market research services company. The company's properties and services for consumers and businesses reside in two main areas: Comparison Shopping and Internet Survey Solutions
price ($mm)
$153
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
6.2x
EV / EBITDA
15.4x
closed 3/15/2005 via PR Newswire

Phoenix Marketing International, acquired Cultural Access Group

synopsis: Allen DeCotiis, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix Marketing International announced today the acquisition of Cultural Access Group, a preeminent market research firm possessing unmatched ethnic and cultural expertise about the new mainstream markets and the new American consumer.
buyer: Phoenix Marketing International
Phoenix Marketing International offers advanced advertising and brand measurement along with direct marketing expertise. Phoenix combines primary and syndicated marketing research expertise with database analytics and modeling proficiency. "
target: Cultural Access Group
It is the vision of Cultural Access Group that America’s increasingly diverse population necessitates responsive changes in the marketing practices of U.S. corporations. Demographic changes over the last 40 years have profoundly altered the ethnic and cultural complexion of the United States and co
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announced 7/30/2014 via Company Press Release

ORC International, will acquire The Engine Group Limited

synopsis: Engine Group announced its proposed acquisition by ORC International, a portfolio company of a new strategic investment partner, Lake Capital. The Engine Group Limited operates as an integrated marketing communications agency. It provides advertising and branding services to companies in the United Kingdom.
buyer parent: Lake Capital
buyer: ORC International
ORC International is a leading global market research firm uniquely able to integrate their people, methods, technology and insights to address their clients' strategic issues, challenges and opportunities. "
target: The Engine Group Limited
The Engine Group Limited operates as an integrated marketing communications agency. It provides advertising and branding services to companies in the United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
$169
rev ($mm)
$166
EBITDA ($mm)
$22
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
7.8x
closed 1/8/2013 via PR Newswire

ORC International, acquired Marketing Research Services, Inc.

synopsis: Global market research firm, ORC International announced that it has acquired Marketing Research Services Inc. (MRSI), a privately-held Cincinnati-based research firm specializing in consumer research. MRSI brings an impressive roster of Fortune 500 clients to ORC International's portfolio of blue chip clients.
buyer parent: Lake Capital
buyer: ORC International
ORC International is a leading global market research firm uniquely able to integrate our people, methods, technology and insights to address our clients' strategic issues, challenges and opportunities. "
target parent: The MVL Group
target: Marketing Research Services, Inc.
Marketing Research Services, Inc. operates as a marketing research company that provides marketing research solutions for companies in North America. It offers various research services, such as consumer and product development research; online concept screening, testing, and marketing research.
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closed 7/7/2011 via Company Press Release

Lake Capital, acquired ORC International

synopsis: Infogroup, the leading provider of targeted high-value sales and marketing data, market intelligence and innovative digital engagement solutions, announced that it has sold its global market research firm, ORC International, to Lake Capital Management, a Chicago-based private equity firm.
buyer: Lake Capital
Lake Capital is a private equity firm that focuses on investing selectively in a limited number of middle-market, service-based companies with the potential for growth. The company targets marketing services, Finance-related services, operational and infrastructure-related services and more. "
target parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
target: ORC International
ORC International is a global market research firm with offices across the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific region. ORC International offers the unique ability to integrate primary research, secondary research, competitive intelligence and expert insight to address its client's strategic issues.
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closed 10/18/2007 via BusinessWire

Opinion Research Corporation, acquired Northwest Research Group

synopsis: Opinion Research™, an infoUSA® Company announced the acquisition of Northwest Research Group (a full-service, custom market research and consulting firm). The firm is nationally recognized for its expertise in market research design, analytical proficiency, and its ability to translate research findings into actionable business decisions.
buyer parent: infoUSA, Inc.
buyer: Opinion Research Corporation
Founded in 1938, Opinion Research Corporation provides commercial market research, health and demographic research for government agencies, information services and consulting. "
target: Northwest Research Group
Northwest Research Group, Inc. is a full service national, marketing research and consulting firm with complete, on-premise capabilities to manage every aspect of a marketing research project - from research and questionnaire design through analysis, reporting, and strategic consulting.
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closed 7/5/2007 via BusinessWire

Opinion Research Corporation, acquired NWC Research

synopsis: Opinion Research, an infoUSA® Company announced the acquisition of NWC Research, an Asia Pacific research company based in Australia, with offices in Singapore and Malaysia. NWC Research will join Opinion Research’s market research group, expanding the company’s research presence in the Asia Pacific market.
buyer parent: infoUSA, Inc.
buyer: Opinion Research Corporation
Founded in 1938, Opinion Research Corporation provides commercial market research, health and demographic research for government agencies, information services and consulting. "
target: NWC Research
NWC Research contains some of the most experienced and innovative market research practitioners in Australia. All our senior management team have over 10 years experience in the market research industry and many have worked in both Australia and overseas, in particular Asia, Europe and the UK.
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closed 12/4/2006 via BusinessWire

infoUSA, Inc., acquired Opinion Research Corporation

synopsis: infoUSA the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases and sales leads, today announced that the company has completed its previously announced acquisition of Opinion Research Corporation. Opinion Research shareholders approved the sale of the Company at a special meeting held today.
buyer: infoUSA, Inc. (IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions. "
target: Opinion Research Corporation
Founded in 1938, Opinion Research Corporation provides commercial market research, health and demographic research for government agencies, information services and consulting.
price ($mm)
$134
rev ($mm)
$194
EBITDA ($mm)
$14
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
9.6x
closed 11/5/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Infogroup, acquired Specialized Fundraising Services, Inc.

synopsis: Infogroup, the leading provider of innovative business data and marketing solutions, announced the acquisition of Specialized Fundraising Services, Inc. Specialized Fundraising Services provides highly personalized "boutique" style direct marketing services to the nonprofit marketplace.
buyer parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
buyer: Infogroup (IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup's Nonprofit Division helps organizations increase donor acquisition and retention through full service integrated marketing solutions including online donor programs, merge optimization, list brokerage and management, advanced analytics and list fulfillment. "
target: Specialized Fundraising Services, Inc.
Founded in 2005, Specialized Fundraising Services provides highly personalized "boutique" style direct marketing services to the nonprofit marketplace. It is based out of Spartanburg, South Carolina.
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closed 10/2/2012 via BusinessWire

Cannondale Investments, acquired OneSource, Inc.

synopsis: GTCR, a leading private equity firm, announced it has acquired OneSource Information Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Infogroup, Inc. This acquisition will be completed through GTCR’s previously established partnership with Cannondale Investments and Joseph Ripp. OneSource provides online business information and sales intelligence solutions.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cannondale Investments
Cannondale Investments is a platform company focused on acquiring data-enabled information services firms that deliver timely and actionable data to their clients. The company was formed through a partnership with GTCR Golder Rauner, LLC, a private equity firm. "
target parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
target: OneSource, Inc.
OneSource provides online business information and sales intelligence solutions. The company has two core products which are Business Browser and iSell. On top of its core information solutions, it provides application integration, data analysis, and research and business consulting services.
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closed 3/2/2012 via BusinessWire

Infogroup, acquired GoTime, Inc.

synopsis: Infogroup, the leading provider of high-value data and multichannel marketing solutions, announced the acquisition of Seattle based GoTime, Inc., a data management platform company specializing in high value data acquisition and delivery.
buyer parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
buyer: Infogroup (IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup helps companies increase sales and customer loyalty through its high value data, market intelligence and innovative digital solutions. It uncovers and unlocks revenue growth by enabling its clients to connect and engage with their most valuable audiences millions of times each day. "
target: GoTime, Inc.
GoTime, Inc. is a Seattle-based data management platform company specializing in high value data acquisition and delivery founded with the mission of helping people make real world decisions on where to go in their city.
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closed 7/7/2011 via Company Press Release

Lake Capital, acquired ORC International

synopsis: Infogroup, the leading provider of targeted high-value sales and marketing data, market intelligence and innovative digital engagement solutions, announced that it has sold its global market research firm, ORC International, to Lake Capital Management, a Chicago-based private equity firm.
buyer: Lake Capital
Lake Capital is a private equity firm that focuses on investing selectively in a limited number of middle-market, service-based companies with the potential for growth. The company targets marketing services, Finance-related services, operational and infrastructure-related services and more. "
target parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
target: ORC International
ORC International is a global market research firm with offices across the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific region. ORC International offers the unique ability to integrate primary research, secondary research, competitive intelligence and expert insight to address its client's strategic issues.
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closed 7/1/2010 via BusinessWire

CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC, acquired Infogroup

synopsis: Infogroup, the leading provider of data-driven and interactive resources for targeted sales, marketing and research solutions, has closed on its acquisition by affiliates of CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC and announced its new executive leadership team and Board of Directors.
buyer: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC, is a leading global private equity firm specializing in buyouts and growth equity investments in companies ranging from $500 million to more than $3 billion in size. "
target: Infogroup (IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions.
price ($mm)[EV]
$463 [$637]
rev ($mm)
$500
EBITDA ($mm)
$85
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1.3x
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7.5x
closed 4/1/2009 via BusinessWire

ICF International, acquired Macro International, Inc.

synopsis: ICF International announced it has closed on the acquisition of Macro International Inc. (Macro), an advisory, implementation, and evaluation services firm providing research-based solutions to U.S. federal government agencies in health and other areas. The purchase price was approximately $155 million.
buyer: ICF International (ICFI:$1,459.80)
ICF International partners with government and commercial clients to deliver consulting services and technology solutions in the energy, climate change, environment, transportation, social programs, health, defense, and emergency management markets. "
target parent: InfoGroup, Inc.
target: Macro International, Inc.
Macro International provides research and evaluation, management consulting, marketing communications, and information services to key agencies of the federal government, including the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Departments of State, Education, and Veterans Affairs.
price ($mm)[EV]
$158 [$214]
rev ($mm)
$150
EBITDA ($mm)
$18
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
12.0x
announced 1/23/2008 via BusinessWire

infoUSA, Inc., will acquire Direct Media

synopsis: infoUSA the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases, sales leads, direct marketing, and email marketing, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Direct Media, Inc. Based in Greenwich, Connecticut, Direct Media is one of the premium blue chip brands in the direct marketing industry.
buyer: infoUSA, Inc. (IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions. "
target: Direct Media
Direct Media is a leading, diversified direct marketing services company. We provide the appropriate media mix to support all of the direct marketing needs of our clients. These services include list, insert and email brokerage, and management, Internet-based lead generation and marketing research.
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$17
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closed 10/18/2007 via BusinessWire

Opinion Research Corporation, acquired Northwest Research Group

synopsis: Opinion Research™, an infoUSA® Company announced the acquisition of Northwest Research Group (a full-service, custom market research and consulting firm). The firm is nationally recognized for its expertise in market research design, analytical proficiency, and its ability to translate research findings into actionable business decisions.
buyer parent: infoUSA, Inc.
buyer: Opinion Research Corporation
Founded in 1938, Opinion Research Corporation provides commercial market research, health and demographic research for government agencies, information services and consulting. "
target: Northwest Research Group
Northwest Research Group, Inc. is a full service national, marketing research and consulting firm with complete, on-premise capabilities to manage every aspect of a marketing research project - from research and questionnaire design through analysis, reporting, and strategic consulting.
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closed 7/5/2007 via BusinessWire

Opinion Research Corporation, acquired NWC Research

synopsis: Opinion Research, an infoUSA® Company announced the acquisition of NWC Research, an Asia Pacific research company based in Australia, with offices in Singapore and Malaysia. NWC Research will join Opinion Research’s market research group, expanding the company’s research presence in the Asia Pacific market.
buyer parent: infoUSA, Inc.
buyer: Opinion Research Corporation
Founded in 1938, Opinion Research Corporation provides commercial market research, health and demographic research for government agencies, information services and consulting. "
target: NWC Research
NWC Research contains some of the most experienced and innovative market research practitioners in Australia. All our senior management team have over 10 years experience in the market research industry and many have worked in both Australia and overseas, in particular Asia, Europe and the UK.
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closed 8/20/2007 via BusinessWire

Guideline, Inc. merged with infoUSA, Inc.,

synopsis: infoUSA the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases and sales leads announced the successful conclusion of its cash tender offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock and Series A preferred stock of Guideline, Inc., a New York corporation.
buyer: infoUSA, Inc. (IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions. "
target: Guideline, Inc.
Guideline, Inc. is the nation's only single-source provider of customized business research and analysis. Through its end-to-end continuum of On-Demand Business Research, Custom Market Research, Strategic Intelligence, and Product Development Intelligence.
price ($mm)[EV]
$29 [$31]
rev ($mm)
$48
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
14.9x
closed 11/10/2006 via BusinessWire

infoUSA, Inc., acquired Rubin Response Services Inc

synopsis: infoUSA, the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases has acquired Rubin Response Services, Inc. of Schaumburg, Illinois. The company plans to integrate Rubin Response’s operations with those of its existing list management, list brokerage subsidiary, Walter Karl.
buyer: infoUSA, Inc. (IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions. "
target: Rubin Response Services Inc
The two divisions of Rubin Response - list brokerage and list management -deliver complete mailing list solutions for the entire direct marketing community.
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closed 11/1/2006 via BusinessWire

infoUSA, Inc., acquired Digital Connexxions Corp.

synopsis: infoUSA, the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases, sales leads, direct marketing, and email marketing, has completed the acquisition of Digital Connexxions, an e-mail marketing company. infoUSA plans to integrate Digital Connexxion’s operations with those of its existing e-mail subsidiary, Yesmail.
buyer: infoUSA, Inc. (IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions. "
target: Digital Connexxions Corp.
Digital Connexxions is a leading provider of specialized online marketing solutions that provide publishers and direct marketers the ability to manage their subscribers, enhance subscriber data management, and deliver intelligent communications.
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closed 12/4/2006 via BusinessWire

infoUSA, Inc., acquired Opinion Research Corporation

synopsis: infoUSA the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases and sales leads, today announced that the company has completed its previously announced acquisition of Opinion Research Corporation. Opinion Research shareholders approved the sale of the Company at a special meeting held today.
buyer: infoUSA, Inc. (IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions. "
target: Opinion Research Corporation
Founded in 1938, Opinion Research Corporation provides commercial market research, health and demographic research for government agencies, information services and consulting.
price ($mm)
$134
rev ($mm)
$194
EBITDA ($mm)
$14
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
9.6x
closed 6/2/2006 via BusinessWire

infoUSA, Inc., acquired Mokrynskidirect

synopsis: infoUSA, the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases and sales leads, announced that the company has completed its acquisition of Mokrynskidirect, a leading list manager and list broker.
buyer: infoUSA, Inc. (IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions. "
target: Mokrynskidirect
Mokrynskidirect is a full service marketing company. We specialize in customer acquisition and retention strategies and we integrate our client’s marketing efforts across ALL sales channels.
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closed 11/4/2005 via

infoUSA, Inc., acquired Millard Group

synopsis: infoUSA, the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases and sales leads, today announced the acquisition of Millard Group of Petersborough, New Hampshire. Founded in 1977, Millard is a premiere brand in the list brokerage and management business with a blue chip client base.
buyer: infoUSA, Inc. (IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions. "
target: Millard Group
Millard Group manages a full spectrum of domestic and international mailing lists, databases, e-mail and telemarketing files, providing comprehensive list management services for catalog, publishing, continuity, and fundraising clients.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/4/2005 via PR Newswire

FIND/SVP, Incorporated, acquired Atlantic Research & Consulting, Inc.

synopsis: FIND/SVP, Inc., a leading provider of business advisory, research and consulting services, announced today the closing of two previously announced acquisitions. Atlantic Research & Consulting, Inc., a rapidly growing quantitative and qualitative custom market research firm, and Signia Partners, Inc.
buyer parent: infoUSA, Inc.
buyer: FIND/SVP, Incorporated
Guideline, Inc. is the nation's only single-source provider of customized business research and analysis. Through its end-to-end continuum of On-Demand Business Research, Custom Market Research, Strategic Intelligence, and Product Development Intelligence. "
target: Atlantic Research & Consulting, Inc.
Atlantic Research and Consulting works with clients on matters related to strategic marketing, planning and problem solving. Advice and consultation on these types of issues is always research- based.
price ($mm)
$7.80
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/4/2005 via PR Newswire

FIND/SVP, Incorporated, acquired Signia Partners, Inc.

synopsis: FIND/SVP, Inc., a leading provider of business advisory, research and consulting services, announced today the closing of two previously announced acquisitions. Atlantic Research & Consulting, Inc. and Signia Partners, Inc., a leading provider of in-depth business research and fact-based decision support.
buyer parent: infoUSA, Inc.
buyer: FIND/SVP, Incorporated
Guideline, Inc. is the nation's only single-source provider of customized business research and analysis. Through its end-to-end continuum of On-Demand Business Research, Custom Market Research, Strategic Intelligence, and Product Development Intelligence. "
target: Signia Partners, Inc.
Signia Partners has a strong track record of success delivering high-value strategic and tactical consulting services. And, we target our services toward results-oriented clients with specific goals in view – we’re not interested in conducting research for its own sake.
price ($mm)
$7.80
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/31/2005 via BusinessWire

InfoUSA, acquired @Once

synopsis: infoUSA, the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases, sales leads and business credit reports, today announced that it has acquired @Once. @Once is a retention based email technology company headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
buyer: InfoUSA (IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions. "
target: @Once
@Once is an e-mail marketing solutions provider. Using a consultative approach, @Once has the experience and capabilities to build and implement eMessaging campaigns that directly support client objectives, whether they be revenue generation, brand awareness or community building.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/13/2004 via PR Newswire

Digital Connexxions Corp., acquired iPromotions Inc.

synopsis: Digital Connexxions Corp. (www.dconx.com), a provider of email and data services for publishers, list managers and direct marketers today announced that it has acquired the assets of iPromotions Inc. (www.iPromotions.com), a provider of online advertising and data acquisition products.
buyer parent: infoUSA, Inc.
buyer: Digital Connexxions Corp.
Digital Connexxions is a leading provider of specialized online marketing solutions that provide publishers and direct marketers the ability to manage their subscribers, enhance subscriber data management, and deliver intelligent communications. "
target: iPromotions Inc.
iPromotions has established itself as a leading provider of online sweepstakes services and ad optimization software. Combining data acquisition campaigns with advertising management software, iPromotions has helped clients save 20-30% building opt-in marketing databases. With a focus on Travel and
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closed 9/16/2002 via

synopsis: infoUSA, (Nasdaq:IUSA) the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer database and sales and marketing solutions, today announced the acquisition of City Publishing Company of Independence, Kansas
buyer: infoUSA, Inc. (IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions. "
target:
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announced 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mountaingate Capital, will acquire MeritDirect

synopsis: Mountaingate Capital, a private equity firm based in Denver, is to acquire MeritDirect, the leading provider of global multi-channel solutions, offering integrated marketing through a wide array of products and services.
buyer: Mountaingate Capital
Mountaingate Capital is a private equity firm based in Denver that specializes in building and empowering companies with strong growth potential and engaged leadership teams. "
target: MeritDirect
MeritDirect is the leading provider of global multi-channel solutions, offering integrated marketing through a wide array of products and services. Multi-channel marketers achieve and maximize superior return through MeritDirect’s Customer Acquisition and Retention, Data and Media Services and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Deloitte Digital, acquired Web Decisions, Inc

synopsis: Deloitte Digital, a global, full-service creative digital consultancy, announced that it has acquired Web Decisions, an omni-channel data management and marketing services company. Web Decisions enables clients to execute strategic marketing message delivery via direct mail, email, SMS and social media.
buyer parent: Deloitte LLP
buyer: Deloitte Digital
Deloitte Digital is a global, full-service creative digital consultancy that combines serious creative chops with trusted business sense. With their unique blend of strategy, creative, and technology, they build beautiful digital experiences for the world’s leading brands. "
target: Web Decisions, Inc
Web Decisions provides industry leading big data solutions that deliver campaign execution and actionable business intelligence to positively impact their clients’ business. They provide database driven marketing solutions, enabling customer insights to power marketing communications.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/7/2015 via BusinessWire

H.I.G. Capital, acquired Intelius, Inc.

synopsis: H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm with more than $18 billion of equity capital, announced that an affiliate has completed the acquisition of Intelius. Intelius is a leading provider of on-demand information about individuals and predictive analytics that can help identify connections to other people, places and things.
buyer: H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with more than $18 billion of equity capital under management. H.I.G. specializes in providing both debt and equity capital to small and mid-sized companies. "
target: Intelius, Inc.
Intelius is an information commerce company founded in 2003 that has become a leader in online people data, delivering comprehensive information about individuals, their histories and their connections to others.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/6/2012 via PR Newswire

AccuData Integrated Marketing, will acquire DaVinci Marketing Technologies

synopsis: DaVinci Marketing Technologies, a direct marketing technology service provider, signed an acquisition agreement with Compact Information Systems. DaVinci will become part of the AccuData Integrated Marketing operating division, a wholly owned subsidiary of Compact.
buyer parent: Compact Information Systems
buyer: AccuData Integrated Marketing
A leader in database marketing services, AccuData Integrated Marketing uses a full range of data resources, powerful marketing analytics and database technology to accurately target qualified buyers and increase ROI. "
target: DaVinci Marketing Technologies
DaVinci Marketing Technologies is at the forefront of the Email Service Provider industry. The DaVinci platform supports email template creation, provides a template library, facilitates campaign deployment, and offers real-time campaign response tracking and reporting.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 3/6/2012 via Market Wire

Redi-Data, Inc., acquired KM Lists, Inc.

synopsis: Redi-Data, a provider of healthcare professional, consumer and business data and email lists, announced the acquisition of KM Lists, a full-service list provider. Its products and industry experience across all data verticals will augment Redi-Data's already robust offerings, furthering the company's position as an industry leader.
buyer: Redi-Data, Inc.
Redi-Data, Inc. provides healthcare professional, consumer and business data, mail and email lists. The company offers a diverse selection of information and data points including demographic, geographic, financial and lifestyle. "
target: KM Lists, Inc.
KM Lists, Inc. offers access to the market's most comprehensive business mailing lists, consumer marketing lists and direct marketing lists including emails, phone and fax numbers available at extremely competitive pricing.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 7/1/2010 via PR Newswire

Epsilon Data Management, Inc., purchased Direct Marketing Services from Equifax, Inc.

synopsis: Equifax Inc. announced it has completed the previously announced sale of assets of its Direct Marketing Services division to Alliance Data Systems for gross proceeds of $117 million, subject to certain adjustments.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems Corporation
buyer: Epsilon Data Management, Inc.
Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, managing over 105 million consumer relationships for some of North America's most recognizable companies. "
seller: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX:$3,415.20)
Equifax is a global leader in information technology that enables and secures global commerce with consumers and businesses. The company is one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data.
price ($mm)
$117
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/10/2010 via PR Newswire

Salesforce.com, Inc., acquired Jigsaw Data Corporation

synopsis: Salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing company, announced it has completed its acquisition of Jigsaw, the privately held leader in crowd-sourced data services based in San Mateo, Calif. In acquiring Jigsaw, salesforce.com makes its strategic entry into the $3 billion cloud-based, business contact data services market.
buyer: Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM:$17,098.00)
Salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing company. Based on salesforce.com's real-time, multitenant architecture, the company's platform and CRM applications have revolutionized the way companies collaborate and communicate with their customers. "
target: Jigsaw Data Corporation
Jigsaw is the world's largest database of up-to-date, downloadable, and complete contact and company information. Every Jigsaw business contact is complete with a phone number (over 70% of which are direct dial), position, company, mailing address, and business email address.
price ($mm)
$149
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2010 via BusinessWire

CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC, acquired Infogroup

synopsis: Infogroup, the leading provider of data-driven and interactive resources for targeted sales, marketing and research solutions, has closed on its acquisition by affiliates of CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC and announced its new executive leadership team and Board of Directors.
buyer: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC, is a leading global private equity firm specializing in buyouts and growth equity investments in companies ranging from $500 million to more than $3 billion in size. "
target: Infogroup (IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions.
price ($mm)[EV]
$463 [$637]
rev ($mm)
$500
EBITDA ($mm)
$85
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
7.5x
closed 12/31/2009 via Capital IQ

Bisnode AB, acquired Teleadress Information AB

synopsis: Bisnode has acquired Swedish TA Teleadress Information AB from Schibsted Tillväxtmedier AB. With the acquisition Bisnode strengthens its position as a supplier of high quality consumer information while at the same time gaining clear cost synergies.
buyer: Bisnode AB
Bisnode is one of Europe’s leading providers of digital business information, including credit reports, company and consumer information, direct marketing tools and market information for the general business-to-business market. "
target parent: Schibsted ASA
target: Teleadress Information AB
Teleadress as a leading position on the Swedish market for direct marketing information. Teleadress has information about 5.6 million people in 3.6 million households as well as information about close to 1 million companies in Sweden.
price ($mm)
$8.38*
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/27/2009 via BusinessWire

Lorton Data, Inc, acquired Aldata

synopsis: Lorton Data, a leader in data quality and management services, announced that it has acquired Aldata, a direct marketing information and list acquisition company. Aldata specializes in all aspects of database and list services including access to over 65,000 lists in over 220 consumer and business classifications.
buyer: Lorton Data, Inc
Lorton Data offers data management services and products that increase the effectiveness and reduce the cost of direct marketing, fund raising, and customer communication. "
target: Aldata
Aldata, known as the "marketing-to-names" company, is a list provider, processor and profiling company, that has served the direct marketing industry for over 20 years.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/31/2008 via BusinessWire

MelissaData, acquired M1 Data & Analytics

synopsis: Melissa Data, a developer of high-performance contact data verification and mail management solutions, announced the acquisition of M1 Data & Analytics from Metro One Telecommunications, Inc. M1 is a marketing list wholesaler and data services provider.
buyer: MelissaData
Melissa Data provides data quality solutions with emphasis on address and phone verification, postal encoding, and data enhancements. The company is a leading provider of easy-to-use and cost-effective solutions for achieving the highest level of data quality for lifetime value. "
target parent: Metro One Telecommunications, Inc.
target: M1 Data & Analytics
M1 Data & Analytics is a marketing list wholesaler and data services provider that offers new ways to purchase, update and analyze consumer and business information with one of the premier telco databases in the country.
price ($mm)
$0.20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/1/2007 via

Epsilon Data Management, Inc., acquired Abacus

synopsis: Alliance Data Systems Corporation a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, announced that its Epsilon unit has agreed to acquire Abacus, a division of DoubleClick Inc.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems Corporation
buyer: Epsilon Data Management, Inc.
Epsilon is a leading provider of multi-channel marketing services, technologies and database solutions. Through its combination of client-centric marketing solutions, Epsilon helps leading companies understand, measure, manage and optimize their customer relationships. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: Abacus
Abacus is the leading provider of cooperative data, data management and analytical services for direct marketing. Abacus provides the insight and capabilities that enable marketers to create, build and maintain profitable relationships with their customers, regardless of channel.
price ($mm)
$435
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/31/2006 via

Epsilon Data Management, Inc., acquired CPC Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, announced that its Epsilon unit has agreed to acquire CPC Associates, Inc., a premier provider of data products used to increase effectiveness of direct-response marketing programs for a variety of business sectors.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems Corporation
buyer: Epsilon Data Management, Inc.
Epsilon is a leading provider of multi-channel marketing services, technologies and database solutions. Through its combination of client-centric marketing solutions, Epsilon helps leading companies understand, measure, manage and optimize their customer relationships. "
target parent: Kinderhook Industries
target: CPC Associates, Inc.
CPC Associates, Inc. is a data company servicing the direct mail industry as a mailing list compiler, mailing list broker and mailing list manager. The Company is an industry leader and original compiler of new mover data.
price ($mm)
$70
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/2/2006 via BusinessWire

TransUnion LLC, acquired QSent

synopsis: TransUnion has completed the previously announced acquisition of Beaverton, Oregon-based Qsent, a leading provider of contact and identity management services, which support customer acquisition and retention, collections and recovery and identity resolution applications. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: TransUnion LLC (TRU:$2,399.10)
TransUnion is a global leader in credit and information management. The company creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. For businesses TransUnion delivers comprehensive data and advanced analytics. "
target: QSent
Qsent Contact Accuracy Services provide definitive contact information for enterprise-business applications where precision and timeliness are of high strategic value. Qsent is a leading authority in the use of the telephone as an authenticating source for identity.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/31/2006 via BusinessWire

Harte-Hanks, Inc, acquired Global Address

synopsis: Harte-Hanks, Inc., a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company, announced that it has acquired Global Address, a United Kingdom-based company that provides global postal address data quality software and services incorporating standards for more than 230 nations and territories worldwide.
buyer: Harte-Hanks, Inc (NYSE:HHS:$394.15)
Harte-Hanks is a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company that provides marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to local, regional, national and international consumer and business-to-business marketers. "
target: Global Address
Global Address data quality specialists help global corporate clients manage their international data. Global Address software captures and cleanses name and address data for 230+ countries and territories and can append enhancements such as international geo-positioning and time-zone data.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/14/2006 via PR Newswire

Sun New Media Inc, will acquire Credit Network 114, Ltd.

synopsis: Sun New Media Inc. announced that it has agreed to purchase Credit Network 114, Ltd. from Sun Media Investment Holdings. The acquisition will deliver to SNMD the largest business credit database in China, with information on over 17 million member companies representing 93 industries in 31 provinces, cities and autonomous regions in China.
buyer: Sun New Media Inc
Sun New Media Inc (SNMI) is one of China's first integrated, interactive marketing companies. SNMI plans to create a core group of businesses that includes advanced interactive content development and distribution units, sales and marketing services, and channel management software solutions. "
target: Credit Network 114, Ltd.
CN Database lists enterprise name, contact person, address, post code, zip code, telephone, annual production output, employee headcount, and many other criteria.
price ($mm)
$2.50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

TargetEveryOne, will acquire Bizwell Sweden AB

synopsis: TargetEveryone has entered into an agreement to acquire all shares in Bizwell Sweden AB. BizWell Sweden AB delivers business data to companies, authorities and organizations in Sweden and internationally. BizWell has access to business data in over 100 countries.
buyer: TargetEveryOne
TargetEveryone is a global SaaS Martech company. TargetEveryone enables their clients to streamline their 1-1 digital marketing, content and experiences. Their solution makes marketeers able to easily target exactly the customers they want, and communicate with them in the channels they prefer. "
target: Bizwell Sweden AB
BizWell Sweden AB delivers business data to companies, authorities and organizations in Sweden and internationally. BizWell has access to business data in over 100 countries, including over 112 million business phone numbers, 350 million business contacts, 53 million email addresses.
price ($mm)
$0.52
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/21/2016 via Company Press Release

KünzlerBachmann Directmarketing AG, will acquire Schober Information Group (Schweiz) AG

synopsis: KünzlerBachmann Directmarketing AG, headquartered in St. Gallen, announced they will acquire Schober Information Group (Schweiz) AG, headquartered in Bachenbülach. Schober Information Group (Schweiz) is one of the leading dialog marketing service providers in Switzerland, maintaining the most comprehensive database of postal and email addresses.
buyer: KünzlerBachmann Directmarketing AG
KünzlerBachmann is a state-of-the-art enterprise shaping the future of dialogue marketing. As a full-service provider with a focus on consultancy and development, their core business is the field of CRM/IT and analysis, target group addresses as well as mailing production and lettershop. "
target parent: Schober Investment Group
target: Schober Information Group (Schweiz) AG
Schober Switzerland is a leading marketing service provider in Switzerland. The company supports customers with data, data solutions and technologies in market development, and maintains the largest database of postal addresses and e-mail addresses in Switzerland and internationally.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 3/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

The UC Group, acquired Solidinfo.SE

synopsis: The UC Group, part of Asiakastieto Group, has acquired the business and assets of Solidinfo.SE from the Solid Media Group. Solidinfo.SE is a company search engine with in-depth information about all Swedish companies.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: The UC Group
Since 1977, the UC Group has been helping millions of customers make decisions by providing refined business and credit information in digital and innovative services. Their customers are made up of companies, private individuals and the public sector. "
target parent: Solid Media Group
target: Solidinfo.SE
Solidinfo.SE is a company search engine with in-depth information about all Swedish companies. At Solidinfo.SE users can see contact information such as address information, telephone numbers, fax and e-mail.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/8/2011 via Market Wire

DHS Holding, Co., acquired SalesKing

synopsis: DHS Holding, Co. announced that it has acquired 100% of SalesKing.com. SalesKing.com is one of the country's largest business and consumer databases. SalesKing.com sells portions of its database to customers based on their desired geographical and consumer preferences.
buyer: DHS Holding, Co. (DHSM:$0.00)
DHS Holding, Co.'s primary focus is to aggressively pursue mergers and acquisitions of companies with products and services in the most actively growing sectors of the healthcare industry. "
target: SalesKing
SalesKing.com is one of the country's largest business and consumer databases. SalesKing.com sells portions of its database to customers based on their desired geographical and consumer preferences. The database is comprised of names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers.
price ($mm)
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$10.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.63
EBIT ($mm)
$0.42
Net Income ($mm)
$0.06
Employees
66
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Ticker: TSXV:INX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$13.75
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: DB:IFS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Infas Holding AG
Infas Holding Aktiengesellschaft is a German holding company engaged in the advertising and marketing sectors. The Company divides its activities into the two business segments: Marketing and Social Research, and Photographic news agency.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$34.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.36
EBIT ($mm)
$4.12
Net Income ($mm)
$2.62
Employees
168
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Ticker: SZSE:300071
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Group, a Chinese A-shares listed public company, is one of the biggest digital IMC groups in China. With a clear strategy of "Big Data, Big Content", Spearhead keeps on expanding its specialty and strengthening its competency through 5 main business units.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$477.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.48
EBIT ($mm)
$31.51
Net Income ($mm)
$18.83
Employees
1247
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Ticker: TSE:2178
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tri-Stage Inc.
Tri-Stage Inc.
Tri-Stage Inc. is principally engaged in the direct marketing support business. Its Direct Marketing Support segment is engaged in the provision of media advertisement spaces. The Direct Mail Agency Sending segment is engaged in the sending of direct mails and products.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$499.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.17
EBIT ($mm)
$3.60
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
345
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Ticker: NYSE:HHS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte Hanks is a global marketing services firm specializing in multi-channel marketing solutions. Harte Hanks offers end-to-end marketing services including consulting, strategic assessment, data, analytics, digital, social, mobile, print, direct mail and contact center.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$394.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.14
EBIT ($mm)
($4.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5620
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Ticker: LSE:JWNG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jaywing PLC
Jaywing PLC
Jaywing plc is a leading UK based agency employing approximately 600 people across five sites in the UK and with a small operation in Sydney, Australia. Their data scientists help blue chip clients to make sense of the ever more complex multi-channel, multi-device world in which they operate.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$65.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.76
EBIT ($mm)
($0.56)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
650
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Ticker: RMKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rainmaker Systems, Inc.
Rainmaker Systems, Inc.
Rainmaker Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of business-to-business sales and marketing services. Our core services include complete lead qualification and management, new product sales, channel enablement, subscription renewals, and service contract sales.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$47.79
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.03)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
950
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Ticker: AIM:TNG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tangent Communications plc
Tangent is a leading integrator of technology, data and marketing strategy. Their companies combine world-class technical and creative skills with marketing expertise to deliver highly personalised and bespoke digital communications for leading brands.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$37.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.59
EBIT ($mm)
$0.79
Net Income ($mm)
$0.11
Employees
290
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Ticker: ORHI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OmniReliant Holdings, Inc.
Omnireliant builds global brands through domestic and international direct marketing channels and licensing agreements. We specialize in celebrity and lifestyle brands including beauty, fitness, spa, fragrance and home.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$9.79
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.83)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
9
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Ticker: ADXM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AdEx Media, Inc.
AdEx Media, Inc.
AdEx Media operates one of the leading online direct marketing companies, with an emphasis on successfully purchasing multi-channel sources of online media distribution.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$8.23
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.97)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.12)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
42
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lombardi Media Corporation
Lombardi Media Corporation is a publishing and direct marketing company. The Corporation publishes consumer newsletters, books and information databases in print and on-line format for approximately 250,000 customers.
year
2001
rev ($mm)
$16.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.00
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: GB:SIV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
St. Ives plc
St. Ives plc
St Ives is an international marketing services group. Together, the Group’s growing number of successful, dynamic businesses serve leading brands internationally, with offices in the UK, North America, China and Singapore.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$190.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.21
EBIT ($mm)
$10.36
Net Income ($mm)
$1.44
Employees
1397
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Ticker: WPP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WPP Group, plc
WPP Group, plc
WPP is the world leader in marketing communications services. They are made up of leading companies in: Advertising; Media Investment Management; Data Investment Management; Public Relations & Public Affairs; Branding & Identity; Healthcare Communications; and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$17,123.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,057.50
EBIT ($mm)
$1,667.14
Net Income ($mm)
$807.50
Employees
106786
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Ticker: TSE:3966
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uzabase
Uzabase
UZABASE, Inc. provides industry and corporate information database services primarily in Japan. The company operates SPEEDA, an information platform, which offers comprehensive company and industry analysis for business professionals. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$45.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.19
EBIT ($mm)
$5.72
Net Income ($mm)
$3.93
Employees
241
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Ticker: BIT:SGC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SG Company S.p.A.
SG Company S.p.A.
SG Company is an Italian company that provides live and digital communication services through its subsidiaries. SG Company provides live and digital communication services for the B2B, B2C, and BTL markets. Their companies include Sinergie, Centoeventi, Special, Twico, Lievita, Core, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$39.89
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.23)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.33)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: BIT:DIG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital360
Digital360 is the leading group in Italy in the B2B offering of editorial content, communication and marketing services, lead generation, events and webinars, advisory, advocacy and coaching, in the context of Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurial Innovation. They are based in Milano, Italy.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$15.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1.02
Net Income ($mm)
$0.38
Employees
0
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