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closed 8/10/2006 via BusinessWire

Carlson Marketing Group, acquired TQ3Navigant Performance Group

synopsis: Carlson Marketing announced it has acquired TQ3Navigant Performance Group in the United States, continuing the agency's growth as a powerhouse in the meetings, incentive, and event marketing business. Because Carlson is privately owned, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: Carlson Marketing Group
Carlson Marketing is the world's leading relationship building company. Carlson Marketing designs and delivers loyalty, engagement and event programs for some of the world's best known brands. "
target: TQ3Navigant Performance Group
TQ3Navigant Performance Group brings innovation to incentives, meetings and special events management. With expertise in product development, operations, customer service and technology, we are committed to fiscal responsibility and client satisfaction.
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closed 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cosmo Cool Concepts Inc., acquired DM Premier Services

synopsis: Cosmo Cool Concepts, a company that aims to be the preferred Destination Management Company, acquired DM Premier Services, a destination management and special events company, owned and operated by devoted and established members combining their decades of experience into one company.
buyer parent: DMC Network
buyer: Cosmo Cool Concepts Inc.
Cosmo Cool Concepts' aims to be the preferred Destination Management Company. By leveraging their knowledge, innovation, buying power and passion, they deliver the best customer experience. They make all the arrangements for clients events, find the best entertainment and manage transportation. "
target: DM Premier Services
DM Premier Services is a destination management and special events company, owned and operated by devoted and established members combining their decades of experience into one company. They utilize their extensive knowledge of each destination and offer creative and imaginative solutions.
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closed 4/10/2019 via PR Web

Prestige Global Meeting Source, acquired Groups Meetings Incentives

synopsis: Prestige Global Meeting Source (Prestige), a provider of site selection, event services and meetings management services, has acquired Groups Meetings Incentives (GMI), a meeting management and incentive travel management company. GMI provides creative incentive travel, merchandise, promotional and web registration services.
buyer: Prestige Global Meeting Source
Founded in 1986, Prestige Global Meeting Source is a provider of site selection, event services and meetings management services. Prestige helps their clients find and negotiate the best possible solution for their various meeting and event needs. "
target: Groups Meetings Incentives
Founded in 1984, Groups Meetings Incentives (GMI) is a meeting management and incentive travel management company. GMI supplies businesses in a variety of industries with creative incentive travel, merchandise, promotional and web registration services.
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closed 10/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Buying Business Travel Media

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group, the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry, acquired Buying Business Travel, the leading business-to-business brand in the UK serving the corporate travel industry with online media, events, and a magazine brand.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology. "
target parent: Panacea Media
target: Buying Business Travel Media
Buying Business Travel is the UK’s leading publication for travel and meetings buyers and arrangers. It has a highly targeted circulation of over 18,000, with more than 41,000 readers, who are responsible for over £18 billion annual corporate travel and meetings spend.
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announced 8/2/2018 via Company Press Release

Ebix, Inc., will acquire Leisure Corp.

synopsis: Ebix, Inc., a supplier of software and e-commerce solutions to the insurance industry, will acquire Leisure Corp., an Indian Events related travel space (MICE) & Luxury Trains company that focuses on insurance and financial sector clients. Leisure Corp. offers solutions for Meetings, Conferences, Exhibitions, Incentives, and more.
buyer: Ebix, Inc. (EBIX:$570.76)
Ebix is a supplier of software and e-commerce solutions to the insurance industry. Ebix offers application software products for the insurance industry ranging from carrier systems and agency systems to custom software development for all entities involved in the insurance and financial industries. "
target: Leisure Corp.
Leisure Corp. is an Indian Events related travel space (MICE) & Luxury Trains company that focuses on insurance and financial sector clients. They offer solutions for Meetings, Conferences or Conventions; Exhibitions, Events or Entertainment; Rewards or Incentives; and luxury holiday experiences.
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closed 12/21/2017 via BusinessWire

Eurazeo, Primavera Capital Group, acquired WorldStrides

synopsis: Eurazeo, a leading global investment company listed in Paris, in partnership with Primavera Capital Group, a major China-based investment firm, has announced the completion of the acquisition of WorldStrides, a premier experiential education provider serving students of all ages.
buyer: Eurazeo (ENXTPA:RF:$5,066.01)
buyer: Primavera Capital Group
With a diversified portfolio of approximately ~$8 billion in assets under management, of which $1 billion is from third parties, Eurazeo is a leading global investment company with offices in Paris and Luxembourg, New York, Shanghai and Sao Paolo. "
target parent: Metalmark Capital LLC
target: WorldStrides
WorldStrides, headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, is the largest educational travel organization in the United States. The company was founded by a middle school teacher in 1967 and provides unique programs for more than 400,000 students annually.
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closed 2/11/2016 via PE Hub

Metalmark Capital LLC, Silverhawk Capital Partners, LLC, acquired WorldStrides

synopsis: Metalmark Capital and Silverhawk Capital Partners acquired WorldStrides, an educational travel company, from The Carlyle Group. WorldStrides is the largest educational travel company in the United States and one of the leading experiential education providers in the world.
buyer: Metalmark Capital LLC
buyer: Silverhawk Capital Partners, LLC
Metalmark Capital is a leading private equity firm with particular focus in defense/government services, energy/natural resources, industrials, and healthcare. Silverhawk Capital Partners is an independent investment group focused on energy/natural resources and business service sectors. "
target parent: Carlyle Group
target: WorldStrides
WorldStrides, headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, is the largest educational travel organization in the United States. The company was founded by a middle school teacher in 1967 and provides unique programs for more than 350,000 students annually.
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closed 10/5/2011 via PE Hub

The Carlyle Group, acquired WorldStrides

synopsis: Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group announced that it has made a controlling investment in WorldStrides, the nation’s largest student travel organization. Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, WorldStrides is the nation’s largest provider of supplemental educational student travel programs.
buyer: The Carlyle Group (CG:$1,880.20)
The Carlyle Group is a private global investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings. "
target parent: Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC
target: WorldStrides
Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, WorldStrides is the nation’s largest provider of supplemental educational student travel programs. WorldStrides leads group travel programs to more than 80 countries and serves approximately 200,000 students annually.
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closed 1/4/2006 via BusinessWire

Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC, acquired WorldStrides

synopsis: Charlesbank Capital Partners has announced the acquisition of WorldStrides in partnership with management and Silverhawk Capital Partners. WorldStrides, is the leading provider of supplemental educational student travel courses, offering programs to more than 200,000 students across 4,700 middle and high schools in all 50 states.
buyer: Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC
With offices in Boston and New York, Charlesbank Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity investment firm managing more than $1 billion of capital. Charlesbank focuses on management-led buyouts and growth capital financings, typically investing $25 million to $75 million per transaction. "
target: WorldStrides
WorldStrides operates educational history and science programs in the United States and Costa Rica and music performance programs at various locations across the United States, Canada and Europe.
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closed 6/7/2016 via BusinessWire

Wasserstein & Co., LP, acquired Northstar Travel Group, LLC

synopsis: Wasserstein Partners acquired Northstar Travel Group, the leading provider of business-to-business information, content, events, data, research, custom content and software dedicated to the global travel and meeting industries, from the Wicks Group of Companies. Northstar owns well-known brands including Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, and others.
buyer: Wasserstein & Co., LP
Wasserstein & Co. is an independent private equity/investment firm that was founded January 2001 when the merchant banking group of Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc., a global investment banking firm, spun out to become an independent firm upon the acquisition of Wasserstein Perella by Dresdner Bank. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology.
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closed 7/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Northstar Travel Media, LLC

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media, a leading business-information company serving the travel and meetings industries, has been acquired by the Wicks Group. Northstar, a $60 million company based in Secaucus, New Jersey, serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets.
buyer: Wicks Group of Companies
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies operating in selected segments of the information, education, and media industries. "
target parent: BV Investment Partners
target: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets. Its brands include Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Business Travel News, Procurement.travel, and Incentive.
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announced 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Singex Exhibition Ventures Pte Ltd, will acquire Worldex Fiera Milano Exhibitions (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Fiera Milano has signed the contract for the sale of the stake of 75% in its Chinese subsidiary Worldex Fiera Milano Exhibitions (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. - organizer, among other things, of the event "Food Hospitality World China", to Singex Exhibitions Pte. Ltd.
buyer: Singex Exhibition Ventures Pte Ltd
Based in Singapore, the SingEx group of companies has played an integral role in the development of the exhibitions and events industry in the Asian region since 1978. SingEx Exhibitions owns, develops and manages a series of trade exhibitions and conferences in Singapore and key emerging markets. "
target parent: Fiera Milano International SPA
target: Worldex Fiera Milano Exhibitions (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.
Worldex Fiera Milano Exhibitions (Guangzhou) which is present in the Chinese provinces of Guangdong and Hainan, has a portfolio of exhibitions in the agrifood, professional hospitality and energy saving technology sectors.
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closed 3/5/2012 via PR Newswire

BlogWorld & New Media Expo, acquired Travel Blog Exchange

synopsis: The world's largest new media conference and tradeshow, BlogWorld & New Media Expo, announced its acquisition of TBEX, (Travel Blog Exchange), the world's largest travel blogging conference. TBEX '12 presented by BlogWorld will take place at the Keystone Resort & Convention Center in Keystone, Colorado, June 15-17.
buyer: BlogWorld & New Media Expo
BlogWorld & New Media Expo is the first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference, and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of new media including: Blogging, Podcasting, Social Media, Online Video, Music, TV, Radio, Gaming, Entertainment and Communities. "
target: Travel Blog Exchange
The Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) conference has grown into the most popular annual gathering of bloggers, writers and new media content creators in the travel and lifestyle sphere today, attracting some of the world's best-known brands, as well as various tourism bureaus as sponsors.
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closed 10/25/2017 via PR Web

Drone World Expo merged with Commercial UAV Expo,

synopsis: Diversified Communications announced that they have acquired Drone World Expo from JD Events. Drone World Expo will merge with the Commercial UAV Expo to create the largest and most important commercial drone event in North America. Drone World Expo is the defining event for the commercial applications of unmanned aircraft system technology.
buyer parent: Diversified Communications
buyer: Commercial UAV Expo
Commercial UAV Expo is North America’s leading trade show and conference for the commercial drone market. The international Exhibition includes drone airframe manufacturers, component and sensor manufacturers, software developers and service companies. "
target parent: JD Events
target: Drone World Expo
Drone World Expo is the defining event for the commercial applications of unmanned aircraft system technology. Thought leaders, industry experts and end-users gather at Drone World Expo in the heart of Silicon Valley to present real-world solutions to business and environmental challenges.
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announced 8/20/2012 via PR Newswire

Schneider Publishing Company, Incorporated, will acquire Meetings Quest

synopsis: Schneider Publishing Company announced that it is acquiring Meetings Quest, the nation's longest-running series of one-day trade shows for meeting and event planners. Meetings Quest will join Schneider Publishing's suite of media properties that serve the meeting and event industries: Association News, SportsTravel and the TEAMS Conference & Expo.
buyer: Schneider Publishing Company, Incorporated
Schneider Publishing Company, Inc., publishes Association News, America's most-read magazine for association executives, and SportsTravel, the sports world's event magazine. Schneider Publishing organizes the TEAMS Conference & Expo, the world's largest gathering of sports-event organizers. "
target: Meetings Quest
Meetings Quest started in 1984 as a one-day show, providing meeting planners and hospitality suppliers with the most efficient and productive trade show in Washington, DC. It is now held annually in multiple major meeting markets throughout the United States.
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announced 12/5/2016 via Company Press Release

Tarsus Group plc, will acquire Connect Meetings

synopsis: Tarsus Group plc, the international business-to-business media group, is pleased to announce the acquisition Connect Meetings, a market leading US business travel and meetings event organizer, headquartered in Atlanta, GA.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group is an international media company with a portfolio of exhibitions, conferences, publications and online media that span across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. "
target: Connect Meetings
Connect Meetings is a leading provider of trade shows in the United States, serving the business travel and meetings sector through a combination of national, regional and vertically focused events which are supplemented by an integrated media offering and additional marketing solutions.
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closed 3/1/2011 via Company Press Release

UBM Asia, acquired SATTE

synopsis: United Business Media Limited has announced that it has acquired SATTE, India’s largest travel and tourism exhibition. UBM has acquired the event on behalf of UBM Asia from Cross Section Publications Pvt Ltd. Launched 17 years ago, SATTE takes place each January in New Delhi and is now India’s largest travel and tourism event.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Asia
UBM Asia is the leading exhibition organiser in Asia, staging the leading events of their kind across the region. UBM Asia is the largest commercial exhibition organiser in China. "
target parent: Cross Section Publications Pvt. Ltd.
target: SATTE
SATTE is a programme deeply rooted within the tourism industry of the country. SATTE has been made possible by the unstinted support it has enjoyed from the apex industry associations in the country. The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has served as a guiding patron agency.
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closed 2/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Reed Exhibition Companies, acquired Equipotel

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions, the world's leading events organizer, with over 500 events in 39 countries, has acquired Equipotel and its events in Sao Paulo and Recife. Equipotel is the largest hospitality show in Latin America. It was acquired from a private, family owned business.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Exhibition Companies
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 460 events in 36 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 460 events serves 44 industry sectors. "
target: Equipotel
Equipotel is the largest hospitality show in Latin America. Its events take place in Sao Paolo and Recife.
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closed 8/21/2008 via PE Hub

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired SpaTrade

synopsis: Questex Media Group, Inc., a global, diversified business-to-business media company announced the acquisition of SpaTrade, which produces industry portals SpaTrade and SpaExec and the SpaExec networking events.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
target: SpaTrade
SpaTrade is a new media company serving the unique needs of the global community of spa professionals primarily through its cutting-edge web site which represents the industry's largest online community with 15,000 registered members from 94 countries.
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closed 7/13/2016 via Market Wire

Questex, LLC, acquired The Annual Hotel Conference

synopsis: Questex, a leading global business information and events company, announced it has acquired TheAHC Company Limited, organizer of The Annual Hotel Conference, the United Kingdom's leading industry event in the individual, boutique, branded and consortium hotel segments.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: Questex, LLC
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. The company drives business investment, innovation and demand-creation in the markets it serves by bringing together investors, buyers, sellers and professionals. "
target: The Annual Hotel Conference
From its beginnings in a small, invitation-only gathering targeted at the regional individual and small-chain hotel owner and operator, The Annual Hotel Conference (The AHC) has grown over its 13-year lifetime into one of the UK's largest hotel industry events outside London.
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closed 8/10/2006 via BusinessWire

Carlson Marketing Group, acquired TQ3Navigant Performance Group

synopsis: Carlson Marketing announced it has acquired TQ3Navigant Performance Group in the United States, continuing the agency's growth as a powerhouse in the meetings, incentive, and event marketing business. Because Carlson is privately owned, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: Carlson Marketing Group
Carlson Marketing is the world's leading relationship building company. Carlson Marketing designs and delivers loyalty, engagement and event programs for some of the world's best known brands. "
target: TQ3Navigant Performance Group
TQ3Navigant Performance Group brings innovation to incentives, meetings and special events management. With expertise in product development, operations, customer service and technology, we are committed to fiscal responsibility and client satisfaction.
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closed 12/15/2009 via Company Press Release

Groupe Aeroplan, acquired Carlson Marketing Group

synopsis: Carlson Marketing Worldwide, one of the world's largest independent marketing services companies, has been acquired by Groupe Aeroplan Inc., a leading international loyalty management corporation headquartered in Canada.
buyer: Groupe Aeroplan (TSX:AIM:$96.49)
Groupe Aeroplan Inc. is a leading international loyalty management corporation. Groupe Aeroplan owns Aeroplan, Canada's premier loyalty program and Nectar, the United Kingdom's leading coalition loyalty program. "
target parent: Carlson Companies Inc.
target: Carlson Marketing Group
Carlson Marketing is the world's leading relationship building company. Carlson Marketing designs and delivers loyalty, engagement and event programs for some of the world's best known brands.
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closed 8/10/2006 via BusinessWire

Carlson Marketing Group, acquired TQ3Navigant Performance Group

synopsis: Carlson Marketing announced it has acquired TQ3Navigant Performance Group in the United States, continuing the agency's growth as a powerhouse in the meetings, incentive, and event marketing business. Because Carlson is privately owned, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: Carlson Marketing Group
Carlson Marketing is the world's leading relationship building company. Carlson Marketing designs and delivers loyalty, engagement and event programs for some of the world's best known brands. "
target: TQ3Navigant Performance Group
TQ3Navigant Performance Group brings innovation to incentives, meetings and special events management. With expertise in product development, operations, customer service and technology, we are committed to fiscal responsibility and client satisfaction.
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closed 1/26/2011 via BNC Analysis

Affinion Group, Inc., acquired Webloyalty.com, Inc.

synopsis: Affinion Group has completed an acquisition of Webloyalty, a global leader in generating incremental revenue for online businesses through a comprehensive suite of proprietary tools and technologies. Webloyalty connects partners to new customers, minimizes cart abandonment, offers extra value after the transaction and builds repeat business.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management, LLC
buyer: Affinion Group, Inc. (OTCPK:AFGR:$954.00)
Affinion Group provides programs in subscription-based lifestyle services, personal protection, insurance and other areas to help generate increased customer loyalty and significant incremental revenue for more than 5,500 marketing partners worldwide. "
target parent: General Atlantic, LLC
target: Webloyalty.com, Inc.
Webloyalty.com, a leading provider of incremental revenue for online businesses, has more than two million memberships in its reward, discount and protection programs. Members benefit from high-value subscription services that match their needs and interests.
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announced 12/16/2010 via Company Press Release

American Express Company, will acquire Loyalty Partner, GmbH

synopsis: American Express Company announced it will acquire Loyalty Partner, a leading marketing services company best known for the loyalty program it operates in Germany, Poland and India. Loyalty Partner also provides market analysis, operating platforms and consulting services that help merchants grow their businesses.
buyer: American Express Company (AXP:$34,260.00)
The American Express Company is a diversified worldwide travel, financial and network services company founded in 1850. It is a leader in charge and credit cards, Travelers Cheques, travel, insurance and international banking. "
target: Loyalty Partner, GmbH
Loyalty Partner is the expert for customer management and operates PAYBACK, Germany’s most successful multi-partner loyalty programm.
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$561
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closed 10/26/2010 via Company Press Release

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired GiftCertificates.com Corporation

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners® is pleased to announce that it has acquired GiftCertificates.com, Inc. (“GiftCertificates”), a leading e-commerce provider of innovative reward solutions and gift products for both the corporate and consumer markets.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a Los Angeles-based private investment firm with over $1 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. "
target: GiftCertificates.com Corporation
GiftCertificates.com™ is a leading e-commerce provider of innovative reward solutions and gift products for both the corporate and consumer markets. GiftCertificates.com is the reward and gift brand of choice in today’s marketplace.
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closed 3/24/2010 via Company Press Release

Merkle, Inc., acquired Metzner Schneider Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Merkle, the nation's largest and fastest growing independent customer relationship marketing agency, announced the acquisition of loyalty marketing firm Metzner Schneider Associates, an established consultancy with vast expertise working with Fortune 500 companies.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing database marketing agencies. For more than 20 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with Merkle to maximize the value of their customer portfolios. "
target: Metzner Schneider Associates, Inc.
Metzner Schneider Associates has a long and respected track record of working with many of the nation's top brands to create pioneering loyalty and customer engagement programs.
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closed 12/15/2009 via Company Press Release

Groupe Aeroplan, acquired Carlson Marketing Group

synopsis: Carlson Marketing Worldwide, one of the world's largest independent marketing services companies, has been acquired by Groupe Aeroplan Inc., a leading international loyalty management corporation headquartered in Canada.
buyer: Groupe Aeroplan (TSX:AIM:$96.49)
Groupe Aeroplan Inc. is a leading international loyalty management corporation. Groupe Aeroplan owns Aeroplan, Canada's premier loyalty program and Nectar, the United Kingdom's leading coalition loyalty program. "
target parent: Carlson Companies Inc.
target: Carlson Marketing Group
Carlson Marketing is the world's leading relationship building company. Carlson Marketing designs and delivers loyalty, engagement and event programs for some of the world's best known brands.
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closed 12/15/2005 via PR Newswire

Landmark Communications, Inc., acquired CoolSavings, Inc.

synopsis: Landmark Communications, Inc. today announced the completion of the going-private transaction of CoolSavings, Inc.
buyer: Landmark Communications, Inc.
Landmark Communications, Inc. is a privately-held multimedia company with interests in newspapers, broadcasting, cable programming, print and online classified marketplaces, broadband services, interactive marketing, Internet video distribution, and other businesses. "
target: CoolSavings, Inc.
CoolSavings is a leading interactive marketing services company for advertisers and publishers. The company provides superior lead generation, e- mail, coupon and loyalty programs across its extensive network of company- owned Branded Web Properties and top partner sites.
price ($mm)
$80
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$52
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$6
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closed 5/13/2005 via Company Press Release

General Atlantic Partners, LLC, acquired Webloyalty.com, Inc.

synopsis: Webloyalty.com, a leading provider of online marketing and subscription services, today announced that its principal shareholders have completed the transaction to sell a majority stake in the company to General Atlantic LLC, a leading global private equity firm.
buyer: General Atlantic Partners, LLC
General Atlantic is a leading global growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. GA combines a collaborative global approach, sector specific expertise, long-term investment horizon and a deep understanding of growth drivers. "
target parent: Canaan Partners
target: Webloyalty.com, Inc.
Webloyalty.com was founded in 1999 in Norwalk, CT in response to the emerging needs of e-commerce, travel and other fee-based sites. With our direct marketing expertise and technical know-how, we help our partners generate increased revenue without increased acquisition costs.
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closed 9/6/2011 via BusinessWire

Maritz Research, Inc., acquired Imagin AG

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

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

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

synopsis: The Corporate Executive Board announced that it has a agreement to acquire Iconoculture. The combined organization will strengthen the Corporate Executive Board’s footprint in the marketing function and provide marketing professionals and brand executives with a comprehensive view of the trends and values that influence consumer behavior.
buyer: Corporate Executive Board (CEB:$938.58)
The Corporate Executive Board is the premier, network-based knowledge resource, providing the world's leading executives with the authoritative and timely guidance needed to excel in their roles, take decisive action and improve company performance. "
target: Iconoculture Inc.
Iconoculture, the leading global consumer research and advisory company, delivers the most comprehensive consumer insights — quickly and more cost effectively — to Fortune 1000 corporations and agencies.
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$9.00
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closed 3/19/2020 via BusinessWire

UserTesting, acquired Teston

synopsis: UserTesting, the leading provider for on-demand human insights, has acquired Teston, a European provider of multilingual experience testing for fast customer feedback. Getting customer feedback is critical for businesses of any size, and Teston has built its feedback solution with a focus on multi-language support from the ground up.
buyer: UserTesting
UserTesting enables every organization to deliver the best customer experience powered by human insight. With UserTesting’s on-demand Human Insight Platform, companies across industries make accurate customer-first decisions at every level, at the speed business demands. "
target: Teston
Teston is a European provider of multilingual experience testing for fast customer feedback. Getting customer feedback is critical for businesses of any size, anywhere around the world–and Teston has built its feedback solution with a focus on multi-language support from the ground up.
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closed 9/11/2006 via

BSA Sales, LLC, acquired Concentrix Corporation

synopsis: SYNNEX Corporation, a global IT supply chain services company, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, BSA Sales, LLC has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Concentrix Corporation. Concentrix Corporation is an integrated marketing company that provides call center, database analysis, and print on demand services to customers.
buyer parent: SYNNEX Information Technologies, Inc.
buyer: BSA Sales, LLC
BSA provides both the sales direction and momentum you need to move ahead of your competitors and take advantage of opportunities in the market place. Leader in integrated 1:1 sales and marketing campaigns, BSA offers flexible solutions that increase revenue and market share. "
target: Concentrix Corporation
Concentrix is a marketing services company providing multi-channel demand generation and renewal marketing solutions that maximize the economic value of our clients’ customer relationships.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 8/31/2007 via PR Newswire

Rakuten Inc., acquired CauseLoyalty, LLC

synopsis: CauseLoyalty, LLC, a leader in innovative, shopping-based fundraising services for schools and other nonprofit organizations, announced that it was acquired by Rakuten USA.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$13,427.32)
Headquartered in Tokyo, Rakuten is one of the world's largest and most comprehensive Internet service companies, providing leading services in e- commerce, portal & media, travel, financial services, and professional sports. Rakuten is a publicly traded company in Japan. "
target: CauseLoyalty, LLC
Reaching over 17 million families, CauseLoyalty provides fundraising for over 40,000 schools and nonprofit organizations through its branded loyalty programs, Schoolpop and OneCause.
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closed 9/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

AnalitiQs, acquired No Ties

synopsis: AnalitiQs, a Dutch company that is specialized in predicting and explaining people’s behavior, has acquired No Ties, a Dutch company that supports market research agencies, companies and government institutions with field research.
buyer: AnalitiQs
AnalitiQs is a Dutch company that provides organizations with the insights they need to make better decisions through the clever use of data. They are specialized in predicting and explaining people’s behavior; people in the role of employee as well as in the role of customer. "
target: No Ties
No Ties is a Dutch company that supports market research agencies, companies and government institutions with field research. They use their Peil.nl database to conduct political and societal research and its inVotes platform to gather opinions on the quality of services/products of organizations.
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closed 12/5/2011 via Market Wire

Avatar International LLC, acquired HR Solutions International, Inc.

synopsis: Avatar International, a leading healthcare quality improvement firm, announced its acquisition of HR Solutions International, Inc., a human capital management consulting firm specializing in employee and physician engagement. The firm designs surveys and administers them primarily through email and web-based channels.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Avatar International LLC
Avatar International, a research and consulting company based in Orlando, Fla., specializes in Evidence Based Intelligent Surveys™ and Innovative Strategies™ to transform information into significant quality and efficiency of care improvement for the healthcare industry. "
target: HR Solutions International, Inc.
HR Solutions International designs surveys and administers them primarily through email and web-based channels. Customers access the data through an online reporting tool that provides detailed and customizable results as well as actionable recommendations.
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announced 6/2/2011 via Company Press Release

Survey Sampling, Inc., will acquire Opinionology

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

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

synopsis: The Dieringer Research Group, Inc., a full service marketing research company located in Brookfield, Wisconsin, has acquired the customer base of Lein/Spiegelhoff, a field service research company also in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
buyer: The Dieringer Research Group, Inc.
Since 1974, The Dieringer Research Group (www.thedrg.com) has provided qualitative and quantitative marketing research and consulting services to companies from a wide range of industries, including: Healthcare, Insurance, Technology, Financial Services, Government, Utilities and Manufacturing. "
target: Lein-Spiegelhoff, Inc.
Lein-Spiegelhoff, Inc., has a reputation based on 35 years of experience with satisfied clients. Specialties include focus groups, individual interviews, phone surveys, product placements, central location testing, ethnographic studies, mock juries, taste tests, in home interviews and music tests.
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closed 6/24/2010 via BusinessWire

uSamp, acquired DMS Insights

synopsis: uSamp, one of the world’s fastest-growing online panel and technology companies, announced the acquisition from AOL of DMS Insights, also known as Digital Marketing Services, Inc., online research experts and inventors of the patented River Sample.
buyer: uSamp
uSamp, formerly United Sample Inc., is one of the world’s fastest growing online panel companies, providing survey panelists and technology for use in market research. Founded in 2008, uSamp has 90 team members worldwide and more than 2.0 million global market research panelists. "
target parent: AOL LLC
target: DMS Insights
Founded in 1995, DMS Insights is the inventor of River SampleTM and a leader in delivering high-quality online research. Leveraging its full-service heritage, DMS provides a level of research expertise unseen in other online sample providers.
price ($mm)
$3.60
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closed 6/26/2009 via BNC Analysis

Toluna plc, acquired Greenfield Online, Inc.

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

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

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