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closed 4/6/2017 via BusinessWire

Gartner, Inc., acquired CEB Global

synopsis: Gartner, Inc., the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of CEB Inc., the industry leader in providing best practice and talent management insights.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. They deliver the technology-related insight necessary for their clients to make the right decisions, every day. "
target: CEB Global (CEB:$938.58)
CEB is a best practice insight and technology company. In partnership with leading organizations around the globe, CEB develop innovative solutions to drive corporate performance. CEB equips leaders at more than 10,000 companies with the intelligence to manage talent, customers and operations.
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$2,600 [$3,300]
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$950
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$200
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announced 11/26/2019 via PR Newswire

SilverLake, will acquire First Advantage Corporation

synopsis: Silver Lake, a global leader in technology investing, will acquire First Advantage, a global technology and information services leader in background check and drug screening solutions. First Advantage's services include background screening (criminal, education, employment), driver compliance, drug testing, and fingerprinting.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with over $43 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and operating professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London and Hong Kong. "
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: First Advantage Corporation (:$656.31)
First Advantage provides comprehensive background screening, identity, and information solutions that give employers and housing providers access to actionable information that results in faster, more accurate people decisions.
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closed 4/2/2013 via BusinessWire

Accenture, acquired ChangeTrack Research Pty Ltd

synopsis: Accenture has acquired ChangeTrack Research Pty Ltd, a provider of analytics-based tools and services for change management. Among ChangeTrack Research’s solutions is ChangeTracking®, a patented analytics tool based on 10 years of research and advanced mathematical algorithms, that has defined successful pathways for change management.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$53,736.36)
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high performance businesses and governments. "
target: ChangeTrack Research Pty Ltd
ChangeTrack Research is a provider of analytics-based tools and services to track and measure enterprise-wide transformational change programs. It enables leaders of global organizations to see whether change programs are on track and take the corrective actions required to keep them on track.
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closed 8/21/2007 via BusinessWire

Kenexa Corporation, acquired HRC Human Resources Consulting GmbH

synopsis: Kenexa, a leading provider of talent acquisition and retention solutions, has acquired Germany-based HRC Human Resources Consulting GmbH. The acquisition of HRC will provide additional proprietary content to Kenexa’s current survey and performance management offering and their offices will expand Kenexa’s geographical reach in mainland Europe.
buyer: Kenexa Corporation (KNXA:$282.94)
Kenexa Corporation provides outsourcing, employee research and software to help organizations more effectively recruit and retain a productive workforce. "
target: HRC Human Resources Consulting GmbH
Headquartered in Munich, HRC Human Resources Consulting GmbH (HRC) is one of the leading consultancies for business-orientated employee surveys in German-speaking countries.
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closed 10/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Qualtrics, acquired Temkin Group

synopsis: Qualtrics, a computer software company that develops solutions for data collection and analytics has announced the acquisition of the leading customer experience (CX) thought leader, Temkin Group. Temkin Group is a leading CX research, consulting and training firm using their solutions to help accelerate some of the world's largest brand's.
buyer: Qualtrics (:$894.40)
Qualtrics is a computer software company that develops solutions for data collection and analytics. Their system of record for all experience data also called X-data allows organizations to manage four core experiences of business including customer, product, employee and brand all on one platform. "
target: Temkin Group
Temkin Group is a leading customer experience (CX) research, consulting, and training firm. Using CX thought leadership and understanding the dynamics of an organization they help lead some of the world's largest brands toward customer-centricity and build loyalty between the customer and the brand.
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closed 3/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Capita Resourcing, acquired ThirtyThree LLP

synopsis: Capita has announced the acquisition of ThirtyThree LLP, a leading employer branding and marketing agency. The London and Bristol based firm will join Capita Resourcing, one of the UK’s foremost recruitment businesses. ThirtyThree provides employer branding, research, employee engagement and digital media services.
buyer parent: Capita PLC
buyer: Capita Resourcing
Capita Resourcing is a UK leader in the areas of outsourced recruitment, specialist and large scale resourcing and executive recruitment. Internally, specialist business units provide a wide range of HR services from resourcing, training and development, and more. "
target: ThirtyThree LLP
ThirtyThree LLP provides employer branding and marketing solutions to organizations in the United Kingdom and internationally. It offers research and consulting services that help organizations to identify, develop, and promote their employer brands.
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closed 11/14/2007 via BusinessWire

PreVisor, acquired CraftSystems, Inc.

synopsis: PreVisor, a leader in pre-employment assessments and selection solutions that connect hiring decisions to business results, acquired talent assessments specialists CraftSystems, Inc. was founded 29 years ago by Dr. Larry L. Craft. CraftSystems has built a strong reputation for the technical and predictive strength of their assessments.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: PreVisor
PreVisor, a leading provider of on-demand pre-employment assessment software and employee selection solutions, helps organizations by connecting hiring decisions with business results. PreVisor’s assessment content accurately predicts on-the-job performance and supports fair hiring practices. "
target: CraftSystems, Inc.
CraftSystems, Inc. developed a unique questionnaire that specifically measured the drive and motivation that separated "Race Horses" from "Plow Horses," employing state-of-the-art technology to discourage applicants from "faking" the assessment to leave an unrealistically favorable impression.
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closed 12/22/2021 via Company Press Release

Numerator, acquired Hatchtank

synopsis: Numerator, a data and tech company serving the market research space, has acquired Canada-based HatchTank, a tech-enabled mobile qualitative survey company. The acquisition of HatchTank expands Numerator’s capabilities across qualitative, quantitative, and panel-based consumer research, powered by advanced technology.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Numerator
Numerator is a data and tech company bringing speed and scale to the market research space. The company blends proprietary data with advanced technology to create unique insights for the market research industry that has been slow to change. "
target: Hatchtank
Based in Canada, HatchTank is a next-generation qualitative research platform that blends the best research tools into a flexible, dynamic, results-oriented platform that works across multiple devices and operating systems.
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closed 7/22/2015 via Market Wire

Prophet, acquired Altimeter Group

synopsis: Prophet, a global brand and marketing strategy consultancy, announced it has acquired Altimeter Group, a leading technology research firm. Altimeter delivers best-in-class research in digital transformation, social business and governance, customer experience, big data, and the Internet of Things.
buyer: Prophet
Prophet is a global brand and marketing consultancy that fuses insights, strategy, creativity and imagination to help clients grow better brands and businesses. "
target: Altimeter Group
Altimeter Group is a leading technology research firm. Altimeter delivers best-in-class research in digital transformation, social business and governance, customer experience, big data, and the Internet of Things. Altimeter’s research helps companies understand and act on technology disruption.
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closed 10/26/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Ipsos S.A, acquired Karian and Box

synopsis: Ipsos announced the acquisition of Karian and Box, a UK leading specialist in employee research and experience. Founded in 2006 with the ambition to give people a better voice at work, Karian and Box helps leaders take data-driven action to improve culture and experience.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,361.14)
Ipsos is one of the world's leading market research companies, operating in 90 markets and employing 18,000 people. Their 75 business solutions are based on primary data coming from surveys, social media monitoring, and qualitative or observational techniques. "
target: Karian and Box
Karian and Box is a UK leading specialist in employee research and experience. Founded in 2006 with the ambition to give people a better voice at work, Karian and Box helps leaders take data-driven action to improve culture and experience.
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closed 7/10/2020 via PR Newswire

Wazoku Limited, acquired InnoCentive, Inc.

synopsis: UK-based idea management software and services firm Wazoku has acquired InnoCentive, a global leader in crowdsourced innovation. With the acquisition, Wazoku has created the world's largest innovation community and broadest innovation offering. Wazoku's platform will allow for the crowdsourcing of solutions to any pressing business challenge.
buyer: Wazoku Limited
Wazoku is the UK's leading collaborative idea management software company, empowering organizations to innovate by tapping into their current networks. Wazoku is used by organizations such as Waitrose, HSBC, and UK central government, helping them embed innovation as a core and strategic capability."
target: InnoCentive, Inc.
InnoCentive is a global leader in crowdsourced innovation. Its network of problem solvers, proven challenge methodology, and cloud-based innovation management platform combine to help clients transform their economics through rapid solution delivery and the development of open innovation programs.
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closed 10/13/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Executive Networks, acquired Future Workplace

synopsis: Executive Networks, a provider of peer networking services, has acquired Future Workplace, an HR advisory and research firm. Through research, peer networks, and online courses via the award-winning Future Workplace Academy, Future Workplace provides continuing professional development opportunities for global HR, learning and talent professionals.
buyer: Executive Networks
Executive Networks is a provider of peer networking services. Executive Networks facilitate safe, and meaningful peer conversations for HR leaders that deliver accelerated, relevant insights and solutions. They help HR leads find networks that support their company’s strategy and growth plans. "
target: Future Workplace
Future Workplace is an HR advisory and research firm. Through research, peer networks, and online courses via the award-winning Future Workplace Academy, Future Workplace provides continuing professional development opportunities for global HR, learning, and talent professionals.
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closed 12/23/2015 via Company Press Release

Pamlico Capital, acquired World 50, Inc.

synopsis: Pamlico Capital Management LP has acquired World 50 Inc., an invite-only peer-to-peer network and knowledge-exchange platform serving corporate executives, from Chicago Growth Partners LLC. Founded in 2004, World 50 has more than 900 members representing 500-plus companies on six continents.
buyer: Pamlico Capital
Pamlico Capital seeks buyout and growth equity investments in lower middle market businesses with exceptional management teams. They focus on the Business & Technology Services, Communications and Healthcare industries. "
target parent: Chicago Growth Partners
target: World 50, Inc.
World 50, Inc. is a leadership network which brings together the world's most influential C-level executives for strategic collaboration. The firm plays a lead role in facilitating connection between the world's most influential leaders in business, government, entertainment and social arenas.
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closed 12/5/2016 via BusinessWire

Mercer, LLC, acquired Sirota Consulting LLC

synopsis: Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth, and careers, and a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., announced that it has acquired the business of Sirota Consulting LLC, a global provider of employee engagement solutions that offers the full breadth of organizational assessments, surveys, technology, and analytics.
buyer parent: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
buyer: Mercer, LLC
Mercer is a global leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth, and performance of their most vital asset – their people. "
target: Sirota Consulting LLC
Founded in 1972, Sirota is a privately held company of survey research and organizational performance experts focused exclusively on conducting attitude research and driving action through effective data utilization.
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closed 12/15/2014 via BusinessWire

Mercer, LLC, acquired Denarius

synopsis: Mercer announced that it has acquired Denarius, a leading compensation and benefits survey and information products consulting firm based in Santiago, Chile. The acquisition further strengthens Mercer’s capabilities in Chile, building upon strong relationships the firm has with multinationals.
buyer parent: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
buyer: Mercer, LLC
Mercer is a global leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset–their people. Mercer’s 20,000 employees are based in more than 43 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries."
target: Denarius
Denarius is a company specialized in highly analytical and reliable high-level compensation surveys. Denarius has been very successful and is the leading company providing data on compensation of top executives in terms of sample size.
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closed 11/6/2014 via BusinessWire

Mercer, LLC, acquired AUSREM

synopsis: Mercer, a global leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments, announced its acquisition of Perth-based AUSREM, a leader in specialist remuneration research and workforce consulting in the utilities, mining and energy sectors.
buyer parent: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
buyer: Mercer, LLC
Mercer is a global leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset–their people. Mercer’s 20,000 employees are based in more than 43 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries."
target: AUSREM
AUSREM is a remuneration information and consultancy business, providing best practice remuneration services and advice to Australian businesses.
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announced 7/30/2010 via Company Press Release

Mercer, LLC, will acquire ORC Worldwide

synopsis: Mercer, LLC announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire ORC Worldwide, to become an unparalleled provider of global human resource intelligence and to further strengthen related international consulting, conference and educational services.
buyer parent: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
buyer: Mercer, LLC
Mercer is a leading global provider of consulting, outsourcing and investment services. Mercer works with clients to solve their most complex benefit and human capital issues, designing and helping manage health, retirement and other benefits. It is a leader in benefit outsourcing. "
target: ORC Worldwide
ORC provides data, advises on best practices, conducts benchmarking research studies, performs reviews, and designs and communicates compensation programs on every level. ORC blends high-quality, thoroughly researched data with decades of practical experience across a wide variety of industries.
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closed 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

MRI Software LLC, acquired Rental History Reports and Trusted Employees

synopsis: MRI Software LLC, a global leader in real estate software solutions, announced the acquisition of Rental History Reports and Trusted Employees, a provider of applicant screening platforms that focuses on the multifamily real estate industry and corporate employers. Their services include credit history, criminal history, eviction history, and more.
buyer parent: GI Partners
buyer: MRI Software LLC
MRI Software is a leading provider of innovative real estate software applications and hosted solutions. MRI's comprehensive and flexible technology platform coupled with an open and connected ecosystem meets the unique needs of real estate businesses from property-level management to analytics. "
target: Rental History Reports and Trusted Employees
Rental History Reports and Trusted Employees is a provider of applicant screening platforms that focuses on the multifamily real estate industry and corporate employers. Their services include credit history, criminal history, eviction history, employment verification, and rental references reports.
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closed 4/5/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Renovo Capital, LLC, acquired Global HR Research

synopsis: Patriot National, Inc., a leading provider of technology and outsourcing solutions to the insurance industry, announced that it sold Global HR Research (“Global HR”), a pre-hire intelligence solutions provider, to Renovo Capital, LLC.
buyer: Renovo Capital, LLC
Renovo Capital is a special situations private equity fund. Renovo is focused on partnering with business owners, entrepreneurs and management teams to invest in businesses undergoing varying degrees of operational, financial or market-driven change. "
target parent: Patriot National Insurance Group
target: Global HR Research
At Global HR Research, they deliver the most advanced, intuitive and diagnostic technology in the industry to help companies around the world find, select, assess, screen and hire quality candidates—in less time with less risk than ever before.
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closed 8/15/2006 via PR Newswire

Kenexa Corporation, acquired Gantz Wiley Research

synopsis: Kenexa, a leading provider of talent acquisition and retention solutions, has acquired Minneapolis-based Gantz Wiley Research. Founded in 1986, Gantz Wiley Research has been a pioneer in the survey research industry and was the first to publish work on how employee and customer opinions are linked to business metrics.
buyer: Kenexa Corporation (KNXA:$282.94)
Kenexa Corporation provides outsourcing, employee research and software to help organizations more effectively recruit and retain a productive workforce. "
target: Gantz Wiley Research
Since 1986, Gantz Wiley Research has worked with organizations worldwide to help them drive performance through strategic stakeholder research. We are pioneers in linking employee and customer survey data with business results.
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closed 4/6/2017 via BusinessWire

Gartner, Inc., acquired CEB Global

synopsis: Gartner, Inc., the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of CEB Inc., the industry leader in providing best practice and talent management insights.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. They deliver the technology-related insight necessary for their clients to make the right decisions, every day. "
target: CEB Global (CEB:$938.58)
CEB is a best practice insight and technology company. In partnership with leading organizations around the globe, CEB develop innovative solutions to drive corporate performance. CEB equips leaders at more than 10,000 companies with the intelligence to manage talent, customers and operations.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,600 [$3,300]
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$950
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$200
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closed 5/2/2016 via PR Newswire

CEB Global, acquired Evanta

synopsis: CEB, a best practice insight and technology company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Evanta Ventures and an affiliated business. Evanta fosters collaboration and the exchange of best practices between IT & Security, Human Resources and Finance leaders through annual events, online and offline learning platforms.
buyer: CEB Global (CEB:$938.58)
CEB is a best practice insight and technology company. In partnership with leading organizations around the globe, CEB develop innovative solutions to drive corporate performance. CEB equips leaders at more than 10,000 companies with the intelligence to manage talent, customers and operations. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Evanta
Evanta fosters collaboration and the exchange of best practices between Information Technology & Security, Human Resources and Finance leaders through nearly 200 annual events, online and offline learning platforms and subscription information offerings.
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closed 11/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Corporate Executive Board, acquired Wanted Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: CEB Inc., a best practice insight and technology company, and Wanted Technologies Corporation have closed their acquisition under which CEB will acquire all of Wanted Technologies' common shares. The company is a leading provider of real-time market intelligence and analytics for staffing and talent sourcing professionals.
buyer: Corporate Executive Board (CEB:$938.58)
Corporate Executive Board (CEB) is a best practice insight and technology company. In partnership with leading organizations around the globe, they develop innovative solutions to drive corporate performance. "
target: Wanted Technologies, Inc. (TSX-V: WAN:$7.57)
WANTED Technologies began collecting detailed Hiring Demand data in October 2002, and currently maintains a database of more than 1.2 billion unique job listings covering 22 markets worldwide.
price ($mm)[EV]
$34 [$31]
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$8
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$1
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closed 7/29/2015 via PR Newswire

Corporate Executive Board, acquired CEO Forum Group

synopsis: CEB, a best practice insight and technology company, announced that it has acquired Australia-based CEO Forum Group. The company is the leading provider of membership–based peer group briefing services serving senior executives of foreign-owned multinational organizations doing business in Australia.
buyer: Corporate Executive Board (CEB:$938.58)
Corporate Executive Board (CEB) is a best practice insight and technology company. In partnership with leading organizations around the globe, they develop innovative solutions to drive corporate performance. "
target: CEO Forum Group
CEO Forum Group, founded in 1990, specialises in membership-based peer group services targeted specifically and exclusively at the most senior executives in the Australian operations of foreign-owned multinational corporations.
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$9.52
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closed 6/17/2015 via PR Newswire

Corporate Executive Board, acquired Sunstone Analytics

synopsis: CEB, the leading member-based advisory company, adds machine learning pioneers and extends market-leading talent management solutions through Sunstone Analytics acquisition. The company uses advanced analytics and machine learning to analyze the relationship between resume attributes to score candidate fit against specified business goals.
buyer: Corporate Executive Board (CEB:$938.58)
Corporate Executive Board (CEB), the leading member-based advisory company, equips more than 10,000 organizations around the globe with insights, tools and actionable solutions to transform enterprise performance. "
target: Sunstone Analytics
Sunstone Analytics technology helps organizations quickly identify the best candidates from high volumes of résumés. Provided online as Software as a Service (SaaS), these machine learning based analytics tools identify the features and phrases most associated with high performers.
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closed 3/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Corporate Executive Board, acquired KnowledgeAdvisors

synopsis: CEB, the leading member-based advisory company, announced it has acquired KnowledgeAdvisors, the pioneer and leading provider of analytics solutions for talent development professionals, for approximately $52 million.
buyer: Corporate Executive Board (CEB:$938.58)
Corporate Executive Board (CEB) is the leading member-based advisory company. Using their advanced research methodologies and human capital analytics, the company equips senior leaders and their teams with insight and actionable solutions to transform operations. "
target: KnowledgeAdvisors
KnowledgeAdvisors is the world’s leading provider of analytics solutions for talent development professionals. Their cloud-based talent analytics system Metrics that Matter® helps organizations measure and improve their talent development programs.
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closed 2/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Corporate Executive Board, acquired Talent Neuron

synopsis: Corporate Executive Board (CEB), the leading member-based advisory company, announced it has acquired Talent Neuron, a provider of market intelligence technology tools based on large-scale data analytics.
buyer: Corporate Executive Board (CEB:$938.58)
Corporate Executive Board (CEB) is the leading member-based advisory company. Using their advanced research methodologies and human capital analytics, the company equips senior leaders and their teams with insight and actionable solutions to transform operations. "
target parent: Zinnov
target: Talent Neuron
Talent Neuron is an innovative web based talent planning and management platform. Leveraging big data principles and methodologies, Talent Neuron enables companies to plan, build and optimize their global talent.
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closed 8/2/2012 via PR Newswire

Corporate Executive Board, acquired SHL Group PLC

synopsis: The Corporate Executive Board Company, the leading member-based advisory company, announced that it has closed its previously announced acquisition of UK-based SHL, a global leader in cloud-based talent measurement and management solutions.
buyer: Corporate Executive Board (CEB:$938.58)
Corporate Executive Board is the leading member-based advisory company. Using their advanced research methodologies and human capital analytics, the company equips senior leaders and their teams with insight and actionable solutions to transform operations. "
target parent: HgCapital
target: SHL Group PLC
SHL was founded in 1977 and is the global leader in talent assessment solutions, supporting organizations in the selection, performance management and development of people at all levels and across all sectors.
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$660
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closed 1/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis B2B Focus, acquired Toolbox.com, LLC

synopsis: Ziff Davis, Inc., one of the nation’s leading technology media companies, announced the acquisition of Toolbox.com, the #1 professional networking site for IT professionals, from the Corporate Executive Board. Effective immediately, Toolbox.com will be a unit of Ziff Davis B2B Focus.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Ziff Davis B2B Focus
Ziff Davis B2B Focus, formerly Tippit, is a leading provider of online research to enterprise buyers and high-quality leads to IT vendors. It helps business and IT professionals make better purchasing decisions while turning the Internet into a meaningful platform for B2B marketers. "
target parent: Corporate Executive Board
target: Toolbox.com, LLC
Toolbox.com is the #1 professional networking site for IT professionals. Founded in 1998 and based in Scottsdale, AZ, Toolbox.com supports decision-making throughout the IT life cycle by linking over three million IT experts and executives across the globe each month.
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announced 5/6/2010 via BusinessWire

Corporate Executive Board, will acquire Iconoculture Inc.

synopsis: The Corporate Executive Board announced that it has a agreement to acquire Iconoculture. The combined organization will strengthen the Corporate Executive Board’s footprint in the marketing function and provide marketing professionals and brand executives with a comprehensive view of the trends and values that influence consumer behavior.
buyer: Corporate Executive Board (CEB:$938.58)
The Corporate Executive Board is the premier, network-based knowledge resource, providing the world's leading executives with the authoritative and timely guidance needed to excel in their roles, take decisive action and improve company performance. "
target: Iconoculture Inc.
Iconoculture, the leading global consumer research and advisory company, delivers the most comprehensive consumer insights — quickly and more cost effectively — to Fortune 1000 corporations and agencies.
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closed 10/14/2009 via BusinessWire

Corporate Executive Board, acquired The Tower Group

synopsis: The Corporate Executive Board has announced the acquisition of TowerGroup, a leading financial services industry research and advisory firm. The combined organization will deepen the Corporate Executive Board’s financial services footprint in several of its target domain areas – most notably in technology and sales and marketing.
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 parent: MasterCard Incorporated
target: The Tower Group
TowerGroup is the leading research and advisory services firm focused exclusively on the financial services industry. TowerGroup brings many of the world’s leading financial institutions a deeper understanding of the business and technology issues impacting their organizations.
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closed 8/16/2007 via BusinessWire

Corporate Executive Board, acquired ITtoolbox

synopsis: The Corporate Executive Board has completed the acquisition of ITtoolbox. This extends Corporate Executive Boards best practices research, decision-support tools, and executive education services through the addition of an online community that enables IT and business professionals to share knowledge on information technology.
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 parent: Corporate Executive Board
target: ITtoolbox
ITtoolbox is an online community, enabling peers to share professional knowledge about information technology. Since 1998, ITtoolbox has helped professionals make IT decisions and stay current in the rapidly changing technology market through peer collaboration.
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closed 10/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Gartner, Inc., acquired Topo, Inc

synopsis: Gartner, a leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500, has acquired TOPO, a research, advisory, and consulting firm for sales and marketing organizations, to better help companies continue to grow revenue faster and sustain that growth.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner is a leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. Gartner's combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced, and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. "
target: Topo, Inc
TOPO is a research, advisory, and consulting firm that helps sales and marketing adopt the patterns and plays that drive faster revenue growth. The company develops research insights, actionable assessments, and market technology guides for marketing, sales development, and sales.
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announced 9/6/2018 via PR Web

Explorance, will acquire Metrics That Matter

synopsis: Explorance, the leading provider of Learning Journey Analytics solutions, announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Metrics That Matter (MTM), which is being divested from Gartner, Inc. MTM is a leading provider of Learning & Development (L&D) data and analytics solutions for the corporate market.
buyer: Explorance
eXplorance, a Learning Experience Management solutions provider, empowers organizations in making the right decisions with fact-based learning analytics. eXplorance’s Blue® and Bluepulse®, help instill a culture of continuous improvement by assessing, analysing, and improving stakeholder needs. "
target parent: Gartner, Inc.
target: Metrics That Matter
Metrics That Matter™ is the world's leading learning analytics system, providing talent development leaders with key data about the quality and impact of their programs.
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closed 9/6/2018 via PE Hub

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired Challenger Inc.

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners is pleased to announce that it has acquired the Challenger from Gartner, Inc. Challenger offers a suite of professional skills development, intelligence and workflow solutions that are underpinned by the world-renowned, research-based Challenger™ and Effortless Experience™ sales and marketing methodologies.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $6.7 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 parent: Gartner, Inc.
target: Challenger Inc.
Challenger is a leading global performance improvement platform that delivers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions focused on sales and marketing and customer service training through in-person workshops, eLearning and workflow tools, diagnostic and assessment offerings and more.
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announced 3/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Gartner, Inc., will acquire L2 Inc.

synopsis: Gartner, Inc., the world's leading information technology research and advisory company, is acquiring L2 Inc., a subscription-based business intelligence service that benchmarks the digital competence of brands. They provide their member brands with actionable, data-driven insights on their digital performance.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. They deliver the technology-related insight necessary for their clients to make the right decisions, every day. "
target: L2 Inc.
L2 is a subscription-based business intelligence service that benchmarks the digital competence of brands. They provide their member brands with actionable, data-driven insights on their digital performance at a fraction of the cost of traditional consulting.
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closed 4/6/2017 via BusinessWire

Gartner, Inc., acquired CEB Global

synopsis: Gartner, Inc., the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of CEB Inc., the industry leader in providing best practice and talent management insights.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. They deliver the technology-related insight necessary for their clients to make the right decisions, every day. "
target: CEB Global (CEB:$938.58)
CEB is a best practice insight and technology company. In partnership with leading organizations around the globe, CEB develop innovative solutions to drive corporate performance. CEB equips leaders at more than 10,000 companies with the intelligence to manage talent, customers and operations.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,600 [$3,300]
rev ($mm)
$950
EBITDA ($mm)
$200
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
16.5x
closed 11/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Gartner, Inc., acquired Machina Research

synopsis: Machina Research announces its acquisition by Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. Over the last six years Machina Research has assembled a market-leading set of analysts and research focused on the Internet of Things.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. They deliver the technology-related insight necessary for their clients to make the right decisions, every day. "
target: Machina Research
Machina Research is the world's leading advisor on the Internet of Things, M2M and Big Data. Through multi-client reports and client-specific consultancy Machina Research helps clients understand and embrace the opportunities created by the wide range of new forms of connected devices in the IoT.
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closed 6/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Gartner, Inc., acquired SCM World

synopsis: Gartner announced the acquisition of SCM World. The company is a leading cross-industry peer network and learning community providing subscription-based research and conferences powered by the world's most influential chief supply chain officers and senior supply chain practitioners.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. They deliver the technology-related insight necessary for their clients to make the right decisions, every day. "
target: SCM World
SCM World accelerates collective learning and performance across the supply chain industry. They harness the knowledge and expertise of the most forward-thinking supply chain practitioners to help spark new ideas and to challenge and validate existing strategies.
price ($mm)
$49
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closed 9/25/2015 via BusinessWire

Gartner, Inc., acquired Capterra, Inc.

synopsis: Gartner, Inc., a leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, announced the acquisition of Capterra. Capterra helps organizations find the right business software to meet their needs. The acquisition is consistent with Gartner’s growth strategy to help clients make the right technology-related decisions.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. The company delivers the technology-related insight necessary for its clients to make the right decisions. Gartner is a valuable partner to clients in approximately 10,000 distinct enterprises worldwide. "
target: Capterra, Inc. (:$6.00)
Capterra is the online marketplace for the enterprise software industry. Capterra's online software directories and complementary tools provide organizations with a free, comprehensive resource to research software solutions.
price ($mm)
$179
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closed 7/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

Gartner, Inc., acquired CloudHarmony

synopsis: Information technology research and advisory company Gartner has acquired CloudHarmony, an independent cloud performance benchmarking provider. CloudHarmony offers performance benchmarking, uptime monitoring, cloud consulting, cloud benchmarking consultation, cloud selection assistance, and cloud service profiling services for organizations.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. Gartner is the indispensable partner to 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations. "
target: CloudHarmony
CloudHarmony, founded in 2009, offers performance benchmarking, network benchmarking, uptime monitoring, cloud consulting, cloud benchmarking consultation, cloud selection assistance, and cloud service profiling services for organizations.
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closed 7/1/2015 via BusinessWire

Gartner, Inc., acquired Nubera

synopsis: Gartner, Inc., a provider of research on the global IT industry, has acquired Nubera, a provider of research programs and detailed user-generated and editorial reviews of software and mobile apps. Nubera, whose web property is GetApp, helps organizations discover, compare and choose the right business software and applications for their needs.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. Gartner is the indispensable partner to 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations. "
target: Nubera
Nubera develops cloud apps management services, with a strong focus on small and medium size businesses. Nubera's platforms attracts unique visits every month and covers all the main product platforms (cloud-based software, tablet apps, mobile apps, native apps, etc.) and business categories.
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closed 6/30/2014 via Company Press Release

Gartner, Inc., acquired Senexx

synopsis: Gartner, Inc., the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, announced that it has acquired Senexx, a cloud-based questions and answers platform that identifies and manages expertise within organizations.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. Gartner is the indispensable partner to 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations. "
target parent: TechStars
target: Senexx
Senexx is an internal Question and Answers platform that helps corporate identify and manage expertise within their organization, using a patent pending technology. Senexx is a private cloud-based service that integrates seamlessly into an organization's existing enterprise networking platform.
price ($mm)
$5.70
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closed 3/11/2014 via BusinessWire

Gartner, Inc., acquired Software Advice

synopsis: Gartner, Inc., the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, announced the acquisition of Software Advice, Inc., a trusted software review site.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. Gartner is the indispensable partner to 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations. "
target: Software Advice
Software Advice is a trusted resource for software buyers. The company’s website, www.softwareadvice.com, provides detailed reviews, comparisons and research to help organizations choose the right software.
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closed 12/30/2009 via BusinessWire

Gartner, Inc., acquired Burton Group

synopsis: Gartner, Inc., the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, announced that it acquired Burton Group, Inc., a leading research and advisory services firm that focuses on providing practical, technically in-depth advice to front-line IT professionals.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. Gartner is the indispensable partner to 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations. "
target: Burton Group
Burton Group provides in-depth, IT research and advisory services to executives and technologists. Burton Group provides clients company-wide access to its world-renowned analysts and a suite of powerful, intuitive research and decision support tools unmatched in the industry.
price ($mm)
$50
rev ($mm)
$30
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/21/2009 via BusinessWire

Gartner, Inc., acquired AMR Research

synopsis: Gartner, Inc., the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of AMR Research, Inc. AMR Research is a leading research and advisory services firm serving supply chain management and IT professionals.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. Gartner is the indispensable partner to 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations. "
target: AMR Research
AMR Research is the world’s leading independent research firm focused on the global supply chain and its supporting technologies. Founded in 1986 and privately held, AMR Research provides subscription advisory services and peer networking opportunities.
price ($mm)
$54
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
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closed 2/21/2008 via PR Newswire

CMP Channel, acquired Vision Events International

synopsis: CMP Channel, the number one destination for technology vendors and marketers looking to reach the $390 billion solution provider channel, announced that it has acquired Vision Events(R), a division of Gartner, Inc., and a provider of specialized domestic and international face-to-face IT events.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Channel
Everything Channel is the global leader in Channel execution and serves as the one stop shop for Solution Providers and the hardware and software suppliers that engage with the indirect sales Channel, which drives 75 percent of all technology sales throughout the world. "
target parent: Gartner, Inc.
target: Vision Events International
Vision Events, a division of Gartner, Inc., is a leading producer of highly focused business events that bring Resellers and End Users together with leading and emerging Vendors in Private Boardroom Appointments to form strategic partnerships and secure new business in the technology sector.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/1/2005 via BusinessWire

Gartner, Inc., acquired META Group, Inc.

synopsis: Gartner, Inc., the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of META Group, Inc., a premier information technology research and consulting firm.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. Gartner is the indispensable partner to 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations. "
target: META Group, Inc.
META Group is a leading provider of information technology research, advisory services, and strategic consulting. Delivering objective and actionable guidance, META Group's experienced analysts and consultants are trusted advisors to IT and business executives around the world. Our unique collabora
price ($mm)
$162
rev ($mm)
$139
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
23.8x
closed 9/13/2016 via GlobeNewswire

AOTMP, acquired Mobilocity LLC

synopsis: AOTMP, the leader in telecom management practices and industry standards for enterprises and vendors, announced that it acquired various assets of Mobilocity LLC, which provides market research, conferences & events and a number of certification programs.
buyer parent: Evotem
buyer: AOTMP
AOTMP is a global leader providing telecom management best practices and industry standards for organizations and the vendors who support them. AOTMP solutions help enterprises drive performance, efficiency and productivity while significantly reducing costs. "
target: Mobilocity LLC
Mobilocity focuses on monitoring and analyzing emerging trends, technologies, and market behavior in mobile computing and wireless data communications devices, software, and services. Mobilocity looks at devices, applications, and services as well as wireless connectivity to those devices.
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closed 11/6/2013 via PR Newswire

UMS Advisory, Inc., acquired IWMSconnect

synopsis: UMS Advisory, Inc., a leading global management consulting firm, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of IWMSconnect, a globally recognized provider of advanced workplace technology research, program toolkits, and consultative services.
buyer: UMS Advisory, Inc.
UMS Advisory, a leading global management consulting firm, focuses on driving measurable performance improvements in Real Estate and Facilities Management (RE/FM) for blue chip companies. "
target: IWMSconnect
IWMSconnect is recognized for its advanced knowledge platform and experienced leadership team that provides the data, tools, and insights. Their sight is set to innovating how organizations solve for integrated workplace management system (IWMS) technology more efficiently.
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closed 12/21/2009 via BusinessWire

Gartner, Inc., acquired AMR Research

synopsis: Gartner, Inc., the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of AMR Research, Inc. AMR Research is a leading research and advisory services firm serving supply chain management and IT professionals.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. Gartner is the indispensable partner to 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations. "
target: AMR Research
AMR Research is the world’s leading independent research firm focused on the global supply chain and its supporting technologies. Founded in 1986 and privately held, AMR Research provides subscription advisory services and peer networking opportunities.
price ($mm)
$54
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/11/2007 via

YouGov plc, acquired Polimetrix

synopsis: YouGov, plc the UK's leading online market research company, will acquire Palo Alto-based Polimetrix, Inc., a leader in online polling in the US. YouGov acquired 32% of Polimetrix in December 2006 and will pay $24.1 million in cash and stock for the remaining 68% of Polimetrix that it does not currently own.
buyer: YouGov plc (AIM:YOU:$223.64)
YouGov is a professional market research agency pioneering the use of the Internet and information technology to collect higher-quality in-depth data for market research and public consultation. The sample for each survey is carefully selected and controlled. "
target: Polimetrix
Polimetrix conduct surveys through our PollingPoint website, which provides anyone interested with the opportunity to participate in interesting and serious polls on a variety of topics. PollingPoint also conducts surveys among its opt-in panelists via e-mail. Our only business is polling.
price ($mm)
$24*
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
16.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/30/2007 via PR Newswire

Harris Interactive, acquired MediaTransfer AG Netresearch and Consulting

synopsis: Harris Interactive has acquired MediaTransfer AG Netresearch & Consulting, a private European online research firm based in Hamburg, Germany which will provide access into the $2.2 billion German market research market - the fourth-largest in the world.
buyer: Harris Interactive (HPOL:$140.32)
Harris Interactive is the 12th largest and fastest-growing market research firm in the world. The company provides innovative research, insights and strategic advice to help its clients make more confident decisions which lead to measurable and enduring improvements in performance. "
target: MediaTransfer AG Netresearch and Consulting
MediaTransfer AG specializes in online market research. Worldwide online panels allow MediaTransfer AG to offer clients from many different industries such as consumer and durable goods, telecommunications, financial services and automobile international market research, one stop.
price ($mm)
$8.10
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/22/2007 via Company Press Release

VNU Media Measurement & Information, purchased a minority stake in NetRatings, Inc.

synopsis: The Nielsen Company and NetRatings, Inc. completed the previously announced merger of NetRatings with a wholly owned subsidiary of The Nielsen Company.
buyer parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
buyer: VNU Media Measurement & Information
VNU Media Measurement & Information: global leader in measuring the usage of media. Every day, thousands of companies around the world rely on the information of VNU Media Measurement & Information to help them improve their business performance. "
target parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
target: NetRatings, Inc.
NetRatings, Inc. delivers leading Internet media and market research solutions, marketed globally under the Nielsen//NetRatings brand. With high quality, technology-driven products and services, Nielsen//NetRatings is the global standard for Internet audience measurement.
price ($mm)
$306*
rev ($mm)
$82
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
9.5x
EV / EBITDA
127.1x
closed 3/27/2006 via BusinessWire

Informed Balance merged with Sway, Inc.,

synopsis: Sway, Inc., a fast-growing, interactive marketing agency that builds social networks online, announced that it has merged with Informed Balance, a consulting firm which designs user experiences for global Fortune 500 companies.
buyer: Sway, Inc.
Sway creates innovative online experiences for businesses and their audiences. Through research, development and promotion, Sway creates measurable results that improve its clients' online presence, brand, and sales. "
target: Informed Balance
Informed Balance provides a host of online services such as Web strategy, usability and search engine optimization. The team of software engineers and user-centered designers balance market research, Web analytics and processes with the people side of the technology equation.
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closed 12/14/2015 via PR Newswire

Connexity, acquired Hitwise Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: Digital marketing company Connexity, Inc. has acquired Hitwise, a leader in large-scale online clickstream data collection and consumer behavioral analytics. Hitwise's broad, audience-based insights into consumer online behavioral trends bolsters Connexity's offering to marketers, agencies and publishers.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Connexity
Connexity, Inc. is a technology driven marketing solutions company that leverages almost twenty years of ecommerce expertise to enable retailers and brands to understand their consumers better, acquire new customers at a lower cost, and increase sales. "
target parent: Experian plc
target: Hitwise Pty. Ltd.
Hitwise is the leading online competitive intelligence service. Only Hitwise provides its 1,200 global clients with daily insights on how their customers interact with a broad range of competitive websites, and how their competitors use different tactics to attract online customers.
price ($mm)
$47
rev ($mm)
$74
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/20/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Ebiquity plc, acquired Stratigent LLC

synopsis: Ebiquity has acquired all of the membership interests in Stratigent LLC, a US-based multi-channel analytics provider that helps its clients to measure and optimise their consumer communications and engagement, predominantly focused on 'owned' channels.
buyer: Ebiquity plc (AIM:EBQ:$90.17)
Ebiquity plc, through its subsidiaries, provides a range of business critical data, analysis, and consultancy services to advertisers, media owners, and public relations professionals in the United Kingdom and internationally. "
target: Stratigent LLC
Stratigent is the global leader in providing multi-channel analytics consulting to enterprise level brands. Stratigent focuses on transforming the way organizations leverage data to make business decisions in the digital analytics space.
price ($mm)
$4.00
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/28/2010 via Company Press Release

Ipsos S.A, acquired OTX

synopsis: Ipsos has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of OTX Corporation (OTX - Online Testing Exchange), a fast growing online consumer research firm. Founded in 2000 as a division of iFilm, OTX was acquired from iFilm by the Pilot Group, ZelnickMedia and Shelley Zalis, OTX’s founder and Chief Executive Officer, in 2004.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,361.14)
Ipsos is the second largest survey based research company in the world. Headquartered in Paris, it has offices in 64 countries and conducts research in more than 100 countries. Founded in 1975, it is still managed and controlled by research professionals. "
target: OTX
OTX is a global research and consulting firm (18th largest US) that specializes in providing a suite of multimedia research products to the marketing, entertainment and advertising communities.
price ($mm)[EV]
$60 [$73]
rev ($mm)
$60
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/9/2009 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired KoreanClick

synopsis: The Nielsen Company announced that it has acquired KoreanClick, the leading Web measurement company in South Korea. Already setting the standard for Internet measurement in the fast growing Asia/Pacific region, Nielsen further extends its global leadership with this acquisition.
buyer parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,361.00)
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. "
target: KoreanClick
KoreanClick collects and analyzes information regarding the behaviors of South Korean Internet users. Through these activities KoreanClick offers local and foreign companies information about the internet industry, media research results, consulting services and search engine marketing information.
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closed 4/19/2007 via PR Newswire

Experian Information Solutions, acquired Hitwise Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: Experian, the global information solutions company, has acquired Hitwise, a leading Internet marketing intelligence company, which helps clients monitor the performance of their websites and target their online advertising spend more effectively. The purchase price is approximately $240m and will be funded from Experian's existing cash resources.
buyer: Experian Information Solutions
Experian is a global leader in providing information solutions to organizations and consumers. It helps organizations find, develop and manage profitable customer relationships by providing information, decision-making solutions and processing services. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Hitwise Pty. Ltd.
Hitwise is the leading online competitive intelligence service. Only Hitwise provides its 1,200 global clients with daily insights on how their customers interact with a broad range of competitive websites, and how their competitors use different tactics to attract online customers.
price ($mm)
$240
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/11/2011 via Market Wire

e-Rewards, Inc., will acquire Conversition Strategies

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire Conversition Strategies, a pioneer in the Social Media Research industry. Its primary, EvoListen, collects data sourced from online social media outlets, filters the data collected, utilizes scientific sampling and weighting to report the results, and then formats it into quantitative data sets.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc. is a global leader in permission based digital data collection and reporting. With over 1000 employees worldwide, it operates a strong portfolio of brands including Research Now, e-Miles, and Peanut Labs. "
target: Conversition Strategies
Conversition Strategies is an online social media data collection company based in Toronto, Canada. Conversition listens to consumers by applying scientific principles to the collection and analysis of social media data.
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closed 10/8/2010 via Market Wire

e-Rewards, Inc., acquired Peanut Labs, Inc.

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc. announced the successful completion of its recently announced transaction to acquire Peanut Labs, Inc. ("Peanut Labs"). Effective immediately, Peanut Labs is a wholly-owned subsidiary of e-Rewards.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc., owns Research Now, a global online sampling and online data collection company, recognized for delivering high-quality panelists, high response rates, and industry-leading panel retention rates. "
target: Peanut Labs, Inc.
Peanut Labs enables companies to gather quality data for market research by embedding surveys into a large and diverse population of social media sites. Peanut Labs has grown its respondent pool from 20 million consumers in 2007 to over 240 million consumers to date.
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closed 9/1/2010 via PR Newswire

Alterian, acquired Intrepid

synopsis: Alterian, the leader in customer engagement technology and solutions, announced that it has acquired Intrepid, an international market research and social media analytics consultancy. The acquisition further strengthens Alterian's market leadership position in social media marketing, and its application to the mainstream marketing mix.
buyer: Alterian (ALN:$184.18)
Alterian enables organizations to create relevant, effective and engaging experiences with their customers and prospects through social, digital, and traditional marketing channels. "
target: Intrepid
Intrepid is a global social media analytics and market research consultancy that supports business transformation through a deep, multi-channel understanding of people, markets and technology.
price ($mm)
$3.54
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announced 9/15/2011 via BusinessWire

Genpact Ltd, will acquire EmPower Research LLC

synopsis: Genpact Limited has signed a definitive agreement to acquire EmPower Research, an integrated media and business research company with strong capabilities in social media research, media monitoring and measurement. This acquisition will add significant expertise and intellectual property to Genpact’s Smart Decision Services business.
buyer: Genpact Ltd (G:$3,699.55)
Genpact is a global leader in business process and technology management, offering a broad portfolio of enterprise and industry-specific services. The company manages over 3,000 processes for more than 400 clients worldwide. "
target: EmPower Research LLC
EmPower Research is an integrated media and business research company. The company uses proprietary methodologies to listen and learn about conversations in the client ecosystem, deriving real insights for active stakeholder engagement.
price ($mm)
$17
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closed 5/12/2011 via BusinessWire

Forrester Research Inc., acquired Springboard Research

synopsis: Forrester Research, Inc., an independent research company that provides pragmatic and forward-thinking advice to global leaders in business and technology, has acquired Springboard Research. Springboard is a provider of research and advisory services focused on Asia Pacific and emerging markets.
buyer: Forrester Research Inc. (FORR:$349.37)
Forrester Research is an independent research company that provides pragmatic and forward-thinking advice to global leaders in business and technology. It works with professionals in 19 key roles at major companies providing proprietary research, customer insight, consulting, events, and more. "
target parent: Knowledge Platform
target: Springboard Research
Springboard Research is a next-generation IT market research and advisory firm. Springboard leverages its pioneering research model to deliver greater agility and flexibility in IT market research and helps its clients lead, rather than follow, market trends.
price ($mm)
$6.70
rev ($mm)
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closed 12/30/2009 via BusinessWire

Gartner, Inc., acquired Burton Group

synopsis: Gartner, Inc., the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, announced that it acquired Burton Group, Inc., a leading research and advisory services firm that focuses on providing practical, technically in-depth advice to front-line IT professionals.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. Gartner is the indispensable partner to 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations. "
target: Burton Group
Burton Group provides in-depth, IT research and advisory services to executives and technologists. Burton Group provides clients company-wide access to its world-renowned analysts and a suite of powerful, intuitive research and decision support tools unmatched in the industry.
price ($mm)
$50
rev ($mm)
$30
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/4/2021 via BusinessWire

TechTarget, Inc., acquired Enterprise Strategy Group

synopsis: TechTarget, Inc., the global leader in B2B technology purchase intent data and services for marketing and sales, announced the acquisition of The Enterprise Strategy Group, Inc. (ESG), a leading provider of decision-support content based on user research and market analysis for global enterprise technology companies.
buyer: TechTarget, Inc. (TTGT:$198.84)
TechTarget is the global leader in purchase marketing and sales services that deliver business impact for enterprise technology companies. By creating high-quality editorial content across more than 140 highly targeted technology-specific websites, they attract communities of technology buyers. "
target: Enterprise Strategy Group
Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) is an integrated, full-service IT analyst and business strategy firm, world-renowned for forward-looking market intelligence, analysis, and consulting services that deliver proven, measurable results.
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announced 10/19/2016 via PR Newswire

James Brehm & Associates will be merged with 151 Advisors,

synopsis: 151 Advisors, a global strategic consulting firm specializing in mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Cities, security and cloud-based technologies, and James Brehm & Associates, a leading IoT market intelligence and consulting firm have entered into a definitive agreement to merge and create the premier IoT consulting firm.
buyer: 151 Advisors
Founded in 2007, 151 Advisors is a strategic consulting firm with a global reputation for helping international technology companies build and execute go-to-market strategies that drive expansion, revenue growth and shareholder value. "
target: James Brehm & Associates
Founded in 2014, James Brehm & Associates is a consulting and market intelligence firm providing project based and retained strategic advisory services to technology companies worldwide. They empower companies to unlock unforeseen business potential in a hyper-connected world.
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