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announced 6/22/2022 via Company Press Release

Westat Inc., will acquire Insight Policy Research

synopsis: Westat, a company that offers professional services to help clients improve outcomes in health, education, social policy, and transportation, is to acquire Insight Policy Research, which has more than 15 years of experience conducting quantitative and qualitative data collection and research, program evaluation, and technical assistance.
buyer: Westat Inc.
Westat offers innovative professional services to help clients improve outcomes in health, education, social policy, and transportation. They specialize in Data Collection & Management, Clinical Trials, Statistical Research & Survey Methods, Evaluation, and Communications & Social Marketing. "
target: Insight Policy Research
Built on a foundation of rigorous research, Insight Policy Research has more than 15 years of experience conducting quantitative and qualitative data collection and research, program evaluation, and technical assistance for federal, state, and local governments and private-sector clients.
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announced 9/24/2021 via PR Newswire

Intouch Insight Inc., will acquire SeeLevel HX

synopsis: Intouch Insight Ltd. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mystery Researchers, LLC dba SeeLevel HX, the nation’s leading mystery shopping and customer experience agency, with more than 792,000 mystery shoppers across three continents.
buyer: Intouch Insight Inc. (TSXV:INX:$13.75)
Intouch Insight offers a complete portfolio of customer experience management (CEM) products and services that help global brands delight their customers, strengthen brand reputation and improve financial performance. "
target: SeeLevel HX
Mystery Researchers, LLC dba SeeLevel HX, is the nation’s leading mystery shopping and customer experience agency, with more than 792,000 mystery shoppers across three continents.
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closed 6/18/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Wood Mackenzie, acquired Roskill

synopsis: Edinburgh-based Wood Mackenzie has acquired Roskill, a privately-owned UK company and leader in metals and materials supply chain intelligence. The acquisition of Roskill reinforces Wood Mackenzie's ability to provide comprehensive, integrated analysis across the energy, and metals and mining value chain.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Wood Mackenzie
Based in the UK, Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk Analytics business, is a trusted source of commercial intelligence for the world's natural resources sector. The company empowers clients to make better strategic decisions, providing objective analysis and advice on assets, companies and markets. "
target: Roskill
Based in the UK, Roskill is a leader in critical materials supply chain intelligence, delivered through market reports, consulting, sustainability and cost analysis, and events. Its Roskill Interactive product is an online portal where clients can receive fast, accessible, and current analysis.
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closed 3/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

AdWanted, acquired Mediatel Group

synopsis: Adwanted Group announced its continued international expansion with the acquisition of Mediatel, a major player in the ecosystem of technologies for the advertising industry in the United Kingdom. Mediatel aggregates key industry data to help planning and buying decisions across all media.
buyer: AdWanted
Adwanted is a France-based media buying platform. Adwanted brings offline ad buying online by making the method of buying print ads in newspapers and magazines as automated, quick, and simple as buying programmatic ads for digital media platforms. "
target: Mediatel Group
Mediatel is the UK’s leading provider of media tech, data and thought-leadership. Mediatel Connected is their data and analysis product used by over 90 media agencies. Mediatel aggregates key industry data to help planning and buying decisions across all media.
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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 11/4/2020 via Company Press Release

Advent International, will purchase Nielsen Global Connect business from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: Nielsen is to sell its Global Connect business to Advent International. Nielsen Global Connect provides consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers with actionable information and a complete picture of the complex and changing marketplace that brands need to innovate and grow their business. The business will be renamed NielsenIQ.
buyer: Advent International
Founded in 1984, Advent International is one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors. The firm has invested in over 350 private equity transactions in 41 countries, and as of June 30, 2020, had $58.4 billion in assets under management. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$3,500.00)
Nielsen Global Connect provides consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers with actionable information and a complete picture of the complex and changing marketplace that brands need to innovate and grow their business.
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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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closed 10/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

Imago Techmedia Ltd., acquired Qualifa

synopsis: Imago Techmedia announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire B2B lead generation company Qualifa, to add to its expanding portfolio.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Imago Techmedia Ltd.
Established in 2005, Imago Techmedia has lead the industry in generating leads and delivering ROI for the enterprise IT and tech sectors in the UK and across Europe. "
target: Qualifa
Qualifa is an award winning multilingual lead generation and market research service provider for B2B publishing, marketing, events and tech companies.
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closed 9/22/2016 via BusinessWire

StellaService Inc., acquired ICC/Decision Services

synopsis: StellaService, the leader in helping companies grow through better customer service, announced the acquisition of ICC/Decision Services, a leader in successful in-store customer experience management programs including mystery shopping, customer intercepts and customer satisfaction surveys. This extends StellaService into in-store environments.
buyer: StellaService Inc.
StellaService helps companies grow through better service across their stores, contact centers and ecommerce fulfillment. Through a combination of software and proprietary data and insights, StellaService helps companies improve their operational and front-line team performance. "
target: ICC/Decision Services
ICC/Decision Services offers more than 37 years of hands-on experience designing and executing highly successful in-store customer experience management programs, including mystery shopping, customer intercepts and customer satisfaction surveys.
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closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: The NPD Group announced that it has purchased Nielsen’s VideoScan point-of-sale retail tracking service for the home video market. VideoScan monitors DVD sales, including HD and Blu-ray sales, based on information collected from retailers.
buyer: NPD Group, Inc.
The NPD Group is the leading global provider of consumer and retail market research solutions for a wide range of industries. They offer consumer behavior and point-of-sale (POS) information and industry expertise across more industries than any other market research company. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$3,500.00)
VideoScan is Nielsen's point-of-sale retail tracking service for the home video market. VideoScan monitors DVD sales, including HD and Blu-ray sales, based on information collected from retailers.
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closed 8/31/2015 via BusinessWire

Market Track, acquired Commercially Retail

synopsis: Market Track, LLC, the leading provider of advertising, brand protection and pricing intelligence solutions in North America, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Commercially Retail, Australia and New Zealand’s leading retail advertising monitoring company.
buyer parent: Aurora Capital Group
buyer: Market Track
Offered via a web-based software-as-a-service platform called FeatureVision, Market Track's solutions enable retailers and manufacturers of consumer goods to efficiently monitor and analyze causal data to maximize the value of their promotional campaigns. "
target: Commercially Retail
Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Commercially Retail provides facts and insights in relation to retailer driven advertising across both digital and print based mediums, via its software-as-a-service platform.
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closed 6/10/2015 via Company Press Release

Alcuin Capital Partners LLP, acquired Applied Market Information Ltd.

synopsis: Private equity investor Alcuin Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in Applied Market Information (AMI) from its original founders and shareholders. AMI is a leading provider of information services to the global plastics industry. These include conferences, market reports, consultancy projects, databases and digital magazines.
buyer: Alcuin Capital Partners LLP
Alcuin Capital Partners LLP is a private equity firm specializing in smaller middle market companies. The firm seeks to invest in growth capital, mezzanine, recapitalizations, buyouts, and buy-ins as well as provides development capital. "
target: Applied Market Information Ltd.
Applied Market Information (AMI) is a leading provider of information, market intelligence and conferences for the global plastics industry. AMI's data is built from a deep understanding of downstream demand trends, rather than simply studying the supply side or economic indicators.
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closed 12/31/2014 via Company Press Release

Datanyze.com, acquired LeadLedger LLC

synopsis: Datanyze, the trusted provider of technology data, is excited to announce it has acquired LeadLedger. LeadLedger is a source for digital competitive sales intelligence. LeadLedger provides sales leads and competitive intelligence spanning dozens of verticals and thousands of businesses.
buyer: Datanyze.com
Datanyze is the sales prospecting tool powered by technology data. By crawling millions websites each day, Datanyze helps businesses like Marketo, KISSmetrics and Fastly understand not only who is using their competitors’ software, but also when they started or stopped using it. "
target: LeadLedger LLC
LeadLedger is a source for digital competitive sales intelligence. LeadLedger provides sales leads and competitive intelligence spanning dozens of verticals and thousands of businesses. LeadLedger was founded in 2012 with the goal of improving the effectiveness of sales and marketing professionals.
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closed 5/5/2014 via PR Newswire

CompTIA, acquired TechAmerica

synopsis: CompTIA, the voice of the world's information, communications and technology industry, has acquired TechAmerica, a leader in public policy advocacy as well as business networking and intelligence.
buyer: CompTIA
CompTIA is the voice of the world's information, communications and technology industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. "
target: TechAmerica
TechAmerica is a leader in public policy advocacy as well as business networking and intelligence. Its membership is comprised of technology companies who create a variety of products and deliver a multitude of services in the private sector and to governments at the state and national level.
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closed 8/5/2013 via PR Web

SNL Kagan, LLC, acquired Multimedia Research Group, Inc.

synopsis: SNL Kagan announced that it has acquired Multimedia Research Group, Inc. (MRG), a leading media and technology research firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona. MRG offers analytics and industry intelligence on the video and media ecosystem in markets around the globe. MRG’s major focus areas are pay-TV, OTT video, and multiscreen.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: SNL Kagan, LLC
SNL Kagan, a division of SNL Financial LC, is a comprehensive resource for financial intelligence in the media and communications sector, including the broadcasting, cable, entertainment, motion picture, telecom, wireless, satellite, publishing and new media industries. "
target: Multimedia Research Group, Inc.
Multimedia Research Group, Inc. (MRG, Inc.) provides market analytics and industry intelligence of new technologies for the video and media ecosystems, and it provides strategic guidance for its clients.
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closed 1/3/2013 via PR Newswire

The 451 Group, acquired The Yankee Group

synopsis: The 451 Group, the corporate parent of 451 Research and Uptime Institute, announced the acquisition of Yankee Group, the preeminent research, data and advisory firm equipping enterprises to profit in a mobile world, from Alta Communications, a Boston-based private equity firm.
buyer: The 451 Group
The 451 Group owns and operates 451 Research, a leading technology-industry syndicated research and data firm focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. It also owns Uptime Institute, an independent provider of thought leadership, certification, education and professional services. "
target parent: Alta Equity Partners
target: The Yankee Group
Yankee Group is the preeminent research and advisory firm equipping companies to profit in a mobile world. The core of its content is proprietary research and analytics on the attitudes, behaviors, and usage patterns of mobile users.
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closed 12/15/2011 via PR Newswire

Live Nation, Inc., acquired BigChampagne Media Measurement

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment has acquired BigChampagne Media Measurement, a leading developer of technologies for collecting, analyzing and distributing media metrics. BigChampagne's Ultimate Chart platform will power social discovery, content relevancy and product personalization across Live Nation's businesses.
buyer: Live Nation, Inc. (LYV:$6,268.45)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. "
target: BigChampagne Media Measurement
BigChampagne is a leading developer of technologies for collecting, analyzing and distributing media metrics. The company acquires and analyzes billions of online and offline data points about popular entertainment.
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closed 10/14/2011 via BNC Analysis

ShopperTrak, acquired RCT Analytics Ltd.

synopsis: Retail store analysis specialist ShopperTrak has established a presence in Europe through the purchase of RCT Analytics, which develops a range of solutions to count consumers at shopping centres and retailers across the UK. ShopperTrak counts the number of shoppers entering and exiting retail stores and malls in 40,000 locations.
buyer: ShopperTrak
ShopperTrak provides shopper-traffic counting technology and data analysis to the most respected names in retail. ShopperTrak is an integral business partner and trusted advisor to the industry, bringing innovative technology and business expertise to organizations throughout the world. "
target: RCT Analytics Ltd.
RCT Analytics provides market research based consulting, benchmarking and analytical services; real-time local and hosted reporting for retail and shopping centre businesses; and integrated staff scheduling and business planning solutions.
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closed 9/22/2011 via BNC Analysis

St. Ives plc, acquired Pragma Consulting Ltd.

synopsis: Marketing services and print group St. Ives Plc has acquired Twickenham-based retail and consumer consultancy Pragma Consulting Ltd. The company provides marketing strategy and market research services to its clients.
buyer: St. Ives plc (GB:SIV:$186.01)
St. Ives provides marketing services, printed products and display solutions to publishing, retail and commercial markets throughout the UK. Its focus is on delivering high quality products to customers who have a need for service, complex solutions and added value services. "
target: Pragma Consulting Ltd.
Pragma Consulting Ltd. is a leading consultancy specialising in retail and consumer markets. The company provides marketing strategy and market research services to its clients.
price ($mm)
$5.17
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$4
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$1
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closed 9/21/2011 via Company Press Release

SPA Future Thinking, acquired Essential Research Ltd.

synopsis: SPA Future Thinking has acquired full-service market research consultancy Essential Research for an undisclosed sum. Essential is the latest acquisition made by SPA Future Thinking. In April, SPA Future Thinking acquired the Munro Group, incorporating FDS International and Maven Research.
buyer: SPA Future Thinking
Future Thinking is the new name for The Oxford Research Agency (TORA). Their methodologies and experience help their clients to predict the future, develop and launch successful products, estimate sales, and improve customer experiences. "
target: Essential Research Ltd.
Essential is a specialist in the media, communications, and entertainment sectors with a client portfolio that includes the BBC, Microsoft and O2. It offers a range of qualitative, quantitative and hybrid research methodologies to its clients.
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announced 6/22/2022 via Company Press Release

Westat Inc., will acquire Insight Policy Research

synopsis: Westat, a company that offers professional services to help clients improve outcomes in health, education, social policy, and transportation, is to acquire Insight Policy Research, which has more than 15 years of experience conducting quantitative and qualitative data collection and research, program evaluation, and technical assistance.
buyer: Westat Inc.
Westat offers innovative professional services to help clients improve outcomes in health, education, social policy, and transportation. They specialize in Data Collection & Management, Clinical Trials, Statistical Research & Survey Methods, Evaluation, and Communications & Social Marketing. "
target: Insight Policy Research
Built on a foundation of rigorous research, Insight Policy Research has more than 15 years of experience conducting quantitative and qualitative data collection and research, program evaluation, and technical assistance for federal, state, and local governments and private-sector clients.
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announced 6/22/2022 via Company Press Release

Westat Inc., will acquire Insight Policy Research

synopsis: Westat, a company that offers professional services to help clients improve outcomes in health, education, social policy, and transportation, is to acquire Insight Policy Research, which has more than 15 years of experience conducting quantitative and qualitative data collection and research, program evaluation, and technical assistance.
buyer: Westat Inc.
Westat offers innovative professional services to help clients improve outcomes in health, education, social policy, and transportation. They specialize in Data Collection & Management, Clinical Trials, Statistical Research & Survey Methods, Evaluation, and Communications & Social Marketing. "
target: Insight Policy Research
Built on a foundation of rigorous research, Insight Policy Research has more than 15 years of experience conducting quantitative and qualitative data collection and research, program evaluation, and technical assistance for federal, state, and local governments and private-sector clients.
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closed 11/15/2017 via BusinessWire

TractManager, acquired HAYES, Inc.

synopsis: TractManager, Inc., the healthcare industry’s largest supplier of strategic sourcing and contract lifecycle management (CLM) solutions, has acquired Hayes, Inc., an industry leader in providing clinically focused, evidence-based research and analysis to health plans, insurers, hospitals, healthcare systems, ACOs, and government agencies.
buyer parent: Arsenal Capital Partners
buyer: TractManager
TractManager’s healthcare-specific application suite serves three out of five U.S. hospitals. Serving the healthcare industry with integrity for more than 30 years, TractManager is the first-mover in strategic sourcing and enterprise contract lifecycle management. "
target: HAYES, Inc.
Hayes, Inc. is an industry leader in providing clinically focused, evidence-based research and analysis to health plans, insurers, hospitals, healthcare systems, ACOs, and government agencies.
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closed 1/17/2006 via PR Newswire

United BioSource Corporation, acquired MetaWorks, Inc.

synopsis: United BioSource Corporation (UBC) today announced the acquisition of MetaWorks, Inc., a leading provider of systematic reviews and meta-analyses to inform development, marketing, and regulatory decision-making regarding health care products and services.
buyer: United BioSource Corporation
United BioSource Corporation accelerates the generation, analysis and communication of real world evidence by integrating scientific and operational expertise with innovative technology solutions to support global development and commercialization of medical products for life science companies. "
target: MetaWorks, Inc.
MetaWorks Inc. has gained a reputation as one of the healthcare industry's most expert and reliable sources for Evidence-Based Medical Information and technology. MetaWorks is a leading provider of systematic reviews, meta-analyses and other evidence-based-information services.
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closed 1/31/2017 via Company Press Release

DrFirst, Inc., acquired VisibilityRx

synopsis: DrFirst, a pioneer in electronic prescribing, integrated medication management and secure communication for healthcare, has acquired VisibilityRx, a provider of clinical trial recruitment services to life sciences, clinical research organizations and pharmacies. Healthcare companies use VisibilityRx to effectively communicate messages to patients.
buyer: DrFirst, Inc.
DrFirst pioneers software solutions and services that provide real-time access to patient data, improve communication and collaboration at the point of care and across the patient’s circle of caregivers, and enhance the doctor’s clinical view of the patient to help drive better health outcomes. "
target: VisibilityRx
VisibilityRx is the leader in precise patient identification and communication solutions for clinical trials, risk evaluation and mitigation strategies, and market research initiatives. It is utilized by many healthcare companies to effectively communicate their messages to their patients.
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closed 11/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Precision for Value, acquired Redwood Outcomes

synopsis: Precision for Value, a company that supports commercial excellence for global pharmaceutical and life sciences clients through the demonstration and communication of product value and outcomes, announced its acquisition of Redwood Outcomes, a leading international health economics and outcomes research company.
buyer parent: Precision for Medicine
buyer: Precision for Value
Precision for Value supports excellence for global pharmaceutical and life sciences clients through the communication of product value and outcomes. The Precision for Value teams provide clients with services of industry knowledge, demonstrated analytics proficiency, and communications prowess. "
target: Redwood Outcomes
Redwood Outcomes is a Health Economics & Outcomes Research firm. They aim to advance and apply the science of evidence synthesis, integration, and communication to optimize health care decision-making.
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announced 10/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Eversana, will acquire Cornerstone Research Group

synopsis: EVERSANA™, the leading independent provider of commercial services to the life science industry, announced an agreement to acquire Canada-based Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Cornerstone is a global health economic and market access research company supporting pharmaceutical and medical device companies.
buyer parent: Water Street Healthcare Partners
buyer: Eversana
EVERSANA offers a fully integrated and independent commercial services platform designed to solve global pricing, access, reimbursement, adherence and product delivery challenges in the life science sector. "
target: Cornerstone Research Group
Cornerstone is a global health economic and market access research company supporting pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Founded in 2005, Cornerstone’s initial focus was to build on the partners’ experience in health economic research with an emphasis on global cost-effectiveness models.
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closed 8/13/2012 via Company Press Release

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired Therapeutic Research Center, Inc.

synopsis: Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused private equity firm, announced that it has completed a strategic investment in Therapeutic Research Center, a leading provider of drug therapy recommendations, continuing education, training, and data to the healthcare community.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm with offices in San Francisco and London focused exclusively on investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. "
target: Therapeutic Research Center, Inc.
Therapeutic Research Center is a research, analytic, and information services organization that provides evidence-based drug therapy recommendations for physicians, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and other healthcare professionals.
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closed 8/11/2020 via Company Press Release

BresMed Health Solutions Ltd, acquired Cello Health plc

synopsis: Arsenal Capital Partners, a specialized private equity firm investing in healthcare and industrials companies, has acquired Cello Health plc, the global healthcare-focused advisory firm. Cello Health’s capabilities and culture are highly complementary with those of BresMed, a leader in health economic research acquired by Arsenal.
buyer parent: Arsenal Capital Partners
buyer: BresMed Health Solutions Ltd
BresMed is a health economic and outcomes research consultancy that provides health economic solutions to the global pharmaceutical industry. Established in 2006, BresMed has more than 150 staff across offices in the U.K., Ireland, the Netherlands, the U.S., and India. "
target: Cello Health plc (CLLL:$204.91)
Cello Health is a global healthcare-focused advisory firm comprised of a set of leading scientific, commercial advisory and digital delivery capabilities. Cello Health enables clients to commercialise, differentiate their assets, and drive brand success.
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closed 3/31/2020 via BusinessWire

Evaluate Ltd., acquired Black Swan Analysis

synopsis: Evaluate, a company that provides trusted commercial intelligence for the pharmaceutical industry, has acquired Black Swan Analysis, a unique analysis practice that provides a turnkey solution to companies that may be resource restricted with limited capacity to provide a robust valuation for their healthcare products.
buyer: Evaluate Ltd.
Evaluate provides trusted commercial intelligence for the pharmaceutical industry. They help their clients to refine and transform their understanding of the past, present and future of the global pharmaceutical market to drive better decisions. "
target: Black Swan Analysis
Based in the UK, Black Swan Analysis is a unique analysis practice that provides a turnkey solution to companies that may be resource restricted with limited capacity to provide a robust valuation for their healthcare products.
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closed 8/14/2019 via BusinessWire

SARORAS Private Capital, acquired InCrowd

synopsis: SARORAS Private Capital, a private equity investment firm focused on the technology-enabled services industry, has made a majority investment in InCrowd, pioneer of real-time data market insights in the life sciences industry.
buyer: SARORAS Private Capital
SARORAS Private Capital provides equity capital to growing companies in the technology-enabled services industry. SARORAS aspires to build industry-leading companies supporting innovative and entrepreneurial management teams to generate long-term, sustainable growth. "
target: InCrowd
InCrowd is the pioneer of the real-time, mobile first, MicroSurvey solution, delivering the top global 100 life science firms agile, primary market research. InCrowd accelerates market research and time-to-respond to insights to ensure effective brand management and strong brand health.
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closed 7/4/2018 via Company Press Release

Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services, acquired SmartAnalyst, Inc.

synopsis: UDG Healthcare plc, a leading international healthcare services provider, is pleased to announce the acquisition of SmartAnalyst, a New York-based strategic commercialisation consulting and analytics business. The business will become part of Ashfield Communications.
buyer parent: UDG Healthcare plc
buyer: Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services
Ashfield is a global leader in commercialisation services for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. They provide field and contact centre sales teams, healthcare communications, patient support, audit, advisory, medical information and event management services. "
target: SmartAnalyst, Inc.
SmartAnalyst is a US-based strategic consulting and analytics business focused on the pharmaceutical and biotech sector. SmartAnalyst provides strategic consulting services to pharmaceutical and biotech companies to support disease, asset, and portfolio level decisions.
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announced 4/15/2015 via Company Press Release

Copernicus Marketing Consulting, will acquire Forbes Consulting Group

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire Forbes Consulting Group and have it become part of Copernicus Marketing Consulting post acquisition. Founded in 1985, Forbes Consulting Group specializes in both quantitative and qualitative research and analysis.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Copernicus Marketing Consulting
Copernicus Marketing Consulting is a research-and-data-driven marketing consulting firm in the business of transforming companies. They use front-line experience, insights, and advanced analytics to help B2B and B2C companies develop, plan, and implement strategies that change brand trajectories. "
target: Forbes Consulting Group
The Forbes Consulting Group is a strategic and innovative market research company providing global clients with deeper levels of insight about emotions and motivations - and helping them gain strategic market advantage on the strength of these insights.
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closed 9/4/2013 via BusinessWire

Information Resources, Inc., acquired Aztec

synopsis: Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), a global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and over-the-counter healthcare companies, announced it has acquired Aztec, a leading provider of market measurement and related services for consumer packaged goods (CPG), liquor and pharmaceutical manufacturers and retailers.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: Information Resources, Inc.
Information Resources, Inc. (IRi) delivers powerful market and shopper information, predictive analysis and foresight that leads to action. They go beyond the data to ignite extraordinary growth for their clients by pinpointing what matters and illuminating how it can impact their businesses. "
target parent: Dentsu Inc.
target: Aztec
Aztec provides scan-data services to consumer packaged goods retailers and manufacturers. Aztec offers computer-based information services and core offerings include data processing and reporting, leading-edge user friendly software, training and client service support.
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closed 1/30/2013 via BNC Analysis

Cello Group, acquired Mash Health

synopsis: UK pharma researcher and communications consultancy Mash Health Limited and its US business Mash Health, Inc have been acquired by the UK’s Cello Group plc. Mash Health is a UK pharma researcher and communications consultancy. Mash works for clients in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and consumer healthcare sectors.
buyer: Cello Group (CLLL:$204.91)
Cello is a leading global insight and strategic marketing group with a primary focus on the pharmaceutical and health sectors in addition to deep expertise in a range of other high margin sectors. "
target: Mash Health
Mash Health is a UK pharma researcher and communications consultancy. Teddington-based Mash works for clients in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and consumer healthcare sectors, and was established in 2009.
price ($mm)
$0.99
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/25/2020 via BusinessWire

W2O Group, acquired Elysia Group

synopsis: W2O, the leading independent provider of analytics-driven, technology-enabled marketing and communications solutions to the healthcare sector, announced it has acquired Elysia Group, a health economic and outcomes research (HEOR) consulting firm operating in the United States and Asia Pacific.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: W2O Group
W2O is an independent provider of analytics-driven, digital-first marketing and communications to the healthcare sector. W2O applies analytics models, methodologies and approaches in a digital world to design precise communications and marketing strategies to deliver sustained business results. "
target: Elysia Group
Elysia Group is a health economic and outcomes research consulting firm. Elysia provides pharmaceutical and medical device clients with innovative modeling approaches to health economic strategy and evidence development using data and analytics and real-world evidence.
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closed 4/12/2018 via BusinessWire

Certara, acquired Analytica Laser

synopsis: Certara, the global leader in model-informed drug development and regulatory science, announced that it has acquired Analytica Laser, a global research consultancy that uses health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) and real-world data to provide the highest level of scientific evidence of the value of medicines and health technologies.
buyer parent: Arsenal Capital Partners
buyer: Certara (:$261.77)
Certara is a leading provider of decision support technology and consulting services for optimizing drug development and improving health outcomes. "
target: Analytica Laser
Analytica Laser, a global research consultancy that uses health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) and real-world data to provide the highest level of scientific evidence of the value of medicines and health technologies.
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closed 1/19/2016 via GlobeNewswire

ExamWorks, Inc., acquired Advanced Medical Reviews

synopsis: ExamWorks Group, Inc., a leading provider of independent medical examinations, peer reviews, Medicare compliance services and other related services, announced the acquisition of Advanced Medical Reviews, Inc., a national peer review provider with a software platform that enables workflow customization and integration with customer software.
buyer: ExamWorks, Inc. (EXAM:$819.57)
ExamWorks, Inc. is a leading provider of independent medical examinations, peer reviews, bill reviews, Medicare compliance service and IME-related services to the insurance and legal industries, third-party administrators, self-insured parties and federal and state agencies. "
target: Advanced Medical Reviews
Advanced Medical Reviews (AMR), one of the country's top medical peer review organizations, delivers services to a diverse group of healthcare and legal organizations, including: health plans, managed care groups, workers' compensation and disability clients, TPA, IPA and Medical Groups.
price ($mm)
$30
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closed 4/28/2014 via PR Newswire

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired Dynamic Clinical Systems

synopsis: Press Ganey, the leading patient experience improvement firm, announced the acquisition of Dynamic Clinical Systems, a patient-reported outcomes services and solutions provider. The acquisition expands Press Ganey's Patient Voice portfolio for health care organizations with the ability to collect, measure and analyze patient-reported data.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey partners with more than 10,000 health care organizations worldwide to create and sustain high-performing organizations. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to help clients operate efficiently, improve quality, increase market share and optimize reimbursement. "
target: Dynamic Clinical Systems
Dynamic Clinical Systems is the health care industry's most comprehensive and technically advanced provider of patient-reported outcomes services and solutions, offering an survey system that makes self-reported patient survey data and evidence-based protocols accessible at the point of need.
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closed 12/9/2013 via BusinessWire

IMS Health Incorporated, acquired Pygargus

synopsis: IMS Health, a leading worldwide provider of information, technology and services, has acquired Pygargus, an industry-leading life sciences advisory and analytics firm based in Sweden, to further advance its technology-enabled Real-World Evidence solutions and global RWE footprint.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: IMS Health Incorporated (NYSE:IQV:$10,412.00)
IMS Health is a leading worldwide provider of information, technology, and services dedicated to making healthcare perform better. The IMS global technology infrastructure, advanced analytics and proprietary software platforms help clients improve patient outcomes and operate more efficiently. "
target: Pygargus
Pygargus is a leading independent Scandinavian life science consultancy specialized in Real World Outcomes Research, offering expertise in electronic medical records, registry data handling, data integration and scientific project management.
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closed 1/19/2011 via Company Press Release

ICON Plc, acquired Oxford Outcomes

synopsis: ICON plc, a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, has announced the expansion of its Late Phase and Outcomes Research services through the acquisition of Oxford Outcomes, a leading international health outcomes consultancy.
buyer: ICON Plc (ICLR:$1,541.91)
ICON plc is a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. "
target: Oxford Outcomes
Headquartered in Oxford, UK, and with offices in the USA and Canada, Oxford Outcomes provides specialist services in the areas of patient reported outcomes (PRO), health economics, epidemiology and translation and linguistic validation.
price ($mm)
$28*
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announced 3/8/2012 via PR Newswire

Diversified Agency Services, will acquire Medical Collective Intelligence Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Diversified Agency Services announced an agreement with ITOCHU Corporation and a number of venture capital funds to acquire a majority stake in Medical Collective Intelligence Co. Ltd., a highly respected Japanese online medical communications agency.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Diversified Agency Services
Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc., manages Omnicom's holdings in a variety of marketing disciplines. DAS includes more than 190 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations. "
target parent: Itochu Corporation
target: Medical Collective Intelligence Co. Ltd.
Medical Collective Intelligence Co. Ltd. ("MCI") is a highly respected and well-known Japanese online medical communications agency. Based in Tokyo, MCI operates a Marketing Research division and a Detailing Solutions division, both focused on the healthcare industry.
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