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closed 6/25/2008 via BusinessWire

Analysys Mason, acquired OSS Observer LLC

synopsis: Analysys Mason, the premier adviser to the telecom, ICT, and digital media industry, has acquired OSS Observer LLC, a US-based telecom software market research firm delivering global telecom software market analysis to vendors, operators, integrators, and the financial community.
buyer: Analysys Mason
Analysys Mason delivers strategy advice, operations support, and market intelligence to leading commercial and public-sector organizations in telecom, IT, and media. "
target: OSS Observer LLC
OSS Observer is a market research firm covering the global telecom software market, which provides clear reasoning and practical recommendations to help clients make informed business decisions.
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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 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 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 8/27/2008 via PR Newswire

Light Reading, Inc., acquired Pyramid Research

synopsis: TechWeb's Light Reading Communications Network, the leading integrated publishing, events and research company serving the global communications marketplace, has acquired Pyramid Research, a market research and advisory service company.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: Light Reading, Inc.
Light Reading Inc. is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. "
target: Pyramid Research
For twenty years, Pyramid Research has helped companies in the converging communications, media and technology industries stay ahead of market trends, understand competitive threats and capitalize on opportunities.
price ($mm)
$8.00
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$8
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1.1x
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announced 6/4/2021 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, will acquire International Data Group

synopsis: Blackstone announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire International Data Group, Inc. (“IDG”) from Oriental Rainbow, LLC, a subsidiary of China Oceanwide Holdings Group. International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$20,247.19)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $619 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target parent: China Oceanwide Holdings Group
target: International Data Group
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide.
price ($mm)
$1,300
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closed 3/29/2017 via PR Newswire

China Oceanwide Holdings Group, IDG Capital Partners, acquired International Data Group

synopsis: China Oceanwide announced the close of the acquisition of International Data Group, Inc. ("IDG") on March 29. IDG is a world leader in market research and insights and was one of the first US IT companies to enter the Chinese market. IDG has created a host of leading technology and media brands and runs a successful venture investment business.
buyer: IDG Capital Partners
buyer: China Oceanwide Holdings Group (SEHK:715:$19.74)
China Oceanwide is an international conglomerate. It's businesses include financial services, real estate assets, media, technology and strategic investment. IDG Capital was one of the first foreign venture capital firms to enter the Chinese market and focus exclusively on Chinese companies. "
target: International Data Group
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide.
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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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closed 8/10/2007 via PR Newswire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Telephia Inc

synopsis: The Nielsen Company has completed the acquisition of San Francisco-based Telephia, Inc., the leading provider of syndicated consumer research to the telecom and mobile media markets. This transaction puts Nielsen at the forefront of independent measurement and analysis of media and data content on mobile devices worldwide.
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: Telephia Inc
Telephia is the world's largest provider of syndicated consumer research to the telecom and mobile media markets. Telephia uses its unique measurement tools and large-scale consumer panels to completely understand the digital consumer's behavior, attitudes and experience.
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closed 3/22/2012 via BNC Analysis

IHS, Inc., acquired IMS Research

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of information and analytics, announced that it has acquired IMS Research, a leading independent provider of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target: IMS Research
IMS Research is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry, offering syndicated market studies, custom research and consultancy services. Clients include most of the household names in the industry.
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$46
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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
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closed 11/19/2010 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired iSuppli Corporation

synopsis: IHS Inc., a leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has completed the closing of its acquisition of iSuppli Corporation, the global leader in technology value chain research and advisory services.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS is a leading source of information and insight in pivotal areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. "
target: iSuppli Corporation
iSuppli Corporation is the global leader in technology value chain research and advisory services. Services afforded by iSuppli range from electronic component research to device-specific application market forecasts, and from teardown analysis to consumer electronics.
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$94
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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
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$30
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closed 3/5/2012 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Displaybank

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of information and analysis, announced that it has acquired Displaybank, a global authority in market research and consulting for the display industry. The transaction represents the company’s first acquisition of an Asia Pacific-based company.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target: Displaybank
Displaybank is a global authority in market research and consulting for the electronic display industry. Headquartered in Seoul, Korea, Displaybank has solidified its position as the global leader in the display industry and solar market research.
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announced 7/17/2008 via PR Newswire

iSuppli Corporation, will acquire Telematics Research Group

synopsis: iSuppli Corp. is pleased to announce it is driving automotive market research to the next level by acquiring Telematics Research Group, Inc., the leader in vehicle-electronics business intelligence.
buyer: iSuppli Corporation
iSuppli Corporation, the global leader in electronics industry intelligence, provides market intelligence services for the entire electronics value chain. Services afforded by iSuppli range from electronic component research to device-specific application market forecasts. "
target: Telematics Research Group
Telematics Research Group, Inc. is a global provider of business intelligence services to the automotive and mobile electronics industries. TRG is able to collect, analyze, and forecast the global demand for a multitude of automotive and mobile electronics technologies.
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closed 12/8/2021 via BusinessWire

Moa Capital, LLC, acquired TeleGeography US

synopsis: TeleGeography, a global telecommunications market research and consulting firm, has been acquired by Moa Capital, a U.S.-based private equity firm. Under Moa Capital's ownership, TeleGeography will continue its commitment to delivering the best telecom data and analysis with security and integrity at the core.
buyer: Moa Capital, LLC
Moa Capital is a growth private equity firm focused on companies in the lower middle market. Moa Capital has a network of operating executives that assist with developing the business strategy and implementing growth initiatives. "
target: TeleGeography US
TeleGeography is a telecommunications market research and consulting firm that conducts in-depth research, compiles large data sets, and clearly presents this information in online reports and databases.
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closed 8/1/2008 via PR Newswire

T3i Group LLC, purchased Telecom Intelligence Group from Access Intelligence, LLC

synopsis: T3i Group LLC, an investor-backed company formed by financier Richard Dorfman, announced that it has acquired the Telecom Intelligence Group (TIG) division of Access Intelligence. TIG is a leading provider of market research, data, analysis, and consulting and advisory services to the telecommunications industry.
buyer: T3i Group LLC
T3i Group is an investor-backed company that provides market research, data, analysis, and consulting and advisory services to the telecommunications industry. "
seller parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
seller: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets.
price ($mm)
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$80
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closed 8/18/2021 via BNC Analysis

TechInsights, acquired VLSI Research Inc.

synopsis: TechInsights Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of VLSI Research Inc., the award-winning provider of market and economic analysis covering the semiconductor supply chain. Together, TechInsights and VLSI will provide a unified platform of the most valuable semiconductor-related content to inform the world's most innovative companies.
buyer: TechInsights
TechInsights is the global leader in delivering Intellectual Property (IP) consulting, patent brokerage and technical analysis. Its patent professionals help technology companies strategically align their patent portfolios with business objectives to maximize growth. "
target: VLSI Research Inc.
VLSI Research Inc. is the award-winning provider of market and economic analysis covering the semiconductor supply chain. VLSI's information is selectively crafted by the world's most renowned semiconductor market research analysts who have over a century of combined experience.
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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 6/25/2008 via BusinessWire

Analysys Mason, acquired OSS Observer LLC

synopsis: Analysys Mason, the premier adviser to the telecom, ICT, and digital media industry, has acquired OSS Observer LLC, a US-based telecom software market research firm delivering global telecom software market analysis to vendors, operators, integrators, and the financial community.
buyer: Analysys Mason
Analysys Mason delivers strategy advice, operations support, and market intelligence to leading commercial and public-sector organizations in telecom, IT, and media. "
target: OSS Observer LLC
OSS Observer is a market research firm covering the global telecom software market, which provides clear reasoning and practical recommendations to help clients make informed business decisions.
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closed 7/18/2018 via Company Description

Analysys Mason, acquired AMI-Partners

synopsis: Analysys Mason, a global consulting and research firm specializing in telecoms, media, technology, and digital services, has acquired AMI-Partners, a SMB Information and Communications Technology focused global research and consulting firm.
buyer: Analysys Mason
Based in the UK, Analysys Mason is a global consulting and research firm specializing in telecoms, media, technology and digital services. They are at the forefront of developments in the digital economy and are advising clients on new business strategies to address disruptive technologies. "
target: AMI-Partners
AMI-Partners is an SMB Information and Communications Technology focused global research and consulting firm that specialises in go-to-market opportunity assessment, tracking buying behaviour, customer segmentation, channel partner ecosystem dynamics and sales enablement with predictive analytics.
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closed 6/25/2008 via BusinessWire

Analysys Mason, acquired OSS Observer LLC

synopsis: Analysys Mason, the premier adviser to the telecom, ICT, and digital media industry, has acquired OSS Observer LLC, a US-based telecom software market research firm delivering global telecom software market analysis to vendors, operators, integrators, and the financial community.
buyer: Analysys Mason
Analysys Mason delivers strategy advice, operations support, and market intelligence to leading commercial and public-sector organizations in telecom, IT, and media. "
target: OSS Observer LLC
OSS Observer is a market research firm covering the global telecom software market, which provides clear reasoning and practical recommendations to help clients make informed business decisions.
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closed 6/25/2008 via BusinessWire

Analysys Mason, acquired OSS Observer LLC

synopsis: Analysys Mason, the premier adviser to the telecom, ICT, and digital media industry, has acquired OSS Observer LLC, a US-based telecom software market research firm delivering global telecom software market analysis to vendors, operators, integrators, and the financial community.
buyer: Analysys Mason
Analysys Mason delivers strategy advice, operations support, and market intelligence to leading commercial and public-sector organizations in telecom, IT, and media. "
target: OSS Observer LLC
OSS Observer is a market research firm covering the global telecom software market, which provides clear reasoning and practical recommendations to help clients make informed business decisions.
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announced 7/8/2014 via Company Press Release

Progressive Digital Media Group Plc, will acquire Current Analysis, Inc.

synopsis: Progressive Digital Media Group plc is pleased to announce its agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of CurrentAnalysis Inc, an established and well regarded business which provides subscription based business intelligence services to the ICT industry.
buyer: Progressive Digital Media Group Plc (AIM:DATA:$147.65)
Progressive Digital Media Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides business information, research, and digital marketing services for senior level decision makers in the United Kingdom and internationally. "
target parent: Apex Investment Fund L.P.
target: Current Analysis, Inc.
Current Analysis, enables sales and marketing personnel to anticipate and respond rapidly to competitive threats and market opportunities. The company's competitive response solutions combine continuous, change-driven expert analysis, powerful Web-based delivery, integration services & more.
price ($mm)
$20
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$13
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closed 12/15/2021 via Company Press Release

Ookla, acquired RootMetrics

synopsis: Ookla, a web service that provides free analysis of Internet access performance metrics, such as connection data rate and latency, has acquired RootMetrics, an independent mobile network research firm that specializes in providing unbiased mobile network performance information and mapping.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ookla
Speedtest.net, also known as Speedtest by Ookla, is a web service that provides free analysis of Internet access performance metrics, such as connection data rate and latency. "
target parent: IHS Markit Ltd.
target: RootMetrics
RootMetrics is an independent mobile network research firm that specializes in providing unbiased mobile network performance information and mapping.
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closed 4/20/2015 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired RootMetrics

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has acquired RootMetrics, a U.S.-based independent mobile networks analytics firm that offers insights into the mobile user experience.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: RootMetrics
RootMetrics is an independent mobile network research firm that specializes in providing unbiased mobile network performance information and mapping.
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closed 8/27/2008 via PR Newswire

Light Reading, Inc., acquired Pyramid Research

synopsis: TechWeb's Light Reading Communications Network, the leading integrated publishing, events and research company serving the global communications marketplace, has acquired Pyramid Research, a market research and advisory service company.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: Light Reading, Inc.
Light Reading Inc. is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. "
target: Pyramid Research
For twenty years, Pyramid Research has helped companies in the converging communications, media and technology industries stay ahead of market trends, understand competitive threats and capitalize on opportunities.
price ($mm)
$8.00
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$8
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1.1x
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closed 12/8/2021 via BusinessWire

Moa Capital, LLC, acquired TeleGeography US

synopsis: TeleGeography, a global telecommunications market research and consulting firm, has been acquired by Moa Capital, a U.S.-based private equity firm. Under Moa Capital's ownership, TeleGeography will continue its commitment to delivering the best telecom data and analysis with security and integrity at the core.
buyer: Moa Capital, LLC
Moa Capital is a growth private equity firm focused on companies in the lower middle market. Moa Capital has a network of operating executives that assist with developing the business strategy and implementing growth initiatives. "
target: TeleGeography US
TeleGeography is a telecommunications market research and consulting firm that conducts in-depth research, compiles large data sets, and clearly presents this information in online reports and databases.
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closed 8/1/2008 via PR Newswire

T3i Group LLC, purchased Telecom Intelligence Group from Access Intelligence, LLC

synopsis: T3i Group LLC, an investor-backed company formed by financier Richard Dorfman, announced that it has acquired the Telecom Intelligence Group (TIG) division of Access Intelligence. TIG is a leading provider of market research, data, analysis, and consulting and advisory services to the telecommunications industry.
buyer: T3i Group LLC
T3i Group is an investor-backed company that provides market research, data, analysis, and consulting and advisory services to the telecommunications industry. "
seller parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
seller: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets.
price ($mm)
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$80
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closed 4/7/2009 via BusinessWire

The 451 Group, acquired Moss Creek Capital

synopsis: The 451 Group has acquired independent equity-research firm Moss Creek Capital in order to expand its services for the professional investment community. The acquisition expands the coverage and financial expertise of The 451 Group, an independent analyst firm that covers emerging technologies within the enterprise IT industry.
buyer: The 451 Group
The 451 Group is an independent technology industry analyst company focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. The company's analysts provide critical and timely insight into the market and competitive dynamics of innovation in emerging technology segments. "
target: Moss Creek Capital
Dallas-based Moss Creek Capital provides investment research on publicly traded software companies, offering actionable insight gleaned from conversations with end users, key players in the software distribution channel and company executives.
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closed 3/3/2011 via BusinessWire

The 451 Group, acquired TheInfoPro

synopsis: The 451 Group, a leading technology-industry analyst company, has announced the acquisition of the assets of TheInfoPro, a New York-based advisory and research firm providing real-world perspectives on the enterprise IT customer as well as analysis of the technology-vendor landscape.
buyer: The 451 Group
The 451 Group is a leading technology-industry analyst company focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. The company's analysts provide critical and timely insight into the market and competitive dynamics of innovation in emerging technology segments. "
target: TheInfoPro
TheInfoPro is a leading advisory and research firm that provides real-world perspectives on the customer and market dynamics of the enterprise information technology landscape by using a unique research methodology that harnesses the collective knowledge and insights of leading IT organizations.
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closed 5/4/2010 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired GlanceGuide Inc.

synopsis: The Nielsen Company announced the acquisition of GlanceGuide, a leading video analytics and technology company in Palo Alto, CA. GlanceGuide’s advanced analytics capabilities have been immediately integrated into Nielsen’s online video measurement tools to deliver more actionable daily insights to media publishers, agencies and advertisers.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,361.00)
The Nielsen Company is a global information and media company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and business publications. "
target: GlanceGuide Inc.
GlanceGuide offers a hosted service for web video analytics that captures and analyzes every video event once viewers hit Play. The service helps clients make decisions on how to optimize and better monetize online video content and ad assets.
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closed 12/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

TransUnion LLC, acquired NeuStar, Inc.

synopsis: TransUnion has acquired Neustar, a premier identity resolution company with leading solutions in Marketing, Fraud and Communications, from a private investment group led by Golden Gate Capital.
buyer: TransUnion LLC (TRU:$3,009.80)
TransUnion is a global information and insights company that makes trust possible in the modern economy. TransUnion provides solutions that help create economic opportunity, great experiences, and personal empowerment for hundreds of millions of people. "
target parent: Golden Gate Capital
target: NeuStar, Inc. (NSR:$1,165.09)
Neustar is an information services and technology company and a leader in identity resolution providing the data and technology that enables trusted connections between companies and people at the moments that matter most.
price ($mm)
$3,100
rev ($mm)
$575
EBITDA ($mm)
$115
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5.4x
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27.0x
closed 8/8/2017 via BusinessWire

Golden Gate Capital, acquired NeuStar, Inc.

synopsis: Neustar, a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, announced the completion of the Company’s previously announced acquisition by a private investment group led by Golden Gate Capital. Neustar has built a robust market position around unique, hard-to-replicate datasets and the data science that provides authoritative identities.
buyer: Golden Gate Capital
Golden Gate Capital is a privately held enterprise with over $15 billion in committed capital. They operate as a private holding company and recapitalize, restructure, and ultimately build meaningful businesses in partnership with management over an indefinite time horizon. "
target: NeuStar, Inc. (NSR:$1,165.09)
As a global information services provider and the leader in Connection Science, Neustar has the most complete understanding of how to connect people, places, and things. Their marketing, risk, security, registry, and communications solutions help over 12,000 clients grow and guard their business.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,011 [$2,878]
rev ($mm)
$1,165
EBITDA ($mm)
$420
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2.5x
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closed 9/5/2019 via PR Newswire

Comlinkdata, acquired Tutela

synopsis: Comlinkdata, the North American leader in telecom market performance analytics, has acquired Tutela, a mobile crowdsourced customer experience data company. Tutela gathers information on mobile infrastructure and tests wireless experience, helping organizations in the mobile industry to understand and improve the world's networks.
buyer parent: Alpine Investors, LP
buyer: Comlinkdata
Comlinkdata is the leading provider of telecom market data and insights in North America. It provides unique, real-time market performance data and pairs this with a team of telecom-savvy analysts to help clients identify, understand and execute on growth opportunities. "
target: Tutela
Tutela is a mobile crowdsourced customer experience data company. Tutela gathers information on mobile infrastructure and tests wireless experience, helping organizations in the mobile industry to understand and improve the world's networks.
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closed 11/3/2021 via Company Press Release

CyberRisk Alliance, acquired After Nines Inc.

synopsis: CyberRisk Alliance, a business intelligence company serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, has acquired After Nines Inc, producers of digital information brands ChannelE2E and MSSP Alert, serving valued technology audiences including managed service providers (MSPs) and managed security services providers (MSSPs).
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: CyberRisk Alliance
CyberRisk Alliance (CRA) is a business intelligence company serving the cybersecurity community. CRA's trusted information leverages a unique network of journalists, analysts and influencers, policymakers, and practitioners, and is delivered through events, research, media, and virtual learning. "
target: After Nines Inc.
After Nines Inc. are producers of digital information brands ChannelE2E and MSSP Alert, serving valued technology audiences including managed service providers (MSPs) and managed security services providers (MSSPs).
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closed 8/23/2011 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired Focus Research, Inc.

synopsis: Ziff Davis, Inc. one of the nation's leading technology media companies, announced the acquisition of Focus Research, Inc., a leading provider of online research to enterprise buyers and high-quality leads to IT vendors. Focus Research helps business and IT professionals make better purchasing decisions.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 40 million highly engaged in-market buyers and influencers every month. Ziff Davis sites include PCMag.com, ExtremeTech.com, and Geek.com. "
target: Focus Research, Inc.
Focus Research, Inc., 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.
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closed 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Google, acquired DORA

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products, has acquired Dora, a company that transforms the IT industry by instituting a scientific approach to software development, product management, and organizational transformation.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$239,210.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: DORA
DORA's mission is to transform the IT industry by instituting a scientific approach to software development, product management, and organizational transformation. DORA’s data-driven approach has helped teams leverage automation, process, and cultural change.
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closed 11/12/2007 via PR Newswire

CMP Technology, Inc., acquired Portelligent

synopsis: CMP, a media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry, has acquired Portelligent, the leading provider of product teardowns to the electronics industry.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. "
target: Portelligent
Portelligent is the world's premiere product teardown firm, delivering product analyses and related research in mobile, wireless, and consumer electronics to a global client base. Portelligent's technology intelligence enables clients to make faster, better, and more cost-effective decisions.
price ($mm)
$8.00
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
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 6/2/2016 via BusinessWire

SurfaceInk, acquired GPiO Inc.

synopsis: SurfaceInk, a provider of consumer device engineering and product development services, announced that it has acquired GPiO. GPiO helps expedite hardware engineering component decision-making processes to accelerate bringing consumer electronics products to market. They test hardware components and post the comparison data and test details online.
buyer: SurfaceInk
SurfaceInk provides high impact, strategic, product development consulting. SurfaceInk’s experienced team executes client projects in Research and Development, Proof of Concept Development and Full Cycle Product Development for consumer and business-to-business markets. "
target: GPiO Inc.
GPiO helps engineers and hardware designers go beyond traditional datasheets, allowing them to compare hardware components from leading vendors with just a couple of clicks. They objectively test each individual component in their own lab and post the comparison data and test details on their site.
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