Like Verispan, LLC

closed 7/30/2008 via BusinessWire

Surveillance Data, Inc., acquired Verispan, LLC

synopsis: SDI, the leader in innovative healthcare analytics, has acquired Verispan, a top provider of healthcare information and services. The acquisition creates the healthcare industry’s most comprehensive de-identified longitudinal database.
buyer parent: LLR Partners
buyer: Surveillance Data, Inc.
SDI provides a wide range of healthcare data and market research to pharmaceutical, consumer products, and healthcare-related companies. Since 1981, SDI's mission has been to provide healthcare data products with high business relevance as well as the means and know-how to put this data into action."
target: Verispan, LLC
Verispan provides a broad array of information products and services to virtually all of the top 50 pharmaceutical companies and the healthcare industry in general, including sales targeting and compensation products; market research audits; healthcare profiles; and direct mail, among many others.
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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 6/25/2012 via PR Newswire

McCann Health, acquired Double Helix

synopsis: McCann Health announced the acquisition of Double Helix. Double Helix is a leading, global provider of Market Research and Market Access services to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Dr. Wayne Phillips, who founded and runs Double Helix, will continue as CEO of Double Helix, reporting to John Cahill, CEO of McCann Health.
buyer parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: McCann Health
Comprising the world's most connected health and wellness experts, McCann Health is the most awarded professional and consumer health communications network with the largest international expertise spanning 35 countries and 61 offices. "
target: Double Helix
Double Helix is an independent healthcare consultancy with headquarters in London and offices in the US and Singapore. Established in 1995, they have been providing pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device clients of all sizes with the knowledge to evolve their brands and businesses.
price ($mm)
$55
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closed 4/14/2009 via BusinessWire

Majestic Research, LLC, acquired Rood Research, Inc.

synopsis: Majestic Research, a global, independent equity research company and a pioneer in data driven analysis, announced its acquisition of New York-based Rood Research – a leading provider of healthcare market research.
buyer: Majestic Research, LLC
Since its inception in 2002, Majestic Research has revolutionized the financial research business with our innovative proprietary methods and tools for accessing real-time data. "
target: Rood Research, Inc.
In the past 15 years, Rood Research has become a leader in providing healthcare research to some of the top pharmaceutical and biotech companies in the world.
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closed 11/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Pharmerit International merged with Open Health,

synopsis: OPEN Health, a leading multi-disciplinary health communications and market access group, has merged with Pharmerit International, LP, the largest independent global provider of health economics and outcomes research and strategic market access services to the pharmaceutical industry.
buyer parent: Amulet Capital Partners LP
buyer: Open Health
OPEN Health is a multi-disciplinary health communications and market access group, operating across three core business areas: Medical Communications; Patient and Brand Communications; and Value, Informatics and Evidence. "
target: Pharmerit International
Pharmerit International is a global, premier health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) consultancy with 20 years of experience supporting pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device organizations in HEOR and market access worldwide.
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closed 6/9/2009 via BusinessWire

IntrinsiQ, acquired WWMR, Inc.

synopsis: IntrinsiQ, the company improving the quality and understanding of cancer care, announced the acquisition of market research and consulting firm WWMR, Inc. The combination creates the single, go-to source for pharmaceutical companies seeking to understand the true drivers behind physicians’ cancer treatment decisions.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: IntrinsiQ
IntrinsiQ, LLC is the leading provider of medical oncology clinical information systems and the premier source of US oncology data and analysis. Each month, IntrinsiQ’s clinical software application, IntelliDose®, captures the treatment decisions and details for nearly 20,000 unique patients. "
target: WWMR, Inc.
WWMR is a marketing research and strategic consulting firm founded in 1994, providing insightful, proprietary studies to pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and diagnostics companies worldwide.
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closed 1/13/2021 via Company Press Release

Research America, Inc., acquired xsperient

synopsis: Research America, Inc., the top marketing research firm located outside Philadelphia, has acquired xsperient, a prominent market research company in the field of applying the behavioral sciences to healthcare and wellness consulting, market research, and market segmentation.
buyer: Research America, Inc.
Research America is a full-service market research and consumer insights company. The company uses a consultative approach that leverages its diverse experience and innovative data-driven tools that produce results. "
target: xsperient
xsperient is a full-service market research company using advanced techniques for qualitative and quantitative studies. They apply the measurable science of psychology and sophisticated mathematical modeling techniques to healthcare and wellness market research and market segmentation.
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closed 4/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Cerner Corporation, acquired Kantar Health

synopsis: Cerner Corporation, a global health care technology company, has acquired Kantar Health, a division of Kantar Group. Kantar Health is a leading data, analytics and real-world evidence and commercial research consultancy serving the life science industry.
buyer: Cerner Corporation (CERN:$5,552.99)
Cerner’s health technologies connect people and information systems at thousands of contracted provider facilities worldwide dedicated to creating smarter and better care for individuals and communities. "
target parent: Bain Capital
target: Kantar Health
Kantar Health SA provides healthcare consulting and marketing research services. The company was formerly known as Taylor Nelson Sofres Healthcare SA. The company is based in Madrid, Spain. Kantar Health SA operates as a subsidiary of WPP plc.
price ($mm)
$375
rev ($mm)
$150
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EV / rev
2.5x
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closed 3/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

M3 USA Corporation, purchased Healthcare Market Research Business from Manthan Systems

synopsis: M3 Global Research announced the acquisition of Manthan's healthcare market research business. India-based Manthan is a cloud analytics company pioneering applications for retail and consumer-facing businesses. Its healthcare division will be rebranded after the acquisition as m360 Research.
buyer parent: M3, Inc.
buyer: M3 USA Corporation
M3 USA (M3 Global Research), named to represent Medicine, Media, and Metamorphosis, was founded to change the world of medicine through full use of the power of the Internet. M3 provides the life science industry with highly targeted interactive marketing, education, content, and research solutions."
seller: Manthan Systems
The acquisition includes the healthcare market research business of Manthan. India-based Manthan is a cloud analytics company pioneering applications for retail and consumer-facing businesses. Its healthcare division will be rebranded after the acquisition as m360 Research.
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closed 11/1/2011 via BNC Analysis

IMS Health Incorporated, acquired SDI Health LLC

synopsis: IMS Health has completed its acquisition of SDI, a leading healthcare market insight and analytics firm. It provides the industry’s most comprehensive de-identified patient-level data to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies, enabling them to better understand the healthcare market.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: IMS Health Incorporated (NYSE:IQV:$10,412.00)
IMS Health is the world’s leading provider of market intelligence to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. IMS offers leading-edge market intelligence products and services that are integral to clients’ day-to-day operations. "
target parent: LLR Partners
target: SDI Health LLC
SDI is a leading healthcare market insight and analytics firm. It provides the industry’s most comprehensive de-identified patient-level data to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies, enabling them to better understand the healthcare market.
price ($mm)
$340
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announced 11/22/2010 via BusinessWire

M3 USA Corporation, will acquire EMS Research

synopsis: M3 USA, parent company of MDLinx, a leading medical market research firm, has signed an agreement to purchase EU-based EMS Research, a company specializing in quantitative and qualitative market research for clients in healthcare and other vertical markets.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: M3 USA Corporation
M3 USA, named to represent Medicine, Media, and Metamorphosis, was founded with the goal of changing the world of medicine through full use of the power of the Internet. M3 provides the life science industry with highly targeted interactive marketing, education, content, and research solutions. "
target: EMS Research
EMS Research (European Marketing Specialists), headquartered in London, England, was founded in 1999 and is Europe’s leading in-house medical fieldwork company. EMS help clients achieve their objectives by delivering vital insight into markets, attitudes, concepts and products.
price ($mm)
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$6
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closed 11/13/2007 via PR Newswire

Cegedim Group S.A., acquired 3ES

synopsis: Cegedim Strategic Data, leading provider of Pharmaceutical Market Research has completed its acquisition of 3ES, a CRO member of the AFCRO, specializing in Clinical Studies and post-AMM studies, notably through online tools.
buyer: Cegedim Group S.A. (ENXTPA:CGM:$606.62)
Established as the world's leading CRM provider for the life sciences industry with its Cegedim Dendrite business unit, CEGEDIM provides the world's largest pharmaceutical companies with vital support for successful Customer Relationship Management (CRM). "
target: 3ES
3ES provides multidisciplinary expertise in the medical research field. 3ES has developed their in-house software for managing online studies via Internet, and has received the ANVAR label for "innovating business".
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closed 1/18/2007 via PR Newswire

Phoenix Marketing International, acquired JZM Research

synopsis: Phoenix Marketing International has acquired JZM, Inc. (Johnston, Zabor, McManus), a full service marketing research firm based in Durham, North Carolina, that specializes in healthcare research. The company provides research for 7 of the 10 largest global pharmaceutical companies.
buyer: Phoenix Marketing International
Phoenix Marketing International offers advanced advertising and brand measurement along with direct marketing expertise. Phoenix combines primary and syndicated marketing research expertise with database analytics and modeling proficiency. "
target: JZM Research
JZM is a healthcare focused marketing research firm. The company merges existing, proven marketing research techniques with new state-of-the-art technologies for faster and better results for our pharmaceutical, biotech, and other healthcare clients.
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closed 4/18/2007 via BusinessWire

MCF Corporation, acquired MedPanel, Inc.

synopsis: MCF Corporation has completed the acquisition of MedPanel, Inc., an online medical market intelligence firm. With the closing of the transaction, MedPanel, Inc. becomes Panel Intelligence, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of MCF Corporation.
buyer: MCF Corporation (MEM:$0.00)
MCF Corporation is a financial services holding company that provides investment research, capital markets services, corporate and venture services, investment banking, asset management and wealth management through its operating subsidiaries. "
target: MedPanel, Inc.
MedPanel provides online medical market intelligence to the life sciences industry through custom research and syndicated studies. Research services include study design, recruitment, programming, panel moderation, advanced data analysis and summaries.
price ($mm)
$7.00
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closed 6/1/2006 via

So-net M3, Inc., acquired MDLinx, Inc.

synopsis: MDLinx, a leading online provider of global, real-time health information resources for physicians and consumers, announced today it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with So-net M3, a Sony Communication Network Group company.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: So-net M3, Inc.
So-net M3 is a leading provider of online pharmaceutical promotion solutions. So-net M3 Inc. was established in September 2000 under the service name of So-net, with Sony Communications Network Corporation, a supplier of network-related services, as the largest stockholder. "
target: MDLinx, Inc.
MDLinx is an award-winning, practical tool that busy physicians and healthcare professionals use to stay up to date with the latest research in the medical field. The company aggregates medical articles and research from more than 1,200 peer-reviewed journals and leading news media on a daily basis.
price ($mm)
$8.00
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closed 9/19/2005 via BusinessWire

National Research Corporation, acquired Geriatric Health Systems, LLC

synopsis: National Research Corporation, a leader in healthcare performance measurement, today announced the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Geriatric Health Systems, LLC (GHS), a healthcare survey research and analytics firm specializing in measuring health status, health risk and member satisfaction for health plans in the United States.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
Founded in 1981, National Research Corporation (NRC) has maintained a strong commitment to improving the quality of healthcare received by patients and consumers through a focus on continual improvement in patient experience and performance measurement within the healthcare industry. "
target: Geriatric Health Systems, LLC
GHS is a healthcare survey research firm specializing in quality improvement. Our turnkey survey and reporting systems are used by health plans, physician organizations and healthcare purchasers nationwide.
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closed 3/29/2005 via BusinessWire

HealthStream, Inc., acquired Data Management & Research, Inc.

synopsis: HealthStream, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Data Management & Research, Inc. (DMR). DMR is a Nashville area company, exclusively focused on offering healthcare organizations a wide range of quality and satisfaction surveys, data analyses of survey results, and other research-based measurement tools.
buyer: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$245.70)
A leading provider of learning and research solutions for the healthcare industry.Through HealthStream’s learning solutions, organizations create safer environments for patients, increase clinical competencies of its workforce, and facilitate the rapid transfer of the latest technologies. "
target: Data Management & Research, Inc.
DMR specializes in quality and satisfaction surveys for healthcare providers. Known as the quiet company serving healthcare's giants, our clients range from national healthcare systems and specialty segments to small rural hospitals in both the for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare sectors.
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closed 3/14/2018 via PR Newswire

BioInformatics Inc., acquired IMV Ltd.

synopsis: BioInformatics Inc., the leading market research firm supporting the analytical instrumentation and life science industries, and owner of The Science Advisory Board, has acquired IMV Publishing, a recognized leader in market research and online publishing for the medical imaging and clinical diagnostic instruments markets.
buyer: BioInformatics Inc.
BioInformatics Inc. is the leading research and advisory firm serving the life science, diagnostic and analytical instrument industries. Their expertise includes assessing the size and attractiveness of markets, optimizing product configurations and pricing and validating corporate acquisitions. "
target: IMV Ltd.
IMV Publishing is a recognized leader in market research and online publishing for the medical imaging and clinical diagnostic instruments markets. IMV’s complete line of research reports provides decision makers with site-specific databases and comprehensive market reports.
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closed 1/2/2018 via PR Newswire

ZS Associates, purchased BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: ZS announced it has acquired the assets of BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting from Nielsen. The BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting assets include launch product and direct-to-consumer forecasting tools and proprietary normative databases for pharmaceutical brands.
buyer: ZS Associates
ZS Associates is a global management consulting firm specializing in sales and marketing strategy, operations and execution. Founded in 1983, ZS has grown into a firm of 500 professionals delivering expertise across much of the sales and marketing spectrum. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
The BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting assets include launch product and direct-to-consumer forecasting tools and proprietary normative databases for pharmaceutical brands.
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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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closed 7/30/2008 via BusinessWire

Surveillance Data, Inc., acquired Verispan, LLC

synopsis: SDI, the leader in innovative healthcare analytics, has acquired Verispan, a top provider of healthcare information and services. The acquisition creates the healthcare industry’s most comprehensive de-identified longitudinal database.
buyer parent: LLR Partners
buyer: Surveillance Data, Inc.
SDI provides a wide range of healthcare data and market research to pharmaceutical, consumer products, and healthcare-related companies. Since 1981, SDI's mission has been to provide healthcare data products with high business relevance as well as the means and know-how to put this data into action."
target: Verispan, LLC
Verispan provides a broad array of information products and services to virtually all of the top 50 pharmaceutical companies and the healthcare industry in general, including sales targeting and compensation products; market research audits; healthcare profiles; and direct mail, among many others.
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announced 1/17/2012 via PR Newswire

Campbell Alliance Group, Inc., will purchase Promotional and Medical Audit Businesses from SDI Health LLC

synopsis: inVentiv Health, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain promotional and medical audit businesses of SDI Health, which IMS Health has committed to divest in connection with obtaining regulatory approval of its acquisition of SDI.
buyer parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: Campbell Alliance Group, Inc.
Campbell Alliance is the Consulting business segment of inVentiv Health, a leading global provider of best-in-class clinical, commercial, and consulting services to companies seeking to accelerate performance. "
seller parent: TPG Capital
seller: SDI Health LLC
SDI Health is a leading healthcare market insight and analytics firm. It provides the industry’s most comprehensive de-identified patient-level data to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies, enabling them to better understand the healthcare market.
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closed 11/1/2011 via BNC Analysis

IMS Health Incorporated, acquired SDI Health LLC

synopsis: IMS Health has completed its acquisition of SDI, a leading healthcare market insight and analytics firm. It provides the industry’s most comprehensive de-identified patient-level data to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies, enabling them to better understand the healthcare market.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: IMS Health Incorporated (NYSE:IQV:$10,412.00)
IMS Health is the world’s leading provider of market intelligence to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. IMS offers leading-edge market intelligence products and services that are integral to clients’ day-to-day operations. "
target parent: LLR Partners
target: SDI Health LLC
SDI is a leading healthcare market insight and analytics firm. It provides the industry’s most comprehensive de-identified patient-level data to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies, enabling them to better understand the healthcare market.
price ($mm)
$340
rev ($mm)
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closed 7/30/2008 via BusinessWire

Surveillance Data, Inc., acquired Verispan, LLC

synopsis: SDI, the leader in innovative healthcare analytics, has acquired Verispan, a top provider of healthcare information and services. The acquisition creates the healthcare industry’s most comprehensive de-identified longitudinal database.
buyer parent: LLR Partners
buyer: Surveillance Data, Inc.
SDI provides a wide range of healthcare data and market research to pharmaceutical, consumer products, and healthcare-related companies. Since 1981, SDI's mission has been to provide healthcare data products with high business relevance as well as the means and know-how to put this data into action."
target: Verispan, LLC
Verispan provides a broad array of information products and services to virtually all of the top 50 pharmaceutical companies and the healthcare industry in general, including sales targeting and compensation products; market research audits; healthcare profiles; and direct mail, among many others.
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closed 9/15/2005 via BusinessWire

Video Monitoring Services of America, LP, acquired PRtrak

synopsis: Video Monitoring Services (VMS), the world leader in news and advertising monitoring and analysis services, today announced that it has acquired media analysis and measurement innovator PRtrak, expanding the breadth and depth of VMS' Integrated Media Intelligence (IMI) solutions portfolio.
buyer: Video Monitoring Services of America, LP
VMS is a world leader in the retrieval, management and analysis of news and advertising information providing unique services and products for public relations firms, advertising agencies and marketers worldwide. VMS' global advertising database is the largest in the world containing over 3 million "
target parent: Surveillance Data, Inc.
target: PRtrak
PRtrak has developed a stable of software tools & services that focuses on the link between competitive media coverage & business outcomes through innovative research & precision metrics. Their products help professionals demonstrate the value of their work in terms management understands.
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closed 7/30/2008 via BusinessWire

Surveillance Data, Inc., acquired Verispan, LLC

synopsis: SDI, the leader in innovative healthcare analytics, has acquired Verispan, a top provider of healthcare information and services. The acquisition creates the healthcare industry’s most comprehensive de-identified longitudinal database.
buyer parent: LLR Partners
buyer: Surveillance Data, Inc.
SDI provides a wide range of healthcare data and market research to pharmaceutical, consumer products, and healthcare-related companies. Since 1981, SDI's mission has been to provide healthcare data products with high business relevance as well as the means and know-how to put this data into action."
target: Verispan, LLC
Verispan provides a broad array of information products and services to virtually all of the top 50 pharmaceutical companies and the healthcare industry in general, including sales targeting and compensation products; market research audits; healthcare profiles; and direct mail, among many others.
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closed 4/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Cerner Corporation, acquired Kantar Health

synopsis: Cerner Corporation, a global health care technology company, has acquired Kantar Health, a division of Kantar Group. Kantar Health is a leading data, analytics and real-world evidence and commercial research consultancy serving the life science industry.
buyer: Cerner Corporation (CERN:$5,552.99)
Cerner’s health technologies connect people and information systems at thousands of contracted provider facilities worldwide dedicated to creating smarter and better care for individuals and communities. "
target parent: Bain Capital
target: Kantar Health
Kantar Health SA provides healthcare consulting and marketing research services. The company was formerly known as Taylor Nelson Sofres Healthcare SA. The company is based in Madrid, Spain. Kantar Health SA operates as a subsidiary of WPP plc.
price ($mm)
$375
rev ($mm)
$150
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/2/2018 via PR Newswire

ZS Associates, purchased BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: ZS announced it has acquired the assets of BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting from Nielsen. The BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting assets include launch product and direct-to-consumer forecasting tools and proprietary normative databases for pharmaceutical brands.
buyer: ZS Associates
ZS Associates is a global management consulting firm specializing in sales and marketing strategy, operations and execution. Founded in 1983, ZS has grown into a firm of 500 professionals delivering expertise across much of the sales and marketing spectrum. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
The BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting assets include launch product and direct-to-consumer forecasting tools and proprietary normative databases for pharmaceutical brands.
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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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closed 1/24/2012 via BusinessWire

IMS Health Incorporated, acquired PharmARC Analytic Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: IMS Health has acquired PharmARC, an India-based company specializing in commercial analytics and services for the life sciences industry. The acquisition adds significant scale to a world-class services delivery platform, strengthens IMS’s business process outsourcing capabilities.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: IMS Health Incorporated (NYSE:IQV:$10,412.00)
IMS Health is the leading provider of information services for the healthcare industry around the world. The company draws on its global technology infrastructure and unique combination of in-depth, analytics, and consulting platforms to help clients better understand the value of medicines. "
target: PharmARC Analytic Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
PharmARC is a leading provider of analytic solutions for the efficient commercialization of drugs and medical products. The firm’s analytics and services enable its life sciences customers to make informed decisions related to their sales and marketing strategies and implementation.
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announced 1/17/2012 via PR Newswire

Campbell Alliance Group, Inc., will purchase Promotional and Medical Audit Businesses from SDI Health LLC

synopsis: inVentiv Health, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain promotional and medical audit businesses of SDI Health, which IMS Health has committed to divest in connection with obtaining regulatory approval of its acquisition of SDI.
buyer parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: Campbell Alliance Group, Inc.
Campbell Alliance is the Consulting business segment of inVentiv Health, a leading global provider of best-in-class clinical, commercial, and consulting services to companies seeking to accelerate performance. "
seller parent: TPG Capital
seller: SDI Health LLC
SDI Health is a leading healthcare market insight and analytics firm. It provides the industry’s most comprehensive de-identified patient-level data to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies, enabling them to better understand the healthcare market.
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closed 11/1/2011 via BNC Analysis

IMS Health Incorporated, acquired SDI Health LLC

synopsis: IMS Health has completed its acquisition of SDI, a leading healthcare market insight and analytics firm. It provides the industry’s most comprehensive de-identified patient-level data to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies, enabling them to better understand the healthcare market.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: IMS Health Incorporated (NYSE:IQV:$10,412.00)
IMS Health is the world’s leading provider of market intelligence to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. IMS offers leading-edge market intelligence products and services that are integral to clients’ day-to-day operations. "
target parent: LLR Partners
target: SDI Health LLC
SDI is a leading healthcare market insight and analytics firm. It provides the industry’s most comprehensive de-identified patient-level data to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies, enabling them to better understand the healthcare market.
price ($mm)
$340
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closed 8/2/2010 via BNC Analysis

United Drug plc, acquired InforMed Direct

synopsis: United Drug Plc, an Ireland-based healthcare services provider, has acquired the entire share capital of InforMed Direct Plc, a UK-based healthcare communications and market research agency, for a consideration of GBP11.4 million in cash.
buyer: United Drug plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
United Drug is a leading international healthcare services provider, employing 6,000 people in 35 businesses across Europe and the US. United Drug operates through 4 divisions. United Drug is a provider of services to pharmaceutical retailers and manufacturers. "
target: InforMed Direct
InforMed offers healthcare communications at every stage of the product lifecycle – from development and consultancy to tactical delivery. Its market research and business analysis division delivers quant and qual research, as well as forecasting and market simulation models.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.7x
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closed 1/19/2010 via PR Newswire

Decision Resources, Inc., acquired BioTrends Research Group, Inc.

synopsis: Decision Resources, Inc., one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on healthcare insights and analysis, announced that it acquired BioTrends Research Group, the leader in providing specialized, syndicated market research in clinically complex, small to mid-size pharmaceutical markets.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Decision Resources, Inc.
Decision Resources, Inc. is a world leader in research publications, advisory services and consulting designed to help clients shape strategy, allocate resources and master their chosen markets. Decision Resources consists of the medical technology business unit and the biopharma business unit. "
target: BioTrends Research Group, Inc.
BioTrends Research Group, Inc. provides syndicated and custom market research to pharmaceutical manufacturers competing in clinically evolving, specialty pharmaceutical markets.
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announced 5/7/2008 via PR Newswire

Quintiles Transnational Corp., will acquire Eidetics

synopsis: Quintiles Transnational Corp. announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Eidetics, a privately held decision-analytics and market research consulting firm located in Boston as part of its expanding Quintiles Consulting business.
buyer: Quintiles Transnational Corp. (Q:$4,497.17)
Quintiles is the only fully integrated bio and pharmaceutical services provider offering clinical, commercial, consulting and capital solutions. Our 23,000 employees in more than 50 countries have helped develop or commercialize all of the top 30 best-selling drugs. "
target: Eidetics
Eidetics is being acquired by Quintiles. A market research and consulting company serving the world's leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies. Headquartered in Boston, we have extensive international resources to address the global nature of today's marketing challenges.
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closed 12/19/2007 via PR Newswire

Decision Resources, Inc., acquired Arlington Medical Resources Inc.

synopsis: Berkery Noyes, the leading independent investment bank serving the media, information and technology markets, announces that it represented Arlington Medical Resources, Inc. in its sale to Decision Resources, Inc., a portfolio company of Providence Equity Partners, Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Decision Resources, Inc.
Decision Resources, Inc. is a world leader in research publications, advisory services and consulting designed to help clients shape strategy, allocate resources and master their chosen markets. Decision Resources consists of the medical technology business unit and the biopharma business unit. "
target: Arlington Medical Resources Inc.
AMR is a privately held pharmaceutical market research firm headquartered in suburban Philadelphia. We have been serving the market research needs of the pharmaceutical & diagnostic imaging industries since 1988.
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closed 11/22/2004 via PR Newswire

Ventiv Health, acquired HHI Clinical Research & Statistical Services, L.L.C.

synopsis: Ventiv Health, Inc. VTIV, a leading provider of late-stage clinical, sales, marketing and compliance services to pharmaceutical and biotech organizations, today announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of HHI Clinical & Statistical Research Services, L.L.C.
buyer: Ventiv Health
inVentiv Health, Inc. is the leading provider of commercialization and complementary services to the global pharmaceutical, life sciences and biotechnology industries. inVentiv delivers its customized clinical, sales, marketing and communications solutions. "
target: HHI Clinical Research & Statistical Services, L.L.C.
HHI Clinical Research & Statistical Services, L.L.C. is a focused clinical service provider managing statistical analysis and data management functions for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. HHI's services include data support, programming, statistical analysis and report writing. HHI has
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closed 4/16/2004 via PR Newswire

Thomson Scientific & Healthcare, acquired Newport Strategies, Inc.

synopsis: The Thomson Corporation announced that it has acquired Newport Strategies, Inc., a leading provider of competitive intelligence for the pharmaceutical industry. Newport Strategies will become part of the scientific business within the Thomson Scientific and Healthcare market group.
buyer parent: The Thomson Corporation
buyer: Thomson Scientific & Healthcare (:$1,441.88)
Thomson Scientific & Healthcare provides integrated information solutions to researchers and librarians, physicians and pharmacists, and other professionals worldwide. "
target: Newport Strategies, Inc.
Newport develops and markets cutting-edge systems that deliver the earliest and most reliable source of global intelligence on competition for launched pharmaceutical products. Innovator, generic and specialty pharmaceutical companies worldwide use Newport's systems and expert confidential consulti
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closed 1/26/2005 via PR Newswire

Greenfield Online, Inc., acquired Rapidata.net, Inc.

synopsis: Greenfield Online, Inc SRVY, a leading provider of Internet survey solutions to marketing research and consulting companies, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Rapidata.net, Inc., a privately-held North Carolina corporation, for $5.5 million in cash, subject to certain post closing adjustments.
buyer: Greenfield Online, Inc. (SRVY:$0.00)
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy; and helping companies better understand their customer."
target: Rapidata.net, Inc.
Founded fifteen years ago by research pharmacist and professor David P. Lipson, R.PH., Ph.D., Rapidata.net connects pharmaceutical market researchers to healthcare providers and their patients. This connection allows pharmaceutical market researchers to learn more about the prescription medications
price ($mm)
$5.50
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$2
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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 6/25/2012 via PR Newswire

McCann Health, acquired Double Helix

synopsis: McCann Health announced the acquisition of Double Helix. Double Helix is a leading, global provider of Market Research and Market Access services to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Dr. Wayne Phillips, who founded and runs Double Helix, will continue as CEO of Double Helix, reporting to John Cahill, CEO of McCann Health.
buyer parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: McCann Health
Comprising the world's most connected health and wellness experts, McCann Health is the most awarded professional and consumer health communications network with the largest international expertise spanning 35 countries and 61 offices. "
target: Double Helix
Double Helix is an independent healthcare consultancy with headquarters in London and offices in the US and Singapore. Established in 1995, they have been providing pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device clients of all sizes with the knowledge to evolve their brands and businesses.
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closed 4/14/2009 via BusinessWire

Majestic Research, LLC, acquired Rood Research, Inc.

synopsis: Majestic Research, a global, independent equity research company and a pioneer in data driven analysis, announced its acquisition of New York-based Rood Research – a leading provider of healthcare market research.
buyer: Majestic Research, LLC
Since its inception in 2002, Majestic Research has revolutionized the financial research business with our innovative proprietary methods and tools for accessing real-time data. "
target: Rood Research, Inc.
In the past 15 years, Rood Research has become a leader in providing healthcare research to some of the top pharmaceutical and biotech companies in the world.
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closed 10/14/2020 via PR Newswire

Medical Knowledge Group LLC, acquired Magnolia Innovation, LLC

synopsis: Medical Knowledge Group, LLC, an analytics-driven and technology-enabled multichannel health care marketing and communications conglomerate whose operating companies serve the biopharmaceutical industry, has acquired Magnolia Innovation, a premier market research and strategy consulting firm.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Medical Knowledge Group LLC
Medical Knowledge Group, through its operating companies, provides specialized medical communications services, proprietary analytic solutions, and market research services to the biopharmaceutical industry. "
target: Magnolia Innovation, LLC
Magnolia Innovation is a market research and consulting firm focusing exclusively in the life sciences. Magnolia has decades of combined experience building, launching, and redefining biopharmaceutical brands to drive innovation through insights.
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announced 11/16/2018 via Company Press Release

Vestar Capital Partners, will acquire Information Resources, Inc.

synopsis: Vestar Capital Partners, a private equity firm, will lead a new investment in Information Resources, Inc., a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights. Jeffrey Ansell, a Vestar Senior Advisor, will serve as Chairman of IRI. New Mountain and other existing investors are retaining a meaningful investment in IRI.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners (VCP) is a private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. VCP collaborates with management teams and private owners to build long- term enterprise value, with a focus on Consumer, Healthcare, and Business Services & Industrial Products."
target parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
target: Information Resources, Inc.
Information Resources, Inc. is a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights that help CPG companies, OTC health care organizations, retailers, financial services and media companies grow their businesses.
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closed 11/1/2018 via Company Press Release

BioInformatics Inc., acquired Kalorama Information

synopsis: BioInformatics Inc., the premier research and advisory company serving the life science industry, has acquired Kalorama Information from MarketResearch. Kalorama Information is a leading publisher of market research in healthcare areas, including in vitro diagnostics, imaging, biotechnology, healthcare, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals.
buyer: BioInformatics Inc.
BioInformatics Inc. is the leading research and advisory firm serving the life science, diagnostic and analytical instrument industries. Their expertise includes assessing the size and attractiveness of markets, optimizing product configurations and pricing and validating corporate acquisitions. "
target parent: MarketResearch.com, Inc.
target: Kalorama Information
Kalorama Information is a leading publisher of market research in healthcare areas, including in vitro diagnostics (IVD), imaging, biotechnology, healthcare, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. Kalorama only publishes in healthcare.
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