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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.
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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 1/4/2021 via BusinessWire

TechTarget, Inc., acquired Enterprise Strategy Group

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

James Brehm & Associates will be merged with 151 Advisors,

synopsis: 151 Advisors, a global strategic consulting firm specializing in mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Cities, security and cloud-based technologies, and James Brehm & Associates, a leading IoT market intelligence and consulting firm have entered into a definitive agreement to merge and create the premier IoT consulting firm.
buyer: 151 Advisors
Founded in 2007, 151 Advisors is a strategic consulting firm with a global reputation for helping international technology companies build and execute go-to-market strategies that drive expansion, revenue growth and shareholder value. "
target: James Brehm & Associates
Founded in 2014, James Brehm & Associates is a consulting and market intelligence firm providing project based and retained strategic advisory services to technology companies worldwide. They empower companies to unlock unforeseen business potential in a hyper-connected world.
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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:$17,325.04)
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 1/3/2013 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 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:$4,287.80)
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 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:$4,287.80)
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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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:$4,287.80)
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 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 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 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 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.
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$6.70
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announced 11/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Forrester, will acquire SiriusDecisions, Inc.

synopsis: Forrester, a research and advisory firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SiriusDecisions. SiriusDecisions is a leading business-to-business research and advisory firm. They help companies by delivering actionable intelligence, transformative frameworks and guidance to elevate sales, marketing and product performance.
buyer: Forrester (FORR:$349.37)
Forrester is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. They work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester's unique insights are grounded in annual surveys, methodologies, and the wisdom of their clients. "
target: SiriusDecisions, Inc.
SiriusDecisions is a leading business-to-business (B2B) advisory firm. They help B2B companies worldwide by delivering the actionable intelligence, transformative frameworks and expert guidance that equip executives to modernize and elevate sales, marketing and product performance.
price ($mm)
$245
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$87
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Forrester, acquired GlimpzIt

synopsis: Forrester, one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world, announced it has acquired GlimpzIt, an artificial intelligence and machine-learning provider based in San Francisco. GlimpzIt's customer Intelligence platform analyzes unstructured data, enabling brands to build offerings that resonate with their customers.
buyer: Forrester (FORR:$349.37)
Forrester is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. They work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester's unique insights are grounded in annual surveys, methodologies, and the wisdom of their clients. "
target: GlimpzIt
GlimpzIt is AI for Customer Intelligence. Their customer Intelligence platform analyzes unstructured data (pictures, videos and text), enabling brands to build personalized offerings that resonate with their customers on a emotional level.
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Forrester, acquired FeedbackNow

synopsis: Forrester, one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world, announced that it has acquired FeedbackNow, a maker of physical buttons and monitoring software that companies deploy to measure, analyze, and improve customer experience.
buyer: Forrester (FORR:$349.37)
Forrester is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. They work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester's unique insights are grounded in annual surveys, methodologies, and the wisdom of their clients. "
target: FeedbackNow
Based in Switzerland, FeedbackNow is a fast growing start-up offering the solution to measure client satisfaction in real-time. FeedbackNow was founded on a simple idea: Improving service in airports, stores, hotels, restaurants, on the basis of direct client feedback.
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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.
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$6.70
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closed 7/31/2008 via BusinessWire

Forrester Research Inc., acquired JupiterResearch

synopsis: Forrester Research, Inc. has acquired JupiterResearch, LLC, and its parent company, JUPR Holdings, Inc., from MCG Capital Corporation for $23 million in cash plus assumed liabilities, subject to post-closing adjustments, in a strategic purchase that complements Forrester’s syndicated business model.
buyer: Forrester Research Inc. (FORR:$349.37)
Forrester Research identifies and analyzes trends in emerging technology and their impact on business. Forrester's WholeView(TM) Research, Strategic Services, and Events help $1 billion-plus clients understand how technology change affects their customers, strategy, and technology investment. "
target parent: MCG Credit Corporation
target: JupiterResearch
JupiterResearch provides unbiased research, analysis and advice, backed by proprietary data, to help companies profit from the impact of the Internet and emerging consumer technologies on their business.
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$22
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closed 10/4/2006 via BusinessWire

Lightspeed Research, purchased Forrester’s Ultimate Consumer Panel business from Forrester Research Inc.

synopsis: Lightspeed Research, a global interactive solutions provider to the marketing research industry, and Forrester Research, Inc., an independent technology and marketing research firm, announced that Lightspeed has acquired Forrester’s Ultimate Consumer Panel business.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Lightspeed Research
Lightspeed Research, WPP Company, provides rapid, reliable market research solutions through global online panels. Through its network of proprietary panels and accredited panel partners, Lightspeed Research provides access to household members across 34 countries around the world. "
seller: Forrester Research Inc. (FORR:$349.37)
Forrester Research identifies and analyzes trends in emerging technology and their impact on business. Forrester's WholeView(TM) Research, Strategic Services, and Events help $1 billion-plus clients understand how technology change affects their customers, strategy, and technology investment.
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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.
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closed 10/26/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Ipsos S.A, acquired Karian and Box

synopsis: Ipsos announced the acquisition of Karian and Box, a UK leading specialist in employee research and experience. Founded in 2006 with the ambition to give people a better voice at work, Karian and Box helps leaders take data-driven action to improve culture and experience.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,361.14)
Ipsos is one of the world's leading market research companies, operating in 90 markets and employing 18,000 people. Their 75 business solutions are based on primary data coming from surveys, social media monitoring, and qualitative or observational techniques. "
target: Karian and Box
Karian and Box is a UK leading specialist in employee research and experience. Founded in 2006 with the ambition to give people a better voice at work, Karian and Box helps leaders take data-driven action to improve culture and experience.
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closed 10/22/2020 via BusinessWire

Vision Integrated Graphics, acquired DX Marketing

synopsis: Vision Integrated Graphics Group LLC has acquired DX Marketing LLC (DXM), a people-based marketing agency that provides marketers access to enterprise-level data and analytics, allowing them to make informed investments that deliver strong ROI. DXM will enhance Vision’s omnichannel marketing solutions focused on customer acquisition and engagement.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Vision Integrated Graphics
Vision is a provider of data-driven, omnichannel marketing solutions focused on customer acquisition and engagement. Its end-to-end automated marketing campaigns rely on data-analytics, creative services and multi-channel execution to drive higher response rates and lower customer acquisition costs."
target parent: Roark Capital Group
target: DX Marketing
DX Marketing is an insights company that leverages unique consumer knowledge to inform business strategy and provide a quantifiable ROI on marketing spend. DXM clients get affordable access to platforms offering the most data available on individual customers and their digital behavior.
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closed 4/7/2020 via PR Newswire

PlaceIQ, acquired FreckleIOT

synopsis: PlaceIQ Inc., the leading data and technology provider that powers critical business and marketing decisions with location data, analytics, and insights, announced it has acquired FreckleIOT, a business specializing in location data and foot traffic measurement from Freckle, LTD.
buyer: PlaceIQ
PlaceIQ is a provider of Next Generation Location Intelligence. Extracting meaning and context from the huge explosion of new location data being created, PlaceIQ enables a detailed and dynamic understanding of a place or location like never before. "
target: FreckleIOT
Freckle is a global data company specializing in media measurement and identity. The Freckle offline media measurement solution determines the effectiveness of media across all channels in driving customers into a physical location. They are based in New York and Toronto.
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closed 12/6/2019 via PR Newswire

S&P Global Market Intelligence, acquired The 451 Group

synopsis: NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), the world's foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, and analytics in the global capital and commodity markets, announced today that it has acquired 451 Research, LLC, a privately-held research and advisory firm that provides intelligence, expertise and data covering high-growt
buyer parent: S&P Global
buyer: S&P Global Market Intelligence
S&P Global Market Intelligence provides data, essential insights, and powerful analytics to help navigate the financial markets. S&P Global Market Intelligence integrates financial and industry data, research, and news into tools that help clients make informed business and financial decisions. "
target: 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.
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announced 11/26/2019 via PR Newswire

SilverLake, will acquire First Advantage Corporation

synopsis: Silver Lake, a global leader in technology investing, will acquire First Advantage, a global technology and information services leader in background check and drug screening solutions. First Advantage's services include background screening (criminal, education, employment), driver compliance, drug testing, and fingerprinting.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with over $43 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and operating professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London and Hong Kong. "
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: First Advantage Corporation (:$656.31)
First Advantage provides comprehensive background screening, identity, and information solutions that give employers and housing providers access to actionable information that results in faster, more accurate people decisions.
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closed 10/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Gartner, Inc., acquired Topo, Inc

synopsis: Gartner, a leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500, has acquired TOPO, a research, advisory, and consulting firm for sales and marketing organizations, to better help companies continue to grow revenue faster and sustain that growth.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner is a leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. Gartner's combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced, and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. "
target: Topo, Inc
TOPO is a research, advisory, and consulting firm that helps sales and marketing adopt the patterns and plays that drive faster revenue growth. The company develops research insights, actionable assessments, and market technology guides for marketing, sales development, and sales.
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closed 4/15/2019 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired Vigeo Eiris

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Vigeo Eiris, an independent international provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and services for investors and public & private organizations. Vigeo Eiris is based in France, with operations all over the world.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$5,969.00)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: Vigeo Eiris
Vigeo Eiris is an independent international provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and services for investors and public & private organizations. Vigeo Eiris is based in France, with operations all over the world.
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announced 11/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Forrester, will acquire SiriusDecisions, Inc.

synopsis: Forrester, a research and advisory firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SiriusDecisions. SiriusDecisions is a leading business-to-business research and advisory firm. They help companies by delivering actionable intelligence, transformative frameworks and guidance to elevate sales, marketing and product performance.
buyer: Forrester (FORR:$349.37)
Forrester is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. They work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester's unique insights are grounded in annual surveys, methodologies, and the wisdom of their clients. "
target: SiriusDecisions, Inc.
SiriusDecisions is a leading business-to-business (B2B) advisory firm. They help B2B companies worldwide by delivering the actionable intelligence, transformative frameworks and expert guidance that equip executives to modernize and elevate sales, marketing and product performance.
price ($mm)
$245
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EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Argus Media Ltd., acquired Integer Research

synopsis: Leading commodity price reporting agency Argus Media has announced its acquisition of Integer Research. Integer Research is a global provider of market intelligence to the fertilizer, industrial chemicals and wire and cable industries.
buyer parent: General Atlantic, LLC
buyer: Argus Media Ltd.
Headquartered in London, Argus is an independent media organization with almost 950 staff. Argus produces price assessments and analysis of international energy and other commodity markets, and offers bespoke consulting services and industry-leading conferences. "
target: Integer Research
Integer Research is a specialist provider of in-depth publications, conference and consultancy services across a growing range of global commodities markets; including Emissions, Wire & Cable and Fertilizer.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Qualtrics, acquired Temkin Group

synopsis: Qualtrics, a computer software company that develops solutions for data collection and analytics has announced the acquisition of the leading customer experience (CX) thought leader, Temkin Group. Temkin Group is a leading CX research, consulting and training firm using their solutions to help accelerate some of the world's largest brand's.
buyer: Qualtrics (:$894.40)
Qualtrics is a computer software company that develops solutions for data collection and analytics. Their system of record for all experience data also called X-data allows organizations to manage four core experiences of business including customer, product, employee and brand all on one platform. "
target: Temkin Group
Temkin Group is a leading customer experience (CX) research, consulting, and training firm. Using CX thought leadership and understanding the dynamics of an organization they help lead some of the world's largest brands toward customer-centricity and build loyalty between the customer and the brand.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/12/2018 via BusinessWire

MidOcean Partners, acquired Questex, LLC

synopsis: MidOcean Partners, a premier middle market private equity firm focused on the business services and consumer sectors, announced that it has acquired Questex, a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries.
buyer: MidOcean Partners
Established in 2003, MidOcean Partners is a premier New York-based alternative asset manager that specializes in middle market private equity and alternative credit investments. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Questex, LLC
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. The company drives business investment, innovation and demand-creation in the markets it serves by bringing together investors, buyers, sellers and professionals.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/23/2018 via PR Newswire

Engine Shop, LLC, acquired IEG, LLC

synopsis: Engine Shop, the award-winning sports, and entertainment marketing agency, has acquired IEG, the IEG Sponsorship Conference, and ESP Properties' U.S. brand consultancy from GroupM. IEG is the premier global consultancy in partnership strategy, evaluation and measurement for leading sponsors and rightsholders.
buyer parent: Bruin Sports Capital
buyer: Engine Shop, LLC
Engine Shop, is an award-winning Global Sports and Entertainment Marketing Agency that specializes in modern, omnichannel marketing campaigns that foster consumer engagement through experiences. Its clients include American Family Insurance, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Floor and Décor, and more. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: IEG, LLC
IEG is the premier global consultancy in partnership strategy, evaluation and measurement for leading sponsors and rightsholders. IEG helps brand and property clients navigate the complex universe of sponsorship and engagement marketing to optimize the value of brand partnerships.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Cloudera, Inc, acquired Fast Forward Labs

synopsis: Cloudera, the big data and analytics company that runs on a hybrid combination of open source and proprietary software, has acquired Fast Forward Labs. Fast Forward Labs helps organizations innovate with data science and machine learning. Their research keeps businesses up to date on the latest trends in applied artificial intelligence.
buyer: Cloudera, Inc (CLDR:$883.08)
Cloudera delivers the modern platform for data management and analytics. They provide the fastest, easiest, and most secure Apache Hadoop platform to help solve business problems with data. They empower their clients to use advanced analytics to drive business decisions quickly and flexibly. "
target: Fast Forward Labs
Fast Forward Labs helps organizations innovate with data science and machine learning. Their research keeps businesses up to date on the latest trends in applied artificial intelligence, showing them the practical applications of recently possible technologies.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/6/2017 via BusinessWire

Gartner, Inc., acquired CEB Global

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

Gartner, Inc., acquired Machina Research

synopsis: Machina Research announces its acquisition by Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. Over the last six years Machina Research has assembled a market-leading set of analysts and research focused on the Internet of Things.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. They deliver the technology-related insight necessary for their clients to make the right decisions, every day. "
target: Machina Research
Machina Research is the world's leading advisor on the Internet of Things, M2M and Big Data. Through multi-client reports and client-specific consultancy Machina Research helps clients understand and embrace the opportunities created by the wide range of new forms of connected devices in the IoT.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/1/2016 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Pitchbook Data, Inc.

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has completed its acquisition of PitchBook Data, Inc., which delivers data, research, and technology covering the breadth of the private capital markets, including venture capital, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. "
target: Pitchbook Data, Inc.
PitchBook is the leading research firm for Private Equity and Venture Capital. PitchBook offers the most comprehensive industry information available through its core product, the PitchBook Platform, as well as its daily newsletter and research reports.
price ($mm)
$180*
rev ($mm)
$31
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/9/2016 via BusinessWire

CRIF, acquired China Credit Information Service, Ltd.

synopsis: CRIF, the global credit information company with head office in Bologna, Italy, has announced the acquisition of China Credit Information Service, the largest and leading credit information agency in Taiwan, from the previous shareholders, to carry forward its business growth and expansion path in the Asian market.
buyer: CRIF
CRIF is a global company specializing in credit bureau and business information systems, outsourcing and processing services, and credit solutions. CRIF is currently the market leader in continental Europe in the field of banking credit information. "
target: China Credit Information Service, Ltd.
China Credit Information Service, founded in 1961, is Taiwan’s largest and leading credit information agency, operating an established island-wide network which offers a full spectrum of information and consulting services.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/29/2016 via Company Press Release

Mediaverse Pty Ltd. merged with Media Research Group,

synopsis: Australian Associated Press (AAP) has acquired Melbourne-based media analysis firm Mediaverse. Mediaverse will be merged with AAP’s media analysis arm, MRG, to create one of Australia’s largest media analysis companies.
buyer parent: Australian Associated Press
buyer: Media Research Group
The Media Research Group (MRG) is the research and analysis division of Australian Associated Press (AAP). MRG was founded in 1996 and acquired by AAP in 2007. The Media Research Group provides on demand expert quantitative media analysis. "
target: Mediaverse Pty Ltd.
Mediaverse is an award-winning Melbourne-based analysis consultancy that works for a range of blue chip and government clients.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Gartner, Inc., acquired SCM World

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