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closed 2/2/2004 via BusinessWire

Synovate, Inc., acquired TRBI

synopsis: Synovate Limited ("Synovate"), a company forming part of the "Synovate" division of the Aegis Group plc (LSE:AGS.L), announced today that it has acquired the business trading as "The Research Business International" from a US based group of companies headed by Maritz Inc.
buyer parent: Aegis Group PLC
buyer: Synovate, Inc.
Synovate represents all of Aegis Group's global market research operations. Aegis combined its Market Facts, Asia Market Intelligence, Research Fact, Pegram Walters operations to form Synovate in 2003. "
target parent: Maritz, Inc.
target: TRBI
TRBI was established as The Research Business in 1981 and has grown to become one of the UK's largest market research companies. Core strengths include brand and advertising tracking, market studies, segmentation, brand and concept development, and research in specialist areas including healthcare,
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closed 12/4/2014 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Morar Consulting

synopsis: Next 15, the digital communications group, announced that it has acquired a 75% stake in Morar, an international market research consultancy based in London, which measures and advises on brand performance.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$376.86)
Next 15 is a digital communications group that employs 1,200 people across 50 offices in 18 countries. With 12 subsidiary agencies spanning PR, marketing, digital and public affairs, Next 15 represents many of the world’s biggest international brands. "
target: Morar Consulting
Morar Consulting is an international consultancy specialising in measuring and advising on brand performance. Their services include brand strategy, brand research, brand measurement and brand valuation.
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closed 5/20/2011 via BNC Analysis

Ebiquity plc, acquired Echo Research

synopsis: Ebiquity plc is pleased to announce the acquisition of Echo Research. Echo is being acquired for initial consideration of £3.5 million with a maximum aggregate consideration of up to £10.0 million. Echo Research provides independent reputation analysis through media content and stakeholder studies.
buyer: Ebiquity plc (AIM:EBQ:$90.17)
Ebiquity plc, through its subsidiaries, provides a range of business critical data, analysis, and consultancy services to advertisers, media owners, and public relations professionals in the United Kingdom and internationally. "
target: Echo Research
Echo Research provides independent reputation analysis through media content and stakeholder studies for FTSE and Fortune 100 organizations, the public sector and not for profits.
price ($mm)
$5.93
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/20/2011 via PR Newswire

MSLGroup, will acquire Genedigi Group

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Genedigi Group, one of China's largest independent public relations and marketing communications agencies. Genedigi will be aligned with MSLGROUP, Publicis Groupe's flagship specialty communications, public relations and events network.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: MSLGroup
MSLGROUP is one of the world's top 5 PR and events networks. Its offices span 22 countries and cover virtually every discipline required for clients to engage creatively with their audiences. The group offers clients strategic advice, insight-guided thinking and big, compelling ideas. "
target: Genedigi Group
Founded in 1997, Genedigi Group employs 400 communications professionals across public relations, event marketing, digital marketing and an in-house market research center. Genedigi supports more than 50 clients across its offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
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announced 2/10/2011 via BusinessWire

Marketshare, will acquire MarketingNPV LLC

synopsis: MarketShare, the marketing analytics industry leader, has agreed to acquire MarketingNPV, one of the best-known providers of innovative measurement solutions and tools. The combined entity will offer an unprecedented end-to-end solution to marketers in all industries.
buyer parent: Harris Interactive
buyer: Marketshare
MarketShare is an analytics company that enables businesses to grow efficiently by uncovering which actions really drive results. MarketShare has a track record of ground-breaking innovations in data, modeling and software and has worked with more than half of the Fortune 100 companies. "
target: MarketingNPV LLC
MarketingNPV is a highly specialized advisory firm that links marketing expenditures to financial value creation, providing continuous improvement in the effective and efficient allocation of marketing resources.
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announced 8/10/2010 via PR Newswire

YouGov plc, will acquire Harrison Group LLC

synopsis: Harrison Group LLC, a leading marketing and strategic research consulting firm headquartered in Waterbury, CT, announced that it has agreed to be acquired by YouGov plc, a global market leader in survey and market research, political polling, panel management, research operations and business consulting.
buyer: YouGov plc (AIM:YOU:$147.66)
YouGov is an international, full-service research company primarily using online panels to provide quantitative and qualitative research across a range of industries, including consumer products, financial services, public sector, technology and telecom and media. "
target: Harrison Group LLC
Harrison Group is one of the country's leading marketing and strategic research consulting firms. Harrison Group specializes in concept testing, forecasting, segmentation, branding, business consulting and market modeling.
price ($mm)
$6.00
rev ($mm)
$11
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$1
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1.3x
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14.3x
announced 12/15/2009 via Capital IQ

e-Rewards, Inc., will acquire Research Now Plc

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc., the United States' largest online market research panel provider, announced that it has reached an agreement on the terms of a Recommended Acquisition of Research Now PLC, one of the research industry's leading international online fieldwork and panel firms.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc. is the world's largest "by-invitation-only" online research panel provider, serving nearly 1,000 market research clients. With millions of participating panelists, the e-Rewards® Opinion Panels provide research firms with quality respondents. "
target: Research Now Plc
Research Now is one of the leading international online fieldwork and panel specialists to the global market research industry and some of the world's best known companies with offices in London, Paris, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, Athens, New York, San Francisco, and elsewhere.
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closed 7/14/2009 via BusinessWire

Allegiance, Inc., acquired Inquisite, Inc.

synopsis: Allegiance, Inc., a leading provider of voice-of-the-customer (VOC) solutions that help companies capitalize on customer and employee engagement, announced that it has acquired Inquisite, an innovative provider of online survey software based in Austin, Texas.
buyer: Allegiance, Inc.
Allegiance, Inc. provides Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM) solutions that help organizations drive growth and increase profitability through improved customer and employee loyalty and engagement. "
target: Inquisite, Inc.
Inquisite is an easy to use web survey software system that allows non-technical users the ability to easily manage their own web-based surveys.
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closed 10/8/2008 via

Greenfield Online, Inc. merged with Microsoft Corporation,

synopsis: Greenfield Online, Inc. announced that it entered into a merger agreement to be acquired by Microsoft Corporation, via a cash tender offer for $17.50 per share in a transaction valued at approximately $486 million.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: Greenfield Online, Inc.
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy; and helping companies better understand their customer.
price ($mm)[EV]
$461 [$396]
rev ($mm)
$138
EBITDA ($mm)
$26
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3.1x
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16.0x
announced 8/28/2008 via PR Newswire

In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd., will acquire NCI Mobility LLP

synopsis: In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd. announced that it will acquire NCI Mobility LLP of Chicago, IL. Both NCI and In-Touch provide mobile data capture and brand research programs to Fortune 5000 business-to-consumer companies in the United States.
buyer: In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd. (TSXV:INX:$13.75)
In-Touch provides integrated solutions for custom data capture and mobile marketing solutions for global enterprise customers. Our wide range of interactive data capture products includes the interactive marketing kiosk, mobile tablets and PDAs, web-based solution, and Interactive Voice Response. "
target: NCI Mobility LLP
NCI Mobility is the expert in event marketing technology. Our client-focused approach combines customized and branded consumer data capture and mobile marketing applications with interactive devices, such as touch-screen kiosks, ultra mobile PCs, and mobile phones.
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$0.08
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announced 1/9/2008 via Company Press Release

Yankelovich will be merged with Henley Centre HeadlightVision,

synopsis: Yankelovich Holdings, Inc. has signed a definitive merger agreement with WPP to merge with Henley Centre HeadlightVision, WPP's consumer trends and futures research and consultancy business and a unit of Kantar, WPP’s information, insight and consultancy division. The merger will become effective upon the satisfaction of certain conditions.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Henley Centre HeadlightVision
Henley Centre HeadlightVision is Europe’s leading consumer trends business. We provide intelligence, research and consultancy solutions to blue chip clients around the world. All of our work is informed by our proprietary global knowledge base of consumer trends and futures insights. "
target: Yankelovich
Yankelovich is a leading consumer market research and analytics company. The company has studied consumer attitudes, values and lifestyles for 50 years, creating cutting-edge expertise and the largest database of US consumer attitudes and trends.
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closed 8/3/2007 via BNC Analysis

IXI Corporation, acquired Cohorts

synopsis: IXI Corp. has acquired Cohorts, bringing together two of the leading customer-segmentation service providers.
buyer: IXI Corporation
For over 15 years, IXI has helped the nation's leading financial services and consumer marketing firms optimize marketing efforts, manage risk, identify growth markets, and enhance practice and performance management. "
target: Cohorts
Cohorts builds and provides customer marketing information networks for segmenting and targeting prospects based on wealth, income, spending capacity and share of wallet and help clients deliver the right product and message to the right customer.
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closed 4/10/2007 via BusinessWire

Lightspeed Research, acquired Foresight International, Inc.

synopsis: Lightspeed Research, an interactive data solutions provider to the marketing research industry based in Lake Zurich, Illinois. has completed the purchase of Foresight International, Inc., a global provider of innovative employee satisfaction solutions.
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. "
target: Foresight International, Inc.
Foresight International is a leader in the survey research and survey software industry. Foresight enjoys a worldwide reputation for quality, innovation, customer-focused professional service and leading-edge online software offerings at competitive price levels.
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closed 5/9/2007 via BusinessWire

WNS Global Services, acquired Marketics Technologies

synopsis: WNS (Holdings) Limited, a leading provider of offshore business process outsourcing services, announced that it closed its acquisition of Marketics Technologies (India) Private Limited, a privately-owned leader in offshore analytics services on May 9, 2007.
buyer: WNS Global Services (WNS:$585.82)
WNS is a leading provider of offshore business process outsourcing, or BPO, services. We provide comprehensive data, voice and analytical services that are underpinned by our expertise in our target industry sectors. "
target: Marketics Technologies
Marketics Technologies, a leader in marketing analytics, provides revenue-enhancing solutions that increase marketing effectiveness and return on marketing investment for the world's leading marketers. Analytics solutions cover the entire marketing continuum.
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$30
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closed 5/9/2007 via BusinessWire

WNS Global Services, acquired Marketics Technologies

synopsis: WNS (Holdings) Limited, a leading provider of offshore business process outsourcing services, announced that it closed its acquisition of Marketics Technologies (India) Private Limited, a privately-owned leader in offshore analytics services on May 9, 2007.
buyer: WNS Global Services (WNS:$585.82)
WNS is a leading provider of offshore business process outsourcing, or BPO, services. We provide comprehensive data, voice and analytical services that are underpinned by our expertise in our target industry sectors. "
target: Marketics Technologies
Marketics Technologies, a leader in marketing analytics, provides revenue-enhancing solutions that increase marketing effectiveness and return on marketing investment for the world's leading marketers. Analytics solutions cover the entire marketing continuum.
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$30
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closed 12/22/2006 via

MarketingExperiments.com, acquired MarketingSherpa, Inc.

synopsis: MarketingExperiments.com, a research firm that conducts real-time marketing experiments, is acquiring MarketingSherpa, Inc., a research firm that publishes marketing case studies and benchmark data. The two research firms will function as separate but close partners.
buyer: MarketingExperiments.com
MarketingExperiments.com conducts real-time marketing campaign tests with research partners such as the New York Times, Reuters Group, and Encyclopedia Britannica. Research areas include e-commerce marketing, e-mail marketing, online advertising, search engine marketing, and subscription marketing. "
target: MarketingSherpa, Inc.
MarketingSherpa is a research firm publishing practical case studies and benchmark guides for marketing professionals. Topics covered include exclusive data and proven tactics in business-to-business marketing, e-commerce marketing, e-mail marketing, telemarketing, public relations.
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closed 6/19/2006 via BusinessWire

Austin Ventures, L.P., acquired Perseus Development Corporation

synopsis: Austin Ventures ("AV") today announced the acquisitions of Perseus Development Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise feedback management (EFM) solutions, and WebSurveyor, a leading provider of online survey tools for business professionals.
buyer: Austin Ventures, L.P.
Austin Ventures has worked with talented entrepreneurs to build valuable companies for nearly twenty-five years. With $3.9 billion under management, AV is the most active venture capital and growth equity firm in Texas and one of the most established in the nation. "
target: Perseus Development Corporation
Perseus is leading the transition from web survey software to Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM) solutions that help organizations better understand their world.
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closed 5/23/2006 via Company Press Release

A Consortium of 6 buyers acquired VNU nv

synopsis: Valcon, the consortium of private equity firms that for months has been trying to buy Anglo-Dutch media giant VNU for $9.7 billion, last weekend declared victory. The consortium said shareholders representing nearly 79% of VNU’s stock have tendered their stake.
buyer: AlpInvest Partners N.V.
buyer: Thomas H. Lee Co.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$5,568.16)
buyer: The Carlyle Group (CG:$3,068.40)
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$4,733.31)
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is an investment firm that makes a wide variety of private equity investments on behalf of itself and its investors. KKR has completed more than 100 transactions involving over $100 billion of total financing. KKR has offices in New York, Menlo Park and London. "
target: VNU nv (NLSN:$6,465.00)
The Nielsen Company is world’s leading provider of marketing information, audience measurement, and business media products and services. Nielsen provides clients with the most complete view of their consumers and their markets.
price ($mm)
$11,594
rev ($mm)
$4,479
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$835
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13.9x
closed 11/23/2005 via BusinessWire

SRA Research, Inc., acquired On The Mark Research

synopsis: Barbara L. Allan, founder and CEO of SRA Research, Inc., today announced that the company has acquired On The Mark Research, which is based in Stuart, FL. Mark Sandler, President of On The Mark, has been named Vice President of Client Services for the combined company.
buyer: SRA Research, Inc.
SRA Research Group is a full-service market research firm representing clients in a wide variety of industries in North America, the Caribbean, and Latin America. "
target: On The Mark Research
OTM Research is more than just a marketing research company. We are your marketing partner, working with you every step of the way. It is our mission to provide our clients not only with the results of the research, but with an actionable marketing plan to help them succeed. We help our clients:
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closed 4/7/2005 via PR Newswire

Greenfield Online, Inc., acquired Ciao AG

synopsis: Greenfield Online, Inc, a leading provider of Internet survey solutions to marketing research and consulting companies, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Munich-based Ciao AG for aggregate consideration valued at approximately $154 million USD.
buyer: Greenfield Online, Inc. (SRVY:$0.00)
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy; and helping companies better understand their customer."
target: Ciao AG
Ciao GmbH is a global digital media and market research services company. The company's properties and services for consumers and businesses reside in two main areas: Comparison Shopping and Internet Survey Solutions
price ($mm)
$153
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
6.2x
EV / EBITDA
15.4x
closed 2/2/2004 via BusinessWire

Synovate, Inc., acquired TRBI

synopsis: Synovate Limited ("Synovate"), a company forming part of the "Synovate" division of the Aegis Group plc (LSE:AGS.L), announced today that it has acquired the business trading as "The Research Business International" from a US based group of companies headed by Maritz Inc.
buyer parent: Aegis Group PLC
buyer: Synovate, Inc.
Synovate represents all of Aegis Group's global market research operations. Aegis combined its Market Facts, Asia Market Intelligence, Research Fact, Pegram Walters operations to form Synovate in 2003. "
target parent: Maritz, Inc.
target: TRBI
TRBI was established as The Research Business in 1981 and has grown to become one of the UK's largest market research companies. Core strengths include brand and advertising tracking, market studies, segmentation, brand and concept development, and research in specialist areas including healthcare,
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closed 10/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

Ipsos S.A, acquired Synovate Limited

synopsis: Ipsos announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of the Synovate business. Synovate is a global market research firm that generates insights to help clients drive competitive brand, product and customer experience strategies.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,038.49)
Ipsos is a leading, independent, publicly-listed market research company. Headquartered in Paris, it has offices in 64 countries and conducts research in more than 100 countries. "
target parent: Aegis Group PLC
target: Synovate Limited
Synovate is a global market research firm that generates insights to help clients drive competitive brand, product and customer experience strategies.
price ($mm)
$847
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$836
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closed 2/2/2004 via BusinessWire

Synovate, Inc., acquired TRBI

synopsis: Synovate Limited ("Synovate"), a company forming part of the "Synovate" division of the Aegis Group plc (LSE:AGS.L), announced today that it has acquired the business trading as "The Research Business International" from a US based group of companies headed by Maritz Inc.
buyer parent: Aegis Group PLC
buyer: Synovate, Inc.
Synovate represents all of Aegis Group's global market research operations. Aegis combined its Market Facts, Asia Market Intelligence, Research Fact, Pegram Walters operations to form Synovate in 2003. "
target parent: Maritz, Inc.
target: TRBI
TRBI was established as The Research Business in 1981 and has grown to become one of the UK's largest market research companies. Core strengths include brand and advertising tracking, market studies, segmentation, brand and concept development, and research in specialist areas including healthcare,
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closed 2/2/2004 via BusinessWire

Synovate, Inc., acquired TRBI

synopsis: Synovate Limited ("Synovate"), a company forming part of the "Synovate" division of the Aegis Group plc (LSE:AGS.L), announced today that it has acquired the business trading as "The Research Business International" from a US based group of companies headed by Maritz Inc.
buyer parent: Aegis Group PLC
buyer: Synovate, Inc.
Synovate represents all of Aegis Group's global market research operations. Aegis combined its Market Facts, Asia Market Intelligence, Research Fact, Pegram Walters operations to form Synovate in 2003. "
target parent: Maritz, Inc.
target: TRBI
TRBI was established as The Research Business in 1981 and has grown to become one of the UK's largest market research companies. Core strengths include brand and advertising tracking, market studies, segmentation, brand and concept development, and research in specialist areas including healthcare,
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closed 2/5/2020 via Company Press Release

Revel, acquired Borns B2B

synopsis: Revel, a company that specializes in building strong brands that grow manufacturing businesses, has acquired Borns B2B, a branding and marketing company designed specifically for business-to-business marketers.
buyer: Revel
Revel specializes in building strong brands that grow manufacturing businesses. Over the years, they have earned a reputation for delivering measurable ROI through their marketing strategy, brand building and marketing operations capabilities. "
target: Borns B2B
Borns B2B branding and marketing processes are designed for business-to-business marketers. Borns has helped clients market architectural products, biotech R&D services, capital equipment, contract manufacturing services, commercial lighting, industrial packaging, medical devices, and more.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Consensus Point, acquired Cipher Systems, LLC

synopsis: Consensus Point, a leading global provider of prediction market intelligence and analytics, acquired Cipher Systems, a competitive intelligence consulting firm that supports decision makers around the world. Cipher specializes in hard-to-answer strategic research questions, and can deliver the information you need to make better business decisions.
buyer: Consensus Point
Consensus Point is a leading global provider of prediction market research, analytics, and software to market research firms and Fortune 1000 brands. "
target: Cipher Systems, LLC
Cipher Systems is a competitive intelligence consulting firm that supports decision makers around the world. Cipher specializes in hard-to-answer strategic research questions, and can deliver the information you need to make better business decisions.
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

infoSource, acquired HSA Inc.

synopsis: Switzerland headquartered document hardware market research firm Infosource has acquired Harvey Spencer Associates Inc. (HSA), the premier market analyst company for the worldwide Capture Software market. The result is a leading analyst firm covering the breadth of the document hardware and software markets worldwide.
buyer: infoSource
Located in Switzerland, Infosource leads the market research industry in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa by providing accurate market sizing data across a range of office automation industries. The company's strength lies in its detailed field research conducted on an individual model basis. "
target: HSA Inc.
HSA specializes in technologies used to create, understand, extract, and create meaningful, relevant information for businesses. HSA's services include Market Analysis, Technology Planning Assistance, Product Positioning, Product Management, Client Sponsored Research and Strategic Planning Services.
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closed 11/13/2019 via PR Newswire

Truesight Consulting, LLC merged with Marketscience Consulting, Ltd,

synopsis: Truesight Consulting, an independent, advanced marketing analytics and solutions company, has merged with Marketscience Consulting, an award-winning independent consultancy specializing in advanced econometric modelling, statistical analysis and bespoke advice on traditional and digital marketing investments.
buyer: Marketscience Consulting, Ltd
Marketscience Consulting is an award-winning independent consultancy specializing in advanced econometric modelling, statistical analysis and bespoke advice on traditional and digital marketing investments. "
target: Truesight Consulting, LLC
Truesight Consulting is an independent, advanced marketing analytics and solutions company that unifies technology, data, and modeling solutions to drive client results. Truesight was conceived to be a full service, radically transparent analytics partner.
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closed 9/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

AnalitiQs, acquired No Ties

synopsis: AnalitiQs, a Dutch company that is specialized in predicting and explaining people’s behavior, has acquired No Ties, a Dutch company that supports market research agencies, companies and government institutions with field research.
buyer: AnalitiQs
AnalitiQs is a Dutch company that provides organizations with the insights they need to make better decisions through the clever use of data. They are specialized in predicting and explaining people’s behavior; people in the role of employee as well as in the role of customer. "
target: No Ties
No Ties is a Dutch company that supports market research agencies, companies and government institutions with field research. They use their Peil.nl database to conduct political and societal research and its inVotes platform to gather opinions on the quality of services/products of organizations.
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closed 7/24/2019 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired Four Twenty Seven, Inc.

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation, an American business and financial services company, announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Four Twenty Seven, Inc., a leading provider of data, intelligence, and analysis related to physical climate risks.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$4,656.30)
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: Four Twenty Seven, Inc.
Four Twenty Seven is an award-winning market research and advisory firm that brings climate intelligence into economic and financial decision-making.
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closed 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

erecruit, acquired Innovantage

synopsis: Erecruit, a global provider of enterprise software for staffing firms, has acquired Innovantage, the UK’s leading provider of real-time labour market intelligence. Innovantage tracks millions of live online job postings each month that are advertised across major job boards, as well as thousands of company websites,
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: erecruit
Erecruit is the leading innovator in enterprise staffing software, VMS and onboarding solutions for large staffing firms and employers. Erecruit uses modern technologies to provide a highly scalable and configurable solution that allows firms to put their clients at the heart of their businesses. "
target: Innovantage
Innovantage is the UK’s leading provider of real-time labour market intelligence. By tracking millions of live online job postings each month advertised across the UK’s major job boards and company websites, their software provides the most comprehensive analysis of recruitment demand in the UK.
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announced 1/24/2019 via BusinessWire

UserTesting, will acquire UserMuse

synopsis: UserTesting, the leading on-demand Human Insight Platform, announced it has entered an agreement to acquire UserMuse, a market research service designed for businesses that target corporate customers and institutions.
buyer: UserTesting
UserTesting enables every organization to deliver the best customer experience powered by human insight. With UserTesting’s on-demand Human Insight Platform, companies across industries make accurate customer-first decisions at every level, at the speed business demands. "
target: UserMuse
UserMuse is a market research service designed for businesses that target corporate customers and institutions. UserMuse makes it easy for B2B tech companies and UX agencies to recruit user testers in their target niche. They are located in Alexandria, Virginia.
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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)
$245
rev ($mm)
$87
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closed 10/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Gyro, acquired B2B International

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announces the acquisition of B2B International, the world’s leading specialist business-to-business (B2B) market research company. B2B International will become part of gyro, the world’s first full-service global agency dedicated exclusively to B2B marketing.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Gyro
gyro is the world’s first full-service creative B2B powerhouse, with 17 offices in over 10 countries. The most awarded B2B agency on the planet, gryo was named the 2018 ANA B2B Agency of the Year as well as the 2016 Ad Age B2B Agency of the Year. "
target: B2B International
B2B International is the world’s leading specialist business-to-business (B2B) market research company. B2B International help clients to realise their strategic goals by making decisions which are driven by insights and intelligence.
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closed 2/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Reputation Institute, acquired Mettle Consulting

synopsis: Reputation Institute (RI), a company that helps global companies unlock the power of their reputations for competitive advantage, has acquired London-based big data media analytics company Mettle Consulting Limited. Mettle Consulting measures a brand’s trust levels and gives predictive insight into a customers’ experience.
buyer: Reputation Institute
Reputation Institute’s RepTrak® methodology is the gold standard in the science of reputation measurement and management. Reputation Institute helps global companies unlock the power of their reputations for competitive advantage. "
target: Mettle Consulting
Mettle Consulting measures a brand’s trust levels, gives predictive insight into a customers’ experience, and so enables clients to grow their market share. Their trust analysis provides breadth and depth.
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closed 1/25/2018 via BusinessWire

FiscalNote Inc., acquired SHUNGHAM

synopsis: FiscalNote, a company that enables government affairs professionals and executives to maximize their influence on legislation and regulatory policy, has acquired SHUNGHAM, a professional intelligence firm providing high-quality, highly structured business information services to industry and government.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
The FiscalNote GRM platform is the most effective solution for managing government impact and public issues and is quickly becoming the cloud platform of choice for global brands as they analyze and manage their government risk, opportunity, and influence. "
target: SHUNGHAM
SHUNGHAM is a professional intelligence firm providing high-quality, highly structured business information services to industry and government.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 8/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Critical Research, acquired Saville Rossiter-Base

synopsis: Critical Research has acquired B2B research specialist Saville Rossiter-Base. Based in the UK, Saville Rossiter-Base is a market research agency. Saville Rossiter-Base offers a wide range of research approaches across sectors including financial services and insurance, business services, retail, telecoms, travel and tourism, and media.
buyer: Critical Research
Critical is one of the UK’s leading independent specialist market research companies, offering sound experience in business, financial, and specialist consumer markets. Their online system has been developed to coincide with their CATI data collection procedures. "
target: Saville Rossiter-Base
Based in the United Kingdom, Saville Rossiter-Base is a B2B market research agency. Saville Rossiter-Base offers a wide range of research approaches across sectors including financial services and insurance, business services, retail, telecoms, travel and tourism, and media.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/8/2017 via PR Newswire

Service Management Group, Inc., acquired Catalyst Healthcare Research

synopsis: Service Management Group (SMG), the leading international customer experience research firm, has acquired Catalyst Healthcare Research, a company that provides customized, practical marketing research services to help their healthcare clients transform, grow, and strengthen their businesses.
buyer: Service Management Group, Inc.
Service Management Group is the leading international customer experience research firm. Driving business results by partnering with brands to improve customer loyalty and employee engagement, it provides actionable insights and recommendations at both the front-line and senior executive levels. "
target: Catalyst Healthcare Research
Catalyst Healthcare Research provide customized, practical marketing research services to help their healthcare clients transform, grow, and strengthen their businesses. Their clients include nationally known health insurance plans, healthcare providers and healthcare suppliers.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/2/2017 via Company Press Release

PwC, acquired Optimisa Research

synopsis: PricewaterhouseCoopers announced that it has acquired the UK research business, Optimisa Research. Optimisa Research is a full service research agency with offices in London and Leeds and has over 30 years' experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative projects.
buyer: PwC
PwC’s accounting practice originated in London well over a century ago, and has expanded worldwide. PwC’s professional services include audit and assurance, tax and consulting that cover such areas as cybersecurity and privacy, human resources, deals and forensics. "
target: Optimisa Research
Optimisa Research is a full service research agency with offices in London and Leeds and has over 30 years' experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative projects. The company has an annual turnover of around £4m and employs forty-five staff.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/5/2017 via BusinessWire

Bregal Sagemount, acquired Lux Research

synopsis: Bregal Sagemount, a leading private equity firm focused on growth-oriented investments, announced that it has acquired Lux Research, a leading provider of market intelligence services designed to help its global customer base drive growth through technology innovation.
buyer parent: Bregal Investments
buyer: Bregal Sagemount
Bregal Sagemount is a growth-focused private capital firm with $1.7 billion in committed capital. Founded in 2012, the firm provides flexible capital and strategic assistance to market-leading companies in high-growth sectors across a wide variety of transaction situations. "
target: Lux Research
Lux Research is a leading provider of market intelligence services, helping clients drive growth through technology innovation. Lux clients are empowered to make better, informed decisions today to ensure future success.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/13/2016 via GlobeNewswire

AOTMP, acquired Mobilocity LLC

synopsis: AOTMP, the leader in telecom management practices and industry standards for enterprises and vendors, announced that it acquired various assets of Mobilocity LLC, which provides market research, conferences & events and a number of certification programs.
buyer parent: Evotem
buyer: AOTMP
AOTMP is a global leader providing telecom management best practices and industry standards for organizations and the vendors who support them. AOTMP solutions help enterprises drive performance, efficiency and productivity while significantly reducing costs. "
target: Mobilocity LLC
Mobilocity focuses on monitoring and analyzing emerging trends, technologies, and market behavior in mobile computing and wireless data communications devices, software, and services. Mobilocity looks at devices, applications, and services as well as wireless connectivity to those devices.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/29/2016 via Company Press Release

FARM, acquired Focused Marketing Associates

synopsis: Focused Marketing Associates (FMA), a more than 20-year-old Western New York-based strategic market research and business intelligence company, has been acquired by FARM, one of Western New York’s leading marketing agencies. In conjunction with the acquisition, FMA has evolved its brand, adopting the new name, Pathfinder.
buyer parent: Larry Robb
buyer: FARM
FARM operates as an integrated marketing communications agency. It offers market research, audience research, product development research, competitive analysis, data analytics, audits, and business intelligence services; and strategic business consulting, brand positioning and much more. "
target: Focused Marketing Associates
Focused Marketing Associates specializes in market research, business intelligence and business strategy for all facets of clients’ business including: operations, product development, sales and marketing, by guiding business forward through: market research, business intelligence, & data analytics.
price ($mm)
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announced 7/13/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Wood Mackenzie, will acquire Greentech Media, Inc.

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Greentech Media, Inc., an industry-leading information services provider for the next-generation electricity and renewables sector. Greentech Media will become part of Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk Analytics business.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Wood Mackenzie
Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk Analytics business, is a trusted source of commercial intelligence for the world's natural resources sector. Wood Mackenzie empowers clients to make better strategic decisions, providing objective analysis and advice on assets, companies, and markets "
target: Greentech Media, Inc.
Greentech Media delivers market analysis, business-to-business news and conferences that inform and connect players in the global clean energy market. Its coverage extends across the clean energy industry with a focus on solar power and the electric utilty market's evolution.
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