Like Cogenta Systems Ltd.

closed 9/29/2014 via Company Press Release

GfK Group, acquired Cogenta Systems Ltd.

synopsis: GfK strengthens its position in the online market through the acquisition of UK-based Cogenta, a leader in online pricing intelligence. Cogenta is the source of market intelligence, creating best of breed retail data that is trusted and relied upon by brands both in the UK and abroad.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s 80 years of data science experience. "
target: Cogenta Systems Ltd.
Cogenta is an industry pioneer in providing retail and pricing intelligence services, partnering with the biggest European retailers and brands. Cogenta is the source of market intelligence, creating best of breed retail data that is trusted and relied upon by brands both in the UK and abroad.
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closed 2/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Astound Commerce, acquired Market Force Information, Inc.

synopsis: Independent digital commerce specialist Astound Commerce has acquired MarketForce, a business unit within Digital River and leading innovator in digital performance marketing services.
buyer: Astound Commerce
Astound Commerce is an award-winning global digital commerce provider. They combine strategy, technology and interactive marketing services for many of the world's favorite brands and retailers. They can power every aspect of online business, and integrate across all marketing channels. "
target parent: Digital River, Inc.
target: Market Force Information, Inc.
Market Force Information, Inc. is the leading global customer intelligence solutions company for multi-location businesses including major retailers, restaurants, grocery and convenience stores, financial institutions, entertainment studios and consumer packaged goods companies.
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closed 2/4/2020 via Company Press Release

Ipsos S.A, purchased Mystery Shopping Business from MaritzCX

synopsis: Ipsos is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Mystery Shopping business of the Maritz group, one of the largest mystery shopping service providers in North America. Staffed by over 150 employees, Maritz’s Mystery Shopping business has been operating for over 35 years, mostly in North America.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,188.97)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is the third largest market research company in the world, present in 90 markets and employing more than 18,000 people. Their 75 business solutions are based on primary data coming from our surveys, social media monitoring, and qualitative or observational techniques. "
seller: MaritzCX
The acquisition includes the Mystery Shopping business of the Maritz group, one of the largest mystery shopping service providers in North America. Staffed by over 150 employees, Maritz’s Mystery Shopping business has been operating for over 35 years, mostly in North America.
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closed 7/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Ugam

synopsis: London-based Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd has acquired a majority stake in India-based Ugam Interactive Solutions Pvt. Ltd, a leading next generation data and analytics company. They work with retailers, distributors, manufacturers and research & consulting firms to enable superior data-driven decision-making.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Ugam
Ugam is a leading next generation data and analytics company. They work with retailers, distributors, manufacturers and research & consulting firms to enable superior data-driven decision-making.
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closed 5/8/2019 via Company Press Release

TABS Analytics, acquired Decision Insight

synopsis: TABS Analytics, a technology-enabled analytics firm servicing the consumer products industry, announced that it acquired Decision Insight, a global shopper marketing research and analytics firm with expertise in both brick-and-mortar and online shopping environments.
buyer: TABS Analytics
TABS Analytics is a technology-enabled analytics firm servicing the consumer products industry. They are the leading outsourced sales and marketing analytics firm in the CPG industry. TABS provide clients with workable solutions, expert guidance, and a positive ROI with their services. "
target: Decision Insight
Decision Insight is a leading shopper insights and retail strategy firm that uncovers shopper behaviors and motivations. Utilizing ShopperIQ® and Digital.IQ™, proprietary virtual platforms for brick & mortar and eCommerce, they deliver effective strategies.
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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 10/17/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Ipsos S.A, purchased Mystery Shopping Assets from Market Pulse

synopsis: Ipsos has acquired the mystery shopping staff, shoppers, and clients of Market Pulse International. Since 1989, Market Pulse has helped brands understand their business from their customers point of view, and supported clients to improve customer satisfaction, loyalty and growth. They are based in New Zealand.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,188.97)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is an independent market research companies managed by research professionals. Ipsos researchers assess market potential and trends, develop brands, help clients build long-term relationships with customers, test advertising, and study audience responses. "
seller: Market Pulse
The acquisition includes the the mystery shopping staff, shoppers, and clients of Market Pulse. Market Pulse helps brands understand their business from their customers point of view, and supports clients to improve customer satisfaction, loyalty and growth. They are based in New Zealand.
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closed 10/16/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Inmar Inc., acquired reach | influence

synopsis: Inmar announced that it has acquired Detroit, Michigan-based reach | influence, a marketing analytics company focused on powering the shopper experience to leverage retail shopper data to increase sales. reach | influence helps independent retailers, wholesalers and product manufacturers to measure marketing efficacy and engage their shoppers.
buyer parent: OMERS Private Equity
buyer: Inmar Inc.
Inmar applies technology and data science to improve outcomes for consumers and those who serve them. They have unmatched access to billions of consumer and business transactions in real time. Their analytics, platforms and services enable engagement with shoppers and patients, and optimize results."
target: reach | influence
reach | influence is a retail marketing firm focused on powering the shopper experience with the goal of leveraging shopper data to increase sales through a combination of marketing and merchandising programs. They provide insight to independent retailers, wholesalers and product manufacturers.
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closed 8/16/2017 via PR Web

Jancyn, acquired Customer Perspectives

synopsis: Jancyn Evaluation Shops, a mystery shopping company, is pleased to announce their acquisition of New Hampshire based Customer Perspectives, a 30-year leader in the mystery shopping marketplace. Customer Perspectives helps businesses increase their profits by retaining customers and attracting new ones.
buyer: Jancyn
Since 1980, Jancyn has provided best practices in mystery shopping for customer satisfaction and employee performance feedback programs. They develop data based mystery shops that are used to help their clients optimize resources, motivate employees and improve revenue. "
target: Customer Perspectives
Customer Perspectives is a 30-year leader in the mystery shopping marketplace. Customer Perspectives helps businesses increase their profits by retaining customers and attracting new ones.
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closed 9/22/2016 via BusinessWire

StellaService Inc., acquired ICC/Decision Services

synopsis: StellaService, the leader in helping companies grow through better customer service, announced the acquisition of ICC/Decision Services, a leader in successful in-store customer experience management programs including mystery shopping, customer intercepts and customer satisfaction surveys. This extends StellaService into in-store environments.
buyer: StellaService Inc.
StellaService helps companies grow through better service across their stores, contact centers and ecommerce fulfillment. Through a combination of software and proprietary data and insights, StellaService helps companies improve their operational and front-line team performance. "
target: ICC/Decision Services
ICC/Decision Services offers more than 37 years of hands-on experience designing and executing highly successful in-store customer experience management programs, including mystery shopping, customer intercepts and customer satisfaction surveys.
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closed 1/26/2016 via PR Newswire

Tyco International plc, acquired ShopperTrak

synopsis: Tyco International plc, the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of ShopperTrak, a leading global provider of retail consumer behavior insights and location-based analytics. ShopperTrak's solutions enable retailers to improve sales and operational effectiveness.
buyer: Tyco International plc (TYC:$9,701.00)
Tyco is the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company. Tyco provides more than three million customers around the globe with the latest fire protection and security products and services. "
target: ShopperTrak
ShopperTrak provides shopper-traffic counting technology and data analysis to the most respected names in retail. ShopperTrak is an integral business partner and trusted advisor to the industry, bringing innovative technology and business expertise to organizations throughout the world.
price ($mm)
$175
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$75
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2.3x
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closed 4/22/2015 via BusinessWire

Information Resources, Inc., acquired Datasea

synopsis: Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), the global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and over-the-counter healthcare companies, announced the acquisition of Datasea, one of China’s leading analytic services and market research companies, which has deep knowledge and expertise in the retail and CPG industries.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: Information Resources, Inc.
Information Resources, Inc. (IRi) delivers powerful market and shopper information, predictive analysis and foresight that leads to action. They go beyond the data to ignite extraordinary growth for their clients by pinpointing what matters and illuminating how it can impact their businesses. "
target: Datasea
Datasea services include analytics that help clients develop enhanced pricing strategies, efficient promotions, improved effectiveness in-store, forecasting, next-generation marketing mix modeling and assortment optimization.
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closed 4/15/2015 via BusinessWire

Antuit, acquired Prognos, Inc.

synopsis: Antuit, a global Big Data solutions company, announced the acquisition of Prognos, a Chicago-based analytics company specializing in the retail and consumer package goods (CPG) sector. Prognos is focused on demand forecasting, lifecycle pricing and customer insight.
buyer: Antuit
Antuit is a Big Data analytics solutions firm that enables enterprise clients to unlock business value from data within the constraints of their budgets and maturity on the Big Data curve. Antuit provides cutting-edge analytics offerings for Supply Chain and Sales & Marketing functions. "
target: Prognos, Inc.
Prognos Inc. is dedicated to providing financially measurable results for Retailers and Consumer Packaged Goods companies through advanced analytic solutions. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Chicago, Prognos is focused on demand forecasting, lifecycle pricing and customer insight.
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announced 4/15/2015 via Company Press Release

Copernicus Marketing Consulting, will acquire Forbes Consulting Group

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire Forbes Consulting Group and have it become part of Copernicus Marketing Consulting post acquisition. Founded in 1985, Forbes Consulting Group specializes in both quantitative and qualitative research and analysis.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Copernicus Marketing Consulting
Copernicus Marketing Consulting is a research-and-data-driven marketing consulting firm in the business of transforming companies. They use front-line experience, insights, and advanced analytics to help B2B and B2C companies develop, plan, and implement strategies that change brand trajectories. "
target: Forbes Consulting Group
The Forbes Consulting Group is a strategic and innovative market research company providing global clients with deeper levels of insight about emotions and motivations - and helping them gain strategic market advantage on the strength of these insights.
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$8
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closed 4/28/2014 via PR Web

reach | influence, acquired Penfield Consulting

synopsis: reach | influence, [ri], a leading marketing and analytics company and provider of shopper engagement strategies to the independent retail community, is pleased to announce a strategic acquisition of retail analytics firm Penfield Consulting.
buyer: reach | influence
reach | influence, is a marketing analytics firm focused on powering the shopper experience with the goal of leveraging shopper data to increase sales. They provide services and insight to independent retailers, wholesalers and CPGs. "
target: Penfield Consulting
Penfield Consulting is a retail analytics firm. Penfield Consulting delivered advanced analytics to the largest of retailers including The Sports Authority, The Home Depot, Priceline.com, and others.
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closed 3/7/2014 via BNC Analysis

RDI Marketing Services, Inc., acquired Service Industry Research Systems, Inc.

synopsis: RDI, a world class outsourcer, is pleased to announce their most recent acquisition of SIRS, Inc. Service Industry Research Systems, Inc. (SIRS) is a marketing research firm that specializes in insights for the retail industry.
buyer: RDI Marketing Services, Inc.
RDI is a world class outsourcer that provides custom solutions (sales, customer service, marketing, technology) on an outsourced basis to help businesses operate their core business more effectively. RDI was established in 1978 and their corporate headquarters is located in Blue Ash, OH. "
target: Service Industry Research Systems, Inc.
Service Industry Research Systems, Inc. (SIRS) is a marketing research firm that specializes in insights for the retail industry. It offers Conusmer Service Industry companies tested, sales predictive tools to identify how to gain and maintain new and loyal customers.
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closed 1/16/2014 via Company Press Release

IntelliShop, LLC, acquired STAR Shops, Training And Results, Inc.

synopsis: IntelliShop, a leading provider of customer experience research solutions to companies, and organizations across North America, announced that it is expanding its business serving owners and management companies with the client acquisition of Shops, Training And Results, Inc., a nationwide mystery shop, training, and consulting company.
buyer: IntelliShop, LLC
IntelliShop is the industry leader for the highest level of service to their clients, and exceptional quality, accuracy and integrity in the work they do. They help their clients to evaluate, understand and improve their customers’ experiences. "
target parent: MAG Multifamily Ancillary Group
target: STAR Shops, Training And Results, Inc.
STAR (Shops, Training And Results) is a nationwide mystery shop, training, and consulting company, that is highly specialized in providing customized performance-based mystery shop evaluations, and training programs for multifamily housing, retail, restaurants, and hospitality industries.
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announced 10/16/2013 via Company Press Release

NPD Group, Inc., will acquire Leisure Trends Group

synopsis: The NPD Group, a global information company, has signed an agreement to acquire the retail sales tracking and consumer research businesses of Leisure Trends, the Boulder, CO-based leader in market research for the sports and recreation industries. The acquisition does not include Leisure Trends’ Customer Relationship Management (CRM) business.
buyer: NPD Group, Inc.
The NPD Group is the leading global provider of consumer and retail market research solutions for a wide range of industries. They offer consumer behavior and point-of-sale (POS) information and industry expertise across more industries than any other market research company. "
target: Leisure Trends Group
Leisure Trends Group tracks a vast amount of information in the resort, hospitality, outdoor recreation and sports industries. Their retail sale tracking gives access to retail sales intelligence in key specialty retailers, and their consumer research offers customized research programs.
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closed 9/4/2013 via BusinessWire

Information Resources, Inc., acquired Aztec

synopsis: Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), a global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and over-the-counter healthcare companies, announced it has acquired Aztec, a leading provider of market measurement and related services for consumer packaged goods (CPG), liquor and pharmaceutical manufacturers and retailers.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: Information Resources, Inc.
Information Resources, Inc. (IRi) delivers powerful market and shopper information, predictive analysis and foresight that leads to action. They go beyond the data to ignite extraordinary growth for their clients by pinpointing what matters and illuminating how it can impact their businesses. "
target parent: Dentsu Inc.
target: Aztec
Aztec provides scan-data services to consumer packaged goods retailers and manufacturers. Aztec offers computer-based information services and core offerings include data processing and reporting, leading-edge user friendly software, training and client service support.
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closed 9/4/2013 via

Worth Global Style Network, Ltd., acquired Mindset Communicaco e Marketing Ltda

synopsis: WGSN, the leading global trend forecasting service, has acquired Mindset Communicaco e Marketing Ltda, its marketing partner in the vibrant Latin American market. Mindset is an advisory agency dedicated to research and analysis of future and current consumer behavior.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Worth Global Style Network, Ltd.
WGSN (Worth Global Style Network, Ltd.) is the leading online trend-analysis and research service providing creative and business intelligence for the apparel, style, design and retail industries. "
target: Mindset Communicaco e Marketing Ltda
Mindset is an advisory agency dedicated to research and analysis of future and current consumer behavior. It works with many leading companies in Brazil and brings a loyal subscriber base and great relationships with major retailers, merchandisers and designers across the region.
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closed 9/29/2014 via Company Press Release

GfK Group, acquired Cogenta Systems Ltd.

synopsis: GfK strengthens its position in the online market through the acquisition of UK-based Cogenta, a leader in online pricing intelligence. Cogenta is the source of market intelligence, creating best of breed retail data that is trusted and relied upon by brands both in the UK and abroad.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s 80 years of data science experience. "
target: Cogenta Systems Ltd.
Cogenta is an industry pioneer in providing retail and pricing intelligence services, partnering with the biggest European retailers and brands. Cogenta is the source of market intelligence, creating best of breed retail data that is trusted and relied upon by brands both in the UK and abroad.
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announced 7/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Ipsos S.A, will purchase Four Global Divisions from GfK Group

synopsis: Ipsos will acquire GfK Group's 4 global divisions of research: customer experience, experience innovation, health, and public affairs. Customer Experience is advising on customer satisfaction, Experience Innovation is research on user experience, Heath is research on health industry companies, and Public Affairs is research on public opinion.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,188.97)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is an independent market research companies managed by research professionals. Ipsos researchers assess market potential and trends, develop brands, help clients build long-term relationships with customers, test advertising, and study audience responses. "
seller: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
Headquartered in Germany. GfK Group is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. GfK has multiple global divisions of GfK Research, including customer experience, experience innovation, health, and public affairs.
price ($mm)
$123
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$234
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closed 9/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

RAIT Group, purchased Baltic States Operations from GfK Group

synopsis: RAIT, one of the leading market research companies in the Baltic countries, has acquired GfK's consulting and research services in the Baltic States. GfK is the fourth largest market research company in the world, and they have offered market research focused on continuous market segmentation and trend assessment in the Baltic States since 2006.
buyer: RAIT Group
RAIT Group is one of the leading market research companies in the Baltic countries with successful branches in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. RAIT Group has more than 20 years experience in market research, and they are proud of their long term experience and high quality evaluations. "
seller: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s long-standing data science experience.
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closed 2/10/2016 via Company Description

GfK Group, acquired Netquest

synopsis: GfK, the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information, has acquired Netquest, an independent online field provider for the market research sector in Spain, Portugal and Latin America.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s long-standing data science experience. "
target: Netquest
Founded in Barcelona in 2001, Netquest is an independent online field provider for the market research sector in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. They have more than 400,000 consumers willing to give their opinion in 21 countries, and the latest technology in order to manage and survey them.
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announced 11/18/2015 via Company Press Release

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, will purchase Animal & Crop Health Division from GfK Group

synopsis: GfK Group announced the agreement to sell its global animal & crop health division to a consortium consisting of Inflexion, a private equity investor, and the management led by Stephen Hearn. The division specialises in all aspects of market research in animal health, crop protection, farm machinery & equipment, seed/biotech & fertilizers.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP is a UK mid-market private equity firm, investing in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses with ambitious management teams. Investing between £15m and £75m, Inflexion provides complementary investment solutions backing buyouts, as well as minority investments."
seller: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
The Animal & Crop Health Division of GfK Group provides market research in animal health, crop protection, farm machinery & equipment, seed/biotech & fertilizers. GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions.
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closed 8/12/2015 via Company Press Release

GfK Group, acquired NORM Research and Consulting AB

synopsis: GfK has acquired NORM Research & Consulting AB, a Sweden-based market research company specialized in virtual shopper research. Their core product is a software that simulates shopping environments for various market research purposes. Simstore, NORM’s cloud-based software, enables effective analysis of shoppers’ behaviour.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s 80 years of data science experience. "
target: NORM Research and Consulting AB
NORM Research & Consulting AB is a Sweden-based market research company specialized in virtual shopper research. Their core product, Simstore, is a software that simulates shopping environments for various market research purposes.
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closed 9/29/2014 via Company Press Release

GfK Group, acquired Cogenta Systems Ltd.

synopsis: GfK strengthens its position in the online market through the acquisition of UK-based Cogenta, a leader in online pricing intelligence. Cogenta is the source of market intelligence, creating best of breed retail data that is trusted and relied upon by brands both in the UK and abroad.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s 80 years of data science experience. "
target: Cogenta Systems Ltd.
Cogenta is an industry pioneer in providing retail and pricing intelligence services, partnering with the biggest European retailers and brands. Cogenta is the source of market intelligence, creating best of breed retail data that is trusted and relied upon by brands both in the UK and abroad.
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closed 3/14/2014 via Company Press Release

PT Primera Indonesia merged with GfK Group,

synopsis: PT Primera Indonesia, a full service market research agency, and GfK have announced that PT Primera Indonesia will merge into GfK’s existing business in Retail Tracking and Media.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s 80 years of data science experience. "
target: PT Primera Indonesia
PT Primera Indonesia is a full service market research agency. The company is based in Jakarta, Indonesia and it was founded by Iyan Muhsinin in 2012.
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closed 7/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

GfK Group, acquired PCNDATA Nederland BV

synopsis: Market research firm GfK acquired PCNDATA. PCNDATA offers solutions for sales promotion performance. They collect and record all sales promotion information, including store coupons and internet promotions, of food, non-food and drug store chains in Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. This information is available via a web application.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is one of the world’s largest research companies, working to discover new insights into the way people live, think and shop, in over 100 markets. They offer custom research services, including information and consulting services that support operational and strategic marketing decisions. "
target: PCNDATA Nederland BV
PCNDATA offers solutions for sales promotion performance. They collect and record all sales promotion information, including store coupons and internet promotions, of food, non-food and drug store chains in Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. This information is available via a web application.
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closed 6/11/2013 via Company Press Release

GfK Group, acquired Sensemetric Web & Social Media Mining GmbH

synopsis: Gfk, one of the world's largest research companies, acquired Sensemetric Web & Social Mining GmbH, an international full-service social media mining and consulting company. Sensemetric is a unique digital platform for conducting social media analysis in any country around the world where social media is a force.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is one of the world’s largest research companies, working to discover new insights into the way people live, think and shop, in over 100 markets. They offer custom research services, including information and consulting services that support operational and strategic marketing decisions. "
target: Sensemetric Web & Social Media Mining GmbH
Sensemetric Web & Social Mining GmbH is an international full-service social media mining and consulting company. Sensemetric is a unique digital platform for conducting social media analysis in any country around the world where social media is a force.
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closed 5/13/2013 via BusinessWire

GfK Group, acquired Paterson Consulting

synopsis: GfK is staking a larger claim to agriculture and animal health research in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The world’s #4 global market research firm has acquired Paterson Consulting, a leader in agricultural insights for Australia, and has established new offices in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, for its Animal and Crop Health team.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is one of the world’s largest research companies, with more than 11,500 experts working to discover new insights into the way people live, think and shop, in over 100 markets, every day. "
target: Paterson Consulting
Paterson Consulting is a leader in agricultural market research for Australia.
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closed 10/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

GfK Group, acquired GlobalEdge Marketing Consultants

synopsis: GfK has acquired South African research company GlobalEdge Marketing Consultants. GlobalEdge’s quant and qual consumer research includes innovation, segmentation, shopper, sensory and pricing services, and its ‘ShopperLINK’ consumer panelists use in-home scanning technology to register their household purchases.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is one of the world’s largest research companies. 11,500 GfK experts are working to discover new insights about the way people live, think and shop, in over 100 markets, every day. "
target: GlobalEdge Marketing Consultants
GlobalEDGE Marketing Consultants is a full service market research house striving to consistently offer client focused and actionable results – international research quality with a sound Pan-African understanding.
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closed 3/6/2012 via Company Press Release

GfK Group, acquired Bridgehead International

synopsis: GfK, one of the world’s largest market research organizations, announced the full acquisition and integration of Bridgehead International – operating henceforth as GfK Bridgehead – a leading market access consultancy serving global companies in the pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics industries.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is one of the world’s largest research companies, with more than 11,000 experts working to discover new insights into the way people live, think and shop, in over 100 markets, every day. "
target: Bridgehead International
Bridgehead International is globally recognized for its expertise in market access strategy; pricing and reimbursement strategy; health economics and health technology assessment.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/9/2011 via BNC Analysis

GfK Group, acquired Knowledge Networks Inc.

synopsis: GfK, one of the largest market research companies in the world, has acquired US-based consumer specialist Knowledge Networks. Founded in 1998, Knowledge Networks provides online research solutions including KnowledgePanel, which claims to offer a ‘truly representative’ sample of the US population.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
The GfK Group is one of the largest market research companies in the world. GfK delivers services in all major consumer, pharmaceutical, media and service sector market segments. Its services are divided into three sectors: Custom Research, Retail and Technology and Media. "
target: Knowledge Networks Inc.
Knowledge Networks is passionate about research in packaged goods, retail, media, health and social policy. It specializes in innovative online research that consistently gives leaders in business, government, and academia the confidence to make important decisions.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/1/2010 via PR Newswire

GfK Group, acquired Interscope, LLC

synopsis: The GfK Group acquired 100% ownership of US company Interscope, LLC. Interscope is a leading marketing consulting organization that focuses on helping companies build their brands at retail. The acquisition contributes to the growth of GfK Custom Research North America. Interscope will remain in their Westport, CT location.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
The GfK Group offers the fundamental knowledge that industry, retailers, services companies and the media need to make market decisions. The group provides a comprehensive range of information and consultancy services in the three business sectors of custom research, retail and technology and media."
target: Interscope, LLC
Interscope is a dynamic and flexible sales and marketing firm specializing in helping clients win in today's challenging retail landscape. Their collaborative approach creates customized solutions that are proven to build brands and categories at retail.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/22/2010 via BusinessWire

GfK Kynetec, purchased Non-Crop Business from Agricultural Information Services

synopsis: GfK Kynetec, the global leader in market research for the crop protection, biotechnology and animal health industries, announced the acquisition of the non-crop business of Agricultural Information Services (AIS), London, UK.
buyer parent: GfK Group
buyer: GfK Kynetec
GfK Kynetec is the leading global provider of innovative market research and consulting services specializing in crop protection, biotechnology and animal health. "
seller: Agricultural Information Services
Agricultural Information Services (AIS) provides information and consultancy for inputs to agriculture and non-crop pest control. Their three main activites are non-crop pesticide use data, the World Pest Database, and Target Animal Disease service.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/18/2010 via BusinessWire

GfK Group, purchased a minority stake in dmrkynetec

synopsis: dmrkynetec, the global leader in market research for the crop protection, biotechnology and animal health industries, announced it will operate as GfK Kynetec following the company’s acquisition by the GfK Group, the world’s fourth-largest market research organization.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
The GfK Group offers the fundamental knowledge that industry, retailers, services companies and the media need to make market decisions. The group provides a comprehensive range of information and consultancy services in the three business sectors of custom research, retail and technology and media."
target: dmrkynetec
As the leading global provider of innovative market research and consulting services within agricultural and animal health, dmrkynetec understands your industry and appreciates your information needs.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/23/2009 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, purchased AdMeasure from Mediamark Research & Intelligence, LLC

synopsis: Mediamark Research & Intelligence (MRI) announced that WPP's GroupM has purchased MRI's AdMeasure, the industry's first ad ratings service for major consumer magazines.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM, one of the world's leading full service media investment management operation, was created by WPP Group to oversee its assets in this sector. These assets include Mediaedge:cia, MindShare, MediaCom and MAXUS. "
seller parent: GfK Group
seller: Mediamark Research & Intelligence, LLC
AdMeasure provides audience metrics for every national ad in every issue of approximately 200 magazine titles.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/15/2005 via PR Newswire

GfK Group, will acquire NOP World

synopsis: United Business Media plc announces that it has signed a definitive agreement with GfK Aktiengesellschaft ("GfK") in relation to the sale of NOP World, its market research business, for GBP383 million in cash.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
The GfK Group offers the fundamental knowledge that industry, retailers, services companies and the media need to make market decisions. The group provides a comprehensive range of information and consultancy services in the three business sectors of custom research, retail and technology and media."
target parent: United Business Media PLC
target: NOP World
NOP World is a top-ten market research power, uniting some of the most renowned US and European research firms into a single global organization. By unifying our businesses under a common identity, NOP World adds even greater value to the leading research and consulting companies you’ve trusted for
price ($mm)
$730
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/29/2014 via Company Press Release

GfK Group, acquired Cogenta Systems Ltd.

synopsis: GfK strengthens its position in the online market through the acquisition of UK-based Cogenta, a leader in online pricing intelligence. Cogenta is the source of market intelligence, creating best of breed retail data that is trusted and relied upon by brands both in the UK and abroad.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s 80 years of data science experience. "
target: Cogenta Systems Ltd.
Cogenta is an industry pioneer in providing retail and pricing intelligence services, partnering with the biggest European retailers and brands. Cogenta is the source of market intelligence, creating best of breed retail data that is trusted and relied upon by brands both in the UK and abroad.
price ($mm)
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announced 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Cint AB, will acquire GapFish GmbH

synopsis: Cint Group AB, the global software leader in digital insights gathering, entered into a definitive agreement and completed the acquisition of 91 per cent of the shares in GapFish GmbH. GapFish is a Berlin-based market research company that operates the world’s largest ISO-certified online panel community for the DACH region.
buyer parent: Nordic Capital
buyer: Cint AB
Headquartered in Sweden, Cint is a global software leader in digital insights gathering. The Cint platform automates the insights gathering process so that companies can gain access to insights faster with unparalleled scale. "
target parent: Innofact AG
target: GapFish GmbH
GapFish is a Berlin-based market research company that operates the world’s largest ISO-certified online panel community for the DACH region. GapFish is the market-leader with over 500,000 highly profiled, double-opt in, premium quality research respondents across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
price ($mm)
$31*
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
21.8x
closed 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Kantar Group, acquired MeMo2

synopsis: UK-based insights and consulting firm Kantar has acquired cross-media effectiveness tracking company MeMo2. Headquartered in Amsterdam, MeMo2 creates automated cross-media effectiveness measurement tools that can monitor real-time consumer behaviour, including retail traffic, out-of-home exposures, and large sports events.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: The Kantar Group
UK-based Kantar is the world’s leading data-driven analytics and brand consulting group. Kantar works alongside clients to create strategies that improve brand awareness, attract more consumers, increase brand penetration, create financial success, and grow peoples’ confidence in public services. "
target: MeMo2
Based in the Netherlands, MeMo2 is a leader in advanced cross media research and analytics. The company's analytics, communication research, and innovative data science capabilities are designed to bring immediate transparency and control to improve ROI and Return On Advertising Spend levels.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/14/2021 via PR Newswire

Material+, acquired Aruliden LLC

synopsis: Material, an integrated marketing services company, has acquired Aruliden, an award-winning global design agency that specializes in building purposeful brands from product to launch. Material's unique combination of insights-led consulting and technology-driven marketing services will expand Aruliden's front-end and back-end offerings.
buyer parent: Tailwind Capital Partners
buyer: Material+
Material is a leading integrated marketing services company that leverages deep human understanding to help brands deliver material outcomes and experiences for their customers and the communities they serve. The company helps B2B and B2C brands put insights into action and create work with impact. "
target: Aruliden LLC
Aruliden is an award-winning global design agency that specializes in building purposeful brands from product to launch. Aruliden services include design research, market & consumer insights, brand strategy, brand identity, art direction, communications, product design & development, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

The IQ Business Group (Pty) Ltd, acquired Nudge.co.za

synopsis: South African independent management and technology consulting firm, IQbusiness, announced that it has acquired innovative insights agency, nudge, as part of a targeted merger and acquisition (M&A) strategy to ramp up organic growth and diversify its offering.
buyer: The IQ Business Group (Pty) Ltd
IQbusiness is the leading independent management consulting firm in South Africa, helping clients overcome their business challenges and achieve sustainable growth. Since 1998, they have been enabling cleints to take their products to market faster, improve customer satisfaction, and more. "
target: Nudge.co.za
Nudge is South Africa's fastest growing online market research company. They are experts at digital market research and specifically Branded Insight Communities and Branded Short-term Panels.
price ($mm)
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announced 11/16/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Genius Brands International, Inc, will acquire ChizComm Ltd

synopsis: Genius Brands International, Inc., a global brand management company that creates and licenses multimedia entertainment content for children, is to acquire ChizComm Ltd., a leading North American marketing and media agency, as well as ChizComm Beacon Media, its best-in-class media research, planning and buying division.
buyer: Genius Brands International, Inc (GNUS:$1.92)
Genius Brands International, Inc. is a leading global kids media company developing, producing, marketing and licensing branded children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media and retail distribution. "
target: ChizComm Ltd
ChizComm is Canada's full-service marketing and communications agency, specializing in the strategy and execution of public relations, digital marketing, social media, and creative services. They cultivate long-lasting, impactful connections between consumers and brands across a range of industries.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Thesis Agency, acquired Bonfire Marketing

synopsis: Thesis, a full-service digital agency, has acquired Bonfire Marketing, a digital content marketing agency. Bonfire Marketing specializes in account-based marketing for SaaS, hardware technology, and health and wellness. Their core specialties include marketing research, SEO, content development, social media, and more.
buyer: Thesis Agency
Thesis is a full-service digital agency that helps clients to connect with their audiences in many ways. Thesis creates neatly tailored messages that people care to engage with. They offer services for email, digital and brand design, social media, SEO, web design and more. "
target: Bonfire Marketing
Bonfire Marketing is a digital content marketing agency. Bonfire Marketing specializes in account-based marketing for SaaS, hardware technology, and health and wellness. Their core specialties include marketing research, SEO, content development, social media, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

Corporate Document Services Ltd, acquired Simpleusability Ltd

synopsis: SimpleUsability, a Yorkshire-headquartered behavioral research company that helps brands to understand the needs of their customers, has been acquired by CDS (Corporate Document Services ). The joining of the two firms will broaden CDS’s client proposition by strengthening its in-house behavioral insight offering.
buyer: Corporate Document Services Ltd
Corporate Document Services (CDS) is a UK-based communications agency. that applies intelligent thinking to transform communications and experiences across creative, digital, print and technology. "
target: Simpleusability Ltd
SimpleUsability is a Yorkshire-headquartered behavioral research company that helps brands to understand the needs of their customers. SimpleUsability works with major brands, helping them understand the people who use their products and services through market research and usability.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/3/2020 via BusinessWire

MaritzCX merged with InMoment, Inc,

synopsis: InMoment and MaritzCX, recognized market leaders and proven innovators in the global customer experience (CX) sector, have merged. The combined company will serve 90 percent of the world’s automotive companies, eight out of 10 of the leading banks, nearly 20 percent of the top 50 retailers, and 40 percent of the top hospitality companies.
buyer parent: Madison Dearborn Partners
buyer: InMoment, Inc
InMoment helps organizations deliver more valuable and inspiring experiences to their customers and employees at every moment in their journey. The company's Experience Intelligence (XI) platform continually analyzes and evaluates enterprise experience data and customer feedback. "
target parent: Maritz, Inc.
target: MaritzCX
MaritzCX is the leader in experience management for big business, and includes customer experience (CX), employee experience (EX), and patient experience. The company combines experience management software, data and research science, and deep vertical market expertise to accelerate client success.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Savanta, acquired Future Thinking

synopsis: Savanta has acquired the UK division of Future Thinking, a global data driven intelligence company that combines research with data science to produce actionable insight for clients, including Unilever, British Gas and LEGO.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Savanta
Based in London, Savanta's offerings include: data collection and analysis – with access to 100m respondents through its proprietary technology platform; bespoke research and consulting – consisting of tailored tools structured in industry and methodology practices; and intelligence products. "
target: Future Thinking
Future Thinking is a leading market research and data analytics company, renowned for helping clients maximize sales, revenue and profit, through a combination of qualitative and quantitative research; often analysed through the lens of data science and behavioral economics.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 2/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Kantar Group, acquired Colmar Brunton Pty Limited

synopsis: Research and consulting company Kantar has acquired fellow research company Colmar Brunton in its first move since it was spun off from WPP. As part of the acquisition, Colmar Brunton, which specialises in sensory, customer and governmental research, will be fully integrated into Kantar and the brand retired in Australia. 
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: The Kantar Group
Kantar is home to some of the world's leading research, data and insights brands. They offer market research into the way people live, shop, vote, watch and tweet – in over a hundred countries worldwide. "
target: Colmar Brunton Pty Limited
Colmar Brunton is New Zealand's best known insights and market research agency. Colmar Brunton specialises in sensory, customer and governmental research, and operates from offices in Auckland and New Zealand.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

InSites Consulting, acquired ABN Impact

synopsis: InSites Consulting, one of the world’s most innovative insight agencies, announced its acquisition of Asian online insight community innovator ABN Impact. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, ABN Impact has established itself as the reference agency across Asia for delivering continuous customer insights through insight communities.
buyer: InSites Consulting
InSites Consulting is a next generation insights agency stretching the boundaries of marketing research since 1997. InSites Consulting is a pioneer in empowering brands to take better and faster decisions with consumer insights at the core. "
target: ABN Impact
ABN Impact is an online insight community innovator. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, ABN Impact has established itself as the reference agency across Asia for delivering continuous customer insights through insight communities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Bastion Collective, acquired dogsbollocks5

synopsis: Bastion Collective, the largest independent communications group in Australia, has acquired db5 (Dogsbollocks5), a consumer insights and strategy consultancy specializing in quantitative and qualitative research, brand strategy, innovation and communications.
buyer: Bastion Collective
Bastion Collective is a unique group of leading marketing and communications businesses that offer a powerful mix of expertise. "
target: dogsbollocks5
Dogsbollocks5 (db5) is a consumer insights and strategy consultancy specializing in quantitative and qualitative research, brand strategy, innovation and communications. At their core they believe the right data (big or otherwise) and insights are the key to transforming brands and businesses.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Blue Field Agency, acquired Totta Data Lab and Totta Research

synopsis: Blue Field Agency, a Dutch marketing firm, has acquired Totta Data Lab and Totta Research from Totta Group, a Dutch Holding company. Totta Data Lab is a Dutch data science scale-up specialized in AI, Voice & machine learning. Totta Research is a Dutch marketing research company that helps customers with determining the behavior of their audiences.
buyer: Blue Field Agency
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Bluefield collects data and turns it into information for actionable business insights. It takes data analyses to the next level by combining hard kpi-driven marketing data with soft(er) marketing research data towards the effects on business performance. "
target parent: Totta Group NV
target: Totta Data Lab and Totta Research
Totta Data Lab is a Dutch data science scale-up specialized in AI, Voice & machine learning techniques. Totta Research is a Dutch marketing research company that helps customers with determining the behavior of their audiences. The companies belong to Totta Group, a Dutch Holding company.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Savanta, acquired Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc.

synopsis: Savanta, the global intelligence business, has acquired Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc. (HSR Associates), the New Jersey-based marketing research consultancy. Founded in 1975, HSR Associates has a reputation as one of the premier boutique research agencies, providing custom strategic research services to corporations across the US.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Savanta
Based in London, Savanta's offerings include: data collection and analysis – with access to 100m respondents through its proprietary technology platform; bespoke research and consulting – consisting of tailored tools structured in industry and methodology practices; and intelligence products. "
target: Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc.
Founded in 1975, boutique research agency Hase/Schannen Research Associates (HSR Associates) offers custom strategic research services to corporations across a variety of industries in the US and abroad. HSR Associates is a full-service market research firm of just the right size.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 7/10/2019 via Company Press Release

InSites Consulting, acquired Join the Dots

synopsis: InSites Consulting, a UK company that is continuously pushing the boundaries of marketing research for deeper engagement, more inspiration, and longer lasting impact, has acquired Join the Dots, a UK innovative, award-winning consumer insight agency that gets brands closer to consumers and their cultures.
buyer: InSites Consulting
Based in the UK, InSites Consulting is continuously pushing the boundaries of marketing research for deeper engagement, more inspiration, and longer lasting impact. They help clients connect with consumers all over the world, combining consistency and efficiency with local flavor and context. "
target: Join the Dots
Headquartered in the UK, Join the Dots is an innovative, award-winning consumer insight agency that gets brands closer to consumers and their cultures. Their approach brings together rigorous primary research with the latest thinking in psychology, behavioral economics and consumer trends.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 7/8/2019 via PR Newswire

LAC Group, will acquire ShiftCentral

synopsis: LAC Group has agreed to acquire ShiftCentral, a premiere market and competitive intelligence agency specializing in delivering highly-customized, analyst-driven insights and analysis for clients in the professional services, healthcare, financial services, technology and public sectors across the USA, Canada and UK.
buyer: LAC Group
Los Angeles-headquartered LAC Group provides critical knowledge and information management solutions such as competitive intelligence, research services, preservation and archival services, spend and cost management as well as knowledge management services for Fortune 500 companies. "
target: ShiftCentral
ShiftCentral is a premiere market and competitive intelligence agency specializing in delivering highly-customized, analyst-driven insights and analysis for clients in the professional services, healthcare, financial services, technology and public sectors across the USA, Canada and the UK.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 3/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Macromill, Inc., acquired W&S Group

synopsis: Macromill, Inc., global marketing research company, has acquired acquired a 51% stake in W&S Group, an online and offline marketing research business in Southeast Asia. W&S Group conducts 2,000 research projects each year and continuously collects consumer insights to provide essential data for the development of their client's business.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Macromill, Inc. (TSE:3978:$388.99)
Based in Japan, Macromill is a rapidly growing global market research and digital marketing solutions provider. They bring together the collective power of their specialist companies to provide innovative data and insights that drive clients' smarter decisions. "
target: W&S Group
W&S Group is an online and offline marketing research business in Southeast Asia. W&S Group conducts 2,000 research projects each year and continuously collects consumer insights to provide essential data for the development of their client's business.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 3/28/2019 via Company Description

Brandwatch, acquired Qriously, Inc.

synopsis: Brandwatch, the world-leading social intelligence company, has acquired Qriously, a London-based SaaS research platform. Qriously enables businesses to accesses the mindset of billions of people all over the world by asking questions on mobile devices.
buyer: Brandwatch
Brandwatch is the world's enterprise social intelligence leader, empowering 1,400 of the planet's most admired brands and agencies including Unilever, Walmart and Dell to make insightful, data-driven business decisions. "
target: Qriously, Inc.
Qriously is a London-based SaaS research platform. Qriously enables businesses to accesses the mindset of billions of people all over the world by asking questions on mobile devices. Answers to those questions are used to unearth valuable insights and engage relevant audiences.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

BVA Group, acquired Doxa S.p.A

synopsis: BVA Group, a market research agency in France, has acquired Doxa, an Italian market research and opinion poll business. Doxa has a team of over 140 professionals dedicated to data collection, analysis, and interpretation. They offer a network of 1,000 interviewers, 5,000 mystery shoppers, and a mobile community of 10,000 active digital consumers.
buyer: BVA Group
BVA Group is a market research agency in France. BVA offers quantitative and qualitative solutions and specializes in four major areas of expertise: point-of-sale activation, customer experience, big data and behavioral change. "
target: Doxa S.p.A
Doxa is an Italian market research and opinion poll business. Doxa has a team of over 140 professionals dedicated to data collection, analysis, and interpretation. They offer a network of over 1,000 interviewers, 5,000 mystery shoppers, and a mobile community of 10,000 active digital consumers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$27
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA

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GfK Group
GfK Group
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s long-standing data science experience.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,759.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$164.56
EBIT ($mm)
$84.18
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12926
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Ticker: AIM:NFC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next 15
Next 15
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$444.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$46.65
EBIT ($mm)
$18.80
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2183
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Ticker: TSE:3675
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cross Marketing Inc.
Cross Marketing Inc.
Cross Marketing Inc. is the pioneer online research provider in Japan. Having the capabilities of a full-service research agency, with the backing of the other group companies within Cross Marketing Group, they offer a total marketing solutions package on a global scale.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$80.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.30
EBIT ($mm)
$5.14
Net Income ($mm)
$3.79
Employees
949
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Ticker: WSE:MCP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mediacap SA
Mediacap SA
MEDIACAP SA is the fastest growing publicly listed group providing services in the field of media, marketing, market research and public opinion. The company is based in Poland.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$34.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.98
EBIT ($mm)
$1.64
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: XSAT:CEAB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Community Entertainment Svenska AB
Community Entertainment Svenska AB
Community Entertainment Svenska AB (publ), through its subsidiaries, focuses on commercializing proprietary software for online quizzes. It serves entertainment, information, and education industries. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.23
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.31)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.45)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: ENXTPA:IPS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ipsos S.A
Ipsos S.A
Ipsos ranks third in the global research industry. They have built a solid Group around a multi-specialist positioning – Media and advertising research; Marketing research; Client and employee relationship management; Opinion & social research; Mobile, Online, Offline data collection and delivery.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,188.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$216.16
EBIT ($mm)
$189.18
Net Income ($mm)
$130.45
Employees
17640
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Ticker: XTRA:GFK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GfK Group
GfK Group
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s long-standing data science experience.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,759.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$164.56
EBIT ($mm)
$84.18
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12926
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Ticker: AIM:NFC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next 15
Next 15
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$444.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$46.65
EBIT ($mm)
$18.80
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2183
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Ticker: TSE:3675
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cross Marketing Inc.
Cross Marketing Inc.
Cross Marketing Inc. is the pioneer online research provider in Japan. Having the capabilities of a full-service research agency, with the backing of the other group companies within Cross Marketing Group, they offer a total marketing solutions package on a global scale.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$80.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.30
EBIT ($mm)
$5.14
Net Income ($mm)
$3.79
Employees
949
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Ticker: WSE:MCP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mediacap SA
Mediacap SA
MEDIACAP SA is the fastest growing publicly listed group providing services in the field of media, marketing, market research and public opinion. The company is based in Poland.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$34.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.98
EBIT ($mm)
$1.64
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: XSAT:CEAB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Community Entertainment Svenska AB
Community Entertainment Svenska AB
Community Entertainment Svenska AB (publ), through its subsidiaries, focuses on commercializing proprietary software for online quizzes. It serves entertainment, information, and education industries. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.23
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.31)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.45)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: NLSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Nielsen Company, Inc.
The Nielsen Company, Inc.
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$6,311.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,210.00
EBIT ($mm)
$863.00
Net Income ($mm)
$585.00
Employees
43000
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Ticker: ASX:PPL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pureprofile Pty Ltd.
Pureprofile is a technology and insights company that helps brands, businesses and consumers make better decisions. Consumers answer short surveys to build their own unique profiles and Pureprofile uses this information to connect them to surveys, insights, and offers tailored to their preferences.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$36.88
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.94)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.81)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
210
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Ticker: TSXV:INX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intouch Insight Inc.
Intouch Insight Inc.
Intouch Insight offers a complete portfolio of customer experience management (CEM) products and services that help global brands delight their customers, strengthen brand reputation and improve financial performance.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$13.75
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SCOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
comScore, Inc.
comScore, Inc.
comScore, Inc. is a global leader in digital measurement and analytics, delivering insights on web, mobile and TV consumer behavior that enable clients to maximize the value of their digital investments.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$368.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.14
EBIT ($mm)
$1.66
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1292
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALBLD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bilendi
Bilendi
At a time when the volumes, variety and speed of data broadcast and exchange are expanding rapidly, Bilendi brings an innovative, technology-led approach to data collection, management and analysis. Its core activities are Services for Market Research and Customer Engagement and Loyalty.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$38.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.24
EBIT ($mm)
$3.24
Net Income ($mm)
$1.47
Employees
244
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Ticker: PGND
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Press Ganey Associates, Inc.
Press Ganey Associates, Inc.
Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience, and workforce engagement.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$344.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$104.94
EBIT ($mm)
$60.70
Net Income ($mm)
$27.26
Employees
1058
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Ticker: OMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, public relations and other specialty communications services.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$13,171.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,956.40
EBIT ($mm)
$1,733.80
Net Income ($mm)
$945.40
Employees
64100
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Ticker: TSE:2433
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Group companies are committed to providing optimized solutions for advertisers, media companies and content holders in Japan and internationally. The company provides planning, production, marketing, public relations, and other services related to advertising in various media.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$12,689.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$491.78
EBIT ($mm)
$351.82
Net Income ($mm)
$208.98
Employees
23939
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Ticker: SWX:DKSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,600.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$282.63
EBIT ($mm)
$240.86
Net Income ($mm)
$232.55
Employees
32996
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