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closed 1/6/2016 via Company Press Release

In Vivo BVA merged with Perception Research Services,

synopsis: Perception Research Services and IN VIVO BVA announced the merger of their companies. This merger unites the world’s two leading research agencies focused on packaging, shopper marketing and new product innovation. The new company PRS IN VIVO will help FMCG marketers succeed at both the purchase and the product usage experience.
buyer: Perception Research Services
Perception Research Services specializes in consumer research to help marketers connect with shoppers and close sales. Their custom studies guide, assess and improve packaging and shopper marketing efforts, including qualitative research, on-shelf assessments, in-store, online and in-home studies. "
target parent: Montefiore Investment
target: In Vivo BVA
In Vivo BVA is one of Europe's leading tailor-made consumer goods research companies. In Vivo BVA boasts unrivalled expertise in consumer goods research and marketing thanks to precise and unique methodologies that provide results capable of predicting the future behavior of consumers and shoppers.
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closed 10/27/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Koch Media, acquired Splatter Group

synopsis: Koch Media, a producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories in Europe, has acquired Splatter Connect, a field marketing and experiential agency in the UK. Splatter helps FMCG and technology brands to forge lasting relationships. They offer services for pop up stores, product sampling, product demonstrations, and more.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Koch Media
Austria-based Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, videogames and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label. "
target: Splatter Group
Splatter is a leading field marketing and experiential agency in the UK. Splatter helps FMCG and technology brands to forge lasting relationships and increase sales. They offer services for pop up stores, product sampling, product demonstrations, and more.
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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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announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

DKSH Holding Ltd., will acquire Crossmark Australia and New Zealand

synopsis: DKSH has signed an agreement to acquire the field marketing provider Crossmark in Australia and New Zealand. Crossmark is a leading sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods and services industry that delivers smarter solutions to clients for faster growth in an ever-changing world.
buyer: DKSH Holding Ltd. (SWX:DKSH:$11,600.35)
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. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Crossmark Australia and New Zealand
CROSSMARK is a leading sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods and services industry that delivers smarter solutions to clients for faster growth in an ever-changing world.
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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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announced 10/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Mi9 Retail, will acquire MyWebGrocer, Inc.

synopsis: Mi9 Retail, a leading provider of end-to-end software solutions for retailers, wholesalers, and brands, announced that it has signed a contract to acquire MyWebGrocer, a leading software and digital media company to the grocery and Consumer Packaged Goods industries.
buyer parent: Respida Capital
buyer: Mi9 Retail
Mi9 Retail is the fastest growing provider of enterprise software for retailers, wholesalers, and brands. Mi9 enables leading retailers to automate and optimize their entire Plan-to-Sell™ process, from planning to executing, influencing, and selling merchandise in-store, online, and on any device. "
target parent: HGGC, LLC
target: MyWebGrocer, Inc.
MyWebGrocer is a leading software and digital media company connecting Retailers, Manufacturers and Consumers through its suite of modular products and services. The company’s offerings span the entire digital shopper journey, from inspiration, through intent and purchase.
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closed 6/20/2018 via PR Newswire

SnackNation, acquired EdgiLife

synopsis: SnackNation, the leading nationwide tech-enabled snack marketplace, announced the acquisition of EdgiLife and its brand Love With Food, a consumer insights and data analytics company with a snack subscription services. EdgiLife is a platform that enables emerging brands to tap into customer intelligence.
buyer: SnackNation
SnackNation is a tech-enabled snack marketplace that serves today's most innovative, best-tasting, and emerging CPG brands to high value consumers at their most engaged moments. SnackNation exists to inspire more conscious food decisions. "
target: EdgiLife
EdgiLife connects companies with the most influential and insightful health and wellness consumers in the world. Their platform helps companies create a connection with their customers by helping companies understand the 'why' behind the 'what' of consumer choices throughout their product lifecycle.
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closed 9/25/2017 via PR Newswire

Marketing Management, Inc., acquired Aisle 9 Retail, Inc.

synopsis: Aisle 9 Retail, Inc., a sales and marketing agency for emerging consumer package goods (CPG) in the grocery retail channel, announces the sale of its assets to Marketing Management, Inc. Aisle 9 specializes in helping brand owners prepare and sell emerging CPG brands into the complicated world of the grocery channel.
buyer: Marketing Management, Inc.
MMI is a Trusted Resource for Success. MMI is a comprehensive provider of brokerage services to the CPG and retail trade. These services include sales management, store-level retail merchandising, brand development, media advertising and social media solutions for its retail and CPG customers. "
target: Aisle 9 Retail, Inc.
Aisle 9 specializes in helping brand owners prepare and sell emerging CPG brands into the complicated world of the grocery channel. Aisle 9 provides emerging CPG clients critical bandwidth needed to expand their product sales into key retailers and distributors.
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closed 11/2/2016 via Company Press Release

KLH Capital, acquired Q Research Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: KLH Capital is pleased to announce it has partnered with the management team of Q Research Solutions, Inc. to complete a management buyout. Q Research Solutions is a leading provider of sensory and consumer product research for Fortune 500 and other blue-chip customers in the food and beverage, health and beauty, and fragrance industries.
buyer: KLH Capital
KLH Capital is a fully capitalized SBIC private equity fund managing $320 million across three funds. They make majority and minority equity investments in value added distribution, specialty service and niche manufacturing companies based in the U.S. with at least $10 million of revenue. "
target: Q Research Solutions, Inc.
Based in Old Bridge, New Jersey, Q Research Solutions is a leading provider of sensory and consumer product research for Fortune 500 and other blue-chip customers in the food and beverage, health and beauty, and fragrance industries.
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announced 2/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., will acquire Nielsen Catalina Solutions

synopsis: Nielsen is increasing its ownership stake in Nielsen Catalina Solutions (NCS) – its joint venture with shopper marketing company Catalina – from 50% to a majority 63.5%. Nielsen Catalina connects TV viewing and digital ad exposure to in-store buying, which Nielsen claims perfectly aligned with its business strategy.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,361.00)
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. "
target parent: Berkshire Partners LLC
target: Nielsen Catalina Solutions
Nielsen Catalina Solutions helps marketers and media companies measure and improve advertising performance by accurately linking what consumers watch, see, or hear with what they buy. They are able to target and measure advertising based on what matters most for CPG companies: actual offline sales.
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closed 12/10/2015 via PR Web

The Ceuta Group, acquired 1HQ

synopsis: 1HQ, a UK brand design consultancy, has sold a majority stake to Ceuta Holdings. 1HQ is a Windsor based brand strategy and design agency with packaging, shopper marketing and digital capabilities.
buyer: The Ceuta Group
The Ceuta Group is a global, multi award winning full service outsourced sales and marketing solutions provider to the health, beauty, personal care and FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) food & drink industry. "
target: 1HQ
1HQ is a Windsor based brand strategy and design agency with packaging, shopper marketing and digital capabilities. With a long pedigree in the FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) market, they work with major multinationals such as Unilever and Nestle, as well as retailers like Tesco.
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closed 8/12/2015 via BNC Analysis

MarketCast, acquired Insight Strategy Group

synopsis: MarketCast, a leading provider of marketing research services serving the global entertainment industry, has acquired Insight Strategy Group, a research and strategy agency based in New York City. Insight works mostly in TV and offers segmentation and targeting strategy, product innovation and testing and customer experience strategy.
buyer parent: The RLJ Companies
buyer: MarketCast
MarketCast is a leading provider of marketing research services serving the global entertainment industry. MarketCast works in collaboration with marketers and researchers across the spectrum of entertainment companies in the development and execution of their marketing strategies. "
target: Insight Strategy Group
Insight Strategy Group is a research and strategy firm that inspires its clients to build innovative and impactful experiences for their consumers.
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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.
price ($mm)
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$8
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0.0x
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closed 4/1/2015 via BNC Analysis

Aussie Commerce Group, acquired PINCHme Group, INC.

synopsis: AussieCommerce Group, one of Australia’s largest e-commerce names, announced the acquisition of research service provider PINCHme. PINCHme, which partners with international brands offers free samples to its members in exchange for detailed customer feedback, collected and provided to brands for new consumer insights.
buyer: Aussie Commerce Group
AussieCommerce operates e-commerce websites Cudo, Luxury Escape, The Home, DEALS.com.au, Ouffer, and Pop. Cudo delivers offers on restaurants and bars, hotels, spas, salons, theatre tickets, tours, gadgets, décor, and fashion for its members. DEALS.com.au provides daily deals throughout Australia. "
target: PINCHme Group, INC.
PINCHme is the best way to discover and discuss new products from the world’s leading brands, for free. PINCHme has created an online destination for PINCHme members to try new products, with no subscription costs attached.
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closed 9/26/2013 via BNC Analysis

Stagnito Media, Inc., acquired Carbonview Research

synopsis: Stagnito Media announced that it has acquired Carbonview Research, a provider of panel-based research for the consumer packaged goods market.
buyer parent: Topspin Partners
buyer: Stagnito Media, Inc.
Stagnito Media, LLC serves B-to-B information needs of convenience, grocery and specialty food/kitchenware retailers through an integrated portfolio of magazines, websites, digital newsletters, conferences and custom media. "
target: Carbonview Research
Carbonview Research is a provider of panel-based research for the consumer packaged goods market. Carbonview specializes in delivering high-value results and research insights in a timely manner.
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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 6/11/2013 via PR Web

HGGC, LLC, acquired MyWebGrocer, Inc.

synopsis: Stripes Group, announced the sale of its entire stake in MyWebGrocer, Inc., a leading provider of digital marketing solutions for grocery stores and global consumer packaged goods companies. As part of the private transaction, HGGC, a leading middle market private equity firm, completed a growth equity investment in the company.
buyer: HGGC, LLC
HGGC (formerly Huntsman Gay Global Capital) is a Palo Alto, California-based leading middle market private equity firm with $1.1 billion in committed capital under management. HGGC invests in diverse businesses with strong management teams. "
target parent: Stripes Group
target: MyWebGrocer, Inc.
MyWebGrocer drives digital connections between consumers, grocery retailers, and Consumer Packaged Goods brands, offering a breadth of shopper marketing services supported by a comprehensive technology platform.
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closed 5/2/2013 via BusinessWire

Market Strategies International, acquired Cogent Research LLC

synopsis: Market Strategies International announced that it has acquired Cambridge, MA-based Cogent Research, a market research and strategic consulting firm that specializes in the wealth management industry. Cogent Research founders and principals, John Meunier and Christy White, will co-manage Market Strategies’ new Syndicated Division.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Market Strategies International
Market Strategies International is a market research consultancy with deep expertise in communications, consumer goods, energy, financial services, healthcare, technology and wealth management. "
target: Cogent Research LLC
Cogent Research, founded in 1996, provides custom marketing research, syndicated research products, and evidence-based consulting to leading organizations in the financial services, life sciences and consumer goods industries.
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closed 1/6/2016 via Company Press Release

In Vivo BVA merged with Perception Research Services,

synopsis: Perception Research Services and IN VIVO BVA announced the merger of their companies. This merger unites the world’s two leading research agencies focused on packaging, shopper marketing and new product innovation. The new company PRS IN VIVO will help FMCG marketers succeed at both the purchase and the product usage experience.
buyer: Perception Research Services
Perception Research Services specializes in consumer research to help marketers connect with shoppers and close sales. Their custom studies guide, assess and improve packaging and shopper marketing efforts, including qualitative research, on-shelf assessments, in-store, online and in-home studies. "
target parent: Montefiore Investment
target: In Vivo BVA
In Vivo BVA is one of Europe's leading tailor-made consumer goods research companies. In Vivo BVA boasts unrivalled expertise in consumer goods research and marketing thanks to precise and unique methodologies that provide results capable of predicting the future behavior of consumers and shoppers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$90
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 1/6/2016 via Company Press Release

In Vivo BVA merged with Perception Research Services,

synopsis: Perception Research Services and IN VIVO BVA announced the merger of their companies. This merger unites the world’s two leading research agencies focused on packaging, shopper marketing and new product innovation. The new company PRS IN VIVO will help FMCG marketers succeed at both the purchase and the product usage experience.
buyer: Perception Research Services
Perception Research Services specializes in consumer research to help marketers connect with shoppers and close sales. Their custom studies guide, assess and improve packaging and shopper marketing efforts, including qualitative research, on-shelf assessments, in-store, online and in-home studies. "
target parent: Montefiore Investment
target: In Vivo BVA
In Vivo BVA is one of Europe's leading tailor-made consumer goods research companies. In Vivo BVA boasts unrivalled expertise in consumer goods research and marketing thanks to precise and unique methodologies that provide results capable of predicting the future behavior of consumers and shoppers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$90
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 1/6/2016 via Company Press Release

In Vivo BVA merged with Perception Research Services,

synopsis: Perception Research Services and IN VIVO BVA announced the merger of their companies. This merger unites the world’s two leading research agencies focused on packaging, shopper marketing and new product innovation. The new company PRS IN VIVO will help FMCG marketers succeed at both the purchase and the product usage experience.
buyer: Perception Research Services
Perception Research Services specializes in consumer research to help marketers connect with shoppers and close sales. Their custom studies guide, assess and improve packaging and shopper marketing efforts, including qualitative research, on-shelf assessments, in-store, online and in-home studies. "
target parent: Montefiore Investment
target: In Vivo BVA
In Vivo BVA is one of Europe's leading tailor-made consumer goods research companies. In Vivo BVA boasts unrivalled expertise in consumer goods research and marketing thanks to precise and unique methodologies that provide results capable of predicting the future behavior of consumers and shoppers.
price ($mm)
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$90
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closed 10/27/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Koch Media, acquired Splatter Group

synopsis: Koch Media, a producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories in Europe, has acquired Splatter Connect, a field marketing and experiential agency in the UK. Splatter helps FMCG and technology brands to forge lasting relationships. They offer services for pop up stores, product sampling, product demonstrations, and more.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Koch Media
Austria-based Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, videogames and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label. "
target: Splatter Group
Splatter is a leading field marketing and experiential agency in the UK. Splatter helps FMCG and technology brands to forge lasting relationships and increase sales. They offer services for pop up stores, product sampling, product demonstrations, and more.
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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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announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

DKSH Holding Ltd., will acquire Crossmark Australia and New Zealand

synopsis: DKSH has signed an agreement to acquire the field marketing provider Crossmark in Australia and New Zealand. Crossmark is a leading sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods and services industry that delivers smarter solutions to clients for faster growth in an ever-changing world.
buyer: DKSH Holding Ltd. (SWX:DKSH:$11,600.35)
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Crossmark Australia and New Zealand
CROSSMARK is a leading sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods and services industry that delivers smarter solutions to clients for faster growth in an ever-changing world.
price ($mm)
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$51
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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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announced 10/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Mi9 Retail, will acquire MyWebGrocer, Inc.

synopsis: Mi9 Retail, a leading provider of end-to-end software solutions for retailers, wholesalers, and brands, announced that it has signed a contract to acquire MyWebGrocer, a leading software and digital media company to the grocery and Consumer Packaged Goods industries.
buyer parent: Respida Capital
buyer: Mi9 Retail
Mi9 Retail is the fastest growing provider of enterprise software for retailers, wholesalers, and brands. Mi9 enables leading retailers to automate and optimize their entire Plan-to-Sell™ process, from planning to executing, influencing, and selling merchandise in-store, online, and on any device. "
target parent: HGGC, LLC
target: MyWebGrocer, Inc.
MyWebGrocer is a leading software and digital media company connecting Retailers, Manufacturers and Consumers through its suite of modular products and services. The company’s offerings span the entire digital shopper journey, from inspiration, through intent and purchase.
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closed 6/20/2018 via PR Newswire

SnackNation, acquired EdgiLife

synopsis: SnackNation, the leading nationwide tech-enabled snack marketplace, announced the acquisition of EdgiLife and its brand Love With Food, a consumer insights and data analytics company with a snack subscription services. EdgiLife is a platform that enables emerging brands to tap into customer intelligence.
buyer: SnackNation
SnackNation is a tech-enabled snack marketplace that serves today's most innovative, best-tasting, and emerging CPG brands to high value consumers at their most engaged moments. SnackNation exists to inspire more conscious food decisions. "
target: EdgiLife
EdgiLife connects companies with the most influential and insightful health and wellness consumers in the world. Their platform helps companies create a connection with their customers by helping companies understand the 'why' behind the 'what' of consumer choices throughout their product lifecycle.
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closed 9/25/2017 via PR Newswire

Marketing Management, Inc., acquired Aisle 9 Retail, Inc.

synopsis: Aisle 9 Retail, Inc., a sales and marketing agency for emerging consumer package goods (CPG) in the grocery retail channel, announces the sale of its assets to Marketing Management, Inc. Aisle 9 specializes in helping brand owners prepare and sell emerging CPG brands into the complicated world of the grocery channel.
buyer: Marketing Management, Inc.
MMI is a Trusted Resource for Success. MMI is a comprehensive provider of brokerage services to the CPG and retail trade. These services include sales management, store-level retail merchandising, brand development, media advertising and social media solutions for its retail and CPG customers. "
target: Aisle 9 Retail, Inc.
Aisle 9 specializes in helping brand owners prepare and sell emerging CPG brands into the complicated world of the grocery channel. Aisle 9 provides emerging CPG clients critical bandwidth needed to expand their product sales into key retailers and distributors.
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closed 11/2/2016 via Company Press Release

KLH Capital, acquired Q Research Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: KLH Capital is pleased to announce it has partnered with the management team of Q Research Solutions, Inc. to complete a management buyout. Q Research Solutions is a leading provider of sensory and consumer product research for Fortune 500 and other blue-chip customers in the food and beverage, health and beauty, and fragrance industries.
buyer: KLH Capital
KLH Capital is a fully capitalized SBIC private equity fund managing $320 million across three funds. They make majority and minority equity investments in value added distribution, specialty service and niche manufacturing companies based in the U.S. with at least $10 million of revenue. "
target: Q Research Solutions, Inc.
Based in Old Bridge, New Jersey, Q Research Solutions is a leading provider of sensory and consumer product research for Fortune 500 and other blue-chip customers in the food and beverage, health and beauty, and fragrance industries.
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announced 2/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., will acquire Nielsen Catalina Solutions

synopsis: Nielsen is increasing its ownership stake in Nielsen Catalina Solutions (NCS) – its joint venture with shopper marketing company Catalina – from 50% to a majority 63.5%. Nielsen Catalina connects TV viewing and digital ad exposure to in-store buying, which Nielsen claims perfectly aligned with its business strategy.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,361.00)
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. "
target parent: Berkshire Partners LLC
target: Nielsen Catalina Solutions
Nielsen Catalina Solutions helps marketers and media companies measure and improve advertising performance by accurately linking what consumers watch, see, or hear with what they buy. They are able to target and measure advertising based on what matters most for CPG companies: actual offline sales.
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closed 12/10/2015 via PR Web

The Ceuta Group, acquired 1HQ

synopsis: 1HQ, a UK brand design consultancy, has sold a majority stake to Ceuta Holdings. 1HQ is a Windsor based brand strategy and design agency with packaging, shopper marketing and digital capabilities.
buyer: The Ceuta Group
The Ceuta Group is a global, multi award winning full service outsourced sales and marketing solutions provider to the health, beauty, personal care and FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) food & drink industry. "
target: 1HQ
1HQ is a Windsor based brand strategy and design agency with packaging, shopper marketing and digital capabilities. With a long pedigree in the FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) market, they work with major multinationals such as Unilever and Nestle, as well as retailers like Tesco.
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closed 8/12/2015 via BNC Analysis

MarketCast, acquired Insight Strategy Group

synopsis: MarketCast, a leading provider of marketing research services serving the global entertainment industry, has acquired Insight Strategy Group, a research and strategy agency based in New York City. Insight works mostly in TV and offers segmentation and targeting strategy, product innovation and testing and customer experience strategy.
buyer parent: The RLJ Companies
buyer: MarketCast
MarketCast is a leading provider of marketing research services serving the global entertainment industry. MarketCast works in collaboration with marketers and researchers across the spectrum of entertainment companies in the development and execution of their marketing strategies. "
target: Insight Strategy Group
Insight Strategy Group is a research and strategy firm that inspires its clients to build innovative and impactful experiences for their consumers.
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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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$8
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0.0x
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closed 4/1/2015 via BNC Analysis

Aussie Commerce Group, acquired PINCHme Group, INC.

synopsis: AussieCommerce Group, one of Australia’s largest e-commerce names, announced the acquisition of research service provider PINCHme. PINCHme, which partners with international brands offers free samples to its members in exchange for detailed customer feedback, collected and provided to brands for new consumer insights.
buyer: Aussie Commerce Group
AussieCommerce operates e-commerce websites Cudo, Luxury Escape, The Home, DEALS.com.au, Ouffer, and Pop. Cudo delivers offers on restaurants and bars, hotels, spas, salons, theatre tickets, tours, gadgets, décor, and fashion for its members. DEALS.com.au provides daily deals throughout Australia. "
target: PINCHme Group, INC.
PINCHme is the best way to discover and discuss new products from the world’s leading brands, for free. PINCHme has created an online destination for PINCHme members to try new products, with no subscription costs attached.
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closed 9/26/2013 via BNC Analysis

Stagnito Media, Inc., acquired Carbonview Research

synopsis: Stagnito Media announced that it has acquired Carbonview Research, a provider of panel-based research for the consumer packaged goods market.
buyer parent: Topspin Partners
buyer: Stagnito Media, Inc.
Stagnito Media, LLC serves B-to-B information needs of convenience, grocery and specialty food/kitchenware retailers through an integrated portfolio of magazines, websites, digital newsletters, conferences and custom media. "
target: Carbonview Research
Carbonview Research is a provider of panel-based research for the consumer packaged goods market. Carbonview specializes in delivering high-value results and research insights in a timely manner.
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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 6/11/2013 via PR Web

HGGC, LLC, acquired MyWebGrocer, Inc.

synopsis: Stripes Group, announced the sale of its entire stake in MyWebGrocer, Inc., a leading provider of digital marketing solutions for grocery stores and global consumer packaged goods companies. As part of the private transaction, HGGC, a leading middle market private equity firm, completed a growth equity investment in the company.
buyer: HGGC, LLC
HGGC (formerly Huntsman Gay Global Capital) is a Palo Alto, California-based leading middle market private equity firm with $1.1 billion in committed capital under management. HGGC invests in diverse businesses with strong management teams. "
target parent: Stripes Group
target: MyWebGrocer, Inc.
MyWebGrocer drives digital connections between consumers, grocery retailers, and Consumer Packaged Goods brands, offering a breadth of shopper marketing services supported by a comprehensive technology platform.
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closed 5/2/2013 via BusinessWire

Market Strategies International, acquired Cogent Research LLC

synopsis: Market Strategies International announced that it has acquired Cambridge, MA-based Cogent Research, a market research and strategic consulting firm that specializes in the wealth management industry. Cogent Research founders and principals, John Meunier and Christy White, will co-manage Market Strategies’ new Syndicated Division.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Market Strategies International
Market Strategies International is a market research consultancy with deep expertise in communications, consumer goods, energy, financial services, healthcare, technology and wealth management. "
target: Cogent Research LLC
Cogent Research, founded in 1996, provides custom marketing research, syndicated research products, and evidence-based consulting to leading organizations in the financial services, life sciences and consumer goods industries.
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