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closed 3/2/2016 via PR Web

ISA Corp, acquired icanmakeitbetter

synopsis: Interviewing Service of America (ISA) has acquired icanmakeitbetter, a leading communities platform and its parent company Sentient Services. icanmakeitbetter provides online customer insight communities that make it easy to research, innovate and get feedback from anyone, anywhere. Their platform drives conversations through customer engagement.
buyer: ISA Corp
Since 1982, ISA has been a leading provider of data collection, processing and multicultural services to and for the market research industry. Global clients rely on the ISA group of companies for online, mobile, telephone, in-person, IVR, and focus groups, all in a variety of languages. "
target: icanmakeitbetter
icanmakeitbetter is an all-in-one insight community and customer feedback solution provides surveys, live chat, focus groups, discussion forums, digital journals, ideation, and panel management – in a simple, single platform that works across any device for true on-demand, in-context insights.
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closed 8/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cint AB, acquired P2Sample

synopsis: Cint, the Swedish technology platform that accelerates insight gathering in marketing research, announces its acquisition of P2Sample, a company that operates the market research industry's most sophisticated sample and panel platform for clients seeking targeted respondents for consumer insights.
buyer parent: Nordic Capital
buyer: Cint AB
Headquartered in Sweden, Cint is the technology backbone of the world's most successful insight companies. Their platform accelerates the efficiency in gathering survey data, so companies can surface insights faster, in a cost-effective and scalable way to build better products and services. "
target: P2Sample
P2Sample operates the market research industry's most sophisticated sample and panel platform for clients seeking targeted respondents for consumer insights. Their automated platform programmatically integrates with hundreds of sample suppliers and allows efficient management of proprietary panels.
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closed 1/19/2016 via PR Newswire

FocusVision Worldwide, Inc., acquired KinesisPanel

synopsis: FocusVision, the global leader in market research technologies, announced the acquisition of Kinesis Survey Technologies, now KinesisPanel. KinesisPanel is the premier online panel management platform through its device-responsive design, innovative automation tools, and advanced reporting capabilities.
buyer parent: EQT
buyer: FocusVision Worldwide, Inc.
FocusVision is the leading global provider of quantitative and qualitative technology solutions to the market research industry, providing an online survey platform, research facility video streaming, webcam focus groups, ethnography streaming, and mobile device usability studies. "
target: KinesisPanel
KinesisPanel provides the most comprehensive online panel management platform in the world. With state-of-the-art applications, KinesisPanel powers the projects that are the lifeblood of market research by providing automated processes, advanced reporting tools and integrated incentive management.
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closed 1/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Nordic Capital, acquired Cint AB

synopsis: Nordic Capital, a leader in Nordic private equity investments, has acquired Cint, a leading global player in the insights data collection technology market. Their philosophy is to offer researchers the opportunity to access verified respondents in an open, impartial environment.
buyer: Nordic Capital
Nordic Capital is a leader in Nordic private equity investments, and now has an enviable reputation in investment and portfolio management. Since launching in 1989, Nordic Capital funds have delivered outstanding returns for our investors. "
target: Cint AB
Cint is a global platform and technology firm dedicated to creating self-service solutions for the online market research industry. Their philosophy is to offer researchers the opportunity to access verified respondents in an open, impartial environment.
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closed 1/14/2015 via Company Press Release

FocusVision Worldwide, Inc., acquired Decipher, Inc.

synopsis: FocusVision announced that it has acquired quantitative market research technology and services firm, Decipher. Decipher is best known for its powerful survey programming and reporting platform, which will now become part of the FocusVision family of products.
buyer parent: Thompson Street Capital Partners
buyer: FocusVision Worldwide, Inc.
FocusVision Worldwide is the leading global provider of live video transmission, analysis and archive solutions for the qualitative market research industry. FocusVision delivers the highest audio and video quality, reliability and security for the most advanced research organizations in the world. "
target: Decipher, Inc.
A marketing research services provider, Decipher specializes in online survey programming, data collection, data processing/reporting and custom technology development. Utilizing Web-based applications, Decipher integrates state of the art technology with traditional research techniques.
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announced 12/19/2012 via Company Press Release

reInvention, LLC, will acquire Critical Mix, Inc.

synopsis: reInvention LLC, announced that it is acquiring cloud-based software technology company, Critical Mix. Together, the two companies create a powerful, end-to-end data collection, analysis and reporting solution to serve the growing demands of market research firms.
buyer: reInvention, LLC
reInvention LLC provides global sampling and data collection services to the market research industry. Driven by a passion for making it incredibly easy to survey audiences anywhere in the world, reInvention delivers high-quality responses and superior results. "
target: Critical Mix, Inc.
Critical Mix is cloud-based, survey programming and data visualization technology that empowers market research companies to make better and faster business decisions. Critical Mix provides a solution for users to build surveys, collect data, and quickly interpret results into useful information.
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closed 5/31/2018 via PE Hub

Milestone Partners, acquired mTAB, LLC

synopsis: Milestone Partners, a lower middle market private equity firm, has acquired mTAB, a leading provider of market research software and services. mTAB's web based software solutions remove the cost and complexity of processing and querying large data sets, making survey data more accessible and useful.
buyer: Milestone Partners
Milestone Partners is a lower middle market private equity firm that specializes in making control equity investments in established operating businesses in a wide variety of industries with valuations of up to $150 million. "
target: mTAB, LLC
mTAB is a leading provider of market research software and services. Their web based software solutions remove the cost and complexity of processing and querying large data sets, making survey data more accessible and useful.
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announced 9/12/2017 via PR Newswire

TrueSample will be merged with Imperium LLC,

synopsis: Imperium, the leader in data quality and anti-fraud solutions for the Market Research and E-commerce industries announced that it has entered into an agreement to lead a merger with data validation and identity verification solutions provider TrueSample.
buyer: Imperium LLC
Imperium provides a comprehensive suite of technology services and customized solutions to verify personal information and restrict fraudulent online activities. The world's most respected market research and e-commerce businesses rely on Imperium's superior technology and engineered solutions. "
target parent: Five Peaks Capital Management
target: TrueSample
TrueSample is a data validation and identity verification solutions provider. TrueSample offers API driven validation and authentication solutions targeted to before, during, and after the research process to ensure maximum risk reduction at all times.
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closed 7/29/2015 via BusinessWire

Poplar Partners, acquired mTAB, LLC

synopsis: Productive Access, Inc. ("PAI"), makers of survey analysis tool, mTAB®, has successfully completed a transaction with investment firm, Poplar Capital Partners. Poplar and PAI have jointly formed a new entity, mTAB LLC, which will combine the operational expertise and investment capital from Poplar with the assets, knowledge base, and team from PAI.
buyer: Poplar Partners
Poplar Partners is focused on profitable business to business, healthcare, and IT services, and enterprise software/data analytics businesses in the lower middle market in the United States. "
target: mTAB, LLC
mTAB LLC is a Yorba Linda, CA based company that provides data structuring services that are delivered through a proprietary piece of software, mTAB®. mTAB® has established itself as the gold standard in survey analysis.
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announced 10/9/2013 via PR Newswire

Five Peaks Capital Management, will acquire TrueSample

synopsis: SurveyMonkey, the world's most popular online survey company, announced it has entered into an agreement to sell TrueSample, the leader in online data quality solutions to a group of investors led by Five Peaks Capital Management. TrueSample will be independently operated and will continue to develop and offer data quality solutions.
buyer: Five Peaks Capital Management
Five Peaks Capital Management makes equity investments in companies in the Information & Business Services and related growth industries. They provide equity capital for acquisitions and recapitalizations for entrepreneurial middle market companies in partnership with strong management teams. "
target parent: SurveyMonkey
target: TrueSample
TrueSample is trusted by the industry's largest research buyers, research firms and sample suppliers. TrueSample has certified 98% of all U.S. online panelists and over 75 million survey responses. All TrueSample product enhancements are guided by the input of the TrueSample Quality Council.
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announced 1/8/2021 via PR Newswire

FocusVision Worldwide, Inc. will be merged with Confirmit,

synopsis: FocusVision, a leading provider of customer insights technology, will merge with Norwegian company Confirmit, a leading provider of solutions that enable Market Research, Customer Experience, and Employee Engagement teams to turn insights into stories that fuel action.
buyer parent: Verdane Capital
buyer: Confirmit
Norway-based Confirmit a leading SaaS vendor for multichannel Voice of the Customer, Employee Feedback, and Market Research applications. Confirmit powers Global 5000 companies and Market Research agencies with software products for feedback and data collection, panel management, and more. "
target parent: EQT AB
target: FocusVision Worldwide, Inc.
FocusVision offers a comprehensive suite of experience insights software solutions, including advanced surveys, online interviews and focus groups, and online qualitative research community solutions to give brands a better understanding of how customers think, feel, and act.
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closed 3/18/2015 via Company Press Release

FocusVision Worldwide, Inc., acquired ResearchReporter

synopsis: FocusVision Worldwide, Inc. announced that it has acquired ResearchReporter, a leading research management technology platform that provides an integrated approach to putting market research at the heart of decision-making, improving the quality and efficiency of research processes, and pro-actively managing research resources.
buyer parent: Thompson Street Capital Partners
buyer: FocusVision Worldwide, Inc.
FocusVision is the leading global provider of qualitative and quantitative technology solutions to the market research industry, providing an online survey platform, research facility video streaming, webcam focus groups, ethnography streaming and mobile device usability studies. "
target: ResearchReporter
ResearchReporter is an award-winning integrated research management application, and the leading platform used to transform research into a source of competitive advantage. It provides an integrated approach to putting market research at the heart of decision-making.
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closed 2/10/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Ipsos S.A, acquired Askia

synopsis: Ipsos has acquired majority stake in Askia, a leading survey technology provider to the market research industry. Its high performing tools for collecting, analyzing, reporting and visualizing both online and offline data enjoy high recognition among more than 150 clients, including research companies and businesses.
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. "
target: Askia
Askia is a leading survey technology provider to the market research industry. Its high performing tools for collecting, analyzing, reporting and visualizing both online and offline data enjoy high recognition among more than 150 clients, including research companies and businesses.
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closed 1/26/2017 via PR Newswire

Reimagine Holdings Group, acquired MarketSight

synopsis: Reimagine Holdings Group, a holding company focused on growing consumer insights and marketing services companies, announced that it has acquired MarketSight, a global data analysis and visualization software platform company.
buyer: Reimagine Holdings Group
Reimagine Holdings Group is redefining the consumer insights industry by acquiring and investing in growth-oriented, technology-enabled service companies. Reimagine provides industry, operating, product development and transaction expertise to its group of companies. "
target: MarketSight
MarketSight is a leading provider of data reporting and analysis tools for marketers and researchers to collaborate and create informed business decisions. Its impressive client base spans across a variety of industries and includes many leading consumer brands, insights and consulting firms.
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closed 12/6/2017 via PR Newswire

Zeta Global, acquired Disqus Inc.

synopsis: Zeta Global, the data-driven marketing technology pioneer whose SaaS-based marketing cloud helps brands acquire, retain and grow customer relationships, has acquired Disqus, an audience engagement platform used by 4 million publishers. Disqus helps publishers build audiences through its platform by giving them tools to interact with their readers.
buyer: Zeta Global
Zeta Global is a data-driven marketing technology company. Their SaaS-based ZetaHub platform helps the world's leading brands acquire, retain and grow customer relationships through actionable data, advanced analytics, and machine learning. "
target: Disqus Inc.
Disqus is a leading audience engagement platform used by 4 million publishers, these include The Atlantic, Destructoid, Spoiler TV, TMZ, and more. Disqus helps independent publishers build audiences through its platform by giving them tools to interact with their readers.
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closed 2/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Grapevine, acquired CommentsRadar

synopsis: Ideanomics, a global fintech advisory and Platform-as-a-Service company, has completed the purchase of various assets of SolidOpinion, Inc. Among the assets purchased is SolidOpinion's CommentsRadar technology and the supporting development team. The strategic acquisition is intended to be integrated into the Grapevine family.
buyer parent: Ideanomics
buyer: Grapevine
Grapevine is the world's leading end-to-end influencer marketing platform that enables collaboration between advertisers and social media content creators to produce promotional content at scale. The Grapevine network includes more than 177,000 creators with more than 6 billion monthly views. "
target parent: SolidOpinion, Inc.
target: CommentsRadar
CommentsRadar is a tool that indexes and analyzes the comments section of their client’s websites. Leading brands and publishers use this unique data to discover, engage, analyze and make smarter business decisions.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

DanAds, acquired Backbone Consulting AB

synopsis: DanAds, a leading provider of digital advertising self-service platforms in Sweden, has acquired Backbone Consulting, a Swedish developer of CRM/order management systems for the media industry. Backbone's main product, Backbone4Media, allows media sales organizations to get more precision in their sales and improve their sales margins.
buyer: DanAds
Founded in 2013, DanAds is a leading provider of digital advertising self-service platforms in Sweden. Their platforms features ad forecasting, one-to-one direct programmatic, targeting options and ad-tools for publishers and advertisers. "
target: Backbone Consulting AB
Backbone Consulting is a Swedish developer of CRM/order management systems for the media industry. Their main product, Backbone4Media, is an end-to-end solution for media sales organizations. Backbone4Media allows organizations to get more precision in their sales and improve their sales margins.
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closed 5/29/2018 via Company Press Release

Re-Sources Capital, Siparex Group, acquired TBS Group Europe

synopsis: TBS Group, specialist in software packages dedicated to the world of communications and media, is taken over by its managers, supported by Siparex Small Caps and Re-Sources Capital. TBS Group develops and implements innovative, powerful and SaaS technological solutions for the communications and media industries.
buyer: Siparex Group
buyer: Re-Sources Capital
The Siparex Group is France’s leading independent private equity specialist in SMEs. Re-Sources Capital is an entrepreneurial management and independent investment capital firm owned by the management team. "
target: TBS Group Europe
TBS Group develops and implements powerful and SaaS technological solutions for the communication & media industries. They accompany their customers in digitizing their activities through the implementation of dedicated solutions (CRM, programmatic platform, subscription & routing management, etc.).
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closed 1/18/2017 via Company Press Release

Crystal Interactive, acquired IML Interactive UK

synopsis: Lumi, the global market leader in real-time audience engagement, has sold its UK business, IML Interactive UK, to Crystal Interactive – creating the largest event technology company in the UK. IML has created and led the voting technology market, providing market leading and proprietary audience engagement solutions for meetings and events.
buyer: Crystal Interactive
Audience engagement specialist Crystal Interactive provides facilitation combined with interactive technology for conferences, forums and consultation processes. They pioneered and developed communication systems that allow delegates and participants to share ideas and provide real-time feedback. "
target parent: Lumi Technologies Ltd.
target: IML Interactive UK
IML Interactive UK is an interactive events technology group. IML provides market leading and proprietary audience engagement solutions for thousands of annual meetings and events globally.
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announced 3/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

Infinity Tracking Ltd, will acquire ResponseTap

synopsis: UK-based Infinity, a call intelligence platform developer, has agreed to purchase ResponseTap from its management and venture capital investors. Headquartered in Manchester, ResponseTap has created highly innovative customer experience software to predict caller intent and personalise the call experience.
buyer: Infinity Tracking Ltd
Based in the UK, Infinity is a call intelligence platform delivering crucial insights about what happened before, during, and after every single phone call. Infinity is used by brands in the travel, automotive, retail, finance, property, healthcare, legal, education, B2B, and telecoms sectors. "
target: ResponseTap
Based in the UK, ResponseTap is the world’s leading Call Intelligence platform. ResponseTap provides real-time, actionable insight into what makes the phone ring allowing marketers to optimize campaigns and call centers to maximize the value of sales.
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closed 3/2/2016 via PR Web

ISA Corp, acquired icanmakeitbetter

synopsis: Interviewing Service of America (ISA) has acquired icanmakeitbetter, a leading communities platform and its parent company Sentient Services. icanmakeitbetter provides online customer insight communities that make it easy to research, innovate and get feedback from anyone, anywhere. Their platform drives conversations through customer engagement.
buyer: ISA Corp
Since 1982, ISA has been a leading provider of data collection, processing and multicultural services to and for the market research industry. Global clients rely on the ISA group of companies for online, mobile, telephone, in-person, IVR, and focus groups, all in a variety of languages. "
target: icanmakeitbetter
icanmakeitbetter is an all-in-one insight community and customer feedback solution provides surveys, live chat, focus groups, discussion forums, digital journals, ideation, and panel management – in a simple, single platform that works across any device for true on-demand, in-context insights.
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closed 3/2/2016 via PR Web

ISA Corp, acquired icanmakeitbetter

synopsis: Interviewing Service of America (ISA) has acquired icanmakeitbetter, a leading communities platform and its parent company Sentient Services. icanmakeitbetter provides online customer insight communities that make it easy to research, innovate and get feedback from anyone, anywhere. Their platform drives conversations through customer engagement.
buyer: ISA Corp
Since 1982, ISA has been a leading provider of data collection, processing and multicultural services to and for the market research industry. Global clients rely on the ISA group of companies for online, mobile, telephone, in-person, IVR, and focus groups, all in a variety of languages. "
target: icanmakeitbetter
icanmakeitbetter is an all-in-one insight community and customer feedback solution provides surveys, live chat, focus groups, discussion forums, digital journals, ideation, and panel management – in a simple, single platform that works across any device for true on-demand, in-context insights.
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closed 12/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Bain Capital, acquired The Kantar Group

synopsis: WPP announced that it has completed the transaction to sell 60% of Kantar to Bain Capital. Kantar is home to some the 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.
buyer: Bain Capital
Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with more than $105 billion in assets under management that creates lasting impact for their investors, teams, businesses and the communities in which they live. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: 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.
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closed 7/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

MRSS India, acquired Market Probe Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

synopsis: Majestic Research Services and Solutions Ltd has acquired 100% stake in Singapore-based market research company Market Probe Asia Pacific Pte Ltd from its US parent – Market Probe Inc. in an all cash deal.
buyer parent: Majestic MRSS
buyer: MRSS India
MRSS India is the largest independent Market Research Agency in India relying exhaustively on usage of technology for data acquisition thereby ensuring reliability, validity checks as also faster turnaround time. The research team of MRSS India has presence in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. "
target parent: Market Probe
target: Market Probe Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Market Probe Asia is a full service research agency with over 800 projects under its belt across public, private and government sectors. Research methodologies currently practiced by Market Probe Asia include web surveys, face to face interviews, street intercept, and dip stick polls among others.
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closed 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Dieringer Research Group, Inc., acquired Probe Research Services, Inc.

synopsis: Brookfield, WI-based The Dieringer Research Group Inc. has acquired Milwaukee, WI-based Probe Research Services Inc. Founded in 1985, Probe Research Services provides marketing research analysis and consultation to a wide variety of industries, both B2C and B2B.
buyer: The Dieringer Research Group, Inc.
The Dieringer Research Group (DRG) is a full-service, WBENC-certified marketing research consulting firm with over 40 years experience in research design and execution. Founded in 1974, the family-owned company has grown to provide a complete suite of qualitative and quantitative methodologies. "
target: Probe Research Services, Inc.
Founded in 1985, Probe Research Services is a Wisconsin based company that provides marketing research analysis and consultation. They are experienced in a wide variety of industries, both B2C and B2B. They solve strategic marketing problems to enhance a company's success and profitability.
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closed 9/7/2016 via PR Web

Lieberman Research Worldwide Company, acquired MotiveQuest

synopsis: Lieberman Research Worldwide, a leading market research and global analytics consultancy, announced that it has completed the purchase of MotiveQuest, an award-winning, technology-enabled, social media insights company. As an industry innovator, MotiveQuest has been at the forefront of extracting market research insights from social big data.
buyer parent: Tailwind Capital Partners
buyer: Lieberman Research Worldwide Company
LRW (Lieberman Research Worldwide) is recognized as one of ten most innovative firms in its industry and is one of the 25 largest marketing research firms in the world. Since 1973, LRW has been providing its data-driven consulting services to management teams of top global brands. "
target: MotiveQuest
MotiveQuest is a premium listening research and consulting company founded in 2003. MotiveQuest pioneered Online Anthropology, combining social data, software and consulting expertise to help clients solve complex, modern marketing challenges.
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announced 7/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Russian Public Opinion Research Center, will acquire TNS Russia

synopsis: WPP has agreed in principal to sell the Russian branch of its TNS research company to the Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VCIOM), the oldest and the leading marketing and opinion research company in the post-Soviet space. TNS Russia is a leader in market research, global market information and business analysis.
buyer: Russian Public Opinion Research Center
Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) is the oldest and the leading marketing and opinion research company in the post-Soviet space. They provide the data, analysis and recommendations their clients need to achieve their goals. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: TNS Russia
TNS Russia is a leader in market research, global market information and business analysis. TNS advises clients on specific growth strategies around new market entry, innovation, brand switching and customer strategies, based on long-established expertise and market-leading solutions.
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closed 4/6/2016 via PR Web

L&E Research, Inc., acquired Focus Market Research, Inc.

synopsis: L&E Research, the preferred choice for recruiting and facilities in the qualitative market research industry, announced the acquisition of Focus Market Research in Minneapolis, MN. Focus Market Research has been an influential presence in the qualitative market research arena through their high quality recruitment services and facilities.
buyer: L&E Research, Inc.
L&E Research connects clients with customers, consumers, medical professionals, patients, business professionals, and more - for virtually any market research project. They make efficient and accurate connections through the ongoing development of L&E’s software and technology solutions. "
target: Focus Market Research, Inc.
Focus Market Research, Inc. is the premiere focus group facility in Minneapolis/St. Paul and Phoenix with 35-plus years of expertise. Their mission is to be the preferred supplier for qualitative market research by delivering the highest quality recruitment services.
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closed 3/16/2016 via PR Web

FGI Research & Analytics merged with Web Decisions, Inc,

synopsis: FGI Research & Analytics (FGI) and Web Decisions Group (WDG) have merged to form Data Decisions Group, which will offer data, insight and marketing action. WDG provides database marketing solutions. FGI is a provider of marketing solutions, combining advanced research and analytics to uncover areas of improvement and opportunity for businesses.
buyer: Web Decisions, Inc
Web Decisions provides industry leading big data solutions that deliver campaign execution and actionable business intelligence to positively impact their clients’ business. They provide database driven marketing solutions, enabling customer insights to power marketing communications. "
target: FGI Research & Analytics
For more than 30 years, FGI Research & Analytics has been recognized as a leading provider of marketing solutions. They combine advanced research and analytics to uncover areas of improvement and opportunity for businesses in their industry.
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closed 1/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Illuminas Ltd., acquired Illuminas Ltd.

synopsis: The management team of UK-based Illuminas completed a management buyout from former parent company MSQ Partners. Illuminas is a full-service research consultancy dedicated to delivering strategic marketing intelligence across B2B and consumer markets. Illuminas works in sectors including technology, financial, retail, distribution and healthcare.
buyer: Illuminas Ltd.
Illuminas is a full-service, global research consultancy dedicated to delivering strategic marketing intelligence across B2B and consumer markets. They help clients address key business issues and inform critical business decisions by providing custom quantitative and qualitative research solutions."
target parent: NVM Private Equity Limited
target: Illuminas Ltd.
Illuminas is a full-service, global research consultancy dedicated to delivering strategic marketing intelligence across B2B and consumer markets. They help clients address key business issues and inform critical business decisions by providing custom quantitative and qualitative research solutions.
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announced 12/11/2013 via PE Hub

Bain Capital, will acquire Macromill, Inc.

synopsis: Bain Capital has announced that they have agreed to acquire Macromill. Macromill is a provider of internet research services in Japan, and is listed on section I of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Their net research services comprise of QuickMill, which offers panel survey service, their OpenMill, which provides open survey service, and more.
buyer: Bain Capital
Bain Capital, LLC is a global private investment firm that manages several pools of capital including private equity, venture capital, public equity, credit products and absolute return with approximately $70 billion in assets under management. "
target: Macromill, Inc. (TSE:3978:$388.99)
Macromill, Inc. provides Internet research services through its automatic Internet research system in Japan. Their net research services comprise of QuickMill, which offers panel survey service, their OpenMill, which provides open survey service, and more.
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closed 5/22/2013 via Market Wire

Radius Global Market Research, acquired Profile Marketing Research

synopsis: Leading global market research firm Radius Global Market Research has announced its acquisition of Profile Marketing Research, solidifying its standing as one of the largest independent market research networks based in the U.S. Profile Marketing Research, Inc. offers marketing research services.
buyer: Radius Global Market Research
Radius Global Market Research is one of the largest independent market research companies based in the U.S. The company provides unique insights, effective processes and unmatched experience resulting in proven return on investment for leading global marketers. "
target: Profile Marketing Research
Profile Marketing Research, Inc. offers marketing research services. The company offers services in the areas of quantitative and qualitative research techniques for clients with interests in both the consumer and business sectors on a local, regional, national, and international basis.
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closed 4/2/2013 via BNC Analysis

Montefiore Investment, acquired BVA SAS

synopsis: Montefiore Investment announced it has acquired a majority stake in BVA SAS. BVA is a major market research and opinion, specializing in FMCG, Services (including transport and telecommunications), the opinion and health.
buyer: Montefiore Investment
Montefiore Investment offers a unique combination of independence, industry focus and close partnership with management in the French private equity market. "
target: BVA SAS
BVA is a leader in the marketing and opinion research industry. It is the 4th largest research agency in France. BVA is a major market research and opinion, specializing in FMCG, Services (including transport and telecommunications), the opinion and health.
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rev ($mm)
$86
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EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Survey Sampling International will be merged with Research Now Group, Inc.,

synopsis: Research Now Group, Inc., a global leader in digital research data for better insights and business decisions, announced that they have signed a merger agreement with Survey Sampling International (SSI), a premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and business-to-business survey research.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Research Now Group, Inc.
Research Now Group, Inc., is a global leader in digital research data for better insights and business decisions. The company provides world-class research data solutions that enable better decisions and better results for its 3,000 market research, consulting, media, and corporate clients. "
target parent: HGGC, LLC
target: Survey Sampling International
Survey Sampling International (SSI) is a premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and business-to-business survey research. SSI reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings.
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closed 5/5/2017 via BusinessWire

Tan Capital Partners, acquired Osurv

synopsis: Osurv, the inventor of the mobile survey, announced that its technology has been acquired by Tan Capital Partners. Osurv, established in 2012, is the leading feedback platform that predicts customer and employee behavior. Osurv’s mobile surveys empower well-known brands to collect data, analyze the results, and respond to customers in real-time.
buyer: Tan Capital Partners
Tan Capital Partners, established in 1972, is a private equity firm based in Singapore. The company has over US$2 billion under management. Its core strategy is to invest in large hospitality brands and restructure them to increase profits. "
target: Osurv
Osurv is a mobile survey platform distinguished by its cutting-edge user interface and real-time predictive analytics. Its "dramatically different" approach to survey design ultimately delivers industry-leading engagement rates, nearly triple the nearest competitor.
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closed 11/12/2014 via New York Times

HGGC, LLC, acquired Survey Sampling, Inc.

synopsis: HGGC, a middle-market private equity firm, announced that it has bought a majority stake in Survey Sampling International, jumping into the business of providing corporate surveys. Survey Sampling, Inc. ("SSI") is the premier global provider of sampling, data collection and data analytic solutions for survey research.
buyer: HGGC, LLC
Based in Palo Alto, California, HGGC is a leading private equity firm focusing on leveraged buyout, recapitalizations and growth equity transactions in the middle market. The firm seeks to partner with strong management teams and founders to build companies capable of generating sustainable growth. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Survey Sampling, Inc.
Survey Sampling, Inc. ("SSI") is the premier global provider of sampling, data collection and data analytic solutions for survey research. SSI reaches respondents in 72 countries via Internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed access offerings.
price ($mm)
$500
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Survey Sampling International, acquired Instantly, Inc.

synopsis: Survey Sampling International (SSI), the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and business-to-business survey research, announced its acquisition of Instantly, Inc., a leading online and mobile sample audience and insights solutions provider based in Los Angeles with over 200 employees in the US, Europe and Asia.
buyer parent: HGGC, LLC
buyer: Survey Sampling International
Survey Sampling International (SSI) is the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and business-to-business survey research. They offer sample, data collection, questionnaire design consultation, programming and hosting, online custom reporting and data processing. "
target: Instantly, Inc.
Instantly is a leading online and mobile sample audience and insights solutions provider. Over the past few years, Instantly has expanded its portfolio to include innovative capabilities in product concept testing and mobile-based solutions, among others.
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closed 6/16/2021 via Company Press Release

Sermo, acquired Minter Group

synopsis: Sermo, the world’s leading healthcare provider insights company and the first social media platform for physicians, announced its acquisition of Australia-based market research leader, Minter Group. Since 2003 Minter has built a variety of research panels across various industries including IT, consumer and healthcare.
buyer: Sermo
Sermo is the world’s leading healthcare provider insights company and the first social media platform for physicians. They offer a unique physician-first online community that allows clinicians to communicate about issues that are important to them and their patients. "
target: Minter Group
Minter Group is an Australia-based market research leader. Since 2003 Minter has built a variety of research panels across various industries including IT, consumer and healthcare.
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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.
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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)
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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.
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