Like Select Mobile Research Assets

closed 6/14/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, purchased Select Mobile Research Assets from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, a registered investment advisory company, announced its fund, Stagwell Media LLC, has acquired certain mobile research assets from Nielsen, specifically the Mobile Insights Survey and the Total Communication Survey.
buyer: Stagwell Group
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. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
The acquisition includes mobile research assets from Nielsen, specifically the Mobile Insights Survey and the Total Communication Survey. Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy.
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closed 3/10/2016 via PR Newswire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Informate Mobile Intelligence Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Nielsen announced it has completed its acquisition of Informate Mobile Intelligence, a leading provider of mobile usage measurement across key markets. The Informate Mobile Intelligence measurement solution allows for the capture of accurate, in-depth usage data on mobile screens through opt-in smartphone panels.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc 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: Cross-Tab
target: Informate Mobile Intelligence Pvt. Ltd.
Informate Mobile Intelligence Pvt. Ltd. is a global provider of mobile metrics and a pioneer in mobile measurement through on-device metering technology. They measure mobile usage and study mobile consumer behaviors.
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closed 5/6/2015 via PR Newswire

App Annie, acquired Mobidia Technology

synopsis: App Annie announced the acquisition of Mobidia Technology, a leading mobile measurement company. The acquisition will accelerate the international expansion of App Annie Usage Intelligence, providing the app economy with the largest app usage dataset and the deepest insight into the two billion smartphone users worldwide.
buyer: App Annie
App Annie is the largest mobile app intelligence platform, providing developers and publishers with a 360-degree view of what they need to know to build, market and invest in their apps. App Annie is used by more than 700,000 apps to track their performance. "
target: Mobidia Technology
Mobidia Technology is a pioneer in mobile measurement with the largest global sample of smartphone and tablet users. Mobidia provides unique insights into mobile usage trends on hundreds of thousands of mobile applications and mobile networks across the world.
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announced 12/16/2015 via PR Newswire

ShareTracker, will acquire Centris Marketing Science

synopsis: Sharetracker, the largest U.S. market research company dedicated to telecom market share and Flowshare measurement products and analytics, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire the market share and FlowShare firm, Centris Marketing Science. ShareTracker will acquire the Centris National Model and its team.
buyer: ShareTracker
ShareTracker (www.sharetracker.net), formed in 2003, is the leading provider of market and FlowShare measurement solutions to the communications industry. The company has more than 50 employees in offices spread across 14 states throughout the U.S. "
target parent: AUS
target: Centris Marketing Science
Centris Marketing Science is a specialized marketing analytics firm that provides ongoing survey programs and econometric modeling services to the communications and entertainment industries. Centris focuses on consumer behavior in the voice, video and data markets.
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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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closed 2/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

comScore, Inc., purchased TNS Metrix from TNS Gallup Oy

synopsis: Research firm comScore has bought TNS Metrix from TNS Gallup, Finland's leading market research group. TNS Metrix is Finland's leading internet web audience measurement business. It is a browser-based measurement system that provides weekly traffic figures for the most popular Finnish websites.
buyer: comScore, Inc. (SCOR:$368.82)
comScore is the cross-platform measurement company that precisely measures audiences, brands and consumer behavior everywhere. Built on precision and innovation, they combines proprietary digital, TV and movie intelligence with vast demographic details to quantify consumers’ multiscreen behavior. "
seller parent: WPP Group, plc
seller: TNS Gallup Oy
TNS Gallup is Finland's leading market research group. They provide solutions and expertise to uncover insights that make impactful decisions to drive growth. Their TNS Metrix business is a browser-based measurement system that provides weekly traffic figures for the most popular Finnish websites.
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closed 1/15/2013 via Market Wire

YuMe, acquired Crowd Science, Inc.

synopsis: YuMe announced the acquisition of Crowd Science, an innovative audience targeting technology company. CITRUS, Crowd Science's audience measurement and targeting platform, builds on the capabilities of Audience Amplifier, YuMe's technology used to enhance audience reach and targeting across all video devices.
buyer: YuMe (NYSE:YUME:$159.78)
YuMe is a leading independent provider of digital video brand advertising solutions. Its proprietary data-science driven technologies and large audience footprint drive inventory monetization and enable advertisers to reach targeted, brand receptive audiences. "
target: Crowd Science, Inc.
Crowd Science provides audience targeting and segmentation for online publishers and brands. Crowd Science’s technology combines web analytics and survey research to improve marketing and advertising precision and increase revenue.
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announced 3/16/2012 via Reuters

All About, Inc., will acquire Luke19 Co., Ltd.

synopsis: All About, Inc. announced that it has increased its voting rights of Luke19 Co., Ltd., from 14.85% to 55.33%. Luke19 operates one of Japan’s largest sample malls, called “sample department stores,” and has 0.5 million members.
buyer: All About, Inc. (JASDAQ:2454:$91.69)
All About, Inc. provides Internet advertising services. It offers editorial advertising, ad impressions, and ad traffic services. The company also operates All About Style Store, an online shopping store; and COCOMO, an online gift shop. "
target: Luke19 Co., Ltd.
Luke19 operates one of Japan’s largest sample malls, called “sample department stores,” and has 0.5 million members. Luke19 has business ties with more than 950 companies, providing reliable consumer attitude surveys and analyses.
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closed 4/2/2014 via PR Newswire

Kantar Media, acquired The Data Republic

synopsis: Kantar Media, a world leader in audience research announced the acquisition of The Data Republic, a specialist social TV analytics agency. The acquisition will build on the company's activities in audience measurement and insight in over 60 markets.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Kantar Media
Kantar Media provides critical information that helps their clients make better decisions about communications. They enable the world's leading brands, publishers, agencies and industry bodies to navigate and succeed in a rapidly evolving media industry. "
target: The Data Republic
The Data Republic is a specialist social TV analytics agency. It has developed a proprietary platform and suite of tools for monitoring and analysing real-time data across social media.
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announced 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., will acquire Ebit

synopsis: AC Nielsen, a subsidiary of Nielsen Group in Brazil, will acquire the e-commerce analysis business, Ebit, from the Naspers Group's Buscapé Company. Ebit, a Brazilian company, helps users check out the reputation of virtual stores. Ebit acts as an online shopping consultant, publishing the certification of virtual stores on its website.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: Ebit
Ebit, a Brazilian company, helps users check out the reputation of virtual stores. Ebit acts as an online shopping consultant, publishing the certification of virtual stores on its website, ebit.com.br. Ebit also conducts surveys of its customers' experience when they purchases at these stores.
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announced 5/21/2012 via Market Wire

Full Frontal ROI will be merged with Social Media Explorer,

synopsis: Social Media Explorer is merging with Full Frontal ROI, a Baltimore-based social media firm. The two boutique consultancies are launching a new full-service digital marketing firm, SME Digital, a division of Social Media Explorer. SME Digital will serve a range of national clients.
buyer: Social Media Explorer
Social Media Explorer is a digital and social media information products and resources company with a full-service digital marketing agency division, SME Digital. SME Digital is a full-service digital marketing agency servicing national brands and companies. "
target: Full Frontal ROI
Full Frontal ROI, founded by Nichole Kelly, provides companies with a systematic way to measure social media so that they can put it into the context of where it is delivering value to their organization and show bottom-line ROI.
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closed 2/7/2011 via PR Newswire

Diversified Agency Services, acquired Communispace Corporation

synopsis: Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., has announced that it has acquired Communispace Corporation, the research pioneer of online consumer insight communities for the world's leading brands.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Diversified Agency Services
Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc., manages Omnicom's holdings in a variety of marketing disciplines. DAS includes more than 190 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations. "
target: Communispace Corporation
Communispace Corp uses innovative market research practices and proprietary social media tools to build and manage vibrant online communities that marketers use to test ideas, generate feedback and gain insights into consumer attitudes and outlook.
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closed 8/14/2017 via BusinessWire

MarketCast, acquired Fizziology

synopsis: MarketCast, LLC, the preeminent provider of strategic insights and data analytics to marketers and researchers in the global entertainment industry, announced that it has acquired Fizziology LLC, a leading social insights and analytics company in the media and entertainment space.
buyer parent: Kohlberg & Company, LLC
buyer: MarketCast
MarketCast is a leading provider of marketing research services and data analytics for the global entertainment industry. MarketCast works in collaboration with marketers and researchers across the entertainment spectrum in the development and execution of their marketing strategies. "
target: Fizziology
Fizziology is an insights and analytics company that uses social media to better understand audiences. It has developed products and services tailored to the needs of the global media and entertainment industry, including casting analysis, marketing performance measurement, and fan identification.
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announced 5/20/2013 via PR Newswire

MarketTools Inc., will acquire Precision Sample

synopsis: MarketTools parent company, MetrixLab, a leading global provider of online market research solutions, announced that it has reached an agreement with Precision Sample to acquire a strategic ownership position in the company. Precision Sample is one of the fastest growing companies in the online market research industry.
buyer parent: MetrixLab
buyer: MarketTools Inc.
MarketTools is the leading provider of services and software for market research. Through the use of advanced respondent engagement techniques and comprehensive analytic tools, MarketTools helps clients innovate, optimize and execute programs that deliver high-value business impact. "
target: Precision Sample
Founded in 2010, Precision Sample is one of the fastest growing companies in the online market research industry. Precision Sample helps businesses connect with consumers where they live via traditional online methods as well as at social networks and via mobile devices.
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closed 9/10/2014 via Company Press Release

gap intelligence, acquired Quixel Research, LLC

synopsis: gap intelligence, a values-led market research firm focused on the Information Technology, consumer electronics, imaging and home appliance industries, announced that it acquired market forecasting firm Quixel Research. Since 2001, Quixel has built its business around the television, projector and soundbar markets.
buyer: gap intelligence
San Diego-based gap intelligence is a values-led corporation that works with manufacturers, resellers and industry players within the information technology, consumer electronics, imaging and home appliance industries to bring them up to the minute market intelligence. "
target: Quixel Research, LLC
Quixel Research LLC. provides market intelligence services covering the consumer home entertainment TV and Audio markets. The company details the state of the current market, future trends, and pending technology shifts.
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closed 5/16/2013 via PR Newswire

TrueFit Solutions, Inc., acquired Gist Design

synopsis: TrueFit, a leading innovation firm which helps entrepreneurial start-ups and enterprises of all sizes bring new technology product ideas to market, announced the acquisition of Gist Design, an award-winning user experience design firm based in Pittsburgh, PA.
buyer: TrueFit Solutions, Inc.
TrueFit is a leading innovation firm which helps entrepreneurial start-ups and enterprises of all sizes bring new technology product ideas to market. They provide solutions for data management, e-business and commerce and sales process optimization. "
target: Gist Design
Gist Design is an award-winning user experience design firm. Gist Design and Gist Research help their clients build award winning products. Gist Innovation is developing better wireless health experiences with a focus on motivating healthy living and exercise.
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closed 1/10/2018 via Company Press Release

UserZoom, acquired WhatUsersDo Limited

synopsis: UserZoom, the leading user experience (UX) research platform company, announced it has acquired research technology company WhatUsersDo. A pioneer in remote usability testing, WhatUsersDo has specialized in sourcing participants for qualitative usability research with an emphasis on the European market.
buyer: UserZoom
UserZoom is the all-in-one user experience research and testing platform for the enterprise. Its cloud-based platform provides the quantitative and qualitative insights essential to measuring and improving the user experience. "
target: WhatUsersDo Limited
WhatUsersDo is a remote user testing platform. They provide access to a global panel of 30,000 UX testers that give their thoughts and feelings, via video recordings of the test, which can be used to observe behaviour, analyse and build a business case to improve the usability of digital products.
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closed 12/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

M2 Advisory Group merged with Greenlight Insights,

synopsis: Greenlight Insights, the global leader in virtual and augmented market intelligence, announced a merger with M2 Advisory Group. M2 Advisory Group develop business strategies, market sizing, competitive analysis and ecosystem insights. M2's focus is on emerging technologies in VR, AR, immersive tech, games, 3D enterprise and entertainment.
buyer: Greenlight Insights
With the most comprehensive research on the virtual and augmented reality industry, Greenlight Insights provides market intelligence to innovative companies through syndicated research, services, and events. "
target: M2 Advisory Group
M2 Advisory Group provides business development and positioning strategies and ecosystem expertise. M2's focus in on emerging technologies in VR, AR, immersive tech, games, 3D enterprise and entertainment. They develop business strategies, market sizing, competitive analysis and ecosystem insights.
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closed 5/25/2012 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Bolt Peters

synopsis: Facebook has bought out San Francisco-based user experience research and design firm Bolt Peters (BP). Survey intercept provider Ethnio will step out from under the BP wing as an independent company, while some or all of the remaining BP staff will join the social media giant’s own design team.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$94,399.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Bolt Peters
Bolt Peters is a research and design firm specializing in remote usability, user experience, and interaction design. Founded in 2002, the company has completed 231 projects, 1 book, 11 events, and 1 app.
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announced 4/11/2007 via Company Press Release

Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., will acquire Reprise Media

synopsis: Interpublic has agreed to acquire Reprise Media, Inc., a leading provider of search engine marketing solutions and the largest independent SEM firm in the United States. Reprise Media is known for its leading edge technology and its ability to use search as the central point for integrated, cross-channel marketing programs.
buyer: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (NYSE: IPG:$8,319.90)
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Major global brands include Draftfcb, FutureBrand, GolinHarris International, Initiative, Jack Morton Worldwide, Lowe Worldwide, Magna and McCann Erickson. "
target: Reprise Media
Reprise Media offers clients a complete managed solution for their search marketing needs focused exclusively on improving their return on advertising investments. The company delivers services and technology that enable advertisers to manage and optimize their customer acquisition programs.
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closed 7/9/2021 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired TVTY

synopsis: Global data, measurement and analytics company, Nielsen, has acquired TVTY, a leading TV attribution provider and ad monitoring company based in Paris, France. TVTY offers a wide range of capabilities that improve TV campaign execution and help advertisers and agencies optimize their spend based on the outcomes most important to their business.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target: TVTY
TVTY is a leading TV attribution provider and ad monitoring company based in Paris, France. TVTY offers a wide range of capabilities that improve TV campaign execution and help advertisers and agencies optimize their spend based on the outcomes most important to their business.
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closed 5/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

NielsenIQ, acquired Label Insight, Inc

synopsis: NielsenIQ has acquired Label Insight, the industry’s most trusted source of product attribute data and the largest product metadata platform globally. Label Insight drives growth for CPG brands and retailers through unparalleled product transparency.
buyer parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
buyer: NielsenIQ
NielsenIQ is the leader in providing the most complete, unbiased view of consumer behavior, globally. Powered by a groundbreaking consumer data platform, NielsenIQ enables bold, confident decision-making for the world’s leading consumer goods companies and retailers. "
target: Label Insight, Inc
Label Insight drives growth for CPG brands and retailers through unparalleled product transparency. Its best-in-class product attribute data and patented data science empower companies to unlock new growth opportunities both online and in-store.
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announced 3/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Roku, Inc., will purchase Advanced Video Advertising Business from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: Roku has entered into an agreement to acquire Nielsen’s Advanced Video Advertising (AVA) business, which includes Nielsen’s video automatic content recognition (ACR) and dynamic ad insertion (DAI) technologies.
buyer: Roku, Inc. (:$1,778.39)
Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. Roku connects users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
Nielsen’s Advanced Video Advertising (AVA) business includes Nielsen’s video automatic content recognition (ACR) and dynamic ad insertion (DAI) technologies. Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company.
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announced 11/4/2020 via Company Press Release

Advent International, will purchase Nielsen Global Connect business from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: Nielsen is to sell its Global Connect business to Advent International. Nielsen Global Connect provides consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers with actionable information and a complete picture of the complex and changing marketplace that brands need to innovate and grow their business. The business will be renamed NielsenIQ.
buyer: Advent International
Founded in 1984, Advent International is one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors. The firm has invested in over 350 private equity transactions in 41 countries, and as of June 30, 2020, had $58.4 billion in assets under management. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
Nielsen Global Connect provides consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers with actionable information and a complete picture of the complex and changing marketplace that brands need to innovate and grow their business.
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closed 7/23/2020 via PR Newswire

Talkwalker Inc., acquired Nielsen Social

synopsis: Talkwalker, a social listening and analytics company, has acquired Nielsen Social from The Nielsen Company, a global measurement and data analytics company. Nielsen Social is a provider of social measurement and audience insights software. Their platform and API enables users to analyze social media feeds and engage their fans in real time.
buyer parent: Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: Talkwalker Inc.
Talkwalker is a social listening and analytics company that empowers brands and agencies to optimize the impact of their communication efforts. Talkwalker's social media analytics platform uses AI to monitor and analyze online conversations across social networks, news websites, blogs and forums. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: Nielsen Social
Nielsen Social is a provider of social measurement and audience insights software. Nielsen Social provides solutions for TV networks, agencies and advertisers. Their Social Content Ratings platform and API enables social media teams to analyze social media feeds and engage their fans in real time.
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closed 2/12/2020 via Company Press Release

SD Worx VZW, acquired Pointlogic

synopsis: Belgian HR service provider SD Worx has acquired Pointlogic HR, a supplier of innovative software for reward and management solutions and associated consulting services in the Netherlands and Belgium. Pointlogic HR's Inspire Reward Communication platform allows employees to see the value of their total pay package as well as any fringe benefits.
buyer: SD Worx VZW
Belgium-based SD Worx is a supplier of people solutions, enabling organisations to use HR to deliver added value to their businesses. SD Worx is the co-founder of the Payroll Services Alliance, a global strategic network of payroll companies that together handle 32 million payroll calculations. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: Pointlogic
Netherlands-based Pointlogic HR helps organisations in the field of reward management solutions. The company helps its clients with cloud-based solutions that provide real added value for both individuals and organisations.
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closed 1/15/2020 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Precima

synopsis: Nielsen Global Connect acquired Precima®, an industry-leading, SaaS-based provider of powerful retail and customer data applications and analytics, from Alliance Data Systems Corp. Precima’s industry-leading Transaction Log (TLog) and Loyalty/Customer Relationship Management (CRM) data platform has been a foundational resource for global companies.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
target: Precima
Precima® is a global retail strategy and analytics company that provides tailored, data-driven solutions to drive sales, boost profitability, and build customer loyalty. Precima’s head office is located in Toronto, Canada, with global offices in The Netherlands, Chicago, U.S., and London, U.K.
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announced 2/13/2019 via Wall Street Journal

The Nielsen Company, Inc., will acquire Sorenson Media Inc.

synopsis: Data analytics company Nielsen Co. is the winning bidder for the assets of bankrupt television data provider Sorenson Media Inc. Sorenson Media's technology provides networks, broadcasters and advertisers with a complete toolkit to enable, enhance and improve the TV advertising viewing experience.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target: Sorenson Media Inc.
Sorenson Media provides trusted solutions to the television industry and is an innovator in driving the future of television advertising. Their technology provides networks, broadcasters and advertisers with a complete toolkit to enable, enhance and improve the TV advertising viewing experience.
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closed 9/5/2018 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired SuperData Research

synopsis: Nielsen Holdings plc, a global measurement and data analytics company, announced it has completed its acquisition of SuperData Research, a leading provider of market intelligence on digital games, gaming video content and virtual/augmented reality across mobile, PC online, console and other digital platforms.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target: SuperData Research
SuperData offers quantitative and qualitative insights on free-to-play games, digital console, mobile, PC downloadable content, streaming media and gaming video content, esports, and virtual reality. SuperData helps its customers understand what people play, connect to, watch, and spend on.
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Landsberry & James

synopsis: Global measurement company, Nielsen, has acquired Landsberry & James (L&J), a leading media analysis and software company in Sydney, Australia. L&J designs, develops and markets software across the entire media analytics, planning, buying and post analysis process for television, digital, radio, advertising expenditure and advertising creatives.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target: Landsberry & James
Landsberry & James is an international provider of industry leading advertising, media and trading solutions for media owners, media/creative agencies, advertisers and broadcast management systems. Landsberry & James’ products outclass competitors, maximise client opportunities and deliver ROI.
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announced 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., will acquire Ebit

synopsis: AC Nielsen, a subsidiary of Nielsen Group in Brazil, will acquire the e-commerce analysis business, Ebit, from the Naspers Group's Buscapé Company. Ebit, a Brazilian company, helps users check out the reputation of virtual stores. Ebit acts as an online shopping consultant, publishing the certification of virtual stores on its website.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: Ebit
Ebit, a Brazilian company, helps users check out the reputation of virtual stores. Ebit acts as an online shopping consultant, publishing the certification of virtual stores on its website, ebit.com.br. Ebit also conducts surveys of its customers' experience when they purchases at these stores.
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The Nielsen Company, Inc., will purchase Advertising Intelligence Division from Ebiquity plc

synopsis: Ebiquity has entered into an agreement to sell their Advertising Intelligence business to Nielsen. The business comprises Ebiquity's Portfolio advertising monitoring platform, ePublisher validation and verification platform and communications insight services operating in Australia, Germany, the UK and the US.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
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. "
seller: Ebiquity plc (AIM:EBQ:$90.17)
Ebiquity's Advertising Intelligence business is comprised of the Ebiquity Portfolio advertising monitoring platform, the ePublisher validation and verification platform and communications insight services operating in Australia, Germany, the UK and the US.
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closed 1/8/2018 via Company Press Release

Phoenix Marketing International, purchased TV Brand Effect assets from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: Global Advertising and Brand Specialist Phoenix Marketing International (PMI) announced the acquisition of Nielsen’s TV Brand Effect (TVBE) assets, which provide resonance tracking capabilities to measure memorability and quality of advertising campaigns as a way to improve ROI.
buyer: Phoenix Marketing International
Phoenix Marketing International is a global marketing services firm with a major specialization in the ad and brand performance measurement space. Phoenix helps clients improve their Brand and Communications, create and refine their products and services, and optimize Customer Experience. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
Nielsen’s TV Brand Effect (TVBE) assets provide resonance tracking capabilities to measure memorability and quality of advertising campaigns as a way to improve ROI. TV Brand Effect also has the ability to track and optimize media weight and program placement.
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closed 1/2/2018 via PR Newswire

ZS Associates, purchased BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: ZS announced it has acquired the assets of BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting from Nielsen. The BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting assets include launch product and direct-to-consumer forecasting tools and proprietary normative databases for pharmaceutical brands.
buyer: ZS Associates
ZS Associates is a global management consulting firm specializing in sales and marketing strategy, operations and execution. Founded in 1983, ZS has grown into a firm of 500 professionals delivering expertise across much of the sales and marketing spectrum. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
The BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting assets include launch product and direct-to-consumer forecasting tools and proprietary normative databases for pharmaceutical brands.
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closed 10/5/2017 via BusinessWire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Visual IQ, Inc.

synopsis: Nielsen Holdings plc, a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy, has completed its acquisition of Visual IQ, a leading independent provider of Multi-Touch Attribution (MTA) modeling of advertising on digital platforms that helps improve ROI for brand marketers.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target: Visual IQ, Inc.
Visual IQ is the world’s leading marketing intelligence software provider. Leveraging its rich history of marketing attribution expertise, the company provides a single platform for analyzing consumer profiles in combination with tactical marketing performance across all channels and devices.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/3/2017 via PR Newswire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired vBrand

synopsis: Nielsen, a global performance management company, announced it has acquired vBrand, an Israel-based technology startup that has developed a machine learning-enabled platform to measure brand exposure and impact in sports programming.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
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: vBrand
vBrand is an Israel-based technology startup that has developed a machine learning-enabled platform to measure brand exposure and impact in sports programming.
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closed 7/14/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, purchased TV Pilot Testing Assets from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, a registered investment advisory company, announced its acquisition of certain assets from Nielsen related to television pilot products and services, including pilot testing services and the promotional testing and consumer tracking of those pilots.
buyer: Stagwell Group
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, Fueled By Ramen, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
The acquisition includes certain assets from Nielsen related to television pilot products and services, including pilot testing services and the promotional testing and consumer tracking of those pilots.
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closed 6/14/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, purchased Select Mobile Research Assets from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, a registered investment advisory company, announced its fund, Stagwell Media LLC, has acquired certain mobile research assets from Nielsen, specifically the Mobile Insights Survey and the Total Communication Survey.
buyer: Stagwell Group
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. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
The acquisition includes mobile research assets from Nielsen, specifically the Mobile Insights Survey and the Total Communication Survey. Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy.
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closed 2/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Rhiza

synopsis: Global data firm Nielsen Holdings is acquiring Rhiza Inc., a Shadyside-based company that provides media and consumer analytics software. Rhiza’s web-based advertising research and sales tools make Big Data actionable for the media industry, increasing revenue for both media companies and advertisers.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target: Rhiza
Rhiza’s web-based advertising research and sales tools make Big Data actionable for the media industry, increasing revenue for both media companies and advertisers. Media publishers use Rhiza to arm their salespeople with better tools for selling premium advertising.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/23/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, acquired The Harris Poll

synopsis: The Stagwell Group announced its fund, Stagwell Media LLC, has acquired certain custom research assets from Nielsen, including the Harris Poll. As part of the transition, Harris will relaunch as Harris Insights & Analytics. The Harris Poll brand remains unchanged. The Harris Poll reflects Americans' opinions on a wide range of topics.
buyer: Stagwell Group
The Stagwell Group LLC is a registered investment advisory company formed by Mark Penn who serves as the Managing Partner of Stagwell Media LLC, a private equity fund. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: The Harris Poll (HPOL:$140.32)
Harris Polls have become media staples around the world. Frequent polls tap into a representative sample of Americans of all ages, genders, income and ethnic backgrounds. The Harris Poll reflects Americans' opinions on a wide range of topics.
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closed 1/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Code and Theory, acquired Kettle Solutions, LLC

synopsis: Code and Theory, a strategically driven, digital-first agency, has acquired Kettle, a digital-native creative agency. Kettle works with leading brands to create outstanding interactive stories and experiences people can't help but love. The agency specializes in web design, social campaigns, and mobile app development.
buyer parent: Stagwell Group
buyer: Code and Theory
Code and Theory is a digital-first agency that lives at the intersection of creativity and technology. Code and Theory creates products, content and campaigns across physical and digital worlds. The agency has helped brands tell stories and design the systems that carry them since 2001. "
target: Kettle Solutions, LLC
Kettle is a digital-native creative agency. Kettle works with leading brands to create outstanding interactive stories and experiences people can't help but love. The agency specializes in web design, social campaigns, and mobile app development.
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on offer 6/25/2020 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, offer to acquire MDC Partners, Inc.

synopsis: Stagwell Group will acquire MDC Partners, Inc., one of the most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. The combination will allow both Stagwell and MDC to scale offerings, develop products based on combined tech and data assets, and provide accelerated growth and enhanced services to clients.
buyer: Stagwell Group
Stagwell Group is an independent, digital-first, and fully-integrated organization servicing brands across the continuum of marketing services. Stagwell's brands include experts in digital transformation and marketing, research and insights, marketing communications, and content and media. "
target: MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA:$1,252.82)
MDC Partners is one of the most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. MDC's agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment for over 1,700 clients.
price ($mm)[EV]
$253 [$1,306]*
rev ($mm)
$1,415
EBITDA ($mm)
$215
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
7.4x
closed 4/8/2020 via PR Web

Mediacurrent, acquired Duo Consulting

synopsis: Mediacurrent, one of the world’s leading Drupal-focused digital agencies, has acquired Duo Consulting, a web design and development agency that uses Drupal to build business platforms that forge deeper customer relationships for their clients. Since 1999, Duo has helped organizations use their content to drive measurable results online.
buyer parent: Stagwell Group
buyer: Mediacurrent
Mediacurrent, the open source expansion partner, deploys technical strategy in service of delivering business impact through reliable solutions, experiences, and partnerships. Mediacurrent helps brands adopt and support an open source software-based web strategy. "
target: Duo Consulting
Duo Consulting is a web design and development agency that uses Drupal to build business platforms that forge deeper customer relationships for their clients. Since 1999, Duo has helped organizations use their content to drive measurable results online.
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closed 3/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Forward PMX, acquired Headliner Labs

synopsis: ForwardPMX, a global brand performance agency, has acquired Headliner Labs, a leading conversational marketing platform. Headliner Labs enables retail and beauty brands to connect directly with individual consumers at scale through intelligent and automated Facebook chatbots.
buyer parent: Stagwell Group
buyer: Forward PMX
ForwardPMX is a global brand performance agency designed to help brands find the changes that deliver meaningful growth to their businesses. ForwardPMX brings a unified global vision with local depth and expertise across a comprehensive set of data, technology, and performance solutions. "
target: Headliner Labs
Headliner Labs is a leading conversational marketing platform. Headliner Labs enables retail and beauty brands to connect directly with individual consumers at scale through intelligent and automated Facebook chatbots. Headliner Labs helps leading brands to convert sales and win back customers.
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closed 2/20/2020 via Company Press Release

SKDKnickerbocker, acquired Sloane & Company

synopsis: The nation’s leading public affairs firm, SKDKnickerbocker, has acquired Sloane & Company, an industry-leading corporate and financial communications firm. Through the combination, the wide breadth of services available to clients will include corporate positioning and media relations, public affairs, political campaigns, M&A support, and more.
buyer parent: Stagwell Group
buyer: SKDKnickerbocker
SKDKnickerbocker (SKDK) is a top national communications and political consulting firm bringing unparalleled strategic communications experience to Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, philanthropic organizations, and labor unions, as well as political committees and candidates. "
target parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
target: Sloane & Company
Sloane & Company is an industry-leading strategic communications firm focused on Corporate Communications, Media Relations, Investor Relations, Crisis Communications and Issue Management, Shareholder Activism and Proxy Contests, Transaction Support, and Public Affairs.
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closed 12/19/2019 via PR Newswire

Forward PMX, acquired The Search Agency

synopsis: ForwardPMX, a global brand performance marketing agency, has acquired The Search Agency, a digital marketing firm that uses data and technology to drive results for businesses. This strategic move bolsters the combined team's position as the agency of choice for enterprise businesses requiring world-class, full-funnel marketing services.
buyer parent: Stagwell Group
buyer: Forward PMX
ForwardPMX is a global brand performance agency designed to help brands find the changes that deliver meaningful growth to their businesses. ForwardPMX brings a unified global vision with local depth and expertise across a comprehensive set of data, technology, and performance solutions. "
target: The Search Agency
The Search Agency is a performance marketing agency that uses data & technology, world-class service, and a strategic framework to drive results for businesses. Their services include Paid Search, SEO, Landing Page Optimization, Display Media, Social Media, and Comparison-Shopping Management.
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closed 4/10/2019 via PE Hub

Stagwell Group, acquired MultiView, Inc.

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, a private equity firm that manages investments in new media and digital marketing services, has acquired MultiView Inc. from Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm. MultiView is a leader in digital marketing solutions for B2B marketers and publishing solutions for associations.
buyer: Stagwell Group
The Stagwell Group LLC is a registered investment advisory company formed by Mark Penn. The Stagwell Group manages a private equity fund whose portfolio includes more than a dozen collaborative, digital-first agencies. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: MultiView, Inc.
MultiView is a leader in digital marketing solutions for B2B marketers and publishing solutions for associations. MultiView builds digital publications that bring thousands of trade associations together and delivers digital marketing solutions that connect tens of thousands of B2B companies.
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closed 10/3/2018 via Company Press Release

Stagwell Group, acquired Ink Publishing

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, a registered investment advisory company, has acquired a majority stake in Ink from Endless, a UK based private equity investor. Ink is the world leader in travel media. Ink creates and delivers inspiring, award-winning content for the world's biggest and greatest airlines, railways, travel companies and their passengers.
buyer: Stagwell Group
The Stagwell Group LLC is a registered investment advisory company formed by Mark Penn. The Stagwell Group manages a private equity fund whose portfolio includes more than a dozen collaborative, digital-first agencies. "
target parent: Endless LLP
target: Ink Publishing
Ink is the world leader in travel media, connecting thousands of advertisers and brands to a growing global audience of 802 million passengers. Ink creates and delivers inspiring, award-winning content for the world's biggest and greatest airlines, railways, travel companies and their passengers.
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closed 4/5/2018 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, acquired ReputationDefender, Inc.

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, which invests in marketing services companies, announced its fund, Stagwell Media LLC, has acquired ReputationDefender®, a global leader in Online Reputation Management and digital privacy for individuals and small businesses, from Reputation.com Inc.
buyer: Stagwell Group
The Stagwell Group LLC is a registered investment advisory company formed by Mark Penn. The Stagwell Group manages a private equity fund whose portfolio includes more than a dozen collaborative, digital-first agencies. "
target parent: Reputation.com, Inc.
target: ReputationDefender, Inc.
ReputationDefender was founded in 2006 and offers online reputation and privacy tools for individuals and small businesses. ReputationDefender® puts users in charge of their online reputation by creating a strong, durable online reputation that resists attacks, negatives, and misleading information.
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closed 12/13/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, acquired Forward 3D Group Limited

synopsis: The Stagwell Group announced it has acquired Forward3D Group, a global performance marketing agency. Based in London, Forward3D Group runs cutting edge digital marketing campaigns across search, content, display and social with industry-leading linguistics, data science and technology.
buyer: Stagwell Group
The Stagwell Group LLC is a registered investment advisory company formed by Mark Penn. The Stagwell Group manages a private equity fund whose portfolio includes more than a dozen collaborative, digital-first agencies. "
target: Forward 3D Group Limited
Forward3D Group is a London-based digital marketing agency running activity across 100+ markets in 50+ languages for some of the world's leading brands. Forward3D offers a truly global service in search, display, social, content as well as unique performance linguistics and data science offerings.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/14/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, purchased TV Pilot Testing Assets from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, a registered investment advisory company, announced its acquisition of certain assets from Nielsen related to television pilot products and services, including pilot testing services and the promotional testing and consumer tracking of those pilots.
buyer: Stagwell Group
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, Fueled By Ramen, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
The acquisition includes certain assets from Nielsen related to television pilot products and services, including pilot testing services and the promotional testing and consumer tracking of those pilots.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/14/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, purchased Select Mobile Research Assets from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, a registered investment advisory company, announced its fund, Stagwell Media LLC, has acquired certain mobile research assets from Nielsen, specifically the Mobile Insights Survey and the Total Communication Survey.
buyer: Stagwell Group
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. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
The acquisition includes mobile research assets from Nielsen, specifically the Mobile Insights Survey and the Total Communication Survey. Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy.
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closed 4/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, acquired Scout Marketing

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, an investment firm specializing in investments in the marketing services sector, announced it has acquired Scout Marketing. Scout Marketing is a full-service ad agency focused on healthcare and consumer marketing. They work across various brand categories to deliver brave thinking that creates value for their clients'​ brands.
buyer: Stagwell Group
The Stagwell Group LLC is a registered investment advisory company formed by Mark Penn who serves as the Managing Partner of Stagwell Media LLC, a private equity fund. "
target: Scout Marketing
Scout Marketing is a full-service ad agency focused on healthcare and consumer marketing with offices in Atlanta, Chicago and San Diego. Scout's mantra is "Be Brave."​ They work across various brand categories to deliver brave thinking that creates value for their clients'​ brands.
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closed 1/23/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, acquired The Harris Poll

synopsis: The Stagwell Group announced its fund, Stagwell Media LLC, has acquired certain custom research assets from Nielsen, including the Harris Poll. As part of the transition, Harris will relaunch as Harris Insights & Analytics. The Harris Poll brand remains unchanged. The Harris Poll reflects Americans' opinions on a wide range of topics.
buyer: Stagwell Group
The Stagwell Group LLC is a registered investment advisory company formed by Mark Penn who serves as the Managing Partner of Stagwell Media LLC, a private equity fund. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: The Harris Poll (HPOL:$140.32)
Harris Polls have become media staples around the world. Frequent polls tap into a representative sample of Americans of all ages, genders, income and ethnic backgrounds. The Harris Poll reflects Americans' opinions on a wide range of topics.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/2/2016 via AP - Associated Press

Stagwell Group, acquired PMX Agency

synopsis: The Stagwell Group announced its fund, Stagwell Media LLC, has acquired a majority stake in PMX Agency, a leading integrated performance-driven global marketing firm. PMX Agency, formerly Paradysz + PM Digital, leads a consumer centric approach to performance. PMX Agency is headquartered in New York City with eight offices and 300 employees.
buyer: Stagwell Group
Stagwell is working to build an investment portfolio of marketing services companies. Their portfolio will only have one or two of each kind of agency from: digital media buying to market research to public relations and beyond to allow for true cooperation. "
target: PMX Agency
PMX Agency is a global independent integrated marketing agency that leads with an insight-driven, consumer centric approach to performance. They combine an intuitive knowledge of the customer experience with customized, scalable strategies that address clients’ most pressing business challenges.
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closed 1/6/2016 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, acquired Code and Theory

synopsis: The Stagwell Group announced its fund, Stagwell Media LLC, has acquired a majority stake in Code and Theory, a leading creative digital agency headquartered in NYC with offices in Atlanta, London, San Francisco, and Manila, the Philippines. The agency creates products, content and campaigns for leading companies across physical and digital worlds.
buyer: Stagwell Group
Stagwell is working to build an investment portfolio of marketing services companies. Their portfolio will only have one or two of each kind of agency from: digital media buying to market research to public relations and beyond to allow for true cooperation. "
target: Code and Theory
Code and Theory is an independently-owned and creatively-led agency that creates products, content and campaigns across physical and digital worlds. The agency has helped brands tell stories and design the systems that carry them since 2001.
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announced 11/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, will acquire Nielsen National Research Group

synopsis: The Stagwell Group announced its fund, Stagwell Media LLC, has signed a definitive agreement with Nielsen, to acquire National Research Group, provider of critical metrics in the weeks leading up to the release of Hollywood studios' movies. The Stagwell Group is a registered investment adviser and Stagwell Media is a private equity fund.
buyer: Stagwell Group
Stagwell is working to build an investment portfolio of marketing services companies. Their portfolio will only have one or two of each kind of agency from: digital media buying to market research to public relations and beyond to allow for true cooperation. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: Nielsen National Research Group
Nielsen National Research Group, Inc. provides market research and consulting services to the entertainment industry. The company engages in the testing of promotional materials, as well as in the marketing of motion pictures for theatrical release.
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announced 10/8/2015 via New York Times

Stagwell Group, will acquire SKDKnickerbocker

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, which is being run by the former advertising executive Mark Penn, will acquire SKDKnickerbocker, the public relations group best known for its advertising and campaign work for prominent Democratic clients.
buyer: Stagwell Group
The Stagwell Group LLC is a registered investment advisory company, which will invest in advertising, research, data analytics, public relations, and digital marketing services. "
target: SKDKnickerbocker
SKDKnickerbocker provides strategic advice, public relations, crisis communications, advertising, direct mail, and research to national and international companies, advocacy organizations, associations, leading non-profit organizations, and elected officials.
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announced 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

synopsis: Dynata, a global leader in first-party data and data services, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire Reimagine Holdings Group, a global leader in data creation and technology-enabled business intelligence headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and B2B survey research. Dynata reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings. "
target: Reimagine Holdings Group
Reimagine is a global leader in data creation for business intelligence, and has redefined the insights industry by acquiring and investing in growth-oriented, technology-enabled service companies.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/14/2017 via PR Newswire

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

synopsis: The Shipyard, an independent marketing firm, today announces the acquisition of TOMORRO\\\, an innovation consultancy led by marketing icon Jon Bond – combining the companies' strategic, creative and data-centric talents to address rising demand from businesses seeking to inoculate themselves against Disruption.
buyer: The Shipyard
The Shipyard is an independent marketing consultancy and the first "marketing engineering" firm. It is creating digital transformation for the world's most significant brands- where high velocity content creation meets big data, where competitive strategy meets creative and disruptive advertising. "
target: TOMORRO\\\ LLC
TOMORRO\\\ LLC is a consultancy designed to accelerate brand value through the adoption of the most forward-thinking marketing approaches and technologies. TOMORRO\\\ is an active investor and advisor in ad technology companies.
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announced 8/26/2020 via BusinessWire

Valuesetters, will be merged with Netcapital

synopsis: ValueSetters, a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet, is to merge with Netcapital, a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow.
buyer: Valuesetters (OTCPK:VSTR:$1.75)
Led by a team of professional investors, digital marketing experts, and technology specialists, ValueSetters is a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet. "
target: Netcapital
Netcapital is a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow. Netcapital operates an investment portal that enables investors to set up an account online, browse information on private companies offering securities on the platform, and invest.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

synopsis: startup300, an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator, has acquired Pioneers.io, an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene. Pioneers' flagship event, Pioneers Festival, brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
buyer: startup300 AG
startup300 is an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator that offers their services to Austrian startups. The group consists of 142 angels and investors that help startups grow their businesses. They focus on startups that have scalable, innovative or disruptive business models. "
target: Pioneers.io
Pioneers.io is an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene, offering events, consulting, and investment. Their Pioneers Festival event brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
price ($mm)
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announced 11/30/2020 via BusinessWire

ServiceNow, will acquire Element AI

synopsis: ServiceNow announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Element AI, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company with deep AI capabilities and some of the world’s brightest AI minds. Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
buyer: ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW:$4,833.48)
ServiceNow's cloud-based platform and solutions deliver digital experiences that help people do their best work. Their applications automate, predict, digitize, and optimize business processes and tasks, across IT, Customer Service, Security Operations, and Human Resources. "
target: Element AI
Element AI is the platform that helps organizations embrace an AI-First world for today and tomorrow. Composed of a research lab uniquely connected to the world's best academic ecosystems, Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
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Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2100
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Ticker: OTCPK:IMMD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Immudyne
lmmuDyne, Inc. is a technology-driven e-commerce company that builds innovative and proprietary brands. Immudyne’s scalable and global advertising technology infrastructure leverages social media, search and e-commerce platforms to rapidly and profitably grow their product portfolio.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$6.49
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.95)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.47
Employees
11
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Ticker: ACTA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Actua Corporation
Actua Corporation
Actua Corporation, the multi-vertical cloud company, brings the power of the cloud to vertical markets and processes. Actua is pioneering the second wave of the SaaS revolution – the vertical wave – by growing cloud businesses that are transforming their markets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$118.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($22.10)
EBIT ($mm)
($39.53)
Net Income ($mm)
$80.62
Employees
682
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Ticker: TICC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TICC Capital Corp.
TICC Capital Corp.
TICC Capital Corp. is a business development company primarily engaged in providing capital to technology-related companies in the following sectors: computer software and hardware, information technology infrastructure or services, internet, networking systems and diversified technology.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$105.09
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$74.75
Net Income ($mm)
$58.94
Employees
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Ticker: AIM:MERC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mercia Technologies PLC
Mercia Technologies PLC
Mercia is a national investment group focused on the funding and scaling of innovative businesses with high growth potential from the UK regions. Initially this is through Mercia's managed funds and then selectively scaling businesses through its own balance sheet capital.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$11.97
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.14)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.67)
Net Income ($mm)
$1.86
Employees
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Ticker: XTRA:M3B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
mic AG
mic AG
Mic AG is an investment company based in Germany. Mic AG invests in medium-sized companies with disruptive technologies in the fields of optics, electronics, medicine and IT.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$4.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.84
EBIT ($mm)
$0.81
Net Income ($mm)
$1.74
Employees
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Ticker: BIT:LVEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LVenture Group
LVenture Group
LVenture Group is a holding company that invests in companies with high growth potential. They primarily focus on digital tech startups with global markets. Their business model is based on capital gains arising from the exit of portfolio startups, which is achieved through M&A or IPO operations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3.11
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.03)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.39
Employees
0
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Ticker: FFG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fatfish Internet Group Ltd
Fatfish Internet Group Ltd
the Fatfish Internet Group (ASX:FFG) operates an internet ventures acceleration business. FFG is a public listed company on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) and is among the first internet accelerators of the Internet 2.0 era in the Asia Pacific region to go public .
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$0.51
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.45)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.65)
Net Income ($mm)
$1.67
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:ADAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adama Technologies Corp.
Adama Technologies Corp.
Adama Technologies Corp. is a publicly traded venture capital company that owns, operates and invests in technology companies as well as startups and expansion companies. They employ an investment matrix that allows them to identify & select what they believe to be high growth, high yield companies.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Employees
0
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Ticker: SCAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saban Acquisition Corp.
Saban Acquisition Corp.
Saban Capital Group, Inc. (“SCG”), a leading private investment firm specializing in the media, entertainment, and communication industries. SCG was established by Haim Saban, founder of Saban Entertainment, a global television broadcasting, production, distribution, merchandising and music company.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.30)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: XTRA:RKET
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rocket Internet
Rocket Internet
The mission of Rocket Internet is to become the world’s largest Internet platform outside the U.S. and China. They identify and build proven Internet business models and transfer them to new, underserved or untapped markets, where they seek to scale them into market leading online companies.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$72.72
EBITDA ($mm)
($34.58)
EBIT ($mm)
($36.52)
Net Income ($mm)
$308.37
Employees
0
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Ticker: DRGV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dragon Capital Group Corporation
Dragon Capital Group Corporation
Dragon Capital Group Corp. is doing business in China through its subsidiaries. DRGV was established to serve as a conduit between Chinese high-growth companies and Western investors. DRGV functions as an incubator of high-tech companies in China.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$21.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.52
EBIT ($mm)
$0.52
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
100
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Ticker: LSE:ALM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Allied Minds
Allied Minds
Allied Minds plc is an IP commercialisation company focused on technology and life sciences. Allied Minds forms, funds, and operates a portfolio of companies with the objective of delivering successful liquidity events that will generate attractive long-term returns for its investors & stakeholders.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($108.37)
EBIT ($mm)
($114.60)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: CNSX:BZ30197
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fantasy 6 Sports Inc.
Fantasy 6 is a sports, entertainment and technology company which produces games, contests and other related products and experiences for fans around the world. Fantasy 6 Sports Inc. currently offers a wide variety of daily, weekly and season-long contests across multiple professional sports leagues
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1.15
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.47)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.58)
Net Income ($mm)
$7.08
Employees
0
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Ticker: ITT.V
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LX Ventures Inc.
LX Ventures Inc.
Mobio is the parent company to Strutta and Twenty Year Media. Strutta is a social promotions platform that helps marketers bring potential customers from stranger to fan to customer. Twenty Year Media is a media and technology company developing advanced technologies for the motion picture sector.
year
2013
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