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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cello Health Communications, purchased Healthcare Team from Firstlight Public Relations

synopsis: Cello Health Communications has acquired the ten-strong healthcare team at Firstlight Public Relations. Firstlight’s healthcare team, which was established in 2011 by Pat Pearson, will now be called Cello Health Public Relations and is located in central London. Firstlight's healthcare team provides healthcare public relations services.
buyer parent: Cello Health plc
buyer: Cello Health Communications
Cello Health Communications provides the full range of evidence through engagement solutions to biopharma, device, diagnostic and consumer companies through the synergistic blend of their strategic, scientific and creative expertise. "
seller: Firstlight Public Relations
Firstlight’s healthcare team, which was established in 2011 by Pat Pearson, provides healthcare public relations services. Firstlight Public Relations is a UK-based full service public relations agency with extensive experience in corporate, B2B, and healthcare communications.
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closed 10/1/2019 via BusinessWire

M Booth, purchased US Division from Health Unlimited

synopsis: Next15 has acquired US division of Health Unlimited, a leading global health consultancy and communications agency advancing landmark developments in some of the most complex and challenging areas in health. Health Unlimited will be rebranded as M Booth Health and operate as a separate agency reporting to M Booth CEO Dale Bornstein.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: M Booth
M Booth is an agency that is known for award-winning integrated marketing programs that engage stakeholders through digital, social, earned media, and experiential channels. M Booth is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Next Fifteen Communications Group. "
seller parent: Dbay Advisors
seller: Health Unlimited
Health Unlimited US Division, rebranded M Booth Health, is a 25-year-old NY-based global health consultancy and communications agency built by specialists with a legacy of advancing landmark developments in global health and medicine.
price ($mm)
$28
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$17
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2.6x
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closed 12/4/2018 via BusinessWire

Open Health merged with Peloton Advantage,

synopsis: Amulet Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity investment firm based in Greenwich, CT, focused exclusively on the healthcare sector, announced that it has acquired OPEN Health, a multi-disciplinary health communications and market access group. Amulet plans to merge OPEN Health with its existing portfolio company, Peloton Advantage.
buyer parent: Amulet Capital Partners LP
buyer: Peloton Advantage
Peloton Advantage, LLC is a medical communications company specializing in strategic publication planning and associated content development for medical education programs. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Open Health
OPEN Health is a multi-disciplinary health communications and market access group, operating within four core business areas: Medical Communications; Patient and Brand Communications; Value, Informatics and Evidence; Consulting and Commercialization.
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closed 6/24/2015 via PR Newswire

Havas Health, acquired Just:: Health Communications

synopsis: Havas Health announced the acquisition of Just:: Health Communications, a leading London agency known for its innovative work and for providing services to global clients in public relations, medical communications, public affairs and digital communications.
buyer parent: Bolloré
buyer: Havas Health
The Havas Health network has a uniquely unified model offering strategy, promotion, medical education, market access, PR and digital solutions inside each agency asset. "
target: Just:: Health Communications
Just:: is a healthcare agency that is committed to working with ambitious, people who share its desire to ask questions, break new ground and make a positive impact. Just:: prides itself on giving confident, honest advice and creating powerful campaigns that resonate with clients and stakeholders.
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closed 3/3/2015 via GlobeNewswire

A.D.A.M., Inc., acquired Via Media Health

synopsis: Ebix, Inc., a leading supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial and healthcare industries, announced that it has acquired Via Media Health, one of India's leading health content & communication companies. Via Media Health will be immediately integrated into its A.D.A.M. Health Information Exchange Division.
buyer parent: Ebix, Inc.
buyer: A.D.A.M., Inc. (ADAM:$0.00)
Founded in 1990, A.D.A.M., Animated Dissection of Anatomy for Medicine, has been a worldwide leading provider of consumer health information and benefits technology solutions to health care organizations, hospitals, benefits brokers, employers, consumers, and educational institutions. "
target: Via Media Health
Via Media Health is a 13 years old communication, consulting, and networking organization focused on innovative health communication solutions in India.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BusinessWire

ICR, acquired Continuum Health Communications

synopsis: ICR, a leading strategic communications and advisory firm serving more than 500 private and public company clients, has acquired Continuum Health Communications, an integrated communications agency specializing in strategy and corporate and product communications.
buyer: ICR
ICR partners with companies to optimize transactions and execute strategic communications programs that achieve business goals, build credibility and enhance long-term enterprise value. ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent communications and advisory firms in North America. "
target: Continuum Health Communications
Continuum Health Communications is an integrated communications agency specializing in strategy and corporate and product communications. They work across the industry from pharma and biotech, to device and diagnostics, to B2B technology.
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closed 4/2/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Paul Werth Associates, acquired Generations Sync

synopsis: Paul Werth Associates, an integrated communications firm based in Columbus, Ohio, has acquired Generations Sync, a Chicago-based boutique firm specializing in health care public relations and direct marketing. Generations Sync is immediately changing its name to Paul Werth Associates.
buyer: Paul Werth Associates
Paul Werth Associates is an independent, full-service communications firm that helps grow businesses, launch brands and shape strategies for some of the Midwest's leading organizations. Its competencies include public relations, public affairs, marketing and branding, B2B advertising, and research. "
target: Generations Sync
Generations Sync is a boutique firm specializing in health care public relations and direct marketing. It produces stronger brands and loyal customers by integrating emerging technologies with traditional disciplines such as strategy, promotional education, and direct marketing.
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closed 11/6/2019 via BusinessWire

W2O Group, acquired ISO.health

synopsis: W2O, the leading independent provider of analytics-driven, digital-first marketing communications to the healthcare sector, announced the acquisition of ISO.health, a London-based medical communications agency.
buyer: W2O Group
W2O is an independent provider of analytics-driven, digital-first marketing and communications to the healthcare sector. W2O applies analytics models, methodologies and approaches in a digital world to design precise communications and marketing strategies to deliver sustained business results. "
target: ISO.health
ISO.health is a London-based medical communications agency. ISO comprises a talented team of industry experts who are adept at developing and delivering impactful omni-channel medical and scientific educational programs for pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences companies and organizations.
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closed 12/10/2018 via BusinessWire

Fishawack Group, acquired Blue Latitude Health

synopsis: The Fishawack Group of Companies, one of the world’s largest independent medical communications and medical marketing organizations, has acquired Blue Latitude Health, a creative consultancy combining the commercial focus of a consultancy with the creative vision of an agency. BLH focuses on the commercialization of healthcare innovations.
buyer: Fishawack Group
Based in the UK, the Fishawack Group of Companies is one of the largest independent medical communications specialists with offices in the UK, USA, Switzerland, and India. For over 17 years, they have been partnering with global and regional pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device clients."
target: Blue Latitude Health
Blue Latitude Health is a creative consultancy combining the commercial focus of a consultancy with the creative vision of an agency. Focused on the commercialization of healthcare innovations, they operate globally and regionally at a brand, portfolio and organizational level.
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closed 7/1/2016 via PR Newswire

VSS Medical Technologies, acquired Legato Healthcare Marketing, Inc.

synopsis: VSS Medical Technologies, Inc. announced it purchased a majority interest in Legato Healthcare Marketing, Inc. Legato Healthcare Marketing is a healthcare marketing agency headquartered in De Pere, Wisconsin. Legato provides specialized marketing solutions to rural health organizations, specialty clinics and medical equipment companies.
buyer: VSS Medical Technologies
VSS Medical Technologies is a healthcare informatics company that offers a diverse portfolio of hyper-specialized software and professional service solutions. They are an innovative technology company that leverages cutting-edge tools to address some of the most comple "
target: Legato Healthcare Marketing, Inc.
Legato Healthcare Marketing is a healthcare marketing agency headquartered in De Pere, Wisconsin. Legato provides specialized marketing solutions to rural health organizations, specialty clinics and medical equipment companies.
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closed 2/25/2015 via BNC Analysis

Quattro Direct LLC, acquired FWD>Direct

synopsis: Quattro, a marketing and advertising agency based in Berwyn that counts Comcast, New Penn Financial and Ditech as clients, says it has acquired Downingtown-based FWD>Direct a provider of marketing services for healthcare providers.
buyer: Quattro Direct LLC
Quattro is a marketing and advertising agency based in Berwyn that counts Comcast, New Penn Financial and Ditech as clients. They offer services in strategic marketing, creative services, digital, production management, and data media. "
target: FWD>Direct
Based in Downingtown, PA, FWD>Direct helps healthcare providers cost effectively attract and retain more customers. Their services include Strategic Planning, Program Development, Online (Search Marketing, Display, Retargeting, Email and Social Media), Direct Mail, Direct Response TV, and more.
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closed 2/28/2013 via BusinessWire

WCG Company, acquired Partners for Medical Education, Inc.

synopsis: WCG, an integrated communications firm that is part of the W2O Group network of companies, announced its acquisition of Partners for Medical Education, Inc., which will deepen and expand the company’s direct-to-patient advocacy and education offerings for its healthcare clients.
buyer parent: W2O Group
buyer: WCG Company
WCG is an independent strategic communications firm providing integrated solutions built upon clear analytics, with the aim of achieving competitive advantage for a growing spectrum of leading companies and organizations. "
target: Partners for Medical Education, Inc.
Led by Sharron Ames, a 30-year integrated marketing expert, Partners for Medical Education, Inc. delivers best-in-class patient programs and educational materials for people living with rare diseases, chronic illnesses and life-threatening conditions.
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closed 3/29/2017 via Company Press Release

Serviceplan Group, acquired Beck & Co

synopsis: Serviceplan Group has acquired Beck & Co, a renowned independent pharmaceutical agency in Germany and Austria with offices in Munich and Vienna. The Beck & Co. team bring with them a high degree of creativity, medical content and digital pharmaceutical marketing.
buyer: Serviceplan Group
The Serviceplan Group is the largest and most broadly based owner- and partner-managed agency group in Europe. Founded as a traditional advertising agency, Serviceplan soon developed the concept of ‘House of Communication’ that brings together all modern communication disciplines under one umbrella."
target: Beck & Co
Beck & Co. is a full-service agency specialising in the healthcare field. Patient communication and awareness campaigns play an increasingly important role, and Beck & Co. mainly attend to customers' needs with prescription products.
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closed 12/1/2014 via Market Wire

Northstar Healthcare Inc., acquired Athas Health, LLC

synopsis: Northstar Healthcare announced it has acquired Athas Health. Based in Dallas, TX, Athas focuses on the marketing and delivery of specialized healthcare services in 7 states. Athas has gained a well-earned reputation in the marketing of spine and migraine procedures under the trademarks of North American Spine and Migraine Treatment Centers.
buyer: Northstar Healthcare Inc. (TSX:NHC:$57.93)
Northstar Healthcare is a full-service healthcare development and management company. With a collective leadership experience that includes developing and managing over 100 surgical centers, Northstar constantly strives to provide superior medical care and increased patient satisfaction. "
target: Athas Health, LLC
Athas Health offers relevant information and treatment options to patients seeking help for various health-related issues. Athas can coordinate a patient’s education on different treatment options available and direct them to the best team of physicians to help them get the optimal care available.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
$29
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
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1.2x
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18.1x
closed 6/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

United Drug plc, acquired Watermeadow

synopsis: United Drug plc (UD) announced that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Watermeadow Medical Ltd and Watermeadow Medical Consulting Inc for a total consideration of up to £13m. Watermeadow is a healthcare communications and consultancy agency headquartered in the UK with offices also in the US.
buyer: United Drug plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
United Drug is a leading international healthcare services provider, employing 6,000 people in 35 businesses across Europe and the US. United Drug operates through 4 divisions. United Drug is a provider of services to pharmaceutical retailers and manufacturers. "
target: Watermeadow
Watermeadow is a healthcare communications and consultancy agency headquartered in the UK with offices also in the US. It provides services to global pharmaceutical companies, including medical writing and preparation of promotional and educational materials typically for products pre-launch.
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$9.35
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closed 7/1/2009 via PR Newswire

Euro RSCG Worldwide, acquired Euro RSCG Life Medicom (Alias)

synopsis: Euro RSCG Life, the world's largest fully integrated global health marketing and communications group, announced the acquisition of Medicom Group, a UK-based medical communication agency.
buyer parent: Havas
buyer: Euro RSCG Worldwide
Euro RSCG Worldwide, a leading integrated marketing communications agency and Advertising Age's and Campaign's 2006 Global Agency of the Year, is made up of 233 offices located in 75 countries throughout Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Middle-East. "
target: Euro RSCG Life Medicom (Alias)
Integrating medical communications across the healthcare arena to provide comprehensive, innovative and focused communication solutions, Medicom Group's experience spans numerous disease areas and ranges from pre-launch creative concepts and marketing plan development to post-launch communications.
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Evoke Group, acquired KYNE

synopsis: Evoke Group, a marketing, media and communications agency designed for health and wellness, has acquired KYNE, a health communications agency dedicated to helping improve and save lives. KYNE creates programs that achieve real change, leverage their skills, expertise and passion to break down barriers.
buyer parent: Huntsworth PLC
buyer: Evoke Group
Evoke Group is a marketing, media and communications agency designed for health and wellness. Purpose-built to help their clients navigate complex landscape, they’re bound by a common vision: to make Health More Human. "
target: KYNE
KYNE is a health communications agency dedicated to helping improve and save lives. They create programs that achieve real change, leverage their skills, expertise and passion to break down barriers. They develop and deliver tailored programs to meet clients' goals and objectives.
price ($mm)
$17*
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$10
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2.0x
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closed 5/19/2016 via Company Press Release

Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services, acquired Pegasus Public Relations Ltd

synopsis: Pegasus, one of the most successful integrated healthcare communications consultancies in the UK, announced it has been acquired by UDG Healthcare plc, an international provider of outsourced healthcare services. Pegasus joins Ashfield Healthcare Communications, which is part of UDG Healthcare’s Ashfield Commercial and Medical Services Division.
buyer parent: UDG Healthcare plc
buyer: Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services
Ashfield is a global leader in providing outsourced healthcare services to pharmaceutical, device and biotech companies. Ashfield provides contract sales teams, customer service reps, remote detailing, nurse educators, medical information, healthcare communications, and other services. "
target: Pegasus Public Relations Ltd
Pegasus specialises in helping private and public sector organisations communicate healthy messages through integrated communications programmes. Pegasus has an award-winning track record of creating and implementing campaigns that inspire behavior change.
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$15
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closed 12/13/2011 via

Chandler Chicco Companies, acquired Haas & Healthcare Partner Public Relations

synopsis: Chandler Chicco Companies, a global health communications group and part of inVentiv Health, Inc., announced that it has acquired leading German healthcare communication firm Haas & Health Partner Public Relations, creating an unrivalled healthcare communication capability in Germany.
buyer parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: Chandler Chicco Companies
Chandler Chicco Companies is a global health communications group that delivers perspective and creative know-how. It offers capabilities spanning PR, digital/social media, medical/scientific education, marketing and branding, graphic design, event production & research/measurement. "
target: Haas & Healthcare Partner Public Relations
Haas & Health Partner Public Relations is a leading pure-play healthcare communications agency in Germany. It provides PR and integrated marketing services to healthcare clients, including market access support, medical education, dialogue marketing and promotional support.
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closed 12/13/2011 via PR Newswire

Chandler Chicco Companies, acquired SanCom Creative Communication Solutions

synopsis: Chandler Chicco Companies, a global health communications group and part of inVentiv Health, Inc., announced that it has acquired leading German healthcare communication firm SanCom Creative Communication Solutions, creating an unrivalled healthcare communication capability in Germany.
buyer parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: Chandler Chicco Companies
Chandler Chicco Companies is a global health communications group that delivers perspective and creative know-how. They offer capabilities spanning public relations, digital/social media, medical/scientific education, marketing and branding, graphic design, event production & research/measurement. "
target: SanCom Creative Communication Solutions
SanCom Creative Communication Solutions is a pure-play integrated healthcare communications service provider with a focus on public relations and integrated marketing. It merges scientific understanding with strategic thinking and a highly creative approach.
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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cello Health Communications, purchased Healthcare Team from Firstlight Public Relations

synopsis: Cello Health Communications has acquired the ten-strong healthcare team at Firstlight Public Relations. Firstlight’s healthcare team, which was established in 2011 by Pat Pearson, will now be called Cello Health Public Relations and is located in central London. Firstlight's healthcare team provides healthcare public relations services.
buyer parent: Cello Health plc
buyer: Cello Health Communications
Cello Health Communications provides the full range of evidence through engagement solutions to biopharma, device, diagnostic and consumer companies through the synergistic blend of their strategic, scientific and creative expertise. "
seller: Firstlight Public Relations
Firstlight’s healthcare team, which was established in 2011 by Pat Pearson, provides healthcare public relations services. Firstlight Public Relations is a UK-based full service public relations agency with extensive experience in corporate, B2B, and healthcare communications.
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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cello Health Communications, purchased Healthcare Team from Firstlight Public Relations

synopsis: Cello Health Communications has acquired the ten-strong healthcare team at Firstlight Public Relations. Firstlight’s healthcare team, which was established in 2011 by Pat Pearson, will now be called Cello Health Public Relations and is located in central London. Firstlight's healthcare team provides healthcare public relations services.
buyer parent: Cello Health plc
buyer: Cello Health Communications
Cello Health Communications provides the full range of evidence through engagement solutions to biopharma, device, diagnostic and consumer companies through the synergistic blend of their strategic, scientific and creative expertise. "
seller: Firstlight Public Relations
Firstlight’s healthcare team, which was established in 2011 by Pat Pearson, provides healthcare public relations services. Firstlight Public Relations is a UK-based full service public relations agency with extensive experience in corporate, B2B, and healthcare communications.
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closed 1/30/2013 via BNC Analysis

Cello Group, acquired Mash Health

synopsis: UK pharma researcher and communications consultancy Mash Health Limited and its US business Mash Health, Inc have been acquired by the UK’s Cello Group plc. Mash Health is a UK pharma researcher and communications consultancy. Mash works for clients in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and consumer healthcare sectors.
buyer: Cello Group (AIM:CLL:$204.91)
Cello is a leading global insight and strategic marketing group with a primary focus on the pharmaceutical and health sectors in addition to deep expertise in a range of other high margin sectors. "
target: Mash Health
Mash Health is a UK pharma researcher and communications consultancy. Teddington-based Mash works for clients in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and consumer healthcare sectors, and was established in 2009.
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$0.99
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closed 8/14/2019 via BusinessWire

SARORAS Private Capital, acquired InCrowd

synopsis: SARORAS Private Capital, a private equity investment firm focused on the technology-enabled services industry, has made a majority investment in InCrowd, pioneer of real-time data market insights in the life sciences industry.
buyer: SARORAS Private Capital
SARORAS Private Capital provides equity capital to growing companies in the technology-enabled services industry. SARORAS aspires to build industry-leading companies supporting innovative and entrepreneurial management teams to generate long-term, sustainable growth. "
target: InCrowd
InCrowd is the pioneer of the real-time, mobile first, MicroSurvey solution, delivering the top global 100 life science firms agile, primary market research. InCrowd accelerates market research and time-to-respond to insights to ensure effective brand management and strong brand health.
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closed 7/4/2018 via Company Press Release

Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services, acquired SmartAnalyst, Inc.

synopsis: UDG Healthcare plc, a leading international healthcare services provider, is pleased to announce the acquisition of SmartAnalyst, a New York-based strategic commercialisation consulting and analytics business. The business will become part of Ashfield Communications.
buyer parent: UDG Healthcare plc
buyer: Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services
Ashfield is a global leader in commercialisation services for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. They provide field and contact centre sales teams, healthcare communications, patient support, audit, advisory, medical information and event management services. "
target: SmartAnalyst, Inc.
SmartAnalyst is a US-based strategic consulting and analytics business focused on the pharmaceutical and biotech sector. SmartAnalyst provides strategic consulting services to pharmaceutical and biotech companies to support disease, asset, and portfolio level decisions.
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announced 4/15/2015 via Company Press Release

Copernicus Marketing Consulting, will acquire Forbes Consulting Group

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire Forbes Consulting Group and have it become part of Copernicus Marketing Consulting post acquisition. Founded in 1985, Forbes Consulting Group specializes in both quantitative and qualitative research and analysis.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Copernicus Marketing Consulting
Copernicus Marketing Consulting is a research-and-data-driven marketing consulting firm in the business of transforming companies. They use front-line experience, insights, and advanced analytics to help B2B and B2C companies develop, plan, and implement strategies that change brand trajectories. "
target: Forbes Consulting Group
The Forbes Consulting Group is a strategic and innovative market research company providing global clients with deeper levels of insight about emotions and motivations - and helping them gain strategic market advantage on the strength of these insights.
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$8
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closed 9/4/2013 via BusinessWire

Information Resources, Inc., acquired Aztec

synopsis: Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), a global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and over-the-counter healthcare companies, announced it has acquired Aztec, a leading provider of market measurement and related services for consumer packaged goods (CPG), liquor and pharmaceutical manufacturers and retailers.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: Information Resources, Inc.
Information Resources, Inc. (IRi) delivers powerful market and shopper information, predictive analysis and foresight that leads to action. They go beyond the data to ignite extraordinary growth for their clients by pinpointing what matters and illuminating how it can impact their businesses. "
target parent: Dentsu Inc.
target: Aztec
Aztec provides scan-data services to consumer packaged goods retailers and manufacturers. Aztec offers computer-based information services and core offerings include data processing and reporting, leading-edge user friendly software, training and client service support.
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closed 1/30/2013 via BNC Analysis

Cello Group, acquired Mash Health

synopsis: UK pharma researcher and communications consultancy Mash Health Limited and its US business Mash Health, Inc have been acquired by the UK’s Cello Group plc. Mash Health is a UK pharma researcher and communications consultancy. Mash works for clients in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and consumer healthcare sectors.
buyer: Cello Group (AIM:CLL:$204.91)
Cello is a leading global insight and strategic marketing group with a primary focus on the pharmaceutical and health sectors in addition to deep expertise in a range of other high margin sectors. "
target: Mash Health
Mash Health is a UK pharma researcher and communications consultancy. Teddington-based Mash works for clients in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and consumer healthcare sectors, and was established in 2009.
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$0.99
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$2
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closed 6/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

Measure Consumer Perspectives Inc., acquired 420 Intel Agency

synopsis: Measure Consumer Perspectives, a Louisville based mystery shopping company, has acquired 420 Intel Agency, a marijuana mystery shopping business in Colorado. The acquisition is an attempt to grow the marijuana mystery portion of Measure CP's business.
buyer: Measure Consumer Perspectives Inc.
Measure Consumer Perspectives provides solutions in the areas of mystery shopping, brand auditing, compliance checks, and field research. Measure uses traditional, mobile, geocoded, and hidden camera technologies in order to bring clients pertinent insights into the brand, customer, and experience, "
target: 420 Intel Agency
The main purpose of 420 Intel Agency's dispensary mystery shopping programs are to help dispensary owners be more competitive by providing a holistic business approach that will enable them to stay up to date with the ever changing cannabis industry and increase their bottom line.
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announced 11/16/2018 via Company Press Release

Vestar Capital Partners, will acquire Information Resources, Inc.

synopsis: Vestar Capital Partners, a private equity firm, will lead a new investment in Information Resources, Inc., a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights. Jeffrey Ansell, a Vestar Senior Advisor, will serve as Chairman of IRI. New Mountain and other existing investors are retaining a meaningful investment in IRI.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners (VCP) is a private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. VCP collaborates with management teams and private owners to build long- term enterprise value, with a focus on Consumer, Healthcare, and Business Services & Industrial Products."
target parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
target: Information Resources, Inc.
Information Resources, Inc. is a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights that help CPG companies, OTC health care organizations, retailers, financial services and media companies grow their businesses.
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closed 1/31/2017 via Company Press Release

DrFirst, Inc., acquired VisibilityRx

synopsis: DrFirst, a pioneer in electronic prescribing, integrated medication management and secure communication for healthcare, has acquired VisibilityRx, a provider of clinical trial recruitment services to life sciences, clinical research organizations and pharmacies. Healthcare companies use VisibilityRx to effectively communicate messages to patients.
buyer: DrFirst, Inc.
DrFirst pioneers software solutions and services that provide real-time access to patient data, improve communication and collaboration at the point of care and across the patient’s circle of caregivers, and enhance the doctor’s clinical view of the patient to help drive better health outcomes. "
target: VisibilityRx
VisibilityRx is the leader in precise patient identification and communication solutions for clinical trials, risk evaluation and mitigation strategies, and market research initiatives. It is utilized by many healthcare companies to effectively communicate their messages to their patients.
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announced 7/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

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

synopsis: Ipsos will acquire GfK Group's 4 global divisions of research: customer experience, experience innovation, health, and public affairs. Customer Experience is advising on customer satisfaction, Experience Innovation is research on user experience, Heath is research on health industry companies, and Public Affairs is research on public opinion.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,038.49)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is an independent market research companies managed by research professionals. Ipsos researchers assess market potential and trends, develop brands, help clients build long-term relationships with customers, test advertising, and study audience responses. "
seller: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
Headquartered in Germany. GfK Group is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. GfK has multiple global divisions of GfK Research, including customer experience, experience innovation, health, and public affairs.
price ($mm)
$123
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$234
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closed 5/2/2013 via BusinessWire

Market Strategies International, acquired Cogent Research LLC

synopsis: Market Strategies International announced that it has acquired Cambridge, MA-based Cogent Research, a market research and strategic consulting firm that specializes in the wealth management industry. Cogent Research founders and principals, John Meunier and Christy White, will co-manage Market Strategies’ new Syndicated Division.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Market Strategies International
Market Strategies International is a market research consultancy with deep expertise in communications, consumer goods, energy, financial services, healthcare, technology and wealth management. "
target: Cogent Research LLC
Cogent Research, founded in 1996, provides custom marketing research, syndicated research products, and evidence-based consulting to leading organizations in the financial services, life sciences and consumer goods industries.
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closed 4/23/2013 via PR Newswire

1-800 We Answer, Inc., acquired TMR Inc. Market Research Group

synopsis: 1-800 We Answer, www.weanswer.com, a call center network that handles millions of calls for clients, has obtained TMR Inc. Market Research Group. TMR offers telephone interviewing and consumer, industrial and medical data collection and analysis.
buyer: 1-800 We Answer, Inc.
1-800 We Answer, Inc. is a business communications solutions company whose core business support services consist of telephone answering, call center, market research, and telemarketing services to businesses, government agencies, and universities nationwide. "
target: TMR Inc. Market Research Group
TMR is an industry leader in telephone interviewing and consumer, industrial and medical data collection and analysis. This market research firm delivers "quality work at competitive prices," and has a proven track record as a full-service quantitative and qualitative research organization.
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closed 12/9/2013 via Company Press Release

Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, acquired Verilogue Inc.

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced that it has acquired Verilogue Inc., a leading healthcare analytics firm specializing in physician-patient communication based in the U.S. Verilogue will become part of Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, the largest healthcare communications network in the world.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Healthcare Communications Group
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group is the largest health-oriented agency network in the world. It manages top-tier agencies specializing in promoting innovative solutions in advertising, medical education, sales and marketing, digital, and more. "
target: Verilogue Inc.
Verilogue brings patients, physicians and the healthcare industry together to share information, enhance disease understanding and participate in medical marketing research.
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closed 4/10/2015 via BusinessWire

PatientBond, LLC, acquired c2b Horizons, LLC

synopsis: PatientBond, LLC, an innovative provider of patient and member engagement solutions, has acquired Cincinnati-based c2b Horizons, LLC, a leader in statistically based consumer profiling techniques for healthcare payers and providers.
buyer parent: Healthcare Growth Partners, LLC
buyer: PatientBond, LLC
Founded in 2011, PatientBond provides next generation patient and member engagement solutions. PatientBond’s highly configurable communications engine supports rapid deployment for a diverse set of engagement use cases. "
target parent: c2b Solutions
target: c2b Horizons, LLC
c2b’s proprietary psychographic profiling tools, validated over multiple studies, allow for classification of members and patients into behavior groups which provide a high level of predictability of individual motivations, communication preferences and actions.
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closed 7/24/2013 via Reuters

Cross Marketing, acquired MedePanel

synopsis: Cross Marketing Group has announced the acquisition of MedePanel, a result-oriented research firm, headquartered in New Jersey. MedePanel supports healthcare business decisions by providing insights from patients, healthcare practitioners and other key healthcare stakeholders.
buyer: Cross Marketing (TSE:3675:$80.11)
Cross Marketing provides a full range of one-stop marketing research services based on their online research DNA, and continuing to evolve further into a marketing solution partner for their clients. "
target: MedePanel
MedePanel Online Inc is a result-oriented research firm, headquartered in New Jersey providing local account management support. MedePanel supports healthcare business decisions by providing insights from patients, healthcare practitioners and other key healthcare stakeholders.
price ($mm)
$3.96*
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., purchased Patient Experience Business from HealthStream, Inc.

synopsis: HealthStream announced the divestiture of its Patient Experience (PX) business to Press Ganey Associates. HealthStream's complete patient experience solution provides census-based survey products that allow healthcare providers to let the voices of their patients guide performance improvement efforts.
buyer parent: EQT
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience, and workforce engagement. "
seller: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$251.24)
HealthStream Patient Experience provides census-based survey products that allow healthcare providers to let the voices of their patients guide performance improvement efforts. HealthStream’s SaaS solutions are used by healthcare employees for workforce development, training & learning management.
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$66
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closed 1/6/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Boathouse Capital, acquired Universal Survey Center

synopsis: Boathouse Capital's announces its investment in Universal Survey Center, a provider of survey data collection services. Universal Survey provides custom survey solutions to a variety of market research firms, public relations/communications companies, management consulting firms, big data companies, and a variety of other end-users.
buyer: Boathouse Capital
Boathouse Capital is a $120 million private equity firm that invests mezzanine debt and equity into lower middle market businesses across the U.S. Based in Wayne, PA, Boathouse Capital invests $3 million to $15 million to support companies in a variety of industries. "
target: Universal Survey Center
Universal Survey Center provides custom survey solutions to a variety of market research firms, public relations/communications companies, management consulting firms, big data companies, and a variety of other end-users.
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closed 9/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Evoke Group, acquired Navience Healthcare Solutions, LLC

synopsis: Evoke Group, part of Huntsworth, announces the acquisition of New Jersey-based Navience Healthcare Solutions. Navience is a full-service market access and payer marketing agency helping clients navigate the complexities of the ever-changing market access landscape by identifying, developing and executing tailored solutions.
buyer parent: Huntsworth PLC
buyer: Evoke Group
Evoke Group is a marketing, media and communications agency designed for health and wellness. Their digital DNA, data-driven mindset and full-service offering provides a unique position in the market. "
target: Navience Healthcare Solutions, LLC
Navience Healthcare Solutions is a full service managed markets agency focused on providing pharmaceutical and healthcare companies with strategic direction and planning in the market access and payer marketing areas.
price ($mm)
$24*
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
10.9x
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18.4x
closed 10/1/2015 via PR Newswire

Spherix Global Insights GmbH, acquired Rare Insights LLC

synopsis: In line with organizational strategy to offer unparalleled insights across professional and patient groups, Spherix Global Insights has acquired Rare Insights, an insight and strategy group with a unique focus on rare and complex conditions. This accelerates Spherix's plans to add syndicated and custom patient insights to their suite of products.
buyer: Spherix Global Insights GmbH
Spherix Global Insights is a business intelligence and market research company headquartered in Switzerland. Spherix differentiates itself by focusing in select specialty markets. They have extensive client-side experience in biopharmaceutical brand management and strategic marketing. "
target: Rare Insights LLC
Rare insights LLC is a market research and strategic consultancy focused on understanding and profiling the everyday experiences of patients with rare diseases and complex conditions, including their critical interactions with caregivers and physicians.
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closed 11/2/2016 via Company Press Release

KLH Capital, acquired Q Research Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: KLH Capital is pleased to announce it has partnered with the management team of Q Research Solutions, Inc. to complete a management buyout. Q Research Solutions is a leading provider of sensory and consumer product research for Fortune 500 and other blue-chip customers in the food and beverage, health and beauty, and fragrance industries.
buyer: KLH Capital
KLH Capital is a fully capitalized SBIC private equity fund managing $320 million across three funds. They make majority and minority equity investments in value added distribution, specialty service and niche manufacturing companies based in the U.S. with at least $10 million of revenue. "
target: Q Research Solutions, Inc.
Based in Old Bridge, New Jersey, Q Research Solutions is a leading provider of sensory and consumer product research for Fortune 500 and other blue-chip customers in the food and beverage, health and beauty, and fragrance industries.
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closed 1/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired The Perishables Group

synopsis: Nielsen, a global information and measurement company, has acquired Chicago-based fresh food industry research specialist The Perishables Group. The company’s offerings include consumer and trade research, syndicated data and category development software, along with marcoms services.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. "
target: The Perishables Group
The Perishables Group is a fresh food industry research specialist. Its offerings include consumer and trade research, syndicated data and category development software, along with marketing communications services.
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