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closed 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Atlantic Institute for Market Studies merged with Fraser Institute,

synopsis: The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, an independent Canadian, non-partisan research institute, and the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan research and educational organization based in Canada, announced they would be merging to create a think-tank covering Canadian public policy from coast to coast.
buyer: Fraser Institute
The Fraser Institute is an independent, non-partisan research and educational organization based in Canada. They have offices in Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. They research public policy, healthcare policy, environmental policy, aboriginal policy, government spending and more. "
target: Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies is an independent Canadian, non-partisan research institute that provides a distinctive Atlantic Canadian perspective on economic, political, and social issues.
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closed 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Change Healthcare Corporation, acquired PokitDok Inc.

synopsis: Change Healthcarehas acquired intellectual property (IP) and other key assets from PokitDok, Inc., a platform-as-a-service company for healthcare. PokitDok’s platform-as-a-service makes it faster and easier for healthcare organizations to bring new applications and services to market.
buyer parent: McKesson Corporation
buyer: Change Healthcare Corporation (CHNG:$1,646.91)
Change Healthcare is inspiring a better healthcare system. Working alongside their customers and partners, they leverage their software and analytics, network solutions, and technology-enabled services to enable better patient care, choice, and outcomes at scale. "
target: PokitDok Inc.
PokitDok’s platform-as-a-service makes it faster and easier for healthcare organizations to bring new applications and services to market. Plug directly into over 700 payers to integrate real-time, member-specific health insurance data at scale.
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closed 11/29/2017 via Market Wire

Topspin Partners, acquired Remedy Health Media

synopsis: Topspin Partners announced that it has acquired Remedy Health Media. Remedy is a leading digital health platform specializing in inspirational video-based storytelling and award-winning digital brands. Its largest property, HealthCentral, has become a primary destination for a suite of inspirational multimedia patient stories.
buyer: Topspin Partners
Topspin Partners is a suburban NY-based private equity fund that makes control investments in profitable and established lower middle-market businesses. The firm invests across a number of industries, including health and wellness, niche consumer, food and beverage, business services and security. "
target: Remedy Health Media
Remedy Health Media is a leading digital health platform specializing in inspirational video-based storytelling and award-winning digital brands. The Company’s portfolio of brands includes HealthCentral, TheBody, TheBodyPro, BerkeleyWellness, and Healthcommunities.
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closed 3/21/2007 via Company Press Release

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, acquired Medizine, Inc.

synopsis: Media-focused private equity shop Veronis Suhler Stevenson has bought a controlling stake in MediZine LLC, publisher of health and fitness magazines Healthy Living and Remedy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe. "
target: Medizine, Inc.
Medizine, Inc. publishes consumer health magazines. It offers publications, websites and broadcast news content , various programs that engage, educate, and influence patients in homes, in pharmacies, and in doctors' offices.
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closed 3/31/2020 via BusinessWire

Evaluate Ltd., acquired Black Swan Analysis

synopsis: Evaluate, a company that provides trusted commercial intelligence for the pharmaceutical industry, has acquired Black Swan Analysis, a unique analysis practice that provides a turnkey solution to companies that may be resource restricted with limited capacity to provide a robust valuation for their healthcare products.
buyer: Evaluate Ltd.
Evaluate provides trusted commercial intelligence for the pharmaceutical industry. They help their clients to refine and transform their understanding of the past, present and future of the global pharmaceutical market to drive better decisions. "
target: Black Swan Analysis
Based in the UK, Black Swan Analysis is a unique analysis practice that provides a turnkey solution to companies that may be resource restricted with limited capacity to provide a robust valuation for their healthcare products.
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announced 7/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

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

synopsis: Ipsos will acquire GfK Group's 4 global divisions of research: customer experience, experience innovation, health, and public affairs. Customer Experience is advising on customer satisfaction, Experience Innovation is research on user experience, Heath is research on health industry companies, and Public Affairs is research on public opinion.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,188.97)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is an independent market research companies managed by research professionals. Ipsos researchers assess market potential and trends, develop brands, help clients build long-term relationships with customers, test advertising, and study audience responses. "
seller: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
Headquartered in Germany. GfK Group is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. GfK has multiple global divisions of GfK Research, including customer experience, experience innovation, health, and public affairs.
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$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 5/27/2021 via BusinessWire

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired Symphony Performance Health, Inc.

synopsis: Press Ganey, the national leader in health care consumer and workforce engagement, acquired SPH Analytics (SPH), the national leader in member experience measurement and engagement for the health insurance industry.
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. "
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: Symphony Performance Health, Inc.
SPH Analytics offers the leading healthcare measurement and analytics platform for consumer experience. Leveraging a foundation of 35 years of healthcare consumer experience data and behavioral patterns, SPH deploys an analytical and predictive approach to measure and report the consumer experience.
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closed 7/17/2017 via GlobeNewswire

TelaDoc, Inc., acquired Best Doctors, Inc.

synopsis: Teladoc, Inc., the nation’s first and largest telehealth platform, announced the completion of its acquisition of Best Doctors, the world’s leading expert medical consultation company focused on improving health outcomes for the most complex, critical and costly medical issues.
buyer: TelaDoc, Inc. (TDOC:$716.29)
Teladoc, Inc. is the nation’s first and largest telehealth platform. Recognized by MIT Technology Review as one of the “50 Smartest Companies,” Teladoc is forging a new healthcare experience with an innovative portfolio of virtual care delivery solutions. "
target: Best Doctors, Inc.
Best Doctors is the world’s leading medical consultation company that connects individuals facing difficult diagnostic or medical treatment decisions with the best doctors, ranked by impartial peer review in over 450 subspecialties of medicine, to review their diagnosis and treatment plans.
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closed 4/21/2021 via PR Newswire

Integrity Marketing Group, acquired Deft Research, LLC

synopsis: Integrity Marketing Group, LLC, the nation's largest independent distributor of life and health insurance products, has acquired Deft Research, LLC, the healthcare industry's leading source for consumer and market data.
buyer: Integrity Marketing Group
Integrity Marketing Group is America's leading independent distributor of life and health insurance products focused on serving the Senior Market. Integrity develops and distributes life and health insurance products with insurance carrier partners. "
target: Deft Research, LLC
Deft Research, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the leading resource for timely, reliable health insurance consumer insights and market information.
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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.
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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:$245.70)
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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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 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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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 (CLLL:$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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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*
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$6
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$4
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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 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 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Atlantic Institute for Market Studies merged with Fraser Institute,

synopsis: The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, an independent Canadian, non-partisan research institute, and the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan research and educational organization based in Canada, announced they would be merging to create a think-tank covering Canadian public policy from coast to coast.
buyer: Fraser Institute
The Fraser Institute is an independent, non-partisan research and educational organization based in Canada. They have offices in Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. They research public policy, healthcare policy, environmental policy, aboriginal policy, government spending and more. "
target: Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies is an independent Canadian, non-partisan research institute that provides a distinctive Atlantic Canadian perspective on economic, political, and social issues.
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closed 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Atlantic Institute for Market Studies merged with Fraser Institute,

synopsis: The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, an independent Canadian, non-partisan research institute, and the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan research and educational organization based in Canada, announced they would be merging to create a think-tank covering Canadian public policy from coast to coast.
buyer: Fraser Institute
The Fraser Institute is an independent, non-partisan research and educational organization based in Canada. They have offices in Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. They research public policy, healthcare policy, environmental policy, aboriginal policy, government spending and more. "
target: Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies is an independent Canadian, non-partisan research institute that provides a distinctive Atlantic Canadian perspective on economic, political, and social issues.
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closed 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Atlantic Institute for Market Studies merged with Fraser Institute,

synopsis: The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, an independent Canadian, non-partisan research institute, and the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan research and educational organization based in Canada, announced they would be merging to create a think-tank covering Canadian public policy from coast to coast.
buyer: Fraser Institute
The Fraser Institute is an independent, non-partisan research and educational organization based in Canada. They have offices in Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. They research public policy, healthcare policy, environmental policy, aboriginal policy, government spending and more. "
target: Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies is an independent Canadian, non-partisan research institute that provides a distinctive Atlantic Canadian perspective on economic, political, and social issues.
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closed 8/18/2014 via BusinessWire

Sherpa Analytics merged with Evolve24, LLC,

synopsis: Evolve24, a big data analytics and research company, and Sherpa Analytics, a big data analytics company, announced a merger between the two companies, effective immediately, to create a dynamic and powerful entity in the big data analytics industry.
buyer parent: Maritz, Inc.
buyer: Evolve24, LLC
evolve24 is a big data analytics and research company that offers the Fortune 500 an end-to-end intelligence solution to make more confident business decisions. They collect, process and integrate various consumer data using their leading-edge technology. "
target: Sherpa Analytics
Sherpa Analytics is a big data analytics company that uses a research-driven approach to find answers and reveal rich insights for their clients in government departments, political organizations, and advocacy groups.
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closed 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Change Healthcare Corporation, acquired PokitDok Inc.

synopsis: Change Healthcarehas acquired intellectual property (IP) and other key assets from PokitDok, Inc., a platform-as-a-service company for healthcare. PokitDok’s platform-as-a-service makes it faster and easier for healthcare organizations to bring new applications and services to market.
buyer parent: McKesson Corporation
buyer: Change Healthcare Corporation (CHNG:$1,646.91)
Change Healthcare is inspiring a better healthcare system. Working alongside their customers and partners, they leverage their software and analytics, network solutions, and technology-enabled services to enable better patient care, choice, and outcomes at scale. "
target: PokitDok Inc.
PokitDok’s platform-as-a-service makes it faster and easier for healthcare organizations to bring new applications and services to market. Plug directly into over 700 payers to integrate real-time, member-specific health insurance data at scale.
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closed 5/18/2020 via GlobeNewswire

The American Institutes for Research, acquired IMPAQ International

synopsis: The American Institutes for Research (AIR), one of the world’s leading behavioral and social science research organizations, has acquired IMPAQ, LLC, a global policy research, analytics, and implementation firm with a strong presence in the health and workforce sectors, as well as other areas.
buyer: The American Institutes for Research
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of education, health, and workforce development. "
target: IMPAQ International
IMPAQ is a global policy research and analytics firm delivering evidence that shapes the world. The company provides clear answers to the most important questions in health care, economic development, and human services through cutting-edge research, advanced analytics, and technical support.
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announced 1/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

Dods (Group) PLC, will acquire DeHavilland Information Services plc

synopsis: Dods (Group) PLC has conditionally agreed to acquire the business and certain assets of the DeHavilland Political Intelligence division of Emap. DeHavilland is the definitive provider of political intelligence and parliamentary monitoring in the UK and EU.
buyer: Dods (Group) PLC (GB:DODS.GB:$26.72)
Dods (Group) PLC, formerly Huveaux PLC, was formed with the objective of building a substantial, high-quality B2B media group. It operates in the Political communications market and is a leading provider of political information, and public affairs communications in the UK, and European Union. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: DeHavilland Information Services plc
DeHavilland is the best means of understanding and influencing the way government and Parliament behaves. It provides constantly updated information filtered to meet precise needs, accompanied by tools to aid direct engagement with ministers, parliamentarians, journalists and the public.
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closed 7/11/2005 via BNC Analysis

Emap Communications, acquired DeHavilland Information Services plc

synopsis: Emap Communications has acquired DeHavilland Information Services plc for a debt free/cash free consideration of £18 million, to be paid in cash from existing bank facilities.
buyer parent: EMAP plc
buyer: Emap Communications
Emap Communications is the leading UK trade exhibition organiser and the fourth largest trade exhibition organiser in France. EC has over 300 Conferences in 16 countries. Its leading titles include Retail Week, Broadcast, Construction News, Nursing Times and Health Service Journal. "
target: DeHavilland Information Services plc
DeHavilland is the best means of understanding and influencing the way government and Parliament behaves. We provide constantly updated information filtered to meet precise needs, accompanied by tools to aid direct engagement with ministers, parliamentarians, journalists and the public.
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closed 11/29/2017 via Market Wire

Topspin Partners, acquired Remedy Health Media

synopsis: Topspin Partners announced that it has acquired Remedy Health Media. Remedy is a leading digital health platform specializing in inspirational video-based storytelling and award-winning digital brands. Its largest property, HealthCentral, has become a primary destination for a suite of inspirational multimedia patient stories.
buyer: Topspin Partners
Topspin Partners is a suburban NY-based private equity fund that makes control investments in profitable and established lower middle-market businesses. The firm invests across a number of industries, including health and wellness, niche consumer, food and beverage, business services and security. "
target: Remedy Health Media
Remedy Health Media is a leading digital health platform specializing in inspirational video-based storytelling and award-winning digital brands. The Company’s portfolio of brands includes HealthCentral, TheBody, TheBodyPro, BerkeleyWellness, and Healthcommunities.
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closed 3/21/2007 via Company Press Release

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, acquired Medizine, Inc.

synopsis: Media-focused private equity shop Veronis Suhler Stevenson has bought a controlling stake in MediZine LLC, publisher of health and fitness magazines Healthy Living and Remedy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe. "
target: Medizine, Inc.
Medizine, Inc. publishes consumer health magazines. It offers publications, websites and broadcast news content , various programs that engage, educate, and influence patients in homes, in pharmacies, and in doctors' offices.
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closed 2/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Kantar Group, acquired Colmar Brunton Pty Limited

synopsis: Research and consulting company Kantar has acquired fellow research company Colmar Brunton in its first move since it was spun off from WPP. As part of the acquisition, Colmar Brunton, which specialises in sensory, customer and governmental research, will be fully integrated into Kantar and the brand retired in Australia. 
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: The Kantar Group
Kantar is home to some of the world's leading research, data and insights brands. They offer market research into the way people live, shop, vote, watch and tweet – in over a hundred countries worldwide. "
target: Colmar Brunton Pty Limited
Colmar Brunton is New Zealand's best known insights and market research agency. Colmar Brunton specialises in sensory, customer and governmental research, and operates from offices in Auckland and New Zealand.
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closed 8/23/2013 via BusinessWire

The Kantar Group, acquired Benenson Strategy Group

synopsis: Kantar announced that it has acquired global strategic research and consulting firm, Benenson Strategy Group. The acquisition adds Benenson Strategy Group’s unique strengths to Kantar’s line up of companies and reflects the growing demand among opinion leaders for deep, consumer-based insights, rooted in behavior change.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: The Kantar Group
Kantar is one of the world's largest insight, information and consultancy networks. By connecting the diverse talents of its 13 specialist companies, the group aims to become the pre-eminent provider of compelling and inspirational insights for the global business community. "
target: Benenson Strategy Group
Benenson Strategy Group is a global strategic research and consulting firm that delivers breakthrough communication and messaging strategies. Through advanced research, they help their clients overcome significant communications challenges and gain a competitive edge in the markets they serve.
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closed 3/31/2020 via BusinessWire

Evaluate Ltd., acquired Black Swan Analysis

synopsis: Evaluate, a company that provides trusted commercial intelligence for the pharmaceutical industry, has acquired Black Swan Analysis, a unique analysis practice that provides a turnkey solution to companies that may be resource restricted with limited capacity to provide a robust valuation for their healthcare products.
buyer: Evaluate Ltd.
Evaluate provides trusted commercial intelligence for the pharmaceutical industry. They help their clients to refine and transform their understanding of the past, present and future of the global pharmaceutical market to drive better decisions. "
target: Black Swan Analysis
Based in the UK, Black Swan Analysis is a unique analysis practice that provides a turnkey solution to companies that may be resource restricted with limited capacity to provide a robust valuation for their healthcare products.
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closed 2/5/2020 via PR Newswire

RANE Network, acquired Stratfor

synopsis: RANE (Risk Assistance Network + Exchange) announced it has acquired Stratfor, a leading geopolitical intelligence platform based in Austin, Texas. For more than 20 years, Stratfor has provided geopolitical analysis and forecasting of global trends to businesses, governments, and individuals across an array of industries.
buyer: RANE Network
RANE (Risk Assistance Network + Exchange) is an information and advisory services company that connects business leaders to critical risk insights and expertise, enabling risk professionals to make more informed decisions and more efficiently manage complex risk. "
target: Stratfor
Stratfor is the world’s leading geopolitical intelligence platform, empowering businesses, governments and organizations to more effectively control their destiny in an increasingly chaotic global environment.
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closed 1/22/2008 via BusinessWire

Outsell, Inc., purchased business research division from Eduventures, Inc.

synopsis: Eduventures, higher education’s leading learning collaborative research and consulting company, and Outsell, Inc., a syndicated research and advisory firm for companies in the information industry, jointly announced Outsell’s acquisition of Eduventures’ business research division.
buyer: Outsell, Inc.
Outsell is the leading research and advisory firm providing actionable market analytics for the information industry. Outsell helps publishers, commercial information providers, and content software technology vendors identify, maintain, and grow markets and revenue streams. "
seller parent: Invus Group LLC
seller: Eduventures, Inc.
The worldwide authority on the education industry, Eduventures supports the growth of organizations operating in the pre-K-12, postsecondary, and corporate learning markets. Founded in 1993, Eduventures is privately held and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
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closed 2/1/2006 via Company Press Release

Invus Group LLC, Knowledge Investment Partners LLC, acquired Eduventures, Inc.

synopsis: Invus Group LLC and Knowledge Investment Partners LLC have bought a controlling stake in Eduventures Inc., a supplier of research and analysis for the education market, for an undisclosed amount.
buyer: Invus Group LLC
buyer: Knowledge Investment Partners LLC
Invus, New York, primarily is a private equity firm with committed capital in excess of $3 billion. It is the exclusive investment adviser of Artal Luxembourg SA, a European investment company, and has invested in more than 80 companies over the past 20 years. "
target: Eduventures, Inc.
The worldwide authority on the education industry, Eduventures supports the growth of organizations operating in the pre-K-12, postsecondary, and corporate learning markets. Founded in 1993, Eduventures is privately held and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
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announced 7/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

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

synopsis: Ipsos will acquire GfK Group's 4 global divisions of research: customer experience, experience innovation, health, and public affairs. Customer Experience is advising on customer satisfaction, Experience Innovation is research on user experience, Heath is research on health industry companies, and Public Affairs is research on public opinion.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,188.97)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is an independent market research companies managed by research professionals. Ipsos researchers assess market potential and trends, develop brands, help clients build long-term relationships with customers, test advertising, and study audience responses. "
seller: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
Headquartered in Germany. GfK Group is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. GfK has multiple global divisions of GfK Research, including customer experience, experience innovation, health, and public affairs.
price ($mm)
$123
rev ($mm)
$234
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0.5x
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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 4/12/2018 via BusinessWire

Certara, acquired Analytica Laser

synopsis: Certara, the global leader in model-informed drug development and regulatory science, announced that it has acquired Analytica Laser, a global research consultancy that uses health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) and real-world data to provide the highest level of scientific evidence of the value of medicines and health technologies.
buyer parent: Arsenal Capital Partners
buyer: Certara
Certara is a leading provider of decision support technology and consulting services for optimizing drug development and improving health outcomes. "
target: Analytica Laser
Analytica Laser, a global research consultancy that uses health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) and real-world data to provide the highest level of scientific evidence of the value of medicines and health technologies.
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announced 2/6/2013 via PE Hub

Asset International, Inc., will acquire Investor Economics

synopsis: Asset International, which is backed by Austin Ventures, is buying Investor Economics. The deal is valued at $20 million to $25 million. Investor Economics, of Toronto, provides business intelligence data and research for Canadian banks, asset managers and brokerages.
buyer parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
buyer: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International is a B2B information and technology company in the finance vertical which is transforming smaller traditional companies it has acquired into a high growth global business with a diverse set of new revenue streams: electronic data, tools, online media, research, and events. "
target: Investor Economics
Investor Economics is a research firm that specializes in the fact-based measurement and analysis of Canada’s retail financial services and wealth management industry.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 12/24/2008 via PR Newswire

Glass Lewis & Co., acquired Washington Analysis Corporation

synopsis: Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC, a leading independent proxy advisory and investment research firm, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Washington Analysis Corporation, a top-rated political and economic advisory firm based in Washington, D.C.
buyer parent: Ontario Teachers Pension Plan
buyer: Glass Lewis & Co.
Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC is a leading research and professional services firm that assists institutions globally that have investment, financial or reputational exposure to public companies. The firm provides research and analysis on more than 13,000 public companies based in 65 countries. "
target parent: Xinhua Finance Limited
target: Washington Analysis Corporation
Founded in 1973, Washington Analysis Corporation (WAC) is the top-rated independent institutional research boutique focused on analyzing and anticipating changes in public policy in US that will impact the financial markets.
price ($mm)
$14
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