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closed 2/10/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Ipsos S.A, acquired Askia

synopsis: Ipsos has acquired majority stake in Askia, a leading survey technology provider to the market research industry. Its high performing tools for collecting, analyzing, reporting and visualizing both online and offline data enjoy high recognition among more than 150 clients, including research companies and businesses.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,188.97)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is the third largest market research company in the world, present in 90 markets and employing more than 18,000 people. Their 75 business solutions are based on primary data coming from our surveys, social media monitoring, and qualitative or observational techniques. "
target: Askia
Askia is a leading survey technology provider to the market research industry. Its high performing tools for collecting, analyzing, reporting and visualizing both online and offline data enjoy high recognition among more than 150 clients, including research companies and businesses.
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announced 9/15/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Ipsos S.A, will acquire Infotools

synopsis: Ipsos, the third largest market research company in the world, announced that it has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of Infotools, a top-rated software and digital services provider specializing in harmonizing, analyzing, visualizing and sharing market research data.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,188.97)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is the third largest market research company in the world, present in 90 markets and employing more than 16,000 people. Their 75 business solutions are based on primary data coming from surveys, social media monitoring, and qualitative or observational techniques. "
target: Infotools
Infotools is a top-rated software and digital services provider specializing in harmonizing, analyzing, visualizing and sharing market research data.
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closed 9/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

WALR Group Ltd, acquired QuenchTec

synopsis: ‘ResTech’ company WALR has acquired technology business QuenchTec. QuenchTec has the next generation of market research tools for faster and better decision making. They've developed a range of innovative and adaptive products and services that allow users to grow more and more competitive.
buyer: WALR Group Ltd
Driven by the very best technology and talent in the industry, WALR provides tailored data collection solutions that allow research users the confidence and trust to focus on what makes them successful. "
target: QuenchTec
QuenchTec has the next generation of market research tools for faster and better decision making. They've developed a range of innovative and adaptive products and services that allow users to grow more and more competitive.
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announced 7/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

Devtorium will be merged with Morebis,

synopsis: Devtorium, a SaaS AI company that specializes in market research via machine and deep learning, and Morebis, known for building custom software from venture-backed start-ups to large enterprises, are merging.
buyer: Morebis
Morebis is a full-service provider of software development, UI/UX design, and digital marketing, technology consulting, data services, advanced analytics, and automated & manual QA. Morebis specializes in agile development. "
target: Devtorium
Devtorium is a SaaS AI company that specializes in market research via machine and deep learning utilizing GPT technology, SWOT and PESTEL analysis via RPA, NLP, neural networking and unsupervised learning.
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closed 5/27/2021 via PR Newswire

HatchBeauty Brands, acquired Trendalytics

synopsis: HatchBeauty Brands has acquired Trendalytics, a consumer analytics platform. Trendalytics aggregates millions of signals across search and social platforms and algorithmically identifies the magnitude of consumer trends across the fashion and beauty industries to help its brand and retailer partners make more calculated buying decisions.
buyer: HatchBeauty Brands
HatchBeauty Brands is a beauty and wellness incubator located in Los Angeles. The company is rapidly changing the landscape of brand innovation with a focus on trend democratization. Its current portfolio includes: NatureWell, Found Active, Found, Orlando Pita Play, Baby Phat Beauty, and Lique. "
target: Trendalytics
Trendalytics is a state-of-the-art analytics platform empowering brands and retailers to drive profitable decisions by aggregating and demystifying predictive data. They leverage billions of signals from Google search, social media, and ecomm market data to predict what to buy and when to buy.
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closed 12/24/2020 via Company Press Release

Bloomberg L.P., acquired Second Measure

synopsis: Bloomberg L.P. has acquired Second Measure, a consumer data analytics company that analyzes billions of anonymized purchases to help investors and businesses gain insight into company performance and consumer behavior. Bloomberg acquires Second Measure’s proprietary analytics for daily tracking and real-time exploration of thousands of companies.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is a global business and financial information and news leader that gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people, and ideas. "
target: Second Measure
Second Measure is a provider of data analytics that deliver insights into company performance and consumer behavior. Using data from anonymized transactions, the company has created self-service analytics products for daily tracking and real-time exploration of 5,200+ public and private companies.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Consensus Point, acquired Cipher Systems, LLC

synopsis: Consensus Point, a leading global provider of prediction market intelligence and analytics, acquired Cipher Systems, a competitive intelligence consulting firm that supports decision makers around the world. Cipher specializes in hard-to-answer strategic research questions, and can deliver the information you need to make better business decisions.
buyer: Consensus Point
Consensus Point is a leading global provider of prediction market research, analytics, and software to market research firms and Fortune 1000 brands. "
target: Cipher Systems, LLC
Cipher Systems is a competitive intelligence consulting firm that supports decision makers around the world. Cipher specializes in hard-to-answer strategic research questions, and can deliver the information you need to make better business decisions.
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closed 8/15/2018 via PR Newswire

Research Now SSI, acquired DMA Institute

synopsis: Research Now SSI, the global leader in digital market research data and data services, has acquired DMA Institute, an independent SaaS Enterprise Solution that is designed to bring full transparency to the digital media measurement and effect validation.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Research Now SSI
Research Now SSI is the world's leading global provider of first-party consumer and professional data based on extensive, proprietary market research panels. The company has built innovative data services and solutions that bring the voice of the individual to the entire marketing spectrum. "
target: DMA Institute
DMA Institute provides an independent SaaS Enterprise Solution that is designed to bring full transparency to the digital media measurement and effect validation. The company's philosophy is to bring full, validated and integrated transparency to sellers and buyers of digital media.
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closed 1/11/2017 via Company Press Release

Bisnode AB, acquired Swan Insights SA

synopsis: Bisnode, the leading European Data & Analytics company, has acquired the Brussels-based company Swan Insights SA/NV. Swan Insights is an award-winning, recognized Young Innovative Company providing new-generation Business Information solutions in Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and the United Kingdom.
buyer parent: Ratos AB
buyer: Bisnode AB
The Bisnode group is Europe's leading provider of business information. They have 2,500 people in 17 markets. Bisnode provides data and insights that facilitate decision-making in both strategic issues and daily operations for companies and organizations throughout Europe. "
target: Swan Insights SA
Swan Insights is a Big Data company providing new-generation Business Information solutions. They scan the whole business world and bring clients what they really need to do better business: know their market, build their sales pipelines, close deals faster, and improve customer loyalty.
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closed 5/31/2018 via PE Hub

Milestone Partners, acquired mTAB, LLC

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

TrueSample will be merged with Imperium LLC,

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

Poplar Partners, acquired mTAB, LLC

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

Five Peaks Capital Management, will acquire TrueSample

synopsis: SurveyMonkey, the world's most popular online survey company, announced it has entered into an agreement to sell TrueSample, the leader in online data quality solutions to a group of investors led by Five Peaks Capital Management. TrueSample will be independently operated and will continue to develop and offer data quality solutions.
buyer: Five Peaks Capital Management
Five Peaks Capital Management makes equity investments in companies in the Information & Business Services and related growth industries. They provide equity capital for acquisitions and recapitalizations for entrepreneurial middle market companies in partnership with strong management teams. "
target parent: SurveyMonkey
target: TrueSample
TrueSample is trusted by the industry's largest research buyers, research firms and sample suppliers. TrueSample has certified 98% of all U.S. online panelists and over 75 million survey responses. All TrueSample product enhancements are guided by the input of the TrueSample Quality Council.
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closed 8/2/2011 via PR Newswire

Globalpark AG merged with QuestBack AS,

synopsis: QuestBack AS, the European industry leader in Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM), announced that it has acquired and will merge with Globalpark AG, one of the leading vendors within Social CRM (SCRM). Globalpark AG is the largest European provider of panel, community and corporate feedback management solutions.
buyer: QuestBack AS
QuestBack AS is Europe's leading provider of Enterprise Feedback Management and online surveys - web-based services for relationship development through the collection, analysis and follow-up of business critical information. It has more than 4,000 customers across all industries and sectors. "
target: Globalpark AG
Globalpark provides Social CRM, Panel Community and Survey software that enables organisations to manage what matters across the enterprise. By capturing feedback and tracking behaviour of customers, employees and partners, they gain insights that drive better business decisions.
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closed 1/23/2013 via PE Hub

Vision Critical, acquired DiscoverText

synopsis: Vision Critical has acquired DiscoverText, a robust cloud based text analytics solution. By combining DiscoverText capabilities with insight communities, Vision Critical will automate the organization and classification of hundreds of thousands of text records more efficiently and accurately than ever before.
buyer: Vision Critical
Vision Critical is the world’s leading provider of insight communities. They build software and provide comprehensive services that empower organizations to engage groups of customers and stakeholders on a continuous basis for the express purpose of extracting and managing insight. "
target parent: Texifter, LLC
target: DiscoverText
DiscoverText is a cloud-based text analytics solution that provides valuable insights about employees, customers, products, news, and citizens. DiscoverText provides the tools to make better decisions quickly and accurately when handling social media, open-ended surveys, e-mail, and much more.
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closed 8/4/2021 via PR Newswire

Dynata, acquired inBrain.ai

synopsis: Dynata has acquired inBrain.ai, a people-based insights and survey platform. The acquisition furthers Dynata's mission of investing in user experience to collect the highest quality data from real, unique and engaged consumers, helping to uncover the actionable insights that enable effective decision-making.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the world's largest first-party data and insights platform. With a reach of over 62 million consumers and business professionals globally, and an extensive library of individual profile attributes collected through surveys, Dynata is the cornerstone for precise, trustworthy quality data. "
target: inBrain.ai
inBrain.ai is a people-based insights and survey monetization platform that connects and rewards real people to surveys designed for them. inBain.ai facilitates research for market research firms and brands by connecting them to consumers on monetizable mobile applications.
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closed 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Planview, acquired Spigit

synopsis: Planview® is adding to its portfolio of leading work and resource management (WRM) solutions with the acquisition of Spigit®, the world's innovation management software leader. Spigit provides organizations the ability to tap into the collective intelligence of employees, partners, and customers to accelerate innovation.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Planview
Planview is the global leader in work and resource management. They provide comprehensive solutions designed for strategic planning, portfolio and resource management, product innovation, capability and technology management, lean and agile delivery, and collaborative work and project management. "
target: Spigit
Spigit is the leader in crowdsourced innovation management software. They drive employee engagement, create a culture of innovation and provide analytics-driven insights. Spigit powers major industries including financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, consumer products, and energy.
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closed 5/5/2017 via BusinessWire

Tan Capital Partners, acquired Osurv

synopsis: Osurv, the inventor of the mobile survey, announced that its technology has been acquired by Tan Capital Partners. Osurv, established in 2012, is the leading feedback platform that predicts customer and employee behavior. Osurv’s mobile surveys empower well-known brands to collect data, analyze the results, and respond to customers in real-time.
buyer: Tan Capital Partners
Tan Capital Partners, established in 1972, is a private equity firm based in Singapore. The company has over US$2 billion under management. Its core strategy is to invest in large hospitality brands and restructure them to increase profits. "
target: Osurv
Osurv is a mobile survey platform distinguished by its cutting-edge user interface and real-time predictive analytics. Its "dramatically different" approach to survey design ultimately delivers industry-leading engagement rates, nearly triple the nearest competitor.
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closed 7/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

Palantir Technologies, acquired PopTip

synopsis: Palantir Technologies has announced their acquisition of Poptip, an enterprise software as a service for crowd participation data. Poptip's sophisticated software analyzes what people say on social media, so enterprise clients can engage in a two-way dialogue with followers and fans, as well as make real-time data-driven decisions.
buyer: Palantir Technologies
Palantir Technologies offers a suite of software applications for integrating, visualizing and analyzing the world's information. It supports many kinds of data including structured, unstructured, relational, temporal and geospatial. "
target: PopTip
Poptip is an enterprise software as a service for crowd participation data. Poptip's sophisticated software analyzes what people say on social media, so enterprise clients can engage in a two-way dialogue with followers and fans, as well as make real-time data-driven decisions.
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closed 8/29/2018 via PR Web

Maximeyes Group, acquired Bamba Group

synopsis: Maximeyes Group, a business incubator and investor in the UK, has acquired the Bamba data collection technology. Bamba, a boutique data collection agency, uses a proprietary technology that specializes in rapidly gathering cost-effective and high-quality consumer insights from emerging markets that can be otherwise challenging to reach.
buyer: Maximeyes Group
Maximeyes Group is a business incubator and investor in the UK. Maximeyes Group were founded in 2004 to create an environment where ambitious enterprises, high growth start up and talented individuals can achieve their business and career goals. "
target: Bamba Group
Bamba, a boutique data collection agency, uses a proprietary technology that specializes in rapidly gathering cost-effective and high-quality consumer insights from emerging markets that can be otherwise challenging to reach.
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closed 2/10/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Ipsos S.A, acquired Askia

synopsis: Ipsos has acquired majority stake in Askia, a leading survey technology provider to the market research industry. Its high performing tools for collecting, analyzing, reporting and visualizing both online and offline data enjoy high recognition among more than 150 clients, including research companies and businesses.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,188.97)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is the third largest market research company in the world, present in 90 markets and employing more than 18,000 people. Their 75 business solutions are based on primary data coming from our surveys, social media monitoring, and qualitative or observational techniques. "
target: Askia
Askia is a leading survey technology provider to the market research industry. Its high performing tools for collecting, analyzing, reporting and visualizing both online and offline data enjoy high recognition among more than 150 clients, including research companies and businesses.
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announced 9/15/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Ipsos S.A, will acquire Infotools

synopsis: Ipsos, the third largest market research company in the world, announced that it has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of Infotools, a top-rated software and digital services provider specializing in harmonizing, analyzing, visualizing and sharing market research data.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,188.97)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is the third largest market research company in the world, present in 90 markets and employing more than 16,000 people. Their 75 business solutions are based on primary data coming from surveys, social media monitoring, and qualitative or observational techniques. "
target: Infotools
Infotools is a top-rated software and digital services provider specializing in harmonizing, analyzing, visualizing and sharing market research data.
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closed 4/12/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Ipsos S.A, acquired Intrasonics Ltd

synopsis: French market research company Ipsos has acquired Intrasonics, a leading provider of audio recognition technology based in the UK. The acquisition is part of Ipsos’ continued strategy to increase its expertise in the field of digital audience measurement and offer new capabilities in the area of Audio, Digital and TV content recognition.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,188.97)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is the third largest market research company in the world, present in 90 markets and employing more than 16,000 people. Their 75 business solutions are based on primary data coming from surveys, social media monitoring, and qualitative or observational techniques. "
target: Intrasonics Ltd
Intrasonics is a leading provider of audio recognition technology based in the UK. The company is a leader in the field of digital encoding and fingerprinting technology used in audience measurement, enabling mobile phones to synchronise to radio or TV broadcasts through an application.
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closed 1/26/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Ipsos S.A, acquired MGE Data

synopsis: Ipsos, the third largest market research company in the world, acquired majority stake in the Czech Republic-based company MGE Data, a leading player in Out-of-home (OOH) measurement with unparalleled capabilities in consulting, data analytics, application development and technical solutions in the mobility, geo-marketing and media research fields.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,188.97)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is the third largest market research company in the world, present in 90 markets and employing more than 18,000 people. Their 75 business solutions are based on primary data coming from surveys, social media monitoring, and qualitative or observational techniques. "
target: MGE Data
Czech Republic-based company MGE Data, a leading player in Out-of-home (OOH) measurement with unparalleled capabilities in consulting, data analytics, application development and technical solutions in the mobility, geo-marketing and media research fields.
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closed 1/19/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Ipsos S.A, acquired Dotmetrics

synopsis: Ipsos is pleased to announce the acquisition of Fistnet d.o.o, the Croatian-based company who engineered the digital audience measurement platform Dotmetrics. Founded in 2012, Fistnet comprises Big Data audience measurement experts and software engineers.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,188.97)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is the third largest market research company in the world, present in 90 markets and employing more than 18,000 people. Their 75 business solutions are based on primary data coming from surveys, social media monitoring, and qualitative or observational techniques. "
target: Dotmetrics
Fistnet d.o.o is the Croatian-based company that engineered the digital audience measurement platform Dotmetrics. Founded in 2012, Fistnet comprises Big Data audience measurement experts and software engineers.
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closed 2/10/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Ipsos S.A, acquired Askia

synopsis: Ipsos has acquired majority stake in Askia, a leading survey technology provider to the market research industry. Its high performing tools for collecting, analyzing, reporting and visualizing both online and offline data enjoy high recognition among more than 150 clients, including research companies and businesses.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,188.97)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is the third largest market research company in the world, present in 90 markets and employing more than 18,000 people. Their 75 business solutions are based on primary data coming from our surveys, social media monitoring, and qualitative or observational techniques. "
target: Askia
Askia is a leading survey technology provider to the market research industry. Its high performing tools for collecting, analyzing, reporting and visualizing both online and offline data enjoy high recognition among more than 150 clients, including research companies and businesses.
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closed 2/4/2020 via Company Press Release

Ipsos S.A, purchased Mystery Shopping Business from MaritzCX

synopsis: Ipsos is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Mystery Shopping business of the Maritz group, one of the largest mystery shopping service providers in North America. Staffed by over 150 employees, Maritz’s Mystery Shopping business has been operating for over 35 years, mostly in North America.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,188.97)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is the third largest market research company in the world, present in 90 markets and employing more than 18,000 people. Their 75 business solutions are based on primary data coming from our surveys, social media monitoring, and qualitative or observational techniques. "
seller: MaritzCX
The acquisition includes the Mystery Shopping business of the Maritz group, one of the largest mystery shopping service providers in North America. Staffed by over 150 employees, Maritz’s Mystery Shopping business has been operating for over 35 years, mostly in North America.
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closed 12/9/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Ipsos S.A, acquired Data Liberation Limited

synopsis: Recognising the importance of having fast, accessible and dynamic research findings, Ipsos has made the decision to acquire a majority stake in Data Liberation, a UK-based company highly specialised in automated reporting. Data Liberation focuses on the delivery of market research results, building fully-featured reporting portals and dashboards.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,188.97)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is the third largest market research company in the world, present in 90 markets and employing more than 18,000 people. Their 75 business solutions are based on primary data coming from our surveys, social media monitoring, and qualitative or observational techniques. "
target: Data Liberation Limited
Data Liberation focuses on the delivery of market research results, building fully-featured reporting portals and dashboards. The tool enables users to uniquely visualize data using PowerPoint to its maximum capacity.
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closed 10/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Ipsos S.A, acquired Synthesio

synopsis: Synthesio, the company behind the leading global Social Media Intelligence Suite, has been acquired by Ipsos, an independent market research company. Synthesio provides brands and agencies around the world with the social listening tools and audience insights they need to measure the impact of social and mainstream media conversations.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,188.97)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is an independent market research company 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. "
target: Synthesio
Synthesio provides brands and agencies around the world with the social listening tools and audience insights they need to measure the impact of social and mainstream media conversations.
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closed 10/17/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Ipsos S.A, purchased Mystery Shopping Assets from Market Pulse

synopsis: Ipsos has acquired the mystery shopping staff, shoppers, and clients of Market Pulse International. Since 1989, Market Pulse has helped brands understand their business from their customers point of view, and supported clients to improve customer satisfaction, loyalty and growth. They are based in New Zealand.
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: Market Pulse
The acquisition includes the the mystery shopping staff, shoppers, and clients of Market Pulse. Market Pulse helps brands understand their business from their customers point of view, and supports clients to improve customer satisfaction, loyalty and growth. They are based in New Zealand.
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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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closed 11/10/2016 via Company Press Release

Kynetec Limited, purchased Agriculture and Animal Health Sectors from Ipsos North America

synopsis: Kynetec announced it has completed the acquisition of the agriculture and animal health business of Ipsos North America, which has established itself with extensive expertise in custom research. Ipsos agriculture and animal health in North America comprises two locations: St. Louis in the United States and Guelph in Canada.
buyer: Kynetec Limited
As the leading research specialist in animal health and agriculture, Kynetec helps companies around the world understand the dynamics of their marketplace, turning research into business opportunities and enabling clients to create winning strategies. "
seller parent: Ipsos S.A
seller: Ipsos North America
Ipsos is one of the world’s leading market research firms. Ipsos offers deep specialist expertise in agriculture and animal health, market leading methodologies and the ability to execute comprehensive and reliable global research programs through offices worldwide.
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closed 7/15/2015 via Company Press Release

Ipsos S.A, acquired RDA Group Inc.

synopsis: Ipsos announces the acquisition of RDA Group, a global provider of quality-tracking and customer-satisfaction studies serving the world’s largest auto manufacturers. RDA Group is an innovative, consultative process driven company, recognized for its ability to integrate data from multiple databases.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,188.97)
Ipsos ranks third in the global research industry. They have built a solid Group around a multi-specialist positioning – Media and advertising research; Marketing research; Client and employee relationship management; Opinion & social research; Mobile, Online, Offline data collection and delivery. "
target: RDA Group Inc.
RDA Group (Research Data Analysis, Inc.) is now a global, fullservice market research and consulting firm. With revenue of $25 million, it employs 180 professionals and conducts ongoing projects in more than 60 countries.
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closed 4/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Motion Picture Group, acquired Motion Picture Group

synopsis: Ipsos has sold its theatrical research division the Motion Picture Group (MPG) to a private investment company led by former Motion Picture Group President Vincent Bruzzese. Motion Picture Group offers a wide spectrum of research services covering all aspects of a film’s lifecycle, from pre-production through theatrical release and beyond.
buyer: Motion Picture Group
Motion Picture Group offers products and experience that cover all aspects of a film’s lifecycle, using quantitative and qualitative research, and provide expertise in the areas of production, marketing and distribution for major studios as well as independent production companies and individuals. "
target parent: Ipsos S.A
target: Motion Picture Group
Motion Picture Group offers products and experience that cover all aspects of a film’s lifecycle, using quantitative and qualitative research, and provide expertise in the areas of production, marketing and distribution for major studios as well as independent production companies and individuals.
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closed 12/7/2011 via BNC Analysis

Ipsos S.A, acquired Consumer Behavior & Insight

synopsis: Ipsos has extended its presence in South East Asia with the acquisition of analysis specialist Consumer Behavior & Insight (CBI) in Vietnam. Founded in 1998, CBI offers a full range of qualitative and quantitative services from operations in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, where it employs around 70 full-time staff.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,188.97)
Ipsos is a leading, independent, publicly-listed market research company. Headquartered in Paris, it has offices in 64 countries and conducts research in more than 100 countries. "
target: Consumer Behavior & Insight
Founded in 1998, Consumer Behavior & Insight offers a full range of qualitative and quantitative services for a wide range of industries, including: FMCG; Healthcare; Nutrition; Finance; Rural & Agriculture; Lifestyle; and Automobile.
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closed 10/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

Ipsos S.A, acquired Synovate Limited

synopsis: Ipsos announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of the Synovate business. Synovate is a global market research firm that generates insights to help clients drive competitive brand, product and customer experience strategies.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,188.97)
Ipsos is a leading, independent, publicly-listed market research company. Headquartered in Paris, it has offices in 64 countries and conducts research in more than 100 countries. "
target parent: Aegis Group PLC
target: Synovate Limited
Synovate is a global market research firm that generates insights to help clients drive competitive brand, product and customer experience strategies.
price ($mm)
$847
rev ($mm)
$836
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EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/28/2010 via Company Press Release

Ipsos S.A, acquired OTX

synopsis: Ipsos has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of OTX Corporation (OTX - Online Testing Exchange), a fast growing online consumer research firm. Founded in 2000 as a division of iFilm, OTX was acquired from iFilm by the Pilot Group, ZelnickMedia and Shelley Zalis, OTX’s founder and Chief Executive Officer, in 2004.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,188.97)
Ipsos is the second largest survey based research company in the world. Headquartered in Paris, it has offices in 64 countries and conducts research in more than 100 countries. Founded in 1975, it is still managed and controlled by research professionals. "
target: OTX
OTX is a global research and consulting firm (18th largest US) that specializes in providing a suite of multimedia research products to the marketing, entertainment and advertising communities.
price ($mm)[EV]
$60 [$73]
rev ($mm)
$60
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/19/2008 via BtoBonline.com

Ipsos S.A, acquired Monroe Mendelsohn Research, Inc.

synopsis: Research firm Ipsos announced Wednesday that it has acquired Monroe Mendelsohn Research, a New York-based media, marketing and opinion research company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,188.97)
What do consumers think? IPSOS knows. One of the leading market research companies in Europe, IPSOS helps its clients test and evaluate brands, products, promotions, advertising, marketing, customer satisfaction, and public opinion. "
target: Monroe Mendelsohn Research, Inc.
Monroe Mendelsohn Research is an internationally recognized, full-service marketing and media research company headquartered in New York City. The company syndicates two of America’s well-known, respected and innovative media surveys (The Mendelsohn Affluent Survey and The Mendelsohn PReSS Survey).
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$17
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0.0x
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closed 3/22/2005 via BusinessWire

Ipsos S.A, acquired Guangdong General Marketing Research Company Ltd.

synopsis: Ipsos Co-Chairmen Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot today announced the acquisition of the Chinese market research company, Guangdong General Marketing Research Company Ltd. (GDMR).
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,188.97)
What do consumers think? IPSOS knows. One of the leading market research companies in Europe, IPSOS helps its clients test and evaluate brands, products, promotions, advertising, marketing, customer satisfaction, and public opinion. "
target: Guangdong General Marketing Research Company Ltd.
GDMR specializes in marketing research and offers strong data collection and data processing capabilities. With 125 full-time employees principally based in Guangzhou (and also in Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu), GDMR stands among the top ten survey-based market research companies in China.
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closed 10/1/2003 via BusinessWire

Ipsos S.A, acquired Marketing Metrics

synopsis: Ipsos today announced the acquisition of Marketing Metrics (MMI), a leading US-based research company specializing in customer relationship and customer satisfaction management.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,188.97)
What do consumers think? IPSOS knows. One of the leading market research companies in Europe, IPSOS helps its clients test and evaluate brands, products, promotions, advertising, marketing, customer satisfaction, and public opinion. "
target: Marketing Metrics
Marketing Metrics is a world-renowned marketing consulting firm that specializes in six activities: • Customer Satisfaction Measurement and Improvement Programs • Aftermarketing CRM programs – creation, execution and assessment • Delight AnalysisSM – for added insight and prioritized actions • Cust
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 9/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Business Post, acquired Red C Research Ltd

synopsis: The Business Post Group has announced the acquisition of Red C Research. The Business Post said Red C will act as a lead company in the group’s ‘Data & Insights pillar’. RED C is Ireland’s premier provider of research-based consultancy services that provides high quality research based consultancy services.
buyer parent: Kilcullen Kapital Partners
buyer: Business Post
Business Post is Ireland’s leading business, economic and political newspaper. The Business Post Digital platform provides independent insight, commentary and analysis of the important stories and issues across a broad spectrum of topics: business, finance, politics, technology, and more. "
target: Red C Research Ltd
RED C is Ireland’s premier provider of research-based consultancy services. Founded in 2003, they provide high quality research based consultancy services to both blue chip and up and coming businesses across Ireland, the UK and Worldwide.
price ($mm)
$8.27
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announced 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Cint AB, will acquire GapFish GmbH

synopsis: Cint Group AB, the global software leader in digital insights gathering, entered into a definitive agreement and completed the acquisition of 91 per cent of the shares in GapFish GmbH. GapFish is a Berlin-based market research company that operates the world’s largest ISO-certified online panel community for the DACH region.
buyer parent: Nordic Capital
buyer: Cint AB
Headquartered in Sweden, Cint is a global software leader in digital insights gathering. The Cint platform automates the insights gathering process so that companies can gain access to insights faster with unparalleled scale. "
target parent: Innofact AG
target: GapFish GmbH
GapFish is a Berlin-based market research company that operates the world’s largest ISO-certified online panel community for the DACH region. GapFish is the market-leader with over 500,000 highly profiled, double-opt in, premium quality research respondents across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
price ($mm)
$31*
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
21.8x
closed 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Kantar Group, acquired MeMo2

synopsis: UK-based insights and consulting firm Kantar has acquired cross-media effectiveness tracking company MeMo2. Headquartered in Amsterdam, MeMo2 creates automated cross-media effectiveness measurement tools that can monitor real-time consumer behaviour, including retail traffic, out-of-home exposures, and large sports events.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: The Kantar Group
UK-based Kantar is the world’s leading data-driven analytics and brand consulting group. Kantar works alongside clients to create strategies that improve brand awareness, attract more consumers, increase brand penetration, create financial success, and grow peoples’ confidence in public services. "
target: MeMo2
Based in the Netherlands, MeMo2 is a leader in advanced cross media research and analytics. The company's analytics, communication research, and innovative data science capabilities are designed to bring immediate transparency and control to improve ROI and Return On Advertising Spend levels.
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announced 4/20/2021 via Company Press Release

The Kantar Group, will acquire Numerator

synopsis: UK-based Kantar will acquire Numerator, a tech-driven consumer and market intelligence company. Numerator blends proprietary data, including a digital panel of over 1 million U.S. consumers, with advanced technology to create unique insights that help companies understand their customers in real-time and identify growth opportunities.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: The Kantar Group
UK-based Kantar is the world’s leading data-driven analytics and brand consulting group. Kantar works alongside clients to create strategies that improve brand awareness, attract more consumers, increase brand penetration, create financial success, and grow peoples’ confidence in public services. "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: Numerator
Numerator is a data and tech company bringing speed and scale to the market research space. The company blends proprietary data with advanced technology to create unique insights for the market research industry that has been slow to change.
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closed 4/14/2021 via PR Newswire

Material+, acquired Aruliden LLC

synopsis: Material, an integrated marketing services company, has acquired Aruliden, an award-winning global design agency that specializes in building purposeful brands from product to launch. Material's unique combination of insights-led consulting and technology-driven marketing services will expand Aruliden's front-end and back-end offerings.
buyer parent: Tailwind Capital Partners
buyer: Material+
Material is a leading integrated marketing services company that leverages deep human understanding to help brands deliver material outcomes and experiences for their customers and the communities they serve. The company helps B2B and B2C brands put insights into action and create work with impact. "
target: Aruliden LLC
Aruliden is an award-winning global design agency that specializes in building purposeful brands from product to launch. Aruliden services include design research, market & consumer insights, brand strategy, brand identity, art direction, communications, product design & development, and more.
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closed 2/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Astound Commerce, acquired Market Force Information, Inc.

synopsis: Independent digital commerce specialist Astound Commerce has acquired MarketForce, a business unit within Digital River and leading innovator in digital performance marketing services.
buyer: Astound Commerce
Astound Commerce is an award-winning global digital commerce provider. They combine strategy, technology and interactive marketing services for many of the world's favorite brands and retailers. They can power every aspect of online business, and integrate across all marketing channels. "
target parent: Digital River, Inc.
target: Market Force Information, Inc.
Market Force Information, Inc. is the leading global customer intelligence solutions company for multi-location businesses including major retailers, restaurants, grocery and convenience stores, financial institutions, entertainment studios and consumer packaged goods companies.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

The IQ Business Group (Pty) Ltd, acquired Nudge.co.za

synopsis: South African independent management and technology consulting firm, IQbusiness, announced that it has acquired innovative insights agency, nudge, as part of a targeted merger and acquisition (M&A) strategy to ramp up organic growth and diversify its offering.
buyer: The IQ Business Group (Pty) Ltd
IQbusiness is the leading independent management consulting firm in South Africa, helping clients overcome their business challenges and achieve sustainable growth. Since 1998, they have been enabling cleints to take their products to market faster, improve customer satisfaction, and more. "
target: Nudge.co.za
Nudge is South Africa's fastest growing online market research company. They are experts at digital market research and specifically Branded Insight Communities and Branded Short-term Panels.
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announced 11/16/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Genius Brands International, Inc, will acquire ChizComm Ltd

synopsis: Genius Brands International, Inc., a global brand management company that creates and licenses multimedia entertainment content for children, is to acquire ChizComm Ltd., a leading North American marketing and media agency, as well as ChizComm Beacon Media, its best-in-class media research, planning and buying division.
buyer: Genius Brands International, Inc (GNUS:$1.92)
Genius Brands International, Inc. is a leading global kids media company developing, producing, marketing and licensing branded children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media and retail distribution. "
target: ChizComm Ltd
ChizComm is Canada's full-service marketing and communications agency, specializing in the strategy and execution of public relations, digital marketing, social media, and creative services. They cultivate long-lasting, impactful connections between consumers and brands across a range of industries.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Thesis Agency, acquired Bonfire Marketing

synopsis: Thesis, a full-service digital agency, has acquired Bonfire Marketing, a digital content marketing agency. Bonfire Marketing specializes in account-based marketing for SaaS, hardware technology, and health and wellness. Their core specialties include marketing research, SEO, content development, social media, and more.
buyer: Thesis Agency
Thesis is a full-service digital agency that helps clients to connect with their audiences in many ways. Thesis creates neatly tailored messages that people care to engage with. They offer services for email, digital and brand design, social media, SEO, web design and more. "
target: Bonfire Marketing
Bonfire Marketing is a digital content marketing agency. Bonfire Marketing specializes in account-based marketing for SaaS, hardware technology, and health and wellness. Their core specialties include marketing research, SEO, content development, social media, and more.
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closed 10/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

Corporate Document Services Ltd, acquired Simpleusability Ltd

synopsis: SimpleUsability, a Yorkshire-headquartered behavioral research company that helps brands to understand the needs of their customers, has been acquired by CDS (Corporate Document Services ). The joining of the two firms will broaden CDS’s client proposition by strengthening its in-house behavioral insight offering.
buyer: Corporate Document Services Ltd
Corporate Document Services (CDS) is a UK-based communications agency. that applies intelligent thinking to transform communications and experiences across creative, digital, print and technology. "
target: Simpleusability Ltd
SimpleUsability is a Yorkshire-headquartered behavioral research company that helps brands to understand the needs of their customers. SimpleUsability works with major brands, helping them understand the people who use their products and services through market research and usability.
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closed 4/22/2020 via PR Web

Schlesinger Group, acquired 20|20 Research, Inc.

synopsis: Schlesinger Group, a leading international data collection and research services company, has acquired 20|20 Research, a qualitative technology-led research services provider in the US. The addition of 20|20 Research adds high-quality proprietary online qualitative tools to Schlesinger Group’s portfolio of capabilities.
buyer parent: Gauge Capital
buyer: Schlesinger Group
Schlesinger Group is a leading data collection company offering a broad range of qualitative and quantitative solutions worldwide. The Group delivers high-quality recruitment and research services for any methodology, including online surveys, online communities, webcam focus groups, and more. "
target: 20|20 Research, Inc.
20|20 is a leading expert and innovator in qualitative research that makes it easier for companies to prioritize the insights that drive growth. With its suite of in-house services, nationwide panel, and proprietary technology platforms, 20|20 connects thousands of brands to consumers worldwide.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/3/2020 via BusinessWire

MaritzCX merged with InMoment, Inc,

synopsis: InMoment and MaritzCX, recognized market leaders and proven innovators in the global customer experience (CX) sector, have merged. The combined company will serve 90 percent of the world’s automotive companies, eight out of 10 of the leading banks, nearly 20 percent of the top 50 retailers, and 40 percent of the top hospitality companies.
buyer parent: Madison Dearborn Partners
buyer: InMoment, Inc
InMoment helps organizations deliver more valuable and inspiring experiences to their customers and employees at every moment in their journey. The company's Experience Intelligence (XI) platform continually analyzes and evaluates enterprise experience data and customer feedback. "
target parent: Maritz, Inc.
target: MaritzCX
MaritzCX is the leader in experience management for big business, and includes customer experience (CX), employee experience (EX), and patient experience. The company combines experience management software, data and research science, and deep vertical market expertise to accelerate client success.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Savanta, acquired Future Thinking

synopsis: Savanta has acquired the UK division of Future Thinking, a global data driven intelligence company that combines research with data science to produce actionable insight for clients, including Unilever, British Gas and LEGO.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Savanta
Based in London, Savanta's offerings include: data collection and analysis – with access to 100m respondents through its proprietary technology platform; bespoke research and consulting – consisting of tailored tools structured in industry and methodology practices; and intelligence products. "
target: Future Thinking
Future Thinking is a leading market research and data analytics company, renowned for helping clients maximize sales, revenue and profit, through a combination of qualitative and quantitative research; often analysed through the lens of data science and behavioral economics.
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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 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

InSites Consulting, acquired ABN Impact

synopsis: InSites Consulting, one of the world’s most innovative insight agencies, announced its acquisition of Asian online insight community innovator ABN Impact. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, ABN Impact has established itself as the reference agency across Asia for delivering continuous customer insights through insight communities.
buyer: InSites Consulting
InSites Consulting is a next generation insights agency stretching the boundaries of marketing research since 1997. InSites Consulting is a pioneer in empowering brands to take better and faster decisions with consumer insights at the core. "
target: ABN Impact
ABN Impact is an online insight community innovator. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, ABN Impact has established itself as the reference agency across Asia for delivering continuous customer insights through insight communities.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Schlesinger Group, acquired Focus Pointe Global

synopsis: Schlesinger Group, a leading international data collection and research services company, has acquired Focus Pointe Global, a US marketing research data collection company offering a range of in-person and online qualitative solutions.
buyer parent: Gauge Capital
buyer: Schlesinger Group
Schlesinger Group is a data collection company offering a broad range of qualitative and quantitative research solutions. They provide effective online surveys that include programming and hosting. As the world transforms, they reach for new heights, redefining services beyond clients’ expectations."
target: Focus Pointe Global
Focus Pointe Global is a US marketing research data collection company offering a range of in-person and online qualitative solutions with expertise in the consumer space, clinical studies, and jury research. Its 1.6 million-member QualPanel is a rich source of qualified respondents.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ironwood Insights Group, acquired Discovery Research Group

synopsis: Ironwood Insights Group, a full-service research firm dedicated to helping their clients make informed business decisions, has acquired the data collection company, Discovery Research Group, headquartered in Saratoga Springs, UT.
buyer: Ironwood Insights Group
Ironwood Insights Group is a full-service research firm dedicated to helping their clients make informed business decisions. They aim to fully understand their client's research objectives. With those objectives, they design a research strategy to achieve their clients'​ specific goals. "
target: Discovery Research Group
Discovery Research Group, with 30+ years of experience, completing thousands of surveys each year, they are the best choice for high quality, competitively priced data collection methodologies in market research, healthcare follow up, customer loyalty, tracking and polling studies.
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closed 11/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Bastion Collective, acquired dogsbollocks5

synopsis: Bastion Collective, the largest independent communications group in Australia, has acquired db5 (Dogsbollocks5), a consumer insights and strategy consultancy specializing in quantitative and qualitative research, brand strategy, innovation and communications.
buyer: Bastion Collective
Bastion Collective is a unique group of leading marketing and communications businesses that offer a powerful mix of expertise. "
target: dogsbollocks5
Dogsbollocks5 (db5) is a consumer insights and strategy consultancy specializing in quantitative and qualitative research, brand strategy, innovation and communications. At their core they believe the right data (big or otherwise) and insights are the key to transforming brands and businesses.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Blue Field Agency, acquired Totta Data Lab and Totta Research

synopsis: Blue Field Agency, a Dutch marketing firm, has acquired Totta Data Lab and Totta Research from Totta Group, a Dutch Holding company. Totta Data Lab is a Dutch data science scale-up specialized in AI, Voice & machine learning. Totta Research is a Dutch marketing research company that helps customers with determining the behavior of their audiences.
buyer: Blue Field Agency
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Bluefield collects data and turns it into information for actionable business insights. It takes data analyses to the next level by combining hard kpi-driven marketing data with soft(er) marketing research data towards the effects on business performance. "
target parent: Totta Group NV
target: Totta Data Lab and Totta Research
Totta Data Lab is a Dutch data science scale-up specialized in AI, Voice & machine learning techniques. Totta Research is a Dutch marketing research company that helps customers with determining the behavior of their audiences. The companies belong to Totta Group, a Dutch Holding company.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Savanta, acquired Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc.

synopsis: Savanta, the global intelligence business, has acquired Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc. (HSR Associates), the New Jersey-based marketing research consultancy. Founded in 1975, HSR Associates has a reputation as one of the premier boutique research agencies, providing custom strategic research services to corporations across the US.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Savanta
Based in London, Savanta's offerings include: data collection and analysis – with access to 100m respondents through its proprietary technology platform; bespoke research and consulting – consisting of tailored tools structured in industry and methodology practices; and intelligence products. "
target: Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc.
Founded in 1975, boutique research agency Hase/Schannen Research Associates (HSR Associates) offers custom strategic research services to corporations across a variety of industries in the US and abroad. HSR Associates is a full-service market research firm of just the right size.
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EBITDA ($mm)
($75.18)
EBIT ($mm)
($104.58)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1150
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Ticker: MRIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marin Software
Marin Software
Founded in April 2006 by seasoned digital marketing and enterprise software professionals, Marin Software Incorporated provides a leading cross-channel performance advertising cloud used by brands and agencies to measure, manage and optimize ad spend across the web and mobile devices.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$99.35
EBITDA ($mm)
($26.83)
EBIT ($mm)
($33.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
500
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Ticker: TSXV:EQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EQ Works
EQ Works
EQ Works provides a smarter way to target customers and reach audiences. EQ’s user-friendly technical platform provides complete self-serve or managed service solutions for businesses and agencies, allowing them to track and optimize campaigns in real-time.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$7.98
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.04)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.19)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
46
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Ticker: TSE:7068
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Feedforce Inc.
Feedforce Inc.
Based in Tokyo, Japan, Feedforce Inc. is an advertising company that specializes in digital marketing. Feedforce develops and provides marketing support services that make full use of technologies such as data feed, structured data, and ID linkage.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: AIM:GBG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GB Group Plc
GB Group Plc
GBG is a global specialist in identity data intelligence. They help organisations make decisions about the customers they serve and the people they employ. GBG has the fundamental belief that the digital economy relies on everyone having access to data they can trust.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$288.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$61.83
EBIT ($mm)
$41.47
Net Income ($mm)
$32.19
Employees
1000
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Ticker: ICLK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IClick Interactive Asia
iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited is an independent online marketing and enterprise data solutions provider that connects worldwide marketers with audiences in China. iClick's platform possesses omni-channel marketing capabilities and fulfils various marketing objectives.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$232.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.29
EBIT ($mm)
($5.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
884
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Ticker: LLNW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks, Inc. provides solutions that enable business and technology decision makers to profit from the shift of content and advertising to the online world, the explosive growth of mobile and connected devices, and the migration of IT applications and services into the cloud.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$224.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.45)
EBIT ($mm)
($26.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
510
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Ticker: BIT:AXEL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
axélero S.p.A.
axélero S.p.A.
axélero provides effective and innovative digital advertising and digital marketing solutions, tailor-made for small, medium and large enterprises and national and local institutions to gain greater visibility, useful contacts and concrete business results.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$51.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.31
EBIT ($mm)
$3.12
Net Income ($mm)
$1.49
Employees
21
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Ticker: AIM:ACC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Access Intelligence plc
Access Intelligence plc
Access Intelligence Plc is the parent company of a group of Software as a Service (SaaS) businesses that deliver comprehensive reputation and risk management solutions for both the public and private sectors.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$26.87
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.96)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
204
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Ticker: NZSE:PX1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Plexure Group Limited
Plexure Group Limited
Plexure is a global mobile engagement company helping brands create sticky and more profitable relationships with consumers throughout the consumer journey. Plexure enables the delivery of deeply personalized compelling offers to customers through mobile channels.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$20.26
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.02)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.19)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
150
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Ticker: ENXTPA:IPS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ipsos S.A
Ipsos S.A
Ipsos ranks third in the global research industry. They have built a solid Group around a multi-specialist positioning – Media and advertising research; Marketing research; Client and employee relationship management; Opinion & social research; Mobile, Online, Offline data collection and delivery.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,188.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$216.16
EBIT ($mm)
$189.18
Net Income ($mm)
$130.45
Employees
17640
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Ticker: XTRA:GFK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GfK Group
GfK Group
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s long-standing data science experience.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,759.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$164.56
EBIT ($mm)
$84.18
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12926
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Ticker: AIM:NFC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next 15
Next 15
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$444.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$46.65
EBIT ($mm)
$18.80
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2183
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Ticker: SCOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
comScore, Inc.
comScore, Inc.
comScore, Inc. is a global leader in digital measurement and analytics, delivering insights on web, mobile and TV consumer behavior that enable clients to maximize the value of their digital investments.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$368.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.14
EBIT ($mm)
$1.66
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1292
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Ticker: TSE:3675
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cross Marketing Inc.
Cross Marketing Inc.
Cross Marketing Inc. is the pioneer online research provider in Japan. Having the capabilities of a full-service research agency, with the backing of the other group companies within Cross Marketing Group, they offer a total marketing solutions package on a global scale.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$80.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.30
EBIT ($mm)
$5.14
Net Income ($mm)
$3.79
Employees
949
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALBLD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bilendi
Bilendi
At a time when the volumes, variety and speed of data broadcast and exchange are expanding rapidly, Bilendi brings an innovative, technology-led approach to data collection, management and analysis. Its core activities are Services for Market Research and Customer Engagement and Loyalty.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$38.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.24
EBIT ($mm)
$3.24
Net Income ($mm)
$1.47
Employees
244
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Ticker: ASX:PPL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pureprofile Pty Ltd.
Pureprofile is a technology and insights company that helps brands, businesses and consumers make better decisions. Consumers answer short surveys to build their own unique profiles and Pureprofile uses this information to connect them to surveys, insights, and offers tailored to their preferences.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$36.88
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.94)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.81)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
210
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Ticker: WSE:MCP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mediacap SA
Mediacap SA
MEDIACAP SA is the fastest growing publicly listed group providing services in the field of media, marketing, market research and public opinion. The company is based in Poland.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$34.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.98
EBIT ($mm)
$1.64
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: XSAT:CEAB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Community Entertainment Svenska AB
Community Entertainment Svenska AB
Community Entertainment Svenska AB (publ), through its subsidiaries, focuses on commercializing proprietary software for online quizzes. It serves entertainment, information, and education industries. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.23
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.31)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.45)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: PGND
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Press Ganey Associates, Inc.
Press Ganey Associates, Inc.
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.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$344.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$104.94
EBIT ($mm)
$60.70
Net Income ($mm)
$27.26
Employees
1058
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Ticker: NLSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Nielsen Company, Inc.
The Nielsen Company, Inc.
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.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$6,311.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,210.00
EBIT ($mm)
$863.00
Net Income ($mm)
$585.00
Employees
43000
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Ticker: TSXV:INX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intouch Insight Inc.
Intouch Insight Inc.
Intouch Insight offers a complete portfolio of customer experience management (CEM) products and services that help global brands delight their customers, strengthen brand reputation and improve financial performance.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$13.75
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, public relations and other specialty communications services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$13,962.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,171.80
EBIT ($mm)
$1,956.50
Net Income ($mm)
$1,347.40
Employees
64100
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Ticker: TSE:2433
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Group companies are committed to providing optimized solutions for advertisers, media companies and content holders in Japan and internationally. The company provides planning, production, marketing, public relations, and other services related to advertising in various media.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$12,689.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$491.78
EBIT ($mm)
$351.82
Net Income ($mm)
$208.98
Employees
23939
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Ticker: SWX:DKSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,600.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$282.63
EBIT ($mm)
$240.86
Net Income ($mm)
$232.55
Employees
32996
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