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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:$2,361.14)
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 3/2/2022 via BusinessWire

Epicor Software Corporation, acquired Grow

synopsis: Epicor, a global leader of industry-specific enterprise software, has acquired Grow Inc., a no-code, full-stack business intelligence platform that empowers any user – from the boardroom to the plant floor, warehouse, or store – to make data-driven decisions with easy-to-build, easy-to-use dashboards and interactive visualizations.
buyer parent: Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
buyer: Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation equips hard-working businesses with enterprise solutions that keep the world turning. For nearly 50 years, Epicor customers in the automotive, building supply, distribution, manufacturing, and retail industries have trusted Epicor to help them do business better. "
target: Grow
Grow Inc. is a no-code, full-stack business intelligence (BI) platform that empowers any user – from the boardroom to the plant floor, warehouse, or store – to make data-driven decisions with easy-to-build, easy-to-use dashboards and interactive visualizations.
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announced 1/20/2022 via PR Newswire

Newgen Software Technologies Ltd., will acquire Number Theory

synopsis: Newgen Software, a leading provider of a unified digital transformation platform, is acquiring India-based Number Theory, an Artificial Intelligence and Enterprise Data Management firm which helps companies create sustainable competitive advantage by enabling its customer to monetize their data assets and maximize customer Lifetime value.
buyer: Newgen Software Technologies Ltd. (:$87.66)
Newgen is the leading provider of a unified digital transformation platform with native process automation, content services, and communication management capabilities. "
target: Number Theory
Number Theory is an Artificial Intelligence and Enterprise Data Management firm which helps companies create sustainable competitive advantage by enabling its customer to monetize their data assets and maximize customer Lifetime value.
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announced 1/19/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Rackspace Technology, will acquire Just Analytics

synopsis: Rackspace Technology, a leading end-to-end, multicloud technology solutions company, announced that it has agreed to acquire Just Analytics, a leading provider of cloud-based data, analytics, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) services based in the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region.
buyer: Rackspace Technology (RAX:$2,948.40)
Rackspace Technology is a leading end-to-end multicloud technology services company. They can design, build and operate their customers’ cloud environments across all major technology platforms, irrespective of technology stack or deployment model. "
target: Just Analytics
Just Analytics is a leading provider of cloud-based data, analytics, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) services based in the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region.
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closed 12/15/2021 via PR Newswire

SQream, acquired Panoply.io

synopsis: SQream Technologies has acquired Panoply, a no-code cloud data platform, to expand its cloud offering. Together, the companies will become the leading powerhouse in future-ready data analytics platforms, offering the most scalable and easy-to-use hybrid data platform in the industry and powering high-scale hybrid environments.
buyer: SQream
SQream provides an analytics platform that minimizes Total Time to Insights for time-sensitive data at any scale, on-cloud, on-prem and on-edge. Designed for the new category of tera-to-peta-scale data, the GPU-powered platform enables enterprises to rapidly ingest and analyze their growing data. "
target: Panoply.io
Panoply is a no-code cloud data platform that makes it easy to sync, store, and access data. Panoply's easy-to-use, low-maintenance solution unlocks sophisticated analytics without complex data engineering.
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closed 10/7/2021 via PR Newswire

Alteryx, acquired Hyper Anna

synopsis: Alteryx, Inc., the Analytics Automation company, announced that it has acquired Hyper Anna, a leading cloud platform for generating artificial intelligence (AI)-driven automated insights from data. Hyper Anna is a Sydney, Australia-based company that enables anyone, regardless of technical background, to access AI-driven insights.
buyer: Alteryx (AYX:$522.86)
Revolutionizing business through data science and analytics, Alteryx offers an end-to-end analytics platform that empowers data analysts and scientists alike to break data barriers, deliver insights and experience the thrill of getting to the answer faster. "
target: Hyper Anna
Hyper Anna is a leading cloud platform for generating artificial intelligence (AI)-driven automated insights from data. Hyper Anna is a Sydney, Australia-based company that enables anyone, regardless of technical background, to access AI-driven insights.
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announced 9/21/2021 via BusinessWire

Fivetran, will acquire HVR

synopsis: Fivetran will acquire HVR, a provider of enterprise data replication technology. The acquisition will allow Fivetran to provide breakthrough database replication performance along with enterprise-grade security to address the massive market for modernizing analytics for operational data associated with ERP systems, Oracle databases, and more.
buyer: Fivetran
Fivetran, a leader in automated data integration, delivers ready-to-use connectors that automatically adapt as schemas and APIs change, ensuring consistent, reliable access to data. "
target: HVR
HVR provides a real-time cloud data replication solution that supports enterprise modernization efforts. The HVR platform is a reliable, secure, and scalable way to quickly and efficiently integrate large data volumes in complex environments, enabling real-time data updates, access, and analysis.
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closed 8/12/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Qlik Technologies, Inc., acquired NodeGraph

synopsis: Qlik has announced the acquisition of NodeGraph. Back in 2016, NodeGraph began to develop a metadata platform that aimed to help users trace their data lineage. Since then, NodeGraph has evolved into a multinational data intelligence platform that helps users visualize, understand, and scale their data environment in an intuitive way.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Qlik Technologies, Inc. (QLIK:$665.31)
Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. Qlik provides an end-to-end, real-time data integration and analytics cloud platform to close the gaps between data, insights and action. "
target: NodeGraph
Back in 2016, NodeGraph began to develop a metadata platform that aimed to help users trace their data lineage. Since then, NodeGraph has evolved into a multinational data intelligence platform that helps users visualize, understand, and scale their data environment in an intuitive way.
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announced 5/5/2021 via BusinessWire

ThoughtSpot, will acquire Diyotta

synopsis: ThoughtSpot, the Modern Analytics Cloud company, will acquire Diyotta, an enterprise-class, serverless data integration platform. Diyotta provides next generation data integration tools that simplify data ingestion, transformation, and streaming. Their products turn complex data into report ready analytics and business intelligence.
buyer: ThoughtSpot
ThoughtSpot is reinventing how companies make decisions by putting the power of their cloud data in the hands of every employee through search and AI-driven analytics. ThoughtSpot was built for the cloud era to deliver insights instantly at massive scale. "
target: Diyotta
Diyotta is an enterprise-class, serverless data integration platform. Diyotta provides next generation data integration tools that simplify data ingestion, transformation, and streaming. Their products turn complex data into report ready analytics and business intelligence.
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closed 4/15/2021 via Company Press Release

insightsoftware, acquired Izenda

synopsis: insightsoftware, a leading provider of financial reporting and enterprise performance management software, has acquired Izenda, an application-based intelligence provider that brings critical data insights to end-users across industries. Izenda provides embedded BI solutions that enables businesses to natively integrate analytics into their apps.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: insightsoftware
insightsoftware is a provider of financial reporting and enterprise performance management software. insightsoftware enables the Office of the CFO to connect to and make sense of enterprise data in real time so they can proactively drive greater financial intelligence across their organization. "
target: Izenda
Izenda is an application-based intelligence provider that brings critical data insights to end-users across industries. Izenda provides embedded BI solutions that enables businesses to natively integrate analytics into their apps while conserving development resources and reducing time to market.
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announced 3/11/2021 via PR Newswire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, will acquire Talend

synopsis: Talend is to be acquired by Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm. Talend is a next-generation leader in cloud and big data integration software that helps companies turn data into a strategic asset that delivers real-time, organization-wide insight into customers, partners, and operations.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity firm focused on the software and technology-enabled services sectors. Thoma Bravo partners with a company’s management team to implement operating best practices, invest in growth initiatives and make acquisitions intended to accelerate revenue and earnings. "
target: Talend (TLND:$287.47)
Talend is a next-generation leader in cloud and big data integration software that helps companies turn data into a strategic asset that delivers real-time, organization-wide insight into customers, partners, and operations.
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$287
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closed 3/1/2021 via BNC Analysis

MyInfomonitor merged with Qbim AB,

synopsis: Myinfomonitor has merged with Qbim AB, a data analytics company based in Sweden. MyInfomonitor is a Finnish provider of lean visual management solutions. MyInfomonitor provides a SaaS solution that makes it easy to visualize huge amounts of data. Their software allows users to quickly create actionable dashboards with fully customized elements.
buyer parent: SpectrumOne AB
buyer: Qbim AB
Qbim AB is a data analytics company based in Sweden. Qbim delivers an automated solution allowing for the easy combination of various different data sources. Qbim provides four service areas within Business Intelligence: SaaS, Advanced Analysis, Data Warehouse and Implementation & Support. "
target: MyInfomonitor
MyInfomonitor is a Finnish provider of lean visual management solutions. MyInfomonitor provides a SaaS solution that makes it easy to visualize huge amounts of data. Their software allows users to quickly create actionable dashboards with fully customized elements in just minutes.
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announced 2/8/2021 via BusinessWire

LiveRamp, will acquire DataFleets

synopsis: LiveRamp, the leading data connectivity platform, will acquire DataFleets, a cloud data platform that enables data silos to be unified without moving data. DataFleets' data engine unifies distributed data for rapid access and privacy-preserving analytics. Their platform helps organizations to maintain data protection standards for compliance.
buyer: LiveRamp (NYSE:RAMP:$429.55)
LiveRamp is the leading data connectivity platform for the safe and effective use of data. LiveRamp enables companies and their partners to better connect, control, and activate data to transform customer experiences and generate more valuable business outcomes. "
target: DataFleets
DataFleets is a cloud data platform that enables data silos to be unified without moving data. DataFleets' data engine unifies distributed data for rapid access and privacy-preserving analytics. Their platform helps organizations to maintain the highest data protection standards for compliance.
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announced 11/11/2020 via PR Newswire

Smarsh, Inc., will acquire Digital Reasoning Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Smarsh will acquire Digital Reasoning, a global leader in natural language processing (NLP), AI, and machine learning (ML). The acquisition brings together the leadership of Smarsh in digital communications content capture, archiving, supervision, and e-discovery, with Digital Reasoning's leadership in advanced AI/ML powered analytics.
buyer parent: K1 Investment Management
buyer: Smarsh, Inc.
Smarsh is the recognized global leader in electronic communications archiving solutions for regulated organizations. The Smarsh Connected Suite provides innovative capture, archiving, e-discovery, and supervision solutions across the industry's widest breadth of communication channels. "
target: Digital Reasoning Systems, Inc.
Digital Reasoning is a global leader in natural language processing, AI, and machine learning. Digital Reasonings develops technology solutions for banks and capital markets to unify communications and meet regulatory compliance, and analytics care management software for the healthcare industry.
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closed 1/5/2021 via BusinessWire

TIBCO Software Inc., acquired Information Builders Inc.

synopsis: TIBCO announced it has successfully closed the acquisition of Information Builders, Inc. a data and analytics company that embeds intelligence into everything, following its announcement in October to acquire the business.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: TIBCO Software Inc. (TIBX:$1,076.23)
TIBCO unlocks the potential of real-time data for making faster, smarter decisions. Its Connected Intelligence Platform seamlessly connects any application or data source, intelligently unifies data for greater access, trust, and control, and confidently predicts outcomes in real-time and at scale. "
target: Information Builders Inc.
Information Builders Inc. (IBI) is a data and analytics company that embeds intelligence into everything. IBI helps organizations get their complex and disconnected data in order, so they can build, embed, and automate intelligence in everything they do.
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closed 10/13/2020 via BusinessWire

Idera, acquired Qubole

synopsis: Idera, Inc. has acquired Qubole, Inc., a leading provider of open data lake solutions. Qubole will join Idera, Inc.’s Database Tools business unit that includes AquaFold, IDERA, Webyog, and WhereScape, significantly expanding the breadth and depth of the company’s cross-platform data-centric solutions.
buyer parent: HGGC, LLC
buyer: Idera
Idera delivers B2B software productivity tools that enable technical users to do more with less, faster. Idera, Inc. brands span three divisions—Database Tools, Developer Tools, and DevOps Tools—with products evangelized by millions of community members and more than 50,000 customers worldwide. "
target: Qubole
Qubole is the open data lake platform for analytics and machine learning that large enterprises depend on to quickly harness the power of data and gain valuable business insights. Only Qubole provides a truly open platform that works with all major cloud providers and data processing engines.
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announced 10/1/2020 via PR Newswire

KANG BO SI NAN, will acquire Gridsum Holding Inc.

synopsis: Gridsum Holding Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based big-data analytics and artificial intelligence solutions in China, will be acquired by an investor consortium led by Mr. Guosheng Qi, chairman of the board of directors of the company.
buyer: KANG BO SI NAN
KANG BO SI NAN (BEIJING) TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. is a company formed by the Consortium that was created to take Gridsum Holding Inc. private. KANG BO SI NAN is led by Mr. Guosheng Qi, the Chairman of Gridsum. "
target: Gridsum Holding Inc. (GSUM:$48.09)
Gridsum is a leading provider of cloud-based big-data analytics and AI solutions for multinational and domestic enterprises and government agencies in China.
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announced 7/22/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Xalles, will acquire Adaptive Incorporated

synopsis: Xalles Holdings Inc., a Fintech holding company will acquire 100% of Adaptive Metadata Solutions Inc. (“Adaptive”). Adaptive is a Master Reseller of Adaptive products and provides industry leading metadata analytics (data that describes other data), and artificial intelligence solutions to large enterprises. 
buyer: Xalles (OTCPK:XALL:$0.15)
Xalles Holdings Inc. is a holding company that focuses on direct investments in disruptive fintech companies. They actively seek acquisition targets with solid management teams and business models, large total attainable markets, and lucrative exit opportunities to invest and accelerate growth in. "
target: Adaptive Incorporated
Adaptive Metadata Solutions Inc. is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Adaptive is a market leader with a long history of helping simplify the complex data that organizations generate by adapting and eliminating the time consuming and expensive tasks of managing corporate information.
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closed 7/2/2020 via PR Newswire

Informatica Corp., acquired Compact Solutions LLC

synopsis: Informatica®, the enterprise cloud data management leader, has acquired Compact Solutions to bring expanded metadata management to the Informatica Intelligent Data Platform™, powered by the CLAIRE™ AI engine. Compact Solutions provides data governance in complex enterprises, enabling organizations to meet regulatory compliance requirements.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Informatica Corp. (INFA:$1,047.95)
Informatica is the only proven Enterprise Cloud Data Management leader that accelerates data-driven digital transformation. Informatica enables companies to fuel innovation, become more agile, and realize new growth opportunities, resulting in intelligent market disruptions. "
target: Compact Solutions LLC
Compact Solutions was founded in 2003 with engineering operations in Krakow, Poland. The company has focused on automated solutions for data governance in complex enterprises, enabling organizations worldwide to meet regulatory compliance requirements.
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closed 6/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

DataBricks, acquired Redash, Ltd.

synopsis: Data and analytics service Databricks announced that it has acquired Redash, a company that helps data scientists and analysts visualize their data and build dashboards around it. Redash’s customers include the likes of Atlassian, Cloudflare, Mozilla and Soundcloud and the company offers both an open-source self-hosted version of its tools.
buyer: DataBricks
DataBricks is using cutting-edge technology based on years of research to build next-generation software for analyzing and extracting value from data. They created Apache Spark and Shark, and are deeply committed to open-source. "
target: Redash, Ltd.
Redash allows users to connect and query their data sources and build dashboards to visualize data and share them. Redash makes it easy to visualize results in various formats: chart, cohort, pivot table, boxplot, map, counter, sankey, sunburst and word cloud.
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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:$2,361.14)
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 10/26/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Ipsos S.A, acquired Karian and Box

synopsis: Ipsos announced the acquisition of Karian and Box, a UK leading specialist in employee research and experience. Founded in 2006 with the ambition to give people a better voice at work, Karian and Box helps leaders take data-driven action to improve culture and experience.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,361.14)
Ipsos is one of the world's leading market research companies, operating in 90 markets and employing 18,000 people. Their 75 business solutions are based on primary data coming from surveys, social media monitoring, and qualitative or observational techniques. "
target: Karian and Box
Karian and Box is a UK leading specialist in employee research and experience. Founded in 2006 with the ambition to give people a better voice at work, Karian and Box helps leaders take data-driven action to improve culture and experience.
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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:$2,361.14)
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:$2,361.14)
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:$2,361.14)
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:$2,361.14)
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:$2,361.14)
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:$2,361.14)
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:$2,361.14)
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:$2,361.14)
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:$2,361.14)
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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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:$2,361.14)
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)
$234
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
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:$2,361.14)
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:$2,361.14)
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:$2,361.14)
Ipsos is a leading, independent, publicly-listed market research company. Headquartered in Paris, it has offices in 64 countries and conducts research in more than 100 countries. "
target parent: Aegis Group PLC
target: Synovate Limited
Synovate is a global market research firm that generates insights to help clients drive competitive brand, product and customer experience strategies.
price ($mm)
$847
rev ($mm)
$836
EBITDA ($mm)
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:$2,361.14)
Ipsos is the second largest survey based research company in the world. Headquartered in Paris, it has offices in 64 countries and conducts research in more than 100 countries. Founded in 1975, it is still managed and controlled by research professionals. "
target: OTX
OTX is a global research and consulting firm (18th largest US) that specializes in providing a suite of multimedia research products to the marketing, entertainment and advertising communities.
price ($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:$2,361.14)
What do consumers think? IPSOS knows. One of the leading market research companies in Europe, IPSOS helps its clients test and evaluate brands, products, promotions, advertising, marketing, customer satisfaction, and public opinion. "
target: Monroe Mendelsohn Research, Inc.
Monroe Mendelsohn Research is an internationally recognized, full-service marketing and media research company headquartered in New York City. The company syndicates two of America’s well-known, respected and innovative media surveys (The Mendelsohn Affluent Survey and The Mendelsohn PReSS Survey).
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
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:$2,361.14)
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:$2,361.14)
What do consumers think? IPSOS knows. One of the leading market research companies in Europe, IPSOS helps its clients test and evaluate brands, products, promotions, advertising, marketing, customer satisfaction, and public opinion. "
target: Marketing Metrics
Marketing Metrics is a world-renowned marketing consulting firm that specializes in six activities: • Customer Satisfaction Measurement and Improvement Programs • Aftermarketing CRM programs – creation, execution and assessment • Delight AnalysisSM – for added insight and prioritized actions • Cust
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/24/2022 via PR Newswire

MarketCast, acquired Phoenix Marketing International

synopsis: MarketCast has acquired Phoenix Marketing International, a leading research and analytics provider that specializes in advertising measurement. With Phoenix, MarketCast is accelerating its advertising effectiveness expertise, and gaining a powerful portfolio of research products that span the entire advertising lifecycle.
buyer parent: Kohlberg & Company, LLC
buyer: MarketCast
MarketCast is the leading provider of consumer insights, marketing research, and data analytics services for the global entertainment industry. Its unique mix of research analytics is combined with big data science to provide clients powerful insights to inform their biggest business decisions. "
target: Phoenix Marketing International
Phoenix MI is a global advertising and brand measurement specialist. Phoenix utilizes modern technology, innovative research techniques, and customized approaches to help its clients elevate their brand, refine their communications, and optimize their customer experience.
price ($mm)
$150
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closed 1/12/2022 via Company Press Release

InSites Consulting, acquired Gongos Research

synopsis: InSites Consulting, the global consumer insight and collaboration agency, announced the acquisition of Gongos, Inc., the US customer-centricity consultancy. With over 30 years of experience, Gongos is the reference agency across the US in enabling consumer-centric growth through building consumer understanding.
buyer: InSites Consulting
Founded in 1997, InSites Consulting is a next-generation consumer centricity agency and global market leader in online insight communities. With a team of 650+ people across 19 offices, Insites makes consumer-centric decision making a reality for over a third of the world’s leading brands. "
target: Gongos Research
Gongos, Inc. is a Royal Oak, MI-based consultative agency whose mission is to reorient the relationship between customers and corporations to be mutually beneficial. Partnering with insights, analytics, marketing, strategy, and customer experience groups, Gongos operationalizes customer centricity.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/9/2021 via BNC Analysis

YouGov plc, acquired LINK Marketing Services AG

synopsis: YouGov Plc announced the acquisition of the leading Swiss market and social research agency, LINK Marketing Services AG based in Zurich. YouGov Plc is the international market research and data analytics group. LINK Marketing is a well-regarded player in the region with a focus on driving innovation in its market and social research capabilities.
buyer: YouGov plc (AIM:YOU:$223.64)
UK-based YouGov is an international research and data analytics group. YouGov combines its continuous stream of data with its research expertise to provide insights that enable intelligent decision-making and informed conversations. "
target: LINK Marketing Services AG
LINK Marketing was founded in 1981 in Lucerne, Switzerland and is a well-regarded player in the region with a focus on driving innovation in its market and social research capabilities.
price ($mm)
$29
rev ($mm)
$26
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
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)
$8.27
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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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 (OM:CINT:$145.77)
Headquartered in Sweden, Cint is a global software leader in digital insights gathering. The Cint platform automates the insights gathering process so that companies can gain access to insights faster with unparalleled scale. "
target parent: Innofact AG
target: GapFish GmbH
GapFish is a Berlin-based market research company that operates the world’s largest ISO-certified online panel community for the DACH region. GapFish is the market-leader with over 500,000 highly profiled, double-opt in, premium quality research respondents across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
price ($mm)
$31*
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
21.8x
closed 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Kantar Group, acquired MeMo2

synopsis: UK-based insights and consulting firm Kantar has acquired cross-media effectiveness tracking company MeMo2. Headquartered in Amsterdam, MeMo2 creates automated cross-media effectiveness measurement tools that can monitor real-time consumer behaviour, including retail traffic, out-of-home exposures, and large sports events.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: The Kantar Group
UK-based Kantar is the world’s leading data-driven analytics and brand consulting group. Kantar works alongside clients to create strategies that improve brand awareness, attract more consumers, increase brand penetration, create financial success, and grow peoples’ confidence in public services. "
target: MeMo2
Based in the Netherlands, MeMo2 is a leader in advanced cross media research and analytics. The company's analytics, communication research, and innovative data science capabilities are designed to bring immediate transparency and control to improve ROI and Return On Advertising Spend levels.
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closed 7/6/2021 via Company Press Release

The Kantar Group, acquired Numerator

synopsis: UK-based Kantar has acquired 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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: South African independent management and technology consulting firm, IQbusiness, announced that it has acquired innovative insights agency, nudge, as part of a targeted merger and acquisition (M&A) strategy to ramp up organic growth and diversify its offering.
buyer: The IQ Business Group (Pty) Ltd
IQbusiness is the leading independent management consulting firm in South Africa, helping clients overcome their business challenges and achieve sustainable growth. Since 1998, they have been enabling cleints to take their products to market faster, improve customer satisfaction, and more. "
target: Nudge.co.za
Nudge is South Africa's fastest growing online market research company. They are experts at digital market research and specifically Branded Insight Communities and Branded Short-term Panels.
price ($mm)
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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:$7.87)
Genius Brands International, Inc. is a leading global kids media company developing, producing, marketing and licensing branded children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media and retail distribution. "
target: ChizComm Ltd
ChizComm is Canada's full-service marketing and communications agency, specializing in the strategy and execution of public relations, digital marketing, social media, and creative services. They cultivate long-lasting, impactful connections between consumers and brands across a range of industries.
price ($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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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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.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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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 ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($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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($5.31)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.33)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSXV:NOW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NowVertical
NowVertical
NowVertical is a global data analytics software and services company whose mission is to help customers win in the digital economy by providing invaluable tools to make data-informed decisions through diagnostic, predictive, or prescriptive models.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$0.62
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.49)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.56)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
9
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Ticker: DB:RIB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RIB Software SE
RIB Software SE
RIB Software AG is an innovator in the construction business. The company designs, develops, and offers iTWO technology for the construction industry worldwide. iTWO is the world’s first Licence/Cloud-based Big Data BIM 5D enterprise solution for the construction industry.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$305.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$57.30
EBIT ($mm)
$38.80
Net Income ($mm)
$28.22
Employees
1886
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Ticker: HCAT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Health Catalyst
Health Catalyst
Health Catalyst is a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations. The company's customers leverage the cloud-based analytics software data platform to make data-informed decisions and realize measurable clinical, financial, and operational improvements.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$241.93
EBITDA ($mm)
($78.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($113.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1200
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Ticker: SZSE:300010
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beijing Lanxum Technology Co., Ltd.
Beijing Lanxum Technology Co., Ltd.
Beijing Lanxum Technology Co., Ltd. is a supplier of office information system services. Lanxum Technology’s solutions and services mainly include file management outsourcing services, audio and video solutions and services, as well as content management solutions.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$182.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.66
EBIT ($mm)
$27.05
Net Income ($mm)
$24.65
Employees
1314
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Ticker: TSX:PSI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pason Systems
Pason Systems
Pason Systems Inc. is a leading global provider of specialized data management systems for drilling rigs. Their solutions, which include data acquisition, wellsite reporting, remote communications, and web-based information management, enable collaboration between the rig and the office.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$129.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.19
EBIT ($mm)
($25.23)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
707
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Ticker: LSE:GHT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gresham Computing
Gresham Computing
Gresham Computing plc is a leading software and services company that specialises in providing real-time transaction control and enterprise data integrity solutions. Gresham’s Clareti software platform is designed to provide financial institutions with complete certainty in their data processing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$32.28
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.73
EBIT ($mm)
$0.98
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
141
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALESK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Esker
Esker
Esker is a worldwide leader in document process automation solutions. Esker cloud computing solutions enable companies to automate the reception, processing and sending of any business document with one platform.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$147.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$21.85
EBIT ($mm)
$18.69
Net Income ($mm)
$15.50
Employees
759
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Ticker: GWIV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intellinetics, Inc.
Intellinetics, Inc.
Intellinetics is a cloud-based content services software provider. Its IntelliCloud suite makes content secure and process-ready for organizations in highly regulated, risk, and compliance-intensive markets in Healthcare, K-12, Public Safety, Public Sector, Financial Services, and beyond.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$11.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.52
EBIT ($mm)
$1.11
Net Income ($mm)
$1.36
Employees
99
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Piksel
Piksel
Piksel people create and manage OTT video monetization solutions for some of the world’s leading media brands: AT&T U-verse, BSkyB, Celcom, Channel 4, Mediaset, Sky Deutschland, Sky Italia, Televisa Mexico, Vodafone and more.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$214.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.04
EBIT ($mm)
$14.12
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1300
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Ticker: MWIS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
m-Wise, Inc.
m-Wise, Inc.
Founded in 2000, m-Wise has established itself as a leading international provider of enabling technologies for the mobile entertainment and marketing industries. m-Wise is the developer of the MOMA ("Mobile Originated Message Access") content management and service delivery platform.
year
2011
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Ticker: ENXTPA:GENX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Generix SA
Generix SA
Generix Group develops software solutions for the manufacturing, logistics and retail ecosystems, helping its customers to manage, pool, integrate and optimize their information flows.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$65.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.70
EBIT ($mm)
$3.69
Net Income ($mm)
$1.39
Employees
376
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Ticker: 300051
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Xiamen 35.Com Technology Co., Ltd.
Xiamen 35.Com Technology Co., Ltd.
Xiamen 35.Com Technology Co., Ltd. provides software products and information technology services to medium and small-scale enterprises in China. The company offers Internet business solutions, corporate communication solutions, and enterprise management solutions.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$39.89
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.95)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.28)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TSXV:OSS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OneSoft Solutions Inc.
OneSoft Solutions Inc. is a Canada-based developer of cloud-based business solutions. OneSoft's business strategy is to seek opportunities to convert legacy business software applications to a more cost efficient subscription based business model utilizing the Microsoft Cloud.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.26
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.57)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.61)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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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
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,361.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$297.73
EBIT ($mm)
$306.02
Net Income ($mm)
$208.09
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)
$497.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$63.39
EBIT ($mm)
$39.83
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2077
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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
2021
rev ($mm)
$360.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.90
EBIT ($mm)
($28.12)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1293
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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)
$3,500.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,128.00
EBIT ($mm)
$885.00
Net Income ($mm)
$963.00
Employees
14500
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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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