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closed 5/31/2006 via BusinessWire

National Research Corporation, acquired Governance Institute

synopsis: National Research Corporation, a leader in healthcare performance measurement and improvement, today announced the purchase of substantially all of the assets of The Governance Institute (TGI), a portfolio company of Housatonic Partners.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
Founded in 1981, National Research Corporation (NRC) has maintained a strong commitment to improving the quality of healthcare received by patients and consumers through a focus on continual improvement in patient experience and performance measurement within the healthcare industry. "
target parent: Housatonic Partners
target: Governance Institute
Recognized nationally as the preeminent source for unbiased governance knowledge, The Governance Institute conducts research studies, tracks healthcare industry trends, and showcases the best practices of leading healthcare boards across the country.
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announced 8/29/2017 via PR Newswire

Optum, will acquire The Advisory Board Company

synopsis: The Advisory Board Company, a distinctive provider of research, technology and consulting to health care organizations and education institutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to sell its health care business to Optum, a leading health services company.
buyer parent: UnitedHealth Group
buyer: Optum
Optum is a health services and innovation company on a mission to help make the health system work better for everyone. They combine data and analytics with technology and expertise to power modern health care. "
target: The Advisory Board Company (ABCO:$799.15)
The Advisory Board Company is a best practices firm that uses a combination of research, technology and consulting to improve the performance of approximately 5,700 health care organizations and educational institutions.
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closed 5/14/2015 via PR Newswire

Decision Resources Group, acquired Healthcare Business Insights

synopsis: Decision Resources Group (DRG), a subsidiary of Piramal Enterprises Ltd., announced that it has acquired Healthcare Business Insights (HBI), a trusted provider of best practice research, training and services to more than 1,400 hospitals across the U.S. HBI's member-centric Academies enable hospitals to understand how to address critical issues.
buyer parent: Piramal Group
buyer: Decision Resources Group
Decision Resources Group offers best-in-class, high-value information and insights on critical issues within the healthcare industry. The top biopharmaceutical, medical technology and managed care companies rely on the Company’s predictive analytics to make fully informed decisions. "
target: Healthcare Business Insights
Healthcare Business Insights (HBI) is a leading provider of in-depth research and thoughtful insights across the core business functions found in hospitals and health systems nationwide. HBI's membership programs include Revenue Cycle, IT, Supply Chain and Cost & Quality.
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announced 6/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Ares Management, L.P., Leonard Green & Partners, L.P., will acquire Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Press Ganey Associates, Inc., a provider of safety, quality, patient experience and workforce engagement solutions for healthcare organizations, will be acquired by Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. and affiliates of Ares Management Corporation. Press Ganey offers a suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey.
buyer: Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
buyer: Ares Management, L.P. (NYSE:ARES:$1,169.57)
Ares Management, L.P. is a publicly traded, leading global alternative asset manager. Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. is a private equity investment firm that partners with management teams and founders to invest in market-leading companies. "
target parent: EQT AB
target: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience, and workforce engagement.
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closed 9/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ancor Capital Partners, acquired STATinMed

synopsis: Ancor Capital Partners, a Dallas-based private equity firm, announces the acquisition of STATinMED Research, a leading medical technology company in the health economics and outcomes research industry. STATinMED provides research, consulting, and targeted communications to global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and health information companies.
buyer: Ancor Capital Partners
Ancor Capital Partners is an operations-oriented private equity firm focused on lower middle-market companies with EBITDA of $5-$15 million. Extensive operational experience gives the Ancor team a unique understanding of the critical business issues faced by lower middle-market companies. "
target: STATinMed
STATinMED Research provides research, consulting, and targeted communications to global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and health information companies. All STATinMED Research consultants hold academic positions with prestigious universities.
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closed 10/21/2016 via BusinessWire

EQT, acquired Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations; Press Ganey Holdings, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition by private equity group EQT. Under the terms, Press Ganey shareholders will receive $40.50 in cash for each share of common stock.
buyer: EQT (EQT:$687.20)
EQT is a leading global private equity group with approximately EUR 29 billion in raised capital. EQT has portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership. "
target parent: Vestar Capital Partners
target: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey Holdings is a leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations across the continuum of care.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,234 [$2,370]
rev ($mm)
$344
EBITDA ($mm)
$105
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6.9x
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22.7x
closed 1/2/2013 via Company Press Release

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired Morehead Associates

synopsis: Press Ganey Associates, Inc., a recognized leader in health care performance improvement, announced that it acquired Morehead Associates, Inc., one of the industry’s foremost employee and physician engagement firms. The acquisition strengthens Press Ganey’s comprehensive suite of patient experience solutions and services.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Recognized as a leader in performance improvement, Press Ganey partners with more than 10,000 health care organizations worldwide to create and sustain high performing organizations, and, ultimately, improve the overall health care experience. "
target: Morehead Associates
Morehead Associates helps leaders make better decisions and drive performance. They partner with healthcare organizations to create an engaged workforce, prioritize systemic changes, and align employees and physicians with business strategies.
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closed 3/12/2008 via Company Press Release

Vestar Capital Partners, acquired Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

synopsis: American Securities Capital Partners (ASCP) completed the sale of its interest in Press Ganey Associates after almost five years of partnership with the Company. The exit occurs after significant accomplishments by Press Ganey over this period.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners is a leading international private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. The firm's investment strategy is targeted towards companies in the U.S., Europe, and Japan with valuations in the $100 million to $5 billion range. "
target parent: American Securities Capital Partners
target: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey Associates is the health care industry’s leading independent vendor of satisfaction measurement and improvement services. Press Ganey assists health care facilities in collecting and using patient, resident, employee, and physician evaluations in their quality improvement initiatives.
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closed 5/3/2016 via BusinessWire

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired Avatar Solutions

synopsis: Press Ganey Holdings, Inc. announced the acquisition of Avatar International Holding Company and its subsidiary Avatar International LLC, a patient experience and employee engagement company. The company’s survey research programs have helped organizations advance their missions by capturing and mobilizing the feedback of key stakeholders.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey Holdings is a leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations across the continuum of care. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Avatar Solutions
Avatar Solutions’ survey research programs have helped organizations advance their missions by capturing and mobilizing the feedback of key stakeholders. Incorporating online data reporting technology and consultative support, their capabilities empower organizations to achieve lasting improvement.
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$7
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announced 8/29/2011 via BNC Analysis

The Riverside Company, will acquire Avatar International LLC

synopsis: The FTC granted early termination for Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS) to sell Avatar International to Riverside Capital. Avatar International LLC is the leader in providing quality improvement services to the healthcare industry. Its product suite integrates patient surveys, HCAHPS, employee surveys, physician surveys and more.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on acquiring growing enterprises valued at up to €200 million. The firm partners with strong management teams and enhances its investments through acquisitions and operational growth. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Avatar International LLC
Avatar International LLC is the leader in providing quality improvement services to the healthcare industry. Its product suite integrates patient surveys, HCAHPS, employee surveys, physician surveys and more.
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closed 11/30/2009 via Company Press Release

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired PatientImpact LLC

synopsis: PatientImpact has joined forces with Press Ganey to pair its e-mail and kiosk survey distribution methods with Press Ganey’s robust mail and telephone methods. In addition, PatientImpact’s at-a-glance graphical reporting capabilities will be incorporated with Press Ganey’s sophisticated analytics and extensive benchmarking resources.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Recognized as a leader in performance improvement for 25 years, Press Ganey Associates partners with more than 10,000 health care organizations to create and sustain high performing organizations, and, ultimately, improve the overall health care experience. "
target: PatientImpact LLC
PatientImpact LLC provides patient experience intelligence, comparative analysis, and strategic guidance services. It offers RealTime, Referral Physician Research, Employee Satisfaction Surveys, and Customer Service Training and Consulting Services.
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closed 6/19/2008 via Company Press Release

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, purchased a minority stake in Avatar International

synopsis: Media private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson announced that it has invested in Avatar International, a leading provider of patient-centric, quality improvement solutions for the healthcare industry.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe. "
target: Avatar International
Avatar International is a provider of intelligent and customizable survey based products. Avatar is defined by a drive to lead the healthcare industry by improving the quality of patient care, outcomes and employee morale through survey based products, consulting services and innovation.
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announced 5/23/2014 via BNC Analysis

Total Marketing Resource will be merged with Myers La Roche,

synopsis: Practice support organisations Myers La Roche and Total Marketing Resource have announced plans to merge. Myers La Roche has operated in practice sales and acquisitions, marketing and business consultancy since 1985, while Total Marketing Resource was founded in 1992, and specialised in retail optical training and practice improvement. initiatives.
buyer: Myers La Roche
Myers La Roche has operated in practice sales and acquisitions, marketing and business consultancy since 1985. Their customers are located in the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Spain, France, Australia and South Africa. "
target: Total Marketing Resource
Total Marketing Resource was founded in 1992, and specializes in retail optical training and practice improvement initiatives. They are based in Hampshire, UK.
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closed 6/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Contexo Media, LLC, acquired Medical Management Institute

synopsis: Contexo Media, a leading provider of public health and human services data and information announced the acquisition of The Medical Management Institute. MMI is a recognized leader in the medical coding field, dedicating its efforts to improving healthcare’s administrative accuracy and effectiveness.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Contexo Media, LLC
Contexo Media is a business-to-business information provider that delivers medical coding and reimbursement books and software to the medical billing industry. "
target: Medical Management Institute
The Medical Management Institute founded by Robert D. Keene Sr. and Fred F. Naus, has been dedicated to serving the medical coding industry for 20 years.
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closed 4/17/2008 via PR Newswire

Lab Manager Magazine, acquired Lab Manager Magazine

synopsis: LabX.com, the first business-to-business internet auction and marketplace for scientific products has acquired the print and digital publication Lab Manager Magazine(R) from Vicon Publishing, Inc., Amherst, NH . Vicon Publishing will continue to publish their other existing magazines.
buyer: Lab Manager Magazine
LabX has evolved as a highly specialized business-to-business marketplace where scientific equipment and supplies can be bought and sold. Over 150,000 lab professionals from all industries are members of LabX who use Labx.com to buy and sell analytical instruments and general laboratory equipment. "
target parent: Vicon Publishing, Inc.
target: Lab Manager Magazine
Lab Manager Magazine strives to provide the most current thinking and trends in all areas of laboratory management. The goal of the magazine is to help lab managers of every discipline balance good administrative practices with good science in order to promote scientific analysis and discovery.
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closed 3/27/2019 via Company Press Release

IGES Institut GmbH, acquired Device Access UK

synopsis: IGES Institut GmbH, a German research and consulting institution for health and infrastructure, has acquired a majority stake in Device Access, a UK-based company that helps medical device organizations execute successful market access strategies. Device Access helps organizations to understand all the strategic processes required to be successful.
buyer: IGES Institut GmbH
IGES is a German research and consulting institution for health and infrastructure. IGES offers creative solutions for questions in care, quality, financing, and competition in the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. The institute has conducted over 2,000 research and consulting projects. "
target: Device Access UK
Device Access is a UK-based company that helps medical device organizations execute successful market access strategies. Device Access helps organizations to understand all the internal and external strategic processes required to be successful.
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closed 3/6/2012 via Company Press Release

GfK Group, acquired Bridgehead International

synopsis: GfK, one of the world’s largest market research organizations, announced the full acquisition and integration of Bridgehead International – operating henceforth as GfK Bridgehead – a leading market access consultancy serving global companies in the pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics industries.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is one of the world’s largest research companies, with more than 11,000 experts working to discover new insights into the way people live, think and shop, in over 100 markets, every day. "
target: Bridgehead International
Bridgehead International is globally recognized for its expertise in market access strategy; pricing and reimbursement strategy; health economics and health technology assessment.
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closed 5/31/2006 via BusinessWire

National Research Corporation, acquired Governance Institute

synopsis: National Research Corporation, a leader in healthcare performance measurement and improvement, today announced the purchase of substantially all of the assets of The Governance Institute (TGI), a portfolio company of Housatonic Partners.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
Founded in 1981, National Research Corporation (NRC) has maintained a strong commitment to improving the quality of healthcare received by patients and consumers through a focus on continual improvement in patient experience and performance measurement within the healthcare industry. "
target parent: Housatonic Partners
target: Governance Institute
Recognized nationally as the preeminent source for unbiased governance knowledge, The Governance Institute conducts research studies, tracks healthcare industry trends, and showcases the best practices of leading healthcare boards across the country.
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closed 12/21/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Ability Network, Inc., acquired OCS HomeCare

synopsis: Ability Network, a leading healthcare technology company, announced it has acquired the OCS HomeCare and Hospice division from National Research Corporation. OCS analytics software services offer clinical outcomes improvement, hospitalization insight, and quality assurance benchmarking and reporting.
buyer parent: Summit Partners
buyer: Ability Network, Inc.
ABILITY® Network is a leading healthcare information technology company trusted by over 120,000 providers and payers across the continuum of care, providing a broad suite of innovative workflow services to help manage the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare. "
target parent: National Research Corporation
target: OCS HomeCare
OCS has established leadership in the healthcare industry by empowering clients with state-of-the-art business intelligence tools and the largest, most accurate national benchmarking data warehouse.
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closed 12/9/2014 via GlobeNewswire

National Research Corporation, acquired Digital Assent

synopsis: National Research Corporation announced the acquisition of Digital Assent and launch of its Reputation solution, which enables healthcare organizations to collect, display, and syndicate authentic patient ratings and reviews across owned and affiliated websites.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
National Research Corporation (NRC) has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. NRC's focus on empowering customer-centric healthcare across the continuum extends patient-centered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents, and other stakeholders. "
target: Digital Assent
Digital Assent is a healthcare technology company that helps physicians improve patient satisfaction and grow their online reputation. Their PatientPad® technology makes it easy for doctors to collect real-time feedback from patients while their experience is top of mind.
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closed 8/4/2010 via BusinessWire

National Research Corporation, acquired Outcome Concept Systems, Inc.

synopsis: National Research Corporation announced it has acquired, via stock purchase agreement, Outcome Concept Systems, Inc. (OCS), a privately-held healthcare informatics firm, in an all-cash transaction.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
Founded in 1981, National Research Corporation (NRC) has maintained a strong commitment to improving the quality of healthcare received by patients and consumers through a focus on continual improvement in patient experience and performance measurement within the healthcare industry. "
target: Outcome Concept Systems, Inc.
Outcome Concept Systems, Inc. (OCS) is a leading provider of clinical, financial and operational benchmarks and analytics to home care and hospice providers. OCS works with over 2,000 care providers throughout the United States and is based in Seattle, Washington.
price ($mm)[EV]
$14 [$18]
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$5
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3.6x
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closed 12/19/2008 via BusinessWire

My InnerView, Inc. merged with National Research Corporation,

synopsis: National Research Corporation announced the completion of the merger with My InnerView, Inc., a privately-held leading provider of quality and performance improvement solutions to the senior care profession, that was previously reported on November 26, 2008.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
Founded in 1981, National Research Corporation (NRC) has maintained a strong commitment to improving the quality of healthcare received by patients and consumers through a focus on continual improvement in patient experience and performance measurement within the healthcare industry. "
target: My InnerView, Inc.
My InnerView works with over 8,000 senior care providers throughout the United States, housing the largest dataset of senior care satisfaction metrics in the nation. The company has customers in all 50 states and has 19 of the top 20 largest nursing home companies as clients.
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closed 5/31/2006 via BusinessWire

National Research Corporation, acquired Governance Institute

synopsis: National Research Corporation, a leader in healthcare performance measurement and improvement, today announced the purchase of substantially all of the assets of The Governance Institute (TGI), a portfolio company of Housatonic Partners.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
Founded in 1981, National Research Corporation (NRC) has maintained a strong commitment to improving the quality of healthcare received by patients and consumers through a focus on continual improvement in patient experience and performance measurement within the healthcare industry. "
target parent: Housatonic Partners
target: Governance Institute
Recognized nationally as the preeminent source for unbiased governance knowledge, The Governance Institute conducts research studies, tracks healthcare industry trends, and showcases the best practices of leading healthcare boards across the country.
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closed 9/19/2005 via BusinessWire

National Research Corporation, acquired Geriatric Health Systems, LLC

synopsis: National Research Corporation, a leader in healthcare performance measurement, today announced the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Geriatric Health Systems, LLC (GHS), a healthcare survey research and analytics firm specializing in measuring health status, health risk and member satisfaction for health plans in the United States.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
Founded in 1981, National Research Corporation (NRC) has maintained a strong commitment to improving the quality of healthcare received by patients and consumers through a focus on continual improvement in patient experience and performance measurement within the healthcare industry. "
target: Geriatric Health Systems, LLC
GHS is a healthcare survey research firm specializing in quality improvement. Our turnkey survey and reporting systems are used by health plans, physician organizations and healthcare purchasers nationwide.
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closed 5/31/2006 via BusinessWire

National Research Corporation, acquired Governance Institute

synopsis: National Research Corporation, a leader in healthcare performance measurement and improvement, today announced the purchase of substantially all of the assets of The Governance Institute (TGI), a portfolio company of Housatonic Partners.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
Founded in 1981, National Research Corporation (NRC) has maintained a strong commitment to improving the quality of healthcare received by patients and consumers through a focus on continual improvement in patient experience and performance measurement within the healthcare industry. "
target parent: Housatonic Partners
target: Governance Institute
Recognized nationally as the preeminent source for unbiased governance knowledge, The Governance Institute conducts research studies, tracks healthcare industry trends, and showcases the best practices of leading healthcare boards across the country.
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announced 6/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Ares Management, L.P., Leonard Green & Partners, L.P., will acquire Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Press Ganey Associates, Inc., a provider of safety, quality, patient experience and workforce engagement solutions for healthcare organizations, will be acquired by Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. and affiliates of Ares Management Corporation. Press Ganey offers a suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey.
buyer: Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
buyer: Ares Management, L.P. (NYSE:ARES:$1,169.57)
Ares Management, L.P. is a publicly traded, leading global alternative asset manager. Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. is a private equity investment firm that partners with management teams and founders to invest in market-leading companies. "
target parent: EQT AB
target: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience, and workforce engagement.
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closed 10/21/2016 via BusinessWire

EQT, acquired Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations; Press Ganey Holdings, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition by private equity group EQT. Under the terms, Press Ganey shareholders will receive $40.50 in cash for each share of common stock.
buyer: EQT (EQT:$687.20)
EQT is a leading global private equity group with approximately EUR 29 billion in raised capital. EQT has portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership. "
target parent: Vestar Capital Partners
target: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey Holdings is a leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations across the continuum of care.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,234 [$2,370]
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$344
EBITDA ($mm)
$105
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6.9x
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22.7x
closed 1/2/2013 via Company Press Release

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired Morehead Associates

synopsis: Press Ganey Associates, Inc., a recognized leader in health care performance improvement, announced that it acquired Morehead Associates, Inc., one of the industry’s foremost employee and physician engagement firms. The acquisition strengthens Press Ganey’s comprehensive suite of patient experience solutions and services.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Recognized as a leader in performance improvement, Press Ganey partners with more than 10,000 health care organizations worldwide to create and sustain high performing organizations, and, ultimately, improve the overall health care experience. "
target: Morehead Associates
Morehead Associates helps leaders make better decisions and drive performance. They partner with healthcare organizations to create an engaged workforce, prioritize systemic changes, and align employees and physicians with business strategies.
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closed 3/12/2008 via Company Press Release

Vestar Capital Partners, acquired Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

synopsis: American Securities Capital Partners (ASCP) completed the sale of its interest in Press Ganey Associates after almost five years of partnership with the Company. The exit occurs after significant accomplishments by Press Ganey over this period.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners is a leading international private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. The firm's investment strategy is targeted towards companies in the U.S., Europe, and Japan with valuations in the $100 million to $5 billion range. "
target parent: American Securities Capital Partners
target: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey Associates is the health care industry’s leading independent vendor of satisfaction measurement and improvement services. Press Ganey assists health care facilities in collecting and using patient, resident, employee, and physician evaluations in their quality improvement initiatives.
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closed 5/3/2016 via BusinessWire

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired Avatar Solutions

synopsis: Press Ganey Holdings, Inc. announced the acquisition of Avatar International Holding Company and its subsidiary Avatar International LLC, a patient experience and employee engagement company. The company’s survey research programs have helped organizations advance their missions by capturing and mobilizing the feedback of key stakeholders.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey Holdings is a leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations across the continuum of care. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Avatar Solutions
Avatar Solutions’ survey research programs have helped organizations advance their missions by capturing and mobilizing the feedback of key stakeholders. Incorporating online data reporting technology and consultative support, their capabilities empower organizations to achieve lasting improvement.
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announced 8/29/2011 via BNC Analysis

The Riverside Company, will acquire Avatar International LLC

synopsis: The FTC granted early termination for Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS) to sell Avatar International to Riverside Capital. Avatar International LLC is the leader in providing quality improvement services to the healthcare industry. Its product suite integrates patient surveys, HCAHPS, employee surveys, physician surveys and more.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on acquiring growing enterprises valued at up to €200 million. The firm partners with strong management teams and enhances its investments through acquisitions and operational growth. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Avatar International LLC
Avatar International LLC is the leader in providing quality improvement services to the healthcare industry. Its product suite integrates patient surveys, HCAHPS, employee surveys, physician surveys and more.
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closed 11/30/2009 via Company Press Release

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired PatientImpact LLC

synopsis: PatientImpact has joined forces with Press Ganey to pair its e-mail and kiosk survey distribution methods with Press Ganey’s robust mail and telephone methods. In addition, PatientImpact’s at-a-glance graphical reporting capabilities will be incorporated with Press Ganey’s sophisticated analytics and extensive benchmarking resources.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Recognized as a leader in performance improvement for 25 years, Press Ganey Associates partners with more than 10,000 health care organizations to create and sustain high performing organizations, and, ultimately, improve the overall health care experience. "
target: PatientImpact LLC
PatientImpact LLC provides patient experience intelligence, comparative analysis, and strategic guidance services. It offers RealTime, Referral Physician Research, Employee Satisfaction Surveys, and Customer Service Training and Consulting Services.
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closed 6/19/2008 via Company Press Release

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, purchased a minority stake in Avatar International

synopsis: Media private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson announced that it has invested in Avatar International, a leading provider of patient-centric, quality improvement solutions for the healthcare industry.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe. "
target: Avatar International
Avatar International is a provider of intelligent and customizable survey based products. Avatar is defined by a drive to lead the healthcare industry by improving the quality of patient care, outcomes and employee morale through survey based products, consulting services and innovation.
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announced 8/29/2017 via PR Newswire

Optum, will acquire The Advisory Board Company

synopsis: The Advisory Board Company, a distinctive provider of research, technology and consulting to health care organizations and education institutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to sell its health care business to Optum, a leading health services company.
buyer parent: UnitedHealth Group
buyer: Optum
Optum is a health services and innovation company on a mission to help make the health system work better for everyone. They combine data and analytics with technology and expertise to power modern health care. "
target: The Advisory Board Company (ABCO:$799.15)
The Advisory Board Company is a best practices firm that uses a combination of research, technology and consulting to improve the performance of approximately 5,700 health care organizations and educational institutions.
price ($mm)
$1,300
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closed 5/14/2015 via PR Newswire

Decision Resources Group, acquired Healthcare Business Insights

synopsis: Decision Resources Group (DRG), a subsidiary of Piramal Enterprises Ltd., announced that it has acquired Healthcare Business Insights (HBI), a trusted provider of best practice research, training and services to more than 1,400 hospitals across the U.S. HBI's member-centric Academies enable hospitals to understand how to address critical issues.
buyer parent: Piramal Group
buyer: Decision Resources Group
Decision Resources Group offers best-in-class, high-value information and insights on critical issues within the healthcare industry. The top biopharmaceutical, medical technology and managed care companies rely on the Company’s predictive analytics to make fully informed decisions. "
target: Healthcare Business Insights
Healthcare Business Insights (HBI) is a leading provider of in-depth research and thoughtful insights across the core business functions found in hospitals and health systems nationwide. HBI's membership programs include Revenue Cycle, IT, Supply Chain and Cost & Quality.
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closed 5/3/2016 via BusinessWire

Bivarus, Inc., acquired The Jackson Group, Inc.

synopsis: Bivarus, Inc., a patient experience analytics company, announced that it has acquired The Jackson Group, Inc., a leading healthcare-focused measurement and consulting firm. The acquisition expands Bivarus’s offerings to capture and operationalize patient and employee insights for healthcare organizations.
buyer: Bivarus, Inc.
Bivarus brings a new science for measuring continuous quality improvement (CQI) and the patient experience to hospital-based outpatient service lines, community-based clinics, and large group practices. Their analytics platform gives healthcare leaders relevant data around patient experience. "
target: The Jackson Group, Inc.
The Jackson Group, Inc. commits itself and its resources to helping organizations through a wide array of solutions including employee surveys, customer satisfaction surveys, exit surveys, and community perceptions assessments.
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closed 12/5/2011 via Market Wire

Avatar International LLC, acquired HR Solutions International, Inc.

synopsis: Avatar International, a leading healthcare quality improvement firm, announced its acquisition of HR Solutions International, Inc., a human capital management consulting firm specializing in employee and physician engagement. The firm designs surveys and administers them primarily through email and web-based channels.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Avatar International LLC
Avatar International, a research and consulting company based in Orlando, Fla., specializes in Evidence Based Intelligent Surveys™ and Innovative Strategies™ to transform information into significant quality and efficiency of care improvement for the healthcare industry. "
target: HR Solutions International, Inc.
HR Solutions International designs surveys and administers them primarily through email and web-based channels. Customers access the data through an online reporting tool that provides detailed and customizable results as well as actionable recommendations.
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closed 9/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ancor Capital Partners, acquired STATinMed

synopsis: Ancor Capital Partners, a Dallas-based private equity firm, announces the acquisition of STATinMED Research, a leading medical technology company in the health economics and outcomes research industry. STATinMED provides research, consulting, and targeted communications to global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and health information companies.
buyer: Ancor Capital Partners
Ancor Capital Partners is an operations-oriented private equity firm focused on lower middle-market companies with EBITDA of $5-$15 million. Extensive operational experience gives the Ancor team a unique understanding of the critical business issues faced by lower middle-market companies. "
target: STATinMed
STATinMED Research provides research, consulting, and targeted communications to global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and health information companies. All STATinMED Research consultants hold academic positions with prestigious universities.
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closed 2/27/2019 via Company Press Release

CompuGroup Medical AG, acquired Qualizorg B.V.

synopsis: German CompuGroup Medical, the leading global eHealth provider, acquired 100% of Qualizorg. Qualizorg is a market leader in the Netherlands and manages various databases, offers customized projects and is behind the leading data collection and analysis tool Qualiview.
buyer: CompuGroup Medical AG (DB:COP:$1,158.07)
CompuGroup Medical is Germany's leading global eHealth provider. Their software and communications solutions assist doctors, dentists, hospitals, pharmacists, associations, networks and other service providers with workflow, diagnosis and therapy. "
target parent: Axivate Capital
target: Qualizorg B.V.
Qualizorg specializes in collecting, managing and providing insight into quality indicators in the healthcare industry. Qualizorg is a market leader in the Netherlands and manages various databases, offers customized projects and is behind the leading data collection and analysis tool Qualiview.
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closed 3/14/2017 via Company Press Release

Cressey & Co., Spectrum Equity, acquired Verisys Corporation

synopsis: Verisys Corporation, a leading provider of technology solutions and primary-source data on healthcare professionals and businesses, announced that Spectrum Equity, along with Cressey & Company and Verisys CEO John P. Benson, have made a significant growth equity investment in the Company.
buyer: Spectrum Equity
buyer: Cressey & Co.
Spectrum Equity is a leading growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support to innovative Internet, software and information services companies. Cressey & Company LP is a private investment firm focused exclusively on investing in and building leading healthcare businesses. "
target: Verisys Corporation
Verisys is the leading provider of health care credentialing services with the most current, accurate, and comprehensive data and technology tools. Since 1992, Verisys has been leading the health care industry by providing the highest quality data coupled with deep health care industry experience.
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closed 7/25/2018 via Company Press Release

The WIRB-Copernicus Group, acquired KMR Group

synopsis: WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG), the leading provider of solutions to measurably improve the quality and efficiency of clinical research, has acquired KMR Group, a global leader in the provision and analysis of benchmarking and other data for the biopharmaceutical industry.
buyer parent: Arsenal Capital Partners
buyer: The WIRB-Copernicus Group
WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG) is the world's leading provider of solutions to measurably improve the quality and efficiency of clinical research. WCG enables biopharmaceutical companies, CROs and institutions to accelerate the delivery of new treatments and therapies to patients. "
target: KMR Group
KMR Group is a global leader in the provision and analysis of benchmarking and other data for the biopharmaceutical industry. KMR offers leading-edge data, products, and services in the form of reports and on-line tools that inform client strategy and productivity as well as day-to-day operations.
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closed 12/10/2014 via Company Press Release

Cello Group, acquired Promedica, Inc

synopsis: Cello Group plc, the healthcare and consumer strategic marketing group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Worldwide Promedica Inc. Promedica is a San Francisco based market research firm serving pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
buyer: Cello Group (CLLL:$204.91)
Cello is a leading global insight and strategic marketing group with a primary focus on the pharmaceutical and health sectors in addition to deep expertise in a range of other high margin sectors. "
target: Promedica, Inc
Promedica’s mission is to provide primary marketing research in the area of new product planning with an exclusive focus on healthcare, and a client-side perspective. Their ultimate goal is to optimize client's marketing research investment and contribute to company’s success.
price ($mm)
$0.70
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2019 via Company Press Release

SPH Analytics, acquired DSS Research

synopsis: SPH Analytics has acquired DSS Research, creating the nation’s premier member experience measurement and analytics firm. DSS Research is a survey research firm that works with health plans, hospitals, accountable care organizations, and more to uncover insights about their business through survey research and advanced analytics.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: SPH Analytics
SPH Analytics, a leader in healthcare analytics and population health management, empowers clients to analyze and interpret their clinical, financial, and consumer experience data to maximize their performance. SPH’s solutions include Population Care, Population Value, and Population Engage. "
target: DSS Research
DSS Research is a survey research firm that works with more than 1,000 health plans, hospitals, accountable care organizations, home health agencies, dialysis centers, and Hospices to uncover insights about their business through survey research and advanced analytics.
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closed 3/9/2016 via PR Web

Relias Learning, acquired Assessment and Intelligence Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Relias Learning, the leader in online training and compliance solutions for the healthcare market, has completed the acquisition of Assessment & Intelligence Systems (AIS). AIS brings to Relias market-leading expertise in training for the minimum data set (MDS) requirements and the resident assessment instrument (RAI) patient assessment.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Relias Learning
Relias Learning provides an online training solution for the healthcare market. Relias offers unrivaled content, the ability for customers to create unique content including live training, and allows for the demonstration of skill and performance, all in a singular learning management system. "
target: Assessment and Intelligence Systems, Inc.
Assessment & Intelligence Systems (AIS)combines experience in healthcare and technology with in-depth knowledge of research based standards to provide unrivaled online learning solutions in the area of client assessments.
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