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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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closed 3/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Capita Resourcing, acquired ThirtyThree LLP

synopsis: Capita has announced the acquisition of ThirtyThree LLP, a leading employer branding and marketing agency. The London and Bristol based firm will join Capita Resourcing, one of the UK’s foremost recruitment businesses. ThirtyThree provides employer branding, research, employee engagement and digital media services.
buyer parent: Capita PLC
buyer: Capita Resourcing
Capita Resourcing is a UK leader in the areas of outsourced recruitment, specialist and large scale resourcing and executive recruitment. Internally, specialist business units provide a wide range of HR services from resourcing, training and development, and more. "
target: ThirtyThree LLP
ThirtyThree LLP provides employer branding and marketing solutions to organizations in the United Kingdom and internationally. It offers research and consulting services that help organizations to identify, develop, and promote their employer brands.
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announced 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Beyond Commerce, Inc., will acquire E.G. Insight

synopsis: Beyond Commerce, Inc., a provider of B2B internet marketing analytics, technologies, and services, will acquire all of the equity of E.G. Insight, Inc., a St. Paul, Minnesota based customer and provider of employee data analytics. Beyond Commerce will incorporate E.G. Insights offerings with its solutions to cross-sell to customers.
buyer: Beyond Commerce, Inc. (OTCPK:BYOC:$5.83)
Beyond Commerce is focused on the acquisition of big data companies in global B2B internet marketing analytics, technologies, and services. The company develops and deploys disruptive strategic software technology that builds on organic growth potential and exploits cross-selling opportunities. "
target: E.G. Insight
E.G. Insight helps organizations gather actionable feedback through employee data analytics, guiding leaders to confident business decisions that drive success. E.G. Insight's offerings include The Customer Review process, Employee Surveys, Market Studies, Talk2 Employee Interviews, and more.
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announced 11/26/2019 via PR Newswire

SilverLake, will acquire First Advantage Corporation

synopsis: Silver Lake, a global leader in technology investing, will acquire First Advantage, a global technology and information services leader in background check and drug screening solutions. First Advantage's services include background screening (criminal, education, employment), driver compliance, drug testing, and fingerprinting.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with over $43 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and operating professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London and Hong Kong. "
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: First Advantage Corporation (:$656.31)
First Advantage provides comprehensive background screening, identity, and information solutions that give employers and housing providers access to actionable information that results in faster, more accurate people decisions.
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closed 8/21/2007 via BusinessWire

Kenexa Corporation, acquired HRC Human Resources Consulting GmbH

synopsis: Kenexa, a leading provider of talent acquisition and retention solutions, has acquired Germany-based HRC Human Resources Consulting GmbH. The acquisition of HRC will provide additional proprietary content to Kenexa’s current survey and performance management offering and their offices will expand Kenexa’s geographical reach in mainland Europe.
buyer: Kenexa Corporation (KNXA:$282.94)
Kenexa Corporation provides outsourcing, employee research and software to help organizations more effectively recruit and retain a productive workforce. "
target: HRC Human Resources Consulting GmbH
Headquartered in Munich, HRC Human Resources Consulting GmbH (HRC) is one of the leading consultancies for business-orientated employee surveys in German-speaking countries.
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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 8/12/2020 via PR Newswire

Russell Reynolds Associates, acquired Workplace Analytics, LLC

synopsis: Russell Reynolds Associates has acquired Workplace Analytics, LLC, the academic-led provider of data-driven insights and analysis about corporate culture. The acquisition allows Russell Reynolds Associates to expands its culture assessment portfolio to assist companies in addressing issues and creating cultures that drive performance.
buyer: Russell Reynolds Associates
Russell Reynolds Associates is a global leadership advisory and search firm. The company helps clients build teams of transformational leaders who can meet modern challenges and anticipate the digital, economic, and political trends that are reshaping the global business environment. "
target: Workplace Analytics, LLC
Workplace Analytics is a provider of data-driven insights and analytics about corporate culture. The company's Cultural Analytics methodology utilizes analytic methods drawn from behavioral economics, social psychology, and advanced survey research to pinpoint where action on culture is most needed.
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closed 7/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Perceptyx, Inc., purchased Employee Insights Business from The Kantar Group

synopsis: Perceptyx, the leading employee survey and people analytics platform helping companies see the way forward, announced the acquisition of the Employee Insight business of Kantar, one of the largest data, insights, and consulting companies.
buyer: Perceptyx, Inc.
Perceptyx is the leading employee survey and people analytics platform helping companies see the way forward. Perceptyx has redefined the employee survey and people analytics industry, delivering enterprise-level employee surveys and people analytics to more than 30% of the Fortune 100 today. "
seller parent: Bain Capital
seller: The Kantar Group
The acquisition includes the Employee Insight business of Kantar. 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.
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closed 10/13/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Executive Networks, acquired Future Workplace

synopsis: Executive Networks, a provider of peer networking services, has acquired Future Workplace, an HR advisory and research firm. Through research, peer networks, and online courses via the award-winning Future Workplace Academy, Future Workplace provides continuing professional development opportunities for global HR, learning and talent professionals.
buyer: Executive Networks
Executive Networks is a provider of peer networking services. Executive Networks facilitate safe, and meaningful peer conversations for HR leaders that deliver accelerated, relevant insights and solutions. They help HR leads find networks that support their company’s strategy and growth plans. "
target: Future Workplace
Future Workplace is an HR advisory and research firm. Through research, peer networks, and online courses via the award-winning Future Workplace Academy, Future Workplace provides continuing professional development opportunities for global HR, learning, and talent professionals.
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closed 11/14/2007 via BusinessWire

PreVisor, acquired CraftSystems, Inc.

synopsis: PreVisor, a leader in pre-employment assessments and selection solutions that connect hiring decisions to business results, acquired talent assessments specialists CraftSystems, Inc. was founded 29 years ago by Dr. Larry L. Craft. CraftSystems has built a strong reputation for the technical and predictive strength of their assessments.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: PreVisor
PreVisor, a leading provider of on-demand pre-employment assessment software and employee selection solutions, helps organizations by connecting hiring decisions with business results. PreVisor’s assessment content accurately predicts on-the-job performance and supports fair hiring practices. "
target: CraftSystems, Inc.
CraftSystems, Inc. developed a unique questionnaire that specifically measured the drive and motivation that separated "Race Horses" from "Plow Horses," employing state-of-the-art technology to discourage applicants from "faking" the assessment to leave an unrealistically favorable impression.
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cancelled 4/17/2003 via BusinessWire

Kroll Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Accufacts Pre-employment Screening

synopsis: Kroll Inc. (Nasdaq: KROL), the global risk consulting company, announced today that Kroll Background America, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, has entered into an agreement to acquire Accufacts Pre-Employment Screening, Inc. (OTCBB: APES) for approximately $3.2 million in cash.
buyer parent: Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc.
buyer: Kroll Inc.
Kroll is the world’s foremost independent risk consulting company. For more than 30 years, Kroll has helped companies, government agencies and individuals reduce their exposure to risk and capitalize on business opportunities. "
target: Accufacts Pre-employment Screening
Accufacts performs various types of pre-employment background screenings and provides other human resources-related information to its clients.
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closed 12/15/2014 via BusinessWire

Mercer, LLC, acquired Denarius

synopsis: Mercer announced that it has acquired Denarius, a leading compensation and benefits survey and information products consulting firm based in Santiago, Chile. The acquisition further strengthens Mercer’s capabilities in Chile, building upon strong relationships the firm has with multinationals.
buyer parent: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
buyer: Mercer, LLC
Mercer is a global leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset–their people. Mercer’s 20,000 employees are based in more than 43 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries."
target: Denarius
Denarius is a company specialized in highly analytical and reliable high-level compensation surveys. Denarius has been very successful and is the leading company providing data on compensation of top executives in terms of sample size.
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closed 11/6/2014 via BusinessWire

Mercer, LLC, acquired AUSREM

synopsis: Mercer, a global leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments, announced its acquisition of Perth-based AUSREM, a leader in specialist remuneration research and workforce consulting in the utilities, mining and energy sectors.
buyer parent: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
buyer: Mercer, LLC
Mercer is a global leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset–their people. Mercer’s 20,000 employees are based in more than 43 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries."
target: AUSREM
AUSREM is a remuneration information and consultancy business, providing best practice remuneration services and advice to Australian businesses.
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announced 7/30/2010 via Company Press Release

Mercer, LLC, will acquire ORC Worldwide

synopsis: Mercer, LLC announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire ORC Worldwide, to become an unparalleled provider of global human resource intelligence and to further strengthen related international consulting, conference and educational services.
buyer parent: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
buyer: Mercer, LLC
Mercer is a leading global provider of consulting, outsourcing and investment services. Mercer works with clients to solve their most complex benefit and human capital issues, designing and helping manage health, retirement and other benefits. It is a leader in benefit outsourcing. "
target: ORC Worldwide
ORC provides data, advises on best practices, conducts benchmarking research studies, performs reviews, and designs and communicates compensation programs on every level. ORC blends high-quality, thoroughly researched data with decades of practical experience across a wide variety of industries.
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closed 4/6/2017 via BusinessWire

Gartner, Inc., acquired CEB Global

synopsis: Gartner, Inc., the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of CEB Inc., the industry leader in providing best practice and talent management insights.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. They deliver the technology-related insight necessary for their clients to make the right decisions, every day. "
target: CEB Global (CEB:$938.58)
CEB is a best practice insight and technology company. In partnership with leading organizations around the globe, CEB develop innovative solutions to drive corporate performance. CEB equips leaders at more than 10,000 companies with the intelligence to manage talent, customers and operations.
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$2,600 [$3,300]
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$950
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$200
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closed 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

erecruit, acquired Innovantage

synopsis: Erecruit, a global provider of enterprise software for staffing firms, has acquired Innovantage, the UK’s leading provider of real-time labour market intelligence. Innovantage tracks millions of live online job postings each month that are advertised across major job boards, as well as thousands of company websites,
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: erecruit
Erecruit is the leading innovator in enterprise staffing software, VMS and onboarding solutions for large staffing firms and employers. Erecruit uses modern technologies to provide a highly scalable and configurable solution that allows firms to put their clients at the heart of their businesses. "
target: Innovantage
Innovantage is the UK’s leading provider of real-time labour market intelligence. By tracking millions of live online job postings each month advertised across the UK’s major job boards and company websites, their software provides the most comprehensive analysis of recruitment demand in the UK.
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closed 3/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

Symphony Technology Group, acquired Innovantage

synopsis: Cardiff-based CorePlace Capital, together with long-term investor Finance Wales, has sold its stake in Innovantage to private equity firm Symphony Technology Group. Innovantage captures job postings from more than 150 job boards and 500,000 employer websites to provide recruiters with a picture of hiring trends across the employment market.
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a private equity firm with the strategic vision and capital to transform high-potential companies into definitive market leaders. STG sets companies on a path for success by providing a stable foundation and deep market intelligence. "
target parent: CorePlace Capital
target: Innovantage
Innovantage is the UK’s leading provider of real-time labour market intelligence. By tracking millions of live online job postings each month advertised across the UK’s major job boards and company websites, their software provides the most comprehensive analysis of recruitment demand in the UK.
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closed 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

MRI Software LLC, acquired Rental History Reports and Trusted Employees

synopsis: MRI Software LLC, a global leader in real estate software solutions, announced the acquisition of Rental History Reports and Trusted Employees, a provider of applicant screening platforms that focuses on the multifamily real estate industry and corporate employers. Their services include credit history, criminal history, eviction history, and more.
buyer parent: GI Partners
buyer: MRI Software LLC
MRI Software is a leading provider of innovative real estate software applications and hosted solutions. MRI's comprehensive and flexible technology platform coupled with an open and connected ecosystem meets the unique needs of real estate businesses from property-level management to analytics. "
target: Rental History Reports and Trusted Employees
Rental History Reports and Trusted Employees is a provider of applicant screening platforms that focuses on the multifamily real estate industry and corporate employers. Their services include credit history, criminal history, eviction history, employment verification, and rental references reports.
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closed 4/5/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Renovo Capital, LLC, acquired Global HR Research

synopsis: Patriot National, Inc., a leading provider of technology and outsourcing solutions to the insurance industry, announced that it sold Global HR Research (“Global HR”), a pre-hire intelligence solutions provider, to Renovo Capital, LLC.
buyer: Renovo Capital, LLC
Renovo Capital is a special situations private equity fund. Renovo is focused on partnering with business owners, entrepreneurs and management teams to invest in businesses undergoing varying degrees of operational, financial or market-driven change. "
target parent: Patriot National Insurance Group
target: Global HR Research
At Global HR Research, they deliver the most advanced, intuitive and diagnostic technology in the industry to help companies around the world find, select, assess, screen and hire quality candidates—in less time with less risk than ever before.
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closed 9/3/2013 via BusinessWire

Mercer, LLC, acquired Global Remuneration Solutions

synopsis: Mercer announced that it has acquired Global Remuneration Solutions Ltd. (GRS), a leading compensation and benefits survey data and rewards information provider headquartered in South Africa. GRS conducts compensation and benefits surveys in 36 countries across sub-Saharan Africa.
buyer parent: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
buyer: Mercer, LLC
Mercer is a global leader in human resource consulting, outsourcing and investment services. Mercer works with clients to solve their most complex benefit and human capital issues by designing, implementing and administering health, retirement and other benefit programs. "
target: Global Remuneration Solutions
Global Remuneration Solutions is a compensation survey house and rewards consulting firm. Headquartered in South Africa, GRS conducts compensation and benefit surveys across 36 sub-Saharan African countries and provides a wide range of compensation consulting and mobility consulting and products.
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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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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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announced 7/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

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

synopsis: Ipsos will acquire GfK Group's 4 global divisions of research: customer experience, experience innovation, health, and public affairs. Customer Experience is advising on customer satisfaction, Experience Innovation is research on user experience, Heath is research on health industry companies, and Public Affairs is research on public opinion.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,361.14)
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.
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$123
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closed 11/10/2016 via Company Press Release

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

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

Ipsos S.A, acquired RDA Group Inc.

synopsis: Ipsos announces the acquisition of RDA Group, a global provider of quality-tracking and customer-satisfaction studies serving the world’s largest auto manufacturers. RDA Group is an innovative, consultative process driven company, recognized for its ability to integrate data from multiple databases.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,361.14)
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
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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
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0.0x
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closed 3/22/2005 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: Ipsos Co-Chairmen Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot today announced the acquisition of the Chinese market research company, Guangdong General Marketing Research Company Ltd. (GDMR).
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,361.14)
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
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0.0x
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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.
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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
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closed 9/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Business Post, acquired Red C Research Ltd

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

Cint AB, will acquire GapFish GmbH

synopsis: Cint Group AB, the global software leader in digital insights gathering, entered into a definitive agreement and completed the acquisition of 91 per cent of the shares in GapFish GmbH. GapFish is a Berlin-based market research company that operates the world’s largest ISO-certified online panel community for the DACH region.
buyer parent: Nordic Capital
buyer: Cint AB (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.
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closed 2/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Astound Commerce, acquired Market Force Information, Inc.

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

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

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

Genius Brands International, Inc, will acquire ChizComm Ltd

synopsis: Genius Brands International, Inc., a global brand management company that creates and licenses multimedia entertainment content for children, is to acquire ChizComm Ltd., a leading North American marketing and media agency, as well as ChizComm Beacon Media, its best-in-class media research, planning and buying division.
buyer: Genius Brands International, Inc (GNUS:$6.59)
Genius Brands International, Inc. is a leading global kids media company developing, producing, marketing and licensing branded children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media and retail distribution. "
target: ChizComm Ltd
ChizComm is Canada's full-service marketing and communications agency, specializing in the strategy and execution of public relations, digital marketing, social media, and creative services. They cultivate long-lasting, impactful connections between consumers and brands across a range of industries.
price ($mm)
$13
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EV / EBITDA
closed 10/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Thesis Agency, acquired Bonfire Marketing

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

Corporate Document Services Ltd, acquired Simpleusability Ltd

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

Schlesinger Group, acquired 20|20 Research, Inc.

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

MaritzCX merged with InMoment, Inc,

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

Savanta, acquired Future Thinking

synopsis: Savanta has acquired the UK division of Future Thinking, a global data driven intelligence company that combines research with data science to produce actionable insight for clients, including Unilever, British Gas and LEGO.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Savanta
Based in London, Savanta's offerings include: data collection and analysis – with access to 100m respondents through its proprietary technology platform; bespoke research and consulting – consisting of tailored tools structured in industry and methodology practices; and intelligence products. "
target: Future Thinking
Future Thinking is a leading market research and data analytics company, renowned for helping clients maximize sales, revenue and profit, through a combination of qualitative and quantitative research; often analysed through the lens of data science and behavioral economics.
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closed 2/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Kantar Group, acquired Colmar Brunton Pty Limited

synopsis: Research and consulting company Kantar has acquired fellow research company Colmar Brunton in its first move since it was spun off from WPP. As part of the acquisition, Colmar Brunton, which specialises in sensory, customer and governmental research, will be fully integrated into Kantar and the brand retired in Australia. 
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: The Kantar Group
Kantar is home to some of the world's leading research, data and insights brands. They offer market research into the way people live, shop, vote, watch and tweet – in over a hundred countries worldwide. "
target: Colmar Brunton Pty Limited
Colmar Brunton is New Zealand's best known insights and market research agency. Colmar Brunton specialises in sensory, customer and governmental research, and operates from offices in Auckland and New Zealand.
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

InSites Consulting, acquired ABN Impact

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

Ironwood Insights Group, acquired Discovery Research Group

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

Bastion Collective, acquired dogsbollocks5

synopsis: Bastion Collective, the largest independent communications group in Australia, has acquired db5 (Dogsbollocks5), a consumer insights and strategy consultancy specializing in quantitative and qualitative research, brand strategy, innovation and communications.
buyer: Bastion Collective
Bastion Collective is a unique group of leading marketing and communications businesses that offer a powerful mix of expertise. "
target: dogsbollocks5
Dogsbollocks5 (db5) is a consumer insights and strategy consultancy specializing in quantitative and qualitative research, brand strategy, innovation and communications. At their core they believe the right data (big or otherwise) and insights are the key to transforming brands and businesses.
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GfK Group
GfK Group
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s long-standing data science experience.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,759.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$164.56
EBIT ($mm)
$84.18
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12926
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Ticker: AIM:NFC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next 15
Next 15
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$444.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$46.65
EBIT ($mm)
$18.80
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2183
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Ticker: SCOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
comScore, Inc.
comScore, Inc.
comScore, Inc. is a global leader in digital measurement and analytics, delivering insights on web, mobile and TV consumer behavior that enable clients to maximize the value of their digital investments.
year
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)
$6,361.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,224.00
EBIT ($mm)
$898.00
Net Income ($mm)
$691.00
Employees
43000
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Ticker: TSXV:INX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intouch Insight Inc.
Intouch Insight Inc.
Intouch Insight offers a complete portfolio of customer experience management (CEM) products and services that help global brands delight their customers, strengthen brand reputation and improve financial performance.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$13.75
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, public relations and other specialty communications services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$13,962.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,171.80
EBIT ($mm)
$1,956.50
Net Income ($mm)
$1,347.40
Employees
64100
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Ticker: TSE:2433
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Group companies are committed to providing optimized solutions for advertisers, media companies and content holders in Japan and internationally. The company provides planning, production, marketing, public relations, and other services related to advertising in various media.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$12,689.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$491.78
EBIT ($mm)
$351.82
Net Income ($mm)
$208.98
Employees
23939
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Ticker: SWX:DKSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,600.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$282.63
EBIT ($mm)
$240.86
Net Income ($mm)
$232.55
Employees
32996
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