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closed 9/28/2006 via BusinessWire

Harte-Hanks, Inc, acquired Aberdeen Group

synopsis: Harte-Hanks, Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of AberdeenGroup, Inc. AberdeenGroup, Inc., is a Boston, MA-based provider of technology market research, intelligence, and demand generation services.
buyer: Harte-Hanks, Inc (NYSE:HHS:$394.15)
Harte-Hanks is a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company that provides marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to local, regional, national and international consumer and business-to-business marketers. "
target parent: TL Ventures
target: Aberdeen Group
AberdeenGroup, Inc. provides fact-based research and insights focused on the global, technology-driven value chain. Aberdeen’s benchmarking, market and solution assessments, sales acceleration programs, and conferences support Global 5000 value chain and technology executives.
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closed 6/5/2017 via BusinessWire

Bregal Sagemount, acquired Lux Research

synopsis: Bregal Sagemount, a leading private equity firm focused on growth-oriented investments, announced that it has acquired Lux Research, a leading provider of market intelligence services designed to help its global customer base drive growth through technology innovation.
buyer parent: Bregal Investments
buyer: Bregal Sagemount
Bregal Sagemount is a growth-focused private capital firm with $1.7 billion in committed capital. Founded in 2012, the firm provides flexible capital and strategic assistance to market-leading companies in high-growth sectors across a wide variety of transaction situations. "
target: Lux Research
Lux Research is a leading provider of market intelligence services, helping clients drive growth through technology innovation. Lux clients are empowered to make better, informed decisions today to ensure future success.
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closed 10/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Buyers Laboratory Inc., acquired InfoTrends, Inc.

synopsis: Buyers Laboratory, LLC, the leading provider of independent test based analytical information, competitive intelligence, sales enablement and related services to the global digital imaging industry, announced its acquisition of InfoTrends, a division of Questex LLC. and leading provider of strategic market analysis, research, and advisory services.
buyer parent: SFW Capital Partners
buyer: Buyers Laboratory Inc.
Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI) is the authoritative provider of test based analytical information, competitive intelligence and sales enablement to the digital imaging industry with a portfolio of products and services covering hardware, software, consumables and document management "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: InfoTrends, Inc.
InfoTrends, founded in 1991, helps technology vendors, their channels, and end customers understand market trends, grow their business, and improve their operations through a combination of deep subject matter expertise, innovative tools and data, and exceptional customer service.
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closed 4/14/2015 via PR Newswire

Halyard Capital, acquired Aberdeen Group

synopsis: Halyard Capital announced the acquisition of Harte Hanks Market Intelligence and The Aberdeen Group. Harte Hanks Market Intelligence is a trusted resource for data to drive marketing and sales. The Aberdeen Group provides research and content marketing solutions that technology industry marketers use to drive demand with their target customers.
buyer: Halyard Capital
Halyard is a lower-middle market private equity firm focused on creating value within companies in high- growth sectors. Halyard's sectors of focus include technology-enabled Business and Information Services, Digital Marketing and Data Analytics, IT Security/IT Infrastructure and Communications. "
target parent: Harte-Hanks, Inc.
target: Aberdeen Group
The Aberdeen Group provides research and content marketing solutions to drive demand with target customers. Harte Hanks Market Intelligence, part of The Aberdeen Group, is the technology industry's most trusted resource for data to drive marketing and sales.
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closed 3/30/2015 via GlobeNewswire

The Cadmus Group, Inc., acquired TecMarket Works

synopsis: The Cadmus Group, Inc. announced that it has concluded a deal to acquire evaluation and market research firm TecMarket Works' assets. Cadmus will now be supporting TecMarket Works' cutting-edge energy utility clients in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
buyer: The Cadmus Group, Inc.
Cadmus is an employee-owned consultancy committed to helping clients address complex challenges by applying diverse skills and experiences in a highly collaborative environment. By assisting clients in achieving their goals, Cadmus creates social and economic value today and for future generations. "
target: TecMarket Works
TecMarket Works is an evaluation and market research firm. TecMarket Works has earned a reputation as a pioneering evaluator of demand-side management programs.
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closed 9/15/2006 via

The Yankee Group, acquired Trendsmedia, Inc.

synopsis: Yankee Group Research Inc announced that it acquired Trendsmedia, Inc., a premier integrated media firm serving emerging technology markets. The acquisition will accelerate Yankee Group's growth and expand its reach in global connectivity issues, helping network builders, operators and users navigate revolutionary change.
buyer parent: Alta Communications
buyer: The Yankee Group
The Yankee Group is a global leader in communications and networking research and consulting. Spanning numerous industries, the company provides strategic planning assistance, technology and market forecasting, and cross-industry analysis to support a wide range of clients on a worldwide basis. "
target: Trendsmedia, Inc.
Trendsmedia is an integrated media firm serving emerging technology markets. Founded by media veterans, our mission is to help business and technology executives stay ahead of major technology trends that are likely to impact their businesses significantly within the next few years.
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closed 9/13/2016 via GlobeNewswire

AOTMP, acquired Mobilocity LLC

synopsis: AOTMP, the leader in telecom management practices and industry standards for enterprises and vendors, announced that it acquired various assets of Mobilocity LLC, which provides market research, conferences & events and a number of certification programs.
buyer parent: Evotem
buyer: AOTMP
AOTMP is a global leader providing telecom management best practices and industry standards for organizations and the vendors who support them. AOTMP solutions help enterprises drive performance, efficiency and productivity while significantly reducing costs. "
target: Mobilocity LLC
Mobilocity focuses on monitoring and analyzing emerging trends, technologies, and market behavior in mobile computing and wireless data communications devices, software, and services. Mobilocity looks at devices, applications, and services as well as wireless connectivity to those devices.
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closed 11/6/2013 via PR Newswire

UMS Advisory, Inc., acquired IWMSconnect

synopsis: UMS Advisory, Inc., a leading global management consulting firm, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of IWMSconnect, a globally recognized provider of advanced workplace technology research, program toolkits, and consultative services.
buyer: UMS Advisory, Inc.
UMS Advisory, a leading global management consulting firm, focuses on driving measurable performance improvements in Real Estate and Facilities Management (RE/FM) for blue chip companies. "
target: IWMSconnect
IWMSconnect is recognized for its advanced knowledge platform and experienced leadership team that provides the data, tools, and insights. Their sight is set to innovating how organizations solve for integrated workplace management system (IWMS) technology more efficiently.
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closed 12/21/2009 via BusinessWire

Gartner, Inc., acquired AMR Research

synopsis: Gartner, Inc., the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of AMR Research, Inc. AMR Research is a leading research and advisory services firm serving supply chain management and IT professionals.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. Gartner is the indispensable partner to 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations. "
target: AMR Research
AMR Research is the world’s leading independent research firm focused on the global supply chain and its supporting technologies. Founded in 1986 and privately held, AMR Research provides subscription advisory services and peer networking opportunities.
price ($mm)
$54
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$40
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1.6x
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closed 9/11/2007 via

YouGov plc, acquired Polimetrix

synopsis: YouGov, plc the UK's leading online market research company, will acquire Palo Alto-based Polimetrix, Inc., a leader in online polling in the US. YouGov acquired 32% of Polimetrix in December 2006 and will pay $24.1 million in cash and stock for the remaining 68% of Polimetrix that it does not currently own.
buyer: YouGov plc (AIM:YOU:$147.66)
YouGov is a professional market research agency pioneering the use of the Internet and information technology to collect higher-quality in-depth data for market research and public consultation. The sample for each survey is carefully selected and controlled. "
target: Polimetrix
Polimetrix conduct surveys through our PollingPoint website, which provides anyone interested with the opportunity to participate in interesting and serious polls on a variety of topics. PollingPoint also conducts surveys among its opt-in panelists via e-mail. Our only business is polling.
price ($mm)
$24*
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$2
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16.4x
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closed 3/30/2007 via PR Newswire

Harris Interactive, acquired MediaTransfer AG Netresearch and Consulting

synopsis: Harris Interactive has acquired MediaTransfer AG Netresearch & Consulting, a private European online research firm based in Hamburg, Germany which will provide access into the $2.2 billion German market research market - the fourth-largest in the world.
buyer: Harris Interactive (HPOL:$140.32)
Harris Interactive is the 12th largest and fastest-growing market research firm in the world. The company provides innovative research, insights and strategic advice to help its clients make more confident decisions which lead to measurable and enduring improvements in performance. "
target: MediaTransfer AG Netresearch and Consulting
MediaTransfer AG specializes in online market research. Worldwide online panels allow MediaTransfer AG to offer clients from many different industries such as consumer and durable goods, telecommunications, financial services and automobile international market research, one stop.
price ($mm)
$8.10
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$5
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2.0x
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closed 6/22/2007 via Company Press Release

VNU Media Measurement & Information, purchased a minority stake in NetRatings, Inc.

synopsis: The Nielsen Company and NetRatings, Inc. completed the previously announced merger of NetRatings with a wholly owned subsidiary of The Nielsen Company.
buyer parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
buyer: VNU Media Measurement & Information
VNU Media Measurement & Information: global leader in measuring the usage of media. Every day, thousands of companies around the world rely on the information of VNU Media Measurement & Information to help them improve their business performance. "
target parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
target: NetRatings, Inc.
NetRatings, Inc. delivers leading Internet media and market research solutions, marketed globally under the Nielsen//NetRatings brand. With high quality, technology-driven products and services, Nielsen//NetRatings is the global standard for Internet audience measurement.
price ($mm)
$306*
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$82
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$6
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closed 3/27/2006 via BusinessWire

Informed Balance merged with Sway, Inc.,

synopsis: Sway, Inc., a fast-growing, interactive marketing agency that builds social networks online, announced that it has merged with Informed Balance, a consulting firm which designs user experiences for global Fortune 500 companies.
buyer: Sway, Inc.
Sway creates innovative online experiences for businesses and their audiences. Through research, development and promotion, Sway creates measurable results that improve its clients' online presence, brand, and sales. "
target: Informed Balance
Informed Balance provides a host of online services such as Web strategy, usability and search engine optimization. The team of software engineers and user-centered designers balance market research, Web analytics and processes with the people side of the technology equation.
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closed 12/14/2015 via PR Newswire

Connexity, acquired Hitwise Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: Digital marketing company Connexity, Inc. has acquired Hitwise, a leader in large-scale online clickstream data collection and consumer behavioral analytics. Hitwise's broad, audience-based insights into consumer online behavioral trends bolsters Connexity's offering to marketers, agencies and publishers.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Connexity
Connexity, Inc. is a technology driven marketing solutions company that leverages almost twenty years of ecommerce expertise to enable retailers and brands to understand their consumers better, acquire new customers at a lower cost, and increase sales. "
target parent: Experian plc
target: Hitwise Pty. Ltd.
Hitwise is the leading online competitive intelligence service. Only Hitwise provides its 1,200 global clients with daily insights on how their customers interact with a broad range of competitive websites, and how their competitors use different tactics to attract online customers.
price ($mm)
$47
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$74
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closed 8/20/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Ebiquity plc, acquired Stratigent LLC

synopsis: Ebiquity has acquired all of the membership interests in Stratigent LLC, a US-based multi-channel analytics provider that helps its clients to measure and optimise their consumer communications and engagement, predominantly focused on 'owned' channels.
buyer: Ebiquity plc (AIM:EBQ:$90.17)
Ebiquity plc, through its subsidiaries, provides a range of business critical data, analysis, and consultancy services to advertisers, media owners, and public relations professionals in the United Kingdom and internationally. "
target: Stratigent LLC
Stratigent is the global leader in providing multi-channel analytics consulting to enterprise level brands. Stratigent focuses on transforming the way organizations leverage data to make business decisions in the digital analytics space.
price ($mm)
$4.00
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$4
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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:$2,038.49)
Ipsos is the second largest survey based research company in the world. Headquartered in Paris, it has offices in 64 countries and conducts research in more than 100 countries. Founded in 1975, it is still managed and controlled by research professionals. "
target: OTX
OTX is a global research and consulting firm (18th largest US) that specializes in providing a suite of multimedia research products to the marketing, entertainment and advertising communities.
price ($mm)[EV]
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closed 9/9/2009 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired KoreanClick

synopsis: The Nielsen Company announced that it has acquired KoreanClick, the leading Web measurement company in South Korea. Already setting the standard for Internet measurement in the fast growing Asia/Pacific region, Nielsen further extends its global leadership with this acquisition.
buyer parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
The Nielsen Company is world’s leading provider of marketing information, audience measurement, and business media products and services. Nielsen provides clients with the most complete view of their consumers and their markets. "
target: KoreanClick
KoreanClick collects and analyzes information regarding the behaviors of South Korean Internet users. Through these activities KoreanClick offers local and foreign companies information about the internet industry, media research results, consulting services and search engine marketing information.
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closed 4/19/2007 via PR Newswire

Experian Information Solutions, acquired Hitwise Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: Experian, the global information solutions company, has acquired Hitwise, a leading Internet marketing intelligence company, which helps clients monitor the performance of their websites and target their online advertising spend more effectively. The purchase price is approximately $240m and will be funded from Experian's existing cash resources.
buyer: Experian Information Solutions
Experian is a global leader in providing information solutions to organizations and consumers. It helps organizations find, develop and manage profitable customer relationships by providing information, decision-making solutions and processing services. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Hitwise Pty. Ltd.
Hitwise is the leading online competitive intelligence service. Only Hitwise provides its 1,200 global clients with daily insights on how their customers interact with a broad range of competitive websites, and how their competitors use different tactics to attract online customers.
price ($mm)
$240
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$40
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announced 5/11/2011 via Market Wire

e-Rewards, Inc., will acquire Conversition Strategies

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire Conversition Strategies, a pioneer in the Social Media Research industry. Its primary, EvoListen, collects data sourced from online social media outlets, filters the data collected, utilizes scientific sampling and weighting to report the results, and then formats it into quantitative data sets.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc. is a global leader in permission based digital data collection and reporting. With over 1000 employees worldwide, it operates a strong portfolio of brands including Research Now, e-Miles, and Peanut Labs. "
target: Conversition Strategies
Conversition Strategies is an online social media data collection company based in Toronto, Canada. Conversition listens to consumers by applying scientific principles to the collection and analysis of social media data.
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closed 10/8/2010 via Market Wire

e-Rewards, Inc., acquired Peanut Labs, Inc.

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc. announced the successful completion of its recently announced transaction to acquire Peanut Labs, Inc. ("Peanut Labs"). Effective immediately, Peanut Labs is a wholly-owned subsidiary of e-Rewards.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc., owns Research Now, a global online sampling and online data collection company, recognized for delivering high-quality panelists, high response rates, and industry-leading panel retention rates. "
target: Peanut Labs, Inc.
Peanut Labs enables companies to gather quality data for market research by embedding surveys into a large and diverse population of social media sites. Peanut Labs has grown its respondent pool from 20 million consumers in 2007 to over 240 million consumers to date.
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closed 12/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Aberdeen, acquired The Big Willow

synopsis: Aberdeen, provider of intent-based marketing and sales solutions, has acquired The Big Willow, the leader in buyer intent data science and intent-targeted digital advertising. The Big Willow gives companies first advantage by revealing Buyer Intent from daily web interactions.
buyer parent: Halyard Capital
buyer: Aberdeen
Aberdeen provides intent-based marketing and sales solutions that deliver performance improvements in advertising click through rates and sales pipeline resulting in a measurable ROI. Their intent data is the largest scale, most accurate and highly targeted in the market. "
target: The Big Willow
The Big Willow gives companies first advantage by revealing Buyer Intent from daily web interactions, putting users in front of clients who are most interested in purchasing products. Their proprietary technology reveals net new accounts, scores prospects, and serves ads targeted to their stage.
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closed 4/14/2015 via PR Newswire

Halyard Capital, acquired Aberdeen Group

synopsis: Halyard Capital announced the acquisition of Harte Hanks Market Intelligence and The Aberdeen Group. Harte Hanks Market Intelligence is a trusted resource for data to drive marketing and sales. The Aberdeen Group provides research and content marketing solutions that technology industry marketers use to drive demand with their target customers.
buyer: Halyard Capital
Halyard is a lower-middle market private equity firm focused on creating value within companies in high- growth sectors. Halyard's sectors of focus include technology-enabled Business and Information Services, Digital Marketing and Data Analytics, IT Security/IT Infrastructure and Communications. "
target parent: Harte-Hanks, Inc.
target: Aberdeen Group
The Aberdeen Group provides research and content marketing solutions to drive demand with target customers. Harte Hanks Market Intelligence, part of The Aberdeen Group, is the technology industry's most trusted resource for data to drive marketing and sales.
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closed 9/28/2006 via BusinessWire

Harte-Hanks, Inc, acquired Aberdeen Group

synopsis: Harte-Hanks, Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of AberdeenGroup, Inc. AberdeenGroup, Inc., is a Boston, MA-based provider of technology market research, intelligence, and demand generation services.
buyer: Harte-Hanks, Inc (NYSE:HHS:$394.15)
Harte-Hanks is a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company that provides marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to local, regional, national and international consumer and business-to-business marketers. "
target parent: TL Ventures
target: Aberdeen Group
AberdeenGroup, Inc. provides fact-based research and insights focused on the global, technology-driven value chain. Aberdeen’s benchmarking, market and solution assessments, sales acceleration programs, and conferences support Global 5000 value chain and technology executives.
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closed 9/22/2005 via BusinessWire

AberdeenGroup, Inc., acquired CYBERManagement Consulting Inc.

synopsis: AberdeenGroup, Inc., the leading provider of business research for global value chain executives, announces the acquisition of Toronto-based CYBERManagement Consulting Inc. William Mougayar, CYBERManagement's founder and president, has joined Aberdeen as Vice President & Research Services Director, Information Technology Strategy Agenda.
buyer parent: Harte-Hanks, Inc
buyer: AberdeenGroup, Inc.
AberdeenGroup, Inc. provides fact-based research and insights focused on the global, technology-driven value chain. Aberdeen’s benchmarking, market and solution assessments, sales acceleration programs, and conferences support Global 5000 value chain and technology executives. "
target: CYBERManagement Consulting Inc.
CYBERManagement Consulting Inc. is a management consulting and education firm covering the impact of technology on business strategy. Its product portfolio includes advisory, speaking, research, and publishing services, serving mid-size and large organizations globally.
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closed 3/2/2018 via GlobeNewswire

3Q Digital, acquired 3Q Digital

synopsis: Harte Hanks announced that it has sold 3Q Digital to an entity owned by certain former owners of the 3Q Digital business. 3Q Digital is a fully integrated digital marketing agency based in Silicon Valley that offers SEM, SEO, social advertising, display, mobile advertising, analytics, and business strategy.
buyer: 3Q Digital
3Q Digital is a fully integrated digital marketing agency based in Silicon Valley. They offer SEM, SEO, social advertising, display, mobile advertising, analytics, and business strategy. They work with the fastest-growing B2C, B2B, ecommerce, and lead gen clients in the U.S. "
target parent: Harte-Hanks, Inc.
target: 3Q Digital
3Q Digital is a fully integrated digital marketing agency based in Silicon Valley. They offer SEM, SEO, social advertising, display, mobile advertising, analytics, and business strategy. They work with the fastest-growing B2C, B2B, ecommerce, and lead gen clients in the U.S.
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closed 12/23/2016 via PR Newswire

Syncsort Incorporated, acquired Trillium Software

synopsis: Syncsort, the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Trillium Software, a global provider of data quality solutions. The combination will enable customers to seamlessly harness all their valuable data assets for greater business insights across the most demanding enterprise environments.
buyer parent: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
buyer: Syncsort Incorporated
Syncsort Incorporated provides enterprise software that allows organizations to collect, integrate, sort, and distribute more data in less time, with fewer resources and lower costs. Thousands of customers use Syncsort’s fast and secure software to optimize and offload data processing workloads. "
target parent: Harte-Hanks, Inc.
target: Trillium Software
Trillium Software is a leading, global enterprise data quality solutions provider. They have been recognized for their dedicated data quality focus and the strength of core data quality capabilities, including profiling, parsing, standardization and matching.
price ($mm)
$112
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closed 4/14/2015 via PR Newswire

Halyard Capital, acquired Aberdeen Group

synopsis: Halyard Capital announced the acquisition of Harte Hanks Market Intelligence and The Aberdeen Group. Harte Hanks Market Intelligence is a trusted resource for data to drive marketing and sales. The Aberdeen Group provides research and content marketing solutions that technology industry marketers use to drive demand with their target customers.
buyer: Halyard Capital
Halyard is a lower-middle market private equity firm focused on creating value within companies in high- growth sectors. Halyard's sectors of focus include technology-enabled Business and Information Services, Digital Marketing and Data Analytics, IT Security/IT Infrastructure and Communications. "
target parent: Harte-Hanks, Inc.
target: Aberdeen Group
The Aberdeen Group provides research and content marketing solutions to drive demand with target customers. Harte Hanks Market Intelligence, part of The Aberdeen Group, is the technology industry's most trusted resource for data to drive marketing and sales.
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closed 3/16/2015 via Market Wire

Harte-Hanks, Inc., acquired 3Q Digital

synopsis: Harte-Hanks, Inc. announced the acquisition of privately-owned 3Q Digital, a leading digital marketing agency. 3Q Digital offers unparalleled expertise in search marketing execution, primarily in paid search but also including paid social, paid mobile, and search engine optimization.
buyer: Harte-Hanks, Inc. (NYSE:HHS:$394.15)
Harte-Hanks, Inc. partners with clients to deliver relevant, connected and quality customer interactions. Their unique approach starts with discovery and learning; leading to customer journey mapping, creative and content development, analytics and data management. "
target: 3Q Digital
3Q Digital is a leading digital marketing agency headquartered in Silicon Valley. 3Q Digital has a strong track record of forging deep partnerships with innovative, growth-driven companies. Their services span across SEM, social, display, SEO, mobile, and video advertising.
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closed 9/27/2013 via BusinessWire

OpenGate Capital, acquired Pennysaver Publications Incorporated

synopsis: OpenGate Capital, a global private buyout firm, announced that it has completed the acquisition of PennySaver USA comprised of the Shoppers and PennySaver assets from Harte-Hanks, Inc. PennySaver USA provides print and digital, hyper-local marketing and advertising services to California-based and nationwide customers.
buyer: OpenGate Capital
OpenGate Capital, LLC is a global private investment firm specializing in the acquisition and operation of businesses seeking revitalization through growth and operational improvements. The OpenGate portfolio of wholly owned businesses generates $2 billion in revenue. "
target parent: Harte-Hanks, Inc.
target: Pennysaver Publications Incorporated
The Original PennySaver pioneered the weekly shopping guide has been dedicated to supporting local businesses and helping customers get more for their money. Now called PennySaverUSA.com, they are one of the largest direct mail shopping publications in the U.S.
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$23
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closed 1/2/2013 via BNC Analysis

Coda Media Corp., acquired TheFlyer.com

synopsis: Harte-Hanks has sold the assets of its Florida Shoppers operations, The Flyer®, to Coda Media Corp. for gross proceeds of approximately $2 million in the form of a secured promissory note, subject to working capital. Coda Media is a Tampa-based corporation owned by Dick Mandt, founder of The Flyer.
buyer: Coda Media Corp.
Coda Media Corp. is a Tampa-based corporation owned by Dick Mandt, who was the original founder of The Flyer. "
target parent: Harte-Hanks, Inc.
target: TheFlyer.com
TheFlyer.com is North America's largest publisher of advertising shoppers, reaching over 9.8 million households in California and Florida each week. They have a team of over 2,300 employees who are the best in industry.
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$2.00
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closed 9/1/2010 via Market Wire

Harte-Hanks, Inc., acquired Information Arts Ltd

synopsis: Harte-Hanks, Inc. announced that it acquired Information Arts (UK) Limited. Information Arts, based in High Wycombe in the United Kingdom, is a provider of data-driven marketing insight to business-to-business marketers across Europe -- and increasingly across the globe.
buyer: Harte-Hanks, Inc. (NYSE:HHS:$394.15)
Harte-Hanks® is a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company that provides multichannel direct and digital marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to a wide range of local, regional, national and international consumer and business-to-business marketers. "
target: Information Arts Ltd
Information Arts is the leader of insight-led business-to-business relationship marketing in Europe. Information Arts delivers a range of insight, data and database solutions within a high added value service to clients.
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closed 1/28/2008 via BusinessWire

Harte-Hanks, Inc, acquired Mason Zimbler

synopsis: Harte-Hanks, Inc. a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company, announced today its acquisition of Mason Zimbler Limited, a full-service integrated digital marketing agency specializing in the technology sector. Mason Zimbler is based in the United Kingdom.
buyer: Harte-Hanks, Inc (NYSE:HHS:$394.15)
Harte-Hanks is a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company that provides marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to local, regional, national and international consumer and business-to-business marketers. "
target: Mason Zimbler
Mason Zimbler is an integrated digital marketing agency that specialises in working with technology companies throughout Europe. The agency provides a full range of integrated digital marketing services including direct marketing, branding, website development, email lead generation and much more.
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closed 9/28/2006 via BusinessWire

Harte-Hanks, Inc, acquired Aberdeen Group

synopsis: Harte-Hanks, Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of AberdeenGroup, Inc. AberdeenGroup, Inc., is a Boston, MA-based provider of technology market research, intelligence, and demand generation services.
buyer: Harte-Hanks, Inc (NYSE:HHS:$394.15)
Harte-Hanks is a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company that provides marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to local, regional, national and international consumer and business-to-business marketers. "
target parent: TL Ventures
target: Aberdeen Group
AberdeenGroup, Inc. provides fact-based research and insights focused on the global, technology-driven value chain. Aberdeen’s benchmarking, market and solution assessments, sales acceleration programs, and conferences support Global 5000 value chain and technology executives.
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closed 7/31/2006 via BusinessWire

Harte-Hanks, Inc, acquired Global Address

synopsis: Harte-Hanks, Inc., a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company, announced that it has acquired Global Address, a United Kingdom-based company that provides global postal address data quality software and services incorporating standards for more than 230 nations and territories worldwide.
buyer: Harte-Hanks, Inc (NYSE:HHS:$394.15)
Harte-Hanks is a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company that provides marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to local, regional, national and international consumer and business-to-business marketers. "
target: Global Address
Global Address data quality specialists help global corporate clients manage their international data. Global Address software captures and cleanses name and address data for 230+ countries and territories and can append enhancements such as international geo-positioning and time-zone data.
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closed 6/13/2006 via BusinessWire

Trillium Software, acquired StepDot Software GmbH

synopsis: Harte Hanks Inc., a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company, today announced that it has acquired StepDot Software GmbH of Germany. Harte-Hanks further announced that it plans to integrate StepDot into its Trillium Software operations, and will now do business as Harte-Hanks Trillium Software - Germany GmbH.
buyer parent: Harte-Hanks, Inc
buyer: Trillium Software
Enables organization to achieve Total Data Quality by providing technologies and services providing global data profiling, data cleansing, enhancement, and data linking for e-business, customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, data warehouse, and etc. "
target: StepDot Software GmbH
StepDot, based in Böblingen, Germany, has been a value-added reseller specializing in data quality and integration solutions for Harte Hanks since 2002.
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closed 9/22/2005 via BusinessWire

AberdeenGroup, Inc., acquired CYBERManagement Consulting Inc.

synopsis: AberdeenGroup, Inc., the leading provider of business research for global value chain executives, announces the acquisition of Toronto-based CYBERManagement Consulting Inc. William Mougayar, CYBERManagement's founder and president, has joined Aberdeen as Vice President & Research Services Director, Information Technology Strategy Agenda.
buyer parent: Harte-Hanks, Inc
buyer: AberdeenGroup, Inc.
AberdeenGroup, Inc. provides fact-based research and insights focused on the global, technology-driven value chain. Aberdeen’s benchmarking, market and solution assessments, sales acceleration programs, and conferences support Global 5000 value chain and technology executives. "
target: CYBERManagement Consulting Inc.
CYBERManagement Consulting Inc. is a management consulting and education firm covering the impact of technology on business strategy. Its product portfolio includes advisory, speaking, research, and publishing services, serving mid-size and large organizations globally.
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closed 4/20/2005 via BusinessWire

Harte-Hanks, Inc, acquired Flyer Printing Company Inc.

synopsis: Harte-Hanks Inc. completed its previously announced acquisition of The Flyer from Flyer Printing Company Inc. The Flyer is a weekly shopper publication delivered by mail with circulation in excess of 900,000 in the Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla., metropolitan area.
buyer: Harte-Hanks, Inc (NYSE:HHS:$394.15)
Harte-Hanks is a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company that provides marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to local, regional, national and international consumer and business-to-business marketers. "
target: Flyer Printing Company Inc.
Flyer Printing Company Inc. publishes The Tampa Flyer, a weekly shopper publication delivered by mail with circulation in excess of 900,000 in the Tampa, Fla., metropolitan area.
price ($mm)
$66
rev ($mm)
$33
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/27/2004 via BusinessWire

Harte-Hanks, Inc, acquired Avellino Technologies Ltd.

synopsis: Harte-Hanks Inc. (NYSE:HHS) today announced that it has acquired Avellino Technologies Ltd., a leading provider of data profiling technology. The company further announced that it is combining Avellino's operations with the Trillium Software(tm) division of Harte-Hanks Inc.
buyer: Harte-Hanks, Inc (NYSE:HHS:$394.15)
Harte-Hanks is a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company that provides marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to local, regional, national and international consumer and business-to-business marketers. "
target: Avellino Technologies Ltd.
Avellino is an independent provider of enterprise solutions that enable organisations to integrate and migrate data, and manage data quality accurately and effectively. Avellino has set the standard for data profiling and analysis with its flagship software product, Avellino Discovery. Launched in
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closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Emerging Markets Property Group, purchased Philippines, Indonesia and Mexico Business from Lamudi

synopsis: Emerging Markets Property Group, the Dubai-based parent company of property portal Bayut, acquired Lamudi Global's operations in the Philippines, Indonesia and Mexico. Lamudi is an online real estate classified website focusing exclusively on the emerging markets.
buyer: Emerging Markets Property Group
Emerging Markets Property Group operates leading classifieds platforms in several countries, including Bayut.com in UAE, Zameen.com in Pakistan and BProperty.com in Bangladesh. Emerging Markets Property Group was formerly known as Zamzama Property Group. "
seller parent: Rocket Internet
seller: Lamudi
Lamudi is an online real estate classified website focusing exclusively on the emerging markets. The website offers sellers buyers, landlords and renters a secure and easy-to-use platform to find or list properties online.
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closed 5/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

HealthAssure, acquired FitMeIn

synopsis: Mumbai-based primary healthcare services aggregator HealthAssure has acquired New Delhi-based Pasta Lifestyle Solutions, which offers subscription-based fitness services to corporates via its brand FitMeIn. FitMeIn is an online multi-studio fitness membership that provides access to the best fitness studios and gyms across locations in Delhi/NCR.
buyer: HealthAssure
HealthAssure is India’s leading Primary Healthcare aggregator, with a network of 2500+ primary care centres across 850+ cities, bringing good health closer to you. "
target: FitMeIn
FitMeIn is an online multi-studio fitness membership that provides access to the best fitness studios and gyms across locations in Delhi/NCR.
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closed 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

localsearch, acquired Renovero

synopsis: Localsearch buys the Renovero artisan platform from TX Group (ex-Tamedia). renovero.ch is the Swiss internet marketplace where craftsmen and clients can be found. Clients, such as house owners and property managers, can publish descriptions of their orders here and automatically receive offers from interested tradesmen.
buyer parent: Swisscom
buyer: localsearch
localsearch is the leading digital agency for Swiss SMEs and operator of local.ch and search.ch. Their product portfolio supports companies in being found online, and attracting and retaining new customers. local.ch and search.ch are the most popular directory and booking platforms in Switzerland. "
target parent: TX Group AG
target: Renovero
renovero.ch is the Swiss internet marketplace where craftsmen and clients can be found. Clients, such as house owners and property managers, can publish descriptions of their orders here and automatically receive offers from interested tradesmen, which they can then easily compare.
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announced 4/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Emerging Markets Property Group, will purchase MENA and South Asia Businesses from OLX, Inc.

synopsis: Emerging Markets Property Group (EMPG), a leading property portal group in emerging markets, and OLX Group, Prosus’s global classifieds business, have announced their merger in Pakistan, Egypt, Lebanon and the UAE.
buyer: Emerging Markets Property Group
Emerging Markets Property Group operates leading classifieds platforms in several countries, including Bayut.com in UAE, Zameen.com in Pakistan and BProperty.com in Bangladesh. Emerging Markets Property Group was formerly known as Zamzama Property Group. "
seller parent: Naspers Ltd.
seller: OLX, Inc.
The merger includes the MENA and South Asia businesses of OLX. OLX Group is the online classifieds business of Prosus, a global consumer internet group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Prosus is majority-owned by Naspers.
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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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announced 4/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

INCLUSIVE Inc., will acquire Hirakata Tsushin

synopsis: INCLUSIVE Co., Ltd. has agreed to acquire all shares of morondo Co., Ltd., which operates “Hirakata Tsushin”. “Hirakata Tsushin” provides comprehensive information on living in Hirakata, Japan, for local users and visitors since the service launched in 2008. Hirakata Tsushin sends out information from a thorough Hirakata citizen’s perspective.
buyer: INCLUSIVE Inc. (TSE:7078:$15.33)
Based in Japan, Inclusive is a business development company that promotes digital transformation of publishers, TV companies and other media companies, and business companies. "
target: Hirakata Tsushin
“Hirakata Tsushin” operated by Morondo Co., Ltd., provides comprehensive information on living in Hirakata, Japan, for local users and visitors since the service launched in 2008. Hirakata Tsushin sends out information from a thorough Hirakata citizen’s perspective.
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closed 3/31/2020 via BusinessWire

Evaluate Ltd., acquired Black Swan Analysis

synopsis: Evaluate, a company that provides trusted commercial intelligence for the pharmaceutical industry, has acquired Black Swan Analysis, a unique analysis practice that provides a turnkey solution to companies that may be resource restricted with limited capacity to provide a robust valuation for their healthcare products.
buyer: Evaluate Ltd.
Evaluate provides trusted commercial intelligence for the pharmaceutical industry. They help their clients to refine and transform their understanding of the past, present and future of the global pharmaceutical market to drive better decisions. "
target: Black Swan Analysis
Based in the UK, Black Swan Analysis is a unique analysis practice that provides a turnkey solution to companies that may be resource restricted with limited capacity to provide a robust valuation for their healthcare products.
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announced 3/5/2020 via BusinessWire

NuCom Group, will acquire The Meet Group

synopsis: The Meet Group, Inc., a leading portfolio of mobile dating apps, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by ProSiebenSat.1's and General Atlantic’s joint company NuCom Group.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
buyer: NuCom Group
NuCom Group is the growth partner for consumer internet companies. They create global category leaders and accelerate the growth of their portfolio companies by adding marketing power, operational expertise and clear buy-and-build strategies. "
target: The Meet Group (MEET:$206.59)
The Meet Group is a fast-growing portfolio of mobile apps designed to meet the universal need for human connection. Using innovative products and sophisticated data science, The Meet Group keeps users engaged and originates untold numbers of casual chats, friendships, dates, and marriages.
price ($mm)[EV]
$482 [$496]
rev ($mm)
$212
EBITDA ($mm)
$33
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
15.4x
closed 3/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

Aurgi, acquired Autingo S.L.

synopsis: Aurgi has purchased Autingo from Sanz Clima Group. Autingo, based in Spain, is a digital platform for the sale of auto parts and booking auto repair services. Autingo unites motorists with workshops, ensuring speed and confidence.
buyer parent: GPF Capital
buyer: Aurgi
Aurgi (Anjana Investments) is a Spanish automotive mechanics chain that retails automotive spare parts and accessories. Aurgi currently has 71 autocentres in Spain. "
target parent: SANZ Clima
target: Autingo S.L.
Autingo, based in Spain, is a digital platform for the sale of auto parts and booking auto repair services. Autingo unites motorists with workshops, ensuring speed and confidence. Users can book their appointments with a network of workshops recommended by Autingo, with more than 3,000 in Spain.
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closed 2/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Garirbazar, acquired Motor-bazar

synopsis: Leading car-classified website in Bangladesh Motor-bazar was acquired by Garirbazar, one of the largest online automotive portals in the country. The two leading automotive portals have combined to become a more dominant powerhouse in the online car classifieds marketplace of Bangladesh.
buyer: Garirbazar
GarirBazar is the first online cars classifieds website in Bangladesh. Easily and quickly buy and sell cars, motorbikes and trucks in and Bangladesh. "
target: Motor-bazar
Motor-Bazar.com is an online car classified company in Bangladesh. Their aim is to be the leading online car classified company in Bangladesh and offer a unique online marketplace, where car buyers and sellers get together to achieve the best mutual outcomes.
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closed 2/26/2020 via Company Press Release

Frontier Digital Ventures, acquired iMyanmarHouse.com

synopsis: Frontier Digital Ventures, a Malaysian company focused on becoming the world leader in online classifieds businesses in emerging markets, has increased its stake in iMyanmarHouse.com from 42.6% to 52.6%. iMyanmarHouse.com is a property classifieds website in Myanmar. The platform offers over 350,000 properties that are available for sale or rent.
buyer: Frontier Digital Ventures (ASX:FDV:$10.12)
Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Frontier Digital Ventures is focused on becoming the world leader in online classifieds businesses in emerging markets. They are experts in the online classifieds space with a particular focus on property and automotive verticals and general classifieds websites. "
target: iMyanmarHouse.com
iMyanmarHouse.com is the No.1 property classifieds website in Myanmar. iMyanmarHouse.com connects buyers, real estate companies and general sellers all across Myanmar. The platform offers over 350,000 properties that are available for sale or rent.
price ($mm)
$0.93*
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.3x
EV / EBITDA
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.
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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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announced 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Binovi, will acquire ConnectMe

synopsis: Binovi (Eyecarrot) announced that it has entered into a share purchase agreement providing for the acquisition of ConnectMe. ConnectMe is a lead delivery and monetization Software As A Service (SAAS) solution developed by venture capitalist Raed Masri. The software-based sales solution enables customers to boost revenues while reducing sales operat
buyer: Binovi (TSXV:EYC:$0.52)
Binovi is a neuro-vision enhancement platform that is designed for vision optimization and the enhancement of cognitive skills related to human performance. Binovi helps improve the lives of the 1 in 4 individuals who suffer from some form of visual impairment besides acuity loss. "
target: ConnectMe
ConnectMe is a lead delivery and monetization Software As A Service (SAAS) solution developed by venture capitalist Raed Masri. The software-based sales solution enables customers to boost revenues while reducing sales operation costs.
price ($mm)
$4.31
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announced 2/12/2020 via BusinessWire

CoStar Group, will acquire RentPath, Inc.

synopsis: CoStar Group, Inc., the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces, will acquire RentPath, a provider of digital marketing for rental properties through a network of Internet listing websites, including Rent.com, ApartmentGuide.com, Rentals.com, and Lovely.com.
buyer: CoStar Group (CSGP:$1,463.14)
CoStar Group is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. The Group conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: RentPath, Inc.
RentPath’s provides digital marketing for rental properties through a network of websites, including Rent.com, ApartmentGuide.com, Rentals.com, and Lovely.com. The RentPath network of websites generated over 21 million monthly visits and almost 9 million monthly unique visitors in 2019.
price ($mm)
$588
rev ($mm)
$227
EBITDA ($mm)
$47
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
12.5x
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 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:$2,038.49)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is the third largest market research company in the world, present in 90 markets and employing more than 18,000 people. Their 75 business solutions are based on primary data coming from our surveys, social media monitoring, and qualitative or observational techniques. "
seller: MaritzCX
The acquisition includes the Mystery Shopping business of the Maritz group, one of the largest mystery shopping service providers in North America. Staffed by over 150 employees, Maritz’s Mystery Shopping business has been operating for over 35 years, mostly in North America.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mobiauto LTDA, acquired Sua Oficina Online

synopsis: Mobiauto, a company in the technology segment which is an online platform for buying and selling cars, has acquired Sua Oficina Online. Sua Oficina Online is an online platform that makes it possible to find the best-rated workshops located close to customers, and even carry out the price comparison and online diagnosis.
buyer: Mobiauto LTDA
Founded in 2019, Mobiauto is an online platform that intelligently and practically promotes the car buying and selling relationship in Brazil. The site has a clean design, which allows the search for ads by brand, model and geolocation, indicating the offers closest to the customer. "
target: Sua Oficina Online
Based in Brazil, Sua Oficina Online works to make life easier for car customers in the process of hiring automotive mechanic services. They believe that with more access to information customers can have more choice when it comes to finding a repair shop and having their car repaired.
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announced 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mahindra First Choice, will acquire CarandBike

synopsis: Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd, India’s number one multi-brand certified used car company, will acquire CarandBike.com from New Delhi Television, the most watched, credible and respected news network in India. CarandBike is an e-commerce platform for buying and selling new and used cars and bikes in India.
buyer parent: Mahindra Group
buyer: Mahindra First Choice
Mahindra First Choice is India’s number one multi-brand certified used car company. Mahindra First Choice sells high quality used cars to its customers with hassle free documentation & car transfers. The company has more than 1700 outlets in over 810 cities in India. "
target parent: New Delhi Television, Ltd.
target: CarandBike
CarandBike is an e-commerce platform for buying and selling new and used cars and bikes in India. CarandBike also strives to keep its users updated with the latest info from the global automotive industry. They list over 42 manufacturers and 336 models to help users to make an informed choice.
price ($mm)
$4.29
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Boats Group, acquired Annonces du Bateau

synopsis: Boats Group, the tech business behind the largest online marketplaces for boats and yachts in the world, has acquired Annonces du Bateau from CarBoat Media, the French leader in car, motorcycle and boat classifieds. Annonces du Bateau is a boat marketplace in France. Annonces du Bateau allows people to buy, rent, or sell boats anywhere in France.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Boats Group
Boats Group operates the largest online marketplaces for boats and yachts in the world. Boats Group makes it easy for people to buy and sell boats through their five industry-leading brands, YachtWorld, Boat Trader, boats.com, CosasDeBarcos and YachtCloser. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: Annonces du Bateau
Annonces du Bateau is a leading boat marketplace in France. Annonces du Bateau allows people to buy, rent, or sell boats anywhere in France. The platform has over 13,000 listed ads for boats from leading brands such as Quicksilver, Cranchi, Sea Ray, Bayliner, and more.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$458.15
EBIT ($mm)
$401.84
Net Income ($mm)
$1,166.19
Employees
21743
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Ticker: ENXTPA:IPS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ipsos S.A
Ipsos S.A
Ipsos ranks third in the global research industry. They have built a solid Group around a multi-specialist positioning – Media and advertising research; Marketing research; Client and employee relationship management; Opinion & social research; Mobile, Online, Offline data collection and delivery.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,038.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$212.27
EBIT ($mm)
$177.03
Net Income ($mm)
$110.88
Employees
17987
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Ticker: XTRA:GFK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GfK Group
GfK Group
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s long-standing data science experience.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,759.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$164.56
EBIT ($mm)
$84.18
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12926
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Ticker: Z
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zillow, Inc.
Zillow, Inc.
Zillow Group houses a portfolio of the largest real estate and home-related brands on the Web and mobile. The company's brands focus on all stages of the home lifecycle: renting, buying, selling, financing and home improvement.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,189.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$78.31
EBIT ($mm)
$7.54
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3334
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Ticker: TSE:2121
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mixi, Inc.
Mixi, Inc.
mixi, Inc. is an information technology (IT) company that has two business segments. The Social Net segment operates a Website for social networking services (SNSs) under the site name mixi. The Find Job! segment operates a job advertising site under the name Find Job!
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,098.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$236.69
EBIT ($mm)
$223.23
Net Income ($mm)
$144.76
Employees
960
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Ticker: SKLTF.PK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SEEK Ltd.
SEEK Ltd.
SEEK can help you achieve your career goals. We are Australia's most popular choice for advertisers searching for the right candidate, and job seekers looking for the right job. SEEK is owned and operated in Australia and also has offices across New Zealand and the UK.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$936.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$269.14
EBIT ($mm)
$253.13
Net Income ($mm)
$38.02
Employees
6000
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Ticker: CARS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cars.com
Cars.com
Cars.com is a leading two-sided digital automotive marketplace that creates meaningful connections between buyers and sellers. Cars.com empowers consumers with resources and information to make informed buying decisions. They offer pricing and research tools and a large database of consumer reviews.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$631.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$218.59
EBIT ($mm)
$155.89
Net Income ($mm)
$121.49
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:4298
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Proto Corp.
Proto Corporation provides information about new and pre-owned cars, motorcycles, and parts through magazines and the Internet. The Company also provides information such as restaurants, golf courses, and ski resorts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$565.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.52
EBIT ($mm)
$46.58
Net Income ($mm)
$44.31
Employees
1455
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Ticker: CARG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CarGurus
CarGurus is a global, online automotive marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of cars. The company uses proprietary technology, search algorithms and data analytics to bring trust and transparency to the automotive search experience and help users find great deals from top-rated dealers.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$556.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$34.51
EBIT ($mm)
$27.59
Net Income ($mm)
$41.43
Employees
732
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Ticker: UXIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uxin Limited
Uxin Limited
Uxin Limited is a leading national online used car dealer in China. Uxin’s mission is to enable people to buy the car of their choice, no matter where they are located or what their budget is.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$535.31
EBITDA ($mm)
($176.01)
EBIT ($mm)
($191.78)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12619
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Ticker: TSE:2178
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tri-Stage Inc.
Tri-Stage Inc.
Tri-Stage Inc. is principally engaged in the direct marketing support business. Its Direct Marketing Support segment is engaged in the provision of media advertisement spaces. The Direct Mail Agency Sending segment is engaged in the sending of direct mails and products.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$499.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.17
EBIT ($mm)
$3.60
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
345
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Ticker: LSE:ASCL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ascential plc
Ascential plc
Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy. Their information, insights, connections, data and digital tools solve customer problems in three disciplines, product design, marketing and sales.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$477.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$116.03
EBIT ($mm)
$70.58
Net Income ($mm)
$9.07
Employees
1644
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Ticker: RDFN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Redfin
Redfin is a customer-first real estate brokerage that represents people buying and selling homes. Founded and run by technologists, Redfin has a team of experienced, full-service real estate agents who are advocates, not salespeople, earning customer-satisfaction bonuses, not commissions.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$458.55
EBITDA ($mm)
($25.82)
EBIT ($mm)
($33.80)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2422
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