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closed 10/4/2006 via BusinessWire

Lightspeed Research, purchased Forrester’s Ultimate Consumer Panel business from Forrester Research Inc.

synopsis: Lightspeed Research, a global interactive solutions provider to the marketing research industry, and Forrester Research, Inc., an independent technology and marketing research firm, announced that Lightspeed has acquired Forrester’s Ultimate Consumer Panel business.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Lightspeed Research
Lightspeed Research, WPP Company, provides rapid, reliable market research solutions through global online panels. Through its network of proprietary panels and accredited panel partners, Lightspeed Research provides access to household members across 34 countries around the world. "
seller: Forrester Research Inc. (FORR:$349.37)
Forrester Research identifies and analyzes trends in emerging technology and their impact on business. Forrester's WholeView(TM) Research, Strategic Services, and Events help $1 billion-plus clients understand how technology change affects their customers, strategy, and technology investment.
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closed 11/7/2011 via BNC Analysis

Market Probe, acquired Richard Day Research Inc.

synopsis: Market Probe has announced the acquisition of Richard Day Research Inc. (RDR), a specialist in financial services and pharmaceutical research based in Evanston, IL. RDR employs a range of methods from quantitative surveys of clients and prospects, to internal analyses of customer databases.
buyer: Market Probe
Market Probe is a global market research firm providing full-service strategic guidance and business solutions to major international companies. It specializes in customer satisfaction, employee and brand stakeholder marketing research, with in-house facilities for field services by Web and phone. "
target: Richard Day Research Inc.
Richard Day Research Inc. is a specialist in financial services and pharmaceutical research based in Evanston, IL. Its specialties include advanced analytics, brand support, data collection, general public surveys, marketing effectiveness & win/loss, qualitative research, and more.
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closed 10/28/2009 via PR Newswire

Equifax, Inc., acquired IXI Corporation

synopsis: Equifax Inc. confirmed that it has satisfied all closing conditions and has completed its acquisition of IXI Corporation, a leader in collecting, analyzing and delivering consumer wealth and asset data. IXI will now become part of Equifax's US Consumer Information Solutions (USCIS) unit.
buyer: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX:$3,914.90)
Equifax is a global leader in information technology that enables and secures global commerce with consumers and businesses. The company is one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data. "
target: IXI Corporation
For over 15 years, IXI has helped the nation's leading financial services and consumer marketing firms optimize marketing efforts, manage risk, identify growth markets, and enhance practice and performance management.
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closed 10/14/2009 via BusinessWire

Corporate Executive Board, acquired The Tower Group

synopsis: The Corporate Executive Board has announced the acquisition of TowerGroup, a leading financial services industry research and advisory firm. The combined organization will deepen the Corporate Executive Board’s financial services footprint in several of its target domain areas – most notably in technology and sales and marketing.
buyer: Corporate Executive Board (CEB:$938.58)
The Corporate Executive Board is the premier, network-based knowledge resource, providing the world's leading executives with the authoritative and timely guidance needed to excel in their roles, take decisive action and improve company performance. "
target parent: MasterCard Incorporated
target: The Tower Group
TowerGroup is the leading research and advisory services firm focused exclusively on the financial services industry. TowerGroup brings many of the world’s leading financial institutions a deeper understanding of the business and technology issues impacting their organizations.
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closed 11/2/2005 via BusinessWire

SNL Financial LC, acquired Regulatory Research Associates, Inc.

synopsis: SNL Financial LC has acquired leading utility research and analysis firm Regulatory Research Associates, Inc. (RRA). Founded in 1982 and based in Jersey City, NJ, RRA produces two subscription-based products that include access to its experienced team of analysts.
buyer: SNL Financial LC
SNL collects, standardizes and disseminates all relevant corporate, financial, market and M&A data -- plus news and analysis - for the Energy, Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Real Estate and Media & Communications industries. "
target: Regulatory Research Associates, Inc.
Regulatory Research Associates, Inc. is an independent research organization that provides comprehensive and timely research and consultation services to the investment, corporate, and regulatory communities regarding public utility regulation, and the electric utility.
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closed 6/22/2005 via PR Newswire

Institutional Shareholder Services, acquired Proxy Australia

synopsis: Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), the world's leading provider of proxy voting and corporate governance solutions, today announced that it has acquired Australia's leading specialist corporate governance research firm, Proxy Australia.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Institutional Shareholder Services
ISS is the world's leading provider of corporate governance and proxy voting solutions. ISS provides proxy research, voting services and corporate governance advisory services to financial institutions and corporations worldwide. "
target: Proxy Australia
Proxy Australia delivers governance information and analysis on S&P/ASX 200 entities for institutional investors. The firm currently covers over 200 Australian and 20 New Zealand companies and offers a database of five years of governance data on S&P/ASX 200 companies.
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closed 6/7/2004 via PR Newswire

Moody's Investors Service, acquired Interfax Rating Agency

synopsis: Moody's Investors Service announced today that it has taken a majority stake in the Moscow-based Interfax Rating Agency. Interfax is an affiliate of Interfax Information Services Group, the leading independent information services provider in Russia and other Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries.
buyer parent: Moody's Corporation
buyer: Moody's Investors Service
Moody's Investors Service, a leading global credit rating, research and risk analysis firm, publishes credit opinions, research, and ratings on fixed- income securities, issuers of securities and other credit obligations. Moody's is a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation MCO, which employs nearly 2,30 "
target parent: Interfax Information Services Group
target: Interfax Rating Agency
Moody's Interfax Rating Agency, a member of the Interfax Information Services Group, specializes in the assessment of credit risk in Russia. The agency rates financial institutions, regional administrations and non- financial enterprises. Moody's Interfax Rating Agency bases its ratings on a domest
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announced 6/30/2003 via Company Press Release

Open Solutions Inc., will purchase Liberty FiTECH Systems data processing subsidiary and the MANAGER GOLD product line from Liberty Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: Open Solutions Inc. (OSI) and Liberty Enterprises, Inc. have announced a strategic alliance to offer credit unions additional products and services. As part of this alliance, Open Solutions is acquiring the Liberty FiTECH Systems data processing subsidiary and the MANAGER GOLD product line.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Open Solutions Inc.
Open Solutions Inc. offers a fully featured strategic product platform that integrates core data processing applications, built on a single centralized Oracle relational database, with Internet banking, cash management, electronic commerce and lending management solutions. "
seller: Liberty Enterprises, Inc.
Liberty Enterprises, Inc. is the credit union movement's leading provider of payment systems, marketing services and technology solutions. A family- and employee-owned company, Liberty provides financial institutions with checks, card services, financial supplies, database marketing, creative servi
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closed 2/22/2002 via

synopsis: The acquisition of PlanEcon gives DRI-WEFA much more depth in its coverage of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet republics. Global Insight will integrate PlanEcon's capabilities into its macroeconomic, automotive and energy analysis to provide its customers with the most comprehensive, accurate and consistent global economic information.
buyer parent: The Thomson Corporation
buyer: DRI-WEFA
DRI-WEFA was created by the integration of DRI and WEFA, two of the most respected economic information companies in the world. DRI-WEFA provides the most comprehensive coverage of countries, regions and industries available from any source. DRI-WEFA brings a common analytical framework and a consi "
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closed 11/9/2015 via PR Newswire

NMG Consulting, acquired Flaspohler Research Group

synopsis: Specialist financial services consultancy NMG Consulting has acquired US-based Flaspohler Research Group, a company that has conducted surveys in 95 countries and a dozen languages. The company offers unique expertise in B2B, and is widely recognized for its work in Insurance and Reinsurance.
buyer: NMG Consulting
NMG Consulting is the leading multinational consultancy focusing solely on investments, insurance and reinsurance markets. NMG’s vertically integrated model – consulting backed by ‘information advantage’ from proprietary research – differentiates them from the competition. "
target: Flaspohler Research Group
Flaspohler Research Group, Inc. was founded in 1983 and has conducted surveys in 95 countries and a dozen languages. The company offers unique expertise in B2B, and is widely recognized for its work in Insurance and Reinsurance.
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closed 7/5/2016 via BusinessWire

Asset International, Inc., acquired Market Metrics, Inc.

synopsis: Asset International, the premier source for authentic business intelligence and actionable insight for the asset management community, announces the acquisition of Market Metrics from FactSet. Market Metrics is leading data and research firm for advisor-sold investments and insurance worldwide.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International (AI) provides critical data, business intelligence, and information services to the global investment management industry. AI delivers proprietary data and analytics, as well as marketing solutions that target global asset managers. "
target parent: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
target: Market Metrics, Inc.
Market Metrics is the leading market research firm in the United States focused on advisor-sold investments and insurance products. Market Metrics uses its vast, proprietary database of customer surveys to provide senior managers with the data they need to make strategic decisions.
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$165
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closed 6/2/2010 via GlobeNewswire

FactSet Research Systems Inc., acquired Market Metrics, Inc.

synopsis: FactSet Research Systems Inc., a leading provider of integrated financial information and analytical applications to the global investment community, announced that it has acquired Market Metrics, Inc., a market research firm focused on advisor-sold investments and insurance products.
buyer: FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS:$1,494.11)
FactSet combines integrated financial information, analytical applications, and client service to enhance the workflow and productivity of the global investment community. "
target: Market Metrics, Inc.
Market Metrics is the leading market research firm in the United States focused on advisor-sold investments and insurance products. Market Metrics uses its vast, proprietary database of customer surveys to provide senior managers with the data they need to make strategic decisions.
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closed 6/1/2010 via BusinessWire

RiskMetrics Group, Inc. merged with MSCI Inc.,

synopsis: MSCI Inc., announced that it has completed its acquisition of RiskMetrics Group, Inc., a leading provider of risk management and corporate governance products and services to the global financial community.
buyer: MSCI Inc. (MSCI:$1,476.56)
MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investment institutions worldwide. MSCI Inc. products include indices and portfolio risk and performance analytics for use in managing equity, fixed income and multi-asset class portfolios. "
target: RiskMetrics Group, Inc.
RiskMetrics provides expertise to the financial community through a broad range of research, analytics, data and other products and services. Formerly a division of JP Morgan, RiskMetrics Group became an independent company in 1998.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,380 [$1,456]
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$303
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$102
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closed 4/4/2007 via Company Press Release

SNL Financial LC, acquired Kagan Research LLC

synopsis: SNL Financial, the leading sector-focused provider of essential business intelligence to investment banks, money managers and corporations, today announced the acquisition of leading media research and analysis firm, Kagan Research.
buyer: SNL Financial LC
SNL collects, standardizes and disseminates all relevant corporate, financial, market and M&A data -- plus news and analysis - for the Energy, Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Real Estate and Media & Communications industries. "
target parent: MCG Capital Corporation
target: Kagan Research LLC
Kagan's consulting, publishing and data services provide exclusive benchmarking data and analysis, market advisories and long-range forecasts for TV, radio, cable, satellite, wireless, movie and sports sectors.
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closed 3/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Institutional Investor Inc., acquired Extel

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor has acquired Extel from WeConvene, and it will integrate Extel into its Institutional Investor Research business. Extel runs the annual independent survey of quality across the European equities investment community, providing an unparalleled data-set to help clients analyse and drive their market understanding.
buyer parent: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
buyer: Institutional Investor Inc.
Institutional Investor is a leading international business to business publisher, focused primarily on international finance. It publishes magazines, newsletters and journals as well as research, directories, books and maps. "
target parent: WeConvene
target: Extel
Extel conducts market studies across all three sides of the European Equities investment community, delivering a comprehensive range of rankings, market trends and sentiment insights. The Extel Survey is the largest study of its kind worldwide, with over 16,000 participants from 93 countries.
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closed 7/31/2019 via Company Press Release

CU Solutions Group, acquired MemberXP

synopsis: CU Solutions Group (CUSG), a credit union service organization, has acquired MemberXP. Providing a range of solutions that help credit unions incorporate member feedback and insights, the Software as a Service (SaaS)-based MemberXP supports CUSG’s strategic focus on member-centric credit union growth plans and marketing technology solutions.
buyer parent: Michigan Credit Union League
buyer: CU Solutions Group
CU Solutions Group is a credit union service organization that offers products and services in the areas of technology, marketing, HR performance, and strategic advisory, which include web services, mobile app solutions, digital advertising, Save To Win, Love My Credit Union Rewards, and more. "
target: MemberXP
MemberXP is a provider of credit union direct member feedback via mystery shopping. MemberXP provides actionable research to credit unions in their pursuit of brand differentiation via its omnichannel voice of member service with built-in member effort and promoter scoring.
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closed 3/18/2016 via BNC Analysis

Magicbricks.com, acquired Properji

synopsis: Realty portal Magicbricks.com has acquired property analysis platform Properji.com. Properji.com, which started its operation in 2013, has presence in Bengaluru. The startup provides detailed research to buyers and has prepared reports for about 100 projects.
buyer parent: Times of India Group
buyer: Magicbricks.com
Magicbricks.com is a leading realty portal and is owned by Magicbricks Realty Services Ltd which is a subsidiary of Times Internet Ltd, the digital arm of The Times of India Group. The portal has over 80,000 projects and over 1.2 million listings. "
target: Properji
Properji.com is property analysis platform. Properji.com, which started its operation in 2013, has presence in Bengaluru. The startup provides detailed research to buyers and has prepared reports for about 100 projects.
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closed 2/23/2010 via Company Press Release

Trepp, LLC, acquired Foresight Analytics LLC

synopsis: Trepp LLC announced it has agreed to acquire Foresight Analytics LLC, a privately held, California-based company. Foresight Analytics provides real estate analysis for commercial and residential real estate in both domestic and international markets on behalf of institutional investors, lenders and developers.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Trepp, LLC
Trepp, LLC is an established independent provider of commercial mortgage-backed security (CMBS) and commercial real estate information, analytics and technology in the securities and investment management industry. "
target: Foresight Analytics LLC
Foresight Analytics LLC is a California-based provider of real estate market consulting services. It focuses on real estate market analysis and forecasting, for commercial and residential product types, in both domestic and international markets.
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closed 1/28/2004 via BusinessWire

Capco, acquired Iverson Financial Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Capco, a global financial services and technology solutions provider, today announced the acquisition of Iverson Financial Systems, Inc. (Iverson), a leading provider of data management services for the financial services industry.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Capco
Capco is a leading global provider of integrated transformation services and solutions designed specifically for the financial services industry. "
target: Iverson Financial Systems, Inc.
Iverson Financial Systems, Inc. provides unparalleled market data management services for Wall Street's most demanding investment applications. The financial industry's largest, best-known companies - including 8 of the top 10 securities firms - rely on Iverson's highly reliable, timely data servic
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closed 5/2/2013 via BusinessWire

Market Strategies International, acquired Cogent Research LLC

synopsis: Market Strategies International announced that it has acquired Cambridge, MA-based Cogent Research, a market research and strategic consulting firm that specializes in the wealth management industry. Cogent Research founders and principals, John Meunier and Christy White, will co-manage Market Strategies’ new Syndicated Division.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Market Strategies International
Market Strategies International is a market research consultancy with deep expertise in communications, consumer goods, energy, financial services, healthcare, technology and wealth management. "
target: Cogent Research LLC
Cogent Research, founded in 1996, provides custom marketing research, syndicated research products, and evidence-based consulting to leading organizations in the financial services, life sciences and consumer goods industries.
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announced 11/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Forrester, will acquire SiriusDecisions, Inc.

synopsis: Forrester, a research and advisory firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SiriusDecisions. SiriusDecisions is a leading business-to-business research and advisory firm. They help companies by delivering actionable intelligence, transformative frameworks and guidance to elevate sales, marketing and product performance.
buyer: Forrester (FORR:$349.37)
Forrester is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. They work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester's unique insights are grounded in annual surveys, methodologies, and the wisdom of their clients. "
target: SiriusDecisions, Inc.
SiriusDecisions is a leading business-to-business (B2B) advisory firm. They help B2B companies worldwide by delivering the actionable intelligence, transformative frameworks and expert guidance that equip executives to modernize and elevate sales, marketing and product performance.
price ($mm)
$245
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Forrester, acquired GlimpzIt

synopsis: Forrester, one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world, announced it has acquired GlimpzIt, an artificial intelligence and machine-learning provider based in San Francisco. GlimpzIt's customer Intelligence platform analyzes unstructured data, enabling brands to build offerings that resonate with their customers.
buyer: Forrester (FORR:$349.37)
Forrester is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. They work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester's unique insights are grounded in annual surveys, methodologies, and the wisdom of their clients. "
target: GlimpzIt
GlimpzIt is AI for Customer Intelligence. Their customer Intelligence platform analyzes unstructured data (pictures, videos and text), enabling brands to build personalized offerings that resonate with their customers on a emotional level.
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Forrester, acquired FeedbackNow

synopsis: Forrester, one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world, announced that it has acquired FeedbackNow, a maker of physical buttons and monitoring software that companies deploy to measure, analyze, and improve customer experience.
buyer: Forrester (FORR:$349.37)
Forrester is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. They work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester's unique insights are grounded in annual surveys, methodologies, and the wisdom of their clients. "
target: FeedbackNow
Based in Switzerland, FeedbackNow is a fast growing start-up offering the solution to measure client satisfaction in real-time. FeedbackNow was founded on a simple idea: Improving service in airports, stores, hotels, restaurants, on the basis of direct client feedback.
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closed 5/12/2011 via BusinessWire

Forrester Research Inc., acquired Springboard Research

synopsis: Forrester Research, Inc., an independent research company that provides pragmatic and forward-thinking advice to global leaders in business and technology, has acquired Springboard Research. Springboard is a provider of research and advisory services focused on Asia Pacific and emerging markets.
buyer: Forrester Research Inc. (FORR:$349.37)
Forrester Research is an independent research company that provides pragmatic and forward-thinking advice to global leaders in business and technology. It works with professionals in 19 key roles at major companies providing proprietary research, customer insight, consulting, events, and more. "
target parent: Knowledge Platform
target: Springboard Research
Springboard Research is a next-generation IT market research and advisory firm. Springboard leverages its pioneering research model to deliver greater agility and flexibility in IT market research and helps its clients lead, rather than follow, market trends.
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closed 7/31/2008 via BusinessWire

Forrester Research Inc., acquired JupiterResearch

synopsis: Forrester Research, Inc. has acquired JupiterResearch, LLC, and its parent company, JUPR Holdings, Inc., from MCG Capital Corporation for $23 million in cash plus assumed liabilities, subject to post-closing adjustments, in a strategic purchase that complements Forrester’s syndicated business model.
buyer: Forrester Research Inc. (FORR:$349.37)
Forrester Research identifies and analyzes trends in emerging technology and their impact on business. Forrester's WholeView(TM) Research, Strategic Services, and Events help $1 billion-plus clients understand how technology change affects their customers, strategy, and technology investment. "
target parent: MCG Credit Corporation
target: JupiterResearch
JupiterResearch provides unbiased research, analysis and advice, backed by proprietary data, to help companies profit from the impact of the Internet and emerging consumer technologies on their business.
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$22
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closed 10/4/2006 via BusinessWire

Lightspeed Research, purchased Forrester’s Ultimate Consumer Panel business from Forrester Research Inc.

synopsis: Lightspeed Research, a global interactive solutions provider to the marketing research industry, and Forrester Research, Inc., an independent technology and marketing research firm, announced that Lightspeed has acquired Forrester’s Ultimate Consumer Panel business.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Lightspeed Research
Lightspeed Research, WPP Company, provides rapid, reliable market research solutions through global online panels. Through its network of proprietary panels and accredited panel partners, Lightspeed Research provides access to household members across 34 countries around the world. "
seller: Forrester Research Inc. (FORR:$349.37)
Forrester Research identifies and analyzes trends in emerging technology and their impact on business. Forrester's WholeView(TM) Research, Strategic Services, and Events help $1 billion-plus clients understand how technology change affects their customers, strategy, and technology investment.
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closed 4/10/2007 via BusinessWire

Lightspeed Research, acquired Foresight International, Inc.

synopsis: Lightspeed Research, an interactive data solutions provider to the marketing research industry based in Lake Zurich, Illinois. has completed the purchase of Foresight International, Inc., a global provider of innovative employee satisfaction solutions.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Lightspeed Research
Lightspeed Research, WPP Company, provides rapid, reliable market research solutions through global online panels. Through its network of proprietary panels and accredited panel partners, Lightspeed Research provides access to household members across 34 countries around the world. "
target: Foresight International, Inc.
Foresight International is a leader in the survey research and survey software industry. Foresight enjoys a worldwide reputation for quality, innovation, customer-focused professional service and leading-edge online software offerings at competitive price levels.
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closed 10/4/2006 via BusinessWire

Lightspeed Research, purchased Forrester’s Ultimate Consumer Panel business from Forrester Research Inc.

synopsis: Lightspeed Research, a global interactive solutions provider to the marketing research industry, and Forrester Research, Inc., an independent technology and marketing research firm, announced that Lightspeed has acquired Forrester’s Ultimate Consumer Panel business.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Lightspeed Research
Lightspeed Research, WPP Company, provides rapid, reliable market research solutions through global online panels. Through its network of proprietary panels and accredited panel partners, Lightspeed Research provides access to household members across 34 countries around the world. "
seller: Forrester Research Inc. (FORR:$349.37)
Forrester Research identifies and analyzes trends in emerging technology and their impact on business. Forrester's WholeView(TM) Research, Strategic Services, and Events help $1 billion-plus clients understand how technology change affects their customers, strategy, and technology investment.
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announced 12/15/2009 via Capital IQ

e-Rewards, Inc., will acquire Research Now Plc

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc., the United States' largest online market research panel provider, announced that it has reached an agreement on the terms of a Recommended Acquisition of Research Now PLC, one of the research industry's leading international online fieldwork and panel firms.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc. is the world's largest "by-invitation-only" online research panel provider, serving nearly 1,000 market research clients. With millions of participating panelists, the e-Rewards® Opinion Panels provide research firms with quality respondents. "
target: Research Now Plc
Research Now is one of the leading international online fieldwork and panel specialists to the global market research industry and some of the world's best known companies with offices in London, Paris, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, Athens, New York, San Francisco, and elsewhere.
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closed 7/14/2009 via BusinessWire

Allegiance, Inc., acquired Inquisite, Inc.

synopsis: Allegiance, Inc., a leading provider of voice-of-the-customer (VOC) solutions that help companies capitalize on customer and employee engagement, announced that it has acquired Inquisite, an innovative provider of online survey software based in Austin, Texas.
buyer: Allegiance, Inc.
Allegiance, Inc. provides Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM) solutions that help organizations drive growth and increase profitability through improved customer and employee loyalty and engagement. "
target: Inquisite, Inc.
Inquisite is an easy to use web survey software system that allows non-technical users the ability to easily manage their own web-based surveys.
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closed 10/8/2008 via

Greenfield Online, Inc. merged with Microsoft Corporation,

synopsis: Greenfield Online, Inc. announced that it entered into a merger agreement to be acquired by Microsoft Corporation, via a cash tender offer for $17.50 per share in a transaction valued at approximately $486 million.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: Greenfield Online, Inc.
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy; and helping companies better understand their customer.
price ($mm)[EV]
$461 [$396]
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$138
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$26
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3.1x
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16.0x
closed 12/22/2006 via

MarketingExperiments.com, acquired MarketingSherpa, Inc.

synopsis: MarketingExperiments.com, a research firm that conducts real-time marketing experiments, is acquiring MarketingSherpa, Inc., a research firm that publishes marketing case studies and benchmark data. The two research firms will function as separate but close partners.
buyer: MarketingExperiments.com
MarketingExperiments.com conducts real-time marketing campaign tests with research partners such as the New York Times, Reuters Group, and Encyclopedia Britannica. Research areas include e-commerce marketing, e-mail marketing, online advertising, search engine marketing, and subscription marketing. "
target: MarketingSherpa, Inc.
MarketingSherpa is a research firm publishing practical case studies and benchmark guides for marketing professionals. Topics covered include exclusive data and proven tactics in business-to-business marketing, e-commerce marketing, e-mail marketing, telemarketing, public relations.
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closed 6/19/2006 via BusinessWire

Austin Ventures, L.P., acquired Perseus Development Corporation

synopsis: Austin Ventures ("AV") today announced the acquisitions of Perseus Development Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise feedback management (EFM) solutions, and WebSurveyor, a leading provider of online survey tools for business professionals.
buyer: Austin Ventures, L.P.
Austin Ventures has worked with talented entrepreneurs to build valuable companies for nearly twenty-five years. With $3.9 billion under management, AV is the most active venture capital and growth equity firm in Texas and one of the most established in the nation. "
target: Perseus Development Corporation
Perseus is leading the transition from web survey software to Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM) solutions that help organizations better understand their world.
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closed 4/7/2005 via PR Newswire

Greenfield Online, Inc., acquired Ciao AG

synopsis: Greenfield Online, Inc, a leading provider of Internet survey solutions to marketing research and consulting companies, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Munich-based Ciao AG for aggregate consideration valued at approximately $154 million USD.
buyer: Greenfield Online, Inc. (SRVY:$0.00)
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy; and helping companies better understand their customer."
target: Ciao AG
Ciao GmbH is a global digital media and market research services company. The company's properties and services for consumers and businesses reside in two main areas: Comparison Shopping and Internet Survey Solutions
price ($mm)
$153
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
6.2x
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15.4x
closed 9/16/2004 via BNC Analysis

Keynote Systems, Inc., acquired Vividence Corp.

synopsis: Keynote Systems Inc., a Web site performance measurement company, said Thursday that it completed the acquisition of Vividence Corp., a privately-held online customer research company, for $20 million in cash.
buyer: Keynote Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1995, Keynote Systems is the worldwide leader in services that improve online business performance and communications technologies. Keynote helps approximately 2,300 corporate customers and 11,000 individual subscribers become "the best of the best" online. "
target: Vividence Corp.
For marketers and executives making high-stakes business decisions, Vividence delivers groundbreaking research and actionable insight into online customer experiences, market trends, and industry strategies.
price ($mm)
$20
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announced 8/28/2008 via PR Newswire

In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd., will acquire NCI Mobility LLP

synopsis: In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd. announced that it will acquire NCI Mobility LLP of Chicago, IL. Both NCI and In-Touch provide mobile data capture and brand research programs to Fortune 5000 business-to-consumer companies in the United States.
buyer: In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd. (TSXV:INX:$13.75)
In-Touch provides integrated solutions for custom data capture and mobile marketing solutions for global enterprise customers. Our wide range of interactive data capture products includes the interactive marketing kiosk, mobile tablets and PDAs, web-based solution, and Interactive Voice Response. "
target: NCI Mobility LLP
NCI Mobility is the expert in event marketing technology. Our client-focused approach combines customized and branded consumer data capture and mobile marketing applications with interactive devices, such as touch-screen kiosks, ultra mobile PCs, and mobile phones.
price ($mm)
$0.08
rev ($mm)
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closed 11/9/2011 via BNC Analysis

MetrixLab, acquired CRM Metrix

synopsis: Online research firm MetrixLab has bought digital marketing analytics specialist CRM Metrix, creating a combined digital marketing research business of over €30m in annual revenues. MetrixLab works primarily in the areas of new product development, brand communication, e-business performance and customer satisfaction measurement.
buyer: MetrixLab
MetrixLab is a global Online Market Research company, specializing in the areas of New Product Development, Brand Communication, E-Business Performance and Satisfaction Research. MetrixLab has grown to be one of Europe's leading online market research companies. "
target: CRM Metrix
CRM Metrix is the only global company offering digital market research solutions with extensive global experience. It offers a full range of digital market research solutions to help clients make the best decisions at all stages of the digital marketing development process.
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closed 10/6/2009 via PR Newswire

Knowledge Networks, acquired Dimestore Media, Inc.

synopsis: Knowledge Networks has acquired Dimestore Media, whose unique, proprietary technology enables marketers to measure the effectiveness of digital advertising by adding engaging surveys to online content as consumers engage in various digital media across the Internet.
buyer: Knowledge Networks
Knowledge Networks specializes in solving complex, high-impact problems. They work closely with clients to create healthy consumer-brand connections, effective marketing and advertising, sound public policies, and accurate social science research. "
target: Dimestore Media, Inc.
Dimestore Media enhances video and other advertising by wrapping ads in a casual game format that can be configured to test attentiveness and brand response or purchase intent and direct response.
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closed 7/7/2009 via PR Newswire

Q Interactive, acquired Postmaster Direct

synopsis: Q Interactive, a performance-based advertising network, announced the acquisition of Postmaster Direct,, a pioneer of double opt-in permission based email marketing, from Authentic Response, Inc. The purchase of Postmaster Direct will add high quality publishers and advertisers to Q Interactive's growing email advertising network.
buyer parent: Intrepid Investments, LLC
buyer: Q Interactive
Q Interactive provides digital marketing that help advertisers reach their target consumers and publishers better monetize their online audience. Q Interactive optimizes its services across a broad advertising network using a unique combination of behavioral, demographic and transactional data. "
target parent: Authentic Response, Inc.
target: Postmaster Direct
Since 1998, Authentic Response has led the market research industry with best of breed solutions for global online sample, including its Authentic Recruitment panelist recruitment technique, its patented Double Opt-in permission standards, and its Authentic Validation techniques.
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closed 12/5/2011 via Market Wire

Avatar International LLC, acquired HR Solutions International, Inc.

synopsis: Avatar International, a leading healthcare quality improvement firm, announced its acquisition of HR Solutions International, Inc., a human capital management consulting firm specializing in employee and physician engagement. The firm designs surveys and administers them primarily through email and web-based channels.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Avatar International LLC
Avatar International, a research and consulting company based in Orlando, Fla., specializes in Evidence Based Intelligent Surveys™ and Innovative Strategies™ to transform information into significant quality and efficiency of care improvement for the healthcare industry. "
target: HR Solutions International, Inc.
HR Solutions International designs surveys and administers them primarily through email and web-based channels. Customers access the data through an online reporting tool that provides detailed and customizable results as well as actionable recommendations.
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closed 6/24/2010 via BusinessWire

uSamp, acquired DMS Insights

synopsis: uSamp, one of the world’s fastest-growing online panel and technology companies, announced the acquisition from AOL of DMS Insights, also known as Digital Marketing Services, Inc., online research experts and inventors of the patented River Sample.
buyer: uSamp
uSamp, formerly United Sample Inc., is one of the world’s fastest growing online panel companies, providing survey panelists and technology for use in market research. Founded in 2008, uSamp has 90 team members worldwide and more than 2.0 million global market research panelists. "
target parent: AOL LLC
target: DMS Insights
Founded in 1995, DMS Insights is the inventor of River SampleTM and a leader in delivering high-quality online research. Leveraging its full-service heritage, DMS provides a level of research expertise unseen in other online sample providers.
price ($mm)
$3.60
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/26/2009 via BNC Analysis

Toluna plc, acquired Greenfield Online, Inc.

synopsis: Toluna, the online research panel, has acquired the majority of the assets of Greenfield Online from Microsoft. Greenfield Online, owner of Ciao Surveys, was acquired by Microsoft in 2008. The $40 million acquisition will make Toluna the largest global supplier of online market research data, with a global market share of over 11%.
buyer: Toluna plc
Toluna plc is a leading global online market research panel and survey technology company. Toluna offers market researchers access to the world's most highly profiled, responsive and rigorously maintained online panel for sample only and full service projects. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Greenfield Online, Inc.
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy; and helping companies better understand their customer.
price ($mm)
$40
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/20/2009 via BusinessWire

Bain Capital Ventures, Spectrum Equity Investors, will acquire SurveyMonkey.com

synopsis: SurveyMonkey, the leading provider of online survey solutions, has announced that an investor group led by Spectrum Equity Investors and including Bain Capital Ventures has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority interest in the company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Bain Capital Ventures
Spectrum Equity Investors is one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most experienced private equity investors. They have investment professionals that have invested in more than 150 telecommunications, networking, information services, and media businesses. "
target: SurveyMonkey.com (NasdaqGS:SVMK:$276.92)
Founded in 1999, SurveyMonkey is a leading provider of online survey solutions. Every day, SurveyMonkey helps thousands of people gather the feedback they need to make more informed decisions. SurveyMonkey’s offices are located in Portland, Oregon.
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closed 6/14/2006 via

Millward Brown, acquired All China Strategic Research

synopsis: Millward Brown, a global leader and recognized authority in brand, communications and media research, today announces that it has signed a joint venture agreement with ACSR, one of China's oldest and most respected market research agencies. The deal sees Millward Brown, through its parent WPP, acquiring the majority of ACSR's stock.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Millward Brown
Millward Brown is one of the world's top 10 market research organizations. It is an acknowledged leader in understanding and evaluating brand equity and the contribution of the total communications mix to that understanding. "
target: All China Strategic Research
Over a decade of experience in marketing research, ACSR has a wide range of methodologies for data collection including CATI, CAPI,practicable online panel and online survey.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/20/2005 via BusinessWire

Millward Brown, acquired Dynamic Logic

synopsis: Millward Brown, a global leader and recognized authority in advertising, media, marketing communications and brand equity research, has acquired Dynamic Logic, a leading online research company that measures and analyzes marketing effectiveness.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Millward Brown
Millward Brown is one of the world's top 10 market research organizations. It is an acknowledged leader in understanding and evaluating brand equity and the contribution of the total communications mix to that understanding. "
target: Dynamic Logic
Dynamic Logic is a leading research company with expertise in measuring marketing effectiveness. Dynamic Logic's three main product areas are: AdIndex(R) to measure online advertising, CrossMedia Research(TM) for multimedia campaigns and MarketNorms(R), an advertising effectiveness database.
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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 3/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Institutional Investor Inc., acquired Extel

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor has acquired Extel from WeConvene, and it will integrate Extel into its Institutional Investor Research business. Extel runs the annual independent survey of quality across the European equities investment community, providing an unparalleled data-set to help clients analyse and drive their market understanding.
buyer parent: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
buyer: Institutional Investor Inc.
Institutional Investor is a leading international business to business publisher, focused primarily on international finance. It publishes magazines, newsletters and journals as well as research, directories, books and maps. "
target parent: WeConvene
target: Extel
Extel conducts market studies across all three sides of the European Equities investment community, delivering a comprehensive range of rankings, market trends and sentiment insights. The Extel Survey is the largest study of its kind worldwide, with over 16,000 participants from 93 countries.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/1/2005 via BusinessWire

Bacon's Information Inc., acquired multivision, inc.

synopsis: Bacon's Information, Inc., a provider of media research, distribution, monitoring and evaluation services for public relations, marketing and corporate communications professionals, today announced the acquisition of Multivision, Inc., a broadcast monitoring and media management company headquartered in Oakland, California.
buyer parent: Cision
buyer: Bacon's Information Inc.
Bacon's Information provides a wide range of information and assistance for anyone needing to research, contact or monitor the media. Bacon's is a leading provider of media services to public relations professionals in corporate, non-profit, governmental and educational environments. Bacon's is kno "
target: multivision, inc.
multivision is a leader in the collection, analysis and delivery of real-time corporate intelligence. Businesses rely on multivision’s services to track public opinion, communications campaigns and informational research across the spectrum of media.
price ($mm)
$25
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