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closed 6/11/2013 via Company Press Release

GfK Group, acquired Sensemetric Web & Social Media Mining GmbH

synopsis: Gfk, one of the world's largest research companies, acquired Sensemetric Web & Social Mining GmbH, an international full-service social media mining and consulting company. Sensemetric is a unique digital platform for conducting social media analysis in any country around the world where social media is a force.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is one of the world’s largest research companies, working to discover new insights into the way people live, think and shop, in over 100 markets. They offer custom research services, including information and consulting services that support operational and strategic marketing decisions. "
target: Sensemetric Web & Social Media Mining GmbH
Sensemetric Web & Social Mining GmbH is an international full-service social media mining and consulting company. Sensemetric is a unique digital platform for conducting social media analysis in any country around the world where social media is a force.
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announced 1/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Tremor International Ltd, will acquire Unruly Group Limited

synopsis: Tremor International Ltd, a global leader in video advertising technologies, announces that it has reached an agreement with News Corp, a global diversified media and information services company, to acquire Unruly, News Corp’s programmatic video marketplace. Unruly wins minds and steals hearts through the power of a data-driven video marketplace.
buyer: Tremor International Ltd (AIM:TRMR:$400.10)
Tremor International is a global leader in advertising technologies with operations in more than 60 countries. Tremor International offers digital advertising solutions leveraging the latest video, native, and display technology to reach the most valuable users for every app, service, and brand. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Unruly Group Limited
Unruly wins minds and steals hearts through the power of a data-driven video marketplace. They use emotional data to deliver brand-safe awesome advertising to 1.2bn people. Founded in 2006, Unruly was the first vendor to bring emotional intelligence to video advertising.
price ($mm)
$294
rev ($mm)
$286
EBITDA ($mm)
$29
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1.0x
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10.1x
closed 12/3/2019 via BusinessWire

Sprinklr, purchased Social Advertising Business from Nanigans

synopsis: Sprinklr, the world’s first Unified Front Office for Modern Channels, has acquired Nanigans’ social advertising business. The acquired assets include data management, predictive analytics, optimization, campaign management, and granular real-time reporting across the most valuable advertising channels: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
buyer: Sprinklr
Sprinklr is a Unified Front Office for Modern Channels. Sprinklr helps brands execute marketing, advertising, research, care, and engagement initiatives across all modern channels, including 23 social channels, 11 messaging channels, and millions of forums, blogs, review sites, and news sites. "
seller: Nanigans
Nanigans' social advertising business includes data management, predictive analytics, optimization, campaign management, and granular real-time reporting across the most valuable advertising channels: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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closed 9/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Innive Inc., acquired Red Pill Analytics, LLC

synopsis: Innive Inc., a leading technology and management consulting firm, has acquired Red Pill Analytics, a data and analytics company that helps customers see data differently. Red Pill Analytics combines the best elements of cloud-native technologies, agile development, and continuous innovation to form a unique solution called Elastic Delivery.
buyer: Innive Inc.
Innive is a leading technology and management consulting firm. Innive delivers end-to-end IT-enabled business services that help private and public organisations meet today’s complex business challenges. Their services encompass all aspects of Oracle E-Business Suite Applications. "
target: Red Pill Analytics, LLC
Red Pill Analytics is a data and analytics company that helps customers see data differently. Red Pill Analytics combines the best elements of cloud-native technologies, agile development, and continuous innovation to form a unique solution called Elastic Delivery.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Market Making

synopsis: Next 15, a communications business in London, has acquired Market Making, Europe's fastest growing social ad company, delivering impressive ROI to world leading brands. Market Making builds and creates real time audience segments and insights, automatically matching the right creative with the right audience.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$376.86)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Market Making
Market Making is Europe's fastest growing social ad company, delivering impressive ROI to world leading brands. Their superior patent ad technology, the ATOM, builds and creates real time audience segments and insights, automatically matching the right creative with the right audience.
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closed 2/14/2019 via Company Press Release

Grade.us, acquired Reputation Loop

synopsis: Alpine SG, a unique software business that buys, builds, and operates market-leading vertical SaaS companies, announced the acquisition of Reputation Loop, the world’s first and only reputation marketing platform. Reputation Loop will join with an existing ASG company, Grade.Us, to form ASG MarTech.
buyer parent: Alpine Investors, LP
buyer: Grade.us
Grade.us is the #1 white-label review management and marketing platform for marketers, consultants, agencies and SEO specialists. Grade.us is simply the most powerful SaaS platform out there for complete online review management and marketing. "
target: Reputation Loop
Reputation Loop™ is the world’s first and only reputation marketing platform. Their goal is to empower local business owners with the ability to control and expand their positive reputation.
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closed 2/14/2019 via Company Press Release

Grade.us, acquired Social Report

synopsis: Alpine SG announced the acquisition of Social Report, an all-in-one social media management and reporting solution that efficiently allows customers to track and also manage each and every one of their social network accounts. Social Report will join with an existing ASG company, Grade.Us, to form ASG MarTech.
buyer parent: Alpine Investors, LP
buyer: Grade.us
Grade.us is the #1 white-label review management and marketing platform for marketers, consultants, agencies and SEO specialists. Grade.us is simply the most powerful SaaS platform out there for complete online review management and marketing. "
target: Social Report
Social Report is an all-in-one social media management and reporting solution that efficiently allows customers to track and also manage each and every one of their social network accounts—all in one place.
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closed 1/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Force24, acquired SoAmpli

synopsis: Force24, a leading marketing automation company, has acquired SoAmpli, a digital marketing agency that combines human and artificial intelligence to provide the best content for sales teams to share on social media, connecting them with relevant prospects.
buyer: Force24
Based in the Uk, Force24 is a leading marketing automation company. They are a team of lead nurturing and creative experts that employ their proprietary automation platform to deliver results driven cross channel campaigns. "
target: SoAmpli
Based in the UK, SoAmpli is a digital marketing agency that combines human and artificial intelligence to provide the best content for sales teams to share on social media, connecting them with relevant prospects.
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announced 10/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Crimson Hexagon will be merged with Brandwatch,

synopsis: Brandwatch and Crimson Hexagon, two leaders in the social intelligence space, announce the signing of a merger agreement. Crimson Hexagon helps global brands better understand their consumers. Crimson Hexagon's AI-powered consumer insights platform allows clients to analyze audiences, track brand perception and campaign performance.
buyer: Brandwatch
Brandwatch is the world's enterprise social intelligence leader, empowering 1,400 of the planet's most admired brands and agencies including Unilever, Walmart and Dell to make insightful, data-driven business decisions. "
target: Crimson Hexagon
Crimson Hexagon helps global brands better understand their consumers. Crimson Hexagon's AI-powered consumer insights platform allows clients to analyze audiences, track brand perception and campaign performance, and even detect competitive and market trends.
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closed 4/24/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Meltwater, acquired Sysomos Inc.

synopsis: Meltwater, a pioneer of media intelligence, announced its acquisition of Canada-based Sysomos, a leader in social analytics and engagement. Sysomos helps brands and agencies turn data-driven insights into customer engagement opportunities. Their platform gives marketers the easiest way to Search, Publish, Engage and Analyze at scale across media.
buyer: Meltwater
Meltwater, a pioneer of media intelligence, gives businesses the information advantage they need to stay ahead. More than 26,000 companies have used Meltwater’s media intelligence to stay on top of billions of online conversations and extract relevant insights to strategically manage their brands. "
target: Sysomos Inc.
Based in Canada, Sysomos is a leader in social marketing and analytics helping brands and agencies to turn data-driven insights into customer engagement opportunities. Their platform gives marketers the easiest way to Search, Publish, Engage and Analyze at scale across earned, owned and paid media.
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announced 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, will acquire Main Street Hub

synopsis: GoDaddy, the largest internet domain registrar in the world, is to acquire Main Street Hub, the marketing platform for local businesses. Utilizing their proprietary technology, they integrate social media, customer reviews, and email marketing to help local businesses get more customers and keep them coming back.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,903.50)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With more than 63 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Main Street Hub
Main Street Hub is the marketing platform for local businesses. Utilizing their proprietary technology, they integrate social media, customer reviews, and email marketing to help local businesses get more customers and keep them coming back, while saving them valuable time.
price ($mm)
$125
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closed 3/24/2016 via Company Press Release

Olapic, acquired Piqora Inc.

synopsis: Olapic, the premier visual content marketing platform, announced the acquisition of Piqora. The company expanded its strategy to include marketing, commerce, and analytics tools for other image-based networks such as Tumblr and Instagram to help advertisers and marketers discover and amplify the most relevant visual content on mobile destinations.
buyer: Olapic
Olapic is the leading visual marketing platform for collecting, curating, permissioning, and showcasing consumer-generated photos across marketing channels. "
target: Piqora Inc.
Piqora was founded with a focus on marketing and data analytics for Pinterest. Since launch, the company expanded its strategy to include marketing, commerce, and analytics tools for other image-based networks.
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closed 2/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Clickable, Inc., acquired Talkwheel.com, Inc.

synopsis: Talkwheel, a company that offers a unique way to visualize customer conversations, has been acquired by Clickable, a company that makes marketers thrive by delivering powerful intelligence for social and search advertising.
buyer parent: LookSmart Ltd.
buyer: Clickable, Inc.
Clickable makes marketers thrive by delivering powerful intelligence for social and search advertising. With Clickable, marketers simplify complex data into meaningful metrics and customer insights, and can prove ROI while making more profitable advertising decisions. "
target: Talkwheel.com, Inc.
Talkwheel is a revolutionary community and analytics platform that empowers brands to build simple yet visual, hosted, consumer-facing communities and easily integrates into any website, mobile app, blog, and social media channel to unify conversation no matter where consumers interact.
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closed 4/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Sprinklr, acquired Postano

synopsis: Sprinklr, Inc., the world’s most complete enterprise social technology, announced it has completed the acquisition of Postano, the leading social visualization platform, from TigerLogic Corporation. Postano brings social content and the voice of the customer into offline, immersive brand experiences through stunning, large-scale digital displays.
buyer: Sprinklr
Sprinklr is the most complete enterprise social technology, purpose-built for large companies to drive business outcomes and manage customer experiences. Sprinklr’s fully integrated social experience management software powers more than four billion social connections across 77 countries. "
target parent: TigerLogic Corporation
target: Postano
Postano is a real-time, visual marketing platform that finds and curates the best social fan content and publishes that content as stunning visualizations across web, mobile and live screen displays for industries such as sports, retail, events and beyond.
price ($mm)
$2.40
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closed 10/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

Simply Measured, acquired DataRank, Inc.

synopsis: Simply Measured announced its acquisition of DataRank, a social intelligence provider. DataRank's social analytics technology platforms prioritize data by ranking the most relevant or useful comments first, allowing the client to see high quality results immediately, and results in faster and smarter business decisions.
buyer: Simply Measured
Simply Measured offers the most complete measurement and reporting solution for social media marketers. Their software streamlines the process of moving social media data into dashboards and other deliverables. "
target: DataRank, Inc.
DataRank is one of the leading global data and social analytics technology platforms. DataRank prioritizes data by ranking the most relevant or useful comments first. This enables the client to see high quality results immediately, and results in faster and smarter business decisions.
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closed 9/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

News Corporation, acquired Unruly Group Limited

synopsis: News Corp announced that it has acquired Unruly Holdings Limited, a leading global ad platform that is revolutionizing digital and social video advertising for clients around the world. Unruly is a video distribution platform and a pioneer in tracking video sharing and delivering verifiable video views via paid media.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$9,742.00)
News Corporation is a diversified media and information services company with operations in several industry segments: news and information services, digital real estate services, book publishing, digital education, and sports programming and pay-TV distribution. "
target: Unruly Group Limited
Unruly is the ad tech company that gets videos watched, tracked and shared across the Web. Positioned at the intersect of video, social & mobile, Unruly uses emotional audience data and user-friendly video formats to massively increase viewer engagement, brand performance & publisher revenues.
price ($mm)
$90
rev ($mm)
$46
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3.9x
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closed 8/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Fliptop

synopsis: The world’s largest professional networking website, LinkedIn has announced its acquisition of Fliptop, a leading provider of predictive sales and marketing software. Fliptop's web platform automatically keeps a brand's contact data "socially fresh," enabling brands to personalize marketing, provide better support and generate more sales.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Fliptop
Fliptop provides Social Intelligence, connecting email and social identities. Their web platform automatically keeps a brand's contact data "socially fresh," enabling brands to personalize marketing, provide better support and generate more sales.
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closed 6/17/2015 via PR Newswire

Gravity4, acquired Bolzter

synopsis: Gravity4, the world's first High-Frequency Marketing OS, announced the acquisition of Bolzter, the industry's first automated lead generation platform. As a part of this acquisition, the Company will rebrand Bolzter, as CrossGraph, within Gravity4's Marketing Cloud.
buyer: Gravity4
Gravity4 is the world's first High-Frequency Marketing OS integrated on one platform. Automation, Simplicity, and Design have been core ingredients in all of the technology within the Gravity4 Marketing Cloud. "
target: Bolzter
Bolzter has built various applications that it offers to marketers which discovers new audiences by mining their existing social graph in real-time. This allows any company to generate leads from its existing cluster of customers and utilize social and display advertising for targeting.
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closed 2/11/2015 via Bloomberg

Bigtree Entertainment Pvt Ltd, acquired Eventifier

synopsis: BigTree Entertainment bought a majority stake in Eventifier, a social media analytics start-up. The firm helps consolidate, track and analyse content feed on social media platforms during a targeted social media campaign. The firm has over 1,500 clients, including blue chip companies such as Pearson, UBM Tech, Clinton Foundation and NASA.
buyer: Bigtree Entertainment Pvt Ltd
Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. is India's premiere comprehensive ticketing, information and analysis solutions provider. It provides cinemas and event organizers as well as the consumers a complete range of solution through call centers, Internet ticketing, kiosk and a mobile ticketing platform. "
target: Eventifier
Eventifier, is a social media analytics start-up. The firm helps consolidate, track and analyse content feed on social media platforms during a targeted social media campaign. The firm has over 1,500 clients, including blue chip companies such as Pearson, UBM Tech, Clinton Foundation and NASA.
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$1.00
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closed 9/15/2014 via PR Newswire

SmartFocus, acquired Content Savvy

synopsis: SmartFocus has acquired social media analytics provider Content Savvy as part of its strategy to develop the UK's first omni-channel digital marketing system. Using natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning technology, Content Savvy offers the ability to follow and accurately interpret media channels.
buyer: SmartFocus (GB:STF:$13.91)
SmartFocus is a leading international marketing software company that empowers marketers with the intelligence to drive high performance multi channel campaigns and more valuable customer relationships. "
target: Content Savvy
Content Savvy offers business solutions that harness Big Data based on large-volume multilingual content analytics. Using natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning technology, Content Savvy offers the ability to follow and accurately interpret media channels.
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closed 6/11/2013 via Company Press Release

GfK Group, acquired Sensemetric Web & Social Media Mining GmbH

synopsis: Gfk, one of the world's largest research companies, acquired Sensemetric Web & Social Mining GmbH, an international full-service social media mining and consulting company. Sensemetric is a unique digital platform for conducting social media analysis in any country around the world where social media is a force.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is one of the world’s largest research companies, working to discover new insights into the way people live, think and shop, in over 100 markets. They offer custom research services, including information and consulting services that support operational and strategic marketing decisions. "
target: Sensemetric Web & Social Media Mining GmbH
Sensemetric Web & Social Mining GmbH is an international full-service social media mining and consulting company. Sensemetric is a unique digital platform for conducting social media analysis in any country around the world where social media is a force.
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announced 7/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

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

synopsis: Ipsos will acquire GfK Group's 4 global divisions of research: customer experience, experience innovation, health, and public affairs. Customer Experience is advising on customer satisfaction, Experience Innovation is research on user experience, Heath is research on health industry companies, and Public Affairs is research on public opinion.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,038.49)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is an independent market research companies managed by research professionals. Ipsos researchers assess market potential and trends, develop brands, help clients build long-term relationships with customers, test advertising, and study audience responses. "
seller: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
Headquartered in Germany. GfK Group is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. GfK has multiple global divisions of GfK Research, including customer experience, experience innovation, health, and public affairs.
price ($mm)
$123
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$234
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closed 9/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

RAIT Group, purchased Baltic States Operations from GfK Group

synopsis: RAIT, one of the leading market research companies in the Baltic countries, has acquired GfK's consulting and research services in the Baltic States. GfK is the fourth largest market research company in the world, and they have offered market research focused on continuous market segmentation and trend assessment in the Baltic States since 2006.
buyer: RAIT Group
RAIT Group is one of the leading market research companies in the Baltic countries with successful branches in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. RAIT Group has more than 20 years experience in market research, and they are proud of their long term experience and high quality evaluations. "
seller: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
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.
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$1
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closed 2/10/2016 via Company Description

GfK Group, acquired Netquest

synopsis: GfK, the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information, has acquired Netquest, an independent online field provider for the market research sector in Spain, Portugal and Latin America.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
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. "
target: Netquest
Founded in Barcelona in 2001, Netquest is an independent online field provider for the market research sector in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. They have more than 400,000 consumers willing to give their opinion in 21 countries, and the latest technology in order to manage and survey them.
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announced 11/18/2015 via Company Press Release

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, will purchase Animal & Crop Health Division from GfK Group

synopsis: GfK Group announced the agreement to sell its global animal & crop health division to a consortium consisting of Inflexion, a private equity investor, and the management led by Stephen Hearn. The division specialises in all aspects of market research in animal health, crop protection, farm machinery & equipment, seed/biotech & fertilizers.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP is a UK mid-market private equity firm, investing in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses with ambitious management teams. Investing between £15m and £75m, Inflexion provides complementary investment solutions backing buyouts, as well as minority investments."
seller: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
The Animal & Crop Health Division of GfK Group provides market research in animal health, crop protection, farm machinery & equipment, seed/biotech & fertilizers. GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions.
price ($mm)
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$36
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closed 8/12/2015 via Company Press Release

GfK Group, acquired NORM Research and Consulting AB

synopsis: GfK has acquired NORM Research & Consulting AB, a Sweden-based market research company specialized in virtual shopper research. Their core product is a software that simulates shopping environments for various market research purposes. Simstore, NORM’s cloud-based software, enables effective analysis of shoppers’ behaviour.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
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 80 years of data science experience. "
target: NORM Research and Consulting AB
NORM Research & Consulting AB is a Sweden-based market research company specialized in virtual shopper research. Their core product, Simstore, is a software that simulates shopping environments for various market research purposes.
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closed 9/29/2014 via Company Press Release

GfK Group, acquired Cogenta Systems Ltd.

synopsis: GfK strengthens its position in the online market through the acquisition of UK-based Cogenta, a leader in online pricing intelligence. Cogenta is the source of market intelligence, creating best of breed retail data that is trusted and relied upon by brands both in the UK and abroad.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
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 80 years of data science experience. "
target: Cogenta Systems Ltd.
Cogenta is an industry pioneer in providing retail and pricing intelligence services, partnering with the biggest European retailers and brands. Cogenta is the source of market intelligence, creating best of breed retail data that is trusted and relied upon by brands both in the UK and abroad.
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closed 3/14/2014 via Company Press Release

PT Primera Indonesia merged with GfK Group,

synopsis: PT Primera Indonesia, a full service market research agency, and GfK have announced that PT Primera Indonesia will merge into GfK’s existing business in Retail Tracking and Media.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
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 80 years of data science experience. "
target: PT Primera Indonesia
PT Primera Indonesia is a full service market research agency. The company is based in Jakarta, Indonesia and it was founded by Iyan Muhsinin in 2012.
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closed 7/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

GfK Group, acquired PCNDATA Nederland BV

synopsis: Market research firm GfK acquired PCNDATA. PCNDATA offers solutions for sales promotion performance. They collect and record all sales promotion information, including store coupons and internet promotions, of food, non-food and drug store chains in Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. This information is available via a web application.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is one of the world’s largest research companies, working to discover new insights into the way people live, think and shop, in over 100 markets. They offer custom research services, including information and consulting services that support operational and strategic marketing decisions. "
target: PCNDATA Nederland BV
PCNDATA offers solutions for sales promotion performance. They collect and record all sales promotion information, including store coupons and internet promotions, of food, non-food and drug store chains in Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. This information is available via a web application.
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closed 6/11/2013 via Company Press Release

GfK Group, acquired Sensemetric Web & Social Media Mining GmbH

synopsis: Gfk, one of the world's largest research companies, acquired Sensemetric Web & Social Mining GmbH, an international full-service social media mining and consulting company. Sensemetric is a unique digital platform for conducting social media analysis in any country around the world where social media is a force.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is one of the world’s largest research companies, working to discover new insights into the way people live, think and shop, in over 100 markets. They offer custom research services, including information and consulting services that support operational and strategic marketing decisions. "
target: Sensemetric Web & Social Media Mining GmbH
Sensemetric Web & Social Mining GmbH is an international full-service social media mining and consulting company. Sensemetric is a unique digital platform for conducting social media analysis in any country around the world where social media is a force.
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closed 5/13/2013 via BusinessWire

GfK Group, acquired Paterson Consulting

synopsis: GfK is staking a larger claim to agriculture and animal health research in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The world’s #4 global market research firm has acquired Paterson Consulting, a leader in agricultural insights for Australia, and has established new offices in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, for its Animal and Crop Health team.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is one of the world’s largest research companies, with more than 11,500 experts working to discover new insights into the way people live, think and shop, in over 100 markets, every day. "
target: Paterson Consulting
Paterson Consulting is a leader in agricultural market research for Australia.
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closed 10/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

GfK Group, acquired GlobalEdge Marketing Consultants

synopsis: GfK has acquired South African research company GlobalEdge Marketing Consultants. GlobalEdge’s quant and qual consumer research includes innovation, segmentation, shopper, sensory and pricing services, and its ‘ShopperLINK’ consumer panelists use in-home scanning technology to register their household purchases.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is one of the world’s largest research companies. 11,500 GfK experts are working to discover new insights about the way people live, think and shop, in over 100 markets, every day. "
target: GlobalEdge Marketing Consultants
GlobalEDGE Marketing Consultants is a full service market research house striving to consistently offer client focused and actionable results – international research quality with a sound Pan-African understanding.
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$4
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closed 3/6/2012 via Company Press Release

GfK Group, acquired Bridgehead International

synopsis: GfK, one of the world’s largest market research organizations, announced the full acquisition and integration of Bridgehead International – operating henceforth as GfK Bridgehead – a leading market access consultancy serving global companies in the pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics industries.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is one of the world’s largest research companies, with more than 11,000 experts working to discover new insights into the way people live, think and shop, in over 100 markets, every day. "
target: Bridgehead International
Bridgehead International is globally recognized for its expertise in market access strategy; pricing and reimbursement strategy; health economics and health technology assessment.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$16
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0.0x
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closed 12/9/2011 via BNC Analysis

GfK Group, acquired Knowledge Networks Inc.

synopsis: GfK, one of the largest market research companies in the world, has acquired US-based consumer specialist Knowledge Networks. Founded in 1998, Knowledge Networks provides online research solutions including KnowledgePanel, which claims to offer a ‘truly representative’ sample of the US population.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
The GfK Group is one of the largest market research companies in the world. GfK delivers services in all major consumer, pharmaceutical, media and service sector market segments. Its services are divided into three sectors: Custom Research, Retail and Technology and Media. "
target: Knowledge Networks Inc.
Knowledge Networks is passionate about research in packaged goods, retail, media, health and social policy. It specializes in innovative online research that consistently gives leaders in business, government, and academia the confidence to make important decisions.
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closed 11/1/2010 via PR Newswire

GfK Group, acquired Interscope, LLC

synopsis: The GfK Group acquired 100% ownership of US company Interscope, LLC. Interscope is a leading marketing consulting organization that focuses on helping companies build their brands at retail. The acquisition contributes to the growth of GfK Custom Research North America. Interscope will remain in their Westport, CT location.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
The GfK Group offers the fundamental knowledge that industry, retailers, services companies and the media need to make market decisions. The group provides a comprehensive range of information and consultancy services in the three business sectors of custom research, retail and technology and media."
target: Interscope, LLC
Interscope is a dynamic and flexible sales and marketing firm specializing in helping clients win in today's challenging retail landscape. Their collaborative approach creates customized solutions that are proven to build brands and categories at retail.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 4/22/2010 via BusinessWire

GfK Kynetec, purchased Non-Crop Business from Agricultural Information Services

synopsis: GfK Kynetec, the global leader in market research for the crop protection, biotechnology and animal health industries, announced the acquisition of the non-crop business of Agricultural Information Services (AIS), London, UK.
buyer parent: GfK Group
buyer: GfK Kynetec
GfK Kynetec is the leading global provider of innovative market research and consulting services specializing in crop protection, biotechnology and animal health. "
seller: Agricultural Information Services
Agricultural Information Services (AIS) provides information and consultancy for inputs to agriculture and non-crop pest control. Their three main activites are non-crop pesticide use data, the World Pest Database, and Target Animal Disease service.
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closed 1/18/2010 via BusinessWire

GfK Group, purchased a minority stake in dmrkynetec

synopsis: dmrkynetec, the global leader in market research for the crop protection, biotechnology and animal health industries, announced it will operate as GfK Kynetec following the company’s acquisition by the GfK Group, the world’s fourth-largest market research organization.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
The GfK Group offers the fundamental knowledge that industry, retailers, services companies and the media need to make market decisions. The group provides a comprehensive range of information and consultancy services in the three business sectors of custom research, retail and technology and media."
target: dmrkynetec
As the leading global provider of innovative market research and consulting services within agricultural and animal health, dmrkynetec understands your industry and appreciates your information needs.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/23/2009 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, purchased AdMeasure from Mediamark Research & Intelligence, LLC

synopsis: Mediamark Research & Intelligence (MRI) announced that WPP's GroupM has purchased MRI's AdMeasure, the industry's first ad ratings service for major consumer magazines.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM, one of the world's leading full service media investment management operation, was created by WPP Group to oversee its assets in this sector. These assets include Mediaedge:cia, MindShare, MediaCom and MAXUS. "
seller parent: GfK Group
seller: Mediamark Research & Intelligence, LLC
AdMeasure provides audience metrics for every national ad in every issue of approximately 200 magazine titles.
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announced 4/15/2005 via PR Newswire

GfK Group, will acquire NOP World

synopsis: United Business Media plc announces that it has signed a definitive agreement with GfK Aktiengesellschaft ("GfK") in relation to the sale of NOP World, its market research business, for GBP383 million in cash.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
The GfK Group offers the fundamental knowledge that industry, retailers, services companies and the media need to make market decisions. The group provides a comprehensive range of information and consultancy services in the three business sectors of custom research, retail and technology and media."
target parent: United Business Media PLC
target: NOP World
NOP World is a top-ten market research power, uniting some of the most renowned US and European research firms into a single global organization. By unifying our businesses under a common identity, NOP World adds even greater value to the leading research and consulting companies you’ve trusted for
price ($mm)
$730
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Savanta, acquired Future Thinking

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

The Kantar Group, acquired Colmar Brunton Pty Limited

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

InSites Consulting, acquired ABN Impact

synopsis: InSites Consulting, one of the world’s most innovative insight agencies, announced its acquisition of Asian online insight community innovator ABN Impact. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, ABN Impact has established itself as the reference agency across Asia for delivering continuous customer insights through insight communities.
buyer: InSites Consulting
InSites Consulting is a next generation insights agency stretching the boundaries of marketing research since 1997. InSites Consulting is a pioneer in empowering brands to take better and faster decisions with consumer insights at the core. "
target: ABN Impact
ABN Impact is an online insight community innovator. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, ABN Impact has established itself as the reference agency across Asia for delivering continuous customer insights through insight communities.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Bastion Collective, acquired dogsbollocks5

synopsis: Bastion Collective, the largest independent communications group in Australia, has acquired db5 (Dogsbollocks5), a consumer insights and strategy consultancy specializing in quantitative and qualitative research, brand strategy, innovation and communications.
buyer: Bastion Collective
Bastion Collective is a unique group of leading marketing and communications businesses that offer a powerful mix of expertise. "
target: dogsbollocks5
Dogsbollocks5 (db5) is a consumer insights and strategy consultancy specializing in quantitative and qualitative research, brand strategy, innovation and communications. At their core they believe the right data (big or otherwise) and insights are the key to transforming brands and businesses.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Blue Field Agency, acquired Totta Data Lab and Totta Research

synopsis: Blue Field Agency, a Dutch marketing firm, has acquired Totta Data Lab and Totta Research from Totta Group, a Dutch Holding company. Totta Data Lab is a Dutch data science scale-up specialized in AI, Voice & machine learning. Totta Research is a Dutch marketing research company that helps customers with determining the behavior of their audiences.
buyer: Blue Field Agency
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Bluefield collects data and turns it into information for actionable business insights. It takes data analyses to the next level by combining hard kpi-driven marketing data with soft(er) marketing research data towards the effects on business performance. "
target parent: Totta Group NV
target: Totta Data Lab and Totta Research
Totta Data Lab is a Dutch data science scale-up specialized in AI, Voice & machine learning techniques. Totta Research is a Dutch marketing research company that helps customers with determining the behavior of their audiences. The companies belong to Totta Group, a Dutch Holding company.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Savanta, acquired Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc.

synopsis: Savanta, the global intelligence business, has acquired Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc. (HSR Associates), the New Jersey-based marketing research consultancy. Founded in 1975, HSR Associates has a reputation as one of the premier boutique research agencies, providing custom strategic research services to corporations across the US.
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: Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc.
Founded in 1975, boutique research agency Hase/Schannen Research Associates (HSR Associates) offers custom strategic research services to corporations across a variety of industries in the US and abroad. HSR Associates is a full-service market research firm of just the right size.
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closed 7/10/2019 via Company Press Release

InSites Consulting, acquired Join the Dots

synopsis: InSites Consulting, a UK company that is continuously pushing the boundaries of marketing research for deeper engagement, more inspiration, and longer lasting impact, has acquired Join the Dots, a UK innovative, award-winning consumer insight agency that gets brands closer to consumers and their cultures.
buyer: InSites Consulting
Based in the UK, InSites Consulting is continuously pushing the boundaries of marketing research for deeper engagement, more inspiration, and longer lasting impact. They help clients connect with consumers all over the world, combining consistency and efficiency with local flavor and context. "
target: Join the Dots
Headquartered in the UK, Join the Dots is an innovative, award-winning consumer insight agency that gets brands closer to consumers and their cultures. Their approach brings together rigorous primary research with the latest thinking in psychology, behavioral economics and consumer trends.
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announced 7/8/2019 via PR Newswire

LAC Group, will acquire ShiftCentral

synopsis: LAC Group has agreed to acquire ShiftCentral, a premiere market and competitive intelligence agency specializing in delivering highly-customized, analyst-driven insights and analysis for clients in the professional services, healthcare, financial services, technology and public sectors across the USA, Canada and UK.
buyer: LAC Group
Los Angeles-headquartered LAC Group provides critical knowledge and information management solutions such as competitive intelligence, research services, preservation and archival services, spend and cost management as well as knowledge management services for Fortune 500 companies. "
target: ShiftCentral
ShiftCentral is a premiere market and competitive intelligence agency specializing in delivering highly-customized, analyst-driven insights and analysis for clients in the professional services, healthcare, financial services, technology and public sectors across the USA, Canada and the UK.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 3/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Macromill, Inc., acquired W&S Group

synopsis: Macromill, Inc., global marketing research company, has acquired acquired a 51% stake in W&S Group, an online and offline marketing research business in Southeast Asia. W&S Group conducts 2,000 research projects each year and continuously collects consumer insights to provide essential data for the development of their client's business.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Macromill, Inc. (TSE:3978:$388.99)
Based in Japan, Macromill is a rapidly growing global market research and digital marketing solutions provider. They bring together the collective power of their specialist companies to provide innovative data and insights that drive clients' smarter decisions. "
target: W&S Group
W&S Group is an online and offline marketing research business in Southeast Asia. W&S Group conducts 2,000 research projects each year and continuously collects consumer insights to provide essential data for the development of their client's business.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/28/2019 via Company Description

Brandwatch, acquired Qriously, Inc.

synopsis: Brandwatch, the world-leading social intelligence company, has acquired Qriously, a London-based SaaS research platform. Qriously enables businesses to accesses the mindset of billions of people all over the world by asking questions on mobile devices.
buyer: Brandwatch
Brandwatch is the world's enterprise social intelligence leader, empowering 1,400 of the planet's most admired brands and agencies including Unilever, Walmart and Dell to make insightful, data-driven business decisions. "
target: Qriously, Inc.
Qriously is a London-based SaaS research platform. Qriously enables businesses to accesses the mindset of billions of people all over the world by asking questions on mobile devices. Answers to those questions are used to unearth valuable insights and engage relevant audiences.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

BVA Group, acquired Doxa S.p.A

synopsis: BVA Group, a market research agency in France, has acquired Doxa, an Italian market research and opinion poll business. Doxa has a team of over 140 professionals dedicated to data collection, analysis, and interpretation. They offer a network of 1,000 interviewers, 5,000 mystery shoppers, and a mobile community of 10,000 active digital consumers.
buyer: BVA Group
BVA Group is a market research agency in France. BVA offers quantitative and qualitative solutions and specializes in four major areas of expertise: point-of-sale activation, customer experience, big data and behavioral change. "
target: Doxa S.p.A
Doxa is an Italian market research and opinion poll business. Doxa has a team of over 140 professionals dedicated to data collection, analysis, and interpretation. They offer a network of over 1,000 interviewers, 5,000 mystery shoppers, and a mobile community of 10,000 active digital consumers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$27
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/1/2018 via Company Press Release

DBM Consultants merged with Illuminera,

synopsis: DBM Consultants, Australia’s leading provider of insights based consulting for the financial services industry, has merged with Illuminera, a specialist data-empowered consultancy, focused primarily on the pharmaceuticals and consumer goods sectors in Asia.
buyer: Illuminera
Illuminera was founded as a market research agency in 2007 and has evolved to become a specialist data-empowered consultancy, focused primarily on the pharmaceuticals and consumer goods sectors in Asia. "
target: DBM Consultants
DBM Consultants provide evidence based insights to support decisions on pricing, priority target marketing, new product development, customer experience initiatives, branding and advertising.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/16/2018 via PR Newswire

Illumination Research merged with Radius Global Market Research,

synopsis: Leading global market research firm Radius Global Market Research announced it is merging with Illumination Research, expanding the combined firm's qualitative and quantitative research offerings. Illumination Research has developed new ways of uncovering and understanding human behaviors via qualitative research.
buyer: Radius Global Market Research
Radius Global Market Research is one of the largest independent market research companies based in the U.S. The company provides unique insights, effective processes and unmatched experience resulting in proven return on investment for leading global marketers. "
target: Illumination Research
Founded in 2005 by Karri Bass and Jeff Bass, Illumination Research has earned a reputation for its innovative approaches, including developing new ways of uncovering and understanding human behaviors via qualitative research.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Symphony Technology Group, acquired Morpace Inc.

synopsis: Market Strategies International and Morpace Inc. announce they are combining into one firm, as part of an acquisition of both firms by Symphony Technology Group (STG). Morpace is a full-service market research and consulting firm focused on branding and communication, customer experience management, and product development.
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is the private equity partner for market-leading data, software and analytics companies. The firm brings expertise, flexibility, and resources to build strategic value and unlock the potential of innovative companies. "
target: Morpace Inc.
Morpace Inc. is a full-service market research and consulting firm worldwide. The company focuses on branding and communication, customer experience management, and product development. Their team specializes in automotive, financial services, healthcare, and retail & consumer goods.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Symphony Technology Group, acquired Market Strategies International

synopsis: Market Strategies International and Morpace Inc. announce they are combining into one firm, as part of an acquisition of both firms by Symphony Technology Group (STG). Market Strategies International is a market research firm with expertise in communications, consumer goods, energy, financial services, healthcare, technology and wealth management.
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is the private equity partner for market-leading data, software and analytics companies. The firm brings expertise, flexibility, and resources to build strategic value and unlock the potential of innovative companies. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Market Strategies International
Market Strategies International is a top market research firm with expertise in communications, consumer goods, energy, financial services, healthcare, technology and wealth management. They give people a voice in the products, services, and policies and make market research a positive force.
price ($mm)
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announced 6/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Macromill, Inc., will acquire Tokyo Survey Research Inc.

synopsis: Macromill Inc., a global market research and digital marketing solutions provider, will be acquiring 51% of the shares of Tokyo Survey Research & Co., Ltd., an independent full-service marketing research agency. Tokyo Survey Research has strong long-term relationships with customers in various industries based in Tokyo and Osaka.
buyer: Macromill, Inc. (TSE:3978:$388.99)
Based in Japan, Macromill is a rapidly growing global market research and digital marketing solutions provider. They bring together the collective power of their specialist companies to provide innovative data and insights that drive clients' smarter decisions. "
target parent: Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
target: Tokyo Survey Research Inc.
Tokyo Survey Research & Co., Ltd is an independent full-service marketing research agency headquartered in Tokyo . With over 48 years of experience, the company is one of the pioneers in both qualitative and quantitative research in Japan.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 4/25/2018 via PR Web

Lieberman Research Worldwide, Inc., acquired Kelton

synopsis: Lieberman Research Worldwide (LRW) announced it has completed the acquisition of Kelton Global, an award-winning insights and strategy firm. Kelton is known for utilizing a full suite of insights tools to solve branding, innovation, and marketing communications challenges for clients.
buyer: Lieberman Research Worldwide, Inc.
Lieberman Research Worldwide (LRW) is a leading provider of consultative market research, data analytics, and data collection services. LRW provides a consultative, highly analytical approach to market research and data collection in order to generate actionable business insights for its customers. "
target: Kelton
Kelton is a strategic consultancy that helps global businesses discover new paths to growth. Kelton integrates market research, cultural insights, branding, communications, and design to move brands confidently into the future.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Gree, Inc., acquired Quant Corporation

synopsis: Gree, Inc., a technology company in the mobile games, advertising, and investment businesses, has acquired Quant, Inc., a digital marketing agency that provides marketing systems, digital marketing support, and media analysis.
buyer: Gree, Inc. (TSE:3632:$703.90)
Based in Japan, GREE, Inc. started as a social networking service with the world's first mobile social game. They have expanded their business as a technology company in mobile games, media, advertising, and investment businesses. "
target parent: Lancers, Inc.
target: Quant Corporation
Based in Japan, Quant, Inc. is a digital marketing agency that provides marketing systems, digital marketing support, and media analysis. Quant believes that technology helps transform social structure and brings out different possibilities.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/10/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Claritas, Inc., acquired Geoscape International

synopsis: Claritas, a leading provider of consumer segmentation analysis and tools for improving marketing performance, acquired Miami-based Geoscape International Inc., experts in multicultural business intelligence. Geoscape provides automated intelligence systems, unique data products, research and analytic services for companies.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Claritas, Inc.
Founded in 1971, Claritas is a provider of consumer segmentation analysis for marketers. Claritas’ proprietary segmentation algorithm and differentiated access to data sources provide unique insights to businesses regarding their marketplace and consumers. "
target: Geoscape International
Geoscape provides automated intelligence systems, unique data products, research and analytic services for companies seeking to accelerate growth by tapping into the growth of new mainstream consumers in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
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EBITDA ($mm)
($22.10)
EBIT ($mm)
($39.53)
Net Income ($mm)
$80.62
Employees
682
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Ticker: SPDC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed Commerce, Inc.
Speed Commerce, Inc. is a single-source provider of e-commerce service solutions to leading retailers and manufacturers. The company's omni-channel capabilities unite a digital commerce strategy with traditional retail channels, creating the ultimate branded shopping experience.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$101.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.39
EBIT ($mm)
$2.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1123
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Ticker: TSX:MDF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc.
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc.
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. delivers innovative e-commerce solutions to businesses. Its web platforms enable clients to find, purchase and sell products, exchange information, gain access to business opportunities and manage supply chain collaboration with greater speed and efficiency.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$60.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$8.77
EBIT ($mm)
$7.37
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
535
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Ticker: TSXV:FSW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fireswirl Technologies Inc.
Fireswirl Technologies Inc.
Fireswirl helps major international and local Chinese companies to strategically expand their market and provides an integrated technology and service platform for their e-commerce sales in China.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$37.08
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.19)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.24)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: NEWR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Relic, Inc
New Relic, Inc
New Relic is a software analytics company that provides deep performance analytics for every part of the software environment. Their SaaS platform allows users to easily view and analyze massive amounts of data, and gain actionable insights in real-time.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$512.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($19.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($45.09)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1795
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Ticker: BLIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bridgeline Digital, Inc.
Bridgeline Digital, Inc.
Bridgeline Digital is developer of the award-winning iAPPS Web Engagement Platform and related interactive solutions. The iAPPS platform integrates Web Content Management, eCommerce, eMarketing, and web Analytics capabilities within the heart of mission critical websites or eCommerce web stores.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$11.97
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.29)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
55
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Ticker: SHOP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shopify Inc.
Shopify Inc.
Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants use the software to design, set up and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, brick-and-mortar locations and pop-up shops.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,179.37
EBITDA ($mm)
($84.91)
EBIT ($mm)
($107.38)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4000
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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: AIM:NFC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next 15
Next 15
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$376.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$55.93
EBIT ($mm)
$31.05
Net Income ($mm)
$9.67
Employees
1979
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Ticker: TSE:3675
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cross Marketing Inc.
Cross Marketing Inc.
Cross Marketing Inc. is the pioneer online research provider in Japan. Having the capabilities of a full-service research agency, with the backing of the other group companies within Cross Marketing Group, they offer a total marketing solutions package on a global scale.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$80.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.30
EBIT ($mm)
$5.14
Net Income ($mm)
$3.79
Employees
949
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Ticker: WSE:MCP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mediacap SA
Mediacap SA
MEDIACAP SA is the fastest growing publicly listed group providing services in the field of media, marketing, market research and public opinion. The company is based in Poland.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$26.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.81
EBIT ($mm)
$0.99
Net Income ($mm)
$0.39
Employees
0
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Ticker: XSAT:CEAB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Community Entertainment Svenska AB
Community Entertainment Svenska AB
Community Entertainment Svenska AB (publ), through its subsidiaries, focuses on commercializing proprietary software for online quizzes. It serves entertainment, information, and education industries. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.23
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.31)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.45)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: NLSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Nielsen Company, Inc.
The Nielsen Company, Inc.
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,465.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,389.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,012.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
46000
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Ticker: ASX:PPL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pureprofile Pty Ltd.
Pureprofile is a technology and insights company that helps brands, businesses and consumers make better decisions. Consumers answer short surveys to build their own unique profiles and Pureprofile uses this information to connect them to surveys, insights, and offers tailored to their preferences.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$36.88
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.94)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.81)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
210
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Ticker: TSXV:INX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intouch Insight Inc.
Intouch Insight Inc.
Intouch Insight offers a complete portfolio of customer experience management (CEM) products and services that help global brands delight their customers, strengthen brand reputation and improve financial performance.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$13.75
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SCOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
comScore, Inc.
comScore, Inc.
comScore, Inc. is a global leader in digital measurement and analytics, delivering insights on web, mobile and TV consumer behavior that enable clients to maximize the value of their digital investments.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$368.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.14
EBIT ($mm)
$1.66
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1292
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALBLD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bilendi
Bilendi
At a time when the volumes, variety and speed of data broadcast and exchange are expanding rapidly, Bilendi brings an innovative, technology-led approach to data collection, management and analysis. Its core activities are Services for Market Research and Customer Engagement and Loyalty.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$23.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.18
EBIT ($mm)
$0.18
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
166
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Ticker: PGND
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Press Ganey Associates, Inc.
Press Ganey Associates, Inc.
Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience, and workforce engagement.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$344.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$104.94
EBIT ($mm)
$60.70
Net Income ($mm)
$27.26
Employees
1058
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Ticker: OMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, public relations and other specialty communications services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$15,385.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,351.50
EBIT ($mm)
$2,076.40
Net Income ($mm)
$1,146.30
Employees
77300
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Ticker: TSE:2433
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Group companies are committed to providing optimized solutions for advertisers, media companies and content holders in Japan and internationally. The company provides planning, production, marketing, public relations, and other services related to advertising in various media.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$13,583.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$632.15
EBIT ($mm)
$501.40
Net Income ($mm)
$385.34
Employees
21469
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Ticker: SWX:DKSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,600.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$282.63
EBIT ($mm)
$240.86
Net Income ($mm)
$232.55
Employees
32996
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