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announced 9/12/2017 via PR Newswire

TrueSample will be merged with Imperium LLC,

synopsis: Imperium, the leader in data quality and anti-fraud solutions for the Market Research and E-commerce industries announced that it has entered into an agreement to lead a merger with data validation and identity verification solutions provider TrueSample.
buyer: Imperium LLC
Imperium provides a comprehensive suite of technology services and customized solutions to verify personal information and restrict fraudulent online activities. The world's most respected market research and e-commerce businesses rely on Imperium's superior technology and engineered solutions. "
target parent: Five Peaks Capital Management
target: TrueSample
TrueSample is a data validation and identity verification solutions provider. TrueSample offers API driven validation and authentication solutions targeted to before, during, and after the research process to ensure maximum risk reduction at all times.
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closed 5/31/2018 via PE Hub

Milestone Partners, acquired mTAB, LLC

synopsis: Milestone Partners, a lower middle market private equity firm, has acquired mTAB, a leading provider of market research software and services. mTAB's web based software solutions remove the cost and complexity of processing and querying large data sets, making survey data more accessible and useful.
buyer: Milestone Partners
Milestone Partners is a lower middle market private equity firm that specializes in making control equity investments in established operating businesses in a wide variety of industries with valuations of up to $150 million. "
target: mTAB, LLC
mTAB is a leading provider of market research software and services. Their web based software solutions remove the cost and complexity of processing and querying large data sets, making survey data more accessible and useful.
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closed 7/29/2015 via BusinessWire

Poplar Partners, acquired mTAB, LLC

synopsis: Productive Access, Inc. ("PAI"), makers of survey analysis tool, mTAB®, has successfully completed a transaction with investment firm, Poplar Capital Partners. Poplar and PAI have jointly formed a new entity, mTAB LLC, which will combine the operational expertise and investment capital from Poplar with the assets, knowledge base, and team from PAI.
buyer: Poplar Partners
Poplar Partners is focused on profitable business to business, healthcare, and IT services, and enterprise software/data analytics businesses in the lower middle market in the United States. "
target: mTAB, LLC
mTAB LLC is a Yorba Linda, CA based company that provides data structuring services that are delivered through a proprietary piece of software, mTAB®. mTAB® has established itself as the gold standard in survey analysis.
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announced 10/9/2013 via PR Newswire

Five Peaks Capital Management, will acquire TrueSample

synopsis: SurveyMonkey, the world's most popular online survey company, announced it has entered into an agreement to sell TrueSample, the leader in online data quality solutions to a group of investors led by Five Peaks Capital Management. TrueSample will be independently operated and will continue to develop and offer data quality solutions.
buyer: Five Peaks Capital Management
Five Peaks Capital Management makes equity investments in companies in the Information & Business Services and related growth industries. They provide equity capital for acquisitions and recapitalizations for entrepreneurial middle market companies in partnership with strong management teams. "
target parent: SurveyMonkey
target: TrueSample
TrueSample is trusted by the industry's largest research buyers, research firms and sample suppliers. TrueSample has certified 98% of all U.S. online panelists and over 75 million survey responses. All TrueSample product enhancements are guided by the input of the TrueSample Quality Council.
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closed 8/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cint AB, acquired P2Sample

synopsis: Cint, the Swedish technology platform that accelerates insight gathering in marketing research, announces its acquisition of P2Sample, a company that operates the market research industry's most sophisticated sample and panel platform for clients seeking targeted respondents for consumer insights.
buyer parent: Nordic Capital
buyer: Cint AB
Headquartered in Sweden, Cint is the technology backbone of the world's most successful insight companies. Their platform accelerates the efficiency in gathering survey data, so companies can surface insights faster, in a cost-effective and scalable way to build better products and services. "
target: P2Sample
P2Sample operates the market research industry's most sophisticated sample and panel platform for clients seeking targeted respondents for consumer insights. Their automated platform programmatically integrates with hundreds of sample suppliers and allows efficient management of proprietary panels.
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closed 3/2/2016 via PR Web

ISA Corp, acquired icanmakeitbetter

synopsis: Interviewing Service of America (ISA) has acquired icanmakeitbetter, a leading communities platform and its parent company Sentient Services. icanmakeitbetter provides online customer insight communities that make it easy to research, innovate and get feedback from anyone, anywhere. Their platform drives conversations through customer engagement.
buyer: ISA Corp
Since 1982, ISA has been a leading provider of data collection, processing and multicultural services to and for the market research industry. Global clients rely on the ISA group of companies for online, mobile, telephone, in-person, IVR, and focus groups, all in a variety of languages. "
target: icanmakeitbetter
icanmakeitbetter is an all-in-one insight community and customer feedback solution provides surveys, live chat, focus groups, discussion forums, digital journals, ideation, and panel management – in a simple, single platform that works across any device for true on-demand, in-context insights.
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closed 1/19/2016 via PR Newswire

FocusVision Worldwide, Inc., acquired KinesisPanel

synopsis: FocusVision, the global leader in market research technologies, announced the acquisition of Kinesis Survey Technologies, now KinesisPanel. KinesisPanel is the premier online panel management platform through its device-responsive design, innovative automation tools, and advanced reporting capabilities.
buyer parent: EQT
buyer: FocusVision Worldwide, Inc.
FocusVision is the leading global provider of quantitative and qualitative technology solutions to the market research industry, providing an online survey platform, research facility video streaming, webcam focus groups, ethnography streaming, and mobile device usability studies. "
target: KinesisPanel
KinesisPanel provides the most comprehensive online panel management platform in the world. With state-of-the-art applications, KinesisPanel powers the projects that are the lifeblood of market research by providing automated processes, advanced reporting tools and integrated incentive management.
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closed 1/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Nordic Capital, acquired Cint AB

synopsis: Nordic Capital, a leader in Nordic private equity investments, has acquired Cint, a leading global player in the insights data collection technology market. Their philosophy is to offer researchers the opportunity to access verified respondents in an open, impartial environment.
buyer: Nordic Capital
Nordic Capital is a leader in Nordic private equity investments, and now has an enviable reputation in investment and portfolio management. Since launching in 1989, Nordic Capital funds have delivered outstanding returns for our investors. "
target: Cint AB
Cint is a global platform and technology firm dedicated to creating self-service solutions for the online market research industry. Their philosophy is to offer researchers the opportunity to access verified respondents in an open, impartial environment.
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closed 1/14/2015 via Company Press Release

FocusVision Worldwide, Inc., acquired Decipher, Inc.

synopsis: FocusVision announced that it has acquired quantitative market research technology and services firm, Decipher. Decipher is best known for its powerful survey programming and reporting platform, which will now become part of the FocusVision family of products.
buyer parent: Thompson Street Capital Partners
buyer: FocusVision Worldwide, Inc.
FocusVision Worldwide is the leading global provider of live video transmission, analysis and archive solutions for the qualitative market research industry. FocusVision delivers the highest audio and video quality, reliability and security for the most advanced research organizations in the world. "
target: Decipher, Inc.
A marketing research services provider, Decipher specializes in online survey programming, data collection, data processing/reporting and custom technology development. Utilizing Web-based applications, Decipher integrates state of the art technology with traditional research techniques.
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announced 12/19/2012 via Company Press Release

reInvention, LLC, will acquire Critical Mix, Inc.

synopsis: reInvention LLC, announced that it is acquiring cloud-based software technology company, Critical Mix. Together, the two companies create a powerful, end-to-end data collection, analysis and reporting solution to serve the growing demands of market research firms.
buyer: reInvention, LLC
reInvention LLC provides global sampling and data collection services to the market research industry. Driven by a passion for making it incredibly easy to survey audiences anywhere in the world, reInvention delivers high-quality responses and superior results. "
target: Critical Mix, Inc.
Critical Mix is cloud-based, survey programming and data visualization technology that empowers market research companies to make better and faster business decisions. Critical Mix provides a solution for users to build surveys, collect data, and quickly interpret results into useful information.
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closed 2/10/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Ipsos S.A, acquired Askia

synopsis: Ipsos has acquired majority stake in Askia, a leading survey technology provider to the market research industry. Its high performing tools for collecting, analyzing, reporting and visualizing both online and offline data enjoy high recognition among more than 150 clients, including research companies and businesses.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,038.49)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is the third largest market research company in the world, present in 90 markets and employing more than 18,000 people. Their 75 business solutions are based on primary data coming from our surveys, social media monitoring, and qualitative or observational techniques. "
target: Askia
Askia is a leading survey technology provider to the market research industry. Its high performing tools for collecting, analyzing, reporting and visualizing both online and offline data enjoy high recognition among more than 150 clients, including research companies and businesses.
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closed 1/26/2017 via PR Newswire

Reimagine Holdings Group, acquired MarketSight

synopsis: Reimagine Holdings Group, a holding company focused on growing consumer insights and marketing services companies, announced that it has acquired MarketSight, a global data analysis and visualization software platform company.
buyer: Reimagine Holdings Group
Reimagine Holdings Group is redefining the consumer insights industry by acquiring and investing in growth-oriented, technology-enabled service companies. Reimagine provides industry, operating, product development and transaction expertise to its group of companies. "
target: MarketSight
MarketSight is a leading provider of data reporting and analysis tools for marketers and researchers to collaborate and create informed business decisions. Its impressive client base spans across a variety of industries and includes many leading consumer brands, insights and consulting firms.
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closed 2/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Grapevine, acquired CommentsRadar

synopsis: Ideanomics, a global fintech advisory and Platform-as-a-Service company, has completed the purchase of various assets of SolidOpinion, Inc. Among the assets purchased is SolidOpinion's CommentsRadar technology and the supporting development team. The strategic acquisition is intended to be integrated into the Grapevine family.
buyer parent: Ideanomics
buyer: Grapevine
Grapevine is the world's leading end-to-end influencer marketing platform that enables collaboration between advertisers and social media content creators to produce promotional content at scale. The Grapevine network includes more than 177,000 creators with more than 6 billion monthly views. "
target parent: SolidOpinion, Inc.
target: CommentsRadar
CommentsRadar is a tool that indexes and analyzes the comments section of their client’s websites. Leading brands and publishers use this unique data to discover, engage, analyze and make smarter business decisions.
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closed 3/18/2015 via Company Press Release

FocusVision Worldwide, Inc., acquired ResearchReporter

synopsis: FocusVision Worldwide, Inc. announced that it has acquired ResearchReporter, a leading research management technology platform that provides an integrated approach to putting market research at the heart of decision-making, improving the quality and efficiency of research processes, and pro-actively managing research resources.
buyer parent: Thompson Street Capital Partners
buyer: FocusVision Worldwide, Inc.
FocusVision is the leading global provider of qualitative and quantitative technology solutions to the market research industry, providing an online survey platform, research facility video streaming, webcam focus groups, ethnography streaming and mobile device usability studies. "
target: ResearchReporter
ResearchReporter is an award-winning integrated research management application, and the leading platform used to transform research into a source of competitive advantage. It provides an integrated approach to putting market research at the heart of decision-making.
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closed 12/6/2017 via PR Newswire

Zeta Global, acquired Disqus Inc.

synopsis: Zeta Global, the data-driven marketing technology pioneer whose SaaS-based marketing cloud helps brands acquire, retain and grow customer relationships, has acquired Disqus, an audience engagement platform used by 4 million publishers. Disqus helps publishers build audiences through its platform by giving them tools to interact with their readers.
buyer: Zeta Global
Zeta Global is a data-driven marketing technology company. Their SaaS-based ZetaHub platform helps the world's leading brands acquire, retain and grow customer relationships through actionable data, advanced analytics, and machine learning. "
target: Disqus Inc.
Disqus is a leading audience engagement platform used by 4 million publishers, these include The Atlantic, Destructoid, Spoiler TV, TMZ, and more. Disqus helps independent publishers build audiences through its platform by giving them tools to interact with their readers.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

DanAds, acquired Backbone Consulting AB

synopsis: DanAds, a leading provider of digital advertising self-service platforms in Sweden, has acquired Backbone Consulting, a Swedish developer of CRM/order management systems for the media industry. Backbone's main product, Backbone4Media, allows media sales organizations to get more precision in their sales and improve their sales margins.
buyer: DanAds
Founded in 2013, DanAds is a leading provider of digital advertising self-service platforms in Sweden. Their platforms features ad forecasting, one-to-one direct programmatic, targeting options and ad-tools for publishers and advertisers. "
target: Backbone Consulting AB
Backbone Consulting is a Swedish developer of CRM/order management systems for the media industry. Their main product, Backbone4Media, is an end-to-end solution for media sales organizations. Backbone4Media allows organizations to get more precision in their sales and improve their sales margins.
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closed 5/29/2018 via Company Press Release

Re-Sources Capital, Siparex Group, acquired TBS Group Europe

synopsis: TBS Group, specialist in software packages dedicated to the world of communications and media, is taken over by its managers, supported by Siparex Small Caps and Re-Sources Capital. TBS Group develops and implements innovative, powerful and SaaS technological solutions for the communications and media industries.
buyer: Siparex Group
buyer: Re-Sources Capital
The Siparex Group is France’s leading independent private equity specialist in SMEs. Re-Sources Capital is an entrepreneurial management and independent investment capital firm owned by the management team. "
target: TBS Group Europe
TBS Group develops and implements powerful and SaaS technological solutions for the communication & media industries. They accompany their customers in digitizing their activities through the implementation of dedicated solutions (CRM, programmatic platform, subscription & routing management, etc.).
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closed 1/18/2017 via Company Press Release

Crystal Interactive, acquired IML Interactive UK

synopsis: Lumi, the global market leader in real-time audience engagement, has sold its UK business, IML Interactive UK, to Crystal Interactive – creating the largest event technology company in the UK. IML has created and led the voting technology market, providing market leading and proprietary audience engagement solutions for meetings and events.
buyer: Crystal Interactive
Audience engagement specialist Crystal Interactive provides facilitation combined with interactive technology for conferences, forums and consultation processes. They pioneered and developed communication systems that allow delegates and participants to share ideas and provide real-time feedback. "
target parent: Lumi Technologies Ltd.
target: IML Interactive UK
IML Interactive UK is an interactive events technology group. IML provides market leading and proprietary audience engagement solutions for thousands of annual meetings and events globally.
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closed 12/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

MVB Marketing und Verlagsservice des Buchhandels GmbH, acquired VLB-TIX GmbH & Co KG

synopsis: MVB has acquired all shares in VLB-TIX GmbH & Co KG., which was previously managed as a joint venture with Newbooks Solutions. VLB-TIX is the platform for high quality, productive and up-to-the-minute communication about new books that goes way beyond title listings or printed previews.
buyer parent: Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V.
buyer: MVB Marketing und Verlagsservice des Buchhandels GmbH
MVB Marketing und Verlagsservice des Buchhandels GmbH is the leading service company for the German book industry. As a subsidiary of Börsenverein e.V. it offers a wide range of different products for publishers and booksellers for the marketing of books. "
target parent: Newbooks Solutions GmbH
target: VLB-TIX GmbH & Co KG
VLB-TIX provides access to title data for all new publications and related backlist contained in the NEWBOOKS and VLB databases. The new title announcement service for the German publishing industry has been developed by NEWBOOKS Solutions together with MVB.
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closed 4/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Acast, acquired Pippa Inc.

synopsis: Acast, the world’s largest podcast company, has acquired Pippa, a podcast technology company delivering podcast hosting, analytics, and ads. Pippa makes podcasts simpler and more profitable. Their platform provides unlimited file hosting, analytics, and monetization.
buyer: Acast
Acast is the world’s largest podcast company. Acast is a global podcast marketplace that provides premium hosting, distribution and monetization. Acast connects audio makers with the financial support they need to create amazing content while also delivering the audience they want. "
target: Pippa Inc.
Pippa is a podcast technology company delivering podcast hosting, analytics, and ads. Pippa makes podcasts simpler and more profitable. Their platform provides unlimited file hosting, analytics, and monetization. Pippa enables users to buy and sell dynamic ads, and share their podcast everywhere.
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announced 9/12/2017 via PR Newswire

TrueSample will be merged with Imperium LLC,

synopsis: Imperium, the leader in data quality and anti-fraud solutions for the Market Research and E-commerce industries announced that it has entered into an agreement to lead a merger with data validation and identity verification solutions provider TrueSample.
buyer: Imperium LLC
Imperium provides a comprehensive suite of technology services and customized solutions to verify personal information and restrict fraudulent online activities. The world's most respected market research and e-commerce businesses rely on Imperium's superior technology and engineered solutions. "
target parent: Five Peaks Capital Management
target: TrueSample
TrueSample is a data validation and identity verification solutions provider. TrueSample offers API driven validation and authentication solutions targeted to before, during, and after the research process to ensure maximum risk reduction at all times.
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announced 10/9/2013 via PR Newswire

Five Peaks Capital Management, will acquire TrueSample

synopsis: SurveyMonkey, the world's most popular online survey company, announced it has entered into an agreement to sell TrueSample, the leader in online data quality solutions to a group of investors led by Five Peaks Capital Management. TrueSample will be independently operated and will continue to develop and offer data quality solutions.
buyer: Five Peaks Capital Management
Five Peaks Capital Management makes equity investments in companies in the Information & Business Services and related growth industries. They provide equity capital for acquisitions and recapitalizations for entrepreneurial middle market companies in partnership with strong management teams. "
target parent: SurveyMonkey
target: TrueSample
TrueSample is trusted by the industry's largest research buyers, research firms and sample suppliers. TrueSample has certified 98% of all U.S. online panelists and over 75 million survey responses. All TrueSample product enhancements are guided by the input of the TrueSample Quality Council.
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announced 9/12/2017 via PR Newswire

TrueSample will be merged with Imperium LLC,

synopsis: Imperium, the leader in data quality and anti-fraud solutions for the Market Research and E-commerce industries announced that it has entered into an agreement to lead a merger with data validation and identity verification solutions provider TrueSample.
buyer: Imperium LLC
Imperium provides a comprehensive suite of technology services and customized solutions to verify personal information and restrict fraudulent online activities. The world's most respected market research and e-commerce businesses rely on Imperium's superior technology and engineered solutions. "
target parent: Five Peaks Capital Management
target: TrueSample
TrueSample is a data validation and identity verification solutions provider. TrueSample offers API driven validation and authentication solutions targeted to before, during, and after the research process to ensure maximum risk reduction at all times.
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announced 9/12/2017 via PR Newswire

TrueSample will be merged with Imperium LLC,

synopsis: Imperium, the leader in data quality and anti-fraud solutions for the Market Research and E-commerce industries announced that it has entered into an agreement to lead a merger with data validation and identity verification solutions provider TrueSample.
buyer: Imperium LLC
Imperium provides a comprehensive suite of technology services and customized solutions to verify personal information and restrict fraudulent online activities. The world's most respected market research and e-commerce businesses rely on Imperium's superior technology and engineered solutions. "
target parent: Five Peaks Capital Management
target: TrueSample
TrueSample is a data validation and identity verification solutions provider. TrueSample offers API driven validation and authentication solutions targeted to before, during, and after the research process to ensure maximum risk reduction at all times.
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closed 8/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cint AB, acquired P2Sample

synopsis: Cint, the Swedish technology platform that accelerates insight gathering in marketing research, announces its acquisition of P2Sample, a company that operates the market research industry's most sophisticated sample and panel platform for clients seeking targeted respondents for consumer insights.
buyer parent: Nordic Capital
buyer: Cint AB
Headquartered in Sweden, Cint is the technology backbone of the world's most successful insight companies. Their platform accelerates the efficiency in gathering survey data, so companies can surface insights faster, in a cost-effective and scalable way to build better products and services. "
target: P2Sample
P2Sample operates the market research industry's most sophisticated sample and panel platform for clients seeking targeted respondents for consumer insights. Their automated platform programmatically integrates with hundreds of sample suppliers and allows efficient management of proprietary panels.
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closed 9/5/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Enghouse Systems Limited, acquired Survox

synopsis: Enghouse Systems Limited, A Canada-based global provider of enterprise software solutions, has acquired Survox. Survox respondent targeting and phone data collection solutions empower decision makers using market research or public opinion polling to gain accurate insights from a precisely targeted set of respondents.
buyer: Enghouse Systems Limited (TSX:ENGH:$296.51)
Enghouse Systems Limited is a Canada-based global provider of enterprise software solutions serving a variety of vertical markets. Its strategy is to build a larger and more diverse enterprise software company through strategic acquisitions and managed growth within its business segments. "
target: Survox
Survox respondent targeting and phone data collection solutions empower decision makers using market research or public opinion polling to gain accurate insights from a precisely targeted set of respondents. They provide a unified platform for respondent targeting and multi-channel survey execution.
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closed 3/2/2016 via PR Web

ISA Corp, acquired icanmakeitbetter

synopsis: Interviewing Service of America (ISA) has acquired icanmakeitbetter, a leading communities platform and its parent company Sentient Services. icanmakeitbetter provides online customer insight communities that make it easy to research, innovate and get feedback from anyone, anywhere. Their platform drives conversations through customer engagement.
buyer: ISA Corp
Since 1982, ISA has been a leading provider of data collection, processing and multicultural services to and for the market research industry. Global clients rely on the ISA group of companies for online, mobile, telephone, in-person, IVR, and focus groups, all in a variety of languages. "
target: icanmakeitbetter
icanmakeitbetter is an all-in-one insight community and customer feedback solution provides surveys, live chat, focus groups, discussion forums, digital journals, ideation, and panel management – in a simple, single platform that works across any device for true on-demand, in-context insights.
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closed 1/19/2016 via PR Newswire

FocusVision Worldwide, Inc., acquired KinesisPanel

synopsis: FocusVision, the global leader in market research technologies, announced the acquisition of Kinesis Survey Technologies, now KinesisPanel. KinesisPanel is the premier online panel management platform through its device-responsive design, innovative automation tools, and advanced reporting capabilities.
buyer parent: EQT
buyer: FocusVision Worldwide, Inc.
FocusVision is the leading global provider of quantitative and qualitative technology solutions to the market research industry, providing an online survey platform, research facility video streaming, webcam focus groups, ethnography streaming, and mobile device usability studies. "
target: KinesisPanel
KinesisPanel provides the most comprehensive online panel management platform in the world. With state-of-the-art applications, KinesisPanel powers the projects that are the lifeblood of market research by providing automated processes, advanced reporting tools and integrated incentive management.
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closed 1/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Nordic Capital, acquired Cint AB

synopsis: Nordic Capital, a leader in Nordic private equity investments, has acquired Cint, a leading global player in the insights data collection technology market. Their philosophy is to offer researchers the opportunity to access verified respondents in an open, impartial environment.
buyer: Nordic Capital
Nordic Capital is a leader in Nordic private equity investments, and now has an enviable reputation in investment and portfolio management. Since launching in 1989, Nordic Capital funds have delivered outstanding returns for our investors. "
target: Cint AB
Cint is a global platform and technology firm dedicated to creating self-service solutions for the online market research industry. Their philosophy is to offer researchers the opportunity to access verified respondents in an open, impartial environment.
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closed 1/14/2015 via Company Press Release

FocusVision Worldwide, Inc., acquired Decipher, Inc.

synopsis: FocusVision announced that it has acquired quantitative market research technology and services firm, Decipher. Decipher is best known for its powerful survey programming and reporting platform, which will now become part of the FocusVision family of products.
buyer parent: Thompson Street Capital Partners
buyer: FocusVision Worldwide, Inc.
FocusVision Worldwide is the leading global provider of live video transmission, analysis and archive solutions for the qualitative market research industry. FocusVision delivers the highest audio and video quality, reliability and security for the most advanced research organizations in the world. "
target: Decipher, Inc.
A marketing research services provider, Decipher specializes in online survey programming, data collection, data processing/reporting and custom technology development. Utilizing Web-based applications, Decipher integrates state of the art technology with traditional research techniques.
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announced 12/19/2012 via Company Press Release

reInvention, LLC, will acquire Critical Mix, Inc.

synopsis: reInvention LLC, announced that it is acquiring cloud-based software technology company, Critical Mix. Together, the two companies create a powerful, end-to-end data collection, analysis and reporting solution to serve the growing demands of market research firms.
buyer: reInvention, LLC
reInvention LLC provides global sampling and data collection services to the market research industry. Driven by a passion for making it incredibly easy to survey audiences anywhere in the world, reInvention delivers high-quality responses and superior results. "
target: Critical Mix, Inc.
Critical Mix is cloud-based, survey programming and data visualization technology that empowers market research companies to make better and faster business decisions. Critical Mix provides a solution for users to build surveys, collect data, and quickly interpret results into useful information.
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closed 5/31/2018 via PE Hub

Milestone Partners, acquired mTAB, LLC

synopsis: Milestone Partners, a lower middle market private equity firm, has acquired mTAB, a leading provider of market research software and services. mTAB's web based software solutions remove the cost and complexity of processing and querying large data sets, making survey data more accessible and useful.
buyer: Milestone Partners
Milestone Partners is a lower middle market private equity firm that specializes in making control equity investments in established operating businesses in a wide variety of industries with valuations of up to $150 million. "
target: mTAB, LLC
mTAB is a leading provider of market research software and services. Their web based software solutions remove the cost and complexity of processing and querying large data sets, making survey data more accessible and useful.
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closed 7/29/2015 via BusinessWire

Poplar Partners, acquired mTAB, LLC

synopsis: Productive Access, Inc. ("PAI"), makers of survey analysis tool, mTAB®, has successfully completed a transaction with investment firm, Poplar Capital Partners. Poplar and PAI have jointly formed a new entity, mTAB LLC, which will combine the operational expertise and investment capital from Poplar with the assets, knowledge base, and team from PAI.
buyer: Poplar Partners
Poplar Partners is focused on profitable business to business, healthcare, and IT services, and enterprise software/data analytics businesses in the lower middle market in the United States. "
target: mTAB, LLC
mTAB LLC is a Yorba Linda, CA based company that provides data structuring services that are delivered through a proprietary piece of software, mTAB®. mTAB® has established itself as the gold standard in survey analysis.
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announced 10/9/2013 via PR Newswire

Five Peaks Capital Management, will acquire TrueSample

synopsis: SurveyMonkey, the world's most popular online survey company, announced it has entered into an agreement to sell TrueSample, the leader in online data quality solutions to a group of investors led by Five Peaks Capital Management. TrueSample will be independently operated and will continue to develop and offer data quality solutions.
buyer: Five Peaks Capital Management
Five Peaks Capital Management makes equity investments in companies in the Information & Business Services and related growth industries. They provide equity capital for acquisitions and recapitalizations for entrepreneurial middle market companies in partnership with strong management teams. "
target parent: SurveyMonkey
target: TrueSample
TrueSample is trusted by the industry's largest research buyers, research firms and sample suppliers. TrueSample has certified 98% of all U.S. online panelists and over 75 million survey responses. All TrueSample product enhancements are guided by the input of the TrueSample Quality Council.
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closed 7/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Livetex LLC, acquired Red Helper

synopsis: Petersburg developer of the platform for online consultations LiveTex absorbed its Moscow rival - RedHelper. Redhelper, based in Moscow, is a provider of SaaS solutions for online customer service and behavioral data analysis for e-commerce sites.
buyer: Livetex LLC
LiveTex is the first company on the Russian market that offers not just an online consulting service, but a whole set of solutions for communicating with customers: an online consultant, a call from the site and an intelligent system of involving visitors in dialogue. "
target: Red Helper
Redhelper, based in Moscow, is a provider of SaaS solutions for online customer service and behavioral data analysis for e-commerce sites.
price ($mm)
$1.00
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closed 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Narvar, acquired Kronos Care

synopsis: Narvar, the pioneer in post-purchase customer engagement, announced it has acquired Kronos Care, a Paris-based startup that enables retailers and brands to increase loyalty through branded notification experiences.
buyer: Narvar
Narvar is an enterprise-grade SaaS platform. Narvar drives brand loyalty by enabling immersive post-purchase customer experiences. From order tracking, proactive communications, and seamless returns, Narvar applies machine learning across billions of interactions to make consumers' lives simpler. "
target: Kronos Care
Based in France, Kronos Care creates the best post purchase experience for online retailers by supercharging the tracking process to help them engage their customers and increase their loyalty.
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closed 3/8/2018 via PR Newswire

Nordstrom Inc., acquired MessageYes

synopsis: Nordstrom Inc., a leading fashion retailer, has announced that it has acquired MessageYes, a platform rooted in conversational commerce. MessageYes is the first platform to offer frictionless e-commerce over mobile messaging for brands looking to engage and transact directly with their customers.
buyer: Nordstrom Inc. (JWN:$15,478.00)
Nordstrom Inc. is a leading fashion retailer. Nordstrom operates 366 stores in 40 states, including 122 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 232 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; two clearance stores; and seven Trunk Club clubhouses. "
target: MessageYes
MessageYes' mission is to help people effortlessly discover and purchase items they love using their mobile phones. MessageYes is the first platform to offer frictionless e-commerce over mobile messaging for brands looking to engage and transact directly with their customers.
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closed 5/30/2017 via BusinessWire

Tyler Technologies, Inc., acquired Modria

synopsis: Tyler Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments, announced it has acquired Modria, a company specializing in online dispute resolution (ODR) for government and commercial entities.
buyer: Tyler Technologies, Inc. (TYL:$1,039.57)
Tyler Technologies is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. Tyler partners with clients to empower the public sector to become more efficient, more accessible and more responsive to the needs of citizens. "
target: Modria
Modria provides the leading software-as-a-service platform for online dispute resolution. Securely hosted in the cloud by Modria, the platform allows customers to link together negotiation, mediation and arbitration modules to configure support for their specific dispute resolution processes.
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closed 10/20/2016 via PR Newswire

Medallia, acquired Kampyle Ltd.

synopsis: Medallia, Inc. announced that it has acquired Kampyle, Ltd., the best-of-breed software platform for capturing customer feedback on digital and mobile channels. Medallia will offer a new product solution that combines Medallia's powerful data analytics platform with Kampyle's state-of-the-art web and mobile feedback capture capabilities.
buyer: Medallia (MDLA:$402.46)
Medallia is the Customer Experience Management company that is trusted by hundreds of the world's leading brands. Medallia's Software-as-a-Service application enables companies to capture customer feedback everywhere the customer is to improve their performance. "
target: Kampyle Ltd.
Kampyle has pioneered the field of online feedback analytics, delivering websites, online retailers and companies a powerful software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to collect, analyze, measure and manage online user feedback on services, products and customer experiences.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Capital One Financial Corp., acquired Paribus

synopsis: Capital One, a diversified banking company, has acquired the price tracking service Paribus, which helps online shoppers get automatic refunds when prices drop on items they purchased.
buyer: Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF:$22,241.00)
Capital One Financial Corp. is a diversified financial services company that offers a broad array of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One has one of the most widely recognized brands in America. "
target: Paribus
Paribus is a price tracking service that aids online shoppers in getting automatic refunds when the price drops on items they purchased. Paribus automates the process of following up on past purchases to see if shoppers could request a refund from the online retailer.
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closed 3/18/2015 via Company Press Release

FocusVision Worldwide, Inc., acquired ResearchReporter

synopsis: FocusVision Worldwide, Inc. announced that it has acquired ResearchReporter, a leading research management technology platform that provides an integrated approach to putting market research at the heart of decision-making, improving the quality and efficiency of research processes, and pro-actively managing research resources.
buyer parent: Thompson Street Capital Partners
buyer: FocusVision Worldwide, Inc.
FocusVision is the leading global provider of qualitative and quantitative technology solutions to the market research industry, providing an online survey platform, research facility video streaming, webcam focus groups, ethnography streaming and mobile device usability studies. "
target: ResearchReporter
ResearchReporter is an award-winning integrated research management application, and the leading platform used to transform research into a source of competitive advantage. It provides an integrated approach to putting market research at the heart of decision-making.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/30/2014 via Company Press Release

Axivate Capital, acquired The Feedback Company

synopsis: Axivate Capital acquired a 51% stake in The Feedback Company. The Feedback Company is one of the leading Dutch companies in the field of customer feedback, focusing on ratings and reviews. They design and develop customer feedback analysis software.
buyer: Axivate Capital
Axivate Capital is an independent investment agency focused on supporting growth ambitions, internationalisation and value creation for Dutch companies in the field of digital media, e-commerce, market intelligence and the travel sector. "
target: The Feedback Company
The Feedback Company is one of the leading Dutch companies in the field of customer feedback, focusing on ratings and reviews. They design and develop customer feedback analysis software.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/14/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Sanderson Group plc, acquired Priam Software Ltd

synopsis: Sanderson Group plc announces it completed the acquisition of Catan Marketing Limited, which provides multi-channel business solutions under the trading name, PRIAM. PRIAM offers a complete suite of software solutions for the retail, distribution and service sector.
buyer: Sanderson Group plc (AIM:SND:$42.07)
Sanderson is a publicly owned, UK provider of software solutions and IT services. They supply innovative, market-focused solutions primarily to the multi-channel retail and manufacturing sectors. "
target: Priam Software Ltd
Catan Marketing Limited, based in Rugby, UK, provides e-commerce solutions under the 'Priam Software Ltd' trading name to over 30 multi-channel retailers.
price ($mm)
$0.77
rev ($mm)
$1
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EV / rev
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