Like Mediaverse Pty Ltd.

closed 7/29/2016 via Company Press Release

Mediaverse Pty Ltd. merged with Media Research Group,

synopsis: Australian Associated Press (AAP) has acquired Melbourne-based media analysis firm Mediaverse. Mediaverse will be merged with AAP’s media analysis arm, MRG, to create one of Australia’s largest media analysis companies.
buyer parent: Australian Associated Press
buyer: Media Research Group
The Media Research Group (MRG) is the research and analysis division of Australian Associated Press (AAP). MRG was founded in 1996 and acquired by AAP in 2007. The Media Research Group provides on demand expert quantitative media analysis. "
target: Mediaverse Pty Ltd.
Mediaverse is an award-winning Melbourne-based analysis consultancy that works for a range of blue chip and government clients.
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closed 10/22/2020 via BusinessWire

Vision Integrated Graphics, acquired DX Marketing

synopsis: Vision Integrated Graphics Group LLC has acquired DX Marketing LLC (DXM), a people-based marketing agency that provides marketers access to enterprise-level data and analytics, allowing them to make informed investments that deliver strong ROI. DXM will enhance Vision’s omnichannel marketing solutions focused on customer acquisition and engagement.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Vision Integrated Graphics
Vision is a provider of data-driven, omnichannel marketing solutions focused on customer acquisition and engagement. Its end-to-end automated marketing campaigns rely on data-analytics, creative services and multi-channel execution to drive higher response rates and lower customer acquisition costs."
target parent: Roark Capital Group
target: DX Marketing
DX Marketing is an insights company that leverages unique consumer knowledge to inform business strategy and provide a quantifiable ROI on marketing spend. DXM clients get affordable access to platforms offering the most data available on individual customers and their digital behavior.
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announced 11/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Forrester, will acquire SiriusDecisions, Inc.

synopsis: Forrester, a research and advisory firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SiriusDecisions. SiriusDecisions is a leading business-to-business research and advisory firm. They help companies by delivering actionable intelligence, transformative frameworks and guidance to elevate sales, marketing and product performance.
buyer: Forrester (FORR:$349.37)
Forrester is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. They work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester's unique insights are grounded in annual surveys, methodologies, and the wisdom of their clients. "
target: SiriusDecisions, Inc.
SiriusDecisions is a leading business-to-business (B2B) advisory firm. They help B2B companies worldwide by delivering the actionable intelligence, transformative frameworks and expert guidance that equip executives to modernize and elevate sales, marketing and product performance.
price ($mm)
$245
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$87
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closed 8/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

Aegis Group PLC, acquired Data2Decisions

synopsis: UK-based media group Aegis has acquired marketing effectiveness analytics consultancy Data2Decisions. London-based Data2Decisions uses a variety of statistical modelling, econometric and analysis techniques to examine client data and uses the resulting insights to inform marketing strategy.
buyer: Aegis Group PLC
Aegis Group plc is one of the world’s leading media and digital marketing communications groups. Aegis is made up of two operating businesses, Aegis Media (Carat, Vizeum, Posterscope, Isobar and iProspect) and Aztec, the scan-based market and consumer insights company. "
target: Data2Decisions
London-based Data2Decisions was founded in 2001 by former Millward Brown statistician Paul Dyson and uses a variety of statistical modelling, econometric and analysis techniques to examine client data and uses the resulting insights to inform marketing strategy.
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closed 8/8/2006 via PR Newswire

Roark Capital Group, acquired DX Marketing

synopsis: Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, announced the acquisition of DX Marketing, LLC. DX Marketing provides market research, customer prospecting, data mapping, and digital printing services to its direct mail advertising clients from its facilities in Jacksonville, Florida and Savannah, Georgia.
buyer: Roark Capital Group
Roark Capital Group is an Atlanta-based private equity firm that acquires majority positions in franchise, direct marketing, financial services, niche manufacturing, and service businesses. "
target: DX Marketing
DX Marketing provides a comprehensive basket of services to support the direct marketing efforts of its clients. Services include market research and direct mailings based upon market segmentation, customer profiling, prospecting and data mapping.
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closed 3/14/2006 via PR Newswire

Omnicom Group Inc., acquired Unisono Fieldmarketing International Limited

synopsis: Omnicom Group Inc., the leading global advertising and marketing services group, has acquired a majority ownership interest in Unisono Fieldmarketing International Limited, a leading field marketing company based in China.
buyer: Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC:$13,962.10)
Omnicom Group Inc. is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services. "
target: Unisono Fieldmarketing International Limited
Unisono Fieldmarketing provides field marketing and merchandising services in China for both multinational and local clients.
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closed 12/1/2011 via PR Newswire

DrivingSales, Inc., acquired Revenue Guru

synopsis: DrivingSales, the auto industry's fastest-growing, most influential trade media property, announced that it has acquired consulting, training and research company Revenue Guru. Founded in 2009, Revenue Guru provides consulting, research and interactive training programs for dealer groups, manufacturers, and vendors.
buyer: DrivingSales, Inc.
DrivingSales is the auto industry's fastest-growing, most influential trade media property focused on delivering profit-building information and business intelligence to auto retailers and industry professionals. Its information network includes DrivingSales.com, DrivingSalesTV, and more. "
target: Revenue Guru
Revenue Guru provides consulting, research and interactive training programs for dealer groups, manufacturers, and vendors. RevenueGuru understands how people learn best and can develop interactive programs that work with a company's live events, webinars, and study materials.
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announced 6/20/2011 via PR Newswire

MSLGroup, will acquire Genedigi Group

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Genedigi Group, one of China's largest independent public relations and marketing communications agencies. Genedigi will be aligned with MSLGROUP, Publicis Groupe's flagship specialty communications, public relations and events network.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: MSLGroup
MSLGROUP is one of the world's top 5 PR and events networks. Its offices span 22 countries and cover virtually every discipline required for clients to engage creatively with their audiences. The group offers clients strategic advice, insight-guided thinking and big, compelling ideas. "
target: Genedigi Group
Founded in 1997, Genedigi Group employs 400 communications professionals across public relations, event marketing, digital marketing and an in-house market research center. Genedigi supports more than 50 clients across its offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
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announced 2/10/2011 via BusinessWire

Marketshare, will acquire MarketingNPV LLC

synopsis: MarketShare, the marketing analytics industry leader, has agreed to acquire MarketingNPV, one of the best-known providers of innovative measurement solutions and tools. The combined entity will offer an unprecedented end-to-end solution to marketers in all industries.
buyer parent: Harris Interactive
buyer: Marketshare
MarketShare is an analytics company that enables businesses to grow efficiently by uncovering which actions really drive results. MarketShare has a track record of ground-breaking innovations in data, modeling and software and has worked with more than half of the Fortune 100 companies. "
target: MarketingNPV LLC
MarketingNPV is a highly specialized advisory firm that links marketing expenditures to financial value creation, providing continuous improvement in the effective and efficient allocation of marketing resources.
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announced 8/10/2010 via PR Newswire

YouGov plc, will acquire Harrison Group LLC

synopsis: Harrison Group LLC, a leading marketing and strategic research consulting firm headquartered in Waterbury, CT, announced that it has agreed to be acquired by YouGov plc, a global market leader in survey and market research, political polling, panel management, research operations and business consulting.
buyer: YouGov plc (AIM:YOU:$223.64)
YouGov is an international, full-service research company primarily using online panels to provide quantitative and qualitative research across a range of industries, including consumer products, financial services, public sector, technology and telecom and media. "
target: Harrison Group LLC
Harrison Group is one of the country's leading marketing and strategic research consulting firms. Harrison Group specializes in concept testing, forecasting, segmentation, branding, business consulting and market modeling.
price ($mm)
$6.00
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$11
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$1
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1.3x
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14.3x
announced 12/15/2009 via Capital IQ

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

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

Allegiance, Inc., acquired Inquisite, Inc.

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

Greenfield Online, Inc. merged with Microsoft Corporation,

synopsis: Greenfield Online, Inc. announced that it entered into a merger agreement to be acquired by Microsoft Corporation, via a cash tender offer for $17.50 per share in a transaction valued at approximately $486 million.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$184,903.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: Greenfield Online, Inc.
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy; and helping companies better understand their customer.
price ($mm)[EV]
$461 [$396]
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$138
EBITDA ($mm)
$26
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3.1x
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16.0x
announced 8/28/2008 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd. announced that it will acquire NCI Mobility LLP of Chicago, IL. Both NCI and In-Touch provide mobile data capture and brand research programs to Fortune 5000 business-to-consumer companies in the United States.
buyer: In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd. (TSXV:INX:$13.75)
In-Touch provides integrated solutions for custom data capture and mobile marketing solutions for global enterprise customers. Our wide range of interactive data capture products includes the interactive marketing kiosk, mobile tablets and PDAs, web-based solution, and Interactive Voice Response. "
target: NCI Mobility LLP
NCI Mobility is the expert in event marketing technology. Our client-focused approach combines customized and branded consumer data capture and mobile marketing applications with interactive devices, such as touch-screen kiosks, ultra mobile PCs, and mobile phones.
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$0.08
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announced 1/9/2008 via Company Press Release

Yankelovich will be merged with Henley Centre HeadlightVision,

synopsis: Yankelovich Holdings, Inc. has signed a definitive merger agreement with WPP to merge with Henley Centre HeadlightVision, WPP's consumer trends and futures research and consultancy business and a unit of Kantar, WPP’s information, insight and consultancy division. The merger will become effective upon the satisfaction of certain conditions.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Henley Centre HeadlightVision
Henley Centre HeadlightVision is Europe’s leading consumer trends business. We provide intelligence, research and consultancy solutions to blue chip clients around the world. All of our work is informed by our proprietary global knowledge base of consumer trends and futures insights. "
target: Yankelovich
Yankelovich is a leading consumer market research and analytics company. The company has studied consumer attitudes, values and lifestyles for 50 years, creating cutting-edge expertise and the largest database of US consumer attitudes and trends.
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closed 8/3/2007 via BNC Analysis

IXI Corporation, acquired Cohorts

synopsis: IXI Corp. has acquired Cohorts, bringing together two of the leading customer-segmentation service providers.
buyer: IXI Corporation
For over 15 years, IXI has helped the nation's leading financial services and consumer marketing firms optimize marketing efforts, manage risk, identify growth markets, and enhance practice and performance management. "
target: Cohorts
Cohorts builds and provides customer marketing information networks for segmenting and targeting prospects based on wealth, income, spending capacity and share of wallet and help clients deliver the right product and message to the right customer.
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closed 4/10/2007 via BusinessWire

Lightspeed Research, acquired Foresight International, Inc.

synopsis: Lightspeed Research, an interactive data solutions provider to the marketing research industry based in Lake Zurich, Illinois. has completed the purchase of Foresight International, Inc., a global provider of innovative employee satisfaction solutions.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Lightspeed Research
Lightspeed Research, WPP Company, provides rapid, reliable market research solutions through global online panels. Through its network of proprietary panels and accredited panel partners, Lightspeed Research provides access to household members across 34 countries around the world. "
target: Foresight International, Inc.
Foresight International is a leader in the survey research and survey software industry. Foresight enjoys a worldwide reputation for quality, innovation, customer-focused professional service and leading-edge online software offerings at competitive price levels.
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closed 5/9/2007 via BusinessWire

WNS Global Services, acquired Marketics Technologies

synopsis: WNS (Holdings) Limited, a leading provider of offshore business process outsourcing services, announced that it closed its acquisition of Marketics Technologies (India) Private Limited, a privately-owned leader in offshore analytics services on May 9, 2007.
buyer: WNS Global Services (WNS:$585.82)
WNS is a leading provider of offshore business process outsourcing, or BPO, services. We provide comprehensive data, voice and analytical services that are underpinned by our expertise in our target industry sectors. "
target: Marketics Technologies
Marketics Technologies, a leader in marketing analytics, provides revenue-enhancing solutions that increase marketing effectiveness and return on marketing investment for the world's leading marketers. Analytics solutions cover the entire marketing continuum.
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$30
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closed 5/9/2007 via BusinessWire

WNS Global Services, acquired Marketics Technologies

synopsis: WNS (Holdings) Limited, a leading provider of offshore business process outsourcing services, announced that it closed its acquisition of Marketics Technologies (India) Private Limited, a privately-owned leader in offshore analytics services on May 9, 2007.
buyer: WNS Global Services (WNS:$585.82)
WNS is a leading provider of offshore business process outsourcing, or BPO, services. We provide comprehensive data, voice and analytical services that are underpinned by our expertise in our target industry sectors. "
target: Marketics Technologies
Marketics Technologies, a leader in marketing analytics, provides revenue-enhancing solutions that increase marketing effectiveness and return on marketing investment for the world's leading marketers. Analytics solutions cover the entire marketing continuum.
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closed 12/22/2006 via

MarketingExperiments.com, acquired MarketingSherpa, Inc.

synopsis: MarketingExperiments.com, a research firm that conducts real-time marketing experiments, is acquiring MarketingSherpa, Inc., a research firm that publishes marketing case studies and benchmark data. The two research firms will function as separate but close partners.
buyer: MarketingExperiments.com
MarketingExperiments.com conducts real-time marketing campaign tests with research partners such as the New York Times, Reuters Group, and Encyclopedia Britannica. Research areas include e-commerce marketing, e-mail marketing, online advertising, search engine marketing, and subscription marketing. "
target: MarketingSherpa, Inc.
MarketingSherpa is a research firm publishing practical case studies and benchmark guides for marketing professionals. Topics covered include exclusive data and proven tactics in business-to-business marketing, e-commerce marketing, e-mail marketing, telemarketing, public relations.
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closed 7/29/2016 via Company Press Release

Mediaverse Pty Ltd. merged with Media Research Group,

synopsis: Australian Associated Press (AAP) has acquired Melbourne-based media analysis firm Mediaverse. Mediaverse will be merged with AAP’s media analysis arm, MRG, to create one of Australia’s largest media analysis companies.
buyer parent: Australian Associated Press
buyer: Media Research Group
The Media Research Group (MRG) is the research and analysis division of Australian Associated Press (AAP). MRG was founded in 1996 and acquired by AAP in 2007. The Media Research Group provides on demand expert quantitative media analysis. "
target: Mediaverse Pty Ltd.
Mediaverse is an award-winning Melbourne-based analysis consultancy that works for a range of blue chip and government clients.
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closed 7/29/2016 via Company Press Release

Mediaverse Pty Ltd. merged with Media Research Group,

synopsis: Australian Associated Press (AAP) has acquired Melbourne-based media analysis firm Mediaverse. Mediaverse will be merged with AAP’s media analysis arm, MRG, to create one of Australia’s largest media analysis companies.
buyer parent: Australian Associated Press
buyer: Media Research Group
The Media Research Group (MRG) is the research and analysis division of Australian Associated Press (AAP). MRG was founded in 1996 and acquired by AAP in 2007. The Media Research Group provides on demand expert quantitative media analysis. "
target: Mediaverse Pty Ltd.
Mediaverse is an award-winning Melbourne-based analysis consultancy that works for a range of blue chip and government clients.
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closed 4/1/2006 via

Exponent Private Equity, acquired Discovery Group Limited

synopsis: August Equity, an independent private equity firm investing in the UK lower mid-market, has agreed the sale of one its portfolio companies, Discovery Group Limited, which trades as Durrants Media Monitoring ('Durrants'), to Exponent Private Equity. The transaction completes on 12 April 2006.
buyer: Exponent Private Equity
Exponent is an independent investment and advisory firm dedicated to UK private equity.They have funds under management of £1.2 billion, and are ready to commit up to £200 million of equity to any single investment. "
target parent: August Equity Ltd.
target: Discovery Group Limited
Durrants have been providing an invaluable service for PR people for over 125 years. Durrants has been a market leader, and will continue to innovate to ensure their range of media monitoring and evaluation services go on meeting their clients changing needs.
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$142
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closed 9/4/2008 via PR Newswire

Philips Electronics NV, acquired Teletrax

synopsis: Medialink Worldwide Incorporated, a leading provider of diversified media services for professional communicators and marketers, announced that it closed the previously announced transfer of its ownership interest in Teletrax to Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
buyer: Philips Electronics NV (ENXTAM:PHIA:$22,796.71)
Royal Philips Electronics is a global leader in healthcare, lighting and consumer lifestyle, delivering products, services and solutions. The company has medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring systems, energy efficient lighting solutions, home appliances, as well as consumer electronics. "
target parent: Medialink Worldwide, Inc.
target: Teletrax
Teletrax® is the most accurate way to monitor how your broadcast material is used. It combines advanced technology with a worldwide monitoring network.
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closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Advertising Research Foundation, acquired Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement

synopsis: The Advertising Research Foundation (ARF), the industry leader in advertising research among brand advertisers, agencies, media and research firms, announced that it has acquired the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM). CIMM promotes innovation in audience measurement for television and cross-platform media.
buyer: Advertising Research Foundation
The Advertising Research Foundation is an industry leader in advertising research among brand advertisers, agencies, media and research firms. Providing leading-edge solutions, they create objective, original research through education, events, and networking for advertising practitioners. "
target: Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement
The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) was founded in 2009 by leading television content providers, media agencies and advertisers. CIMM explores, promotes and identifies new methodologies and approaches to audience measurement for television and cross-platform media.
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closed 4/10/2014 via Company Press Release

NewBay Media LLC, acquired Ratings Intelligence LLC

synopsis: NewBay Media, publisher of Multichannel News, Broadcasting & Cable, and Next TV, has announced the acquisition of television research and analysis firm Ratings Intelligence. Ratings Intelligence provides its subscribers with daily television research reports that contextualize audience data.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay Media is the leading information and marketing solutions provider for the Pro Audio, Broadcast and Video, Music, AV/Consumer Electronics and Education markets. NewBay delivers its premier content through their award-winning portfolio of integrated platforms. "
target: Ratings Intelligence LLC
Ratings Intelligence is a research company based in New York’s tech-centric Flatiron district. Ratings Intelligence puts TV ratings in context for busy executives making important business decisions based on the company’s research.
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announced 3/23/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Infopaq International, will purchase Monitor and Analyze business from Cision AB

synopsis: Cision AB has signed an agreement to sell its Monitor and Analyze business in Sweden and Norway to Infopaq International, a leading company on the Nordic market for Monitor and Analysis services.
buyer: Infopaq International
Infopaq was founded in Denmark in 1998, and quickly established itself as an external monitoring supplier in two areas, media monitoring and media analysis. Today, Infopaq is represented in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. "
seller: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision delivers relevant media information, targeted distribution, media monitoring, and precise analyses. Cision is a force that drives your business forward through the ability to make better decisions based on superior media intelligence.
price ($mm)
$3.11
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$30
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announced 4/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Tribune Digital Ventures, will acquire TV by the Numbers

synopsis: Tribune Digital Ventures (TDV), the technology and innovation arm of Tribune Company, announced it has agreed to acquire TV by the Numbers, a leading research and editorial resource dedicated to the analysis of TV ratings data and network programming news from Hollywood. TDV is also re-launching its entertainment website Zap2it.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Tribune Digital Ventures
Tribune Digital Ventures (TDV) was launched in 2013 as a stand-alone unit of Tribune Company. It is responsible for the creation, design, and development of digital products and services that leverage the company's content and data, and extend the reach of its distribution platform. "
target: TV by the Numbers
TV by the Numbers is a leading research and editorial resource dedicated to the analysis of TV ratings data and network programming news from Hollywood. TV by the Numbers features deep analysis of TV ratings and share data, and unique editorial coverage of show renewals and cancellations.
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closed 12/15/2011 via PR Newswire

Live Nation, Inc., acquired BigChampagne Media Measurement

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment has acquired BigChampagne Media Measurement, a leading developer of technologies for collecting, analyzing and distributing media metrics. BigChampagne's Ultimate Chart platform will power social discovery, content relevancy and product personalization across Live Nation's businesses.
buyer: Live Nation, Inc. (LYV:$6,268.45)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. "
target: BigChampagne Media Measurement
BigChampagne is a leading developer of technologies for collecting, analyzing and distributing media metrics. The company acquires and analyzes billions of online and offline data points about popular entertainment.
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closed 12/3/2010 via Market Wire

iSuppli Corporation, acquired Screen Digest

synopsis: iSuppli Corporation, the global leader in technology value chain research and advisory services, has acquired UK-based Screen Digest, a provider of market research covering film, television, broadband media, mobile media, cinema, home entertainment, TV technology and video games.
buyer: iSuppli Corporation
iSuppli Corporation, the global leader in electronics industry intelligence, provides market intelligence services for the entire electronics value chain. Services afforded by iSuppli range from electronic component research to device-specific application market forecasts. "
target: Screen Digest
Screen Digest is regarded as the world's leading media-focused research, publishing and consulting company. The company employs 50 analysts, working across the entire traditional and emerging media content and distribution technology value chain, for music, movies, TV, games and digital media.
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closed 8/27/2008 via PR Newswire

Light Reading, Inc., acquired Pyramid Research

synopsis: TechWeb's Light Reading Communications Network, the leading integrated publishing, events and research company serving the global communications marketplace, has acquired Pyramid Research, a market research and advisory service company.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: Light Reading, Inc.
Light Reading Inc. is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. "
target: Pyramid Research
For twenty years, Pyramid Research has helped companies in the converging communications, media and technology industries stay ahead of market trends, understand competitive threats and capitalize on opportunities.
price ($mm)
$8.00
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$8
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closed 3/19/2008 via BtoBonline.com

Ipsos S.A, acquired Monroe Mendelsohn Research, Inc.

synopsis: Research firm Ipsos announced Wednesday that it has acquired Monroe Mendelsohn Research, a New York-based media, marketing and opinion research company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,361.14)
What do consumers think? IPSOS knows. One of the leading market research companies in Europe, IPSOS helps its clients test and evaluate brands, products, promotions, advertising, marketing, customer satisfaction, and public opinion. "
target: Monroe Mendelsohn Research, Inc.
Monroe Mendelsohn Research is an internationally recognized, full-service marketing and media research company headquartered in New York City. The company syndicates two of America’s well-known, respected and innovative media surveys (The Mendelsohn Affluent Survey and The Mendelsohn PReSS Survey).
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$17
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announced 10/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Screen Digest, will acquire Adams Media Research

synopsis: Screen Digest, Ltd., the London-based leader in global media intelligence, has agreed to acquire Adams Media Research, the pre-eminent supplier of data and market analysis on the U.S. home entertainment market, for an undisclosed amount of cash and Screen Digest stock. The merger is expected to be finalized by the end of October.
buyer: Screen Digest
Screen Digest is the pre-eminent firm of industry analysts covering the global media markets. We employ a team of specialist analysts covering television, broadband, mobile, home entertainment, cinema and gaming. "
target: Adams Media Research
Adams Media Research conducts financial and market research, publishes the monthly Hollywood Aftermarket newsletter, and provides strategic and financial consulting in the fields of motion pictures, video and digital media and entertainment.
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closed 3/29/2006 via BusinessWire

JupiterResearch, LLC merged with JupiterKagan, Inc.,

synopsis: JupiterResearch, LLC, and Kagan Research, LLC, have come together to create JupiterKagan, Inc., a major provider of research, consulting and thought leadership in the areas of media, telecommunications, the Internet and emerging consumer technologies.
buyer parent: MCG Credit Corporation
buyer: JupiterKagan, Inc.
JupiterResearch provides unbiased research, analysis and advice, backed by proprietary data, to help companies profit from the impact of the Internet and emerging consumer technologies on their business. "
target parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
target: JupiterResearch, LLC
JupiterResearch provides unbiased research, analysis and advice, backed by proprietary data, to help companies profit from the impact of the Internet and emerging consumer technologies on their business.
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closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

NPD Group, Inc., purchased VideoScan from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: The NPD Group announced that it has purchased Nielsen’s VideoScan point-of-sale retail tracking service for the home video market. VideoScan monitors DVD sales, including HD and Blu-ray sales, based on information collected from retailers.
buyer: NPD Group, Inc.
The NPD Group is the leading global provider of consumer and retail market research solutions for a wide range of industries. They offer consumer behavior and point-of-sale (POS) information and industry expertise across more industries than any other market research company. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$3,500.00)
VideoScan is Nielsen's point-of-sale retail tracking service for the home video market. VideoScan monitors DVD sales, including HD and Blu-ray sales, based on information collected from retailers.
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closed 4/4/2007 via Company Press Release

SNL Financial LC, acquired Kagan Research LLC

synopsis: SNL Financial, the leading sector-focused provider of essential business intelligence to investment banks, money managers and corporations, today announced the acquisition of leading media research and analysis firm, Kagan Research.
buyer: SNL Financial LC
SNL collects, standardizes and disseminates all relevant corporate, financial, market and M&A data -- plus news and analysis - for the Energy, Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Real Estate and Media & Communications industries. "
target parent: MCG Capital Corporation
target: Kagan Research LLC
Kagan's consulting, publishing and data services provide exclusive benchmarking data and analysis, market advisories and long-range forecasts for TV, radio, cable, satellite, wireless, movie and sports sectors.
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closed 3/14/2018 via PR Newswire

BioInformatics Inc., acquired IMV Ltd.

synopsis: BioInformatics Inc., the leading market research firm supporting the analytical instrumentation and life science industries, and owner of The Science Advisory Board, has acquired IMV Publishing, a recognized leader in market research and online publishing for the medical imaging and clinical diagnostic instruments markets.
buyer: BioInformatics Inc.
BioInformatics Inc. is the leading research and advisory firm serving the life science, diagnostic and analytical instrument industries. Their expertise includes assessing the size and attractiveness of markets, optimizing product configurations and pricing and validating corporate acquisitions. "
target: IMV Ltd.
IMV Publishing is a recognized leader in market research and online publishing for the medical imaging and clinical diagnostic instruments markets. IMV’s complete line of research reports provides decision makers with site-specific databases and comprehensive market reports.
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closed 6/19/2007 via

Getty Images, Inc., acquired Pump Audio

synopsis: Getty Images, Inc. the world's leading creator and distributor of visual content, has entered the commercial music licensing business with the acquisition of Pump Audio, a leading provider of quality independent music to content creators around the world.
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images, Inc. is one of the largest international providers of visual content to a diverse range of professional users of images, including advertising and design agencies, magazine, newspaper, broadcasters production companies and the growing area of the web and new media publishers. "
target: Pump Audio
Pump Audio is a new kind of agent for independent musicians, digitally connecting them with buyers in the mainstream media. With Pump Audio, artists can license their music into productions without giving up any ownership, while TV and advertising producers can discover new music ready for use.
price ($mm)
$38
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closed 7/18/2018 via PR Web

VideoAmp, acquired IronGrid Data Services, Inc.

synopsis: VideoAmp, a software and data solutions company, acquired IronGrid Data Services. IronGrid is a big data technology firm that provides technology platforms, marketers and media companies with access to secure and privacy-compliant TV Viewership data from the nation’s leading multichannel video programming distributors and connected TV providers.
buyer: VideoAmp
VideoAmp is the software and data solutions company powering the convergence of linear TV and digital advertising. Their software solutions enable marketers and content owners to plan, transact, and measure deduplicated audiences across digital video, OTT, connected and linear TV advertising. "
target: IronGrid Data Services, Inc.
IronGrid Data Services is a big data technology firm that provides technology platforms, marketers and media companies with access to secure, anonymized, and privacy-compliant TV Viewership data from the nation’s leading multichannel video programming distributors and connected TV providers.
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closed 11/29/2016 via PR Newswire

Emaji, Inc., acquired Framepool

synopsis: Emaji, Inc. announced the acquisition of 86.6 percent of the outstanding shares of Framepool AG, a leading distributor of stock footage with headquarters in Munich, Germany. Framepool collects, selects and prepares high quality video footage from TV, movie or commercial film producers and sells licenses to its growing library of clips.
buyer: Emaji, Inc. (OTCPK:EMJI:$0.00)
Emaji, Inc., based in Irvine, California, is a publicly traded development stage company with two divisions: Entertainment, and Ventures. They seek to establish a fast-growing industry player with a diversified stream of revenue and strong corporate governance. "
target: Framepool
Framepool collects, selects and prepares high quality video footage from TV, movie or commercial film producers and sells licenses to its growing library of over one million clips to its customers, among them the most prominent advertising agencies, broadcasters and production companies.
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closed 9/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Gracenote, Inc., acquired Baseline StudioSystems

synopsis: Gracenote announced it has acquired Baseline, a provider of film and television information and services. Baseline's industry-leading database deepens Gracenote's existing video metadata by adding detailed, descriptive information about movies and TV productions to power next generation TV and video experiences for viewers.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Gracenote, Inc.
Gracenote, Inc. provides music and video content and technologies to the world's hottest entertainment products and brands. The company's partners in the entertainment community include major music publishers and labels, prominent independents and movie studios and television networks. "
target parent: Hollywood Media Corporation
target: Baseline StudioSystems
Baseline StudioSystems is the premier licensor and syndicator of film and TV entertainment data and associated applications to professionals in the film, television, media and financial sectors.
price ($mm)
$50
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closed 10/7/2011 via Berkery

Project Hollywood LLC, acquired Baseline StudioSystems

synopsis: The New York Times Company has sold its Baseline unit to Project Hollywood LLC, a privately held company which is majority owned by media and Internet entrepreneurs Laurie S. Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein. Baseline is a leading online subscription database and research service for information on the film and television industries.
buyer: Project Hollywood LLC (HOLL:$3.77)
Project Hollywood LLC is majority owned by Laurie S. Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein, who previously founded the SyFy Channel and MovieTickets.com. Ms. Silvers and Mr. Rubenstein currently own a variety of Internet properties including Hollywood.com, Spill.com, and Hollywood Wiretap. "
target parent: The New York Times Company
target: Baseline StudioSystems
Baseline StudioSystems is a leading online subscription database and research service for information on the film and television industries, and a provider of premium film and television data to Web sites.
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