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UserTesting, acquired usabiliTEST

synopsis: UserTesting, a company that enables every organization to deliver the best customer experience powered by human insight, has acquired the technology assets of usabiliTEST, a provider of information architecture testing solutions.
buyer: UserTesting
UserTesting enables every organization to deliver the best customer experience powered by human insight. With UserTesting’s on-demand Human Insight Platform, companies across industries make accurate customer-first decisions at every level, at the speed business demands. "
target: usabiliTEST
usabiliTEST is a provider of information architecture testing solutions. Using usabiliTEST's tools to collect relevant user data can help clients make critical decisions and lay a solid foundation for their website's information architecture and design.
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closed 1/27/2021 via PR Newswire

Tarmac, acquired UseTrace

synopsis: Tarmac, a global software development company, has acquired Usetrace, a SaaS software testing solution in Finland. Usetrace offers a codeless user interface testing tool for web apps. Their solution uses cloud computers to continuously do automated tests on web apps to ensure their user interfaces are working as intended.
buyer: Tarmac
Tarmac is a global software development company. Tarmac designs, builds and scales award-winning custom web and mobile apps for their clients. The company is technology agnostic and leverage a wide array of modern languages including Ruby, Java, Python and Go. "
target: UseTrace
Usetrace is a SaaS software testing solution in Finland. Usetrace offers a codeless user interface testing tool for web apps. Their solution uses cloud computers to continuously do automated tests on web apps to ensure their user interfaces are working as intended.
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closed 10/20/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Data443 Risk Mitigation, Inc., acquired IntellyWP

synopsis: Data443 Risk Mitigation, Inc., a leading data security and privacy software company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the intellectual property rights and assets of IntellyWP, an Italy-based developer that produces WordPress plug-ins that enhance the overall user experience for webmaster and end users.
buyer: Data443 Risk Mitigation, Inc. (OTCPK:ATDS:$1.90)
Data443 is an industry leader in the data security and privacy business. The company provides software and services to enable secure data across local devices, network, cloud, and databases, at rest and in flight, to provide user-enabled, governance-enabled, up-to-date security for every data point."
target: IntellyWP
IntellyWP is an Italy-based developer that produces WordPress plug-ins that enhance the overall user experience for webmaster and end users.
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closed 1/10/2018 via Company Press Release

UserZoom, acquired WhatUsersDo Limited

synopsis: UserZoom, the leading user experience (UX) research platform company, announced it has acquired research technology company WhatUsersDo. A pioneer in remote usability testing, WhatUsersDo has specialized in sourcing participants for qualitative usability research with an emphasis on the European market.
buyer: UserZoom
UserZoom is the all-in-one user experience research and testing platform for the enterprise. Its cloud-based platform provides the quantitative and qualitative insights essential to measuring and improving the user experience. "
target: WhatUsersDo Limited
WhatUsersDo is a remote user testing platform. They provide access to a global panel of 30,000 UX testers that give their thoughts and feelings, via video recordings of the test, which can be used to observe behaviour, analyse and build a business case to improve the usability of digital products.
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closed 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Netcore Solutions Pvt. Ltd., acquired Hansel.io

synopsis: Netcore Solutions, a global MarTech product company, has acquired Hansel.io, a real-time, no code product experience platform in India. Hansel.io enables product and growth teams to place contextual nudges and walkthroughs at the most appropriate time in the customer’s journey to boost conversions and engagement on mobile and web-based apps.
buyer: Netcore Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Netcore's cloud-based omni-channel, marketing automation solution offers marketers an engagement platform, communication channels (email/sms/voice/social/web/app) and consultative services to help nurture, cross-sell/Up-sell & engage for higher ROI. "
target: Hansel.io
Hansel.io is a real-time, no code product experience platform in India. Hansel.io enables product and growth teams to place contextual nudges and walkthroughs at the most appropriate time in the customer’s journey to boost conversions and engagement on mobile and web-based apps.
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closed 4/14/2015 via PR Newswire

Localytics, acquired Splitforce

synopsis: Localytics, the complete marketing and analytics platform for mobile and web apps, announced the acquisition of Splitforce, an automated optimization tool purpose-built for mobile apps. Over 250 mobile applications have used Splitforce to test and target different variations of app experiences.
buyer: Localytics
Smart marketing demands powerful analytics. Only Localytics brings app marketing and analytics together in one complete platform. Localytics helps companies such as ESPN, eBay, Fox, and the New York Times create personalized app experiences that drive higher engagement, loyalty and lifetime value. "
target: Splitforce
Splitforce is an automated optimization tool purpose-built for mobile apps. Over 250 mobile applications have used Splitforce to test and target different variations of app experiences and marketing messages and collect data on how each variation performs against the app's key metrics.
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closed 5/19/2021 via Company Press Release

Netlify, acquired FeaturePeek

synopsis: Netlify, the cloud for collaborative web development, has acquired FeaturePeek, a collaboration tool that shortens feedback loops between web designers and web developers. FeaturePeek allows users to create on-demand frontend staging environments that make it easy for the whole team to review and leave feedback.
buyer: Netlify
Netlify is a web developer platform that multiplies productivity. Netlify is an intuitive platform for building, deploying, and collaborating on web apps. Their solution includes features for deploy previews, split testing, build plugins, and more. "
target: FeaturePeek
FeaturePeek is a collaboration tool that shortens feedback loops between web designers and web developers. FeaturePeek allows users to create on-demand frontend staging environments that make it easy for the whole team to review and leave feedback.
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closed 6/16/2021 via GlobeNewswire

WSO2, acquired Platformer

synopsis: WSO2, the leader in digital transformation technology, announced that it has acquired Platformer, innovator of an enterprise-grade cloud native application platform that empowers enterprise developers and DevOps to deploy and manage their containerized workloads securely, and reliably at scale on Kubernetes.
buyer: WSO2
Founded in 2005, WSO2 radically simplifies the way enterprises create, deliver, and scale digital experiences. Their cloud native, API-first approach helps developers and architects to innovate at speed and accelerate time to market. "
target: Platformer
Platformer is an innovator of an enterprise-grade cloud native application platform that empowers enterprise developers and DevOps to deploy and manage their containerized workloads securely, and reliably at scale on Kubernetes.
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closed 4/20/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Netreo, acquired Stackify

synopsis: Netreo has acquired Stackify, a developer-centric provider of SaaS application performance monitoring solutions. The combined capabilities of Netreo and Stackify will enable developers, DevOps, IT, and business leaders to have AIOps-driven end-to-end observability and rapid incident resolution for their cloud and on-premises IT infrastructure.
buyer: Netreo
Netreo is an IT Operations full-stack monitoring and AIOps company. Netreo offers full-stack IT infrastructure management (ITIM), application performance monitoring (APM), and digital experience monitoring (DEM) solutions that empower enterprise ITOps, developers, and IT leaders. "
target: Stackify
Stackify is a developer-centric provider of SaaS application performance monitoring (APM) solutions. Stackify’s Retrace product is an easy-to-use APM toolset that proactively improves application performance by providing the critical insights developers need to deploy better applications faster.
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closed 4/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Atlassian Pty Ltd., acquired ThinkTilt

synopsis: Atlassian, a leading provider of collaboration, development, and issue tracking software for teams, has acquired ThinkTilt, Jira-centric no-code/low-code form builder in Australia. ThinkTilt's ProForma platform empowers teams to build their existing forms into Jira quickly and easily, without needing IT support.
buyer: Atlassian Pty Ltd. (TEAM:$1,802.92)
Atlassian is a leading provider of collaboration, development, and issue tracking software for teams. With over 100,000 global customers, Atlassian is advancing the power of collaboration with products including Jira, Jira Service Desk, Jira Ops, Confluence, Bitbucket, Trello, and more. "
target: ThinkTilt
ThinkTilt is Jira-centric no-code/low-code form builder in Australia. ThinkTilt's ProForma platform empowers teams to build their existing forms into Jira quickly and easily, without needing IT support. They allow users to easily collect specific, structured, validated data without custom fields.
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announced 2/3/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Sauce Labs, will acquire AutonomIQ

synopsis: Sauce Labs Inc., the leading provider of continuous testing solutions, will acquire AutonomIQ, a leading provider of scriptless test automation solutions. AutonomIQ leverages powerful AI and ML capabilities to help users easily create and execute tests for SaaS and low-code applications.
buyer: Sauce Labs
Sauce Labs provides the world's largest cloud-based platform for the automated testing of web and mobile applications. Its award-winning service eliminates the time and expense of maintaining an in-house testing infrastructure, freeing development teams to innovate and release better software. "
target: AutonomIQ
AutonomIQ is a provider of scriptless test automation solutions. AutonomIQ leverages powerful AI and ML capabilities to help users easily create and execute tests for SaaS and low-code applications. Their cloud platform enables companies to improve quality and reduce risk for their digital products.
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closed 12/22/2020 via BusinessWire

Appfire, acquired Artemis Software

synopsis: Appfire, a leading provider of apps for software development teams, announced the acquisition of Artemis Software, an Atlassian app vendor with an established cloud presence focused on optimizing productivity and collaborative work environments by leveraging Atlassian tools.
buyer: Appfire
Appfire is an award-winning Atlassian Platinum Marketplace Partner and has been a global authority in the Atlassian ecosystem for more than 15 years. Appfire’s popular Artemis, Bob Swift, Innovalog, and Wittified product brands comprise the largest portfolio of apps on the Atlassian Marketplace. "
target: Artemis Software
Artemis Software is an Atlassian app vendor with an established cloud presence focused on optimizing productivity and collaborative work environments by leveraging Atlassian tools.
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announced 12/10/2020 via BusinessWire

New Relic, Inc, will acquire Pixie Labs

synopsis: New Relic, Inc., a leader in observability, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Pixie Labs, a next generation machine intelligence observability solution for developers using Kubernetes.
buyer: New Relic, Inc (NEWR:$641.32)
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. "
target: Pixie Labs
Pixie Labs is a next generation machine intelligence observability solution for developers using Kubernetes. Pixie helps developers explore, monitor, secure and manage their applications without the need to change code, manually set up dashboards or compromise on how much data they can observe.
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announced 10/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Intel Corporation, will acquire SigOpt

synopsis: Intel announced it will acquire SigOpt, a San Francisco-based provider of a leading platform for the optimization of AI software models at scale. SigOpt’s AI software technologies deliver productivity and performance gains across hardware and software parameters, use cases and workloads in deep learning, machine learning and data analytics.
buyer: Intel Corporation (INTC:$78,098.00)
Intel is an industry leader, creating world-changing technology that enables global progress and enriches lives. By embedding intelligence in the cloud, network, edge, and every kind of computing device, Intel unleashes the potential of data to transform business and society for the better. "
target: SigOpt
SigOpt is a provider of a leading platform for the optimization of AI software models at scale. SigOpt’s AI software technologies deliver productivity and performance gains across hardware and software parameters, use cases and workloads in deep learning, machine learning and data analytics.
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announced 9/23/2020 via PR Newswire

Snyk, will acquire DeepCode AG

synopsis: Snyk, the leader in developer-first cloud native application security, will acquire DeepCode, a provider of real-time semantic code analysis powered by AI. DeepCode helps developers to write better code by enabling them to quickly find critical issues and security vulnerabilities within their code.
buyer: Snyk
Headquartered in the UK, Snyk is a developer-first security company that helps organizations use open source and stay secure. Snyk is the only solution that seamlessly and proactively finds and fixes vulnerabilities and license violations in open source dependencies and Docker images. "
target: DeepCode AG
DeepCode is a Swiss provider of real-time semantic code analysis powered by AI. DeepCode uses AI to learn from open source software and help developers write better code. Their solution enables developers to quickly find critical issues and security vulnerabilities within their code.
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closed 9/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

Copado Solutions, acquired ClickDeploy

synopsis: Copado, a leading native DevOps platform for Salesforce, announced that it has acquired ClickDeploy. ClickDeploy offers the fastest, easiest, and free DevOps tool for customers starting on their DevOps journey. With Copado, all Salesforce customers are now empowered with the broadest and most comprehensive DevOps suite available.
buyer: Copado Solutions
Founded in 2013, Copado is a leading DevOps platform for Salesforce. For enterprises wanting to accelerate their Salesforce deployments, Copado simplifies the release process, increases developer productivity and maximizes return on investment. "
target: ClickDeploy
Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, ClickDeploy is a fast-growing Salesforce AppExchange Partner that offers enterprise-grade release management to businesses of all sizes. Hundreds of customers rely on ClickDeploy to manage their Salesforce deployments with a modern release process.
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closed 3/16/2020 via BusinessWire

Idera, acquired FusionCharts

synopsis: Idera, Inc., parent company of global B2B software productivity brands, announced the acquisition of FusionCharts, a leading provider of JavaScript charting components and tools. FusionCharts empowers developers to build user-friendly, visually appealing dashboards for web and mobile projects.
buyer parent: HGGC, LLC
buyer: Idera
Idera delivers B2B software productivity tools that enable technical users to do more with less, faster. Idera brands span three divisions – Database Tools, Developer Tools, and Test Management Tools – with products that are evangelized by millions of community members. "
target: FusionCharts
FusionCharts is a leading provider of JavaScript charting components and tools. FusionCharts empowers developers to build user-friendly, visually appealing dashboards for web and mobile projects.
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announced 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Uploadcare, will acquire Blinkloader

synopsis: Uploadcare, an end-to-end cloud platform disrupting the traditional Content Delivery Network (CDN) market through its Bi-Directional technology, announced that it is acquiring Blinkloader. Blinkloader is a content optimization platform that speeds up content delivery and allows developers to fully comply with new web performance requirements.
buyer: Uploadcare
Uploadcare combines adaptive content delivery with high-speed origin services, using AI to optimize files, images, and videos based on each specific end-users’ device, browser, and network connection. "
target: Blinkloader
Blinkloader is a content optimization platform that speeds up content delivery and allows developers to fully comply with new web performance and industry-specific privacy requirements.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kong Inc., acquired Insomnia REST

synopsis: Kong Inc., a creator of an API and service lifecycle management platform, acquired Insomnia, an open source API testing platform. Insomnia was created to help make APIs easier to explore, debug, and share. Insomnia provides advanced authentication helpers, templating, and request chaining help get things done faster.
buyer: Kong Inc.
Kong provides an intelligent service control platform that uses machine learning to provide developers and Global 5000 enterprises with a comprehensive solution for designing, testing and managing services across all protocols, platforms and architecture patterns. "
target: Insomnia REST
Insomnia is a popular open source API testing platform. Insomnia was created to help make APIs easier to explore, debug, and share. Insomnia provides advanced authentication helpers, templating, and request chaining help get things done faster.
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closed 4/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

EPAM Systems, acquired test IO

synopsis: EPAM Systems has acquired 100% of the equity interests of test IO, a company that helps software teams ship high quality software faster. As a global leader in software crowdtesting, they enable fast moving software development teams with a platform for on-demand QA testing throughout the entire development cycle.
buyer: EPAM Systems (EPAM:$2,788.89)
EPAM Systems, Inc., a leading global product development and platform engineering services company, is focused on delivering results through best-in-class software engineering, combined with innovative strategy, consulting and design capabilities. "
target: test IO
Test IO helps software teams ship high quality software faster. As a global leader in software crowdtesting, they enable fast moving software development teams with a platform for on-demand QA testing throughout the entire development cycle.
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closed 10/14/2020 via BusinessWire

UserTesting, acquired usabiliTEST

synopsis: UserTesting, a company that enables every organization to deliver the best customer experience powered by human insight, has acquired the technology assets of usabiliTEST, a provider of information architecture testing solutions.
buyer: UserTesting
UserTesting enables every organization to deliver the best customer experience powered by human insight. With UserTesting’s on-demand Human Insight Platform, companies across industries make accurate customer-first decisions at every level, at the speed business demands. "
target: usabiliTEST
usabiliTEST is a provider of information architecture testing solutions. Using usabiliTEST's tools to collect relevant user data can help clients make critical decisions and lay a solid foundation for their website's information architecture and design.
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closed 10/14/2020 via BusinessWire

UserTesting, acquired usabiliTEST

synopsis: UserTesting, a company that enables every organization to deliver the best customer experience powered by human insight, has acquired the technology assets of usabiliTEST, a provider of information architecture testing solutions.
buyer: UserTesting
UserTesting enables every organization to deliver the best customer experience powered by human insight. With UserTesting’s on-demand Human Insight Platform, companies across industries make accurate customer-first decisions at every level, at the speed business demands. "
target: usabiliTEST
usabiliTEST is a provider of information architecture testing solutions. Using usabiliTEST's tools to collect relevant user data can help clients make critical decisions and lay a solid foundation for their website's information architecture and design.
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closed 3/19/2020 via BusinessWire

UserTesting, acquired Teston

synopsis: UserTesting, the leading provider for on-demand human insights, has acquired Teston, a European provider of multilingual experience testing for fast customer feedback. Getting customer feedback is critical for businesses of any size, and Teston has built its feedback solution with a focus on multi-language support from the ground up.
buyer: UserTesting
UserTesting enables every organization to deliver the best customer experience powered by human insight. With UserTesting’s on-demand Human Insight Platform, companies across industries make accurate customer-first decisions at every level, at the speed business demands. "
target: Teston
Teston is a European provider of multilingual experience testing for fast customer feedback. Getting customer feedback is critical for businesses of any size, anywhere around the world–and Teston has built its feedback solution with a focus on multi-language support from the ground up.
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closed 10/29/2019 via BusinessWire

UserTesting, acquired Truthlab

synopsis: UserTesting has acquired Truthlab, a provider of machine learning based video analysis. Truthlab builds Customer Experience Management (CXM) products and solutions that enable companies to drive customer satisfaction, retention, and advocacy by helping them to create and maintain better relationships.
buyer: UserTesting
UserTesting enables every organization to deliver the best customer experience powered by human insight. With UserTesting’s on-demand Human Insight Platform, companies across industries make accurate customer-first decisions at every level, at the speed business demands. "
target: Truthlab
Truthlab is a provider of machine learning based video analysis. They build Customer Experience Management (CXM) products and solutions that enable companies to drive customer satisfaction, retention, and advocacy by helping them to create and maintain better relationships.
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announced 1/24/2019 via BusinessWire

UserTesting, will acquire UserMuse

synopsis: UserTesting, the leading on-demand Human Insight Platform, announced it has entered an agreement to acquire UserMuse, a market research service designed for businesses that target corporate customers and institutions.
buyer: UserTesting
UserTesting enables every organization to deliver the best customer experience powered by human insight. With UserTesting’s on-demand Human Insight Platform, companies across industries make accurate customer-first decisions at every level, at the speed business demands. "
target: UserMuse
UserMuse is a market research service designed for businesses that target corporate customers and institutions. UserMuse makes it easy for B2B tech companies and UX agencies to recruit user testers in their target niche. They are located in Alexandria, Virginia.
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closed 4/3/2019 via Company Press Release

ResearchBods merged with STRAT7,

synopsis: UK's specialist data and analytics agency ResearchBods, is now a part of STRAT7 – a new UK group backed by Horizon Capital that will help businesses and brands extract and interpret customer insights to create powerful data driven strategies.
buyer parent: Horizon Capital
buyer: STRAT7
UK’s STRAT7 is an inspired partnership of data, insight analytics and strategy specialists. STRAT7 was created to help brands overcome the challenges of capturing consumer data seamlessly and harnessing the insights to evolve strategies and make game-changing business decisions. "
target: ResearchBods
UK's ResearchBods is a creative and forward thinking company with vast experience within market research. They help brands, businesses and organisations understand and engage with their customers, stakeholders or employees through access panels, insight communities and digital research solutions.
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announced 12/17/2018 via BusinessWire

Verint Systems Inc., will acquire ForeSee

synopsis: Verint Systems Inc., a leader in Actionable Intelligence solutions, is to acquire ForeSee. ForeSee voice of the customer (VoC) software solutions are designed for business impact, to measure and benchmark a 360-degree view of the customer across every touchpoint in digital, location, and contact center.
buyer: Verint Systems Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRNT:$1,255.80)
Verint is a leader in Actionable Intelligence solutions with a focus on customer engagement optimization, security intelligence, and fraud, risk and compliance. Organizations in more than 180 countries count on intelligence from Verint solutions to make more informed, effective and timely decisions."
target: ForeSee
ForeSee® helps companies grow by listening to what matters most—customer voices. ForeSee voice of the customer (VoC) software solutions are designed for business impact, to measure and benchmark a 360-degree view of the customer across every touchpoint in digital, location, and contact center.
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closed 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

STR Global, Ltd., acquired LJ Research Limited

synopsis: STR, a data benchmarking and analytics specialist, has acquired LJ Research, a full-service market research agency. The company specialises in analysing customer feedback and is a leading provider of key data and specialised insights to the tourism, travel and hospitality industry.
buyer: STR Global, Ltd.
STR Global track supply and demand data for the hotel industry and provide valuable market share analysis for international, regional hotel chains and independent hotels. They offer standard reports and customized data sets that help forecast market performance and supply and demand dynamics. "
target: LJ Research Limited
LJ Research is a full-service market research agency undertaking quantitative and qualitative market research. They’re experts in analysing customer feedback and delivering actionable insights. They are used to applying quantitative methods in online, face-to-face, or self-completion questionnaires.
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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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closed 3/18/2015 via Market Wire

Court Square Capital Partners, acquired Research Now Group, Inc.

synopsis: Research Now Group, Inc. announced that Court Square Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm, has completed its previously announced acquisition of the company. Research Now Group, Inc., headquartered in Plano, Texas, is the global leader in digital data collection to power analytics and insights.
buyer: Court Square Capital Partners
Court Square is one of the most experienced teams in the private equity industry. Since 1979, the team has made over 200 investments including several landmark transactions and has developed numerous businesses into leaders in their respective markets. "
target: Research Now Group, Inc.
Research Now Group, Inc. is the leader in digital data collection to power analytics and insights. It enables data-driven decision making for clients who listen to and interact with the world’s consumers and business professionals through Research Now’s online panels and other media technologies.
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OnePoll Limited, acquired 2Brewarded

synopsis: In the UK, OnePoll, which specialises in conducting online polls for PR purposes, has acquired panel provider 2Brewarded. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2013, 2Brewarded runs short surveys on behalf of brands and organisations, offering panellists points which can be redeemed for cash.
buyer parent: SWNS Media Group
buyer: OnePoll Limited
OnePoll conducts surveys, hold online discussions, offer a range of reporting solutions, build research communities, write compelling reports, and get their clients press and digital exposure, and much more. "
target: 2Brewarded
Founded in 2013, 2Brewarded runs online surveys on behalf of brands and organisations of all shapes and sizes. For every survey users complete, they will receive credits, and 2Brewarded will pay cash straight into their PayPal or bank account when their credits reach just £20.
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announced 7/17/2014 via BusinessWire

Rakuten Inc., will acquire AIP Corporation

synopsis: Rakuten, Inc. announced that it has reached a basic agreement with a group of shareholders, which includes the largest individual shareholder, of AIP Corporation, a Tokyo-based leading online market research fieldwork agency in Asia, for the acquisition of its outstanding shares.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$13,427.32)
Rakuten, Inc. is one of the world's leading Internet service companies. They provide a variety of products and services for consumers and businesses, with a focus on e-commerce, finance, and digital content. "
target: AIP Corporation
AIP is the leading online market research fieldwork agency in Asia. AIP's proprietary panels in 15 markets are actively managed to the highest standards, combined with dedicated multi-national/lingual consultants who are specialized in global projects.
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closed 12/23/2013 via BusinessWire

Answers Corporation, acquired ForeSee

synopsis: Answers Corporation, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions that enhance customer acquisition and brand engagement, announced it has acquired ForeSee Results, Inc., the leader in customer experience analytics.
buyer parent: Summit Partners
buyer: Answers Corporation
Established in 1998, Answers Corporation is the industry’s top destination for Q&A content. The Answers platform integrates and surfaces the best content from subject matter experts, community members, social networks, and Internet databases to create the most multidimensional resource on the Web. "
target: ForeSee
ForeSee Results, Inc. provides online customer satisfaction measurement solutions in the US and internationally. The company enables organizations to understand how improvements to customer satisfaction lead to profitable behaviors.
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closed 1/3/2012 via Capital IQ

SurveyMonkey.com, TPG Growth, acquired MarketTools Inc.

synopsis: TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG, and SurveyMonkey, the leader in web-based survey solutions, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MarketTools, Inc., a leading provider of software and services for market research and enterprise feedback management.
buyer: TPG Growth
buyer: SurveyMonkey.com (NasdaqGS:SVMK:$276.92)
TPG Growth is a principal investment firm specializing in early stage, growth capital, and leveraged buyouts investments. The firm primarily invests in the technology, life sciences, biotechnology, renewable energy, and retail sectors. "
target parent: Ticonderoga Capital Inc.
target: MarketTools Inc.
MarketTools is the leading provider of software and services for enterprise feedback management and market research. It is focused on providing leading organizations the actionable customer insights they need to make better business decisions that lead to high-value business impact.
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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 10/6/2009 via PR Newswire

Knowledge Networks, acquired Dimestore Media, Inc.

synopsis: Knowledge Networks has acquired Dimestore Media, whose unique, proprietary technology enables marketers to measure the effectiveness of digital advertising by adding engaging surveys to online content as consumers engage in various digital media across the Internet.
buyer: Knowledge Networks
Knowledge Networks specializes in solving complex, high-impact problems. They work closely with clients to create healthy consumer-brand connections, effective marketing and advertising, sound public policies, and accurate social science research. "
target: Dimestore Media, Inc.
Dimestore Media enhances video and other advertising by wrapping ads in a casual game format that can be configured to test attentiveness and brand response or purchase intent and direct response.
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Critical Mix, Inc., acquired UBMobile

synopsis: Critical Mix, a premier global data and insights company, acquired UBMobile, a mobile-first consumer insights technology and services company. UBMobile captures stated and observed consumer data to improve marketing decision making. Their LifeTap app helps to reach consumers to deliver more representative audiences and reliable insights.
buyer: Critical Mix, Inc.
Critical Mix creates insights that drive business decisions with easy, collaborative tools to access global target audiences, program engaging surveys and visualize results. Insights professionals around the world rely on their simplified solutions to help them innovate and grow. "
target: UBMobile
UBMobile is a mobile-first consumer insights technology and service company. Using modern technologies, UBMobile captures stated and observed consumer data to improve marketing decision making. Their LifeTap app helps to reach consumers to deliver more representative audiences and reliable insights.
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announced 5/8/2012 via Market Wire

e-Rewards, Inc., will acquire iPinion, LLC

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc., a global leader in digital data collection and owner of Research Now, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire the business of iPinion, LLC. Founded in early 2010, iPinion is a fast-growing, global leader in the mobile research market having released its enterprise platform in June 2011.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc. provides permission based digital data collection and reporting services worldwide. It offers online sampling and survey data collection services ranging from programming and hosting to sample delivery and scripting to online reporting for various research projects. "
target: iPinion, LLC
iPinion, LLC is a leading enterprise-grade smartphone and tablet market research solutions provider. iPinion delivers unprecedented data collection capabilities for consumer insights and market research in the mobile world.
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closed 7/6/2011 via BusinessWire

Knowledge Networks, acquired Cada Cabeza

synopsis: Knowledge Networks has acquired Garcia Research Associates, a firm known for its thoughtful approaches to measuring the growing influence of Latinos on commerce and society in the U.S. The acquisition of Cada Cabeza, along with KnowledgePanel LatinoSM and the National Shopper Lab, strengthens KN’s ability to reach U.S. Hispanic segments.
buyer: Knowledge Networks
Knowledge Networks is passionate about research in packaged goods, retail, media, health and social policy – collaborating closely with client teams throughout the research process, while applying rigor in everything it does. "
target: Cada Cabeza
Garcia Research Associates is a firm well known for its thoughtful approaches to measuring the growing influence of Latinos on commerce and society in the U.S. Its Cada CabezaSM survey panel provides high respondent engagement and expert bilingual support.
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closed 2/27/2017 via PE Hub

Generation Growth Capital, Inc., acquired BestMark Inc.

synopsis: Generation Growth Capital Fund III, LP (“GGC”), a Milwaukee-based private equity firm that invests in lower middle market companies, announced the acquisition of BestMark, Inc. Located in Minnetonka, MN, BestMark is an industry-leading provider of customer experience measurement services and related analytics.
buyer: Generation Growth Capital, Inc.
Generation Growth Capital Fund III, LP (GGC) is a Milwaukee-based private equity firm focusing on investments in small businesses to support ownership transition and growth opportunities. By partnering with solid management teams, GGC adopts a proactive, collaborative approach. "
target: BestMark Inc.
Located in Minnetonka, MN, BestMark is an industry-leading provider of customer experience measurement services and related analytics. The company assesses and improves customer satisfaction and loyalty for major companies in retail, automotive, hospitality, technology and other industries.
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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:$2,188.97)
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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0.5x
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closed 1/27/2017 via PR Web

10Pearls, LLC, acquired Brilliant Experience

synopsis: 10Pearls, a software application design and development company that helps businesses accelerate through digital, announced that it acquired Brilliant Experience, a user experience and research firm specializing in customer engagement and cognitive design.
buyer: 10Pearls, LLC
Founded in 2004, 10Pearls drives rapid execution through innovative, enterprise-grade digital solutions. As an award-winning software application development company, 10Pearls serves as a trusted partner, helping businesses scale. "
target: Brilliant Experience
Brilliant Experience is a user experience and research firm specializing in customer engagement and cognitive design. Brilliant Experience’s revolutionary approach to digital solutions leverages customer research and user experience (UX) to significantly improve product adoption and engagement.
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