Mergers & Acquisitions
Buzzfeed agrees to provide GroupM’s and WPP’s agencies and clients with access to its creative and data assets.
Barc India and TAM India form a meter management company to supply raw data to Barc India
Media intelligence company Isentia has acquired global content marketing firm King Content in a deal that could be worth up to $48m.
Online DIY survey research company SurveyMonkey has acquired software customer content creation platform, TechValidate, for an undisclosed amount.
Under the terms of the acquisition, shareholders will receive 365p in cash for each Chime share.
Engagement Labs has acquired word-of-mouth market research company Keller Fay as part of its expansion into the US and UK markets.
Global brand and marketing consultancy Prophet has acquired Altimeter Group, a technology research firm specialising in digital transformation.
FRANCE — Ipsos has bought automotive tracking company Research Data Analysis (RDA) Group for an undisclosed amount.
Research data and tech company SSI has completed its acquisition of MyOpinions in Australia and SmileCity in New Zealand.
WPP-owned J.Walter Thompson has acquired a majority stake in Sydney-based digital agency Webling.
GfK has acquired NORM Research & Consulting AB, a Swedish virtual shopper research specialist.
Digital, CRM and data healthcare company Wunderman Health has bought a majority stake in digital healthcare agency ABS Creative in Belgium.
Chime Communications in advanced discussions over a £350m purchase sees its share price rise 25%.
Progressive Digital Media Group buys Datamonitor Financial, Datamonitor Consumer, MarketLine and Verdict businesses from Informa for £25 million.
DirectComm provides digital marketing, customer relationship management, events and social media services in Turkey.
Market research software provider Confirmit has acquired Information Research Management (IRM), its exclusive value-added reseller in Sydney, Australia.