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Tuesday, 01 September 2015

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Mergers & Acquisitions

GroupM and Buzzfeed in content and data deal


Buzzfeed agrees to provide GroupM’s and WPP’s agencies and clients with access to its creative and data assets.

Barc India and TAM form meter management company


Barc India and TAM India form a meter management company to supply raw data to Barc India

Isentia buys King Content


Media intelligence company Isentia has acquired global content marketing firm King Content in a deal that could be worth up to $48m.

SurveyMonkey buys TechValidate


Online DIY survey research company SurveyMonkey has acquired software customer content creation platform, TechValidate, for an undisclosed amount.

Chime agrees to £374m sale to Providence and WPP


Under the terms of the acquisition, shareholders will receive 365p in cash for each Chime share.

Engagement Labs buys Keller Fay Group


Engagement Labs has acquired word-of-mouth market research company Keller Fay as part of its expansion into the US and UK markets.

Prophet acquires Altimeter Group


Global brand and marketing consultancy Prophet has acquired Altimeter Group, a technology research firm specialising in digital transformation.

Ipsos acquires RDA Group


FRANCE — Ipsos has bought automotive tracking company Research Data Analysis (RDA) Group for an undisclosed amount.

SSI completes Australasian acquisitions


Research data and tech company SSI has completed its acquisition of MyOpinions in Australia and SmileCity in New Zealand.

WPP buys Webling in Australia


WPP-owned J.Walter Thompson has acquired a majority stake in Sydney-based digital agency Webling.

GfK invests in virtual shopper research


GfK has acquired NORM Research & Consulting AB, a Swedish virtual shopper research specialist.

WPP acquires ABS Creative


Digital, CRM and data healthcare company Wunderman Health has bought a majority stake in digital healthcare agency ABS Creative in Belgium.

WPP and Providence bid to takeover Chime Communications


Chime Communications in advanced discussions over a £350m purchase sees its share price rise 25%.

Informa sells business information companies to Progessive


Progressive Digital Media Group buys Datamonitor Financial, Datamonitor Consumer, MarketLine and Verdict businesses from Informa for £25 million.

GroupM acquires majority stake in directComm


DirectComm provides digital marketing, customer relationship management, events and social media services in Turkey.

IRM acquisition marks launch of Confirmit Australia


Market research software provider Confirmit has acquired Information Research Management (IRM), its exclusive value-added reseller in Sydney, Australia.