Mergers & Acquisitions
NETHERLANDS — Online market research service provider MetrixLab has taken a “strategic ownership position” in online market research firm Precision Sample.
US — Market research firm Radius Global Market Research (Radius GMR) has bought independent market research network Profile Marketing Research (PMR) for an undisclosed sum.
US — Market research and strategic consulting firm Market Strategies International has acquired Massachusetts-based Cogent Research.
US — Twitter has continued its spending spree with the purchase of document analytics company Lucky Sort.
LONDON — Customer research company TNS has acquired Chinese consultancy Sinotrust Market Research.
AUSTRALIA — Woolworths has bought 50% of market and financial analytics company Quantium.
US — Education research firm MPR Associates has merged with research institute RTI International’s Education Studies Division.
US — Technology, information and services provider to the healthcare industry IMS Health has acquired social media analytics company Semantelli Corporation.
US — Call centre network 1-800 We Answer has bought market research group TMR.
US — The need to analyse shoppers’ behaviour has driven mergers and acquisitions in the e-marketing and search sector of America’s online and mobile industry according to an investment bank.
US — Management consultants Accenture has acquired analytics-based tools provider for change management ChangeTrack Research.
UK — Online market research firm OnePoll has acquired fellow poll-led research company Response Fusion.
UK — Havas Media group has acquired pan-European data analytics firm ElisaDBI.
GfK has acquired an agricultural consultancy and opened two Australian offices as it expands its agricultural and animal health research interests in APAC.
Real-time polling tool GoPollGo is shutting down its services after being bought by search engine company Yahoo.
GERMANY — GfK has completed its takeover of consumer choice sector subsidiaries in the world’s three largest market research countries.
US — Sampling, survey programming and data reporting service provider reInvention is re-branding as Critical Mix following its acquisition, and merger with, Authentic Response.
UK — Havas Media Group has acquired marketing insight consultancy SCB Partners.
US — Arbitron shareholders have voted in favour of the radio ratings firm’s acquisition by Nielsen, the dominant provider of TV measurement services.
US — User experience research and design group Blink Interactive has acquired the Qualitative Research Services Division from The Gilmore Research Group.
BELGIUM — Big data technology vendor NGDATA has acquired Belgian-based professional consultancy ENQIO.