NEWS17 May 2013

Market Strategies acquires Cogent Research

M&A North America

US — Market research and strategic consulting firm Market Strategies International has acquired Massachusetts-based Cogent Research.

The principals of Cogent, John Meunier and Christy White, will co-lead Market Strategies’ syndicated division as managing directors which the company said would allow it to promote current syndicated reports and develop entirely new syndicated product lines under a Cogent Reports branding.

Tony Ferreira of Cogent will join Market Strategies’ Financial Services Division, where he will be a senior vice president and sector lead for wealth management.

“Cogent has deep expertise in wealth management and a robust offering of syndicated products that provide actionable intelligence for executives in the asset management and investing sector,” said Rob Stone, chief executive officer of Market Strategies. “They are perfectly aligned with Market Strategies’ promise to drive confident business decisions through industry expertise.”