NEWS6 March 2013

MDC Research takes over Ecker

M&A North America

US — Portland-based market research and consulting firm MDC Research has bought focus group facility Ecker & Associates.

Although it is an asset purchase, MDC’ s chief of operations Doug Verigin said it was more like a merger.

“It’s more than us coming in and taking over; we’re happy to have the opportunity to work with them,” he said.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.