NEWS19 March 2015

SSI to acquire MRops assets

M&A News North America

US — Survey Sampling International (SSI) has entered an agreement to purchase the majority of assets of MRops.


MRops, founded in 2007, is a provider of end-to-end market research operations services to management consultant firms and research agencies. It has around 200 employees across offices in North America, Asia and Europe. SSI’s acquisition of MRops will expand its footprint in the Asia Pacific region with the addition of an operations hub in Hyderabad, India.

“Adding a high growth business with such exceptional operational capability and talent is a very strong fit with SSI,” said SSI president and CEO, Chris Fanning (pictured).

“Ian and the MRops team have built an outstanding business, especially in the B2B space, which is very synergistic with SSI’s rapidly expanding B2B offering. MRops’ passionate focus on the consulting and healthcare markets is also very well aligned with our strategic direction.”

MRops’ CEO Ian Kiernan will join the SSI global executive team as senior vice president, global operations. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015.