At ESOMAR Congress in September we hosted a main stage panel discussion with industry leaders driving M&A activity in the marketing insights and technology vertical on “Key Drivers of Investment and M&A Activity in Market Research.”
Due to demand, we’re running an encore of this discussion as a webinar on November 13 at 8am PST! See below for a full session description and registration details. Can’t make the date/time? Register and we’ll send a recording your way. Scroll down for content and panelists!
SAP, the German software unicorn, stunned the market research and financial markets in 2018 by acquiring Qualtrics for $8 billion in cash. No earnouts, no deferred compensation, no stock. Cash. Tableau was recently acquired by Salesforce for nearly $17B and Bain Capital has entered into an agreement to buy 60% of Kantar from WPP.
Without a doubt, the competitive environment of the market research industry is changing rapidly and broadening from an old paradigm of traditional research to a new one that converges with both business intelligence and data analytics providers. With advertising spend continuing to increase (projected to reach $280B by 2021 in the US alone), data-driven insights across multiple paradigms (customer, business and third party data) is of increasing importance… and of increasing interest to investors.
This panel discussion of leaders actively driving M&A activity in the marketing insights and technology vertical will discuss the key industry trends that are driving investments and acquisitions, illuminate the key differentiators driving high valuations, as well as the impact acquisitions ultimately have on research buyers.
Don't miss these amazing contributors:
- Moderator - Kristin Luck| Managing Partner, ScaleHouse / Senior Advisor, Oberon Securities
- Panelist - Sören Haefcke | Vice President, Bain Capital
- Panelist - Kristof De Wulf | Co-Founder & CEO, InSites Consulting
- Panelist - Lisa R. Courtade | Executive Director, Global Consumer Insights, Merck
- Panelist - Sima Vasa | Senior Advisor, Oberon Securities