PLANO, TX—(Marketwired – Mar 18, 2015) – Research Now Group, Inc. (“Research Now”) announced today that Court Square Capital Partners (“Court Square”), a leading private equity firm, has completed its previously announced acquisition of the company. Court Square acquired Research Now through the purchase of interests from the existing group of shareholders and the refinancing of existing debt. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“Court Square's history of investing in winning companies makes them an ideal partner to help us achieve our bold vision,” said Kurt Knapton, President and CEO of Research Now. “With our 15–year track record of industry–leading growth, we have established ourselves as the global standard for quality data collection and client satisfaction. We look forward to building on that momentum with new products and technology offerings that address market opportunities.”
Research Now, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is the leading digital data collection provider powering analytics and insights. Over the past decade, Research Now has been the fastest growing company in its sector. Its global, permission–based access to millions of deeply profiled consumers and business decision–makers provides online, mobile and behavioral data for over 3,000 market research, consulting, media and corporate clients. This actionable data drives key business decisions and processes such as: strategy, competitive intelligence, new product development, brand positioning and digital ad effectiveness.
About Court Square Capital Partners
Court Square is one of the most experienced teams in the private equity industry. Since 1979, the team has made over 200 investments, including several landmark transactions, and has developed numerous businesses into leaders in their respective markets. Based in New York, N.Y., Court Square invests in companies that have compelling growth potential. The firm manages over $5 billion in aggregate capital commitments while focusing on the following four sectors: business services, general industrial, healthcare and technology/telecommunications. For more information on Court Square, please visit www.courtsquare.com.
About Research Now Group, Inc.
Research Now Group, Inc., headquartered in Plano, Texas, is the global leader in digital data collection to power analytics and insights. It enables data–driven decision making for clients who listen to and interact with the world's consumers and business professionals through Research Now's online panels, as well as mobile, digital and social media technologies. The company operates in 38 countries, from 24 offices across the globe, and is recognized as the market research industry's leader in quality, scale and customer satisfaction. For more information, go to www.researchnow.com.