Research Now and SSI Merger Successfully Completed

PLANO, Texas and SHELTON, Connecticut, Dec. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

              -- Gary S. Laben Will Lead Combined Organization

Research Now and Survey Sampling International (SSI) announce that their merger 
agreement has received all necessary global regulatory approvals and has 
closed. Gary S. Laben, CEO of Research Now, will lead the joint organization as 

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The combined company is privately held, with Court Square Capital Partners and 
HGGC, the current majority owners of Research Now and SSI, respectively, 
remaining as majority owners of the combined business. Financial terms of the 
deal are not being publicly released.

The company will be known as Research Now SSI. With the merger, it becomes the 
market research industry's largest provider of online panel data and 
technology-based research solutions based on opted-in data. 

"Together, we are exceptionally well-positioned for growth in our established 
market research customer base as well as in new, strategic areas that span the 
entire marketing continuum of data-driven consumer engagement," says Laben. 
"With our core asset of verified, opted-in data, and an innovative approach to 
marketing services based on actual voice of the consumer, we can offer existing 
and new customers new ways to achieve optimized marketing performance."

About Research Now SSI
Research Now SSI is the global leader in digital research data for better 
insights and business decisions. The company provides world-class research data 
solutions that enable better results for more than 3,500 market research, 
consulting, media, healthcare and corporate clients. Research Now SSI operates 
globally with locations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, and is 
recognized as the quality, scale, and customer satisfaction leader in the 
market research industry. For more information, please go to and

Editors, for more information, contact:
Barbara Palmer
Research Now SSI
+1 214 918 9933

Andrew Jolls
Research Now SSI
+1 818 827 3440

SOURCE: Research Now Group, Inc.