Informa buys Datamonitor (and Ovum, Butler)
Edit – see link for further analysis
Huge news today in the analyst world.
Informa have just announced they are buying Datamonitor (which of course means they are getting a great package deal as Ovum and Butler – amongst other are also in the bag).
I have discussed previously how Datamonitor’s shrewd purchase of Ovum gave them a massive boost into the blossoming telco arena – however, this acquisition by Informa throws everything open.
In one surprising move Informa are positioning themselves as a credible alternative to Gartner in the analyst world. Their research scale mixed with a good mixture of industry expertise from certain analysts confirms them as a major player.
Commenting on the acquisition, Bernard Cragg, Chairman of Datamonitor, said:
Informa and Datamonitor together make an excellent combination. This is an excellent outcome for our shareholders. Like us, Informa has enjoyed the benefits of a clear strategy executed well, with sustained investment in the product range. It is the right home for Datamonitor. Together the two businesses will be stronger and have greater potential.
More news to follow…
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