Data collection and research services company Schlesinger Group has acquired qual data collection provider Focus Pointe Global (FPG), which has seventeen focus group facilities located throughout the US. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
FPG, which was founded in 1988, boasts field capabilities in 'all' US cities, and its proprietary FPG Qual-Panel has 1.6 million members. Specialities include consumer, clinical and jury research.
For Schlesinger Group, the acquisition offers new markets in the Midwest; Kansas City, Columbus, and Minneapolis; while for FPG clients, additional markets now include Houston, Baltimore, and Orlando along with eight cities in Europe. Laura Livers, CEO of Focus Pointe Global, says this expansion of the company's capabilities into Europe and wider global reach is a big win for clients.
All FPG employees have joined Schlesinger Group. CEO Steve Schlesinger says of the news: 'We are excited to welcome FPG to the Schlesinger family. The value of this move is reflected in the collective heritage and strength of our companies, unlocking substantial value for our clients. FPG's talented team, strong operational capabilities, and high-quality deliverables augment our research solutions. And this investment underscores our continued commitment to deliver outstanding qualitative solutions for our clients'.
Web sites: www.schlesingergroup.com and www.focuspointeglobal.com .
All articles 2006-21 written and edited by Mel Crowther and/or Nick Thomas unless otherwise stated.