Global online communities specialist InSites Consulting has acquired Munich-based MR and innovation consultancy Happy Thinking People, for an undisclosed sum.
Happy Thinking People, which has additional offices across Germany, and in Switzerland and France, was launched in 1989 as a qualitative boutique. It now offers a full range of qual and quant insights and analytics approaches to clients across a broad range of B2C and B2B categories.
Following the takeover, Happy Thinking People will continue operating under its brand name until further notice, and its team will join the integrated organization, uniting more than 900 people across 23 locations. This is InSites Consulting's fourth acquisition in the European region, following that of creative crowdsourcing leader eÿeka and online insight community innovator Join the Dots in 2019, and cultural and creative consultancy Space Doctors in 2021.
Sven Arn (pictured), CEO of Happy Thinking People, who is now a shareholder in InSites Consulting and joins its Global Partner Board, comments: 'We are delighted to join the InSites Consulting group and are thrilled to start the next chapter for Happy Thinking People with such an amazing company. After thirty years of independence, becoming part of a larger organization is a big step; but we were so excited to be approached by InSites Consulting'.
Web sites: www.insites-consulting.com and www.happythinkingpeople.com .
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