Printer Friendly, Inc. acquires MindBranch, Inc., Inc. (Rockville, MD), a provider of market research reports and services, has acquired MindBranch, Inc. (North Adams, MA), its chief competitor in the market research report aggregation space. No terms were given.

Established in 1992, MindBranch is a provider of targeted market research covering over 130 sectors. The company has a catalog of over 50,000 market research reports, company profiles, newsletters, and subscription services produced by more than 400 top publishers and consultancies, including Frost & Sullivan, IDC, Dun & Bradstreet, the Yankee Group, Wintergreen Research and the Economist Group. The acquisition includes MindBranch's US operations and a majority ownership of MindBranch Asia-Pacific (Seoul, South Korea).

"This is a huge strategic step for us," said Rob Granader, CEO of "We're getting talented people and a quality service." Granader said the deal "will help us to dramatically expand and improve our offering for both of our key customer groups: our publishers and our research purchasers.

Our publishers benefit from a greatly expanded sales and distribution network in North America, Europe, and Asia. Our research buyers will quickly benefit from a significantly expanded portfolio of research publishers and a larger worldwide presence."

The combined company represents a 40% increase in research content for That company was founded in June 1998 by Granader and is a provider of global business intelligence on markets, industries, and companies. In addition to hosting reports from over 370 publishers, also has three publishing divisions: Packaged Facts, Kalorama Information, and Specialists in Business Information.
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