Since Gartner went public in 1993, the company has made more than 32 acquisitions and investments. These businesses, people and products have broadened our comprehensive suite of product solutions to business and IT professionals worldwide. Acquisitions must meet at least one or several criteria before being considered:
- Products and services focus on decisions made by business or IT professionals: that is, be complementary, enhance or improve the company’s core product lines;
- The growth rate of the business considered must be equal to, exceed or be expected to equal in the near-term the company’s overall growth rate;
- The business adds local content or expertise in markets outside the United States; and
- Operations are profitable and add or are neutral to corporate earnings per share in the near-term.
Capterra helps organizations find the right business software to meet their needs. The acquisition of Capterra is consistent with Gartner’s growth strategy to invest in developing world-class products and services that help clients make the right technology-related decisions, every day. Vista Point Advisors acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Capterra.
Nubera, whose flagship web property is GetApp, helps organizations discover, compare and choose the right business software and applications for their needs. The services provided by Nubera are highly complementary to Gartner’s Software Advice business and add to the expanding range of services currently provided by the company.
Senexx is a cloud-based questions and answers platform that identifies and manages expertise within organizations. Gartner will leverage Senexx's proven expertise to significantly enhance its web search capability and augment its content recommendation engine and proprietary social platforms.
Marketvisio, a research firm headquartered in Finland with a presence in Russia, has served as Gartner's exclusive representative in the region since 1989.
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