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.
L2 is a member-based business intelligence firm that benchmarks the digital performance of brands. L2 data and insights help brands identify digital strengths and weaknesses, hold internal teams accountable, and inform and measure capital allocation decisions.
CEB, based in Arlington, Virginia, delivers best practice and talent management insights across a range of business functions, including Human Resources (HR), Sales, Finance and Legal, that complement Gartner's analyst-driven, Information Technology (IT), Marketing and Supply Chain-focused syndicated research and advisory services.
SCM World (2016)
SCM World is a leading cross-industry peer network and learning community providing subscription-based research and conferences powered by the world's most influential chief supply chain officers and senior supply chain practitioners.
Machina Research (2016)
Machina is a leading global provider of strategic insight and market intelligence in the areas of Machine-to-Machine, Internet of Things, and big data. Their industry-leading strategies and forecasts are highly complementary to Gartner's growing IoT research and advisory services.
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.
Software Advice (2014)
Software Advice helps buyers choose the right software, offering detailed reviews, comparisons and research to assist organizations in finding products that best fit their current and future needs.
IDEAS International (2012)
Leading provider of enterprise IT research, insight, analysis and tools.
Burton Group, Inc. (2009)
Leading research and advisory services firm that focuses on providing practical, technically in-depth advice to front-line IT professionals.
AMR Research, Inc. (2009)
Leading research and advisory services firm serving supply chain management and IT professionals.
META Group (2005)
Leading provider of information technology research, advisory services and strategic consulting.