Thursday, July 31, 2008

Forrester Buys Jupiter

Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR) ( has acquired JupiterResearch, LLC ( and its parent company, JUPR Holdings, Inc., from MCG Capital Corporation (Nasdaq: MCGC) ( for $23 million in cash plus assumed liabilities, subject to post-closing adjustments. (JEGI reports).

JupiterResearch has 83 employees and 2007 revenues of approximately $14 million. Forrester, with 2007 revenues of $212 million, now has more than 1,000 employees. This strategic purchase complements Forrester’s syndicated business model, as JupiterResearch joins Forrester’s Marketing & Strategy Client Group, which contributed $46.4 million to Forrester’s total revenue in 2007.

“Uniting JupiterResearch and Forrester brings together the two leading research brands used by marketing and strategy executives,” said George F. Colony, Forrester’s Chairman of the Board and CEO.

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