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Research America, Inc., the marketing research firm based in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, announced today that it has acquired REPASS® Research and Strategic Consulting. REPASS is located in Cincinnati, Ohio.
“We are thrilled to announce with Rex the acquisition of the REPASS firm,” Research America Inc. president Robert Porter said. “Rex has built a very successful and respected firm with long-term clients and a talented staff. They will add significantly to our capabilities in quantitative and qualitative research methods and research-based strategy development.”
In both 2015 and 2016, the REPASS firm was named by Inc. magazine as one of the 5000 fastest growing private companies in the U.S.
“We work every day to go beyond what is expected and provide clients with the knowledge to solve critical business questions,” commented Rex Repass, founder of the acquired firm. “The marketing research landscape is dynamic and continues to evolve. Research America makes it possible for us to provide more capabilities to meet client needs including mobile research platforms, website usability and eye tracking, focus group facilities, and a fully equipped kitchen for food product development and taste testing.”
The REPASS staff in Cincinnati will remain in place and will continue to serve the firm’s client base.
Research America continues to expand its network of local marketing research centers by evaluating opportunities to open local, branded offices throughout the United States. The firm has established marketing research facilities based from its headquarters in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. The company has expanded into pharmaceutical and healthcare marketing research.