Birmingham-based market research and business intelligence service provider, Voluntas, has been acquired by IFF Research for an undisclosed sum.
Voluntas is a long-established market research group specialising in the regulated social housing sector. The acquisition provides IFF Research with access to this specialist sector expertise and the growth opportunities therein.
London-based IFF Research is one of the largest independent market research companies in the UK, advising numerous public and private sector organisations.
The shareholders of Voluntas brought in the Corporate Finance team from top 30 advisory firm, Bishop Fleming, to advise on the deal.
Voluntas director Dylan Chipp said: “We’ve taken our time finding the right partner to build on our successes in the social housing market. Charles and the Corporate Finance Team at Bishop Fleming has been central to that, providing pragmatic help up until the last moments of the deal. As we continue into 2019 we’re looking forward to helping IFF create more value for our clients which can only be a good thing for everyone involved.”