M3 Global Researchs Acquisition of Ekas Manufacturing to Strengthen...

M3 Global Researchs Acquisition of Ekas Manufacturing to Strengthen its Proprietary Healthcare Panel

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Friday, December 17, 2021

M3 Global Research continues the expansion of its global portfolio with the acquisition of Ekas Marketing.

Fremont, CA: “We’re delighted to welcome Ekas to the M3 family,” comments M3 Global Research’s CEO Anton Richter. “Their market-leading position and strong provenance in healthcare, combined with local expert knowledge is synonymous with M3’s global proposition, and we look forward to the opportunities a truly global presence will present to our client base.” Ekas Marketing has been acquired by M3 Global Research. Ekas, which celebrated its 50th year in 2021, is Australia's premier fieldwork provider, with a strong focus on healthcare, and the addition of their ISO-certified panel improves M3's exclusive healthcare panel, which is already the largest in the world. Following the successful onboarding of Asia's m-panels in 2020, the acquisition strengthens M3's presence in APAC markets.

Ekas is a truly Australian company with significant sector knowledge and extensive healthcare experience, headquartered in Sydney, Australia, and founded in 1971. The Ekas team will continue to produce compelling insights into its portfolio of premier worldwide research firms across healthcare, consumer, and B2B studies under the direction of brothers Matthew and Jaxon Thomas.

Ekas's Matthew Thomas, Managing Director, comments on the acquisition: "We're excited about the opportunities that this investment represents for the business and for our clients. We are fiercely proud of our heritage and company culture and are looking forward to seeing in the next chapter in Ekas's future supported by M3's commitment to innovation in market research technologies and panel growth."

M3 now has its first operational hub in Australasia, with Ekas becoming the group's eighth market research company as a wholly-owned subsidiary. This extensive global coverage also fulfills a pledge to provide service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and expanded services for partners.

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