Important announcement on Cint's acquisition of GapFish

01 June 2021

To all our valued Customers and Partners,

Today is another important milestone in the development of Cint, as we announce our acquisition of GapFish, a Berlin-based market research company that operates the world’s largest ISO-certified online panel community for the DACH region.

Germany is the third-largest market for market research, governed by some of the strictest data and privacy legislation in Europe. With the acquisition of GapFish, Cint will be able to enhance its online sample offering to customers, giving access to an additional audience of 500,000+ highly profiled, double-opt-in, premium quality research respondents across Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The combined organisation will have best in class supply quality, feasibility and technology for the DACH region. This aligns with the strategy outlined during our IPO process in February 2021 to extend our global footprint via M&A activity.

GapFish conducts over 2.5 million surveys annually within the DACH region. Its more than 300 global customers and more than 40 employees will come under the Cint umbrella by this transaction. The two companies will be unified under a single commercial organisation and integrated across other business functions based on a shared mission for customer success, approach to data quality and entrepreneurial culture. This will ensure that the GapFish offering maintains its market-leading position and will also continue to grow and expand with Cint’s global brand identity.

The news today, however, will not have any impact on Cint’s or GapFish’s day-to-day deliverables to their respective Customers or Partners. It will be business as usual. In the long-term, Cint and GapFish will collectively explore and identify synergies that make sense and would enhance the value we create for our customers and partners.

For more information, please read our press release at: https://investors.cint.com/en/press

If you have any questions, please reach out to your respective Cint or GapFish representative.

Thank you,

Tom Buehlmann

CEO, Cint