The NPD Group, Inc. signed an agreement to acquire In-Stat, LLC, an analyst-based research company focused on the mobile and digital entertainment industries. The acquisition will expand NPD's global coverage of analyst businesses in these markets. NPD also owns DisplaySearch, an electronics market research and consulting firm.
In-Stat offers reports and advisory services that help its clients understand and identify opportunities around mobile phones, connected devices, and digital entertainment. Its clients include technology vendors, equipment manufacturers, service providers, and media companies. By offering information on the market ecosystem, including forecasting and analysis, In-Stat also complements NPD's existing consumer and retail sales tracking services for the technology and entertainment industries.