EIU advances European presence by purchasing leading healthcare research and insight company.
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) announces today the acquisition of data information intelligence GmbH (dii), a leading healthcare consultancy and market research provider with a focus on the diagnostic, medical devices and imaging market.
“This acquisition extends the reach and offering of the EIU’s Healthcare consulting practice in a key sector,” says Robin Bew, Managing Director of The Economist Intelligence Unit. “dii’s expertise in sizing the In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) market in European countries ideally complements the growing strengths of EIU Healthcare’s IVD Gateway database, which delivers precise data and forecasts for each of the major IVD segments in Asia-Pacific and Latin America.”
“Prior to the acquisition, dii has partnered for many years with EIU Healthcare and Clearstate on IVD research engagements in Europe and outside of Europe. We are familiar partners that share the same vision of delivering credible, robust and granular market data and industry insights to help our IVD clients navigate the often opaque clinical laboratory environment,” says Ivy Teh, Global Managing Director of EIU Healthcare and Clearstate.
Led by Managing Director Kathrin Franke, dii is based in Leipzig, Germany and provides data and insight to lab diagnostics and medical device companies, helping them to better understand the current and potential markets for their products, as well as the need to adapt their existing products to changing environments and validate new product ideas. “We are very pleased to join the EIU and bring both our skills and EU database to their established healthcare and macroeconomic business,” states Kathrin.
This intelligence is gathered via dii’s network of medical specialists from a wide range of disciplines, including radiologists, surgeons, private practitioners, lab technicians, lab managers, nurses and hospital directors. Its detailed profiles of healthcare institutions classified by type, size and ownership, cover more than 95% of all hospitals and independent/private laboratories in Western Europe.
“This acquisition will enable us to provide more comprehensive solutions for our clients, with a greater geographic reach,” continues Robin Bew. “We will now take on deeper, more detailed research projects and with dii’s expertise will develop a much more competitive offering for IVD market sizing, share and growth across even more countries and regions.”
About the Economist Intelligence Unit
The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU) is the world's leading resource for economic and business research, forecasting and analysis. It provides accurate and impartial intelligence for companies, government agencies, financial institutions and academic organisations around the globe, inspiring business leaders to act with confidence since 1946. The EIU products include its flagship Country Reports service, providing political and economic analysis for 189 countries, and a portfolio of subscription-based data and forecasting services. The company also undertakes bespoke research, analysis and consulting projects on individual markets and business sectors. More information is available at http://www.eiu.com
The EIU is headquartered in London, UK, with offices in more than 40 cities and a network of some 750 country experts and analysts worldwide. It operates independently as the business-to-business arm of The Economist Group, the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs.
About data information intelligence GmbH
data information intelligence (dii) is a global consultancy and market research institute with focus on the diagnostic market, medical devices and imaging. It supports strategic business decisions for companies who need to measure market potential, develop market models, identify user demands and evaluate the validity of new product and business concepts. This enables their clients to minimise risks and convert business opportunities into commercial successes. For more information please visit www.dii-healthcare.com
(October 1st 2018)