Advent-backed NielsenIQ buys Cornerstone Capabilities

NielsenIQ has acquired Cornerstone Capabilities, a Toronto-based provider of revenue management optimization software solutions to the consumer packaged goods industry.

NielsenIQ has acquired Cornerstone Capabilities, a Toronto-based provider of revenue management optimization software solutions to the consumer packaged goods industry. No financial terms were disclosed. Chicago-based NielsenIQ, a provider of data, analytics and insights to retailers and brands, was acquired earlier this year by Advent International.

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NielsenIQ Acquires Revenue Management Optimization Provider Cornerstone Capabilities

July 26, 2021

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NielsenIQ today announced it has acquired Cornerstone Capabilities, an industry-leading SaaS-based provider offering a revenue management optimization solution to consumer packaged goods (CPG) clients. Cornerstone’s platform features Artificial Intelligence (AI) that finds optimal regular and promotion prices to maximize profit for both manufacturers and retailers.

Cornerstone’s proven AI technology– Curve– combined with NielsenIQ’s Connect platform, and unrivaled data assets, will extend the company’s price and promotion analytics leadership by creating the first of its kind, best in class, end-to-end revenue management solution that can fully integrate clients’ financial, promotional and sales data, and scales globally.

According to Market Research Future (MRFR), the global data analytics market size will reach nearly $133 billion by 2026, at a 29% CAGR. Now, more than ever, price and promotion analytics is essential, especially in environments with unpredictable or rising inflation, coupled with the continuing uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and other macroeconomic disruptions.

“This is an exciting acquisition that demonstrates our continued commitment to our CPG clients. Incorporating Cornerstone’s software into NielsenIQ’s existing price and promotion suite of products will further expand the scale of our analytics capabilities and allow us to broaden solutions to our global clients. Our data and analytics provide a unique and unbiased view of consumer behavior, and now we will bring more transparency and clarity to price and promotion strategies,” said Jeanne Danubio, President, North America and Global Clients, NielsenIQ.

NielsenIQ’s flagship retail measurement and price and promotion solutions already measure 5 billion global transactions per month, covering over 300,000 traditional trade stores, tracking more than 64 million unique items, and operating in more than 90 countries, providing a truly comprehensive view of consumer behavior.

The acquisition of Cornerstone by NielsenIQ is the latest milestone in its continued commitment and strategic approach to investments that further bolster its existing product offerings with cutting-edge technologies to better serve CPG clients.

About NielsenIQ

NielsenIQ is the leader in providing the most complete, unbiased view of consumer behavior, globally. Powered by a groundbreaking consumer data platform and fueled by rich analytic capabilities, NielsenIQ enables bold, confident decision-making for the world’s leading consumer goods companies and retailers.

Using comprehensive data sets and measuring all transactions equally, NielsenIQ gives clients a forward-looking view into consumer behavior in order to optimize performance across all retail platforms. Our open philosophy on data integration enables the most influential consumer data sets on the planet. NielsenIQ delivers the complete truth.

NielsenIQ, an Advent International portfolio company, has operations in nearly 100 markets, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit www.nielsenIQ.com.

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