In 2018, MidOcean acquired and merged Hanley Wood, the leading B2B information services company serving the U.S. residential construction industry, and Meyers Research, the leading provider of real-time market data and advisory services to the home building industry. The merger, rebranded to Zonda in 2020, created one of the residential construction industry’s most comprehensive information and advisory services platforms.

Guided by the belief that better homes mean better lives and stronger communities, Zonda simplifies the process of accessing the critical insights that move the housing industry forward. As the provider of the most advanced data-driven solutions for the homebuilding and multifamily industries, Zonda offers products and services geared for homebuilders, land brokers & developers, lenders, and financial institutions. The Company makes getting actionable and critical housing information easy by providing real estate data, advisory services, and insights all under one roof. By leveraging data intelligence, engagement opportunities, and media & awareness platforms to inform, advise, and connect the next generation of housing industry experts, Zonda is building the future of housing.

MidOcean has maintained a longtime institutional focus on the B2B information services space, including through its current investments in Questex and Music Reports and its prior investments in Penton and Thompson Publishing Group. MidOcean believes that the transformational merger of Hanley Wood and Meyers Research has led to a significantly expanded offering for customers and provided for greater benefits and growth opportunities than either company could have achieved alone.

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Website: zondahome.com
Investment Date: December 2018
Sector: Business Services
Status: Current
Deal Lead: Sara Parker Badham

Add-On Acquisition Criteria
Status: Actively seeking add-ons
Business Model:
Data, SAAS and technology-enabled services related to residential, multi-family and commercial construction
Target Geographies: Global,
primary focus is North America
Size: Up to $50m EBITDA

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