has completed its acquisition of The Freedonia Group, an international industry market research company based in Cleveland, Ohio. The companies’ complementary assets are being integrated.

“This is a great day for our company as we officially welcome the talented Freedonia team to,” said Rob Granader, CEO and founder of and its publishing division. “We are bringing together some of the industry’s most trusted brands under one umbrella, allowing us to serve our global customer base with the best selection of reports, platforms, and custom services.”

The acquisition will provide market research across multiple industries, from construction and materials to chemicals and packaging, and consumer goods and services to life sciences.

The Freedonia business unit will be led by Jeff Weiss, CEO of The Freedonia Group since 1997. He’ll report to Granader.

“We are very pleased to merge Freedonia’s deep content set with’s sophisticated search and distribution technologies,” said Weiss. “We feel that our clients will benefit greatly from the combined resources of our two organizations.”

“This deal brings some of the world’s most relied-upon brands together,” said Granader. “The Freedonia, Packaged Facts, Kalorama, Simba, Freedonia Focus, and Profound names have been the standard for industry excellence for decades.”

The Freedonia Group publishes more than 100 industry studies annually, including many used in the door and window industry. According to the company, more than 90 percent of the industrial companies in the Fortune 500 get reports from Freedonia. has access to research reports from more than 720 consulting and advisory firms. The company has offices in London, New York and Washington, D.C.


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