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

“This is a great day for our company as we officially welcome the talented Freedonia team to,” says 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.

Jeff Weiss will lead the Freedonia business unit. He has been CEO of The Freedonia Group since 1997 and will report to Granader.

“We are very pleased to merge Freedonia’s deep content set with’s sophisticated search and distribution technologies,” says 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,” says 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 glass industry. According to the company, more than 90 percent of the Fortune 500 industrial companies 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.