Global consumer insight & collaboration agency InSites Consulting announced today that it is teaming up with Mentha Capital to further support and accelerate its global growth ambitions.

InSites Consulting pioneered digital market research in 1997 as a spin-off of Vlerick Business School. Today, it is recognised among the top 100 largest and top 10 most innovative market research agencies in the world. By entering into a partnership with Mentha Capital, InSites Consulting now wants to step up its game in accelerating non-organic growth through both regional expansion and the addition of strategic capabilities.

 Nielen Schuman acts as financial advisor to Mentha Capital.

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