IHS Acquires NPD DisplaySearch

The NPD Group has signed a definitive agreement, to sell its DisplaySearch and Solarbuzz businesses to IHS Inc. The deal is subject to customary closing conditions. Completion is expected in or around the second week of November.

DisplaySearch, which Display Monitor’s parent company Meko often works with, is a market researcher focusing on the display industry. Solarbuzz provides a similar service to the solar industry, specifically focusing on the photovoltaic (PV) supply chain. The businesses will be integrated into the IHS Technology division.