Barbour ABI acquires AMA Research

Barbour ABI has announced that it has acquired market research, data and reports provider AMA Research.

The business has been acquired on behalf of Barbour ABI from its owners Keith Taylor and Andrew Hartley.

The company says the acquisition of AMA will significantly strengthen the market research proposition of Barbour ABI’s business, which already provides sales leads, client/competitor monitoring and market analysis for the UK construction market.

AMA provides c.150 market research reports, 20 databases and bespoke research services (including commissioned market research projects and business surveys) to UK construction companies, with a focus on finishes, fixtures and fittings.

AMA reports provide both quantitative and qualitative analysis of market trends and are well regarded across their core sectors.

AMA’s 10-strong team are based in Cheltenham from where Keith Taylor will lead the business as director, also joining Barbour ABI’s management team.

Simon Mahoney, Group Director, Barbour ABI, said: “I am very pleased to announce this acquisition, which will enhance our current product offering and complement our existing business. We are pleased to have acquired a high quality product that we can use to respond to our clients’ requests for market research and insight, as well as helping us to attract new customers. We believe that AMA will provide further opportunities across the rest of our business and generate strong revenue growth in the future.”