SSI has announced today its acquisition of Instantly Inc., a provider of online and mobile audiences and insights technology tools. \u00a0With this acquisition, SSI strengthens its leadership position as a global data solutions and technology company by significantly expanding its scale in online and mobile panels. \u00a0SSI\u2019s ownership of Instantly is effective immediately. \u201cClients will greatly benefit from SSI\u2019s acquisition of Instantly and its integration into SSI\u2019s operations and technology portfolio,\u201d said SSI President and CEO Chris Fanning. \u00a0\u201cWe continue to be focused on building large, robust panels globally, and leading-edge technology solutions that enable faster access to respondents, with particular focus on mobile. \u00a0Combining Instantly with SSI will create attractive scale economies and accelerate our industry-leading product development roadmap with respect to online and mobile-driven solutions,\u201d concluded Fanning. Founded in 2008, and previously known as uSamp, Instantly is a leading online and mobile sample audience and insights solutions provider based in Los Angeles, Calif. with over 200 employees in the United States, Europe and Asia. \u00a0Over the past few years, Instantly has expanded its portfolio to include innovative capabilities in product concept testing and mobile-based solutions, among others. \u00a0The acquisition will add to SSI\u2019s existing best-in-class people, panel, and technology in both online and mobile. \u201cSSI is a large, fast-growing, forward-thinking, global data and market research technology company that places a premium on delivering high quality solutions and service to clients,\u201d said Alan Gould, CEO of Instantly. \u00a0\u201cInstantly is a great fit with SSI because both companies emphasize technology and great customer service,\u201d commented Gould. The majority owner of SSI is HGGC, a leading middle market private equity firm. \u00a0JEGI served as advisor to Instantly.