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CEB Joins Gartner

CEB has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Gartner, the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. With the addition of CEB, Gartner will become the leading global research and advisory company for all major functions in the enterprise with significantly enhanced capabilities that increase the value and insights we can deliver for clients worldwide.

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Message from Tom Monahan, CEB CEO

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I am pleased to share exciting news that will increase our ability to help you confidently tackle challenges related to effectively managing talent, customers and operations. Today CEB announced an agreement to be acquired by Gartner, the world's leading information technology research and advisory company.

Like CEB, Gartner has a rich reputation for continuous innovation and outstanding client service. The addition of CEB’s best practice and talent management insights across a range of business functions to Gartner’s analyst‐driven, syndicated research and advisory services in Information Technology, Marketing and Supply Chain, will provide a comprehensive suite of advisory services aligned to the mission‐critical priorities of virtually all functional business leaders across every industry and size of enterprise worldwide. Together, we will be even better positioned to help you and your enterprise make the right decisions with confidence.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Gartner?

Gartner (NYSE: IT) is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. They are known for analyst‐driven, syndicated research and advisory services in Information Technology (IT), Marketing and Supply Chain. Like CEB, Gartner has a rich history and culture that is both collaborative and client‐centric. They were founded in 1979 and are headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut with almost 9,000 associates worldwide. Their clients are located in more than 90 countries and are highly diversified across geography, industry and size. And they have a strong track record of sustained growth having delivered 23 quarters of consecutive double‐digit growth.  

Why is Gartner acquiring CEB? How will this combination benefit members and clients?

Gartner has known and admired CEB for many years, and they are excited about the many benefits this combination will deliver to all customers of both organizations.

  • Gartner will expand CEB’s existing best practice and talent management insights for leaders in large enterprises and further introduce them to clients in the mid‐size enterprise segment, where Gartner has a more extensive market presence. 
  • Gartner will also develop a comprehensive suite of new syndicated research and advisory products, leveraging CEB’s existing strength in HR, Sales, Finance and Legal, that will be introduced to members and clients worldwide.
  • CEB’s members and clients will also be introduced to Gartner’s expertise in technology, as decision making is increasingly taking place across a wider range of functional roles beyond IT.
  • Together, we will provide a comprehensive and differentiated suite of advisory services aligned to the mission‐critical priorities of virtually all functional business leaders across every industry and size of enterprise worldwide to help clients make the right decisions with confidence