STATS buys Prozone, makes third acquisition since February

by Doug Pitorak
May 6, 2015

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STATS LLC
, a Northbrook-based sports analytics and data company, announced yesterday the acquisition of Prozone, a United Kingdom company that specializes in performance analysis. The acquisition is STATS’ third in as many months, and the move will expand STATS’ presence to Africa, Europe, China and Australia.

“We are excited to combine Prozone’s best-in-market analytics products for football (soccer) and rugby with STATS’ media expertise and unrivaled real-time data,” Gary Walrath, CEO of STATS, said in a statement. “We look forward to bringing Prozone’s strong product suite to all corners of the globe.”

More than 100,000 players are in Prozone’s database, and the company collects data from more than 12,000 sporting events annually. Prozone leverages data analytics and video tracking to create post-game analyses, evaluate trends, generate scouting reports, and more.

Since February, STATS — a company owned by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners — acquired The Sports Network and Automated Insights.

“Our knowledge and experience in performance analysis for football (soccer), rugby, hockey, and handball is a fantastic complement to STATS’ expertise in NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, college football, college basketball, and soccer,” Thomas Schmider, CEO of Prozone, said in a statement. “Together through our combined global sales network, we can deliver complementary products to a broader range of customers all over the world.”

They also have a pretty cool office space


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