“The American Institutes for Research (AIR), one of the world’s leading behavioral and social science research organizations, has agreed to acquire IMPAQ, LLC, a global policy research, analytics and implementation firm with a strong presence in the health and workforce sectors, as well as other areas.”
“AIR, a non-profit founded in 1946, works with federal, state, and local government agencies, philanthropies and other organizations to conduct research and evaluation and provide technical assistance in the areas of education, health and workforce development, in the U.S. and abroad. Much of AIR’s work is in education, and the acquisition of IMPAQ will allow the company to grow its presence in other key areas across the life span.”
“This transaction brings together two mission-focused organizations with similar values, deep expertise and diverse portfolios of work,” said David Myers, AIR’s president and CEO. “The leadership and staff of both companies understand the power of generating and using high-quality research and evidence-based practices that contribute to a better, more equitable world, domestically and globally. I look forward to opportunities to bring deeper perspectives and experience to the challenges facing society today and in the future.”
“IMPAQ, a private company founded in 2001, conducts rigorous research and implementation in the areas of health and workforce development, as well as the education, international and human services sectors. They also have expertise in advanced analytics and the use of technology, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as training and learning solutions…”
Source: American Institutes for Research to Acquire IMPAQ, May 5, 2020. GlobeNewswire.
G2X TAKE: This leading non-profit behavioral and social science research organization announced yesterday that they have agreed to acquire IMPAQ, a global policy research, analytics and implementation firm and with it, a significant Federal Health portfolio and access to a number of major HHS and CMS contract vehicles.
- IMPAQ closed out 2019 with a string of big wins at CMS and across HHS, ranging from providing CCIIO Marketplace Operations Support and in developing and maintaining an Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Learning System and End State Renal Disease Treatment Choices (ETC) Model Operations for CMS, to Building Synthetic Healthcare Data for Research at HHS, and efforts at CMS to support the Rural Community Hospital Demonstration (RCHD) Evaluation efforts. More here.
- In addition to these many task awards, the IMPAQ team has also secured a number of key Prime IDIQ wins, to include: a spot on the $5 Billion CMS Research, Measurement, Assessment, Design, & Analysis (RMADA) 2 IDIQ; a Prime role on the $50M HHS HRSA Evaluation Studies IDIQ; and a Prime position on the GSA One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Professional Services Multiple Agency Contract. These only add to the growing list of contact vehicle options this group can lean on, to include the $1.2B SAMHSA IDIQ; a $100M HHS ASPE, AHRQ, and ONC IDIQ; and a $1.6 Billion CMS Measure and Instrument Development and Support (MIDS) IDIQ.
- IMPAQ recruited Timothy Hill, recent Deputy Director for the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) to serve as SVP; Kayla Renals, who recently served as Special Assistant to the CMS Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Centers for Clinical Standards and Quality, to serve as Chief of Staff; and they added former Federal Chief Healthcare Budget Official, Dr. Adaeze Enekwechi, as their new President early last year.
- The company was recently noted as one of the 2020 NXT UP, a list of the top scoring Federal Emerging Technology and Consulting firms in the Government marketplace today.
- In early 2019, IMPAQ launched ASCEND, a technology company that delivers data products and information resources to help communities of interest create and disseminate knowledge.
Included below is a snapshot of Prime obligated funds for the top 10 Federal Buying Agencies for IMPAQ and a separate snapshot for AIR. Looking at the two charts, the portfolios appear to be quite complementary.