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ACT Capital Advisors Advises Research Into Action on its Sale to Opinion Dynamics

ACT Capital Advisors is pleased to announce the sale of Research Into Action (RIA) to Opinion Dynamics, Inc. ACT acted as the advisor to RIA.

Portland, OR – based RIA provides market research and evaluation services to utilities, nonprofits, governments, and businesses that seek to advance their clean energy programs, services, and products. The Company’s research expertise, consultation, and operational resources provide studies with meaningful insights to drive positive change in consumers’ choices in energy use. 

Waltham, MA – based Opinion Dynamics Inc. is the largest independently-owned company specializing in conducting research concerning energy efficiency, demand response and renewable energy efforts. 

Jane Peters, President of RIA said, “ACT was extremely helpful in reviewing all aspects of the sale process from letter of intent, through due diligence and the final purchase and sale agreement. Chris provided me with support and advice and worked cooperatively with my lawyer and accountant to ensure the deal made sense.” 

ACT’s Chris Sheppard, Vice-President, managed the transaction on behalf of RIA. ACT worked in cooperation with Generational Equity on the deal. Of the transaction, Chris commented, “I really enjoyed working with Jane and Marjorie on this transaction. They were wonderful clients and cared very much about not only getting a good deal, but making sure the people and legacy of Research Into Action were well taken care of.” 

For more information on RIA, please visit their website at 

About ACT – ACT Capital Advisors, LLC is a leading Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) firm that represents lower-middle-market companies across a variety of sectors and industries, including industrial manufacturing, information technology, construction, healthcare, aerospace, consumer staple/discretionary, oil and energy, as well as outsourced services. The firm provides strategic M&A and financial advice to closely held, family-owned, as well as private equity sponsored organizations and corporate shareholders that wish to sell all or a portion of their company, or conversely, a division, a product line, or a subsidiary of their entity. Leveraging ACT’s deep industry-wide knowledge and strategic auction process, clients appreciate ACT’s approach, pairing the professional expertise of a national investment banking firm with the senior level attention and entrepreneurial creativity of a smaller enterprise. ACT’s technology practice provides guidance for IT Services and Specialized SaaS firms (Fintech, Adtech) who want an optimal exit. For more information, please visit their website at

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