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closed 12/2/2009 via BusinessWire

Interactive Data Corporation, purchased Online Financial Solutions Business from Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

synopsis: Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions, announced the closing of its acquisition of the data and tools assets of Dow Jones & Company, Inc.’s Online Financial Solutions business.
buyer parent:Pearson plc
buyer: Interactive Data Corporation
Interactive Data Corporation is a leading global provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors.
seller parent: News Corporation
seller: Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Dow Jones & Company is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review.
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closed 11/4/2010 via Company Press Release

Blue Curve Limited, acquired Jovus, Inc.

synopsis: Blue Curve Limited is pleased to announce that its parent company, Isle of Man based Rivington Street Ventures, has acquired US-based financial research software provider Jovus Inc., for up to $1.75m in cash and loan notes.
buyer parent:Rivington Street Holdings PLC
buyer: Blue Curve Limited
Blue Curve is a research management system used by firms to improve their research production processes. Blue Curve is the leading software solution used by financial institutions to improve a variety of financial information production processes.
target: Jovus, Inc.
Jovus is a financial research software and technology firm. Jovus specializes in developing and implementing software that substantially improves the quality and reduces the costs of publishing and distributing financial research.
price ($mm)
$1.58
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closed 1/18/2011 via AP - Associated Press

Compushare, Inc., acquired Virtual Empowerment

synopsis: Compushare, the largest nationwide Financial Technology Management Company, announced the acquisition of Virtual Empowerment, a Dallas-based technology company who developed a platform to web enable legacy financial applications.
buyer: Compushare, Inc.
Compushare is the leading technology provider in the market place that truly applies an intimate understanding of the business processes, technology considerations and risk management concerns of financial services organizations.
target: Virtual Empowerment
Virtual Empowerment, using proprietary and industry-standard tools, technology and processes, specializes in allowing end users to access their financial applications through a secure cloud using any device including tablets and mobile phones.
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closed 11/8/2006 via BusinessWire

AOL, LLC., acquired The Relegence Corporation

synopsis: AOL LLC announced that it has acquired leading financial news and information search technology company, The Relegence Corporation of New York, NY
buyer parent:Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: AOL, LLC.(AOL:$2,240.40)
AOL is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL’s business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers.
target: The Relegence Corporation
Relegence sells subscription-based services that offer real-time discovery, notification and delivery of information, connecting customers to cross-media content as it is generated from anywhere across the globe.
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closed 2/6/2006 via PR Newswire

Harland Financial Solutions, acquired Financialware, Inc.

synopsis: Harland Financial Solutions announces the acquisition Financialware, Inc. Financialware is an innovator in check, statement, document, report management, and image exchange software for financial institutions.
buyer parent:M&F Worldwide Corp.
buyer: Harland Financial Solutions(:$0.00)
Harland Financial Solutions supplies software and services to thousands of financial institutions of all sizes. Harland Financial Solutions is a leader in deposit & loan origination, platform, teller, call-center, mortgage, business intelligence, core processing and customer management.
target: Financialware, Inc.
Financialware provides financial institutions with software and services that combine customer information with content from the check image and report/document worlds in a single web-based archive, delivery and integration solution.
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closed 2/1/2006 via BusinessWire

Private Business, Inc., acquired Goldleaf Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Private Business, Inc., a provider of technology solutions for financial institutions, announced today the closing of the acquisition of Brentwood, TN based Goldleaf Technologies, Inc. The final purchase price was $16.8 million in cash and $350,000 in stock.
buyer: Private Business, Inc.
Goldleaf Financial Solutions, Inc. offers a strategic suite of integrated technology and payment processing solutions to global financial institutions of all sizes. The company's products and services enable financial institutions to succeed in today's competitive market.
target: Goldleaf Technologies, Inc.
Goldleaf Technologies, is a financial services company offering ACH and remote deposit solutions as well as highly customized dynamic websites for financial institutions and other organizations. Goldleaf provides innovative software solutions, Web-based payments services, and marketing tools.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
$10
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EV / rev
1.7x
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closed 1/4/2006 via PR Newswire

Commerce Bancorp, Inc., acquired eMoney Advisor, Inc.

synopsis: Commerce Bancorp, Inc. announced its acquisition of eMoney Advisor, Inc., based in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. The acquisition will unite "America's Most Convenient Bank" with America's best online wealth management system.
buyer: Commerce Bancorp, Inc.(CBH:$0.00)
Commerce Bank, "America's Most Convenient Bank," is a leading retailer of financial services with 375 convenient stores in Metropolitan New York, Metropolitan Philadelphia, Metropolitan DC and Southeast Florida.
target: eMoney Advisor, Inc.
eMoney was founded with a mission to help advisors maximize the value of their client relationships. The Company prides itself on its "by advisors, for advisors" approach, & as a result, has developed a unique combination of technology and support services that are focused on the advisor's success.
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$32
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closed 9/7/2005 via BusinessWire

TA Associates, purchased a minority stake in Creditex

synopsis: TA Associates, a leading buyout and private equity firm, today announced that it has completed its investment in Creditex, Inc., the leading provider of electronic execution services in the credit derivatives market.
buyer: TA Associates
Founded in 1968, TA Associates is one of the largest and most experienced private equity firms. The firm has invested in nearly 400 companies and manages more than $16 billion in capital.
target: Creditex
Creditex Group, Inc., an interdealer broker, operates an e-trading platform for executing and processing credit derivatives to traders at financial institutions.
price ($mm)
$50
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closed 3/2/2004 via PR Newswire

NETg, acquired Educational Training Systems, Inc.

synopsis: NETg, a part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC), today announced that it has acquired Educational Training Systems, Inc./financialcampus (FinancialCampus), a leading provider of online training and educational services to the financial services industry.
buyer parent:SkillSoft PLC
buyer: NETg
Thomson NETg is a global leader providing Open Learning Solutions with a comprehensive offering of award-winning content, multiple delivery options, cutting-edge technology and services.NETg is the learning and professional development partner of choice for innovative global organizations worldwide.
target: Educational Training Systems, Inc.
Competes with Dearborn/Kaplan & Bisys/Pictorial. Revs are estimated Founded in 1970 by Dennis Doyle, Educational Training Systems (ETS) has recently acquired financialcampus(FC) to better reflect our partnerships with clients. As a publisher, ETS currently produces all of its own content for distri
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closed 5/12/2008 via Company Press Release

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, acquired LAMP Technologies LLC

synopsis: The Bank of New York Mellon, a global leader in asset management and securities servicing, announced that it has acquired the fund of hedge funds administrative services business of LAMP Technologies LLC, a Dallas-based alternative investment administrator.
buyer: The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation(BK:$400.00)
The Bank of New York Mellon is a leading asset management and securities services company, uniquely focused to help clients manage and move their financial assets and succeed in the rapidly changing global marketplace.
target: LAMP Technologies LLC
LAMP Technologies LLC pairs world-class professionals with a state-of-the-art technology platform. Rather than depending on software vendors, LAMP develops highly integrated systems that leverage our decades of experience in the alternative investments industry.
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closed 2/22/2011 via BusinessWire

Bottomline Technologies, acquired Direct Debit Limited

synopsis: Bottomline Technologies, a leading provider of collaborative payment, invoice and document automation solutions, has announced the acquisition of Direct Debit Limited, a London-based provider of payments automation software for direct debits and receivables management for corporations, banks, financial institutions and government organizations.
buyer: Bottomline Technologies(EPAY:$260.33)
Bottomline Technologies provides collaborative payment, invoice and document automation solutions to corporations, financial institutions and banks around the world. The solutions are used to streamline, automate and manage processes involving payments, invoicing, global cash management and more.
target: Direct Debit Limited
Direct Debit Limited is a London-based provider of payments automation software for direct debits and receivables management for corporations, banks, financial institutions and government organizations.
price ($mm)
$11
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closed 12/21/2009 via PR Newswire

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, acquired Portsmouth Financial Systems, LLC

synopsis: BNY Mellon, the global leader in asset management and securities servicing, has acquired Portsmouth Financial Systems, a developer of modeling and analytics of structured credit transactions.
buyer: The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation(BK:$400.00)
The Bank of New York Mellon is a leading asset management and securities services company, uniquely focused to help clients manage and move their financial assets and succeed in the rapidly changing global marketplace.
target: Portsmouth Financial Systems, LLC
Portsmouth Financial Systems is a developer of modeling and analytics software for structured credit transactions.
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closed 11/5/2008 via

GBST Holdings, acquired Coexis Limited

synopsis: As part of its continuing expansion plans, global provider of software for the securities industry, Coexis has announced that it is in the process of finalising its acquisition by GBST, a leading Australian provider of securities transaction and fund administration software for the financial services industry.
buyer: GBST Holdings(AU:GBT:$77.07)
GBST is a leading provider of securities transaction and fund administration software for the financial services industry. GBST builds, owns and manages software products and provides support for our customers who use these products.
target: Coexis Limited
Coexis, Ltd. provides process and rules based software solutions for the capital markets. Its products include Syn~Developer, which provides transaction-processing solutions for the participants in capital markets.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 11/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Ipreo LLC, acquired NSIGHT Enterprise Software

synopsis: Ipreo, a leading global provider of execution software, data, and analytics to investment banks and corporations, announced today that it has acquired NSIGHT Enterprise Software, a premiere provider of information technology solutions to the institutional finance community. Both firms are headquartered in New York.
buyer parent:Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Ipreo LLC
Ipreo is a leading global provider of high quality data, expert insight, and productivity solutions to Investment Banking and Corporate clients. Ipreo is both a dynamic innovator and a trusted resource.
target: NSIGHT Enterprise Software
NSIGHT Enterprise Software, LLC provides client management software to the financial services industry. It offers iStar Workstation, a suite of products that automate and streamline the operational, communication, and client relationship management functions for institutional finance businesses.
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$10
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closed 9/30/2007 via

Knowledge Technology Solutions, acquired Arcontech

synopsis: UK market data vendor Knowledge Technology Solutions (KTS) has signed a deal to acquire London-based market data specialist Arcontech Limited for a total consideration of £1.5 million in cash and shares.
buyer: Knowledge Technology Solutions
Knowledge Technology Solutions PLC is a leading provider of real-time market data solutions. Our services are delivered to standard PCs, laptops and mobile devices without any new hardware, software or infrastructure.
target: Arcontech
Arcontech is a real-time software specialist providing products and bespoke systems for collection, processing, distribution and presentation of time-sensitive financial markets data and other critical information.
price ($mm)
$3.64
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announced 2/8/2007 via BNC Analysis

GBST Holdings, will acquire InfoComp

synopsis: Australian fintech vendor GBST Holdings is acquiring Sydney-based wealth management software firm InfoComp in a cash and stock deal worth A$56 million. Under the agreement A$36.46 million of the purchase price will be paid in cash, with the remainder paid in GBST shares.
buyer: GBST Holdings(AU:GBT:$77.07)
GBST is a leading provider of securities transaction and fund administration software for the financial services industry. GBST builds, owns and manages software products and provides support for our customers who use these products.
target: InfoComp
InfoComp is a provider of first class software packages for Wealth Management and Client Registry. We enjoy an outstanding reputation for delivering high quality, scaleable, robust and functionally advanced software solutions for these sectors.
price ($mm)
$31
rev ($mm)
$22
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
8.7x
closed 8/19/2005 via BusinessWire

Corillian Corporation, acquired InteliData Technologies Corporation

synopsis: Corillian Corp., the market leader of online banking, bill payment and anti-fraud solutions for leading financial institutions, today announced it has completed its acquisitions of InteliData Technologies Corporation, a leading provider of online banking, bill payment and credit card services.
buyer parent:CheckFree Corporation
buyer: Corillian Corporation
Corillian is the top provider of online banking and anti-fraud solutions to leading financial institutions. Corillian provides the most flexible, scalable and secure set of online banking applications across multiple lines of business.
target: InteliData Technologies Corporation
InteliData provides online banking and Electronic Bill Payment and Presentment technology and services to leading banks, credit unions, financial institution processors and credit card issuers.
price($mm)[EV]
$22 [$21]
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/12/2012 via BusinessWire

eFront SA, acquired DMLT

synopsis: eFront, a leading software provider of financial solutions for managing alternative investments, announced the acquisition of DMLT. DMLT is the market-leading provider of investor reporting and portal services for the alternative asset community.
buyer parent:Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: eFront SA(FR:ALEFT:$0.00)
eFront is a leading software provider of end-to-end solutions dedicated to the financial industry with a recognized expertise in alternative investments. eFront’s solutions serve companies in the private equity, real estate investment, banking and insurance sectors.
target: DMLT
DMLT offers a suite of web-based investor reporting, contact management and fundraising products to the alternative asset community. DMLT provides Invesment Cafe, a suite of investor reporting solutions.
price ($mm)
$50
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announced 2/9/2011 via PR Newswire

BV Investment Partners, will acquire FORS Limited

synopsis: BV Investment Partners (formerly Boston Ventures), a leading middle market private equity firm, has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire FORS Limited, an independent global organization providing accounting and reporting solutions to Family Offices, Multi-Family Offices, Trust Companies and Private Clients.
buyer: BV Investment Partners
BV Investment Partners is one of the oldest and most experienced sector-focused private equity firms in North America. The firm actively targets investments in the information and business services, communications and media industries.
target: FORS Limited
FORS Limited is an independent global organization providing accounting and reporting solutions to Family Offices, Multi-Family Offices, Trust Companies and Private Clients. FORS has offices in Bermuda, New York, Singapore and Toronto.
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closed 10/31/2005 via BusinessWire

SS&C Technologies, Inc., acquired Open Information Systems Inc.

synopsis: SS&C Technologies, Inc. today announced the purchase of all of the outstanding capital stock of Open Information Systems, Inc. for $24.0 million. OIS, located in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, provides web-based solutions that support critical applications for global financial institutions.
buyer parent:The Carlyle Group
buyer: SS&C Technologies, Inc.(SSNC:$687.99)
SS&C delivers investment and financial management software and related services focused exclusively on the financial services industry. By leveraging expertise in common investment business functions, SS&C cost effectively serves clients in different industry segments.
target: Open Information Systems Inc.
Open Information Systems provides web-based solutions that support critical applications for global financial institutions.
price ($mm)
$24
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closed 9/4/2013 via PE Hub

GateHouse Media, Inc., acquired Dow Jones Local Media Group

synopsis: News Corp announced that it has sold the Dow Jones Local Media Group, which operates 33 publications, including 8 daily and 15 weekly newspapers, to an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group LLC. The Local Media Group operations will be managed by GateHouse Media, Inc.
buyer parent:Fortress Investment Group LLC
buyer: GateHouse Media, Inc.(GHS:$0.00)
GateHouse Media, Inc. is one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by number of daily publications. GateHouse Media now owns over 425 community publications located in 18 states across the country.
target parent: News Corporation
target: Dow Jones Local Media Group
Dow Jones Local Media Group operates print and online community media franchises in seven states including daily, Sunday and weekly newspapers, Internet sites, magazines and other news and advertising niche publications.
price ($mm)
$82
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$162
EBITDA ($mm)
$27
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
3.0x
closed 6/30/2012 via Company Press Release

Dice Holdings, Inc., acquired FINS.com

synopsis: Dice Holdings Inc., a provider of specialized career-related websites, bought the assets of FINS.com, a career-resource site for financial professionals owned by Dow Jones & Co.
buyer parent:General Atlantic, LLC
buyer: Dice Holdings, Inc.(DHX:$213.48)
Dice Holdings, Inc. is a leading provider of specialized career websites for professional communities, including technology and engineering, financial services, energy, healthcare, and security clearance.
target parent: News Corporation
target: FINS.com
FINS.com is a resource for financial professionals with information about finance careers and the finance industry, launched in July 2009 by Dow Jones & Company, publisher of The Wall Street Journal.
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announced 2/10/2010 via Company Press Release

CME Group, will acquire Dow Jones Indexes

synopsis: CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and Dow Jones & Company announced that they have signed a definitive agreement in which CME Group will take a 90 percent ownership interest and Dow Jones will take a 10 percent ownership interest in a new joint venture that will own the Dow Jones Indexes.
buyer: CME Group(CME:$2,914.60)
CME Group is the leading equity index derivatives marketplace, offering futures and options on key benchmark indexes that cover the spectrum of small-, medium- and large-cap indexes in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
target parent: News Corporation
target: Dow Jones Indexes
Dow Jones Indexes is a leading full-service index provider that develops, maintains and licenses indexes for use as benchmarks and as the basis of investment products.
price ($mm)
$608*
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closed 12/2/2009 via BusinessWire

Interactive Data Corporation, purchased Online Financial Solutions Business from Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

synopsis: Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions, announced the closing of its acquisition of the data and tools assets of Dow Jones & Company, Inc.’s Online Financial Solutions business.
buyer parent:Pearson plc
buyer: Interactive Data Corporation
Interactive Data Corporation is a leading global provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors.
seller parent: News Corporation
seller: Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Dow Jones & Company is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review.
price ($mm)
$14
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closed 4/17/2008 via Company Press Release

Dow Jones & Company, Inc., acquired Generate, Inc.

synopsis: Dow Jones & Company has acquired Maynard, Massachusetts-based Generate Inc., a market innovator in enabling business intelligence. The acquisition extends Dow Jones’s ability to help financial services and business professionals be more productive and successful.
buyer: Dow Jones & Company, Inc.(:$0.00)
Dow Jones & Company is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review.
target: Generate, Inc.
Generate, Inc. provides business intelligence platform that combines real-time company intelligence with integrated relationship-mapping technology to deliver contextual information to business professionals.
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closed 3/10/2008 via PR Newswire

Dow Jones Newswires, acquired Betten Financial News BV

synopsis: Dow Jones & Company acquired Betten Financial News BV, the Dutch-language news service covering the corporate sector in the Netherlands. Dow Jones will combine Betten's comprehensive coverage with Dow Jones Newswires's premier Dutch-language financial news service, Dow Jones Nieuwsdienst.
buyer parent:Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
buyer: Dow Jones Newswires
Dow Jones Newswires provides real-time news for financial professionals in the equities, fixed-income, foreign-exchange, and energy markets. The division also offers news for financial firms' Web sites and Dow Jones Financial Information Services' sector-specific content.
target: Betten Financial News BV
Betten Financial News provides online real-time financial and economic news. The company is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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closed 1/1/2008 via BNC Analysis

Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste GmbH, acquired Tijd Nederland B.V.

synopsis: vwd group, the biggest German full-service provider of information, communications and technology solutions for the securities business, is taking over Tijd Nederland B.V. (TBM) from the Belgian media group Mediafin for a purchase price of approx. EUR 7 million.
buyer parent:Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
buyer: Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste GmbH(VWDG.DE :$0.00)
Vwd's operations include the financial newswires and business newsletters along with a market-data terminal and services business. Vwd employs 220 staff and operates bureaus in six German cities and Brussels.
target parent: Media fin
target: Tijd Nederland B.V.
Tijd Nederland B.V. together with its subsidiaries, Trustmedia NL B.V. (Amsterdam) and Tijd Beursmedia NV (Brussels and Paris), is a well-known provider of data on the financial markets with a strong market position in the Benelux countries.
price ($mm)
$12
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$11
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0.9x
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closed 12/13/2007 via Company Press Release

News Corporation, acquired Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

synopsis: News Corporation announced the completion of its acquisition of Dow Jones & Co., Inc. pursuant to the previously announced merger agreement.
buyer: News Corporation(NWSA:$8,747.00)
News Corporation is a diversified entertainment company with operations in eight industry segments: filmed entertainment; television; cable network programming; direct broadcast satellite television; magazines and inserts; newspapers; book publishing; and other.
target: Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Dow Jones & Company is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review.
price($mm)[EV]
$5,196 [$5,684]
rev ($mm)
$1,861
EBITDA ($mm)
$291
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
19.8x
closed 5/15/2007 via

Dow Jones & Company, Inc., acquired eFinancialNews Holdings Ltd

synopsis: Dow Jones & Company has entered into agreements to acquire eFinancialNews Holdings Ltd., a private U.K. company, for net cash consideration of £26.1 million, subject to a working capital adjustment.
buyer: Dow Jones & Company, Inc.(:$0.00)
Dow Jones & Company is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review.
target: eFinancialNews Holdings Ltd
eFinancialNews is a diversified media company serving the financial services industry, primarily in the City of London and the U.K. Its flagship operations include the weekly Financial News publication and eFinancialNews.com Web site, a subscription-based service.
price ($mm)
$67
rev ($mm)
$27
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EV / rev
2.5x
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closed 12/15/2006 via

Dow Jones & Company, Inc., acquired Factiva

synopsis: Dow Jones & Co. on Wednesday will pay $160 million to take full control of the Factiva news-search service from current partner Reuters Group, as it looks to reduce its dependence on print revenue sources in an era increasingly geared toward online information. Terms call for Dow Jones to pay $153 million in cash and $7 million in preferred stock.
buyer: Dow Jones & Company, Inc.(:$0.00)
Dow Jones & Company is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review.
target parent: Reuters Group PLC
target: Factiva
Factiva provides world-class global news and business information through its Web sites and content integration solutions. Factiva’s mission is to be the indispensable provider of business info and customized solutions which inspire its customers' best business decisions, globally and locally.
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announced 1/4/2006 via Company Press Release

Ottaway Newspapers, Inc., will acquire The New England Business Bulletin

synopsis: Ottaway Newspapers, Inc. has agreed to purchase the New England Business Bulletin, a monthly business newspaper serving Southeastern Massachusetts and Eastern Rhode Island, from the New England Publishing Group Inc.
buyer parent:Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
buyer: Ottaway Newspapers, Inc.
Ottaway Newspapers, Inc. is the community newspaper subsidiary of Dow Jones & Company. Ottaway publishes 15 daily newspapers, 19 weeklies and numerous specialty publications and web sites in nine states.
target: The New England Business Bulletin
The New England Business Bulletin, a 32-page tabloid, has a monthly readership of 45,000 businesses throughout the region. The New England Publishing Group also publishes The Homefinder, a monthly real estate listing publication serving Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.
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closed 6/29/2005 via PR Newswire

Factiva, acquired Synapse, the Knowledge Link Corporation

synopsis: Factiva(R), a Dow Jones and Reuters Company, today announced that it has acquired the business and assets of taxonomy consultancy Synapse, the Knowledge Link Corporation. The acquisition extends the reach and expertise of Factiva's taxonomy team, creating an unsurpassed consultancy in corporate taxonomy services.
buyer parent:Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
buyer: Factiva
Factiva provides world-class global news and business information through its Web sites and content integration solutions. Factiva’s mission is to be the indispensable provider of business info and customized solutions which inspire its customers' best business decisions, globally and locally.
target: Synapse, the Knowledge Link Corporation
Synapse Corporation's mission is to help businesses and organizations harness the power of controlled vocabulary thesauri, taxonomies and indexes to produce state-of-the-art information retrieval systems and products.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/2/2005 via BusinessWire

Factiva, acquired 2B Group Limited

synopsis: Factiva(R), a Dow Jones and Reuters Company, announced it has acquired the business and assets of 2B Reputation Intelligence Limited and Benchmarking Solutions Limited, a London-based technology and consulting business specializing in media monitoring and reputation management.
buyer parent:Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
buyer: Factiva
Factiva provides world-class global news and business information through its Web sites and content integration solutions. Factiva’s mission is to be the indispensable provider of business info and customized solutions which inspire its customers' best business decisions, globally and locally.
target: 2B Group Limited
2B is a business consulting firm that helps companies and other organisations build Reputation Intelligence? to put them back in control and drive competitive advantage.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/24/2005 via BusinessWire

Dow Jones & Company, Inc., acquired MarketWatch.com, Inc.

synopsis: Dow Jones & Company has closed its acquisition of MarketWatch, a leading provider of business news, financial information and analytical tools, for approximately $528 million-or $18 per fully diluted common share-or approximately $453 million net of cash at MarketWatch.
buyer: Dow Jones & Company, Inc.(:$0.00)
Dow Jones & Company is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review.
target: MarketWatch.com, Inc.
As a leading financial media company, more than 800 stories, briefs and headlines are created each market day by 70+ MarketWatch.com journalists in 9 bureaus around the world, providing "the story behind the numbers" online and offline. The company’s two largest investors are CBS and Pearson plc, t
price ($mm)
$438
rev ($mm)
$71
EBITDA ($mm)
$9
EV / rev
6.2x
EV / EBITDA
49.8x
closed 1/20/2004 via BusinessWire

Pinnacor, Inc. merged with MarketWatch.com, Inc.,

synopsis: MarketWatch.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:MKTW) and Pinnacor Inc. (Nasdaq:PCOR) today announced the closing of the merger of the two companies through the formation of a new holding company that will continue to be named MarketWatch.com, Inc. and will continue to trade on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol "MKTW."
buyer parent:Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
buyer: MarketWatch.com, Inc.
As a leading financial media company, more than 800 stories, briefs and headlines are created each market day by 70+ MarketWatch.com journalists in 9 bureaus around the world, providing "the story behind the numbers" online and offline. The company’s two largest investors are CBS and Pearson plc, t
target: Pinnacor, Inc.
Screaming Media is a provider of information and analytical applications to financial services and other global corporations. Their unique ability to deliver a customized combination of information assets, applications and tools helps businesses build meaningful relationships and increase revenue.
price ($mm)
$61
rev ($mm)
$33
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
33.7x
*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
closed 7/30/2010 via BusinessWire

Silver Lake Partners, Warburg Pincus, acquired Interactive Data Corporation

synopsis: Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions, announced the completion of its acquisition by investment funds managed by Silver Lake and Warburg Pincus.
buyer: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Silver Lake Partners
Investment funds managed by Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm and Silver Lake, a global investment firm focused on technology, technology-enabled and related growth industries.
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Interactive Data Corporation
Interactive Data Corporation is a leading global provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors.
price($mm)[EV]
$3,245 [$2,946]
rev ($mm)
$768
EBITDA ($mm)
$267
EV / rev
3.8x
EV / EBITDA
11.0x
closed 1/19/2010 via BusinessWire

Interactive Data Corporation, acquired 7ticks, LLC

synopsis: Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions, announced the closing of its acquisition of 7ticks, LLC, an innovative provider of electronic trading networks and managed services.
buyer parent:Pearson plc
buyer: Interactive Data Corporation
Interactive Data Corporation is a leading global provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors.
target: 7ticks, LLC(:$12.00)
7ticks is a rapidly growing technology firm specializing in Managed IT Services for the financial trading marketplace. The 7ticks team provides electronic trading infrastructure design, procurement, installation and ongoing management/monitoring services.
price ($mm)
$31
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/2/2009 via BusinessWire

Interactive Data Corporation, purchased Online Financial Solutions Business from Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

synopsis: Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions, announced the closing of its acquisition of the data and tools assets of Dow Jones & Company, Inc.’s Online Financial Solutions business.
buyer parent:Pearson plc
buyer: Interactive Data Corporation
Interactive Data Corporation is a leading global provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors.
seller parent: News Corporation
seller: Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Dow Jones & Company is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
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closed 12/15/2008 via BusinessWire

Interactive Data Corporation, acquired NTT Data Financial Corporation

synopsis: Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related services to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors, announced the initial closing of its acquisition of a majority interest in NTT DATA Financial Corporation.
buyer parent:Pearson plc
buyer: Interactive Data Corporation
Interactive Data Corporation is a leading global provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors.
target parent: NTT Data Corporation
target: NTT Data Financial Corporation
NTT Data Financial Corporation, which is based in Tokyo, is a leading provider of securities pricing, reference data and related services to most of the major financial institutions in Japan.
price ($mm)
$25*
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
18.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/4/2008 via BusinessWire

Interactive Daily, acquired Kler’s Financial Data Service S.r.l.

synopsis: Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related services to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors, closed its acquisition of Kler’s Financial Data Service S.r.l., a leading provider of reference data to the Italian financial industry.
buyer parent:Pearson plc
buyer: Interactive Daily
Interactive Data Corporation is a leading global provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors.
target: Kler’s Financial Data Service S.r.l.
Kler's S.r.l. provides on-line databases software applications, analysis and advice on the financial market, and consulting services. It also collects, processes, and standardizes information and financial data regarding companies, and listed and unlisted securities.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/3/2007 via BusinessWire

Interactive Data Corporation, purchased Market Data Division from Xcitek LLC

synopsis: Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related services to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors, closed its acquisition of the market data division of Xcitek LLC, as well as the market data assets of its affiliate Xcitax LLC, for $25.3 million in cash.
buyer parent:Pearson plc
buyer: Interactive Data Corporation
Interactive Data Corporation is a leading global provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors.
seller: Xcitek LLC
Xcitek’s market data offerings include Corporate Actions, Municipal Actions, Cost Basis, Class Actions, Securities Payments, and other financial data. We serve over 2,000 institutional clients worldwide, directly and through our distributors.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA
*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
closed 7/30/2010 via BusinessWire

Silver Lake Partners, Warburg Pincus, acquired Interactive Data Corporation

synopsis: Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions, announced the completion of its acquisition by investment funds managed by Silver Lake and Warburg Pincus.
buyer: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Silver Lake Partners
Investment funds managed by Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm and Silver Lake, a global investment firm focused on technology, technology-enabled and related growth industries.
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Interactive Data Corporation
Interactive Data Corporation is a leading global provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors.
price($mm)[EV]
$3,245 [$2,946]
rev ($mm)
$768
EBITDA ($mm)
$267
EV / rev
3.8x
EV / EBITDA
11.0x
closed 12/15/2008 via BusinessWire

Interactive Data Corporation, acquired NTT Data Financial Corporation

synopsis: Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related services to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors, announced the initial closing of its acquisition of a majority interest in NTT DATA Financial Corporation.
buyer parent:Pearson plc
buyer: Interactive Data Corporation
Interactive Data Corporation is a leading global provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors.
target parent: NTT Data Corporation
target: NTT Data Financial Corporation
NTT Data Financial Corporation, which is based in Tokyo, is a leading provider of securities pricing, reference data and related services to most of the major financial institutions in Japan.
price ($mm)
$25*
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
18.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/2/2008 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Fundamental Data Limited

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, announced it has acquired Fundamental Data Limited, a leading provider of data on closed-end funds in the United Kingdom, for 11 million pounds sterling, or approximately U.S.$19 million, subject to post-closing adjustments.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc.(MORN:$698.27)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets.
target: Fundamental Data Limited
Fundamental Data Limited provides data on global closed-end and exchange traded-funds. It provides data feeds, Website feeds, and report outsourcing services, such as production of fund issuers' fact sheets, annual fund yearbooks, daily fund lists, and bulletins.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
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closed 4/10/2008 via bobsguide.com

Markit Group Ltd., acquired NTC Economics

synopsis: Markit, the leading provider of independent data, portfolio valuations and OTC derivatives trade processing, has acquired NTC Economics, a provider of global macro-economic indicators and owner of the widely-referenced Purchasing Manager’s Index series.
buyer: Markit Group Ltd.
Markit Group Limited is the leading provider of independent pricing, reference data, portfolio valuations and OTC derivatives trade processing to the global financial and commodities markets.
target: NTC Economics
NTC Economics, Ltd. provides global macro-economic indicators in the United Kingdom. It produces business surveys that report on a set of economic barometers.
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closed 2/11/2008 via finextra.com

Netik, Plc, purchased Capco Reference Data Services from Capco

synopsis: Netik has acquired Capco Reference Data Services - a specialised business services provider for reference and market data - from capital markets consultancy Capco.
buyer: Netik, Plc
Netik provides financial data warehouse solutions to the securities industry. The company’s solutions include Netik InterView, a data warehouse and data hub for information-centric data management and reporting solutions, which provides access to portfolio/investment accounting data.
seller parent: Symphony Technology Group
seller: Capco
Capco is a leading global provider of integrated transformation services and solutions designed specifically for the financial services industry.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/18/2006 via PR Newswire

Hemscott Plc merged with Hemscott Plc,

synopsis: i-Deal LLC, a leading innovator in capital markets workflow solutions, and Hemscott Group Ltd, a premier international provider of financial data and investor relations services, have merged. The combined company has been named Ipreo LLC.
buyer parent:Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Hemscott Plc
Ipreo is a leading global provider of high quality data, expert insight, and productivity solutions to Investment Banking and Corporate clients. Ipreo is both a dynamic innovator and a trusted resource.
target: Hemscott Plc
Hemscott, Inc. builds and maintains databases of historical financial and stock price technical information on the United States, Canadian, and international publicly traded companies.
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closed 9/5/2006 via Company Press Release

The Barclay Group, acquired Alternative Asset Center

synopsis: The Barclay Group, a leading independent provider of alternative investment research data, announced today that it has purchased the Alternative Asset Center (AAC) database, creating the world’s largest database of hedge fund performance.
buyer: The Barclay Group
The Barclay Group, founded in 1985, currently tracks more than 6,000 hedge funds and managed futures programs. Barclay has created and regularly updates 18 proprietary hedge fund indexes and eight managed futures indexes.
target: Alternative Asset Center
Alternative Asset Center was established in 1999, and quickly constructed the largest proprietary fund of hedge fund database in the industry.
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closed 9/21/2006 via PR Newswire

China Finance Online Co., acquired Shenzhen Genius Information Technology Co., Ltd

synopsis: China Finance Online Co. Limited, a leading Chinese online financial information and listed company data provider, closed the acquisition of Shenzhen Genius Information Technology Co. Ltd, a financial information database provider mainly serving domestic securities and investment firms, on terms previously disclosed.
buyer: China Finance Online Co.(JRJC:$53.61)
China Finance Online Co. Limited specializes in providing online financial and listed company data and information in China. Through its website the company offers subscription-based service packages that integrate financial and listed company data and information from multiple sources.
target: Shenzhen Genius Information Technology Co., Ltd
Shenzhen Genius Information Technology Co., Ltd. is a financial information database provider mainly serving domestic securities and investment firms.
price ($mm)
$1.06
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/22/2012 via Market Wire

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, will acquire EDGAR Online Inc.

synopsis: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company and EDGAR Online jointly announced that they have signed a definitive agreement pursuant to which RR Donnelley will acquire EDGAR Online, a leading provider of disclosure management services, financial data and enterprise risk analytics software and solutions for both corporate and investment professionals.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company(RRD:$10,278.50)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance.
target: EDGAR Online Inc.(EDGR:$27.77)
EDGAR Online provides financial data, analytics and disclosure management solutions to help corporations and institutional investors facilitate compliance and management of regulatory disclosure filings.
price($mm)[EV]
$73 [$71]
rev ($mm)
$31
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/5/2007 via BusinessWire

OMX AB, acquired Findata AB

synopsis: OMX has acquired Findata AB from Bisnode. Findata is a leading supplier of information on Nordic companies and offers customized indexes.
buyer: OMX AB(:$477.10)
OMX is a leading expert in the exchange industry. Through the Nordic Exchange, OMX offers access to approximately 80 percent of the Nordic and Baltic securities market. The Nordic Exchange is a term used for marketing purposes and is not a legal entity.
target: Findata AB
Findata is the most full-coverage database for financial data in the Nordics. The database consists of wide-covering facts on Nordic corporations, such as company descriptions, financial history, corporate events and calendar information.
price ($mm)
$0.87
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
36.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/1/2008 via BNC Analysis

Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste GmbH, acquired Tijd Nederland B.V.

synopsis: vwd group, the biggest German full-service provider of information, communications and technology solutions for the securities business, is taking over Tijd Nederland B.V. (TBM) from the Belgian media group Mediafin for a purchase price of approx. EUR 7 million.
buyer parent:Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
buyer: Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste GmbH(VWDG.DE :$0.00)
Vwd's operations include the financial newswires and business newsletters along with a market-data terminal and services business. Vwd employs 220 staff and operates bureaus in six German cities and Brussels.
target parent: Media fin
target: Tijd Nederland B.V.
Tijd Nederland B.V. together with its subsidiaries, Trustmedia NL B.V. (Amsterdam) and Tijd Beursmedia NV (Brussels and Paris), is a well-known provider of data on the financial markets with a strong market position in the Benelux countries.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/20/2007 via Reuters

BC Partners, acquired Bureau van Dijk

synopsis: Private equity firm Candover Investments said on Friday it had sold its Bureau van Dijk corporate data business to funds advised by London-based private equity firm BC Partners.
buyer: BC Partners
BC Partners is a leading private equity firm that has played an active role in the development of the large buy-out market for 20 years. The firm operates as an integrated team through its offices in Europe and America.
target parent: Candover Partners Ltd
target: Bureau van Dijk
Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing is one of Europe's leading publishers of electronic business information. It specialises in adding value to data supplied by world-renowned organisations and creating easy-to-use, flexible, state-of-the-art information solutions.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/30/2005 via PR Newswire

Glacier Ventures International Corp., Jamison Newspapers, Inc., acquired Fundata Canada, Inc.

synopsis: Hollinger International Inc. announced that its subsidiary Hollinger Canadian Publishing Holdings Co. has completed the sale of its 50% interest in Fundata Canada Inc. to Glacier Ventures International Corp.
buyer: Jamison Newspapers, Inc.
buyer: Glacier Ventures International Corp.
Glacier Ventures is a leading information communications company focused on the provision of essential information and related services to business, professional and other markets through print, electronic and online media.
target: Fundata Canada, Inc.
As Canada's leading source for Investment Fund data and analysis since 1987, Fundata offers our clients the most accurate and comprehensive information on Canadian Investment Funds available in the market.
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closed 12/14/2005 via BusinessWire

ComStock, acquired IS.Teledata AG

synopsis: Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data and analytic tools to institutional investors, active traders and individual investors, announced the closing of the Company's acquisition of IS.Teledata AG and its subsidiaries.
buyer parent:Pearson plc
buyer: ComStock
ComStock is a leading provider of real-time global financial information to financial institutions, financial information re-distributors and online media portals worldwide. ComStock's suite of services ranges from a real-time datafeed, to fully customized and hosted market data solutions.
target: IS.Teledata AG
IS.Teledata is Europe's largest provider of customisable financial market information systems. Retail banks, private banks, investment banks, issuers, asset managers, online brokers and media portals optimise business processes and costs using tailored content and analysis of financial market data.
price($mm)[EV]
$52 [$48]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/6/2005 via Reuters

Reuters Group PLC, will acquire EcoWin AB

synopsis: Global information company Reuters today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire EcoWin, the Swedish company specialising in global macroeconomic data and analysis.
buyer: Reuters Group PLC
Reuters the global information company, provides indispensable information tailored for professionals in the financial services, media and corporate markets. Through reuters.com and other digital properties, Reuters now also supplies its trusted content direct to individuals.
target: EcoWin AB
EcoWin serves clients throughout the international financial & business community, providing financial & economic data together with powerful software applications. EcoWin has become one of the leading providers of systems & data for financial & macroeconomic time-series analysis & asset allocation.
price ($mm)
$40
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/22/2005 via PR Newswire

Institutional Shareholder Services, acquired Proxy Australia

synopsis: Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), the world's leading provider of proxy voting and corporate governance solutions, today announced that it has acquired Australia's leading specialist corporate governance research firm, Proxy Australia.
buyer parent:Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Institutional Shareholder Services
ISS is the world's leading provider of corporate governance and proxy voting solutions. ISS provides proxy research, voting services and corporate governance advisory services to financial institutions and corporations worldwide.
target: Proxy Australia
Proxy Australia delivers governance information and analysis on S&P/ASX 200 entities for institutional investors. The firm currently covers over 200 Australian and 20 New Zealand companies and offers a database of five years of governance data on S&P/ASX 200 companies.
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closed 5/17/2004 via Company Press Release

Alex eSolutions, Inc., acquired Sheshunoff Information Services

synopsis: Alex Information acquired the print publishing assets of Sheshunoff Information Services. For more than 30 years, Sheshunoff has been the number one name in "how-to" publications for financial services professionals. More recently, SIS has developed a complete offering of training courses and electronic work solutions for financial institutions.
buyer: Alex eSolutions, Inc.
AlexInformation is a leading provider of publications for financial institutions and their customers. Our mission is to help improve financial institution performance by providing the most comprehensive and current information and tools to help the financial professional make substantial strides to
target parent: Thomson Corporation
target: Sheshunoff Information Services
Sheshunoff Information Services, a Thomson Financial company, has been the leader in financial data and analysis, professional publications, risk management, and regulatory reporting tools for banks, S&Ls, credit unions, and bank holding companies since 1971. Banks, credit unions, corporations, acc
price ($mm)
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closed 12/13/2007 via Company Press Release

News Corporation, acquired Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

synopsis: News Corporation announced the completion of its acquisition of Dow Jones & Co., Inc. pursuant to the previously announced merger agreement.
buyer: News Corporation(NWSA:$8,747.00)
News Corporation is a diversified entertainment company with operations in eight industry segments: filmed entertainment; television; cable network programming; direct broadcast satellite television; magazines and inserts; newspapers; book publishing; and other.
target: Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Dow Jones & Company is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review.
price($mm)[EV]
$5,196 [$5,684]
rev ($mm)
$1,861
EBITDA ($mm)
$291
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
19.8x
closed 5/15/2007 via

Dow Jones & Company, Inc., acquired eFinancialNews Holdings Ltd

synopsis: Dow Jones & Company has entered into agreements to acquire eFinancialNews Holdings Ltd., a private U.K. company, for net cash consideration of £26.1 million, subject to a working capital adjustment.
buyer: Dow Jones & Company, Inc.(:$0.00)
Dow Jones & Company is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review.
target: eFinancialNews Holdings Ltd
eFinancialNews is a diversified media company serving the financial services industry, primarily in the City of London and the U.K. Its flagship operations include the weekly Financial News publication and eFinancialNews.com Web site, a subscription-based service.
price ($mm)
$67
rev ($mm)
$27
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/2/2013 via Company Press Release

Euromoney, purchased Quantitative Techniques from HSBC Holdings Plc.

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor confirmed the completion of its acquisition of HSBC's Quantitative Techniques (QT) operation. Quantitative Techniques was HSBC's purchase index calculation service and will be rebranded as Euromoney Indices.
buyer parent:Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Euromoney(EMYIF:$640.95)
Euromoney Institutional Investor is the international publishing, events and electronic information group, delivering business information to the finance, law, energy and transport sectors. Its online store offers a full range of magazines, journals, newsletters, text books, and more.
seller: HSBC Holdings Plc.
HSBC's Quantitative Techniques (QT) specializes in providing expertise and products direct to clients in the areas of Index Fund Advisory Services, HSBC Indices, Benchmarking and Custom Indices, Data Products, and Quantitative Analysis. QT’s database contains over 68,000 equities.
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target

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SS&C Technologies, Inc.
SS&C Technologies, Inc.
SS&C Technologies, Inc. provides mission-critical software and software-enabled services for the global financial services industry. SS&C provides investment management services for middle and back office outsourcing services and application software hosting to a range of industries.
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2013
rev ($mm)
$687.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$267.18
EBIT ($mm)
$168.01
Net Income ($mm)
$81.25
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Trade Technologies
Trade Technologies was founded in 1999 by export and trade finance professionals to provide innovative and pragmatic international receivables management professionals and tools for exporters. The company has eight offices worldwide.
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Trading Technologies International, Inc.
Trading Technologies International, Inc.
Trading Technologies develops high-performance trading software for derivatives professionals, including the world’s premier investment banks, proprietary traders, brokers, Futures Commission Merchants (FCMs), hedge funds and other trading institutions.
year
2008
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$50.00
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Ticker: INIX.PK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iFinix Corporation
iFinix Corporation
Ifinix is a leading global provider of financial and business information to professionals and active individual investors. Building on a 20-year legacy of delivering time-sensitive financial information, Ifinix provides streaming, real-time market data, news and analytics.
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2011
rev ($mm)
$0.54
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.26)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.27)
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All My Funds
All My Funds
AllMyFunds is a Queensland based technology company specialising in financial industry solutions. The company’s current suite of modules provides low-touch scalable superannuation advice, modelling, reporting and call centre solutions.
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Calypso Technology Inc
Calypso Technology Inc
Calypso is a global application software provider that delivers an integrated suite of trading applications to the capital markets industry. Over 90 top tier customers, including seven of the top ten global banks, use the Calypso Trading and Risk Management Platform.
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NetWorth Services, Inc.
NetWorth Services, Inc.
NetWorth Services is a SaaS financial and database software company. Headquartered in Phoenix, the company has offices in Philadelphia and New York. Its flagship product, Netbasis, is an award-winning application that quickly and accurately determines the adjusted cost basis for securities.
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Praemium
Praemium
Preaemium is a specialist in the provision of portfolio administration services. Using leading edge technology to deliver cost-effective investment administration services, Præmium provides services to some of Australia’s leading financial institutions.
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SunGard Data Systems Inc.
SunGard Data Systems Inc.
SunGard Data Systems is one of the world's leading software and technology services companies. SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector.
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2013
rev ($mm)
$4,650.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,211.00
EBIT ($mm)
$475.00
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ViewTrade Securities, Inc.
ViewTrade Securities, Inc., an online brokerage company, provides custodian services, execution, insured accounts, research, and access to mutual funds. It offers real-time, online, and financial market access, as well as financial products.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$0.18
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2
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Ticker: ITG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Investment Technology Group, Inc.
Investment Technology Group, Inc.
Investment Technology Group is an independent agency research broker that partners with asset managers globally to improve performance throughout the investment process. It delivers high quality institutional liquidity, execution services, analytical tools, and proprietary research insights.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$572.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$113.27
EBIT ($mm)
$51.67
Net Income ($mm)
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1118
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BarclayHedge
The Barclay Group, founded in 1985, currently tracks more than 6,000 hedge funds and managed futures programs. Barclay has created and regularly updates 18 proprietary hedge fund indexes and eight managed futures indexes.
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2009
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25
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Ticker: TRI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.
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2012
rev ($mm)
$13,278.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,516.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,768.00
Net Income ($mm)
$2,070.00
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60000
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Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is the global business and financial information and news leader. The company's strength is delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately.
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2013
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Ticker: MSCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MSCI Inc.
MSCI Inc.
MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investors globally, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds and pension funds. MSCI products and services include indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools.
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2013
rev ($mm)
$1,035.67
EBITDA ($mm)
$452.01
EBIT ($mm)
$371.51
Net Income ($mm)
$222.56
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Ticker: MORN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions.
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2013
rev ($mm)
$698.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$224.35
EBIT ($mm)
$178.65
Net Income ($mm)
$123.53
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3565
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Global Access Holdings, LLC.
Global Access Holdings is a financial media and analytics firm. Utilizing a proprietary set of Generators, GAH creates financial content solutions for institutional investment firms, investment banking firms, and media corporations.
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Investor Economics
Investor Economics
Investor Economics is a research firm that specializes in the fact-based measurement and analysis of Canada’s retail financial services and wealth management industry.
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FactSet Research Systems Inc.
FactSet Research Systems Inc.
FactSet Research Systems Inc. combines integrated financial information, analytical applications, and client service to enhance the workflow and productivity of the global investment community. The company conducts operations along with its affiliates from more than twenty-six locations worldwide.
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2012
rev ($mm)
$805.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$306.59
EBIT ($mm)
$272.99
Net Income ($mm)
$188.81
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6020
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Glass Lewis & Co.
Glass Lewis & Co.
Glass Lewis is the the leading, independent, governance analysis and proxy voting firm, serving institutional investors globally that collectively manage more than $15 trillion in assets.
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Ticker: MCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moody's Corporation
Moody's Corporation
Moody's Corporation is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets.
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2013
rev ($mm)
$2,947.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,297.20
EBIT ($mm)
$1,204.30
Net Income ($mm)
$757.90
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eGistics
eGistics
eGistics pioneered the use of on-demand image and data archive, management and delivery services in the financial services marketplace. Its Infinite Digital Architecture archives billions of images and supports mission-critical payments applications for leading financial services companies.
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Financial News Publishing Ltd.
VRL provides content about financial and professional services markets with titles: Retail Banker International, Private Banker International, International Accounting Bulletin,The Accountant, Life Insurance International, Electronics Payments International, Motor Finance and Leasing Life.
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Guidepoint Global, LLC.
Established in 2003 as Clinical Advisors, Guidepoint Global is a global consulting and research firm that delivers superior, customized expertise and research tools to professionals in finance, professional services and industry.
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Ticker: EDGR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EDGAR Online Inc.
EDGAR Online Inc.
EDGAR Online provides financial data, analytics and disclosure management solutions to help corporations and institutional investors facilitate compliance and management of regulatory disclosure filings.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$27.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.37)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.12)
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172
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Ticker: JRJC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Finance Online Co.
China Finance Online Co. Limited specializes in providing online financial and listed company data and information in China. Through its website the company offers subscription-based service packages that integrate financial and listed company data and information from multiple sources.
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2009
rev ($mm)
$53.61
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.82)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.81)
Net Income ($mm)
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1603
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