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closed 11/19/2010 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired iSuppli Corporation

synopsis: IHS Inc., a leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has completed the closing of its acquisition of iSuppli Corporation, the global leader in technology value chain research and advisory services.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS is a leading source of information and insight in pivotal areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. "
target: iSuppli Corporation
iSuppli Corporation is the global leader in technology value chain research and advisory services. Services afforded by iSuppli range from electronic component research to device-specific application market forecasts, and from teardown analysis to consumer electronics.
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closed 3/22/2012 via BNC Analysis

IHS, Inc., acquired IMS Research

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of information and analytics, announced that it has acquired IMS Research, a leading independent provider of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target: IMS Research
IMS Research is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry, offering syndicated market studies, custom research and consultancy services. Clients include most of the household names in the industry.
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closed 3/5/2012 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Displaybank

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of information and analysis, announced that it has acquired Displaybank, a global authority in market research and consulting for the display industry. The transaction represents the company’s first acquisition of an Asia Pacific-based company.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target: Displaybank
Displaybank is a global authority in market research and consulting for the electronic display industry. Headquartered in Seoul, Korea, Displaybank has solidified its position as the global leader in the display industry and solar market research.
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announced 7/17/2008 via PR Newswire

iSuppli Corporation, will acquire Telematics Research Group

synopsis: iSuppli Corp. is pleased to announce it is driving automotive market research to the next level by acquiring Telematics Research Group, Inc., the leader in vehicle-electronics business intelligence.
buyer: iSuppli Corporation
iSuppli Corporation, the global leader in electronics industry intelligence, provides market intelligence services for the entire electronics value chain. Services afforded by iSuppli range from electronic component research to device-specific application market forecasts. "
target: Telematics Research Group
Telematics Research Group, Inc. is a global provider of business intelligence services to the automotive and mobile electronics industries. TRG is able to collect, analyze, and forecast the global demand for a multitude of automotive and mobile electronics technologies.
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closed 5/5/2014 via PR Newswire

CompTIA, acquired TechAmerica

synopsis: CompTIA, the voice of the world's information, communications and technology industry, has acquired TechAmerica, a leader in public policy advocacy as well as business networking and intelligence.
buyer: CompTIA
CompTIA is the voice of the world's information, communications and technology industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. "
target: TechAmerica
TechAmerica is a leader in public policy advocacy as well as business networking and intelligence. Its membership is comprised of technology companies who create a variety of products and deliver a multitude of services in the private sector and to governments at the state and national level.
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closed 8/27/2008 via PR Newswire

Light Reading, Inc., acquired Pyramid Research

synopsis: TechWeb's Light Reading Communications Network, the leading integrated publishing, events and research company serving the global communications marketplace, has acquired Pyramid Research, a market research and advisory service company.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: Light Reading, Inc.
Light Reading Inc. is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. "
target: Pyramid Research
For twenty years, Pyramid Research has helped companies in the converging communications, media and technology industries stay ahead of market trends, understand competitive threats and capitalize on opportunities.
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closed 4/12/2007 via

Sedulo Group, acquired Sharp & Associates

synopsis: Sedulo Group, a New York-based competitive intelligence firm, will merge its practice with Sharp & Associates of Shanghai. Sharp & Associates, which already has a presence throughout China, Japan, Taiwan and S. Korea, will serve as the Sedulo Group, Asia Business Unit.
buyer: Sedulo Group
Sedulo's mission is to leverage our primary source intelligence collection capabilities to provide the most accurate and comprehensive competitive and market intelligence available today.Our goal is to provide our clients with the intelligence they need to out perform the market and the competition."
target: Sharp & Associates
Sharp & Associates specializes in competitive intelligence and market research in the technology and manufacturing sectors. The firm currently employees consultants with backgrounds that vary from engineering and marketing to research and analytics.
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closed 3/29/2017 via PR Newswire

China Oceanwide Holdings Group, IDG Capital Partners, acquired International Data Group

synopsis: China Oceanwide announced the close of the acquisition of International Data Group, Inc. ("IDG") on March 29. IDG is a world leader in market research and insights and was one of the first US IT companies to enter the Chinese market. IDG has created a host of leading technology and media brands and runs a successful venture investment business.
buyer: IDG Capital Partners
buyer: China Oceanwide Holdings Group (SEHK:715:$19.74)
China Oceanwide is an international conglomerate. It's businesses include financial services, real estate assets, media, technology and strategic investment. IDG Capital was one of the first foreign venture capital firms to enter the Chinese market and focus exclusively on Chinese companies. "
target: International Data Group
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide.
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closed 1/4/2021 via BusinessWire

TechTarget, Inc., acquired Enterprise Strategy Group

synopsis: TechTarget, Inc., the global leader in B2B technology purchase intent data and services for marketing and sales, announced the acquisition of The Enterprise Strategy Group, Inc. (ESG), a leading provider of decision-support content based on user research and market analysis for global enterprise technology companies.
buyer: TechTarget, Inc. (TTGT:$138.35)
TechTarget is the global leader in purchase marketing and sales services that deliver business impact for enterprise technology companies. By creating high-quality editorial content across more than 140 highly targeted technology-specific websites, they attract communities of technology buyers. "
target: Enterprise Strategy Group
Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) is an integrated, full-service IT analyst and business strategy firm, world-renowned for forward-looking market intelligence, analysis, and consulting services that deliver proven, measurable results.
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announced 10/19/2016 via PR Newswire

James Brehm & Associates will be merged with 151 Advisors,

synopsis: 151 Advisors, a global strategic consulting firm specializing in mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Cities, security and cloud-based technologies, and James Brehm & Associates, a leading IoT market intelligence and consulting firm have entered into a definitive agreement to merge and create the premier IoT consulting firm.
buyer: 151 Advisors
Founded in 2007, 151 Advisors is a strategic consulting firm with a global reputation for helping international technology companies build and execute go-to-market strategies that drive expansion, revenue growth and shareholder value. "
target: James Brehm & Associates
Founded in 2014, James Brehm & Associates is a consulting and market intelligence firm providing project based and retained strategic advisory services to technology companies worldwide. They empower companies to unlock unforeseen business potential in a hyper-connected world.
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closed 1/3/2013 via PR Newswire

The 451 Group, acquired The Yankee Group

synopsis: The 451 Group, the corporate parent of 451 Research and Uptime Institute, announced the acquisition of Yankee Group, the preeminent research, data and advisory firm equipping enterprises to profit in a mobile world, from Alta Communications, a Boston-based private equity firm.
buyer: The 451 Group
The 451 Group owns and operates 451 Research, a leading technology-industry syndicated research and data firm focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. It also owns Uptime Institute, an independent provider of thought leadership, certification, education and professional services. "
target parent: Alta Equity Partners
target: The Yankee Group
Yankee Group is the preeminent research and advisory firm equipping companies to profit in a mobile world. The core of its content is proprietary research and analytics on the attitudes, behaviors, and usage patterns of mobile users.
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closed 4/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Fisher International, Inc., Forest2Market, acquired Tecnon OrbiChem

synopsis: Forest2Market and Fisher International, two firms offering data, analytics and business intelligence solutions to the forest products and pulp and paper industries, have acquired Tecnon OrbiChem, a UK firm offering data and analytics to the petrochemical industry and focusing primarily on chemical intermediates, synthetic fibers and resins.
buyer: Forest2Market
buyer: Fisher International, Inc.
Forest2Market provides pricing data, supply chain expertise, and strategic consulting services to participants in the global wood and fiber supply chain. Forest2Market's databases contain more than 400 million rows of transaction data, available via their business intelligence platform SilvaStat360."
target: Tecnon OrbiChem
Based in the UK, Tecnon OrbiChem is one of the world's foremost marketing consultancies to the bulk chemicals, petrochemicals and plastics industries, specializing in chemical intermediates, synthetic fibers and resins.
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closed 11/8/2017 via Company Press Release

ADI Analytics LLC, acquired Chemical Market Resources, Inc.

synopsis: ADI Analytics LLC, a management consulting and market research firm specializing in oil and gas, energy, and chemicals, has acquired certain assets of Chemical Market Resources, Inc., a Houston-based company that provides information, market intelligence, and strategic analyses to the chemical, petrochemical, polymers, and plastics industries.
buyer: ADI Analytics LLC
ADI Analytics is a consulting and advisory firm specializing in oil and gas, coal and power, energy, and chemicals. In the past eight years, we have completed over 200 projects for nearly 80 clients including ExxonMobil, BP, Shell, Chevron, and more. "
target parent: TZ Minerals International Pty Ltd.
target: Chemical Market Resources, Inc.
Chemical Market Resources, Inc. (CMR) is a Houston-based company that provides information, market intelligence, and strategic analyses to the chemical, petrochemical, polymers, and plastics industries.
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closed 9/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

TZ Minerals International Pty Ltd., acquired Chemical Market Resources, Inc.

synopsis: Chemical Market Resources Inc. has been acquired by TZ Minerals International Pty. Ltd. for an undisclosed price. Chemical Market Resources offers business research and strategic planning for a global clientele base concentrated in the chemical, petrochemical, plastics, and allied industries. The company also hosts an annual conference.
buyer: TZ Minerals International Pty Ltd.
TZMI is an independent consulting company, operating since 1994, that works with a wide range of global clients to provide insight and expert advice on opaque mineral, metal and chemical sectors. "
target: Chemical Market Resources, Inc.
Chemical Market Resources, Inc. was established in 1990 to undertake business research and strategic planning for a global clientele base concentrated in the chemical, petrochemical, plastics, and allied industries.
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closed 5/12/2011 via BusinessWire

Forrester Research Inc., acquired Springboard Research

synopsis: Forrester Research, Inc., an independent research company that provides pragmatic and forward-thinking advice to global leaders in business and technology, has acquired Springboard Research. Springboard is a provider of research and advisory services focused on Asia Pacific and emerging markets.
buyer: Forrester Research Inc. (FORR:$349.37)
Forrester Research is an independent research company that provides pragmatic and forward-thinking advice to global leaders in business and technology. It works with professionals in 19 key roles at major companies providing proprietary research, customer insight, consulting, events, and more. "
target parent: Knowledge Platform
target: Springboard Research
Springboard Research is a next-generation IT market research and advisory firm. Springboard leverages its pioneering research model to deliver greater agility and flexibility in IT market research and helps its clients lead, rather than follow, market trends.
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closed 12/30/2009 via BusinessWire

Gartner, Inc., acquired Burton Group

synopsis: Gartner, Inc., the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, announced that it acquired Burton Group, Inc., a leading research and advisory services firm that focuses on providing practical, technically in-depth advice to front-line IT professionals.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. Gartner is the indispensable partner to 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations. "
target: Burton Group
Burton Group provides in-depth, IT research and advisory services to executives and technologists. Burton Group provides clients company-wide access to its world-renowned analysts and a suite of powerful, intuitive research and decision support tools unmatched in the industry.
price ($mm)
$50
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closed 2/8/2012 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired FERTECON Limited

synopsis: Informa Plc (Informa Group Plc), a provider of information and services for the academic and scientific, professional and business communities, has acquired FERTECON Limited, a provider of market information and analysis on fertilizers and fertilizer raw materials. Both the companies are based in the UK.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa plc provides knowledge, up-to-the minute information, and specialist skills and services to academics, businesses, and individuals worldwide. It offers online and print publications, including books and journals primarily for academic users. "
target: FERTECON Limited
FERTECON Limited is a provider of market information and analysis on fertilizers and fertilizer raw materials. Its services include: Confidential Consultancy Services; Regular Market Analysis; Multi-Client Economic, Technical and Industry Studies; Current Information; and Data Services.
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closed 6/25/2008 via BusinessWire

Analysys Mason, acquired OSS Observer LLC

synopsis: Analysys Mason, the premier adviser to the telecom, ICT, and digital media industry, has acquired OSS Observer LLC, a US-based telecom software market research firm delivering global telecom software market analysis to vendors, operators, integrators, and the financial community.
buyer: Analysys Mason
Analysys Mason delivers strategy advice, operations support, and market intelligence to leading commercial and public-sector organizations in telecom, IT, and media. "
target: OSS Observer LLC
OSS Observer is a market research firm covering the global telecom software market, which provides clear reasoning and practical recommendations to help clients make informed business decisions.
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closed 3/24/2010 via Company Press Release

Ingenix, Inc., acquired QualityMetric, Inc.

synopsis: Ingenix, a leading health information and technology company, announced that it has expanded its health outcomes measurement capabilities with the acquisition of QualityMetric Incorporated. QualityMetric is a leader in helping health care companies assess health outcomes as reported by patients themselves, known as patient-reported outcomes.
buyer parent: UnitedHealth Group
buyer: Ingenix, Inc.
Ingenix, a UnitedHealth Group company, is a leading provider of health information, technologies, consulting and services. Organizations, institutions, businesses and government agencies that comprise the health care system depend on Ingenix solutions and insights to improve their performance. "
target parent: Psilos Group
target: QualityMetric, Inc.
QualityMetric Incorporated offers generic and disease-specific health outcome surveys used to measure health status for health plans, disease management and pharmaceutical companies, health care providers, and government agencies.
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closed 8/5/2013 via PR Web

SNL Kagan, LLC, acquired Multimedia Research Group, Inc.

synopsis: SNL Kagan announced that it has acquired Multimedia Research Group, Inc. (MRG), a leading media and technology research firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona. MRG offers analytics and industry intelligence on the video and media ecosystem in markets around the globe. MRG’s major focus areas are pay-TV, OTT video, and multiscreen.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: SNL Kagan, LLC
SNL Kagan, a division of SNL Financial LC, is a comprehensive resource for financial intelligence in the media and communications sector, including the broadcasting, cable, entertainment, motion picture, telecom, wireless, satellite, publishing and new media industries. "
target: Multimedia Research Group, Inc.
Multimedia Research Group, Inc. (MRG, Inc.) provides market analytics and industry intelligence of new technologies for the video and media ecosystems, and it provides strategic guidance for its clients.
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closed 11/19/2010 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired iSuppli Corporation

synopsis: IHS Inc., a leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has completed the closing of its acquisition of iSuppli Corporation, the global leader in technology value chain research and advisory services.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS is a leading source of information and insight in pivotal areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. "
target: iSuppli Corporation
iSuppli Corporation is the global leader in technology value chain research and advisory services. Services afforded by iSuppli range from electronic component research to device-specific application market forecasts, and from teardown analysis to consumer electronics.
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closed 12/3/2010 via Market Wire

iSuppli Corporation, acquired Screen Digest

synopsis: iSuppli Corporation, the global leader in technology value chain research and advisory services, has acquired UK-based Screen Digest, a provider of market research covering film, television, broadband media, mobile media, cinema, home entertainment, TV technology and video games.
buyer: iSuppli Corporation
iSuppli Corporation, the global leader in electronics industry intelligence, provides market intelligence services for the entire electronics value chain. Services afforded by iSuppli range from electronic component research to device-specific application market forecasts. "
target: Screen Digest
Screen Digest is regarded as the world's leading media-focused research, publishing and consulting company. The company employs 50 analysts, working across the entire traditional and emerging media content and distribution technology value chain, for music, movies, TV, games and digital media.
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announced 7/17/2008 via PR Newswire

iSuppli Corporation, will acquire Telematics Research Group

synopsis: iSuppli Corp. is pleased to announce it is driving automotive market research to the next level by acquiring Telematics Research Group, Inc., the leader in vehicle-electronics business intelligence.
buyer: iSuppli Corporation
iSuppli Corporation, the global leader in electronics industry intelligence, provides market intelligence services for the entire electronics value chain. Services afforded by iSuppli range from electronic component research to device-specific application market forecasts. "
target: Telematics Research Group
Telematics Research Group, Inc. is a global provider of business intelligence services to the automotive and mobile electronics industries. TRG is able to collect, analyze, and forecast the global demand for a multitude of automotive and mobile electronics technologies.
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closed 11/13/2006 via PR Newswire

Data Garage Inc. merged with iSuppli Corporation,

synopsis: Market-intelligence firms iSuppli Corp. of the United States and Data Garage Inc. of Japan are pleased to announce they have combined forces to create the leading analysis firm covering the electronics industry in Japan and around the world.
buyer: iSuppli Corporation
iSuppli Corporation, the global leader in electronics industry intelligence, provides market intelligence services for the entire electronics value chain. Services afforded by iSuppli range from electronic component research to device-specific application market forecasts. "
target: Data Garage Inc.
Data Garage, is best known for its closely-watched DG Ratio, a monthly indicator of semiconductor industry conditions in Japan. The DG Ratio quantitatively analyzes sales trends in the Japanese electronic components market in order to predict future industry developments.
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closed 1/13/2021 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired CappiTech

synopsis: IHS Markit has acquired Cappitech, a privately held Israeli company that provides robust regulatory reporting, best execution analysis and business intelligence solutions, allowing customers to efficiently comply with transaction reporting regulations across multiple jurisdictions in one place.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,287.80)
UK-based IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target: CappiTech
Cappitech, a privately held Israeli company, provides robust regulatory reporting, best execution analysis and business intelligence solutions, allowing customers to efficiently comply with transaction reporting regulations across multiple jurisdictions in one place.
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closed 5/4/2020 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired Catena Technologies

synopsis: IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, announced the acquisition of Catena Technologies, a global regulatory trade reporting firm based in Singapore. Catena was founded in 2002 as a fintech consultancy and transformed to become a SaaS provider of trade reporting solutions in 2014.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,287.80)
UK-based IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target: Catena Technologies
Catena was founded in 2002 as a fintech consultancy and transformed to become a SaaS provider of trade reporting solutions in 2014. Its award-winning TRACE Reporting platform automates and manages trade reporting, providing cross-asset coverage, valuation and collateral reporting and reconciliation.
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closed 10/18/2019 via BusinessWire

ACCESS Corporation, purchased Data Logic Services from IHS Markit Ltd.

synopsis: IHS Markit has completed the sale of Data Logic Services to Access. Data Logic Services provides storage and records management for firms in the energy industry. Its expertise includes data management, database integration, document archiving, cataloging, scanning and imaging.
buyer parent: Berkshire Partners LLC
buyer: ACCESS Corporation
Access is the nation’s largest privately-held records and information management (RIM) company. Their mission is to lead the RIM industry by providing their clients the very best service. Access provides document management solutions to 40 markets throughout the United States and Latin America. "
seller: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,287.80)
Based in Houston, Data Logic Services provides storage and records management for firms in the energy industry. Its expertise includes data management, database integration, document archiving, cataloging, scanning and imaging.
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closed 10/10/2019 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired Novation Analytics

synopsis: UK-based IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics, and solutions, has acquired Novation Analytics, a specialist provider of software solutions, data analysis, and advisory services to the automotive industry. Novation Analytics focuses on the modeling of vehicle energy efficiency and CO2 emissions compliance.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,287.80)
UK-based IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target: Novation Analytics
Novation Analytics provides software solutions, data analysis and advisory services, focusing on vehicle energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions. Novation's ENERGY software provides full-vehicle simulation and competitive and regulatory analysis for product planners, engineers and regulators.
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announced 9/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Montagu Private Equity, will acquire IHS Jane's

synopsis: Montagu Private Equity, a company that arranges and invests in buyouts of businesses, will be acquiring IHS Jane's, a respected, trusted partner of the world’s top governments and national security agencies, as well as the largest aerospace and defence businesses.
buyer: Montagu Private Equity
Montagu Private Equity focus exclusively on management buyouts where we can back strong incumbent CEOs who want to acquire the business they run, usually from a corporate owner or a founder. They invest in hundreds of companies across many different industry sectors. "
target parent: IHS Markit Ltd.
target: IHS Jane's
IHS Jane’s is a respected, trusted partner of the world’s top governments and national security agencies, as well as the largest aerospace and defence businesses. The Company has built its reputation through 120 years of service, delivering critical intelligence to its customers across the world.
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announced 5/29/2019 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., will acquire Agribusiness Intelligence

synopsis: IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, will acquire Agribusiness Intelligence group from Informa, a UK-based events, intelligence and research group. Agribusiness Intelligence is a UK-based provider of intelligence to agribusiness organisations. They offer the latest insights, analysis and data and forecasts.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,287.80)
UK-based IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: Agribusiness Intelligence
Agribusiness Intelligence is a UK-based provider of actionable intelligence to agribusiness organisations. Agribusiness Intelligence offers the latest insights, analysis and data and forecasts. They specialise in agri commodities and food, crop protection, fertilizers, and policy and regulation.
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Informa plc, will purchase TMT Business from IHS Markit Ltd.

synopsis: Informa, a UK-based international events, intelligence and scholarly research group, will acquire the IHS Markit Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) intelligence business from IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. IHS Markit TMT provides deep market insights across a wide range of technology markets.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
UK-based Informa is a leading international Exhibitions, Events, Information Services and Scholarly Publishing Group. Informa helps commercial, professional and academic communities make better decisions faster, through specialist content and intelligence, and opportunities to connect and learn. "
seller: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS Markit Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) provides market insights across a wide range of technology markets, from materials and components, to devices and equipment, to end markets and consumers. IHS Markit TMT belongs to IHS Markit, a leader in critical information, analytics and solutions.
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closed 5/21/2018 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired Ipreo Holdings LLC

synopsis: Ipreo, a leading financial services solutions and data provider, was acquired by IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. IHS Markit is acquiring the business from private equity funds managed by Blackstone and by the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: Ipreo Holdings LLC
Ipreo is a leading global provider of financial services technology, data and analytical services, supporting all participants in the capital-raising process, including sell-side professionals, finance officers at private and public companies, institutional investors, and asset managers.
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closed 4/16/2018 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired DeriveXperts

synopsis: IHS Markit, a world leader in information, analytics and solutions, announced it acquired DeriveXperts, a provider of valuation services for OTC derivatives and other complex financial securities. DeriveXperts specializes in daily and monthly computations of hard-to-value assets.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target: DeriveXperts
DeriveXperts is a provider of valuation services for OTC derivatives and other complex financial securities. They specialize in daily and monthly computations of hard-to-value assets, such as equity derivatives, FX derivatives, interest rate derivatives and structured notes.
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IHS Markit Ltd., acquired automotiveMastermind, Inc

synopsis: IHS Markit, a world leader in information, analytics and solutions, has acquired a 78% majority stake in automotiveMastermind Inc., a provider of predictive analytics and marketing automation software for the automotive industry. automotiveMastermind’s cloud-based platform helps dealers precisely predict automobile-buying behavior.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS Markit is a leader in critical information, analytics and expertise for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. They deliver next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency. "
target: automotiveMastermind, Inc
automotiveMastermind is the leading provider of predictive analytics and marketing automation technology for the automotive industry. The company’s cloud-based platform helps dealers precisely predict automobile-buying behavior and automates the creation of micro-targeted consumer communications.
price ($mm)
$392*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/1/2016 via PR Newswire

Genstar Capital LLC, purchased OERM from IHS, Inc.

synopsis: Genstar Capital, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused on investments in targeted segments of the software, industrial technology, financial services and healthcare industries, announced the acquisition of the Operational Excellence & Risk Management business ("OERM") of business information provider IHS Inc.
buyer: Genstar Capital LLC
Genstar Capital is a leading private equity firm that has been actively investing in high quality companies. Genstar works in partnership with its management teams and its network of operating executives and strategic advisors to transform its portfolio companies into industry-leading businesses. "
seller: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
Operational Excellence & Risk Management business ("OERM") provides a robust portfolio of software driven solutions that enable companies to manage and optimize their environmental, health, safety, and sustainability processes.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/29/2016 via PR Newswire

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., acquired GlobalSpec, Inc.

synopsis: IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announced the acquisition of GlobalSpec, a leading source of news, data and analytics for the global engineering and technical community including the widely known brand name Engineering360.
buyer: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly-cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE inspires a glboal community. "
target parent: IHS, Inc.
target: GlobalSpec, Inc.
GlobalSpec is a leading source of news, data and analytics for the global engineering and technical community including the widely known brand name Engineering360. It specializes in vertical search and information services serving the engineering, manufacturing, and technical market segments.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/12/2016 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., merged with Markit Group Ltd.

synopsis: IHS Inc. and Markit Ltd. announced the completion of their previously announced merger to form IHS Markit, a new leader in critical information, analytics and solutions that drive economies and markets worldwide.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: Markit Group Ltd. (MRKT:$1,129.70)
Markit is a leading global provider of financial information services. They provide products that enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. Their customers include banks, hedge funds, asset managers, central banks, regulators, auditors and insurance companies.
price ($mm)[EV]
$8,036 [$10,974]
rev ($mm)
$2,219
EBITDA ($mm)
$581
EV / rev
4.9x
EV / EBITDA
18.9x
closed 2/10/2016 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Oil Price Information Service

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and insight, has completed its acquisition of Oil Price Information Service (OPIS), an internationally referenced pricing reporting agency that serves the oil, natural gas and biofuels industries.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target parent: UCG
target: Oil Price Information Service
Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) is the world's most comprehensive source for petroleum pricing and news information with offices in the U.S., Europe and Singapore and is the most widely accepted U.S. fuel price benchmark for supply contracts and competitive positioning.
price ($mm)
$650
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/28/2015 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Carproof

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has acquired CarProof Corporation, a Canada-based company that offers products and services in vehicle history, appraisal and valuation for the automotive. CarProof is the industry standard in Canada for providing automotive vehicle history reports.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: Carproof
CarProof is the industry standard in Canada for providing automotive vehicle history reports to dealers, auto auctions, original equipment manufacturers, lenders, insurers, governments, law enforcement agencies and consumers.
price ($mm)
$468
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/20/2015 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired RootMetrics

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has acquired RootMetrics, a U.S.-based independent mobile networks analytics firm that offers insights into the mobile user experience.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: RootMetrics
RootMetrics is an independent mobile network research firm that specializes in providing unbiased mobile network performance information and mapping.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 3/26/2015 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., acquired Dataium LLC

synopsis: IHS Inc., a leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has acquired Dataium, a company that provides essential business intelligence and analysis to the automotive industry. Dataium can predict future sales, prove advertising effectiveness, measure website performance and perform additional comparative analysis.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: Dataium LLC
Dataium is the world’s largest compiler of online automotive shopping behavior. Every month Dataium observes over 20 million automotive shoppers across over 10,000 automotive websites and then aggregates, indexes and summarizes this data into intelligent insights.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/12/2014 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., will acquire JOC Group

synopsis: IHS Inc. a leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire JOC Group Inc., the authoritative provider of business intelligence, data and events for trade, transportation and logistics professionals worldwide.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target parent: Electra Partners LLP
target: JOC Group
JOC Group Inc. is the authoritative provider of business intelligence, data and events covering the global container shipping and logistics market. JOC Group Inc. provides access, intelligence, insight and support through their two online, print and events products, PIERS and JOC.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 8/6/2014 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., acquired Global Trade Information Services Incorporated

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced the acquisition of Global Trade Information Services, the preeminent provider of international merchandise trade data. Corporations, governments, and associations use their trade data systems to develop an enhanced understanding of global trade information.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: Global Trade Information Services Incorporated
Global Trade Information Services, Inc. (GTI) is recognized as the leading supplier of international merchandise trade data. Corporations, governments, and associations in more than 50 countries use their trade data systems to develop an enhanced understanding of global trade information.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/24/2013 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Intellichem, Inc.

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and analytics, announced it has acquired Intellichem, a strategic company that will strengthen IHS Chemical business in Latin America. Intellichem publishes a bi-weekly report (QuiMax) on the olefin and plastics markets in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Venezuela.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: Intellichem, Inc.
Intellichem, based in Houston, Texas, provides accurate and updated market intelligence for the petrochemical business and related industries in Latin America. The consultancy assists companies in their quest to understand key participants and to identify market opportunities.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/17/2021 via PR Newswire

Ad Practitioners, acquired Knoq

synopsis: Ad Practitioners, whose proprietary digital media platform syndicates highly relevant content, tools, and news across its portfolio of brands and partner sites, announced its acquisition of Knoq, a data technology company that matches consumers with real people to get guidance and feedback on products and services.
buyer: Ad Practitioners
Headquartered in Dorado, Puerto Rico, Ad Practitioners matches world-class brands with engaged audiences across over 150 categories, from personal finance, health, home, and lifestyle to insurance, software and beyond. The Company owns a portfolio of digital brands, including ConsumersAdvocate.org. "
target: Knoq
Based in Puerto Rico, Knoq (formerly Polis, Inc.) is a data technology company that recruits, trains and guides neighborhood representatives to go out into their own neighborhoods and talk to people about products and services that can make their lives better.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/1/2021 via BusinessWire

Lightbox RE, acquired BuildingFootprintUSA

synopsis: LightBox, a leading provider of commercial real estate data and workflow solutions, announced the acquisition of BuildingFootprintUSA™, the premier provider of building and structure boundaries for location analytics. With this acquisition, LightBox will immediately make building footprints available to its customers.
buyer parent: Battery Ventures
buyer: Lightbox RE
LightBox is a provider of Commercial Real Estate (CRE) data and workflow solutions for marketing, prospecting, due diligence, risk management, and location intelligence that enable decision making for CRE brokers, banks and lenders, appraisal firms, environmental consulting and engineering firms. "
target: BuildingFootprintUSA
BuildingFootprintUSA™ is the premier provider of building and structure boundaries for location analytics. They deliver high accuracy location data for locating, analyzing and visualizing critical business information.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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announced 12/21/2020 via BusinessWire

Eldridge Industries, will acquire Knoema Corporation

synopsis: Knoema, the premier data platform which makes the world’s data discoverable and usable, announced an agreement to be acquired by Eldridge, a holding company with a unique network of businesses across finance, technology, real estate, and entertainment.
buyer: Eldridge Industries
Eldridge grows diversified businesses with a focus on Insurance, Credit, Technology, Real Estate, Sports and Media, and Consumer. The firm seeks to build and grow businesses led by proven management teams that have demonstrated leadership and experience to scale an enterprise. "
target: Knoema Corporation
Knoema is the most comprehensive source of global decision-making data in the world. Their data technology solutions compress the complex data discovery to insight workflow from countless hours to minutes, saving clients time, energy and budget.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 12/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Steele Compliance Solutions, Inc., acquired info4c AG

synopsis: Steele Compliance Solutions, Inc., the global leader in ethics and compliance management, has acquired info4c. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, info4c delivers the most trusted and robust Politically Exposed Person, State Owned Entity, Sanction Lists, and Watchlists & Blacklists databases available.
buyer parent: Bregal Investments
buyer: Steele Compliance Solutions, Inc.
Steele is the global leader in Ethics & Compliance Management. Steele partners with the world’s largest, most respected companies to deliver compliance products and services that help organizations embrace a culture of compliance while protecting their brand. "
target: info4c AG
info4c is a global provider of high-quality compliance information. info4c solutions are customized and selected to comply with the relevant legislation and serve most efficiently the specific purpose: Know Your Customer, Anti Money Laundering, prevention terrorism financing, fraud, and corruption.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/2/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Environmental Risk Information Services (ERIS), acquired GeoSearch LLC

synopsis: GVIC Communications Corp. has purchased the business assets of GeoSearch LLC, a provider of environmental risk information based in Austin, Texas. The asset purchase was completed through ERIS Information Inc. and ERIS Information Limited Partnership (together “ERIS”), 55% owned subsidiaries of GVIC.
buyer parent: GVIC Communications Corp.
buyer: Environmental Risk Information Services (ERIS)
ERIS has been providing critical environmental risk and historical information for residential, commercial and industrial properties since 1999. ERIS now serves the USA, Canada, and Mexico and has global alliances in the UK, Germany, Austria, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. "
target: GeoSearch LLC
GeoSearch is a leading provider of environmental risk information in the United States and supports its customers by supplying fast, accurate, innovative tools and reports to assess and manage environmental risk.
price ($mm)
$6.27
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

Eurazeo, acquired Questel

synopsis: Eurazeo, a leading global investment company, has acquired Questel, a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases.
buyer: Eurazeo (ENXTPA:RF:$5,100.86)
Eurazeo is a leading global investment company, with a diversified portfolio of €18.5 billion in assets under management, including €12.9 billion from third parties, invested in over 430 companies. "
target: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 10/15/2020 via BusinessWire

Zoom Information, acquired Clickagy

synopsis: ZoomInfo, a global leader in go-to-market (GTM) intelligence solutions, announced that it has acquired Clickagy, a leading provider of artificial intelligence-powered buyer intent data.
buyer parent: DiscoverOrg, LLC
buyer: Zoom Information (:$383.30)
Zoom Information, Inc. (ZoomInfo) is the world’s most comprehensive B2B data provider. ZoomInfo's Growth Acceleration Platform combines the most comprehensive B2B database with integrated tools to help companies optimize marketing effectiveness, jump-start growth, and maximize profitability. "
target: Clickagy
Clickagy is a leading provider of artificial intelligence-powered buyer intent data. Leveraging advanced natural language processing and artificial intelligence, the company brings new audience customization and visibility to sellers and marketers.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 8/26/2020 via Company Press Release

MotoPress, acquired Gutenix

synopsis: MotoPress, a developer of WordPress plugins and themes, has acquired Ukraine-based Gutenix, a high-quality multipurpose WordPress theme that was designed as a Gutenberg-first solution. The acquisition of Gutenix affirms MotoPress's dedication to invest and contribute to Gutenberg as the WordPress stronghold.
buyer: MotoPress
MotoPress creates innovative and healthy digital solutions for small and midsize businesses. The company's multipurpose WordPress plugins and themes, which include Content Editor, WordPress Hotel Booking, and Vacation Rental, deliver the best quality and services to end-users and developers. "
target: Gutenix
Ukraine-based Gutenix is a high-quality multipurpose WordPress theme that was designed as a Gutenberg-first solution. The theme ships with the dedicated starter template libraries for popular WordPress page builders, giving users the flexibility to choose a design and a customization toolset.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cheil Worldwide, Inc., acquired ColourData

synopsis: Cheil Worldwide, a global marketing and communications company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, has acquired ColourData, China’s leading big data analytics service provider. ColourData uses proprietary technology to analyze data from more than 5,000 social media, news and e-commerce websites to help businesses improve their brand.
buyer: Cheil Worldwide, Inc. (KOSE:A030000:$2,750.37)
Cheil Worldwide is a global marketing and communications company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Cheil creates ideas that move brands, products and people from its 50+ offices in 35 countries. The company offers strategic, creative, media, digital and experiential solutions. "
target: ColourData
ColourData is China’s leading big data analytics service provider. ColourData uses proprietary technology to analyze data from more than 5,000 social media, news and e-commerce websites in China. Their services help businesses to improve their brand and better understand their target audience.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

AdWanted, acquired Standard Rate and Data Service

synopsis: Adwanted Group, a France-based media buying platform, has acquired Standard Rate and Data Service (SRDS) from Kantar Media, the world’s leading data, insights and consultancy company. SRDS is a powerful platform for planning and buying media. Agencies and brands use SRDS as an all-in-one resource to find and compare digital and traditional media.
buyer: AdWanted
Adwanted is a France-based media buying platform. Adwanted brings offline ad buying online by making the method of buying print ads in newspapers and magazines as automated, quick, and simple as buying programmatic ads for digital media platforms. "
target parent: Bain Capital
target: Standard Rate and Data Service
Standard Rate and Data Service (SRDS) is a powerful, easy-to-use platform for evaluating, planning, and buying media. Agencies and brands use SRDS as an affordable, all-in-one resource to find and compare digital and traditional media across business, consumer and geographic audiences.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/13/2020 via Company Press Release

Moody's Corporation, acquired Regulatory DataCorp, Inc.

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of Regulatory DataCorp (RDC), a leading provider of anti-money laundering (AML) and know-your-customer (KYC) data and due diligence services.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$5,371.00)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: Regulatory DataCorp, Inc.
RDC (Regulatory DataCorp) delivers powerful, decision-ready intelligence and world-class risk and compliance protection, allowing global organizations to identify suspect entities, strengthen fraud protection, ensure regulatory compliance, and protect their brand equity.
price ($mm)
$700
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/1/2019 via BusinessWire

DTN, acquired Weatherzone

synopsis: DTN, an independent source of insights, analysis, and decision-support solutions, has acquired Weatherzone, from Nine Entertainment. Headquartered in Australia, Weatherzone is a leading provider of weather information to consumers and businesses across major industry sectors.
buyer parent: TBG AG
buyer: DTN
DTN is an independent source of accurate, objective, real-time, and actionable insights to increase confidence and support business decisions for customers working in agriculture, energy, and transportation. DTN also publishes Progressive Farmer magazine, the premier publication in agriculture. "
target parent: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
target: Weatherzone
Weatherzone is Australia’s largest private weather service. The company gives businesses advanced tools and the most accurate weather forecasts in order to operate safely, efficiently, and more profitably. Weatherzone's solutions are innovative, tailored, flexible and responsive.
price ($mm)
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announced 7/26/2019 via BusinessWire

HGGC, LLC, will acquire Monotype Imaging

synopsis: Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement under which it will be acquired by HGGC, a leading middle-market private equity firm. Monotype empowers creative minds to build and express authentic brands through design, technology, and expertise.
buyer: HGGC, LLC
HGGC is a leading middle-market private equity firm with $4.3 billion in cumulative capital commitments. HGGC is distinguished by its Advantaged Investing approach that enables firms to source and acquire scalable businesses through partnerships with management teams, founders, and sponsors. "
target: Monotype Imaging (TYPE:$243.96)
Monotype empowers creative minds to build and express authentic brands through design, technology and expertise. Monotype's libraries feature iconic typefaces including the Helvetica, Frutiger, and Univers families as well as contemporary releases from the Monotype Studio.
price ($mm)[EV]
$824 [$857]
rev ($mm)
$244
EBITDA ($mm)
$55
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
15.7x
announced 4/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Francisco Partners Management LLC, will acquire PayScale

synopsis: Francisco Partners, a leading global private equity firm specializing in technology and technology-enabled services businesses, will be acquiring PayScale, a company that offers modern compensation software and the most precise, real-time, data-driven insights for employees and employers alike.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm specializing in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. FP has invested in and acquired over 200 technology companies, making it one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: PayScale
PayScale offers modern compensation software and the most precise, real-time, data-driven insights for employees and employers alike. More than 7,000 customers, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, use PayScale to power pay decisions for more than 18 million employees.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Beauhurst, acquired Spinouts UK

synopsis: Beauhurst, a searchable database of the UK's fastest growing companies has acquired Spinouts UK, the project and dataset run and collected by Jonathan Harris. Spinouts UK is a company that provides information on early stage high growth companies in Scotland and northern England.
buyer: Beauhurst
Beauhurst is a searchable database of the UK's fastest-growing companies, from early-stage startups to late-stage scaleups. They are trusted by thousands of professionals to help them discover, track and understand everything there is to know about high-growth companies. "
target parent: Young Company Finance
target: Spinouts UK
Spinouts UK is a company dedicated to tracking and writing about early stage high growth companies in Scotland and Northern England. Many of the companies have been university spinouts and they are familiar with the issues involving both the university and the spinout companies.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Oracle Corporation, will acquire DataFox

synopsis: Oracle announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire DataFox, whose cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) data engine and derived business content provide the most current, precise and expansive set of company-level information and insightful data to optimize business decisions.
buyer: Oracle Corporation (ORCL:$39,766.00)
Oracle is a computer technology corporation developing and marketing computer hardware systems and enterprise software products. By eliminating complexity and simplifying IT, Oracle enables its customers to accelerate innovation and create added value for their customers. "
target: DataFox
DataFox helps sales, marketing, and investing teams find new opportunities. DataFox's machine learning algorithms and human analysts verify proprietary insights on millions of businesses to provide robust company data and growth signals.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 10/17/2018 via Company Press Release

InMobi, acquired Pinsight Media

synopsis: InMobi, a global provider of enterprise platforms for marketers, has acquired Pinsight Media from Sprint, one of the largest telecommunication companies in the US. Pinsight Media is a mobile data and brand intelligence company. Pinsight Media provides actionable insights that support smarter business and marketing decisions.
buyer: InMobi
InMobi is a mobile advertising platform that specializes in delivering the best ROI for mobile marketers. A mobile-first and mobile-only platform, InMobi has been pioneering the next generation of ad experiences, including video advertising, on the back of deep learning based optimization engines. "
target parent: Sprint
target: Pinsight Media
Pinsight Media is a mobile data and brand intelligence company. Leveraging verified, first-party mobile data from more than 32 million mobile users, Pinsight Media works together with businesses and marketers to provide actionable insights that support smarter business and marketing decisions.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Optus, will acquire Hivint Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Optus, one of the largest telecommunications companies in Australia, will acquire Hivint, an Australian consultancy firm which provides professional services within the field of cyber security, spanning technical, governance, risk and compliance services.
buyer parent: Temasek Holdings
buyer: Optus
Optus is one of the largest telecommunications companies in Australia. Optus provides mobile, telephony, internet, satellite, entertainment and business network services to more than 10 million customers every day. "
target: Hivint Pty Ltd.
Hivint is an Australian consultancy firm which provides professional services within the field of cyber security, spanning technical, governance, risk and compliance services. They also offer Security Colony, a SaaS platform that provides access to a library of security resources.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Cognate

synopsis: GoDaddy, a company that provides domain names, has acquired Cognate, a Boston-based startup that uses blockchain to do Common Law trademarks registry. Cognate reviews your proof of use, and once confirmed, creates a permanent, time-stamped record of a users' trademark information and proof.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,139.30)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 18 million customers worldwide and 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Cognate
Cognate is The Common Law Trademark (CM) Registry - the only fast, easy, and affordable way to protect your trademark rights. Cognate uses blockchain technology to make an immutable record of users' trademark rights.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 8/16/2018 via BusinessWire

CPA Global, purchased IP Software Solutions from Practice Insight

synopsis: CPA Global, the Intellectual Property (IP) services and technology market leader, announces the acquisition of Filing Analytics and Citation Eagle, two leading IP data and analytics software solutions, from Practice Insight, a wholly owned subsidiary of IPH Ltd.
buyer parent: Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
buyer: CPA Global
Based in the Channel Islands, CPA Global is the world’s leading IP management and technology company. They offer customers The IP Platform: delivering integrated Innovation and IP Portfolio software, services and insights across the entire Idea Lifecycle. "
seller parent: IPH Limited
seller: Practice Insight
Filing Analytics combines datasets from patent offices into one database. Machine learning and data augmentation are applied for the highest degree of data integrity and quality. Citation Eagle enables patent owners and attorneys to track and focus on citations of patents using one automated system.
price ($mm)
$7.30
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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Experian plc
Experian plc
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5,171.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,563.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,228.00
Net Income ($mm)
$656.00
Employees
17800
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Ticker: INFO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IHS, Inc.
IHS, Inc.
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,287.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,916.90
EBIT ($mm)
$1,325.30
Net Income ($mm)
$870.70
Employees
15500
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:VRSK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,748.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,226.90
EBIT ($mm)
$976.60
Net Income ($mm)
$668.70
Employees
9180
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Ticker: TRU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TransUnion LLC
TransUnion LLC
As a global leader in information and risk management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. TransUnion delivers high quality data and integrates advanced analytics and enhanced decision-making capabilities.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,696.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$978.30
EBIT ($mm)
$617.70
Net Income ($mm)
$313.20
Employees
8000
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Ticker: STC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stewart Information Services Corp
Stewart Information Services Corp
Stewart Information Services Corporation is a global real estate services company, offering products and services from residential and commercial title insurance and closing and settlement services to specialized offerings for the mortgage industry,.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,288.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$239.04
EBIT ($mm)
$221.13
Net Income ($mm)
$154.91
Employees
5300
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Ticker: CLGX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CoreLogic, Inc.
CoreLogic, Inc.
CoreLogic is a provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services to business and government. CoreLogic develops predictive decision analytics and provides business services that bring dynamic insight and transparency to the markets it serves.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,739.51
EBITDA ($mm)
$357.42
EBIT ($mm)
$201.83
Net Income ($mm)
$31.91
Employees
5800
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Ticker: TSX:MDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) offers space-based solutions for cost-efficient global delivery of direct-to-home television, satellite radio, broadband internet, and mobile communications. MDA also offers end-to-end solutions to monitor and manage changes and activities worldwide.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,616.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$343.00
EBIT ($mm)
($28.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$118.00
Employees
5800
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Ticker: CSGP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CoStar Group
CoStar Group
CoStar Group is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. Founded in 1987, CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,589.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$442.82
EBIT ($mm)
$334.98
Net Income ($mm)
$279.27
Employees
4337
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Ticker: ENXTAM:TOM2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TomTom NV
TomTom NV
Founded in 1991, TomTom is a leading provider of navigation and location-based products and services. TomTom maps, traffic information and navigation technology power automotive in-dash systems, mobile devices, web based applications and government and business solutions.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,079.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$135.18
EBIT ($mm)
$22.67
Net Income ($mm)
$41.16
Employees
4600
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Ticker: BIT:TECN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tecnoinvestimenti S.p.A
Tecnoinvestimenti S.p.A., through its subsidiaries, provides IT and credit information solutions in Italy. The company offers IT solutions and services for the dematerialization and digitalization of document processes through document management, electronic storage, and electronic invoicing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$280.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$71.00
EBIT ($mm)
$56.71
Net Income ($mm)
$34.22
Employees
1294
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Ticker: ASX:APX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Appen
Appen
Appen is a global leader in the development of high-quality, human-annotated datasets for machine learning and artificial intelligence. Appen partners with technology, automotive and eCommerce companies to help them develop and use products that rely on natural languages and machine learning.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$258.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$48.91
EBIT ($mm)
$44.23
Net Income ($mm)
$29.56
Employees
513
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Xinhua Finance Limited
Xinhua Finance Limited
Xinhua Finance Limited is an independent financial information and services company providing financial news and information, as well as a broad array of financial products and services unique to the China markets.
year
2006
rev ($mm)
$175.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.90)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
233
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Ticker: LSE:WIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wilmington plc
Wilmington plc
Wilmington plc is a dynamic and expanding group of companies providing information and training to professional business markets. Its businesses enable professionals and their organisations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$162.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.04
EBIT ($mm)
$22.44
Net Income ($mm)
$17.35
Employees
856
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Ticker: AIM:DATA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GlobalData Plc
GlobalData Plc
GlobalData is a world leading provider of data and analysis for consumer, technology and healthcare businesses. It delivers unique, robust data and trusted industry analysis and insight to organizations.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$147.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$24.73
EBIT ($mm)
$7.30
Net Income ($mm)
$4.76
Employees
1958
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Glacier Media, Inc.
Glacier Media, Inc.
Glacier provides news, data and analysis in a range of business sectors, including Agriculture, Energy, Mining, Real Estate and Environmental Risk. It owns roughly 160 community newspapers, magazines and websites including The Times Colonist in Victoria, and Prince George Citizen.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$141.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.85
EBIT ($mm)
($0.92)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.49
Employees
1751
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