Like Intellichem, Inc.

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:$4,362.00)
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.
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closed 11/20/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Wood Mackenzie, acquired The PCI Group

synopsis: Wood Mackenzie announced the acquisition of The PCI Group. The company is a leading consortium of five specialist companies that offer integrated data and subscriptions research in the chemicals, fibers, films, and plastics sectors.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Wood Mackenzie
Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk Analytics business, is a trusted source of commercial intelligence for the world's natural resources sector. Wood Mackenzie empowers clients to make better strategic decisions, providing objective analysis and advice on assets, companies, and markets "
target: The PCI Group
The PCI Group is a consortium of five specialist companies, comprising PCI Xylenes & Polyesters Ltd, PCI Research GmbH (Nylon, Fibres and Engineering Plastics), and more, that work together to offer integrated data and subscriptions research in the chemicals, fibres, films and plastics sectors.
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announced 5/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Wood Mackenzie, will acquire MAKE A/S

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, announced it has acquired MAKE, an industry-leading research and advisory business specializing in wind power.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Wood Mackenzie
Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk Analytics business, is a trusted source of commercial intelligence for the world’s natural resources sector. Wood Mackenzie empowers clients to make better strategic decisions, providing objective analysis and advice on assets, companies, and markets. "
target: MAKE A/S
MAKE is a leading source of intelligence for the renewable energy industry—specializing in onshore and offshore wind. Products include reports, access to MAKE’s proprietary databases and forecasts, analyst presentations, and direct analyst access.
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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 11/28/2011 via PR Newswire

ICIS, acquired Parpinelli TECNON

synopsis: ICIS, the global chemical, energy and fertilizer market intelligence division of Reed Business Information, has announced its acquisition of Parpinelli TECNON. Parpinelli TECNON is an independent data and consulting business specializing in the areas of petrochemicals, feedstocks, energy, refining and speciality chemicals.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: ICIS
ICIS provides price information, news and analysis for the global chemical, energy and fertilizer industries. ICIS publishes independent, unbiased pricing and market reports covering a broad range of products - from petrochemicals and base oils to fertilizers, gas and power. "
target: Parpinelli TECNON
Established in 1958, Parpinelli TECNON is an independent data and consulting business specializing in the areas of petrochemicals, feedstocks, energy, refining and speciality chemicals.
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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:$3,694.29)
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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$27
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announced 10/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Eversana, will acquire Cornerstone Research Group

synopsis: EVERSANA™, the leading independent provider of commercial services to the life science industry, announced an agreement to acquire Canada-based Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. Cornerstone is a global health economic and market access research company supporting pharmaceutical and medical device companies.
buyer parent: Water Street Healthcare Partners
buyer: Eversana
EVERSANA offers a fully integrated and independent commercial services platform designed to solve global pricing, access, reimbursement, adherence and product delivery challenges in the life science sector. "
target: Cornerstone Research Group
Cornerstone is a global health economic and market access research company supporting pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Founded in 2005, Cornerstone’s initial focus was to build on the partners’ experience in health economic research with an emphasis on global cost-effectiveness models.
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closed 3/27/2019 via Company Press Release

IGES Institut GmbH, acquired Device Access UK

synopsis: IGES Institut GmbH, a German research and consulting institution for health and infrastructure, has acquired a majority stake in Device Access, a UK-based company that helps medical device organizations execute successful market access strategies. Device Access helps organizations to understand all the strategic processes required to be successful.
buyer: IGES Institut GmbH
IGES is a German research and consulting institution for health and infrastructure. IGES offers creative solutions for questions in care, quality, financing, and competition in the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. The institute has conducted over 2,000 research and consulting projects. "
target: Device Access UK
Device Access is a UK-based company that helps medical device organizations execute successful market access strategies. Device Access helps organizations to understand all the internal and external strategic processes required to be successful.
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closed 10/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

RWS Holdings plc, acquired Article One Partners, LLC

synopsis: RWS Holdings, the world's leading provider of intellectual property support services, has acquired Article One Partners, the world’s largest patent research community. Article One Partners broadcasts its studies to over 40,000 people and distributes more than $7.8 million in rewards to researchers for their work on over 5,600 client patent studies.
buyer: RWS Holdings plc (AIM:RWS:$186.00)
RWS Holdings provides intellectual property support services such as patent translations and technical searches for clients in the medical, pharmaceutical, chemical, aerospace, and telecommunications industries. "
target: Article One Partners, LLC
Article One Partners (AOP) is the world’s largest patent research community, broadcasting its studies to over 40,000 people. The company is a partner to 17 Fortune 100 companies, 74 Forbes Global 2000 and 7 of the top 10 US patent filers.
price ($mm)
$8.00
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$4
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2.2x
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closed 3/6/2012 via Company Press Release

GfK Group, acquired Bridgehead International

synopsis: GfK, one of the world’s largest market research organizations, announced the full acquisition and integration of Bridgehead International – operating henceforth as GfK Bridgehead – a leading market access consultancy serving global companies in the pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics industries.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is one of the world’s largest research companies, with more than 11,000 experts working to discover new insights into the way people live, think and shop, in over 100 markets, every day. "
target: Bridgehead International
Bridgehead International is globally recognized for its expertise in market access strategy; pricing and reimbursement strategy; health economics and health technology assessment.
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$16
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closed 6/18/2007 via PR Newswire

The Hale Group, acquired Mount Vernon Strategies

synopsis: The Hale Group has acquired Mount Vernon Strategies. MVS specializes in providing marketing research and strategic consulting services to private equity firms and consumer branded companies.
buyer: The Hale Group
The Hale Group, Ltd. is the leading strategic management consulting firm in the food system. The firm services the global food and agribusiness systems from farmer cooperatives and agricultural biotechnology companies to ingredient and food manufacturers, distributors and restaurant operators. "
target: Mount Vernon Strategies
Since 1995, Mount Vernon Strategies has been providing market research, due diligence and strategy consulting for clients in the private equity, consumer package goods, retail and food & beverage sectors.
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closed 10/30/2006 via BusinessWire

ACNielsen Corporation, acquired The Modeling Group

synopsis: ACNielsen, a VNU business and the world’s leading provider of consumer and marketplace intelligence, has acquired The Modeling Group, a leading marketing-mix modeling provider to the consumer packaged goods industry. The Modeling Group will become part of ACNielsen’s Analytic Consulting global business unit. Financial terms were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
buyer: ACNielsen Corporation
With operations in more than 90 countries, ACNielsen (separate from Nielsen Media Research) is the world's top compiler of consumer data. The company's measurement and analysis services include bar code scanning and store audits, consumer panels, and customized research. "
target: The Modeling Group
The Modeling Group 60 people and has client relationships in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. The firm specializes in marketing-mix modeling and other advanced analytic services for the Consumer Packaged Goods and other industries.
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closed 1/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

Photizo Group, LLC, acquired Lyra Research, Inc

synopsis: Midway-based Photizo Group announced the acquisition of Lyra Research, forming according to a release, " the broadest, most comprehensive line of market intelligence and consulting services in the imaging industry to date." Lyra Research is a major provider of market, product and technology information and analysis.
buyer: Photizo Group, LLC
Photizo Group is the leading research and consulting firm specializing in the managed print services (MPS) industry. Uniquely positioned at the center of vendor, channel and end-user communities, it provides MPS insights, perspectives and success to clients across the globe. "
target: Lyra Research, Inc
Lyra Research collaborates with imaging industry decision-makers worldwide, enabling clients to strengthen their market position and achieve profitable growth.
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closed 12/1/2011 via PR Newswire

DrivingSales, Inc., acquired Revenue Guru

synopsis: DrivingSales, the auto industry's fastest-growing, most influential trade media property, announced that it has acquired consulting, training and research company Revenue Guru. Founded in 2009, Revenue Guru provides consulting, research and interactive training programs for dealer groups, manufacturers, and vendors.
buyer: DrivingSales, Inc.
DrivingSales is the auto industry's fastest-growing, most influential trade media property focused on delivering profit-building information and business intelligence to auto retailers and industry professionals. Its information network includes DrivingSales.com, DrivingSalesTV, and more. "
target: Revenue Guru
Revenue Guru provides consulting, research and interactive training programs for dealer groups, manufacturers, and vendors. RevenueGuru understands how people learn best and can develop interactive programs that work with a company's live events, webinars, and study materials.
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closed 1/7/2008 via BusinessWire

Oliver Wyman, acquired Harbour Consulting

synopsis: Oliver Wyman, a leading international management consulting firm, has acquired Harbour Consulting, the world’s leading advisory firm on manufacturing performance and competitiveness in the automotive industry.
buyer parent: Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc.
buyer: Oliver Wyman
With more than 2,500 professionals in over 40 cities around the globe, Oliver Wyman is the leading management consulting firm that combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, organizational transformation, and leadership development. "
target: Harbour Consulting
Harbour Consulting is a manufacturing and management consulting firm focused on improving the overall competitiveness of manufacturing companies. Harbour Consulting publishes The Harbour Report™, the annual study of automotive manufacturing performance.
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closed 6/10/2015 via Company Press Release

Alcuin Capital Partners LLP, acquired Applied Market Information Ltd.

synopsis: Private equity investor Alcuin Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in Applied Market Information (AMI) from its original founders and shareholders. AMI is a leading provider of information services to the global plastics industry. These include conferences, market reports, consultancy projects, databases and digital magazines.
buyer: Alcuin Capital Partners LLP
Alcuin Capital Partners LLP is a private equity firm specializing in smaller middle market companies. The firm seeks to invest in growth capital, mezzanine, recapitalizations, buyouts, and buy-ins as well as provides development capital. "
target: Applied Market Information Ltd.
Applied Market Information (AMI) is a leading provider of information, market intelligence and conferences for the global plastics industry. AMI's data is built from a deep understanding of downstream demand trends, rather than simply studying the supply side or economic indicators.
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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 6/2/2016 via BusinessWire

SurfaceInk, acquired GPiO Inc.

synopsis: SurfaceInk, a provider of consumer device engineering and product development services, announced that it has acquired GPiO. GPiO helps expedite hardware engineering component decision-making processes to accelerate bringing consumer electronics products to market. They test hardware components and post the comparison data and test details online.
buyer: SurfaceInk
SurfaceInk provides high impact, strategic, product development consulting. SurfaceInk’s experienced team executes client projects in Research and Development, Proof of Concept Development and Full Cycle Product Development for consumer and business-to-business markets. "
target: GPiO Inc.
GPiO helps engineers and hardware designers go beyond traditional datasheets, allowing them to compare hardware components from leading vendors with just a couple of clicks. They objectively test each individual component in their own lab and post the comparison data and test details on their site.
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closed 11/12/2007 via PR Newswire

CMP Technology, Inc., acquired Portelligent

synopsis: CMP, a media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry, has acquired Portelligent, the leading provider of product teardowns to the electronics industry.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. "
target: Portelligent
Portelligent is the world's premiere product teardown firm, delivering product analyses and related research in mobile, wireless, and consumer electronics to a global client base. Portelligent's technology intelligence enables clients to make faster, better, and more cost-effective decisions.
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$8.00
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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:$4,362.00)
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.
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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:$4,362.00)
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:$4,362.00)
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:$4,362.00)
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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announced 5/29/2019 via BusinessWire

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:$3,694.29)
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:$4,362.00)
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:$4,362.00)
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:$4,362.00)
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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closed 9/26/2017 via BusinessWire

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:$4,362.00)
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.
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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:$4,362.00)
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.
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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.
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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:$4,362.00)
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.
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$8,036 [$10,974]
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$2,219
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$581
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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:$4,362.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target parent: UCG
target: Oil Price Information Service
Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) is the world's most comprehensive source for petroleum pricing and news information with offices in the U.S., Europe and Singapore and is the most widely accepted U.S. fuel price benchmark for supply contracts and competitive positioning.
price ($mm)
$650
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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:$4,362.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: Carproof
CarProof is the industry standard in Canada for providing automotive vehicle history reports to dealers, auto auctions, original equipment manufacturers, lenders, insurers, governments, law enforcement agencies and consumers.
price ($mm)
$468
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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:$4,362.00)
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.
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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:$4,362.00)
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.
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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:$4,362.00)
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.
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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:$4,362.00)
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.
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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:$4,362.00)
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.
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closed 6/20/2013 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired PFC Energy

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and analytics, announced the acquisition of PFC Energy, a well-established leader in providing information, insight, and analytical products and services for the oil and gas value chain.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
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: PFC Energy
PFC Energy is a global consulting firm specializing in the oil and gas industry. Its clients are oil and gas operators, national oil companies, service companies, investors, governments and other stakeholders.
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closed 7/15/2013 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired R. L. Polk & Co

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and analytics, has completed its acquisition of R.L. Polk & Co, a recognized leader in the automotive information industry. R.L. Polk & Co. consists of two divisions that provide actionable market intelligence, powerful tools and analytics and extensive vehicle history information.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target: R. L. Polk & Co
R. L. Polk is the premier provider of automotive information and marketing solutions. Polk collects and interprets global data and provides extensive automotive business expertise to help its clients understand their market position, identify trends, build brand loyalty, and conquer new business.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,403 [$1,403]
rev ($mm)
$403
EBITDA ($mm)
$94
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
14.9x
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:$4,362.00)
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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:$39,531.00)
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.
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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.
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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)
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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:$2,736.90)
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.
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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
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closed 2/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Cannae Holdings, CC Capital, Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., acquired Dun & Bradstreet

synopsis: Cannae Holdings, Inc., along with its investment consortium including CC Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners along with a group of distinguished investors, has completed the acquisition of Dun & Bradstreet, the global leader in commercial data and analytics.
buyer: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: Cannae Holdings (CNNE:$1,188.10)
buyer: CC Capital
Cannae Holding is a holding company with a strong track record of investing in diverse assets. Thomas H. Lee Partners is one of the world's oldest and most experienced private equity firms. CC Capital is a private investment firm with a focus on investing and operating long term companies. "
target: Dun & Bradstreet (DNB:$1,813.10)
Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) data and insights help improve business performance. Delivered through the D&B Data Cloud and market-leading solutions, their data and insights help accelerate revenue, manage risk, lower cost and transform businesses. Global businesses of all sizes rely on D&B.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5,518 [$6,655]
rev ($mm)
$1,813
EBITDA ($mm)
$533
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
12.5x
closed 7/31/2018 via BusinessWire

Salary.com, acquired Compdata Surveys

synopsis: H.I.G. Capital, LLC announced that one of its portfolio companies, Salary.com, LLC, the leading SaaS provider of cloud-based compensation market data and analytics, has acquired Compdata Surveys & Consulting, a national compensation and data consulting firm.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Salary.com (SLRY:$0.00)
Salary.com is the leading SaaS provider of cloud-based compensation market data and analytics. The Company serves approximately 4,000 business-to-business customers worldwide with its market-leading CompAnalyst platform, designed to accelerate compensation workflows and improve efficiency. "
target: Compdata Surveys
Compdata Surveys & Consulting is a national compensation and data consulting firm. Headquartered in Olathe, KS, Compdata has compiled one of the most comprehensive databases in the U.S. market and is a market leader in fast-growing verticals including healthcare, logistics, and higher education.
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closed 7/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Questel, acquired Expernova

synopsis: Questel, one of the largest online intellectual property service providers, announces the acquisition of Expernova, a gem specializing in scientific big data. Since 2008, Expernova’s founders have been developing their Expernova platform to transform a complex scientific and technological environment into an easy, attractive, and collaborative map.
buyer: Questel
Questel offers a full suite of web based services for productivity and collaboration dedicated to intellectual property (IP) with search, analysis and idea- to-asset management capabilities. Questel provides a comprehensive collection of IP databases for each stage of the innovation lifecycle. "
target: Expernova
Expernova is a reference player in the field of scientific Big Data and Open Innovation. Based in Montpellier, France, they provide subscription services to its proprietary platform offering ecosystem mappings through the analysis of innovation players (experts, corporates, universities, etc.).
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closed 7/11/2018 via Company Press Release

Innolva S.p.A., acquired Comas S.r.l.

synopsis: Innolva S.p.A., entirely controlled by Tecnoinvestimenti S.p.A., has finalized the acquisition of Comas S.r.l. and Webber S.r.l., two companies active in the on-line sale of commercial information.
buyer parent: Tecnoinvestimenti S.p.A
buyer: Innolva S.p.A.
Innolva operates in the field of Business Information & Credit Management services. Innolva presents a complete offer of information to banks, companies and professionals to optimize decisions in credit management activities. "
target: Comas S.r.l.
Comas S.r.l. and Webber S.r.l. are principally active in the reselling, through the internet, of commercial information such as financial and corporate information on companies, cadastral information, automobile registration history, and other information services.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/20/2018 via Company Press Release

DuMont Mediengruppe, acquired DTAD Deutscher Auftragsdienst AG

synopsis: DuMont Mediengruppe has acquired 100% of the leading order information service, DTAD Deutscher Auftragsdienst AG (DTAD). The Berlin-based company is a leading service for public and commercial order data and provides customers with a comprehensive database for detailed analysis and market observation.
buyer: DuMont Mediengruppe
DuMont Mediengruppe is one of Germany's largest traditional media houses. Dumont is focused on three business units: Regional media, business information, and marketing technology. They also hold shares in numerous advertising, radio and online companies. "
target: DTAD Deutscher Auftragsdienst AG
Based in Berlin, Germany, DTAD Deutscher Auftragsdienst AG operates the leading information service for public and commercial order information in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. DTAD provides customers with a comprehensive database for detailed analysis and market observation.
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closed 4/25/2018 via PR Web

Billtrust, acquired Credit2B

synopsis: Billtrust, the leader in B2B payment cycle management, announced the acquisition of Credit2B, a pioneer in trade credit risk. Credit2B leverages crowdsourcing and other technologies to provide up-to-date payment behaviors and financial risk information on common customers, easing the credit decisioning process for suppliers.
buyer: Billtrust
Billtrust accelerates cash flow by automating invoice delivery, invoice payment and cash application. Companies can improve operational efficiency throughout the invoice-to- cash process with electronic invoicing and payments in a flexible, cloud-based solution. "
target: Credit2B
Credit2B is a pioneer in trade credit risk. Credit2B leverages crowdsourcing and other technologies to provide up-to-date payment behaviors and financial risk information on common customers, easing the credit decisioning process for suppliers.
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closed 6/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

TransUnion LLC, acquired Callcredit Information Group

synopsis: TransUnion, a risk and information solutions provider, announced that it has acquired Callcredit Information Group, Ltd., the second largest consumer credit bureau in the U.K.. Callcredit is an information solutions company that provides data, analytics and technology solutions to help businesses and consumers make informed decisions.
buyer: TransUnion LLC (TRU:$2,399.10)
Transunion helps uncover unique stories, trends and insights behind each data point, using historical information as well as alternative data sources. This allows a variety of markets and businesses to better manage risk and consumers to better manage their credit, personal information and identity."
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: Callcredit Information Group
Callcredit Information Group, Ltd., is in the business of empowering information. They provide the data, analytics, and software that enable businesses to build more valuable customer relationships. They specialize in managing consumer data for businesses across every sector.
price ($mm)
$1,426
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 4/10/2018 via BusinessWire

npm, Inc., acquired ^Lift Security

synopsis: npm, Inc., which runs the world’s largest software registry and maintains the npm software package management application, has acquired ^Lift Security, curator of the public Node Security Platform database, which furnishes valuable data about JavaScript vulnerabilities to other developers and security vendors at no cost.
buyer: npm, Inc.
npm, Inc. maintains the npm package manager for JavaScript and hosts the world’s largest software registry. npm has been embraced by millions of developers worldwide for client- and server-side applications as diverse as IoT, mobile development, financial services and aerospace. "
target: ^Lift Security
The ^Lift Security team has curated and maintained the public Node Security Platform database, which furnishes valuable data about JavaScript vulnerabilities to other developers and security vendors at no cost. ^Lift customers include Netflix, Mozilla, Morningstar, Intuit and Redfin.
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announced 3/19/2018 via BusinessWire

Fidelity National Financial, will acquire Stewart Information Services Corp

synopsis: Stewart Information Services Corporation, a global real estate services company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Fidelity National Financial, Inc., a leading provider of title insurance and transaction services to the real estate and mortgage industries.
buyer: Fidelity National Financial (FNF:$8,423.00)
Fidelity National Financial, Inc. is the nation’s largest title insurance company through its title insurance underwriters - Fidelity National Title, Chicago Title, Commonwealth Land Title, Alamo Title and National Title of New York. "
target: Stewart Information Services Corp (STC:$1,956.52)
Stewart Information Services Corporation is a global real estate services company, offering products and services through their direct operations, network of Stewart Trusted Providers™ and family of companies.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,207 [$1,156]
rev ($mm)
$1,957
EBITDA ($mm)
$113
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
10.3x
announced 3/13/2018 via BusinessWire

Duff & Phelps Corp., will acquire Kroll Inc.

synopsis: Duff & Phelps, the global advisor that enables clients to protect, restore and maximize value, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kroll, the global leader in complex investigations, security and cyber solutions, from Corporate Risk Holdings.
buyer: Duff & Phelps Corp. (DUF:$484.70)
Duff & Phelps is a global financial advisory and investment banking firm that provides expertise in the areas of valuation, transactions, financial restructuring, alternative assets, disputes and taxation, with more than 1,000 employees serving clients from offices in North America, Europe and Asia."
target parent: Corporate Risk Holdings, LLC
target: Kroll Inc.
Kroll is the leading global provider of risk solutions, helping clients make confident risk management decisions about people, assets, operations, and security through investigations, cyber security, due diligence and compliance, physical and operational security, and data management services.
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Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,544.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,068.30
EBIT ($mm)
$839.60
Net Income ($mm)
$463.90
Employees
8068
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,399.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$844.40
EBIT ($mm)
$510.60
Net Income ($mm)
$274.40
Employees
7100
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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
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,839.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$416.17
EBIT ($mm)
$263.80
Net Income ($mm)
$173.96
Employees
5900
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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
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,592.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$244.08
EBIT ($mm)
$177.01
Net Income ($mm)
$84.04
Employees
4800
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,293.28
EBITDA ($mm)
$425.73
EBIT ($mm)
$347.14
Net Income ($mm)
$290.69
Employees
3705
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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: 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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Ticker: TYPE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monotype Imaging
Monotype Imaging
Monotype is a leading global provider of typefaces, technology and expertise that enable the best user experience and ensure brand integrity. Headquartered in Woburn, Mass., Monotype provides customers worldwide with typeface solutions for a broad range of creative applications and consumer devices.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$243.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.53
EBIT ($mm)
$45.32
Net Income ($mm)
$25.74
Employees
696
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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
2018
rev ($mm)
$224.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$52.42
EBIT ($mm)
$38.34
Net Income ($mm)
$24.56
Employees
1187
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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