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closed 8/7/2013 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis, acquired WorldCompliance

synopsis: Reed Elsevier, the parent company of LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, announced it has acquired the remaining 55 percent of WorldCompliance. WorldCompliance is a leading provider of customer and vendor screening content used for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target: WorldCompliance
WorldCompliance has the most comprehensive database of profiles of individuals and organizations that pose a potential risk to the financial system. Their solutions provide a means to stay in compliance with mounting regulatory requirements while protecting the organization’s reputation.
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closed 9/3/2012 via Reuters

CCH Incorporated, acquired BSI Media

synopsis: Global tax authority Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announced it has acquired the assets of BSI Media, a leading provider of timely international tax, legal, business and investment information. BSI Media will become part of CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: CCH Incorporated
CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, is the leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services for professionals. CCH is part of the global tax and accounting leader, Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting. "
target: BSI Media
BSI Media publishes some of the most respected internet publications in the fields of business, tax, law and investment. They've been publishing quality content since 1992, and quickly made the transition from print to digital publishing in the late 1990s.
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closed 12/12/2012 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., acquired Exclusive Analysis Ltd.

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of information and analytics, announced it has acquired Exclusive Analysis. Exclusive Analysis is a specialist intelligence company that forecasts political and violent risks worldwide.
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: Exclusive Analysis Ltd.
Exclusive Analysis offers intelligence, commentary, customized forecasting, tools and research to help customers identify relevant political and security risks, and manage risks at the country, sector, company, asset, deal and portfolio level in 195 countries.
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announced 7/27/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC, will acquire G2 Web Services, LLC.

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire G2 Web Services, an industry-leading provider of merchant risk intelligence solutions for acquirers, commercial banks, and other payment system providers. G2 Web Services will become part of Argus, a Verisk Analytics business.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC
Argus is a one-of-a-kind leading provider of information, scoring solutions, and advisory services to financial institutions across the globe. Their client base ranges from financial institutions and their regulators to various companies across the media industry and beyond. "
target: G2 Web Services, LLC.
G2 Web Services is a leading global provider of merchant risk management solutions, including due diligence, compliance and fraud protection.
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closed 9/7/2011 via Company Press Release

Primus Capital Funds, acquired G2 Web Services, LLC.

synopsis: Primus Capital, a private equity firm that invests in high-growth companies within the business services, healthcare and education industries, announced the acquisition of G2 Web Services, LLC, the leading provider of merchant compliance monitoring and e-commerce risk management services to the payments industry.
buyer: Primus Capital Funds
Primus Capital is a private equity firm that invests in profitable growth companies in the lower middle market. Primus provides expansion capital and leads buyout and minority recapitalization transactions in the healthcare, business services, and for-profit education industries. "
target: G2 Web Services, LLC.
G2 Web Services is the leader in merchant compliance monitoring and e-commerce risk management. G2 works with acquiring banks, independent sales organizations, and other acquiring value chain members to identify, mitigate and monitor risk posed by their merchants’ online presences.
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closed 6/14/2018 via BusinessWire

Falfurrias Capital, acquired Tax Guard

synopsis: Falfurrias Capital Partners, a Charlotte-based private equity investment firm, has acquired Tax Guard, the leading provider of proprietary data and services that help lenders accurately assess tax-related credit risk associated with potential borrowers.
buyer: Falfurrias Capital
Falfurrias Capital Partners is a Charlotte-based private equity investment firm. The firm is focused on acquiring or investing in a diverse portfolio of growth-oriented middle-market companies. "
target: Tax Guard
Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Tax Guard is the leading provider of proprietary data and services that help lenders accurately assess tax-related credit risk associated with potential borrowers.
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closed 4/1/2014 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis Risk Solutions, acquired Tracesmart

synopsis: LexisNexis® Risk Solutions announced it is expanding its identity management and fraud prevention solutions for the banking, insurance and public sectors with the acquisition of United Kingdom-based Tracesmart®. Tracesmart is a provider of consumer data and identity, risk and trace solutions.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions is a leader in providing essential information that helps customers across industries and government predict, assess and manage risk. "
target: Tracesmart
Tracesmart is a provider of consumer data and identity, risk and trace solutions serving UK clients by delivering web-based software for tracing, identity verification/fraud prevention, anti-money laundering, debt collection and data cleansing.
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closed 6/21/2007 via finextra.com

SAI Global Inc., acquired Reporting Officers' Online Resource

synopsis: SAI Global, a leading global provider of risk, compliance and ethics solutions, has expanded its offering through the acquisition of the Reporting Officers On-line Resource (ROOR). ROOR is a web-based resource for anti-money laundering and compliance professionals responsible for AML strategy.
buyer: SAI Global Inc. (ASX:SAI:$436.24)
SAI Global is one of the world's leading business publishing, compliance, training and assurance organizations with offices in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North America, and across Asia. SAI Global works with organizations to help them build better businesses. "
target: Reporting Officers' Online Resource
Reporting Officers On-line Resource (ROOR) is a web-based resource for anti-money laundering (AML) and compliance professionals responsible for AML strategy.
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closed 1/17/2018 via BusinessWire

Euronext N.V., acquired InsiderLog

synopsis: Euronext, the leading pan-European exchange in the Eurozone, announces the acquisition of 80% of the capital of InsiderLog, a Stockholm-based leading player in the field of insider list management. InsiderLog automates the management of insider lists that both saves time and ensures compliance with the requirements of the Market Abuse Regulation.
buyer: Euronext N.V. (ENXTPA:ENX:$721.90)
Euronext is the leading pan-European exchange in the Eurozone. Euronext operates regulated and transparent equity and derivatives markets. Its total product offering includes Equities, Exchange Traded Funds, Warrants & Certificates, Bonds, Derivatives, Commodities and Indices. "
target parent: Serendipity Professionals
target: InsiderLog
InsiderLog is the leading insider list management solution in the Nordic region. Its insider list management tool solves most of the compliance and reporting burden resulting from MAR regulation. InsiderLog is a web based platform based on an annual subscription model.
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closed 6/18/2009 via BusinessWire

RR Donnelley, acquired Prospectus Central, LLC

synopsis: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company announced the acquisition of Prospectus Central, LLC. Located in Fitzgerald, GA, Prospectus Central provides mutual fund prospectuses, supplements and SAIs with a breakthrough web-based delivery service.
buyer: RR Donnelley (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target: Prospectus Central, LLC
Prospectus Central powers RR Donnelley’s RightProspectus offering, which provides mutual fund companies, variable annuity companies, retirement product companies, broker/dealers and clearing firms with cost-effective alternatives for distributing prospectuses to investors.
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closed 4/27/2017 via PE Hub

Disruptive Capital Finance LLP, acquired Regulatory Efficiency Gains (UK) Ltd.

synopsis: Disruptive Capital Finance, a Private Equity firm that invests in businesses capable of disrupting their markets, has acquired Regulatory Efficiency Gains (UK) Ltd. (REG). REG is the leading on-line due diligence and regulatory compliance platform for Broker/Agency management in the UK Insurance industry.
buyer: Disruptive Capital Finance LLP
Disruptive Capital Finance has originated, structured and led c.€5 billion of private equity investments, with enterprise values totaling some €15 billion. They select businesses capable of disrupting their markets, backing them with excellent management and actively drive them to market leadership."
target: Regulatory Efficiency Gains (UK) Ltd.
Regulatory Efficiency Gains is a on-line regulatory compliance platform for Broker/Agency management in the UK Insurance industry. They combine 24/7 alerts for financial, corporate, sanctions and regulatory changes in a broker’s information, with electronic exchange of Terms of Business Agreements.
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closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Perils, acquired Catastrophe Indices & Quantification Inc

synopsis: Zurich-based analytics firm PERILS has announced its acquisition of Toronto-based Catastrophe Indices & Quantification Inc. (CatIQ), a company that collects event loss and exposure data from most of the Canadian insurance market and provides an independent industry exposure and loss database for the region.
buyer parent: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
buyer: Perils
Headquartered in Switzerland, PERILS is an independent organization providing high-quality data relevant to the insurance industry with the aim of increasing the understanding of insured risk and to facilitate risk transfer. "
target: Catastrophe Indices & Quantification Inc
Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) delivers detailed analytical and meteorological information on Canadian natural and man-made catastrophes. Through its app, CatIQ combines comprehensive insured loss and exposure indices, as well as other related information.
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closed 7/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Becker Professional Education, acquired ACAMS Moneylaundering.com

synopsis: Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a subsidiary of DeVry Education Group, announced that the previously disclosed acquisition of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) for $330 million has closed. ACAMS is the largest international membership organization.
buyer parent: DeVry Education Group
buyer: Becker Professional Education
Becker Professional Education is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. Professionals have prepared to advance their careers through its CPA Exam Review, ACCA Courses, CMA Exam Review, PMP Exam Review, USMLE Review and more. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: ACAMS Moneylaundering.com
ACAMS is the largest international membership organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and skills of Anti-Money Laundering and financial crime prevention professionals with resources designed to develop and sharpen the skills required for superior job performance and career advancement.
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closed 3/23/2015 via BusinessWire

Tiger Media, Inc., acquired Interactive Data, LLC

synopsis: Tiger Media, Inc., a Shanghai-based multi-platform media company announced that it has completed the acquisition of The Best One, Inc. (“TBO”), parent company of U.S.-based data solutions provider Interactive Data, LLC (“Interactive Data”).
buyer: Tiger Media, Inc. (NasdaqGM:COGT:$210.16)
Tiger Media is a leading Shanghai-based multi-platform media company in China which provides advertising services in the out-of-home advertising industry, including iScreen Outdoor LCD screens, billboards and street furniture. "
target: Interactive Data, LLC
Interactive Data is a data solutions provider, historically delivering data products and services to the Accounts Receivable Management (ARM) industry for location and identity verification, legislative compliance and debt recovery.
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closed 12/7/2006 via PR Newswire

Fortent, acquired Alert Global Media Inc

synopsis: Fortent, a specialist in anti-money laundering, Know Your Customer, and fraud detection technology,has acquired Alert Global Media, the Miami-based publisher of moneylaundering.com and Money Laundering Alert and provider of anti-money laundering (AML) conferences and training for financial professionals.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Fortent
Fortent delivers enterprise-wide risk and compliance solutions to financial institutions worldwide. With advanced monitoring and detection systems, Fortent provides anti-money laundering, Know Your Customer, and fraud detection capabilities that can be integrated into existing business practices. "
target: Alert Global Media Inc
Alert Global Media’s web sites are the most abundant sources, in English and Spanish, of money laundering information on the Internet. The company conducts three major money laundering conferences, including the largest in the world each spring in South Florida.
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closed 12/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, purchased PRINGLE Policy and Procedure Solutions from Pringle Publications Corporation

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Financial Services has acquired the regulatory compliance content of PRINGLE® Policy and Procedure Solutions (PRINGLE) from PRINGLE Publications Corporation. More than 500 U.S. financial institutions trust the regulatory knowledge and expertise within the PRINGLE solution.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Financial Services
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services is a comprehensive regulatory compliance and risk management business that helps financial organizations manage operational, compliance and financial risk and reporting, and improve efficiency and effectiveness across their enterprise. "
seller: Pringle Publications Corporation
PRINGLE® is the source for quality products which provide processes to manage risk. The PRINGLE® products include Compliance, Safety & Soundness, and other training and auditing resources to help with risk management.
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announced 1/17/2007 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, will acquire Banconsumer Service, Inc.

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, part of the Wolters Kluwer Corporate & Financial Services division, announced an agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of Banconsumer Service, Inc., a leading provider of regulatory compliance-related documentation solutions in the Northeastern region of the United States.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Financial Services
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services’ solutions include integrated and stand-alone compliance and work flow tools, documentation, analytics, authoritative information, and professional services. Customers include banks, credit unions, mortgage lenders, and securities and insurance organizations. "
target: Banconsumer Service, Inc.
Banconsumer Service, Inc. provides regulatory compliance-related documentation solutions to the financial industry in the Northeastern region of the United States.
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closed 3/30/2006 via BusinessWire

Interthinx, acquired RegsData

synopsis: Interthinx, a unit of ISO, announced ISO's acquisition of RegsData, a provider of automated mortgage licensing compliance services. RegsData's flagship product, State Verification and Alert Repository, is a nationwide database of licensing information for all non-depository first and second mortgage brokers and lenders.
buyer parent: Insurance Services Office, inc.
buyer: Interthinx
Interthinx, Inc. is a leading national provider of proven risk mitigation and regulatory compliance tools for the financial services industry. At every point in the mortgage life cycle, Interthinx helps to assess risk and prevent mortgage fraud and compliance violations. "
target: RegsData
RegsData focuses solely on helping our Clients and Partners mitigate compliance risk around mortgage broker and lender licensing. We primarily serve large wholesale and correspondent lenders.
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closed 11/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

MergerMarket Group, acquired C6 Intelligence Information Systems Limited

synopsis: Mergermarket Group, a BC Partners portfolio company, announced that it has acquired C6 Intelligence. Headquartered in the UK, C6 is a provider of global risk intelligence and data. C6 is a trusted provider of intelligence in the field of customer due diligence covering know-your-client (KYC) checks and also has a unique fraud intelligence database.
buyer parent: BC Partners
buyer: MergerMarket Group
Mergermarket Group is a global media company providing investment banks, advisory professionals, fund managers, private equity firms, industry and corporate professionals with forward-looking intelligence, analysis and data. "
target: C6 Intelligence Information Systems Limited
C6 Intelligence provides actionable data that helps businesses all over the world manage risk. The company is a trusted provider of data and intelligence in the field of customer due diligence covering know-your-client (KYC) checks, ongoing monitoring, and enhanced due diligence (EDD).
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closed 12/16/2013 via Market Wire

TransUnion LLC, acquired TLO

synopsis: TransUnion, a global leader in information and risk management, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Boca Raton, Fla.-based TLO, a leading company in the risk information and analytics industry.
buyer: TransUnion LLC (TRU:$2,399.10)
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. "
target: TLO
TLO has reinvented the data-fusion industry for research and investigative needs. Their flagship product, TLOxp, provides the most accurate, actionable information that can be used for identity authentication, fraud prevention and detection, legislative compliance, and debt recovery.
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closed 8/7/2013 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis, acquired WorldCompliance

synopsis: Reed Elsevier, the parent company of LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, announced it has acquired the remaining 55 percent of WorldCompliance. WorldCompliance is a leading provider of customer and vendor screening content used for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target: WorldCompliance
WorldCompliance has the most comprehensive database of profiles of individuals and organizations that pose a potential risk to the financial system. Their solutions provide a means to stay in compliance with mounting regulatory requirements while protecting the organization’s reputation.
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closed 3/26/2018 via Company Press Release

CloudNine Discovery, purchased eDiscovery Product Lines from LexisNexis

synopsis: LexisNexis Legal & Professional, a leading global provider of information and analytics, and CloudNine, a leader in simplifying and automating legal discovery, announced the sale of the LexisNexis eDiscovery product suite to CloudNine. The LexisNexis eDiscovery product suite includes software and solutions for the legal discovery process.
buyer: CloudNine Discovery
Founded in 2002, and based in Houston, Texas, CloudNine is a legal discovery technology company with expertise in simplifying and automating the discovery of data for audits, investigations, and litigation. "
seller parent: RELX Group plc
seller: LexisNexis
The LexisNexis eDiscovery product suite includes the LAW PreDiscovery, Early Data Analyzer (EDA) and Concordance products. LAW PreDiscovery software works as an all-in-one “eDiscovery engine” to scan, import, and produce all of the potential evidentiary documents needed during legal discovery.
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closed 7/13/2017 via PR Newswire

Blue360 Media, purchased 150 Law Enforcement Publications from LexisNexis

synopsis: Blue360° Media has acquired over 150 law enforcement publications from LexisNexis® Group covering 40 U.S. states. Blue360° Media publishes Law Enforcement Manuals, Code Books, Field Guides, and an Officer Series focused on professional development.
buyer: Blue360 Media
Blue360° Media publishes Law Enforcement Manuals, Code Books, Field Guides, and an Officer Series focused on professional development. "
seller parent: RELX Group plc
seller: LexisNexis
The acquisition includes over 150 law enforcement publications from LexisNexis® Group covering 40 U.S. states. LexisNexis Group is a corporation providing computer-assisted legal research as well as business research and risk management services.
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closed 6/8/2017 via PR Web

LexisNexis, acquired Ravel Law

synopsis: LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, part of information and analytics provider RELX Group, announced its acquisition of Ravel Law, a legal research, analytics and visualization platform that empowers users to contextualize and interpret vast amounts of information to uncover valuable insights.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. "
target: Ravel Law
Ravel Law is a legal research, visualization, and analytics platform. Ravel Law empowers lawyers to do data-driven research, with analytics and interfaces that help them sift through vast amounts of legal information to find what matters.
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announced 9/21/2016 via PR Web

LexisNexis, will acquire Intelligize

synopsis: LexisNexis, a leading global provider of content and technology solutions, is acquiring Intelligize, a leading provider of a web-based services platform that enables law firms, accounting firms, corporations and others to more efficiently research, prepare and draft SEC filings, corporate transactions and various agreements.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. "
target: Intelligize
Intelligize is a leading provider of a web-based services platform that enables law firms, accounting firms, corporations and others to more efficiently research, prepare and draft SEC filings, corporate transactions and various agreements within a fast-changing regulatory environment.
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closed 1/4/2016 via Company Press Release

Carolina Academic Press, purchased 500 Law School Titles from Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.

synopsis: Carolina Academic Press announced the acquisition by of approximately 500 LexisNexis® Matthew Bender law school publishing titles. LexisNexis Matthew Bender is one of the world's leading publishers of legal analysis and case law.
buyer: Carolina Academic Press
Carolina Academic Press, a family-owned independent company based in Durham, North Carolina, has served the legal education community for over 35 years. It has earned a strong reputation for partnering with pedagogical innovators to develop and publish cutting-edge teaching materials. "
seller parent: RELX Group plc
seller: Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.
LexisNexis Matthew Bender is one of the world's leading publishers of legal analysis and case law. The company offers more than 500 publications in print and electronic formats to subscribers in more than 160 countries.
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closed 11/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

LexisNexis, acquired Lex Machina, Inc.

synopsis: LexisNexis, a legal research company, announced that it has acquired Lex Machina, a litigation analytics platform. Lex Machina, founded in 2010, provides analytics primarily around IP litigation, mining data about judges, lawyers, parties and patents to inform lawyers’ litigation strategy.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target: Lex Machina, Inc.
Lex Machina provides Legal Analytics to companies and law firms, enabling them to craft successful strategies, win cases, and close business. Legal Analytics® combines data and software to provide the winning edge in the highly competitive business and practice of law.
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closed 9/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Comundi, purchased LexisNexis Formations Business from LexisNexis

synopsis: Comundi, a provider public and internal training courses and congresses for managers and managers from the private and public sector has acquired the Formations Business From LexisNexis. The business comprises the seminars and conference programs for lawyers, notary publics, and in-house lawyers.
buyer parent: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG
buyer: Comundi
Comundi provides public and internal training courses and congresses for managers and managers from the private and public sectors. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France. "
seller parent: RELX Group plc
seller: LexisNexis
The Formations Business of LexisNexis SA comprises the seminars and conference programs for lawyers, notary publics, and in-house lawyers.
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announced 7/28/2015 via Company Press Release

LexisNexis, will acquire MLex

synopsis: LexisNexis Legal & Professional a leading provider of content and technology solutions, announced the acquisition of MLex, a global legal media organization providing exclusive market insight, analysis and commentary on regulatory risk.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target: MLex
MLex is an independent media organization providing exclusive market insight, analysis and commentary on regulatory risk. Customers rely on MLEx’s reporting to ensure they are well positioned to take advantage of the opportunities posed by regulatory change as well as to mitigate the risks.
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closed 5/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

LexisNexis, acquired Universal Law Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: LexisNexis, a leading publisher and online solutions provider for legal, tax, academic, and test-prep, announces the acquisition of the Universal Law Publishing titles. Universal Law Publishing has been publishing legal books and legislation for legal professionals, academics and students in the Indian market for five decades.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target: Universal Law Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd.
Universal Law Publishing has been publishing legal books and legislation for legal professionals, academics and students in the Indian market for five decades. Universal Law Publishing titles are held in high regard by many legal professionals across India.
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closed 10/20/2014 via PR Web

LexisNexis, acquired Moreover Technologies

synopsis: LexisNexis Legal & Professional, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, announced that it has acquired Moreover Technologies, Inc., a leading global content delivery service and provider of consolidated current awareness and media management solutions.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target: Moreover Technologies
Moreover Technologies is a provider of real-time information management solutions, delivering essential online information in time to impact business decisions.
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announced 7/22/2014 via GlobeNewswire

LexisNexis, will purchase Canadian Legal Assets from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer announced that it has signed an agreement to divest its Canadian legal publishing activities to LexisNexis. The Canadian legal assets to be sold include print and online information products for law firms, corporate counsel, and human resources professionals.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
The Canadian legal assets of Wolters Kluwer include print and online information products for law firms, corporate counsel, and human resources professionals. The group has approximately 50 employees.
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ADERANT Holdings, Inc., acquired Redwood Analytics, Inc.

synopsis: Aderant acquired Redwood Analytics, a business intelligence software company that supports more than 170 large law firm clients worldwide. Aderant say the acquisition demonstrates Aderant’s commitment to investing in business intelligence and providing its clients best-in-class software and access to the industry’s leading subject matter experts.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: ADERANT Holdings, Inc.
Aderant is a global provider of comprehensive business management software for law and professional services firms. Its suite of solutions includes: business development, calendar/docket matter management with built-in court rules, client relationship management, and more. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Redwood Analytics, Inc.
Redwood Analytics is the leading provider of business intelligence software and services for the legal industry. Its solutions enable law firms to analyze and monitor performance, focusing on the most significant drivers of the business of law.
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closed 11/4/2013 via PR Newswire

LexisNexis, acquired LegalStudio

synopsis: LexisNexis®, a leading global provider of content and technology solutions, announced it has acquired legal information provider, LegalStudio®. LegalStudio is known throughout China for its tailor-made bilingual awareness and practice materials. They offer legal and tax news together with model contract templates, and a law and case database.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target: LegalStudio
LegalStudio is a provider of comprehensive legal and tax know-how services for China. LegalStudio provides bilingual online legal and tax know-how services giving law departments and law firms, and tax departments and accounting firms, access to reliable, practical, awareness, know-how and analysis.
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closed 9/11/2013 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis, acquired Enclarity, Inc.

synopsis: LexisNexis, a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, announced the acquisition of Enclarity, Inc. an industry-leading health care provider data and information solutions company.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target parent: Bain Capital
target: Enclarity, Inc.
Enclarity provides technology and information services that significantly improve the integrity and reliability of healthcare data to enhance financial and operational results.
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closed 8/7/2013 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis, acquired WorldCompliance

synopsis: Reed Elsevier, the parent company of LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, announced it has acquired the remaining 55 percent of WorldCompliance. WorldCompliance is a leading provider of customer and vendor screening content used for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target: WorldCompliance
WorldCompliance has the most comprehensive database of profiles of individuals and organizations that pose a potential risk to the financial system. Their solutions provide a means to stay in compliance with mounting regulatory requirements while protecting the organization’s reputation.
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closed 5/22/2013 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis, acquired Sheshunoff Information Services Inc.

synopsis: LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, together with Reed Elsevier Properties SA, has acquired the acclaimed publishing brands and businesses of Sheshunoff™ and A.S. Pratt from the Thompson Media Group. The Sheshunoff collection of publications includes more than 100 titles offering expert information critical for the financial services industry.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target parent: Thompson Media Group LLC
target: Sheshunoff Information Services Inc.
Both the Sheshunoff and A.S. Pratt collections are offered through Sheshunoff Information Services. It leads the market with its actionable guidance in the areas of regulatory compliance, eLearning, operations and management
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closed 3/5/2013 via Market Wire

First Advantage Corporation, purchased Screening business from LexisNexis Risk Solutions

synopsis: First Advantage, a Symphony Technology Group company and a leading global provider of comprehensive talent acquisition solutions, announced that its acquisition of the employment and resident screening business of LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a division of Reed Elsevier, has closed.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage is a provider of talent acquisition solutions including employment background screening, occupational health services, applicant tracking systems, skills and behavioral assessments, and business tax consulting services. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: LexisNexis Risk Solutions
The screening business of LexisNexis provides everything from in-depth criminal background checks and drug/alcohol screening to employment verification and time-saving post-hire solutions.
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closed 1/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

LexisNexis, acquired Knowledge Mosaic LLC

synopsis: LexisNexis announced it acquired Knowledge Mosaic Inc. The Knowledge Mosaic research and current awareness platform is an indispensable resource with a complete collection of federal laws and regulations.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target: Knowledge Mosaic LLC
Knowledge Mosaic LLC provides online information resources for legal professionals who work in highly regulated industries. Its websites offer single points of access for regulatory information, providing an integrated, query-intensive platform for legal research and analysis.
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closed 11/14/2012 via BusinessWire

File & Serve merged with CaseFileXpress,

synopsis: File & ServeXpress, a newly formed entity led by the management of CaseFileXpress, announced the acquisitions of File & Serve and CaseFileXpress. File & ServeXpress combines the capabilities of two e-Filing and e-Service providers for attorneys and courts, while maintaining the existing management and delivery teams of both organizations.
buyer: CaseFileXpress
CaseFileXpress offers a web-based service that allows attorney and legal assistants to file case pleadings and supporting documents to court clerks and serve the opposing counsel electronically. Legal professionals now have a way to deliver court documents in a reliable, secure and timely manner. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: File & Serve
File & Serve is the industry leader solely focused on providing electronic filing and document service solutions to the legal market. File & Serve also allows users access to publicly-filed court documents.
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closed 9/5/2012 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis, acquired EDIWatch, Inc.

synopsis: LexisNexis® Risk Solutions announced it has acquired EDIWatch, Inc., a privately-held leading provider of fraud, waste and abuse technology solutions exclusively for the health care payer industry. EDIWatch's operations will be integrated into the Health Care business unit of LexisNexis Risk Solutions.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target: EDIWatch, Inc.
EDIWatch Inc. is a leading provider of anti-fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) technology solutions exclusively for the health care payor industry. For more than a decade, EDIWatch has delivered leading-edge products and services that support every aspect of FWA prevention, detection and recovery.
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closed 8/7/2013 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis, acquired WorldCompliance

synopsis: Reed Elsevier, the parent company of LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, announced it has acquired the remaining 55 percent of WorldCompliance. WorldCompliance is a leading provider of customer and vendor screening content used for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target: WorldCompliance
WorldCompliance has the most comprehensive database of profiles of individuals and organizations that pose a potential risk to the financial system. Their solutions provide a means to stay in compliance with mounting regulatory requirements while protecting the organization’s reputation.
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closed 3/29/2019 via Company Press Release

vLex, acquired Justis Publishing Ltd

synopsis: vLex announces the acquisition of Justis Publishing Ltd., a UK-based leader in online legal publishing with clients in over 40 countries. Spain’s vLex delivers legal intelligence through personalization, global coverage, and artificial intelligence.
buyer: vLex
Spain’s vLex delivers legal intelligence through personalization, global coverage, and artificial intelligence. vLex’s intuitive platforms, tailored to the geographic, topical and functional need are powered by leading global innovations and the latest in machine learning advances. "
target: Justis Publishing Ltd
Headquartered in London, Justis is at the forefront of the digital dissemination of legal information. JustisOne, its flagship legal research platform is trusted by law institutions around the world. Their unique software brings new ways to search, interpret and analyze legal information.
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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 1/10/2018 via PR Web

Fastcase, Inc., acquired Docket Alarm

synopsis: Fastcase announced its expansion into the federal and state docket alerts, legal news and data analytics markets with its acquisition of Docket Alarm. Docket Alarm provides advanced analytical capabilities, customizable real-time litigation alerts, case prediction indicators, and technology-driven research tools for the legal analytics market.
buyer: Fastcase, Inc.
As the smarter alternative for legal research, Fastcase democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of Web search, Fastcase helps busy users sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first. "
target: Docket Alarm
Docket Alarm provides advanced analytical capabilities, customizable real-time litigation alerts, case prediction indicators, and technology-driven research tools for the legal analytics market.
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closed 9/30/2015 via PR Newswire

Opus Global Group, acquired Alacra, Inc.

synopsis: Opus Global, a provider of SaaS-based compliance solutions, has acquired Alacra, a provider of Know Your Customer, Anti-Money Laundering and Reference Data business information solutions. The integration of Alacra will create an unmatched combination of compliance data with third party management excellence and network-based information exchange.
buyer: Opus Global Group (BUSE:OPUS:$160.13)
Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Opus Global’s mission is to establish itself as a long-term partner capable of delivering significant value to businesses through the aggregation of content, software-based solutions, and related services. "
target: Alacra, Inc.
Alacra develops workflow applications that enable 300,000 end users to find, organize, analyze and present mission-critical business information. With nearly 175 unique databases available to their clients, Alacra has the largest collection of premium business information in the world.
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closed 3/14/2014 via BusinessWire

Fitch Ratings Ltd., acquired Business Monitor International

synopsis: Fitch Group, a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries, announced it has acquired Business Monitor International (BMI), an independent provider of country risk and industry analysis specializing in emerging and frontier markets.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Fitch Ratings Ltd. (:$693.00)
Dual-headquartered in New York and London with over 50 offices worldwide, Fitch Ratings is a global rating agency dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, research and data. "
target: Business Monitor International
Business Monitor International is a print and online publisher of specialist business information on global emerging markets. It integrates country risk and industry analysis and forecasts on global, regional, and country level developments and trends across 200 countries and 24 industry verticals.
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closed 10/2/2012 via BusinessWire

Cannondale Investments, acquired OneSource, Inc.

synopsis: GTCR, a leading private equity firm, announced it has acquired OneSource Information Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Infogroup, Inc. This acquisition will be completed through GTCR’s previously established partnership with Cannondale Investments and Joseph Ripp. OneSource provides online business information and sales intelligence solutions.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cannondale Investments
Cannondale Investments is a platform company focused on acquiring data-enabled information services firms that deliver timely and actionable data to their clients. The company was formed through a partnership with GTCR Golder Rauner, LLC, a private equity firm. "
target parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
target: OneSource, Inc.
OneSource provides online business information and sales intelligence solutions. The company has two core products which are Business Browser and iSell. On top of its core information solutions, it provides application integration, data analysis, and research and business consulting services.
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closed 9/3/2012 via Reuters

CCH Incorporated, acquired BSI Media

synopsis: Global tax authority Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announced it has acquired the assets of BSI Media, a leading provider of timely international tax, legal, business and investment information. BSI Media will become part of CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: CCH Incorporated
CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, is the leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services for professionals. CCH is part of the global tax and accounting leader, Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting. "
target: BSI Media
BSI Media publishes some of the most respected internet publications in the fields of business, tax, law and investment. They've been publishing quality content since 1992, and quickly made the transition from print to digital publishing in the late 1990s.
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closed 7/21/2010 via BusinessWire

VerdictSearch, acquired Verdict Research Group, Inc.

synopsis: VerdictSearch, the nation's leading source of verdict and settlement news and research, announced the acquisition of Verdict Research Group, Inc. ("VRG"). VRG data and publications include The Connecticut Verdict Reporter, Carolina Verdict Reporter, The Georgia Trial Reporter, The Massachusetts Verdict Reporter and many others.
buyer parent: ALM Media Properties, LLC
buyer: VerdictSearch
The VerdictSearch online database provides 24x7 access to detailed case reports from around the nation, with hundreds of new cases added each month. The website offers full-text search or search by 15 different parameters, including injury, case type, name, date or plaintiff's criteria. "
target: Verdict Research Group, Inc.
Verdict Research Group, the parent company of verdicts.com, was founded in 1987. It was born in response to the absence of regular and reliable source of local jury verdicts. Verdict publishes; The Ohio Trial Reporter, The Michigan Trial Reporter, The Georgia Trial Reporter and many others.
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closed 12/4/2007 via paidContent.org

Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., acquired Allbusiness.com

synopsis: Online business resource AllBusiness.com has been acquired by Dun & Bradstreet for approximately $55 million to enhance its internet presence. The site will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of the veteran commercial info company with Kathy Yates remaining as CEO.
buyer: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. (DNB:$1,813.10)
Dun & Bradstreet is the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, enabling companies to Decide with Confidence® for 169 years. D&B’s global commercial database contains more than 168 million business records. "
target: Allbusiness.com
AllBusiness.com is an online media and e-commerce company that operates one of the premier business sites on the Web. The site has received critical acclaim from The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business 2.0, Fortune, and other publications.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/17/2006 via Company Press Release

Grey House Publishing, acquired Micromedia

synopsis: ProQuest Information and Learning announced the sale of its directories program, published by Toronto-based Micromedia ProQuest, to Grey House Publishing of Millerton, New York.
buyer: Grey House Publishing
Grey House Publishing produces and publishes information products in the business, health, statistical, and demographic fields. It publishes covering the Mail Order, Food & Beverage, Venture Capital, and Security industries, as well as several databases in the Health and Education fields. "
target parent: Voyager Learning Company
target: Micromedia
Micromedia ProQuest is Canada's leading publisher and distributor of proprietary and third-party financial, bibliographic, and directory database products for the academic, corporate K-12 and library markets.
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closed 12/15/2006 via

Dow Jones & Company, Inc., acquired Factiva

synopsis: Dow Jones & Co. on Wednesday will pay $160 million to take full control of the Factiva news-search service from current partner Reuters Group, as it looks to reduce its dependence on print revenue sources in an era increasingly geared toward online information. Terms call for Dow Jones to pay $153 million in cash and $7 million in preferred stock.
buyer: Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (:$1,769.69)
Dow Jones & Company is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review. "
target parent: Reuters Group PLC
target: Factiva
Factiva provides world-class global news and business information through its Web sites and content integration solutions. Factiva’s mission is to be the indispensable provider of business info and customized solutions which inspire its customers' best business decisions, globally and locally.
price ($mm)
$173*
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announced 6/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cerved Group SpA, will acquire SpazioDati

synopsis: Cerved Group strengthens its presence in digital marketing with the acquisition of Italian SpazioDati. SpazioDati S.r.l. provides enterprise data solutions. It builds a knowledge-graph accessible through simple APIs on dandelion.eu. by using big data and semantic web technologies. SpazioDatti also offers Atoka, a provider of B2B Lead Generation.
buyer: Cerved Group SpA (BIT:CERV:$477.91)
Cerved is a primary operator in Italy in the analysis of credit risk and one of the main rating agencies in Europe. Cerved, through Cerved Credit Management, is also a primary independent market operator in offering services related to the assessment and management of credit positions. "
target: SpazioDati
SpazioDati S.r.l. provides enterprise data solutions. It builds a knowledge-graph accessible through simple APIs on dandelion.eu. by using big data and semantic web technologies. SpazioDatti also offers Atoka, a provider of B2B Lead Generation on over 6 million companies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 8/4/2015 via BusinessWire

Relevate merged with DataMentors, Inc.,

synopsis: DataMentors, a leader of data quality and integration, business intelligence and Data-as-a-Service, and Relevate, a leading marketing data and services provider have announced their merger. With the close of this merger, DataMentors and Relevate form the industry's leading provider of Data-as-a-Service (DaaS).
buyer: DataMentors, Inc.
DataMentors is a Data-as-a-Service provider, helping brands achieve growth with highly robust marketing data, technology, and analytics solutions. Their solutions leverage the modern data ecosystem and real-time data analytics to create an "always on" dataset of consumers where purchase is imminent."
target: Relevate
For over 36 years Relevate has provided some of the world's most prominent brands with highly robust data solutions and data-management services. Relevate analyzes and interprets data to give clients the most powerful and comprehensive data solutions in the data industry.
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closed 7/9/2014 via Company Press Release

Database Consultants Australia, acquired IncNet Australia

synopsis: DCA’s expansion continues with the acquisition of the market-leading IncNet database business. The company is regarded as the best business-marketing database, as well as the pre-eminent business-to-business data source for marketers, across both Australia and New Zealand.
buyer parent: Integrated Parking Solutions, Inc.
buyer: Database Consultants Australia
Database Consultants Australia (DCA) is a data management and software development company that specialises in providing customer management applications based around innovative database marketing services, advanced data integration and delivery technologies. "
target: IncNet Australia
IncNet is regarded as the best business-marketing database, as well as the pre-eminent business-to-business data source for marketers, across both Australia and New Zealand. It offers a range of quality data attributes about the top 50,000 companies in each of these countries.
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closed 2/18/2013 via RTT News

CVC Capital Partners, acquired Cerved Group SpA

synopsis: UK-based private equity firm CVC Capital Partners Ltd. agreed to acquire Italian data company Cerved Group SpA from its private equity owners Bain Capital, LLC and Clessidra SGR S.p.A. The completion of the deal is subject to customary competition clearances. Cerved has the most comprehensive database of corporate information in Italy.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners is one of the world's leading private equity and investment advisory firms, with a network of 20 offices and some 250 employees throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. "
target: Cerved Group SpA (BIT:CERV:$477.91)
Cerved has the most comprehensive database of corporate information in Italy, including corporate and financial details, payment history, customer and supplier relationships, and proprietary information sourced through its own network of interviewers.
price ($mm)
$1,491
rev ($mm)
$385
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

Perfect Information, acquired Venture Business Research Limited

synopsis: In the UK, publishing and events group Centaur Media plc has acquired data and analytics firm Venture Business Research Limited (VBR), which focuses on the clean energy and global security sectors. VBR will be integrated into Centaur's Perfect Information Ltd.
buyer parent: Centaur Media plc
buyer: Perfect Information
Perfect Information was established in 1991 to provide workflow solutions and global financial information for the top 100 investment banks, brokerage firms, consultancies and the top 75 law firms. "
target: Venture Business Research Limited
VB/Research is a leading provider of business news, financial news, data and analytics on high-growth sectors. The company's global network of journalists and analysts continously monitors trends, deal flow, government initiatives and market activities in the sectors it covers.
price ($mm)
$3.91
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
15.0x
EV / EBITDA
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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closed 2/26/2018 via PR Newswire

S&P Global Market Intelligence, acquired Panjiva

synopsis: S&P Global, a leading provider of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide, announced that it has acquired Panjiva, Inc., the authoritative and most comprehensive information source for the global trade community.
buyer parent: S&P Global
buyer: S&P Global Market Intelligence
S&P Global Market Intelligence is a leading provider of financial and industry data, research, news and analytics to investment professionals, government agencies, corporations, and universities worldwide. "
target: Panjiva
Panjiva is the authoritative and most comprehensive information source for the global trade community. The company’s sophisticated technology makes sense of massive amounts of diverse, fragmented data on more than 10 million companies across 190 countries.
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closed 12/23/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Descartes Systems Group Inc., acquired Datamyne

synopsis: Descartes Systems Group, the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce via the Global Logistics Network (GLN), announced that it has acquired Datamyne, a leading provider of cloud-based trade data content solutions for customers to analyze import and export trade activity.
buyer: Descartes Systems Group Inc. (DSGX:$312.60)
Descartes is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Customers use their modular, software-as-a-service solutions to complete numerous logistics processes. "
target: Datamyne
Founded in 1992, Datamyne has claimed a top-ranked position in the highly competitive US market for trade data. Datamyne offers the best value in business intelligence: easy access, with expert support, at an affordable price, to the world's largest searchable trade database.
price ($mm)
$53
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Net Income ($mm)
$274.40
Employees
7100
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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: BIT:CERV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cerved Group SpA
Cerved Group SpA
Cerved is a leading Information Provider in Italy and one of the major rating agencies in Europe. Cerved is the Italian leader in credit risk analysis and the top independent market player for credit management.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$477.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$201.85
EBIT ($mm)
$143.63
Net Income ($mm)
$69.91
Employees
1992
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Ticker: NYSE:EFX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equifax, Inc.
Equifax, Inc.
Equifax is a global leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions that provide businesses of all sizes and consumers with insight and information they can trust. Equifax organizes and assimilates data on more than 600 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$3,415.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$850.70
EBIT ($mm)
$541.20
Net Income ($mm)
$446.50
Employees
10300
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Ticker: BSE:532835
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ICRA Limited
ICRA Limited operates as a credit rating agency in India. The company provides consulting services, including strategy, risk management, regulatory economics, transaction advisory, and process re-engineering services to banks and more.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$50.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.92
EBIT ($mm)
$13.75
Net Income ($mm)
$11.40
Employees
62
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Ticker: SZSE:002315
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Focus Technology Co., Ltd.
Focus Technology Co., Ltd.
Focus Technology Co., Ltd. is the business-to-business e-commerce innovator and leader in China. It has been helping small and medium-sized enterprises conduct global trade. It operates Made-in-China who provides selling and buying information for both China suppliers and global buyers.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$79.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.75)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.11)
Net Income ($mm)
$18.58
Employees
1855
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Ticker: NasdaqGM:COGT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cogint, Inc.
Cogint, Inc.
Cogint is a data and analytics company providing cloud-based, mission-critical information and performance marketing solutions to enterprises in a variety of industries. They transform data into intelligence utilizing their proprietary technology platforms to solve complex problems for clients.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$210.16
EBITDA ($mm)
($14.55)
EBIT ($mm)
($28.45)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
200
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Ticker: MCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moody's Corporation
Moody's Corporation
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,656.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,172.90
EBIT ($mm)
$1,974.70
Net Income ($mm)
$1,312.90
Employees
13725
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lombardi Media Corporation
Lombardi Media Corporation is a publishing and direct marketing company. The Corporation publishes consumer newsletters, books and information databases in print and on-line format for approximately 250,000 customers.
year
2001
rev ($mm)
$16.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.00
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: BIT:IEG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italian Exhibition Group
Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is the Italian leader in the organization of trade expos and one of the main players in Europe in the expo and conference sector, with its venues in Rimini and Vicenza. The group organizes events for food & beverage, jewelry & fashion, tourism, hospitality, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$202.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$41.43
EBIT ($mm)
$28.08
Net Income ($mm)
$14.45
Employees
307
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Ticker: RBCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RBC Holding
RBC is one of Russia's largest and most dynamic media companies. It operates in the Internet, television and print media segments. RBC occupies a leading position on the business information market in Russia and the CIS, and is expanding its presence in the area of general interest Internet.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$144.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.98
EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: BIT:DIG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital360
Digital360 is the leading group in Italy in the B2B offering of editorial content, communication and marketing services, lead generation, events and webinars, advisory, advocacy and coaching, in the context of Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurial Innovation. They are based in Milano, Italy.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$15.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1.02
Net Income ($mm)
$0.38
Employees
0
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