Like Interactive Data, LLC

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 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 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:$2,696.90)
As a global leader in information and risk management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. TransUnion delivers high quality data and integrates advanced analytics and enhanced decision-making capabilities. "
target: TLO
TLO has reinvented the data-fusion industry for research and investigative needs. Their flagship product, TLOxp, provides the most accurate, actionable information that can be used for identity authentication, fraud prevention and detection, legislative compliance, and debt recovery.
price ($mm)
$154
rev ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
$112
rev ($mm)
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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 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 $330 million has closed. ACAMS is the largest international membership organization.
buyer parent: DeVry Education Group
buyer: Becker Professional Education
Becker Professional Education is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. Professionals have prepared to advance their careers through its CPA Exam Review, ACCA Courses, CMA Exam Review, PMP Exam Review, USMLE Review and more. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: ACAMS Moneylaundering.com
ACAMS is the largest international membership organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and skills of Anti-Money Laundering and financial crime prevention professionals with resources designed to develop and sharpen the skills required for superior job performance and career advancement.
price ($mm)
$330
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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 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 2/4/2020 via PR Newswire

Cboe Global Markets, Inc., acquired Hanweck Associates, LLC

synopsis: Cboe Global Markets, Inc. has acquired Hanweck Associates, LLC, a real-time risk analytics company. Hanweck is expected to help Cboe clients better understand how their balance sheet is optimized through real-time margin calculations of non-linear instruments and analytics that optimize portfolio allocations and hedges.
buyer: Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (CBOE:$2,815.00)
Cboe is one of the world's largest exchange holding companies, offering cutting-edge trading and investment solutions to investors. The company is committed to defining markets and driving global marketplaces forward through product innovation, leading-edge technology and seamless trading solutions."
target: Hanweck Associates, LLC
Hanweck is the leading provider of real-time risk analytics on global derivatives market. The firm's data brings visibility and clarity to capital and balance sheet constraints of banks, broker/dealers, hedge funds, central counterparties, and exchanges.
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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 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 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:$4,449.00)
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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closed 9/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Atradius N.V., acquired Graydon Holding N.V.

synopsis: Atradius N.V., a leading international credit insurance, surety and collections company announced its acquisition of 55% of the shares in Graydon Holding N.V., one of the world's leading business information providers. With this acquisition Atradius, which already owned a 45% stake in Graydon will become the sole shareholder.
buyer parent: Catalana Occidente
buyer: Atradius N.V.
Atradius provides trade credit insurance, surety and collections services worldwide through a strategic presence in 50 countries. Atradius has access to credit information on 200 million companies worldwide. "
target: Graydon Holding N.V.
Graydon provides business information solutions for Credit Management & Collections, Marketing Intelligence and Risk & Compliance. By converting data into innovative business insights, Graydon helps companies to identify commercial opportunities and reduce risks.
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closed 1/18/2013 via PR Newswire

CoreLogic, Inc., acquired RiskMeter Online

synopsis: CoreLogic® announced the acquisition of CDS Business Mapping, LLC. CDS Business Mapping's primary offering is RiskMeter Online. It delivers critical underwriting information to over 700 insurance carriers, agents and brokers nationwide through real-time reports that identify property-specific geographic hazards.
buyer: CoreLogic, Inc. (CLGX:$1,739.51)
CoreLogic is a provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services to business and government. CoreLogic develops predictive decision analytics and provides business services that bring dynamic insight and transparency to the markets it serves. "
target: RiskMeter Online
CDS Business Mapping, LLC. was founded in 1994 as a digital mapping sales and consulting company. The company's primary offering is the RiskMeter Online, a real-time underwriting application based upon mapping technology which is used by underwriters and agents to automate property lookups.
price ($mm)
$78
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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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 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 8/12/2014 via BusinessWire

MSCI Inc., acquired GMI Ratings

synopsis: MSCI Inc., a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, announced that it has completed the acquisition of GMI Ratings, a provider of corporate governance research and ratings on over 6,000 companies worldwide.
buyer: MSCI Inc. (MSCI:$1,476.56)
MSCI is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to around 6,200 clients worldwide, ranging from large pension plans to boutique hedge funds. They offer a range of products and services - including indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools. "
target: GMI Ratings
GMI Ratings is an independent provider of research and ratings on environmental, social, governance and accounting-related risks affecting the performance of public companies. They help investors assess the sustainable investment value of corporations.
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closed 7/22/2010 via Market Wire

The Corporate Library merged with GovernanceMetrics International,

synopsis: The Corporate Library and GovernanceMetrics International (GMI) announced they have merged, uniting two leading global corporate governance research and risk rating firms. This merger creates the world's leading independent firm dedicated to the development and sale of corporate governance risk ratings.
buyer parent: GovernanceMetrics International
buyer: GovernanceMetrics International
GovernanceMetrics International (GMI) is the largest independent provider of global corporate governance research, ratings and risk analysis. GMI provides in-depth coverage of 4,200 companies, including the complete MSCI World Index and extensive Emerging Market coverage. "
target parent: The Corporate Library
target: The Corporate Library
The Corporate Library has been the leading independent firm providing corporate governance research, advisory and risk analysis solutions. They rate companies on a proprietary set of governance risk factors, allowing businesses to evaluate governance as an element of investment and other risk.
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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 9/19/2008 via PR Newswire

LexisNexis, acquired ChoicePoint, Inc.

synopsis: Reed Elsevier announced that its acquisition of ChoicePoint Inc has been completed. On 21 February 2008, Reed Elsevier announced that it had reached agreement to acquire ChoicePoint for a total cost of $4.1 billion. On 16 September 2008 Reed Elsevier announced that the acquisition had received clearance from the US Federal Trade Commission.
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading provider of information and services solutions, including its flagship Web-based Lexis(R) and Nexis(R) research services, to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. "
target: ChoicePoint, Inc.
ChoicePoint helps businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations make better decisions through information and technology solutions.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,442 [$4,032]
rev ($mm)
$982
EBITDA ($mm)
$274
EV / rev
4.3x
EV / EBITDA
15.4x
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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announced 11/17/2015 via BusinessWire

IDI, Inc., will acquire Fluent Inc.

synopsis: IDI, Inc., an information solutions provider, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Fluent, Inc., a leader in people-based digital marketing and customer acquisition, serving over 500 leading brands and direct marketers. Fluent enables advertisers to more effectively target and acquire their most valuable customers.
buyer: IDI, Inc. (NasdaqGM:COGT:$210.16)
IDI, Inc. is an information solutions provider focused on the multi-billion dollar data fusion market. IDI delivers otherwise unattainable insight into the ever-expanding universe of consumer- and business-centric data. "
target: Fluent Inc. (FLNT:$260.85)
Fluent is an industry leader in people-based digital marketing and customer acquisition. The company’s proprietary audience data and robust ad-serving technology enables marketers to acquire their best customers, with precision, at a massive scale.
price ($mm)
$255
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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 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 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 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:$2,696.90)
As a global leader in information and risk management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. TransUnion delivers high quality data and integrates advanced analytics and enhanced decision-making capabilities. "
target: TLO
TLO has reinvented the data-fusion industry for research and investigative needs. Their flagship product, TLOxp, provides the most accurate, actionable information that can be used for identity authentication, fraud prevention and detection, legislative compliance, and debt recovery.
price ($mm)
$154
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
$112
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 9/19/2008 via PR Newswire

LexisNexis, acquired ChoicePoint, Inc.

synopsis: Reed Elsevier announced that its acquisition of ChoicePoint Inc has been completed. On 21 February 2008, Reed Elsevier announced that it had reached agreement to acquire ChoicePoint for a total cost of $4.1 billion. On 16 September 2008 Reed Elsevier announced that the acquisition had received clearance from the US Federal Trade Commission.
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading provider of information and services solutions, including its flagship Web-based Lexis(R) and Nexis(R) research services, to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. "
target: ChoicePoint, Inc.
ChoicePoint helps businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations make better decisions through information and technology solutions.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,442 [$4,032]
rev ($mm)
$982
EBITDA ($mm)
$274
EV / rev
4.3x
EV / EBITDA
15.4x
closed 5/22/2006 via BusinessWire

ID Insight, Inc., acquired Loss Control Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Today ID Insight Inc, provider of analytics-based fraud detection solutions, has announced its acquisition of Loss Control Technologies Inc. (LCT), a Florida-based data provider.
buyer: ID Insight, Inc.
ID Insight Incorporated was founded in 2002 by recognized leaders in the risk and fraud industry. ID Insight is a specialized provider of innovative identity theft detection tools for the financial services industry. "
target: Loss Control Technologies, Inc.
Loss Control Technologies has been helping businesses in multiple industries protect themselves from fraud. Particularly in the banking and insurance markets, LCT provides its clients with data containing high-risk addresses and access points known to be predictive of fraudulent activity.
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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 $330 million has closed. ACAMS is the largest international membership organization.
buyer parent: DeVry Education Group
buyer: Becker Professional Education
Becker Professional Education is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. Professionals have prepared to advance their careers through its CPA Exam Review, ACCA Courses, CMA Exam Review, PMP Exam Review, USMLE Review and more. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: ACAMS Moneylaundering.com
ACAMS is the largest international membership organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and skills of Anti-Money Laundering and financial crime prevention professionals with resources designed to develop and sharpen the skills required for superior job performance and career advancement.
price ($mm)
$330
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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 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 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

Motorola Solutions, Inc., acquired VaaS International Holdings

synopsis: Motorola Solutions, Inc. announced it has acquired VaaS International Holdings, Inc. (VaaS), the leading global provider of AI-driven image capture and analysis technology. They are structured as a holding company with two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Digital Recognition Network (DRN) and Vigilant Solutions.
buyer: Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI:$7,643.00)
Motorola Solutions, Inc. provides mission-critical communications products and services to public safety and commercial customers around the world. Their innovations, products, and services play essential roles in people's lives. "
target: VaaS International Holdings
VaaS (Video Analysis as a Service) International Holdings, Inc. is the leading global provider of AI-driven image capture and analysis technology. They are structured as a holding company with two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Digital Recognition Network (DRN) and Vigilant Solutions.
price ($mm)
$445
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/16/2011 via PR Newswire

Thomson Reuters, acquired World-Check

synopsis: Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, has announced the acquisition of World-Check, a leading global provider of financial crime and corruption prevention information.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,921.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target parent: Spectrum Equity
target: World-Check
World-Check, the leading global provider of highly structured risk intelligence, offers banks, institutional lenders, lawyers, accounting firms and other regulated financial services providers a comprehensive solution for meeting their regulatory compliance requirements.
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closed 2/4/2020 via PR Newswire

Cboe Global Markets, Inc., acquired Hanweck Associates, LLC

synopsis: Cboe Global Markets, Inc. has acquired Hanweck Associates, LLC, a real-time risk analytics company. Hanweck is expected to help Cboe clients better understand how their balance sheet is optimized through real-time margin calculations of non-linear instruments and analytics that optimize portfolio allocations and hedges.
buyer: Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (CBOE:$2,815.00)
Cboe is one of the world's largest exchange holding companies, offering cutting-edge trading and investment solutions to investors. The company is committed to defining markets and driving global marketplaces forward through product innovation, leading-edge technology and seamless trading solutions."
target: Hanweck Associates, LLC
Hanweck is the leading provider of real-time risk analytics on global derivatives market. The firm's data brings visibility and clarity to capital and balance sheet constraints of banks, broker/dealers, hedge funds, central counterparties, and exchanges.
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announced 7/27/2019 via Financial Times

London Stock Exchange Group, will acquire Refinitiv

synopsis: London Stock Exchange Group, a diversified international market infrastructure and capital markets business sitting at the heart of the world's financial community, will acquire Refinitiv, a company that provides information, insights and technology that drive innovation and performance in global financial markets.
buyer: London Stock Exchange Group (LSE:LSE:$3,165.11)
London Stock Exchange Group is a diversified international market infrastructure and capital markets business sitting at the heart of the world's financial community. The Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: Refinitiv
Refinitiv provides information, insights and technology that drive innovation and performance in global financial markets. Their heritage of integrity enables customers to make critical decisions with confidence while their best-in-class data and cutting-edge technologies enable greater opportunity.
price ($mm)
$27,000
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closed 10/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced that it has closed the sale of a 55% interest in the company's Financial & Risk business to private equity funds managed by Blackstone. The Financial & Risk business is now known as Refinitiv. The unit provides research and analysis tools to financial markets professionals.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$2,983.13)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. Tactical Opportunities is Blackstone's opportunistic investment platform. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk
The acquisition includes the financial and risk division of Thomson Reuters. The unit provides research and analysis tools to financial markets professionals. Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of news and information for professional markets.
price ($mm)
$11,000*
rev ($mm)
$6,112
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,916
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
10.4x
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 6/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Infonet Srl merged with Ribes S.p.A.,

synopsis: Ribes S.p.A., a company that provides business information to Italian banks, has merged with Infonet Srl, a company that provides information on the reliability of its economic counterparts in order to optimize protection from the credit risk of banks, companies and professionals.
buyer parent: Tecnoinvestimenti S.p.A
buyer: Ribes S.p.A.
Ribes S.p.A. provides business information to Italian banks. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Milan, Italy. They assess the value of real estate collateral during the granting of a loan. "
target: Infonet Srl
Infonet is an innovative partner for over 15 years in the service sector of Business & Credit Information and provides information on the reliability of its economic counterparts in order to optimize protection from the credit risk of banks, companies and professionals.
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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 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:$4,449.00)
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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closed 9/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Atradius N.V., acquired Graydon Holding N.V.

synopsis: Atradius N.V., a leading international credit insurance, surety and collections company announced its acquisition of 55% of the shares in Graydon Holding N.V., one of the world's leading business information providers. With this acquisition Atradius, which already owned a 45% stake in Graydon will become the sole shareholder.
buyer parent: Catalana Occidente
buyer: Atradius N.V.
Atradius provides trade credit insurance, surety and collections services worldwide through a strategic presence in 50 countries. Atradius has access to credit information on 200 million companies worldwide. "
target: Graydon Holding N.V.
Graydon provides business information solutions for Credit Management & Collections, Marketing Intelligence and Risk & Compliance. By converting data into innovative business insights, Graydon helps companies to identify commercial opportunities and reduce risks.
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