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closed 5/19/2015 via Company Press Release

Verisk Analytics, Inc., acquired Wood Mackenzie

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Wood Mackenzie, a global leader in data analytics and commercial intelligence for the energy, chemicals, metals and mining verticals.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,544.20)
Verisk Analytics is a leading provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, and risk management. Verisk Analytics helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: Wood Mackenzie
Wood Mackenzie is a global leader in commercial intelligence for the energy, chemicals, metals and mining industries, providing objective analysis and advice on assets, companies, and markets to leading international/national energy and metals companies as well as financial institutions and govts.
price ($mm)
$2,790
rev ($mm)
$354
EBITDA ($mm)
$167
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7.9x
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16.7x
announced 5/23/2016 via Reuters

General Atlantic, LLC, will acquire Argus Media Ltd.

synopsis: US investment firm General Atlantic will acquire a majority stake in Argus Media, a leading provider of data on prices and fundamentals, news, analysis, consultancy services and conferences for the global crude, oil products, LPG, natural gas, electricity, coal, emissions, bioenergy, fertilizer, petrochemical, metals and transportation industries.
buyer: General Atlantic, LLC
General Atlantic is a leading global growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. It combines a collaborative global approach, sector specific expertise, a long-term investment horizon and a deep understanding of growth drivers to partner with great entrepreneurs."
target: Argus Media Ltd.
Argus is a leading provider of data on prices and fundamentals, news, analysis, consultancy services and conferences for the global crude, oil products, LPG, natural gas, electricity, coal, emissions, bioenergy, fertilizer, petrochemical, metals and transportation industries.
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closed 7/17/2014 via PR Newswire

Platts, acquired Eclipse Energy Group

synopsis: Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information provider, announced that it has acquired London-based Eclipse Energy Group, a privately owned provider of data and analysis on the European gas, power and global liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: Platts
Platts is a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals and metals intelligence and a premier source of benchmark prices for the physical and futures markets. Platts is headquartered in New York with approximately 900 employees in more than 15 offices worldwide. "
target: Eclipse Energy Group
Eclipse Energy provides price forecasts, scenarios, country analysis, fundamental market data, news and commentary on gas and power markets in the U.K. and Europe to a blue-chip client base of energy companies and financial institutions.
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closed 7/4/2012 via Wall Street Journal

Hellman & Friedman LLC, acquired Wood Mackenzie

synopsis: Wood Mackenzie, a U.K. specialist in research and analysis for the oil, gas and mining industry, said private equity firm Hellman & Friedman will buy the company in a recapitalization deal. Following completion of the deal, Hellman & Friedman will hold a 63% stake in Wood Mackenzie.
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
Hellman & Friedman LLC is a private equity firm specializing in leveraged recapitalizations, acquisitions, buys and builds, traditional buyouts, financial restructurings, growth investments, and numerous types of minority investments. It invests in public and private companies. "
target parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners
target: Wood Mackenzie
Wood Mackenzie is the most comprehensive source of knowledge about the world's energy and metals industries. They analyse and advise on every stage along the value chain - from discovery to delivery, and beyond - to provide clients with the commercial insight that makes them stronger.
price ($mm)
$1,076*
rev ($mm)
$246
EBITDA ($mm)
$110
EV / rev
6.9x
EV / EBITDA
15.6x
closed 6/19/2009 via

Charterhouse Capital Partners, acquired Wood Mackenzie

synopsis: Candover Investments plc announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, Candover Partners Limited, has agreed to the sale of energy market research firm Wood Mackenzie, to Charterhouse Capital Partners for an enterprise value of £553 million.
buyer: Charterhouse Capital Partners
Charterhouse Capital Partners leads and invests in large European buy-outs and has been doing so since the early days of the buy-out market in the 1980's. Charterhouse Capital believes that the track record and experience combine to make us one of the most successful private equity firms in Europe. "
target parent: Candover Partners Ltd
target: Wood Mackenzie
Wood Mackenzie has been providing its unique range of consulting services and research products to the Energy and Life Sciences industries for over 30 years. Our market proposition is based on our ability to provide forward- looking insight that enables our clients to make better business decisions.
price ($mm)
$774
rev ($mm)
$136
EBITDA ($mm)
$53
EV / rev
5.7x
EV / EBITDA
14.6x
closed 8/17/2007 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., acquired John S. Herold, Inc.

synopsis: IHS Inc., a leading global provider of critical technical information, decision-support tools and strategic services, today announced the acquisition of Norwalk, CT-based John S. Herold, Inc., an independent research firm that provides in-depth analyses and key financial and operational data on more than 400 global oil and gas companies.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS is a leading global source of critical information and insight, dedicated to providing the most complete and trusted information and expertise. IHS product and service solutions span four areas of information: Energy, Product Lifecycle, Security, and Environment, all supported by Macroeconomics."
target: John S. Herold, Inc.
John S. Herold, Inc., founded in 1948, is a uniquely positioned information services company, providing online transaction databases and deal analyses essential to understanding and executing energy mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions.
price ($mm)
$48
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closed 6/8/2011 via PR Newswire

Investment Technology Group, Inc., acquired Ross Smith Energy Group

synopsis: ITG Inc., a leading agency research broker and financial technology firm, announced that it has acquired Ross Smith Energy Group ("RSEG"), an independent provider of research on the oil and gas industry. RSEG will be rebranded as ITG Investment Research and the research offering will be an integrated part of the ITG platform.
buyer: Investment Technology Group, Inc. (ITG:$505.52)
Investment Technology Group is an independent agency research broker that partners with asset managers globally to improve performance throughout the investment process. It delivers high quality institutional liquidity, execution services, analytical tools, and proprietary research insights. "
target: Ross Smith Energy Group
The Ross Smith Energy Group provides insight that supports better investment decisions. Their investor clients include those sophisticated in energy, new to energy, long-only, long-and-short, buy-and-hold, hedge funds, equity, debt and asset owners.
price ($mm)
$39
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.6x
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closed 5/24/2017 via PR Newswire

ClipperData, purchased Fuel Oil & Feedstock Trader from Axelrod Energy Projects LLC

synopsis: Axelrod Energy Projects LCC, an energy consulting and brokerage firm, and ClipperData, a leader in crude oil and petroleum product cargo tracking, announced the sale of Axelrod's Fuel Oil & Feedstock Trader to ClipperData. Fuel Oil & Feedstock Trader provides market intelligence and analysis of the world fuel oil and heavy feedstock markets.
buyer: ClipperData
ClipperData holds exclusive partnerships with the U.S. Customs & Border Patrol and Inchcape Shipping Services, the world's largest port agent. ClipperData offers the industry's most comprehensive database of waterborne flows of all crude oil and petroleum products worldwide. "
seller: Axelrod Energy Projects LLC
Fuel Oil & Feedstock Trader provides market intelligence and analysis of the world fuel oil and heavy feedstock markets to majors, state oil firms, refiners, traders, power companies, bunker suppliers, power companies, storage companies, & investment banks. The research report is published monthly.
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announced 5/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Wood Mackenzie, will acquire MAKE A/S

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, announced it has acquired MAKE, an industry-leading research and advisory business specializing in wind power.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Wood Mackenzie
Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk Analytics business, is a trusted source of commercial intelligence for the world’s natural resources sector. Wood Mackenzie empowers clients to make better strategic decisions, providing objective analysis and advice on assets, companies, and markets. "
target: MAKE A/S
MAKE is a leading source of intelligence for the renewable energy industry—specializing in onshore and offshore wind. Products include reports, access to MAKE’s proprietary databases and forecasts, analyst presentations, and direct analyst access.
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closed 7/16/2012 via PR Newswire

Argus Media Ltd., acquired DeWitt & Company Inc

synopsis: Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus Media Inc announced the acquisition of DeWitt & Company Inc (DeWitt), a provider of market assessments and business intelligence to the petrochemical industries. DeWitt provides valuable and unique intelligence on the global petrochemicals markets.
buyer: Argus Media Ltd.
Argus Media is a leading provider of price assessments, business intelligence and market data on the global crude, oil products, natural gas, electricity, coal, emissions, bioenergy, fertilizer and transportation industries. "
target: DeWitt & Company Inc
DeWitt is a leading provider of petrochemical market intelligence, pricing data and consulting services and is based in Houston, Texas. DeWitt's coverage includes aromatics, olefins, butadiene, methanol, MTBE, hydrocarbon resins and other petrochemicals.
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closed 8/5/2011 via Reuters

Thomson Reuters, acquired GFMS Limited

synopsis: Business information provider Thomson Reuters has acquired UK-based analyst firm GFMS (formerly known as Gold Fields Mineral Services). GFMS is a precious metals consultancy, specialising in research into the global gold, silver, platinum and palladium markets.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,721.00)
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: GFMS Limited
GFMS (formerly Gold Fields Mineral Services) is the world's foremost precious metals consultancy, specialising in research into the global gold, silver, platinum and palladium markets. Moreover, GFMS Metals Consultancy offers monthly and quartely reports on all the base metals and steel.
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closed 12/31/2012 via BusinessWire

Oil Price Information Service, acquired LCI Energy Insight

synopsis: Oil Price Information Service (OPIS), the nation's leading provider of petroleum spot, rack and retail news and pricing information, announced the acquisition of LCI Energy Insight. LCI is a premier provider of natural gas supply and market analysis as well as other key information and business intelligence for the North American gas industry.
buyer parent: UCG
buyer: Oil Price Information Service
Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) is the world's most comprehensive source for petroleum pricing and news information with offices in the U.S., Europe and Singapore and is the most widely accepted U.S. fuel price benchmark for supply contracts and competitive positioning. "
target: LCI Energy Insight
LCI Energy Insight, is the premier provider of specific natural gas supply and market analysis as well as other information and Intelligence for the North American Gas Industry. LCI’s primary mission is to provide timely, accurate and relevant data to the ever changing, dynamic energy industry.
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announced 12/15/2010 via PR Newswire

Platts, will acquire BENTEK Energy, LLC.

synopsis: Platts, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, announced an agreement to acquire BENTEK Energy, LLC, an energy market analytics company. BENTEK, which provides analytics and information services to a blue-chip customer base in North America, is widely recognized as the industry leader in natural gas market fundamental analysis.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: Platts
Platts, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is a leading global provider of energy and commodities information. Platts' real-time news, pricing, analytical services and conferences help markets operate with transparency and efficiency. "
target: BENTEK Energy, LLC.
BENTEK offers a comprehensive portfolio of data, information and analytics products in the natural gas and liquids sector. Its customers include the majority of the top firms in the energy industry. BENTEK also hosts Benposium, a major natural gas conference on energy market trends and dynamics.
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closed 8/1/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

DrillingInfo Inc., acquired RigData

synopsis: S&P Global Platts closed on the sale of RigData to Drillinginfo. RigData provides timely information pertaining to drilling activity in the United States, the Gulf of Mexico and western Canada for the oil and gas industry.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: DrillingInfo Inc.
Drillinginfo delivers business-critical insights to the energy, power, and commodities markets. Its state-of-the-art SaaS platform offers sophisticated technology, powerful analytics, and industry-leading data. "
target parent: S&P Global
target: RigData
RigData provides timely information pertaining to drilling activity in the United States, the Gulf of Mexico and western Canada for the oil and gas industry. With more than 30 years of experience, RigData's reports have supplied information on the life of the well as detailed by its permits.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$10
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0.0x
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closed 6/2/2016 via PR Newswire

S&P Global Platts, acquired RigData

synopsis: S&P Global Platts, the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, announced that it has acquired RigData, a provider of daily information on rig activity for the natural gas and oil markets across North America.
buyer parent: S&P Global
buyer: S&P Global Platts
S&P Global Platts is the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. S&P Global Platts coverage includes oil and gas, power, petrochemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping. "
target: RigData
RigData is the oil and gas industry’s trusted source for accurate and timely information pertaining to drilling activity in the United States, the Gulf of Mexico and Canada.
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closed 5/2/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Hart Energy Publishing, LLLP, acquired Subsea Engineering News

synopsis: Hart Energy has acquired Subsea Engineering News, a digital newsletter covering the development and application of subsea oil and gas production technology, from Knighton Enterprises Ltd. Knighton's founder and editorial director, Steve Sasanow, will be retained by Hart Energy to elevate and enhance the company's growing offshore content offerings.
buyer parent: Wiegers Capital Partners
buyer: Hart Energy Publishing, LLLP
Hart Energy Publishing, LLLP is one of the world's largest energy industry publishers. Since 1973, Hart Energy has been recognized for expert coverage of the global energy industry with award-winning magazines, newsletters, directories, conferences, consulting services and online resources. "
target: Subsea Engineering News
Subsea Engineering News operates as a publisher of a digital newsletter on the development and application of subsea oil and gas production technology. The company is based in Cheltenham, United Kingdom.
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closed 2/28/2019 via BusinessWire

Opinion Dynamics Corporation, acquired Research Into Action

synopsis: Opinion Dynamics, the largest independently-owned company specializing in conducting research concerning energy efficiency, demand response and renewable energy efforts, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Research Into Action, a leading company focused on energy evaluation and market insights.
buyer: Opinion Dynamics Corporation
Opinion Dynamics is a leading consulting firm specializing in energy evaluation, social and behavioral research, energy advising and market research. Based in Waltham, MA, they work to advance knowledge to address emerging energy and social issues through sound and insightful research. "
target: Research Into Action
Research Into Action, Inc. is a social marketing and evaluation research firm. They specialize in evaluation research and market assessment design and analysis services in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and natural resource management. They are based in Portland, OR.
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closed 12/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Hannon Westwood Ltd., acquired Douglas-Westwood Ltd.

synopsis: Energy Software Intelligence Analytics, the owner of Hannon Westwood, announced the completion of the acquisition of Douglas Westwood Limited, a market leading brand in bespoke and multi-client research, strategic and commercial reviews for the OFS market, servicing the largest financial, E&P and service company clients.
buyer parent: Energy Ventures
buyer: Hannon Westwood Ltd.
Hannon Westwood, an Energy Software Intelligence Analytics Group company, has been advising the oil and gas industry for more than 20 years. Hannon Westwood is an information services company providing comprehensive and detailed insight into the North-West Europe upstream market. "
target: Douglas-Westwood Ltd.
Established in 1990, Douglas­Westwood is a leading provider of market research and consulting services across the many sectors that comprise the global energy industry. Their research is supported by proprietary data, insight and knowledge.
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closed 11/28/2011 via PR Newswire

ICIS, acquired Parpinelli TECNON

synopsis: ICIS, the global chemical, energy and fertilizer market intelligence division of Reed Business Information, has announced its acquisition of Parpinelli TECNON. Parpinelli TECNON is an independent data and consulting business specializing in the areas of petrochemicals, feedstocks, energy, refining and speciality chemicals.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: ICIS
ICIS provides price information, news and analysis for the global chemical, energy and fertilizer industries. ICIS publishes independent, unbiased pricing and market reports covering a broad range of products - from petrochemicals and base oils to fertilizers, gas and power. "
target: Parpinelli TECNON
Established in 1958, Parpinelli TECNON is an independent data and consulting business specializing in the areas of petrochemicals, feedstocks, energy, refining and speciality chemicals.
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closed 11/11/2011 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Purvin & Gertz, Inc.

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of information and analysis, has acquired Purvin & Gertz, Inc., a global advisory and market research firm that provides technical, commercial and strategic advice to international clients in the petroleum refining, natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil and petrochemical industries.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target: Purvin & Gertz, Inc.
Purvin & Gertz, Inc. is a well-established global advisory and market research firm that provides technical, commercial and strategic advice to international clients in the petroleum refining, natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil and petrochemical industries.
price ($mm)
$29
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announced 8/26/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Wood Mackenzie, will acquire Genscape Inc.

synopsis: Verisk, a leading data analytics provider, will acquire Genscape, a global provider of real-time data and intelligence for commodity and energy markets, from DMGT. Genscape will become part of Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk business, and will enhance Wood Mackenzie’s existing sector intelligence in energy data and analytics.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Wood Mackenzie
UK-based Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk business, is a trusted source of technical and commercial intelligence for the world’s natural resources sector. Wood Mackenzie empowers clients to make better strategic decisions, providing objective analysis and advice on assets, companies, and markets. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Genscape Inc.
Genscape is a global provider of real-time data and intelligence for commodity and energy markets. Genscape operates the world's largest private network of in-field monitors, and its data acquisition abilities include satellite reconnaissance, artificial intelligence, and maritime freight tracking.
price ($mm)
$364
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.6x
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announced 5/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Wood Mackenzie, will acquire MAKE A/S

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, announced it has acquired MAKE, an industry-leading research and advisory business specializing in wind power.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Wood Mackenzie
Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk Analytics business, is a trusted source of commercial intelligence for the world’s natural resources sector. Wood Mackenzie empowers clients to make better strategic decisions, providing objective analysis and advice on assets, companies, and markets. "
target: MAKE A/S
MAKE is a leading source of intelligence for the renewable energy industry—specializing in onshore and offshore wind. Products include reports, access to MAKE’s proprietary databases and forecasts, analyst presentations, and direct analyst access.
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closed 8/29/2016 via Company Press Release

Wood Mackenzie, purchased Data and Subscriptions Business from Quest Offshore Resources, Inc.

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, announced the acquisition of the data and subscriptions business of Quest Offshore Resources, Inc., which supplies market intelligence to the offshore oil and gas sector. The data and subscriptions business will become part of Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk Analytics business.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Wood Mackenzie
Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk Analytics business, is a trusted source of commercial intelligence for the world’s natural resources sector. Wood Mackenzie empowers clients to make better strategic decisions, providing objective analysis and advice on assets, companies, and markets. "
seller: Quest Offshore Resources, Inc.
Quest Offshore's Data and Subscriptions Business provides strategic market intelligence to the global oil and gas community through subscriptions to their 8 proprietary market-forecast databases. Quest Offshore is a boutique strategic advisory and consulting firm to the offshore Oil & Gas industry.
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announced 7/13/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Wood Mackenzie, will acquire Greentech Media, Inc.

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Greentech Media, Inc., an industry-leading information services provider for the next-generation electricity and renewables sector. Greentech Media will become part of Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk Analytics business.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Wood Mackenzie
Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk Analytics business, is a trusted source of commercial intelligence for the world's natural resources sector. Wood Mackenzie empowers clients to make better strategic decisions, providing objective analysis and advice on assets, companies, and markets "
target: Greentech Media, Inc.
Greentech Media delivers market analysis, business-to-business news and conferences that inform and connect players in the global clean energy market. Its coverage extends across the clean energy industry with a focus on solar power and the electric utilty market's evolution.
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closed 11/20/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Wood Mackenzie, acquired The PCI Group

synopsis: Wood Mackenzie announced the acquisition of The PCI Group. The company is a leading consortium of five specialist companies that offer integrated data and subscriptions research in the chemicals, fibers, films, and plastics sectors.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Wood Mackenzie
Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk Analytics business, is a trusted source of commercial intelligence for the world's natural resources sector. Wood Mackenzie empowers clients to make better strategic decisions, providing objective analysis and advice on assets, companies, and markets "
target: The PCI Group
The PCI Group is a consortium of five specialist companies, comprising PCI Xylenes & Polyesters Ltd, PCI Research GmbH (Nylon, Fibres and Engineering Plastics), and more, that work together to offer integrated data and subscriptions research in the chemicals, fibres, films and plastics sectors.
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closed 5/19/2015 via Company Press Release

Verisk Analytics, Inc., acquired Wood Mackenzie

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Wood Mackenzie, a global leader in data analytics and commercial intelligence for the energy, chemicals, metals and mining verticals.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,544.20)
Verisk Analytics is a leading provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, and risk management. Verisk Analytics helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: Wood Mackenzie
Wood Mackenzie is a global leader in commercial intelligence for the energy, chemicals, metals and mining industries, providing objective analysis and advice on assets, companies, and markets to leading international/national energy and metals companies as well as financial institutions and govts.
price ($mm)
$2,790
rev ($mm)
$354
EBITDA ($mm)
$167
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closed 7/4/2012 via Wall Street Journal

Hellman & Friedman LLC, acquired Wood Mackenzie

synopsis: Wood Mackenzie, a U.K. specialist in research and analysis for the oil, gas and mining industry, said private equity firm Hellman & Friedman will buy the company in a recapitalization deal. Following completion of the deal, Hellman & Friedman will hold a 63% stake in Wood Mackenzie.
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
Hellman & Friedman LLC is a private equity firm specializing in leveraged recapitalizations, acquisitions, buys and builds, traditional buyouts, financial restructurings, growth investments, and numerous types of minority investments. It invests in public and private companies. "
target parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners
target: Wood Mackenzie
Wood Mackenzie is the most comprehensive source of knowledge about the world's energy and metals industries. They analyse and advise on every stage along the value chain - from discovery to delivery, and beyond - to provide clients with the commercial insight that makes them stronger.
price ($mm)
$1,076*
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$246
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$110
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closed 6/19/2009 via

Charterhouse Capital Partners, acquired Wood Mackenzie

synopsis: Candover Investments plc announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, Candover Partners Limited, has agreed to the sale of energy market research firm Wood Mackenzie, to Charterhouse Capital Partners for an enterprise value of £553 million.
buyer: Charterhouse Capital Partners
Charterhouse Capital Partners leads and invests in large European buy-outs and has been doing so since the early days of the buy-out market in the 1980's. Charterhouse Capital believes that the track record and experience combine to make us one of the most successful private equity firms in Europe. "
target parent: Candover Partners Ltd
target: Wood Mackenzie
Wood Mackenzie has been providing its unique range of consulting services and research products to the Energy and Life Sciences industries for over 30 years. Our market proposition is based on our ability to provide forward- looking insight that enables our clients to make better business decisions.
price ($mm)
$774
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$136
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$53
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5.7x
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14.6x
closed 12/20/2007 via

Decision Resources, Inc., purchased Life Sciences business from Wood Mackenzie

synopsis: Decision Resources, Inc., one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, announced that it plans to acquire Wood Mackenzie's Life Sciences business.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Decision Resources, Inc.
Decision Resources, Inc. is a world leader in research publications, advisory services and consulting designed to help clients shape strategy, allocate resources and master their chosen markets. Decision Resources consists of the medical technology business unit and the biopharma business unit. "
seller: Wood Mackenzie
Wood Mackenzie has been providing its unique range of consulting services and research products to the Energy and Life Sciences industries for over 30 years. Our market proposition is based on our ability to provide forward- looking insight that enables our clients to make better business decisions.
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announced 12/5/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Verisk Analytics, Inc., will acquire Flexible Architecture and Simplified Technology, LLC

synopsis: Verisk, a leading data analytics provider, will acquire FAST, a leading software company for the life insurance and annuity industry. The acquisition of FAST will extend Verisk's offerings to the life insurance market as they build a comprehensive suite of innovative solutions to support insurer modernization.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,544.20)
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows. "
target: Flexible Architecture and Simplified Technology, LLC
FAST, which stands for Flexible Architecture and Simplified Technology, is a leading software company for the life insurance and annuity industry. FAST focuses on solving challenges its financial services and insurance clients face as they seek to modernize or replace their systems environments.
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announced 10/2/2019 via Company Press Release

Verisk Analytics, Inc., will acquire BuildFax

synopsis: Verisk, a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial service, will acquire BuildFax, a provider of property condition and history data that delivers detailed data on remodeling, solar installations, new construction, roof age, major systems, maintenance history, and more.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,544.20)
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: BuildFax
BuildFax is trusted by insurance and financial institutions to deliver business-critical property condition and history data. With the only database of its kind, it delivers detailed data on remodeling, solar installations, new construction, roof age, major systems, maintenance history, and more.
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announced 8/26/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Wood Mackenzie, will acquire Genscape Inc.

synopsis: Verisk, a leading data analytics provider, will acquire Genscape, a global provider of real-time data and intelligence for commodity and energy markets, from DMGT. Genscape will become part of Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk business, and will enhance Wood Mackenzie’s existing sector intelligence in energy data and analytics.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Wood Mackenzie
UK-based Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk business, is a trusted source of technical and commercial intelligence for the world’s natural resources sector. Wood Mackenzie empowers clients to make better strategic decisions, providing objective analysis and advice on assets, companies, and markets. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Genscape Inc.
Genscape is a global provider of real-time data and intelligence for commodity and energy markets. Genscape operates the world's largest private network of in-field monitors, and its data acquisition abilities include satellite reconnaissance, artificial intelligence, and maritime freight tracking.
price ($mm)
$364
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/16/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Appriss Retail, purchased Retail Loss Prevention Solutions from Verisk Analytics, Inc.

synopsis: Appriss, a leading provider of data analytics solutions in safety, health, and retail, announced the acquisition of the retail loss prevention solutions from Verisk, a leading data analytics company. Verisk’s retail loss prevention solutions include Aspect EliteLP™, APIS (Aspect Protection Information System), and (n)act™.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Appriss Retail
Appriss Retail optimizes retailers’ performance using predictive analytics to cut shrink, unlock sales opportunities, and protect margin. The company’s analytical insights drive action throughout the retail organization, including operations, loss prevention, marketing, and finance. "
seller: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,544.20)
Verisk’s retail loss prevention solutions include Aspect EliteLP™, APIS (Aspect Protection Information System), and (n)act™. Verisk is a leading data analytics company serving the insurance industry, energy and specialized markets, and financial services.
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announced 12/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Verisk Analytics, Inc., will acquire Rulebook

synopsis: Verisk, a leading data analytics provider, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Rulebook. Rulebook is an industry-leading provider of business intelligence and software solutions for the London Insurance Market. Their pricing engine can be used for internal pricing as well as for external distribution for the specialty insurance market.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,544.20)
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows. "
target: Rulebook
Rulebook is an industry-leading provider of business intelligence and software solutions for the London Insurance Market. Their proprietary, distinctive pricing engine can be used for internal pricing as well as external distribution for the specialty insurance market through its Hub platform.
price ($mm)
$87
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closed 6/21/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Verisk Analytics, Inc., acquired Validus-IVC Ltd.

synopsis: Verisk, a leading data analytics provider, has acquired Validus-IVC, a provider of claims management and analysis services to the UK motor insurance industry. Validus-IVC offers a cloud-based platform that enables users to view real-time claims information and automate processes that are repetitive, time consuming and inefficient.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,544.20)
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows. "
target: Validus-IVC Ltd.
Validus-IVC provides claims management and analysis services to the UK motor insurance industry. Validus-IVC offers a cloud-based platform that enables users to exchange and view real-time claims information. The platform automates processes that are repetitive, time consuming and inefficient.
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closed 2/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Verisk Analytics, Inc., acquired Business Insight

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, a provider of property/casualty (P&C) insurance risk information, has acquired UK-based insurtech Business Insight. Business Insight is a UK based company specialising in providing perils risk models, quote enrichment data and premium analysis software to the Insurance Industry.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,544.20)
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows. "
target: Business Insight
Business Insight is a UK based company specialising in providing perils risk models, quote enrichment data and premium analysis software to the Insurance Industry.
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closed 1/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Verisk Analytics, Inc., acquired PowerAdvocate

synopsis: Verisk, a leading data analytics provider, has acquired PowerAdvocate, an industry- leading provider of market, cost intelligence, and supply chain solutions serving the energy sector. PowerAdvocate's proprietary solutions enable energy executives to restructure costs and improve company performance.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,544.20)
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows. "
target: PowerAdvocate
PowerAdvocate is a leading provider of spend and cost market intelligence. Developed to support customers' informed decision making, its proprietary solutions enable energy executives to restructure costs and improve company performance.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
$36
EBITDA ($mm)
$11
EV / rev
7.8x
EV / EBITDA
25.5x
closed 11/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Verisk Analytics, Inc., acquired Rebmark Legal Solutions Limited

synopsis: Verisk, a leading data analytics provider, announced it has acquired Rebmark Legal Solutions Ltd., a leading provider of injury claims solutions based in Sheffield, England. Rebmark has a portfolio of injury claims software, as well as a number of bespoke software solutions commissioned by a range of leading law firms and insurers.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,544.20)
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows. "
target: Rebmark Legal Solutions Limited
Rebmark is an award winning software development company that is recognised for leading technology innovation in the legal sector. Rebmark has a portfolio of injury claims software, as well as a number of bespoke software solutions commissioned by a range of leading law firms and insurers.
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announced 8/24/2017 via Company Description

Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC, will acquire LCI Inc.

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire LCI, an industry-leading provider of risk insight, prediction, and management solutions for banks and creditors. LCI is based in Burlingame, California.
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: LCI Inc.
LCI delivers bankruptcy data and consumer behavioral data, process automation software, expert services, and research to automate expensive processes in the bankruptcy life cycle.
price ($mm)
$151
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announced 8/21/2017 via Company Press Release

Verisk Analytics, Inc., will acquire Sequel Business Solutions

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sequel from HgCapital and other Sequel shareholders. Sequel is a leading insurance and reinsurance software specialist based in London.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,544.20)
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows. "
target parent: HgCapital
target: Sequel Business Solutions
Sequel is a leading insurance and reinsurance software specialist. Sequel is a pioneer in complex commercial and specialty insurance software innovation, with a diverse customer base that includes some of the world’s largest specialty insurance players.
price ($mm)
$321
rev ($mm)
$33
EBITDA ($mm)
$15
EV / rev
9.6x
EV / EBITDA
20.8x
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
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announced 5/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Wood Mackenzie, will acquire MAKE A/S

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, announced it has acquired MAKE, an industry-leading research and advisory business specializing in wind power.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Wood Mackenzie
Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk Analytics business, is a trusted source of commercial intelligence for the world’s natural resources sector. Wood Mackenzie empowers clients to make better strategic decisions, providing objective analysis and advice on assets, companies, and markets. "
target: MAKE A/S
MAKE is a leading source of intelligence for the renewable energy industry—specializing in onshore and offshore wind. Products include reports, access to MAKE’s proprietary databases and forecasts, analyst presentations, and direct analyst access.
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closed 2/28/2017 via Company Press Release

Verisk Analytics, Inc., acquired Emergent Network Intelligence Ltd.

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, announced it has acquired Emergent Network Intelligence (ENI), a leading innovator in insurance claims efficiency and fraud detection solutions based in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,544.20)
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows. "
target: Emergent Network Intelligence Ltd.
Emergent Network Intelligence (ENI) is a leading innovator in insurance claims efficiency and fraud detection solutions based in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.
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announced 2/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC, will acquire Fintellix Solutions Private Limited

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, has signed an agreement to acquire Fintellix, a Bangalore-based data solutions company specializing in the development of data management platforms and regulatory reporting solutions for financial institutions. Fintellix 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: Fintellix Solutions Private Limited
Founded in 2006, Fintellix enables agility in risk and regulatory reporting practices in enterprise banks and lowered cost of compliance. Fintellix provides analytics, risk, and compliance solutions for the banking sector.
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closed 2/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Verisk Analytics, Inc., purchased Healix Risk Rating from Healix International Holdings Limited

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, announced the acquisition of Healix Risk Rating, a leader in automated medical risk assessment for the travel insurance industry. Healix Risk Rating has an unrivaled reputation as a market-leading provider of automated medical risk assessment in the travel insurance market.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,544.20)
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows. "
seller: Healix International Holdings Limited
Healix Risk Rating is a leader in automated medical risk assessment for the travel insurance industry. Healix Risk Rating has an unrivaled reputation as a market-leading provider of automated medical risk assessment in the travel insurance market.
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closed 1/25/2017 via Company Press Release

AIR Worldwide, acquired Arium Limited

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a data analytics provider, announced it has acquired Arium, a company specializing in liability risk modeling and decision support. Arium will become part of AIR Worldwide (AIR), a Verisk Analytics business, and will enable AIR to provide its clients with additional modeling solutions and analytics for the casualty market.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: AIR Worldwide
AIR Worldwide (AIR) provides catastrophe risk modeling solutions that make individuals, businesses, and society more resilient. AIR founded the catastrophe modeling industry in 1987, and today models the risk from natural catastrophes, terrorism, and pandemics globally. "
target: Arium Limited
Architects for Risk Identification, Understanding, and Management (Arium) was established in 1998 by Robin Wilkinson. Arium specializes in developing risk models, primarily for the reinsurance industry.
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closed 11/28/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Verisk Analytics, Inc., acquired MarketStance

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, announced the acquisition of MarketStance, a leading provider of market intelligence data and analytics to the property/casualty insurance market. MarketStance will become part of ISO, a Verisk Analytics business and a leading source of information about property/casualty insurance risk.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,544.20)
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows. "
target: MarketStance
MarketStance is a leading provider of information and analytics to the insurance industry. They provide a synchronized and impartial view of the insurance marketplace to innovative insurance professionals. The company was founded in 1997 and is based Middletown, CT.
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closed 11/14/2016 via Company Press Release

Verisk Analytics, Inc., acquired The GeoInformation Group

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, announced the acquisition of The GeoInformation Group, a leader in the field of geographic data solutions based in Cambridge, United Kingdom. They are an award-winning provider of detailed geospatial information essential for those seeking insight into land and property across the U.K.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,544.20)
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows. "
target: The GeoInformation Group
The GeoInformation Group is an award-winning provider of detailed geospatial information essential for those seeking insight into land and property across the U.K.
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closed 10/24/2016 via Company Press Release

AIR Worldwide, acquired Analyze Re, Inc.

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc. announced it has acquired Analyze Re, a software analytics provider for the reinsurance and insurance industries. Analyze Re will become part of AIR Worldwide (AIR), a Verisk Analytics business, and will enable AIR to provide clients with real-time pricing, exposure management, and enterprise portfolio roll-up capabilities.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: AIR Worldwide
AIR Worldwide (AIR) provides catastrophe risk modeling solutions that make individuals, businesses, and society more resilient. AIR founded the catastrophe modeling industry in 1987, and today models the risk from natural catastrophes, terrorism, and pandemics globally. "
target: Analyze Re, Inc.
Founded in 2013, Analyze Re provides a software analytics suite designed for the reinsurance and insurance industries. In addition to predictive analytics for strategic planning, Analyze Re technology helps organizations make faster and more accurate pricing and portfolio decisions.
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closed 7/11/2018 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Innolva S.p.A., entirely controlled by Tecnoinvestimenti S.p.A., has finalized the acquisition of Comas S.r.l. and Webber S.r.l., two companies active in the on-line sale of commercial information.
buyer parent: Tecnoinvestimenti S.p.A
buyer: Innolva S.p.A.
Innolva operates in the field of Business Information & Credit Management services. Innolva presents a complete offer of information to banks, companies and professionals to optimize decisions in credit management activities. "
target: Comas S.r.l.
Comas S.r.l. and Webber S.r.l. are principally active in the reselling, through the internet, of commercial information such as financial and corporate information on companies, cadastral information, automobile registration history, and other information services.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/1/2015 via BusinessWire

iMapData Inc. merged with PlanetRisk,

synopsis: iMapData, a pioneer in data visualization and analysis that is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, announced that it has merged with and taken the name of Bethesda, Maryland-based PlanetRisk, a fast-growing technology leader revolutionizing big data solutions.
buyer: PlanetRisk
PlanetRisk is a fast-growing technology leader revolutionizing big data solutions. PlanetRisk is a technology solutions and services company that provides a comprehensive analysis of “risk and opportunity” to customers, which include many organizations throughout the private and public sector. "
target: iMapData Inc.
A pioneer in the field of data visualization and analysis, iMapData has been helping organizations mitigate economic risk, protect corporate assets, maintain situational awareness and safeguard employees for over 30 years.
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closed 12/10/2014 via Market Watch

Verisk Analytics, Inc., acquired Maplecroft

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc. a leading source of information about risk, announced the acquisition of Maplecroft, a leading provider of global risk analytics and advisory services. Using a proprietary data aggregation and analytical approach, Maplecroft enables its customers to assess, monitor, and forecast a range of worldwide risks.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,544.20)
Verisk Analytics is a leading provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, and risk management. Verisk Analytics helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets. "
target: Maplecroft
Maplecroft provides services and products that offer risk screens, monitoring tools, and insights into political, economic, social, and environmental risks and responsibilities facing by businesses in various sectors worldwide.
price ($mm)
$32
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closed 3/10/2008 via BusinessWire

iMapData Inc., acquired iMapData Inc.

synopsis: iMapData Inc., a consulting firm specializing in customized, geospatially-based decision support solutions for the public and private sector, has been acquired from ChoicePoint Inc. by a private investment group. The investment group is led by, and the business will be managed by, the founders of iMapData.
buyer parent: ChoicePoint, Inc.
buyer: iMapData Inc.
iMapData delivers relevant and tailored information via an easy-to-use, Web-based, map interface enabling businesses and government agencies to create maps and reports by accessing and merging various information sets including energy, government... "
target parent: ChoicePoint Asset Company LLC.
target: iMapData Inc.
iMapData delivers relevant and tailored information via an easy-to-use, Web-based, map interface enabling businesses and government agencies to create maps and reports by accessing and merging various information sets including energy, government...
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closed 7/7/2015 via BusinessWire

H.I.G. Capital, acquired Intelius, Inc.

synopsis: H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm with more than $18 billion of equity capital, announced that an affiliate has completed the acquisition of Intelius. Intelius is a leading provider of on-demand information about individuals and predictive analytics that can help identify connections to other people, places and things.
buyer: H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with more than $18 billion of equity capital under management. H.I.G. specializes in providing both debt and equity capital to small and mid-sized companies. "
target: Intelius, Inc.
Intelius is an information commerce company founded in 2003 that has become a leader in online people data, delivering comprehensive information about individuals, their histories and their connections to others.
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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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announced 1/31/2013 via Market Wire

TransUnion LLC, will acquire ZipCode

synopsis: TransUnion, a global leader in credit and information services, has signed an agreement to acquire control of ZipCode, one of the largest independent providers of registry information to companies in Brazil's information management sectors that include credit, fraud prevention and marketing.
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: ZipCode
ZipCode is one of the largest independent providers of registry information to companies in Brazil's information management sectors that include credit, fraud prevention and marketing. ZipCode's product portfolio includes solutions to help clients throughout the customer lifecycle.
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closed 7/17/2006 via BusinessWire

GMT Communications Partners, acquired Suomen Asiakastieto Oy

synopsis: GMT Communications Partners (GMT), the leading private equity investor focused on the European communications sector, today announced that it has acquired 91% of Suomen Asiakastieto Oy (Asiakastieto), the leading business and credit information company in Finland.
buyer: GMT Communications Partners
Founded: 1993, Total Capital: $450 Million. GMT is an independent firm focused exclusively on the Communications sector in Europe. "
target: Suomen Asiakastieto Oy (HLSE:ATG1V:$52.04)
Based in Helsinki, Asiakastieto was founded by a group of Finnish banks, wholesalers and retail chains in 1961 to provide information in support of credit and purchase decisions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 6/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Xtech LLC, acquired TC Index

synopsis: xTech, an information services provider that enables online commerce and direct marketing companies to profitably grow customer relationships while preventing fraud and identity theft, announced that it has completed an acquisition of The Credit Index of Mount Arlington, NJ.
buyer: Xtech LLC
xTech, LLC. is an information services company that enables online commerce and direct marketing companies to profitably grow customer relationships while preventing fraud and identity theft. "
target: TC Index
The Credit Index is a leading provider of consumer information decisioning solutions to the direct marketing industry. Since 1964, The Credit Index has been helping businesses target responsive purchasers and control credit risk.
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closed 4/25/2018 via PR Web

Billtrust, acquired Credit2B

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

TransUnion LLC, acquired Callcredit Information Group

synopsis: TransUnion, a risk and information solutions provider, announced that it has acquired Callcredit Information Group, Ltd., the second largest consumer credit bureau in the U.K.. Callcredit is an information solutions company that provides data, analytics and technology solutions to help businesses and consumers make informed decisions.
buyer: TransUnion LLC (TRU:$2,399.10)
Transunion helps uncover unique stories, trends and insights behind each data point, using historical information as well as alternative data sources. This allows a variety of markets and businesses to better manage risk and consumers to better manage their credit, personal information and identity."
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: Callcredit Information Group
Callcredit Information Group, Ltd., is in the business of empowering information. They provide the data, analytics, and software that enable businesses to build more valuable customer relationships. They specialize in managing consumer data for businesses across every sector.
price ($mm)
$1,426
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announced 1/17/2017 via Financial Times

Carlyle Group, will acquire Global Credit Ratings Co.

synopsis: US buyout group Carlyle has agreed to buy Africa’s largest rating agency by customers in a bet on future growth in the continent’s capital markets. The acquisition of Global Credit Ratings (GCR) shows how private equity funds are seeking to capitalise on the need for banks and insurers to understand the credit risk of local counterparties.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$3,068.40)
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $169 billion of assets under management across 125 funds and 177 fund of funds vehicles as of September 30, 2016. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. "
target: Global Credit Ratings Co.
Global Credit Ratings (GCR) is a leading emerging market focused ratings agency that rates the full spectrum of security classes, including Corporates, Banks, Insurance companies, Local Authorities, Asset Management & Funds, and Structured Finance transactions.
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closed 2/16/2014 via BusinessWire

GTCR, LLC, acquired Callcredit Information Group

synopsis: GTCR, a leading private equity firm, announced that it has acquired Callcredit Information Group Limited in partnership with its management team. Callcredit is a leading provider of consumer credit data solutions and software and analytics services in the United Kingdom.
buyer: GTCR, LLC
Founded in 1980, GTCR is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Financial Services & Technology, Healthcare and Information Services & Technology industries. "
target parent: Vitruvian Partners LLP
target: Callcredit Information Group
Callcredit Information Group is expert in managing consumer data for businesses across every sector. The Group is focused on developing innovative products and services to help businesses make smarter, more informed decisions throughout the customer lifecycle.
price ($mm)
$586
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announced 3/28/2013 via Company Press Release

Cerved Group SpA, will purchase Experian Data Services from Experian plc

synopsis: Experian, the global information services company, announced that it has agreed to divest Experian Data Services S.r.l (EDS), its business credit information business in Italy, to Cerved Group S.p.A.
buyer: 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. "
seller: Experian plc (LSE:EXPN:$4,861.00)
Experian Data Services S.r.l is Experian's business credit information business in Italy. Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 80 countries.
price ($mm)
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$17
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closed 2/17/2012 via

Advent International, GS Capital Partners, acquired TransUnion LLC

synopsis: TransUnion Corp., a leading global provider of information management and risk management solutions, announced that Advent International and GS Capital Partners VI Fund, LP and certain of its affiliates have signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire TransUnion.
buyer: Advent International
buyer: GS Capital Partners
GS Capital Partners is a family of funds with a focus on investing in large, high quality companies with strong management and funding acquisitions or expansion across a range of industries and geographies. "
target parent: Madison Dearborn Partners
target: TransUnion LLC (TRU:$2,399.10)
As a global leader in information and risk management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. TransUnion delivers high quality data and integrates advanced analytics and enhanced decision-making capabilities.
price ($mm)
$3,203
rev ($mm)
$1,024
EBITDA ($mm)
$352
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
9.1x
closed 6/16/2010 via Market Wire

Madison Dearborn Partners, acquired TransUnion LLC

synopsis: TransUnion Corp., a global leader in credit information and information management services, announced that Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC has acquired a 51 percent equity stake in TransUnion.
buyer: Madison Dearborn Partners
Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (MDP) is a private equity investment firm. Madison Dearborn Partners invests in businesses across a broad spectrum of industries, including basic industries, communications, consumer, energy and power, financial services, and health care. "
target: TransUnion LLC (TRU:$2,399.10)
TransUnion is a global leader in credit and information management. The company creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. For businesses, TransUnion delivers comprehensive data and advanced analytics.
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closed 5/13/2008 via PR Newswire

Equifax, Inc., acquired Credit Report C.A. Buro de Informacion Crediticia

synopsis: Equifax Inc., a global leader in information solutions, announced it has taken a majority ownership stake in Credit Report C.A. Buro de Informacion Crediticia. Equifax purchased 70 percent of the total shares outstanding from Credit Report's management and other individuals, bringing Equifax's total ownership to 95 percent.
buyer: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX:$3,415.20)
Equifax is a global leader in information technology that enables and secures global commerce with consumers and businesses. The company is one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data. "
target: Credit Report C.A. Buro de Informacion Crediticia
Credit Report C.A. Buro de Informacion Crediticia (Credit Report), the leading credit reporting company in Ecuador.
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closed 5/1/2006 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired Inquest, Inc.

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced that it has acquired Inquest, Inc., a regional employment screening company based in Los Gatos, Calif., near San Jose.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: Inquest, Inc.
Inquest Pre Employment Screening is a certified Woman Owned Business that offers quality employee screening services, including county-level employee background checks. Inquest has emerged as a leading provider of screening services.
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closed 1/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

CRIF, acquired Vision-Net Ltd

synopsis: CRIF, a global company specializing in credit bureau and business information systems, outsourcing and processing services, and credit solutions, has acquired Vision-net, Ireland’s leading Credit Rating Agency. Vision-net provides instant access to Company Information and Credit Risk Data on every company registered in Ireland, N.I. and the UK.
buyer: CRIF
CRIF is a global company specializing in credit bureau and business information systems, outsourcing and processing services, and credit solutions. CRIF is currently the market leader in continental Europe in the field of banking credit information. "
target: Vision-Net Ltd
Vision-net Ltd. is Ireland’s leading Credit Rating Agency. Their service provides instant access to Company Information and Credit Risk Data on every company registered in Ireland, N.I. and the UK. Every day thousands of Ireland's largest companies benefit from their business intelligence.
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closed 9/9/2016 via BusinessWire

CRIF, acquired China Credit Information Service, Ltd.

synopsis: CRIF, the global credit information company with head office in Bologna, Italy, has announced the acquisition of China Credit Information Service, the largest and leading credit information agency in Taiwan, from the previous shareholders, to carry forward its business growth and expansion path in the Asian market.
buyer: CRIF
CRIF is a global company specializing in credit bureau and business information systems, outsourcing and processing services, and credit solutions. CRIF is currently the market leader in continental Europe in the field of banking credit information. "
target: China Credit Information Service, Ltd.
China Credit Information Service, founded in 1961, is Taiwan’s largest and leading credit information agency, operating an established island-wide network which offers a full spectrum of information and consulting services.
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