Like Equilibrium (Peru)

announced 3/12/2015 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, will acquire Equilibrium (Peru)

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation, an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets, announced that it has agreed to acquire Equilibrium, a leading provider of credit rating and research services in Peru and Latin America.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$4,656.30)
Moody's Corporation is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: Equilibrium (Peru)
Equilibrium is a leading provider of credit rating and research services in Peru and other countries in Latin America. Based in Peru, Equilibrium has operated since 1996.
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announced 12/24/2014 via Company Press Release

The Hearst Corporation, will acquire Fitch Ratings Ltd.

synopsis: Hearst Corporation announced that it will purchase from Fimalac S.A. an additional 30 percent interest in global ratings agency Fitch Group, bringing Hearst's equity interest to 80 percent. Fimalac will retain a 20 percent equity interest in Fitch Group.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
Hearst Corporation is one of the nation's largest diversified media and information companies. Its major interests include ownership of 15 daily and 36 weekly newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and Albany Times Union. "
target parent: Fimalac SA
target: Fitch Ratings Ltd. (:$693.00)
Dual-headquartered in New York and London with over 50 offices worldwide, Fitch Ratings is a global rating agency dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, research and data.
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closed 11/1/2010 via Market Wire

Thomson Reuters, acquired Highline Financial, LLC

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced it acquired Highline Financial, a financial information and analytics provider focused on the US banking sector. The acquisition supports Thomson Reuters strategy of providing timely, accurate and high quality information by expanding its offering to include differentiated financial content and analytics.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,721.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. They combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
target: Highline Financial, LLC
Highline Financial is the preferred source of banking information and analytics with decades of experience serving the financial industry.
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announced 6/30/2016 via Company Press Release

Scope Ratings, will acquire FERI EuroRating Services AG

synopsis: Scope Corporation AG, Europe’s leading provider of independent ratings, research and risk analysis, will acquire FERI EuroRating Services AG, one of the leading European rating agencies specialized in investment market and product ratings.
buyer: Scope Ratings
Scope Ratings specializes in the ratings of companies, financial institutions, structured finance and alternative investment funds. Scope is an ESMA-accredited rating agency (CRA) operating in the European Union with ECAI status. "
target: FERI EuroRating Services AG
FERI EuroRating Services AG is one of the leading European rating agencies specialized in investment market and product ratings. Its mission is to create market transparency and to offer investment ratings that provide decision-making guidance to retail and institutional investors.
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closed 8/2/2007 via

RiskMetrics Group, Inc., acquired Center for Financial Research and Analysis

synopsis: RiskMetrics Group, the world's leading provider of financial risk management and corporate governance solutions, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CFRA (Center for Financial Research & Analysis).
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: RiskMetrics Group, Inc.
RiskMetrics provides expertise to the financial community through a broad range of research, analytics, data and other products and services. Formerly a division of JP Morgan, RiskMetrics Group became an independent company in 1998. "
target: Center for Financial Research and Analysis
The Center for Financial Research & Analysis is a leading global independent research and educational organization, committed to providing quality of earnings research and training to the institutional investment, insurance, corporate, legal, and regulatory communities.
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closed 6/1/2010 via BusinessWire

RiskMetrics Group, Inc. merged with MSCI Inc.,

synopsis: MSCI Inc., announced that it has completed its acquisition of RiskMetrics Group, Inc., a leading provider of risk management and corporate governance products and services to the global financial community.
buyer: MSCI Inc. (MSCI:$1,476.56)
MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investment institutions worldwide. MSCI Inc. products include indices and portfolio risk and performance analytics for use in managing equity, fixed income and multi-asset class portfolios. "
target: RiskMetrics Group, Inc.
RiskMetrics provides expertise to the financial community through a broad range of research, analytics, data and other products and services. Formerly a division of JP Morgan, RiskMetrics Group became an independent company in 1998.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,380 [$1,456]
rev ($mm)
$303
EBITDA ($mm)
$102
EV / rev
5.3x
EV / EBITDA
15.9x
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 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 11/18/2019 via BusinessWire

Investortools, acquired Merritt Research Services, LLC

synopsis: Investortools, a provider of software-based solutions for fixed-income portfolio management, trading, compliance, credit analysis, and benchmark risk analysis, has acquired Merritt Research Services, the premier source for municipal financial data. Merritt is a research and data provider focused on credit information related to municipal bonds.
buyer: Investortools
Investortools specializes in software solutions for credit analysis and portfolio management in the institutional marketplace. Serving over 200 premier companies and financial institutions, Investortools and its affiliates have offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. "
target: Merritt Research Services, LLC
Merritt Research Services, LLC is an independent research and data provider focused primarily on credit information related to municipal bonds. Merritt's database provides and maintains the highest-quality set of comprehensive financial and supplemental data in the municipal finance industry.
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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 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 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:$3,752.59)
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.
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$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:$5,568.16)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. Tactical Opportunities is Blackstone's opportunistic investment platform. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk
The acquisition includes the financial and risk division of Thomson Reuters. The unit provides research and analysis tools to financial markets professionals. Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of news and information for professional markets.
price ($mm)
$11,000*
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$6,112
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$1,916
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3.3x
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10.4x
closed 5/17/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Coupa Software, acquired Riskopy, Inc.

synopsis: Coupa Software, a leader in cloud-based spend management, announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Riskopy, Inc. Riskopy is changing how financial services are delivered by providing data-driven insights on 100 million businesses.
buyer: Coupa Software (COUP:$353.18)
Coupa Software is the cloud platform for business spend. They deliver “Value as a Service” by helping their customers maximize their spend under management, achieve significant cost savings and drive profitability. "
target: Riskopy, Inc.
Riskopy is changing how financial services are delivered by providing data-driven insights on 100 million businesses. Leveraging contextualized data, finance providers can accurately calculate the cost of capital, and monitor their portfolio for risks and opportunities.
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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.
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$78
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announced 5/29/2019 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., will acquire DBRS Limited

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, will be acquiring DBRS, the world's fourth-largest credit ratings agency. DBRS is an independent, privately held, globally recognized credit ratings agency.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,109.30)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the private capital markets. "
target: DBRS Limited
DBRS is an independent, privately held, globally recognized credit ratings agency. DBRS’s approach and size provide the agility to respond to customers’ needs in their local markets, while being large enough to provide the necessary expertise and resources.
price ($mm)
$669
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$167
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4.0x
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closed 7/18/2018 via PR Newswire

Equifax, Inc., acquired DataX

synopsis: Equifax Inc, a global information solutions company, has acquired DataX, Ltd, a leading specialty finance credit reporting agency and alternative data provider to lenders nationwide. Through DataX, Equifax will help lenders expand credit access and broaden financial inclusion for more consumers, specifically in underbanked populations.
buyer: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX:$3,415.20)
Equifax is a global information solutions company that uses unique data, innovative analytics, technology and industry expertise to power organizations and individuals around the world by transforming knowledge into insights that help make more informed business and personal decisions. "
target: DataX
DataX is an industry leading Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulated specialty finance credit reporting agency (CRA) and alternative data provider offering premier financial management solutions to businesses through a suite of advanced products.
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closed 12/28/2012 via PR Newswire

Equifax, Inc., acquired CSC Credit Services

synopsis: Equifax Inc. completed the acquisition of of CSC Credit Services, Inc. CSC's credit services business provides consumer credit services and related information to banks, mortgage companies, retail establishments, the automotive industry, medical entities, utility companies and other users of financial and credit information.
buyer: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX:$3,415.20)
Equifax is a global leader in consumer and commercial information solutions, providing businesses of all sizes and consumers with information they can trust. Equifax organizes and assimilates data on more than 500 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide. "
target parent: Computer Sciences Corporation
target: CSC Credit Services
CSC Credit Services, Inc. operates as a consumer reporting agency in the Midwestern and Central United States. The company provides credit services, such as consumer assistance, mortgage, electronic billing, business client file transfers, and secure file delivery system.
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$1,000
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closed 11/15/2017 via GlobeNewswire

TransUnion LLC, acquired FactorTrust

synopsis: TransUnion announced the acquisition of FactorTrust, a provider of alternative credit data, analytics and risk scoring information that empowers lenders to make more informed decisions, and increases financial inclusion to a wider population of consumers.
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: FactorTrust
Since 2006, FactorTrust has provided the alternative credit data, analytics and risk scoring information that lenders need to make informed decisions about the consumers they want.
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closed 11/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Bisnode AB, purchased Bonline, Bonitetna Hisa, and Rating from Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.

synopsis: Bisnode, a business intelligence company, said it has become the owner of three ratings agencies - Croatia's Bonline, Slovenia's Bonitetna Hisa and Serbia's Rating, which previously operated under peer Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) in Southeast Europe.
buyer parent: Ratos AB
buyer: Bisnode AB
Bisnode enables people to make smart decisions. They turn data into insights that facilitate decision-making in both strategic issues and daily operations for companies and organizations throughout Europe. "
seller: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. (DNB:$1,813.10)
Bonline (Croatia), Bonitetna Hisa (Slovenia), and Rating (Serbia) are Southeastern European ratings agencies of Dun & Bradstreet, the world's leading source of commercial data, analytics and insight on businesses.
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$1
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announced 3/12/2015 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, will acquire Equilibrium (Peru)

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation, an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets, announced that it has agreed to acquire Equilibrium, a leading provider of credit rating and research services in Peru and Latin America.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$4,656.30)
Moody's Corporation is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: Equilibrium (Peru)
Equilibrium is a leading provider of credit rating and research services in Peru and other countries in Latin America. Based in Peru, Equilibrium has operated since 1996.
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announced 1/23/2020 via BusinessWire

Moody's Analytics, Inc., will acquire Regulatory DataCorp, Inc.

synopsis: RDC, the global leader in risk intelligence compliance screening, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation and leading provider of research, data, analytic tools and related services to debt capital markets and credit risk management professionals worldwide.
buyer parent: Moody's Corporation
buyer: Moody's Analytics, Inc.
Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation, is a leading provider of research, data, analytic tools and related services to debt capital markets and credit risk management professionals worldwide. "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: Regulatory DataCorp, Inc.
RDC (Regulatory DataCorp) delivers powerful, decision-ready intelligence and world-class risk and compliance protection, allowing global organizations to identify suspect entities, strengthen fraud protection, ensure regulatory compliance, and protect their brand equity.
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$700
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closed 10/2/2019 via BusinessWire

Moody's Analytics, Inc., purchased ABS Suite from Deloitte LLP

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation has acquired ABS Suite, a software platform used by issuers and trustees for the administration of asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities programs, from Deloitte & Touche LLP. ABS Suite supports various securitized asset classes including credit cards, mortgages, auto loans and leases, mobile-device payment plans and more.
buyer parent: Moody's Corporation
buyer: Moody's Analytics, Inc.
Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation, is a leading provider of research, data, analytic tools and related services to debt capital markets and credit risk management professionals worldwide. "
seller: Deloitte LLP
Deloitte's ABS Suite is a software platform used by issuers and trustees for the administration of asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities programs. ABS Suite supports various securitized asset classes including credit cards, mortgages, auto loans and leases, mobile payment plans, and more.
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closed 7/25/2019 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired RiskFirst

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation has acquired UK-based RiskFirst, a financial technology company providing risk analytic solutions for the asset management and pension fund communities. RiskFirst’s PFaroe platform is a leading risk solution for U.S. and U.K. defined benefit pension markets, supporting over 3,000 plans and more than $1.4 trillion in assets.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$4,656.30)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: RiskFirst
UK-based RiskFirst is a financial technology company providing modern technology solutions for Asset Owners, Consultants, Asset Managers, and Insurers. RiskFirst’s PFaroe DB uses modern technology to help the defined benefit (DB) pension industry improve the management of asset and liability risk.
price ($mm)
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$21
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closed 7/24/2019 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired Four Twenty Seven, Inc.

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation, an American business and financial services company, announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Four Twenty Seven, Inc., a leading provider of data, intelligence, and analysis related to physical climate risks.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$4,656.30)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: Four Twenty Seven, Inc.
Four Twenty Seven is an award-winning market research and advisory firm that brings climate intelligence into economic and financial decision-making.
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announced 7/17/2019 via Market Watch

Equistone Partners Europe, will acquire Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services

synopsis: Moody's Corp. has agreed to sell its Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services business to Equistone Partners Europe Ltd, a private-equity firm. Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services is a leading provider of high-value research, analytics and business intelligence to the financial services sector. They are based in London, UK.
buyer: Equistone Partners Europe
Equistone Partners Europe is an independent investment firm that invests as a strategic partner alongside management teams. In each of their markets they look for strong businesses with the potential to grow, supported by their capital and guided by their experience. "
target parent: Moody's Corporation
target: Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services
Based in London, UK, Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services is a leading provider of high-value research, analytics and business intelligence to the financial services sector.
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closed 4/15/2019 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired Vigeo Eiris

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Vigeo Eiris, an independent international provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and services for investors and public & private organizations. Vigeo Eiris is based in France, with operations all over the world.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$4,656.30)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: Vigeo Eiris
Vigeo Eiris is an independent international provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and services for investors and public & private organizations. Vigeo Eiris is based in France, with operations all over the world.
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announced 8/30/2018 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, will acquire Reis, Inc.

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation is to acquire all outstanding shares of Reis, the nation's most trusted source for property and market intelligence, including vacancy rates, rent levels, cap rates, new construction, rent comparables, sales comparables, valuation estimates, and capital market trends.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$4,656.30)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: Reis, Inc. (REIS:$48.12)
Reis is the nation's most trusted source for property and market intelligence, including vacancy rates, rent levels, cap rates, new construction, rent comparables, sales comparables, valuation estimates, and capital market trends.
price ($mm)[EV]
$275 [$259]
rev ($mm)
$48
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
EV / rev
5.5x
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37.8x
closed 8/20/2018 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired Omega Performance Corp.

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of Omega Performance, a leading provider of online credit training. Founded in 1976 and based in Arlington, Virginia, Omega Performance is a business unit of TwentyEighty Inc.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$4,656.30)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Omega Performance Corp.
Since 1976, Omega Performance has been the training partner of choice for financial service organizations worldwide, from community-based credit unions to international banks. They offer a wide range of online credit training courses to clients worldwide and serve more than 300 customers.
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closed 8/10/2017 via BusinessWire

Moody's Analytics, Inc., acquired Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation, an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Bureau van Dijk, a global provider of business intelligence and company information.
buyer parent: Moody's Corporation
buyer: Moody's Analytics, Inc.
Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation, is a leading provider of research, data, analytic tools and related services to debt capital markets and credit risk management professionals worldwide. "
target parent: EQT
target: Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing
Bureau van Dijk is a global provider of business intelligence and company information. They have information on over 220 million companies and cover all countries worldwide.
price ($mm)
$3,270
rev ($mm)
$281
EBITDA ($mm)
$144
EV / rev
11.6x
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22.7x
closed 2/15/2017 via BusinessWire

Moody's Analytics, Inc., purchased Structured Finance Data and Analytics Business from SCDM

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has acquired the structured finance data and analytics business of SCDM, a provider of analytical tools for participants in securitization markets. SCDM provides risk management services for banks and insurance companies investing in credit. SCDM, based in Frankfurt, serves a primarily European client base.
buyer parent: Moody's Corporation
buyer: Moody's Analytics, Inc.
Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation, is a leading provider of research, data, analytic tools and related services to debt capital markets and credit risk management professionals worldwide. "
seller: SCDM
SCDM provides risk management services for banks and insurance companies investing in credit. Their business intelligence solution - ABSGate - is paired with the cash flow simulation engine - Cascade - one of the most advanced analytical platforms for structured credit investors.
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closed 3/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Moody's Analytics, Inc., acquired Axis Actuarial System

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has acquired GGY, a leading provider of advanced actuarial software for the global life insurance industry. GGY’s AXIS Actuarial System is widely used by leading global life insurers, reinsurers and consultants.
buyer parent: Moody's Corporation
buyer: Moody's Analytics, Inc.
Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation, is a leading provider of research, data, analytic tools and related services to debt capital markets and credit risk management professionals worldwide. "
target: Axis Actuarial System
GGY’s Axis Actuarial System is widely used by leading global life insurers, reinsurers and consultants for pricing, reserving, ALM (asset liability management), financial modeling, capital calculations and hedging.
price ($mm)
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$28
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closed 12/9/2015 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired BlackBox Logic

synopsis: Moody's Corporation, a provider of credit ratings, tools, analysis to global capital markets, announced that it has acquired the residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS) data and analytics assets of BlackBox Logic, a provider of RMBS loan-level data aggregation and processing services to residential mortgage and capital markets participants.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$4,656.30)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: BlackBox Logic
BlackBox Logic provides RMBS loan-level data aggregation and processing services to residential mortgage and capital markets participants including investors, dealers, and researchers. They deliver the most comprehensive residential mortgage data fast and customized to the client's environment.
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announced 3/12/2015 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, will acquire Equilibrium (Peru)

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation, an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets, announced that it has agreed to acquire Equilibrium, a leading provider of credit rating and research services in Peru and Latin America.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$4,656.30)
Moody's Corporation is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: Equilibrium (Peru)
Equilibrium is a leading provider of credit rating and research services in Peru and other countries in Latin America. Based in Peru, Equilibrium has operated since 1996.
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closed 10/27/2014 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired Lewtan Technologies

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has acquired Lewtan Technologies, a leading provider of analytical tools and data for the global structured finance market. Based in Waltham, Massachusetts, Lewtan provides solutions to issuers, investors, underwriters and others to administer, monitor and value securitized transactions.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$4,656.30)
Moody's Corporation is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Lewtan Technologies
Lewtan is the leading provider of a wide range of content and technology-based solutions to members of the global asset-securitization industry. These include issuers, investors, underwriters, servicers, credit enhancers and rating agencies representing more than 300 institutions worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/9/2014 via BusinessWire

Moody's Analytics, Inc., will acquire WebEquity Solutions

synopsis: Moody’s Analytics, a unit of Moody’s Corporation and a leading provider of research, data, analytic tools and related services, announced that it has agreed to acquire WebEquity Solutions, LLC., a leading provider of cloud-based loan origination solutions for financial institutions.
buyer parent: Moody's Corporation
buyer: Moody's Analytics, Inc.
Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation, is a leading provider of research, data, analytic tools and related services to debt capital markets and credit risk management professionals worldwide. "
target parent: Alpine Investors, LP
target: WebEquity Solutions
WebEquity Solutions™, LLC is the proven leader in on-demand lending software. With WebEquity, lenders gain the advantage of a single, hosted solution enabling them to reduce operational costs, streamline processes and make more uniform and profitable lending decisions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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announced 12/11/2013 via BusinessWire

Copal Partners, will acquire Amba Research

synopsis: Moody's Corporation announced that it has acquired Amba Investment Services, a provider of investment research and quantitative analytics for global financial institutions. Amba will operate as part of Moody’s Analytics majority-owned subsidiary, Copal Partners.
buyer parent: Moody's Corporation
buyer: Copal Partners
Copal Partners' companies are among the world's leading providers of outsourced research and analytical services to institutional customers. They provide a range of services to leading institutional investors, investment banks, private equity firms, hedge funds and corporations globally. "
target: Amba Research
Amba Research provides investment research and analytics support services to the global capital markets industry. Over 70 companies, including 6 of the top 15 global asset managers and 6 of the top 15 global investment banks, use Amba to differentiate and outperform.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/19/2011 via BusinessWire

Moody's Analytics, Inc., acquired Barrie & Hibbert Limited

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has acquired Barrie & Hibbert Limited, a leading provider of risk management modeling tools for insurance companies worldwide. The acquisition broadens Moody’s Analytics suite of software solutions for the insurance and pension sectors.
buyer parent: Moody's Corporation
buyer: Moody's Analytics, Inc.
Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation, is a leading provider of research, data, analytic tools and related services to debt capital markets and credit risk management professionals worldwide. "
target: Barrie & Hibbert Limited
Barrie & Hibbert Limited is a leading provider of risk management modeling tools for insurance companies worldwide. Its Economic Scenario Generator is widely recognized as an industry standard for valuing and projecting assets and liabilities and assessing risk and capital positions.
price ($mm)
$78
rev ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/14/2011 via Wall Street Journal

Moody's Corporation, acquired Copal Partners

synopsis: Moody's Corporation announced that it has acquired a majority stake in the companies of Copal Partners. Copal's companies are among the world's leading providers of outsourced research and analytical services to institutional customers. Services provided include due diligence support, industry and company analyses, and more.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$4,656.30)
Moody's Corporation is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: Copal Partners
Copal Partners' companies are among the world's leading providers of outsourced research and analytical services to institutional customers. They provide a range of services to leading institutional investors, investment banks, private equity firms, hedge funds and corporations globally.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$50
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/22/2010 via BusinessWire

Moody's Analytics, acquired CSI Global Education Inc.

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has acquired CSI Global Education Inc., Canada’s leading provider of financial learning, credentials, and certification. CSI will operate within Moody’s Analytics, strengthening Moody’s capabilities for delivering credit training programs, research and analytical services, and risk management software.
buyer parent: Moody's Corporation
buyer: Moody's Analytics
Moody's Analytics is a leading provider of research, data, analytic tools and related services to debt capital markets and credit risk management professionals worldwide. "
target parent: Onex Corporation
target: CSI Global Education Inc.
CSI is Canada’s leading provider of professional credentials and compliance solutions for the financial services industry. CSI is the exclusive provider of the Canadian Securities Course (CSC)®, the base requirement for qualification as a licensed securities dealer in Canada.
price ($mm)
$151
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/20/2010 via BusinessWire

Moody's Analytics, acquired Commercial Mortgage Metrics

synopsis: Moody’s Analytics, a leader in risk management solutions, announced that it has acquired full ownership of Commercial Mortgage Metrics (CMM), an analytical model for assessing default and recovery risk for commercial real estate (CRE), from CBRE Econometrics Advisors.
buyer parent: Moody's Corporation
buyer: Moody's Analytics
Moody's Analytics is a leading provider of research, data, analytic tools and related services to debt capital markets and credit risk management professionals worldwide. "
target parent: CBRE Richard Ellis, Inc.
target: Commercial Mortgage Metrics
CMM is a powerful tool that quantifies the probability of default and loss given default for real estate properties, allowing financial institutions and other market participants to quickly screen loans, detect credit deterioration, and accurately and consistently price for credit risk.
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announced 3/12/2015 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, will acquire Equilibrium (Peru)

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation, an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets, announced that it has agreed to acquire Equilibrium, a leading provider of credit rating and research services in Peru and Latin America.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$4,656.30)
Moody's Corporation is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: Equilibrium (Peru)
Equilibrium is a leading provider of credit rating and research services in Peru and other countries in Latin America. Based in Peru, Equilibrium has operated since 1996.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/21/2008 via BusinessWire

Oliver Wyman, acquired Celent

synopsis: Oliver Wyman, a leading international management consulting firm, announced today it has acquired Celent. Celent is a research and consulting firm focused on the global financial services industry. Celent’s operations will become a separate unit in Oliver Wyman’s financial services practice.
buyer parent: Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc.
buyer: Oliver Wyman
With more than 2,500 professionals in over 40 cities around the globe, Oliver Wyman is the leading management consulting firm that combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, organizational transformation, and leadership development. "
target: Celent
Celent is an independent, self-financed, and profitable firm dedicated to providing unbiased information and advice to financial services firms. Celent's analyst team is organized by financial services industry vertical: Banking, Securities & Investments, as well as Insurance.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/12/2007 via BusinessWire

SunGard Data Systems Inc., acquired The ASTEC Group

synopsis: SunGard has acquired The ASTEC Group, a specialist research consultancy and provider of information products and analytics on securities finance. The acquisition, the terms of which were not disclosed, is not expected to have a material impact on SunGard’s financial results.
buyer: SunGard Data Systems Inc.
SunGard is a global leader in software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard also helps information-dependent enterprises of all types to ensure the continuity of their business. "
target: The ASTEC Group
The ASTEC Consulting Group, Inc., a research company, provides information and analysis on securities finance, secured lending, and transitional economies. The company offers market models and peer review tools to analyze risks, returns, fees, and service quality.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/1/2005 via PR Newswire

Standard & Poor's Financial Information Group, acquired Vista Research, Inc.

synopsis: Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Vista Research, Inc., a leading provider of primary research. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: Standard & Poor's Financial Information Group
Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is the world's foremost provider of financial market intelligence, including independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data. "
target: Vista Research, Inc.
Vista Research, Inc. provides institutional money managers and hedge funds with access to a broad network of top-quality industry practitioners who share fresh, field-level insights with Vista's clients.
price ($mm)
$34
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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announced 7/17/2019 via Market Watch

Equistone Partners Europe, will acquire Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services

synopsis: Moody's Corp. has agreed to sell its Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services business to Equistone Partners Europe Ltd, a private-equity firm. Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services is a leading provider of high-value research, analytics and business intelligence to the financial services sector. They are based in London, UK.
buyer: Equistone Partners Europe
Equistone Partners Europe is an independent investment firm that invests as a strategic partner alongside management teams. In each of their markets they look for strong businesses with the potential to grow, supported by their capital and guided by their experience. "
target parent: Moody's Corporation
target: Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services
Based in London, UK, Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services is a leading provider of high-value research, analytics and business intelligence to the financial services sector.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/6/2013 via PE Hub

Asset International, Inc., will acquire Investor Economics

synopsis: Asset International, which is backed by Austin Ventures, is buying Investor Economics. The deal is valued at $20 million to $25 million. Investor Economics, of Toronto, provides business intelligence data and research for Canadian banks, asset managers and brokerages.
buyer parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
buyer: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International is a B2B information and technology company in the finance vertical which is transforming smaller traditional companies it has acquired into a high growth global business with a diverse set of new revenue streams: electronic data, tools, online media, research, and events. "
target: Investor Economics
Investor Economics is a research firm that specializes in the fact-based measurement and analysis of Canada’s retail financial services and wealth management industry.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/15/2017 via GlobeNewswire

TransUnion LLC, acquired FactorTrust

synopsis: TransUnion announced the acquisition of FactorTrust, a provider of alternative credit data, analytics and risk scoring information that empowers lenders to make more informed decisions, and increases financial inclusion to a wider population of consumers.
buyer: TransUnion LLC (TRU:$2,399.10)
Transunion helps uncover unique stories, trends and insights behind each data point, using historical information as well as alternative data sources. This allows a variety of markets and businesses to better manage risk and consumers to better manage their credit, personal information and identity."
target: FactorTrust
Since 2006, FactorTrust has provided the alternative credit data, analytics and risk scoring information that lenders need to make informed decisions about the consumers they want.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/18/2018 via PR Newswire

Equifax, Inc., acquired DataX

synopsis: Equifax Inc, a global information solutions company, has acquired DataX, Ltd, a leading specialty finance credit reporting agency and alternative data provider to lenders nationwide. Through DataX, Equifax will help lenders expand credit access and broaden financial inclusion for more consumers, specifically in underbanked populations.
buyer: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX:$3,415.20)
Equifax is a global information solutions company that uses unique data, innovative analytics, technology and industry expertise to power organizations and individuals around the world by transforming knowledge into insights that help make more informed business and personal decisions. "
target: DataX
DataX is an industry leading Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulated specialty finance credit reporting agency (CRA) and alternative data provider offering premier financial management solutions to businesses through a suite of advanced products.
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closed 12/28/2012 via PR Newswire

Equifax, Inc., acquired CSC Credit Services

synopsis: Equifax Inc. completed the acquisition of of CSC Credit Services, Inc. CSC's credit services business provides consumer credit services and related information to banks, mortgage companies, retail establishments, the automotive industry, medical entities, utility companies and other users of financial and credit information.
buyer: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX:$3,415.20)
Equifax is a global leader in consumer and commercial information solutions, providing businesses of all sizes and consumers with information they can trust. Equifax organizes and assimilates data on more than 500 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide. "
target parent: Computer Sciences Corporation
target: CSC Credit Services
CSC Credit Services, Inc. operates as a consumer reporting agency in the Midwestern and Central United States. The company provides credit services, such as consumer assistance, mortgage, electronic billing, business client file transfers, and secure file delivery system.
price ($mm)
$1,000
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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announced 6/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

Crisil Limited, will acquire Coalition Development Ltd

synopsis: Crisil has entered into an agreement to buy UK-headquartered Coalition Development Ltd. Coalition provides high-end analytics, mainly to leading global investment banks.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: Crisil Limited
CRISIL is India's leading Ratings, Research, Risk and Policy Advisory Company. CRISIL's majority shareholder is Standard & Poor's. The company offers domestic and international customers a unique combination of local insights and global perspectives. "
target: Coalition Development Ltd
Coalition provides high-end analytics, mainly to leading global investment banks. At Coalition, they believe their fundamental mission is to enable and inform the strategic business development of the world’s most advanced commercial entities.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/5/2012 via BusinessWire

Envestnet, Inc., acquired Prima Capital Holding, Inc.

synopsis: Envestnet, Inc., announced the completion of its acquisition of Prima Capital Holding, Inc., a provider of investment manager due diligence, research applications, asset allocation modeling and multi-manager portfolios to the wealth management and retirement industries.
buyer: Envestnet, Inc. (ENV:$812.36)
Envestnet, Inc. is a leading provider of technology-enabled wealth management solutions to financial advisors. Envestnet's technology is focused on addressing financial advisors' front-, middle- and back-office needs. "
target parent: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
target: Prima Capital Holding, Inc.
Prima Capital Holding, Inc. is a leading provider of due diligence, research applications, asset allocation modeling, and multi-manager portfolios to the wealth management and retirement industries.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/21/2009 via Company Press Release

Guidepoint Global, LLC., acquired Vista Research, Inc.

synopsis: The McGraw-Hill Companies announced the sale of Vista Research Inc., to Guidepoint Global, LLC, a leading provider of primary research services to investors around the world.
buyer: Guidepoint Global, LLC.
Established in 2003 as Clinical Advisors, Guidepoint Global is a global consulting and research firm that delivers superior, customized expertise and research tools to professionals in finance, professional services and industry. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Vista Research, Inc.
Vista Research, Inc. provides institutional money managers and hedge funds with access to a broad network of top-quality industry practitioners who share fresh, field-level insights with Vista's clients.
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closed 11/14/2011 via Wall Street Journal

Moody's Corporation, acquired Copal Partners

synopsis: Moody's Corporation announced that it has acquired a majority stake in the companies of Copal Partners. Copal's companies are among the world's leading providers of outsourced research and analytical services to institutional customers. Services provided include due diligence support, industry and company analyses, and more.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$4,656.30)
Moody's Corporation is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: Copal Partners
Copal Partners' companies are among the world's leading providers of outsourced research and analytical services to institutional customers. They provide a range of services to leading institutional investors, investment banks, private equity firms, hedge funds and corporations globally.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$50
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/27/2010 via BusinessWire

MF Global Holdings Ltd, will purchase Washington Research Group from Concept Capital

synopsis: Concept Capital, a leading institutional broker and total solutions provider for global investment managers, announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Washington D.C. based research division, the Washington Research Group, to MF Global Holdings Ltd.
buyer: MF Global Holdings Ltd (MF:$2,233.57)
MF Global provides a range of services and support for a diverse client base that includes institutions, corporations and government entities, introducing brokers and other industry professionals, and individual investors and traders. "
seller parent: Sanders Morris Harris Group Inc.
seller: Concept Capital
Washington Research Group is a 15-member policy analyst team providing institutional investors with insights about the impact of Washington policy on their investment decisions. The team's clients include the largest mutual funds and hedge funds in the country.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/22/2010 via PR Newswire

Irevna, acquired Pipal Research Corporation

synopsis: Irevna, a division of Standard & Poor's subsidiary, CRISIL, will be expanding its capabilities through the acquisition of Pipal Research Corporation, a leading analytical outsourcing company. The acquisition further cements Irevna's leadership position as a global provider of high-end research and analytical off-shoring services.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: Irevna
Irevna is a leading high-end research and analytical services provider for investment banks, insurance companies, asset management firms and other financial institutions. "
target: Pipal Research Corporation
Pipal Research is a leading custom research firm delivering the highest quality financial and business research and quantitative analytics to organizations worldwide. Pipal brings value to its clients through high quality research and analysis that helps solve complex business problems.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/1/2006 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Ibbotson Associates

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, today announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Ibbotson Associates, a leading provider of asset allocation research and services, for approximately $83 million in cash, subject to adjustments for working capital and other items.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,109.30)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Ibbotson Associates
Ibbotson Associates was founded by Professor Roger Ibbotson in 1977. The company's business lines include investment advice; investment consulting and research; planning and analysis software; educational and marketing services; and a widely used line of NASD-reviewed presentation materials.
price ($mm)
$83
rev ($mm)
$42
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
24.4x
closed 5/17/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Coupa Software, acquired Riskopy, Inc.

synopsis: Coupa Software, a leader in cloud-based spend management, announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Riskopy, Inc. Riskopy is changing how financial services are delivered by providing data-driven insights on 100 million businesses.
buyer: Coupa Software (COUP:$353.18)
Coupa Software is the cloud platform for business spend. They deliver “Value as a Service” by helping their customers maximize their spend under management, achieve significant cost savings and drive profitability. "
target: Riskopy, Inc.
Riskopy is changing how financial services are delivered by providing data-driven insights on 100 million businesses. Leveraging contextualized data, finance providers can accurately calculate the cost of capital, and monitor their portfolio for risks and opportunities.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/15/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Data Facts, Inc., acquired Strategic Information Resources, Inc

synopsis: Data Facts, a nationwide provider of mortgage lending solutions and national and international background screening solutions, announced their acquisition of Strategic Information Resources, a national provider of risk assessment services including consumer and business credit reports, appraisals, and comprehensive background screening.
buyer: Data Facts, Inc.
Data Facts provides trusted information that can be relied on to make sound hiring and lending decisions. Their comprehensive solutions allow clients to make better decisions faster and more efficiently. "
target: Strategic Information Resources, Inc
Strategic Information Resources is a national provider of risk assessment services including consumer and business credit reports, appraisals, and comprehensive background screening. SIR helps thousands of companies make more informed decisions every day.
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Ticker: NasdaqGM:COGT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cogint, Inc.
Cogint, Inc.
Cogint is a data and analytics company providing cloud-based, mission-critical information and performance marketing solutions to enterprises in a variety of industries. They transform data into intelligence utilizing their proprietary technology platforms to solve complex problems for clients.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$210.16
EBITDA ($mm)
($14.55)
EBIT ($mm)
($28.45)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
200
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:VRSK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,544.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,068.30
EBIT ($mm)
$839.60
Net Income ($mm)
$463.90
Employees
8068
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Ticker: 601519.SS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd.
Great Wisdom provides services in the areas of financial database, real-time quotes transmission, real-time quotes reveal and investment analysis software, financial education system, information dissemination, Web and other areas of financial services platform.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$92.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($76.41)
EBIT ($mm)
($68.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: INIX.PK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iFinix Corporation
iFinix Corporation
Ifinix is a leading global provider of financial and business information to professionals and active individual investors. Building on a 20-year legacy of delivering time-sensitive financial information, Ifinix provides streaming, real-time market data, news and analytics.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$0.54
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.26)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.27)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: LSE:ERM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is an international business-information group with more than 2,000 employees worldwide and a portfolio of over 30 businesses spanning price reporting, investment research, news and market analysis, and industry forums, institutes and events.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$328.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$55.56
EBIT ($mm)
$31.08
Net Income ($mm)
$78.26
Employees
1655
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Ticker: XTRA:G6P
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Going Public Media
Going Public Media
Going Public Media AG engages in the publishing and distribution of newspapers and magazines. It specializes in the publications on venture capital, private equity, corporate finance, and small and medium capital research. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Wolfratshausen, Germany.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$2.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.21
EBIT ($mm)
$0.09
Net Income ($mm)
$0.14
Employees
23
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