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closed 12/28/2015 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Carproof

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has acquired CarProof Corporation, a Canada-based company that offers products and services in vehicle history, appraisal and valuation for the automotive. CarProof is the industry standard in Canada for providing automotive vehicle history reports.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: Carproof
CarProof is the industry standard in Canada for providing automotive vehicle history reports to dealers, auto auctions, original equipment manufacturers, lenders, insurers, governments, law enforcement agencies and consumers.
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closed 6/1/2015 via Market Wire

KAR Auction Services, Inc., acquired instaVIN

synopsis: KAR Auction Services, Inc., a provider of used vehicle auction services, acquired MobileTrac, which is doing business as instaVIN. MobileTrac provides retail and wholesale car buyers with instaVIN's vehicle history reports as well as the instaLEAD and instaDEAL technology in which automotive dealers can attract and structure retail transactions.
buyer: KAR Auction Services, Inc. (KAR:$3,731.00)
KAR Auction Services, Inc. operates used vehicle auction services for North American sellers and buyers. KAR offers leading online auction platforms to provide greater access for customers. KAR's complementary businesses provide support, technology and logistics for the used vehicle industry. "
target: instaVIN
MobileTrac dba instaVIN specializes in tools, utilities and data services for consumers, automotive dealers and brokers, and other commercial users involved in the used vehicle market in the United States.
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closed 7/15/2013 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and analytics, has completed its acquisition of R.L. Polk & Co, a recognized leader in the automotive information industry. R.L. Polk & Co. consists of two divisions that provide actionable market intelligence, powerful tools and analytics and extensive vehicle history information.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target: R. L. Polk & Co
R. L. Polk is the premier provider of automotive information and marketing solutions. Polk collects and interprets global data and provides extensive automotive business expertise to help its clients understand their market position, identify trends, build brand loyalty, and conquer new business.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,403 [$1,403]
rev ($mm)
$403
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$94
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closed 2/23/2007 via PR Newswire

Izmocars, acquired CarSite

synopsis: Izmocars and PowerOne Media jointly announced that izmocars has purchased Carsite from PowerOne Media. The acquisition was an all cash deal for the assets of the automotive portal business of PowerOne Media, Carsite.com. The amount was not disclosed.
buyer: Izmocars
Izmocars is an industry leader providing interactive media solutions, eCommerce websites, dealer sales training and online marketing to the retail automotive industry. izmoCars premier products are utilized by successful auto dealerships to increase leads, sales, conversions and profits. "
target parent: PowerOne Media
target: CarSite
CarSite is a comprehensive online automotive marketing solution that enables media partners to transform their website into a compelling marketplace for buyers and sellers. CarSite’s powerful business analytic tools give dealers valuable research into consumer behavior.
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closed 2/1/2007 via PR Newswire

R. L. Polk & Co, purchased Automotive Information Center, the price and specification business of Autobytel from Autobytel Inc.

synopsis: Autobytel Inc. announced Polk has purchased Automotive Information Center the price and specification business of Autobytel. Through this acquisition, Polk will strengthen its platform for growth within the price and specification sector by adding key North American market planning information to its expanding global network of resources.
buyer: R. L. Polk & Co
R. L. Polk & Co. is the premier provider of automotive information and marketing solutions. Polk collects and interprets global data, and provides extensive automotive business expertise to help customers understand their market position, identify trends, build brand loyalty, conquest new business. "
seller: Autobytel Inc. (ABTL:$110.04)
Autobytel Inc. is one of the largest online automotive marketplaces, empowering consumers to make smart vehicle choices using objective automotive data and insightful interactive editorial content. The result is a convenient car-buying process .
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closed 11/15/2005 via BusinessWire

Primedia, Inc., acquired Automotive.com

synopsis: PRIMEDIA Inc announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Automotive.com, the premier automotive lead generation business serving new car buyers. As part of the transaction, PRIMEDIA has contributed the valuable assets associated with its 55 automotive Internet sites to Automotive.com.
buyer: Primedia, Inc. (:$0.00)
PRIMEDIA is the leading targeted media company in the United States. With 2005 revenue of $990 million, its properties comprise over 100 brands that connect buyers and sellers through print publications, Internet, events, merchandise and video programs in three market segments. "
target: Automotive.com
Automotive.com has been one of the Internet's leading auto buying portals and consumer information websites. Automotive.com has helped more than 50 million consumers research and price new cars, used cars, obtain financing and insurance leading to more than a million vehicle sales.
price ($mm)[EV]
$73 [$69]*
rev ($mm)
$29
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
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3.0x
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15.0x
closed 7/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

GfK Group, acquired PCNDATA Nederland BV

synopsis: Market research firm GfK acquired PCNDATA. PCNDATA offers solutions for sales promotion performance. They collect and record all sales promotion information, including store coupons and internet promotions, of food, non-food and drug store chains in Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. This information is available via a web application.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is one of the world’s largest research companies, working to discover new insights into the way people live, think and shop, in over 100 markets. They offer custom research services, including information and consulting services that support operational and strategic marketing decisions. "
target: PCNDATA Nederland BV
PCNDATA offers solutions for sales promotion performance. They collect and record all sales promotion information, including store coupons and internet promotions, of food, non-food and drug store chains in Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. This information is available via a web application.
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closed 12/7/2012 via PR Newswire

Solera Holdings, Inc., acquired CarweB Limited

synopsis: Solera Holdings, Inc., the leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industry, announced that it has acquired 100% of the outstanding shares of CarweB Limited. CarweB is a provider of vehicle history and vehicle-specific technical data products and services to the UK market.
buyer: Solera Holdings, Inc. (SLH:$1,140.85)
Solera is the leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industry. Solera is active in over 60 countries across six continents. The Solera companies include Audatex in the United States, Canada, and in more than 45 additional countries. "
target: CarweB Limited
CarweB is a provider of vehicle history and vehicle-specific technical data products and services to the UK market. Their customers include parts suppliers, collision and service repair shops, automobile dealerships, manufacturers, insurers, financial institutions and consumers.
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announced 9/19/2012 via Market Wire

SMA Alliance, LLC, will acquire Cars.net

synopsis: SMA Alliance, a marketing provider of automotive lead distribution, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cars.net, an immense automotive website with a user-friendly interface that enables customers to search and research vehicles in their local area.
buyer: SMA Alliance, LLC (SMAA:$0.00)
SMA Alliance, LLC, provides marketing and advertising solutions. It operates as an e-marketing and Internet focused lead generator. The company provides buying demand to automobile retailers on a daily basis through application of proprietary technology and managed systems. "
target: Cars.net
Cars.net is an immense automotive website with a user-friendly interface that enables customers to search and research vehicles in their local area. The site puts customers in contact with dealerships and vehicle owners in order to provide adequate answers on all vehicle data points.
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closed 12/22/2014 via Market Wire

Oracle Corporation, acquired DataLogix, Inc.

synopsis: Oracle announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Datalogix, the industry-recognized leader at connecting offline consumer spending to digital marketing that helps marketers increase the effectiveness and measurability of their advertising.
buyer: Oracle Corporation (ORCL:$39,531.00)
Oracle Corporation is the world's largest enterprise software company. The company is a leading provider of systems software, including database management, application development, and application server software. "
target: DataLogix, Inc.
Datalogix® is the leader at connecting digital media and offline purchasing data. They help over half of the top 100 consumer marketers increase the effectiveness and measurability of their advertising.
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closed 12/16/2013 via Market Wire

TransUnion LLC, acquired TLO

synopsis: TransUnion, a global leader in information and risk management, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Boca Raton, Fla.-based TLO, a leading company in the risk information and analytics industry.
buyer: TransUnion LLC (TRU:$2,399.10)
As a global leader in information and risk management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. TransUnion delivers high quality data and integrates advanced analytics and enhanced decision-making capabilities. "
target: TLO
TLO has reinvented the data-fusion industry for research and investigative needs. Their flagship product, TLOxp, provides the most accurate, actionable information that can be used for identity authentication, fraud prevention and detection, legislative compliance, and debt recovery.
price ($mm)
$154
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closed 12/12/2012 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., acquired Exclusive Analysis Ltd.

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of information and analytics, announced it has acquired Exclusive Analysis. Exclusive Analysis is a specialist intelligence company that forecasts political and violent risks worldwide.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target: Exclusive Analysis Ltd.
Exclusive Analysis offers intelligence, commentary, customized forecasting, tools and research to help customers identify relevant political and security risks, and manage risks at the country, sector, company, asset, deal and portfolio level in 195 countries.
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closed 1/17/2020 via GlobeNewswire

CarGurus, acquired Autolist, Inc.

synopsis: CarGurus, a leading global automotive marketplace, has acquired Autolist, an innovative car shopping platform spread across Android, iOS, and the web. The acquisition expands CarGurus’ category-leading consumer audience and will help enable the company to further enhance its unique value proposition for subscribing dealers.
buyer: CarGurus (CARG:$556.85)
CarGurus is an online automotive marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of new and used cars. The Company uses proprietary technology, search algorithms, and data analytics to bring trust and transparency to the automotive search experience and help users find great deals from top-rated dealers. "
target: Autolist, Inc.
Autolist is an innovative car shopping platform spread across Andriod, iOS, and the web to provide users with the best car buying experience anywhere. The company's tools analyze car prices, read reviews, research pricing history, and search over 7,000,000 listings to find the best value for users.
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announced 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Leboncoin, will acquire L’Argus

synopsis: Leboncoin.fr, a leading classified ads site in France owned by Adevinta, is to acquire L'argus, a France-based weekly newspaper dedicated to the automobile industry, offering classified ads, auto news, a used vehicle value estimator, buying guides and more.
buyer parent: Schibsted Media Group
buyer: Leboncoin
Leboncoin.fr is a leading classified ads site in France. Leboncoin allows people to search and place ads for jobs, vehicles, real estate, electronics, pets, hospitality services, furnishings, clothing, events, and more. Leboncoin operates in 4 continents and has over 250 million visitors every day. "
target: L’Argus
L'argus is a weekly newspaper dedicated to the automobile industry, offering classified ads, auto news, a used vehicle value estimator, buying guides and more. They are based in France.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$43
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
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0.0x
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0.0x
closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

wejo Ltd., acquired Carjojo Corp.

synopsis: wejo, a UK technology company that is pioneering data monetisation for global automotive brands, has acquired Carjojo, a website that helps consumers negotiate for the best deal when buying a new car in the US. Carjojo provides buyers with the lowest estimated price for their car of choice and a negotiator that handles all dealer communications.
buyer: wejo Ltd.
wejo is a UK technology company that is pioneering data monetisation for global automotive brands through unparalleled technology. Their wejo ADEPT platform provides powerful insights and data that helps reduce costs, optimise service, drive customer loyalty, and enrich the driving experience. "
target: Carjojo Corp.
wejo is a UK technology company that is pioneering data monetisation for global automotive brands through unparalleled technology. Their wejo ADEPT platform provides powerful insights and data that helps reduce costs, optimise service, drive customer loyalty, and enrich the driving experience.
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on offer 9/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd., offer to acquire CarAdvice.com.au Pty

synopsis: Nine Entertainment, a leading media and entertainment group focused on the delivery of premium video content to all Australians, has offered to acquire a controlling stake in CarAdvice.com, where Australians turn to for the most comprehensive independent editorial reviews of new cars.
buyer: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd. (ASX:NEC:$1,316.46)
Nine Entertainment Co. is a leading media and entertainment group focused on the delivery of premium video content to all Australians. NEC delivers its content in multiple ways through free-to-air TV broadcasting, Subscription Video-On-Demand, digital channels and online. "
target: CarAdvice.com.au Pty
CarAdvice.com is where Australians turn to for the most comprehensive independent editorial reviews of new cars. With a unique monthly audience of 705,000, CarAdvice is Australia’s largest independent automotive content publisher.
price ($mm)
$23
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closed 8/1/2016 via PR Newswire

Cars.com, acquired DealerRater

synopsis: Cars.com, a TEGNA Inc. company, has closed the acquisition of DealerRater, the industry's largest automotive consumer review website. DealerRater is uniquely positioned to lead the industry transition to finding not only the right dealer, but connecting consumers with the right person at the right dealer.
buyer parent: TEGNA Inc.
buyer: Cars.com (CARS:$631.37)
Cars.com is the leading destination for online car shoppers. It allows consumers to search, compare and connect with sellers and dealers, and provides buyers with greater control over the shopping process. It has approximately 30 million visits per month. "
target: DealerRater
DealerRater is the world’s leading car dealer review website that helps connect consumers with the right person at the right dealership. DealerRater.com provides more than two million service and sales reviews across 41,000 U.S. and Canadian dealerships.
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announced 8/7/2015 via PR Newswire

58.com, will acquire AutoComment

synopsis: 58.com Inc, China's largest online marketplace serving local merchants and consumers, announced that it agreed to acquire a 70% equity stake in AutoComment, a major automotive information website and service platform in China.
buyer: 58.com (WUBA:$303.82)
58.com is a Chinese classified ads site, where users can browse or publish rent, make friends, put goods up for sale, find jobs and seek co-operation and other information. Published classified ads, completely free. "
target: AutoComment
AutoComment is a major automotive information website and service platform in China. Founded in Beijing in 2007, AutoComment provides comprehensive and independent interactive content to automobile buyers and owners in China.
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closed 5/3/2011 via PR Newswire

TrueCar, Inc., acquired Honk

synopsis: TrueCar, Inc., the automotive industry innovator in new- and used-car pricing, trends and forecasting, has announced the acquisition of leading automotive social media company Honk.com. Honk's automotive platform puts the car shopper in charge, providing a highly organized shopping experience.
buyer: TrueCar, Inc. (TRUE:$358.09)
TrueCar, Inc. is an automotive solutions provider focused on changing how cars are sold by providing a significantly better customer experience while helping qualified dealer partners to gain incremental market share and reduce costs. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Honk
Honk is a leading automotive social media company. Headquartered in San Francisco, Honk's mission is to help consumers make smart car shopping decisions by leveraging the power of friends, family and the community.
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closed 2/10/2008 via BusinessWire

Comcast Spotlight, acquired Vehix

synopsis: Comcast Spotlight, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, has acquired Vehix, a multi-platform network that provides car buyers with a one-stop shopping experience. With the completion of this transaction, Comcast secured a 100% ownership of Vehix. Prior to the acquisition, Comcast owned a minority interest in Vehix.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: Comcast Spotlight
Comcast Spotlight, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, helps put the power of cable to use for local, regional and national advertisers. It is focused on moving the industry forward in advanced technologies and innovative products to reach audiences most effectively and efficiently. "
target: Vehix
Vehix is a multi-platform digital automotive network designed to provide consumers with a truly one-stop automotive shopping experience. Vehix, through its unique content, inventory and advertising network, offers written and video content, objective third-party information and research tools.
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closed 12/28/2015 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Carproof

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has acquired CarProof Corporation, a Canada-based company that offers products and services in vehicle history, appraisal and valuation for the automotive. CarProof is the industry standard in Canada for providing automotive vehicle history reports.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: Carproof
CarProof is the industry standard in Canada for providing automotive vehicle history reports to dealers, auto auctions, original equipment manufacturers, lenders, insurers, governments, law enforcement agencies and consumers.
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$468
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closed 10/18/2019 via BusinessWire

ACCESS Corporation, purchased Data Logic Services from IHS Markit Ltd.

synopsis: IHS Markit has completed the sale of Data Logic Services to Access. Data Logic Services provides storage and records management for firms in the energy industry. Its expertise includes data management, database integration, document archiving, cataloging, scanning and imaging.
buyer parent: Berkshire Partners LLC
buyer: ACCESS Corporation
Access is the nation’s largest privately-held records and information management (RIM) company. Their mission is to lead the RIM industry by providing their clients the very best service. Access provides document management solutions to 40 markets throughout the United States and Latin America. "
seller: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,362.00)
Based in Houston, Data Logic Services provides storage and records management for firms in the energy industry. Its expertise includes data management, database integration, document archiving, cataloging, scanning and imaging.
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closed 10/10/2019 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired Novation Analytics

synopsis: UK-based IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics, and solutions, has acquired Novation Analytics, a specialist provider of software solutions, data analysis, and advisory services to the automotive industry. Novation Analytics focuses on the modeling of vehicle energy efficiency and CO2 emissions compliance.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,362.00)
UK-based IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target: Novation Analytics
Novation Analytics provides software solutions, data analysis and advisory services, focusing on vehicle energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions. Novation's ENERGY software provides full-vehicle simulation and competitive and regulatory analysis for product planners, engineers and regulators.
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announced 9/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Montagu Private Equity, will acquire IHS Jane's

synopsis: Montagu Private Equity, a company that arranges and invests in buyouts of businesses, will be acquiring IHS Jane's, a respected, trusted partner of the world’s top governments and national security agencies, as well as the largest aerospace and defence businesses.
buyer: Montagu Private Equity
Montagu Private Equity focus exclusively on management buyouts where we can back strong incumbent CEOs who want to acquire the business they run, usually from a corporate owner or a founder. They invest in hundreds of companies across many different industry sectors. "
target parent: IHS Markit Ltd.
target: IHS Jane's
IHS Jane’s is a respected, trusted partner of the world’s top governments and national security agencies, as well as the largest aerospace and defence businesses. The Company has built its reputation through 120 years of service, delivering critical intelligence to its customers across the world.
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announced 5/29/2019 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., will acquire Agribusiness Intelligence

synopsis: IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, will acquire Agribusiness Intelligence group from Informa, a UK-based events, intelligence and research group. Agribusiness Intelligence is a UK-based provider of intelligence to agribusiness organisations. They offer the latest insights, analysis and data and forecasts.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,362.00)
UK-based IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: Agribusiness Intelligence
Agribusiness Intelligence is a UK-based provider of actionable intelligence to agribusiness organisations. Agribusiness Intelligence offers the latest insights, analysis and data and forecasts. They specialise in agri commodities and food, crop protection, fertilizers, and policy and regulation.
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announced 5/29/2019 via BusinessWire

Informa plc, will purchase TMT Business from IHS Markit Ltd.

synopsis: Informa, a UK-based international events, intelligence and scholarly research group, will acquire the IHS Markit Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) intelligence business from IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. IHS Markit TMT provides deep market insights across a wide range of technology markets.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,705.02)
UK-based Informa is a leading international Exhibitions, Events, Information Services and Scholarly Publishing Group. Informa helps commercial, professional and academic communities make better decisions faster, through specialist content and intelligence, and opportunities to connect and learn. "
seller: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS Markit Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) provides market insights across a wide range of technology markets, from materials and components, to devices and equipment, to end markets and consumers. IHS Markit TMT belongs to IHS Markit, a leader in critical information, analytics and solutions.
price ($mm)
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$3,688
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$1,162
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closed 5/21/2018 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired Ipreo Holdings LLC

synopsis: Ipreo, a leading financial services solutions and data provider, was acquired by IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. IHS Markit is acquiring the business from private equity funds managed by Blackstone and by the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: Ipreo Holdings LLC
Ipreo is a leading global provider of financial services technology, data and analytical services, supporting all participants in the capital-raising process, including sell-side professionals, finance officers at private and public companies, institutional investors, and asset managers.
price ($mm)
$1,855
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closed 4/16/2018 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired DeriveXperts

synopsis: IHS Markit, a world leader in information, analytics and solutions, announced it acquired DeriveXperts, a provider of valuation services for OTC derivatives and other complex financial securities. DeriveXperts specializes in daily and monthly computations of hard-to-value assets.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target: DeriveXperts
DeriveXperts is a provider of valuation services for OTC derivatives and other complex financial securities. They specialize in daily and monthly computations of hard-to-value assets, such as equity derivatives, FX derivatives, interest rate derivatives and structured notes.
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closed 9/26/2017 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired automotiveMastermind, Inc

synopsis: IHS Markit, a world leader in information, analytics and solutions, has acquired a 78% majority stake in automotiveMastermind Inc., a provider of predictive analytics and marketing automation software for the automotive industry. automotiveMastermind’s cloud-based platform helps dealers precisely predict automobile-buying behavior.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS Markit is a leader in critical information, analytics and expertise for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. They deliver next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency. "
target: automotiveMastermind, Inc
automotiveMastermind is the leading provider of predictive analytics and marketing automation technology for the automotive industry. The company’s cloud-based platform helps dealers precisely predict automobile-buying behavior and automates the creation of micro-targeted consumer communications.
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closed 6/1/2016 via PR Newswire

Genstar Capital LLC, purchased OERM from IHS, Inc.

synopsis: Genstar Capital, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused on investments in targeted segments of the software, industrial technology, financial services and healthcare industries, announced the acquisition of the Operational Excellence & Risk Management business ("OERM") of business information provider IHS Inc.
buyer: Genstar Capital LLC
Genstar Capital is a leading private equity firm that has been actively investing in high quality companies. Genstar works in partnership with its management teams and its network of operating executives and strategic advisors to transform its portfolio companies into industry-leading businesses. "
seller: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
Operational Excellence & Risk Management business ("OERM") provides a robust portfolio of software driven solutions that enable companies to manage and optimize their environmental, health, safety, and sustainability processes.
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closed 4/29/2016 via PR Newswire

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., acquired GlobalSpec, Inc.

synopsis: IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announced the acquisition of GlobalSpec, a leading source of news, data and analytics for the global engineering and technical community including the widely known brand name Engineering360.
buyer: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly-cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE inspires a glboal community. "
target parent: IHS, Inc.
target: GlobalSpec, Inc.
GlobalSpec is a leading source of news, data and analytics for the global engineering and technical community including the widely known brand name Engineering360. It specializes in vertical search and information services serving the engineering, manufacturing, and technical market segments.
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closed 7/12/2016 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., merged with Markit Group Ltd.

synopsis: IHS Inc. and Markit Ltd. announced the completion of their previously announced merger to form IHS Markit, a new leader in critical information, analytics and solutions that drive economies and markets worldwide.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: Markit Group Ltd. (MRKT:$1,129.70)
Markit is a leading global provider of financial information services. They provide products that enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. Their customers include banks, hedge funds, asset managers, central banks, regulators, auditors and insurance companies.
price ($mm)[EV]
$8,036 [$10,974]
rev ($mm)
$2,219
EBITDA ($mm)
$581
EV / rev
4.9x
EV / EBITDA
18.9x
closed 2/10/2016 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Oil Price Information Service

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and insight, has completed its acquisition of Oil Price Information Service (OPIS), an internationally referenced pricing reporting agency that serves the oil, natural gas and biofuels industries.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target parent: UCG
target: Oil Price Information Service
Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) is the world's most comprehensive source for petroleum pricing and news information with offices in the U.S., Europe and Singapore and is the most widely accepted U.S. fuel price benchmark for supply contracts and competitive positioning.
price ($mm)
$650
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/28/2015 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Carproof

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has acquired CarProof Corporation, a Canada-based company that offers products and services in vehicle history, appraisal and valuation for the automotive. CarProof is the industry standard in Canada for providing automotive vehicle history reports.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: Carproof
CarProof is the industry standard in Canada for providing automotive vehicle history reports to dealers, auto auctions, original equipment manufacturers, lenders, insurers, governments, law enforcement agencies and consumers.
price ($mm)
$468
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/20/2015 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired RootMetrics

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has acquired RootMetrics, a U.S.-based independent mobile networks analytics firm that offers insights into the mobile user experience.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: RootMetrics
RootMetrics is an independent mobile network research firm that specializes in providing unbiased mobile network performance information and mapping.
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closed 3/26/2015 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., acquired Dataium LLC

synopsis: IHS Inc., a leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has acquired Dataium, a company that provides essential business intelligence and analysis to the automotive industry. Dataium can predict future sales, prove advertising effectiveness, measure website performance and perform additional comparative analysis.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: Dataium LLC
Dataium is the world’s largest compiler of online automotive shopping behavior. Every month Dataium observes over 20 million automotive shoppers across over 10,000 automotive websites and then aggregates, indexes and summarizes this data into intelligent insights.
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announced 11/12/2014 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., will acquire JOC Group

synopsis: IHS Inc. a leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire JOC Group Inc., the authoritative provider of business intelligence, data and events for trade, transportation and logistics professionals worldwide.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target parent: Electra Partners LLP
target: JOC Group
JOC Group Inc. is the authoritative provider of business intelligence, data and events covering the global container shipping and logistics market. JOC Group Inc. provides access, intelligence, insight and support through their two online, print and events products, PIERS and JOC.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/6/2014 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., acquired Global Trade Information Services Incorporated

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced the acquisition of Global Trade Information Services, the preeminent provider of international merchandise trade data. Corporations, governments, and associations use their trade data systems to develop an enhanced understanding of global trade information.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: Global Trade Information Services Incorporated
Global Trade Information Services, Inc. (GTI) is recognized as the leading supplier of international merchandise trade data. Corporations, governments, and associations in more than 50 countries use their trade data systems to develop an enhanced understanding of global trade information.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/24/2013 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Intellichem, Inc.

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and analytics, announced it has acquired Intellichem, a strategic company that will strengthen IHS Chemical business in Latin America. Intellichem publishes a bi-weekly report (QuiMax) on the olefin and plastics markets in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Venezuela.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: Intellichem, Inc.
Intellichem, based in Houston, Texas, provides accurate and updated market intelligence for the petrochemical business and related industries in Latin America. The consultancy assists companies in their quest to understand key participants and to identify market opportunities.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/20/2013 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired PFC Energy

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and analytics, announced the acquisition of PFC Energy, a well-established leader in providing information, insight, and analytical products and services for the oil and gas value chain.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target: PFC Energy
PFC Energy is a global consulting firm specializing in the oil and gas industry. Its clients are oil and gas operators, national oil companies, service companies, investors, governments and other stakeholders.
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closed 7/15/2013 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and analytics, has completed its acquisition of R.L. Polk & Co, a recognized leader in the automotive information industry. R.L. Polk & Co. consists of two divisions that provide actionable market intelligence, powerful tools and analytics and extensive vehicle history information.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target: R. L. Polk & Co
R. L. Polk is the premier provider of automotive information and marketing solutions. Polk collects and interprets global data and provides extensive automotive business expertise to help its clients understand their market position, identify trends, build brand loyalty, and conquer new business.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,403 [$1,403]
rev ($mm)
$403
EBITDA ($mm)
$94
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
14.9x
closed 12/28/2015 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Carproof

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has acquired CarProof Corporation, a Canada-based company that offers products and services in vehicle history, appraisal and valuation for the automotive. CarProof is the industry standard in Canada for providing automotive vehicle history reports.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: Carproof
CarProof is the industry standard in Canada for providing automotive vehicle history reports to dealers, auto auctions, original equipment manufacturers, lenders, insurers, governments, law enforcement agencies and consumers.
price ($mm)
$468
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/1/2019 via BusinessWire

DTN, acquired Weatherzone

synopsis: DTN, an independent source of insights, analysis, and decision-support solutions, has acquired Weatherzone, from Nine Entertainment. Headquartered in Australia, Weatherzone is a leading provider of weather information to consumers and businesses across major industry sectors.
buyer parent: TBG AG
buyer: DTN
DTN is an independent source of accurate, objective, real-time, and actionable insights to increase confidence and support business decisions for customers working in agriculture, energy, and transportation. DTN also publishes Progressive Farmer magazine, the premier publication in agriculture. "
target parent: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
target: Weatherzone
Weatherzone is Australia’s largest private weather service. The company gives businesses advanced tools and the most accurate weather forecasts in order to operate safely, efficiently, and more profitably. Weatherzone's solutions are innovative, tailored, flexible and responsive.
price ($mm)
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announced 7/26/2019 via BusinessWire

HGGC, LLC, will acquire Monotype Imaging

synopsis: Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement under which it will be acquired by HGGC, a leading middle-market private equity firm. Monotype empowers creative minds to build and express authentic brands through design, technology, and expertise.
buyer: HGGC, LLC
HGGC is a leading middle-market private equity firm with $4.3 billion in cumulative capital commitments. HGGC is distinguished by its Advantaged Investing approach that enables firms to source and acquire scalable businesses through partnerships with management teams, founders, and sponsors. "
target: Monotype Imaging (TYPE:$243.96)
Monotype empowers creative minds to build and express authentic brands through design, technology and expertise. Monotype's libraries feature iconic typefaces including the Helvetica, Frutiger, and Univers families as well as contemporary releases from the Monotype Studio.
price ($mm)[EV]
$824 [$857]
rev ($mm)
$244
EBITDA ($mm)
$55
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
15.7x
announced 4/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Francisco Partners Management LLC, will acquire PayScale

synopsis: Francisco Partners, a leading global private equity firm specializing in technology and technology-enabled services businesses, will be acquiring PayScale, a company that offers modern compensation software and the most precise, real-time, data-driven insights for employees and employers alike.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm specializing in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. FP has invested in and acquired over 200 technology companies, making it one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: PayScale
PayScale offers modern compensation software and the most precise, real-time, data-driven insights for employees and employers alike. More than 7,000 customers, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, use PayScale to power pay decisions for more than 18 million employees.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Beauhurst, acquired Spinouts UK

synopsis: Beauhurst, a searchable database of the UK's fastest growing companies has acquired Spinouts UK, the project and dataset run and collected by Jonathan Harris. Spinouts UK is a company that provides information on early stage high growth companies in Scotland and northern England.
buyer: Beauhurst
Beauhurst is a searchable database of the UK's fastest-growing companies, from early-stage startups to late-stage scaleups. They are trusted by thousands of professionals to help them discover, track and understand everything there is to know about high-growth companies. "
target parent: Young Company Finance
target: Spinouts UK
Spinouts UK is a company dedicated to tracking and writing about early stage high growth companies in Scotland and Northern England. Many of the companies have been university spinouts and they are familiar with the issues involving both the university and the spinout companies.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Oracle Corporation, will acquire DataFox

synopsis: Oracle announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire DataFox, whose cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) data engine and derived business content provide the most current, precise and expansive set of company-level information and insightful data to optimize business decisions.
buyer: Oracle Corporation (ORCL:$39,531.00)
Oracle is a computer technology corporation developing and marketing computer hardware systems and enterprise software products. By eliminating complexity and simplifying IT, Oracle enables its customers to accelerate innovation and create added value for their customers. "
target: DataFox
DataFox helps sales, marketing, and investing teams find new opportunities. DataFox's machine learning algorithms and human analysts verify proprietary insights on millions of businesses to provide robust company data and growth signals.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/17/2018 via Company Press Release

InMobi, acquired Pinsight Media

synopsis: InMobi, a global provider of enterprise platforms for marketers, has acquired Pinsight Media from Sprint, one of the largest telecommunication companies in the US. Pinsight Media is a mobile data and brand intelligence company. Pinsight Media provides actionable insights that support smarter business and marketing decisions.
buyer: InMobi
InMobi is a mobile advertising platform that specializes in delivering the best ROI for mobile marketers. A mobile-first and mobile-only platform, InMobi has been pioneering the next generation of ad experiences, including video advertising, on the back of deep learning based optimization engines. "
target parent: Sprint
target: Pinsight Media
Pinsight Media is a mobile data and brand intelligence company. Leveraging verified, first-party mobile data from more than 32 million mobile users, Pinsight Media works together with businesses and marketers to provide actionable insights that support smarter business and marketing decisions.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Optus, will acquire Hivint Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Optus, one of the largest telecommunications companies in Australia, will acquire Hivint, an Australian consultancy firm which provides professional services within the field of cyber security, spanning technical, governance, risk and compliance services.
buyer parent: Temasek Holdings
buyer: Optus
Optus is one of the largest telecommunications companies in Australia. Optus provides mobile, telephony, internet, satellite, entertainment and business network services to more than 10 million customers every day. "
target: Hivint Pty Ltd.
Hivint is an Australian consultancy firm which provides professional services within the field of cyber security, spanning technical, governance, risk and compliance services. They also offer Security Colony, a SaaS platform that provides access to a library of security resources.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Cognate

synopsis: GoDaddy, a company that provides domain names, has acquired Cognate, a Boston-based startup that uses blockchain to do Common Law trademarks registry. Cognate reviews your proof of use, and once confirmed, creates a permanent, time-stamped record of a users' trademark information and proof.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 18 million customers worldwide and 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Cognate
Cognate is The Common Law Trademark (CM) Registry - the only fast, easy, and affordable way to protect your trademark rights. Cognate uses blockchain technology to make an immutable record of users' trademark rights.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/16/2018 via BusinessWire

CPA Global, purchased IP Software Solutions from Practice Insight

synopsis: CPA Global, the Intellectual Property (IP) services and technology market leader, announces the acquisition of Filing Analytics and Citation Eagle, two leading IP data and analytics software solutions, from Practice Insight, a wholly owned subsidiary of IPH Ltd.
buyer parent: Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
buyer: CPA Global
Based in the Channel Islands, CPA Global is the world’s leading IP management and technology company. They offer customers The IP Platform: delivering integrated Innovation and IP Portfolio software, services and insights across the entire Idea Lifecycle. "
seller parent: IPH Limited
seller: Practice Insight
Filing Analytics combines datasets from patent offices into one database. Machine learning and data augmentation are applied for the highest degree of data integrity and quality. Citation Eagle enables patent owners and attorneys to track and focus on citations of patents using one automated system.
price ($mm)
$7.30
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/8/2019 via BusinessWire

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

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

Salary.com, acquired Compdata Surveys

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

Questel, acquired Expernova

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

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

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

DuMont Mediengruppe, acquired DTAD Deutscher Auftragsdienst AG

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

Billtrust, acquired Credit2B

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

TransUnion LLC, acquired Callcredit Information Group

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

npm, Inc., acquired ^Lift Security

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

Fidelity National Financial, will acquire Stewart Information Services Corp

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

Duff & Phelps Corp., will acquire Kroll Inc.

synopsis: Duff & Phelps, the global advisor that enables clients to protect, restore and maximize value, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kroll, the global leader in complex investigations, security and cyber solutions, from Corporate Risk Holdings.
buyer: Duff & Phelps Corp. (DUF:$484.70)
Duff & Phelps is a global financial advisory and investment banking firm that provides expertise in the areas of valuation, transactions, financial restructuring, alternative assets, disputes and taxation, with more than 1,000 employees serving clients from offices in North America, Europe and Asia."
target parent: Corporate Risk Holdings, LLC
target: Kroll Inc.
Kroll is the leading global provider of risk solutions, helping clients make confident risk management decisions about people, assets, operations, and security through investigations, cyber security, due diligence and compliance, physical and operational security, and data management services.
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$85.27
EBIT ($mm)
$71.82
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1902
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Ticker: CARS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cars.com
Cars.com
Cars.com is a leading two-sided digital automotive marketplace that creates meaningful connections between buyers and sellers. Cars.com empowers consumers with resources and information to make informed buying decisions. They offer pricing and research tools and a large database of consumer reviews.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$631.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$218.59
EBIT ($mm)
$155.89
Net Income ($mm)
$121.49
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:4298
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Proto Corp.
Proto Corporation provides information about new and pre-owned cars, motorcycles, and parts through magazines and the Internet. The Company also provides information such as restaurants, golf courses, and ski resorts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$565.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.52
EBIT ($mm)
$46.58
Net Income ($mm)
$44.31
Employees
1455
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Ticker: CARG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CarGurus
CarGurus is a global, online automotive marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of cars. The company uses proprietary technology, search algorithms and data analytics to bring trust and transparency to the automotive search experience and help users find great deals from top-rated dealers.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$556.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$34.51
EBIT ($mm)
$27.59
Net Income ($mm)
$41.43
Employees
732
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Ticker: TRUE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TrueCar, Inc.
TrueCar, Inc.
TrueCar, Inc. is a digital automotive marketplace that provides comprehensive pricing transparency about what other people paid for their cars and enables consumers to engage with TrueCar Certified Dealers who are committed to providing a superior purchase experience.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$358.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($22.37)
EBIT ($mm)
($29.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
773
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Ticker: ASX:CAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carsales.com Ltd.
Carsales.com Ltd.
Carsales.com Ltd is the largest online automotive, motorcycle and marine classifieds business in Australia. Attracting more Australians interested in buying or selling cars, motorcycles, trucks, caravans and boats than any other classified group of websites.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$281.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$128.71
EBIT ($mm)
$125.79
Net Income ($mm)
$82.69
Employees
394
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Ticker: ABTL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Autobytel Inc.
Autobytel Inc.
Autobytel pioneered online car buying and has grown to become one of the most influential automotive consumer websites today. Autobytel has also received numerous industry accolades for providing high quality leads and a full range of marketing services to dealers and manufacturers.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$110.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.22
EBIT ($mm)
$6.71
Net Income ($mm)
$3.89
Employees
148
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Ticker: TC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TuanChe Limited
TuanChe Limited
TuanChe is an omni-channel automotive marketplace in China. TuanChe connects consumers with various industry players such as automakers, dealers and other automotive service providers. TuanChe has achieved rapid growth in its business by integrating its online platforms with offline sales events.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$99.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
833
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Ticker: SMAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SMA Alliance, LLC
SMA Alliance, LLC
SMA Alliance, LLC, provides marketing and advertising solutions. It operates as an e-marketing and Internet focused lead generator. The company provides buying demand to automobile retailers on a daily basis through application of proprietary technology and managed systems.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$2.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.50
EBIT ($mm)
$1.50
Net Income ($mm)
$1.40
Employees
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Ticker: LSE:EXPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Experian plc
Experian plc
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,861.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,509.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,197.00
Net Income ($mm)
$695.00
Employees
17200
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Ticker: INFO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IHS, Inc.
IHS, Inc.
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,362.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,499.70
EBIT ($mm)
$923.20
Net Income ($mm)
$381.40
Employees
14900
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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: TRU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TransUnion LLC
TransUnion LLC
As a global leader in information and risk management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. TransUnion delivers high quality data and integrates advanced analytics and enhanced decision-making capabilities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,399.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$844.40
EBIT ($mm)
$510.60
Net Income ($mm)
$274.40
Employees
7100
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Ticker: CLGX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CoreLogic, Inc.
CoreLogic, Inc.
CoreLogic is a provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services to business and government. CoreLogic develops predictive decision analytics and provides business services that bring dynamic insight and transparency to the markets it serves.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,739.51
EBITDA ($mm)
$357.42
EBIT ($mm)
$201.83
Net Income ($mm)
$31.91
Employees
5800
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Ticker: TSX:MDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) offers space-based solutions for cost-efficient global delivery of direct-to-home television, satellite radio, broadband internet, and mobile communications. MDA also offers end-to-end solutions to monitor and manage changes and activities worldwide.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,592.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$244.08
EBIT ($mm)
$177.01
Net Income ($mm)
$84.04
Employees
4800
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Ticker: CSGP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CoStar Group
CoStar Group
CoStar Group is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. Founded in 1987, CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,293.28
EBITDA ($mm)
$425.73
EBIT ($mm)
$347.14
Net Income ($mm)
$290.69
Employees
3705
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Ticker: ENXTAM:TOM2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TomTom NV
TomTom NV
Founded in 1991, TomTom is a leading provider of navigation and location-based products and services. TomTom maps, traffic information and navigation technology power automotive in-dash systems, mobile devices, web based applications and government and business solutions.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,079.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$135.18
EBIT ($mm)
$22.67
Net Income ($mm)
$41.16
Employees
4600
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Ticker: BIT:TECN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tecnoinvestimenti S.p.A
Tecnoinvestimenti S.p.A., through its subsidiaries, provides IT and credit information solutions in Italy. The company offers IT solutions and services for the dematerialization and digitalization of document processes through document management, electronic storage, and electronic invoicing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$280.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$71.00
EBIT ($mm)
$56.71
Net Income ($mm)
$34.22
Employees
1294
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Ticker: ASX:APX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Appen
Appen
Appen is a global leader in the development of high-quality, human-annotated datasets for machine learning and artificial intelligence. Appen partners with technology, automotive and eCommerce companies to help them develop and use products that rely on natural languages and machine learning.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$258.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$48.91
EBIT ($mm)
$44.23
Net Income ($mm)
$29.56
Employees
513
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Ticker: TYPE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monotype Imaging
Monotype Imaging
Monotype is a leading global provider of typefaces, technology and expertise that enable the best user experience and ensure brand integrity. Headquartered in Woburn, Mass., Monotype provides customers worldwide with typeface solutions for a broad range of creative applications and consumer devices.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$243.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.53
EBIT ($mm)
$45.32
Net Income ($mm)
$25.74
Employees
696
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Xinhua Finance Limited
Xinhua Finance Limited
Xinhua Finance Limited is an independent financial information and services company providing financial news and information, as well as a broad array of financial products and services unique to the China markets.
year
2006
rev ($mm)
$175.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.90)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
233
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Ticker: LSE:WIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wilmington plc
Wilmington plc
Wilmington plc is a dynamic and expanding group of companies providing information and training to professional business markets. Its businesses enable professionals and their organisations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$162.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.04
EBIT ($mm)
$22.44
Net Income ($mm)
$17.35
Employees
856
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Ticker: AIM:DATA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GlobalData Plc
GlobalData Plc
GlobalData is a world leading provider of data and analysis for consumer, technology and healthcare businesses. It delivers unique, robust data and trusted industry analysis and insight to organizations.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$147.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$24.73
EBIT ($mm)
$7.30
Net Income ($mm)
$4.76
Employees
1958
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Glacier Media, Inc.
Glacier Media, Inc.
Glacier provides news, data and analysis in a range of business sectors, including Agriculture, Energy, Mining, Real Estate and Environmental Risk. It owns roughly 160 community newspapers, magazines and websites including The Times Colonist in Victoria, and Prince George Citizen.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$141.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.85
EBIT ($mm)
($0.92)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.49
Employees
1751
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