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closed 12/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

Haynes Publishing Group PLC, acquired OATS Limited

synopsis: Yeovil-headquartered Haynes Publishing Group has acquired OATS, a Swindon-based technology business which provides data to the lubricants sector of the oil industry. OATS, founded in 1993 has developed an equipment and lubricants database that supports customers including original equipment manufacturers, oil companies and lubricant distributors.
buyer: Haynes Publishing Group PLC (LSE:HYNS:$48.05)
Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C., a publishing company, produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals. The Company's manuals are based on a complete vehicle strip-down and rebuild in its workshops. "
target: OATS Limited
OATS is a niche technology business that provides information and productivity solutions for the lubricants sector of the oil industry. OATS has developed an equipment and lubricants database that supports customers including original equipment manufacturers and oil companies.
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closed 8/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Genstar Capital LLC, acquired DrillingInfo Inc.

synopsis: Genstar Capital, a leading private equity firm, announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Drilling Info Holdings, Inc. Drillinginfo delivers business-critical insights to oil and gas industries through a state-of-the-art SaaS platform.
buyer: Genstar Capital LLC
Genstar Capital is a leading private equity firm that has been actively investing in high quality companies for more than 25 years. Based in San Francisco, Genstar works in partnership with its management teams to transform its portfolio companies into industry-leading businesses. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: DrillingInfo Inc.
Drillinginfo delivers business-critical insights to oil and gas industries through a state-of-the-art SaaS platform built on industry-leading data and energy analytics. Their solutions deliver value across the upstream and downstream supply chain.
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$20
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closed 2/27/2018 via BusinessWire

Westwood Global Energy Group, purchased RigLogix from Rigzone

synopsis: Westwood Global Energy Group, an energy research, analysis and consulting specialist for exploration and oilfield services markets, has acquired RigLogix from RigZone, a DHI Group company. RigLogix is a premium data services platform for the oil and gas industry.
buyer parent: Energy Ventures
buyer: Westwood Global Energy Group
Westwood Global Energy Group is a leading provider of information, subscription services and research-led consultancy for the global energy industry. They focus on intelligence and insight for worldwide exploration and oilfield services markets. "
seller parent: DHI Group, Inc.
seller: Rigzone
The acquisition includes the RigLogix platform from RigZone, a DHI Group company. RigLogix is a premium data services platform for the oil and gas industry. The platform offers on demand access to real time data and analysis for the global offshore rig market.
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closed 11/7/2017 via PR Newswire

DrillingInfo Inc., acquired Oil-Law Records

synopsis: Drillinginfo, the energy industry's leading SaaS and data analytics company, has acquired Oklahoma City-based Oil-Law Records, one of the first oil and gas industry information providers in the U.S.
buyer: DrillingInfo Inc.
Drillinginfo is the leading energy SaaS and data analytics platform that provides predictive tools and technology to drive exploration decisions, evaluate rapidly evolving opportunities and achieve better, faster results. "
target: Oil-Law Records
Oil-Law Records provides the oil and gas industries of Oklahoma and New Mexico with innovative efficient solutions to address information gathering challenges. Oil-Law Records compiles, analyzes and abstracts state-level oil and gas filings and distributes that information to thousands of end users.
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closed 8/1/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

DrillingInfo Inc., acquired RigData

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

S&P Global Platts, acquired RigData

synopsis: S&P Global Platts, the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, announced that it has acquired RigData, a provider of daily information on rig activity for the natural gas and oil markets across North America.
buyer parent: S&P Global
buyer: S&P Global Platts
S&P Global Platts is the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. S&P Global Platts coverage includes oil and gas, power, petrochemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping. "
target: RigData
RigData is the oil and gas industry’s trusted source for accurate and timely information pertaining to drilling activity in the United States, the Gulf of Mexico and Canada.
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closed 11/30/2009 via PR Newswire

DrillingInfo Inc., acquired HPDI, LLC

synopsis: Drilling Info, Inc. announced that it has acquired HPDI, a leading software and information services company for the energy industry. HPDI provides production data and web-enabled analytical software tools for a wide range of oil and gas related customers focused primarily in the financial sector and the gas and crude oil marketing sectors.
buyer: DrillingInfo Inc.
Drillinginfo is the premier information service for the domestic upstream oil and gas industry, providing an integrated land, production, and well information platform for E&P companies, technical professionals, landmen, royalty owners, and financial services. "
target: HPDI, LLC
HPDI is a data service company that provides data products and web-enabled decision-support applications to companies with oil and gas industry interests. The company's products enable clients to make decisions in exploration, production, transportation, servicing, and marketing.
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closed 8/29/2016 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, announced the acquisition of the data and subscriptions business of Quest Offshore Resources, Inc., which supplies market intelligence to the offshore oil and gas sector. The data and subscriptions business will become part of Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk Analytics business.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Wood Mackenzie
Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk Analytics business, is a trusted source of commercial intelligence for the world’s natural resources sector. Wood Mackenzie empowers clients to make better strategic decisions, providing objective analysis and advice on assets, companies, and markets. "
seller: Quest Offshore Resources, Inc.
Quest Offshore's Data and Subscriptions Business provides strategic market intelligence to the global oil and gas community through subscriptions to their 8 proprietary market-forecast databases. Quest Offshore is a boutique strategic advisory and consulting firm to the offshore Oil & Gas industry.
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closed 12/12/2012 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., acquired Dodson Data Systems

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of information and analytics, announced it has acquired the business of Dodson Data Systems. Dodson Data Systems is a leading provider of strategic information for companies engaged in oil and gas operations located in the offshore Gulf of Mexico and onshore United States.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
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: Dodson Data Systems
Dodson Data Systems provides information to the oil and gas industry benchmarking proficiency for offshore drilling, completion and production operations and drilling operations onshore USA.
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closed 4/18/2011 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired ODS-Petrodata Inc

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of information and analysis, announced that it has acquired ODS-Petrodata, a premier provider of data, information and market intelligence to the offshore energy industry.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information and insight in pivotal areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. "
target: ODS-Petrodata Inc
ODS-Petrodata (ODSP) is a premier provider of data, information and market intelligence to the offshore energy industry. ODSP is committed to delivering high-quality market intelligence, data, publications and analysis tools to the energy sector.
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closed 12/31/2012 via BusinessWire

Oil Price Information Service, acquired LCI Energy Insight

synopsis: Oil Price Information Service (OPIS), the nation's leading provider of petroleum spot, rack and retail news and pricing information, announced the acquisition of LCI Energy Insight. LCI is a premier provider of natural gas supply and market analysis as well as other key information and business intelligence for the North American gas industry.
buyer parent: UCG
buyer: Oil Price Information Service
Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) is the world's most comprehensive source for petroleum pricing and news information with offices in the U.S., Europe and Singapore and is the most widely accepted U.S. fuel price benchmark for supply contracts and competitive positioning. "
target: LCI Energy Insight
LCI Energy Insight, is the premier provider of specific natural gas supply and market analysis as well as other information and Intelligence for the North American Gas Industry. LCI’s primary mission is to provide timely, accurate and relevant data to the ever changing, dynamic energy industry.
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closed 8/12/2010 via PR Newswire

Dice Holdings, Inc., acquired Rigzone

synopsis: Building on its position in energy industry recruiting, Dice Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of specialized career websites for professional communities, announced it has completed the purchase of Rigzone, a U.S. market leader in the oil and gas industry delivering content, data, advertising and career services.
buyer parent: General Atlantic, LLC
buyer: Dice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DHX:$198.83)
Dice Holdings, Inc. is a leading provider of specialized career websites for professional communities, including technology and engineering, financial services, energy, healthcare, and security clearance. "
target: Rigzone
Known as the online gateway to the oil and gas industry, Rigzone is the world's most-used source for upstream oil and gas news and data, including in-depth information on the exploration, drilling and production markets.
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$35
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closed 6/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Metropolis International, Ltd., acquired Crambeth Allen Publishing Ltd

synopsis: Metropolis International, a fast growing media and technology group, has acquired Crambeth Allen Publishing Ltd (CAP), a specialist publisher dedicated to serving the worldwide refining, gas and petrochemical processing community. CAP offers print and digital magazines, websites, e-magazines and newsletters, webinars, and events.
buyer: Metropolis International, Ltd.
Metropolis International is a fast growing media and technology group, established in 1994, that specializes in business and niche consumer media, discount programs and business software. It employs 450 people and has offices in West London, Croydon, Bolton, Plymouth, Dublin and New York. "
target: Crambeth Allen Publishing Ltd
Crambeth Allen Publishing Ltd (CAP) is a specialist publisher dedicated to serving the worldwide refining, gas and petrochemical processing community. CAP offers print and digital magazines, websites, e-magazines and newsletters, webinars, and events.
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closed 5/2/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Hart Energy Publishing, LLLP, acquired Subsea Engineering News

synopsis: Hart Energy has acquired Subsea Engineering News, a digital newsletter covering the development and application of subsea oil and gas production technology, from Knighton Enterprises Ltd. Knighton's founder and editorial director, Steve Sasanow, will be retained by Hart Energy to elevate and enhance the company's growing offshore content offerings.
buyer parent: Wiegers Capital Partners
buyer: Hart Energy Publishing, LLLP
Hart Energy Publishing, LLLP is one of the world's largest energy industry publishers. Since 1973, Hart Energy has been recognized for expert coverage of the global energy industry with award-winning magazines, newsletters, directories, conferences, consulting services and online resources. "
target: Subsea Engineering News
Subsea Engineering News operates as a publisher of a digital newsletter on the development and application of subsea oil and gas production technology. The company is based in Cheltenham, United Kingdom.
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closed 9/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company, acquired Lasser, Inc.

synopsis: TGS, a company that, provides multi-client geoscience data to oil and gas Exploration and Production companies worldwide, announced that it has acquired Lasser, Inc., a company which provides historical and monthly oil and gas production data and owns, maintains and licenses a nationwide U.S. well production database.
buyer: TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (OB:TGS:$612.08)
TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) provides multi-client geoscience data to oil and gas Exploration and Production companies worldwide. TGS also offers advanced processing and imaging services, interpretation products, and data integration solutions. "
target: Lasser, Inc.
Lasser, Inc. provides high quality energy data for the oil and gas industry. Their site provides access to their comprehensive oil & gas production and well database using an internet browser. Users can subscribe to the database service either one month at a time or with an annual membership.
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cancelled 5/1/2012 via

Athol Gold, cancelled an acquisition of Oilbarrel.com

synopsis: Athol Gold, an investment holding company, has acquired Oilbarrel.com Limited. Oilbarrel.com owns and operates a portal that provides background information about oil and gas companies.
buyer: Athol Gold
Athol Gold Limited, an investment holding company, invests principally in the shares of gold and precious metals companies quoted on stock exchanges in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. "
target parent: Rivington Street Holdings PLC
target: Oilbarrel.com
Oilbarrel.com Limited owns and operates a portal that provides background information about oil and gas companies.
price ($mm)
$1.22
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closed 10/1/2010 via Company Press Release

CriticalControl Solutions Corp., acquired Visible Data Inc. and Visible One Call Inc.

synopsis: CriticalControl has acquired Visible Data Inc. and Visible One Call Inc. (collectively VDG). VDG’s business includes: A service to manage gathering system (pipeline) schematics integrated with data from regulatory databases. The sale of subscriptions of VDG’s proprietary online well production and pipeline attribute databases.
buyer: CriticalControl Solutions Corp. (CA:CCZ:$49.37)
CriticalControl is a technology company that builds, implements and manages critical business process solutions. Their proprietary products are data management tools to operate the critical business operations of government and energy sector clients. "
target: Visible Data Inc. and Visible One Call Inc.
Visible Data Inc. provides pipeline, environmental, gas plant, and well production data. Visible One Call Inc. provides end-to-end solutions to track tickets to oil and gas companies for identification of all facilities in a given area.
price ($mm)
$0.54
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announced 8/23/2006 via PR Newswire

Energy Listings LLC will be merged with PetroSales,

synopsis: Energy Listings LLC, the leading online multiple listing service for energy related assets, and PetroSales, a leading provider of oil & gas property negotiated sale services, announce an agreement to meld the two companies, and combine their buyer and seller acquisition and divestiture services under a new moniker known as "The E&P Global Network".
buyer: PetroSales
PetroSales conducts negotiated sales of oil & gas properties and midstream assets for its clients, providing the marketing, packaging and interactive data delivery through online data rooms. PetroSales is headquartered in The Woodlands, TX. "
target: Energy Listings LLC
Energy Listings is a global online property listing network, providing the global 24/7 distribution of acquisition & divestment opportunities to the marketplace. Energy Listings will be headquartered in The Woodlands, TX.
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closed 7/12/2012 via PR Newswire

DrillingInfo Inc., acquired County Scans

synopsis: Drilling Info, Inc. announced its acquisition of Grand Prairie, TX-based County Scans, the premier provider of deep, digitized U.S. mineral ownership data. The acquisition deepens and significantly enhances Drillinginfo's existing mineral leasing data and suite of analysis and management tools.
buyer: DrillingInfo Inc.
Drillinginfo is the premier information service for the domestic upstream oil and gas industry, providing an integrated land, production, and well information platform for E&P companies, technical professionals, landmen, royalty owners, and financial services. "
target parent: DFW Scanning
target: County Scans
County Scans collects, digitizes and indexes courthouse records in key oil and gas producing counties across the U.S., and has detailed coverage in several important existing and emerging unconventional hydrocarbon plays.
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announced 9/18/2014 via Market Wire

Geospatial Corporation, will acquire ShaleNavigator

synopsis: Geospatial Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ShaleNavigator. ShaleNavigator is the premier shale oil and gas informational SaaS platform covering the rapidly growing Marcellus and Utica unconventional shale plays.
buyer: Geospatial Corporation (GSPH:$0.50)
Geospatial Corporation utilizes integrated technologies to determine the accurate location and position of underground pipelines, conduits and other underground infrastructure data allowing Geospatial to create accurate (3D) three-dimensional digital maps and models of underground infrastructure. "
target: ShaleNavigator
ShaleNavigator is a cloud-based, interactive mapping software product containing over 20 map layers including current permits, well results, lease offers, available property, and pipelines in US Shale oil & gas plays.
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closed 12/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

Haynes Publishing Group PLC, acquired OATS Limited

synopsis: Yeovil-headquartered Haynes Publishing Group has acquired OATS, a Swindon-based technology business which provides data to the lubricants sector of the oil industry. OATS, founded in 1993 has developed an equipment and lubricants database that supports customers including original equipment manufacturers, oil companies and lubricant distributors.
buyer: Haynes Publishing Group PLC (LSE:HYNS:$48.05)
Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C., a publishing company, produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals. The Company's manuals are based on a complete vehicle strip-down and rebuild in its workshops. "
target: OATS Limited
OATS is a niche technology business that provides information and productivity solutions for the lubricants sector of the oil industry. OATS has developed an equipment and lubricants database that supports customers including original equipment manufacturers and oil companies.
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announced 2/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

InfoPro Digital, will acquire Haynes Publishing Group PLC

synopsis: Haynes Publishing Group has agreed to a takeover deal with B2B information and services firm Infopro Digital. Haynes Publishing Group, a publishing company, produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals. The Company's manuals are based on a complete vehicle strip-down and rebuild in its workshops.
buyer parent: TowerBrook Capital Partners, L.P.
buyer: InfoPro Digital
Infopro Digital is a leading group in informational and professional services. Its products such as software, databases, digital platforms, salons, conferences, training and media branding permit their clients to develop their sales and to improve their productivity and efficiency. "
target: Haynes Publishing Group PLC (LSE:HYNS:$48.05)
Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C., a publishing company, produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals. The Company's manuals are based on a complete vehicle strip-down and rebuild in its workshops.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

Haynes Publishing Group PLC, acquired OATS Limited

synopsis: Yeovil-headquartered Haynes Publishing Group has acquired OATS, a Swindon-based technology business which provides data to the lubricants sector of the oil industry. OATS, founded in 1993 has developed an equipment and lubricants database that supports customers including original equipment manufacturers, oil companies and lubricant distributors.
buyer: Haynes Publishing Group PLC (LSE:HYNS:$48.05)
Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C., a publishing company, produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals. The Company's manuals are based on a complete vehicle strip-down and rebuild in its workshops. "
target: OATS Limited
OATS is a niche technology business that provides information and productivity solutions for the lubricants sector of the oil industry. OATS has developed an equipment and lubricants database that supports customers including original equipment manufacturers and oil companies.
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closed 2/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Haynes Publishing Group PLC, acquired Teon Media

synopsis: Haynes Publishing, a publishing company that produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals, has acquired digital platform Teon Media, a company that develops and markets a mobile centric platform and database covering Europe's popular cars.
buyer: Haynes Publishing Group PLC (LSE:HYNS:$48.05)
Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C., a publishing company, produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals. The Company's manuals are based on a complete vehicle strip-down and rebuild in its workshops. "
target: Teon Media
Teon Media Limited develops and markets a mobile centric platform and database covering Europe's popular cars. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Darlington, United Kingdom.
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closed 9/18/2013 via Company Press Release

Haynes Publishing Group PLC, acquired Clymer Manuals

synopsis: Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C. acquired Clymer and Intertec Manuals from Penton Business Media Inc. Clymer Manuals publishes DIY repair manuals for motorcycle owners. It also publishes a range of DIY manuals for personal watercraft and snowmobiles; and under the Intertec name, publishes manuals for farm equipment.
buyer: Haynes Publishing Group PLC (LSE:HYNS:$48.05)
Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C., a publishing company, produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals. The Company's manuals are based on a complete vehicle strip-down and rebuild in its workshops. "
target parent: Penton Media
target: Clymer Manuals
Clymer Manuals publishes DIY repair manuals for motorcycle owners. It also publishes a range of DIY manuals for personal watercraft and snowmobiles; and under the Intertec name, publishes manuals for farm equipment.
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announced 2/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

InfoPro Digital, will acquire Haynes Publishing Group PLC

synopsis: Haynes Publishing Group has agreed to a takeover deal with B2B information and services firm Infopro Digital. Haynes Publishing Group, a publishing company, produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals. The Company's manuals are based on a complete vehicle strip-down and rebuild in its workshops.
buyer parent: TowerBrook Capital Partners, L.P.
buyer: InfoPro Digital
Infopro Digital is a leading group in informational and professional services. Its products such as software, databases, digital platforms, salons, conferences, training and media branding permit their clients to develop their sales and to improve their productivity and efficiency. "
target: Haynes Publishing Group PLC (LSE:HYNS:$48.05)
Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C., a publishing company, produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals. The Company's manuals are based on a complete vehicle strip-down and rebuild in its workshops.
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closed 7/14/2015 via GlobeNewswire

ARI Network Services, Inc., acquired Direct Communications Inc.

synopsis: ARI Network Services, Inc. announced that it has acquired Direct Communications Inc. (DCi). DCi is the leading provider of differentiated product content and electronic catalog software serving manufacturers, distributors, jobbers and independent retailers.
buyer: ARI Network Services, Inc. (ARIS:$51.16)
ARI Network Services, Inc. offers an award-winning suite of data-driven software tools and marketing services to help dealers, equipment manufacturers and distributors in selected vertical markets Sell More Stuff!™ – online and in-store. "
target: Direct Communications Inc.
Direct Communications, Inc. (DCi) has become the leader in business-to-business communications solutions “connecting buyers and sellers.” DCi has solutions to help manufacturers, distributors and independent retailers sell online using enhanced product content to drive turnkey online stores.
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closed 8/20/2012 via PR Newswire

ARI Network Services, Inc., acquired Ready2Ride, Inc.

synopsis: ARI Network Services, a leader in creating, marketing, and supporting SaaS and DaaS solutions that connect consumers, dealers, distributors, and manufacturers in select vertical markets, announced that it has acquired Ready2Ride Inc., the first-to-market and leading provider of enhanced aftermarket fitment data for the powersports industry.
buyer: ARI Network Services, Inc. (ARIS:$51.16)
ARI Network Services, Inc. is a leader in creating, marketing, and supporting software, software as a service and data as a service solutions that enhance revenue and reduce costs for their customers. "
target: Ready2Ride, Inc.
Ready2Ride has a database with over 8 million links from parts to bikes. It also provides part name, full descriptions, images, attributes, along with notes and fitment.
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closed 9/13/2006 via PR Newswire

ProQuest Business Solutions, purchased CPD electronic parts catalog business from Dealer Computer Services, Inc

synopsis: ProQuest Business Solutions Inc., a business segment of ProQuest Company, has closed on its acquisition of the CPD electronic parts catalog business of Dealer Computer Services, Inc. This acquisition has received regulatory and ProQuest Company Board of Directors approval.
buyer parent: Snap-on Incorporated
buyer: ProQuest Business Solutions
ProQuest Business Solutions helps its customers in the automotive and powersports industries operate more effectively by providing content management, technical data and e-commerce applications. "
seller: Dealer Computer Services, Inc
Dealer Computer Services, (DCS) Inc., based in Houston, Texas, supplies comprehensive software solutions specifically designed to meet the needs of automobile dealerships. DCS has built a reputation as being the industry leader in innovation.
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closed 8/12/2015 via Company Press Release

Collision Repair, acquired BodyShop Magazine

synopsis: Media Matters, the parent corporation of Collision Repair, has acquired Bodyshop magazine. Bodyshop is the automotive accident repair industry’s leading monthly independent publication. Each month, 8,444 print copies reach individuals with the authority to invest.
buyer parent: Media Matters Inc.
buyer: Collision Repair
Media Matters Inc. has become a cornerstone of the publishing industry, bringing top-notch magazines such as Collision Repair and Canadian Auto Recyclers to automotive stakeholders across the country. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. "
target: BodyShop Magazine
Bodyshop is an automotive accident repair industry magazine. The Bodyshop brand includes the Annual Directory, Cross Canada Annual Survey, Bodyshop of the Year, and Restyler of the Year Awards.
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closed 4/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Solera Holdings, Inc., acquired AutoPoint

synopsis: Solera Holdings, Inc., a global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industries, has purchased 100% of the equity interests of the AutoPoint companies from Service Repair Solutions, Inc. (SRS). SRS is a joint venture between a subsidiary of Solera and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a private equity firm.
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 65 countries across six continents. The Solera companies include Audatex in the United States, Canada, and in more than 45 additional countries. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: AutoPoint
AutoPoint is a leader in providing dealerships the necessary tools, processes and training to successfully institute a comprehensive vehicle inspection program. The AutoPoint platform leverages a proprietary database to enhance drivers' service, maintenance and repair experiences.
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closed 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Babcox Media, Inc., acquired Transmission Digest

synopsis: Babcox Media Inc., a business-to-business media and information services company, has acquired Transmission Digest from MD Publications, Inc., a publisher of automotive aftermarket trade journals. Transmission Digest is a monthly magazine that provides information to shop owners and technicians serving the transmission and powertrain aftermarket.
buyer: Babcox Media, Inc.
Founded in 1920, Babcox Media is a business-to-business media and information services company serving the auto dealer, auto care, tire, performance, commercial trucking, powersports and enthusiast markets. "
target parent: MD Publications, Inc.
target: Transmission Digest
Transmission Digest is a monthly magazine focused on transmissions and powertrains. Transmission Digest provides a full range of information and educational resources to shop owners and technicians serving the transmission and powertrain aftermarket.
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closed 9/18/2013 via Company Press Release

Haynes Publishing Group PLC, acquired Clymer Manuals

synopsis: Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C. acquired Clymer and Intertec Manuals from Penton Business Media Inc. Clymer Manuals publishes DIY repair manuals for motorcycle owners. It also publishes a range of DIY manuals for personal watercraft and snowmobiles; and under the Intertec name, publishes manuals for farm equipment.
buyer: Haynes Publishing Group PLC (LSE:HYNS:$48.05)
Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C., a publishing company, produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals. The Company's manuals are based on a complete vehicle strip-down and rebuild in its workshops. "
target parent: Penton Media
target: Clymer Manuals
Clymer Manuals publishes DIY repair manuals for motorcycle owners. It also publishes a range of DIY manuals for personal watercraft and snowmobiles; and under the Intertec name, publishes manuals for farm equipment.
price ($mm)
$9.25
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, will purchase 12 Magazines from UKi Media & Events Ltd.

synopsis: The Mark Allen Group is in the final stages of completing on a deal to acquire 12 magazines currently published by the Dorking-based company, UKi Media & Events. These magazines fall into three B2B sectors: aviation, automotive and transport, and entertainment.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
seller: UKi Media & Events Ltd.
The 12 magazines fall into three B2B sectors: aviation, automotive and transport, and entertainment. They are: Business Airport International, Business Jet International, Aircraft Interiors International, Aerospace Testing International, Air Traffic Technology, and more.
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closed 1/30/2017 via PR Newswire

Solera Holdings, Inc., acquired Autodata Limited

synopsis: Solera Holdings, Inc., a global leader in data and software for the automotive, home ownership and digital identity management ecosystems, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Autodata, a leading provider of technical information and knowledge solutions for the automotive service, maintenance and repair industry.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Solera Holdings, Inc. (SLH:$1,140.85)
Solera is a leading provider of risk and asset management software and services to the automotive and property marketplace, including the global P&C insurance industry. Solera is active in over 75 countries across six continents with companies including: Audatex, HPI, CarweB, Informex and many more."
target parent: Bowmark Capital
target: Autodata Limited
Autodata is a trusted leader in providing technical information to the automotive aftermarket. Autodata develops products for use in automotive workshops for the repair and servicing of cars and motorbikes, as well as corporate solutions for companies requiring custom platforms or integrations.
price ($mm)
$422
rev ($mm)
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closed 5/16/2014 via BNC Analysis

Bowmark Capital, acquired Autodata Limited

synopsis: Bowmark Capital LLP, the leading private equity firm specialising in smaller UK companies, has acquired Autodata Limited, a vehicle information provider that provides facts on around 17,000 automobile models from 80 vehicle makers to skilled workshops.
buyer: Bowmark Capital
Bowmark Capital is the leading private equity firm specialising in smaller UK companies. They manage and advise funds totaling £850 million on behalf of a blue chip investor base including public pension funds, insurance companies and banks from the UK, US and Continental Europe. "
target: Autodata Limited
Autodata is one of the world’s leading suppliers and publishers of technical information to the automotive aftermarket. Autodata provides information systems which cover technical information for cars, light commercials and trucks.
price ($mm)
$253
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/8/2013 via BusinessWire

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, will acquire Service Repair Solutions

synopsis: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a private equity firm exclusively focused on information/business services and healthcare, announced it has agreed to buy Service Repair Solutions, a leading provider of mission-critical data, information services and workflow solutions to the automotive service and repair industry, from Warburg Pincus.
buyer: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe is the largest and most successful private equity firm focused on two industry sectors: information/business services and healthcare. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Service Repair Solutions
Service Repair Solutions, Inc. delivers innovative solutions for the service and repair industry. They enhance service and repair at the point of delivery improving the experience for those diagnosing, repairing, and communicating the growing complexity of automotive service.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 7/17/2015 via PR Newswire

Solera Holdings, Inc., acquired Identifix

synopsis: Solera Holdings, Inc. has acquired Identifix, an industry leading data-driven software-as-a-service company. Identifix builds proprietary databases, proven workflow solutions and expert crowd-sourced experiences that help mechanical repair shops and auto dealers increase their efficiency, profitability and customer loyalty.
buyer: Solera Holdings, Inc. (SLH:$1,140.85)
Solera is a leading provider of risk and asset management software and services to the automotive and property marketplace, including the global P&C insurance industry. Solera is active in over 75 countries across six continents with companies including: Audatex, HPI, CarweB, Informex and many more."
target parent: Mobile Productivity, Inc.
target: Identifix
Identifix is a leading source for vehicle diagnostics, genuine OEM service and repair information, factory scheduled maintenance plans, and reliable estimating. Identifix's products and services include the online tool Direct-Hit and their technical Repair Hotline.
price ($mm)[EV]
$595 [$570]*
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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