Like G2 Web Services, LLC.

announced 7/27/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC, will acquire G2 Web Services, LLC.

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire G2 Web Services, an industry-leading provider of merchant risk intelligence solutions for acquirers, commercial banks, and other payment system providers. G2 Web Services will become part of Argus, a Verisk Analytics business.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC
Argus is a one-of-a-kind leading provider of information, scoring solutions, and advisory services to financial institutions across the globe. Their client base ranges from financial institutions and their regulators to various companies across the media industry and beyond. "
target: G2 Web Services, LLC.
G2 Web Services is a leading global provider of merchant risk management solutions, including due diligence, compliance and fraud protection.
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closed 9/7/2011 via Company Press Release

Primus Capital Funds, acquired G2 Web Services, LLC.

synopsis: Primus Capital, a private equity firm that invests in high-growth companies within the business services, healthcare and education industries, announced the acquisition of G2 Web Services, LLC, the leading provider of merchant compliance monitoring and e-commerce risk management services to the payments industry.
buyer: Primus Capital Funds
Primus Capital is a private equity firm that invests in profitable growth companies in the lower middle market. Primus provides expansion capital and leads buyout and minority recapitalization transactions in the healthcare, business services, and for-profit education industries. "
target: G2 Web Services, LLC.
G2 Web Services is the leader in merchant compliance monitoring and e-commerce risk management. G2 works with acquiring banks, independent sales organizations, and other acquiring value chain members to identify, mitigate and monitor risk posed by their merchants’ online presences.
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closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Perils, acquired Catastrophe Indices & Quantification Inc

synopsis: Zurich-based analytics firm PERILS has announced its acquisition of Toronto-based Catastrophe Indices & Quantification Inc. (CatIQ), a company that collects event loss and exposure data from most of the Canadian insurance market and provides an independent industry exposure and loss database for the region.
buyer parent: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
buyer: Perils
Headquartered in Switzerland, PERILS is an independent organization providing high-quality data relevant to the insurance industry with the aim of increasing the understanding of insured risk and to facilitate risk transfer. "
target: Catastrophe Indices & Quantification Inc
Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) delivers detailed analytical and meteorological information on Canadian natural and man-made catastrophes. Through its app, CatIQ combines comprehensive insured loss and exposure indices, as well as other related information.
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closed 3/23/2015 via BusinessWire

Tiger Media, Inc., acquired Interactive Data, LLC

synopsis: Tiger Media, Inc., a Shanghai-based multi-platform media company announced that it has completed the acquisition of The Best One, Inc. (“TBO”), parent company of U.S.-based data solutions provider Interactive Data, LLC (“Interactive Data”).
buyer: Tiger Media, Inc. (NasdaqGM:COGT:$210.16)
Tiger Media is a leading Shanghai-based multi-platform media company in China which provides advertising services in the out-of-home advertising industry, including iScreen Outdoor LCD screens, billboards and street furniture. "
target: Interactive Data, LLC
Interactive Data is a data solutions provider, historically delivering data products and services to the Accounts Receivable Management (ARM) industry for location and identity verification, legislative compliance and debt recovery.
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closed 7/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Becker Professional Education, acquired ACAMS Moneylaundering.com

synopsis: Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a subsidiary of DeVry Education Group, announced that the previously disclosed acquisition of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) for $330 million has closed. ACAMS is the largest international membership organization.
buyer parent: DeVry Education Group
buyer: Becker Professional Education
Becker Professional Education is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. Professionals have prepared to advance their careers through its CPA Exam Review, ACCA Courses, CMA Exam Review, PMP Exam Review, USMLE Review and more. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: ACAMS Moneylaundering.com
ACAMS is the largest international membership organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and skills of Anti-Money Laundering and financial crime prevention professionals with resources designed to develop and sharpen the skills required for superior job performance and career advancement.
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closed 12/7/2006 via PR Newswire

Fortent, acquired Alert Global Media Inc

synopsis: Fortent, a specialist in anti-money laundering, Know Your Customer, and fraud detection technology,has acquired Alert Global Media, the Miami-based publisher of moneylaundering.com and Money Laundering Alert and provider of anti-money laundering (AML) conferences and training for financial professionals.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Fortent
Fortent delivers enterprise-wide risk and compliance solutions to financial institutions worldwide. With advanced monitoring and detection systems, Fortent provides anti-money laundering, Know Your Customer, and fraud detection capabilities that can be integrated into existing business practices. "
target: Alert Global Media Inc
Alert Global Media’s web sites are the most abundant sources, in English and Spanish, of money laundering information on the Internet. The company conducts three major money laundering conferences, including the largest in the world each spring in South Florida.
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closed 2/4/2020 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: Cboe Global Markets, Inc. has acquired Hanweck Associates, LLC, a real-time risk analytics company. Hanweck is expected to help Cboe clients better understand how their balance sheet is optimized through real-time margin calculations of non-linear instruments and analytics that optimize portfolio allocations and hedges.
buyer: Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (CBOE:$2,815.00)
Cboe is one of the world's largest exchange holding companies, offering cutting-edge trading and investment solutions to investors. The company is committed to defining markets and driving global marketplaces forward through product innovation, leading-edge technology and seamless trading solutions."
target: Hanweck Associates, LLC
Hanweck is the leading provider of real-time risk analytics on global derivatives market. The firm's data brings visibility and clarity to capital and balance sheet constraints of banks, broker/dealers, hedge funds, central counterparties, and exchanges.
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closed 11/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

MergerMarket Group, acquired C6 Intelligence Information Systems Limited

synopsis: Mergermarket Group, a BC Partners portfolio company, announced that it has acquired C6 Intelligence. Headquartered in the UK, C6 is a provider of global risk intelligence and data. C6 is a trusted provider of intelligence in the field of customer due diligence covering know-your-client (KYC) checks and also has a unique fraud intelligence database.
buyer parent: BC Partners
buyer: MergerMarket Group
Mergermarket Group is a global media company providing investment banks, advisory professionals, fund managers, private equity firms, industry and corporate professionals with forward-looking intelligence, analysis and data. "
target: C6 Intelligence Information Systems Limited
C6 Intelligence provides actionable data that helps businesses all over the world manage risk. The company is a trusted provider of data and intelligence in the field of customer due diligence covering know-your-client (KYC) checks, ongoing monitoring, and enhanced due diligence (EDD).
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closed 4/1/2014 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis Risk Solutions, acquired Tracesmart

synopsis: LexisNexis® Risk Solutions announced it is expanding its identity management and fraud prevention solutions for the banking, insurance and public sectors with the acquisition of United Kingdom-based Tracesmart®. Tracesmart is a provider of consumer data and identity, risk and trace solutions.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions is a leader in providing essential information that helps customers across industries and government predict, assess and manage risk. "
target: Tracesmart
Tracesmart is a provider of consumer data and identity, risk and trace solutions serving UK clients by delivering web-based software for tracing, identity verification/fraud prevention, anti-money laundering, debt collection and data cleansing.
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closed 12/16/2013 via Market Wire

TransUnion LLC, acquired TLO

synopsis: TransUnion, a global leader in information and risk management, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Boca Raton, Fla.-based TLO, a leading company in the risk information and analytics industry.
buyer: TransUnion LLC (TRU:$2,399.10)
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.
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closed 8/7/2013 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis, acquired WorldCompliance

synopsis: Reed Elsevier, the parent company of LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, announced it has acquired the remaining 55 percent of WorldCompliance. WorldCompliance is a leading provider of customer and vendor screening content used for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target: WorldCompliance
WorldCompliance has the most comprehensive database of profiles of individuals and organizations that pose a potential risk to the financial system. Their solutions provide a means to stay in compliance with mounting regulatory requirements while protecting the organization’s reputation.
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closed 12/12/2012 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., acquired Exclusive Analysis Ltd.

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of information and analytics, announced it has acquired Exclusive Analysis. Exclusive Analysis is a specialist intelligence company that forecasts political and violent risks worldwide.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,449.00)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target: Exclusive Analysis Ltd.
Exclusive Analysis offers intelligence, commentary, customized forecasting, tools and research to help customers identify relevant political and security risks, and manage risks at the country, sector, company, asset, deal and portfolio level in 195 countries.
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closed 8/12/2014 via BusinessWire

MSCI Inc., acquired GMI Ratings

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

The Corporate Library merged with GovernanceMetrics International,

synopsis: The Corporate Library and GovernanceMetrics International (GMI) announced they have merged, uniting two leading global corporate governance research and risk rating firms. This merger creates the world's leading independent firm dedicated to the development and sale of corporate governance risk ratings.
buyer parent: GovernanceMetrics International
buyer: GovernanceMetrics International
GovernanceMetrics International (GMI) is the largest independent provider of global corporate governance research, ratings and risk analysis. GMI provides in-depth coverage of 4,200 companies, including the complete MSCI World Index and extensive Emerging Market coverage. "
target parent: The Corporate Library
target: The Corporate Library
The Corporate Library has been the leading independent firm providing corporate governance research, advisory and risk analysis solutions. They rate companies on a proprietary set of governance risk factors, allowing businesses to evaluate governance as an element of investment and other risk.
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closed 9/19/2016 via PR Newswire

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

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

CoreLogic, Inc., acquired RiskMeter Online

synopsis: CoreLogic® announced the acquisition of CDS Business Mapping, LLC. CDS Business Mapping's primary offering is RiskMeter Online. It delivers critical underwriting information to over 700 insurance carriers, agents and brokers nationwide through real-time reports that identify property-specific geographic hazards.
buyer: CoreLogic, Inc. (CLGX:$1,739.51)
CoreLogic is a provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services to business and government. CoreLogic develops predictive decision analytics and provides business services that bring dynamic insight and transparency to the markets it serves. "
target: RiskMeter Online
CDS Business Mapping, LLC. was founded in 1994 as a digital mapping sales and consulting company. The company's primary offering is the RiskMeter Online, a real-time underwriting application based upon mapping technology which is used by underwriters and agents to automate property lookups.
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closed 6/14/2018 via BusinessWire

Falfurrias Capital, acquired Tax Guard

synopsis: Falfurrias Capital Partners, a Charlotte-based private equity investment firm, has acquired Tax Guard, the leading provider of proprietary data and services that help lenders accurately assess tax-related credit risk associated with potential borrowers.
buyer: Falfurrias Capital
Falfurrias Capital Partners is a Charlotte-based private equity investment firm. The firm is focused on acquiring or investing in a diverse portfolio of growth-oriented middle-market companies. "
target: Tax Guard
Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Tax Guard is the leading provider of proprietary data and services that help lenders accurately assess tax-related credit risk associated with potential borrowers.
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closed 6/21/2007 via finextra.com

SAI Global Inc., acquired Reporting Officers' Online Resource

synopsis: SAI Global, a leading global provider of risk, compliance and ethics solutions, has expanded its offering through the acquisition of the Reporting Officers On-line Resource (ROOR). ROOR is a web-based resource for anti-money laundering and compliance professionals responsible for AML strategy.
buyer: SAI Global Inc. (ASX:SAI:$436.24)
SAI Global is one of the world's leading business publishing, compliance, training and assurance organizations with offices in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North America, and across Asia. SAI Global works with organizations to help them build better businesses. "
target: Reporting Officers' Online Resource
Reporting Officers On-line Resource (ROOR) is a web-based resource for anti-money laundering (AML) and compliance professionals responsible for AML strategy.
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closed 11/30/2009 via Market Wire

Thomson Reuters, acquired ASSET4 AG

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced that it has acquired ASSET4 AG, a Swiss-based, leading provider of Environmental, Social Responsibility and Governance information and tools for professional investors and corporate executives. This deal represents a step forward in the integration of ESG data into mainstream financial analysis.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,906.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Powered by the world's most trusted news organization, Thomson Reuters combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target: ASSET4 AG
ASSET4 has developed the world’s largest database of transparent, objective and auditable environmental, social and governance (ESG) information covering over 2,500 publicly listed companies worldwide.
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closed 9/3/2012 via Reuters

CCH Incorporated, acquired BSI Media

synopsis: Global tax authority Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announced it has acquired the assets of BSI Media, a leading provider of timely international tax, legal, business and investment information. BSI Media will become part of CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: CCH Incorporated
CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, is the leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services for professionals. CCH is part of the global tax and accounting leader, Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting. "
target: BSI Media
BSI Media publishes some of the most respected internet publications in the fields of business, tax, law and investment. They've been publishing quality content since 1992, and quickly made the transition from print to digital publishing in the late 1990s.
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announced 7/27/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC, will acquire G2 Web Services, LLC.

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire G2 Web Services, an industry-leading provider of merchant risk intelligence solutions for acquirers, commercial banks, and other payment system providers. G2 Web Services will become part of Argus, a Verisk Analytics business.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC
Argus is a one-of-a-kind leading provider of information, scoring solutions, and advisory services to financial institutions across the globe. Their client base ranges from financial institutions and their regulators to various companies across the media industry and beyond. "
target: G2 Web Services, LLC.
G2 Web Services is a leading global provider of merchant risk management solutions, including due diligence, compliance and fraud protection.
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closed 9/7/2011 via Company Press Release

Primus Capital Funds, acquired G2 Web Services, LLC.

synopsis: Primus Capital, a private equity firm that invests in high-growth companies within the business services, healthcare and education industries, announced the acquisition of G2 Web Services, LLC, the leading provider of merchant compliance monitoring and e-commerce risk management services to the payments industry.
buyer: Primus Capital Funds
Primus Capital is a private equity firm that invests in profitable growth companies in the lower middle market. Primus provides expansion capital and leads buyout and minority recapitalization transactions in the healthcare, business services, and for-profit education industries. "
target: G2 Web Services, LLC.
G2 Web Services is the leader in merchant compliance monitoring and e-commerce risk management. G2 works with acquiring banks, independent sales organizations, and other acquiring value chain members to identify, mitigate and monitor risk posed by their merchants’ online presences.
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announced 8/24/2017 via Company Description

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

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire LCI, an industry-leading provider of risk insight, prediction, and management solutions for banks and creditors. LCI is based in Burlingame, California.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC
Argus is a one-of-a-kind leading provider of information, scoring solutions, and advisory services to financial institutions across the globe. Their client base ranges from financial institutions and their regulators to various companies across the media industry and beyond. "
target: LCI Inc.
LCI delivers bankruptcy data and consumer behavioral data, process automation software, expert services, and research to automate expensive processes in the bankruptcy life cycle.
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announced 7/27/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC, will acquire G2 Web Services, LLC.

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire G2 Web Services, an industry-leading provider of merchant risk intelligence solutions for acquirers, commercial banks, and other payment system providers. G2 Web Services will become part of Argus, a Verisk Analytics business.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC
Argus is a one-of-a-kind leading provider of information, scoring solutions, and advisory services to financial institutions across the globe. Their client base ranges from financial institutions and their regulators to various companies across the media industry and beyond. "
target: G2 Web Services, LLC.
G2 Web Services is a leading global provider of merchant risk management solutions, including due diligence, compliance and fraud protection.
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announced 2/27/2017 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, has signed an agreement to acquire Fintellix, a Bangalore-based data solutions company specializing in the development of data management platforms and regulatory reporting solutions for financial institutions. Fintellix will become part of Argus, a Verisk Analytics business.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC
Argus is a one-of-a-kind leading provider of information, scoring solutions, and advisory services to financial institutions across the globe. Their client base ranges from financial institutions and their regulators to various companies across the media industry and beyond. "
target: Fintellix Solutions Private Limited
Founded in 2006, Fintellix enables agility in risk and regulatory reporting practices in enterprise banks and lowered cost of compliance. Fintellix provides analytics, risk, and compliance solutions for the banking sector.
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announced 8/9/2012 via PE Hub

Verisk Analytics, Inc., will acquire Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC

synopsis: Verisk Analytics Inc., a leading provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, and risk management, will acquire Argus Information & Advisory Services, a provider of benchmarking, scoring solutions, analytics, and customized services to financial institutions.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,544.20)
Verisk Analytics is a leading provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, and risk management. Verisk Analytics helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets. "
target parent: Oak Investment Partners
target: Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC
Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC is a leading provider of competitive benchmarking, scoring solutions, analytics, and customized services to financial services institutions and regulators in North America, Latin America, and Europe.
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announced 8/9/2012 via PE Hub

Verisk Analytics, Inc., will acquire Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC

synopsis: Verisk Analytics Inc., a leading provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, and risk management, will acquire Argus Information & Advisory Services, a provider of benchmarking, scoring solutions, analytics, and customized services to financial institutions.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,544.20)
Verisk Analytics is a leading provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, and risk management. Verisk Analytics helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets. "
target parent: Oak Investment Partners
target: Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC
Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC is a leading provider of competitive benchmarking, scoring solutions, analytics, and customized services to financial services institutions and regulators in North America, Latin America, and Europe.
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closed 2/4/2009 via PR Newswire

Accuity, acquired CB.Net, Ltd.

synopsis: Accuity, the global leading provider of payment routing data, AML screening software and services, announced that it has acquired 100% of London-based CB.Net, a reference data provider for the global banking community.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: Accuity
Accuity is the leading provider of global payment routing data, AML screening software and services that allow organisations, across multiple industries, to maximise efficiency and facilitate compliance of their transactions. "
target: CB.Net, Ltd.
CB.Net is a data provider dedicated to the delivery of reference data solutions to the global banking community. London-based CB.Net recognises the importance of reliable reference data in meeting compliance requirements and bringing cost savings and greater efficiency in international payments.
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closed 11/4/2011 via Company Press Release

Bankers’ Almanac, acquired Accuity, Inc.

synopsis: Reed Elsevier announced that Bankers' Almanac has completed its acquisition of Accuity, Inc. Accuity is a leading US provider of online subscription-based data solutions for the financial services industry. It will be integrated with Reed Business Information's Bankers' Almanac to form BankersAccuity.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Bankers’ Almanac
Bankers' Almanac provides solutions to help financial professionals make payments, conduct due diligence, assess credit risk and carry out financial research on the world's banks. With clients including all top 100 global banks, Bankers' Almanac is relied upon daily by over 22,000 users worldwide. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: Accuity, Inc.
Accuity, Inc. is a leading provider of global payment routing data, AML screening data and software and professional services that allow organizations, across multiple industries, to maximize efficiency and facilitate compliance of their transactions.
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closed 12/1/2008 via PR Newswire

Viewpointe LLC, acquired PaymentsNation

synopsis: Viewpointe(R), a leading provider of check image exchange and archive services, announced it has completed the acquisition of PaymentsNation, a premier payments solution provider. The transaction advances Viewpointe's goal of an end-to-end clearing and settlement offering to customers.
buyer: Viewpointe LLC
Viewpointe is the largest provider of check archive and image exchange services in the United States. We have developed the most secure, scaleable, and high-performance national archive, and we deliver strategic value to many of the nation's most powerful financial institutions. "
target: PaymentsNation
PaymentsNation is one of the industry's premier providers of payments-related solutions. The organization: provides timely settlement, intuitive products, information, service and leadership through state-of-the-art technology.
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closed 6/11/2007 via BusinessWire

EZPay Financial Services, Inc., acquired ICASI Database Services, Inc.

synopsis: EZPay Financial Services, Inc. announced that they have completed the acquisition of ICASI Database Services, Inc. ICASI is the pre-eminent provider of real-time information on issued checks to financial institutions and the nation’s 11,000 check cashing stores.
buyer: EZPay Financial Services, Inc.
EZPay offers a very unique, customizable and highly specialized 3rd-Generation payment platform and is the perfect partner for banks, Fortune 500s, and third-party developers. Our service includes our award-winning membership, subscription and installment manager and our remote check writing. "
target: ICASI Database Services, Inc.
ICASI Database Services, Inc. is the pre-eminent provider of real-time information on issued checks to financial institutions and the nation’s 11,000 check cashing stores.
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closed 5/22/2008 via finextra.com

State Street Global Markets, acquired SSiSearch

synopsis: Investment research and trading outfit State Street Global Markets has acquired UK reference data provider SSISearch. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer parent: State Street Corporation
buyer: State Street Global Markets
Global Link is State Street’s multi-asset class network for market research, portfolio analytics, integration, execution, reporting, and settlement. Introduced with the launch of FX Connect® in 1996, the network now features 55 liquidity providers representing over 168 dealing room locations. "
target: SSiSearch
The SSISearch Global Directory is for use by institutions involved in international payment processing and settlement. It is a secure, central database containing branch contact details and the settlement information they want to make available to other market participants.
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closed 10/28/2014 via Company Press Release

i2i Events, acquired Money20/20

synopsis: i2i Events Group announced that it has acquired and entered into a multi-year, long term partnership with Money20/20. They are the world’s largest and most relevant event for innovators in the payments and financial services sector, including where it intersects with mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: i2i Events
i2i Events delivers world-class exhibitions and congresses in key sectors including home and gift, fashion, retail, healthcare, energy, environment, education, technology and media. Its portfolio of world-wide events includes Spring Fair, Bett, CWIEME, RWM, World Retail Congress and Pure London. "
target: Money20/20
Money20/20 brings together the worldwide community of innovators--including from payments, financial services, retail, mobile, marketing services, data and technology--that is profoundly changing how consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money.
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closed 8/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Observer Capital, acquired SourceMedia, Inc.

synopsis: Investcorp, a global provider and manager of alternative investment products, announced that it has completed the sale of SourceMedia, a diversified business-to-business media company, to Observer Capital, an investment firm focused on private equity and special situation opportunities across the media, finance and business services industries.
buyer: Observer Capital
Observer Capital is an investment firm focused on private equity and special situation opportunities across the media, finance and business services industries. Observer Capital seeks to enhance value through strategic growth initiatives, operating improvements, and add-on acquisitions. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: SourceMedia, Inc.
Headquartered in New York with 365 employees, SourceMedia is a diversified business-to-business media company serving senior professionals in the financial, technology, and healthcare sectors.
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closed 3/3/2011 via PR Newswire

Equifax, Inc., acquired Workload Financial Business Consultants Limited

synopsis: Equifax, a leading provider of consumer credit and business risk management services, has acquired Workload Financial Business Consultants Limited, the UK's leading provider of strategic intelligence to wealth and investment financial product providers.
buyer: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX:$3,415.20)
Equifax empowers businesses and consumers with information they can trust. Equifax leverages one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data, along with advanced analytics and proprietary technology, to create customized insights that enrich the performance of businesses. "
target: Workload Financial Business Consultants Limited
Workload Financial Business Consultants Ltd is the UK's leading provider of strategic intelligence to wealth and investment financial product providers. Workload operates a shared investment product data exchange with information provided by over 90 of the UK's leading financial services companies.
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announced 12/24/2008 via Bloomberg

Bain Capital, Clessidra SGR, will acquire Centrale dei Bilanci srl

synopsis: Bain Capital LLC and Clessidra SGR agreed to buy Centrale dei Bilanci from shareholders consisting of Italy’s biggest banks in a deal that values the business- information company at 535 million euros including debt.
buyer: Bain Capital
buyer: Clessidra SGR
Founded in 1984, Bain Capital's primary aim is to acquire or invest in companies that have excellent potential for equity appreciation. Bain Capital's approach is to develop partnerships with exceptional management teams. "
target: Centrale dei Bilanci srl
The original mission of Centrale dei Bilanci was the creation of a large database of balance sheets and the improvement of financial analysis practices for the assesment of credit worthiness.The database includes every year about 45,000 balance sheets.
price ($mm)
$746
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closed 12/4/2008 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired 10K Wizard Technology, LLC

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, announced it has acquired 10-K Wizard, a leading provider of SEC EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval) filing research and alert services, for $12.5 million subject to working capital adjustments.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: 10K Wizard Technology, LLC
10-K Wizard is a leading provider of SEC EDGAR research services, real-time alerting technology, and application programming interface (API) solutions. 10-K Wizard's basic offering provides unlimited sophisticated full-text searching, real-time alerting, and 10 unique datasets.
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closed 1/1/2008 via BNC Analysis

Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste GmbH, acquired Tijd Nederland B.V.

synopsis: vwd group, the biggest German full-service provider of information, communications and technology solutions for the securities business, is taking over Tijd Nederland B.V. (TBM) from the Belgian media group Mediafin for a purchase price of approx. EUR 7 million.
buyer parent: Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
buyer: Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste GmbH (VWDG.DE :$0.00)
Vwd's operations include the financial newswires and business newsletters along with a market-data terminal and services business. Vwd employs 220 staff and operates bureaus in six German cities and Brussels. "
target parent: Media fin
target: Tijd Nederland B.V.
Tijd Nederland B.V. together with its subsidiaries, Trustmedia NL B.V. (Amsterdam) and Tijd Beursmedia NV (Brussels and Paris), is a well-known provider of data on the financial markets with a strong market position in the Benelux countries.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/12/2007 via BusinessWire

SunGard Data Systems Inc., acquired The ASTEC Group

synopsis: SunGard has acquired The ASTEC Group, a specialist research consultancy and provider of information products and analytics on securities finance. The acquisition, the terms of which were not disclosed, is not expected to have a material impact on SunGard’s financial results.
buyer: SunGard Data Systems Inc.
SunGard is a global leader in software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard also helps information-dependent enterprises of all types to ensure the continuity of their business. "
target: The ASTEC Group
The ASTEC Consulting Group, Inc., a research company, provides information and analysis on securities finance, secured lending, and transitional economies. The company offers market models and peer review tools to analyze risks, returns, fees, and service quality.
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closed 5/15/2007 via

Dow Jones & Company, Inc., acquired eFinancialNews Holdings Ltd

synopsis: Dow Jones & Company has entered into agreements to acquire eFinancialNews Holdings Ltd., a private U.K. company, for net cash consideration of £26.1 million, subject to a working capital adjustment.
buyer: Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (:$1,769.69)
Dow Jones & Company is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review. "
target: eFinancialNews Holdings Ltd
eFinancialNews is a diversified media company serving the financial services industry, primarily in the City of London and the U.K. Its flagship operations include the weekly Financial News publication and eFinancialNews.com Web site, a subscription-based service.
price ($mm)
$67
rev ($mm)
$27
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/8/2006 via BusinessWire

AOL, LLC., acquired The Relegence Corporation

synopsis: AOL LLC announced that it has acquired leading financial news and information search technology company, The Relegence Corporation of New York, NY
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: AOL, LLC. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL’s business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: The Relegence Corporation
Relegence sells subscription-based services that offer real-time discovery, notification and delivery of information, connecting customers to cross-media content as it is generated from anywhere across the globe.
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closed 12/30/2005 via PR Newswire

Glacier Ventures International Corp., Jamison Newspapers, Inc., acquired Fundata Canada, Inc.

synopsis: Hollinger International Inc. announced that its subsidiary Hollinger Canadian Publishing Holdings Co. has completed the sale of its 50% interest in Fundata Canada Inc. to Glacier Ventures International Corp.
buyer: Jamison Newspapers, Inc.
buyer: Glacier Ventures International Corp. (:$141.37)
Glacier Ventures is a leading information communications company focused on the provision of essential information and related services to business, professional and other markets through print, electronic and online media. "
target: Fundata Canada, Inc.
As Canada's leading source for Investment Fund data and analysis since 1987, Fundata offers our clients the most accurate and comprehensive information on Canadian Investment Funds available in the market.
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closed 12/14/2005 via BusinessWire

ComStock, acquired IS.Teledata AG

synopsis: Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data and analytic tools to institutional investors, active traders and individual investors, announced the closing of the Company's acquisition of IS.Teledata AG and its subsidiaries.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: ComStock
ComStock is a leading provider of real-time global financial information to financial institutions, financial information re-distributors and online media portals worldwide. ComStock's suite of services ranges from a real-time datafeed, to fully customized and hosted market data solutions. "
target: IS.Teledata AG
IS.Teledata is Europe's largest provider of customisable financial market information systems. Retail banks, private banks, investment banks, issuers, asset managers, online brokers and media portals optimise business processes and costs using tailored content and analysis of financial market data.
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announced 10/6/2005 via Reuters

Reuters Group PLC, will acquire EcoWin AB

synopsis: Global information company Reuters today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire EcoWin, the Swedish company specialising in global macroeconomic data and analysis.
buyer: Reuters Group PLC
Reuters the global information company, provides indispensable information tailored for professionals in the financial services, media and corporate markets. Through reuters.com and other digital properties, Reuters now also supplies its trusted content direct to individuals. "
target: EcoWin AB
EcoWin serves clients throughout the international financial & business community, providing financial & economic data together with powerful software applications. EcoWin has become one of the leading providers of systems & data for financial & macroeconomic time-series analysis & asset allocation.
price ($mm)
$40
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closed 7/21/2005 via PR Newswire

Thomson West, acquired Global Securities Information, Inc.

synopsis: The Thomson Corporation announced that it has acquired Global Securities Information, Inc. (GSI), a leading provider of online securities and securities-related information and research services. GSI will become part of Thomson West, the leading provider of legal research information in the U.S. and publisher of the Westlaw online service.
buyer parent: The Thomson Corporation
buyer: Thomson West
Thomson West is the foremost provider of integrated information solutions to the U.S. legal market. Thomson West is a business within The Thomson Corporation and was formed when West Publishing and Thomson Legal Publishing merged in June 1996. "
target: Global Securities Information, Inc.
Global Securities Information, Inc. - The Legal and Financial Securities Information Experts Global Securities Information Inc. (GSI) is an award-winning specialty provider of public-record business transaction information to law and accounting firms, investment banks, corporations, and the busines
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closed 6/22/2005 via PR Newswire

Institutional Shareholder Services, acquired Proxy Australia

synopsis: Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), the world's leading provider of proxy voting and corporate governance solutions, today announced that it has acquired Australia's leading specialist corporate governance research firm, Proxy Australia.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Institutional Shareholder Services
ISS is the world's leading provider of corporate governance and proxy voting solutions. ISS provides proxy research, voting services and corporate governance advisory services to financial institutions and corporations worldwide. "
target: Proxy Australia
Proxy Australia delivers governance information and analysis on S&P/ASX 200 entities for institutional investors. The firm currently covers over 200 Australian and 20 New Zealand companies and offers a database of five years of governance data on S&P/ASX 200 companies.
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