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

synopsis: RiskMetrics Group, the world's leading provider of financial risk management and corporate governance solutions, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CFRA (Center for Financial Research & Analysis).
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: RiskMetrics Group, Inc.
RiskMetrics provides expertise to the financial community through a broad range of research, analytics, data and other products and services. Formerly a division of JP Morgan, RiskMetrics Group became an independent company in 1998. "
target: Center for Financial Research and Analysis
The Center for Financial Research & Analysis is a leading global independent research and educational organization, committed to providing quality of earnings research and training to the institutional investment, insurance, corporate, legal, and regulatory communities.
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announced 6/30/2016 via Company Press Release

Scope Ratings, will acquire FERI EuroRating Services AG

synopsis: Scope Corporation AG, Europe’s leading provider of independent ratings, research and risk analysis, will acquire FERI EuroRating Services AG, one of the leading European rating agencies specialized in investment market and product ratings.
buyer: Scope Ratings
Scope Ratings specializes in the ratings of companies, financial institutions, structured finance and alternative investment funds. Scope is an ESMA-accredited rating agency (CRA) operating in the European Union with ECAI status. "
target: FERI EuroRating Services AG
FERI EuroRating Services AG is one of the leading European rating agencies specialized in investment market and product ratings. Its mission is to create market transparency and to offer investment ratings that provide decision-making guidance to retail and institutional investors.
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announced 4/19/2022 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, will acquire Class y Asociados S.A.

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has agreed to acquire Class y Asociados S.A. Clasificadora de Riesgo (S.A.) (Class), a leading credit rating agency serving Peru’s domestic bond market. Based in Lima, Class covers Peruvian corporates, municipalities, banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$6,218.00)
Moody’s is a global risk assessment firm that empowers organizations to make better decisions. Its data, analytical solutions and insights help decision-makers identify opportunities and manage the risks of doing business with others. "
target: Class y Asociados S.A.
Class y Asociados S.A. is a leading credit rating agency serving Peru’s domestic bond market. Based in Lima, Class covers Peruvian corporates, municipalities, banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
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$0
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0.0x
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0.0x
closed 6/1/2010 via BusinessWire

RiskMetrics Group, Inc. merged with MSCI Inc.,

synopsis: MSCI Inc., announced that it has completed its acquisition of RiskMetrics Group, Inc., a leading provider of risk management and corporate governance products and services to the global financial community.
buyer: MSCI Inc. (MSCI:$1,476.56)
MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investment institutions worldwide. MSCI Inc. products include indices and portfolio risk and performance analytics for use in managing equity, fixed income and multi-asset class portfolios. "
target: RiskMetrics Group, Inc.
RiskMetrics provides expertise to the financial community through a broad range of research, analytics, data and other products and services. Formerly a division of JP Morgan, RiskMetrics Group became an independent company in 1998.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,380 [$1,456]
rev ($mm)
$303
EBITDA ($mm)
$102
EV / rev
5.3x
EV / EBITDA
15.9x
announced 3/12/2015 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, will acquire Equilibrium (Peru)

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation, an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets, announced that it has agreed to acquire Equilibrium, a leading provider of credit rating and research services in Peru and Latin America.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$6,218.00)
Moody's Corporation is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: Equilibrium (Peru)
Equilibrium is a leading provider of credit rating and research services in Peru and other countries in Latin America. Based in Peru, Equilibrium has operated since 1996.
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closed 11/18/2019 via BusinessWire

Investortools, acquired Merritt Research Services, LLC

synopsis: Investortools, a provider of software-based solutions for fixed-income portfolio management, trading, compliance, credit analysis, and benchmark risk analysis, has acquired Merritt Research Services, the premier source for municipal financial data. Merritt is a research and data provider focused on credit information related to municipal bonds.
buyer: Investortools
Investortools specializes in software solutions for credit analysis and portfolio management in the institutional marketplace. Serving over 200 premier companies and financial institutions, Investortools and its affiliates have offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. "
target: Merritt Research Services, LLC
Merritt Research Services, LLC is an independent research and data provider focused primarily on credit information related to municipal bonds. Merritt's database provides and maintains the highest-quality set of comprehensive financial and supplemental data in the municipal finance industry.
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announced 12/24/2014 via Company Press Release

The Hearst Corporation, will acquire Fitch Ratings Ltd.

synopsis: Hearst Corporation announced that it will purchase from Fimalac S.A. an additional 30 percent interest in global ratings agency Fitch Group, bringing Hearst's equity interest to 80 percent. Fimalac will retain a 20 percent equity interest in Fitch Group.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
Hearst Corporation is one of the nation's largest diversified media and information companies. Its major interests include ownership of 15 daily and 36 weekly newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and Albany Times Union. "
target parent: Fimalac SA
target: Fitch Ratings Ltd. (:$693.00)
Dual-headquartered in New York and London with over 50 offices worldwide, Fitch Ratings is a global rating agency dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, research and data.
price ($mm)
$1,965*
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closed 11/1/2010 via Market Wire

Thomson Reuters, acquired Highline Financial, LLC

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced it acquired Highline Financial, a financial information and analytics provider focused on the US banking sector. The acquisition supports Thomson Reuters strategy of providing timely, accurate and high quality information by expanding its offering to include differentiated financial content and analytics.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$6,348.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. They combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
target: Highline Financial, LLC
Highline Financial is the preferred source of banking information and analytics with decades of experience serving the financial industry.
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closed 5/3/2010 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Realpoint, LLC

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has completed its previously announced acquisition of Realpoint, LLC, a Nationally Recognized Statistical Ratings Organization (NRSRO) that specializes in structured finance.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,699.30)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Realpoint, LLC
Realpoint is a nationally recognized credit-rating agency that has earned a reputation for innovation and excellence in the structured finance market. Their goal is to increase market transparency and provide investors with the highest quality ratings and analysis.
price ($mm)
$48
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
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 11/3/2009 via BusinessWire

RiskMetrics Group, Inc., acquired KLD Research & Analytics, Inc.

synopsis: RiskMetrics Group a leading provider of risk management and corporate governance services to the global financial community, announced that it has acquired KLD Research & Analytics, Inc. Headquartered in Boston, KLD is a leader in environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and indexes for institutional investors.
buyer: RiskMetrics Group, Inc.
RiskMetrics provides expertise to the financial community through a broad range of research, analytics, data and other products and services. Formerly a division of JP Morgan, RiskMetrics Group became an independent company in 1998. "
target: KLD Research & Analytics, Inc.
KLD Research & Analytics, Inc. is the leading authority on social research and indexes for institutional investors. Since 1988, institutional investors, managers, trustees, consultants and advisors have depended on the quality and expertise of KLD.
price ($mm)
$9.88
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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:$3,181.50)
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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announced 7/27/2019 via Financial Times

London Stock Exchange Group, will acquire Refinitiv

synopsis: London Stock Exchange Group, a diversified international market infrastructure and capital markets business sitting at the heart of the world's financial community, will acquire Refinitiv, a company that provides information, insights and technology that drive innovation and performance in global financial markets.
buyer: London Stock Exchange Group (LSE:LSE:$6,709.00)
London Stock Exchange Group is a diversified international market infrastructure and capital markets business sitting at the heart of the world's financial community. The Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: Refinitiv
Refinitiv provides information, insights and technology that drive innovation and performance in global financial markets. Their heritage of integrity enables customers to make critical decisions with confidence while their best-in-class data and cutting-edge technologies enable greater opportunity.
price ($mm)
$27,000
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closed 10/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced that it has closed the sale of a 55% interest in the company's Financial & Risk business to private equity funds managed by Blackstone. The Financial & Risk business is now known as Refinitiv. The unit provides research and analysis tools to financial markets professionals.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$16,433.94)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. Tactical Opportunities is Blackstone's opportunistic investment platform. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk
The acquisition includes the financial and risk division of Thomson Reuters. The unit provides research and analysis tools to financial markets professionals. Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of news and information for professional markets.
price ($mm)
$11,000*
rev ($mm)
$6,112
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,916
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
10.4x
closed 11/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Bisnode, a business intelligence company, said it has become the owner of three ratings agencies - Croatia's Bonline, Slovenia's Bonitetna Hisa and Serbia's Rating, which previously operated under peer Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) in Southeast Europe.
buyer parent: Ratos AB
buyer: Bisnode AB
Bisnode enables people to make smart decisions. They turn data into insights that facilitate decision-making in both strategic issues and daily operations for companies and organizations throughout Europe. "
seller: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. (DNB:$2,046.60)
Bonline (Croatia), Bonitetna Hisa (Slovenia), and Rating (Serbia) are Southeastern European ratings agencies of Dun & Bradstreet, the world's leading source of commercial data, analytics and insight on businesses.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
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EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 7/31/2022 via Bloomberg

Permira, acquired Reorg Research

synopsis: Private equity firm Permira has acquired a majority stake in financial analysis provider Reorg Research Inc. from Warburg Pincus. Reorg, based in New York, offers subscribers at banks, law firms and elsewhere news, data and analysis on the bankruptcy and credit markets.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm. Permira advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$50bn (€44bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments and strategic minority investments. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Reorg Research
Since 2013, Reorg’s proprietary data and analysis has helped traders, portfolio managers, investment bankers, restructuring lawyers, advisors and other financial and legal professionals around the world cut through the noise to make faster, more calculated investment and business decisions.
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closed 11/14/2011 via Wall Street Journal

Moody's Corporation, acquired Copal Partners

synopsis: Moody's Corporation announced that it has acquired a majority stake in the companies of Copal Partners. Copal's companies are among the world's leading providers of outsourced research and analytical services to institutional customers. Services provided include due diligence support, industry and company analyses, and more.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$6,218.00)
Moody's Corporation is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: Copal Partners
Copal Partners' companies are among the world's leading providers of outsourced research and analytical services to institutional customers. They provide a range of services to leading institutional investors, investment banks, private equity firms, hedge funds and corporations globally.
price ($mm)
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$50
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announced 10/27/2010 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: Concept Capital, a leading institutional broker and total solutions provider for global investment managers, announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Washington D.C. based research division, the Washington Research Group, to MF Global Holdings Ltd.
buyer: MF Global Holdings Ltd (MF:$2,233.57)
MF Global provides a range of services and support for a diverse client base that includes institutions, corporations and government entities, introducing brokers and other industry professionals, and individual investors and traders. "
seller parent: Sanders Morris Harris Group Inc.
seller: Concept Capital
Washington Research Group is a 15-member policy analyst team providing institutional investors with insights about the impact of Washington policy on their investment decisions. The team's clients include the largest mutual funds and hedge funds in the country.
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announced 5/29/2019 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., will acquire DBRS Limited

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, will be acquiring DBRS, the world's fourth-largest credit ratings agency. DBRS is an independent, privately held, globally recognized credit ratings agency.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,699.30)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the private capital markets. "
target: DBRS Limited
DBRS is an independent, privately held, globally recognized credit ratings agency. DBRS’s approach and size provide the agility to respond to customers’ needs in their local markets, while being large enough to provide the necessary expertise and resources.
price ($mm)
$669
rev ($mm)
$167
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Center for Financial Research and Analysis, acquired First Bridge Data LLC

synopsis: CFRA, one of the world’s largest providers of independent research, announced that it has acquired First Bridge Data LLC, a company that provides institutional quality data and analytics on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that saves time on research and generates insight.
buyer: Center for Financial Research and Analysis
CFRA (Center for Financial Research and Analysis) is the world’s largest provider of institutional-grade independent equity research. Through fundamental equity and fund research, CFRA empowers investment professionals, advisors and risk managers with actionable ideas and proven results. "
target: First Bridge Data LLC
First Bridge provides institutional quality data & analytics on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that saves time on research and generates insight.
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closed 10/3/2016 via PR Newswire

Center for Financial Research and Analysis, purchased Equity Research Business from S&P Global Market Intelligence

synopsis: S&P Global announced that it has successfully completed its sale of S&P Global Market Intelligence's Equity and Fund Research (Equity Research) business to CFRA, a leading independent provider of forensic accounting research, analytics and advisory services.
buyer: Center for Financial Research and Analysis
CFRA (Center for Financial Research and Analysis) is the world’s largest provider of institutional-grade independent equity research. Through fundamental equity and fund research, CFRA empowers investment professionals, advisors and risk managers with actionable ideas and proven results. "
seller parent: S&P Global
seller: S&P Global Market Intelligence
S&P Global Market Intelligence's Equity Resarch provides access to financial analysis for wealth advisors and institutional investors. S&P Global Market Intelligence collects and analyzes vast volumes of content, turning into actionable intelligence on the global financial markets and industries.
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closed 8/2/2007 via

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

synopsis: RiskMetrics Group, the world's leading provider of financial risk management and corporate governance solutions, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CFRA (Center for Financial Research & Analysis).
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: RiskMetrics Group, Inc.
RiskMetrics provides expertise to the financial community through a broad range of research, analytics, data and other products and services. Formerly a division of JP Morgan, RiskMetrics Group became an independent company in 1998. "
target: Center for Financial Research and Analysis
The Center for Financial Research & Analysis is a leading global independent research and educational organization, committed to providing quality of earnings research and training to the institutional investment, insurance, corporate, legal, and regulatory communities.
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closed 4/30/2014 via BusinessWire

Vestar Capital Partners, acquired Institutional Shareholder Services

synopsis: Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS"), a leading provider of corporate governance solutions to the global financial community, has been acquired by Vestar Capital Partners. ISS provides proxy research, voting services and corporate governance advisory services to financial institutions and corporations worldwide.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners is a leading U.S. middle market private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. Vestar invests and collaborates with incumbent management teams and private owners to build long-term enterprise value. "
target parent: MSCI Inc.
target: Institutional Shareholder Services
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.
price ($mm)
$367
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closed 6/1/2010 via BusinessWire

RiskMetrics Group, Inc. merged with MSCI Inc.,

synopsis: MSCI Inc., announced that it has completed its acquisition of RiskMetrics Group, Inc., a leading provider of risk management and corporate governance products and services to the global financial community.
buyer: MSCI Inc. (MSCI:$1,476.56)
MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investment institutions worldwide. MSCI Inc. products include indices and portfolio risk and performance analytics for use in managing equity, fixed income and multi-asset class portfolios. "
target: RiskMetrics Group, Inc.
RiskMetrics provides expertise to the financial community through a broad range of research, analytics, data and other products and services. Formerly a division of JP Morgan, RiskMetrics Group became an independent company in 1998.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,380 [$1,456]
rev ($mm)
$303
EBITDA ($mm)
$102
EV / rev
5.3x
EV / EBITDA
15.9x
closed 11/3/2009 via BusinessWire

RiskMetrics Group, Inc., acquired KLD Research & Analytics, Inc.

synopsis: RiskMetrics Group a leading provider of risk management and corporate governance services to the global financial community, announced that it has acquired KLD Research & Analytics, Inc. Headquartered in Boston, KLD is a leader in environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and indexes for institutional investors.
buyer: RiskMetrics Group, Inc.
RiskMetrics provides expertise to the financial community through a broad range of research, analytics, data and other products and services. Formerly a division of JP Morgan, RiskMetrics Group became an independent company in 1998. "
target: KLD Research & Analytics, Inc.
KLD Research & Analytics, Inc. is the leading authority on social research and indexes for institutional investors. Since 1988, institutional investors, managers, trustees, consultants and advisors have depended on the quality and expertise of KLD.
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$9.88
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announced 2/19/2009 via BusinessWire

RiskMetrics Group, Inc., will acquire Innovest Strategic Value Advisors

synopsis: RiskMetrics Group, Inc., a leading provider of risk and corporate governance services to participants in the global financial markets, announced that it has agreed to acquire Innovest Strategic Value Advisors. Headquartered in New York, Innovest is a leading provider of sustainability research for the institutional investment community.
buyer: RiskMetrics Group, Inc.
RiskMetrics provides expertise to the financial community through a broad range of research, analytics, data and other products and services. Formerly a division of JP Morgan, RiskMetrics Group became an independent company in 1998. "
target: Innovest Strategic Value Advisors
Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, Inc. integrates and finances by identifying non-traditional sources of risk and value potential for investors. It offers company profiles, sector reports, I-ratings, carbon value at risk portfolio audits, carbon finance practices, and asset management sub-advisory.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$7
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EV / rev
2.1x
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closed 10/6/2008 via BusinessWire

RiskMetrics Group, Inc., acquired Applied4 Technology

synopsis: RiskMetrics Group, a leading provider of risk and corporate governance services to participants in the global financial markets, has acquired UK-based Applied4 Technology Ltd., a firm known for its expertise in performance attribution.
buyer: RiskMetrics Group, Inc.
RiskMetrics provides expertise to the financial community through a broad range of research, analytics, data and other products and services. Formerly a division of JP Morgan, RiskMetrics Group became an independent company in 1998. "
target: Applied4 Technology
Applied4 Technology, Ltd. provides technology solutions in the field of investment performance measurement. It offers Alto, an event-driven platform that combines the workflow capabilities of a production platform with industry standard methodologies to cover a range of functions.
price ($mm)
$1.70
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closed 8/2/2007 via

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

synopsis: RiskMetrics Group, the world's leading provider of financial risk management and corporate governance solutions, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CFRA (Center for Financial Research & Analysis).
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: RiskMetrics Group, Inc.
RiskMetrics provides expertise to the financial community through a broad range of research, analytics, data and other products and services. Formerly a division of JP Morgan, RiskMetrics Group became an independent company in 1998. "
target: Center for Financial Research and Analysis
The Center for Financial Research & Analysis is a leading global independent research and educational organization, committed to providing quality of earnings research and training to the institutional investment, insurance, corporate, legal, and regulatory communities.
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closed 1/11/2007 via BusinessWire

RiskMetrics Group, Inc., acquired Institutional Shareholder Services

synopsis: RiskMetrics Group, the leading financial risk management firm, has completed its acquisition of Institutional Shareholder Services Inc.. ISS is the world’s leading provider of corporate governance and proxy voting solutions to the institutional investor community. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: RiskMetrics Group, Inc.
RiskMetrics provides expertise to the financial community through a broad range of research, analytics, data and other products and services. Formerly a division of JP Morgan, RiskMetrics Group became an independent company in 1998. "
target: 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.
price ($mm)
$553
rev ($mm)
$105
EBITDA ($mm)
$29
EV / rev
5.3x
EV / EBITDA
19.1x
closed 6/1/2010 via BusinessWire

RiskMetrics Group, Inc. merged with MSCI Inc.,

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

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