Like Global Insight, Inc.

closed 10/13/2008 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Global Insight, Inc.

synopsis: IHS Inc., a leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has completed the closing of its acquisition of Global Insight, Inc., the recognized leader in providing the most comprehensive global economic information, analysis and consulting services to corporations, financial institutions and governments around the world.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS is a leading global source of critical information and insight, dedicated to providing the most complete and trusted information and expertise. IHS product and service solutions span four areas of information: Energy, Product Lifecycle, Security, and Environment, all supported by Macroeconomics."
target: Global Insight, Inc.
IHS Global Insight provides the most comprehensive economic and financial information available on countries, regions and industries, using a unique combination of expertise, models, data and software within a common analytical framework to support planning and decision-making.
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$185
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closed 9/11/2012 via PR Newswire

CareerBuilder, Inc., acquired Economic Modeling Specialists Inc.

synopsis: CareerBuilder has acquired Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI), an economic software firm that specializes in employment data and labor market analysis. Joining forces, CareerBuilder and EMSI will be providing clients with a truly unique perspective on current and future employment trends, skills development and recruitment strategies.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: CareerBuilder, Inc.
CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping companies target and attract their most important asset - their people. Its online career site, CareerBuilder.com®, is the largest in the United States, with more than 24 million visitors, 1 million jobs and 45 million resumes. "
target parent: Tregaron Capital Company
target: Economic Modeling Specialists Inc.
Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) provides industry-leading employment data and economic analysis via web tools and custom reports. EMSI has produced more than 1,200 comprehensive impact analyses for colleges and universities in the US and internationally.
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closed 11/17/2005 via PR Newswire

Moody's Corporation, acquired Economy.com, Inc.

synopsis: Moody's Corporation today announced that it has acquired Economy.com, a leading independent provider of economic research and data services, for $27 million.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$6,218.00)
Moody's Corporation is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, a leading provider of credit ratings, research and analysis covering debt instruments and securities in the global capital markets, Moody's Economy.com, a provider of economic research and data services and Moody's KMV. "
target: Economy.com, Inc.
Economy.com, Inc. is a leading independent provider of economic, financial, country, and industry research designed to meet the diverse planning and information needs of businesses, governments, and professional investors worldwide. Our research has many dimensions: country analysis; financial mark
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$27
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announced 2/6/2013 via PE Hub

Asset International, Inc., will acquire Investor Economics

synopsis: Asset International, which is backed by Austin Ventures, is buying Investor Economics. The deal is valued at $20 million to $25 million. Investor Economics, of Toronto, provides business intelligence data and research for Canadian banks, asset managers and brokerages.
buyer parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
buyer: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International is a B2B information and technology company in the finance vertical which is transforming smaller traditional companies it has acquired into a high growth global business with a diverse set of new revenue streams: electronic data, tools, online media, research, and events. "
target: Investor Economics
Investor Economics is a research firm that specializes in the fact-based measurement and analysis of Canada’s retail financial services and wealth management industry.
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$20
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closed 6/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Liquidnet, Inc., acquired Prattle Analytics, LLC

synopsis: Liquidnet has acquired Prattle, a provider of automated investment research solutions for portfolio managers, research analysts, and other financial professionals. Prattle's proprietary Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning system produces analytics that measure sentiment and predict the market impact of publicly available content.
buyer: Liquidnet, Inc.
Liquidnet is a technology-driven, global institutional investment network. Liquidnet's network spans 46 markets across six continents and connects institutional brokers, investment banks, exchanges, alternative trading venues, and data and research providers. "
target: Prattle Analytics, LLC
Prattle provides automated investment research solutions for portfolio managers and other financial professionals. Prattle's proprietary Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning system produces analytics that measure sentiment and predict the market impact of publicly available content.
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closed 1/5/2017 via PR Newswire

Strategas Research Partners, acquired Encima Global

synopsis: Strategas Research, an institutional brokerage firm, announced the acquisition of Encima Global, a macroeconomic research provider. Encima brings Strategas Research new econometric models and new corporate & institutional investment relationships. With this acquisition, Strategas continues to expand its services and to build its value proposition.
buyer: Strategas Research Partners
Established in 2006, Strategas Research Partners is a leading institutional brokerage firm focused on providing macro research, advisory and capital markets services to institutional debt and equity investors and corporate executives around the world. "
target: Encima Global
Encima Global provides independent economic and market research to institutional investors. Encima Global produces in-depth market research and analysis on complex global economic and policy issues. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in New York City.
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closed 5/18/2016 via PR Newswire

LH Meyer merged with Prattle Analytics, LLC,

synopsis: LH Meyer, Inc., the research firm founded and led by former Federal Reserve Board Governor Larry Meyer, announces its partnership with Prattle, a provider of tradable textual analytics, as two business lines under the new parent company Quiet Signal.
buyer: Prattle Analytics, LLC
Prattle, a text analytics company, evaluates global central bank communications using an expertly trained, domain-specific linguistic algorithm and machine learning. Prattle's methodology produces comprehensive, unbiased and quantitative assessments of central bank communications in real time. "
target: LH Meyer
Led by former Federal Reserve Board Governor Larry Meyer, LH Meyer, Inc. uses its macro forecasting expertise and extensive knowledge of monetary policy to provide its clients with a full suite of commentaries and analytics on US economic outlook, monetary policy and rates.
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closed 2/22/2002 via

synopsis: The acquisition of PlanEcon gives DRI-WEFA much more depth in its coverage of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet republics. Global Insight will integrate PlanEcon's capabilities into its macroeconomic, automotive and energy analysis to provide its customers with the most comprehensive, accurate and consistent global economic information.
buyer parent: The Thomson Corporation
buyer: DRI-WEFA
DRI-WEFA was created by the integration of DRI and WEFA, two of the most respected economic information companies in the world. DRI-WEFA provides the most comprehensive coverage of countries, regions and industries available from any source. DRI-WEFA brings a common analytical framework and a consi "
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announced 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Shenzhen Capstone Industrial Co.,Ltd., will acquire SinoMedia Holding Limited

synopsis: Shenzhen Capstone Industrial Co., Ltd., a company in China principally engaged in the development and operation of real estate, will acquire SinoMedia, a leading media corporation in China.
buyer: Shenzhen Capstone Industrial Co.,Ltd. (SZSE:000038:$62.56)
Shenzhen Capstone Industrial Co., Ltd. is principally engaged in the development and operation of real estate. The company is based in Shenzhen, China. "
target: SinoMedia Holding Limited
SinoMedia is a leading business information and media services provider founded in Hong Kong in 1996. SinoMedia's clients run the full gamut of top companies doing business in China. Publications clients include the European Chambers of Commerce, China Economic Review and Starwood Hotels Group.
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closed 7/22/2015 via BusinessWire

The Economist Intelligence Unit Limited, acquired Canback & Company

synopsis: The Economist Intelligence Unit has announced the acquisition of Canback & Company. Canback, based in Boston, Massachusetts, is a leading management consulting firm specialized in leveraging predictive analytics to generate insights for consumer-facing clients.
buyer parent: The Economist Group Limited
buyer: The Economist Intelligence Unit Limited
The EIU produces objective and timely analysis and forecasts of the political, economic and business environment in more than 180 countries. The EIU also produces reports on certain strategic industries and on the latest management thinking. "
target: Canback & Company
Canback & Company is the world’s leading management consulting firm leveraging predictive analytics. Canback also offers analytic services with the Canback Global Income Distribution Database (C-GIDD) as the firm's flagship product.
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closed 6/21/2013 via Company Press Release

IMPLAN Group LLC, acquired MIG, Inc.

synopsis: Boathouse Capital is pleased to partner with IMPLAN Group LLC in its acquisition of MIG, Inc. Boathouse’s $5.5 million investment of senior subordinated debt allowed several existing members of MIG’s senior management to participate along with new management in capitalizing and acquiring MIG from its founders in a management-led leveraged buyout.
buyer parent: Boathouse Capital
buyer: IMPLAN Group LLC
MIG, Inc. is the sole-source provider of the "IMpact analysis for PLANning" economic impact modeling system. IMPLAN is used to create complete, extremely detailed multi-regional Social Accounting Matrices and Multiplier Models of economies ranging from national to state, county or ZIP-Code levels. "
target: MIG, Inc.
MIG, Inc. is the sole-source provider of the "IMpact analysis for PLANning" economic impact modeling system. IMPLAN is used to create complete, extremely detailed multi-regional Social Accounting Matrices and Multiplier Models of economies ranging from national to state, county or ZIP-Code levels.
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closed 4/30/2018 via PE Hub

Caixin Global, CITIC Capital, purchased Global Marketing Intelligence Division from Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC

synopsis: CITIC Capital Holdings Ltd and Caixin Global have closed their buy of the Global Marketing Intelligence Division (GMID) of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. GMID is a top-tier international financial information database operator. Its two main units CEIC and EMIS provide global financial information and data.
buyer: CITIC Capital
buyer: Caixin Global
Founded in 2002, CITIC Capital Holdings Limited is an alternative investment management and advisory company. Caixin Global is one of the most respected sources of macroeconomics, finance and business intelligence about China. "
seller: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$430.13)
The Global Marketing Intelligence Division (GMID) of Euromoney is a top-tier international financial information database operator. Its two main units CEIC and EMIS provide global financial information and data from the macro and micro perspectives, respectively.
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$181
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closed 8/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Nordic Capital, acquired MacroBond Financial AB

synopsis: Nordic Capital Fund IX announces its acquisition of Macrobond, one of the world’s leading providers of research systems and macroeconomic and financial time series data from primary and third-party sources.
buyer: Nordic Capital
Nordic Capital is a leading private equity investor in the Nordic region with a resolute commitment to creating stronger, sustainable businesses through operational improvement and transformative growth. "
target: MacroBond Financial AB
Macrobond Financial is a young and rapidly expanding, international company. Its flagship product, the Macrobond application, is a single platform that combines an extensive macroeconomic and financial database with easy-to-use tools for analysis and smart data visualisation.
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closed 10/13/2008 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Global Insight, Inc.

synopsis: IHS Inc., a leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has completed the closing of its acquisition of Global Insight, Inc., the recognized leader in providing the most comprehensive global economic information, analysis and consulting services to corporations, financial institutions and governments around the world.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS is a leading global source of critical information and insight, dedicated to providing the most complete and trusted information and expertise. IHS product and service solutions span four areas of information: Energy, Product Lifecycle, Security, and Environment, all supported by Macroeconomics."
target: Global Insight, Inc.
IHS Global Insight provides the most comprehensive economic and financial information available on countries, regions and industries, using a unique combination of expertise, models, data and software within a common analytical framework to support planning and decision-making.
price ($mm)
$185
rev ($mm)
$120
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1.6x
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closed 12/15/2021 via Company Press Release

Ookla, acquired RootMetrics

synopsis: Ookla, a web service that provides free analysis of Internet access performance metrics, such as connection data rate and latency, has acquired RootMetrics, an independent mobile network research firm that specializes in providing unbiased mobile network performance information and mapping.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ookla
Speedtest.net, also known as Speedtest by Ookla, is a web service that provides free analysis of Internet access performance metrics, such as connection data rate and latency. "
target parent: IHS Markit Ltd.
target: RootMetrics
RootMetrics is an independent mobile network research firm that specializes in providing unbiased mobile network performance information and mapping.
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closed 1/13/2021 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired CappiTech

synopsis: IHS Markit has acquired Cappitech, a privately held Israeli company that provides robust regulatory reporting, best execution analysis and business intelligence solutions, allowing customers to efficiently comply with transaction reporting regulations across multiple jurisdictions in one place.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,589.00)
UK-based IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target: CappiTech
Cappitech, a privately held Israeli company, provides robust regulatory reporting, best execution analysis and business intelligence solutions, allowing customers to efficiently comply with transaction reporting regulations across multiple jurisdictions in one place.
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closed 5/4/2020 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired Catena Technologies

synopsis: IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, announced the acquisition of Catena Technologies, a global regulatory trade reporting firm based in Singapore. Catena was founded in 2002 as a fintech consultancy and transformed to become a SaaS provider of trade reporting solutions in 2014.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,589.00)
UK-based IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target: Catena Technologies
Catena was founded in 2002 as a fintech consultancy and transformed to become a SaaS provider of trade reporting solutions in 2014. Its award-winning TRACE Reporting platform automates and manages trade reporting, providing cross-asset coverage, valuation and collateral reporting and reconciliation.
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closed 10/18/2019 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: IHS Markit has completed the sale of Data Logic Services to Access. Data Logic Services provides storage and records management for firms in the energy industry. Its expertise includes data management, database integration, document archiving, cataloging, scanning and imaging.
buyer parent: Berkshire Partners LLC
buyer: ACCESS Corporation
Access is the nation’s largest privately-held records and information management (RIM) company. Their mission is to lead the RIM industry by providing their clients the very best service. Access provides document management solutions to 40 markets throughout the United States and Latin America. "
seller: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,589.00)
Based in Houston, Data Logic Services provides storage and records management for firms in the energy industry. Its expertise includes data management, database integration, document archiving, cataloging, scanning and imaging.
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closed 10/10/2019 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired Novation Analytics

synopsis: UK-based IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics, and solutions, has acquired Novation Analytics, a specialist provider of software solutions, data analysis, and advisory services to the automotive industry. Novation Analytics focuses on the modeling of vehicle energy efficiency and CO2 emissions compliance.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,589.00)
UK-based IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target: Novation Analytics
Novation Analytics provides software solutions, data analysis and advisory services, focusing on vehicle energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions. Novation's ENERGY software provides full-vehicle simulation and competitive and regulatory analysis for product planners, engineers and regulators.
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announced 9/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Montagu Private Equity, will acquire IHS Jane's

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

IHS Markit Ltd., will acquire Agribusiness Intelligence

synopsis: IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, will acquire Agribusiness Intelligence group from Informa, a UK-based events, intelligence and research group. Agribusiness Intelligence is a UK-based provider of intelligence to agribusiness organisations. They offer the latest insights, analysis and data and forecasts.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,589.00)
UK-based IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: Agribusiness Intelligence
Agribusiness Intelligence is a UK-based provider of actionable intelligence to agribusiness organisations. Agribusiness Intelligence offers the latest insights, analysis and data and forecasts. They specialise in agri commodities and food, crop protection, fertilizers, and policy and regulation.
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announced 5/29/2019 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: Informa, a UK-based international events, intelligence and scholarly research group, will acquire the IHS Markit Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) intelligence business from IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. IHS Markit TMT provides deep market insights across a wide range of technology markets.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$1,798.70)
UK-based Informa is a leading international Exhibitions, Events, Information Services and Scholarly Publishing Group. Informa helps commercial, professional and academic communities make better decisions faster, through specialist content and intelligence, and opportunities to connect and learn. "
seller: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS Markit Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) provides market insights across a wide range of technology markets, from materials and components, to devices and equipment, to end markets and consumers. IHS Markit TMT belongs to IHS Markit, a leader in critical information, analytics and solutions.
price ($mm)
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$3,688
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$1,162
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closed 5/21/2018 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired Ipreo Holdings LLC

synopsis: Ipreo, a leading financial services solutions and data provider, was acquired by IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. IHS Markit is acquiring the business from private equity funds managed by Blackstone and by the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: Ipreo Holdings LLC
Ipreo is a leading global provider of financial services technology, data and analytical services, supporting all participants in the capital-raising process, including sell-side professionals, finance officers at private and public companies, institutional investors, and asset managers.
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$1,855
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closed 4/16/2018 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired DeriveXperts

synopsis: IHS Markit, a world leader in information, analytics and solutions, announced it acquired DeriveXperts, a provider of valuation services for OTC derivatives and other complex financial securities. DeriveXperts specializes in daily and monthly computations of hard-to-value assets.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target: DeriveXperts
DeriveXperts is a provider of valuation services for OTC derivatives and other complex financial securities. They specialize in daily and monthly computations of hard-to-value assets, such as equity derivatives, FX derivatives, interest rate derivatives and structured notes.
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closed 9/26/2017 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired automotiveMastermind, Inc

synopsis: IHS Markit, a world leader in information, analytics and solutions, has acquired a 78% majority stake in automotiveMastermind Inc., a provider of predictive analytics and marketing automation software for the automotive industry. automotiveMastermind’s cloud-based platform helps dealers precisely predict automobile-buying behavior.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS Markit is a leader in critical information, analytics and expertise for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. They deliver next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency. "
target: automotiveMastermind, Inc
automotiveMastermind is the leading provider of predictive analytics and marketing automation technology for the automotive industry. The company’s cloud-based platform helps dealers precisely predict automobile-buying behavior and automates the creation of micro-targeted consumer communications.
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closed 6/1/2016 via PR Newswire

Genstar Capital LLC, purchased OERM from IHS, Inc.

synopsis: Genstar Capital, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused on investments in targeted segments of the software, industrial technology, financial services and healthcare industries, announced the acquisition of the Operational Excellence & Risk Management business ("OERM") of business information provider IHS Inc.
buyer: Genstar Capital LLC
Genstar Capital is a leading private equity firm that has been actively investing in high quality companies. Genstar works in partnership with its management teams and its network of operating executives and strategic advisors to transform its portfolio companies into industry-leading businesses. "
seller: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
Operational Excellence & Risk Management business ("OERM") provides a robust portfolio of software driven solutions that enable companies to manage and optimize their environmental, health, safety, and sustainability processes.
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closed 4/29/2016 via PR Newswire

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

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

IHS, Inc., merged with Markit Group Ltd.

synopsis: IHS Inc. and Markit Ltd. announced the completion of their previously announced merger to form IHS Markit, a new leader in critical information, analytics and solutions that drive economies and markets worldwide.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: Markit Group Ltd. (MRKT:$1,129.70)
Markit is a leading global provider of financial information services. They provide products that enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. Their customers include banks, hedge funds, asset managers, central banks, regulators, auditors and insurance companies.
price ($mm)[EV]
$8,036 [$10,974]
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$2,219
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$581
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closed 2/10/2016 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Oil Price Information Service

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and insight, has completed its acquisition of Oil Price Information Service (OPIS), an internationally referenced pricing reporting agency that serves the oil, natural gas and biofuels industries.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target parent: UCG
target: Oil Price Information Service
Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) is the world's most comprehensive source for petroleum pricing and news information with offices in the U.S., Europe and Singapore and is the most widely accepted U.S. fuel price benchmark for supply contracts and competitive positioning.
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closed 12/28/2015 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Carproof

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has acquired CarProof Corporation, a Canada-based company that offers products and services in vehicle history, appraisal and valuation for the automotive. CarProof is the industry standard in Canada for providing automotive vehicle history reports.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: Carproof
CarProof is the industry standard in Canada for providing automotive vehicle history reports to dealers, auto auctions, original equipment manufacturers, lenders, insurers, governments, law enforcement agencies and consumers.
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closed 4/20/2015 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired RootMetrics

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has acquired RootMetrics, a U.S.-based independent mobile networks analytics firm that offers insights into the mobile user experience.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: RootMetrics
RootMetrics is an independent mobile network research firm that specializes in providing unbiased mobile network performance information and mapping.
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closed 3/26/2015 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., acquired Dataium LLC

synopsis: IHS Inc., a leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has acquired Dataium, a company that provides essential business intelligence and analysis to the automotive industry. Dataium can predict future sales, prove advertising effectiveness, measure website performance and perform additional comparative analysis.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: Dataium LLC
Dataium is the world’s largest compiler of online automotive shopping behavior. Every month Dataium observes over 20 million automotive shoppers across over 10,000 automotive websites and then aggregates, indexes and summarizes this data into intelligent insights.
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announced 11/12/2014 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., will acquire JOC Group

synopsis: IHS Inc. a leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire JOC Group Inc., the authoritative provider of business intelligence, data and events for trade, transportation and logistics professionals worldwide.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target parent: Electra Partners LLP
target: JOC Group
JOC Group Inc. is the authoritative provider of business intelligence, data and events covering the global container shipping and logistics market. JOC Group Inc. provides access, intelligence, insight and support through their two online, print and events products, PIERS and JOC.
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closed 8/6/2014 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., acquired Global Trade Information Services Incorporated

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced the acquisition of Global Trade Information Services, the preeminent provider of international merchandise trade data. Corporations, governments, and associations use their trade data systems to develop an enhanced understanding of global trade information.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: Global Trade Information Services Incorporated
Global Trade Information Services, Inc. (GTI) is recognized as the leading supplier of international merchandise trade data. Corporations, governments, and associations in more than 50 countries use their trade data systems to develop an enhanced understanding of global trade information.
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closed 10/13/2008 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Global Insight, Inc.

synopsis: IHS Inc., a leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has completed the closing of its acquisition of Global Insight, Inc., the recognized leader in providing the most comprehensive global economic information, analysis and consulting services to corporations, financial institutions and governments around the world.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS is a leading global source of critical information and insight, dedicated to providing the most complete and trusted information and expertise. IHS product and service solutions span four areas of information: Energy, Product Lifecycle, Security, and Environment, all supported by Macroeconomics."
target: Global Insight, Inc.
IHS Global Insight provides the most comprehensive economic and financial information available on countries, regions and industries, using a unique combination of expertise, models, data and software within a common analytical framework to support planning and decision-making.
price ($mm)
$185
rev ($mm)
$120
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/10/2022 via GlobeNewswire

OTC Markets Group, acquired EDGAR Online Inc.

synopsis: OTC Markets Group Inc., operator of regulated markets for 12,000 U.S. and international securities, announced it has completed the acquisition of EDGAR Online, a premium supplier of real-time SEC regulatory data and financial analytics, from Donnelley Financial, LLC.
buyer: OTC Markets Group (OTCPK:OTCM:$90.64)
OTC Markets Group Inc. operates regulated markets for trading 12,000 U.S. and international securities. Their data-driven disclosure standards form the foundation of their three public markets: OTCQX® Best Market, OTCQB® Venture Market and Pink® Open Market. "
target parent: Donnelley Financial Solutions
target: EDGAR Online Inc.
EDGAR Online is a premium supplier of real-time SEC regulatory data and financial analytics. They provide disclosure documents in multiple formats, company financials, structured data sets and mission-critical insights directly to exchanges, brokerage firms, data distributors and financial portals.
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closed 11/3/2022 via BNC Analysis

Issuer Direct, acquired Newswire

synopsis: Issuer Direct Corporation, an industry-leading communications and compliance company, has acquired iNewsWire.com LLC (Newswire), a press release distribution platform. Newswire provides press release distribution, media databases, media monitoring, and newsrooms products and services that enables businesses to increase their online visibility.
buyer: Issuer Direct (AMEX:ISDR:$21.88)
Issuer Direct is an industry-leading communications and compliance company that empowers more than 2,000 public and private companies in more than 18 countries by eliminating the complexity of financial and business communications. "
target: Newswire
Newswire is a press release distribution platform. Newswire provides press release distribution, media databases, media monitoring, and newsrooms products and services that enables businesses to increase their online visibility through earned media, SEO, and targeted digital marketing campaigns.
price ($mm)
$44
rev ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/14/2022 via PR Newswire

dClimate, acquired Oasis Hub Limited

synopsis: dClimate, the first decentralized climate information ecosystem, announced it has acquired Oasis Hub, a leading global data platform and aggregator for catastrophe, extreme weather, climate change and environmental risk data, tools & services.
buyer: dClimate
dClimate is a chain-agnostic decentralized climate information ecosystem. dClimate makes it easy for businesses and builders to find, access, and utilize essential information about the planet to better understand how weather and climate impacts. "
target: Oasis Hub Limited
Oasis Hub is a leading global data platform and aggregator for catastrophe, extreme weather, climate change and environmental risk data, tools & services. Oasis Hub has given its members access to thousands of free and commercial datasets and tools sourced from more than 175 data providers globally.
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closed 8/24/2022 via PR Newswire

Nexla, Inc., acquired Fidap, Inc.

synopsis: Nexla, a pioneer in data engineering automation whose customers include JPMorgan, Johnson & Johnson, and LinkedIn, has acquired Fidap, a provider of clean data for advanced analytics and machine learning. This acquisition will bring in Fidap's technology to help Nexla go a step further with prepared datasets for data scientists and analysts.
buyer: Nexla, Inc.
Nexla is a pioneer in data engineering automation and makes data ready to use for enterprises. Nexla's platform helps teams create scalable, repeatable, and predictable data flows for any data use case. Nexla's customers include JPMorgan, Johnson & Johnson, LinkedIn, Instacart, and Doordash. "
target: Fidap, Inc.
Fidap is a new kind of data provider, built in the cloud and on top of modern data infrastructure. Fidap aims to make external third party data as accessible as possible for developers and data scientists. Its features include over 300 datasets, Python & Jupyter integration, and more.
price ($mm)
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announced 7/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

enhesa, will acquire RegScan, Inc.

synopsis: RegScan, Inc., a trusted provider of global compliance solutions for Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S) professionals, has agreed to be acquired by Enhesa, the leading provider of global regulatory and sustainability intelligence. egScan delivers on-demand global EHS compliance and sustainability solutions
buyer parent: CGE Partners
buyer: enhesa
Based in Belgium, Enhesa is the leading provider of regulatory and sustainability intelligence worldwide. As a trusted partner, Enhesa empowers the global business community with the insight to act immediately and prepare for the future. "
target: RegScan, Inc.
Based in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, RegScan has provided compliance solutions for Health, Safety, and Environmental practitioners at Fortune 1000 companies for over 30 years. RegScan delivers on-demand global EHS compliance and sustainability solutions
price ($mm)
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closed 7/13/2022 via BusinessWire

EcoVadis SAS, acquired Ecotrek GmbH

synopsis: EcoVadis, the leading provider of globally trusted business sustainability ratings, announced the acquisition of ecotrek, a sustainability data mining startup focusing on automated supplier monitoring for the entire supply chain based on publicly available data points.
buyer: EcoVadis SAS
EcoVadis is a purpose-led company whose mission is to provide globally trusted business sustainability ratings. Businesses of all sizes rely on EcoVadis’ expert intelligence and evidence-based ratings to monitor and improve the sustainability performance of their business and trading partners. "
target: Ecotrek GmbH
ecotrek is a sustainability data mining startup focusing on automated supplier monitoring for the entire supply chain based on publicly available data points.
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closed 5/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

Marlowe plc, acquired Cedrec Information Systems Limited

synopsis: Marlowe plc has acquired Cedrec Information Systems, a leading digital platform providing Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) data & information. Cedrec provides data, information and legislative insights to approximately 1,000 customers who subscribe to its SaaS platform to manage their environmental and health & safety compliance processes.
buyer: Marlowe plc (MRL.L:$243.20)
Marlowe is the UK leader in specialist services which assure safety and regulatory compliance. The company was formed to create sustainable shareholder value through the acquisition and development of businesses that provide regulated safety and compliance services. "
target: Cedrec Information Systems Limited
Cedrec Information Systems is a leading digital platform providing Environmental, Health and Safety data & information. Cedrec provides data, information and legislative insights to approximately 1,000 customers who subscribe to its SaaS platform to manage their EHS compliance processes.
price ($mm)
$3.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

Opportuni AI Limited, acquired Bidstats

synopsis: OPPORTUNI, an end-to-end solution for bidding for government contracts, has acquired Bidstats, a source of contract award data. OPPORTUNI now owns the largest database of UK procurement data. Bidstats is free to use and provides live and available government contracts from official government sources across the UK.
buyer: Opportuni AI Limited
OPPORTUNI is the world’s only end-to-end solution that helps SMEs source, bid, and win public sector contracts. OPPORTUNI is headquartered in Newcastle, UK. OPPORTUNI believes that through creating a transparent procurement landscape, they can support SMEs into working with the public sector. "
target: Bidstats
Bidstats is the largest and most comprehensive source of contract award data in the UK, with nine years' archive in its database. Bidstats is free to use and provides live and available government contracts from official government sources across the UK.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/29/2021 via Company Press Release

Xigem, will acquire Cylix Data

synopsis: Xigem Technologies Corporation, a leading technology provider for the remote economy in Canada, will acquire Cylix Data Group, a business intelligence company in Canada. Cylix Data provides businesses with the information they need to prevent fraud. Their platform combines over 74 million unique business data points into a risk profile database.
buyer: Xigem (CNSX:XIGM:$0.00)
Xigem is a leading technology provider for the remote economy in Canada. Xigem provides organizations with the tools necessary to manage employees, assets, consumers, users and business operations remote working environment. They offer mobile digital payment and fulfilment solutions. "
target: Cylix Data
Cylix Data is a business intelligence company in Canada. Cylix Data provides businesses with the information they need to prevent fraud and mitigate financial risks. Their platform combines over 74 million unique business data points into a risk profile database.
price ($mm)
$26
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

TransUnion LLC, acquired NeuStar, Inc.

synopsis: TransUnion has acquired Neustar, a premier identity resolution company with leading solutions in Marketing, Fraud and Communications, from a private investment group led by Golden Gate Capital.
buyer: TransUnion LLC (TRU:$3,009.80)
TransUnion is a global information and insights company that makes trust possible in the modern economy. TransUnion provides solutions that help create economic opportunity, great experiences, and personal empowerment for hundreds of millions of people. "
target parent: Golden Gate Capital
target: NeuStar, Inc. (NSR:$1,165.09)
Neustar is an information services and technology company and a leader in identity resolution providing the data and technology that enables trusted connections between companies and people at the moments that matter most.
price ($mm)
$3,100
rev ($mm)
$575
EBITDA ($mm)
$115
EV / rev
5.4x
EV / EBITDA
27.0x
announced 8/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Equifax, Inc., will acquire Appriss Insights

synopsis: Equifax® a global data, analytics and technology company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Appriss Insights, a trusted and comprehensive source of risk and criminal justice intelligence. Appriss Insights was founded in 1994 with the creation of the VINE® network, a proprietary victim notification network.
buyer: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX:$5,156.10)
Equifax is a global data, analytics, and technology company, they play an essential role in the global economy by helping financial institutions, companies, employees, and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Appriss Insights
Appriss Insights is a trusted and comprehensive source of risk and criminal justice intelligence. Appriss Insights was founded in 1994 with the creation of the VINE® network, a proprietary victim notification network that empowers victims with timely information regarding incarcerated persons.
price ($mm)
$1,825
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Foursquare, acquired Unfolded, Inc.

synopsis: Foursquare announced its acquisition of Unfolded a next generation platform for geospatial analytics. With the addition of Unfolded’s capabilities to the Foursquare technology stack, enterprises and brands can soon come to Foursquare for merging, enriching, analyzing, and visualizing spatial data - in whatever environment they choose.
buyer: Foursquare
Foursquare is the leading independent location technology company. Their solutions help businesses make smarter decisions and developers create more engaging experiences. Foursquare has uncompromising accuracy, accessibility, scale, and respect for consumer data privacy. "
target: Unfolded, Inc.
Unfolded is a next generation platform for geospatial analytics. Unfolded offers open source geospatial libraries and a flexible suite of advanced tooling -- including its signature product, Unfolded Studio is a self-serve platform that allows users to tranform geospatial data into insightful maps.
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closed 3/25/2021 via BusinessWire

Ryan & Company, acquired PTX Tech, LLC

synopsis: Ryan, a leading global tax services and software provider, has acquired PTX Tech, a leading property tax data and software firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. The acquisition of PTX supports Ryan’s efforts to develop and deploy integrated software and data solutions for its clients.
buyer: Ryan & Company
Ryan is an award-winning global tax services and software provider. The firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. "
target: PTX Tech, LLC
PTX Tech is turning property tax into a value-driver by digitizing the property tax process and alleviating bottlenecks. PTX offers a suite of products that provide clients with critical property tax data from thousands of taxing jurisdictions across the United States.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/17/2021 via PR Newswire

Ad Practitioners, acquired Knoq

synopsis: Ad Practitioners, whose proprietary digital media platform syndicates highly relevant content, tools, and news across its portfolio of brands and partner sites, announced its acquisition of Knoq, a data technology company that matches consumers with real people to get guidance and feedback on products and services.
buyer: Ad Practitioners
Headquartered in Dorado, Puerto Rico, Ad Practitioners matches world-class brands with engaged audiences across over 150 categories, from personal finance, health, home, and lifestyle to insurance, software and beyond. The Company owns a portfolio of digital brands, including ConsumersAdvocate.org. "
target: Knoq
Based in Puerto Rico, Knoq (formerly Polis, Inc.) is a data technology company that recruits, trains and guides neighborhood representatives to go out into their own neighborhoods and talk to people about products and services that can make their lives better.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/1/2021 via BusinessWire

Lightbox RE, acquired BuildingFootprintUSA

synopsis: LightBox, a leading provider of commercial real estate data and workflow solutions, announced the acquisition of BuildingFootprintUSA™, the premier provider of building and structure boundaries for location analytics. With this acquisition, LightBox will immediately make building footprints available to its customers.
buyer parent: Battery Ventures
buyer: Lightbox RE
LightBox is a provider of Commercial Real Estate (CRE) data and workflow solutions for marketing, prospecting, due diligence, risk management, and location intelligence that enable decision making for CRE brokers, banks and lenders, appraisal firms, environmental consulting and engineering firms. "
target: BuildingFootprintUSA
BuildingFootprintUSA™ is the premier provider of building and structure boundaries for location analytics. They deliver high accuracy location data for locating, analyzing and visualizing critical business information.
price ($mm)
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announced 12/21/2020 via BusinessWire

Eldridge Industries, will acquire Knoema Corporation

synopsis: Knoema, the premier data platform which makes the world’s data discoverable and usable, announced an agreement to be acquired by Eldridge, a holding company with a unique network of businesses across finance, technology, real estate, and entertainment.
buyer: Eldridge Industries
Eldridge grows diversified businesses with a focus on Insurance, Credit, Technology, Real Estate, Sports and Media, and Consumer. The firm seeks to build and grow businesses led by proven management teams that have demonstrated leadership and experience to scale an enterprise. "
target: Knoema Corporation
Knoema is the most comprehensive source of global decision-making data in the world. Their data technology solutions compress the complex data discovery to insight workflow from countless hours to minutes, saving clients time, energy and budget.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Steele Compliance Solutions, Inc., acquired info4c AG

synopsis: Steele Compliance Solutions, Inc., the global leader in ethics and compliance management, has acquired info4c. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, info4c delivers the most trusted and robust Politically Exposed Person, State Owned Entity, Sanction Lists, and Watchlists & Blacklists databases available.
buyer parent: Bregal Investments
buyer: Steele Compliance Solutions, Inc.
Steele is the global leader in Ethics & Compliance Management. Steele partners with the world’s largest, most respected companies to deliver compliance products and services that help organizations embrace a culture of compliance while protecting their brand. "
target: info4c AG
info4c is a global provider of high-quality compliance information. info4c solutions are customized and selected to comply with the relevant legislation and serve most efficiently the specific purpose: Know Your Customer, Anti Money Laundering, prevention terrorism financing, fraud, and corruption.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 12/2/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Environmental Risk Information Services (ERIS), acquired GeoSearch LLC

synopsis: GVIC Communications Corp. has purchased the business assets of GeoSearch LLC, a provider of environmental risk information based in Austin, Texas. The asset purchase was completed through ERIS Information Inc. and ERIS Information Limited Partnership (together “ERIS”), 55% owned subsidiaries of GVIC.
buyer parent: GVIC Communications Corp.
buyer: Environmental Risk Information Services (ERIS)
ERIS has been providing critical environmental risk and historical information for residential, commercial and industrial properties since 1999. ERIS now serves the USA, Canada, and Mexico and has global alliances in the UK, Germany, Austria, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. "
target: GeoSearch LLC
GeoSearch is a leading provider of environmental risk information in the United States and supports its customers by supplying fast, accurate, innovative tools and reports to assess and manage environmental risk.
price ($mm)
$6.27
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

Eurazeo, acquired Questel

synopsis: Eurazeo, a leading global investment company, has acquired Questel, a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases.
buyer: Eurazeo (ENXTPA:RF:$6,149.19)
Eurazeo is a leading global investment company, with a diversified portfolio of €18.5 billion in assets under management, including €12.9 billion from third parties, invested in over 430 companies. "
target: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases.
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