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closed 2/25/2011 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, acquired Legal Publishing Group

synopsis: Thomson Reuters, the leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, has announced that it has acquired Legal Publishing Group operations in Argentina and Chile from Palmfund Management. Legal Publishing Group publishes legal, tax and accounting information.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$6,348.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target parent: Palmfund Management, LLC
target: Legal Publishing Group
Legal Publishing Group develops and publishes high-quality content in legal, regulatory, tax, labor and foreign trade matters. The business serves the needs of more than 90 universities, and offers solutions to accounting professionals and more than 200 governmental departments.
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announced 10/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Karnov Group AB, will purchase Swedish Assets from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory has agreed to sell certain Swedish publishing and trade services assets to Karnov Group. The Swedish assets to be sold include legal and regulatory information, in print and digital formats, as well as printing and distribution services.
buyer parent: Rothschild
buyer: Karnov Group AB (OM:KAR:$95.06)
The Karnov Group serves leading legal, tax and accounting professionals in Sweden and Denmark with online research solutions, continued legal education, and decision support tools for improved client advisory, and continuously invests in new technology. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
The Swedish assets to be sold include legal and regulatory information, in print and digital formats, as well as printing and distribution services. Wolters Kluwer N.V. is a global leader in information services and solutions.
price ($mm)
$80
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$26
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closed 3/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

Experian plc, acquired Court Ventures Inc.

synopsis: Experian, the global information services company, announces that it has acquired substantially all the assets of Court Ventures Inc., an aggregator of electronically available public records data in the United States.
buyer: Experian plc (LSE:EXPN:$5,946.00)
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 80 countries. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target: Court Ventures Inc.
Founded in 2001, Court Ventures sources, aggregates, repackages and distributes public record data, obtained from over 1,400 state and county sources.
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closed 11/16/2010 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer NV, acquired LexisNexis Deutschland GmbH

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Germany Holding GmbH announced that the company will acquire LexisNexis Deutschland GmbH. Through this acquisition, the online legal services part of the portfolio of Wolters Kluwer Germany will be expanded by the range of services and the technological expertise of the online databases of LexisNexis Deutschland.
buyer: Wolters Kluwer NV (ENXTAM:WKL:$4,771.00)
Wolters Kluwer is an information services company with core markets spread across health, corporate services, finance, tax, accounting, law, regulation, and education sectors. Wolters Kluwer has operations across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: LexisNexis Deutschland GmbH
LexisNexis Deutschland is a leading information and knowledge management provider with strong online legal services in the law and business segment in Germany.
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closed 7/9/2009 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, acquired Indlaw Communications Pte, Ltd.

synopsis: 2i Capital (India) Private Limited, a private equity firm, has sold Indlaw Communications Private Limited, an India-based legal information company, to Thomson Reuters Corporation, a US-based provider of integrated information-based solutions.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$6,348.00)
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 parent: 2i Capital
target: Indlaw Communications Pte, Ltd.
Indlaw is a business-to-business Internet provider of research modules relating to Indian legal, tax, business and regulatory issues. Indlaw is part of the Indianlawonline project which was launched as a collaborative exercise between professionals and academicians based in U.K. and in India.
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closed 6/9/2005 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Europe, acquired EON Programming SA

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe, a division of Wolters Kluwer, announced today that it has acquired EON, one of the leading legal electronic publishers in Romania (Bucharest).
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Europe
All of the business units under Europe offer a broad range of customer-specific sources of information, software and services. At the same time they are at the leading edge of new media development setting trends in the knowledge industry. Our customers Legal, accounting, finance and human resource "
target: EON Programming SA
EON Programming SA, with approximately 30 employees, is the innovative Romanian legal electronic publisher for professionals in corporations and governments, who are in need of legal information, such as lawyers, economists, HR specialists, and public officials.
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closed 1/6/2005 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis, acquired Rachel Hollingsworth Court Reporting, Inc.

synopsis: LexisNexis U.S., a leading provider of legal, news and business information services, said today it has acquired key assets of Rachel Hollingsworth Court Reporting, Inc., a privately owned civil public records provider based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. LexisNexis is a member of Reed Elsevier Group plc.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading provider of information and services solutions, including its flagship Web-based Lexis(R) and Nexis(R) research services, to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. "
target: Rachel Hollingsworth Court Reporting, Inc.
Founded in 1983, Hollingsworth acquired 20 million historical records through a system of court runners and automated processes. Hollingsworth provided data to credit bureaus and other risk management companies.
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closed 6/22/2004 via PR Newswire

Choicepoint, Inc., acquired Investigation Technologies, LLC

synopsis: ChoicePoint CPS, the leading provider of identification and verification services, has acquired Investigation Technologies, LLC, which operates Rapsheets Criminal Records, a provider of online criminal records searches.
buyer: Choicepoint, Inc. (CPS:$0.00)
ChoicePoint helps businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations make better decisions through information and technology solutions. "
target: Investigation Technologies, LLC
Investigation Technologies, LLC, operates Rapsheets Criminal Records. Rapsheets Criminal Records has become the most comprehensive site on the Internet in delivering instant results of criminal records searches. In 1997, the company began compiling databases of public records from state criminal ju
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closed 3/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Enduring Ventures, acquired UpCounsel

synopsis: UpCounsel, an online marketplace for businesses to find and hire legal help, has been acquired by Enduring Ventures. UpCounsel connects companies of all sizes with the right attorneys for their needs, quickly, easily, and cost-effectively.
buyer: Enduring Ventures
Enduring Ventures buys beautiful businesses and holds them forever. They are a holding company in the model of Berkshire Hathaway, working to build a more sustainable economy where wealth and economic growth is broadly shared. They recruit, train and coach amazing and non-traditional CEOs. "
target: UpCounsel
UpCounsel was launched in 2012 with the vision of allowing businesses to move and grow faster by revolutionizing the way legal work gets done. UpCounsel connects companies of all sizes with the right attorneys for their needs, quickly, easily, and cost-effectively.
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closed 9/30/2011 via BusinessWire

Bloomberg L.P., acquired BNA, Inc.

synopsis: Bloomberg has completed its acquisition of The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc (BNA) which is now a stand-alone wholly-owned subsidiary of Bloomberg. BNA is the largest independent publisher of news, analysis, and reference products for professionals.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg, a leader in global business and financial information and news, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. "
target: BNA, Inc.
BNA, Inc. is the largest independent publisher of news, analysis, and reference products for professionals. Delivering specialized information to business, legal, and government professionals at every level of expertise, BNA produces more than 300 news and information services.
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$992 [$963]
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$330
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$66
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closed 6/4/2008 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis Butterworths India, acquired Wadhwa Nagpur

synopsis: LexisNexis, a leading global provider of business information solutions, announced the merger of Wadhwa Nagpur, one of India’s providers of legal publishing information, with LexisNexis Butterworths India. The combined company, headquartered in New Delhi, will be the leader of legal information solutions in India.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: LexisNexis Butterworths India
LexisNexis Butterworths has established a reputation for its timely publication of Kanga and Palkhivala’s Law and Practice of Income Tax, the Mulla series of books, including those on Civil Procedure, Hindu Law, Mahomedan Law, Transfer of Property and Contract and Specific Relief, among others. "
target: Wadhwa Nagpur
Wadhwa Nagpur is India’s premier law book publisher and provider of legal information and solutions which are well regarded as a hallmark of accuracy, content quality with currency and absolute dependability.
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closed 8/3/2000 via BNC Analysis

LexisNexis, acquired Mealey Publications, Inc.

synopsis: LEXIS, a unit of Reed Elsevier Inc., has acquired Mealey Publications, Inc., a leading niche publisher of legal newsletters targeted at attorneys and other professionals in the areas of litigation and arbitration.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading provider of information and services solutions, including its flagship Web-based Lexis(R) and Nexis(R) research services, to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. "
target: Mealey Publications, Inc.
Mealey Publications, Inc. is a leading niche publisher of legal newsletters targeted at attorneys and other professionals in the areas of litigation and arbitration. The company also produces 30 annual conferences on hot litigation topics.
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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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closed 8/16/2018 via BusinessWire

CPA Global, purchased IP Software Solutions from Practice Insight

synopsis: CPA Global, the Intellectual Property (IP) services and technology market leader, announces the acquisition of Filing Analytics and Citation Eagle, two leading IP data and analytics software solutions, from Practice Insight, a wholly owned subsidiary of IPH Ltd.
buyer parent: Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
buyer: CPA Global
Based in the Channel Islands, CPA Global is the world’s leading IP management and technology company. They offer customers The IP Platform: delivering integrated Innovation and IP Portfolio software, services and insights across the entire Idea Lifecycle. "
seller parent: IPH Limited
seller: Practice Insight
Filing Analytics combines datasets from patent offices into one database. Machine learning and data augmentation are applied for the highest degree of data integrity and quality. Citation Eagle enables patent owners and attorneys to track and focus on citations of patents using one automated system.
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closed 7/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Wellspring Worldwide, acquired Covalent Data

synopsis: Wellspring, the leader in innovation management software, announced the acquisition of Covalent Data, a Denver-based provider of intelligent search tools that enable companies to find innovative technologies and intellectual property.
buyer: Wellspring Worldwide
Wellspring is the global leader in technology transfer and technology scouting software. Organizations rely on Wellspring to manage the identification, evaluation, and acquisition of technologies, partners, and investments. "
target: Covalent Data
Covalent Data is the leader in innovation intelligence, featuring the world's most comprehensive collection of content. By stitching together disparate sets of public and private data, Covalent Data enables licensing professionals to discover groundbreaking technologies.
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announced 4/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

IPH Limited, will acquire Practice Insight

synopsis: IPH Limited announced that is has agreed to buy Practice Insight Pty Ltd. Practice Insight has created a consolidated relational database of over 90% of the world's patent and trade mark data.
buyer: IPH Limited (ASX:IPH:$163.07)
IPH Limited is the holding company of Spruson & Ferguson, one of the leading intellectual property (“IP”) services firms in the Asia-Pacific region, offering a wide range of services for the protection, commercialisation, enforcement and management of IP. "
target: Practice Insight
Practice Insight has created a consolidated relational database of over 90% of the world's patent and trade mark data. Practice Insight allows users to examine and analyse most of the large-scale intellectual property databases related to the world's patent information.
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closed 7/31/2013 via Market Wire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Jpatton Sports Marketing

synopsis: IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion, and media company, announced the acquisition of J. Patton Sports Marketing, Inc. (JPatton), a leading provider of brand protection and brand management solutions specializing in patented holographic security technologies and digital asset management.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Worldwide is a global sports, fashion and media business, with nearly 3,000 employees operating in more than 30 countries around the globe. IMG's areas of expertise are diverse and wide ranging. "
target: Jpatton Sports Marketing
JPatton is the leading provider of products and services designed to manage, enhance, and authenticate brands. JPatton's brand management services include digital asset management tools and online approval systems that provide the ability to review brand compliance for product designs.
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closed 7/22/2010 via Company Press Release

CT Corsearch, acquired Edital

synopsis: CT Corsearch, the premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, announced it’s acquired Edital, the Questel trademark branch. This acquisition will create best-in-class solutions for managing a brand lifecycle globally—from creation to watching to protecting, maintaining and renewing a brand.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: CT Corsearch
CT Corsearch provides high-quality, intuitive tools and expertise that trademark professionals need to effectively manage the trademark screening, search review and watching processes. "
target parent: Questel
target: Edital
Edital was established in Brussels in 1982 and acquired by Questel, a world leader in Intellectual Property in 2005. Its sole purpose has been to create global solutions for the Intellectual Property professional.
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closed 11/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Editions Lefebvre Sarrut SA, acquired Giuffrè Editore

synopsis: Editions Lefebvre Sarrut (ELS), an active legal and fiscal professional publishing group in Europe, has acquired 100% of Giuffrè Editore, an Italian publishing house founded in Milan in 1931. With a catalog of over 15,000 titles, Giuffrè Editore is one of the market leaders in Italy in professional publishing for legal and tax professionals.
buyer: Editions Lefebvre Sarrut SA
Editions Lefebvre Sarrut (ELS) is a European group that provides professional publishing and training to legal and tax professionals. Their training entities are composed of 150 employees, trainers, computer staff, commercial, marketing and support teams. "
target: Giuffrè Editore
Founded in 1931, Giuffrè Editore is one of the market leaders in Italy in professional publishing for legal and tax professionals. With a catalog of over 15,000 titles, Giuffrè Editore has been a partner to legal and tax professionals for over 80 years.
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$52
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closed 10/3/2016 via PR Newswire

Baring Private Equity Asia, Onex Corporation, acquired Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced that it has closed the sale of its Intellectual Property & Science business to private equity funds affiliated with Onex Corporation and Baring Private Equity Asia. The Intellectual Property & Science business provides comprehensive intellectual property and scientific information.
buyer: Onex Corporation (TSX:ONEX:$2,374.00)
buyer: Baring Private Equity Asia
Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. Onex acquires and builds high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. Baring Private Equity Asia is one of the largest and most established independent alternative asset management firms in Asia. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science (:$1,614.03)
Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science provides intellectual property and scientific information, decision support tools and services that enable the lifecycle of innovation for governments, academia, publishers and corporations to discover, protect and commercialize new ideas and brands.
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closed 2/25/2011 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, acquired Legal Publishing Group

synopsis: Thomson Reuters, the leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, has announced that it has acquired Legal Publishing Group operations in Argentina and Chile from Palmfund Management. Legal Publishing Group publishes legal, tax and accounting information.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$6,348.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target parent: Palmfund Management, LLC
target: Legal Publishing Group
Legal Publishing Group develops and publishes high-quality content in legal, regulatory, tax, labor and foreign trade matters. The business serves the needs of more than 90 universities, and offers solutions to accounting professionals and more than 200 governmental departments.
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closed 3/28/2008 via BusinessWire

Legal Publishing Netherlands Coöperatie U.A., purchased assets in Argentina, Chile and Mexico from LexisNexis

synopsis: LexisNexis, a leading global provider of business information solutions, announced the sale of its local legal, tax and regulatory publishing operations in Argentina, Chile and Mexico to Legal Publishing Netherlands Coöperatie U.A, a partnership formed between a management team from the industry and Palmfund Management LLC.
buyer parent: Palmfund LLC
buyer: Legal Publishing Netherlands Coöperatie U.A.
Legal Publishing Netherlands Coöperatie U.A (Legal Publishing Group) is a partnership formed between a management team from the industry and Palmfund Management LLC (Palmfund), a private equity firm that invests in Latin America. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading provider of information and services solutions, including its flagship Web-based Lexis(R) and Nexis(R) research services, to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets.
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closed 5/10/2022 via BusinessWire

Thomson Reuters, acquired ThoughtTrace

synopsis: Altira Group announced the sale of its Houston-based portfolio company ThoughtTrace to Thomson Reuters. ThoughtTrace’s proprietary AI-based software platform uses AI and machine learning to read thousands of words at once and extract valuable insight from unstructured data buried in large volumes of complex contractual documents.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$6,348.00)
Thomson Reuters is a leading provider of business information services. Their products include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting, and compliance professionals combined with the world's most global news service—Reuters. "
target parent: Altira Group
target: ThoughtTrace
ThoughtTrace’s proprietary AI-based software platform, originally developed to interpret complex oil and gas contracts, uses AI and machine learning to read thousands of words at once and extract valuable insight from unstructured data buried in large volumes of complex contractual documents.
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closed 4/27/2022 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters, acquired Gestta Technology Ltda.

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced that it has acquired Brazil-based Gestta Technology Ltda., an accounting automation software, formerly part of the Redspark Group. Gestta’s accounting software solution enables its customers to automate their workflows, people management, customer service, and secure document archiving, among other capabilities.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$6,348.00)
Thomson Reuters is a leading provider of business information services. Their products include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting, and compliance professionals combined with the world's most global news service—Reuters. "
target parent: Redspark Technology LTDA.
target: Gestta Technology Ltda.
Founded in 2016, Brazil-based Gestta’s accounting software solution enables its customers to automate their workflows, people management, customer service, and secure document archiving, among other capabilities. Over 600,000 companies are registered in Gestta’s firm customers’ systems.
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closed 8/14/2020 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters, acquired CaseLines

synopsis: Thomson Reuters has acquired the UK company CaseLines, a leading cloud-based court document and evidence management platform. The CaseLines platform facilitates users, such as governments, judges, courts, and legal practitioners, to ensure that this essential service to courts and the justice system is available anywhere.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$6,348.00)
Thomson Reuters is a leading provider of business information services. Their products include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting, and compliance professionals combined with the world's most global news service—Reuters. "
target: CaseLines
UK-based CaseLines is a leading platform for sharing documents and multimedia between justice agencies and legal teams for case preparation and courtroom presentation. CaseLines allows information to be shared without the need for costly integrations or replacing legacy systems.
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closed 3/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, acquired Pondera Solutions

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced that it has acquired Pondera Solutions, a leading provider of technology and advanced analytics to combat fraud, waste and abuse in healthcare and large government programs. Their core detection system, FraudCaster, helps prevent hundreds of millions of dollars in improper payments in health plans and government programs.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$6,348.00)
Thomson Reuters is a leading provider of business information services. Their products include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting, and compliance professionals combined with the world's most global news service—Reuters. "
target: Pondera Solutions
Pondera Solutions leverages advanced analytics, AI, and human intelligence to help government and commercial healthcare programs maintain compliance and detect fraud, waste, and abuse. Their core detection system, FraudCaster, prevents hundreds of millions of dollars in improper payments.
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closed 10/4/2019 via Reuters

Thomson Reuters, acquired FC Business Intelligence Ltd.

synopsis: Thomson Reuters has acquired FC Business Intelligence (FCBI), a global business-to-business events specialist. FCBI delivers high-end conferences and exhibitions to diverse sectors. The business will be rebranded Reuters Events and will be operated as part of the Reuters News division of Thomson Reuters.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$6,348.00)
Thomson Reuters is a leading provider of business information services. Their products include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting, and compliance professionals combined with the world's most global news service—Reuters. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: FC Business Intelligence Ltd.
FC Business Intelligence (FCBI) helps leading corporations define future strategy and direction, develop growth opportunities and solve problems facing their sectors. The company was founded in 1990, and is based in London, UK.
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closed 7/19/2019 via PR Newswire

Thomson Reuters, acquired HighQ Solutions Ltd.

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced that it has acquired HighQ, a leading collaboration platform for the legal and regulatory market. HighQ offers a secure cloud-based platform for business collaboration, workflow automation and client engagement.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$6,348.00)
Thomson Reuters is a leading provider of business information services. Their products include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting, and compliance professionals combined with the world's most global news service—Reuters. "
target: HighQ Solutions Ltd.
Based in the UK, HighQ is a leading provider of cloud-based enterprise collaboration and publishing software. They provide innovative social software to some of the world’s leading law firms, investment banks and corporations.
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closed 7/22/2019 via PR Newswire

Thomson Reuters, acquired Confirmation

synopsis: Thomson Reuters has closed the acquisition of Confirmation, a leading provider of secure audit confirmation services. Confirmation invented electronic confirmations and is a digital platform and global network used by audit firms, banks, law firms, and credit managers to quickly and securely verify financial data.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$6,348.00)
Thomson Reuters is a leading provider of business information services. Their products include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting, and compliance professionals combined with the world's most global news service—Reuters. "
target: Confirmation
Confirmation is a digital platform and global network for audit firms, banks, law firms, and credit managers to quickly and securely verify financial data. Confirmation helps 1.5 million users across 170 countries confirm more than $1 trillion in financial data every year.
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announced 4/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Ernst & Young, LLP, will acquire Pangea3

synopsis: Ernst & Young (EY), a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, will acquire Thomson Reuters Pangea3 Legal Managed Services (LMS) business. Pangea3 is a company that helps legal departments and global law firms transform their practice, extend their reach, and deliver value.
buyer: Ernst & Young, LLP
Ernst & Young (EY) is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services they deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Pangea3
Pangea3 is an award-winning leader in legal managed services. Pangea3 helps legal departments and global law firms transform their practice, extend their reach, and deliver value. Their teams mitigate risks, reduce costs, and provide continuity and scale to legal teams.
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announced 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters, will acquire Integration Point

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Integration Point, a company that provides global trade management and compliance solutions to assist companies in effectively managing the import and export of goods. They are based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$6,348.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of news and information for professional markets. Their customers rely on them to deliver the intelligence, technology and expertise they need to find trusted answers. "
target: Integration Point
Integration Point provides global trade management and compliance solutions to assist companies in effectively managing the import and export of goods. They are based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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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.
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$11,000*
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$1,916
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closed 3/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Thomson Reuters, acquired Avox Limited

synopsis: Thomson Reuters has completed its acquisition of Avox Limited, expanding its risk-management footprint and its ability to provide a best-in-class standard of customer solutions. Avox is a leading supplier of legal entity data, such as hierarchies and identifiers on financial entities globally.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$6,348.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of news and information for professional markets. Their customers rely on them to deliver the intelligence, technology and expertise they need to find trusted answers. "
target parent: Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation
target: Avox Limited
Avox Limited, a subsidiary of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, is a leading supplier of legal entity data, such as hierarchies and identifiers on financial entities globally. The Avox Managed Data Service involves the management of 58 data fields which make up a “core” entity record.
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closed 3/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Thomson Reuters, acquired Clarient Global LLC

synopsis: Thomson Reuters has completed its acquisition of Clarient Global LLC, expanding its risk-management footprint and its ability to provide a best-in-class standard of customer solutions. Clarient is a leading global KYC platform formerly owned by the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), Barclays, Goldman Sachs, & J.P. Morgan among others.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$6,348.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of news and information for professional markets. Their customers rely on them to deliver the intelligence, technology and expertise they need to find trusted answers. "
target parent: Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation
target: Clarient Global LLC
Clarient Global LLC is a DTCC company. Clarient Entity Hub acts as a central hub for investment managers, hedge funds and corporations to upload, securely store and permission the use of legal entity level information, documentation and ownership information.
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announced 9/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, will acquire Redi

synopsis: Thomson Reuters has signed a definitive agreement to acquire REDI Holdings, a trading technology pioneer whose flagship REDIPlus execution management system (EMS) provides advanced cross-asset class trading capabilities to the buy-side. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of Q4.
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 in the financial and risk, legal, tax and more. "
target: Redi
Broker-owned until July 2013, REDI is an independent, industry-supported and consortium-owned financial technology company. REDIPlus® EMS provides a single platform for seamless order routing of equities, futures and options across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.
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closed 10/3/2016 via PR Newswire

Baring Private Equity Asia, Onex Corporation, acquired Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced that it has closed the sale of its Intellectual Property & Science business to private equity funds affiliated with Onex Corporation and Baring Private Equity Asia. The Intellectual Property & Science business provides comprehensive intellectual property and scientific information.
buyer: Onex Corporation (TSX:ONEX:$2,374.00)
buyer: Baring Private Equity Asia
Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. Onex acquires and builds high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. Baring Private Equity Asia is one of the largest and most established independent alternative asset management firms in Asia. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science (:$1,614.03)
Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science provides intellectual property and scientific information, decision support tools and services that enable the lifecycle of innovation for governments, academia, publishers and corporations to discover, protect and commercialize new ideas and brands.
price ($mm)
$3,550
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closed 3/2/2016 via PR Newswire

TradeWeb Group LLC, acquired CodeStreet LLC

synopsis: Tradeweb Markets, a leading builder and operator of global fixed income and derivatives marketplaces, announced that it has acquired CodeStreet LLC, a leader in data-driven trade identification and workflow management software development.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: TradeWeb Group LLC
Tradeweb Markets builds and operates many of the world's most efficient financial marketplaces, providing market participants greater efficiency in fixed income, derivatives and ETFs. Tradeweb pioneered straight-through-processing in fixed income and supports marketplaces. "
target: CodeStreet LLC
CodeStreet has delivered leading fixed income front-office solutions to enhance riskless and risk-reducing business for the world's largest global banks and regional dealer community. CodeStreet technology helps bank and broker dealers by identifying previously overlooked trading opportunities.
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closed 10/19/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Diligent, acquired BoardLink

synopsis: Diligent Corporation, the Software-as-a-Service based platform for the secure electronic production, distribution and collaboration of confidential information for boards and leadership teams, announced it has acquired all assets of BoardLink, a SaaS provider of board and leadership team collaboration solutions, from Thomson Reuters.
buyer: Diligent (NZSE:DIL:$94.01)
Diligent is the leading provider of secure corporate governance and collaboration solutions for boards and senior executives. Clients rely on Diligent to provide secure, intuitive access to their most time-sensitive and confidential information, ultimately helping them make better decisions. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: BoardLink
BoardLink is a secure, web-based board portal, with an optional iPad app, that enables board members to communicate and share documents, create topic-specific workspaces, and compile and share board books.
price ($mm)
$10
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closed 5/21/2015 via

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., purchased Fiduciary Services and Competitive Intelligence from Lipper, Inc

synopsis: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. has completed its acquisition of the Fiduciary Services and Competitive Intelligence unit from Thomson Reuters' Lipper division. Thomson Reuters Fiduciary Services and Competitive Intelligence business provides global market intelligence for fund industry flows by country and distribution channel.
buyer: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (BR:$4,824.00)
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. is the leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions for broker-dealers, banks, mutual funds and corporate issuers globally. Broadridge provides investor communications, securities processing and operations outsourcing solutions. "
seller parent: Thomson Reuters
seller: Lipper, Inc
Thomson Reuters Fiduciary Services and Competitive Intelligence business provides global market intelligence for fund industry flows by country and distribution channel.
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closed 11/5/2014 via PE Hub

UCG, acquired Buyouts Insider

synopsis: The PE/VC media assets previously owned by Thomson Reuters have been sold to UCG. The sale was for the collection of publications and conferences including titles such as PEHUB.com and PEHUB Wire, PEHUB Canada, Buyouts and VCJ magazines, Pratt’s Guide, and the PartnerConnect series of events. The group will be known as Buyouts Insider.
buyer: UCG
UCG is a leading provider of specialized financial and business information. Its portfolio is composed of companies serving the information and software needs of decision makers in health care, oil and energy, high technology, telecommunications, banking and finance, and the mortgage industry. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Buyouts Insider
Buyouts Insider is comprised of PEHUB.com and PEHUB Wire, PEHUB Canada, Buyouts and VCJ magazines, Pratt’s Guide, and the PartnerConnect series of events among others.
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closed 7/1/2014 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters Eikon, purchased Convertible Indices from UBS AG

synopsis: Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the UBS Convertible Indices, a widely used benchmark in the convertible bond market. UBS Convertible Indices measure the size and performance of the convertibles asset class.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Reuters Eikon
Thomson Reuters Eikon provides solutions for consuming real-time and historical data, connecting with the financial markets community and executing financial markets transactions across asset classes such as foreign exchange (FX), fixed income, commodities, equities and derivatives. "
seller: UBS AG (SWX:UBSN:$30,778.77)
UBS AG provides a range of financial services. Their UBS Convertible Indices is a widely used benchmark in the convertible bond market. It measures the size and performance of the convertibles asset class.
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closed 2/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, acquired Dominio Sistemas

synopsis: US media and information company Thomson Reuters announced the acquisition of Brazilian accounting software developer Dominio Sistemas Ltda. Dominio specializes in the development and implementation of accounting management and tax management software solutions for accounting firms, and micro- and small companies in Brazil.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$6,348.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target: Dominio Sistemas
Domínio Sistemas Ltda. develops and provides accounting solutions and software for large, medium, small companies and enterprises. Its products include Accounting Plus, a solution for managing accounting firms. Domínio Sistemas Ltda. was incorporated in 1998 and is based in Criciúma, Brazil.
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closed 2/25/2011 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, acquired Legal Publishing Group

synopsis: Thomson Reuters, the leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, has announced that it has acquired Legal Publishing Group operations in Argentina and Chile from Palmfund Management. Legal Publishing Group publishes legal, tax and accounting information.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$6,348.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target parent: Palmfund Management, LLC
target: Legal Publishing Group
Legal Publishing Group develops and publishes high-quality content in legal, regulatory, tax, labor and foreign trade matters. The business serves the needs of more than 90 universities, and offers solutions to accounting professionals and more than 200 governmental departments.
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announced 6/30/2010 via Capital IQ

European Professional Publishing Group GmbH, will acquire Reed Business Information GmbH

synopsis: The specialty publishing group European Professional Publishing Group has acquired the German specialty publisher Reed Business Information GmbH. Reed Business provides a broad offering of specialty journals, specialty books, services and online products for architects in over 70 countries and four languages.
buyer: European Professional Publishing Group GmbH
The European Professional Publishing Group (EPPG) is a Munich-based publishing group for medium-size publishers in the field of specialty information and specialty interests. Group companies grow and develop organically as well as through additional investment and acquisitions. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Reed Business Information GmbH
Reed Business Information GmbH provides a broad offering of specialty journals, specialty books, services and online products for architects in over 70 countries and four languages under the DETAIL brand.
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closed 11/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Highline Media, LLC

synopsis: William F. Reilly and Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm, announced today the formation of Summit Business Media, which simultaneously acquired Pfingsten Publishing and Highline Media. Mr. Reilly will be Chairman and CEO of Summit.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
target: Highline Media, LLC
Highline Media LLC was formed to acquire The National Underwriter Company, the leading publisher and reference provider to the insurance and financial industries.
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closed 11/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Pfingsten Publishing LLC

synopsis: William F. Reilly and Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm, announced today the formation of Summit Business Media, which simultaneously acquired Pfingsten Publishing and Highline Media. Mr. Reilly will be Chairman and CEO of Summit.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target parent: Pfingsten Partners, L.P.
target: Pfingsten Publishing LLC
Pfingsten Publishing L.L.C. is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group; The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group.
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closed 2/1/2007 via BusinessWire

Prism Business Media, acquired Penton Media, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co., LP announced the completion of the purchase of Penton Media, Inc. and the simultaneous acquisition by MidOcean of 50% of the combined businesses of Prism Business Media Holdings, Inc. and Penton Media, Inc. Wasserstein, along with its coinvestors, continues to own 50% of the combined company.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Prism Business Media
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
target parent: ABRY Partners
target: Penton Media, Inc.
Penton Media, Inc., a diversified business-to-business media company, produces market-focused magazines, trade shows, conferences, and online media and provides a broad range of custom media and direct marketing solutions for business-to-business customers worldwide.
price ($mm)
$530
rev ($mm)
$198
EBITDA ($mm)
$42
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
12.5x
closed 8/24/2006 via Company Press Release

Database Ready, LLC, acquired Edwards Disaster Recovery Directory

synopsis: Database Ready, LLC, a provider of services and software that are used by financial, database, directory and other publishers, has acquired Edwards Information, LLC, publisher of the Edwards Disaster Recovery Directory.
buyer: Database Ready, LLC
Database Ready consists of three distinct business operations:software distribution services (it helps software companies sell their software); directory publishing; and database and content management services. "
target: Edwards Disaster Recovery Directory
A man with money who made his millions buying and selling radio stations.
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closed 5/23/2006 via Company Press Release

A Consortium of 6 buyers acquired VNU nv

synopsis: Valcon, the consortium of private equity firms that for months has been trying to buy Anglo-Dutch media giant VNU for $9.7 billion, last weekend declared victory. The consortium said shareholders representing nearly 79% of VNU’s stock have tendered their stake.
buyer: AlpInvest Partners N.V.
buyer: Thomas H. Lee Co.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$16,433.94)
buyer: The Carlyle Group (CG:$5,531.80)
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$16,236.15)
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is an investment firm that makes a wide variety of private equity investments on behalf of itself and its investors. KKR has completed more than 100 transactions involving over $100 billion of total financing. KKR has offices in New York, Menlo Park and London. "
target: VNU nv (NLSN:$3,500.00)
The Nielsen Company is world’s leading provider of marketing information, audience measurement, and business media products and services. Nielsen provides clients with the most complete view of their consumers and their markets.
price ($mm)
$11,594
rev ($mm)
$4,479
EBITDA ($mm)
$835
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
13.9x
closed 3/6/2006 via PR Newswire

The CAPS Group, purchased educational product development, catalog, publication and New York-based advertising pre-media opera from Schawk, Inc.

synopsis: The CAPS Group, a premier provider of graphic arts services to corporations, advertising agencies and design firms, has acquired the educational product development, catalog, publication and New York-based advertising pre-media operations of Schawk, Inc.
buyer: The CAPS Group
The CAPS Group is one of the largest independent graphic arts services providers in the United States. Its clients include Fortune 500 corporations, leading mid-market companies, nationally recognized publishers and large advertising agencies. The company is headquartered in Chicago. "
seller: Schawk, Inc. (SGK:$442.64)
Schawk, Inc. specialize in two markets: packaging and advertising. Many of the world’s biggest consumer products companies, advertising agencies and printers rely on us every day for innovative brand imaging solutions that help them achieve strategic business goals.
price ($mm)
$29
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closed 9/3/2003 via

synopsis: Dow Jones & Company (NYSE: DJ), publisher of the world's most vital business and financial news, announced today it has acquired Technologic Partners, a closely held publications and events firm for the venture capital and technology industries.
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:
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closed 6/28/2022 via BusinessWire

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired Advertising Week

synopsis: Emerald Holding, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of all of the assets comprising the business known as Advertising Week from Stillwell Partners. Advertising Week (AW) is the premier global event and thought leadership platform focused on marketing, media, technology, and culture.
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target parent: Stillwell Partners
target: Advertising Week
Advertising Week (AW) is the premier global event and thought leadership platform focused on marketing, media, technology, and culture.
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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
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closed 3/23/2022 via PR Newswire

Boonrise, acquired Leadercast

synopsis: Leadercast, one of the nation's oldest and most respected personal growth and leadership platforms, announced its acquisition by Cincinnati-based The LC Group, a partner organization of creative agency Boonrise owned and managed by Joe Boyd.
buyer: Boonrise
Boonrise (LC Group) is a video production company focused on storytelling, innovating, filmmaking, and video marketing. From cinematic commercials and documentaries to web-based video content, Boonrise tell stories in the most compelling way. "
target: Leadercast
Leadercast is on a mission to fill the world with leaders worth following. Launched in 2001, Leadercast produces the world's largest single-day personal growth and leadership events that are seen around the globe through live attendance, simulcasts, and customizable, on-demand broadcasts.
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closed 1/31/2022 via PR Web

Brick Marketing, acquired SEMNE

synopsis: Brick Marketing, a Boston-based digital marketing agency, has acquired SEMNE (Search Engine Marketing of New England) Digital Marketing Association, a professional marketing association for people located in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut and Vermont.
buyer: Brick Marketing
Since 2005, Boston based Brick Marketing has provided B2B and B2C companies throughout the US with results and ROI focused Digital Marketing services, including: Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Content Marketing, Pay Per Click (PPC) Advertising, Social Media Management and Website Development. "
target: SEMNE
SEMNE (Search Engine Marketing of New England) Digital Marketing Association is a professional marketing association for people located in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut and Vermont.
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closed 1/12/2022 via BNC Analysis

1-800-Flowers, acquired Alice’s Table

synopsis: Digital gift marketplace 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc. announced it has acquired lifestyle platform Alice’s Table, which offers fully digital and curated livestream floral, culinary and other experiences to public event guests, private and corporate clients across the U.S.
buyer: 1-800-Flowers (FLWS:$2,147.85)
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is a leading provider of gifts designed to help customers express, connect and celebrate. The Company’s Celebrations Ecosystem features their all-star family of brands, including: 1-800-Flowers.com, 1-800-Baskets.com, Cheryl’s Cookies, Harry & David, Shari’s Berries and more."
target: Alice’s Table
Alice’s Table offers fully digital and curated livestream floral, culinary and other experiences to public event guests, private and corporate clients across the U.S.
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closed 12/22/2021 via Company Press Release

Numerator, acquired Hatchtank

synopsis: Numerator, a data and tech company serving the market research space, has acquired Canada-based HatchTank, a tech-enabled mobile qualitative survey company. The acquisition of HatchTank expands Numerator’s capabilities across qualitative, quantitative, and panel-based consumer research, powered by advanced technology.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Numerator
Numerator is a data and tech company bringing speed and scale to the market research space. The company blends proprietary data with advanced technology to create unique insights for the market research industry that has been slow to change. "
target: Hatchtank
Based in Canada, HatchTank is a next-generation qualitative research platform that blends the best research tools into a flexible, dynamic, results-oriented platform that works across multiple devices and operating systems.
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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.
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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
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closed 10/26/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Ipsos S.A, acquired Karian and Box

synopsis: Ipsos announced the acquisition of Karian and Box, a UK leading specialist in employee research and experience. Founded in 2006 with the ambition to give people a better voice at work, Karian and Box helps leaders take data-driven action to improve culture and experience.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,361.14)
Ipsos is one of the world's leading market research companies, operating in 90 markets and employing 18,000 people. Their 75 business solutions are based on primary data coming from surveys, social media monitoring, and qualitative or observational techniques. "
target: Karian and Box
Karian and Box is a UK leading specialist in employee research and experience. Founded in 2006 with the ambition to give people a better voice at work, Karian and Box helps leaders take data-driven action to improve culture and experience.
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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:$4,789.10)
Equifax is a global data, analytics, and technology company, they play an essential role in the global economy by helping financial institutions, companies, employees, and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Appriss Insights
Appriss Insights is a trusted and comprehensive source of risk and criminal justice intelligence. Appriss Insights was founded in 1994 with the creation of the VINE® network, a proprietary victim notification network that empowers victims with timely information regarding incarcerated persons.
price ($mm)
$1,825
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Pendrell Corporation
Pendrell Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Pendrell Technologies, Inc., provides innovative intellectual property solutions for leading companies worldwide.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($16.08)
EBIT ($mm)
($16.19)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
35
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Clarivate plc
Clarivate plc
Clarivate is a global leader in providing solutions to accelerate the lifecycle of innovation. Clarivate helps customers discover, protect and commercialize their inventions using its trusted subscription and technology-based solutions coupled with deep domain expertise.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,614.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$542.18
EBIT ($mm)
$84.79
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
8568
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Ticker: DJCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Journal Corp.
Daily Journal Corp.
Daily Journal Corp. publishes newspapers in California, Washington, Arizona, Colorado and Nevada and the California Lawyer magazine and produces several specialized information services. It provides news of interest to California lawyers.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$44.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.87
EBIT ($mm)
($2.60)
Net Income ($mm)
$2.15
Employees
310
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Ticker: TSX:ISV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Information Services Corporation
Information Services Corporation
Information Services Corporation (ISC) is a provider of registry and information services to the Province of Saskatchewan. The Company is the exclusive provider of the Land Titles Registry, Land Surveys Directory, Personal Property Registry and Corporate Registry in Saskatchewan.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$84.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.05
EBIT ($mm)
$19.49
Net Income ($mm)
$25.87
Employees
357
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Ticker: AIM:ULS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ULS Technology plc
ULS Technology plc
ULS Technology plc brings customers and legal professionals together via housing market comparison services, delivered through their technology systems.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$38.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.83
EBIT ($mm)
$6.00
Net Income ($mm)
$4.40
Employees
102
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Ticker: LSE:REL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RELX Group plc
RELX Group plc
RELX Group is a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. They are a company that delivers improved outcomes to professional customers across industries, helping them make better decisions, get better results and be more productive.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$7,244.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,646.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,922.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TRI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters
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 in the financial and risk, legal, tax and more.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$6,348.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,025.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,255.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: ENXTAM:WKL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wolters Kluwer NV
Wolters Kluwer NV
Wolters Kluwer is a leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax & accounting, finance, risk & compliance, and legal sectors. They help customers make critical decisions by providing solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized tech and services.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$4,771.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,414.00
EBIT ($mm)
$993.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:INF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Informa plc
Informa plc
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$1,798.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$554.00
EBIT ($mm)
$208.10
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Lombardi Media Corporation
Lombardi Media Corporation is a publishing and direct marketing company. The Corporation publishes consumer newsletters, books and information databases in print and on-line format for approximately 250,000 customers.
year
2001
rev ($mm)
$16.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.00
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:EXPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Experian plc
Experian plc
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$5,946.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,051.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,412.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: INFO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IHS, Inc.
IHS, Inc.
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$4,589.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,738.70
EBIT ($mm)
$1,142.20
Net Income ($mm)
$620.70
Employees
16000
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Ticker: STC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stewart Information Services Corp
Stewart Information Services Corp
Stewart Information Services Corporation is a global real estate services company, offering products and services from residential and commercial title insurance and closing and settlement services to specialized offerings for the mortgage industry,.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,080.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$437.28
EBIT ($mm)
$409.10
Net Income ($mm)
$297.39
Employees
6600
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Ticker: TRU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TransUnion LLC
TransUnion LLC
As a global leader in information and risk management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. TransUnion delivers high quality data and integrates advanced analytics and enhanced decision-making capabilities.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,009.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,116.90
EBIT ($mm)
$733.80
Net Income ($mm)
$471.40
Employees
8200
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:VRSK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,998.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,383.40
EBIT ($mm)
$1,137.30
Net Income ($mm)
$666.20
Employees
9367
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Ticker: CSGP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CoStar Group
CoStar Group
CoStar Group is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. Founded in 1987, CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,944.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$571.89
EBIT ($mm)
$432.34
Net Income ($mm)
$292.56
Employees
4742
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Ticker: NYSE:JW.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wiley
Wiley
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,864.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$311.04
EBIT ($mm)
$214.32
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6900
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Ticker: CLGX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CoreLogic, Inc.
CoreLogic, Inc.
CoreLogic is a provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services to business and government. CoreLogic develops predictive decision analytics and provides business services that bring dynamic insight and transparency to the markets it serves.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,642.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$475.94
EBIT ($mm)
$333.59
Net Income ($mm)
$301.36
Employees
5300
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Ticker: TSX:MDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) offers space-based solutions for cost-efficient global delivery of direct-to-home television, satellite radio, broadband internet, and mobile communications. MDA also offers end-to-end solutions to monitor and manage changes and activities worldwide.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,616.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$343.00
EBIT ($mm)
($28.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$118.00
Employees
5800
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Ticker: ENXTAM:TOM2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TomTom NV
TomTom NV
Founded in 1991, TomTom is a leading provider of navigation and location-based products and services. TomTom maps, traffic information and navigation technology power automotive in-dash systems, mobile devices, web based applications and government and business solutions.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,079.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$135.18
EBIT ($mm)
$22.67
Net Income ($mm)
$41.16
Employees
4600
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