Like Australasia trade publishing assets

announced 9/28/2012 via Company Press Release

Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd, will purchase Australasia trade publishing assets from Morningstar, Inc.

synopsis: Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd and Morningstar Australasia Pty Limited, a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, announced that they have entered into an agreement for Sterling to acquire Morningstar's Australian financial services trade publishing business.
buyer parent: Momentum Media Pty Ltd
buyer: Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd
Sterling Publishing is a growing media company and the publishing arm of the BRW Fast 100-ranked Momentum Media. They focus on specialist vertical markets including the mortgage, finance, real estate and property sectors. "
seller: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar's Australasian online and print titles include InvestorDaily, IFA (Independent Financial Adviser) – incorporating SMSF – and Investor Weekly; and events for the financial sector including Wraps, Platforms & Masterfunds Conference and the Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Strategy Day.
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announced 7/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

XLMedia plc, will acquire InvestorJunkie

synopsis: XLMedia, a provider of digital performance marketing, will acquire InvestorJunkie, a leading personal finance website that provides information and reviews of various investment channels and financial products. InvestorJunkie provides tool recommendations and articles to educate readers on how to better manage their finances.
buyer: XLMedia plc (AIM:XLM:$59.34)
XLMedia provides of digital marketing services. They use proprietary tools and methodologies to generate high value traffic for customers, in return for a revenue share, fixed fees or a hybrid of both. They operate across a number of verticals with specific expertise in the online gaming sector. "
target: InvestorJunkie
InvestorJunkie is a personal finance website that provides information and reviews of investment channels and financial products. They provide tool recommendations and articles that break down investing, budgeting, and personal finance to educate readers on how to better manage their finances.
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closed 4/5/2017 via Yahoo, Inc.

Investview, Inc, acquired Wealth Generators LLC

synopsis: Investview, Inc., a diversified financial technology organization specializing in investor education, investment newsletters and financial services, announced the acquisition of Wealth Generators LLC, a financial education, research and tools provider.
buyer: Investview, Inc (OTCPK:INVU:$25.68)
Investview, Inc. is a New Jersey-based diversified financial technology organization. The Company operates primarily through its wholly- and majority-owned subsidiaries, to provide financial products and services to accredited investors, self-directed investors and select financial institutions. "
target: Wealth Generators LLC
Wealth Generators, LLC is a Utah based financial education, research and tools provider for the self-directed investor. Wealth Generators distributes its programs and services through independent distributors who are paid according to the company's bonus plan.
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announced 12/9/2016 via Company Press Release

Comdirect Bank AG, will acquire OnVista AG

synopsis: Comdirect Bank AG, a leading direct bank and the market leader in online securities business for modern investors, has acquired OnVista AG, a company that operates financial portals in Germany. They operate OnVista.de, a financial portal covering various products, such as shares, funds, warrants, bonds, etc.
buyer: Comdirect Bank AG (XTRA:COM:$405.63)
Comdirect Bank AG is a leading direct bank and the market leader in online securities business for modern investors, offering brokerage, banking and advice. More than 2 million private customers have placed their trust in the bank. "
target parent: Boursorama
target: OnVista AG
OnVista AG operates financial portals in Germany. It operates OnVista.de, a financial portal covering various products, such as shares, funds, warrants, bonds, etc.
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closed 11/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Eagle Financial Publications, acquired DividendYieldHunter.com

synopsis: Salem Media Group announced that it has acquired the website DividendYieldHunter.com, a website that contains information on dividend-paying stocks. DividendYieldHunter.com will be added to Eagle Financial Publications, which provides market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors from financial commentators.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Eagle Financial Publications
Eagle Financial Publications provides market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors from financial commentators as well as a stock screening website for dividend investors. "
target: DividendYieldHunter.com
DividendYieldHunter.com is a website that contains information on dividend-paying stocks. The site gives investors information about many different classes of dividend-paying stocks including preferred stocks, bonds, Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and more.
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closed 10/19/2007 via BusinessWire

Boursorama, acquired OnVista AG

synopsis: Boursorama has been notified last week of the German Federal Cartel Office’s (Bundeskartellamt) approval of the acquisition of 77.4% of the shares in OnVista AG by means of a share purchase agreement entered into on 24 September 2007. After having fulfilled further former conditions precedent, the acquisition has thus been closed today.
buyer: Boursorama
Founded in 1995, Boursorama is a major player in online savings in Europe, with more than 3.2 million orders executed as at June 30th, 2007, 557,300 direct accounts and total outstandings of € 13.4 billion at the end of June 2007. The Boursorama Group is present in four countries. "
target: OnVista AG
With 1.04 million unique visitors and 72 million pages viewed per month, www.onvista.de is the leading German online financial information portal. This portal offers dense and organised information on all financial issues to an audience largely affluent.
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$20
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$4
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closed 11/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Ascensus, Inc., acquired Retirement Educators, Inc.

synopsis: Ascensus, the nation’s largest independent retirement and college savings services provider, has announced its acquisition of Retirement Educators, Inc., a retirement plan education firm that provides on-site enrollment support and participant education services.
buyer parent: BB&T Corporation
buyer: Ascensus, Inc.
Ascensus is the largest independent retirement and college savings services provider in the United States, helping nearly 7 million Americans save for the future. "
target: Retirement Educators, Inc.
In 1996, Robert and Thomas Kelley formed Retirement Educators, Inc., typically servicing large providers such as banks, insurance companies, mutual fund firms and brokerage houses, the company has also worked with smaller providers on an occasional or even one-time basis.
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announced 6/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

ADVFN PLC, will acquire London South East Limited

synopsis: Financial market website operator ADVFN PLC confirmed it has signed heads of agreement with the directors of investor-information website London South East Ltd. London South East Ltd. provides share prices, news, data and resources on desktops, tablets, or mobiles to leading private investor .
buyer: ADVFN PLC (AIM:AFN:$15.81)
ADVFN PLC operates a web site which provides up-to-date financial data on the UK stock markets. The site provides users with services including a bulletin board for investors to swap ideas, real-time share information from the London Exchange, configuration alerts, and regulatory new services. "
target: London South East Limited
London South East Limited's team of web developers, service, and leadership staff serves private investors worldwide. They provide share prices, news, and data to thousands of visitors every day, lse.co.uk brings leading private investor resources on desktops, tablets, or mobiles.
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announced 8/28/2013 via Company Press Release

Bright Mountain Holdings, Inc., will acquire Wall-Street.com

synopsis: Bright Mountain Holdings announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Wall-Street.com, LLC, which owns and operates an online portal that offers financial industry information including microcap stocks, global economy and world markets, currency and precious metals, research, charts and graphs, and more.
buyer: Bright Mountain Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK:BMTM:$7.00)
The Bright Mountain Holdings family of websites includes TheBright.com, WarDocumentaryFilms.com and Bootcamp4me.com. TheBright.com is the company’s largest site and offers news, information, products and services geared for Military members, Veterans and First Responders. "
target: Wall-Street.com
Wall-Street.com, LLC owns and operates an online portal that offers financial industry information including microcap stocks, global economy and world markets, currency and precious metals, research, charts and graphs, licensing and education for financial services representatives, and more.
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closed 2/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Campden Media, acquired The Institute for Private Investors

synopsis: Campden Media, which serves ultra-affluent business-owning and financial families worldwide, announced that it has acquired the Institute for Private Investors (IPI), one of the first and premier firms providing services to ultra high-net-worth individuals and private investors in the United States.
buyer parent: Matrix Private Equity Partners
buyer: Campden Media
Campden Media, founded in 1987, provides education, news, research, conferences and other networking opportunities to principals of ultra high-net-worth financial and business-owning families, the family office executives and trusted advisors who serve them. "
target: The Institute for Private Investors
The Institute for Private Investors (IPI) is a trusted provider of educational and networking resources for ultra high-net-worth investors. Founded in 1991, IPI provides a safe haven for investors to communicate with each other, and their advisors, about their wealth management approach.
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closed 11/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Borsenmedien AG, acquired finanztreff.de

synopsis: Börsenmedien AG, a leading media company for financial information in Germany, acquires finanztreff.de from Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste, a European provider of IT solutions for investors. finanztreff.de is a financial portal for investors in Germany. finanztreff.de provides price data for equities, foreign exchange, derivative products and more.
buyer: Borsenmedien AG
Borsenmedien AG is a leading media company for financial information in Germany. Borsenmedien publishes Der Aktionär, Germany's most successful weekly magazine focused on investments. They also operate Der Aktionär TV, a TV channel dedicated to investors. "
target parent: Carlyle Group
target: finanztreff.de
finanztreff.de is one of the most successful financial portals for investors in Germany. finanztreff.de provides up-to-date and historical price data for equities, funds, bonds, foreign exchange, exchange-traded funds, exchange-traded commodities and derivative products.
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closed 9/19/2018 via BusinessWire

Investoo Group, acquired EFXTO

synopsis: One of the largest financial lead generation companies in the world, Investoo Group, is expanding into the Latin American market by acquiring leading foreign exchange website EFXTO. EFXTO is a forex news portal that offers a wide range of informative reviews, up-to-date news and market comparisons.
buyer: Investoo Group
Investoo Group is one of the world’s leading fintech marketing businesses. They deliver top-quality lead generation and marketing services to their partners via their portfolio of websites in the rapidly evolving cryptocurrency, FX, shares and derivative trading markets. "
target: EFXTO
Launched in 2016, EFXTO is a forex news portal that offers a wide range of informative reviews, up-to-date news and market comparisons. The platform is one of the most influential forex review providers in Latin America.
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announced 7/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Catena Media, will acquire LeapRate

synopsis: Catena Media, a company that provides high-quality online lead generation, has acquired LeapRate, an independent research and advisory firm that provides news and information. LeapRate specializes in covering the world of Forex trading and are followed by traders, investors, and other FX industry participants.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$128.97)
Headquartered in Malta, Catena Media provides companies with high-quality online lead generation. Through strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Catena Media has established a leading market position with approximately 300 employees globally. "
target: LeapRate
LeapRate is an independent research and advisory firm that provides news and information, specialized in covering the world of Forex trading. They are followed by traders, investors and other FX industry participants via their website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, RSS and Email Newsletter.
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closed 5/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Catena Media, acquired ForexTraders.com

synopsis: Catena Media, a provider of online lead generation, has acquired Sweden-based ForexTraders.com, a foreign exchange trading Information site providing details of foreign exchange brokers, sign-up offers and useful information pertaining to foreign exchange. They offer expert advice, educational tools, market commentary and best practices guidance.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$128.97)
Catena Media provides companies with high-quality online lead generation. Through strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Catena Media has established a leading market position with approximately 300 employees in the US, Australia, Japan, Serbia, UK, Sweden and Malta. "
target: ForexTraders.com
Sweden-based ForexTraders.com is a foreign exchange trading Information site providing details of foreign exchange brokers, sign-up offers and useful information pertaining to foreign exchange. They offer expert advice, educational tools, market commentary and best practices guidance.
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$4.08
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closed 5/31/2017 via PR Newswire

OTC Markets Group, acquired theOTC.today

synopsis: OTC Markets Group Inc., operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, announced it has acquired theOTC.today, an independent website that monitors and analyzes stock promotion campaigns.
buyer: OTC Markets Group (OTCPK:OTCM:$55.05)
OTC Markets Group's Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces provide investors with the information necessary to intelligently analyze, value and trade 10,000 U.S. and global securities through the broker of their choice. "
target: theOTC.today
theOTC.today is an independent website that monitors and analyzes stock promotion campaigns. Since its launch in April 2011, theOTC.today has tracked and published data on stock promotion schemes and raised public awareness of fraudulent promoters in OTC and exchange listed securities.
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announced 11/4/2015 via PR Newswire

T3 Live, LLC, will acquire Pristine Capital Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: T3 Live, LLC, a global leader in the education of active traders and investors, has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of the Pristine Capital Holdings, Inc., a provider of online educational and financial services to institutions and general public.
buyer: T3 Live, LLC
T3 Live is an online financial media network and educational platform that provides active traders with market analysis, real-time access to strategies, and in-depth training from seasoned professionals. "
target: Pristine Capital Holdings, Inc.
Pristine Capital Holdings, Inc. provides online educational and financial services to institutions and general public. It offers market intelligence services and on-line education via Internet-based chat rooms. Pristine provides tools that offers access to the equities, options, and futures markets.
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closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Huddlestock merged with Dovre Forvaltning,

synopsis: Huddlestock, an investment marketplace based in London, has announced a merger with leading Norwegian fund manager, Dovre Forvaltning. The Huddlestock solution allows for crowd-investing whereby everyone can receive great investment ideas, collaborate in making decisions and even set-up their own funds.
buyer: Dovre Forvaltning
Dovre Forvaltning is an independent asset management company with a focused, dedicated and highly competent team. They create innovative investment products based on how the world is today and where they think the best investment opportunities lie in the future. "
target: Huddlestock
Huddlestock is an investment marketplace based in London, United Kingdom and Oslo, Norway. They aim to reconfigure the investment management industry in a way that allows everyone to benefit.
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closed 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Capital Lounge GmbH, acquired Adhoc-Infos.de

synopsis: The Munich-based investment boutique Capital Lounge GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of the listed Signature AG, announces the acquisition of the finance portal Adhoc-Infos.de (software and domain). Adhoc-Infos.de aggregates all company news of listed companies in Germany on one platform and provides intelligent filters.
buyer parent: Signature AG
buyer: Capital Lounge GmbH
Capital Lounge is one of the most active Going Public Boutiques specialized in Listings and Going Publics on selected European Markets as well as Roadshows and Fundraisings for rapidly expanding companies. "
target: Adhoc-Infos.de
Adhoc-Infos.de aggregates all company news of listed companies in Germany on one platform and provides intelligent filters.
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announced 12/19/2018 via PR Newswire

Backstop Solutions Group, will acquire BarclayHedge

synopsis: Backstop Solutions Group, the leading cloud-based productivity suite provider for institutional and alternative investors, announced the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire BarclayHedge, a leading provider of alternative investment data and indices.
buyer: Backstop Solutions Group
Backstop provides its industry-leading cloud-based productivity suite to investment consultants, pensions, funds of funds, family offices, endowments, foundations, private equity, hedge funds, and real estate investment firms. "
target: BarclayHedge
BarclayHedge is a leading provider of alternative investment data and indices. Their industry-leading Alternative Investment Database helps investors analyze the performance of more than 6,900 hedge funds and managed futures programs worldwide.
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cancelled 9/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Grupo Resilient International, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Squeeze Report Inc.

synopsis: Grupo Resilient International, Inc., a diversified international holding company, cancelled its acquisiton of Squeeze Report through its technology subsidiary, Resilient Data Corporation. Squeeze Report is a free and paid service financial investor community website that helps traders by providing analysis on stocks.
buyer: Grupo Resilient International, Inc. (OTCPK:GRUI:$0.01)
Grupo Resilient International, Inc. is a diversified international holding company headquartered in Addison, Texas, with subsidiaries focusing on Infrastructure, Technologies, Data, Media, Real Estate, Entertainment, Energy and Wellness. "
target: Squeeze Report Inc.
Squeeze Report is a free and paid service financial investor community website that has a proprietary stock trading predictive short and long algorithm to identify potential gains. Their system helps traders by providing a firsthand analysis on stocks that have the greatest potential for gains.
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closed 7/6/2020 via PE Hub

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Sustainalytics

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has acquired Sustainalytics, a globally recognized leader in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ratings and research. Morningstar acquired a 40% ownership stake in Sustainalytics in 2017, and has purchased the remaining approximate 60% of Sustainalytics shares.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the private capital markets. "
target: Sustainalytics
Sustainalytics is a leading independent Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and corporate governance research, ratings and analytics firm that supports investors around the world with the development and implementation of responsible investment strategies.
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announced 3/4/2020 via Company Press Release

Morningstar, Inc., will acquire PlanPlus Global

synopsis: Morningstar, a leading provider of independent investment research, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire PlanPlus Global, a financial-planning and risk-profiling software firm based in Canada.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the private capital markets. "
target: PlanPlus Global
PlanPlus Global is a world-renowned investment and financial planning software provider. It offers the most academically validated risk profiling process, a globally scalable financial planning system, and a robust investment tracking tool that ensures investors remain suitably invested over time.
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announced 11/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., will acquire AdviserLogic Group

synopsis: Morningstar Australasia Pty Limited, an Australian subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, will acquire AdviserLogic, an Australian adviser software firm. AdviserLogic's cloud-based, financial planning software serves independent financial advisers in Australia.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the private capital markets. "
target: AdviserLogic Group
AdviserLogic is an Australian adviser software firm. Its cloud-based, financial planning software serves independent financial advisers. AdviserLogic's open architecture software platform delivers an end-to-end planning solution that encompasses best in class training and support.
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announced 5/29/2019 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., will acquire DBRS Limited

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, will be acquiring DBRS, the world's fourth-largest credit ratings agency. DBRS is an independent, privately held, globally recognized credit ratings agency.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the private capital markets. "
target: DBRS Limited
DBRS is an independent, privately held, globally recognized credit ratings agency. DBRS’s approach and size provide the agility to respond to customers’ needs in their local markets, while being large enough to provide the necessary expertise and resources.
price ($mm)
$669
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$167
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closed 7/3/2017 via PR Newswire

KeyCorp, acquired HelloWallet

synopsis: KeyCorp announced it has closed the acquisition of HelloWallet®, an industry-leading personal finance software platform, from Morningstar, Inc. KeyBank in 2015 established a relationship with HelloWallet that made KeyBank the only banking institution providing access to HelloWallet's personal finance platform.
buyer: KeyCorp (KEY:$6,402.00)
KeyCorp is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $134.5 billion. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, insurance, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association. "
target parent: Morningstar, Inc.
target: HelloWallet
HelloWallet improves the performance of organizations by providing independent guidance that aligns corporate spending with human capital needs. The company's web and mobile applications provide personalized guidance to employees for converting their salary and benefits into prosperity.
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closed 12/1/2016 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Pitchbook Data, Inc.

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has completed its acquisition of PitchBook Data, Inc., which delivers data, research, and technology covering the breadth of the private capital markets, including venture capital, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. "
target: Pitchbook Data, Inc.
PitchBook is the leading research firm for Private Equity and Venture Capital. PitchBook offers the most comprehensive industry information available through its core product, the PitchBook Platform, as well as its daily newsletter and research reports.
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$180*
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closed 5/31/2016 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired InvestSoft Technology, Inc.

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has acquired InvestSoft Technology, a provider of fixed-income analytics. InvestSoft helps investment firms analyze fixed-income securities and portfolios, primarily through its BondPro Fixed-Income Calculation Engine.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. "
target: InvestSoft Technology, Inc.
InvestSoft Technology provides software solutions for investment firms designed to streamline workflow, reduce risk and harness the value of the data throughout an organization. They are a leader in the development and implementation of Trading, Portfolio Management, and Accounting Solutions.
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closed 3/31/2016 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired RightPond

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has acquired RequiSight, LLC, which does business as RightPond, a provider of business intelligence data and analytics on defined contribution and defined benefit plans for financial services firms.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. "
target parent: Rocaton Investment Advisors, LLC
target: RightPond
RightPond is a business intelligence and analytics capability that reveals gaps, trends, outliers, and risk signals regarding plan performance, fees, capital flow, gatekeeper relationships, and best practices of defined contribution and defined benefit plans.
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closed 12/2/2015 via PR Web

PowerAdvisor, acquired PowerAdvisor

synopsis: Total Rebalance Expert, the largest, independently owned rebalancing software company in the RIA industry, announced the sale of the Total Portfolio Expert portfolio management system to Andrew Kehoe, a long-standing, key employee. Kehoe will acquire TPX, become its Chief Executive Officer and will re-brand TPX to its former name, PowerAdvisor.
buyer: PowerAdvisor
PowerAdvisor is a robust, cloud-based portfolio management and investment accounting platform. Aggregating data from multiple sources, PowerAdvisor provides advisors and their clients with a complete picture of their investments. "
target parent: Morningstar, Inc.
target: PowerAdvisor
PowerAdvisor is a robust, cloud-based portfolio management and investment accounting platform. Aggregating data from multiple sources, PowerAdvisor provides advisors and their clients with a complete picture of their investments.
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closed 11/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Total Rebalance Expert

synopsis: Morningstar, a leading provider of independent investment research, has acquired Total Rebalance Expert (tRx), an automated, tax-efficient investment portfolio rebalancing platform for financial advisors.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. "
target: Total Rebalance Expert
Total Rebalance Expert (TRX)TM is the most tax efficient and easy to use auto-rebalancing software, designed by an industry leading CPA advisor for advisors to simplify portfolio management.
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closed 6/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired HelloWallet

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, completed its previously announced acquisition of HelloWallet Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of online financial wellness, for $52.5 million. Morningstar will pay $39.0 million because it currently has a minority stake in the company valued at $13.5 million.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. "
target: HelloWallet
HelloWallet improves the performance of organizations by providing independent guidance that aligns corporate spending with human capital needs. The company's web and mobile applications provide personalized guidance to employees for converting their salary and benefits into prosperity.
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closed 4/1/2014 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired ByAllAccounts, Inc.

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc. acquired ByAllAccounts, Inc., a provider of innovative data aggregation technology for financial applications. ByAllAccounts uses a knowledge-based process, including patented artificial intelligence technology, to collect, consolidate, and enrich financial account data and deliver it to virtually any platform.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. "
target: ByAllAccounts, Inc.
ByAllAccounts is a provider of innovative data aggregation technology for financial applications. ByAllAccounts uses a knowledge-based process, including patented artificial intelligence technology, to collect, consolidate, and enrich financial account data and deliver it to virtually any platform.
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$28
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closed 5/2/2013 via BNC Analysis

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Morningstar Sweden AB

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc. has acquired its remaining ownership interest in Morningstar Sweden AB from Stadsporten Citygate AB and two private investors. Morningstar acquired its remaining 76% ownership stake, having 100% ownership. Morningstar is a leading global provider of independent investment information.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. "
target parent: Stadsporten Citygate AB
target: Morningstar Sweden AB
Morningstar Sweden serves more than 200 clients in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland and provides complete data on more than 2,000 domiciled mutual funds and 20,000 funds registered for sale in the local markets. Morningstar has 25 employees based in Stockholm.
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$13*
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closed 10/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Investis Ltd, purchased Investor Relations Business from Hemscott Plc

synopsis: Investis, the UK market leader in the provision of digital corporate communications for public companies, and platform company of Gresham Private Equity, announced that the investor relations business of Hemscott will be acquired from Morningstar Inc.
buyer parent: Gresham LLP
buyer: Investis Ltd
Investis helps companies communicate with their investors via the Internet. Specializing in corporate communications, the company creates and maintains corporate and investor relations Web sites and intranets for public companies in Europe. "
seller parent: Morningstar, Inc.
seller: Hemscott Plc
Hemscott, Inc. builds and maintains databases of historical financial and stock price technical information on the United States, Canadian, and international publicly traded companies.
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announced 9/28/2012 via Company Press Release

Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd, will purchase Australasia trade publishing assets from Morningstar, Inc.

synopsis: Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd and Morningstar Australasia Pty Limited, a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, announced that they have entered into an agreement for Sterling to acquire Morningstar's Australian financial services trade publishing business.
buyer parent: Momentum Media Pty Ltd
buyer: Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd
Sterling Publishing is a growing media company and the publishing arm of the BRW Fast 100-ranked Momentum Media. They focus on specialist vertical markets including the mortgage, finance, real estate and property sectors. "
seller: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar's Australasian online and print titles include InvestorDaily, IFA (Independent Financial Adviser) – incorporating SMSF – and Investor Weekly; and events for the financial sector including Wraps, Platforms & Masterfunds Conference and the Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Strategy Day.
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closed 11/1/2010 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., purchased The Annuity Intelligence Report from Advanced Sales & Marketing Corporation

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has completed its previously announced acquisition of the annuity intelligence business of Advanced Sales and Marketing Corp. based in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. (ASMC) for $14.1 million, subject to post-closing adjustments.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. "
seller: Advanced Sales & Marketing Corporation
The Annuity Intelligence Report (AI Report) is a web-based service that helps broker-dealers, insurers, and the financial professionals they support better understand and more effectively present variable annuity products to their clients.
price ($mm)
$14
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closed 7/1/2010 via BNC Analysis

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Seeds Finance SA

synopsis: Morningstar France Holding, a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has completed its previously announced acquisition of Seeds Group, a leading provider of investment consulting services and fund research in France.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Seeds Finance SA
Seeds Finance SA provides investment consulting services to pension funds, insurance companies, asset managers, banks, and brokerage firms. The firm is based out of Paris, France.
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closed 6/17/2010 via Company Press Release

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Morningstar Danmark A/S

synopsis: Morningstar Europe B.V., a leading provider of independent investment research, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 75 percent ownership interest in Morningstar Danmark A/S.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. "
target: Morningstar Danmark A/S
Morningstar Danmark A/S through its website provides investment information for individual investors, which includes fund and ETF data, portfolio tools, and market analysis. It also develops investment software.
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closed 4/12/2010 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Old Broad Street Research

synopsis: Morningstar UK Ltd., a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has acquired Old Broad Street Research Ltd. (OBSR), a premier provider of fund research, ratings, and investment consulting services in the United Kingdom, for 11.95 million pounds sterling, or approximately U.S. $18.3 million.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Old Broad Street Research
Old Broad Street Research's ("OBSR") team of investment research analysts rates and recommends approximately 500 UK-domiciled and cross-border funds.
price ($mm)
$19
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closed 3/31/2010 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Aegis Equities Research

synopsis: Morningstar Australasia Pty Limited, an Australian subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., has completed its previously announced acquisition of Aegis Equities Research, a leading provider of independent equity research, from Aegis Equities Holdings Pty Ltd.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Aegis Equities Research
Aegis is one of Australia’s leading research firms, providing incisive and rigorous securities analysis to investment advisers throughout Australia and New Zealand. Established in 1999, Aegis was founded to provide unbiased and objective fundamental equities research to the Australasian market.
price ($mm)
$11
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closed 1/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd, acquired My Business

synopsis: Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd has acquired My Business from SME Media Pty Ltd. My Business is the trusted source for intelligence, inspiration and motivation for Australia’s SME community. The acquisition includes all assets related to the My Business brand, including the print magazine, website, email bulletins, social media and My Business Awards.
buyer parent: Momentum Media Pty Ltd
buyer: Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd
Across Australia’s professional and financial services sectors, Sterling Publishing plays an integral role delivering insightful market intelligence via multiple platforms, including digital, events, social, print, broadcast and research. "
target parent: SME Association of Australia
target: My Business
My Business is a magazine for small-to-medium enterprises in Australia. The magazine covers various subjects, such as phases of the business cycle with features on marketing, technology, taxation, business processes, trends and management, and profiles of business owners.
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announced 9/28/2012 via Company Press Release

Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd, will purchase Australasia trade publishing assets from Morningstar, Inc.

synopsis: Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd and Morningstar Australasia Pty Limited, a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, announced that they have entered into an agreement for Sterling to acquire Morningstar's Australian financial services trade publishing business.
buyer parent: Momentum Media Pty Ltd
buyer: Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd
Sterling Publishing is a growing media company and the publishing arm of the BRW Fast 100-ranked Momentum Media. They focus on specialist vertical markets including the mortgage, finance, real estate and property sectors. "
seller: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar's Australasian online and print titles include InvestorDaily, IFA (Independent Financial Adviser) – incorporating SMSF – and Investor Weekly; and events for the financial sector including Wraps, Platforms & Masterfunds Conference and the Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Strategy Day.
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closed 5/11/2016 via Company Press Release

Riomar Capital, acquired HousingWire

synopsis: HousingWire, the nation’s leading source of news and information covering the U.S. residential housing finance marketplace, announced that Charlotte-based Riomar Capital has acquired the media platform. HousingWire currently hosts more than 3 million professional readers each year across its web, email and print-based channels.
buyer: Riomar Capital
Riomar Capital is an entrepreneurial investment firm formed to acquire, operate and grow one established private business in the media, finance and business services industries. Founded in 2014 by Clayton Collins, Riomar Capital is backed by an experienced group of entrepreneurs and investors. "
target: HousingWire
HousingWire is by far the nation's most influential source of news and information for U.S. mortgage markets, boasting a readership that spans lending, servicing, investments and real estate market participants as well as financial market professionals.
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closed 4/28/2010 via BNC Analysis

The Firm Magazine, acquired The Firm Magazine

synopsis: The Carnyx Group, the parent company of The Drum, has agreed a deal to sell its legal publishing business to a management buyout team headed up by The Firm magazine's editor Steven Raeburn. He has formed a new business, Red Cloud Publishing, to publish The Firm magazine.
buyer: The Firm Magazine
The Firm Magazine is a magazine publication for law students, trainees, and practitioners highlighting the humorous side of law as well as important topical issues. "
target parent: Carnyx Group
target: The Firm Magazine
The Firm Magazine is a magazine publication for law students, trainees, and practitioners highlighting the humorous side of law as well as important topical issues.
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closed 1/30/2019 via Company Press Release

LC Publishing Group, acquired Iberian Lawyer

synopsis: LC Publishing Group, a leading Italian publishing group, has acquired a 60% stake in Iberian Lawyer, a digital and print magazine for lawyers in Spain. Iberian Lawyer is bi-monthly magazine that offers news, interviews, expert opinions, and analysis articles covering the legal industry.
buyer: LC Publishing Group
LC Publishing Group is a leading Italian publishing group. LC offers digital magazines for the legal, finance, and food industries. LC provides readers with industry news, sector trends, interviews and more. Their brands include Legalcommunity, Inhousecommunity, Financecommunity, and Foodcommunity. "
target: Iberian Lawyer
Iberian Lawyer is a digital and print magazine for lawyers in Spain. The bi-monthly magazine offers news, interviews, expert opinions, and analysis articles covering the legal industry. The company also publishes the The Latin American Lawyer, a magazine for lawyers in Latin America.
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closed 1/8/2016 via PR Newswire

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Legal Week

synopsis: ALM has acquired Legal Week from Incisive Media. Legal Week provides a wide range of high-quality digital content—including news, analysis, opinion pieces and research —for senior lawyers within the world's leading law firms and legal departments. Additionally, Legal Week delivers a series of market-leading annual events.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM is a global leader in specialized business news and information serving the legal, real estate, consulting, insurance and investment advisory industries. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM’s award-winning media properties. "
target parent: Alchemy Partners
target: Legal Week
Legal Week is a weekly magazine dedicated exclusively to commercial lawyers in the UK and major international jurisdictions. Legal Week has an impressive track record of managing high-profile events for the legal profession, creating unique programmes and networking opportunities.
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announced 9/26/2013 via PR Newswire

Metropolis International, Ltd., will acquire Property Week

synopsis: UBM announced that it has agreed to sell it's Property Week print magazine and related products to Metropolis International. Property Week's 35 staff will transfer to Metropolis International following completion. Property Week is a news magazine in the commercial property market.
buyer: Metropolis International, Ltd.
Metropolis International Group Limited is a fast growing media group, established in 1994, that specialises in consumer, business and travel publishing alongside websites, awards, events, public sector contracts and reward & benefit programmes for consumers and corporate partners. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: Property Week
Property Week is a news magazine in the commercial property market. Property week includes news, features and analysis of the latest information from the industry, from development opportunities to investment prospects, professional and legal coverage to regional surveys, and job vacancies.
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closed 9/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Virtuoso Publishing Ltd., acquired Lawyer's World

synopsis: Lawyers World and DealMakers Monthly magazines have been acquired by Virtuoso Publishing Ltd. Lawyers World is a global corporate law reporting publication reaching out to a variety of readers to include CEO/CFO - Banks, Corporate Lawyers and Venture Capital/Private Equity Companies. DealMakers Monthly is a deal reporting publication.
buyer: Virtuoso Publishing Ltd.
Virtuoso Publishing Ltd. is a holding company. "
target: Lawyer's World
Lawyers World Magazine and DealMakers Monthly are established global corporate law reporting and deal reporting publications reaching out to a variety of readers to include CEO/CFO - Banks, Corporate Lawyers and Venture Capital/Private Equity Companies to name a few.
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closed 1/13/2011 via PR Newswire

Thomson Reuters, purchased Public Employment Group from LRP Publications

synopsis: LRP Publications has sold its Public Employment Group and Bankruptcy/Banking Products Group to Thomson Reuters. LRP Publications is a leading supplier of print and online publications for legal, government, educational, and business professionals.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,921.00)
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. "
seller: LRP Publications
LRP Publications publishes two industry-leading magazines, Human Resource Executive® and Risk & Insurance®, and produces newsletters, books, videos, case reporters, online resources and national conferences.
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announced 2/6/2020 via Company Press Release

Green Street Advisors, Inc., will acquire Harrison Scott Publications

synopsis: Green Street Advisors, the premier provider of research, advisory and analytics to the commercial real estate industry, will acquire four leading publications that serve the commercial real estate and financial industries -- Real Estate Alert, Commercial Mortgage Alert, Hedge Fund Alert, and Asset-Backed Alert – from Harrison Scott Publications.
buyer parent: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
buyer: Green Street Advisors, Inc.
Founded in 1985, Green Street Advisors is the preeminent independent research and advisory firm concentrating on the commercial real estate industry in North America and Europe with offices in Newport Beach, Dallas, London, and soon New York City. "
target: Harrison Scott Publications
Harrison Scott Publications delivers exclusive news and information to professionals in the real estate, finance and investment fields. Harrison Scott publishes four weekly newsletters, Real Estate Alert, Hedge Fund Alert, Commercial Mortgage Alert and Asset-Backed Alert.
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closed 1/16/2019 via PR Web

Habitat Magazine, acquired Vendome Real Estate Media

synopsis: Habitat Magazine, a special-interest consumer and b-to-b trade publication in New York, has acquired Vendome Real Estate Media from Vendome Group, a group that serves the information needs of healthcare and real estate professionals. Vendome Real Estate Media publishes a host of resources for commercial and residential real estate professionals.
buyer: Habitat Magazine
Habitat Magazine is a special-interest consumer and b-to-b trade publication in New York. Habitat mixes vivid storytelling and service articles to cover issues of co-op / condo living and management concerns from the perspectives of New York’s board directors and property managers. "
target parent: Conversion Venture Capital
target: Vendome Real Estate Media
Vendome Real Estate Media publishes a host of resources for commercial and residential real estate professionals and their attorneys. They provide plain-English guidance on management, lease, and regulatory compliance matters. Their resources include Online Newsletters, Books, eBooks, and more.
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closed 11/8/2017 via Company Press Release

John Giaimo, acquired Realty Times

synopsis: Realty Times, one of America's largest and most trusted real estate news portals, announced that it has been acquired by a new leadership group led by industry veteran Mr. John Giaimo.
buyer: John Giaimo
Mr. John Giaimo is a real estate industry visionary. John Giaimo is the president of PinRaise, a company that connects consumers with local businesses and nonprofits. "
target: Realty Times
As one of America’s largest and most trusted real estate news portals, Realty Times connects buyers, sellers, brokers, nonprofits and agents with everything real estate related.
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closed 2/4/2013 via Company Press Release

Move, Inc., acquired eFrogPond, Inc.

synopsis: Move, Inc. announced the expansion of its suite of free marketing tools with the acquisition of certain assets of eFrogPond, Inc. an integrated communications and marketing solutions provider best known for its Housing Trends eNewsletter.
buyer: Move, Inc. (MOVE:$234.64)
Move, Inc., is the leader in online real estate and operator of the Move Network of real estate web site for consumers and real estate professionals. The Move Network of websites captures more than 15 million monthly visitors and includes: REALTOR.com®, Move.com®, Moving.com, and more. "
target: eFrogPond, Inc.
eFrogPond, Inc. is a publisher, software developer and communications and marketing solutions provider for the real estate industry. FrogPond is based in Houston, Texas.
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closed 2/15/2008 via BusinessWire

Dolan Media Company, acquired The Mecklenburg Times

synopsis: Dolan Media Company acquired The Mecklenburg Times, an 84-year-old twice-weekly court and commercial newspaper in Charlotte, North Carolina. The publication was sold by Legal and Business Publishers, Inc., owned by the Kurie family since 1971.
buyer: Dolan Media Company (DM:$285.57)
Dolan Media Company provides high-value information and services to business and professional customers across the United States. Our Business Information Division serves customers in 20 markets across the U.S. through print and online media. Our largest customer segment is the legal profession. "
target parent: Legal and Business Publishers, Inc.
target: The Mecklenburg Times
The Mecklenburg Times reports information concerning the vital workings of Mecklenburg County. These areas include: court calendars, legal notices and court suits filed. Also included are statistical listings.
price ($mm)
$2.75
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closed 7/31/2008 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis, acquired Florida Legal Periodicals

synopsis: LexisNexis, a leading provider of information and services solutions, has acquired the assets of Florida Legal Periodicals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Law Bulletin Publishing Company of Chicago. Florida Legal Periodicals is a market leader in the collection and distribution of Florida and Alabama verdict and settlement information.
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 parent: Law Bulletin Publishing Company
target: Florida Legal Periodicals
Since 1981, Florida Legal Periodicals, based in Tallahassee, has acquired and delivered verdict and settlement information in both print and electronic media, including: Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter; Florida Jury Verdict Reporter and Florida Session Law Reporter.
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closed 7/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

Wasserstein & Co., LP, acquired ALM Media Properties, LLC

synopsis: Wasserstein & Co., LP completed the acquisition of ALM Media, an integrated media company and a leading provider of specialized business news, research and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors.
buyer: Wasserstein & Co., LP
Wasserstein & Co. is an independent private equity and investment firm, with offices in New York and Los Angeles. The Wasserstein & Co. investment team has completed over 50 platform and add-on transactions, representing over $3 billion of enterprise value. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM Media Properties, LLC, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news, research and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors.
price ($mm)
$417
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closed 8/16/2007 via BusinessWire

Incisive Media Ltd, acquired ALM Media

synopsis: Apax Summer LLP, the partnership vehicle owning Incisive Media Ltd, a leading business information provider, announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of ALM Media from U.S. Equity Partners, L.P. for a total value of $630 million in cash.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Incisive Media Ltd
Incisive Media is one of the world's leading B2B information providers, serving the financial and professional services markets globally. Incisive brings product provider and purchaser business communities together in print, in person and online. "
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: ALM Media
ALM, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors. In print, online and in person-ALM offers the highest quality information and resources to today's industry leaders.
price ($mm)
$630
rev ($mm)
$200
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.2x
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closed 7/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

Beringer Capital, acquired Inman News

synopsis: Beringer Capital , a leading North American private equity firm, has acquired Inman Group, a leading news publisher for the residential real estate industry. Inman provides award-winning news coverage and forward-looking events to help real estate professionals keep up with emerging trends.
buyer: Beringer Capital
Beringer Capital is a leading private equity firm investing in digital media and marketing industries. Through a combination of strategic alignments and add-on acquisitions, Beringer Capital partners with founders and management teams to maximize the long-term value of their businesses. "
target: Inman News
Inman is a leading news publisher for the residential real estate industry. Inman reaches more than 2 million real estate professionals through its digital and in-person platforms. They provide award-winning news coverage and forward-looking events to help professionals keep up with emerging trends.
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closed 2/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Green Street, acquired React News

synopsis: Green Street, the preeminent provider of actionable commercial real estate intelligence in the U.S. and Europe, has acquired React News, a London-based subscription provider of market-leading commercial property news. React News offers breaking news, features, interviews, and exclusive analysis.
buyer parent: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
buyer: Green Street
Founded in 1985, Green Street is the preeminent independent research and advisory firm concentrating on the commercial real estate industry in North America and Europe with offices in Newport Beach, Dallas, London, and soon New York City. "
target: React News
React News is a London-based subscription provider of market-leading commercial property news. React News aims to drive real estate action via market-leading news and comprehensive content in every sector. Their platform offers breaking news, features, interviews, and exclusive analysis.
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closed 5/5/2016 via PE Hub

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Bisnow Media

synopsis: Bisnow, North America’s leading producer of commercial real estate news and events, announced that New York-based investment firm, The Wicks Group, acquired the company. Bisnow, a leading digital media outlet for commercial real estate news, produces almost 300 industry events across more than 30 metro markets.
buyer: Wicks Group of Companies
The Wicks Group of Companies is a private equity firm that invests in lower-middle-market companies operating in the information, education and media industries. The firm uses a consistent investment strategy, partnering with experienced management teams to build businesses through acquisitions. "
target: Bisnow Media
Bisnow is North America’s leading commercial real estate news and events company. The company maintains over 600K e-newsletter subscribers, hosts over 400K unique visitors to its website per month, and produces almost 300 events with more than 60K ticket buyers per year across 30 metro markets.
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closed 8/9/2012 via Company Press Release

Oxford University Press, purchased The American Journal of Jurisprudence from University of Notre Dame Law School

synopsis: Oxford University Press announced its acquisition of The American Journal of Jurisprudence (AJJ), which was previously self-published by the University of Notre Dame Law School. The AJJ is an international journal publishing critical discussions of the moral foundations of law and legal systems.
buyer parent: University of Oxford
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. "
seller parent: University of Notre Dame
seller: University of Notre Dame Law School
The American Journal of Jurisprudence is an international journal publishing critical discussions of the moral foundations of law and legal systems, exploring current and historical issues in ethics, philosophy of law or jurisprudence, and legal (including constitutional) theory.
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closed 3/20/2012 via Market Watch

LexisNexis, acquired Law360

synopsis: LexisNexis has acquired Portfolio Media, the parent company of Law360, an online provider of speedy and trusted legal news and analysis for business lawyers, primarily in the United States. Law360 publishes breaking news and analysis with a particular focus on high-stakes litigation across more than 30 practice areas.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target: Law360
Law360, the newswire for business lawyers, serves more than 100,000 attorneys every day with late-breaking news on litigation and government policy. Founded in 2004, Law360 produces more than 30 daily newsletters covering major practice areas and regulated industries.
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Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd.
Great Wisdom provides services in the areas of financial database, real-time quotes transmission, real-time quotes reveal and investment analysis software, financial education system, information dissemination, Web and other areas of financial services platform.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$92.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($76.41)
EBIT ($mm)
($68.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: MSCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MSCI Inc.
MSCI Inc.
MSCI is an independent provider of research-driven insights and tools for institutional investors. They have deep expertise in the areas of risk and performance measurement that is based on more than 40 years of academic research, real-world experience and collaboration with their clients.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,476.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$767.41
EBIT ($mm)
$709.17
Net Income ($mm)
$579.85
Employees
3266
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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: 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: 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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