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closed 5/25/2016 via BusinessWire

Discovery Data, acquired Meridian-IQ

synopsis: Discovery Data, the leading provider of data on retail financial services industry firms and professionals, acquired Meridian-IQ, a provider of online databases and advisor market information.
buyer parent: Bregal Investments
buyer: Discovery Data
Discovery Data, Inc. provides the financial services industry with access to all broker-dealers and registered investment advisors, over 680,000 reps, 2,300 trust companies, and 1.8 million insurance agents via a cloud-based system with in-depth firm and professional profiles. "
target: Meridian-IQ
Meridian-IQ is a database of Registered Investment Advisors (RIA) on the market. It has hundreds of data points on every RIA in the industry with unique and actionable information that no other firm possesses.
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closed 12/18/2013 via Company Press Release

Market Metrics, Inc., acquired Matrix Solutions

synopsis: Matrix Solutions has been acquired by the leading US Financial Research Organization, FactSet and will be partnering with Market Metrics. Matrix Solutions provides customer and business intelligence solutions primarily to financial services and fund management industries.
buyer parent: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
buyer: Market Metrics, Inc.
Market Metrics is the leading market research firm in the United States focused on advisor-sold investments and insurance products. Market Metrics uses its vast, proprietary database of customer surveys to provide senior managers with the data they need to make strategic decisions. "
target: Matrix Solutions
Matrix Solutions is an independent company that supplies accurate and clean databases together with a range of cost-effective data-related business intelligence solutions, predominantly to clients operating in the financial services sector.
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$19*
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closed 9/5/2018 via PR Web

FMG Suite, acquired MarketingPro, Inc.

synopsis: FMG Suite, a rapidly-growing SaaS fintech company, has acquired MarketingPro. MarketingPro, brings into the FMG Suite family a leading marketing automation platform with the largest compliance-friendly content library in the financial services industry.
buyer: FMG Suite
FMG Suite provides an advisor marketing platform powered by award-winning content and backed by a ”marketing team” that helps advisors stay connected to clients. Their products automate proven marketing strategies so advisors can build deeper relationships. "
target: MarketingPro, Inc.
MarketingPro was founded in 2006 by Peter Montoya with the idea that Financial Professionals should have ready access to high-impact, compliance-reviewed marketing materials. MarketingPro is known for having the largest library of compliant content in the financial services industry.
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closed 6/9/2014 via PR Newswire

Judy Diamond Associates, Inc., acquired Pension Planet

synopsis: Summit Professional Networks announced the acquisition of Pension Data Resources, Inc., dba Pension Planet, a provider of Form 5500 pension/retirement plan data and information services to individual financial advisors and enterprise financial institutions. Pension Planet will be incorporated into Summit's subsidiary Judy Diamond Associates.
buyer parent: EOS Partners, L.P.
buyer: Judy Diamond Associates, Inc.
Summit Professional Networks' Judy Diamond Associates is a premier provider of sales prospecting and plan analysis tools for benefits brokers, financial advisors, plan providers, and carriers serving the employee benefits and retirement markets. "
target: Pension Planet
Pension Data Resources, Inc., dba PensionPlanet, offers the most comprehensive, timely database of ERISA Qualified Retirement and Group Benefit Plans. With over 2,800,000 records, PensionPlanet provides market intelligence and leads on ERISA Plan Sponsors & Affluent High Net Worth individuals.
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closed 7/29/2015 via PE Hub

Leaders League Group, acquired Closing Circle

synopsis: Closing Circle, the digital media dedicated to the European private equity and venture capital community is being acquired by Leaders League, the rating agency and media group for top executives. Closing Circle was founded by David Chouraqui, an investment professional passionate about tech and innovation.
buyer: Leaders League Group
Leaders League is a rating agency and media group for top executives at the international level. With more than 130 employees and 3 offices in Latin America, the company is a fast growing media partner for leaders around the world. "
target: Closing Circle
Closing Circle, the European media for dealmakers, is a platform dedicated to the private equity and venture capital community. It provides news about private equity and venture capital transactions and fundraising in Europe, an online database of investor profiles and a weekly newsletter.
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announced 10/8/2014 via Company Press Release

TheStreet, Inc., will acquire BoardEx

synopsis: TheStreet acquired Management Diagnostics, developer of a relationship capital management service used by law firms, investment banks and consultancies. Management Diagnostics' main product is BoardEx, a proprietary people database used by institutions to "leverage their relationships and facilitate business and corporate development initiative.
buyer: TheStreet, Inc. (TST:$53.11)
TheStreet, Inc. is a leading digital financial media company that distributes its content through online, social media, tablet and mobile channels. The Company's network of brands includes: TheStreet, RealMoney, RealMoney Pro, Stockpickr, Action Alerts PLUS, Options Profits, and more. "
target: BoardEx
Management Diagnostics' main product is BoardEx, a proprietary people database used by institutions to "leverage their relationships and facilitate business and corporate development initiatives.
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$21
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closed 7/15/2020 via PR Newswire

CB Insights, purchased VentureSource from Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

synopsis: CB Insights has acquired the data assets of VentureSource from Dow Jones. The VentureSource database provides detailed and comprehensive data on venture-backed companies that help customers find deal and partnership opportunities, perform comprehensive due diligence, and examine trends in venture capital investment, fundraising, and liquidity.
buyer: CB Insights
CB Insights helps companies make smarter technology decisions with data. The CB Insights Technology Insights Platform provides comprehensive data, expert insights, and work management tools that enable companies to discover and understand the technologies that drive growth and improve operations. "
seller parent: News Corporation
seller: Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (:$1,769.69)
The VentureSource database provides detailed and comprehensive data on venture-backed companies. This data helps customers find deal and partnership opportunities, perform comprehensive due diligence, and examine trends in venture capital investment, fundraising, and liquidity.
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closed 2/4/2020 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: Cboe Global Markets, Inc. has acquired Hanweck Associates, LLC, a real-time risk analytics company. Hanweck is expected to help Cboe clients better understand how their balance sheet is optimized through real-time margin calculations of non-linear instruments and analytics that optimize portfolio allocations and hedges.
buyer: Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (CBOE:$3,181.50)
Cboe is one of the world's largest exchange holding companies, offering cutting-edge trading and investment solutions to investors. The company is committed to defining markets and driving global marketplaces forward through product innovation, leading-edge technology and seamless trading solutions."
target: Hanweck Associates, LLC
Hanweck is the leading provider of real-time risk analytics on global derivatives market. The firm's data brings visibility and clarity to capital and balance sheet constraints of banks, broker/dealers, hedge funds, central counterparties, and exchanges.
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closed 3/2/2020 via PR Newswire

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., acquired FundsLibrary

synopsis: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. has acquired London-based FundsLibrary, a leader in fund document and data dissemination in the European market. Combining FundsLibrary’s capabilities with Broadridge’s existing regulatory communications offerings will enable Broadridge to significantly reduce complexity and cost for global fund managers.
buyer: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (BR:$4,338.00)
Broadridge is a leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions to banks, broker-dealers, asset and wealth managers, and corporate issuers. Broadridge's infrastructure underpins proxy voting services for over 50 percent of public companies and mutual funds globally. "
target parent: Hargreaves Lansdown
target: FundsLibrary
UK-based FundsLibrary is a digital platform supporting the life cycle of fund data, documents, and regulatory reporting for the Asset Management industry. The company manages data for 40,000 investment products, sourced from 700 global fund groups, and supports over 180 million requests annually.
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announced 12/19/2019 via PR Newswire

Crisil Limited, will acquire Greenwich Associates

synopsis: India-based CRISIL will acquire Greenwich Associates LLC, a leading provider of benchmarking data, analytics, and qualitative, actionable insights that help financial services firms measure and improve business performance. The deal will accelerate CRISIL's strategy to be the leading player in the growing market of global benchmarking analytics.
buyer parent: S&P Global
buyer: Crisil Limited
CRISIL is a leading, agile and innovative global analytics company driven to make markets function better. It is India’s foremost provider of ratings, data, research, analytics, and solutions with a strong track record of growth, culture of innovation, and a positive global footprint. "
target: Greenwich Associates
Greenwich Associates is the leading provider of global market intelligence and advisory services to the financial services industry. Greenwich specializes in providing fact based insights and practical recommendations to improve business results.
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announced 8/26/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Wood Mackenzie, will acquire Genscape Inc.

synopsis: Verisk, a leading data analytics provider, will acquire Genscape, a global provider of real-time data and intelligence for commodity and energy markets, from DMGT. Genscape will become part of Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk business, and will enhance Wood Mackenzie’s existing sector intelligence in energy data and analytics.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Wood Mackenzie
UK-based Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk business, is a trusted source of technical and commercial intelligence for the world’s natural resources sector. Wood Mackenzie empowers clients to make better strategic decisions, providing objective analysis and advice on assets, companies, and markets. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Genscape Inc.
Genscape is a global provider of real-time data and intelligence for commodity and energy markets. Genscape operates the world's largest private network of in-field monitors, and its data acquisition abilities include satellite reconnaissance, artificial intelligence, and maritime freight tracking.
price ($mm)
$364
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$100
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closed 8/6/2019 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: CFRA, one of the world’s largest providers of independent research, announced that it has acquired First Bridge Data LLC, a company that provides institutional quality data and analytics on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that saves time on research and generates insight.
buyer: Center for Financial Research and Analysis
CFRA (Center for Financial Research and Analysis) is the world’s largest provider of institutional-grade independent equity research. Through fundamental equity and fund research, CFRA empowers investment professionals, advisors and risk managers with actionable ideas and proven results. "
target: First Bridge Data LLC
First Bridge provides institutional quality data & analytics on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that saves time on research and generates insight.
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announced 7/27/2019 via Financial Times

London Stock Exchange Group, will acquire Refinitiv

synopsis: London Stock Exchange Group, a diversified international market infrastructure and capital markets business sitting at the heart of the world's financial community, will acquire Refinitiv, a company that provides information, insights and technology that drive innovation and performance in global financial markets.
buyer: London Stock Exchange Group (LSE:LSE:$3,186.38)
London Stock Exchange Group is a diversified international market infrastructure and capital markets business sitting at the heart of the world's financial community. The Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: Refinitiv
Refinitiv provides information, insights and technology that drive innovation and performance in global financial markets. Their heritage of integrity enables customers to make critical decisions with confidence while their best-in-class data and cutting-edge technologies enable greater opportunity.
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closed 5/31/2019 via Company Press Release

IRESS Market Technology Limited, acquired Quant House

synopsis: IRESS, a leading technology company providing software for financial services, including for trading and market data, investment management and financial advice, announced it has acquired QuantHouse, a leading international provider of market data and trading infrastructure.
buyer: IRESS Market Technology Limited (ASX:IRE:$292.95)
IRESS designs, develops and delivers technology for the financial services industry, including for trading and market data, investment management and financial advice. More than 450 third-party enterprises have integrated IRESS technology into their own software. "
target: Quant House
QuantHouse provides end-to-end systematic trading solutions. This includes ultra-low latency and consolidated market data solutions with QuantFEED, algo-trading development framework with QuantFACTORY and proximity hosting and order routing services with QuantLINK.
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$44
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closed 5/13/2019 via BusinessWire

Ion Group, acquired Acuris

synopsis: Funds advised by BC Partners announced the sale of a majority stake in Acuris, a global provider of proprietary financial intelligence, data and analytics, to ION Investment Group, a company that provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments and corporations.
buyer: Ion Group
Based in Ireland, ION provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments and corporations. They design solutions that improve decision-making, simplify complex processes, and empower people. "
target parent: BC Partners
target: Acuris
Acuris provides proprietary, actionable intelligence, data and analytics to the world's principal advisory firms, investment banks, law firms, hedge funds, private equity firms and corporates.
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closed 10/19/2018 via BusinessWire

Reorg Research, acquired Debt Explained

synopsis: Reorg, a leading financial media and technology company, announced it has acquired a controlling stake in London-based Debt Explained Limited, the leading provider of data and analysis on the European high-yield and leverage loan markets.
buyer: Reorg Research
Reorg's unique editorial team combines reporting with financial and legal analysis to provide a holistic view of topical situations and delivers that view in real time through their proprietary platform, which is powered by machine learning and natural language processing applications. "
target: Debt Explained
Founded in 2009, Debt Explained creates and curates data and analysis on bond and loan deals through its proprietary data bases and unique scoring and bench-marking products. These allow for detailed trend analysis in the European high yield and leverage loan markets.
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closed 8/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Nordic Capital, acquired MacroBond Financial AB

synopsis: Nordic Capital Fund IX announces its acquisition of Macrobond, one of the world’s leading providers of research systems and macroeconomic and financial time series data from primary and third-party sources.
buyer: Nordic Capital
Nordic Capital is a leading private equity investor in the Nordic region with a resolute commitment to creating stronger, sustainable businesses through operational improvement and transformative growth. "
target: MacroBond Financial AB
Macrobond Financial is a young and rapidly expanding, international company. Its flagship product, the Macrobond application, is a single platform that combines an extensive macroeconomic and financial database with easy-to-use tools for analysis and smart data visualisation.
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closed 7/10/2018 via BusinessWire

Fitch Ratings Ltd., acquired Fulcrum Financial Data

synopsis: Fitch Group, a unit of Hearst, announced it has completed its acquisition of Fulcrum Financial Data, a leading provider of leveraged finance and distressed debt analysis, news and data, from Leeds Equity Partners. Fulcrum includes some of the market’s most influential financial news brands.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Fitch Ratings Ltd. (:$693.00)
Fitch Solutions is a world-leading provider of credit intelligence and the primary distributor of Fitch Ratings content. 90 percent of the world's leading financial institutions, multinational companies and consulting firms depend on Fitch content to inform their business decisions. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Fulcrum Financial Data
Fulcrum Financial Data is a leading provider of leveraged finance and distressed debt analysis, news and data. Fulcrum Financial Data includes some of the market’s most influential financial news brands including Covenant Review, LevFin Insights, CapitalStructure and PacerMonitor.
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closed 5/21/2018 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired Ipreo Holdings LLC

synopsis: Ipreo, a leading financial services solutions and data provider, was acquired by IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. IHS Markit is acquiring the business from private equity funds managed by Blackstone and by the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: Ipreo Holdings LLC
Ipreo is a leading global provider of financial services technology, data and analytical services, supporting all participants in the capital-raising process, including sell-side professionals, finance officers at private and public companies, institutional investors, and asset managers.
price ($mm)
$1,855
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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:$5,935.77)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. Tactical Opportunities is Blackstone's opportunistic investment platform. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk
The acquisition includes the financial and risk division of Thomson Reuters. The unit provides research and analysis tools to financial markets professionals. Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of news and information for professional markets.
price ($mm)
$11,000*
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$6,112
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$1,916
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closed 5/25/2016 via BusinessWire

Discovery Data, acquired Meridian-IQ

synopsis: Discovery Data, the leading provider of data on retail financial services industry firms and professionals, acquired Meridian-IQ, a provider of online databases and advisor market information.
buyer parent: Bregal Investments
buyer: Discovery Data
Discovery Data, Inc. provides the financial services industry with access to all broker-dealers and registered investment advisors, over 680,000 reps, 2,300 trust companies, and 1.8 million insurance agents via a cloud-based system with in-depth firm and professional profiles. "
target: Meridian-IQ
Meridian-IQ is a database of Registered Investment Advisors (RIA) on the market. It has hundreds of data points on every RIA in the industry with unique and actionable information that no other firm possesses.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BusinessWire

Bregal Sagemount, acquired Discovery Data

synopsis: Bregal Sagemount announced that it has acquired Discovery Data, Inc., the leading provider of data on retail financial services industry firms and professionals, from Ipreo, LLC. Discovery Data, Inc. provides the financial services industry with access to all broker-dealers and registered investment advisors.
buyer parent: Bregal Investments
buyer: Bregal Sagemount
Bregal Sagemount is a growth-focused private capital firm. The firm provides flexible capital and strategic assistance to market-leading companies in high-growth sectors across a wide variety of transaction situations. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: Discovery Data
Discovery Data, Inc. provides the financial services industry with access to all broker-dealers and registered investment advisors, over 680,000 reps, 2,300 trust companies, and 1.8 million insurance agents via a cloud-based system with in-depth firm and professional profiles.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BusinessWire

Discovery Data, acquired Meridian-IQ

synopsis: Discovery Data, the leading provider of data on retail financial services industry firms and professionals, acquired Meridian-IQ, a provider of online databases and advisor market information.
buyer parent: Bregal Investments
buyer: Discovery Data
Discovery Data, Inc. provides the financial services industry with access to all broker-dealers and registered investment advisors, over 680,000 reps, 2,300 trust companies, and 1.8 million insurance agents via a cloud-based system with in-depth firm and professional profiles. "
target: Meridian-IQ
Meridian-IQ is a database of Registered Investment Advisors (RIA) on the market. It has hundreds of data points on every RIA in the industry with unique and actionable information that no other firm possesses.
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closed 7/18/2013 via PR Newswire

Ipreo Holdings LLC, acquired Discovery Data

synopsis: Ipreo, a global leader of data, market intelligence and productivity solutions to capital markets and corporate professionals, announced its acquisition of Discovery Data, a leading financial services industry provider of data on firms and professionals, and a recognized expert in CRM data hygiene.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Ipreo Holdings LLC
Ipreo is a global leader in providing market intelligence, data, and technology solutions to all participants in the global capital markets, including sell-side banks, publicly traded companies, and buy-side institutions. "
target: Discovery Data
Discovery Data offers the only single view of the financial services industry with access to all BD and RIA firms, over 640,000 BD and RIA reps, 2,400 trust companies and 1.6 million insurance agents via a state-of-the-art online system.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BusinessWire

Bregal Sagemount, acquired Discovery Data

synopsis: Bregal Sagemount announced that it has acquired Discovery Data, Inc., the leading provider of data on retail financial services industry firms and professionals, from Ipreo, LLC. Discovery Data, Inc. provides the financial services industry with access to all broker-dealers and registered investment advisors.
buyer parent: Bregal Investments
buyer: Bregal Sagemount
Bregal Sagemount is a growth-focused private capital firm. The firm provides flexible capital and strategic assistance to market-leading companies in high-growth sectors across a wide variety of transaction situations. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: Discovery Data
Discovery Data, Inc. provides the financial services industry with access to all broker-dealers and registered investment advisors, over 680,000 reps, 2,300 trust companies, and 1.8 million insurance agents via a cloud-based system with in-depth firm and professional profiles.
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closed 7/18/2013 via PR Newswire

Ipreo Holdings LLC, acquired Discovery Data

synopsis: Ipreo, a global leader of data, market intelligence and productivity solutions to capital markets and corporate professionals, announced its acquisition of Discovery Data, a leading financial services industry provider of data on firms and professionals, and a recognized expert in CRM data hygiene.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Ipreo Holdings LLC
Ipreo is a global leader in providing market intelligence, data, and technology solutions to all participants in the global capital markets, including sell-side banks, publicly traded companies, and buy-side institutions. "
target: Discovery Data
Discovery Data offers the only single view of the financial services industry with access to all BD and RIA firms, over 640,000 BD and RIA reps, 2,400 trust companies and 1.6 million insurance agents via a state-of-the-art online system.
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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 7/29/2015 via PE Hub

Leaders League Group, acquired Closing Circle

synopsis: Closing Circle, the digital media dedicated to the European private equity and venture capital community is being acquired by Leaders League, the rating agency and media group for top executives. Closing Circle was founded by David Chouraqui, an investment professional passionate about tech and innovation.
buyer: Leaders League Group
Leaders League is a rating agency and media group for top executives at the international level. With more than 130 employees and 3 offices in Latin America, the company is a fast growing media partner for leaders around the world. "
target: Closing Circle
Closing Circle, the European media for dealmakers, is a platform dedicated to the private equity and venture capital community. It provides news about private equity and venture capital transactions and fundraising in Europe, an online database of investor profiles and a weekly newsletter.
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closed 5/6/2015 via Market Wire

PLS- Petrolium Listing Services, acquired Followon

synopsis: PLS, Inc. announced the successful acquisition of Followon, the most comprehensive capital markets analytics platform for bankers and finance executives in the oil and gas industry. Followon collects capital markets information in a structured application allowing users to analyze and manage banking and client relationships.
buyer: PLS- Petrolium Listing Services
PLS, Inc. is a global integrated information, transaction and advisory firm serving the oil and gas industry. Since its inception the firm has shown consistent growth in both the number of corporate clients served and the unique products offered. "
target: Followon
Since its inception the Followon has provided industry executives and bankers transparency on all associated fees related to bank lending and capital markets. Followon is an easy-to-use platform with functionality that is vastly superior to other financial tracking products.
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closed 3/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Platts, acquired Minerals Value Services GmbH

synopsis: Platts, a leading global energy, metals, petrochemicals and agriculture information provider, announced that it has acquired Munich-based Minerals Value Service GmbH (MVS), a privately held company specialising in determining value-in-use for miners, mills and traders in the iron ore and steelmaking industries.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: Platts
Platts is a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals and metals intelligence and a premier source of benchmark prices for the physical and futures markets. Platts is headquartered in New York with approximately 900 employees in more than 15 offices worldwide. "
target: Minerals Value Services GmbH
Minerals Value Service GmbH (MVS), is a privately held company specialising in determining value-in-use for miners, mills and traders in the iron ore and steelmaking industries. Their application provides the exact daily value-in-use of a specific commodity.
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closed 9/3/2012 via Reuters

CCH Incorporated, acquired BSI Media

synopsis: Global tax authority Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announced it has acquired the assets of BSI Media, a leading provider of timely international tax, legal, business and investment information. BSI Media will become part of CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: CCH Incorporated
CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, is the leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services for professionals. CCH is part of the global tax and accounting leader, Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting. "
target: BSI Media
BSI Media publishes some of the most respected internet publications in the fields of business, tax, law and investment. They've been publishing quality content since 1992, and quickly made the transition from print to digital publishing in the late 1990s.
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closed 4/16/2015 via PR Web

SNL Insurance, acquired RateFilings.com

synopsis: SNL Insurance, a division of SNL, has acquired RateFilings.com, a division of Perr&Knight, the market leader in providing competitor rate, rule and form filings to Property & Casualty and Life & Health insurance companies for over 20 years.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: SNL Insurance
With SNL Insurance, users can access insurance information like never before. Evaluate every U.S. insurance company, public and private, from every possible angle. "
target parent: Perr&Knight
target: RateFilings.com
RateFilings.com provides insurance professionals with the intelligence they need to stay ahead of the competition and develop timely, profitable products. In fact, over 90% of U.S. property & casualty insurers use RateFilings.
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closed 8/4/2008 via BusinessWire

Interactive Daily, acquired Kler’s Financial Data Service S.r.l.

synopsis: Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related services to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors, closed its acquisition of Kler’s Financial Data Service S.r.l., a leading provider of reference data to the Italian financial industry.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Interactive Daily
Interactive Data Corporation is a leading global provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors. "
target: Kler’s Financial Data Service S.r.l.
Kler's S.r.l. provides on-line databases software applications, analysis and advice on the financial market, and consulting services. It also collects, processes, and standardizes information and financial data regarding companies, and listed and unlisted securities.
price ($mm)
$30
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$9
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3.3x
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announced 4/3/2007 via Company Press Release

Interfax Information Services Group, will acquire Finmarket Information Agency

synopsis: The Interfax International Information Services Group has agreed to purchase 90% of the shares of the Finmarket information agency, one of the leading Russian suppliers of financial and economic information, and plans to complete the deal by the end of the second quarter of 2007.
buyer: Interfax Information Services Group
Interfax Information Service Group creates information products and means of communication essential for decision-making in politics and business. "
target: Finmarket Information Agency
Finmarket Information Agency provides financial, stock exchange, and economic information. It gives the operative information on the Russian financial markets, economic and financial news, currency rates, quotations of securities, promissory notes, and real-time quotes.
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announced 6/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Bulgaria On Air, will acquire Investor.BG PLC

synopsis: Media company Bulgaria On Air placed a buyout offer for the 51% stake in business news portal Investor.bg. Investor.BG PLC develops online databases for Bulgarian companies. It provides financial information, such as quotations, graphics of traded stocks, ratios, news, analyses, and reports.
buyer: Bulgaria On Air
Bulgaria On Air offers television and radio broadcasting services. The company is based in Bulgaria. "
target: Investor.BG PLC
Investor.BG PLC develops online databases for Bulgarian companies. It provides financial information, such as quotations, graphics of traded stocks, ratios, news, analyses, and reports.
price ($mm)
$6.25*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/1/2006 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., purchased Institutional Hedge Fund and Separate Account Database Division from InvestorForce

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of the institutional hedge fund and separate account database division of InvestorForce, Inc., a Wayne, Pa.-based financial software and data integration company, for approximately $10 million in cash.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
seller: InvestorForce
InvestorForce is a financial software company that has been a leader in the development of online applications for the financial services industry.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/23/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Nasdaq, Inc., acquired eVestment Alliance, LLC

synopsis: Nasdaq, a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services, has completed the acquisition of eVestment, an industry leading content and analytics provider used by asset managers, investment consultants and asset owners to help facilitate institutional investment decisions.
buyer: Nasdaq, Inc. (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$5,230.00)
Nasdaq is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence. "
target: eVestment Alliance, LLC
eVestment provides a flexible suite of easy-to-use, cloud-based solutions to help the institutional investing community identify and capitalize on global investment trends, better select and monitor investment managers and more successfully enable asset managers to market their funds worldwide.
price ($mm)
$705
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/19/2011 via PR Newswire

eVestment Alliance, LLC, acquired Hedgefund.Net Inc.

synopsis: eVestment Alliance, a global provider of institutional investment data intelligence and analytic solutions, announced the acquisition of Channel Capital Group, owners of HedgeFund.net, a leading source for hedge fund data, research and news.
buyer: eVestment Alliance, LLC
eVestment is a global provider of institutional investment data intelligence and analytic solutions. eVestment delivers extensive separate account, hedge fund and commingled fund data through robust, user-friendly products, with an unparalleled commitment to client service. "
target: Hedgefund.Net Inc.
HedgeFund.net is a leading source for hedge fund data on the Web. Investors who meet accreditation standards are eligible for access to the site's database of information on more than 7,100 hedge funds, funds-of-funds and commodity products.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lyceum Capital, acquired Style Research

synopsis: Robert Schwob, a popular figure in the asset management world, has sold majority control of Style Research, his asset management data provider, to mid-market private equity firm Lyceum Capital. Style Research is the leading independent provider of global investment research and portfolio analysis applications.
buyer: Lyceum Capital
Lyceum Capital partners with entrepreneurial management teams and unlocks growth potential by providing capital, operations and development support and help with targeted acquisitions. Lyceum typically invests between £5m and £50m of equity in fast-growing, UK-headquartered, mid-sized businesses. "
target: Style Research
Style Research is the leading independent provider of global investment research and portfolio analysis applications. The services are delivered on a SaaS-based platform that supports a range of devices.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/4/2010 via Market Wire

TransUnion LLC, acquired MedData

synopsis: TransUnion announced it acquired MedData LLC. The Charlotte-based company provides healthcare insurance information and data solutions for hospitals, physician practices and major healthcare insurance companies. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: TransUnion LLC (TRU:$2,696.90)
TransUnion is a global leader in credit and information management. The company creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. For businesses TransUnion delivers comprehensive data and advanced analytics. "
target parent: AGData
target: MedData
MedData is the healthcare division of AGDATA, L.P. MedData was formed to apply and use state-of-the-art database and real-time transaction processing technology for the healthcare industry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/15/2020 via PR Newswire

CB Insights, purchased VentureSource from Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

synopsis: CB Insights has acquired the data assets of VentureSource from Dow Jones. The VentureSource database provides detailed and comprehensive data on venture-backed companies that help customers find deal and partnership opportunities, perform comprehensive due diligence, and examine trends in venture capital investment, fundraising, and liquidity.
buyer: CB Insights
CB Insights helps companies make smarter technology decisions with data. The CB Insights Technology Insights Platform provides comprehensive data, expert insights, and work management tools that enable companies to discover and understand the technologies that drive growth and improve operations. "
seller parent: News Corporation
seller: Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (:$1,769.69)
The VentureSource database provides detailed and comprehensive data on venture-backed companies. This data helps customers find deal and partnership opportunities, perform comprehensive due diligence, and examine trends in venture capital investment, fundraising, and liquidity.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/13/2019 via BusinessWire

Ion Group, acquired Acuris

synopsis: Funds advised by BC Partners announced the sale of a majority stake in Acuris, a global provider of proprietary financial intelligence, data and analytics, to ION Investment Group, a company that provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments and corporations.
buyer: Ion Group
Based in Ireland, ION provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments and corporations. They design solutions that improve decision-making, simplify complex processes, and empower people. "
target parent: BC Partners
target: Acuris
Acuris provides proprietary, actionable intelligence, data and analytics to the world's principal advisory firms, investment banks, law firms, hedge funds, private equity firms and corporates.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/9/2017 via PR Newswire

Pierre Feligioni, acquired Quant House

synopsis: S&P Global announced it has finalized the sale of Quant House SAS (QuantHouse) to a company owned by Pierre Feligioni, one of QuantHouse's original founders. QuantHouse is an independent global provider of end-to-end systematic trading solutions.
buyer: Pierre Feligioni
Pierre Feligioni is a successful business entrepreneur and he understands how to turn innovative ideas into profitable business. Pierre co-founded QuantHouse in 2005, building an industry leading provider of ultra-low latency market data technologies. "
target parent: S&P Global
target: Quant House
QuantHouse is an independent global provider of end-to-end systematic trading solutions. This includes ultra low latency market data technologies, algo-trading development framework, proximity hosting and order routing services.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/3/2015 via PR Newswire

OneMarketData LLC, acquired Tick Data, Inc.

synopsis: OneMarketData, founders of OneTick, a single solution for event streaming processing and time series management of historical and real-time tick data, announced its acquisition of Tick Data Inc., a trusted and leading provider of historical intraday exchange time series data.
buyer: OneMarketData LLC
OneMarketData provides smarter data management solutions for research, surveillance and back-testing to enable market participants to outmaneuver the competition. Through its product OneTick, an event stream processing and tick data management solution, analysts and traders can increase performance."
target: Tick Data, Inc.
The world's largest investment banks have relied upon Tick Data's research-ready historical intraday stock, futures, options and forex data to back-test trading strategies, develop risk and execution models, perform post-trade analysis, and conduct important academic research.
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