Like Wealth Manager magazine

closed 9/14/2005 via Company Press Release

Highline Media, LLC, purchased Wealth Manager magazine from Bloomberg L.P.

synopsis: Highline Media, a leading information provider to the financial and insurance industry, today announced that it has acquired Wealth Manager magazine from Bloomberg L.P. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Highline Media, LLC
Highline Media LLC was formed to acquire The National Underwriter Company, the leading publisher and reference provider to the insurance and financial industries. "
seller: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals. Bloomberg combines innovative technology with unmatched analytic, data, news, display and distribution capabilities, to deliver critical information.
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$10
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closed 12/6/2006 via

Apax Partners, acquired Incisive Media PLC

synopsis: Private equity firm Apax has agreed to acquire Incisive Media in a cash deal that values the financial information provider at around 199 million pounds. Apax said it was paying 195 pence for each Incisive Media share, a premium of around 13 percent to Wednesday's close of 173p.
buyer parent: Apax Partners & Co. Ventures Ltd.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates across the United States, Europe and Israel and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Funds under the management or advice of Apax Partners total $35 billion around the world. "
target: Incisive Media PLC
Incisive Media is one of the world's leading B2B information providers, serving the financial and professional services markets globally. Incisive brings product provider and purchaser business communities together in print, in person and online.
price ($mm)
$465
rev ($mm)
$126
EBITDA ($mm)
$31
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
14.8x
closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Abacus Next, acquired OfficeTools

synopsis: AbacusNext, which provides case management and desktop-as-a-service cloud platforms to legal clients, has announced the acquisition of accounting practice management solutions provider OfficeTools. OfficeTools is the leading provider of practice management software and educational resources in the tax preparation and public accounting industry.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Abacus Next
Abacus Next® helps businesses with stringent security and compliance needs grow by providing Compliance-Ready™ turnkey technology solutions, allowing clients to leverage the power of cloud computing without the added challenges and expenses of managing complex IT infrastructures on their own. "
target: OfficeTools
OfficeTools is the leading provider of practice management software and educational resources in the tax preparation and public accounting industry. Their flagship application, WorkSpace™, combines a suite of core productivity and management features into an integrated solution.
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closed 8/20/2015 via PR Web

Accountingfly, acquired Going Concern

synopsis: Accountingfly, the accounting profession’s online career community, announced the acquisition of Going Concern, a leading accounting news publication. Going Concern features original editorial content and an insider analysis of the culture, people and firms shaping the profession.
buyer: Accountingfly
Accountingfly is the accounting profession’s online career community. Employers use Accountingfly to streamline the recruitment and hiring process of interns, early career and experienced accountants. "
target parent: Sift Media
target: Going Concern
Going Concern is a leading accounting news publication. It features original editorial content and an insider analysis of the culture, people and firms shaping the profession.
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closed 9/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Newcom Media Inc., purchased Four Publications from TC Transcontinental

synopsis: Newcom Media, one of Canada’s largest B2B media companies, announced its acquisition of Investment Executive, Finance et Investissement, Advisor’s Edge, and Conseiller from TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group. The four print and digital titles focus on the Financial Services industry in Canada.
buyer: Newcom Media Inc.
Family owned and operated, Newcom Media is Canada’s premier B2B publisher delivering information and marketing services to a wide variety of industries through magazines; websites; trade shows and events. "
seller: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,071.97)
Investment Executive, Finance et Investissement, Advisor’s Edge, and Conseiller are print and digital newspapers and magazines that focus on the Financial Services industry in Canada. The titles belong to TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group.
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closed 12/1/2009 via PR Newswire

Bloomberg L.P., acquired Business Week Group

synopsis: Bloomberg L.P., the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals, has completed the acquisition of BusinessWeek from The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. BusinessWeek is a global source of business insight that inspires leaders to turn ideas into action.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals. Bloomberg combines innovative technology with unmatched analytic, data, news, display and distribution capabilities, to deliver critical information. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Business Week Group
The world’s most widely read business magazine, BusinessWeek is a vital resource readers worldwide who require insightful coverage and commentary to stay ahead of their competition.
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$5.00
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closed 7/9/2007 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Wicks Business Information, LLC

synopsis: Summit Business Media, LLC, a leading business-to-business media and information company serving the insurance, financial and professional services markets, closed its acquisition of Wicks Business Information, a publishing and professional education company serving financial services, accounting and legal professionals in North America.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
target: Wicks Business Information, LLC
Wicks Business Information (WBI) is a business-to-business information company formed through a partnership of experienced publishing professionals and The Wicks Group of Companies, a private equity investment firm.
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announced 11/27/2006 via Company Press Release

Incisive Media PLC, will acquire MSM International Limited

synopsis: Incisive Media plc, a leading provider of business information, has agreed to acquire the entire share capital of MSM International Limited for a cash consideration of £22.5m, representing £18.1m for the business and a pound for pound payment for net assets including cash.
buyer parent: Apax Partners & Co. Ventures Ltd.
buyer: Incisive Media PLC
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: MSM International Limited
MSM International Ltd focuses on the financial services sector and produces a number of targeted weekly and monthly magazines, plus accompanying web sites, exhibitions, conferences and annual awards events.
price ($mm)
$44
rev ($mm)
$17
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EV / rev
2.6x
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closed 3/22/2012 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting, acquired BizActions

synopsis: The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters has acquired BizActions, expanding the company’s marketing services. BizActions is one of the largest digital newsletter and Web marketing providers for accounting firms in North America.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting
Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting is the leading provider of technology and information solutions, as well as integrated tax compliance software and services to accounting, tax and corporate finance professionals in accounting firms, corporations, law firms and government. "
target: BizActions
BizActions provides professional service firms with customized, content-rich email newsletters and a host of other helpful SaaS applications to improve communication efforts with clients, prospects, partners, and team members.
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closed 2/2/2007 via Company Press Release

Vitesse Media plc, purchased What Investment magazine from Charterhouse Communications Plc.

synopsis: Vitesse Media plc, today announced the acquisition of What Investment magazine and a quarterly supplement What Investment Trust along with certain other assets from Charterhouse Communications plc for a net cash payment of £500,000. Five employees will be transferred to Vitesse Media with the assets.
buyer: Vitesse Media plc (AIM:BONH:$27.79)
Vitesse Media is a multimedia business with strong award-winning magazines, web titles and events, reaching thousands of entrepreneurs, investors and professional advisers. "
seller: Charterhouse Communications Plc.
Charterhouse Communications Group, based in London, is one of the largest independent financial publishing houses in the United Kingdom. Charterhouse publishes a comprehensive range of consumer and trade financial publications meeting a wide variety of advertiser and reader needs.
price ($mm)
$0.86
rev ($mm)
$2
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0.5x
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closed 8/7/2006 via BusinessWire

The Street.Com, purchased Weiss Ratings from Weiss Group Incorporated

synopsis: TheStreet.com, Inc., a leading provider of financial commentary, analysis and news, today announced that it has acquired certain assets of Weiss Ratings, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Weiss Group, Inc.
buyer: The Street.Com (TST:$53.11)
TheStreet.com is a leading multimedia provider of business and investment content, which it makes available through online publications, content syndication and audio and video programming. Founded in 1996, TheStreet.com pioneered the electronic publishing of financial information on the Internet. "
seller: Weiss Group Incorporated
The Weiss Group, Inc. is Weiss Research, Inc., a financial publisher of top-performing financial advisory newsletters; Weiss Capital Management, Inc., an investment advisory firm; Weiss Capital Securities, Inc.; a full-service brokerage firm; and The Weiss School, an elementary and middle school.
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closed 8/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Observer Capital, acquired SourceMedia, Inc.

synopsis: Investcorp, a global provider and manager of alternative investment products, announced that it has completed the sale of SourceMedia, a diversified business-to-business media company, to Observer Capital, an investment firm focused on private equity and special situation opportunities across the media, finance and business services industries.
buyer: Observer Capital
Observer Capital is an investment firm focused on private equity and special situation opportunities across the media, finance and business services industries. Observer Capital seeks to enhance value through strategic growth initiatives, operating improvements, and add-on acquisitions. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: SourceMedia, Inc.
Headquartered in New York with 365 employees, SourceMedia is a diversified business-to-business media company serving senior professionals in the financial, technology, and healthcare sectors.
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closed 4/7/2010 via BusinessWire

DealFlow Media, Inc., acquired Doubledown Media LLC

synopsis: DealFlow Media Acquisition, Inc. announced the acquisition of assets of Doubledown Media LLC, including the global rights to publish and use Doubledown’s names. Included in the purchase are the assets relating to Trader Monthly, Dealmaker, and Corporate Leader magazines, amongst other Doubledown brands and products.
buyer: DealFlow Media, Inc.
DealFlow Media provides independent news and analysis for finance professionals. Founded in 2002, with offices in New York, California and Shanghai, the company publishes a variety of research and investment databases, as well as hosts in-person and web-based events. "
target: Doubledown Media LLC
Doubledown Media LLC is the New York-based publisher of Trader Monthly, Dealmaker, Private Air, Corporate Leader and the Cigar Report.
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$0.05
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closed 1/3/2006 via BusinessWire

Online Financial Innovations, acquired Electronic Payments Week

synopsis: Online Financial Innovations is proud to announce the acquisition of "Electronic Payments Week," a subscription newsletter for the payments industry. Electronic Payments Week, formerly known as "The EFT Report," has provided payments executives, consultants, and investors with news, analysis, and commentary for more than a decade.
buyer: Online Financial Innovations
Online Financial Innovations provides research, data, and insight to the growing online banking industry. The company now publishes three titles, Online Banking Report, Financial Marketing Week, and Electronic Payments Weekly. "
target: Electronic Payments Week
Electronic Payments Week is a subscription newsletter for the payments industry. Electronic Payments Week, formerly known as "The EFT Report," has provided payments executives, credit card issuers, bankers, consultants, and investors with news, analysis, and commentary for more than a decade.
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closed 5/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Right Networks, LLC, acquired Rootworks

synopsis: Right Networks, a provider of cloud-enabled technology solutions for accounting firms and small businesses, has acquired Rootworks, a modern firm performance platform for accountants. Rootworks provides their members with turnkey client products, a smart CRM platform, and an established peer network.
buyer parent: BV Investment Partners
buyer: Right Networks, LLC
Right Networks is the leading provider of cloud-based accounting and business solutions for CPA firms, accounting professionals and small to medium businesses who want to gain all the benefits of cloud-based applications without needing to replace what they use today. "
target: Rootworks
Rootworks is a modern firm performance platform for accountants. Rootworks provides their members with turnkey client products, a smart CRM platform, and an established peer network. Rootworks also offers modern websites and firm-branded magazines that elevate the client experience.
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closed 11/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Editions Lefebvre Sarrut SA, acquired Giuffrè Editore

synopsis: Editions Lefebvre Sarrut (ELS), an active legal and fiscal professional publishing group in Europe, has acquired 100% of Giuffrè Editore, an Italian publishing house founded in Milan in 1931. With a catalog of over 15,000 titles, Giuffrè Editore is one of the market leaders in Italy in professional publishing for legal and tax professionals.
buyer: Editions Lefebvre Sarrut SA
Editions Lefebvre Sarrut (ELS) is a European group that provides professional publishing and training to legal and tax professionals. Their training entities are composed of 150 employees, trainers, computer staff, commercial, marketing and support teams. "
target: Giuffrè Editore
Founded in 1931, Giuffrè Editore is one of the market leaders in Italy in professional publishing for legal and tax professionals. With a catalog of over 15,000 titles, Giuffrè Editore has been a partner to legal and tax professionals for over 80 years.
price ($mm)
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$52
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
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0.0x
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0.0x
closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Intermediate Capital Group plc, acquired Pageant Media

synopsis: Intermediate Capital Group has acquired UK-based financial news, data, and events company Pageant Media. The company’s business model includes a membership program in which financial professionals pay an annual fee to receive news, information, and data, and attend invitation-only events.
buyer: Intermediate Capital Group plc (LSE:ICP:$576.62)
Intermediate Capital Group is a global alternative asset manager in private debt, credit and equity, with €42.6bn of assets (as at 31 December 2019) in third party funds and proprietary capital, principally in closed end funds. "
target: Pageant Media
Pageant Media is a global independent provider of business intelligence and insight, delivering content and events as well as performance data and investor data to four investment management areas: hedge funds, mutual funds, real estate and private equity.
price ($mm)
$163
rev ($mm)
$42
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3.9x
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closed 5/19/2015 via PR Newswire

Covenant Review, acquired CapitalStructure

synopsis: Covenant Review and its majority shareholder, Leeds Equity Partners announced the acquisition of CapitalStructure. London-based CapitalStructure is an independent provider of insightful first-to-market news on and analysis of the European sub-investment grade credit universe to a broad client base.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Covenant Review
Covenant Review, LLC conducts research on corporate bond covenants. It maintains a proprietary database of research reports on bond covenants. The company caters to mutual funds, insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds, and institutional asset managers. "
target: CapitalStructure
CapitalStructure is an independent provider of insightful first-to-market news on and analysis of the European sub-investment grade universe to a client base of fund managers, credit analysts, private equity sponsors, investment bankers, restructuring advisors, traders, lawyers and accountants.
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closed 3/2/2015 via Capital IQ

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Summit Professional Networks

synopsis: ALM has acquired Summit Professional Networks, the publisher of Investment Advisor and several prominent insurance and legal publications including National Underwriter and InsideCounsel. The deal also includes Judy Diamond Associates, a market-leading provider of prospecting tools and data within the benefits industry.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM is a global leader in specialized industry news and information. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM's media properties, which include Law.com, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal. "
target parent: EOS Partners, L.P.
target: Summit Professional Networks
Summit Professional Networks provides face-to-face and digital events, websites, mobile sites and apps, online information services, and magazines giving professionals multi-platform access to their critical resources.
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closed 2/22/2010 via BNC Analysis

Profideo SA, acquired La Tribune de L'assurance

synopsis: Profideo SA acquired La Tribune de l'Assurance SAS, a Rueil-Malmaison-based publisher of monthly magazines, from Wolters Kluwer France SAS, a unit of Wolters Kluwer NV. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer: Profideo SA
Founded in 2000, Profideo SA provides information services for the financial sector. It has graduatlly become an essential partner for those involved in banking and insurance that want real-time decision-making information that is clean, accurate and reliable. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: La Tribune de L'assurance
La Tribune de L'assurance is a monthly magazine for insurance professionals. Through records, surveys and articles, experts analyze the current economic, legal and technical sector in depth. The magazine is read by 86,000 readers and senior executives.
price ($mm)
$1.36
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
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closed 12/24/2020 via Company Press Release

Bloomberg L.P., acquired Second Measure

synopsis: Bloomberg L.P. has acquired Second Measure, a consumer data analytics company that analyzes billions of anonymized purchases to help investors and businesses gain insight into company performance and consumer behavior. Bloomberg acquires Second Measure’s proprietary analytics for daily tracking and real-time exploration of thousands of companies.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is a global business and financial information and news leader that gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people, and ideas. "
target: Second Measure
Second Measure is a provider of data analytics that deliver insights into company performance and consumer behavior. Using data from anonymized transactions, the company has created self-service analytics products for daily tracking and real-time exploration of 5,200+ public and private companies.
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announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bloomberg L.P., will acquire CityLab

synopsis: Bloomberg Media will acquire CityLab, The Atlantic’s news site for solutions-based journalism on urban innovation and the future of cities. Bloomberg will also acquire the CityLab event series, a global summit that gathers mayors and urban leaders to discuss and share creative, scalable solutions to the major challenges faced by cities globally.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is a global business and financial information and news leader that gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people, and ideas. "
target parent: Emerson Collective
target: CityLab
CityLab was founded as a stand-alone site by The Atlantic in 2011. CityLab investigates the trends and innovative solutions shaping the urban future, focusing on the biggest ideas and most pressing issues facing the world’s metro areas and neighborhoods.
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closed 8/14/2019 via Bloomberg

Bloomberg L.P., acquired RegTek.Solutions

synopsis: Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, announced that it has acquired RegTek.Solutions, a leading provider of global regulatory reporting software solutions. RegTek.Solutions offers pragmatic, modular solutions to financial institutions and intermediaries facing regulatory reporting challenges.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. "
target: RegTek.Solutions
RegTek.Solutions is a leading provider of global regulatory reporting software solutions. RegTek.Solutions offers pragmatic, modular solutions to financial institutions and intermediaries facing regulatory reporting challenges.
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closed 11/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

Bloomberg BNA, acquired Exemplify

synopsis: Exemplify, a legal software company, was acquired by Bloomberg BNA. The company's algorithm helps attorneys negotiating mergers and acquisitions research and compare previous related deals.
buyer parent: Bloomberg L.P.
buyer: Bloomberg BNA
BNA, Inc. is the largest independent publisher of news, analysis, and reference products for professionals. Delivering specialized information to business, legal, and government professionals at every level of expertise, BNA produces more than 300 news and information services. "
target: Exemplify
Exemplify is a legal software company. Exemplify was founded to provide attorneys in transactional practice with a transformational research solution to assist them in every stage of the drafting process.
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closed 1/12/2016 via PR Newswire

Bloomberg Vault, acquired NetBox Blue Pty Ltd

synopsis: Bloomberg announced that is has acquired the intellectual property, patents, and engineering assets of Netbox Blue, a global provider of social media risk management and compliance solutions. Netbox Blue's social media monitoring and goverance technology will enchance Bloomberg's enterprise compliance platform called Bloomberg Vault.
buyer parent: Bloomberg L.P.
buyer: Bloomberg Vault
Bloomberg Vault is a secure managed service for information governance, surveillance, data analytics and trade reconstruction across the enterprise. It leverages the scalability and reliability of Bloomberg's global infrastructure, which distributes messages and manages billion archived records. "
target: NetBox Blue Pty Ltd
Netbox Blue is a leading provider of innovative internet compliance, management and security solutions. Netbox Blue provides organisations with unique, real-time social media analysis and controls with predictive outcomes and benefits.
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announced 12/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Bloomberg L.P., will purchase BRAIS from Barclays PLC

synopsis: Bloomberg L.P., the global business and financial information and news leader, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Barclays Risk Analytics and Index Solutions Ltd., a leading provider of benchmark and strategy indices, portfolio analytics, risk and attribution models, and portfolio construction tools.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. They provide real time financial information to more than 325,000 subscribers globally. "
seller: Barclays PLC (LSE:BARC:$25,009.44)
Barclays Risk Analytics and Index Solutions Ltd. ("BRAIS") is a leading provider of benchmark and strategy indices, portfolio analytics, risk and attribution models, and portfolio construction tools. BRAIS's benchmark indices span global markets covering multiple asset classes.
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$780
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announced 12/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

Bosowa Corporation, will acquire Bloomberg TV Indonesia

synopsis: Diversified conglomerate Bosowa Corporation plans to acquire the majority stake in business-focused TV station Bloomberg TV Indonesia to expand its influence in the media industry. The TV station offers 80 percent Indonesian content to viewers in Indonesia.
buyer: Bosowa Corporation
Bosowa is an entrepreneurial business pioneer from eastern Indonesia. Bosowa is involved in 10 sectors: automotive, cement, logistics & transportation, mining, property, finance sector, infrastructure, energy, media and multi-businesses. "
target parent: Bloomberg L.P.
target: Bloomberg TV Indonesia
Based in Jakarta, Indonesia, PT Bloomberg TV Indonesia broadcast news with a variety of topics, mostly related to business. The TV station offers 80 percent Indonesian content to viewers in Indonesia.
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announced 12/16/2014 via GlobeNewswire

ALM Media Properties, LLC, will acquire Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory

synopsis: ALM, a leader in specialized industry news and information, announced a deal to acquire Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory, a part of Kennedy Information LLC. Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory is the world's leading source of market analysis and intelligence for the management consulting and IT consulting industries.
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM is a global leader in specialized industry news and information. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM's media properties, which include Law.com, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal. "
target parent: Bloomberg L.P.
target: Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory
Since 1970, Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory has provided accurate and reliable market sizing and forecasts on consulting services world-wide, needs-analysis and vendor profiling for buyers of consulting services, and more.
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closed 9/4/2014 via Company Press Release

STATS, Inc., acquired Bloomberg Sports

synopsis: STATS, the world's leading sports technology, data and content company, and Bloomberg, the leading global provider in data analytics, announced that STATS has acquired Bloomberg Sports (BSports) and its sophisticated system of data analysis, predictive modelling and integrated data systems.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: STATS, Inc.
STATS is the world's leading sports technology, data and content company. The company passionately abides by a mission to revolutionize the way sports contests are viewed, understood, played and enjoyed. "
target parent: Bloomberg L.P.
target: Bloomberg Sports
Launched in 2010, Bloomberg Sports (BSports) takes the technology developed by Bloomberg, the leading global provider in data and analytics, and applies it to the vast data analysis opportunities in sports. BSports delivers services for teams, broadcasters and athletes.
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closed 7/9/2014 via BusinessWire

Bloomberg L.P., acquired RTS Realtime Systems AG

synopsis: Bloomberg announced that it has acquired RTS Realtime Systems, a global provider of low-latency connectivity and trading support services. RTS provides market connectivity and trading tools for equities, futures, options, FX and fixed income trading.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. They provide real time financial information to more than 320,000 subscribers globally. "
target: RTS Realtime Systems AG
RTS Realtime Systems delivers high-performance, end-to-end technology products and services across asset classes and continents to elite financial institutions and commodity trading houses.
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closed 5/22/2012 via BusinessWire

Bloomberg L.P., acquired PolarLake

synopsis: Bloomberg LP, the global business and financial information and news leader, announced that it has acquired Dublin-based software provider PolarLake. PolarLake is a global leader in applying Semantic Web and Big Data technologies to the data challenges of the leading financial services firms in the world.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is the global business and financial information and news leader. The company's strength is delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately. "
target: PolarLake
PolarLake is a global leader in applying Semantic Web and Big Data technologies to the data challenges of the leading financial services firms in the world. The PolarLake Platform enables these firms to acquire, manage and distribute financial and reference data with speed, agility and control.
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closed 9/30/2011 via BusinessWire

Bloomberg L.P., acquired BNA, Inc.

synopsis: Bloomberg has completed its acquisition of The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc (BNA) which is now a stand-alone wholly-owned subsidiary of Bloomberg. BNA is the largest independent publisher of news, analysis, and reference products for professionals.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg, a leader in global business and financial information and news, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. "
target: BNA, Inc.
BNA, Inc. is the largest independent publisher of news, analysis, and reference products for professionals. Delivering specialized information to business, legal, and government professionals at every level of expertise, BNA produces more than 300 news and information services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$992 [$963]
rev ($mm)
$330
EBITDA ($mm)
$66
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2.9x
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14.5x
closed 2/24/2010 via paidContent.org

Bloomberg L.P., acquired Eagle Eye Publishers, Inc.

synopsis: Bloomberg has acquired VA-based governmet data publishers Eagle Eye Publishers. Eagle Eye provides databases on federal procurement to help vedors build strong, productive relationships with government buyers.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals. Bloomberg combines innovative technology with unmatched analytic, data, news, display and distribution capabilities, to deliver critical information. "
target: Eagle Eye Publishers, Inc.
Founded in 1986, Eagle Eye provides critical market intelligence - databases, training, studies, reports, lists, software, and business development consulting - to help vendors build strong, productive relationships with government buyers.
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closed 12/10/2009 via PR Newswire

Bloomberg L.P., acquired New Energy Finance

synopsis: Bloomberg L.P., the world's most trusted source of data, news, analytic and trading tools for businesses and financial professionals, has acquired New Energy Finance, a global leader in providing news, data and analysis on renewable energy, carbon markets, energy efficiency, biofuels, carbon capture and storage, and nuclear power.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals. Bloomberg combines innovative technology with unmatched analytic, data, news, display and distribution capabilities, to deliver critical information. "
target: New Energy Finance
New Energy Finance is the world's leading independent provider of subscription-based news, data and research to decision-makers in clean energy and the carbon markets.
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closed 12/1/2009 via PR Newswire

Bloomberg L.P., acquired Business Week Group

synopsis: Bloomberg L.P., the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals, has completed the acquisition of BusinessWeek from The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. BusinessWeek is a global source of business insight that inspires leaders to turn ideas into action.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals. Bloomberg combines innovative technology with unmatched analytic, data, news, display and distribution capabilities, to deliver critical information. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Business Week Group
The world’s most widely read business magazine, BusinessWeek is a vital resource readers worldwide who require insightful coverage and commentary to stay ahead of their competition.
price ($mm)
$5.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/5/2006 via

Bloomberg L.P., acquired Brainpower N.V.

synopsis: Brainpower N.V., European provider of decision-support solutions for investment management professionals announced today that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Bloomberg L. P., the leading provider of data, analytics and news to the global financial markets.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals. Bloomberg combines innovative technology with unmatched analytic, data, news, display and distribution capabilities, to deliver critical information. "
target: Brainpower N.V.
Founded in 1993, Brainpower is a leading provider of analytics software to the investment management community focused on delivering decision-relevant investment intelligence.
price ($mm)[EV]
$40 [$41]
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/14/2005 via Company Press Release

Highline Media, LLC, purchased Wealth Manager magazine from Bloomberg L.P.

synopsis: Highline Media, a leading information provider to the financial and insurance industry, today announced that it has acquired Wealth Manager magazine from Bloomberg L.P. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Highline Media, LLC
Highline Media LLC was formed to acquire The National Underwriter Company, the leading publisher and reference provider to the insurance and financial industries. "
seller: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals. Bloomberg combines innovative technology with unmatched analytic, data, news, display and distribution capabilities, to deliver critical information.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/28/2011 via PE Hub

SNL Financial LC, acquired Highline Data LLC

synopsis: SNL Financial LC and Summit Business Media announced SNL’s acquisition of Highline Data, Summit’s insurance information services unit. As part of the acquisition, Highline Data’s clients will now have the ability to access SNL’s robust financial institutions database with detailed profiles on more than 20,000 U.S. financial institutions.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: SNL Financial LC
SNL Financial is a leading provider of financial information on more than 3,300 public companies and 50,000 private companies in the business sectors critical to the global economy: Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Real Estate, Energy and Media & Communications. "
target parent: BMO Financial Group
target: Highline Data LLC
Highline Data uniquely meets the insurance and financial sectors’ needs for timely and comprehensive insurance industry financial and market data. The company publishes detailed financial information on more than 8,000 U.S. insurance companies.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Highline Media, LLC

synopsis: William F. Reilly and Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm, announced today the formation of Summit Business Media, which simultaneously acquired Pfingsten Publishing and Highline Media. Mr. Reilly will be Chairman and CEO of Summit.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
target: Highline Media, LLC
Highline Media LLC was formed to acquire The National Underwriter Company, the leading publisher and reference provider to the insurance and financial industries.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/16/2006 via PR Newswire

Commodity Research Bureau, purchased Commodity Price Charts from Futures Magazine

synopsis: Commodity Research Bureau, a Barchart Company, and a leading provider of commodity market information announced the completed acquisition of Commodity Price Charts from Futures Magazine Group. The new flagship product, now branded as CRB PriceCharts, is a print publication focused on charting and technical analysis of financial futures, commodities
buyer parent: Barchart.com, Inc.
buyer: Commodity Research Bureau
Commodity Research Bureau was founded as a research firm covering the commodities markets. Today, CRB produces numerous printed and online products and services. With the most extensive and respected database in the industry, CRB caters to fund managers, institutions, as well as individual traders. "
seller parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
seller: Futures Magazine
Futures Magazine is read by futures, options, forex, stock and derivative traders who use technical analysis or fundamental information to make trading decisions. Futures Magazine educates its readers on using technical analysis tools.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/13/2005 via Company Press Release

Highline Media, LLC, purchased Research and Futures magazines from Adams Business Media

synopsis: Highline Media, a leading information provider to the financial and insurance industries, today announced that it has acquired Research and Futures magazines from Adams Business Media. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Highline Media, LLC
Highline Media LLC was formed to acquire The National Underwriter Company, the leading publisher and reference provider to the insurance and financial industries. "
seller parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
seller: Adams Business Media
Adams Business Media (ABM) is a communications company committed to providing tomorrow's solutions to today's business to business professionals, through the successful integration of print and electronic media forums.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/14/2005 via Company Press Release

Highline Media, LLC, purchased Wealth Manager magazine from Bloomberg L.P.

synopsis: Highline Media, a leading information provider to the financial and insurance industry, today announced that it has acquired Wealth Manager magazine from Bloomberg L.P. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Highline Media, LLC
Highline Media LLC was formed to acquire The National Underwriter Company, the leading publisher and reference provider to the insurance and financial industries. "
seller: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals. Bloomberg combines innovative technology with unmatched analytic, data, news, display and distribution capabilities, to deliver critical information.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/23/2004 via Company Press Release

Highline Media, LLC, acquired INSUR'ED Inc.

synopsis: The National Underwriter Company, a unit of Highline Media LLC, announced today that it has acquired INSUR'ED, Inc., a nationwide insurance training organization. INSUR’ED specializes in life/health and property/casualty pre-licensing, continuing education, sales and product training to banks, insurance companies and brokerage firms.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Highline Media, LLC
Highline Media LLC was formed to acquire The National Underwriter Company, the leading publisher and reference provider to the insurance and financial industries. "
target: INSUR'ED Inc.
A nationwide insurance training organization. INSUR’ED specializes in life/health and property/casualty pre-licensing, continuing education, sales and product training to banks, insurance companies and brokerage firms.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/28/2011 via PE Hub

SNL Financial LC, acquired Highline Data LLC

synopsis: SNL Financial LC and Summit Business Media announced SNL’s acquisition of Highline Data, Summit’s insurance information services unit. As part of the acquisition, Highline Data’s clients will now have the ability to access SNL’s robust financial institutions database with detailed profiles on more than 20,000 U.S. financial institutions.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: SNL Financial LC
SNL Financial is a leading provider of financial information on more than 3,300 public companies and 50,000 private companies in the business sectors critical to the global economy: Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Real Estate, Energy and Media & Communications. "
target parent: BMO Financial Group
target: Highline Data LLC
Highline Data uniquely meets the insurance and financial sectors’ needs for timely and comprehensive insurance industry financial and market data. The company publishes detailed financial information on more than 8,000 U.S. insurance companies.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/3/2011 via PR Newswire

Equifax, Inc., acquired Workload Financial Business Consultants Limited

synopsis: Equifax, a leading provider of consumer credit and business risk management services, has acquired Workload Financial Business Consultants Limited, the UK's leading provider of strategic intelligence to wealth and investment financial product providers.
buyer: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX:$4,634.50)
Equifax empowers businesses and consumers with information they can trust. Equifax leverages one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data, along with advanced analytics and proprietary technology, to create customized insights that enrich the performance of businesses. "
target: Workload Financial Business Consultants Limited
Workload Financial Business Consultants Ltd is the UK's leading provider of strategic intelligence to wealth and investment financial product providers. Workload operates a shared investment product data exchange with information provided by over 90 of the UK's leading financial services companies.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/15/2006 via LBO Wire

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Judy Diamond Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Wind Point Partners' recently formed business-to-business platform Summit Business Media is quickly building up, and has done a third deal in less than a month, buying Judy Diamond Associates, a provider of marketing information for financial and insurance industries.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target: Judy Diamond Associates, Inc.
Judy Diamond Associates is the premiere publisher of health, welfare, pension and executive compensation data for the financial services and corporate markets. Our databases are recognized as "standards" in the industry along with our specialized research services and a library of copyrighted books.
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closed 3/13/2018 via BusinessWire

BCG Pension Risk Consultants, Inc., acquired Penbridge Advisors, LLC

synopsis: BCG Pension Risk Consultants, Inc., a leading provider of pension consulting and pension risk transfer (PRT) services, has acquired Penbridge Advisors, LLC, a specialist pension information and advisory services firm and thought leadership provider to the U.S. retirement industry.
buyer: BCG Pension Risk Consultants, Inc.
Founded in 1983, BCG Pension Risk Consultants, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier pension risk consulting firms having advised on over 2,000 defined benefit liability settlements and plan terminations ranging from publicly-traded companies, to privately held, healthcare, banks and not-for-profits. "
target: Penbridge Advisors, LLC
Penbridge Advisors helps defined benefit plan sponsors evaluate plan maintenance efficiency and pension de-risking alternatives. Their services include DB expense analysis and benchmarking, vendor price discovery and searches, pension de-risking assessments, and buyout price monitoring.
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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:$2,914.10)
TransUnion is a global leader in credit and information management. The company creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. For businesses TransUnion delivers comprehensive data and advanced analytics. "
target parent: AGData
target: MedData
MedData is the healthcare division of AGDATA, L.P. MedData was formed to apply and use state-of-the-art database and real-time transaction processing technology for the healthcare industry.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/5/2015 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis Risk Solutions, acquired Health Market Science, Inc.

synopsis: LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, a division of Reed Elsevier, announced it has acquired Health Market Science (HMS), a leading supplier of high-quality data on health care professionals and an administrator of one of the largest practitioner-level medical claims databases in the U.S.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions is a leader in providing essential information that helps customers across industries and government predict, assess and manage risk. They are a leading supplier of data and data management solutions for the health care industry. "
target parent: Edison Partners
target: Health Market Science, Inc.
Health Market Science (HMS), helps businesses and government entities solve complex business challenges centered on healthcare provider information. HMS develops agile solutions so their clients can improve compliance, reduce operational costs and maximize market opportunities in real time.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 4/16/2014 via PR Web

Symphony Performance Health, acquired MDdatacor, Inc.

synopsis: Symphony Technology Group (STG) announced that it has acquired MDdatacor from Noridian Mutual Insurance Company (NMIC). MDdatacor is a provider of next-generation healthcare data integration and analytic solutions. The acquired company will be brought together with other assets from STG to form Symphony Performance Health (SPH).
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Symphony Performance Health
Symphony Performance Health provides powerful data, applications, analytics, and consulting to providers and payer organizations to enable them to rapidly gain insights into their patient populations, physician and clinician practice patterns. "
target parent: Noridian Mutual Insurance Company
target: MDdatacor, Inc.
MDdatacor enhances healthcare quality through the development of innovative technology solutions to support quality improvement, pay-for-performance and patient-centered care initiatives by payors and physicians.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/29/2011 via BNC Analysis

Noridian Mutual Insurance Company, acquired MDdatacor, Inc.

synopsis: Noridian Mutual Insurance Company (NMIC), d.b.a. as Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND), has acquired MDdatacor, Inc., a Georgia-based technology firm that provides insurance companies and health care providers with revolutionary data-driven solutions.
buyer: Noridian Mutual Insurance Company
With more than 60 years of experience in the health insurance industry, Fargo, N.D.-based Noridian Mutual Insurance Company provides quality health care coverage and supplemental products, including medical, life, disability, long-term care and related insurance coverage. "
target parent: LabCorp
target: MDdatacor, Inc.
MDdatacor enhances healthcare quality through the development of innovative technology solutions to support quality improvement, pay-for-performance and patient-centered care initiatives by payors and physicians.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/8/2016 via BusinessWire

LERETA, LLC, acquired American Property Guard

synopsis: LERETA, a leading national real estate tax services and flood service provider, has acquired American Property Guard (APG). APG is a Dallas-based company that offers tax certificate and homeowners association reports to the title industry.
buyer parent: LandAmerica Financial Group Corporation
buyer: LERETA, LLC
LERETA provides the mortgage and insurance industries the fastest, most accurate and complete access to property tax data and flood hazard status information across the U.S. LERETA is committed to giving customers extraordinary service and cost-effective property tax and flood solutions. "
target: American Property Guard
American Property Guard (APG) is a Dallas-based company that offers tax certificate and homeowners association reports to the title industry. APG was founded in 2012 to automate property tax data inquiries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/11/2012 via PR Newswire

Symbility Solutions Inc., purchased Claims Division from Marshall & Swift/Boeckh

synopsis: Symbility Solutions Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Automated Benefits Corp., provider of accurate and easy-to-use claims processing and estimating software for the property and casualty insurance industry, has closed the previously announced transaction to acquire Marshall & Swift/Boeckh, LLC's claims division.
buyer parent: Automated Benefits Corp.
buyer: Symbility Solutions Inc. (:$32.17)
Symbility Solutions Inc. designs and delivers mobile and wireless technology solutions for the property claims industry in North America and the United Kingdom. The company’s solutions include Symbility.NET, an Internet-based communications hub, data warehouse, and analytics engine. "
seller parent: TPG Capital
seller: Marshall & Swift/Boeckh
Marshall & Swift/Boeckh, LLC's claims division analyzes claims data transforming it into valuable management strategies. Their claims analytics, technology and data help make decisions that reduce operational risk, control adjusting and indemnity expenses and improve combined ratios.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

National General Holdings Corp., acquired Syndeste LLC

synopsis: National General Holdings Corp., a specialty personal lines insurance holding company providing niche insurance products, has acquired Syndeste, a company that provides high resolution data and insights on flood risk, including steps to improve resilience to flooding and climate change.
buyer: National General Holdings Corp. (NGHC:$4,723.38)
National General Holdings Corp., headquartered in New York City, is a specialty personal lines insurance holding company providing personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, supplemental health, and other niche insurance products. "
target: Syndeste LLC
Syndeste’s vision is to be the catalyst of a new era in the management of natural hazards to create more sustainable and resilient communities. They focus on connecting people and organizations to actionable insights on managing natural hazard risks.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/2/2014 via Market Wire

TransUnion LLC, acquired Drivers History

synopsis: TransUnion announced the acquisition of a majority interest in Drivers History, a leading provider of traffic violations and criminal court data. This transaction strengthens Drivers History's offering and market access by leveraging TransUnion's carrier relationships and connectivity.
buyer: TransUnion LLC (TRU:$2,914.10)
As a global leader in information and risk management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. TransUnion delivers high quality data and integrates advanced analytics and enhanced decision-making capabilities. "
target: Drivers History
Drivers History is the industry leader in acquiring, processing/aggregating and distributing traffic and criminal related court data for insurance risk management. Drivers History maintains a comprehensive database of drivers in a variety of states that commit moving violations and other offenses.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/14/2011 via AP - Associated Press

Solera Holdings, Inc., acquired Explore Information Services, LLC

synopsis: Solera Holdings, Inc., the leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industry, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Explore Information Services, LLC, a leading U.S. provider of innovative data and analytics services.
buyer: Solera Holdings, Inc. (SLH:$1,140.85)
Solera is the leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industry. The Solera companies include Audatex, Informex, Sidexa, ABZ, Market Scan, HPI, Hollander, AUTOonline, and IMS. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Explore Information Services, LLC
Explore Information Services, LLC is a leading U.S. provider of innovative data and analytics services used by automotive property and casualty ("P&C") insurers. Its services are utilized by 130 U.S. P&C insurers, including 14 of the top 20 U.S. P&C insurers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$520 [$519]
rev ($mm)
$78
EBITDA ($mm)
$31
EV / rev
6.6x
EV / EBITDA
16.7x
closed 11/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Highline Media, LLC

synopsis: William F. Reilly and Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm, announced today the formation of Summit Business Media, which simultaneously acquired Pfingsten Publishing and Highline Media. Mr. Reilly will be Chairman and CEO of Summit.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
target: Highline Media, LLC
Highline Media LLC was formed to acquire The National Underwriter Company, the leading publisher and reference provider to the insurance and financial industries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/27/2015 via PR Newswire

McGraw Hill Financial Inc., will acquire SNL Financial LC

synopsis: McGraw Hill Financial announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SNL Financial. The company's deep product experience and rich sets of data, analytics and research in areas such as real estate and media strongly complement S&P Capital IQ's platform in the areas of banking and insurance.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: McGraw Hill Financial Inc. (MHFI:$5,313.00)
McGraw Hill Financial is a leading financial intelligence company providing the global capital and commodity markets with independent benchmarks, credit ratings, portfolio and enterprise risk solutions, and analytics. "
target parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
target: SNL Financial LC
SNL has approximately 3,000 employees based in 10 countries. SNL, founded in 1987, has more than 5,000 customers with deep relationships across banks, insurance companies, corporations, asset managers, power companies and other users.
price ($mm)
$2,225
rev ($mm)
$224
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
9.9x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

Archer Capital, will acquire Dun & Bradstreet Australia Holdings Limited

synopsis: Australian private equity buyout firm Archer Capital has agreed to buy the Australia and New Zealand business of credit information provider Dun & Bradstreet Corp. Dun & Bradstreet is the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight.
buyer: Archer Capital
Archer Capital is one of Australia’s leading private equity investment houses, with $2 billion in funds under management or advice and the longest track record of any leveraged buyout (LBO) manager in Australia. "
target parent: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.
target: Dun & Bradstreet Australia Holdings Limited
D&B Australia is a trusted leader in commercial risk and receivables management and owns and operates an emerging high growth consumer credit service. Through these three primary units, D&B Australia is able to collect high quality data on most businesses within Australia and New Zealand.
price ($mm)
$170
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/26/2011 via PE Hub

New Mountain Capital, LLC, acquired SNL Financial LC

synopsis: SNL Financial LC and New Mountain Capital, LLC announced New Mountain’s acquisition of a majority equity stake in SNL. SNL is a leading provider of sector-focused information services on the banking, financial services, insurance, real estate, energy, and media & communications industries.
buyer: New Mountain Capital, LLC
New Mountain Capital is a New York-based private equity firm investing for long-term capital appreciation through direct investments in growth equity transactions, leveraged acquisitions, and management buyouts. "
target: SNL Financial LC
SNL Financial is a leading provider of financial information on more than 4,000 public companies and 50,000 private companies in business sectors critical to the global economy: banking, financial services, insurance, real estate, energy, and media & communications.
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Ticker: TSE:4483
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JMDC Inc.
JMDC Inc.
JMDC Inc. offers information services. The Company provides medical data statistics, life insurance data statistics, health data platform management, and other services. JMDC provides its services throughout Japan.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$91.75
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$13.68
Net Income ($mm)
$9.40
Employees
441
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Xinhua Finance Limited
Xinhua Finance Limited
Xinhua Finance Limited is an independent financial information and services company providing financial news and information, as well as a broad array of financial products and services unique to the China markets.
year
2006
rev ($mm)
$175.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.90)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
233
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Ticker: TRI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. They combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5,921.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,321.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,088.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,599.00
Employees
24400
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Ticker: JRJC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Finance Online Co.
China Finance Online Co.
China Finance Online Co. Limited specializes in providing online financial and listed company data and information in China. Through its website the company offers subscription-based service packages that integrate financial and listed company data and information from multiple sources.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$92.55
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.02
EBIT ($mm)
$8.19
Net Income ($mm)
$16.09
Employees
1500
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Ticker: FDS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FactSet Research Systems Inc.
FactSet Research Systems Inc.
FactSet is a leading provider of financial information and analytics. More than 62,000 users stay ahead of global market trends, access extensive company and industry intelligence, and monitor performance with FactSet's desktop analytics, mobile applications, and comprehensive data feeds.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,563.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$517.91
EBIT ($mm)
$453.44
Net Income ($mm)
$387.61
Employees
10713
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Ticker: EHTH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
eHealth, Inc.
eHealth, Inc.
eHealthInsurance, is an online source of health insurance for individuals, families, seniors and small businesses. Through the company's websites consumers can get quotes from leading health insurance carriers, compare plans side by side, and apply for and purchase health insurance products.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$177.28
EBITDA ($mm)
($18.07)
EBIT ($mm)
($22.42)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
944
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