Like Construction Research Communications Limited

closed 6/8/2006 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Construction Research Communications Limited

synopsis: IHS has acquired CRC Limited, of London, UK. CRC was created by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and Emap Construct to deliver a wide range of BRE products relating to the construction industry, ranging from environmental issues to fire safety.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS is a leading global source of critical information and insight, dedicated to providing the most complete and trusted information and expertise. IHS product and service solutions span four areas of information: Energy, Product Lifecycle, Security, and Environment, all supported by Macroeconomics."
target parent: EMAP plc
target: Construction Research Communications Limited
CRC was created by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and Emap Construct to deliver a wide range of BRE products relating to the construction industry, ranging from environmental issues to fire safety.
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The Blue Book Building and Construction Network will be merged with Dodge Data & Analytics,

synopsis: Dodge Data & Analytics, a data, analytics, news, and intelligence serving the North American commercial construction industry, and The Blue Book Building & Construction Network, an employee-owned enterprise that is the largest most active construction network in the U.S., announced that they are combining their businesses in a merger.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Dodge Data & Analytics
Dodge Data & Analytics is the leading provider of data, analytics, news and intelligence serving the North American commercial construction industry. The company’s information enables building product manufacturers, general contractors and subcontractors, architects and engineers to large markets. "
target: The Blue Book Building and Construction Network
The Blue Book Network, an Employee-Owned enterprise, is the largest and most active construction network in the United States. The Blue Book Network provides the commercial construction industry accurate, complete and up-to-date information on the people and products required for their projects.
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closed 11/3/2017 via PR Web

JDM Technology Group, acquired IndustrySmarts Inc.

synopsis: JDM Technology Group, a global group of software providers for the architecture, engineering and construction industries, has acquired IndustrySmarts Inc. IndustrySmarts Inc. provides on-line business-to-business information portals and development services to contractors, distributors and manufacturers in the building and construction industries.
buyer: JDM Technology Group
JDM Technology Group is a global software business focused on delivering business software systems for the architecture, engineering and construction industries with over 50,000 users served in 40 countries on 6 continents, employing over 300 staff. "
target: IndustrySmarts Inc.
IndustrySmarts Inc. provides on-line business-to-business information portals, and web marketing and development services to contractors, distributors and manufacturers in the building and construction industries.
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closed 8/4/2015 via BusinessWire

CMD Group merged with ISqFt,

synopsis: iSqFt and CMD Group announced the companies have merged. CMD is one of the leading providers of construction information in North America. iSqFt provides the commercial construction industry a leading software-as-a-service solution in addition to bid information both powered by a vast network of construction professionals across the United States.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: ISqFt
iSqFt is a leading software-as-a-service company, serving the commercial construction industry by offering its customers access to a network that connects tens of thousands of general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and manufacturers. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: CMD Group
CMD ("Construction Marketing Data") is a leading North American provider of construction information. CMD’s diverse portfolio of innovative products and technologies includes national, regional and local project leads, marketing solutions and market intelligence.
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closed 11/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Symphony Technology Group, acquired McGraw Hill Construction

synopsis: McGraw Hill Financial announced it has completed the previously disclosed sale of McGraw Hill Construction to Symphony Technology Group. McGraw Hill Construction provides essential data, news, insights, and intelligence to better inform construction professionals’ decisions and strengthen their market position.
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with the mission of investing in and building great software and services companies. STG also provides transformation expertise to enable its companies to deliver maximum value to its clients. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: McGraw Hill Construction
McGraw Hill Construction connects people, projects and products across the design and construction industry. They Provide project and product information to industry news, trends and forecasts, and document productivity tools.
price ($mm)
$320
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$170
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announced 8/6/2014 via Company Press Release

Segulah Advisor AB, will acquire Docu Group AG

synopsis: Segulah IV L.P. has entered into an agreement to acquire DOCU Group Sweden AB. DOCU Nordic is the leading database and services provider to the Nordic construction industry, supplying clients with proprietary project and product information which is critical for its clients’ sales and lead generation.
buyer: Segulah Advisor AB
Segulah is a Nordic private equity firm. They currently manage 8.5 billion Swedish kronor invested in three funds: Segulah II, L.P., Segulah III, L.P. and Segulah IV, L.P. International pension funds, endowments and insurance companies are their primary sources of capital commitments. "
target parent: GMT Communications Partners
target: Docu Group AG
The Docu Group is a European group which counts among the leading information services in the construction sector. As an international, multimedia service provider, the DOCUgroup supplies specialised information, content and solutions for industry, markets, products and events.
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closed 9/30/2010 via BusinessWire

Yardi Systems, Inc., acquired Point2 Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Yardi Systems has acquired Point2 Technologies Inc. Point2 develops, markets, and supports online marketing software solutions for the real estate industry. The company also develops, markets, and supports inventory management and online marketing software for the heavy equipment industry.
buyer: Yardi Systems, Inc.
Yardi Systems has been committed to the design, development, and support of real estate investment management and property management software for nearly 30 years. The Yardi Voyager™ system is the most comprehensive single real estate management platform on the market today. "
target: Point2 Technologies Inc.
Point2 develops and markets web-based inventory management and online marketing software solutions for the real estate and heavy equipment industries across 120 countries.
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closed 5/18/2010 via PR Web

Construction Data Corp., acquired Construction News Service, Inc.

synopsis: Construction Data, the leading regional provider of information to the commercial construction industry, announced that it has acquired the assets of Construction News Service (“CNS”), a similar information provider based in Michigan.
buyer parent: Alta Communications
buyer: Construction Data Corp.
Construction Data ("CDC") is the leading provider of regionally focused information to the commercial construction industry. CDC has expanded to thirty-two states by providing comprehensive commercial construction project information and construction leads to its subscribers in web based formats. "
target: Construction News Service, Inc.
Construction News Service, Inc. ("CNS") is a provider of regionally focused information to the commercial construction industry in Michigan and Indiana. CNS provides its subscribers with a wide range of commercial construction project information on-line and via email.
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closed 9/4/2008 via PR Newswire

Construction Data Corp., acquired BidTool

synopsis: Construction Data, the leading regional provider of information to the commercial construction industry, announced that it has acquired BidTool, a similar information provider based in Vero Beach, Florida.
buyer parent: Alta Communications
buyer: Construction Data Corp.
Construction Data Corp. (CDC) is the leading provider of regionally focused information to the commercial construction industry. CDC provides comprehensive commercial construction project information to its subscribers looking for leads and construction bids in web based and newspaper formats. "
target: BidTool
BidTool is a provider of regionally focused information to the commercial construction industry in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Colorado. BidTool has expanded in the MidWest by providing its subscribers with a wide range of commercial construction project information on-line and via email.
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closed 12/12/2007 via PR Newswire

The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C., acquired The Gordian Group, Inc.

synopsis: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C., a New York-based private equity firm, has completed the acquisition of The Gordian Group, Inc. a leading provider of proprietary database management and procurement services for the repair and alternations segment of the construction sector.
buyer: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York based private equity firm that invests in selected segments of the communications, information and media industries. "
target: The Gordian Group, Inc.
The Gordian Group is a company established by the inventor of Job Order Contracting, Harry H. Mellon, for the sole purpose of providing the consulting services, software and documents necessary to develop, implement and support Job Order Contracting (JOC) programs for facility owners.
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closed 1/19/2006 via PR Newswire

Construction Equipment Guide Ltd., acquired Spec Check U.S. LLC

synopsis: Reed Business Information and Construction Equipment magazine announced today that RBI has acquired Spec Check U.S. LLC, the leading data provider of construction and agricultural equipment specification comparisons. The Spec Check database includes more than 90 categories of mobile construction and agricultural machinery.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Construction Equipment Guide Ltd.
Construction Equipment, is the premier information source for the construction equipment marketplace. Their community provides superior content in-print with its monthly magazine, in-person with events like the Construction Equipment Institute and online with its website, webcasts and newsletters. "
target: Spec Check U.S. LLC
Spec Check provides a must-have tool for anyone involved in equipment product planning, sales or procurement. Our service allows you to outsource all your spec requirements, saving you time and money.
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closed 5/11/2005 via PR Newswire

United Business Media PLC, acquired ABI Building Data Ltd.

synopsis: UBM plc has today announced the acquisition of ABI Building Data Limited, from EMAP plc for GBP12m plus an amount equal to the cash in the business. In the calendar year 2004 ABI generated revenues of GBP5.5 million and EBITDA of GBP1.1 million.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: United Business Media PLC
Operating internationally, CMP Information provides professional media solutions to around 20 industry sectors. Its products include exhibitions, conferences, awards events, magazines, data and information products and websites. "
target parent: EMAP plc
target: ABI Building Data Ltd.
ABI Building Data Limited is a market-leading provider of construction related market intelligence services in the UK and has been helping companies gain competitive advantage for over 60 years.
price ($mm)
$23
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$10
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$2
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2.2x
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11.2x
announced 11/7/2016 via PR Newswire

Trimble, will acquire BuildingData

synopsis: Trimble announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Building Data based in Rocklin, Calif. Building Data's managed content and software solutions enable Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing contractors and engineers to produce models by including manufacturing-specific content from a proprietary database of 3D data components.
buyer: Trimble (TRMB:$3,133.80)
Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. "
target: BuildingData
Building Data has been managing MEP data content for engineers and contractors since 2007. Building Data is dedicated to managing 3D component data for customers who create dimensionally accurate BIM for 3D coordination and installation.
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closed 1/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Deltek, Inc., acquired Avitru

synopsis: Deltek, the leading global provider of software and solutions for project-based businesses, has acquired Avitru, the leader in construction specification content and software. Avitru is the exclusive developer of AIA MasterSpec, the most trusted and comprehensive master guide specification system in the AECO industry.
buyer parent: Roper Technologies, Inc.
buyer: Deltek, Inc. (:$340.54)
Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, with over 2,700 employees worldwide, Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for government contractors, professional services firms and other project-based businesses. "
target: Avitru
Avitru is a leader in AEC software solutions. Avitru empowers architects, engineers, contractors and owners to make better, faster decisions. Avitru is the exclusive developer of AIA MasterSpec, the most trusted and comprehensive master guide specification system in the AECO industry.
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closed 8/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Boyne Capital Partners, acquired AC Business Media

synopsis: Boyne Capital has partnered with management to acquire AC Business Media, Inc., a leading B2B media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, equipment rental, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain, and digital and data-driven marketing verticals.
buyer: Boyne Capital Partners
Boyne Capital is a private equity firm focused on investments in lower middle market companies. Boyne has successfully invested in a broad range of industries, including healthcare services, agriculture, consumer products, niche manufacturing, and business & financial services among others. "
target: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a leading B2B media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets.
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closed 8/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

AC Business Media, acquired Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media announced that it has sold its Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups to AC Business Media Inc., an independent corporation based in Delaware. The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms.
buyer: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a business-to-business media company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups
The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms. The Logistics Group includes Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazines, with digital platforms for both brands.
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closed 6/28/2017 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, acquired Unity Media Plc

synopsis: Mark Allen Group has acquired Kent-based Unity Media, a publisher of a number of market leading brands in the built environment including: Roofing, Cladding & Insulation, Glass & Glazing, Heating & Plumbing Monthly, Building Products and Your Build. Unity also organizes the RCI Show, an exhibition for the roofing, cladding and insulation sectors.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
target: Unity Media Plc
Unity Media is an independent publisher of market-leading business-to-business publications for the construction market. Unity also organizes the RCI Show, an annual, national exhibition to support the roofing, cladding and insulation sectors.
price ($mm)
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$5
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closed 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Contex Group, purchased Les Affaires, Contech and Benefits Canada from TC Transcontinental

synopsis: Contex Group, a Canadian events first media company, acquired 3 specialty brands from TC Transcontinental, a Canadian printing group. The brands include Les Affaires, a producer of business conferences and newspapers, Contech, a producer of construction trade shows, and Benefits Canada, a producer of pension and benefits conferences and magazines.
buyer: Contex Group
Contex Group is a Canadian events first media company that produces conferences, trade shows and training programs – propelled by powerful publications and websites. It offers quality content across its platforms, and is driven by event activities which represent its core growth area. "
seller: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,071.97)
Les Affaires produces business conferences and a business newspaper. Contech produces construction trade shows. Benefits Canada produces conferences and magazines for the pension and benefits industry. All 3 brands belong to TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group.
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closed 5/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

United Business Media Limited, acquired Expo CIHAC

synopsis: Business services provider UBM reported acquiring Expo CIHAC from Centro Impulsor de la Construcción y Habitación A.C. or CIHAC, the Mexican construction industry trade association. Expo CIHAC was introduced in 1989 and is currently among Mexico's ten largest tradeshows and the largest serving the infrastructure, construction and housing markets.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media Limited is a London Stock Exchange-listed global media business focusing on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. "
target: Expo CIHAC
Expo CIHAC is currently Mexico's largest tradeshow serving the infrastructure, construction and housing markets. Expo CIHAC exhibitors span the industry including construction materials, machinery, hand and power tools, prefabricated building systems and technologies, financial services, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Veronafiere, acquired Milanez & Milaneze

synopsis: Veronafiere announced the acquisition of 60 percent of Milanez & Milaneze. Milanez & Milaneze organizes the International Marble and Granite Fair. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Serra, Brazil.
buyer: Veronafiere
Veronafiere specialises in set-ups for exhibitions, shows, conventions and special events, including billboards and visual communication, multi-vision, design and integrated production of advertising graphics and photography. "
target: Milanez & Milaneze
Milanez & Milaneze has been the organizer of the International Marble and Granite Fair since the beginning on 1989.
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closed 6/8/2006 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Construction Research Communications Limited

synopsis: IHS has acquired CRC Limited, of London, UK. CRC was created by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and Emap Construct to deliver a wide range of BRE products relating to the construction industry, ranging from environmental issues to fire safety.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS is a leading global source of critical information and insight, dedicated to providing the most complete and trusted information and expertise. IHS product and service solutions span four areas of information: Energy, Product Lifecycle, Security, and Environment, all supported by Macroeconomics."
target parent: EMAP plc
target: Construction Research Communications Limited
CRC was created by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and Emap Construct to deliver a wide range of BRE products relating to the construction industry, ranging from environmental issues to fire safety.
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closed 1/13/2021 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired CappiTech

synopsis: IHS Markit has acquired Cappitech, a privately held Israeli company that provides robust regulatory reporting, best execution analysis and business intelligence solutions, allowing customers to efficiently comply with transaction reporting regulations across multiple jurisdictions in one place.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,287.80)
UK-based IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target: CappiTech
Cappitech, a privately held Israeli company, provides robust regulatory reporting, best execution analysis and business intelligence solutions, allowing customers to efficiently comply with transaction reporting regulations across multiple jurisdictions in one place.
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closed 5/4/2020 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired Catena Technologies

synopsis: IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, announced the acquisition of Catena Technologies, a global regulatory trade reporting firm based in Singapore. Catena was founded in 2002 as a fintech consultancy and transformed to become a SaaS provider of trade reporting solutions in 2014.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,287.80)
UK-based IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target: Catena Technologies
Catena was founded in 2002 as a fintech consultancy and transformed to become a SaaS provider of trade reporting solutions in 2014. Its award-winning TRACE Reporting platform automates and manages trade reporting, providing cross-asset coverage, valuation and collateral reporting and reconciliation.
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closed 10/18/2019 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: IHS Markit has completed the sale of Data Logic Services to Access. Data Logic Services provides storage and records management for firms in the energy industry. Its expertise includes data management, database integration, document archiving, cataloging, scanning and imaging.
buyer parent: Berkshire Partners LLC
buyer: ACCESS Corporation
Access is the nation’s largest privately-held records and information management (RIM) company. Their mission is to lead the RIM industry by providing their clients the very best service. Access provides document management solutions to 40 markets throughout the United States and Latin America. "
seller: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,287.80)
Based in Houston, Data Logic Services provides storage and records management for firms in the energy industry. Its expertise includes data management, database integration, document archiving, cataloging, scanning and imaging.
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closed 10/10/2019 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired Novation Analytics

synopsis: UK-based IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics, and solutions, has acquired Novation Analytics, a specialist provider of software solutions, data analysis, and advisory services to the automotive industry. Novation Analytics focuses on the modeling of vehicle energy efficiency and CO2 emissions compliance.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,287.80)
UK-based IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target: Novation Analytics
Novation Analytics provides software solutions, data analysis and advisory services, focusing on vehicle energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions. Novation's ENERGY software provides full-vehicle simulation and competitive and regulatory analysis for product planners, engineers and regulators.
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announced 9/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Montagu Private Equity, will acquire IHS Jane's

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

IHS Markit Ltd., will acquire Agribusiness Intelligence

synopsis: IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, will acquire Agribusiness Intelligence group from Informa, a UK-based events, intelligence and research group. Agribusiness Intelligence is a UK-based provider of intelligence to agribusiness organisations. They offer the latest insights, analysis and data and forecasts.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,287.80)
UK-based IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: Agribusiness Intelligence
Agribusiness Intelligence is a UK-based provider of actionable intelligence to agribusiness organisations. Agribusiness Intelligence offers the latest insights, analysis and data and forecasts. They specialise in agri commodities and food, crop protection, fertilizers, and policy and regulation.
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Informa plc, will purchase TMT Business from IHS Markit Ltd.

synopsis: Informa, a UK-based international events, intelligence and scholarly research group, will acquire the IHS Markit Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) intelligence business from IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. IHS Markit TMT provides deep market insights across a wide range of technology markets.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$2,312.06)
UK-based Informa is a leading international Exhibitions, Events, Information Services and Scholarly Publishing Group. Informa helps commercial, professional and academic communities make better decisions faster, through specialist content and intelligence, and opportunities to connect and learn. "
seller: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS Markit Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) provides market insights across a wide range of technology markets, from materials and components, to devices and equipment, to end markets and consumers. IHS Markit TMT belongs to IHS Markit, a leader in critical information, analytics and solutions.
price ($mm)
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$3,688
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$1,162
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closed 5/21/2018 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired Ipreo Holdings LLC

synopsis: Ipreo, a leading financial services solutions and data provider, was acquired by IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. IHS Markit is acquiring the business from private equity funds managed by Blackstone and by the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,287.80)
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.
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$1,855
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closed 4/16/2018 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired DeriveXperts

synopsis: IHS Markit, a world leader in information, analytics and solutions, announced it acquired DeriveXperts, a provider of valuation services for OTC derivatives and other complex financial securities. DeriveXperts specializes in daily and monthly computations of hard-to-value assets.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,287.80)
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: DeriveXperts
DeriveXperts is a provider of valuation services for OTC derivatives and other complex financial securities. They specialize in daily and monthly computations of hard-to-value assets, such as equity derivatives, FX derivatives, interest rate derivatives and structured notes.
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closed 9/26/2017 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired automotiveMastermind, Inc

synopsis: IHS Markit, a world leader in information, analytics and solutions, has acquired a 78% majority stake in automotiveMastermind Inc., a provider of predictive analytics and marketing automation software for the automotive industry. automotiveMastermind’s cloud-based platform helps dealers precisely predict automobile-buying behavior.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS Markit is a leader in critical information, analytics and expertise for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. They deliver next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency. "
target: automotiveMastermind, Inc
automotiveMastermind is the leading provider of predictive analytics and marketing automation technology for the automotive industry. The company’s cloud-based platform helps dealers precisely predict automobile-buying behavior and automates the creation of micro-targeted consumer communications.
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closed 6/1/2016 via PR Newswire

Genstar Capital LLC, purchased OERM from IHS, Inc.

synopsis: Genstar Capital, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused on investments in targeted segments of the software, industrial technology, financial services and healthcare industries, announced the acquisition of the Operational Excellence & Risk Management business ("OERM") of business information provider IHS Inc.
buyer: Genstar Capital LLC
Genstar Capital is a leading private equity firm that has been actively investing in high quality companies. Genstar works in partnership with its management teams and its network of operating executives and strategic advisors to transform its portfolio companies into industry-leading businesses. "
seller: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
Operational Excellence & Risk Management business ("OERM") provides a robust portfolio of software driven solutions that enable companies to manage and optimize their environmental, health, safety, and sustainability processes.
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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., acquired GlobalSpec, Inc.

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

IHS, Inc., merged with Markit Group Ltd.

synopsis: IHS Inc. and Markit Ltd. announced the completion of their previously announced merger to form IHS Markit, a new leader in critical information, analytics and solutions that drive economies and markets worldwide.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: Markit Group Ltd. (MRKT:$1,129.70)
Markit is a leading global provider of financial information services. They provide products that enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. Their customers include banks, hedge funds, asset managers, central banks, regulators, auditors and insurance companies.
price ($mm)[EV]
$8,036 [$10,974]
rev ($mm)
$2,219
EBITDA ($mm)
$581
EV / rev
4.9x
EV / EBITDA
18.9x
closed 2/10/2016 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Oil Price Information Service

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and insight, has completed its acquisition of Oil Price Information Service (OPIS), an internationally referenced pricing reporting agency that serves the oil, natural gas and biofuels industries.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target parent: UCG
target: Oil Price Information Service
Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) is the world's most comprehensive source for petroleum pricing and news information with offices in the U.S., Europe and Singapore and is the most widely accepted U.S. fuel price benchmark for supply contracts and competitive positioning.
price ($mm)
$650
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closed 12/28/2015 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Carproof

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has acquired CarProof Corporation, a Canada-based company that offers products and services in vehicle history, appraisal and valuation for the automotive. CarProof is the industry standard in Canada for providing automotive vehicle history reports.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: Carproof
CarProof is the industry standard in Canada for providing automotive vehicle history reports to dealers, auto auctions, original equipment manufacturers, lenders, insurers, governments, law enforcement agencies and consumers.
price ($mm)
$468
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closed 4/20/2015 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired RootMetrics

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has acquired RootMetrics, a U.S.-based independent mobile networks analytics firm that offers insights into the mobile user experience.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: RootMetrics
RootMetrics is an independent mobile network research firm that specializes in providing unbiased mobile network performance information and mapping.
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closed 3/26/2015 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., acquired Dataium LLC

synopsis: IHS Inc., a leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has acquired Dataium, a company that provides essential business intelligence and analysis to the automotive industry. Dataium can predict future sales, prove advertising effectiveness, measure website performance and perform additional comparative analysis.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: Dataium LLC
Dataium is the world’s largest compiler of online automotive shopping behavior. Every month Dataium observes over 20 million automotive shoppers across over 10,000 automotive websites and then aggregates, indexes and summarizes this data into intelligent insights.
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announced 11/12/2014 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., will acquire JOC Group

synopsis: IHS Inc. a leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire JOC Group Inc., the authoritative provider of business intelligence, data and events for trade, transportation and logistics professionals worldwide.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target parent: Electra Partners LLP
target: JOC Group
JOC Group Inc. is the authoritative provider of business intelligence, data and events covering the global container shipping and logistics market. JOC Group Inc. provides access, intelligence, insight and support through their two online, print and events products, PIERS and JOC.
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closed 8/6/2014 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., acquired Global Trade Information Services Incorporated

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced the acquisition of Global Trade Information Services, the preeminent provider of international merchandise trade data. Corporations, governments, and associations use their trade data systems to develop an enhanced understanding of global trade information.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: Global Trade Information Services Incorporated
Global Trade Information Services, Inc. (GTI) is recognized as the leading supplier of international merchandise trade data. Corporations, governments, and associations in more than 50 countries use their trade data systems to develop an enhanced understanding of global trade information.
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closed 6/24/2013 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Intellichem, Inc.

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and analytics, announced it has acquired Intellichem, a strategic company that will strengthen IHS Chemical business in Latin America. Intellichem publishes a bi-weekly report (QuiMax) on the olefin and plastics markets in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Venezuela.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: Intellichem, Inc.
Intellichem, based in Houston, Texas, provides accurate and updated market intelligence for the petrochemical business and related industries in Latin America. The consultancy assists companies in their quest to understand key participants and to identify market opportunities.
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closed 6/8/2006 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Construction Research Communications Limited

synopsis: IHS has acquired CRC Limited, of London, UK. CRC was created by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and Emap Construct to deliver a wide range of BRE products relating to the construction industry, ranging from environmental issues to fire safety.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS is a leading global source of critical information and insight, dedicated to providing the most complete and trusted information and expertise. IHS product and service solutions span four areas of information: Energy, Product Lifecycle, Security, and Environment, all supported by Macroeconomics."
target parent: EMAP plc
target: Construction Research Communications Limited
CRC was created by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and Emap Construct to deliver a wide range of BRE products relating to the construction industry, ranging from environmental issues to fire safety.
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closed 5/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Foursquare, acquired Unfolded, Inc.

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

Ryan & Company, acquired PTX Tech, LLC

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

Ad Practitioners, acquired Knoq

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

Lightbox RE, acquired BuildingFootprintUSA

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

Eldridge Industries, will acquire Knoema Corporation

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

Steele Compliance Solutions, Inc., acquired info4c AG

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

Environmental Risk Information Services (ERIS), acquired GeoSearch LLC

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

Eurazeo, acquired Questel

synopsis: Eurazeo, a leading global investment company, has acquired Questel, a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases.
buyer: Eurazeo (ENXTPA:RF:$5,100.86)
Eurazeo is a leading global investment company, with a diversified portfolio of €18.5 billion in assets under management, including €12.9 billion from third parties, invested in over 430 companies. "
target: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases.
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closed 10/15/2020 via BusinessWire

Zoom Information, acquired Clickagy

synopsis: ZoomInfo, a global leader in go-to-market (GTM) intelligence solutions, announced that it has acquired Clickagy, a leading provider of artificial intelligence-powered buyer intent data.
buyer parent: DiscoverOrg, LLC
buyer: Zoom Information (:$527.30)
Zoom Information, Inc. (ZoomInfo) is the world’s most comprehensive B2B data provider. ZoomInfo's Growth Acceleration Platform combines the most comprehensive B2B database with integrated tools to help companies optimize marketing effectiveness, jump-start growth, and maximize profitability. "
target: Clickagy
Clickagy is a leading provider of artificial intelligence-powered buyer intent data. Leveraging advanced natural language processing and artificial intelligence, the company brings new audience customization and visibility to sellers and marketers.
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closed 8/26/2020 via Company Press Release

MotoPress, acquired Gutenix

synopsis: MotoPress, a developer of WordPress plugins and themes, has acquired Ukraine-based Gutenix, a high-quality multipurpose WordPress theme that was designed as a Gutenberg-first solution. The acquisition of Gutenix affirms MotoPress's dedication to invest and contribute to Gutenberg as the WordPress stronghold.
buyer: MotoPress
MotoPress creates innovative and healthy digital solutions for small and midsize businesses. The company's multipurpose WordPress plugins and themes, which include Content Editor, WordPress Hotel Booking, and Vacation Rental, deliver the best quality and services to end-users and developers. "
target: Gutenix
Ukraine-based Gutenix is a high-quality multipurpose WordPress theme that was designed as a Gutenberg-first solution. The theme ships with the dedicated starter template libraries for popular WordPress page builders, giving users the flexibility to choose a design and a customization toolset.
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closed 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cheil Worldwide, Inc., acquired ColourData

synopsis: Cheil Worldwide, a global marketing and communications company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, has acquired ColourData, China’s leading big data analytics service provider. ColourData uses proprietary technology to analyze data from more than 5,000 social media, news and e-commerce websites to help businesses improve their brand.
buyer: Cheil Worldwide, Inc. (KOSE:A030000:$2,750.37)
Cheil Worldwide is a global marketing and communications company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Cheil creates ideas that move brands, products and people from its 50+ offices in 35 countries. The company offers strategic, creative, media, digital and experiential solutions. "
target: ColourData
ColourData is China’s leading big data analytics service provider. ColourData uses proprietary technology to analyze data from more than 5,000 social media, news and e-commerce websites in China. Their services help businesses to improve their brand and better understand their target audience.
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closed 4/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

AdWanted, acquired Standard Rate and Data Service

synopsis: Adwanted Group, a France-based media buying platform, has acquired Standard Rate and Data Service (SRDS) from Kantar Media, the world’s leading data, insights and consultancy company. SRDS is a powerful platform for planning and buying media. Agencies and brands use SRDS as an all-in-one resource to find and compare digital and traditional media.
buyer: AdWanted
Adwanted is a France-based media buying platform. Adwanted brings offline ad buying online by making the method of buying print ads in newspapers and magazines as automated, quick, and simple as buying programmatic ads for digital media platforms. "
target parent: Bain Capital
target: Standard Rate and Data Service
Standard Rate and Data Service (SRDS) is a powerful, easy-to-use platform for evaluating, planning, and buying media. Agencies and brands use SRDS as an affordable, all-in-one resource to find and compare digital and traditional media across business, consumer and geographic audiences.
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closed 2/13/2020 via Company Press Release

Moody's Corporation, acquired Regulatory DataCorp, Inc.

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of Regulatory DataCorp (RDC), a leading provider of anti-money laundering (AML) and know-your-customer (KYC) data and due diligence services.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$5,371.00)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: Regulatory DataCorp, Inc.
RDC (Regulatory DataCorp) delivers powerful, decision-ready intelligence and world-class risk and compliance protection, allowing global organizations to identify suspect entities, strengthen fraud protection, ensure regulatory compliance, and protect their brand equity.
price ($mm)
$700
rev ($mm)
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closed 10/1/2019 via BusinessWire

DTN, acquired Weatherzone

synopsis: DTN, an independent source of insights, analysis, and decision-support solutions, has acquired Weatherzone, from Nine Entertainment. Headquartered in Australia, Weatherzone is a leading provider of weather information to consumers and businesses across major industry sectors.
buyer parent: TBG AG
buyer: DTN
DTN is an independent source of accurate, objective, real-time, and actionable insights to increase confidence and support business decisions for customers working in agriculture, energy, and transportation. DTN also publishes Progressive Farmer magazine, the premier publication in agriculture. "
target parent: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
target: Weatherzone
Weatherzone is Australia’s largest private weather service. The company gives businesses advanced tools and the most accurate weather forecasts in order to operate safely, efficiently, and more profitably. Weatherzone's solutions are innovative, tailored, flexible and responsive.
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announced 7/26/2019 via BusinessWire

HGGC, LLC, will acquire Monotype Imaging

synopsis: Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement under which it will be acquired by HGGC, a leading middle-market private equity firm. Monotype empowers creative minds to build and express authentic brands through design, technology, and expertise.
buyer: HGGC, LLC
HGGC is a leading middle-market private equity firm with $4.3 billion in cumulative capital commitments. HGGC is distinguished by its Advantaged Investing approach that enables firms to source and acquire scalable businesses through partnerships with management teams, founders, and sponsors. "
target: Monotype Imaging (TYPE:$243.96)
Monotype empowers creative minds to build and express authentic brands through design, technology and expertise. Monotype's libraries feature iconic typefaces including the Helvetica, Frutiger, and Univers families as well as contemporary releases from the Monotype Studio.
price ($mm)[EV]
$824 [$857]
rev ($mm)
$244
EBITDA ($mm)
$55
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
15.7x
announced 4/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Francisco Partners Management LLC, will acquire PayScale

synopsis: Francisco Partners, a leading global private equity firm specializing in technology and technology-enabled services businesses, will be acquiring PayScale, a company that offers modern compensation software and the most precise, real-time, data-driven insights for employees and employers alike.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm specializing in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. FP has invested in and acquired over 200 technology companies, making it one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: PayScale
PayScale offers modern compensation software and the most precise, real-time, data-driven insights for employees and employers alike. More than 7,000 customers, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, use PayScale to power pay decisions for more than 18 million employees.
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closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Beauhurst, acquired Spinouts UK

synopsis: Beauhurst, a searchable database of the UK's fastest growing companies has acquired Spinouts UK, the project and dataset run and collected by Jonathan Harris. Spinouts UK is a company that provides information on early stage high growth companies in Scotland and northern England.
buyer: Beauhurst
Beauhurst is a searchable database of the UK's fastest-growing companies, from early-stage startups to late-stage scaleups. They are trusted by thousands of professionals to help them discover, track and understand everything there is to know about high-growth companies. "
target parent: Young Company Finance
target: Spinouts UK
Spinouts UK is a company dedicated to tracking and writing about early stage high growth companies in Scotland and Northern England. Many of the companies have been university spinouts and they are familiar with the issues involving both the university and the spinout companies.
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announced 10/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Oracle Corporation, will acquire DataFox

synopsis: Oracle announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire DataFox, whose cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) data engine and derived business content provide the most current, precise and expansive set of company-level information and insightful data to optimize business decisions.
buyer: Oracle Corporation (ORCL:$39,766.00)
Oracle is a computer technology corporation developing and marketing computer hardware systems and enterprise software products. By eliminating complexity and simplifying IT, Oracle enables its customers to accelerate innovation and create added value for their customers. "
target: DataFox
DataFox helps sales, marketing, and investing teams find new opportunities. DataFox's machine learning algorithms and human analysts verify proprietary insights on millions of businesses to provide robust company data and growth signals.
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closed 10/17/2018 via Company Press Release

InMobi, acquired Pinsight Media

synopsis: InMobi, a global provider of enterprise platforms for marketers, has acquired Pinsight Media from Sprint, one of the largest telecommunication companies in the US. Pinsight Media is a mobile data and brand intelligence company. Pinsight Media provides actionable insights that support smarter business and marketing decisions.
buyer: InMobi
InMobi is a mobile advertising platform that specializes in delivering the best ROI for mobile marketers. A mobile-first and mobile-only platform, InMobi has been pioneering the next generation of ad experiences, including video advertising, on the back of deep learning based optimization engines. "
target parent: Sprint
target: Pinsight Media
Pinsight Media is a mobile data and brand intelligence company. Leveraging verified, first-party mobile data from more than 32 million mobile users, Pinsight Media works together with businesses and marketers to provide actionable insights that support smarter business and marketing decisions.
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:VRSK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,784.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,258.40
EBIT ($mm)
$1,020.90
Net Income ($mm)
$712.70
Employees
8960
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Ticker: TRU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TransUnion LLC
TransUnion LLC
As a global leader in information and risk management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. TransUnion delivers high quality data and integrates advanced analytics and enhanced decision-making capabilities.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,696.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$978.30
EBIT ($mm)
$617.70
Net Income ($mm)
$313.20
Employees
8000
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Ticker: STC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stewart Information Services Corp
Stewart Information Services Corp
Stewart Information Services Corporation is a global real estate services company, offering products and services from residential and commercial title insurance and closing and settlement services to specialized offerings for the mortgage industry,.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,537.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$309.77
EBIT ($mm)
$288.35
Net Income ($mm)
$203.96
Employees
5800
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Ticker: CSGP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CoStar Group
CoStar Group
CoStar Group is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. Founded in 1987, CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,659.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$406.15
EBIT ($mm)
$289.20
Net Income ($mm)
$227.13
Employees
4752
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Ticker: CLGX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CoreLogic, Inc.
CoreLogic, Inc.
CoreLogic is a provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services to business and government. CoreLogic develops predictive decision analytics and provides business services that bring dynamic insight and transparency to the markets it serves.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,642.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$475.94
EBIT ($mm)
$333.59
Net Income ($mm)
$301.36
Employees
5300
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Ticker: TSX:MDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) offers space-based solutions for cost-efficient global delivery of direct-to-home television, satellite radio, broadband internet, and mobile communications. MDA also offers end-to-end solutions to monitor and manage changes and activities worldwide.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,616.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$343.00
EBIT ($mm)
($28.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$118.00
Employees
5800
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Ticker: ENXTAM:TOM2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TomTom NV
TomTom NV
Founded in 1991, TomTom is a leading provider of navigation and location-based products and services. TomTom maps, traffic information and navigation technology power automotive in-dash systems, mobile devices, web based applications and government and business solutions.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,079.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$135.18
EBIT ($mm)
$22.67
Net Income ($mm)
$41.16
Employees
4600
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Ticker: BIT:TECN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tecnoinvestimenti S.p.A
Tecnoinvestimenti S.p.A., through its subsidiaries, provides IT and credit information solutions in Italy. The company offers IT solutions and services for the dematerialization and digitalization of document processes through document management, electronic storage, and electronic invoicing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$280.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$71.00
EBIT ($mm)
$56.71
Net Income ($mm)
$34.22
Employees
1294
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Ticker: ASX:APX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Appen
Appen
Appen is a global leader in the development of high-quality, human-annotated datasets for machine learning and artificial intelligence. Appen partners with technology, automotive and eCommerce companies to help them develop and use products that rely on natural languages and machine learning.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$258.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$48.91
EBIT ($mm)
$44.23
Net Income ($mm)
$29.56
Employees
513
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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: LSE:WIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wilmington plc
Wilmington plc
Wilmington plc is a dynamic and expanding group of companies providing information and training to professional business markets. Its businesses enable professionals and their organisations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$162.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.04
EBIT ($mm)
$22.44
Net Income ($mm)
$17.35
Employees
856
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Ticker: AIM:DATA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GlobalData Plc
GlobalData Plc
GlobalData is a world leading provider of data and analysis for consumer, technology and healthcare businesses. It delivers unique, robust data and trusted industry analysis and insight to organizations.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$147.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$24.73
EBIT ($mm)
$7.30
Net Income ($mm)
$4.76
Employees
1958
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Glacier Media, Inc.
Glacier Media, Inc.
Glacier provides news, data and analysis in a range of business sectors, including Agriculture, Energy, Mining, Real Estate and Environmental Risk. It owns roughly 160 community newspapers, magazines and websites including The Times Colonist in Victoria, and Prince George Citizen.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$141.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.85
EBIT ($mm)
($0.92)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.49
Employees
1751
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