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announced 11/5/2021 via BusinessWire

Dun & Bradstreet, will acquire NetWise Data

synopsis: Dun & Bradstreet Holdings, Inc., a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, will acquire NetWise, the leading provider of B2B Marketing Data, helping to power the majority of business data across all of Ad & Mar-Tech.
buyer parent: Cannae Holdings
buyer: Dun & Bradstreet (DNB:$2,046.60)
Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) is a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics. D&B’s Data Cloud fuels solutions and delivers insights that empower customers to accelerate revenue, lower cost, mitigate risk, and transform their businesses. "
target: NetWise Data
NetWise is the leading provider of B2B Marketing Data, helping to power the majority of business data across all of Ad & Mar-Tech. Its B2B Audience Data Platform enables any marketing team to execute multi-channel campaigns across every platform and in every channel.
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closed 6/2/2021 via PR Newswire

Contentgine, acquired Contentree Inc.

synopsis: Contentgine, the world leader in intent by engagement lead generation, has acquired Contentree, the world's largest collection of business-to-business case studies. Through the acquisition of Contentree, Contentgine is well-positioned to fulfill its mission as the leading provider of business-to-business, highly precise first-person leads.
buyer: Contentgine
Contentgine is a content-driven lead generation solution. The company educates business professionals about the solutions to their challenges through its content discovery platform and score intent by analyzing engagements at the prospect and account levels. "
target: Contentree Inc.
Contentree is a discovery tool focused on industry solutions with a vast collection of almost 500,000 vendor case studies, white papers, and other collateral. The database has 21,000 business-to-business vendors in more than 400 industries, including finance, healthcare, retail, and utilities.
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closed 5/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, acquired RelSci

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, the global B2B information service provider of price discovery, essential market intelligence, and events, has acquired Relationship Science ("RelSci"), a global relationship-mapping data provider serving financial, professional services, and not-for-profit organisations.
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$430.13)
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is a global business-to-business information services business. They provide price discovery, essential market intelligence and events. The company manages a portfolio of businesses in markets where information, data, and convening market participants are valued."
target: RelSci
RelSci is a global relationship-mapping data provider serving financial, professional services, and not-for-profit organisations. Its proprietary software enables clients to easily identify and act upon their relationships across a range of core use-cases.
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$7.40
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$8
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closed 10/21/2020 via GlobeNewswire

VanillaSoft, acquired Autoklose

synopsis: VanillaSoft, a leading sales engagement technology company, has acquired Autoklose, an email automation and sales intelligence platform in Canada. Autoklose offers an outbound sales platform that features automated lead generation software and email drip campaign management tools. Their database provides access to millions of verified B2B leads.
buyer: VanillaSoft
VanillaSoft is a sales engagement technology company. VanillaSoft empowers sales reps to respond to new leads faster, interact with leads more consistently, and generate more qualified sales opportunities. Their platform features guided selling tools and communication tools for multiple channels. "
target: Autoklose
Autoklose is an email automation and sales intelligence platform in Canada. Autoklose offers an outbound sales platform that features automated lead generation software and email drip campaign management tools with CRM integration. Their database provides access to millions of verified B2B leads.
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announced 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

TargetEveryOne, will acquire Bizwell Sweden AB

synopsis: TargetEveryone has entered into an agreement to acquire all shares in Bizwell Sweden AB. BizWell Sweden AB delivers business data to companies, authorities and organizations in Sweden and internationally. BizWell has access to business data in over 100 countries.
buyer: TargetEveryOne
TargetEveryone is a global SaaS Martech company. TargetEveryone enables their clients to streamline their 1-1 digital marketing, content and experiences. Their solution makes marketeers able to easily target exactly the customers they want, and communicate with them in the channels they prefer. "
target: Bizwell Sweden AB
BizWell Sweden AB delivers business data to companies, authorities and organizations in Sweden and internationally. BizWell has access to business data in over 100 countries, including over 112 million business phone numbers, 350 million business contacts, 53 million email addresses.
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$0.52
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$0
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closed 2/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

DiscoverOrg, LLC, acquired Zoom Information

synopsis: DiscoverOrg announced that it has acquired Zoom Information, Inc (ZoomInfo). The two companies are coming together to provide sales, marketing, and recruiting professionals access to the most trusted and comprehensive B2B data available in the market.
buyer: DiscoverOrg, LLC
DiscoverOrg is the leading global sales and marketing intelligence tool. DiscoverOrg’s solutions provide a constant stream of accurate and actionable company, contact, and buying intelligence that can be used to find, connect with, and sell to target buyers more effectively. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Zoom Information (:$590.40)
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.
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closed 11/9/2018 via GlobeNewswire

AdRoll Group, acquired Growlabs

synopsis: AdRoll Group, the Growth Platform company trusted by companies around the world to better align their marketing and advertising to impact revenue, has announced the acquisition of Growlabs, a two-year old startup with a comprehensive B2B database and suite of lead generation and outbound sales automation technologies.
buyer: AdRoll Group
AdRoll Group is the Growth Platform company trusted by companies around the world to better align their marketing and advertising to impact revenue. "
target: Growlabs
Growlabs is a two-year old startup with a comprehensive B2B database and suite of lead generation and outbound sales automation technologies. Growlabs is based in San Francisco and was founded in 2016.
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announced 6/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cerved Group SpA, will acquire SpazioDati

synopsis: Cerved Group strengthens its presence in digital marketing with the acquisition of Italian SpazioDati. SpazioDati S.r.l. provides enterprise data solutions. It builds a knowledge-graph accessible through simple APIs on dandelion.eu. by using big data and semantic web technologies. SpazioDatti also offers Atoka, a provider of B2B Lead Generation.
buyer: Cerved Group SpA (BIT:CERV:$477.91)
Cerved is a primary operator in Italy in the analysis of credit risk and one of the main rating agencies in Europe. Cerved, through Cerved Credit Management, is also a primary independent market operator in offering services related to the assessment and management of credit positions. "
target: SpazioDati
SpazioDati S.r.l. provides enterprise data solutions. It builds a knowledge-graph accessible through simple APIs on dandelion.eu. by using big data and semantic web technologies. SpazioDatti also offers Atoka, a provider of B2B Lead Generation on over 6 million companies.
price ($mm)
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$3
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$1
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closed 5/10/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired Accompany

synopsis: Cisco announced its intent to acquire Accompany, a privately held company based in Los Altos, Calif. The company provides an AI-driven relationship intelligence platform for finding new prospects, navigating the selling process, and strengthening relationships.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$49,818.00)
Cisco System's hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible. Cisco designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. "
target: Accompany
Accompany has comprehensive, real-time profiles for every single Fortune 500 CEO. Their AI-driven database provides rich, relevant insights for millions of people and companies, so users can always find the right people and build stronger relationships.
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$270
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closed 2/15/2018 via BusinessWire

LiveRamp, acquired Pacific Data Partners

synopsis: LiveRamp, an Acxiom company and leading provider of omnichannel identity resolution, has acquired Pacific Data Partners, the largest global B2B data marketplace, to accelerate LiveRamp’s ability to power people-based business-to-business (B2B) marketing.
buyer parent: Acxiom Corporation
buyer: LiveRamp (NYSE:RAMP:$429.55)
LiveRamp's IdentityLink transforms the technology platforms used by their clients into people-based marketing channels that improve the relevancy of marketing, and ultimately allow consumers to better connect with the brands and products they love. "
target: Pacific Data Partners
Pacific Data Partners is the largest global B2B data marketplace. Working with top tier partners and over 700+ sources, Pacific Data Partners is building one of the most comprehensive and accurate datasets of professional, firmographic and technographic data.
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closed 8/14/2017 via PR Web

Great Hill Partners LLC, acquired Zoom Information

synopsis: Zoom Information, Inc. (ZoomInfo), the world’s most comprehensive B2B data provider, announced that it has been acquired by Great Hill Partners, a leading Boston-based private equity firm focused on investments in high growth mid-market companies.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity firm that has raised over $5 billion in commitments since inception to finance the expansion, recapitalization, or acquisition of growth companies in a wide range of sectors in business-to-business and business-to-consumer industries. "
target: Zoom Information (:$590.40)
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.
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announced 12/21/2016 via Company Press Release

KünzlerBachmann Directmarketing AG, will acquire Schober Information Group (Schweiz) AG

synopsis: KünzlerBachmann Directmarketing AG, headquartered in St. Gallen, announced they will acquire Schober Information Group (Schweiz) AG, headquartered in Bachenbülach. Schober Information Group (Schweiz) is one of the leading dialog marketing service providers in Switzerland, maintaining the most comprehensive database of postal and email addresses.
buyer: KünzlerBachmann Directmarketing AG
KünzlerBachmann is a state-of-the-art enterprise shaping the future of dialogue marketing. As a full-service provider with a focus on consultancy and development, their core business is the field of CRM/IT and analysis, target group addresses as well as mailing production and lettershop. "
target parent: Schober Investment Group
target: Schober Information Group (Schweiz) AG
Schober Switzerland is a leading marketing service provider in Switzerland. The company supports customers with data, data solutions and technologies in market development, and maintains the largest database of postal addresses and e-mail addresses in Switzerland and internationally.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BusinessWire

Bregal Sagemount, acquired Discovery Data

synopsis: Bregal Sagemount announced that it has acquired Discovery Data, Inc., the leading provider of data on retail financial services industry firms and professionals, from Ipreo, LLC. Discovery Data, Inc. provides the financial services industry with access to all broker-dealers and registered investment advisors.
buyer parent: Bregal Investments
buyer: Bregal Sagemount
Bregal Sagemount is a growth-focused private capital firm. The firm provides flexible capital and strategic assistance to market-leading companies in high-growth sectors across a wide variety of transaction situations. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: Discovery Data
Discovery Data, Inc. provides the financial services industry with access to all broker-dealers and registered investment advisors, over 680,000 reps, 2,300 trust companies, and 1.8 million insurance agents via a cloud-based system with in-depth firm and professional profiles.
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closed 8/4/2015 via BusinessWire

Relevate merged with DataMentors, Inc.,

synopsis: DataMentors, a leader of data quality and integration, business intelligence and Data-as-a-Service, and Relevate, a leading marketing data and services provider have announced their merger. With the close of this merger, DataMentors and Relevate form the industry's leading provider of Data-as-a-Service (DaaS).
buyer: DataMentors, Inc.
DataMentors is a Data-as-a-Service provider, helping brands achieve growth with highly robust marketing data, technology, and analytics solutions. Their solutions leverage the modern data ecosystem and real-time data analytics to create an "always on" dataset of consumers where purchase is imminent."
target: Relevate
For over 36 years Relevate has provided some of the world's most prominent brands with highly robust data solutions and data-management services. Relevate analyzes and interprets data to give clients the most powerful and comprehensive data solutions in the data industry.
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closed 1/8/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., acquired NetProspex Inc.

synopsis: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., the world's leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, announced that it has acquired NetProspex, the Massachusetts-based company that is a leader in B2B professional contact data and data management.
buyer: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. (DNB:$2,046.60)
Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. is the world's leading source of commercial data, analytics and insight on businesses. Their global commercial database contains more than 240 million business records. "
target: NetProspex Inc.
NetProspex Inc. is the smarter B2B data services partner. They help marketing and sales organizations optimize their revenue impact by increasing the quality and effectiveness of their marketing data management practices.
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$125
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closed 7/9/2014 via Company Press Release

Database Consultants Australia, acquired IncNet Australia

synopsis: DCA’s expansion continues with the acquisition of the market-leading IncNet database business. The company is regarded as the best business-marketing database, as well as the pre-eminent business-to-business data source for marketers, across both Australia and New Zealand.
buyer parent: Integrated Parking Solutions, Inc.
buyer: Database Consultants Australia
Database Consultants Australia (DCA) is a data management and software development company that specialises in providing customer management applications based around innovative database marketing services, advanced data integration and delivery technologies. "
target: IncNet Australia
IncNet is regarded as the best business-marketing database, as well as the pre-eminent business-to-business data source for marketers, across both Australia and New Zealand. It offers a range of quality data attributes about the top 50,000 companies in each of these countries.
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closed 12/16/2013 via BtoBonline.com

TowerData, Inc., acquired Rapleaf

synopsis: Email database company TowerData Inc. has acquired marketing data company Rapleaf Data. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Rapleaf is a market data company that fuels marketing automation tools with the necessary data to help brands keep their customers happy and engaged.
buyer: TowerData, Inc.
TowerData is a leading provider of email and data solutions. They help businesses acquire and retain customers, validate and enhance data, and deploy and analyze marketing campaigns by covering the entire lifecycle of customer information. "
target: Rapleaf
Rapleaf is a market data company that fuels marketing automation tools with the necessary data to help brands keep their customers happy and engaged. They make it easy for marketers to access the data they need to personalize content for their customers.
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closed 7/18/2013 via PR Newswire

Ipreo Holdings LLC, acquired Discovery Data

synopsis: Ipreo, a global leader of data, market intelligence and productivity solutions to capital markets and corporate professionals, announced its acquisition of Discovery Data, a leading financial services industry provider of data on firms and professionals, and a recognized expert in CRM data hygiene.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Ipreo Holdings LLC
Ipreo is a global leader in providing market intelligence, data, and technology solutions to all participants in the global capital markets, including sell-side banks, publicly traded companies, and buy-side institutions. "
target: Discovery Data
Discovery Data offers the only single view of the financial services industry with access to all BD and RIA firms, over 640,000 BD and RIA reps, 2,400 trust companies and 1.6 million insurance agents via a state-of-the-art online system.
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announced 6/18/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Meltwater, will acquire Owler

synopsis: Meltwater B.V., a leading global SaaS provider of media intelligence and social analytics, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Owler. Owler is the crowdsourced competitive intelligence platform that business professionals use to outsmart their competition, gain competitive insights, and uncover the latest industry news and alerts.
buyer: Meltwater (:$359.79)
Meltwater provides social and media intelligence. By examining millions of posts each day from social media platforms, blogs and news sites, Meltwater helps companies make better, more informed decisions based on insight from the outside. "
target: Owler
Owler is the crowdsourced competitive intelligence platform that business professionals use to outsmart their competition, gain competitive insights, and uncover the latest industry news and alerts.
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$25
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closed 8/21/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Mavrck, acquired GroupHigh

synopsis: Mavrck, the all-in-one, advanced influencer marketing platform, has acquired GroupHigh, a marketing software platform used by more than 400 agencies and brands to identify bloggers, social media profiles, and manage the outreach marketing process.
buyer: Mavrck
Mavrck is the all-in-one, advanced influencer marketing platform enabling companies to harness the power of social proof that consumers trust today. Marketers use Mavrck to discover and collaborate with influencers to create trusted content and insights for customer journey touchpoints at scale. "
target: GroupHigh
GroupHigh is a marketing software platform used by more than 400 agencies and brands to identify bloggers, social media profiles, and manage the outreach marketing process. Their clients include major PR agencies, online marketing firms, and many of the top brands in the world.
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announced 11/5/2021 via BusinessWire

Dun & Bradstreet, will acquire NetWise Data

synopsis: Dun & Bradstreet Holdings, Inc., a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, will acquire NetWise, the leading provider of B2B Marketing Data, helping to power the majority of business data across all of Ad & Mar-Tech.
buyer parent: Cannae Holdings
buyer: Dun & Bradstreet (DNB:$2,046.60)
Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) is a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics. D&B’s Data Cloud fuels solutions and delivers insights that empower customers to accelerate revenue, lower cost, mitigate risk, and transform their businesses. "
target: NetWise Data
NetWise is the leading provider of B2B Marketing Data, helping to power the majority of business data across all of Ad & Mar-Tech. Its B2B Audience Data Platform enables any marketing team to execute multi-channel campaigns across every platform and in every channel.
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closed 8/28/2019 via PR Newswire

NetWise Data, acquired WhoToo

synopsis: NetWise Data LLC, the industry-leading data and information services company that makes data useful for marketers, has acq89red WhoToo, a data as a service (DaaS) and marketing platform provider. WhoToo’s mission is to enable DaaS for mobile and email marketing industries.
buyer: NetWise Data
NetWise Data provides high quality B2B data at scale for omnichannel marketing purposes. Their database contains tens of millions of complete business card records, millions of companies and over 275 segments to enable digital targeting. "
target parent: Demandbase
target: WhoToo
WhoToo is a data as a service (DaaS) and marketing platform provider. WhoToo’s mission is to enable DaaS for mobile and email marketing industries. WhoToo’s proprietary approach and processes produce greater audience reach and allow marketers to avoid privacy pitfalls by keeping all data anonymous.
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announced 11/5/2021 via BusinessWire

Dun & Bradstreet, will acquire NetWise Data

synopsis: Dun & Bradstreet Holdings, Inc., a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, will acquire NetWise, the leading provider of B2B Marketing Data, helping to power the majority of business data across all of Ad & Mar-Tech.
buyer parent: Cannae Holdings
buyer: Dun & Bradstreet (DNB:$2,046.60)
Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) is a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics. D&B’s Data Cloud fuels solutions and delivers insights that empower customers to accelerate revenue, lower cost, mitigate risk, and transform their businesses. "
target: NetWise Data
NetWise is the leading provider of B2B Marketing Data, helping to power the majority of business data across all of Ad & Mar-Tech. Its B2B Audience Data Platform enables any marketing team to execute multi-channel campaigns across every platform and in every channel.
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announced 11/5/2021 via BusinessWire

Dun & Bradstreet, will acquire Eyeota

synopsis: Dun & Bradstreet Holdings, Inc., a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, will acquire Singapore-based Eyeota. Eyeota is a data transformation company serving the global enterprise.
buyer parent: Cannae Holdings
buyer: Dun & Bradstreet (DNB:$2,046.60)
Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) is a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics. D&B’s Data Cloud fuels solutions and delivers insights that empower customers to accelerate revenue, lower cost, mitigate risk, and transform their businesses. "
target: Eyeota
Based in Singapore, Eyeota is a data transformation company serving the global enterprise. Leading brands, publishers and data companies leverage Eyeota to onboard, enrich, and activate their data assets across global markets and digital geographies.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Dun & Bradstreet, acquired coAction.com

synopsis: Dun & Bradstreet, a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, has acquired coAction.com LLC, a provider of revenue cycle management software. coAction.com offers a cloud-based collaboration platform that enables revenue management for the entire customer/patient interaction cycle.
buyer parent: Cannae Holdings
buyer: Dun & Bradstreet (DNB:$2,046.60)
Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) data and insights help improve business performance. Delivered through the D&B Data Cloud and market-leading solutions, their data and insights help accelerate revenue, manage risk, lower cost and transform businesses. Global businesses of all sizes rely on D&B. "
target: coAction.com
coAction.com is a provider of revenue cycle management solutions. coAction.com offers a cloud-based collaboration platform that enables revenue management for the entire customer/patient interaction cycle. Their solutions are used by mid to large sized organizations across multiple industries.
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closed 1/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Dun & Bradstreet, acquired Orb Intelligence

synopsis: Dun & Bradstreet, a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, has acquired Orb Intelligence, a prominent digital business identity and firmographic data provider. Orb Intelligence provides a database of company information and matching services to B2B marketers.
buyer parent: Cannae Holdings
buyer: Dun & Bradstreet (DNB:$2,046.60)
Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) data and insights help improve business performance. Delivered through the D&B Data Cloud and market-leading solutions, their data and insights help accelerate revenue, manage risk, lower cost and transform businesses. Global businesses of all sizes rely on D&B. "
target: Orb Intelligence
Orb Intelligence is a digital business identity and firmographic data provider. Orb Intelligence provides a database of company information and matching services to B2B marketers. Their database offers detailed information on 57 million companies in over 120 different countries.
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closed 6/14/2019 via BusinessWire

Dun & Bradstreet, acquired Lattice Engines

synopsis: Dun & Bradstreet, a Cannae portfolio company, has completed the acquisition of Lattice Engines, the leading AI-powered customer data platform (CDP), enabling B2B organizations to scale their account-based marketing and sales programs across every channel.
buyer parent: Cannae Holdings
buyer: Dun & Bradstreet (DNB:$2,046.60)
Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) data and insights help improve business performance. Delivered through the D&B Data Cloud and market-leading solutions, their data and insights help accelerate revenue, manage risk, lower cost and transform businesses. Global businesses of all sizes rely on D&B. "
target: Lattice Engines
Lattice Engines is the leading AI-powered customer data platform (CDP), enabling B2B organizations to scale their account-based marketing and sales programs across every channel.
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closed 2/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Cannae Holdings, CC Capital, Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., acquired Dun & Bradstreet

synopsis: Cannae Holdings, Inc., along with its investment consortium including CC Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners along with a group of distinguished investors, has completed the acquisition of Dun & Bradstreet, the global leader in commercial data and analytics.
buyer: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: Cannae Holdings (CNNE:$1,188.10)
buyer: CC Capital
Cannae Holding is a holding company with a strong track record of investing in diverse assets. Thomas H. Lee Partners is one of the world's oldest and most experienced private equity firms. CC Capital is a private investment firm with a focus on investing and operating long term companies. "
target: Dun & Bradstreet (DNB:$2,046.60)
Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) data and insights help improve business performance. Delivered through the D&B Data Cloud and market-leading solutions, their data and insights help accelerate revenue, manage risk, lower cost and transform businesses. Global businesses of all sizes rely on D&B.
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closed 1/10/2017 via BusinessWire

Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., acquired Avention- OneSource Solutions

synopsis: Dun & Bradstreet, the world's leading source of commercial data, analytics and insight on businesses, announced that it has acquired Massachusetts-based Avention, the maker of OneSource solutions. Avention provides organizations with a deeper understanding of company, contact, and market data, delivered through a robust technology platform.
buyer: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. (DNB:$2,046.60)
Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. is the world's leading source of commercial data, analytics and insight on businesses. Their global commercial database contains more than 240 million business records. The company was founded in 1841 and is headquartered in Short Hills, NJ. "
target: Avention- OneSource Solutions
Avention, maker of OneSource Solutions, delivers smarter business insights to help companies get a deeper understanding of company, contact, and market data. Headquartered in Concord, MA with offices across North America, Europe and APAC, Avention has nearly 4000 customers worldwide.
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closed 11/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Bisnode AB, purchased Bonline, Bonitetna Hisa, and Rating from Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.

synopsis: Bisnode, a business intelligence company, said it has become the owner of three ratings agencies - Croatia's Bonline, Slovenia's Bonitetna Hisa and Serbia's Rating, which previously operated under peer Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) in Southeast Europe.
buyer parent: Ratos AB
buyer: Bisnode AB
Bisnode enables people to make smart decisions. They turn data into insights that facilitate decision-making in both strategic issues and daily operations for companies and organizations throughout Europe. "
seller: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. (DNB:$2,046.60)
Bonline (Croatia), Bonitetna Hisa (Slovenia), and Rating (Serbia) are Southeastern European ratings agencies of Dun & Bradstreet, the world's leading source of commercial data, analytics and insight on businesses.
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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.
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closed 1/8/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., acquired NetProspex Inc.

synopsis: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., the world's leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, announced that it has acquired NetProspex, the Massachusetts-based company that is a leader in B2B professional contact data and data management.
buyer: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. (DNB:$2,046.60)
Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. is the world's leading source of commercial data, analytics and insight on businesses. Their global commercial database contains more than 240 million business records. "
target: NetProspex Inc.
NetProspex Inc. is the smarter B2B data services partner. They help marketing and sales organizations optimize their revenue impact by increasing the quality and effectiveness of their marketing data management practices.
price ($mm)
$125
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/29/2014 via BusinessWire

Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., acquired Indicee Inc.

synopsis: Dun & Bradstreet, the world's leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, acquired Indicee, an innovator in the cloud-based analytics and business intelligence (BI) space. Indicee offers agile, cloud-based solutions that quickly bring disparate data together to deliver the answers businesses need.
buyer: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. (DNB:$2,046.60)
The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation is the world's leading source of commercial data, analytics and insight on businesses, or “content.” Their global commercial database contains more than 230 million business records. "
target: Indicee Inc.
Indicee is leading the shift from complex, expensive business intelligence (BI) software to agile, cloud-based solutions that quickly bring disparate data together to deliver the answers businesses need.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/17/2014 via BusinessWire

Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., purchased Social Data Matching Business Unit from Fliptop

synopsis: D&B, the world's leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, announced that it has acquired the social data matching business unit of Fliptop, a leader in software solutions that aggregates public web and social data.
buyer: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. (DNB:$2,046.60)
The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation is the world's leading source of commercial data, analytics and insight on businesses, or “content.” Their global commercial database contains more than 230 million business records. "
seller: Fliptop
Fliptop’s social data matching technology matches people with their public profiles with businesses that are included in the proprietary structured database, which can offer customers an edge in an increasingly digital sales and marketing environment.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/16/2010 via Company Press Release

MCH Inc, acquired Quality Education Data

synopsis: MCH Strategic Data has acquired key assets of Quality Education Data from Market Data Retrival ("MDR") for an undisclosed sum. MDR is a division of Dun & Bradstreet.
buyer: MCH Inc
MCH Strategic Data is America’s leading compiler of business-to-institution (B2i) databases and mailing lists. The database features information on 1.1 million institutions and 8.2 million decision makers. "
target parent: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.
target: Quality Education Data
Quality Education Data (QED), is a research and database company, focused exclusively on education. QED’s National Education Database covers all U.S. and Canadian educational institutions and is the core data resource which supports all QED products and services.
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closed 9/1/2010 via BusinessWire

Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., acquired Dun & Bradstreet Australia Holdings Limited

synopsis: D&B, the world's leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, announced it has acquired a member of the D&B Worldwide Network, privately held Dun & Bradstreet Australia Holdings Limited, the leading credit and information services provider in Australia and New Zealand, for approximately $205 million in cash.
buyer: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. (DNB:$2,046.60)
Dun & Bradstreet is the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, enabling companies to Decide with Confidence® for 169 years. D&B’s global commercial database contains more than 168 million business records. "
target: Dun & Bradstreet Australia Holdings Limited
D&B Australia is a trusted leader in commercial risk and receivables management and owns and operates an emerging high growth consumer credit service. Through these three primary units, D&B Australia is able to collect high quality data on most businesses within Australia and New Zealand.
price ($mm)
$205
rev ($mm)
$80
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/28/2009 via Company Description

Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., acquired ICC Information Limited

synopsis: Dun & Bradstreet Inc. has acquired the UK & Irish businesses of ICC Limited.
buyer: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. (DNB:$2,046.60)
Dun & Bradstreet is the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, enabling companies to Decide with Confidence® for 169 years. D&B’s global commercial database contains more than 168 million business records. "
target parent: Bisnode AB
target: ICC Information Limited
ICC Information Limited is a leading UK and Irish credit and business information provider. Established in 1969, ICC provides data containing in-depth analysis on approximately 1.5 million British and Irish limited companies and unincorporated businesses.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/12/2009 via Company Press Release

Market Data Retrieval, acquired Quality Education Data

synopsis: Market Data Retrieval, a D&B Company, has acquired Quality Education Data, an education marketing services provider, formerly owned by Scholastic Inc.
buyer parent: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.
buyer: Market Data Retrieval
Market Data Retrieval (MDR) is the market’s first choice for direct sales and marketing solutions, powered by the most complete, current, and accurate education databases available in the industry. "
target parent: Scholastic Inc.
target: Quality Education Data
Quality Education Data (QED) is a marketing services firm focused solely on the education market. QED provides clients with marketing planning, execution and analysis.
price ($mm)
$29
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/30/2008 via

Hoover’s Connect, acquired Visible Path Corporation

synopsis: Hoover’s, Inc. announced the official launch of Hoover’s Connect – a powerful business networking tool that helps users get introduced to and establish relationships with targeted prospects. This launch coincides with Hoover’s agreement to acquire Visible Path, the company that had been powering Hoover's Connect Beta for the past year.
buyer parent: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.
buyer: Hoover’s Connect
Hoover's Connect incorporates professional social networking technology developed with the intent to provide large enterprises with the automated data gathering, privacy and analysis that they require. "
target: Visible Path Corporation
Visible Path applies social network algorithms that automatically rate relationship strength and path strength to drive new levels of success, efficiency and trust in your social network. Visible Path allows individuals and companies to connect their social networks while maintaining privacy.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/4/2007 via paidContent.org

Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., acquired Allbusiness.com

synopsis: Online business resource AllBusiness.com has been acquired by Dun & Bradstreet for approximately $55 million to enhance its internet presence. The site will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of the veteran commercial info company with Kathy Yates remaining as CEO.
buyer: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. (DNB:$2,046.60)
Dun & Bradstreet is the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, enabling companies to Decide with Confidence® for 169 years. D&B’s global commercial database contains more than 168 million business records. "
target: Allbusiness.com
AllBusiness.com is an online media and e-commerce company that operates one of the premier business sites on the Web. The site has received critical acclaim from The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business 2.0, Fortune, and other publications.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/21/2007 via BusinessWire

Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., acquired First Research

synopsis: Dun & Bradstreet has acquired First Research for $22.5 million, with an earn-out potential of up to $4 million based on financial performance. The acquisition is being funded with cash on hand. First Research is the leading Internet provider of editorial-based industry insight, specifically tailored toward sales professionals.
buyer: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. (DNB:$2,046.60)
Dun & Bradstreet is the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight. D&B’s global commercial database contains more than 110 million business records. D&B’s proprietary DUNSRight® Quality Process, transforms the enormous amount of data D&B collects daily into decision-ready insight."
target: First Research
First Research is the leading industry intelligence company that helps sales teams perform faster and smarter. First Research synthesizes hundreds of sources into an easy to digest format a sales person can consume very quickly to better understand a prospect’s or client’s business issues.
price ($mm)
$23
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/8/2006 via BusinessWire

Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., acquired Open Ratings, Inc.

synopsis: D&B, the leading provider of global business information, tools and insight, today announced that it has acquired Open Ratings, located in Waltham, Massachusetts, for $8.0 million, funded with cash on hand.
buyer: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. (DNB:$2,046.60)
Dun & Bradstreet is the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight. D&B’s global commercial database contains more than 110 million business records. D&B’s proprietary DUNSRight® Quality Process, transforms the enormous amount of data D&B collects daily into decision-ready insight."
target: Open Ratings, Inc.
Open Ratings helps companies proactively manage supply risk, enabling better operational and financial performance. By combining critical operational and financial information with predictive analytics, Open Ratings gives companies highly actionable insight that reduces risk.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 2/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Cannae Holdings, CC Capital, Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., acquired Dun & Bradstreet

synopsis: Cannae Holdings, Inc., along with its investment consortium including CC Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners along with a group of distinguished investors, has completed the acquisition of Dun & Bradstreet, the global leader in commercial data and analytics.
buyer: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: Cannae Holdings (CNNE:$1,188.10)
buyer: CC Capital
Cannae Holding is a holding company with a strong track record of investing in diverse assets. Thomas H. Lee Partners is one of the world's oldest and most experienced private equity firms. CC Capital is a private investment firm with a focus on investing and operating long term companies. "
target: Dun & Bradstreet (DNB:$2,046.60)
Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) data and insights help improve business performance. Delivered through the D&B Data Cloud and market-leading solutions, their data and insights help accelerate revenue, manage risk, lower cost and transform businesses. Global businesses of all sizes rely on D&B.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5,518 [$6,655]
rev ($mm)
$1,813
EBITDA ($mm)
$533
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
12.5x
closed 3/14/2014 via BusinessWire

Fitch Ratings Ltd., acquired Business Monitor International

synopsis: Fitch Group, a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries, announced it has acquired Business Monitor International (BMI), an independent provider of country risk and industry analysis specializing in emerging and frontier markets.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Fitch Ratings Ltd. (:$693.00)
Dual-headquartered in New York and London with over 50 offices worldwide, Fitch Ratings is a global rating agency dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, research and data. "
target: Business Monitor International
Business Monitor International is a print and online publisher of specialist business information on global emerging markets. It integrates country risk and industry analysis and forecasts on global, regional, and country level developments and trends across 200 countries and 24 industry verticals.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 10/2/2012 via BusinessWire

Cannondale Investments, acquired OneSource, Inc.

synopsis: GTCR, a leading private equity firm, announced it has acquired OneSource Information Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Infogroup, Inc. This acquisition will be completed through GTCR’s previously established partnership with Cannondale Investments and Joseph Ripp. OneSource provides online business information and sales intelligence solutions.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cannondale Investments
Cannondale Investments is a platform company focused on acquiring data-enabled information services firms that deliver timely and actionable data to their clients. The company was formed through a partnership with GTCR Golder Rauner, LLC, a private equity firm. "
target parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
target: OneSource, Inc.
OneSource provides online business information and sales intelligence solutions. The company has two core products which are Business Browser and iSell. On top of its core information solutions, it provides application integration, data analysis, and research and business consulting services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/4/2007 via paidContent.org

Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., acquired Allbusiness.com

synopsis: Online business resource AllBusiness.com has been acquired by Dun & Bradstreet for approximately $55 million to enhance its internet presence. The site will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of the veteran commercial info company with Kathy Yates remaining as CEO.
buyer: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. (DNB:$2,046.60)
Dun & Bradstreet is the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, enabling companies to Decide with Confidence® for 169 years. D&B’s global commercial database contains more than 168 million business records. "
target: Allbusiness.com
AllBusiness.com is an online media and e-commerce company that operates one of the premier business sites on the Web. The site has received critical acclaim from The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business 2.0, Fortune, and other publications.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/17/2006 via Company Press Release

Grey House Publishing, acquired Micromedia

synopsis: ProQuest Information and Learning announced the sale of its directories program, published by Toronto-based Micromedia ProQuest, to Grey House Publishing of Millerton, New York.
buyer: Grey House Publishing
Grey House Publishing produces and publishes information products in the business, health, statistical, and demographic fields. It publishes covering the Mail Order, Food & Beverage, Venture Capital, and Security industries, as well as several databases in the Health and Education fields. "
target parent: Voyager Learning Company
target: Micromedia
Micromedia ProQuest is Canada's leading publisher and distributor of proprietary and third-party financial, bibliographic, and directory database products for the academic, corporate K-12 and library markets.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/15/2006 via

Dow Jones & Company, Inc., acquired Factiva

synopsis: Dow Jones & Co. on Wednesday will pay $160 million to take full control of the Factiva news-search service from current partner Reuters Group, as it looks to reduce its dependence on print revenue sources in an era increasingly geared toward online information. Terms call for Dow Jones to pay $153 million in cash and $7 million in preferred stock.
buyer: Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (:$1,769.69)
Dow Jones & Company is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review. "
target parent: Reuters Group PLC
target: Factiva
Factiva provides world-class global news and business information through its Web sites and content integration solutions. Factiva’s mission is to be the indispensable provider of business info and customized solutions which inspire its customers' best business decisions, globally and locally.
price ($mm)
$173*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/18/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Meltwater, will acquire Owler

synopsis: Meltwater B.V., a leading global SaaS provider of media intelligence and social analytics, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Owler. Owler is the crowdsourced competitive intelligence platform that business professionals use to outsmart their competition, gain competitive insights, and uncover the latest industry news and alerts.
buyer: Meltwater (:$359.79)
Meltwater provides social and media intelligence. By examining millions of posts each day from social media platforms, blogs and news sites, Meltwater helps companies make better, more informed decisions based on insight from the outside. "
target: Owler
Owler is the crowdsourced competitive intelligence platform that business professionals use to outsmart their competition, gain competitive insights, and uncover the latest industry news and alerts.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cerved Group SpA, will acquire SpazioDati

synopsis: Cerved Group strengthens its presence in digital marketing with the acquisition of Italian SpazioDati. SpazioDati S.r.l. provides enterprise data solutions. It builds a knowledge-graph accessible through simple APIs on dandelion.eu. by using big data and semantic web technologies. SpazioDatti also offers Atoka, a provider of B2B Lead Generation.
buyer: Cerved Group SpA (BIT:CERV:$477.91)
Cerved is a primary operator in Italy in the analysis of credit risk and one of the main rating agencies in Europe. Cerved, through Cerved Credit Management, is also a primary independent market operator in offering services related to the assessment and management of credit positions. "
target: SpazioDati
SpazioDati S.r.l. provides enterprise data solutions. It builds a knowledge-graph accessible through simple APIs on dandelion.eu. by using big data and semantic web technologies. SpazioDatti also offers Atoka, a provider of B2B Lead Generation on over 6 million companies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 8/4/2015 via BusinessWire

Relevate merged with DataMentors, Inc.,

synopsis: DataMentors, a leader of data quality and integration, business intelligence and Data-as-a-Service, and Relevate, a leading marketing data and services provider have announced their merger. With the close of this merger, DataMentors and Relevate form the industry's leading provider of Data-as-a-Service (DaaS).
buyer: DataMentors, Inc.
DataMentors is a Data-as-a-Service provider, helping brands achieve growth with highly robust marketing data, technology, and analytics solutions. Their solutions leverage the modern data ecosystem and real-time data analytics to create an "always on" dataset of consumers where purchase is imminent."
target: Relevate
For over 36 years Relevate has provided some of the world's most prominent brands with highly robust data solutions and data-management services. Relevate analyzes and interprets data to give clients the most powerful and comprehensive data solutions in the data industry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 7/9/2014 via Company Press Release

Database Consultants Australia, acquired IncNet Australia

synopsis: DCA’s expansion continues with the acquisition of the market-leading IncNet database business. The company is regarded as the best business-marketing database, as well as the pre-eminent business-to-business data source for marketers, across both Australia and New Zealand.
buyer parent: Integrated Parking Solutions, Inc.
buyer: Database Consultants Australia
Database Consultants Australia (DCA) is a data management and software development company that specialises in providing customer management applications based around innovative database marketing services, advanced data integration and delivery technologies. "
target: IncNet Australia
IncNet is regarded as the best business-marketing database, as well as the pre-eminent business-to-business data source for marketers, across both Australia and New Zealand. It offers a range of quality data attributes about the top 50,000 companies in each of these countries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/13/2018 via BusinessWire

Duff & Phelps Corp., will acquire Kroll Inc.

synopsis: Duff & Phelps, the global advisor that enables clients to protect, restore and maximize value, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kroll, the global leader in complex investigations, security and cyber solutions, from Corporate Risk Holdings.
buyer: Duff & Phelps Corp. (DUF:$484.70)
Duff & Phelps is a global financial advisory and investment banking firm that provides expertise in the areas of valuation, transactions, financial restructuring, alternative assets, disputes and taxation, with more than 1,000 employees serving clients from offices in North America, Europe and Asia."
target parent: Corporate Risk Holdings, LLC
target: Kroll Inc.
Kroll is the leading global provider of risk solutions, helping clients make confident risk management decisions about people, assets, operations, and security through investigations, cyber security, due diligence and compliance, physical and operational security, and data management services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/26/2018 via PR Newswire

S&P Global Market Intelligence, acquired Panjiva

synopsis: S&P Global, a leading provider of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide, announced that it has acquired Panjiva, Inc., the authoritative and most comprehensive information source for the global trade community.
buyer parent: S&P Global
buyer: S&P Global Market Intelligence
S&P Global Market Intelligence is a leading provider of financial and industry data, research, news and analytics to investment professionals, government agencies, corporations, and universities worldwide. "
target: Panjiva
Panjiva is the authoritative and most comprehensive information source for the global trade community. The company’s sophisticated technology makes sense of massive amounts of diverse, fragmented data on more than 10 million companies across 190 countries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/23/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Descartes Systems Group Inc., acquired Datamyne

synopsis: Descartes Systems Group, the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce via the Global Logistics Network (GLN), announced that it has acquired Datamyne, a leading provider of cloud-based trade data content solutions for customers to analyze import and export trade activity.
buyer: Descartes Systems Group Inc. (DSGX:$363.80)
Descartes is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Customers use their modular, software-as-a-service solutions to complete numerous logistics processes. "
target: Datamyne
Founded in 1992, Datamyne has claimed a top-ranked position in the highly competitive US market for trade data. Datamyne offers the best value in business intelligence: easy access, with expert support, at an affordable price, to the world's largest searchable trade database.
price ($mm)
$53
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/16/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Wilmington Group plc, acquired Compliance Week LLC

synopsis: Wilmington Group plc, the provider of Information, Compliance and Education to professional markets announces the acquisition of the trading assets and certain liabilities of Compliance Week, the leading provider of governance , risk and compliance information and events for public companies and large enterprises primarily in the US.
buyer: Wilmington Group plc (LSE:WIL:$162.62)
Wilmington Group plc is a dynamic and expanding company providing information and training to professional business markets. Their businesses enable professionals and their organizations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge. "
target parent: Haymarket Group Limited
target: Compliance Week LLC
Compliance Week is an information service on corporate governance, risk and compliance that features weekly electronic newsletters, a monthly print magazine, proprietary databases, industry-leading events, and a variety of interactive features and forums.
price ($mm)
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announced 5/22/2012 via Market Wire

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, will acquire EDGAR Online Inc.

synopsis: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company and EDGAR Online jointly announced that they have signed a definitive agreement pursuant to which RR Donnelley will acquire EDGAR Online, a leading provider of disclosure management services, financial data and enterprise risk analytics software and solutions for both corporate and investment professionals.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. "
target: EDGAR Online Inc.
EDGAR Online provides financial data, analytics and disclosure management solutions to help corporations and institutional investors facilitate compliance and management of regulatory disclosure filings.
price ($mm)[EV]
$73 [$71]
rev ($mm)
$31
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/1/2010 via Market Wire

Harte-Hanks, Inc., acquired Information Arts Ltd

synopsis: Harte-Hanks, Inc. announced that it acquired Information Arts (UK) Limited. Information Arts, based in High Wycombe in the United Kingdom, is a provider of data-driven marketing insight to business-to-business marketers across Europe -- and increasingly across the globe.
buyer: Harte-Hanks, Inc. (NYSE:HHS:$394.15)
Harte-Hanks® is a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company that provides multichannel direct and digital marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to a wide range of local, regional, national and international consumer and business-to-business marketers. "
target: Information Arts Ltd
Information Arts is the leader of insight-led business-to-business relationship marketing in Europe. Information Arts delivers a range of insight, data and database solutions within a high added value service to clients.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 8/3/2010 via

Altegrity, acquired Kroll Inc.

synopsis: Altegrity, Inc., an industry-leading provider of information solutions to its clients around the world in the areas of screening, risk analysis, and security solutions, and Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., the global professional services firm, announced the completion of the acquisition of Kroll Inc. by Altegrity.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Altegrity
Altegrity is the largest commercial provider of background investigations for the government; a global commercial employment background and drug screening supplier to more than 25 percent of the Fortune 500; one of the principal providers of data services to the insurance industry. "
target parent: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
target: Kroll Inc.
Kroll is the world’s foremost independent risk consulting company. For more than 30 years, Kroll has helped companies, government agencies and individuals reduce their exposure to risk and capitalize on business opportunities.
price ($mm)
$1,130
rev ($mm)
$667
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/15/2007 via Company Description

MergerMarket, acquired Infinata, Inc.

synopsis: In September 2007, Mergermarket acquired Infinata, an information solutions and marketing analytics provider to the global financial service, life science, and high technology industries.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: MergerMarket
MergerMarket, part of Pearson's Financial Times Group, is an unparalleled, independent M&A intelligence tool used by the world's foremost financial institutions to originate deals. It provides proprietary intelligence on potential deal flow, potential mandates and valuations. "
target: Infinata, Inc.
Infinata is an innovative provider of information solutions and marketing analytics to the global financial service, life science, and high-tech industries. Our information suites include: BioPharm Insight, High Net Worth Insight, and Corporate Tracker.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/22/2007 via BusinessWire

TFC, Inc., acquired Database Marketing Solutions

synopsis: Nationally-recognized marketing service provider, TFC, Inc., today announced the acquisition of Database Marketing Solutions, a leading database marketing consultancy based in Los Gatos, California, with a client base of Fortune 1000 companies.
buyer: TFC, Inc.
TFC is a nationally recognized marketing services provider to Fortune 1000 companies. The company melds strategic insights and industry expertise to deliver effective marketing and sales enablement programs. "
target: Database Marketing Solutions
Database Marketing Solutions has completed hundreds of database marketing projects with results that are real and measurable: Increased response rates and revenue streams, richer cross-sell and up-sell opportunities, greater profits-per-customer improved productivity and stronger customer loyalty.
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Zoom Information
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.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$590.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$167.70
EBIT ($mm)
$136.40
Net Income ($mm)
$42.90
Employees
1747
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Ticker: CSGP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CoStar Group
CoStar Group
CoStar Group is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. Founded in 1987, CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,808.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$467.46
EBIT ($mm)
$334.24
Net Income ($mm)
$229.34
Employees
4752
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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
2021
rev ($mm)
$445.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$47.61
EBIT ($mm)
$40.43
Net Income ($mm)
$29.65
Employees
1102
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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: OM:KAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Karnov Group AB
Karnov Group AB
The Karnov Group serves leading legal, tax and accounting professionals in Sweden and Denmark with online research solutions, continued legal education, and decision support tools for improved client advisory, and continuously invests in new technology.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$95.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$34.39
EBIT ($mm)
$16.15
Net Income ($mm)
$12.09
Employees
280
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Ticker: TSE:3966
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uzabase
Uzabase
UZABASE, Inc. provides industry and corporate information database services primarily in Japan. The company operates SPEEDA, an information platform, which offers comprehensive company and industry analysis for business professionals. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$45.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.19
EBIT ($mm)
$5.72
Net Income ($mm)
$3.93
Employees
241
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Ticker: OTCPK:FBSE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fastbase Inc.
Fastbase Inc.
Fastbase is a web and database analytics company that offers a growing suite of tools to support B2B marketing and sales. The Fastbase platform gathers and displays detailed information on website visitors, including the name of the company and the contact information of company employees.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: ZAO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zaio Corporation
Zaio Corporation
Zaio is the only known company in the world that develops and maintains a site-verified database of photos, valuations and property information of virtually every property in entire cities, using a proprietary "GeoScore" property rating system.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.58)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: GSPH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Geospatial Corporation
Geospatial Corporation
Geospatial Corporation utilizes integrated technologies to determine the accurate location and position of underground pipelines, conduits and other underground infrastructure data allowing Geospatial to create accurate (3D) three-dimensional digital maps and models of underground infrastructure.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$0.50
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.18)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
60
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Ticker: SZSE:002315
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Focus Technology Co., Ltd.
Focus Technology Co., Ltd.
Focus Technology Co., Ltd. is the business-to-business e-commerce innovator and leader in China. It has been helping small and medium-sized enterprises conduct global trade. It operates Made-in-China who provides selling and buying information for both China suppliers and global buyers.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$79.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.75)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.11)
Net Income ($mm)
$18.58
Employees
1855
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Infomedia Limited
Infomedia Limited
Infomedia is a leading supplier of information solutions to the parts and service sector of the global automotive industry. Infomedia’s business solutions are currently used each business day by over 150,000 dealership personnel. They are produced in over 30 languages and at work in 186 countries.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$52.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$11.76
EBIT ($mm)
$11.25
Net Income ($mm)
$9.34
Employees
250
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Ticker: AVCS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
American Vantage Cos
American Vantage Cos
American Vantage Companies provides online services to information technology professionals, companies and recruiters. The company flagship intends to be a resume and job posting database with advanced search capabilities with many value-added feature. The comapny has 17 subsidiaries.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$0.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.23)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.29)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: BIT:CERV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cerved Group SpA
Cerved Group SpA
Cerved is a leading Information Provider in Italy and one of the major rating agencies in Europe. Cerved is the Italian leader in credit risk analysis and the top independent market player for credit management.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$477.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$201.85
EBIT ($mm)
$143.63
Net Income ($mm)
$69.91
Employees
1992
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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)
$1,591.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$538.52
EBIT ($mm)
$474.04
Net Income ($mm)
$399.59
Employees
10892
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Ticker: TSE:3966
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uzabase
Uzabase
UZABASE, Inc. provides industry and corporate information database services primarily in Japan. The company operates SPEEDA, an information platform, which offers comprehensive company and industry analysis for business professionals. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$45.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.19
EBIT ($mm)
$5.72
Net Income ($mm)
$3.93
Employees
241
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:VRSK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,946.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,319.50
EBIT ($mm)
$1,059.90
Net Income ($mm)
$700.50
Employees
8960
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Ticker: OM:KAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Karnov Group AB
Karnov Group AB
The Karnov Group serves leading legal, tax and accounting professionals in Sweden and Denmark with online research solutions, continued legal education, and decision support tools for improved client advisory, and continuously invests in new technology.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$95.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$34.39
EBIT ($mm)
$16.15
Net Income ($mm)
$12.09
Employees
280
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Ticker: OTCPK:FBSE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fastbase Inc.
Fastbase Inc.
Fastbase is a web and database analytics company that offers a growing suite of tools to support B2B marketing and sales. The Fastbase platform gathers and displays detailed information on website visitors, including the name of the company and the contact information of company employees.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:EXPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Experian plc
Experian plc
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5,171.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,563.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,228.00
Net Income ($mm)
$656.00
Employees
17800
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Ticker: TRU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TransUnion LLC
TransUnion LLC
As a global leader in information and risk management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. TransUnion delivers high quality data and integrates advanced analytics and enhanced decision-making capabilities.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,009.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,116.90
EBIT ($mm)
$733.80
Net Income ($mm)
$471.40
Employees
8200
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Ticker: 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: BIT:CERV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cerved Group SpA
Cerved Group SpA
Cerved is a leading Information Provider in Italy and one of the major rating agencies in Europe. Cerved is the Italian leader in credit risk analysis and the top independent market player for credit management.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$477.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$201.85
EBIT ($mm)
$143.63
Net Income ($mm)
$69.91
Employees
1992
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Ticker: NYSE:EFX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equifax, Inc.
Equifax, Inc.
Equifax is a global leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions that provide businesses of all sizes and consumers with insight and information they can trust. Equifax organizes and assimilates data on more than 600 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$4,634.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,446.30
EBIT ($mm)
$1,002.70
Net Income ($mm)
$719.70
Employees
11400
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Ticker: BOVESPA:BOAS3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boa Vista SCPC
Boa Vista SCPC
Boa Vista SCPC is the second largest credit bureau in Brazil. Boa Vista SCPC serves over 1.2 million direct and indirect customers and processes over 7 million credit inquiries per day. They provide instant and reliable support to companies in all stages of the business cycle.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$114.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$47.01
EBIT ($mm)
$20.18
Net Income ($mm)
$3.13
Employees
700
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Ticker: BSE:532835
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ICRA Limited
ICRA Limited operates as a credit rating agency in India. The company provides consulting services, including strategy, risk management, regulatory economics, transaction advisory, and process re-engineering services to banks and more.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$50.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.92
EBIT ($mm)
$13.75
Net Income ($mm)
$11.40
Employees
62
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Ticker: SZSE:002315
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Focus Technology Co., Ltd.
Focus Technology Co., Ltd.
Focus Technology Co., Ltd. is the business-to-business e-commerce innovator and leader in China. It has been helping small and medium-sized enterprises conduct global trade. It operates Made-in-China who provides selling and buying information for both China suppliers and global buyers.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$79.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.75)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.11)
Net Income ($mm)
$18.58
Employees
1855
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Ticker: AVCS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
American Vantage Cos
American Vantage Cos
American Vantage Companies provides online services to information technology professionals, companies and recruiters. The company flagship intends to be a resume and job posting database with advanced search capabilities with many value-added feature. The comapny has 17 subsidiaries.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$0.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.23)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.29)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: NasdaqGM:COGT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cogint, Inc.
Cogint, Inc.
Cogint is a data and analytics company providing cloud-based, mission-critical information and performance marketing solutions to enterprises in a variety of industries. They transform data into intelligence utilizing their proprietary technology platforms to solve complex problems for clients.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$210.16
EBITDA ($mm)
($14.55)
EBIT ($mm)
($28.45)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
200
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lombardi Media Corporation
Lombardi Media Corporation is a publishing and direct marketing company. The Corporation publishes consumer newsletters, books and information databases in print and on-line format for approximately 250,000 customers.
year
2001
rev ($mm)
$16.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.00
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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