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closed 8/8/2006 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired Mergermarket Group

synopsis: Pearson, the international education and information company, today announced the acquisition of the Mergermarket Group for £101m (net of cash retained in the business). Mergermarket is a highly customer-focused financial information company which combines historical news and data with proprietary, forward-looking insights and intelligence.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson plc
The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business newspapers, which is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing extensive news, comment and analysis, the newspaper is printed in 19 cities across the globe. "
target: Mergermarket Group
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.
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closed 5/13/2019 via BusinessWire

Ion Group, acquired Acuris

synopsis: Funds advised by BC Partners announced the sale of a majority stake in Acuris, a global provider of proprietary financial intelligence, data and analytics, to ION Investment Group, a company that provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments and corporations.
buyer: Ion Group
Based in Ireland, ION provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments and corporations. They design solutions that improve decision-making, simplify complex processes, and empower people. "
target parent: BC Partners
target: Acuris
Acuris provides proprietary, actionable intelligence, data and analytics to the world's principal advisory firms, investment banks, law firms, hedge funds, private equity firms and corporates.
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closed 11/29/2013 via Bloomberg

BC Partners, acquired MergerMarket Group

synopsis: BC Partners, a London-based private-equity firm, agreed to buy financial-data provider Mergermarket Group from Pearson Plc. Mergermarket Group controls brands such as Mergermarket, Debtwire, DealReporter, Infinata, Wealthmonitor, and Xtract Research.
buyer: BC Partners
BC Partners is a leading private equity firm that has played an active role in the development of the European buy-out market for over 25 years. BC Partners principally invests in Europe, acquiring and developing European and multinational businesses to create value in partnership with management. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: MergerMarket Group
The Mergermarket Group is a media company which provides the advisory, corporate and financial communities with forward-looking intelligence, analysis and data. They control brands such as Mergermarket, Debtwire, DealReporter, Infinata, Wealthmonitor, and Xtract Research.
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$163
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closed 9/3/2012 via Reuters

CCH Incorporated, acquired BSI Media

synopsis: Global tax authority Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announced it has acquired the assets of BSI Media, a leading provider of timely international tax, legal, business and investment information. BSI Media will become part of CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: CCH Incorporated
CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, is the leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services for professionals. CCH is part of the global tax and accounting leader, Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting. "
target: BSI Media
BSI Media publishes some of the most respected internet publications in the fields of business, tax, law and investment. They've been publishing quality content since 1992, and quickly made the transition from print to digital publishing in the late 1990s.
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closed 8/6/2019 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: CFRA, one of the world’s largest providers of independent research, announced that it has acquired First Bridge Data LLC, a company that provides institutional quality data and analytics on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that saves time on research and generates insight.
buyer: Center for Financial Research and Analysis
CFRA (Center for Financial Research and Analysis) is the world’s largest provider of institutional-grade independent equity research. Through fundamental equity and fund research, CFRA empowers investment professionals, advisors and risk managers with actionable ideas and proven results. "
target: First Bridge Data LLC
First Bridge provides institutional quality data & analytics on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that saves time on research and generates insight.
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closed 10/2/2013 via Company Press Release

Euromoney, purchased Quantitative Techniques from HSBC

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor confirmed the completion of its acquisition of HSBC's Quantitative Techniques (QT) operation. Quantitative Techniques was HSBC's purchase index calculation service and will be rebranded as Euromoney Indices.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Euromoney (LSE:ERM:$430.13)
Euromoney Institutional Investor is the international publishing, events and electronic information group, delivering business information to the finance, law, energy and transport sectors. Its online store offers a full range of magazines, journals, newsletters, text books, and more. "
seller: HSBC (LSE:HSBA:$51,666.00)
HSBC's Quantitative Techniques (QT) specializes in providing expertise and products direct to clients in the areas of Index Fund Advisory Services, HSBC Indices, Benchmarking and Custom Indices, Data Products, and Quantitative Analysis. QT’s database contains over 68,000 equities.
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closed 5/2/2013 via BNC Analysis

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Morningstar Sweden AB

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc. has acquired its remaining ownership interest in Morningstar Sweden AB from Stadsporten Citygate AB and two private investors. Morningstar acquired its remaining 76% ownership stake, having 100% ownership. Morningstar is a leading global provider of independent investment information.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. "
target parent: Stadsporten Citygate AB
target: Morningstar Sweden AB
Morningstar Sweden serves more than 200 clients in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland and provides complete data on more than 2,000 domiciled mutual funds and 20,000 funds registered for sale in the local markets. Morningstar has 25 employees based in Stockholm.
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closed 4/22/2013 via PR Newswire

The Deal LLC, purchased Newsletters and Database from DealFlow Media, Inc.

synopsis: TheStreet, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of The DealFlow Report, The Life Settlements Report and the PrivateRaise database from DealFlow Media, Inc. These newsletters and databases, and the employees providing their content, will be incorporated into TheStreet's institutional platform, The Deal.
buyer parent: TheStreet, Inc.
buyer: The Deal LLC
The Deal, LLC reports, analyzes, and disseminates business and financial news on the deal economy. The company offers a range print and electronic products and services for readers and advertisers, as well as conducts an annual event covering the deal economy. "
seller: DealFlow Media, Inc.
The DealFlow Report is a subscription service covering small cap equity finance and The Life Settlements Report provides news and analysis on the secondary market for life insurance settlements. The PrivateRaise database provides users with a comprehensive history of small cap equity transactions.
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closed 12/17/2008 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Tenfore Systems, Ltd.

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc. announced it has acquired Tenfore Systems Limited, a global provider of real- time market data and financial data workstations based in the United Kingdom, for 13.5 million pounds sterling in cash, or approximately U.S.$21.0 million, subject to post-closing adjustments.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Tenfore Systems, Ltd.
Tenfore Systems provides financial market data and technology solutions to financial services communities. It offers a range of data feeds and feed formats, including interactive, snapshot, and end of day data feeds that deliver financial data covering equity, derivative, and treasury markets.
price ($mm)
$22
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$19
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closed 12/29/2008 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired InvestData Pty Ltd

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of the business operations of InvestData (Proprietary) Limited, a leading provider of fund information in South Africa. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: InvestData Pty Ltd
InvestData (Proprietary) Limited is a leading provider of fund information in South Africa. We are dedicated to the collection, collation and distribution of extensive and detailed information relating to the collective investment scheme industries of Southern Africa.
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closed 7/18/2008 via PR Newswire

Carousel Capital Co., acquired Mergent, Inc.

synopsis: Carousel Capital announced its acquisition, in partnership with company management, of Mergent, Inc., a leading provider of critical business and financial data on global publicly listed and private companies. Mergent provides data to reference libraries, business informatics providers and investment professionals around the globe.
buyer: Carousel Capital Co.
Carousel Capital is a private investment firm that invests in companies located in the Southeastern United States. Carousel's investor base includes institutional investors and an elite group of more than 100 current and former CEOs with significant operating experience. "
target parent: Xinhua Finance Limited
target: Mergent, Inc.
Mergent operates the longest continuously collected database of: descriptive and fundamental information on domestic and international companies; pricing and terms and conditions data on fixed income and equity securities; and corporate event data.
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closed 8/4/2008 via BusinessWire

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

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

Interfax Information Services Group, will acquire Finmarket Information Agency

synopsis: The Interfax International Information Services Group has agreed to purchase 90% of the shares of the Finmarket information agency, one of the leading Russian suppliers of financial and economic information, and plans to complete the deal by the end of the second quarter of 2007.
buyer: Interfax Information Services Group
Interfax Information Service Group creates information products and means of communication essential for decision-making in politics and business. "
target: Finmarket Information Agency
Finmarket Information Agency provides financial, stock exchange, and economic information. It gives the operative information on the Russian financial markets, economic and financial news, currency rates, quotations of securities, promissory notes, and real-time quotes.
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closed 3/16/2007 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Standard & Poor's Funds Data

synopsis: Standard & Poor's, the world's foremost provider of financial market intelligence including independent credit ratings, indices, investment research, risk evaluation, and information services, has completed the previously announced sale of its mutual fund data business to Morningstar, Inc.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Standard & Poor's Funds Data
Standard & Poor's fund data business consists of data and products covering more than 135,000 managed investment vehicles, including mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), hedge funds, and offshore funds.
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closed 6/3/2004 via PR Newswire

Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc., acquired BARRA, Inc.

synopsis: Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc. and Barra, Inc. announced that the acquisition of Barra, Inc. by Morgan Stanley MWD, the majority stockholder of MSCI, was completed. Barra's operations will be combined with MSCI to form MSCI Barra.
buyer: Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc.
Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc. is a leading provider of equity, fixed income and hedge fund indices and related products and services. Close to 2,000 organizations worldwide currently use MSCI indices. MSCI estimates that over USD 3 trillion is benchmarked to its indices on a worldwide b "
target: BARRA, Inc. (MSCI:$1,476.56)
Barra is a global leader in delivering risk management systems and services to managers of portfolio and firm-wide investment risk. Since its inception in 1975, Barra's single vision -- to empower its clients to make strategic investment decisions -- has made Barra the industry standard in investmen
price ($mm)
$568
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$150
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$51
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11.2x
announced 6/8/2018 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint, will acquire PEI Media

synopsis: Bridgepoint, an international private equity group, will acquire a majority stake in PEI Media, the global provider of insight, market-data and business conferences for professionals active in alternative asset class investment. PEI also publishes a portfolio of websites and associated magazines to deliver both breaking news and in-depth analysis.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is an international private equity group focused on acquiring middle market companies in attractive markets with the potential to grow organically or through acquisition. it focuses on acquiring well managed companies in sectors with the potential to grow through acquisition. "
target: PEI Media
PEI has developed a portfolio of globally recognised publications, databases and branded events focused exclusively on alternative asset finance and investment. Its products and services sit at the heart of the fast-growing markets of private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt.
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closed 9/30/2015 via Company Press Release

LDC Limited, acquired PEI Media

synopsis: LDC has backed the management buyout of PEI Media Group Ltd (“PEI”), one of the world’s leading alternative assets information groups. PEI has developed a portfolio of globally recognised publications, databases and branded events focused exclusively on alternative asset finance and investment.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
Established in 1981 LDC (Lloyds Development Capital) is a leading player in the UK private equity mid-market and supports management buy-outs, institutional buy-outs and development capital (replacement, expansion and acquisition) transactions. "
target: PEI Media
PEI has developed a portfolio of globally recognised publications, databases and branded events focused exclusively on alternative asset finance and investment. Its products and services sit at the heart of the fast-growing markets of private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt.
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closed 9/23/2015 via Company Press Release

MergerMarket Group, acquired AVCJ and Unquote

synopsis: Incisive Media sells AVCJ and Unquote to Mergermarket. AVCJ and Unquote are leading sources of information on private equity and venture capital deals and fundraising activity. The brands represent a complementary extension to the Mergermarket Group suite of products.
buyer parent: BC Partners
buyer: MergerMarket Group
Mergermarket is a business development tool designed specifically for the M&A sector, providing proprietary intelligence and analysis on corporate strategy before that strategy becomes public knowledge. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: AVCJ and Unquote
AVCJ is a leading source of information on Asian private equity and venture capital activity. Unquote is a comprehensive provider of private equity and venture capital data, events and intelligence.
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closed 9/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lyceum Capital, acquired Style Research

synopsis: Robert Schwob, a popular figure in the asset management world, has sold majority control of Style Research, his asset management data provider, to mid-market private equity firm Lyceum Capital. Style Research is the leading independent provider of global investment research and portfolio analysis applications.
buyer: Lyceum Capital
Lyceum Capital partners with entrepreneurial management teams and unlocks growth potential by providing capital, operations and development support and help with targeted acquisitions. Lyceum typically invests between £5m and £50m of equity in fast-growing, UK-headquartered, mid-sized businesses. "
target: Style Research
Style Research is the leading independent provider of global investment research and portfolio analysis applications. The services are delivered on a SaaS-based platform that supports a range of devices.
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announced 6/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Bulgaria On Air, will acquire Investor.BG PLC

synopsis: Media company Bulgaria On Air placed a buyout offer for the 51% stake in business news portal Investor.bg. Investor.BG PLC develops online databases for Bulgarian companies. It provides financial information, such as quotations, graphics of traded stocks, ratios, news, analyses, and reports.
buyer: Bulgaria On Air
Bulgaria On Air offers television and radio broadcasting services. The company is based in Bulgaria. "
target: Investor.BG PLC
Investor.BG PLC develops online databases for Bulgarian companies. It provides financial information, such as quotations, graphics of traded stocks, ratios, news, analyses, and reports.
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closed 5/13/2019 via BusinessWire

Ion Group, acquired Acuris

synopsis: Funds advised by BC Partners announced the sale of a majority stake in Acuris, a global provider of proprietary financial intelligence, data and analytics, to ION Investment Group, a company that provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments and corporations.
buyer: Ion Group
Based in Ireland, ION provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments and corporations. They design solutions that improve decision-making, simplify complex processes, and empower people. "
target parent: BC Partners
target: Acuris
Acuris provides proprietary, actionable intelligence, data and analytics to the world's principal advisory firms, investment banks, law firms, hedge funds, private equity firms and corporates.
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closed 6/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Acuris, acquired SparkSpread

synopsis: Acuris, the BC Partners and GIC-backed provider of global data, intelligence, research and analysis has acquired SparkSpread, a specialist online news service providing exclusive intelligence on M&A and financing in the global energy industry.
buyer parent: BC Partners
buyer: Acuris
Acuris powers business growth for financial and professional services firms. Through subscription-based digital services and a wide range of industry-leading events, they provide unique, high-value content that enables their customers to make the decisions based on high quality research & analysis. "
target: SparkSpread
SparkSpread is a specialist online news service providing exclusive intelligence on M&A and financing in the global energy industry. SparkSpread has become recognized as a premier source for energy financing, trading and M&A intelligence.
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closed 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

MergerMarket Group, acquired TIM Group

synopsis: Mergermarket Group, a BC Partners portfolio company, announced that it has acquired TIM Group. Established in 2002 and headquartered in London, TIM Group specialises in the electronic delivery of equity trade ideas and investment recommendations through its independent distribution platform.
buyer parent: BC Partners
buyer: MergerMarket Group
Mergermarket Group is a global media company providing investment banks, advisory professionals, fund managers, private equity firms, industry and corporate professionals with forward-looking intelligence, analysis and data. "
target: TIM Group
TIM Group connects financial industry professionals with its proprietary network and technology, revolutionizing how investment advice is distributed, analysed and monetized. TIM Group network analyses and measures trade idea performance, facilitating compliance in line with MiFID II requirements.
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closed 1/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

MergerMarket Group, acquired Creditflux

synopsis: Mergermarket Group, a global media company providing the financial industry with forward-looking intelligence, analysis and data, has acquired Creditflux, a provider of intelligence, analysis, data and events covering CLO and credit fund pricing, investments, trading and returns.
buyer parent: BC Partners
buyer: MergerMarket Group
Mergermarket Group is a global media company providing investment banks, advisory professionals, fund managers, private equity firms, industry and corporate professionals with forward-looking intelligence, analysis and data. "
target: Creditflux
Creditflux is the leading independent information source worldwide for the rapidly evolving credit trading and investment market. They publish a monthly newsletter, online daily news and comprehensive databases of CLOs and credit fund returns.
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closed 11/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

MergerMarket Group, acquired C6 Intelligence Information Systems Limited

synopsis: Mergermarket Group, a BC Partners portfolio company, announced that it has acquired C6 Intelligence. Headquartered in the UK, C6 is a provider of global risk intelligence and data. C6 is a trusted provider of intelligence in the field of customer due diligence covering know-your-client (KYC) checks and also has a unique fraud intelligence database.
buyer parent: BC Partners
buyer: MergerMarket Group
Mergermarket Group is a global media company providing investment banks, advisory professionals, fund managers, private equity firms, industry and corporate professionals with forward-looking intelligence, analysis and data. "
target: C6 Intelligence Information Systems Limited
C6 Intelligence provides actionable data that helps businesses all over the world manage risk. The company is a trusted provider of data and intelligence in the field of customer due diligence covering know-your-client (KYC) checks, ongoing monitoring, and enhanced due diligence (EDD).
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closed 9/23/2015 via Company Press Release

MergerMarket Group, acquired AVCJ and Unquote

synopsis: Incisive Media sells AVCJ and Unquote to Mergermarket. AVCJ and Unquote are leading sources of information on private equity and venture capital deals and fundraising activity. The brands represent a complementary extension to the Mergermarket Group suite of products.
buyer parent: BC Partners
buyer: MergerMarket Group
Mergermarket is a business development tool designed specifically for the M&A sector, providing proprietary intelligence and analysis on corporate strategy before that strategy becomes public knowledge. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: AVCJ and Unquote
AVCJ is a leading source of information on Asian private equity and venture capital activity. Unquote is a comprehensive provider of private equity and venture capital data, events and intelligence.
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closed 7/30/2014 via PE Hub

MergerMarket Group, acquired The Law Report Group

synopsis: Mergermarket Group, which is backed by BC Partners, has acquired The Law Report Group. The Law Report Group publishes The Hedge Fund Law Report and The FCPA Report the leading information resources focused on, respectively, investment management law and regulation and global anti-bribery compliance.
buyer parent: BC Partners
buyer: MergerMarket Group
The Mergermarket Group is a media company which provides the advisory, corporate and financial communities with forward-looking intelligence, analysis and data. They control brands such as Mergermarket, Debtwire, DealReporter, Infinata, Wealthmonitor, and Xtract Research. "
target: The Law Report Group
The Law Report Group publishes The Hedge Fund Law Report and The FCPA Report the leading information resources focused on, respectively, investment management law and regulation and global anti-bribery compliance.
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closed 11/29/2013 via Bloomberg

BC Partners, acquired MergerMarket Group

synopsis: BC Partners, a London-based private-equity firm, agreed to buy financial-data provider Mergermarket Group from Pearson Plc. Mergermarket Group controls brands such as Mergermarket, Debtwire, DealReporter, Infinata, Wealthmonitor, and Xtract Research.
buyer: BC Partners
BC Partners is a leading private equity firm that has played an active role in the development of the European buy-out market for over 25 years. BC Partners principally invests in Europe, acquiring and developing European and multinational businesses to create value in partnership with management. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: MergerMarket Group
The Mergermarket Group is a media company which provides the advisory, corporate and financial communities with forward-looking intelligence, analysis and data. They control brands such as Mergermarket, Debtwire, DealReporter, Infinata, Wealthmonitor, and Xtract Research.
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$626
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$163
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closed 4/4/2013 via PR Newswire

Intralinks Holdings, Inc., acquired MergerID

synopsis: Intralinks® Holdings, Inc., a leading, global SaaS provider of inter-enterprise content management and collaboration solutions, announced the acquisition of London-based MergerID, leading online deal sourcing platforms for the mergers and acquisitions industry.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Intralinks Holdings, Inc.
Intralinks Holdings, Inc. is a global technology provider of inter-enterprise content management and collaboration solutions. Intralinks' solutions are designed to enable the secure and compliant exchange, control, & management of information between organizations when working through the firewall. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: MergerID
Based in London, MergerID is a powerful and innovative deal sourcing tool that was designed to fulfill the middle market’s need for an online M&A platform that brings together qualified M&A professionals from around the world with matching deal criteria.
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closed 9/14/2012 via BNC Analysis

MergerMarket, acquired Inframation Group

synopsis: Investor intelligence publisher Mergermarket has acquired Inframation Group, which provides information to the global infrastructure finance community, through a combination of news, market intelligence, research, and industry data.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: MergerMarket
MergerMarket 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 via the world's largest group of M&A journalists and analysts. "
target: Inframation Group
Established in 2002, The Inframation Group provides real-time news, market intelligence, research and data that enables individuals and companies working in infrastructure finance to gain a competitive business advantage.
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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.
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closed 8/8/2006 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired Mergermarket Group

synopsis: Pearson, the international education and information company, today announced the acquisition of the Mergermarket Group for £101m (net of cash retained in the business). Mergermarket is a highly customer-focused financial information company which combines historical news and data with proprietary, forward-looking insights and intelligence.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson plc
The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business newspapers, which is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing extensive news, comment and analysis, the newspaper is printed in 19 cities across the globe. "
target: Mergermarket Group
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.
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closed 3/6/2019 via Financial Times

The Financial Times Ltd, acquired The Next Web

synopsis: The Financial Times has acquired a controlling stake in TNW (The Next Web), an events and media company with a focus on new technology and startups in Europe.
buyer parent: Nikkei Inc.
buyer: The Financial Times Ltd
The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of 985,000, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. "
target: The Next Web
The Next Web or TNW is a global digital brand that informs, inspires and connects people who love tech, through media, events, and services. Primarily known for its media outlet thenextweb.com and award-winning tech event TNW Conference,
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closed 7/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Frankfurt Business Media, acquired Deutsche Pensions & Investmentnachrichten

synopsis: Frankfurt Business Media, a German publisher that focuses on business and finance, has acquired Deutsche Pensions & Investmentnachrichten (dpn) from the Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations. dpn is a bimonthly German magazine for institutional investors and occupational pensions.
buyer: Frankfurt Business Media
Founded in 2001, Frankfurt Business Media is a German publisher that focuses on business and finance. The company publishes magazines and newspapers for chief financial officers, treasurers, financial advisers, managing directors, founders, HR managers, and more. "
target parent: Nikkei Inc.
target: Deutsche Pensions & Investmentnachrichten
Deutsche Pensions & Investmentnachrichten (dpn) is a bimonthly German magazine for institutional investors and occupational pensions. dpn provides information about new market opportunities and investment trends. It also provides research and statistics about the investment and pension markets.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/4/2017 via Company Press Release

The Financial Times Ltd, acquired GIS Planning Inc.

synopsis: The Financial Times announces the acquisition of GIS Planning, a San Francisco-based internet technology company providing organisations with data and intelligence on foreign direct investment (FDI) and economic development in North America.
buyer parent: Nikkei Inc.
buyer: The Financial Times Ltd
The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 793,000. "
target: GIS Planning Inc.
GIS Planning is the world leader in online economic development solutions. GIS Planning’s software provides real estate, demographic, and industry data to help businesses and site selection professionals select optimal geographic locations through powerful online mapping analysis.
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closed 6/16/2016 via Company Press Release

The Financial Times Ltd, acquired The Alpha Grid

synopsis: The Financial Times has acquired a controlling stake in Alpha Grid, a London-based media company specialising in the development and production of quality branded content across a range of channels, including broadcast, video, digital, social and events.
buyer parent: Nikkei Inc.
buyer: The Financial Times Ltd
The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 793,000. "
target: The Alpha Grid
Alpha Grid is a media company specialising in delivering multiplatform content to the intellectually curious – from senior decision-makers to ambitious millennials. They’re about quality content, high-level audiences, a global outlook, a journalistic mindset and using smart content to grow business.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/30/2015 via Company Press Release

Nikkei Inc., acquired The Financial Times Ltd

synopsis: Nikkei Inc., the publisher of Japan's leading business daily, said that it has completed the acquisition of the Financial Times from Pearson, the U.K.-based education and publishing giant. The Financial Times is a newspaper known for its extensive global coverage of economic news.
buyer: Nikkei Inc.
Nikkei Inc. acts as an operating holding company with newspaper businesses as a core. Group operations range from books, magazines to digital media, database service, broadcasting and other activities such as economic/cultural events. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: The Financial Times Ltd
The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business newspapers, which is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing extensive news, comment and analysis, the newspaper is printed in 19 cities across the globe.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,310 [$1,281]
rev ($mm)
$521
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/29/2013 via Bloomberg

BC Partners, acquired MergerMarket Group

synopsis: BC Partners, a London-based private-equity firm, agreed to buy financial-data provider Mergermarket Group from Pearson Plc. Mergermarket Group controls brands such as Mergermarket, Debtwire, DealReporter, Infinata, Wealthmonitor, and Xtract Research.
buyer: BC Partners
BC Partners is a leading private equity firm that has played an active role in the development of the European buy-out market for over 25 years. BC Partners principally invests in Europe, acquiring and developing European and multinational businesses to create value in partnership with management. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: MergerMarket Group
The Mergermarket Group is a media company which provides the advisory, corporate and financial communities with forward-looking intelligence, analysis and data. They control brands such as Mergermarket, Debtwire, DealReporter, Infinata, Wealthmonitor, and Xtract Research.
price ($mm)
$626
rev ($mm)
$163
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.8x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/15/2013 via Bloomberg

Times Media Group Limited, will acquire BDFM Publishers Ltd

synopsis: Pearson Plc (PSON), which owns the Financial Times newspaper, has agreed to sell its 50 percent stake in publisher BDFM Publishers Ltd. to South Africa’s Times Media Group Ltd. (TMG), the Johannesburg-based company. BDFM Publishers (Pty) Ltd publishes and distributes newspaper and business magazines in South Africa.
buyer: Times Media Group Limited (TMG:SJ:$345.68)
Times Media Group Limited (TMG) is the holding company that owns leading South Africa media and entertainment assets, boasting prominent brands, innovative content, delivered across a variety of channels. These assets are housed in the operating company Times Media (Pty) Ltd. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: BDFM Publishers Ltd
BDFM Publishers (Pty) Ltd publishes and distributes newspaper and business magazines. The company offers its publications under Business Day, The Weekender, and Financial Mail brand names. Additionally, it prints management books.
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closed 7/30/2010 via BusinessWire

Silver Lake Partners, Warburg Pincus, acquired Interactive Data Corporation

synopsis: Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions, announced the completion of its acquisition by investment funds managed by Silver Lake and Warburg Pincus.
buyer: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Silver Lake Partners
Investment funds managed by Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm and Silver Lake, a global investment firm focused on technology, technology-enabled and related growth industries. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Interactive Data Corporation
Interactive Data Corporation is a leading global provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,245 [$2,946]
rev ($mm)
$768
EBITDA ($mm)
$267
EV / rev
3.8x
EV / EBITDA
11.0x
closed 2/3/2010 via Reuters

The Financial Times Ltd, acquired Medley Global Advisors, LLC

synopsis: Pearson's Financial Times has bought Medley Global Advisors, a provider of macroeconomic intelligence to hedge funds and banks, as it shifts emphasis from advertising-funded publications to subscription services.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: The Financial Times Ltd
The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business newspapers, which is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing extensive news, comment and analysis, the newspaper is printed in 19 cities across the globe. "
target parent: Boston Ventures Management, Inc.
target: Medley Global Advisors, LLC
Medley Global Advisors is the leading provider of geopolitical and macroeconomic policy information serving a client base comprised of leading banks, asset managers, and hedge funds.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/3/2008 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired Money-Media

synopsis: Pearson, the international education and information company, today announces the acquisition of Money-Media, the US-based leader in online news and commentary for the money management industry, from Michael D. Griffin, Money-Media's sole voting shareholder and CEO.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson plc
The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business newspapers, which is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing extensive news, comment and analysis, the newspaper is printed in 19 cities across the globe. "
target: Money-Media
Money-Media, through its products Ignites, Fundfire, BoardIQ, Agenda and ODX, offers online services, publications and conferences. It provides news and analysis via email and its websites to mutual fund managers, institutional investors, high-net-worth individuals and company directors.
price ($mm)
$64
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/6/2007 via BNC Analysis

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, acquired Les Echos SA

synopsis: Pearson, publisher of the Financial Times, has sold its French business newspaper Les Echos to luxury goods group LVMH for €240m in cash.
buyer: LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA (ENXTPA:MC:$58,978.02)
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.A., is a French holding company and one of the world's largest luxury goods conglomerates. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Les Echos SA
Les Échos SA is the publisher of the first daily French financial newspaper.
price ($mm)
$394
rev ($mm)
$227
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/8/2006 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired Mergermarket Group

synopsis: Pearson, the international education and information company, today announced the acquisition of the Mergermarket Group for £101m (net of cash retained in the business). Mergermarket is a highly customer-focused financial information company which combines historical news and data with proprietary, forward-looking insights and intelligence.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson plc
The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business newspapers, which is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing extensive news, comment and analysis, the newspaper is printed in 19 cities across the globe. "
target: Mergermarket Group
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.
price ($mm)
$192
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 11/30/2015 via Company Press Release

Nikkei Inc., acquired The Financial Times Ltd

synopsis: Nikkei Inc., the publisher of Japan's leading business daily, said that it has completed the acquisition of the Financial Times from Pearson, the U.K.-based education and publishing giant. The Financial Times is a newspaper known for its extensive global coverage of economic news.
buyer: Nikkei Inc.
Nikkei Inc. acts as an operating holding company with newspaper businesses as a core. Group operations range from books, magazines to digital media, database service, broadcasting and other activities such as economic/cultural events. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: The Financial Times Ltd
The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business newspapers, which is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing extensive news, comment and analysis, the newspaper is printed in 19 cities across the globe.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,310 [$1,281]
rev ($mm)
$521
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/4/2013 via PE Hub

GateHouse Media, Inc., acquired Dow Jones Local Media Group

synopsis: News Corp announced that it has sold the Dow Jones Local Media Group, which operates 33 publications, including 8 daily and 15 weekly newspapers, to an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group LLC. The Local Media Group operations will be managed by GateHouse Media, Inc.
buyer parent: Fortress Investment Group LLC
buyer: GateHouse Media, Inc. (NEWM:$1,588.44)
GateHouse Media, Inc. is one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by number of daily publications. GateHouse Media now owns over 425 community publications located in 18 states across the country. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Dow Jones Local Media Group
Dow Jones Local Media Group operates print and online community media franchises in seven states including daily, Sunday and weekly newspapers, Internet sites, magazines and other news and advertising niche publications.
price ($mm)
$82
rev ($mm)
$162
EBITDA ($mm)
$27
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
3.0x
closed 11/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Manuel Arroyo-Rodriguez, acquired El Financiero

synopsis: Manuel Arroyo-Rodriguez, a businessman with extensive experience in the telecommunications industry and the owner of Comtelsat, assumed his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors of El Financiero, after acquiring this newspaper that specializes in economics and finance.
buyer: Manuel Arroyo-Rodriguez
Manuel Arroyo-Rodriguez is a businessman with extensive experience in the telecommunications industry. He is owner of Comtelsat. "
target: El Financiero
El Financiero is a newspaper in Mexico that specializes in economics and finance.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/30/2012 via Company Press Release

Dice Holdings, Inc., acquired FINS.com

synopsis: Dice Holdings Inc., a provider of specialized career-related websites, bought the assets of FINS.com, a career-resource site for financial professionals owned by Dow Jones & Co.
buyer parent: General Atlantic, LLC
buyer: Dice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DHX:$198.83)
Dice Holdings, Inc. is a leading provider of specialized career websites for professional communities, including technology and engineering, financial services, energy, healthcare, and security clearance. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: FINS.com
FINS.com is a resource for financial professionals with information about finance careers and the finance industry, launched in July 2009 by Dow Jones & Company, publisher of The Wall Street Journal.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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announced 2/10/2010 via Company Press Release

CME Group, will acquire Dow Jones Indexes

synopsis: CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and Dow Jones & Company announced that they have signed a definitive agreement in which CME Group will take a 90 percent ownership interest and Dow Jones will take a 10 percent ownership interest in a new joint venture that will own the Dow Jones Indexes.
buyer: CME Group (CME:$4,593.10)
CME Group is the leading equity index derivatives marketplace, offering futures and options on key benchmark indexes that cover the spectrum of small-, medium- and large-cap indexes in the U.S., Europe and Asia. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Dow Jones Indexes
Dow Jones Indexes is a leading full-service index provider that develops, maintains and licenses indexes for use as benchmarks and as the basis of investment products.
price ($mm)
$608*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/6/2007 via BNC Analysis

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, acquired Les Echos SA

synopsis: Pearson, publisher of the Financial Times, has sold its French business newspaper Les Echos to luxury goods group LVMH for €240m in cash.
buyer: LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA (ENXTPA:MC:$58,978.02)
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.A., is a French holding company and one of the world's largest luxury goods conglomerates. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Les Echos SA
Les Échos SA is the publisher of the first daily French financial newspaper.
price ($mm)
$394
rev ($mm)
$227
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/13/2007 via Company Press Release

News Corporation, acquired Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

synopsis: News Corporation announced the completion of its acquisition of Dow Jones & Co., Inc. pursuant to the previously announced merger agreement.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$8,720.00)
News Corporation is a diversified entertainment company with operations in eight industry segments: filmed entertainment; television; cable network programming; direct broadcast satellite television; magazines and inserts; newspapers; book publishing; and other. "
target: Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (:$1,769.69)
Dow Jones & Company is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5,196 [$5,684]
rev ($mm)
$1,861
EBITDA ($mm)
$291
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
19.8x
announced 11/25/2015 via BNC Analysis

Triboo Media, will acquire Brown Editore S.p.A.

synopsis: Triboo Media SpA has signed a binding agreement to acquire 100% of Brown Editore SpA, a publisher that specializes in the creation of content in the field of Finance and Economy. The company is based in Milan, Italy.
buyer: Triboo Media (BIT:TBM:$32.79)
The Triboo Media Group conducts advertising and publishing online through its subsidiaries Leonardo ADV Srl, Triboo Editorial Srl and HTML srl. "
target: Brown Editore S.p.A.
Brown Editore S.p.A. is a publisher that specializes in creating content in the Finance and Economy fields. It is based in Milan, Italy.
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/7/2008 via PR Newswire

Liberty Consulting LLC, acquired Focus Views

synopsis: Tradeshow Products Inc. announced the sale of Focus Views, its wholly owned subsidiary. Focus Views is principally in the financial service business, particularly in the maintenance and operation of an online financial publishing website.
buyer: Liberty Consulting LLC
Liberty Consulting LLC owns and maintains an online financial publishing website. "
target parent: Tradeshow Products Inc.
target: Focus Views
Focus Views is principally in the financial service business, particularly in the maintenance and operation of an online financial publishing website. The website will include original news and editorial content and unique user-friendly software applications along with streaming video.
price ($mm)
$0.17
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Ad Practitioners, acquired Money.com

synopsis: Ad Practitioners, LLC has acquired Money.com from Meredith Corporation. Money is a personal finance brand and website. Based in New York City, its articles cover the gamut of personal finance topics ranging from investing, saving, retirement and taxes to family finance issues like paying for college, credit, career and home improvement.
buyer: Ad Practitioners
Founded in 2016, 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 parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Money.com
Money is a personal finance brand and website. Money is based in New York City. Its articles cover the gamut of personal finance topics ranging from investing, saving, retirement and taxes to family finance issues like paying for college, credit, career and home improvement.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/21/2019 via Company Press Release

Financial Standard, acquired Money

synopsis: Rainmaker Group has acquired Money magazine from Bauer Media. Money will become Rainmaker's key consumer title under its media division which includes the flagship Financial Standard. Money was established in 1999 and is Australia's longest running and most read personal finance magazine.
buyer parent: Rainmaker Group
buyer: Financial Standard
The Financial Standard is the publishing division of Rainmaker Group focused on providing trade news, investment analysis and education for superannuation trustees, financial planners, researchers, consultants, investment managers, and professional investors. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Money
Money was established in 1999 and is Australia's longest running and most read personal finance magazine.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/28/2019 via BusinessWire

Dennis Publishing Limited, acquired Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.

synopsis: Dennis Publishing (Dennis), the leading international media group and publisher of The Week in the US and the UK, announces that it has acquired Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc. (Kiplinger), a market leader in business and personal finance information, in print and online.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Dennis Publishing Limited
Dennis Publishing Group comprises Dennis Publishing Ltd in the UK and The Week Publications Inc. in the US. Its portfolio of over 30 brands, operates in four areas of excellence: Current Affairs, Technology, Automotive and Lifestyle . "
target: Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.
Kiplinger Washington Editors (Kiplinger) is a market leader in business and personal finance information, in print and online. Kiplinger publishes the largest paid-subscription publications in several financial fields: business forecasting, taxes, retirement living and yield-oriented investing.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/29/2018 via Company Press Release

Ratehub.ca, acquired MoneySense Magazine

synopsis: Ratehub.ca, an online comparison platform for financial products in Canada, has acquired MoneySense from Rogers Media, a Canadian broadcasting company. MoneySense is an online personal finance and lifestyle magazine in Canada. MoneySense's articles provide readers with information on how to save, spend, earn, and invest their money.
buyer: Ratehub.ca
Ratehub.ca is an online comparison platform for mortgage rates, credit cards, deposits, and insurance offered by Canada’s major banks, neighbourhood credit unions, and brokers. They allow Canadians to compare thousands of rates from hundreds of providers with just a few easy clicks. "
target parent: Rogers Communications Inc.
target: MoneySense Magazine
Founded in 1999, MoneySense is an online personal finance and lifestyle magazine in Canada. Targeting both men and women, MoneySense's personal finance articles provide readers with information on how to save, spend, earn, and invest their money.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/16/2018 via Company Press Release

Sharing Technology Corporation, will acquire APEXY Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Sharing Technology, a provider of Sharing Place, a matching platform that connects users with service providers, has agreed to acquire Japan-based APEXY Co., Ltd. APEXY offers a website that publishes articles about how to save and make money. The company's articles include discussions about managing credit card debt and obtaining loans.
buyer: Sharing Technology Corporation (TSE:3989:$18.50)
Based in Japan, Sharing Technology offers Sharing Place, a lifestyle and business matching platform and call center that utilizes big data. Sharing Place connects and matches users who require specific services to service providers and businesses throughout Japan based on their request and location."
target: APEXY Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, APEXY Co., Ltd. owns and operates a website that publishes articles about how to save and make money. The company's articles include discussions about managing student and credit card debt, obtaining loans, and how to save money when moving.
price ($mm)
$1.29
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/7/2017 via Company Press Release

Dennis Publishing Limited, acquired MoneyWeek Ltd

synopsis: Dennis, one of the leading media companies in the UK, announced the acquisition of MoneyWeek Ltd., the UK’s best-selling financial magazine. MoneyWeek is aimed at upmarket, affluent consumers, and it has a superb reputation for independence, consumer focus and investment advice.
buyer: Dennis Publishing Limited
Dennis is one of the most dynamic media companies in the UK. As the 6th largest consumer magazine publisher, the company’s portfolio of over 30 brands operates in four areas of excellence: Current Affairs, Technology, Automotive and Lifestyle. "
target parent: The Agora
target: MoneyWeek Ltd
MoneyWeek is the UK’s best-selling financial magazine. Since its launch in 2000, the brand has developed a superb reputation for independence, consumer focus and investment advice. It offers intelligent, easy-to-read analysis of the financial news, with practical investment advice and share tips.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/4/2016 via PR Newswire

Eagle Financial Publications, acquired Retirement Watch

synopsis: Eagle Financial Publications, a publication that provides market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors, acquired Retirement Watch, a guide to safe, profitable retirement investing, new money-saving tax strategies and complete estate planning for a comfortable retirement.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Eagle Financial Publications
Eagle Financial Publications provides market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors from financial commentators as well as a stock screening website for dividend investors. "
target: Retirement Watch
Retirement Watch is a guide to safe, profitable retirement investing, new money-saving tax strategies and complete estate planning for a comfortable retirement. Retirement Watch was the first publication to cover all the financial aspects of retirement.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/12/2008 via Crain's BtoB

Sandow Media Corporation, acquired Worth Media, Inc.

synopsis: Manhattan-based Worth magazine has been sold to Sandow Media, according to its current publisher, CurtCo Media. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
buyer: Sandow Media Corporation
Sandow Media Corporation is a cutting-edge publishing company. Based in South Florida, Sandow Media is defined by an unrelenting drive to lead the industry, focus on quality, and innovate. "
target parent: Curtco Media Labs
target: Worth Media, Inc.
Worth magazine is provides crucial financial intelligence to a readership whose substantial personal wealth has prompted a singular focus on issues related to wealth preservation, management and transference. Worth currently has a circulation of 100,000.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Shanghai EBI Capital Co., Ltd., will acquire Stockstar.com

synopsis: China Finance Online signed a framework agreement to sell 90% of equity stake in Shanghai Meining Computer Software Co., Ltd., which wholly owns the financial portal stockstar.com, and related businesses to Shanghai EBI Capital Co., Ltd. ("Shanghai EBI"), a Chinese private equity firm.
buyer: Shanghai EBI Capital Co., Ltd.
Shanghai EBI Capital Co., Ltd. ("Shanghai EBI"), a Chinese private equity firm. "
target parent: China Finance Online Co.
target: Stockstar.com
Stockstar Information Technology (Shanghai) Company Limited operates Stockstar.com. Established in 1996, Stockstar.com is one of the leading finance and securities websites in China.
price ($mm)
$31*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/1/2006 via PR Newswire

China Finance Online Co., acquired Stockstar Information Technology Company Limited

synopsis: China Finance Online Co. Limited, a leading Chinese online financial information and listed company data provider, today announced that on October 1, 2006, it closed the acquisition of Stockstar Information Technology (Shanghai) Company Limited on terms previously disclosed.
buyer: China Finance Online Co. (JRJC:$92.55)
China Finance Online Co. Limited specializes in providing online financial and listed company data and information in China. Through its website the company offers subscription-based service packages that integrate financial and listed company data and information from multiple sources. "
target: Stockstar Information Technology Company Limited
Stockstar Information Technology (Shanghai) Company Limited operates Stockstar.com. Established in 1996, Stockstar.com is one of the leading finance and securities websites in China.
price ($mm)
$8.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Jean Chatzky, acquired DailyWorth

synopsis: Jean Chatzky, a well-known personal finance expert and the financial editor at NBC’s Today show, has acquired DailyWorth, a leading financial media company for women. DailyWorth delivers advice across all areas of finance, career and entrepreneurship via their daily newsletters and website.
buyer: Jean Chatzky
Jean Chatzky is the financial editor of NBC's TODAY show, an award-winning personal finance journalist, host of the podcast HerMoney with Jean Chatzky and a New York Times bestselling author. "
target: DailyWorth
Launched in 2009, DailyWorth is a leading financial media company for women. DailyWorth delivers advice across all areas of finance, career and entrepreneurship via their daily newsletters and website. DailyWorth focuses on how money affects one's careers, relationships, children and communities.
price ($mm)
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Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd.
Great Wisdom provides services in the areas of financial database, real-time quotes transmission, real-time quotes reveal and investment analysis software, financial education system, information dissemination, Web and other areas of financial services platform.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$92.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($76.41)
EBIT ($mm)
($68.57)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: MSCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MSCI Inc.
MSCI Inc.
MSCI is an independent provider of research-driven insights and tools for institutional investors. They have deep expertise in the areas of risk and performance measurement that is based on more than 40 years of academic research, real-world experience and collaboration with their clients.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,476.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$767.41
EBIT ($mm)
$709.17
Net Income ($mm)
$579.85
Employees
3266
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Ticker: INIX.PK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iFinix Corporation
iFinix Corporation
Ifinix is a leading global provider of financial and business information to professionals and active individual investors. Building on a 20-year legacy of delivering time-sensitive financial information, Ifinix provides streaming, real-time market data, news and analytics.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$0.54
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.26)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.27)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: TRI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. They combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5,921.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,321.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,088.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,599.00
Employees
24400
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Ticker: JRJC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Finance Online Co.
China Finance Online Co.
China Finance Online Co. Limited specializes in providing online financial and listed company data and information in China. Through its website the company offers subscription-based service packages that integrate financial and listed company data and information from multiple sources.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$92.55
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.02
EBIT ($mm)
$8.19
Net Income ($mm)
$16.09
Employees
1500
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Ticker: FDS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FactSet Research Systems Inc.
FactSet Research Systems Inc.
FactSet is a leading provider of financial information and analytics. More than 62,000 users stay ahead of global market trends, access extensive company and industry intelligence, and monitor performance with FactSet's desktop analytics, mobile applications, and comprehensive data feeds.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,494.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$497.27
EBIT ($mm)
$439.66
Net Income ($mm)
$372.94
Employees
10484
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Ticker: LSE:MONY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC provides online price comparison services in the UK. Through their Websites MoneySuperMarket.com, MoneySavingExpert.com, and TravelsuperMarket.com, they provide online services to compare various products in the financial, insurance, travel, and home services markets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$463.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.90
EBIT ($mm)
$149.94
Net Income ($mm)
$109.86
Employees
631
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Ticker: ASX:ISU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iSelect Ltd
iSelect is an Australian comparison website. It aims to save its customers money, time and effort by making available product information and advice for comparison purposes across the widest range of Australian insurers. iSelect allows users to compare insurance, utilities, credit cards, and loans.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$141.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.50
EBIT ($mm)
$16.94
Net Income ($mm)
$12.55
Employees
426
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Ticker: NSUR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life Quotes, Inc.
Originally founded in 1984 as Quotesmith Corporation, Life Quotes, Inc. owns and operates a comprehensive consumer information service and companion insurance brokerage service that caters to the needs of self-directed insurance shoppers.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$15.67
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.58)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.37)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: EHTH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
eHealth, Inc.
eHealth, Inc.
eHealthInsurance, is an online source of health insurance for individuals, families, seniors and small businesses. Through the company's websites consumers can get quotes from leading health insurance carriers, compare plans side by side, and apply for and purchase health insurance products.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$177.28
EBITDA ($mm)
($18.07)
EBIT ($mm)
($22.42)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
944
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Ticker: CPSE:BOLIGA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boliga Gruppen A/S
Boliga Gruppen A/S
Headquartered in Denmark, Boliga Gruppen A / S is an independent, listed media group, which is engaged in portal operations with a focus on the housing market as well as the provision of mortgage loans via Reel Finans Ejendomskreditselskab A / S.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$7.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.96
EBIT ($mm)
$0.78
Net Income ($mm)
$2.66
Employees
0
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