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closed 9/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company, acquired Lasser, Inc.

synopsis: TGS, a company that, provides multi-client geoscience data to oil and gas Exploration and Production companies worldwide, announced that it has acquired Lasser, Inc., a company which provides historical and monthly oil and gas production data and owns, maintains and licenses a nationwide U.S. well production database.
buyer: TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (OB:TGS:$612.08)
TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) provides multi-client geoscience data to oil and gas Exploration and Production companies worldwide. TGS also offers advanced processing and imaging services, interpretation products, and data integration solutions. "
target: Lasser, Inc.
Lasser, Inc. provides high quality energy data for the oil and gas industry. Their site provides access to their comprehensive oil & gas production and well database using an internet browser. Users can subscribe to the database service either one month at a time or with an annual membership.
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closed 8/12/2010 via PR Newswire

Dice Holdings, Inc., acquired Rigzone

synopsis: Building on its position in energy industry recruiting, Dice Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of specialized career websites for professional communities, announced it has completed the purchase of Rigzone, a U.S. market leader in the oil and gas industry delivering content, data, advertising and career services.
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: Rigzone
Known as the online gateway to the oil and gas industry, Rigzone is the world's most-used source for upstream oil and gas news and data, including in-depth information on the exploration, drilling and production markets.
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closed 8/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Genstar Capital LLC, acquired DrillingInfo Inc.

synopsis: Genstar Capital, a leading private equity firm, announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Drilling Info Holdings, Inc. Drillinginfo delivers business-critical insights to oil and gas industries through a state-of-the-art SaaS platform.
buyer: Genstar Capital LLC
Genstar Capital is a leading private equity firm that has been actively investing in high quality companies for more than 25 years. Based in San Francisco, Genstar works in partnership with its management teams to transform its portfolio companies into industry-leading businesses. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: DrillingInfo Inc.
Drillinginfo delivers business-critical insights to oil and gas industries through a state-of-the-art SaaS platform built on industry-leading data and energy analytics. Their solutions deliver value across the upstream and downstream supply chain.
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closed 2/27/2018 via BusinessWire

Westwood Global Energy Group, purchased RigLogix from Rigzone

synopsis: Westwood Global Energy Group, an energy research, analysis and consulting specialist for exploration and oilfield services markets, has acquired RigLogix from RigZone, a DHI Group company. RigLogix is a premium data services platform for the oil and gas industry.
buyer parent: Energy Ventures
buyer: Westwood Global Energy Group
Westwood Global Energy Group is a leading provider of information, subscription services and research-led consultancy for the global energy industry. They focus on intelligence and insight for worldwide exploration and oilfield services markets. "
seller parent: DHI Group, Inc.
seller: Rigzone
The acquisition includes the RigLogix platform from RigZone, a DHI Group company. RigLogix is a premium data services platform for the oil and gas industry. The platform offers on demand access to real time data and analysis for the global offshore rig market.
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closed 11/7/2017 via PR Newswire

DrillingInfo Inc., acquired Oil-Law Records

synopsis: Drillinginfo, the energy industry's leading SaaS and data analytics company, has acquired Oklahoma City-based Oil-Law Records, one of the first oil and gas industry information providers in the U.S.
buyer: DrillingInfo Inc.
Drillinginfo is the leading energy SaaS and data analytics platform that provides predictive tools and technology to drive exploration decisions, evaluate rapidly evolving opportunities and achieve better, faster results. "
target: Oil-Law Records
Oil-Law Records provides the oil and gas industries of Oklahoma and New Mexico with innovative efficient solutions to address information gathering challenges. Oil-Law Records compiles, analyzes and abstracts state-level oil and gas filings and distributes that information to thousands of end users.
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closed 12/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

Haynes Publishing Group PLC, acquired OATS Limited

synopsis: Yeovil-headquartered Haynes Publishing Group has acquired OATS, a Swindon-based technology business which provides data to the lubricants sector of the oil industry. OATS, founded in 1993 has developed an equipment and lubricants database that supports customers including original equipment manufacturers, oil companies and lubricant distributors.
buyer: Haynes Publishing Group PLC (LSE:HYNS:$31.93)
Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C., a publishing company, produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals. The Company's manuals are based on a complete vehicle strip-down and rebuild in its workshops. "
target: OATS Limited
OATS is a niche technology business that provides information and productivity solutions for the lubricants sector of the oil industry. OATS has developed an equipment and lubricants database that supports customers including original equipment manufacturers and oil companies.
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closed 10/1/2010 via Company Press Release

CriticalControl Solutions Corp., acquired Visible Data Inc. and Visible One Call Inc.

synopsis: CriticalControl has acquired Visible Data Inc. and Visible One Call Inc. (collectively VDG). VDG’s business includes: A service to manage gathering system (pipeline) schematics integrated with data from regulatory databases. The sale of subscriptions of VDG’s proprietary online well production and pipeline attribute databases.
buyer: CriticalControl Solutions Corp. (CA:CCZ:$49.37)
CriticalControl is a technology company that builds, implements and manages critical business process solutions. Their proprietary products are data management tools to operate the critical business operations of government and energy sector clients. "
target: Visible Data Inc. and Visible One Call Inc.
Visible Data Inc. provides pipeline, environmental, gas plant, and well production data. Visible One Call Inc. provides end-to-end solutions to track tickets to oil and gas companies for identification of all facilities in a given area.
price ($mm)
$0.54
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$1
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announced 8/23/2006 via PR Newswire

Energy Listings LLC will be merged with PetroSales,

synopsis: Energy Listings LLC, the leading online multiple listing service for energy related assets, and PetroSales, a leading provider of oil & gas property negotiated sale services, announce an agreement to meld the two companies, and combine their buyer and seller acquisition and divestiture services under a new moniker known as "The E&P Global Network".
buyer: PetroSales
PetroSales conducts negotiated sales of oil & gas properties and midstream assets for its clients, providing the marketing, packaging and interactive data delivery through online data rooms. PetroSales is headquartered in The Woodlands, TX. "
target: Energy Listings LLC
Energy Listings is a global online property listing network, providing the global 24/7 distribution of acquisition & divestment opportunities to the marketplace. Energy Listings will be headquartered in The Woodlands, TX.
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announced 5/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Wood Mackenzie, will acquire MAKE A/S

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, announced it has acquired MAKE, an industry-leading research and advisory business specializing in wind power.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Wood Mackenzie
Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk Analytics business, is a trusted source of commercial intelligence for the world’s natural resources sector. Wood Mackenzie empowers clients to make better strategic decisions, providing objective analysis and advice on assets, companies, and markets. "
target: MAKE A/S
MAKE is a leading source of intelligence for the renewable energy industry—specializing in onshore and offshore wind. Products include reports, access to MAKE’s proprietary databases and forecasts, analyst presentations, and direct analyst access.
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closed 11/30/2009 via PR Newswire

DrillingInfo Inc., acquired HPDI, LLC

synopsis: Drilling Info, Inc. announced that it has acquired HPDI, a leading software and information services company for the energy industry. HPDI provides production data and web-enabled analytical software tools for a wide range of oil and gas related customers focused primarily in the financial sector and the gas and crude oil marketing sectors.
buyer: DrillingInfo Inc.
Drillinginfo is the premier information service for the domestic upstream oil and gas industry, providing an integrated land, production, and well information platform for E&P companies, technical professionals, landmen, royalty owners, and financial services. "
target: HPDI, LLC
HPDI is a data service company that provides data products and web-enabled decision-support applications to companies with oil and gas industry interests. The company's products enable clients to make decisions in exploration, production, transportation, servicing, and marketing.
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closed 12/31/2012 via BusinessWire

Oil Price Information Service, acquired LCI Energy Insight

synopsis: Oil Price Information Service (OPIS), the nation's leading provider of petroleum spot, rack and retail news and pricing information, announced the acquisition of LCI Energy Insight. LCI is a premier provider of natural gas supply and market analysis as well as other key information and business intelligence for the North American gas industry.
buyer parent: UCG
buyer: Oil Price Information Service
Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) is the world's most comprehensive source for petroleum pricing and news information with offices in the U.S., Europe and Singapore and is the most widely accepted U.S. fuel price benchmark for supply contracts and competitive positioning. "
target: LCI Energy Insight
LCI Energy Insight, is the premier provider of specific natural gas supply and market analysis as well as other information and Intelligence for the North American Gas Industry. LCI’s primary mission is to provide timely, accurate and relevant data to the ever changing, dynamic energy industry.
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closed 8/29/2016 via Company Press Release

Wood Mackenzie, purchased Data and Subscriptions Business from Quest Offshore Resources, Inc.

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, announced the acquisition of the data and subscriptions business of Quest Offshore Resources, Inc., which supplies market intelligence to the offshore oil and gas sector. The data and subscriptions business will become part of Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk Analytics business.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Wood Mackenzie
Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk Analytics business, is a trusted source of commercial intelligence for the world’s natural resources sector. Wood Mackenzie empowers clients to make better strategic decisions, providing objective analysis and advice on assets, companies, and markets. "
seller: Quest Offshore Resources, Inc.
Quest Offshore's Data and Subscriptions Business provides strategic market intelligence to the global oil and gas community through subscriptions to their 8 proprietary market-forecast databases. Quest Offshore is a boutique strategic advisory and consulting firm to the offshore Oil & Gas industry.
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closed 12/12/2012 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., acquired Dodson Data Systems

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of information and analytics, announced it has acquired the business of Dodson Data Systems. Dodson Data Systems is a leading provider of strategic information for companies engaged in oil and gas operations located in the offshore Gulf of Mexico and onshore United States.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target: Dodson Data Systems
Dodson Data Systems provides information to the oil and gas industry benchmarking proficiency for offshore drilling, completion and production operations and drilling operations onshore USA.
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closed 4/18/2011 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired ODS-Petrodata Inc

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of information and analysis, announced that it has acquired ODS-Petrodata, a premier provider of data, information and market intelligence to the offshore energy industry.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information and insight in pivotal areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. "
target: ODS-Petrodata Inc
ODS-Petrodata (ODSP) is a premier provider of data, information and market intelligence to the offshore energy industry. ODSP is committed to delivering high-quality market intelligence, data, publications and analysis tools to the energy sector.
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closed 1/3/2017 via PR Newswire

Geologic Systems Ltd., purchased Well Completions & Frac Database from Canadian Discovery Limited

synopsis: geoLOGIC systems ltd., a portfolio company of BV Investment Partners, announced that it has purchased Canadian Discovery Ltd.'s (CDL) Well Completions & Frac Database and related products, including its Direct Data Access add-on module. CDL is an independent, global energy information service company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
buyer parent: BV Investment Partners
buyer: Geologic Systems Ltd.
geoLOGIC systems ltd. is based in Calgary, Alberta and has been providing high-quality, integrated data and software decision support systems to the upstream oil and gas industry in Western Canada and elsewhere for over thirty years. "
seller: Canadian Discovery Limited
Canadian Discovery Ltd. (CDL) is an independent, global energy information service company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. For 30 years, CDL has continuously evolved to deliver oil & gas data, analytics and expertise via online applications and supporting consultancy services.
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closed 6/20/2013 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired PFC Energy

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and analytics, announced the acquisition of PFC Energy, a well-established leader in providing information, insight, and analytical products and services for the oil and gas value chain.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target: PFC Energy
PFC Energy is a global consulting firm specializing in the oil and gas industry. Its clients are oil and gas operators, national oil companies, service companies, investors, governments and other stakeholders.
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closed 9/2/2009 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., acquired LogTech Canada Ltd.

synopsis: IHS Inc., a leading global source of critical information and insight, announced the acquisition of LogTech (Canada) Ltd., a leader in the development of pragmatic and cost-effective software solutions, services and digital log data for the petroleum industry, for CA$3.3 million.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS is a leading global source of critical information and insight, dedicated to providing the most complete and trusted information and expertise. IHS product and service solutions span four areas of information: Energy, Product Lifecycle, Security, and Environment, all supported by Macroeconomics."
target: LogTech Canada Ltd.
LogTech Canada offers the oil and gas industry a comprehensive suite of services, data and software designed to manage exploration risk and enhance drilling and production success.
price ($mm)[EV]
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closed 9/6/2005 via BusinessWire

Divestco Inc., acquired Drilling Records

synopsis: Divestco Inc. is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of Canamera Corporation and Canamera Equities Ltd. Both companies are private with Canamera based in Houston, Texas and Equities based in Calgary, Alberta. Collectively the two companies are known in the oil and gas industry as Drilling Records.
buyer: Divestco Inc. (TSXV:DVT:$22.05)
Divestco is a growth-oriented company that provides a comprehensive and integrated portfolio of software, services, data and consulting to the oil and gas industry. We are creating an unparalleled set of integrated solutions and unique benefits for the marketplace. "
target: Drilling Records
Drilling Records began operations in 1958 establishing a historical drilling database for the Canadian oil and gas industry. They eventually created & expanded databases to the United States. In 1980 computerization began, eventually leading to an online internet system.
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closed 7/12/2012 via PR Newswire

DrillingInfo Inc., acquired County Scans

synopsis: Drilling Info, Inc. announced its acquisition of Grand Prairie, TX-based County Scans, the premier provider of deep, digitized U.S. mineral ownership data. The acquisition deepens and significantly enhances Drillinginfo's existing mineral leasing data and suite of analysis and management tools.
buyer: DrillingInfo Inc.
Drillinginfo is the premier information service for the domestic upstream oil and gas industry, providing an integrated land, production, and well information platform for E&P companies, technical professionals, landmen, royalty owners, and financial services. "
target parent: DFW Scanning
target: County Scans
County Scans collects, digitizes and indexes courthouse records in key oil and gas producing counties across the U.S., and has detailed coverage in several important existing and emerging unconventional hydrocarbon plays.
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closed 7/17/2014 via PR Newswire

Platts, acquired Eclipse Energy Group

synopsis: Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information provider, announced that it has acquired London-based Eclipse Energy Group, a privately owned provider of data and analysis on the European gas, power and global liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: Platts
Platts is a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals and metals intelligence and a premier source of benchmark prices for the physical and futures markets. Platts is headquartered in New York with approximately 900 employees in more than 15 offices worldwide. "
target: Eclipse Energy Group
Eclipse Energy provides price forecasts, scenarios, country analysis, fundamental market data, news and commentary on gas and power markets in the U.K. and Europe to a blue-chip client base of energy companies and financial institutions.
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closed 9/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company, acquired Lasser, Inc.

synopsis: TGS, a company that, provides multi-client geoscience data to oil and gas Exploration and Production companies worldwide, announced that it has acquired Lasser, Inc., a company which provides historical and monthly oil and gas production data and owns, maintains and licenses a nationwide U.S. well production database.
buyer: TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (OB:TGS:$612.08)
TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) provides multi-client geoscience data to oil and gas Exploration and Production companies worldwide. TGS also offers advanced processing and imaging services, interpretation products, and data integration solutions. "
target: Lasser, Inc.
Lasser, Inc. provides high quality energy data for the oil and gas industry. Their site provides access to their comprehensive oil & gas production and well database using an internet browser. Users can subscribe to the database service either one month at a time or with an annual membership.
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closed 9/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company, acquired Lasser, Inc.

synopsis: TGS, a company that, provides multi-client geoscience data to oil and gas Exploration and Production companies worldwide, announced that it has acquired Lasser, Inc., a company which provides historical and monthly oil and gas production data and owns, maintains and licenses a nationwide U.S. well production database.
buyer: TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (OB:TGS:$612.08)
TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) provides multi-client geoscience data to oil and gas Exploration and Production companies worldwide. TGS also offers advanced processing and imaging services, interpretation products, and data integration solutions. "
target: Lasser, Inc.
Lasser, Inc. provides high quality energy data for the oil and gas industry. Their site provides access to their comprehensive oil & gas production and well database using an internet browser. Users can subscribe to the database service either one month at a time or with an annual membership.
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closed 10/23/2015 via Market Wire

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company, acquired Digital Petrodata

synopsis: TGS announced that its Geological Products division purchased all the outstanding shares of Digital Petrodata LLC. The company is a small GIS technology company based in Denver that provides integrated GIS data and cloud solutions for E&P companies.
buyer: TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (OB:TGS:$612.08)
TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) provides multi-client geoscience data to oil and gas Exploration and Production companies worldwide. TGS also offers advanced processing and imaging services, interpretation products, and data integration solutions. "
target: Digital Petrodata
Digital Petrodata is a small GIS technology company based in Denver that provides integrated GIS data and cloud solutions for E&P companies. The company has built a nationwide GIS multi-client database containing every producing oil and gas field, pool, and formation in the United States.
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closed 6/18/2012 via BNC Analysis

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company, acquired Arcis Seismic Solutions Corp.

synopsis: TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company announced the acquisition of Calgary-based Arcis Seismic Solutions Corp. Founded in 1996 with a head office located in Calgary, Alberta Canada, Arcis has built one of the most modern 3D seismic data libraries in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.
buyer: TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (OB:TGS:$612.08)
TGS provides multi-client geoscience data and services to oil and gas Exploration and Production companies around the globe. TGS’ geophysical and geological data products include multi-client seismic libraries, permanent reservoir monitoring, magnetic and gravity data, and more. "
target: Arcis Seismic Solutions Corp.
Arcis Seismic Solutions has built one of the most modern 3D seismic data libraries in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. The 3D multi-client library consists of 12,689 km2 with core activity in many prolific hydrocarbon trends in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
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closed 5/11/2012 via Market Wire

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company, acquired Volant Solutions

synopsis: TGS announced that its Geological Products division purchased all of the outstanding shares of Volant Solutions Inc. Volant is a small, six-employee technology company based in Houston that provides integration solutions for E&P companies to address the challenges of managing ever increasing quantities of geotechnical data.
buyer: TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (OB:TGS:$612.08)
TGS provides global geoscientific data products and services to the oil and gas industry to assist with licensing rounds and the preparation of regional data programs. TGS invests in multi-client data projects. "
target: Volant Solutions
Volant Solutions offers an innovative approach to address the challenges of managing ever-increasing quantities of scattered geotechnical data. It is a software vendor with significant experience delivering software solutions that integrate technical data, applications and work flow processes.
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closed 4/2/2007 via BusinessWire

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company, acquired Parallel Data Systems, Inc.

synopsis: TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company L.P., a subsidiary of TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA, and Parallel Data Systems, Inc. entered into a definitive agreement on March 31, 2007 whereby TGS will acquire all shares of PDS. The transaction has been approved by the Board of Directors of both companies and is subject to U.S. regulatory approval.
buyer: TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (OB:TGS:$612.08)
TGS is a leading global provider of multi-client geoscientific data, associated products and services to the oil and gas industry. TGS specializes in the creation of non-exclusive seismic surveys worldwide. "
target: Parallel Data Systems, Inc.
Parallel Data Systems, is a service company offering high performance and accurate 3D Pre-stack Depth Services and other imaging services to the oil and gas industry. We also provide solutions and consulting services to advanced high performance computing hardware and software infrastructures.
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closed 1/5/2006 via BusinessWire

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company, acquired Aceca Limited

synopsis: TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA has successfully concluded its acquisition of privately held Aceca Limited. The transaction, previously announced on September 16th, significantly broadens the TGS geoscience knowledge base and will add new multi-client interpretive products and subsurface interpretation consulting services to the TGS product line.
buyer: TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (OB:TGS:$612.08)
TGS is a leading global provider of multi-client geoscientific data, associated products and services to the oil and gas industry. TGS specializes in the creation of non-exclusive seismic surveys worldwide. "
target: Aceca Limited
Oil companies subscribe to a combined license of each interpretive study and a proprietary Aceca intranet and web enabled interface named Facies Map Browser (FMB) used to view the interpretations.
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$12
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closed 2/26/2014 via Market Wire

DigitalGlobe, Inc., acquired Spatial Energy

synopsis: DigitalGlobe, Inc., a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions, announced that it has acquired Spatial Energy, a leading source for digital imagery and related services to the energy industry.
buyer: DigitalGlobe, Inc. (DGI:$809.90)
DigitalGlobe is a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth imagery products and services. They offer a range of on- and offline products and services designed to enable customers to easily access and integrate their imagery into business operations and applications. "
target: Spatial Energy
Spatial Energy provides more than 50 different geospatial data sets. Its cloud-based spatial data management and delivery platform integrates vast archives of geospatial data into a centralized online database that can be accessed anywhere and procured through a subscription service.
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closed 10/23/2015 via Market Wire

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company, acquired Digital Petrodata

synopsis: TGS announced that its Geological Products division purchased all the outstanding shares of Digital Petrodata LLC. The company is a small GIS technology company based in Denver that provides integrated GIS data and cloud solutions for E&P companies.
buyer: TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (OB:TGS:$612.08)
TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) provides multi-client geoscience data to oil and gas Exploration and Production companies worldwide. TGS also offers advanced processing and imaging services, interpretation products, and data integration solutions. "
target: Digital Petrodata
Digital Petrodata is a small GIS technology company based in Denver that provides integrated GIS data and cloud solutions for E&P companies. The company has built a nationwide GIS multi-client database containing every producing oil and gas field, pool, and formation in the United States.
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closed 3/5/2012 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Hild Technology Services, Inc

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of information and analytics, announced that it has acquired the digital oil and gas pipeline and infrastructure information business from Hild Technology Services.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target: Hild Technology Services, Inc
Hild Technology Services, Inc offers digital pipeline data for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mapping service for USA, Canada, Mexico, and offshore. Their service can be purchased as a national file, by the state, or by the county.
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closed 2/15/2010 via PR Newswire

Geokinetics, Inc., purchased PGS Onshore from Petroleum Geo-Services

synopsis: Geokinetics Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of Petroleum Geo-Services' ("PGS") onshore seismic data acquisition and multi-client data library business ("PGS Onshore").
buyer: Geokinetics, Inc. (GOK:$0.00)
Geokinetics Inc., based in Houston, Texas, is a leading global provider of seismic acquisition and high-end seismic data processing services to the oil and gas industry. Geokinetics has strong operating presence in North America and is focused on key markets internationally. "
seller: Petroleum Geo-Services
Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) offers a broad range of products including; seismic and electromagnetic services, data acquisition, processing, reservoir analysis/interpretation and multi-client library data. We help oil companies to find oil and gas reserves offshore worldwide.
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closed 1/12/2007 via PR Newswire

Veritas DGC Inc. merged with Compagnie Generale de Geophysique,

synopsis: Compagnie Generale de Geophysique announced the completion of the merger between Veritas DGC Inc. and a subsidiary of Compagnie Generale de Geophysique, following satisfaction of the closing conditions of the merger agreement.
buyer: Compagnie Generale de Geophysique (GGY:$0.00)
Compagnie Generale de Geophysique is a global participant in the oilfield services industry, providing a wide range of seismic data acquisition, processing and reservoir services to clients in the oil and gas exploration and production business. "
target: Veritas DGC Inc.
Veritas DGC, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a leading provider of integrated geophysical information and services to the petroleum industry worldwide. Veritas is listed on New York Stock Exchange under the ticker code VTS.
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$3,185 [$2,986]
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EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
7.5x
closed 1/5/2006 via BusinessWire

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company, acquired Aceca Limited

synopsis: TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA has successfully concluded its acquisition of privately held Aceca Limited. The transaction, previously announced on September 16th, significantly broadens the TGS geoscience knowledge base and will add new multi-client interpretive products and subsurface interpretation consulting services to the TGS product line.
buyer: TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (OB:TGS:$612.08)
TGS is a leading global provider of multi-client geoscientific data, associated products and services to the oil and gas industry. TGS specializes in the creation of non-exclusive seismic surveys worldwide. "
target: Aceca Limited
Oil companies subscribe to a combined license of each interpretive study and a proprietary Aceca intranet and web enabled interface named Facies Map Browser (FMB) used to view the interpretations.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 6/28/2007 via

Quantum Yield Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Pulse Data Inc.

synopsis: Quantum Yield Inc. announces its offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Pulse Data Inc. Quantum is offering $3.05 (Cdn.) principal amount of a 10% secured, retractable debenture in exchange for each Pulse Share.
buyer: Quantum Yield Inc.
Quantum is an Alberta company that was incorporated on April 2, 2007 for the purpose of making this offer for all of the Pulse Shares. It has not conducted any material business operations other than entering into a technology license agreement with Unitech Energy Resources Inc. "
target: Pulse Data Inc.
Pulse is a Calgary-based company specializing in information management, with current focus on the energy sector. Pulse's primary business is the acquisition, marketing and licensing of non-exclusive seismic data to the Western Canadian energy sector.
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closed 1/11/2007 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., acquired Geological Data Services Inc.

synopsis: IHS Inc., a global provider of integrated oil and gas information, software and consulting services, has acquired the majority of the assets of Geological Data Services Inc. of Addison, Texas, a provider of interpreted subsurface data “formation-tops” covering the Permian Basin, U.S. mid-continent and Rocky Mountain regions.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS is a leading global source of critical information and insight, dedicated to providing the most complete and trusted information and expertise. IHS product and service solutions span four areas of information: Energy, Product Lifecycle, Security, and Environment, all supported by Macroeconomics."
target: Geological Data Services Inc.
Geological Data Services provides the best in Subsurface Formation Tops Data files in a variety of extremely useable formats and forms, in prime oil producing areas. Our data is compatible with all major mapping software.
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closed 5/11/2012 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired XeDAR Geospatial

synopsis: IHS Inc. announced that it has acquired XēDAR Corporation, a leading developer and provider of geospatial information products and services. XēDAR collects high-resolution aerial digital imagery, both multispectral and laser, then processes and enhances the resulting data, and sells the products to government and commercial clients.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target: XeDAR Geospatial
XeDAR Corporation provides systems analysis services to the federal government, as well as geospatial databases to many of the world’s largest oil companies and the government. Its solutions play a key role in the successful operations of a broad spectrum of commercial and government organizations.
price ($mm)
$28
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/28/2011 via PR Newswire

MAPSearch, acquired eMarket Software, Inc.

synopsis: PennWell Corporation has acquired the assets of eMarket Software, Inc., a Fort Worth, Texas company offering mapping products and services to energy industry. eMarket Software has created a sophisticated mapping and database platform that will become the web-based mapping platform for PennWell's MAPSearch business.
buyer parent: PennWell Corporation
buyer: MAPSearch
Combining the best of spatial accuracy, comprehensive coverage, robust attribute data, and exceptional customer services, MAPSearch offers a unique data service suitable for merger analysis, project sighting, system planning, investment evaluation and more. "
target: eMarket Software, Inc.
eMarket Software, Inc. is a Fort Worth, Texas company offering mapping products and services to the energy industry. eMarket Software has created a sophisticated mapping and database platform.
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closed 10/11/2007 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Exploration Data Services

synopsis: IHS Inc. a leading global provider of critical technical information, decision-support tools and strategic services, acquired of the assets of Exploration Data Services of the Gulf Coast and its subsidiary, Geodigit, LLC, which collectively maintain and market extensive geological data covering the subsurface Gulf of Mexico.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS is a leading global source of critical information and insight, dedicated to providing the most complete and trusted information and expertise. IHS product and service solutions span four areas of information: Energy, Product Lifecycle, Security, and Environment, all supported by Macroeconomics."
target: Exploration Data Services
Exploration Data Services has created its tops database by analyzing more than 25,000 wells with a maximum of 12 tops per well. Its GIS application allows access to continuously updated information and has layer control to enable correlation to other data sets.
price ($mm)
$6.25
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/17/2006 via BusinessWire

Freestone Resources, Inc., acquired Mineral Info, Inc.

synopsis: Freestone Resources, Inc. has completed the purchase of Mineral Info, Inc. a web based company specializing in the listing and marketing of petroleum mineral leases, producing properties, and minerals and royalties available for purchase. Mineral Info's mission is to assist mineral owners selling or leasing their minerals.
buyer: Freestone Resources, Inc. (US:FSNR:$0.00)
Freestone Resources, Inc. is an East Texas based publicly traded Oil and Gas company which is actively pursuing opportunities in Texas and New Mexico oil and gas fields in the areas of lease acquisitions, exploration, production, recompletions, and waste disposal. "
target: Mineral Info, Inc.
A listing service for mineral owners who are interested in getting the best price available for their minerals. By utilizing a patented method, system and approach, Mineral Info, Inc. has made enormous strides on behalf of mineral owners in terms of marketing and managing of mineral estates.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 6/18/2012 via BNC Analysis

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company, acquired Arcis Seismic Solutions Corp.

synopsis: TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company announced the acquisition of Calgary-based Arcis Seismic Solutions Corp. Founded in 1996 with a head office located in Calgary, Alberta Canada, Arcis has built one of the most modern 3D seismic data libraries in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.
buyer: TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (OB:TGS:$612.08)
TGS provides multi-client geoscience data and services to oil and gas Exploration and Production companies around the globe. TGS’ geophysical and geological data products include multi-client seismic libraries, permanent reservoir monitoring, magnetic and gravity data, and more. "
target: Arcis Seismic Solutions Corp.
Arcis Seismic Solutions has built one of the most modern 3D seismic data libraries in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. The 3D multi-client library consists of 12,689 km2 with core activity in many prolific hydrocarbon trends in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
price ($mm)[EV]
$51 [$72]
rev ($mm)
$48
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/14/2007 via PR Newswire

Seitel, Inc. merged with ValueAct Capital Partners LP,

synopsis: Seitel, Inc., a leading provider of seismic data to the oil and gas industry, announced the closing of the Merger with ValueAct Capital Master Fund, L.P.
buyer: ValueAct Capital Partners LP
ValueAct Capital, with offices in San Francisco and Boston and more than $5 billion in investments, seeks to make active strategic-block value investments in a limited number of companies. "
target: Seitel, Inc.
Seitel is a leading provider of seismic data and related geophysical services to the oil and gas industry in North America. Seitel has ownership in an extensive library of proprietary onshore and offshore seismic data that it offers for license to a wide range of oil and gas companies.
price ($mm)
$780
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/11/2006 via

NAVTEQ, purchased gedas MapIT from gedas

synopsis: NAVTEQ, a leading global provider of digital maps for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions, announced plans to acquire the gedas MapIT business unit in Mexico; gedas MapIT is the leading digital map provider in Mexico. The acquisition broadens NAVTEQ digital map coverage while creating an efficient local foundation for further expansion.
buyer: NAVTEQ
NAVTEQ is a leading provider of comprehensive digital map information for automotive navigation systems, mobile navigation devices, Internet-based mapping applications, and government and business solutions. NAVTEQ creates digital maps and map content. "
seller: gedas
gedas provides consulting on the development, system integration and operation of IT solutions to companies in the automotive and manufacturing industries. gedas' technological expertise in its core market, along with its knowledge of business processes specific to the automotive industry.
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closed 6/26/2019 via BusinessWire

Dynamic Map Platform, acquired Ushr Inc.

synopsis: Dynamic Map Platform Co., Ltd. (DMP), a company that provides research, development and commercialization of high precision 3 dimensional (3D) map data, has completed the acquisition of Ushr, a company that offers automotive manufacturers accurate and comprehensive high-definition map technology.
buyer: Dynamic Map Platform
Dynamic Map Platform Co., Ltd. is a company that provides research, development and commercialization of high precision 3 dimensional (3D) map data used in the realization of autonomous driving and safe-driving support systems, beginning with Japan’s motorways and expanding to overseas markets. "
target: Ushr Inc.
Ushr Inc. offers automotive manufacturers accurate and comprehensive high-definition map technology. Ushr’s technology and software are shaping the evolution of self-driving technology by providing customers with the reassurance that the paths their vehicles travel are safe, smart and predictable.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/5/2012 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired CAPS

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of information and analytics, announced that it has acquired the Computer Assisted Product Selection (CAPS) electronic components database and tools business, including CAPS Expert, from PartMiner Worldwide.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target parent: BV Investment Partners
target: CAPS
The CAPS database is a leading source for identifying specific electronic components based on engineering specifications. It combines information on more than 265 million physical devices, along with intuitive tools for integration into engineering design processes and applications.
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closed 11/14/2016 via Company Press Release

Verisk Analytics, Inc., acquired The GeoInformation Group

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, announced the acquisition of The GeoInformation Group, a leader in the field of geographic data solutions based in Cambridge, United Kingdom. They are an award-winning provider of detailed geospatial information essential for those seeking insight into land and property across the U.K.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,490.20)
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows. "
target: The GeoInformation Group
The GeoInformation Group is an award-winning provider of detailed geospatial information essential for those seeking insight into land and property across the U.K.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/1/2006 via PR Newswire

SAI Global Inc., acquired ILI, Inc.

synopsis: SAI Global Limited is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of ILI, a UK-based international standards publishing and database subscription services business, for US$60 million.
buyer: SAI Global Inc. (ASX:SAI:$436.24)
SAI Global is one of the world's leading business publishing, compliance, training and assurance organizations with offices in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North America, and across Asia. SAI Global works with organizations to help them build better businesses. "
target: ILI, Inc.
ILI has two business divisions: standards publishing division and database division. Standards publishing division: an electronic and paper-based standards publishing business which holds non-exclusive publishing licences with all the major international standards bodies.
price ($mm)
$60
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/18/2014 via Market Wire

Geospatial Corporation, will acquire ShaleNavigator

synopsis: Geospatial Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ShaleNavigator. ShaleNavigator is the premier shale oil and gas informational SaaS platform covering the rapidly growing Marcellus and Utica unconventional shale plays.
buyer: Geospatial Corporation (GSPH:$0.50)
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. "
target: ShaleNavigator
ShaleNavigator is a cloud-based, interactive mapping software product containing over 20 map layers including current permits, well results, lease offers, available property, and pipelines in US Shale oil & gas plays.
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