Like Cerico

closed 3/19/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Dow Jones & Company, Inc., acquired Cerico

synopsis: Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, a leading provider of anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and sanctions compliance data solutions, has completed the acquisition of Cerico from the law firm Pinsent Masons. Cerico’s cloud-based platforms enable businesses to assess risk and conduct due diligence.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (:$1,769.69)
Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has one of the world’s largest newsgathering operations globally. "
target parent: Pinsent Masons
target: Cerico
Cerico provides end-to-end Know Your Business Partner technology and digital compliance tools for international businesses, supporting anti-corruption programmes around the world. Cerico’s cloud-based platforms enable businesses to assess risk and conduct due diligence.
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closed 4/7/2021 via BusinessWire

QAD Inc., acquired Foreign-Trade Zone Corporation

synopsis: QAD Inc., a leading provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, has acquired Foreign-Trade Zone Corporation (FTZC), a provider of cloud-based Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) software and consulting services. FTZC's SmartZone software provides solutions for FTZ inventory control and compliance.
buyer: QAD Inc. (QADI:$307.87)
QAD is a leading provider of adaptive, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies. QAD solutions help customers in various industries rapidly adapt to change and innovate for competitive advantage. "
target: Foreign-Trade Zone Corporation
Foreign-Trade Zone Corporation (FTZC) is a provider of cloud-based Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) software and consulting services. FTZC has helped complete more than 1,000 FTZ projects for well-known global businesses. Their SmartZone software provides solutions for FTZ inventory control and compliance.
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closed 3/25/2021 via PR Newswire

Ironclad, Inc., acquired PactSafe

synopsis: Ironclad, the #1 contract lifecycle management (CLM) platform for innovative companies, has acquired PactSafe, the leading clickwrap transaction platform (CTP). PactSafe helps companies to update online legal terms, track and gain acceptance of those terms, and identify areas of potential risk before they become an issue.
buyer: Ironclad, Inc.
Ironclad is the #1 contract lifecycle management platform for innovative companies. Ironclad is used by leading innovators to collaborate and negotiate on contracts. Their platform enables companies to accelerate contracting while maintaining compliance. "
target: PactSafe
PactSafe is a clickwrap transaction platform that enables companies to process high volume agreements rapidly and painlessly. PactSafe helps companies to update online legal terms, track and gain acceptance of those terms, and identify areas of potential risk before they become an issue.
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announced 3/24/2021 via PR Newswire

OneTrust LLC, will acquire Convercent

synopsis: OneTrust, the #1 fastest-growing company on the Inc. 500 and category-defining enterprise platform to operationalize trust, will acquire Convercent, a global provider of ethics and compliance cloud software. Integrating Convercent into OneTrust further enhances the platform's foundation of trust through advanced ethics and compliance capabilities.
buyer: OneTrust LLC
OneTrust is the #1 fastest growing and most widely used technology platform to help organizations be more trusted, and operationalize privacy, security, data governance, and ethics and compliance programs. "
target: Convercent
Convercent is the leading global provider of ethics and compliance software. Its Ethics Cloud Platform leverages a global dataset to deliver business leaders the insights required to make proactive, informed decisions about their company's ethical health through real-time dashboards and analytics.
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announced 2/18/2021 via BusinessWire

SailPoint, will acquire Intello

synopsis: SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc., the leader in identity security for the cloud enterprise, will acquire Intello, a SaaS management company that helps organizations to discover, manage, and secure SaaS applications. Intello's SaaS Operations platform enables companies to manage their SaaS spend, usage and compliance data.
buyer: SailPoint (SAIL:$350.91)
SailPoint is the leader in enterprise identity governance and brings the Power of Identity to customers worldwide. SailPoint’s open identity platform gives organizations the power to enter new markets, scale their workforces, embrace new technologies, innovate faster, and compete on a global basis. "
target: Intello
Intello is a SaaS management company that helps organizations to discover, manage, and secure SaaS applications. Intello's SaaS Operations platform monitors all internal software subscriptions and enables companies to manage their SaaS spend, usage and compliance data.
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closed 11/11/2020 via PR Newswire

CodeNotary, acquired Opvizor, Inc.

synopsis: CodeNotary (vChain Inc), the leading Open Source company for immutable ledger solutions, announces the closing of the acquisition of Opvizor Inc, a U.S. ledger and log compliance software company. Opvizor provides integrity and trust solutions to hundreds of enterprise customers worldwide like Motorola.
buyer: CodeNotary
CodeNotary Ledger Compliance® provides customers a tamperproof ledger solution which enables the immutable recording of sensitive data through the same cryptographic verification of traditional distributed ledger solutions. "
target: Opvizor, Inc.
Opvizor Inc is a U.S. ledger and log compliance software company. Opvizor Inc, a venture capital-backed company, provides integrity and trust solutions to hundreds of enterprise customers worldwide like Motorola, Docusign, and the US State Dept.
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closed 9/28/2020 via BusinessWire

Veritas Technologies Corporation, acquired Globanet

synopsis: Veritas Technologies, a global leader in data protection, availability and insights, announced that it has acquired Globanet, a leading provider of information archiving, data migration, Designated Third Party (D3P) compliance, and eDiscovery solutions worldwide.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Veritas Technologies Corporation (VRTS:$1,747.10)
With the Veritas Technologies platform, customers can accelerate their digital transformation and solve pressing IT and business challenges including multi-cloud data management, data protection, storage optimization, compliance readiness and workload portability. "
target: Globanet
Globanet is a leading provider of information archiving, data migration, Designated Third Party (D3P) compliance, and eDiscovery solutions worldwide.
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closed 9/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Citadel Group Limited, acquired eQstats Pty Ltd

synopsis: The Citadel Group has made a move to expand its health business by acquiring Australian risk software vendor eQstats. Based in Sydney, eQstats provides automated reporting, integrated data, data measurement and data compliance tools large organisations to help their compliance.
buyer: The Citadel Group Limited (ASX:CGL:$88.30)
Citadel is an enterprise software and services company. They specialise in managing information in complex environments through integrating know-how, systems and people to provide information on an anywhere-anytime basis. "
target: eQstats Pty Ltd
eQstats is a global software development company, providing advanced systems for complex and large organisations, enabling them to effectively manage their quality and risk information. eQstats makes accreditation and certification risk-free via automated reporting and integrated data.
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$0.79
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closed 6/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

InsiderLog, acquired Ticker Software and Sidonnaisuusrekisteri.fi

synopsis: InsiderLog, an insider list management solution in the Nordic region, has acquired Finnish regulatory technology firms Ticker Software and Sidonnaisuusrekisteri.fi. Ticker offers a web service for handling MAR compliant insider lists. Sidonnaisuusrekisteri.fi is a web service that allows municipal organizations to announce and maintain liabilities.
buyer parent: Euronext N.V.
buyer: InsiderLog
InsiderLog is the leading insider list management solution in the Nordic region. Its insider list management tool solves most of the compliance and reporting burden resulting from MAR regulation. InsiderLog is a web based platform based on an annual subscription model. "
target: Ticker Software and Sidonnaisuusrekisteri.fi
Ticker Software is a Finnish leader in insider list management. Ticker offers a web service for handling Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) compliant insider lists. Sidonnaisuusrekisteri.fi is a Finnish web service that allows municipal organizations to announce and maintain liabilities.
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closed 3/31/2020 via Company Press Release

Data Legal Drive, acquired Captain DPO

synopsis: Data Legal Drive, a French software company that specializes in compliance management, has acquired Captain DPO from Jamespot, a French software company. Captain DPO is a SaaS-based solution in France that helps data protection officers to manage the compliance of their organization and meet the requirements of the European GDPR.
buyer: Data Legal Drive
Data Legal Drive is a French software company that specializes in compliance management. Data Legal Drive offers a highly innovative SaaS platform that allows companies to accelerate their GDPR compliance by digitizing their data governance. "
target parent: Jamespot
target: Captain DPO
Captain DPO is a French provider of compliance management software solutions. Captain DPO is a SaaS-based solution that helps data protection officers to manage the compliance of their organization and meet the requirements of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
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closed 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Topia Limited, acquired Monaeo

synopsis: Topia, the leader in Global Talent Mobility, announced its acquisition of Monaeo, the technology leader for managing business travel compliance for enterprises and individuals. Monaeo simplifies tax compliance with its next-generation data analytics platform.
buyer: Topia Limited
Topia is the leader in Global Talent Mobility. Topia empowers enterprise HR teams to deploy, manage and engage employees anywhere in the world. The Topia platform automates the entire global talent mobility process, from scenario-based planning, compliance risk management, expat payroll, and more. "
target: Monaeo
Monaeo simplifies tax compliance with its next-generation data analytics platform. It automates the inadequate manual process of gathering employee location data, giving enterprises complete clarity with their multi-jurisdiction tax compliance, optimization and audit defense processes.
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closed 2/5/2020 via PR Newswire

Health & Safety Institute, acquired DoneSafe

synopsis: Health & Safety Institute (HSI), a leader in Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) software, training and compliance solutions, has acquired Donesafe, a leading safety and compliance management software platform. Donesafe's cloud-based safety platform helps organizations comply with regulatory and internal compliance initiatives.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: Health & Safety Institute
The Health & Safety Institute (HSI) is a family of well-known and respected brands in the Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) space. Its brands span the broad range of needs in EH&S – from emergency care training; to workplace safety training, tracking and reporting; and more. "
target: DoneSafe
Donesafe is a leading safety and compliance management software platform. Donesafe's cloud-based safety platform helps organizations comply with regulatory and internal compliance initiatives. Its solutions span health and safety, environmental compliance, quality management and supplier management.
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closed 12/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Togotis Holdings, acquired Clym Ltd.

synopsis: Togotis Holdings, a holding company in Matthews, North Carolina, has acquired Clym, Ltd., a global leader in organizational data privacy solutions. Clym offers a data privacy platform that covers 6 main areas of compliance and helps users to collect and manage data that is relevant for their company.
buyer: Togotis Holdings
Togotis Holdings is a holding company in Matthews, North Carolina. Togotis Holdings aims to be a leader in the data privacy market and help all organizations meet data privacy regulation requirements. "
target: Clym Ltd.
Clym is a global leader in organizational data privacy solutions. Clym offers a data privacy platform that helps organisations meet their data protection obligations. Their platform covers 6 main areas of compliance and helps users to collect and manage data that is relevant for their company.
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closed 12/5/2019 via GlobeNewswire

VelocityEHS, acquired Meercat Pty Ltd

synopsis: VelocityEHS, the global leader in cloud-based environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability solutions, announced it has completed the acquisition of Meercat, an Australian-based risk and control assurance software solution provider.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: VelocityEHS (ACTA:$133.42)
VelocityEHS delivers a cloud-based environmental, health, and safety (ESH) software platform. VelocityEHS's software applications are designed based on industry best-practice principles to help solve complex business challenges in simple ways. "
target: Meercat Pty Ltd
Meercat Pty Ltd is an Australian-owned and operated company specializing in the design, development and support of the risk and control assurance software package, Meercat RiskView.
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closed 11/19/2019 via PR Newswire

TrustArc Inc, acquired Nymity Inc.

synopsis: TrustArc, a leader in privacy compliance and data protection solutions, has acquired Toronto-based Nymity, a provider of privacy compliance software solutions that minimize time to compliance with the world's privacy laws. Together, the two organizations will accelerate the development of the next generation of technology-driven privacy solutions.
buyer: TrustArc Inc
TrustArc is the leader in privacy compliance and data protection solutions, offering a combination of technology, services, and TRUSTe certification solutions. TrustArc addresses all phases of privacy program management and delivers innovative privacy solutions to companies across all industries. "
target: Nymity Inc.
Toronto-based Nymity provides privacy compliance software solutions that minimize time to compliance with the world's privacy laws. Nymity solutions reduce complexity and improve responsiveness to the business as they are based on four levels of research maintained in an Expert Privacy Platform.
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closed 11/6/2019 via Company Press Release

UST Global, Inc., acquired ComplyUSA, LLC

synopsis: UST Global, a leading digital transformation solutions company, announced that it has acquired ComplyUSA, a comprehensive compliance assessment and privacy automation platform. ComplyUSA offers a custom-built solution to meet the specific GDPR & CCPA data processing record requirements for business and other organizations.
buyer: UST Global, Inc.
UST Global is a leading digital technology company that provides advanced computing and digital services to large private and public enterprises around the world. Their clients include Fortune 500 companies in banking and financial services, healthcare, insurance, retail, and telecom. "
target: ComplyUSA, LLC
ComplyUSA is a comprehensive compliance assessment and privacy automation platform. ComplyUSA offers a custom-built solution to meet the specific GDPR & CCPA data processing record requirements for business and other organizations.
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closed 9/11/2019 via PR Newswire

SmartRIA, acquired ComplianceHero

synopsis: SmartRIA has acquired ComplianceHero's solution for archiving, retention, and surveillance of email, social media, and websites. The asset sale includes the ComplianceHero software platform, branding, and customer contracts, which will be integrated into the SmartRIA Compliance Management Platform.
buyer: SmartRIA
SmartRIA makes software that simplifies compliance for the wealth management industry. Their unique roles for compliance consultants and distributed management of large corporations makes their solution able to handle any type of compliance problem for any sized company. "
target: ComplianceHero
ComplianceHero automates the collection, archiving, and surveillance of email, social media, and website updates. They build compliance automation tools to help clients manage their ongoing compliance program.
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closed 6/12/2019 via PR Newswire

Exterro Inc., acquired Jordan Lawrence Group

synopsis: Exterro, a provider of e-discovery and information governance software specifically designed for corporate legal and IT teams, has acquired of Jordan Lawrence Group, a provider of data privacy and data management software. Jordan Lawrence Group specializes in the fields of data privacy, data minimization, and vendor process risk management.
buyer: Exterro Inc.
Exterro®, Inc. is the leading provider of e-discovery and privacy software specifically designed for in-house legal, privacy and IT teams at Global 2000 and Am Law 200 organizations. Exterro software helps organizations address their regulatory, compliance and litigation risks more effectively. "
target: Jordan Lawrence Group
Jordan Lawrence is a leading software and services company specializing in regulatory and legal compliance in the fields of data privacy, data minimization, and vendor process risk management. For more than 30 years, Jordan Lawrence has helped more than 1,000 clients meet data privacy regulations.
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Tanarra Capital, acquired INX Software

synopsis: Tanarra Capital, led by veteran investment banker John Wylie, has taken a 75 per cent stake in INX with the aim of accelerating the latter’s product development and overseas expansion. Perth-based INX Software provides integrated workforce management software solutions to a range of sectors including mining, oil & gas, manufacturing, and more.
buyer: Tanarra Capital
Tanarra is an Australian family office investment and advisory firm. Its principal is John Wylie, one of Australia’s well regarded investment bankers and investors. Tanarra invests in a wide range of early stage ventures, private and public companies in Australia and around the world. "
target: INX Software
Perth-based INX Software provides integrated workforce management software solutions to a range of sectors including mining, oil & gas, manufacturing, engineering, government, food & beverage, transport, marine, aviation, communications, utilities and healthcare.
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closed 2/13/2019 via Company Press Release

Athena Data Centres, acquired GDPR Direct

synopsis: Athena Data Centres, a company that owns and operates data centres in the UK, has acquired GDPR Direct, a UK provider of SaaS-based General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) management solutions. GDPR Direct's cloud software helps businesses demonstrate that they have the processes in place to meet its obligations in protecting their customer data.
buyer parent: Athena Vaults
buyer: Athena Data Centres
Athena Data Centres is a company that owns and operates data centres in the UK. Their colocation and data storage services enables businesses of all sizes to secure their critical assets, improve their service standards, and eliminate the risk of data loss. "
target: GDPR Direct
GDPR Direct is a UK provider of SaaS-based General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) management solutions. GDPR Direct's cloud software helps businesses demonstrate that they have the processes in place to maintain, safeguard and meet its obligations in protecting their customer data.
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closed 3/19/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Dow Jones & Company, Inc., acquired Cerico

synopsis: Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, a leading provider of anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and sanctions compliance data solutions, has completed the acquisition of Cerico from the law firm Pinsent Masons. Cerico’s cloud-based platforms enable businesses to assess risk and conduct due diligence.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (:$1,769.69)
Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has one of the world’s largest newsgathering operations globally. "
target parent: Pinsent Masons
target: Cerico
Cerico provides end-to-end Know Your Business Partner technology and digital compliance tools for international businesses, supporting anti-corruption programmes around the world. Cerico’s cloud-based platforms enable businesses to assess risk and conduct due diligence.
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closed 7/15/2020 via PR Newswire

CB Insights, purchased VentureSource from Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

synopsis: CB Insights has acquired the data assets of VentureSource from Dow Jones. The VentureSource database provides detailed and comprehensive data on venture-backed companies that help customers find deal and partnership opportunities, perform comprehensive due diligence, and examine trends in venture capital investment, fundraising, and liquidity.
buyer: CB Insights
CB Insights helps companies make smarter technology decisions with data. The CB Insights Technology Insights Platform provides comprehensive data, expert insights, and work management tools that enable companies to discover and understand the technologies that drive growth and improve operations. "
seller parent: News Corporation
seller: Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (:$1,769.69)
The VentureSource database provides detailed and comprehensive data on venture-backed companies. This data helps customers find deal and partnership opportunities, perform comprehensive due diligence, and examine trends in venture capital investment, fundraising, and liquidity.
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closed 3/19/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Dow Jones & Company, Inc., acquired Cerico

synopsis: Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, a leading provider of anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and sanctions compliance data solutions, has completed the acquisition of Cerico from the law firm Pinsent Masons. Cerico’s cloud-based platforms enable businesses to assess risk and conduct due diligence.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (:$1,769.69)
Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has one of the world’s largest newsgathering operations globally. "
target parent: Pinsent Masons
target: Cerico
Cerico provides end-to-end Know Your Business Partner technology and digital compliance tools for international businesses, supporting anti-corruption programmes around the world. Cerico’s cloud-based platforms enable businesses to assess risk and conduct due diligence.
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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.
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$82
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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.
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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.
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closed 12/2/2009 via BusinessWire

Interactive Data Corporation, purchased Online Financial Solutions Business from Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

synopsis: Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions, announced the closing of its acquisition of the data and tools assets of Dow Jones & Company, Inc.’s Online Financial Solutions business.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: 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. "
seller parent: News Corporation
seller: 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.
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closed 4/17/2008 via Company Press Release

Dow Jones & Company, Inc., acquired Generate, Inc.

synopsis: Dow Jones & Company has acquired Maynard, Massachusetts-based Generate Inc., a market innovator in enabling business intelligence. The acquisition extends Dow Jones’s ability to help financial services and business professionals be more productive and successful.
buyer: Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (:$1,769.69)
Dow Jones & Company is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review. "
target: Generate, Inc.
Generate, Inc. provides business intelligence platform that combines real-time company intelligence with integrated relationship-mapping technology to deliver contextual information to business professionals.
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closed 3/10/2008 via PR Newswire

Dow Jones Newswires, acquired Betten Financial News BV

synopsis: Dow Jones & Company acquired Betten Financial News BV, the Dutch-language news service covering the corporate sector in the Netherlands. Dow Jones will combine Betten's comprehensive coverage with Dow Jones Newswires's premier Dutch-language financial news service, Dow Jones Nieuwsdienst.
buyer parent: Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
buyer: Dow Jones Newswires
Dow Jones Newswires provides real-time news for financial professionals in the equities, fixed-income, foreign-exchange, and energy markets. The division also offers news for financial firms' Web sites and Dow Jones Financial Information Services' sector-specific content. "
target: Betten Financial News BV
Betten Financial News provides online real-time financial and economic news. The company is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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closed 1/1/2008 via BNC Analysis

Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste GmbH, acquired Tijd Nederland B.V.

synopsis: vwd group, the biggest German full-service provider of information, communications and technology solutions for the securities business, is taking over Tijd Nederland B.V. (TBM) from the Belgian media group Mediafin for a purchase price of approx. EUR 7 million.
buyer parent: Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
buyer: Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste GmbH (VWDG.DE :$0.00)
Vwd's operations include the financial newswires and business newsletters along with a market-data terminal and services business. Vwd employs 220 staff and operates bureaus in six German cities and Brussels. "
target parent: Media fin
target: Tijd Nederland B.V.
Tijd Nederland B.V. together with its subsidiaries, Trustmedia NL B.V. (Amsterdam) and Tijd Beursmedia NV (Brussels and Paris), is a well-known provider of data on the financial markets with a strong market position in the Benelux countries.
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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.
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closed 5/15/2007 via

Dow Jones & Company, Inc., acquired eFinancialNews Holdings Ltd

synopsis: Dow Jones & Company has entered into agreements to acquire eFinancialNews Holdings Ltd., a private U.K. company, for net cash consideration of £26.1 million, subject to a working capital adjustment.
buyer: Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (:$1,769.69)
Dow Jones & Company is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review. "
target: eFinancialNews Holdings Ltd
eFinancialNews is a diversified media company serving the financial services industry, primarily in the City of London and the U.K. Its flagship operations include the weekly Financial News publication and eFinancialNews.com Web site, a subscription-based service.
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closed 12/15/2006 via

Dow Jones & Company, Inc., acquired Factiva

synopsis: Dow Jones & Co. on Wednesday will pay $160 million to take full control of the Factiva news-search service from current partner Reuters Group, as it looks to reduce its dependence on print revenue sources in an era increasingly geared toward online information. Terms call for Dow Jones to pay $153 million in cash and $7 million in preferred stock.
buyer: Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (:$1,769.69)
Dow Jones & Company is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review. "
target parent: Reuters Group PLC
target: Factiva
Factiva provides world-class global news and business information through its Web sites and content integration solutions. Factiva’s mission is to be the indispensable provider of business info and customized solutions which inspire its customers' best business decisions, globally and locally.
price ($mm)
$173*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/4/2006 via Company Press Release

Ottaway Newspapers, Inc., will acquire The New England Business Bulletin

synopsis: Ottaway Newspapers, Inc. has agreed to purchase the New England Business Bulletin, a monthly business newspaper serving Southeastern Massachusetts and Eastern Rhode Island, from the New England Publishing Group Inc.
buyer parent: Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
buyer: Ottaway Newspapers, Inc.
Ottaway Newspapers, Inc. is the community newspaper subsidiary of Dow Jones & Company. Ottaway publishes 15 daily newspapers, 19 weeklies and numerous specialty publications and web sites in nine states. "
target: The New England Business Bulletin
The New England Business Bulletin, a 32-page tabloid, has a monthly readership of 45,000 businesses throughout the region. The New England Publishing Group also publishes The Homefinder, a monthly real estate listing publication serving Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/29/2005 via PR Newswire

Factiva, acquired Synapse, the Knowledge Link Corporation

synopsis: Factiva(R), a Dow Jones and Reuters Company, today announced that it has acquired the business and assets of taxonomy consultancy Synapse, the Knowledge Link Corporation. The acquisition extends the reach and expertise of Factiva's taxonomy team, creating an unsurpassed consultancy in corporate taxonomy services.
buyer parent: Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
buyer: Factiva
Factiva provides world-class global news and business information through its Web sites and content integration solutions. Factiva’s mission is to be the indispensable provider of business info and customized solutions which inspire its customers' best business decisions, globally and locally. "
target: Synapse, the Knowledge Link Corporation
Synapse Corporation's mission is to help businesses and organizations harness the power of controlled vocabulary thesauri, taxonomies and indexes to produce state-of-the-art information retrieval systems and products.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/2/2005 via BusinessWire

Factiva, acquired 2B Group Limited

synopsis: Factiva(R), a Dow Jones and Reuters Company, announced it has acquired the business and assets of 2B Reputation Intelligence Limited and Benchmarking Solutions Limited, a London-based technology and consulting business specializing in media monitoring and reputation management.
buyer parent: Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
buyer: Factiva
Factiva provides world-class global news and business information through its Web sites and content integration solutions. Factiva’s mission is to be the indispensable provider of business info and customized solutions which inspire its customers' best business decisions, globally and locally. "
target: 2B Group Limited
2B is a business consulting firm that helps companies and other organisations build Reputation Intelligence? to put them back in control and drive competitive advantage.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/24/2005 via BusinessWire

Dow Jones & Company, Inc., acquired MarketWatch.com, Inc.

synopsis: Dow Jones & Company has closed its acquisition of MarketWatch, a leading provider of business news, financial information and analytical tools, for approximately $528 million-or $18 per fully diluted common share-or approximately $453 million net of cash at MarketWatch.
buyer: Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (:$1,769.69)
Dow Jones & Company is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review. "
target: MarketWatch.com, Inc.
As a leading financial media company, more than 800 stories, briefs and headlines are created each market day by 70+ MarketWatch.com journalists in 9 bureaus around the world, providing "the story behind the numbers" online and offline. The company’s two largest investors are CBS and Pearson plc, t
price ($mm)
$438
rev ($mm)
$71
EBITDA ($mm)
$9
EV / rev
6.2x
EV / EBITDA
49.8x
closed 9/3/2003 via

synopsis: Dow Jones & Company (NYSE: DJ), publisher of the world's most vital business and financial news, announced today it has acquired Technologic Partners, a closely held publications and events firm for the venture capital and technology industries.
buyer: Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (:$1,769.69)
Dow Jones & Company is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review. "
target:
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closed 1/20/2004 via BusinessWire

Pinnacor, Inc. merged with MarketWatch.com, Inc.,

synopsis: MarketWatch.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:MKTW) and Pinnacor Inc. (Nasdaq:PCOR) today announced the closing of the merger of the two companies through the formation of a new holding company that will continue to be named MarketWatch.com, Inc. and will continue to trade on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol "MKTW."
buyer parent: Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
buyer: MarketWatch.com, Inc.
As a leading financial media company, more than 800 stories, briefs and headlines are created each market day by 70+ MarketWatch.com journalists in 9 bureaus around the world, providing "the story behind the numbers" online and offline. The company’s two largest investors are CBS and Pearson plc, t "
target: Pinnacor, Inc.
Screaming Media is a provider of information and analytical applications to financial services and other global corporations. Their unique ability to deliver a customized combination of information assets, applications and tools helps businesses build meaningful relationships and increase revenue.
price ($mm)
$61
rev ($mm)
$33
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
33.7x
closed 5/5/2003 via BusinessWire

Ottaway Newspapers, Inc., acquired The Stockton Record

synopsis: Dow Jones & Company today announced that its Ottaway Newspapers subsidiary has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The Record of Stockton, CA, from Omaha World-Herald Co.
buyer parent: Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
buyer: Ottaway Newspapers, Inc.
Ottaway Newspapers, Inc. is the community newspaper subsidiary of Dow Jones & Company. Ottaway publishes 15 daily newspapers, 19 weeklies and numerous specialty publications and web sites in nine states. "
target parent: Omaha World-Herald Co.
target: The Stockton Record
Local Newspaper that is also offered online.
price ($mm)
$144
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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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
closed 7/24/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Wynyard Group, purchased MHA Gateway from MHA Compliance and Training Limited

synopsis: Wynyard Group has bought UK-based MHA Gateway's anti-financial crime service for an undisclosed sum. The intelligence software developer bought the intellectual property, customer contracts and exclusive rights to the gateway service from MHA Compliance and Training which provides financial crimes consulting tools business.
buyer: Wynyard Group (NZSE:WYN:$18.18)
Wynyard Group's industry experts, data scientists and software engineers create intelligence-led software and solutions for protecting companies and countries from threat, crime and corruption. "
seller: MHA Compliance and Training Limited
MHA Gateway is an online resource suite designed to help anyone working in financial crime prevention to save time and money whilst demonstrating their competency and fulfilling their firm’s legal and regulatory financial crime obligations.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/16/2013 via Company Press Release

Diversified Business Communications, acquired The Institute of Finance & Management

synopsis: Diversified Business Communications acquired the Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM). IOFM is a leading resource for information and tools in corporate financial management, accounts payable, credit, receivables & collections, corporate recruiting, and corporate security and safety. It produces the largest accounts payable events in the US.
buyer: Diversified Business Communications
Diversified Business Communications provides information and market access through trade shows, publications and eMedia products. Diversified serves a number of markets, including health and medical, commercial marine, food and ethnic food, seafood and natural products. "
target parent: Greenhaven Partners
target: The Institute of Finance & Management
The Institute of Finance & Management ("IOFM") is the leading resource for information and tools in corporate financial management, accounts payable, credit, receivables & collections, corporate recruiting, and corporate security and safety.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$32.79)
The Triboo Media Group conducts advertising and publishing online through its subsidiaries Leonardo ADV Srl, Triboo Editorial Srl and HTML srl. "
target: Brown Editore S.p.A.
Brown Editore S.p.A. is a publisher that specializes in creating content in the Finance and Economy fields. It is based in Milan, Italy.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Diversified Communications, acquired The Sleeter Group, Inc.

synopsis: Diversified Communications announced the acquisition of The Sleeter Group, Inc. The Sleeter Group, Inc. operates a membership community that provides professional training and development through an annual conference, membership networking forums, webinars, books, exams, newsletters, blogs and research services.
buyer: Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications, a global media and marketing services company headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA provides information and market access through face-to-face events, publications, and eMedia. "
target: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
The Sleeter Group, Inc. operates a membership community that provides professional training and development through an annual conference, membership networking forums, webinars, books, exams, newsletters, blogs and research services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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 7/10/2018 via BusinessWire

Fitch Ratings Ltd., acquired Fulcrum Financial Data

synopsis: Fitch Group, a unit of Hearst, announced it has completed its acquisition of Fulcrum Financial Data, a leading provider of leveraged finance and distressed debt analysis, news and data, from Leeds Equity Partners. Fulcrum includes some of the market’s most influential financial news brands.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Fitch Ratings Ltd. (:$693.00)
Fitch Solutions is a world-leading provider of credit intelligence and the primary distributor of Fitch Ratings content. 90 percent of the world's leading financial institutions, multinational companies and consulting firms depend on Fitch content to inform their business decisions. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Fulcrum Financial Data
Fulcrum Financial Data is a leading provider of leveraged finance and distressed debt analysis, news and data. Fulcrum Financial Data includes some of the market’s most influential financial news brands including Covenant Review, LevFin Insights, CapitalStructure and PacerMonitor.
price ($mm)
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.
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rev ($mm)
$12.80
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.80)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.94)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OB:HOC-ME
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House of Control
House of Control
House of Control is the leading Nordic SaaS company for commercial value management solutions. House of Control develops digital tools to help CFOs improve the performance of their finance department and company. They offer solutions for contract management, compliance, procurement, and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$15.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.60)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.13)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
94
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Ticker: KERN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Akerna
Akerna
Akerna is a global regulatory compliance technology company in the cannabis space. Akerna’s service offerings include the MJ Platform, its leading seed-to-sale, regulatory compliance, technology solution, and Leaf Data Systems, which provide government clients with compliance technology solutions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$13.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($19.19)
EBIT ($mm)
($20.36)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
136
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Ticker: OTCPK:SYPT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scrypt, Inc
Scrypt builds secure cloud-based workflow management and collaboration tools for regulated industries. They help businesses operating in regulated industries improve document workflow and regain valuable time while protecting business-critical information.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$0.27
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.86)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
7
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Ticker: AIM:ACC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Access Intelligence plc
Access Intelligence plc
Access Intelligence Plc is the parent company of a group of Software as a Service (SaaS) businesses that deliver comprehensive reputation and risk management solutions for both the public and private sectors.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$11.19
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.27)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.91)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
94
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Donnelley Financial Solutions
Donnelley Financial Solutions
Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) is a leading global risk and compliance solutions company. They provide domain expertise, software and data analytics for every stage of their clients’ business and investment lifecycles.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$987.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$132.00
EBIT ($mm)
$108.60
Net Income ($mm)
$50.90
Employees
3400
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Ticker: AIM:IDEA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ideagen Plc
Ideagen Plc
Ideagen plc provides market-leading information management, safety, risk and compliance software solutions that allow organisations to achieve operational excellence, regulatory compliance and reduce risk.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$81.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.68
EBIT ($mm)
$7.68
Net Income ($mm)
$0.55
Employees
576
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Ticker: GB:ARI.GB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Active Risk Group PLC
Active Risk Group PLC
Active Risk provides leading Enterprise Risk Management solutions to a client base including global Fortune 500 companies. The Active Risk solution was the first web-based risk management solution in the industry.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$12.51
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.39)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.70)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Open Text Corporation
Open Text Corporation
OpenText is the leader in Enterprise Information Management, helping customers to create a Digital-First World by simplifying, transforming, and accelerating their information needs. Over 100,000 customers already use OpenText solutions, either on premises or in their cloud.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,934.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$917.28
EBIT ($mm)
$627.61
Net Income ($mm)
$326.61
Employees
14600
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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)
Employees
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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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Ticker: LSE:ERM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is an international business-information group with more than 2,000 employees worldwide and a portfolio of over 30 businesses spanning price reporting, investment research, news and market analysis, and industry forums, institutes and events.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$457.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$85.01
EBIT ($mm)
$45.70
Net Income ($mm)
$42.27
Employees
2420
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Ticker: XTRA:G6P
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Going Public Media
Going Public Media
Going Public Media AG engages in the publishing and distribution of newspapers and magazines. It specializes in the publications on venture capital, private equity, corporate finance, and small and medium capital research. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Wolfratshausen, Germany.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$2.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.21
EBIT ($mm)
$0.09
Net Income ($mm)
$0.14
Employees
23
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Xinhua Finance Limited
Xinhua Finance Limited
Xinhua Finance Limited is an independent financial information and services company providing financial news and information, as well as a broad array of financial products and services unique to the China markets.
year
2006
rev ($mm)
$175.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.90)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
233
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Ticker: OM:KAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Karnov Group AB
Karnov Group AB
The Karnov Group serves leading legal, tax and accounting professionals in Sweden and Denmark with online research solutions, continued legal education, and decision support tools for improved client advisory, and continuously invests in new technology.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$92.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$34.40
EBIT ($mm)
$17.21
Net Income ($mm)
$10.97
Employees
240
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