Ascential plc has acquired digital information business WARC

Ascential plc, the global specialist information company, today announces the acquisition of the entire share capital of WARC Limited for an initial cash consideration of £19.5m (subject to a normalised working capital adjustment), plus deferred consideration of £4.5m payable in 2019. The acquisition is expected to complete on 2 July 2018.

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IHS Markit Announces Intent to Acquire Ipreo

Press release: LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ipreo, a leading financial services solutions and data provider, for $1.855 billion from private equity funds managed by Blackstone and the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division.

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Reed Tech acquires PatentSight

Press release:  HORSHAM, Pa., May 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —  Reed Tech, a LexisNexis® Legal & Professional company, today announced the acquisition of PatentSight GmbH, a provider of analytics solutions that help patent professionals gain valuable insight into the strength, quality and relative value of patents and patent portfolios. PatentSight will become a part of the LexisNexis IP division of Reed Tech.

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Fitch Group Becomes a Wholly-Owned Hearst Business

Press release: NEW YORK, April 12, 2018 – Hearst announced today that it has purchased from Fimalac S.A. an additional 20 percent interest in global financial information services company Fitch Group, bringing Hearst’s equity interest to 100 percent. The transaction is valued at $2.8 billion. Hearst acquired its original interest in Fitch Group in 2006, and increased its holdings to 80 percent in 2015.

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DMGT to dispose of property information business EDR

Press release: Following the announcement, in November 2017, of a process being under way to dispose of EDR, the US property information business, DMGT announces that a sale has been agreed. Silver Lake Partners and Battery Ventures, two leading private equity investors with experience in growing technology, data and software businesses and investing in evolving business models, will acquire EDR for $205 million

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Euromoney enters agreement to sell its Global Markets Intelligence Division

Press Release: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (“Euromoney”), the international business information and events group, today announces that it has reached a binding agreement to sell its Global Markets Intelligence Division (“GMID”), consisting of CEIC and EMIS, to a consortium of CITIC Capital Partners Management Limited (“CITIC Capital”), the private equity arm of CITIC Capital Holdings Limited, and Caixin Global Limited (“Caixin”), (“the Consortium”), for an equity value of $180.5 million

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Wilmington to acquire Interactive Medica

Press release: Wilmington plc, the knowledge leader in Risk & Compliance, Professional, and Healthcare, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire the Interactive Medica S.L. group of companies for an initial consideration of €2.8m with an adjustment for working capital, payable on completion. IM comes with an estimated €0.6m of cash on completion with further deferred consideration of up to €1.6m subject to IM achieving revenue targets for the period to 31 December 2019. The consideration is to be funded from the Group’s existing debt facilities and the Acquisition is expected to complete by 31 January 2018.

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Bowmark Capital sells Law Business Research to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

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Bowmark Capital sells Law Business Research to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
Wed, 27/12/2017 – 11:25
Bowmark Capital has sold Law Business Research (LBR), a provider of research, news, data and insight on international business law and legal markets, to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP). Established in 1996, LBR creates essential and unique content spanning 120 jurisdictions across its brands, serving a client base that comprises major corporations, government agencies and the global legal industry.  It is a leading information provider in fields such as competition law, arbitration law, cross-border investigations and Latin American corporate law

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Ascential buys Clavis for up to $219m

Ascential has bought e-commerce analytics group Clavis Insight for up to $219m. Clavis, whose customers include the likes of P&G, Nestle, Unilever and L’Oreal, has proprietary technology which enables consumer product companies to track and optimise the performance of their products across hundreds of retailer websites and mobile commerce sites globally

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RWS agrees to acquire Moravia for $320m

Intellectual property and support services provider RWS Holdings announced on Wednesday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Moravia US Holding Company and Moravia Lux Holding Company, which it describes as a “leading provider” of technology-enabled localisation services

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RWS Group acquires IP information business Article One Partners

Press release: RWS Holdings plc (“RWS), the world’s leading provider of intellectual property (“IP”) support services (patent translations, international patent filing solutions and searches) and a leading provider of life sciences and commercial language services, today announces the acquisition of Article One Partners, LLC (“AOP”), a cutting-edge IP information business based in the United States, for a cash consideration of US$8 million (“the Acquisition”). 

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