Ascential Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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Ascential has acquired 13 companies, including 12 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 8 assets.

Ascential’s largest acquisition to date was in 2022, when it acquired Intrepid E-Commerce Services Pte. for $250M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2018, when it sold Ascential Group - Exhibitions Business to ITE Group for $462M. Ascential has acquired in 7 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (24%) and software (24%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity21
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 2

Ascential

Ascential plc

The Prow, 1 Wilder Walk,
London, W1B 5AP
United Kingdom,
+44 20 7516 5000
www.ascential.com

Ascential is an international business-to-business media company with a focused portfolio of events and information services products. In Exhibitions & Festivals, It organized a large scale exhibition, congresses, and festivals where customers come together to form business relationships and transact. Ascential was founded in 2016 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 3 2 - 1 5 2 13
vol $119M $95M $372M $250M $836M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 6 1 - - 1 - 8
vol $515M $462M $976M
  21

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Intrepid E-Commerce Services Pte. Ltd. 2022-06-30 250M USD Add-on Acquisition
Singapore, Singapore · www.intrepid.asia
Sellics Marketplace Analytics GmbH 2022-04-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Berlin, Germany · www.sellics.com
Media Link LLC 2021-12-15 - Divestiture
New York, New York · www.medialink.com
WhyteSpyder, Inc. 2021-11-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Rogers, Arkansas · www.whytespyder.com
Guangzhou Siqianli Shuju Keji Youxian Gongsi 2021-11-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Guangzhou, United States · www.4kmiles.com
OneSpace, Inc. 2021-09-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Swansea, Illinois · www.onespace.com
ASR Group Holdings LLC 2021-07-16 122M USD Add-on Acquisition
Columbus, Ohio
Perpetua Labs, Inc. 2021-04-15 250M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.perpetua.io
Yimian Data 2020-03-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Shenzhen, China · www.yimian.com.cn
Brand View Ltd. 2018-09-03 58M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Berkshire, United Kingdom · www.brandview.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Business Services 1 (8%) - 3 (38%) 210M (22%)
Media 1 (8%) 122M (15%) 3 (38%) 718M (74%)
Internet Software and Services 3 (23%) 250M (30%) - -
Software 3 (23%) 119M (14%) - -
Digital Media 2 (15%) 250M (30%) - -
Information Services 1 (8%) 58M (7%) 1 (13%) 19M (2%)
Information Technology 1 (8%) - - -
Marketing 1 (8%) 37M (4%) - -
Publishing - - 1 (13%) 29M (3%)
Total 13 $836M 8 $976M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United Kingdom 2 95M 7 976M
United States 7 372M 1 -
  New York 1 - 1 -
  California 1 250M - -
  Arkansas 1 - - -
  Utah 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 122M - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
China 1 - - -
Germany 1 - - -
Ireland 1 119M - -
Singapore 1 250M - -
Domestic 2 (15%) 95M (11%) 7 (88%) 976M (100%)
Cross-border 11 (85%) 741M (89%) 1 (13%) -
Total 13 $836M 8 $976M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Canaccord Genuity Corp.
1
Mooreland Partners LLC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $741M
< $100M 2 $95M
TOTAL $836M
Largest Intrepid E-Commerce Services Pte. Ltd.
$250M (2022-06-30)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $892M
< $100M 4 $84M
TOTAL $976M
Largest Ascential Group Ltd. - Exhibitions Business
$462M (2018-05-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
8%
1 (8%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
13%
1 (13%)
Strategic(s)
75%
6 (75%)

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