Cision Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Software Company

Cision has acquired 10 companies of its own, including 6 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

Cision’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired PR Newswire Association for $841M. Cision has acquired in 6 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (45%) and digital media (23%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity9
    • M&A Buy Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 1

Cision Ltd.

130 East Randolph Street 7th Floor,
Chicago, Illinois 60601
United States,
(866) 639-5087
www.cision.com

Cision Ltd. is a provider of PR software and services including content marketing, media monitoring, media list building, distribution and analysis. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. Cision was founded in 2014 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 4 - 3 - 2 - 9
vol $1.6B $225M $1.8B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  9

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Trendkite, Inc. 2019-01-23 225M USD Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas · www.trendkite.com
Falcon.io ApS 2019-01-03 - Add-on Acquisition
København V, Denmark · www.falcon.io
PRIME Research 2017-12-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.prime-research.com
CEDROM-SNi, Inc. 2017-12-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Outremont, Quebec · www.cedrom-sni.com
Bulletin Intelligence LLC 2017-03-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Reston, Virginia · www.bulletinnews.com
PR Newswire Association LLC 2015-12-15 841M USD Divestiture
New York, New York · www.prnewswire.com
Viralheat 2015-03-23 - Add-on Acquisition
San Mateo, California · www.viralheat.com
Gorkana Group 2014-10-22 308M GBP Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.gorkana.com
Vocus, Inc. 2014-04-07 447M USD Add-on Acquisition
Beltsville, Maryland · www.vocus.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
PR Newswire Association LLC 2015-12-15 Vintage 2017-03-10 2
New York, New York · www.prnewswire.com New York, New York · www.thevintagegroup.com
PR Newswire Association LLC 2015-12-15 PR Newswire - Agility Business 2016-05-12 1
New York, New York · www.prnewswire.com , United States

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 4 (44%) 672M (37%) - -
Digital Media 2 (22%) 841M (46%) - -
Business Services 1 (11%) 308M (17%) - -
Information Technology 1 (11%) - - -
Media 1 (11%) - - -
Total 9 $1.8B - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 6 1.5B - -
  Virginia 1 - - -
  Texas 1 225M - -
  New York 1 841M - -
  Michigan 1 - - -
  Maryland 1 447M - -
  California 1 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Quebec 1 - - -
Denmark 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 308M - -
Domestic 6 (67%) 1.5B (83%) - -
Cross-border 3 (33%) 308M (17%) - -
Total 9 $1.8B - -

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.8B
TOTAL $1.8B
Largest PR Newswire Association LLC
$841M (2015-12-15)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
83%
5 83%
Strategic(s)
17%
1 17%

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