Cision Acquisitions, 9 Deals Between 2014 and 2019
digital media Company

Cision has acquired 10 companies of its own, including 7 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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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 ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 2 2 - 3 - 2 9
vol $754M $841M $225M $1.8B
Sell # - - - - - - 0
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Largest PR Newswire Association LLC
$841M (2015-12-15)
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Digital Media M&A - Last 3 Years

Cision was acquired by Platinum Equity on October 22, 2019.

When analyzing the digital media sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 173 digital media companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 8 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic digital media acquirer over the past 3 years is Keywords Studios, with 16 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the digital media sector over the past 3 years is KKR & Co. L.P. with 3 platform acquisitions.


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