CoStar Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Information Services Company

CoStar has acquired 18 companies, including 11 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

CoStar’s largest acquisition to date was in 2012, when it acquired LoopNet for $762M. CoStar has acquired in 9 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (53%) and information services (12%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity17
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5
  • M&A Advisors 3

CoStar

CoStar Group, Inc.

1331 L Street NW,
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
United States,
(202) 346-6500
www.costargroup.com

CoStar is a provider of information services to commercial real estate professionals in the United States and the United Kingdom. CoStar's suite of products offers customers access via the Internet to the most comprehensive, verified database of commercial real estate information. CoStar was formed in 1987 and is based in Washington, DC.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 8 2 2 2 2 1 17
vol $1.5B $350M $68M $450M $440M $156M $3.0B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Homes.com 2021-04-14 156M USD Divestiture
Norfolk, Virginia · www.homes.com
Homesnap, Inc. 2020-11-22 250M USD Add-on Acquisition
Bethesda, Maryland · www.homesnap.com
Ten-X, Inc. 2020-05-13 190M USD Add-on Acquisition
Irvine, California · www.ten-x.com
STR, Inc. 2019-10-01 450M USD Add-on Acquisition
Hendersonville, Tennessee · www.str.com
Off Campus Partners LLC 2019-06-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Charlottesville, Virginia · www.offcampuspartners.com
Cozy Services Ltd. 2018-11-08 68M USD Add-on Acquisition
Portland, Oregon · www.cozy.co
Realla 2018-10-11 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.realla.co
ForRent 2017-09-12 350M USD Divestiture
Norfolk, Virginia
DataSphere, Inc. (LandWatch.com) 2017-05-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Bellevue, Washington · www.landwatch.com
Thomas Daily GmbH 2016-05-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Freiburg, Germany · www.thomas-daily.de
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 9 (53%) 2.2B (73%) - -
Information Services 2 (12%) - - -
Software 2 (12%) 17M (1%) - -
Digital Media 1 (6%) 350M (12%) - -
Information Technology 1 (6%) 450M (15%) - -
Publishing 1 (6%) - - -
Real Estate 1 (6%) - - -
Total 17 $3.0B - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 15 3.0B - -
  California 3 952M - -
  Virginia 3 506M - -
  Massachusetts 2 - - -
  Georgia 2 187M - -
  Oregon 1 68M - -
  Maryland 1 250M - -
  Illinois 1 585M - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Tennessee 1 450M - -
Germany 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 15 (88%) 3.0B (100%) - -
Cross-border 2 (12%) - - -
Total 17 $3.0B - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
1
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 8 $2.9B
< $100M 2 $85M
TOTAL $3.0B
Largest LoopNet, Inc.
$762M (2012-04-27)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
18%
3 (18%)
Strategic(s)
12%
2 (12%)

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