CoStar Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Information Services Company

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

CoStar Group’s largest acquisition to date was in 2012, when it acquired LoopNet for $762M. CoStar Group has acquired in 8 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (44%) and digital media (13%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity16
    • M&A Buy Activity16
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 3

CoStar Group, Inc.

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

CoStar Group, Inc. 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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 7 1 2 2 2 2 16
vol $1.5B $350M $68M $450M $778M $3.2B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  16

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Ten-X, Inc. 2020-05-13 190M USD Add-on Acquisition
Irvine, California · www.ten-x.com
RentPath, Inc. 2020-02-11 588M USD Special Situations/Distressed
Norcross, Georgia · www.rentpath.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
Apartment Finder 2015-04-29 170M USD Divestiture
Norcorss, Georgia · www.apartmentfinder.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Apartments.com, LLC 2014-03-03 Westside Rentals, Inc. 2017-02-01 1
Chicago, Illinois · www.apartments.com , United States · www.westsiderentals.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 7 (44%) 1.8B (56%) - -
Digital Media 2 (13%) 938M (29%) - -
Information Services 2 (13%) - - -
Software 2 (13%) 17M (1%) - -
Information Technology 1 (6%) 450M (14%) - -
Publishing 1 (6%) - - -
Real Estate 1 (6%) - - -
Total 16 $3.2B - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 14 3.2B - -
  Georgia 3 775M - -
  California 3 952M - -
  Virginia 2 350M - -
  Massachusetts 2 - - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Tennessee 1 450M - -
  Oregon 1 68M - -
  Illinois 1 585M - -
Germany 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 14 (88%) 3.2B (100%) - -
Cross-border 2 (13%) - - -
Total 16 $3.2B - -

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 7 $3.1B
< $100M 2 $85M
TOTAL $3.2B
Largest LoopNet, Inc.
$762M (2012-04-27)

M&A Connections

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

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