Daily Mail and General Trust Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Media Company

Daily Mail and General Trust has acquired 9 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 12 assets.

Daily Mail and General Trust’s largest acquisition to date was in 2006, when it acquired Genscape for $130M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2019, when it sold Genscape to Verisk Analytics for $364M. Daily Mail and General Trust has acquired in 5 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include digital media (25%) and automotive (13%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 2

Daily Mail and General Trust PLC

Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street,
London, W8 5TT
United Kingdom,
44 20 7938 0000
www.dmgt.com

DMGT is an international group quoted on the London Stock Exchange with a portfolio of market-leading digital, information, media and events businesses. Daily Mail and General Trust was founded in 1896 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 5 - 1 1 - 1 8
vol $149M $76M $225M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 6 1 1 1 - 1 10
vol $333M $205M $364M $902M
  18

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
New Scientist Ltd. 2021-03-03 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.newscientist.com
i (newspaper) 2019-11-29 76M GBP Divestiture
, United Kingdom · www.inews.co.uk
Genscape, Inc. 2019-08-26 364M USD Divestiture
Louisville, Kentucky · www.genscape.com
Cazoo Holdings Ltd. 2018-12-01 - Venture
London, United Kingdom · www.cazoo.co.uk
Environmental Data Resources, Inc. 2018-03-13 205M USD Divestiture
Shelton, Connecticut · www.edrnet.com
Elite Daily LLC 2017-04-17 - Divestiture
New York, New York · www.elitedaily.com
Wowcher Ltd. 2015-11-26 45M GBP Divestiture
London, United Kingdom · www.wowcher.co.uk
Elite Daily LLC 2015-01-30 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.elitedaily.com
OilCareers 2014-03-19 26M USD Divestiture
Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.oilcareers.com
Globrix Ltd. 2012-12-21 - Divestiture
London, United Kingdom
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Digital Media 2 (25%) - 1 (10%) -
Information Services 1 (13%) 130M (58%) 2 (20%) 569M (63%)
Automotive 1 (13%) - 1 (10%) -
Business Services 1 (13%) - 1 (10%) 89M (10%)
Media 1 (13%) 19M (8%) 1 (10%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 2 (20%) 26M (3%)
Publishing 1 (13%) 76M (34%) - -
Software 1 (13%) - - -
E-Commerce - - 1 (10%) 45M (5%)
Retail - - 1 (10%) 173M (19%)
Total 8 $225M 10 $902M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 5 149M 6 831M
  New York 1 - 2 173M
  Oregon 1 - 1 89M
  Kentucky 1 130M 1 364M
  Florida 1 19M 1 -
  California 1 - - -
  Connecticut - - 1 205M
United Kingdom 3 76M 4 71M
Domestic 3 (38%) 76M (34%) 4 (40%) 71M (8%)
Cross-border 5 (63%) 149M (66%) 6 (60%) 831M (92%)
Total 8 $225M 10 $902M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. (JEGI)
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $130M
< $100M 2 $95M
TOTAL $225M
Largest Genscape, Inc.
$130M (2006-04-20)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $742M
< $100M 3 $160M
TOTAL $902M
Largest Genscape, Inc.
$364M (2019-08-26)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
13%
1 (13%)
Strategic(s)
13%
1 (13%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
30%
3 (30%)
Strategic(s)
60%
6 (60%)

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