Discover Financial Services

2500 Lake Cook Road,
Riverwoods, Illinois 60015
United States,
(224) 405-0900
www.discover.com

Discover Financial Services is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. The Company issues the Discover card and offers home loans, private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit and money market accounts through its direct banking business. Discover Financial was formed in 1960 and is based in Riverwoods, Illinois.

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Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
vol $1.1B $1.1B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
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Largest The Student Loan Corp.
$600M (2010-09-17)
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According to our data here at Mergr, Discover Financial Services has acquired 5 companies.

Discover Financial Services’ largest acquisition to date was in 2010, when it acquired The Student Loan for $600M. Discover Financial Services has acquired in 5 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include financial services (100%).

When analyzing the financial services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 526 financial services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 25 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 3 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic financial services acquirer over the past 3 years is AFH Financial Group, with 11 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the financial services sector over the past 3 years is The Carlyle Group with 6 platform acquisitions.

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