Dow Jones & Co.

1211 Avenue of the Americas,
New York, New York 10036
United States,
(212) 416-2000
www.dowjones.com

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced content for more than 130 years and today has one of the largest newsgathering operations globally. It produces publications and products including the Wall Street Journal, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource. Dow Jones was formed in 1882 and is based in New York City.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
vol $572M $572M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
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Largest MarketWatch, Inc.
$520M (2004-11-15)
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Dow Jones was acquired by News on December 13, 2007.

Dow Jones has acquired 5 companies of its own.

Dow Jones’ largest acquisition to date was in 2004, when it acquired MarketWatch for $520M. Dow Jones has acquired in 3 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information services (40%) and media (40%).

When analyzing the information services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 78 information services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 10 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic information services acquirer over the past 3 years is CRIF, with 5 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the information services sector over the past 3 years is GIC Private Ltd. with 2 platform acquisitions.

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