Dow Jones - M&A Summary, Ownership, and Business Overview

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Dow Jones M&A Summary

Dow Jones has acquired 5 companies of its own. It has also divested 1 asset.

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%).

Dow Jones Ownership

Who owns Dow Jones?

Dow Jones is owned by News. It was acquired on December 13, 2007.

Dow Jones Business Overview

Where is Dow Jones headquartered?

Dow Jones is headquartered in New York, New York.

What sector is Dow Jones in?

Dow Jones is an information services company.

When was Dow Jones founded?

Dow Jones was founded in 1882.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity6
    • M&A Buy Activity5
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2
  • M&A Advisors 2

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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
vol $572M $572M
Sell (0.2/yr) # - 1 - - - - 1
  6

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
VentureSource 2020-07-15 - Divestiture
New York, New York
Generate Inc. 2008-04-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Maynard, Massachusetts
eFinancial News Holdings Ltd. 2007-05-15 52M USD Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.efinancialnews.com
Factiva, LLC 2006-10-18 - Stake Purchase
New York, New York · www.factiva.com
MarketWatch, Inc. 2004-11-15 520M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.marketwatch.com
Factiva, LLC 1999-05-18 - Joint Venture
New York, New York · www.factiva.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Dow Jones Risk & Compliance    - RiskAverter 2017-02-27 2
New York, New York San Francisco, California

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Information Services 2 (40%) - 1 (100%) -
Media 2 (40%) 572M (100%) - -
Business Services 1 (20%) - - -
Total 5 $572M 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 4 520M 1 -
  New York 2 - 1 -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  California 1 520M - -
United Kingdom 1 52M - -
Domestic 4 (80%) 520M (91%) 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 1 (20%) 52M (9%) - -
Total 5 $572M 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Evercore Group
1
Legal Deals
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $520M
< $100M 1 $52M
TOTAL $572M
Largest MarketWatch, Inc.
$520M (2004-11-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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