Dun & Bradstreet Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Information Services Company

Dun & Bradstreet has acquired 20 companies of its own, including 5 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 5 assets.

Dun & Bradstreet’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired Credibility for $320M. Dun & Bradstreet has acquired in 8 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information services (30%) and internet software and services (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity25
    • M&A Buy Activity20
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 1

Dun & Bradstreet Corp.

103 JFK Parkway,
Short Hills, New Jersey 07078
United States,
(973) 921-5500
www.dnb.com

Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. is a provider of a licenses information on businesses and corporations for use in credit decisions, business-to-business marketing, and supply chain management. Dun & Bradstreet was formed in 1841 and is based in Short Hills, New Jersey.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 16 1 1 - 1 1 20
vol $891M $150M $1.0B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 4 - - 1 - - 5
  25

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Orb Intelligence, Inc. 2020-01-09 - Add-on Acquisition
San Jose, California · www.orb-intelligence.com
Lattice Engines, Inc. 2019-06-13 - Add-on Acquisition
San Mateo, California · www.lattice-engines.com
Dun & Bradstreet Vietnam 2018-01-12 - Divestiture
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam · www.dnbvietnam.com
Avention Services, Inc. 2017-01-10 150M USD Add-on Acquisition
Concord, Massachusetts · www.avention.com
TenderLink.com Pty Ltd. 2016-10-31 - Divestiture
Melbourne, Australia · www.tenderlink.com
Credibility Corp. 2015-05-13 320M USD Add-on Acquisition
Malibu, California · smallbusiness.dandb.com
NetProspex, Inc. 2015-01-08 125M USD Add-on Acquisition
Waltham, Massachusetts · www.netprospex.com
Indicee, Inc. 2014-04-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Vancouver, British Columbia · www.indicee.com
Fliptop, Inc. - Social Data Matching Business Unit 2014-04-17 - Divestiture
, United States · www.fliptop.com
BlockBeacon, Inc. 2012-12-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Santa Monica, California · www.blockbeacon.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Hoovers, Inc. 2002-12-05 Visible Path Corp. 2008-01-30 1
Short Hills, New Jersey · www.hoovers.com San Francisco, California

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Information Services 6 (30%) 405M (39%) 3 (60%) -
Internet Software and Services 5 (25%) 55M (5%) - -
Software 5 (25%) 48M (5%) - -
Business Services 4 (20%) 533M (51%) - -
Financial Services - - 1 (20%) -
Marketing - - 1 (20%) -
Total 20 $1.0B 5 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 17 1.0B 3 -
  California 6 423M - -
  Massachusetts 4 283M - -
  Texas 1 27M 1 -
  New York 1 - 1 -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  New Jersey 1 81M - -
  Connecticut 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 -
Italy 1 22M 1 -
Australia 1 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  British Columbia 1 - - -
Vietnam - - 1 -
Domestic 17 (85%) 1.0B (98%) 3 (60%) -
Cross-border 3 (15%) 22M (2%) 2 (40%) -
Total 20 $1.0B 5 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Portico Capital Securities LLC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $800M
< $100M 6 $241M
TOTAL $1.0B
Largest Credibility Corp.
$320M (2015-05-13)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
57%
4 57%
Strategic(s)
43%
3 43%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
50%
2 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
2 50%

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