Dun & Bradstreet Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Information ServicesCompany

Dun & Bradstreet has acquired 23 companies, including 7 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 2020, when it acquired Bisnode Business Information Group AB for $818M. Dun & Bradstreet has acquired in 9 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information services (35%) and internet software and services (22%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity28
    • M&A Buy Activity23
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 1

Dun & Bradstreet

Dun & Bradstreet Holdings, Inc.

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

Dun & Bradstreet 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 17 1 - 1 2 2 23
vol $891M $150M $818M $1.9B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 4 - 1 - - - 5
  28

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
NetWise Data LLC 2021-11-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Boca Raton, Florida · www.netwisedata.com
Eyeota Pte Ltd. 2021-11-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Singapore, Singapore · www.eyeota.com
Bisnode Business Information Group AB 2020-10-07 818M USD Add-on Acquisition
Solna, Sweden · www.bisnode.com
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
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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 8 (35%) 1.2B (66%) 3 (60%) -
Internet Software and Services 5 (22%) 55M (3%) - -
Software 5 (22%) 48M (3%) - -
Business Services 4 (17%) 533M (29%) - -
Marketing 1 (4%) - 1 (20%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (20%) -
Total 23 $1.9B 5 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 18 1.0B 3 -
  California 6 423M - -
  Massachusetts 4 283M - -
  Texas 1 27M 1 -
  New York 1 - 1 -
  Connecticut 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  New Jersey 1 81M - -
  Florida 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 -
Italy 1 22M 1 -
Australia 1 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  British Columbia 1 - - -
Singapore 1 - - -
Sweden 1 818M - -
Vietnam - - 1 -
Domestic 18 (78%) 1.0B (55%) 3 (60%) -
Cross-border 5 (22%) 840M (45%) 2 (40%) -
Total 23 $1.9B 5 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Portico Capital Securities LLC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 5 $1.6B
< $100M 6 $241M
TOTAL $1.9B
Largest Bisnode Business Information Group AB
$818M (2020-10-07)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
17%
4 (17%)
Strategic(s)
13%
3 (13%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
20%
1 (20%)
Strategic(s)
40%
2 (40%)

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