FactSet Research Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Information Services Company

FactSet Research has acquired 18 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

FactSet Research’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired Portware for $265M. FactSet Research has acquired in 7 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information services (56%) and information technology (17%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity20
    • M&A Buy Activity18
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7

FactSet Research Systems, Inc. (FactSet Research)

45 Glover Avenue 7th Floor,
Norwalk, Connecticut 06851
United States,
(203) 810-1000
www.factset.com

FactSet Research is a global provider of financial information and analytics. Users can access company and industry intelligence as well as monitor performance with desktop analytics, mobile applications, and data feeds. FactSet Research was founded in 1978 and is based in Norwalk, Connecticut.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 16 2 - - - - 18
vol $515M $205M $721M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
  20

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
BISAM Technologies S.A. 2017-03-20 205M USD Add-on Acquisition
Paris, France · www.bisam.com
Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. - Interactive Data Managed Solutions (IDMS) 2017-01-27 - Divestiture
Atlanta, Georgia
Vermilion Software Ltd. 2016-11-01 67M USD Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.vermilionsoftware.com
CYMBA Technologies 2016-09-01 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.cymba-tech.com
Matrix Data Ltd. (Matrix Solutions) 2016-05-23 - Divestiture
London, United Kingdom · www.matrixsolutions.co.uk
Market Metrics, Inc. 2016-05-23 - Divestiture
Boston, Massachusetts · www.marketmetrics.com
Portware LLC 2015-09-22 265M USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.portware.com
Code Red, Inc. 2015-02-09 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.coderedinc.com
Matrix Data Ltd. (Matrix Solutions) 2013-12-10 - Stake Purchase
London, United Kingdom · www.matrixsolutions.co.uk
Revere Data LLC 2013-09-05 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.reveredata.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Information Services 10 (56%) 169M (24%) 2 (100%) -
Information Technology 3 (17%) - - -
Software 3 (17%) 286M (40%) - -
Business Services 1 (6%) - - -
Financial Services 1 (6%) 265M (37%) - -
Total 18 $721M 2 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 11 385M 1 -
  New York 4 342M - -
  California 2 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 - 1 -
  Wyoming 1 - - -
  New Jersey 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 43M - -
  Georgia 1 - - -
United Kingdom 6 131M 1 -
France 1 205M - -
Domestic 11 (61%) 385M (53%) 1 (50%) -
Cross-border 7 (39%) 336M (47%) 1 (50%) -
Total 18 $721M 2 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $470M
< $100M 6 $250M
TOTAL $721M
Largest Portware LLC
$265M (2015-09-22)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
17%
3 (17%)
Strategic(s)
17%
3 (17%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 (100%)

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