Fitch Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Information Services Company

Fitch Group has acquired 5 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Fitch Group’s largest acquisition to date was in 2005, when it acquired Algorithmics for $175M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2011, when it sold Algorithmics to International Business Machines for $387M. Fitch Group has acquired in 1 US state, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information services (40%) and business services (20%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity6
    • M&A Buy Activity5
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6

Fitch Group

One State Street Plaza,
New York, New York 10004
United States,
(212)908-0500
www.fitchratings.com

Fitch Group is a provider of financial information services. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global provider of credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; Fitch Learning, a provider of learning and development solutions for the global financial services industry; and Business Monitor International, a provider of country risk and industry analysis specializing in emerging and frontier markets.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 3 - 1 - - 1 5
vol $175M $175M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $387M $387M
  6

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
CreditSights, Inc. 2021-01-14 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.creditsights.com
Fulcrum Financial Data LLC 2018-05-31 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.fulcrumfinancialdata.com
Business Monitor International 2014-03-14 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.businessmonitor.com
7city Group Ltd. 2013-01-24 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.7city.com
Algorithmics, Inc. 2011-09-01 387M USD Divestiture
Toronto, Ontario
Algorithmics, Inc. 2005-01-25 175M USD Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Information Services 2 (40%) - - -
Software 1 (20%) 175M (100%) 1 (100%) 387M (100%)
Business Services 1 (20%) - - -
Education 1 (20%) - - -
Total 5 $175M 1 $387M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Canada 1 175M 1 387M
  Ontario 1 175M 1 387M
United Kingdom 2 - - -
United States 2 - - -
  New York 2 - - -
Domestic 2 (40%) - - -
Cross-border 3 (60%) 175M (100%) 1 (100%) 387M (100%)
Total 5 $175M 1 $387M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $175M
TOTAL $175M
Largest Algorithmics, Inc.
$175M (2005-01-25)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $387M
TOTAL $387M
Largest Algorithmics, Inc.
$387M (2011-09-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
80%
4 (80%)
Strategic(s)
20%
1 (20%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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