Fitch Group Acquisitions and Exits, 4 Deals Between 2005 and 2014
information services Company

Fitch Group has acquired 3 companies. A total of 2 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 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include business services (34%) and education (34%).

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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 ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
vol $175M $175M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $387M $387M
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Largest Algorithmics, Inc.
$175M (2005-01-25)
Sell # Total
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Largest Algorithmics, Inc.
$387M (2011-09-01)

Information Services M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the information services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 76 information services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, and 11 have acquired at least 5 companies.

The most prolific strategic information services acquirer over the past 3 years is Moody s, with 4 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the information services sector over the past 3 years is Great Hill Partners with 1 platform acquisition.


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