Gartner Acquisitions and Exits, 14 Deals Between 2005 and 2018
business services Company

Gartner has acquired 11 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 assets.

Gartner’s largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired CEB for $3.3B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2018, when it sold SHL Group to for $400M. Gartner has acquired in 5 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include business services (64%) and internet software and services (37%).

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Gartner, Inc.

56 Top Gallant Road,
Stamford, Connecticut 06902
United States,
(203) 316-1111
www.gartner.com

Gartner, Inc. is an information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight to clients worldwide. Gartner was founded in 1979 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 7 2 1 1 - - 11
vol $431M $3.3B $3.7B
Sell (0.6/yr) # - - - - 3 - 3
vol $400M $400M
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Largest CEB, Inc. (Challenger and Effortless Experience Solutions Business)
$3.3B (2017-01-05)
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Largest SHL Group PLC
$400M (2018-07-04)

Business Services M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the business services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 821 business services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 55 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 10 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic business services acquirer over the past 3 years is Ascensus, with 19 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the business services sector over the past 3 years is Warburg Pincus LLC with 5 platform acquisitions.


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