Gartner Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Information Services Company

Gartner has acquired 11 companies, including 2 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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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 3

Gartner Inc. (Gartner)

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

Gartner 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 10 1 - - - - 11
vol $431M $3.3B $3.7B
Sell (0.6/yr) # - - 3 - - - 3
vol $400M $400M
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
CEB, Inc. (Challenger and Effortless Experience Solutions Business) 2018-09-05 - Divestiture
Arlington, Virginia · www.cebglobal.com
Metrics That Matter 2018-09-05 - Divestiture
, United States · www.metricsthatmatter.com
SHL Group PLC 2018-07-04 400M USD Divestiture
Thames Ditton, United Kingdom · www.shl.com
CEB, Inc. (Challenger and Effortless Experience Solutions Business) 2017-01-05 3.3B USD Add-on Acquisition
Arlington, Virginia · www.cebglobal.com
Rapture World Ltd. (dba SCM World) 2016-06-28 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.scmworld.com
Capterra, Inc. 2015-09-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Arlington, Virginia · www.capterra.com
Nubera eBusiness SL (GetApp) 2015-07-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Barcelona, Spain · www.nubera.com
Senexx 2014-06-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Haifa, Israel · www.senexx.com
Market Visio Oy 2014-05-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Espoo, Finland · www.marketvisio.fi
Software Advice, Inc. 2014-03-11 135M USD Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas · www.softwareadvice.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Business Services 7 (64%) 3.7B (100%) 2 (67%) 400M (100%)
Internet Software and Services 4 (36%) - - -
Information Technology - - 1 (33%) -
Total 11 $3.7B 3 $400M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 6 3.7B 2 -
  Virginia 2 3.3B 1 -
  Utah 1 56M - -
  Texas 1 135M - -
  Massachusetts 1 64M - -
  Connecticut 1 162M - -
United Kingdom 1 - 1 400M
Australia 1 14M - -
Finland 1 - - -
Israel 1 - - -
Spain 1 - - -
Domestic 6 (55%) 3.7B (100%) 2 (67%) -
Cross-border 5 (45%) 14M (< 1%) 1 (33%) 400M (100%)
Total 11 $3.7B 3 $400M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Evercore Group LLC
1
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Legal Deals
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $3.3B
$100M to $1B 2 $297M
< $100M 3 $134M
TOTAL $3.7B
Largest CEB, Inc. (Challenger and Effortless Experience Solutions Business)
$3.3B (2017-01-05)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $400M
TOTAL $400M
Largest SHL Group PLC
$400M (2018-07-04)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
18%
2 (18%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
33%
1 (33%)
Strategic(s)
33%
1 (33%)

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