IHS Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Information Technology Company

IHS has acquired 56 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 7 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 assets.

IHS’s largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired Oil Price Information Service for $650M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2021, when it sold Oil Price Information Service to News for $1.2B. IHS has acquired in 18 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information services (30%) and software (28%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity58
    • M&A Buy Activity55
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 1

IHS, Inc.

15 Inverness Way East,
Englewood, Colorado 80112
United States,
(303) 790-0600
www.ihs.com

IHS is a source of insight, analytics and expertise in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape. Businesses and governments rely on the content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS was established in 1959 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 55 - - - - - 55
vol $2.4B $2.4B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 - - - - 1 3
vol $1.2B $1.2B
  58

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Oil Price Information Service LLC 2021-08-02 1.2B USD Divestiture
Rockville, Maryland · www.opisnet.com
Sphera Solutions 2016-06-01 - Divestiture
Chicago, Illinois · www.sphera.com
GlobalSpec, Inc. 2016-04-29 - Divestiture
East Greenbush, New York · www.globalspec.com
Oil Price Information Service LLC 2016-02-11 650M USD Divestiture
Rockville, Maryland · www.opisnet.com
CARPROOF Corp. 2015-12-28 494M CAD Add-on Acquisition
London, Ontario · www.carproof.com
RootMetrics, Inc. 2015-04-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Bellevue, Washington · www.rootmetrics.com
Rushmore Reviews Ltd. 2015-02-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.rushmorereviews.com
Infonetics Research, Inc. 2014-12-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Campbell, California · www.infonetics.com
JOC Group, Inc. 2014-12-10 - Divestiture
Newark, New Jersey · www.joc.com
PacWest Consulting Partners LLC 2014-11-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas · www.pacwestcp.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
JOC Group, Inc. 2014-12-10 Global Transportation Services, Inc. 2016-07-07 1
Newark, New Jersey · www.joc.com Seattle, Washington · www.shipglobal.com
R. L. Polk & Co. 2013-07-15 CARFAX, Inc. 2013-07-15 1
Southfield, Michigan · www.polk.com Centreville, Virginia · www.carfax.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Information Services 16 (29%) 624M (26%) - -
Software 15 (27%) 1.4B (57%) 1 (33%) 1.2B (100%)
Business Services 13 (24%) 210M (9%) - -
Information Technology 2 (4%) 135M (6%) 2 (67%) -
Internet Software and Services 3 (5%) 62M (3%) - -
Publishing 3 (5%) - - -
Media 2 (4%) - - -
Life Science 1 (2%) - - -
Total 55 $2.4B 3 $1.2B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 36 1.8B 3 1.2B
  Texas 9 500M - -
  California 5 40M - -
  Maryland 2 650M 1 1.2B
  Virginia 2 25M - -
  Michigan 2 27M - -
  Massachusetts 2 58M - -
  New York 1 135M 1 -
  Tennessee 1 - - -
  South Carolina 1 - - -
  Oregon 1 24M - -
  Oklahoma 1 - - -
  New Jersey 1 - - -
  District of Columbia 1 - - -
  Connecticut 1 48M - -
  Colorado 1 28M - -
  Arizona 1 59M - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Illinois - - 1 -
United Kingdom 11 50M - -
Canada 6 577M - -
  Alberta 3 3M - -
  Ontario 2 494M - -
Germany 1 8M - -
South Korea 1 - - -
Domestic 36 (65%) 1.8B (73%) 3 (100%) 1.2B (100%)
Cross-border 19 (35%) 635M (27%) - -
Total 55 $2.4B 3 $1.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Macfarlanes LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 5 $1.9B
< $100M 14 $449M
TOTAL $2.4B
Largest Oil Price Information Service LLC
$650M (2016-02-11)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.2B
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest Oil Price Information Service LLC
$1.2B (2021-08-02)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
11%
6 (11%)
Strategic(s)
13%
7 (13%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
33%
1 (33%)
Strategic(s)
67%
2 (67%)

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