Informa plc

Gubelstrasse 11,
Zug, CH-6300
Switzerland,
+44 (0)207 017 5000
www.informa.com

Informa provides academics, businesses and individuals with unparalleled knowledge, up-to-the minute information and highly specialist skills and services. With around 7,000 employees working in some 150 offices in over 40 countries, our global reach and breadth of offer is unique.

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Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 3 1 2 1 2 2 11
vol $773M $375M $1.6B $163M $2.9B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - 1 - - 1
vol $38M $38M
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Largest Penton Media, Inc.
$1.6B (2016-09-15)
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Largest Business Information Assets - Informa plc
$38M (2015-07-27)

According to our data here at Mergr, Informa has acquired 15 companies, including 12 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Informa’s largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired Penton Media for $1.6B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2015, when it sold Business Information Assets - Informa to GlobalData for $38M. Informa has acquired in 5 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include media (55%) and digital media (19%).

When analyzing the business services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 747 business services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 52 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 14 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic business services acquirer over the past 3 years is United Site Services, with 18 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the business services sector over the past 3 years is The Carlyle Group with 7 platform acquisitions.

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