Informa - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Informa M&A Summary

Informa has acquired 22 companies, including 5 in the last 5 years. A total of 10 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 6 assets.

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 8 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include media (45%) and digital media (17%).

Informa Business Overview

Where is Informa headquartered?

Informa is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

What is Informa’s revenue?

Informa disclosed revenue of 1,799M GBP for 2021 and 1,661M GBP for 2020.

How many employees does Informa have?

Informa has 9,999 employees.

What sector is Informa in?

Informa is an information services company.

When was Informa founded?

Informa was founded in 1998.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity24
    • M&A Buy Activity18
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 18
  • M&A Advisors 2

Informa

Informa plc

5 Howick Place,
London, SW1P 1WG
United Kingdom,
+44 20 8052 0400
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. Informa was founded in 1998 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 14 - 1 1 2 - 18
vol $2.9B $1.3B $4.2B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 2 - 1 3 - - 6
vol $38M $38M
  24

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Winsight LLC 2023-05-18 380M USD Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.winsightmedia.com
Tarsus Group Ltd. 2023-03-09 940M USD Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.tarsus.com
Maritime Intelligence 2022-08-04 - Divestiture
London, United Kingdom · www.lloydslistintelligence.com
Emerging Portfolio Fund Research, Inc. 2022-07-19 - Divestiture
Cambridge, Massachusetts · www.financialintelligence.informa.com
Industry Dive 2022-07-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Washington, District of Columbia · www.industrydive.com
Citeline 2022-02-10 - Divestiture
New York, New York · www.citeline.com
Informa's Asset Intelligence Business Unit 2021-12-01 - Divestiture
London, United Kingdom
Curinos 2021-04-01 - Joint Venture
New York, New York · www.curinos.com
Informa plc - Industry & Infrastructure Intelligence and Auto Brands 2019-11-11 - Divestiture
Zug, Switzerland
Omdia 2019-08-01 - Divestiture
London, United Kingdom · www.omdia.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Informa Financial Intelligence    - Informa Financial Intelligence - Financial Benchmarking & Omnichannel Experience (FBX) 2021-07-29 1
Boston, Massachusetts · www.financialintelligence.informa.com Boston, Massachusetts
Penton Media, Inc. 2016-09-15 Hillgate Communications Ltd. 2019-02-13 1
New York, New York · www.penton.com Isleworth, United Kingdom
UBM plc 2018-01-18 UBM plc - MR Magazine 2018-02-23 1
London, United Kingdom · www.ubm.com London, United Kingdom

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Media 8 (44%) 1.7B (40%) 2 (33%) -
Information Services 3 (17%) 773M (18%) 3 (50%) 38M (100%)
Digital Media 3 (17%) - - -
Business Services 2 (11%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (6%) 1.6B (37%) - -
Marketing 1 (6%) 163M (4%) - -
Software - - 1 (17%) -
Total 18 $4.2B 6 $38M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 11 2.5B 2 -
  New York 3 1.6B 1 -
  Florida 2 163M - -
  Massachusetts 1 - 1 -
  Texas 1 375M - -
  Illinois 1 380M - -
  District of Columbia 1 - - -
  California 1 - - -
  Arizona 1 - - -
United Kingdom 5 1.7B 2 -
Canada 2 - - -
  Ontario 2 - - -
Switzerland - - 2 38M
Domestic 5 (28%) 1.7B (41%) 2 (33%) -
Cross-border 13 (72%) 2.5B (59%) 4 (67%) 38M (100%)
Total 18 $4.2B 6 $38M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Centerview Partners
1
The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. (JEGI)
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.6B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.6B
TOTAL $4.2B
Largest Penton Media, Inc.
$1.6B (2016-09-15)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $38M
TOTAL $38M
Largest Business Information Assets - Informa plc
$38M (2015-07-27)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
33%
6 (33%)
Strategic(s)
17%
3 (17%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
50%
3 (50%)
Strategic(s)
50%
3 (50%)

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