ION Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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ION Group has acquired 17 companies, including 10 in the last 5 years. A total of 10 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

ION Group’s largest acquisition to date was in 2018, when it acquired Fidessa Group Holdings for $2.3B. ION Group has acquired in 4 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (43%) and internet software and services (29%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 2

ION Group

ION Investment Group Ltd.

Simmonscourt Road,
Dublin, 4
Ireland,
www.iongroup.com

ION provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments and corporations. The Company's proprietary software offers a flexible, open, customizable and cost-effective trading solutions that provides real-time integration of market data with internal systems.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 6 2 2 1 3 - 14
vol $900M $2.3B $3.2B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Clarus Financial Technology 2021-09-10 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.clarusft.com
Dash Financial Technologies 2021-06-02 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.dashfinancial.com
Dash Financial Technologies LLC 2021-02-08 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.dashfinancial.com
Broadway Technology LLC 2020-02-14 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.broadwaytechnology.com
Mergermarket Ltd. 2019-05-10 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.acuris.com
Allegro Development Corp. 2019-04-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Dallas, Texas · www.allegrodev.com
Fidessa Group Holdings Ltd. 2018-04-20 2.3B GBP Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.fidessa.com
OpenLink Financial, Inc. 2018-02-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Uniondale, New York · www.olf.com
Aspect Enterprise Solutions, Inc. 2017-10-30 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.aspectenterprise.com
Reval 2016-10-06 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.reval.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 6 (43%) 2.3B (72%) - -
Internet Software and Services 4 (29%) 900M (28%) - -
Information Technology 3 (21%) - - -
Information Services 1 (7%) - - -
Total 14 $3.2B - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 8 900M - -
  New York 5 - - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  Connecticut 1 900M - -
United Kingdom 6 2.3B - -
Domestic - - - -
Cross-border 14 (100%) 3.2B (100%) - -
Total 14 $3.2B - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
UBS Investment Bank
2
Legal Deals
Paul Hastings LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $2.3B
$100M to $1B 1 $900M
TOTAL $3.2B
Largest Fidessa Group Holdings Ltd.
$2.3B (2018-04-20)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
50%
7 (50%)

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