M&A Deal Summary

London Stock Exchange Group Acquires Refinitiv

On August 1, 2019, London Stock Exchange Group PLC acquired information services company Refinitiv from The Blackstone Group and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for 27.0B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is London Stock Exchange Group’s 1st transaction in the Information Services sector.
  • This is London Stock Exchange Group’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is London Stock Exchange Group’s 2nd transaction in the United States.
  • This is London Stock Exchange Group’s 1st transaction in New York.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2019-08-01
Target Refinitiv
Sector Information Services
Buyer(s) London Stock Exchange Group PLC
Sellers(s) The Blackstone Group
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 27.0B USD
Advisor(s) Evercore Group LLC
Jefferies LLC
Canson Capital Partners (Financial)

Target

Refinitiv

New York, New York, United States
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Refinitiv is a large provider of financial markets data and infrastructure, serving over 40,000 institutions in over 150 countries. It provides data and insights, trading platforms, market data infrastructure and open technology platforms that support and connect the global financial markets community. Refinitiv was formerly known as Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk and is based in New York.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

London Stock Exchange Group PLC

London, United Kingdom

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Category Company
Founded 1698
SectorFinancial Services
Employees23,361
Revenue 6.7B GBP (2021)
DESCRIPTION

London Stock Exchange Group is a diversified international exchange Group that sits at the heart of the world's financial community. The Group can trace its history back to 1801. The Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS, Europe's leading fixed income market; and the pan-European equities platform, Turquoise. Through its markets, the Group offers international business, and investors, unrivalled access to Europe's capital markets. London Stock Exchange Group was founded in 1698 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 3 of 7
Sector (Information Services) 1 of 3
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 3 of 6
State (New York) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 2 of 4
Year (2019) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-10-30 Proquote Ltd.

London, United Kingdom

Proquote Ltd. is a provider of trading, market data and connectivity solutions. Proquote's coverage includes information on futures, options, commodities, metals and OTC derivatives and features comprehensive fundamentals, charting analytical tools. Proquote was established in 1999 and is headquartered in London, England.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2020-09-18 Borsa Italiana Spa

Milan, Italy

Borsa Italiana Spa is a stock exchange that manages and organizes the domestic market, regulating procedures for admission and listing of companies and intermediaries and supervising disclosures for listed companies. Borsa Italiana was formed in 1808 and is based in Milan, Italy.

Sell €4.3B

Seller(S) 2

SELLER

The Blackstone Group

New York, New York, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1987
PE ASSETS 95.0B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

The Blackstone Group LP is a global alternative investment management firm comprised of three business segments. These groups include corporate private equity, real estate, and alternative asset management. Blackstone's private equity group targets opportunities globally including buyout acquisitions of established companies, development projects, growth equity financings, and industry consolidations. Sectors of interest include automotive, healthcare, chemicals, industrial, commercial property, lodging, communications, media/publishing, consumer & retail, packaging, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, energy, technology, entertainment, telecommunications, financial services, theme parks, food & beverage, and transportation. Blackstone's private equity real estate group looks for opportunities across North/South America, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, and Europe. The real estate group will consider both equity and debt investments. Areas of interest include healthcare, hotel, industrial, office, residential, and retail. The Blackstone Group was formed in 1987 and is based in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 121 of 142
Sector (Information Services) 2 of 2
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 47 of 57
State (New York) 9 of 12
Country (United States) 79 of 92
Year (2019) 5 of 8
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 47
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-07-16 Building Materials Europe B.V.

Schiphol, Netherlands

BME is a distributor of building materials. BME sells building materials to professional builders, contractors, craftsmen, (specialized) installers, and consumers. BME does this through a large network of branches and showrooms operating under trusted and well-known local brands. BME is active in three business areas: General Builders Merchants (GBM), Sanitary, Heating and Plumbing (SHAP), and Do-It-Yourself (DIY). BME was founded in 2019 and is based in Schiphol, Netherlands.

Buy €1.6B
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-09-16 Vivint, Inc.

Provo, Utah, United States

Vivint is a full-service security alarm company that generates sales door-to-door during the summer months and services the contracts throughout the year. Vivint was formed in 1999 and is based in Provo, Utah.

Sell -
SELLER

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Category Company
SectorFinancial Services
DESCRIPTION

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board manages, as of June 30 2013, over $188 billion in investment assets for the Canada Pension Plan on behalf of eighteen million Canadians.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 6 of 11
Sector (Information Services) 1 of 2
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 5 of 6
State (New York) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 5 of 7
Year (2019) 3 of 4
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 6
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-07-03 Liberty Living Plc

London, United Kingdom

Liberty Living offers student accommodation in 21 cities across the UK and Europe, we provide all-inclusive student housing & flats up and down the country.

Sell CA$1.3B
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-10-23 Interparking SA

Bruxelles, Belgium

Interparking SA is one of the major European car park operators. Interparking designs, builds, operates and maintains high-quality car parks across Europe. Interparking SA operates 949 car park sites with c.415,000 parking spaces in cities across 416 cities in 9 countries. These include Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Italy, Poland and Romania, and Interparking operates car parks in Germany and Austria under the brand Contipark.

Sell -