Meltwater - M&A Summary, Ownership, and Business Overview

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Meltwater M&A Summary

Meltwater has acquired 17 companies of its own, including 3 in the last 5 years.

Meltwater’s largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired Infomart for $38M. Meltwater has acquired in 4 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (53%) and information technology (24%).

Meltwater Ownership

Who owns Meltwater?

Meltwater is owned by Marlin Equity Partners. It was acquired on August 9, 2023.

Is Meltwater PE-backed?

Yes. Meltwater is owned by private equity investor Marlin Equity Partners.

Meltwater Business Overview

Where is Meltwater headquartered?

Meltwater is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

What is Meltwater’s revenue?

Meltwater disclosed revenue of 411M EUR for 2022 and 308M EUR for 2019.

How many employees does Meltwater have?

Meltwater has 2,200 employees.

What sector is Meltwater in?

Meltwater is an information technology company.

When was Meltwater founded?

Meltwater was founded in 2001.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity17
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

Meltwater

Meltwater Group, Inc.

115 Sansome Street, Suite 1400,
San Francisco, California 94104
United States,
(415) 829-5900
www.meltwater.com

Meltwater is a provider of online intelligence solutions. Meltwater helps companies make better, more informed decisions based on insights from the outside. More than 25,000 companies use the Meltwater media intelligence platform to stay on top of billions of online conversations, extract relevant insights, and use them to strategically manage their brand and stay ahead of their competition. Meltwater was founded in 2001 and is based in San Francisco, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 14 - 3 - - - 17
vol $48M $50M $98M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
DeepReason.ai Ltd. 2021-11-19 7M USD Add-on Acquisition
Oxford, United Kingdom · www.deepreason.ai
Owler, Inc. 2021-06-18 25M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Mateo, California · www.owler.com
Klear.com Ltd. 2021-04-14 18M USD Add-on Acquisition
Haifa, Israel · www.klear.com
Sysomos, Inc. 2018-04-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario · www.sysomos.com
DataSift 2018-03-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Berkshire, United Kingdom · www.datasift.com
Algo LLC 2017-08-29 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.algo.com
Cosmify, Inc. 2017-08-01 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.cosmify.io
Infomart 2017-06-22 38M USD Divestiture
Toronto, Ontario · www.infomart.com
Social Media Broadcasts (SMB) Ltd. (dba Klarity) 2017-06-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Hong Kong, China · www.klarity-analytics.com
Wrapidity 2017-02-21 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.wrapidity.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 9 (53%) 27M (28%) - -
Information Technology 4 (24%) 46M (47%) - -
Software 3 (18%) - - -
Information Services 1 (6%) 25M (25%) - -
Total 17 $98M - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 7 34M - -
  California 4 29M - -
  Virginia 1 - - -
  Texas 1 - - -
Canada 3 38M - -
  Ontario 2 38M - -
  Quebec 1 - - -
United Kingdom 3 7M - -
Sweden 2 - - -
China 1 - - -
Israel 1 18M - -
Domestic 7 (41%) 34M (35%) - -
Cross-border 10 (59%) 63M (65%) - -
Total 17 $98M - -

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 6 $98M
TOTAL $98M
Largest Infomart
$38M (2017-06-22)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
12%
2 (12%)

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