Moody s Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Information Services Company

Moody s has acquired 30 companies, including 20 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Moody s’ largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired Bureau van Dijk for $3.3B. Moody s has acquired in 9 different US states, and 12 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information services (27%) and software (20%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity31
    • M&A Buy Activity30
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 12
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 7

Moody's Corp. (Moody's)

7 World Trade Center 250 Greenwich Street,
New York, New York 10007
United States,
(212) 553-0300
www.moodys.com

Moody's provides credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. Moody's was founded in 1900 and is based in New York, New York.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (3.8/yr) # 11 3 3 5 6 2 30
vol $581M $3.3B $278M $700M $4.8B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - 1 - - 1
  31

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Cortera, Inc. 2021-02-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Boca Raton, Florida · www.cortera.com
Catylist Real Estate Software, Inc. 2021-01-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.catylist.com
ZM Financial Systems 2020-12-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Cary, North Carolina · www.zmfs.com
MioTech Technology 2020-11-04 - Stake Purchase
Hong Kong, Hong Kong · www.miotech.com
Acquire Media Corp. 2020-10-21 - Divestiture
Roseland, New Jersey · www.acquiremedia.com
Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad 2020-08-11 - Stake Purchase
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia · www.marc.com.my
RBA International 2020-03-02 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.rba.international
Regulatory DataCorp. 2020-01-23 700M USD Add-on Acquisition
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania · www.rdc.com
SynTao Green Finance 2019-10-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Beijing, China · www.syntaogf.com
Deloitte & Touche LLP - ABS Suite Business 2019-10-02 - Divestiture
New York, New York
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Moody's Analytics, Inc.    - WebEquity Solutions LLC 2014-06-09 2
New York, New York · www.moodysanalytics.com Omaha, Nebraska · www.webequitysolutions.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Information Services 8 (27%) 3.6B (74%) - -
Software 6 (20%) 149M (3%) - -
Information Technology 4 (13%) 700M (14%) 1 (100%) -
Business Services 4 (13%) 287M (6%) - -
Internet Software and Services 4 (13%) - - -
Financial Services 3 (10%) - - -
Education 1 (3%) 118M (2%) - -
Total 30 $4.8B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 16 1.2B - -
  New York 6 278M - -
  Pennsylvania 2 727M - -
  California 2 210M - -
  Virginia 1 - - -
  North Carolina 1 - - -
  New Jersey 1 - - -
  Michigan 1 - - -
  Florida 1 - - -
United Kingdom 3 77M 1 -
Canada 2 118M - -
  Ontario 2 118M - -
Belgium 1 149M - -
Chile 1 - - -
China 1 - - -
France 1 - - -
Germany 1 - - -
Hong Kong 1 - - -
Malaysia 1 - - -
Netherlands 1 3.3B - -
Peru 1 - - -
Domestic 16 (53%) 1.2B (25%) - -
Cross-border 14 (47%) 3.6B (75%) 1 (100%) -
Total 30 $4.8B 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Centerview Partners LLC
1
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Legal Deals
Paul Hastings LLP
2
Mayer Brown
2
Slaughter and May
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $3.3B
$100M to $1B 5 $1.5B
< $100M 2 $104M
TOTAL $4.8B
Largest Bureau van Dijk
$3.3B (2017-05-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
13%
4 (13%)
Strategic(s)
13%
4 (13%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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