Moody s - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Moody s M&A Summary

Moody s has acquired 37 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 15 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information services (28%) and software (19%).

Moody s Business Overview

Where is Moody s headquartered?

Moody s is headquartered in New York, New York.

What is Moody s’ revenue?

Moody s disclosed revenue of 5,468M USD for 2022 and 6,218M USD for 2021.

How many employees does Moody s have?

Moody s has 13,460 employees.

What sector is Moody s in?

Moody s is an information services company.

When was Moody s founded?

Moody s was founded in 1900.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity38
    • M&A Buy Activity37
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 15
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 7

Moody's

Moody's Corp.

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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (3.0/yr) # 22 6 6 3 - - 37
vol $4.1B $700M $2.0B $6.8B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  38

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
La Sociedad Calificadora de Riesgo Centroamericana S.A. 2022-12-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Cartago, Costa Rica · www.scriesgo.com
Class & Asociados S.A. Clasificadora de Riesgo 2022-04-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Lima, Peru · www.classrating.com
Global Credit Rating Company Ltd. 2022-02-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Ebene, Mauritius · www.gcrratings.com
360kompany AG 2021-12-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Vienna, Austria · www.kompany.com
PassFort Ltd. 2021-12-03 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.passfort.com
Bogard AB 2021-11-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Stockholm, Sweden · www.bogard.se
Risk Management Solutions, Inc. 2021-08-05 2.0B USD Divestiture
Newark, California · www.rms.com
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
View All >>

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 10 (27%) 3.6B (52%) - -
Software 7 (19%) 2.1B (31%) - -
Business Services 6 (16%) 287M (4%) 1 (100%) -
Internet Software and Services 6 (16%) - - -
Information Technology 4 (11%) 700M (10%) - -
Financial Services 3 (8%) - - -
Education 1 (3%) 118M (2%) - -
Total 37 $6.8B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 17 3.2B - -
  New York 6 278M - -
  California 3 2.2B - -
  Pennsylvania 2 727M - -
  Virginia 1 - - -
  North Carolina 1 - - -
  New Jersey 1 - - -
  Michigan 1 - - -
  Florida 1 - - -
United Kingdom 4 77M 1 -
Canada 2 118M - -
  Ontario 2 118M - -
China 2 - - -
Peru 2 - - -
Austria 1 - - -
Belgium 1 149M - -
Chile 1 - - -
Costa Rica 1 - - -
France 1 - - -
Germany 1 - - -
Malaysia 1 - - -
Mauritius 1 - - -
Netherlands 1 3.3B - -
Sweden 1 - - -
Domestic 17 (46%) 3.2B (47%) - -
Cross-border 20 (54%) 3.6B (53%) 1 (100%) -
Total 37 $6.8B 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Centerview Partners
2
Goldman Sachs
1
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Paul Hastings
5
Mayer Brown
2
Slaughter and May
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $5.3B
$100M to $1B 5 $1.5B
< $100M 2 $104M
TOTAL $6.8B
Largest Bureau van Dijk
$3.3B (2017-05-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
11%
4 (11%)
Strategic(s)
14%
5 (14%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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