Morgan Stanley Acquisitions and Exits, 10 Deals Between 1996 and 2019
financial services Company

Morgan Stanley has acquired 2 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 8 assets.

Morgan Stanley’s largest acquisition to date was in 2019, when it acquired Solium Capital for $836M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2007, when it sold Quilter Holdings to Citigroup for $8.9B. Morgan Stanley has acquired in 1 US state, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include financial services (50%) and internet software and services (50%).

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Morgan Stanley & Co.

1585 Broadway,
New York, New York 10036
United States,
(212) 761-4000
www.morganstanley.com

Morgan Stanley is a global financial services firm that provides its products and services to a large and diversified group of clients and customers, including corporations, governments, financial institutions and individuals. Morgan Stanley's business segments include institutional securities, wealth management, and investment management. Morgan Stanley was formed in 1924 and is based in New York, New York.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 1 - - - - 1 2
vol $745M $836M $1.6B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 7 1 - - - - 8
vol $10.7B $10.7B
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Deal Values

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Largest Solium Capital, Inc.
$836M (2019-02-11)
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Largest Quilter Holdings Ltd.
$8.9B (2007-03-01)

Financial Services M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the financial services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 456 financial services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 21 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 3 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic financial services acquirer over the past 3 years is Mercer Advisors, with 12 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the financial services sector over the past 3 years is La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (Centre CDP Capital) with 4 platform acquisitions.


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