Morningstar Acquisitions and Exits, 16 Deals Between 2006 and 2019
information services Company

Morningstar has acquired 15 companies, including 7 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Morningstar’s largest acquisition to date was in 2019, when it acquired DBRS for $669M. Morningstar has acquired in 10 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information services (43%) and information technology (22%).

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Morningstar, Inc.

22 West Washington Street,
Chicago, Illinois 60602
United States,
(312) 696-6000
www.morningstar.com

Morningstar, Inc. is a provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Morningstar offers products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. Morningstar was formed in 1984 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 8 1 3 1 - 1 14
vol $331M $225M $669M $1.2B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - - 1 - - 2
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Largest DBRS Ltd.
$669M (2019-05-29)
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Information Services M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the information services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 77 information services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, and 11 have acquired at least 5 companies.

The most prolific strategic information services acquirer over the past 3 years is Moody s, with 5 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the information services sector over the past 3 years is Great Hill Partners with 1 platform acquisition.


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