MSCI Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Financial ServicesCompany

MSCI has acquired 11 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

MSCI’s largest acquisition to date was in 2010, when it acquired RiskMetrics Group for $1.6B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2014, when it sold Institutional Shareholder Services to Vestar Capital Partners for $364M. MSCI has acquired in 7 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information services (37%) and software (28%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity13
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 3

MSCI

MSCI, Inc.

7 World Trade Center 49th Floor,
New York, New York 10007
United States,
(212) 804-3900
www.msci.com

MSCI is a provider of investment decision support tools ranging from large pension plans to boutique hedge funds,offers a range of products and services - including indexes, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and ESG data and research - from a number of internationally recognized brands such as Barra, RiskMetrics and IPD. MSCI was founded in 1998 and is based in New York, New York.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 8 - - 1 1 1 11
vol $2.5B $950M $3.5B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - 1 - - - 2
vol $364M $364M
  13

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Real Capital Analytics, Inc. 2021-08-02 950M USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.rcanalytics.com
The Burgiss Group, LLC 2020-01-21 - Stake Purchase
Hoboken, New Jersey · www.burgiss.com
Carbon Delta AG 2019-09-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Zürich, Switzerland · www.carbon-delta.com
InvestorForce 2018-07-30 - Divestiture
Wayne, Pennsylvania · www.investorforce.com
Insignis, Inc. 2015-09-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.insignis.com
GMI Ratings Inc.( Governance Holdings Co.) 2014-06-27 15M USD Add-on Acquisition
Portland,, Maine · www3.gmiratings.com
GovernanceMetrics International, Inc. 2014-06-27 15M USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www3.gmiratings.com
Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. 2014-04-30 364M USD Divestiture
Rockville, Maryland · www.issgovernance.com
InvestorForce 2013-01-23 24M USD Add-on Acquisition
Wayne, Pennsylvania · www.investorforce.com
Investment Property Databank Ltd. (IPD Group Ltd) 2012-10-31 125M USD Add-on Acquisition
London, United States · www.ipd.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Information Services 4 (36%) 2.5B (72%) - -
Software 3 (27%) 840M (24%) 1 (50%) -
Business Services 2 (18%) 30M (1%) - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (9%) - - -
Real Estate 1 (9%) 125M (4%) - -
Financial Services - - 1 (50%) 364M (100%)
Total 11 $3.5B 2 $364M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 10 3.5B 2 364M
  New York 4 2.5B - -
  Pennsylvania 1 24M 1 -
  New Jersey 1 - - -
  Maine 1 15M - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
  California 1 816M - -
  Maryland - - 1 364M
Switzerland 1 - - -
Domestic 10 (91%) 3.5B (100%) 2 (100%) 364M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (9%) - - -
Total 11 $3.5B 2 $364M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
2
Legal Deals
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
6
Allen & Overy LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.6B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.9B
< $100M 3 $54M
TOTAL $3.5B
Largest RiskMetrics Group, Inc.
$1.6B (2010-03-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $364M
TOTAL $364M
Largest Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.
$364M (2014-04-30)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
18%
2 (18%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
50%
1 (50%)
Strategic(s)
50%
1 (50%)

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