Nasdaq Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Financial Services Company

Nasdaq has acquired 26 companies, including 11 in the last 5 years. A total of 7 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 6 assets.

Nasdaq’s largest acquisition to date was in 2020, when it acquired Verafin for $2.8B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2018, when it sold Nasdaq - Public Relations Solutions and Digital Media Services Businesses to Intrado for $335M. Nasdaq has acquired in 8 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include financial services (24%) and business services (16%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity32
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • M&A Advisors 7

Nasdaq, Inc.

151 West 42nd Street 10th floor,
New York, New York 10036
United States,
(212) 401-8700
www.nasdaq.com

Nasdaq, Inc. is an exchange company. With over 3,900 listed companies, it delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market; the OMX Nordic Exchange, including First North; and the 144A PORTAL Market. Nasdaq was founded in 1971 and is based in New York, New York.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 19 2 2 - 3 - 26
vol $2.9B $705M $190M $2.8B $6.6B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 2 - 2 2 - - 6
vol $335M $335M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Matter Denmark 2020-12-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Copenhagen, Denmark · www.thisismatter.com
Verafin, Inc. 2020-11-19 2.8B USD Add-on Acquisition
St. John's, Newfoundland · www.verafin.com
Solovis, Inc. 2020-03-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Dallas, Texas · www.solovis.com
Nasdaq, Inc. - Futures & Options Exchange Business 2019-11-12 - Divestiture
New York, New York
BWise B.V. 2019-02-11 - Divestiture
Rosmalen, Netherlands · www.bwise.com
Quandl Inc. 2018-12-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario · www.quandl.com
Scila AB 2018-09-27 - Stake Purchase
Stockholm, Sweden · www.scila.se
Cinnober Financial Technology AB 2018-09-14 190M USD Add-on Acquisition
Stockholm, Sweden · www.cinnober.com
Nasdaq, Inc. - Public Relations Solutions and Digital Media Services Businesses 2018-01-29 335M USD Divestiture
New York, New York
eVestment Alliance LLC 2017-09-05 705M USD Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia · www.evestment.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Financial Services 6 (23%) 2.3B (35%) - -
Business Services 4 (15%) 390M (6%) 1 (17%) -
Internet Software and Services 4 (15%) 905M (14%) 1 (17%) -
Software 3 (12%) 2.8B (42%) 2 (33%) -
Information Technology 4 (15%) 190M (3%) - -
Information Services 2 (8%) - - -
Media 2 (8%) - - -
Insurance 1 (4%) - 1 (17%) -
Marketing - - 1 (17%) 335M (100%)
Total 26 $6.6B 6 $335M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 14 3.6B 4 335M
  New York 4 2.7B 2 335M
  California 3 200M 1 -
  Illinois 2 - - -
  Montana 1 - 1 -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Virginia 1 - - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  Georgia 1 705M - -
Canada 4 2.8B - -
  Ontario 3 - - -
  Newfoundland 1 2.8B - -
Norway 3 - - -
Netherlands 1 - 1 -
Sweden 1 190M 1 -
United Kingdom 2 - - -
Denmark 1 - - -
Domestic 14 (54%) 3.6B (55%) 4 (67%) 335M (100%)
Cross-border 12 (46%) 2.9B (45%) 2 (33%) -
Total 26 $6.6B 6 $335M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Evercore Group LLC
2
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Legal Deals
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP
1
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
1
Jones Day
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $5.1B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.5B
TOTAL $6.6B
Largest Verafin, Inc.
$2.8B (2020-11-19)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $335M
TOTAL $335M
Largest Nasdaq, Inc. - Public Relations Solutions and Digital Media Services Businesses
$335M (2018-01-29)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
27%
7 (27%)
Strategic(s)
23%
6 (23%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
17%
1 (17%)
Strategic(s)
67%
4 (67%)

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