Nasdaq - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Nasdaq M&A Summary

Nasdaq has acquired 30 companies, including 7 in the last 5 years. A total of 8 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 8 assets.

Nasdaq’s largest acquisition to date was in 2023, when it acquired Adenza Group for $10.5B. 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 9 different US states, and 8 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include financial services (20%) and internet software and services (17%).

Nasdaq Business Overview

Where is Nasdaq headquartered?

Nasdaq is headquartered in New York, New York.

What is Nasdaq’s revenue?

Nasdaq disclosed revenue of 6,226M USD for 2022 and 5,886M USD for 2021.

How many employees does Nasdaq have?

Nasdaq has 6,377 employees.

What sector is Nasdaq in?

Nasdaq is a financial services company.

When was Nasdaq founded?

Nasdaq was founded in 1971.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity38
    • M&A Buy Activity30
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 20
  • M&A Advisors 8

Nasdaq

Nasdaq, Inc.

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

Nasdaq 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 23 3 2 1 1 - 30
vol $3.8B $2.8B $10.5B $17.1B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 6 - 1 - - 1 8
vol $335M $190M $525M
  38

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Nasdaq Salmon Index 2024-02-01 - Divestiture
, United States
Adenza Group, Inc. 2023-06-12 10.5B USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.adenza.com
Metrio, Inc. 2022-06-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Montreal, Quebec · www.metrio.net
LeveL ATS 2021-08-02 - Stake Purchase
Boston, Massachusetts · www.levelats.com
Nasdaq Fixed Income 2021-06-22 190M USD Divestiture
New York, New York
Puro.earth 2021-06-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Helsinki, Finland · www.puro.earth
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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Financial Services 6 (20%) 2.3B (14%) 2 (25%) 190M (36%)
Software 5 (17%) 13.3B (78%) 2 (25%) -
Business Services 5 (17%) 390M (2%) 1 (13%) -
Internet Software and Services 5 (17%) 905M (5%) 1 (13%) -
Information Technology 4 (13%) 190M (1%) - -
Information Services 2 (7%) - - -
Media 2 (7%) - - -
Insurance 1 (3%) - 1 (13%) -
Marketing - - 1 (13%) 335M (64%)
Total 30 $17.1B 8 $525M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 16 14.1B 6 525M
  New York 5 13.2B 3 525M
  California 3 200M 1 -
  Illinois 2 - - -
  Montana 1 - 1 -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Virginia 1 - - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  Georgia 1 705M - -
Canada 5 2.8B - -
  Ontario 3 - - -
  Quebec 1 - - -
  Newfoundland 1 2.8B - -
Norway 3 - - -
Netherlands 1 - 1 -
Sweden 1 190M 1 -
United Kingdom 2 - - -
Denmark 1 - - -
Finland 1 - - -
Domestic 16 (53%) 14.1B (83%) 6 (75%) 525M (100%)
Cross-border 14 (47%) 2.9B (17%) 2 (25%) -
Total 30 $17.1B 8 $525M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Evercore Group
2
J.P. Morgan Securities
2
Goldman Sachs
1
Legal Deals
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
2
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
1
Baker & McKenzie
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $15.6B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.5B
TOTAL $17.1B
Largest Adenza Group, Inc.
$10.5B (2023-06-12)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $525M
TOTAL $525M
Largest Nasdaq, Inc. - Public Relations Solutions and Digital Media Services Businesses
$335M (2018-01-29)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
27%
8 (27%)
Strategic(s)
20%
6 (20%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
13%
1 (13%)
Strategic(s)
75%
6 (75%)

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