M&A Deal Summary

NeuStar Acquires Targus Information

On November 8, 2011, NeuStar, Inc. acquired information services company Targus Information Corp. from TA Associates for 650M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is NeuStar’s 1st transaction in the Information Services sector.
  • This is NeuStar’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is NeuStar’s 8th transaction in the United States.
  • This is NeuStar’s 2nd transaction in Virginia.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2011-11-08
Target Targus Information Corp.
Sector Information Services
Buyer(s) NeuStar, Inc.
Sellers(s) TA Associates
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 650M USD
Advisor(s) Wells Fargo Securities (Financial)

Target

Targus Information Corp.

Vienna, Virginia, United States
website
TARGUS info is a data provider of real-time caller intelligence applications. The data includes name, postal address, predictive scores on household buying behavior, verification confidence scores, voice authentication, risk assessment factors and store location. The company each year processes over 15 billion real-time consumer initiated transactions and verifications over one of the world’s most powerful, reliable and state-of-the-art networks.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

NeuStar, Inc.

Reston, Virginia, United States

website


Category Company
Founded 1996
SectorInformation Services
Revenue 1.1B USD (2015)
DESCRIPTION

NeuStar is a global information services provider driving the connected world forward with trusted, holistic identity resolution. The company serves many of the world’s brands to grow and guard their businesses with the most complete understanding of how to connect people, places, and things. The combination of Neustar’s unique, accurate and real-time identity system and its cloud-based workflow solutions empower businesses to make actionable, precise, and valuable decisions across marketing, risk, IT/security, network & operations departments. As the current sole provider to the U.S. Number Portability Administration Center, Neustar also facilitates the routing of all telephone call and text messages in the U.S. NeuStar was formed in 1996 and is based in Sterling, Virginia.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 8 of 17
Sector (Information Services) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 7 of 13
State (Virginia) 2 of 4
Country (United States) 8 of 15
Year (2011) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 9
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-04-21 Numbering Solutions business - Evolving Systems

United States

Numbering Solutions Assets comprises local number portability (LNP) and wireless number portability (WNP), and software products that simplify operators’ operations support systems (OSS) architectures by mitigating cost.

Buy $39M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-10-30 Aggregate Knowledge, Inc.

San Mateo, California, United States

Aggregate Knowledge, Inc. provides campaign and audience analytics for agencies and advertisers, trading desks, Ad networks, DSPs and SSPs, publishers, and developers in the United States and internationally.

Buy $119M

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

TA Associates

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1968
PE ASSETS 28.0B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

TA Associates Management LP is a private equity firm that targets investments in middle-market and large companies around the world. TA will consider control or minority investments in profitable companies and looks to commit between $50 and $500 million per transaction. TA currently manages approximately $24 billion of capital and proactively reaches out to companies directly in sourcing potential investment opportunities. Prospective businesses are generally valued between $150 million and $3 billion. Areas of interest include technology, software, communications, financial services, healthcare, business services, semiconductors/electronics, and consumer products/services. In addition to investing equity capital, TA also makes subordinated debt investments up to $75 million. TA's geographic preference is North America and Europe. TA Associates was formed in 1968 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 152 of 239
Sector (Information Services) 2 of 3
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 85 of 126
State (Virginia) 5 of 7
Country (United States) 142 of 201
Year (2011) 11 of 12
Size (of disclosed) 20 of 68
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-11-08 Senior Whole Health LLC

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Senior Whole Health LLC is a privately-held company offering intensive, integrated case management services for Medicare/Medicaid dual eligibles and Medicare Part D. Senior Whole Health was founded in 2004 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-12-30 Microban International Ltd.

Huntersville, North Carolina, United States

Microban International manufactures and distributes antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal chemical compounds for consumer, industrial and medical products around the world. The company’s EPA-registered Microban® antimicrobial technologies are integrated into the manufacturing processes of a wide range of materials. Microban International also licenses the Microban brand to its customers who co-brand with the company.

Sell -