NeuStar Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Information Services Company

NeuStar has acquired 18 companies of its own, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

NeuStar’s largest acquisition to date was in 2011, when it acquired Targus Information for $650M. NeuStar has acquired in 6 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (36%) and information technology (24%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity18
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 5

NeuStar, Inc.

21575 Ridgetop Circle,
Sterling, Virginia 20166
United States,
(571) 434–5400
www.neustar.biz

NeuStar, Inc. is a global information services provider driving the connected world forward with trusted, holistic identity resolution. Neustar 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.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 14 - 2 - 1 - 17
vol $1.9B $1.9B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - 1 - 1
  18

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Verisign’s Public DNS Service 2020-11-02 - Divestiture
Reston, Virginia
NeuStar, Inc. - Registry business 2020-04-06 - Divestiture
Sterling, Virginia
TRUSTID, Inc. 2018-11-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Lake Oswego, Oregon · www.trustid.com
VeriSign, Inc. - Security Services Customer Contracts 2018-10-25 - Divestiture
Reston, Virginia
MarketShare Partners LLC 2015-11-05 450M USD Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles, California · www.marketshare.com
Transaction Network Services - Caller Authentication Assets 2015-09-09 220M USD Divestiture
, United States
Bombora Technologies Pty Ltd. 2015-07-30 84M AUD Add-on Acquisition
Melbourne, Australia · www.bomboratech.com.au
.CO Internet S.A.S. 2014-03-20 109M USD Add-on Acquisition
Bogota, Colombia · www.cointernet.com.co
DSET Corp. 2014-01-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Norcross, Georgia · www.dset.com
Aggregate Knowledge, Inc. 2013-10-30 119M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Mateo, California
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 6 (35%) 705M (38%) 1 (100%) -
Information Technology 4 (24%) - - -
Software 4 (24%) 178M (10%) - -
Communications 1 (6%) 220M (12%) - -
Information Services 1 (6%) 650M (35%) - -
Media 1 (6%) 119M (6%) - -
Total 17 $1.9B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 15 1.7B 1 -
  California 5 569M - -
  Virginia 4 712M 1 -
  Oregon 2 - - -
  New York 1 139M - -
  Georgia 1 - - -
Australia 1 84M - -
Colombia 1 109M - -
Domestic 15 (88%) 1.7B (90%) 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 2 (12%) 193M (10%) - -
Total 17 $1.9B 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
1
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Allen & Company
1
Legal Deals
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
1
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 6 $1.7B
< $100M 3 $185M
TOTAL $1.9B
Largest Targus Information Corp.
$650M (2011-11-08)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
12%
2 (12%)
Strategic(s)
24%
4 (24%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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