M&A Deal Summary

News Corp Acquires Dow Jones

On December 13, 2007, News Corp acquired information services company Dow Jones for 5.0B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is News Corp’s 1st transaction in the Information Services sector.
  • This is News Corp’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is News Corp’s 5th transaction in the United States.
  • This is News Corp’s 1st transaction in New York.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2007-12-13
Target Dow Jones
Sector Information Services
Buyer(s) News Corp
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 5.0B USD

Target

Dow Jones

New York, New York, United States
website
Dow Jones news ticker in Times Square.
Dow Jones news ticker in Times Square.
Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced content for more than 130 years and today has one of the largest newsgathering operations globally. It produces publications and products including the Wall Street Journal, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource. Dow Jones was formed in 1882 and is based in New York City.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

News Corp

New York, New York, United States

website


Category Company
Founded 2012
Sector Media
Employees25,500
Revenue 10.4B USD (2022)
DESCRIPTION

News Corp is a diversified international media and entertainment company with operations in eight industry segments: filmed entertainment; television; cable network programming; direct broadcast satellite television; magazines and inserts; newspapers; book publishing; and other. The activities of News Corporation are conducted principally in the United States, Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, Asia and the Pacific Basin. News Corp was formed in 2012 and is based in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 6 of 24
Sector (Information Services) 1 of 3
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 5 of 16
State (New York) 1 of 3
Country (United States) 5 of 13
Year (2007) 3 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 14
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-10-29 Hulu

Santa Monica, California, United States

Hulu, LLC provides an online video service that offers a selection of hit shows, clips, movies, and more. The company’s platform allows users to watch various types of videos, including television shows, movies, documentaries, video games, and clips on Hulu.com and on other sites across the Web.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2009-12-16 Photobucket

Denver, Colorado, United States

Photobucket is an online photo and video sharing service. The Company was formed in 2003 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

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