ProQuest LLC

789 E. Eisenhower Parkway, P.O. Box 1346,
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106
United States,
www.proquest.com

ProQuest LLC is a global information content and services company. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information. ProQuest was formed in 1938 and is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

M&A Summary

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Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 6 1 1 3 1 - 12
vol $500M $500M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $499M $499M
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Largest Ex Libris Group
$500M (2015-10-06)
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Largest ProQuest Business Solutions
$499M (2006-10-23)

ProQuest was acquired by ABRY Partners, Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division And Cambridge Information Group on February 12, 2007.

ProQuest has acquired 12 companies of its own, including 6 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

ProQuest’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired Ex Libris Group for $500M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2006, when it sold ProQuest Business Solutions to Snap-on for $499M. ProQuest has acquired in 7 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information services (34%) and internet software and services (25%).

When analyzing the information services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 88 information services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 10 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic information services acquirer over the past 3 years is IHS, with 5 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the information services sector over the past 3 years is Eagle Private Capital LLC with 2 platform acquisitions.

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