M&A Deal Summary

Thomson Reuters Acquires Reuters Group

On April 17, 2008, Thomson Reuters acquired information services company Reuters Group for 17.2B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Thomson Reuters’ 3rd transaction in the Information Services sector.
  • This is Thomson Reuters’ largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Thomson Reuters’ 3rd transaction in the United Kingdom.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2008-04-17
Target Reuters Group
Sector Information Services
Buyer(s) Thomson Reuters
Deal Type Merger
Deal Value 17.2B USD

Target

Reuters Group

London, United Kingdom
website
Reuters is a global provider of financial information.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Thomson Reuters

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

website


Category Company
Founded 1851
Sector Information Services
Employees25,600
Revenue 6.8B USD (2023)
DESCRIPTION
Thomson Reuters' office in Eagan, Minnesota.
Thomson Reuters' office in Eagan, Minnesota.

Thomson Reuters is an information source for businesses and professionals. Thomson Reuters delivers information to decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs people and operates in over 100 countries. Thomson Reuters was originally incorporated in 1851 and is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 20 of 56
Sector (Information Services) 3 of 8
Type (Merger) 1 of 1
Country (United Kingdom) 3 of 13
Year (2008) 2 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 11
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-04-01 Lipper

New York, New York, United States

Lipper, Inc. is a provider of broadridge with data on investment product classifications, pricing, performance, benchmarking, product asset positions, and product flows, ensuring continuity of underlying content and methodology.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-04-23 Thomson Reuters - Thomson Fundamental Database

New York, New York, United States

The Thomson Fundamental Database is a database of corporate fundamentals. The sale includes source documents, collection software, documentation and collection training materials related to the database.

Sell $63M