Thomson Reuters Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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Thomson Reuters has acquired 52 companies, including 8 in the last 5 years. A total of 12 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 28 assets.

Thomson Reuters’ largest acquisition to date was in 2008, when it acquired Reuters Group for $17.2B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2018, when it sold Refinitiv to The Blackstone Group for $20.0B. Thomson Reuters has acquired in 15 different US states, and 10 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information technology (24%) and software (18%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity79
    • M&A Buy Activity51
    • M&A Sell Activity28
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 45
  • M&A Advisors 7

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters Corp.

333 Bay Street Suite 400,
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2R2
Canada,
(647) 480-7000
www.thomsonreuters.com

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 founded in 1851 and is based in Toronto, Ontario.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 44 2 1 3 1 - 51
vol $23.4B $23.4B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 25 - 1 2 - - 28
vol $14.1B $20.0B $34.1B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Pondera Solutions 2020-03-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Folsom, California · www.ponderasolutions.com
Thomson Reuters Corp. - Tax & Accounting Professionals Government business 2019-11-18 - Divestiture
Toronto, Ontario
FC Business Intelligence Ltd. 2019-10-04 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.fcbusinessintelligence.com
HighQ Solutions Ltd. 2019-07-18 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.highq.com
Capital Confirmation, Inc. 2019-06-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Brentwood, Tennessee · www.confirmation.com
Pangea3 LLC 2019-04-03 - Divestiture
New York, New York · www.pangea3.com
Integration Point, Inc. 2018-10-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.integrationpoint.com
Refinitiv 2018-01-30 20.0B USD Divestiture
New York, New York · www.refinitiv.com
Clarient Global LLC 2017-02-06 - Divestiture
New York, New York · www.clarientglobal.com
Avox Ltd. 2017-02-06 - Divestiture
London, United Kingdom
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Lipper, Inc. 2008-04-01 Thomson Reuters Lipper - Fiduciary Services and Competitive Intelligence 2015-06-05 1
New York, New York · www.lipperweb.com , United States
FindLaw, Inc.    - Glasser Legalworks, Inc. 2004-01-26 2
Eagan, Minnesota · www.findlaw.com Little Falls, New Jersey

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Information Services 8 (16%) 17.2B (73%) 8 (29%) 24.9B (73%)
Information Technology 12 (24%) 122M (1%) 3 (11%) 182M (1%)
Software 9 (18%) - 3 (11%) -
Business Services 5 (10%) 1.2B (5%) 3 (11%) 463M (1%)
Internet Software and Services 4 (8%) - 3 (11%) 10M (< 1%)
Publishing 4 (8%) 3.4B (15%) 2 (7%) 350M (1%)
Education 1 (2%) 775M (3%) 3 (11%) 8.2B (24%)
Financial Services 2 (4%) 625M (3%) - -
Media 2 (4%) 20M (< 1%) - -
Healthcare Services 1 (2%) - 1 (4%) -
Marketing 1 (2%) - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Services 1 (2%) 45M (< 1%) - -
Life Science 1 (2%) - - -
Construction - - 1 (4%) 12M (< 1%)
Total 51 $23.4B 28 $34.1B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 30 6.2B 18 30.5B
  New York 7 625M 6 20.8B
  California 5 122M 1 -
  Minnesota 3 3.4B 1 -
  Illinois 3 - - -
  Michigan 2 - 1 1.3B
  Massachusetts 1 1.1B 2 7.8B
  New Jersey 1 - 1 -
  Maryland 1 775M 1 435M
  Texas 1 - 1 -
  Pennsylvania 1 - 1 -
  Oklahoma 1 - - -
  North Carolina 1 - - -
  Missouri 1 45M - -
  Tennessee 1 - - -
United Kingdom 11 17.2B 3 3.6B
Sweden 1 - 3 25M
Argentina 2 - - -
France 1 - 1 -
Spain 2 - - -
Belgium - - 1 -
Canada - - 1 -
  Ontario - - 1 -
Germany 1 - - -
India 1 - - -
Mexico - - 1 -
Switzerland 1 - - -
United Arab Emirates 1 - - -
Domestic - - 1 (4%) -
Cross-border 51 (100%) 23.4B (100%) 27 (96%) 34.1B (100%)
Total 51 $23.4B 28 $34.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
1
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Centerview Partners LLC
1
Legal Deals
Torys LLP
1
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $21.7B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.5B
< $100M 3 $151M
TOTAL $23.4B
Largest Reuters Group
$17.2B (2008-04-17)
sell # Total
> $1B 4 $32.6B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.3B
< $100M 5 $170M
TOTAL $34.1B
Largest Refinitiv
$20.0B (2018-01-30)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
22%
11 (22%)
Strategic(s)
10%
5 (10%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
50%
14 (50%)
Strategic(s)
46%
13 (46%)

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