Thomson Reuters Acquisitions and Exits, 74 Deals Between 1991 and 2019
information services Company

Thomson Reuters has acquired 50 companies, including 6 in the last 5 years. A total of 9 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 25 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 9 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information technology (21%) and software (21%).

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Thomson Reuters Corp.

333 Bay Street Suite 400,
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2R2
(416) 687-7500

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, Minn., Thomson Reuters employs approximately 60,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. Thomson Reuters was founded in 1799 and is based in Toronto, Canada.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 43 - 1 2 1 2 49
vol $23.4B $23.4B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 20 2 1 - 1 1 25
vol $10.5B $10M $3.6B $20.0B $34.1B

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Largest Reuters Group
$17.2B (2008-04-17)
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Largest Refinitiv
$20.0B (2018-01-30)

Information Services M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the information services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 77 information services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, and 11 have acquired at least 5 companies.

The most prolific strategic information services acquirer over the past 3 years is Moody s, with 5 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the information services sector over the past 3 years is Great Hill Partners with 1 platform acquisition.

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