Thomson Reuters Corp.

3 Times Square,
New York, New York 10036
United States,
(646) 223-4000

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.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 43 - - 1 2 - 46
vol $23.4B $23.4B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 19 1 2 1 - - 23
vol $10.5B $10M $3.6B $14.1B

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Largest Reuters Group
$17.2B (2008-04-17)
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Largest Cengage Learning, Inc.
$7.8B (2007-07-05)

According to our data here at Mergr, Thomson Reuters has acquired 47 companies, including 6 in the last 5 years. A total of 8 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 23 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 2007, when it sold Cengage Learning to Apax Partners for $7.8B. Thomson Reuters has acquired in 13 different US states, and 9 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information technology (22%) and software (20%).

When analyzing the information services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 80 information services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 10 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic information services acquirer over the past 3 years is CRIF, with 5 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the information services sector over the past 3 years is GIC Private Ltd. with 2 platform acquisitions.

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