Thomson Reuters - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Thomson Reuters M&A Summary

Thomson Reuters has acquired 57 companies, including 9 in the last 5 years. A total of 15 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 33 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 16 different US states, and 10 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information technology (22%) and software (22%).

Thomson Reuters Business Overview

Where is Thomson Reuters headquartered?

Thomson Reuters is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.

What is Thomson Reuters’ revenue?

Thomson Reuters disclosed revenue of 6,794M USD for 2023 and 6,627M USD for 2022.

How many employees does Thomson Reuters have?

Thomson Reuters has 25,600 employees.

What sector is Thomson Reuters in?

Thomson Reuters is an information services company.

When was Thomson Reuters founded?

Thomson Reuters was founded in 1851.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity89
    • M&A Buy Activity56
    • M&A Sell Activity33
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 53
  • M&A Advisors 12

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters Corp.

19 Duncan Street,
Toronto, Ontario M5H 3H1
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 incorporated in 1851 and is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 50 1 - 1 2 2 56
vol $23.4B $500M $650M $24.6B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 28 - - 3 1 1 33
vol $34.1B $500M $34.6B
  89

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Thomson Reuters - Regulatory Intelligence Business 2024-05-16 - Divestiture
Toronto, Ontario
World Business Media Group 2024-01-16 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.wbm-digital.com
Pagero AB 2024-01-15 - Stake Purchase
Gothenburg, Sweden · www.pagero.com
Imagen Ltd. 2023-06-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Cambridge, United Kingdom · www.imagen.io
Casetext 2023-06-26 650M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.casetext.com
Elite Information Group, Inc. 2023-04-04 500M USD Divestiture
Eagan, Minnesota
Checkpoint Learning 2022-12-01 - Divestiture
, United States
Thomson Reuters - Compliance Learning 2022-12-01 - Divestiture
Toronto, Ontario
SurePrep LLC 2022-11-11 500M USD Add-on Acquisition
Irvine, California · www.sureprep.com
myPay Solutions 2022-10-26 - Divestiture
Ann Arbor, Michigan · mypaysolutions.thomsonreuters.com
View All >>

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 Technology 12 (21%) 122M (< 1%) 5 (15%) 682M (2%)
Information Services 8 (14%) 17.2B (70%) 9 (27%) 24.9B (72%)
Software 12 (21%) 1.2B (5%) 3 (9%) -
Business Services 5 (9%) 1.2B (5%) 5 (15%) 813M (2%)
Internet Software and Services 5 (9%) - 3 (9%) 10M (< 1%)
Publishing 4 (7%) 3.4B (14%) 1 (3%) -
Education 1 (2%) 775M (3%) 4 (12%) 8.2B (24%)
Financial Services 2 (4%) 625M (3%) - -
Media 2 (4%) 20M (< 1%) - -
Healthcare Services 1 (2%) - 1 (3%) -
Marketing 1 (2%) - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (2%) 45M (< 1%) - -
Digital Media 1 (2%) - - -
Life Science 1 (2%) - - -
Construction - - 1 (3%) 12M (< 1%)
Total 56 $24.6B 33 $34.6B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 32 7.3B 21 31.0B
  New York 7 625M 6 20.8B
  Minnesota 4 3.6B 2 500M
  California 5 1.2B - -
  Michigan 2 - 2 1.3B
  Illinois 3 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 1.1B 2 7.8B
  Maryland 1 775M 1 435M
  Idaho 1 - 1 -
  Texas 1 - 1 -
  Pennsylvania 1 - 1 -
  New Jersey 1 - 1 -
  Tennessee 1 - - -
  Oklahoma 1 - - -
  North Carolina 1 - - -
  Missouri 1 45M - -
United Kingdom 13 17.2B 3 3.6B
Sweden 2 - 3 25M
Canada - - 3 -
  Ontario - - 3 -
Argentina 2 - - -
France 1 - 1 -
Spain 2 - - -
Belgium - - 1 -
Germany 1 - - -
India 1 - - -
Mexico - - 1 -
Switzerland 1 - - -
United Arab Emirates 1 - - -
Domestic - - 3 (9%) -
Cross-border 56 (100%) 24.6B (100%) 30 (91%) 34.6B (100%)
Total 56 $24.6B 33 $34.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Centerview Partners
1
Guggenheim Securities
1
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
Torys LLP
1
Linklaters
1
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $21.7B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.7B
< $100M 3 $151M
TOTAL $24.6B
Largest Reuters Group
$17.2B (2008-04-17)
sell # Total
> $1B 4 $32.6B
$100M to $1B 5 $1.8B
< $100M 5 $170M
TOTAL $34.6B
Largest Refinitiv
$20.0B (2018-01-30)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
25%
14 (25%)
Strategic(s)
9%
5 (9%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
45%
15 (45%)
Strategic(s)
48%
16 (48%)

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