Towers Watson Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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Towers Watson has acquired 13 companies. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Towers Watson’s largest acquisition to date was in 2012, when it acquired Extend Health for $435M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2013, when it sold Towers Watson Insurance Brokers to Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group for $250M. Towers Watson has acquired in 4 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include business services (34%) and healthcare services (23%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 1

Towers Watson & Co.

901 North Glebe Road,
Arlington, Virginia 22203
United States,
(703) 258-8000
www.towerswatson.com

Towers Watson is a global professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. With 16,000 associates around the world, Company offer consulting, technology and solutions in the areas of benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 9 - - - - - 9
vol $707M $707M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $250M $250M
  11

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Brovada Technologies, Inc. 2015-10-01 15M USD Add-on Acquisition
Rothesay, New Brunswick · www.canada.brovada.com
Towers Watson - Human Resources Service Delivery Practice 2015-07-16 - Divestiture
Arlington, Virginia
Acclaris, Inc. 2015-05-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Tampa, Florida · www.acclaris.com
Saville Consulting Group Ltd. 2015-04-27 42M USD Add-on Acquisition
Jersey, United Kingdom · ww.savilleconsulting.com
Liazon Corp. 2013-11-25 215M USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.liazon.com
Towers Watson (Re)Insurance Brokers Ltd. 2013-09-20 250M USD Divestiture
London, United Kingdom
Oxford Investment Partners Ltd. 2012-12-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Oxford, United Kingdom · www.oxip.co.uk
Extend Health, Inc. 2012-05-14 435M USD Add-on Acquisition
South Jordan, Utah · www.extendhealth.com
EMB Consultancy LLP 2011-02-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Epsom, United Kingdom
Aliquant Corp. 2010-12-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Milford, Connecticut
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Business Services 3 (33%) 42M (6%) 1 (50%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (22%) 435M (62%) - -
Internet Software and Services 2 (22%) 215M (30%) - -
Financial Services 1 (11%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (11%) 15M (2%) - -
Insurance - - 1 (50%) 250M (100%)
Total 9 $707M 2 $250M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 4 650M 1 -
  Utah 1 435M - -
  New York 1 215M - -
  Florida 1 - - -
  Connecticut 1 - - -
  Virginia - - 1 -
United Kingdom 3 42M 1 250M
Canada 1 15M - -
  New Brunswick 1 15M - -
Sweden 1 - - -
Domestic 4 (44%) 650M (92%) 1 (50%) -
Cross-border 5 (56%) 57M (8%) 1 (50%) 250M (100%)
Total 9 $707M 2 $250M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $650M
< $100M 2 $57M
TOTAL $707M
Largest Extend Health, Inc.
$435M (2012-05-14)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $250M
TOTAL $250M
Largest Towers Watson (Re)Insurance Brokers Ltd.
$250M (2013-09-20)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
11%
1 (11%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 (100%)

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