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BC Partners adds Mergermarket to portfolio

29 Nov 2013

stock brokerage market share listedPrivate equity firm BC Partners has bought financial information business Mergermarket from UK publishing group Pearson.

Mergermarket, which was launched in 1999, has a presence in 65 countries. In addition to Mergermarket, its brands include Debtwire, DealReporter, Infinata, Wealthmonitor, and Xtract Research.

BC said it would support Mergermarket develop its products and services, win new customers and expand via acquisitions.

The firm’s previous investments in the financial information sector include Bureau van Dijk and Springer Science+Business Media.

It was previously reported that Advent International, Exponent and HgCapital were considering making bids for Mergermarket, which Pearson CEO John Fallon said was worth £300m.

BC Partners managing partner Nikos Stathopoulos said, “Mergermarket is a high quality company and a market leader with an attractive business model, strong growth, and loyal customers.

“We are pleased to partner with CEO Hamilton Matthews and the whole of the Mergermarket team to continue to invest in the growth of the business through product development and geographical expansion to deliver value and innovation to customers.”

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