Data & Information
Data and information power the Digital Economy. They drive growth in productivity, improvements in efficiency and accelerate customer acquisition. Data’s ability to measure, analyse, predict, test and adapt in digital environments provides companies across all industries with substantial competitive advantages.
Several sectors have benefited from early digital adoption including financial services, travel, retail and marketing. However, other industries are catching up rapidly. These industries are investing aggressively in their digital capabilities and include industrial production, natural resources, construction, property and transportation. The market growth in data and information services underpinned by this aggressive investment is amplified further by the outward explosion of data from the ‘Internet of Things’.
As a result, data and information companies are more valuable than ever before. Strong underlying growth dynamics, recurrent revenue models and workflow-criticality have underpinned high valuations, as well as significant investment and M&A activity, from strategic and financial investors alike.
Arma Partners’ team has an extensive track record of completed transactions in the data-enabled Digital Economy. Strategic counterparties with whom we have transacted in the data sector have included, amongst others: Danaher, Factset, General Motors, IBM, IHS Markit, Thomson Reuters and Verisk.
- 71% cross-border deals
- 17x EBITDA multiple on average
Sub-segment coverage and team
- Data / Information
- Research / Analytics
- Lead Generation
- Business Publishing
Senior Managing Director, Munich
HOLD AND DRAG TO NAVIGATE through THE DEALS
- Aug 2018acquired
- Apr 2018acquired by
- Jan 2018acquired by
- Mar 2017Insight division sold to
- Dec 2016acquired by