- December 9, 2020
- Posted by: James Gansman
- Category: News
Euromoney builds scale and expertise in People Intelligence with the acquisition of WealthEngine
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (“Euromoney” or “the Group”), the global B2B information services provider of price discovery, essential market intelligence and events, announces the acquisition of WealthEngine, Inc. (“WealthEngine”) for $14.5m.
WealthEngine is a SaaS platform providing data-driven intelligence and predictive analytics to wealth managers, luxury brands and not-for-profit organisations. It is a workflow tool which profiles US individuals and is used by its clients for prospecting potential donors or customers. Revenues are derived predominantly from subscriptions, which attract high renewal levels.
The acquisition of this 3.0 business adds scale to the Group’s People Intelligence business, which now comprises WealthEngine, Wealth-X and BoardEx. WealthEngine is complementary to the recently acquired Wealth-X, whose database provides comprehensive profiles for more in-depth screening of, and intelligence on, high and ultra-high-net-worth individuals.
When combined with the relationship mapping capabilities of BoardEx, which help clients identify ways to reach potential customers through a proprietary “relationship map” as well as providing up to-date information about targets’ professional lives, the Group now has full coverage across the wealth intelligence value chain, which is a growing information-services market.
WealthEngine’s Annual Contracted Value (“ACV”) of subscriptions and pro-forma EBITDA1for the 31 December 2020 financial year are expected to be $15.0m and $2.0m respectively.
This highly complementary acquisition is expected to enhance the operating profit margin of People Intelligence and deliver accelerated growth over the medium-term. As a result, the acquisition is expected to be earnings accretive for Euromoney and deliver ROI above WACC in the current financial year.
James Lavell, CEO People Intelligence, Euromoney, said: “The acquisition of WealthEngine is a great addition to the Group and supports our strategy by adding further scale to our 3.0 People Intelligence business. It brings leading technology, workflow solutions and must‐have data, which, when combined with Wealth-X and BoardEx, will enhance significantly the value we provide customers.”
For further information, please contact:
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Wendy Pallot, Chief Financial Officer: +44 (0)20 7779 8845; email@example.com Jo Britten, Head of Investor Relations: +44 (0) 20 7779 8888; firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles Palmer / Jamie Ricketts / Amy Hurnell / Jamille Smith: +44 20 3727
About Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney is a global information business providing essential B2B information in price discovery, market intelligence and events across our segments. Euromoney is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 250 share index. www.euromoneyplc.com
LEI number: 213800PZU2RGHMHE2S67
1 Pro forma EBITDA is for the year ended 31 December 2020, excluding one-off items, transaction and integration costs