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Real Capital Analytics Acquisition

On 2nd August, MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International), the US-based finance firm, reported reaching a final contract to purchase Real Capital Analytics. The companies made a deal with a cash price of 950 million dollars.


Established 21 years ago, Real Capital Analytics (RCA) is a privately held business. RCA provides data and insights on the buildings, transactions, and parties that operate the worldwide commercial property financial markets.

The organization has earned a prominent status for successfully gathering fast and trustworthy transaction data in the commercial realty sector. It's also renowned for delivering vital knowledge on market values, capital flows, and investment patterns in over 170 nations. The most prominent funders, lenders, dealers, and consultants rely on RCA's unique perspective to create their plans, discover new possibilities, and conduct their transactions.

Morgan Stanley Capital International is a universal supplier of equities, hedge fund share market indices, multi-asset array research tools, and ESG items. With more than 50 years of experience in analysis, research, and software, it helps customers understand and interpret important risk / return variables to safely create more successful strategies. It develops industry-leading inquiry solutions that customers employ to gain knowledge into the investing process and promote visibility. MSCI trades on the New York Stock Exchange with a market cap of 51 billion dollars. Its operating revenues for Q4, 2020 were 443.7 million dollars, and for Q1, 2021 were 478.4 million dollars. The net income of the company for the Q1  2021 was 0.165 billion dollars, up 43.69 percent YOY.

This merger will expand MSCI's powerful array of real estate products.

The deal will provide data, insights, and support systems to the property market to handle investments and analyze performance and threats, notably climate-related risks, inside MSCI'S holdings. MSCI will use RCA's database of above 20 trillion dollars in commercial real estate trades. This database has connections to more than two lakh investors and financiers accounts. Thus, in this way, MSCI will improve its commercial property operations.

Apart from strengthening MSCI's commercial property competencies, the agreement also highlights the corporation's pledge to speed up and increase the use of information, analytics, and workflow solutions for global private property purchasers. This is in addition to MSCI's strategic agreement with Burgiss. Burgiss is the market-leading supplier of info, statistics, and tech solutions for private equity funders.


The CEO of MSCI, Henry Fernandez, showed his delight in his announcement regarding this acquisition.

He stated that the combination of RCA'S abundance of commercial property stats and MSCI's current data, analytics, and applications delivers an unrivaled level of offerings for the property industry. 

On the other hand, RCA's founder Robert M White said that the merger of the two organizations establishes a formidable team.  The team will continue to usher innovation and intelligence in the property asset class for many years to come. 

The deal is anticipated to close by the end of Q3, 2021, or at the beginning of Q4, 2021. It will be put up according to regulatory clearances and standard closing terms. The fiscal figures of Real Capital Analytics are going to be included in MSCI's "All Other – Private Assets notifiable category."