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closed 2/5/2009 via Company Press Release

Permira, acquired NDS Group

synopsis: NDS Group Limited, News Corp. and Permira Advisers LLP are pleased to announce that the scheme of arrangement to effect the going private transaction of NDS has now become fully effective. The effectiveness of the scheme results in two subsidiaries of funds advised by Permira and News Corp. owning approximately 51% and 49% of NDS, respectively.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a leading European-based private equity firm. Permira acts as adviser to the 19 Permira Funds, totalling approximately Euro 22 billion, that have been raised since 1985. These funds have invested in over 180 transactions in companies across a variety of sectors and geographies.
target parent: News Corporation
target: NDS Group
NDS enables broadcasters, network TV operators and content providers to profit from the deployment of digital TV technologies including innovative solutions for digital video recorders, interactivity, secure broadband, home networks, and content on the go.
price ($mm)
$1,700*
rev ($mm)
$850
EBITDA ($mm)
$214
EV / rev
4.1x
EV / EBITDA
16.2x
closed 7/31/2012 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired NDS Group Ltd.

synopsis: Cisco announced it has completed the acquisition of NDS Group Ltd., a leading provider of video software and content security solutions that enable service providers and media companies to securely deliver and monetize new video experiences.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO:$48,607.00)
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Dominating the market for Internet protocol-based networking equipment, Cisco provides routers and switches used to direct data, voice, and video traffic.
target parent: Permira
target: NDS Group Ltd.
NDS Group Ltd. provides end-to-end software solutions for pay-TV operators, telcos, channels, and content providers globally. It offers open end-to-end digital TV and hybrid solutions; and NDS Infinite TV that delivers TV experience on various devices.
price ($mm)
$5,005
rev ($mm)
$989
EBITDA ($mm)
$283
EV / rev
5.1x
EV / EBITDA
17.7x
closed 9/15/2010 via Market Wire

Harmonic, Inc., acquired Omneon, Inc.

synopsis: Harmonic Inc., a leading provider of broadcast and on-demand video delivery solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Omneon, Inc., a leading provider of video production and playout solutions for many of the world's premier media companies.
buyer: Harmonic, Inc.(HLIT:$319.57)
Harmonic Inc. is redefining video delivery with the industry's most powerful solutions for delivering live and on-demand video to TVs, PCs and mobile devices. Harmonic's technical innovation and market leadership enable the company to offer a unique and comprehensive solution portfolio.
target: Omneon, Inc.
Omneon Video Networks provides a cost-effective and scalable video server infrastructure for the professional broadcasting industry. Omneon Inc. offers customers in professional media organizations an open platform optimized for the production, transformation and distribution of digital media.
price ($mm)
$250
rev ($mm)
$105
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/4/2013 via PR Newswire

Espial Group, Inc., acquired ANT plc

synopsis: Espial announced has acquired all of the outstanding shares of ANT plc. ANT provides IP, Hybrid and Connected TV products and services. ANT has successfully deployed its high performance software featuring rich HTML5 user experiences across set-top boxes, tablets and smart phones.
buyer: Espial Group, Inc.(TSX:ESP:$0.00)
Espial is a leading supplier of digital TV and IPTV software and solutions to cable and telecommunications operators as well as consumer electronics manufacturers. Espial's middleware, video-on-demand, and browser products power a diverse range of pay-TV and Internet TV business models.
target: ANT plc
ANT plc develops and deploys embedded software solutions and services for the TV industry. Its Galio Suite, a browser, client and applications stack, is an open standards based, flexible application & middleware solution for a wide range of consumer TV platforms.
price($mm)[EV]
$7.98 [$0.93]
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/13/2006 via BusinessWire

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired Arroyo Video Solutions

synopsis: Cisco Systems has completed the acquisition of Arroyo Video Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of next-generation solutions for on-demand television and related consumer services. By acquiring Arroyo, Cisco is now in a position to deliver a highly extensible platform for video-on-demand today and emerging time-shifted services in the future.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO:$48,607.00)
Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate.
target: Arroyo Video Solutions
Arroyo creates innovative video networking software that powers the delivery of personalized television.
price ($mm)
$92
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announced 9/14/2007 via BusinessWire

Intel Capital, will acquire Havok Inc.

synopsis: Intel Corporation announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Havok Inc., the leading provider of interactive software and services used by digital media creators in the game and movie industries. Havok will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel.
buyer: Intel Capital(INTC:$52,325.00)
Intel the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live.
target: Havok Inc.
Havok is the premier provider of interactive software and services for digital media creators in the games and movie industries. With world leading expertise in physics, animation and tools, we make it our business to turn our customers’ creative aspirations into technical realities.
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closed 6/23/2010 via BusinessWire

RGB Networks, acquired RipCode, Inc.

synopsis: RGB Networks, the leader in network video processing, has acquired RipCode, Inc., a developer of solutions for mobile IP video. RGB will incorporate RipCode’s technology into its Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG), enabling video service providers to cost-effectively deliver services to their subscribers on TVs, PCs and mobile devices.
buyer: RGB Networks
RGB Networks enables video service providers to migrate to a three screen environment for the delivery of linear and on-demand video over managed and unmanaged IP networks.
target: RipCode, Inc.
RipCode provides transcoding and video delivery solutions to providers of mobile, desktop and IPTV content. Their platform supports live and file-based transcoding applications – integrated with streaming, adaptive streaming, progressive download, and leading smart phone smooth delivery protocols.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 11/23/2010 via BusinessWire

Digitalsmiths Corp., acquired Gotuit Media Corp

synopsis: Digitalsmiths Corporation, the leading provider of video metadata solutions that enable content owners and carriers to index and manage vast repositories of content for searching and monetization, announced it has acquired privately-held Gotuit Media Corp. of Woburn, MA, for an undisclosed sum.
buyer: Digitalsmiths Corp.
Digitalsmiths is the leading provider of premium, frame level video metadata solutions. Digitalsmiths’ customers include today’s leading Hollywood studios, broadcasters, distributors and publishers including Warner Bros., Telepictures and TMZ.com.
target: Gotuit Media Corp
Gotuit is a leading provider of premium metadata technology that optimizes the value of stored video libraries for professional content publishers. Gotuit powers video for leading cable networks, sports leagues, broadcast programmers and more.
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closed 7/14/2010 via PR Newswire

Primestream Corporation, acquired Building4Media BV

synopsis: Primestream Corp.™, the leader in advanced broadcast and IT solutions, announces the acquisition of Building4Media™, creator of FORK™, the state-of-the-art software for broadcast asset management, playout automation, metadata driven production and publishing.
buyer: Primestream Corporation
Primestream is a leader in the design, provision and implementation of advanced broadcast and new media solutions. Primestream has set a new standard in broadcasting by deploying the most unique hybrid solutions for TV stations.
target: Building4Media BV
Building4Media is the pioneer of professional IT-based systems, using the Apple platform. Building4Media designed FORK software as a client server-based, end-to-end platform to easily automate and manage multimedia and digital video database assets.
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closed 2/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation, acquired Information and Display Systems

synopsis: SportsMEDIA Technology Corp, a premier provider of live data and graphics integrations products and services to broadcasters of high-end live sports events, has acquired Jacksonville, Fla.-based Information and Display Systems, LLC, (IDS), a leading global provider of technology solutions for the sports industry.
buyer: SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation
SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation provides video enhancement software, production tools, and professional services to producers of live television sports broadcasts. It offers clocks and score boards, race crawls, virtual insertion products, tickers, telestration products, and stand alone graphics.
target: Information and Display Systems
Information and Display Systems, LLC is a premier provider of live in-stadium, event scoring, statistics and display products and services to sports organization and high-end sports event presenters.
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closed 5/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Xinhua China, Ltd., acquired Bear Technology

synopsis: Xinhua China Ltd. announced today it has acquired leading Chinese High Definition Television text-editing software company Bear Technology. The acquisition expands Xinhua's presence in the rapidly expanding digital media industry in China.
buyer: Xinhua China, Ltd.
Xinhua China Ltd. is a U.S.-based holding company with publishing and distribution interests in China. Through its subsidiary, Xinhua Publications Circulation & Distribution Co., Ltd., the Company holds a national license for distribution of books and other publications in China.
target: Bear Technology
Bear Technology offers multiple proprietary solutions for rendering and editing text in High Definition. Bear text-editing software is an essential component in the production of HDTV content, which require on- screen text to be rendered in HD for enhanced visual fidelity, according to Xinhua China.
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closed 12/16/2010 via BusinessWire

AOL LLC, acquired Pictela, Inc.

synopsis: AOL Inc. announced it has acquired Pictela, Inc., the provider of an award-winning global technology platform for serving and distributing high- definition brand content across online advertising and social media. The transaction brings further scale to AOL’s suite of premium advertising tools for advertisers, agencies and publishers.
buyer: AOL LLC(AOL:$2,240.40)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers.
target: Pictela, Inc.
Pictela, Inc. provides a global platform for distributing high definition brand content and advertising. Pictela units support videos, photos, text and applications. Since forming in 2009, Pictela has experienced rapid growth with clients across Retail, CPG, Automotive, Travel and Entertainment.
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announced 12/4/2010 via AP - Associated Press

Google Inc., will acquire Widevine Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Google said that it would acquire streaming video software maker for devices Widevine Technologies Inc..
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: Widevine Technologies, Inc.
Widevine provides multiplatform, multiformat content security to content owners, Internet TV and PayTV providers for protecting premium content distributed over any network.
price ($mm)
$158
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announced 4/6/2014 via PR Web

Dalet Digital Media System, will acquire AmberFin Ltd.

synopsis: Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, software and services for broadcasters and content providers, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire AmberFin, a UK-based company that specializes in video ingest, complex media manipulation, transcoding and quality control solutions.
buyer: Dalet Digital Media System
Dalet Digital Media System solutions enable broadcasters and media professionals to create, manage and distribute content to both traditional and new media channels, including interactive TV, the Web and mobile networks.
target parent: Advent Venture Partners LLP
target: AmberFin Ltd.
AmberFin’s business is intelligent media conversion, solving file-based workflow challenges for broadcasters, sports organizations, post-production houses and other media content owners.
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announced 3/16/2011 via Market Wire

KIT digital, Inc., will acquire TXT Polymedia

synopsis: KIT digital, Inc., a premium provider of video asset management software and related services (VAMS) for multi-screen and socially-enabled video delivery, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TXT Polymedia, the IP video platform-provisioning subsidiary of TXT e-solutions.
buyer: KIT digital, Inc.(:$214.93)
KIT digital is a leading global provider of video asset management solutions for multi-screen IP-based delivery. KIT VX-one, the company's family of end-to-end software platform solutions, enables enterprise clients to acquire, manage and distribute video assets.
target parent: TXT e-solutions SpA
target: TXT Polymedia
TXT Polymedia is the IP video platform-provisioning unit of TXT Group. Polymedia services major network operators, broadcasters and media portals and corporate enterprises that require end-to-end content lifecycle management, specific workflows around metadata and deep third party integration.
price ($mm)
$28
rev ($mm)
$23
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/10/2010 via PR Newswire

Telestream, Inc., acquired AnyStream, Inc.

synopsis: Telestream, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Anystream, a leading provider of enterprise-class video production and management solutions.
buyer: Telestream, Inc.
Telestream specializes in products that make it possible to get video content to any audience regardless of how it is created, distributed or viewed.Telestream customers include the world’s leading media and entertainment companies: content owners, creators and distributors.
target parent: Grab Networks, Inc.
target: AnyStream, Inc.
Anystream is the leading provider of automated multi-platform media publishing solutions. Anystream is a software platform that supports file-based media workflows, creating a solution that is both efficient and flexible to meet the rapidly evolving demands around multi-platform content syndication.
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closed 4/2/2008 via BNC Analysis

SQAD, Inc., acquired WRapsidy, LLC

synopsis: SQAD, a research firm best known for cost reporting and forecasting, announced it had acquired Wrapsidy, which provides software for processing spot ratings Nielsen overnight and sweeps period spot ratings. Wrapsidy's software applications will be added to SQAD's SNAP software product for analyzing ratings in local TV markets.
buyer: SQAD, Inc.
SQAD gives you instant access to actual market prices, rather than implementing the time-consuming task of calling media outlets around the country for current rate card costs.
target: WRapsidy, LLC
Wrapsidy, LLC is the leading provider of rating-analysis software to the broadcast industry. Its WRAP (Windows Rating Analysis Programs) product line features tools for analysis of Nielsen's primary local rating sources: Overnights and Sweeps.
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closed 6/5/2007 via BusinessWire

DG FastChannel, Inc., acquired Pathfire

synopsis: DG FastChannel, Inc. the leading provider of digital media services to the advertising and broadcast industries, has completed its previously announced acquisition of privately-held Pathfire, Inc., for $30 million. DG FastChannel financed the transaction with cash on hand and through borrowings under its existing credit facility.
buyer: DG FastChannel, Inc.(DGIT:$385.72)
DG FastChannel delivers the standard in digital media services to the advertising, broadcast and publishing industries. DG FastChannel’s innovative technology solutions help advertisers and agencies work faster, smarter and more competitively.
target: Pathfire
Pathfire is a provider of digital content distribution and management solutions for the broadcast, media and entertainment industries, supplying innovative digital solutions, from distribution to air, for broadcasters, news organizations, television networks, Hollywood studios and media companies.
price ($mm)
$28
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/9/2007 via BusinessWire

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired Tivella, Inc.

synopsis: Cisco has completed the acquisition of privately-held, Tivella, Inc. of Half Moon Bay, Calif. Tivella is a leading provider of digital signage software and systems. Cisco sees enormous potential for digital signage to be integrated into its existing enterprise streaming and live video broadcasting platform.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO:$48,607.00)
Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate.
target: Tivella, Inc.
Tivella Inc. excels in providing innovative solutions for the digital signage and enterprise video markets. Supporting a broad range of advanced network protocols and multiple video streaming formats, Tivella's platform achieves the highest image quality.
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closed 4/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Imagine Communications, acquired Digital Rapids

synopsis: Imagine Communications, a portfolio company of The Gores Group and a market share leader of software and networking solutions serving the global media and entertainment markets, has acquired Digital Rapids, an award-winning innovator in IP and file-based media processing solutions and software-defined workflow management technologies.
buyer parent:Gores Group, LLC
buyer: Imagine Communications
Imagine Communications Corp., is a global leader of software and networking solutions to more than 3,000 media, broadcast, service provider, government and enterprise customers spanning 185 countries.
target: Digital Rapids
Digital Rapids connects content to opportunity, providing market-leading solutions, technology and expertise that enable media organizations and professionals to bring video to wider audiences more efficiently, more effectively and more profitably.
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
closed 7/31/2012 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired NDS Group Ltd.

synopsis: Cisco announced it has completed the acquisition of NDS Group Ltd., a leading provider of video software and content security solutions that enable service providers and media companies to securely deliver and monetize new video experiences.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO:$48,607.00)
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Dominating the market for Internet protocol-based networking equipment, Cisco provides routers and switches used to direct data, voice, and video traffic.
target parent: Permira
target: NDS Group Ltd.
NDS Group Ltd. provides end-to-end software solutions for pay-TV operators, telcos, channels, and content providers globally. It offers open end-to-end digital TV and hybrid solutions; and NDS Infinite TV that delivers TV experience on various devices.
price ($mm)
$5,005
rev ($mm)
$989
EBITDA ($mm)
$283
EV / rev
5.1x
EV / EBITDA
17.7x
announced 1/13/2011 via BusinessWire

Vitruvian Partners LLP, will acquire Open Bet

synopsis: NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, announces that it has signed an agreement pursuant to which funds managed by Vitruvian Partners will back a management buyout of OpenBet, an NDS subsidiary and a leading provider of innovative online gaming and betting technology and software solutions.
buyer: Vitruvian Partners LLP
Vitruvian Partners is an independent private equity firm that specialises in middle-market buyouts, growth buyouts and growth capital investments in the UK and elsewhere in Northern Europe.
target parent: Permira
target: Open Bet
Founded in 1996, OpenBet offers the most powerful and flexible betting software solutions on the market. Through the development of its sophisticated and high performance technology, OpenBet's proven and trusted products and open platform set the standard for the online gaming and betting industry.
price($mm)[EV]
$307 [$292]
rev ($mm)
$55
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/5/2009 via Company Press Release

Permira, acquired NDS Group

synopsis: NDS Group Limited, News Corp. and Permira Advisers LLP are pleased to announce that the scheme of arrangement to effect the going private transaction of NDS has now become fully effective. The effectiveness of the scheme results in two subsidiaries of funds advised by Permira and News Corp. owning approximately 51% and 49% of NDS, respectively.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a leading European-based private equity firm. Permira acts as adviser to the 19 Permira Funds, totalling approximately Euro 22 billion, that have been raised since 1985. These funds have invested in over 180 transactions in companies across a variety of sectors and geographies.
target parent: News Corporation
target: NDS Group
NDS enables broadcasters, network TV operators and content providers to profit from the deployment of digital TV technologies including innovative solutions for digital video recorders, interactivity, secure broadband, home networks, and content on the go.
price ($mm)
$1,700*
rev ($mm)
$850
EBITDA ($mm)
$214
EV / rev
4.1x
EV / EBITDA
16.2x
closed 8/22/2007 via BusinessWire

NDS Group, acquired CastUp Inc.

synopsis: NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, today announced the completion of the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of CastUP Inc. The acquisition of CastUp Inc. was previously announced on August 7, 2007.
buyer: NDS Group
NDS enables broadcasters, network TV operators and content providers to profit from the deployment of digital TV technologies including innovative solutions for digital video recorders, interactivity, secure broadband, home networks, and content on the go.
target: CastUp Inc.
CastUp Inc. is a leader in comprehensive solutions for rich media production, publishing and distribution in today's most popular formats. CastUp's wide selection of rich media management tools allows content owners to control all aspects of their media in a robust, yet easy to use application.
price ($mm)
$11
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closed 1/2/2007 via BusinessWire

NDS Group, acquired Jungo Ltd

synopsis: NDS Group Plc, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, announced the completion of the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Jungo Ltd, that was announced on 4 December 2006.
buyer: NDS Group
NDS enables broadcasters, network TV operators and content providers to profit from the deployment of digital TV technologies including innovative solutions for digital video recorders, interactivity, secure broadband, home networks, and content on the go.
target: Jungo Ltd
Jungo Ltd is a leading provider of residential and business gateway software platforms and applications. Jungo's flagship products, OpenRG and OpenSMB, enable manufacturers to bring broadband customer premises equipment to market quickly.
price ($mm)
$108
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closed 9/29/2006 via BusinessWire

NDS Group, acquired ITE ApS

synopsis: NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, today announced the acquisition of Danish game design, development and publishing company ‘ITE’. ITE has an extensive library of proven game titles for consoles, mobiles and PCs.
buyer: NDS Group
NDS enables broadcasters, network TV operators and content providers to profit from the deployment of digital TV technologies including innovative solutions for digital video recorders, interactivity, secure broadband, home networks, and content on the go.
target: ITE ApS
ITE ApS was founded in 1988 and in 1990 the interactive TV show "Hugo the TV Troll" appeared for the first time in Danish television. Since then, the company has been the pioneer of interactive television entertainment.
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
closed 3/18/2014 via BusinessWire

Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, acquired Solariat

synopsis: Genesys, a leading provider of customer experience and contact center solutions, announced that it has acquired the assets of the Solariat business, a social customer care and analytics platform company.
buyer parent:Permira
buyer: Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories
Genesys is a leading provider of multi-channel customer experience and contact center solutions. With over 3,500 customers in 80 countries, Genesys orchestrates more than 100 million customer interactions every day across the contact center, front and back office.
target parent: Permira
target: Solariat
Solariat is the creator of its patented social analytics technology, the SocialOptimizr platform. SocialOptimizr is a complete solution for listening and acting in social. SocialOptimizr is helping enterprises have an effective voice in social media.
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closed 4/10/2014 via Market Wire

Hellman & Friedman LLC, acquired Renaissance Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Renaissance Learning, a leading provider of online assessments and data-powered teaching and learning solutions, announced that Hellman & Friedman, the San Francisco-based private equity investment firm, has successfully completed its acquisition of Renaissance from the Permira funds.
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
Hellman & Friedman LLC is a leading private equity investment firm that focuses on investing in superior business franchises and serving as a partner to management in select industries including software, internet & digital media, business & marketing services, financial services and healthcare.
target parent: Permira
target: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance Learning is a leader of K12 assessment and learning analytics with a presence in more than a third of U.S. schools and 60 countries around the world. Renaissance Learning enables educators to deliver highly differentiated and timely instruction.
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$1,100
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closed 1/20/2014 via BusinessWire

Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, acquired Ventriloquist

synopsis: Genesys, a leading provider of customer experience and contact center solutions, announced that it has acquired Ventriloquist Voice Solutions International. The Ventriloquist solution brings additional scale and reach to the Genesys cloud-based proactive communications offerings.
buyer parent:Permira
buyer: Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories
Genesys is a leading provider of customer engagement and contact center solutions. With more than 3,000 customers in 80 countries, Genesys orchestrates more than 100 million customer interactions every day across the contact center and back office.
target: Ventriloquist
Ventriloquist is a global leader in on-demand, interactive, cloud-based, multi-channel customer communications. Organizations leverage Ventriloquist’s services in order to communicate more effectively and efficiently throughout the customer lifecycle and build trusted customer relationships.
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announced 1/6/2014 via Reuters

Permira, will acquire LegalZoom.com, Inc.

synopsis: Private equity fund manager Permira Advisers LLC is planning to take a controlling stake in LegalZoom.com, a provider of online legal documents for families and small businesses including copyrights, business formation, wills, patents, power of attorney and pre-nuptial agreements.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a European private equity firm with global reach. The Permira funds, raised from pension funds and other institutions, make long-term investments in companies with the ambition of transforming their performance and driving sustainable growth.
target: LegalZoom.com, Inc.
LegalZoom, founded in 2001, is the leading company in the market for online legal documents for families and small businesses including copyrights, business formation, wills, patents, power of attorney and pre-nuptial agreements.
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closed 12/2/2013 via BusinessWire

Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, acquired Voran Tecnologia

synopsis: Genesys, a leading provider of customer experience and contact center solutions, announced that it has acquired Voran Tecnologia, a market leader of workforce optimization (WFO) as a service in Brazil.
buyer parent:Permira
buyer: Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories
Genesys is a leading provider of customer engagement and contact center solutions. With more than 3,000 customers in 80 countries, Genesys orchestrates more than 100 million customer interactions every day across the contact center and back office.
target: Voran Tecnologia
Voran is a WFO (Workforce Optimization) market leader in Brazil, with its flagship workforce management solution Tephra. The company has taken a leading position in the rapidly growing quality monitoring market by adding a full set of managed services.
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closed 11/14/2013 via BusinessWire

Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, acquired Echopass Corporation

synopsis: Genesys, a leading provider of customer engagement and contact center solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Echopass Corporation (www.echopass.com). With the acquisition Genesys extends its market leadership position in cloud-based contact center solutions.
buyer parent:Permira
buyer: Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories
Genesys is a leading provider of customer engagement and contact center solutions. With more than 3,000 customers in 80 countries, Genesys orchestrates more than 100 million customer interactions every day across the contact center and back office.
target: Echopass Corporation
Echopass is the leading provider of cloud-based contact center solutions to large enterprises. Since 2000, Echopass customized solutions have served enterprises with up to 20,000 agents across multiple sites and complex application and infrastructure environments.
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closed 9/30/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Ancestry.com, acquired Find A Grave, Inc.

synopsis: Ancestry.com has acquired Find A Grave, Inc., the leading online cemetery database. With over 100 million memorials and 75 million photos, Find A Grave has amassed an unparalleled collection of burial information. Over the past 18 years, it has grown to become an invaluable resource for genealogists, history buffs and cemetery preservationists.
buyer parent:Permira
buyer: Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com is the world's largest online family history resource with approximately 2.7 million paying subscribers across all its websites. More than 12 billion records have been added to the Ancestry.com sites and users have created more than 50 million family trees.
target: Find A Grave, Inc.
Find A Grave, Inc. is the leading online cemetery database. With over 100 million memorials and 75 million photos, Find A Grave has amassed an unparalleled collection of burial information.
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closed 6/28/2013 via PR Newswire

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired Subtext

synopsis: Renaissance Learning, a leading provider of online assessments and data-powered teaching and learning solutions for the classroom, announced the acquisition of Subtext. Subtext is a digital reading service that spans the K12 curriculum and makes it easy for classroom groups to collaborate in the pages of any digital book, article or document.
buyer parent:Permira
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance Learning, Inc. is a leading provider of technology-based school improvement and student assessment programs for K12 schools. Its tools provide daily formative assessment and periodic progress-monitoring technology to enhance core curriculum.
target: Subtext
Subtext is a free iPad app that allows classroom groups to exchange ideas in the pages of digital texts. It also allows users to layer in enrichment materials, assignments and quizzes, opening up almost limitless opportunities to engage students and foster analysis and writing skills.
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announced 5/20/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, will acquire SoundBite Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Genesys, a leading provider of customer engagement and contact center solutions, announced it signed a definitive agreement to acquire SoundBite Communications for $5.00 per share. SoundBite delivers cloud-based proactive collections, payments, and mobile marketing applications, as well as proactive customer service solutions to enterprises.
buyer parent:Permira
buyer: Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories
Genesys is a leading provider of customer engagement and contact center solutions. With more than 3,000 customers in 80 countries, Genesys orchestrates more than 100 million customer interactions every day across the contact center and back office.
target: SoundBite Communications, Inc.(SDBT:$48.07)
SoundBite Communications is a customer experience management company with deep expertise in delivering cloud-based mobile marketing, proactive customer care, and collections/payments solutions.
price($mm)[EV]
$84 [$68]
rev ($mm)
$48
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/20/2013 via Company Press Release

Knighted, Inc., acquired Datria Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Intelligrated®, a North American-based automated material handling solutions provider, announces the acquisition of Datria Systems, Inc., a provider of voice-enabled solutions for the mobile workforce. Datria will become part of Intelligrated’s software subsidiary, Knighted®.
buyer parent:Permira
buyer: Knighted, Inc.
Knighted provides web-enabled logistics software specializing in warehouse management software, warehouse control software and labor management software for the retail, e-commerce, route distributors, 3PL, and consumer goods manufacturing markets.
target: Datria Systems, Inc.
Datria provides voice-enabled solutions for distribution and logistics, retail store operations, mobile field service management, and manufacturing operations.
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closed 3/1/2013 via BNC Analysis

North One Television Australia, acquired North One Television Australia

synopsis: North One Television has offloaded its Australian production subsidiary in a management buy-out. North One Australia’s head of programming Adam Kay has acquired the business and plans to rename it Mint Pictures. It has produced content for most of the major broadcasters, for Australia's biggest sporting organisations and commercial clients.
buyer: North One Television Australia
North One Television Australia produces content for broadcasters, sporting organizations, educational and charitable organizations, and commercial clients in Australia.
target parent: Permira
target: North One Television Australia
North One Television Australia produces content for broadcasters, sporting organizations, educational and charitable organizations, and commercial clients in Australia.
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closed 3/18/2013 via BusinessWire

Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, acquired Angel.com Incorporated

synopsis: MicroStrategy® Incorporated has sold its subsidiary, Angel.com Incorporated, a leading provider of cloud-based customer experience management (CEM) solutions for interactive voice response and contact centers, to Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc.
buyer parent:Permira
buyer: Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories
Genesys is a leading provider of customer service and contact center solutions. With more than 2,200 customers in 80 countries, Genesys orchestrates more than 100 million customer interactions every day across the contact center and back office.
target parent: MicroStrategy Inc.
target: Angel.com Incorporated
Angel, a subsidiary of MicroStrategy Inc., is a leading provider of cloud-based Customer Experience solutions for Interactive Voice Response and Contact Centers. These solutions enable organizations to quickly deploy voice, SMS, chat, mobile, and Business Intelligence applications in the cloud.
price ($mm)
$111
rev ($mm)
$29
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/18/2013 via BusinessWire

Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, acquired UTOPY, Inc.

synopsis: Genesys, a leading provider of customer service and contact center solutions, announced it has acquired UTOPY. UTOPY delivers workforce optimization solutions, including industry-leading speech and text analytics and innovative voice of the customer applications.
buyer parent:Permira
buyer: Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories
Genesys is a leading provider of customer service and contact center solutions. With more than 2,000 customers in 80 countries, Genesys orchestrates more than 100 million customer interactions every day across the contact center and back office.
target: UTOPY, Inc.
UTOPY provides award-winning Voice of the Customer and Contact Center Workforce Optimization solutions powered by Customer Interaction Analytics. UTOPY analyzes customer interactions over multiple channels, including: telephone; email; chat; and social media.
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closed 12/21/2012 via PR Newswire

Intelligrated, acquired Knighted, Inc.

synopsis: Intelligrated® announced the acquisition of Knighted®, a provider of supply chain software solutions. The acquisition is a strategic component of Intelligrated's mission to deliver innovative solutions that increase fulfillment velocity for e-commerce, multichannel retail, 3PL, wholesale, consumer products and food and beverage industries.
buyer parent:Permira
buyer: Intelligrated
Intelligrated is a leading North American-owned, single-point provider of automated material handling solutions with operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Brazil. Intelligrated designs, manufactures and installs complete material handling automation solutions.
target: Knighted, Inc.
Knighted provides web-enabled logistics software specializing in warehouse management software, warehouse control software and labor management software for the retail, e-commerce, route distributors, 3PL, and consumer goods manufacturing markets.
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closed 12/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

Avalon Entertainment Limited, acquired Artists Rights Group Limited

synopsis: It was announced that Avalon Management Group has acquired talent agency Artists Rights Group (ARG), the leading bespoke agency for talent in the UK. ARG provides highly individual personal management for its elite list of creative talent.
buyer: Avalon Entertainment Limited
The Avalon Group comprises of companies which represents artists in contemporary entertainment, produces entertainment programs and specializing in live artist bookings.
target parent: Permira
target: Artists Rights Group Limited
Artists Rights Group (ARG) is the leading bespoke agency for talent in the UK. ARG provides highly individual personal management for its elite list of creative talent.
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closed 12/28/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Permira, acquired Ancestry.com

synopsis: Permira, the European private equity firm with global reach, and Ancestry.com Inc. the world's largest online family history resource, announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Ancestry.com by a company owned by Permira funds and co-investors for $32.00 per share in cash.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a European private equity firm with global reach. The Permira funds, raised from pension funds and other institutions, make long-term investments in companies with the ambition of transforming their performance and driving sustainable growth.
target parent: Spectrum Equity
target: Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com Inc. is the world's largest online family history resource, with more than 2 million paying subscribers. Over 10 billion records have been added to the site in the past 15 years. Ancestry users have created more than 39 million family trees containing approximately 4 billion profiles.
price($mm)[EV]
$1,445 [$1,435]
rev ($mm)
$460
EBITDA ($mm)
$156
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
9.9x
closed 7/31/2012 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired NDS Group Ltd.

synopsis: Cisco announced it has completed the acquisition of NDS Group Ltd., a leading provider of video software and content security solutions that enable service providers and media companies to securely deliver and monetize new video experiences.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO:$48,607.00)
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Dominating the market for Internet protocol-based networking equipment, Cisco provides routers and switches used to direct data, voice, and video traffic.
target parent: Permira
target: NDS Group Ltd.
NDS Group Ltd. provides end-to-end software solutions for pay-TV operators, telcos, channels, and content providers globally. It offers open end-to-end digital TV and hybrid solutions; and NDS Infinite TV that delivers TV experience on various devices.
price ($mm)
$5,005
rev ($mm)
$989
EBITDA ($mm)
$283
EV / rev
5.1x
EV / EBITDA
17.7x
closed 2/1/2012 via BusinessWire

Permira, acquired Genesys Telecommunications Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Permira, the European private equity firm with global reach, announced that a company owned by the Permira funds has successfully completed the acquisition of Genesys, a global expert in contact center technology software, from Alcatel-Lucent.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a European private equity firm with global reach. The Permira funds, raised from pension funds and other institutions, make long-term investments in companies with the ambition of transforming their performance and driving sustainable growth.
target parent: Alcatel-Lucent
target: Genesys Telecommunications Labs, Inc.
Headquartered in Daly City, CA, Genesys Telecommunications Labs is one of the leading suppliers of enterprise software and solutions that enable best-in-class customer service for companies and organizations.
price ($mm)
$1,500
rev ($mm)
$500
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/19/2011 via PR Newswire

Permira, acquired Renaissance Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Renaissance Learning, Inc., a leading provider of technology-based school improvement and student assessment programs for K-12 schools, announced the successful completion of its acquisition by a company owned by the Permira Funds. Permira is a European private equity firm with global reach.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a European private equity firm with global reach. The Permira funds, raised from pension funds and other institutions, make long-term investments in companies with the ambition of transforming their performance and driving sustainable growth.
target: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance Learning, Inc. is a leading provider of technology-based school improvement and student assessment programs for K12 schools. Its tools provide daily formative assessment and periodic progress-monitoring technology to enhance core curriculum.
price($mm)[EV]
$485 [$476]
rev ($mm)
$136
EBITDA ($mm)
$40
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
12.0x
announced 2/9/2011 via Reuters

eDreams, Go Voyages, will acquire Opodo

synopsis: The consortium of Axa Private Equity, owner of Go Travel UK and Permira, which owns eDreams has announced plans to acquire Opodo, a leading pan-European online travel company specialising in worldwide travel.
buyer: eDreams
buyer: Go Voyages
AXA Private Equity independently manages and/or advises Private Equity funds. It focuses on investments in unlisted companies and its expertise spans all types of Private Equity: Direct Funds, Funds of Funds and Private Equity Management Mandates.
target parent: Amadeus IT Group S.A.
target: Opodo
Opodo addresses the real needs of today's traveller by offering an unbiased and competitively priced online travel service for world travel, with access to flights from over 500 airlines, over 65,000 hotel properties and over 7,000 car hire locations worldwide, as well as travel insurance.
price ($mm)
$614
rev ($mm)
$1,623
EBITDA ($mm)
$52
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
11.7x
announced 5/21/2007 via Company Press Release

Advent International Corporation, will acquire Lloyds TSB Registrars

synopsis: Advent International, one of the world's leading global private equity firms, today signed an agreement with Lloyds TSB plc to acquire its subsidiary Lloyds TSB Registrars for a total consideration of £550 million ($1.1 billion), subject to completion and other adjustments.
buyer: Advent International Corporation
Advent International has one of the world's largest and most experienced private equity teams, with over 100 investment professionals in 15 countries. As an active, hands-on investor, we apply our resources, expertise and experience to help management teams achieve their growth objectives.
target: Lloyds TSB Registrars
Lloyds TSB Registrars is the UK's leading provider of share registration services. We act as Registrar for over 800 companies including around 60% of the FTSE 100, and manage some 24 million shareholder accounts.
price ($mm)
$1,137
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 3/29/2007 via PR Newswire

oneShield, Inc., purchased ebis insurance billing application from Mellon Financial Corporation

synopsis: oneShield, Inc., a leading provider of innovative technology driven policy administration, automated business rules and workflow solutions to the property and casualty insurance industry, has acquired the ebis insurance billing application from Mellon Financial Corporation to further expand their Dragon product offering.
buyer: oneShield, Inc.
oneShield is a provider of browser-based solutions to automate the sales and service of insurance and bond products for insurance carriers, major brokers. Our flagship product, oneShield Dragon, is a tools- based, data-driven insurance underwriting, policy administration, rating and workflow engine.
seller: Mellon Financial Corporation
Mellon Financial Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of financial services for institutions, corporations and high net worth individuals, providing asset management, private wealth management, asset servicing, and payment solutions and investor services.
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closed 12/8/2005 via BusinessWire

eLocalAccess, LLC merged with TradeMaven Group LLC,

synopsis: TradeMaven LLC and eLocal today jointly announced they have merged the two firms to form TradeMaven Group LLC (TMG). The merger is one of the most significant in the online trading industry, combining TradeMaven's leading technology for online trading with eLocal's exceptional retail and institutional execution and brokerage services.
buyer: TradeMaven Group LLC
TradeMaven was founded with the mission of providing high-performance and cost-effective trading software for experienced and new traders. TM is used by Futures, Forex & Bond Traders worldwide.
target: eLocalAccess, LLC
eLOCAL was established and registered with the NFA and CFTC in July 2000 culminating in the merger of two large independent local clearing firms at the Chicago Board of Trade.
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closed 3/16/2006 via Company Press Release

TeleCheck Services, Inc., acquired ClearCheck, Inc.

synopsis: TeleCheck Services, Inc., a subsidiary of First Data Corp., today announced that it has acquired substantially all the assets of ClearCheck, Inc., a full-service provider of return check management systems for major retailers and supermarkets across the United States. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent:First Data Corporation
buyer: TeleCheck Services, Inc.
TeleCheck, a subsidiary of First Data Corporation, is the world's leading provider of paper and electronic check services helping more than 342,000 retail, financial institution, grocery and other industry clients increase profitability, reduce risk and streamline operations.
target: ClearCheck, Inc.
ClearCheck, Inc., was founded in 1995, is a privately held company, headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina. The company provides receivable management services to major retailers and supermarkets throughout the United States.
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closed 4/11/2006 via

The Hearst Corporation, purchased a minority stake in Fitch, Inc.

synopsis: Hearst Corp. agreed to acquire a 20 percent stake in Fitch Group, the parent of credit-ratings company Fitch Ratings, for $592 million from French financial holding company Fimalac SA. The acquisition also includes Algorithmics, a provider of risk-management services that Fimalac bought in January 2005.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
The Hearst Corporation owns 12 daily newspapers and 14 weekly newspapers, 18 US consumer magazines (such as Cosmopolitan and Esquire), TV and radio stations (through 40%-owned Hearst Argyle Television), and a cartoon and features service (King Features).
target parent: FImalac SA
target: Fitch, Inc.(:$693.00)
Fitch Group, Inc. is the parent company of Fitch Ratings, Fitch Training and Algorithmics. Fitch Ratings is a leading global rating agency committed to providing the world's credit markets with timely and prospective credit opinions.
price ($mm)
$118*
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closed 9/7/2004 via PR Newswire

Nasdaq Stock Market Inc., acquired Brut, LLC

synopsis: The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. announced that it will complete its acquisition of Brut LLC, the owner and operator of the Brut ECN, from SunGard Data Systems Inc. SDS for a total consideration of $190 million in cash.
buyer parent:NASD
buyer: Nasdaq Stock Market Inc.(NDAQ:$3,119.00)
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, and with over 3,900 companies, it is number one in worldwide listings among major markets.
target parent: SunGard Data Systems Inc.
target: Brut, LLC
Brut, LLC owns and operates the Brut ECN, an alternative trading system that offers a low-cost execution utility for the trading community without sacrificing technology, execution quality or customer service. Brut offers its customers participation in the NASDAQ market center for increased liquidi
price ($mm)
$190
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 9/5/2007 via

International Monetary Systems, Ltd., acquired Kansas Trade Exchange

synopsis: International Monetary Systems, Ltd., a worldwide leader in business-to-business barter services, today announced that it has purchased the assets and client base of Kansas Trade Exchange (KTE), located in Wichita, KS. The transaction will become effective on September 30, 2007.
buyer: International Monetary Systems, Ltd.(ITNM:$0.00)
Founded in 1985, International Monetary Systems (IMS) serves approximately 17,000 customers representing 24,000 cardholders in 47 markets in the U.S. and Canada. The company's proprietary transaction network enables businesses and individuals to trade goods and services throughout North America.
target: Kansas Trade Exchange
Kansas Trade Exchange, Inc., was formed in December of 1994, when Hayes Crenshaw, with 5 years of operating a franchise based barter company, decided that an independent and self contained exchange was the answer to provide the members with the service and ideas that they deserved.
price ($mm)
$0.50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 6/20/2006 via Company Press Release

GL Trade SA, acquired Emos Futures

synopsis: GL TRADE, the global provider of front to back solutions for international financial institutions, has announced the acquisition of EMOS, a key actor in middle office derivatives solutions. EMOS´ solutions and teams integrate the Post Trade Derivatives business line (PTD) managing GL CLEARVISION and UBIX.
buyer: GL Trade SA
GL TRADE S.A. provides software solution primarily to financial intermediaries and brokerage houses to automate the order flow from client through broker, and then onto back office.
target: Emos Futures
Emos Futures is a global market leader in the exchange-traded derivates middle-office software markets with its range of software and services.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/3/2006 via PR Newswire

Nasdaq Stock Market Inc., purchased a minority stake in London Stock Exchange PLC

synopsis: The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. announces that it has acquired 9,790,280 shares in London Stock Exchange plc for a price of 1,218 pence per share. The consideration represents approximately GBP 119.2 million (c. US$ 219.4 million).
buyer parent:NASD
buyer: Nasdaq Stock Market Inc.(NDAQ:$3,119.00)
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, and with over 3,900 companies, it is number one in worldwide listings among major markets.
target: London Stock Exchange PLC(GB:LSE:$814.80)
London Stock Exchange Group is Europe's leading diversified exchange business, incorporating Borsa Italiana and London Stock Exchange. With over 500 member firms and more than 3,000 companies quoted across its markets, the Group operates the largest and most liquid equity marketplace in Europe.
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VisiInc Plc
VisiInc PLC is a leading software company that has developed an innovative patent-pending collaboration and communications platform with a universal "viewer" that distributes large sets of data and renders the visualization natively anywhere in the world.
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Ticker: OCX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Onex Corporation
Onex Corporation
Onex is one of North America’s oldest and most successful private equity firms committed to acquiring and building high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. Onex manages investment platforms focused on private equity, real estate and credit securities.
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2012
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$34,000.00
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235000
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Ticker: RTOBF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ratos AB
Ratos AB
Ratos is a fully invested private equity company and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Ratos’s business concept is to generate, overtime, the highest possible return through the professional, active and responsible exercise of its ownership role in a number of selected companies.
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2012
rev ($mm)
$27,271.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,286.00
EBIT ($mm)
$344.00
Net Income ($mm)
$606.00
Employees
18845
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Ticker: KKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
KKR & CO. L.P. (KKR) is a leading global investment firm with deep roots in private equity, diversified capabilities, and an impressive track record. Through an integrated approach, they work closely with companies and investment partners around the world to deliver flexible capital solutions.
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2013
rev ($mm)
$9,659.29
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$691.23
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Ticker: BX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blackstone Group LP
Blackstone Group LP
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment and advisory firms. Blackstone seeks to create positive economic impact and long-term value for its investors, the companies they invest in, the companies they advise and the broader global economy.
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2013
rev ($mm)
$6,505.20
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Net Income ($mm)
$1,171.20
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Ticker: CG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group is a private global investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings.
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2013
rev ($mm)
$4,441.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,891.60
EBIT ($mm)
$1,728.00
Net Income ($mm)
$104.10
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Ticker: APO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management, LLC is a leading global alternative investment manager. They are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit-oriented capital markets and real estate. They focus their investments in areas where they can capitalize upon their integrated platform.
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2013
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$3,647.65
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$562.02
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Ticker: ACAS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amercian Capital, Inc
Amercian Capital, Inc
American Capital is the 2nd largest U.S. publicly traded alternative asset manager. American Capital, both directly and through its global asset management business, is an investor in management and employee buyouts, private equity buyouts, and early stage and mature private and public companies.
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2012
rev ($mm)
$646.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,136.00
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Ticker: FIG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fortress Investment Group LLC
Fortress Investment Group LLC
Fortress Investment Group LLC operates as a global investment manager specializing in alternative assets. The company’s alternative investment products include private equity funds, hedge funds and publicly traded alternative investment vehicles.
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2009
rev ($mm)
$584.10
EBITDA ($mm)
($988.96)
EBIT ($mm)
($999.74)
Net Income ($mm)
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897
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Ticker: COWN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Group, Inc. is a leading diversified financial services firm providing alternative investment management, investment banking, research, and sales and trading services through its business units, Ramius and Cowen and Company.
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2011
rev ($mm)
$235.28
EBITDA ($mm)
($117.75)
EBIT ($mm)
($133.23)
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589
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Ticker: MAIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Main Street Capital Partners, LLC
Main Street Capital Partners, LLC
Main Street is a principal investment firm that primarily provides long-term debt and equity capital to middle market companies and lower middle market companies. The company is publicly traded with $800 million of investment capital of which approximately $250 million is available for investment.
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2011
rev ($mm)
$66.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$52.80
EBIT ($mm)
$52.80
Net Income ($mm)
$62.97
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22
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Ticker: CVTGF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clairvest Group Inc.
Founded in 1987, Clairvest is a Toronto-based private equity management firm with approximately C$1 billion of equity capital under management. They invest in successful mid-market companies, principally in North America, across a wide array of industries.
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2012
rev ($mm)
$44.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.97
EBIT ($mm)
$28.59
Net Income ($mm)
$22.44
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Ticker: HLSE:CPMBV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CapMan Capital Management Oy
CapMan Capital Management Oy
CapMan is one of the leading private equity investors in the Nordic countries and manages Nordic funds with approximately €3.0 billion in total capital. CapMan's operations are divided into two business units, CapMan Private Equity and CapMan Real Estate.
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2013
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$39.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.03
EBIT ($mm)
($1.03)
Net Income ($mm)
$5.80
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Ticker: STIV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
StarInvest Group, Inc.
StarInvest Group, Inc.
Since 2004 StarInvest Group, Inc had been an active Business Development Company (“BDC”) investing over $3,000,000 in American start-up and micro companies. StarInvest also owns and operates a stock transfer agency through its wholly owned subsidiary My Transfer Agency, LLC .
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2009
rev ($mm)
$0.95
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.29)
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3
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Audax Group
Audax Group
Audax Group, founded in 1999, is a leading investor in lower-middle market companies. With offices in Boston and New York, Audax has over $5 billion in assets under management in its Private Equity, Mezzanine, and Senior Debt businesses.
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2000
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36
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21 Centrale Partners
21 Centrale Partners
21 Centrale Partners is a private equity firm specialised in growth LBOs, which invests primarily in International mid-market companies. The company is part of the 21 Group, led by Alessandro Benetton and Gérard Pluvinet, which manages above one Billion Euros of assets.
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