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closed 2/8/2010 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters, acquired Aegisoft, LLC

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced that it has acquired the assets and business of Aegisoft. Aegisoft has built its business on the Athena product line, a multi-asset trading platform which provides order and execution management, exchange connectivity and foreign exchange aggregation, as well as client and exchange simulators.
buyer: Thomson Reuters(TRI:$13,278.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Powered by the world's most trusted news organization, Thomson Reuters combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.
target: Aegisoft, LLC
Since 1994, Aegisoft has been innovating in the face of ever changing market structures. Aegisoft’s flagship product, AthenaTrader™, is an algorithmic execution management system (EMS) for Equities, Options, Futures, and Foreign Exchange trading.
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closed 10/2/2013 via BusinessWire

Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, acquired Omgeo LLC

synopsis: The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, a US post-trade financial services company, announced that it has completed its 100% acquisition of Omgeo, the global standard for efficiency in institutional post-trade processing.
buyer: Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), through its subsidiaries, provides clearing, settlement and information services for equities, corporate and municipal bonds, government and mortgage-backed securities, money market instruments and over-the-counter derivatives.
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Omgeo LLC
Omgeo LLC is the leading provider of complete global trade management services, processing over one million trades per day and serving 6,000 broker-dealers, custodians and investment managers in more than 40 countries.
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closed 1/18/2013 via Company Press Release

ION Trading, acquired Financial Software Systems

synopsis: Financial Software Systems, a global provider of Treasury Management, Capital Market and Wealth Management solutions announced the acquisition of the company by the ION Group, a global provider of trading, capital markets and treasury solutions and services.
buyer parent:TA Associates
buyer: ION Trading
ION is a global market leader providing real-time solutions across multiple asset classes for electronic trading, position management, pricing, risk management and downstream processing to clients which range from global financial institutions to niche financial specialists.
target: Financial Software Systems
Financial Software Systems is a financial risk-management software and consulting firm. Financial Software Systems provides foreign exchange and interest rate risk-management software and consulting for banks, corporations and fund managers.
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closed 9/26/2011 via PR Newswire

The Carlyle Group, acquired ITRS Group Plc

synopsis: The Carlyle Group announced that it has acquired ITRS Group, a global provider of real-time monitoring systems for the world's financial institutions, in partnership with its founders and management. Carlyle will support ITRS' international expansion and is committed to broadening of the Company's specialized product offering.
buyer: The Carlyle Group(CG:$4,441.20)
The Carlyle Group is a private global investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings.
target: ITRS Group Plc
ITRS Group is the leading provider of risk mitigation solutions to global financial institutions. It leads the way in a new discipline which extends real-time monitoring into a comprehensive operational and service management solution.
price ($mm)
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$25
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0.0x
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closed 9/1/2011 via BusinessWire

NYSE Technologies, Inc., acquired Metabit Systems Co., Ltd.

synopsis: NYSE Euronext's NYSE Technologies announced the completion of its acquisition of Metabit, a leading Tokyo-based provider of high performance market access products with a trading community of more than 140 trading firms throughout Japan and Asia.
buyer parent:NYSE Euronext
buyer: NYSE Technologies, Inc.
NYSE Technologies provides comprehensive transaction, data and infrastructure services and managed solutions for buy-side, sell-side and exchange communities that require next-generation performance and expertise for mission critical and value-added client services.
target: Metabit Systems Co., Ltd.
Headquartered in Tokyo, MetaBit Systems Co., Ltd. provides financial information exchange (FIX) protocol and direct market access trading solutions development, support, and consultancy services to the financial industry.
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closed 7/22/2010 via Company Press Release

SunGard Data Systems Inc., acquired Fox River Execution

synopsis: SunGard has acquired Fox River Execution, a leading broker dealer that provides algorithmic trading technology and execution solutions to institutional firms trading equities and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Fox River Execution will augment SunGard’s ability to provide customizable algorithmic trading solutions to help customers.
buyer: SunGard Data Systems Inc.
SunGard is a global leader in software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard also helps information-dependent enterprises of all types to ensure the continuity of their business.
target: Fox River Execution
Fox River Execution’s suite of execution products was developed to address the unique needs of the institutional trader. It blends the human logic of a professional trader with the precise mathematical formulas imbedded in Fox River’s proprietary models.
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announced 2/5/2010 via Company Press Release

ICAP Plc, will acquire TriOptima

synopsis: ICAP plc, the world’s premier interdealer broker, announced an agreement to acquire all the outstanding share capital of TriOptima AB, the leading post-trade financial technology company, for an initial €109 million in cash.
buyer: ICAP Plc(IAPLF:$1,681.00)
ICAP provides a specialist intermediary broking service to commercial banks, investment banks and other "liquidity providers" in the wholesale financial markets. As an integrated and increasingly technology based business, ICAP is the largest operator of "liquidity pools" in these markets.
target: TriOptima
TriOptima is an international financial technology company that is solving some of the most challenging post-trade processing problems in the OTC derivatives market.
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closed 10/31/2009 via BusinessWire

Quantifi, Inc., acquired Moment Analytics, Inc.

synopsis: Quantifi, a leading provider of analytics and risk management solutions to the global credit markets, announced that it has acquired Moment Analytics Inc, a privately held risk management software vendor.
buyer: Quantifi, Inc.
Quantifi Inc is a leading provider of state of the art models, pricing tools and risk analysis for the global credit markets. Quantifi's extensive suite of integrated products and services provide fast, accurate and innovative solutions that set the standard for advanced pricing and risk analysis.
target: Moment Analytics, Inc.
Moment Analytics provides trading and risk management infrastructure for buy- and sell-side institutions covering a variety of OTC and exchange-traded fixed income, foreign exchange, equity, commodity and credit products.
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closed 4/1/2009 via BNC Analysis

First Derivatives plc, acquired Hologram Pty Ltd.

synopsis: First Derivatives plc announced the acquisition of Hologram, an Australian technology company specialising in risk management and data management systems, in a deal worth approximately 2.5m Australian dollars.
buyer: First Derivatives plc
First Derivatives PLC is a leading global service provider in the Capital Markets technology sector with offices in New York, London and Ireland. We are widely renowned for the quality of our service and our product portfolio and for our pragmatic and commercial approach.
target: Hologram Pty Ltd.
Hologram principals are leaders in the field of Risk Management and Stock Exchange Trading software. Risk management software developed by the firm is in use in several hundred financial institutions and corporate treasuries worldwide.
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$0.71
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closed 12/17/2008 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Tenfore Systems, Ltd.

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc. announced it has acquired Tenfore Systems Limited, a global provider of real- time market data and financial data workstations based in the United Kingdom, for 13.5 million pounds sterling in cash, or approximately U.S.$21.0 million, subject to post-closing adjustments.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc.(MORN:$698.27)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets.
target: Tenfore Systems, Ltd.
Tenfore Systems provides financial market data and technology solutions to financial services communities. It offers a range of data feeds and feed formats, including interactive, snapshot, and end of day data feeds that deliver financial data covering equity, derivative, and treasury markets.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
$19
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1.0x
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closed 11/12/2008 via BusinessWire

First New York Securities, LLC, acquired Spartan Technologies, LLC

synopsis: First New York Securities, LLC, the preeminent multi-strategy proprietary trading firm, announced the acquisition of all the assets of Spartan Technologies, LLC. The transaction includes source codes, personnel and existing clients. Spartan’s HydraTrade platform is a proven and high producing buy-side and sell-side platform.
buyer: First New York Securities, LLC
First New York Securities, L.L.C. provides proprietary trading services to the capital markets. The firm deals with stocks, bonds, options, commodities, and financial items through individual traders.
target: Spartan Technologies, LLC
Spartan Technologies' HydraTrade is a technology that offers advanced software for electronic access to markets, real-time market information, and execution and decision support systems.
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closed 10/1/2008 via PR Newswire

SunGard Data Systems Inc., acquired GL Trade SA

synopsis: SunGard and GL TRADE announced that SunGard had completed the previously announced acquisition of a majority interest in GL TRADE, a global financial software solutions company.
buyer: SunGard Data Systems Inc.
SunGard is a global leader in software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard also helps information-dependent enterprises of all types to ensure the continuity of their business.
target: 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.
price($mm)[EV]
$403 [$430]*
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$342
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$77
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1.9x
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8.5x
closed 6/3/2008 via BusinessWire

NetQoS, Inc., acquired Helium Systems

synopsis: NetQoS Inc., a provider of network and application performance management products and services for large organizations, has acquired Helium Systems, a privately held financial trade monitoring software company based in Valencia, Calif.
buyer: NetQoS, Inc.
NetQoS provides network and application performance management software and services that improve application delivery across the world’s most complex networks. NetQoS Performance Center is used to monitor application service levels, troubleshoot problems quickly, and plan for change.
target: Helium Systems
Helium Systems, LLC provides software solutions for the financial industry. The company offers TradePVR products for distributed network appliances, instant retrieval of recordings, charting and statistics, client portal, fix protocol simplified, and status and notifications.
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closed 4/30/2008 via Company Press Release

IBM, acquired Infodyne Corporation

synopsis: IBM announced it has acquired InfoDyne Corporation, a privately-held software company based in Park Ridge, Illinois. InfoDyne is a leader in high-speed platforms and data feed connectors which combined with IBM's WebSphere technology will help clients extend transactional integrity to low-latency environments.
buyer: IBM(IBM:$99,751.00)
IBM is the world's largest information technology company. Drawing on resources from across IBM and key IBM Business Partners, IBM offers a wide range of services, solutions and technologies that enable customers, large and small, to take full advantage of the new era of on demand business.
target: Infodyne Corporation
InfoDyne Corporation, Inc. provides enterprise products and solutions to the financial market. Its products include TPS+Plus, Middleware2, and EMS+Plus.
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closed 3/7/2008 via BusinessWire

NYSE Euronext, acquired Wombat Financial Software

synopsis: NYSE Euronext announced the closing of its $200 million acquisition of Wombat Financial Software, the technology innovator and world leader in market data management solutions, as previously announced on January 14, 2008. Wombat will join TransactTools as part of the newly formed NYSE Euronext Advanced Trading Solutions division.
buyer: NYSE Euronext(NYX:$3,749.00)
NYSE Euronext operates the world's largest and most liquid exchange group and offers the most diverse array of financial products and services. NYSE Euronext is a world leader for listings, trading in cash equities, equity and interest rate derivatives, bonds and the distribution of market data.
target: Wombat Financial Software
Wombat Financial enables limitless connectivity to the global markets through the world's most advanced high speed market data infrastructure. Wombat software underpins automated market-making systems, electronic-trading floors and tick-capture platforms in financial institutions around the world.
price ($mm)
$180
rev ($mm)
$28
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
7.1x
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20.4x
closed 11/19/2007 via PR Newswire

Capital Markets Technologies, acquired iBase Solutions Limited

synopsis: Capital Markets Technologies has acquired a 55% equity stake in iBase Solutions Limited "iBase", a UK based financial solutions company specializing in optimizing post-trade processes for financial institutions. iBase is set to launch a suite of software products and services designed to replace inefficient and costly manual processes.
buyer: Capital Markets Technologies
Capital Markets Technologies is a Chicago-based financial technology solutions company with operations in Chicago and London. The company provides innovative financial technology solutions to global financial institutions and major corporations.
target: iBase Solutions Limited
IBase Solutions Limited offers financial solutions which includes optimizing of post-trade processes for financial institutions.
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closed 1/16/2008 via PR Newswire

Knight Capital Group, Inc., acquired Edgetrade

synopsis: Knight Capital Group, Inc. completed the acquisition of EdgeTrade Inc., a privately-held firm for $59.5 million comprising $29.5 million in cash and approximately 2,285,000 shares of unregistered Knight stock. EdgeTrade is a leading agency-only trade execution and algorithmic software firm.
buyer: Knight Capital Group, Inc.(NITE:$0.00)
Knight Capital Group, Inc. is a global financial services firm that provides market access and trade execution services across multiple asset classes to buy- and sell-side firms.
target: Edgetrade
EdgeTrade, Inc. constructs and customizes agency-only trade execution and algorithmic software in the United States. The company’s execution and algorithmic software allows buy and sell-side clients to source liquidity and manage the trading process.
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closed 12/18/2006 via BusinessWire

SunGard Data Systems Inc., acquired Shanghai Fudan Kingstar Computer Co., Ltd

synopsis: SunGard has acquired Shanghai Fudan Kingstar Computer Co., Ltd, a leading provider of software and processing solutions for China’s financial services, higher education and the public sector. Kingstar will help SunGard expand its product offering and business operations in China.
buyer: SunGard Data Systems Inc.
SunGard is a global leader in software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard also helps information-dependent enterprises of all types to ensure the continuity of their business.
target: Shanghai Fudan Kingstar Computer Co., Ltd
Kingstar provides a suite of solutions developed specifically for China. It has a focus on financial services solutions for exchange management, futures trading, securities trading, gold trading, brokerage management, data warehousing, and campus and smartcard solutions for higher education.
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closed 10/11/2006 via Company Press Release

Swallow Technology Limited, acquired Monro Business Software

synopsis: SwallowTech, provider of software and services to the treasury, securities and derivatives markets, today announced that it has acquired Monro Business Software (Monrosoft) a Brussels based competitor.
buyer: Swallow Technology Limited
SwallowTech is a leading provider of software solutions to the financial services industry. SwallowTech offers a range of integrated solutions that ensure the highest levels of Straight Through Processing (STP) and operational efficiency, whilst minimizing risks and costs.
target: Monro Business Software
Monrosoft is a leading provider of software applications for financial institutions. Monrosoft has created FXPRICER (Dealing room), TREASURE (Treasury risk control) and SMATCH (Reconciliation and exception management), which are currently being used by reputed Banks and Brokers all over the world.
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closed 3/31/2006 via Company Press Release

RushTrade Group, acquired TAL Financial Services, LLC

synopsis: Rush Financial Technologies, Inc., dba RushTrade Group (Rush) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with TAL Financial Services, LLC (TFS) to acquire 100% of the outstanding membership interests of Terra Nova Trading, LLC (Terra Nova), Market Wise Securities, LLC and Market Wise Stock Trading School, LLC.
buyer: RushTrade Group
RushGroup provides high quality, direct access trade executions to major domestic ECNs and equity/option exchanges, streaming real-time quotes, charts, news, research and other advanced trading and portfolio management tools.
target: TAL Financial Services, LLC
TAL Financial Services, LLC (TFS) operates Terra Nova Trading, LLC (Terra Nova), Market Wise Securities, LLC and Market Wise Stock Trading School, LLC.
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
closed 2/8/2010 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters, acquired Aegisoft, LLC

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced that it has acquired the assets and business of Aegisoft. Aegisoft has built its business on the Athena product line, a multi-asset trading platform which provides order and execution management, exchange connectivity and foreign exchange aggregation, as well as client and exchange simulators.
buyer: Thomson Reuters(TRI:$13,278.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Powered by the world's most trusted news organization, Thomson Reuters combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.
target: Aegisoft, LLC
Since 1994, Aegisoft has been innovating in the face of ever changing market structures. Aegisoft’s flagship product, AthenaTrader™, is an algorithmic execution management system (EMS) for Equities, Options, Futures, and Foreign Exchange trading.
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closed 2/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, acquired Dominio Sistemas

synopsis: US media and information company Thomson Reuters announced the acquisition of Brazilian accounting software developer Dominio Sistemas Ltda. Dominio specializes in the development and implementation of accounting management and tax management software solutions for accounting firms, and micro- and small companies in Brazil.
buyer: Thomson Reuters(TRI:$13,278.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.
target: Dominio Sistemas
Domínio Sistemas Ltda. develops and provides accounting solutions and software for large, medium, small companies and enterprises. Its products include Accounting Plus, a solution for managing accounting firms. Domínio Sistemas Ltda. was incorporated in 1998 and is based in Criciúma, Brazil.
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closed 12/11/2013 via Company Press Release

Thomson Intellectual Property & Science, acquired Avedas

synopsis: The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of information for businesses and professionals, announced it has acquired German-based Avedas, a company specializing in the development and implementation of current research information systems.
buyer parent:Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Intellectual Property & Science
Thomson Intellectual Property & Science provides integrated information solutions to researchers and librarians, physicians and pharmacists, and other professionals worldwide. It offers Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, and Scholarly Research, Publishing & Analysis services.
target: Avedas
Avedas specializes in the development and implementation of current research information systems. Avedas’ flagship research information system, CONVERIS® 5, supports universities, research institutions and funding agencies in collecting and managing data across the research life cycle.
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closed 11/14/2013 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters Eikon, acquired Kortes

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced that it is expanding its insight into Russian commodity markets with the acquisition of Kortes, a primary Russian energy information provider that specializes in oil, petrochemical, and transportation industry content across the markets of the Russian Federation and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
buyer parent:Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Reuters Eikon
Thomson Reuters Eikon provides solutions for consuming real-time and historical data, connecting with the financial markets community and executing financial markets transactions across asset classes such as foreign exchange (FX), fixed income, commodities, equities and derivatives.
target: Kortes
Kortes provides intelligent industry content such as spot prices, company fundamentals, news and industry commentary to a wide range of clients including Russian and global oil companies, producers and refiners, oil distributors, independent traders, news agencies and state organizations.
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closed 11/1/2013 via PR Newswire

TradeWeb Group LLC, acquired BondDesk Group LLC

synopsis: Tradeweb Markets, a leading builder and operator of global fixed income and derivatives marketplaces, announced that it has completed the acquisition of BondDesk Group LLC, and has rebranded its combined retail fixed income division as Tradeweb Direct. Customers will soon benefit from a new bridge between each of the current trading platforms.
buyer parent:Thomson Reuters
buyer: TradeWeb Group LLC
Tradeweb Markets is a world leader in building and operating electronic over-the-counter marketplaces. Tradeweb’s position as the hub of electronic trading in fixed income and derivatives business has been made possible through a longstanding partnership with the industry.
target parent: Advent International
target: BondDesk Group LLC
BondDesk Group is a privately held company providing comprehensive, value added fixed income solutions to the securities industry in the U.S. and Canada. The BondDesk ECN is one of the leading fixed income trading platforms in the U.S.
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closed 9/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, purchased Bisk CPE and CPA Test Prep Division from Bisk

synopsis: Bisk Education, one of the nation's largest providers of online education from America's leading universities, has sold its Continuing Professional Education ("CPE") and test preparation services for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination ("CPA") to Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting Business.
buyer parent:Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting is the leading provider of technology and information solutions, as well as integrated tax compliance software and services to accounting, tax and corporate finance professionals in accounting firms, corporations, law firms and government.
seller: Bisk
Bisk CPEasy is America's best-selling CPE (Continuing Professional Education) programs for Public and Industry CPAs. CPA Review has a remarkable record of helping more than 150,000 CPA candidates pass the Uniform CPA Exam.
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closed 9/16/2013 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, acquired Omnesys Technologies Private Limited

synopsis: Thomson Reuters acquired Bangalore-based Omnesys Technologies for an undisclosed amount. Omnesys is an integrated provider of sell-side order management systems (OMS) and high frequency trading solutions for Indian exchange traded instruments.
buyer: Thomson Reuters(TRI:$13,278.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.
target: Omnesys Technologies Private Limited
Omnesys is a leading provider of software for Securities markets worldwide. Omnesys products range from multi-asset, multi venue trading systems, market data and connectivity solutions to buy-side and sell-side firms, consumer oriented trading terminals and websites.
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closed 8/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, acquired SigmaGenix

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced its acquisition of SigmaGenix a leading development firm of FX and options risk management systems that was founded by Jeremy Gelber. SigmaGenix provides full-featured investment-bank style risk management systems for foreign exchange derivatives.
buyer: Thomson Reuters(TRI:$13,278.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.
target: SigmaGenix
SigmaGenix provides full-featured investment-bank style risk management systems for foreign exchange derivatives. Some of its features include portfolio risk management, reporting, pricing & booking, trade lifecycle management, and multiple data sourcing.
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closed 8/15/2013 via PR Web

Handshake Software, Inc., acquired OneView

synopsis: Handshake Software, Inc., the provider of SharePoint-based Intranets, Extranets, Search, Document and Email Management announced that it has acquired the assets of the OneView business from Thomson Reuters. The acquisition includes the OneView Connect, OneView Search and OneView Extranet products and client contracts.
buyer: Handshake Software, Inc.
Handshake Software is the industry leader in providing products and services to enhance SharePoint for Intranets, Extranets, Search, Document and Email Management. Handshake's clients include some of the worlds’ largest and most prestigious law firms, companies and government agencies
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: OneView
OneView provides ECM software through its Connect, Search and Extranet products that are vital for legal professionals to securely share information, search data using Microsoft SharePoint technologies.
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closed 10/2/2013 via BusinessWire

Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, acquired Omgeo LLC

synopsis: The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, a US post-trade financial services company, announced that it has completed its 100% acquisition of Omgeo, the global standard for efficiency in institutional post-trade processing.
buyer: Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), through its subsidiaries, provides clearing, settlement and information services for equities, corporate and municipal bonds, government and mortgage-backed securities, money market instruments and over-the-counter derivatives.
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Omgeo LLC
Omgeo LLC is the leading provider of complete global trade management services, processing over one million trades per day and serving 6,000 broker-dealers, custodians and investment managers in more than 40 countries.
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announced 7/3/2013 via Reuters

Thomson Reuters, will purchase FOREX Options Business from TradeWeb Group LLC

synopsis: Thomson Reuters Corp has agreed to buy the foreign exchange options business of TradeWeb Markets. TradeWeb's foreign exchange options clients will eventually migrate to the FXall and will have access to more liquidity and products. Thomson Reuters is the majority owner of TradeWeb with ten other stakeholders.
buyer: Thomson Reuters(TRI:$13,278.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.
seller parent: Thomson Reuters
seller: TradeWeb Group LLC
TradeWeb Market's foreign exchange options business serves financial professionals such as pension fund managers and institutional investors who use the platform to trade options on major currencies.
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closed 7/3/2013 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters, acquired BioWorld

synopsis: BioWorld and its companion publication Medical Device Daily (MDD) have been acquired by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. BioWorld covers news on public companies and hard-to-find information on private companies.
buyer: Thomson Reuters(TRI:$13,278.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.
target parent: Thompson Media Group LLC
target: BioWorld
BioWorld covers news on public companies and hard-to-find information on private companies. This news coverage of the biotechnology industry is 100 percent original and available only at BioWorld.
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closed 6/17/2013 via PR Newswire

MetaStock, acquired MetaStock

synopsis: Utah-based Innovative Market Analysis acquired the award-winning MetaStock technical analysis software line from Thomson Reuters effective May 3, 2013. Innovative Market Analysis was created by current MetaStock President Scott Brown.
buyer: MetaStock
MetaStock is the premier brand in the charting and technical analysis arena for the self-directed trader. MetaStock also has an institutional version, used by professional traders in some of the world’s largest financial institutions.
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: MetaStock
MetaStock is the premier brand in the charting and technical analysis arena for the self-directed trader. MetaStock also has an institutional version, used by professional traders in some of the world’s largest financial institutions.
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closed 6/6/2013 via Reuters

Thomson Reuters, acquired Pricing Partners SAS

synopsis: Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, announced that it has acquired Pricing Partners SAS, an international software developer and provider of OTC (over-the-counter) derivative pricing analytics and services for financial firms.
buyer: Thomson Reuters(TRI:$13,278.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.
target: Pricing Partners SAS
Pricing Partners provides a comprehensive set of service solutions to address the full range of customers' and partners' needs, accompanying them every step of the way and helping them take advantage of Price-it capabilities.
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closed 4/26/2013 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters, acquired LearnLive Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: LearnLive has joined Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. LearnLive Technologies offers accredited e-learning services, such as webcasts and online courses, to accounting firms, law firms, and financial organizations.
buyer: Thomson Reuters(TRI:$13,278.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.
target: LearnLive Technologies, Inc.
LearnLive Technologies automates the creation, delivery, management, and certification of accredited eLearning programs for professionals including accounting, legal and finance. LearnLive platform includes Compass, Compliance Tracking, and Connect.
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closed 4/17/2013 via PR Newswire

Thomson CompuMark, acquired Onscope

synopsis: Thomson CompuMark, a Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property (IP) & Science business and global leader in trademark searching and brand protection solutions, announced the acquisition of the trademark business of Onscope, a provider of trademark searching, monitoring and online screening in Canada.
buyer parent:Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson CompuMark
Thomson CompuMark, a Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property (IP) & Science business and a subsidiary of Thomson Reuters, provides the industry’s broadest range of trademark research and brand protection solutions.
target: Onscope
Onscope is a premier Canadian provider of trademark research technology with regional intellectual property expertise and services in both French and English. With an emphasis on linguistics technologies, it has created some of the most innovative products in information retrieval and translation.
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closed 4/16/2013 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting, acquired TaxWorks

synopsis: The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters has announced that it has acquired select assets of the TaxWorks software line from RedGear Technologies. TaxWorks, Inc. develops tax preparation software solutions for professional tax preparers.
buyer parent:Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting
Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting is the leading provider of technology and information solutions, as well as integrated tax compliance software and services to accounting, tax and corporate finance professionals in accounting firms, corporations, law firms and government.
target parent: H & R Block, Inc.
target: TaxWorks
TaxWorks, Inc. develops tax preparation software solutions for professional tax preparers. The company offers TaxWorks,1040WORKS, and ARKWORKS. The company was founded in 1972 and is based in Kaysville, Utah.
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closed 3/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

OneSource, acquired T.Global

synopsis: Thomson Reuters had acquired T.Global. Through its Softway, Trade-Easy and Softleasing brands, T.Global develops enterprise solutions to help automate and manage complex global trade processes, comply with customs regime protocols, and ensure tax & tariff compliance.
buyer parent:Thomson Reuters
buyer: OneSource
OneSource is a breakthrough tax product platform provided by the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters. It enables tax departments of all sizes to better manage compliance and risk.
target: T.Global
Founded in 1996, T.Global develops and markets global trade management solutions branded Softway, Trade-Easy, and Softleasing. With over 400 employees, T. Global has expertise developing workflow solutions to facilitate management of global trade processes across Latin America.
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closed 2/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Eureka Growth Capital, purchased Law School Publishing from Thomson Reuters Legal Solutions

synopsis: Thomson Reuters Legal confirmed that it has sold its law school publishing division—a group that offers casebooks, study aids and other printed materials dispensed via reseller bookstores—to Eureka Growth Capital, a Philadelphia private equity firm.
buyer: Eureka Growth Capital
Eureka Growth Capital is a private equity firm focused on partnering with managers of growing, well-run companies to find and realize their potential. It is committed to supporting management teams of businesses with $10-75 million in revenue in creative, flexibly structured transactions.
seller parent: Thomson Reuters
seller: Thomson Reuters Legal Solutions
The Law School Publishing division of Thomson Reuters offers casebooks, study aids and other printed materials dispensed via reseller bookstores.
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closed 2/1/2013 via PR Newswire

Thomson Reuters Legal, acquired Practical Law Company Limited

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced that it has completed the acquisition of Practical Law Company, a leading provider of practical legal know-how and workflow tools. Practical Law Company has operations in New York and London.
buyer parent:Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Reuters Legal
Thomson Reuters is a world authority in legal information. The Legal business of Thomson Reuters provides legal research and decision-support tools, software, services and news for legal, investigation, business and government professionals throughout the world.
target: Practical Law Company Limited
Practical Law Company is the leading provider of online legal know-how. Their online resources help lawyers practice efficiently, get up to speed quickly and spend more time on the work that matters most. Their legal experts have all practised in the world’s leading law firms and legal departments.
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announced 12/21/2012 via PR Newswire

Objectway Financial Software S.p.A, will acquire eXimius

synopsis: Objectway Financial Software S.p.A, a leading Italian software provider for financial institutions which is currently expanding in Europe, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the eXimius business of Thomson Reuters. eXimius provides a private client wealth management platform.
buyer: Objectway Financial Software S.p.A
Objectway Financial Software S.p.A is a leader in software applications and technology services for financial markets and other corporates in Italy and Europe. The group consists of two companies: ObjectWay Financial Software SpA - the parent company - and ObjectWay iTec SpA.
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: eXimius
eXimius is a front-office investment, wealth, and relationship management workflow application. It provides an easy-to-use decision support platform for the efficient and effective management of client assets.
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
closed 9/30/2013 via Company Press Release

Galilee, purchased French Healthcare Publishing Activities from Wolters Kluwer NV

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer announced that it has completed the disposal of its French healthcare publishing activities to Galilée. Their French healthcare publishing activities are part of the Legal & Regulatory portfolio, and encompass healthcare magazines and journals for pharmacists, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and physicians.
buyer: Galilee
Editions Galilee is a publishing house based in Paris and founded in 1971 by Michel Delorme. They specialize in philosophy, French literature, the arts and humanities.
seller: Wolters Kluwer NV(WOLTF:$4,888.58)
Wolters Kluwer is a global information services company. Their French healthcare publishing activities are part of the Legal & Regulatory portfolio, and encompass healthcare magazines and journals for pharmacists, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and physicians.
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announced 3/10/2010 via AP - Associated Press

European Professional Publishing Group GmbH, will acquire Reed Business Information GmbH

synopsis: The specialty publishing group European Professional Publishing Group announced that it is acquiring the German specialty publisher Reed Business Information GmbH. Reed Business provides a broad offering of specialty journals, specialty books, services and online products for architects in over 70 countries and four languages.
buyer: European Professional Publishing Group GmbH
The European Professional Publishing Group (EPPG) is a Munich-based publishing group for medium-size publishers in the field of specialty information and specialty interests. Group companies grow and develop organically as well as through additional investment and acquisitions.
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Reed Business Information GmbH
Reed Business Information GmbH provides a broad offering of specialty journals, specialty books, services and online products for architects in over 70 countries and four languages under the DETAIL brand.
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closed 11/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Pfingsten Publishing LLC

synopsis: William F. Reilly and Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm, announced today the formation of Summit Business Media, which simultaneously acquired Pfingsten Publishing and Highline Media. Mr. Reilly will be Chairman and CEO of Summit.
buyer parent:Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group.
target parent: Pfingsten Partners, L.P.
target: Pfingsten Publishing LLC
Pfingsten Publishing L.L.C. is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group; The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group.
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closed 8/24/2006 via Company Press Release

Database Ready, LLC, acquired Edwards Disaster Recovery Directory

synopsis: Database Ready, LLC, a provider of services and software that are used by financial, database, directory and other publishers, has acquired Edwards Information, LLC, publisher of the Edwards Disaster Recovery Directory.
buyer: Database Ready, LLC
Database Ready consists of three distinct business operations:software distribution services (it helps software companies sell their software); directory publishing; and database and content management services.
target: Edwards Disaster Recovery Directory
A man with money who made his millions buying and selling radio stations.
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announced 3/20/2014 via Company Press Release

Talentum Business Information Group AB, will purchase B2B Business from Sanoma Oyj

synopsis: Sanoma Pro will sell its B2B business to Talentum. Sanoma Pro’s B2B operations produce up-to-date digital and training services and publish business books for professionals in the fields of taxation, financial administration, law and supervisory work.
buyer parent:Alma Media Oyj
buyer: Talentum Business Information Group AB(HLSE:TTM1V:$104.41)
Talentum Oyj produces journals, professional literature, seminars, and network content for professionals in various fields, including economists, engineers, lawyers, doctors, and information technology and marketing experts in Finland, Sweden, and other Baltic States.
seller: Sanoma Oyj(SAA1V):$3,056.27)
Sanoma Pro’s B2B operations produce up-to-date digital and training services and publish business books for professionals in the fields of taxation, financial administration, law and supervisory work. The most important digital services included in the business are Fokus and Verkkokirjahylly.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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announced 2/10/2014 via BusinessWire

The Freeman Companies, will acquire AVMG

synopsis: The Freeman Company (Freeman) and the Audio Visual Management Group (AVMG) announced that Freeman, the leading global partner for integrated marketing solutions for live engagements, will acquire AVMG, an audio visual solutions provider for association trade shows, business meetings, and special events based in Richardson, Texas.
buyer: The Freeman Companies
Since 1927, Freeman has been the premier provider of integrated experiential marketing solutions for live engagements including expositions, conventions, corporate events and exhibits. Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually.
target: AVMG
AVMG delivers tailor-made technology systems, audiovisual and creative services that extend beyond the trade show floor to include educational and business meetings, and industry-specific special events. AVMG’s company culture is second to none with a mission to meet each customer’s unique needs.
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closed 2/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

events by tlc, acquired Ole Special Events SL

synopsis: events by tlc which has been operating events in Portugal for the past 10 years, starts operating in Spain through the acquisition of the majority of Olé Special Events. From small board meetings to massive conferences, Ole covers any service for the organization of conferences and meetings.
buyer: events by tlc
events by tlc operates events in Portugal. Their team of multilingual specialists deliver tailored event and incentive travel programmes with passion and care through the entire process with innovative ideas and expert organisation, helping to deliver winning events.
target: Ole Special Events SL
Ole Special Events is a leader DMC (Destination Management Company) and event management agency based in Spain (with offices in Madrid, Barcelona and Majorca) and operating events all over the country as well as worldwide.
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closed 1/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

Lloyd Paul Events Ltd. merged with Mobile Promotions Corporate Events Limited,

synopsis: Events agency Lloyd Paul Events has merged with Northamptonshire-based Mobile Promotions. The company provides event management and logistic services. They also offer destination research, venue sourcing and booking, print buying, supplier management, and other services.
buyer: Mobile Promotions Corporate Events Limited
Mobile Promotions is an event company. From roadshows and sampling campaigns to hospitality and shopping centre promotions, they have a team of people who will help companies stand out from the crowd.
target: Lloyd Paul Events Ltd.
Lloyd Paul Events Ltd. provides event management and logistic services. They also offer destination research, venue sourcing and booking, print buying, supplier management, and other services. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Lutterworth, United Kingdom.
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closed 8/1/2013 via BNC Analysis

BVMultimedia, purchased RBI Italy from Reed Business Information Ltd

synopsis: Reed Business Information's RBI Italy was sold to BVMultimedia. RBI Italy operates in three business areas which include: publishing, with 13 magazines and their websites; Telemat, which monitors 70,000 Italian public tenders; and Mimesi, which provides printed and digital press review services and advanced analysis of reputation on the internet.
buyer: BVMultimedia
BVMultimedia is a company wholly owned by Roberto Briglia and Gianni Vallardi in equal shares.
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Business Information Ltd
RBI Italy operates in three business areas which include: publishing, with 13 market leading magazines and their websites; Telemat, which monitors 70,000 Italian public tenders; and Mimesi, which provides printed and digital press review services and advanced analysis of reputation on the internet.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$24
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 6/3/2013 via Bloomberg

BNP Paribas, Edmond de Rothschild, purchased RBI France from Reed Business Information Ltd

synopsis: Reed Elsevier Plc, owner of the LexisNexis database, sold its French media unit RBI (Reed Business Information) France to funds belonging to Edmond de Rothschild Group and BNP Paribas Développement. The funds bought a 75 percent stake of RBI France, while the remaining 25 percent was purchased by managers Jean-Pierre Seguret and Alexandre Sidommo.
buyer: BNP Paribas
buyer: Edmond de Rothschild
BNP Paribas Développement is a private equity arm of BNP Paribas. Edmond de Rothschild Group offers a range of asset management and private banking services in France and internationally, including private equity fund management services.
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Business Information Ltd
Reed Business Information is a provider of business information, data and marketing solutions in multiple formats. Its French unit, RBI France, publishes titles including Strategies, Directions and Coiffure de Paris.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$82
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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announced 2/5/2013 via Folio: First Day

Electra Partners LLP, will acquire UBM Delta

synopsis: UBM has agreed to sell “the bulk” of its data services business for $252 million to Electra Partners. The combined business units, known as “Delta,” include Health, Technology and IP, Trade and Transport, and Paper.
buyer: Electra Partners LLP
Electra Partners is an independent, private equity fund manager with over 25 years experience in the mid market. They look at opportunities across all sectors, and typically look to invest £40 - £100 million of equity, in deals of up to £300 million enterprise value.
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: UBM Delta
UBM Delta provides data and information products which professionals use to support their decision-making and in their day-to-day business activities. UBM Delta's data services business units include Health, Technology and IP, Trade and Transport, and Paper.
price ($mm)
$252
rev ($mm)
$291
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/31/2013 via BNC Analysis

ITE Group, Plc., acquired Trade-Link Exhibition Group

synopsis: Conference and exhibition organizer ITE Group has announced that it acquired a 75 percent stake in Trade-Link Exhibition Group, a Malaysian-registered company. Trade Link runs a number of events that take place together annually at Kuala Lumpur's Putra World Trade Centre.
buyer: ITE Group, Plc.(ITE:LSE:$279.71)
ITE Group creates marketplaces for business by organizing leading trade exhibitions and conferences in growing and developing markets. The group organizes over 250 trade exhibitions and conferences each year in 15 countries and employs over 1000 staff in 28 offices worldwide.
target: Trade-Link Exhibition Group
Trade-Link Exhibition Group is Malaysia’s largest home-grown organizer of exhibitions and specialized events, creating high profile, targeted industry events where suppliers and buyers come together in a business setting to do business.
price ($mm)
$6.97*
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Catalyst Investment Managers Pty, acquired Reed Business Information Australia

synopsis: Catalyst Investment Managers has acquired Reed Business Information Australia (RBIA) from parent company Reed Elsevier. RBIA, a local unit of the B2B publisher's Reed Business Information division, owns titles including Money Management, Australian Doctor and Pharmacy News, and online directories such as hotfrog.com.au.
buyer: Catalyst Investment Managers Pty
Catalyst Investment Managers Pty is a leading independent firm in the Australasian private equity market, with a reputation built on its longevity in the market, superior track record and extensive local network. Catalyst has in excess of $1 billion in funds under management.
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Reed Business Information Australia
Reed Business Information is Australia’s leading and largest B2B publisher and information provider. Their publications include magazines like Australian Doctor, New Scientist, B&T Weekly, Travel Week and many other market leading publications.
price ($mm)
$42
rev ($mm)
$63
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

Deutsche Messe AG, acquired spring Messe Management

synopsis: Deutsche Messe has acquired a majority share in Mannheim-based trade fair organizer Spring Messe Management (Spring). The company spring Messe Management was founded in Mannheim in 1998 and has a staff of around 50.
buyer: Deutsche Messe AG
Deutsche Messe, based in Hannover, Germany, is the world's foremost trade fair company. Deutsche Messe develops, plans and runs trade fairs and exhibitions in Germany and abroad.
target: spring Messe Management
Spring Messe Management, a trade fair organizer, was founded in Mannheim, Germany in 1998. spring‘s trade shows are staged in 11 European cities and address the themes of HR management, further education, eLearning, the public sector and corporate health.
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closed 2/1/2010 via Company Press Release

Ten Alps plc, purchased Asian Assets from Reed Business Information

synopsis: Multimedia factual producer Ten Alps plc announces the formation of a majority-owned joint venture ("JV") company in Asia, and the acquisition by the JV of assets from Reed Business Information Asia.
buyer: Ten Alps plc(GB:TAL:$66.53)
Ten Alps provides content and advertising across all the media outlets simultaneously, including TV and radio programmes, websites, online TV, live events and over 600 specialist publications.
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information is a leading provider of critical information and marketing solutions to business professionals in targeted industry sectors. Our market-leading properties include more than 135 business-to-business publications and over 125 Web sites.
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closed 12/2/2009 via Company Press Release

Future Foundation Group, acquired Future Foundation Group

synopsis: The management team at consumer insight agency the Future Foundation has completed a buy-out of the firm from parent company Experian.
buyer: Future Foundation Group
Future Foundation’s core expertise is based on identifying and forecasting social and consumer trends and determining the extent of their impacts on markets, services, brands and products.
target parent: Experian Information Solutions
target: Future Foundation Group
Future Foundation’s core expertise is based on identifying and forecasting social and consumer trends and determining the extent of their impacts on markets, services, brands and products.
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closed 7/31/2008 via BusinessWire

Forrester Research Inc., acquired JupiterResearch

synopsis: Forrester Research, Inc. has acquired JupiterResearch, LLC, and its parent company, JUPR Holdings, Inc., from MCG Capital Corporation for $23 million in cash plus assumed liabilities, subject to post-closing adjustments, in a strategic purchase that complements Forrester’s syndicated business model.
buyer: Forrester Research Inc.(FORR:$283.62)
Forrester Research identifies and analyzes trends in emerging technology and their impact on business. Forrester's WholeView(TM) Research, Strategic Services, and Events help $1 billion-plus clients understand how technology change affects their customers, strategy, and technology investment.
target parent: MCG Credit Corporation
target: JupiterResearch
JupiterResearch provides unbiased research, analysis and advice, backed by proprietary data, to help companies profit from the impact of the Internet and emerging consumer technologies on their business.
price ($mm)
$22
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announced 10/15/2007 via Company Press Release

AAC Capital Partners Holding BV., will acquire Ocean Media Ltd.

synopsis: AAC Capital Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Ocean Media Limited, the magazine publisher and exhibition organiser, from its current management team and institutional backers led by the Dublin based private equity firm, Ion Equity. Completion is subject to competition clearance.
buyer: AAC Capital Partners Holding BV.
AAC Capital Partners is a leading Northern European mid-market buyout firm with a unique regional footprint. We lead buy-outs within the €50-€500 million deal range in the consumer, industrial and services sector and target opportunities for majority stakes in profitable, cash-generative companies.
target parent: Ion Equity Limited
target: Ocean Media Ltd.
Ocean Media Limited is a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets.
price ($mm)
$220
rev ($mm)
$64
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/11/2007 via BNC Analysis

Jaarbeurs Holding BV, acquired VNU Exhibitions Europe BV

synopsis: Jaarbeurs (Holding) BV has reached an agreement in principle with The Nielsen Company to acquire Nielsen’s 50% of the shares in VNU Exhibitions Europe. In doing so, Jaarbeurs will become the full owner of the company, which organizes 60 national and international fairs annually.
buyer: Jaarbeurs Holding BV
Jaarbeurs Holding operates as a strategic holding company and provides support in the areas of finance, legal affairs, ICT, Human Resources and the development of the organisation. Jaarbeurs Utrecht hosts trade fairs, consumer events, conferences, meetings and other activities.
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: VNU Exhibitions Europe BV
VNU Exhibitions Europe BV organizes fairs in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and Russia. The company organizes fairs in the areas of industry, construction, and information technology; consumer events; and healthcare, education, retail, and agro businesses.
price ($mm)
$51*
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closed 5/31/2007 via BusinessWire

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, acquired Advanstar Communications Inc.

synopsis: Advanstar Holdings Corp., the holding company for Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions, has completed the Company’s acquisition by an investor group led by Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS) for $1.142 billion in cash.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe.
target parent: Credit Suisse First Boston
target: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries.
price($mm)[EV]
$1,137 [$1,722]
rev ($mm)
$324
EBITDA ($mm)
$86
EV / rev
5.3x
EV / EBITDA
20.1x
*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target

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Quantifi, Inc.
Quantifi, Inc.
Quantifi Inc is a provider of state of the art models, pricing tools and risk analysis for the global credit markets. Quantifi's extensive suite of integrated products and services provide fast, accurate and innovative solutions that set the standard for advanced pricing and risk analysis.
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2009
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CMS WebView
CMS WebView
Founded in 1982, CMS WebView provides traders with software and services for real-time market data collection, processing, distribution, and management. The company's software enables futures and options traders and others to access international exchange data via the Internet.
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RushTrade Group
RushGroup provides high quality, direct access trade executions to major domestic ECNs and equity/option exchanges, streaming real-time quotes, charts, news, research and other advanced trading and portfolio management tools.
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WTD Consulting, Inc.
WTD Consulting, Inc.
WTD Consulting (WTD) provides a full range of data-management programs, system consulting and development services for the front, middle and back office. WTD counts among its clients many of the leaders in the financial services industry.
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Ticker: QATSF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quantitative Alpha Trading Inc.
Quantitative Alpha Trading Inc.
Quantitative Alpha Trading is a publicly traded technology company that researches, develops and markets proprietary sentiment based automated trading systems. Automated Trading is also sometimes referred to as computerized trading, systematic trading, algo trading or robo.
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2011
rev ($mm)
$0.04
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($0.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.05)
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6
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Eka Software Solutions
Eka Software Solutions
Eka Software Solutions is a market leader in software for global commodity markets. Its products and services help companies that buy, sell or trade commodities manage the challenges of volatile markets and 24x7 global operations more efficiently.
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FlexTrade Systems Inc.
FlexTrade Systems Inc.
Founded in 1996, FlexTrade Systems Inc. is the industry pioneer in broker-neutral algorithmic trading platforms for equities, foreign exchange and listed derivatives. FlexTrade has a worldwide client base spanning more than 150 buy- and sell-side firms.
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RTS Realtime Systems AG
RTS Realtime Systems AG
RTS Realtime Systems delivers high-performance, end-to-end technology products and services across asset classes and continents to elite financial institutions. The firm is one of the world's leading providers of ultra-low latency, high frequency, robust algorithmic trading solutions.
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Viveo Switzerland
Founded in 1986 and based in Geneva, a centre for trading, Viveo Switzerland is a leading solutions provider for soft commodities, oil, gas and metals, to over 50 clients across Europe. Viveo Switzerland are focused on publishing software for trading, logistics, treasury and trade finance.
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GATE Technologies LLC
GATE Technologies LLC
GATE Technologies is an innovative financial technology company that offers fully automated, customizable solutions for qualified investors with value-added content and analytics, transparent execution, and dematerialized settlement, clearing, and depository functions.
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Innovative Market Analysis
Innovative Market Analysis
MetaStock is the premier brand in the charting and technical analysis arena for the self-directed trader. MetaStock also has an institutional version, used by professional traders in some of the world’s largest financial institutions.
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2013
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35
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Ticker: TRI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.
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2012
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$13,278.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,516.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,768.00
Net Income ($mm)
$2,070.00
Employees
60000
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Ticker: WOLTF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wolters Kluwer NV
Wolters Kluwer NV
Wolters Kluwer is a market-leading global information services company. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and healthcare rely on its leading information-enabled tools and software solutions to manage their business efficiently.
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2013
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$4,888.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,223.17
EBIT ($mm)
$788.48
Net Income ($mm)
$473.09
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18329
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Ticker: IFPJF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Informa plc
Informa plc
Informa provides academics, businesses and individuals with unparalleled knowledge, up-to-the minute information and highly specialist skills and services. With around 7,000 employees working in some 150 offices in over 40 countries, its global reach and breadth of offer is unique.
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2013
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$1,879.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$568.90
EBIT ($mm)
$329.70
Net Income ($mm)
$116.00
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Ticker: UBMJF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United Business Media Limited
United Business Media Limited
United Business Media Limited is a London Stock Exchange-listed global media business focusing on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets.
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2011
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$972.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$215.10
EBIT ($mm)
$160.80
Net Income ($mm)
$75.70
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6634
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European Professional Publishing Group GmbH
European Professional Publishing Group GmbH
The European Professional Publishing Group (EPPG) is a Munich-based publishing group for medium-size publishers in the field of specialty information and specialty interests. Group companies grow and develop organically as well as through additional investment and acquisitions.
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Handheld Media Group, Inc.
About Handheld Media Group Handheld Media Group is now the leading force in the exploding area of handheld computing. Handheld Media Group, Inc. publishes numerous consumer- and enterprise- oriented magazines, and is expanding into the areas of Webcasting and specialized publishing (for trade shows
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Ticker: LSE:REL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reed Elsevier
Reed Elsevier
Reed Elsevier is a world leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the scientific, medical, legal, risk and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high value and flexible information solutions to professional end users, with increasing emphasis on internet delivery.
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2013
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($3.32)
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$950.40
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Ticker: IHS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IHS, Inc.
IHS, Inc.
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information.
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2012
rev ($mm)
$1,529.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$346.46
EBIT ($mm)
$228.26
Net Income ($mm)
$158.17
Employees
6000
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Forrester Research Inc.
Forrester Research Inc.
Forrester Research is an independent research company that provides pragmatic and forward-thinking advice to global leaders in business and technology. It works with professionals in 19 key roles at major companies providing proprietary research, customer insight, consulting, events, and more.
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2011
rev ($mm)
$283.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.13
EBIT ($mm)
$42.21
Net Income ($mm)
$23.01
Employees
1208
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ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group creates marketplaces for business by organizing leading trade exhibitions and conferences in growing and developing markets. The group organizes over 250 trade exhibitions and conferences each year in 15 countries and employs over 1000 staff in 28 offices worldwide.
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2012
rev ($mm)
$279.71
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$50.41
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1040
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Ticker: GSOL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Global Sources
Global Sources
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces and print/digital magazines.
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2013
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$197.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$40.40
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Net Income ($mm)
$32.70
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Wilmington Group plc
Wilmington Group plc
Wilmington Group plc is a dynamic and expanding company providing information and training to professional business markets. Their businesses enable professionals and their organizations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge.
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2012
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$131.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.11
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$15.40
Net Income ($mm)
$7.55
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Video Monitoring Services of America, LP
VMS is a world leader in the retrieval, management and analysis of news and advertising information providing unique services and products for public relations firms, advertising agencies and marketers worldwide. VMS' global advertising database is the largest in the world containing over 3 million
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1998
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$34.00
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315
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AVMG
AVMG
AVMG delivers tailor-made technology systems, audiovisual and creative services that extend beyond the trade show floor to include educational and business meetings, and industry-specific special events. AVMG’s company culture is second to none with a mission to meet each customer’s unique needs.
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Brief2Event
Brief2Event
Brief2Event is an event management agency. The core business of Brief2Event is finding venues, arranging corporate hotel programmes, and booking hotels linked to large events.
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