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closed 6/22/2011 via BusinessWire

Apollo Global Management, LLC, acquired CKx, Inc.

synopsis: CKX Entertainment, Inc. and CKX, Inc. announced the successful completion of an affiliate of Apollo Global Management's acquisition of CKX. CKx, Inc. is engaged in the ownership, development and commercial utilization of entertainment content.
buyer: Apollo Global Management, LLC(APO:$3,647.65)
Apollo Global Management is a leading global alternative asset manager with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Singapore, Mumbai and Hong Kong.
target: CKx, Inc.
CKx, Inc. is engaged in the ownership, development and commercial utilization of entertainment content. The company has focused on acquiring globally recognized entertainment content and related assets, such as the rights to the name, image and likeness of Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali.
price($mm)[EV]
$509 [$511]
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$260
EBITDA ($mm)
$62
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2.1x
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8.8x
closed 3/6/2006 via PR Newswire

Apax Partners, purchased a minority stake in The Learning Annex, LLC

synopsis: The Learning Annex, LLC, the leading provider of adult, self-improvement education in the United States, and Apax Partners, L.P., one of the world's leading private equity investment groups, today announced that funds advised by Apax Partners acquired a significant minority interest in The Learning Annex.
buyer parent:Apax Partners & Co. Ventures Ltd.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates across the United States, Europe and Israel and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Funds under the management or advice of Apax Partners total $35 billion around the world.
target: The Learning Annex, LLC
Offers classes on hundreds of self-help topics--from decorating with feng shui to attracting women to buying real estate--in 16 cities in the U.S. and Canada.
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closed 4/2/2014 via BNC Analysis

Turner Publishing Company, acquired Hunter House

synopsis: Turner Publishing has acquired the assets of Hunter House Publishers. The deal involves over 225 titles. Hunter House specializes in the subject areas of self-help health, diet and fitness; personal growth, sexuality and relationships for adults and teens; and community violence and domestic abuse prevention.
buyer: Turner Publishing Company
Founded in 1985, Turner Publishing is an award-winning, independent publisher based in Nashville, Tennessee with multiple New York Times best-selling authors. It has been named three times to Publishers Weekly's Fastest Growing Publishers List.
target: Hunter House
Hunter House specializes in the subject areas of self-help health, diet and fitness; personal growth, sexuality and relationships for adults and teens; and community violence and domestic abuse prevention. In addition, Hunter House publishes the SmartFun series of activity books for young people.
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announced 3/7/2012 via PR Newswire

Morgan Hertzan and Joseph Varet, will acquire Plum TV, Inc.

synopsis: LXTV co-founders Joseph Varet and Morgan Hertzan announced an agreement to purchase Plum TV, a lifestyle network reaching over 5 million of the most affluent viewers in the country across eight markets. The new ownership group will continue the network's programming focus on home, travel, food, and wellness.
buyer: Morgan Hertzan and Joseph Varet
Morgan Hertzan and Joseph Varet, former MTV executives, co-founded LXTV, which produces and distributes lifestyle entertainment television, online video and out-of-home programming, in 2006. LXTV was acquired in January 2008 by the NBC-owned TV stations division of NBCUniversal.
target: Plum TV, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Plum TV, a lifestyle network reaching over 5 million of the most affluent viewers in the country across eight markets. Plum TV is distributed on cable television systems in Miami, Aspen, Vail, Telluride, the Hamptons, Sun Valley, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.
price($mm)[EV]
$1.17 [$15]
rev ($mm)
$6
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EV / rev
2.4x
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announced 3/24/2014 via Market Wire

SCMP Group Ltd., will acquire Destination Macau Limited

synopsis: SCMP Group Ltd, Asia's leading media holding company, announced that it will acquire leading luxury lifestyle publisher Destination Macau Limited from Ignite Media Group Limited to further consolidate its market share in the South China region's luxury lifestyle media space.
buyer: SCMP Group Ltd.(OTCPK:SCPX:$149.27)
SCMP Group Limited is a leading newspaper and magazine publisher in Asia. Its flagship publication, South China Morning Post, is Hong Kong's internationally recognised English language newspaper and has the city's most affluent and influential readership.
target parent: Ignite Media Group
target: Destination Macau Limited
Destination Macau Limited publishes two titles luxury lifestyle title Destination Macau and ultra high-end magazine DM Exclusive in English and Simplified Chinese, with both delivering high quality leisure lifestyle content.
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announced 1/23/2014 via Company Press Release

Vienna Capital Partners, will purchase Hungarian Publications from Axel Springer Verlag AG

synopsis: Vienna Capital Partners, a leading independent corporate finance advisor and private equity investor in Converging Europe, has signed an agreement to acquire a significant Hungarian media-portfolio from Ringier and Axel Springer.
buyer: Vienna Capital Partners
Vienna Capital Partners is a leading independent corporate finance advisor and private equity investor in Converging Europe.
seller parent: Ringier AG
seller: Axel Springer Verlag AG(AXELF:$4,528.30)
Ringier's Hungarian media-portfolio consists of eight regional daily newspapers, daily sport newspaper Nemzeti Sport, the internationally recognised flagship broadsheet Népszabadság, business daily Villágazdaság, and several magazines as well as mindmegette.hu, one of the leading gastro portals.
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closed 1/8/2014 via BNC Analysis

Chloe Harris, acquired 7x7

synopsis: Chloe Harris, editor of the San Francisco magazine 7X7, bought the publication from McEvoy Media LLC. Harris will run 7X7's print and online operations as president and Editor in Chief of Metropolitan Media Inc. 7x7 is a city-living-focused digital, print, mobile, social, commerce and events activation platform, covering the San Francisco Bay Area.
buyer: Chloe Harris
Chloe Harris is the editor of the San Francisco lifestyle magazine 7X7.
target parent: The McEvoy Group
target: 7x7
7x7 is a city-living-focused fashion, lifestyle, food, culture, opinion and entertainment digital, print, mobile, social, commerce and events activation platform, covering the San Francisco Bay Area.
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closed 6/13/2013 via Company Press Release

Black Press Ltd., acquired Boulevard Magazine

synopsis: Black Press is pleased to announce that it has acquired Boulevard Magazine and related products from Boulevard Lifestyles Inc. Boulevard is designed to capture the personality, culture and vitality of Victoria through an examination of the arts, people, issues, food, architecture and design. Boulevard is published monthly.
buyer: Black Press Ltd.
Black Press Ltd. is a private company that owns and operates 115 newspapers in western Canada, Washington State and Hawaii. Most of the papers are published one to three times per week.
target: Boulevard Magazine
Boulevard Magazine is designed to capture the personality, culture and vitality that is Vancouver Island by focusing on the Arts, People, Trends, Food, Architecture and Design. 35,000 copies of Boulevard are published monthly.
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closed 10/24/2012 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, acquired Stratosféra

synopsis: Bauer Media is buying 100% of the publishing houses Stratosféra and Hearst-Stratosféra. Bauer's portfolio of magazines will grow by twelve additional names – including such well-known magazines as Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar and Esquire. Through this acquisition, Bauer Media will regain its leading position on the Czech advertising market.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes, sells, and markets magazines, periodicals, and various special publications focusing on magazines, radio/TV, and online media business segments in Germany and internationally.
target: Stratosféra
Stratosféra is a magazine publisher based in Prague, Czech Republic. The company was incorporated in 1996.
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closed 10/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Modern Luxury, Inc., acquired Aspen Magazine

synopsis: Modern Luxury Media, a nationwide magazine company, announced that it has acquired Aspen Magazine, following months of speculation about the publication’s future. Aspen Magazine, originally founded in 1974 and purchased in 1987 by O’Grady and Randy Beier, canceled its summer and fall issues and vacated its downtown Aspen office space.
buyer parent:Dickey Publishing, Inc.
buyer: Modern Luxury, Inc.
Modern Luxury is the largest publisher of city-regional magazines in America, publishing 25 titles across 12 major metropolitan markets including CS (Chicago), Angeleno (Los Angeles), Modern Luxury Dallas, Houston magazine, San Francisco magazine, The Atlantan, DC magazine and Modern Luxury Hawaii.
target: Aspen Magazine
ASPEN Magazine was founded in 1974, and is Aspen's premiere magazine. In 1987, Janet O'Grady and Randy Beier bought the publication. The couple founded Ridge Publications and completely reinvented ASPEN Magazine, re-launching it as a locally based, luxury lifestyle magazine with a global reach.
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closed 5/31/2012 via PR Newswire

BUZZMEDIA, Inc., acquired XLR8R

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA, the world's fastest-growing digital media company, announced that it has acquired XLR8R, the digital authority on electronic music and technology. XLR8R, universally recognized as the definitive brand in tastemaker-focused electronic music, joins BUZZMEDIA's family of culture-defining properties.
buyer: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
BUZZMEDIA is the leader in pop culture and millennial audience reach, with more than 100 million monthly unique visitors. BUZZMEDIA publishes more than 35 authoritative brands whose voices define their categories, including Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, and others.
target: XLR8R
XLR8R is a magazine and website that covers music, culture, style, and technology. It was founded as a newsprint ‘zine in 1993 by publisher Andrew Smith in Seattle; the magazine has offices in San Francisco and New York.
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closed 5/23/2012 via BNC Analysis

Wrapports, LLC, acquired Chicago Reader, Inc.

synopsis: Wrapports, LLC, a company led by Chicago technology entrepreneur Michael W. Ferro, Jr. and media executive Timothy P. Knight, announced that it has acquired the Chicago Reader, Chicago's iconic alternative weekly. It specializes in features rather than news, with emphasis on urban issues and politics, arts and culture, and literary journalism.
buyer: Wrapports, LLC
Wrapports, LLC is in the business of delivering essential and customized content to print, online and mobile audiences. It does this by investing in cutting edge technologies, new content portals and other strategic tools and integrating them with traditional media assets.
target parent: Atalaya Capital Management LP
target: Chicago Reader, Inc.
Chicago Reader is widely recognized as one of the leading alternative weeklies in the U.S. It specializes in features rather than news, with emphasis on urban issues and politics, arts and culture, and literary journalism that seeks to capture the spirit of contemporary city life.
price ($mm)
$3.00
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announced 4/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Washington Jewish Week, Inc., will acquire Alter Communications, Inc.

synopsis: The owners of Washington’s Jewish newspaper submitted the winning bid for The Baltimore Jewish Times at a bankruptcy auction. Alter Communications is the publisher of The Baltimore Jewish Times and Style Magazine.
buyer parent:WJW, LLC.
buyer: Washington Jewish Week, Inc.
Washington Jewish Week, Inc. publishes a weekly paper. The company was formerly known as National Jewish Ledger and later changed its name to Washington Jewish Week, Inc. in 1983. The company was founded in 1930 and is based in Rockville, Maryland.
target: Alter Communications, Inc.
Alter Communications has been creating award-winning publications since 1919. It publishes weekly news-magazines and lifestyle publications, which include the Baltimore Jewish Times and Style.
price ($mm)
$1.26
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closed 11/3/2011 via PE Hub

Immediate Media Co., acquired Magicalia, Ltd.

synopsis: Immediate Media Co., a new force in consumer media with expertise in digital platforms, has acquired Magicalia Media, a digitally led cross-media publisher and platform provider. The company owns and operates market leading consumer websites, magazines and online commerce properties.
buyer: Immediate Media Co.
Immediate Media Co is a force in consumer media and publishing, combining businesses formerly known as BBC Magazines, Origin Publishing and Magicalia. Immediate Media Co will publish 34 websites and 50 magazines, with over 1 million subscribers, a brand reach of 11 million UK consumers.
target parent: Exponent Private Equity
target: Magicalia, Ltd.
Magicalia Media is a digitally led cross-media publisher and platform provider. The company owns and operates market leading consumer websites, magazines and online commerce properties. It has also developed a world class online publishing and eCommerce platform.
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closed 8/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

OpenSky Media, acquired Slice Magazine

synopsis: Hadley's OpenSky Media, which was formed earlier this year when the firm bought Austin Monthly, Austin Monthly Home and San Antonio Magazine from Conley Publishing Group, Slice Magazine to its asset group. Slice is a lifestyle magazine covering the Oklahoma City area, which has similar demographic trends to Texas.
buyer parent:Hadley Capital
buyer: OpenSky Media
Open Sky Media, founded and majority owned by Hadley Capital, publishes city and lifestyle magazines that appeal to young, wealthy readers living in healthy, fast-growing markets. Open Sky Media's titles include Austin Monthly, Austin Monthly Home and San Antonio Magazine.
target parent: Southwestern Stationary & Bank Supply, Inc.
target: Slice Magazine
Slice Magazine is a lifestyle magazine covering the Oklahoma city area. It covers the news, events and lifestyles that make the metro's most prominent communities tick.
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closed 1/11/2011 via PR Newswire

Chicago Tribune Media Group, acquired Naperville Magazine

synopsis: Chicago Tribune Media Group has announced the acquisition of Naperville Magazine from Oster Communications LLC. Naperville Magazine is the premier community lifestyle magazine with a focus on health, fitness, style, restaurant reviews and home features dedicated specifically to Naperville area.
buyer parent:Tribune Company
buyer: Chicago Tribune Media Group
Chicago Tribune Media Group ("CTMG") is a media and business services company that publishes the Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune. CTMG also produces related print and interactive media serving Chicagoland, including RedEye, Hoy, Chicago Magazine, TribLocal, TheMash, and more.
target parent: Oster Communications, Inc.
target: Naperville Magazine
Naperville Magazine was launched in 2005 and is a controlled distribution, monthly publication with a circulation of 30,000. With a focus on health, fitness, style, restaurant reviews and home features, it is the premier community lifestyle magazine dedicated specifically to Naperville area.
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closed 9/21/2010 via BusinessWire

Dickey Publishing, Inc., acquired Modern Luxury, Inc.

synopsis: Modern Luxury Media has completed its sale to an investment group led by Dickey Publishing and managed by Cumulus Media. Modern Luxury publishes 26 titles in 12 major markets including: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Washington DC and Miami.
buyer: Dickey Publishing, Inc.
Dickey Publishing, founded in 2000, owns three city magazines in Atlanta including JEZEBEL Magazine, Atlanta Luxury Living; TUXEDO ROAD, Atlanta’s Magazine for Men; and Atlanta Sports & Fitness, an online sports and fitness magazine for health-minded Atlantans.
target parent: Clarity Partners, LP
target: Modern Luxury, Inc.
Modern Luxury is the largest publisher of city-regional magazines in America, publishing 25 titles across 12 major metropolitan markets including CS (Chicago), Angeleno (Los Angeles), Modern Luxury Dallas, Houston magazine, San Francisco magazine, The Atlantan, DC magazine and Modern Luxury Hawaii.
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closed 4/15/2010 via BNC Analysis

Gulfshore Media, LLC., purchased Sarasota and Gulfshore Life magazines from CurtCo Media Group

synopsis: CurtCo Publishing has sold Sarasota and Gulfshore Life magazines to Dan Denton, who founded Gulfshore Media and sold it to CurtCo in 2004. In connection with the acquisition, Denton has formed Gulfshore Media LLC which is headquartered in both Sarasota and Naples, Florida.
buyer: Gulfshore Media, LLC.
For 39 years, Gulfshore Life magazine has captured the vibrant spirit, style and natural beauty of Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, from Fort Myers and Cape Coral down to Naples and Marco Island.
seller: CurtCo Media Group
Gulfshore Life and Sarasota lifestyle magazines highlight and preserve the unique character and resources of their regions.
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closed 6/1/2009 via Capital IQ

Bonnier Corporation, purchased Five Magazine Titles from Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.

synopsis: Bonnier Corp. and Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. announced that Bonnier has acquired five magazine titles from HFM U.S.: Popular Photography, Flying, Boating, Sound & Vision and American Photo. With this latest deal, Bonnier Corp. strengthens its position as a leading media company for special-interest brands.
buyer parent:Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corporation is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in America, and with more than 40 special-interest magazines and related multimedia projects and events, it is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences.
seller parent: Lagardère SCA
seller: Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.
Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. enthusiast brands reach over 50 million consumers through magazines and millions more on line and through mobile content. Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. is part of Lagardère Active Media, a division of Lagardère SCA headquartered in France.
price ($mm)
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$35
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closed 3/27/2009 via PR Newswire

The Luxury Insider Group of Companies, acquired Baccarat Magazine

synopsis: Baccarat Magazine, one of Hong Kong's leading luxury & lifestyle magazines, announced that it has been acquired by The Luxury Insider Group of Companies, an integrated luxury media company comprised of several online and print lifestyle magazines including Luxury-Insider.com, Asia's leading online luxury magazine.
buyer: The Luxury Insider Group of Companies
Founded in 2005, the Luxury Insider Group is an integrated luxury media company, and is comprised of the online publications Luxury-Insider.com and InLuxe.cn, and the print magazines Baccarat Magazine and Ultima Magazine.
target: Baccarat Magazine
Baccarat Magazine is one of Hong Kong's leading luxury & lifestyle magazines. Every issue is infused with energy and youthful vigour, as glossy photoshoots and bold features regale the reader with the finer points of stylish living.
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closed 6/22/2011 via BusinessWire

Apollo Global Management, LLC, acquired CKx, Inc.

synopsis: CKX Entertainment, Inc. and CKX, Inc. announced the successful completion of an affiliate of Apollo Global Management's acquisition of CKX. CKx, Inc. is engaged in the ownership, development and commercial utilization of entertainment content.
buyer: Apollo Global Management, LLC(APO:$3,647.65)
Apollo Global Management is a leading global alternative asset manager with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Singapore, Mumbai and Hong Kong.
target: CKx, Inc.
CKx, Inc. is engaged in the ownership, development and commercial utilization of entertainment content. The company has focused on acquiring globally recognized entertainment content and related assets, such as the rights to the name, image and likeness of Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali.
price($mm)[EV]
$509 [$511]
rev ($mm)
$260
EBITDA ($mm)
$62
EV / rev
2.1x
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8.8x
cancelled 5/9/2011 via Market Watch

The Gores Group, LLC, cancelled an acquisition of CKx, Inc.

synopsis: CKX, Inc. has cancelled the agreement to be acquired by The Gores Group and has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, a leading global alternative asset manager.
buyer: The Gores Group, LLC
The Gores Group LLC is a private equity firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm's operating experience and flexible capital base.
target: CKx, Inc.
CKx, Inc. is engaged in the ownership, development and commercial utilization of entertainment content. The company has focused on acquiring globally recognized entertainment content and related assets, such as the rights to the name, image and likeness of Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali.
price ($mm)
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$274
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$60
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closed 2/6/2014 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, acquired Area9

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education announced that it has acquired Area9 Aps, an adaptive learning company that develops technologies that fix the gaps in helping people learn with the goal of finding a better way of delivering training and education.
buyer parent:Apollo Global Management
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world.
target: Area9
Area9 develops technologies that fix the gaps in helping people learn with the goal of finding a better way of delivering training and education. Area9's software technologies help content providers develop personalized educational and training solutions.
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announced 2/3/2014 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, will acquire Engrade

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education has agreed to acquire Engrade. Engrade unifies the data, curriculum, and tools teachers, schools leaders, and administrators use every day by integrating all of a district's software and systems, including third-party applications and open education resources, into one fully secure and easy-to-use, cloud-based platform.
buyer parent:Apollo Global Management
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world.
target: Engrade
Engrade unifies the data, curriculum, and tools teachers, schools leaders, and administrators use every day by integrating all of a district's software and systems, including third-party applications and open education resources, into one fully secure and easy-to-use, cloud-based platform.
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closed 11/19/2013 via PR Newswire

Authentic Brands Group, acquired Muhammad Ali Enterprises

synopsis: Authentic Brands Group ("ABG"), announced the acquisition of Muhammad Ali Enterprises from CORE Media Group. Following the acquisition, ABG will own and manage, in partnership with the Ali family and Joel Weinshanker, the intellectual property associated with one of the most celebrated and widely recognized athletes and humanitarians of all time.
buyer: Authentic Brands Group
Authentic Brands Group is a brand development and licensing company. In conjunction with Leonard Green & Partners, their mandate is to acquire, manage and build long-term value in prominent consumer brands.
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: Muhammad Ali Enterprises
Muhammad Ali Enterprises is a global licensing program. The Ali brand pervades every aspect of popular culture, from music to advertising to film. He is the world's most recognized celebrity athlete.
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closed 11/19/2013 via PR Newswire

Authentic Brands Group, acquired Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: Authentic Brands Group announced the acquisition of Elvis Presley Intellectual Property Assets from CORE Media Group. Following the acquisition, ABG will own and manage, in partnership with the Presley family and Joel Weinshanker, the intellectual property associated with one of the most widely recognized and beloved entertainers in the world.
buyer: Authentic Brands Group
Authentic Brands Group is a brand development and licensing company. In conjunction with Leonard Green & Partners, their mandate is to acquire, manage and build long-term value in prominent consumer brands.
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) is a corporate entity created by "The Elvis Presley Trust" to conduct business and manage its assets. EPE's business extends to worldwide licensing of Elvis-related products, the development of Elvis-related music, film, video, television and productions and more.
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closed 10/2/2013 via PE Hub

Apollo Global Management, acquired Pitney Bowes Management Services

synopsis: Pitney Bowes Inc. announced the successful completion of the sale of Pitney Bowes Management Services for $400 million in cash to funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. Pitney Bowes Management Service's integrated services cover the entire document management life cycle.
buyer: Apollo Global Management(APO:$3,647.65)
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.
target parent: Pitney Bowes Inc.
target: Pitney Bowes Management Services
Pitney Bowes Management Services integrated services cover the entire document management life cycle including document creation, production, distribution, archiving and retrieval.
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closed 6/20/2013 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, acquired Aleks Corporation

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education, a leading digital learning company, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire ALEKS Corporation, the privately held developer of the ALEKS adaptive learning technology for the K-12 and higher education markets.
buyer parent:Apollo Global Management
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world.
target: Aleks Corporation
ALEKS Corporation is the leader in the creation of web-based artificially intelligent educational software. ALEKS is founded on a field of ground-breaking research in mathematical cognitive science and applied mathematics known as Knowledge Space Theory.
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closed 3/22/2013 via PR Newswire

Apollo Global Management, acquired McGraw-Hill Education

synopsis: The McGraw-Hill Companies completed the sale of its McGraw-Hill Education business to investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets.
buyer: Apollo Global Management(APO:$3,647.65)
Apollo Global Management, LLC is a leading global alternative investment manager. They are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit-oriented capital markets and real estate. They focus their investments in areas where they can capitalize upon their integrated platform.
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets.
price($mm)[EV]
$2,400 [$2,521]
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$2,223
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$371
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closed 7/23/2012 via Chicago Tribune

CORE Media Group, acquired Sharp Entertainment

synopsis: Core Media Group has acquired Sharp Entertainment. The reality production shop is home to such skeins as Travel Channel's "Man V. Food," TLC'S "Extreme Couponing," National Geographic Channel's "Doomsday Preppers" and Animal Planet's "Call of the Wildman."
buyer parent:Apollo Global Management, LLC
buyer: CORE Media Group
CORE Media Group is a new kind of entertainment company that creates, manages, and cultivates compelling, original content and iconic entertainment brands.
target: Sharp Entertainment
Sharp Entertainment is a Manhattan-based television production house that has garnered a reputation for pioneering a fresh perspective on pop-culture television. It is one of New York’s largest and busiest television production enterprises and holds record ratings for multiple networks.
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closed 9/15/2011 via BusinessWire

Pearson plc, acquired Connections Education LLC

synopsis: Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, is announcing the acquisition of Connections Education from an investor group led by Apollo Management, L.P. Through its Connections Academy business, Connections Education operates online or ‘virtual’ public schools in 21 states in the US.
buyer: Pearson plc(PSO:$8,466.65)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing.
target parent: Apollo Global Management, LLC
target: Connections Education LLC
Connections Education is an accredited provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual education for students in grades K-12, and online learning solutions to educational institutions globally.
price ($mm)
$400
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announced 7/14/2011 via PR Newswire

Affinion Group, Inc., will acquire Prospectiv Direct, Inc.

synopsis: Affinion Group, Inc., a global leader in customer engagement solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire Prospectiv Direct, Inc., a pioneer in online performance marketing and operator of the one of the leading daily deal websites in the United States.
buyer parent:Apollo Global Management, LLC
buyer: Affinion Group, Inc.
Affinion Group provides programs in subscription-based lifestyle services, personal protection, insurance and other areas to help generate increased customer loyalty and significant incremental revenue for more than 5,500 marketing partners worldwide.
target: Prospectiv Direct, Inc.
Prospectiv is an online performance marketing pioneer with an expertise in connecting women to brands. Prospectiv helps create true brand engagement that results in qualified marketing leads for advertisers and incremental revenue streams for Web publishers.
price ($mm)
$77
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closed 6/22/2011 via BusinessWire

Apollo Global Management, LLC, acquired CKx, Inc.

synopsis: CKX Entertainment, Inc. and CKX, Inc. announced the successful completion of an affiliate of Apollo Global Management's acquisition of CKX. CKx, Inc. is engaged in the ownership, development and commercial utilization of entertainment content.
buyer: Apollo Global Management, LLC(APO:$3,647.65)
Apollo Global Management is a leading global alternative asset manager with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Singapore, Mumbai and Hong Kong.
target: CKx, Inc.
CKx, Inc. is engaged in the ownership, development and commercial utilization of entertainment content. The company has focused on acquiring globally recognized entertainment content and related assets, such as the rights to the name, image and likeness of Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali.
price($mm)[EV]
$509 [$511]
rev ($mm)
$260
EBITDA ($mm)
$62
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
8.8x
closed 1/26/2011 via BNC Analysis

Affinion Group, Inc., acquired Webloyalty.com, Inc.

synopsis: Affinion Group has completed an acquisition of Webloyalty, a global leader in generating incremental revenue for online businesses through a comprehensive suite of proprietary tools and technologies. Webloyalty connects partners to new customers, minimizes cart abandonment, offers extra value after the transaction and builds repeat business.
buyer parent:Apollo Global Management, LLC
buyer: Affinion Group, Inc.
Affinion Group provides programs in subscription-based lifestyle services, personal protection, insurance and other areas to help generate increased customer loyalty and significant incremental revenue for more than 5,500 marketing partners worldwide.
target parent: General Atlantic, LLC
target: Webloyalty.com, Inc.
Webloyalty.com, a leading provider of incremental revenue for online businesses, has more than two million memberships in its reward, discount and protection programs. Members benefit from high-value subscription services that match their needs and interests.
price($mm)[EV]
$296 [$270]
rev ($mm)
$214
EBITDA ($mm)
$46
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
5.9x
closed 9/30/2010 via BusinessWire

Apollo Management, L.P., acquired Evertec, Inc.

synopsis: Popular, Inc. announced the completion of the merger pursuant to which funds managed by Apollo Management, L.P. acquired a 51% interest in Popular’s processing subsidiary, EVERTEC, and related processing businesses, through the establishment of a joint venture.
buyer: Apollo Management, L.P.(APO:$3,647.65)
Apollo is among the most active and successful private investment firms in the United States. Apollo has managed the investment of an aggregate of approximately $13 billion in equity capital in corporate transactions in a wide variety of industries, both domestically and internationally.
target parent: Popular, Inc.
target: Evertec, Inc.
Evertec, Inc. provides a complete array of billing and payment solutions for businesses, companies, and financial institutions.
price ($mm)
$640*
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closed 4/13/2007 via PR Newswire

Affinion Group, acquired CardCops

synopsis: Affinion Group, a leading global affinity marketer, has acquired CardCops, a Malibu, Calif.-based ID theft protection, data monitoring and analysis technology solutions leader, further solidifying the group's position as a the preeminent identity protection provider.
buyer parent:Apollo Management LP
buyer: Affinion Group
Affinion Group is a leading affinity direct marketer of value-added membership, insurance and package enhancement programs and services to consumers. With more than 30 years of experience, Affinion Group currently offers its programs and services worldwide through more than 5,200 affinity partners.
target: CardCops
CardCops protects consumers from identity theft by providing them with the means of determining whether their personal information has been compromised, even before it is used to commit a crime.
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
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
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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
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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)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target

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Dennis Publishing Limited
Dennis Publishing Limited
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Hour Media, LLC
Hour Media, LLC
Hour Media is the publisher of New York Home, Hour Detroit, Detroit Home, DBusiness and Metro Detroit Bride magazines. Hour Media also publishes Metropolitan Detroit Guest and Resource Guide, the Metropolitan Detroit Menu Guide, Very Important Promotion (V.I.P.), and numerous custom publications.
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Immediate Media Co.
Immediate Media Co.
Immediate Media Co is a force in consumer media and publishing, combining businesses formerly known as BBC Magazines, Origin Publishing and Magicalia. It publishes some of the UK’s best-known magazines including Radio Times, Gardeners’ World, and Good Food.
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PWxyz LLC
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SPH Magazines Pte Ltd.
SPH Magazines Pte Ltd.
SPH Magazines Pte, Ltd. operates as a magazine publisher in Singapore. With an established Custom Publishing team, SPH Magazines also provides excellent custom publishing services to major corporate clients such as Singapore Airlines and BMW.
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USFR Media Group
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Window Media
Since 1997, Window Media LLC has grown to become the nation’s largest gay and lesbian newspaper publisher. Firm believers that publications should reflect all aspects of their readers’ lives, we aim to acquire and operate top quality newspapers that do just that.
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Lakeway Publishers, Inc.
Lakeway Publishers, Inc. publishes news papers, magazines, and books in Tennessee, Missouri, and Virgina. It offers advertising representative owner or user manuals, terrestrial or celestial globes, exercise books, reference books, encyclopedias, and printed publications.
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Nordstrom Inc.
Nordstrom Inc.
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$441.00
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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($988.96)
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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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($133.23)
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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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$66.24
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$52.80
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$52.80
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$62.97
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22
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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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$28.97
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$28.59
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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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$39.70
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$0.03
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($1.03)
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$5.80
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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
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$0.95
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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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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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