By Money20/20

closed 10/28/2014 via Company Press Release

i2i Events, acquired Money20/20

synopsis: i2i Events Group announced that it has acquired and entered into a multi-year, long term partnership with Money20/20. They are the world’s largest and most relevant event for innovators in the payments and financial services sector, including where it intersects with mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: i2i Events
i2i Events delivers world-class exhibitions and congresses in key sectors including home and gift, fashion, retail, healthcare, energy, environment, education, technology and media. Its portfolio of world-wide events includes Spring Fair, Bett, CWIEME, RWM, World Retail Congress and Pure London. "
target: Money20/20
Money20/20 brings together the worldwide community of innovators--including from payments, financial services, retail, mobile, marketing services, data and technology--that is profoundly changing how consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money.
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closed 10/28/2014 via Company Press Release

i2i Events, acquired Money20/20

synopsis: i2i Events Group announced that it has acquired and entered into a multi-year, long term partnership with Money20/20. They are the world’s largest and most relevant event for innovators in the payments and financial services sector, including where it intersects with mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: i2i Events
i2i Events delivers world-class exhibitions and congresses in key sectors including home and gift, fashion, retail, healthcare, energy, environment, education, technology and media. Its portfolio of world-wide events includes Spring Fair, Bett, CWIEME, RWM, World Retail Congress and Pure London. "
target: Money20/20
Money20/20 brings together the worldwide community of innovators--including from payments, financial services, retail, mobile, marketing services, data and technology--that is profoundly changing how consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money.
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closed 11/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Room 21 Media, Inc., acquired Bitcoin Profits

synopsis: Room 21 Media announced that the company has acquired the world class Bitcoin and digital currency education platform Bitcoin Profits. Bitcoin Profits is a free seminar that teaches people how to make money with bitcoin. Bitcoin Profits offers the high value content online and through workshop in the US and abroad.
buyer: Room 21 Media, Inc. (MSMY:$0.00)
Room21 is a media group specializing in proprietary phone app development for producing and monetizing content for film, television and the web. They develop and launch social commerce platforms for healthcare, entertainment, and industrial business. "
target: Bitcoin Profits
Bitcoin Profits is a free seminar that teaches people how to make money with bitcoin. Their workshops teach everything needed to know and do as a legitimate business of buying and selling Bitcoin.
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closed 8/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Observer Capital, acquired SourceMedia, Inc.

synopsis: Investcorp, a global provider and manager of alternative investment products, announced that it has completed the sale of SourceMedia, a diversified business-to-business media company, to Observer Capital, an investment firm focused on private equity and special situation opportunities across the media, finance and business services industries.
buyer: Observer Capital
Observer Capital is an investment firm focused on private equity and special situation opportunities across the media, finance and business services industries. Observer Capital seeks to enhance value through strategic growth initiatives, operating improvements, and add-on acquisitions. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: SourceMedia, Inc.
Headquartered in New York with 365 employees, SourceMedia is a diversified business-to-business media company serving senior professionals in the financial, technology, and healthcare sectors.
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closed 11/4/2011 via Company Press Release

Bankers’ Almanac, acquired Accuity, Inc.

synopsis: Reed Elsevier announced that Bankers' Almanac has completed its acquisition of Accuity, Inc. Accuity is a leading US provider of online subscription-based data solutions for the financial services industry. It will be integrated with Reed Business Information's Bankers' Almanac to form BankersAccuity.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Bankers’ Almanac
Bankers' Almanac provides solutions to help financial professionals make payments, conduct due diligence, assess credit risk and carry out financial research on the world's banks. With clients including all top 100 global banks, Bankers' Almanac is relied upon daily by over 22,000 users worldwide. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: Accuity, Inc.
Accuity, Inc. is a leading provider of global payment routing data, AML screening data and software and professional services that allow organizations, across multiple industries, to maximize efficiency and facilitate compliance of their transactions.
price ($mm)[EV]
$533 [$515]
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$102
EBITDA ($mm)
$47
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5.0x
EV / EBITDA
10.9x
closed 12/1/2008 via PR Newswire

Viewpointe LLC, acquired PaymentsNation

synopsis: Viewpointe(R), a leading provider of check image exchange and archive services, announced it has completed the acquisition of PaymentsNation, a premier payments solution provider. The transaction advances Viewpointe's goal of an end-to-end clearing and settlement offering to customers.
buyer: Viewpointe LLC
Viewpointe is the largest provider of check archive and image exchange services in the United States. We have developed the most secure, scaleable, and high-performance national archive, and we deliver strategic value to many of the nation's most powerful financial institutions. "
target: PaymentsNation
PaymentsNation is one of the industry's premier providers of payments-related solutions. The organization: provides timely settlement, intuitive products, information, service and leadership through state-of-the-art technology.
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closed 6/11/2007 via BusinessWire

EZPay Financial Services, Inc., acquired ICASI Database Services, Inc.

synopsis: EZPay Financial Services, Inc. announced that they have completed the acquisition of ICASI Database Services, Inc. ICASI is the pre-eminent provider of real-time information on issued checks to financial institutions and the nation’s 11,000 check cashing stores.
buyer: EZPay Financial Services, Inc.
EZPay offers a very unique, customizable and highly specialized 3rd-Generation payment platform and is the perfect partner for banks, Fortune 500s, and third-party developers. Our service includes our award-winning membership, subscription and installment manager and our remote check writing. "
target: ICASI Database Services, Inc.
ICASI Database Services, Inc. is the pre-eminent provider of real-time information on issued checks to financial institutions and the nation’s 11,000 check cashing stores.
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announced 11/27/2006 via Company Press Release

Incisive Media PLC, will acquire MSM International Limited

synopsis: Incisive Media plc, a leading provider of business information, has agreed to acquire the entire share capital of MSM International Limited for a cash consideration of £22.5m, representing £18.1m for the business and a pound for pound payment for net assets including cash.
buyer parent: Apax Partners & Co. Ventures Ltd.
buyer: Incisive Media PLC
Incisive Media is one of the world's leading B2B information providers, serving the financial and professional services markets globally. Incisive brings product provider and purchaser business communities together in print, in person and online. "
target: MSM International Limited
MSM International Ltd focuses on the financial services sector and produces a number of targeted weekly and monthly magazines, plus accompanying web sites, exhibitions, conferences and annual awards events.
price ($mm)
$44
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$17
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closed 8/21/2006 via PR Newswire

pulvermedia, acquired Foreword Financial

synopsis: pulvermedia has acquired Foreword Financial, a leading producer of events for the banking and financial services industry. The newly combined entity will maintain the pulvermedia name, while the financial services events will continue to use the Foreword Financial brand.
buyer parent: Technology Investment Capital Corp.
buyer: pulvermedia
pulvermedia is the leading integrated media company, building communities and providing ready marketplace access through its unparalleled blend of trade shows, publications, web channels, and progressive cutting-edge media. "
target: Foreword Financial
Foreword Financial is a leading developer of conventions, trade shows, conferences, seminars and client meetings for financial service professionals.
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announced 8/9/2012 via PE Hub

Verisk Analytics, Inc., will acquire Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC

synopsis: Verisk Analytics Inc., a leading provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, and risk management, will acquire Argus Information & Advisory Services, a provider of benchmarking, scoring solutions, analytics, and customized services to financial institutions.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,544.20)
Verisk Analytics is a leading provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, and risk management. Verisk Analytics helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets. "
target parent: Oak Investment Partners
target: Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC
Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC is a leading provider of competitive benchmarking, scoring solutions, analytics, and customized services to financial services institutions and regulators in North America, Latin America, and Europe.
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$405
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closed 2/4/2009 via PR Newswire

Accuity, acquired CB.Net, Ltd.

synopsis: Accuity, the global leading provider of payment routing data, AML screening software and services, announced that it has acquired 100% of London-based CB.Net, a reference data provider for the global banking community.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: Accuity
Accuity is the leading provider of global payment routing data, AML screening software and services that allow organisations, across multiple industries, to maximise efficiency and facilitate compliance of their transactions. "
target: CB.Net, Ltd.
CB.Net is a data provider dedicated to the delivery of reference data solutions to the global banking community. London-based CB.Net recognises the importance of reliable reference data in meeting compliance requirements and bringing cost savings and greater efficiency in international payments.
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closed 5/22/2008 via finextra.com

State Street Global Markets, acquired SSiSearch

synopsis: Investment research and trading outfit State Street Global Markets has acquired UK reference data provider SSISearch. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer parent: State Street Corporation
buyer: State Street Global Markets
Global Link is State Street’s multi-asset class network for market research, portfolio analytics, integration, execution, reporting, and settlement. Introduced with the launch of FX Connect® in 1996, the network now features 55 liquidity providers representing over 168 dealing room locations. "
target: SSiSearch
The SSISearch Global Directory is for use by institutions involved in international payment processing and settlement. It is a secure, central database containing branch contact details and the settlement information they want to make available to other market participants.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BusinessWire

TABB Group, acquired Securities Operations Forum

synopsis: TABB Group announced the acquisition of Securities Operations Forum from The Summit Group. Securities Operations Forum provides training courses, workshops, conferences, news and research to banks, broker/dealers, insurance companies, vendors, regulatory agencies and industry associations.
buyer: TABB Group
TABB Group is a financial markets research and strategic advisory firm focused on capital markets. TABB Group analyzes and quantifies the investing value chain from the fiduciary, investment manager, broker, exchange and custodian, as well as the operations that support them. "
target parent: The Summit Group
target: Securities Operations Forum
As an information center for operations professionals in the financial services industry, Securities Operations Forum provides training courses, workshops, conferences, news and research to banks, broker/dealers, insurance companies, vendors, regulatory agencies and industry associations.
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closed 12/6/2006 via

Apax Partners, acquired Incisive Media PLC

synopsis: Private equity firm Apax has agreed to acquire Incisive Media in a cash deal that values the financial information provider at around 199 million pounds. Apax said it was paying 195 pence for each Incisive Media share, a premium of around 13 percent to Wednesday's close of 173p.
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 $35 billion around the world. "
target: Incisive Media PLC
Incisive Media is one of the world's leading B2B information providers, serving the financial and professional services markets globally. Incisive brings product provider and purchaser business communities together in print, in person and online.
price ($mm)
$465
rev ($mm)
$126
EBITDA ($mm)
$31
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3.7x
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14.8x
announced 1/25/2006 via BNC Analysis

The Economist Group Limited, will acquire EuroFinance Conferences Ltd.

synopsis: The Economist Group, publisher of The Economist and CFO magazine, announced today that it will acquire EuroFinance Conferences Ltd. EuroFinance is a leader in global and regional cash and treasury management events for senior finance professionals—an audience that The Economist Group already targets through its CFO brand around the world.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: The Economist Group Limited
The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. The Economist Group delivers information through a range of formats, from newspaper and magazines to conferences and electronic services. "
target: EuroFinance Conferences Ltd.
EuroFinance runs over 20 conferences and many training courses throughout the Americas, across Europe and in Asia Pacific. In 2005 EuroFinance attracted over 5000 delegates to its events in 20 countries.
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$11
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announced 7/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Vitesse Media plc, will acquire InvestmentNews

synopsis: InvestmentNews, the leading source of news, analysis and information to the financial advisory community, will be acquired by London-based Vitesse Media plc, a digital media and events company. InvestmentNews' knowledge in the industry has allowed them to educate, inform, and engage the most influential financial advisers.
buyer: Vitesse Media plc (AIM:BONH:$13.88)
Vitesse Media is a digital media and events company specializing in enterprise technology, growth business, investment and diversity. Their award-winning magazines and content, engaging and responsive websites, exciting events and highly acclaimed research touched millions. "
target parent: Crain Communications, Inc.
target: InvestmentNews
InvestmentNews is the leading source for news, analysis and information essential to the financial advisory community. Their standard of editorial excellence and deep industry knowledge has allowed them to educate, inform and engage the most influential financial advisers.
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$27
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closed 9/19/2019 via PR Newswire

Genesis Global Trading, acquired Qu Capital

synopsis: Genesis, an industry pioneer and leader in digital currency trading and lending, announced the acquisition of the assets of Qu Capital, a New York-based quantitative investment and research firm.
buyer parent: Digital Currency Group
buyer: Genesis Global Trading
Genesis is a worldwide leader in over-the-counter digital currency trading and lending, providing deep pools of liquidity to institutional investors and high net worth individuals. "
target: Qu Capital
Qu Capital is a New York-based quantitative investment and research firm. Qu Capital has developed state-of-the-art trading technology including faster exchange connectivity, improved order routing, and advanced execution tools, and conducted quantitative research on the digital currency market.
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closed 1/11/2007 via PR Newswire

Financial Media Group, Inc., acquired The Wealth Expo

synopsis: Financial Media Group, Inc., a diversified advertising and media company announced that it has completed its acquisition of the "The Wealth Expo" brand, including the rights to the Web site, and series of investor expositions.
buyer: Financial Media Group, Inc. (FNGP:$0.00)
Financial Media Group, Inc. is a fully integrated financial brand-builder focused on developing tools, education and financial social communities for investors and public companies. The Company seeks to become a premier, full-service media company. "
target: The Wealth Expo
The Wealth Expo has established itself as a credible and attractive venue for investors to acquire tools and information on various types of investments, trading software, portfolio management, retirement planning and personal finance; and for exhibitors to showcase their products, and company.
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Forbes, Inc., acquired Quantamize, LLC

synopsis: Forbes has acquired Quantalytics AI Labs (formerly Quantamize), a quantitative investment research and analytics company. The investment allows Forbes to weave Quantalytics’ investment analytics, research, and insights into Forbes’ editorial content, while also paving the way for the companies to introduce new premium digital investment products.
buyer parent: Integrated Whale Media Investments
buyer: Forbes, Inc.
Forbes convenes and curates leaders and entrepreneurs who are driving change, transforming business, and making a significant impact on the world. The Forbes brand reaches more than 120 million people worldwide through its journalism, LIVE events, and custom marketing programs. "
target: Quantamize, LLC
Quantamize seeks to level the playing field for individual investors by democratizing access to advanced multi-factor and AI-powered models applied across many asset classes, including stocks, options, and ETFs and to the emerging asset class of cryptocurrencies.
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closed 1/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Coindesk Ltd, acquired Lawnmower

synopsis: CoinDesk, the leading media & events business in the bitcoin and blockchain industry, announced that it has acquired Lawnmower, a blockchain data and research platform. Lawnmower is an iOS app and Android research platform enabling consumers to invest in bitcoin and other blockchain-based assets.
buyer parent: Digital Currency Group
buyer: Coindesk Ltd
CoinDesk is the world leader in news and information on digital currencies such as bitcoin, and its underlying technology – the blockchain. CoinDesk covers news and analysis on the trends, price movements, technologies, companies and people in the bitcoin and digital currency world. "
target: Lawnmower
Lawnmower is an iOS app and Android research platform enabling consumers to invest in bitcoin and other blockchain-based assets. Start tracking assets & reading news with no account required. Begin investing with a bank account in less than 2 minutes for as little as $5.
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closed 1/3/2006 via BusinessWire

Online Financial Innovations, acquired Electronic Payments Week

synopsis: Online Financial Innovations is proud to announce the acquisition of "Electronic Payments Week," a subscription newsletter for the payments industry. Electronic Payments Week, formerly known as "The EFT Report," has provided payments executives, consultants, and investors with news, analysis, and commentary for more than a decade.
buyer: Online Financial Innovations
Online Financial Innovations provides research, data, and insight to the growing online banking industry. The company now publishes three titles, Online Banking Report, Financial Marketing Week, and Electronic Payments Weekly. "
target: Electronic Payments Week
Electronic Payments Week is a subscription newsletter for the payments industry. Electronic Payments Week, formerly known as "The EFT Report," has provided payments executives, credit card issuers, bankers, consultants, and investors with news, analysis, and commentary for more than a decade.
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closed 10/28/2014 via Company Press Release

i2i Events, acquired Money20/20

synopsis: i2i Events Group announced that it has acquired and entered into a multi-year, long term partnership with Money20/20. They are the world’s largest and most relevant event for innovators in the payments and financial services sector, including where it intersects with mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: i2i Events
i2i Events delivers world-class exhibitions and congresses in key sectors including home and gift, fashion, retail, healthcare, energy, environment, education, technology and media. Its portfolio of world-wide events includes Spring Fair, Bett, CWIEME, RWM, World Retail Congress and Pure London. "
target: Money20/20
Money20/20 brings together the worldwide community of innovators--including from payments, financial services, retail, mobile, marketing services, data and technology--that is profoundly changing how consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money.
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closed 11/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Room 21 Media, Inc., acquired Bitcoin Profits

synopsis: Room 21 Media announced that the company has acquired the world class Bitcoin and digital currency education platform Bitcoin Profits. Bitcoin Profits is a free seminar that teaches people how to make money with bitcoin. Bitcoin Profits offers the high value content online and through workshop in the US and abroad.
buyer: Room 21 Media, Inc. (MSMY:$0.00)
Room21 is a media group specializing in proprietary phone app development for producing and monetizing content for film, television and the web. They develop and launch social commerce platforms for healthcare, entertainment, and industrial business. "
target: Bitcoin Profits
Bitcoin Profits is a free seminar that teaches people how to make money with bitcoin. Their workshops teach everything needed to know and do as a legitimate business of buying and selling Bitcoin.
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closed 8/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Observer Capital, acquired SourceMedia, Inc.

synopsis: Investcorp, a global provider and manager of alternative investment products, announced that it has completed the sale of SourceMedia, a diversified business-to-business media company, to Observer Capital, an investment firm focused on private equity and special situation opportunities across the media, finance and business services industries.
buyer: Observer Capital
Observer Capital is an investment firm focused on private equity and special situation opportunities across the media, finance and business services industries. Observer Capital seeks to enhance value through strategic growth initiatives, operating improvements, and add-on acquisitions. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: SourceMedia, Inc.
Headquartered in New York with 365 employees, SourceMedia is a diversified business-to-business media company serving senior professionals in the financial, technology, and healthcare sectors.
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closed 11/4/2011 via Company Press Release

Bankers’ Almanac, acquired Accuity, Inc.

synopsis: Reed Elsevier announced that Bankers' Almanac has completed its acquisition of Accuity, Inc. Accuity is a leading US provider of online subscription-based data solutions for the financial services industry. It will be integrated with Reed Business Information's Bankers' Almanac to form BankersAccuity.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Bankers’ Almanac
Bankers' Almanac provides solutions to help financial professionals make payments, conduct due diligence, assess credit risk and carry out financial research on the world's banks. With clients including all top 100 global banks, Bankers' Almanac is relied upon daily by over 22,000 users worldwide. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: Accuity, Inc.
Accuity, Inc. is a leading provider of global payment routing data, AML screening data and software and professional services that allow organizations, across multiple industries, to maximize efficiency and facilitate compliance of their transactions.
price ($mm)[EV]
$533 [$515]
rev ($mm)
$102
EBITDA ($mm)
$47
EV / rev
5.0x
EV / EBITDA
10.9x
closed 12/1/2008 via PR Newswire

Viewpointe LLC, acquired PaymentsNation

synopsis: Viewpointe(R), a leading provider of check image exchange and archive services, announced it has completed the acquisition of PaymentsNation, a premier payments solution provider. The transaction advances Viewpointe's goal of an end-to-end clearing and settlement offering to customers.
buyer: Viewpointe LLC
Viewpointe is the largest provider of check archive and image exchange services in the United States. We have developed the most secure, scaleable, and high-performance national archive, and we deliver strategic value to many of the nation's most powerful financial institutions. "
target: PaymentsNation
PaymentsNation is one of the industry's premier providers of payments-related solutions. The organization: provides timely settlement, intuitive products, information, service and leadership through state-of-the-art technology.
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closed 6/11/2007 via BusinessWire

EZPay Financial Services, Inc., acquired ICASI Database Services, Inc.

synopsis: EZPay Financial Services, Inc. announced that they have completed the acquisition of ICASI Database Services, Inc. ICASI is the pre-eminent provider of real-time information on issued checks to financial institutions and the nation’s 11,000 check cashing stores.
buyer: EZPay Financial Services, Inc.
EZPay offers a very unique, customizable and highly specialized 3rd-Generation payment platform and is the perfect partner for banks, Fortune 500s, and third-party developers. Our service includes our award-winning membership, subscription and installment manager and our remote check writing. "
target: ICASI Database Services, Inc.
ICASI Database Services, Inc. is the pre-eminent provider of real-time information on issued checks to financial institutions and the nation’s 11,000 check cashing stores.
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announced 11/27/2006 via Company Press Release

Incisive Media PLC, will acquire MSM International Limited

synopsis: Incisive Media plc, a leading provider of business information, has agreed to acquire the entire share capital of MSM International Limited for a cash consideration of £22.5m, representing £18.1m for the business and a pound for pound payment for net assets including cash.
buyer parent: Apax Partners & Co. Ventures Ltd.
buyer: Incisive Media PLC
Incisive Media is one of the world's leading B2B information providers, serving the financial and professional services markets globally. Incisive brings product provider and purchaser business communities together in print, in person and online. "
target: MSM International Limited
MSM International Ltd focuses on the financial services sector and produces a number of targeted weekly and monthly magazines, plus accompanying web sites, exhibitions, conferences and annual awards events.
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$44
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closed 8/21/2006 via PR Newswire

pulvermedia, acquired Foreword Financial

synopsis: pulvermedia has acquired Foreword Financial, a leading producer of events for the banking and financial services industry. The newly combined entity will maintain the pulvermedia name, while the financial services events will continue to use the Foreword Financial brand.
buyer parent: Technology Investment Capital Corp.
buyer: pulvermedia
pulvermedia is the leading integrated media company, building communities and providing ready marketplace access through its unparalleled blend of trade shows, publications, web channels, and progressive cutting-edge media. "
target: Foreword Financial
Foreword Financial is a leading developer of conventions, trade shows, conferences, seminars and client meetings for financial service professionals.
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announced 8/9/2012 via PE Hub

Verisk Analytics, Inc., will acquire Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC

synopsis: Verisk Analytics Inc., a leading provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, and risk management, will acquire Argus Information & Advisory Services, a provider of benchmarking, scoring solutions, analytics, and customized services to financial institutions.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,544.20)
Verisk Analytics is a leading provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, and risk management. Verisk Analytics helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets. "
target parent: Oak Investment Partners
target: Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC
Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC is a leading provider of competitive benchmarking, scoring solutions, analytics, and customized services to financial services institutions and regulators in North America, Latin America, and Europe.
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closed 2/4/2009 via PR Newswire

Accuity, acquired CB.Net, Ltd.

synopsis: Accuity, the global leading provider of payment routing data, AML screening software and services, announced that it has acquired 100% of London-based CB.Net, a reference data provider for the global banking community.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: Accuity
Accuity is the leading provider of global payment routing data, AML screening software and services that allow organisations, across multiple industries, to maximise efficiency and facilitate compliance of their transactions. "
target: CB.Net, Ltd.
CB.Net is a data provider dedicated to the delivery of reference data solutions to the global banking community. London-based CB.Net recognises the importance of reliable reference data in meeting compliance requirements and bringing cost savings and greater efficiency in international payments.
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closed 5/22/2008 via finextra.com

State Street Global Markets, acquired SSiSearch

synopsis: Investment research and trading outfit State Street Global Markets has acquired UK reference data provider SSISearch. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer parent: State Street Corporation
buyer: State Street Global Markets
Global Link is State Street’s multi-asset class network for market research, portfolio analytics, integration, execution, reporting, and settlement. Introduced with the launch of FX Connect® in 1996, the network now features 55 liquidity providers representing over 168 dealing room locations. "
target: SSiSearch
The SSISearch Global Directory is for use by institutions involved in international payment processing and settlement. It is a secure, central database containing branch contact details and the settlement information they want to make available to other market participants.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BusinessWire

TABB Group, acquired Securities Operations Forum

synopsis: TABB Group announced the acquisition of Securities Operations Forum from The Summit Group. Securities Operations Forum provides training courses, workshops, conferences, news and research to banks, broker/dealers, insurance companies, vendors, regulatory agencies and industry associations.
buyer: TABB Group
TABB Group is a financial markets research and strategic advisory firm focused on capital markets. TABB Group analyzes and quantifies the investing value chain from the fiduciary, investment manager, broker, exchange and custodian, as well as the operations that support them. "
target parent: The Summit Group
target: Securities Operations Forum
As an information center for operations professionals in the financial services industry, Securities Operations Forum provides training courses, workshops, conferences, news and research to banks, broker/dealers, insurance companies, vendors, regulatory agencies and industry associations.
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closed 12/6/2006 via

Apax Partners, acquired Incisive Media PLC

synopsis: Private equity firm Apax has agreed to acquire Incisive Media in a cash deal that values the financial information provider at around 199 million pounds. Apax said it was paying 195 pence for each Incisive Media share, a premium of around 13 percent to Wednesday's close of 173p.
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 $35 billion around the world. "
target: Incisive Media PLC
Incisive Media is one of the world's leading B2B information providers, serving the financial and professional services markets globally. Incisive brings product provider and purchaser business communities together in print, in person and online.
price ($mm)
$465
rev ($mm)
$126
EBITDA ($mm)
$31
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3.7x
EV / EBITDA
14.8x
announced 1/25/2006 via BNC Analysis

The Economist Group Limited, will acquire EuroFinance Conferences Ltd.

synopsis: The Economist Group, publisher of The Economist and CFO magazine, announced today that it will acquire EuroFinance Conferences Ltd. EuroFinance is a leader in global and regional cash and treasury management events for senior finance professionals—an audience that The Economist Group already targets through its CFO brand around the world.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: The Economist Group Limited
The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. The Economist Group delivers information through a range of formats, from newspaper and magazines to conferences and electronic services. "
target: EuroFinance Conferences Ltd.
EuroFinance runs over 20 conferences and many training courses throughout the Americas, across Europe and in Asia Pacific. In 2005 EuroFinance attracted over 5000 delegates to its events in 20 countries.
price ($mm)
$11
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announced 7/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Vitesse Media plc, will acquire InvestmentNews

synopsis: InvestmentNews, the leading source of news, analysis and information to the financial advisory community, will be acquired by London-based Vitesse Media plc, a digital media and events company. InvestmentNews' knowledge in the industry has allowed them to educate, inform, and engage the most influential financial advisers.
buyer: Vitesse Media plc (AIM:BONH:$13.88)
Vitesse Media is a digital media and events company specializing in enterprise technology, growth business, investment and diversity. Their award-winning magazines and content, engaging and responsive websites, exciting events and highly acclaimed research touched millions. "
target parent: Crain Communications, Inc.
target: InvestmentNews
InvestmentNews is the leading source for news, analysis and information essential to the financial advisory community. Their standard of editorial excellence and deep industry knowledge has allowed them to educate, inform and engage the most influential financial advisers.
price ($mm)
$27
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closed 9/19/2019 via PR Newswire

Genesis Global Trading, acquired Qu Capital

synopsis: Genesis, an industry pioneer and leader in digital currency trading and lending, announced the acquisition of the assets of Qu Capital, a New York-based quantitative investment and research firm.
buyer parent: Digital Currency Group
buyer: Genesis Global Trading
Genesis is a worldwide leader in over-the-counter digital currency trading and lending, providing deep pools of liquidity to institutional investors and high net worth individuals. "
target: Qu Capital
Qu Capital is a New York-based quantitative investment and research firm. Qu Capital has developed state-of-the-art trading technology including faster exchange connectivity, improved order routing, and advanced execution tools, and conducted quantitative research on the digital currency market.
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closed 1/11/2007 via PR Newswire

Financial Media Group, Inc., acquired The Wealth Expo

synopsis: Financial Media Group, Inc., a diversified advertising and media company announced that it has completed its acquisition of the "The Wealth Expo" brand, including the rights to the Web site, and series of investor expositions.
buyer: Financial Media Group, Inc. (FNGP:$0.00)
Financial Media Group, Inc. is a fully integrated financial brand-builder focused on developing tools, education and financial social communities for investors and public companies. The Company seeks to become a premier, full-service media company. "
target: The Wealth Expo
The Wealth Expo has established itself as a credible and attractive venue for investors to acquire tools and information on various types of investments, trading software, portfolio management, retirement planning and personal finance; and for exhibitors to showcase their products, and company.
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Forbes, Inc., acquired Quantamize, LLC

synopsis: Forbes has acquired Quantalytics AI Labs (formerly Quantamize), a quantitative investment research and analytics company. The investment allows Forbes to weave Quantalytics’ investment analytics, research, and insights into Forbes’ editorial content, while also paving the way for the companies to introduce new premium digital investment products.
buyer parent: Integrated Whale Media Investments
buyer: Forbes, Inc.
Forbes convenes and curates leaders and entrepreneurs who are driving change, transforming business, and making a significant impact on the world. The Forbes brand reaches more than 120 million people worldwide through its journalism, LIVE events, and custom marketing programs. "
target: Quantamize, LLC
Quantamize seeks to level the playing field for individual investors by democratizing access to advanced multi-factor and AI-powered models applied across many asset classes, including stocks, options, and ETFs and to the emerging asset class of cryptocurrencies.
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closed 1/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Coindesk Ltd, acquired Lawnmower

synopsis: CoinDesk, the leading media & events business in the bitcoin and blockchain industry, announced that it has acquired Lawnmower, a blockchain data and research platform. Lawnmower is an iOS app and Android research platform enabling consumers to invest in bitcoin and other blockchain-based assets.
buyer parent: Digital Currency Group
buyer: Coindesk Ltd
CoinDesk is the world leader in news and information on digital currencies such as bitcoin, and its underlying technology – the blockchain. CoinDesk covers news and analysis on the trends, price movements, technologies, companies and people in the bitcoin and digital currency world. "
target: Lawnmower
Lawnmower is an iOS app and Android research platform enabling consumers to invest in bitcoin and other blockchain-based assets. Start tracking assets & reading news with no account required. Begin investing with a bank account in less than 2 minutes for as little as $5.
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closed 1/3/2006 via BusinessWire

Online Financial Innovations, acquired Electronic Payments Week

synopsis: Online Financial Innovations is proud to announce the acquisition of "Electronic Payments Week," a subscription newsletter for the payments industry. Electronic Payments Week, formerly known as "The EFT Report," has provided payments executives, consultants, and investors with news, analysis, and commentary for more than a decade.
buyer: Online Financial Innovations
Online Financial Innovations provides research, data, and insight to the growing online banking industry. The company now publishes three titles, Online Banking Report, Financial Marketing Week, and Electronic Payments Weekly. "
target: Electronic Payments Week
Electronic Payments Week is a subscription newsletter for the payments industry. Electronic Payments Week, formerly known as "The EFT Report," has provided payments executives, credit card issuers, bankers, consultants, and investors with news, analysis, and commentary for more than a decade.
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