By Securities Training Corp.

closed 8/14/2018 via BusinessWire

Securities Training Corp., acquired XCEL Testing Solutions

synopsis: Securities Training Corporation (STC), the market leader in securities training, announced that the company has acquired XCEL Testing Solutions, the leading provider of online insurance pre-licensing education.
buyer parent: Quad-C Management, Inc.
buyer: Securities Training Corp.
Founded on Wall Street in 1969, Securities Training Corporation (STC) has successfully helped over 1,000,000 candidates pass FINRA regulatory exams and launch their careers. STC has grown to become the leading provider of financial examination training. "
target: XCEL Testing Solutions
XCEL Testing Solutions is the leading provider of Online Insurance Education since 2012. Over 150,000 students each year use XCEL to help them successfully pass standardized knowledge, skills and assessment exams by utilizing the company’s research-based learning approach.
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closed 7/20/2016 via BusinessWire

Colibri Group, acquired Securities Training Corp.

synopsis: The Colibri Group, a leading provider of learning solutions to licensed professionals within the real estate, healthcare and personal care markets, is pleased to announce it has closed on an investment in Securities Training Corporation (“STC”), the market leader in securities training.
buyer parent: Quad-C Management, Inc.
buyer: Colibri Group
The Colibri Group provides learning solutions to licensed professionals who strive to be among the best in their fields. Through four leading brands - McKissock, Real Estate Express, The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, and Elite Professional Education. "
target: Securities Training Corp.
Founded on Wall Street in 1969, Securities Training Corporation (STC) has successfully helped over 1,000,000 candidates pass FINRA regulatory exams and launch their careers. STC has grown to become the leading provider of financial examination training.
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closed 8/15/2018 via PR Newswire

CeriFi, acquired Pass Perfect

synopsis: CeriFi, a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company, announced the acquisition of Pass Perfect, the leading provider of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") license exam training to the financial services industry.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: CeriFi
CeriFi, formed in 2017, is a diversified education, training and certification provider serving professionals across the financial services market. CeriFi is a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company. "
target: Pass Perfect
Pass Perfect is a leading provider of FINRA licensing exam training to the financial services industry. Founded in 1988, Pass Perfect has successfully trained over 1 million securities professionals with its proprietary FINRA exam preparation solutions.
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closed 7/20/2016 via BusinessWire

Colibri Group, acquired Securities Training Corp.

synopsis: The Colibri Group, a leading provider of learning solutions to licensed professionals within the real estate, healthcare and personal care markets, is pleased to announce it has closed on an investment in Securities Training Corporation (“STC”), the market leader in securities training.
buyer parent: Quad-C Management, Inc.
buyer: Colibri Group
The Colibri Group provides learning solutions to licensed professionals who strive to be among the best in their fields. Through four leading brands - McKissock, Real Estate Express, The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, and Elite Professional Education. "
target: Securities Training Corp.
Founded on Wall Street in 1969, Securities Training Corporation (STC) has successfully helped over 1,000,000 candidates pass FINRA regulatory exams and launch their careers. STC has grown to become the leading provider of financial examination training.
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closed 1/24/2013 via Reuters

Fitch Ratings Ltd., acquired 7city Learning Ltd.

synopsis: Fitch Group announced it has acquired 7city Learning, a leading provider of learning and development solutions for the financial services industry. Fitch is combining 7city with its Fitch Training unit to form Fitch 7city Learning, a global leader in financial training.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Fitch Ratings Ltd. (:$693.00)
Fitch Group is a global provider of financial services, including credit ratings (Fitch Ratings), market analytics and services (Fitch Solutions) and enterprise risk management solutions (Algorithmics). "
target parent: Gresham LLP
target: 7city Learning Ltd.
7city Learning is a global training provider primarily servicing the financial services industry. The company provides industry-leading training and learning solutions to over 800 blue chip clients, including the global top 10 investment banks and 9 of the global top ten fund managers.
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closed 8/23/2018 via PR Newswire

Investoo Group, acquired Vantage Point Trading

synopsis: Investoo Group, one of the world’s leading fintech marketing businesses, has acquired Vantage Point Trading, a financial trading website that provides quality information to aid new and experienced traders in their trading endeavors. Vantage Point Trading provides informative content via video courses, tutorials and free ebooks.
buyer: Investoo Group
Investoo Group is a heavily-funded company that has rapidly grown into one of the largest Forex and Resale investment lead generation companies. Through their online education platform, buzzing community and a continuous stream of innovative trading products; They turn retail trading on its head. "
target: Vantage Point Trading
Founded in 2007, Vantage Point Trading is a financial trading website that provides quality information to aid new and experienced traders in their trading endeavors. The site provides informative content via video courses, tutorials and free ebooks.
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closed 4/9/2018 via PR Newswire

CeriFi, acquired Keir Educational Resources

synopsis: CeriFi, a diversified education, training and certification provider and a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company, has acquired Keir Educational Resources (Keir), a leading provider of training solutions for financial services professionals seeking to prepare for various financial and insurance certification exams.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: CeriFi
CeriFi, formed in 2017, is a diversified education, training and certification provider serving professionals across the financial services market. "
target: Keir Educational Resources
Keir is a leading provider of training solutions for professionals looking to pass financial and insurance certification exams. Founded in 1968, Keir's textbooks and review courses prepare financial services professionals for the CFP, FINRA and several property and casualty examinations.
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closed 2/13/2017 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Genesis Institute

synopsis: Global training and education company Kaplan has acquired Genesis Institute. Genesis offers exceptional CFA programmes and is a leading provider of financial training solutions in the UAE. Genesis and its team will trade under the name Kaplan Genesis and will continue to be based in Dubai and operate across the Gulf Coast Countries (GCC).
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan is a leading international provider of training and education services operating in more than 30 countries and working with over 2,600 corporations and businesses. Kaplan’s vast breadth and scope and distinguished heritage going back almost 80 years sets it apart from its competitors. "
target: Genesis Institute
Genesis Institute, founded ten years ago, leads the CFA examination market in the UAE and is a leading provider of financial training solutions. Genesis offers a wide range of courses for Finance and Non-Finance Professionals working at entry, mid-career, or senior level positions.
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closed 5/18/2016 via BNC Analysis

DeVry Education Group, Kaizen Private Equity, acquired EduPristine

synopsis: Education firm DeVry has teamed up with sector-focused private equity firm Kaizen to acquire a majority stake in professional certification and skill development focused player EduPristine. EduPristine offers professional certifications and skills training through 20 locations, with a focus on finance, accounting, digital marketing and analytics.
buyer: DeVry Education Group (ATGE:$1,231.21)
buyer: Kaizen Private Equity
DeVry Education Group is a global provider of educational services, with institutions that offer a wide array of programs in healthcare, business, technology, accounting, finance and law. Kaizen is a private equity firm that invests in businesses that transform human capital. "
target parent: Accel Partners
target: EduPristine
EduPristine is India's leading training provider for international certifications in Finance (like CFA, FRM and PRM), Accounting (CPA and CMA) and Analytics (Business Analytics and Big Data and Hadoop). It was founded by industry professionals in the areas of investment banking and private equity.
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closed 9/14/2017 via PR Newswire

Investoo Group, acquired SocialTradingGuru.com

synopsis: Investoo Group, one of the world's biggest FX and financial affiliates, has acquired the leading social trading comparison site SocialTradingGuru.com. Launched in 2012, SocialTradingGuru.com is one of the biggest social trading comparison sites and works a number of partners including eToro, Ayondo and Tradeo.
buyer parent: Optimizer Invest Limited
buyer: Investoo Group
Investoo Group is a newly funded financial venture that aims to become one of the biggest lead generation companies in the Forex and retail investment industry. They offer a free online educational platform, a buzzing community and a continuous stream of innovative trading products. "
target: SocialTradingGuru.com
Launched in 2012, SocialTradingGuru.com is one of the biggest social trading comparison sites and works a number of partners including eToro, Ayondo and Tradeo.
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closed 7/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bidollar Servicos Financeiros Ltda. merged with Câmbio Store,

synopsis: Cambio Store and Bidollar announced a merger that creates the largest online currency comparison platform in Brazil. Bidollar, based in Brazil, is a free platform for quotation and purchase of foreign currencies through the internet.
buyer: Câmbio Store
Cambio Store, based in Brazil, is a technology platform partner of the main exchange brokers in the country. They join clients and exchange brokers, adding the best technological tools on the market and aiming to maximize the user experience. "
target: Bidollar Servicos Financeiros Ltda.
Bidollar, based in Brazil, is a free platform for quotation and purchase of foreign currencies through the internet. Bidollar's platform allows tourists to compare different exchange brokers at the same time, choosing and closing the best quote on the hour.
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closed 4/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Investoo Group, acquired 100ForexBrokers.com

synopsis: Investoo Group, a newly funded financial venture that aims to become one of the biggest lead generation companies in the Forex and retail investment industry, has announced the purchase of 100ForexBrokers.com, a provider the most comprehensive overview of Forex brokers online.
buyer parent: Optimizer Invest Limited
buyer: Investoo Group
Investoo Group is a newly funded financial venture that aims to become one of the biggest lead generation companies in the Forex and retail investment industry. They offer a free online educational platform, a buzzing community and a continuous stream of innovative trading products. "
target: 100ForexBrokers.com
100Forexbrokers.com operates since 2008 with a mission to provide the most comprehensive overview of Forex brokers online. They offer easy and swift insight into any aspect of choosing a Forex broker and aim to help traders find the best brokers fitting their trading needs.
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closed 2/5/2020 via Company Press Release

Markets Media, acquired Best Execution World Limited

synopsis: Leading U.S.-based digital financial news publisher Markets Media Group (MMG) has acquired Best Execution World Limited (BEW), the London-based publisher of Best Execution and The DESK. Best Execution offers an in-depth analysis into the major trends that are shaping the financial services industry.
buyer: Markets Media
Markets Media Group was founded in 2007 with one mission: to be the pre-eminent provider of news and information about trading and technology in capital markets. The coverage remit spans equities, fixed income, and FX, and covers buy-side investment managers, sell-side broker-dealers, and more. "
target: Best Execution World Limited
Best Execution offers an in-depth analysis into the major trends that are shaping the financial services industry as well as providing a more detailed insight into the technology driving new products and services being developed to meet these challenges. It’s where the buyside and sellside meet.
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closed 7/9/2010 via BNC Analysis

Maxx Capital International Limited, acquired Finet Group

synopsis: As of July 9, 2010, Finet Group Limited, a provider of financial information services and technology solutions to corporate clients, professional investors, and retail investors in Greater China, operates as a subsidiary of MAXX Capital International Limited.
buyer: Maxx Capital International Limited
Maxx Capital International Limited (MCI) is principally engaged in investing in financial products such as foreign exchange and interest rate swap in financial capital markets. "
target: Finet Group
Finet Group is a premier financial media and information provider engaging in the development, production and provision of financial information services and technology solutions to corporate clients and individual investors.
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closed 12/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

A J Bell Holdings Limited, acquired MSM Media Ltd.

synopsis: AJ Bell, which is based on Chester Road, Manchester, has bought MSM Media and its trading subsidiary MoneyAM for an undisclosed sum. MSM is a specialist financial publisher which produces the weekly magazine Shares.
buyer: A J Bell Holdings Limited
AJ Bell provides its clients and advisers with a ground-breaking blend of control, investment choice, low-cost delivery and online functionality. "
target: MSM Media Ltd.
MSM is a specialist financial publisher which produces the weekly magazine Shares, organises annual awards and business events and operates online and digital news and information services, including MoneyAM, StockMarketWire and Brokerforecasts. It employs 34 staff at its base in London.
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closed 3/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Robinhood, acquired MarketSnack

synopsis: Robinhood, a no-fee trading stock trading startup, has acquired MarketSnacks, a daily podcast and newsletter, that focuses solely on finance, featuring a funny photo and humorous analysis on three to four news items each morning.
buyer: Robinhood
Robinhood is a new way to invest in the stock market. Robinhood started with the idea that a technology-driven brokerage could operate with significantly less overhead, letting users goodbye to trading commissions. Their smartphone app allows individual investors to buy and sell stocks for free. "
target: MarketSnack
MarketSnacks is a daily newsletter that simplifies Wall Street. An understanding of financial news is essential today, but there are too many resources with too much jargon. MarketSnacks filters out the noise and explain what's important in one bite-sized snack – clear, condensed, and entertaining.
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closed 4/21/2018 via PR Newswire

Markets Media, acquired GlobalTrading

synopsis: Markets Media Group has announced the acquisition of GlobalTrading, a leading publication and forum for the electronic trading industry. Based in Hong Kong, GlobalTrading's FIXGlobal.com is the official publication of the FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global trading.
buyer: Markets Media
Markets Media Group covers institutional capital markets, spanning buy-side investment managers, sell-side banks, hedge funds, exchanges, trading platforms, and software providers. "
target: GlobalTrading
GlobalTrading is a leading publication and forum for the electronic trading industry. Based in Hong Kong, GlobalTrading's FIXGlobal.com is the official publication of the FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global trading.
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closed 3/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Mohamed Radwan & Omar Radwan, acquired Arab Finance Brokerage Company

synopsis: Arab Finance Brokerage Co. announced a group of investors finalized the acquisition of 100% of Arab Finance. Among the new shareholders, were market experts Mohamed Radwan, Ex-Board member In Pharos Securities and Omar Radwan. Arab Finance is one of the most prestigious and well-known news websites in the financial sector.
buyer: Mohamed Radwan & Omar Radwan
Mohamed Radwan is the Ex-Board member In Pharos Securities and Omar Radwan is the former Head of Asset Management in HC Securities & Investment. "
target: Arab Finance Brokerage Company
Arab Finance is one of the most prestigious and well-known news websites in the financial sector. Arab Finance has one of the oldest news portal covering the Egyptian EGX and macroeconomic news. In addition, Arab Finance also provides its services as a brokerage house specialized in online trading.
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announced 3/29/2016 via BusinessWire

BATS Global Markets, Inc., will acquire ETF.com

synopsis: Bats Global Markets, the leading exchange operator for the trading of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and creator of the Bats ETF Marketplace, signed a definitive agreement to acquire ETF.com, a leading provider of ETF data, news and analysis.
buyer: BATS Global Markets, Inc. (BATS:$1,861.90)
BATS Global Markets, Inc. is a leading global operator of securities markets, committed to Making Markets Better for traders, investors and issuers. In the U.S., BATS operates four stock exchanges – BZX, BYX, EDGX and EDGA – and regularly ranks as the top market for ETF and retail-driven liquidity. "
target: ETF.com
ETF.com is a leading provider of exchange-traded fund (ETF) data, news and analysis. Founded in 2001, ETF.com provides independent and authoritative news, analysis, data and education about ETFs, generating 875,572 page views and attracting 291,191 unique visitors in February 2016 alone.
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closed 7/6/2015 via PR Newswire

Eagle Financial Publications, acquired DividendInvestor.com

synopsis: Eagle Financial Publication, a subsidiary of Salem Media Group, announced that it has acquired the website DividendInvestor.com, a provider of dividend information and data for investment professionals. DeividendInvestor.com designs and develops tools and systems for the investment community with the highest level of accuracy and integrity.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Eagle Financial Publications
Eagle Financial Publications provide market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors. Eagle Wellness provides practical health advice and is a trusted source for nutritional supplements from one of the country's leading complementary health physicians. "
target: DividendInvestor.com
Dividend Investor provides dividend stock data for stock markets across the world. The screening tool helps locate the best dividend stocks. Subscribers can receive emails on multiple subjects such as when a company announces a dividend, what companies are changing dividends.
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announced 6/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

ADVFN PLC, will acquire London South East Limited

synopsis: Financial market website operator ADVFN PLC confirmed it has signed heads of agreement with the directors of investor-information website London South East Ltd. London South East Ltd. provides share prices, news, data and resources on desktops, tablets, or mobiles to leading private investor .
buyer: ADVFN PLC (AIM:AFN:$15.81)
ADVFN PLC operates a web site which provides up-to-date financial data on the UK stock markets. The site provides users with services including a bulletin board for investors to swap ideas, real-time share information from the London Exchange, configuration alerts, and regulatory new services. "
target: London South East Limited
London South East Limited's team of web developers, service, and leadership staff serves private investors worldwide. They provide share prices, news, and data to thousands of visitors every day, lse.co.uk brings leading private investor resources on desktops, tablets, or mobiles.
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announced 8/28/2013 via Company Press Release

Bright Mountain Holdings, Inc., will acquire Wall-Street.com

synopsis: Bright Mountain Holdings announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Wall-Street.com, LLC, which owns and operates an online portal that offers financial industry information including microcap stocks, global economy and world markets, currency and precious metals, research, charts and graphs, and more.
buyer: Bright Mountain Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK:BMTM:$7.00)
The Bright Mountain Holdings family of websites includes TheBright.com, WarDocumentaryFilms.com and Bootcamp4me.com. TheBright.com is the company’s largest site and offers news, information, products and services geared for Military members, Veterans and First Responders. "
target: Wall-Street.com
Wall-Street.com, LLC owns and operates an online portal that offers financial industry information including microcap stocks, global economy and world markets, currency and precious metals, research, charts and graphs, licensing and education for financial services representatives, and more.
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closed 8/15/2018 via PR Newswire

CeriFi, acquired Pass Perfect

synopsis: CeriFi, a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company, announced the acquisition of Pass Perfect, the leading provider of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") license exam training to the financial services industry.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: CeriFi
CeriFi, formed in 2017, is a diversified education, training and certification provider serving professionals across the financial services market. CeriFi is a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company. "
target: Pass Perfect
Pass Perfect is a leading provider of FINRA licensing exam training to the financial services industry. Founded in 1988, Pass Perfect has successfully trained over 1 million securities professionals with its proprietary FINRA exam preparation solutions.
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closed 7/20/2016 via BusinessWire

Colibri Group, acquired Securities Training Corp.

synopsis: The Colibri Group, a leading provider of learning solutions to licensed professionals within the real estate, healthcare and personal care markets, is pleased to announce it has closed on an investment in Securities Training Corporation (“STC”), the market leader in securities training.
buyer parent: Quad-C Management, Inc.
buyer: Colibri Group
The Colibri Group provides learning solutions to licensed professionals who strive to be among the best in their fields. Through four leading brands - McKissock, Real Estate Express, The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, and Elite Professional Education. "
target: Securities Training Corp.
Founded on Wall Street in 1969, Securities Training Corporation (STC) has successfully helped over 1,000,000 candidates pass FINRA regulatory exams and launch their careers. STC has grown to become the leading provider of financial examination training.
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closed 1/24/2013 via Reuters

Fitch Ratings Ltd., acquired 7city Learning Ltd.

synopsis: Fitch Group announced it has acquired 7city Learning, a leading provider of learning and development solutions for the financial services industry. Fitch is combining 7city with its Fitch Training unit to form Fitch 7city Learning, a global leader in financial training.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Fitch Ratings Ltd. (:$693.00)
Fitch Group is a global provider of financial services, including credit ratings (Fitch Ratings), market analytics and services (Fitch Solutions) and enterprise risk management solutions (Algorithmics). "
target parent: Gresham LLP
target: 7city Learning Ltd.
7city Learning is a global training provider primarily servicing the financial services industry. The company provides industry-leading training and learning solutions to over 800 blue chip clients, including the global top 10 investment banks and 9 of the global top ten fund managers.
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closed 8/23/2018 via PR Newswire

Investoo Group, acquired Vantage Point Trading

synopsis: Investoo Group, one of the world’s leading fintech marketing businesses, has acquired Vantage Point Trading, a financial trading website that provides quality information to aid new and experienced traders in their trading endeavors. Vantage Point Trading provides informative content via video courses, tutorials and free ebooks.
buyer: Investoo Group
Investoo Group is a heavily-funded company that has rapidly grown into one of the largest Forex and Resale investment lead generation companies. Through their online education platform, buzzing community and a continuous stream of innovative trading products; They turn retail trading on its head. "
target: Vantage Point Trading
Founded in 2007, Vantage Point Trading is a financial trading website that provides quality information to aid new and experienced traders in their trading endeavors. The site provides informative content via video courses, tutorials and free ebooks.
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closed 4/9/2018 via PR Newswire

CeriFi, acquired Keir Educational Resources

synopsis: CeriFi, a diversified education, training and certification provider and a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company, has acquired Keir Educational Resources (Keir), a leading provider of training solutions for financial services professionals seeking to prepare for various financial and insurance certification exams.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: CeriFi
CeriFi, formed in 2017, is a diversified education, training and certification provider serving professionals across the financial services market. "
target: Keir Educational Resources
Keir is a leading provider of training solutions for professionals looking to pass financial and insurance certification exams. Founded in 1968, Keir's textbooks and review courses prepare financial services professionals for the CFP, FINRA and several property and casualty examinations.
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closed 2/13/2017 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Genesis Institute

synopsis: Global training and education company Kaplan has acquired Genesis Institute. Genesis offers exceptional CFA programmes and is a leading provider of financial training solutions in the UAE. Genesis and its team will trade under the name Kaplan Genesis and will continue to be based in Dubai and operate across the Gulf Coast Countries (GCC).
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan is a leading international provider of training and education services operating in more than 30 countries and working with over 2,600 corporations and businesses. Kaplan’s vast breadth and scope and distinguished heritage going back almost 80 years sets it apart from its competitors. "
target: Genesis Institute
Genesis Institute, founded ten years ago, leads the CFA examination market in the UAE and is a leading provider of financial training solutions. Genesis offers a wide range of courses for Finance and Non-Finance Professionals working at entry, mid-career, or senior level positions.
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closed 5/18/2016 via BNC Analysis

DeVry Education Group, Kaizen Private Equity, acquired EduPristine

synopsis: Education firm DeVry has teamed up with sector-focused private equity firm Kaizen to acquire a majority stake in professional certification and skill development focused player EduPristine. EduPristine offers professional certifications and skills training through 20 locations, with a focus on finance, accounting, digital marketing and analytics.
buyer: DeVry Education Group (ATGE:$1,231.21)
buyer: Kaizen Private Equity
DeVry Education Group is a global provider of educational services, with institutions that offer a wide array of programs in healthcare, business, technology, accounting, finance and law. Kaizen is a private equity firm that invests in businesses that transform human capital. "
target parent: Accel Partners
target: EduPristine
EduPristine is India's leading training provider for international certifications in Finance (like CFA, FRM and PRM), Accounting (CPA and CMA) and Analytics (Business Analytics and Big Data and Hadoop). It was founded by industry professionals in the areas of investment banking and private equity.
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closed 9/14/2017 via PR Newswire

Investoo Group, acquired SocialTradingGuru.com

synopsis: Investoo Group, one of the world's biggest FX and financial affiliates, has acquired the leading social trading comparison site SocialTradingGuru.com. Launched in 2012, SocialTradingGuru.com is one of the biggest social trading comparison sites and works a number of partners including eToro, Ayondo and Tradeo.
buyer parent: Optimizer Invest Limited
buyer: Investoo Group
Investoo Group is a newly funded financial venture that aims to become one of the biggest lead generation companies in the Forex and retail investment industry. They offer a free online educational platform, a buzzing community and a continuous stream of innovative trading products. "
target: SocialTradingGuru.com
Launched in 2012, SocialTradingGuru.com is one of the biggest social trading comparison sites and works a number of partners including eToro, Ayondo and Tradeo.
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closed 7/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bidollar Servicos Financeiros Ltda. merged with Câmbio Store,

synopsis: Cambio Store and Bidollar announced a merger that creates the largest online currency comparison platform in Brazil. Bidollar, based in Brazil, is a free platform for quotation and purchase of foreign currencies through the internet.
buyer: Câmbio Store
Cambio Store, based in Brazil, is a technology platform partner of the main exchange brokers in the country. They join clients and exchange brokers, adding the best technological tools on the market and aiming to maximize the user experience. "
target: Bidollar Servicos Financeiros Ltda.
Bidollar, based in Brazil, is a free platform for quotation and purchase of foreign currencies through the internet. Bidollar's platform allows tourists to compare different exchange brokers at the same time, choosing and closing the best quote on the hour.
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closed 4/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Investoo Group, acquired 100ForexBrokers.com

synopsis: Investoo Group, a newly funded financial venture that aims to become one of the biggest lead generation companies in the Forex and retail investment industry, has announced the purchase of 100ForexBrokers.com, a provider the most comprehensive overview of Forex brokers online.
buyer parent: Optimizer Invest Limited
buyer: Investoo Group
Investoo Group is a newly funded financial venture that aims to become one of the biggest lead generation companies in the Forex and retail investment industry. They offer a free online educational platform, a buzzing community and a continuous stream of innovative trading products. "
target: 100ForexBrokers.com
100Forexbrokers.com operates since 2008 with a mission to provide the most comprehensive overview of Forex brokers online. They offer easy and swift insight into any aspect of choosing a Forex broker and aim to help traders find the best brokers fitting their trading needs.
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closed 2/5/2020 via Company Press Release

Markets Media, acquired Best Execution World Limited

synopsis: Leading U.S.-based digital financial news publisher Markets Media Group (MMG) has acquired Best Execution World Limited (BEW), the London-based publisher of Best Execution and The DESK. Best Execution offers an in-depth analysis into the major trends that are shaping the financial services industry.
buyer: Markets Media
Markets Media Group was founded in 2007 with one mission: to be the pre-eminent provider of news and information about trading and technology in capital markets. The coverage remit spans equities, fixed income, and FX, and covers buy-side investment managers, sell-side broker-dealers, and more. "
target: Best Execution World Limited
Best Execution offers an in-depth analysis into the major trends that are shaping the financial services industry as well as providing a more detailed insight into the technology driving new products and services being developed to meet these challenges. It’s where the buyside and sellside meet.
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closed 7/9/2010 via BNC Analysis

Maxx Capital International Limited, acquired Finet Group

synopsis: As of July 9, 2010, Finet Group Limited, a provider of financial information services and technology solutions to corporate clients, professional investors, and retail investors in Greater China, operates as a subsidiary of MAXX Capital International Limited.
buyer: Maxx Capital International Limited
Maxx Capital International Limited (MCI) is principally engaged in investing in financial products such as foreign exchange and interest rate swap in financial capital markets. "
target: Finet Group
Finet Group is a premier financial media and information provider engaging in the development, production and provision of financial information services and technology solutions to corporate clients and individual investors.
price ($mm)[EV]
$7.74 [$3.87]*
rev ($mm)
$4
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2.8x
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closed 12/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

A J Bell Holdings Limited, acquired MSM Media Ltd.

synopsis: AJ Bell, which is based on Chester Road, Manchester, has bought MSM Media and its trading subsidiary MoneyAM for an undisclosed sum. MSM is a specialist financial publisher which produces the weekly magazine Shares.
buyer: A J Bell Holdings Limited
AJ Bell provides its clients and advisers with a ground-breaking blend of control, investment choice, low-cost delivery and online functionality. "
target: MSM Media Ltd.
MSM is a specialist financial publisher which produces the weekly magazine Shares, organises annual awards and business events and operates online and digital news and information services, including MoneyAM, StockMarketWire and Brokerforecasts. It employs 34 staff at its base in London.
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closed 3/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Robinhood, acquired MarketSnack

synopsis: Robinhood, a no-fee trading stock trading startup, has acquired MarketSnacks, a daily podcast and newsletter, that focuses solely on finance, featuring a funny photo and humorous analysis on three to four news items each morning.
buyer: Robinhood
Robinhood is a new way to invest in the stock market. Robinhood started with the idea that a technology-driven brokerage could operate with significantly less overhead, letting users goodbye to trading commissions. Their smartphone app allows individual investors to buy and sell stocks for free. "
target: MarketSnack
MarketSnacks is a daily newsletter that simplifies Wall Street. An understanding of financial news is essential today, but there are too many resources with too much jargon. MarketSnacks filters out the noise and explain what's important in one bite-sized snack – clear, condensed, and entertaining.
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closed 4/21/2018 via PR Newswire

Markets Media, acquired GlobalTrading

synopsis: Markets Media Group has announced the acquisition of GlobalTrading, a leading publication and forum for the electronic trading industry. Based in Hong Kong, GlobalTrading's FIXGlobal.com is the official publication of the FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global trading.
buyer: Markets Media
Markets Media Group covers institutional capital markets, spanning buy-side investment managers, sell-side banks, hedge funds, exchanges, trading platforms, and software providers. "
target: GlobalTrading
GlobalTrading is a leading publication and forum for the electronic trading industry. Based in Hong Kong, GlobalTrading's FIXGlobal.com is the official publication of the FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global trading.
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closed 3/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Mohamed Radwan & Omar Radwan, acquired Arab Finance Brokerage Company

synopsis: Arab Finance Brokerage Co. announced a group of investors finalized the acquisition of 100% of Arab Finance. Among the new shareholders, were market experts Mohamed Radwan, Ex-Board member In Pharos Securities and Omar Radwan. Arab Finance is one of the most prestigious and well-known news websites in the financial sector.
buyer: Mohamed Radwan & Omar Radwan
Mohamed Radwan is the Ex-Board member In Pharos Securities and Omar Radwan is the former Head of Asset Management in HC Securities & Investment. "
target: Arab Finance Brokerage Company
Arab Finance is one of the most prestigious and well-known news websites in the financial sector. Arab Finance has one of the oldest news portal covering the Egyptian EGX and macroeconomic news. In addition, Arab Finance also provides its services as a brokerage house specialized in online trading.
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announced 3/29/2016 via BusinessWire

BATS Global Markets, Inc., will acquire ETF.com

synopsis: Bats Global Markets, the leading exchange operator for the trading of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and creator of the Bats ETF Marketplace, signed a definitive agreement to acquire ETF.com, a leading provider of ETF data, news and analysis.
buyer: BATS Global Markets, Inc. (BATS:$1,861.90)
BATS Global Markets, Inc. is a leading global operator of securities markets, committed to Making Markets Better for traders, investors and issuers. In the U.S., BATS operates four stock exchanges – BZX, BYX, EDGX and EDGA – and regularly ranks as the top market for ETF and retail-driven liquidity. "
target: ETF.com
ETF.com is a leading provider of exchange-traded fund (ETF) data, news and analysis. Founded in 2001, ETF.com provides independent and authoritative news, analysis, data and education about ETFs, generating 875,572 page views and attracting 291,191 unique visitors in February 2016 alone.
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closed 7/6/2015 via PR Newswire

Eagle Financial Publications, acquired DividendInvestor.com

synopsis: Eagle Financial Publication, a subsidiary of Salem Media Group, announced that it has acquired the website DividendInvestor.com, a provider of dividend information and data for investment professionals. DeividendInvestor.com designs and develops tools and systems for the investment community with the highest level of accuracy and integrity.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Eagle Financial Publications
Eagle Financial Publications provide market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors. Eagle Wellness provides practical health advice and is a trusted source for nutritional supplements from one of the country's leading complementary health physicians. "
target: DividendInvestor.com
Dividend Investor provides dividend stock data for stock markets across the world. The screening tool helps locate the best dividend stocks. Subscribers can receive emails on multiple subjects such as when a company announces a dividend, what companies are changing dividends.
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announced 6/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

ADVFN PLC, will acquire London South East Limited

synopsis: Financial market website operator ADVFN PLC confirmed it has signed heads of agreement with the directors of investor-information website London South East Ltd. London South East Ltd. provides share prices, news, data and resources on desktops, tablets, or mobiles to leading private investor .
buyer: ADVFN PLC (AIM:AFN:$15.81)
ADVFN PLC operates a web site which provides up-to-date financial data on the UK stock markets. The site provides users with services including a bulletin board for investors to swap ideas, real-time share information from the London Exchange, configuration alerts, and regulatory new services. "
target: London South East Limited
London South East Limited's team of web developers, service, and leadership staff serves private investors worldwide. They provide share prices, news, and data to thousands of visitors every day, lse.co.uk brings leading private investor resources on desktops, tablets, or mobiles.
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announced 8/28/2013 via Company Press Release

Bright Mountain Holdings, Inc., will acquire Wall-Street.com

synopsis: Bright Mountain Holdings announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Wall-Street.com, LLC, which owns and operates an online portal that offers financial industry information including microcap stocks, global economy and world markets, currency and precious metals, research, charts and graphs, and more.
buyer: Bright Mountain Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK:BMTM:$7.00)
The Bright Mountain Holdings family of websites includes TheBright.com, WarDocumentaryFilms.com and Bootcamp4me.com. TheBright.com is the company’s largest site and offers news, information, products and services geared for Military members, Veterans and First Responders. "
target: Wall-Street.com
Wall-Street.com, LLC owns and operates an online portal that offers financial industry information including microcap stocks, global economy and world markets, currency and precious metals, research, charts and graphs, licensing and education for financial services representatives, and more.
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$3.20
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